By JoAnn Cartwright Witt
This is not an interactive site. It's just a place to have good information sources all in one
johnpilger.com Please go to this site for very important information.
Someone has stated, what the problem is, while not seeing it as a problem, which
is that the CIA has unacceptable powers. The person said, "It's not wise to disagree
with the "intelligence community"; because, they can hurt you in so many ways."
Big media is OK with this situation, but, what we have in place with the NSC10/2,
(which gave the CIA paramilitary status and the ability to carry out covert actions,
with deniability as the cover.) are elements of government that are "bass ackwards".
The "intelligence community" should be working for the President; not the other
way around. The CIA has created a story to cover up illegal activity by the CIA,
and people are swallowing it. This happens a lot. Members of the CIA should be
held accountable for illegal activity, like anyone else.
The Demo. Party doesn't want to face the dissatisfaction with the Demo Party; so, has to find
another excuse for Hillary's loss. Also, the Dems and the CIA want to get a cold war with
Russia in place before Trump takes office, like the CIA got Kennedy into a war on Cuba.
Craig Murray, former British ambassador, told The London Daily Mail, that he, personally,
received the Podesta emails, via an intermediary, in Washington DC, took them back to
London and gave them to Wikileaks. But, "big media" isn't interested in this. They print
what the government wants people to think, which is that, Russia got the emails and passed
them to Wikileaks. The Democratic Party and the "intelligence agencies" are showing just
how corrupt they are.
Nov. 30, 2016
Well, Lawrence Lessig has just called for the electors in some states to go against the
established state rules of those states.. That wouldn't be legal. But, how about those
super-delegates in the Democratic Party? Those were established by a "cabal."
Someone should sue the Democratic Party. I think, they would be found to be illegal.
See below about Super Delegates.
Food and Water Watch Fall Report says: " Pres. Obama signed a bill in July to prevent states from
adding clear, easy-to-read GMO labels to food packages. The law, immediately, pre-empted
the Vermont GMO labeling law" which was to start July 1, 2016.
PBS and the rest of the media are keeping this plutocratic form of government in place.
The, only, way at this time, we can force a change is by voting for Green Party members.
Oct. 13, 2016
Missourians, Chris Koster opposes the EPA for Missouri, regarding the Clean Power Act
and The Clean Water Act.---He has sued the EPA.
Aug 22, 2016
Something interesting, Terrorising, actually: ( There's a body count.)
Wikileaks will pay $20,000. to someone
with good information on the 7/10/16, murder of Seth Conrad Rich, 27, who was the
DNC voter expansion data director. There are other bodies: John Jones, 48, Britain's
top human rights lawyer, and Julian Assange's lawyer, was (pushed ?) in front of a
moving train, 8/19/16., The 6/22/16 suspicious death of John Ash, UN official set to
testify against the DNC and Hillary Clinton, Victor Thorn, author of books exposing the
Clintons, found shot on a mountain top near his home, 8/1/16, Shawn Lucas, lead attorney
in the Anti-Clinton DNC Fraud Case and Sanders supporter, found dead at his home,
8/4/16. (See: Wikileaks Julian Assange's Lawyer Gets Hit By a Train.) Too many bodies,
to be coinsidences. The CIA operates with impunity, with denial as the cover. See:
The NSC10/2 legislation.
Oct 5, 2016 --- We will never have better Green Party candidates.
Go to democracynow.org to hear Ajamu Baraka's responses to the
questions posed to Kane and Pence.
We need to grow a third party that takes no corporate money.
Our internet usage is being monitored and censored. Just now, Congress and Obama
have given the CIA, FBI, and the DEA ( & actually, 16 other agencies) access to
"raw data collected by the NSA.
We've been at war, illegally, for 13 (? )years. Both parties are OK with the genocide
of Palestinians. Don't we need to show some solidarity against US foreign and domestic
policies. Both major parties are, openly, for persecuting whistleblowers. We have the
Military Commissions Act, The patriot Act, militarization of police departments,
no right to send money to Palestinians, and a corrupt prison system.
Aug 4, 2016 --- Now is the time to get the Green Party stronger. Robert Reich
says we can't let Trump get elected. He says we need to work to get a 3rd party
ready for the 2020 election. In 2020, he'll say we can't vote for a 3rd party then, either
The Dems are never going to be ready for third party involvement.
We have to get permanent ballot status, now. That's how we work to get a 3rd party
strong. This is the year to take a stand against permanent war and the "regime
change" our government is involved in. Now, is the time to stand up against nuclear
weapons, that are devastating places where the US military goes. Our military get
sick from these weapons, too. Now is the time to think of our grandchildren and
their environment. There is a difference between intelligence and smarts. I'll bet
gorillas don't "dirty their nest."
Robert Reich can't scare me "with Trump." Trump says some bad things, but Hillary has
done some bad things. ( Wall-Mart boardmember, favored bailing out Wall Street bankers,
worked to reduce wages in Haiti, Libya intervention, approved the thug ((military trained
at the U.S. School of the Americas))coup of the democratic government in Honduras
and the deportation of Honduran political refugees) Which is worse, talking about doing
bad things or doing bad things. I think doing them is worse. As long as it's just talk,
we have a chance to influence things. After things are done, all you can do is try to clean
up the mess. We have a lot of mess to clean up.
Now is the time to say, NO More,
We want change! We want a better future for our grandchildren!
We can have a better future if we, really, want it. Work for the Green Party. This is the time!
Hillary's TV ad criticizes Trump for outsourcing. It was Bill Clinton's programs that promoted outsourcing of jobs.
Democrats, we need a new party:
I've told the Democratic Party, " You aren't "democratic." The "Superdelegates" are one
example for my assertion. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National
Committee, stated to CNN, Feb, 2016:
"Unpledged delegates exist, really, to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don't
have to be in a position where they are running against grass-roots activists." So, there we
The "superdelegates" are all "Democratic" members of Congress, "Democratic" governors,
members of the Democratic National Committee, all former Democratic Presidents, all
former Democratic Vice- Presidents, all former Democratic leaders of the U. S. Senate,
all Democratic Speakers of the House of Representatives, all Democratic Minority Leaders,
and all former chairs of the Democratic National Committee. Then there are about 81 total
"add-on unpledged delegates chosen by the state parties.
I don't think this is a "democratic" way, and we need a new party, that, from top to bottom,
takes no corporate money.
For current pledge status, see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/list_of_Democratic_Party_superdelegates.
Apr 22, 2015: The latest on the secret TPP Agreement,
Obama is asking congress for Fast Track on : Be sure to call
your legislators to act against this. See:
http://www.fightforthefuture.org and take action, Thursday,
Apr 23, 2015! Senator Ron Wyden is for this Fast Track. I've emailed him, that it doesn't
matter what, else, he says if he if for the TPP. The TPP will take away rights from people, cities,
and the country, in favor of international corporations. I've been asking for Fair Trade; not
so-called "Free Trade." Those deals are all bad for ordinary people, everywhere.
Urgent! Send messages to the FCC to designate the internet a
communication service, (That is what it is.) and make it net
neutral, with equal access to all! Sometimes communication is
a matter of life and death.
Go to http://www.battleforthenet.com Call your legislators on September 10, 2014.
The EU ( most likely influenced by the US) delivered an ultimatum to Ukraine:
"Make a trade agreement with the EU or Russia; not both." The EU is acting like
a "school yard" spoiled brat. People, please, send a multitude of emails, demanding
some sense of adult responsibility. I sent one, expressing my astonishment that the
EU would rather have people being killed, rather than having Ukraine have agreements
with Russia as well as the EU. Also, the EU has "OK'd" GMO corn to be allowed into
the EU. Those countries opposed had better break away from the EU, before they
are, totally, destroyed. Clearly, the EU is being controlled by US corporations. GMO's
are bad,bad, bad! They are like NAFTA: toxic!
BDS on Israel, Egypt, and the US until Egypt opens its border to Gaza, Israel allows
the open sea to Gaza, Israel stops demolitions in Palestine, and Israel recognizes
"The Party Is Over" (book) and essay "Anatomy of the Deep State" by Mike Lofgren
"Drone Warfare: Killing By Remote Control" by Medea Benjamin
Boycott Amazon.com, the company that company has been awarded the "World's
Worst Boss" award by the International Trade Union Confederation. "The warehouses
are dehumanizing hives...shockingly big--more than 16 football fields big, or eight city
blocks--pickers must constantly crisscross the expanse. Then, there are miles of sever-foot-
high shelves running along the three-story buildings, requiring the swarm of pickers to stoop
down, crawl along, or stretch way up continuously. They are directed by handheld computers
to each target. ...Then they scan the pick and must put it on the right track of seven miles
of conveyor belts running through the facility, immediately after which they're dispatched
by the computer to find the next product.....The pickers' computers don't just dictate where
they're to go next, but, how many seconds Amazon's time-motion experts have calculated it
should take them to get there. The scanners also record the time
each worker actually takes---information that is fed directly into a central, all-knowing
computer. The times of every picker are reviewed and scored by managers who have an
unmerciful mandate to fire those exceeding their allotted seconds.
