22 August 2007

Mumia, MOVE, and Michael Vick

Two noteworthy radio pieces overlap in interesting ways:
In Mumia's latest Prison Radio broadcast, he addresses the fanatic outcry over Uncle Sam's conspiracy charges against Michael Vick. He notes the the striking contrast between the Vanilla Sam's venom towards Vick and the apathy over the brutal bombing of the MOVE headquarters on 13 May 1985, when Philadelphia's Pigs used C4, tear gas, explosives, and more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition to murder 11 men, women, and babies - along with several dogs.

The second interview features Ramona Africa, the only surviving adult member of the MOVE bombing. She gives an historical background to the attacks on her family beginning with the capture and frame-up of 9 MOVE members in 1978, when the Philadelphia Pigs assaulted the MOVE headquarters for the first time.
In different ways, both of these interviews illuminate the ongoing struggle for freedom on Uncle Sam's Plantation. They are both worth your time.


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Uncle Sam's Kiddie Porners Seek Access to World's Largest Pornographic Datebase

Uncle Sam's sexual perverts are at it again.

For more than three years, Sam's Departments of Vanilla Justice and Fatherland Security have collaborated on a project aimed at scrutinizing, analyzing, examining, and studying kiddie porn with unsurpassed fervor and intensity.

Looking at kiddie porn is their life!

But it turns out that this has left left some employees unsatisfied. Tired and bored with the sight of naked 14-year-olds, they demand the real thing!

"We want to look at real porn... with real porn stars," they insist!

Not surprisingly, Uncle Sam agreed with them. And in response, He has charged the Department of Vanilla Justice with compiling a database of every pornographic web-site, movie, and producer. Uncle Sam even wants addresses and phone numbers of every porn star put into his Rolodex!

The New York Post reports:
The Department of Justice wants to come up with an official list of every porn star in America...

The new rules...would require blue-movie makers to keep photos, stage names, professional names, maiden names, aliases, nicknames and ages on file for... inspection...

The proposed rule would require porn producers to give the title of the video or magazine, or the Web address where the actor appears.

This twisted and pointless exercise has but one rationale: satisfying the request of Uncle Sam's perverted employees. We have already seen the effects of pandering to such people. In April of last year, Savage Justice reported on the arrest of Brian Doyle, a high-ranking official at the Department of Fatherland Security busted for soliciting a 14-year-old on the internet.

Heeding this request, no doubt made by people who's level of sexual perversity exclipses that of the sick, twisted DHS Doyle and his close friend and blogging colleague, MULLAH BEAK the DHS PEDOPHILE, helps us to understand Uncle Sam's utter indifference concerning the epidemic of rape and sexual assault on the Plantation.
  • Every two and a half minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.
  • One in six American women are victims of sexual assault, and one in 33 men.
  • In 2004-2005, there were an average annual 200,780 victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault.
  • About 44% of rape victims are under age 18, and 80% are under age 30.

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21 August 2007

SCO Military Exercise Challenges Uncle Sam, Alters Geopolitical Chessboard

Last weekend, leaders of the SCO - the Shanghai Cooperation Organization - gathered for the commencement of the unprecedented 'Peace Mission 2007' military exercise. AFP reported:
The vast show of firepower... involved some 6,000 personnel from the six countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan....

The exercises come after Thursday's summit where SCO leaders underlined their common opposition to perceived US hegemony. The summit was held in the former Soviet state of Kyrgyzstan, with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad observing.

The exercises - coordinated from separate command centers in Russia and China - featured movement of Chinese forces across Russian rail lines, joint special forces activities, and fly-overs by the Chinese Air Force over Russian airspace. The sophisticated operations concretely formalized the military alliance between China and Russia designed to prevent further penetration into Central Asia by Uncle Sam. Nothing could convey this objective more clearly than the presence of the Iranian President at the summit. The Zionist propaganda site DEBKA reported:
The capability to transfer large-scale military contingents across vast distances is essential should Moscow and Beijing decide on joint military action in the event of a possible American military operation against Iran spilling over into the Caspian and Central Asian regions.
Making a similar point in a different manner, AP reported:
The leaders of Russia, China and Iran warned the outside world Thursday to let Central Asia look after its own stability and security, in a veiled message to the United States issued on the eve of major war games between Russia and China...

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, an observer at the summit, blasted U.S. missile defense plans as a threat to the entire region. "These intentions go beyond just one country. They are of concern for much of the continent, Asia and SCO members," he said.
Putin himself recently attacked the same plan for a 'missile shield' in Eastern Europe on the grounds that it threatened Russia and the world. "If this missile system is put in place, it will work automatically with the entire nuclear capability of the United States," he declared.

Russia's foreign policy establishment responded, announcing a series of counter-measures to Uncle Sam's provocative act:
  • Recognizing that a loss of 'dollar hegemony' would emaciate Uncle Sam's power, Putin called for a "new architecture of economic relations" based on the "creation of several world currencies and several financial centers."
  • Deputy Prime Minister Ivanov declared that Russia they had an asymmetrical response to the shield.
  • "Russia introduced a moratorium on its observance of the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty and related international agreements."
  • When Uncle Sam's NATO lackeys asked Russia to reconsider this decision, Nikolaus von Twickel reported in The Moscow Times that, "the [Russian] Defense Ministry.. rejected an offer... to hold a conference about Russia's decision to suspend its participation... and called for a new treaty to be drafted."
These measures rattled Uncle Sam. So in an attempt to ameliorate the escalating diplomatic war, He sent a diplomatic dream-team on a heavily censored summit to Russia. Henry Kissinger led the delegation, which also included:
former Secretary of State George Schultz, former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, former Special Representative for Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Disarmament Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr., former Senator Sam Nunn and Chevron Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David O'Reilly.
But the secret meeting did not go well. Kissinger called the discussions "frank" - another way of saying Putin refused to grovel and genuflect at the delegation's awe-inspiring presence.

