31 Dec 2007

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Leading surveillance societies in the EU and the World 2007

The 2007 International Privacy Ranking

Leading surveillance societies in the EU and the World 2007

NETHERLANDS
  • Constitutional protection in Article 10, Article 12, and 13; moves to change the constitution to be more technology neutral were postponed
  • Comprehensive privacy law and sectoral protections
  • Data Privacy Authority can apply administrative measures and impose fines; and posts advisories to government on new legislation; extensive work in the area of medical records in 2007
  • Growth of corporate privacy officers across the country
  • Court order required for interception, except for the intelligence services who are authorised by the Minister of Interior; controversies and court cases over the burden to industry
  • Access to traffic data by order of the public prosecutor, but for serious offences (where punishment is imprisonment for four years or more); though subscriber data can be accessed by police in case of mere suspicion. Parliament rejected proposal to notify suspects after subscriber data has been accessed.
  • In 2007 government moved to implement data retention directive with 18 months period, despite concerns from Authority
  • Continued proposals to increase power of law enforcement agencies
  • Plans to implement in 2008 a database of all children to record development from birth
  • New plans for expanded use of biometrics
  • DNA collected on all convicted of serious crimes
  • Compulsory identification for all persons from age of 14, where 5300 individuals are fined every month for not carrying ID
  • Passport includes fingerprints and facial images, and government proposed in 2005 that a centralised register be created
  • Law from 2003 makes it unlawful to use hidden cameras in public places without notification; cameras can otherwise keep images for 4 weeks for the purpose of keeping public order
  • Courts have ruled that subscriber data can be disclosed to copyright industry, and anonymous website owners
  • Ratified Cybercrime convention

Leading surveillance societies in the EU and the World 2007

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Rockefellers "Joked" About Controlling The World

The elitist Rockefeller sons would sometimes "joke" about which parts of the world they would each control according to biographer Peter Collier, carving the world up into different thiefdoms. Collier's admission that there was "something really behind the joke" is an understatement considering the revelations of the late Aaron Russo about what Nicholas Rockefeller told him.

The admission is taken from a segment of a History Channel documentary about the Rockefeller family which hit You Tube today.

 

"Sometimes they would joke about it, they would say well David gets Europe, Nelson's gonna have Latin America, and you know John D. the third gets Asia and then they'd make some joke about what Winthrop got, you know which would be something like Arkansas - but nonetheless there was something really behind the joke," states Peter Collier, who wrote a glowing biography of the family with top Neo-Con and former Marxist David Horowitz.

Paul Joseph Watson: Rockefellers "Joked" About Controlling The World

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Great Firewall of China

China's Cyber Warriors are not only going after Western industrial and military secrets, they are also shutting down Chinese dissidents who are operating from the West. Hundreds of Chinese language web sites and blogs are based in the West, where they can be reached by the 10-20 percent of Chinese users willing and able to use available tools that allow you to bypass the "Great Firewall of China." The government knows this is going on, because they see news, and ideas, from these offshore sights quickly showing up in China. The Chinese government does not like this, because the "illegal" news is often embarrassing to the government.

Information Warfare: Chinese Thought Police Gone Wild

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30 Dec 2007

The Beep Beep Song

Simone White (thanks to a car commercial..)

Bhutto's Successor

Benazir Bhutto's son has been anointed her successor, the slain former prime minister's Pakistan People's Party (PPP) confirmed today. A senior PPP official had told TIME late Saturday that Bhutto's 19-year-old son, Bilawal, would likely be named as her political heir and the new party leader on Sunday. PPP members met this morning to discuss the party's future and to give Bilawal, a student at Oxford, a chance to read his mother's last will and testament.

Bhutto's Successor - TIME

More about the boy here, like "The 19-year-old, currently studying in Oxford, told a local daily in a rare interview three years ago that he will always regret the fact that he could not play cricket because of the "circumstances in which my family had been put". (link)

'Why Did We Invade Iraq?'

LiveLeak.com - 'Why Did We Invade Iraq?'

Japanese woman dies after 30 hospitals reject her

An 89-year-old woman died after an ambulance crew spent two hours trying 30 hospitals before finding one that would accept her for treatment, Japanese officials said today.

The ambulance crew and local fire department contacted 30 hospitals before one of the hospitals finally said it could admit her - about two hours after her family had called for an ambulance, Matsumoto said.

The woman’s heart stopped when she was taken to Osaka Minami Medical Centre, according to Matsumoto.

She was resuscitated at the hospital but died on Wednesday, according to hospital official Hiroshi Tone.

Matsumoto said the other hospitals rejected the woman saying their hospitals were full or their doctors were not immediately available to treat her.

Last year, a pregnant woman in western Japan died after being refused admission by about 20 hospitals that said they were full.

The latest case underscores Japan’s health care woes, in part created by a shortage of doctors in the country’s rapidly aging society. Critics say long working hours and a government policy change several years ago to keep the number of doctors down are to blame.

Japanese woman dies after 30 hospitals reject her : thewest.com.au

So that is why they need robots in their hospitals...?
as Popgadget says: "If this is where the future services industry of Japan is heading, it will only add to the woes of an already disgruntled and out-of-work labor force. With all due respect to the tremendous applications that robots have had in the manufacturing industry, when it comes to caring, give me a human being any day. No robotic hospitals for me" (link)

29 Dec 2007

The Destruction Of Atlantis

A two hour long presentation by Michael Tsarion

Red Fluorescent Cat Cloned

Researchers found a way to clone pet cats five years ago. Now they can play a trick on their genes to change their color.
A Gyeongsang National University team said they have succeeded in cloning cats after modifying a gene to change their skin color. Because of the red fluorescence protein in their skin cells, the three Turkish Angola kittens look reddish under ultraviolet light, the researchers said.
The red cloned cat research is expected to be utilized in dealing with certain genetic diseases in animals and humans. It will also help reproduce rare animals, such as tigers and wildcats, which are on the verge of extinction, the team said.

