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Massacre after Belarus presidential election (November 19, 2010)

Jutca, 20.12.2010 00:05

Belarusians protested against the falsified elections and were violently beaten by the police. European officials do not react.



BRD: Frontunterhalter im Dauereinsatz

Franz J. Alt, 19.12.2010 21:47

Merkels Afghanistan Trip 2010 Frontunterhalter im Dauereinsatz: Die Großoffensive deutscher Politik-Darsteller zur Unterhaltung der Heimatfront geht munter weiter. Nach überwältigenden Show-Einlagen der CIA-Lieblinge derer von Guttenbergs bei dem entkernten Johannes B., will auch Merkel ihre Umfragewerte nach oben verbessern. So traf sie denn auch zu einem Überraschungsbesuch am Hindukusch ein. In Afghanistan treffen alle westlichen Politiker nur zu Überraschungsbesuchen ein. Denn im Land dem sie Burkabefreiung, Demokratie und Frieden zu bringen versprachen, sind sie nicht besonders gern gesehene Gäste. Im Gegensatz zur westlichen Unterhaltungsindustrie erleben die Menschen in Afghanistan eine Wirklichkeit die so gar nicht ins Bild einer Spaß- und Spießgesellschaft passt. Von daher ist Vorsicht geboten und Besuche nur als Nacht- und Nebelaktionen durchzuführen.



Beware of Wikileaks: Or at least those leaks chosen by the western “imperialist press.”

Gearóid Ó Colmáin assisted by General Joe, 19.12.2010 21:02

"What is interesting here is the suggestion that the remarks are deep and valuable due to the author’s so-called ‘knowledge’ of the Euro-Asian mafia. The inclusion of Belarus in this ‘leak’ is particularly puzzling. Belarus has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe. The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has been continuously re-elected since 1994, due to his progressive social policies and no one denies his obvious popularity.
Yet he is consistently slandered as a ‘dictator’. While Belarus does have close connections with Russia, relations between the two countries have soured recently over energy disputes, geopolitical differences and Belarus’s refusal to pursue free-market policies.
Belarus and Alexander Lukashenko in particular, has been indefatigably demonised in the international press for his refusal to privatise the Belarusian economy, opening up publicly owned industries to international, finance capital mafia.

President Lukashenko’s refusal to indebt his country through IMF loans together with the robust performance of the Belarusian economy since the outbreak of the global economic crisis, have won the Belarusian leader the praise and close friendship of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, who has described Belarus as model socialist economy.
Yet Wikileaks considers a flippant and mendacious comment by a Spanish prosecutor to be ‘deep and valuable’? Here we can see ideology masquerading as objective truth. A flippant opinion by a Spanish prosecutor is considered ‘deep and valuable’ because he should know such things.
The Wikileak is in reality not a revelation at all. It is simply the publication of a highly dubious statement with an ideological assumption appended. Here the Wikileak serves to bolster the negative view of the country engineered by the acolytes of the corporate media to demonise a respectable socialist democracy. Far from undermining US imperialism, this Wikileaks ‘revelation’ slanders a law-abiding country by associating it with criminality and terrorism."



Racist Rage: Islamophobia, the Tea Party, and Endless War

Rami El-Amine, 19.12.2010 19:27

We are witnessing an unprecedented surge in racism against Muslims in the US. There is a real fear among US Muslims that if there's a successful terrorist attack on Americans, particularly on US soil, we will surely face pogroms and detention centers. The growth of the Far Right and, more specifically, the Tea Party over the last two years has contributed immensely to this feeling. While it is the US's "war on terror" that has caused and continues to cause the most harm to Muslims worldwide, the Tea Party has been key to fanning the flames of Islamophobia over the past year.



Israel's Sham Democracy

Stephen Lendman, 19.12.2010 17:05

democracy in name only



The Vet-led Protest: The Rebirth of U.S. Civil Resistance to War

Shakti, 19.12.2010 16:07

A brief summary of the civil resistance at the White House December 16th, 2010.