In response, Uncle Sam ordered the UnionJack to punish Russia's intransigence. Uncle Sam's obedient lackey - backed by the EU - expelled four Russian diplomats. Days later, Russia responded with a round of expulsions of their own that included Andrew Levi, who The Moscow Times calls, "the British Embassy's top trade and investment official... responsible for liaising with Russian government officials and British investors."

The tit-for-tat expulsions and increasingly hostile East-West rhetoric set the stage for the SCO summit and military exercises. But many other issues, too - NATO expansion, Kosovo 'independence', and weapons sales to Venezuela and Syria (among others) - point to a widening chasm of global imperialist forces. In this context, the growth of the China-Russia military alliance - through the SCO - takes on an added significance.

As Uncle Sam's economy continues to deflate and as the Iraq Genocide flounders and sputters along with no end in sight, one can be certain that Sam is searching for ways change the dynamic of the geopolitical chessboard. If that changed equation involves a proxy attack by Apartheid Israel on Syria or Lebanon - or another alCIAda Black-Op terror attack on Uncle Sam's Plantation used as a pretext to attack Iran - the likelihood of a conflict that expands into the very region in which the exercises took place appears increasingly likely.

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19 August 2007

Slave Revolt Radio:
Hollywood Corporate Military Media Industrial Market Complex

Slave Revolt Radio
The Hollywood, Corporate Military Media Industrial Market Complex Estate
by Tracey James

In his latest broadcast, Tracey James and Slave Revolt Radio burst back onto the pages of Savage Justice with a searing indictment of the media's complicity in Uncle Sam's global imperialist crusade. Highlighting the selective use of sources and the conscientious manipulation of information, James explores the role played by the myth-making industry - especially in transforming Uncle Sam's alCIAda Black Op into a national, unifying myth - in providing a pretext for future imperialist wars.
The U.S. Empire is a Corporate War Complex, Privatized Market Based Society. It is designed to express the interest of the Rulers. Hollywood, the Corporate media, and Television express those interest in various ways. One of the most important forms of these 'expressions' for the Market Order is in the developments, actions, and justifications for Imperialist Wars.

In this (Beyond The Shadow) segment called 'The Hollywood, Corporate Military Media Industrial Market Complex Estate' Slave Revolt turns it's camera lens on this subject. Clips from the 1950's TV show 'Lassie', Hollywood Researcher Dave Robb, Dinesh D'Souza (Right Wing Author/Propagandist), Ralph McGee (Former CIA Operative (Author of the book Deadly Deceits), and others are explored in this War Matrixed Society.

A Society where War Hollywood and it's War Media for the Corporate War Estate go together like Christianity, Islam and Human Slavery.

SRR Broadcasts on W.O.R. (West Oakland Radio) 103.3fm
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17 August 2007

Uncle Sam Refuses to Allow Petraeus to Whine to Congress about alCIAda Goblins

Many people in the neo-fascist blogosphere have spilled considerable ink in recent weeks trumpeting Uncle Sam's divine victory in Iraq. News of Uncle Sam's success would become clear, they asserted, once His commanding officer there, David Petraeus, testified before Congress next month. Judging by their self-confidence, one assumed that Petraeus would actually testify in his own words, not as a Sock Puppet.

Predictably, they lied. Like a good Storm-Trooper, if he's allowed to speak at all, he'll toe Uncle Sam's line!

The pro-Occupation Washington Post reports:
Senior congressional aides said yesterday that the White House has proposed limiting the much-anticipated appearance on Capitol Hill next month of Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker to a private congressional briefing.
After Uncle Sam and His propagandists spent so much energy on the yarn that the testimony given would demonstrate His heroic triumph, we now see that what we'll get instead is more rhetoric from Sambo Rice.

Who thinks they're embarrassed at being punked... again... by Uncle Sam?

The Post piece continues:
The document would not be written by the Army general but instead would come from the White House.
So MISS BEAMISH... Farmer: maybe next time.

Thanks so much, though, for the disinformation!

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As Uncle Sam's Occupation of Iraq Flounders, Carpet-Bombing Intensifies

IPS correspondent Ali al-Fadhily writes on how Uncle Sam, defeated on the ground by Iraq's Resistance, has resorted to a vindictive intensification of Carpet-Bombing Campaign to maximize civilian bloodshed:
The U.S. military has dramatically escalated its use of air power in Iraq, leading many Iraqis to conclude that the occupation forces on the ground are facing defeat.

U.S. Air Force and Navy aircraft dropped five times as many bombs in Iraq during the first six months of this year as during the first half of 2006, according to official information....

The U.S. forces are looking to do more of all this. “There are times when the Army wishes we had more jets,” said F-16 pilot Lt. Col. Steve Williams, commander of the 13th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron...

Air Force engineers are working long hours to upgrade the Balad air base, just north of Baghdad, which already supports 10,000 air operations per week. One of the two 11,000-foot runways has been reinforced to withstand five to seven years more of hard use.

Salli Hussein, a 10-year-old girl, lost both her legs when her home was bombed by a U.S. jet fighter near the Abu Ghraib area of Baghdad in November 2006. Her cousin Tabarak and 11-year-old brother, Akram, were torn to pieces in that missile attack.

“I want to have legs again so that I can play with my friends and make Mama happy,” she said.

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Iraqi Resistance Denoucnes alCIAda Attack on "Iraqi Citizens of Yazidi Sects"

In this terrorist explosion they want to carry out their tricks to change Iraq’s demographic population distribution to reach, in the end, to impose the acceptance of the occupation, therefore, the plans for reassemble new Iraq’s and the region’s map.

The crime -like this - can not be carried out except professional criminals who do not have any humanity in their hearts and they deserve the disgraceful from Almighty Allah.

The Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq (AMSI) carries the occupation and the current sectarian government having responsibility for this terrifying crime.

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16 August 2007

AshkeNazi Zionists to Beta Israel:
"No Niggers Wanted! Israel is an Apartheid State!"

Defenders of the Zionist colony frequently point to the immigration of Beta Israel - Jews of Ethiopian descent - as proof that the squatter colony does not desire a racially pure homeland (akin to the desires of the Third Reich), but rather wants a religiously pure state.

