cj#553> NWO news & views (fwds)


Richard Moore

Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996
From: "Mike Ewall" <•••@••.•••>
To: Multiple recipients of list <•••@••.•••>

> This list has been burdened by a plethora of compulsive corporate bashers
> who associate the problem they call corporate welfare with only recipients.
> They seem to be unable to recognize government corruption leading to your
>alerts.  Keep up the good work.

Government corruption (especially that which benefits corporations, i.e.
corporate welfare), exists due to corporate control of the government,
primarily via the campiagn finance system.  It's not like politicians
are giving out massive corporate welfare because they have nothing better to
do.  Government corruption is a result of corporate power over government.

Read more about it at:


Mike Ewall
Activists' Center for Training In Organizing and Networking

Date: Wed, 22 May 1996
From: John Gear <•••@••.•••
To: Multiple recipients of list <•••@••.•••
Subject: Exxon deals with Alaska

 Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 23:37:23 -0700 (PDT)
 From: MichaelP <•••@••.•••
 To: •••@••.•••, •••@••.•••
 Subject: Exxon deals with Alaska
 Sender: •••@••.•••

  From London Times May 22

 'Secret' reform set to cut Exxon damages

 EXXON oil company, yet to pay any of the $5 billion

 damages awarded to victims of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, is
 alleged to be behind a secretive legal reform that could cut its
 liability by up to 95 per cent (Giles Whittell writes).

 There is uproar in Alaska over a rider to a larger state Bill that
 limits any such damages and is designed to be retroactive. It was
 added be hind closed doors, without debate at a recent legislative

 When the tanker broke up in Prince William Sound it spilled 11 million
 gallons of crude oil, killing birds and devastating fish stocks.
 Compensation, awarded two years ago, has been delayed by Exxon
 appeals. The company has denied any link with the legislation, which
 awaits only the Governor's signature.

From: •••@••.•••
Date: Sun, 2 Jun 1996
To: •••@••.•••
Subject: The Direction of the Alliance

I was a bit troubled at the last alliance meeting by Neil's suggestion that
the alliance should seek only long term goals for itself as opposed to more
attainable short term goals.  In our group meeting on International
Corporations he further clarified his position as being one where he sought
long term goal with no determinate or set ending.  He thought that we ought
to take more of an educational approach to activism as opposed to setting
concrete goals for ourselves.  I would hope that many of you see the same
problems with this mindset as I do.  My own view is that we ought to have
both short term and long term concrete goals; otherwise, I feel that we will
degenerate into simply a liberal feel good society that accomplishes very
little except for providing us with the illusion that we are concerned about
the predations of corporate dominated capitalism.  I think I understand where
Neil's point of view comes from.  It seems to me to be a Humanistic mindset
where there are no absolute or set answers to the problems that confront us.
 While I think that it is often good for the left to be suspicious of
absolutism in politics, I would like to remind the participants in this
mailing list that our Corporate enemies have no problem with setting goals
pertaining to how they intend to beat down the aspirations of the working
masses.  In fact, their whole idealogy depends on individual motivation and
goal setting.  I think that members of the Alliance should pay more attention
to what the right-wing press is saying.  Their goals are very clear.  They
want to see capital have maximum mobility in the world market place, complete
with a single world currency and a world government just strong enough to
protect their interests with maybe a few relatively worthless programs thrown
in to help the world's neediest peoples so as to appease the left.  The
nation states will continue but with just enouph power to oppress the working
classes in these various states and keep them divided.  If a disastrous
future such as this where corporations control everything in a world wide
wage-slave society is not appealing to us then we better start developing
some goals soon that will be achievable with our dedication together.  As I
stated earlier a we ought to have both short range and long range goals to
effectively carry out our fight against corporate tyranny.  I would suggest
as an example of short range goals is to establish a community based radio
station or to require that state or city subsidized businesses pay a living
minimum wage higher than the state or national minimums.  A long range goal
would be to build a national movement capable of challenging the tyranny of
so-called free trade agreements like GATT or NAFTA and eventually scraping
those agreements altogether and institute tariffs cabable of containing
corporate capital in this country.  Also, this movement ought to aggressively
seek to break up corporations into smaller more competitive units so as not
to lose the advantages of protectionism to corporate price fixing.  Another
long term goal could be a constitutional amendment that delegitimizes
corporations as persons.  I hope to hear from some of you about what our long
and short term goals out to be, but I hope that you will agree with me that
our group should not merely be into stroking our own egos about how concerned
we are as opposed to actually doing something about our world's sorry
predicament given the present development of corporate tyranny.

EC Morris

Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996
Sender: Parveez Syed <•••@••.•••>
Subject: TWA flight 800 crash

Monday 22 July 1996, London-UK

TWA Flight 800 crash

Let us see if credible investigative journalists on the list can
explore the alternative possibilities without demonising and
criminalising one billion Muslims after every bombing.

French sources reported on Sunday 21-07-1996 that French Defense
Ministry experts say it is possible that the TWA Boeing 747
which exploded last week was "accidentally" [deadly friendly
fire] hit by a missile fired by a US Army unit in the region.

According to sources, the French experts believe that if reports
about a surface-to-air missile hitting the plane are confirmed,
the infrastructure needed to fire a missile powerful enough to hit
a plane at that altitude is only possessed by army units.  The
possibility that a Stinger missile could hit the plane is being
rolled out by the French.

The French experts say human or technical error could have led to
the TWA crash. The experts say that if the TWA plan was shot down
by mistake by a U.S. military unit, it is unlikely that the U.S.
army will admit it. Years ago, a US Navy plane shot down an
Iranian civilian plane over the Persian Gulf killing more than
180 passengers.

Parveez Syed
Shanti RTV news agency

Date: 24 Jul 96 21:16:23 EDT
From: Alexa Dvorson <•••@••.•••>
To: RK Moore <•••@••.•••>
Subject: BBC chairman gives assurances on World Service

--------------- Forwarded Story ---------------

Headline: BBC chairman gives assurances on World Service
Wire Service: RTw (Reuters World Report)
Date: Wed, Jul 24, 1996

 Copyright 1996 Reuters Ltd.  All rights reserved.
The following news report may not be republished or redistributed, in whole or
in part, without the prior written consent of Reuters Ltd.

    LONDON, July 24 (Reuter) - The chairman of the BBC, facing an outcry over a
proposed restructuring of World Service radio, promised on Wednesday to maintain
the distinct agenda of the service and the quality of its programmes.
     At a meeting with Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind, BBC Chairman Sir
Christopher Bland agreed to the establishment of a joint working party to
address concerns about the impact of the proposed changes, according to a
Foreign Office statement.
     The Foreign Office directly funds the World Service, which broadcasts in
more than 40 languages and has 140 million regular listeners.
     Lynda Chalker, a Foreign Office minister, assured the House of Lords that
the reorganisation would not be carried out until the working party, which will
have access to independent advice, had reported to Rifkind and Bland.
     "We have received assurances about quality, because of the very special
nature of the World Service, and that this will be unaffacted by the new
arrangements," Chalker told the upper chamber of parliament.
     Bland and Rifkind will meet again in October.
     The BBC board of governors was due to consider the changes on Thursday.
     In a letter to the Guardian newspaper, 140 leading public figures called
the governors to consult first on the changes, which would include merging the
World Service's news-gathering operations with those of the domestic BBC.
     The signatories, including politicians, broadcasters, academics and the
Archbishop of Canterbury, said there was unprecedented concern about the impact
of the proposed changes on editorial independence and the distinctive voice of
the World Service.


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