Not all causes are good causes, of course, as fascism, totalitarianism, imperialism, genocide, racism, speciesism, and environmental destruction are causes that corporations, governments, and many people have affirmed in thought and action.
In fact, it’s the prevalence of bad causes that makes it urgent that as many people as possible struggle for justice and ecology. As noted by Edmund Burke, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
'Paul: No such thing as an independent Israel'
Ron Paul, House representative of the 14th district of Texas, believes that US foreign policy must be reformed to avoid conflicts around the world.
The interview was conducted outside the Foreign Relations Committee.
"Sorry, Afghanistan, it wasn't Bin Laden behind 9/11"
Well hell yes, there's no evidence, hard or otherwise, connecting Bin Laden to 9/11. Some blogs have been saying this for years, only to find themselves discredited by the American MSM as being "conspiracy" nuts.
This we knew as far back as the Fall of 2001, when Afghanistan asked for the evidence from the Bush-Cheney Junta that BL was behind 9/11 and they'd turn him over and we refused.
more - Greg Bacon
If War Had Not Come in Fierce and Exaggerated From
It is not coincidental that under Secretary of State and Rhodes scholar Dean Rusk, State Department document number 7277 was published and titled “Freedom From War: The U.S. Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World.” Yes, it will be very peaceful under the coming World Socialist Government, just as it is very peaceful today under the Chinese Communist dictatorship. It will be “peaceful” because, like in China today, those who protest the loss of freedom will be “removed.” As H.G. Wells wrote in THE NEW WORLD ORDER (1939): “We are living in the end of the sovereign states. . . . In the great struggle to evoke a Westernized World Socialism, contemporary governments may vanish. . . . Countless people. . . will hate the new world order. . . and will die protesting against it.”
more - Dennis Cuddy
Change in the Nick of Time
A militarized police state is coming to this country—into your own neighborhood, and with you and your family as its targets—unless you start, right now, to enforce the Constitution, as is your right and your duty.
In addition to their long-standing strategy of “federalizing” and para-militarizing State and Local police departments under the General Government’s Department of Homeland Security, the big brains in the Disgrace of Columbia have two additional schemes openly in the works: (i) the overtly military, which depends upon the deployment of the Armed Forces as domestic police; and (ii) the covertly military, which depends upon the creation of SOME new, ostensibly civilian, “national-security force.”
The question is, “What should patriotic Americans do about this situation?”Washington bears guilt for Gaza war crimes
The Israeli massacre of Palestinians in Gaza is a war crime for which not only the government of Israel but also that of the United States bears full responsibility.
Having maligned an entire people as "thugs," the White House has given the green light for a bloodbath. More importantly, it has provided the indispensable resources for carrying out this crime, assuring Israel more than $3 billion a year in US military aid and supplying the IDF with the deadly tools of its trade—F-16 fighter jets, Apache attack helicopters, TOW and Hellfire missiles and the fuel and spare parts needed to keep them in operation.
more - Bill Van Auken at wsws.org
What Better Way to Dishonor Their Memory?
Relatives of those who died aboard United Airlines Flight 93 want the Bush Administration to seize the land needed for a memorial where the plane crashed in Shanksville, Pa., in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Yeah, what better memorial could someone want to celebrate freedom, courage and sacrifice than one obtained through coercion and theft?
I never will get why some feel their grief entitles them to make claims on others, but we see it with mothers of "gun victims" all the time.
If it was my land, I'd break off negotiations immediately over this.
Way to turn sympathy into absolute opposition.
more - David Codrea - The War on Guns
Lying Bush Regime Montage
via Steven Erickson - Dec. 28, 2008
The Jewish Third Reich
The pornographic mass slaughter perpetrated by Israel in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, 27 December, once again reveals the Nazi nature of the Zionist state.
It also underscore the genocidal nature and brutal ugliness of the Zionist mentality, a mentality based on and shaped by murder, bullying, coercion, aggression, brutality and criminality.
Furthermore, it shows that Israel is capable, both mentally and physically, of carrying out a real holocaust against the Palestinian people and other peoples of the Middle East.
In fact, it is quite safe to say that there are no moral restrictions that would prevent Israel from committing the unthinkable, namely a campaign of extermination against the Palestinian people.
FDA Approves Eyelash Thickening Drug; Because Thick Eyelashes Are a Top Health Priority in America
The FDA has just approved a new drug for -- get this -- thickening your eyelashes! They even claim it treats a "disease." You might suspect the disease is called something like "Thin Eyelashes Disorder" but no, as usual they have a really technical sounding term for it: hypotrichosis which means, in Latin, "Thin Eyelashes Disorder."
Apparently, any biological feature or function that matters on a date gets top priority at the FDA. After all, if Americans had to date each other with thin eyelashes, bald heads, wrinkled faces and flaccid penises, nobody would ever reproduce and who, then, would the drug companies sell their next generation of drugs to?
