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Denver Canadian Consulate closes its doors to IDLE NO MORE round dance and a very polite letter

DENVER, COLORADO- Indigenous activists paused only one day before assembling a second IDLE NO MORE gathering to perform a round dance at the Canadian Consulate in Denver today, to deliver a letter urging the Canadian government and the British Crown (the Queen!) to meet with Chief Theresa Spence and end her hunger strike over recent legislation which gutted First Nation treaty protections. After a rally of dance, song and orations, a delegation sought to enter the consulate but was denied. After filling the downstairs lobby, being told picture-taking was not allowed, and the building's security crew receiving a squad of reinforcements from DPD, the activist were finally sent a representative to accept the letter without comment.

Smell test shows KONY 2012 viral vid tests positive for military grade virus

Was mainstream media endorsing a viral Youtube video your first clue that the Invisible Children campaign bears the suspicious signs of US war-making propaganda?! What "Save Darfur" was to Sudan, the CIA-spelled backward [Africa's] Invisible Children operation is to Uganda. With its Libyan protector out of the way, Africa and its resources have never been more accessible, so now AFRICOM's cross-hairs are on regional insurgent defenders. Apparently Joseph Kony is today's poster villain, and those pitching a US intervention in Central Africa want to convince the public the engagement would have an exit strategy not to exceed 2012. Flowers and candy.   What are we holding against Joseph Kony, indoctrinating child soldiers? What are American recruiters doing in our middle schools but trolling for our Invisible Children who, undereducated, undernourished and unprotected from predatory militarist propaganda, succumb to the economic or criminal justice draft?

Pion Canyon slowly being conquered by Imperialists

It's not just apparent, it's Elephant-in-the-parlor obvious that the Pentagon assumes they own not only every square centimeter of Foreign lands conquered by their Legion of Doom Imperial Stormtroopers. Every square centimeter in America too. Ed has put together a short collection of videos pointing up the planned assault on Americans by American Military, something that wasn't available a century and a half ago when the Imperial Storm Troopers wore blue uniforms with yellow stripes on the legs and rode horses as they murdered Americans to take the land. The first I'm posting, actually the middle of the series, he takes the "fightin' words" the TeaBag racist scum use. Points out that the Tea Potty really doesn't defend the rights and freedoms of Individual Citizens, rather, they defend the Privileges of Corporate "citizens". If the ranches in Pion Canyon were owned by Halliburton, maybe? And The prequel to the one above this. And And the last of the series, in its proper order. 20491

How come Pottery Barn rules don’t apply to Haiti?

When Tony posted nearly three years ago (!) about how shocking conditions in Haiti had become, it was a magnet for people saying the starving kids pictures (from Medicins sans frontiers, internationally respected medical aid agency, just not so much here in America) were recycled pictures from Ethiopia 3, 2 and one decade ago. Then when that was refuted, and before they raised that Stupid Response again, the people of Haiti were blamed for their own misfortunes. As though their LEADERS had actually been empowered by popular vote instead of installed, against the expressed will of the People, by and for the profit of American Corporate Hegemony. Alternating with French Hegemony until the AmeriCorp bought out the French. We broke it, we supposedly bought it, right? That's the one of the irRationale for staying in Iraq and Afghanistan. (rationale is both plural and single, I checked, you didn't, kiss off) Of course, it's not the American Corporations who are Paying the bills "we" ran up by breaking all the pottery, although they seem to be getting quite a lot of public funding to manipulate the Public Army and the Public intelligence community and the public "rebuilding" campaign, which mostly consists of taking

Real Manly Macho Robust Christian Men

According to the Tennessee Fire-non-Fighter who watched his neighbors' house burn to the ground, with the fire crew standing around to make sure fire didn't spread to their own properties, called his actions "Robust, Masculine Christianity" a new-old method of trying to justify ones evil deeds by re-translating the Bible to edit out any forms of compassion, sharing, care for ones neighbors, family, people they'd never met... So here are a few other things that define Real Manly Macho Robust Christian Men, A Real Manly Macho Robust Christian Man lets his neighbors house burn down. A Real Manly Macho Robust Christian Man cares so much about his Nation that he won't send anything more than a "prayer guide" card to surviving victims of flood, tornado, earthquake, rampaging murderers, outlining how Christ demands that nobody help ones neighbor, and detailing how to Toughen Up and just get over it. Rush Limbaugh, (m)Ann Coulter, etc, did that for everybody from the widows of VietNam Agent Orange victims, 9/11 firemen and anybody from New Orleans who wasn't rich enough to escape the Katrina Flood. A Real Manly Macho Robust Christian Man doesn't care if his children, parents, or even himself contract e-coli or Salmonella from

