Wednesday, 19 January 2011

A Slow Month For Financial Contributions
Out of the Million Or so People who visit this website every month and the 70,000 people (and growing) who receive our newsletter each day 61 people have responded to our appeal for financial support.
I need another 270 readers to step forward and support Information Clearing House.
Your contribution to Information Clearing House will ensure that tomorrow and the weeks following their will exist a place where sanity, common sense and a respect for all of humanity ensures that lies do not stand and that liars do not prosper.

Fight Back - Join Me Now!
To Use your credit card or check, click here:
or if you prefer to send a check or money order, Information Clearing House, PO Box 365 Imperial Beach, CA 91933. USA.
Low income readers: DON'T send money, just encourage others to subscribe.
To all who have assisted in the past. Thank you. Your help is greatly appreciated. Peace and Joy. Tom Feeley

The CIA Taught Us Everything
CIA-trained 'Terrorist' in US Court

By Chris Arsenault

Accused of killing 73 in an airline bombing, Luis Posada Carriles charged with immigration violations, not terrorism. Continue

'I Wake Up Screaming': A Gitmo Nightmare

By Carol Grisanti and Fakhar ur Rehman

Saad Iqbal Madni looks decades older than his 33 years when he shuffles into the room, head down and eyes averted. "There are a lot of times I start to cry. I still feel like I am in Guantanamo," he says, his voice cracking and hands trembling. "I have memorized the torture. I wake up in the middle of the night screaming." Continue

The Lonely Battle Against Solitary Confinement

By James Ridgeway and Jean Casella

The punitive incarceration of alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning is cruel, certainly, but far from unusual in the US. Continue

In Case You Missed it
Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons

Video Documentary By Channel 4

They are just some of the victims of wholesale torture taking place inside the U.S. prison system that we uncovered during a four-month investigation for Channel 4 . It’s terrible to watch some of the videos and realise that you’re not only seeing torture in action but, in the most extreme cases, you are witnessing young men dying. Continue

US was Cheerleader for Massacre
Wikileaks Cables on Israel's Gaza Onslaught

By Kathleen Christison

The cables make clear, were any further disclosure needed, exactly where the United States stands with respect to Israel’s unprovoked attacks on Palestinians and its other Arab neighbors. Continue

Obama Officials Caught Deceiving About WikiLeaks

By Glenn Greenwald

These lies were told not only to distort public opinion and justify prosecuting WikiLeaks for doing nothing more than engaging in journalism, but also to coerce private corporations (MasterCard, Amazon, Visa, Paypal) to cut all services to the group. Continue

Capitalism and the Duplicitous Meanings of Democracy

By Charles Sullivan

Despite the prevalent belief that the meaning of democracy is universally understood, it remains an elusive idea that is not easily implemented.  As a political philosophy, democracy is more closely associated with the socialist governments of Latin America, with Venezuela and Bolivia, than with the United States. Continue

Obama Pulls a Clinton

By Robert Scheer

This is a case of corporate blackmail pure and simple. Continue

The Media in America: Selling Views, Calling it News

By Prof. John Kozy

America's journalists are not "newshounds." They are nothing more than salesclerks, hocking the products their employers want to sell. The pretty faces that now function as most television news anchors are no different than the pretty models used to sell other products. Continue

42 killed in latest spate of violence in Afghanistan: At least 13 civilians and four police officers were killed Wednesday in two roadside bombings in southern Afghanistan, officials said.
7.3 million Afghans are 'food insecure': About 31 percent of the Afghan population was identified as "food-insecure" by a 2007 report on national risks.
US Kills 5 People In Pakistan: Officials in Peshawar, the capital of the northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, confirmed the attack and death toll, but few other details were immediately released.
One killed, over twelve hurt in bomb blast outside school in northwest Pakistan: A bomb planted in a horse cart exploded near a school in Peshawar on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring over a dozen others, including eight girl students.
Fact or fiction? Taliban leader Mullah Omar 'has had a heart attack': Omar had a heart attack on January 7 and was treated for several days in a hospital in Karachi, according to the report by a company run by former CIA and military officers and carried online by the Washington Post.
13 killed in central Iraq suicide car bomb: doctor: A suicide bomber rammed an ambulance packed with explosives into a security headquarters in central Iraq, killing 13 people, a doctor at Baquba hospital said.
Secret Tony Blair and George Bush Iraq letters were kept out of official records: A transcript of evidence given behind closed doors by Matthew Rycroft, the former prime minister’s private secretary, and released by the inquiry yesterday shows that references to the notes, sent in the year running up to the March 2003 invasion, were removed from official records
UK: I warned Campbell on dossier - official: A former government official told the Iraq inquiry today that he had warned against publishing the government's "dodgy dossier" but was ignored. The controversial dossier formed the basis of the government's case for invasion and contained the now infamous claim that Iraq could launch weapons of mass destruction at Britain in "45 minutes."
Russia, Jordan vow to achieve an independent Palestinian state: Medvedev in Amman: The target is the establishment of a modern, unified and sovereign Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Israel can't stop Palestinian independence: The world is gradually becoming accustomed to the idea that Palestine will join the family of nations this summer. That is what U.S. President Barack Obama promised in his address to the most recent United Nations General Assembly.
Arab nations submit draft UN resolution condemning illegal Israeli "settlements": Arab nations have submitted a draft resolution to the UN Security Council condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank, but a vote on it is not expected any time soon because of a likely U.S. veto, diplomats said on Wednesday.
WikiLeaks: US Embassy Cables: U.S. push for Israeli, Palestinian intelligence: The United States instructed its Middle East diplomats in 2008 to gather data on encrypted Israeli communications and build financial and "biometric" profiles of Palestinian leaders, a leaked embassy cable shows.
Smoking gun’ letter reveals official Vatican cover-up of child sex abuses: A letter written by a Vatican official in 1997, marked "strictly confidential," warned Irish bishops to avoid reporting the sexual abuse of children in the church, in hopes of avoiding public fallout from the scandals that were sure to ensue.
Vatican officials told Irish not to report child abuse: A Vatican department advised Ireland's Catholic bishops in 1997 not to report priests suspected of child abuse to the police, a newly revealed letter shows.
Haiti prosecutors charge 'Baby Doc': Haitian authorities have filed corruption and theft charges against former president Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier.
Soaring food prices will make many go hungry: Austerity-driven policies will make the suffering even worse
Greek default plan report rejected: A report says officials in Germany's finance ministry are working on plans to handle the fall-out if Greece defaults.
Trillion-Dollar Banks Could Get Bigger Under Financial Overhaul Law: The nation's four biggest banks can grow even bigger, with the potential to add at least another trillion dollars onto their balance sheets before they even reach the limits imposed by the Obama administration, according to an administration study released Tuesday.
Actually, The Retirement Age is Too High: The most dangerous conventional wisdom in the world today is the idea that with an older population, people must work longer and retire with less.

No comments:

Post a Comment