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Libya,Syria,Yemen.................................

One wonders why there is so little knowledge of these others uprisings and confusion, as I see it, as to the Libyan actions by the U.S. and NATO as well as seeming little support. One big reason is we already were familiar with a couple of the players in the Egyptian opposition and through the internet got familiar with the younger generation people that were so active in bringing it on. These others we have extremely little knowledge, if any, of the players in opposition, we do know that some in the Libyan movement are not considered friendly to the west, especially us here in the U.S. after the previous decade!!

Facebook group calls for uprisings all over Syria on Saturday

Another on Wisconsin Famers Supporting Labor

March 15th, 2011 - "What is a union anyway but working people coming together, acting together to improve their lives," Tony Schultz, Farmer Director of Family Farm Defender said. "And that is what we're here to do - to act together, to speak together in solidarity, saying we reject this union busting bill and we reject this budget."

Rolling down the streets of Madison in their tractors, Wisconsin's farmers joined the protests that rose throughout Madison this weekend. While in Madison, Laura also spoke with Scott Schultz, executive director of Wisconsin Farmers Union, who spoke about the ripple effects of the anti-union bill that will be felt throughout their community.

March 19, 2003: Iraq “decapitation attack”

U.S. and coalition forces launched missiles and bombs at targets in Iraq including a “decapitation attack” aimed at Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and other top members of the country’s leadership.

There were nearly 300,000 American, British and other troops at the border.
President George W. Bush warned Americans that the conflict "could be longer and more difficult than some predict." He assured the nation that “this will not be a campaign of half-measures, and we will accept no outcome except victory.”

Read about the cost of this war

Timeline

This Week in Peace History

March 18, 1970: American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO

My father was a hard working postal worker, then called a postal clerk who sorted the mail. Up till this strike he was making less take home than I started making working construction till I went into the service. He did have some benefits and a pension plan, I didn't. After the strike they started making a more comfortable wage as well as the postal service started automating, as they advanced they gave schooling in the newer technologies. He retired some years later and they lived comfortably on a decent pension for his hard work of many years, a pension he contributed to. Also around this time companies, turning into corporations, were axing older workers as they were approaching retirement age, this continued as the safety nets for dedicated hard working folks were marginalized. leaving them out of any and all pensions they had already contributed into and living off lower waged jobs then Social Security.

Protest War Criminal Stephan Hadley's, National Security Advisor to Bush, Keynote speech on 3/19 in San Francisco

War Criminal Watch is calling for San Francisco fans to protest War Criminal Stephan Hadley's keynote speach at SF St. Regis Hotel on 3/19/2011 from 3:30 - 5 pm.

"This (Gadhafi) is a bad guy"... Where have we heard that before?

As we mark the 8th anniversary of "Shock and Awe" let's remember the LIES that the Iraq War was launched on and STOP a war on Libya before it starts.

PROTEST STEPHEN HADLEY, National Security Advisor to Bush, as he gives his keynote speech to the World Affairs Council conference at the St. Regis Hotel.

Hadley was key to creating the lies about yellowcake uranium which set up the Bush Regime's pretext for going to war against Iraq. Hadley has not yet experienced as much "war criminal fame" as Yoo, Rice, Rumsfeld, et al, but he has been busy stirring up support for military action on Libya in order to take advantage of imperialist openings presented by the current turmoil. (Title of his speech: "Seeing Opportunities in Times of Crisis:!)

War Criminals Watch Panels at Left Forum in New York City, Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza

Hey NYC area fans! If there's no way you can get to DC, then join us at the Left Forum on Sun.March 20, 2011 at Pace University.

War Criminals Watch will be hosting two panels on Sun., March 20th at the Left Forum and will have a table in the exhibition hall during the entire conference, March 18th-20th. Please visit our table and come to our panels.

From the Bush Regime's "War on Terror" to "Obama's Contingency Operation" - Why We Resist
E324, L. Panel Session 5—Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Live-WI Rallies

This is a live feed coming out of Madison:

 

Right now they are bouncing back and forth from the speaker at the station to show recordings from yesterday as well as some live feeds via cell phones as the rally goes on today.

Reason I'm posting this up, besides the obvious of some wanting to watch, is they announced that the 14 State Senators will be speaking at around twelve noon CST and they are hoping to bring live coverage of those speeches.

This feed comes from The UpTake.

This is in an e-mail from GRITtv:

 

Wisconsin - Farmers Tractorcade

HEARD ON THE STREET: "If you live in Wisconsin, don't forget to turn your clock back 50 years this weekend."

That link is running live coverage supposedly but doesn't look like a stream.

There's suppose to be live streaming coverage here and at Free Speech TV
According to GRITtv's Laura Flanders who's in Madison Wis.

