(GRTV) – “Arresting Impunity” is a documentary about the attempts of citizens in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to uphold the rule of law when faced with a culture of impunity. After the attempted citizen’s arrest by Splitting the Sky on George W. Bush in Calgary on March 17, 2009, Calgary became the focus of a citizens movement to hold Canadian law enforcement officials to account for their failure to arrest Bush when he visited Calgary, in his first visit without diplomatic immunity to a foreign country. Ramsey Clark, Cynthia McKinney, Anthony Hall and Splitting the Sky feature prominently in the film. Such figures sought to draw attention to the international organized crime which has arisen since the fraudulent events of 9/11.
This documentary also hones in on the Conservative minority government of Canada, which was asked by various legal analysts to arrest Bush when he came to Canada, invoking the laws enshrined in Canada’s Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act (2000). Continue reading →
(ActivistPost) – When I count from zero to five, you will become wide awake and feeling great; your vision will be clear, your consciousness will easily decode this illusory matrix, your humanity will return, and your fierce determination to be a free sovereign individual will be fully restored.
Zero…one…two…three…four…FIVE. Wakey, wakey, wide awake and feeling great!
Okay, you’re awake, back among the human tribe. Now what? Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – Warning: This contains spoilers for those who have not yet seen the movie or read the book!
The Road, directed by John Hillcoat based on the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, is an extremely powerful film because it explores the fundamental human condition and the basic struggle between good and evil.
The imagery in the movie provides the perfect backdrop for a stunning exploration of the greatest threat to our civilization – barbarism.
The near future post-apocalyptic landscape serves as a physical embodiment of the spiritual decline of humanity we see unfolding all around us today. Continue reading →
(GlobalResearch) – We are in the midst of the most explosive development in all of human history. Humanity is experiencing a simultaneously opposing and conflicting geopolitical transition, the likes of which has never before been anticipated or experienced. Historically, the story of humanity has been the struggle between the free-thinking individual and structures of power controlled by elites that seek to dominate land, resources and people. The greatest threat to elites at any time – historically and presently – is an awakened, critically thinking and politically stimulated populace. This threat has manifested itself throughout history, in different places and at different times. Ideas of freedom, democracy, civil and human rights, liberty and equality have emerged in reaction and opposition to power structures and elite systems of control.
The greatest triumphs of the human mind – whether in art, science or thought – have arisen out of and challenged great systems of power and control. The greatest of human misery and tragedy has arisen out of the power structures and systems that elites always seek to construct and manage. War, genocide, persecution and human degradation are directly the result of decisions made by those who control the apparatus of power, whether the power manifests itself as intellectual, ecclesiastical, spiritual, militaristic, or scientific. The most malevolent and ruthless power is that over the free human mind: if one controls how one thinks, they control the individual itself. The greatest human achievements are where individuals have broken free the shackles that bind the mind and let loose the inherent and undeniable power that lies in each and every individual on this small little planet. Read More Here
Alex welcomes back to the show writer, public speaker, and former well-known BBC television sports presenter David Icke. David has authored several books, including: Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More and Infinite Love Is the Only Truth: Everything Else Is Illusion. Continue reading →
(RawStory) – A US cruise missile carrying cluster bombs was behind a December attack in Yemen that killed 55 people, most of them civilians, Amnesty International (AI) said on Monday.
The London-based rights group released photographs that it said showed the remains of a US-made Tomahawk missile and unexploded cluster bombs that were apparently used in the December 17, 2009 attack on the rural community of Al-Maajala in Yemen’s southern Abyan province.
“Amnesty International is gravely concerned by evidence that cluster munitions appear to have been used in Yemen,” said Mike Lewis, the group’s arms control researcher. Continue reading →
(Stuff) – Video: Anti-Israeli protesters pelt US consulate
Protesters opposed to the Israeli blockade of supplies for the Gaza Strip burnt American and Israeli flags on Auckland’s Customs St. Video Link Here
(SFGate) – What happened to us is happening in Gaza
In the predawn hours of May 31, I was aboard the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, part of a convoy of humanitarian vessels aiming to deliver aid to besieged civilians in Gaza, when we were attacked in international waters by a unit of Israeli commandos.
