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Update on Haiti: Disorganized and Ineffective Relief Efforts and Reasons for Military Occupation

The Haitian Disaster in a Historical Context

The Militarisation of Aid to Haiti: Selected Articles

HAARP Low Frequency Signals Recorded Before Haiti Quake

Media Disinformation regarding Emergency Relief in Haiti

Oil in Haiti: Reasons for the US Occupation

Haiti’s Oil, Gold & Iridium Resources Explains the Post Earthquake Occupation/Invasion

Crowds seeking aid in Haiti met with pepper spray and rubber bullets

The Militarization of Emergency Aid to Haiti: Is it a Humanitarian Operation or an Invasion?

Nine Latin American and Caribbean Countries Meet on Rebuilding Quake-hit Haiti

Chavez writes off Haiti’s oil debt to Venezuela

ALBA Countries Allocate $120 Million in Aid to Haiti

The Destabilization of Haiti: Anatomy of a Military Coup d’Etat

The US Navy has anchored one of its secret prisons in Haitian waters

US Mercenaries Set Sights on Haiti

US Security Company Offers to Perform “High Threat Terminations” and to Confront “Worker Unrest” in Haiti

Cost Dispute Halts Airlift of Injured Haiti Quake Victims

The United States has suspended its evacuations of critically injured Haitians until a dispute over who will pay for their care in Florida and other states is settled.

Toxic Wastes and Haiti

What the TV doesn’t tell us about Haiti

The world’s TV is showing, as we might expect, a false picture of reality. In the case of Haiti, this is all the more outrageous given the circumstances. With barely disguised racism they paint the picture of a people who are suffering but “ignorant” and “barbarous”, incapable of “keeping order” by themselves after the earthquake, necessitating a renewed colonial occupation, with a fresh US invasion.

Of course, no-one mentions the two-hundred-year sentence capitalism and imperialism imposed on the Haitian people for having carried out the only successful slaves’ social revolution in history. Still less do they tell us about recent events, like the significant workers’, students’ and peasants’ struggles against colonial occupation and Preval’s puppet government which developed in 2009.

Tree by Tree: Reforesting Haiti

 

PREVIOUSLY: 1/22/10 – Haiti Update: The News That’s Not On Your TV



News Round-Up: American Imperialism Around the World

US Military Actions Overseas: 1798 – 2008  – compiled by Congressional Research Service for Congress, 2009

With the infrequent exception of year off now and again, we have been at war continuously since 1798.

Timelines 2000-2010: US, Europe, Latin America, Africa & Asia

A History of CIA Atrocities  

World’s Sole Military Superpower’s 2 Million-Troop, $1 Trillion Wars

 In his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech on December 10 the president of the United States appropriated for his country the title of “the world’s sole military superpower” and for himself “the Commander-in-Chief of the military of a nation in the midst of two wars.”

This may well have been the first time that an American – and of course any – head of state in history boasted of his nation being the only uncontested military power on the planet and unquestionably the only time a Nobel Peace Prize recipient identified himself as presiding over not only a war but two wars simultaneously.

Congress Approves $636.3 Billion for Defense in Fiscal 2010

Mercenaries and Assassins: The Real Face of Obama’s “Good War”

Stunning Statistics About the War Every American Should Know

Contrary to popular belief, the US actually has 189,000 personnel on the ground in Afghanistan right now—and that number is quickly rising.

A hearing in Sen. Claire McCaskill’s Contract Oversight subcommittee on contracting in Afghanistan has highlighted some important statistics that provide a window into the extent to which the Obama administration has picked up the Bush-era war privatization baton and sprinted with it. Overall, contractors now comprise a whopping 69% of the Department of Defense’s total workforce, “the highest ratio of contractors to military personnel in US history.” That’s not in one war zone—that’s the Pentagon in its entirety.