"We love our Ethiopian Jews!" they assert as though referring to their pets. "Our problem is with the filthy Arabs who blow up pizza joints!"

However abundant evidence demonstrates that this claim is but sophistry and apologetics meant to conceal Zionism's racist nature. In Wednesday's Pro-Apartheid Ynet, we read that:
Less than three weeks before the school year begins, 80 children of Ethiopian descent residing in Petah Tikvah find themselves with no place to carry out their first year of elementary school...

Erez Sandovski, a friend of the Moloyia family whose son Yossef was not admitted to the neighborhood school has been trying to help the family....

Sandovski described the "creative" excuses he was given by the municipality, and said, "After asking directly if that (the children's descent) was the problem and receiving twisted answers, I carried out a brief inquiry among the parents in the school, and the cat came out of the bag. The teachers' board opposed the registration of more Ethiopian children to the school."

The refusal, on the part of parents and teachers, to educate Ethiopian Jews is but the latest in a long line of racist measures imposed upon Beta Israel by the Zionist Colony's AshkeNazi leadership.

In June, 59 Ethiopian Jews staged a march "to demand that they be allowed to appear before rabbinical conversion courts for final conversion exams." Their eagerness to convert comes out clearly in the piece, which appeared in the pro-Apartheid Ha'aretz:
The youths have waited more than a year and a half to be summoned for conversion tests at the rabbinical courts to complete their conversions...

One of the marchers, Teddy, said "we want to convert and have waited over a year and a half. That's why we decided to march, in spite of the heat, in the hope that someone will hear us and understand how much we want this.
The AshkeNazi courts simply refused to follow protocol, asserting on purely racist grounds that the children were not sufficiently Jewish:
Conditions set by the 'Shebot Am" Jewish identity center for conversion have delayed the final conversion exams for around 150 Ethiopian immigrant youth, all of whom finished their Judaism studies as part of the "Kidma" program...

Authorities at the rabbinical courts decided that before youths would be allowed to appear before the court for their exams, they would have to inform them if they will live in a community where they will be capable of following Jewish Law.
The anti-Black racism of Apartheid Israel's AshkeNazi population extends into the economic sphere as well.

A report summarizing a study done by the Bank of Israel appeared in Ynet, showed the dire economic situation for Ethiopian Jews and the Jim Crow conditions within the Zionist Squatter Colony:
Unemployment among Ethiopians in Israel is twice as high as the market average and two thirds of the community's children live below the poverty line...

Over 80 percent of Israeli Ethiopians cannot provide for themselves. Those who do work are usually discriminated against and receive less pay than they should.

"Employers make a distinction between Ethiopians and other citizens," he said. "Sometimes I think this is done on purpose. I know of many instances when people who worked 10-12 hours received pay for less hours' work. This is especially bad in private companies and manpower agencies. It is slavery."

"But the government is not concerned because we have no political power. We have no ministers of members of Knesset. The government only attends to those who speak up," he explained.
He's right, of course, but the problem is more striking since members of Apartheid Israel's government harbor the very racism with which Ethiopian Jews must contend. The Daily Telegraph reports:
Israel's interior minister faces accusations of racism after he suggested suspending the policy of allowing Ethiopians with Jewish ancestry to move to the country.

While rabbinical authorities judge the so-called Falash Mura to be sufficiently Jewish to qualify for Israeli citizenship, Meir Sheetrit said they were not really Jewish and had been let in only because of "political correctness"...

"Who needs them?" he said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post.
Sheetrit predictably hides behind Sorcery to advocate White Supremacy. He wants a racially pure AshkeNazi state as many others do within Apartheid Israel.

Ironically, the "pure-blood" policy of the Nazis finds itself re-incarnated in Apartheid Israel. Just over a decade ago, AshkeNazi racism became overtly manifest when blood donated by 'Diseased' Ethiopian Jews was separated from 'Pure' AshkeNazi Blood and trashed. The pro-Apartheid New York Times apologetically reported:
Israeli officials have said that the blood was accepted from Ethiopians and surreptitiously thrown out so as not to stigmatize the donors publicly...

"Our blood is as red as yours and we are just as Jewish as you are," proclaimed one of the many banners in a throng of about 10,000 black Jews that ranged from elderly men and women in traditional Ethiopian dress to youths in jeans and baseball caps. "Apartheid in Israel," proclaimed another.
As the Times explains, the rationale used by those defending the decision essentially boiled down to, "you know all those savage Africans have AIDS."
The report about the blood... was followed by an explanation from blood-collection officials that they did not use blood from Ethiopian immigrants because of a relatively high rate of H.I.V. infections among them.
An "International Conference of Jewish Medical Ethics" panel discussion exposed the fakery of this argument. "Many of the blood donors were 18-to 20-year-old soldiers who were too young to have contracted the AIDS virus in Ethiopia," they flatly stated.

As with every other argument used to justify the AshkeNazi's race supremacy, as with all arguments that justify Vanilla Supremacy of all types, defenders never explicitly say, "White people are better than Blacks."

That's no longer politically expedient. Instead, they appeal to "blood purity," to Sorcery belief systems, or they emotionally appeal to one group of people over another.

But the bottom line, as always, is material reality. In Apartheid Israel, as on Uncle Sam's Plantation, the numbers don't lie: Racism shows itself in the discrepancy between the real living conditions of AshkeNazis, and the conditions under which those living under the exploitive boot of Vanilla Zionism - be they Ethiopian or Arab.

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Savage Graveyard: Iraqi Muqawama Bleeds Uncle Sam's Sadistic Child Torturers

The self-parodying neo-fascist blogosphere continues to repeat the same claims of 'success' and 'victory' that Uncle Sam's official propagandists in Iraq have raised there for more than 4 years.

I suppose that's easy to do when you're not dying!

As evidence of Uncle Sam's decisive 'victory', they point to the fact that He has crammed more than 20,000 Iraqis into Torture Chambers and Concentration Camps, including more than 750 Iraqi children!
Military officials said that the American occupation army has arrested 750 children, aged between 11 to 17 years...