According to the team led by professor Kong Il-keun, three kittens were born in January and February by caesarian section, but one died during the procedure. They weighed between 110 and 136 grams at birth and now weigh 3.5 kilograms each now, the researchers said.

Red Fluorescent Cat Cloned (The Korea Times)

Lakota Freedom Delegation

"We are the freedom loving Lakota from the Sioux Indian reservations of Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana who have suffered from cultural and physical genocide in the colonial apartheid system we have been forced to live under." 

During the week of December 17-19, 2007, the Lakota Freedom Delegation traveled to Washington DC and withdrew from the constitutionally mandated treaties to become a free and independent country. We are alerting the Family of Nations we have now reassumed our freedom and independence with the backing of Natural, International, and United States law.

Lakota Freedom Delegation

Lakota Withdrawal Letter, December 17, 2007 (pdf)

Download the complete Declaration of Continuing Independence (pdf).

More about the Lakota people on Wikipedia and also remember the Wounded Knee Massacre (1890) and on the very good site  Manataka American Indian Council "The Legacy of Wounded Knee" lots of information about the 1973 siege with a very good presentation (click here to watch)

LAAF Eternal rains of fire

Dutch Governmental fireworks safety advertisement. LiveLeak.com - LAAF Eternal rains of fire (English Subtitles)

Bhutto Conspiracy Theories

In the 24 hours since a lone attacker assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the rumor mill has again been working overtime. Not only are there conflicting reports of how Bhutto died — from bullet wounds or from a bomb blast that followed or from fracturing her skull against her car's sun-roof as the assailant blew himself up — but many Pakistanis are pointing the finger of blame at President Pervez Musharraf and his allies in Washington.

bhuttokogelOn jihadi websites, al-Qaeda claimed the assassination was their work and intelligence officials in both Pakistan and the U.S. agree that Islamic extremists from al-Qaeda or the Taliban were probably responsible for the devastating attack. But as Musharraf's popularity has slipped badly, moderate and religious Pakistanis alike have begun to blame him for the increasing chaos in their country — and to trace every incident directly to his rule and his high-profile allies. "This assassination was fabricated by the present government," says Liaqat Baloch, a senior official in Jamaat-e-Islami, one of Pakistan's main Islamic parties. "It is part of the American strategy to scare people that Pakistan is falling apart."

Bhutto Conspiracy Theories Fill the Air - TIME

 

See the actual shooting below:

 

Also see this on Democratic Underground.com:"How quickly will people fixate on specific Bhutto conspiracy theories?"

And right on cue, shortly after former Pakistani premier Bhutto's own slaying, key al-Qaeda news items appear. Like "senior US officials" are checking into an al-Qaeda claim of responsibility for the assassination, and—lo and behold—"Osama" himself will soon release a message regarding Iraq.

 

Remember Operation Cyclone? "Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, concerned of the growing strength of the Islamist movement, told President George H. W. Bush, "You are creating a Frankenstein". More here

28 Dec 2007

Chicago's public military academies draw controversy

In a controversial new program, the city of Chicago has opened five public schools since 1999 based on a military academy model. Over 10,000 students attend the schools, which offer college preparatory courses combined with a military curriculum.

According to the Chicago Tribune, "military personnel work at the schools as teachers and administrators, and all academy students must enlist in the Junior ROTC, wear a military uniform and take a daily ROTC course that includes lessons on leadership, character development, drug prevention and military history."

Former army officer Paul Stroh, now principal of the Marine Military Academy, told PBS that the school's aim is to produce graduates who will become leaders of their communities. Parents interviewed by PBS agreed that the school gives their children special opportunities to succeed, while the students described the chance to take on leadership roles as "really cool."

The Raw Story | Chicago's public military academies draw controversy

27 Dec 2007

Scientology's Military

This.Film.Is.Not.Yet.Rated.

Bhutto assassinated

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in the wake of a suicide bombing that killed at least 14 of her supporters, doctors, a spokesman for her party and other officials said.

Bhutto suffered bullet wounds in the aftermath of the bomb attack, TV networks were reporting.

An AP reporter at the scene saw body parts and flesh scattered at the back gate of the Liaqat Bagh park in Rawalpindi where the rally was held. He counted about 20 bodies, including police, and could see many other wounded.
The road outside was stained with blood and people screamed for ambulances. Others gave water to the wounded lying in the street. The clothing of some of the victims was shredded and people put party flags over their bodies.

CBS News - CNN - BBC - Aljazeera

See this defiant Bhutto after the last assassination attempt:

They're watching your expressions

Travelers at Sea-Tac and dozens of other major airports across America are being scrutinized by teams of TSA behavior-detection officers specially trained to discern the subtlest suspicious behaviors.

TSA officials will not reveal specific behaviors identified by the program -- called SPOT (Screening Passengers by Observation Technique) -- that are considered indicators of possible terrorist intent.

But a central task is to recognize microfacial expressions - a flash of feelings that in a fraction of a second reflects emotions such as fear, anger, surprise or contempt, said Carl Maccario, who helped start the program for TSA.