Lynne Stewart Transferred to Texas

Stephen Lendman, 19.12.2010 12:36

Lynne sent far from home



Ban mass monkey culling in Himachal Pardesh, PIL moved - Abhishek Kadyan

Naresh Kadyan, Rep. of OIPA in India - Chairman, PFA Haryana, 19.12.2010 11:24

Please have a look to support - http://animals.change.org/blog/view/wildlife_officials_launch_illegal_monkey_massacre_in_india and petition -  http://animals.change.org/petitions/view/stop_culling_of_wild_monkey_boars_and_blue_bulls_in_india_-_naresh_kadyan



Villagers Bludgeon Leopard to Death, Burn Carcass in Mewat Haryana - Abhishek Kadyan

Naresh Kadyan, Rep. of OIPA in India - Chairman, PFA Haryana, 19.12.2010 10:40

Please support this petition -  http://environment.change.org/petitions/view/third_leopard_shot_dead_for_no_reason_again_in_haryana_with_in_7_months_-_sukanya_kadyan



The Vet-led Protest: The Rebirth of U.S. Civil Resistance to War

Shakti, 19.12.2010 09:27

A brief summary of the Vet-Led Protest on December 16, 2010



Time to think?: Who is Behind Wikileaks?

Michel Chossudovsky and General Joe, 19.12.2010 00:43

"Wikileaks has the essential features of a process of "manufactured dissent". It seeks to expose government lies. It has released important information on US war crimes. But once the project becomes embedded in the mould of mainstream journalism, it is used as an instrument of media disinformation:

"It is in the interest of the corporate elites to accept dissent and protest as a feature of the system inasmuch as they do not threaten the established social order. The purpose is not to repress dissent, but, on the contrary, to shape and mould the protest movement, to set the outer limits of dissent. To maintain their legitimacy, the economic elites favor limited and controlled forms of opposition... To be effective, however, the process of "manufacturing dissent" must be carefully regulated and monitored by those who are the object of the protest movement " (See Michel Chossudovsky, "Manufacturing Dissent": the Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites, September 2010)

What this examination of the Wikileaks project also suggests is that the mechanics of New World Order propaganda, particularly with regard to its military agenda, has become increasingly sophisticated.

It no longer relies on the outright suppression of the facts regarding US-NATO war crimes. Nor does it require that the reputation of government officials at the highest levels, including the Secretary of State, be protected. New World Order politicians are in a sense "disposable". They can be replaced. What must be protected and sustained are the interests of the economic elites, which control the political apparatus from behind the scenes."



Appell gegen die Kriminalisierung von Wikileaks

Jürgen Schuster, 18.12.2010 20:58

ANONYMO Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte der Vereinten Nationen Artikel 19: "Jeder hat das Recht auf Meinungsfreiheit und freie Meinungsäußerung; dieses Recht schließt die Freiheit ein, Meinungen ungehindert anzuhängen sowie über Medien jeder Art und ohne Rücksicht auf Grenzen Informationen und Gedankengut zu suchen, zu empfangen und zu verbreiten."  http://bewegung.taz.de/aktionen/4wikileaks/beschreibung



Net Neutrality Threatened (Part II)

Stephen Lendman, 18.12.2010 17:02

destroying Net Neutrality



BRD: Ursula von der Lyings Zahlenmystik

Markus Seelendorfer, 18.12.2010 13:19

5-Euro-v-d-Leyen Die Zahlenmystik der Ursula von der Lying ... Das Ministerium für Propaganda hat wieder einmal zugeschlagen. Eine Inszenierung der besonderen Art. Die uns durch das ARD propagierte angebliche Wahrheit von 4 Millionen Arbeitslosen (wow) ist einfach nur ein schlechter Witz ... Es sind ca 10 Millionen Arbeitslose (wenn nicht noch mehr! A.d.A .... Desweiteren fällt immer völlig unter den Tisch, dass es einen Haufen Niedrig-Lohn-Jobber gibt. Aber was kümmert das die adelige Zensurursel...solche realitätsfernen Leute sollten nicht im Bundestag sitzen dürfen ... (Vertraue nie einer Statistik, die Du nicht selber gefälscht hast.) Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pib6hyEYH60&feature=related



America's War on Islam: New Republican Offensive Planned

Stephen Lendman, 18.12.2010 13:04

witch-hunts planned



¿Nueva ola desestabilizadora en Europa?

germán gorraiz lopez, 18.12.2010 11:37

Análisis de la pevisible desmembración de la actual UE y la aparición posterior de una nueva ola desestabilizadora en Europa.