Welcome to the world of chemically-enhanced dating, where you're never really sure if the person you're taking out on the town is really who they seem to be, or just a pharmaceuticalized augmentation of that person's secret cosmetic wish list.
more - Mike Adams at Natural News
AstraZeneca's Financial Ties to the Nobel Prize Foundation Raise Suspicions
Questions are being raised about a web of financial ties between the drug maker AstraZeneca and the Nobel Prize Foundation. According to reports from Pharmalot and Discover Magazine, AstraZeneca has financially sponsored two of the Nobel Foundation subsidiaries and maintains strong financial ties to decision makers who actually award the Nobel Prize.
But that's not all: A member of the Nobel Committee serves on the AstraZeneca board, and another top representative of the Nobel Committee received money from AstraZeneca in 2006.
Why is this suspicious? Because the 2008 Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to a scientist who discovered the human papillomavirus (HPV), for which AstraZeneca's subsidiary, MedImmune, holds valuable vaccine patents. Glorifying HPV through a Nobel Prize award also provides valuable publicity about the virus, resulting in direct financial gains for the HPV vaccines sold by drug companies.
Is there no institution in medicine that has not been hijacked by Big Pharma's agenda? With drug companies now running the med schools, the medical journals, the mainstream media and the lawmakers, I suppose it was only a matter of time before they took over the "prize" institutions as well. It's all part of a deeply corrupted system to try to legitimize an industry of death built on deceptions and junk science.
more - Mike Adams at Natural News
Obama on the Attack on Gaza
On Sunday’s Face the Nation, Obama’s Senior Adviser David Axelrod explained to guest host Chip Reid how an Obama administration would handle the situation, even if it turns for the worst.
"Well, certainly, the president-elect recognizes the special relationship between the United States and Israel. It’s an important bond, an important relationship. He’s going to honor it ... And obviously, this situation has become even more complicated in the last couple of days and weeks. As Hamas began its shelling, Israel responded. But it’s something that he’s committed to."If Axelrod is correct, and Barack Obama does indeed support the bloodshed inflicted upon innocent Palestinians by the Israeli military, there should be no celebrating during Inauguration Day 2009, only mass protest of a Middle East foreign policy that must change in order to begin a legitimate peace process in the region.
more - Joshua Frank
The fact that all Western politicians responded to the Gaza slaughter using almost the same words (reading from an Israeli script), failed to mention such niceties as collective punishment of civilians or proportionality, and all pointed out that Israel has a right to defend itself against the rocket attacks without mentioning that the rocket attacks had ceased until Israel intentionally breached the truce - well, we're long past the time for anybody to make any plausible claim that these politicians aren't under total Jewish control.
Speaking of total Jewish control, this Demagogic Underground thread is hilarious. Some poor guy wonders out loud why discussion of anything is allowed except for discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which is relegated to a special 'dungeon' where specially trained moderators can ensure that certain truths never see the light of day. It took less than half an hour for a moderator to awaken from his Manischewitz stupor long enough to send this discussion to the same dungeon. Complaining about censorship gets you censored. Of course, the official explanation is that 'each side is to blame', in exactly the same way that mostly harmless homemade rockets are equivalent to mass slaughter of hundreds of people using the finest (American) military technology.
The Thirty Nine Steps and Jews
Are there secret Jewish puppet-masters who manipulate people into starting wars?
more - aangirfan
Three Crimes of Ehud Olmert & The Zionist Criminal Network
The criminal attacks on Gaza: Palestinian rescue workers help wounded prisoners after the criminal terror bombing of Gaza's main police compound and prison. In what are clearly war crimes, the Israeli state, headed by Ehud Olmert, has repeatedly bombed the defenseless civilian population of the Gaza Strip striking police stations, mosques, refugee camps, and the Islamic University -- killing more than 300 civilians. Israel has carried out similar criminal killings and bombings of Gaza for many years without significant protest from Western leaders.
more - Christopher Bollyn
From Baghdad to Gaza and back...
A bloody Saturday, a bloody Sunday…
The Jewish State, and don't you come up with your usual, anti-Semitism bullshit, this is what Israel calls itself. A JEWISH STATE - by Jews and for Jews only.
In other words, an illegal, racist, chauvinistic, Nazi state for Jews alone.
And the Jews, for the most part Zionists, and yes they are majority Zionists, including some of the so-called anti-Zionists, have not stopped their industry of lamentation and playing the victim...
Every time anyone points out at the criminality of this evil entity called Israel, the Jews sit and cry anti-Semitism. They will be quick to remind you of their Shoa, while they have produced 100's Shoas since...
While they sit and lament in their hypocritical ways which we are so familiar with, this malignant entity called Israel or the Jewish state has not stopped producing a holocaust everyday, in occupied Palestine, and beyond...
Iraq is the Shoa of the 21st century of which no one talks about. No one...No one has erected museums in its name and the mass graves are still being unearthed...yet a profound silence filled the stale air...and still does...
more - Layla Anwar
Extensive coverage of Israel's attack on Gaza can be found at uruknet
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