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an independent investigation of 9-11 and the war on terrorism
9/11 Prejudice = Contempt Prior to Investigation (Video).
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance — that principle is contempt prior to investigation."
The 11th Anniversary of 9/11
By Paul Craig Roberts. You only have to know two things.
By Dr. Kevin Barrett. New York City asks: What happened to the 1,116 missing 9/11 victims?
By David Ray Griffin. This question has thus far been considered off-limits, not to be raised in polite company, and certainly not in the mainstream media.
9/11 and the Cheney Conspiracy
(Media Mayhem interview with Michael Ruppert - pt. 2/2, 49:23)
9/11: A Conspiracy Theory
(The Colbert Report) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuC_4mGTs98
ReThink911 – The Evidence Might Surprise You
Cynthia McKinney Supports ReThink911, Building 7 Investigation
VIDEO (6:05) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R9hcs9KLpk
Architects and Engineers: Solving the Mystery of WTC 7
VIDEO (15:00) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZEvA8BCoBw
By Gwynne Dyer. “A defeatist position [in Afghanistan] is not possible for us. We cannot leave in our underpants...or without any.” - Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, two years before the Soviets pulled out.
Using A Fake Clash of Civilizations
Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja - "War on Terror" used the false pretext of the 9/11 attacks to pursue its pre-planned wars against the Muslim world.
By FRANKLIN C. SPINNEY - Most Americans do not realize the extent to which the U.S. is becoming involved militarily in the welter of conflicts throughout Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34140.htm
By Glen Ford. “Imperialism with a Black face has been fantastically successful, in Africa.”
Mugabe Victory in Zimbabwe: Dictatorship or Decolonization?
By John Pilger. (An alternative perspective on Mandela) When I reported from
The International People’s Tribunal of Conscience in Paris made its final judgment on May 18, 2009 concluding that the use of dioxin by the US military in Vietnam from 1961 and 1971 was a war crime against humanity.
Agent Orange ingredients found at Okinawa military dumpsite
By Tony Cartalucci - Suspicion grows as Western criticism of Argentina's nationalization and rebuffing of "rules of global finance" sharpens in tandem with street protests.
By Gideon Polya. Thinking the best of Ben Zygier, one would like to believe that having betrayed Australia by becoming a child-killing IDF war criminal and a Mossad spy; he eventually was repelled by complicity in IDF war crimes and his betrayal of Australia.
Australia: Howard ignored advice and went to war in Iraq.
Government's justification for war was not supported by any of it's own agencies' intelligence.
Pine Gap remains an enduring symbol of the unshakeable bond between Australian and US intelligence services. It's a piece of
Australia's Quiet War
VIDEO (14:22) A secret squadron of Australian troops conducting covert operations in Africa has blurred the line between soldiering and spying with potentially disastrous consequences. http://media.theage.com.au/news/national-times/australias-quiet-war-3116868.html
How Thatcher gave Pol Pot a Hand
By John Pilger. Almost two million Cambodians died as a result of Year Zero. John Pilger argues that, without the complicity of the US and Britain, it may never have happened.
“What the US Did to Cambodia Was an Epic Crime”
By Daniel Pye http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article39805.htm
What the Gas Industry Doesn't Want You to Know
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. Natural gas will hasten climate change, poisons the air, land and water, and carries unacceptable risks to our health.
By RT. Barack Obama has signed a bill into law that was written in part by the very billion-dollar corporation that will benefit directly from the legislation.
A Post-Mortem for Our Legal System
By Clay Rossi. There are certain facts that need not be forgotten for the next time (and there will be a next time) big business buys itself judicial immunity from Congress.
Campaigners say that not even the US government can now stop the sale, planting, harvest or distribution of any GM seed.
Fukushima 'not under control' warns TEPCO official
The Japanese government and TEPCO were scrambling to reassure people Friday that they have a lid on Fukushima after a senior utility executive said the nuclear plant was "not under control". http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/13/fukushima-not-under-control-warns-tepco-official/
Iraq's depleted uranium contamination spreads:
The report, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says "The use of DU in populated areas is alarming..."
Drone Warfare's Deadly Civilian Toll: A Very Personal View
By James Jeffrey - I was minutes from ordering a drone strike on a Taliban insurgent – until I realised I was watching an Afghan child at play.
By RT - The news comes just a day after the Pakistani Interior Minister quoted statistics suggesting 80 per cent of people killed in US drone attacks have been civilians.
Horrific Evidence of Bloody 'Video-Game' Sorties by Drone Pilots
By David Rose: Shocking new evidence of the full horrific impact of US drone attacks in Pakistan. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32820.htm
By Glenn Greenwald - The only difference between the Joe Kleins of the world and Osama bin Laden is that they're on different sides.
A White Paper Justification
By Camillo Mac Bica. "This just in: Iran has utilized its newly developed drone capability to execute three members of the Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK), aka the People's Mujahideen of Iran, a terrorist organization responsible for killing and injuring many hundreds of Iranians. The strike took place early Tuesday morning in a suburb outside Cleveland, Ohio.
A Secret Deal on Drones, Sealed in Blood
By Glenn Greenwald. The axiom that political officials abuse their power and lie to the public when operating in the dark is proven yet again.
Editorial By The Crescent. Russia’s position remains unswerving and constantly advancing while the US is pushed into a corner, demonstrating incapacity to react except for condemnations and mere statements.
"Dirty Wars"The Secret Story Behind Obama’s Assassination of Two Americans in Yemen
By Democracy Now! The U.S. has basically outsourced anything vaguely resembling intelligence in Yemen to a network of Saudi spies and to Saudi intelligence.
