31 March 2006

Jill Carroll Speaks Out Against Uncle Sam's Occupation of Iraq

Since her release from captivity in Iraq, Jill Carroll's frank responses to questions posed to her by the media underscore and illustrate how badly things have gotten for Uncle Sam as its rapacious conquest of Iraq continues to deteriorate.

In a taped interview prior to her release, Carroll said, "I think the mujahedeen are very smart and even with all the technology and all the people that the American army has here, they still are better at knowing how to live and work here, more clever."

When asked to clarify her statement following her release, she added, "It makes very clear that the mujahideen are the ones that will win in the end." Asked whether she had a message to send to Uncle Sam's administrators, she smiled and said, "[Bush] needs to stop this war. He knows this war is wrong... He needs to finally admit that to the American people and make the troops go home."

Patrick Cockburn's report from Mosul in today's Independent further amplifies Carroll's point that Sam has already lost this war.
"The government cannot control the city," said Hamid Effendi, an experienced ex-soldier who is Minister for Peshmerga Affairs in the Kurdistan Regional Government.

He is influential in the military affairs of Mosul province with its large Kurdish minority, although it is outside the Kurdish region. He believes: "The Iraqi Army is only a small force in Mosul, the Americans do not leave their bases much and some of the police are connected to the terrorists." In the days since a suicide bomber killed 43 young men waiting to join the Iraqi army at a recruitment centre near Mosul last week soldiers in the city have been expecting a second attack.
Even as they refuse to admit it, Uncle Sam has already begun to cut and run, retreating to their permanent bases as they intensify their air war and aim to foment a civil war between sectarian Iraqi factions.

Far from blaming the mujahideen for her captivity, Carroll acknowledged the rationale in holding her to obtain the release of Iraqi women routinely tortured and raped in Uncle Sam's Concentration Camps in Iraq. "It shows the difference between the mujahedeen and the Americans, it shows the mujahedeen are good people fighting an honourable fight while the Americans are here as an occupying force treating the people in a very bad way."

From the rapes, to the torture, to the attacks on civilians with chemical and nuclear weapons, to the Psy-Op attacks on mosques, to their creation of sectarian death squads, "treating people in a bad way" has become the only objective Uncle Sam has succeeed in achieving during the occupation.

30 March 2006

4 April set for more anti-CPE Protest in France

Below is the official announcement for a new round of protests against the draconian CPE legislation in France.
Expand the Mobilization on 4 April, A New Day of Mobilization
Declaration of the Unions of College Students,
High School Students, and Workers

The success of work stoppages and strikes and the power of the demonstrations of 28 March, their unity and intergenerational character as well as the movement's duration and magnitude in high schools and universities, prove to be a historic mobilization, to demand the withdrawal of the CPE and the opening of negotiations.

It is urgent that the highest authorities of the State take the measure of the situation and meet this demand without ambiguity. To prevent the country from descending into a major crisis, the government must make up its mind. The inter-union leadership demands that the President of the Republic use his constitutional prerogatives to withdraw the CPE.

The unions reiterate the demand that the government lift the burden of the CPE by withdrawing it and, from there on, engage in immediate negotiations on employment, social insecurity, the terms of access to jobs, education, and the future of young people.

They call on workers, college students, and high school students, as of today and throughout the week, to emphasize dynamic unity, multiplying the initiatives to express their demand for the withdrawal of the CPE. They invite them to, among other things, pressure all the members of Parliament.

The unions are determined to expand the mobilization. They warned the government against any attempt to strong-arm, especially targeting college and high school students. They have already decided on a new day of inter-professional action, work stoppages, strikes, and demonstrations on 4 April.

Paris, 29 March 2006


Savage Pigwatch: Racist Capitol Hill Police Assault Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney

NBC-11 reported on their website today that Uncle Sam's Capitol Hill Pigs first profiled and then assaulted Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.

While members of Congress can bypass metal detectors, this rule apparently does not apply to McKinney, a Black woman. Her Congressional office has issued a statement that detailing what happened once she entered the Longworth House Office Building.
I was urgently trying to get to an important meeting on time to fulfill my obligations to my constituents. Unfortunately, the Police Officer did not recognize me as a Member of Congress and a confrontation ensued. I did not have on my Congressional pin but showed the Police Officer my Congressional ID.
Additionally, the NBC account cited above also quotes a more detailed statement - reportedly from McKinney, too - that further elaborated on the Pig's repugnant behavior.
I was rushing to my meeting when a white police officer yelled to me. He approached me, bodyblocked me, physically touching me. I used my arm to get him off of me. I told him not to touch me several times. He asked for my ID and I showed it to him. He then let me go and I proceeded to my meeting and I assume that the Police Officer resumed his duties. I have counseled with the Sergeant-at-Arms and Acting Assistant Chief Thompson several times before and counseled with them again on today's incident. I offered also to counsel with the offending police officer.
The Pigs have - per usual - used anonymous sources with no evidence to concoct a completely fabricated account of the event. According to the ubiquitous "police official who didn't want to be named, McKinney hit the officer when the officer tried to stop her."

In addition to the Pigs fabricated account, their campaign to attack McKinney got a boost from others more than happy to make additional unsubstantiated charges about the attack. Another anonymous source - this time a member of the House Republican Conference, 'confirmed' that McKinney struck the officer.

And neo-fascist archivist Matt Druge cites yet another anonymous source who asserted, again without proof, that "the cop is pressing charges, and the USCP (United States Capitol Police) are waiting until Congress adjurns to arrest her, a source claims."

While we should all feel outraged with how Pigs use propaganda and lies to obscure their self-evident racism, it should come as no surprise that they should use them to smear Cynthia McKinney. After all, they have targetted her for years.

After McKinney questioned the government's 9-11 fairy tale and made an impassioned defense of Palestinian rights in the face of the brutal onslaught by Apartheid Israel's military, similar forces targetted McKinney for defeat in her 2002 Democratic Primary. AIPAC, neo-Confederate racists, and the corporate media conspired to replace the outspoken Congresswoman. Dianne Mathiowetz wrote at the time that, "Her opponent, former judge Denise Majette, a political novice, received more than $1.1 to $1.6 million in contributions in the last months of the campaign, mostly from out-of-state donors connected to corporate political action committees and pro-Israel groups."

McKinney rallied from her defeat in 2002 to reclaim her seat in 2004, picking up where she left off in 2002. She called for hearings on Hurricane Katrina (hearings that racist Democrat elites ordered fellow Dems to boycott) in which victims of and eyewitnesses to the genocide and spacial deconcentration excoriated the government for their racist response.

