By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
“We are in the midst of the pre-history of historic transformational change that will end the rule of money.”
This was a week that exemplified the historic moment in which we live. We will look back at these times and see the seeds of a national revolt against concentrated wealth that puts profits ahead of people and the planet. Not only were there a wide array of resistance actions, but activists against the Guantanamo prison and drone strikes scored partial victories on which we much continue to build challenges to US empire and militarism.
Mike Lux, who authored a history of the movements of the 1960s, week that when he researched his book he “was struck by the fact that so many big things happened so close together.” Comparing that moment to today he writes, “We are living in such a moment in history right now, that organizers and activists are sparking off each other and inspiring each other, that there is something building out there that will bring bigger change down the road.”
by Stephen Lendman
Reports said two assailants hacked a British soldier to death. He's been identified as Lee Rigby. He was killed in broad daylight. It was several hundred meters from southeast London's Woolwich Royal Artillery barracks.
Weapons included a machete type knife. Alleged attackers remained on the scene. They did so until police arrived 20 minutes later.
Why wasn't explained. Killers don't usually stay around to be captured. Both assailants were shot and apprehended. They were hospitalized for treatment.
One allegedly said "(w)e must fight as they fight us. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth." Britain's ITV news aired an edited video clip.
Allegedly an onlooker filmed it. How whoever did so happened to be on site wasn't explained. Odds against it are huge. So is remaining unscathed. Assailants don't take kindly to being caught in the act.
from Gary G. Kohls
With the precautionary principle in mind, the studies below and numerous others support that there is more than a reasonable scientific basis for being concerned about the addition of fluoridation chemicals to Portland’s drinking water. Each study , of course , is disputed by fluoridation proponents.
National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, “Fluoride in Drinking Water, A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards” (2006) Web link: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11571
This 500 - plus page report by the Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water reviewed EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) and Maximum Contaminant Level Goals (MCLG) to determine if they were protective of public health. The report evaluated a broad range of studies linking low concentrations of fluoride in drinking water to an assortment of health risks ranging from dental fluorosis and increased risks of bone fractures to osteosarcoma ( bone cancer ) and impacts on the endocrine system due to decreased thyroid function. The report identified the need for a broad range of additional studies to understand fluoride’s ability to cause bone cancer, IQ impacts, d ecreased thyroid function and other health impacts.
Since bottoming out at an intra-day low of 6,467 on March 6, 2009, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) has risen to 15,295 as of May 23, 2013 - a gain of approximately 130% in just over 4 years. The S&P 500 has shown similar results, advancing from an intra-day low of 666 to 1,650 for the same period, a gain of approximately 125%. Stellar returns.
As to why the markets have risen at historic rates during times of austerity economics? The answer is simple, it’s due to quantitative easing (QE) began by centralized banks after the market crash of 2008 – “fundamentally a regressive redistribution program that has been boosting wealth for those already engaged in the financial sector or those who already own homes, but passing little along to the rest of the economy.”
The amount of stimulus used varies depending on your definition of stimulus, so we won’t bother keeping tabs on the trillions that have been dumped into the markets in the last 4 years. We’ll just make note that at present the Federal Reserve is continuing its unlimited quantitative easing program to the tune of $85 billion a month, a last resort, desperate measure that the FOMC began in 2012 to maintain its ‘growth’ targets.
Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD
Contemporary affairs represent Pakistani nation as divided people, leaderless who have been exploited by the neo-colonial feudal lords causing catastrophic consequences without accountability and engaged in looting the people of their socio-economic, moral and political consciousness for a sustainable future. The nation was incapacitated to THINK with REASON for its future. Elections 2013 facilitated no substantial change in the status-quo of foreign dictated governance except surprisingly people finding Nawaz Sharif as a replacement to Asif Ali Zardari, the previous thug and indicted criminal led regime of the few of which Mr. Sharif was an integral part.
