By Rady Ananda
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a problem. All but one rancher has sold his grazing rights and gotten out of the cattle business on a certain piece of real estate in Nevada. Senator Reid wants that land for a multi-billion dollar solar farm and factory.
But since the economic incentive didn’t work for the Cliven Bundy family, Reid and the Bureau of Land Management sent in armed contract cowboys this month to rustle 300 cattle with helicopters and guns, killing some in the process.
The Bundy family has been grazing their cattle on public lands in Clark County for six generations. They rely on grazing rights established in 1877, which Harry Reid, via the federal government, wants to quash so that a Chinese energy company can develop the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone.
By Rady Ananda
Food Freedom News
To protect against genetic contamination, a group of ecodefenders destroyed 6,000 genetically modified beets in Jackson County, Oregon earlier this month. The FBI is involved and has deemed the act “economic sabotage,” despite that Syngenta is creating products that economically destroy organic crops through genetic contamination and pesticide aerial drift.
When cross contamination occurs, then our corrupt judicial system blames the victim farmer who is ordered to pay Monsanto for the company’s failure to control its frankenseeds that contaminated her organic crops.
Posted in Economy Economics, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab
Tagged colony collapse disorder, CP4, gm beet sabotage, Monsanto, neonicotinoids, oregon, roundup, syngenta, white nose syndrome
Another Portland Homeowner Stands Strong Against Modern Redlining
By Pete Shaw
July 28, 2012
Story and Photos by Pete Shaw
When the clock ticks past midnight into Saturday July 28th the Multnomah County Sheriff will be able to enforce an eviction notice issued by the Circuit Court of Multnomah County on the house of Annette Steele of 4022 NE 14th Avenue. But Steele, her family, her friends, and her neighbors are not planning on her going anywhere.
Posted in Economy Economics, Housing, Land Grab, Obama and Company
Tagged banksters, class war, Foreclosure, home defense, housing fraud, Land Grab, mortgage squatters, multnomah, occupy eviction, portland oregon, subprime mortgage, TARP, wall street bailout
By Kenya Palestine Solidarity Committee
Comparisons between Israel’s control over the Palestinians and apartheid South Africa can yield crucial clues on how to move towards the end of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. [Image]
How legitimate are comparisons of Israel’s control over the Palestinians and apartheid South Africa’s treatment of blacks?
Photo released by Iranian Fars News Agency shows Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, who was killed in a bomb blast in Tehran, Iran, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, with his son.
By Fidel Castro
I am convinced that Iran will not commit any rash actions that might contribute to setting off a war. If a war were to be unleashed, it would inevitably be completely as a result of the recklessness and congenital irresponsibility of the Yankee Empire, writes former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro.
Posted in Environment, Land Grab, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged assassination politics, Dariush Rezaei-Nejad, Dariush Rezaei-Ochbolagh, Extinction, fidel castro, iran invasion, Majid Shahriari, Massoud Ali Mohammadi, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, mutually assured destruction, nuclear war, resource wars, us imperialism
Hamas: The Islamic Resistance Movement
Beverley Milton-Edwards and Stephen Farrell
Polity Press, 2010 (340 pp.)
Beverly Milton-Edwards is Professor in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast. Steven Farrell, who has dual British-Irish citizenship, is Middle East Correspondent for The New York Times.
By Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall
Hamas is about the militant Palestinian group which was democratically elected to run the Palestinian Authority in 2006. The main value of the book is the rich context it provides regarding the Israeli occupation of Palestine, which is totally absent from the mainstream media. Hamas clearly documents the role Israel played in promoting the rise of Muslim fundamentalism in Palestine. The book also emphasizes the essential role foreign financial assistance plays in perpetuating this war – with the US heavily backing Israel and other Islamic states backing occupied Palestine.
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Guest Blogger, Land Grab, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged Beverley Milton-Edwards, hamas, Hamas The Islamic Resistance Movement, Israel, palestine, Stephen Farrell
By Robert C. Koehler
The war is over, sort of, but the Big Lie marches on: that democracy is flowering in Iraq, that America is stronger and more secure than ever, that doing what’s right is the prime motivator of all our military action.