Mac McClelland, a fine investigative reporter...took a job as a picker in an Amazon-
contracted warehouse...McClelland was reminded again and again by ever-present time
monitors it is not 30 minutes and 1 second, but 29 min. and 59 seconds.....if you are not
back at your next picking spot on the dot, you earn penalty points. Never mind that the
half-hour lunch period,...includes the time to get through the metal detector and use the
disgustingly overcrowded bathroom.....and stand in line to clock out and back in. Should
you desire...a warm meal, there's another line to use the microwave. Likewise the two
15 min. breaks....include scampering a half mile or more to the break room, waiting in
line to pass through the despised metal detector and anotherline if you need to pee. The...
break is usually reduced to under 7 min....managers bark "Zoom, Zoom! pick it up!
picker's pace guys! Amazon warns new initiates that there are 500 visible cameras....and
500 hidden cameras. Amazon warehouse employees are "contingent" hires: temporary,
seasonal, part-time laborers entirely subject to the employers' whim....When sales perk up
and managers demand you do a 12- hour shift with no notice...you must do it or be fired..
....(no holidays guaranteed.) ...no health insurance, no vacation time, no scheduled raises,
no promotion track, no route to a full time or permanent job, no regular schedule, no job
protection and --of course--no union. Bezos ...has gone all out with intimidation tactics,
hiring a notorious union-busting firm to crush any whisper of worker organizing."
The Hightower Lowdown, vol 16, No 8, Aug. 2014. See hightowerlowdown.org.
STOP THE WOMAN HATE!!!!!!
People's religious obligations with regard to birth control, stop with what they want for
their own bodies; not to the decisions others may make. The world is, grossly,
over-populated; so, it makes no sense to deprive people of birth control. In fact, it is
cruel. Sex has been proven to be healthful for couples, and it makes people who love
each other, feel closer, emotionally. There is nothing in the Bible that says sex is only for
Some quotes I just had to put here from hightowerlowdown.org:
"The people have the power, the power to dream, to rule, to wrestle the world from fools."
"A corporation is not a person until Texas executes one."
"Can I marry one? Is General Electric single? - Questions in letters to the New York Times.
RE: Paul Davis Ryan, just today, reported by CBS news to have stated
his belief in self-reliance. Well, he is a product of dependence, if reports in US News ( report by
Bobby Kyle Sauer) and Politico ( report by Kevin Sirilli ) are correct.( both Aug 11, 2012 )They both
write, that Paul Ryan, after his father died, received enough Social Security benefits, from age 16 to age
18, to fund his college education at Miami Univ. of Ohio.
I'm wondering if we will need to fight a religious civil war. It seems, that too many people are trying to force
their religious beliefs on the rest of us. They claim to be against abortions for any reason; because it is killing
babies. Why is it, that they aren't upset about illegal wars, with all of the killing, maiming and deforming of
babies that occurs from the use of depleted uranium weapons? I have to conclude, that it is, really, about
controlling women; because, if these people, really, cared about killing, we wouldn't have these wars.
Important! See Democracy Now, June 14, 2012, re: the
See, also, htttp://www.ustr.gov/tpp.
New source: ourfuture.org/fixnaftafirst (Mar 2, 2014)
Go to congress.org and sign up for regular voting records of your legislators.
Here are the 7 Senators, who voted "Nay" on the new enhancement of the Military
Commissions Act: Tom Harkin, (D) IA, Rand Paul (R) KY, Tom Coburn (R)OK,
Jeff Merkley (D) OR, Ron Wyden (D) OR, Mike Lee (R) UT, and
Bernie Sanders (I) VT. ( The Nat'l Defense Authorization Act FY 2012 Roll call
vote # 218. Passed 93-7) Only, seven stood up for democracy.
For the House votes: congress.org, click HR 1540 , Roll Call # 375, Complete Tally.
Passed - 96 voted "Nay." ( See how your Representative voted.)
For the Military Commissions Act of 2006: thomas.loc.gov , click All Congressional Actions
With Amendments, Bill Summary & Status, 109th Congress, Final Vote Results for S 3930,
Senate Roll Call # 259 (H.R. 6166) (34 "Nays")
And House-- H.R. 6166 , Roll Call # 491. (168 "Nays")
Follow what is happening with Bradley Manning at chelseamanning.org..
Now, declared a female, publicly, is Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. She hopes to get the treatment
she needs to be, physically, what she feels she is.
Aug. 4, 2016 Chelsea is being mistreated. Actually, since Obama dictated the verdict in her case,
he tampered with any possible judge and any possible jury; thereby, eliminating any possibility of
a fair trial. Thus, her case should be dismissed. We have a fascist system, now.
http://www.voicesofconscience.com -with Col. (Ret.)Ann Wright
New book: "JFK And The Unspeakable: How He Died and Why It Matters", by
James W. Douglas. See an interview on Law and Disorder Radio and
http://www.lawanddisorder.org, November 27, 2012.
The US is under the control of the evil "juvenile delinquent" leadership in the Pentagon.
These people are willing to destroy any precious environment, ruining the lives of natives,
in order to have a place for their earth destroying war toys!
People rise up, please!
Go to: http://www.ifyoulovethisplanet.org,
Read book: "Blood on the Tracks: the Life and Times of S. Brian Willson" by S. Brian Willson
and "The Iron Heel" by Jack London ( On Democracynow.org , Oct. 28, 2011.)
I've asked the NAACP to give us a good candidate in place of Obama. There are many to
choose from; Van Jones, Dr. Cornell West, Dr. Henry Louis Gates or another with a
social studies background. Not enough people are willing to vote for true warriors for workers,
Dennis Kucinich and Ralph Nader; so I say, "Give us someone good, whom you will support."
(Well, they didn't.)
Oct.9, 2011, Pres. Obama announces after a meeting with Lobo, Pres. of coup government
in Honduras, that Honduras is promoting free speech and democracy. Obama knows the
truth, which can be seen here: http://www.therealnews.com/thedeadliestplaceintheworldforajournalist.
THE NATIONAL DEBT CRISIS:
The politicians and the banks manufactured this. We need to end the banking industry's
ability to bring us to our knees.
GO TO: "The Secret of OZ" (by Mr. Bill Still) on You Tube.
Let's have our government issue and control the quantity of money.
For examples of taxes paid by corporations, see ctj.org, below.
and, also, see: http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/8/12/us-usa-taxes/ "Study Says Most
corporations Pay No U.S. Income Taxes'
Go to http://www.StopFBI.net -- Help fight for democracy.
Read: "Chomsky on Anarchism" by Noam Chomsky.
"It is pure idolatry to use God and religion to justify militarism, assaults on the judiciary,
dismantling of environmental protections, undermining social security, demeaning of
homosexuals, or attempts to privilege the needs of the rich over the poor." ---
Tikkun ad,( the conference on spiritual activism) Mother Jones, July/August 2005.
What happened in Ecuador? See: ""3rd World Democracy Handbook" by Oscar Leon at
Also, Google, and I guess other search engines as well, doesn't give everyone
all of the options available on a subject.
Google decides, what you might like.
(See book: "The Filter Bubble: What The Internet is Hiding
From You" by Eli Pariser.
Also, boycott palm oil. Farmers are being killed in order to take over their land for
palm oil production. See link at http://www.soaw.org. ( Unless it's organic palm oil)
Boycott Haines and levi Strauss; because of "sweat" shops in Haiti.
Boycott Exxon Mobil, Bank of America, and GE. They paid no taxes in recent years and,
indeed, have received "refunds" from the treasury. Two-thirds of corporations in the US,
paid no taxes. " America does not face a deficit crisis --we face a multi-billion dollar annual
tax dodge by the most elite of moneyed elites." See hightowerlowdown.org/june2011
Urgent--- Campaign against the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, trade deal. See
book, "No Ordinary Deal" by Jane Kelsey with globaltradewatch.org. ( more Free
Boycott Israel and Israeli products, until borders are open and illegal settlements
and the walls are all dismantled. Isn't the world sick of the Israeli government
"crap?" Can't we "put this puppy to bed"?
( Find sources on Palestine and Gaza, below.)
( Helen Thomas was worn down by the total lack of appreciation of the
land taken, illegally, from native Palestinians and Bedouins and given to
Europeans. Many Jews, who left "Palestine" for "Israel", destroyed the homes
they left behind; so displaced Palestinians couldn't have their abandoned homes.
This appears to be a plot to trigger a warring atmosphere, to provide a reason for
the Israeli government to take even more land. (More on Palestine below.)
Book: "the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" by Ilan Pappe'
and russfound.org -- The Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation
For people, who think they are to "decipher" Revelation and help to make
their decisions come to pass, I don't know of any place in the Bible that
says that. We are, however, commanded to try to treat people in the best way we
Can we stop the madness?
