Countdown: Bill O’Reilly And Fox News Incited Murder

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June 01, 2009

Bill O’Reilly and his Fellow Fox News have incited the Murder Of Dr. Tiller who was gunned down by a Psychotic Pro-Lifer in Kansas. O’Reilly has ranted about the victim for years and right up until last week he continued his hateful speech. Fox has responsibility in this case. BY calling the victim a murderer and “Tiller The Baby Killer” (His words not mine), on a national TV show day in and day out, O’Reilly is culpable. Boycott Fox News. Don’t watch. Call their sponsors. Due what ever it takes to remove them and get them Off The Air. Enough Is Enough. It’s not funny anymore Billo. You Need To Go. Permanently.

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President Obama’s prepared remarks on General Motors’ bankruptcy

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June 01, 2009

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Kucinich on Saving the Auto Industry

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June 01, 2009

Dennis Kucinich talks about GM and China on Fox 06/01/09
Dennis Kucinich is a Congressman from the 10th district in Ohio

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Countdown: Michael Moore on GM Bankruptcy: We Own a Car Company + Goodbye, GM

Robber Class v. Robbed Class: What Can We Do? by Cindy Sheehan

Grand Theft Auto: How Stevie the Rat bankrupted GM by Greg Palast

President Obama’s prepared remarks on General Motors’ bankruptcy

Blundering Into Bankruptcy by Ralph Nader

Countdown: Michael Moore on GM Bankruptcy: We Own a Car Company + Goodbye, GM

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June 01, 2009

“We need to protect our industrial infrastructure, as I’ve said many times before, so that we are using these factories to built the things that we need — bullet trains, light rail, alternative energy, cleaner buses — things that society needs in the 21st century. … We have to kill GM in order to save it. … They’ve planned their own obsolescence by helping to destroy the middle class …” — Michael Moore on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Monday, June 1st, 2009

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Goodbye, GM

By Michael Moore
June 1, 2009 “Information Clearing House

I write this on the morning of the end of the once-mighty General Motors. By high noon, the President of the United States will have made it official: General Motors, as we know it, has been totaled.

As I sit here in GM’s birthplace, Flint, Michigan, I am surrounded by friends and family who are filled with anxiety about what will happen to them and to the town. Forty percent of the homes and businesses in the city have been abandoned. Imagine what it would be like if you lived in a city where almost every other house is empty. What would be your state of mind?

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Venezuela: ‘When the working class roars, capitalists tremble’ by Federico Fuentes

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by Federico Fuentes
Green Left Weekly
30 May 2009

Addressing the 400-strong May 21 workshop with workers from the industrial heartland of Guayana, dedicated to the “socialist transformation of basic industry”, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez noted with satisfaction the outcomes of discussions: “I can see, sense and feel the roar of the working class.”

“When the working class roars, the capitalists tremble”, he said.

Chavez announced plans to implement a series of radical measures, largely drawn from proposals coming from the workers’ discussion that day.

The workers greeted each of Chavez’s announcements with roars of approval, chanting “This is how you govern!”

Chavez said: “The proposals made have emerged from the depths of the working class. I did not come here to tell you what to do! It is you who are proposing this.”

Nationalisation and workers’ control

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“The True Story of the Bilderberg Group” and What They May Be Planning Now by Stephen Lendman

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by Stephen Lendman
Global Research, June 1, 2009

A Review of Daniel Estulin’s book

For over 14 years, Daniel Estulin has investigated and researched the Bilderberg Group’s far-reaching influence on business and finance, global politics, war and peace, and control of the world’s resources and its money.

His book, “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group,” was published in 2005 and is now updated in a new 2009 edition. He states that in 1954, “the most powerful men in the world met for the first time” in Oosterbeek, Netherlands, “debated the future of the world,” and decided to meet annually in secret. They called themselves the Bilderberg Group with a membership representing a who’s who of world power elites, mostly from America, Canada, and Western Europe with familiar names like David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Gordon Brown, Angela Merkel, Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Larry Summers, Tim Geithner, Lloyd Blankfein, George Soros, Donald Rumsfeld, Rupert Murdoch, other heads of state, influential senators, congressmen and parliamentarians, Pentagon and NATO brass, members of European royalty, selected media figures, and invited others – some quietly by some accounts like Barack Obama and many of his top officials.

Always well represented are top figures from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), IMF, World Bank, Trilateral Commission, EU, and powerful central bankers from the Federal Reserve, the ECB’s Jean-Claude Trichet, and Bank of England’s Mervyn King.

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A Child At Guantánamo: The Unending Torment of Mohamed Jawad by Andy Worthington

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1 June 2009

In all the recent hysteria about the supposed dangers posed by the remaining 240 prisoners at Guantánamo, it has been easy to forget that sensible appraisals of the number of individuals with any meaningful connection to terrorism have long indicated that no more than a few dozen of those still held should be regarded as any kind of significant threat, and that therefore the prison still holds over 200 prisoners who, at best, were low-level Taliban soldiers with a strong dislike of US foreign policy, and, at worst, should never have been held at all.

