By John Pilger
The attacks on WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are a response to an information revolution that threatens old power orders, in politics and journalism. The incitement to murder trumpeted by public figures in the United States, together with attempts by the Obama administration to corrupt the law and send Assange to a hell hole prison for the rest of his life, are the reactions of a rapacious system exposed as never before.
In recent weeks, the US Justice Department has established a secret grand jury just across the river from Washington in the eastern district of the state of Virginia. The object is to indict Julian Assange under a discredited espionage act used to arrest peace activists during the first world war, or one of the “war on terror” conspiracy statutes that have degraded American justice. Judicial experts describe the jury as a “deliberate set up”, pointing out that this corner of Virginia is home to the employees and families of the Pentagon, CIA, Department of Homeland Security and other pillars of American power.
Posted in 4th Estate, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, Obama and Company, War and Peace, Whistleblowers
Tagged 4th Estate, criminalizing dissent, DOJ, free speech, julian assange, obama, wikileaks
By Sally O’Boyle
Re: SPLC list of “Active Patriot Groups” and DOJ’s “Criminal Extremist List”
I am wondering if you will start a Patriot Persons list to go along with your Patriot Groups list? If so, I’d like to apply. If your criteria* is the same for People as for Groups, I might be a pretty good fit!
I am definitely against any “New World Order” or “One World Government” scheme. The U.S. must remain a sovereign nation as outlined in our Constitution. (Besides, and I don’t mean to be catty here, but the idea doesn’t seem to be working out so bloody well for the EU.) Do you know if there is an active attempt by the U.S. government to join into a world government? If so, please let me know! I’d like to sign and circulate a petition against that.
Posted in Censorship, Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Resistance
Tagged conspiracy theories, Constitution, dept of justice, DOJ, extremist lists, militia, New World Order, patriotism, sally o'boyle, southern poverty law center, splc
Pesticide Action Network
Monsanto’s aggressive control of markets and policy was in the spotlight this week in two places of import for its business: Iowa, and the community of nations gathered in Copenhagen. First, The Des Moines Register published an Associated Press expose, saying, “confidential contracts detailing Monsanto’s business practices reveal how the seed giant is squeezing competitors, controlling smaller companies and protecting its dominance over the multibillion-dollar market for genetically altered crops.” Kathryn Gilje, Executive Director of Pesticide Action Network North America, noted, “Monsanto has long used aggressive bully tactics to control the terms of farming and food around the world so that as our world gets hungrier and faces the climate crisis, their monopoly and revenue grow. This kind of bad behavior is long overdue for public scrutiny.”
Posted in Economy Economics, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Neoliberalism
Tagged Anti-trust, Bully tactics, Corporate State, deforestation, DOJ, Food Supply, gmo, Industrial Agriculture, monopoly, Monsanto, Profiteering, Unfair business practices