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Six leaked documents from Downing Street: Hurry! Copy and save to your hard drive

David Edwards, 09.06.2005 17:47

6 leaked documents from Downing Street



‘Deep Throat’ Throws Spotlight on Whistleblowers

Mary Beth Sweetland, PETA, 09.06.2005 17:34

The revelation that high-ranking former FBI official Mark Felt was “Deep Throat,” the secret informant who supplied Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein with information damaging to the Nixon White House, is a reminder of the crucial role played by whistleblowers and the media in America. I deal with whistleblower calls every day. They don’t involve political corruption, and they will never lead to the downfall of a president and his or her staff, but they are important because they reveal violations of the law and sickening animal abuse.



Pensamientos de Bolivia en el Exterior ( thoughts about Bolivia)

mafer, 09.06.2005 17:01

Hoy les escribo desde el exterior, desde hace mas de dos anos vivo fuera del país y cada vez me indigno con las noticias de Bolivia y es triste al mismo tiempo ver como los líderes que tenemos en Bolivia, no tienen los pantalones para poner un alto a esa penosa situación en el que el país se encuentra.



Mars Pavilion - artistic resistance laboratory in the heart of the 51st International Art Exhibition (Venice/Italy)

Mars Pavilion, 09.06.2005 16:00

Mars Pavilion opened June 9th but it is not abruptly born just a few days before the Art exhibition's grand opening, nor will it definetely close once official kermesse is over. Mars Pavilion is a stage of a route, it is the starting point where a series of (political, cultural, artistic) collectives and inviduals chose to temporarly converge to become visible in a consistent try-out. Mars Pavilion is a hyper-pavilion. Its being radical mainly stands in the reflection about arts and their context: a purely and solely artistic context cannot become satisfactory vehicle to all those productions that today aim to be talking about our world, our society and about globalisation. Mars Pavilion is the result of collective labour and it therefore does not follow a specific theory. It for instance does not believe that traditional aesthetics - i.e. the institutional expo - should be overwhelmed. We are well aware of the constitutional value of the exhibition's formula, but Mars Pavilion finds its own strength in being an occupied space, which comes as a precise political strategy and as a social action attitude that most seriously read the relation with its territory. This does not mean that Mars Pavilion's goals are set in a national and provincial mentality, it actually means that Mars Pavilion aims to be part of the irreducible flows that are global protests against neoliberism, which tries to neutralise differences, creativity and radicality. Mars Pavilion stands in a paradox, in the involvement of aliens that cannot be alienated, of martians that are willing to self-detrminate thier lives on planet earth. We - martians - believe that experiencing life is absolutely central and this is why many of us chose to have political and social action deeply rooted in our every day life. We refuse to think that elections or benefits are the border of our influence in this society. We reclaim artistic experiences without banal conflicts or grotesque linguistic ingenuousness. We mean to experiment arts by overcoming institutional artistic milieu and aesthetisms, which are sometimes unignorable but which too often melt arts into an illusory mirage. Mars Pavilion can remind arts of their capacity of expressing a more complex panorama, made of territorial practices, of different interests and priorities, of social and extra-artistic relations, etc.



Mars Pavilion - artistic resistance laboratory in the heart of the 51st International Art Exhibition (Venice/Italy)

Mars Pavilion, 09.06.2005 15:54

Mars Pavilion opened June 9th but it is not abruptly born just a few days before the Art exhibition's grand opening, nor will it definetely close once official kermesse is over. Mars Pavilion is a stage of a route, it is the starting point where a series of (political, cultural, artistic) collectives and inviduals chose to temporarly converge to become visible in a consistent try-out. Mars Pavilion is a hyper-pavilion. Its being radical mainly stands in the reflection about arts and their context: a purely and solely artistic context cannot become satisfactory vehicle to all those productions that today aim to be talking about our world, our society and about globalisation. Mars Pavilion is the result of collective labour and it therefore does not follow a specific theory. It for instance does not believe that traditional aesthetics - i.e. the institutional expo - should be overwhelmed. We are well aware of the constitutional value of the exhibition's formula, but Mars Pavilion finds its own strength in being an occupied space, which comes as a precise political strategy and as a social action attitude that most seriously read the relation with its territory. This does not mean that Mars Pavilion's goals are set in a national and provincial mentality, it actually means that Mars Pavilion aims to be part of the irreducible flows that are global protests against neoliberism, which tries to neutralise differences, creativity and radicality. Mars Pavilion stands in a paradox, in the involvement of aliens that cannot be alienated, of martians that are willing to self-detrminate thier lives on planet earth. We - martians - believe that experiencing life is absolutely central and this is why many of us chose to have political and social action deeply rooted in our every day life. We refuse to think that elections or benefits are the border of our influence in this society. We reclaim artistic experiences without banal conflicts or grotesque linguistic ingenuousness. We mean to experiment arts by overcoming institutional artistic milieu and aesthetisms, which are sometimes unignorable but which too often melt arts into an illusory mirage. Mars Pavilion can remind arts of their capacity of expressing a more complex panorama, made of territorial practices, of different interests and priorities, of social and extra-artistic relations, etc.



