Video: Criminal Defense Lawyers Dispute The History of the Rwanda Genocide

(DigitalJournal) – May 21, 2010 The ad hoc organizing committee of the Second International Criminal Defense Conference being held in Bruxelles on May 21-23, thanked Rwanda Chief Prosecutor Ngoga, and Kigali’s New Times, for publicizing their efforts. Video Link Here

Rand Paul, Civil Rights, and More Liberal Hypocrisy on Race

(CampaignForLiberty) – I recently wrote two articles in which I criticized liberals for being two-faced and hypocritical when it comes to racial issues. The articles, which concerned the minimum wage, a longtime favorite government program among liberals whose negative effects fall disproportionately on blacks, were entitled “Why Do Daily Kos and Alternet Favor a Racist Government Program?” and “Free Teenagers: Repeal the Minimum Wage.”

Of course, I could also have written an article pointing out the decades-long liberal support of the drug war, another vicious government program whose adverse consequences have long fallen disproportionately on blacks and Hispanics. See, for example, this list of articles.

Thus, it’s not a coincidence that liberal icon Barack Obama, a drug user himself (he smoked dope and snorted cocaine when he was young and smokes tobacco today) and his Democratically controlled Congress are not only not ending the drug war but instead are ramping it up, even encouraging the Mexican government’s use of the military to wage the drug war in Mexico. Continue reading

Video: Maryland Citizens Face Felony Charges for Recording Cops

(KurtNimmo) – In Maryland, it is a felony to record thuggish cops as they push around skateboarding teenagers, beat sports patrons, and pull guns on motorists for speeding.

“Several Marylanders face felony charges for recording their arrests on camera, and others have been intimidated to shut their cameras off,” reports WJZ 23 in Baltimore.

Maryland cops are using a Maryland law that states conversations in private cannot be recorded without the consent of both people involved in order to go about their business of harassing, intimidating, and assaulting citizens. Continue reading

Rand Paul and the Special Relationship with Israel

(KurtNimmo) –  I defended Rand Paul when the Democrat operative Rachel Maddow tried to take him to the woodshed over this remarks about the Civil Rights Act (remarks he has in part retracted in response to the collective lib howl amplified over the corporate media megaphone). Paul said that while he abhors racism the law violates the property rights of the individual.

Paul was spot on about that.

Paul has made other comments, however, that deserve attention. It appears Paul is an Israel cheerleader not much different than the neocons who have dogged him since he announced his bid for a Senate seat. As unfair as that may seem, please bear with me and keep reading. Continue reading

Supplanting the United States Constitution: War, National Emergency and “Continuity of Government” – Peter Dale Scott

(GlobalResearch) – In July 1987, during the Iran-Contra Hearings grilling of Oliver North, the American public got a glimpse of “highly sensitive” emergency planning North had been involved in. Ostensibly these were emergency plans to suspend the American constitution in the event of a nuclear attack (a legitimate concern). But press accounts alleged that the planning was for a more generalized suspension of the constitution.

As part of its routine Iran-contra coverage, the following exchange was printed in the New York Times, but without journalistic comment or follow-up: Continue reading

The Continuing Erosion of the Bill of Rights

(NowPublic) – I keep seeing people go absolutely mad over Arizona’s immigration reform bill. But nobody seems to care about the ever growing erosion of our civil liberties by the federal government! Why is this?

Why do people get so worked up about a bill in a state that they don’t even live in, but completely ignore the fact that the federal government keeps chipping away at thier rights with a sledgehammer? Continue reading

MSM: Obama Pledges “International Order”

(WashingtonPost) – President Obama on Saturday pledged to shape a new “international order” as part of a national security strategy that emphasizes his belief in global institutions and America’s role in promoting Democratic values around the world.

Speaking to the graduating class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point — the ninth wartime commencement in a row, he said — the commander in chief who is leading two foreign wars expressed his faith in cooperation and partnerships to confront the economic, military and environmental challenges of the future.

“The international order we seek is one that can resolve the challenges of our times,’” he said in prepared remarks. “Countering violent extremism and insurgency; stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and securing nuclear materials; combating a changing climate and sustaining global growth; helping countries feed themselves and care for their sick; preventing conflict and healing its wounds.” Read entire article

Video: Paul Watson Talks with Jason Bermas About Cnn’s “Racist Propaganda Attack” on Rand Paul

(May 21) – MSNBC devotes a full day to branding anti-establishment candidate a racist bigot Continue reading

Economy

(GlobalResearch) – Latin America’s New Middle Class Rulers: Stabilization, Growth and Inequality – Prof James Petras – Read More Here

(WebOfDebt) – Taking Back the Money Power: How Hidden Pools of Government Money Could Help Save the Economy – Ellen Brown

For over a decade, accountant Walter Burien has been trying to rouse the public over what he contends is a massive conspiracy and cover-up, involving trillions of dollars squirreled away in funds maintained at every level of government. His numbers may be disputed, but these funds definitely exist, as evidenced by the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs) required of every government agency. If they don’t represent a concerted government conspiracy, what are they for? And how can they be harnessed more efficiently to help allay the financial crises of state and local governments? Read More Here

(Fox5Vegas) – Las Vegas Unemployment Rate At 14.2 Percent – 193,000 Out Of Work Statewide – Read More Here

(DailyKos) – A perfect storm for unemployment in June

While there is plenty of talk about the economic recovery, there is barely a whisper about what is just a few weeks ahead. It’s not any one thing. It’s a combination of three (and possibly four) different events that will deliver devastating body-blows to the economy. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Great Depression 2.0. Bet on it – Mike Whitney

Deficits create demand. Demand generates spending. Spending generates economic activity. Economic activity generates growth. Growth generates jobs, increases government revenues, reduces deficits and ends recessions.

Simple, right? Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Whatever Germany does, the euro as we know it is dead

“Money can’t buy you friends, but it does get you a better class of enemy” – Spike Milligan
For Angela Merkel, leader of the eurozone’s richest country, a queue is forming of high-quality adversaries. As she tips German Geld und Gut into the furnace of a rescue package for the euro, while going it alone in a misguided ban on market “manipulators”, the brass-neck Chancellor has infuriated domestic voters, angered her EU partners (in particular the French) and invited the so-called wolf pack of global traders to do its worst. Read More Here

(TheFluCase) – Germany’s Parliament Votes to Give 66% of Country’s Annual Income Tax Revenue to Banks

Germany’s parliament today passed a bill that will mean that about 66 per cent of the country’s income tax revenue each year will go to banks in the form of interest payments on souvereign dent bonds held by Greece, Portugal and other eurozone nations. Read More Here

(OftWoMinds) – “Two Scoop Special”: Double-Dip Recession Guaranteed

Whether you believe the U.S. economy ever exited recession or not, a further decline is already baked in by numerous macro factors. Read More Here

(May 21) – Video: Bob Chapman’s Friday 5/21/2010 Economic Report on Alex JonesTv

Bob Chapman, publisher of the International Forecaster, a compendium of information on business, finance, economics and social and political issues worldwide. – Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5

(May 20) – Video: Author Ellen Brown Details How to Have A State Own Bank Like N. Dakota on Alex Jones Tv

Alex also welcomes to the show attorney and author Ellen Brown. Her latest book, Web of Debt, documents the Federal Reserve and “the money trust” and shows how this private cartel has usurped power to create money from the people themselves and how we the people can get it back. Brown is the author of several other books, including Forbidden Medicine, Nature’s Pharmacy for Children: Drug Free Alternatives for More Than 160 Childhood Ailments. Continue reading