(Also see analysis at Narconews.com. -rep.)
A military coup has taken place in Honduras this morning (Sunday, June 28), led by School of the Americas (SOA) graduate Romeo Vasquez. In the early hours of the day, members of the Honduran military surrounded the presidential palace and forced the democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya, into custody. He was immediately flown to Costa Rica.
The Honduran state television was taken off the air. The electricity supply to the capital Tegucigalpa, as well telephone and cellphone lines were cut. The people of Honduras are going into the streets. From Costa Rica, President Zelaya has called for a non-violent response from the people of Honduras, and for international solidarity for the Honduran democracy.
KBDI to Repeat '9/11: Press for Truth' and 'America: Freedom to Fascism' During July!
Due to the huge success of the national premier of 9/11 Press for Truth on June 3, 2009, KBDI has announced that it's July schedule will include several repeat showings of the film. Colorado 9-11 Visibility is thrilled about the bold steps that KBDI are taking and wish to congratulate them on the success of this important historic premier.
We wish to thank everyone at KBDI, all the wonderful people who pledged their financial support in support of this film, and all the volunteers with Colorado 9-11 Visibility who have, over the years, helped pave the way for this kind of support for a film which would call into question the official version of events on September 11th.
Please spread this news around to people you know in Colorado and let's continue to call and write KBDI to pay them many well deserved accolades!
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On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now filed a petition containing 52,000 signatures calling for a referendum on the creation of a New York City independent commission to investigate the events of September 11, 2001.
9/11 Family Members Maureen Hunt and Manny Badillo, and First Responders Charlie Giles of the Feal Good Foundation and Bill Gleason of the World Trade Center Rescuers Foundation, arrived at the City Clerk’s office to deliver the petition and speak in behalf of all the proud and concerned citizens who deserve an unbiased, nonpolitical investigation of the tragedy that has affected us so deeply.
Thank you for getting us this far! City Council now has until August 24 to approve the placement of the referendum on the November 3 ballot. As hundreds more 9/11 family members, first responders and survivors join NYC CAN’s campaign for a new investigation, lobbying their council members to support the petition, our chances grow.
Obama contemplates Executive Order for detention without charges Glenn Greenwald Saturday June 27, 2009
Saturday June 27, 2009 05:28 EDT
Obama contemplates Executive Order for detention without charges
When Obama first unveiled his "preventive detention" policy, many defenders praised him (and claimed he was different than Bush) because of his vow that -- as he put it -- "my Administration will work with Congress to develop an appropriate legal regime."
Continues at Salon.com: http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/06/27/preventive_detention/
Rachel Maddow: President Obama Proposes Preventative Detention,Indefinite Detention,for Crimes that have not yet been Committed.
BY STEPHEN C. WEBSTER
Since the United States invaded Afghanistan, the country’s number one cash crop, opium, has repeatedly broken production records for the country. By some estimates, the occupied territory now supplies by some 90 percent of the world’s poppies.
So far, eradication efforts have merely fueled the Taliban’s coffers and driven civilian farmers further outside of U.S. influence. Because of this, the United States has formed a new strategy in the fight against the crop: They are giving up.
“The Western policies against the opium crop, the poppy crop, have been a failure,” said Richard Holbrooke, America’s envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, speaking to a G8 conference on Afghanistan.
“They did not result in any damage to the Taliban, but they put farmers out of work. We are not going to support crop eradication. We’re going to phase it out,” he told Reuters.
I wonder why there is no neat little pile of rubble and a bunch of dust..... hmmmmm
By Jon Gold
A thought I had years ago, more like a "dream," was that eventually, the American people would have the equivalent of the Nuremberg Trials to try those responsible for the atrocities taking place today in our name. In my mind, those trials would be called "The 9/11 Trials."
Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting a hero of mine by the name of Cindy Sheehan. I have followed Cindy since the day she testified in the basement of the House during what were called, "The Downing Street Memo Hearings."