Two Obamas, Two Classes of Children
By Ralph Nader. Even if households far from war zones are often destroyed in clear violation of the laws of war, the president is not deterred.
Video: Professor Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today's economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American-style capitalism itself.
It's Time to End the Private Fed
By Rand Clifford: $454,393,280,417.03...for the year 2011, that’s how much Americans paid a consortium of twelve private banks for creating dollars out of nothing, and loaning them to the government at interest. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33643.htm
VIDEO - "We are entering the greatest financial crisis the world has ever known."
VIDEO - The reality is often not what we think it is.
By James Petras. As Greece enters the sixth year of Europe’s worst economic depression, with 30% of its labor force unemployed and over 52% of its youth jobless, the entire social fabric is unraveling; suicide rate skyrocketing, and close to 80% of the population is downwardly mobile.
By Jules Peck. Ever increasing economic growth (the rational for capitalism) long since ceased to bring increasing marginal returns to wellbeing. In the ‘rich world’ wellbeing has flat-lined since the 1970s.
By Henry Blodget. This will create a general state of unease among rich depositors throughout the Eurozone.
By Natasha Lennard. During the same period, average income for the top 10 percent of Americans rose by $116,071.
The Confiscation Scheme Planned for US and UK Depositors
By Ellen Brown. Although few depositors realize it, legally the bank owns the depositor’s funds as soon as they are put in the bank. Our money becomes the bank’s, and we become unsecured creditors holding IOUs or promises to pay.
Audio. Prof Michael Hudson engages in a wide ranging analysis of the advantages to wealth that money printing and poor tax policy produce. From China to NY, Latvia to Greece, Spain to Australia this is the news we should be getting!
By Nile Bowie. China’s deepening economic engagement in Africa and its crucial role in developing the mineral sector, telecommunications industry and much-needed infrastructural projects is creating "deep nervousness" in the West.
Attack is the Best Form of Defence
By Alexander GOROKHOV. The US has been using its best endeavours to create a Free Trade Zone with the European Union with a view to finally removing the remaining barriers to the penetration of American capital into Europe and, after engineering the collapse of the euro, to buy up Europe's tastiest morsels using vastly inflated dollars under the pretext of saving the EU's economy.
By Ron Paul. The elites in the EU and IMF have openly talked about using Cyprus as a template for future bank bailouts. This raises the prospect of raids on bank accounts, pension funds, and any investments the government can get its hands on.
What’s Wrong With the Economy And How We Can Fix It
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. A new economy is rising around the world and within the US. We can build this new economy within the Capitalist economy so that it arises and replaces Capitalism.
Why Derivatives Threaten Your Bank Account
By Ellen Brown. All Depositors, Secured and Unsecured, May Be at Risk.
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. The common problem we face is the power of concentrated wealth and monopolistic corporate interests. This has created a crony capitalist economy that uses government to further enrich the wealthy at the expense of the people.
The Secret Rise of 21st Century Democracy
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Truthout / News Analysis
New economies based on greater democratic control, real representation and citizen participation are on the rise. There is much to be learned from countries like Venezuela that break from the Washington Consensus.
When Will The Economy Collapse
VIDEO (12 minutes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0tsUZinrCo8
All Wars Are Bankers' Wars
VIDEO. Written and spoken by Michael Rivero.
The unipolar and multipolar worlds are once more
clashing in Eurasia, this time in the tiny Balkan country of Macedonia. A major
proxy war is unfolding between the US and Russia over this geostrategic state,
and it’s following the exact same patterns of the previous conflicts in Syria
and Ukraine. http://orientalreview.org/2015/05/15/us-russia-round-three-macedonia/
42 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks
A brief and crucial history of the United States (video) http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30620.htm
"Probably the best film ever made about American foreign policy."
America’s Hype over WMD: Five Invasion Plots, Three Continents, Identical Lies - From Panama to Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya and Syria. http://www.globalresearch.ca/five-invasion-plots-three-continents-identical-lies/5316537
The U.S. prepares for military action in Bolivia:
Hillary Clinton Pro-War and Imperialism Record in Bullet Points http://empireslayer.blogspot.com/2013/11/hilary-clinton-pro-war-and-imperialism.html
By Glen Ford Hillary Clinton is a walking profanity – and, thereby, a prime candidate to be the next president of the
Hiroshima and Nagasaki:
American High School Textbooks Perpetuate The Big Lie
By Pat Elder. Americans suffer from a misinformation campaign initially perpetrated by the Truman administration and carried on to this day by high school textbooks that continue to tell the story as if
An Interview With Oliver Stone:
Why the U.S. Was Wrong to Drop Two Atomic Bombs on Japan
By Greg Mitchell. Why are Americans so resistant to having an open mind on the subject of dropping the bomb twice in 1945? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35761.htm
Bombs Bursting in Air: US firebombing and Atomic bombing of Japan
By Glenn Greenwald.
By Stephen Lendman.
Far and away, America's human rights record is the world's worst. No other nation approaches its unprincipled history. Earlier crimes against humanity were largely internal and regional.
By Finian Cunningham. Thanks to the suffering of prisoners at Guantanamo, the world is seeing some shocking home truths about the real nature of American government.
The United Police States of America
By Dave Lindorff. Attorney General Eric Holder, just told Congress that he had no intention of seeking criminal indictments against the nation’s top bankers, despite a wide-spread conviction that they are all guilty of the most massive fraud and theft in the history of the country.
