Thursday, December 2, 2010

2010-12-02 World War 4 news

ended and WW3 (Cold War) began during 1945 in Eurasia.
WW3 nearly ended 1971 on the streets of America but instead ended during 1999 in the streets of eastern Europe. But, still, even then, the wars continued...
WW4 began during 2001 in Afghanistan...
Tell me where one ended and one began. Same damn wars all-over the place.

Domestic Fascism:
Across the Americas both North and South, agencies of the United States, such as INFRAGARD, continue to use "death-squad" tactics to seek intelligence, intimidate and silence sovereign people such as labor leaders, ecological protectors and independent investigators of corporate crimes. This modern age of centralized computer servers will serve Fascism's process better than any other tool of warfare...

2010-11-21 "The 'Fix.' Top FBI Officials Push Silicon Valley Execs to Embrace Internet Wiretaps"
In a further sign that Barack Obama's faux "progressive" regime will soon seek broad new Executive Branch power, The New York Times disclosed last week that FBI chief and cover-up specialist extraordinaire, Robert S. Mueller III, "traveled to Silicon Valley on Tuesday to meet with top executives of several technology firms about a proposal to make it easier to wiretap Internet users." Times' journalist Charlie Savage reported that Mueller and the Bureau's chief counsel, Valerie Caproni, "were scheduled to meet with senior managers of several major companies, including Google and Facebook, according to several people familiar with the discussions."
Facebook's public policy manager Andrew Noyes confirmed that Mueller "is visiting Facebook during his trip to Silicon Valley;" Google, on the other hand, "declined to comment."
Last month, Antifascist Calling reported that the U.S. secret state, in a reprise of the crypto wars of the 1990s, is seeking new legislation from Congress that would "fix" the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) and further curtail our civil- and privacy rights. When the administration floated the proposal in September, The New York Times revealed that among the "fixes" sought by the FBI and other intrusive spy satrapies, were demands that communications' providers build backdoors into their applications and networks that will give spooks trolling "encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct 'peer to peer' messaging like Skype" the means "to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages."
And with a new "security-minded" Congress set to convene in January, chock-a-block with Tea Partying "conservatives" and ultra-nationalist know-nothings, the chances that the administration will get everything they want, and then some, is a sure bet.
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2010-10-20 "The "Cyberwar" Is Over and the National Security Agency Has Won"
A "Memorandum of Agreement" struck last week between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) promises to increase Pentagon control over America's telecommunications and electronic infrastructure. It's all in the interest of "cybersecurity" of course, or so we've been told, since much of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) driving administration policy is a closely-held state secret.
Authority granted the über spy shop by the Bush and Obama administrations was handed to NSA by the still-classified National Security Presidential Directive 54, Homeland Security Presidential Directive 23 (NSPD 54/HSPD 23) in 2008 by then-President Bush. The Agreement follows closely on the heels of reports last week by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that
DHS [Department of Homeland Security] has been tracking people online and that the agency even established a "Social Networking Monitoring Center" to do so.
Documents obtained by EFF through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit [], revealed that the agency has been vacuuming-up "items of interest," systematically monitoring "citizenship petitioners" and analyzing "online public communication."
The documents [] suggest that "DHS collected a massive amount of data on individuals and organizations explicitly tied to a political event," the Obama inauguration. This inevitably raises a troubling question: what other "political events" are being monitored by government snoops? Following last month's
raids on antiwar activists by heavily-armed FBI SWAT teams, the answer is painfully obvious.
And with new reports, such as Monday's revelations by The Wall Street Journal [] that Facebook "apps" have been "transmitting identifying information--in effect, providing access to people's names and, in some cases, their friends' names--to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies," online privacy, if such a beast ever existed, is certainly now a thing of the past
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2010-10-10 "When the 'Future' Invades Our Lives. The CIA Funds 'Predictive Behavior' Start-Ups"
What do Google, the CIA and a host of so-called "predictive behavior" start-ups have in common? They're interested in you, or more specifically, whether your online interests--from Facebook to Twitter posts, and from Flickr photos to YouTube and blog entries--can be exploited by powerful computer algorithms and subsequently transformed into "actionable intelligence."
