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Happy Halloween from the Most Violent Ruling Class in Human History

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  • “US intelligence increasingly became a training ground for willing mercenaries to earn Western cash by creating bloody social strife in all corners of the world.” 
  • “The US ruling class is at war with exploited peoples everywhere.”
  • “The Terrorists R Us.”

Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report

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Bomb%20with%20US%20Flag.jpgWed, 10/29/2014 The hysteria around the Ebola virus and ISIS has rebooted the fear that so torments the American psyche. Washington and the corporate media have done a masterful job hiding the truth behind both matters. US imperialism is indeed responsible for these debacles, neither of which has to exist at all. Ebola can be treated medically and the end of neo-colonialism in Africa would go a long way toward this end. ISIS's stream of arms, funds, and intelligence assets come directly from the Gulf monarchies, Turkey, Israel, and the United States itself. With Halloween approaching, it is more apparent than ever that the horror stories emanating from the corporate media will not stop until there is a mass understanding of the source of the overall nightmare: the US ruling class.

In George Jackson's seminal text and manifesto, Blood in my Eye, the revolutionary author rightfully explains that the US "is a huge nation dominated by the most reactionary and violent ruling class in the history of the world, where the majority of the people just simply cannot understand that they are existing on the misery and discomfort of the world." Jackson wrote this behind prison walls after the US anti-war movement had conducted mass protests against the US invasion of Vietnam. The Black Panther Party helped lead the anti-imperialist social movement that taught thousands of Americans what the US war machine was all about. Draft cards were burned, universities were shut down, and millions took to the streets. However, after the Vietnamese struggled to independence and the US government ended the draft, US imperialism made changes to the nature of war in ways that the American left has yet to recover from. 

Danny Haiphong is an organizer and case manager in the Boston area.

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Related: 

“The Terrorists R Us.” Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research

  • The Islamic State “Big Lie”
  • The Criminalization of the United Nations
  • What To Do About ISIS

 

 

Communities in Resistance: Presentes!

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  • Converge on Ft. Benning, GA
  • November 21-23, 2014

SOA Watch

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522.jpg Join thousands at SOA Watch's 25th anniversary Vigil at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia, where we will remember the martyrs and denounce continued SOA violence against our brothers and sisters in Latin America.

Friday:
Workshops, Plenary & Concert
Saturday:
Stewart Detention Center Vigil, Saturday Rally at the Gates of Fort Benning with speakers & musicians, Workshops & Concert
Sunday: Vigil & solemn funeral procession 

Full schedule of events
Call 202-234-3440 for more information

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Jesuit massacre in El Salvador.

In spite of US efforts, the Salvadoran government is today led by a former FMLN guerilla fighter, and the country is shifting away from iron fist policies, toward participation- based community models for violence prevention and law Converge%20on%20Benning%202014.jpgenforcement. However, US-supported political repression not a thing of the past, but a grim reality today in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and in many other places. The School of the Americas continues to train repressive militaries, now under the name of Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. The repression continues so the Resistance can't stop. Join us from November 21-23, 2014 at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia to speak out against empire and militarization. Be part of creating a new culture of justice. Stand up for dignity, and self-determination.

During this 25th annual November Vigil, we will emphasize on the connections between the past and the present by focusing on the ways in which the SOA violence of today continues to be just as real and destructive as it was when the school was first created in 1946. Events in countries like Honduras, Colombia and Mexico are perfect examples of that and we will focus our attention on the parallels between the repression of popular movements in Latin America and the criminalization of communities of color and social movements in the United States. Also, we seek to expose SOA violence, in conjununction with U.S. foreign policy and free trade agreements, as major factors for understanding the root causes of migration from Latin America to the U.S.

Full story … See you from November 21-23, 2014 at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia

 

Related:

Overthrowing Other People’s Governments, William Blum, Global Research

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  • The Master List of U.S. “Regime Changes”
  • “The Terrorists R Us”
  • Gary Kohls' Submission Notes on Overthrowing Other People’s Governments

In U.N. Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

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  • We broadcast the speech of world-renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky, who recently spoke in the hall of the U.N. General Assembly "The pattern that was set in January 1976 continues to the present," said Chomsky. "Israel, with the unremitting and decisive support of the United States — military, economic, diplomatic and ideological, for many years has been devoting extensive resources to ensuring a settlement of these terms will not be implemented ."
  • “The Terrorists R Us.”

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

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Bomb%20with%20US%20Flag.jpgWednesday, October 22, 2014 | Amy Goodman: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday he is setting up an investigation into the attacks on U.N. facilities during Israel’s recent assault on Gaza. Some 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilian, were killed in the conflict, along with 67 Israeli soldiers and six civilians in Israel.

Well, today we spend the hour with Professor Noam Chomsky, world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author. He’s Institute Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he’s taught for more than half a century. In a rare event that took place last Tuesday, 800 people packed the hall of the U.N. General Assembly to see Noam Chomsky—ambassadors and the public from around the world. The event was hosted by the [Committee on the] Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. Noam Chomsky gave a major address, and I followed with a public interview. First, the speech.

Amy Goodman is an American award-winning broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author. Goodman's investigative journalism career includes coverage of the East Timor independence movement and Chevron Corporation's role in Nigeria.

