Dienstag, 7. Januar 2014

Klimawandel: Leugner schwimmen in Geld

Studie über die Finanzierung US-amerikanischer Lobbyorganisationen spricht von einem wohlorganisierten und bestens finanzierten dichtem Netz von Meinungsmachern gegen Klimaschutz.


Sonntag, 5. Januar 2014

The US faces a possible financial collapse

The Case of the Missing Recovery

By Paul Craig Roberts

You Don t Own Your Home and Never Will

By Pete Sisco

Even if you think you own your home free and clear, you really don t own it at all.

Truth: The Enemy of the State

By Butler Shaffer

Our Western culture is in a state of total collapse.

This Recovery Is Fake

By Bill Bonner

We're not a dime wealthier.


The Last Gasp of American Democracy

Chris Hedges, Truthdig: Any state that has the capacity to monitor all its citizenry, any state that has the ability to snuff out factual public debate through control of information, any state that has the tools to instantly shut down all dissent is totalitarian.

Angriff auf Europas Demokratie

Das TTIP-Handelsabkommen zwischen der EU und den USA würde Kohle-, Gas- und Ölkonzernen erlauben, gegen Regierungen zu klagen, die Umweltauflagen erlassen.


Das EU-US-Freihandelsabkommen: Entdemokratisierung und Sozialabbau durch die Hintertür

*Als US-Präsident Barack Obama im Februar 2013 eine ?transatlantische Handels- und Investitionspartnerschaft* (*Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership*, TTIP) zwischen der Europäischen Union und den USA ankündigte, war die öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit größer als bei solchen Themen üblich. Freihandelsabkommen scheinen meist Sache von SpezialistInnen zu sein. Und doch haben sie Konsequenzen, die mehr als aufhorchen lassen sollten?* Artikel von und bei Patrick Schreiner vom 9. Januar 2014

Aus: LabourNet, 20. Januar 2014Ölkonzern

Donnerstag, 2. Januar 2014

Would a Species That Recognizes Its Own Worth Be Actively Destroying Itself?

Kali Ma, The Hampton Institute: We can only save ourselves once we recognize our own inherent worth and decide to act on our potential as unique creations of an ever-evolving consciousness whose existence is worth saving.

Afghan Street Children Beg for Change

Kathy Kelly, War Is a Crime: While the US lacks funds to guarantee basic human rights for hundreds of thousands of American children, and while US wars displace and destroy families in Afghanistan, the US consistently meets the needs of weapon makers and war profiteers.


The Choice is Ours: Austerity or Shared Bounty

America s Invisible and Costly Human Rights Crisis


Stealing money, then imposing austerity


America s Unhinged Pursuit of Global Domination

By John J. Mearsheimer

America s interventionist policies are the main cause of its terrorism problem.

Pope Needs to Condemn US Warmongering

By Finian Cunningham

The Pope s anti-war sentiment and desire for peace is laudable. But he needs to do more than merely issue vague exhortations.

Pope: *We have to stop on this road of violence!*

*We all have a responsibility to act so that the world may be a community of brothers who respect each other, who accept their diversity and who take care of one another,* the pope said on Catholic World Peace Day.

Is the Threat of Terrorism Real?

By John Scales Avery

Let us stop being driven like cattle by invented threats.

Terrorism Scaremongers Are The Ones Promoting Terrorism

By WashingtonsBlog

The Media Needs to Point Out the Hypocrisy of These Blowhards.

Obama, the Great Dis-Equalizer

By Glen Ford

The Lords of Capital, for whom Obama is a servant, have nothing to offer but more austerity and war.

What is Wrong With Our Culture


Thought-provoking 5 minutes on the state of the world.

Rotting in Prison for Hosting the Wrong House Guest?

The War on Terror s Insane Abuses Continue.

Why Can t We Move to a World Beyond War?

By David Swanson

The U.S. puppeteer has stuck its arm up the rear end of the United Nations and uninvited Iran from the talks. The people of Syria and Iran are no better off.

How Economists and Policymakers Murdered Our Economy

By Paul Craig Roberts

When uncertainty spreads to the dollar, the real crisis will arrive, likely followed by high inflation, exchange controls, pension confiscations, and resurrected illegality of owning gold and silver.