The American army had detained by February, with growing numbers of troops in Iraq, approximately 16 thousand people. Since that time, the number of detainees in American prisons increased by 50% to nearly 24 thousand prisoners.
Much like the 'body count' figures used to validate their claims of 'success' in Vietnam, Uncle Sam uses stats like this one - number of innocent Iraqis held in its gulags - as evidence of 'victory'.

Unfortunately for Him, fabricated definitions and terrorist attacks on civilians cannot whitewash military defeat. As Uncle Sam proudly announced this news, material reality again reared its head in the form of a video posted to the internet of a Iraqi resistance attack Abu-Graib prison that destroyed the guard towers (~2:30 into the video).

In addition to the proud admission that Uncle Sam's Gulag was buzzing with child victims even as it was under attack, His War Propagandists admitted yesterday that 10 Storm-Troopers have found their way into the Savage Graveyard at the hands of the Iraqi Resistance. Three died on the ground in restive Nineveh province (scene of the Biblical fairy tale about Jonah) and two more in Baghdad. Five more bit the dust when their Chinook helicopter went down in Resistance-held Anbar province.

Meanwhile, AFP reported that the Resistance has successfully targeted a group of high-level collaborators from Iraq's puppet government:
The governor and police chief of Iraq's southern Shiite city of Diwaniyah were killed when a bomb attack ripped through their convoy on Saturday...

"The hospital in Diwaniyah received the governor and police chief, and three other corpses from their security detail," said Doctor Hamid Gaati, head of the health directorate in Diwaniyah...

A senior security official in Diwaniyah said they were killed in a multiple bomb attack on their convoy.

"More than 10 IEDs (roadside bombs) targeted a convoy of the governor and the chief of police on their way back from Afak to the centre of the city, killing the governor of Diwaniyah and the chief of police," said the official.
Falsify as they might, Uncle Sam's neo-fascist apologists simply can deny neither the reality of the Resistance's growing strength in Iraq - as evidenced by the sophisticated military operations outlined above - or the utter depravity of Uncle Sam's demoralized military. For four years, lacking a fraction of the intelligence needed to defeat a guerrilla insurgency, Uncle Sam has marched through Iraq torturing women and murdering children. In doing so, they have extinguished every conceivable excuse for their failure to subdue the heroic Resistance who, day after day, does more to combat Uncle Sam's Imperial machine than anyone else on earth.

And while apologetics and myth-making may have the desired effect of propagandizing those living on Uncle Sam's Plantation, they fail to subdue the resounding cry heard throughout Iraq:

Down with Imperial Occupation!
Long Live the Muqawama!

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15 August 2007

Dershowitz, Foxman & Lieberman LLC in Latest Snit over Michigan Billboard

Al-Manar reports:
When you stand on the US territories at the Detroit riverbank in Michigan State and look towards the opposite side, you will see a huge picture for Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah surrounded by a number of Lebanese figures....

On both sides of the painting, a phrase was written in Arabic and English languages which says, "Arab and Lebanese Communities in Windsor City congratulate the Lebanese people for their steadfastness and endeavor to establish peace in Lebanon."
One can only imagine the hysteria among Zionists upon reading this news in The Zionist Bedwetter! After performing the duty of all good AshkeNazis on Sam's Plantation - whining and crying from the rooftops about the Jewish Holocaust and the savagery of Arab's who resist ethnic cleansing - two things happened in quick succession:
  1. Millions of Zionists throughout Uncle Sam's Plantation retreated in hysterical fear to their custom-made bunkers where they feasted on cheeseburgers and watched the Home Shopping Network.
  2. The world's chief defenders of baby-killing and torture - Dershowitz, Foxman & Lieberman LLC - scrambled to denounce the billboard and condemn anyone who asserted their right to speak in opposition to them.
It goes without saying that the whining AshkeNazis (like Mickey Blustein) will ultimately get their wish: the people who took the money will capitulate to the worlds most vociferous whiners and insist on its removal. However the billboard itself as well as their sanctimonious, weak-willed response to it, offers another illustration of full-frontal assault launched by Vanilla Zionists on any type of speech that doesn't echo their pro-Apartheid, pro-torture, pro-baby killing line.

It also exposes the inherent weakness of a genocidal ideology so unable to stomach even the most innocuous reminder of its inadequacies that it cries to the high-heavens and demands of others to prevent the reification or celebration of events its defenders could not prevent. No amount of begging Uncle Sam to send more welfare checks to Apartheid Israel last summer from Dershowitz, Foxman & Lieberman LLC could prevent the Land-Grabbers' resounding defeat on the battlefield at the hands of the Lebanese Resistance.

Instead of doing something to improve the material condition of the Zionist military, they bitch and moan to have any reminder of the Zionists' weakness, no matter how small, removed from the public record.

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14 August 2007

A Belated Congratulations to Barry Bonds

Despite being huge sports fans, we at Savage Justice recognize their chief value lies for the ruling order in their ability to distract and propagandize the masses, thereby making them easier to manipulate and control.

Lacking the patience of Dave Zirin (author of What's My Name, Fool? and Welcome to the Terrordome), who has entered full-boar into the lion's den and taken on the most reactionary elements of the Athletic Supporting Industry, we ordinarily opt for other issues and causes. But here, we make an exception.

Zirin's work has shown that just as sports can serve as a safe-haven for nationalistic barbarism, it can also act as a catalyst for revolutionary growth and education.

Which brings us to the instructive case of Mr. Bonds.

Bonds is unquestionably the best baseball player - and perhaps the best athlete - of the modern age. No player has parlayed his skill-set into results with Bonds's devastating success. His combination of power and speed, his selective eye, his defense, and his competitive fire - evidenced by both his longevity and his consistency - make him, without question, the best player anyone under 33 years old has ever witnessed.

So why, rather than lauding his accomplishments, has the Athletic Supporting Industry attacked Bonds with such vitriol?

The claim, of course, is that Bonds cheated... that he used steroids.

This is simply smoke & mirrors. The assertions of Bonds's guilt have no foundation in either fact or law. Rather they are based on grand jury testimony illegally leaked to reporters from the San Francisco Chronicle by attorneys for the steroid-maker BALCO.