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And to top it off, the latest trend in weeding-out dissenters and nonconformists from the social landscape will soon be invading a workplace near you; in fact, it already has.
Welcome to the sinister world of "Precrime" where capitalist grifters, drug- and torture-tainted spy shops are all laboring mightily to stamp out every last vestige of free thought here in the heimat.
In July, security journalist Noah Shachtman revealed in Wired [] that "the investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time--and says it uses that information to predict the future." Shachtman reported that the CIA's semi-private investment company, In-Q-Tel, and Google Ventures, the search giant's business division had partnered-up with a dodgy outfit called Recorded Future pouring, according to some estimates, $20 million dollars into the fledgling firm.
A blurb on In-Q-Tel's web site informs us that "Recorded Future extracts time and event information from the web. The company offers users new ways to analyze the past, present, and the predicted future." Who those ubiquitous though nameless "users" are or what they might do with that information once they "extract" it from the web is left unsaid.
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After all, as Google CEO Eric Schmidt told CNBC last year, "if you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place." But that standard, "only bad people have something to hide," is infinitely mutable and can be stretched--or manipulated as has so often been the case in the United States--to encompass everything from "Papist" conspiracies, "illegal" migrants, homosexuality, communism, drug use, or America's latest bête noire: the "Muslim threat."
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In February, The Washington Post reported [] that "the world's largest Internet search company and the world's most powerful electronic surveillance organization are teaming up in the name of cybersecurity."
"The alliance" between Google and NSA "is being designed to allow the two organizations to share critical information without violating Google's policies or laws that protect the privacy of Americans' online communications," the Post alleged.
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In July, The Washington Post's "Top Secret America" investigation [] disclosed that Google supplies mapping and search products to the U.S. secret state and that their employees, outsourced intelligence contractors for the Defense Department, may have filched their customers' wi-fi data as part of an NSA surveillance project. And what about email and web searches? Last year, The New York Times revealed [] that NSA intercepts of "private telephone calls and e-mail messages of Americans are broader than previously acknowledged." In fact, a former NSA analyst described how he was trained-up fierce in 2005 "for a program in which the agency routinely examined large volumes of Americans' e-mail messages without court warrants." That program, code-named PINWALE, and the NSA's meta-data-mining spy op STELLAR WIND, continue under Obama.
Indeed, The Atlantic told us at the time [] that PINWALE "is actually an unclassified proprietary term used to refer to advanced data-mining software that the government uses." But the seamless relationships amongst communications' giants such as Google and the secret state doesn't stop there. Even before Google sought an assist from the National Security Agency to secure its networks after an alleged breech by China last year, in 2004 the firm had acquired Keyhole, Inc., an In-Q-Tel funded start-up that developed 3-D-spy-in-the-sky images; Keyhole became the backbone for what later evolved into Google Earth. At the time of their initial investment, In-Q-Tel said that Keyhole's "strategic relationship ... means that the Intelligence Community can now benefit from the massive scalability and high performance of the Keyhole enterprise solution."
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Strongly oppose America's imperial project to steal other people's resources in Afghanistan and Iraq, or, crime of crimes, have the temerity to write or organize against it? Step right this way, Recorded Future has their eye on you and will sell that information to the highest bidder! After all, as Mike Van Winkle, a California Anti-Terrorism Information Center shill infamously told the Oakland Tribune back in 2003 after Oakland cops wounded scores of peacenik longshoremen at an antiwar rally at the port []: "You can make an easy kind of a link that, if you have a protest group protesting a war where the cause that's being fought against is international terrorism,
you might have terrorism at that (protest). You can almost argue that a protest against that is a terrorist act."
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Today, non-violent groups promoting peace and empowerment are being disrupted.
"Students for a Democratic Society", "Cop Watch", "Food Not Bombs", "Justice for Oscar Grant" solidarity groups, even independent Tea Parties and Libertarian groups...
Fascism is targeting everyone who stands strong with the people, no matter ideology, religion or race.

