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Israel Likely Behind Bulgarian False Flag

  Israel Likely Behind Bulgaria False Flag

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Israel's history is odious. State terror is policy. It's a dagger pointed at humanity's heart. False flags and targeted assassinations are specialties.

 

TSA strip-searches another woman, messes with feeding tube

TSA agents have, yet again, strip-searched another woman. But that wasn’t enough. They also endangered her life by handling her feeding tube.

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Accidents Happen, But We Can't Afford One in the Persian Gulf

 

By Dave Lindorff

 

Things are getting out of hand in the Persian Gulf.


Military NASCAR Sponsorships Live On

We lost 202-216 on cutting military NASCAR sponsorships. We could have used a tiny bit more push. In contrast, the proposal to cut military band $$ lost 166-250 with nobody pushing against it at all.

Citizens Protest PA Prison Expansion At Graterford Prison

 

By John Grant


About 50 people converged on Tuesday afternoon July 17 along Route 29 in Montgomery County near the Graterford State Prison to declare their opposition to the building of more prisons and the expansion of existing prisons like Graterford in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Graterford is already a massive institution.

US Cities Going Bankrupt

  US Cities Going Bankrupt

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In past decades, many US municipalities declared bankruptcy. Since 1981, 42 cases were filed. Ten came in the past four years. 

 

Given hard times getting harder, what's happening now is unprecedented since the Great Depression. 

Divorce Scuttles Shotgun Likud/Kadima Wedding

  Divorce Scuttles Shotgun Likud/Kadima Wedding

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Shotgun weddings often produce quick and/or ugly divorces. This one was no exception. When announced, public outrage greeted it. 

 

Minnesota Town Bans Signs in Yards Unless They're Pro-War

At a festival called Peacestock in Wisconsin last weekend, I met a woman who lives in Little Falls, Minnesota.  That city had forced her to take down signs in her own yard, signs that said "Occupy Wall Street," "Back the 99 Percent" and "Boycott Monsanto."

But Robin Hensel noticed that the city itself was displaying, in violation of the same ordinance, a banner reading "We Support Our Troops." 

For anyone who's been visiting outerspace for the past half-century, "support our troops" is, of course, a phrase meaning "support whatever wars our government engages in."  Thus, we ocassionally see signs reading "Support our troops: Bring them home," a message that is understood to reverse the common meaning of "support our troops" by giving it a literal interpretation. 

Well, Hensel proposed that the banner come down, in compliance with the law -- acting on the idea that even bad laws should be enforced fairly. 

And then came the death threats.

These kinds of incidents -- and I've been through them too, and can testify to the viciousness the threats can take on -- expose the darker meaning behind "support our troops."  That meaning is "death to the other side."  Needless to say, the work of troops is killing.  Those on the other side in a war are supposed to die.  The official bragging about how many have died, so common during the Vietnam War, has not been entirely absent from the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan.  Hensel placed herself in the enemy camp, in the minds of some war proponents.  And therefore she needed to die.  The threats flooded in.

Hensel was also turned down by the city in a request for permission to set up an Occupy encampment, but corporate groups were permitted to do everything she'd requested and more.

Hensel is now suing Little Falls in district court, with help from a local attorney and from former associate deputy attorney general of the United States Bruce Fein, who can be expected to denounce the city's assault on the First Amendment in the most powerful and eloquent manner.  The complaint filed states:

"The city of Little Falls has no excuse in law for wrongfully harassing a 58-year-old grandmother because she colorfully expressed an unpopular viewpoint on her own property. And that is exactly what the Defendant City did. Indeed, at every turn the Defendants brandished their government authority to suppress or burden Plaintiff's viewpoints because of hostility to their ideas and to facilitate and promote viewpoints they found agreeable."

A columnist at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jon Tevlin, has reported on this story three times, here, here, and here. How many other stories like this go unreported?

Little Falls' city government needs an overhaul, and Robin Hensel is going to run for office.

Our mental slavery needs an overhaul as well.  The idea that by murdering large numbers of foreign Muslims we expand our "freedoms" coexists with radical curtailment of our rights.  Our rights shrink in direct proportion to military spending.  We can be spied on without warrant, locked up without charge, or murdered -- all as a result of the latest war for "freedom."  We can also be locked in free-speech cages for protests and see our freedom to speak, assemble, or petition our government shut down -- all in the name of the war that is supposed to make us free by killing people.

