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|CNN Losing Bradley Manning Story: Manning Was Reporting a War Crime, "The Van Thing"
You could have knocked me over with a feather that the major media was talking about the Bradley Manning trial at all, after years of being confined to the progressive Internet, but although it is ...
|Media Convicts "Killer" Nanny of Murder of CNBC VP's Children, $43 Trillion Lawsuit Story Nixed
Please note: most of my comments in defense of my diary (and others) have been deleted. Note original comment count is 46. Before trial and absent a confession, the media has labeled the nanny ...
|UK Reporter in Gaza: 80% of Casualties Are Civilians, Israel "Targeting Journalists and Civilians"
UK man living minute by minute to bring the truth out of Gaza. Netroots into action, please spread. We are the media. UK journalist and film-maker Harry Fear is inside Gaza and reporting as ...
|Why Are Dems Lettings Themselves be Pummeled on Vote Fraud After Ohio 2004?
Time for National Paper Ballot Initiative. Something not right here. Everyone knows how I feel about Obama, NDAA and all that. But I must say I'm disturbed by the one-sided pummeling Democrats ...
|BREAKING: Israel Attacks, Kidnaps Five Parliamentarians Aboard Gaza-Bound Humanitarian Ship
Israel boarded without permission and commandeered another Gaza-bound vessel carrying humanitarian supplies in international waters today, which was making another attempt to break the Israeli ...
|Jill Stein Arrested at Presidential Debate, Handcuffed to Chair for 8 Hours. Officer: "Watch Flag."
Amy Goodman's Democracy Now captures a surreal scene. Stein contention is that there should be a return to League of Women Voters criteria that "anyone who does the work to be on the ballot in ...
|Bush on Trial: After Media Black-Out, The Prosecution of an American President Opens at US Theaters
After a years-long media black-out and a grueling battle to get the film shown in the US, The Prosecution of an American President , the brainchild of the Los Angeles County prosecutor who ...
|Rush Limbaugh Hitting Race Card Hard on the Air, "Obama Phone"
Let's get one thing straight. I am currently disgusted with both major parties and candidates and will not be voting for either of them. The choice of Mr. N DAA Indefinite Military Detention and/...
|Bush Deleted Intelligence Report Passage Saying Saddam Would Only Attack in Self-Defense
New film on the prosecution of Bush to be released All ancient history, unless you are one of thousands of soldiers living with missing limbs, burn disfigurations, or one of 5,000 families with an ...
|Cenk: Iceland Arresting Bankers WORKS! Economy Growing Faster Than EU Now.
Imagine that in 2008, instead of bailing out bankers who made criminally risky investments with investors' and depositors' money, we arrested them, bailed out the victims, and let better bankers ...
|Obama Fights to Retain NDAA Power to Detain US Citizens in Military Custody.
Not much to say here. Obama apologists will find a way to excuse it. Romney feels NDAA does not go far enough. Write-in Dennis Kucinich for president? The new ruling in favor of Obama's right to ...
|Daniel Ellsberg: Danger of US Attack on Iran is "Real and Horrifying"
Daniel Ellsberg does not issue many public appeals or statements, so when he does, we should listen. The former Pentagon analyst and Department of Defense whiz kid's refusal to stay silent helped ...
|Obama Throws Siegelman to the Wolves, Governor Sentenced to 78 Months.
It is a straight-up political prosecution worthy of Stasi Germany, where you put political opponents in jail just because you can. But the way it is supposed to work is, when your side takes power, ...
|Brave Young Afghan Peace Workers Denied Visas to Speak in U.S., Help Requested.
Many of you remember the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers (AYPV) , a remarkable group of young people in Afghanistan who are working to create a peaceful future, through the teachings of Gandhi, Martin ...
|Bernie Sanders Calls Federal Reserve "Socialism for the Rich" After $16 Trillion Secret Bail-Outs
Bail-outs Included Foreign Banks After 89 Democrats in the House voted in a victory for bipartisanship to audit the Federal Reserve, some jaw-dropping numbers are emerging as a result of a partial ...
|89 Democrats Vote to Audit the Fed, PASSES HOUSE.