2010-11-30 "As Climate Summit Begins, U.S. Labels Mark Ruffalo an “Eco-terrorist” by Will Potter
As a new study warns that estimated global temperature increases in our lifetime would cause catastrophic food and water crises, and as nearly 200 nations are gathered at the climate summit in Cancun, how is the United States responding? By labeling actor Mark Ruffalo a “terrorist” for attending a screening of the movie GasLand. (This is according to Ruffalo, and hasn’t been confirmed by the Pennsylvania DHS. But that branch of DHS, as you recall, also compared Rainforest Action Network and the Ruckus Society to Al-Qaeda and monitored local groups opposed to gas drilling.)
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Will Potter, founder of [www.greenisthenewred], discusses the priorities of Department of Homeland Security, as a guest on nationally syndicated "RT Television News"

2010-11-10 "The new COINTELPRO revealed in documents attacking the Uhuru Movement" from "Burning Spear" newspaper
Philadelphia, PA – On November 6, 2010, during African People's Solidarity Day in Philadelphia comrade sister Pam Africa announced to the crowd of more than 50 that a list had been compiled by an organization called the Institute for Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR) which included the name Diop Olugbala/Wali Rahman, President of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM).
The ITRR is an Israeli based so-called "anti-terror" counterintelligence organization which received a $125,000 contract from the State of Pennsylvania (homeland security) to compile a list of organizations it considers to pose a threat to the status quo. One can Google ITRR in its full name and find numerous articles on it and related to it, including its own website.
Apparently, Governor Rendell has openly criticized some of the ITRR's work, calling it “ludicrous” at times.
This is understandable, given the fact that forces like Bill Clinton and SEIU were on the list.
We also know, however, that even while the State may make open statements criticizing and condemning some of its own activities, it still carries out a general campaign of repression.
This is one of the defining features of the State. It’s a dictatorship, which rules without regard for law and will in fact make up the law at its own convenience.
The most recent Oscar Grant protests were a clear example of this, where the State announced prior to the sentencing that it would not restrict or allow police intervention of any protest and mass gathering in response to the sentence.
They did, however, the exact opposite - openly arresting and brutalizing nearly 200 protesters.
The government still will not admit any involvement in the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, and in fact put the images of both of those freedom fighters on their own postage stamp!
So, we are not confused on the question of the government's role in the creation of this list and its own significance in terms of our movement's relationship to the State. At the same time the Pennsylvania Homeland Security Office released its own document (see hypelink below) on August 11, 2010, in which it offers up a summation of different organizations/movements it considers to be some type of threat to the status quo.
InPDUM and the Free Diop campaign is the only organization mentioned under the "black nationalist" section.
In the document it says, (can be downloaded here, go to pg. 7:) []

[begin excerpt of Intell. Bull. N.123]
"The International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM), a pan-African nationalist-socialist group, has called for three rallies this month in support of imprisoned Black convicts and against what it is calling "war on the Black community… …The latter event coincides with the start of the trial of Diop Olugbala, also known as Wali Rahman, and a leader of the InPDUM. He is facing felony charges of aggravated assault on a police officer. According to InPDUM, "The struggle to free Diop is part of the struggle to defend the rights of Africans to resist." The most recent communication from InPDUM includes a call "for the white community to defend the democratic rights of the African community in Philly!"
****** ANALYSIS ****** T/I/W Rating: LOW-to-MODERATE
There are no indications of planned violence or civil disobedience on behalf of Diop or the other inmates; however there are several local and national factors and influences that raise the risk level for such violence at this time. The movements to free convicted, ethnic minority murderers has been essentially "adopted" by extremist left-wing anarchists worldwide as one of their anti-state causes. Those jailed for attacks on law enforcement or related charges, including involvement in terrorism, are referred to by the far-left and the Black radicals alike as "political prisoners.” Supporters of the pan-African agenda may come to reject peaceful means, which they will see as having failed them thus far. Police responsibilities at the above-mentioned events will likely include handling crowd/traffic and access control issues. Nonetheless, the gatherings have the potential of drawing a broad, dangerous cross-section of opportunistic activists. It is unknown whether the sponsoring group has coordinated for the necessary police permits.”
[end excerpt of Intell. Bull. N.123]
Even though this is not a document that was prepared by ITRR, it is clearly part of an overall counterinsurgent campaign to undermine the work of the African Liberation Movement, specifically the Uhuru Movement.
It is reminiscent of the COINTELPRO documents of the 1960s through which the US government articulated its strategy to prevent the success of the Black Liberation Movement then. The State has always moved to deal with black revolutionary threats as they begin to emerge, even in incipient form.
The State's attacks on Diop is clear evidence that the US government recognizes the Uhuru Movement and Diop as being on the cusp of leading popular resistance today, in the manner of yesterday's recognition of forces like JOMO and the Black Panther Party giving rise to COINTELPRO. One counterintelligence or counter-insurgent tactic was the employment of domestic neocolonialism, or white power in black face.
This is the target of the Uhuru Movement and Diop's work today, placing him and the Party in the vanguard of the defining politics of this era.
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Image from "Burning Spear Newspaper Online"
(left) Diop Olugbala/Wali Rahman, President of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement, targeted for non-violent speech.
(superimposed) Quote from FBI CoinTelPro document.
(right) Fred Hampton, former Black Panther Party captain, victim of FBI death-squad.

