The term police state as used in this report describes a government that exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic and political life of its population. A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianism and social control, and there is usually little or no distinction between the law and the exercise of political power by the executive. The inhabitants of a police state experience restrictions on their mobility, and on their freedom to express or communicate political or other views, which are subject to police monitoring or enforcement. Political control may be exerted by means of a secret police force which operates outside the boundaries normally imposed by a constitutional state.
Survivors of the Holocaust have warned of the first stirrings of neo-fascism in Israel following the emergence of a Right-wing campaign to cleanse Arabs from predominantly Jewish parts of the country. Until this month, the shadowy Lehava organisation was best known for issuing an eccentric demand in March urging Bar Refaeli, an Israeli model, not to marry Leonardo DiCaprio, the American actor, because he is a gentile.
After WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London an international group of former intelligence officers and ex-government officials released a statement in support of his work. We speak to one of the signatories, Daniel Ellsberg, the famous whistleblower who leaked the Pentagon Papers about the Vietnam War in 1971. "If I released the Pentagon Papers today, the same rhetoric and the same calls would be made about me," Ellsberg says. "I would be called not only a traitor—which I was then, which was false and slanderous—but I would be called a terrorist... Assange and Bradley Manning are no more terrorists than I am."
When most people hear the word "hormones," they have a flashback to high school science class or think of their adolescent children. But rarely do we think about staples of our everyday lives such as receipts, water bottles, and baby bottles. So what do hormones have to do with a host of consumer products?
These aren't nice folks; their collective rap sheet includes fraud, sex discrimination, collusion to bribe public officials... even laundering drug money for Mexican drug cartels. Bankers. The red carpet's still being rolled out for them in Washington, but if there's a stain on it they'll pout for days. Jason Linkins documents the latest set of cheap white whines from very wealthy white men. (Discrimination lawsuits are a routine part of their legal troubles, too.) This time they're upset because nobody from the six largest banks in America was invited to the president's CEO Roundtable.
The entire middle class Americans will fall under the poverty line in five years, as the gap between the rich and the poor is widening in the United States, says an investigative journalist. “The middle class, I am afraid, in the United States is not going to exist in another five years and everybody is going to be driven down to the lower poor class,” said Wayne Madsen in a Press TV interview. “They are going to be working, as many people do, maybe two or three minimum-wage jobs just to feed their families,” he emphasized.
When the people are afraid of the police and government that is slavery and police state, but when the police and government are afraid of the people that is FREEDOM!
The US has revoked the visa for Venezuela's ambassador to Washington in what it called a "reciprocal" action for Caracas turning down the US choice for its own representative in the Venezuelan capital. Mark Toner, a US state department spokesman, confirmed on Wednesday that the visa of ambassador Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, who is reportedly not currently in the US, had been revoked. Toner said: "We said there would be consequences when the Venezuelan government rescinded agreement regarding our nominee, Larry Palmer. ►Israeli envoy banished from Venezuela: Chavez' door closed Israel's Ambassador to Venezuela Shlomo Cohen has begun preparing for a swift departure from the country Tuesday after President Hugo Chavez declared he was a persona non grata because of Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip.
Helen Thomas: Thrown to the wolves? At a time of forgiveness, why is Helen Thomas still being ostracized? Helen Thomas, who once occupied a front-row seat in the White House briefing room, has been completely ostracized due to some inelegantly-put remarks about Israel captured on film by provocateurs. In recent years, my faith in the power of dialogue in politics has been severely tested - as, no doubt has hers - in an age where diatribes and deliberate demonization chills debate and exchanges of opposing views. Once you are labeled and stereotyped - especially if you are denounced as an anti-Semite - you are relegated to the fringes, pronounced a hater beyond redemption, and even beyond explanation. As the legendary Helen Thomas soon found out.
Why Corporate Capital and Finance Are Waging an All-Out Cyberwar Against Wikileaks
The continuing assault by the corporate sector to undermine the most ambitious whistleblowing project in modern history has major political implications. Long famed for hiding money for everyone from Nazis and drug lords to spies and dictators, the Swiss government's banking arm has decided that WikiLeaks and Julian Assange are just too hot even for it to handle.
What a great year for Wall Street: profits up, bonuses up and, best of all, criticism down, especially from Washington. Somehow Wall Street has much of America believing its lies and rationalizations. We're even beginning to forget that Wall Street is largely responsible for the economic mess we're in.
This year recorded the highest number of bank failures since 1992, according to figures released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC). As 2010 comes to a close, the nation saw 157 banks fail over the past 12 months, up from 140 in 2009. Furthermore, 860 institutions were on the FDIC's "problem" banks list as of Sept. 30, the highest number since 1993.
