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The US Economic System: How and Why It Got This Bad and Where It’s Going

Exposing Our Enemy: Meet the Economic Elite

This is who ‘they’ are.

The Economic Elite vs. the People of the United States of America: Part I

Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid: Taxes are Voluntary in America

2010 Food Crisis for Dummies

Not just for dummies; this is a must-read 

Economic Black Hole: 20 Reasons Why The U.S. Economy Is Dying And Is Simply Not Going To Recover

“Modern Money Mechanics” by Federal Reserve…Explained

This video series (7 parts) goes page-by-page of “Modern Money Mechanics,” a pamphlet by the Federal Reserve of Chicago, no longer in print but available on the internet, which describes “the basic process of money creation in a ‘fractional reserve’ banking system.

Economic Crisis: The Sovereign Debt Bubble

Global Insolvency: How will the US Service its Debt?

Such unbridled greed came close to bringing down the entire financial system, which American taxpayers have been allowed to pick up the bill for. After all this we see absolutely no regulation in sight and the SEC and the CFTC continue to protect the titans of Wall Street as government looks on in total disinterest. This, of course, omits the Executive Order borne criminality, which has turned our free markets into controlled and manipulated fascist markets. People say what can I do? You can start by throwing almost every incumbent out of office and buy pressing the Senate relentlessly to pass the bill that includes an audit and investigation of the Fed.

Is a U.S. Default Inevitable?

Backing up Blankfein’s plea of ignorance and incomprehension is this: The crisis killed Lehman Brothers and would have killed every one of them had not the Treasury and Fed, neither of which saw it coming, either, intervened with hundreds of billions in bailout cash.  Yet there were those who warned a housing bubble was being created like the dot-com bubble; others who predicted the Empire of Debt was coming down. As, today, there are those warning that the United States, with consecutive deficits running 10 percent of gross domestic product, is risking an eventual default on its national debt.

Federal Reserve Made Record Profit in 2009: Report

Federal Reserve Seeks to Protect U.S. Bailout Secrets

Former Mexican foreign minister calls for ‘North American union’, unified currency

Nobel economist Stiglitz: “US privatized profits, socialized losses is not capitalism.” It’s fascism

Joseph Stiglitz understands half the US economic disaster when he explains current policy is “no way to run an economy that’s going to work,” “there’s moral hazard everywhere,” and newly-invented and unregulated financial markets have only increased risk, not decreased it.

Spying for Dollars: Military Contractors and Security Firms Reap Huge Profits

Actual Bloomberg Headline: “Secret Banking Cabal Emerges From AIG Shadows”

Willem Buiter warns of massive dollar collapse

Americans must prepare themselves for a massive collapse in the dollar as investors around the world dump their US assets, a former Bank of England policymaker has warned.

All Hell Could Break Loose Because of the Huge Government Debt

The United States faces projected 10-year federal budget deficits that seriously threaten its bond market, exchange rate, economy, and the economic future of every American worker and family. Those risks are exacerbated by the context of those deficits: a low household-savings rate, even after recent increases; large funding requirements for federal debt maturities every year; heavy overweighting of dollar-denominated assets in foreign portfolios; worsened fiscal prospects in the decades after the current 10-year budget period; and competing claims for capital to fund deficits in other countries.

How Goldman Sachs Helped Greece to Mask its True Debt

How Goldman Sachs Made Tens Of Billions Of Dollars From The Economic Collapse Of America In Four Easy Steps

Step 1: Sell mortgage-related securities that are absolute junk to trusting clients at vastly overinflated prices.

Step 2: Bet against those same mortgage-related securities and make massive bets against the U.S. housing market so that your firm will make massive profits when the U.S. economy collapses.

Step 3: Have ex-Goldman executives in key positions of power in the U.S. government so that bailout money can be funneled to entities such as AIG that Goldman has made these bets with so that they can get paid after they win their bets.

Step 4: Collect the profits – Goldman Sachs is having their “most successful year” and will end up reporting approximately $50 billion in revenue for 2009.

RELATED: ECONOMY POSTS



Our Common Enemy: Spread of Fascism Across the Globe

Brits, You Are Running Out of Time–the Army Is About To Become Your Police

Chilcot War Inquiry: Professor to launch ‘Nuremberg’ war crimes prosecution against Blair

CCTV in the sky: police plan to use military-style spy drones

Taxman using terror laws 15 times a day to spy on suspects (UK)

Britain: Police Plan to Use Military-Style Spy Drones

The 20,000 snooper army: Vast number of town hall bureaucrats get power to enter your home without a warrant

Telecom firms’ fury at plan for ‘Stasi’ checks on every phone call and email

Telecoms firms have accused the Government of acting like the East German Stasi over plans to force them to store the details of every phone call for at least a year.  Under the proposals, the details of every email sent and website visited will also be recorded to help the police and security services fight crime and terrorism.

Ministers WERE told invading Iraq was illegal, Foreign Office law chief tells Chilcot inquiry

Lord Goldsmith: I changed my mind about legality of Iraq war after talks with Bush’s lawyers in Washington

More than 106,000 officials punished in first 11 months of 2009 (China)

Anger over broadened police powers to search people (Australia)

UN agency calls for global cyberwarfare treaty, ‘driver’s license’ for Web users

Canadian House of Commons Shut down Until March.

Furious opposition MPs accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper of muzzling the House of Commons after he moved for the second time in a little more than a year to suspend Parliament.  Mired in controversy over an alleged cover-up on the torture of Afghan prisoners and eager to increase the Conservatives’ power in the Senate, the government is closing down Parliament until March 3, the Prime Minister’s Office said Wednesday.

A North American Security Perimeter on the Horizon

Plans for a North America security perimeter might have seemed like a pipe dream just a short time ago, but it could become a reality sooner than one thinks. Some believe that a perimeter approach to security would be a more effective way of providing safety while ensuring the free flow of trade and investment. For those pushing for deep continental integration, this move is seen as the next logical step. A recent article from the Toronto Star, Canada warms to idea of a tougher ‘perimeter’ suggests that Canadians might now be ready to debate the concept of perimeter security. David Biette who specializes in U.S.-Canada relations and is a member of the Woodrow Wilson Center stated that a, “Perimeter is no longer a dirty word.

Italy to Require Anyone Who Uploads Video to the Internet to Obtain Government Authorization

GERMANY 1940 ISRAEL 2009

Israel stole 2 billion dollars from Palestinian workers: 40-year deception exposed

Over the past four decades Israel has defrauded Palestinians working inside Israel of more than two billion US dollars by deducting from their salaries contributions for welfare benefits to which they were never entitled, Israeli economists have revealed.

Israeli Robots Remake Battlefield

In coming years, engineers say unmanned air, sea and ground vehicles will increasingly work together without any human involvement. Israel and the U.S. have already faced backlash over civilian deaths caused by drone-fired missiles in Gaza, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Those ethical dilemmas could increase as robots become more independent of their human masters.