From PeaceWorks KC, May 2010 news letter - Nuclear fuel reprocessing =
weapons proliferation: ( This is so important, that I'm putting the whole article on here.)
'In nuclear power plants, the highly radioactive fuel rods are removed from the reactor
after about five years of fissioning and are replaced with fresh rods. Reprocessing involves
physically chopping up the irradiated rods and then dissolving them in acid to extract plutonium
and uranium. Separate plutonium can be used to make nuclear weapons. Commercial
reprocessing currently takes place in five countries -- France, India, Japan, Russia and the
No permanent waste repository exists on the planet for the disposal of fuel rods. Irradiated rods
are, therefore, being stored at every reactor site. They remain vulnerable to terrorists and
accidental releases, and they increase the radiation exposure of workers. The U.S. nuclear
industry is promoting reprocessing as its latest illusion of a solution to the high- level radioactive
A fraction of the separated plutonium from reprocessing is intended for use in new reactor fuel.
When used, though, the new fuel would then itself generate more plutonium, possibly releasing
harmful particles and rays for at least 240,000 years.
Because the solid irradiated rods are transformed into high-level radioactive liquids and sludges,
reprocessing increases, rather than decreases, the volume of homeless radioactive waste. Waste
byproducts cannot be reused; they have to be abandoned on-site or dumped elsewhere. For
example, French uranium wastes, left over from reprocessing, have been shipped to Siberia for
Both Presidents, Ford and Carter, banned commercial reprocessing in the U.S.; because they
feared that the technology's spread would be used for the worldwide proliferation of nuclear weapons.
In addition to the use of extracted plutonium in nuclear weapons, the left-over reprocessing wastes
can be used to turn an ordinary bomb into a dirty bomb, that is designed to disperse radioactivity.
President Reagan overturned the reprocessing ban, but the exorbitant cost of building and operating
such plants has kept reprocessing from being revived in the U.S., since 1972.
Radioactive wastes are released directly into the environment during the routine operation of
reprocessing plants. The British Sellafield plant has dumped its waste liquids, laced with a total of
over 1,000 pounds of plutonium into the Irish Sea. The French La Haque plant discharges tens of
millions of gallons of liquid radioactive waste into the English Channel every year.
Reprocessing plants, large enough to handle current U.S. irradiated fuel inventories, would cost an
estimated $40- $60 billion each to build, and at least $3 billion each year to operate. Taxpayers
and/or electric ratepayers would, almost certainly, bear those added burdens, not the nuclear power
Because of the 2010 cancellation of the proposed geologic disposal facility for irradiated fuel rods at
Yucca Mountain, Nevada nuclear power promoters are, again, advocating reprocessing.
The U.S. nuclear industry, the national nuclear labs, and the French government's atomic giant, Areva,
successfully lobbied the George W. Bush administration, in 2006, to launch the Global Nuclear Energy
Partnership, designed to revive reprocessing and expand nuclear power worldwide.
Although, President Obama has cancelled GNEP's environmental review, funding for reprocessing is
continuing within the Energy Department's "Fuel Cycle Research and Development" program.'
If you care about this planet, call your legislators and ask for the cessation of reprocessing of
irradiate rods. While you are at it, ask for the end of nuclear processing, period! There is no
solution for nuclear waste. The world has gone mad. Can we stop this?
( Workers, who have worked next to the Kansas City nuclear parts plant, have been getting sick and dying,
for years, and in spite of reports, it is just now being studied by the government, after NBCAction news
started reporting on the sickness and deaths. The government has approved of the building of a new
such plant in a near-by town. Why don't we stop "majoring" in war?????)
See http://www.peaceworkskc.org .
Re. The Kansas City Plant: ( From Henry Stoever, chair of the PeaceWorks board, and Jane Stoever's
"For about three years, members of PeaceWorks, Kansas City, and the KC Chapter of Physicians for
Social Responsibilty (PW/PSR-KC) have actively opposed the Kansas City Plant, operated by
Honeywell for the National Nuclear Security Administration. The plant, part of the Bannister Federal
Complex, makes non-nuclear parts for nuclear warheads, such as the W-76 and W-88 (delivered by
Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missiles), the W-78 and W87 ( delivered by Minuteman III
intercontinental ballistic missiles), and the B-61 gravity bomb ( delivered by B-2 bombers).
Activists in PW/PSR-KC are confronting the local nuke factory. We testified repeatedly to the City
Council and, on Feb. 4, watched it approve the new NNSA campus at Botts Road and MO Hwy. 150.
Through the plan, Kansas City gives the new plant a $45 million tax cut and commits up to $10 million
for local infrastructure, such as highway expansion.* Private financing for the new plant, estimated to cost
$1.2 billion over a span of 20 years, will keep it hidden from federal budget reports citizens can track.
This situation baffles and appalls us. City and federal funding for nukes escalates, while people in our city
and our world go hungry and homeless."
From: Peaceworks, September 2010:
Here is how the transaction goes: "GSA will sublease the plant from the private developer, CerterPoint
Zimmer(CPZ), a limited liability corporation formed by Chicago-based Centerpoint and Kansas City-based
Zimmer Real Estate Services. CPZ has a 20- year lease-to-purchase deal from the current owners, the
Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA), the agency of the City of Kansas City (MO), that is subsidizing
the whole project through the sale of about $700 million in municipal bonds. Strangely enough, the PIEA
bought the 186-acre field last month, (July, 2010) for more than $5 million from CPZ, which just "happened" to
own the land NNSA chose for its new production plant. The PIEA retains title to the property."
(This means that Kansas City, Missouri will own a federal nuclear bomb production plant.) The NNSA,
The National Nuclear Security Administration, will sublease it from the GSA.
Alert! book: "Nuclear Power Is Not The Answer" and " If You Love This Planet: A Plan
to Heal the Earth" by Dr. Helen Caldicott
* See NAFTA Super Highway, below.
Keep up with http://www.therealnews.com
Go to http://www.PolarBearsSOS.org No more oil drilling !!
Re: the Olympics, go to http://www.vancouver.mediacoop.ca The cities always
take from poor and indigenous people. We need to put a stop to this practice. It is not
the fault of the athletes. I had to start watching the figure skating.
Sign petition: http://www.movetoamend.org
Re: healthy food: http://www.greenpeace.org/truefoodshoppinglist
Young people in the US, stop enlisting in the military and
start infiltrating the "Democratic"
Party, to fight for peace.
If you think you have to join the military, first, read:
http://www.fas.org/armyregulation381-12. ( Military Intelligence Threat
Awareness and Reporting Program)
Read: "The History of the National Security
State" by Gore Vidal.
Most US citizens want Single Payer Health Care. See:
At least states should have the right to establish, legally, their own Single Payer Health
System. See: Kucinich's web site.
Go to http://www.fixcongressfirst.org ---Petition Congress to
eliminate personhood for corporations and other means to create a
Go to http://www.savetheinternet.com/fcc-comments help fight for
Go to http://www.secure.aclu.org/site Tell Google "No deal with NSA!
OUR HISTORY BOOKS:
ABC's Nightline has asked, "Are our history books slanted to a progressive kind of
language? Nothing could be further from the facts. Our text books have, always, tried
to cover over the evil doings of our government against the citizens of the US and the
world. The US government has never been a champion of democracy. If you want the
facts, see Native American accounts, "The Peoples History of The United States"" by
Howard Zinn, The Multinational Monitor, and Public Citizen papers, and the book,"Mirrors,
Stories of Almost Everyone" and "Open Veins of Latin America, Five Centuries of The Pillage of
a Continent",by Eduardo Galeano,
"In The Shadow of Power", by Kike Arnal.
"The History of the National Security State" by Gore Vidal.
http://www.nationinstitute.org --Jonathan Schell
Read, " Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army" by
"The Native American Experience" by Jay Wertz, available at southwestindian.com,
"Myth America" by William Boyer,
"The American Empire and the Fourth World: The Bowl With One Spoon, Part One" by
Anthony J. Hall,
"Economic Hitman" by John Perkens,
"Abolition: Democracy:Beyond Empire,Prisons, and Torture" by Angela Davis,
"Unlimited Power", "Washington Rules" by Andrew Bacevich,
"The Case For Socialism" by Allen Moss,
"C Street" by Jeff Sharlet ( On "radical" religious movement of some in and influencing
"The Great American Stick-Up" by Robert Scherrer,
Iraq War Logs, (each a SIGACT, Significant action in the war) at:
http://www.WikiLeaks.org /USA time, Oct 22, 2010,
Book: "The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats
Enriched Wall Street, while Mugging Mainstreet", by Robert Scheer,
Hisham Matar's books may show US involvement: "The Anatomy of a Disappearance"
and " In The Country of Men",
"Physics of the Future" by Michio Kaku,
"Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years" by Mark Hertsgaard ( Nuclear power
will make climate change worse; not better.),
"Unnecessary Austerity" by Chuck Collins -- report on Between the Lines, 4/15/2011,
"Life and Death In a Dry Land" by George Black
"23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism" by Ha-Joon Chang , economist at Univ.