"In the SPOT program, we have a conversation with (passengers) and we ask them about their trip," said Maccario from his office in Boston. "When someone lies or tries to be deceptive, ... there are behavior cues that show it. ... A brief flash of fear."

Such people are referred for secondary screening, which can include a pat-down search and an X-ray exam. The microfacial expressions, he said, are the same across many cultures.

Airport profilers: They're watching your expressions

24 Dec 2007

Kentucky Fried Cruelty


NO CHICKEN FOR X-MAS FOR ME !

Time - Person of the Year 2007

Putin grudgingly reveals a few personal details between intermittent bites of food: He relaxes, he says, by listening to classical composers like Brahms, Mozart, Tchaikovsky. His favorite Beatles song is Yesterday. He has never sent an e-mail in his life. And while he grew up in an officially atheist country, he is a believer and often reads from a Bible that he keeps on his state plane. He is impatient to the point of rudeness with small talk, and he is in complete control of his own message.

He is clear about Russia's role in the world. He is passionate in his belief that the dissolution of the Soviet Union was a tragedy, particularly since overnight it stranded 25 million ethnic Russians in "foreign" lands. But he says he has no intention of trying to rebuild the U.S.S.R. or re-establish military or political blocs. And he praises his predecessors Yeltsin and Mikhail Gorbachev for destroying a system that had lost the people's support. "I'm not sure I could have had the guts to do that myself," he tells us. Putin is, above all, a pragmatist, and has cobbled together a system—not unlike China's—that embraces the free market (albeit with a heavy dose of corruption) but relies on a strong state hand to keep order.

A Tsar Is Born - Person of the Year 2007 - TIME

23 Dec 2007

Hoover Planned Mass Jailing in 1950

Newly declassified document shows that J. Edgar Hoover, the longtime director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, had a plan to suspend habeas corpus and imprison some 12,000 Americans he suspected of disloyalty.

Hoover sent his plan to the White House on July 7, 1950, 12 days after the Korean War began. It envisioned putting suspect Americans in military prisons.

Hoover wanted President Harry S. Truman to proclaim the mass arrests necessary to “protect the country against treason, espionage and sabotage.” The F.B.I would “apprehend all individuals potentially dangerous” to national security, Hoover’s proposal said. The arrests would be carried out under “a master warrant attached to a list of names” provided by the bureau.

Hoover Planned Mass Jailing in 1950 (New York Times via PrisonPlanet)

Jilin Prison Uses 'Death Beds' to Torture Falun Gong Practitioners

The death bed, a torture method originating from Jilin Prison, is frequently used to torture imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners at the Jilin Prison and Jilin Province Women's Prison, also known as Heizuizi Women's Prison, in Changchun City. Similar to the ancient, cruel punishment of being drawn and quartered, many Falun Gong practitioners have been tortured to death this way.

The tortured person is left feeling neither dead nor alive. Falun Gong practitioners who refuse to give up their beliefs have all been tortured with the death bed at least once. Some can't even count how many times they've been put on the death bed.

Ms. Song Yanqun of Shulan City, Jilin Province, is an English teacher at Dade Japanese School in Haerbing. She was sentenced to 12 years in prison for refusing to give up the practice of Falun Dafa. After Ms. Song was tortured on the death bed by the guards at Jilin Province Women's Prison in May 2005, her left leg became cold and numb. Her entire right arm constantly trembles from pain, and she can no longer write.

More on: Jilin Prison Uses 'Death Beds' to Torture Falun Gong Practitioners

Also see The Falundafa in Europe Site

Blair called for BAE inquiry to be halted

Tony Blair's personal role as prime minister in halting the Saudi arms sale bribery investigation is revealed in court documents which the Guardian is publishing in full on its website.

Government memos stamped "Secret" reveal that the then attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, twice tried in vain to stop Blair interfering in the criminal investigation.

His chief of staff told the cabinet secretary, Gus O'Donnell, on October 3 2006: "The attorney general is of the firm view that, if the case is in fact soundly based, it would not be right to discontinue it."

But Blair wrote a "Secret and Personal" letter to Goldsmith on December 8 2006, demanding he stop the investigation. He said he was concerned about the "critical difficulty" in negotiations over a new Typhoon fighter sales contract, as well as a "real and immediate risk of a collapse in UK/Saudi security, intelligence and diplomatic cooperation".

More on: Blair called for BAE inquiry to be halted | The Guardian BAE investigation | Guardian Unlimited

22 Dec 2007

Tony Blair turns out to be a Catholic

Former prime minister Tony Blair has left the Anglican Church to become a Roman Catholic.

His wife and children are already Catholic and there had been speculation he would convert after leaving office.

Last year, Mr Blair, who is now a Middle East peace envoy, said he had prayed to God when deciding whether or not to send UK troops into Iraq.

And one of Mr Blair's final official trips while prime minister was a visit to the Vatican in June where he met Pope Benedict XVI.

BBC NEWS | UK | Tony Blair joins Catholic Church

Also read the Guardian:"After 30 years as a closet Catholic, Blair finally puts faith before politics"

20 Dec 2007

Diana Letter claiming Charles planned to kill her

A SENSATIONAL handwritten letter by Princess Diana claiming Charles wanted to kill her in a car crash was revealed in full for the first time yesterday.

Diana scribbled the letter on headed paper in October 1996 warning her husband wanted her murdered so he could marry their children’s nanny.

'Feared accident' ... Diana

The Princess of Wales was wrongly convinced that Charles was having an affair with pretty Tiggy Legge-Bourke and had got her pregnant. And she dismissed Camilla Parker Bowles as “nothing but a decoy.”

