Friday, February 29, 2008

Home of the free ?

One in 100 Americans in Prison:

For the first time in history, more than one in every 100 American adults is in jail or prison, according to a new report tracking the surge in inmate population and urging states to rein in corrections costs with alternative sentencing programs.
The report, released Thursday by the Pew Center on the States, said the 50 states spent more than $49 billion on corrections last year, up from less than $11 billion 20 years earlier. The rate of increase for prison costs was six times greater than for higher education spending, the report said.
Using updated state-by-state data, the report said 2,319,258 adults were held in U.S. prisons or jails at the start of 2008 - one out of every 99.1 adults, and more than any other country in the world. Even more shocking is the fact that not even communist Russia or China at the height of their dictatorships had anywhere near as many people in jail.

Who's Next? --- Maybe you...

Rule by fear or rule by law?

" The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."
- Winston Churchill, Nov. 21, 1943

Since 9/11, and seemingly without the notice of most Americans, the federal government has assumed the authority to institute martial law, arrest a wide swath of dissidents (citizen and noncitizen alike), and detain people without legal or constitutional recourse in the event of "an emergency influx of immigrants in the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs."
Beginning in 1999, the government has entered into a series of single-bid contracts with Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) to build detention camps at undisclosed locations within the United States. The government has also contracted with several companies to build thousands of railcars, some reportedly equipped with shackles, ostensibly to transport detainees.
According to diplomat and author Peter Dale Scott, the KBR contract is part of a Homeland Security plan titled ENDGAME, which sets as its goal the removal of "all removable aliens" and "potential terrorists."
Fraud-busters such as Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, have complained about these contracts, saying that more taxpayer dollars should not go to taxpayer-gouging Halliburton. But the real question is: What kind of "new programs" require the construction and refurbishment of detention facilities in nearly every state of the union with the capacity to house perhaps millions of people?
Sect. 1042 of the 2007 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), "Use of the Armed Forces in Major Public Emergencies," gives the executive the power to invoke martial law. For the first time in more than a century, the president is now authorized to use the military in response to "a natural disaster, a disease outbreak, a terrorist attack or any other condition in which the President determines that domestic violence has occurred to the extent that state officials cannot maintain public order."
The Military Commissions Act of 2006, rammed through Congress just before the 2006 midterm elections, allows for the indefinite imprisonment of anyone who donates money to a charity that turns up on a list of "terrorist" organizations, or who speaks out against the government's policies. The law calls for secret trials for citizens and noncitizens alike.
Also in 2007, the White House quietly issued National Security Presidential Directive 51 (NSPD-51), to ensure "continuity of government" in the event of what the document vaguely calls a "catastrophic emergency." Should the president determine that such an emergency has occurred, he and he alone is empowered to do whatever he deems necessary to ensure "continuity of government." This could include everything from canceling elections to suspending the Constitution to launching a nuclear attack. Congress has yet to hold a single hearing on NSPD-51.
U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, D-Venice (Los Angeles County) has come up with a new way to expand the domestic "war on terror." Her Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 (HR1955), which passed the House by the lopsided vote of 404-6, would set up a commission to "examine and report upon the facts and causes" of so-called violent radicalism and extremist ideology, then make legislative recommendations on combatting it.
According to commentary in the Baltimore Sun, Rep. Harman and her colleagues from both sides of the aisle believe the country faces a native brand of terrorism, and needs a commission with sweeping investigative power to combat it.

A clue as to where Harman's commission might be aiming is the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, a law that labels those who "engage in sit-ins, civil disobedience, trespass, or any other crime in the name of animal rights" as terrorists. Other groups in the crosshairs could be anti-abortion protesters, anti-tax agitators, immigration activists, environmentalists, peace demonstrators, Second Amendment rights supporters ... the list goes on and on. According to author Naomi Wolf, the National Counterterrorism Center holds the names of roughly 775,000 "terror suspects" with the number increasing by 20,000 per month.
What could the government be contemplating that leads it to make contingency plans to detain without recourse millions of its own citizens?
The Constitution does not allow the executive to have unchecked power under any circumstances. The people must not allow the president to use the war on terrorism to rule by fear instead of by law.
Lewis Seiler is the president of Voice of the Environment, Inc. Dan Hamburg, a former congressman, is executive director.
This article appeared on page B - 7 of the San Francisco Chronicle

America's Family Prison

Prototype for a nationwide concentration camp system?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Knowledge is Power -Spreading the Word the World Over

This is an excellent new 911 film in German with English subtitles
Done by Nuoviso
Know anyone in Germany?