The leaks, in other words, were a criminal conspiracy by Uncle Sam and steroid-makers primarily to indict Bonds, preventing him from breaking the record. Secondarily, they used the unsubstantiated accusations, treated as fact, to attack him in the media.

On the first count, they failed miserably. But their success in using steroid-lobby propaganda to taint Bonds's achievement is unquestionable. The failed conspiracy to prevent Bonds's run only heightened the rhetoric and exacerbated the degree to which the Athletic Supporting Industry disregards even the pretense of due process.

Vanilla Justice strikes again!

Ignoring facts, Vanilla Sam has opted to use the self-interested and self-righteous accusations of steroid-makers to justify their on-air lynching of Bonds. So much for the anti-steroid crusade!

But of course their assault on Bonds has nothing to do with racism

Of course!

I mean, some of Bud Selig & BALCO's best friends are Black!


Just as Uncle Sam's system of Vanilla Justice uses trumped-up chargers and baseless accusations to frame and lock-up the innocent every day, the Athletic Supporting Industry has use the fabricated steroid accusations against Bonds to delegitimize his historic accomplishment.

In other words, the 'steroids' canard provides cover for White Supremacy.

In a piece entitled "Home Runs, Heroes and Hypocrisy: Performance Enhancement in Black and White," well-known activist Tim Wise cuts to pieces the hypocrisy of an Athletic Supporting Industry that deifies the "Good Old Days" of Jim Crow Baseball, contrasting it with their sanctimonious crusade against Bonds.

Fundamentally, Wise asks, "how can white Americans call for Bonds to have his records marred by an asterisk, while continuing to revere the records and performances of their white baseball heroes of eras past - folks with names like DiMaggio, Williams, Ruth and Cobb - who benefited from a much greater 'performance enhancement' than that which steroids can provide: namely, the racist exclusion of black athletes from the major leagues?"

It's the perfect question. Wise continues:
From 1887, when blacks were run out of white-dominated professional baseball leagues, until 1947, when Jackie Robinson first stepped onto a field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, every white baseball player for six decades had been protected from black competition. And protection from competition is the most profound form of artificial performance enhancement imaginable...

All of the records set by white players prior to 1947 are tainted. Any time that someone is protected from competition (be that someone an athlete or a corporation), the one who is protected gets to shine, without having to prove themselves against the full range of possible talent. Barry Bonds, on the other hand, even if juiced by steroids, had to compete against the best (many of whom were no doubt also using such medicinal enhancements), and as such, enjoyed far less of a relative boost in his career than white players did for nearly half of the twentieth century.
After making this point with compelling clarity, Wise wisely anticipates the Vanilla Sam's time-tested caveat:
Confronted with the argument that maybe Williams, DiMaggio, and especially Babe Ruth wouldn't have been as good, had they been required to play against black players, most white folks fall back on what they consider their trump card, which, to them seems to differentiate the performance enhancement of steroids from the performance enhancement of white privilege and institutionalized favoritism. Namely, they suggest, Barry Bonds broke the rules, while Ruth and company merely played within the boundaries of the rules, as they existed at the time...

But there are several things about this argument that are wrong, illogical, or ethically indefensible. To begin with, during the period of Bonds' steroid use, there was actually no rule against steroids in major league baseball. So, in point of fact, Bonds - assuming he used steroids - did not break the rules of the game. Yes, using the substances without a prescription is illegal, but we don't take records away from players for breaking the law. If we did... what of Ruth, who once tried injecting himself with sheep hormones to get an edge on the competition, and who kept right on drinking, even in the age of prohibition when booze were outlawed?

Even worse, the argument that segregation was "just the way it was," implies that we are not under any obligation to challenge injustice, unless we ourselves created it, and that if we collaborate with it, we bear no moral responsibility for its perpetuation...

Had Gehrig ended his long-standing record of consecutive games played because of opposition to racism, it would have been one of the most important sports stories of all time....

In other words, whites, by knowingly protecting themselves from some of the game's greatest players, "cheated" every bit as much as Bonds may have, via the use of anabolics. That the method for cheating was institutionalized, so that the rules themselves amounted to fraud, and that racial cheating was given the imprimatur of law hardly provides moral cover for the practice's ethical failings, and the failings of those who took advantage.

Oh, and not to put too fine a point on it, but in parts of the country (including most of the Northeast) the laws of the local communities actually prohibited segregation by race... So perhaps we should erase the records of the Yankees, erase the Babe, erase Ted Williams' 1941 season in which he hit .406 for the Red Sox: another team in a Northern city, with laws against segregation, but which remained segregated anyway (and in Boston's case, they were the longest holdout against black players due to the legendary racism of their owner).
Wises's piece continues, relentlessly demolishing Vanilla Sam's sports mythology in systematic fashion.

I would strongly encourage reading the entire piece.

But the point is made. The Bonds case exposes the cowardice, hypocrisy, and ignorance of the Athletic Supporting Industry - their Whitewashing of history and their use of steroids as a convenient pretext for more Vanilla Justice.

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Uncle Sam's Frame-Up of Jose Padilla Continues

In a post entitled "No Evidence, No Problem" at the blog Left i on the News, Comrade Eli Stephens has written instructively about the bizarre case of Jose Padilla, the citizen kidnapped by Uncle Sam and held without charge for 5 years in a Concentration Camp as a "military combatant," a confected rhetorical device used by Uncle Sam's WarOn Terrorists to justify ignoring the constitution.

Surely one can easily recall how Padilla was kidnapped on the basis of a claim by John Ashcroft (see video below) that he planned to use a "dirty bomb"?

Well, his silly claim is no longer part of the case - it was, however, necessary for the propaganda campaign needed to establish a precedent. In other words, Padilla's another victim of Vanilla Justice.

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13 August 2007

Zionists Launch Military Offensive Against Palestinian Children

One gets a glimpse of Apartheid Israel's savage criminality in many ways, but none highlights the terrorist actions of the Zionist settler colony more than its treatment of Palestinian children. We read in Ma'an on Monday:
Israeli troops abducted a Palestinian girl, Amina Abu Mandeel, aged 14, from the central Gaza Strip on Sunday.