Pan-African news:
2010-11-25 "Not Yet Uhuru: A Call To African Liberation" By Milton Allimadi from "Black Star News" newspaper of New York City
Fifty years after "independence" or "Uhuru," in Kiswahili, most African countries are still dealing with a crises of regular transfer of political power by the ballot instead of the bullet. This means that many African countries have squandered half a century that could have been used to marshal human capital and the continent's natural wealth, to improve the welfare of citizens and to develop infrastructure. Many people argue that some African countries are at a position more dangerous than during colonial rule. At one point during European dominance over Africa, it became possible to embarrass Europeans by exposing their hypocrisy. They preached "equality" and "egalitarianism" while engaging in racism and exploitation in Africa. How does one embarrass some of the most corrupt African leaders who have no shame and have brutalized their citizens and stolen billions of dollars? Africans would be better off embarrassing and exposing the United States and the United Kingdom, both of which continue to subsidize state terrorism in Africa by supporting dictators there.
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Vast Africa, endowed with enviable natural and mineral wealth, remains the world's laughing stock. Primarily it's because some mere hundreds of individuals have insisted that they be "president" and preside over incompetent --at best-- and brutal --at worst-- regimes. Millions of Africans toil to improve their lot, on the continent, knowing that they have been failed by abysmal political leadership. Millions others work overseas, helping to develop other countries rather than submitting to repressive conditions or murderous tyrannies.
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There was much hope on the continent when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. Here was, not only the first African American president of the world's remaining superpower; but what's more, a man who traced his direct immediate parental heritage to Kenya on his father's side. Surely, he shared the rage and shame of ordinary Africans, over how a handful of individuals --Idi Amin Dada, Jean-Bedel Bokassa, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Macias Nguema Obiang, Ibrahim Babangida, Mobuttu Sese Seko, Meles Zenawi, Mengistu Haille Mariam, Blaise Campaore, Samuel K. Doe, and scores more-- had destroyed or arrested prospects for development. Surely President Obama would do something about it. Since the United States is able to influence so much on the African continent, Obama would certainly make it clear that dictators and life presidents would not be supported by the United States.
These were wishful thinking. The hard work must be done by Africans. The initial signs were good. After his brilliant Accra, Ghana, speech, literally calling on African countries to tear asunder the chains of tyranny that held back development, some dictators trembled. Ordinary Africans rejoiced. Finally, these misrulers who had brought ruin and shame to Africa were on their way out. But to their dismay, it's back to politics as usual. The United States has so far sold the African people down the river in return for political expediency. Any African dictator who calls Washington and volunteers their services, in the form of soldiers or bases, for the "war on terror" gets a pass. Museveni in Uganda; Paul Kagame in Rwanda; and even Omar Hassan al-Bashir in the Sudan, have bought themselves political longevity by declaring themselves as "enemies of Al Qaeda." How ironic then that the dictators owe their political survival to Osama bin Laden.