Jailed Tax Protester Richard Simkanin died in prison at 12:43 yesterday. I spoke with Simakin’s friend, Daniel Schinzing of Keene, TX, who said that Simkanin had been experiencing weakness, chest pain, and had a large lump on his chest. News of Simkanin’s death was not a surprise, given his condition. He was 67 years old at the time of his death. Simkanin had been released from prison earlier this year, but jailed again after claims of violation of his terms of release. He had served seven years in federal prison after refusing to withhold taxes from his employees at his Bedford, TX plastics business. He had been sentenced to an additional 7 years after his alleged violation of terms of release.
U.S. home foreclosures jumped in the third quarter and banks' efforts to keep borrowers in their homes dropped as the housing market continues to struggle, U.S. bank regulators said on Wednesday. The regulators said one reason for the increase in foreclosures is that banks have "exhausted" options for keeping many delinquent borrowers in their homes through programs such as loan modifications. Watch this video and you will understand: The Money Scam
Of all the talk about S.510, virtually no one has actually read the language in the bill -- especially not those lawmakers who voted for it. The more you read from this bill, the more surreal it all becomes. For example, did you know there's a global FDA power grab agenda hidden in the Food Safety Modernization Act? Keep reading and I'll quote text straight out of the bill itself.
Tap water in 31 American cities was found to contain the cancer-causing metal chromium-6. Just before the Christmas holidays—December 20, 2010, to be exact—Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a report that many home faucets are supplying drinking water that’s laced with the cancer-causing metal chromium-6, otherwise known as hexavalent chromium. In fact, of the tap water EWG sampled from 35 American cities, 31 contained chromium-6, and water samples from 25 of those cities had chromium-6 at concentrations above the safe maximum set by California regulators. The highest levels were found in Norman, Oklahoma; Honolulu, Hawaii and Riverside, California. In that Oklahoma city, chromium-6 levels were at a shocking 12.9 parts per billion (ppb); the recommended safe level being considered by California is .06 ppb.
Doesn't it seem like almost everything is becoming a crime in America now? Americans are being arrested and charged with crimes for doing things like leaving dog poop on the ground, opening up Christmas presents early, not recycling properly, farting in class and having brown lawns.
HIJACKER THEORY PROVEN IMPOSSIBLE.. Geraldo Rivera and Judge Napolitano of Fox News proved controlled demolition at the World Trade Center. Jesse Ventura presents witnesses and hard science that debunks the Pentagon attack, all this on network prime time television seen across the United States and around the world.
Gage Martindale, who is 8 years old, has been taking a blood-pressure drug since he was a toddler. "I want to be healthy, and I don't want things in my heart to go wrong," he says. And, of course, his mom is always there to check Gage's blood pressure regularly with a home monitor, and to make sure the second-grader doesn't skip a dose of his once-a-day enalapril.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted December 22 by a three to two majority to adopt new rules supposedly aimed at guaranteeing the future of the open Internet. The victory of the three Democratic commissioners over the two Republicans on the commission was tempered by the differences expressed by two of those voting for the proposals.
For the past two weeks the US media has been pumping out admiring commentaries on the “comeback” of Barack Obama. As if on signal, the man widely portrayed before and immediately after the November midterm elections as presiding over a failing presidency is being depicted as the protagonist of a political tour de force that has turned defeat at the polls into a triumph of reform legislation. President Obama still America’s ‘most admired’ man, poll finds
Last Wednesday, thousands of students in Italy took to the streets once again. In Rome and Milan, as well as in many other cities, young people demonstrated together with university employees, teachers, parents and families.
With a brief Christmas Day editorial, “Banks and WikiLeaks,” the New York Times editorial page finally broke its silence on the official campaign targeting WikiLeaks, the news site that has published leaked US diplomatic cables. The Times did so, however, only to give its backhanded support for the campaign, led by the Obama administration, against WikiLeaks.
Figures show 68 schools are now using technology to manage meals and even allow toilet access.DOZENS of Scottish schools have introduced “intrusive” biometric systems, such as fingerprinting, to identify pupils as young as four.
In spite of it all, more Americans admire President Barack Obama than any other man living or dead, a survey by the Gallup polling organization has found.
