Amnesty guaranteed for all army deserters, our true heroes! by Roland Michel Tremblay

Roland Michel Tremblay

By Roland Michel Tremblay
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The Marginal
15 January, 2009

Beyond you, a whole world needs to be saved. We are at war. This war is illegal. Our leaders are being prosecuted for war crimes against humanity. This genocide has been accomplished by soldiers who were following orders. It has screwed their mind up, they can no longer live with their own conscience. So, when they decided they had enough of killing people and faced being killed for no reasonable justification, and that they simply walked away and decided to face either the electric chair or a seven year hard labor sentence, we have to consider them the real heroes of this war. We need to give them amnesty. We would have done the same, just to be able to live with our own conscience.

No pity for the guilty. It takes courage to face a death sentence over continuing an illegal war and genocide. More courage than most of us will ever show in our lifetime. We have not been brainwashed into becoming killing machines, trained to forget to think and simply follow orders. Who do you think killed those one million plus Iraqis? Your sons and daughters, and they are still at it, and far worse, against their will, against the will of the whole planet. It has to stop! Sooner rather than later.

I don’t need to be reminded that I am dying now, we don’t need to be reminded, that we are dying now. And that it is all in-house, pure self-destruction, and that there is no need for it. Are we a dying civilization, desperate to strike wherever we can, while we can? What a great bully we are, unable to see the full consequences of our actions. Shame on us all!
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Stimulus, Schmimulus – Fiscal Lifejacket or Money Down a Rathole By Mike Whitney

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By Mike Whitney
January 16, 2009 “Information Clearinghouse

There’s no guarantee that Obama’s stimulus package will work, but there is growing consensus that something has to be done…and fast! The economy is contracting faster than anytime since the 1930s. Unemployment is soaring, consumer spending is plummeting, and the country appears to slipping towards another Great Depression. The Federal Reserve’s near-zero interest rates and massive liquidity injections haven’t helped at all. That’s why the focus has shifted from monetary policy to Keynesian fiscal stimulus. When businesses and consumers cut back on spending, the government has to make up for the loss in aggregate demand. That’s what Obama’s $775 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is really all about. It won’t fix the economy; it’s just a way to minimize the shock of a hard landing. Economists Lawrence Mishel and John Irons make the case for stimulus in their recent article “How Bad Can It Get”:
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Norman Finkelstein: Hezbollah, the Honour of Lebanon (2008)

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Norman Finkelstein, a Jewish American political scientist and author, specializing in Jewish-related issues and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular talks about the Lebanese militia Hezbollah and openly supports and praises their resistance: “They (Hezbollah) show courage, they show discipline, I respect that”

On Israeli defeat and consequential withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000, Finkelstein says:”But the reality was — and everyone understood it — that the Israeli attitude was: We are going to knock out Hizbullah. They began planning for a new war right after they were forced to leave in 2000. They found their excuse, their pretext, in July 2006, but there is no question among rational people that Israel was never going to let the Hizbullah victory go by.”

“There is no way that the United States and Israel are going to tolerate any resistance (to their hegemony) in the Arab world.”

On the damage caused to Lebanon as a result of the resistance: “It’s better to die on your feet than to walk crawling on your knees….how can I not respect those (Hezbollah) who say they would rather die on their feet? How can I not respect that?”

Finkelstein then goes on to slam the stances taken by some sell out Arabs who continue to admire George Bush like ‘Servants’ despite Bush being the man behind the carpet bombing of Lebanon and says that Bush should be classified as ‘persona non grata’:”Who (would) roll out the red carpet less than two years after your whole country was destroyed by them (the US)? ”

“You (sell out-arabs) have NO self respect”

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How Hezbollah achieved victory over Israel

Part 1: The Intelligence War
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_E…

Part 2: The Ground War
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_E…

Part 3: The Political War
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_E…

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Israeli general: No village in Lebanon will be immune

Blue Star Rampage: Israel’s Dress Rehearsal for Lebanon By Mike Whitney

Israeli intel targets Israeli protesters + Rockets fired from Lebanon + Protests

Israel’s War of Deceit, Lies and Propaganda By Uri Avnery

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By Uri Avnery
ICH
January 12 “Gulf Times

Nearly 70 years ago, in the course of the Second World War, a heinous crime was committed in the city of Leningrad. For more than a thousand days, a gang of extremists called “the Red Army” held the millions of the town’s inhabitants hostage and provoked retaliation from the German Wehrmacht from inside the population centres.

The Germans had no alternative but to bomb and shell the population and to impose a total blockade, which caused the death of hundreds of thousands.

Some time before that, a similar crime was committed in England. The Churchill gang hid among the population of London, misusing the millions of citizens as a human shield. The Germans were compelled to send their Luftwaffe and reluctantly reduce the city to ruins. They called it the Blitz.
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Kucinich: A Post Legal Era In World Affairs Has Taken Shape!

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CSPANJUNKIEdotORG

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January 15, 2009 C-SPAN

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Kucinich: 50 Percent of the Population of Gaza Under 14 Years of Age!