And the troops will be home for Christmas. Hurrah! Hurrah!
(The men will cheer, the boys will shout, and we’ll all feel gay, except maybe Rick Perry.)
“The war in Iraq will soon belong to history,” President Obama told the troops at Fort Bragg last week. “Your service belongs to the ages. Never forget that you are part of an unbroken line of heroes spanning two centuries — from the colonists who overthrew an empire, to your grandparents and parents who faced down fascism and communism, to you — men and women who fought for the same principles in Fallujah and Kandahar, and delivered justice to those who attacked us on 9/11.”
Maybe, as he fulfilled his campaign promise and shut down the Iraq operation after nearly nine years of occupation, slaughter and nation-wrecking, the president had no choice but to extol the glory of our fake values, to pretend — to those who fought it — that this was an honorable war, waged in self-protection and righteous vengeance.
By Bruce Gagnon
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
This map tells the whole story. Each star represents a U.S. military
base. In the middle, in blue, is Iran. Iran has no military bases
outside its borders. Just north of Iran is Georgia that has
essentially become a U.S./NATO base. Turkey belongs to NATO. Iran has
been checkmated. North of Georgia is Russia. Can there be any wonder
why Russia is so alarmed about an attack on Iran?
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By Gareth Porter
Inter Press Service
The IAEA claim that a foreign scientist – identified in news reports as Vyacheslav Danilenko – had been involved in building the alleged containment chamber has now been denied firmly by Danilenko himself in an interview with Radio Free Europe published Friday.
The latest report by the IAEA cited “information provided by Member States” that Iran had constructed “a large explosives containment vessel in which to conduct hydrodynamic experiments” – meaning simulated explosions of nuclear weapons – in its Parchin military complex in 2000.
Posted in Censorship, Land Grab, Military, MSM Shills, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, Obama and Company, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged iran, nanodiamonds, nanotechnology, war, WMD
By James Corbett
The Arab League has announced it’s reached a deal with Syria on easing the country’s long-running political crisis. The agreement urges Damascus to immediately withdraw security forces from the streets, release jailed demonstrators, and start dialogue with the opposition. Syria also agreed to allow rights groups and Arab League watchdogs into the country. But the U.S. still says it wants to see President Assad resign.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged human rights, Land Grab, libya, NATO, ngo, resource wars, syria, un crimes, war propaganda
By William Blum
It doesn’t matter to them if it’s untrue. It’s a higher truth.
“We came, we saw, he died.” — US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, giggling, as she spoke of the depraved murder of Moammar Gaddafi
Imagine Osama bin Laden or some other Islamic leader speaking of 9-11: “We came, we saw, 3,000 died … ha- ha.”
Clinton and her partners-in-crime in NATO can also have a good laugh at how they deceived the world.
Posted in Education, Healthcare, Housing, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, War and Peace
Tagged equal rights women, free education, free healthcare, libya, muammar ghadafi, NATO invasion, obama crimes, subsidized housing, War Crimes
By Mike Colpitts
Responding to homeowner complaints, Nevada has become the first state in the nation to make illegally repossessing a home a felony, and may send bankers to jail for doing such. The new law was enacted after tens of thousands of homeowners complained to lawmakers about their homes being foreclosed without proof of ownership.
The outcry of consumer complaints over illegal robo-signing tactics has produced a series of lawsuits against mortgage servicing companies and banks in Nevada, which has led the U.S. in foreclosures six straight years.
The Nevada law makes it a felony for a mortgage servicer or trustee of a mortgage to make false representations concerning a title such as claiming that they are an executive of a bank or mortgage servicer, which was the case in at least hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of robo-signings.
The International Criminal Court is due to receive a suit against NATO over the killing of Libyan ex-leader Muammar Gaddafi. But the Gaddafi family’s chances of finding justice in The Hague are all too slim, says journalist James Corbett.