Illustrating that spilling across party lines is the unpopularity of the private central bank's bailout of banks for bad bets made in the derivatives markets and subprime markets, HR 459 Audit the ...
|Tokyo Conference Fails, Ensures Civil War in Afghanistan
Karzai promises to fight corruption, but what about NATO? Insisting that President Karzai promise, cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-die, to clean up corruption in Afghanistan, NATO powers led by US ...
|NATO 3 Indicted. The Charges: We'll Get Back to You on That.
Causing even the judge to express bewilderment at the prosecution's unusual withholding of a new indictment against the NATO 3 , Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Betterly, a grand jury in ...
|Why is Rahm Emanuel's Police Department Framing the NATO 3?
More Than Entrapment, More Than a Frame-Up, the Crucifixion of the NATO 3, Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Betterly. The NATO 3 are scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, June 12. To ...
|Gov. Don Siegelman Facing 20 Years, Obama Pushes for Long Sentence
Andrew Krieg reports that the Supreme Court denied Don Siegelman's appeal. Now Siegelman faces serving a 20 year sentence, one that Obama and DOJ Eric Holder pushed for, beyond the 7 years he was ...
|NATO 3 Being Tortured with "Sensory Deprivation," Posted Police Harassment Video, Now Charged
National Lawyers Guild releases photo of alleged police infiltrator The National Lawyer's Guild attorney for the three men charged with a major terrorist plot at the NATO summit in Chicago says ...
|UPDATE III - 3 NATO Activists Charged with Terror Plot After Posting Video of Police Harassment
Three activists in Chicago for the NATO Summit protests — Bryan Church, Jarred Chase, Brent Betterly — are being charged with a major terrorist plot and "material support for terrorism" after ...
|URGENT: NDAA vote TODAY, Please call!
The vote you see on CSPAN now is on something else. Smith-Amash coming up soon. Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121 "Vote YES on Smith-Amash, no military detention of Americans." From Demand ...
|NDAA Vote This Week: End Indefinite Detention! Easy-fill form here to write your Representative
Demand Progress runs "online campaigns to rally people to take action on the news that affects them." It has put together a page which makes it easy to shoot a letter to your congressman about the ...
|Romney Called "Ring Leader" of Assault on Gay Boy
It gets worse. Not only did Romney participate, he is called the "ring leader" of the assault on the gay student in high school. This interview with a Romney classmate by Carl Stevens brings ...
|More Treason: Internment Field Manual Instructs "Identify Political Activists" for "Indoctrination"
There is no news media in the U.S. if this manual is authentic, and so far there is no reason to believe it is not. Posted at Global Security (not to be confused with Global Research, the site ...
|Pentagon Disputes Bales' Account of Friend Being Wounded, Losing Leg
The Pentagon has disputed a contention by Robert Bales' attorney that his client was "upset" over a friend losing a leg to a roadside bomb, in the days prior to his alleged massacre of 17 people, ...
|AP: U.S. Soldiers Promised Massacre, Including Children, Days Before Bales' Alleged Rampage
Update to yesterday's recommended diary, "MSNBC: Evidence of Multiple Shooters, Night Raid in Sgt. Bales Case," thank you readers for the recs. I'm sorry to say this story is not getting any better.
|MSNBC: Evidence of Multiple Shooters, Night Raid in Sgt. Bales Case
Author note: I didn't want to write this diary, but examining these reports, I cannot in good conscience not write it. This is terrible. The first story was shaky from the start, that Sgt. Robert ...
|Why is Congress Paying $20 Billion for Pakistani Treachery in Afghanistan?
