Splitting the Sky vs Bush: Civil Resistance in the 21st Century

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Global Research, May 19, 2009

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It is a documentary concerning the visit by former U.S. President and accused war criminal George W. Bush to Calgary, Alberta, on March 17th, 2009, about efforts by citizen groups to have Bush either barred or arrested for his alleged crimes, and the one man who attempted to arrest Bush, and the reasons why. Continue reading

Global Economic Crisis: “Recapturing What is Ours and Turning Scarcity into Abundance” by Stephen Lendman (Part V)

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by Stephen Lendman
Global Research, May 19, 2009

Reviewing Ellen Brown’s “Web of Debt:” Part V

This is the fifth of several articles on Ellen Brown’s superb 2007 book titled “Web of Debt,” now updated in a December 2008 third edition. It tells “the shocking truth about our money system, (how it) trapped us in debt, and how we can break free.” This article focuses on taking back our money power.

Recapturing What’s Ours and Turning Scarcity to Abundance

In 1952, Norman Vincent Peale (1898 – 1993) first published his most famous book – “The Power of Positive Thinking.” It sold about five million copies and was a New York Times bestseller for 186 consecutive weeks delivering messages like: “Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.” FDR struck the same theme in saying: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

In 1900, Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz was first published, conveying “the notion that a life of scarcity could be transformed in an instant into one of universal abundance….” In real life, the secret is by taking back our money power from the private bankers who stole it in 1913, in the middle of the night, two days before Christmas, and kept it ever since.

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For Cripes’ Sake, Make Him Already! by Cindy Sheehan

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May 19, 2009

You know, Mr. Randolph, I’ve heard everything you’ve said tonight, and I couldn’t agree with you more. I agree with everything that you’ve said, including my capacity to be able to right many of these wrongs and to use my power and the bully pulpit. … But I would ask one thing of you, Mr. Randolph, and that is go out and make me do it. — FDR to Labor Activist A. Philip Randolph

President Obama and his followers are fond of quoting this little historical vignette. President Obama has told his followers if they want him to do anything then they have to “Make him.”

How is that working out so far?

The biggest rebellion against Obama from his supporters came during the campaign when he made it known that he would vote to authorize the Bush regime to spy on us and immunize telecom companies from releasing our phone records without warrants.

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Unexceptional Americans: Why We Can’t See the Trees or the Forest By Noam Chomsky

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By Noam Chomsky
May 19, 2009 “Tomdispatch

The Torture Memos and Historical Amnesia

The torture memos released by the White House elicited shock, indignation, and surprise. The shock and indignation are understandable. The surprise, less so.

For one thing, even without inquiry, it was reasonable to suppose that Guantanamo was a torture chamber. Why else send prisoners where they would be beyond the reach of the law — a place, incidentally, that Washington is using in violation of a treaty forced on Cuba at the point of a gun? Security reasons were, of course, alleged, but they remain hard to take seriously. The same expectations held for the Bush administration’s “black sites,” or secret prisons, and for extraordinary rendition, and they were fulfilled.

More importantly, torture has been routinely practiced from the early days of the conquest of the national territory, and continued to be used as the imperial ventures of the “infant empire” — as George Washington called the new republic — extended to the Philippines, Haiti, and elsewhere. Keep in mind as well that torture was the least of the many crimes of aggression, terror, subversion, and economic strangulation that have darkened U.S. history, much as in the case of other great powers.

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Political Earthquake Looms if Republicans Implode by Robert S. Becker

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By Robert S. Becker, Ph.D.
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May 19, 2009

Who Can Rescue the GOP From Itself – and Bush-Cheney?

Just what the reeling GOP needed: another week of torture shockers. The overall Bush-Cheney criminal conspiracy is emerging with shock and awe. Disregarding Cheney’s theatrical rancor or Speaker Pelosi’s forgettable miscues, last week saw breakthrough verifications. Now, the “torture” debate transcends “merely” being illegal, depraved, or treaty-busting war crimes: Cheney ordered pre-legal-memo torture untethered to terrorist ticking time bombs. Harsh abuses weeks before invading Iraq failed to provide the “smoking gun,” indeed never linked Saddam with 9/11. However, a damning linkage is now visible, dripping with irony: it is Bush-Cheney, not Saddam, equated with inhumane, militaristic interrogation practices that undercut our democracy.

Today’s conspiracy is, per John Dean, “worse than Watergate;” Nixon didn’t organize torture or lie us into war. It’s one thing to commit high crimes, another to criminally use torture to fake war propaganda, successful or not. The most painful, double irony: the brutality was futile and less about saving America from terrorism than disguising world-shaking violence that to this day sacrifices Americans.

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Who’s afraid of the CIA? + Colin Powell Got Snookered at CIA By Ray McGovern

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McGovern: Liz Cheney’s accusation of Wilkerson’s “fantasy stories” would be wonderful if it were true.

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Is Nancy Pelosi a Liar, a Coward, or Just Plain Old, Garden Variety, Stupid? by Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan for Congress

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May 19, 2009

The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media. — William Colby, long time CIA operative and Director of the CIA under Richard Nixon

In stating that the CIA “mis-led” her in a briefing where the CIA claims that they told Nancy Pelosi about the drowning torture known as “water-boarding,” she is either showing an astonishing amount of naiveté, she is lying, or she is just plain stupid. Also, using this lame excuse conveniently turns the conversation to water-boarding and not other forms of torture; which Pelosi admits she was briefed on in September of 2002. Additionally, even though it is highly probable that the CIA did lie to Pelosi in September of 2002, she admits that the Agency came clean, so to speak in March of 2003…a mere six months later. So she either knew about water-boarding and did nothing about it six and a half years ago, or she knew about water-boarding and did nothing about it six years ago. Six months is an awfully long time when you’re being unlawfully detained and tortured by the US Torture Squad Goons.

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Jesse Ventura: The 9/11 Commission Didn’t Investigate NOTHING!

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Report says fossil fuels threat to US security + Scientists Work To Plug Microorganisms Into The Energy Grid

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Tue, 19 May 2009 00:41:37 GMT

Veteran US army chiefs warn of a looming ‘threat’ to national security unless the issues surrounding the aging power grid and energy sources are addressed.

Former military commanders have, in a Monday report, cautioned the US government to ‘aggressively’ pursue fresh energy use models or risk major problems arising from the ongoing dependency on fossil fuels including oil and natural gas.

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Scientists Work To Plug Microorganisms Into The Energy Grid

ScienceDaily May 19, 2009

The answer to the looming fuel crisis in the 21st century may be found by thinking small, microscopic in fact. Microscopic organisms from bacteria and cyanobacteria, to fungi and microalgae, are biological factories that are proving to be efficient sources of inexpensive, environmentally friendly biofuels that can serve as alternatives to oil, according to research presented at the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.

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