Obama Approves $30 Billion Military Aid To Israel Over Next Decade

Russia: Mental Checks for Police

 “If we resume testing, we’ll find that at least a third of all active police officers have some kind of mental pathology”

ACTA: the leaked secret memos

Michael Geist: “Negotiations in the 7th round of the ACTA [ed: The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement -- a brutal, secret Internet treaty] talks open this morning in Mexico with civil enforcement issues on the agenda. Yesterday I posted on the developments to-date, including a chronology of talks, issues, and leaks that have led to this week’s round of discussions. Part Two of the ACTA Guide provides links to the underlying documentation. Governments have been very tight lipped about the talks. Initially, only a brief summary following the conclusion of each round of the talks was provided. More recently, the agenda of each meeting is disclosed and a summary document (largely confirming Internet leaks) has been provided. Of far greater importance are the leaked documents. These have confirmed how the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is designed to extend far beyond counterfeiting and how it would reshape domestic law in many countries.”



US Fascist Police State Advancing at a Rapid Pace

PDD 51 & New Executive Order Give Obama Dictator Power  

OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND THE CONSTITUTIONAL MILITIA  

Obama Executive Order Stokes Martial Law Fears  

An Obama executive order that creates a council of state governors who will work with the feds to expand military involvement in domestic security has stoked fears that the administration is stepping up preparations for martial law. 

The order, which is entitled Establishment of the Council of Governors (PDF), creates a body of ten state governors directly appointed by Obama who will work with the federal government to help advance the “synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States”. 

The governors will liaise with officials from Northcom, Homeland Security, the National Guard as well as DoD officials from the Pentagon “in order to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State governments,” according to the executive order. 

Obama takes new tack in disregarding parts of laws  

The Obama administration is lowering the volume in a long-running argument between Congress and the executive branch over when, if ever, a president has the power to bypass federal statutes he has signed into law.  The administration will consider itself free to disregard new laws it considers unconstitutional, especially in cases where it has previously voiced objections elsewhere, White House officials said.  The White House disclosed the shift when asked why it had not put out a signing statement last month, when Obama signed a $447 billion spending bill for 2010 that contained several provisions that restricted executive power in ways that the administration had previously asserted were unconstitutional. 

Foreign Troops on the Streets of America?  

The Makings of a Police State-Part VI : A Nation of Suspects

Puerto Rico leader calls on National Guard For Use As Police

Actual Bloomberg Headline: “Secret Banking Cabal Emerges From AIG Shadows”  

Airline passengers have ‘no right’ to refuse naked body scanners  

Pentagon calls for ‘Office of Strategic Deception’  

Growing Movement To Disband Police Departments  

RAND Corporation Blueprint for Militarized “Stability Police Force”  

Obamacare sparking 10th Amendment rebellion, action in seven states  

Looks like the steadily growing list of constitutional, ethical and political outrages that constitute the Harry Reid version of Obamacare is sparking a rebellion in the states, as AP reports South Carolina’s attorney general plans to investigate the vote-buying that surrounded the proposal in the Senate majority leader’s office. 

According to AP, South Carolina’s Henry McMaster is being joined by the attorneys general of Michigan and Washington state in a suit to determine the constitutionality of the Obamacare proposal. Their initiative was prompted by a request from South Carolina’s two senators, Lindsay Graham and Jim DeMint, both Republicans. 

Nine Vermont state office candidates favor secession  

Court Rules That Mass Surveillance of Americans is Immune From Judicial Review  

“The alarming upshot of the court’s decision is that so long as the government spies on all Americans, the courts have no power to review or halt such mass surveillance even when it is flatly illegal and unconstitutional,” said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston. “With new revelations of illegal spying being reported practically every other week — just this week, we learned that the FBI has been unlawfully obtaining Americans’ phone records using Post-It notes rather than proper legal process — the need for judicial oversight when it comes to government surveillance has never been clearer.” 

Intel Boss Blair: Government Plans to Kill Citizens

Report: Bush order allowing murder of US citizens abroad still in effect  

A North American Security Perimeter on the Horizon  

Plans for a North America security perimeter might have seemed like a pipe dream just a short time ago, but it could become a reality sooner than one thinks. Some believe that a perimeter approach to security would be a more effective way of providing safety while ensuring the free flow of trade and investment. For those pushing for deep continental integration, this move is seen as the next logical step. A recent article from the Toronto Star, Canada warms to idea of a tougher ‘perimeter’ suggests that Canadians might now be ready to debate the concept of perimeter security. David Biette who specializes in U.S.-Canada relations and is a member of the Woodrow Wilson Center stated that a, “Perimeter is no longer a dirty word. 

“Us” versus “them”: on the meaning of fascism  

Roger Tucker considers the linguistic root, visual representation, usage and practise of fascism, and examines the circumstances under which the concept, “which is neither good nor bad in itself”, becomes malevolent. To illustrate, he looks at two contemporary examples of fascism: the USA and Israel. 

”Fascism … it is a social pathology and it can legitimately be considered humanity’s most urgent public health problem. If enough people come to understand what the disease is and how to diagnose it, perhaps there will emerge a means to inoculate ourselves. At this point American and Jewish fascism appear to have converged into an aggressive pathological force that endangers humanity more than any such phenomenon in the past.” 

New Film Exposes Government Drug Dealing

New speed cameras enrage Arizona drivers

Spying on Americans: A Multibillion Bonanza for the Telecoms

Verichip is now called PositiveID! Roll up your sleeve for the implantable human microchip, it’s now Positive?

Is Corporate Personhood the End of Democracy?  

Idea of company-as-person originated in late 19th century  

Nobel economist Stiglitz: “US privatized profits, socialized losses is not capitalism.” It’s fascism  

Joseph Stiglitz understands half the US economic disaster when he explains current policy is “no way to run an economy that’s going to work,” “there’s moral hazard everywhere,” and newly-invented and unregulated financial markets have only increased risk, not decreased it. 

Top Obama czar: Infiltrate all ‘conspiracy theorists’ Presidential adviser wrote about crackdown on expressing opinions  

The Guantánamo “Suicides”: A Camp Delta sergeant blows the whistle  

ACTA: the leaked secret memos  

Michael Geist: “Negotiations in the 7th round of the ACTA [ed: The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement -- a brutal, secret Internet treaty] talks open this morning in Mexico with civil enforcement issues on the agenda. Yesterday I posted on the developments to-date, including a chronology of talks, issues, and leaks that have led to this week’s round of discussions. Part Two of the ACTA Guide provides links to the underlying documentation. Governments have been very tight lipped about the talks. Initially, only a brief summary following the conclusion of each round of the talks was provided. More recently, the agenda of each meeting is disclosed and a summary document (largely confirming Internet leaks) has been provided. Of far greater importance are the leaked documents. These have confirmed how the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is designed to extend far beyond counterfeiting and how it would reshape domestic law in many countries.” 

Obama Administration Shuts Down Oldest Gun Show in Central Texas  

BATF Notice Bans Private Gun Sales In Texas  

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is actively issuing directions banning private sales of guns without licenses at gun shows in Texas, despite there being no law to justify such demands. 

Is Obama Really Preparing For Civil War? 

