(RussiaToday) – As the economy has not rebounded and jobs continue to be scarce around the country, many US citizens are renouncing their citizenship and moving abroad. Mike Golguski says that the United States is the largest criminal in the world and he didn’t want to be a part of it. He also says that he is not anti-American but is anti-US government. Continue reading
(Telegraph) – The “National Citizen Service” will bring together 16-year-olds from different backgrounds and around the country to become community volunteers and join in outdoor pursuits.
David Cameron has said that he hopes participation in the non-military, voluntary form of national service will become a “rite of passage” for all teenagers. Read More Here
(SaharaReporters) – The Return Of An Old Militia: Will It Haunt Central Africa? – Scott A Morgan Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Film: Iraq – The Hidden War
The Hidden Story shows the footage used by TV news broadcasts, and compares it with the devastatingly powerful uncensored footage of the aftermath of the carnage that is becoming a part of the fabric of life in Iraq. Film Link Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Film: Sir! No Sir! – The Suppressed Story of The GI Movement to end the war in Viet Nam
Learning that their reality was far different from the one being presented to the American public, many G.I.s began contributing to underground newspapers, planning demonstrations and refusing to continue in battle. Toward the end of the conflict, some even turned on their own officers, tossing grenades into their tents as they slept. Film Link Here
(PaulWatson) – Video: New Big Screen Documentary Exposes Pat Tillman Cover-Up
Evidence strongly indicates Tillman was murdered to prevent him from becoming an anti-war icon View More Here
(CNN) – N. Korea: U.S. bringing ‘heavy weapons’ to border
State-run KCNA claims U.S. forces brought weapons into the Panmunjom area Saturday morning. A U.S. military spokesperson did not immediately return a call requesting comment.
“The introduction of heavy weapons to the area around the conference hall where armed forces of both sides stand in acute confrontation is a premeditated provocation aimed to spark off a serious military conflict,” the agency said. Read More Here
(BabylonBeyond) – IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN: American casualties total 500,000, counting injury and disease, writer claims – Read More Here
(CSMonitor) – Quagmire? Nine years on, Americans grow weary of war in Afghanistan – Read More Here
(AsiaTimes) – Remember Vietistan?
The debacle over General Stanley McChrystal dramatizes how military thinking dominates United States policy – look at how much of the budget the Pentagon commands – as well as the utter hopelessness of achieving anything but draining defeat from the US occupation of Afghanistan. This lesson should have been learned after Vietnam. As Yogi Berra said, it’s “deja vu all over again”. Read More Here
(DailyBell) – Afghanistan, the 50-Year War – Read More Here
(Granma) – Warning Of War – Discovering The Truth In Time – Fidel Castro – Read More Here
(ActivistPost) – Obama Doctrine: Congress Just Declared Preemptive War on Iran
War with Iran has already been decided by the powers that be and the modern-day quasi-declaration happened last Thursday. Using the same legislative and propaganda playbook that led to the Iraq War, the U.S. Government has just officially declared War on Iran. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Target Tehran? Israel, US ‘prepare to attack Iran’
Reports are circulating that the U.S is amassing a greater military presence in the Middle East. The alleged build up is also rumoured to involve the Israeli use of Saudi Arabian air space. It’s thought by some to be in preparation for an attack on Iran.
REPOST – (RawStory) – Italian PM: Israel ‘will probably react preemptively’ on Iran
Has the leader of Italy’s government revealed how the global community plans to handle Iran?
That’s entirely possible, according to a report from Israel which cites Silvio Berlusconi as telling reporters at the G8 summit in Toronto, “Iran is not guaranteeing a peaceful production of nuclear power, [so] the members of the G8 are worried and believe absolutely that Israel will probably react preemptively.”
