31 Mar 2008

Canadian Coast Guard Rams Sea Shepherd

The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker CCGS Des Groseilliers twice rammed the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship Farley Mowat today.

The Coast Guard had ordered the Farley Mowat to not approach the area where seals are being slaughtered. When the Farley Mowat did not comply, the Coast Guard rammed the vessel near the port aft stern area. After the Farley Mowat stopped in the ice, the Coast Guard rammed the ship a second time in the same area of the ship causing damage to the plates in that area.

The Coast Guard has demonstrated extreme recklessness with this move. The crew of the Farley Mowat were engaged in documenting the slaughter of seals. They were not interfering with the hunt.

The R/V Farley Mowat claims to have sunk ten vessels by ramming them.“I’m beginning to wonder if anyone on the bridge of the Groseilliers has a license to command a ship,” said Captain Alex Cornelissen. “The incompetence of the Coast Guard has already cost the lives of four sealers this week-end and now they are ramming ships in dangerous ice conditions. This is unbelievable. It’s like the Coast Guard has declared war on seal defenders and the sealers are collateral damage.”

The Farley Mowat will remain in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and will continue to document the atrocities on the ice. Already the crew have seen enough evidence to understand that the Canadian government’s pretense that the slaughter is humane has no basis in reality – in other words it’s a state sponsored lie.

“It appears that Canada is prepared to use violence to cover-up the truth of this slaughter,” said Captain Paul Watson. “Our duty is to resist their violence and continue to document the truth.”

Sea Shepherd - Canadian Coast Guard Rams Farley Mowat

More information about the Seal Defense Campaign 2008 on the on the Sea Shepherd site (see the Video's)

Zapruder-award 2007

The winner of the Zapruder Inc. award 2007 for the biggest cover-up is the new Lisbon European Treaty (or new European Constitution).

Zapruder Inc. | zapruder award 2007 en we hebben een winnaar

Leading cultural figures attack folly of 42-day detention limit

The spy writer John Le Carré, the actors Colin Firth and Patrick Stewart, the novelist Iain Banks, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and professor of philosophy A C Grayling are among a group of leading figures from the arts and academia who have written to Gordon Brown to oppose the extension of pre-charge detention to 42 days for terrorist suspects.

On the eve of a key vote on the second reading of the Counter-Terrorism Bill in the Commons, their open letter warns the Prime Minister that "community relations could suffer if the Muslim community appears to be ... targeted for prolonged pre-charge detention".

The result might "damage intelligence gathering and policing and ...efforts to engage with Muslims in the UK". They accused the Government of failing to produce a convincing case for undermining habeas corpus

Leading cultural figures attack folly of 42-day detention limit - The Independent

Beijing Olympics - the Dissident Run

the Beijing Olympics - the Dissident Run For Your Life 100 Yard Das

The SubRealism Manifesto

United Nations Propaganda Comic Book Designed to Brainwash Kids

“Marvel Comics and the United Nations are teaming up to create comic books to show superheroes working with the agency to rid the world of conflict and disease,” reports United Press International. “The United Nations and Marvel Comics are working together to develop a comic book set in a fictional war-torn country with superheroes working alongside UNICEF aid workers and U.N peacekeepers.”

No mention of the “war-torn country” this will be based upon, but allow me to offer and example: Yugoslavia. In this example, the United States secretly supported a terrorist group, the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army, and filled their ranks with “al-Qaeda fighters,” delivered by NATO with a bit of help from Germany’s BND.

As engineered, this project helped fuel Yugoslavia’s social and ethnic divisions and create a situation rife for a “peacekeeping” operation. It also helped to have the IMF and bankers working on the destruction of the Yugoslavian economy, ushering in third worldization and blueprinted misery.

Slobodan Milosevic, like Saddam Hussein after him, became a “new Hitler,” with plenty of help from a script-reading corporate media accusing him of directing his army to rape between 25,000 to 100,000 Muslim women.

At the behest of the United Nations and its puppet master, the United States, NATO, in direct violation of its charter, bombed Yugoslavia. “Yugoslavia attacked no NATO member,” writes Michael Parenti. “U.S. leaders discarded international law and diplomacy,” although of course “U.S. diplomacy is something else, as evidenced in its dealings with Vietnam, Nicaragua, Panama, Iraq” and other “rogue nations.”

TruthNews.us » United Nations Propaganda Comic Book Designed to Brainwash Kids

30 Mar 2008

Obama Speech: 'A More Perfect Union'

Impressive speech.. (March 18 2008, Philadelphia, PA)

Who Is the Iraqi Army?

Who is the Iraqi Army? That seems like a strange question. What do I mean?

The Bush administration claims the Iraqi Army is a unified force of Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds who fight together for the centralized government of Iraq. That's complete nonsense.

In fact, the different divisions of the army are segregated by sect. The so-called Iraqi Army fighting in the south right now is mainly the Badr Corps. This is a rival Shiite militia to Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army.

The Badr Corps is connected to the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council. Don't get freaked out, they're theoretically the good guys. Well, at least they are the largest political party in Iraq and the ones we are supporting. Here's the problem -- they're not the good guys at all. They ran death squads and torture chambers out of the Interior Ministry throughout the period of ethnic cleansing in Iraq.

And get this, out of all the parties in Iraq, the one most closely linked to Iran is -- the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council and their militia partners in the Badr Corps.

Who Is the Iraqi Army? | War on Iraq | AlterNet

Also see: "Iraqi army forces defect to Moqtada al-Sadr"

A number of soldiers have simply deserted, others have handed their weapons to the opposition or even changed sides.

The backbone of the force squaring up against the militants has been the three brigades sent from Baghdad, and local men such as Lt Abbas - whose motivation is not entirely selfless. He was a member of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, a rival Basra militia that will be only too happy to see its Mehdi Army rivals vanquished. Telegraph.co.uk

More about the New Iraqi Army on Global Security.org

Chavez 'stifles Venezuelan media terrorism'

Private media companies from across the Americas have accused Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez of stifling press freedom in his country.