According to an obscure report in the European Union Times (EUTimes.net), “Russian Military Analysts are reporting to Prime Minister Putin that US President Barack Obama has issued an order to his Northern Command’s (USNORTHCOM) top leader, US Air Force General Gene Renuart, to ‘begin immediately’ increasing his military forces to 1 million troops by January 30, 2010, in what these reports warn is an expected outbreak of civil war within the United States before the end of winter. 

Big Brother: Obama Calls for the Integration of State and Federal Military Forces  

In the wake of the Flight 253 provocation, over-hyped terrorism panics, and last year’s Big Pharma and media-engineered hysteria over the H1N1 flu pandemic, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13528 on January 11. 

Among other things, the Executive Order (EO) established a Council of Governors, an “advisory panel” chosen by the President that will rubber-stamp long-sought-after Pentagon contingency plans to seize control of state National Guard forces in the event of a “national emergency.” 

According to the White House press release, the ten member, bipartisan Council was created “to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards.” 

“When appointed” the announcement continues, “the Council will be reviewing such matters as involving the National Guard of the various States; homeland defense; civil support; synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.” 

Clearly designed to weaken the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 which bars the use of the military for civilian law enforcement, EO 13528 is the latest in a series of maneuvers by previous administrations to wrest control of armed forces historically under the democratic control of elected state officials, and a modicum of public accountability.



Police State America: Important News You Should Read and Share

Seymour Hersh: ‘Executive Assassination Ring’ Reported Directly to Cheney Office – Alternet 3/11/09

VIDEO: Police State – The Militarization of the Police Force in the USA – Global Research 7/5/09

Police State USA? – Hermes Press 4/21/09

A police state unquestionably exists when:

1. Federal executive and legislative powers make domestic spying on US citizens legal

2. Federal and state political and police mechanisms:

* Steal elections

* Shut down media coverage after they steal an election

* Serve the central government instead of serving the citizens

* Enforce the policies of the central government instead of responding primarily to criminal misdeeds

* Spy on and intimidate citizens

All these conditions now exist in the United States!

Democracy, Consensus and Mass Awareness — It’s Not What You Think – Survival Acres 5/11/09

A useful rant.

RED ALERT: The Total Takeover Of America Enters Its Final Phase  – PrisonPlanet 6/29/09

Top 10 Ways to Know You’re Living in a Medical Police State – Natural News 5/27/09 

Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009 – Project Censored 2/19/09  

Obama: The Emperor’s Seven Signing Statements – Global Research 7/3/09

Obama Issues Signing Statement On War Spending Bill –  Huffington Post 6/27/09

On Friday, President Obama signed a new war spending bill into law, but “not without taking a page from his predecessor and ignoring a few elements in the legislation,” the Hill reports.

The Obama administration announced in the statement it would disregard provisions of the legislation that, among other things, would compel the Obama administration to pressure the World Bank to strengthen labor and environmental standards and require the Treasury department to report to Congress on the activities of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

U.S.- Canada Border Security and Military Integration  – Global Research 6/22/09

Air Force tests missile in launch from Calif coast – AP/Mercury News 6/29/09

Pentagon Deploys Experimental Missile Shield to Hawaii – Wired 6/20/09

First came the attempted launch in April. Then, last month, Pyongyang detonated a test nuclear device, which may or may not have worked as planned. Now the Norks are threatening to launch another Taepodong-2 missile, with a 4,000-mile range, towards Hawaii — and Gates is pulling out all the stops, to prepare for an intercept.

That means sending Army Terminal High-Altitude Air Defense missile systems, still in development, to the islands, and deploying the SBX radar. Joint Chiefs vice chairman General James Cartwright said he was “90-plus percent” sure the U.S. could intercept a Nork missile, in the unlikely event it overflew U.S. territory.

Pentagon Rebrands Protest as “Low-Level Terrorism” – AntiFascist Calling 6/18/09

DNA databases prelude to return of eugenics? – Global Research 6/8/09

Obama’s “Open Government” Project Censors Popular Proposal to “End Imperial Presidency” – Alternet 6/4/09

Obama promises to suspend Habeas Corpus – Boing Boing 5/22/09

Obama Administration Targets Environmental and Animal Rights Activists as Eco-Terrorists  – Global Research 6/5/09

Police State Study Ranks US As 6th Worst In The World  – PrisonPlanet 5/12/09

Obama’s Plan for Dictatorship, Americans’ Nightmare  – Global Research 5/23/09

Obama Demands Right to Recruit Minors for Military – Atheo News 4/27/09

Humboldt County, California voters passed measures F and J last November prohibiting military recruiters from initiating contact with minors. Now the Obama administration is demanding that the law be overturned. A court hearing is scheduled for June 9 in Oakland, California. The measures which passed by a large margin allow recruitment to occur if the minor initiates contact. Federal government lawyers claim “irreparable harm” if the laws stand.

Almost half of Georgia Republicans back secession – Raw Story 5/1/09

Crisis as a Means to Building a Global Totalitarian State – Global Research 4/23/09

Obama’s New World Order  – Global Research 4/10/09

Pentagon preps for economic warfare – Politico 4/9/09

The Pentagon sponsors a war game that examines how hostile nations might seek to cripple the U.S. economy.

The Costs of Empire: Can We Really Afford 1,000 Overseas Bases? – Alternet 3/10/09

US Justice Department memos: the specter of military dictatorship – Global Research 3/4/09

Cost of locking up Americans too high – Pew study – Reuters, UK 3/2/09

One in every 31 U.S. adults is in the corrections system, which includes jail, prison, probation and supervision, more than double the rate of a quarter century ago, according to a report released on Monday by the Pew Center on the States.

The study, which said the current rate compares to one in 77 in 1982, concluded that with declining resources, more emphasis should be put on community supervision, not jail or prison.

FBI use of Patriot Act authority spiked in ’08 – Raw Story 5/20/09

NYC rehearses for next terror attack; WTC ‘swarmed’ – Raw Story 5/17/09

Night chopper flights over L.A. are tied to military training – LA Times 6/26/09

Second 9/11 Envisaged by Homeland Security: Emergency Procedures in the Chicago Area – Global Research 4/13/09

Senate Rubber Stamps National Enslavement Bill - PrisonPlanet 3/24/09

Obama Defends Expansion Of Fed Powers  – CBS 6/23/09

President Obama defended his recent decision to give the Federal Reserve expanded oversight powers over the nation’s biggest financial institutions, during an exclusive interview with CBS’ The Early Show.  While his critics argue the Fed was partly responsible for letting reckless practices on Wall Street get out of control, the president disagreed.  “It wasn’t the Fed,” Mr. Obama said.

DOJ: AIPAC case witness was asked to ‘fake…suicide’ – Politico 6/23/09

Two people asked a Pentagon official cooperating with prosecutors in an investigation into the American Israel Public Affairs Committee to fake his own death to avoid testifying against two pro-Israel lobbyists charged in the case, according to the Justice Department.