'gotta be the so called conservative mentality'

In honor of International Women's Day

Now why would someone, or a group, target a site such as this? It would be really interesting to find the sources and ask them. Are they funded by the wealth already going after women's rights or just pranksters with a sick agenda? Something tells me there's more to this than that.

 

Hackers target 'Women's Day' site

 

Afghan women listen to President Hamid Karzai's speech during an event to mark International Women's Day in Kabul. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

March 8, 2011 - Hackers have brought down the International Women’s Day website today, the 100th anniversary of the event.

Get on Your Tractor and Ride to Madison

They got Themselves a Convoy!!

 

 

{Hey they don't have one for tractors, or do they, if so put it up, if not someone with talent quickly write one!!}

This site, and message, just popped up on FaceBook and many are joining in even if only in spirit for most. But hey if you're in that region and can make the run, join in.

 

Join the Farmer Labor Tractorcade

What's it about:

Time Saturday, March 12 · 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location The Capitol, Madison WI

Frontline: Gigi's Revolution - Egypt

22 February 2011 - Her family is part of the Egyptian elite, but 24-year-old Gigi Ibrahim says she's fighting for her country's future. With thousands following her Twitter feed, Gigi has become something of a celebrity in Cairo's Tahrir Square. In this video, we see her attempts to convince her family of the righteousness of her cause. But will they come around?

 

PLEASE JOIN AHMET DOĞAN, FATHER OF TURKISH-AMERICAN 19 YEAR-OLD FURKAN DOĞAN KILLED on the GAZA FLOTILLA BY ISRAELI COMMANDOS

SPEAKING
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 7PM
AT THE EATONVILLE RESTAURANT,
2121 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC
(next to Busboys and Poets)

and

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 7PM
AT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
ROOM 108, FUNGER HALL

With Katherine Gallagher of the Center for Constitutional Rights, New York City

and Ann Wright of the US Boat to Gaza, Second Gaza Flotilla

Save March 18-20, 2011 to participate in Left Forum at Pace University, New York City

War Criminals Watch will be hosting two panels at the Left Forum and will have a table in the exhibition hall. The panels are: From the Bush Regime's "War on Terrot" to "Obama's Contingency Operation" - Why We Resist and What We Learned From WikiLeaks Revelations. More details will follow soon.

See: http://warcriminalswatch.org/index.php/wcw-events/details/700-left-forum

60min: Wael Ghonim and Egypt's New Age

"I wrote, 'Dear Western governments. You have been supporting the regime that was oppressing us for 30 years. Please don't get involved now. We don't need you.' " - Wael Ghonim 13 Feb. 2011

 

Wael Ghonim, speaking with Harry Smith in an interview for "60 Minutes." (CBS)

 

February 13, 2011 - Harry Smith reports on the latest events from Egypt, including an in-depth interview with Wael Ghonim.

 

A Marxist Analysis: Arab Uproar

By Ron Ridenour

Long time in the making! Long time suffering poverty, inequality, official murder-torture-imprisonment, despotism, fundamentalism, and governments lackeyed to US/Western powers.

I am no expert on Arabic/Middle East history or politics, other than knowing that US/Israel-led imperialism has had a grip on the entire area for decades, and before that there were other foreign oppressors. I know that in part of the Arab world—so far not involved in this uproar—the US-led “humanitarian” operation has cost over one million Iraqi lives, created millions of refugees, tortured tens of thousands and destroyed incalculable cultural wealth and history. European allies assisted in this butchery. Something similar is occurring in Afghanistan, and extending into Pakistan.

Tony Blair at the Iraq inquiry:

Day of regret, Day of reckoning

The Chilcot Inquiry will help write history's verdict on Tony Blair - and he may not like it

Return to the fray: Tony Blair giving evidence Photo: REUTERS

23rd January 2011 - His government did not, in Alastair Campbell’s words, “do God”. But on Friday the gods, yet again, seemed to do Tony Blair a favour.

The QE2 Conference Centre, venue of the Chilcot Inquiry, was patrolled on three sides by hungry TV crews. The police presence was high. Under no illusions about his public, Mr Blair arrived at dawn, nearly two hours before he was due to testify.

Iraq War Inquiry: Blair Returns

Tony Blair returns to Chilcot inquiry amid protests

Demonstrators protest against the former prime minster at his second appearance before the Iraq inquiry

21 January 2011 - A month before the Iraq war began a million people marched through London. This morning, almost eight years later, barely 100 activists mustered outside the conference centre opposite Westminster Abbey as Tony Blair returned to the Chilcot inquiry for perhaps his last official involvement in the conflict's aftermath.

Jan. 18, 2003 - Not Tea Parties

From This Week in History: Peace Buttons

In frigid temperatures, 500,000 converged on Washington, D.C.
There were also joined by many more elsewhere around the world to oppose the threatened U.S. war on Iraq.

This was the largest U.S. peace demonstration since the Vietnam era.

