Category Archives: Politics

Simon Black ~ British Government Refuses To Accept Its Own Currency

“Yes, every shred of evidence suggests that the old system is on the way out. And that’s a bit scary. The unknown is always uncertain. But what will come out on the other end will be better, brighter, and more free.” – S Black

UKPoundInChainsSantiago, Chile ~ Chris Rose was dying from terminal heart disease. He didn’t have long, and before he passed, he wanted to make sure that his 18-month old son received his British passport.

When he went to pay the application fee at the British consulate in Hong Kong with cash, they told him, “Sorry we only take credit cards.”

The English teacher who had been living in Hong Kong for 20 years doesn’t have a credit card, and thus has no way of paying the passport fees for him and his son.

So they rejected him. They rejected a dying man from paying for his son’s passport with the very currency that they themselves issue. It’s obscene.

Facing intense bureaucracy and several months of waiting with no guarantee of success, he gave up on the hope that his infant son would be able to visit his grandparents back home.

It was only after the story was publicized in the local press in Hong Kong that the requirement to pay with a credit card was ‘waived on compassionate grounds.’

Think about how ridiculous this whole situation is for a moment.

First the government makes it mandatory that you have a passport in order to be able to move across arbitrary borders on the map that they have created.

Then they charge you money for the privilege of having a passport. In other words, if you want to leave the country, you have to pay up.

But then they won’t allow you to pay for it with the pieces of paper they force you to use as money.

Instead, they force you to use the government-regulated (and protected) banking industry, whether you want to or not.

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Paul Craig Roberts ~ Washington Is Destroying The World

“The true history is so different from what Washington pretends and Americans are taught. The majority of Americans are blind enablers of Washington’s war on the world.” – P C Roberts

PaulCraigRobertsThe aggressive and mindless stance that Washington’s warmongers have taken toward Russia and China have shattered the accomplishment of Reagan and Gorbachev.

Reagan and Gorbachev ended the cold war and removed the threat of nuclear armageddon. Now the neocons, the US budget-dependent (taxpayer dependent) US military/security complex, and the US politicians dependent on campaign funds from the military/security complex have resurrected the nuclear threat.

The corrupt and duplicitous Clinton regime broke the agreement that the George H.W. Bush administration gave Moscow in 1990. In exchange for Moscow permitting a reunified Germany to be a NATO member, Washington agreed that there would be no expansion of NATO to the east. Gorbachev, US Secretary of State James Baker, US ambassador to Moscow Jack Matlock, and declassified documents all testify to the fact that Moscow was assured that there would be no expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe.

In 1999 President Bill Clinton made a liar of the administration of President George H.W. Bush. The corrupt Clinton brought Poland, Hungary, and the newly formed Czech Republic into NATO.

President George W. Bush also made a liar out of his father, George H.W. Bush, and his father’s trusted Secretary of State, James Baker. “Dubya,” as the fool and drunkard is known, brought Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Romania into NATO in 2004. The corrupt and hopeless Obama regime added Albania and Croatia in 2009. Continue reading

Ex-Cia Agent ~ Ebola False Flag, October Surprise, Open Source Revolution & Elite Infighting [Video]

Awesome interview with Robert David Stelle, and ex CIA asset, appearing on the Alex Jones Show Oct 7th 2014.

Mr Steele talks of the potention for ebola false flags in the run up to the November mid-term elections. He also covers any of the potential “October surprises”.

Mr Steele also talks about the “Open-source Revolution”, and towards the end hints that there is a split in the most upper levels of the elites.