Nafta Superhighway Returns From The Dead  – Global Research 7/4/09

House Passes the 1,200-page Climate Bill that Congress was Not Allowed to Read  – InfoWars 6/27/09

Objecting to the fact that 300 pages were added to the bill at 3 a.m., Minority leader John Boehner attempted a brief filibuster, giving time for colleagues and aides to scan the unread extra passages and present certain excerpts on the floor. Politico blasts his effort, reporting:

That wasn’t good enough for House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), who delayed the roll call vote by reading page-by-page through a 300-page managers’ amendment Democrats added at around 3 a.m. Friday. Boehner seemed to relish the hour-long stunt, picking out the bill’s most obscure language and then pontificating about what it might – or might not – mean.

Whose Country is it anyway? A political-economic oligarchy has taken over the United States of America – Global Research 7/3/09

George Carlin – “Who Really Controls America” – viaYouTube

Obama’s Czars “R” US! – Global Research 6/30/09

Real ID: A Real Warning on the Danger of Government – Campaign for Liberty

There was no reason to pass Real ID, and there is no reason to enact a replacement after state legislatures shot REAL ID to pieces. Nothing has happened since 2005 to make the government more trustworthy or to make liberty less valuable. It is vital that we never permit our rulers to treat all Americans like criminal suspects all the time. The government’s incompetence at protecting Americans must not be converted into a political entitlement to destroy all privacy.

US: Citizen or Consumer?  – Unobserver 7/3/09

A corporation is not a person. It is an abstraction: an organizational structure that feels no remorse and has no morality, no life, no soul. Yet the modern corporation – still just an arbitrary legal entity – enjoys the same rights as you or I. It has the right to free speech, to own property, to lobby government officials and protect against self-incrimination.

Michael Hudson’s Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of Imperial America – Dissident Voice 7/4/09

Harold Pinter to Obama. The US has supported every right wing military dictatorship in the World since World War II – Global Research 4/27/09

“The United States supported and in many cases engendered every right wing military dictatorship in the world after the end of the Second World War. I refer to Indonesia, Greece, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Haiti, Turkey, the Philippines, Guatemala, El Salvador, and, of course, Chile. The horror the United States inflicted upon Chile in 1973 can never be purged and can never be forgiven.

Hundreds of thousands of deaths took place throughout these countries. Did they take place? And are they in all cases attributable to US foreign policy? The answer is yes they did take place and they are attributable to American foreign policy. But you wouldn’t know it.”

“The True Story of the Bilderberg Group” and What They May Be Planning Now – Global Research 6/1/09

Bilderberg 2009 Intel Already Proving Accurate  – PrisonPlanet 6/24/09

2009 is not even half over, but it seems the forecasts made by both Estulin and Tucker based on their 2009 Bilderberg sources are already proving to be accurate. In a phone interview conducted as this year’s conference was getting underway in Greece, Daniel Estulin warned The Corbett Report that the powers that be were preparing to run up the stock market one final time in order to draw the masses back into investing before crashing the market. Now, a worrying new report suggests that this is precisely the case as corporate executives start ditching their stocks at a rate not seen in years.

FLASHBACK – Bush Seeks Immunity for Violating War Crimes Act – Common Dreams 9/23/06

Thirty-two years ago, President Gerald Ford created a political firestorm by pardoning former President Richard Nixon of all crimes he may have committed in Watergate — and lost his election as a result. Now, President Bush, to avoid a similar public outcry, is quietly trying to pardon himself of any crimes connected with the torture and mistreatment of U.S. detainees.

RICE MAKES RICHARD NIXON CLAIM: WHEN PRESIDENT AUTHORIZES IT, IT’S NOT ILLEGAL – Raw Story 4/30/09 

Exclusive: Inside The Pentagon’s Idea Factory – TPMuckraker 3/10/09

Rahm Emanuel’s Think Tankers Enforce ‘Message Discipline’ Among ‘Liberals’ – Common Dreams 4/10/09

Over the past several weeks, independent journalists and anti-war activists have tried to shine a spotlight on how groups like the Center for American Progress and MoveOn, which portrayed themselves as anti-war during the Bush-era, are now supporting the escalation and continuation of wars because their guy is now commander-in-chief. CAP has been actively pounding the pavement in support of the escalation in Afghanistan, the rebranding of the Iraq occupation and, more recently, Obama’s bloated military budget, which the group said was “on target.” MoveOn has been silent on the escalation in Afghanistan and has devoted substantial resources to promoting a federal budget that includes a $21 billion increase in military spending from the Bush-era.

27,000 Work in Pentagon PR and Recruiting – Wired 2/13/09

“This year, the Pentagon will employ 27,000 people just for recruitment, advertising and public relations — almost as many as the total 30,000-person work force in the State Department.”

Tale of the secret Army tape – Salon 4/9/09

After a soldier taped a psychologist saying he’d been pressured not to diagnose PTSD, the Army launched an investigation. Read the details of how the Army declared itself innocent.

The panopticon economy – San Antonio Current 6/24/09

America’s top spy agency has taken over the former Sony microchip plant and is transforming it into a new data-mining headquarters — oddly positioned directly across the street from a 24-hour Walmart — where billions of electronic communications will be sifted in the agency’s mission to identify terrorist threats.

 

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Fascism Watch: Martial Law, Checkpoints, Internment Camps – 7/11/09

Fascism Watch: Mercenaries, Violation of Posse Comitatus, and Police Corruption – 7/11/09

Fascism Watch: Second Amendment Threats, Mandatory Service Brigades – 7/11/09

Fascism Watch: Torture and other Atrocities, Rendition and Indefinite Detention – 7/10/09

Fascism Watch: Spying & Wiretapping News – 7/9/09

Police State America: What Are They Planning Next? – 3/10/09

American Fascism: Advances of the Police State – 3/10/09

FEMA & Martial Law – 3/11/09

Cops Gone Wild! – 3/10/09

Fighting Back Against Fascism: Are these tactics effective? – 3/10/09

The Technology of Fascism – 3/10/09



The Global War of Terror: Superpowers Prepare for WWIII and Clamp Down on Humanity

Those in control of the Earth’s resources use the same methods of repression and control on each continent.  We must stand in solidarity with one another, and focus on our commonalities rather than our differences, if we are to make true progress.

Collapsing the Economy in the Buildup to World War III: 11 of the Most Important Economic Events of the Last 11 Years  – Chyco 11/21/08

This is the first time I’ve been linked to this site.  This is a very well written article, and I’m still delving into the links.  I see myself spending quite a bit of time here in the future.

War, Waste, and Moneylenders: factoring social and economic instability into ecological catastrophe and the decline of western civilization – MongaBay 11/12/08

Pirates seize 7 ships in 12 days – USA Today 11/18/08

Blackwater expects big profits from high seas piracy – Raw Story 11/20/08

US: Nuke warfare ‘likely’ in coming decades – Raw Story 11/20/08

U.S. willing to discuss global financial governance – Reuters 10/17/08

“It does not make sense to “put into place regulations in Europe and the United States which are completely different. We should try to align them, and if possible not only in the United States and Europe but at the international level,” Verheugen said.  Verheugen is the EU co-chair of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC), a U.S.-EU government forum created two years ago with the goal of reducing regulatory barriers to trade between the world’s largest trading partners.” 