He added that the G8 nations “absolutely believe” Israel will attack Iran, according to Haaretz. Read More Here
(MEOnline) – Tehran: CIA waging anti-Iran psychological warfare
“Such remarks fall within the framework of psychological warfare aimed at creating a negative perception about Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities,” Mehmanparast told state news agency IRNA. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Russia alarmed by CIA view of Iran’s weapons
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Sunday he was alarmed by U.S. assertions that Iran may have enough fuel for two nuclear weapons and warned that if confirmed the Islamic Republic may face new measures. Read More Here
(Newsmax) – Video: Bill Clinton: Iran Poses ‘Suitcase Nuke’ Threat
“The major danger of Iran becoming a nuclear power, the material they would have to amass to make these bombs will become the juiciest target in the world for non-state actors who would like to have suitcase nuclear bombs,” Clinton said. “Will they sell it to them? Will they give it to them? Can it be stolen by some corrupt person in the supply chain?” View Video Here
(AP) – OPEC Warns War With Iran Would Cause ‘Unlimited’ Oil Price Hike
“It is impossible to replace the production of Iran,” OPEC’s No. 2 producer, Abdalla Salem El-Badri told reporters at the presentation of the organization’s long term oil market outlook. “The prices would go unlimited … I can’t give you a number.” Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Clinton In Azerbaijan: Testing Waters For Attack On Iran
Will Iran attack Azerbaijan and Tbilisi in case of an air-strike? Read More Here
(ArutzShiva) – Iran is Surrounded by US Troops in 10 Countries
Iran literally is surrounded by American troops, notes an oil market analyst, Energy and Capital editor Christian A. DeHaemer. There is no evidence of an imminent attack, but he connects a number of recent events and the presence of American soldiers to warn that oil prices might soar — with or without a pre-emptive strike aimed at stopping Iran’s nuclear power ambitions. Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – ALL OUT WAR IN OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM
East Jerusalem fracas leads to heavy clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Gaza Siege: Catastrophic, Not ‘Unsustainable’ – Read More Here
(Aletho) – Israeli Occupation Authority still banning entry of 3,500 commodities into Gaza
He said in a report published on Sunday that the IOA allowed only 10% of goods that were previously banned from entering Gaza, describing the IOA talk about easing the siege as mere propaganda and means to deceive the world and is contrary to what is happening on the ground. Read More Here
(Redress) – Lieberman’s “peace” plan: strip Palestinians of citizenship
Jonathan Cook reports on Israel’s Moldovan bouncer-cum-Foreign Minister Avigdor Leiberman’s so-called “peace plan”, which entails stripping Israel’s Arab citizens of their citizenship and expelling them from the country. Read More Here
(RepresentativePress) – Video: “Sheer Criminal Aggression” Israel’s Attack on Gaza Flotilla Chomsky Says “No Credible Pretext”
(MyCatBirdSeat) – DIANA BUTTU at Melbourne Forum: “Apartheid & Boycotts” – Read More Here
Video: GAZA – A Festival Of Lights
The first in a series of poems written during the 08/09 assault on Gaza. Continue reading
The video starts out with some content from obamasnippets.com, which, of course is contrived. And yet, there seems to be a synthetic truth about what the president says. Is he “natural born” according to the Constitution? No. Continue reading
(TheNewAmerican) – April 26 – The number of Americans choosing not merely to retire but often to live and work in other countries — expatriates or “expats” — has been increasing steadily for a number of years now. According to one source, the number of American expats has risen to four million, and the steady trickle of Americans out of this country shows no signs of abating.
Americans’ reasons for leaving differ from case to case. Some are convinced that the global empire emanating from Washington, D.C. is in its declining days, as was Rome at one point, and are seeking safe havens for themselves and their families just in case economic shocks in the United States continue. Others have either been sent or have chosen to pursue desirable careers overseas. Some, finally, just desire the experience of living in a different culture. Continue reading
A primary reason Bush and Cheney succeeded in their radical erosion of core liberties is because they focused their assault on non-citizens with foreign-sounding names, casting the appearance that none of what they were doing would ever affect the average American. There were several exceptions to that tactic — the due-process-free imprisonment of Americans Yaser Hamdi and Jose Padilla, the abuse of the “material witness” statute to detain American Muslims, the eavesdropping on Americans’ communications without warrants — but the vast bulk of the abuses were aimed at non-citizens. That is now clearly changing. Continue reading
(Examiner) – Senator Joe Lieberman is sponsoring a Bill with Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown called the “Terrorist Expatriation Act” that would strip terrorist suspects on their citizenship. The bill applies to any American that supports a foreign terrorist organization or any organization that is deemed a supporter of terrorism by an ally of the United States. The bill gives the State Department the power to determine who is a terrorist and strip away their citizenship.
Lieberman introduced the Bill stating “The State Department will make an administrative determination… the State Department will now have the authority to revoke their citizenship… they will not enjoy the rights and privileges of American citizenship in the legal proceedings against them…. he could then be tried by military commission as the Unprivileged Enemy Belligerent that he is.” Continue reading