Delegates at a meeting of the Inter- American Press Association in Caracas said Mr Chavez was using intimidation to curb criticism of his government. They cited his threats to close down one of Venezuela's TV channels. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan government is holding a series of events in Caracas to counter "media terrorism".

Executives at the Iapa meeting, which represents more than 1,000 publications, accused President Chavez of attacking and intimidating media outlets in Venezuela.

Several hundred people took part in the pro-Chavez rally. They cited Mr Chavez's threats to shut down Globovision - one of two Venezuelan TV channels that remain critical of the government.

"Chavez's government denies media outlets that are not subordinate to his hegemony access to public information", David Natera, publisher of Venezuela's Correo del Caroni newspaper, was quoted as saying by the Associated Press news agency.

BBC NEWS - Chavez 'stifles Venezuelan media'

29 Mar 2008

The Hollow Earth

Michael Tsarion explains..

Some reactions to "Fitna"

"We are not interested in condemning this or condemning that, but we are interested in letting you know that Islaam will dominate all of Europe, including your hometown, and the Jizyah will be established upon your Country, leaving all of the disbelievers in humiliation until they come to Islaam. Let us remind that there are thousands of Muslims living near you; so always expect the unexpected.

By Allah, the only thing that we will tear is your heart, the heart of democracy, and the heart of those who fight the Muslims. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) promises dominance, and so we too promise dominance. And how will you be O Geert, when Prophet Jesus returns to earth from the heavens and destroys Christianity and wages Jihaad against the world successfully?

That time is coming very soon."

The Ignored Puzzle Pieces of Knowledge » Congratulations Geert. Your “fitna” movie has created more Mujaahideen amongst the Muslims

German retail chain accused of using Stasi tactics to spy on staff

Germany's cut-price supermarket chain Lidl was accused yesterday of using Stasi methods to spy on its staff and collect intimate details about their personal lives, including their relationships, bank accounts and the frequency of their lavatory breaks.

The allegations were published in Stern magazine, which said it had obtained hundreds of pages of surveillance reports compiled on Lidl staff in Germany and the Czech Republic by private detectives contracted to spy on employees.

Stern said the information was collected with miniature cameras that were set up in stores with the excuse that they were needed to deter shoplifters. The magazine said the style of the surveillance was almost identical to that used by the former East Germany's notorious Stasi secret police. One excerpt read: "Wednesday 14.05. Mrs M, wants to make a mobile phone call during her break, but she receives a message telling her that she has only got 85 cents left on her prepaid phone account. She finally manages to get in touch with a girlfriend with whom she would like to cook supper, but she insists that her pay must have reached her bank account by then otherwise she won't have any shopping money."

German retail chain accused of using Stasi tactics to spy on staff - The Independent

Stern: Der Lidl-Skandal

Brzezinksi: the Bilderberg group indulges in "drinking the blood of the poor"

About a dozen members of We Are Change confronted Zbigniew Brzezinksi, former National Security Advisor under Carter, with questions about the secretive Bilderberg group, the consequences of setting up the Mujahideen and other questions which were largely ridiculed and rejected by Brzezinski as the queries of ‘conspiracy theorists.’

Luke Rudkowski previously confronted Brzezinski in an encounter that ended with him being ejected from the building for asking a pointed question.

Brzezinksi even commented sarcastically that the Bilderberg group indulges in "drinking the blood of the poor"– a comment which may illustrate the underlying disconnect between elites who wield extremely concentrated power and the effect of their policies on the remainder of the world, who largely have no power to control factors that affect them.

Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

28 Mar 2008

New evidence suggests second shooter killed RFK

Forty years after Democratic rising star Robert F. Kennedy was killed at a Los Angeles hotel during his presidential run, new evidence suggests the man serving a life sentence for his murder did not fire the shots that killed the charismatic senator.

Forensic scientists met at a conference in Connecticut this week to discuss their independent findings that cast serious doubt on the Kennedy assassination. Sirhan Sirhan is serving a life sentence in Kennedy's death, but the conference presenters argue he could not have fired the fatal shot that killed Kennedy.

One investigator, Dr. Robert Joling, has studied the Kennedy assassination for nearly four decades. He determined the fatal shot came from behind Kennedy, while Sirhan was four to six feet in front of the senator and never got close enough to shoot him from behind, an NBC affiliate reports.

Van Praag's analysis led him to conclude that a second gun that was fired matched a type owned by one of the security guards in Kennedy's entourage. This video is from MSNBC News Live, broadcast March 26, 2008.

 

The Raw Story | New evidence suggests second shooter killed RFK

Klan's new message of cyber-hate

The Klan, once the most feared racist group in America, still has a small yet active membership throughout the American south and mid-west - estimates put national figures at 6000 to 8000 Klansmen.

Robb credits the internet, as well as the "average American's" concern about illegal immigration, for the sustained interest in the Klan.

"A young father who is worried about the flood of immigrants into the US can go to his computer and find us," Robb says. "We are right there for him - www.kkk.com."

The second time we speak, Robb begins by explaining some common Klan terminology and traditions. "Firstly, it's not called burning the cross, it's called lighting the cross," Robb says.

"And it's not necessarily just a symbol of the Klan - it shows the power of Jesus Christ."

Robb explains that what became widely popularised as a symbol of Klan terror is not restricted to the lawns of the Klan's enemies.

"If you visit a local Methodist church here [in the South], or even a Presbyterian church, you'll see representations of crosses with flames at the base. The firing of the cross is a Christian ideal."

Read more in the NZ Herald

27 Mar 2008

US cops beat the shit out of Tibetans

US, China, it's all the same....

