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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? 'The overwhelming majority of people with HIV, some 95% of the global total, live in the developing world.' Yes, but that statement actually tells us so very little since it is principally South Africa and the countries surrounding South Africa that Apartheid infected with this disease in epidemic proportions. What we are seeing there is the equivalent of the Plague Years of Medieval Europe having been implanted by White European Apartheid States during their reign, with American and Europe now standing by with their thumbs up their asses. That is GENOCIDE.

UCSB Hillel students Rebecca Joseph, Tova Hausman highlight poor education

Today's university campuses have to deal with College Republicans, ACTA and NeoMcCarthyists. The latest uneducable creeps shopped their leftist-professor- horror-story to the Anti-Defamation League, to brand their teacher's criticism of Israel as "anti-Semitic." UCSB senior Rebecca Joseph and junior Tova Hausman both took exception to Professor William Robinson's Sociology Listserv email comparing Israel's mop up operation in Gaza to the Warsaw Ghetto. Below are the words they cut and pasted together to accuse Robinson. The literacy level of these two students is probably on par for Twilight fans, but definitely unbecoming for the University of California system. The first letter is reputedly from a college senior. Rebecca Joseph's opening argument was plagiarized from the internet, but she continues to scold Professor Robinson for straying from her idea of what makes a university professor. The second complaint from UCSB junior Tova Hausman copies the first letter's form, but adds the accusation of sexual misconduct for leaving her feeling raped. Is it unfair to put simple college students under national scrutiny like this? From their own words they show themselves to be rather helpless. But what to do when students, or some unscrupulous backers, are taking aim at a respected tenured professor? It's serious business. Organizations like ACTA and Hillel are out to enforce a veritable Right Wing PC rectitude. As if it's politically incorrect to make fun of uneducated on campus! Keeping educators silenced was easier during the Bush administration, but the dampers are still on Academic Freedom. Ward Churchill may have won his case in court against the University of Colorado, but opinionated faculty are still few and far between. The latest attack against William Robinson attempts to reinforce more of the same. Probably by now Hillel is wishing they'd coaxed a better educated pair of students to face off against Robinson. The administrators who received the complaint letters should have earmarked the girls for a remedial English refresher in anticipation of their graduation. But let's look beyond the cheap shots. The accusations inarticulated here are scurrilous where they are not outright illogical. You be the judge. First Student Complaint Here's the first complaint received by UCSB, from Rebecca Joseph, Vice-president of the Santa Barbara campus Orthodox Jewish Chabad. Interestingly, UCSB has a number of pro-Israel action groups: Hillel, Jewish Awareness Movement on Campus, American Students for Israel, Stand With Us, AIPAC and the Israeli Palestinian Film Festival (which judging by the lineup runs films only by un-self-critical Israelis and sympathetic Palestinians). Here is Rebecca Joseph's complaint, uncorrected. To Whom It May Concern: On Monday, january 19, at 1:02 pm, I received an email from Professor Robinson for the course Sociology of Globalization (Soc 130SG). The subject of the email was "Parallel images of Nazis and Israelis." This email compared the aggression of the Nazis to the Jews in Germany, to that which is going on between Palestine and Israel today. Professor Robinson wrote the first three paragraphs including the following: "Gaza is Israel's Warsaw..." In addition to his few words, he attached

UCSB Prof William Robinson pro-Semite

Wouldn't you think it bad form for Israeli militants to behave like Nazis, while immunizing themselves with the self-righteous indignation that any criticism of their actions can simply be dismissed as "anti-Semitic?" Photographs and confessions emerging from the IDF's atrocities in Gaza just beg comparison the German Einsatzgruppen in Poland. Earlier this year UC Santa Barbara professor William Robinson forwarded an email photo essay to a UCSB listserv, the already much-circulated side by side comparison to the WWII atrocities. Two students complained, plagiarizing stock IDF lingo. Now the Anti-Defamation League wants Robinson to recant. With IDF propagandists pouring on the bullshit, let's revisit the documents. As has already been noted, Professor Robinson is a harsh critic of US foreign policy, and already a likely target for the goon squad enforcers of Western Capitalism. Not many of America's actions are defensible, so Robinson has to be attacked by desperate means. Lucky for the lackey-jackals, Robinson chose to criticize Israel's atrocities against the Palestinians of Gaza. Bingo! The Israeli propaganda machine has armed aspiring Israel-defenders with a blanket rebuttal: just yell "ANTI-SEMITISM!" And what a load of crap that is. Much turns on the definition of "anti-Semitism." It packs the punch of meaning someone who hates Jews, but the advocates of Zionism have expanded the definition into 3-D! Zionist apologist Nathan Sharansky has coined the 3D definition of ant-Semitism: demonization of Israel, double standards, and delegitimization. You don't have to look closely to note that those points outline all the rebuttals of criticisms of Israel and any question of the legitimacy of the Zionist usurpation of Palestine. The criticisms posed by those concerned for the fate of Gaza are the same expressed by a large portion of the Israeli Jewish population as well. But the US Israeli lobby, militantly Zionist, has the complicity of the US war-mongering corporate media, thus the IDF Megaphone protestations get traction. These are the same cheap shots leveled against Ward Churchill. By flooding the internet to create the sensation that the indignation was shared, the IDF spammers have been successful in slandering these dissenting academics. Since we're seeing this technique being slopped unto our comment forums, let's examine the statement for which Robinson is being attacked. First we'll present Robinson's email. The next post will feature the ensuing letters of complaint, two from UCSB students, and third from the ADL. Original Email Here is Professor Robinson's original email, including his attachment of the Judith Stone article. This accompanied the aforementioned photo essay he forwarded. Subject: [socforum] parallel images of Nazis and Israelis From: "William I. Robinson" ... Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 21:00:05 ... If Martin Luther King were alive on this day of January 19, 2009, there is no doubt that he would be condemning the Israeli aggression against Gaza along with U.S. military and political support for Israeli war crimes, or that he would be standing shoulder to shoulder with the Palestinians. I am forwarding some horrific, parallel images of Nazi atrocities against the Jews and Israeli atrocities

