See Also:(ComingDepression) – BP Oil spill covered up; will Florida evacuate? –Read More Here
Also: (Ind) – Oil spill creates huge undersea ‘dead zones’ –Read More Here
(AP) – Independent scientists and government officials say there’s a disaster we can’t see in the Gulf of Mexico’s mysterious depths, the ruin of a world inhabited by enormous sperm whales and tiny, invisible plankton.
Researchers have said they have found at least two massive underwater plumes of what appears to be oil, each hundreds of feet deep and stretching for miles. Yet the chief executive of BP PLC — which has for weeks downplayed everything from the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf to the environmental impact — said there is “no evidence” that huge amounts of oil are suspended undersea. Continue reading →
(TravisMonitor) – The nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court is the latest salvo in President Obama’s war on the Constitution. In this case the target is our First Amendment rights to free speech.
There has been a lot of commentary about her booting the military recruiters off the campus at Harvard and less about a far more important problem with Kagan – her anti-constitutional view of freedom of speech. Put simply, she just doesn’t believe in it. Continue reading →
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for the 620,000 Americans who died because our beloved President Lincoln wanted to end our right of self-determination.
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.
Shelby Foote, notable historian of the Civil War, believed that government “of and by and for the people” (a republic) would not have perished from the earth if the south had won the civil war (The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War, Thomas DiLorenzo).
Wars throughout history are generally thought to be for fought so that a powerful group of elite, aka The Powers That Be (TPTB) can make (print) more money.
The profane (common man) believes that the greedy immoral debased monsters, whose faces are stained with the blood of millions of innocent human beings, foment wars throughout history so they can make a profit.
(LewRockwell) – I have grown weary of the war-lovers taking over every holiday and exploiting them for their own deadly ambitions. Turning July 4th into a celebration of militaristic statism (see the old Bing Crosby musical Holiday Inn) was bad enough. But then seeing a Santa Claus in a flag-draped Uncle Sam suit on a Christmas card a couple years ago was simply too much.
Memorial Day is one holiday on which I often hold an “Anti-War Film Festival,” inviting a few friends – who, being friends of mine, have no need to be reminded of the evils of warfare – to watch what I consider the best of the films that bring war into disrepute. Instead of going out to a cemetery to join an “honor guard” gang to play taps and fire their rifles to celebrate the deaths of victims of warfare, I suggest such an anti-war film festival for your own consideration. Continue reading →
(ThePeoplesVoice) – It shouldn’t surprise because no one gets the top job or any government position of power unless they’re safe, yet, naively, most people thought Obama was different. Many still do.
As a candidate, he promised change, a new course, sweeping government reforms, addressing people needs, and “ensur(ing) that the hopes and concerns of average Americans speak louder in Washington than the hallway whispers of high-priced lobbyists” – the same ones who bought and now own him. He promised peace and delivered war; real health and financial reform, not same old, same old; help for millions losing jobs, homes, hope and futures, not handouts to Wall Street and other industry favorites; regulatory oversight, not the usual incestuous government-industry ties, making disasters like in the Gulf possible, and when they happen conspiring with offenders in coverup, distortion, lies, and a total disregard for the environment, wildlife, and way of life for thousands – let alone permanent damage to a vital ecosystem. Continue reading →
(RussiaToday) – ‘US corporations are under fire for aiding the creation of world’s second largest displaced population. Activists claim millions of Colombians have been driven from their homes.
