29 Jun 2007

International Red Cross condemns Myanmar regime

In a departure from its usual neutrality, the International Committee of the Red Cross today issued a statement condemning Myanmar's military State Peace and Development Council for human rights abuses.

The Geneva, Switzerland-based International Committee of the Red Cross, or ICRC, said the Myanmar junta is systematically causing thousands of people to suffer, especially along the border with Thailand, where government soldiers raid villages, destroy food supplies, force people from their homes and commit acts of violence, including murder and child abuse. Detainees, the ICRC said, were being forced to work on government projects or act as porters for the military.

CRC President Jakob Kellenberger said in a press release: "Despite repeated entreaties by the ICRC, the [Myanmar] authorities have consistently refused to enter into a serious discussion of these abuses with a view to putting a stop to them."
More on Wikinews


See also "A secretive junta with an iron fist" by Reuters

Putin's Arctic Invasion


Russian leader Vladimir Putin has made an astonishing bid to grab a vast chunk of the Arctic, giving himself claim to its vast potential oil, gas and mineral wealth.


His audacious argument that an underwater Russian ridge is linked to the North Pole is likely to lead to an international outcry.

Some commentators have already observed it is further evidence of growing Russian assertiveness under its authoritarian president.
The Russian media trumpeted the findings of a Moscow scientific mission to the region which boasts "sensational" geological discoveries enabling the Kremlin to make the territorial claim.

BBC's Selective and Distorted Coverage





911 and the British Broadcasting Conspiracy - new documentary by Adrian Connock and David Shayler about the BBC's selective and distorted 911 coverage. With particular reference to the Conspiracy Files programme aired on BBC Two on February 18th 2007.

27 Jun 2007

Dead Fish Art

Dick Cheney: I Don't Need No Stinkin' Laws!




US Vice President Dick Cheney has indicated in no uncertain terms that he believes the laws of the United States do not apply to him.

According to Capitol Hill Blue, Cheney - in direct violation of a Presidential executive order - has refused to turn over documents to the National Archives.
On Monday, June 25, 2007, most of the All-Star Panel on Special Report disagreed with the Vice President's blatant arrogance. Fred Barnes, editor of the Weekly Standard and Brit Hume were the notable exceptions.


Also see Mark Fiore's new animation "Commandments of Secrecy"!

26 Jun 2007

Day of Silence


AccuRadio, along with thousands of other U.S. webcasters, plans to turn off our music streams and go silent for 24 hours today, Tuesday, June 26th.



AccuRadio is turning off the music to demonstrate the "silence" that Internet radio may be reduced to permanently after July 15th, the day on which 17 months' worth of retroactive royalty payments -- at new, exceedingly high rates, as set by the Copyright Royalty Board -- are due.



If these new royalties are implemented, we believe it will lead to the virtual shutdown of this country's Internet radio industry, AccuRadio included. (This new royalty rate -- which is 0% of revenues for broadcast radio stations and less than 7.5% of revevenes for satellite radio operators -- works out to over 150% of our revenues!)


Accuradio

Who Controls The World?

25 Jun 2007

Former Soviet Dissident Warns For EU Dictatorship


Vladimir Bukovksy, the 63-year old former Soviet dissident, fears that the European Union is on its way to becoming another Soviet Union. In a speech he delivered in Brussels last week Mr Bukovsky called the EU a “monster” that must be destroyed, the sooner the better, before it develops into a fullfledged totalitarian state.


In his speech Mr Bukovsky referred to confidential documents from secret Soviet files which he was allowed to read in 1992. These documents confirm the existence of a “conspiracy” to turn the European Union into a socialist organization. I attended the meeting and taped the speech. A transcript, as well as the audio fragment (approx. 15 minutes) can be found below. I also had a brief interview with Mr Bukovsky (4 minutes), a transcript and audio fragment of which can also be found below. The interview about the European Union had to be cut short because Mr Bukovsky had other engagements, but it brought back some memories to me, as I had interviewed Vladimir Bukovsky twenty years ago, in 1986, when the Soviet Union, the first monster that he so valiantly fought, was still alive and thriving.

More in the Brussels Journal - More about Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovsky on Wikipedia

22 Jun 2007

FBI Allowed Bin Laden To Charter Flight After 9/11


Newly released documents prove agency let Osama's family go at his request without even questioning them.
The FBI were aware that Osama Bin Laden may have chartered one of the flights that took Bin Laden family members out of the U.S. in the days after the 9/11 attacks, yet allowed the planes to depart without even questioning them, new Agency documents reveal.