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
By Tom Engelhardt. How many cultures have turned dog collars (and the dogs that go with them), thumbs-up signs over dead bodies, and a mockery of the crucified Christ into screensavers?
In Leaked Court Recording, Army Whistleblower Tells His Story for First Time
AUDIO. By releasing this audio recording, we wish to make sure that the voice of this generation's most prolific whistleblower can be heard—literally—by the world.
By Chris Hedges. “Humanitarian interventionists” studiously ignore our own acts of genocide, first unleashed against Native Americans and then exported to the Philippines and, later, nations such as Vietnam.
Putin signs "undesirable NGOs" Bill into Law.
Internationally acting NGOs have increasingly become “weaponized”, used as tools for supporting political violence and coup d’état by Western or Western allied intelligence services http://nsnbc.me/2015/05/25/putin-signs-undesirable-ngos-bill-into-law-2/
Investigating the New Imperialism
William Bowles. http://www.williambowles.info/
Convenient Myths And Liberal Imperialism
By John Pilger. What is the world’s most powerful and violent “ism”? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32370.htm
An Introduction to the Intellectuals and Institutions of American Imperialism
By Andrew Gavin
By Franklin Lamb. The US-led sanctions violate international humanitarian law due to the negative health effects of the sanctions on the civilian populations. This renders the sanctions illegal under international customary law.
A look at the conservative history.
History of Iran and USA in 10 min
VIDEO - A history of US / Iran relations, may explain the present crisis. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32761.htm
The Long History of Lies about Iran
By Muhammad Sahimi. If the lies about Iraq taught us anything, it is that we must pay attention to the massive campaign of lies about Iran.
Reversing policy, US will sell Israel aerial refueling planes
By Times of Israel staff. Israel will for the first time be permitted to purchase US aerial refueling planes and other ultra-sophisticated military equipment that could prove vital to any Israel strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities.
U.S. Intel Chief Says Iran Isn't Building Nukes.
By Nima Shirazi. In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Director of National Intelligence reaffirmed what the U.S. intelligence community has been saying for years: Iran has no nuclear weapons program, is not building a nuclear weapon and has not even made a decision to do so.
By Peter Oborne. Peter Oborne shows how the West turned down a precious opportunity to resolve the Iranian nuclear crisis eight years ago, and argues that it is western rather than Iranian intransigence that prevents a deal being struck today.
By Finian Cunningham. The present threat of nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula is not really about North Korea or the US-backed South Korean state.
Reversing policy, US will sell Israel aerial refueling planes
By Times of Israel staff. Israel will for the first time be permitted to purchase US aerial refueling planes and other ultra-sophisticated military equipment that could prove vital to any Israel strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Urges White House to Rethink Policy
By DAVID E. SANGER. A panel of former senior American officials, issued a surprisingly critical assessment of American diplomacy toward Iran on Wednesday, urging President Obama to reconsider the likelihood that harsh sanctions will drive Tehran to concessions.
The Horrors of WMD
US, UK ‘Cause Birth Defects in Iraq’
By RT. Between 2007 and 2010 in Fallujah, more than half of all babies surveyed were born with birth defects. Also, over 45 percent of all pregnancies surveyed ended in miscarriage.
Fallujah - The Hidden Massacre
VIDEO - The horrors of "Depleted Uranium".
Video. Panorama reveals how key aspects of the secret intelligence used by Downing Street and the White House to justify the invasion of Iraq were based on fabrication, wishful thinking and lies.
The story of U.S. Exceptionalism in Iraq
By Ajamu Baraka. What the U.S. war on Iraq demonstrated is that in order to maintain their fantasies of continued global dominance, the U.S. and its colonialist allies will resort to naked piracy. But it is not gold trinkets and slaves that are the contemporary booty – it is whole nations.
Girl Blog from Iraq... let's talk war, politics and occupation.
Australia: Howard ignored advice and went to war in Iraq.
The government's justification for war was not supported by any of it's own agencies' intelligence.
Barbarian Rhapsody: Ten Years Deeper Into Hell
By Chris Floyd. I predict that in just a few years we'll be "debating" whether the president has the right to stick the severed heads of "terrorists" on spikes outside the White House.
By Felicity Arbuthnot. Iraq's new dictator is being supported by massive shipments of horrific weapons, while the country remains poor and devastated country, and a covert US re-invasion is under way. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37871.htm
ISRAEL / PALESTINE
By Grace Halsell - http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32697.htm
VIDEO - The colonisation of Palestine fitted well the interests and policies of the British Empire on the eve of the First World War. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33582.htm
VIDEO - Israeli Professor Ilan Pappe reveals the truth about the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.
Who is Richard Falk and What Has He Done?
By Lawrence Davidson: In a sane world this work would make Richard Falk a universally acclaimed defender of justice. But ours is not a sane world.
By Arshad Mohammed and Jonathon Burch
How to End Apartheid in Palestine
VIDEO - Friday 1 February 2013, Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti talked with Amy Goodman, about the Palestinian people's resistance, and the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign.
Video and Transcript. "Let's take Israel/Palestine. I mean, his position is shocking."
The Green Light for Zionism’s Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
By Alan Hart. Before the Zionist state declared itself to be in existence on 14 May 1948, more than 200 Palestinian villages had already been emptied and about 175,000 Palestinians were already refugees. Some had fled in fear; others were expelled by Zionist forces.