Gains in Afghanistan 'Fragile and Reversible'

Ernest Corea, 18.12.2010 11:20

Army Special Forces with Hamid Karzai in Kandahar province | Wikimedia Commons IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

WASHINGTON DC (IDN) -- A national poll showing diminished American support for the U.S. war in Afghanistan served as a backdrop to the Obama Administration's rollout of a report outlining progress on the war front. The report recorded gains but was laced with cautionary caveats.



Migrant Workers Seek Greener Pastures but End Up in Hell

Kalinga Seneviratne, 18.12.2010 11:17

Credit: drishipat.org IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

SINGAPORE (IDN) - "Most migrant workers are indebted up to seven to ten months of salary. So for two years contract most workers start earning only in second year of their contract," laments Bridget Tan, President of the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME), a Singaporean non-governmental organization (NGO), which has been sheltering and assisting hundreds of domestic workers over the years, who have been abused by employers or cheated by recruitment agents.



Wide Income Gap Creating Two Americas

Ernest Corea, 18.12.2010 11:15

Thanksgiving in Camp, wood engraving, Harper’s Weekly, 1862 | Wikimedia Commons IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

WASHINGTON DC (IDN) - Another day, another year. Thanksgiving, the national holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday every November, has come and gone once more. The rash of pre-thanksgiving announcements heralding "sales" that offer great and sometimes dubious bargains has ended. So have the sales.



TB Poses Grave Challenge – Not Only – to Africa

Jerome Mwanda, 18.12.2010 11:13

Credit: WHO | LHIL - Jim Mullins IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

GENEVA (IDN) - Five million lives can be saved between now and 2015 by fully funding and implementing the 'Global Plan to Stop TB', says the World Health Organization (WHO), drawing the focus on a contagious disease of poverty that affects mainly young adults in their most productive years.



Nuclear Disarmament Has a Future

Jamshed Baruah, 18.12.2010 11:09

UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Sergio Duarte | Credit: UN IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

BERLIN (IDN) - The United Nations is keen to counter growing skepticism about nuclear disarmament really happening and culminating into a nuke free world. According to the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Sergio Duarte, the peoples and countries of the world are not willing to hang on to nuclear weapons and put at risk all that has been accomplished in building international interdependence.



U.K.: Die Ärmsten zahlen die Zeche

Xavier M. Orlando, 17.12.2010 23:34

Oma Thatcher - Thatchers Enkel Thatchers Enkel: Großbritannien ist nach wie vor eine Klassengesellschaft; die regierende Kaste und die herrschende Klasse sind eng miteinander verschwistert. Dies zeigt sich besonders deutlich an der seit Mai amtierenden Koalitionsregierung aus Konservativen und Liberaldemokraten. „Tory Blair“, wie Premierminister David Cameron von der Presse getauft wurde, führt eine klassische Bourgeoisregierung: Die meisten Kabinettsminister (16 von 23) haben in Oxford oder Cambridge studiert, 18 von ihnen und 23 der 29 Regierungsmitglieder sind Vermögens(multi)millionäre. Sie sind in den zahlreichen Old-Boys-Clubs, die im Königreich seit jeher den Ton angeben, aufs Beste vernetzt.



