Thursday, December 29, 2011

War on Venezuela: Washington’s False Accusations Against The Chavez Government

From The Chavez Code
By Eva Golinger
Ever since the US-supported coup attempt against President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela failed in April 2002, Washington has been pursuing a variety of strategies to remove the overwhelmingly popular South American head of state from power. Multimillion-dollar funding to anti-Chavez groups in Venezuela through US government agencies, such as the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has increased exponentially over the past ten years, as has direct political support through advisors, strategists and consultants- all aiming to help an unpopular and outdated opposition rise to power.

US government agencies, including the State Department, Central Intelligence Agency, National Directorate of Intelligence and the Pentagon, have pumped up their hostile language towards the Venezuelan government in recent years. The major oil-producing nation has been placed on the countless, and baseless “lists” produced annually by Washington, including “failure to cooperate with counter-narcotics efforts”, “failure to aid in the war on terror”, “trafficking in persons”, and others, that are based on political decisions instead of concrete, substantial evidence to support their accusations. These classifications have enabled Washington to justify not only the millions of US taxpayer dollars channeled to anti-Chavez groups fronting as NGOs, but also to increase military presence in the region and convince public opinion that Hugo Chavez is an enemy.

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Front 242-Leitmotiv 136

Obama’s Global Murder, Inc.

From World Socialist Website
29 December 2011
The Obama administration has erected a vast apparatus of global assassination involving unmanned aerial drones operated by the CIA and the military. This network of “targeted killing” machines is run in secrecy, behind the backs of the American people and with virtually no congressional oversight.
The US drone program is the subject of an exposé published in theWashington Post on Wednesday, headlined “Under Obama, an emerging global apparatus of drone killing.” While restrained in its presentation, thePost article is a chilling account of a government that has asserted for itself the right to kill anyone, anywhere in the world, without even a pretense of legal proceedings. The lives of thousands of people have been wiped out in this manner.
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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Tis The Season To Be Gloomy

 From They Might Be Giants

Piece of dirt, that is all I'm standing on today
Piece of dirt, the whole world has slipped away
I would climb the highest mountain just to jump into a fountain
Or to fly, I'd fly away

A woman's voice on the radio can convince you you're in love
A woman's voice on the telephone can convince you you're alone
But I set my sails so long ago they've revoked my sailor's badge
Said I should be content and happy on this ink spot where I stand

Piece of dirt, that is all I'm standing on today
Piece of dirt, the whole world has slipped away
I find myself haunted by a spooky man named me
I wish that I could jump out of my skin

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sean Gervasi On The History and Disintegration of Yugoslavia

In this television interview from early 1993, American academic Sean Gervasi gives an advanced and insightful overview of the history and disintegration of Yugoslavia. Gervasi recounts the very important but ignored history of the Croatian Nazi State which exterminated up to 1 million Serbs during the Second War War. Gervasi explains how Tito made a secret alliance with NATO in the 1950s. Gervasi highlights how German reunification led directly to the succession of Slovenia and Croatia from Yugoslavia. Most importantly Gervasi shatters the myths and lies about "Serb aggression" in Bosnia.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christopher Hitchens 1949-2011: A Neo-Con Cheerleader

By Joshua Blakeney
On June 30, Vanity Fair journalist Christopher Hitchens posted on the magazine’s website that he has cancer of the esophagus. As I was contemplating this revelation, I couldn’t help feeling that the neoconservative armchair warrior was getting his just desserts.
Hitchens has, in recent years, become an ignominious cheerleader for wars of aggression that have led to the wide dissemination of depleted uranium weapons.
Because of such weapons, cancer-rates among the populations of Afghanistan, Iraq and Gaza have ballooned.
A recent epidemiological study showed that the Iraqi city of Fallujah is experiencing higher rates of infant mortality, cancer and leukemia than was observed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the atomic bombings of 1945. [1]
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Cynthia McKinney Against Africom