Diana gave it to butler Paul Burrell, who revealed its existence in his 2003 book.

But a dramatic page of the letter – written by the princess as “insurance” less than a year before she died in a car accident in August 1997, aged 36 – was yesterday seen publicly in full for the first time.

More at "Diana inquest | Letter claiming Charles planned to kill her | The Sun"

Pamela Anderson's Explicit New Video

 

"You won't find my new release at your local cinema. My latest project is "Kentucky Fried Cruelty," an undercover exposé blowing the whistle on the cruel treatment of animals at KFC's factory farm and slaughterhouse suppliers.
The video details just how horribly KFC treats chickens—birds are so crippled that they can't even walk, live birds are forced into tanks of scalding-hot water while completely conscious and able to feel pain, and Moorefield, West Virginia slaughterhouse workers kill birds by slamming them against the wall and stomping on them!

I'm calling on consumers to "Kick the Bucket" and boycott KFC until the company agrees to make some simple improvements in the way it treats animals."

Take Action: Pamela Anderson's Explicit New Video

17 Dec 2007

Ally warns NATO Losing in Afghanistan

Australia’s new defense minister warned U.S. and NATO allies over the weekend that they risk losing the war in Afghanistan without a sharp shift in military and reconstruction efforts there, according to his office.

Fitzgibbon’s comments echo those of a leading candidate for the coordinator’s job, British diplomat Paddy Ashdown. Ashdown, the former U.N. high representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina, told a British newspaper in October that the allies were at risk of losing Afghanistan.

While the U.S. military feels it maintains a battlefield advantage over the Taliban, the senior military official told CNN that there are far too many bombings and far too many IEDs. He said the Taliban has become more diverse, with religious ideologues joined by local fighters hired for pay, warlords, drug bosses and those simply fighting over local disputes.

Ally warns NATO on Afghanistan

16 Dec 2007

Bilderbergers Consider Assassinating Ron Paul

Best-selling author and Bilderberg sleuth Daniel Estulin says he has received information from sources inside the U.S. intelligence community which suggests that people from the highest levels of the U.S. government are considering an assassination attempt against Congressman Ron Paul because they are threatened by his burgeoning popularity.

Estulin, whose information has unfortunately proven very accurate in the past, went public with the bombshell news during an appearance on The Alex Jones Show today.

"I am getting information from my sources that there are people involved from a higher level of the American establishment who are seriously considering - this has not been confirmed - but assassination is definitely on the agenda and I pray to God that this is not the case," said Estulin.

Full Article on Infowars:"Estulin: Elitists Consider Assassinating Ron Paul"

Indian court orders 'arrest without bail' of Dutch activists

A court in Bangalore has issued an order for the 'arrest without the possibility of bail' of seven campaigners over their websites postings about labour conditions of an Indian supplier of fashion label G-Star. The activists are from the Clean Clothes Campaign and the India Committee of the Netherlands; the director of their Netherlands based ISP, Antenna, is included.

The case could have implications for activists posting anything on the web, with the court using the Convention on Cyber Crime to call for extradition. It all happens with the backdrop of the continuing campaign about labour conditions and particularly the huge number of child workers in India coming up against the religion of 'free trade'.

The case has been running for some time now. As the legal threats get worse the campaign are asking for solidarity. As G-Star is the only remaining buyer from the jeans manufacturer at which the CCC and ICN have highlighted the labour rights violations they are asking people to make demands of them listing things you can do [cleanclothes.org]. In the UK No Sweat! have called a picket of G-star [nosweat.org] focusing on their Covent Garden store. There are lots of outlets around on their store locator [g-star.com].

UK Indymedia - Indian court orders 'arrest without bail' of Dutch activists

Titanic Conspiracy

Short documentary; Shocking!

Once In A Lifetime

15 Dec 2007

The Christmas Conspiracy

2008 is the year of The Christmas Conspiracy!

kerst-2007 

When the Christmas lights are turned off, the torn-up paper and ribbons are thrown away, and the plastic tree and ornaments packed back in the garage -- that's the time to start taking Christmas seriously.

Really Seriously

King Herod took Christmas seriously. When the wise men told Herod that a rival King had been born in Bethlehem,  Herod slaughtered every male infant in the area. Deep in their hearts, today's kings are afraid that Christians will take The Christmas Conspiracy! seriously.

More on The Christmas Conspiracy

11 Dec 2007

Europe, Africa look to build new world order

A century after European states carved Africa into a series of colonies, Europe is looking to create a new world order - in alliance with Africa.
"Imagine if we showed that with 1.5 billion people and 80 countries - almost half the UN membership - we can make a real impact, both regionally and as global partners," European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told the summit of the European and African Unions in Lisbon Saturday.
The two continents should create a "genuine partnership of solidarity and mutual respect which defends the priorities of Africa and its specific interests" in global issues, Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak told the 26 European and 53 African leaders.
The EU-AU summit - the first in seven years and only the second in history - has been hailed by both sides as a chance to launch a "new relationship" between the continents.
And one key aim of that relationship, according to the agreement jointly drawn up by representatives of the two organisations, is to develop "common responses to global challenges" in international fora - including the UN.

Europe, Africa look to build new world order- International Business-News-The Economic Times

Also see: "The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order"

9 Dec 2007

G-Star: Stop Being A Gag-star!

On December 1, the Bangalore magistrate court ordered the arrest of seven Dutch human rights activists from the Clean Clothes Campaign and the India Committee of the Netherlands.

