Saturday, September 04, 2004

Biggest Pay Cut in U.S. History 

A Media Blackout: Media Miss Story of Biggest Pay Cut in U.S. History
On August 23, the Bush Administration's Department of Labor eliminated the right to time-and-a-half pay for overtime work for millions of Americans in what amounted to the biggest pay cut in American history. The facts that should have made that statement a headline in every paper in the country were easily obtainable. Reporters had had months in which to review the changes. Experts had written helpful analyses. The specific ways in which various categories of workers were being stripped of their rights would have been no secret to a sixth grader with internet access writing a report for school.

What really happened on 9/11/01? Why did the U.S. chain of command go missing? Why no air defense response? What about early warnings from foreign governments? Who financed the attacks? The U.S. government never answered these questions, but marched unconstrained into an open-ended "war on terror," invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq planned and prepared in advance of 9/11/01, and a radical redefinition of American life.

TREASON: National Security Presidential Directives (NSPD)

Neocons Preparing the Sequel to Plan of Attack
You might want to re-read Bob Woodward's Plan of Attack now that you know the FBI has been attempting for at least two years to determine whether or not the development of that plan and/or associated National Security Presidential Directives (NSPD) involved any acts of treason.

Rothschild Targets Putin and Bush-Cheney
Recent events reflect a battle that could derail the Rothschilds' plan for a Third World War by 2012, according to British-based intelligence analyst Tim Rifat.

The Top 25 Censored News Stories
Sonoma State University's student run media research group Project Censored announces the release of its annual publication, Censored 2005, a compilation of the year's 25 most significant news stories that were overlooked or under-reported by the country's major national news media, as well as chapters on the grass roots media democracy, media ownership maps, real news about US involvement in Palestine, Haiti, Iraq, and more.

'Soul of Germany' is devastated by blaze
Hundreds of thousands of priceless antique books were feared destroyed or badly damaged yesterday by a fire that swept through a 16th century German palace.

Deadly attacks in Russia are very suspect
BESLAN, Russia (AFP) - Russia was plunged into mourning at the brutal and bloody end to a three-day school siege which left over 300 children and adults dead, and many of the 1,000 hostages lying injured in hospital.

Project Censored 2005
Project Censored 2005

New US immigration controls increase difficulty for Irish to return home
Strict new US immigration controls introduced next month will make it very difficult for 50,000 undocumented Irish residents to leave the country, because they won't be able to return to the US, Fine Gael TD Jimmy Deenihan has warned today (Thursday).

Source: Israeli Spy Probe Ongoing Since 2001 Bush administration briefed about spy probe early
President Bush's national security adviser, Condoleeza Rice, and her top deputy, Stephen Hadley, were informed of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee probe not long after Bush took office in 2001, according to two administration officials speaking on condition of anonymity because of the matter's sensitivity.

An expert on U.S.–Israeli relations reveals details from his recent visit with the FBI
In May, Stephen Green was hard at work campaigning for a seat in Vermont's House of Representatives when he got a phone call. The last person the 64-year-old former United Nations official, then preoccupied with health-care policy issues, expected to hear from was an FBI agent, who asked if he could come to Washington to chat with him about the history of Israeli espionage efforts against the United States.

Hearing spotlights government ‘secrets’
A former dictator's cocktail preferences and a facetious plot against Santa Claus were classified by the government to prevent public disclosure

Kerry Wants Broader Effort by Bush on Crisis in Sudan
Senator John Kerry called on President Bush on Thursday to take the lead in stopping the killing of civilians in the Darfur region of Sudan by declaring it a genocide, pushing for tough United Nations sanctions on the government, backing the deployment of an international force and raising money for relief aid.

The Bush Neo-Cons and Israel
Since 9-11, a small group of "neo-conservatives" in the Administration have effectively gutted--they would say reformed--traditional American foreign and security policy.

Bush's camp may cut 1 debate
Bush scared to debate.

Mary Cheney's sad "Fuck You"
So Mary Cheney not only didn't appear on stage tonight after the president spoke, even though her entire family DID appear, but according to the New York Times SHE WASN'T EVEN SITTING IN HER FATHER'S BOX DURING BUSH'S SPEECH. Presumably, that means Mary didn't even attend Bush's speech at all.

Document Reveals Mr. Bush Took Aim at Iraqi Oil Before the 2000 Election
Answers Why Mr. Cheney Has Fought So Hard to Keep Secrets.

Oil worries lubricate South China Sea pact
Soaring oil prices have raised the stakes in China's game of brinkmanship over the hotly disputed Spratly Islands, with the Philippines this week becoming the first rival claimant to break ranks.