 

EUROPE

EU “plans to dump” milk, butter in Africa – Global Research 11/21/08

Mediterranean Union agrees on Headquarters, Arab-Israeli role – Global Research 11/19/08

From the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean. Militarization of Strategic Energy Corridor  – Global Research 11/16/08

IMF grants $16.5B loan to Ukraine, approves package for Hungary – USA Today 10/26/08

Exposed: far-right white nationalist party list at Wikileaks: British National Party membership and contacts list

Response from British and Australian newspapers.

Our haven for war criminals – Guardian, UK 11/8/08

Fears over covert DNA database – Financial Times, UK 11/17/08

Police will use new device to take fingerprints in street – Guardian UK 10/27/08

Defence chief will resist any US call to send more troops to Afghanistan – Guardian, UK 11/9/08

The head of the armed forces made it clear yesterday that he would oppose any request from Barack Obama to transfer British troops to Afghanistan from Iraq when they leave Basra next year.

Britain’s Big Brother: Government black boxes will ‘collect every email’ – Global Research 11/6/08

British commander in Afghanistan quits – Reuters 11/1/08 

MPs seek to censor the media - Independent, UK 11/10/08

Britain’s security agencies and police would be given unprecedented and legally binding powers to ban the media from reporting matters of national security, under proposals being discussed in Whitehall. 
The Intelligence and Security Committee, the parliamentary watchdog of the intelligence and security agencies which has a cross-party membership from both Houses, wants to press ministers to introduce legislation that would prevent news outlets from reporting stories deemed by the Government to be against the interests of national security.

Brown says time to build global society - Reuters 11/10/08

Ex-Italian President: Provocateur Riots Then “Beat The Shit Out Of Protesters” – PrisonPlanet 10/30/08

Cossiga says Italian government should “do what I did” under Operation GLADIO – infiltrate protest groups with agent provocateurs

Italy PM argues state secrecy in CIA kidnap trial - Reuters 11/17/08

The letter dealt a potential blow to Italian prosecutors who are trying seven Italians and 26 Americans — the latter in absentia — for the alleged 2003 kidnap.  They are accused of seizing a terrorism suspect, Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, in broad daylight on the streets of Milan and flying him to Egypt, where he says he was tortured and held for years without charge.

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev calls for Europe to freeze out US  – Telegraph, UK 10/8/08

Spain Rules Out More Troops to Afghanistan – Global Research 11/11/08

Sarkozy calls for halt to foreign ownership – Times UK 10/21/08

Operation Sarkozy: How the CIA planted one of its agents as President of the French Republic – WUFYS 11/13/08

Diaries of former spy chief Yves Betrand reveal secrets of French leaders – Telegraph, UK 10/9/08

The drug-taking habits, sexual appetites and even the face lifts of some of France’s most senior politicians have been revealed in eye-watering detail after the secret notes of an intelligence chief were leaked.

Paris to quadruple number of CCTV cameras  – Telegraph, UK 10/16/08

 

 

ASIA, RUSSIA, INDIA, PAKISTAN

IMF grants $16.5B loan to Ukraine, approves package for Hungary – USA Today 10/26/08

Chinese hackers stealing US secrets – Raw Story 11/20/08

China is aggressively developing its power to wage cyber warfare and is now in a position to delay or disrupt the deployment of America’s military forces around the world, potentially giving it the upper hand in any conflict

China’s hackers stealing US defence secrets, says congressional panel – Guardian, UK 11/20/08

No Beijing Bailout for Chinese Automakers – Business Week 11/20/08

China Is Attacking The U.S. – Yet We Still Fuel Their Economy. Why? – JustAnotherCoverup 11/21/08

China to become a major military power, and their attacks on the United States are escalating, now with dire consequences

China and Peru agree trade deal – BBC 11/19/08

Chinese hack into White House network – Financial Times, UK 11/7/08

Work stops: Chinese shut factories as economy slows – BBC 11/18/08

Fed Expands Swap-O-Rama to Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, Singapore – Implode Explode 10/30/08

South Korea to develop new high-tech battle uniform – Halo fans approve wholeheartedly – EnGadget 11/18/08

Russia gives territory to China – Herald Sun, Australia 10/14/08

Russia considers opening Black Sea Fleet base in Abkhazia – Global Research 11/18/08

Russia to build nuclear reactor for Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez – Guardian, UK 11/18/08

What really happened in South Ossetia? - BBC via There Are No Sunglasses 11/15/08

Russia set to buy `Hermes` drones from Israeli company… – Haaretz 11/15/08

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev calls for Europe to freeze out US  – Telegraph, UK 10/8/08

Obama versus Medvedev: Nuclear Standoff in New Europe – Global Research 11/9/08

Ukraine Hides its Role in the Caucasus War – Global Research 11/13/08

Putin wanted to ‘hang’ Georgian president ‘by the balls’ – Raw Story 11/15/08

George C. Wilson : Perils of Pakistan: Will It Prove to be Obama’s Cambodia? – CounterPunch 11/18/08

Pakistan and U.S. have tacit deal on airstrikes  – Washington Post / MSNBC 11/16/08

The United States and Pakistan reached tacit agreement in September on a don’t-ask-don’t-tell policy that allows unmanned Predator aircraft to attack suspected terrorist targets in rugged western Pakistan, according to senior officials in both countries. In recent months, the U.S. drones have fired missiles at Pakistani soil at an average rate of once every four or five days.

Extra UK troops ‘for Afghanistan’ – BBC 11/13/08

Russian Experimental Tanks – Metafilter 10/16/08

Footage (in Russian) of some concept tanks. Includes human tanks, hydrofoil tanks, rocket assisted tanks and many many more.

Russia warns on Georgia military – Raw Story 11/18/08

Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov on Tuesday warned Georgia that any efforts to strengthen its military would be punished more severely than during the countries’ brief August war.

Russia Warns of New Missile Deployment – NYTimes 11/5/08

US begins training Pakistani soldiers – Raw Story 10/23/08

Senate approves nuclear deal with India – CNN 10/1/08

The Senate approved a controversial nuclear deal with India on Wednesday, clearing the way for the United States to export nuclear know-how to India after a ban lasting decades.

GM Genocide, with video – Daily Mail, UK via Cryptogon 11/4/08

Wikileaks obtains 10 years of messages from Osama bin Laden - Wikileaks

“The nearly three hundred page, ‘official use only’ packet from 2004, translated by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service, a division of the CIA, includes interviews with bin Laden from various news agencies and also includes messages he sent directly to the US from the periods of 1994 to 2004. One message includes bin Laden’s denial of having anything to do with the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania.”

AFRICA

French Charge Rwandan Official in 1994 Presidential Assassination – Global Research 11/20/08

EU “plans to dump” milk, butter in Africa – Global Research 11/21/08

The “Northern Corridor Transport System”: Kenya and Rwanda join hands  – Global Research 11/21/08

Regional war fear as 50,000 homeless in Congo in two days - Times, UK 10/29/08

Drilling and Killing: Landmark Trial Against Chevron Begins Over its Role in the Niger Delta – Alternet 10/29/08

U.N. agency: 200,000 newly displaced in east Congo – USA Today 10/24/08

African free trade zone is agreed – BBC 10/22/08

Congo’s Poor Lose Last Possessions - Washington Post 11/15/08

 

 

NORTH AMERICA

Mexico: Interpol Official Involved with Narcotics Trafficking – CNN via Cryptogon 11/20/08

Interpol, which is based in France, announced Wednesday it is sending a team of investigators to Mexico to investigate the possibility that its communications systems and databases are not being used for legitimate law enforcement purposes. The prospect was raised after the arrest of the top official working with the agency in the country.