This means, the nation will pay with pains, tormenting worries and insane rages of the few egomaniac and perverted rulers who could not THINK right nor lead the nation - the political gangsters and the laughing stalk of the wounded nation and perpetrators of violence and the typical “Right Men” syndrome in its most naked form. Sahrif twice terminated PM on corruption charges and accused by General Musaharf to replace and kill him, could have addressed the issues if he wanted to make a fresh and responsible start in politics. Beginning with “Pakistan: Enigma of Change” in late 90’s, this author has envisaged planned change to make a new beginning only if there were educated and intelligent leaders from the new generation to initiate change and reformation (“islaha”) of the systematic institutionalized corruption prevalent in all aspects of human affairs. Change cannot and will not come out of the nowhere except through men of new ideas, new visionary leadership of integrity and public movement for change. For almost two decades, Pakistan’s capacity for change has been badly fractured and its moral, intellectual and political consciousness and values derailed and undermined by the few. There are three major contending forces escalating conflicts to degenerate the future and cripple the freedom and integrity of Pakistan:
Forty years ago US hospitals had a kinda, sorta, informal word of mouth “policy” to “walk slow” when a dying no-pay patient “Coded.” This “allowed” the patient to go ahead and croak before the life extending heroic measures arrived. It was that way because it was always that way.
Projecting his latest music video onto the sides of 66 buildings around the world over the weekend, Kanye West debuted his new song, "New Slaves". He rapped:
"I know that we the new slaves...
Meanwhile the DEA, teamed up with the CCA
They tryina lock nasses up, they tryna make new slaves
See that's the privately owned prison, get your piece today
They prolly all in the Hamptons, braggin 'bout what they made"
As 200,000 people prepare to march against Monsanto, the Senate has overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to decide if genetically modified food products should be labeled.
Have you ever wondered how the government’s misinformation gains traction? What I have noticed is that whenever a stunning episode occurs, such as 9/11 or the Boston Marathon bombing, most everyone whether on the right or left goes along with the government’s explanation, because they can hook their agenda to the government’s account.
Russian Maritime issued an “Extreme Danger” warning for vessels nearing the U.S. Port of Mobile Alabama, as the death toll rises from an environmental disaster related to flowering Bt gmo cotton. So dangerous, are Bt toxins, scientists warned that Monsanto crops are harmful to mammalian blood...
According to a report released today by GMWatch, China destroyed three shipments of GM corn imported from the US. The first two shipments are referenced on the website of the Zhuhai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau...
The Monsanto Company likes to proclaim that they are the good guys, here to selflessly feed the world, help with sustainable agriculture, and, as if those lofty goals are not enough, champion human rights across the globe.
What is going to happen when the greatest economic bubble in the history of the world pops? The mainstream media never talks about that. They are much too busy covering the latest dogfights in Washington and what Justin Bieber has been up to.
Japan has fueled much of this latest rally in stocks, driving the marketing first with promises of money printing by the Prime Minister in November 2012, and then a massive $1.2 trillion QE program announced by the Bank of Japan last month.
SYRIA has put its most advanced missiles on standby with orders to hit Tel Aviv if Israel launches another raid on its territory.
Over the past month there has been a statistically improbable concurrence of events that can only be explained as a conspiracy to protect the dollar from the Federal Reserve’s policy of Quantitative Easing (QE).
The Pentagon claims that “war on terror” legislation gives it sweeping powers to wage war around the world without congressional authorization.
The study predicted increasing wealth inequality for each of five successive age groups as they approach retirement.
Knowing he had nothing to fear from the Senate committee, FBI Director Mueller defended the FBI’s handling of the Tsarnaevs and failure to alert state or local authorities.
The current Guantanamo hunger strike began on February 6th. More than 140 navy medical workers were recruited to treat the strikers. Some of them were forced to feeding. Murat Kurnaz, former Guantanamo detainee, who had been tortured for more than four years, gave an interview to the Voice of Russia.
Up to 380,000 barrels of crude oil were previously produced by wells around the city of Raqqa and in the desert region to its east that are now in rebel hands - in particular Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda off-shoot which is the strongest faction in this part of the country.
“A woman in her late 30’s or early 40’s approached me and asked if I could help her,” Stacy recalls. “She told me that ‘those people in the blue uniforms took my daughter in that back room and she’s been gone for a long time.’”
I remember a time when the Internal Revenue Service was the most reviled and despised agency in the government arsenal. Don't worry, IRS, you're still up there near the top--but now you have some serious competition.