Israeli yacht club sends Anti-Freedom Flotilla to protest Gaza relief convoy

PICTURES! -Some very expensive yachts sailed from Herziliya Yacht Club in a feint of indignation that an international social justice effort was showing favoritism toward Palestinians. No Gaza yacht club could be reached for a response. Commodore Guy Bechor, an outspoken Zionist, led the ostentatious flotilla in protest of the humanitarian aid convoy attempting to break the siege of Gaza, which he belittled as "rusty tin cans." 17430

Mondovino: globalization and terroir, Robert Parker versus your good taste

For those with a curiosity for how wine terroir is holding up against the onslaught of wine factory farming, the 10-hour miniseries version of MONDOVINO is finally available on DVD. For viewers curious about viniculture globalization under Californian colonial domination, the original feature length documentary delivers, with a long finish. Any time critics accuse a film of being one sided, you know it's about class war. 16348

Simon Wiesenthal Center makes best case against Israel colonial legitimacy

Give Israel credit for answering their critics head on, but that is the Zionist hubris. Simon Wiesenthal is propagating the latest Hasbara crib sheet to counter the ten most threatening lies about Israel. We couldn't have summarized the arguments better ourselves. One man's "lies" are his victim's desperate appeals to confound systemic myopic denial. Here it is in their own nutshell:   Israel was created by European guilt over the Nazi Holocaust. Why should Palestinians pay the price? ... Had Israel withdrawn to its June 1967 borders, peace would have come long ago. ... Israel is the main stumbling block to achieving a two-state solution. ... Nuclear Israel, not Iran, is the greatest threat to peace and stability. ... Israel is an apartheid state deserving of international boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns. ... Plans to build 1,600 more homes in East Jerusalem prove Israel is "Judaizing" the Holy City. ... Israeli policies endanger U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. ... Israeli policies are the cause of worldwide anti-Semitism. ... Israel, not Hamas, is responsible for the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza. ... Goldstone was right when he charged that Israel was guilty of war crimes against civilians. ... The only hope for peace

An Idea whose time has come…

Seriously, since the NeoCons still insist that we have Hegemony over the entire known Universe, a religious belief that we are so much better than the rest of the world that we owe it to them to run their countries for them... then why not grant each person in each Conque errr... "Liberated" country full United States Citizenship? My soon-to-be brother in law is Tongan by birth, he very seldom goes TO Tonga and was raised in Hawaii from the time he was about a year old. Homeland Security cleared him soon after 9/11, he had a job at DFW loading meals onto flights for AA. One time some Fearful Freak Redneck got all nine-eleven nine-eleven nine-eleven stupid about a Large Dark-skinned fellow being on the plane with his Obviously Non-Racist Arse. Stupid fears, held by stupid people. 15629

Give this lackey a new directive

BagnewsNotes has juxtaposed two photos of African colonialism. One taken more than a century ago shows a white bwana being ferried by two porters, the second is the recent image at left. The difference is that today's servants are trusted with weapons because they have to double as security, the continent being more dangerous now than when it was darkest Africa. According to photographer Paolo Woods, the colonial industrialist beneath the umbrella, stands before a 544 villa development in Nigeria, built on the Lekki Peninsula to suit Chevron Oil. For this go-round of postcards from the outlands, could anti-imperialist venture capitalists raise funds to give these Nigerian servants more than pieces of silver? The-world-is-watching age of the internet could offer these henchmen several times more their pay to gun down the light-skinned slave masters point-blank, instead of defending them against Nigeria's oppressed victims.