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The time is ripe for a new generation of Africans, who are skilled in modern communication skills, and the Internet, to
agitate for total independence, not from European colonizers, but from African dictators. Africans in the United States and the U.K. must agitate against any assistance by outside powers for African dictators, byconfronting legislators with Diaspora Africans and other Africa supporters.
When citizens get the opportunity to vote --elections are upcoming in Uganda, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Kenya, and a few other countries-- the will of the people must be heard and individuals who steal elections must be held accountable for any subsequent violent upheavals.
The same technology now applied for social networking can be used to deal a final blow to African tyrants. It is completely unconscionable and intolerable that the destiny of more than a billion Africans should be mortgaged because some individuals insist on being "president" or because the United States wants to spread the "war on terror" to Africa, which many Africans believe is a ploy to station American troops to counter China's aggressive economic penetration in Africa.
No outsiders will liberate Africa for Africans from African dictators--only Africans can accomplish this task. As a people, it's the very least they can do in this lifetime.
"Speaking Truth To Empower." Editor's Note: "Not Yet Uhuru," was the title of a book by the late Kenyan nationalist and Pan-African, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga

Haiti held a democracy and voted for the same president twice, in 1994 and in 2000, only to have the US President of that time order an invasion of Haiti to kill many thousands who voted for the guy. Twice.
This years democratic elections in Haiti are dignified by the USA military planners who outlawed the most popular political party in Haiti, the political party of the President that two USA Presidents removed... Seems the USA is teaching Haiti's people about democracy one more time.
2010-11-29 "Haiti Elections: A Sham in the Time of Cholera" ‎ by Isabel Macdonald from "The Indypendent" newspaper of New York City
In the midst of a cholera epidemic that has killed a reported 1,300 Haitians, the U.S., Canada and the United Nations insisted that Haiti’s elections go ahead yesterday, as scheduled.
However elections might not be the most accurate term for the process by which a new Haitian president and lawmakers will be selected at the polls.

The ruling party’s hand-picked electoral council has banned the most popular Haitian political party, Fanmi Lavalas (FL), from the presidential election.
FL leader Jean Bertrand Aristide, who was elected as Haiti’s president in 2000, has been exiled in Africa since a coup d’etat in 2004, when he was removed by the U.S., and warned, in the words of Donald Rumsfeld, not to “come back into the hemisphere.”
Meanwhile, the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti is warning that the presence of troops from the UN “stabilization” mission in Haiti (also known as MINUSTAH) at polling stations “is more likely to trigger violence than prevent it.”
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"Latin" America
"Breaking The Labor Information Blockade: Americas Link Up and Exchange", a Latin American / North America Labor Communication Live-Streaming Forum:
On December 9th, the first educational forum between North and Latin American labor unions will take place on how to break the information blockade by corporate controlled media.
Get to know our experience in using new media tools such as social networks, video and live streaming, as a way of building international solidarity for our struggles and getting our stories out.
December 9th, 2010, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St, SF
AND streamed on $ 5 donation. (No one will be turned away for lack of funds)
A $15 donation comes with labor struggle music DVD Program
The event will be broadcasted at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco. You can also ask questions, comment and participate in the discussion on line, by means of live streaming on our website. Video and audio feeds will be stored and available on line for future use.
This forum is part of and in conjuction with LaborTech 2010 (
More information: or (415) 282-1908.
7:00 PM - Honduras : Free Speech, Media and Labor Struggle - (Streamed Live) with Patricia Murillo (Director of the School of Journalism of the National University of San Pedro Sula); Hugo Maldonado (Vice President of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, CODEH); Efrain Aguilar (Leader of the Confederation of the Workers of Honduras, CUTH); Angel Antonio Jiménez (Radio Uno; Movement of The National Resistance)
8:00 PM - Venezuela : use of new media strategies and the role of the TeleSur channel - (Streamed Live)
9:00–10:00 PM - Brazil : Grassroots labor media organizing and networking with "CUT (Unified Workers’ Central)"; "MST (Landless Workers Movement)"; Max Perez (Low Power Radio Coalition Of Immokalee Workers CIW); Toya Fernandez (Use of Community Media and Labor)