US Army blankets are generic today

When I was assembling my dorm room kit for college, I wanted an army blanket as a bed cover. For reasons I must have understood better then, the heavy duty olive drab wool, emblazoned with a U.S. monogram, was inarguably cool. Its generic quality was iconic, thus it had a caché more authentic than a stack of Izods. I considered my Army blanket to be the No. 2 Pencil of bed linens. I forgot about that blanket until the Ward Churchill trial in Denver, when the contention arose whether the US army spread small pox to North Dakota Indians by means of infected blankets. Native American oral tradition has been retelling this tale, but the White Man's narrative is pushing back. The ignoble suggestion remains a penciled notation in American History texts, except by scholars such as Churchill, because anti-revisionists want to see more proof. Deniers seem to willfully overlook that perpetrators might have cloaked their trail, sooner than document their scurrilous coup. Where are the blankets, or invoices for the blankets? With only songs about the blankets, how is anyone to confirm their provenance? It's hearsay, the defenders say, bitter, vindictive slander to implicate the US Army for the 1837 small pox epidemic, just because the Red Man's comprehension could not attribute another cause. Although the Indian accounts aren't so pointed. They tell of an Indian chief who stole the blankets from the white soldiers, unwittingly bringing the outbreak back to his camp. Now I'll not assert that US Army blankets have always had a "U.S." stenciled on them, nor even that they were army-colored, as khaki wasn't on the uniform palette until the turn of the century. But governments have always needed to distinguish government property, to discourage their agents from divesting of their standard issue for personal gain. I will contend that it is only from the perspective of our contemporary culture of abundance, that we presume a blanket is nondescript without a trademark. In our overloaded consumer economy, it is not unreasonable to believe that an item without its receipt cannot be assumed to have come from a particular store. Indeed we need designer logos to differentiate products when we cannot assess the quality for ourselves. Today, even thread-counters are at pains to tell an Eddie Bauer from a CJ Crew by touch. But not so in the Wild West. The carpet-bagger mercantile purveyors of the West may have ushered in mass-produced dry goods, but I hardly think varieties were indistinguishable. Wanna bet there was quite a difference between blankets woven by Indians, blankets bartered from trading posts, and standard army issue?

The Full Text of Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s speech

At last we have a copy of the full text of the Iranian President's speech at the Durban Review Conference on racism and now we can examine just how it has been misrepresented as vile, ugly, and racist by vile ugly racists. The fact is that the main point of the speech actually has next to nothing to do directly with Israel or Jewish people at all, but rather is an attack on the war-like and imperialist United Nation Security Council and the undemocratic nature of this US controlled organization. He essentially calls for its abolishment in the summary of his remarks and it is this Call that actually is the cause of the Made-In-US boycott and subsequent walkout from the anti-racism conference, and not anything else Ahmadinejad said. President Ahmadinejad.... 'Secondly, mindful of the inefficiency of the current international political, economic and security systems, it is necessary to focus on divine and humanitarian values by referring to the true definition of human beings based upon justice and respect for the rights of all people in all parts of the world and by acknowledging the past wrong doings in the past dominant management of the world, and to undertake collective measures to reform the existing structures. In this respect, it is crucially important to rapidly reform the structure of the Security Council, including the elimination of the discriminatory veto right and to change the current world financial and monetary systems. It is evident that lack of understanding of the urgency for change is equivalent to the much heavier costs of delay.' There is absolutely nothing anti-Jewish in any of his remarks, and the world has had enough of the United Nation Security Council and its constant war making. Many will also champion Ahmadinejad's call for its abolishment. FULL TEXT: (Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at the Durban Review Conference on racism in Geneva on April 20, 2009.) Mr. Chairman, honorable secretary general of the United Nations, honorable United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Ladies and gentleman: We have gathered in the follow-up to the Durban conference against racism and racial discrimination to work out practical mechanisms for our holy and humanitarian campaigns. Over the last centuries, humanity has gone through great sufferings and pains. In the Medieval Ages, thinkers and scientists were sentenced to death. It was then followed by a period of slavery and slave trade. Innocent people were taken captive in their millions and separated from their families and loved ones to be taken to Europe and America under the worst conditions. A dark period that also experienced occupation, lootings and massacres of innocent people. Many years passed by before nations rose up and fought for their liberty and freedom and they paid a high price for it. They lost millions of lives to expel the occupiers and establish independent and national governments. However, it did not take long before power grabbers imposed two wars in Europe which also plagued a part of Asia and Africa. Those horrific wars claimed

Who said Israel is an Apartheid State?