"Deconstructing the US Military: America's Global War Against Planet Earth" by Dana Visalli,
"A Sea in Flames" by Carl Safina, Pres. of Blue Ocean Institute,
"Black Tide" by Antonia Yuhas,
"Why Americans Don't Vote and "Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People can Change
America" by Frances Scott Piven
"Global Capitalism and American Empire" and "American Empire and The Political
Economy of International Finance" by Leo Panitch,
"Ending the War in Afghanistan- A Primer" by Phyllis Bennis,
"Outside Looking In: Experiences in Barefoot Economics" by Manfred Max- Neef,
and "Economics Unmasked: From Power and Greed to Compassion"
by Manfred Max-Neef and Phillip Barlett Smith,
"Corruption From Russia to Wall Street" by Matt Taibbi,
"All the Devils Are Here" by Jonah Serra,
"The Face of Imperialism" by Michael Parenti
"Strange Liberators" by Gregory Elich
"Intelligence Matters: The CIA, the FBI, Saudi Arabia.." by Bob Graham
"Contesting the Saudi State", "Politics in an Arabian Oasis", and " A History of Saudi Arabia"
by Madawi Al-Rashid
"Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic
Armageddon" by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner
"Understanding the US-Iran Crisis: A Primer" by Phyllis Bennis
"Harvest of Empire" by Juan Gonzales
"Will the Last Reporter Turn Out the Lights" by Robert McChesney and Victor Pickard
"The Appeal" by John Grisham
Film " The Last Mountain" by Robert Kennedy, Jr. and Bill Hayney
"The Beekeeper's Lament by Hannah Nordhaus -- How one man and half a billion
honey bees feed America,
"Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World", "Liars Poker", and "Wall Street: Inside The
Collapse" all, by Michael Lewis
"Medical Apartheid" and "Deadly Monopolies" by Harriet Washington
"Democracy For the Few" by Michael Parenti
Film: "Return to Kandahar" by Paul Jay
"Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire" , " Trade Development and
Foreign Debt" and " The Myth of Aid" by Michael Hudson.
"Changing Planet, Changing Health" by Paul Epstein, MD,
"JFK And The Unspeakable: How He Died And Why It Matters" by James W. Douglas
"The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, And Hope" by
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan of Democracy Now. See: Democracy Now on KKFI,
90.1 community radio, Free Speech TV, and http://www.democracynow.org,
Earthquake in Haiti: US Disgraced the World ---Sent Guns and barred Relief Planes
From Landing: http://www.mediahacker.org Ansel Herz reports in Haiti
http://www.democracynow.org/haiti --Amy Goodman & Juan Gonzalez report on
the ground in Haiti. http://www.aljazeeraenglish.net --on the ground in Haiti
http://www.haitiliberte.com -- Kim Ives reports on the ground in Haiti.
http://www.therealnews.com/engdahl/strategic denial of oil in Haiti
If you wan to help the people of Haiti, go to http://www.batayouvriye.org -
contact, Didier Dominique.
If you don't think the US is being run by" The Pentagon", go to http://www.historycounts.org,
http://www.soaw.org. and http://www.alternativeradio.org/johnpilger. and "Empire of Illusion" by
Chris Hedges. http://www.therealnews.com/anselherz/book/dammingtheflood --The book,
"Damming The Flood: Haiti. Aristide, and the Politics of Containment"
http://www.trivalleycares.org --Nuclear armaments
Ask President Obama to fully back the return of President Manuel Zelaya's
to his rightful position in Honduras. ( holding a vote on whether to have a constitutional
convention is not a reason for overthrow of his government.)
E-mail the Whitehouse: Stop demanding that Iraq privatize it oil and public services.
Vice-President has asked Iraq to privatize Iraqi oil. -------NOT A GOOD IDEA FOR IRAQ.
Iraq is a desert country. The people need to benefit from their oil. And no sanctions on Iran!
Ask for Single Payer Healthcare. The private providers have said,
that they can't cover everyone. We need to have everyone
covered. Thus, Single Payer under Medicare. (There are 350 former government officials
of " the healthcare industry. --Public Citizen news letter, Nov. 2009.) Facts at:
and former members of Congress ( Dick Gephardt of MO is one.) lobbying Congress on behalf
Ask Congress to pass H.R. 2567 --Close the School of the Americas (WHINSEC).
Ask Congress to pass H.R. 1826 --campaign finance reform
Ask Congress to pass H.R. 3200 -- Medicare for All
Ask Congress to pass H.R. 3699 --Prohibiting increase in troops
Ask Congress to pass H.R. 2404 --Calls for exit strategy from Afghanistan
Ask Congress to stop militarism in our schools --http://www.resistinc.org/
militarism in schools
Ask Congress to pass a law that includes members of Congress and their staff
in insider trading legislation.( They are exempt, now.)
Ask Congress to pass FENA, The Fair Elections Now Act.
STOP THE MOVE TO A POLICE STATE!
Ask the President and Congress not to pass legislation, that would legalize indefinite
detention of prisoners without charge or trial.
Ask the President and Congress not to pass the "PASS ID Act of 2009."
Ask the President and Congress to repeal the Patriot act and the Military
See: http://www.truth-out.org.lateststories/fedsradiatingamericans...., or
See: http://www.democracynow.org/fbiraidsandthecriminalizationofdissent -
( date: 9/24/2010),
book,"Lawless Courts" by Jacqueline Stevens, --some courts seeming
to have deportation quotas, deporting legal citizens, (like police ticket quotas.)
BOOKS TO BUY: ADDICTED TO WAR. Go to http://www.addictedtowar.com.
http://www.alternativeradio.org/Chrishedges "Empire of Illusion" by Chris Hedges
Read "The History of the National Security State" by Gore Vidal. ,
"Myth America" by William Boyer,
"The American Empire and the Fourth World: The Bowl With One Spoon, Part One" by
Anthony J. Hall,
"The American Way of War: How Bush's Wars Became Obama's by Tom Englehardt,
The works of Peter Dale Scott, writer and researcher--See http://www.peterdalescott.net
"Economic Hitman" by John Perkens
"Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture" by Angela Davis
See, also, http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glen_greenwald/2011/04/20/manning
Film, "Return to Kandahar" by Paul Jay
See, also, Totalitarianism Today by John Sharlot at:
http://www.harpers.org/archive/thefamily. ( C Street House -spreads its
philosophy (or religion) around the world.)
Sign release petition: Dr. Benayak Sen petition
Send letter campaigns at:
http://www.exposeexxoncom. (Need a change in policy.)
http://www.actionnetwork.org/campaign/Oceans 21_2009 URGENT !!
Ask Congress to pass H.R. 1653 -- Nuclear Disarmament and Transformation Act
Ask Congress to pass the Charlie Wolfe Amendment to EEOTCO benefit
for workers, who have been made sick at the KC weapons parts plant.
More on the Kansas City:
The Planned Industrial Expansion Authority, (PIEA), has approved the plan to
use less money to clean up a real blighted site,(The Kansas City Plant) and give
$40 million for phony blight to build a plant on a new sight. For full story, go to
Ask Congress to pass the Employee Free Choice Act. See http://www.freechoiceact.org
These are Anti-labor organizations:
Center for Union Facts, Americans for Job Security,Coalition for a
Democratic Workplace, Workplace Fairness Institute, Alliance for
Worker Freedom, and Save Our Secret Ballot.
Re: the coup in Honduras ----- See http://www.democracynow.org
http://www.narconews.com ----Al Giardano in Honduras
This coup was carried out by Honduran soldiers, who trained at the School of the
Amricas, and this school ( now called WHINSEC) is still training Honduran
soldiers. ASK PRES. OBAMA TO CLOSE THIS SCHOOL, AND DEMAND
THE RETURN OF PRES. ZALAYA TO HIS PLACE IN THE HONDURAN
GOVERNMENT. HE WAS ELECTED. He will hold the planned election, and the
citizens can vote "Yes" or "No." That is democracy. A coup is not democracy.
This looks like what happened in Venezuela and Haiti. See archives at
http://www.democracynow.org for the coup attempt in Venezuela and the coup
in Haiti. Of Course, one was attempted in Cuba, as well.
http://www.soaw.org --- Sign petition to close The School of The Americas,
( WHINSEC) See, also, http://www.addictedtowar.com ,
http://www.therealnews.com/thedeadliestplaceintheworldforajournalist - Reported 10/9/2011.
Ask Obama to fix our trade and globalization policies:
No to new WTO agreements until there is a change in philosophy of
these agreements. All previous agreements need to be changed; because:
" The WTO is a reason why the mortgage meltdown in the U.S. fatally
contaminated the entire financial industry here and abroad. .......