The only bit of truth to echo through the Orwellian hum of our militarism is that "freedom isn't free."  That's right.  It takes struggle.  It takes exactly the kind of risk that Robin Hensel is engaged in.

Talk Nation Radio: U.S. Poverty Is Expanding and Worsening

Poverty in the United States is surrounded by myths and misunderstanding.  Poverty is expanding, and extreme poverty is expanding.  The social safety net is retracting.  Congress has just slashed food stamps.  But corporate media coverage that misleads us on the nature and causes of poverty is neither expanding nor improving.  Karen Dolan is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and coordinator of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.  She discusses this project, which is producing reporting on poverty while providing work to unemployed and under-employed journalists. Learn more at http://economichardship.org

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ICRC Supports Imperialism for Profit

  ICRC Supports Imperialism for Profit

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Progressive News Hour regular James Petras once said most NGOs skim 90% of donations for themselves. They're predators, not humanitarians. They serve political agendas for profit.

 

Olympiad Readiness: Militarized London Total Policing

  Olympiad Readiness: Militarized London Total Policing

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Olympism today differs vastly from its Athens roots. A previous article explained it's more about profiteering, exploitation, and cynicism than sport. 

 

Syria News - July 17

 

“Battle for liberation” of Damascus has begun, Free Syrian Army says - Now Lebanon

Syrian National Council members in Saudi Arabia are coordinating with tribes along the borders of Syria to smuggle weapons to the Free Syrian Army - JPost.com

Syrian Muslim Brotherhood urges grassroot support for Damascus battle - Yahoo! News

SNC, Syrian Muslim Brotherhood renew calls for foreign intervention - todayszaman

SNC spokewoman: If the UN won't act, 'we have other options' - CSMonitor.com

How valid are the outlandish claims of defector Nawaf Fares? He offers no proff - BBC

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Does US refuse to help Syrian rebels until after election? The Obama administration has made clear to its allies that it will not intervene - Telegraph

U.S. Mum On Releasing $ 10 Million in Frozen Funds to Syrian Rebels - DOTMIL (usnews.com)

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Jihad in Syria: The Penetration of Radical Islam in the Syrian Conflict - canadafreepress.com

Video: Christian Town Hit by Suicide Bombing - YouTube

Video: Syrian rebels kidnap terrified innocent boy - YouTube

Video: Syrian Rebels Shelling City Of Aleppo Endangering Civilians - Liveleaks.com

Video:  Syrian Rebels Burning and Destroying Countless Bottles of Alcohol as They Yell ‘Allahu Akbar’ - TheBlaze.com

Video: Tribute to the Mujahideens of Free Syrian Army - YouTube

Video: Syrian' Rebels fly the flag of Saudi Arabia - YouTube

Help Sustain Our Campaign. The World Can't Wait.

Why does World Can't Wait deserve your ongoing financial support? There are a billion needs humanity has, and especially at this time, you're asked to give to charities and candidates' campaigns constantly.  Why put $5 to $200 a month to World Can't Wait as our sustainers do? (And thanks to those of you who are new sustainers, we're off to a good start on our 3 week drive for 40 new sustainers.) 

Scan Scam: FDA/GE - Who Cares About Extra Radiation?

FDA & GE: Harassing Whistleblowers
 
July 17, 2012

Editor Note: Food and Drug Administration officials reacted to suspected whistleblowing by some of its scientists, about excessive radiation from medical imaging devices, by spying on several. But the larger issue is the need to alert the public to unnecessary risks, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

By Ray McGovern

Hidden Anti-Teacher Agenda: Former DC Schools Chancellor Rhee Still Scamming and Posing as Education ‘Reformer’

 

By Dave Lindorff


Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, DC’s public schools, who left under a cloud after the mayor who appointed her, Adrian Fenty, was defeated in a re-election bid in which Rhee’s contentious tenure was the main issue, is at it again.


Occupy Wall Street Occupies Hiroshima Day, August 6th

 

Please join this Occupy Nukes page on Facebook.   https://www.facebook.com/events/174464619354032/?context=create

 

And see our Occupy Wall Street Declaration in Support of Nuclear Abolition and Disarmament

 http://www.nycga.net/groups/antiwar/docs/declaration-in-support-of-nuclear-abolition-and-disarmament

Nothing Civil About Washington's War on Syria

  Nothing Civil about Washington's War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Insurgents are Washington proxies. Key NATO partners, rogue Arab League states, and Israel are very much involved. 

