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relief effort to help distribute resources &
volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by
Hurricane Sandy. We are a coalition of people &
organizations who are dedicated to implementing aid and
establishing hubs for neighborhood resource distribution.
Members of this coalition are from Occupy Wall Street,
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Red Cross Hurricane Aid
starting in June 2008.
This is an extraordinary secret compendium of over 91,000 reports
covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010. The reports
describe the majority of lethal military actions involving the
United States military. They include the number of persons
internally stated to be killed, wounded, or detained during each
action, together with the precise geographical location of each
event, and the military units involved and major weapon systems
look at what the U.S. Government and its friends are
willing to do and capable of doing to someone who challenges or
defies them -- all without any charges being filed or a shred of
legal authority. They've blocked access to their assets,
tried to remove them from the Internet, bullied most everyone
out of doing any business with them, froze the funds marked for
Assange's legal defense at exactly the time that they prepare a
strange international arrest warrant to be executed, repeatedly
threatened him with murder, had their Australian vassals openly
threaten to revoke his passport, and declared them "Terrorists"
even though -- unlike the authorities who are doing all of these
things -- neither Assange nor WikiLeaks ever engaged in
violence, advocated violence, or caused the slaughter of
The consquences of Bush
Administration economic policies and of the Obama Administration's
faiilure to reverse those policies
Speaker Pelosi explains
meaning of chart. A look at various predictions. Republican arguments demonstrate
that they don't
have a clue as to what they're talking about. Paul
Krugman says the stimulus isn't big enough. The
current economy is now doing exactly
was predicted many months back. Krugman warns (Oct) "It ain't over yet." Whew! (Nov) Looks to be finally bottoming out. Very
Woo hoo!!! Looks like good news at last!
planned departure of Christina Romer (Aug) from the
group of President Obama's economic advisors removes one of
the strongest voices for more spending to get the economy
moving again. Employment is slowly improving, but it's just
keeping pace with population now. Excellent
run-down on what the "crisis" is Washington DC means.
Remember, we're following the Republican/Tea
Party plan (Aug 11) for economic growth! The
establishment media says thee current economic conflict is
between "liberals" and "moderates." Of course, if you
look at who the "liberals" are, that's pretty much all of
the responsible players in economics and finance.
of chart - 11,300 years of climate change
the morning of Tuesday 11 September 1973, two jets
launched a deadly attack on the Presidential Palace of
La Moneda in the heart of Santiago, Chile. A military
coup led by Augusto Pinochet ousted the presidency of
Salvador Allende, the world's first
democratically-elected Marxist head of state.
queried "Riverbend" of Baghdad
asked me whether it was true that the 'Iraqi people were dancing
in the streets of Baghdad' when the World Trade Center fell. Of
course it's not true. I was watching the tv screen in disbelief-
looking at the reactions of the horrified people. I wasn't
dancing because the terrified faces on the screen, could have
been the same faces in front of the Amiriyah
shelter on February 13… it's strange how horror
obliterates ethnic differences- all faces look the same when
they are witnessing the death of loved ones."
Former Seceretary of State
Condoleezza Rice claims Bush made America safer
The world was most dangerous in 2001, when we didn’t have a
net to deal with terrorism. I think in that sense we made it a
safer place from the time that we were in office.
Is that accurate? No,
actually, it isn't. The invasion of Iraq caused terrorism to
increase 600% and suicide
bombings from 1980 to 2003 numbered 350. There have been over 1,800 since.
Did Bush launch the Iraq War knowing
full well there were no WMD there? Of
course he did.
five years after the US invasion
Institute for National Strategic
Studies (INSS) did a study
the Iraq War (60 page PDF), concluding that it is a “major
debacle,” a “classic case of failure,” and a conflict that may
not be winnable." Update: Contains lots of points of
agreement with Bush Administration (i.e., that Saddam Hussein attempted
to assassinate the elder George Bush, among many others)
but these can be seen as tactical agreements, made so that other
points have more credibility (i.e., "This is not a DFH screed!").
Review of Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld's memoir. Quite sad,
really, to behold the absolutely massive insurbordination that
Bush put up with and Rumsfelds' seriously pathetic
incompetence. He sent in a force that was adequate for
defeating Saddam Hussein's army, but that was woefully
Of course, the really sad part is to compare Rumsfelds performance of his duties
absolutely slobbering, devoted man-love shown to
Rumsfeld by the Washington DC press corps. inadequate for occupying Iraq.