None of $400 million drug-war aid has reached Mexico yet – Houston Chronicle 11/14/08 

Fed Expands Swap-O-Rama to Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, Singapore – Implode Explode 10/30/08

China Is Attacking The U.S. – Yet We Still Fuel Their Economy. Why? – JustAnotherCoverup 11/21/08

China to become a major military power, and their attacks on the United States are escalating, now with dire consequences

China’s hackers stealing US defence secrets, says congressional panel – Guardian, UK 11/20/08

New Agreement Plans for Canadian Military in U.S., and U.S. Military in Canada – The Progressive 11/17/08

Chapter Eleven of NAFTA Remains a Threat to National Sovereignty – Global Research 10/22/08

Canada had role in torture of its nationals: probe – Raw Story 10/21/08

Canada firm on quitting Afghanistan by 2011 – Thaindian 11/10/08

Chinese hack into White House network – Financial Times, UK 11/7/08

  

MIDDLE EAST

Mediterranean Union agrees on Headquarters, Arab-Israeli role – Global Research 11/19/08

From the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean. Militarization of Strategic Energy Corridor  – Global Research 11/16/08

Israeli Air Force chief: We are ready to deal with Iran – Jerusalem Post 11/18/08

Extrajudicial Assassinations As Official Israeli Policy – Global Research 11/19/08

Abu Nidal, notorious Palestinian mercenary, ‘was a US spy’ - Independent, UK 10/25/08

UN suspends food distribution in Gaza after Israel refuses entry – Sydney Morning Herald, Australia 11/14/08

Chronic malnutrition in Gaza blamed on Israel – Independent, UK 11/15/08

The report says the heavy restrictions on all major sectors of Gaza’s economy, compounded by a cost of living increase of at least 40 per cent, is causing “progressive deterioration in food security for up to 70 per cent of Gaza’s population”. That in turn is forcing people to cut household expenditures down to “survival levels”.

Syria blames Israel for uranium traces – AP/Jerusalem Post 11/12/08

Did the Raid Into Syria Signal the Death of International Law? – Alternet 10/30/08

If standard U.S. military doctrine claims any country can be declared “criminal” and lose its sovereignty, the answer is yes.

US military stages raid in Syria- Raw Story 10/27/08

US forces hit alleged smuggling network; Syria calls action ‘terrorist.’

Syria: U.S. may face ‘painful’ measures over raid – Houston Chronicle 11/2/08

Bush’s Last Bullet: Why the US Attacked Syria  – Global Research 11/7/08

 

 

 

Energy Geopolitics: Iran, Turkey sign preliminary deal on gas transfer – Global Research 11/19/08

Ahmadinejad: any aggression against Iran to receive crushing response  – Xinhuanet, China 11/12/08

“Superficial changes in governments and administrations will have no effect on us,” Ahmadinejad said, referring implicitly to the recent results of U.S. presidential election.
 
 

LATIN AMERICA, CARIBBEAN

Venezuela’s Chavez plans alternative financial crisis summit – Global Research 11/18/08

Brazil, Argentina drop dollar for bilateral trade – Int’l Herald Tribune 9/7/08

Rio Group accepts Cuba; Group demands role in global economic order – Global Research 11/15/08

U.N. Condemns U.S. Embargo Of Cuba – Global Research 11/15/08

ECUADOR SAYS CIA INFILTRATED ITS MILITARY – Raw Story 10/31/08

Fed Expands Swap-O-Rama to Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, Singapore – Implode Explode 10/30/08

Caracas Journal: Venezuela Positions Itself as a Salon for the Left – NYTimes 11/10/08
Some 200 leftist thinkers from around the world convened in the capital for a few days to discuss transitions toward socialism.

An Hour with Bolivian President Evo Morales: “Neoliberalism Is No Solution for Humankind” – Democracy Now 11/18/08

Bolivian President Evo Morales joins us in the firehouse studio to discuss the election of Barack Obama, US-Bolivian relations, the global economic crisis and more. Morales is visiting the United States at a time when relations between the two countries are deteriorating. Last month, the Bush administration suspended long-term trade benefits with Bolivia over its alleged failure to cooperate in the “war on drugs.” Meanwhile, Morales has given the Drug Enforcement Administration three months to leave Bolivia. He accused DEA agents of violating Bolivian sovereignty and encouraging the drug trade.

Ecuador warning on debt payments – Financial Times, UK 11/16/08

Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s leftwing president, has heightened fears that the Andean nation will default on parts of its $10bn foreign debt, saying an internal audit due this week will determine if the debt is “illegitimate”

Plane to monitor Brazilian tribes – BBC 11/19/08

Brazil is to use a plane equipped with body-heat sensors to monitor uncontacted Indian tribes in the Amazon.

Grenada, 25 Years after the U.S. invasion – The Progressive 10/22/08

Twenty-five years ago this week, President Reagan invaded Grenada. He said it was to protect U.S. national security, though the Caribbean island posed no threat.

Targeting Aristide in Exile – Global Research 11/5/08 



The Global War of Terror: US Plans for Global Dominance

“You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.”  – Jeannette Rankin

Collapsing the Economy in the Buildup to World War III: 11 of the Most Important Economic Events of the Last 11 Years  – Chyco 11/21/08

This is the first time I’ve been linked to this site.  This is a very well written article, and I’m still delving into the links.  I see myself spending quite a bit of time here in the future. (Link fixed)

Debunked: Ten Conservative Myths About National Security - OurFuture.org 9/12/08

Will International Law Reach Bush? – Consortium News 9/21/08

The Prosecution for War Crimes of President Bush – Global Research 10/13/08

Democrats Cover Up Bush Era War Crimes – Global Research  11/18/08

A New Bretton Woods - Global Research 10/30/08

Bretton Woods II – A Roadmap – Merk Mutual Funds 11/11/08

New World Order: How Bretton Woods reshaped the world economy – BBC 11/14/08

What If US Collapses? Soviet Collapse Lessons Every American Needs To Know  – Madconomist 6/1/08

Bill Moyers Interviews former US Army Col. Andrew Bacevich – PBS 9/26/08

Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life

Fading American economic and military dominance: Lesser US role foreseen in 2025 – Global Research 11/20/08

FEMA  Executive Orders – The Forbidden Knowledge

 

OBAMA

The Foreign Policy of an Obama Administration – Global Research 11/12/08

Obama ‘to honour’ missile plans – BBC 11/8/08

US President-elect Barack Obama will go ahead with plans to build part of a missile defence system in Poland, Warsaw says

Obama versus Medvedev: Nuclear Standoff in New Europe – Global Research 11/9/08 

 