The seven are being targeted for their efforts to disseminate information about labour rights violations at the jeans manufacturer, Fibres and Fabrics International Pvt. Ltd. (FFI) and its subsidiary Jeans Knit Pvt. Ltd. (JKPL). The court has asked the India Ministry of Home Affairs to execute arrest warrants and request extradition of the Dutch nationals. The director of the internet service provider Antenna is also included in the request.

We urgently call upon you to contact G-Star, the only remaining buyer at FFI/JKPL, and urge them to take immediate action to make sure the workers producing their jeans are guaranteed freedom of speech and freedom of association.

The Clean Clothes Campaign website

30 Nov 2007

CIA Venezuela Destabilization Memo Surfaces

On November 26, 2007 the Venezuelan government broadcast and circulated a confidential memo from the US embassy to the CIA which is devastatingly revealing of US clandestine operations and which will influence the referendum this Sunday, December 2, 2007.
The memo sent by an embassy official, Michael Middleton Steere, was addressed to the Director of Central Intelligence, Michael Hayden.

T he memo was entitled 'Advancing to the Last Phase of Operation Pincer' and updates the activity by a CIA unit with the acronym 'HUMINT' (Human Intelligence) which is engaged in clandestine action to destabilize the forth-coming referendum and coordinate the civil military overthrow of the elected Chavez government. The Embassy-CIA's polls concede that 57 per cent of the voters approved of the constitutional amendments proposed by Chavez but also predicted a 60 per cent abstention.


The US operatives emphasized their capacity to recruit former Chavez supporters among the social democrats (PODEMOS) and the former Minister of Defense Baduel, claiming to have reduced the 'yes' vote by 6 per cent from its original margin. Nevertheless the Embassy operatives concede that they have reached their ceiling, recognizing they cannot defeat the amendments via the electoral route.

CIA Venezuela Destabilization Memo Surfaces | venezuelanalysis.com

29 Nov 2007

Farmworkers Plan to March on Burger King HQ

the Coalition of Immokalee Workers plans to march upon the corporate headquarters of fast-food giant Burger King in Miami, Florida. The CIW looks to build on their recently successful MiniTour around the State of Florida. During one highlight of the tour, the CIW crew delivered a copy of new bestseller, "Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy" to Florida Governor Crist. The book was signed by CIW members, "Dear Governor Crist - We hope that reading this book will awaken your interest in our reality and our struggle."

Now, the CIW and ally organization Student/Farmworker Alliance are calling for a 9-mile march on BK's HQ to coincide with the corporation's annual shareholder meeting. Last April, the CIW signed an historic accord with McDonald's. The agreement recognizes the Coalition's three core demands :: economic relief for workers, worker participation in the workplace, and a code of conduct for employers. The agreement also goes a step further; calling for an independent, third-party monitoring mechanism.
Yet, Burger King has taken a decidedly different course by denying corporate responsibility, and spreading out-right lies.

See Austin indymedia: Farmworkers Plan to March on Burger King HQ and Coalition of Immokalee Workers

27 Nov 2007

Ex-Nazi Pope Beatifies 500 Dead Fascists

 

The Vatican took on Spain’s Socialist government Sunday, criticizing its social policies as the church beatified nearly 500 victims of leftist persecution during the country’s civil war era.

The ceremony was the largest mass beatification ever by the Vatican, which supported the fascist dictatorship of Gen. Francisco Franco during and after his war against the leftists.

Read more at GNN.TV: Ex-Nazi Pope Beatifies 500 Dead Fascists

Exoskeleton Turns Humans Into Terminators

 

Exoskeleton Turns Humans Into Terminators.

Also see Philoneist: "First Military Exoskeleton Reaches Prototype"

Beckham and Kids with Cancer, or rather Not

26 Nov 2007

Orange Order creates superhero

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's... well he doesn't have a name yet, but the Orange Order hopes to win a new generation of fans with their own superhero.

The origins of the Orange Order may date from the 17th century battle for supremacy between Protestantism and Catholicism, but they have high hopes for this 21st century makeover.

King William has been an Orange icon for more than 300 years, but it seems the curly wig and pointed hat combo were not doing it for the kids any more.

While the unnamed character still sports a sash, the traditional bowler hat has been replaced by a trendy purple cape.

Modern nutrition has also made him a bit more muscular than the comparatively scrawny-looking King Billy.

BBC NEWS | UK | Northern Ireland | Orange Order creates superhero and also see Wikipedia

American-backed killer militias strut across Iraq

While one of her husband’s killers has been arrested, she says, the other two have joined the Baghdad Brigade, a Sunni militia funded by the American forces which now holds sway in her old neighbourhood.

Members of the Baghdad Brigade receive $300 a man each month from the Americans, who also provide vehicles, uniforms and flak jackets. In return the brigade keeps out Al-Qaeda, dismantles roadside bombs and patrols the area, a task performed with considerable swagger by many of its 4,000 recruits.

The US military is delighted with the results achieved by the brigade in Abu Ghraib and by similar groups in other former “hot spots” of sectarian conflict that have seen a sharp decline in violence.

For Shi’ites such as Kahiriya Musa, however, a Sunni militia represents another potential source of terror in a country where millions have been traumatised by ethnic cleansing.

American-backed killer militias strut across Iraq - Times Online

Dutch Police vs. Youth

Youth from The Netherlands are protesting against new law on school-hours. YouTube - Zinloos Geweld!

23 Nov 2007

Taking liberties

This is part 1 of 3. See 'Related Videos' for the other parts.

22 Nov 2007

Who will buy all this stuff?