"Israel, like South Africa, is an apartheid state." ...Who said this? The ANSWER   Further Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, the Architect of Apartheid, said "...a colonial racist mentality which rationalised the genocide of the indigenous peoples of the Americas and Australasia, in Africa from Namibia to the Congo and elsewhere, most clearly has its parallels in Palestine." For more info about The Architect of Apartheid

Still open season on Witch Churchill

DENVER- Ward Churchill's saga is bigger than the persecution of a scholar who defies the master narrative, bigger than Native American contentions over how their victor writes its history, bigger than America's First Amendment Freedom of Speech, it's WHAT HE SAID. We can fantasize that the American psyche is sophisticated enough to care about what is written of its history. I'm not sure Americans care what's in their rear view mirror as long as the Drive Thru is still open. But put a swastika on our Red White and Blue... The story today is a professor exonerated, accusers rebuked, and American civil liberties protected. It's even fashionable to say you agree with what Churchill wrote in his 9/11 essay, like it was history. You can say you agree, but try to say it.

Ex RMN columnists stuck to their guns

DENVER- Considering the villainous role the Rocky Mountain News played in the vilification of Ward Churchill, their insinuations having been thoroughly discredited in this trial, you'd think the RMN columnists now writing for the Denver Post would be self-conscious about taking the same mocking stance. But they are not. Attorney David Lane chats with them most amicably, but still they file the typical anti-academic hit pieces. Columnist Vincent Carroll summarized Churchill's recent testimony as: Ward's world of brazen claims. In an earlier piece, Carroll recaps Churchill's alleged misconduct, but where an objective reporter would say "alleged," Carroll writes "gross." Don't think the RMN vets aren't well aware that a vindication for Churchill means a repudiation of their libel. Mike Littwin is no better. For him, yawns in the audience are not a sign of defense attorney Patrick O'Rourke's pedestrian presentation, but of the discussion's irrelevance. Of Native American history in dispute, of genocide still denied by CU in this example, Littwin concludes: the World has moved beyond Churchill.

Driving Miss McIntosh

DENVER- At first the testimony from a CU committee member who voted to dismiss Ward Churchill seemed utterly damning. Dr. Marjorie McIntosh, retired Distinguished Professor of history, gave her testimony by video because she would be lecturing in England at the time of the Churchill v CU trial. She came across like a wise elder, her scolding kind and maternal. She had me convinced that Ward should be sent to his room, but for an indelible pallor that began to infect her testimony as the retired professor grew tired under scrutiny. And like the history of 14th Century England which was her specialization, it became inescapably evident that Marjorie McIntosh was very, very white. At face value, Dr. McIntosh's quiet authoritative demeanor seemed beyond reproach, expressing as she did her support for Ward Churchill’s right to speak. McIntosh described how her father was a dean at U of M who reputedly stood up to Senator McCarthy. She explained her initial reluctance to be party to a Right Wing attempt to “get” Professor Churchill. At first Ms. McIntosh seemed as earnest as your own grandmother, if your grandmother was also a well spoken distinguished academic. But the cracks in Ms. McIntosh’s maternal concern showed themselves even before the plaintiff’s cross-examination. When Professor McIntosh described herself as “fair and impartial,” it was in contrast, she offered, to Professor Churchill for example, who she understands may not be impartial or neutral. Partiality Under cross-examination McIntosh went further. To paraphrase: “Professor Curchill is not a trained historian, he has an MA, he is a scholar who writes on historical subjects. He presents himself as a specialist, but he does not have that training.” By contrast we are meant to infer, McIntosh is a Distinguished Professor, rewarded for having had a “national impact” on scholarship, and having produced work which has “directed” consequential research. Questioned about the significance of tenure, McIntosh described the rigorous qualifications which she met. But with a smile she would not vouch for a uniformity of high standards at CU, since, obviously… She held her tongue as if too polite to say it: Ward Churchill was a glaring example of the opposite. A second indication of Dr. McIntosh’s personal bias might be suggested by how she characterized committee chairwoman Mimi Wesson’s perceived personal agenda: Did she detect any bias on the committee, in particular with Wesson? McIntosh saw no evidence of bias, and she thought Wesson treated Professor Churchill with great respect, both in his presence and after. McIntosh was impressed by Wesson’s professionalism. Another of McIntosh's responses hints at a further insincerity. She and her SCRUM colleagues were tasked with investigating one allegation each made against Churchill. McIntosh was “foot soldier” for the Madan Indian Ft Clark episode. Discrepancies in Churchill's account had been brought to the university's attention by Arizona professor Lavall, a rival of Churchill's in the American Indian Movement. McIntosh was asked whether she knew that Lavall's allegations had been raised six years before being addressed by her committee. Perhaps to dodge the accusation