Tyrant Be Thy Name, Senator

Jason Miller, 09.06.2005 15:43

Senator Sam Brownback, from my home state of Kansas, is starting a run for the 2008 presidential race. I wrote this article to expose him for the dangerous extremist that he is. He is low key, but wields a great deal of power in the Senate. Few are aware of his extremism because of his laid back personality.



How the World Can Help Americans Halt Bush Administration War Crimes

Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith, 09.06.2005 14:55

Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher are co-editors, with Jill Cutler, of the forthcoming book In The Name Of Democracy: American War Crimes in Iraq and Beyond (New York: Metropolitan/Holt, 2005).



Zero Hour in Bolivia: What to Watch for Today

Repost by jamie, 09.06.2005 14:10

"There are signs of deep division within the military ranks. The soldiers themselves, poor and indigenous, are not thrilled with the prospect of massacring their own. Much of the military brass, as Narco News mentioned yesterday, has already told Vaca Diez that they will not obey such orders. Many of the military officials are from La Paz, from Cochabamba, and from other regions distrustful of the motives of the oligarchs of Vaca Diez’s state of Santa Cruz, with its dreams of secession and seizing control of the nation’s gas and oil fields." But, "A little more than a week ago, a very important news item almost slipped under radar.
In late May, in the nearby country of Paraguay, that nation’s Congress was convened in secret, after midnight, according to a May 31 report by the Argentine correspondent for the Mexican daily La Jornada. The reason: to rush through a law “that will permit United States troops to enter this South American country for 18 months, with immunity for all personnel that participate in activities of training and advising, including civilian personnel.”



Re-editd version of Capitalism and other Kid's Stuff

John Bissett, 09.06.2005 12:56

“Capitalism and Other Kids’ Stuff” – a popular new film, winning much acclaim, and which argues the anti-capitalist case in simple language - is now viewable and downloadable as a BitTorrent at www.socialist-tv.com



Is this our most dangerous Newspaper?

SIMON BEATSOMEONE UP, 09.06.2005 08:57

Unlock The Box: They were afraid Lodhi may get more than his weekly ration, the one roll of toilet paper normally handed out to prisoners per week by jail authorities, in his box within a box with no fresh air or sunlight.



Curious Findings

9/11 Truth seeker, 09.06.2005 05:34

The issue of the radio program DemocracyNow! and how it seems to treat the subject of September 11th, 2001.



THE STOP THE WAR COALITION AND THE IFTU

Stop the War Coalition (U.K.)(via NYCLAW), 09.06.2005 03:28

With regard to the IFTU, the StWC condemns its political collaboration with the British government, exemplified at the Labour Party conference, and its view that genuinely independent trade unionism in Iraq can develop under a regime of military occupation (including the daily bombardment of major Iraqi cities) by the USA and Britain.



Under Likud, illegal outposts received NIS 70 million

Akiva Eldar, 09.06.2005 02:34


"The Housing Ministry allocated at least NIS 70 million
to build infrastructure and erect public structures in
82 illegal outposts in the West Bank during the prime
ministerial terms of Benjamin Netanyahu (1996-1999)
and Ariel Sharon (2001-2004), Haaretz has learned from
an appendix to attorney Talia Sasson's report on the
outposts"



U.S. Outburst at OAS Meeting: Chavez and the Bolivian Crisis

Repost from www.mirror-world.ru, 09.06.2005 02:30

"Noriega had no hard facts to back up his claim - something even the staunchly anti-Chávez Herald acknowledged - and Venezuela issued an effective rebuttal (quoted, here, below the fold), but I can translate for you what Noriega was really trying to say: Noriega is angry that the Bolivian Armed Forces has refused to violently put down the demonstrators, and he blames that on the example Chávez has set for a pro-people, non-repressive, military in Venezuela... which has more and more admirers among military brass in other countries."