The congressional investigations from congressmen purporting to "support the troops" should have happened long ago. In 2010 Wikileaks exposed what everyone pretty much knew all along, that arms of ...
|The Cockles of Your Heart: Citizen's Arrest Attempted on Kissinger at Harvard
It almost looked as if Hank was going to make a clean getaway, going before an audience of the new generation getting to act as if the cold blooded genocide and murders had never happened, when a ...
|"Underwear Bomber" Passenger Says Attack Was Staged by Government, in Court Victim Impact Statement
Surely I am missing something here, please help me out. Listening to almost daily horror stories of TSA perverseness from people who travel a lot, now I come across the Victim Impact Statement made ...
|Afghanistan: $2 Billion a Week for Hatred is Too Much, FBI Says Now It's Coming Here
I want a better deal on the hatred we are buying. The subway service in my town (Boston) is about to increase fares , again, and cut back service in a semi-yearly ritual of crapping on the poorest ...
|Was Soldier-Shooter in Afghanistan Redeployed with PTSD?
The Army is keeping mum on whether the Army Sargent who went on a rampage in Afghanistan has ever been evaluated or asked for evaluation for PTSD, but it is well known that in recent years the ...
|OccupyAIPAC Gives Iran War Lobby Raucous Times
The annual meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the conservative lobbying group which favors "enshrining" in U.S. law that it is "U.S. policy to prevent Iran from acquiring ...
|Marine Investigated for Stating He Will Not Follow "Unlawful Orders" From Obama, Such as NDAA
An active duty Marine and owner of a popular Facebook page "Armed Forces Tea Party" is in hot water for saying on his page that he will not obey "unlawful orders" from the president and commander-in-...
|Child Malnutrition Rises in Afghanistan as Obama Renews "Committment" to Rebuild
As the US continues to strenuously ignore and underfund the only development program in the country which works cheaply and effectively, the Afghan National Solidarity Program (NSP,) which is at arm'...
|With Mass Child Freezing Deaths, Proof of Mass Starvation, US in Violation of Geneva in Afghanistan
A little known aspect of World War II history is that immediately after the end of major hostilities, as Europe lay in ruins, millions of Germans in Ally-occupied Germany and people in other Axis ...
|UK Women Gathering Emergency Supplies/Funds for Afghan Refugees, Temperatures to Drop to Six Degrees
Last week I reported on the tragedy in the refugee camps in Kabul in which at least 23 children under age five have frozen to death since Jan. 15th, as a result of temperatures in the mid-teens with ...
|Why Did Petraeus Fire the Auditor Charged with Stopping Flow of Pentagon Funds to Taliban?
The story which reared its head then dropped off the radar in summer of 2010 is still alive: that the major source of funding for the Taliban is likely the Department of Defense itself , estimated ...
|In the Midst of $2 Billion Per Week Spending on War, Babies Freezing in Kabul for Lack of Food, Fuel
It goes on and on and on, a black Theater of the Absurd. NATO truck convoys laden with every comfort imaginable which US war contractor dollars can buy - bottled water, frozen steaks, space heaters,
|Where is Conyers with Impeachment Threats Against President for Iran Attack Now?
It may have been the one and only thing which prevented an attack on Iran during the Bush years. Chairman of the Judiciary Committee John Conyers spent years fending ...
|Agreeing to Disagree on Much, Occupiers and Tea Party Stand Together Against NDAA.
Well almost standing together. �The Worcester Telegram and Gazette reported that Occupy Wall Streeters in ...
|NDAA Protests Happening at Congressional Offices Across Country, Please Call Now.
Until 7pm today for those folks who knock off at 5. Protests against the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012's provisions for the indefinite military detention of US citizens without charge ...
|Obama Orders Military-Police Department Joint Exercises in Los Angeles, Other Cities.
Photo: Truthout.org Weeks after Pulitzer Prize-winning ...
|Occupy Wall Street Descends on Congress, Says: Money Out of Politics!
It's a quid pro quo . Only the most gullible rube ready to buy swampland in Florida could think otherwise. The citizen's watchdog MAPlight.org found that ...
|Pulitzer Prize-Winner Sues Obama Over NDAA, Says Occupy Wall Street is the Target.
Noting that the national security establishment such as the NSA and FBI lobbied against the newly-signed National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA,) also known as the Homeland Battlefield Bill,
|SOPA Beaten Back, Now for NDAA Military Detention of Americans. To the State Houses.
