Tuesday, October 29, 2013

13-10-30 Inside Job (movie) - out of control banks caused the global depression

Joseph Zernik's photo.
'Inside Job' provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. The film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.

13-10-30 PALESTINE: Marwan Barghouti - Palestine's Mandela

Marwan Barghouti's popularity can give new momentum to the Palestinian struggle.

13-10-30 US: DRONES!

"She Was Exploded to Pieces" Survivors of Drone Strike in Pakistan Testify to Members of Congress
By Alex Kane, AlterNet
The hearing convened by Rep. Alan Grayson marked the first time that drone strike victims told their stories to U.S. politicians in an official capacity. READ MORE»

13-10-30 US: NSA Stores Data to Target Any Citizen at Any Time - Greenwald

Finally, we are getting to the point!  A real police state!  jz

NSA Stores Data to Target Any Citizen at Any Time - Greenwald
The current revelations on the NSA's spying are just the tip of the iceberg and affect "almost every country in the world," said Glenn Greenwald. He stressed the NSA stores data for "as long as it can," so they can target a citizen whenever they want.

13-09-29 Hello world!

10/29 @ 7:16 : India, IN
10/29 @ 6:05 : Onzonilla, ES
10/29 @ 5:38 : Mountain View, California, US
10/29 @ 5:05 : Jerusalem, IL
10/29 @ 4:53 : United States, US
10/29 @ 3:51 : Bangalore, IN
10/29 @ 3:26 : Johor, MY
10/29 @ 2:27 : Chennai, IN
10/29 @ 12:46 : United Kingdom, GB
10/29 @ 11:24 : Tel Aviv, IL

13-10-29 ISRAEL: Author Max Blumenthal Offers Unfiltered View Into Israel's Commitment to Ethnic Supremacy

Most Israelis, who live inside the 1947 borders, are in denial, and media in Israel spare them detailed reporting on what takes place in Palestine.
Haaretz daily is a notable exception.  Yesterday, it reported recent secret memos of senior IDF officers, pertaining to Jewish on Arab violence incidents in the Palestinian territories. The memos also noted their relief that Israeli media did not report the same.  Many of the recent incidents in such memos involved burning, destruction of Palestinian olive groves, denying access to water sources, and vandalism against mosques and other property with hate graffiti.
The olive groves defined the traditional Palestinian landscape.  A recent Palestinian report claimed that during Israeli occupation (since 1967) 800,000 trees were destroyed.  The number initially appeared fabricated.  However, since a recent report in Haaretz described the destruction of 400 trees in one incident, the number may be real or close to reality... jz
Rania Khalek, Truthout: In his new book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, award-winning journalist Max Blumenthal goes deep inside Israeli society, exposing Israel as a racist colonizer that more closely resembles the American Jim Crow South and Apartheid South Africa than a modern-day democracy.
Read the Article

13-10-29 US/ISRAEL: Fabricating NSA news on Merkel, Obama

Who do you believe???
  • Russia Today published it first, and German media and independent UK media followed: Obama knew for years that Merkel was targeted by NSA and approved it.
  • Today, Wall Street Journal and the Jerusalem Post prominently publish the opposite: As soon as Obama learned about it, he ordered it to be stopped. 
[1] Obama Unaware as U.S. Spied on World Leaders: Officials_WSJ
[2] NSA Denies Obama Knew About Merkel Surveillance_ Israel.com
[3] ראש הסוכנות לביטחון לאומי: אובמה לא היה מעודכן בהאזנות למרקל | News247
[4] Obama ‘knew and approved’ NSA spying on Chancellor Merkel – report_Russia Today
[5] German paper says Obama aware of spying on Merkel since 2010 _ Reuters

13-10-29 US: Alabama-based investigative journalist "Legal Schnauzer" Roger Shuler was arrested.

Wishing Roger Shuler speedy recovery!
I have been in touch with "Legal Schnauzer", Roger Shuler since 2007. And only a couple of weeks ago I wrote to him to ask if he is still home and safe in Alabama, since I had to escape from California, when the threat to my life became clear and imminent.
Shuler was confident that he was safe at home, just a couple of weeks ago...  jz
General News 

Andrew Kreig: Alabama Journalist Roger Shuler Beaten and Arrested!

By  (about the author)  opednews.com

Shuler after arrest by Shelby County, Alabama
My guest today is Justice Integrity Project's Andrew Kreig. Welcome back to OpEdNews, Andrew.  
JB: I just saw a headline that  Alabama-based investigative journalist Legal Schnauzer, Roger Shuler was arrested.  What can you tell us about this upsetting turn of events?
AK: Joan, thanks so much for having me back. This is a breaking news story that is both dramatic and important to every reader concerned about justice and the First Amendment. 
Roger Shuler, the prominent progressive blogger whose columns frequently appear in OEN,  was arrested and beaten by Shelby County sheriff's deputies at his Alabama garage upon returning home about 6 p.m. Oct. 23 from the local library. Roger faces a resisting arrest charge stemming from his refusal to obey a judge's order to stop writing about an affair he alleges involved Robert Riley Jr., a well-connected attorney who is part of Alabama's most prominent political family. 
Later, authorities were holding Shuler indefinitely on two contempt of court charges issued by a judge in what seems like a "kangaroo court." There's no bond available. Also, Roger must post a $1,000 bond on his charge of resisting arrest for a struggle that occurred in his garage, which is attached to his home in Birmingham.
But there are much larger free press issues at stake than simply his freedom, or that of his wife, Carol.