Tuesday, 16 March 2010

News For March 16, 2010

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Act Now to Stop War and End Racism

All out for the
March 20th March on Washington!

In just days, we will be taking to the streets! We are hearing from people all over the country who are coming to bring their message to D.C., and we want to share with you some of the plans and ways that you can make an important contribution to the impact of the March 20 National March on Washington to demand "U.S. Out of Afghanistan and Iraq Now!" Continue

How The US Derailed Peace Talks
Aide: Karzai 'Very Angry' at Taliban Boss' Arrest


The Afghan government was holding secret talks with the Taliban's No. 2 when he was captured in Pakistan, and the arrest infuriated President Hamid Karzai, according to one of Karzai's advisers. Continue
US Military Created Private Spy and Murder Squad in Afghanistan

By Patrick Martin

The US government is running a multitude of death squad operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan, targeting those resisting the US occupation of Afghanistan and anyone else alleged to have links to “terrorism.” Continue
The Poodle Gets Kicked

By Patrick J. Buchanan

Actually, Joe set himself up. From the moment he set foot on Israeli soil, our vice president was in full pander mode. Continue

Can You Believe This?
'U.S. Administration is Ignoring a Host of Palestinian Provocations'

By Natasha Mozgovaya

Eric Cantor, a leading Republican official in the U.S. House of Representatives, on Monday lashed out at the Obama administration's recent criticism of Israel over its announcement that it would construct 1,600 (illegal) new housing units in East Jerusalem. Continue

Israeli Apartheid and The Nakba

By Gilad Atzmon

Extract: There can be absolutely no doubt that Israel has created an inhuman, illegal and utterly disgraceful Apartheid state, and the international community will never be able to excuse itself if it takes no action against this blatant, ongoing and in-plain-sight crime against humanity. Continue

AFRICOM’s First War:

U.S. Directs Large-Scale Offensive In Somalia

By Rick Rozoff

Former U.S. diplomat Daniel Simpson was quoted above as to what in part is Washington’s motive in pursuing a new war in and around Somalia: To test out AFRICOM ground and air forces in Djibouti for direct military action on the continent. Continue

From Wall Street to Skank Street

By Joe Bageant

The "real" economy as most of us experience it, is stretched out dead as a day old codfish down there on Main Street. And all Obama or any other politician stewed in the super-capitalist ethos can do is pump money into the banks, and then beg the bankers to come out of their gilded lairs and trickle on the corpse. That's the problem with capitalism -- capitalists. Continue

The Next Big Bailout is on the Way
Prepare To Get Reamed!

By Mike Whitney

Master illusionist Ben Bernanke managed to engineer a modest 7-month uptick in sales, but the fairydust will wear off later this month when the Fed stops purchasing mortgage-backed securities and long-term interest rates begin to creep higher. Continue

We're Doomed and Washington Can't Do Anything About It

Video Interview With Marc Faber

The government leads you to believe that we are in an economic recovery... however it is actually the total opposite. Continue

We are ALL Americans!

Cindy Sheehan interviews Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales

By Cindy Sheehan

Cindy just plain got tired of all the misinformation spread here in the USA about President Chavez and the people’s Bolivarian Revolution.  For only one example, the National Endowment for Democracy spends millions of dollars every year in Venezuela trying to destabilize Chavez’s democratically elected government. Continue

Huffington Post's Ventura Censorship Backfires

By Dr. Goldstein

Did you know that Adam Lambert has a bulge in his crotch? Were you aware that the world's shortest man recently died? Are you informed enough to know that Jessica Simpson says men are "undressing her with their eyes"? Continue

Jesse Ventura's Censored 9/11 Commentary

By Jesse Ventura

The following column by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was removed by Huffington Post after it was published March 9 and replaced with a note that states the site "prohibits the promotion and promulgation of conspiracy theories -- including those about 9/11." Continue

Jesse Ventura and US Conspiracies

Video Interview

The controversial author reveals how much of the truth is left of US history. Continue

In Case You Missed It
The Art of Corporate Mind Control

5 Minute Video

It is possible to make people contented with their servitude. I think this can be done. I think it has been done in the past. I think it could be done even more effectively now because you can provide them with bread and circuses and you can provide them with endless amounts of distractions and propaganda. . Continue

Obesity: The Killer Combination of Salt, Fat And Sugar

Eating them is changing our minds as well as bodies

By David A Kessler

Sugar, fat and salt make a food compelling. They stimulate neurons, cells that trigger the brain's reward system and release dopamine, a chemical that motivates our behaviour and makes us want to eat more. Many of us have what's called a "bliss point", at which we get the greatest pleasure from sugar, fat or salt. Combined in the right way, they make a product indulgent, high in "hedonic value". Continue