With an accumulated record of challenging Uncle Sam's racist and corrupt power structure, McKinney has to know that she's a marked woman. Physical assaults by racist Pigs and efforts to utilize Sam's corrupt electoral system to shut her up mark only the tip of what will one-day expose itself as a massive COINTELPRO campaign against her.

29 March 2006

Iraqi Resistance Reports

Slave Revolt Radio: DOLLAR$ & CHAIN$, Part Two - "Survival of the Slavest"

As a major pillar (the U.S. dollar) continues to crumble under the hoves of the U.S. ruling order. More and more countries are making their moves on this global grand chess board stage. Sam and his administrators are determined to keep the planets societies locked into it's geo-political petrodollar exchange sphere. This is causing a geo-strategic, energy resource, imperial alignment pack by various States especially in the regions known as Eurasia (the land mass of Europe and Asia combined).

This hour Slave Revolt fires into this subject in a (Ruins of Empire) piece called 'Dollar$ and Chain$ 2: Survival of the Slavest'. The world imperial structure is in a financial, ecological, and social crisis. Sam is in a full spectrum dominance mode coded in war to preserve the greenbacks role in the world trade of currency. And to control the world petroleum resources and travel routes through out the world. It will be down to the Slaves to build and expose alternative sources as these privatized societies collapse and continue to erode. And gear of for their global world wars. If not there won't be a world for the slaves to inherit.

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28 March 2006

Savage Pigwatch: NYPD Assassins Shoot Queens Man in Back

On 25 March, NYPD assassins killed an unarmed Black man, Rasheem Parrish, 20, shooting him in the back on the unsubstantiated pretext that he had taken part in a robbery and was resisting arrest. In the days that have followed the murder, NY Pigs have continually altered their story to conceal the brutal truth of the execution.

When Pigs kill innocent Black men, one must scrutenize not only the actions of the police themselves, but also the propagandistic machinations of the racist corporate media. In this case, the New York Times accepted at face value the Pigs' claim that Parrish was armed, parrotting it in Monday's report which they headlined, "Gunman Shot by Police Dies."

The coporate media serve the white ruling class interest. It is in this service that they aim to vindicate the Pigs' actions. The specifics of this case clearly bear that out. In their coverage of the attack, the Times disregards the absence of evidence against Parrish and trivializes eyewitness testimony that contradicts the Pigs.

Parrish's killers claimed in their initial statement that they shot him in the stomach. However, medical examiners quickly discovered that the Pigs had actually shot him in the back. Four eyewitnesses added that Parrish was handcuffed and totally subdued prior to his assassination. While they continue to assert that they killed Parrish in self-defense, the Pigs' failure to produce a weapon exposes this as another in a long series of lies.

This attack underscores a basic truth here on Sam's Plantation: Pigs lynch innocent Black men with impunity. Attacks like this one by unaccountable racists will continue unabated on the pretext of fighting a war on crime or a war on drugs or a war on terror until those oppressed by Uncle Sam recognize the real terrorists and defend themselves.

Rot in Hell, Casper Weinberger

"Cap Weinberger was an indefatigable fighter for peace through strength. He served his nation in war and peace in so many ways."
Sambo Colin Powell

Savage Justice happily reports that another technician of Uncle Sam's Empire has assumed his rightful place in hell. Felonious political apparatchik Casper Weinberger is dead.

Prior to becoming Secretary of War in the 1980s, Weinberger worked as a spook for Uncle Sam and war profiteer for Bechtel. While running the DoD in the 1980s, he circumvented the Constitution and the Legislative branch of government and sold missiles to Iran through Israel.

After he was indicted, George H. W. Bush pardoned Weinberger before his trial began - a move clearly undertaken to whitewash Bush's own role in the sale of weapons to Iran and 'Contras' abroad and the CIA's domestic role in the drug trade.

War Criminal Blair Endorses Torture of MI5 Spooks

The Times of London recently published the stunning revalation that one of the so-called 'Al-Qaeda' 'enemy combatants' picked up by Uncle Sam's secret police and shipped to the Guantanamo Bay Concentration Camp actually worked for British Intelligence.

Daniel McGrory writes:
Bisher al-Rawi, 37, who has lived in Britain for more than 20 years, says that he was working for British Intelligence when he was picked up by the CIA during a trip to Africa.

Lawyers for Mr al-Rawi and two other long-term British residents held at Guantanamo claim that they are all being tortured and want the High Court to order Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, to lobby the US authorities for their release.
The remarkable failure of even Uncle Sam's closest ally to secure the release of their own spy from Guantanamo only underscores the lawless state of the Concentration Camp that was illegally seized by Uncle Sam from Cuba more than a century ago.

Hillary Bangs Rupert Murdoch's War Drum

New York Magazine printed an interesting nugget of information this week that underscores the degree to which ruling-class interests within the Democrat and Republican Parties operate in close collusion with one-another.

In the magazine, Greg Sargent reports that "the incongruous Murdoch-Clinton romance, which has been hot for the past year or so, shows no sign of cooling down. Now, a source says, Rupert is greatly expanding his involvement with Bill’s big Clinton Global Initiative’s annual powwow this September, shortly before Hillary’s up for reelection."

Since leaving office, Bill Clinton promoted his "Global Initiative" as a way of unifying elite neoliberal interests and leveraging their economic power to intensify their exploitation of the world's poor.

This imperialist iniative and the sordid cast of characters who've chosen to partake in it again exposes the shell game played by opearatives in the Democrat and Republican parties. When one analyzes their actions from the perspective of economic self-interest, the fake distinction between them breaks down and exposes how the two are really joined at the hip, unified in service to to Uncle Sam's imperialist agenda.

24 March 2006

Rupturing the Housing Bubble

Some of the recent economic data emerging in the business press offer some explanation for why Uncle Sam has begun to ramp up the campaign to attack Iran and kill Persians as quickly as possible. Friday's Financial Times reports:
Sales of US new homes plunged 10 per cent in February, prices fell and the stock of unsold homes hit its highest level in 10 years, providing the clearest indication yet that the red-hot housing market may be cooling.

"Sales of new homes slid to 1.08m, the forth consecutive decline. The price of new homes fell 3 per cent from a year ago. With a flood of new properties coming onto the market, it would now take 6.3 months to clear the backlog at the current pace of sales. This is the highest level in 10 years."
If the housing market collapses like the dot-com market collapsed a few years ago, the entire debt-riddled economic infrastructure - on Sam's plantation but perhaps worldwide - could potentially fall like a tower of cards.

Faced with the pending crash of the housing market alongside a policy initiative undertaken by Iran to open up a new oil bourse and eliminate the viability of the Petro-Dollar would bring Uncle Sam's economy to its knees.