Amina was tending a herd of sheep near the border fence between Gaza and Israel, east of Al Maghazi refugee camp, when she was seized.
Tragic accounts like this one occur with frequency in Zionist-Occupied Palestine, but unlike this case, the antagonists are usually AshkeNazi Squatters living on the dole and not the government itself. Less than 3 weeks ago, the pro-Apartheid Jerusalem Post reported:
A young Palestinian shepherd was... attacked near the Kusra village located south of Nablus... The attackers were armed settlers.

The youth was rushed to a Nablus hospital in moderate condition, suffering fractures in his arms and legs...

Two settlers driving an SUV fired in the air, attacked the boy and drove him on the vehicle to the nearby Village of Duma...
The anti-Semitic Squatters serve as Apartheid Israel's Shock Troops, terrorizing the indigenous Palestinians as a means of compelling them to leave their homeland.

They never attack adults who fight back. Instead, they attack children and vandalize property (burning down olive groves is another of their favorite hobbies). Apartheid Israel approves of these actions. Squatter terrorism preserves plausible deniability for the government, which sanctions the most overt terrorism while punishing the victims - the children of Palestine.
A report issued by Defense for Children International (DCI), called “Children Behind Bars”, found that during 2006 and the first half of 2007, the vast majority of children apprehended by the Israeli forces were imprisoned. Only 3 to 5% of the juveniles abducted were granted bail pending trial....

Children confessed to the charges brought against them after extended periods of interrogation, which occurred before their court appearance....

One child, Rashed Radwa, recalls being beaten whilst blindfolded. He was then forced into stress positions for ten hours in cold weather. He was then asked to sign papers in Hebrew and when he refused his interrogator smashed his head against a desk...

16-year-old Assem Lufti Abdel Lattif Khalil recounts his experience of torture at the hands of Israeli soldiers. He was beaten and put in a stress position outdoors in the rain. He spent 40 days in an interrogation centre.

One 15-year-old said that he was sexually abused and beaten repeatedly in sensitive areas of his body.
One often finds, in news accounts highlighting Squatter Terrorism, attempts by the Zionist government to divorce itself from the actions - usually by way of a government 'investigation'. But this report exposes that the AshkeNazi terrorists are cogs in their machine of occupation - instruments of Zionism that provide a win-win situation to the government by advancing Apartheid Israel's ultimate aim of Palestinian genocide without any of the troublesome diplomatic issues that arise when official elements of the government undertake such behavior.

As revolutionaries, we must understand that for the indigenous people of Palestine, the only solution to this invasion is a militant fightback against both the the official and non-official elements of the Zionist occupation. While one must criticize the political leadership of the Palestinian people when necessary, such criticism must take into account their material reality - that is, a people living in the world's largest gulag under the boot a military dictatorship bankrolled by the world's most profligate death merchant.

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Documentary film 'We' visualizes the 'Physics of Power'

Arundhati Roy's stirring and beautiful talk, entitled "Come September" and delivered before the Lanan Foundation in September 2002, has gained a reputation as one of the best political speeches delivered in the 21st century.

Using Roy's moving address as a point of departure, the online documentary "We" takes the form of a continuous music video in which the creator marshals a stunning array of archival footage to illustrate visually the themes and ideas Roy captures with the written and spoken word.

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12 August 2007

Storm-Troopers Continue to Die, Leaving Uncle Sam to Ponder the Draft... Again

In their ongoing campaign to liberate their respective homelands, the Iraqi Resistance has gunned down five more Storm-Troopers in and around Baghdad. Meanwhile the Afghan Resistance in Helmand province continues to resist Uncle Sam's baby-killing genocide, killing four - 3 who serve Uncle Sam and 1 reporting to UnionJack - along with their collaborator interpreter.

With news like this, one is hardly surprised to see Peter Beaumont's report in Britain's Observer that Uncle Sam's forces are running out of gas. He writes:

Where once the war in Iraq was defined in conversations with these men by untenable ideas - bringing democracy or defeating al-Qaeda - these days the war in Iraq is defined by different ways of expressing the idea of being weary. It is a theme that is endlessly reiterated as you travel around Iraq. 'The army is worn out. We are just keeping people in theatre who are exhausted,' says a soldier working for the US army public affairs office who is supposed to be telling me how well things have been going since the 'surge' in Baghdad began.

They are not supposed to talk like this. We are driving and another of the public affairs team adds bitterly: 'We should just be allowed to tell the media what is happening here. Let them know that people are worn out. So that their families know back home. But it's like we've become no more than numbers now...'

In the northern city of Mosul, an officer talks privately. 'We're plodding through this,' he says after another patrol and another ambush in the city centre. 'I don't know how much more plodding we've got left in us.'

When the soldiers talk like this there is resignation. There is a corrosive anger, too, that bubbles out, like the words pouring unbidden from a chaplain's assistant who has come to bless a patrol. 'Why don't you tell the truth? Why don't you journalists write that this army is exhausted?'...

And it is not only the soldiers that are worn out. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have led to the destruction, or wearing out, of 40 per cent of the US army's equipment, totalling at a recent count $212bn (£105bn)...

The army's exhaustion is reflected in problems such as the rate of desertion and unauthorised absences - a problem, it was revealed earlier this year, that had increased threefold on the period before the war in Afghanistan and had resulted in thousands of negative discharges.
Beaumont's report explains how Uncle Sam's forces, riddled with confusion and fear, lack the steadfastness to continue fighting His Crusade. The Storm-Troopers' admissions - rare in the world of military affairs - explain, in part, why Uncle Sam's so-called "war tsar" wants a draft. Beaumont continues:
In a radio interview, Lieutenant General Douglas Lute said the option had always been open to boost America's all-volunteer army by drafting in young men in the same way as happened in Vietnam. 'I think it makes sense to consider it,' he said....