Our ship had been inspected by customs agents in Turkey, a NATO member, who confirmed that there were no guns or any such weapons aboard. Indeed, the Israeli government has produced no such arms. Read More Here
(TehranTimes) – ‘Israelis threw 4 injured into the sea’
Activist Idris Simsek, who was on board one of the six ships of the Freedom Flotilla during the Israeli attack, claims that four wounded activists were thrown into the sea. Read More Here
(LobeLog) – Rep. Sherman: Prosecute U.S. Citizens involved with Gaza Flotilla
On a press call hosted by a pro-Israel organization, Rep. Brad Sherman, Democrat of California, told reporters that he intends seek the prosecution of any U.S. citizens who were aboard or involved with the Freedom Flotilla. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Popular Anger Grows As World Leaders Let Flotilla Killers Off The Hook
With as many at least nine young lives taken in international waters and the Middle East once again plunged into crisis, the so-called leaders of the world have done nothing but petition Israel to investigate and punish itself. Reporting from Aaron Dearborn. Read More Here
(FireDogLake) – IDF Released Several Faked Photos – How Can They Be Trusted in ANY Investigation?
Proof has surfaced today that many of the so-called “evidence” photographs being distributed by the Israeli government as examples of terror weapons on board the Gaza aid flotilla date back years:
The bulletproof vest photos on the Israeli flickr page are dated February 2006.
The axe photo was taken in 2003.
The pepper spray photos – 2003
The iconic pictures of knives and other weapons on the Saudi flag and other stuff: Read More Here
(Voltaire) – Israeli War Crimes: From the U.S. Liberty to the Humanitarian Flotilla
It is unthinkable that Israel’s premeditated deadly assault on the humanitarian flotilla could have gone ahead without a nod from Washington. James Petras lambastes Barack Obama and the U.S. Government for their refusal to condemn Israel and their outrageous political cover-up of a deliberate criminal act. Read More Here
(NCoal) – Massacre on the Mediterranean: Synopsis (1) – Read More Here
(TimesOnline) – Israeli commando who shot six passengers in aid convoy in line for medal
Six of the nine passengers killed in an Israeli raid on an aid convoy bound for Gaza were shot by a single Israeli commando, who is being considered for a medal of valour for saving his injured comrades as passengers attacked them with clubs, knives and even guns they had taken from downed Navy Seals. Read More Here
(Aletho) – Israel censors news on deadly Flotilla raid – Read More Here
(Forward) – Most Members of Congress Remain Committed to Israel’s Blockade of Gaza – Read More Here
(Voltaire) – Open letter to president Obama
Following the attack by Israeli commando pirates against a humanitarian convoy in the Mediterranean Sea, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich has drafted an open letter to President Obama. It is awaiting the signature of other members of Congress. A preview of the text is published below. Read More Here
(AlterNet) – The Gaza Blockade Is Illegal and the Flotilla Attack Was an Illegal Act of War
Because the blockade of Gaza itself violates international law, Israel committed an illegal act of war attacking the convoy, regardless of who attacked whom first. Read More Here
(WSWS) – Israel’s massacre at sea
The Israeli military’s killing of nine civilians and wounding of scores more on a ship carrying humanitarian supplies in international waters was an act of cold-blooded murder and a war crime.
For millions of people around the world, this military assault on an aid convoy carrying wheelchairs, cement, water purification systems, children’s toys and notebook paper to Gaza—all items barred by Israel’s blockade of the occupied territory—epitomizes the role played by Israel, as well as that of its US sponsor, in global affairs. Read More Here
(Independent) – The other side of the Gaza blockade
Ramzi al Burai knows better than most what it means to be imprisoned. This week’s botched commando raid on the flotilla of pro-Palestinian aid activists trying to reach Gaza has swung the global spotlight on the Israeli-imposed blockade as never before, but the Al Burai family have been living that reality for the past three years. Read More Here
(Independent) – Robert Fisk: The truth behind the Israeli propaganda – Read More Here
Autopsy results on the nine Turkish activists killed in Monday’s raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship showed they had been shot a total of 30 times, many at close range, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Saturday. Read More Here
(Aletho) – Eyewitnesses, both activists and reporters, contradict Israeli account – Read More Here
(LRCBlog) – U.S. Government: Murderers Should Lead Investigation of Their Murders – Read More Here
Video on Netanyahu’s Facebook Page Says Activists Plotted ‘a Terrorist Attack’ – Video Link Here
(RawStory) – US seeks UN vote on Iran sanctions by June 21 – Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Sec. State Clinton Calls for Israel to Investigate Itself in Flotilla Incident
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday Israel should promptly investigate the role its military played in the flotilla incident in international waters that resulted in the death of an undetermined number of people. Video Link Here
(Reuters) – China’s Wen reveals fears of Korea conflict spreading – Read More Here
(CNN) – U.S. is world’s top user of targeted killings, U.N. says – Read More Here
(WeAreWideAwake) – The Irish are on their way to break the Gaza blockade and Rachel Corrie – Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Another Israeli Crime
Israeli armed forces have just committed another shocking massacre against innocent civilians. Many were killed and a larger number of those participating in a peace convoy were injured. Read More Here
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that Israel will not end its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Read More Here
(Kawther) – Israel has Crossed the Rubicon
It is quite clear that unarmed civilians, carrying food, medicine, and building supplies intended for civilian use, were attacked by Israeli forces without any provocation whatsoever. Read More Here
(AntiWar) – The Mediterranean Massacre
The condemnations, the imprecations, the expressions of shock are rolling in, as the nations of the world raise their voices in protest over the Mediterranean massacre carried out by Israeli commandos, but rather than get into specifics, I want to note a general pattern that this incident seems to confirm. – Read More Here
“Listen, I can’t get involved. I’ve got work to do. It’s not that I like the Empire; I hate it. But there’s nothing I can do about it right now… It’s all such a long way from here.” – Luke Skywalker in Star Wars
Dear Reader—raise your hand if you don’t know that atrocities happen in war. Now put your hands in the air like you just don’t care.
