HonestE-The DJ of Truth: Let's Dance, Feds!

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man." ~George Washington_____________ “Loyalty is the realization that America was born of revolt, flourished in dissent, became great through experimentation. Our tradition is one of protest and revolt, and it is stultifying to celebrate the rebels of the past while we silence the rebels of the present.” ~Henry Steele Commager, Historian

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Ex-US Army Paratrooper and Infantryman, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 69, San Francisco, CA. Graduate: The Colorado College, May 1996. Sower of hope; Farmer of ideas; Guardian of the Republic; I live and work in San Francisco, California. Formerly, I owned a corporation building marketing-style-relational-databases. Currently, I am employed with a company in San Francisco. In 1989 I volunteered for service in the United States Army Airborne (paratroopers) where I took an oath to uphold and defend the U.S. CONSTITUTION against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC and that is exactly what I aim to do. My intent is to keep writing and publishing openly and widely waging peace in defense of my brothers-in-arms in Iraq and Afghanistan to bring them home. BRING THEM HOME NOW!!!! Politically, my inner stars shine brightly progressive yet I also bear strong libertarian stripes. I love writing, activism, working hard, music, art, reading, truth-telling with realism, speaking out for peace and speaking out for justice in defense of the highest ideals upon which our country was founded. I consider myself a principled patriot.

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Saturday, January 01, 2011

DECEMBER ANTI-WAR / PRO-PEACE POSTINGS -- BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW

DECEMBER 5, 2010

WHEN TELLING THE TRUTH BECOMES TREASON, THEN ASK ARE WE REALLY FREE??? (IT IS UNPATRIOTIC TO BLINDLY TRUST THE GOVERNMENT)


WHEN TELLING THE TRUTH BECOMES TREASON, THEN ASK ARE WE REALLY FREE??? IT IS UNPATRIOTIC TO BLINDLY TRUST THE GOVERNMENT.

“When as a country did we become a place where the government gets upset when its secrets are revealed but has no problem knowing all our secrets and invading our privacy?”
~Anonymous citizen
http://www.nationaljournal.com/columns/common-sense/maybe-the-government-would-earn-more-of-our-trust-if-it-invaded-our-privacy-less-20101202

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1210/45930.html
"In a free society we're supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, then we're in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it.”
~Republican Representative Ron Paul

http://news.antiwar.com/2010/12/03/wikileaks-registrar-problems-leave-site-difficult-to-reach/
Where to find Wikileaks now:

http://wikileaks.de/
http://wikileaks.eu/
http://wikileaks.nl/
http://wikileaks.pl/
http://wikileaks.lu/
http://wi.kileaks.com/
http://wikileeks.org.uk/
http://wikileaks.eu.org/
http://wikileaks.jmp.net/
http://wikileaks.dd19.de/
http://sunshinepress.org/
http://wikileaks.alios.org/
http://wikileaks.askedo.de/
http://wikileaks.dotnul.org/


2011 deadline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan....nah!!! 2014 deadline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan......nah!!!!
Any deadlinefor withdrawing troops from Afghanistan......nah!!!! Hey we can continue speaking out for another 30 or 40 years, can you? If you choose to do so, you can too!!!! The question is:...How many presidents can we turn out of office every four years until the troops are brought home???
http://news.antiwar.com/2010/11/29/pentagon-downplays-2014-deadline-for-ending-afghan-war/


When one sees that the Department of Homeland Security is now seemingly engaged in censoring Free Speech, one begins to wonder: Is preserving the American Republic and our freedom and liberty inextricably linked to the abolition of the Department of Homeland Security?? Why is Homeland Security now seemingly synonymous with Homeland repression and oppression??
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/03

BOYCOTT AMAZON: Daniel Ellsberg on Amazon.com's decision to terminate the hosting of the Wikileaks website.
http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2010/12/02/daniel-ellsberg-says-boycott-amazon/


Dear President Obama: Do you give a damn at all about the American people or do you only care about escalating, perpetuating and prolonging a war that is already long lost in Afghanistan? Stop killing U.S. troops and Afghan civilians and wasting hundreds-of-billions of taxpayer dollars for nothing!!!! Bring the troops home now!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGRB3LrQj1k


"This revelation invariably leads to three inescapable conclusions: these so-called "exhaustive investigations" were a sham; the Obama administration never intended to prosecute such crimes and, in fact, went to inordinate lengths to cover them up; and the American governmenthas the proven capacity to influence the legal systems of other countries."
~David Hoffman
http://english.pravda.ru//opinion/columnists/03-12-2010/116041-valerie_plame_wikileaks-0/


Is the military-industrial-complex helping steal the American dream by funneling mass amounts of money to the already insanely-rich 1% at the top who themselves spend countless amounts of money to lobby Congress and rig the system in their favor? Remember, lobbying Congress to write laws that favor only the insanely rich, remember that such behavior is anything but Free-Market oriented. So to even the tables, should we tax that upper 1% or should we just round them up and stick them in jail for the crooks they are? Jailing them would be a far more humane solution than say treating them like Louis XVIII and crew during the French Revolution, don't you agree? Just kidding.
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2010/12/04
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA_Gbm0f-mg&feature=player_embedded

You know me, I'm part Libertarian and part Progressive, a little of both......I think fighting for peace, justice, truth, compassion and equality is worth it and I also think that reminding people that trust in government is trust misplaced.............any healthy democracy requires an informed citizenry and a healthy mistrust of government.

So here a few ideas for Progressives in the years ahead courtesy of CommonDreams.org:

Word up to Progressives:

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/04-0
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/04-1


Time for today's mathematics lesson.
An argument I offer from the Left:

Check this out:

We have spent somewhere between $1 trillion dollars and $3 trillion on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, given the 3 million or so foreclosed homes I think that's right but I could be wrong, and the 8 million people out of work in America if you then consider the mathematics of the problem alone, this will astonish you. Doing the math, if the U.S. government employed all 8 million unemployed workers to the tune of $60K per year doing internal construction projects that could help rebuild the infrastructure of our nation, that would cost roughly $480 billion dollars per year. (8,000,000 X 60,000) = 480,000,000,000.

Now, if we also consider the 3 million foreclosed homes in America...there could be more, I'm not sure of that figure, but let us say 3 million for purposes of argument......if the government spent $200K on purchasing the loan of these homes, then the cost would be $600 billion dollars (3,000,000 X 200,000)=$600,000,000,000. So $600 billion plus $480 billion = $1.08 trillion dollars..........OH MY, isn't that the low-ball estimate of our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.........my, oh my, look at that. Isn't that interesting?

Now, if the government employed all of those 8 million workers for say 5 years working on internal infrastructure building projects which could help strengthen American and revitalize many cities and towns economically, as well as employ the entire base of unemployed workers thus restoring the purchasing power of consumers, well that would cost 5 x 480billion (2.4 trillion) plus the $600 billion from relieving home-owners of all the foreclosures which would go a long way to sustaining local communities economically and help the common folks tremendously.

MY, OH MY, look at that, 2.4 trillion + .6 trillion equals 3 trillion dollars, the high-ball estimate of our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I wonder what the American people would appreciate more.......our endless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq or keeping their homes, keeping their jobs, being employed, revitalizing their communities all while rebuilding the internal infrastructure of American all of which can only help to revitalize the American economy.

Isn't mathematics just great?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OtB298fHY&feature=player_embedded



Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.tompaine.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html


When just one man says, "No, I won't.", Rome begins to fear.
~Kirk Douglas in Spartacus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nmERuCXTyw&feature=player_embedded



"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official."
~Theodore Roosevelt, President

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president or that we are to stand by the ...president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but it is morally treasonable to the American public.”
~President Theodore Roosevelt

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”
~Thomas Paine

"A Patriot is merely a rebel at the start.

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. The soul and substance of what customarily ranks as patriotism is moral cowardice and always has been.
In any civic crisis of a great and dangerous sort the common herd is not privately anxious about the rights and wrongs of the matter, it is only anxious to be on the winning side.
In the North, before the war, the man who opposed slavery was despised and ostracised, and insulted. By the "patriots." Then, by and by, the "patriots" went over to his side, and thenceforth his attitude became patriotism.

There are two kinds of patriotism -- monarchical patriotism and republican patriotism. In the one case the government and the king may rightfully furnish you their notions of patriotism; in the other, neither the government nor the entire nation is privileged to dictate to any individual what the form of his patriotism shall be. The gospel of the monarchical patriotism is: "The King can do no wrong." We have adopted it with all its servility, with an unimportant change in the wording: "Our country, right or wrong!" We have thrown away the most valuable asset we had:-- the individual's right to oppose both flag and country when he (just he, by himself) believed them to be in the wrong. We have thrown it away; and with it all that was really respectable about that grotesque and laughable word, Patriotism."
~Mark Twain


"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
~Albert Einstein


"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people."
~John Adams

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? ... I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death."
~Patrick Henry

"The powers in charge keep us in a perpetual state of fear: Keep us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real….”
~General Douglas MacArthur





DECEMBER 6, 2010



TO THOSE QUESTIONING THE PATRIOTISM OF WIKILEAKS SUPPORTERS (I QUESTION YOUR PATRIOTISM TO AMERICA)


End the war in Vietnamistan.....uh, I mean Afghanistan. Boot from office LBJ.....uh, I mean Obama unless he brings the troops home. Our choice for hope and change has instead morphed into the Great Capitulator. But it's not all his fault, it is also the fault of average American citizens for not protesting these ...wars.........YOU ARE NOT INNOCENT.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/06-0

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/06-6


In relation to the growing calls by some U.S. officials to treat Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange as a terrorist, all I can ask is this: When telling the truth and holding power to account becomes terrorism, then are we really that free anymore? According to that standard, I am a terrorist too, and I dare the U.S. government to do anything about it. You can stick it, Feds!!!!!!!
http://news.antiwar.com/2010/12/05/us-officials-rail-against-wikileaks-assange/

All we are doing is revealing truth and if that be a crime then I plead guilty. And so to the Federal Government, I say to you, what are you going to do about it? I challenge you to stop us. There is nothing you can do to stop us because we are not breaking any laws, we are merely exercising our right to Free Speech.

The truth is that those who are more loyal to the authoritarianism of the American Empire are the true traitors and those dedicated more to the preservation of the American Republic, our liberties, and our right to know the truth whom are the true American patriots. So to those U.S. officials like Newt Gingrich, Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Claire McCaskill, Senator John Ensign, Senator Joe Lieberman, Senator John Kerry, who are accusing Julian Assange of being a terrorist, then I say to all of you, it is each of you who needs to perform a 'gut check' on your patriotism because I question your patriotism and I question your loyalty to America. Patriotism and loyalty to the American Republic is what makes the true patriot. Blind loyalty to the American Empire is what makes a true traitor to the American Republic and a traitor to the Republic is a traitor to America. Any questions?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/dec/01/wikileaks-embassy-cables-us-global-power

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/12/the-shameful-attacks-on-julian-assange/67440/

http://gigaom.com/2010/12/04/like-it-or-not-wikileaks-is-a-media-entity/

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/12/05/defend-wikileaks-%E2%80%93-boycott-amazon/

http://original.antiwar.com/roberts/2010/12/05/western-civilization-has-shed-its-values/

http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2010/12/05/taking-down-america/


Here are all the mirror sites by which you can now access Wikileaks:
http://wikileaks.ch/mirrors.html



Ahhhh, the middle ground...always a place to consider and ponder:
"On the contrary, the United States could and should use its weight in the world to promote open diplomacy. If we have a mission in international affairs, it should be the encouragement of popular control of government policy, both foreign and domestic,not the management of world affairs behind a veil of secrecy."
~Jordan Stancil
http://www.thenation.com/article/156835/wikileaks-and-government-secrecy

And another view:
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/06-9


Bravo, Bravo!!!! Some really good, honest talk from the noble and admirable Republican representative from Texas, Ron Paul, who tells it like it is.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM1HlfVF4I4


This is really funny as the Daily Show often is. CORRECTION: The recent Wikileaks data dump is proving to be quite a treasure trove of information................you have to understand, folks, I spend more time reading the commentary than I spend actually sifting through the cables and that is mostly because I am lazy.
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-november-30-2010/the-informant-




So often do I hear some Conservatives retell the history of Jeffersonian vs. Hamiltonian forms of government as a contest between limited-government and strong-centralized government and while I think Jefferson would certainly have favored limited government where liberty is maximized as I, in part, do agree with that too, I think Jefferson would also be an avid proponent for State-subsidized higher education system made available to all citizens because a well-informed citizenry is a central pillar for preserving democracy and the American Republic.
http://www.truth-out.org/thom-hartmann-chapter-4-an-informed-and-educated-electorate65685

Some people have a very strange idea about ideological politics. They define it in very narrow terms along a linear scale of measurement, that is, in their eyes, ideological politics is very neatly defined in a place that exists somewhere along a linear spectrum which is either Right or Left but I think this whole conception is complete nonsense. Ideological politics is not linear at all, in fact, it is more like an oval shape. Along various points but more on one end of the oval, there exists people who embrace absolute government where government is all powerful, absolute and totalitarian and these types of government include Despotism, Communism and Fascism. Along various points but on the other end of the oval, there exists people who embrace zero government, and this comes in various forms, anarchists and libertarian-extremists. However, I think most people reside somewhere closer to the center of this oval-shaped ideological spectrum, somewhere between the idea that too-much government is just as dysfunctional as the absence of any government.

