Created on Monday, 26 May 2008 23:04
Written by Gilad Atzmon
Olmertâ€™s Peace Spin
By Gilad Atzmon
esterday Olmert assured Haaretz that the negotiation with Syria is nothing less than an â€˜historic breakthroughâ€™. He is absolutely correct. Itâ€™s the first time in Israelâ€™s history that a PM initiates a peace negotiation just to escape a police probe into his own unlawful doings. Apparently, Olmert is seeking a quick escape route that would bring the investigation of his corruption to an immediate halt.
Read more: Spinning Middle East Peace
The Israeli Knesset has always been a haven for Israeli criminals and Jewish gangsters who seek to take advantage of the immunity membership guarantees. This is nothing new, unlawful activity is rather common amongst Israeli leaders.
Created on Monday, 26 May 2008 22:52
Written by Chris Hedges
Read more: Declaration of US Independence from Israel
A Declaration of US Independence from Israel
by Chris Hedges
his is a talk given at the Nassau Club in Princeton by Chris Hedges, former New York Times ME bureau chief. (Photomontage Wolfy, Twisted old tree by Zaki Boulos)
Israel, without the United States, would probably not exist. The country came perilously close to extinction during the October 1973 war when Egypt, trained and backed by the Soviet Union, crossed the Suez and the Syrians poured in over the Golan Heights. Huge American military transport planes came to the rescue. They began landing every half-hour to refit the battered Israeli army, which had lost most of its heavy armor.
By the time the war was over, the United States had given Israel $2.2 billion in emergency military aid. - Mary Rizzo]
Created on Monday, 26 May 2008 22:11
Written by Press Release
Court Pitches Out Dumpster Diving Case
by Andrew Ainsley
On January 20, 2006, I filmed two homeless men in a dumpster
who were trying to find food to eat. I was never on the property
and was only there to document the plight of homeless people in
Today, the Crown stayed the charges. I am, and always have been, an innocent man. The stay of the charges against me is
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confirmation of my innocence.
Created on Monday, 26 May 2008 17:38
Written by Mickey Z
My Memorial Day
by Mickey Z.
et another Memorial Day is upon us, and our president sez: "No group has ever done more to defend liberty than the men and women of the United States armed forces."
This simple reality presents me with a genuine conundrum:
Read more: Memorial Day: You Must Remember This
"How in the world can I pick which indomitable defenders of liberty to honor this year?"
Created on Monday, 26 May 2008 14:43
Written by Chris Cook
This Week on GR
by C. L. Cook
his week, investigative reporter, Jason Leopold watching the Republican smear machine turnover; Canadian patriot and author Mel Hurtig and the awful Truth about Canada; Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed with some of the good goings on in and around Victoria in the coming week.
Read more: Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jason Leopold, Mel Hurtig, J9 Monday May 26, 2008
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com
Created on Monday, 26 May 2008 13:00
Written by IAKOHA 'KO:WA
HAUDENOSAUNEE EAGLES KEEP WATCH OVER CANADA'S AERIAL WARFARE: Those Pesky Mohawks in the Way Again
n May 12, 2008 Canada announced a $30 billion 20-year War plan to expand and modernize the Canadian military.
This is an increased military budget above the annual $9 billion already in place.
Canada intends to recruit more soldiers, build more bases, modernize all its equipment and make sure they have lots of socks, batteries and spare engine parts to wage perpetual war in grand style alongside their buddies.
Read more: Those Pesky Mohawks in the Way Again
Created on Sunday, 25 May 2008 01:15
Written by Robert Parry
Read more: 'War Crimes' & Misdemeanors
Bush's 'War Crimes' & Misdemeanors
by Robert Parry
acing a tough reelection fight in 2004, George W. Bush expressed outrage over leaked photos showing U.S. military police at Iraqâ€™s Abu Ghraib prison abusing detainees, who were paraded naked before female guards, threatened by attack dogs, chained in â€œstress positionsâ€ and forced to wear ladies underpants on their heads.
President Bush assured the American people that he â€œshared a deep disgust that those prisoners were treated the way they were treated.â€ Other administration officials pinned the blame on a â€œfew bad applesâ€ and dismissed the prison guardsâ€™ claim that they were told to â€œsoften upâ€ the detainees for interrogation.
Now, a report by the Justice Departmentâ€™s Inspector General reveals that months before those abuses at Abu Ghraib, nearly identical tactics were used against â€œwar on terrorâ€ detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and at CIA prisons â€“ and that FBI complaints about the tactics went up the chain of command back to Washington.
Created on Sunday, 25 May 2008 00:04
Written by Press Release
Bruce U. Utah Phillips
by Chris Chandler
n a matter of a few minutes Anne Feeney phoned me from an airport in Houston. Al Grierson's "Lonely Deadhead Box-Car" was playing on Random on my iPod. After our conversation, I went to check my email. Jim Page was singing "Anna Mae." I had an email from Jim. I have pasted it below. As I read it Utah sang "All Used Up." As I responded to Jim's Email Arlo Guthrie sang "Hobo's Lullaby."
In the night of May 23, 2008, Bruce Duncan Phillips died in great peace, asleep in his bed in Nevada City, California, with his wife Joanna by his side.
Amazingly, at the very same instant that the scholar Bruce Phillips finally discovered his angle of repose, U. Utah Phillips flagged a westbound freight train. Yes, a mighty fast rattler, on a long west-bound track. He needed no ticket, he was welcomed on board.
Read more: Utah Takes the Last Train
Created on Saturday, 24 May 2008 23:37
Written by Press Release
DECLARATION OF KAHTIHONâ€™TIA:KWENIO
The following declaration will be made by a young Kanienâ€™ke:haka woman somewhere on Onowaregeh, Turtle Island, sometime during the week of May 26, 2008:
DECLARATION OF KAHTIHONâ€™TIA:KWENIO [INDIGENOUS WOMEN OF TURTLE ISLAND] THE KAHTIHONâ€™TIA:KWENIO DECLARE THAT, AS PROVIDED IN WAMPUM 44 OF THE KAIANEREHOWA, GREAT LAW OF PEACE, â€œTHE LINEAL DESCENT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE ROTINONHSONNON:ONWE SHALL RUN IN THE FEMALE LINE. WOMEN ARE THE â€œPROGENITORSâ€ OF THE NATIONâ€ AND ARE THE TRUSTEES OF THE LAND AND THE SOIL FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS. NO ONE ELSE HAS THIS AUTHORITY. AS AFFIRMED IN THE TWO ROW WAMPUM AGREEMENT THE INVADERS CANNOT FORCE THEIR WILL ON THE ONKWEHONWE,
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ORIGINAL PEOPLE, OF ONOWAREGEH.
Created on Saturday, 24 May 2008 22:22
Written by Press Release
Viking and Samurai Whale Killers Defy International Law
by Capt. Paul Watson
Without warning the Icelandic government authorized Icelandic whalers to begin their killing on May 20th in direct defiance of the global moratorium on commercial whaling.
Iceland has rejoined the trinity of whale killing nations along with Japan and Norway. The three rogue whale killing nations have thumbed their noses at the international community to continue a criminal barbaric practice that has been outlawed under international law.
Read more: Vikings and Samurai: Rogue Whalers Defy Moratorium