More info about what is NOW going on in Tibet, please read the blog by a Canadian tourist in Lhasa:
kadfly.blogspot.com

Fitna the Movie: Geert Wilders' film about the Quran

Dutch politician trying to stir up tensions between Muslims and others in the Netherlands by producing this strange film. Dutch television won't broadcast it, but keep on talking about it. THIS IS NOT THE VIEW OF MOST PEOPLE IN THE NETHERLANDS... as our Prime-Minister told the world (in fear of terror attacks)

LiveLeak.com - Fitna the Movie: Geert Wilders' film about the Quran (English) is removed, but you can still see it on Google Video or You Tube

More on Al Jazeera - Fox News - BBC

UN rejects water as basic human right

The Canadian Harper government can declare victory after a United Nations meeting rejected calls for water to be recognized as a basic human right.

Instead, a special resolution proposed by Germany and Spain at the UN human rights council was stripped of references that recognized access to water as a human right. The countries also chose to scrap the idea of creating an international watchdog to investigate the issue, choosing instead to appoint a new consultant that would make recommendations over the next three years.

Federal officials in Canada said last week that the government wanted to ensure the meeting's outcome reflected the fact that access to water is not formally recognized as a human right in international law. But a social advocacy group said that the position was designed to protect the right to sell water under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

UN rejects water as basic human right - Canada.com

Also see The Right to Water

26 Mar 2008

An Inconvenient Truth

 

For who has not seen this award-winning convenient lie.

The Reptilian Truth of the New World Order

The strange connections between the New World order and reptilians. "I like this vid, but it is ridiculous. I think ideas like reptilian men roaming among us take away from real ideas" (comment on YouTube)

Us Admits Suez Canal Killing

An Egyptian citizen was killed when a US navy-contracted ship fired warning shots at approaching motor boats in the Suez Canal, a statement from the US embassy in Cairo has said.

The individual died on Monday after the Global Patriot opened fire on the boats after issuing verbal warnings for them to alter their course, the statement said.

"It appears that an Egyptian in the boat was killed by one of the warning shots," the embassy statement said on Wednesday.

The embassy and the US navy said that there were no casualties on board the Global Patriot according to the security team aboard the ship.

Al Jazeera English - News - Us Admits Suez Canal Killing

Cracking up: the ice shelf as big as Northern Ireland

It is one of the biggest in Antarctica and, for the past century, the massive Wilkins ice shelf appeared to have escaped the ravages of global warming. But now, enormous cracks have appeared in this floating ice platform the size of Northern Ireland. Scientists say it is breaking apart at an unprecedented rate after warmer temperatures weakened it.

A thin strip of ice is all that now prevents the Wilkins shelf from disintegrating and breaking away from the landmass of the Antarctic peninsula, scientists said yesterday. The peninsula is the fastest-warming region in the Antarctic and has seen some of the largest temperature rises on earth – 0.5C per decade – which is why the Wilkins ice shelf is on the verge of disappearing completely, said one of the scientists.

Observers at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) in Cambridge and the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado said they were astonished to discover just how fast the ice shelf was breaking apart since the first cracks were seen in February.

Cracking up: the ice shelf as big as Northern Ireland - Climate Change, Environment - Independent.co.uk

25 Mar 2008

Shock You Into Submission

Here’s the Lamperd video on YouTube - you must watch it. Here’s the patent for this device. The patent actually reads this:

Upon activation of the electric shock device, through receipt of an activating signal from the selectively operable remote control means, the passenger wearing that particular bracelet receives the disabling electrical shock from the electric shock device. Accordingly, the passenger becomes incapacitated for a few seconds or perhaps a few minutes, during which time the passenger can be fully subdued and handcuffed, if necessary. Depending on the type of transmission medium used to send the activating signal, other passengers may also become temporarily incapacitated, which is undesirable and unfortunate, but may be unavoidable.

Lamperd even posts a series of letters on its website showing interest in the product for use "outside of airport security," which, of course, is the real reason for the product. Why it can be used for border control to subdue illegal aliens or by local law enforcement agencies to control the "criminal element!"

Via Black Listed News: Will the Militarized Police State Shock You Into Submission?

Spoofing Tom Cruise!

OMG! Superhero Movie spoofing Tom Cruise Scientology clip. Tom Cruise look-a-like is more hilarious than Jerry O'Connell's spoof of Tom Cruise! Movie Website

24 Mar 2008

Olympic flame protest:"Shame on China"

The Olympic torch has been lit at a ceremony in Greece that was briefly disrupted by pro-Tibet activists.

Protesters from media rights group Reporters Without Borders broke through the cordon of 1,000 police officers in Olympia as China's envoy spoke.

A protester broke through security and attempted to display a flag while China's representative spoke - 24/03/2008Activists had vowed to protest over the violence in and around Tibet.

The torch will now be carried around Greece before being sent to China to start a journey through 20 countries, returning to Beijing on 8 August.

The route includes the torch being taken to the top of Mount Everest and through Tibet

BBC News

We're all doomed! 40 years from global catastrophe

According to the climate change scientist James Lovelock, this is the beginning of the end of a peaceful phase in evolution.

By 2040, the world population of more than six billion will have been culled by floods, drought and famine.

The people of Southern Europe, as well as South-East Asia, will be fighting their way into countries such as Canada, Australia and Britain.

We will, he says, have to set up encampments in this country, like those established for the hundreds of thousands of refugees displaced by the conflict in East Africa.

Lovelock believes the subsequent ethnic tensions could lead to civil war.

Crackpot or visionary, the fact is that more and more people are paying attention to Lovelock, and that he, himself, supports the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the influential group who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with former American vice president Al Gore for their campaigns on global warming.

Lovelock also says that Margaret Thatcher and the Queen are "sympathetic" to his views.

We're all doomed! 40 years from global catastrophe - and there's NOTHING we can do about it, says climate change expert | the Daily Mail

END OF NATIONS - EU Takeover & the Lisbon Treaty

WATCH IT! A Must See for Europeans!
We set out to make a video about the pros and cons of the Lisbon Treaty and found out to our horror the lies, manipulations and deceit behind the EU. From MEPs, legal experts and EU researches the true nature of the EU unfolded, how it really operates from behind closed doors and away from prying eyes. We discovered the massive power grab away from citizens and nations to the elites that is being proposed in this treaty. Most shocking of all was how our elected representatives are willingly handing us over to this emerging Totalitarian Superstate by deception , propaganda and outright lies.