In my view, subsidizing the military-industrial-complex as we spend exorbitant sums of money is too much government, while I also think that merely throwing cash at poor people rather than providing them the means and opportunities to earn a decent living on their own is also a good example of too much government. Rather, there is a more moderate place somewhere along the lines of, or inside the lines of, or somewhere around the lines of this more oval conception of ideological politics where people define themselves. I say all this so that you know that you do not have to choose between being Liberal or Conservative because these are inadequate measures to describe where people actually maintain their perspectives, for in fact you could be both Liberal and Conservative as I consider myself both and neither absolutely. If you have a cause to champion, then fight for it, but try to understand that the whole Left-Right framing of American politics is largely horseshit with no bearing on actual reality and serves merely as a means to keep the people divided against themselves. Unite people against the war, and realize that ideology and the inadequate terms we use to describe it are irrelevant. Ideology is irrelevant. Unite in common purpose against the war.


And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://wikileaks.ch/mirrors.html/
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.tompaine.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html


"We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation th...at is afraid of its people."
~President John F. Kennedy

"Loyalty is the realization that America was born of revolt, flourished in dissent, became great through experimentation. Our tradition is one of protest and revolt, and it is stultifying to celebrate the rebels of the past while we silence the rebels of the present.”
~Henry Steele Commager, Historian

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official."
~Theodore Roosevelt, President

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”
~Thomas Paine

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
~Samuel Adams

"The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself."
~Archibald MacLeish

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
~George Orwell

“My country, always. My government when it deserves it.”
~Mark Twain

"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected."
~George Washington

"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."
~Abraham Lincoln

“The pen is mightier than the sword.”
~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.”
~General George S. Patton




DECEMBER 7, 2010


USING FREE SPEECH REQUIRES NEITHER MONEY NOR OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY (AS YOU CAN SEE THE FEDS DID NOTHING)


As you can see, after I challenged the Federal Government to do something last night, they have done nothing because they can't do anything. There is nothing to be afraid of, folks, you have a right to exercise Free Speech and participate in the democratic system anytime you wish. So speak out. Now some elites think that in order to exercise Free Speech, one must have money to do so or own property..........the reality is that you need neither money nor do you need property to exercise Free Speech..
As far as the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision declaring the corporations are now human beings with Bill of Rights protections including the Right to Free Speech, well I think the U.S. Supreme Court can take that decision, roll it up and stick it where the sun don't shine.


Bring the troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq now:
http://rethinkafghanistan.com/
http://original.antiwar.com/paul/2010/12/06/focus-on-the-policy-not-wikileaks/
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/07-0
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/07-6


Why war with Iran is a terrible idea. Also, a short list of the neo-conservative jackasses who are calling for war with Iran.....which is quite strange given that, coming on the heels of Iraq war, the neoconservatives are now confirmed as the most discredited group of morons in all of American Foreign policy in at least a generation.
http://www.thenation.com/article/156805/hawks-call-war-against-iran


On Wikileaks:

YOU ARE BEING LIED TO by the United States Federal Government: The U.S. Government lied---Wikileaks is not a threat to National Security, the U.S. Government lied----the revelation of these leaks to the world did not endanger anyone, the U.S. Government lied----No U.S. troops were harmed by the release of these leaked cables.
"Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government."
~U.S. Supreme Court, Pentagon Papers ruling
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/07-1

http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/government-278744-information-people.html

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/07



Think for yourself. You are not obligated to conform. You are not required to do what you are told. You can ask questions.
Is the State generally better at telling the truth or is the State generally better at telling lies and engaging in obfuscation? Trust in government is trust misplaced.
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php?view=1229



And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://wikileaks.ch/mirrors.html
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.tompaine.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html



DECEMBER 8, 2010


FOCUS ON THE FOREIGN POLICY THAT WIKILEAKS DISCLOSED (IGNORE THE DISTRACTION OF CONTROVERSY)


The lost war in Afghanistan;  the quagmire continues:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/derrick-crowe/the-pentagon-gives-itself_b_788339.html

    * The insurgency continues to grow and increase in sophistication.
    * War-related violence in Afghanistan is up 300 percent since 2007, and up an additional 70 percent since last year.
    * The number of civilian casualties is skyrocketing.
    * This year is already the deadliest year of the war for U.S. troops.

Yet Secretary Gates thinks all is just dandy, there, but the American people aren't buying it:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/7330176.html
Neither are the Afghans:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/afghanistan-land-of-the-unvanquished-2153883.html

On the contribution of Elizabeth Edwards to the American anti-war movement:
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/08-9


On why attacking Iran would be a terrible idea in the words of Joel Rubin:
"Launching a third war in the Middle East against a Muslim country, 
will increase our vulnerability to terrorist attack,
will increase the likelihood that Iran will accelerate its nuclear program,
will expose Israel to powerful military attack with unpredictable consequences,
will place our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan at risk,
will severely harm the Iranian people and will trigger a new oil crisis."
~Joel Rubin


Talks of deficit reduction don't include talks of our $1 trillion to $3 trillion dollar wars?   Are you kidding me?   Sounds like this deficit reduction talk is a farce:
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/08-11
http://www.truth-out.org/historical-hell-how-pentagon-continues-overpay-everything65772
Let's transform the Department of War and Offense as it is now back to the Department of Defense.  That would be real deficit cutting reduction in Federal spending.

Our Ministry of Truth (read: Orwell, 1984, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four#Censorship)
otherwise known as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has proclaimed that the New York Times is a "bad-citizen" for publishing Wikileaks document. However, the truth is that the NYT is not a citizen at all and if it were a citizen telling the truth, well, that would be an act of patriotism, thus making it a good citizen, wouldn't it?
http://news.antiwar.com/2010/12/07/sen-lieberman-eyes-move-against-new-york-times-over-wikileaks/

Shame on Visa and Mastercard, Wikileaks is not doing anything illegal, they are mererly filling the role of media organization.  To contribute to Wikileaks, you can now go to this website and Wikileaks will get the money:
https://xipwire.com/give/wl

Oh the irony:
http://news.antiwar.com/2010/12/07/amid-censorship-efforts-us-announces-plans-to-host-world-press-freedom-day/

We. living, breathing, anatomically-human citizens do bear the right to Free Speech guaranteed to us by the U.S. Constitution under the Bill of Rights. Free Speech is not a liberty given to us by the President or the Congress. We do not ...require their permission. Rather, it is our fundamental right and we should cherish it by utilizing it often.

Do you want me to shut up, Feds? Here are 3 ways you can shut me up: 1) BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW, 2) Jail me on trumped up charges, 3) Shoot me dead.

Point to Note: Options 2 and 3 (while also robbing me of my freedom or my life) also make me exponentially stronger.


Senator Lieberman is wrong: People who exercise their right to Free Speech, which is a right of every citizen and is not limited to the mainstream media alone, are acting as good, patriotic American citizens. A model citizen speaks out.

Stop placing your faith in politicians to change things and start placing faith in yourself to change things.

My sense of duty, honor and country compel me to speak out. You can too. There is nothing to fear. You own this government, you pay for it, it is yours. You should never fear the government, however, you should participate in it----that is the way a democracy works.

If you obey just laws and participate in democracy at any time by speaking out, getting involved and voting actively in every election—local, state and federal, like I do, well, then I have good news for you, my fellow Americans: You are a model American citizen in a functioning democracy. A good citizen speaks up. A good citizen is not afraid to challenge the government or challenge prevailing assumptions. A good citizen thinks for himself/herself. A good citizen asks questions. A good citizen realizes that individuality is more prized than conformity. You can be a good citizen if you choose to bravely step forward and be one. Yes, you can. Yes, I can. Yes, we can.

Why is the First Amendment first? It is first because it is the most important amendment of them all.

If Free Speech was always pleasant to hear, never challenged anything and was never rude or upsetting, then it would be Limited Speech wouldn't it? Free Speech is sometimes unnerving, upsetting and difficult to listen to, difficult to absorb and sometimes rude but that is also what makes it Free Speech.

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
~George Orwell


"...the cables released by WikiLeaks were written by career diplomats who invariably follow the State Department’s current party line. These cables are official bureaucratic reporting, not independent fact, as most people wrongly believe. They tell Washington exactly what it wants to hear."
~Eric Margolis

http://www.lewrockwell.com/margolis/margolis217.html


I love it when the U.S. Federal Government throws a fastball like the one below. Do you know what a fastball is? A fastball, in baseball is a pitch thrown by the pitcher, which is, well, really fast and often right over the plate. And fastballs, generally speaking, are actually opportunities for good hitters to knock balls out of the ballpark thus scoring home-runs.

Now, when the U.S. Federal Government throws a fastball as it were, this means it is telling you the truth. (as opposed to throwing lies known as Curveballs…see for details the link below:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curveball_%28informant%29 )

However, as the article below reveals, the U.S. Federal Government is now telling you the truth but not the whole truth because they are failing to explain the question of, “Why?”
http://wire.antiwar.com/2010/12/07/us-wikileaks-has-hurt-us-foreign-relations/

And so to you, my fellow American citizens, those of you who are good citizens and ask the most critical of all questions which is usually, “Why?”, I offer my two-cents. Is the revelation of these documents to the world damaging to U.S. foreign relations? Yes, most likely. However, one must understand that it is not the fault of those who shine light on and tell the truth about the nature of our foreign relations, rather, the reason why these documents may damage foreign relations is because they reveal the true nature of how our engineers of foreign relations operate which is often in deceitful, strong-arm, brow-beating, bribery-prone ways designed to enforce obedience to U.S. foreign policy. These documents reveal the criminal enterprises in which senior-ranking officials of our government at the highest levels have engaged such as collecting credit-card data and DNA related data on leading U.N. officials; these documents reveal senior-ranking officials of our government engaging in activities that demonstrate a serious disregard for human-rights issues; and these documents reveal senior-ranking officials of our government engaging in vicious activities designed to suppress legitimate inquiries that seek justice and truth. So now ask yourself why would they do that?

The reason the revelation of these documents may do damage to our foreign relations, has little to do with Wikileaks, but it has a lot to do with the deplorable behavior of senior-ranking officials in top posts of the United States Federal Government. The crux of the problem, folks, is that foreign policy has been conducted in secret for so long, well outside the realm of the public eye, that it has become corrupt, corrosive, incompetent, downright nasty and often immoral. Foreign policy, because it is kept from the public eye, has itself become nasty because it is more about enforcing obedience to imperial rule than it is about garnering true respect by inspiring a world based on principled value-systems. The world does what we tell them to do not because we are some shining city upon a hill but because they fear our threats, they want our bribes, and they want our favor. So the reason why the U.S. Federal Government is vociferously trying to marginalize the Wikileaks release of data is because this information is A) deeply embarrassing to the U.S. Federal Government and B) because it opens up the legitimate possibility that power will be held to account. They don’t want to be held accountable, folks. This is new to them, you see. They want to rule the world without being held to account and that notion of zero transparency and zero accountability is an anathema to every known idea, principle and notion of democracy and the American Republic. The U.S. Federal Government hates Wikileaks and hates what they do, hates what I do and hates what I say, because the U.S. Federal Government fundamentally hates democracy and that is the uncomfortable truth. Instead they prefer to operate without oversight, without transparency, without public knowledge, without accountability, and instead with total impunity.     
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/08-5

The problem is not Wikileaks or what documents Wikileaks releases at all. The problem is the way our senior government officials behave because it is how they behave that is hurting U.S. foreign relations. Thank goodness to Wikileaks for making this transparency and accountability, both hallmarks of a democracy, possible. Perhaps, if policy were more transparent, then officials would act differently since they would be more accountable, but this of course would make it that much more difficult to maintain the Empire. So the question is ultimately the same: Are you more loyal to the Empire or are you more loyal to American democracy? I am a loyal, patriotic citizen who loves his country and I am first and foremost dedicated to the preservation of the American Republic, i.e., to American democracy.

http://original.antiwar.com/eland/2010/12/07/stop-the-persecution-of-julian-assange/
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/08-0
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/08-2




Now in eyes of the Feds, even reading Wikileaks is a crime. So according to that interpretation, I've broken the law several times this morning, proudly broken the law. I read through a cables from Sweden, Turkey, France and Russia. So hey Feds, I broke the law............WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT??? YOU, FEDS, CAN'T DO ANYTHING SO QUIT YOUR HUFFING AND PUFFING AND BLUSTERING BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Foreign-Policy/2010/1207/US-to-federal-workers-If-you-read-WikiLeaks-you-re-breaking-the-law?sms_ss=email&at_xt=4cfe98e68fe65ce0%2C0



The Story of the Three Little American Citizens
Once upon a time, there were three little American citizens. The time for them to leave home and seek their fortunes in the world had come.  Before they left, their mother told each of them, “Whatever you do, do it the best that you can because your best work is all you can reasonably expect from yourself.”  
The first little American citizen decided to build his house out of straw (read: kept their head down and their mouth shut and never voted) because it was the easiest thing to do.