Westword dumb-alecks are rooting for the separation of Churchill and state

DENVER- This week's cover of WESTWORD portends the upcoming Ward Churchill trial. The cover features Churchill and colleagues as unsavory caricatures of what looks like a circus of creeps. It points not to a cover story, but to a cartoon gatefold of equally squalid details, viewable online.   What you can't see online is the editorial slant stuck into the contents page pointer. Two clever puns perhaps, betraying Westword's miserable intent to disinform. Ward without end: academic freedom is a long bore. Separation of Churchill and state: apropos to nothing, maybe closer to the opposite, actually. The separation of education from the people. The Westword jokes ride on a single unquestioned assumption, that Churchill is guilty of plagiarism. I think that's an odd argument to pretend has already been proved. The University's case is trumped up, and many academics have jumped to Churchill's aid. Now that the charge faces a Denver courtroom, and not a stacked board of trustees, the baldfaced accusation will easily be refuted. My bigger question is, from whom could Churchill have borrowed?! Ward Churchill's critics are wildly opposed to the findings of his scholarship. They're angry that he points to genocide perpetrated against Native Americans, angry that he rails against the racism which undergirds American imperialism, and terrified that he completely exposed the government's programs aimed at silencing dissent, COINTELPRO's workings still lying unsprung on college campuses. Ward's opponents deny every of his conclusions, but they want to pretend he's not alone? This is going to be like the naked emperor, accusing the little brave truth-teller of simply having mimicked his friends. Even true, the emperor is still naked. Here's another example of Westword's humor. While every detail about Churchill seems framed to be a put-down, it looks like they also mean that to include the ethnicity of his wife. I haven't been paying attention to Denver's alternative weekly. When did Westword become such douchebags?

Israel is pot calling the kettle non-white

World Jewish leaders urge boycott of Durban conference -because the International Conference on Racism is planning to condemn Israeli racism. So the headlines scream: World Jewish Congress president lauds US' decision to withdraw from anti-racism conference which he says ignores "plight of victims of true racism." Head of European Jewish Congress calls on EU to boycott event as well. Then a curious headline invites conference attendees instead to join a pilgrimage to Auschwitz. First of all, we're accustomed to hearing that only Jews have been the victims of genocide. Did you know they are racism's only true victims too?! The March of the Living is a Zionist organization dedicated to shepherding young "birthright" Jews to Nazi concentration camp memorial sites to indoctrinate them afresh with the horrors of the Holocaust. The visitors drape themselves with Israeli flags as they tour the iconographic gates and museums. Photographs are taken and reprinted in sepia tone, as if to depict the "Living" visitors in the same circumstances as less fortunate predecessors. After which, the young charges travel to Israel, to participate in the anniversary of Israel's creation. Here is yesterday's article on the MARCH OF THE LIVING 2009 invitation. I reprint it in its entirety because it is comically oblivious to irony. Here the "living" want to memorialize the dead, at the expense of the living. It's a repudiation of hatred, by pretending it is vanquished. Each classic Zionist fallacy is there: 1) to accuse Jews of racism is racism, 2) mankind has suffered no greater evil than the Holocaust, and 3) Auschwitz ergo Israel. Auschwitz march to protest Durban II This year's March of the Living to be held while anti-racism conference convenes in Geneva. Organizers call on all government's to follow US' example, withdraw from gathering and attend march instead Ynetnews The International March of the Living has announced that precisely while many countries will be convening in Geneva for the Durban II gatherings, 10,000 youths—Jewish and non-Jewish—will be at the gates of Auschwitz on Tuesday, April 21, to give the next generation a strong platform to "Say No to Hatred Today." The event will commemorate several important milestone dates: International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 70th anniversary of the beginning of World War II and the 60th anniversary of the ratification of the International Human Rights Declaration. Organizers of the March of the Living saluted the decision of the United States Government to abstain from the planned proceedings in Geneva. “This is a compelling moral position by the US leadership, displaying that hatred and intolerance have no place in international discourse.” said Dr. Shmuel Rosenman, Chairman of the International March of the Living. “We call upon all governments with conscience to follow suit and demonstrate the ultimate repudiation of genocide through participation in the March of the Living 2009 at Auschwitz.” Global call for action As a further means to counter the messages that are expected to emerge from the Geneva event, tens of contemporary victims of genocide, offering a united voice against hatred and persecution, have been invited to