During June, 2009, the USA kicked out the elected President of Honduras and installed a dictator who began to kill, kill, kill many labor organizers, indigenous-rights advocates, democracy agitators... with help from the USA. Why? Ol' lady Hillary Clinton says it is to defend "democracy"... but the dictator's friends say it is to protect "investments" from "rule by the poor people". And now, human-rights in Honduras is worse than Cuba!!!
2010-11-23 "The Snakes Sleep: Attacks against the Media and Impunity in Honduras" ‎by Sandra Cuffe from "Upside Down World" news journal
In Honduras, there is a particular quote by Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano that has been adopted into the country's rich lexicon of idioms: “Justice is like snakes. They only bite the barefoot.”
Of the thousands of human rights violations committed in Honduras since the coup in June 2009, in most cases the only serious investigations have been carried out by the grassroots organizations involved with the Human Rights Platform and the resistance movement. Very few charges have been laid against the human rights violators who ordered and carried out illegal detentions, kidnappings, beatings, torture, rape, and extrajudicial executions.
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Earlier this year, in an interview with the Tribuna newspaper on May 3rd, Honduran Minister of Security Oscar Alvarez went even further, stating: “I guarantee that in all of the cases [of the journalists' murders], there is no connection to indicate that it is due to their work as journalists. That is to say that there is no person or people trying to silence journalists; it is simply that, just as other people, after their work as reporters, journalists spend their time on their own personal situations.” Of course, as murdered journalists themselves, Gabriel Fino Noriega, Joseph Hernandez Ochoa, David Meza Montesinos, Nahum Palacios, Jose Bayardo Mayrena,
Manuel Juarez, Jorge Alberto Orellana, Luis Arturo Mondragon, and Israel Zelaya Diaz are not able to contest the statements by Vice President Guillen and Security Minister Alvarez. In most cases, however, journalists who have been threatened, kidnapped, beaten, and tortured have demonstrated the clear connection between their work as critical journalists supporting or reporting on the resistance movement and the human rights violations they have endured.
In the case of direct attacks against media outlets, the evidence is clear. Most of the violent assaults against radio stations and the confiscation of equipment took place either on June 28th, 2009, the morning of the coup, or three months later, on September 28th, 2009, after a specific executive decree including more curfews and martial law also addressed media outlets.
The decree established a State of Emergency and restricted several basic rights and freedoms, including the freedom of expression, giving authorities the green light to “halt the coverage or discussion through any media, be it verbal or printed, of demonstrations that threaten peace and public order” or that compromised the “dignity” of government authorities or decisions.
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2010-11-20 "Zelaya Condemns Killings of Peasants in Honduras"
TEGUCIGALPA - Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya condemned the killing of five peasants in the Valle del Aguan and expressed deep regret and support to the families of the victims. On Monday, the employer''s private guards of Miguel Facusse riddled with bullets to the peasants Ignacio Reyes, Teodoro Acosta, Siriaco Muñoz, Raul Castillo and Jose Luis Sauceda, members of the Unified Movement of Peasants of Aguan (MUCA). The multiple murders occurred in the north, where there is a conflict for several decades, as powerful businessmen fraudulently seized the fertile lands of Aguan Valley. MUCA leaders of the Agrarian Platform and humanitarian organizations warned that the main trigger for the violence is the unwillingness of the government to solve the agrarian conflict. Honduras is one of the countries with highest rates of inequality in human development, according to a report released Friday. In this country one of every 100 farmers own one-third of the best land, while 375, 000 small farmers have nowhere to grow. As a result of inequality, 60 percent of Hondurans live below the poverty line, a problem exacerbated in rural areas where the rate rises to 65.4 percent of the population.

2010-11-21 "Honduras: Massacre of peasants condemned" by Raul Connolly
“The National Front of Popular Resistance (FNRP) expresses its energetic condemnation of the massacre against the campesino community in El Tumbador, Trujillo, in which our companeros Ignacio Reyes, Teodoro Acosta, Siriaco Munozm Raul Castillo and Jose Luis Sauceda were assassinated”, the FNRP said in a November 16 statement. All of those killed were members of the Campesino Movement of Aguan (MCA). The campesino activists were killed by assassins hired by pro-US oligarch Miguel Facusse, who helped fund the coup that overthrew president Manuel Zelaya last year. Zelaya, who is now in exile in the Dominican Republic, had begun a process of land reform to the benefit of landless farmers.
The FNRP said Facusse “has contracted hundreds of assassins, including Colombian paramilitary advisors, to expel and massacre the peasants who are the legitimate owners of the land”.
The FNRP said President Porfirio Lobo, who “won” fraudulent elections organised by the coup regime, was “complicit in this crime; this is a fact confirmed by the delay by the authorities in stopping the aggression against the campesinos and the tolerance shown by the armed forces, the police and the justice officials of the region in the face of [Facusse’s] recurrent crimes”. Zelaya, who is also FNRP general coordinator, wrote a letter on November 17 in solidarity with the MCA and “all of the Honduran people who are afflicted by the poverty and death imposed by this system based on profit and sustained from the spheres of power in Washington”.
Zelaya said: “The United States issued a statement yesterday celebrating the massive increase of a military presence in the zone, and even having the nerve to insinuate that the fallen were not peasants … “How long must we bear the assassination of Hondurans in the name of private property? These are cowardly acts that apart from serving an unlimited and uncontrollable militarization of the state, [and] repression, persecution; assassinations, and massacres, are part of a strategy to eliminate the real opposition in the country … “The people have a right to self defence … The murderous actions against the people cannot be left unpunished.”