Israel's Influence on US Foreign Policy
Former U.S. Marine Corps officer and UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter talks about the unique influence that the Israel war lobby has on the U.S. news media and U.S. foreign policy.

False Flag Prospects, 2008 -- Top Three US Target CitiesBy Captain Eric H. May - Military Correspondent

February 20, 2008 at 13:53:26
BREAKING 9/11 NEWS: FBI Says Barbara Olsen Did Not Call Ted Olsen. Bush Solicitor General LIED !!

European Parliament screened the 911 film ‘Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11’ on February 26th.
See trailer here>

Report on Brussels Presentation from Dr Eric Beeth

Yesterday evening I attended the Film + debate evening organized by the Euro-Parliamentarian Giulietto Chiesa, together with Yukihisa Fujita, David Ray Griffin and the makers (Paolo Jormi Bianchi, Thomas Torelli, Francesco Trento and Franco Fracassi) of the documentary film “ZERO – An Investigation into 911”
Excellent movie, produced thanks to an enormous investment of time and money by the film-makers, and out of pocket donations from a very large number of citizens wanting the truth to shine forth. It deserves a wide distribution, hopefully also to a world-wide television audience.
It complements’s “Unter Falscher Flagge”, which can already be seen on google-video with English sub-titles. The film “Zero” interviews many military and intelligence experts, some who I had not been listening to before. A highlight of the film is the wonderfully happy face of Dario Fo (1997 Italian Nobel Prize winner in Literature) who through-out the movie comments on certain known facts with his logic that should be grasped by the humanity loving child within each of us.
German "Unter Falscher Flagge" with English subtitles:
We all have way enough proof that the whole “Al-Qaeda” hype and “War on Terror” is a fraud. We must not tolerate these “McCain-like” synthetic-terror-mongering false paradigm messages in our media. It is long overdue that we speak out as citizens, and not only in internet forums. For example, we can picket the media during “11th of the month” actions.
Yukihisa Fujita stressed the importance to continue to increase the political and cultural weight of the growing amount of credible allegations by responsible people in all walks of society. Although the US State department is irritated that European media and political institutions are more and more deeply questioning the “OFFICIAL MYTHformation” of the “War on Terror”, in the end, the US will be most inclined to change its ways only when the American people themselves inform themselves better on the full depth of the criminality and “false flag” deception of its current rogue administration. This is something that will not magically disappear by electing an “Obama”. The whole media and political institution needs a full renewal before it again can deserve the trust of us American citizens.
Mr. Fujita: January 11, 2008 Japanese Parliament, Questioning the official “story” -
Ever since this “New American Century” “crazy” – Zelikow-parallel-universe-type neo-con administration stole the elections in 2000, we have had a systematic erosion of trust that could formerly be placed in the government’s alphabet list of institutions. The media has showed itself complicit in creating the “Terror” paradigm, which has turned out to be a P2OG government lie.
Every one of the complicit politicians and media people should be identified on a an internet site, with links to their incriminating stupidity that has led our formerly great country to become the currently most rogue danger to world peace and civilized life as we know it. If they would like to be taken off that list of shame, they would have to engage in actions that repair the horrible damage that they have done. If we start this quickly, and mobilize on many different levels, we will hopefully restore democracy in America, and our dignity as individuals, and as a nation.
We should also let ALL the presidential candidates know that the US people cannot trust any Candidate who refuses to come clean from the government lies surrounding 9/11, the ensuing government created climate of terror, and unprecedented lack of accountability and transparency of the executive, FEMA, private armies like Black-Water and MPRInc.
These were my own reflections this evening. The debate held in the European Parliament touched on several different issues, with soft spoken authorative David Ray Griffin being his usual brilliant self. His seventh book “911 Contradictions, an open letter to the Congress and the Press” is due out soon, but he has yet to be received for a serious review by any of the US large newspapers. Write to your papers to complain about this!
Yukihisa Fujita came across as a humanitarian, who had come across the extent of the deception with horror, and compassion for the people suffering in Afghanistan and Iraq. To him, we the citizens hold the upper hand, since we have the truth and the consciousness of the people on our side.
Watching these internet 911-truth movies is a good way to catch up from the empty-headed ridiculous mythformation we have been served out of the media owned by corporate and military companies, but it is not enough. We must graduate out from internet, and bring critical reasoning back to our universities, printed press, television, theatres and political institutions.
Thank-you all, for sharing your thoughts, insights and creative work on these forums; like M. Fujita says, they can say and do all they want, this movement will still hold the upper hand!

