Politics

The following comments relate to the Henry Makow article "Chinese Secret Society
Challenges Illuminati", posted at the following links:

http://www.rense.com/general77/chinsec.htm
OR
http://altnews.com.au/drop/node/7068

For anyone who is interested in hearing the Rense Program's interview with this guy, here is the download link (MP3 file , 26.2 Mb - nearly 2 hours ):

http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/rense/special/rense_Benjamin_Fulford_07050...

The Long Ordeal of Sami Al-Arian

Submitted by Stephen Lendman on Fri, 06/04/2007 - 15:31

Civil and Human Rights Advocate and Political Prisoner
Sami al Arian AP Photo by Chris O'Meara - by Stephen Lendman

Sami Al-Arian is one of many dozens, likely hundreds, of political prisoners in the US today but is noteworthy because of his high-profile status and as an especially egregious example of persecution and injustice in post-9/11 America with its climate of state-induced fear and resulting repression with special targeting of Latino immigrants and all Muslims characterized as "Islamofascists" because of their faith and ethnicity. One of them is Dr. Sami Al-Arian - Palestinian refugee, scholar, academic, community leader, civic activist and advocate for freedom and justice for his people imprisoned since February, 2003 on trumped up charges explained below even after a jury exonerated him on eight of the false 17 charges against him, all the ones relating to violence and terrorism, and remained deadlocked 10 - 2 in favor of acquittal on the other nine. More on this below.

The Racist War on Immigrants

Submitted by Stephen Lendman on Thu, 29/03/2007 - 15:41

Remember Liberty links to 'The US war against immigrants in their fight for equal justice.' by Stephen Lendman- by Stephen Lendman

Emma Lazarus' memorable words on Lady Liberty's pedestal once had meaning as a new nation grew. No longer in a country hostile to the tired, the poor, the huddled masses, the wretched refuse, the homeless and many others not making the grade in a white supremacist Judeo-Christian state worshiping wealth and privilege. No welcome sign is out for the unwanted poor and desperate. At best, they're ignored to subsist on their own. At worst, they're scorned and abused, exploited and discarded like trash or labeled "terrorists" in a post-9/11 world of mass witch-hunt roundups aimed at Muslims because of their faith or country of origin and Latinos coming north to survive the fallout from NAFTA's destructive effects on their lives.

Our leaders skuttle our kids futures

Submitted by anne goddard on Wed, 28/03/2007 - 17:04

Bob Brown (Green's) motion endorsing the Australian Council of Trade Unions' action plan on climate change was voted down by Labor and the Coalition in the Senate on Monday the 26th of March.

I am particularly disappointed in the Democrats (who say that they are in power to help keep the B's honest), who abstained from voting.

The ACTU's motion reads:
That the Senate endorses the climate change action plan proposed by the Australian Council of Trade Unions, including its call for:

  1. government subsidies for energy efficient retrofitting of buildings;
  2. mandatory green building codes
  3. large-scale reuse of treated effluent
  4. improved vehicle fuel efficiency
  5. greater use of shipping to cute greenhouse gas emissions
  6. the right to reject work which harms the environment
  7. a mandatory renewable energy target of 10 per
    cent, as called for by the Greens in 2002

Hasan Nasrullah website is full with all information about middle east news. Its best news website at the moment in whole middle east. Hasan Nasrullah news site only select very selected and major news.

US out of Iraq, hands off Iran

Submitted by Anti-imperialis... on Thu, 22/03/2007 - 06:14

//www.brushtail.com.au/- by the Party of Labour of Iran (Toufan)

Anti-imperialist Camp Editor's note: We do not believe that there is a strong rivalry between the US and its European allies especially not on Iran. The difference between the US and the EU is the same as between the US neo-cons and US realists. It is a question of differences over how to keep imperialist power best in place.

Stop the war!
No sanctions, no bombs against Iran
(Ed: Photo courtesy of http://www.brushtail.com.au/ )

The US has, directly after its occupation of Iraq, been building up several military bases close to the Iranian border.

The US has made repeated demands on the Iranian government to accommodate to US policies concerning the "new American order". Replacement of the regimes in Iraq, North Korea and Iran is, and has been, part of the Bush doctrine. Right now, as the US has failed in Iraq, its war-mongering against Iran is on the increase. The US has now dispatched two aircraft carriers to the Gulf of Persia and placed 50 warships just off the Iranian coast.

Profile of speakers Chianciano conference

Submitted by Anti-imperialis... on Thu, 22/03/2007 - 05:56

- by Anti-imperialist Camp

At the 'International Conference With the Resistance', for a Just Peace in the Middle East to be held at Chianciano Terme, Province of Siena, Italy Saturday 24 / Sunday 25 March, 2007

WALEED AL MODALLAL
was born in Gaza in 1963. Currently he is assistant professor for political science at the Islamic university of Gaza. He studied in Gaza, Cairo and Bradford, England, where he also graduated. His PhD thesis treat the Israeli settlements in Jerusalem from 1948 to 2002.

A Review of John Ross' Zapatistas

Submitted by Stephen Lendman on Thu, 22/03/2007 - 05:39

Cover Zapatistas by John Ross- by Stephen Lendman

John Ross is a Latin American correspondent and activist who's been living in and writing about Mexico for nearly four decades turning out some of the most important and incisive analysis of events there of anyone covering the country, its history, politics and people. Few writers anywhere make the country come alive like he can. He lives among the people and knows them well including Zapatista leader Subcommandante Marcos who may have given Ross his first ever interview.

Ross has written eight books of fiction and non-fiction and is one of the few surviving Beat poets with nine chapbooks of poetry in and out of print, the latest of which is due out soon called Bomba. He's also been called a new John Reed (who wrote the classic 10 Days that Shook the World on the Russian Revolution) covering a new Mexican revolution playing out around the country from its most indigenous, impoverished South in Chiapas and Oaxaca to the streets of its capital in Mexico City.

4 Years too long! Bring the Troops Home!

Submitted by Green Left Weekly on Fri, 16/03/2007 - 07:40

IRAQ: Four years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, the country is wracked by ongoing and escalating violence. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have died, according to a study published in the respected British medical journal The Lancet in October.

The corporate media's coverage of the Iraq conflagration has focused only on reports of sectarian violence between Sunni and Shiite Iraqis. This violence is stripped of political context and conflated with the post-invasion surge in common criminality and the brutality of US and US-controlled proxy forces to obscure the roots of the ongoing bloodshed. The media presents the greatest threat to Iraqis as not being the occupation but other Iraqis and therefore, the logic goes, the occupation's end. Sectarian violence is today the key justification espoused by Washington for maintaining US troops in Iraq.

Fake Congressional Opposition to War

Submitted by Stephen Lendman on Fri, 16/03/2007 - 07:37

- by Stephen Lendman

The US electorate sent a clear, unequivocal message in the November mid-term elections. End the Iraq war and bring home the troops. Many supporting war in the 109th Congress lost out to more moderate voices taking over their seats because voters want change and expect new faces to deliver starting with the top issue on voters' minds in recent polls - Iraq. A majority of the public demands it, protests and heated rhetoric continue building over it, and the Congress is about to disappoint again proving getting into war is easy but even an act of Congress can't get us out because doing nothing is less risky than taking a stand against the prevailing view in Washington.

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