Bishop Williamson must RECANT says Pope

At the behest of the Vatican, Bishop Richard Williamson apologized for offense caused by his statements regarding WWII historical records of the Nazi concentration camps. But Pope Benedict weighed the bishop's statement as insufficient. Now he's demanding a full retraction before he will reconsider the latter's excommunication. Being urged to recant may be a scandal in papal circles, but history buffs and cineasts have only ever seen truth-clinging heretics assailed with cries to "RECANT!" Google it yourself. Oddly this development puts Bishop Williamson in esteemed scientific and theological company. But this is just historical revisionism. Especially aimed against closely held popular beliefs, revisiting the official version of the Holocaust is like backing a losing horse still too early after the "fact." However, has blasphemy ever met with other than an officially disgusted welcome? Certainly the challenging argument only compounds its offense by deeming to compare itself to earlier, now orthodox, heresy. One might well wonder where this episode is leading. Has the Pope been oblivious to the Holocaust issue, as his spokesmen would have us believe, or is the German pontiff deviously reopening the official discussion? As with any reform, leaders may be receptive, but know in the meanwhile that their subjects are the hardest to win over. The brunt of resistance is thus diverted toward the heretic, until the case is made. Only in the movies do champions of the status quo look unbecoming in defeat. In the real world the holdouts are populist champions representing the overwhelming majority of adherents. Bishop Richard Williamson's public statements have caused great offense, and the Pope's recent move to make peace with the renegade Williamson, among others, has reignited the fury of the Bishop's critics. But of what import do non-Catholic opinions have on the subject of how the Vatican administrates its ranks? Surely a bishop's personal, non-religious views, soon return to obscurity. By throwing the ball back in the Bishop's court, Pope Benedict unquestionably directs the media spotlight back on the "question" of the Holocaust. It's hard to imagine that he expects anything other than a firm committed stand by the bishop. What are men of faith but what they believe? At stake is more than the rehabilitation of Bishop Williamson, but the soul of modern Germany. A re-characterization of the Nazi death camps would mean reassessing the collective guilt of Europe's non-Jews. It might also mean a reprieve for the German People whose national identity for generations has been defined by their participation in the most unspeakable of evils. I'm not sure why the Pope's having once been a Hitler Youth is always dismissed out of hand. Although perhaps, for the sake of argument, that's as it should. The Vatican might also gain something themselves by bringing more light to critical analysis of the Holocaust. They could be seeking a possible mitigation of their infamous role in the Nazi genocide. There's no escaping the evidence that the Catholic church collaborated with Hitler. If they can paint his "Final Solution" as

Ward Churchill: Some People Push Back

Here is Ward Churchill's notorious 9/11 "Little Eichmanns" essay, published online September 12, 2001, presented here for archival purposes lest critics think they can silence one of our nation's strongest dissenting voices. Churchill later expanded this piece into a book entitled On the Justice of Roosting Chickens: reflections on the consequences of U.S. imperial arrogance and criminality published by AK Press in 2003. Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens by Ward Churchill When queried by reporters concerning his views on the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November 1963, Malcolm X famously – and quite charitably, all things considered – replied that it was merely a case of "chickens coming home to roost." On the morning of September 11, 2001, a few more chickens – along with some half-million dead Iraqi children – came home to roost in a very big way at the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center. Well, actually, a few of them seem to have nestled in at the Pentagon as well. The Iraqi youngsters, all of them under 12, died as a predictable – in fact, widely predicted – result of the 1991 US "surgical" bombing of their country's water purification and sewage facilities, as well as other "infrastructural" targets upon which Iraq's civilian population depends for its very survival. If the nature of the bombing were not already bad enough – and it should be noted that this sort of "aerial warfare" constitutes a Class I Crime Against humanity, entailing myriad gross violations of international law, as well as every conceivable standard of "civilized" behavior – the death toll has been steadily ratcheted up by US-imposed sanctions for a full decade now. Enforced all the while by a massive military presence and periodic bombing raids, the embargo has greatly impaired the victims' ability to import the nutrients, medicines and other materials necessary to saving the lives of even their toddlers. All told, Iraq has a population of about 18 million. The 500,000 kids lost to date thus represent something on the order of 25 percent of their age group. Indisputably, the rest have suffered – are still suffering – a combination of physical debilitation and psychological trauma severe enough to prevent their ever fully recovering. In effect, an entire generation has been obliterated. The reason for this holocaust was/is rather simple, and stated quite straightforwardly by President George Bush, the 41st "freedom-loving" father of the freedom-lover currently filling the Oval Office, George the 43rd: "The world must learn that what we say, goes," intoned George the Elder to the enthusiastic applause of freedom-loving Americans everywhere. How Old George conveyed his message was certainly no mystery to the US public. One need only recall the 24-hour-per-day dissemination of bombardment videos on every available TV channel, and the exceedingly high ratings of these telecasts, to gain a sense of how much they knew. In trying to affix a meaning to such things, we would do well to remember the wave of elation that swept America at

A look at the American ‘Peace’crat friends of the people of Zimbabwe

In an open letter to Barack Obama erroneously titled an Open Letter to the People of Zimbabwe, primarily members and close circles of the Workers World Party and some Black Democrats, too, have signed onto a letter that correctly spells out what economic sanctions promoted by Washington and London have actually done... 'These cruel sanctions for almost a decade have caused massive unemployment, malnourishment, hyperinflation, deeper poverty, lack of health care and fuel, the deterioration of the infrastructure and much more. A recent cholera epidemic that has claimed the lives of thousands could have been prevented if water purification chemicals had not been banned under the sanctions.' They go on to spell out that they are in fact war crimes and a form of slow genocide against the Zimbabwean Black population. Right on! However there is more to this petition than just meets the eye, and Glen Ford takes a look at that in his own challenge to the very signers of 'The Open Letter' mentioned above. A Challenge to ‘Radical' and ‘Pan-Africanist' Obamites who signed 'The Open Letter'. In it he discusses the character flaws of one section of the 'Peace'crats, the Black Community ones. We here in Colorado Springs see these exact same flaws in the local White Community 'Peace'crat people. Check out Glen Ford's commentary and see just exactly what I mean?