Lute... said the war was causing stress to military families and, as a result, was having an impact on levels of re-enlistment. 'This kind of stress plays out across dinner tables and in living-room conversations within these families. Ultimately the health of the all-volunteer force is going to rest on those sorts of personal family decisions,' he said.
News like this leaves Klanwatchers like MISS BEAMISH paralyzed at the thought of serving Uncle Sam with something more than infantile rhetoric.

But she needn't worry. While Vanilla Sam has shown - over three centuries - no concern over genocide, he draws a line in the sand, politically, when called upon to make sacrifices. Uncle Sam knows this, and as such he recognizes the political untenability of a draft.

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10 August 2007

Long Live the Iraqi Muqawama!
Long Live Permanent Revolution!

For more than 4 years, the Iraqi Resistance has stood upright and confronted - day after day - Uncle Sam's genocidal assault in a manner that has radically altered the geopolitical chessboard. He remains mired in Iraq and unable to expand his genocidal crusade elsewhere - into Iran, Bolivia, or Venezuela, for example - largely because of His inability to crush the Resistance.

As in Vietnam, Uncle Sam's Storm-Troopers have the impossible task of occupying a country and 'winning' a guerrilla war against an indigenous army that planned for their occupation. This explains why, after more than 1100 days of occupation, the size of His military force is larger than it has ever been while Sam's political and military achievments remain minimal. Despite the increased n-strength of forces, Uncle Sam has stopped issuing the reports documenting the availability of power in Baghdad. In other words, 160,000 Storm-Troopers can't even keep the lights on!

In light of facts like these, one can understand why Uncle Sam's desperate quest for cannon fodder has taken on an even more desperate tone. We learn from the pro-Occupation Boston Globe that, in an effort to recruit cannon-fodder by any means necessary:
Nearly 12 percent of U.S. Army recruits who entered basic training this year needed a special waiver for those with criminal records, a dramatic increase over last year and more than twice the percentage four years ago, according to new Army statistics...

Army officials acknowledge privately that the increase in moral waivers reflects the difficulty of signing up sufficient numbers of recruits to sustain an increasingly unpopular war in Iraq; the Army fell short of its monthly recruiting goals in May and June....

Since 2003 the Pentagon has taken unprecedented steps to try to meet its recruiting goals, including lowering education standards, raising the maximum age, and steadily increasing the amount of bonuses for new volunteers. But granting more waivers for criminals, specialists said, could end up backfiring.
[Somewhere Mullah Beak must be asking, "can DHS Pedophiles join?"]

In addition to bribing criminals, vagabonds, geezers and dolts, Uncle Sam has used Killers for Hire in Iraq as never before. Jeremy Scahill reports
There are now 630 companies working in Iraq on contract for the US government, with personnel from more than 100 countries offering services ranging from cooking and driving to the protection of high-ranking army officers. Their 180,000 employees now outnumber America's 160,000 official troops. The precise number of mercenaries is unclear, but last year, a US government report identified 48,000 employees of private military/security firms.
Uncle Sam loves using these mercenary killers in Iraq because they preserve His 'plausible deniability'. Sam has no responsibility to report anything that happens to them. He's not responsible for their health and welfare, nor does He bear any responsibility for atrocities they commit. When these Killers for Hire die in Iraq - as more than 1000 have (according to government, who is undoubtedly under-representing the total) - Uncle Sam doesn't have to say anything for months (or even years).

Uncle Sam's reliance on such desperate tactics results from the strength of the grassroots military force in Iraq. Their effectiveness in combating the world's Leviathan presents itself in a multitude of ways. They have shown increasing military sophistication - knocking Uncle Sam's helicopters and fighter planes out of the sky - while continuing with the relentless attacks on occupying soldiers throughout the country that have ravaged and demoralized the occupying armies for years.

Such an organization, which has put Uncle Sam on His heels, requires men and women with a plan, a steadfast commitment to expelling the invader, and a true desire to liberate their homeland. The individual Iraqis who constitute the Resistance committed themselves even though it not their only - or most materially beneficial - choice. Many have sold out to Uncle Sam by joining the police force, the army, the puppet government, or alCIAda's Mosque Bombing Death Squads.

To achieve their political demands - unconditional withdrawal of Storm-Troopers from Iraq, reparations, and revocation of all laws passed under occupation - the Resistance requires contributions from people of many different abilities and political stripes.

They also require political clarity.

As we watch events in Iraq unfold, we owe support to the Resistance even if it doesn't appear as ideologically pure as we would like. Under similar circumstances, Trotsky wrote concerning the war between Italy and Ethiopia and a hypothetical potential war between 'semi-fascist' Brazil and 'democratic' England. In both cases, he ignored subjective characterizations of the bourgeois governments and concerned himself chiefly with the alignment of imperialist forces as catalysts for 'Permanent Revolution'. Concerning Ethiopia, he writes:
Far too little attention is paid to the Italo-Ethiopian conflict by our sections... This question is highly important... Of course we are for the defeat of Italy and the victory of Ethiopia, and therefore we must do everything possible to hinder by all available means support to Italian imperialism by the other imperialist powers, and at the same time facilitate the delivery of armaments, etc., to Ethiopia as best we can. However, we want to stress that this fight is directed not against fascism, but against imperialism. When war is involved, for us it is not a question of who is ‘better’, the Negus or Mussolini; but rather, it is a question of the relationship of classes and the fight of an underdeveloped nation for independence against imperialism.
On the matter of Brazil, he has this to say:
In Brazil there now reigns a semifascist regime that every revolutionary can only view with hatred. Let us assume, however, that on the morrow England enters into a military conflict with Brazil. I ask you on whose side of the conflict will the working class be? I will answer for myself personally – in this case I will be on the side of ‘fascist’ Brazil against ‘democratic’ Great Britain. Why? Because in the conflict between them it will not be a question of democracy or fascism. If England should be victorious, she will put another fascist in Rio de Janeiro and will place double chains on Brazil. If Brazil on the contrary should be victorious, it will give a mighty impulse to national and democratic consciousness of the country and will lead to the overthrow of the Vargas dictatorship. The defeat of England will at the same time deliver a blow to British imperialism and will give an impulse to the revolutionary movement of the British proletariat.
While the situations Trotsky describes here are clearly not identical to what's happening in Iraq, the similarities present themselves with stark clarity. We owe support to the cause of anti-imperialism in Iraq - support made concrete in the form of the Resistance. Anything less - any effort to absolve oneself from the struggle in Iraq due to the inadequacy of the political formations there (according to Uncle Sam's propaganda) - is an expression of support for Uncle Sam's imperial exercise no different than those on the 'left' who supported Uncle Sam's invasion 4 years ago.

