Archive for May, 2010 :

Israeli Strike on Freedom Flotilla, Part of a Broader Military Agenda
May 31st, 2010

The May 31st strike is a follow-up on “Operation Cast” initiated in late December 2008. It is meant to enforce the status of Gaza as a de facto urban prison.

Shadow Elite: Derivatives, A Horror Story
May 31st, 2010

Unaccountable operators are increasingly shaping public policy to suit their own interests, a disturbing trend J.R. Wedel examines in her book Shadow Elite.

British Government Outlines Plans To Dismantle Welfare
May 31st, 2010

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has set out plans for an assault on unemployment and invalidity benefits, as the precursor to a broader assault on welfare provision.

Israel Rejects New Drive To Ban Nukes from Mideast
May 31st, 2010

Israel, thought to be the Middle East’s only nuclear power, has rejected a new U.N. call to come clean about its secretive nuclear program, calling it a “deeply flawed and hypocritical” act.

The NSS: Not a Strategy, But Still a Good Process for National Security Officials
May 31st, 2010

Here is a great insight into the way Washington really works, from CNAS’ Richard Fontaine.

Free Speech About Science Act and Freedom of Health Speech
May 31st, 2010

A nonprofit organization has recently come up with a Congressional bill designed to stop government censorship of truthful, scientific health claims about natural foods and herbs, and restore free speech to natural health.

A Disgrace of Historic Proportions
May 30th, 2010

Virtually all of the prisoners in Gitmo are guilty of no crimes and were never suspected of any crimes. They are there only for the purpose of fueling hatred against the United States.

The Case of the Censored Scientist
May 28th, 2010

A leading Louisiana wetlands scientist was fired for speaking the truth.

Texas Texts Tilt to the Right
May 28th, 2010

While not all of the changes are bad, the State of Texas is taking a huge leap backwards by changing school text books to support to support a fascist ideology.

32 States Now Officially Bankrupt: CA, MI, NY Worst
May 28th, 2010

Courtesy of Economic Policy Journal we now know that the majority of American states are currently insolvent, and that the US Treasury has been conducting a shadow bailout of at least 32 US states.

Jamaica Violence ‘Linked To US Drug Market’
May 28th, 2010

It is a paradox that the current spate of blood-letting in Jamaica’s capital, Kingston, has been provoked by the attempt to extradite a wanted man to the United States.

NYT: U.S. Said To Order Secret Military Action
May 27th, 2010

A military directive authorizes sending Special Ops troops to friendly and hostile nations.

US Sabotages ‘Unique Opportunity’ for Peaceful Resolution with Iran
May 27th, 2010

On 17 May, Iran announced a joint declaration with Turkey and Brazil on a nuclear fuel swap deal. But less than 24 hours after, the Obama administration moved swiftly to sabotage the deal.

Gulf Oil Spill: A Tragic Accident, or Has War Been Silently Declared?
May 27th, 2010

The explosion of oil destroying our gulf coast now is at best a tragic accident, at worst an act of war.

Activists Resist Expansion of US Military Presence in the Pacific
May 27th, 2010

A number of activists opposed to US military bases were recently here in New York for the International Conference for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World.

Debate Sparks Over Video Recording Of Arrests
May 27th, 2010

Several Marylanders face felony charges for recording their arrests on camera, and others have been intimidated to shut their cameras off. That’s touched off a legal controversy.

Coca-Cola’s Murderous Record in Colombia Exposed
May 27th, 2010

Besides being a very unhealthy beverage, Coca-Cola has another dirty secret; It has been involved in a series of kidnappings involving union leaders and organizers at its Colombia bottling facilities.

Inuit Call for Arctic Offshore Oil Drilling Moratorium
May 27th, 2010

Canada’s northern peoples called for a moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling in the Canadian Arctic until safeguards are in place to avoid a spill like the one soiling the US Gulf Coast.

Arctic Countries To Have a Bigger Say in the Region
May 27th, 2010

Arctic region development was discussed at an international conference held in Copenhagen.

The European Ship Sails for Gaza
May 26th, 2010

More people are attempting to stand up to the bully Israel by trying to bring desperately needed aid to Gaza.

Recrafting Government as an Open Platform
May 26th, 2010

Technology can help make government more transparent and efficient.