Wise Up Journal

Take a Holiday in DPRK

Pyongyang, DPRK 

Welcome to North Korea 1 on 1, your resource for thoughtful insights into the who, what, where, when and why of purposeful and memorable individual and small group travel to North Korea (or as it is correctly called, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, the DPRK).

Welcome To NorthKorea1on1.com, but first see this Google Tech Talk:

Take special attention to the fact that Chinese are sending North-Korean refugees back... (around 30 min. into the clip)

23 Mar 2008

Moscow shaken by killing of television journalist

 A Russian television journalist has been found dead in his flat in Moscow only hours after posting a blog entry on his website in which he joked that he had become a dissident.

Ilyas Shurpayev had reported from all the most dangerous parts of Russia, including Chechnya and his native Dagestan, but he was killed in his own apartment in the Russian capital. Police said he had been strangled to death; he was found with a belt around his neck and multiple knife wounds.

www.shurpayev.livejournal.com (now offline) posted 20 March at 3.49pm Moscow time.

'Hello, Sakharov – I'm a dissident! Well, I made it! Now I'm a dissident! Don't know whether to laugh or cry. I already wrote here that at a Dagestani newspaper there's a battle going on between the journalists and the founders. But all of this is far too serious and I don't really understand it. Here's what blows me away. The founders produced a list of people who it's forbidden to publish in the paper. You can't refer to them or even ... sorry, speak to them inside the walls of the editorial office. And there I am, right in the front row! At the top of the list!

I have never taken part in the political life of the republic [Dagestan] or even of my region, because I'm lazy ... Maybe I should do a "suitcases, train-station, off-to-Israel" turn so as not to become a second Khodorkovsky! Anyway. Matilda! Knit me some woollen socks. Just in case. My size is 43 and a half.'

Moscow shaken by killing of television journalist - Independent.co.uk

"Journalist of state-run TV channel brutally murdered in Moscow" PRAVDA.Ru

22 Mar 2008

About Fitna The Movie

Very rarely has a film sparked off as much pre-release controversy as Dutch MP Geert Wilder’s ‘Fitna,the movie’. Even without knowing what’s in it, 'Fitna’ has got the world asking questions. Questions about the man who made it and his motives, about the country he lives in where his film is allowed. Questions about that country’s government – which issues warnings about the film but does nothing to stop it. And questions about the position of Muslims in The Netherlands. The central character in this film is also struggling with these questions, and decides to travel to The Netherlands in search of answers.

Geert Wilders dossier

About Fitna The Movie - brought to you by Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Fitna, the Movie.com has been pulled by the provider: "This site has been suspended while Network Solutions is investigating whether the site's content is in violation of the Network Solutions Acceptable Use Policy. Network Solutions has received a number of complaints regarding this site that are under investigation."

Richard Dawkins' jaw-dropping talk on our bizarre universe

 

Richard Dawkins is Oxford University's "Professor for the Public Understanding of Science." Author of the landmark 1976 book, The Selfish Gene, he's a brilliant (and trenchant) evangelist for Darwin's ideas. In this talk, titled, "Queerer Than We Suppose: The strangeness of science," he suggests that the true nature of the universe eludes us, because the human mind evolved only to understand the "middle-sized" world we can observe. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 22:42, sorry for the BMW add)

Britain and France to take nuclear power to the world

Britain and France are to sign a deal to construct a new generation of nuclear power stations and export the technology around the world in an effort to combat climate change.

The pact is to be announced at the "Arsenal summit" next week when prime ministers Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy will meet at the Emirates stadium in north London.

Brown hopes the partnership will create a skilled British labour force who would then work in partnership with France to sell nuclear power stations to other countries over the next 15 years.

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The Anglo-French plan will be controversial among those who believe that nuclear power is too dangerous and dirty, and that governments should place more emphasis on renewable sources of power as part of an international effort to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2050.

Britain and France to take nuclear power to the world | Environment | The Guardian

Intelligence Was 'Dishonest, Unprofessional and Irresponsible'

David Kay was charged by the Bush administration with finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq after the invasion. Instead of finding weapons, though, he found what he told SPIEGEL was 'the biggest intelligence fiasco of my lifetime.'

SPIEGEL: As head of the Iraq Survey Group, you led the effort to follow up on the claims made by 'Curveball,' the asylum seeker from Iraq who told German intelligence that Saddam Hussein was building mobile biological weapons laboratories. Do you remember the first time you began to doubt his story?

Kay: The real shock was that the CIA had never spoken to him directly. To this day, I still don’t understand. How can you hang the most dramatic part of a case for war on an individual no American agent has ever directly debriefed? I realized right away, we needed to follow up in Baghdad on whatever leads we had concerning 'Curveball.'

Chemical weapons, or false alarm? SCUD missiles fired from Iraq hit Kuwait on March 20th, 2003, sending US troops into bomb shelters wearing full protective gear.

SPIEGEL Interview with Iraq WMD Sleuth David Kay: German Intelligence Was 'Dishonest, Unprofessional and Irresponsible' - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News

21 Mar 2008

The Population Bomb

In 1968, Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich wrote a well publicized book entitled The Population Bomb. Ehrlich predicted widespread famine and disaster unless population growth was reduced to zero in America and throughout the world by compulsory methods if necessary.
Ehrlich is a Professor of Biology at Stanford University specializing in population biology. He has written many books and scientific papers related to overpopulation and has been well rewarded for his efforts in both the academic and environmental spheres.

The first article examines Paul Ehrlich's ideas regarding the need to reduce the American population including the use of sterilants in the water and food supply with an antidote carefully rationed by the government. The next article in this series examines Ehrlich's desires for the rest of the planet, especially the third world. It also looks at the issue of "optimum" world population size and who should get to decide what that optimum level will be. The third part in this series discusses the need for altering religion, sex education and the role of women in society. Part four examines in some detail the different organizations, foundations and individuals involved in population control. Finally, I compare the arguments for "population explosion" with that of "global warming" by directly comparing The Population Bomb (1968) to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth (2006).

