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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.

President Obama Step In to Protect the Constitutional Rights of Veterans and Citizens

The Quantico Command Has Shown It Does Not Respect the Constitution Now They Are Denying Our Freedom of Speech

By Kevin Zeese

As one of the organizers of the non-violent event this Sunday at Quantico in support of Bradley Manning I have been negotiating in good faith with the Marines at Quantico to allow a veteran led flower laying ceremony at the Iwo Jima Monument at the edge of the Marine Base. The monument is open every day of the year except for this Sunday. The Marines are closing it to prevent a veteran led flower laying ceremony.

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

Another Green World with UNEP Report

UN Environment Programme maps out a path to a green economy

 

A Chinese man works at a photovoltaic power plant built with Japanese help in Xining in northwest China's Qinghai province, 11 June 2008. The 300kw solar panel power plant is the first to be connected to the local power grid. | EPA/ANGHAI JIN

27 February 2011 - Investing 2% of global GDP a year, could lead to a green and sustainable future, one that will outshine predictions of GDP growth under the current economic model.

Anonymous to Target Koch Bros - Join In!!

Press Release: #OpWisconsin

 

Dear Citizens of the United States of America,

It has come to our attention that the brothers, David and Charles Koch--the billionaire owners of Koch Industries--have long attempted to usurp American Democracy. Their actions to undermine the legitimate political process in Wisconsin are the final straw. Starting today we fight back.

An Altered Ocean

Scientists Forecast an Altered Ocean

 

February 23, 2011 - At the National Press Club Wednesday morning, scientists showed a video of an ocean teeming with wildlife: colorful coral, crabs, sea anemone and bright orange starfish.

The video underscored some not-so-new, but still sobering, news. If trends continue unchecked, our ocean may soon be robbed of its rich coral reefs and many of the 4,000 fish species that depend on them.

Some 75 percent of the world's reefs are facing the threat of extinction, and absent major changes, that number will rise to 90 percent by 2030, and reach 100 percent by 2050, according to a new analysis released Wednesday.

Let's Move Rumsfeld Recently Published Memoir to Bookstore Section Where It Belongs - Fiction, Horror, Crime, You Decide.

Check out our bookmarks that you might insert in Donald Rumsfeld's new memoirs when you pass them by in your neighborhood bookstore. Feel free to copy front and back.
http://warcriminalswatch.org/images/stories/pdfs/wcw_bookmark_rumsfeld_a...

Hillary Hypocrisy? Secretary Calls for Free Speech, while Vet Arrested, Abused Before Her Eyes for Exercising Free Speech

By Kevin Zeese

On Tuesday, February 15th Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech on the importance of Freedom of Speech in the Internet age. She focused her attention on foreign countries and chided them for curtailing the speech of their citizens.

During that speech Ray McGovern, a veteran who also served for 27 years as a CIA analyst, exercised his freedom of speech by standing and silently turning his back on Secretary Clinton. He was protesting the ongoing wars, the treatment of Bradley Manning and the militarism of U.S. foreign policy. He did not shout at the Secretary of State or interrupt her speech. He merely stood in silence. See the video here of the incident: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-Vy8fFnz18

Join Us in DC, NY, SF, LA, CHI, BOSTON, MIAMI, DALLAS on Monday to Thank and Encourage Spain to Prosecute Bush Officials

WHAT: Delivery of petition and Valentine's Day flowers to Spanish Embassy
WHEN: 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: 2375 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC
CONTACT: Gael Murphy, gael at codepinkalert.org

OR

11:00 am, 150 East 58th Street, New York, Bernadette Evangelist, sleet15 at nyc.rr.com
11:30 am, 1405 Sutter St, San Francisco, Susan Harman, susanharman1 at gmail.com
11:00 am, 5055 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 860, Los Angeles, Sharon Tipton, sharonktipton at gmail.com
11:45 am, 180 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1500, Chicago, Jay Becker, futurenotwritten at yahoo.com
1:00 pm, 31 St. James Avenue, Suite 905, Boston, Sue Serpa, neimpeach at gmail.com 
11:30 am, 2655 Le Jeune R, Suite 203, Miami, Sandy Davies,  peacetopower at aol.com
11:00 am, 5499 Glen Lakes Dr., Suite 209, Dallas, Leslie Harris, JHarris866 at aol.com

If you've wanted to be part of a powerful effort to bring Bush-era officials to justice for their crimes, now is your chance. We've joined a national effort to reach out to the people of Spain, whose courts are considering prosecuting six of Bush's lawyers under international law. Our campaign includes an open letter and ads in prominent Spanish newspapers and billboards.