Video Documentary. June 8, 1967: USS Liberty attacked by
IF AMERICANS KNEW –
What every American needs to know about Israel/Palestine. http://ifamericansknew.org/
By Dan Glazebrook. Genuine sovereignty would end Israel’s current presumed right to steal Palestinians' land, control their borders, place them under siege, and bomb them at will.
Will the Real Aggressor Please Stand Down?
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers - US political leaders and media pundits trumpet North Korea's recent testing of missiles and nuclear weapons as a great threat. But the US mass media do not tell the whole story.
By Finian Cunningham. No other state on earth has endured a trade embargo or a gamut of diplomatic, financial and economic sanctions more than North Korea. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34242.htm
By Finian Cunningham. Western so-called news media coverage of the escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula is like watching a cross between a bad James Bond movie and a cheap horror flick about flesh-eating zombies.
N. Korea Warns : Danger of Nuclear War on Korean Peninsula
By Korea News Service. On Monday U.S. B-52 strategic bombers - staged a nuclear bomb dropping drill aimed at a surprise nuclear preemptive attack on the DPRK. Their flight defying our repeated warnings clearly proves that the U.S. plan for a nuclear war has entered an uncontrollable phase of practice.
Putting the Squeeze on North Korea
By Gregory Elich. Neither the U.S. nor South Korea is open to dialogue at the present time. Both are bent on exacerbating tensions.
Washington’s “Playbook” on Provoking North Korea
By Stephen Gowans. The White House approved a detailed plan, called ‘the playbook,’ to ratchet up tension with North Korea during the Pentagon’s war games with South Korea.
US Protection Racket Root of Korea Conflict
By Finian Cunningham. The conflict emanates from Washington and is perpetuated by Washington. Why? To justify what would otherwise be seen as simply outrageous US militarism in the Asia Pacific.
By Jay Janson. Following is a short history of homicidal crimes against humanity bitterly suffered in the Land of the Morning Calm.
US Secretly Deploys B-1 Strategic Bombers, E-6 "Doomsday" Planes Near North Korea:
This particular deployment has been kept secret from the public (at least the broader public), "a fact that could be the sign that the U.S. is not only making symbolic moves, but it is preparing for the worst scenario: an attack on North Korea."
US Has A Paranoid Policy Towards North Korea
By William Boardman. The U.S. appears to have a comfortable lead in maintaining delusions of being threatened.
Watch - Video - Bruce Cumings The historical origins of the Korean war, from the early disputes between North and South Korea and then on thru to the more recent history of North Korea. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37079.htm
By Glenn Greenwald. The network's relationships with governments must bear closer examination. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32364.htm
Syria and Iran: Exposing the Lies and Disinformation
VIDEO - Disentangling the lies of the U.S. government and corporate media to destabilize and colonize Syria and Iran.
Stimulating Libertarian Minds One Article At A Time
We watch Fox so you don't have to!
By Margaret Kimberley - Hollywood helps Americans feel good about being part of an empire that kills other peoples at will. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34123.htm
The Media Didn't Fail on Iraq;
Iraq Just Showed We Have a Failed Media
By Jim Naureckas. The real job of the media is not to sprinkle 1 percent truth amidst 99 percent bullshit.
By Robert Parry. Friedman describes every foreign adversary who reacts against U.S. dictates as suffering from various stages of insanity.
By David Edwards. A natural counterpart to the burying of evidence of 'our' embarrassing crimes is the hyping of the crimes of official enemies.
By Melissa Melton. Are large segments of the American public literally walking around in a hypnotic trance? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35813.htm
The All-powerful Cult of Death That Rules
By Doug Valentine. Despite the popular portrayal of the CIA as patriotic guys and girls risking everything to do a dirty job, the typical CIA officer is a sociopath. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36241.htm
Media, Propaganda and
By William Boardman When the military scientists of an advanced technological nation deliberately explode their largest nuclear bomb (and 66 others) over Pacific islands and use the opportunities to study the effects of radiation on nearby native people, which group is best described as "savage"? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37354.htm
By John Pilger – Video. War by journalism, US military's quest for domination/hegemony in the post 9/11 era, false history in the guise of 'objective' journalism. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17944.htm
By Melissa Melton. Are large segments of the American public literally walking around in a hypnotic trance?
The Vineyard of The Saker
The Monsanto Revolution
By Timothy V. Gatto. The government has acted against the welfare of its own people for the personal gain of a corporation.
Food Justice: Monsanto, Factory Farming, and Beyond
By Mickey Z. "The earth is not dying. It is being killed, and the people killing it have names and addresses." http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35124.htm
MIDDLE EAST - General
By Finian Cunningham. In order to determine whether the turmoil in
The U.S. Use of War Pretext Incidents
VIDEO. This documentary was never showed in US.
What America Knows How to Do Best
By Tom Engelhardt
World War III Is Coming And Here's Why!?
VIDEO - The real motives behind the wars of the past two decades.
By Robert Higgs - Anyone who has done even a little reading about the theory and practice of war— has encountered a sentence of the form “War is horrible, but . . . .”
By Professor Francis A. Boyle - Historically this latest eruption of American militarism at the start of the 21st Century is akin to that of America opening the 20th Century by means of the U.S.-instigated Spanish-American War in 1898.
VIDEO Narrated By Sean Penn - This guide to disinformation analyzes American military adventures past and present to reveal striking similarities in the efforts of various administrations to justify, and retain, public support for war.
Using A Fake Clash of Civilizations
By Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja - The US "War on Terror" used the false pretext of the 9/11 attacks to pursue its pre-planned wars against the Muslim world.