Unlike the arrogant racists in the media and blogosphere who relish the pending attack on Iran, wiser people, in Iran and throughout the world, know who really holds the cards.

And it explains why preventing this from happening has become priority #1 - allbeit a behind-the-scenes one - for Sam's ruling class managers.

Details of Russian Meeting with Iraqi Resistance in 23 March Resistance Report

Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice

  • Resistance simultaneously rockets three US-occupied facilities in ar-Ramadi on Thursday evening.
  • Resistance sharpshooter reportedly kills US soldier in Hit.
  • Ransom payment reportedly secures release of three Christian missionaries held hostage by Iraqi Resistance group since November 2005.
  • Resistance car bomber blasts puppet police building in Baghdad’s ar-Rusafah district late Thursday morning killing 17.
  • Delegation of Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq on visit to Russia.
  • As massive American offensive continues, Resistance blasts US military headquarters in al-Buhayrah Hotel in Samarra’ with rockets.
  • Three US troops reported killed in Resistance bombing in Tikrit Wednesday evening.
  • Resistance bomb blast near Ba‘qubah Wednesday evening leaves two US troops reported dead.
  • Two US troops reported killed from Resistance bomb and sharpshooter attacks in Mosul as another Resistance bomb in the city blows up American bomb detection vehicle.
  • Resistance bomb in al-Basrah reportedly kills two British troops, Iraqi collaborator translator Wednesday afternoon.

23 March 2006

PBS Media Flaks Hide Uncle Sam's Persian Bloodlust

Those who tuned into the PBS NewsHour last evening were made to withstand an insufferable interview conducted by Margaret Warner with the Secretary General of NATO, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer. Surprisingly, following their meeting earlier in the day, statements to the media given by both George Bush and Scheffer named Darfur as the only topic the two men discussed.

Rather than doing the job of a serious journalist and skeptically asking about other issues Scheffer and Bush may have spoken about, Warner took the press release as the point of departure and naively accepted at face value that Darfur really was the sole reason behind their meeting.

Of course, Uncle Sam does play a major role in Darfur. We know from high-ranking Sudanese officials like Major General Yahia Hussein Babiker that the CIA has achieved "complete normalization" with the very same Sudanese intelligence agents who have pillaged Darfur and collaborated with al-Qaeda. A major story broken by Ken Silverstein in the LA Times on 29 April 2005 quotes Sudan's Intelligence Chief, Major General Salah Abdallah Gosh as saying, "We have a strong partnership with the CIA. The information we have provided has been very useful to the United States."

The piece goes on to describe Gosh's sordid past.
Members of Congress accused him and other senior Sudanese officials of directing military attacks against civilians in Darfur. During the 1990s, the Mukhabarat assigned Gosh to be its Al Qaeda minder. In that role he had regular contacts with Bin Laden, a former Mukhabarat official confirmed.

Today, Gosh is keeping in contact with the office of CIA Director Porter J. Goss and senior agency officials.
In a report a few days later, UPI confirmed this. "The Sudanese intelligence chief, Maj. Gen. Salah Abdallah Gosh, has been accused by members of Congress of directing military attacks against civilians in Darfur. He also had regular contacts with Osama bin Laden during the 1990s."

We learn two important lessons from Sam's involvement in the Darfur crisis. First, Uncle Sam never acts with a humanitarian intent. Its aim – the overall aim of global capital – is always to enrich itself off others' resources.

Secondly, we learn the importance of looking past rhetoric to examine how Uncle Sam uses the crises in Darfur as a smokescreen to divert attention from sensitive diplomacy.

Keeping these two lessons in mind, we now return to Margaret Warner's interview of Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.

Considering that Warner traveled to Occupied Palestine and Apartheid Israel during the recent Palestinian elections, one may have expected her to ask Scheffer about the implications of what the BBC calls the "increasingly close relationship between Nato and Israel," especially amidst the Zionist state's merciless siege - a form of collective punishment - of Palestine.

But she did not.

Considering the assassination of Slobodan Milosevic held in custody by the West during his collapsing show-trial, one may have expected her to inquire not only about NATO's role in the death of Serbia's former President. Additionally, one would assume she would ask about their responsibility for the economic, social, and cultural collapse hastened by its brutal attack on the Balkans.

But she did not.

And, considering that Uncle Sam has clearly made their campaign to massacre Persians its highest priority, only a journalists truly divorced from the real world could ignore the recent report in the Sunday Times that detailed NATO's interest in joining Sam's campaign to kill Iranians.

Yet that's precisely what Warner did. One recalls during that trip to India that the corporate media, again acting as stenographers for Uncle Sam, regurgitated the patently absurd assertion that Sam gave away nuclear weapons to India for mangos. Warner and the corporate media ignored the elephant in the living room with Scheffer - Uncle Sam's lust for war with Iran - just as they ignored it when Bush went to India.

Then, as now, the corporate media refused to ask about Iran in a diplomatic context even as Uncle Sam's enforcers and technicians – people like Mafia Don Rumsfeld and Sambo Rice – ramp up their rhetoric.

Apart from the blustery rhetoric and unlike its Iraq strategy of conducting diplomacy with overt threats and public intimidation, Uncle Sam has opted for a quieter, subterranean propaganda campaign against Iran to avoid alienating potential allies. The reason is simple: stoking the anger and rage of the world population would bury the already floundering campaign.

This week, Iran announced its intent to accelerate uranium enrichment at the same time as Russia and China challenged Uncle Sam and its European vassals on their warmongering, stonewalling their efforts to bring Iran's legal nuclear power program before the UN Security Council.

Also standing in solidarity with the Iranian people, Comrade Hugo broke down Uncle Sam's propaganda war against Iran:
You know that one of the most serious problems the world has today is the energy problem, so much so that the North American empire has invaded Iraq just to look for oil and now threatens Iran because of oil… I'm completely sure that it's absolutely false that the Iranian government is developing an atomic bomb. It's the United States that has the atomic bombs.
The corporate media and Democrat party's acquiescence to the current administrations failing effort to rally the world to the cause of killing Persians underscores the importance of the Sam's pressing need to save the Greenback by maintaining their control the world's supply of oil.

If this campaign fails, Uncle Sam will have to rely on the well documented, well planned sneak attack against Iran by Apartheid Israel. The sneak attack, which Uncle Sam will blame on those who don't acquiesce to its campaign against Iran, will force every country into a "with us or with the 'terrorists" choice between Iran and Apartheid Israel.