Vince Cable vowed to wage "war" on Rupert Murdoch. Bravo to him! This whole affair reminds me of a conversation with a group of Americans that I had on a train recently. They were explaining that for many years a trip across the US was a "listener's paradise". You could tune and retune your radio and always pick up the most entertaining and quirky local stations. But now, they said, following a liberalisation of the media laws (by Bill Clinton) all you get are the same standard, monotone channels wherever you happened to be. Previously stations (and newspapers and TV channels) had been protected from the big chains by rules which forbade any one organisation from owning multiple channels of media in any one particular area. This left space for local offerings and even allowed newcomers to break into the field. The removal of these laws meant that local stations were quickly gobbled up and local media became standardised and boring, with local news and local adverts slotted in by computer. I find it both bizarre and highly disturbing that governments (including the EU) should trumpet the free market but then directly go ahead and allow commerce to be dominated by a few oligarchic corporations.
A counter-terrorism consultant told a meeting of law enforcement officials that the way to combat militant Muslims is to "kill them ... including the children," says a news report. Walid Shoebat, a self-described "former PLO terrorist" who "now speaks out for USA and Israel," reportedly made the comment at a speech during a conference of the International Counter-Terrorism Officers Association in Las Vegas this past October, according to the Huffington Post's Chip Berlet.
Public opposition: News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch's planned takeover of BSkyB is a cause of public concern. An overwhelming majority of the public is opposed to Rupert Murdoch having greater control of Britain’s news media, a survey reveals today. In an ICM poll, 84 per cent said they were against any single organisation exerting too much influence.
It is true that German Fascism was evil; but it is also true that its evilness has been exploited, even exaggerated, by one powerful Zionist entity and its supporters to justify the persecution and dispossession of the Palestinian people. German Fascism has diversified and mutated into super fascism supported by regimes claiming to be “liberal democracies”.
More collapsing banks could mean more 'too big to fail' banks. The $700-billion bank bailout, launched in the final months of the Bush administration, was meant to save US financial institutions from a systemic collapse. But an analysis of banks' earnings statements concludes that nearly 100 bailed-out banks are at risk of collapsing all the same.
A large number of Israeli troops and border guards were deployed in Silwan district on Saturday morning as a prelude to expelling the Jerusalemite family of Abdullah Abu Nab from its home in Battn Al-Hawa neighborhood and bringing Jewish settlers to live in its place.
KANDAHAR CITY -- In its bid to win the hearts and minds of Afghanistan’s teeming population, the United States has spent more than $55 billion to rebuild and bolster the war-ravaged country. That money was meant to cover everything from the construction of government buildings and economic development projects to the salaries of U.S. government employees working closely with Afghans. Yet no one can say with any authority or precision how that money was spent and who profited from it.
Suspected US missiles struck two vehicles in a Taliban stronghold on Pakistan's side of the border with Afghanistan on Monday, killing 18 alleged militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
Blizzard conditions have reduced parts of the U.S. East Coast to a virtual standstill after airports were forced to cancel flights, trains shut down and roads were clogged by heavy snow.
Two top officials from George W Bush's administration have said that the US President Barack Obama's administration is as tough as Bush, if not tougher, on its policies of war on terror.
Most Jews don't realize how Zionism has deceived and sacraficed them to the collective myth and they don't realize the cost they have paid... Not even the majority of Jews understand how underhanded Zionism is, how Jews the individuals have been used and deceived by Zionism the cult and conspiracy.
As the middle class in America continues to be slowly wiped out, the number of working poor continues to increase. Today, nearly one out of every three families in the United States is considered to be "low income". Millions of American families are finding that they can barely make it from month to month even with both parents working as hard as they possibly can. Blue collar American workers from coast to coast are having their wages decreased at a time when it seems like the cost of virtually every monthly bill is going up. Unfortunately, there is every indication that things are only going to get worse and that average American families are going to be financially squeezed even more in the months and years to come.
A Michigan man has been charged under anti-hacking legislation designed to protect trade secrets after logging on to his wife's email account and discovering she was having an affair.
The polarization of the debate around Wikileaks is pretty simple, really. Of all the governments in the world, the United States government is the greatest threat to world peace and security today. This is obvious to anyone who looks at the facts with a modicum of objectivity. The Iraq war has claimed hundreds of thousands, and most likely more than a million lives. It was completely unnecessary and unjustifiable, and based on lies. Now Washington is moving toward a military confrontation with Iran.
The two greatest visions of a future dystopia were George Orwell’s “1984” and Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World.” The debate, between those who watched our descent towards corporate totalitarianism, was who was right. Would we be, as Orwell wrote, dominated by a repressive surveillance and security state that used crude and violent forms of control? Or would we be, as Huxley envisioned, entranced by entertainment and spectacle, captivated by technology and seduced by profligate consumption to embrace our own oppression? It turns out Orwell and Huxley were both right. Huxley saw the first stage of our enslavement. Orwell saw the second.
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