By Michael Rivero - VIDEO 43:34
Video Francis Boyle, a professor of international law: “We will keep after Bush and Blair for sure for crimes against peace, war crimes and torture in general.”
Space Warfare and the Future of U.S. Global Power
By Alfred W. McCoy
By Gearóid Ó Colmáin: As NATO and Gulf Co-operation Council terrorists persist in their attempt to destroy the Syrian Arab Republic with car bombs, torture, beheadings and mayhem, the Syrian state has still shown no evidence of imminent collapse.
From El Salvador to Iraq: Washington's man behind brutal police squads: In 2004, with the war in Iraq going from bad to worse, the US drafted in a veteran of Central America's dirty wars to help set up a new force to fight the insurgency. The result:secret detention centres, torture and a spiral into sectarian carnage. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/06/el-salvador-iraq-police-squads-washington
How the US Exported its 'Dirty War' Policy to Iraq – with Fatal Consequences
By Murtaza Hussain. Pentagon officials at the highest levels oversaw torture facilities during the war in Iraq. The allegations are decidedly gruesome: rooms used for interrogating detainees stained with blood; children tied into extreme stress positions with their bodies beaten to discoloration.
Video. We are on a road that leads straight to the World War 3, but in order to see that and to fully understand what is at stake you have to look at the big picture and connect the dots.
By Alex Lantier. Washington’s neo-colonial war in Afghanistan—like its proxy war in Syria, Iran’s main Arab ally—aims at establishing US imperialist hegemony over the Middle East and Central Asia.
Rev. Martin Luther King Condemned US Wars (International Awareness Campaign)
Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Now Campaign http://prosecuteuscrimesagainsthumanitynow.blogspot.com
10 companies profiting the most from war:
The business of war is profitable. In 2011, the 100 largest contractors sold $410 billion in arms and military services. Just 10 of those companies sold over $208 billion.
By Finian Cunningham. This unstable, lawless rogue state, armed to the teeth and deluded by its own self-righteousness, poses the greatest risk to world security.
By Glen Ford. The newly approved Arms Trade Treaty is conceived and designed as a facilitator of war by its main sponsor, the United States.
By Nile Bowie. If we assume that the United Nations makes the call on which states qualify as human rights abusers and which states do not, then Israel would not be hindered from purchasing conventional weapons, but a country like Syria would be barred from purchasing arms to defend itself and its territorial sovereignty.
By Jeff Cohen. Today there’s an elephant in the room: a huge, yet ignored, issue that largely explains why Social Security is now on the chopping block. And why other industrialized countries have free college education and universal healthcare, but we don’t.
By Dana Visalli. Our irrational behavior in Afghanistan reflects a pattern that extends well back into history. It is a little known fact for example that the genesis of the Korean War was the U.S. military occupation of the country two days after South Korea declared its independence.
By Julian Borger. Plan to spend $10bn on updating nuclear bombs goes against 2010 pledge not to deploy new weapons.
The Obama administration must release the names of graduates of a controversial training camp for the Latin American military, a federal district court has ruled.
From Yemen to Pakistan to Laos:
Jeremy Scahill & Noam Chomsky on Secret U.S. Dirty Wars
Video. Jeremy Scahill and author Noam Chomsky discuss Scahill's groundbreaking new book, "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield." http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35114.htm
“Dirty Wars and Self-indulgence”
Critical review by Douglas Valentine http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/06/dirty-wars-as-self-indulgence/
Making the World Safe for Banksters
By Ellen Hodgson Brown.
Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2013
US Congressional Research Service. The following list reviews hundreds of instances in which the
By Mattea Kramer. How the U.S. Military Avoided Budget Cuts, Lied About Doing So, Then Asked for Billions More. http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175815/tomgram:_mattea_kramer,_is_the_pentagon_doomed_--_to_be_flush_forever/
By Ann Wright and Coleen Rowley
By Felicity Arbuthnot - Amnesty has moved a long way from its fine founding aims.
By Vijay Prashad. Libya is a recent example: exaggerated civilian casualty numbers to make a case for military intervention in strife-torn regions.
By Patrick J. Buchanan. People who pride themselves on bringing about revolutions should not whine when targeted regimes treat them like troublemakers. And who directs these “pro-democracy” groups? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35200.htm
By Daniel McAdams. Once again, one man and an NGO have been able to ignite international opinion in favor of “humanitarian” intervention. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36429.htm
By Prof. James Petras. Obama has set the standard of political deception and demagogy far beyond past and probable future
By Adrian Salbuchi. Includes useful info on the hypocrisy over extraditing wanted criminals. Putin echoes
Phil Giraldi. …So are the Obama accomplishments worth impeachment? They go far beyond the precedents of a president firing a government minister or even lying about a sexual affair, and some might even consider that they exceed the Nixon gold standard of using government resources against the political opposition. Arming terrorists while asserting the right to go to war without constitutional process; targeting and killing citizens; declaring a state of war worldwide using robot death machines; spying on citizens and sharing the information with foreign governments; running secret prisons where suspects are tortured, never tried, and never can get out; and using the judiciary to block challenges to whatever is going on is quite a record. Not exactly something to be proud of, is it? http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2013/09/18/i-is-for-impeachment/
By Washington's Blog - Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end WWII and save both American and Japanese lives. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32743.htm
Let It Happen to Justify American Entry Into WWII
By Robert Higgs - The claim that Japan attacked the United States without provocation was . . . typical rhetoric. It worked because the public did not know that the administration had expected Japan to respond with war to anti-Japanese measures it had taken in July 1941.