The WTO prevents the U.S. from limiting the size of foreign banks
and other financial firms, even if we set such limits on domestic firms. ....
..... The WTO means that the U.S. taxpayers may have to bail out foreign
banks, too. ........
....The WTO obligates the U.S. to a 'standstill provision' which prevents
us from undoing many of our crazy deregulation policies with respect
to a vast array of banking, insurance, securities and other financial
services we submitted to WTO jurisdiction. ........
The WTO forbids the use of Buy American or Buy Local programs. This
undercuts the effectiveness of the stimulus bill -- the $20 billion for
data-entry workers to put medical records into electronic format likely
will go offshore rather than employing workers here and thus recycling
through our economy. ...... resulting agreements provide special
incentives and protections for U.S. firms that offshore investments and jobs
to low wage countries. ..........
Timothy Geitner led U.S. efforts, during the Clinton administration, to use
the WTO to impose "this new U.S. financial casino model " on the rest of
the world." ------
------from PUBLIC CITIZEN news letter
See: http://www.baselinescenario.com ---James Kwak and Simon Johnson,
http://www.peri.umass.edu/janed'arista --of Economists for Financial Reform
No to appointment of Bill Clinton as envoy to Haiti. He was poison for
Haiti, before, and he will be, again. President Obama is continuing
imperialist rule by corporations. Prior to US take over of Haiti,
Haiti was able to feed itself. US policy is against democracy in
Haiti. (For history, go to archives at democracynow.org. The U.S.
wrecks lives for native people everywhere we go.
Really, stop torture !! (Go to democracynow.org.)
Re: the pirates of Somalia, stop ignoring the fact that large fishing boats
are illegally fishing in Somali waters and dumping toxic waste, ruining
the lives of the people of Somalia, and they are accompanied by military
ships. How about stopping these pirates? Then we wouldn't have these
Somali pirates. ( See archives at Democracy Now- 4/14/09)
Re: The border wall, "Federal officials are illegally withholding documents
that would allow the public to determine the full impact of the 700 miles of fence
being built along the Texas-Mexico border. ( See University of Texas Working
Group on Human Rights and the Border Wall, and Public Citizen, March/
April 2009. Ask for access to information. ) See
http://www.nationinstitute.org --Jonathan Schell.
Re: Pakistan, the drones are hitting too many innocent people. Stop this
Palestine: ( Ask for U.S. foreign policy change.)
Re: Palestine, ask President Obama to stop the use by the US and Israel of
depleted uranium shells, white phosphorus, cluster bombs, and bulldozers
on Palestinian homes. Also stop settlements and walling off Palestinians
from their farm land and the destruction of their fruit trees, etc. ( For
history go to http://www.icahd.org ,http://www.therealnews.com/insideisraelilandgrabs.
--Israel Founding Myth by Morgan Strong, http://www.peacenow.org.il )
( When has Iran attacked another country?
Israel attacked Syria, however. If you were a neighbor, what would you
be thinking? )
Also, see: http://www.hrw.org and http://www.amnestyintl.org,
http://www.arij.org --Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem - Jad Isaac
(My view: Israel should be reduced to double the size set aside as Israel in 1946, and the area should be
a solid area, on the northwest side of Palestine: not in separate disconnected areas, as shown in the 1946
map. It makes no sense to have disconnected areas. If Israel can't accept such a settlement,
all land should be returned as Palestine. The rest of the world should say, "We are "done". We have no
http://www.cjme.org, http://www.fosna.org, http://www.refugeesinternational.org,
http://www.ussliberty.org ---archive of Israeli attack
http://www.breakingthesilence.org, http://www.unhumanrightscouncil.org/UN inquiry on Gaza/
Read "On the Border" by Michel Warschawski
and "Overcoming Speechlessness" by Alice Walker,
"Myths, Empire and the Middle East" by Richard Becker,
"The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" by Elan Pape'.
"The Unspoken Alliance: Israel's Secret Relationship With Apartheid South Africa" by
http://www.endtheoccupation.org -- and http://ww.aidtoisrael.org --Josh Ruebner,
(See how much money from your community goe to arm the Israeli government.)
http://www.ijv.canada.org --Independent Jewish voices
http://www.justworldnews.org --Helena Cobban,
http://www.fastforgaza.net --- Cantor Michael Davis,
http://www.liatarachansky.com -- Lia reports ( see, also, forces.ca/ for video
http://www.jnews.org.uk/commentary/in-the-land-of-king-david --Reports on Palestine
http://english.aljazeera.net/palestinepapers -- betrayal of the Palestinian people
Read Helen Caldicott's book: " Nuclear Power is Not the Answer" and " If You Love
This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth",
http://www.jewwatch.com/zionism --Bernard Friedman
Book: "One Country, A Bold Proposal to End The Israeli-Palestinian Impasse" by
Also of interest: a book," A History of Modern Lebanon" by Prof. Fawwaz Traboulsi.
Book: "1967: Israel, the War and the Year That Transformed the Middle East" by
Tom Segev. - His viewpoint -- Jews had no other place to go.
"Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights" by
Omar Barghouti , (Haymarket Books, 2011)
"This Time We Went Too Far" by Norman Finkelstein
Noam Chomsky's book: "Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the
Palestinians" November, 2010.
Judah Passow's book: "Shattered Dreams"--pictures taken in Israel and Palestine.
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish's book: "I Shall Not Hate.",
"Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid" book by Yves Engler,
"A Brief History of Zionism" book by Zachary Lockman
"Orientalism" by Edward Said
"Gaza, Symbol of Resistance" a compilation by Joyce Chediac
"Disappearing Palestine" by Jonathan Cook
"Political Economy of Israel's Occupation: Repression Beyond Exploitation" by Shir Hever,
( With the Alternative Information Center)
Read:"What Do Afghans Want" by Media Benjamin
"Ending The U.S. War in Afghanistan" by Phyllis Bennis and David Wildman
See film: "The Good Soldier"
Fusion Centers: Ask for the elimination of federal "Fusion Centers" ,
which are inappropriate police intelligence operations, that target political ,
religious, and social activists, such as anti-war protest groups. These
centers are supported by private corporations, have military participation,
use of data mining, and excessive secrecy surrounding them. ( See Peaceworks,
Kansas City, April 2009 and ACLU. )
Re: mental health in the military, ask for sex education for men in the
military; so as to stop the routine raping of women in the night, when they
have to go to the latrine. Masturbation in not evil !!!!! Rape is !!!! Women
are literally dying of thirst, as they are afraid to drink water after 3 PM.
(See archives at democracynow.org.)
Re: health care, investigate Taiwan's health care system. " The new system
had two major goals: to equalize access for all citizens and to control total health
spending. ........The country devoted seven years to redesigning its health
system and followed the dictum of thinking globally while acting locally.
Taiwanese policy-makers and health care experts examined the health care
systems of more than 10 countries, including Medicare in the United States,
choosing those structures and practices that best furthered their objectives.
....it has been able to secure strong political support, with 80% of the
Taiwanese population expressing satisfaction with their national health care."
(See Public Citizen's Health Letter, Jan 2009, VOL 25, No 1. pg. 1. )
France appears to be happy with their system.
Follow along at http://www.singlepayeraction.org,
http://www.citizen.org/HRG , and
http://www.kucinich.us/H.R..676. ( Sign his petition.)
Dr. Eduardo Obarra Ortega has suggested trying Single Payer Health Care in
Puerto Rico, first, ( Like Public School was tried in one state, first.) and let
the country see how it works. As Dr. Ortega says, there are areas left for
private insurers; because there are many options that Single Payer
would find not necessary procedures.
"....Health care and the economy are inextricably linked....Public Citizen
Health Letter, April 2009,Vol. 25,No4.
"...For physicians, boutique medicine is partly a way of limiting their
clientele to those who are healthier and wealthier....." Public Citizen Health
Letter, Jan. 2009, Vol.25, No. 1...."
"....U.S. Inmates Suffer from Chronic Illness and Poor Access to Health
Care....." Feb. 2009, Vol.25, No. 2., Public Citizen Health Letter.( prison inmates)
Info Re: a national health plan: http://www.pnhp.org/facts/single-payer.faq
From Public Citizen, May/June, 2010: ' "Physicians should be paid for their time on the job, rather
than for the number of procedures they perform, Wolfe said. This would ensure that doctors focus
more on women's health than a financial bottom line." ' Full report at http://www.citizen.org/hrg1906.
See, also, http://www.WakeUpDoctor.org/patientsafety --Public Citizen Health Letter,
Re Cuba: Repeal the 1996 Helms-Burton Act and normalize relations with Cuba.
( Not with an unfair "free trade" agreement, however, like the US forced
on Haiti, ruining the ability of the people of Haiti to grow their own fruits
and vegetables for a living. Please, don't try to do that in Cuba ! It is what
US Ag giants and food corporations want. They are talking about it, and
I'm afraid for Cuba, given Obama's voting for "Free Trade", while in
the Senate. And we don't have good Democrats in charge-- Pelosi & Reid.)