In light of the issue, hundreds of protestors have gathered at Washington DC’s Capitol Hill. People brought pictures of those who have suffered as a result of the activities of major US companies in Colombia’s indigenous territories, which are rich in natural resources. Millions have not only been displaced, but also are either missing, tortured or have been killed.’ Continue reading →
(HuffingtonPost) – The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Mutilated Our Economy
$1,000,000,000,000.00 – As of today, that’s how much we’ve spent just in direct costs so far on the stupid wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Video: Pento Sees `Double-Dip Recession’ in U.S
Michael Pento, chief economist at Delta Global Advisors, talks with Bloomberg’s Margaret Brennan about the outlook for the U.S. economy and investment strategy. Pento says the Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates artificially low and that he sees a “double-dip recession.” Video Link Here
(ComingDepression) – Venezuelan inflation rate hits 30 percent; South American currency planned
“That’s an incredible surge,” Adrian Aguirre, an economist at Caracas-based Bancaribe SA, said in a telephone interview. “The fact that food prices rose by more than 11 percent is something we’ve never seen in the last decade.” Read More Here
(ComingDepression) – The PIIGS are dying: Spain following Greece
“Europe’s top job-creator only two years ago, Spain now has the region’s highest unemployment rate, at just over 20 percent, and is the slowest of the major economies to emerge from the global recession. Meanwhile, the ratings agency dealt a blow to state efforts to shore up confidence in its finances by cutting the country’s rating one notch from AAA to AA plus” Read More Here
(TheComingDepression.net) – New Jersey, Florida, California, Illinois canaries in coalmine
“We [Miami] are not the only city, municipality to be going through this. It looks like Los Angeles sometime next week or the week after will be going bankrupt. It looks like there will be 30 more cities following suit.” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said the state is “careening our way toward becoming Greece” and can’t afford the cost of benefits and pensions for current workers. Read More Here
(RollingStone) – Wall Street’s War – Matt Taibi
Congress looked serious about finance reform – until America’s biggest banks unleashed an army of 2,000 paid lobbyists Read More Here
(RawStory) – US House votes quadrupling of per-barrel oil tax
The US House of Representatives on Friday voted to more than quadruple a per-barrel oil tax that fills a special trust fund to pay for damages from major spills like the Gulf of Mexico disaster. Read More Here
(NeithercorpPress) – Warning Signs Of Full Spectrum Collapse Are Everywhere
The sovereign debt crisis in Greece and many other European nations has, at least for the moment, open a gap in the wash of financial disinformation that has prevailed in the mainstream media for the past year. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Geithner offers China vow of greater fiscal discipline – Read More Here
(DailyBell) – EU Spins Out of Control
Euro under new pressure after Spain’s debt rating is downgraded … Markets set to fall after ratings agency Fitch strips Spain of AAA score … French debt rating also threatened, says budget minister Francois Baroin Read More Here
(SafeHaven) – The Looming Financial Holocaust – Is Closer Than We Thought ..
We had expected the broad stockmarket and the resource sector to stabilize and start to recover last week and they did, and while we are likely to see further recovery in the days and perhaps weeks ahead, there have been some ominous developments in the recent past that we would be most unwise to ignore. Read More Here
(MarketOracle) – Gold and Silver Bull Market Progress Report – Read More Here
(MineSet) – The Same Big Fat Greek Problems are Coming to America
We would all like to think the U.S. will not suffer the same problems as Greece. I am talking about drastic spending cuts to just about everything. Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – U.S. Inflation to Approach Zimbabwe Level, Faber Says (Update2)
The U.S. economy will enter “hyperinflation” approaching the levels in Zimbabwe because the Federal Reserve will be reluctant to raise interest rates, investor Marc Faber said.
Prices may increase at rates “close to” Zimbabwe’s gains, Faber said in an interview with Bloomberg Television in Hong Kong. Zimbabwe’s inflation rate reached 231 million percent in July, the last annual rate published by the statistics office Read More Here
(ExpressCoUK) – RBS REJECTS PROTESTS OVER £1BN BONUS PAYOUT
ROYAL Bank of Scotland will ignore protests and award up to £1 billion in bonuses to its staff next month. The bank will pay out a combined total of between £950 million and £1 billion. Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – Top German Bankers See Plot To Funnel Bailout Money To French Banks
From the beginning, it’s been clear that the bailout of Greece would be a bailout in large part of French banks, owing in part to the fact that French banks had the biggest exposure.