Is This the Big One? The New Wave of Financial Instability

By Mike Whitney

What started as a selloff in emerging markets could snowball into a broader panic that could wipe out the gains of the last four years.

West Manufactures 'Opposition Movements' From Egypt, Ukraine, the Turkish-Syrian border, Cuba and Thailand

By Andre Vltchek

What the West is now doing to the world; igniting conflicts, supporting banditry and terror, sacrificing millions of people for its own commercial interests, is nothing new under the sun. It is called 'ordinary fascism'.

From Information Clearing House


The Bloody History of Interventionism

American Fascism and the Power of Peace

American Fascism

America Is a Prison Nation

Another US Generated Cold War?

Samstag, 28. Dezember 2013

The End of Freedom in America?

By Robert P. Abele

The United States, in its history, has had a rather facile and at times acrimonious relationship to the idea of domestic democracy.

The NSA Paid to Steal Your Private Data

By Alfredo Lopez

It s a conscious, cynical, fraudulent and extremely dangerous attack on the principle of Internet privacy, reflecting our government s complete disdain for our rights.

Is The U.S. A Police State?


From the workplace to our private lives, American society is starting to resemble a police state.

Put the NSA on Trial

By David Sirota

With potential perjury by top officials, and new questions about spying, let s stop assuming everything is legal.

Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

The NSA s TAO hacking unit is considered to be the intelligence agency s top secret weapon. It maintains its own covert network, infiltrates computers around the world and even intercepts shipping deliveries to plant back doors in electronics ordered by those it is targeting.

The Pseudo-legal Arguments for a Police State

By Tom Carter

The American ruling class knows that its policies (plunder abroad, plunder at home) are unpopular. It is desperately afraid of a popular movement from below, and for this reason it dreams of a future where the Bill of Rights does not apply.

Life in the Emerging American Police State

By John W. Whitehead

It s Time for a Second American Revolution.

NSA building a 'quantum computer' capable of breaking all forms of encryption

The US spy agency is seeking an advanced-speed, *cryptologically useful quantum computer* that can bypass encryption that currently shields global banking, business, medical and government records.

California Legislators Introduce Bill To Banish NSA

Bipartisan duo wants to cut NSA s utilities, ban research at state schools and impose sanctions on contractors.

Fundamentalism: A Psychological Problem

By Robert J. Burrowes

While religious fundamentalism is recognisable to most people, fundamentalism has many non-religious manifestations as well.

Former US defense secretary Robert Gates' memoir is shocking, but not about Obama

Gates' real message is that both sides of the US political aisle want to pull the trigger first and ask the hard questions later.

Why There s No Outcry

By Robert Reich

People ask me all the time why we don t have a revolution in America.

The Internet You Know and Love is in Danger

Earlier this month, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the FCC's net neutrality rules, jeopardizing the openness of the Internet that we have come to take for granted.

From Information Clearing House


Freedom destroyed

U.S.: The next USSR

The NSA dubbed the internet *the worldwide wiretap*


Executive Order 12,333: Permission to Spy on the Whole World

President Obama Claims the NSA Has Never Abused Its Authority. That s False

US Senator Wants to Know: Is NSA Spying on Congress?

Chomsky Describes US Domestic Policy in Two Words: 'Pure Savagery'

FCC Must Act to Preserve Open Internet

The Millionaires' Congress vs. The People


*2013 was a horror show*


NSA has *Backdoor* Access to Numerous Devices

NSA Admits to Spying On Congress

Life in the Electronic Concentration Camp: The Many Ways That You Are Being Tracked, Catalogued and Controlled


William Blum: *Our Leaders Do Not Mean Well*

Daniel Falcone, Truthout: Dan Falcone interviews foreign policy critic William Blum about Barack Obama, the media, the United States allying itself with terrorists, and more.

American Jihad 2014: The New Fundamentalists

Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch: Imagine what we call *national security* as, at heart, a proselytizing warrior religion. It has its holy orders. It has its sacred texts (classified). It has its dogma and its warrior priests. It has its sanctified promised land, known as *the homeland.*

Life in the Electronic Concentration Camp: The Many Ways That You Are Being Tracked and Controlled

John W Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute: The electronic concentration camp is perhaps the most insidious of the police state s many tentacles, impacting almost every aspect of our lives and making it that much easier for the government to encroach on our most vital freedoms.