Succumbing to public outrage, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) seems to have been beaten back for now.
|Help Johnnie Lee Savory Get His DNA Tests So He Can Prove His Innocence.
Johnnie Lee Savory was first arrested for a double murder he did not commit at the age of 14. (Juvenile laws?) His sentence was commuted last year by the Governor of Illinois. He is now 50 and ...
|Continuing Protests Against NDAA Indefinite Military Detention of U.S. Citizens, Recall Efforts On.
Revealing the failure of the coordinated campaign by defenders of the National Defense Authorization Act 2011 (NDAA) to lie about its applicability to U.S. citizens, protesters at the White House ...
|Obama Deploys Military in Labor Dispute, Statement of S.F. Labor Council
Breaking news. Resolution submitted by Dave Welsh, NALC 214; Alan Benjamin, OPEIU 3, Maria Guillen, SEIU 1021; Frank Martin del Campo, SF LCLAA; Marcus Holder, ILWU Local 10 and Robert Irminger,
|NDAA Military Detention of US Citizens Breaks Through to Major Media. Not American One, the BBC.
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|When Does "Support and Defend" the Constitution Become Enforceable? Should This Oath Be Eliminated?
At what point does "support and defend" become enforceable law? The Oath of Office of congressmen, military officers, and the president, required by Article 6 of the Constitution and, in the case of ...
|Can the US Government be Trusted as Judge and Jury in NDAA Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens?
Now that the issue has been thoroughly disposed of despite an all-out disinformation ...
|Politicususa.com Shills for Obama on Whether NDAA Military Detention Applies to American Citizens.
Title and lead line: "Obama Signing Statement: The NDAA Doesn’t Apply To US Citizens" : In his signing statement ...
|Obama Signing Statement: "Existing Law" is Jose Padilla.
I just heard a marvelous interview on Charlie Rose with Harry Belafonte , a former Obama supporter who now takes him to task for signing ...
|Arrests at White House Over NDAA Military Detention of Americans, Occupy Wall Street Joins Fight.
For free re-post with author attribution. Buried by the television news media but visible on Youtube, at least three days in a row of protests over NDAA law allowing indefinite military ...
|Combating the Distortions Over NDAA Military Detentions, Does This Mean You? You'd Better Believe It
Perhaps the only thing more worrisome than the recently passed NDAA provisions for the indefinite military detention of American citizens is the extent and sophistication of the efforts to distort ...
|What the "Enemy Combatant" Designation Really Means: More Due Process, Not Less.
The analysis in the following paper was written by Stewart Rhodes while at Yale Law School and was the winner of Yale’s Judge William E. ...
|Montanans Launch Recall of Senators Who Approved NDAA Military Detention. Merry Christmas, US Senate
UPDATE 12/26/2011: This is from a statement from Stewart Rhodes of Oathkeepers regarding Republican Denny Rehberg as a target of recall, who also voted for NDAA. ...
|Never-ending War: R.I.P. Brian Arredondo. By Cindy Sheehan.
Posted on behalf of my hero Cindy Sheehan. "He Suffered So Much" Brian Arredondo, R.I.P. May 10, 1987 to 12/19/2011 Cindy Sheehan Brian Arredondo was 17 when his 20 year-old brother, ...
|Are Pro-NDAA Lawmakers for Military Detention of U.S. Citizens Actually Guilty of "Treason?"
For re-post with attribution. In the outcry over the codification of ...
|I Talked With an Algerian Last Night About NDAA, He Said Expect People to Start Disappearing
UPDATE: TPMMuckraker reports Obama will add a "signing ...
|Free Military Equipment for Police Forces Doubles in Last Year.
TheDaily.com reports in "BATTLEFIELD MAIN STREET" on the Pentagon giving local police departments military ...
|Cenk ON FIRE Over Obama Pushing for Military Detention of Americans. "Can't Vote for Him!"
I've never seen Cenk (The Young Turks) this way, this is one of the most impassioned, concise presentations I've seen not just from him, but from anyone. Cenk talks about finding out that it ...
|Anonymous: Night Raid Equipment-Maker Lobbied for NDAA, Singles Out Sen. Rob Portman.