Note If you haven't seen "Rendition" yet, it should be a MUST SEE

now Available on DVD

Sunday, February 03, 2008

9/11 Commission's Report, Truth Coming Out Pt.2

Who is Philip Zelikow?

Zelikow was the executive director of the 911 Commission.

Translation – He’s the guy who told the commissioners who would be interviewed, what questions would be asked, what evidence would be allowed and examined. He is the reason, for example, as to why the WTC-7 is not mentioned in the report, or why the Secret Services actions on that morning in Florida were never questioned, or why Norm Mineta’s testimony never made it into the report, or why the money trail was never pursued, and of course, he (and his office) are also the ones who wrote the final report; Kean and Hamilton merely the flunkies who put their names on it.

In a nutshell – Zelikow was Bush/Cheney’s guy on the inside; the guy responsible for establishing the bonifides of the official lies that would be come the official “story”.

Of interest in this video – we find out that Zelikow, in the late 90s, wrote a paper called “Catastrophic Terrorism” (1998), in which he probed the idea of how such an event or events could be used to push an agenda, one that would benefit the powers that be.

The other very interesting point made in this video – Zelikow’s Thesis in college was on “myths” and how to create them, and defend them in the face of facts. That indeed, the official “myth”, doesn’t need to be real, it just needs to be real enough in order to “sell it to a public”; and how much easier this task must have become over the past several decades, given that our once free press is (now) nothing more than a toothless old dog, bought and paid for with a juicy bone.



Friday, February 01, 2008

9/11 Commission's Report, Truth Coming Out

A small note before reading this (for those who do not know):
Philip Zelikow wrote his thesis in college on – How to create and perpetuate…MYTHS.
Yes, you read that right; he has a masters in the construction and sale of myths, to large populations.

Ex-9/11 Panel Chief Denies Secret White House Ties
Book Charges Zelikow May Have Interfered With the 9/11 Commission's Report
The former executive director of the 9/11 Commission denies explosive charges of undisclosed ties to the Bush White House or interference with the panel's report.

The charges are said to be contained in New York Times reporter Philip Shenon's unreleased book, "The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation," according to Max Holland, an author and blogger, and generally confirmed by the book's publisher. Although the book is not slated to hit stores until early next month, Holland says he bought a copy of the audio version at a bookstore. (Attempts to purchase the book, in any format, at the Barnes & Noble across the street from ABC News headquarters were unsuccessful.)
9/11 Commission co-chairs Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton hired former Condoleezza Rice aide Philip Zelikow to be executive director, Zelikow failed to tell them about his role helping Rice set up President George W. Bush's National Security Council in early 2001 – and that he was "instrumental" in demoting Richard Clarke, the onetime White House counterterrorism czar who was fixated on the threat from Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda, according to Holland's version of Shenon's tome.
"[Zelikow] had laid the groundwork for much of what went wrong at the White House in the weeks and months before September 11. Would he want people to know that?" Shenon writes, according to Holland.
Zelikow denied that was the case. "It was very well-known I had served on this transition team and had declined to go into the administration. I worked there for a total of one month. I had interviewed Sandy Berger, Dick Clarke and most of the NSC staff." He noted he recused himself from working on the section of the panel's report addressing the NSC transition, and that other staffers had held conflicting positions in the Clinton administration.
In his book, Shenon also says that while working for the panel, Zelikow appears to have had private conversations with former White House political director Karl Rove, despite a ban on such communication, according to Holland. Shenon reports that Zelikow later ordered his assistant to stop keeping a log of his calls, although the commission's general counsel overruled him, Holland wrote.

911 Truth: Rudy Giuliani & the Feds Destroyed WTC Evidence

1933 White House coup and Smedley Butler