North Carolina Complaint Alleges Excessive Force by Police in Schools

Susan Ferriss, The Center for Public Integrity: Just days after the Obama administration urged schools to back off harsh school discipline, a federal civil rights complaint filed in North Carolina this week alleges that school police have *violently tackled* students, pepper-sprayed teens and handcuffed, interrogated and arrested students.


State kills Mexican national despite diplomatic uproar

Gulf News [United Arab Emirates]


Texas executed a Mexican on Wednesday convicted of killing a policeman, despite a diplomatic outcry and pressure from the US federal government to further review his case. Edgar Tamayo Arias s case had sparked widespread protests as he was not advised of his right to receive consular assistance at the time of his arrest, in violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Freitag, 27. Dezember 2013

Obama s New Normal: The Drone Strikes Continue

Four killed in U.S. drone strike in NW Pakistan

Residents surrounded the house after the attack and pulled out the bodies, sources said, adding the bodies were charred beyond recognition.

I Worked On The US Drone Program: The Public Should Know What Really Goes On

By Heather Linebaugh

Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn t).

What really happened when a U.S. drone hit a Yemeni wedding convoy?

Four missiles fired from a U.S. drone hit a wedding convoy near the town of Radda' in the central province of al-Baydah, killing 12 men.

UK Court s Drone Ruling Shows the Law Is an Ass: Analysis

Three British judges said they could not rule on whether British officials were complicit in murdering Pakistani civilians in US drone strikes because that might embarrass our friends in America.

From Information Clearing House


Christmas Day Drone Strike Pounds Pakistan

UN Officials Demand Answers for US Wedding Massacres in Yemen

Obama s New Normal: The Drone Strikes Continue

Domestic Drone Testing Coming to a State Near You

Bowing to 'US PR Concerns,' UK Court Blocks Lawsuit for Drone Death

US Embarrassment *Trumps British Justice* in Drone Victim s Case

Former US General Warns of 'Tremendous Resentment' of Drones

Donnerstag, 26. Dezember 2013

Any More U.S. "Stabilization" and Africa Will Collapse

By Peter Van Buren

Those who believe that the U.S. efforts in South Sudan do not involve special forces on the ground and drones overhead no doubt will have a nice Christmas waiting up to catch a glimpse of Santa.

U.S. and UK Are al-Qaeda s Indispensable Allies

By Michael Scheuer

For America, the UK, and their NATO allies, a day of reckoning is meandering toward them.

US sends Marines to Uganda to aid South Sudan evacuations

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steven Warren said a "platoon-sized" team of Marines and a C-130 aircraft would be detached from a deployment in Djibouti to travel to Entebbe, Uganda, AFP reported.

Al Qaeda Now Controls More Territory In The Arab World Than Ever Before

al Qaeda now controls territory that stretches more than 400 miles across the heart of the Middle East, according to English and Arab language news accounts as well as accounts on jihadist websites.*

Return of Al-Qaida

By Eric Margolis

How did al-Qaida, a tiny anti-Communist group in Afghanistan that had no more than 200 active members in 2001 become a supposed worldwide threat?

Why the West is spying and why Africa should be worried

North America was economically at war with the world; and intelligence gathering was the frontline of this war.

General says more US Marines could be based throughout Africa

Marine units that specialize in crisis response could be based in Africa in coming years as military leaders work with host nations that have shown interest in the U.S. posturing troops in their countries, according to a top general in the region.

From Information Clearing House


Al-Qaida Just won t Go Away

The Continuing Al-Qaeda Threat

Montag, 23. Dezember 2013

Wie CIA und NSA der kolumbianischen Regierung bei gezielten Tötungen geholfen haben

Ein scheinbar enthüllender Bericht der Washington Post soll ziemlich offensichtlich den angeschlagenen US-Geheimdiensten Schützendienst leisten.

Wunschliste der US-Konzerne für 2014

Lobbyverband der US-Konzerne schreibt Gesetzesvorlagen mit dem Ziel, mehr Fracking, weniger Gewerkschaften, weniger Lebensmittelübersicht und mehr Unternehmensprofit durchzusetzen.

Massenüberwachung und Massenleaks

Der NSA-Untersuchungsausschuss hat seinen vorläufigen Bericht vorgelegt und will Snowden befragen, der nach einem Pentagon-Bericht 1,7 Millionen Dateien heruntergeladen hat.

