If McCain Were President by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
Sept. 5, 2009

“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 and 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, Sproul Hall, Berkeley, 1964

If John McCain were president, we can never be exactly sure what would be happening right now, but I think we can have a little inkling.

First of all, the banksters would be receiving their TARP money and Bernanke would have been re-appointed Fed Chairman.

Robert Gates would probably still be the Secretary of Defense and Sarah Palin would be offering late night comedians endless fodder for their monologues.

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Go to Pittsburgh, Young Man, and Defy Your Empire by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Howard Zinn: Come to the People’s Summit G20 protests in Pittsburgh

with Howard Zinn
Featured Writer
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August 26, 2009

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August 19, 2009

Howard Zinn makes a call to attend the People’s Summit in Pittsburgh and protest the G20 Sept 20-25 2009
Filmed by Paul Hubbard

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Big Brother in Basel: Are We Trading Financial Stability for National Sovereignty? by Dr. Ellen Brown

Updated: June 23, 2009; revised

by Dr. Ellen Brown
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webofdebt.com
June 22, 2009

Buried on page 83 of the 89-page Report on Financial Regulatory Reform issued by the U.S. Administration on June 17 is a recommendation that the new Financial Stability Board strengthen and institutionalize its mandate to promote global financial stability. Financial stability is a worthy goal, but the devil is in the details. The new global Big Brother is based in the Bank for International Settlements, a controversial institution that raises red flags among the wary . . . .

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Do we really want the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) issuing our global currency? by Ellen Brown

by Dr. Ellen Hodgson Brown
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webofdebt.com
April 19, 2009

In an April 7 article in The London Telegraph titled “The G20 Moves the World a Step Closer to a Global Currency,” Ambrose Evans-Pritchard wrote:

“A single clause in Point 19 of the communiqué issued by the G20 leaders amounts to revolution in the global financial order.

“‘We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject $250bn (£170bn) into the world economy and increase global liquidity,’ it said. SDRs are Special Drawing Rights, a synthetic paper currency issued by the International Monetary Fund that has lain dormant for half a century.

“In effect, the G20 leaders have activated the IMF’s power to create money and begin global ‘quantitative easing’. In doing so, they are putting a de facto world currency into play. It is outside the control of any sovereign body. Conspiracy theorists will love it.”

Indeed they will. The article is subtitled, “The world is a step closer to a global currency, backed by a global central bank, running monetary policy for all humanity.” Which naturally raises the question, who or what will serve as this global central bank, cloaked with the power to issue the global currency and police monetary policy for all humanity? When the world’s central bankers met in Washington last September, they discussed what body might be in a position to serve in that awesome and fearful role. A former governor of the Bank of England stated: Continue reading

G20 Climate Camp in the City + Secret police intelligence was given to E.ON before planned demo

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Updated: April 20, 2009

uklegalobserver
April 18, 2009

A Film by Emily James and James Bayliss-Smith

For information about the Camp for Climate Action see http://www.climatecamp.org.uk

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The criminalisation of political dissent in Britain + G20 Death was NO “Heart Attack”

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by Julie Hyland
http://www.wsws.org/
18 April 2009

“From foul deeds endless tragedy arises,” the World Socialist Web Site wrote, commenting on the state execution of innocent Brazilian worker, Jean Charles de Menezes, by plainclothes policemen on a London subway train on July 22, 2005.

Events have tragically confirmed that warning. In the years since Menezes’ killing, for which no one has ever been held to account, the legal framework of a police state has been enacted in Britain.

The implications of this have been made clear over the last weeks.

Since the start of April, some 300 people have been arrested and detained in just three police operations. The vast majority of these were rounded up in two of these operations, both focusing on a supposed threat to “public order”.

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via The criminalisation of political dissent in Britain

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G20 Death was NO “Heart Attack”: Manslaughter charges to follow!

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A second autopsy on Ian Tomlinson reveals he died of Internal Bleeding NOT a Heart Attack as was broadcast before. The officer who struck Tomlinson has now been questoned under caution and Manslaughter charges may be layed.

An initial postmortem, by the Home Office pathologist Freddy Patel, found that Tomlinson died after suffering a heart attack. But Nat Cary, the pathologist who carried out a second postmortem at the request of the I.P.C.C. and Tomlinsons family, concluded that while there was evidence Tomlinson suffered hardening of the arteries in his heart, it was not serious enough to kill him.