One night the big bad wolf (read: The United States Federal Government), who dearly loved to eat little American citizens’ liberties came along and saw the first little American citizen in his house of straw.   He howled "Let me in, Let me in, little American citizen or I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in!"
"Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin", replied the first little American citizen.
But of course the Federal-wolf did blow the house in and ate all the first little American citizens’ liberties.

The second little American citizen built his house out of sticks (read: occasionally offered an opinion and occasionally voted).  And this was a little bit stronger than a straw house.

That same night the big bad Federal-wolf who dearly loved to eat little American citizens’ liberties came along and saw the second little American citizen in his house of sticks.  He howled "Let me in, Let me in, little American citizen or I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in!"
"Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin", said the second little American citizen.
But of course the Federal-wolf did blow the house in and ate all the second little American citizens’ liberties. 

The third little American citizen built his house out of bricks (each brick was etched with the phrase “First Amendment” as he often contributed his ideas to the public commons, he stood up and fought for truth, peace, justice, equality, tolerance and compassion and he voted in every election). 

That same night the big bad Federal-wolf who dearly loved to eat little American citizens’ liberties came along and saw the third little American citizen in his house of ‘First Amendment’ etched bricks.  He howled "Let me in, Let me in, little American citizen or I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in!"
"Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin", replied the third little American citizen.

Well, the Federal wolf huffed and puffed but he could not blow down that brick house.
But the Federal wolf was a sly old wolf and he climbed up on the roof to look for a way into the brick house to eat up that American’s liberties.

The third little American citizen saw the wolf climb up on the roof and lit a roaring fire in the fireplace and placed on it a large kettle of water
(Activism is the fire, and the definition of activism is:  The action of being a good and involved citizen in American democracy)
(The large kettle of water is the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Indpendence because our rights were not given to us by the government, they are our rights by virtue of our very existence endowed to us by the Creator (be that Evolution or God or something else):   We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all persons are created equal (that means a poor person is equal to a rich person); We own our rights and may exercise those rights whenever and however we damn well please.

When the wolf finally found the hole in the chimney, he crawled down and went KERSPLASH!!! right into that kettle of water and that was the end of the citizen’s troubles with the big bad Federal wolf.





DECEMBER 9, 2010


THERE ARE NO HEROES; BUT ONLY PEOPLE WHO DECIDE TO DO THE RIGHT THING (BY GETTING LOUD AND GETTING INVOLVED)


Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
I hope to see as many people as possible at the anti-war action in Washington, D.C. on December 16th (next week).  I will be traveling to Washington, D.C. from San Francisco to participate in this action.   I urge as many of you to join us as we Wage Peace at the White House.

As you can see, after I challenged the Federal Government to do something last night, they have done nothing because there is nothing they can do about it. There is nothing to fear, folks, you have a right to exercise Free Speech and participate in the democratic system anytime you wish. So be a good citizen and patriot by speaking out and getting involved.
As to my comments last night, please understand that I do not have a martyr complex, I definitely do not want to be a martyr.  When I was on active-duty military service as a Paratrooper-Infantry, I was willing to sacrifice my life for my fellow soldiers and I was willing to sacrifice my life for my country, and today I am still willing to make that sacrifice to save lives by applying the necessary political pressue to end the war and to preserve the American Republic.   But mark my words, I would rather remain free and alive doing it.  I do what I do because I deeply love my country and I hope you understand that.

I just think that protesting the war is best way to save the lives of the troops because ultimately it will apply enough political pressure to force the politicians to end to the war.


The reason why President Obama is not withdrawing from Afghanistan is because he is placing politics above the lives of the troops who are dying at in the continuing wars on Afghanistan and Iraq. If you want to see a politician move, it is first necessary to give them a good swift kick in the ass, then another and an...other and another and another. Wage it......wage peace.
http://the-diplomat.com/2010/12/09/how-to-solve-afghanistan/


On the issue of Wikileaks, Former Counter-terrorism specialist and former CIA officer, Philp Giraldi:
"Contrary to the message emanating from the chattering media, WikiLeaks has embarrassed many but it has neither killed nor endangered anyone. Washington’s relationships with most foreign nations are based on mutual interests and they will continue in spite of concerns expressed by Hillary Clinton and others. And the ...positive far outweighs any potential negatives."
~Philip Giraldi, Former CIA Intelligence Officer
http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2010/12/08/leaks-and-leakers/

"The corporate-and-government-dominated media appears apprehensive over the challenge that WikiLeaks presents. Perhaps deep down they know, as Dickens put it, "There is nothing so strong … as the simple truth."
~Ray McGovern, Former CIA Intelligence Analyst


"WikiLeaks even asked the State Department to help redact the cables before they were released. It refused.
What's really at stake here is not individual privacy, the safety of sources or America's diplomatic leverage—it's the secret state. Over the past decade, our leaders have come to see secrecy as a casual right ins...tead of a rare privilege."
~The Nation Magazine
http://www.thenation.com/article/157017/first-they-came-wikileaks-then



On the outrageous, completely misguided, illegitimate and totally illegal power-grab by the Obama administration to claim that it has the right to kill American citizens:

"Once the principle is accepted that the U.S. government can label Americans as enemies of the state and kill them without judicial nicety, the bureaucratic wish list of targets will continually expand. A similar metamorphosis occurred when the FBI decided to use illegal powers to target people who garnered official displeasure. Nixon White House aide Tom Charles Huston explained that the FBI’s COINTELPRO program continually stretched its target list “from the kid with a bomb to the kid with a picket sign, and from the kid with the picket sign to the kid with the bumper sticker of the opposing candidate. And you just keep going down the line.”

Blank checks for killing enemies of the state is the recipe for domestic tranquility that most dictatorships have used throughout history. And apparently this is a standard that many Americans might embrace. Some movement conservatives—such as columnist Jonah Goldberg—are already whooping for the U.S. government to assassinate people such as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Should the government be entitled to kill anyone who exposes its lies? Or should the standard be broader, permitting governments to kill anyone who is inconvenient?"
http://www.amconmag.com/blog/assassin-nation/
This is just an outgrowth of the ridiculous notion of the Unitary-Executive, which is just nice way of saying, elected Imperial dictator.
If the President of the United States has the right to assassinate American citizens as President Obama has asserted, and if the President is a public servant to the people and if the people are the ultimate stewards of self-government, then following this line of logic, does that mean that the people have a right to assassinate the President of the United States?
The answer, of course, is no. No American citizen has a right to assassinate a President of the United States, and conversely, no American President of the United States has any right to assassinate any American citizen. If such a President acts upon such a lawless dictate, then that changes things dramatically.  First such an illegal dictate should be legally challenged. 
If the President is permitted this power, then it must be used in extreme cases only and the standards by which it is used must be publicly enumerated and requiring judicial oversight.  Clearly, claiming such unconstitutional, illegitimate and illegal power is frightening and is totally contrary to any known principle of a standing Republic.




I stand on principle in defense of all the Amendments in the U.S. Bill of Rights.  I do not selectively pick and choose, in a partisan and unprincipled manner, the Amendments I like versus those I don't like.  No, I stand if favor of all Amendments in the Bill of Rights.
So what are these Amendments?   These are your fundamental rights and you entitled to use them anytime you damn well please:



The Bill of Rights

First Amendment –  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Second Amendment – A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Third Amendment –  No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Fourth Amendment – The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Fifth Amendment – No person shall be held to answer for any capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Sixth Amendment – In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.

Seventh Amendment – In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Eighth Amendment – Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Ninth Amendment – The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Tenth Amendment – The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

   

And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://wikileaks.ch/mirrors.html
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html



DECEMBER 10, 2010


THE WIKILEAKS REVEAL: GOVERNMENT LIES, NEW WARS, TORTURE, KIDNAPPING (MAYBE THEY HATE US FOR OUR FOREIGN POLICY, YA THINK???)


Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/


THIS ARTICLE BY JOHANN HARI IS A MUST READ:
"Every one of us owes a debt to Julian Assange. Thanks to him, we now know that our governments are pursuing policies that place you and your family in considerably greater danger. Wikileaks has informed us they have secretly launched war on yet another Muslim country, sanctioned torture, kidnapped innocent people from the streets of free countries and intimidated the police into hushing it up, and covered up the killing of 15,000 civilians – five times the number killed on 9/11. Each one of these acts has increased the number of jihadis. We can only change these policies if we know about them – and Assange has given us the black-and-white proof."
~Johann Hari
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-this-case-must-not-obscure-what-wikileaks-has-told-us-2154109.html

http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2010/12/09/a-flood-of-drone-strikes/

"The WikiLeaks releases are a pivotal moment in the future of journalism. They raise any number of ethical and legal issues for journalists, but one is becoming paramount.
As I said last week, and feel obliged to say again today, our government -- and its allies, willing or coerced, in foreign governments and corporations -- are waging a powerful war against freedom of speech."
~Dan Gillmor
http://www.salon.com/technology/dan_gillmor/2010/12/06/war_on_speech/index.html


A great speech by Ron Paul of Texas:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywoInPNXZJk

?
Why are the cheerleaders, otherwise known as the Fawning-Corporate-Media, making the same mistake now on Iran as they did before during the run-up to the war on Iraq, that is, by simply parroting the proclamations of the State without posing any substantive questions to the contrary? Could it be they are in collusion with each other?
Heavens to Betsy, say it isn't so!!!!  But it is.  Maybe that's because Establishment Media are all owned by military-industrial-complex parent companies. 
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/10-1


And here are some more great reason not to go to war with Iran:
http://original.antiwar.com/mcgovern/2010/02/22/new-grist-for-hype-on-iran/


The Empire strikes back:
http://www.truth-out.org/alexander-cockburn-the-empire-strikes-back65825
We will win the Wikileaks fight, Feds, and I will happily go to jail doing my duty as a patriot---to tell the truth. Make reading Wikileaks illegal and I will openly, proudly break the law because I obey just laws and I defiantly refuse to objey unjust laws.


Re-activating the Espionage Act of 1917 to silence dissent against the war is an act of treason against the United States of America and the U.S. Constitution.......any lawmakers calling for it's re-activation should be forcefully removed from office for committing treason to the United States of America. To all U.S. officials calling for it's reactivation, I ask you, how does it feel to be a filthy damn traitor??
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/naomi-wolf/post_1394_b_795001.html?ref=fb&src=sp

ou don't scare me, Feds. There is nothing to fear, the government is just all hot air and blustery speech. I will keep on speaking out and publishing and I hope you do too until the troops are brought home:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espionage_Act_of_1917






OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF VETERANS FOR PEACE IN SUPPORT OF JULIAN ASSANGE AND WIKILEAKS AND TO BOYCOTT EBAY, PAYPAL AND AMAZON CORPORATIONS



December 9, 2010

Yesterday, the Executive Committee of Veterans For Peace voted to break all commercial ties with the Amazon Corporation and call for our members to boycott eBay Corp. and PayPal Corp. This includes, but is not limited to,




* Removing the Amazon link from the VFP website. Previously we had encouraged our members to use this link when making purchases from Amazon Corp., as a fundraising method for our organization.



* Urging our members, supporters and the public to boycott Amazon, eBay and PayPal corporations.



* Urging Julian Assange and the Wikileaks team to continue their fight in the most important area of free speech: government secrets.


The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly considering charging Assange under the Espionage Act. This much-discredited and little-used law was last invoked against journalists, unsuccessfully, in the failed Pentagon Papers case in 1971. However, prosecution and conviction under this act, passed in 1917 to stifle dissent during WWI, may have little to do with espionage and everything to do with government repression.

For example, the federal government used the Espionage Act to prosecute Gene Debs, the great union organizer and socialist presidential candidate, for a 1918 Canton Ohio speech against U.S. involvement in the "Great War."

Another citizen prosecuted in the same period under the same law, according to Kevin Zeese, director of Voters for Peace, was Rose Pastor Stokes, sentenced to ten years in prison for a letter to the Kansas City Star, saying "no government which is for the profiteers can also be for the people, and I am for the people while the government is for the profiteers."

