NATO’S Islamic States and Thier Terrorist Fighters.A war to create Sharia Lybia and Sharia Syria

January 23, 2014

NATO Obama and Cameron are determined to spread dictatorship and centralised authority globally ,and to stamp out freedom democracy and human rights where ever they appear.They have already turned the USA and the UK into prison colonies, where every word and action is monitored!
THE FOREIGN POLICY IS TO SPREAD SHARIA LAW AND CREATE THEOCRATIC ISLAMIC STATES NOT DEMOCRATIC SECULAR STATES THEY DO THIS USING ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AS FIGHTERS
…IN EUROPE IN THE 70’S AND 80’S THEY USED THE CIA AND MI5 AND BLAMED THE SOCIALISTS
BUT THE WAR IS NOT GOING ACCORDING TO PLAN
FREEDOM IS NOT THAT EASY TO STAMP OUT
IN LYBIA THE COUNTER REVOLUTION IS WELL UNDER WAY
IN SYRIA THE WAR IS ALL BUT LOST

The Secret War in Libya

The battles currently raging in the South of Libya are no mere tribal clashes.  Instead, they represent a possible burgeoning alliance between black Libyan ethnic groups and pro-Gaddafi forces intent upon liberating their country of a neocolonial NATO-installed government.  
On Saturday January 18th, a group of heavily armed fighters stormed an air force base outside the city ofSabha in southern Libya, expelling forces loyal to the “government” of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, and occupying the base.  At the same time, reports from inside the country began to trickle in that the green flag of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya was flying over a number of cities throughout the country. 
Despite the dearth of verifiable information – the government inTripoli has provided only vague details and corroboration – one thing is certain: the war for Libya continues. On the Ground Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zeidan called an emergency session of the General National Congress to declare a state of alert for the country after news of the storming of the air base broke.  The Prime Minister announced that he had ordered troops south to quell the rebellion, telling reporters that, “This confrontation is continuing but in a few hours it will be solved.”  A spokesman for the Defense Ministry later claimed that the central government had reclaimed control of the air base, stating that “A force was readied, then aircraft moved and took off and dealt with the targets…The situation in the south opened a chance for some criminals…loyal to the Gaddafi regime to exploit this and to attack the Tamahind air force base…We will protect the revolution and the Libyan people.”
In addition to the assault on the airbase, there have been other attacks on individual members of the government in Tripoli.  The highest profile incident was the recent assassination of the Deputy Industry Minister Hassan al-Droui in the city of Sirte.  Although it is still unclear whether he was killed by Islamist forces or Green resistance fighters, the unmistakable fact is that the central government is under assault and is unable to exercise true authority or provide security in the country.
Many have begun speculating that his killing, rather than being an isolated, targeted assassination, is part of a growing trend of resistance in which pro-Gaddafi Green fighters figure prominently.
The rise of the Green resistance forces in Sabha and elsewhere is merely one part of larger and more complex political and military calculus in the South where a number of tribes and various ethnic groups have risen against what they correctly perceive to be their political, economic, and social marginalization. 
Groups such as the Tawergha and Tobou ethnic minorities, both of which are black African groups, have endured vicious attacks at the hands of Arab militias with no support from the central government.  Not only have these and other groups been the victims of ethnic cleansing, but they have been systematically shut out of participation in Libyan political and economic life. The tensions came to a head earlier this month when a rebel chief from the Arab Awled Sleiman tribe was killed. 
Rather than an official investigation or legal process, the Awled tribesmen attacked their black Toubou neighbors, accusing them of involvement in the murder.  The resulting clashes have since killed dozens, once again demonstrating that the dominant Arab groups still view their dark skinned neighbors as something other than countrymen. 
Undoubtedly, this has led to a reorganization of the alliances in the region, with the Toubou, Tuareg and other black minority groups that inhabit southern Libya, northern Chad and Niger moving closer to the pro-Gaddafi forces.  Whether or not these alliances are formal or not still remains unclear, however it is apparent that many groups in Libya have come to the realization that the government installed by NATO has not lived up to its promises, and that something must be done. The Politics of Race in Libya Despite the high-minded rhetoric from Western interventionists regarding “democracy” and “freedom” in Libya, the reality is far from it, especially for dark skinned Libyans who have seen their socioeconomic and political status diminished with the end of the Jamahiriya government of Muammar Gaddafi. 
While these peoples enjoyed a large measure of political equality and protection under the law in Gaddafi’s Libya, the post-Gaddafi era has seen their rights all but stripped from them.  Rather than being integrated into a new democratic state, the black Libyan groups have been systematically excluded. In fact, even Human Rights Watch – an organization which in no small measure helped to justify the NATO war by falsely claiming that Gaddafi forces used rape as a weapon and were preparing “imminent genocide” – has reported that, “A crime against humanity of mass forced displacement continues unabated, as militias mainly from Misrata prevented 40,000 people from the town of Tawergha from returning to their homes from where they had been expelled in 2011.”  This fact, coupled with the horrific stories and images of lynchings, rapes, and other crimes against humanity, paints a very bleak picture of life in Libya for these groups. In its 2011 report, Amnesty International documented a number of flagrant war crimes carried out by the so called “freedom fighters” of Libya who, despite being hailed in the Western media as “liberators”, used the opportunity of the war to carry out mass executions of black Libyans as well as rival clans and ethnic groups. 
This is of course in stark contrast to the treatment of black Libyans under the Jamahiriya government of Gaddafi which was praised up and down by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in their 2011 report which noted that Gaddafi had gone to great lengths to ensure economic and social development, as well as specifically providing economic opportunities and political protections to black Libyans and migrant workers from neighboring African countries. 
With this in mind, is it any wonder that Al Jazeera quoted a pro-Gaddafi Tuareg fighter in September 2011 as saying, “fighting for Gaddafi is like a son fighting for his father…[We will be] ready to fight for him until the last drop of blood.” As the Toubou and other black ethnic groups clash with Arab militias, their struggle should be understood in the context of a continued struggle for peace and equality.  Moreover, the fact that they must engage in this form of armed struggle again illustrates the point that many international observers made from the very beginning of the war: NATO’s aggression was never about protecting civilians or human rights, but rather regime change for economic and geopolitical interests. 
That the majority of the population, including black ethnic minorities, is worse off today than they ever were under Gaddafi is a fact that is actively suppressed. Black, Green, and the Struggle for Libya It would be presumptuous to assume that the military victories made by the pro-Gaddafi Green resistance in recent days will be long-lasting, or that they represent an irreversible shift in the political and military landscape of the country. 
Though decidedly unstable, the neocolonial puppet government in Tripoli is supported economically and militarily by some of the most powerful interests in the world, making it difficult to simply overthrow it with minor victories.  However, these developments do signal an interesting shift in the calculus on the ground.  Undoubtedly there is a confluence between the black ethnic minorities and the Green fighters as both recognize their enemy as being the tribal militias who participated in the overthrow of Gaddafi as well as the central government in Tripoli. 
Whether a formal alliance emerges from this remains to be seen. Were such an alliance to develop however, it would be a watershed moment in the continued war for Libya.  As Green resistance fighters have shown in Sabha, they are able to organize themselves in the south of the country where they enjoy a large degree of popular support. 
One could imagine an alliance in the south that would be able to hold territory and possibly consolidate power throughout the southern part of Libya, creating a de facto independent state.  Naturally, the cry from NATO and its apologists would be that this is anti-democratic and counter-revolution.  
This would be understandable as their goal of a unified Libya subservient to international finance capital and oil interests would become unattainable. One should be careful not to make too many assumptions about the situation in Libya today, as reliable details are hard to come by. 
More to the point, Western media has attempted to completely suppress the fact that the Green resistance even exists, let alone is active and winning victories. 
All this simply further illustrates that the war for Libya rages on, whether the world wants to admit it or not.
By Eric Draitser  
Global Research, January 22, 2014
Eric Draitser is the founder of StopImperialism.com.  He is an independent geopolitical analyst based in New York City. 
You can reach him at ericdraitser@gmail.com.
MEANWHILE IN SYRIA….
THE NATO SUPPORTTED ISLAMIC WAR AGAINST SECULAR SOCIALISM FAILS
NATO AFTER SUPPLYING CHEMICAL WEAPONS AND TRAINING TO ISLAMIC FIGHTERS FAILS TO BRING SHARIA LAW TO SECULAR DEMOCRATIC SYRIA
A WAR COUNCIL IS HELD TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO NEXT?
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS DETERMINED TO BRING SHARIA LAW TO SYRIA…ITS HUMANITARIAN AND DEMOCRATIC…APPARENTLY,ACCORDING TO OBAMA AND CAMERON
THIS SHOULD MAKE YOU WORRIED WHAT DO OBAMA AND CAMERON THINK HUMANITARIANISM AND DEMOCRACY IS?
..OF COURSE THEY COULD JUST BE BARE FACED LIARS!!!
AND KNOW THAT THEY ARE BRINGING A CENTRALISED RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY TO A SECULAR DIRECT DEMOCRAY
AS DIRECT DEMOCRACY IS A MORE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM THAN REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY(UK SYSTEM)AKA ELECTED DICTATORSHIP
HOW CAN A REPRESENTATION OF A DEMOCRACY(UK) BRING DEMOCRACY TO A TRUE DEMOCRACY(DIRECT DEMOCRACY) LIKE LYBIA FOR EXAMPLE?
THE TRUTH IS
IT CANNOT , IT CAN ONLY DESTROY THE TRUE DEMOCRACY
…AND BRINGING ISLAM TO A SECULAR NATION IS THE JOB OF ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS AND DAVID CAMERON AND BARAK OBAMA!!
Syria Peace Conference:
The Obama Administration’s Orwellian Subterfuge It is difficult to call this week’s gathering in Montreux, Switzerland, a “peace conference” on Syria, since the U.S. and its allies are determined to change the regime by force of arms.
Washington has forged an “unholy alliance with its “Wahhabi allies from Saudi Arabia and al-Qaeda,” who act as America’s “boots on the ground.” “The most effective fighters are the al-Qaeda linked jihadists armed by the U.S. and the Saudi government.” There is one thing that the so-called peace conference on Syria is guaranteed to achieve and that is that when the last speech is made and the delegates leave the hall, the grotesque bloodletting and devastation will continue for the people of Syria. Why? Because for the Obama Administration, the diplomatic process was never intended to bring about a peaceful resolution to the war. Its main purpose was always to affect their main strategic objective – the removal of President Bashir al-Assad from power and the disappearance of Syria as an independent state. Fidelity to this goal continues to drive U.S. policy. U.S. strategists care little about the fact that, in their quest to oust the Syrian President, they have created an unholy alliance between the U.S. and its Wahhabi allies from Saudi Arabia and al-Qaeda as their “boots on the ground.” It is an alliance that ensures that, should the Al-Assad government fall, the Syrian people will either live under totalitarian fundamentalist Wahhabi rule or see their country disappear as a coherent state and into warring factions.
By juxtaposing U.S. rhetoric that expresses concerns for democracy, pluralism and the human rights of the Syrian people with actual U.S. decisions, we see a dramatic illustration of the astonishing hypocrisy of U.S. policies.
The Obama Administration understood the scale of human suffering it would unleash in Syria by arming, funding, training and providing political support for the opposition—opposition that it moved from a non-violent protest movement to a violent insurgency, as part of its larger geo-strategic plan for the region. That is why commitment to regime change, rather than to a peace based on Syrian realities and the needs of the Syrian people, is the price of admission to this week’s conference in Montreux, Switzerland. It is a conference that it would be more accurate to call a ‘war conference’ rather than a ‘peace conference’ due to U.S. Secretary of State Kerry’s insistence on keeping the scope of the agenda confined to the terms of the Geneva I communique, which calls for a political transition in Syria.
“Is Syrian’s future already written from the Libyan experience?”
The Syrian National Coalition is a mirage. Its “Free Syrian Army” has no standing and the most effective fighters are the al-Qaeda linked jihadists armed by the U.S. and the Saudi government. They are now the real power brokers on the ground. For these fighters, Geneva II is an irrelevant sideshow that has no bearing on them and they have rejected the Western-backed Syrian National Coalition. So who does the Syrian National Coalition represent, when the bulk of the fighters have shifted to al-Qaeda and the other more than 1,000 Islamist rebel groups that between them have 100,000 fighters, all united in their commitment to a post-Assad state in which Sharia, or Islamic Law, will be established throughout Syria?
Yet on January 16, Kerry restated the U.S. position on Geneva 2. “It is about establishing a process essential to the formation of a transition government body — governing body — with full executive powers established by mutual consent,” he told reporters.
The consent of whom? Who assumes power and will a new government represent the aspirations for democracy, civil liberties, workers’ rights, respect for religious and community difference that the “revolution” promised or is Syrian’s future already written from the Libyan experience?
There are now voices inside and outside the Administration saying that the U.S. should abandon the Syrian National Coalition and work instead with the Salafi-Wahhabi fundamentalists who have joined together under the umbrella of the Islamic Front (IF) and are being presented as the “moderate” alternative to the radicalism of al-Qaeda.
However, the Syrian people, who have a history of secularism and respect for different religions, have not signed on to a post-Assad society and government ruled by a group that has publically stated its opposition to democracy and intention to establish an Islamic state under Sharia law.
“In the end the interests of the Syrian people are of little concern to these policymakers who prioritize U.S. imperialist interests above every other consideration.”
But who cares what the Syrian people want? It does not seem to matter to the U.S. that supporting Salafi-Wahhabi fundamentalism is the antithesis of the justification it gave for supporting the “revolution” against al-Assad. It does not matter because in the end the interests of the Syrian people are of little concern to these policymakers who prioritize U.S. imperialist interests above every other consideration.
In the long annuls of crimes by U.S. and Western imperialism, the slow, protracted destruction of the Syrian state, including the tens of thousands of lives sacrificed, is starting to emerge as one of its most significant crimes. It can be listed with crimes like the Christmas season carpet bombing of North Vietnam in 1972 and the millions murdered in Iraq during the period of sanctions and full-blown military attack. In this era in which war is peace and wars are fought for “humanitarian purposes,” it is hard for many to get to the truth. But one thing is certain—the humanitarian disaster in Syria that was supposed to be the justification for intervention by the U.S. and its allies will continue unabated for the foreseeable future.
Ajamu Baraka is a human rights activist, organizer and writer.
He is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in Washington, D.C. and editor and contributing columnist for the Black Agenda Report.
Baraka’s latest publications include contributions to two recently published books “Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA” and “Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral.” By Ajamu Baraka Global Research, January 23, 2014 Black Agenda Report