Yet apparently some top German bankers are alarmed at how things are playing out. Read More Here
(EconomicCollapseBlog) – The U.S. Economic Collapse Top 20 Countdown
So just how bad is the U.S. economy? Well, the truth is that sometimes it is hard to put into words. We have squandered the great wealth left to us by our forefathers, we have almost totally dismantled the world’s greatest manufacturing base, we have shipped millions of good jobs overseas and we have piled up the biggest mountain of debt in the history of mankind. We have taken the greatest free enterprise economy that was ever created and have turned it into a gigantic house of cards delicately balanced on a never-ending spiral of paper money and debt. For decades, all of this paper money and debt has enabled us to enjoy the greatest party in the history of the world, but now the bills are coming due and the party is nearly over.
In fact, things are already so bad that you can pick almost every number and find a corresponding statistic that shows just how bad the economy is getting.
(GMWatch) – Multinational seed corporations are following a consequent strategy to gain control over basic resources for food production. As recent research shows not only genetically engineered plants, but more and more the conventional breeding of plants gets into the focus of patent monopolies: International patent applications in this sector are skyrocking, having doubled since 2007 till end of 2009. Further on the multinationals expand their claims over the whole chain of food production from feed to animals and food products such as meat. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – Today, I spent my time interviewing people on the Gulf Coast from Mississippi to Louisiana. Several of those interviews were conducted on camera, and you’ll be seeing those videos as early as tomorrow here on NaturalNews.
Interestingly, it turns out that a lot of the people living on the Gulf Coast have a history of working with oil companies — and even on oil rigs. I spoke to several people who have a work history with BP, and two of them told me they are certain that British Petroleum is NOT trying to stop the oil coming out of the well. What they are trying to do, I was told, is SAVE the oil well so that they can capture the oil and sell it. Continue reading →
(RawStory) – In raw video, reporters claim Israelis fired on activists before boarding ship
In what could be a serious blow to Israel’s narrative on the killing of at least nine humanitarian activists making their way to Gaza through international waters, raw video by an Al Jazeera producer, who was filming during the raid, appears to provide evidence that the IDF opened fire on the flotilla even before boarding it. Read More Here
(GreenPartyWatch) – Cynthia McKinney condemns Israeli massacre of activist
Don DeBar offers this article about the Israeli Defense Force’s action against a flotilla from the Free Gaza Movement which apparently resulted in the deaths of at least ten people. McKinney, Green Party presidential nominee in 2008, was involved in two earlier attempts to deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza via ship. Read More Here
(RebelNews) – ‘Activists refuse to leave Gaza aid ships’ – Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Sheikh Raed Salah shot in head, critical
Salah is the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel. Massive protests are expected in the north, with Palestinian citizens of Israel already labeling the incident an attempted assassination. Read More Here
(rys2sense) – How the MSM is reporting the attack on Gaza aid ships – Read More Here
(EyeOnTheWorld) – IDF: Gaza flotilla launch attended by terrorists – Read More Here
(CounterPunch) – Israel’s Attack on Us All
It is quite astounding that Israel has been able to create over the past 12 hours a news blackout, just as it did with its attack on Gaza 18 months ago, into which our main media organisations have willingly allowed Israeli spokespeople to step in unchallenged. Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – ISRAEL’S RESPONSES ARE UNF’NBELIEVABLE – Read More Here
(Hurriyet) – Families of those attacked on Turkish aid ship devastated – Read More Here
(ThePeoplesVoice) – Brave Israeli Commandos Slaughter Aid Activists at Sea – Stephen Lendman
Even America’s major media can’t duck a crime this grave – attacking and slaughtering up to 20 Gaza Freedom Flotilla activists and injuring dozens more. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: ‘Israel is a Lunatic State’ – Finkelstein on Gaza Flotilla Attack
(PaulWatson) – Israel: IDF Troops Who Murdered Innocent People Are ‘Brave Heroes’
U.S. corporate media echoes spin that dead activists are to blame for the violenceRead More Here
(Haaretz) – Israel Says Gaza Aid Flotilla Connected to al-Qaeda – Read More Here
(Pravda) – Israel: The Pariah of the International Community – Read More Here