Monday, December 19, 2011

Bugs Bunny Vs USA

In one of the most politically subversive animated clips ever made in the USA, Bugs Bunny is angry that rabbits are only worth 2 cents by the US Gaming Commission and declares war against the United States. Bugs commits several acts of terrorism against the US including cutting off the state of Florida from the mainland, sabotaging the Panama Canal and the freight rail lines. In his most impressive and revolutionary act of all, Bugs gives Manhattan back to the American Indians. This clip from 1949 would today be considered an illegal act promoting terrorism. However, the end of the clip warns about the use of the military to attack US citizens that protest and challenge injustice just as in the recently passed National Defence Authorization Act of 2012.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dawn Penn and DJ Spooky

Existential Interrogation

What happens when you die?
I no longer exist.
When you no longer exist?
I'm no longer alive.
What happens when you're alive?
I remain on Earth avoiding imprisonment and torture.
What happens if you're imprisoned and tortured?
I'm in Hell.
What happens in Hell?
I lose my mind.
When you lose your mind?
I no longer have consciousness.
When you lose your consciousness?
I'm a useless human.
What becomes of the useless human?
He possesses a waiting ticket to nowhere.
How goes the trip to nowhere?
It leads to slavery.
What is slavery?
What's dehumanisation?
Losing my soul.
What happens when you lose your soul?
I have nothing left to live for.
When you have nothing left to live for?
Then all options have run out.
When all options have expired?
Then there's nothing left to lose.
-Der Kosmonaut
18 December 2011
Vienna, Austria

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cornel West Speaks At The National Constitution Center Philadelphia

Indefinite Detention: Political Washington Abolishes Due Process Protections

By Stephen Lendman

America's no different than other totalitarian states. As a result, no one challenging state power is safe. Denouncing imperial lawlessness can be criminalized. So can defending right over wrong. Constitutional protections no longer apply. People power alone can restore them. There's no other way.
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Friday, December 16, 2011

Meat Beat Manifesto-Re-Animator

NATO Troops Amass On Syrian Border In Jordan

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stories From Harlem

By Li Onesto
There's something about elevators and stairwells in high-rise housing projects. If the walls could speak they'd tell a whole lot about what generations of poor Black families have had to endure. Not just the daily reality of living in substandard housing, but the whole way you're treated by the authorities, like you're somehow a criminal.
In Harlem some of the projects are over 20 stories high, with several thousand residents. Lack of adequate city services means basic repairs don't get made, trash cans are always overflowing, there's rat infestation. But it's not just this. Horrible and demeaning living conditions are just one part of what people here have to put up with.
There's another kind of infestation and invasion. Something way more dangerous to people's health. There is the constant knowledge that the housing authority, child services, and other government officials can come down on you at any time. There are the Viper cameras, installed in the entrances and hallways, which mean people are under constant surveillance. It feels a lot like prison. And then there's the POLICE—who serve as a frontline in a concerted and conscious effort by the powers-that-be to repress, control and contain a whole section of society. These armed men roam about, in ones and twos or in packs, sweating people on the streets and in the playgrounds. And for them, a favorite stalking ground is the housing projects where they target especially the youth.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Vorsicht! Gefahr Bei EU!

Introducing Busta Rhymes

Turn It Up/Fire It Up
Featuring sample from Knight Rider

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Libya on the Verge of Chaos and Civil War

From Voice of Russia
By Alexander Vatutin

Warnings from many experts are coming true: Libya is being pulled into a civil war. Now anti-Gaddafists are carving up power and Libya’s capital of Tripoli is already seeing clashes as the rebels are fighting for the local airport.
Libya that was united by one goal - to topple Gaddafi, is now on the verge of chaos. Late Saturday, the so-called Libya’s national guards attempted to seize control over the Tripoli airport and attacked their former allies from the city of Zintan. Their attempt failed but left some people killed and injured. The national guards pledged to try again and were calmed down only by the tribal elders.
At the same time, militants attempted to murder Libya’s Chief Commander Khalifa Haftar.
Right after Libya’s National Transitional Council announced the country’s liberation on October 23, Gaddafi’s supporters carried out several attacks. But the opposition hasn’t clashed with one another till recently. Experts say that they’re fighting for the helm. The rebels’ common enemy, Gaddafi, is dead and thus they have a new pretext  to start showing who is stronger and who’ll get access to the country’s oil riches.
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FOX Fakes Moscow Protest With Athens Clashes

From Russia Today
How many times have the American, British and other international media outlets been caught peddling blatent propaganda this year alone? Again, media reports about certain countries and regions of the world should be taken with a grain of salt.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Soft Cell

Their best song.