The government-war-private corporation axis is exposed fully in this case. Credit card companies Mastercard and Visa, along with giant online retailer Ebay Corp., owner of PayPal Corp., have voluntarily joined Amazon Corp. in answering the government's request to block WikiLeaks' funding in an effort to keep additional information from a citizenry increasingly fed up with war, secrecy and corporate power.

VFP gave imprisoned Army PFC, Bradley Manning, its Courage of Conscience award earlier this year for releasing documents detailing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. Resistance to the attack on WikiLeaks and Assange is also growing and VFP considers it important to do what we can to join that resistance.

You can sign the Petition here to log your resistance.
https://sites.google.com/site/wilibeaks/



And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://wikileaks.ch/mirrors.html
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html



DECEMBER 11, 2010


HAVE YOU NOTICED HOW BADLY WIKILEAKS MAKES ESTABLISHMENT MEDIA APPEAR? (AS IF THEY WERE GOVERNMENT STENOGRAPHERS)


Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org


THIS ARTICLE BY JOHANN HARI IS A MUST READ:
"Every one of us owes a debt to Julian Assange. Thanks to him, we now know that our governments are pursuing policies that place you and your family in considerably greater danger. Wikileaks has informed us they have secretly launched war on yet another Muslim country, sanctioned torture, kidnapped innocent people from the streets of free countries and intimidated the police into hushing it up, and covered up the killing of 15,000 civilians – five times the number killed on 9/11. Each one of these acts has increased the number of jihadis. We can only change these policies if we know about them – and Assange has given us the black-and-white proof."
~Johann Hari
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-this-case-must-not-obscure-what-wikileaks-has-told-us-2154109.html

http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2010/12/09/a-flood-of-drone-strikes/

"The WikiLeaks releases are a pivotal moment in the future of journalism. They raise any number of ethical and legal issues for journalists, but one is becoming paramount.
As I said last week, and feel obliged to say again today, our government -- and its allies, willing or coerced, in foreign governments and corporations -- are waging a powerful war against freedom of speech."
~Dan Gillmor
http://www.salon.com/technology/dan_gillmor/2010/12/06/war_on_speech/index.html
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/12/10/wikileaks_media/index.html

Re-activating the Espionage Act of 1917 to silence dissent against the war is an act of treason against the United States of America and the U.S. Constitution.......any lawmakers calling for it's re-activation should be forcefully removed from office for committing treason to the United States of America. To all U.S. officials calling for it's reactivation, I ask you, how does it feel to be a filthy damn traitor??
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/naomi-wolf/post_1394_b_795001.html?ref=fb&src=sp
http://www.truth-out.org/justice-department-prepares-expansion-laws-targeting-activists


Really good article below to gain additional perspective about Wikileaks and the response. I would argue, however, that 1) it is simply too soon to adequately measure the impact of the Wikileaks on the war and 2) What Operation Payback does is not cyber-war, it is cyber-vandalism, at best. Personally, I think a consumer led, economic boycott of said companies would be a far more effective activist tool.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/11-2


With respect to polls such as these, there are few things worth remembering:

http://news.antiwar.com/2010/12/10/disappointing-poll-americans-largely-supportive-of-censoring-wikileaks/

Take comfort in the fact that you can help lead the people in a new direction by showing them what true patriotism is---informing them and telling the people the truth. Another reason why the majority of people favor censorship is because they just want to be on the winning side for now and they see how censorship is favored all over the media, because all these revelations from Wikileas makes the media look awful and so of course the media is going to slant toward censorship, and most people, because they are followers, just wish to conform to what everyone else is doing and thinking, but people like you and I can lead them in a new direction:

The State Department does not decide who is a journalist and who is not a journalist. That is a question that only the Judicial branch can answer. This question must be left to a judge to decide. The U.S. State Department has no jurisdiction to decide this question. The State Department does not make this decision or determination. This is a question that must be resolved by the Judiciary alone.
http://news.antiwar.com/2010/12/10/state-dept-decides-julian-assange-not-a-journalist/

"A Patriot is merely a rebel at the start.

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. The soul and substance of what customarily ranks as patriotism is moral cowardice and always has been.
In any civic crisis of a great and dangerous sort the common herd is not privately anxious about the rights and wrongs of the matter, it is only anxious to be on the winning side.
In the North, before the war, the man who opposed slavery was despised and ostracised, and insulted. By the "patriots." Then, by and by, the "patriots" went over to his side, and thenceforth his attitude became patriotism.

There are two kinds of patriotism -- monarchical patriotism and republican patriotism. In the one case the government and the king may rightfully furnish you their notions of patriotism; in the other, neither the government nor the entire nation is privileged to dictate to any individual what the form of his patriotism shall be. The gospel of the monarchical patriotism is: "The King can do no wrong." We have adopted it with all its servility, with an unimportant change in the wording: "Our country, right or wrong!" We have thrown away the most valuable asset we had:-- the individual's right to oppose both flag and country when he (just he, by himself) believed them to be in the wrong. We have thrown it away; and with it all that was really respectable about that grotesque and laughable word, Patriotism."

~Mark Twain

http://original.antiwar.com/pilger/2010/12/10/why-are-wars-not-being-reported-honestly/


Now, there probably are a few select secrets that are at times better kept from the public eye, e.g, how to make WMD in your garage and other such secrets that should remain secret. And certainly names and troop movements should be always be protected and Wikileaks has been engaged in making sure this happens. The people in government are not inherently evil, folks, rather just like any of us ordinary folk, they are a combination of good and evil and neither and both and loving and hating and everything else like any other human being, although they do same to share a penchant knack for lying. So the question becomes, how do we move them from their current behavior to a new behavior? Anyone can sit around and bitch and moan about how terrible they all are, but we need to offer solutions to be truly productive. We can help lead them in a new direction. I think that capability lies within each of us. I would argue that we can inspire them to act differently, lead by example thereby helping chart a new and approximated course ahead to follow if they chose. And to that end, we can form cogent and logical arguments and express those arguments widely in such a convincing manner explaining the benefits to them and to us. At the same time we must flexible enough to understand that this new course will not always be easy or perfect. But I think we can inspire them to make the policy more principled while also profitable. Striking this balance is never easy but it is more sustainable. People sometimes say, "But I am only one person and what can one person do?" Well, all I can say is this: Imagine if Martin Luther King, Jr. or Gandhi had copped the same hopeless attitude. Would the result in the world have been different? Maybe. Probably. Does history make the person or does the person make the history? Good question but I think it is a combination of both. We must first step forward and take the initiative. Yes you can. Yes I can. Yes we can.



OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF VETERANS FOR PEACE IN SUPPORT OF JULIAN ASSANGE AND WIKILEAKS AND TO BOYCOTT EBAY, PAYPAL AND AMAZON CORPORATIONS





Yesterday, the Executive Committee of Veterans For Peace voted to break all commercial ties with the Amazon Corporation and call for our members to boycott eBay Corp. and PayPal Corp. This includes, but is not limited to,




* Removing the Amazon link from the VFP website. Previously we had encouraged our members to use this link when making purchases from Amazon Corp., as a fundraising method for our organization.



* Urging our members, supporters and the public to boycott Amazon, eBay and PayPal corporations.



* Urging Julian Assange and the Wikileaks team to continue their fight in the most important area of free speech: government secrets.


The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly considering charging Assange under the Espionage Act. This much-discredited and little-used law was last invoked against journalists, unsuccessfully, in the failed Pentagon Papers case in 1971. However, prosecution and conviction under this act, passed in 1917 to stifle dissent during WWI, may have little to do with espionage and everything to do with government repression.

For example, the federal government used the Espionage Act to prosecute Gene Debs, the great union organizer and socialist presidential candidate, for a 1918 Canton Ohio speech against U.S. involvement in the "Great War."

Another citizen prosecuted in the same period under the same law, according to Kevin Zeese, director of Voters for Peace, was Rose Pastor Stokes, sentenced to ten years in prison for a letter to the Kansas City Star, saying "no government which is for the profiteers can also be for the people, and I am for the people while the government is for the profiteers."

The government-war-private corporation axis is exposed fully in this case. Credit card companies Mastercard and Visa, along with giant online retailer Ebay Corp., owner of PayPal Corp., have voluntarily joined Amazon Corp. in answering the government's request to block WikiLeaks' funding in an effort to keep additional information from a citizenry increasingly fed up with war, secrecy and corporate power.

VFP gave imprisoned Army PFC, Bradley Manning, its Courage of Conscience award earlier this year for releasing documents detailing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. Resistance to the attack on WikiLeaks and Assange is also growing and VFP considers it important to do what we can to join that resistance.

You can sign the Petition here to log your resistance.
https://sites.google.com/site/wilibeaks/



And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://wikileaks.ch/mirrors.html
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html




Bring the troops home!!!! Do that and I will be able to yield back the balance of my time to the good Senator from Illinois................................lol.
CHECK!!!!!!!! Your king is in check........your move.




DECEMBER 12, 2010


Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org

Afghani people to the United States:  GET OUT OF AFGHANISTAN!!!
http://www.truth-out.org/afghanistan-war-public-opinion-turns-sharply-against-us-forces65879
http://original.antiwar.com/kathy-kelly/2010/12/10/hunger-and-anger-in-afghanistan/
http://www.truth-out.org/participate-a-real-december-review-war-afghanistan65823


Interesting report from the National Archives.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/11/us/politics/11eisenhower.html?_r=1&ref=national_archives_and_records_administration

Documents released Friday by the National Archives shed new light on the genesis of the phrase in the televised address, which Eisenhower delivered on Jan. 17, 1961, three days before his successor’s inauguration. Before settling on the phrase "military-industrial-complex," the original text called for the phrase, 'war-based-industrial-complex.' Isn't that interesting?
"War-based-industrial-complex' was the original language........hmmm, how interesting. That explains a lot, doesn't it? Especially, since the 1960's, the United States has been largely on the warpath around the globe, with a particular... uptick in perpetual warfare since the fall of the Soviet Union which was supposed to provide a 'peace-dividend' but never did. I wonder why............

You shouldn't have to noodle too long on that question, folks:

Now if you read through Eisenhower's entire speech, remember the historical-context in which he is speaking:  It is the height of the Cold-War, the Soviets and their ideology span the globe and there are two distinct wars of ideas and militaries that are each competing for global dominance against each other and so, at this time in history, a large military-industrial-complex was somewhat warranted as an adequate defense against Soviet global domination.   Today, such a threat simply no longer exists and so since the same threat is no longer prevalent
, the need for a massive war-based-industrial-complex is also no longer warranted or needed.   Thus, the main point is that nowadays, folks, it (the military-industrial-complex) needs to constantly re-create new wars to fight in order for it to perpetuate itself by continually creating a reason for it to exist.  Most of these threats are not real threats, rather they are artificial and fabricated in order to keep war, and thus the military-industrial-complex alie and well.  This is the reason why we are locked in an unnecessary and illegitate cycle of wars of aggression upon nations that have not attacked us.  We must vastly improve our National Security and our foreign policy by shifting our budgets away from the destructive/counter-productive to National Security force known as the military-industrial-complex and slowly begin to wean our military-dependent economy off and away from this highly damaging force to American credibility in the world.  That is, in a nutshell, the monumentally difficult challenge that lies ahead for America in the 21st century is too dramatically curtail military spending, dramatically reduce our debt and deficits and begin to re-invest our resources into finding new ways of cultivating economic prosperity to make America a more competitive force in a changing world.  It is by economic power, not military power, that promises to sustain American prosperity well into the future.   We simply cannot afford to sink so much of our treasure
into a venture that is so ultimately destructive and corrusive to our policies, our principles, our morals, our economic growth, our economic diversity and our democratic character.   We must together chart a brighter future more dependent on perpetual peace, perpetual trade and perpetual prosperity than sinking our common fortunes into the counter-productive and highly destructive force of perpetual war.

http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/All_About_Ike/Speeches/WAV%20files/farewell%20address.mp3

http://www.h-net.org/~hst306/documents/indust.html

"This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."
~President Dwight D. Eisenhower




In defense of Wikileaks:
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2010/12/wikileaks-provokes-dumb-usg-response

THIS IS A MUST READ BY HENRY PORTER:
(in relation to Paypal, Amazon, Visa, Mastercard)........"There was not the slightest consideration of principles about free information or the freedom of their customers to make up their own minds. What next? Will these corporate giants be blocking payment to the New York Times and the Guardian?"
~Henry Porter
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/dec/11/henry-porter-wikileaks-cables

“The broader lesson of the WikiLeaks phenomenon is that President Obama should recommit to the ideals of transparency he invoked at the beginning of his presidency. The American public should not have to depend on leaks to the news media and on whistleblowers to know what the government is up to."
~The American Civil Liberties Union
http://www.aclu.org/free-speech-national-security/wikileaks-news-and-background
http://www.aclu.org/free-speech-national-security/prosecuting-wikileaks-publishing-documents-would-raise-serious-constit

"Is it possible that Julian Assange is the scapegoat for arrogant American officials who would rather point the fingers of blame than see the blood on their own hands? What else can explain their frenzy to see Assange dead?"
http://tomhayden.com/home/the-lynch-mob-moment.html

War with Iran??  Whose advice do you think is wiser to listen?  The neo-conservatives who got it all wrong??  Or the American anti-war movement which got most of it right.
The neoconservatives are, in the wake of the war in Iraq, the most discredited group of officials in all of American Foreign policy in at least a generation.
http://www.truth-out.org/were-bushs-iraq-policy-opponents-off-target65815
http://www.thenation.com/article/156805/hawks-call-war-against-iran




And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://wikileaks.ch/mirrors.html
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html




Bring the troops home!!!!   Do that and I will be able to yield back the balance of my time to the good Senator from Illinois..........lol.            CHECK!!!!!!!!