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“Economic Terrorism”: The Ongoing Neoliberal Assault on Ordinary Working Class People in Britain

January 9, 2014

GEORGE OSBOURNE GOT ME STARTED IN BLOGGING
I WAS WORKING IN THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY AT THE TIME
OSBOURNE WAS MAKING STATEMENTS ABOUT THE BRITISH ECONOMY THAT WHERE NOTHING MORE THAN
BARE FACED LIES
I CALLED HIM OUT ON NEWSPAPER COMMENTS SECTIONS
THE COMMENT SECTIONS GOT SHUT DOWN!!
GEORGE OSBOURNE WAS A CROOK AND A LIAR THEN…. HE STILL IS TODAY!!!
British Chancellor George Osborne this week announced massive cuts of £25 billion after 2015. This included further welfare cuts of £12bn. Osbourne said that 2014 would be a year of hard truths. He claimed that his economic policies were working, but admitted that the bad news is there’s still a long way to go.

THE REAL SOLUTION IS TO LET THE CRIMINAL AND UNPROFITABLE BANKS FALL
ASSET STRIP THE BANKS TO PAY THE VENTURE CAPITALISTS
THEY WILL GET PENNIES ON THEIR POUNDS
ARREST THE CRIMINAL BANKERS AND INSURANCE SALESMEN
VENTURE CAPITALISTS CAN TAKE THE CRIMINAL BANKERS TO COURT TO GET THIER MONEY BACK
IF WE HAD DONE THIS ,THE UK WOULD OF RECOVERED BY NOW!!
ICELAND HAD A BIGGER CRISIS ,IT ARRESTED THE GUILTY AND LET THE BANKS FALL
ICELAND IS ALREADY WELL ON ITS WAY TI RECOVERY!!!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/democracy-2-0-progressive-iceland-and-dictatorship-2-0-oppressive-britain-the-difference-between-true-democracy-and-elected-dictatorship/
OSBOURNE IS JUST AN ECONOMIC MUPPET AND A BARE FACED LIAR!
HE IS JUST PROTECTING THE FORTUNES OF THE ELITE
BY SELLING THE POOR AND THE INNOCENT AS DEBTOR SLAVES
HIS IS ALSO VERY LIKELY A PSYCHOPATH AND PAEDOPHILE PROTECTOR
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/british-establishment-paedophile-rings-and-their-global-partners/

He warned of more years of cuts to public services and the public sector by saying £25bn would be cut over two years after 2015. That is in addition to £17bn cuts this year and £20bn next year. Osbourne argued that government is going to have to be permanently smaller and so too is the welfare system.
A GOVERNMENT OF THE ELITE ,FOR THE ELITE ,BY THE ELITE THE CORPORATE WELFARE STATE
When he says ‘welfare system’ does he also include cutting back the massive handouts given to the arms industry, for example, which amounts to £890 million per year according to the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (1), or the billions given to the private sector via the ‘corporate dole office’, the Department of Trade and Industry (now called the Department for Business Innovation and Skills)? Or does he exclude such types of corporate welfare dependency (2)?
BRITISH BUSINESSMEN AND BANKERS MUST BE THE WORST IN THE WORLD AS THEY NEED MORE STATE SUPPORT THAN A FAILING NATIONAL MANUFACTIURING INDUSTRY!!   
What is interesting about this attack on the public sector by millionaire Osbourne and the rest of the millionaires in the British Cabinet is that the mantra that such cuts are necessary has been repeated endlessly over the past few years to the point that many of the public believe it’s true. But it’s not. Cuts are not necessary. It is ideology wrapped up in neo-liberal economic dogma that masquerades as ‘truth’. But it’s a big lie. It’s secular theology that the mainstream media never challenges and simply perpetuates.
OSBOURNE THE LIAR …AGAIN!  
Britain’s problems are not the result of spending on public services. In 1945, the debt was bigger than today, but Britain created the welfare state. In the 1960s, during an era of full employment, the debt was also bigger than now. In 2006, before the crisis, Britain spent more on public services than now, but there was no talk of cutting back the public sector.
THATCHER THE DESTROYER
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/thatchers-real-legacy/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/reaganomics-thatcherism-and-the-blueprint-of-financial-destruction-and-debt-slavery/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/great-britain-is-worst-place-to-live-in-europe/

The roots of the crisis (across Western economies) lie not in public sector spending but in a process that has seen the shifting balance of political and economic power towards elite interests. In the 1980s, much of Britain’s manufacturing industry was outsourced or run down, the union movement was attacked and almost decimated and wages have been depressed or have fallen in real terms over a number of years. To compensate for the hollowing out of the economy and driving down wages, low pay and increasing underemployment, credit became the short-term remedy for stimulating demand.
THE REAL PROBLEM EXPLAINED
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/a-short-history-of-global-domination-or-rockefella-rothschild-and-the-capitalist-communist-nwo-con/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/bank-corruption-and-fraudthe-who-the-how-and-the-why-and-the-simple-solution/  

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/the-last-act-of-any-government-is-to-loot-the-nation-do-you-have-the-feeling-youre-being-robbed/  

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/elected-dictatorship-posing-as-democracy/    
While profits during the last decade were higher than in the previous three decades, unemployment and underemployment have become a fact of life for millions (3). This is the outcome of the type of ‘globalization’ we have been witnessing and the lies that underpin it (4). It is the consequence of what David Rothkopf in this book ‘The Global Power Elite and The World They are Making’ says is the global elite’s plundering of nations.
Bonuses for Dummies” or The Bonus Myth!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/bonuses-for-dummies-or-the-bonus-myth/
Bankers cost each one of us £8.40 for every £1 they produce ,SO DO POLITIONS!! https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/bankers-cost-each-one-of-us-8-40-for-every-1-they-produce-so-do-politions/  

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/the-rich-get-richer-the-poor-get-the-picture/  

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/end-the-theft-with-direct-democracy