(IsraelNews) – Fatah official: Israel world’s most despicable country – Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – Israel Forces Fired On Sleeping Civillians Under Cover Of Darkness
While the Israeli government is praising it’s soldiers as heroes and saying they were acting in self defence by firing on unarmed civilians flying a white flag in international waters, one group involved with the Freedom Flotilla has a quite different story.Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Gaza Aid Flotilla: Israel Will Once Again Get Away with Murder – View Video Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Global outrage at Israel violating international maritime law – Read More Here
(AntiWar) – Powell: Sanctions Not Sufficient to End Iran’s Nuclear Program – Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Taliban Training In Iran: McChrystal Says ‘Clear Evidence’ Of Inappropriate Iranian Activity – Read More Here
(Hindu) – Greece cancels military exercises with Israel over flotilla attack – Read More Here
(Sify) – Pakistan condemns Israel over ‘inhuman’ flotilla siege – Read More Here
(YNet) – Abbas condemns ‘massacre’ against activists
Palestinian president declares three days of mourning following deadly Navy raid on Gaza flotilla. Arab League to hold urgent meeting. Gaza officials call on Turkey to sever its ties with Israel. MK Barakeh congratulates Israel on ‘pirate army’s victory’ Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – MAY 31st 2010 ~~ THE DAY ISRAEL DECLARED WAR ON HUMANITY – Read More Here
(CP) – Turkey withdraws ambassador as deadly Israeli raid on Gaza boats sparks protests, condemnation Read More Here
(YNet) – Jordan slams Gaza ship raid, summons Israeli envoy – Read More Here
(ClareHerald) – Turkey Issues Stark Warning To Israel Following Aid Convoy Attack – Read More Here
(Mahdibray) – MAS Freedom Expresses Shock and Outrage Over Israeli Attack on Gaza Flotilla; Calls for Strong U.S. Government Response – Read More Here
(TheHindu) – Syria, Lebanon say flotilla attack can lead to war
Syrian President Bashar al—Assad and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Monday that Israel’s attack on a flotilla of aid bound for Gaza threatens to ignite a war in the region. Read More Here
(TwoCircles) – London protest against Israeli Gaza aid massacre – Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Radiation, DU and Burn Pits — Iraq’s Cancer: “America’s Gift That Keeps Giving”
Memorial Day makes us remember that no matter how many wars, generations and decades go by, we as a human race never seem to learn. The exploitation of our military is a cruel punishment our enemies don’t even deserve. What “we” do to our own with radioactive weapons, and the catastrophe of environmental carcinogens left behind — makes waterboarding look like shooting a beer keg at a water park. Read More Here
(AFP) – S.Korea holds war games near tense border
South Korea staged war games near the tense border with North Korea on Monday as Seoul worked to persuade doubters at home and abroad that Pyongyang was responsible for sinking one of its warships.
“There are some people in our society who spread groundless allegations and raise doubts about the outcome of a probe into the Cheonan. I feel sad and regretful,” said Foreign Minister Yu Myung-Hwan. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Massive Condemnation in Lebanon of Israel’s Crime – Read More Here
(AlternativeNews) – Israel Commits Massacre, Piracy in International Waters against Freedom Flotilla – Read More Here
(AlJazeera) – Outrage over Israeli attack
Shock and outrage has swept the globe after Israeli soldiers stormed a flotilla of aid ships bound for Gaza. International powers are closing ranks in condemning the deadly raid.
(GlobalResearch) – Gaza Aid Convoy Attack: Israel’s Murderous Sea Piracy a Horrendous Moment of Truth for US Policy – Finian Cunningham
This time, the Israeli war machine may have gone too far for international public opinion to stomach. In the early hours of 1 June, before daybreak, Israeli commandos stormed the international civilian aid convoy heading for Gaza. Between 20-24 volunteers onboard have been killed and at least 50 injured, according to various reports, but the number of casualties has risen rapidly from the initial reports of two dead. The final death toll could be greater. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order – Review of F. William Engdahl’s Book – Read More Here
(PressTV) – Video: Israel Kills 20 – Attacks Gaza Aid Fleet
Israel Navy troops opened fire on pro-Palestinian activists aboard a six-ship aid flotilla sailing for the Gaza Strip early Monday. Video Link Here
(PressTV) – Protests erupt against Gaza aid raid
Shock and outrage sweep through the world over a deadly Israeli strike on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla as protests erupt across the globe in condemnation of the attack.
