Dennis Kucinich Makes a Serious Push to Ban Govt. Assassinations of US Citizens

(TheNation) – Lawyers for US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, who has reportedly been targeted for assassination by the CIA and Joint Special Operations Command, had to fight the US government to have the right to represent him. On Wednesday, following a lawsuit by the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Treasury Department issued a license to the pro-bono lawyers. Now the battle for due process begins. In a statement, al-Awlaki’s new lawyers said the license would “allow us to pursue our litigation relating to the government’s asserted authority to engage in targeted killings of American civilians without due process.”

Al-Awlaki is originally from New Mexico and now lives in Yemen. He has been accused of providing inspiration for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the alleged “underwear bomber,” and Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged Fort Hood shooter.

Most lawmakers have been mute about the Obama administration’s policy to target a US citizen for assassination. Representative Jane Harman, who serves on the Homeland Security Committee, said recently that Awlaki is “probably the person, the terrorist, who would be terrorist No. 1 in terms of threat against us.” One of the few who has spoken against the policy is Ohio Democrat Dennis Kucinich. “The assassination policies vitiate the presumption of innocence and the government then becomes the investigator, policeman, prosecutor, judge, jury, executioner all in one,” Kucinich told me in April. “That raises the greatest questions with respect to our constitution and our democratic way of life.” He called the policy “extrajudicial.” Continue reading

World War

(PTINews) – Russian strategic bombers on 23-hour record mission

Two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers have carried out a record 23-hour patrol covering a distance of 18,000 kilometres without touching the ground. Read More Here

(Spiegel) – German-Jewish Boat to Challenge Israeli Blockade – Read More Here

(NYTimes) – McCain Urges Obama to Back Regime Change in Iran

Senator John McCain called on the United States on Thursday to support regime change in Iran, saying that the latest United Nations sanctions are “inadequate” and that it is unrealistic to expect the current government in Tehran to stop pursuing nuclear weapons, supporting terrorism and cracking down on its own people. Read More Here

(Debka) – Iran’s Gaza-bound ships ready for clash with Israel – Ahmadinejad – Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Suicide blast slays 40 at Afghan wedding party – Read More Here

(RUVR) – Russia, Iran to boost energy and space cooperation – Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Video: Israeli Commandos Execute American Citizen

Israeli soldiers allegedly killing Furkan Dogan 19 years

See also: American, 19, Among Gaza Flotilla Dead: Furkan Dogan Was Shot Five Times, Including Four Times in Head Video Link Here

(ABCNews) – White House Official: UN Sanctions Alone “Not Be Sufficient” to Change Iran’s Behavior — Much More to Come

Senior White House officials acknowledged Wednesday afternoon that the new regime of UN Security Council sanctions against Iran “would not be sufficient” in and of itself to change the behavior of the Iranian government and convince its leaders to stop its nuclear weapons program. Read More Here

(McClatchy) – Gaza Blockade: Economic Warfare Against Palestinian People

As Israel ordered a slight easing of its blockade of the Gaza Strip Wednesday, McClatchy obtained an Israeli government document that describes the blockade not as a security measure but as “economic warfare” against the Islamist group Hamas, which rules the Palestinian territory. Read More Here

(Neithercorp) – Flashpoints For Global War

As the economic collapse progresses through 2010 and its fiscal consequences become more certain, the field of view reaching towards our social and political future has become more vague and unclear. Every analyst or researcher of the New World Order and the global elite now seems to have a different insight into how our situation will develop once the financial implosion peaks, and people actually start to react to the obviously severe circumstances. Read More Here

(TheIntelHub) – USNORTHCOM Gears Up For Potential Attack On U.S. Soil

USNORTHCOM has admitted that they are preparing military operations within the United States. This is the first time in history this has been done and they will be working with DHS, state and local law enforcement on U.S. soil. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Kucinich: ‘We may be funding our own killers in Afghanistan’