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/blacklisted-britain-why-not-a-blacklist-for-politions/  
The economic crisis is not due to lavish spending on public services, but the shattering of the post-war Keynesian consensus, based on notions of fairness, and consequent low demand and over investment, neo-liberal (low taxation – or no taxation for the corporate tax cheats) economic policies, a debt bubble economy and the massive welfare handout (bail out) to the banking sector. It is also a result of the manipulations within the unregulated financial sector (which was supposed to be the bedrock of the ‘new’ economy after the manufacturing base was deliberately destroyed), speculation, the criminal use of hedge funds and credit derivatives and all manner of secretive dodgy dealings that burst the bubbles they were intended to sustain. Ordinary folk are now being saddled with the consequences of a system they had no hand in shaping.
CAPITALISM FOR DUMMIES
1.Availability of credit allows money to flow between savers and borrowers.
2.Resources and funds are allocated to various projects or investments during a boom phase.
3.Eventually borrowing becomes excessive and leads to malinvestment,
4.At this stage, adherence to free market theory would allow for an efficient cleansing period and a healthy recovery period. How? Irresponsible and  unprofitable businesses fail. Bad debts get liquidated. Excess resources go on sale, flow into more stable ventures and pool together with more profitable  resources controlled by healthy corporations or entities http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article6497.html
NEWSFLASH , UK ,USA,EU BANKS FOUND TO BE UNPROFITABLE AND IRRESPONSIBLE .
THEREFORE YOU GET ASSET STRIPPED AND REPLACED BY RESPONSIBLE AND PROFITABLE BUSINESS MODELS!!
IN REALITY
THE MODERN 21ST CENTURY BANKERS AND INSURANCE SALESMEN ARE OBSOLETE DINOSAURS
THIER SERVICES ARE NOT NEEDED!!!
THIER JOBS CAN BE DONE BETTER ,QUICKER AND MORE HONESTLY WITH MICROCHIPS!!!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/do-we-even-need-a-banking-sector-not-any-more/

Bonuses for Dummies” or The Bonus Myth!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/bonuses-for-dummies-or-the-bonus-myth/
THEY ARE NOTHING MORE THAN MALINGERING THIEVES AND SNAKE OIL SALESMEN WITH DELUSIONS OF GRANDURE AND COMPITANCE
BTW ECONOMICS IS JUST AS DELUSIONAL A BELIEF AS ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISM(Judaism,christianity .Islam) https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/ten-myths-about-state-and-free-market-capitalism/  

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/economics-is-the-religion-of-materialism/  

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/the-record-of-the-federal-reserve/  

But mention the word ‘crisis’ and propaganda about the public sector being the root of all evil is sold to the masses by most politicians and the media.    Osbourne would never mention that the top 1,000 of Britain’s wealthiest people had an aggregate wealth of £333 bn in 2009. The national debt was half that. In 2009, they increased their wealth by a third (5). It doesn’t take a genius to see how the debt could be addressed. But Osbourne says: “There is no point in pretending that there is some magic wand that the Chancellor can wave to make the whole country feel richer than it actually is.” https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/the-rich-get-richer-the-poor-get-the-picture/  
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/end-the-theft-with-direct-democracy
And so the plunder of public resources continues.   The priority of Osbourne and his millionaire cronies inside and outside the British Government is not the lives of ordinary people, but to maintain massive profit and to drive down wages and ‘costs’ and keep workers confused and weak.   Quoted in Britain’s Morning Star newspaper, Communist Party general secretary Rob Griffiths urges taxes on the rich and big business, plus public ownership of energy and public transport. The Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey accuses Mr Osborne of “continuing an unprecedented ideological attack on the state, with Britain’s young people in the front line.”   General union GMB general secretary Paul Kenny is also reported as demanding that big corporations must be made to pay their fair share of tax, bringing in billions of extra income. That would amount to a whopping £260 million a day according to economist and taxation specialist Richard Murphy (6).    What is happening in Britain is a continuation of what Thatcher did in the 1980s, with attacks on ordinary working people in order to allow an ever increasing concentration of power and wealth at the top. To help achieve it, we are witnessing the dismantling of the welfare state.
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/reaganomics-thatcherism-and-the-blueprint-of-financial-destruction-and-debt-slavery/
Mick McGahey, Vice President of the National Union of Mineworkers 1972-87:
 “We understood the Conservative government’s determination to use the state machine against us. In order to dismember the welfare state, they had to break the trade union movement and they needed to break the miners first.”
McGahey was correct. The current Conservative-LibDem coalition is going further than Thatcher ever did. Osbourne and his cronies in government are mouthpieces for their powerful backers in the City of London. As Labour MP Dennis Skinner observes: “Osborne is busy lining the pockets of the people at the top of the pile.”
WHAT SORT OF PEOPLE LIVE AT THE TOP?
PAEDOPHILES ,PSYCHOPATHS ,MEGALOMANIACS AND SERIAL KILLERS ETC…..
THE VERY SCUM OF SOCIETY!!

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/09/a-list-of-child-sex-offenders-inside-the-british-government/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/more-government-paedophiles/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/representative-governments-are-just-terrorists-drug-dealers-murders-paedophileswar-criminalsthieves-psychopaths-traitors-and-liars-with-a-couple-of-useful-idiots-thrown-in-for-window-dressi/   https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/all-wars-are-bankers-wars-politions-are-just-thier-cheerleaders/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/07/uk-government-blackmailed-into-war-blair-covers-mps-paedophile-ring-and-the-dunblane-massacre/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/here-is-a-list-of-100-paedophile-councillors-or-uk-political-party-affiliated-members-they-are-among-the-people-who-help-run-our-country/

By Colin Todhunter Global Research, January 08, 2014
http://www.globalresearch.ca/economic-terrorism-the-ongoing-neoliberal-assault-on-ordinary-working-class-people-in-britain/5364249  

Notes  

1) http://www.caat.org.uk/resources/publications/economics/subsidies-factsheet-0504.php  
2) http://www.mediahell.org/costofthings.htm  
3) https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/10/pove-o14.html  
4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5qW6azn5u4#t=13  
5) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8642021.stm  
6) http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blo013/09/13/benefit-errors-cost-1-million-a-day-tax-avoidance-and-evasion-cost-260-million-a-day/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/is-america-on-the-path-to-permanent-war-beware-false-flags-and-fake-war-for-unreal-profit/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/09/iranian-oil-bourse-the-real-reason-for-war-with-iran/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/2012-a-brave-new-world-where-war-is-peace-and-slavery-is-freedom/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/albert-einstein-a-foolish-faith-in-authority-is-the-worst-enemy-of-the-truth/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/the-state-demonisation-of-freedom-and-liberty-and-those-that-support-it/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/global-government-an-ongoing-disaster/   https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/the-great-government-hoax-of-public-safety/   https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/us-government-spreading-freedom-and-democracy-since-1945/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/fony2012/   https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/africom-the-recolonisation-of-africa-begins/

THE STATE MILITARY MAKE US ALL LESS SAFE!!  
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/the-modern-military-meat-grinder-and-fake-hero-worship/   https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/world-war-iii-the-unthinkable-cost-of-preserving-the-petrodollar/   https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/the-real-terrorist-was-me-an-amazing-speech-by-an-iraq-veteran/   https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/dying-for-drugs-drugs-war-finance-and-your-government-representative/


Branded African Icons. Mandela and Gaddafi, “The Saint” versus “The Mad Dog”

January 7, 2014

“Question. Why was Mandela’s life celebrated by the world while Gaddafi after everything he did for Africa was gunned down like a dog?”, a Twitter user wondered days after Nelson Mandela’s passing.  

This question becomes even more valid in light of what the mainstream media, in the wake of the former South African president’s death, have been anxiously hiding from the public: the actual close and crucial alliance between Mandela and Gaddafi.

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Former Cabinet Minister Peter Hain commented of the  trip:
 “This just exposes his(DAVID CAMERON) hypocrisy because he has tried to present himself as a progressive Conservative, but just on the eve of the apartheid downfall, and Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, when negotiations were taking place about a transfer of power, here he(DAVID CAMERON) was being wined and dined on a sanctions-busting visit.
 “This is the real Conservative Party … his colleagues who used to wear ‘Hang Nelson Mandela’ badges at university are now sitting on the benches around him. Their leader at the time Margaret Thatcher described Mandela as a terrorist.”

HAVING JUST RETURNED FROM SOUTH AFRICA .THIS STORY STRIKES A CHORD WITH ME.
IN TODAYS SOUTH AFRICA MANY PEOPLE REMEMBER MANDELA ,AND HIS STRUGGLE, WITH FONDNESS .
BUT THESE PEOPLE STILL STRUGGLE ECONOMICALLY .
THEY ALSO SEE THE MODERN ANC LEADERSHIP AS “OUT-OF-TOUCH”
THERE ALREADY IS THE ANC RADICAL SPLINTER GROUP THAT IS GATHERING POWER.
WHILE MANELAS’ CHILDERN FIGHT AMOUNGST THEMSELVES FOR WESTERN BACKED MONEY ,POWER AND PRESTIGE
MANDELA HIMSELF SOLD OUT OR WAS BROKEN.
…AND THE SAME IS TRUE OF THE ANC LEADERSHIP

NELSON MANDELA ACTUALLY SPENT MOST OF HIS FREEDOM LIVING IN A REPLICA COMPOUND OF HIS PRISON CELL THAT HE HAD ORDERED BUILT IN HIS HOMETOWN!!! 
NELSON MANDELA SUFFERED FROM “STOCKHOLME SYNDROME”
……THAT IS WHY THE WEST LOVED HIM 

Back in the 70s and 80s, when the West refused to allow sanctions against Apartheid in South Africa and used to call Mandela a terrorist, it was none other than Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi who kept supporting him. Gaddafi funded Mandela’s fight against Apartheid by training ANC fighters and by paying for their education abroad, and their bond only became stronger after Mandela’s release from prison on February 11, 1990.  

Nevertheless, one of them ended up being “gunned down like a dog” and his death was celebrated by the entire elite of the imperialist world, which celebrations were significantly summarized by Hillary “Warzone” Clinton in a now infamous interview in which she exults: “We came, we saw, he died!”  

As for the other one, the same entire elite of the imperialist world crowded into the FNB stadium in Soweto, South Africa, to attend the funeral of their hero, and to  verbosely praise Mandela and his achievements with all possible superlatives.  

