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Listening to Eric Prince – musings about US SOF and the Empire

Jeremy Scahill, the award-winning independent journalist and the author of the international bestseller, “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army” has just published an article on his blog at The Nation entitled “Secret Erik Prince Tape Exposed“. Scahill was also interviewed today on Democracy Now. Check out the article and the interview, interesting stuff. Here is, however, the one quote by Prince which is really priceless: “These

“A Firefighter, A Demolition Expert, and an Architect Look at Ground-Zero”

My favorite radio show host (Bonnie Faulkner) host yet another highly interesting discussion on my favorite US radio station (KPFK 94.1 in San Francisco) in her weekly show Guns and Butter, this time with with firefighter and founder of Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, Erik Lawyer; controlled demolition expert, Tom Sullivan; and architect and founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Richard Gage. You can listen or download the show

Freedom of the press – Obama style…

Press TV reports: An Iranian press delegation slated to accompany President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his upcoming visit to New York have been denied US visas. The US government has refused to issue visas for the Iranian press delegation that was scheduled to cover the president’s trip to New York and his participation in a nuclear conference, Mehr News Agency reported on Sunday. Ahmadinejad, who is to attend the Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Testing the Limits of Freedom of Speech: Ernst Zundel Speaks Out

(thanks to L. for brining this article to my attention – VS) An exclusive interview with one of Europe’s most well-known political prisoners by Kourosh Ziabari for Foreign Policy Journal Ernst Zundel is a German author and historian who has spent seven years of his life behind bars as a result of expressing his controversial viewpoints and opinions. He is a revisionist who has denied the Holocaust as described by

France implicated in Hariri murder case

Press TV reports: A witness who gave false testimony in the case of the murder of the former Lebanese premier says France had provided him with a forged passport to help him get away with perjury. A report by the Volatairenet website said that France had provided Mohammed Zuhair Siddiq — the key witness in the case of Rafiq Hariri’s murder — with a forged passport to grant him immunity

Mexican Drug War Intel Report: Over 22,000 Dead, Police Detain 27% of the Zetas’ Foot Soldiers, Open Hunting Season On Cops

By Pancho Montana for Exiled online Hey there drug war fans, I got some statistics to throw your way. While you gringos pay attention to the unemployment rate and foreclosure statistics, we here in Mexico track the national kill count—how many people died, who suffered the losses and where the action went down. The latest numbers were just released: they are compiled by the federal government, so they are not

Israel’s Big and Small Apartheids: Meaning of a Jewish State

By Jonathan Cook via Palestine Chronicle Below is the text of a talk delivered to the fifth Bilin international conference for Palestinian popular resistance, held in the West Bank village of Bilin on April 21. Israel’s apologists are very exercised about the idea that Israel has been singled out for special scrutiny and criticism. I wish to argue, however, that in most discussions of Israel it actually gets off extremely

An Act Of War – Statement of Congressman Ron Paul

By Congressman Ron Paul via Informationclearinghouse Statement of Congressman Ron Paul – United States House of Representatives Statement on Motion to Instruct Conferees on HR 2194, Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act – April 22, 2010: Mr. Speaker I rise in opposition to this motion to instruct House conferees on HR 2194, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act, and I rise in strong opposition again to the

Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?

This track is not an attack upon the American people,It’s an attack upon the system within which they live.Since 1945 the United States has attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments,In the process the US has caused the end of life for several million people,And condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair. The strength of your dreaming prevents you from reason,The American dream only makes

Long live Palestine! Long live Gaza!

Not every Zionist is Jewish,and not every Jew is a Zionist. This is for Palestine, Ramallah, West Bank, Gaza,it’s about time we globalized the intifāḍa (rebellion),listen close I’ve got six words for Obama,long live Palestine,long live Gaza.Palestine, Ramallah, West Bank, Gaza,it’s about time we globalized the intifāḍa (rebellion),listen close I’ve got six words for Obama,long live Palestine, long live Gaza. The government supports the people of the UK didn’t,Zionism is

Russia-Ukraine: breaking news

(Thanks to C. for pointing these out to me – VS) Ukraine will receive a discount of $100 per 1,000 cu m at the natural gas price of $330 and a 30% discount on other prices, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday. Medvedev’s announcement came after a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych in Kharkov in eastern Ukraine. “Discounts for Ukraine will come into effect from April this

Fidel Castro’s Reflection: The US Healthcare Reform

Cuban leader Fidel Castro Ruz said that it is it is really amazing that 234 years after the Declaration of Independence, the US government has approved medical care for the overwhelming majority of its citizens, something that Cuba accomplished for its entire population half a century ago despite the cruel and inhuman blockade imposed by Washington. Barack Obama is a zealous believer in the imperialist capitalist system imposed by the

Iran’s disarmament conference: The power of logic

Iran’s disarmament summit upstaged Obama’s and breathes life into next month’s NPT conference in New York, notes Eric Walberg The logic of power is still overriding the power of logic, quipped the head of Iran’s Atomic Organisation Ali Salehi at the “Nuclear Energy for all, Nuclear Weapons for None” disarmament conference in Tehran last weekend, referring to US foreign policy, in particular, nuclear. Taking this elegant formulation a step further,

Ayatollah Khamenei’s message to International Conference on Nuclear Disarmament

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful I would like to welcome the honorable guests who have gathered here. It is a pleasure that the Islamic Republic of Iran is hosting the International Conference on Nuclear Disarmament today. Hopefully, you will make use of this opportunity and present human societies with the timeless and valuable results that you will obtain through discussion and consultation. The study of atoms

Another great interview by George Kenny on Electric Politics : “Whither the Israel Lobby?”

George Kenny is clearly on a roll! Only a week ago he had a fantastic show about Bosnia (which I hope you all listened to) and now he follows up with yet another truly excellent interview with Jeffrey Blankfort on the topic of the Israel Lobby. Listening to these two interviews, I was reminded of the words of George Orwell “In a world of universal deceit, telling the truth is

A seminal series of lectures on the US Empire

Dear friends, It is really a huge joy for me to share with you something which I recently discovered and which I have come to consider the single most interesting and far-reaching series of lectures I have ever heard. Dr John Marciano’s “Empire as a Way of Life” (thanks to C. for introducing me to Marciano’s work!) In the course of Fall 2006 and Spring of 2007, Dr Marciano, Professor

Kyrgyzstan: Another colour revolution bites the dust

So what’s the real story behind the coup in Kyrgyzstan ? asks Eric Walberg The pretense that a president of a modest country like Kyrgyzstan can play in big league politics is shed with the ouster of the tulip revolutionary president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, after last week’s riots in the capital Bishkek that left 81 dead and government buildings and Bakiyev’s various houses trashed. Bakiyev tried to have the best of