A Hollinger lawsuit seeks to recover $1.25 billion from Conrad M. Black and others-Richard N. Perle Stole $4.5 Million
It cites, among other examples, Lord Black's use of the corporate plane for a 10-day vacation to Bora Bora at a cost to the company of more than $250,000, while expensing the $90,000 refurbishing of his Rolls-Royce. Lord Black also charged Hollinger International for a $42,870 birthday party for his wife, Barbara Amiel Black, at the Manhattan restaurant La Grenouille, with a guest list that included Barbara Walters, Peter Jennings and Charlie Rose; "summer drinks that cost $24,950; and 80 percent, or $28,480, of the cost of three dinners for Henry A. Kissinger and his wife, Nancy. (Mr. Kissinger was a Hollinger board member.)

Alex Jones on C-Span
C-Span didn't know what they had let themselves in for! Alex had 20 seconds to get the key points out before they might have tried to cut him off and he did it in style with perfect clarity and confidence.

Friday, September 03, 2004

America the Beautiful 

Judge fines NYC over protester detentions
City appeals, saying 1,100 arrests Tuesday overwhelmed system.

Bin Laden's wealth not the force behind 9/11
Recent investigations into al Qaeda, including by the September 11 commission, have substantially altered the commonly held view that Osama bin Laden's inheritance and massive fortune are being used to finance his international terror operations.

First pictures from inside Pier 57
Add it to the every-growing list of stories broken by Indymedia first over the last week: We have acquired the first photos from inside Pier 57. Only two are published now; there are more that will be published as soon as possible.

Camps for Citizens: Ashcroft's Hellish Vision - Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft's announced desire for camps for U.S. citizens he deems to be "enemy combatants" has moved him from merely being a political embarrassment to being a constitutional menace
Ashcroft's plan, disclosed last week but little publicized, would allow him to order the indefinite incarceration of U.S. citizens and summarily strip them of their constitutional rights and access to the courts by declaring them enemy combatants.

Activists Disrupt Bush's speech
At least two activists have been seen being carried out of the RNC after causing separate disturbances during Bushie's speech. Anyone know anything about these two? What group, who they are?

Congressman: Egypt preparing for war with Israel
Egypt’s military buildup in preparation for a future war with Israel can and must be halted by cutting off US aid to Cairo, Congressman Tom Lantos said this week

Your financial secrets are headed overseas
As many as 500,000 U.S. tax returns could be prepared in India next year, says tax outsourcing expert Gary Boomer of Boomer Consulting in Manhattan, Kan. That’s up from about 25,000 in the 2002 tax year and 100,000 for 2003. The individual and business returns come from a wide range of U.S. sources, from single-CPA offices to Big Four accounting firms, including Ernst & Young and Deloitte.

What follows is the original article I wrote when the news story first broke regarding the existence of a system to tap into any phone in America built into the surveillance system used by law enforcement authorities. Several cases were cited where investigations ranging from drug running and money laundering to the events of 9/11 had been compromised by leaks from the company that operated the phone taps as well as phone data from an associated company that handles billing services for almost every phone in America.

Reliable Ally Strikes Again. Israeli espionage and national security
The FBI says it has found a Pentagon employee who has been slipping secrets about Iran to the Israelis.

NPR's Growing Clout Alarms Member Stations
Long time listeners have wondered why NPR has started cheering on the war. It may lie with a huge cash infusion from a single donor.

Widow's Story Contradicts Bush
In fact, Linda Allison's late husband told her that "the younger Bush had become a political liability for his father, who was then the United States ambassador to the United Nations, and the family wanted him out of Texas."

NPR Leads the Charge to War (with Iran)
Listeners to National Public Radio are increasingly apt to criticize the “rightward shift” in the station’s news coverage. The August 30 “Morning Edition” program, however, reached a new low for slanted journalism and for making the Bush Administration’s case for war with Iran.

The Bush Neo-Cons and Israel
Since 9-11, a small group of "neo-conservatives" in the Administration have effectively gutted--they would say reformed--traditional American foreign and security policy.

The Twin Deficits: Myths and Truths
Open the business section of a newspaper today and you are likely to find some mention of (a) America’s wide trade gap; (b) the increasing Federal budget deficit; and often (c) the two of these, yoked together as ‘The Twin Deficit" problem.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Welcome to Soviet AmerCIA the land where people are disappearing 

Guantanamo On the Hudson: Detained RNC Protesters Describe Prison Conditions
We speak with detained protesters being held at New York's temporary holding facility, Pier 57. They describe the conditions of the holding facility saying it is crowded, dirty and contaminated with oil, causing rashes. And we speak with the lead organizer of the National Lawyers Guild's campaign to protect the rights of protesters.



Wednesday, September 01, 2004


How George Bush and his Republicans mobilized half a million people
Streets of Rage.

Police arrest 1,100 people in protests
Suspect taken into custody in beating of detective.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Republican National Convention: ENTER CASE # 22127 

Half of New Yorkers Believe US Leaders Had Foreknowledge of Impending 9-11 Attacks and “Consciously Failed” To Act; 66% Call For New Probe of Unanswered Questions by Congress or New York’s Attorney General, New Zogby International Poll Reveals
US Leaders Had Foreknowledge.

US, Russia Top List of Weapons Dealers
US, Russia Top List of Weapons Dealers.

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