Covering Activism and Politics in Latin America
School of the Americas Morphs Into US Training Industrial Complex
By James Petras
By Ibrahim Kazerooni and Rob Prince
Save Syria: Demand End to Supporting Sectarian Terrorists - US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia have plotted bloodbath for years. Tony Cartalucci, Land Destroyer, June 2, 2012. http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2012/06/save-syria-demand-end-to-supporting.html
How Avaaz Is Sponsoring Fake War Propaganda From Syria http://www.moonofalabama.org/2012/03/avaaz-sponsoring-fake-reporting-from-syria.html
By Charlie Skelton. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31845.htm
Latest Syria "Massacre" - Goebbelsesque Propaganda
By Tony Cartalucci. What the Western corporate-media is actually reporting is terrorist forces being defeated by the Syrian military in violence growing SOLELY because the West continues to funnel cash, increasingly advanced arms, and even foreign fighters into the country. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31863.htm
By Aisling Byrne. What we are seeing is a new stage of information war intentionally constructed and cast as a simplistic narrative of a struggle for human rights and democracy so as deliberately to exclude other interpretations and any geo-strategic motivation. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31859.htm
In an agreement known as the Sykes-Picot agreement, they decided to divide the Middle East into French and British 'spheres of influence'. Syria was to be put under French mandate. In early 1920, French troops landed on the Syrian coast.
By Tony Cartalucci - Saudi and Lebanese officials working in tandem with the US, and US intelligence agents have outlined a criminal conspiracy that has now transcended two presidencies and provided the clearest example yet of the corporate-financier driven "continuity of agenda" that truly guides Western foreign policy.
Hala Jaber Interviews President Bashar al-Assad - Video and Transcript
'We don't expect an arsonist to be a firefighter,' Syrian president says.
By Robert Dreyfuss - Let us not be shocked that the CIA is doing this; in fact, it’s very likely that this is the tip of a very large iceberg.
By Shamus Cooke - The destruction of Syrian society will continue, indeed, increase. Although there are plenty of non-military options the Obama administration could pursue, he's instead choosing the bloodiest course possible.
US and Europe in 'Major Airlift of Arms to Syrian Rebels Through Zagreb'
By Richard Spencer. The United States has coordinated a massive airlift of arms to Syrian rebels from Croatia with the help of Britain and other European states, despite the continuing European Union arms embargo.
3,000 Tons of Weapons Fuel Syria's Destruction
By Tony Cartalucci. Just like in Libya where the West literally handed an entire nation to sectarian extremists, we are watching a verbatim repeat in Syria.
By Anshel Pfeffer. The explosion claimed the lives of Syrian Armed Forces soldiers who are apparently loyal to Assad, and the Syrian government was quick to demand an international investigation of the incident.
Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR. The comprehensive destruction of Syria as a major military power in the Middle East means that all three major Arab powers which could offer defiance to Israel in the past and have been the repositories of "Arabism" at one time or another – Iraq, Egypt and Syria – have been dispatched to the Stone Age.
By Shamus Cooke.
Obama's Bush-like determination to overthrow the Syrian government has led him down the same path as his predecessor.
By Raven Clabough. This is not the first time that the rebel forces have committed heinous acts in their war on the Syrian people.
By Dale Gavlak And Jamal Halaby. Mideast powers have dramatically stepped up weapons supplies to Syrian rebels in coordination with the U.S. in preparation for a push on the capital of Damascus, officials and Western military experts said Wednesday.
Democracy vs. Foreign Invasion. Who is Bashar Al Assad?
By Arabi Souri. Bashar is a reformer who has done much to further the causes of democracy and freedom.
By Nadezhda Kevorkova. Bashar al-Assad didn’t turn away from the Palestinians, and that was the reason that the West directed the wave of militants against Syria and spread out the Islamic propaganda that Assad was the root of all their troubles.
Hacked e-mail involving a Qatari scheme to stage a false flag “chemical weapons” attack which could then provide the pretext for intervention in Syria. http://www.voltairenet.org/article177357.html
By By Tony Cartalucci . NYT admits fraudulent Syrian human rights group is UK-based "one-man band" funded by EU and one other "European country."
Elections Observers Report to UN
Syria and the Sham of “Humanitarian Intervention”
Ajamu Baraka. Veteran grassroots organizer whose roots are in the Black Liberation Movement and anti-apartheid and Central American solidarity struggles. http://www.ajamubaraka.com/
Special to World Tribune. The data, relayed to NATO over the last month, asserted that 70 percent of Syrians support the Assad regime. Another 20 percent were deemed neutral and the remaining 10 percent expressed support for the rebels.
By Michael German. How FBI sting operations make jihadists out of hapless malcontents.
Balls, Brains and History - The New Crimean War
by Patrick L.Smith
By Peter Koenig. Obama, the naked, shameless emperor dares warn
By Margaret Kimberley. The corporate media are a key component of the
The clash in
Corporate Interests Behind Ukraine Putsch JP Sottile Behind the U.S.-backed coup that ousted the democratically elected president of Ukraine are the economic interests of giant corporations – from Cargill to Chevron – which see the country as a potential “gold mine” of profits from agricultural and energy exploitation. http://consortiumnews.com/2014/03/16/corporate-interests-behind-ukraine-putsch/
By Howard Zinn - The complete audio book.
Video - this film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the “graveyard of social movements”, the massive influence of corporate finance in elections, the absurd disparities of wealth in the United States. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27665.htm
VIDEO - This documentary demonstrates how the first film theaters in the US were used over 100 years ago to broadcast propaganda to rile the American people into the Spanish-American War. The film exposes how every major war in US history was based on a complete fraud.