United States President Barack Obama is encouraging Congress to take up a media shield law that was abandoned at the start of his administration, but critics of the bill say it might make it even easier for journalists to be subpoenaed by the government.
Russia has criticized the international media for blowing Moscow's weapons cooperation with Syria out of proportion, stressing that Russia only supplies defensive weapons to the Arab country.
Two disturbing developments have occurred in the last couple of days that have gone relatively unnoticed compared to the recent IRS, AP, and Benghazi scandals.
Today, politics is a rich man's game. Look no further than the 2012 elections and that season's biggest donor, 79-year-old casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. He and his wife, Miriam, shocked the political class by first giving $16.5 million in an effort to make Newt Gingrich
Government is bad for personal freedom. That argument is premised upon the truism that everything government does interferes with freedom because it either prohibits or compels. Everything it owns it has taken from others. Much of what it says is divorced from the truth.
There is a 'side story' going on in the American media - both the electronic and print about the Islamist jihadists lethal attack on the American 'post' in Benghazi, Libya last September 11 which killed American ambassador Christopher Steven and three others...
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford. These days, a radical label can get you killed. In National Security Speech, “it is clear that to ‘radicalize’ means very much the same as to ‘weaponize’; the radicalized person has been transformed into a weapon.”
neoconservative dominated American Committee for Peace in the Caucasus, sees Chechens and other Central Asian Muslim militants as “freedom fighters” against Russian rule, exists side by side with other organizations..
The Internal Revenue Service asked tea party groups to see donor rolls. It asked for printouts of Facebook posts. And it asked what books people were reading.
In Chapter 12 of David Stockman's new book The Great Deformation, the outspoken truth-sayer discusses the realities of the end of the gold standard - from the the Bank of England's 'default' in 1931 to Nixon and Bretton Woods, constantly deferring the day of reckoning...
In a brazen and illegal attack on press freedom, the Obama Justice Department secretly subpoenaed the telephone records of Associated Press editors and journalists and tracked ingoing and outgoing calls on at least 20 telephone lines...
Over the last several years I have watched the rise of an important new intellect on the American scene. Ron Unz, publisher of The American Conservative, has demonstrated time and again the extraordinary ability to reexamine settled issues and show that the accepted conclusion was incorrect.
After US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks showed that the State Department was lobbying worldwide for Monsanto and other similar corporations, a new report based on the cables shows Washington's shilling for the biotech industry in distinct detail.
Today one of the most well connected hedge fund managers in the world told King World News that a criminal syndicate of banks is raping the gold market with the cooperation of the US Federal Reserve.
Bolivia became the first McDonald’s-free Latin American nation, after struggling for more than a decade to keep their numbers out of ‘the red.’ And that fact is still making news.
The March Against Monsanto movement is spreading across the nation, and the initiative spells out an increasingly massive number of activists and citizens who will ultimately be responsible for ending the GMO juggernaut through peaceful protest and the spread of information. ►march-against-monsanto
Conventional Chicken Found to Contain Concerning Levels of Arsenic Due to AntibitoicsDid you know that thanks to excessive antibiotic use in livestock you are actually ingesting carcinogenic arsenic with your meat?
Just who does the US government represent? There are many signs of gangster state America. One is the collusion between federal authorities and banksters in a criminal conspiracy to rig the markets for gold and silver.
The president of the Associated Press has sent a letter of protest to US Attorney General Eric Holder over the Department of Justice’s broad surveillance of individual reporters' phone conversations.
Last week, Massachusetts high school student Cameron D’Ambrosio was arrested and charged under “terrorism” laws merely for posting lyrics on Facebook that make reference to the Boston Marathon bombings.
Here's something I never thought we'd hear in this lifetime: We suspect that the benefits to heart health of sunlight will outweigh the risk of skin cancer.
Young people around the world have been made to bear the brunt of the capitalist crisis. In the five years since the 2008 crash, youth unemployment has reached Depression-era levels, young workers’ wages have plummeted, and education opportunities have collapsed.
A gruesome video has emerged on the Internet, showing a foreign-backed militant in Syria cutting out the heart of a Syrian soldier and biting into it.
