newslog 21 April


Richard Moore

Vandana Shiva: The Future of Food and Seed (excellent video)
sam springhall commented on this video: What a beautiful Women, Her passion and courage is awsome, i wish everyone could hear this talk

Food & global south: farmland being appropriated by north
This is just as I predicted in my article, published in Global Research, December 2007, where I said “The only way the industrialized North can continue on this path is by taking over more and more of the third world’s land, water, and resources for its own use”… The Post-Bush Regime: A Prognosis

* Chossudovsky: THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS (video lecture) *
If you want to understand what’s going on in the global economy, there is no better source than Michel Chossudovsky, author of The Globalization of Poverty. In this video lecture he explains it all, very clearly, and it’s very up-to- date. highly recommended, rkm

Ellen Brown: Tower of Basel – Secretive Plans for Global Currency
Do we really want the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) issuing our global currency?

Chossudovsky: US-NATO Military Agenda – Destabilization of Pakistan

CIA Drug Trafficking and remembering Gary Webb

Homeland Security equates opposition with terrorism
For Official Use Only: Department of Homeland Security Document

NYPD: showing the face of the police state

Criminalization of political dissent in Britain

Iraq Air Raids Hit Mostly Women and Children

John Cavanaugh-O’Keefe: Introduction to Eugenics
The principal manifestations of eugenics are racism and abortion. Eugenics is the driving force behind euthanasia, in vitro fertilization, and embryo and fetal research.

The Warren Report: “Liquidate the Banks; Fire the Executives!”
This is the most sense I’ve seen come out of Congress in a very long time. And it’s a Republican initiative. Keep this in mind as Obama continues to bash Republicans. rkm

Stephen Lendman: The New Age of Neo-feudal Debt Bondage
This article addresses Washington’s financial coup d’etat in the context of discussing Michael Hudson’s important, very lengthy and detailed April 5 Global article titled

Chris Floyd: Panetta to continue torture regime

Federal agency warns of radicals on right

Eley & Grey: Obama’s Wall Street cabinet

Stephen Lendman: Barack Obama – Crime Boss
Since taking office, Obama, wittingly or otherwise, has headed the largest criminal enterprise in history – the mass looting of national wealth to enrich his Wall Street benefactors.

digital broadcasting: serious health threat

Jennifer Granick: The Cybersecurity Act of 2009
There’s a new bill working its way through Congress that is cause for some alarm
The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 & shutting down the Internet

Rahm’s Think Tankers Enforce ‘Message Discipline’ Among ‘Liberals’
The White House is ‘helping’ liberal groups to get their political messages in sync with the official line.

* Why the bailout solutions make things much worse *
This article provides a very clear understanding of why excessive debt undermines economic stability. We have seen these dynamics clearly played out in the boom and bust that culminated in the recent global collapse. The ‘solutions’ being implemented: continue the excessive-debt system, including derivative trading

Mike Whitney: The Decade of Darkness
Enver Masud: Somali Pirates and the New Scramble for Africa
Those Somali pirates, the crisis in Darfur, the war crimes charges against Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir, and the bases in Africa sought by AFRICOM are best understood in the context of the New Great Game

James A. Marusek: Beware solar cycles

Michael Hirsh: Wall Street refuses to reform
Financial crisis & Pentagon war games
Pentagon holds war game simulating world financial crisis
Bill Van Auken: Cheney praises Obama’s national security team
As President-elect Barack Obama met with his national security team in Chicago Monday, his appointments drew enthusiastic praise from a most revealing source
William Black: “There Are No Real Stress Tests Going On”
William Black is a former senior bank regulator, best known for his thwarted but later vindicated efforts to prosecute S&L crisis fraudster Charles Keating.

Canola Oil Not Healthy (disputed)
I’m not sure what to conclude from these conflicting reports, but I won’t be using Canola oil until I learn more. rkm
Is Canada a nation or a corporation?
Here’s a very interesting radio interview, where researcher Doug Force claims that Canada was incorporated as a corporation back in 1933.