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Man dies during G20 protests in London (video link; updated again)

Pepe Escobar: There will be class war and blood

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Welcome to the new New World Order Pt 2

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Financial Crisis: Sustaining Unsustainability by Prof. Michael Hudson

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by Prof. Michael Hudson
Global Research, April 4, 2009

$1 Trillion more to sustain the economic crisis. G-20 message to indebted countries. “Drop Dead!”

Not much substantive news was expected to come out of the G-20 meetings that ended on April 2 in London – certainly no good news was even suggested. Europe, China and the United States had too deeply distinct interests. American diplomats wanted to lock foreign countries into further dependency on paper dollars. The rest of the world sought a way to avoid giving up real output and ownership of their resources and enterprises for yet more hot-potato dollars. In such cases one expects a parade of smiling faces and statements of mutual respect for each others’ position – so much respect that they have agreed to set up a “study group” or two to kick the diplomatic ball down the road.

The least irrelevant news was not good at all: The attendees agreed to quadruple IMF funding to $1 trillion. Anything that bolsters IMF authority cannot be good for countries forced to submit to its austerity plans. They are designed to squeeze out more money to pay the world’s most predatory creditors. So in practice this G-20 agreement means that the world’s leading governments are responding to today’s financial crisis with “planned shrinkage” for debtors – a 10% cut in wage payments in hapless Latvia, Hungary put on rations, and permanent debt peonage for Iceland for starters. This is quite a contrast with the United States, which is responding to the downturn with a giant Keynesian deficit spending program, despite its glaringly unpayable $4 trillion debt to foreign central banks.

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Bernanke’s Financial Rescue Plan: The growing prospect of a U.S. default by Mike Whitney

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by Mike Whitney
Global Research, April 6, 2009

Fed chief Ben Bernanke has embarked on the most radical and ruinous financial rescue plan in history. According to Bloomberg News, the Fed has already lent or committed $12.8 trillion trying to stabilize the financial system after the the bursting of Wall Street’s speculative mega-bubble. Now Bernanke wants to dig an even bigger hole, by creating programs that will provide up to $2 trillion of credit to financial institutions that purchase toxic assets from banks or securities backed by consumer loans. The Fed’s generous terms are expected to generate a flurry of speculation which will help strengthen the banking system while leaving the taxpayer to bear the losses. It is impossible to know what the long-term effects of Bernanke’s excessive spending will be, but his plan has the potential to trigger hyperinflation or spark a run on the dollar.

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The Financial New World Order: Towards a Global Currency and World Government by Andrew G. Marshall

by Andrew G. Marshall
Featured Writer
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April 6, 2009

Introduction

Following the 2009 G20 summit, plans were announced for implementing the creation of a new global currency to replace the US dollar’s role as the world reserve currency. Point 19 of the communiqué released by the G20 at the end of the Summit stated, “We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject $250bn (£170bn) into the world economy and increase global liquidity.” SDRs, or Special Drawing Rights, are “a synthetic paper currency issued by the International Monetary Fund.” As the Telegraph reported, “the G20 leaders have activated the IMF’s power to create money and begin global “quantitative easing”. In doing so, they are putting a de facto world currency into play. It is outside the control of any sovereign body. Conspiracy theorists will love it.”[1]

The article continued in stating that, “There is now a world currency in waiting. In time, SDRs are likely to evolve into a parking place for the foreign holdings of central banks, led by the People’s Bank of China.” Further, “The creation of a Financial Stability Board looks like the first step towards a global financial regulator,” or, in other words, a global central bank.

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More IMF Economic Medicine Is Not the Solution by Michel Chossudovsky

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The Centre for Research on Globalization presents Michel Chossudovsky: “More IMF Economic Medicine Is Not the Solution”

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The New Class and The Workers by Gaither Stewart

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by Gaither Stewart
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5 April 2009

(Rome) Protests, broken heads and hundreds of arrests at the G20 in London, bloody demonstrations in Kehl and Baden Baden and Strasbourg at celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of NATO, workers uprisings across the face of France, and on Saturday in Rome’s Circus Maximus a mammoth manifestation organized by the CGIL trade union underline the abyss separating the New Class of capital from labour. The current and spreading revolt of labour against capital seems to mark the second phase of the crisis of capitalism, as a consequence of the financial crisis caused by the New Class of an elite that has illogically chosen to separate itself from labour in the Occidental world. Continue reading

Mosaic News – 4/3/09: World News From The Middle East

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