Blowback From America’s Mercenary Army–Ret. Generals Make More Than Gates

America’s Faltering Military/Mercenary Army

Kucinich: The War Is a Threat to Our National Security

“The war is a threat to our national security. We’ll spend over one $100 billion next year to bomb a nation of poor people while we reenergize the Taliban, destabilize Pakistan, deplete our army and put more of our soldiers’ lives on the line. Meanwhile, back here in the USA, 15 million people are out of work. People are losing their jobs, their health care, their savings, their investments, and their retirement security. $13 trillion in bailouts for Wall Street, trillions for war; when are we going to start taking care of things here at home?”

Ron Paul: Obama Is Preparing for Perpetual War

Demoralization, Destabilization, Insurgency, Normalization  

23 CIA Agents Convicted in Rendition Case  

Short Video About UAV Combat Operations

Fake Al Qaeda

“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US . . .” — Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook

AFRICOM and America’s Global Military Agenda: Taking The Helm Of The Entire World

US “sinister” plans in Latin America

Obama Is Preparing for War in South America

“Nobel Peace Prize Winner Barack Obama, is Preparing for War in South America”; Interview with Eva Golinger

 “The first and foremost important achievement during the Chávez administration is the 1999 Constitution, which, although not written nor decreed by Chávez himself, was created through his vision of change for Venezuela. The 1999 Constitution was, in fact, drafted – written – by the people of Venezuela in one of the most participatory examples of nation building, and then was ratified through popular national referendum by 75% of Venezuelans.

CIA ran at least two secret prisons in Lithuania, inquiry confirms

CIA Secret ‘Torture’ Prison Found at Fancy Horseback Riding Academy

The CIA built one of its secret European prisons inside an exclusive riding academy outside Vilnius, Lithuania, a current Lithuanian government official and a former U.S. intelligence official told ABC News this week.

Where affluent Lithuanians once rode show horses and sipped coffee at a café, the CIA installed a concrete structure where it could use harsh tactics to interrogate up to eight suspected al-Qaeda terrorists at a time. A full report on the can be seen on ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson tonight.

India: Was Mumbai suspect a double agent for US?

 The Indian press is abuzz with news that Indian Home Ministry officials are investigating whether a terror suspect in the Mumbai attacks, David Headley from Chicago, was working as a ‘double agent’ with the US.

If “Al Qaida” Existed Would They Waste American Sleeper Cells Attacking India?

‘Headley was no low-level operative’

 The extensive use of terrorist tradecraft by Pakistani American terror suspect David Headley makes it evident that he “was not merely a low-level cannon fodder-type operative”, according to US strategic think tank Stratfor.

Mumbai Attackers Await Identification in J.J.Hospital Morgue

A long article about the Mumbai terrorist attacks of November 26th, 2008

Officials: Mysterious ‘Country A’ In Nozette Spy Case Is India  

Nozette Intrigue Grows: Spy Suspect Recently Cooperated With Feds In Separate Criminal Probe

Agent Orange Continues to Poison New Generations in Vietnam

Obama’s Bioweapons Program

RELATED:

News Round-up: American Imperialism in AfPak Region

News Round-Up: American Imperialism in the Middle East



News Round-Up: American Imperialism in the Middle East

Obama Ordered U.S. Military Strike on Yemen Terrorists

Iran Had a Democracy Before We Took It Away

US to ’simulate’ technically impossible attack by Iran

Obama told China: I can’t stop Israel strike on Iran indefinitely

U.S. President Barack Obama has warned his Chinese counterpart that the United States would not be able to keep Israel from attacking Iranian nuclear installations for much longer, senior officials in Jerusalem told Haaretz.

They said Obama warned President Hu Jintao during the American’s visit to Beijing a month ago as part of the U.S. attempt to convince the Chinese to support strict sanctions on Tehran if it does not accept Western proposals for its nuclear program.

OBAMA: CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO IRAN

Fake Al Qaeda

“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US . . .” — Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook

Airforce gets new 30,000 pound bomb for Iran

Toxic munitions cause of baby deaths and deformities in Fallujah

Iraq inquiry: Blair told Bush he was willing to join, 11 months before war

Iraq report: Secret papers reveal blunders and concealment

On the eve of the Chilcot inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the 2003 invasion and its aftermath, The Sunday Telegraph has obtained hundreds of pages of secret Government reports on “lessons learnt” which shed new light on “significant shortcomings” at all levels.

