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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ILLUMINATI SYMBOLISM

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?"

More here

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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FOX uses SEX...

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

3 Nov 2007

Oliver North So Eager To Attack Iran, He Gets The Facts Wrong

In his zeal to attack Iran, convicted liar Oliver North (his conviction was overturned on a technicality) got his facts wrong about Iran in a way that conveniently made them seem more villainous. Was North lying or just mistaken? We report, you decide!

News Hounds (We watch FOX so you don't have to.): Oliver North So Eager To Attack Iran, He Gets The Facts Wrong

Remember Ollie?

North came into the public spotlight due to his participation in the Iran-Contra Affair, in which he was the chief coordinator of the sale of weapons via intermediaries to Iran, with the profits being channeled to the Contras in Nicaragua. He was responsible for the establishment of a covert network used for the purposes of aiding the Contras. U.S. funding of the Contras by appropriated funds spent by intelligence agencies had been prohibited by the Boland Amendment. Funding was facilitated through Palmer National Bank of Washington, D.C. It was founded in 1983 by Harvey McLean, Jr. (a businessman from Shreveport, Louisiana; a Republican who had worked in George Bush's 1980 presidential election campaign) and Stefan Halper (who assisted on the same campaign as McLean, and was George Bush's foreign-policy advisor. Halper was later accused of masterminding a number of dirty tricks against the Carter campaign). It was initially funded with $2.8 million dollars to McLean from Herman K. Beebe. Oliver North used this bank during the Iran-Contra scandal by funneling money from his shell organization, the "National Endowment for the Preservation of Liberty", through Palmer National Bank to the Contras. (Wikipedia)