<---Anti-war protesters march past the U.S. Capitol during the start of an anti-war protest that will culminate by a march to the Washington Naval Yard.

Egyptian riot police and anti-war demonstrators face off in Cairo, Egypt. Banners at top read, " Iraq . . . Another war for oil and American supremacy."--->

Chilcot to Grill Blair - "Misled Inquiry" - On the 21st

Chilcot to grill Blair on how he 'misled' Iraq war inquiry

Panel recalls former PM to answer 'grave doubts' about the veracity of his original evidence

AFP/Getty Images: An Iraq inquiry source said of Blair: 'There is a feeling... he wilfully misrepresented the facts'

16 January 2011 - Tony Blair will face allegations that he has "misled" members of the Iraq inquiry when he returns to give evidence to the panel this week.

Giffords' Staff Keeps Moving Forward

This report was aired on the PBS News Hour last night.

AIR DATE: Jan. 14, 2011

Giffords' Staff Keeps Office Open While Coping With Shooting's Aftermath

 

SUMMARY Members of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' staff have kept her office open, even as the Congresswoman fights to recover from a gunman's attack. Tom Bearden reports from Tucson. Transcript

A couple of cuts from the shows transcript:

 

A Country Heading to Destruction!

And this says what about this Country and Society,

Security was tight Friday morning as the hearse entered the church
parking lot and U.S. marshals checked the IDs of everyone entering the
lot. Four big coach buses brought dozens of judges who knew Roll over
the years.

One Hell Of Allot!!

Security tight at funeral for slain Arizona judge

War Criminals Watch Advisor Andy Worthington speaks on the Future of Guantanamo at Two Washington DC Panel Discussions

War Criminal Watch Special Events:

Nine Years of Guantanamo: What Now?
Panel Discussion with Andy Worthington, Tom Wilner, Morris Davis & Benjamin Wittes

January 11,2011 - 3:30 - 5 pm
New American Foundation
1899 L St.NW - Suite 400
Washington DC

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The Future of Guantanamo & Accountability for Torture
Panel Discussion with Andy Worhtington, Juan Mendes & Leili Kashani
& excerpts from Andy Worthington and Polly Nash's film "Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo".

January 12, 2011 - 12:00 - 1:30pm
Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW - JD Lounge, 6th Floor
Washington DC

20 Forgotten Veterans

 

NY burials planned for 20 forgotten veterans

 

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — January 7, 2011 - Twenty servicemen from New York City whose bodies have gone unclaimed for months or longer will receive full military honors at national veterans cemetery service.

The mass service will be held Saturday at Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island. The Department of Veterans Affairs says it’s the largest of it kind in U.S. history.

It’s part of a national initiative in recent years to clear a massive backlog of unburied or unclaimed remains of both veterans and non-veterans.

Dec 26th 1971-Statue of Liberty, Liberation

Back on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 I posted this VVAW Anniversary-Dec 26th 1971-Statue of Liberty, Liberation on my first blog, still in my infancy of blog posting but I had gotten better, like embedding links etc.. This action took place only months after I returned from Vietnam, my last year of my four, and getting discharged back into civilian life. I wasn't with these brothers but I had already started down the path of activism against Wars of Choice and those that create them for profit and power. That post is below slightly refined and updated, had to find a link and embedded a document pdf player.

December 13 2001

Welcome to the bush start of the 21st century cold wars arms race and destruction of national security, the past decade of the wars and hate rhetoric from here have done the rest!!

U.S. quits ABM treaty

"Today I am giving formal notice to Russia that the United States of America is withdrawing from this almost 30-year-old treaty," Bush said in the White House Rose Garden. "I have concluded the ABM treaty hinders our government's ability to develop ways to protect our people from future terrorist or rogue state missile attacks." {continued}

FORUM & DISCUSSION: THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS - NYC, 12/10, 7-9PM

Join the NYC Coalition to Stop Islamophobia on Friday, Dec.10th from 7-9pm at 239 Thompson St. Washington Sq. Park, for an eye-opening panel presentation and open discussion about how and why fear and anti-Muslim bigotry are mobilized.

Sponsored by the Coalition to Stop Islamophobia in America.

More details at link below.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154177641295637

Mirror Wikileaks!!

Mass-mirroring Wikileaks

 

4 December 2010 - Wikileaks is currently under heavy attack.

In order to make it impossible to ever fully remove Wikileaks from the Internet, we need your help.

if you have a unix-based server which is hosting a website on the Internet and you want to give wikileaks some of your hosting resources, you can help!

Please follow the following instructions:

* Setup an account where we can upload files using RSYNC+SSH (preferred) or FTP

* Put our SSH key in this server or create an FTP account

* Create a virtual host in your web server, which, for example, can be wikileaks.yourdomain.com

* send the IP address of your server to us, and the path where we should upload the content. (just fill the form below) {read rest and sign on if able}

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