To listen to Dick Cheney, or to some serving politicians who are prone to similar hyperbole, you would think that every one of the remaining 240 prisoners is just itching to return to the fictional battlefield conjured up in last week’s conveniently leaked Pentagon report about recidivism rates (PDF), which, while published uncritically by the New York Times, has been comprehensively trashed by reporters for the New American, FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), Firedoglake and many other media outlets.

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Robber Class v. Robbed Class: What Can We Do? by Cindy Sheehan

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June 1, 2009

In my new online book: Myth America: 10 Greatest Myths of the Robber Class and the Case for Revolution, I outline a clear path for grassroots communities, from neighborhoods to associations, to divorce ourselves and declare independence from the Robber Class.

What is the Robber Class? Among other things, the Robber Class is the class that just profited off of the bankruptcy of General Motors.

Besides losing tens of thousands of good union jobs, Greg Palast, economist and journalist, outlined the illegal plan for GM’s bankruptcy in raiding retiree’s pensions to pay off six billion dollars in loans to Citigroup and Morgan Chase. So again, while tens of thousands of autoworkers lose their jobs and retiree’s lose their pensions, the banksters don’t lose a freaking penny.

Besides, as Greg points out in his brilliant article linked here, raiding pensions is clearly illegal under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act; which was enacted by Congress in 1974.

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Racists for Democracy by Uri Avnery

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by Uri Avnery
Dissident Voice
June 1st, 2009

How lucky we are to have the extreme Right standing guard over our democracy.

This week, the Knesset voted by a large majority (47 to 34) for a law that threatens imprisonment for anyone who dares to deny that Israel is a Jewish and Democratic State.

The private member’s bill, proposed by MK Zevulun Orlev of the “Jewish Home” party, which sailed through its preliminary hearing, promises one year in prison to anyone who publishes “a call that negates the existence of the State of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State”, if the contents of the call might cause “actions of hate, contempt or disloyalty against the state or the institutions of government or the courts”.

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War Is Sin by Chris Hedges

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June 1, 2009

The crisis faced by combat veterans returning from war is not simply a profound struggle with trauma and alienation. It is often, for those who can slice through the suffering to self-awareness, an existential crisis. War exposes the lies we tell ourselves about ourselves. It rips open the hypocrisy of our religions and secular institutions. Those who return from war have learned something which is often incomprehensible to those who have stayed home. We are not a virtuous nation. God and fate have not blessed us above others. Victory is not assured. War is neither glorious nor noble. And we carry within us the capacity for evil we ascribe to those we fight.

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Amiri Baraka: I wish the US was a communist country

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Amiri Baraka, a poet and political activist, spoke with RT about communism as a perfect system, as well as about detainee torture in the US and reasons behind America not preventing the 9/11 tragedy.

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44% of outposts private Palestinian land + Halutz: Conflict with US must be avoided

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Sun, 31 May 2009 22:59:49 GMT

Israeli settlers pour cement to rebuild a house which was destroyed by Israeli forces in an illegal outpost next to Kokhav Ha Shahar settlement in the West Bank.

‘Peace Now’ a watchdog group, says nearly half of the land where zealous settlers have put up settlements is usurped private Palestinian property.

At least 44 percent of the land in the West Bank where the wildcat settlements are built belong to private Palestinian owners, Peace Now said on Sunday.

Although the international community considers all Israeli settlements illegal, Israel makes a distinction between those authorized by the government and the so-called wildcat outposts, set up by zealous settlers without state approval.

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Iran Secretly Helped U.S. Bomb Taliban Units, Find Al Qaeda By Jeff Stein

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By Jeff Stein
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May 31, 2009 “CQ” May 28, 2009

Iran supplied U.S. diplomats with the location of Taliban military units in Afghanistan after the initial bombing campaign in the fall of 2001 failed to rout them, according to former officials in the George W. Bush administration.

The Islamic regime also gave the Bush administration “really substantive cooperation” on al Qaeda after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, at one point providing Washington with a list of 220 suspects and their whereabouts, said one official, former White House National Security Council Iran expert Hillary Mann Leverett.

Leverett said that in December 2002, after the U.S. gave Tehran the names of five al Qaeda suspects it believed were in Iran, the regime found two, which they delivered to the U.S. air base at Baghram, in Afghanistan.
But the budding relationship died on the vine.

Hardliners in the Bush administration prohibited Mann and Ryan Crocker, two of the principal diplomats dealing with the Iranians, from building on the contacts to pursue al Qaeda.

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Free The Guantánamo Uighurs! by Andy Worthington

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1 June 2009

On Friday, court-watchers received some deeply depressing news — 33 pages of unconstitutional hogwash directed at the Supreme Court by President Obama’s Justice Department (PDF), in which no stone of dubious legality was left unturned in the administration’s desperate and unprincipled attempts to mimic its predecessors by preventing 17 Uighurs at Guantánamo from being resettled in the United States. Continue reading