Even though the Obama administration has been working hard behind the scenes to stop this, our friends at the Center for Constitutional Rights have already submitted proof to the Spanish courts that our government is not taking action under international law and treaties. Now is our chance - we can keep the wheels of justice turning by doing people-to-people diplomacy now.

Here's what else you do: Read and sign the letter to the Spanish people at http://rootsaction.org

WarIsACrime.org's name is behind it.  The letter will go to the Spanish embassy and consulates across the country on Monday - Valentine's Day.  We'll also bring Spanish officials flowers and invite the media.  You can join us in these events.  Get details at http://rootsaction.org

But we can't stop there.
We've designed a billboard and newspaper advertisement that says in Spanish, "Please do what the U.S. won't. Prosecute torturers." We are raising money to place ads and billboards around Madrid where the country's leaders will see that there are Americans who want the case to continue.

We need to raise $30k to make this happen, so please consider a generous donation toward bringing the message directly to the Spanish people.  Read and sign the letter at http://rootsaction.org

U.S. Thanks and Encourages Spain to Prosecute Bush Officials

If you've wanted to be part of a powerful effort to bring Bush-era officials to justice for their crimes, now is your chance. We've joined a national effort to reach out to the people of Spain, whose courts are considering prosecuting six of Bush's lawyers under international law. Our campaign includes an open letter and ads in prominent Spanish newspapers and billboards.

Even though the Obama administration has been working hard behind the scenes to stop this, our friends at the Center for Constitutional Rights have already submitted proof to the Spanish courts that our government is not taking action under international law and treaties. Now is our chance - we can keep the wheels of justice turning by doing people-to-people diplomacy now.

Here's what you do: Read and sign the letter to the Spanish people at http://rootsaction.org

WarIsACrime.org's name is behind it.  The letter will go to the Spanish embassy and consulates across the country on Monday - Valentine's Day.  We'll also bring Spanish officials flowers and invite the media.  You can join us in these events.  Get details at http://rootsaction.org

But we can't stop there.
We've designed a billboard and newspaper advertisement that says in Spanish, "Please do what the U.S. won't. Prosecute torturers." We are raising money to place ads and billboards around Madrid where the country's leaders will see that there are Americans who want the case to continue.

We need to raise $30k to make this happen, so please consider a generous donation toward bringing the message directly to the Spanish people.  Read and sign the letter at http://rootsaction.org

Protest to Stop the Wars on 3/19/2011, the 8th Anniversary of the US War on Iraq

A war begun on the basis of monstrous lies against a country weakened already by 15 years of sanctions, which brought tremendous loss of civilian life.

Stepping out boldly in protest this March against this legacy is more important than ever. We know from our work that many people living in this country think the Iraq war is “over” because some troops were moved to Afghanistan, and the trail of dead U.S. military has slowed. The occupation, still 50,000 U.S. troops strong, with added combat capability of U.S. State Department troops, and tens of thousands of private contractors in 17 U.S. bases, is huge and permanent. Unless it is exposed and stopped by U.S. public opinion and action.

On the 8th anniversary of U.S. war on Iraq (actions March 17-19), we strengthen our demand to end the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, and the secret bombing and black operations of Pakistan and Yemen.

U.S. War Criminals Appearances in Public Events for February 2011

Check out where U.S. war criminals, such as Bush, Bybee, Rice, Powell, Rumsfeld & Yoo, will appear in local areas in the month of February 2011. Organize protests with other people in your area. Download posters & leaflets at: http://warcriminalswatch.org/index.php/downloadable-materials/173-poster....

George Bush
Feb. 26 - Denver CO

Jay Bybee
Feb. 10, 17, 24 - Ongoing weekly protest in Portland OR

Condoleezza Rice
Feb. 8,15, 22 - Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
Feb. 7 - San Francisco CA
Feb. 9 - Malibu CA
Feb. 20 - Rancho Mirage CA
Feb. 28 - Universal City CA

Colin Powell
Feb. 28 - Universal City CA

Donald Rumsfeld
Feb. 9 - Philadelphia PA
Feb. 10 - Washington DC
Feb. 16 - Chicago IL

John Yoo
Feb. 25-26 - Williamsburg VA

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.

