Video: Stop Supporting the Troops and End the Wars

War is terrorism. Soldiers are not heroes. Presidents are not saviors. A powerful call to action, to move from ritualized ‘marches’ to sustained rebellion. Filmed at UC Santa Barbara on May 7, 2010. Thanks to Emma Kaplan and Matthis Chiroux. Continue reading

Giant

America: 1776-1913

A towering figure casts his shadow over the gravesite of our once great Republic.  In his hand is the murder weapon he used to seal his victim’s fate:  ‘The Federal Reserve Act of 1913.’

At his feet are the tiny, crawling vestiges of life that scramble aimlessly about the burial heap, eking out a meager existence upon the remains of what was once a vibrant and robust living organism.  He looks about the graveyard.  His victims are everywhere.  Their headstones are engraved with the names of the fallen: England, France, Spain and Germany—all of them dead.  He killed every last one.  Throughout the world he is known by many aliases:  The Elite, The Illuminati and the New World Order. Continue reading

Video: Israeli raid on aid flotilla condemned by UN, ‘Free Gaza’ protests flare up globally

(RussiaToday) – UN Security Council has condemned the deadly raid of an international flotilla taking aid to Gaza. At least 9 pro-Palestinian activists were killed and dozens injured when Israeli troops stormed the vessels. Paula Slier is in the Israeli port city of Ashdod, where the ships have arrived. She’s been assessing the growing chorus of condemnation Continue reading

Left and Right Try to Stop the Rand Paul Revolution

(C4L) – The day after Republican Rand Paul’s landslide primary victory in Kentucky, the mainstream Left tried to paint him as a segregationist, while the mainstream Right either ignored or attacked him. And for good reason. Like his father Ron, Rand represents revolution, and the establishment is petrified.

Let’s begin with the Left. Afraid that they can’t beat a conservative Republican of Paul’s pedigree in the Tea Party-influenced, anti-Obama political climate of 2010, liberals are trying to run against him in 1964. Cherry-picking irrelevant references Paul has made about private property rights and how they could possibly relate to the Civil Rights Act or even the Americans with Disabilities Act, Democrats are trying to portray Rand the libertarian as a closeted Klansman who secretly hates “coloreds” and “cripples.” Continue reading

The BBC: Official Voice of Ecofascism – James Delingpole

(LondonTelegraph) – Climate change now represents so urgent a threat to mankind that the only way to deal with it is by suspending democracy. (Hat tip: DR at Bishop Hill)

When James Lovelock makes this kind of terrifying argument in books or newspaper interviews at least one can reasonably dismiss it as the potty burblings of an otherwise amiable and harmless old man.

When the BBC does it, however, I’d suggest the time has come to start tooling up and heading for the hills. Have a listen to this recent radio broadcast by the BBC’s “Ethical Man” Justin Rowlatt and tell me whether you find it as scary as I do.

It purports to be a balanced examination of Lovelock’s controversial remarks in a Guardian interview:

I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while.

But it’s clear right from the beginning what the documentary’s line is: What do we want? Ecofascism. When do we want it? Now! Full article here

Economy

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – HOT: Curious Trading by Federal Reserve Advisor May Result in JPMorgan Chase $1.264 Billion Windfall – Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Home Owners Stop Paying Mortgages – Read More Here

(MiamiHerald) – Gulf shrimpers fear oil spill will put them out of business – Read More Here

(CNNMoney) – Three American cities on the brink of broke – Read More Here

(BizJournals) – Four more Ga. banks get consent orders – Read More Here

(NewsObserver) – Mental health group can pay only half wages – Read More Here

(Fox43) – Video: Thousands of job losses possible if federal funding expires – Read More Here

(HometownAnnapolis) – Cohen to unveil more budget cuts – Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – Bank Of International Settlements Warns To Ignore Banker “Doomsday Scenario” Fearmongering And Racketeering – Tyler Durden

Over the past two years, the one strategy that has elicited the greatest amount of anger in the general population has been the traditional resolution to the “lowest common denominator” strategy of fearmongering or racketeering by the financial elite, any time it was faced with a status quo extinction event Read More Here

(TheEconomicCollapse) – Europe’s Coming Summer Of Discontent

The summer of 2010 promises to be the most tumultuous summer in the short history of the European Union. The sovereign debt crisis sweeping the continent threatens to cause economic and political instability on a scale not seen in Europe for decades. Read More Here

(Reuters) – China warns debt woes threaten global recovery

China warned on Monday that Europe’s struggle to contain ballooning debt posed a risk to global economic growth, raising the specter of a double-dip recession. Read More Here

(Reuters) – ECB warns of more bank loan losses

The European Central Bank warned on Monday that euro zone banks face up to 195 billion euros in a “second wave” of potential loan losses over the next 18 months due to the financial crisis, and disclosed it had increased purchases of euro zone government bonds. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Eurozone jobless rate hits record high

Unemployment rate in the Eurozone counties has jumped to a historic 10.1 percent — its highest since the introduction of Euro.

According to statistics released by the European Union, almost 16 million people living in the Eurozone countries are currently out of jobs. Read More Here

(ABCNews) – Hewlett-Packard to Cut 9K Jobs; See $1B in Charges

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday it will cut about 9,000 jobs and take $1 billion in charges over three years as it creates fully automated commercial data centers. Read More Here

(AP) – Video: Deep Cuts Looming for Nation’s Public School Kid

Budget crises across the nation are forcing thousands of teacher pink-slips, shuttering classrooms and cutting school programs. This is the first story in a 3-part AP investigation series. Continue reading

America’s Complicity in Evil – Paul Craig Roberts

(OpEdNews) – As I write at 5pm on Monday, May 31, all day has passed since the early morning reports of the Israeli commando attack on the unarmed ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, and there has been no response from President Obama except to say that he needed to learn “all the facts about this morning’s tragic events” and that Israeli prime minister Netanyahu had canceled his plans to meet with him at the White House.

Thus has Obama made America complicit once again in Israel’s barbaric war crimes. Just as the US Congress voted to deep-six Judge Goldstone’s report on Israel’s war crimes committed in Israel’s January 2009 invasion of Gaza, Obama has deep-sixed Israel’s latest act of barbarism by pretending that he doesn’t know what has happened. Continue reading