Justice Elena Kagan says Vernon Bowman's late-season soybean crop infringed on patent for GM soybeans. The US Supreme Court came down solidly on the side of the agricultural giant Monsanto on Monday...
We murder tens of thousands with our industrial killing machines in Afghanistan and Iraq. We murder thousands more from the skies over Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen with our pilotless drones... And, as if we were not drenched in enough human blood, we murder prisoners—most of them poor people of color.
The authorities in Afghanistan are seeking the arrest on murder and torture charges of a man they say is an American and part of a Special Forces unit operating in Wardak province, three Afghan officials have confirmed.
It’s not nice out there these days. While the wake up rolls on behind the scenes, the charade of projected insanity on the world screen only grows worse and more surreal as the world is pushed further and further from any semblance of sanity and truth. It’s a dangerous time.
Barack Obama recently rejected to say whether Washington recognized Maduro as the new president of Venezuela. “I believe (the United States) is committing a grave mistake, one more in its policy towards Latin America,” Maduro stated.
RAMALLAH - Just down the road from the bubble of privilege and power of the Palestinian Legislative Council is one of Ramallah’s houses of ill repute. There, Palestinian women are being exploited and ruined, with no hope of being accepted back into society.
A Saudi student living in Michigan was questioned in his home by FBI agents after neighbours saw him carrying a pressure cooker and called the police. Talal al Rouki had been cooking a traditional Saudi Arabian rice dish called kabsah and was carrying it to a friend's house.
Corporate politics is business as usual inside the United States, as I am once again shocked to report the EPA has sided with industry lobbyists over public health in approving a highly dangerous pesticide that the European Union recently decided to ban over fears of environmental devastation.
Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar. Unlike many European Union countries, Hungary is a nation where genetically modified (GM) seeds are banned.
Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Videos.php/2013/05/19/banning-of-gmos
Pesticides have been linked to cancer, neurological problems and possibly ADHD. Protect your family by eating chemical-free produce and avoid these pesticide polluted fruits and vegetables. According to the United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the following fruits and vegetables are the most commonly eaten -- and most commonly full of chemical. Use these tips to limit your risk of ingesting pesticides, too.
The Americans Civil Liberties Union on Friday revealed that courts in Ohio are illegally throwing poor people in jail for being unable to pay off a debt. In a report titled, “The Outskirts of Hope,” the ACLU shines a light on a harrowing “debtors’ prison” system in Ohio — one that violates both the United States’ and the Ohio constitution. Ohioans are being jailed for “as small as a few hundred dollars,” despite the constitutional violation, and the economic evidence that it costs the state more to pay for their jail sentence than the amount of the debt.
" the new law will give the right to have the U.S. military basically make any American citizen “disappear” for offenses that are never even made public. Also, if a friend or family publicizes your disappearance, they also will be detained. Radio host Ralph Schoenman says “if anybody helps you with a taxi ride or attempts to give assistance to your family in the circumstances of your disappearance, they too can be detained. THIS is the architecture of the fascist state.” Say goodbye to your civil liberties, folks. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will be put into law this week in Washington, D.C.
Kennedy intended to stop the Vietnam War and all future wars waged for profit by America. He intended to regain control of the American people's government and their country by cutting off the military industrial complex and Federal Reserve banking system's money supply. Kennedy launched his brilliant attack using the Constitution, which states "Congress shall have the Power to Coin Money and Regulate the Value." Kennedy stopped the Federal Reserve banking system from printing money and lending it to the government at interest by signing Executive Order 11,110 on June 4, 1963. The order called for the issuance of $4,292,893,815,000 (4.3 trillion) in United States Notes through the U.S. treasury rather than the Federal Reserve banking system. He also signed a bill backing the one and two-dollar bills with gold which added strength to the new government issued currency. Kennedy's comptroller James J. Saxon, encouraged broader investment and lending powers for banks that were not part of the Federal Reserve system. He also encouraged these non-Fed banks to deal directly with and underwrite state and local financial institutions. By taking the capital investments away from the Federal Reserve banks, Kennedy would break them up and destroy them. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who alone had dared to stand against the military industrial complex and the Federal Reserve banking system, was murdered in Dallas, Texas at 12:30 p.m. CST on November 22, 1963, in a bloody "coup d'état". On that day America ceased to be a democracy of, by, and for the people. From that day forward the leaders of the American government have only been the willing puppets of corporations and an international banking cartel that profits from war.