Who will buy the plastic garden furniture, the fridges, the toys, the wall of household junk that is thundering out of shiny new factories in China?

Between January and October, China’s statistical bureau recorded $1.2 trillion (£580 billion) of industrial spending. During the same period, lenders in America were slamming the door on their customers, canceling credit cards, demanding the keys to homes, apartments and trailers. The message from the banks is clear: the party is over. Still, China’s factory floorspace continues to grow. You have to ask the question: who will buy the stuff?

The Pollyanna economists think it is all different now, a view espoused by the World Bank in its most recent report on East Asian economic growth. China is creating its own demand, “decoupling” from the US economy, it says.

I didn’t see much decoupling on a tour in early June of a furniture plant in southern China owned by Samson, a Taiwanese firm. Seven production lines, each in its own giant shed on a million square meter site were dedicated to producing reproduction antique furniture. Between 7,000 and 8,000 Chinese workers cut timber, sandpapered, lacquered and varnished enough wardrobes and dressers to fill 1,200 containers every month

The alarm bells begin to ring in China - Times Online
also see China Trade Online

20 Nov 2007

Reuters’ coverage of Kareem’s torture

An Egyptian blogger serving a 4-year jail term for insulting Islam and President Hosni Mubarak has been beaten in prison and sent to an isolation cell, rights groups said on Tuesday.

Abdel Karim Suleiman, a former law student convicted in connection with eight articles he wrote since 2004, was the first blogger to stand trial in Egypt for Internet writings.

The February verdict was widely condemned by human rights groups and bloggers as a dangerous precedent that could limit online freedom in the most populous Arab country.

Reporters without Borders said Suleiman, in letters sent from prison, had complained of being handcuffed and beaten then put into an isolation cell where he received very little food or water.

“I have been subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment,” the Paris-based media watchdog quoted Suleiman as saying. The group urged Egypt to release Suleiman, who also goes by the name Kareem Amer. He is being held in Borg el-Arab prison near the northern port city of Alexandria.

See Free Kareem! » Blog Archive » Reuters’ coverage of Kareem’s torture / REUTERS and the Committee to Protect Journalists

Fox Host Says Dissenters Should Be Tased

A segment on the Fox and Friends morning show yesterday turned into an opportunity for Kilmead to share his dictatorial fetish that dissenters be dealt with in the proper manner, as footage aired of Clinton's heckler being removed from the event by security.

“They should Tase this guy,” Kilmead says. “At one point with security so high and tensions on edge, don’t you think they’re going to get at the very least Tased or beaten to a pulp by somebody? These people look threatening.”

Watch the video.

A number of other recent high profile public confrontations were reeled off, some of which involved We Are Change members, to paint a picture of a growing threat that needed to be quashed.

As the screams of tasered University of Florida student Andrew Meyer played in the background, the presenters seemed to react with glee, after which Kilmead concluded, “I would be for Tasing anyone in Code Pink,” adding “I’m pro-Pink Tasing.”

Fox Host Says Dissenters Should Be Tased

19 Nov 2007

In Zimbabwe, dissent wears the mask of theater

A rich culture of protest theater has sprung up in Zimbabwe, but artists are under increasing pressure from President Robert Mugabe's security forces as he crushes dissent. In recent years, most independent newspapers have been shut down, opposition parties have been infiltrated by CIO spies, and activists have been arrested, beaten and sometimes killed. The 2002 Public Order and Security Act bans political meetings of more than two people without police permission, outlaws statements that incite "public disorder" and makes it an offense to insult the president.

In Zimbabwe's repressive climate, artists and actors find creative ways to protest. People crowd into clubs to drink beer and laugh at stand-up comedy poking fun at Zimbabwe's problems. They turn out for the opening nights of political plays, even though police often raid theaters and close productions before the first lines are spoken.

In Zimbabwe, dissent wears the mask of theater - Los Angeles Times and the BBC

U.S. Hopes to Use Pakistani Tribes Against Al Qaeda

A new and classified American military proposal outlines an intensified effort to enlist tribal leaders in the frontier areas of Pakistan in the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban, as part of a broader effort to bolster Pakistani forces against an expanding militancy, American military officials said.

If adopted, the proposal would join elements of a shift in strategy that would also be likely to expand the presence of American military trainers in Pakistan, directly finance a separate tribal paramilitary force that until now has proved largely ineffective and pay militias that agreed to fight Al Qaeda and foreign extremists, officials said. The United States now has only about 50 troops in Pakistan, a Pentagon spokesman said, a force that could grow by dozens under the new approach.

U.S. Hopes to Use Pakistani Tribes Against Al Qaeda - New York Times

Is U.S. Gov't. Secretly Testing Americans 'Again'?

Could a strange substance found by an Ark-La-Tex man be part of secret government testing program?  That's the question at the heart of a phenomenon called "Chemtrails."  In a KSLA News 12 investigation, Reporter Jeff Ferrell shows us the results of testing we had done about what's in US skies.


"It seemed like some mornings it was just criss-crossing the whole sky.  It was just like a giant checkerboard," described Bill Nichols.  He snapped several photos of the strange clouds from his home in Stamps, in southwest Arkansas.  Nichols said these unusual clouds begin as normal contrails from a jet engine.  But unlike normal contrails, these do 'not' fade away.

Shreveport weather stormtracker KSLA News 12 ArkLaTex Ark-La-Tex Doppler Texarkana Bossier Marshall CHEMTRAILS: Is U.S. Gov't. Secretly Testing Americans 'Again'?