On June 7, the day Afghanistan became America’s longest-ever war, the New York Times reported on an ongoing investigation poised to prove that private security companies “are using American money to bribe the Taliban” to fuel combat and thus enhance demand for their services. The news follows a “series of events last month that suggested all-out collusion with the insurgents,” the Times said. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Blair ‘100 percent on Israel’s side’

As the world presses Israel to heed calls for an international probe into its deadly Flotilla attack, former British Premier Tony Blair echoes Tel Aviv’s alleged security concerns. Read More Here

(PressTV) – UNSC slaps new sanctions on Iran

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has voted in favor of imposing a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Prince warns S. Arabia of apocalypse

In a letter published by Wagze news agency on Tuesday, the Cairo-based prince warned Saudi Arabia’s ruling family of a fate similar to that of Iraq’s executed dictator Saddam Hussein and the ousted Iranian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, calling on them to escape before people “cut off our heads in streets.” Read More Here

(PressTV) – Video: Israel Admits It Doctored Flotilla Audio Tapes

The IDF admitted today in a press release that it doctored audio footage from its exchanges with the Gaza flotilla in order to paint the flotilla passengers as anti-Semites. Continue reading

World War

(Examiner) – IAEA rejects own reports, purpose, Non-Proliferation Treaty: Orwellian vote condemns compliant Iran

Obvious lies for an illegal War of Aggression against Iran are moving forward just as they did for war against Iraq. Lie is the proper word because this article will demonstrate the KNOWN FALSEHOODS foisted upon us by Orwellian politicians and their prostitute media. Topics of this article: Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Seven Deadly Sins In Afghanistan

If we could establish that funding an escalation of war in Afghanistan was illegal, immoral, against the public will, economically catastrophic, counterproductive on its own terms, and a cynically motivated intentional failure, well then nothing would change. Unless people use that information in pressuring their representatives to vote No. Because most of this is pretty easily known. Nonetheless I think it’s a good place to start, so let me take these points one at a time. Read More Here

FLASHBACK – Video: Gaza – In Plain Language Video Link Here

(PressTV) – Hamas: Egypt kills Gazans with gas

A senior Hamas spokesman has held Egypt responsible for the death of four Palestinians killed in a border tunnel and has demanded for an impartial investigation. Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘Iran to stand by Syria against Israel’

Iran vows to stand by Syria against any threat posed by Israel, after Washington warned Tehran and Damascus against “making threats” to Tel Aviv’s security. Read More Here

(PalestineTelegraph) – Our Leaders Breached International Law and Committed War Crimes

We read so much now days about gross neglect in high places and also horrendous crimes against human kind but do we really understand the magnitude of what has happened in the past and what can happen in the future. Read More Here

(CNN) – Video: 6000 Veterans Commited Suicide Last Year – Video Link Here

(RawStory) – ACLU to Obama: ‘Entire world is not a war zone’

UPDATE: CIA drone operators could be prosecuted for war crimes, lawyer tells Congress

Targeted killings program could lead to ‘foreign governments hunting and killing their enemies within our borders’

The American Civil Liberties Union has sent a strongly-worded letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to end an alleged program that allows ‘targeted killings’ of terror suspects outside of war zones. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: World as War Zone

Today, Congressman Denis Kucinich, along with journalists and anti-war activists held a teach in on Capitol Hill. The idea being to discuss plans and strategies for ending U.S. wars abroad. And ending wars, is a beautiful idea. But at the same time, we have ads like this running on TV. Some would call this a perfect example of the military industrial complex. Defense contracts worth hundreds of billions that keep the machine pumping. And Obama, isn’t neccessarily helping to stop it. Quite the opposite, the ACLU just wrote a letter to him, in which they sent this message: “The Entire World Is Not A Warzone”. But is it too late for us to stop treating it like one? Alyona and Former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, Lawrence Wilkerson discuss.