URGENT Refusenik Mehmet Tarhan - Stop mistreatment and detention

Payday, 08.06.2005 23:26

We are urging support for Mehmet Tarhan, a conscientious objector who is a gay man, detained since 8 April in the military prison of Sivas, Turkey. We understand that he has been repeatedly and brutally attacked by other prisoners after prison staff told them that he was "a terrorist". His trial, which began on 26 May, has been postponed to 9 June. When he appeared in court on the 26th, Mr Tarhan had bruises all over his body and could not walk well. He is now on hunger strike against the abuse and against the refusal of the prison authorities to ensure his safety.



PNAC Traitors/Fascists Gear Up For US War

Various, 08.06.2005 22:27

Be sure to contact your local media, and let them know that you are already aware that this Red Herring is on its way. Tell them that the Blogs - their arch-nemesis since they sacrificed their credibility to the Bush/PNAC Regime - has already refuted these Distractions, and that if they begin following this line, they will have damned themselves further, and reveled their complicity in no uncertain terms.

You should also research "The 25 Tactics of Disinformation" and "Hasbara" ...



Revealed: how oil giant influenced Bush

Guardian UK, 08.06.2005 22:22

So much for Government "Of The People". Let's make this a long, hot summer for all of them. TO THE STREETS!!!



Democracy Reigns in Cuba

N. Hentoff, 08.06.2005 21:50

A showpiece of Democracy in action in Cuba.



POLICY SCHOLAR OUTLINES CONGRESSIONAL FAILURES IN FOREIGN POLICY SINCE 9/11 IN NEW REPORT

Americans for Informed Democracy, 08.06.2005 21:34

Congress has been wholly ineffective in foreign policy since 9/11 and has failed to shoulder the U.S. new international role, according to a new study by Eugene B. Kogan, a senior political analyst at the New Haven-based Americans for Informed Democracy.



Israeli Nobel Peace Prize Winner Calls for Complete Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians from Jerusalem

Genevieve Cora Fraser, 08.06.2005 21:32

Complete Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians from Jerusalem Proposed



Iraqi Rebels Are Hero's

Elijah Gatewood, 08.06.2005 20:54

Renegade journalist and Army veteran
supports fighters against U.S. invaders.



President Celebrates Black Music Month At The White House

Donald Iarussi MFA, 08.06.2005 20:43

Bush poses with musicians President George W. Bush celebrates Black Music Month Monday, June 6 2005, in the East Room of the White House.



White House Press Briefing for Today

Donald Iarussi MFA, 08.06.2005 20:33

I think it important for people to be aware of what is said at the White House Press Briefings. Today, was an important one and here is the transcript



La République Démocratique du Congo : Nécessité d'une Dynamique pour une Alternative Démocratique et le Développement (DAD)

Alafuele M. Kalala, 08.06.2005 19:51

Depuis son indépendance formelle du Royaume de Belgique le 30 juin 1960, laquelle indépendance fit suite à soixante-quinze ans d'une colonisation d'exploitation, l'histoire de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) s'est caractérisée par des différends, des conflits de toute sorte, des guerres, des souffrances humaines inouïes, des violations massives des droits de l'homme, un immense pillage des ressources, une corruption généralisée, la concussion, une malversation endémique, des détournements massifs et chroniques des déniers publics, une patente mégestion (mauvaise gestion), des massacres quasi-génocidaires, des exécutions sommaires, l'injustice, l'arbitraire, le non-État, et une misère généralisée. En effet, la situation actuelle du Congo est caractérisée par une faillite générale sur tous les plans: politique, social, institutionnel, militaire, sécuritaire, moral et économique.



Bomb Explodes in Guayaquil in Protest against FTT (PL)

Tomas Armenteros Crespo, 08.06.2005 19:41

A protesting bomba against US FTT with Ecuador and other South American countries blows up in Guayaquil.



War makes beasts of men (a must-see video)

by Evan, 08.06.2005 19:39

On the classic phenomenon of dehumanizing the enemy via language. Haji:

"In English, or in army usage it has the exact same meaning or connotation as 'gook' or 'charlie' or 'nigger.' it's very very prevalent in the military." - Former US soldier who faced abuse and attacks after filing for Conscientious Objector status.