Read the full story here: "The Population Bomb Part 1: How to Control the AMERICAN Population" by Paul Ehrlich

Knowledge Driven Revolution.com

19 Mar 2008

Esoteric Agenda

There is an Esoteric Agenda behind every facet of life that was once believed to be disconnected. There is an Elite faction guiding most every Political, Economic, Social, Corporate, some Non-Governmental or even Anti-Establishment Organizations. This film uses the hard work and research of professionals in every field helping to expose this agenda put the future of this planet back into the hands of the people.

18 Mar 2008

Bishop accuses gays of 'conspiracy' against the Catholic Church

Bishop Joseph Devine

A Catholic bishop has accused the gay community of leading a “conspiracy” against Christianity by allying itself with Holocaust survivors.

The Bishop of Motherwell, Joseph Devine, says a “homosexual lobby” has aligned itself with minority groups, including Holocaust survivors, to gain persecuted status.

He said there was a “huge and well orchestrated conspiracy” taking place in the “gay movement”, which the Catholic Church neglected “at our peril”.

The bishop, who has previously spoken out against the Labour government’s support for civil partnerships, said the “lobby” was “ever present” at services for Holocaust Memorial Day. “The impression is that they have been equally persecuted,” he said.

Bishop accuses gays of 'conspiracy' against the Catholic Church -Times Online

The Virus Of Faith

Richard Dawkins, see RichardDawkins.net for more information

Financial Meltdown A “Gigantic Fraud”

Dollars niet meer welkomA leading economic journalist has described the current financial crisis as a "gigantic fraud", the fallout of a deliberate and preconceived profit agenda to enslave the middle classes in a debt bubble.

The economics editor of the London Guardian, Larry Elliott, has hit out at the global financial elite in a refreshing piece that marks a rare shift away from the establishment hackery we are used to from the corporate media.

In an article titled America was conned - who will pay? Elliot writes:

Indeed, it is somewhat surprising that there is not already rioting in the streets, given the gigantic fraud perpetrated by the financial elite at the expense of ordinary Americans.

[…]

Business, of course, needs consumers to carry on spending in order to make money, so a way had to be found to persuade households to do their patriotic duty. The method chosen was simple. Whip up a colossal housing bubble, convince consumers that it makes sense to borrow money against the rising value of their homes to supplement their meagre real wage growth and watch the profits roll in.

Guardian / Infowars -Steve Watson

Tibetan prisoners are paraded on trucks as China tightens its grip

Dozens of Tibetan prisoners were paraded on military trucks in Lhasa yesterday, with their heads bent and wrists handcuffed behind their backs, as soldiers from China’s People’s Liberation Army tightened their grip on the Tibetan capital.

 A boy being taken by force along a street in the Tibetan capital Lhasa

As a midnight deadline approached for rioters to surrender, soldiers carried out house-to-house searches. Some of those suspected of taking part in the mayhem last Friday, when Tibetan anger at Chinese rule erupted into racial hatred with stabbing and beating of ethnic Han Chinese and the burning of shops, banks and businesses, had already been detained.

Four open army trucks carrying about 40 people, mostly young Tibetan men and women, drove in a slow convoy along main roads, witnesses said. Loudspeakers on the trucks broadcast calls to anyone who had taken part in the riots to turn themselves in. Those who gave themselves up might be treated leniently, the rest would face severe punishment, the broadcasts said.

Tibetan prisoners are paraded on trucks as China tightens its grip - Times Online

16 Mar 2008

Four FBI agents hurt in Pakistan bombing

Four of the 12 people wounded in the weekend bombing of an Islamabad restaurant are U.S. FBI agents, a high-ranking federal source told CNN on Sunday. The attack occurred Saturday when a bomb was hurled over a wall surrounding the Luna Caprese restaurant, an outdoor cafe frequented by Westerners, journalists and diplomats.

In addition to wounding the agents, the explosion killed a Turkish woman and wounded a fifth American, three Pakistanis, a person from the United Kingdom and someone from Japan, authorities said.

None of the agents were critically hurt in the blast, which occurred at 8:45 p.m. local time. The agents' wounds included deep lacerations, concussions and fractures, the source said. The four, who were eating dinner together at the time of the attack, were not believed to have been targeted, the source added. An air ambulance took the agents to a hospital.

Government officials have not said who they believe is responsible for Saturday's attack, but they suspect al Qaeda and Taliban-linked militants from Pakistan's tribal region, who have carried out similar attacks in the past.

An FBI spokesman in Washington had no comment, but National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe told CNN that President Bush "appreciates the hard and dangerous work that U.S. officials engage in around the world, and our thoughts are with them and their families as they recover from this attack."

Four FBI agents hurt in Pakistan bombing, source says - CNN.com

Tibet The Story Of A Tragedy

Children as young as FIVE should be put on DNA list, says forensics expert

Children as young as five should be put on a DNA database if they behave badly, according to Britain's senior police forensics expert.

Gary Pugh, director of forensic sciences at Scotland Yard, said that if primary school children behaved in a way that indicated they could become criminals in later life, they could be put on the database.

Mr Pugh, who is also the new DNA spokes for the Association of Chief Police Officers, said a debate should be started on how far the country should go to identify potential offenders.

Children as young as FIVE should be put on DNA list, says forensics expert | the Daily Mail

The Muslim Jesus

This ITV documentary - narrated by Melvyn Bragg - portrays Jesus as Muslims see him. More info here

China clamps down on unrest as riots spread across Tibet

80 deaths reported in the capital, Lhasa, during major anti-Chinese protests. Buddhist monks take leading role in pro-independence demonstrations.

Near a bridge in the centre of Xiahe, where the Labrang monastery is located, a shaven-headed young monk cautiously approached, looking all the time to see if he was in the eyeline of the unmarked police car at the bottom of the street.