DECEMBER 13, 2010



THIS THURSDAY DEC. 16, JOIN OUR PROTEST OF THE WARS AT THE WHITE HOUSE (HELP US CHART A NEW COURSE FORWARD)

Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org

This Thursday, December 16, I hope you join with us at Veterans for Peace as we protest the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Yemen.

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/12/13



US Military Veterans to Lead Civil Resistance at White House

WASHINGTON - December 13 - PRESS CONFERENCE ON DECEMBER 15

WHEN: 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WHERE: Institute for Policy Studies , 1112 16th NW #600



CIVIL RESISTANCE ON DECEMBER 16

WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, December 16, 2010

WHERE: Lafayette Square Park side of the White House

WHO: Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers; Mike Ferner, Veterans For Peace National President; Leah Bolger, Veterans For Peace Vice-President and retired Navy Commander; Mike Prysner, Iraq vet and co-founder of March Forward!; Ray McGovern, retired CIA official; and many more.

WHAT: A brief rally will be followed by a nonviolent act of civil resistance at the White House. Veterans For Peace (VFP) organizers expect this to be the largest veteran-led resistance since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began.

WHY: VFP is demanding an end to the U.S. wars and occupations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Yemen.

AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS: To schedule interviews with leaders of this protest, use the contact information above.
Veterans For Peace is a national organization founded in 1985. It is structured around a national office in Saint Louis, MO and comprised of members across the country organized in chapters or as at-large members. The organization includes men and women veterans of all eras and duty stations including from the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), World War II, the Korean, Vietnam, Gulf and current Iraq wars as well as other conflicts. Our collective experience tells us wars are easy to start and hard to stop and that those hurt are often the innocent. Thus, other means of problem solving are necessary.


?"Any act of rebellion, no matter how few people show up or how heavily it is censored by a media that caters to the needs and profits ofcorporations, chips away at corporate power. Any act of rebellion keeps alive the embers for larger movements that follow us. It passes on another narrative. It will, as the rot of the state consumes itself, attract wider and wider numbers."
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/13


On the unprincipled, corrupt and incompetent Obama Department of Justice:
"Eric Holder and the DOJ cannot possibly find jurisdiction to charge American contractors who torture and murder people in the course and scope of their employment by the US Government abroad, and cannot charge CIA supervisors and OLC lawyers who patently admit to destruction of evidence and conspiracy to commit war crimes; however, the same DOJ is now suddenly able to be so legally creative as to find a path to charging a person under the Espionage Act who is not a US citizen, owed the US no duty under citizenship and treason provisions, committed no act within the jurisdiction of the US and who is a member within the general definition of “press” and who only published purported whistleblower leaks given to him. It is amazing how the DOJ is willing to go out on that “limb” when it wants to, but can never so travel when the interests of justice really demand it to."
http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2010/12/12/the-misplaced-us-determination-to-indict-assange/

The problem is our foreign policy, folks, not the revelation of it.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2010/1209/What-really-drives-suicide-terrorists
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php?view=1232
http://www.harpers.org/archive/2010/12/hbc-90007849
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/dec/11/henry-porter-wikileaks-cables
http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/12/12/wikileaks-conjures-litvinenkos-ghost/
http://www.techworld.com.au/article/371021/internet_society_says_attacks_against_wikileaks_illegal/

?"WikiLeaks asked Washington for assistance with redacting the cables and met with a refusal. Yet when The New YorkTimes asked the US government for advice on what to censor, itreceived suggestions."

Wikileaks didn't steal data, they only published it as the New York Times did. I think Wikileaks is journalism. What the government is doing is merely shooting the messenger.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/13-5


"In a democracy, the government is a trustee answerable to the people; and the press is the people's watchdog. With all its campaign promises about maintaining transparency, the Obama administration appears to have hypocritically morphed into the wily and clandestine antics of the Bush administration."
~Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-would-aristotle-do/201012/crime-conspiracy-and-wikileaks


And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://wikileaks.ch/mirrors.html
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html






DECEMBER 14, 2010



Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org

This Thursday, December 16, I hope you join with us at Veterans for Peace as we protest the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Yemen.
The next post will be a 'Daily Report' will be Saturday, Dec. 18, at the earliest since I am now heading to Washington, D.C. for the protest and after that, home to New Jersey to spend time with family.
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/12/13
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/14-3


On Afghanistan:
http://news.antiwar.com/2010/12/13/afghan-surge-not-working-experts-urge-us-to-seek-settlement/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/8199555/US-surge-in-Afghanistan-not-working.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/8199676/The-letter-from-Afghan-experts-to-Barack-Obama.html
http://www.truth-out.org/why-are-wars-not-being-reported-honestly65844

On perpetual war:
http://www.amconmag.com/blog/evil-empire/
http://www.amconmag.com/blog/ostrich-america/


On Wikileaks:
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/12/13-17
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/12/13-7
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/14-0
http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=12633
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php?view=1239

THIS IS A MUST READ:
http://www.thenation.com/article/157077/what-would-if-stone-think-wikileaks
AS IS THIS:
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/12/14

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/14-3
http://www.johnpilger.com/videos/the-war-you-dont-see-trailer
"Authority has its place, but the skepticism about authority must be ingrained in people."
~John Pilger

First Amendment –  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


Condolences to the family of Richard Holbrooke.   Holbrooke's final words (apparently):
"You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan."

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/12/14/holbrooke_the_dove?om_rid=CZthPx&om_mid=_BNB3UfB8WanfsS
But the reality of Holbrooke:
http://www.truth-out.org/giant-holbrooke-failed-afghan-war65958


Good article here by Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post:
http://www.truth-out.org/eugene-robinson-a-wiki-hornets-nest65923
My only comment is that referring to what is happening on the Internet as a 'cyber-war' is a dangerous term to use which opens the whole issue up to further unwarranted government interference so I would be more careful about using such terms.  At best, what is happing on the Internet can best be described as pockets of cyber-vandalism.   As I have said before and will say again, I don't cyber-vandalism is particularly effective as an activist tool, rather I think consumer-led boycotts would be far more effective in the long-run.  Let us be clear on the definition of war and let us not confuse what's happening on the net with the real tragedy, loss of human life, loss of limbs and loss of mental stability the real war actually incurs upon those who engage in it.   Let us be honest, what is happening on the net is not resulting death, maiming, destruction and casualties, there is no blood being spilled.  What is happening on the Internet is completely different from war.
The dictionary definition of war:  A conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air.



Can you hear us now?
On Net Neutrality:
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/12/13-14
http://marathon.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.truth-out.org/mere-hours-left-save-net-neutrality65951


Below is a long but very powerful passage delivered by one incredibly brave and eloquent leader in our common American history:  Martin Luther King, Jr.    I have provided this passage to impart some crucial knowledge to you and to note the incredible relevance to our own time and age, especially in the years ahead, dealing with the distinction between just laws and unjust laws.  It is my sincere belief and I could be wrong, that in the coming years America may find itself standing at the precipice of a new kind of authoritarianism not seen in a few generations.   How can such a disaster inflicted upon democracy be averted?   It is quite simple.   We need to keep our mouths courageously wide open in the vigorous pursuit of speaking truth, demanding justice, waging peace, agitating equality and advocating compassion.  Such a relentless, public outspokenness can and will serve as an effective check to halt any slow but steady descent from the free air of liberty and democracy down into the suffocating abyss of
oppression and authoritarianism.    With our voices united together, we can avert this monumental disaster from ever being inflicted upon liberty and the empowerment and possibility it provides.

http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html


"There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair. I hope, sirs, you can understand our legitimate and unavoidable impatience. You express a great deal of anxiety over our willingness to break laws. This is certainly a legitimate concern. Since we so diligently urge people to obey the Supreme Court's decision of 1954 outlawing segregation in the public schools, at first glance it may seem rather paradoxical for us consciously to break laws. One may well ask: "How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?" The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that "an unjust law is no law at all."

Sometimes a law is just on its face and unjust in its application. For instance, I have been arrested on a charge of parading without a permit. Now, there is nothing wrong in having an ordinance which requires a permit for a parade. But such an ordinance becomes unjust when it is used to maintain segregation and to deny citizens the First-Amendment privilege of peaceful assembly and protest.

I hope you are able to see the distinction I am trying to point out. In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law, as would the rabid segregationist. That would lead to anarchy. One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty. I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.

Of course, there is nothing new about this kind of civil disobedience. It was evidenced sublimely in the refusal of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to obey the laws of Nebuchadnezzar, on the ground that a higher moral law was at stake. It was practiced superbly by the early Christians, who were willing to face hungry lions and the excruciating pain of chopping blocks rather than submit to certain unjust laws of the Roman Empire. To a degree, academic freedom is a reality today because Socrates practiced civil disobedience. In our own nation, the Boston Tea Party represented a massive act of civil disobedience.

We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was "legal" and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was "illegal." It was "illegal" to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler's Germany. Even so, I am sure that, had I lived in Germany at the time, I would have aided and comforted my Jewish brothers. If today I lived in a Communist country where certain principles dear to the Christian faith are suppressed, I would openly advocate disobeying that country's antireligious laws.

I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season." Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.

I had hoped that the white moderate would understand that law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and that when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress. I had hoped that the white moderate would understand that the present tension in the South is a necessary phase of the transition from an obnoxious negative peace, in which the Negro passively accepted his unjust plight, to a substantive and positive peace, in which all men will respect the dignity and worth of human personality. Actually, we who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. We bring it out in the open, where it can be seen and dealt with. Like a boil that can never be cured so long as it is covered up but must be opened with all its ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured."
~Martin Luther King, Jr.


"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
~Albert Einstein


(and please note and understand that in providing the quotation by Dr. King above that I am not, in any way, drawing a comparison to what Veterans for Peace is doing in Washington, D.C. this week since the kind of civil resistance that we do differs greatly in scope, character and consequence to the vast injustice that Dr. King was protesting by engaging in civil disobedience).
Rather, the Veterans for Peace action in Washington, D.C. this Thursday, December 16 is more comparable to the words of another figure in American history who championed Free Speech, Mario Savio, when he uttered these powerful words below:
"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all."
~Mario Savio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Savio



And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://wikileaks.ch/mirrors.html
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html






DECEMBER 18, 2010



THE TRUTH:  NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE=AFGHANISTAN WAR GOING BADLY

THE LIES:  PRESIDENT OBAMA=WAR IS GREAT

Who do you believe?  The authoritative consensus of the 16 intelligence agencies of the United States or the President whom is a politician looking ahead toward re-election???  I know who I believe and who I don't.

Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org

 

This past Thursday, a successful Veterans for Peace anti-war action was performed in Washington, D.C., 130 active citizens including myself and including such high-profile figures as Daniel Ellsberg, Ray McGovern, Chris Hedges, Medea Benjamin, Mike Ferner and 130 courageous,
active citizens were place under police-arrest at the White House. It is my sincere hope that this action ser...ves as a catalyst to reinvigorate
energy back into the American anti-war movement.
WAGE PEACE!!!!!
http://www.commondreams.org/further/2010/12/16-1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIb5CniKCas&feature=youtube_gdata
http://picasaweb.google.com/ellen.rachel.davidson/CivilResistanceToWarsAtTheWhiteHouseOn121610#
http://www.upi.com/News_Photos/News/Veterans-For-Peace-protest-war-in-Afghanistan/4342/9/
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/7642244-video-135-choose-arrest-at-white-house-as-veteranled-civil-resistance-demands-stop-these-wars

The National Intelligence Estimate:  War in Afghanistan not going well.   
  Lying policians:  The war is going just dandy!!!

