The Shame of the Nation: A Collective Perversion

Submitted by Stephen Lendman on Tue, 24/10/2006 - 12:36

- by Stephen Lendman

The daily headlines about a single congressman's online pedophiliac behavior obscure the greater issue of a nation off its moorings and afflicted by the collective perversion of defiling the foundational equity and justice-for-all letter and spirit of what the nation long-claimed to stand for but no longer does if it ever did. Nearly everyone in the administration, Congress and courts share the collective guilt and shame and by their actions destroyed Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address "resolve....that this nation....shall have a new birth of freedom (in a) "government of the people, by the people, for the people (that) shall not perish from the earth."

- by Stephen Lendman

Years from now, Lynne F. Stewart's name will be spoken of with even greater reverence than it is today. On October 17, this courageous and redoubtable soft-spoken civil rights defense lawyer was vindicated in the same Foley Square New York federal courtroom where Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were unjustly framed, convicted and sentenced to death in April, 1951 in an act of state-sponsored vengeance for the crime of conspiracy to violate the Espionage Act. It was done in that earlier age of hysteria in the name of national security against an invented threat of that era that didn't exist.

National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons

Submitted by Editor on Fri, 20/10/2006 - 23:32

Electronic Newsletter, October, 2006


Address to the United Nations: Rise Up Against the Empire

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 01/10/2006 - 15:47

By Hugo Chavez Frias, President of Venezuela

Representatives of the governments of the world, good morning to all of you. First of all, I would like to invite you, very respectfully, to those who have not read this book, to read it.

Noam Chomsky, one of the most prestigious American and world intellectuals, Noam Chomsky, and this is one of his most recent books, 'Hegemony or Survival: The Imperialist Strategy of the United States.'" (Holds up book, waves it in front of General Assembly.) "It's an excellent book to help us understand what has been happening in the world throughout the 20th century, and what's happening now, and the greatest threat looming over our planet.

The News Report, Special Article - September 30 2006

Submitted by Editor on Sat, 30/09/2006 - 17:14

In Case I Disappear

I have been told a thousand times at least, in the years I have spent reporting on the astonishing and repugnant abuses, lies and failures of the Bush administration, to watch my back. "Be careful," people always tell me. "These people are capable of anything. Stay off small planes, make sure you aren't being followed." A running joke between my mother and me is that she has a "safe room" set up for me in her cabin in the woods, in the event I have to flee because of something I wrote or said.

I always laughed and shook my head whenever I heard this stuff. Extreme paranoia wrapped in the tinfoil of conspiracy, I thought. This is still America, and these Bush fools will soon pass into history, I thought. I am a citizen, and the First Amendment hasn't yet been red-lined, I thought.

Matters are different now.

You know its strange hey, we in Australia, have already started inquiries into things like the AWB kickbacks to saddam, and we are here wanting to sort it out as quick as possible, but even though Australia has done wrong, I don’t see the likes of the USA doing any investigations of their own on their home turf specially when it was the USA that started the war in Iraq in the first place. (the US president is quick to point the finger at other people other than himself)

It seems people are to laxed over the president of the usa and are still letting him rule with all the incompetent things he has done and said and decided, It also gets to me how the UN is not doing a thing to bring to justice what the USA president has already done (as in war crimes)…

[corp-focus] Elmo Will Not Absolve You

Submitted by Webmaster on Thu, 28/09/2006 - 11:47

- By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

Just returned from a run around the National Mall.

Party tents are going up.

Getting ready for the National Book Festival on Saturday.

Hosted by the Library of Congress.

Sponsored by Target and AT&T.

And starring Laura Bush.

You will be seeing a lot of Laura Bush in the next couple of days.

Talking with authors.


Hanging out with kids.

It's just a nice cover for the killing.

We wanted to know more about the National Book Festival.

So, we went to the Library of Congress web site.

And we registered in the press area.

Premier Peter Beattie said this afternoon that he had established a high level Response Team to provide advice to State Cabinet on the findings by the Acting State Coroner regarding the death of Mulrunji.

Editors note: Mulrunjl died in the custody of the Queensland police on Palm Island off Townsville. This action caused a huge riot on the island.

Judges denying Juries

Submitted by Webmaster on Sun, 17/09/2006 - 13:09

Dear Fellow Australians,

This coming Monday in the NSW Supreme Court, Sydney, there will be a repeat of the current practice of Australian Judges to deny Australians their inalienable and constitutional Right to Trial by Jury. Of course, they are breaking the law and they don't care. I have tried to arrest one such Judge recently and he had his thugs (the Sheriff's Officers) remove me from the Court. Then he had 2 of the men in the Public Gallery, who were wearing the T-shirts ("TRIAL BY JURY IS DEMOCRACY"), arrested - even now John Bauskis is still in Silverwater Prison and not due for release until Tuesday the 19th....it would be appreciated if he had a few Patriots at the gates when he comes out.

Human Rights Defenders/Lawyers threatened in West Papua

Submitted by Webmaster on Sat, 02/09/2006 - 19:00

The lawyers for Nelson Rumbiak and other accused West Papuans have been intimidated by the attorney general who has reported them to the police. The attorney general has accused the legal team of behavior that was insulting to the state.

Paula Makabory of the West Papuan human rights organisation, ELSHAM (Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy) says 'it seems there is no guarantee for human rights defenders or legal people in West Papua even though they are simply trying to defend people as is their right under the law'.

The lawyers have been defending accused Papuans who are being charged with involvement in the demonstrations which took place in Abepura in March of this year against the Freeport mine.



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