On Monday, both foes and allies of Tel Aviv across the world closed ranks by condemning the early Monday raid on the six-ship Gaza Freedom Flotilla, which reportedly left some 20 people killed, mostly Turk nationals, and scores wounded. Read More Here
(RawStory) – Israel Reportedly Kills 19 Activists on Aid Flotilla Headed for Gaza
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday he was “shocked” by a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla and demanded a full investigation. Read More Here
(May 30) – Video: Wayne Madsen Reports Why South Korea Ship Attack was a False Flag Event on Alex Jones Tv
Alex breaks down how the general public is and has been brainwashed into believing everything their told because they’ve been taught it’s un-patriotic to question government. Also, Wayne Madsen reports in the last hour that the South Korea ship was a false flag attack just like the U.S.S. Liberty and breaks down the real reason behind the attack, and who may have done it.
(PressTV) – Obama gives Israel all-out support
After the United Nations ratified a resolution calling for a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, the US president gives Israel “concrete guarantees” to prevent the decision from harming Israeli interests.
Israeli daily The Jerusalem Post quoted senior political sources in al-Quds (Jerusalem) as saying that President Barack Obama’s assurances to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came with the promise of a significant upgrade to Israel’s military capabilities. Read More Here
(TheStar) – Israel boards Gaza-bound ships, 15 dead – reports – Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Up to 16 reported killed as Israel disrupts Gaza humanitarian effort – Video Link Here
(Haaretz) – Protesters try to storm Israeli consulate in Turkey
Turk and NTV televisions show dozens of angry protesters scuffling with Turkish police guarding consulate building in downtown Istanbul. Turkey calls attack ‘unacceptable’, summoning Israel ambassador. Read More Here
(TheJIDF) – Israeli commandos open fire after being attacked with axes & knives by Gaza flotilla “peace activists” – Read More Here
(IPadio) – Audio: Gaza TV’s phlog – George Galloway Speaks Out – Audio Link Here
(SMH) – At least 10 killed as Israel storms aid convoy: Israeli TV – Read More Here
BREAKING – (Haaretz) – Report: At least 10 activists killed as Israel Navy opens fire on Gaza aid flotilla
Over 60 pro-Palestinian campaigners wounded after aid convoy sailing for Gaza Strip ignored Israel’s order to turn back, Turkish news reports. IDF confirms two commandos also wounded. Read More Here
(Mondoweiss) – Update: Initial reports – at least two people killed, 30 injured in Israeli attack on freedom flotilla
We have a number of reports from the Mediterranean in the last few hours that the Israeli government is following through on its self-destructive and brutal determination to stop the freedom flotilla, and doing so at night. Live feed shows people still on deck. Isabel Kershner of the Times says Israeli boats have approached in international waters, intending to intercept. AP says that the Israeli navy is “stalk”-ing the flotilla. (Great for the rebranding campaign, huh?) Emails, rumors, follow: View Video Here
(IPSNews) – Difficult Times Call for Dangerous Jobs
Life can be hard working in these tunnels, and it is always at risk. But many have no choice but to work in them, particularly since mid-2007, when Israel and Egypt, with the help of the international community, imposed a siege of staggering severity on the 1.5 million humans in the Gaza Strip Read More Here
BREAKING – (AlJazeera) – Video: Israel attacks Gaza aid fleet (16 Killed – 30 Injured)
Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country’s siege on Gaza.
Up to 16 people were killed and more than 30 people injured when troops stormed the Freedom Flotilla early on Monday, the Israeli Army Radio said. Video Link Here