Mandela on Gaddafi  
So how did the branded Saint Mandela really feel about the branded Mad Dog Gaddafi? Let’s hear straight from the horse’s mouth what the mainstream media have left out of their laudatory picture of the former ANC leader.  
 Right upon his release from prison, after more than 27 years behind bars, Mandela broke the UN embargo and paid a visit to the Libyan capital of Tripoli, where he declared: “My delegation and I are overjoyed with the invitation from the Brother Guide [Muammar Gaddafi], to visit the Great Popular and Socialist Arab Libyan Jamahiriya. I have been waiting impatiently ever since we received the invitation. I would like to remind you that the first time I came here, in 1962, the country was in a very different state of affairs. One could not but be struck by the sights of poverty from the moment of arrival, with all of its usual corollaries: hunger, illness, lack of housing and of health-care facilities, etc. Anger and revolt could be read in those days on the faces of everyone.   Since then, things have changed considerably. During our stay in prison, we read and heard a great deal about the changes which have come about in this country and about blossoming of the economy which has been experienced here. There is prosperity and progress everywhere here today which we were able to see even before the airplane touched ground. It is thus with great pleasure that we have come on a visit in the Jamahiriya, impatient to meet our brother, the Guide Gaddafi.”   When Mandela was taken to the ruins of Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli, which was bombed by the Reagan administration in 1986 in an attempt to murder the entire Gaddafi family, he said:   “No country can claim to be the policeman of the world and no state can dictate to another what it should do. Those that yesterday were friends of our enemies have the gall today to tell me not to visit my brother Gaddafi. They are advising us to be ungrateful and forget our friends of the past.”  
   In response, Gaddafi thanked Mandela for his friendship, saying: “Who would ever have said that one day the opportunity for us to meet would become reality. We would like you to know that we are constantly celebrating your fight and that of the South African people, and that we salute your courage during all of those long years you spent in detention in the prison of Apartheid. Not a single day has passed without us having thought of you and your sufferings.”  
  Eight years later, when then U.S. president Bill Clinton visited Mandela in March 1998, Clinton criticized the South African president’s meeting with Muammar Gaddafi. In reaction to that criticism, Mandela straightforwardly replied:   “I have also invited Brother Leader Gaddafi to this country. And I do that because our moral authority dictates that we should not abandon those who helped us in the darkest hour in the history of this country. Not only did the Libyans support us in return, they gave us the resources for us to conduct our struggle, and to win. And those South Africans who have berated me for being loyal to our friends, can literally go and jump into a pool.”  

Mandela on the West  
 Subsequently, let’s hear the ANC leader’s real thoughts on the West that has put him on a posthumous pedestal, and on topics that, to say the least, are not exactly popular among Western leaders.  
 On the U.S. preparing its war against Iraq in 2002: “If you look at those matters, you will come to the conclusion that the attitude of the United States of America is a threat to world peace. If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the USA. They don’t care for human beings.”   In a 1999 speech: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.”   “The UN took a strong stand against apartheid; and over the years, an international consensus was built, which helped to bring an end to this iniquitous system. But we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.” (RT)  

The revolutionary Mad Dog  
On the day of Mandela’s funeral, December 15, 2013, a citizen from Accra, Ghana, expressed:  

“All day long here in Ghana they have been broadcasting live the Memorial Service of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. Courtesy, of course, of the BBC and Deutsche Welle? Why on earth doesn’t Africa have its own Broadcasting Network in this day and age? The news coverage on the BBC is always distorting according to their own interest, and that on Deutsche Welle a bit less, but still not African! And in all of Ghana – a nations with so many media resources – there is not a single foreign correspondent in the lot! Why must Africans always depend on others to tell their own stories to them?! Shame! Shame! Shame!”  
 In fact, there actually was someone working on an African broadcasting network. Someone who already connected the entire African continent by radio, television and telephone. In the early 90s, this person funded the establishment of the Regional African Satellite Communication Organization, which eventually provided Africa with its first own communications satellite on December 26, 2007. A second African satellite was launched in July 2010 and advanced plans for a continental broadcasting network were made. The person who funded at least 70% of this revolutionary project was the revolutionary leader of the Libyan Jamahiriya, Muammar Gaddafi.   Gaddafi thus angered the Western bankers, since Africa no longer would pay the annual $500 million fee to Europe for the use of its satellites, and of course no “self-respecting” banker was willing to fund a project that frees people from their claws. And this was not the only way in which Gaddafi angered the West to the point that he had to be eliminated from their agenda. The leader of the Libyan Al-Fateh Revolution worked hard and came close to embody the famous 1865 quote by American economist Adam Smith, saying: “The economy of any country which relies on the slavery of blacks is destined to descend into hell the day those countries awaken.”   On the eve of the NATO-led war against Libya, Gaddafi’s booming country largely co-funded three projects that would rid Africa from its financial dependence on the West once and for all: the African Investment Bank in the Libyan city of Sirte, the African Monetary Fund (AFM), to be based in the capital of Cameroon, Yaounde, in 2011, and the African Central Bank to be based in the capital of Nigeria, Abuja. Especially the latter angered France – not coincidentally also the main orchestrator of the war on Libya – because it would mean the end of the West African CFA franc and the Central African CFA franc, through which France kept a hold on as much as thirteen African countries. Only two months after Africa said no to Western attempts to join the AFM, Western organized “protests” against the AFM’s  benefactor, Muammar Gaddafi, started to erupt in Libya… ultimately resulting in the freezing of $30 billion by the West, which money mostly was intended for the above mentioned financial projects.   But Gaddafi helped the African continent in more than just material ways. More than any other African leader, he supported Mandela’s ANC’s struggle against the racist regime in South Africa. Above that, many Black Africans, especially sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees, found a new home in Gaddafi’s prosperous Libya.   Gaddafi understood that in order to develop a strong Africa that would be able to finally throw off the shackles of imperialism, unity was the first requirement. The 2009 Chairperson of the African Union also understood the African culture and recognized that African problems need African solutions. During a 2010 meeting in Tripoli, in which he addressed dozens of leaders from across Africa, he told: “African traditions are being replaced with Western culture and multiparty politics is destroying Africa.” Instead, Gaddafi promoted the establishment of a People’s Government (Jamahiriya) in which the power would not belong to (puppet) governments, but to the African people. And nothing scared the Western capitalists more than a united Africa – Muammar Gaddafi’s dream that was about to come true by the end of 2010.  

The problem was Libya had an independent state bank, not part of BIS (Rothschild’s banks) and wanted to switch trading oil from dollars to gold.

Some of what I have found out about Libya & Muammar Al Qaddafi since the brutal, illegal invasion of Libya by Rothschild owned NATO forces.
Not only have I learnt that Qaddafi is NOT a dictator (he stood down after setting up direct democracy) but his people have something to teach us about freedom & independence!
I ask all reading this to do whatever they can to oppose the New World Order, NATO, the UN & our corrupt politicians.
The draft UN report on human rights in Libya before the NATO bombings & invasion.
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/16session/A-HRC-16-15.pdf
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/gaddaffi-wins-amnesty-international-human-rights-award-then-its-cencored/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/wow-that-was-fast-libyan-rebels-have-already-established-a-new-central-bank-of-libya/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/us-uk-and-eu-fighting-alongside-al-quada-in-the-battle-against-secular-freedom-and-direct-democracy/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/libya-a-genocidal-war-crime-that-nato-is-loosing-the-named-shamed-and-blamed/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/africom-the-recolonisation-of-africa-begins/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/world-war-iii-the-unthinkable-cost-of-preserving-the-petrodollar/
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/11/23/bush-and-blair-guilty-as-charged-and-added-to-the-war-criminals-register/

The lukewarm Saint  
When Nelson Mandela endured 27 years of isolation in prison, he paid the price of being the socialist revolutionary and the racial equality fighter that he was. His freedom was taken away by the South African Apartheid regime, a regime that was the result of the infiltration of South Africa by European colonial powers. How come the same colonial powers now consider him to be a hero and a saint? Did the Western elite have a massive change of mind, and thus all of the sudden embraced the exact same ideology that made them put Mandela behind bars a few decades ago?   We only have to take a look at the current situation of the Blacks in NATO-led Libya to understand that this was not quite the case. Libya, in 1951 officially the poorest country in the world, under Gaddafi attained the highest standard of living in Africa. The country’s prosperity attracted many Black African immigrants, during the 2011 war on Libya by the mainstream media purposely misnamed as being “black sub-Saharan African mercenaries”. Gaddafi provided them with work and education. Those immigrant workers, to whom Gaddafi was a hero, a father and a friend, now face the cruelest forms of racism by the Western-installed Libyan puppet regime. Just one telling example is a video in which Libyan “rebels” force Black immigrants to eat the green flag of the Libyan Jamahiriya.      Then why the 180 degrees change of attitude of the West towards Mandela after his release from prison?   Statistics show that still 65% of the Blacks in South Africa remain unemployed, while 90% of the Whites own 90% of South Africa’s wealth. Over the last decades, Apartheid may have disappeared for the visual scene, fact is that Blacks remain poor while Whites remain rich.   Yet the West regards Mandela as the protector of the South African economy. According to a Financial Times journalist, Mandela’s ANC “proved a reliable steward of sub-Sahara Africa’s largest economy, embracing orthodox fiscal and monetary policies.” Canadian The Globe and Mail recently added that Mandela did this “without alienating his radical followers or creating a dangerous factional struggle within his movement”.   In other words, Mandela ran with the hare and hunted with the hounds… mainly economically – and nothing interested, interests and will interest the Western capitalist countries more than economics.   As aptly stated by independent writer Stephen Gowans,  

“Thus, in [The Globe and Mail journalist Doug] Saunder’s view, Mandela was a special kind of leader: one who could use his enormous prestige and charisma to induce his followers to sacrifice their own interests for the greater good of the elite that had grown rich off their sweat, going so far as to acquiesce in the repudiation of their own economic program.”   “”Here is the crucial lesson of Mr. Mandela for modern politicians,” writes Saunders. “The principled successful leader is the one who betrays his party members for the larger interests of the nation. When one has to decide between the rank-and-file and the greater good, the party should never come first.”   “For Saunders and most other mainstream journalists, “the larger interests of the nation” are the larger interests of banks, land owners, bond holders and share holders. This is the idea expressed in the old adage “What’s good for GM [General Motors], is good for America.” Since mainstream media are large corporations, interlocked with other large corporations, and are dependent on still other large corporations for advertising revenue, the placing of an equal sign between corporate interests and the national interest comes quite naturally.”   I believe the dictionary has a word for that: lukewarm.  