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Prisoners in their own Land: The Struggle and Resistance of Serbs in Kosovo

Report from the Kosovo barricades

By Benjamin Schett

NATO’s war against Serbia is far from over. Even before Serbia’s government, a pro-Western puppet regime, could come to a conclusion about whether or not to join NATO, NATO troops were already present on Serbian soil, more precisely in its southern province of Kosovo.

After the NATO bombing of the then-existing Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999 and the agreement of Kumanovo, the installation of a UN Mission to Kosovo and the retreat of the Yugoslav army and Serbian police forces were agreed upon. In reality this has meant the expulsion of 250,000 Kosovo Serbs, Roma and other minorities by members of the NATO-hatched “Kosovo Liberation Army” (KLA) and other Albanian extremists, under the command of its so-called “protection force”. As a result, hundreds of civilians (many of them Albanians who opposed the KLA regime) were murdered, and in the remaining Serbian enclaves locals now lead a ghetto existence. Up to this point, only in the North of Kosovo has the Serbian population managed to lead a more or less self-determined lifestyle, thanks in no small part to the administrative border to the rest of Serbia. Nonetheless, they are increasingly isolated, impoverished and vulnerable, receiving little to no support from Serbia’s government.
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Editor's note: This latest essay by Simonovic is by far his most controversial. The controversy comes as no surprise considering that death grip that Post-Modernism and Political Correctness has over Western intellectual thought. The essay is posted on this blog to defend the freedom of ideas and opinions, as well as to stimulate debate. It's is requested that the essay is read objectively and any comments and criticisms be objective rather than emotional.

By Ljubodrag Simonovic

In contemporary capitalism, movements are created of growing numbers of homosexuals, which would, according to Marx's "humanism-naturalism", fall under the classification of degenerated sociability and, consequently, degenerated naturalness. Homosexuality does not have to do with the "deranged" biological nature of man (man is a heterosexual being and has an organic predisposition for pederasty), but rather with the ruling social relations and the corresponding value challenges. It is not about the "sick man", but a sick society. We should, therefore, not treat people, but create a "healthy society" (Fromm), in which healthy people could develop. Homosexuality is a concrete social (historical) phenomenon which is conditioned by the nature of the ruling order. It is a form in which a certain value system manifests itself, which governs relations between the sexes and as such is a concrete type of social functioning. The ancient homosexual Eros has had a significantly different nature from the capitalistically conditioned homosexuality. The homosexual community of today is one of the forms in which capitalistically degenerated sociability manifests itself. The development of homosexual relations corresponds to the disintegration of the family as a humanized natural community and conversion of marriage into an economic community. Homosexual communities receive the legitimacy of "sociability" not in relation to family as a humanized natural community, but in relation to the desperate loneliness created by capitalism. Homosexual community is the ultimate form of capitalistically degenerated family, whereas the development of pederasty contributes to removing the possibility of making the family a humanized natural community. At the same time, by destroying man as a natural and human being, capitalism destroys authentic sociability, sterilizing Eros and, thereby, destroying the society’s capacity for biological reproduction. "Reproduction of society" has become a segment of destructive capitalist reproduction, which is, like all other areas of life, based on the principle of "Money does not stink!". Artificial insemination, the sale of semen materials, the rental of uteruses, the sale of children - these are all legal and legitimate forms of capitalist reproduction. Capitalism draws into its existential and value orbit the increasingly pernicious consequences that it produces, assigning them an institutional status and turning them into a means for its own development.
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Engineering the Eurozone Collapse-F. William Engdahl