MOVES TO SOLIDIFY THE NORTH AMERICAN UNION

Canada seeks climate pact with USA – USA Today 11/6/08

New Agreement Plans for Canadian Military in U.S., and U.S. Military in Canada – The Progressive 11/17/08

“Defending the Homeland”, Major Counterterrorism Exercises: What Is NorthCom Up To? – Global Research 11/16/08

Chapter Eleven of NAFTA Remains a Threat to National Sovereignty – Global Research 10/22/08 

U.S.-Canada Military Plan Could Place Troops in Each Other’s Country – The Progressive 11/17/08

U.S. Missile Shield Destined for the Dustbin? – Global Research 11/18/08

 

US INTERVENTION IN OTHER COUNTRIES

Washington secretly authorized military raids on 20 countries since 2004 – Global Research 11/13/08

Secret Order Lets U.S. Raid Al Qaeda in Many Countries  – Global Research 11/11/08

The US Has 761 Military Bases Across the Planet, and We Simply Never Talk About It - Alternet 9/8/08

U.S. anti-terror covert ops – Global Research  11/18/08

Suit Charges U.S. Using Other Countries To Indefinitely Hold Terror Suspects – TP Muckraker 11/18/08

The ACLU is today filing a suit alleging that the Bush administration has asked other countries to hold terror suspects whom the U.S. lacks the evidence to charge.

Water the ‘new oil’ for US Army – Raw Story 10/8/08

Report: U.S. conducted secret ops in Pakistan, Syria – USA Today 11/9/08

Bush’s Last Bullet: Why the US Attacked Syria  – Global Research 11/7/08

Did the Raid Into Syria Signal the Death of International Law? – Alternet 10/30/08

If standard U.S. military doctrine claims any country can be declared “criminal” and lose its sovereignty, the answer is yes.

US military stages raid in Syria- Raw Story 10/27/08

US forces hit alleged smuggling network; Syria calls action ‘terrorist.’

U.S. Is Resupplying Lebanon’s Military – NYTimes 10/25/08

ECUADOR SAYS CIA INFILTRATED ITS MILITARY – Raw Story 10/31/08

Joint So. Korea, US military exercise – Raw Story 10/29/08

Abu Nidal, notorious Palestinian mercenary, ‘was a US spy’ - Independent, UK 10/25/08

US begins training Pakistani soldiers – Raw Story 10/23/08

Did the Secretary of Defense Threaten Russia and China? – Global Research 10/29/08

George C. Wilson : Perils of Pakistan: Will It Prove to be Obama’s Cambodia? – CounterPunch 11/18/08

Pakistan The Next US Target – Pakistan Daily via Uruknet 11/17/08

Italy PM argues state secrecy in CIA kidnap trial - Reuters 11/17/08

The letter dealt a potential blow to Italian prosecutors who are trying seven Italians and 26 Americans — the latter in absentia — for the alleged 2003 kidnap.  They are accused of seizing a terrorism suspect, Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, in broad daylight on the streets of Milan and flying him to Egypt, where he says he was tortured and held for years without charge. 

US ‘abandoned’ nuke in Greenland – Raw Story 11/10/08

The United States abandoned a nuclear weapon beneath the ice in northern Greenland following a crash in 1968, a BBC investigation has found.

US nuke sub surprises Japanese port – Raw Story 11/10/08

Japan has protested to the United States after a U.S. nuclear submarine made an unannounced visit to one of its ports Monday.

 

US EMPIRE & MILITARY STRATEGY

RAND Lobbies Pentagon: Start War To Save U.S. Economy  – PrisonPlanet 10/30/08

“According to reports out of top Chinese mainstream news outlets, the RAND Corporation recently presented a shocking proposal to the Pentagon in which it lobbied for a war to be started with a major foreign power in an attempt to stimulate the American economy and prevent a recession.”…”Reportedly, the RAND proposal brazenly urged that a new war could be launched to benefit the economy, but stressed that the target country would have to be a major influential power, and not a smaller country on the scale of Afghanistan or Iraq.”

US defense secretary expands pre-emptive war doctrine to include nuclear strikes – WSWS 10/30/08  

Bill and Kathleen Christison : The Making of Recent U.S. Middle East Policies: a New Study of Neocon Influence – CounterPunch 9/20/08

War and the Financial Crisis: Global Research’s Top 100 Stories – Global Research 10/6/08

Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit – Global Research 10/3/08

How to Train Death Squads and Quash Revolutions from San Salvador to Iraq – Global Research 10/8/08

Wikileaks has released a sensitive 219 page US military counterinsurgency manual. The manual, Foreign Internal Defense Tactics Techniques and Procedures for Special Forces (1994, 2004), may be critically described as “what we learned about running death squads and propping up corrupt government in Latin America and how to apply it to other places”. Its contents are both history defining for Latin America and, given the continued role of US Special Forces in the suppression of insurgencies, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, history making. 

Arno J. Mayer : The US Empire will Survive Bush – CounterPunch 10/29/08

“A Second 9/11″: An Integral Part of US Military Doctrine  – Global Research 10/31/08

Timeline of US Policy Disasters. – Global Research 9/29/08

Howard Zinn: American Empire Is ‘Crumbling’ – Alternet 9/11/08

Conn Hallinan : The Return of U. S. Death Squads – CounterPunch 9/10/08

Empire and Imperialism and the USA – Global Research 9/8/08

Military or Market-Driven Empire Building: 1950-2008  – Global Research 4/29/08

American Culture and the Demise of Empire – Global Research 5/1/08 

 

US WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY

The Army’s Totally Serious Mind-Control Project  – Time 9/14/08 

Hiroshima: The Lost Photographs  – Design Observer

In a dispassionate and scientific style, the seven hundred and one photographs inside the suitcase catalogued a city seared by a new form of warfare. The origin and purpose of the photographs were a mystery to the man who found them that night. Now, over sixty years after the bombing of Hiroshima, their story can be told.

Horror Of US Depleted Uranium In Iraq Threatens World  – Rense 4/29/05

The New Technology of Repression – Consortium News 10/30/08

Seven Close Calls in the Nuclear Age – Mental Floss 10/24/08

The Threat of Nuclear War Grows – Global Research 11/4/08

An offer they couldn’t refuse: The CIA & Hollywood – Guardian, UK 11/14/08

The CIA is often credited with ‘advice’ on Hollywood films, but no one is truly sure about the extent of its shadowy involvement.

Big Brother: Radio frequency (RF) “Geolocation” of “Opponents” of the New World Order – Global Research 10/20/08

DARPA: Advanced video spying? – Raw Story 10/20/08

Real-time streaming video of Iraqi and Afghan battle areas taken from above.

Submersible airplane, another DARPA ‘gotta have’ – CNet 10/9/08

DARPA’s “Gandalf” project aims to hone in on cellphones and track ‘em – EnGadget 10/8/08

DARPA contract sets its sights on autonomous, gear carrying robots – EnGadget 10/29/08

Bush Administration Committed War Crimes Against Prisoners, Reveals Physicians for Human Rights  – PrisonPlanet 11/4/08

Rape, Torture and Humiliation in Women’s Prisons: A Global State of Crisis – Alternet 9/23/08

Incarceration Nation: The Rise of a Prison-Industrial Complex – Dissident Voice 11/8/08

US: The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America – CorpWatch 10/14/08

US issues deadly robot choppers – Raw Story 11/11/08

 

PRISON CAMP UPDATES

Stephen Soldz : Guantánamo’s SERE Standard Operating Procedures – CounterPunch 10/13/08

Confessions of a former Guantánamo prosecutor – Salon 10/23/08

The inside story of a military lawyer who discovered stunning injustice at the heart of the Bush administration’s military commissions.