Ask your legislators to pass and the President to sign the Financial Product
Safety Commission Act. ( Legislation designed to protect consumers against
unfair lending practices.) See citizen.org.
Sign a petition at http://www.australiazoo.com to save an archaeologically
Should we be the big bank's and wall street's piggy banks?
".....Congress put in $700 billion last year (fall 2008), Obama wants to add
another $750 billion this year. ....little- publicized commitments include
$5.4 trillion in direct federal investments ( buying the companies' stocks),
$2.3 trillion loaned to the banks, and $2.1 trillion to insure the debts and
guarantee the "toxic" (i.e., worthless) assets of the financial firms. The
total as of March 18: $9.9 trillion. ......
.......economist, George Akerlof coauthored an academic paper......given
...title: "Looting.".....The authors analyzed some of the financial disasters
of the 1980's, concluding that capitalists profiteers had taken ridiculous
risks because they knew that when their overreaching finally created a bust,
the government would step in to socialize the losses. Akerlof predicted that
the next source of financial looting would come from an obscure Wall
Street scheme that was just getting started: credit derivatives. ........Ultimately
based on nothing but a fiction ( in particular, the assertion that housing values
only go up), the derivatives bubble burst...and so has our economy. " -----
From: The Hightower Lowdown,VOL 11, No 4, Apr. 2009.
http://www.bailoutwatch.net, http://www.wallstreetwatch.org, and
Part of any profits generated by the entities with public money, should be
put into Social Security and Medicare, until all of the public money is paid
The people, who helped to cause the problem are not likely to fix it. Obama's
campaign received $17 million from Wall Street and $980,945. from Goldman Sachs.
He has put people in charge, who caused the problem. Those people
should have been fired, and ridiculous CEO pay should stop.
People should be suspicious, when the conservative Democratic base and the
regular media are supportive of candidates. Someone, who will fight for
middle and lower classes, is someone they don't want.
Regarding our frequent involvement in war:
We are subject to the control of a Congressional
military complex, that we need to take power
from. We need to ask President Obama to assume
his role as President and Commander-in-Chief of
the military. (We are, almost , being controlled by
a military junta.) The citizenry needs to wake up.)
A country's military, its support services,
its police departments, and its jails
should not be privatized ( made into
for profit industries).
http://www.rethinkafghanistan.com -- Daniel Ellsberg
http://www.nationalprioritiesproject.org ---See how the warring philosophy
affects your area.
http://www.globaloutlook.ca ----Re: "9/11 event"
Read "The History of the National Security State" by Gore Vidal.
and " Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army" by
"The American Way of War: How Bush's Wars Became Obama's" by Tom Engelhardt,
http://www.globalzero.org ---efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons,
David Axelrod was Obama's Senior Advisor. David Axelrod was
a partner in what sounds to me like a public relations firm,
that has represented big corporations. Ex. AT&T.
Regarding The Bailout of wall street: Go to Neighborhood
Assistance Corporation of America. ( You can direct any questions to
Bruce Marks, if you still have questions, but there is much information on the
web site and a letter you can send to your legislators.)
The Shock Doctrine: Rise of Disaster Capitalism , by Naomi Klein.
Right now, both parties are showing the willingness to use "police state"
tactics to keep protestors from embarrassing the parties regarding
policies; as both parties have been working for corporations' agendas.
Obama approves of US imperialism. Iran is not a
threat to us, but he is threatening Iran. Iran doesn't want war
with any country. Israel is the threat.
Oct. 22, 2008
Bush , via the US Treasury Dept., tried to further provoke Iran and
Venezuela, by enacting sanctions against Iran's Export Development
Bank and its affiliates, which includes Venezuela's Banco International
De Desarello. The US Treasury has frozen their US assets to prevent
business with US citizens. ------- ( Venezuela Information Office)
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a minister, has co-sponsored H. Con.
Res. 362,---"The Iran Blockade Resolution", which is,
essentially, an act of war, and which would implement a land,
air, and sea blockade and a ban on the international travel of all
Iranian officials, including diplomats----This Iv'e just read in PeaceWorks,
Kansas City, 2008. This is, exactly, what Dr. Jeremiah Wright
was speaking out
against. He was speaking out against US imperialism and
Rep. Cleaver was, also, in favor of building a new nuclear weapons
parts plant in Missouri, without cleaning up the currant Kansas City
Plant. ( We should clean up the Kansas City nuclear parts plant
and refit it for manufacturing renewable energy product parts, and
not build a new nuclear weapons parts plant.)
http://www.thinkoutsidethebomb.org -New Mexico citizens
All ministers who claim to be "Christian", should be screaming
at Congress. The fact is that we just are not a " Christian"
A book to read:Mirrors, Stories of Almost Everyone,
Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galleano, and
-----During the campaign:
"John McCain said he wants to drill for oil in South Dakota. ---------There is
no known oil there--, and he has flip-flopped and is now in favor of off shore
drilling; because some oil executives say it would be a good thing. ( Off shore
drilling reduces the height of the adjoining land.).....( Drilling in the Artic
would be, totally, irresponsible.)
Oil companies, already, have leases on 68 million acres ( 2/3 of federal land,
believed to have recoverable oil), and they are just sitting on it. They have leases on
80% of recoverable offshore oil and are drilling, only, 1/4 of that. ........
The oil companies want more leases, anyway. It is so they can control
The oil companies can sell to the highest bidder. They are not
going to drill for our benefit. They are not going to help us
with our need for foreign oil. ......
Also, a 1997 US agreement with China allows China to
bid on new leases on the US Continental Shelf."
From : "The Hightower Lowdown",Sept. 2008 by Jim Hightower.
A book to read: "Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Road Map For U.S. Energy
Policy"(2007) by Arjun Makhijani. See interview at http://www.essential.org/A
Carbon-Free Future, March/April 2009.
Urgent: Go to space4peace.org!
Ask your city and state legislators to join Global Exchange in its Cities for Peace
campaign against any attack on Iran.( See Global Exchange, Spring/Summer
2008.) Iran does not make war on other countries!
"The US and Israel are the real nuclear danger. The Pentagon has a huge,
nuclear-capable naval armada in the Persian/Arabian Gulf, with guns aimed
at Iran. Israel, the Pentagon's proxy force in the Middle East, has up to 200
nuclear warheads and has never signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Iran did sign it."
"Iran has suffered greatly at the hands of the US. We recall the US overthrow of
the democratically elected government of Dr. M. Mossadegh and returned the
Shah to the Peacock Throne - 'the proudest achievement of the CIA'. For
25 years the Shah ruled Iran with an iron fist for the benefit of US oil
corporations, before the people of Iran, in the millions, overthrew his tyranny
at a terrible cost in lives. For the past 27 years US sanctions have impeded
Iran's right to development and brought great suffering to the people." ---
StopWarOnIran.org, July 10, 2008.
Read: "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary
Army" by Jeremy Scahill, " Treacherous Alliances: The Secret Dealings of
Israel, Iran, and the United States" by Trita Parsi, and "The Bush Agenda:
Invading the World, One Economy at a Time" and " The Tyranny of Oil:
the World's Most Powerful Industry, and What We Must Do to Stop It"
by Antonia Juhasz. ( See, also, "PeaceWorks", below.) ( A good book to read
is at: http://www.addictedtowar.com.)
Iraqi oil should not be privatized! Iraqi public services should not be
privatized! The US
government is a modern day pirate. Iraqi people need the income from
the oil, and it is
their oil !!!!!! Public services should never be "for profit" enterprises !!!!!
Sherrod Brown voted for the Military Commissions Act, which suspends our right to
defend ourselves in a court of law.
Claire McCaskill voted for a more invasive eavesdropping bill.
Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are not concerned by all of the ways that George Bush has
violated the US Constitution.
Conservatives are controlling both parties, but young people have time to gain control. Jesus
followers didn't give up. I've decided, that a viable third party is not possible with the "death grip
the Democratic base has on controlling ballot access; so change has to come from within.
Many Democrats are voting like progressives most of the time, but take turns
voting for bad legislation when it is "their turn", to make sure that it gets passed
or to prevent good legislation from passing, they will take "their turn", voting
against it. They are fooling most of their constituents, as they just toy with us.
We have to
start voting for the right person, in spite of what
the polls say!
Dennis Kucinich was the only Presidential candidate, until he had to drop out to
campaign for his Congressional House seat , who
has shown, by his legislative record and his proposed legislation and programs, that
he would lead this country in the best direction for the US and the world.
I' ve learned that a "write-in candidate" has to participate in the process by signing
a special form, and we have to get delegates in place, just like balloted candidates;
so this would be only the thing to do when the particular candidate was not running
to keep his seat in Congress.
I wanted to do a protest vote in 2004, but that was not possible.
