By Darren Wolfe
A great example of how people of diverse views can come together to stand for peace and against the empire. This protest took place at the Whitehouse in Washington, DC.
We met several libertarians there, hopefully more will turn out for future peace rallies. Below are pictures and two videos of the event:
By Andrew Kreig posted by Michael Collins
Four days before Connecticut’s Nora Dannehy was appointed to investigate the Bush administration’s U.S. attorney firing scandal, a team of lawyers she led was found to have illegally suppressed evidence in a major political corruption case.
This previously unreported fact from Dannehy’s past calls into question her entire national investigation. The revelation similarly compromises the pending investigation by her Connecticut colleague, John Durham, who since 2008 has been the nation’s special prosecutor for DOJ and CIA decision-making involving torture.
Here’s the story, which the Justice Integrity Project I lead just broke in Nieman Watchdog:
In September 2008, the Bush Justice Department appointed Connecticut career federal prosecutor Nora Dannehy to investigate allegations that Bush officials in 2006 illegally fired nine U.S. attorneys who wouldn’t politicize official corruption investigations.
But just four days before her appointment, a federal appeals court had ruled that a team of prosecutors led by Dannehy illegally suppressed evidence in a major political corruption case in Connecticut. The prosecutors’ misconduct was so serious that the court vacated seven of the eight convictions in the case. Continue reading
Posted in Censorship
Tagged bush, corruption, Dannehy, Durham, Gonzales, Grimes, Holder, Iglesias, justice, Loyal Bushies, obama, Political Corruption, Politics News, Prosecutors, Purge, Rove, siegelman, Spadoni, Torture, U.s. Attorneys
By David Sirota
“I am in control here in the White House.” —Secretary of State Alexander Haig, 1981
Ah, the good old days when even a big shot like Gen. Al Haig could get in trouble for such mavericky declarations that defy basic constitutional precedents.
In the 21st century, that’s ancient history. We’ve so idealized cowboy-style rebellion in matters of war and law enforcement that “going Haig” is today honored as “going rogue.” Defiance, irreverence, contempt—these are the moment’s most venerated postures, no matter how destructive or lawless.
The Bush administration’s illegal wiretapping and torture sessions were the most obvious examples of the rogue sensibility on steroids. But then came McCain-Palin, a presidential ticket predicated almost singularly on the rogue brand. And now, even in the Obama era, that brand pervades.
It began re-emerging in September with Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s Afghan escalation plan. McChrystal didn’t just ask President Barack Obama for more troops—protocol-wise, that would have been completely appropriate. No, McChrystal went rogue, pre-emptively leaking his request to the media, then delivering a public address telling Obama to immediately follow his orders.
Incredibly, few politicians or pundits raised objections to McChrystal’s behavior. Worse, rather than firing McChrystal, Obama meekly agreed to his demands, letting Americans know that when it comes to foreign policy, the rogue general—not the popularly elected president—is in control in the White House.
By John Kusumi
#ObamaFAIL: U.S.-China Policy ‘Still Lousy After All These Years’
During Obama’s visit, China quietly sets a trial for Tiananmen Square student leader Zhou Yongjun
– Trial to occur Thursday, one day after Obama leaves China –
This is a newsbreak, coming to you from the China Support Network. Continue reading
By Jeremy Scahill
The nonpartisan Project on Government Oversight and Reform recently revealed that the top 100 government contractors made nearly $300 billion from federal contracts in 2007 alone. Since 1995 these same contractors have been involved with 676 cases of “misconduct” and paid $26 billion in fines to settle cases stemming from fraud, waste or abuse. Fines and other penalties, it seems, are simply the stunningly small price of doing government business.
Posted in Elections, Housing, NWO
Tagged ACORN, ACORN Act, Boeing, corporate felon, corporate fraud, crimes, fraud, Housing, justice, lockheed-martin, Northrop Grumman
By Ray McGovern
For the CIA supervisors and operatives responsible for torture, the chickens are coming home to roost; that is, if President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder mean it when they say no one is above the law – and if they don’t fall victim to brazen intimidation.
Unable to prevent Holder from starting an investigation of torture and other war crimes that implicate CIA officials past and present, those same CIA officials, together with what those in the intelligence trade call “agents of influence” in the media, are pulling out all the stops to quash the Justice Department’s preliminary investigation.
Posted in 911, Human Rights Civil Liberties, MSM Shills, NWO, Obama and Company, Torture, War and Peace
Tagged 911, accountability, cia, corruption, eric holder, george tenet, human rights, james r schlesinger, john Deutch, justice, michael hayden, obama, peter goss, politics, r. james woolsey, resource wars, Torture, War Crimes, william webster