Norman Finkelstein dissects the current Israeli military disinformation dope

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS" is a quasi US government operation that promotes political disinformation around the globe. Norman Finkelstein has brilliantly dissected their most recent campaign of disinformation on behalf of the Israeli Military terrorist machine that the Pentagon uses so often in its own brand of State Terrorism. Remember Henry Kissinger's terrorism against Cambodia? I do. Israel's latest rampage through Gaza was small beans in comparison. Kissinger was the architect of a true genocide of horrible dimensions in SE Asia, and he did it on behalf of Uncle Sam. CSIS shows their true colors in honoring Kissinger with a special department all his own. Are they Holocaust deniers? I definitely think so.

Denise was Mitch was Mary was Ronald

Etc, etc. Lest comment responses be perceived to address a fresh GIYUS, hasbara, cyber-friend of Israel. "They" parrot the same Internet Megaphone IDF propaganda talking points: Gaza is not occupied, there was no genocide, Israel's birthright to exist is a moot point, Zionism is neither racism nor Apartheid, anti-Arab Professor Bernard Lewis, the greenhouses gifted by Israel, CAMERA articles, etc. UPDATE: The original title of this post was: Denise was Mitch was Mary was Ronald Now: Alex is Walid is Peter is Allan is Ali is Sean is Denise... Our Newark NJ gender switching Bob & Carol & Tom & Alice just jumped [back] from IP 96.242 to 71.187. Posters, notice the comment IP when you reply to "Denise" or his next impersonation. Part of the Megaphone strategy is to project a multitude of voices indignant about accusations leveled at Israel. "Denise Cohen"                            71.187.138.56 + 96.242.105.155 "Mitch Horace"                                                   96.242.105.155 "Ronald Goff"       71.187.135.202 + 71.187.139.75 + 96.234.113.207 "Ellie Bloch"         71.187.135.202 "Kevin Greenough" 71.187.135.202 "Andrew Schiffman"                       71.187.139.75 "Morton Perelman"                         71.187.139.75 + 96.234.104.119 "Tom Ely"                                                          96.234.104.119 "Alicia Kirsch"                                                     96.234.101.120 "Grace Cohen"                                                    96.234.101.120 "Claire Short"                                                     96.234.101.120 "Mary Walters"       71.187.141.32                       + 96.234.107.159 UPDATE: "Ali Duran"         193.200.150.45 + 71.187.138.56 "Sean Dobson"     193.200.150.45 + 71.187.138.56 "Peter Krieger"     193.200.150.26 "Walid Ashwari"    193.200.150.29 "Allan Faver"       193.200.150.167 "Alex Shamir"      193.200.150.167 "Melissa Cook"                         71.187.138.56 "David Stengler"                       71.187.128.24 In this case, ONE voice UNITED in the guise of too many. It may be only cricket to give "Denise" our ear. Can we hope he/she will develop some intellectual honesty? Looking forward, here are some of the alerts which GIYUS and partners are circulating for troll support: 2009-02-15 U.S. now sees Iran as pursuing nuclear bomb Little more than a

Gaza is not the Holocaust that the Jews suffered in the Warsaw Ghetto of WWII

"Pointing out that the suffering endured by Gazans is not comparable in scope to the Holocaust or other well-known genocides, does not diminish it. However, it is crucial to provide accurate historical context to the current conflict, for two reasons. If Gaza is today's Warsaw, then Palestinians have no hope. "Firstly, the use of highly charged historical comparisons that do not hold up to scrutiny unnecessarily weakens the Palestinian case against the occupation. In a propaganda war in which Palestinians have always struggled to compete, handing Israel's supporters the gift of inaccurate or exaggerated comparisons does not help this struggle, particularly not in Israel and the US, the two most important battlegrounds in this conflict." --excerpted from a commentary of Mark LeVine published by Al Jazeera titled Gaza is no Warsaw Ghetto

Was Sharon quote really not genuine?

Are quotes being fraudulently attributed to Israeli ministers (as NMT's indignant Israeli PR visitors are insisting)? We decided to look into the Ariel Sharon "fabrication" about who controls of America. Let's just say our hasbara critics are going to wish they'd tempered their indignation. In the process, we found more indecorous pronouncements, which we've included with direct attributions from the Israeli press. Tokhis oyfn tish. Did Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon say "I control America," or words to such effect? It turns out this has been made a bone of contention since the alleged rebuke to Foreign Minister Shimon Peres in October 2001. The Israeli PR website CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) has been accusing Arab-sympathetic Washington Report, (Washington Report on Middle East Affairs -WRMEA) of orchestrating this story. The quote was picked up by the international press from Chicago Tribune syndicated columnist Georgie Anne Geyer, who had attributed it to having been reported on Israeli radio station Kol Yisrael. CAMERA claimed that Kol Yisrael denied having aired the quote. But Geyer could not discount the veracity of her multiple Israeli sources, whether or not they heard it on the radio or at the meeting, but the veteran journalist stood by her longstanding contacts. Under a coordinated barrage of LTE complaints by CAMERA, the Chicago Tribune issued this clarification on June 14, 2002: "[the quote was] widely reported in the Palestinian press but cannot be confirmed in independent sources. Geyer and Universal Press Syndicate regret not having attributed the quote more specifically." Hardly an admission of "fabrication," as CAMERA and this site's hasbara propagandists are lauding. And whether Sharon said it or not, Senator Fullbright, or Secretary of State John Foster Dulles had already spelled that notion out for posterity. Perhaps Prime Minister Olmert's recent claim to have interrupted George Bush mid-speech, to command Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to stand down on a United Nations vote condemning the recent Gaza attack, proves Israel's influence, more loudly than pronouncing it. But a statement about who claims to control whom, pales in comparison to what some Israeli ministers have voiced about their military objectives in Gaza. They remind me of American commanders, utterly oblivious to the Geneva Conventions. Matan Vilnai Here's what Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai famously told Army Radio last year: "The more Qassam fire intensifies and the rockets reach a longer range, they will bring upon themselves a bigger 'Shoah' because we will use all our might to defend ourselves." SHOAH is the Hebrew word for Holocaust; itself a word zealously trademarked by Zionists internationally to mean only the genocide perpetrated by the Nazis against the Jews. Israeli PR damage-control immediately jumped in to assert that by 'Shoah,' Vilnai had meant 'disaster,' the word's original definition. (Would that be like asking Americans to believe that when Rudy Giuliani brings up 911, he's talking about dialing emergency?) Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter at weekly cabinet meeting Sunday, Jan 20, 2008: “the government must instruct the IDF to eliminate the rocket fire from Gaza entirely.