By Paul L. Atwood - As serious scholars know well, the real history of the nation is far removed from what James Loewen would call the "disneyfied" notions of American exceptionalism.
By Jay Janson. In every single case of US mayhem (that if totaled up reaches many multi-holocaust proportions), civil war, fomented by the US itself, has been used as a pretext for unlawful barbaric criminal intervention by US Armed Forces.
By Linh Dinh. Done with making anything useful, the United States is the world’s leading producer of weapons and illusions, mostly of itself. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32252.htm
By Lewis H. Lapham
How American Democracy Became the Property of a Commercial Oligarchy.
An Interview With Paul Craig Roberts on Torture
By Nilantha Ilangamuwa - Americans are overwhelmed by how great and good and moral and indispensable they are. American hubris raises Americans above everyone else in the world.
The Cuban Missile Crisis and Ownership of the World
By Noam Chomsky
75 Economic Numbers From 2012 that are Almost too Crazy to Believe…
VIDEO lecture by Noam Chomsky - How the public educational system in the US has been used not for the common good, but rather for the special interests of those who have power and money and want to perpetuate a docile non-critical thinking population.
By Carey L. Biron - The United States has incarcerated far more people than any other country, today imprisoning some 716 people out of every 100,000.
By Paul Craig Roberts - Ironic, isn’t it, that the president of the United States now murders his political opponents just as Saddam Hussein murdered his. How long before critics move from the no-fly list to the extermination list?
Imagine ad - Probably the single best ad of the 2012 presidential cycle was this one, entitled "Imagine", produced independently by supporters of the Paul campaign: So full of common sense, compassion and understanding. No wonder the guy didn't stand a chance of getting elected. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Idw4LS19lvk
By Glenn Greenwald: Her record of war advocacy and close ties to tyrants is notably missing from the debate over whether she should be Secretary of State.
By General Wesley Clark: "The Warning Was Given And It Was Ignored."
By Dan DeWalt - Violating international borders, stalking an individual and blowing him up without the benefit of accusation or trial – most people would call that premeditated murder.
By Chris Hedges - All those within the system who publicly reveal facts that challenge the official narrative will be imprisoned.
By Adrian Salbuchi. WikiLeaks recently published new documents showing that US global intelligence corporations like Stratfor worked hard in a failed attempt to overthrow Venezuela’s democratically elected president.
By Katrina vanden Heuvel. If the national security state has the power of life or death above the law, and Wall Street has the power to plunder beyond the law, in what way does this remain a nation of laws? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34287.htm
By Katrina vanden Heuvel. If the national security state has the power of life or death above the law, and Wall Street has the power to plunder beyond the law, in what way does this remain a nation of laws?
By Glenn Greenwald. Career First Amendment and transparency advocate James Goodale sounds the alarm about the current president.
By Wayne MADSEN. The CIA’s Technical Services Department continued to maintain and develop stockpiles of cancer-causing biological agents used in special delivery weapons. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34275.htm
By Ben Tanosborn. America, in its imperial role, has become accustomed to get its way, whether acting alone or accompanied by its entourage of friends and lackeys, in pronouncing what actions by other nations affect the interests of the United States.
By Gordon T Long. We have been gradually disempowered by a corporate state that, as Huxley foresaw, seduced and manipulated us.
By Finian Cunningham. The absorption of Nazi military practice and intelligence into the CIA and other Western organizations at the end of the Second World War had fateful and far-reaching pernicious consequences. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34946.htm
Guantanamo Grows Tense, Inmates Suicidal
By RT. At least two Guantanamo Bay detainees have attempted suicide since the confrontation between guards and prisoners in February that brought about the ongoing hunger strike.
Editorial. For those not charged with any offence, their long detention is a most serious stain on the human rights record of the US.
By Julian Borger. Plan to spend $10bn on updating nuclear bombs goes against 2010 pledge not to deploy new weapons.
Taking Down the First Amendment in Post-Constitutional America
By Peter Van Buren http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38828.htm
By Philip Giraldi. John McCain was awarded an astonishing Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his 22 missions spent bombing mostly civilian targets in (North)
By Jacob G. Hornberger. (Includes useful info on asassination of JFK) To suggest that the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA would help foreign militaries oust their rulers to save their countries but would not do the same for the United States when faced with similar circumstances makes no sense. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35520.htm
Why the U.S. Executive Branch Is a Clear and Present Danger to Our Democracy
By Fred Branfman. How an authoritarian U.S. Executive Branch which has focused on war abroad for the last 50 years now devotes increasing resources to surveillance, information management, and population control at home, posing a far greater threat to Americans' liberties than any conceivable foreign foe. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35581.htm
History is a Weapon – A People’s History of the United States.
By Howard Zinn. http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html http://www.historyisaweapon.org/indextrue.html
The World Can’t Wait!: Stop the Crimes of Your Government http://www.worldcantwait.net/
By Sheldon Richman. The largest criminal organizations in the world are governments. The
US Prepares for Overthrow of Venezuela By Tony Cartalucci. Rigged polling, coordinated Western propaganda campaign, and open conspiracy to install Henrique Capriles Radonski as head of new Western client-regime. http://www.landdestroyer.blogspot.fr/2012/10/us-prepares-for-overthrow-of-venezuela.html?m=1
By James Petras. A defeat will provide Obama or Romney with a trampoline to re-launch the reactionary neo-liberal and militarist policies of the pre-Chavez era – the infamous Clinton decade(of the 1990’s) of pillage, plunder, privatization and poverty.