While all other air traffic had been grounded for days by the authorities they knowingly allowed the immediate family of their prime suspect behind the attacks to get into planes and fly out at Bin Laden's own request.

The previously confidential documents (PDF link) have been obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act and ongoing litigation.



The documents state:


ON 9/19/01, A 727 PLANE LEFT LAX, RYAN FLT #441 TO ORLANDO, FL W/ETA (estimated time of arrival) OF 4-5PM. THE PLANE WAS CHARTERED EITHER BY THE SAUDI ARABIAN ROYAL FAMILY OR OSAMA BIN LADEN…THE LA FBI SEARCHED THE PLANE [REDACTED] LUGGAGE, OF WHICH NOTHING UNUSUAL WAS FOUND.



More on Prisonplanet


Much more about Bin Laden on cooperativeresearch.org and even more here

21 Jun 2007

Was He Right?

Channel 5 documentary from 12/26/06 which chronicles David Icke's career to present day, and asks the big question - Was he right?


A very impartial and fair documentary. Thank you Channel 5 for this great piece of journalism.



Suicide Bomb Teams Sent to U.S., Europe


Large teams of newly trained suicide bombers are being sent to the United States and Europe, according to evidence contained on a new videotape obtained by the Blotter on ABCNews.com.



Teams assigned to carry out attacks in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Germany were introduced at an al Qaeda/Taliban training camp graduation ceremony held June 9.


A Pakistani journalist was invited to attend and take pictures as some 300 recruits, including boys as young as 12, were supposedly sent off on their suicide missions.
More about this here...

19 Jun 2007

Michael Moore: 9/11 Could Be Inside Job

Academy Award winner Michael Moore answered questions on 9/11 truth during a sneak peak of his new documentary, SICKO, in New York.
Our reporters were initially avoided by Moore, but he subsequently decided to approach We Are Change.org/ Infowars.com reporters for a discussion.




Moore brought up his lingering questions on 9/11, which are a clear departure from the 'government negligence' picture he painted in his film Fahrenheit 9/11, released some three years ago.


Moore told reporters, "I've had a number of firefighters tell me over the years and since Fahrenheit 9/11 that they heard these explosions-- that they believe there's MUCH more to the story than we've been told. I don't think the official investigations have told us the complete truth-- they haven't even told us half the truth." More on Jones Report





Globalization




John Pilger Investigates

Globalization explained via Indonesia.

18 Jun 2007

Those who are Anti EU are Terrorists


Critics of the EU’s secret plans to smuggle in the new EU constitution by the back door at this week’s summit were blasted by the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano.


The Italian head of state told a news conference in Siena last week that "those who are anti EU are terrorists". More at Daily Express

More about the "The Real Face of the European Union" in this British clip.
"Whether the viewer is for or against Britain's participation, this film asks the troubling questions the mainstream media has refused to confront."




14 Jun 2007

Palestinian president declares emergency


President Mahmoud Abbas has signed decrees dissolving the Palestinian government and declaring a state of emergency across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, an Abbas spokesman says.


"We have decided to do the following, to dismiss Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh," said Tayeb Abdel-Rahim, secretary general of the presidency, reading a statement from Abbas.

More on The Sydney Morning Herald

Picture: Shirtless Fatah supporters are led away after Hamas militants took control of Fatah's Preventive Security headquarters, Gaza City.

Hamas fighters overran two of the rival Fatah movement's most important security command centers in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, and witnesses said the victors dragged vanquished gunmen into the street and shot them to death execution-style. More on WPXI

US town set to ban Saggy Trousers


A mayor in the US state of Louisiana says he will sign into law a proposal to make wearing saggy trousers an act of indecent exposure.
Delcambre town council unanimously passed the ordinance earlier this week making it a crime to wear trousers that show underwear.

"If you expose your private parts, you'll get a fine" of US$500 (£254) Mayor Carol Broussard said.

Offenders will also risk up to six months in jail. More on BBC

Blair Calls For Chinese Style Net Controls In the UK


Outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair has savaged online media today in a speech in which he declared war on the free press by hinting at new restrictions on internet journalism and suggested that the media should be brought more into line with the government.

Blair complained that the media was too "feral" (i.e. not tamed by the government) More on Infowars




Tony Blair hinted today at new restrictions on internet journalism, saying online news coverage had become "more pernicious and less balanced" than traditional political reporting.