Russian Town To Ban ‘Satanic’ Heavy Metal
May 25th, 2010

A Russian town famed for its crusades against swearing and easy morals is trying to ban heavy metal concerts arguing that they are “satanic” and “ideologically destructive.”

Indigenous People of Russia Battered by Hardships
May 25th, 2010

While Communism threatened indigenous peoples’ traditional activities, Russia was also “naïve” to think indigenous peoples would be able to deal with the new capitalist economy.

Canada, Denmark Ink Arctic Military Pact
May 25th, 2010

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is miffed by the quiet announcement earlier this month of a military agreement between Canada and Denmark. ITK says Canadian Forces should have consulted Inuit first.

The Decline and Fall of America
May 23rd, 2010

Using primarily news casts and historical footage, this shocking full length movie will change the way you look at our leadership within America’s government and military today.

Re-envisioning the City
May 23rd, 2010

More than half of the world’s population is urban, and cities often amplify many of the problems we face as a planet. Luckily, people are joining forces to re-imagine how we design and live in cities.

Inheritable Genetic Modification
May 23rd, 2010

If scientists can now easily alter the human DNA and make the Human Genome Project look like homework that 15th century kids did with an abacus, imagine the dystopia of terrifying consequences.

Imprisoning Children for Life
May 23rd, 2010

Life without parole (LWOP) sentences condemn children to death behind bars, prevent their rehabilitation in society, and violate international laws and norms that prohibit treating them like adults.

Whitehouse Making Oil Disaster Much Worse
May 22nd, 2010

Washington’s response to the BP oil disaster has only made matters much, much worse. It seems that Obama works for BP, not America.

House Votes To Expand National DNA Arrest Database
May 22nd, 2010

Millions of Americans arrested for but not convicted of crimes will likely have their DNA forcibly extracted and added to a national database.

17 States Now Filing Versions of Arizona’s Immigration Bill
May 22nd, 2010

One of America’s national organizations fighting against illegal immigration is announcing that 17 states are now filing versions of Arizona’s SB 1070 law or its immigration laws.

Wash. Gets $17.3M from Feds To Track Student Data
May 22nd, 2010

Thanks to a $17.3 million grant from the federal government, Washington education officials will soon be able to track students from pre-school to college and their first job.

Exposed: US Soldiers Shot Old Iraqi
May 22nd, 2010

Another video of American soldiers’ atrocities in Iraq has surged up on the internet. Only this time, they “lit” up one, defenseless, old Iraqi.

UK’s Secret Surveillance Regime ‘Does Not Breach Human Rights’
May 21st, 2010

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a claim that the UK’s Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) violates the human right to a private life, saying it is just proportionate.

Gordon Duff: Can 1% Stop The Global Criminal Syndicate?
May 21st, 2010

When a “one percenter” hears the word “patriot” or sees a flag or bible, he cringes, knowing a scoundrel is afoot. If a new world is built, it is the one percent that will do it.

West: US Told BP “It Can Do Whatever It Wants and Won’t Have Accountabilities”
May 21st, 2010

Scott West, a former top investigator at the Environmental Protection Agency, said that the US government had told BP in principle that “it can do whatever it wants and won’t even be held accountable.”

Voters’ Anger at Washington May Overpower Any Fixes
May 20th, 2010

Voters sent a clear message on Tuesday: They don’t like the way Washington works.

Haitian Farmers to Burn Monsanto Seeds
May 19th, 2010

After Monsanto dumped contaminated seeds on Haiti, farmers there have vowed to burn the seeds rather than plant them.

Opinions Mixed on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Designation
May 19th, 2010

The question of whether an oil-rich sliver of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should be designated as wilderness to protect it from development by oil companies drew differing opinions.

Yukon Demands Tougher Arctic Drilling Rules
May 18th, 2010

Politicians on both sides of the Yukon legislature say they want tougher regulations for oil drilling in the Beaufort Sea, off the territory’s northern coast.

Do We Really Own the Arctic?
May 18th, 2010

Macleans sends Brian Bethune to task by interviewing Arctic historian Shelagh Grant on why Canada can’t protect its far North.

Long-lasting Sensory Loss in WTC Workers
May 18th, 2010

The Monell Center and partner institutions reported that workers exposed to the mixture of toxic airborne chemicals after 9/11 had a decreased ability to detect odors and irritants two years after the exposure.