By Mark Weisbrot. Venezuela is about to hold impeccably free and fair elections. Yet the US treats it as a dictatorship. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32650.htm
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers.
Chavez was a leader who, in unity with the people, was able to free Venezuela from the grips of US Empire, bring dignity to the poor and working class, and was central to a Latin American revolt against US domination. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34200.htm
By Pepe Escobar. How enlightening to watch world leaders’ reactions to the death of Venezuela’s El Comandante Hugo Chavez.
Who Will Stand Up Against the Military-Oil-Banker Mafia?
By Rob Urie.
Former US President Carter: Venezuelan Electoral System “Best in the World” “As a matter of fact, of the 92 elections that we’ve monitored, I would say the election process in Venezuela is the best in the world”… in the US “we have one of the worst election processes in the world, and it’s almost entirely because of the excessive influx of money...” http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/7272
By Stephen Lendman. Washington tolerates no independent governments. It demands pro-Western ones. It wants them serving US interests. Outliers are targeted for regime change.
By James Petras. Chavez opened a new and extraordinarily original and complex path to socialism based on free elections, re-educating the military to uphold democratic and constitutional principals, and the development of mass and community media. He ended the capitalist mass media monopolies and strengthened civil society.
By Mark Weisbrot. Washington's clumsy efforts to de-legitimise Venezuela's election mark a escalation of its push for regime change.
Oliver Stone & Peter Kusnick. A series of informative video interviews on The Real News.
By Mark Weisbrot. Venezuela is not Ukraine, where opposition leaders could be seen publicly collaborating with U.S. officials in their efforts to topple the government, and pay no obvious price for it. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37862.htm
By James Petras. Chavez opened a new and extraordinarily original and complex path to socialism based on free elections, re-educating the military to uphold democratic and constitutional principals, and the development of mass and community media. He ended the capitalist mass media monopolies and strengthened civil society. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34316.htm
Documentary movie - Martin Sheen:
Hidden Crimes of the War Kerry, Hagel Fought in Vietnam
By Democracy Now - U.S. atrocities in Vietnam were not just isolated incidents, but "the inevitable outcome of deliberate policies, dictated at the highest levels of the military."
Nick Turse Describes the Real Vietnam War
Turse, who devoted 12 years to tracking down the true story of Vietnam, unlocked secret troves of documents, interviewed officials and veterans — including many accused of war atrocities — and traveled throughout the Vietnamese countryside talking with eyewitnesses to create his book, Kill Anything That Moves:
"Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam".
Notes on Jonathan Schell's Review of "Kill Anything That Moves".
Ho Chi Minh and the Declaration of Independence
Video. Excerpts from 1981 with Major Archimedes Patti, who during World War Two provided support to the Vietnamese Resistance (Viet Minh) under the command of Ho Chi Minh fighting the Japanese occupation. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35704.htm
Review by , a NY attorney, of the book:
Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam, Nick Turse
The Secret Weather Manipulation Program of the Vietnam War
"Why I am opposed to the Vietnam War": Martin Luther King Jr gave this sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967.
Video. Bush is now a convicted war criminal who dares not travel abroad out of fear of being arrested. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35134.htm
World's Most Evil and Lawless Institution?
By Fred Branfman. Executive Branch leaders have killed, wounded and made homeless well over 20 million human beings in the last 50 years, mostly civilians. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35432.htm
War Criminals Not Safe Anywhere
Video. "We'll get Bush in the
By Noam Chomsky. If the
What Happened to John Kerry?
By Robert Abele. " Here he is in 2013: Among lawmakers on Capitol Hill, John Kerry has the most money invested in defense contractors, up to $38,209,020. This includes the significant investments in Raytheon and in General Electric, both of whom are major players in the
By Glen Ford. “Clinton, Bush and Obama have instigated, encouraged and collaborated in the worst genocide since World War Two.” http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36437.htm
By Francis A. Boyle. Where are the “good” Americans? Well, there are some good Americans. They are getting prosecuted for protesting against and resisting illegal
Bradley Manning's Legal Duty to Expose War Crimes
Marjorie Cohn. Obama refuses to allow the officials and lawyers from the Bush administration who sanctioned and carried out a regime of torture – which constitutes a war crime under
By Norman Solomon. When the deceptive operation of the warfare state can’t stand the light of day, truth-tellers are a constant hazard.
Ed Snowden, NSA, and fairy tales a child could see through
Jon Rappoport https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/ed-snowden-nsa-and-fairy-tales-a-child-could-see-through/
“Everyone is Corrupt, I’ve Come to Learn”
By Thomas Hedges. John Kiriakou, the former CIA officer who blew the whistle on Bush’s torture program and is now in prison has a warning for the rest of us. Kiriakou is also the sixth whistleblower to be charged under the Obama administration. Snowden is the seventh. Those are more indictments than any other administration in history, despite Obama’s signing the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act into law last year. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35525.htm
By Tom Burghardt. As the global financial crisis deepens, - they have inflated their balance sheets with a veritable tsunami of hot cash generated by the Narco-Industrial Complex. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32360.htm
Who Gets Africa’s Water? A serious crisis occurs when there is less than 500 cubic meter per person per year. The World Bank and the WTO are energetic and anti-democratic instruments, eagerly facilitating corporate control and commoditization of water. http://crossedcrocodiles.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/who-gets-africas-water/
By Shiney Varghese - “[t]he new ‘water barons’—the Wall Street banks and elitist multibillionaires—are buying up water all over the world at unprecedented pace.”