22 March 2006

Slave Revolt Radio: Dollar$ & Chain$

The modern day Empire of America rest on two major pillars, it's military and the U.S. dollar. The U.S. dollar is part of the imperial order. In the 1970's the Government of America with it's great an essential ally in Saudi Arabia locked the world into a petrodollar exchange system. Forcing the world to have to gain access to American currency as the only means to purchase the crucial energy fuel petroleum. This petrodollar scheme launched the second phase of the U.S. imperial 'American century'. A dollar imperial order that has devastated world development and is one of the key component to 3rd world debt.

Slave Revolt explores these dynamics in a (Ruins of Empire) segment called 'Dollar$ and Chain$: U.S. Imperialism in the age of petrodollar decline'. We examine the rise of the Euro currency and the conflict that these two privatized monetary systems are in. This conflict has geopoli! tical, corporate based alignment, Nation state implications. War without end is what these institutions have to offer the slaves and servants of the planet unless we break the chain of this 'dollars and chains' order.

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Iraqi Resistance Reports

21 March 2006

1097 Days of Murdering Iraqis

We have now entered the fourth year of Uncle Sam's brutal campaign of terror, torture, murder and destruction in Iraq.

Two recent stories underscore the racism and barbarity of this genocidal campaign on the part of the mercinaries, death squads, and GI Joes sent there by Uncle Sam to slaughter Iraqis.

The first, broken by Matthew Schofield of Knight-Ridder, reveals the existence of an on-the-record report leaked by officials within Iraq's collaborator police that implicating GI Joes in the execution of 11 civilians in the town of Balad "including a 75-year-old woman and a 6-month-old infant." Schofield adds that, "the report identified the dead by name, giving their ages. The two men killed were 22 and 28. Of the women, one was 22, another was 23, a third was 30 and the fourth was 75. Two of the children were 5 years old, two were 3, and the fifth was 6 months old, the document said."

The report notes that Uncle Sam's soldiers stormed the house, corralled the civilians into a single room, and executed them. They also burned three vehicles, killed the villagers' animals before detonating the house.

Highlighting a similar attack on innocent civilians, Tim McGirk broke an equally grotesque story this week in Time about a massacre that occurred in Haditha 4 months ago. On 19 November 2005, the Iraqi resistance attacked one of Sam's humvees with a roadside bomb, killing a soldier. One day later, the piece explains that the Marines released a fabricated statement that falsely reported that the blast killed 15 Iraqi civilians in addition to the GI Joe.

But civilians didn't die in the humvee attack. Citing eyewitness testimony, human rights reports, and video footage, McGirk reports that, "the civilians who died in Haditha on Nov. 19 were killed not by a roadside bomb but by the Marines themselves, who went on a rampage in the village after the attack, killing 15 unarmed Iraqis in their homes, including seven women and three children."

While these accounts do not routinely find their way into corporate media on Sam's Plantation, stories that detail the savagery of the military in Iraq are routine elsewhere. In addition to highlighting their daily attacks on Uncle Sam, the Iraqi Resistance Reports detail the attacks on civilians against Sunni academics, religious leaders, children, and women carried out by Death Squads trained by Uncle Sam.

Each of these independent reports underscores the hypocrisy and savagery of the occupation in Iraq while showcasing the chief aim and goal of the military's continued occupation: stealing Iraq's resources and killing anyone who refuses to consent to this theft. Attacks such as the ones noted above are carried out partially for revenge and partially for a demonstration effect.

But the truth about Iraq is that Uncle Sam has already lost, and it's now only a matter of time before Uncle Sam decides to Cut and Run.

Sam has lost in Iraq politically, amplifying the power and strength of Sadrists, Hizbullah, Hamas, Syria, and Iran.

Sam has lost economically. The war has yielded no positive results and has added $500,000,000,000 of additional debt to a nation already $9,000,000,000,000 in the hole.

And finaly, Sam has lost militarily. They may spend billions more intensify the air war and let their Interior Ministry Death Squads loose to terrorize the country, but Uncle Sam's military has been decimated by a guerrilla army using small arms, RPGs, mortar and rocket fire, and, of course, the ubiquitous IED.

But Sam won't Cut and Run because of a pro-Democrat 'antiwar' movement. Sam won't Cut and Run because stories like these appear in the pro-war media. Sam won't Cut and Run because the UN, the EU, or some other ruling class institution asks it to leave.

For one reason, and one reason only, Sam's GI Joe's will Cut and Run: the heroic Iraqi resistance will continue to make Uncle Sam bleed money and lives.

15 March 2006

DynCorp's Paramilitaries and Mercinary Killers Occupy New Orleans

Over at his blog, Another Day in Empire, Kurt Nimmo has written a detailed entry concerning news that the sherrif of St. Bernard Parish in New Orleans has asked FEMA to approve his request that Dyncorp assist his police force in 'providing security' (a euphamism for harrassing and assaulting Black and poor people) - making arrests, carrying weapons, and dressing in St. Bernard Parish police uniforms.

Apparently Maj. Pete Turfaro, the man who made the request, is either ignorant of or unconcerned by Dyncorp's legacy of raping children in Bosnia or attacking peasants in South America with chemical weapons under the pretext of fighting Crackhead Sam's Psy-Op 'War on Drugs'.

One thing is for certain: FEMA will approve this request. Since Hurricane Katrina struke, FEMA has methodically gone about cleansing New Orleans of its Black and poor population - cruelly scattering hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians all over Sam's Plantation like dust. With that legacy, one cannot doubt for one second that they will jump at the chance to have DynCorp take up their baton and beat the people who have chosen to stay in New Orleans with it.

13 March 2006

Mafia Don Rumsfeld: Tamiflu Shill

Reporters have spilled a prodigious amount of ink covering the profiteering, corruption, and graft in the Cheney administration, whose savage bandrity equals that of people like Lawrence Summers and Robert Rubin from the previous administration. And for months, the media has rightfully targetted Five-Deferment Cheney's ties to Haliburton as a symbolic representation of how the current regime operates.

Mafia Donald Rumsfeld's intimate connection to Biological Warfare arm of the Military Industrial Complex, his role in selling the 'Bird Flu' pandemic, and his self-enrichment on Tamiflu stock stemming directly from that panic may serve as the pretext for a similar outrage.