Obama Jokes About Murdering Children
May 17th, 2010

Obama has ordered or authorized the murder of hundreds of innocent women and children by drone attacks and was recently joking about it. Is he insane or just plain evil?

Corruption of New Mexico Drug Agency
May 17th, 2010

ICE agents who blew the whistle on fellow law enforcers’ fraud, waste and abuse faced swift retaliation from their agency.

Getting to Know Elena Kagan
May 17th, 2010

Ralph Nader’s take on Elena Kagan

Terrorist Attacks Staged to Implement Fascism
May 16th, 2010

The sinister forces in control of the U.S. federal govt. stage terrorist attacks to push America into a corporate fascist police-state.

How $4 Gas Drove Us All Crazy
May 14th, 2010

The current debate over offshore drilling could have been prevented if congressional Dems had stepped up in ’08.

Story of Polar Bear Soldiers from WW1 Will Finally Be Told in Film
May 14th, 2010

The film “Voices of a Never Ending Dawn,” is a true story of a regiment of U.S. soldiers sent to arctic Russia in 1918 to fight the Bolsheviks, so Russia would be persuaded to rejoin the war against Germany.

Maryland Takes Small Step to Protect Students from War Industry
May 13th, 2010

The U.S. war industry was dealt a minor blow when Maryland passed a law that restores a small measure of high school students’ right to privacy from Military recruiters.

Sex, Lies and Oil Spills
May 11th, 2010

The BP oil spill could have been easily prevented if Bush, Cheney and other politicians hadn’t been owned by the oil industry.

Mexicans Resist Toxic Waste Plant
May 11th, 2010

Mexicans are desperately trying to shut down a Swiss owned toxic waste plant which is making them sick.

Obama, Please Stop Bombing Children
May 9th, 2010

The world is pleading with Obama to allow the U.S. to join the international ban on land-mines. Land mines kill and maim thousands each year, mostly children.

The BP Mega-Disaster Coverup
May 9th, 2010

Washington is desperately trying to conceal the true scope and ultimate cost of the BP oil disaster as it scrambles to cope with an environmental disaster of unfathomable proportions.

Arizona Law Draws Widespread Indigenous Opposition
May 7th, 2010

A controversial new state anti-immigration law has many American Indians alarmed that tribal sovereignty has been violated, with the looming possibility that individual liberties will be threatened.

Government Exempted BP from Environmental Review
May 7th, 2010

Not only was BP greed and incompetence to blame for their oil rig disaster but U.S. govt. corruption is also to blame.

File Sharers are Good Customers
May 7th, 2010

The media industry ignores the fact that people who share media files also buy media and a new study proves it.

Muslim Vendor Gets No Credit in Helping to Foil Times Square Bomb Plot
May 6th, 2010

As the media focuses on the fact that the suspect in the failed Times Square bomb plot is a Pakistani Muslim. What about the man who first noticed the smoke rising from the SUV?

Public Pressure Pushes FCC to Protect Internet
May 6th, 2010

Due to massive public outcry, the U.S. FCC has reversed its earlier position to let big Telecoms control the Internet and has announced its new policies.

U.S. States Consider Starting Their Own Banks
May 5th, 2010

With the big banks continuing their efforts to destroy the U.S. economy, some U.S. states are considering setting up their own banks.

The Real Role of Reporters without Borders
May 5th, 2010

The bogus non-profit organization “Reporters without Borders” serves the interests of the CIA and corporate criminals, not journalists.

FCC Chairman Expected to End the Internet
May 4th, 2010

The Internet as we know it was dealt another serious blow that could turn out to be fatal.

Yes, We Could Get Out of Afghanistan or Iraq
May 3rd, 2010

Yes, we could. No kidding. We really could withdraw our massive armies, now close to 200,000 troops combined, from Afghanistan and Iraq.

CIA’s Psycho-War & Torture Schemes in The Philippines
May 2nd, 2010

America has long been responsible for atrocities committed against the citizens of the Philippines in the name of corporate profits and just plain evil.

Ernst Zundel Out of Prison and Speaking Out
May 2nd, 2010

Ernst Zundel was recently released from prison and talks about his life as an international political prisoner.

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