"Four people were shot dead by the police," said the monk, crossing his arms across his heart and rolling his eyes back. "There was lots of trouble yesterday, and I'm going back there right now. I have to go."

China clamps down on unrest as riots spread across Tibet - Independent.co.uk

Public Security Bureau officers seen at the Jokhang Square in Lhasa on March 10, photographed by tourists.(Photo: http://steve.ulrike.stivi.be/english/list.php?LijstNr=2&Item=55)

Local authorities pledged a harsh crackdown, risking China's attempt to shine as host of the 2008 Olympic Games in August. After days of silence about the escalating protests in Lhasa, the state-controlled media launched extensive coverage. Chinese television broadcast videos of the riots and identified protesters as violent saboteurs. Local officials offered rewards for informers and warned residents that anyone caught with a protester in their home would be punished.

The violence not only muddied China's 'one world, one dream' Olympics image, but also overshadowed what China had hoped to be the big news of the day -- President Hu Jintao's official reelection as president and the ascension of his likely successor, Xi Jinping, who was named vice president by the Communist Party-controlled legislature.

International Campaign for Tibet: Chinese Officials Call for Tibetan Protesters to Surrender

15 Mar 2008

Frozen Grand Central

German Scientist Exposes Chemtrails As Military Operations

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A TV news report from Germany confirmed that the German Military is manipulating the climate in Germany. As a result scientists have filed a lawsuit against the government for climate manipulation.
The video concludes, "We can state with a 97% certainty that we have on our hands chemical trails (chemtrails) comprised by fine dust containing polymers and metals, used to disrupt radar signals."
The purpose of chemtrails, which are well documented over the United State and other parts of the world, according to researchers, is to manipulate the weather. Karsten Brandt, German meteorologist states, "The Federal Army is Manipulating the Meteorological maps."
The disruption of radar signals is the main purpose theorizes Mr. Brandt in the interview. "I was surprised that this artificial cloud was so wide-spread. The radar images are stunning considering the needed tons of dispersed elements - although, the federal army claims that only small amounts of material were propagated. The military heads claim that the substances used are not harmful."

German Scientist Exposes Chemtrails As Military Operations

Dozens Reported Killed In Tibetan Protests

Protests led by Buddhist monks enter their third day, in the biggest show of defiance in Tibet for more than 20 years.

Cars and shops have been set ablaze in the Tibetan capital Lhasa amid demands for independence from China.
Reports say Chinese police have fired on protestors, leaving at least two people dead.
One witness said around 400 demonstrators had been confronted by a thousand riot police as they threw rocks and set fire to cars and buses.
The Dalai Lama has denied Chinese allegations that he had masterminded the unrest. Channel 4 news

China locked down the Tibetan capital Saturday after the largest and most violent protests against its rule in the region in nearly two decades.
At least 10 people were killed when demonstrators rampaged through Lhasa, dashing Beijing's plans for a smooth run-up to August's Olympics.
Also Saturday, police broke up sympathy protests in China's western province of Gansu, as well as in Australia, India and Nepal.
Streets in Lhasa were mostly empty Saturday as a curfew remained in place. Eyewitnesses described baton-wielding police patrolling streets as fires from Friday's violence smoldered. Reports of deaths and arrests were varied and could not be independently confirmed. CBS

US State Department: Anti-Zionism is the New Anti-Semitism

New forms of anti-Semitism are emerging around the world, promoting prejudice against Jews by attacking Israeli policy and Zionism, the philosophic underpinning of a Jewish state, the State Department reported Thursday.

Unremitting criticism of Israel is mounting, the report said, and Israeli policy is sometimes likened to the Nazis. At the same time, the report to Congress said, there is a failure to pay attention to regimes guilty of grave violations.

This has the effect of reinforcing the notion that the Jewish state is one of the greatest sources of abuse of the rights of others "and thus, unintentionally or not, encourages anti-Semitism," the report said.

While Israel's policies and practices must be subject to criticism and scrutiny to the same degree as other countries', "those criticizing Israel have a responsibility to consider the effect their actions may have in promoting hatred of Jews," the report said.

FOXNews.com - State Department: Anti-Zionism is the New Anti-Semitism - Politics

14 Mar 2008

Tibetan Protests Turn Violent

Several shops and police cars have been set on fire in the centre of Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, after hundreds of people join protests led by Buddhist monks against Chinese rule, official media and witnesses say.

"Shops were set on fire in violence in downtown Lhasa on Friday afternoon," the Xinhua news agency reported.

A Tibetan woman at the scene said monks set police cars on fire after a demonstration near a small temple in Lhasa was stopped by police.

"The monks are still protesting. Police and army cars were burned. There are people crying," she said.

"Hundreds of people, including monks and civilians, are in the protest." Al Jazeera English - Tibetan Protests Turn Violent

An eyewitness told the BBC there was a thick pall of smoke hanging over the city.

Another eyewitness said security forces and monks had clashed on Wednesday and several monks were beaten.

He said about 300 monks had tried to leave the Sera monastery to protest but security forces brandishing clubs stopped them and at least one monk was beaten to the ground.  BBC

The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet's Buddhists, urged China not to use violence to quell the protests, which he called "a manifestation of the deep-rooted resentment of the Tibetan people under the present governance".

"I therefore appeal to the Chinese leadership to stop using force and address the long-simmering resentment of the Tibetan people through dialogue with the Tibetan people," he said in a statement.

The EU and the White House also issued statements urging China to show restraint. The Guardian

McCain advisor: Destroy Islam

Televangelist Rod Parsley, a key McCain ally in Ohio and his spiritual adviser, has called for eradicating Islam as a 'false religion'.
Senator John McCain hailed Parsley, as the Ohio megachurch pastor called upon Christians to wage a "war" against Islam to destroy it.
On February 26, McCain appeared at a campaign rally in Cincinnati with Reverend Rod Parsley of the World Harvest Church of Columbus. During the rally McCain called the evangelical minister a "spiritual guide."
The leader of a 12,000-member congregation, Parsley has written several books outlining his fundamentalist religious outlook.
Parsley in his book "The 2005 Silent No More" in a chapter titled "Islam: The Deception of Allah," warns there is a "war between Islam and Christian civilization."
He also calls Islam an "anti-Christ religion", urging the US to launch a new crusade to eradicate Islam.

