Sunday, October 30, 2005

Some oldies, but worth checking again in the light of current events!

The Lies Of The Century
Any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.
Click here - highly recommended!
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/lieofthecentury.html


Blair and Howard could face charges over Iraq - lawyer

Video and transcript.
Philippe Sands, QC, director of the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals at University College London, said Mr Howard, along with British Prime Minister Tony Blair could face charges amid claims the Iraq war was illegal. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9171.htm


Hyping Terror For Fun, Profit - And Power
By Thom Hartmann


What if there really was no need for much - or even most - of the Cold War? What if, in fact, the Cold War had been kept alive for two decades based on phony WMD threats?

What if, similarly, the War On Terror was largely a scam, and the administration was hyping it to seem larger-than-life? What if our "enemy" represented a real but relatively small threat posed by rogue and criminal groups well outside the mainstream of Islam? What if that hype was done largely to enhance the power, electability, and stature of George W. Bush and Tony Blair?

And what if the world was to discover the most shocking dimensions of these twin deceits - that the same men promulgated them in the 1970s and today?

It happened.

You can find the complete text of the above article at:

http://www.commondreams.org/views04/1207-26.htm

(Published on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 by CommonDreams.org
But be forewarned: You'll never see political reality - and certainly never hear the words of the Bush, Blair or Howard administrations - the same again.)


U.S. corporations sued over Agent Orange

Click here: How the Pentagon used WMDs in Vietnam
By Paddy Colligan
On April 30, 1975, U.S. imperialism suffered its sharpest, most stunning defeat of the last century. Its “advisers” and “diplomats” in Saigon fled in desperation onto helicopters that took them away to ships waiting in the South China Sea.


Was it 'fragging'?

GI casualties increase in Iraq
By Greg Butterfield
First Lt. Louis Allen and Capt. Philip Esposito, two officers assigned to a New York National Guard unit in Tikrit, Iraq, were killed in their sleep on June 7.
The Pentagon is investigating their deaths as a possible “fragging”—an act of retaliation by a rank-and-file soldier or soldiers.


GI Special: thomasfbarton@earthlink.net 6.22.05
From "GI SPECIAL" # 3B67:
WHEN TROOPS STOPPED A WAR:
"Sir! No Sir"

Anne-Marie O'Connor wrote in the Los Angeles Times, "Anyone waging war with American troops might want to listen carefully to the largely untold story of David Zeiger's new documentary, "Sir! No Sir!", of how some of the most dedicated troops became some of the most damaging supporters of the movement to end the war in Vietnam."

Check out the web site -
http://www.sirnosir.com/


We have launched the most extensive library and image gallery on the GI Movement ever seen. Over 1,600 images of front pages, photos, and cartoons from the GI underground press, the entire recently declassified reports from the military's investigations of the Long Binh Jail rebellion and the Presidio 27 mutiny case, a complete calendar of key events in the GI movement, and much, much more.

This incredible resource was researched and put together by James Lewes, writer of the stirring book "Protest and Survive--Underground GI Newspapers during the Vietnam War."

The web site is also where you can keep track of upcoming screenings of the film.
"Sir! No Sir" has already garnered strong press. The L.A. Weekly named it the "Critic's Pick" of the festival, and the Pasadena Weekly wrote:

"Debunking several myths about America's invasion of Vietnam, David Zeiger's documentary might be the most important documentary to screen in Los Angeles this year. Knowledge is ammunition."

Displaced Films
3421 Fernwood Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039



Do The People Of Iraq Have A right To Resist U.S. Occupation?

The American antiwar movement is disunited on the important question of whether or not to support the right of the Iraqi people to resist U.S. aggression as best they can, including by force of arms.
By Jack Smith
This is a right Americans unquestionably would invoke were their country invaded and occupied by a foreign power. They would take whatever measures were necessary to defeat the enemy and force it to withdraw.
Click here to read more:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8968.htm



The 'I' word

THE IMPEACHMENT of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, under Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution, should be part of mainstream political discourse.
By Ralph Nader and Kevin Zeese
President Clinton was impeached for perjury about his sexual relationships. Comparing Clinton's misbehavior to a destructive and costly war of occupation launched in March 2003 under false pretenses in violation of domestic and international law certainly merits introduction of an impeachment resolution. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8991.htm



Impeachment Fever and Media Politics

If you think President Bush should be impeached, it's time to get serious. We're facing huge obstacles -- and they have nothing to do with legal standards for impeachment. This is all about media and politics.
By Norman Solomon
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8998.htm



Retired lieutenant colonel gives scathing speech on Iraq policy

Bowman told the audience that the biggest threat to the American way of life comes from within the country. He said instead of the battle lines being overseas, they were right here at home.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8980.htm



Is The USA Addicted To War?

First Consider The Evidence, Then Draw Your Own Conclusions:
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8904.htm


About 6,000 Soldiers Deserted From Iraq War;
150 Fled To Canada:

"I went to fight for my country. To me, the Army, they lied to me from the beginning," Key said.
http://www.wesh.com/news/4534806/detail.html


Amnesty International Wants U.S. Officials Arrested and Investigated

"Governments should arrest any official who enters their territory and begin legal proceedings against them," said William Shulz, executive director of the U.S. branch of the international human rights agency.
By Bob Dart
Amnesty International USA urged foreign governments Wednesday to use international law to investigate Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and other alleged American "architects of torture" at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and other prisons where detainees suspected of ties to terrorist groups have been interrogated. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8956.htm



Is the U. S. guilty of Crimes against Peace?

To many Americans, the idea that U. S. leaders could be prosecuted for war crimes comes right out of left field.
Check out the War Crimes Trial website!
http://www.warcrimestrial.us/


Deliberate Deception—Bush & Iraq
How Much More Evidence is Needed?http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8931.htm


It’s a Pentagon World : Bases, Bases Everywhere

Most Americans, knowing next to nothing about our global bases or the Pentagon's basing policies, would undoubtedly be surprised to learn that ours is an empire of bases.
http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=3025


Four bloody lies of war, from Havana 1898 to Baghdad 2003

The Bush Administration's lies about its rationales for attacking Iraq fit a pattern of deceit that has dragged America into at least three other unjust and catastrophic wars.
By Harvey Wasserman
Nixon's "dirty trickster" disciples Karl Rove and Dick Cheney have now poisoned this nation with yet another ghastly lie of war. Their hopeless Iraqi slaughter has become the modern definition of cynical deceit, human butchery and economic ruin.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8788.htm

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