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05 August 2007

George Carlin on the Ruling Class & the 'American Dream'

In this short (4+ minutes) clip, George Carlin encapsulates, with humor and precision, the all-out war that the ruling class here on Uncle Sam's plantation has waged against the masses of people. Carlin rightly points out that until those getting screwed over worst ignore the ruling class's propaganda and lies, take stock of the situation, and begin fighting back, the war - and the one sided casualty totals that result (poverty, bankruptcy, foreclosure, unemployment, etc.) - will not diminish.
"The owners of this country don't care about about you at all... at all... at all! And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care.

"That's what the owners count on - the fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white, and blue dick that's being jammed up their asshole ever day.

"That's because owners of this country know the truth: it's called the 'American Dream' because you have to be asleep to believe it."

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04 August 2007

Uprising Radio Interviews Mumia

Uprising Radio - a new addition to the 'Radio' section of our blogroll - featured an 'interview' of Mumia Abu Jamal on their 1 August broadcast. Questions on the death penalty, sports, the state of journalism, and the capitalist press were recorded and presented to Mumia, which he answered and returned. Listen by clicking here or on the post title:
In a follow-up to our story in May about the case of Mumia Abu Jamal being heard by the 3rd Circuit US Court of Appeals, we present an interview with the man himself. Abu Jamal has been in prison for over two decades for the murder of Daniel Faulkner, a white police officer in Philadelphia. He enjoys widespread support among grassroots groups in the US and internationally. He has written several books, including Live From Death Row, Death Blossoms, and We Want Freedom. Abu Jamal also regularly records radio commentaries through Prison Radio which you hear often on Uprising and other Pacifica programs. I recently had the opportunity to present him with a series of questions through radio producer Noelle Hanrahan who runs Prison Radio.org. Mumia recorded his answers to my questions via telephone from prison. Here is a edited version of our “conversation.”

Special thanks to Noelle Hanrahan for coordinating and recording this interview.

GUESTS: Ward Churchill, Ramona Africa, Volker Ratzmann, interviewed by Hans Bennett

Hans Bennett is a journalist based in Philadelphia and co-founder of Journalists for Mumia. He attended the May 18th 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Hearing of Mumia’s case. The hearing was attended by many high-profile supporters of Mumia Abu Jamal. In the moments after the hearing ended Hans Bennett interviewed Ward Churchill, Ramona Africa, and German Parliamentarian, Volker Ratzmann.

For more information about the movement to support Mumia Abu Jamal, visit the Mumia homepage.

To listen to Mumia’s Prison Radio Commentaries, visit Prison Radio.

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03 August 2007

Apartheid Israel Fears Loss of Stolen Water Supply

In Thursday's pro-Apartheid Ynet, Smadar Peri reports on the growing concern among high level military officials within Apartheid Israel that Syria plans to recover the Zionist-occupied Golan Heights. While unstated in the article, this is particularly disconcerting because the area supplies the Apartheid settler colony with "over 30% of [its] water needs and consumption," according to their Golan Heights website.

Peri writes:
Yedioth Ahronot has learned that in recent days Israel received reports of increased Syrian presence on its side of the Golan Heights in preparation for a possible war.

During the past year the Syrian government has encouraged its citizens to settle in the Syrian side of the Golan Heights; Israel has recently learned that many of those who have made the Golan their new home were officers in active or reserve army duty who had lost their jobs following Syria’s withdrawal from Lebanon in 2005.

Should a military conflict erupt in the region, these officers are expected to spearhead acts of attrition against Israel...
“Syria has an answer in case Israel attacks its cities,” a senior official in Damascus said recently, adding the President Bashar Assad’s regime was “unpleasantly surprised” by the messages relayed by the Israeli government in the past few days, according to which it refuses to return to the negotiating table.

On Wednesday Assad said Syria was “determined to retrieve every grain of land in the Golan Heights. We are stronger than we have been in the past. Syria will not succumb to pressure or be deterred by threats.”
While much ink is spilled concerning the myriad global conflicts over control of the world's dwindling oil reserves, the world's growing water shortage has quickly become an equally critical problem with even fewer solutions.

In 1967, Apartheid Israel conquered the Golan during an‑Naksah - their summer sneak attack against Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. Once the Zionist army ethnically cleansed the roughly 130,000 inhabitants, settlers flooded the area (as they did in Occupied Palestine) to create new "facts on the ground" and legitimize their theft. Today, the return to Syria of the Zionist-occupied Golan continues be the sine qua non in any possible peace accord between Syria and Apartheid Israel.

But the reality of the situation mitigates against any such agreement, since the Zionist settlers who occupy Palestine need this vast source of stolen water to maintain their profligate lifestyle of swimming pools and luxury resorts.

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Did Uncle Sam's WMD Research at Augsburg College cause the 35W Bridge Collapse?

Another hat-tip for this item to the team over at The Truth Will Set You Free.

It turns out that at precisely the time of the collapse, Russia’s Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics reported that their Siberian Solar Radio Telescope (SSRT) detected a ‘massive’ ultra low frequency (ULF) ‘blast’ emanating from Latitude: 45° 00' North Longitude: 93° 15' West.

Do any intrepid readers of this blog wish to hazard a guess as to where these coordinates plot onto a map?

The Russian Military believes that the unexplained collapse of such a massive structure could only have been done using an acoustic weapon, which the United States Military is known to possess.

"Coincidentally" Augsburg College, which is located an hour from the bridge site, happens to be one of the world's foremost developers of these weapons.