Both of the Korean governments nearly united during the 1990's like Germany did... instead they didn't, because it seemed profitable to keep North Korea like a sword over China's prosperity... easily excitable, a war in Korea would disrupt China's new found status as THE World Power.
Fuck their fascist governments, SAVE THE KOREAN PEOPLE!!!
Note: In the following articles, the acronyms are -
ROK = South Korea
DPRK = North Korea

2010-11-26 "North Korea attacks South Korea…or is it the other way around?"
If you read Mark McDonald’s article in The New York Times, “‘Crisis Status’ in South Korea After North Shells Island”, the answer depends on whether you paid attention to the headline, the expert commentary, and the tone of the article, or whether you paid attention to the facts. If you paid attention to the former then North Korea attacked South Korea. If you paid attention to the latter, the opposite is true. Here are the facts McDonald reported.
- 70,000 South Korean troops were beginning a military drill…sharply criticized by Pyongyang as “simulating an invasion of the North” and “a means to provoke a war.”
- ROK artillery units fired toward the DPRK from a battery close to the North Korean coast. The South acknowledges firing the shots.
- The DPRK replied. [by shooting at another island]
Shouldn’t the headline read: ‘Crisis Status’ in North Korea after South Korea Mobilizes 70,000 Troops and Shells the North’?

2010-11-27 "ILPS Condemns War Provocations by the US, SoKor Puppets vs NoKor" by Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle:
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent and ongoing provocations being made by the US and the South Korean puppet government against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
We refer to the mobilization of 70,000 troops for a week of military maneuvers just off the border of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea [DPRK] in order to simulate an invasion of the DPRK since November 23.
The South Korean puppet forces fired many shells into territorial waters of the DPRK on November 23 at 1:00 p.m. Only after an hour and a half later did the DPRK retaliate in self-defense by firing shells at the Yonphyong Islet held by South Korea.
The South Korean puppet forces have made the provocations obviously at the instigation of the US. US officials and mass media have misrepresented the DPRK as the one making the provocations and have quickly beaten the war drums for the deployment of the US forces and weapons of mass destruction against the DPRK.
In a far bigger act of war provocation, the US has announced plans to send the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington and its battle group including war ships, destroyers and hundreds of fighter jets into the area to participate in new military exercises to threaten the DPRK.
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Philippine Islands:
chart from [], information current as of 2010-11-26
News coverage describing the process of Fascism in the Republic of the Philippines has been heavily censored in North American media. Government Death Squads!
Political Assassinations! Secession!! Peoples' War!! Intifada and Jihad!! USA military occupation!!! The Philippines is a petri-dish of multi-task black-ops. 'nuff said!

2010-11-27 "Filipino Journalists Face Another Form of Impunity: Violation of Labor Rights" by Ronalyn Olea

MANILA – Contrary to perceptions that journalists enjoy glitz and glamour, journalists and media workers suffer the same job insecurity and appalling conditions no different from other Filipino workers. In a speech at the seventh Congress of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), labor lawyer Nitz Mahinay said there is impunity not only in the killing of journalists but also in the violation of their rights to self-organization and job security. Mahinay noted that contractualization in the Philippine media industry has become rampant. The use of in-house manpower agencies owned by the principal employer is one of the latest tactics employed against media workers. Such is the case of the ABS-CBN Internal Job Market (IJM) employees. Despite the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) decision in favor of the workers, the ABS-CBN management did not reinstate the dismissed workers and even continues to retrench them.
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