They include full transcripts of extraordinarily frank classified interviews in which British Army commanders vent their frustration and anger with ministers and Whitehall officials.

Leaked documents reveal No 10 cover-up over Iraq invasion

 Military commanders are expected to tell the inquiry into the Iraq war, which opens on Tuesday, that the invasion was ill-conceived and that preparations were sabotaged by Tony Blair’s government’s attempts to mislead the public.

They were so shocked by the lack of preparation for the aftermath of the invasion that they believe members of the British and US governments at the time could be prosecuted for war crimes by breaching the duty outlined in the Geneva convention to safeguard civilians in a conflict, the Guardian has been told.

Officials knew WMD evidence was tainted

Study: Bushies Lied 935 Times to Sell Iraq Invasion

Tony Blair admits: I would have invaded Iraq anyway

 Tony Blair has said he would have invaded Iraq even without evidence of weapons of mass destruction and would have found a way to justify the war to parliament and the public.

The former prime minister made the confession during an interview with Fern Britton, to be broadcast on Sunday on BBC1, in which he said he would still have thought it right to remove Saddam Hussein from power.

“If you had known then that there were no WMDs, would you still have gone on?” Blair was asked. He replied: “I would still have thought it right to remove him [Saddam Hussein]”.

Iraqi cab driver was source for Iraq WMD claim, British MP says

Indiana soldier is first to die of toxic exposure in Iraq

If Lt. Col. Jim Gentry and his doctors were right about the cause of his cancer, the Indiana National Guard officer didn’t die for his country — he died for defense contractor KBR.

Gentry’s death from lung cancer last week is being recorded as the US’s first fatality from exposure to a cancer-causing toxin in Iraq, according to the Evansville, Indiana, Courier & Press.

In 2003, Gentry commanded a 600-strong force providing security for KBR’s refittal of the Qarmat Ali water-pumping plant, which provided water needed for oil extraction. Gentry and others claim that during that time they were exposed to hexavalent chromium, a cancer-causing toxin that the Iraqis who had built the plant had used as anti-corrosive material.

In a lawsuit filed last year, Gentry and 15 other plaintiffs said KBR, at the time a subsidiary of Halliburton, was aware that soldiers and civilian contractors were being exposed to hexavalent chromium months before they told the people working at the site.

Researchers have linked hexavalent chromium to lung cancer and leukemia, as well as a variety of liver and kidney problems. It’s the same compound that poisoned residents of Hinkley, California, in a case that was made famous by the movie Erin Brockovich.

RELATED:

News Round-Up: American Imperialism Around the World

News Round-up: American Imperialism in AfPak Region



News Round-up: American Imperialism in AfPak Region

Fascist US policy in Afghanistan: 50-to-1 ratio of money to kill versus money to help Afghans

 The United Nations reports Afghanistan as the world’s most dangerous place for a child to be born. One out of four children die before their fifth birthday; 70% of the population do not have access to clean water.

US mounted secret Pakistan raids in hunt for al-Qaida

Selective Counterterrorism in Pakistan

Beyond Afghanistan: A Time to Break Silence

Afghanistan: Troops Guarding the Poppy Fields

US: Up to 56,000 more contractors likely for Afghanistan

The surge of 30,000 U.S. troops into Afghanistan could be accompanied by a surge of up to 56,000 contractors, vastly expanding the presence of personnel from the U.S. private sector in a war zone, according to a study by the Congressional Research Service.

Kucinich: Resolutions to End Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Roads were safer in Afghanistan under the Taliban, British general admits

As Obama Sends More Troops, Giant Shadow Army Of Contractors Set To Grow In Afghanistan

President Obama’s Secret: Only 100 Al Qaeda Now in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s bravest woman calls on US to leave

Soviet lessons from Afghanistan

ARE BLACKWATER MERCENARIES RESPONSIBLE FOR FALSE FLAG BOMBINGS IN ORDER TO UNLEASH CIVIL WAR IN PAKISTAN?