 

World Economies on Life Support

  World Economies on Life Support

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Since crisis economic conditions erupted in fall 2007, resolution has been sorely lacking. 

 

US corporations and America's super-rich benefitted from over $3 trillion in tax cuts. 

 

Appearances/Protests of War Criminals July-August 2012

Check out the July - August appearances and protests of war criminals around the country. See who's coming to your area. On the list, click on a date to find out the details. We're happy to help you plan and publicize your demonstation. Get in touch with us at  www.warcriminalswatch.org.

George Bush

7/24/12 - Boston MA

8/27/12 - Columbus GA

Are Drones Moral Killing Machines? NY Times National Security Journalist Says Yes

 

By Dave Lindorff


Are weaponized drone aircraft more moral than the more traditional killing machines used in warfare? In an opinion published in Sunday’s New York Times, the paper’s national security reporter, Scott Shane, argues that they are.


Propaganda War on Syria

  Propaganda War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Major media scoundrels suppress truth and full disclosure. In times of war or when they're planned, it dies first.

 

John Pilger calls journalism war's first casualty. It's a "weapon of war," he says.

 

Protesting Social Injustice by Self-Immolation

  Protesting Social Injustice by Self-Immolation

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Social justice in Israel is just a figure of speech. It's entirely lacking. Neoliberal harshness is policy.

 

Israel replicates the worst Western society policies. Little about it gets reported.

 

Syria News - July 15

 

Syrian National Council Chief To Obama: Waiting For Election Day To Act In Syria Is 'Unacceptable' - Now Lebanon

Ex Syrian ambassador accuses Assad regime of collaborating with al Qaeda both in Syria recent suicide attacks and against Iraqis and American forces in Iraq - CNN

Islamist group Al-Nusra Front claims 12 Syria attacks targeting Syrian security forces and pro-government "thugs" - Now Lebanon

SNC spokeswoman: "Some of the Syrian Kurds supporting the revolution seek the right to self-determination but the SNC does not accept radical goals" - IKJ News

Dozens of Syrian soldiers ‘defect to Iraqi Kurdistan’ - IKJ News

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Syria says U.N.'s Annan wrong about Tremseh killings | Reuters

Video: Hama: Syrian rebels meet the army. Note that almost all of the dead had a weapon on them at the time - YouTube

Video (in Arabic) FSA Commander threatens members of a Sunni village to cut their throats if they are found to be collaborating with the progovernment neighboring villages - Liveleaks.com

Priest: "I stayed...to protect the churches from looting", Another priest: "The armed (Islamic extremists) in Syria murdered more than 200 Christians in the city of Homs, including entire families with young children" - The Christian Post Singapore

Muslim Rebels Destroy Another Church | Friends of Syria

Video: New Execution of an unarmed Pro Assad Civilian - YouTube

Video: Syrian Rebel Takes Out Brain Of Victim Of Terrorist IED For The Sake Of Propaganda? - Liveleaks.com

Video: Turkish Men in Military Fatigues Kill 20 Syrian Security Forces in Massacre - YouTube

Iran War Weekly - July 15, 2012

Iran War Weekly

July 15, 2012

Hello All – Negotiations about Iran’s nuclear program are on pause while the United States and its European allies assess the impact of the new round of sanctions – in reality, of economic warfare – against Iran. In this week’s good/useful reading linked below, NB especially the overview article by Conn Hallinan on sanctions; an excellent article by Mohammad Ali Shabani about the impact of sanctions, and a packet of articles about the next round of sanctions just unveiled by the Obama administration.

For disabled fliers, TSA adds insult to injury by Christopher Elliott

If you thought the TSA’s reputation as America’s worst federal agency couldn’t get any worse — and after its recent PR disasters, I wouldn’t blame you — you might want to think again.

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Strategically Timed Syrian Massacre

  Strategically Timed Syrian Massacre

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Insurgents are enlisted, armed, funded, trained, and directed by Western and regional special forces.

 

They decide strategy, targets, and timing. Armies need leadership to operate effectively. So do killer gangs.

Speaking Events

January 10 and 11:
Events in Washington DC to present a petition telling president elect to end wars:
https://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12501

January 20-21 Occupy the Inauguration
 
January 29 David Swanson speaking in Arlington, Va.
 
February David Swanson debating a war supporter in Boston, Mass.
 
April 21-23 UNAC's annual conference in Richmond, Va.

April 29 possible multi-issue protest in DC.

Find Events Here.

 

 

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