BRD: Bundesrat stoppt Hartz IV Reform

Frank Brinkmann, 17.12.2010 22:05

5 Euro Haben oder Nicht ..... Bundesrat stoppt die geplante Hartz IV Reform der Koalition. Nun muss ein Vermittlungsausschuss einberufen werden. Die SPD signalisiert ihre Zustimmung, wenn die Bundesregierung bereit für Kompromisse ist ........ Wie erwartet hat heute der Bundesrat den von der Bundesregierung vorgelegten Gesetzesentwurf zur Hartz IV Reform vorerst gestoppt. Der Berechnungsgrundlage des Arbeitslosengeld II Regelsatzes sowie dem geplanten Bildungspaket wurde durch die Länderkammer wie erwartet eine Absage erteilt. Die schwarz-gelbe Koalition verfehlte damit eine Mehrheit. Der Grund: Das Regierungslager verfügt derzeit über keine Mehrheit im Bundesrat.



O scrisoare deschisă de la Anonymous.

Anonymous, 17.12.2010 19:05

Bun găsit. Noi suntem Anonymous. S-au spus multe despre noi în ultimele zile; nu tot ce s-a spus însă este onest sau corect. Vrem ca prin acest mesaj să îndreptăm acest lucru.



Ett meddelande från Anonymous.

Anonymous, 17.12.2010 19:04

Hej. Vi är Anonymous. Mycket har sagts under de senaste dagarna, mycket som varit varken rättvist eller riktigt. Vi vill klargöra en del saker.



Lettre ouverte d'Anonymous.

Anonymous, 17.12.2010 19:02

Bonjour. Nous sommes Anonymous. Beaucoup de choses ont été dites ces derniers jours sur nous, toutefois peu sont justes ou exactes. Nous tenons à les clarifier.



Un Mensaje de Anonymous.

Anonymous, 17.12.2010 19:00

Saludos, somos Anonymous. Mucho se ha dicho en los últimos días, sin embargo, no todo ha sido justo o acertado. Nos gustaría aclarar las cosas.



A Message from Anonymous.

Anonymous, 17.12.2010 18:59

Greetings. We are Anonymous. A lot has been said over the last few days, however, not all of it was fair or accurate. We would like to set the record straight.



Eine Nachricht von Anonymous.

Anonymous, 17.12.2010 18:58

Sei gegrüßt. Wir sind Anonymous. Vieles wurde in den letzen Tagen gesagt, nicht alles davon war fair und zutreffend. Wir würden gerne ein paar Missverständnisse aus der Welt räumen.



Een bericht van Anonymous.

Anonymous, 17.12.2010 18:56

Gegroet. Wij zijn Anonymous. Er is een hoop over ons geschreven de afgelopen dagen, echter, niet alles hiervan was redelijk en accuraat. We voelen ons hierdoor geroepen om het een en ander recht te zetten.



Rien contre la loi LOPPSI II à Agen ?

laguespa, 17.12.2010 17:57

Toutes les villes de France se soulèvent contre la loi LOPPSI II qui est votée en ce moment et à Agen pas une réaction !



Afghans: Victimized by Conflict, Occupation, Extreme Deprivation and Genocide

Stephen Lendman, 17.12.2010 16:26

relentless imperial wars



Assange should be Person of Year: Time needs a pair

Derek Baldwin, General Joe and friends, 17.12.2010 15:54

"Reaction, meanwhile, was swift by readers on Time's website, including Avijit Paul who wrote, "So I guess Time has chickened out by not making Julian Assange as the person of the year. It's a shame when [Assange] was not the top when the biggest chunk of readers say he is."
Time reader Tony Castro pondered: "Wasn't Mark Zuckerberg in tenth place? I will spread this injustice like wildfire knocking your readership down to zero."


Let’s use the net (Facebook. Twitter, etc.) to demand that Mr. Zuckerman declines the offer in favor of the real winner, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, and net neutrality. We better or we might soon loose this important freedom, like so many others. We can do this. General Joe



WikiLeaks release: Why law is powerless to stop WikiLeaks from publishing with notes and mirrors

General Joe and many friends, 17.12.2010 11:37


"Reports have also claimed some Wikileaks servers are 30 metres underground, in a Cold War nuclear bunker that was carved out of a large rock hill in Stockholm (wonder how long b4 a missle strike there)?"

Consider this: On Democracy now of 12/16/10 it was suggested that the U.S. might be putting Bradley Manning through hell (torture) and threats of life in prison or death in order to “persuade” him to implicate Assange and or Wikileaks in acts of “espionage” as opposed to journalism. Thus the defense and support of Bradley Manning is of great moral and practical importance.