How ISAF Sought to Play Down the German Air Strike

Hectic video conferences and a flurry of telephone calls marked the day that followed the German air strike in Afghanistan on Sept. 4. SPIEGEL has obtained transcripts and classifed documents that provide a glimpse into how German and NATO officials sought to limit the damage to their reputations.

Blackwater Guards Tied to Secret C.I.A. Raids

CIA admits Blackwater presence in Pakistan

 Despite repeated denials, the CIA has now confirmed that US security contractor Xe Services, formerly known as Blackwater, has been operating in Pakistan.  CIA spokesman George Little said that agency Director Leon Panetta has terminated a contract with Xe services that allowed the company’s employees to load bombs on CIA drones at secret airfields in Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Although the spokesman denied that Blackwater was currently involved in CIA operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, his comments, contradicted past US assertions that the company does not operate in Pakistan. 

Other than the US administration, the Pakistani government and Xe itself had denied that the company was operating in Pakistan.  Little did say, however, that the contractor still provides so-called security or support assistance to the US intelligence agency in the two countries. He did not elaborate further on exactly what that role involves.

Blackwater’s Secret War in Pakistan

The Weapons Used In Iraq – Afghanistan Have Far Reaching Effects

We have seen the terrible consequences to human life and the environment that has been caused by weapons that contain uranium components. Genetically speaking the US and UK have destroyed the DNA of the Iraqi people as well as causing catastrophic effects on the environment.

Presidents and Prime Ministers really have a lot to answer for when they started the wars in the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza and now Pakistan. We are now seeing their continued aggression and intimidation against Iran and North Korea and one wonders that they have up their sleeve.

What we the public do not understand is that these very acts alone and the weapons being used are creating a mass genocide of millions of people around the world.

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News Round-Up: American Imperialism Around the World

News Round-Up: American Imperialism in the Middle East



Hardin, Montana And American Private Police Force

APF Plan To Run Hardin Jail Terminated, Arrest Of Hilton Possible – Prison Planet 10/10/09

Early Agreement Said APPF Would Provide Hardin With Police Force For $250K – TPM Muckraker 10/9/09

Anonymous APPF ‘Investor’ Comes Forward, Claims Jail Project Still Alive – TPM Muckraker 10/8/09

APF Investor Speaks – Prison Planet 10/8/09

Anonymous APPF ‘Investor’ Comes Forward, Claims Jail Project Still Alive – TPM Muckraker 10/8/09

APF Investor Speaks – Prison Planet 10/8/09

Hardin, Montana May be Staging Area for United Nations Civilian Police – Prison Planet 10/7/09

The Tragedy Of Becky Shay: Beleaguered APPF Spox Presses On – TPM Muckraker 10/7/09

Michael Hilton Scam Victims – Prison Planet 10/7/09

The Tragedy Of Becky Shay: Beleaguered APPF Spox Presses On – TPM Muckraker 10/7/09

APF Plan To Boss Hardin Detention Facility Put On Hold – Prison Planet 10/6/09

APF frontman loses credibility in Hardin – Prison Planet 10/6/09

APPF Was Handed Keys To Hardin Jail Before Deal With Town Was Sealed – TPM Muckraker 10/6/09

Did Hardin Official Benefit Personally From APPF Deal? – TPM Muckraker 10/6/09

Hardin To Create Own Police Force — But Pledges Not To Hire APPF – TPM Muckraker 10/6/09

Did Hardin Official Benefit Personally From APPF Deal? – TPM Muckraker 10/6/09

Hilton told to be in court – Prison Planet 10/6/09

APF frontman loses credibility in Hardin – Prison Planet 10/6/09

APF Plan To Boss Hardin Detention Facility Put On Hold – Prison Planet 10/6/09

APPF Was Handed Keys To Hardin Jail Before Deal With Town Was Sealed – TPM Muckraker 10/6/09

APF Changes Name, Logo & Website To “Diffuse Tension” – Prison Planet 10/5/09

APPF Lawyer Who Said Info Would ‘Gradually Be More Clear’ Quits – TPM Muckraker 10/5/09

