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Protest War Criminal Henry Kissinger When He Speaks At NYC 92nd St Y - May 31 - 6:30pm

On May 31,2011 War Criminal Henry Kissinger, responsible for crimes against humanity in VietNam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Chile and Iraq, will talk about his new book on China at the 92nd St. Y, Manhattan. Before Kissinger's speech, former New York Times reporter David Andelman will speak. Join us and many other organization to protest. Check out the link below for further information, a related video and leaflets to reproduce and distribute.

http://warcriminalswatch.org/index.php/wcw-events/details/812-kissinger-...

Are YOU better than a coin flip?

Watch students Holly Donaldson, Russ Doubleday, Scott Hefferman, Evan Klondar & Kate Tummarello present their thesis "Are Talking Heads Blowing Hot Air? An Analysis of the Accuracy of Forecasts in the Political Media"

The News, It Is a-changin': bin Laden and the Mass Media

by Walter Brasch

It was a little before 9 a.m.

I was chatting with two students.

Another student came in, and asked if we had heard a plane had hit a building in New York City.

We hadn't, but I assumed it was a light private plane, and the pilot had mechanical difficulty or problems with wind turbulence.

A minute or so later, another student came in. It was a passenger jet, she said.

The first student had read the information in a text from a friend, who had received it from another friend, who may have heard it somewhere else. The second student had read it from her Palm Pilot, which brought in news from CNN. In a few moments I became aware of how news dissemination had changed, and it was the youth who were going to lead the information revolution.

A half-hour later, in an upper division journalism class, we were flipping between TV channels, and students were texting with friends on campus and in other states.

Pundits predict no more accurately than a coin toss

Krugman tops, Cal Thomas bottom of accurate predictors, according to study at Hamilton College

By Vige Barrie
May 2, 2011

Executive Summary

Full Report

Op-ed columnists and TV’s talking heads build followings by making bold, confident predictions about politics and the economy. But rarely are their predictions analyzed for accuracy.

Now, five Hamilton College seniors led by public policy professor P. Gary Wyckoff have analyzed the predictions of 26 prognosticators between September 2007 and December 2008. Their findings? Anyone can make as accurate a prediction as most of them if just by flipping a coin.

Their research paper, “Are Talking Heads Blowing Hot Air? An Analysis of the Accuracy of Forecasts in the Political Media” was presented via webcast on Monday, May 2, at www.hamilton.edu/pundit. The paper is also available at that address. Questions during the presentation were posed via Twitter using #hcpundit. The students responsible for this study include Holly Donaldson, Russell Doubleday, Scott Hefferman, Evan Klondar and Kate Tummarello.

Down for the Count: America's Fascination With Royalty

By Walter Brasch

In case you're in a funk because you think the reason you didn't receive an invitation to the royal wedding is because the Brits are still ticked off about that silly little skirmish back in 1776, the American media have a solution for you.

The media had been pumping out news, features, and gossip about the wedding for more than three months. Almost every radio, TV, and cable network, except for maybe the Cartoon Channel, will be covering the wedding on Friday. All. Day. Long.

Coverage begins at 3 a.m. EDT (8 a.m., British Standard Time) and finally ends before the bars close. In addition to extensive live coverage of the procession and wedding itself, ABC, CBS, and NBC are devoting five hours in evening prime time to reviews of the wedding.

April 18, 1912 and 1941 Labor Movement and Leaders

Striking miners and their families being evicted from company houses

April 18 1912 - Members of the United Mine Workers of America on Paint Creek in Kanawha County, West Virginia, demanded wages equal to those of other area mines. The operators rejected the wage increase and miners walked off the job. Miners along nearby Cabin Creek, having previously lost their union, joined the Paint Creek strikers and demanded:
• the right to organize
• recognition of their constitutional rights to free speech and assembly
• an end to blacklisting union organizers
• alternatives to company stores
• an end to the practice of using mine guards
• prohibition of cribbing
• installation of scales at all mines for accurately weighing coal
• unions be allowed to hire their own checkweighmen to make sure the companies' checkweighmen were not cheating the miners.

If Gov. ShutDown: VETERANS FIELD GUIDE

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

 

If the government shuts down, right now looking that way, our Veteran brothers and sisters may want this information guide, Thank You Gen. Shinseki!!

If it doesn't keep it handy, tepublicans are out to destroy what once was and that wasn't perfect.

 

Mortgage mess: Who really owns your mortgage?

AFL-CIO blog site about rallies-link in graphic

If you thought you didn't have a reason to participate in the April 4th "We Are One" {face book page link} rallies around the country this report will certainly plant that needed seed as they continue trying to destroy what America once was building successfully, through it's workers!

60min. 3 April 2011, if you missed this it's a must watch and or read!

Libya Can't Distract From The Iraq War of Choice!!

Adrian Hamilton: Don't let Libya distract us from what {bush} Blair did

2 April 2011 - A terrible thought has struck me. Could the excitement over the war in Libya serve to make Tony Blair look less awful and deprive the Chilcot inquiry of what little sting it may have when it finally publishes later this year?

Of course the Government, and the many MPs who supported military intervention, argue that this time is different, that they have learnt the lessons of Iraq, sought proper UN sanction and eschewed action on the ground.

Tax-Deductible Invasions

by Walter Brasch

Millions of Americans gave George W. Bush unquestioned support when he diverted personnel and resources from the war against al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden to invade Iraq.

Several million fewer opposed the invasion, stating that the primary mission was to destroy the enemy hiding in Afghanistan that destroyed a part of America and not to expand the war. At first, President Bush claimed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, capable of destroying Israel and, if placed aboard cargo vessels, could be launched at the east coast of the U.S. When that explanation fizzled, Bush said the invasion was to remove a dictator. Soon, “Regime Change” was the buzz phrase of the month.

Sounds of Resistance are Growing Join Americans Fed Up With Big Finance

Americans Across the Country are Joining the Culture of Resistance – You Are Needed!

By Kevin Zeese

Are you tired of big banks making record profits, paying giant executive salaries and bonuses and then cooking the books so they avoid paying taxes? We are. And, we are responding. Join us.

On April 15 in Union Square Park in New York City at 11:00 AM we are holding a “Sounds of Resistance Concert” and protest against the big corporate banks that have undermined the U.S. economy and displaced families from their homes. Big Finance has taken more than a trillion from the Department of Treasury and Federal Reserve to pay for their casino gambling on Wall Street but they are still forcing people out of their homes, not lending to small businesses and choking the economy.

Tens of Thousands Protest in London

Thousands protest in London against government spending cuts 26 March 2011 - In the largest demonstration since the Iraq war more than 250,000 protest against austerity measures

 

 

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.

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