The geeks at Anonymous probably think they are having more fun ...
|Why is the Media Lying About New NDAA Power for Indefinite Military Detention of Americans?
At some point a sideshow to a story becomes so painfully obvious that it becomes the story, and this now should be: Why is the media taking such pains to knowingly and falsely claim that the new ...
|Why a Constitutional Law Professor Cannot Sign NDAA, Allowing Military Detention of Americans
There has never been a better time to take a close look at how we got here, with Obama, a former Constitutional law professor, about to sign a law which overnight turns the U.S. into a Third World ...
|Sen. Levin Charging That Obama Asked for Americans be Subject to Life-Long Military Detention.
In deference to people who do not have broadband connections and cannot easily view videos, here is a ...
|Congress Pushes Through Military Detention of Americans in Time for "Bill of Rights Day."
Please send to every veteran you know. We need them now. Please submit a call for action Thursday to your OWS General Assembly. Wasting no opportunity to display the kind of unbridled, ...
|Media Blackout on Military Detention of Americans Says Time to Bust Media Monopoly
It's eerie. When it comes to OJ or the Dean Scream , when ten seconds of boyish exuberance cost a a miles-ahead Democratic frontrunner his ...
|Why Obama Will Not Veto NDAA Military Detention of Americans: He Requested It.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) on Senate floor explaining it was Obama who requested the provision for indefinite military detention of American citizens without charge or trial. Senator Diane Feinstein ...
|Is Alex Jones Still Crazy in Light of New Military Detention of American Citizens Law?
I'm just putting the question out there, not taking a position. Just yesterday it seems the claim that the government was preparing to give itself the power to sweep Americans into indefinite ...
|Arizona Tea Party to Protest at MCain's Home Office, No Military Detention of Americans (Fact Sheet)
From "Protest John McCain's Nat'l Defense Authorization Act" Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/314676828559778/
|UPDATED: Arizona Tea Party Leads Fight Against Military Detention of Americans. Where is the Left?
The time to bury our differences for a day is now. Arizona "Tea Party and conservatives" have announced a protest action at Sen. John McCain's home office in Tuscon. They demand the elimination of ...
|We Are All Really Bradley Manning Now: Senate Passes Military Detention for American Citizens.
In military detention you are subject to the whim of a commander, as Bradley Manning was during his year in Quantico, ...
|UPDATED: The 61 Senators to Impeach. Can Occupy Lead?
UPDATE: Posting at DK is like having your own fact-check department, thank you for helping me hone the piece. On thinking about this "impeach" is the wrong word, although US senators can be ...
|McCain-Levin Military Detentions Law for Americans Clears Path for Domestic Assassinations.
As I writer I cast my net far and wide for "temperature checks" on various issues, and I can tell you that whether it is Tea Party, mainstream GOP, the Ron Paulers, apolitical sports forums, it is ...
|Vote to Strip Out Military Detention Powers Against Americans Fails (Udall Amendment)
Occupy. Vote on full bill tomorrow, Wednesday November 30.
|Arrest McCain and Levin Now. Senate to Vote on Military Detention of Americans.
Why would Founders create a class of criminal, "domestic enemies" of the "United States Constitution," if there were no such thing? If you think soldiers won't do it, think again. Some of ...
|Would Obama Declare 3 Days of Peace to Pay for Food for Starving Afghans?
The most little-understood fact of war, in my opinion, is the sheer, mind-boggling, nearly incomprehensible magnitude of the money which is spent on a daily basis to keep the occupation and boom-and-...
|Six Children 4-12 Years Killed by NATO Warplane, Plane Fired Despite Civilians "Frequently" Present.
Let's break this down. First one witness outright denies that there were any Taliban present whatsoever.
|Obama Take Action, Stop Mass Starvation in Afghanistan.
It's as an obscene a scenario as you can imagine. Year after year, Afghan villages to which aid can easily be delivered are faced with starvation because the regions are peaceful and there is no ...
|Time to Occupy Congress with Strategic Demands? A Ten Point Proposal.