Press TV - McCain advisor: Destroy Islam

13 Mar 2008

Gnome sighting in Argentina

A town in South America is living in fear after several sightings of a 'creepy gnome' that locals claim stalks the streets at night.

The midget - which wears a pointy hat and has a distinctive sideways walk - was caught on video last week by a terrified group of youngsters. The Sun

Kidnapped Iraq archbishop's body found

Paulos Faraj Rahho, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop who was kidnapped in Iraq last month, has been found dead, church officials in Rome and Baghdad said today.

It was not clear if he died as a result of his precarious health or if he was killed, they added.

The Vatican said Pope Benedict was immediately informed and was "profoundly moved and saddened" by the news.

"Archbishop Rahho is dead. We found his lifeless body near Mosul. The kidnappers had buried him," Bishop Shlemon Warduni of Baghdad was quoted as telling SIR, the news agency of the Italian Bishops Conference.

Chaldean.jpgIt quoted Warduni as saying the kidnappers had told Iraqi church officials yesterday that Rahho was very ill and, later yesterday, that he was dead.

The Chaldean patriarch of Baghdad, Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly, confirmed the news. "Yes he died," he told Reuters in Baghdad.

Rahho was seized on 29 February after gunmen attacked his car in eastern Mosul, 240 miles north of Baghdad, killing his driver and two guards.

Kidnapped Iraq archbishop's body found - Middle East, World - Independent.co.uk

Also see The Chaldean Voice

MTV Warns of Looming Police State

The National Expositor - MTV Warns Viewers of Looming Police State, One more below...

12 Mar 2008

US drops China from list of top human rights abusers

The US dropped China from its list of the world's worst human rights violaters, but added Syria, Uzbekistan and Sudan to the alleged offenders in an annual report released Tuesday.

The State Department's 2007 Human Rights Report showed China, which has raised hopes it will improve human rights by hosting the 2008 Olympics, had parted company with countries like North Korea, Myanmar and Iran.

No reason was given for removing China -- which has been a key partner in talks with Washington to denuclearize North Korea -- from the list but the new report said China's "overall human rights record remained poor" in 2007.

Raw Story / AFP - US drops China from list of top human rights abusers

See Human Rights Watch for real information about China's Human Rights Abuses

11 Mar 2008

UK Schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the Queen

Britain is considering having schoolchildren pledge allegiance to Queen Elizabeth just as Americans pledge allegiance to the U.S. flag.

A pledge to the monarch, which would be given at a “coming of age” ceremony when children graduate, is part of a series of proposals delivered to Prime Minister Gordon Brown Tuesday in an effort to instill a greater sense of citizenship.

Also proposed: a new public holiday to celebrate “Britishness” that would be similar to Australia Day, which Australians celebrate every Jan. 26 to reflect national pride.

The proposals were made by Lord Peter Goldsmith, a former British attorney general. Brown asked Goldsmith last year to review aspects of British citizenship and the rights and responsibilities that accompany it.

Brown sought the review at a time when Britons have been increasingly concerned about an influx of immigrants, questioned whether its policy of multiculturalism was creating separate enclaves within British society and shocked that so-called “homegrown terrorists” were involved in attacks like the July 7, 2005 London transit bombing that killed 52 passengers

USA Today

10 Mar 2008

Fear sells the Hillary-brand

Olympics clean-up Chinese style: Inside Beijing's shocking death camp for cats

Thousands of pet cats in Beijing are being abandoned by their owners and sent to die in secretive government pounds as China mounts an aggressive drive to clean up the capital in preparation for the Olympic Games.

Hundreds of cats a day are being rounded and crammed into cages so small they cannot even turn around.

Then they are trucked to what animal welfare groups describe as death camps on the edges of the city.

The cull comes in the wake of a government campaign warning of the diseases cats carry and ordering residents to help clear the streets of them.

cat prison

Olympics clean-up Chinese style: Inside Beijing's shocking death camp for cats | the Daily Mail

British athletes are forced to sign no criticism contracts

British Olympic chiefs are to force athletes to sign a contract promising not to speak out about China's appalling human rights record – or face being banned from travelling to Beijing.

The move – which raises the spectre of the order given to the England football team to give a Nazi salute in Berlin in 1938 – immediately provoked a storm of protest.

The controversial clause has been inserted into athletes' contracts for the first time and forbids them from making any political comment about countries staging the Olympic Games.

It is contained in a 32-page document that will be presented to all those who reach the qualifying standard and are chosen for the team.

From the moment they sign up, the competitors – likely to include the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips and world record holder Paula Radcliffe – will be effectively gagged from commenting on China's politics, human rights abuses or illegal occupation of Tibet.

England Nazi salute Berlin 1938 Olympics

Past shame: The England team give Nazi salutes at the 1938 Berlin Olympics, a memory which critics do not want to see recalled in China

Britain kow tows to China as athletes are forced to sign no criticism contracts | the Daily Mail

South African Police raid university bar

CCTV,March 08/08...Stellenbosch,South Africa,police raid a bar of the university of Stellenbosch looking for some "political activists"....apart from being pushed around you can see towards the end an officer borrow another officers pepper spray and spay some students who are already laying on the floor.

LiveLeak.com - Police Raid in South Africa....police raid university bar.

The Lost Tribe

The Hmong hill tribe in Laos was recruited in 1961 by the CIA, to fight a "Secret War" against the Communists of North Vietnam. Their job was to try to block the Vietcong's supply route.

Known as the "Ho Chi Minh trail", it ran through Laos, along the border with Vietnam. More than 40,000 Hmong were killed in the fighting that followed.

When the US fled Saigon in 1975, Communists also seized control of Laos.
The Hmong, abandoned by the US, allegedly became the target of retaliation and persecution.