Tony Blair: 'New forms of media can be even more pernicious'
In a farewell lecture on public life, he said that much of the British media behaved like a "feral beast, just tearing people and reputations to bits". More plus clip

12 Jun 2007

Watch Bush in Albania

President Bush is given a hero's welcome in Albania, but if you watch carefully, his watch was stolen 6 seconds after the start of his handshaking.



Asian Dub Foundation - Fortress Europe

‘Most’ Prisoners In The U.S. ‘Would Love’ To Be In Guantanamo


Former Secretary of State Colin Powell condemned the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay yesterday, calling it “a major problem for America’s perception” and charging, “if it was up to me, I would close Guantanamo — not tomorrow, this afternoon.”



Later, on CNN’s Late Edition, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) expressed his disagreement with Powell about closing Guantanamo, saying “most of our prisoners would love to be in a facility more like Guantanamo and less like the state prisons that people are in in the United States.”



Pressed by host Wolf Blitzer to address the fact that “detainees are being held, by and large, without charges, without any evidence,” which is “causing a smear on the U.S. reputation,” Huckabee said it didn’t matter because hypothetically, “if we let somebody out” they could “come and fly an airliner into one of our skyscrapers.”
Read more and Watch the Video on Think Progress

also see The Guant√°namo Blog

11 Jun 2007

2007 Bilderberg Meeting In Istanbul, Turkey - Dutch TV

Pentagon Confirms It Sought To Build A 'Gay Bomb'


A Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending said it uncovered a strange U.S. military proposal to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting.



Pentagon officials on Friday confirmed to CBS 5 that military leaders had considered, and then subsquently rejected, building the so-called "Gay Bomb."



As part of a military effort to develop non-lethal weapons, the proposal suggested, "One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior."

More on CBS

8 Jun 2007

CIA jails in Europe 'confirmed'


A Council of Europe investigator says he has evidence to prove the CIA ran secret jails in Poland and Romania to interrogate "war on terror" suspects.
Dick Marty, a Swiss senator, has been investigating CIA operations on behalf of the European human rights body.



In his new report, released on Friday, Mr Marty says secret CIA prisons "did exist in Europe from 2003 to 2005, in particular in Poland and Romania". The governments of both countries have strongly denied any involvement.



"The secret detention facilities in Europe were run directly and exclusively by the CIA"


More on BBC also see this on Al Jazeera

"Italian intelligence agents and a number of agents from America's CIA have gone on trial in Italy, in the first trial involving the CIA's extraordinary rendition programme.
The trial began on Friday, in the absence of all 26 US defendants who stand accused of kidnapping an Egyptian man."

What Americans Know about 9/11

7 Jun 2007

Bilderberg Silence

Number of mainstream U.S. news outlets that reported on Paris Hilton over the past week: 10,000+


Number of mainstream U.S. news outlets that reported on a meeting of nearly 200 of the world's most powerful people this past weekend; Less than a handful.


The Bilderberg Group meeting, an annual conference at which the consensus for future global policy is provably manifested, again passed by with barely a mention on behalf of America's corporate media. More on InfoWars


Here in the Netherlands was a total media blackout, even though our Queen was present (as allways)..


More on Bilderberg.org


Reporter Arrested on Orders of Giuliani Press Secretary




Also see the related clips..

More about the incident at InfoWars

6 Jun 2007

Eyes on Darfur



Amnesty International USA's unprecedented Eyes on Darfur project leverages the power of high-resolution satellite imagery to provide unimpeachable evidence of the atrocities being committed in Darfur – enabling action by private citizens, policy makers and international courts. Eyes on Darfur also breaks new ground in protecting human rights by allowing people around the world to literally "watch over" and protect twelve intact, but highly vulnerable, villages using commercially available satellite imagery. Visit it here

3 Jun 2007

Working Class Hero




by Green Day

"Bombs" by Faithless




Banned MTV Video

Dutch Try to Grow Meat in Lab


Dutch researchers are trying to grow pork meat in a laboratory with the goal of feeding millions without the need to raise and slaughter animals.
"We're trying to make meat without having to kill animals," Bernard Roelen, a veterinary science professor at Utrecht University, said in an interview.



Although it is in its early stages, the idea is to replace harvesting meat from livestock with a process that eliminates the need for animal feed, transport, land use and the methane expelled by animals, which all hurt the environment, he said.



"Keeping animals just to eat them is in fact not so good for the environment," said Roelen. "Animals need to grow, and animals produce many things that you do not eat."



More on Crytogon also read more about this here

Animals...


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