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/15-0
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-greenwald-and-derrick-crowe/failure-not-progress-in-a_b_797215.html
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/17

This article is a much more in-depth analysis than the quick overview I provided a few days ago........it is much more detailed, more thorough and more revealing with regard to the question of the U.S. military-industrial-complex. It also corrects a few minor factual issues with my quick overview but the over-arching theme is the sam...e. The theme is the essence but details are nice and fun to learn about too.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/14/opinion/14ledbetter.html?_r=2&ref=opinion
http://www.lewrockwell.com/rozeff/rozeff337.html

On the dangerous precedent prosecuting Wikileaks will bear:
http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/romenesko/110885/columbia-j-school-staff-wikileaks-prosecution-sets-dangerous-precedent/
http://www.consortiumnews.com/2010/121310b.html
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/15
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/15-2
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,734321,00.html
http://www.freep.com/article/20101215/OPINION05/101215020/1322/The-wrong-reaction-to-WikiLeaks
http://reason.com/archives/2010/12/15/our-leaky-world
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2010/dec/15/wikileaks-us-espionage-actxxxx`1x`

Bloggers under fire, read later:
http://www.truth-out.org/bloggers-under-fire65961

Close out your account now with Bank of America.  Boycott Bank of America:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/18/bank-of-america-will-stop_n_798605.html?fbwall

On Bill of Rights Day and what it means:
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php?view=1243
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig11/catalan1.1.1.html

On the successful repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell:
https://secure.couragecampaign.org/page/contribute/WeWon
This is good News indeed!! The US Senate voted to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell marking a huge step forward in gay rights. Kudos to the Senate. Hopefully, the President will sign this into law soon. That said, I hope my LGBTQ brothers and sisters choose not to measure everything about Obama through the narrow, one-dimensional lens of gay rights alone but rather sees Obama in totality for all policies he perpetuates.


And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://wikileaks.ch/mirrors.html
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html






DECEMBER 19, 2010


Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org
 
On the noble action of Bradley Manning:
Held for seven months in solitary confinement......how's that for protecting civil liberties (read: psychological torture) under the Obama administration? The reality is this: Julian Assange likely cannot be convicted of anything without Manning's testimony and now that Manning has been virtually tortured in custody, it is unlikely he will be convicted on all charges either.

Did you know that there are more American mercenaries in Iraq than US troops???  Looks like Afghanistan is going the same direction:
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/19
Remember, folks, they hate us for our occupation of their land so the next time a terrorist attack takes place, it is our government who is chiefly to blame.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/19

According to Vice President Joe Biden, Julian Assange is now a 'high-tech terrorist' for simply publishing leaked documents and telling the truth.   If distributing information electronically and telling the truth makes one a terrorist then by that standard, I'm a high tech terrorist too and I'm proud of it so what are you going to do about, Feds???  The truth is your pathetic government asses can't do anything about it because all I am doing is my civic duty as a citizen of the United States of America and I have every right to do it.   So up yours, Mr. Biden, take your hollow rhetoric and shove it!!!  Do you want to know what a terrorist is, Mr. Biden??  Allow me to school you sir.   A terrorist is someone who uses massive violence against innocent people to further their political aims, so I advise you, your imperial boss, your imperial minions and your imperial predeccessors to take a good hard look in the mirror because there you will see and find the true definition of an imperial terrorist.  Get it??
I am not a terrorist, Mr. Biden, I am a freedom-fighter just like Julian Assange is a freedom fighter, or Daniel Ellsberg, or Ray McGovern, or Mike Ferner, or Medea Benjamin, or Colleen Crowley amongst others.  Freedom and liberty is not a gift or a grant from the federal government, folks.   Freedom and liberty is your right from birth.  Freedom and liberty is something you take, you assert, you use and you use often.  YOu require no permission to use it.   You simply plant your flag firmly in the soil of liberty and then you kick the federal government off your land of liberty.   Be sure to give the feds the finger as you do it.   I will do as I wish and I will say what I wish and if you, feds, don't like it well then you can kiss my ass!!!!!    Liberty is mine to define and mine to own, get it, Feds???
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/19-1
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/19-5
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/?source=newsletter&utm_source=contactology&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Salon_Daily%20Newsletter%20%28Not%20Premium%29_7_30_110

"No major US news media reported on the demonstration or the arrests. It was blacked out of the New York Times, blacked out of the Philadelphia Inquirer, blacked out in the Los Angeles Times, blacked out of the Wall Street Journal, and even blacked out of the capital's local daily, the Washington Post."
Wikileaks proved that establishment media intentionally conceals the news from the American people. Why do you think that is?  I know why.  Hint:  Our government hates democracy.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/19-1
http://www.truth-out.org/julian-assange-not-point66098


I'm on holiday so my posts will likely be shorter for the next couple of weeks.



And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://wikileaks.ch/mirrors.html
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html





DECEMBER 20, 2010


Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org


On the recent Veterans for Peace anti-war action:

THESE ARE MUST WATCH VIDEOS:
Here you can experience for yourself a small taste of the recent Veterans for Peace anti-war/pro-peace/pro-resistance action in Washington, D.C. And remember that you are seeing and hearing this from a simple, average, engaged citizen and not from Establishment media which speaks volumes about the sorry state of establishment journalism in America today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0pC3d3nAmA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld5w8y9Fj4A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS6nPSOLyw4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-S4SIre3kk

 
?"Do not feel powerless in the face of the American superpower and the manipulated U.S. democracy that prevents real change. It has always been small things that people do that leads to massive change. Everyone reading this can take action to challenge U.S. foreign policy, to help develop the culture of resistance that is essential to change." JOIN US. DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING, JUST RESIST!!!!
http://original.antiwar.com/kevin-zeese/2010/12/19/deceit-and-truth-are-feeding-resistance-to-us-militarism/

On Bradley Manning:
There exists no good reason to be afraid or fearful to speak out. The State's bellicose rhetoric is exactly that: bellicose and hollow. They are powerless to stop an engaged American citizen from merely doing their civic duty to their country by speaking out. Despite all of their fear-mongering, the reality is that the people still retain the power if they choose to use it. Speak up.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski260.html



And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://wikileaks.ch/mirrors.html
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html







DECEMBER 21, 2010



Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org

WHY DOES THE GOVERNMENT WANT US TO FEAR,  BE SILENT, OBEY AND SHOP????

I SAY NO FEAR, SPEAK, QUESTION AND DEFY!

The government says be afraid, be very afraid and when you see suspicious activity then rat on your neighbors and be afraid, be very afraid.   Folks, the only thing to be afraid of is the government itself.   The power the government acquires, the greater the threat they become.  Federal Government power has gotten so large now, it is time to return power back to the states.   Do not be afraid, question, think and when appropriate, then DEFY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/20/politics/washingtonpost/main7167877.shtml



Here you can experience for yourself a small taste of the recent Veterans for Peace anti-war/pro-peace/pro-resistance action in Washington, D.C. And remember that you are seeing and hearing this from a simple, average, engaged citizen and not from Establishment media which speaks volumes about the sorry state of establishment journalism in America today.
The unedited version of the magnificent speech by Chris Hedges:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP8YcfdHIN4

Kudos to Afghans for Peace for standing up and telling it like it is.....that freedom and liberty do not come from American bombs and bullets but rather from stable, enduring and hopeful condition of peace and non-violence. The American Occupation of Afghanistan is the problem, not the solution. WAGE PEACE!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ror0qPcasM&feature=player_embedded#!

"Prior to his arrest, Thoreau had lived a quiet, solitary life at Walden, an isolated pond in the woods about a mile and a half from Concord. He returned to Walden to mull over two questions: (1) Why do some men obey laws without asking if the laws are just or unjust; and, (2) why do others obey laws they think are wrong?"
~Ray McGovern
http://www.consortiumnews.com/2010/122010a.html


What can one person do?  You can send holiday cards like these to all your friends and family:
http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6726/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=4676

On the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell:
"...we still encourage young men and women to look for other opportunities that don't involved killing or being killed in wars we shouldn't be fighting. It might seem contradictory, then, that CODEPINK was an enthusiastic supporter of the rights for gays and lesbians to join and serve openly in the military. But within our organization, it was never even controversial--we stand up for the rights of all human beings.
~Medea Benjamin, Codepink
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/21-3

On the hit Free Speech took today:
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/21-9

And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://wikileaks.ch/mirrors.html
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html





DECEMBER 22, 2010



FROM THE LEFT AND FROM THE RIGHT........ALL CAN UNITE AGAINST THE WAR
RIGHT,LEFT,CENTER--PROTECT CIVIL LIBERTY

Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org

“Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward.”
~Henry David Thoreau
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/23-0

Reasons for Hope going into 2011:
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/23-3

"We journalists have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is."
~John Pilger
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27116.htm

Wikileaks and Free Speech:
?"It seems to me we have an ostrich mentality in America. Americans can choose to have information, or they can go lock step with their favorite news channel and fight for the right to keep their heads buried in the sand."
~John Jay Myers
The problem with being an ostrich, folks, is you leave your ass exposed to the federal predators.
http://original.antiwar.com/john-jay-myers/2010/12/22/it-is-treason-to-call-wikileaks-treason/
http://www.wandtv.com/global/story.asp?s=13724272
I have an idea: How about we citizens together construct a government employees counter-surveillance database. That is, we will track all of those persons who work for any federal agency including intelligence, law enforcement and politicos...we can track where they live, their family members, their hobbies, their opinions, everything about them...we can call it the WikiGuardian or WikiTips database to guard against Federal terrorism directed against American civil liberties.

Never trust the government:
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/23-5

"Freedom of the press" does not mean the freedom of those individuals who are lucky enough to be officially recognized as members of the Fourth Estate. It means the freedom to use technologies of mass communication, which today include the Internet. This freedom does not amount to much if the government can deny it to ...someone by questioning his journalistic credentials."
~Jacob Sullum
http://reason.com/archives/2010/12/22/is-julian-assange-a-journalist

Interview with Julian Assange:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZCPmTJM0Hc

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or dem...ocratic processes. We should take nothing for granted."
~President Dwight David Eisenhower
http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/eisenhowers-lament/


And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://213.251.145.96/
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html






DECEMBER 23, 2010


FROM THE LEFT AND FROM THE RIGHT........ALL CAN UNITE AGAINST THE WAR
RIGHT,LEFT,CENTER--PROTECT CIVIL LIBERTY

Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org

“Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward.”
~Henry David Thoreau
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/23-0

Reasons for Hope going into 2011:
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/23-3

"We journalists have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is. For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home... In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power."
~John Pilger
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27116.htm

Wikileaks and Free Speech:
?"It seems to me we have an ostrich mentality in America. Americans can choose to have information, or they can go lock step with their favorite news channel and fight for the right to keep their heads buried in the sand."
~John Jay Myers
The problem with being an ostrich, folks, is you leave your ass exposed to the federal predators.
http://original.antiwar.com/john-jay-myers/2010/12/22/it-is-treason-to-call-wikileaks-treason/
http://www.wandtv.com/global/story.asp?s=13724272
I have an idea: How about we citizens together construct a government employees counter-surveillance database. That is, we will track all of those persons who work for any federal agency including intelligence, law enforcement and politicos...we can track where they live, their family members, their hobbies, their opinions, everything about them...we can call it the WikiGuardian or WikiTips database to guard against Federal terrorism directed against American civil liberties.

Never trust the government:
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/23-5

"Freedom of the press" does not mean the freedom of those individuals who are lucky enough to be officially recognized as members of the Fourth Estate. It means the freedom to use technologies of mass communication, which today include the Internet. This freedom does not amount to much if the government can deny it to someone by questioning his journalistic credentials."
~Jacob Sullum
http://reason.com/archives/2010/12/22/is-julian-assange-a-journalist

Interview with Julian Assange:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZCPmTJM0Hc

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted."
~President Dwight David Eisenhower
http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/eisenhowers-lament/


And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://213.251.145.96/
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html






DECEMBER 24, 2010


Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org


Another link about the recent Veterans for Peace civil resistance action in Washington, D.C:
http://www.truth-out.org/winter-soldiers-confront-white-house-mass-arrests-they-put-their-bodies-line-peace66222


"We journalists have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is. For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home... In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power."
~John Pilger
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27116.htm


To show your support for the incredibly courageous act of patriotism demonstrated by PFC Bradley Manning when he leaked the diplomatic cables to Wikileaks, you can write to him at the following address:

Keep up the resistance and support brave truth-tellers!