See how " Free Trade " affects citizens, everywhere: citizen.org/Nafta.,
epi.org/content.cfm/bp173 --Economic Policy Institute Nafta Report 09/06,
aflcio.org/issues/ Columbian labor, commorg.gov/News Room/Press Releases/Fact Sheets
Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama, both, support Free Trade. In spite of what they say,
now, they have voted, and were campaigning for the Peru Trade deal, but then they skipped
the vote. Dennis Kucinich is the only candidate who voted against the Peru trade deal. If he
could find the time to vote, the others could have, also. ( See, also," Nafta Super
Go to archives at democracynow.org to see who the candidates retained as their advisors.
This tells who the candidates admire and look up to, and who the candidates, really, are.
" Squandering Healthcare" Multinational Monitor September 2003 : "BUREAUCRACY IN THE
HEALTHCARE SYSTEM accounts for about a third of the total U.S. healthcare spending ---
a sum so great that if the United States were to have a national health insurance program, the
administrative savings alone would be enough to provide healthcare coverage for all of the
uninsured in this country, according to the study published in August (2003) in the New England
Journal of Medicine." About national health plans: http://www.pnhp.org/facts/single-payer.faq .
Public Citizen and Multinational Monitor have been trying to inform people for many
years. If enough people had been reading these publications, we would not be
in this mess, now.
http://www.glassbooth.org ----Find your correct candidate.
http://www.BradBlog.com ----- Brad Friedman's blog
See: http:/www.thebushagenda.net. , http://afterdowningstreet.org.
See, also, http://www.kucinich.us
See, also,http:/www.ncpssm.org. for regular in session legislative reports
on legislation and your legislators' votes. Go to email@example.com.
and http://www.aauw.org/, all, put out legislators' voting records after each
legislative session or at least before each 2 year election cycle.
If you don't know how your legislators voted on the proposals and final bills, you don't
know who you are voting for.
Halt puts out a report on states' legal behavior..
Pass the web sites along, please. It is all about people being ď In the KnowĒ, as we used
http://www.multinationalmonitor.org/ ----- International corporate activity
http://www.citizen.org/ ----- Public Citizen ----public interest org.
aauw.org ---- American Association of University Women
aclu.org ---American Civil Liberties Union
http://www.aca.org ---American Corrections Association--profit driven
Go to firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.ae911truth.org --Architects and engineers for 9/11 truth
http://www.af.org.pk --- Women's movement in Pakistan
http://www.aljazeera.net ---- Arabic news
Hear Allen Ruff at http://www.wort.fm.org --"A Public Affair"(89.9 FM)
http:/www.audubon.org ---- Audubon Organization
http://www.allannairn.com -- News
http://www.alternativeradio.org --- David Barsamian
http://www.alternet.org-- Independent Media
http://www.americanlands.org/ ---Amer. Lands Alliance
http://www.americanprogress.org -- Center for Amer. Progress
http://www.ancestry.com --- Family Tree research
http://www.antiwar.com/news ----- the Abu Ghraib prison photos by news
http://www.baselinescenario.com -- James Kwak and Simon Johnson
http://www.bernie.org/ ---Bernie Sanders web site
http:www.bettercampaigns.org --- Alliance for Better Campaigns
http:www.blackboxvoting.org --- info on voting machines
http://www.blackwaterbook.com --- Report on Blackwater
private militia ( Xe or new name (( changed frequently.))
US Training Center and there are other names.)
http://www.blackcommentator.com --Editor, Bill Fletcher,Jr.
http://www.bordc.org/ ---- Bill of Rights Defense Committee
http://www.bradycampaign.org/ ---- project to control guns
http://www.btonline.org ---Between the Lines News
http://www.btl.org ---News Between the Lines
http://www.cascwild.org/ --- support for old growth forests
http://www.ccr-ny.org ---- Center for Constitutional Rights
http://www.centerjd.org-----Center for Justice and Democracy
http://www.charitywatch.org/ --- public interest watch group
http://www.changecongress.org and http://www.fixcongressfirst.org
http://www.cifor.cgiar.org ---- Center for Intíl Forest Research
http://www.citgo.com/ ---- Citgo Oil Co. web site
http://www.jcme.org ----Citizens For Justice in the Middle East
http://www.cleanyield.com/ --- socially responsible investing ---VT
http://www.clearlegal.org --- a HALT web site
http://www.climateark.org/ ---- climate change news portal
http://www.conservation.org ---Conservation International --Innovation in
http://www.consumerfed.org/--- Consumer Fed. Of America
http://www.counterpunch.org --- Magazine by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair
http://www.cspinet.org/ ---- Center for Science in the Public Interest
http://www.ctbto.org ---- Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Org.
http://www.ctj.org/--- Citizens for Tax Justice
Examples of how well corporations are "doing it all themselves" Taxes paid by some
corporations in 2009 ( a minus sign indicates money from the public till.): General Electric, $-833. ;
American Electric Power, $-575. ; Dupont, $23. ; Verizon Communications, $-611. ; Boeing,
$-136. ; Wells Fargo, $-3,967. ; FedEX, $15. ; Honeywell International, $-28. ; IBM, $473. ;
Yahoo, $102. ; United Technologies, $198, ; Exxon Mobil, $-954.
For 2010: General Electric, $-3,253. ; American Electric Power, $-134. ; Dupont, $-109. ;
Verizon Communications, $-705. ; Boeing, $-3. ; Wells Fargo, $1,345. ; FedEX, not avail. yet;
Honeywell International, $-482. ; IBM, $190. ; Yahoo, $-82. ; United Technologies, $44. ;
Exxon Mobil, $992. from ctj July issue. ( Mor info avail. at their site.
http://www.craigmurray.org.uk --- News
http://www.dahrjamailiraq.com --news from Iraq ( see, also,
http://www.dailycensored.com -- News
http://www.darksky.org/ ----- Intíl Dark Sky Assoc.
http:www.democracynow.org ---- Pacifica Radio news
http://www.democraticmedia.org/ --- Center for Digital Democracy
http://www.democraticunderground.com ---News media
http://www.drugpolicy.org/ ---- Drug Policy Alliance
http://www.dwda.org/ ----- Death with Dignity
http://www.earthisland.org/ ---- conservation institute
http://www.earthjustice.org ----- public interest law firm
http://www.earthworks.org/ --- environmental art
http://www.earth-policy.org --Earth Policy Institute
http://www.envethics.org/ --environmental ethics
http://esf.org ---European Science Foundation
http://www.experienceworks.org --senior job assistance
http://www.fair.org --- fairness and accuracy in reporting
http://www.Fairtrade.org/UK ----fair trade products from native peoples
http://www.farsinews.com --- Iranian news
http://www.farmland.org/---- American Farmland Trust
http://fec.gov//hava/law ---- Help America Vote Act of 2002
http://www.fcnl.org --Friends Committee on National Legislation
http://www.feminist.org --Ms Magazine
http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org -- See freightening facts about
http://www.foe.org/----Friends of Earth
http://www.foiarequest.org ---- Freedom of Information Act form
http://www.fosna.org -----Friends of Sabeel---North America
http://www.freetheslaves.net ---Kevin Bales
http://www.gene-watch.org/ --- Council for Responsible Genetics
http://www.globalexchange.org ---- building people to people ties
http://www.goodguide.com ---safe products
http://www.grassrootsinternational.org--- Movement for a sustainable world
http://www.greateryellowstone.org/ ---- Greater Yellowstone Coalition
http://www.greenkarat.com/ ---- recycled gold jewelry
http://www.gregpalast.com (see, also Armed Mad House )
http://www.grist.org/---by Chip Giller --Environmental news & commentary
http://www.guardian.co.uk --News reports
http://www.halt.org/----Americans for Legal Reform ( See, also, clearlegal.org)
http://www.haaretz.com --- Jewish news
http://www. heifer.org --- gifts of livestock for native people
( Heifer Intíl)
http://www.hfa.org ---Humane Farming Association:
( Boycott veal! )
http://www.hightowerlowdown.org -- Jim Hightower, news
http://www.howstuffworks.com/---Marshall Brain web site
http://www.hrw.org/ --- Human Rights Watch
http://www.icahd.org ----Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
http://www.icrw.org ----International Center For Research on Women
http://www.informedcomment.org --Juan Cole blog
http://www.imaginepeace.com -- Yoko Ono
http://www.imemc.org --- International Middle East media Center
http://www.independent.co.uk ( for Robert Fisk commentary)
You can maybe, more easily, type in:
Robert Fisk Independent uk ----Then select his commentary.
http://www.indianaffairs.org/ ---- Council on Amer. Indian Affairs
http://www.indianresource.org/ ---- community struggles in India
http://www.indynews.com/ --- Independent Media
http://www.internationalsocialist.org --- political movement
http://www.ips.org --Institute For Policy Studies
http://www.iran-daily.com ----- Iran news
http://www.irct.org/ ---Intíl Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims
http://www.islaearth.org ---Island Earth ---Catalina Island Conservancy
http://www.iucn.org/ ---- world conservation union
http://www.jpost.com - Jerusalem Post --(See "Whose
Road Map" by Jeff Halper
http://www.juancole.com --- informed comment
http://www.justiceiniative.org -- --Rights based law reform
around the world.