US-Präsident Obama kuscht vor den Geheimdiensten

Nach Informationen der New York Times wird Obama höchstens kosmetische Reformen bei den Überwachungsprogrammen vornehmen.

*Es gibt keine Zweifel, dass die USA Wirtschaftsspionage betreiben*

Edward Snowden im Interview zum NSA-Spähprogramm.

Strafanzeige wegen Massenüberwachung gegen die Bundesregierung und Geheimdienste

NSA-Schleppnetzfahndung: Bürgerrechtler wollen die *allenthalben spürbare Ohnmacht* durchbrechen.


USA überwachen globales Internet

NSA am Pranger: Whistleblower deckt umfassendes Spähprogramm auf.


Beyond Plan Colombia: Covert CIA Program Reveals Critical US Role in Killings of Rebel Leaders

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!: A new report has exposed a secret CIA program in Colombia that has helped kill at least two dozen rebel leaders. According to The Washington Post, the program relies on key help from the National Security Agency and is funded through a multibillion-dollar black budget.


NSA-Affäre: Wie Obama die Maßstäbe verschiebt

*Barack Obama zeigt Verständnis für die deutschen Ängste, doch er übersieht einen entscheidenden Punkt: Die Gefahr der NSA-Programme liegt nicht in ihrem Missbrauch, sondern in ihrer Logik. Weil der US-Präsident sie kritiklos übernimmt, macht er den Eingriff in die Privatsphäre salonfähig...* Ein Kommentar von Johannes Kuhn vom 19. Januar 2014 in der Süddeutschen online

Aus: LabourNet, 20. Januar 2014


Strafanzeige gegen Merkel in NSA-Skandal

Datenschutz- und Bürgerrechtsorganisationen werfen der Bundesregierung Beihilfe zur Massenüberwachung vor. Sie haben wegen des NSA-Skandals Strafanzeige gestellt.

Informant: Wladimir Lotzüberwach

Sonntag, 22. Dezember 2013

Bills in Congress Crack Down on Whistleblowers

Maxwell Abbott, PR Watch: President Obama was elected on a platform that included promises for increased transparency and openness in government. Despite this rhetoric, Obama has prosecuted more whistleblowers than any administration in history and overseen the massive growth of the NSA s surveillance apparatus.


Sen. Manchin to CNN on NSA: 'Big Brother Truly Is Watching You'

"You know, we always heard as a child growing up and in different phases of our life, that Big Brother is watching you," Manchin said. "And now we found out that Big Brother is truly watching you." Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday

Congress Must Not Cede Its War Power to Israel

By Sheldon Richman

The American people should know that pending right now in Congress is a bipartisan bill that would virtually commit the United States to go to war against Iran if Israel attacks the Islamic Republic.

Citizens Have Become Subjects

By Paul Craig Roberts

In terms of surveillance technology, we are far beyond Orwell s imagination. In terms of the unaccountability of government, we exceptional and indispensable people now live a 1984 existence.

5 Tips for Living in a Surveillance State

Government s Surveillance Powers Can t Keep Going Unchecked

Government surveillance of Americans, in the name of protecting the nation, didn t start with the National Security Agency s recently revealed collection of citizens' telephone records.

My 2014 resolution: stop my country from becoming a surveillance state

This will be a vital year in the fight for privacy and an open internet. All Americans should join the cause before it s too late.

A Government Turning the Tools of War on Its Citizens

By Peter Van Buren

Weapons, tactics, techniques and procedures that have been used abroad in war are coming home, this time employed against American Citizens.

From Information Clearing House


The Most Important Surveillance Order We Know Almost Nothing About


Why Congress Is Held in Contempt

Samstag, 21. Dezember 2013

Wake Up: The Time Is Now


"We need to see politics as the implementation of spiritual principles, of oneness, togetherness, tolerance of one another, and making sure that people are taken care of."

Walking in an Anthropocene Wonderland

By Phil Rockstroh

"Ecocide should be regarded with the same sense of abhorrence as genocide, for the two abominations align to the same destination: The world shattered beyond recognition; mountains of corpses looming over a hideous and forsaken valley of denial."


What Will Happen When the Arrests Begin?


Ökozid zum Verbrechen erklären

EU-Bürgerinitiative ?EndEcocide? sammelt Unterschriften für Mutter Erde.

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