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This one takes the cake ! – Swift covert maneuvering is including an anti boycott Israel clause in Free Trade Agreements !

U.S. lawmakers are quietly advancing legislation that would penalize international participation in the growing movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction (BDS) Israel for human rights abuses against Palestinians.
Pro-Israel Clause Added To Trade Debate Unanimously

Eric Zuesse pulls no punches but absolutely nails it – How Trustworthy Are U.S. & Western ‘News’ Media?

John Pilger latest article is exposing Australia’s ultra right winged government which is cutting funding to remote aboriginal communities which are ultimately bulldozed into a hole in the ground – That leads to thinking they are making room for mining companies keen to extract the minerals below their lands but are prevented from doing so while those lands are occupied. Australia’s Racist Assault on Aboriginal People

Ellen Brown hits the nail on the head with her latest article about what wrong with the TPP. The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Death of the Republic

  • Southern

    AU current affairs program caught misleading it’s viewers…

    You Be the Judge

    Brilliant article….with some truly outstanding observations in the comment section.

    In particular the comment posted by Abe May 20, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Here’s part of it….

    The earth’s surface may be obstructed by clouds, as it was over eastern Ukraine on 17 July.

    However, MH-17 was cruising at 33,000 feet, 9,000 feet above the cloud ceiling.

    Everything above 24,000 feet that was moving in the sky over Ukraine was clearly visible to surveillance satellites.

    That means the Russians as well as the Americans have accurate images of MH-17’s demise.

  • Southern

    The Hidden Government Group —

    Presidents come and go, but America always keeps on fighting. Peter Dale Scott

  • Southern

    No matter how much sand you pile on a reef in the South China Sea, you can’t manufacture sovereignty Assistant Secretary of State [US] for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel

    Why not ?

    It’s not as if the US showed an immense amount of respect for her own sovereignty — the US became an oligarchy as the result of having privatized her nations commonly owned assets — and now she’s moving and manipulating other nations sovereignty via her misleading free trade agreements and military endeavors.

    It’s when a nation offers part of their sovereignty as a form of collateral to their creditors that she’s effectively started to lose control over matters such as sovereignty.

  • Southern
  • Southern

    Another brilliant analyses by Thierry Meyssan — The Blindness of the European Union in the Face of US Military Strategy

    None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see. ~ Matthew Henry

  • Southern
  • http://ameblo.jp/cluttered-talk/  Michiko

    That is why some friend of mine said “A is an ominous letter recently”.

  • Southern

    Remember how after the second world war there were the Nuremberg trials where war criminals were held accountable.

    The moral of the Nuremberg Trials was that a head of state should not be immune for the crimes that they committed during their ”time in power”, those same principles should also be applied to both the Bush and far as I’m conserved several other governments that have all supported the artificially created GWOT.

    More about Nuremberg Principles here – War Crimes in Iraq: Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld Et Al and the Long Quest for Justice

  • Southern

    There are shocking number of displaced people in the world, most of these are caused by the artificially created war on terror.

    Amnesty International estimates at 50 million worldwide, a number not seen since the end of WW2.

    Syria and Iraq have over 10.5 million displaced people between them !

    Record Number of Internally Displaced People on a Global Scale in 2014

  • Southern
  • Southernfink

    About time – Jewish groups criticise Wilders’ invitation to speak at Capitol Hill now they need to same with Bibi.

    • Bill Rood

      Yes, I see even the ADL opposes Wilders coming. I think welcoming him would not be good hasbara.

      • Southern

        The curious thing about him are his Indonesian roots – Geert Wilders: The ‘Prophet’ Who Hates Muhammad

        • Bill Rood

          It’s unclear from the article whether Wilders has any Indonesian genes, but clearly his ancestors were part of the Dutch colonial regime that lorded it over the Dutch East Indies, which later became Indonesia. Is it any wonder indigenous Indonesians resented the colonists and wanted to be rid of them? The situation is totally reversed in Europe. Immigrants do not arrive as masters and make the native Dutch their slaves as the Dutch did to Indonesians in their native land.

          The article’s reference to “Apartheid” neighborhoods in France is risible. Is anybody really stupid enough to believe that Muslims in France choose to live in segregated neighborhoods? My guess is they live in those neighborhoods because they can not find housing anywhere else, either for economic or discriminatory reasons. Like African Americans who choose to live in ghettos? Same sorts of irrational fears about walking or driving through a minority community.

          Europeans have participated in the destruction of the social fabric in Muslim countries, forcing Muslims to seek refuge anywhere they can and risk drowning in the Mediterranean, then whine about immigration. The Dutch and other NATO countries participate in all Uncle Sam’s destructive interventions, as in Libya, and turn a blind eye to the West’s destabilization in Syria and Iraq, then wonder why Muslims flee to the Netherlands.

          They tolerate NATO perfidy over Ukraine. If they want to save their country they should stand up to the US and publish the findings of the MH17 investigation whether the US and Ukraine like it or not. My guess is there’s plenty of evidence implicating Kiev, or the findings would have been published by now.