This marked the beginning of the mass exodus of Hmong refugees into Thailand, which eventually swelled to more than 300,000.

Hmong fighters in the jungles of Laos

Some of them were eventually resettled in the US, but many continue to languish in Thai detention camps. And at least 7,000 Hmong are still hiding in the mountains and jungles of Laos, including some former CIA fighters.

Al Jazeera English - Programmes - The Lost Tribe

9 Mar 2008

Akha People: To the Queen of Thailand - Please Return the Land

And click here to see a interview with Michu Uaiyue from the Akha people from Bpah Mah Hahn - Thailand by the award winning filmmaker Rebecca Sommer. This clip is about the story of her village and how people got killed and tortured by the Thai military.
Michu is married to American Matthew, with whom she has 5 children. They moved recently to the USA, and have a NGO to promote Akha human rights.
To find more information on the Akha, contact The Akha Heritage Foundation - http://www.akha.org

Dirty China

LiveLeak.com - Dirty China.

'No Russian thaw under Medvedev'

President Vladimir Putin has warned that relations between Russia and the West will not be any simpler under his successor Dmitry Medvedev.

"I do not think our partners will have it easier with Medvedev," Mr Putin was quoted as saying. The outgoing Russian president made the comments after talks in Moscow with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mr Medvedev, who was elected in a landslide victory earlier this month, will take over as president in May. Mr Putin was sharply critical of both Nato and Kosovo as he addressed reporters after his meeting with Mrs Merkel.

BBC NEWS | Europe | 'No Russian thaw under Medvedev'

"You get the impression that attempts are being made to set up an organisation that would substitute for the UN" Vladimir Putin speaking about Nato

Should This Video Be Banned?

This video is a small excerpt from ZEITGEIST - The Movie, which is available to watch now on Google Video and at http://www.ZeitgeistMovie.com
YOUTUBE -- PLEASE STOP CENSORING THIS VIDEO!!! I have removed chunks of this video in order to please you and yet you still remove it. Please YouTube, just allow people to watch this video, to see the obvious truth in it, and let them come to their own conclusions. YouTube, if you believe in TRUTH, MORALITY and FREEDOM OF SPEECH, then you should allow people to see this video and make up their own minds.
This is simply the most amazing documentary you'll ever see in your life. So extremely powerful and eye opening. What do Christianity, 9/11 and The Federal Reserve have in common? Well, go to the following URL, then sit back and relax with your favorite beverage, and allow your mind to be awoken from your slumber.
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Question Your Reality

After receiving over 50,000 views in a few hours and on its way to shoot to the top of the most viewed chart, You Tube brazenly pulled a popular video from their rankings system Friday in an act of wanton censorship.

“Question Your Reality,” a stirring and well put together video montage featuring talk show host Alex Jones was rocketing up the charts, already having reached number 2 most viewed on News and Politics and soaring up the general most discussed and most viewed categories.

Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

8 Mar 2008

China to crack down on pop stars

China is to impose stricter rules on foreign rock and pop stars after singer Björk caused controversy by shouting "Tibet, Tibet" at a Shanghai concert.

Her cry followed a powerful performance of her song Declare Independence.

Talk of Tibetan independence is considered taboo in China, which has ruled the territory since 1951.

China's culture ministry said the outburst "broke Chinese law and hurt Chinese people's feelings" and pledged to "further tighten controls".

"We will further tighten controls on foreign artists performing in China in order to prevent similar cases from happening in the future," the ministry said in a statement on its website.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | China to crack down on pop stars

Björk on her website: i have been asked by many for a statement after dedicating my song  "declare independence"  to both kosovo and tibet ( amongst others ) on different  occasions. 
i would like to put importance on that i am not a politician, i am first and last a musician and as such i feel my duty to try to express the whole range of human emotions. the urge for declaring independence is just one of them but an important one that we all feel at some times in our lives. this song was written more with the personal in mind but the fact that it has translated to its  broadest meaning, the struggle of a suppressed nation, gives me much pleasure . 

i would like to wish all individuals and nations good luck in their battle for independence. 
justice !
warmth , björk.
(Björk website)

7 Mar 2008

Now Iranian lesbian who fled to Britain faces deportation

An Iranian lesbian who fled to Britain after her girlfriend was arrested and sentenced to death faces being forcibly returned after losing the latest round in her battle to be granted asylum.

The case of Pegah Emambakhsh, 40, comes a day after The Independent reported on the growing public outcry over the plight of a gay Iranian teenager who fears he will be executed if he is deported to Iran.

Both cases have provoked international protests against Britain and led to calls for an immediate moratorium on the deportation of gay and lesbian asylum-seekers who fear they will be persecuted in Iran.

Now Iranian lesbian who fled to Britain faces deportation - Home News, UK - Independent.co.uk

More information about gay Iran: A gay Iranian discusses Ahmadinejad’s ‘no gays’ comment and what it’s like to live in a country that refuses to accept homosexuality

Whaling activist shot by Japanese coastguards

Japanese coastguards throw flash grenades at Sea Shepherd anti-whaling ship the Steve Irwin

Japanese coastguards throw flash grenades at Sea Shepherd anti-whaling ship the Steve Irwin. Photograph: Reuters

The leader of an anti-whaling environmental group today claimed he had been shot by Japanese coast guard officers while on his boat in the southern ocean and had only survived because he was wearing a protective vest.

Paul Watson, the marine conservation group's leader, claimed a bullet struck him above the heart and that he had video footage of the ship's doctor, David Page, removing it from his protective vest.

Two others were injured, the group, Sea Shepherd, said. One injured his hip as he tried to dodge incoming "flash grenades", and another received bruises to the back when one of the grenades exploded behind him.

"I felt this impact on my chest," Watson told Australian radio. "I found a bullet buried in the Kevlar vest that I wear. It bruised my shoulder but it would have hit my heart if I didn't have the vest."

Whaling activist claims he was shot by Japanese coastguards | guardian.co.uk

More information on Sea Shepherd Conservation Society: Operation Migaloo: Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign 2007-08