Psychologist, Robert Jay Lifton, who is a pioneer in the study of what drives otherwise “normal” human beings to commit war crimes calls war: “an atrocity-producing situation.” Atrocities have been committed in every war since the beginning of time, and the sad thing is the barbarity hasn’t decreased. Recently a US soldier tried to justify to me committing atrocities because the “British did it to the Native Americans” in the French-Indian War. This soldier was essentially agreeing with Lifton. Continue reading →
(Uruknet) – “One of the greatest crimes against humanity occurred right here in the United States of America. Support for the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People is a start to right this great wrong,” declared the American Indian Movement in a press release on 24 September 2009. Continue reading →
(PoliticalTheatrics) – Despite a slight improvement in the general humanitarian situation, the Gaza Strip remains a disaster area. In fact, in terms of the sheer destruction of homes and infrastructure, the coastal enclave can be compared to quake-stricken Haiti, with the main difference lying in the fact that while the Caribbean island’s calamity was a natural disaster, the Gaza disaster was inflicted by the criminal Israeli regime. Continue reading →
(Reuters) – NATO Afghanistan airstrike kills 27 civilians
A NATO airstrike in Afghanistan mistakenly killed 27 civilians, the government said on Monday, hurting a campaign to win over the local population and defeat Taliban insurgents. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Israel says sanctions must target Iran energy sector
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues on his campaign for international sanctions to be imposed against Iran’s energy sector. Read More Here
(PlanetaryMovement) – Russian General Nikolay Makarov Predicts US Collapse if Iran is Attacked
It appears that, the International Atomic Energy Agency is at least allowing for the possibility that documents allegedly found on a laptop some years ago –but discounted by the CIA and the DIA as of dubious provenance and incompatible with other intelligence gathered in Iran — point to a nuclear weapons program that no one has been able to locate. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Is Iran a Threat to the Western World? – Sherwood Ross
Hillary Clinton Says Iran “Headed” for “Military Dictatorship” Read More Here
(Reuters) – Despite China, U.S. says Taiwan air force needs help
Taiwan’s fighter jets would fall short in combat against military rival China, the U.S. government said in a report on Monday that could lead to new weapons sales sure to anger Beijing. Read More Here
(Iranian) – Oops! WW3
The Brookings Institute recently conducted a war game between Iran, Israel, and America. You can read all about it here, “War game shows how attacking Iran could backfire. Read More Here
(IndianExpress) – US to launch major campaign in Afghanistan in next 18 months
US and NATO forces are all set to roll out an “intensive 18-month” ground campaign in Afghanistan to stamp out Taliban and al-Qaeda militants, top US generals have said warning the insurgents that Marjah offensive was just the start. Read More Here
(TheMajlis) – Netanyahu calls for a unilateral oil embargo
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu thinks the world should immediately slap oil sanctions on Iran — even if the United Nations doesn’t approve. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Iran Invites Israeli Bombers to Visit its Nuclear Facilities
Signals from Tehran and the recent IAEA report on the country’s nuclear activities provide unmistaken clues that the Iranian government may welcome a limited bombing of its nuclear facilities. This in order to unleash a patriotic swell bound to bolster the Ahmadinejad regime. Read More Here
(YourNewReality) – New York Times Publishes Column By War Machine Employee Demanding US Stop Thinking About All The Innocent Afghans Killed And Ramp The F**k Up The Bombing
Glenn Greenwald of Salon uncovers a brutal mindfuck of gruesome pro-civilian bombing positive influence in the pages of the New York Times. A defence corporation employee demands the US blow more money terror bombing the civilian populace of Afghanistan. Read More Here
Over One Million Iraqi Deaths Caused by US Occupation
Reproduced below is the first of the 25 investigations selected by Project Censured in 2009. It is based on research by Michael Schwartz, posted on Voltaire Network in 2007, which was continued by other associated researchers. Read More Here
(AFP) – UN human rights experts warned in a report on Wednesday that “widespread and systematic” secret detention of terror suspects was continuing and could pave the way for charges of crimes against humanity. Continue reading →
Whenever there is injustice, there are people fighting it with every possible means. We have seen it so many times before: the oppressed rise up, the oppressor dehumanizes them calling them such names as “terrorists”, “saboteurs”, “death loving” extremists… It is only normal that the oppressor will always lie to justify his actions and its crimes. Continue reading →
During a visit to Ramallah a year ago while the Israeli bombardment of Gaza was underway, I shared my fears with a close Palestinian friend. “It may sound insane, but I think the Israelis’ real objective is to see them all dead.” Continue reading →
A year has passed since the Israeli war on the besieged Gaza, a war that left more than one thousand innocent children, women and elderly people killed, a tremendous destruction of houses, universities, hospitals, schools, and infrastructure. Continue reading →
Some 1,400 Palestinians were killed, including some 300 children, and hundreds of other unarmed civilians, including more than 115 women and some 85 men aged over 50 during the 22-day Operation “Cast Lead”.