  What if Mandela had not danced to the tune of the imperialists?What if he did have said words and did have made plans that were too threatening to the interests of the corporate financiers who run the planet – the reason why Gaddafi had to be killed? Then South Africa under his leadership quite likely would have become what Iraq and Libya currently are: a country in turmoil, torn apart by imperialist powers that Mandela, not inconceivable even out of fear for what they are capable of, preferred to side with.   Also the inevitable question arises: where was Mandela when his brother Gaddafi’s country was bombed for nine months by the most powerful military alliance in modern history? Sources have declared by that time his health was too fragile and he was in a too vulnerable state of mind, for which reason his family deliberately kept him away from news that would severely upset him. Whatever the case may be, the significant fact remains that no ANC member stood up for Gaddafi during the war on Libya the way Gaddafi stood up for his friend Mandela during his imprisonment and afterwards.  

The lesson for us
At the beginning of a new year, let us allow ourselves to take a few moments to reflect on our destiny and on that of the post-Mandela and post-Gaddafi world we live in. We live in a time of transition on all fronts. More than ever we are faced with the choice of being guided by fear – especially by the fear of losing credibility with the public and being punished by “authorities” when we challenge the powers-that-be – or being guided by the freedom of thought. The latter will result in a higher level of understanding of both ourselves and the world around us, which is the main condition for a much needed (r)evolution and for the establishment of true democracy.  

What the world needs now, are “Mad Dogs”.
Revolutionaries with a vision who dare to be unconventional and dare to be so all the way. It is time for us to become a Gaddafi rather than a Mandela. It is time to let the walls of fear around our thinking fall away. It is time to break free from the fear of not being liked, of no longer being accepted, of being looked upon differently, of being branded an outcast, a lunatic, a conspiracy theorist or anything bad when we raise our voices.   We need to dare to totally tear aside the veil of Apartheid that mights and media use to cover up what is really going on in the world. Only then real progress can be achieved.  

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;   None but ourselves can free our mind.” – Bob Marley

http://www.globalresearch.ca/branded-african-icons-mandela-and-gaddafi-the-saint-versus-the-mad-dog/5363898

MANDELA WAS A HERO
HE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT AND LOST!
HE PAID THE PRICE AND SPENT MOST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON
PRISON BROKE HIM
WHEN HE WAS RELEASED ,HIS FIGHT AND HIS IDEOLOGY HAD GONE
HE STILL GAVE US THE SOUNDBYTES ,BUT THE ACTUAL BITES HAD GONE.
SINCE THEN HE WAS USED AS A POSTER BOY FOR THE NEO-LIBERAL/NEO-CON AGENDA
AND SOUTH AFRICA STILL SUFFERS THE INJUSTICE AND POVERTY THAT MUMMAR GADDAFI SOLVED VERY ,VERY QUICKLY IN LYBIA
…….THAT IS UNTIL THE WEST AND CAMERON AND OBAMA BOMBED THE SECULAR SWITZERLAND OF AFRICA AND ITS GREAT INFRASTRUCTURE BACK TO THE STONE AGE AND CREATED A DYSFUNCTIONAL TERRORIST SUPPORTTING  ISLAMIC STATE OF LYBIA!!! 

NATO establishes its first Islamic state: “The Arab Spring” has been replaced in the Maghreb countries with “Sharia Autumn”.
By Global Research
Global Research, October 25, 2011
Azerbaijan Business Center and Stop NATO 25 October 2011
Democratic Libya, created by NATO member states’ bombers and task forces, has declared itself an Islamic state. The Transitional National Council of Libya has already announced that no other laws, except for sharia, will act in the country any longer.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/nato-establishes-its-first-islamic-state-the-arab-spring-has-been-replaced-in-the-maghreb-countries-with-sharia-autumn/27302
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/death-squads-for-democracy-on-tour-coming-to-a-city-near-you/?relatedposts_exclude=3834
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/a-short-history-of-global-domination-or-rockefella-rothschild-and-the-capitalist-communist-nwo-con/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/bonuses-for-dummies-or-the-bonus-myth/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/the-rich-get-richer-the-poor-get-the-picture/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/end-the-theft-with-direct-democracy/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/all-wars-are-bankers-wars-politions-are-just-thier-cheerleaders/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/british-establishment-paedophile-rings-and-their-global-partners/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/the-traitor-teflon-tony/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/is-america-on-the-path-to-permanent-war-beware-false-flags-and-fake-war-for-unreal-profit/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/us-government-spreading-freedom-and-democracy-since-1945/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/us-government-making-a-killing-on-war/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/representative-governments-are-just-terrorists-drug-dealers-murders-paedophileswar-criminalsthieves-psychopaths-traitors-and-liars-with-a-couple-of-useful-idiots-thrown-in-for-window-dressi/


Top 40 Censored Stories from 2012-2013

January 4, 2014

Here is my version of Project Censored’s Top 25 censord news stories
The presentation of this year’s Top 25(My top 40)  stories extends the tradition originated by Professor Carl Jensen and his Sonoma State students in 1976, while reflecting how the expansion of the Project to include affiliate faculty and students from campuses across the country and around the world—initiated several years ago as outgoing director Peter Phillips passed the reins to current director Mickey Huff—has made the Project even more diverse and robust. During this year’s cycle, Project Censored reviewed 233 Validated Independent News stories (VINs) representing the collective efforts of 219 college students and 56 professors from 18 college and university campuses that participate in our affiliate program and 13 additional community evaluators.

40. Evidence Points to Guantánamo Dryboarding

In June 2006, three Guantánamo prisoners were found dead in their cells, hanging from what appeared to be makeshift nooses. Although the Department of Defense declared the deaths suicides, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) inquiry found evidence inconsistent with suicide—including the fact that the prisoners’ hands were bound behind their backs. The NCIS evidence suggests that the prisoners died from lethal interrogations that included dryboarding, a technique using controlled suffocation.

http://www.projectcensored.org/25-evidence-points-to-guantanamo-dryboarding/

39. Alabama Farmers Look to Replace Migrants with Prisoners  

Alabama’s expansive anti-immigrant law, HB56, has been so economically devastating that farmers in the state sought legislation to force hard labor on prison inmates eligible for work release programs, to “help farms fill the gap and find sufficient labor.” The state’s Department of Corrections opposed the legislation, noting that its approximately 2,000 prisoners eligible for work release already have jobs, and that “the prison system isn’t the solution to worker shortages caused by the law.”

http://www.projectcensored.org/24-alabama-farmers-look-to-replace-migrants-with-prisoners/

38. US Covers up Afghan Massacre  

Although the March 2012 massacre of sixteen unarmed Afghan civilians, nine of whom were children, received a great deal of news coverage, independent news sources have focused on whether one US solider acting alone—as US officials have insisted—or multiple US soldiers—as Afghan witnesses and Afghan President Hamid Karzai contend—bear direct responsibility for the killings. These reports highlight the fundamental responsibility of US high military command, including President Obama, for the crimes committed by its troops.

http://www.projectcensored.org/23-us-covers-up-afghan-massacre/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/afghanistans-my-lia-is-the-bloody-reality-and-the-usa-big-lie-is-the-official-reality-business-as-usual-in-the-theatre-of-war/

37. Wachovia Bank Laundered Money for Latin American Drug Cartels

Between 2004 and 2007, Wachovia Bank handled funds totaling $378.4 billion for Mexican currency-exchange houses acting on behalf of drug cartels. The transactions amount to the largest violation of the Bank Secrecy Act, an anti-money-laundering law, in US history. This case is not exceptional; Wachovia is just one of several US and European banks that drug cartels have used to launder money.

http://www.projectcensored.org/22-wachovia-bank-laundered-money-for-latin-american-drug-cartels/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/dying-for-drugs-drugs-war-finance-and-your-government-representative/

36 New York Police Plant Drugs on Innocent People to Meet Arrest Quotas

A host of stories document how the New York Police Department operates outside the very laws it is charged with enforcing. In October 2011, a former NYPD narcotics detective testified that he regularly saw police plant drugs on innocent people as a way to meet arrest quotas. The NYPD’s controversial “stop and frisk” program has invested seventy-five million dollars to arrest suspects for possessing minimal amounts of marijuana. Each arrest costs approximately $1,000 to $2,000. Although NYPD use of unlawful restraints and disproportionate force to arrest peaceful Occupy protesters has received some news coverage, police brutality directed against people of color continues to go underreported.

http://www.projectcensored.org/19-new-york-police-plant-drugs-on-innocent-people-to-meet-arrest-quotas/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/confessions-of-a-drug-fiend/

35. Students Crushed By One Trillion Dollars in Student Loans

In April 2012, US student loan debt topped one trillion dollars, more than credit card debt. Although corporate media dutifully reported this milestone, they underplayed its significance and ignored one promising solution. Student loan debt is the only form of consumer loan debt that has increased substantially since 2008. The threat of massive student loan defaults requiring another taxpayer bailout is a systemic risk as serious as the bank failures that brought the US economy to the brink of collapse in 2008.   http://www.projectcensored.org/17-students-crushed-by-one-trillion-dollars-in-student-loans/

34. Sexual Violence against Women Soldiers on the Rise and under Wraps

The 2005 death of US Army Private LaVena Johnson, officially ruled suicide by the Department of Defense, in fact exemplifies the sexual violence that female soldiers encounter while serving their country. Johnson’s autopsy revealed wounds inconsistent with suicide, including chemical burns that many believe were intended to destroy DNA evidence of rape. The Pentagon has tried to intimidate reporters and editors working on stories about Johnson. Johnson’s case is among at least twenty where female soldiers have died under suspicious circumstances. The mysterious deaths coincide with an increase in sexual violence against women in the military. According to the Department of Defense, in 2010, there were 3,158 total reports of sexual assault in the military. The DOD estimates that this number represents only 13.5 percent of the actual assaults, making the total number of military rapes and sexual assaults in excess of 19,000 for the year.