(StopNato) – Global Warfare: U.S. Consolidates Military Network In Asia-Pacific Region – Rick Rozoff

The United States has six naval fleets and eleven aircraft carrier strike groups patrolling the world’s oceans and seas. The U.S. Navy is as large as the world’s next thirteen biggest navies combined.

Washington has as many aircraft carriers as all other nations together. Russia has one; China has none. The U.S. and its NATO allies – Britain, Italy, France and Spain – account for 17 of 22 in service in the world. Ten of the eleven American carriers are Nimitz class nuclear-powered supercarriers, substantially larger than most all non-U.S. ones. The U.S. Navy has all ten supercarriers in the world at the moment. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – US War Crimes Exposed: Revelations of an American Soldier

Ethan McCord, a former US soldier, has shown great courage and integrity by exposing and condemning US war crimes in Iraq. Read More Here

(TheLeafChronicle) – Soldiers Returning from Iraq with Mysterious Lung Disease

Dr. Robert Miller worries that too many Iraq war veterans are not being diagnosed for a disease that can’t be seen on X-ray, CT scan or pulmonary function tests. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Iran no threat to US

Iran’s unwillingness to be open about its nuclear program has led many to see it as a threat to the United States and its allies. But is Iran really building scary nukes? Or is the media just spinning it that way? Dave Lindorff says that the United States should not be worried. Continue reading

Kucinich: White House Assassination Policy Is Extrajudicial

(TheNation) – There has been almost universal silence among Congressional Democrats on the Obama administration’s recently revealed decision to authorize the assassination of a US citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki, who now lives in Yemen, has been accused of providing inspiration for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the alleged “underwear bomber,” and Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged Fort Hood shooter. In recent weeks, there has been a dramatic surge in US government chatter about the alleged threat posed by al-Awlaki, with anonymous US officials accusing him of directly participating in terror “plots” (his family passionately disputes this). Read More Here

How Many Vets Have Been “Wounded” in Iraq and Afghanistan?

(JustForeignPolicy) – During the House debate over the Kucinich resolution calling for a timetable for military withdrawal from Afghanistan, Rep. Bob Filner, chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, pointed out that hundreds of thousands of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have gone to the VA for service-related injuries.

The video of Filner’s statement is here.

A March 13 fact sheet from Veterans for Common Sense gives a more precise figure: they reported that 508,152 Iraq and Afghanistan veteran patients had been treated at the VA. This figure is from VA documents obtained by VCS under FOIA, and appears to be current through the end of FY 2009, i.e. through September 30, 2009. Continue reading

Kucinich Kisses the Ring as Obama Deceptively Sells Totalitarian Care in Ohio

(KurtNimmo) – In Obama’s bizarro world, health care at gunpoint will reduce premiums. Obama went to Cleveland recently and peddled his fantasy world. “You’ll be able to buy in, or a small business will be able to buy into this pool,” Obama said. “And that will lower rates, it’s estimated, by up to 14 to 20 percent over what you’re currently getting. That’s money out of pocket,” reports the Associated Press. “Your employer, it’s estimated, would see premiums fall by as much as 3,000 percent, which means they could give you a raise.” Continue reading

Kucinich Sells Out On Health Care After Ride In Air Force One

(SteveWatson) – Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich has bowed to intense pressure, culminating in a jaunt onboard Air Force One with president Obama, and decided to to flip his vote on the pending health care bill to help ensure its passage. Continue reading

Video: War in a Box

(Truthout) – The event on the House floor Wednesday afternoon was monumental – the first major Congressional debate about US military operations in Afghanistan since lawmakers authorized the invasion of that country in autumn 2001. But, as Rep. Patrick Kennedy noted with disgust on Wednesday, the House press gallery was nearly empty. He aptly concluded, “It’s despicable, the national press corps right now.” Continue reading

Video: House Votes Against Ending Afghan War

(AntiWar) – It may have produced hours of fiery debate, but in the end Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s (D – OH) House Concurrent Resolution 248, which would have mandated the end of the US military presence in Afghanistan by December 31 ultimately failed, as was widely expected. Continue reading