Gun Show Undercover: Arizona

Gun Show Undercover Investigation: Mayors Against Illegal Guns

 

Tucson shooting: Undercover agents expose loophole in US gun laws

Just two weeks after the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, private investigators went to a gun show in Phoenix, Arizona -- one of thousands of such shows that occur across the country every year -- to test two basic questions:

 

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STAND WITH BRADLEY MANNING. THIS THURSDAY WHITE HOUSE CALL IN DAY. SPREAD THE WORD

The United States is torturing an american soldier-citizen who has not been convicted of any crime. Pfc Bradley Manning is accused of leaking a video to WikiLeaks that shows the wanton killing of civilians by Amercian soldiers. He is being investigated for leaking the Iraq and Afghanistan War Logs as well as a trove of dilomatic cables to WikiLeaks. VotersForPeace.US is working with the Bradley Manning Support Network (www.BradleyManning.org) to organize a show of suport for Manning and make sure the commander-in-chief takes responsibility for the actions of the military. Please join us in calling the White House this Thursday.

PLEASE JOIN US - PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY - SPREAD THE WORD - STAND WITH BRAD

http://votersforpeace.us/press/index.php?itemid=4663

National White House Call-in Day to Support Bradley Manning

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Whitehouse switchboard: 202-456-1414
(or Whitehouse comments: 202-456-1111)

Tyranny American-Style: Pvt. Bradley Manning is a Hero of Our Age

By Dave Lindorff

Looks can be deceiving.

When you see photos of Army Specialist Bradley Manning, the fresh, slightly pudgy-faced 23-year old private who has spent the last seven months in solitary confinement, first in Kuwait and later at the Marine base at Quantico, VA, enduring the tender mercies of military guards, you don’t get the sense that this is someone who could withstand a lot of pressure and physical and mental abuse.

Pvt. Bradley Manning, the face of a hero

Minnesota Statute 609.713 Terroristic Threats

My blog entry for 26 November 2006 was entitled Hate Mail, Vandalism and Other Matches and advised readers to complain loudly and officially if they became the victims of hate mail, vandalism and threats. I’m not sure how convincing I was. The recent shootings in Tucson, the Pentagon, the Holocaust Museum, in Wichita, Knoxville, Pittsburgh, Brockton, and Okaloosa County, Florida show an escalation in the seriousness and magnitude of the problems.

One remedy might be recourse to the Law. In Minnesota making a Terroristic Threat is a misdemeanor and is punishable by ”imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.” Similar laws may exist in other states. Offenses to civil discourse may have to be taken up in the criminal courts as well as in civil courts. The Southern Poverty Law Center seems to have success using lawsuits against hate groups of all sorts.

Just a suggestion. Here are some links that cover the statute and how it is used.

Bradley Manning and the Rule of Law

By Kevin Zeese

The case of Private Bradley Manning raises legal issues about his pre-trial detention, freedom of speech and the press, as well as proving his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Putting aside Manning’s guilt or innocence, if Bradley Manning saw the Afghan and Iraq war diaries as well as the diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks what should he have done? And, what should be the proper response of government to their publication?

CA Nurses Strike Billion-Dollar Felon, HCA

by Linda Milazzo

Registered Nurse Estella Chavez
Registered Nurse Estella Chavez (photo by Linda Milazzo)

JANUARY 15 1991 - JANUARY 15 2011, 20 YEARS OF U.S. WAR ON IRAQ!

Here's a flyer: PDF

COME TO WASHINGTON, D.C. SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011, TO COMMEMORATE THE U.S. SLAUGHTER OF IRAQ, AND REDEDICATE OUR LIVES TO LIVING OUT DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S DREAM OF ABOLISHING WAR AND INJUSTICE!

January 15, 2011 marks the 20th year since the United States began to bomb Iraq. Since then millions of Iraqi people have been militarily occupied, injured, starved, killed, tortured, and imprisoned. Millions more have become internally displaced or refugees in other countries. The purpose of this witness in Washington, D.C. on January 15th is to draw attention to the fact that the United States has been using military force for 20 years that has led to the slaughter of Iraqis and the destruction of their country. It is our hope the United States will instead follow the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to abolish war and injustice.