http://www.projectcensored.org/16-sexual-violence-against-women-soldiers-on-the-rise-and-under-wraps/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/the-modern-military-meat-grinder-and-fake-hero-worship/

33. US Joins Forces with al-Qaeda in Syria

The US, Britain, France, and some conservative Arab allies have funded and armed the Syrian rebellion from its start in 2011. In fact, the US has been funding groups against Bashar al-Assad since the mid-1990s. However, the anti-Assad ranks include members of al-Qaeda, Hamas, and other groups that the United States lists as terrorist organizations.

http://www.projectcensored.org/12-us-joins-forces-with-al-qaeda-in-syria/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/americans-lie-and-people-die-why-the-claims-about-syria-and-chemical-weapons-are-bullshit/

32. Members of Congress Grow Wealthier Despite Recession

The net worth of the members of Congress continues to rise regardless of the economic recession. An analysis of financial disclosure forms by Roll Call magazine, using the minimum valuation of assets, showed that members of the House and Senate in 2010 had a collective net worth of $2.04 billion, a $390 million increase from the $1.65 billion held in 2008. Disclosure forms do not include non-income-producing assets.

http://www.projectcensored.org/11-members-of-congress-grow-wealthier-despite-recession/

31. Prison Slavery in Today’s USA

The US comprises less than 5 percent of the world’s population, yet US prisons hold more than 25 percent of all people imprisoned globally. Many of these prisoners labor at twenty-three cents per hour, or similar wages, in federal prisons contracted by the Bureau of Prisons’ UNICOR, a quasi-public, for-profit corporation, which is the US government’s thirty-ninth largest contractor. As incarceration rates explode in the US, thousands are placed in solitary confinement, often for having committed minor disciplinary infractions within prison.

http://www.projectcensored.org/9-prison-slavery-in-todays-usa/

30. NATO War Crimes in Libya

Although the rationale of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for entry into Libyan conflict invoked humanitarian principles, the results have proven far from humane. In July 2011, NATO aircraft bombed Libya’s main water supply facility, which provided water to approximately 70 percent of the nation’s population. And, in a failed attempt to appear unbiased and objective, the BBC has revealed, almost a year after the information was relayed by independent media, that British Special Forces played a key role in steering and supervising Libya’s “freedom fighters” to victory.

http://www.projectcensored.org/8-nato-war-crimes-in-libya/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/gaddaffi-wins-amnesty-international-human-rights-award-then-its-cencored/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/libya-a-genocidal-war-crime-that-nato-is-loosing-the-named-shamed-and-blamed/

29. First Federal Reserve Audit Reveals Trillions Loaned to Major Banks

An audit of the First Federal Reserve reveals sixteen trillion dollars in secret bailouts to major American and European banks during the height of the global financial crisis, from 2007 to 2010. Morgan Stanley received up to $107.3 billion, Citigroup took $99.5 billion, and Bank of America $91.4 billion, according to data obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, months of litigation, and an act of Congress.

http://www.projectcensored.org/5-first-federal-reserve-audit-reveals-trillions-loaned-to-major-banks/

28. FBI Agents Responsible for Majority of Terrorist Plots in the United States

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has embarked on an unusual approach to ensure that the United States is secure from future terrorist attacks. The agency has developed a network of nearly 15,000 spies to infiltrate various communities in an attempt to uncover terrorist plots. However, these moles are actually assisting and encouraging people to commit crimes. Many informants receive cash rewards of up to $100,000 per case.

http://www.projectcensored.org/4-fbi-agents-responsible-for-majority-of-terrorist-plots-in-the-united-states/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/america-is-running-the-worlds-largest-terrorist-operation-experts-on-the-left-and-the-right-agree/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/death-squads-for-democracy-on-tour-coming-to-a-city-near-you/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/911-the-case-for-an-inside-job/

27. Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Worse than Anticipated

Developing evidence from a number of independent sources suggests that the negative consequences of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are far greater than first acknowledged or understood. An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout in Japan, according to a December 2011 report published in the International Journal of Health Services. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency’s radiation-detection network (RadNet) has serious drawbacks, including a lack of maintenance and equipment that is often improperly calibrated.

http://www.projectcensored.org/3-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-worse-than-anticipated/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/30-reasons-why-the-japanese-government-and-big-business-are-lying-to-us/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/the-lies-of-nuclear-power-the-links-between-wmds-and-renewable-energies/

26. 2012: The International Year of Cooperatives

The United Nations named 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives. According to the UN, nearly one billion people worldwide are co-op member-owners, and the co-op is expected to be the world’s fastest growing business model by 2025. Worker-owned cooperatives provide for equitable distribution of wealth and genuine connection to the workplace, two key components of a sustainable economy.

http://www.projectcensored.org/7-2012-the-international-year-of-cooperatives/

25. Israel Gave Birth Control to Ethiopian Immigrants Without Their Consent  

In January 2013, Israel acknowledged that medical authorities have been giving Ethiopian immigrants long-term birth-control injections, often without their knowledge or consent. The Israeli government had previously denied the charges, which were first brought to light by investigative reporter Gal Gabbay in a December 8, 2012, broadcast of Israeli Educational Television’s news program, Vacuum. In January, the Israeli Health Ministry’s director-general, Ron Gamzu, ordered all gynecologists to stop administering the drugs

http://www.projectcensored.org/25-israel-gave-birth-control-ethiopian-immigrants-without-consent/

Palestinian Women Prisoners Shackled during Childbirth

Female Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons are treated inhumanely and often denied medical care, and legal representation, and are forced to live in squalid conditions. The conditions and violations faced by women in Israeli jails need to be addressed from a gender perspective, according to CEDAW, the United Nation’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

http://www.projectcensored.org/18-palestinian-women-prisoners-shackled-during-childbirth/

24. Widespread GMO Contamination: Did Monsanto Plant GMOs Before USDA Approval?  

Monsanto introduced genetically modified alfalfa in 2003—a full two years before it was  deregulated, according to recently released evidence. Global Research reported that a letter from Cal/West Seeds indicated that “evidence of contamination was withheld and the USDA turned a blind eye to proof of contamination,” thus allowing widespread GMO contamination of GMO-free crops. The Cal/West Seeds letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) stated they found the Roundup Ready gene in foundation production lots seeds in 2005: according to the letter, the GMO-contaminated foundation seed originated in 2003 from a field in Solano County, California. The letter stated, “Cal/West Seeds had zero access to Roundup Ready seed at that time; therefore we assume the contamination originated from an external source.”

http://www.projectcensored.org/24-widespread-gmo-contamination-monsanto-plant-gmos-usda-approval/

23. Transaction Tax Helps Civilize Wall Street and Lower the National Debt

 In February 2013, United States senators Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) introduced a bill to implement a new tax of three basis points (that is, three pennies for every hundred dollars) on most nonconsumer stock trades. If made law, the tax could generate $350 billion in federal revenues over the next ten years.  Describing the proposed tax as a “simple matter of fairness and fiscal sanity,” Senator Harkin elaborated, “We need the new revenue generated by this tax in order to reduce deficits (after sequestration) and maintain critical investments in education, infrastructure, and job creation. . . . Wall Street (investors) can easily bear this modest tax.”

http://www.projectcensored.org/23-transaction-tax-helps-civilize-wall-street-lower-national-debt/

22. Pennsylvania Law Gags Doctors to Protect Big Oil’s “Proprietary Secrets”  

In communities affected by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” people understand that this process of drilling for natural gases puts the environment and their health at risk. In February 2013, legislators in Pennsylvania—a state on the forefront of a national debate over fracking—passed a law that requires oil companies to disclose the identity and amount of chemicals used in fracking fluids to health professionals who request the information so that they can diagnosis or treat patients who may have been exposed to hazardous chemicals. However, as Kate Sheppard reported for Mother Jones, a provision in the new bill requires those health professionals to sign a confidentiality agreement stating that they will not disclose that information to anyone else—not even their own patients. The companies deem the chemical ingredients used in the process as “proprietary secrets.”

http://www.projectcensored.org/22-pennsylvania-law-gags-doctors-protect-big-oils-proprietary-secrets/

21. Monsanto and India’s “Suicide Economy”  

Monsanto has a long history of contamination and cover-up. In India, another Monsanto cover-up is ongoing. Since 1995, nearly 300,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide due to massive debt. Monsanto has argued that these suicides have no single cause. However, there is clear evidence that Monsanto’s Bt cotton is implicated. Physicist and author Vandana Shiva has been monitoring what is going on in these rural farming towns. Shiva noted, “The price per kilogram of cotton seeds [has gone] from 7 to 17,000 rupees. . . . Monsanto sells its GMO seeds on fraudulent claims of yields of 1,500 kg/year when farmers harvest 300–400 kg/year on an average.” Shiva and other critics have concluded that Monsanto’s profit-driven policies have led to a “suicide economy” in India.

http://www.projectcensored.org/21-monsanto-indias-suicide-economy/

20. Israel Counted Minimum Calorie Needs in Gaza Blockade

Declassified documents reveal that the Israeli military calculated how many calories a typical Gazan would need to survive, in order to determine how much food to supply the Gaza Strip during Israel’s 2007–2010 blockade. The Israeli human rights group Gisha, which campaigns against Israel’s Gaza blockade, fought a legal battle to force the Israeli Ministry of Defense to release the documents.  Israel began its blockade in September 2007, identifying Gaza as a “hostile territory” that had been “seized” by Hamas. Israel claimed that the blockade was necessary to weaken Hamas. Critics accused the Israeli government of targeting Gaza’s more than 1.5 million people in its failed effort to overthrow Hamas.

http://www.projectcensored.org/20-israel-counted-minimum-calorie-needs-gaza-blockade/