How Kucinich’s Resolution to End the War Will Help Us End the War

(AfterDowningStreet) – Tomorrow, Thursday, March 4, Congressman Dennis Kucinich plans to introduce a privileged resolution to end the Afghan War. The resolution requires that the House debate, within the next week, the continuing war in Afghanistan, now the second longest war in American history. Continue reading

Kucinich jeers: Congress is ‘complicit’ in violating Americans’ constitutional rights

(RawStory) – In the wake of congressional Democrats’ reauthorization and extension of the USA Patriot Act, few elected Democrats have been as vocal about the post-9/11 security measures as they were during the Bush administration. Continue reading

Kucinich shreds Democrats for betraying the promise of change

(RawStory) – Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on Wednesday said the Massachusetts election was a “wake up call” for Democrats and that his party had better change course or it could suffer devastating losses come November. Continue reading

Obamacare: A Runaway Train

Obama’s healthcare legislation is not more socialism, it’s fascism, pure and simple, with “our” government fronting for the private International Monetary/Banking Cartel’s insurance corporations, at great expense to all taxpaying Americans, who will be receiving far less health care than ever before. Continue reading

Obamacare – A Runaway Fascistic Train – Terror Moles Escape Purge

Obama’s healthcare legislation is not more socialism, it’s fascism, pure and simple, with “our” government fronting for the private International Monetary/Banking Cartel’s insurance corporations, at great expense to all taxpaying Americans, who will be receiving far less health care than ever before. Continue reading

Video: Dennis Kucinich – US War Presidents ignore Congress & Constitution

(RussiaToday) – Anger is growing among Americans – who say less money should be spent on the country’s overseas military campaigns and more on tackling the country’s domestic problems. U.S. congressman Dennis Kucinich, who spoke exclusively to RT’s Dina Gusovsky, says America can no longer afford war-based economy. Continue reading

Kucinich: ‘Class war is over, working people lost’

(RawStory) – Reflecting on the growing divide between Wall Street and Main Street, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on Wednesday offered a powerful critique on the state of the economy in an open committee hearing. Continue reading

Video: Dennis Kucinich – These Wars Are Corrupting our Nation!

On Sat., Dec. 12, 2009, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) was one of the featured speakers at the emergency End-the-U.S.-Wars rally. See for background: EndUSWars.org The event was held in Lafayette Park, opposite the White House. Rep. Kucinich has acted as the conscience of the House of Representatives in opposing U.S. wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading

Kucinich: US Tax Dollars Help Fund Taliban Attacks

(RawStory) – Ohio’s Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich, a strident anti-war crusader, cited a report on the floor of the House of Representatives Tuesday which claims that US tax dollars used by defense contractors to bribe the Taliban in Afghanistan ultimately help fund attacks “on our troops.” Continue reading

Kucinich: Prolonging Afghan War a ‘Threat to Our National Security’

(RawStory) – Far from being a necessary part of the US’s national security strategy, the Afghanistan war is actually a threat to it, says Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich. Continue reading

Kucinich: Afghans want to be saved from us, not by us

(RawStory) – In an address to the nation on Tuesday, President Obama declared, “As commander in chief, I have determined that it is in our vital national interests to send an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. … After 18 months, our troops will begin to come home.” For Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), however, if the ultimate goal is to get out of Afghanistan, then the sooner the better. Continue reading

Why I Voted NO – Dennis Kucinich

We have been led to believe that we must make our health care choices only within the current structure of a predatory, for-profit insurance system which makes money not providing health care. We cannot fault the insurance companies for being what they are. But we can fault legislation in which the government incentivizes the perpetuation, indeed the strengthening, of the for-profit health insurance industry, the very source of the problem. Continue reading

Kucinich: Why is it we have Finite Resources for Health Care but Unlimited Money for War?

Following a statement on the Floor of the House of Representative, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement: Continue reading

Video: Dennis Kucinich – Is the 2-Party System truly capable of representing the American people?