Net Neutrality Threatened (Part II)

Net Neutrality Threatened (Part II) - by Stephen Lendman

Three earlier articles addressed the issue, the most recent accessed through the following link:

http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/08/net-neutrality-threatened.html

Net Neutrality is a defining issue of our time. It's essential to keep the Internet free and open, letting users access all content without restrictions, limitations, or discrimination, maintaining an online level playing field for everyone.

It's the essence of democratic free speech. Without it, the Internet will resemble cable TV, letting corporate predators game the system, deciding what web sites, content and applications are available at what price and speed.

SQUEAKY WHEELS GOT GREASED TODAY!

TO THE MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES, THE GREEDY RICH WHO DARE NOT SAY, " I DON'T NEED THESE BUSH/OBAMA TAX CUTS!!!!!"AND TO THE WORKING CLASS WHO GROVEL AT THEIR FEET, TOO COWERED TO TAKE TO THE STREETS!!!!SHAME ON YOU!...SHAME ON YOU!!! SHAME ON YOU!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_408ieYAy0

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}

Book Review: Whole Lotta Lies

By Charles M. Young

Howard Zinn, probably the most influential American historian ever, had an amazing sense of humor when he lectured or met people in person. He could make fun of himself and the audience in a way that exploded the guilt and ambivalence that so often paralyzes liberals, progressives, greens, socialists, anarchists, communists and everyone else on the more-or-less left. Only occasionally, however, did Zinn use his sense of humor in print. His masterpiece, A People’s History of the United States, had no humor at all, as he himself pointed out, because he didn’t find anything funny about the Trail of Tears and all the other ghastly episodes he wove into a narrative that convinced millions of citizens the United States was something less than what they had believed.

Revolution Roundup #2: As Mass Rebellion Spreads Throughout Europe, Americans Dance With The Stars

Revolution Roundup #2: As Mass rebellion Spreads Throughout Europe, Americans Dance With The StarsBy David DeGraw, AmpedStatus -- The Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation (GIABO) rages on… Over the past few days the people of Ireland, Italy, Britain, Austria and Portugal have all held massive demonstrations against the Global Banking Cartel.

Ireland Vs. Global Banking Cartel…

More than 100,000 protest against Irish bailout

“More than 100,000 Irish citizens took to the streets of Dublin today to protest against the international bailout and four years of austerity.

We Need A Rally To Restore The Rule Of Law And/Or The Constitution

By David DeGraw, AmpedStatus -- The Federal Reserve represents global banking interests who have overstepped their legal authority. Their Quantitative Easing program is an explicit violation of the Constitution. By deliberately devaluing the dollar and causing the price of basic necessities to rise, the Federal Reserve is, as a matter of strategic policy, sacrificing a significant percentage of the US population for the benefit of a few global bankers. In the process, they are also igniting a global currency war that threatens the security of the American people. In clear terms, the Federal Reserve’s actions represent a declaration of war against the people of the United States.

American Midterm Candidates Pandered For Pro-Israel Money and Votes

By Linda Milazzo

At a time when Israel faces near universal condemnation for the May 30th killings of eight Turkish citizens and one Turkish American aboard the Gaza bound Mavi Marmara, and worldwide rebuke for its continued blockade of Gaza and ongoing expansion into Jerusalem and the West Bank, American midterm candidates still pandered for pro-Israel money and votes during this 2010 midterm election.

Cognizant of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) financial support for American politicians who legislate on Israel's behalf, allegiance to Israel played a role in several of this year's races.

PROTESTING DRONE WARFARE AT A DRONE MAKER'S HOME

By Debra Sweet

World Can't Wait joined a protest against drone warfare. Activists made a predator drone with an 8 foot wingspan, symbolizing those the US uses, at a cost of $13 million each, on people in Pakistan and Afghanistan. We were in Greenwich, CT, because Steven Loranger, CEO of ITT Corporation, lives there in a gated community.

The Bridgeport Post called us "peaceniks." Many of the locals were curious, some friendly, and at least one citizen driving an SUV threatened to run us over if we weren't out of Greenwich by 5:00 pm. I guess we hit a nerve, with 40 of us marching in determined fashion past mansions and Ferrari dealers.

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