APPF’s Dubious Story Gets Even More Dubious – TPM Muckraker 10/6/09

Hardin Official: Unnamed But ‘Highly Qualified’ APPF Director Of Ops In Afghanistan Right Now – TPM Muckraker 10/6/09

APF Spokeswoman Breaks Down During Press Conference – Prison Planet 10/3/09

Investigation Could Sink American Police Force – Prison Planet 10/2/09

APF Reaction to Leader’s Criminal Past – Prison Planet 10/2/09

Martial Law Is Their Business – and Business Sure Is Swell – Prison Planet 10/2/09

Hardin, Are You Really That Hard Up? – Prison Planet 10/2/09

APF: License? We Don’t Need No Stinking License! – Prison Planet 10/2/09

American Police Force: Web Sites Offer Hints About Jail Company – Cryptogon 10/1/09

Calif. jail entrepreneur has checkered past – AP / Google 10/1/09

As for Hilton’s military expertise, including his claim to have advised forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, those interviewed knew of no such feats. Instead, Hilton was described alternately by those who know him as an arts dealer, cook, restaurant owner, land developer, loan broker and car salesman — always with a moneymaking scheme in the works.

APF Refuses To Divulge Parent Company Amidst Blackwater Accusations – Prison Planet 10/1/09

Blackwater Claims APF Illegally Using Logos, Material – Prison Planet 10/1/09

American Police Force Offers Fugitive Tracking, Covert Pregnancy Testing’ and More! – TPMuckraker 10/1/09

American Police Force Leader’s Long Criminal Record – TPMuckraker 10/1/09

Officials: “There Are No Commandos In The Streets” – Prison Planet 10/1/09

APF Leader Exposed As Career Criminal As Hardin Patrols Labeled Unconstitutional – Prison Planet 10/1/09

APF & Hardin Constitution Violations – Prison Planet 10/1/09

American Police Force Leader? A Liar – Prison Planet 10/1/09

Hardin Official On APF Deal: “What Have We Got To Lose?” – TPMuckraker 10/1/09

American Police Force taking over towns – YouTube 9/30/09

American Police Force Logo Represents “Empire, Dominance and Power” – Prison Planet 9/30/09

APF Reveals Little Information – Prison Planet 9/30/09

Paramilitary Force To Boss Internment Camp In Montana – Prison Planet 9/29/09

Montana Town Occupied By Private Paramilitary Security Force – Prison Planet 9/29/09



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.

 

PREVIOUSLY:

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



Fascism Watch: Martial Law, Checkpoints, Internment Camps

21st Century Internment Camps: Disaster relief or civil rights disaster?  – Global Research 4/8/09

Massive Checkpoint Operation in Tennessee Violated Posse Comitatus, Fourth Amendment – InfoWars 4/7/09

Earlier today on the Alex Jones Show, Tennessee Representative Johhny Shaw admitted he was unaware of the planned operation. He also said Governor Phil Bredesen did not know the DHS and military planned to collaborate with local police in Shaw’s district in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.

Corrupt cops lead NY mayor to consider ‘martial law’ – Raw Story 3/23/09

Virginia POW Camp That Doesn’t Exist – Data4Science.net

FLASHBACK: FEMA sources confirm coming martial law – Global Research via WRH 12/4/08

FEMA Concentration Camps: Locations and Executive Orders  – Mindfully 1/25/09

Mystery Prison Buses in the Desert – Global Research 1/22/09

Police State: New Legislation Authorizes FEMA Camps In U.S. – Global Research 1/28/09

The Reality Of FEMA Camps And The Martial Law Apparatus – Rogue Government 2/2/09

Canada, U.S. agree to use each other’s troops in civil emergencies – Global Research 12/26/08

U.S. Military Preparing for Domestic Disturbances – Global Research 12/23/08

Martial Law, the Financial Bailout, and War  – Global Research 1/8/09

Ariz. police say they are prepared as War College warns military must prep for unrest; IMF warns of economic riots – Phoenix Business Journal 12/17/08

“Emergency Preparedness” or Martial Law?  – Global Research 11/23/08

VIDEO: Martial Law in America – Global Research 11/22/08

Dangerous Executive Orders – Global Research 1/24/09

FEMA & the REX 84 Program – AboveTopSecret

State-By-State Index Of Potential US Concentration Camps – Rense

Church Organization Refuses To Divulge If Pastors Are On FEMA Payroll  – InfoWars 2/2/09

A large church organization has refused to divulge how many of its pastors are on the FEMA payroll, after a member expressed concerns about religious leaders being used to condition their congregation to accept the declaration of martial law.