Open Letter to president Obama on Drooling Idiots, Responsible Informed Fellow Citizens, and Wikileaks

Wesley Parish, 17.12.2010 10:58

Comforting lies are never appreciated by people from medical professionals when lives are at stake; ditto from financial institutions. President Obama must not think responsible fellow citizens are drooling idiots - he should drop charges against Wikileaks. And there is no reason why La-La Land should be the preferred alternative nationality for US citizens ...



The United States of War Criminals

The United States of War Criminals, 16.12.2010 23:09

The US of War Criminals "People from poorer places and poorer countries have to call upon their compassion not to be angry with ordinary people in America." - Arundhati Roy ..... More than half (53.3%) of US tax dollars go to a criminal enterprise known as the US Department of Defense (sic), a.k.a. the worst polluter on the planet . We hear about tax cuts this and budget that and all kinds of other bullshit from the US government and the corporations that own it…but the reality remains: Roughly one million tax dollars per minute are spent to fund the largest military machine (read: global terrorist operation) the world has ever known. What do we get for all that money? To follow, is but one tiny example that mostly slipped through the cracks earlier this year.



Manifestació: Pel repartiment del treball i la riquesa. Granollers

Assemblea LLibertària del Vallès Oriental, 16.12.2010 17:01

Pel repartiment del treball i la riquesa Manifestació: Pel repartiment del treball i la riquesa. Granollers
Pl. Jaume I
el dia 19/12/2010 a les 12h del migdia.



The Largest Food Not Bombs ever! Discussion &amp; Thoughts.

LongIslandFNB, 16.12.2010 16:53

The 2010 Hempstead Food Share Bonanza was the largest Food Not Bombs ever and the largest vegan Thanksgiving ever! On that day over 30,000 pounds of food was shared with thousands of people, and Long Island Food Not Bombs followed this with nearly a dozen consecutive Thanksgiving events throughout the rest of the week, sharing a total of nearly 55,000 pounds of groceries in 5 days!



America's Dirty Secret: AfPak War Not Winnable

Stephen Lendman, 16.12.2010 16:46

an unwinnable war



Yes, Our Children CAN Grow Up Drug-Free

Laurie Anspach, 16.12.2010 16:30

One might ask himself, "What is the solution to this rapidly declining culture?" The answer is public awareness!

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Hillary Clinton: Umgehung politisch motivierter Zensur

Raul Wilson, 16.12.2010 15:46

Meinungs-FREIHEIT! - Cyber-Krieg! Hillary Clinton spricht über die “Umgehung politisch motivierter Zensur” ...... “Wir unterstützen auch die Entwicklung neuer Tools, die es Bürgern ermöglichen, ihre Rechte auf freie Meinungsäußerung unter Umgehung politisch motivierter Zensur auszuüben. Wir stellen Mittel für Gruppen auf der ganzen Welt bereit, um sicherzustellen, dass diese Werkzeuge zu den Menschen, die sie brauchen, in den lokalen Sprachen kommen, und mit der Ausbildung, die sie benötigen, um sicher auf das Internet zuzugreifen. Die Vereinigten Staaten haben diese Bemühungen schon seit einiger Zeit unterstützt, mit einem Schwerpunkt darauf, die Umsetzung dieser Programme so effizient und effektiv wie möglich zu gestalten. Sowohl das amerikanische Volk als auch Nationen, die das Internet zensieren, sollten verstehen, dass unsere Regierung darauf eingeschworen ist, bei der Förderung der Freiheit des Internets zu helfen.”



Israel's Jerusalem Master Plan 2020

Stephen Lendman, 16.12.2010 13:24

Israel plans to Judaize Jerusalem



Wikileaks Self-Censorship?

Cyclonite, 16.12.2010 13:00

W-i-k-i-l-e-a-k-s seems to be self-censoring their own US diplomatic cables maybe because of extreme pressure from the US Government. One thing is the redaction of some cables to avoid risking innocent lives but the censored versions they are currently uploading to their own site is a very different story.