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17 Nov 2007

Vancouver RCMP Taser Death

Police want Tasers here in the Netherlands...

CBC report on the latest example of senseless use of deadly force by police, compounded by the routine lie that the police had been attacked by the victim. Since we already know Robert had no drugs or alcohol in his system, how long will it be until he's diagnosed as suffering from "excited delirium syndrome" - the phony disorder invented by the Taser lobby to deny the obvious fact Tasers often kill people.

 

See You Tube for more Taser fun...

YouTube - Vancouver RCMP Taser Death

Prince Bernhard and the Super Secret Nazi U-Boat

Due to the efforts of contributing researcher Mr. Eric Brothers U.S. State Department Protocol documents are now available to confirm one of this investigation's long-standing curiosities - the visit of members of the Dutch Royal Family to Chatham, Cape Cod during the very same time-frame in which the German Type XI-B U-Boat was known to have been operational off Cape Cod.

To add to this new information Trident had conducted background research into the Dutch Royal Family due to its suspicions and has confirmed the following:
1) The Royal Consort, Prince Bernhard, Husband of Juliana since 1937, was previous to their marriage an active card-carrying member of Hitler's black-shirted SS.
2) Prince Consort Bernhard was employed prior to, during, and after the war by I.G.Farben's Industrial Espionage Unit "NW-7" which, needless to say, placed him under great suspicions by both the British and American intelligence communities. The mere fact of his employment as an "industrial spy" for Farben places him squarely within the sphere of the German Industrial community, links for which have already been established with the Type XI-B U-Boat.
There are many more details regarding the Dutch Royal Family, Prince Bernhard, Princess Juliana and the German Industrialists which have not been included in this specific brief due to space considerations. However, the basic facts as listed above give very strong indications regarding the Dutch Royal visit to Cape Cod at this specific time in July and August of 1944.

Suffice it to say that there is the very strong possibility that Prince Consort Bernhard, through his wife Princess Juliana, may very well have been acting as a sort of liaison or facilitator in connections for Armistice Negotiations between German Industrialists and certain members of the American Department of State and Intelligence Community. The final proof for this is as yet not confirmed, but the stage is certainly set for such endeavors. Perhaps the amplified documentation for such a situation is contained within the hull of the Type XI off Cape Cod.

Efforts To Raise Super Secret Nazi U-Boat Off Cape Cod - ForumGarden

Later our late prince was a co-founder of The Bilderberg group and as a well known hunter he co-founded the WWF.

Gordon Brown's 'Fortress Britain' plan

Train passengers face routine airline-style bag checks and body searches as part of a new counter-terror crackdown announced by Gordon Brown.

He conjured up visions of ''Fortress Britain" as he unveiled a succession of security measures at airports, railway stations, sports venues and other public places.

Tanks at Heathrow Airport

There is also to be a huge "hearts and minds" drive aimed at diverting young Muslims away from the influence of fanatics.
The Prime Minister said a review of vulnerable buildings and crowded spaces like shopping centres had led to a rethink of the way they are protected.

More than 250 busy railway stations, airports and seaports as well as 100 "sensitive" installations like power stations and electricity substations will be given extra security.

This could include screening luggage at major stations like London King's Cross or Manchester Piccadilly using mobile checking devices that can be moved around the country.

More buildings will be defended by barriers to stop car bomb attacks, extra blast-proofing, vehicle exclusion zones and metal detectors.

Gordon Brown reveals 'Fortress Britain' plan - Telegraph

CIA agent alleged to have met Bin Laden in July

Two months before September 11 Osama bin Laden flew to Dubai for 10 days for treatment at the American hospital, where he was visited by the local CIA agent, according to the French newspaper Le Figaro.

The disclosures are known to come from French intelligence which is keen to reveal the ambiguous role of the CIA, and to restrain Washington from extending the war to Iraq and elsewhere.

Bin Laden is reported to have arrived in Dubai on July 4 from Quetta in Pakistan with his own personal doctor, nurse and four bodyguards, to be treated in the urology department. While there he was visited by several members of his family and Saudi personalities, and the CIA.

The CIA chief was seen in the lift, on his way to see Bin Laden, and later, it is alleged, boasted to friends about his contact. He was recalled to Washington soon afterwards.

Intelligence sources say that another CIA agent was also present; and that Bin Laden was also visited by Prince Turki al Faisal (Wikipedia), then head of Saudi intelligence, who had long had links with the Taliban, and Bin Laden. Soon afterwards Turki resigned, and more recently he has publicly attacked him in an open letter: "You are a rotten seed, like the son of Noah".

CIA agent alleged to have met Bin Laden in July | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited

15 Nov 2007

Saudi gang-rape victim is jailed

An appeal court in Saudi Arabia has doubled the number of lashes and added a jail sentence as punishment for a woman who was gang-raped.

According to the Arab News newspaper, the 19-year-old woman, who is from Saudi Arabia's Shia minority, was gang-raped 14 times in an attack in the eastern province a year-and-a-half ago.

Seven men from the majority Sunni community were found guilty of the rape and sentenced to prison terms ranging from just under a year to five years.

But the victim was also punished for violating Saudi Arabia's laws on segregation that forbid unrelated men and women from associating with each other. She was initially sentenced to 90 lashes for being in the car of a strange man.

On appeal, the Arab News reported that the punishment was not reduced but increased to 200 lashes and a six-month prison sentence.

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Saudi gang-rape victim is jailed

14 Nov 2007

Cold War II - U.S. missile shield in Europe aimed against Russia - army chief

Missile defense elements the United States plans to deploy in Central Europe are undoubtedly directed against Russia, the country's top military commander said on Tuesday.