SF Source TruthTube451 (AKA MrGlasgowTruther)  Oct 7 2014

Robert Barsocchini ~ Hillary Clinton Confirms Commitment To Democracy By Acknowledging Role In Overthrow Of Honduran Democracy

“Thugs like Albright, her star pupil Hillary, and Hillary’s monstrous husband Bill, never sacrifice their own kids for their corporate-linked terrorism, nor will they ever even feel guilty enough to surrender themselves to an international tribunal for trial. Of course, these are not regular people, but prime examples of the lowest dregs humanity has to offer, or, to use the idiom preferred in the US corporate press, “bad guys”.” – R Barsocchini

HillaryClintonAs reported by Al Jazeera, Hillary Clinton now publicly acknowledges her globally isolated role in aiding a terrorist organization in the overthrow of Honduras’s democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya, in 2009.

Demonstrating her unwavering commitment to democracy and respect for the Honduran people, Clinton says she cemented the terrorist takeover by blocking Zelaya’s attempts to return to his elected post.

The terrorist organization Clinton helped seize power has since carried out mass violence and repression, including forcing down Honduran wages and other such changes desired by Clinton’s corporate backers and associates, who exert force internationally to keep down the costs of foreign labor and resources so they can seize larger percentages of value produced by others.

This Hillary Clinton trademark was described in the 1700s by economist Adam Smith, who, in his scathing critiques of people like Clinton and her friends, expressed what he called the “vile maxim of the masters of mankind: all for ourselves, and nothing for other people.”

Here is a brief look at why Clinton helped overthrow democratically elected Zelaya even though doing so further isolated Clinton from the international community: Continue reading

Chris Hedges ~ The Ordeal Of Stanley L. Cohen: Justice As Farce

“Cohen, who was raised in a Jewish orthodox household but who is avowedly secular, nevertheless finds meaning in his religious roots. He said he is “proud to be a Jew, but not a Jew who believes in the Judaism espoused by the generals of the Israel Defense Forces.” Judaism, authentic Judaism, means for him “standing with the oppressed, the disadvantaged and the disaffected.”” – C Hedges

Stanley L. Cohen

Stanley L. Cohen

The use of the courts to erode our civil liberties, as well as expand the ability of the state and corporations to commit fraud and other crimes with impunity, has been accompanied by a campaign to silence the handful of activist attorneys who defend those demonized by the government. The state has imprisoned the great civil rights attorneys J. Tony Serra, who has served two terms behind bars, and Lynne Stewart. And it looks as if Stanley L. Cohen is now on the list. When lawyers who defend the unpopular must suffer severe punishment at the hand of the government, the judiciary is a farce.

Cohen has furiously battled back against the excesses of state power for 25 years. He has worked as an attorney for the leaders of Hamas, including Mousa Abu Marzook, whom Cohen prevented from being extradited to Israel after he was detained at Kennedy Airport in New York. Cohen represented the Kuwaiti-born cleric Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who was the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and a spokesman for al-Qaida. Abu Ghaith, who requested that Cohen handle his case after he was extradited from Jordan to the United States, was sentenced in September to life in prison. Cohen has represented hackers, Occupy activists, the homeless, anti-war protesters, Muslim clerics, American Indian activists, Weather Underground members including Kathy Boudin, members of the Black Liberation Army and some of those who were charged in the 9/11 attacks. Continue reading

Stephen Lendman ~ Strengthening Sino-Russian Ties

“Russia, China and other major world nations represent the future. America on its present course has none. It makes more enemies than friends. It’s thirdworldized.” – S Lendman

steveLendmanOn October 2, Vladimir Putin participated in the VI Russia Calling! Investment Forum. It focuses on attracting foreign capital.

It discusses ways to increase investments in Russia’s economy overall. Efforts so far proved successful. Opportunities in a resource rich country like Russia are huge.

According to Putin, “many serious investors and our country’s partners of long standing continue increasing their investment in various sectors of the Russian economy.”

At the same time, “(e)xternal limitations have an adverse effect not only on Russia’s economy, but also on that of the whole world,” he said.

“They only add to our determination to meet our targets in the priority areas of our country’s development, which include economic growth, upgrading the industry and infrastructure, the creation of new jobs and improvement of the quality of life of Russia’s citizens.”