  • http://www.byebyedemocracy.org/ KB723

    Interesting and confusing, why would a republican (Orin Hatch) do anything for Obama???

  • http://www.byebyedemocracy.org/ kokanee
    • Southernfink

      One of the most powerful articles I’ve read all week.

      Disposability, even though there no real career prospects for the young – by locking them up they’ve become a commodity for the privatized prison complex – never mind that the funds wasted on this could fund an education – what matters most is the futile pursuit of perpetual economic growth for investors and their ilk.

      It’s simply not possible to continue increasing profit margins, certainly not while claiming to be a upholding democratic principles.

      As always, the economic model is as outdated like a gas guzzler from a bygone era.

      The GWOT appears wholly designed to provoke a response as an attempt to further reduce civil liberties everywhere.

      On the bright side – 14 Year Old Rallies People Around World To Protect Planet

      • Veri1138

        Reminds me of The Children’s Crusade, your “on the bright side”. Anyone check for secretive corporate backing, known Corporate Democratic think-tank money, etc?

        As for the article, nicely done. An example of how economic poverty creates rebellion that can be called terrorism. Someone up top has already thought about it. Maybe such a general outcome was loosely directed by policy makers?

        • Southernfink

          None that I’m aware of.

          Project of GAYA, 501(c)3 Non-Profit Public Charity and a Colorado Non-Profit Corporation

        • Southernfink

          Veri, choice article out on GR – Quigley is mentioned a few times – New World Order: The Founding Fathers

          • Veri1138

            Carroll Quigley’s book The Anglo American Establishment. – See more at: http://www.globalresearch.ca/new-world-order-the-founding-fathers/5445255#sthash.FurFRjDY.dpuf

            Got a copy. Interesting read. Though, I find some of his positions to be colored by the times he lived in, or simply lacking in detail enough to justify some of his writing.

            • Southernfink

              Thanks for the link – isn’t everyone’s opinion influenced by the times that they live in ?

              • Veri1138

                May you live in interesting times.

      • http://www.byebyedemocracy.org/ kokanee

        Politics is philosophy. Philosophy is politics. I’ve wondered lately if one doesn’t do more harm than good sending emails and petitions to members of the government. i.e. Does it legitimize the system? Or if one doesn’t do more harm than good supporting not for profit corporations. Their first concern is self-perpetuation, second is CEO remuneration and third, it’s the same corporate culture –just at less remuneration as it’s not-for-profit after all.
        The good people over at Popular Resistance advocate working within the system as well as working outside the system. I’m concerned that working within the system legitimizes and perpetuates it.
        The question today is, “Can we stop the TPP and the TTIP and how?”

        • Southernfink

          Looking into the motivation behind Neo-Liberalism will reveal individuals with a greed is good moral values.

          How to stop the TPP-TTIP., they are all about what good government should not be – worst of all and as explained on Pop-Rest – is the recent inclusion of a clause that will penalize any nation that will boycott Israel.

          Now that becomes interesting as other FTA’s have previous been used to make claims on the basis that government funded Green incentives were protectionist – as ruled in the private tribunals.

          A clause to prevent the boycotting of Israel over it’s treatment of Palestinians is also protectionist and will give Israel a blank cheque to continue her atrocities and human rights violations towards Palestinians.

          Suddenly we find confirmation that the TPP – TTIP is all about and will be used in order to silence human rights violations.

          Bugger petitions, blow the whistle.

          An article that might have escaped your notice – Pro-Israel Clause Added To Trade Debate Unanimously

          • http://www.byebyedemocracy.org/ kokanee

            Yes, I did see it. Not exactly sure what to make of it. I think all the most powerful lobby groups will try and get something inserted into the TPP before they try and ram it through congress in this corporate coup d’état. A penny for your thoughts…

            • Southernfink

              The way Obama administration performs is suggesting that the US government has little to no sovereignty left – everything that they do be it the GWOT or the parallel running FTA’s are ultimately all for the benefit of the transnational corporations.

              It’s not natural to be this generous to a corporation, let alone to over 600 of them.

    • Elizabeth Hayes

      From Giroux’s article:

      There is a need for educators, young people, artists and other cultural workers to develop languages of both critique and hope along with an educative politics in which people can address the historical, structural and ideological conditions at the core of the violence being waged by the corporate and repressive state, and to make clear that government increasingly subsumed by global market sovereignty is no longer responsive to the most basic needs of young people.

      This is what I hate about Giroux’s writing. He’s a better speaker. I mean really, a 75 word sentence, and what does it mean, exactly? “Other cultural workers?” Huh? In terms of developing languages, I’d say he’s certainly right–but aargh, not this dry academic one.

      It’s not that he’s wrong. But it’s not that he’s saying anything that everyone else is. I guess that’s OK, but hold down on the arrogance!

      • http://www.byebyedemocracy.org/ kokanee

        I cannot disagree with you. But most of his sentences aren’t quite as bad as that one.