Washington wants to place a radar in the Czech Republic and 10 missile interceptors in Poland, purportedly to counter a missile threat from Iran and other "rogue" states. Moscow has responded angrily to the plans, saying the European shield would destroy the strategic balance of forces and threaten Russia's national interests.

"If the Americans deploy the radar by 2011 and anti-ballistic missiles by 2012-2013, they will certainly be directed against Russia, and we can easily prove it," the Chief of the Russian General Staff, Gen. Yury Baluyevsky said in an interview with Russia Today, an English-language state TV channel.

RIA Novosti - Russia - U.S. missile shield in Europe aimed against Russia - army chief

More about General Yury Nikolayevich Baluyevsky on wikipedia

The head of the Russian armed forces, Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky (left), and the chief of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Gen. Liang Guanglie, in Vladivostok, Russia. A challenge to American dominance in world  - The Hindu

This is the sound of revolution

13 Nov 2007

Juancar VS Huguito - Por que no te callas, the REMIX.

The Bilderberg King of Spain Juan Carlos told Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to "shut up" Saturday during a heated exchange at a summit of leaders from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
Chavez, who called President Bush the "devil" on the floor of the United Nations last year, triggered the exchange by repeatedly referring to former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar as a "fascist." Spanish King Juan Carlos, seated next to Zapatero, angrily turned to Chavez and said, "Why don't you shut up?"

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Search is called off after massive Russian oil spill

An environmental disaster began to unfold in southern Russia on Monday as tens of thousands of oil-slicked seabirds and globules of heavy oil dotted the shoreline, a day after at least 11 ships, including a small oil tanker, sank or broke apart in a fierce storm, Russian officials said.

Three bodies washed ashore and 20 sailors were missing when searches were called off late Monday because of rough weather, the news agency Interfax reported, citing officials with the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. But officials added that any survivors were at risk of freezing to death before they could be found.

Search is called off after massive Russian oil spill - International Herald Tribune

12 Nov 2007

Loose Change: Final Cut

If this doesn't work, it must be censored...

FOX Anchor Calls for Terrorist Car Bombings In Iran

In the clip below, Fox and Friends' Brian Kilmeade openly calls for US support for acts of terrorism—such as car bombings—in Tehran. His criminal remarks are a direct offense to victims of terrorism all around the world and render Kilmeade morally equivalent to terrorist groups like al Qaeda which he ostensibly denounces.

BlackListedNews: FOX Anchor Calls for Terrorist Car Bombings In Iran

10 Nov 2007

World Transhumanist Association

Take a look at these scary fook:

"The World Transhumanist Association is an international nonprofit membership organization which advocates the ethical use of technology to expand human capacities. We support the development of and access to new technologies that enable everyone to enjoy better minds, better bodies and better lives. In other words, we want people to be better than well."

World Transhumanist Association

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9 Nov 2007

Bush: If I Were Iraqi, I’d Be Saying, ‘God, I Love Freedom’

This afternoon, President Bush held a joint press conference with French President Nicholas Sarkozy. A reporter asked Bush where he stood “on Iraq and your domestic debate on Iraq,” and whether he had a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops. In response, Bush insisted that “freedom’s happening” and Iraq isn’t in a “quagmire”:

I don’t — you know quagmire is an interesting word. If you lived in Iraq and had lived under a tyranny, you’d be saying: God, I love freedom, because that’s what’s happened.

Think Progress » Bush: If I Were Iraqi, I’d Be Saying, ‘God, I Love Freedom’ (with video)

Walter Cronkite receives "Global Governance Award" from WFA

8 Nov 2007

Buy Nothing Day

North American Piggy The classic Buy Nothing Day spot. Year after year Adbusters has tried unsuccessfully to buy airtime from major American networks to get this public service message out. Click the Pig.

Buy Nothing Day is November 23rd.

See Adbusters.org for more information.

6 Nov 2007

Ten Fijians in court over PM assassination plot

Ten Fijians, among them former senior army and intelligence officers, a chief and a former politician, appeared in court on Tuesday charged with plotting to kill the South Pacific island nation's prime minister.

A total of 16 people have been arrested over the assassination plot against Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Fiji's military chief who came to power in a bloodless 2006 coup.

The 10 men appeared in a Suva court on Tuesday to be formally charged with treason, inciting mutiny and conspiracy to murder. The men are expected to enter a plea on Wednesday.

Bainimarama said that if security forces had not uncovered the assassination plot it would have led to "serious unrest, bloodshed, and instability in Fiji", which has been hit by four coups and an army mutiny since 1987.

"I am standing here before you of course happy to be alive," Bainimarama told a news conference on Tuesday.

"I am also able to say with confidence that the plan to kill me and a number of others and thereby also endanger the lives of other innocent citizens of this country has failed," he said.

Ten Fijians in court over PM assassination plot - Reuters

More about Bainimarama's coup in december 2006 on The Christian Science Monitor

4 Nov 2007

Pakistan Under Martial Law

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has declared emergency rule and suspended the country's constitution.

He defended his actions in a national address, saying he was curbing a rise in extremism in Pakistan.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has been replaced and the Supreme Court surrounded by troops, who also entered state-run TV and radio stations.

The moves come as the Supreme Court was due to rule on the legality of Gen Musharraf's October election victory.

The court was to decide whether Gen Musharraf was eligible to run for re-election last month while remaining army chief.

BBC via InfoWars Pakistan Under Martial Law