On Sunday, The Independent broke a major story concerning how Mafia Don Rumsfeld, like Cheney, has reaped enormous profits from the Bush administration's chief export: fear-mongering. The paper reports,
Donald Rumsfeld has made a killing out of bird flu. The US Defence Secretary has made more than $5m (£2.9m) in capital gains from selling shares in the biotechnology firm that discovered and developed Tamiflu, the drug being bought in massive amounts by Governments to treat a possible human pandemic of the disease.
Lest we forget, in the early 1980s, Mafia Don Rumsfeld wore two hats. Upon leaving his post as Secretary of Defense in 1977, the Mafia Don took a 'civilian' job - "Chief Executive Officer, President, and then Chairman of G.D. Searle & Co.," a Biotech firm - where he served until 1985. Coincidentally, during this time the Mafia Don also served as Uncle Sam's envoy to Iraq, where he no doubt employed this knowledge of Biotech to oversee the massive sale of weapons - including BioWar Weapons - to Iraq during its war with Iran.

According to his Pentagon biography, the Mafia Don worked in "private business" between 1985 and 1990. During this time, he served as a member of the National Commission on Public Service, a member of the National Economic Commission, and on the Board of Visitors of the National Defense University. In other words, far from being in "private business," the Mafia Don, a career military man, worked under many guises as a covert operator for Uncle Sam.

The Independent piece continues, describing the Mafia Don's intimate connection with the company whose drug, Tamiflu, has fasely been alledged to treat H5N1.
The drug was developed by a Californian biotech company, Gilead Sciences. It is now made and sold by the giant chemical company Roche, which pays it a royalty on every tablet sold, currently about a fifth of its price.

Mr Rumsfeld was on the board of Gilead from 1988 to 2001, and was its chairman from 1997. He then left to join the Bush administration, but retained a huge shareholding.

The firm made a loss in 2003, the year before concern about bird flu started. Then revenues from Tamiflu almost quadrupled, to $44.6m, helping put the company well into the black. Sales almost quadrupled again, to $161.6m last year. During this time the share price trebled.

Mr Rumsfeld sold some of his Gilead shares in 2004 reaping - according to the financial disclosure report he is required to make each year - capital gains of more than $5m. The report showed that he still had up to $25m-worth of shares at the end of 2004, and at least one analyst believes his stake has grown well beyond that figure, as the share price has soared.
The Mafia Don essentially ran Gilead during the creation/discovery of H5N1 in the mid-1990s. After stock prices fell in 2003, Gilead's stock price has soared since thanks to Tamiflu, which sell like indulgences due to a deceitful campaign of hysteria - driven by politicians, military-industrial complex lobbyists, and the media - aimed at selling drugs to ward off 'Bird Flu'.

This conflation of interests has led to suspicion, even among Uncle Sam's allies, that 'Bird Flu' (and SARS) is a lab-created biological warfare agent with enrichment of and submission to Sam's BioWar industry as the ultimate objective.

That Mafia Don Rumsfeld has increased his personal wealth enormously by straddling the intersection of these two objectives only heightens suspicion.

12 March 2006

Dov Weisglass & Apartheid Israeli Exterminism

In today's Ha'aretz, Aluf Benn writes:
Before presenting to the Israeli public his "convergence initiative" to pull out of most West Bank territory, Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert briefed the Americans last week on the main thrust of the plan...

The latest version... was formulated with the prime minister's advisor Dov Weissglas, who played a pivotal role in Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan. Weissglas told senior American officials about the option of a pullout from areas deep within of the West Bank, and it has been debated extensively in the media.
Good old Dov Weisglass. Before Sharon was a drooling vegetable, Weisgass was his Karl Rove. As this piece notes, he explained Sharon's Psy-Op Disgagement/Retreat from Gaza to Ha'aretz:
The preservative of the sequence principle. It is the bottle of formaldehyde within which you place the president's formula so that it will be preserved for a very lengthy period. The disengagement is actually formaldehyde. It supplies the amount of formaldehyde that's necessary so that there will not be a political process with the Palestinians.
In a 16 February interview with AFP, Weisglass again betrayed his government's obsession with genocidal policies when he described Apartheid Israel's failing post-Hamas Landslide siege of Palestine. "The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet but not make them die of hunger."

Because of Exterminist policies like those sold to the world by people like Weisglass, Apartheid Israel now faces intense political pressure on a number of fronts - a hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners, infighting over Iran policy, and increasing violent repression of peaceful protest against the Apartheid Wall.

They will invariably respond with more assassinations, more bombings, more church attacks, and more land theft. Also expect an enormous military attack on Iran that could trigger a world war.

Apartheid Israel - working with France, with Britain, with Germany, Uncle Sam and others - is already fighting a publicly announced war against Palestine, against Lebanon, against Syria, against Iraq, and against Iran.

With this pending sneak attack against Iran, Apartheid Israel hopes to change the political dynamic in a way that demands further aggression against Iran from Uncle Sam and NATO. Faced with hostile resistance to Exterminist policies throughout the region and the rise of political resistance movements like Hamas, Hizbullah, and the Iraqi Sadrists, they want to broaden the terrain of the ongoing regional war and facilitating the theft of land and resources beyond Occupied Iraq, Occupied Palestine, the Occupied Golan, and Occupied Shebaa Farms.

Uncle Sam's desire for war coupled with its inability to muster enough political support for an attack on Iran before the new oil bourse takes shape has made it necessary to 'bypass' the UN.

Apartheid Israel's sneak attack will do just that.

10 March 2006

Uncle Sam Faces Backlash After Lecturing World on Human Rights

Earlier this week, Sambo Rice's State Department released Uncle Sam's annual Human Rights Report. As one would expect, the fiercely political document aims to smear its enemies with accusations while whitewashing its own record as the world's most profligate torturer and covering over the grotesque abuses committed by allies like Colombia and Apartheid Israel. This flagrant, unapologetic hypocrisy has made it the target of ridicule and scorn throughout the world.

On Thursday, Syria's Foreign Ministry responded to the report by referencing Uncle Sam's ongoing campaign of global terror.
The US. Administration will be very much mistaken when it assumes the role of human rights defender in the world at time when these very rights have been flagrantly violated by it in more than one place in the world, including Guantanamo and Abu-Ghraib’s scandals, and its silence and blessing of the violation of the Palestinian human rights.
Because Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution has produced the world's most progressive constitution, because the government of Venezuela refuses to subordinate the needs and interests of the Venezuelan people to Debt-Leverage Imperialism, and because Comrade Chavez has challenged Uncle Sam's right to wage an offensive war on the world, that nation too has found itself in Sam's crosshairs.

The Venezuelan government lashed out at Uncle Sam, calling the report "toilet paper."

Recounting that Uncle Sam maintains its own terrorist training camp, the School of the Americas (renamed WHINSEC to conceal its identity), Vice President José Vicente Rangel said, "the State Department spokesmen don't have the authority to judge any country on Earth because if any nation of the world, if any government violates human rights and is a center of corruption, it's precisely the government of the United States."