http://www.kenafsociety.org/ --- Amer. Kenaf Society
http://www.kceb.org - Kansas City Election Board
http://www.kpfa.org ----Pacifica Radio
http/www.kkfi.org----90.1 FM , Independent Radio
http://www.kucinich.us/ ----Dennis Kucinich's web site
http://www.lcv.org/ ----League of Conservation Voters
http://www.madre.org/survivalfund -- Women are abused around the world.
http://www.marshmission.com/ -- teacher and classroom web site
http://www.motherearthnews.com -- Magazine ( Read, "Life After Chernobyl" by
Jeff and Eva Forssell, May/June, 1987
http://www.moxnews.com ---perspectives in irony
http://www.mysticaquarium.org/ ----- Robert Ballardís Institute for Exploration
http://www.nationinstitute.org --free and independent press
http://www.nukefree.org --Harvey Wasserman
http://www.nutritionaction.com -- Food facts
NAFTA Super Highway Info:
http://www.greenparty.ca / SPP & NAFTA Super highway
http://www.prisonplanet.org / NAFTA Super Corridor
http://www.worldnetdaily.com / NAFTA Super Corridor, SPP and Kansas City Port
http://www.corridorwatch.org The Texas segment
http://www.kcsmartport.com -- business site
http://nascocorridor.com --- business site
http://www.globalexchange.org see Spring/Summer 2008 for Plan Mexico update.
winter 2008 edition for Peru Nafta and Plan Mexico by John Gibler
Re: Incorporations LLC, see Muntinational Monitor, May/June 2007
Re: IMF & World Bank references, see Multinational Monitor, May 2002
http://www.linktv.org Independent media, international news
http://www.narconews.com ---Al Giardano
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk --- Information site
http://www.nationalzoo.si.edu/----- Smithsonian Natíl zoological Park
http://www.ncpssm.org ---- Natíl Committee to Save Social Security
http://www.newletters.org/OnTheAir.asp ---Authors talk about their
work with Angela Elam, producer
http://www.newrules.org --- energy independence
http://www.newsdissector.org ---Danny Schechter's site
http://www.911visibility.org/ See, also, http://www.globaloutlook.ca
http://www.npca.org/ ----Natíl Parks and Conservation Assoc.
http://www.notyetrain.org ----Ethiopian perspective, movie ( See, also popconnect.org)
http://www.switchboard.nrdc.org -- The experts blog
http://www.nwf.org/waxing --story about pollinators
http://www.oxfamamerica.org --- Org. with system to fight world poverty
http://www.pbs.org/NeedToKnow -- news
http://www.peacenow.org.il ---Israeli peace movement
The Kansas City Plant makes 85% of all nuclear weapons components.
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies,
in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and
are not clothed." Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Disarmament, ecology and economic justice are inextricably linked; and only by
serving the first can sufficient funds be freed to serve the other two" William Sloane
http://www.peta.org ----Never buy or wear new fur. See why here.
http://www.peterdalescott.net --writer and researcher
http://www.pfaw.org/ ----- Foundation fighting for fairness
http://www.phayul.com -- Tibet News
http://www.pnhp.org ---Physicians for national plan
http://www.pnhp.org/facts/single-payer.faq --See facts on such plans.
http://www.pipac.info/ ---- public interest airwaves coalition
http://www.pokerstars.net -- intertainment
http://www.popconnect.org/ ---- information and action org.
".....expert after expert testified that abstinence-only programs are ineffective,
inaccurate, and dangerous to teens" -- hearing on line at http://oversight.
See, also, notyetrain.org.
http://www.prometheusradio.org -- Community Radio Project
http://www.prospect.org/ --- American Prospect On Line
http://www.prwatch.org -- Center for Media and Democracy
http://www.ptpi.org/ --- People to People Intíl
http://www.publicnewsservice.org --The Nation Magazine
http://www.radionetherlands.nl/ ---- ( Euroquest w/ Jonathan Grubert)
http://www.radiopower.org/ --- Thom Hartmann radio program
http://www.radioproject.org --Tina Rubio,Andrew Stelzer
"Making Contact"- 800-529-5736
http://www.ran.org/--- Rain Forest Action Network
http://www.rebelreports.org -----Jeremy Scahill reports
http://www.rethinkvenezuela.com --- Venezuela Information Office
See, also: http://www. venworld.wordpress.com
http://www.ringoffire.com --- Radio program w/Robert Kennedy,Jr &
http://www.rt.com ---News (Russian TV blog)
http://www.shiftingbaselines.org/ ---common sense for oceans
http://www.socialfunds.com/- Environmental Investments
http://www.SOAW.org - School of the Americas watch
http://www.spaceweather.com/ --- space news
http://www.spychips.com/ --- ( implanted chips )
http://www.stopthespying.org -- Action center
http://www.sunlightfoundation.com --Making government transparent
http://www.sustainableagriculture.net/ ---- action alerts
http://www.technoserve.org ---business solutions for poverty
http://www.tellsomebody.us ---Information site, Tom Klammer,host
http://www.thecapitol.net/congressionaldirectory2010 --How to Monitor and
Influence Policy at the Federal Level" List of legislators and contacts
http://www.theclean.org ---Robert F. Kennedy action
http://www.theglobalreport.org -- Independent media
http://www.theindependent ---- see independent etc.
http://www.therealnews.com -----Independent News
http://www.thetibetconnection.org --about Tibet
http://www.thewayout.com/---The Way Out Ministries
http://www.thedoctorstv.com -- Ask the doctors.
http://www.thinkfilmcompany.com ( Alex Gibney, film maker)
http://www.tomdispatch.com ---- Tom Englehardt
http://www.tompaine.com/ --- alternative news
http://www.trivalleycares.org -- more nuclear weapons.
http://www.truthdigg.com -- news --Robert Scheer, Chris Hedges & others
http://www.truthout.org ---- news watch org.
http://www.turkish.com/ --- Turkish news
http://www.350.org -- Bill McKibben ---Climate Action org.
http://www.ucsusa.org ---- Union of Concerned Scientists
http://www.ultimatecivics.com --Important issues
http://www.uruknet.info/ ---Italy ---"Blood for Oil" story
http://www.usaid.gov/ --- US Agency for International Development
http://www.usgeologicalsurvey.gov --Science informatio
http://www.uspirg/--- US Public Interest Research Group
http://www.vancouver.mediacoop.ca ---- News and discussions
http://www.venezuelanalysis.com -Book by Gregory Wilpert:
"Changing Venezuela by Taking Power: The History and Policies
of the Chavez Government"
http://www.veninfo.org ----Venezuela Information Office
http://www.villagebanking.org/ ---FINCA, INTíL -- provides funds for lending
http://wagingpeace.org ----Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
http://www.walhi.or.id ---- Indonesian Forum for Environment
http://www.waterkeeper.org/ ----Waterkeeper Alliance --Robert F. Kennedy, Jr
" There is no such thing as clean coal. ....rivers, lakes..streams...fish poisoned" , and
don't buy cypress mulch. Save the rest of Puerto Rico's natural coastal habitat.
http://www.whistleblowers.org ---National Whistleblower Center ( Sign petition.)
http://www.wikileaks.ch -- News --Julian Assange ( Adrian Lamo was a tattle-tale --
said he thought some one might get killed because of the tape. Well, guess what! Innocent
people had been killed.( Apparently, if you aren't in the US military, you aren't someone.)
( Oh! and even if in the US military, if you are a woman, you aren't a person either, are you?-
you know the rapes.)
That was the point in getting the information out, Adrian,you twit!
You have no sense of morality! People in Iraq and Afghanistan know about US atrocities,
whether people in the US know or not. They are there, and they know about US policy.)
See, also, http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glen_greenwald/2011/04/20/manning.
US citizens have a right to know how tax money is spent. We have a right to know how our
military personnel are trained. We have a right to know how our state department behaves.
IT IS OUR TAX MONEY !!!!!! And we have a right to way-in on wheather we enter
into war, and those, who are for it, should go fight it, with their own money; because wars
are fought to please corporations.
http://www.wildamerica.com/ wild salmon
Development of oil shale would destroy land, protected species,
and use too much water.
http://www.wings.org/ --- womens intíl news
http://www.worldbankwatch.org/wrm.orgUY --- World Rainforest Movement
http://www.y2y.net --Yellowstone to Yukon Initiative--effort to preserve
http://www.yachanagourmet.com/ --- all natural fair trade chocolate
http://www.ynetnews.com --- Jewish news
http://www.youstreet.org ---public funding for all Federal elections
http://www.ZMag.org -- ZNet