Please stop feeding the trolls

Could there be some wisdom to that internet adage? Maybe you find it amusing, and easy as shooting fish in a barrel, but this goading of the Israeli PR hacks is not pretty. We are being visited by organized spin- spammers, who are flooding the comments with their marching-order talking-points. And there's a lot to spin: criminal military acts, war crimes, a deliberate program of genocide, and Israeli leaders continuously voicing aloud their outrageous racist intent, confident that their media PR machine in the US will run interference. Maybe we should have these visitors register as foreign lobbyists. Maybe we have to create a special comment section for double speak. But clearly there's no beating them at this game. They're paid. Their job is to keep us occupied. If our strategy is to draw down THEIR resources, let's find a forum on their turf to sully with such base inarticulate debate. Why muddy this site with their fake-truth, diversionary "facts?" This is no Zionist conspiracy. It's an organized PR campaign, financed by US aid to Israel, and it comprises Holocaust Remembrance, preemptive "anti-defamation" rules, a convenient accusatory "Anti-Semitism" panic button, powerful lobby groups, and a security service propaganda arm. What kind of legitimate argument needs to make its "denial" illegal?! I know it's quite amusing to see them scramble all these half-assed arguments, but it makes for dreadful reading. Let's concentrate on posts, and outcry, and ignore the trolls. There's a lot to decry, the damning evidence in Gaza is simply dripping off Israel's bloody hands. Let the IDF spam, let them direct readers to their propaganda sites. It doesn't matter. Their role as apologists and legal wranglers for Israel's illegal conquest and ethnic cleansing of the Holy Land becomes clearer enough, the more they open their false mouths. They will leave an electronic trail with which they will fashion their own noose.

Uri Avnery- the Noam Chomsky of Israel

Noam Chomsky is now widely recognized world wide as America's most prominent dissident, and that is exactly the same role that Uri Avnery plays in being seen world wide as Israel's most prominent dissident. Following is Uri Avnery speaking about the role of the Israeli military's house rabbis in the commission of war crimes by the 'Jewish State'. 'In the last decades, the state-financed religious educational system has churned out “rabbis” who are more like medieval Christian priests than the Jewish sages of Poland or Morocco. This system indoctrinates its pupils with a violent tribal cult, totally ethnocentric, which sees in the whole of world history nothing but an endless story of Jewish victimhood. This is a religion of a Chosen People, indifferent to others, a religion without compassion for anyone who is not Jewish, which glorifies the God-decreed genocide described in the Biblical book of Joshua.' His entire comments about Israel's most recent war crimes committed in Gaza can be read in his most recent essay, Black Flag.

Catholic Church ‘imprudence’

Holocaust- denying bishop expresses regret and sends letter to Vatican saying his remarks were 'imprudent' There is only one thing to do with these imprudent Catholics and that is to take them out! After all, Iran's Ahmadinejad does not head up a religion that helped kill 6,000,000 Jews and countless others that were not Jewish in their concentration camps. But the Pope does! Many of the WW2 fascists were Catholics and the Catholic Church supported the Fascist Movement of that time, including the current Pope. They did it once and they certainly might do it again! So it's time for the Jewish State to deal with those who committed the Holocaust, and are now denying that there even was much of a Holocaust against the Jews. This church, the Catholic, also harbors large numbers of pedophiles within it and enables them to prey on small children. Surely it is the job of the Israeli Jewish State to selectively attack the Holocaust deniers in places like Rome and elsewhere they inhabit? A few kids here and there might be mistakenly injured but that often happens in noble causes! But wait? There is one big problem, is there not? The Catholics still have a lot of fire power coming from God. Sure, they haven't too many combat divisions, but the Catholic Church certainly has more power than say?... the landless Palestinian refugees do! Maybe the Jewish State would get beat, even with all its DIME weaponry and White phosphorus, which they use in purely a legal manner I have been assured, over and over and over again. So even if the Catholic Church was responsible for an ACTUAL Holocaust (no-no-no!!!! Adolph did that, Tony!), the Jewish State shall just live alongside in peace with the Pope and his friends? And I thought that they were tough guys, didn't you? I thought that they had inherited the spirit of the Warsaw Ghetto Resistance? Maybe I was wrong? Oh, well... but it sure would be nice if the Holocaust committing Catholic Church was driven into the Mediterranean Sea but for good. Some genocides are better than others IMO. Plus, that now Vatican property could make some nice Jewish Holocaust survivor a nice and safe place to live peacefully and with love.