U.S. Appears Set To Boycott U.N. Session on Racism

Somalis fire on Congressman’s plane, miss

Obama maintains embargo against Cuba

Julie Hyland: phony ‘terror’ arrests in England
The “anti-terror” arrests in northwest England: what really lies behind them?

George Galloway: protest letter to UK Charities Commission

Federico Fuentes: Bolivia’s ‘communitarian socialism’

Luis Bilbao: Fifth Summit of the Americas, a crucial battle is to be waged

La revolucion energetica: Cuba’s energy revolution

How US guns get to Mexican cartels

James Kunstler: No Recovery for America’s Economy
Macro Economics It’s a curious symptom of the consensus trance zombifying the American public and its auditors in the media that something like a “recovery” is happening.
Bruce Fein: Czar Obama
The president’s incredibly imperialist wielding of executive power.
Michael Ledeen: We Are All Fascists Now

Financial Times: Criminally Stupid ‘War on Drugs’

* Chris Martenson: America is Being Looted *

Kingsley Dennis: The coming cyberworld – the map is the territory
How the US Military-Industrial Complex Seeks to Contain and Control the Earth and Its Eco-System By Dr. Kingsley Dennis Global Research
Pakistan: US destabilization program making good progress
..Cause and effect: drone attacks, which have minimal military significance, are very effective as destabilizing tools.

Treason in Ireland: Government sells nation out to banks
The €90 billion is on top of €200 billion already pledged to guarantee deposits. This guarantees Ireland will be in debt forever. The €4.8 billion taken from the budget has huge adverse social effects yet does virtually nothing to improve Ireland’s fiscal position, after the €290 billion giveaway.

Sweden: same highway robbery as everywhere else
Over half a million face unemployment By Jordan Shilton

9/11 Commission Counsel: Government Agreed to Lie About 9/11

Michael Dougherty: Discredited under Bush, the superhawks reunite for Obama

John Mitchell Henshaw: Israel’s Grand Design
Leaders Crave Area from Egypt to Iraq by John Mitchell Henshaw. Nearly 34 years ago, an America-firster used The American Mercury magazine to warn of the danger posed by Zionism and its rule of Washington and the Mideast.
Australia: same cookie-cutter bailout scheme

Taliban to take over Pakistan?
N Korea: powder keg # 3
So, there’s Israel-Iran, Pakistan-India, and here we have N Korea- Japan, three potential powder kegs, simmering along on the back burner. If only we knew what they’re cooking up. rkm

Mark Danner: Red Cross Torture Report: What it Means

Legal left cools toward Obama
It’s not just Paul Krugman anymore. A growing chorus on the legal left is cooling toward President Barack Obama as a result of recent actions by the Justice Department

China quietly moving into Latin America

Obama’s education program

Fascism alive and well in UK
Britain: Police make mass “preemptive” arrest of protesters in Nottingham By Robert Stevens. In the largest police operation ever mounted against environmental protesters, more than 114 people were arrested in Sneinton

US Navy to get real ray guns
Boeing Awarded US Navy Contract to Develop Free Electron Laser WEST HILLS — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract valued at up to $163 million, with an initial task order of $6.9 million
Andy Kroll: The Corporatization of Public Education
Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s pledge to put more big-city mayors in charge of their school districts would exclude democratic forms of school governance and let big businesses decide the fate of education.

GM & bankruptcy: how the banks should have treated
Michael Collins: The Money Party at Work
Huge majorities in both houses of Congress voted for legislation to allow the biggest bank heist of all time. But this time, it was the banks pulling the heist.

Thom Hartmann: Geithner & Summers Want More Debt Bubbles
Fifth Summit of the Americas – exchanges of views

Iran: Israel continues preparations for possible attack
The Israeli military is preparing itself to launch a massive aerial assault on Iran’s nuclear facilities within days of being given the go-ahead

TIME: popularizing geoengineering

Scientific American: geoengineering for intellectuals

Lightwatcher: geoengineering & chemtrails