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Are you brave enough to watch ? Salee Story

Le réveil des consciences (ndlr)

jeudi 2 août 2007

The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself : Jane Addams

Justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere : Martin Luther King, Jr. : 1929-1968

There are particular moments in public affairs when the people, stimulated by some irregular passion, or some illicit advantage, or misled by the artful misrepresentations of interested men, may call for measures which they themselves will afterwards be most ready to lament and condemn. In these critical moments, how salutary will be the interference of some temperate and respectable body of citizens, in order to check the misguided career and to suspend the blow meditated by the people against themselves, until reason, justice and truth can regain their authority over the public mind : James Madison. Federalist No. 63.
The fetters imposed on liberty at home have ever been forged out of the weapons provided for defense against real, pretended, or imaginary dangers from abroad : James Madison

Don’t be taken in when they paternally pat you on the shoulder and say that there’s no inequality worth speaking of and no more reason to fight because if you believe them they will be completely in charge in their marble homes and granite banks from which they rob the people of the world under the pretence of bringing them culture. Watch out, for as soon as it pleases them they’ll send you out to protect their gold in wars whose weapons, rapidly developed by servile scientists, will become more and more deadly until they can with a flick of the finger tear a million of you to pieces : Jean-Paul Marat (May 24, 1743 - July 13, 1793), was a Swiss-born scientist and physician


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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In America’s War On Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’sWar On Iraq 3653

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Are you brave enough to watch ?

Salee Story

2 Minute Video

The failure of the media to tell stories such as Salee’s has deprived the American people of the ability make informed judgments about US foreign policy. Click to view


The Liberator

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

An agreement was struck with OPEC to price oil in U.S. dollars exclusively for all worldwide transactions. This gave the dollar a special place among world currencies and in essence « backed » the dollar with oil. In return, the U.S. promised to protect the various oil-rich kingdoms in the Persian Gulf against threat of invasion or domestic coup.


Impeachment as Political Solution to Iraq War

By James Rothenberg

Improperly framing Iraq as a war benefits those responsible for it and obscures the clearest path to a saner future. If instead Iraq was framed as the armed assault that it was (billed as « Shock and Awe »), there is a logical, expedient political solution at our disposal - impeachment.


Who owns you ?

George Carlin - 3 Minute Video :

The game is rigged ! Nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care.


Congress Eyes Pay Raise For Itself

By Rob Hotakainen

After raising the minimum wage by 70 cents an hour this week, many members of Congress are ready to give themselves a pay increase of roughly $4,400 per year. That would take their annual salaries to nearly $170,000.


European Hypocrisy

A Palestinian View

By Saifedean Ammous

The tragic aspect of Europe’s policy with regard to Palestine today is not just that is practically indistinguishable from the policy of the US, but that it comes bundled with great self-righteousness and an unshakable belief that it is not only the correct policy, but is also vastly morally superior to anything anyone else is doing. The financial aid provided by Europe is the major rationale supporting this smugness.


Iraq : At least 13 killed in another bloody day of U.S. occupation :

Police retrieved the bodies of six people, shot and tortured, from the Tigris River in the city of Kut, 170 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad


Britain will take troops out of Iraq regardless of US, says PM :

Gordon Brown has paved the way for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq by telling George Bush he would not delay their exit in order to show unity with the United States.


Iraqi president tries to save government :

Iraq’s Kurdish president was fighting Tuesday to save the Shiite-dominated government from possible collapse, wheedling key Sunni Arab politicians to set aside threats to quit the Cabinet and counseling the prime minister to « seriously consider » their demands.