19. The Power of Peaceful Revolution in Iceland  

Iceland is experiencing one of the greatest economic comebacks of all time, reported Alex Pietrowski.  After privatization of the nation’s banking sector, completed in 2000, private bankers borrowed $120 billion (ten times the size of Iceland’s economy), creating a huge economic bubble that doubled housing prices and made a small percentage of the country’s population exceedingly wealthy. When the bubble burst, the bankers left the nation on the verge of bankruptcy and its citizens with an unpayable debt.  In October 2008, Iceland’s people took to the streets in response to the economic crisis caused by the banksters. Over a span of five months, the main bank of Iceland was nationalized, government officials were forced to resign, the old government was liquidated, and a new government was established. By March 2010, Iceland’s people voted to deny payment of the 3,500 million debt created by the bankers, and about 200 high-level executives and bankers responsible for the economic crisis in the country were either arrested or faced criminal charges

http://www.projectcensored.org/19-power-peaceful-revolution-iceland/

18. Fracking Our Food Supply

The effects of hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) on food supply and the environment are slowly emerging. The fracking process runs contrary to safe sustainable food production. In the agriculturally and energy-rich region called the Marcellus Shale, a tug-of-war between food producers and energy companies has begun.  Chemicals used in the fracking process contaminate surrounding land, water, and air. Ranchers in Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Louisiana, and New Mexico have been reporting health problems and incidents of dead and tainted livestock, due to elevated levels of contaminants from nearby wells.

http://www.projectcensored.org/18-fracking-food-supply/

17. The Creative Commons Celebrates Ten Years of Sharing and Cultural Creation

Creative Commons (CC) is celebrating ten years of helping writers, artists, technologists, and other creators share their knowledge and creativity with the world. CC provides free, public, and standardized licenses that allow creators to share their material with others and help create a balance between the open nature of public domain (e.g., the Internet) and copyright laws. The first CC licenses were issued in December 2002, and they now number in the millions. For example, governments and libraries make their information available to the public using CC tools. YouTube now has over four million videos available under Creative Commons, allowing everyone to use, remix, and edit them.  A strong push for copyright reform is currently occurring around the world—coming both from the increased recognition of public/user rights as well as the need for author protection. Creative Commons and the free culture movement envision a new world in which partnership premised on shared benefits replaces the false battle between self-interest and community

http://www.projectcensored.org/17-creative-commons-celebrates-ten-years-sharing-cultural-creation/

16. Journalism Under Attack Around the Globe

The world is a more dangerous place for journalists. Journalists are increasingly at risk of being killed or imprisoned for doing their jobs, a situation that imperils press freedom. From 2011 to 2012, the number of journalists behind bars because of their work increased from 53 to 232, and the 70 journalists killed in the line of duty during 2012 represents a 43 percent increase, compared with 2011, according to a study by the Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ). Over the past two decades, a journalist is killed once every eight days.  Dave Lindorff, of ThisCantBeHappening!, writes that “the incidence of journalists killed by US forces in recent US conflicts has been much, much greater than it ever was in earlier wars, such as the one in Vietnam, or in Korea or World War II,” begging the question of whether some of the deaths have been “deliberate, perhaps with the intent of keeping journalists in line.”

http://www.projectcensored.org/16-journalism-attack-around-globe/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/murdochs-murderous-media-muppet-show-meltdown/

15. Food Riots: The New Normal?

Reduced land productivity, combined with elevated oil costs and population growth, threaten a systemic, global food crisis. Citing findings from a study by Paul and Anne Ehrlich, published by the Royal Society, Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed identified the links among intensifying economic inequality, debt, climate change, and fossil fuel dependency to conclude that a global food crisis is now “undeniable.”

http://www.projectcensored.org/15-food-riots-new-normal/

14. Wireless Technology a Looming Health Crisis

As a multitude of hazardous wireless technologies are deployed in homes, schools, and workplaces, government officials and industry representatives continue to insist on their safety despite growing evidence to the contrary. Extensive deployment of “smart grid” technology hastens this looming health crisis.

http://www.projectcensored.org/14-wireless-technology-looming-health-crisis/

Dangers of Everyday Technology

Recent research raises compelling concerns about two commonplace technologies, cellular phones and microwave ovens. Heavy, long-term exposure to cell phone radiation increases risks for certain types of cancer, including leukemia, and in males impairs sperm production. Prenatal exposure to cell phone radiation has been shown to produce blood-brain barrier leakage, and brain, liver, and eye damage. The microwave radiation that heats food also creates free radicals that can become carcinogenic, while the consumption of microwaved foods is associated with short-term decreases in white blood cells. The Food and Drug Administration has yet to recognize studies that indicate microwave ovens alter foods’ nutritional structure, and, as with the dangers of cell phone use, most studies indicating minimal or no health risks are, in fact, industry-sponsored.

http://www.projectcensored.org/15-dangers-of-everyday-technology

13. A Fifth of Americans Go Hungry

An August 2012 Gallup poll showed that 18.2 percent of Americans lacked sufficient money for needed food at least once over the previous year. To make matters worse, the worst drought in half a century impacted 80 percent of agricultural lands in the country, increasing food prices. Despite this, in 2012, Congress considered cutting support for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)— the official name of its food stamp program—as part of the 2013 Farm Bill.

http://www.projectcensored.org/13-fifth-americans-go-hungry/

12. The US Has Left Iraq with an Epidemic of Cancers and Birth Defects

High levels of lead, mercury, and depleted uranium are believed to be causing birth defects, miscarriages, and cancer for people living in the Iraqi cities of Basra and Fallujah. Researchers have claimed that the United States bombings of Basra and Fallujah are to blame for this rapidly increasing health crisis.  A recent study showed more than 50 percent of babies born in Fallujah have a birth defect, while one in six pregnancies ends in a miscarriage.  Military officials continue to dodge questions about the attacks, and about use of depleted uranium in particular, while maintaining silence about the health crisis. Instead, the US government has dismissed the reports as controversial and baseless.

http://www.projectcensored.org/12-us-left-iraq-epidemic-cancers-birth-defects/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/flags-burn-as-last-us-troops-trickle-out-of-iraq/

11. Bush Blocked Iran Nuclear Deal

According to a former top Iranian negotiator, Seyed Hossein Mousavian, in 2005 Iran offered a deal to the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom that would have made it impossible for Iran to build nuclear weapons. At that time, Iran did not have the capability to fabricate fuel rods. The offer included the plan to ship its uranium to an “agreed upon country” for enrichment in exchange for yellowcake, the raw material used to make fuel rods. Once uranium is fabricated into fuel rods, it is practically impossible to reconvert for military purposes. As Gareth Porter reports for Consortium News, Mousavian’s account makes it clear that President George W. Bush’s administration “refused to countenance any Iranian enrichment capability, regardless of the circumstances.”  The French and German governments were prepared at the time to discuss the offer and open up negotiations, but the UK vetoed the proposal at the insistence of the United States. “They were ready to compromise but the US was an obstacle,” Mousavian reported in his 2012 memoir, The Iranian Nuclear Crisis.

http://www.projectcensored.org/11-bush-blocked-iran-nuclear-deal/

10. A “Culture of Cruelty” along Mexico–US Border

Migrants crossing the Mexico–US border not only face dangers posed by an unforgiving desert but also abuse at the hands of the US Border Patrol. During their journey through the desert, migrants risk dehydration, starvation, exhaustion, and the possibility of being threatened and robbed. Unfortunately, the dangers continue if they come in contact with the Border Patrol. In “A Culture of Cruelty,” the organization No More Deaths revealed human rights violations by the US Border Patrol including limiting or denying migrants water and food, verbal and physical abuse, and failing to provide necessary medical attention. Female migrants face additional violations including sexual abuse, according to No More Deaths. As Erika L. Sánchez reported, “Dehumanization of immigrants is actually part of the Border Patrol’s institutional culture. Instances of misconduct are not aberrations, but common practice.” The Border Patrol has denied any wrongdoing and has not been held responsible for these abuses.

http://www.projectcensored.org/10-culture-cruelty-along-mexico-us-border/

9. Icelanders Vote to Include Commons(Natural Resources) in Their Constitution

In October 2012, Icelanders voted in an advisory referendum regarding six proposed policy changes to the nation’s 1944 Constitution. In response to the question, “In the new Constitution, do you want natural resources that are not privately owned to be declared national property?,” Iceland’s citizens responded with a decisive “yes.” Eighty-one percent of those voting supported the commons proposal.  The constitutional reforms are a direct response to the nation’s 2008 financial crash, when Iceland’s unregulated banks borrowed more than the country’s gross domestic product from international wholesale money markets. As Jessica Conrad of On the Commons reported, “It is clear that citizens are beginning to recognize the value of what they share together over the perceived wealth created by the market economy.”  After the October vote, Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir said, “The people have put the parliament on probation.”

http://www.projectcensored.org/9-icelanders-vote-include-commons-constitution/

8. Bank Interests Inflate Global Prices by 35 to 40 Percent

A stunning 35 to 40 percent of everything we buy goes to interest. As Ellen Brown reported, “That helps explain how wealth is systematically transferred from Main Street to Wall Street.” In her report, Brown cited the work of Margrit Kennedy, PhD, whose research in Germany documents interest charges ranging from 12 percent for garbage collection, to 38 percent for drinking water, and 77 percent for rent in public housing.  Kennedy found that the bottom 80 percent pay the hidden interest charges that the top 10 percent collect, making interest a strongly regressive tax that the poor pay to the rich.  Drawing on Kennedy’s data, Brown estimated that if we had a financial system that returned the interest collected from the public directly to the public, 35 percent could be lopped off the price of everything we buy.  To this end, she has advocated direct reimbursement. According to Brown, “We could do it by turning the banks into public utilities and their profits into public assets. Profits would return to the public, either reducing taxes or increasing the availability of public services and infrastructure.”

http://www.projectcensored.org/8-bank-interests-inflate-global-prices-35-40-percent/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/bankers-cost-each-one-of-us-8-40-for-every-1-they-produce-so-do-politions/

7. Merchants of Death and Nuclear Weapons

The Physicians for Social Responsibility released a study estimating that one billion people—one-seventh of the human race—could starve over the decade following a single nuclear detonation  The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) released its 180-page study showing that nuclear-armed nations spend over $100 billion each year assembling new warheads, modernizing old ones, and building ballistic missiles, bombers, and submarines to launch them. The US still has about 2,500 nuclear weapons deployed and 2,600 more as backup. Washington and Moscow account for 90 percent of all nuclear weapons. Despite a White House pledge to seek a world without nuclear weapons, the 2011 federal budget for nuclear weapons research and development exceeded $7 billion and could (if the Obama administration has its way) exceed $8 billion per year by the end of this decade.  Nuclear-armed nations spend over $100 billion each year on weapons programs. The institutions most heavily involved in financing nuclear arms makers include Bank of America, BlackRock, and JPMorgan Chase in the United States; BNP Paribas in France; Allianz and Deutsche Bank in Germany; Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in Japan; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) and Banco Santander in Spain; Credit Suisse and UBS in Switzerland; and Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, and Royal Bank of Scotland in Britain.