In their suit, which cites the “deliberate killing” of a person protected by the Geneva Convention, Gaddafi’s family will target NATO’s executive bodies and the leaders of its member states, their lawyer, Marcel Ceccaldi, said on Wednesday.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, War and Peace
Tagged assassination politics, Gaddafi, icc, Land Grab, libya, NATO invasion, War Crimes
By Franklin Lamb
The Peoples Voice
The people I had hoped most to be able to find upon returning to Libya were eight students from Fatah University (now renamed Tripoli University) who became my friends during three months in Libya this summer. They had all been strongly opposed to what NATO was doing to their country (NATO bombs destroyed some classrooms at the University during final exams in late May) and I was very keen to sit with them again if possible since the August 23rd fall of Tripoli when most of them scattered given the uncertainties of what would happen and we lost contact.
Thanks to Ahmad who was waiting for me we re-united quickly. Some excerpts and impressions from yesterday’s all night gathering with Ahmad, Amal, Hind, Suha, Mohammad and Rana:
“I know Sanad al-Ureibi”, Ahmad said disgustedly about the 22 year old who is claiming he fired two bullets at close range into Muammar Gadhafi on October 22nd.
Posted in Education, Healthcare, Housing, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, Resistance, War and Peace, Women
Tagged free education, free healthcare, free housing, ibya, NATO invasion, obama, warlords, womens rights
By Neela Banerjee
President Obama’s reelection campaign has hired a former lobbyist for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline as a top adviser.
The campaign said that Broderick Johnson, founder and former principal of the communications firm the Collins Johnson Group, would serve as a senior adviser for the campaign. Before founding the firm this spring, he worked for the powerhouse lobbying firm, Bryan Cave LLP, where his clients included Microsoft, Comcast and TransCanada, the company planning to build the $7-billion pipeline to carry crude from Alberta’s oil sands to the Texas Gulf Coast.
Posted in Energy, Environment, Land Grab, Obama and Company
Tagged Broderick Johnson, Collins Johnson Group, Environment, Keystone XL, lobbyists, obamaliar, oil vs people, tar sands
Is a World War III Scenario Unfolding?
By Prof. Michel Chossudovsky
With the killing of Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi this past week, NATO is celebrating what, in their view, is a great victory. However, this so-called “victory” has nothing to do with democracy, freedom or justice; it is part of a broad, insidious geopolitical strategy that has been on NATO’s drawing board for years. And what is even more frightening than the bloodlust being shamelessly splashed across the mainstream media is the fact that this latest manoeuver is merely a small part of a much wider military agenda with potentially catastrophic consequences.
In his latest e-book, “Towards a World War III Scenario“, Prof. Michel Chossudovsky outlines the strategies and real motives behind the war on Libya, what we can expect next from NATO (the world’s deadly “humanitarian” force), and the necessary steps for dispelling disinformation and preventing war on an unprecedented scale.
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Land Grab, Military, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, NWO, Obama and Company, Psy-Ops, Resistance, War and Peace
Tagged empire, imperialism, lawless state, michel chossudovsky, nuclear holocaust, propaganda, resource wars, Towards a World War III Scenario
By John Pilger
On 14 October, President Barack Obama announced he was sending United States special forces troops to Uganda to join the civil war there. In the next few months, US combat troops will be sent to South Sudan, Congo and Central African Republic. They will only “engage” for “self-defence”, says Obama, satirically. With Libya secured, an American invasion of the African continent is under way.
Obama’s decision is described in the press as “highly unusual” and “surprising”, even “weird”. It is none of these things. It is the logic of American foreign policy since 1945.
Posted in Land Grab, Military, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, War and Peace
Tagged africa invasion, africom, imperialism, libya, NATO invasion, obama warlord, uganda
First, we’ll show the section on Libya, then followed by the entire film
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, War and Peace
Tagged banksters, dinar, endless war, imperialism, Land Grab, libya, NATO invasion, Road to Endless War - The Final Chapter, un terrorism