In his brilliant and insightful lecture Barry Lynn relates a statement by MSNBC's Mad Money host Jim Craimer: "If there was every any doubt in your mind that we have a government of, by, and for the corporations, if you thought for a second that we were not right back in the gilded age, if you had the least ounce of faith in our regulators do the right thing, you should give it up right now."
Mr. Lynn's most resent book: Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction
We're all in this together, folks.
This is a rant about the greed that permeates the American political landscape. In fact the very core of who we are as a nation and a people.
Until we re-regulate our glorious corporate overlords, our condition -the Human Condition- in this country and on this planet remains in the hands of a select group of sociopathic plutocrats that care nothing of their nation and only about their personal fortunes.
Self appointed Masters of the Universe who don't seem to realize that their gene pool has been diminished and dulled by decades of greed, avarice and a sense of entitlement.
All born on 3rd base, swearing they hit a triple.
We Were RIght. They will devour themselves.
My only hope is that the rest of us survive the feast.
The ministry of health has undertaken to commission a study to determine whether or not genetically modified foods are harmful to human beings. The ministry was tasked by the cabinet about two weeks ago to provide scientific proof over the safety of GMOs. Speaking at a press briefing at Afya House , the minister for public health and sanitation Beth Mugo said that the ban on importation of GMOs remains until conclusive studies are complete.
Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields: http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Past-News.php/2013/05/15/hungary-destroys-all-monsanto-gmo-corn-f
Watch more from this Senate hearing at http://owl.li/l96qm. A Pentagon official predicted May 16 that the war against al-Qaeda and its affiliates could last up to 20 more years. The comment came during a Senate hearing revisiting the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, enacted by Congress days after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. At the hearing, Pentagon officials claimed the AUMF gives the president power to wage endless war anywhere in the world, including in Syria, Yemen and the Congo. "This is the most astounding and most astoundingly disturbing hearing that I've been to since I've been here," said Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine. "You guys have essentially rewritten the Constitution here today." http://youtu.be/2A3Djgl8M7g
Carl Bernstein is the most famous and respected journalists in the USA, and here he says exactly what I have said since before the Iraq War, it is a war created by the Jewish Zionists for Israel not for the United States. Only thing is this mass murder hundreds of thousands of innocent people was based on lies, and we in America paid for it with our treasure and our blood. And we pay for it with hatred and attacks against America for this Zionist War!
US-Style Free Trade in Good Hands with Michael Froman
by Stephen Lendman
Bush and Obama: Dangerous Narcissists
by Stephen Lendman
Final thoughts on Zionism’s success and Arab failure
By Alan Hart
Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever
by MATT TAIBBI
Fracking the life out of Arkansas and beyond
By Rady Ananda
Honduras: State-Sponsored Death Squad Terror
by Stephen Lendman
Post Peak Sanity, Oil & Freedom; Pre Peak Thirst, Hunger, War and Ponzi Fascism aka 'Organic' Back Yard Urban Tomatoes vs. New York Beekeeping
by Tracy Turner
Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects. In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-led research on the long-term effects of GM products. We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison. That’s why we March Against Monsanto.
Now they will step up their campaign of killing African people by the employment of Pentagon and CIA drone aircraft located in a network of bases being established by the Pentagon throughout the continent. The U.S. functions as a death squad government, permitting the president and military leaders to create secret “kill lists” of people who have been selected for assassination. There is no due process, no trial, no evidence – the individuals are selected to be murdered and they are killed, and many civilians who are nearby also die. Drones are the weapon of choice. Over 3,000 people have been murdered by U.S. drone strikes in the last few years, including a large number of children among the many civilians who have been slaughtered by these robotic killing machines. Join us at the White House for a march and rally on Saturday, April 13 to let the world know that the people of this country are demanding “Drones Out of Africa and Everywhere!”
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