Plaza de Mayo Mothers Highlight Anti-Terrorist Meeting in Cuba (PL)

Eduardo Rodriguez-Baz- Tomas Armenteros Crespo, 08.06.2005 19:33

Opinion of the president of the Plaza de Mayo Mothers Association on the International Meeting against Terrorism held recently in Havana, Cuba



Thugs Run Panama City, Florida

Citizen of Bay County, 08.06.2005 19:30

This is how business is conducted by the Panama City Florida City commission. It is done by threatening elderly people with a 9mm pistol.
Here are some actual soundbites from the May 25,2005 City Commission Meeting.



Plaza de Mayo Mothers Highlight Anti-Terrorist Meeting in Cuba (PL)

Tomas Armenteros Crespo, 08.06.2005 19:28

The president of the Argentinean Plaza de Mayo Mothers Association, highlighted here the relevance of the recently celebrated International Meeting against Terrorism in Havana, Cuba.



El Salvador Prepares Troops for Iraq (PL)

Tomas Armenteros Crespo, 08.06.2005 19:19

The Salvadoran Army prepares a fifth contingent of soldiers for Iraq.



Dairy Queen's inhumane ad campaign

George Wilson, 08.06.2005 17:13

Dairy Queen restaurants have launched an inhumane ad campaign to get publicity.



Civil candidate becomes Hungary's new 'eco-political' President

tracey, 08.06.2005 16:36

The campaign initiating Dr. Sólyom’s candidacy grew from recent social struggles where progress on a wide scale of issues was seen to be made impossible by the actualities of real politics and the political parties interest in keeping the population divided along ideological lines that are largely meaningless in a country where, for example, privitisation was initiated by ‘the left’ and opposed by ‘the right’…



Controversial Swedish Television is called a “Political Snowball”

Jean Moi, 08.06.2005 16:28

Swedish TV Program 'Stages' &quot;Gender War&quot; The documentary on ‘extreme feminism’ entitled “The Gender War”(“Könskriget”, Dokument Inifrån May 15, May 22, 2005) compiled by Swedish journalist Evin Rubar and SVT may be in part based on “misleading information” of a political character. Instead, the program should be seen as the work of an "extreme journalist", says Kärnborg.



Controversial Swedish Television Program is called a “Political Snowball&quot;

Jean Moi, 08.06.2005 16:19

Gender War, a sensational picture for a sensational story A documentary on ‘extreme feminism’ entitled “The Gender War”(“Könskriget”, Dokument Inifrån May 15, May 22, 2005) compiled by Swedish journalist Evin Rubar and SVT Swedish Public Television may be in part based on “misleading information” of a political character. The question, according to Dagens Nyheter journalist Ulrika Kärnborg, is whether or not this program is about the working methods of "an extreme journalist".



Controversial Swedish Television Program is called a “Political Snowball&quot;

Jean Moi, 08.06.2005 16:19

A documentary on ‘extreme feminism’ entitled “The Gender War”(“Könskriget”, Dokument Inifrån May 15, May 22, 2005) compiled by Swedish journalist Evin Rubar and SVT Swedish Public Television may be in part based on “misleading information” of a political character. The question, according to Dagens Nyheter journalist Ulrika Kärnborg, is whether or not this program is about the working methods of "an extreme journalist".



Pas de charia au Québec, mais la lutte continue au Canada

Sisyphe, 08.06.2005 15:50

Le 26 mai dernier, l'Assemblée nationale du Québec a adopté à l'unanimité une motion présentée par la députée libérale Fatima Houda-Pépin qui rejette l'implantation de tribunaux dits islamiques (charia) au Québec et au Canada.



Palestinians stop the work on illegal apartheid wall in Ramadeen in Hebron

ISM, 08.06.2005 15:33

Palestinians stop the work on illegal apartheid wall in Ramadeen in Hebron Palestinians stop the work on illegal apartheid wall in Ramadeen in Hebron



They Destroy Hospitals Don't They?

Repost by jamie, 08.06.2005 14:18

U.S. Destroys Hospitals in Iraq. Some Reconstruction?