Many Palestinian civilians were killed in attacks by high-precision weapons which are capable of pinpoint strikes and can hit within a meter of their targets and which have exceptionally good optics allowing those carrying out or directing the strikes to see the targets in detail.
Many other Palestinian civilians were killed in indiscriminate and reckless attacks using imprecise weapons which should never be used in densely populated civilian areas.
More Palestinians were killed and more properties were destroyed in the 22-day military campaign than in any previous Israeli offensive.
The Israeli army has put the death toll at 1200 and maintains that most of those killed were not civilians but it has failed to provide any lists or any information indicating on what they base their figures.
Thousands of Palestinian were left homeless. Hundreds of businesses and public buildings were destroyed. In most of the cases they investigated in Gaza Amnesty International delegates found evidence that the destruction was wanton and deliberate and could not be justified on grounds of “military necessity”.
Amnesty International delegates investigated dozens of cases comprising more than 300 victims, more than half of them women and children.
Israeli forces repeatedly targeted ambulances and medical crews, killing several medical workers while they were attempting to rescue the wounded and recover the dead.
Injured civilians who could have been saved died needlessly as Israeli forces frequently denied access to ambulances and others to trying rescue the wounded, recover the dead and bring aid to those in need.
The borders of Gaza were kept sealed throughout Operation “Cast Lead” and civilians could not flee, and there was nowhere in Gaza where their safety could be guaranteed.
Israeli forces forced Palestinian civilians on several occasions to serve as “human shields”.
Amnesty International found no evidence that rockets were launched from residential houses or buildings while civilians were in these buildings, but Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups at times launched rockets and located military equipment and positions near civilian homes.
Palestinian rocket attacks killed three Israeli civilians and caused severe injuries to 4 people, moderate injuries to 11, and light injuries to 167 others.
Six Israeli soldiers were killed in the attacks by Palestinian armed groups (and 4 other were killed by Israeli forces in “friendly fire” incidents).
Several hundred rockets in all were fired by Palestinian armed groups on Southern Israel during operation “Cast Lead” (571 rockets and 205 mortar shells landed in Israel according to the Israeli authorities).
Rockets launched from Gaza reached towns up to 40km away.
Thousands of families fled to other parts of the country.
Several civilian homes and other structures were damaged.
The ‘Izzeddin al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ armed wing, claimed responsibility for most of the rockets launched into Israel.
Other armed groups which claimed rockets and mortar attacks against Israel include the armed wings of Fatah, of Islamic Jihad and of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine).