Extrajudicial Killing: US kills 11 people in Pakistan: US drones fired at least four missiles at two rebel hideouts in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan Agency, killing 11 suspected militants and injuring two others, TV news channels reported.
One troop, one extremist killed in NW Pakistan: At least one security personnel and an extremist were killed in a clash in the suburbs of Peshawar, capital of North West Frontier Province in Pakistan, local officials said Tuesday.
One killed, four injured in explosion in Karachi: One person was killed while four others were injured when an explosion took place in Karachi's Soldier Bazaar on Tuesday.
6 killed as roadside bomb hits car in S Afghanistan: Six people were killed as a roadside bomb struck a civilian car in Taliban birthplace Kandahar in south Afghanistan on Monday, a press release of provincial administration said.
Taliban chief 'captured doing secret deal': The Taliban’s deputy leader was holding secret talks with the Afghan government when he was captured in Pakistan, and his arrest infuriated President Hamid Karzai, it emerged today.
An Afghan Politician Pushes for a Comeback: — The people who want to silence Malalai Joya, the youngest elected politician in Afghanistan, are doing a pretty good job of it in her own country. She has been expelled from Parliament. She has been barred from appearing in the Afghan media after denouncing the role of the warlords in politics.
Two bomb explosions in Iraq have killed eight people and injured more than ten others: The bombs went off within minutes of each other in the town of Mussayeb, to the south of Baghdad.
Three killed, six militants arrested in Iraq: Iraqi police announced the death of three people, including a police officer, and the arrest of six militants in separate incidents in the city of Mosul on Tuesday.
Maliki to be asked to form government: Iraq’s Shia Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki may get first go at forming a government, early election results show, but Sunnis will fume if he cuts out his secular rival Iyad Allawi, the man most of them voted for.
US sullied by 50 new Iraq corruption cases: US federal investigators say they are looking into 50 new cases of corruption involving reconstruction efforts in Iraq in the past six months.
In case you missed it: Tonkin Gulf Lie Launched Vietnam War: A pattern took hold: continuous government lies passed on by pliant mass media...leading to over 50,000 American deaths and millions of Vietnamese casualties.
Clinton: Israel must prove commitment to peace: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that Israel must prove it is committed to the Mideast peace process with actions, brushed aside suggestions U.S.-Israeli relations are in crisis and reaffirmed America's steadfast commitment to its security.
Mitchell postpones visit to Israel: Mitchell was scheduled to arrive Tuesday in Israel, but reportedly delayed his trip until Israel meets the conditions set down by the United States
Netanyahu: Israel will keep building in Jerusalem: "The building in Jerusalem - and in all other places - will continue in the same way as has been customary over the last 42 years," said Netanyahu at a Likud party meeting.
Foxman: Don't blame the Jews: Israel should immediately battle a charge emerging in the US that its actions are endangering the lives of US soldiers, because it is a particularly “pernicious” argument that “smacks of blaming the Jews for everything,” Anti-Defamation League National Chairman Abe Foxman said on Monday.
'U.S. Administration is Ignoring a Host of Palestinian Provocations': Eric Cantor, a leading Republican official in the U.S. House of Representatives, on Monday lashed out at the Obama administration's recent criticism of Israel over its announcement that it would construct 1,600 (illegal) new housing units in East Jerusalem
Does anyone else find it odd that Israel is the most visited foreign country by US politicians?: Our trade with Israel is minor, compared to our trade with many other countries. Israel is not nearby. It’s not part of NATO. Etc, etc, etc. We’re stuck in no-win wars in the Middle East, but Israel can’t help us there.
Rightists prepare banner declaring Obama as 'PLO agent': "Obama is anti-Semitic, pro-Arab, an agent of the PLO and we stand behind what the poster says."
Police chief: Jerusalem violence won't spark third intifada: Dozens of Palestinians clashed with Israeli police in East Jerusalem after Hamas declared a "day of rage" to protest Israel's consecration of an ancient synagogue in the city one day earlier.
'Government knew of Jewish terrorist's plan to open fire on Shfaram bus': Newly discovered footage of a terrorist attack perpetrated by an Israel Defense Forces soldier in the Arab town of Shfaram five years ago indicates that authorities were aware of plans to commit the attack
URGENT ACTION ALERT: No reward for war crimes - no upgrade for Israel in the EU: One of Europe's decision making body, the Council of the EU, will be discussing upgrading the EU-Israel association agreement next Wednesday 23rd March 2010.
Israeli FM reportedly boycotts Brazil's President Lula: Mr Lieberman was reportedly upset that Mr Lula refused to visit the grave of the founder of the Zionist movement.
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran : Petraeus: Iran Poses Major Threat to Regional Stability: A top U.S. military commander says Iran poses a major threat to regional stability as it continues its nuclear program in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Iran protests: festival of fire live blog: The Iranian opposition is planning to take to the streets again tonight as part of a traditional fire festival in defiance of the authorities. Follow live updates
Iran hacks US spy sites, arrests 30 activists: Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps hacked into 29 websites affiliated with US espionage networks, Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency reported on Sunday.
Riots as Greece increases sales tax: : The centre-left government has increased the main sales tax from 19 to 21 per cent, as part of a €16-billion ($22-billion) austerity package intended to cut the budget deficit by almost a third this year.
The EU is set to bail out Greece: big mistake: Greece will be condemned to years of deflation and poverty. A generation of able and ambitious Greeks will emigrate. It lacks the drama of a bust-up, but it’s immeasurably sadder.
European finance minister agree Greece rescue plan: After a meeting in Brussels, they revealed few details, except that they had ruled out any loan guarantees.
A MUST WATCH: Author Michael Lewis On Wall St's Delusion: What Led to Wall Street Collapse and Who Predicted It
In case you missed it: Predatory Lenders' Partner in Crime: How the Bush Administration Stopped the States From Stepping In to Help Consumers
U.S., U.K. Move Closer to Losing Rating, Moody’s Says : The U.S. and the U.K. have moved “substantially” closer to losing their AAA credit ratings as the cost of servicing their debt rose, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
Social Security Marks First Deficit in Decades: Social Security is going to start paying out more in benefits this year than it's collecting in taxes -- close to $29 billion more.
Social Security to start cashing Uncle Sam's IOUs: The retirement nest egg of an entire generation is stashed away in this small town along the Ohio River: $2.5 trillion in IOUs from the federal government, payable to the Social Security Administration. It's time to start cashing them in.
Pink slips sent to thousands of Calif. teachers: California's budget crisis could cost nearly 22,000 teachers their jobs this year.
The Obesity-Hunger Paradox: A recent survey found that the most severe hunger-related problems in the nation are in the South Bronx, long one of the country’s capitals of obesity.

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