Cuba declines OAS offer of Trojan Horse

Over US objections, the Organization of American States (OAS, OEA) voted to invite Cuba back into the fold, from which it had been expelled in 1962 for hanging with Communists. Cuba's reply? No thanks! Although Cuba's acceptance by fellow nations was hailed a victory, Fidel Castro wrote: "It is naive to think that the good intentions of one president justifies the existence of a body that... supported... neoliberalism, drug trafficking, military bases and economic crises." 7970

Anti-Zionism 4D: Defining Demonization Double Standards and Delegitimization

The word "nutritious" defines a food quality that provides sustenance. I've no doubt as skepticism grows about the likely poisonous aspects of refined sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup, the corporate sugar-water purveyors will append "satiates your subliminal impulses" to the meaning of nutritious. Who safeguards our dictionaries from authoritarians who profit from reweaving the fabric of knowledge we consider inviolate? 7642

White European genocide by poverty, war, and disease

The US and Europe supported Portuguese colonialism in South Africa and White South African Apartheid for centuries. Today they support genocide in the region of Southern Africa, even as they pretend to want to 'help'. This is where the epicenter of HIV infection is allowed to continue to rage as it is coming close to infecting 30% of the population in some of the countries found there. What has The West done beyond starting off the process of disease, poverty, and warfare in this region that has now lead to this crisis? 7634

From Iraq to Afghanistan to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime!

A.N.S.W.E.R. has 7 Reasons to March on DC. We can borrow them! - The war in Afghanistan is expanding and widening. - 350,000 U.S. troops and US-paid contractors still occupy Iraq. - Israels Siege of Gaza remains in place, with backing of Washington. - Obama's Justice Department is continuing the policy of renditions. - Air strikes on Pakistan are killing an increasingly number of civilians. - The real Pentagon war budget is over $1.3 trillion annually. - More than 20 million people are now unemployed and under-employed. 6640

Costa Rica a prototypical Western Democracy

PUERTO JIMINEZ, CR- Touring Costa Rica has been interesting. Considering the turmoil of Central America, it may be a shining example of a functional Capitalist Democracy. Its got a healthy middle class and a relatively contented populace. Can it offer a lesson to its strife torn neighbors? Sure. Get rid of the Indios. 6249

Obama delivers Bush 3rd inaugural address

What did Barack Obama say at this morning's inauguration that Bush hasn't said in shorter mouthfuls?   Obama brought up the Goddamn War On Terror, without labeling it "so-called," and aimed at the usual suspect evildoers. And he's embraced Neoliberal Globalization like it's cod liver oil. 6177

Putin once again to the US and Europe- ‘Fuck you, you are not going to turn Russia into a Third World rape victim!’

Russia-Ukraine gas talks collapse --like when the US tried to pull off its little con game using Georgia to bomb South Ossetia. Vladimir Putin has responded to the US and its Klan of Western European allies, that Russia will not be dragged further into the Third World by capitalist imperialism. That's what it's all about, too, as both the former Chinese and Russian 'socialist' bureaucrats were promised full partnerships in the imperialist capitalist world if only they would tag along quietly behind the US and its world allies. Instead, the Pentagon has been trying to push both countries backwards and not forwards. The USA government has been having its own way for the last three decades doing it, too. 5889

Israeli army evicting Palestinian orphans

This news just in from the Christian Peacemaker Teams in Hebron:   "Thursday 10/4 -Update: This morning Israeli Military soldiers came to the girls orphanage, took some inventory of supplies, and announced that the girls have to be out of the orphanage by Sunday. There is no decision given yet by the Israeli High Court whether the orphanages and schools have to be closed. We will keep you posted. -Mary Anne" 3041

How to win the war in Iraq

How to win in Iraq depends on your objectives. With respect to oil and profiteering, US interests could not be better served. If we want to eradicate the Iraqi population, follow the Israel model in Palestine, or Westward expansion versus the Native Americans. Genocide.

The United Nations starves the poor in Haiti

What a pathetic spectacle, the great supposed defender of all humanity, all nations, and respecter of human rights everywhere... the United Nations... has its military now defending the national palace of a US installed group of thugs in Haiti. Yes, defending these thugs against the Haitian people who are demanding food and freedom from starvation. This is what US control over the United Nations Security Council has led to. See Hungry mob attacks Haiti palace 3034

CENTCOM is central command of what?

As the invasion of Iraq progressed, I remember constant references to CENTCOM. Journalists would receive their briefings from CentCom, a tent in Kuwait by all appearances. I thought CentCom represented central military communications there, a safe spot behind our lines where generals could command artillery, logistics, etc. 2665

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