http://www.projectcensored.org/7-merchants-death-nuclear-weapons/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/10-most-radioactive-places-on-earth/

6. Billionaires’ Rising Wealth Intensifies Poverty and Inequality

As a direct result of existing financial policies, the world’s one hundred richest people grew to be $241 billion richer in 2012. This makes them collectively worth $1.9 trillion, just slightly less than the United Kingdom’s total economic output.  A few of the policies responsible for this occurrence are the reduction of tax rates and tax enforcement, the privatization of public assets, wage controls and the destruction of collective bargaining. These same policies that are building up the richest people are causing colossal hardships to the rest of the world’s population.  George Monbiot has attributed this situation to neoliberal policies, which produce economic outcomes contrary to those predicted, and even promised, by advocates of neoliberal policy and laissez faire markets  Wage inequality and unemployment have both skyrocketed, making the economy increasingly unstable with monumental amounts of debt. Monbiot observed, “The complete failure of this world-scale experiment is no impediment to its repetition. This has nothing to do with economics. It has everything to do with power.”

http://www.projectcensored.org/6-billionaires-rising-wealth-intensifies-poverty-inequality/

5.Antigovernment Groups on Rise across US

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which monitors hate groups and antigovernment groups, released a report showing that 1,360 radical, antigovernment “patriot” groups and 321 militias actively operate within the United States. Released in March 2013, these statistics show an 813 percent rise in the number of such groups since 2008, with increasing numbers each year.

http://www.projectcensored.org/5-antigovernment-groups-rise-across-us/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/beware-fake-libertarians-and-false-prophets-for-virtual-profits/

4. Obama’s War on Whistleblowers

Despite rhetoric to the contrary, the Obama administration is targeting government whistleblowers, having invoked the otherwise dormant Espionage Act of 1917 seven times. The Obama justice department has also used the Intelligence Identities Protection Act to obtain a conviction against Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) whistleblower John Kiriakou for exposing the waterboarding of prisoners, ironically making Kiriakou the first CIA official to be sentenced to prison in connection with the torture program. The justice department charged former National Security Agency senior executive Thomas Drake with espionage for exposing hundreds of millions of dollars of waste.  The highly visible prosecution of Bradley Manning has become what some may argue to be the most effective deterrent for government whistleblowers. Manning admitted to leaking troves of classified documents to WikiLeaks, but pleaded not guilty on counts of espionage.

http://www.projectcensored.org/4-obamas-war-whistleblowers/

3. Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens a Regime of Corporate Global Governance

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), branded as a trade agreement and negotiated in unprecedented secrecy, is actually an enforceable transfer of sovereignty from nations and their people to foreign corporations.  As of December 2012, eleven countries were involved—Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States—with the possibility of more joining in the future due to inclusion of an unusual “docking agreement.”  While the public, US Congress, and the press are locked out, 600 corporate advisors are meeting with officials of signatory governments behind closed doors to complete text for the world’s biggest multinational trade agreement, which aims to penalize countries that protect their workers, consumers, or environment.  Leaked text from the thirty-chapter agreement has revealed that negotiators have already agreed to many radical terms, granting expansive new rights and privileges for foreign investors and their enforcement through extrajudicial “investor-state” tribunals. Through these, corporations would be given special authority to dispute laws, regulations, and court decisions. Foreign firms could extract unlimited amounts of taxpayer money as compensation for “financial damages” to “expected future profits” caused by efforts to protect domestic finance, health, labor, environment, land use, and other laws they claim undermine their new TPP privileges.

http://www.projectcensored.org/3-trans-pacific-partnership-threatens-regime-corporate-global-governance/

2. Richest Global 1 Percent Hide Trillions in Tax Havens

The global 1 percent hold twenty-one to thirty-two trillion dollars in offshore havens in order to evade taxes, according to James S. Henry, the former chief economist at the global management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company. Based on data from the Bank for International Settlements, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and 139 countries, Henry found that the top 1 percent hid more than the total annual economic output of the US and Japan combined. For perspective, this hidden wealth is at least seven times the amount—$3 trillion—that many estimates suggest would be necessary to end global poverty.

http://www.projectcensored.org/2-richest-global-1-percent-hide-trillions-tax-havens/

Who Are the Top 1 Percent and How Do They Earn a Living?

The richest 1 percent of the country now owns more than 40 percent of the wealth and takes home nearly a quarter of national income. Evidence based on tax returns indicates that this superelite 1 percent consists of nonfinancial executives, financial professionals, and members of the legal, real estate, and medical professions. Earnings at this level correlate with deregulation and the other legal changes that brought on the financial crisis. While the 99 percent deal with the direct consequences of that crisis, the 1 percent increasingly have left behind deteriorating neighborhoods in favor of wealthy enclaves, further isolating themselves, according to a 2011 Stanford University study.

http://www.projectcensored.org/14-who-are-the-top-1-percent-and-how-do-they-earn-a-living/

Small Network of Corporations Run the Global Economy

A University of Zurich study reported that a small group of companies—mainly banks—wields huge power over the global economy. The study is the first to look at all 43,060 transnational corporations and the web of ownership among them. The researchers’ network analysis identified 147 companies that form a “super entity,” controlling 40 percent of the global economy’s total wealth. The close connections mean that the network could be prone to “systemic risk” and vulnerable to collapse

http://www.projectcensored.org/6-small-network-of-corporations-run-the-global-economy/

1. Bradley Manning and the Failure of Corporate Media

In February 2013, United States military intelligence analyst Bradley Manning confessed in court to providing vast archives of military and diplomatic files to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, saying he wanted the information to become public “to make the world a better place” and that he hoped to “spark a domestic debate on the role of the military in (US) foreign policy.” The 700,000 released documents revealed a multitude of previously secret crimes and acts of deceit and corruption by US military and government officials.  According to Manning’s testimony in February 2013, he tried to release the Afghanistan and Iraq War Logs through conventional sources. In winter 2010, he contacted the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Politico in hopes that they would publish the materials. Only after being rebuffed by these three outlets did Manning begin uploading documents to WikiLeaks  Indeed, US corporate media have largely shunned Manning’s case, not to mention the importance of the information he released. When corporate media have focused on Manning, this coverage has often emphasized his sexual orientation and past life, rather than his First Amendment rights or the abusive nature of his imprisonment, which includes almost three years without trial and nearly one year in “administrative segregation,” the military equivalent of solitary.  In his February 2013 court appearance, Manning pled guilty to twelve of the twenty-two charges against him, including the capital offense of “aiding and abetting the enemy.” He faces the possibility of a life sentence without parole. His severe treatment is a warning to other possible whistleblowers.

http://www.projectcensored.org/1-bradley-manning-failure-corporate-media/

 Signs of an Emerging Police State

Since the passage of the 2001 PATRIOT Act, the United States has become increasingly monitored and militarized at the expense of civil liberties. The 2012 passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has allowed the military to detain indefinitely without trial any US citizen that the government labels a terrorist or an accessory to terrorism, while President Barack Obama’s signing of the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order has authorized widespread federal and military control of the national economy and resources during “emergency and non-emergency conditions.” Since 2010, the Department of Homeland Security’s If You See Something, Say Something™ campaign has encouraged the public to report all suspicious activity to local authorities, even though actions that the DHS identifies as “suspicious” include the constitutionally protected right to criticize the government or engage in nonviolent protest.

http://www.projectcensored.org/1-signs-of-an-emerging-police-state/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/police-states-theirs-and-ours/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/undercover-officer-feels-suicidal-due-to-his-actions-as-an-agent-provocateur/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/2012-a-brave-new-world-where-war-is-peace-and-slavery-is-freedom/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/nypd-new-york-paid-detail-the-corporate-police-dept-protecting-and-serving-the-elite-at-taxpayers-expense/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/albert-einstein-a-foolish-faith-in-authority-is-the-worst-enemy-of-the-truth/

DRUM ROLL………
AND FINALLY
CUTHULANS TOP 10 POSTS OF 2013 ARE……..
1 A LIST OF CHILD SEX OFFENDERS INSIDE THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/09/a-list-of-child-sex-offenders-inside-the-british-government/
2 Scottish Highland Clans and Native American Tribes the Ancient ,Historical and Modern Links
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/scottish-highland-clans-and-native-american-tribes-the-ancient-historical-and-modern-links/
3 UK Government Blackmailed into War? Blair covers MP’s paedophile ring and the Dunblane massacre!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/07/uk-government-blackmailed-into-war-blair-covers-mps-paedophile-ring-and-the-dunblane-massacre/
4 Bin Laden Dead …AGAIN!! Photoshopped pictures crime scene burnt ,body disposed of, Obama presidency more popular,Beware WWIII !!!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/bin-laden-dead-again-photoshopped-pictures-crime-scene-burnt-body-disposed-of-obama-presidency-more-popularbeware-wwiii/
5 British establishment paedophile rings and their Global Partners
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/british-establishment-paedophile-rings-and-their-global-partners/
6 The History of the Celtic People
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/the-history-of-the-celtic-people/
7 HERE IS A LIST OF 100 PAEDOPHILE COUNCILLORS OR UK POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATED MEMBERS THEY ARE AMONG THE PEOPLE WHO HELP RUN OUR COUNTRY !
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/here-is-a-list-of-100-paedophile-councillors-or-uk-political-party-affiliated-members-they-are-among-the-people-who-help-run-our-country/
8 Pope Benedict is leaving the papacy because….
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/pope-benedict-is-leaving-the-papacy-because/
9 The Invention of Judaism
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/the-invention-of-judaism/
10 US Government spreading freedom and democracy since 1945!
https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/us-government-spreading-freedom-and-democracy-since-1945/
THANK YOU ALL FOR FOLLOWING MY OCCASIONAL RANTS AND RAVES
ALL THE BEST FOR 2014
…AND HERE’S TO AN INDEPENDENT SCOTLAND
 

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https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/british-establishment-paedophile-rings-and-their-global-partners/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/09/a-list-of-child-sex-offenders-inside-the-british-government/

https://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/01/07/uk-government-blackmailed-into-war-blair-covers-mps-paedophile-ring-and-the-dunblane-massacre/