You can write Pfc. Bradley Manning --
...Letters and postcards to:

Bradley Manning
c/o Courage to Resist
484 Lake Park Ave #41
Oakland CA 94610
USA


"It's unsurprising that political leaders would want to convince people that the true criminals are those who expose acts of high-level political corruption and criminality, rather than those who perpetrate them."
~Glenn Greenwald
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/12/24/wikileaks/index.html


"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted."
~President Dwight David Eisenhower
http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/eisenhowers-lament/



A Holiday Hug for everyone I know and all whom I don't know.
Happy Holidays and Peace!!!!
http://www.commondreams.org/further/2010/12/24-1
And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://213.251.145.96/
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html







DECEMBER 25, 2010


WHY ARE 150,000 TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN WHEN THE WAR MAKES US LESS SAFE? (ISN'T THE WAR REALLY ABOUT CASPIAN OIL??)

Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org

The war in Afghanistan is making us less safe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JYxx0DS7h4&feature=player_embedded#!
http://rethinkafghanistan.com/
http://rethinkafghanistan.com/troop_trailer.php
http://rethinkafghanistan.com/10yr2.php


"We journalists have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is. For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home... In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power."
~John Pilger
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27116.htm


"Let’s just say what many people already know: the “war on terrorism” produces terrorists. No half-intelligent person could think that U.S. abuse of the Muslim world — the bombings, the indefinite detentions and torture, the kicking in of doors, the shootings at checkpoints, the propping up of corrupt rulers — could have any effect other than to produce violent, vengeful anti-Americanism. Even in the government-friendly mainstream media you will find the facts, though you’ll have to connect the dots yourself. When you treat people as if they are animals, or help others to treat them that way, some of those people will get angry and vow to get even. If desperate enough they will even be willing to give their lives to the cause — yes, even to fly airplanes into tall buildings."
~Sheldon Richman
http://www.fff.org/freedom/fd1009b.asp


A must listen piece on Dissent Radio where former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern explains some of the critical issues surrounding the advent of Wikileaks in relation to the foreign policies of the United States Federal Government.
http://dissentradio.com/radio/10_12_08_mcgovern.mp3

Wikileaks--a quick overview of recent releases from David Swanson:
http://warisacrime.org/content/25th-day-wikileaks-my-government-gave-me



"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted."
~President Dwight David Eisenhower
http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/eisenhowers-lament/



And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.

My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://213.251.145.96/
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html



A holiday salute to those troops never coming home from these pointless wars:








DECEMBER 26, 2010


AS THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN GRINDS ON THINK ABOUT A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION - (THINK ABOUT TRYING TO CARE & CONTRIBUTE)


Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org

The war in Afghanistan is making us less safe:

http://rethinkafghanistan.com/


This is pretty interesting analysis of the symbiotic relationship that exists between Hollywood and the military-industrial-complex. I hope some people can look beyond bald-faced racism against Arabs when considering the fact that this smart and thorough analysis was produced by Al-Jazeera on the show Empire with Marwan Bishara.
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2010/12/26

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ACTION ON JANUARY 1, 2011, TO WITHDRAW FROM AFGHANISTAN AND END THE WAR: On New Year’s Day 2011, from 7.05 pm Eastern Standard Time on the 31st of December 2010 to 7.05 pm Eastern Standard Time on the 1st of January 2011.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/26

Weekly report coming from United for Peace and Justice........hopefully it will non-partisan by including as many articles and views from the anti-war Right as from the anti-war Left.
http://peaceandjusticeonline.org/2010/12/26/united-for-peace-and-justice-issues-weekly-afghanistan-war-reports/


If I keep repeating/reposting something, that means I think it is important:

"We journalists have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is. For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home... In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power."
~John Pilger
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27116.htm


"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted."
~President Dwight David Eisenhower
http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/eisenhowers-lament/



And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.



My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://213.251.145.96/
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.thinkprogress.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html



A holiday salute to those troops never coming home from these pointless wars:








DECEMBER 27, 2010


ASK WHAT IF ONE PERSON LIKE KING OR GANDHI HAD NOT GOTTEN INVOLVED??? (WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT?   YES YOU CAN)


Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org

The war in Afghanistan is making us less safe:
http://rethinkafghanistan.com/
http://www.alternet.org/world/149321/obama%E2%80%99s_afghanistan_review%3A_a_whitewash_of_a_disastrous_occupation_/
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/eo20101222gd.html
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/27-5

Winning hearts and minds??? Or just blowing them up?? I think killing innocent people is a great way to make a population hate you, not love you. Why do they hate us? It's obvious isn't it? They hate us because we kill them and occupy their lands.............I mean, c'mon, duuuhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Politics/27-Dec-2010/At-least-21-people-killed-in-2-US-drone-strikes-in-North-Waziristan

The war on Afghanistan is bleeding us financially and morally to death. I think the words I recently somewhere read that were uttered by a Taliban commander summarize it best: "The Americans have the nice watches, but we have the time." Well said, indeed, and by the way folks, we need the Taliban to create a political solution which is our ticket out of Afghanistan.
http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/International/27-Dec-2010/Afghanistan-will-prove-to-become-a-bleeding-wound-for-the-invaders-once-again-Taliban

A MUST READ:
"The public, at some point, will have to face some very unpleasant truths. The good-paying jobs are not coming back. The largest deficits in human history mean that we are trapped in a debt peonage system thatcwill be used by the corporate state to eradicate the last vestiges of social protection for citizens, including Social Security. The state has devolved from a capitalist democracy to neo-feudalism."
~Chris Hedges
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/27-1


Veterans for Peace and Daniel Ellsberg as Person of the Year?   They both have my vote.
http://views.washingtonpost.com/leadership/panelists/2010/12/the-peacemakers-daniel-ellsberg-and-veterans-for-peace.html


INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ACTION ON JANUARY 1, 2011, TO WITHDRAW FROM AFGHANISTAN AND END THE WAR: On New Year’s Day 2011, from 7.05 pm Eastern Standard Time on the 31st of December 2010 to 7.05 pm Eastern Standard Time on the 1st of January 2011.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/26


BINGO ("bingo" makes it a must read):
"Like apologists for the previous administration, the defenders of this one are eager to equate their enemies with terrorism, and the Obama-ites are just as prone to this as the Fox News crowd. This is their “argument” of last resort: when all else fails, bring out the “you’re-a-terrorist” guns and fire away. It works every time."
http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/12/26/wikileaks-michael-lind-and-the-new-nationalism/


"The most glaring example of the twisted logic is on display within the US Department of Justice.  DOJ is searching for creative ways to criminally sanction Wikileaks for publishing US secrets.  But the same Department of Justice solemnly decided it should not prosecute the government officials who brazenly destroyed dozens of tapes of water-boarding and torture by US officials.  So, DOJ, destruction of evidence of crimes is OK and revealing the evidence of crimes is bad?"

~Bill Quigley

http://www.alternet.org/world/149259/evil_us_deeds_exposed_by_wikileaks/?page=entire


"Terrorism is not a war; it is a crime resulting in shocking mass-murder. As with any barbaric oriented crime, it is fundamentally an Intelligence and Law-Enforcement issue to deal with. The appropriate response to terrorism should not be a military response.
"

~Harry Browne
http://www.lewrockwell.com/browne/browne63.html


I deeply respect both of these men and I salute them both:  Jonathan Pollack and Uri Avnery
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/27-2
http://original.antiwar.com/avnery/2010/12/26/the-darkness-to-expel/



If I keep repeating/reposting something, that means I think it is important:

"We journalists have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is. For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home... In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power."
~John Pilger
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27116.htm


"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted."
~President Dwight David Eisenhower
http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/eisenhowers-lament/

Do you want me to shut up, Feds? Here are 3 ways you can shut me up: 1) BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW, 2) Jail me on trumped up charges, 3) Shoot me dead.

Point to Note: Options 2 and 3 (while also robbing me of my freedom or my life) also make the anti-war movement exponentially stronger.




And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.



My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://www.mfso.org/
http://213.251.145.96/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html



A holiday salute to those troops never coming home from these pointless wars:







DECEMBER 28, 2010



ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU......ASK WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR (YOUR COUNTRY-GET INVOLVED TO END THE WAR)

Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org

The war in Afghanistan is making us less safe:
http://rethinkafghanistan.com/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_afghanistan
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/27/barney-frank-nato_n_801515.html

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ACTION ON JANUARY 1, 2011, TO WITHDRAW FROM AFGHANISTAN AND END THE WAR: On New Year’s Day 2011, from 7.05 pm Eastern Standard Time on the 31st of December 2010 to 7.05 pm Eastern Standard Time on the 1st of January 2011.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/26

CALL TO ACTION: JOIN WITNESS AGAINST TORTURE JANUARY 11-22, 2011
http://www.witnesstorture.org/call-to-action-2011

The Iraqi government wants the U.S. out of Iraq:
http://news.antiwar.com/2010/12/27/maliki-us-must-leave-on-time/

On why continuing to speak out going into 2011 is crucial:
http://original.antiwar.com/paul-craig-roberts/2010/12/27/2011/

Sounds like the government with the help of the media is trying to fabricate evidence of a crime to charge Julian Assange:
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/12/27/wired/index.html

Why do they hate us?  This is why:
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/article_444bba62-911a-58a4-b9b6-3c7caa21027d.html
Don't think of US policy in partisan terms because you must remember that Bill Clinton has almost as much blood on his hands as George W. Bush.

Reasons for hope and future optimism, because you, I and we can make a difference.  Yes, we can.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/28-2

Perhaps we should try using less stick and more carrot with Iran?
http://www.consortiumnews.com/2010/122810a.html

Last night someone on Craigslist asked me yesterday if I was arrogantly comparing myself to Martin Luther King, Jr. or Mahatma Gandhi? The answer, of course, is yes I am and the only reason that is not arrogant is because I compare you and every other ordinary individual to them too. We should each compare ourselves to them not because they were great people but because they were ordinary people just like us.
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/pol/2132309617.html

If I keep repeating/reposting something, that means I think it is important:

Terrorism is not a war; it is a crime resulting in shocking mass-murder. As with any barbaric oriented crime, it is fundamentally an Intelligence and Law-Enforcement issue to deal with. The appropriate response to terrorism should not be a military response.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/browne/browne63.html


"We journalists have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is. For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home... In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power."
~John Pilger
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27116.htm


"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted."
~President Dwight David Eisenhower
http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/eisenhowers-lament/
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-skeptics/more-eisenhower-the-military-industrial-complex-4627
http://blog.buzzflash.com/node/12148



And that is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.



My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://www.mfso.org/
http://213.251.145.96/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html







DECEMBER 30, 2010



WERE YOU LYING WHEN YOU PROMISED TO BRING THE TROOPS HOME IN 2011???
ARE YOU A LIAR, MR. OBAMA OR A COWARD?

I mean either you just lied to us serfs during your presidential campaign or you are too much of a coward to face down the military brass and say look this war is lost......nation building is not in our charter......time to bring the troops home.
Are you afraid the Republicans will paint you as weak and soft on national security? They are going to do that anyway no matter what you do so I advise you to earn some respect by doing the right thing and bringing the troops home and ending the wars, sir.

Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org

Ready for a big one?  Because I am making up for being AWOL yesterday at 36,000 feet flying across America.

Do you want to see what war really looks like, folks?  You ready?  
THE LINK BELOW CAPTURES WHAT IS WAR, ALL GORY GUTS AND BLOOD AND NO GLORY........I hope you take a good long look at it, I hope it makes you sick enough to get off your ass and join us in the patriotic American anti-war movement.  I am hoping and I am encouraging you, my fellow American citizens, to start doing your duty to country by dissenting and protesting the wars:
http://mindprod.com/politics/iraqwarpix.html#IRAQWARPIX
See all the great ways our government is killing, maiming and torturing the brown people in Afghanistan. So let me see if I have this correct: When terrorism happens to us white folk in America, it is an international tragedy but when it happens to the brown folks, so what? If that seems correct to you, then you are simply a racist sociopath and a silent traitor to America.