Conditions are more complicated than earlier, Putin explained. Russia’s actions are based on responsible, balanced macroeconomic and budget policy, he added.

“The events of this year have convinced us yet again that the choice we made many years ago is the right one,” he stressed.

Putin remains upbeat. He’s confident about Russia’s economic prospects. He’s looking more East than West.

At the same time, He’s eager for normalized Western relations. He called sanctions on Russia “foolish.”

They’ve had little effect on Russia’s economy. According to Russian expert Richard Connolly, “FDI (foreign direct investment) figures from the Central Bank didn’t show any particular downturn.” Continue reading

Noam Chomsky ~ Facts On The Ground

October 04, 2014 “ICH” – On Aug. 26, Israel and the Palestinian Authority both accepted a cease-fire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of destruction behind.

The agreement calls for an end to military action by Israel and Hamas as well as an easing of the Israeli siege that has strangled Gaza for many years.

This is, however, just the most recent of a series of cease-fire agreements reached after each of Israel’s periodic escalations of its unremitting assault on Gaza.

Since November 2005 the terms of these agreements have remained essentially the same. The regular pattern is for Israel to disregard whatever agreement is in place, while Hamas observes it – as Israel has conceded – until a sharp increase in Israeli violence elicits a Hamas response, followed by even fiercer brutality.

These escalations are called “mowing the lawn” in Israeli parlance. The most recent was more accurately described as “removing the topsoil” by a senior U.S. military officer, quoted in Al-Jazeera America.

The first of this series was the Agreement on Movement and Access between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in November 2005.

It called for a crossing between Gaza and Egypt at Rafah for the export of goods and the transit of people; crossings between Israel and Gaza for goods and people; the reduction of obstacles to movement within the West Bank; bus and truck convoys between the West Bank and Gaza; the building of a seaport in Gaza; and the reopening of the airport in Gaza that Israeli bombing had demolished. Continue reading

David Swanson ~ The New War, The Forever War, And A World Beyond War

“Our message to the President is: now would be a good time to end the mind-set that gets us into wars, as you said you wanted to do. Is this really what you want to be remembered for?” – L Bolger

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October 3, 2014 — A statement on the current and enduring crisis, by the coordinating committee of WorldBeyondWar.org This statement as PDF.

Summary

The following is an assessment of the current ISIS crisis. The statement examines: (1) the social context of the destructive violence in Syria and Iraq — where we are; (2) viable nonviolent alternatives — what should be done; and (3) opportunities for civil society to advocate and push for those alternatives — how we can make it happen. The alternatives and pathways toward achieving those are not only preferable from a perspective of humanity, but proven to be more effective.

Graphic beheadings and other quite real stories of horrors committed by a new enemy — ISIS — have led to increased support for U.S. involvement. But a war on ISIS will make things worse for all concerned, following, as it does, a pattern of counterproductive action. Through the course of the so-called global war on terrorism, terrorism has been on the rise.

Nonviolent alternatives to war are abundant, morally superior, and strategically more effective. Some but not all are: apologies for past actions; arms embargoes; a Marshall Plan of restitution for the Middle East; meaningful diplomacy; appropriate conflict resolution responses to terrorism; addressing the immediate crisis with humanitarian intervention; redirecting our energies at home; supporting peace journalism; working through the United Nations; and de-authorizing the war on terror.

No solution by itself will bring peace to the region. Many solutions together can create a strong web of peace-building fabric superior to continued war. We cannot expect to make all of the above happen immediately. But by working toward those ends we can achieve the best results as quickly and as lastingly as possible.

We need teach-ins, communications, and education of all sorts. People should know enough facts to give their positions context. We need demonstrations, rallies, sit-ins, town forums, disruptions, and media productions. And if we make this a part of ending the whole institution of war, rather than just a particular war, we may move closer to not having to keep opposing new wars all the time.

Where We Are

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