American Troops and Destroying Hospitals Strategy : Damage beyond Repair
By: Sabah Ali on: 07.06.2005 [07:03 ] (286 reads)
One Hour in Haditha :



U.S. troops dying faster and faster in Iraq

Reposts from jamie, 08.06.2005 14:14

U.S. troops dying faster and faster in Iraq. Now the “official” death count of GI’s is 1682. How many more (not to mention Iraqis) must die to save the capitalist nightmare?

Recent occupation details follow (and a transcript of a fantastic speech made recently by British Member of Parliament George Galloway) from www.icasualties.org



VKB muss bleiben!!!

moglianer, 08.06.2005 12:39

der baupolizeiliche Beschluss... Wie so viele besetzte Häuser in letzter Zeit, ist auch die Villa Kuntabunt(VKB) in Innsbruck von der Räumung durch behördliche Instanzen bedroht...



G8 circus CCTV

Board of Education, 08.06.2005 07:09

G8 circus CCTV 500 channels and nothing on.



Police Brutality and the &quot;War on Terrorism&quot;

Christine Jones, 08.06.2005 04:57

The "War on Terrorism" violates Americans' Civil Liberties and Justice in Police Brutality Cases



Bolivia June 7 &amp; June 8 Video

Paul Jove, 08.06.2005 04:25

Some current images happening in Bolivia.



US-Afghan Warlord Broker Testifies for Ambasadorship of Iraq

Mitch Jeserich, 08.06.2005 04:03

Senate Confirmation hearing of Zalmay Khalilzad to become next US Ambassador to Iraq.



Stockpiling the Wounded from Iraq

Nicole Colson, 08.06.2005 03:27

"But Paul Rieckhoff, founder and executive director of Operation Truth, an advocacy group for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, told Salon reporter Mark Benjamin that there is a different reason. "They do it so nobody sees [the wounded]," Rieckhoff said. "In their mindset, this is going to demoralize the American people. The overall cost of this war has been...continuously hidden throughout. As the costs get higher, their efforts to conceal those costs also increase."

For the nearly 4,000 U.S. troops wounded in Iraq who have been brought through the doors of Walter Reed as of March, the personal cost of the war is staggering. Despite the Bush administration's repeated claims of reaching a "turning point" in the occupation of Iraq, the 250 beds at Walter Reed have been filled to capacity since the invasion--and before that, since the early days of the war on Afghanistan in 2001."



History Is Being Made in América

Reposts by jamie, 08.06.2005 03:16

"Even in the so-called “democracies” of that era, such as Mexico and Venezuela, the violent repression against authentically democratic and civil rights movements, the assassination of their leaders and journalists, the censorship of their press, the training of their military brass in torture techniques at the US’s “School of the Americas,” and the maintenance of keeping a few in power while the majorities suffered were the daily bread of U.S. policy.
Indeed, many of the same U.S. officials found today in the Bush administration, including key members of Rice’s own staff, were directly involved in the 1973 Chilean coup, the military waves of terror from Sao Paulo to San Salvador, the CIA-sponsored cocaine trafficking to form a slush fund for paramilitaries in Nicaragua in the 1980s… and yet there she was, speaking of once upon a time in América, as if her administration had any kind of authority at all to speak of “democracy” and instruct Latin Americans how to practice it."



America's Imprudent Empire

Curtis Quebec, 08.06.2005 03:16

A brief summary of America's recent history, its lack of accountability (why did half of the voting public not bother to cast a ballot, you ask?) and a short overview of its vast military-industrial spending addiction.



Statement from Radio Alternativa de Caracas, 94.9 fm, Community Radio Shut Down!

Radio Alternativa de Caracas, 94.9 fm Collective, 07.06.2005 22:50

After a long fight with the Venezuelano authorities, CONATEL (the equivalent to the FCC in the U.S.,Radio Alternativa de Caracas, 94.9 fm was shut down, a member detained, and without a transmitter. Here is what happened and their reasons why it happened.



LA SITUACIÓN DE RADIO ALTERNATIVA DE CARACAS 94.9 FM

Colectivo de RADIO ALTERNATIVA DE CARACAS 94.9 FM, 07.06.2005 22:41

La radio alternativa de Caracas 94.9 FM fue sacando por fuerzas politcas de CONATEL y el eljercito...



Posada Carriles is a Terrorist Working for US: James Petras (PL)

Tomas Armenteros Crespo, 07.06.2005 22:33

US academician James Petras reveals his open criticism on the US government's policy and protection to renowned terrorist Luis Posada Carriles.




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