Kurdish leader warns of ’civil war’ over Kirkuk :

The leader of Iraq’s Kurdish region warned Tuesday of a « real civil war » If the central government does not implement a constitutional clause on the future of Kirkuk, the oil-rich city claimed by the Kurds.,7340,L-3432211,00.html


Iraq : Army chief resigns, report :

The Iraqi army chief of staff, Babaker Zebari, has tendered his resignation to the prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, according to a report on Kurdish news portal Bayamunir. Zebari reportedly told the site that he had taken the decision « as a sign of protest at the attitude of the prime minister and his continuing meddling in the work of the head of the armed forces. »


« Violence has destroyed my family » :

Housekeeper and mother of three Anisah Kaseb, 58, says the relentless violence in Iraq has damaged her family psychologically : Her younger son committed suicide and her daughter now requires psychological help.


U.S. Toll in Iraq Lowest in 8 Months :

The U.S. military said Tuesday that a Marine was killed in fighting west of the capital, bringing the American death toll for July to at least 73 - still the lowest in eight months,,-6818040,00.html


A Little Easier to Occupy from the Air : U.S.

Air Force and Navy aircraft dropped five times as many bombs in Iraq during the first six months of this year as over the first half of 2006, according to official information.


Appeal court quashes media gag over White House meeting :

An attempt to prevent the press from repeating British concerns about US military tactics in Iraq, including the killing of civilians in Falluja and President Bush’s alleged suggestion that the offices of the Arabic satellite TV station al-Jazeera should be bombed, was quashed by the appeal court yesterday.,,2138236,00.html


Rice : Iran Biggest Threat To U.S. Interests In The Middle East :

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has warned that Iran poses the biggest threat to her country’s interests in the Middle East, as she begins an important regional tour on Tuesday aimed at uniting U.S. allies against Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah.


Hamas leader shows documents proving PNA’s corruption :

Mahmoud al-Zahhar, a prominent leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), showed on Tuesday documents verifying that President Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian National Authority (PNA) is corrupted.


Methodists concerned with Israeli occupation :

The New England Conference of the United Methodist Church is advising congregations and individuals to divest their holdings from a wide variety of American corporations that the United Methodists believe support the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.


Fifteen militants killed in fierce Pakistan clashes :

Pakistani troops backed by helicopter gunships killed 15 pro-Taliban militants in intense fighting in a troubled tribal zone bordering Afghanistan on Tuesday, the army said.


Kabul : Suicide bomber hits coalition convoy :

A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a convoy of US-led coalition troops on the outskirts of Kabul today, leaving up to seven civilians and three soldiers wounded, Afghan officials said.


Taliban set new deadline after killing second South Korean hostage :

The hardline Islamic militia wants the government to free at least eight Taliban prisoners in Afghan jails, a demand negotiators have rejected.


Invasion, what invasion ? Sorry tale of CIA bungles :

THE CIA thought it had a scoop in 1994. Its friends in the Guatemalan Army were bugging the bedroom of Marilyn McAfee, the US envoy to the country, whom they regarded as suspect because she was fighting human rights abuses by the regime.


Security hearings called « Kafkaesque » :

Terrorism suspects held under virtual house arrest in Britain suffer « Kafkaesque » treatment in special courts that review secret evidence against them, a committee of legislators said on Monday.


British students jailed for possessing « extremist » literature :

Such is the atmosphere created by politicians and the media after the attempted terror bombings in London and Glasgow earlier this month that there was very little opposition in the media to what are police state measures-the jailing of these youths merely for downloading material readily available on the Internet


Paulson : US should boost debt limit :

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Monday said the United States may be unable to pay its bills this fall unless Congress raises the government’s borrowing authority, now capped at $8.965 trillion.


U.S. Foreclosure Filings Surge :

« We could easily surpass 2 million foreclosure filings by the end of the year, which would represent a year-over-year increase of over 65 percent, » said RealtyTrac CEO James J. Saccacio.


Study : More People Expected to Default on Mortgage : Subprime,

« Alt-A », jumbo interest-only and option adjustable-rate mortgages account for about 25 percent of all outstanding mortgage debt - about $2.5 trillion. Of that amount, about $1.4 trillion is at serious risk of default, Zandi says.


Let Us Work Towards Peace & Joy
Tom Feeley

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