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement about the health care debate in America:
“Providing health care to all Americans is the moral responsibility of our government, consistent with the Preamble in the Constitution. Yet we are being told that it is not possible to have the kind of single payer health system which every industrialized democracy in the world has.” Continue reading

The End of Money and the Future of Civilization

It’s too late for anyone to pretend that the U.S. government, whether under President Barack Obama or anyone else, can divert our nation from long-term economic decline. The U.S. is increasingly in a state of political, economic, and moral paralysis, caught as it were between the “rock” of protracted recession and the “hard place” of terminal government debt. Continue reading

Health Care is a Civil Right – Dennis Kucinich

There is only one true health care public option: Single payer. It covers everyone, all basic health care needs, with doctor of choice. No more premiums, co-pays or deductibles. All health care assets in America would become not-for-profit. The bill already exists. It is HR 676. Continue reading

Video: Dennis Kucinich – Labor Day Speech

How long can the bosses keep the plants and offices open if workers don’t show up? How long would this country’s economy function if workers were to walk out? You know the answer. Perhaps it’s time that we remind the bosses, bankster frauds and politicos what the answer is. Continue reading

Urgency of the American Monetary Act

On Thursday, April 23 2009, Stephen Zarlenga, director of the American Monetary Institute (AMI), delivered two briefings on Capitol Hill on the American Monetary Act that AMI drafted and that may be introduced as legislation during the current congressional session. This single measure has the potential of bringing together the tens of millions of people who have realized it’s our bank-run debt-based monetary system that lies at the center of the financial rot that is destroying our republic and its values. Continue reading

Health Care Wanted: Dead or Alive – Dennis Kucinich

The masquerade is over! The “public option” is … dead.

Health care reform is now a private option: WHICH FOR PROFIT INSURANCE COMPANY DO YOU WANT? You have to choose. And you have to pay. If you have a low income, under HR3200 government will subsidize the private insurance companies and you will still have to pay premiums, co-pays and deductibles. Continue reading

Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder

(Truthout) – A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 in federal court in Virginia. The two men claim that the company’s owner, Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were cooperating with federal authorities investigating the company. Continue reading

Video: Kucinich – the Federal Reserve is paying banks NOT to make loans to struggling Americans!

(C-SPAN -July 21, 2009) – U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio, 10th District) questions Neil M. Barofsky, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), testifying before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, about interest payments made to banks that keep their TARP funds and other government (taxpayer) bailout money with the Federal Reserve, instead of making loans to struggling Americans (the original intent of the TARP, remember?) The Fed makes generous interest payments to the banks for “parking” their “excess reserves” at the Fed. Continue reading

Video: Fighting the New World Order – Information Revolution 2009

The information revolution has begun! This is a set of new clips from 2009 exposing the new world order, Barack Obama, and the fraudulent Federal Reserve system. Watch as great American patriots like Alex Jones, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Jeremy Scahill, Jesse Ventura, Dennis Kucinich, Gerald Celente, Peter Schiff and Ron Paul speak truth to power. The information you will see in these clips is still pushed as a minority opinion by the corporate controlled media. You be the judge. Continue reading

Troop Movements Are not a ‘Withdrawal’ – Dennis Kucinich

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement regarding the announcement that U.S. troops have left the cities and towns of Iraq and turned over formal security to Iraqi security forces. Continue reading

HR 1207: Battle To Audit The Fed Has Only Just Begun

A great victory in the ongoing battle to wrestle back control of US monetary policy from privately owned special interests was won yesterday with the announcement that HR 1207, Ron Paul’s “audit the Fed” bill, will be debated by the full House of Representatives. Continue reading

House committee subpoenas Federal Reserve

(RawStory) – The congressional panel investigating what happened to all that bank bailout money has issued a subpoena to the Federal Reserve, asking them to hand over all documents relating to the takeover of Merrill Lynch by the Bank of America. Continue reading