The Venezuelan government issued an additional statement ridiculing the document. "Once again, the State Department has proclaimed itself judge of the world… Trying to be the hand of God, its bloody fingernails give it away.''

The Chinese Government responded to the report with a report of their own which detailed the extreme racism, sexism, and inequality that exists today on Sam's plantation. Here are a few excerpts from that report:
On Life and Security:
  • The U.S. Justice Department reported on Sept. 25, 2005 that there were 5,182,670 violent crimes in the United States in 2004. There were 21.4 victims for every 1,000 people aged 12 and older, which amounts to about one violent crime victim for every 47 U.S. citizens (Crime Rate Remains at 2003 Level, Study Says, The Washington Post, September 26, 2005).
On Infringements upon Human Rights by Law Enforcement and Judicial Organs:
  • The United States proclaims to be a "paradise of freedom," yet the total number and ratio of its people behind bars both rank the first in the world. According to data released by the statistics bureau of the U.S. Justice Department on Oct. 23, 2005, the total number of people incarcerated in the United States was 2,267,787 at the end of 2004. This meant an incarceration rate of 724 per 100,000, up 18 percent from ten years earlier and 25 percent higher than that of any other nation. (Study Notes Upswing In Arrests of Women, the Washington Post, Oct. 24, 2005.)
  • Sexual infringement is quite common in prisons. According to a report released by the U.S. Department of Justice in June 2005, an estimated 8,210 allegations of sexual violence were reported by correctional authorities, of which almost 42 percent involved staff-on-inmate sexual misconduct. A report of the Human Rights Watch said that 21 percent of inmates in seven Midwestern prisons in the United States suffered sexual violence perpetrated by inmates of the same sex.
On Economic, Social and Cultural Rights:
  • A study of eight advanced countries by London School of Economics in 2005 found that the United States had the worst social inequality, Reuters reported on April 25, 2005. The poverty rate of the United States is the highest in the developed world and more than twice as high as in most other industrialized countries (Newsweek, The Other America, Sept. 19, 2005).
On Racial Discrimination:
  • According to The State of Black America 2005, the income level of African American families is only one-tenth of that of white families, and the welfare enjoyed by black Americans is only three-fourths of their white counterparts. In 2004, the poverty rate was 24.7 percent for African Americans, 21.9 percent for Hispanics, and 8.6 percent for non-Hispanic whites. In New Orleans, 100,000 of its 500,000 population live in poverty, with the majority of them being black American
  • Violent crimes against ethnic minorities have been increasing in America. According to a FBI report issued in October 2005, of the 9,528 victims of hate crimes in 2004, 53.8 percent were victims of racial prejudice, and 67.9 percent were blacks. Among the hate crime offenders, 60.6 percent were whites. According to statistics, blacks are twenty times more likely than whites to be a victim of hate crimes. In Los Angeles, 56 percent of hate crimes were targeted at blacks.
On Rights of Women and Children
  • Statistics from American Institute on Domestic Violence showed each year in the United States 5.3 million women are abused, and 1,232 women are killed by an intimate partner. A news report said one out of every three American women would fall under the influence of domestic violence in her life.
  • The FBI reported in October 2005 that during 2004, approximately 94,635 females nationwide were victims of forcible rape, which means that 63.5 out of every 100,000 women suffered from forcible rape. This figure also represents an increase of 0.8 percent from 2003. Women are sexually harassed while at work. In 2004 the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 13,136 charges of sexual harassment, with 84.9 percent of them filed by women.
  • According to an investigation by the Pentagon released on Dec. 23, 2005, up to 6 percent of the women at the Army, Navy and Air Force academies said they experienced sexual assault during the 2004-2005 school year, and about half or more said they were sexually harassed. In the Reserve Forces and National Guard units, 60 percent of women and 27 percent of men were sexually assaulted or harassed during their service. And 11 percent of women were raped.
As if to further underscore Uncle Sam's hypocrisy in publishing such a cynical document, today's Independent featured a story highlighting the inhumane treatment of detainees held without charge in its Guantanamo Bay concentration camp:
The United States authorities are facing demands by doctors from around the world to abandon the barbaric method of force-feeding hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay.

More than 250 medical experts are launching a protest today against the practice - which involves strapping inmates to "restraint chairs" and pushing tubes into the stomach through the nose. They say it breaches the right of prisoners to refuse treatment.

About 80 prisoners are understood to be refusing food, including a UK resident, Shaker Aamer, a Saudi national who is married to a British woman and has four children.
The piece continues:
Since August they have been routinely force-fed, an excruciatingly painful practice that causes bleeding and nausea. The doctors say: "Fundamental to doctors' responsibilities in attending a hunger striker is the recognition that prisoners have a right to refuse treatment"… The World Medical Association has prohibited force-feeding and the American Medical Association backed the WMA's declaration.
More than ever before, the world has responded to the inherent hypocrisy of Uncle Sam's Human Rights Report with contempt and hostility, causing its value as a political asset to wane. One shouldn't be surprised to see its release become less public in coming years.

09 March 2006

Iraqi Resistance Reports

Lebanese Collaborators Plot Coup from NYC Hotel Room

The Daily Star, Lebanon's invaluable English-language daily, reports today that "Lebanon's parliamentary majority leader MP Saad Hariri will head to New York Thursday [i.e., today -- JB], where he is expected to hold a meeting with leading politician, MP Walid Jumblatt, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan."

As Savage Justice has reported previously, Jumblatt and Hariri have become Uncle Sam's chief collaborators in its campaign to topple the government, foment sectarian strife in the country, and ultimately stage a coup in Lebanon. As part of this campaign, called the 'March 14 Movement', Jumblatt, Hariri and others have worked tirelessly over the last few months with Uncle Sam's Middle East Envoy David Welch, its Ambassador to Lebanon, Jeffrey Feltman, and Sambo Rice. No doubt, too, they've spent a significant amount of time conspiring with Sam's election fixers in the NED and USAID along with the Mossad, CIA, and other agencies acting on behalf of Uncle Sam and Apartheid Israel.

As March 14 approaches, Savage Justice will have a great deal more to say about this group of traitors and collaborators as well as the forces in Lebanon aligned to stop the planned coup.

08 March 2006

From Starbucks to GM, Class Struggle Persists on Sam's Plantation

From the racist debate surrounding the Dubai ports sale, to the Enron fraud, to the job-slashing acquisition of BellSouth by AT&T, to the recent attacks on workers at GM/Delphi, to the IWW's ongoing effort to unionize Starbucks; the work of Karl Marx (especially his 3 Volume exposé of the capitalist system, Das Kapital) has never been more relevant.