In Stunning Ruling, D.C. Judge Orders Release of Five Gitmo Prisoners – Alternet 11/20/08

Guantanamo prosecutor steps down – BBC 9/25/08

A US military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay has resigned over what defence lawyers say is a row over ethical concerns.

    



Recent Advances of the American Police State

MUST READ ARTICLES

Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009 – ProjectCensored.org

War, Waste, and Moneylenders: factoring social and economic instability into ecological catastrophe and the decline of western civilization – MongaBay 11/12/08

Democrats Cover Up Bush Era War Crimes – Global Research  11/18/08

New Agreement Plans for Canadian Military in U.S., and U.S. Military in Canada – The Progressive 11/17/08 

Debunked: Ten Conservative Myths About National Security - OurFuture.org 9/12/08

RAND Lobbies Pentagon: Start War To Save U.S. Economy  – PrisonPlanet 10/30/08

“According to reports out of top Chinese mainstream news outlets, the RAND Corporation recently presented a shocking proposal to the Pentagon in which it lobbied for a war to be started with a major foreign power in an attempt to stimulate the American economy and prevent a recession.”…”Reportedly, the RAND proposal brazenly urged that a new war could be launched to benefit the economy, but stressed that the target country would have to be a major influential power, and not a smaller country on the scale of Afghanistan or Iraq.”

US defense secretary expands pre-emptive war doctrine to include nuclear strikes – WSWS 10/30/08

100 items to disappear first in a crisis – The Power Hour

The Threat of Nuclear War Grows – Global Research 11/4/08

Censorship in the Western Media: What they Don’t Want You to Know – Global Research 11/5/08

FEMA  Executive Orders – The Forbidden Knowledge

 

ADVANCEMENTS OF THE POLICE STATE – US TROOPS ON US SOIL

Three states subjected to ‘martial law sweeps’ – InfoWars 4/18/08

Two More U.S. Military Units Assigned For Homeland Security  – PrisonPlanet 11/4/08

What Is NorthCom Up To? – Progressive 11/13/08

This week and into next, NorthCom and NORAD are conducting a joint exercise called “Vigilant Shield ’09.” 

Elite combat brigade for homeland security missions raises ire of ACLU – Colorado Independent 11/4/08

“In the next three years the military plans to activate and train an estimated 4,700 service members for specialized domestic operations, according to Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, commander of U.S. Northern Command, which was created in 2002 for homeland defense missions,” reports the Colorado Independent.
This was originally forbidden by what’s known by the Posse Comitatus Act, which maintained separations between police and military.  This division was ended by the ‘John Warner Defense Authorization Act’ in 2006.  Then, it was repealed in the National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year of 2008.  However, Bush issued a signing statement saying he didn’t feel bound by the repeal.

“Defending the Homeland”, Major Counterterrorism Exercises: What Is NorthCom Up To? – Global Research 11/16/08

Lou Dobbs: Major Public Concerns Of Martial Law In The U.S. & Army Denies Claims - YouTube 10/25/08

 

ADVANCEMENTS OF THE POLICE STATE – CHECKPOINTS AND UNLAWFUL DETENTION, DISARMAMENT, AND TORTURE

Three states subjected to ‘martial law sweeps’ – InfoWars 4/18/08

Texas eyes driver’s license checkpoints  – Raw Story 11/12/08

Lawmakers say move would be unauthorized immigration policymaking.

Taser creates crowd control weapon – BlogTown 10/7/08

Sheriff begins taking away concealed weapons permits - Orange County (CA) Register 10/9/08

Chicago police torture probe widens – Raw Story 10/25/08

The War on Pot Is a War on Young People – Alternet 10/17/08

America: The World’s Worst Prison State - Statistics – LibertyForLife

Court refuses to end DC checkpoints – Raw Story 10/31/08

EXCLUSIVE: NUMBER OF JUVENILES HELD AT GITMO ALMOST DOUBLE OFFICIAL PENTAGON FIGURE – Raw Story 11/21/08

Benjamin G. Davis : Ending Torture; Prosecuting the Torturers – CounterPunch 11/20/08  

Bush Administration Committed War Crimes Against Prisoners, Reveals Physicians for Human Rights  – PrisonPlanet 11/4/08

JUDGE: BUSH ADM. CAN WITHHOLD TORTURE DOCS – Raw Story 10/29/08

The New Technology of Repression – Consortium News 10/30/08

NRA to settle suit over Katrina gun seizures – AP/Yahoo 10/8/08

Families of the Victims Tortured by Chicago Detectives Rejoice at First Arrest – Alternet 10/27/08

A 25-year fight to bring Jon Burge and detectives who tortured at least 150 black men into confession to justice reaches a crucial stage.

Liddy advises listeners: “[N]o matter what law they pass, do not — repeat, not — ever register any of your firearms” – Media Matters 11/14/08

On the November 13 edition of his nationally syndicated radio program, G. Gordon Liddy repeatedly advised people not to register their firearms, saying: “The first thing you do is, no matter what law they pass, do not — repeat, not — ever register any of your firearms.”

Scan of WWII US internment camp for Japanese Americans – Boing Boing 11/12/08

Aquila was a yearbook for Japanese American high school students interned in a camp during WWII. The University of California has scans of two editions.  

SPYING & SURVEILLANCE

Pointing the US Surveillance Apparatus at the American People – Global Research 11/1/08

Main Core: New Evidence Reveals Top Secret Government Database Used in Bush Spy Program – Democracy Now 7/25/08

Feds can track cellular phones without telecoms’ help  – Raw Story 11/17/08

Space-Based Domestic Spying: Kicking Civil Liberties to the Curb – Global Research 11/9/08

TSA “behavior detection” is wrong more than 99 percent of the time – Boing Boing 11/17/08

Are You a ‘Violent Extremist’? FBI’s Analytical Lexicon Lowers the Bar  – AntiFascist Calling 10/31/08

We are all suspects.

 

 

 

Cameras to fight terrorism in NY – Raw Story 11/19/08 

New York Police Fight U.S. Over Eavesdropping – NYTimes 11/19/08 

 

OTHER FASCIST MOVES

Theater of War: Portrait of a Homeland Security State [Photo Slideshow Included] – Alternet 11/22/08

A disturbing collections of photographs that illustrate the grip of fierce nationalism that is a primary indicator of a fascist state.

Could Bush Invoke Executive Privilege After Leaving Office? – TPMuckraker 11/13/08 

 

 

 

Unsettling Signs: Buzzwords, Politics and US Elections  – Global Research 11/14/08

Court Rules Against White House in Missing E-Mails Case – IntelDaily 11/12/08

Military investigates amnesia beams – Raw Story 10/31/08




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