What You Can Do to help the Spirit of Humanity reach Gaza + State terrorism

Israel Shells U.N. Compound In Gaza! + Deep Regret For Killing U.N. Workers NOT Good Enough!

Unusually Large U.S. Weapons Shipment to Israel: Are the US and Israel Planning a Broader Middle East War? by Michel Chossudovsky

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Mosaic News – 1/14/09: War on Gaza – Day 19

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“Israeli Army Advances in Gaza Neighborhoods,” Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
“Rockets Fired at Kiryat Shimona,” IBA TV, Israel
“Knesset Committee Bans Arab Parties from Elections,” Abu Dhabi TV, UAE
“Gaza Hospitals in Peril,” Dubai TV, UAE
“Close Combat Between Hamas and Israeli Army,” Al Arabiya TV, UAE
“Iran’s Plan for Ceasefire in Gaza,” Al-Alam TV, Iran
“Comparing Weapons Used in Gaza,” Jordan TV, Jordan
Produced for Link TV by Jamal Dajani.

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Plane crashes in New York River + US Airways jet crashes in Hudson

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Updated 1.16.09 added video report

BBC
21:22 GMT, Thursday, 15 January 2009

A US Airways Airbus A320 passenger plane carrying more than 100 commuters has crashed into the Hudson River in New York City.

The plane, which the FAA said was flight 1549 from LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, is partially submerged.

Rescue boats at the scene have been picking up passengers standing on the plane’s wings.

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via BBC NEWS | Americas | Plane crashes in New York River.

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What You Can Do to help the Spirit of Humanity reach Gaza + State terrorism

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Jewish Peace News

Jan. 14, 2009

Below are three reports from the Free Gaza movement which successfully challenged Israel’s siege on Gaza in 2008, landing several boats in Gaza port with supplies, journalists and activists. Now en route to Gaza is another boat, the Spirit of Humanity.

Please read “WHAT YOU CAN DO”, a request for your personal intervention with Israeli authorities.

For a full list of the passengers on board the Spirit of Humanity and the “Official Notification of Intent to Enter” sent by Free Gaza to Israeli officials, see: http://www.kibush.co.il/show_file.asp?num=31275

Rela Mazali

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FREE GAZA MOVEMENT

For Immediate Release

January 14, 2009

SPIRIT OF HUMANITY RESUMING MISSION

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Israel Shells U.N. Compound In Gaza! + Deep Regret For Killing U.N. Workers NOT Good Enough!

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January 15, 2009 BBC World

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January 15, 2009 BBC World

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Zaynab’s Story: A Call To Boycott Israel

Requiem for Israel by Cameron Salisbury

Israeli troops attack Gaza City + Eric Margolis: Egypt is a corrupt dictatorship that’s afraid of Hamas

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Americans Refuse to Accept Reality By Timothy V. Gatto

By Timothy V. Gatto
featured writer
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liberalpro.blogspot.com
January 15, 2009

Sometimes I feel as if I’ve been writing about the mistakes our country is making for most of my life. It has only been a little over six years; still I end up writing about the same issues. Usually I write about how we are either killing people overseas, or helping other countries to kill people. Every time I write an article I believe that maybe it will do some good. The truth is that while one or two people understand what I’m trying to point out, most times what I write about falls on deaf ears.

I remember the late sixties and early 70’s. Even though I was in the Army at the time in a strictly defensive job, I still managed to make the protests and marched in the marches. I thought that Americans had become aware of what this country was all about and that my generation would have some say in stopping the endless wars and help stop the rape of the third world.
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MLK Day: Covenantal Pledge by the People

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Reposted with permission from Rabbi Arthur Waskow from the Shalom Center

From the latest email:

by Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Jan. 14, 2009

Rebirthing King, Re-Inaugurating America: A Covenantal Pledge by the American People

[This Covenantal Pledge was developed by The Tent of Abraham, Hagar, and Sarah as part of an effort to reawaken Americans to work for the vision of America set forth by Dr. Martin Luther King in his Riverside Church speech of April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his death.

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Countdown: Bush Official Admits US Tortured Prisoner + Corruption of the Department of Justice

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Keith reports on the admission by Susan Crawford that the United States tortured Mohammed al-Qahtani at Gitmo and that it prevented her from being able to bring his case forward for prosecution. Charles Swift weighs in.

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Turley on the Corruption of the Department of Justice

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Don’t Abuse Presidential Pardons by Ralph Nader + Bush: I Authorized Torture

Sen Leahy: New Report Confirms Dems Worst Fears About Bush And Dept Of Justice

Comment to “Reach out to Cuba” published in the Los Angeles Times, by Jim Ryerson

Will a king prosecute a king?

Torture on Dandelion Salad

Zaynab’s Story: A Call To Boycott Israel

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Jan. 13, 2009
Original upload: May 09, 2008

Video was created by InMinds.co.uk and I just reuploaded on my channel to edit tags and hopefully allow it to have more hits. Only first part is uploaded. The other parts can be found in the playlist on my channel.

What is the connection between an ordinary person living in Britain and what is happening in Palestine? How does our actions as consumers in this country effect what happens to the Palestinians?

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