Get out of Afghanistan:
Obomba (yes you read that spelling correctly) said, ""We said we were going to break the Taliban's momentum.".......Hey Mr. Obama, I have some news for you: We in the American anti-war movement are going to break your pro-war momentum. The anti-war movement put you into power and we can remove you too in 2012. I would vote for an anti-war Republican, would you? And if there is no anti-war Republican in the field of electoral play, then I highly suggest to my Progressive and Liberal friends who feel as strongly as I do about ending the wars, to simply refrain from contributing even a dime to the re-election campaign of Barack Obama.  Further, since I strongly believe every American citizen should vote in every election, I would highly recommend that you vote for the spoiler candidate (Green on the Left and Libertarian on the Right) instead of wasting your peace vote on one of the establishment War-Party politicians, Democrat or Republican.
What you hear on establishment media news should be questioned since they generally fail to question the government and as we all should know: ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/29/world/asia/29afghan.html?_r=2&scp=2&sq=michael+kamber&st=cse
http://www.rethinkafghanistan.com

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ACTION ON JANUARY 1, 2011, TO WITHDRAW FROM AFGHANISTAN AND END THE WAR: On New Year’s Day 2011, from 7.05 pm Eastern Standard Time on the 31st of December 2010 to 7.05 pm Eastern Standard Time on the 1st of January 2011.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/26

The U.S. military is investigating 'Death Squads' comprised of US troops.  As they should. Killing innocent civilians is a war crime, folks. While I strongly advocate bringing all the troops home now in the interest of saving their lives, having served in the military myself, I
know some soldiers are good folks while others are blatantly racist and interested only in murdering innocent brown people. Yet another reason to end the war....
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/30-0

On the issue of war in Iraq/Afghanistan in context of September 11, the following question must be asked:
With over 100,000 documented innocent civilian deaths in Iraq and an untold number of innocent civilians deaths in Afghanistan......given these numbers alone, does this not make the crime of mass murder that occurred on September 11 now look like a small, insignificant, fart of terrorism compared to the gigantic terrorist crap the U.S. government has taken in Iraq and Afghanistan??
http://www.iraqbodycount.org/

Good piece here citing historical parallels by former CIA intelligence officer and counter-terrorism expert, Philp Giraldi:
http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2010/12/29/will-2011-become-1848/
Unfortunately, it is unlikely that the American people will rise up against anything in any kind of revolution because they can always just turn on their television, vegg-out and ignore what the government does.  Fortunately, as history has shown, revolutions rarely require majority involvement or even majority-support since most revolutions are performed by rather small minorites of people.  (if you want to learn about that, then crack a book on history.......I am trying to give citizenship lessons here, not history lessons)  My objective is not revolution in the classic sense but rather a revolution of the means by which the people acquire information about their government.  I don't really write too much of my own stuff, folks, and I don't intend to do so either.   I intend to put the means of acquiring information in your hands so that you can perform your own research and come to your own conclusions, and I trust the vast majority of the American people to come to the correct conclusion because most Americans have a sense of right and wrong, bear a particular and common degree of moral principles and in general also exhibit a certain amount of common-sense.  I find that if you enable the average American citizen with the right information, they invariably make the right decision, not always but moreso than not.   They just need better data points rooted in reason and delivered in a way that is strongly, emotionally expressed.   My intention is not to write my own stuff, per se, as it is to inform my fellow citizens of the means to educate themselves, i.e., teaching them how to fish as opposed to just giving them a fish to eat.

Media issues (THIS IS A MUST READ):
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/30-7

Really good article from the view of the Right. I wonder if Mr. Rockwell knows there exists a huge unthinking Left too.......that is a huge swath of people that embrace a pre-packaged form of Progressivism without properly applying the same skepticism and intellectual rigor to everything they read or hear from others on the Left. Think for yourself because you can, at once, have Left and Right opinions.  Conformity is not required. 
http://www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/unthinking-right165.html


On helping the patriot, Bradley Manning:
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/30-3


NO WAR WITH IRAN!!!!!
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE 2010: Iran is NOT DEVELOPING nuclear weapons as they dropped that program in 2003. If Obomba does take us to war with Iran with so much of the American people against such a war which itself would be a hugely stupid, strategic error by the United States, then one must ask: Should we really pay taxes for this kind of thing??.....remember, no taxation without representation.
http://news.antiwar.com/2010/12/29/poll-vast-majority-of-americans-oppose-attacking-iran/


This is a very disturbing report here from the Middle East. Do you remember that scene in Schindler's List when Jews who were rounded-up are being paraded through the streets as Nazi's and Germans yell anti-Semitic epithets at them? One must ask, is the behavior of Israeli youth in this report all that different? Am I making a comparison to history? Yes, I am.  Does that make you feel uncomfortable?  Well, it should.
Of course making this obvious observation is not likely win me any new friends and may irk some of my existing friends, but I am more committed to the telling the truth than to blowing hot smoke up people's asses just to make them feel better. I say tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may.
http://mondoweiss.net/2010/12/never-again-elderly-palestinian-women-called-%E2%80%9Cwhores%E2%80%9D-on-yad-vashem-tour-while-racism-explodes-across-israel.html


“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."
~Martin Luther King, Jr.



Keep repeating/reposting because it is important section:

Terrorism is not a war; it is a crime of shocking mass-murder. As with any mass-murdering crime, it is fundamentally an Intelligence and Law-Enforcement issue to deal with. The appropriate response to terrorism should not be a military response.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/browne/browne63.html


On protecting American liberty:
http://www.amconmag.com/blog/2010/12/29/national-security-means-tyranny/

“It sounds to me like what you’re doing is creating a permanent presence in Afghanistan… to what end?”
~Eliot Spitzer

“No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
~James Madison


"We journalists have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is. For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home... In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power."
~John Pilger
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27116.htm
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/30-7


"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted."
~President Dwight David Eisenhower
http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/eisenhowers-lament/
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-skeptics/more-eisenhower-the-military-industrial-complex-4627
http://blog.buzzflash.com/node/12148
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-skeptics/the-revolving-door-think-tanks-the-mic-4646



And this is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.



My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://www.mfso.org/
http://213.251.145.96/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html



BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!!!!!!!!!!







DECEMBER 31, 2010


2010: THANK YOU WIKILEAKS, ASSANGE, MANNING FOR REVEALING TRUTH (2011: HOPE AND PERSEVERANCE==RESULTS)

Bring the Troops Home Now!!!!!!
http://www.stopthesewars.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
http://www.ivaw.org

In 2010 we have made alot of progress. 
Sure, we still have a long way to go to end the wars and bring the troops home.   But think now how the world has changed already--while the war in Iraq continues, the number of troops there has been reduced to 50,000 and while there still exist many American mercenaries there, the Iraq government wants them out-----that's a big change folks and it is all happening because of committed individuals working together in the American anti-war movement and around the world.
Think also this--the light has been shone on the darkness--the light being the revelation of our foreign policy by Wikileaks, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning---and the rat's and the cockroaches who devise our foreign policy are scurrying in every direction---that's a sea change, folks.   It is laid bare the evidence of how the American Empire is administered and it sure isn't pretty.   It is the first of many nails in the coffin of the American Empire now as we fast approach the dusk of that age---this is also a sea change.
So while there is much work to do like ending both wars, bringing the troops home and saving their lives and all the civilians who are being needlessly murdered for our government's quest for natural resources as desired by various corporations and industries, there is much that already has been done and it has been done because of you, because of me, because of us small, insigficant folks working together to make the most significant and relevant changes in our recent human history.  Yes, we can.
Don't lose hope now, there is much work yet to be done, you--every one of you who has involved themselves in the cause of peace and democracy and liberty, has performed brilliantly, you are doing a fabulous job---but what is most required to change things is perseverance, folks. You must agitate and agitate and agitate and agitate and agitate and agitate and agitate.  Never give up, never quit, never stop waging peace.  Yes you can, Yes I can, Yes we can.  Just like the motto of the Airborne Corps (paratroopers---ALL THE WAY, AIRBORNE!!!!).  We will go all the way and we will succeed and many things will change if and only if you keep hope alive and if you not an engaged citizen, then get engaged, and if already are an engaged citizen, then stay engaged for the arc of moral justice is long but justice is on our side.  
WAGE PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!


"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice."

~Martin Luther King, Jr.


"All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take."

Mohandas Gandhi


"I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."
~Martin Luther King, Jr.


"A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice."
~Mohandas Gandhi


"Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. you only need a heart full of grace. a soul generated by love."
~Martin Luther King


"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."
~Mohandas Gandhi


"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
~Martin Luther King


"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."
~Martin Luther King


"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
~Martin Luther King, Jr.


Get out of Afghanistan:
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/31-1
http://news.antiwar.com/2010/12/30/poll-63-percent-of-americans-oppose-afghan-war/
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/30/cnn-poll-opposition-to-afghanistan-war-remains-high/
http://www.rethinkafghanistan.com


On the growing calls to infringe on Free Speech by the criminals in Washington, D.C.
"Government spokespeople have also made clear that the regime in D.C. does not consider Assange a journalist. And judging by their statements, they seem to think that the First Amendment protects only people whom the government considers journalists."
~Alex Newman
I say:   B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T!!!!! The First Amendment applies to individual citizens in addition to journalists. Infringements on Free Speech are unjust laws.   Unjust laws are not laws at all.  Unjust laws are worthy only of disobedience and open, consistent, and frequent violation.  Give me an unjust law and I will give you justice by smashing it into a million pieces by breaking it over and over and over and over again.  I REFUSE TO OBEY UNJUST LAWS!!!!!   RESIST!!!!!!!
http://thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/constitution/5700-wikileaks-leads-to-calls-for-new-infringements-on-speech-press

On the unjust smearing of Wikileaks:
I have some advice to impart:  ARREST THE REAL CRIMINALS: THOSE WHO MASS-MURDER, TORTURE, MAIM, LIE AND STEAL NATURAL RESOURCES: BUSH, CHENEY, ROVE, OBAMA, BIDEN, CLINTON.
The effort to target Wikileaks and Julian Assange is a classic case of shooting the messenger. The real criminals, the real terrorists, are named above.
http://www.alternet.org/story/149369/8_smears_and_misconceptions_about_wikileaks_spread_by_the_media/

On the merger of journalists and government officials---another brilliant piece by Glenn Greenwald.   Mr. Greenwald has done so much in his writings that he is by far one of the most notable and admirable writers of our time clearly on par with Chris Hedges and others:
"What an astounding feat to train a nation's journalist class to despise above all else those who shine a light on what the most powerful factions do in the dark and who expose their corruption and deceit, and to have journalists -- of all people -- lead the way in calling for the head of anyone who exposes the secrets of the powerful."
~Glenn Greenwald
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/12/28/cnnn

On the treatment of the principled patriot PFC Bradley Manning:
"Progressives who support Obama -- who support this entrenching process -- are in fact guaranteeing that their dystopian nightmares of the future will come true. They are helping Obama clear the path for an even rougher, more merciless beast now slouching toward Washington to be born."
~Chris Floyd
http://www.chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/2067--written-on-the-body-the-progressive-torture-of-bradley-manning.html?sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4d1def67a7dcd339%2C0



INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ACTION ON JANUARY 1, 2011, TO WITHDRAW FROM AFGHANISTAN AND END THE WAR: On New Year’s Day 2011, from 7.05 pm Eastern Standard Time on the 31st of December 2010 to 7.05 pm Eastern Standard Time on the 1st of January 2011.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/26



CALL TO ACTION: JOIN WITNESS AGAINST TORTURE JANUARY 11-22, 2011
http://www.witnesstorture.org/call-to-action-2011



Keep repeating/reposting because it is important section:

Terrorism is not a war; it is a crime of shocking mass-murder. As with any mass-murdering crime, it is fundamentally an Intelligence and Law-Enforcement issue to deal with. The appropriate response to terrorism should not be a military response.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/browne/browne63.html


Do you want to see what war really looks like, folks?  You ready?  
I hope you take a good long look at it, I hope it makes you sick enough to get off your ass and get involved and join us in the patriotic American anti-war movement.  I am hoping and I am encouraging you, my fellow American citizens, to start doing your duty to country by dissenting and protesting the wars:
http://mindprod.com/politics/iraqwarpix.html#IRAQWARPIX


On protecting American liberty:
http://www.amconmag.com/blog/2010/12/29/national-security-means-tyranny/

“It sounds to me like what you’re doing is creating a permanent presence in Afghanistan… to what end?”
~Eliot Spitzer

“No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
~James Madison


"We journalists have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is. For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home... In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power."
~John Pilger
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27116.htm
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/30-7


"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted."
~President Dwight David Eisenhower
http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/eisenhowers-lament/
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-skeptics/more-eisenhower-the-military-industrial-complex-4627
http://blog.buzzflash.com/node/12148
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-skeptics/the-revolving-door-think-tanks-the-mic-4646



And this is today's report from one person in the American anti-war movement...........WAGE PEACE!!!!!


Be a good patriot and share these, pass them along to all of your friends and family.



My Top Favorite Sites:

http://www.antiwar.com/
http://www.mfso.org/
http://213.251.145.96/
http://www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.thenation.com
http://www.amconmag.com/
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.reason.com/
http://www.cato.org
http://www.fff.org
http://www.buzzflash.com/
http://www.salon.com/
http://www.truthout.com/
http://the-diplomat.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.alternet.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.democracynow.org/
http://www.savetheinternet.com/
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
http://www.fpif.org/
http://jstreet.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
http://www.dailykos.com/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/
http://www.counterpunch.com/

A corporation is not a citizen, not a person, not a human being....neither is a union.

http://freespeechforpeople.com
http://www.movetoamend.org
http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/political_reform/proposed_constitutional_amendments.html



BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!!!!!!!!!!