Obama’s Intelligence Agenda: More of the Same from the “Change Administration” by Tom Burghardt / November 15th, 2008
Obama’s Intelligence Agenda: More of the Same from the “Change Administration”
by Tom Burghardt / November 15th, 2008
While expectations may be high that the incoming Obama administration will reverse many of the worst features of the Bush regime–from warrantless wiretapping, illegal detention, torture, “targeted assassinations” and preemptive war–now that the cheering has stopped, expect more of the same.
According to The Wall Street Journal, “President-elect Barack Obama is unlikely to radically overhaul controversial Bush administration intelligence policies, advisers say, an approach that is almost certain to create tension within the Democratic Party.”
With hyperbolic “change” rhetoric in the air, Obama is relying on a gaggle of former intelligence insiders, warmed-over Clinton administration officials and “moderate” Republicans, many of whom helped Bush craft his administration’s illegal policies.
mainstream mention of Cheney's
A Ticket to The Hague for Dick Cheney?
By Scott Horton
Gene Burns is one of the nation's most popular talk radio hosts. For years he has dismissed accounts of torture; America, he has said, does not torture. But last night, after watching Torturing Democracy and realizing that he had not understood how important and serious an issue torture had become, Burns abruptly changed his tune.
Here's a transcript of his remarks:
"I now believe that some international human rights organization ought to open an investigation of the Bush Administration, I think focused on Vice President Dick Cheney, and attempt to bring charges against Cheney in the international court of justice at The Hague, for war crimes. Based on the manner in which we have treated prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, and the manner in which we have engaged in illegal rendition–that is, surreptitiously kidnapping prisoners and flying them to foreign countries where they could be tortured by foreign agents who do not follow the same civilized standards to which we subscribe.
From Arno Mansouri in Paris, where Richard Gage, AIA spoke on Thursday night;
There were 242 people attending the presentation (which was slightly above the number of seats of the venue) on Thursday the 13th of November: a full house indeed !
We actually had to refuse some people even though we did put a notice on our site stating that it was fully booked, and asking people NOT to come if they had not made reservations already -- do note that we probably could have had about twice as many people if we have had the adequate hall (we had to settle for this movie house, a larger venue was way too much money for our finances, unfortunately) and therefore, we had to cease advertising the presentation a few days before it was held...
East Anglia Truth is pleased to announce the dates of the "Elephant in the Room" East Anglia Tour.
Event programme is as follows:
Thanks to the conference by Richard Gage, AIA here in Madrid's Colegio Oficial de Arquitectura, on Nov 7, th, this is the first time that 911 truth has been shown on mainstream media here in Spain. The conference was packed and the Colegio, which is the oficial "Guild" for architects here in spain has requested several copies of the video conference. This is the recording of the news item shown at midday on the 8th of November which was seen nation wide, with english subtitles.
Gerald Celente has been a leading trend forecaster for years:
WeAreChange NYC are in dire need of materials and resources to keep us on the offensive on the front lines of the Infowar. We have had cameras damaged and stolen, in need of replacements and repairs. We are in need of new banners, preferably double sided, to be able to display to passers-by on both sides, or to carry in marches and parades. We also go through thousands of DVDs and fliers every month, and the supply line is running thin. Donations are wonderful, and we assure those who can donate that your money will go straight to our efforts to bring truth to power and to educate the public one person at a time.
If anyone could donate the materials themselves such as:
-Batteries for cameras (for a sony handycam the longer the better)
-Mini DV tapes
"...why did he say there would be no investigation and then allow only the pretense of one - the pretense that was called into question by Kean and Hamilton, co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission?
I say this now, with all due respect to my fellow American citizens: We never had an investigation into the events surrounding that day. We, every one of us, deserved one."
Wednesday 12 November 2008
by: Donna Marsh O'Connor, t r u t h o u t | Perspective
In September 2006, Michele Little (not pictured), Christina Kminek (L) and Donna Marsh O'Connor (R) - three relatives of 9/11 victims - held a press conference to demand further investigation into the September 11 attacks. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images)
I wanted to add this to my blog. This is a few day old article that I had recently discovered and I did warn in the past of agent provocateurs interrupting peaceful protests across the U.S. (I apologize if this article had already been added by another member)...
ACLU wants probe into police-staged DNC protest
By Felisa Cardona
The Denver Post
Article Last Updated: 11/07/2008 10:25:14 AM MST
When a Jefferson County deputy unleashed pepper spray at unruly protesters on the first night of the Democratic National Convention, he did not know that his targets were undercover Denver police officers.
Now the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is questioning whether that staged confrontation by police pretending to be violent inflamed other protesters or officers during the most intense night of the four-day event.
The protest occurred Aug. 25 at 15th Street and Court Place near Civic Center. Police ultimately arrested 106 people, the highest number of arrests in a single day during the convention.