Marx exposes how the development of capitalism creates its own contradictions - how it develops and exploits a working class that labors exclusively for the benefit and enrichment of the capitalist. Centrally, he shows how, even as capitalism savagely oppresses workers, workers drive the system.

We cannot lose sight of this central thread running through Marx's oeuvre: the working class will liberate itself only by using the tools and weapons capitalism has created to fight a tireless class war against the exploiters and the ruling class insitutions whose very existence depends on profit gained by exploiting labor.

From the boardroom to the courtroom, Marx's analysis animates our world. Recent events - the attack on workers as GM and Starbucks' union-busting campaign - demonstrate this truism.

Writing in the Detroit Free Press, Michael Ellis reports today:
General Motors Corp. announced a sweeping change in direction Tuesday that will place more of the burden on workers to save for their retirement.

The changes are the latest hit to benefits for GM's 42,000 salaried workers who have already been forced to pay more for health care while losing other perks such as tuition reimbursement...

GM's hourly retirees also have seen changes to their benefits. Under a tentative deal reached between GM and the UAW last year, union members would pay monthly health care contributions, annual deductibles and coinsurance costs for the first time.
This is class war. Without any consent or consultation with the employees, GM's executives stole $2,000,000,000 from its workforce without thinking twice. Adding further insult to injury, last month G.M.'s vice chairman, Robert A. Lutz (who made $2,200,000 in 2005) argued against executive pay cuts in 2006, "since executives did not receive cash bonuses in 2005."

When Marx speaks of class war, he's referring to moments like this. Not an offensive war, but a defensive struggle against the rapacious greed of the ruling class elites playing Robin Hood in reverse.

With minimal help from organized labor and progressive activists, the Industrial Workers of the World continues to fight that very type of rearguard action in their campaign to organize Starbucks. And after yesterday's favorable ruling by the stridently anti-labor NLRB, that campaign seem seems poised for victory. Some highlights of the ruling include:
  • The reinstatement of IWW members, Sarah Bender and Anthony Polanco, who had been discharged for their union activity in order to discourage other workers from making a free and fair choice about whether to join the union.
  • The invalidation of Starbucks' national policy that prohibited the sharing of written union information and joining the union on company property.
  • The invalidation of Starbucks' national no-pin policy. Workers had been banned from wearing IWW pins and had been sent home from work without pay for refusing to take them off.
  • An agreement by Starbucks to end threats, bribes, and surveillance of union members.
The IWW understands that since Uncle Sam has sold off virtually all of its manufaturing sector, the massive, unorganized workforce employed in the service sector will be Ground Zero for class struggle in the 21st century. Tuesday's favorable ruling amounts to an intensification of the Starbucks campaign rather than its conclusion. And rest assured, the class struggle Marx spoke about, embodied in this campaign, will intensify in earnest once the enormous low-wage servant class cuts off Vanilla Sam's access to double espresso mocha lattes.

Left I Discusses Secessionist Traitors in Venezuela

I was going to cover the latest news from Venezuela today concerning the secessionist movement initiated by Uncle Sam and its fascist Colombian allies, but the phenomenal blog, Left I on the News, already did so.

In addition to Venezuela's domestic response, which Left I details, one should note also that Commandante Chavez, no doubt in response to Sam's ongoing meddling in Venezuela, demanded that Puetro Rico should be liberated from Uncle Sam's imperial grip.

07 March 2006

France: Nuclear Hypocrite of the Week

In an act of hypocrisy that would shame even Uncle Sam, France yesterday announced their desire to sell nukes to Libya. Lest we forget, these same French officials less than a month ago condemned Iran for allegedly developing a military nuclear program. Of course, they had no proof or evidence giving such a claim credibility. No matter, though: France, unlike Iran, can simply leverage its Whiteness to assert fiction as fact and lies as truth.

After nominally opposing Uncle Sam's attack on Iraq, France's President, Jacques Chirac, and his team of neo-fascist killers like Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin and Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy have of late fallen in line, faithfully supporting Uncle Sam's global onslaught against the world's poor like docile, obedient lapdogs.

Without French support, Sam may not have succeeded in overthrowing the democratically elected government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Haiti. And steadfast support from its French allies has enabled Sam's NED election fixers to continue its March 14 coup conspiracy in the former French colony of Lebanon.

These recent events, and France's flagrant nuclear hypocrisy, reveals much about its relationship with Uncle Sam: whatever their superficial differences on individual campaigns of death and destruction may be, they are resolutely unified in their desire to kill Iranians and slaughter whoever stands in the way of the goose-stepping march of imperialism, Vanilla Sam style.

06 March 2006

Uncle Sam's Court Jesters Give Eight Thumbs Up to Military Bigotry

Pat Robertson shot a huge 'Sieg Heil' to Uncle Sam's 'supreme court' after their unanimous 8-0 ruling on Monday, authored by child torturing chief justice, John Roberts, mandating universities who receive federal money to discriminate against gay people.

The details of the case, while relevant, camouflage the central point made by Roberts and his court of jesters: Uncle Sam can disregard human rights and civil liberties without a penalty whenever it wants, wherever it wants, to whomever it wants.

I suppose the Jesters could have done more to advance the cause of bigotry. For instance, it could have allowed the government to declare all LGBT people 'enemy combatants' and wiped away even the veneer of civil rights as it did in the case of Yasir Hamdi, an Arab man "stripped of his citizenship and deported without ever having been charged with a crime."

After all, we have seen time and time again that whenever Sam invokes 'national security' – the rationale out of which corruption and criminality flow like water from a bombed-out New Orleans levee – the Jesters stand at attention, ignoring facts, evidence, common sense, and human decency.

We see their craven cowardice in their servile disreagard of report after report after report after report after report after report after report after report after report after report after report after report after report after report after report after report of torture by Sam's GI Joes. Despite this evidence, the Jesters have impotently refuse to act.

The torturers and rapists in Uncle Sam's military, so well-known throughout the world, played a major role in this decision, too. And for showing steadfast dedication to prejudice and discrimination, Robertson undoubtedly commended them as well. He knows that the military has made a crippling sacrifice by choosing outright bigotry in favor of their own long-term strategic interest.

We cannot take seriously the military's argument that, "equal access to law schools... for our recruiters is crucial to ensuring we attract a diverse and highly qualified pool of applicants," considering that this assertion totally contradicts their unwavering demand that universities discriminate against LGBT people.

Lesser xenophobes than those littering Uncle Sam's military brass may have buckled on this question. Especially now – stuck in a quagmire, receiving a colossal ass-kicking from the Iraqi National Resistance, and facing plummeting recruitment numbers because of that ass-kicking – their profound devotion to bigotry remained unflinching.