(PressTV) – Galloway raps Egypt for stopping Gaza aid convoy
British Lawmaker George Galloway has criticized Egypt over denying the Viva Palestina humanitarian aid convoy to enter the Gaza Strip. Read More Here
Video: Gaza 2009 – We Will Never Forget
Eye opening montage of news clips and photos that tell the truth about the events in Gaza. Video Link Here
Video: Gaza 2009 – Operation Cast Lead
Some things you may not know about the ongoing conflict in Gaza and the actions of the Israeli government. Video Link Here
Witness: Wife, brothers give accounts of Israeli assassinations
Family members of the three slain Fatah members gave testimony around the last moments of their loved ones lives on Saturday, hours after the men were assassinated by Israeli forces in their own homes in Nablus. Read More Here
Israel returns to Assassinations Policy
Six Palestinians were killed in two separate incidents by the Israeli forces in Gaza and the West Bank. Three of the Palestinians were assassinated in Nablus at the West Bank. According to Israeli sources, Ghasan Abu Sharkh, Raed Sarkaji and Anan Suboh took part in the last attack which resulted in killing an Israeli settler in the West Bank. Read More Here
(MikeRivero) – U.S. shipped 989 munitions containers to Israel week before Gaza invasion
In the dying days of the Bush administration, and a week before Israel launched an aerial bombing campaign, followed by a land invasion of the Gaza Strip, the U.S. military shipped 989 containers of munitions to Israel. Read More Here
(WhatReallyHappened.com) – Cast Lead 2
DID WE win? Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the Gaza War, alias Operation Cast Lead, and this question fills the public space. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Israel summons envoys from all over the world
Israel’s ambassadors and consuls generals from all over the world have been summoned to attend a conference to be held over global challenges facing Israel. Read More Here
(PalTelegraph) – Whenever I try to break away from talking about the deeply disturbing use of American and Israeli WMD’s both during the Lebanon conflict in 2006 and in Gaza during Cast Lead in 2008/9 I find myself being haunted by more gut-wrenching stories coming out of the strip. Continue reading →
(PalTel) – I knew it would only be a matter of time before data started coming out of Gaza to prove that the Palestinians had now fallen victim to weapons containing uranium. We have seen the evidence in the Iraq, Afghanistan and now Gaza. Continue reading →
What is happening in Palestine is nothing short of a planned “Quiet Genocide.” Yes, “Genocide” the taboo word, unable to be uttered by the American Government, the British Government or any of the world’s major Western Players or European heavyweights. Whilst the majority of the world’s governments choose to play word games and run interference for Israel’s crimes, I thought it was time to look at just exactly what a “genocide” is, how to create one, how to make it successful, how to win. Continue reading →
(PressTV) – Dozens of demonstrators voice strong disapproval of the Israeli President’s visit to Brazil and of Tel Aviv’s crimes against humanity during weeks-long military aggression on the Gaza Strip. Continue reading →
“One thing we have endeavoured to observe most scrupulously, namely, never to depart from the strictest facts and, in dealing with the difficult questions that have arisen during the year, we hope that we have used the utmost moderation possible under the circumstances. Our duty is very simple and plain. Continue reading →
The death knell for freedom has been tolling for some time, and only now are people starting to hear it. It started tolling faintly, decades back, and has slowly progressed in volume, until today its tolling is impossible to ignore. Continue reading →
MADRID: Today the Spanish Senate, acting to confirm a decision already taken under pressure from powerful governments accused of grave crimes, will limit Spain’s laws of universal jurisdiction. Yesterday, ahead of the change of law, a legal case was filed at the Audiencia Nacional against four United States presidents and four United Kingdom prime ministers for commissioning, condoning and/or perpetuating multiple war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Iraq. Continue reading →
This is one of two Global Research articles exploring the reasons for the introduction of electronic ID cards, worldwide. Already, over 2.2 billion people, or 33% of the world’s population, have been issued with ‘smart’ ID cards. By 2012, the figure will be over 85%. Continue reading →
(Haaretz) – Ninety percent of casualties brought to Gaza’s main hospital during Israel’s winter offensive against Hamas were civilians, according to a new book by one of Norway’s most famous and controversial physicians, Dr. Mads Gilbert. Continue reading →
We are watching it happen in the streets. The recurring nightmare has become a grim, new reality for the people of Pakistan. After watching the horrors of the U.S. invasions and occupations of Iraq and neighboring Afhanistan for 8 years, the “war on terror” has finally arrived in The Land of the Pure. Continue reading →
Some of the following pictures are extremely graphic and I suggest those who do not feel comfortable at the sight of blood, dead bodies etc not read this post.
All the pictures are from events which have taken place in: Jenin,Gaza,Bethlehem,Nablus etcContinue reading →
The Search for Truth, is a journey that causes great emotion as one uncovers some very disturbing and troubling facts that cannot be understood utilizing ones conventional thinking skills. One must jump outside the box and be willing to change their perspective viewing the situation from a higher vantage point, therefore seeing the BIGGER picture. It all comes down to: Perspective = Perception. Continue reading →
The Palestinian Authority and Hamas movements have trespassed all the limits with their continuous arrests and torture of political activists, and then killing many of them them in their jails. The attitude of these two movements is now Jonaid jailsimilar to what the Israeli occupation has done and is still doing against the Palestinians in occupied Palestine. The Palestinian National Authority and Hamas have increased the incarceration of political activists, and committed hundreds of politicians, political activists and resistance members into their respective jails. Continue reading →