U.S. Army’s Civilian Inmate Labor Camp a.k.a. Revised REX 84 FEMA Internment Camps for Civil Unrest  – News That Matters blog 3/4/09

Dear Glenn Beck, Detention Camps DO Exist In America  – PrisonPlanet 3/5/09

U.S. troops’ new mission: America’s ‘special events’ – World Net Daily 12/13/08

New rules published in the Federal Register would allow certain civilians to call American soldiers into action inside the U.S. to prevent environmental damage or respond to “special events”  and “other domestic activities.”

The alarming warning is contained in proposed rules published last week for the Department of Defense’s  “Defense Support of Civil Authorities” plan.  Under the U.S. Constitution, soldiers inside the country essentially are tasked with the responsibility of quelling “insurrections” and repelling invasions as well as making sure each state has access to the republican form of government.

But the new rules go far beyond that, essentially establishing a plan to activate the U.S. military inside the country to deal with social issues under provisions that appear to be devoid of any connection to the Constitution, according to an expert.

Bush plans 20,000 troops to police US – Raw Story 12/1/08

Pentagon wants 20,000 troops in U.S. to protect America – Houston Chronicle 11/30/08

The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials.

800 FEMA concentration camps ‘fully operational and ready’ – Friends of Liberty via DisInter 1/25/09

There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps are to be operated by FEMA…

The camps all have railroad facilities as well as roads leading to and from the detention facilities. Many also have an airport nearby. The majority of the camps can house a population of 20,000 prisoners. Currently, the largest of these facilities is just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Alaskan facility is a massive mental health facility and can hold approximately 2 million people.

See the list of camps and executive orders here or here 

See a related video here.

More on FEMA here.

1997 letter from  NC Rep Bill Hefner confirming ‘civilian inmate labor programs and civilian prison camps’ on Army installations, already funded and staffed.

FLASHBACK: FEMA sources confirm coming martial law – Global Research via WRH 12/4/08

FEMA Concentration Camps: Locations and Executive Orders  – Mindfully 1/25/09

Mystery Prison Buses in the Desert – Global Research 1/22/09

Police State: New Legislation Authorizes FEMA Camps In U.S. – Global Research 1/28/09

The Reality Of FEMA Camps And The Martial Law Apparatus – Rogue Government 2/2/09

Canada, U.S. agree to use each other’s troops in civil emergencies – Global Research 12/26/08

U.S. Military Preparing for Domestic Disturbances – Global Research 12/23/08

Martial Law, the Financial Bailout, and War  – Global Research 1/8/09

Ariz. police say they are prepared as War College warns military must prep for unrest; IMF warns of economic riots – Phoenix Business Journal 12/17/08

“Emergency Preparedness” or Martial Law?  – Global Research 11/23/08

VIDEO: Martial Law in America – Global Research 11/22/08

Dangerous Executive Orders – Global Research 1/24/09

The Pentagon is muscling in everywhere. It’s time to stop the mission creep. – Washington Post 12/21/08

We no longer have a civilian-led government. It is hard for a lifelong Republican and son of a retired Air Force colonel to say this, but the most unnerving legacy of the Bush administration is the encroachment of the Department of Defense into a striking number of aspects of civilian government. Our Constitution is at risk. …While serving the State Department in several senior capacities over the past four years, I witnessed firsthand the quiet, de facto military takeover of much of the U.S. government. The first assault on civilian government occurred in faraway places — Iraq and Afghanistan — and was, in theory, justified by the exigencies of war. 

 

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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