NAZI ISRAEL PREPARING FOR “FINAL SOLUTION”

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, when Israeli Jews celebrate the genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians they stole the "land of Israel" from. Can the world survive the NAZI State of Israel? Why Israel is bad for the Jews. Not that Israel gives a damn about Jews outside its borders. How Israel created Hamas. The hanged Mussolini, didn't they? UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak told CNN in an interview on Monday that they have enough evidence to try Donald Rumsfeld for war crimes. 40,000 Americans a day are now losing their jobs, and all the GOP can think about is more tax cuts for the filthy-rich. Demon Democrats. Hope for justice and peace in the Middle East died this morning, as AIPAC puppet and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared that Israel has a right to commit genocide if Hamas sends a bottle rocket over the border. Never forget: Terrorism did not exist in the Middle East until the Zionists introduced it to steal the "land of Israel" from the Palestinians.

US ruling class tries to put new lipstick on its pig

Banks crashed on the day of CHANGE that isn't change, and the ruling class tried to put new lipstick on its pig. No major bank was spared the carnage as Bank of America's shares plunged 29 percent; Citigroup's 20 percent, and State Street Corp., which reported sharply lower earnings, saw its shares plummet 59 percent. "The financial stocks got murdered," said Jack A. Ablin, chief investment officer at Harris Private Bank in Chicago. "They were basically cut in half." See the AP... Banks sink deeper into crisis on Obama's first day Obama is now the newest lipstick to this pig, the same old US military-industrial-governmental complex. Obama doesn't have either a plan nor a clue. What he does have is the backing of the US ruling class elite and that is why he is in office today, and none of that has to do with a 'new movement' yet arising. All his (their) empty rhetoric is now about to come totally stripped off his Hawaiian toned body, and his groupies may now cheer but the final result will be quite grim for all soon to see. All that this Barack Brand Lipstick really has to offer is yet more and more attempted cosmetic sales for a decaying, disintegrating global economic system of war and poverty, racism and genocide. There is no agenda for change in the making in the US of today. The population remains passively accepting of any sort of new cruelty offered up by its own ruling class to all others in the world, as somehow they still think that that will continue to salvage some sort of world for themselves by doing so? All we can do for the moment is wait and see if some new awakening will begin to come forth, though it appears that first total disintegrating disaster must gain the reign supreme. Americans still just don't want to change nor have CHANGE come about. And until they might, we will continue to plummet all into the abyss. Sorry, but one just cannot prettify much this new lipstick on the same old pig. It simply really is the same old stuff as before, and while we expect lots of prettifying of it in the press, some minor efforts to do away with some of the worst, and lots of talk, the reality of capitalist worldwide depression will soon hit. Then the real suffering will actually begin. We are in a complete economic down spin now and Pilot Barack will not be laying us down lightly into the Hudson River on this one.

Zionism is Nazism with a yarmulke

Israel plans propaganda offensive, to convince the world that they were the victims of the Gaza genocide! Visualize Nuremberg. Israel warns top military officers not to travel abroad, as they might be subject to arrest for war crimes and crimes against humanity over the genocide in Gaza. NeoNazi Zionist rally in NYC calls for "wiping out" the Palestinian people. The only real difference between Israel and Nazi Germany, is Nazi Germany only lasted 12 years. Should the US Pull the Plug on Israel? by Chuck Spinney They hanged Mussolini, didn't they? If Obama ignores the crimes of the past, the GOP will just repeat them in 8 years. "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." --Mohandas Gandhi I was tempted to headline today's page with WE SURVIVED GEORGE W. BUSH, but sadly there are all too many of us just barely hanging on. How many of us will survive the disastrous course of the Bush administration remains to be seen. I'm cynical about Obama (having once been fooled into believing in Bill Clinton), but secretly I do desperately hope that he can change American politics. Excerpts from Thomas McCullock's Jan 20 notes, thomasmc.com.

ZIONISM IS TERRORISM!

"The current Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the continuing guilt among gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians. My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town. A German soldier shot her dead in her bed. My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza." --Sir Gerald Kaufman, Jewish member of British Parliament Jewish protesters shut down Israeli consulate in Los Angeles in support of Gaza. Qatar and Mauritania expel Israeli diplomats and cut all diplomatic ties over NAZI genocide in Gaza. PictorIal: Germany 1940 = Israel 2009? You decide. Demonic Nazis use 9 year old boy for target practice. Reich-wing terrorist Hal Turner threatens to attack crowds at inauguration! Clueless. Obama says Bush was "a nice guy." The Satanic Party: RNC Chair candidate Blackwell (the guy who helped Bush steal the '04 election in Ohio) says GOP must block economic recovery, to help Republicans' chances in the next election. America organizes going away tribute for George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Excerpts from Thomas McCullock's Jan 19 notes, thomasmc.com.

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