¿Cómo hacer frente a lo que se nos viene encima...con alguna posibilidad de éxito?

Marat, 16.12.2010 01:33

El estado de la cuestión define la guerra de un sistema económico en descomposición contra casi todos; de un sistema que, desprovisto de la regulación política que le organizaba, dirige sus baterías financieras de ejercito desestructurado a cañonear los restos del Estado social antes de hacer implosión desde dentro. Sus víctimas, ingentes, van mucho más allá de la clase trabajadora tradicional. La respuesta popular debe de ser una revolución colectiva en la que el socialismo profundamente humano, democrático, de base y participativo se ha vuelto una necesidad de supervivencia para la inmensa mayoría



Sonoma County Law Dodging the Law

Whitney Donnelly, 15.12.2010 22:11

Sonoma State Investigates Human Rights Issue in Sonoma County.



Opinion Article

Opinion Article, 15.12.2010 21:31

For those who haven’t heard of the California Public Records Act, the “Public Records Act is designed to give the public access to information in possession of public agencies: ‘public records are open to inspection at all times during the office hours of the…agency and every person has a right to inspect any public record, except as…provided, [and to receive] an exact copy’ of an identifiable record unless impractical.” This act requires by law that public agencies such as police departments to provide citizens with records upon formal request. It is amazing how even some police departments and the Chief of Police of these departments hold themselves above the law and do not follow through with these requests.
An academic investigative team as Sonoma State University tried to take advantage of this act for their studies in order to learn more information about DUI checkpoints that take place within Sonoma County. These students were specifically looking to understand where the money produced by the towing companies due to these checkpoints go to and requested numbers of undocumented persons found through these checkpoints.
The towns contacted by this team included: Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Sebastopol. Formal Public Records Act Requests were written and hand delivered to these locations and after thirty days time, no response was provided from any of these cities. It was not until a second written formal request was made that Sebastopol and Petaluma decided it was time to follow the law and to respond to the SSU student’s requests. Sebastopol chose to make this process as difficult as possible and claimed the records requested did not exist. The records that do exist only did so in paper files, not electronically, and passively denied the request by also stating not to maintain enough man-power or time in a day to review these records.
Out of these four cities, we can only positively acknowledge Petaluma for complying with the law and the Public Records Request. Petaluma’s attorney contacted the SSU team with all of the answers and specific numbers their neighboring town, Sebastopol, claimed not to have. To this day, after two formal written requests have been made, both Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa have ignored the Public Records Requests made. If the police departments themselves and their Chief of Police cannot even follow the simple laws, who is going to be there to enforce them?



Venezuela: Terapia de choque para estatizar y disciplinar la vida cotidiana de la población

Rafael Uzcátegui, 15.12.2010 20:53

Análisis sobre la ofensiva autoritaria del gobierno venezolano



Science and western society

martin concoyle Ph D, 15.12.2010 17:31

Science is a delicate type of knowledge, but it is in a brutal culture. The core of this paper is a deep discussion about science at the fundamental level of the knowledge which it claims to provide, so that this paper is providing a very deep look as to “how to correct the math structure of physical science, so as to identify a more useful descriptive context for science,” though most of the words are about how to understand…, and to thus combat within one’s mind…, the misrepresentation (and misuse, in relation to the icon of the “high-value”) of science provided by the media and the culture.



Assange verkündet Botschaft über seine Mutter

Henric D. Walker, 15.12.2010 16:35

Julian Assange 15-12-2010 Zum ersten Mal, seit er in Haft ist, hat sich Julian Assange an die Öffentlichkeit gewandt. In einer Botschaft, die seine Mutter im australischen Fernsehen verlas, gab er sich kämpferisch. ... Glaubt, dass sich die Kreditkartenunternehmer gegen ihn verschworen haben: Julian Assange. ......... 10 "distinguished figures" are offering security for his bail, including Jemima Khan, John Pilger and Michael Moore. ........



The True Richard Holbrooke Legacy

Stephen Lendman, 15.12.2010 16:06

another war criminal




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