Submitted to the Sovereign People of Occupy Wall Street for deliberation. As Occupy Wall Street moves into the winter of 2011, many are asking: What now? The failure to issue demands ...
|Happening Now Until 3pm ET, Afghan Youth Global Conference Call
Taking place now until 3pm ET. Occupiers especially welcome to send messages of love and hope from Occupy Wall Street! The Afghan youth are speaking from Kabul. An amazing group of young people ...
|Bloomberg, Does "Protecting Park" Require Destroying Books, Computers, Medical Supplies? Eyewitness.
A report from friend and citizen-journalist Steve Iskovitz confirms that under the pretext of protecting Liberty Park, Mayor Bloomberg seems to have instituted a policy of deliberately targeting ...
|Portland Going Down, Police Claim Protesters "Armed"
Serious charges, article cites no evidence of "arming" nor does it cite Occupy Portland denunciations of violence. Looks like a set-up to unleash a vicious police response. Call Mayor to denounce ...
|NEWS UPDATE: An Occupy Wall Street Fact Sheet in Case You Get Hit Up by the Media
NEWS UPDATE OWS update: Egyptian Revolutionary at Harvard NOW http://occupyharvard.net/2011/11/11/egyptian-revolutionary-to-address-occupy-harvard/ today 5pm Egyptian ...
|Harvard Has Been Occupied: "Money for Jobs and Education, Not for Banks and Corporations!"
Months after Occupy Wall Street first burst onto the scene, weeks after Scott Olsen was shot in Oakland, and days ...
|Update III: Occupy Harvard Now in Front of Law School
Update III: At least 16 tents up in Harvard Yard. Update II: large and spirited crowd of students attempted to storm the Science Center gate, line of police in normal ...
| BoA Dumps $75 Trillion In Derivatives On Taxpayers, Super Committee Looks Away. Seize BoA Now.
It's real money, especially since "Bank of America Deathwatch" financial pundits have multiplied on the web and ...
|Occupy Marines Force Level One Investigation into Scott Olsen Shooting
Scott Olsen by the Grace of God did not come home to his mother in a box after two tours in Iraq, but he will be going back to her with a fractured skull for engaging in his right of free speech in ...
|Occupy Wall Street Talking Points: Who You Calling Slacker?
The media has settled on pushing the "slacker" image for OWS protesters. Excuse me? The truth is exactly the opposite: it is Wall Street and the wealthiest 1% which has not been "making it" to ...
|Occupy Wall Street Please Send Shout-Outs to Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers!
Update note: One of the boys in AYPV has had a family member killed in yesterday's Kabul suicide bombing. Not many folks know that in Afghanistan right now there is an amazing group of ...
|UPDATED: Oakland Mayor Quan Prosecute This Cop or Resign: Photo Evidence, Scott Olsen Shooting
New film has emerged from Occupy Oakland repression in which two tour Iraq vet Scott Olsen suffered a fractured skull from being shot with a tear gas canister from 5 to 10 feet away. In the film the ...
|Demand to Get the Money Out of Politics: A "One Demand" for Occupy Wall Street?
Thank you for your bravery Occupy Oakland. There is one problem with many of the excellent demands and proposals I have seen floated by those in the OWS movement, from re-instating Glass-...
|BREAKING: Police Officers Refuse to Arrest Occupiers Despite Orders
IN. CRE. DI. BLE. God I missed you, America. Truth News Daily police on ...
|Occupy Wall Street Current Official Demands, Voting Closed Oct. 21, 2011
At the official Occupy Wall Street media site coupmedia.org. Voting software prevents voting from the same ISP more than once. The following is ...
|The Wrong Occupation, by Kathy Kelly
Posted on behalf of Kathy Kelly, now traveling. The Wrong Occupation by Kathy Kelly October 20, 2011 In Kabul, Afghanistan’s beleaguered capitol city, a young woman befriended me during ...
|Whatever Happened to Women and Children First? (Kathy Kelly)
posted on behalf of Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative non-Violence . By Jim Barber “All wars, whether just or unjust, disastrous or victorious, are waged ...
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