But lesser xenophobes have no place in Sam's army. And with its legacy of homophobia, racisim, discrimination, and segregation, they have much to consider and protect before making such rash determinations.

05 March 2006

Uncle Sam-Style Democracy on Display in Pakistan

Since Uncle Sam's attack on Iraq, defined by the Nuremberg Tribunal as the 'supreme international crime,' wherever its little fool president goes in the world - whether it's Salt Lake City or Buenos Aires or Pakistan - the world's population responds by erupting in protest. The reason is simple: nobody likes a bloodthirsty murderer coming to visit.

Uncle Sam exhales a great many words pontificating about the virtues of democracy. But its actions over its whole existence - from genocide to slavery to internment to occupation - betrays that lie.

That democracy so adored by Sam found itself nakedly and openly displayed in the Sunday Independent. The paper reports that "to prevent mass protests against Mr Bush's visit, the Pakistan authorities went so far as to place the former cricket star, Imran Khan, who is now a political opposition leader and was planning to lead a protest march, under house arrest."

Of course, Khan - who joined forces with Arundhati Roy for a powerful, continent-wide response to Sam's visit - was just one among the dozens arrested.

Nope. Pakistan's authoritarian leadership threw dozens of protestors in jail.

The reason that Pervez Musharraf, Sam's Puppet Military Dictator, did so is obvious and clear: Pakistan supports and promotes 'Democracy,' Vanilla Sam-style.

04 March 2006

Savage PigWatch: Chicago's 'Finest' Try to Kill Fred Hampton... Again

"You can murder a liberator but you can't murder liberation."
Fred Hampton

At 4:00 a.m. on 4 December 1969, Pigs with the Chicago Police Department, using information gained from the FBI's COINTELPRO domestic spying program, illegally broke into the local Black Panther Party headquarters and wildly riddled the office with more than 80 bullets, assassinating the Party's Chairmen, Fred Hampton along with fellow Panther Mark Clark (watch a spectacular documentary about the assassination).

Fred Hampton again grabbed headlines when Chicago's neo-fascist Fraternal Order of Police excoriated Alderwoman Madeline Haithcock over her proposal to name the short block where Hampton was assassinated "Chairman Fred Hampton Way." The idea was proposed to Haithcock by Hampton's son, Fred Hampton, Jr., who carries on his father's revolutionary legacy through the Prisoner of Conscience Committee.

Hampton Jr. sees nothing surprising about the Pigs' outcry. He told the legendary Black paper, the Chicago Defender, “There is a war that is being waged on our people. The police officers represent the front lines of that war. Chairman Fred Hampton said that everything is political.”

In the past, the Board of Aldermen has honored other controversial figures with street names. The Sun Times reports that, "In April, 2000, female aldermen and women's groups managed to defeat in committee an honorary street sign for Playboy founder Hugh Hefner… only to have Ald. Burton F. Natarus (42nd) use a parliamentary maneuver to ram it through the next day."

It's one thing for Chicago's institutionally racist Board of Aldermen to honor a misogynistic cretin like Hefner who's made millions of dollars exploiting women. But it's quite another to honor a murdered revolutionary Black icon like Hampton in the very place where Pigs killed him.

Evidently ignorant that Chicago's 'Finest' killed Hampton and not the reverse, FOP President Mark Donahue responded to the news with the stupidity and anger befitting his position. "It's a dark day when we honor someone who would advocate killing policemen and who took great advantage of the communities he claimed to have been serving."

Before his murder, Hampton had become one of the most prominent, charismatic, revolutionary leaders in the Black Panther Party. Chairman of the Illinois chapter at 20, Hampton worked with a free People's Clinic, taught political education classes every morning at 6am, and launched a project demanding community control of police. His message of Socialism, liberation, and racial unity in opposition to the Pigs and the white power structure helped radicalized large numbers of people in the Chicago area and his own political standing such that, just prior to his execution, Hampton was named the next national Chief of Staff for the Black Panther Party.

Hampton's charisma and his revolutionary politics led the FBI to begin spying on him prior to his 20th birthday. After Pigs failed to send Hampton to jail on trumped-up charges (robbing an ice cream man), State's Attorney Edward Hanrahan ordered Hampton's assassination with information gained the help of Hampton's bodyguard and FBI snitch, William O'Neal, who received more than $10,000 for a floor-plan of the apartment (marking Hampton's bed with an "X") and other services rendered.

Alderwoman Haithcock initially defended the designation, arguing that the Black Panther Party's "purpose was housing, education, clothing and justice. They fought racism and discrimination." But her resolve seems to be eroding before our eyes. Defering to the racist heritage of Chicago politics, she has pathetically begun to equivocate, telling the Sun-Times, "it's only one block - and it's not even a long block. But I don't want to cause dissension among our police officers. If that's going to cause dissension with all of the negative things the Black Panthers did, then I won't put up the sign."

In other words, "Fred Hampton Way" will only become a reality if people compel the Alderwoman Haithcock to stand with the Fred Hampton and against the racist Pigs who killed him.

03 March 2006

Iraq Resitance Reports

Ignoring Real Purpose of India Trip (Killing Iranians), PBS Sells Mangos

Excepting the ignorant and delusional corporate media here on Sam's Plantation, is there anyone in the world who seriously believes that yesterday's agreement inked by Uncle Sam and India really codified the exchange of mangos for nuclear technology?

Because last night, Margaret Warner on PBS's NewsHour framed the agreement in just that way: NUKES FOR MANGOS! At the post-signing press conference, G-Dub played along, yucking it up with Manmohan Singh. "Mr. Prime Minister," the killer said with a smile, "the United States is looking forward to eating Indian mangos."

Played for a fool, Warner ignores the naked hypocrisy of Sam shipping nukelear technology to a renegade nation in violation of the NPT (a nuclear agreement that Iran has signed but India, Apartheid Israel and Uncle Sam have not).

Even more importantly, she also refused to even inquire about Sam's real motivation for the trip: bribing India with nuclear technology in exchange for supporting Sam's campaign to maim and slaughter Iranians.

It's not that we should find ourselves surprised by such blatant ignorance and cowardice within the corporate media. When the stakes are highest for Sam, we've seen time and time again that State/Media collaboration reaches its pinnacle. Just as we saw with Chalabi, Judith Butler, and the New York Times spouting absurd lies in the lead-up to Sam's onslaught against Iraq, we can expect a similar barrage of propaganda and disinformation, like the PBS report, as they sew the seeds for Sam's pending slaughter of Iranians.

This nonsense about India and Mangos is but one example.