Full story … 

Related:

“The Terrorists R Us.” Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research

  • The Islamic State “Big Lie”
  • The Criminalization of the United Nations
  • What To Do About ISIS

 

Special Project | US Wars and Covert Actions Around the World: Week Ending October 12, 2014

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 (Ismael Mohamad / United Press International)

  • For decades beginning during the Cold War, US policy in the Islamic world has been aimed at suppressing secular reformist and leftist movements. Beginning with the CIA-engineered coup against a secular democratic reform government in Iran in 1953 (it was about oil), Washington has propped up dictators, coaching these regimes in the black arts of torture and mayhem against secular liberals and the left. 
  • 10 New Items including:
    • Overthrowing Other People’s Governments
    • Iraq: Here come the boots, ignoring the consequences
    • America Created Al-Qaeda And The ISIS Terror Group
    • “The Terrorists R Us.”
    • Who profits from our new war
    • American warmongers’ fatal conceit: The massive insecurity behind their calls for blood
    • Forgetting Cheney’s Legacy of Lies
    • What To Do About ISIS
    • Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed
    • Ignorance of History, and Its Price

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

Milt Priggee

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Overthrowing Other People’s Governments, William Blum, Global Research 

  • The Master List of U.S. “Regime Changes”
  • “The Terrorists R Us”
  • Gary Kohls' Submission Notes on Overthrowing Other People’s Governments

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Iraq: Here come the boots, ignoring the consequences, Mike Prysner and James Circello, ANSWER Coalition

Just like that, those year-long Iraq deployments are back

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America Created Al-Qaeda And The ISIS Terror Group, Garikai Chengu, Countercurrents.org

  • Truth is, the only way America can win the “War On Terror” is if it stops giving terrorists the motivation and the resources to attack America. Terrorism is the symptom; American imperialism in the Middle East is the cancer. Put simply, the War on Terror is terrorism; only, it is conducted on a much larger scale by people with jets and missiles.
  • “The Terrorists R Us.”
  • Why Do Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone Killings?

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“The Terrorists R Us.” Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research

  • The Islamic State “Big Lie”
  • The Criminalization of the United Nations
  • What To Do About ISIS

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Who profits from our new war? Tim Shorrock, Salon

  • A massive war operation is being waged to track and kill ISIS -- and it's a lot more than cruise missiles
  • Inside NSA and private contractors’ secret plans
  • America Invents Enemies

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Daryl Cagle

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American warmongers’ fatal conceit: The massive insecurity behind their calls for blood, Elias Isquith, Salon

  • The neoconservative "do something" crowd are really "Know Nothings" -- and fatally misread the decade after 9/11
  • Forgetting Cheney’s Legacy of Lies

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Forgetting Cheney’s Legacy of Lies, Ray McGovern, Consortium News 

  • The neocons – aided by their “liberal interventionist” allies and the U.S. mainstream media – are building new “group thinks” on the Middle East and Ukraine with many Americans having forgotten how they were duped into war a dozen years ago.
  • What To Do About ISIS

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What To Do About ISIS, David Swanson, World Beyond War

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  • The first thing to do differently going forward: stop bombing nations into ruins, and stop shipping weapons into the area you’ve left in chaos.  
  • Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed

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Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed, Patrick Cockburn, TomDispatch

  • Washington is escaping the blame for the rise of ISIS by putting it all on the Iraqi government when, in fact, the U.S. actually created a situation where ISIS can survive and even flourish.
  • How to Ensure a Thriving Caliphate
  • The Rise of ISIS
  • The Engineered Destruction and Political Fragmentation of Iraq

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Ignorance of History, and Its Price, Gary Hart, Huffington Post

"All that is history" is the casual way of dismissing uncomfortable truths -- that is, until those truths come back to haunt us. It is a pity George W. Bush had not studied more history. But the lessons of history are best learned before, not after, becoming president.

 

Overthrowing Other People’s Governments

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  • The Master List of U.S. “Regime Changes”
  • “The Terrorists R Us”
  • Gary Kohls' Submission Notes on Overthrowing Other People’s Governments

William Blum, Global Research 

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Gary G. Kohls

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US_DeclineandFalloftheAmericanEmpire-400x256.jpgSeptember 10, 2014 | Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government)

William Blum is an author, historian, and renowned critic of U.S. foreign policy. He is the author of Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II and Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower, among others.

Full story … 

Related:

“The Terrorists R Us,” Michel Chossudovsky Global Research

  • The Islamic State “Big Lie”
  • The Criminalization of the United Nations
  • What To Do About ISIS

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Gary Kohls' Submission Notes on Overthrowing Other People’s Governments, Gary G. Kohls

Bomb%20with%20US%20Flag.jpgSeptember 11, 2014 | Before reading the article further below about the nations American has violently over-thrown, watch the disturbing 2007 video segment from a DemocracyNow! interview (conducted by Amy Goodman – the transcript is available at http://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166) with retired 4 Star US Army General Wesley Clark. Clark is describing an interaction with another general at the Pentagon only weeks after 9/11/01. He revealed the (Cheney/Bush administration) Pentagon’s secret plan to “take out” 7 nations in 5 years, starting with Iraq, followed by  Syria, Lebanon, Lybia, Somalia, Sudan and Iran.

Watch it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXS3vW47mOE and then read ... the master list of America’s coups/regime changes of foreign governments since WWII, (thus not mentioning what the US had already done to the native Americans, Tripoli, Mexico, the Caribbean island nations, Colombia, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Honduras, China, the Philippines, etc, etc – or what US Marine General Smedley Butler wrote about in his 1935 classic, “War Is a Racket”, where he said, "I helped make Mexico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested." “ I was a high class muscle man for Big Business, Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism."

And then, after reading these items, start supporting, working for and voting for the most anti-militarism , anti-imperialist political parties and candidates that you can (which, incidentally, eliminates every single Republican and the vast majority of Democrats).

Supporting antiwar parties and anti-imperialist candidates limits us voters to Green Party candidates, a few rare, dissenting Democrats and a few of the pure Libertarian/Ayn Rand devotee candidates (the latter of which are, tragically, also strongly pro-corporate, pro-wealth disparity, pro-unfettered capitalist, anti-environmentalist and are also against governments helping the oppressed, disabled and the poor).

Here is the article. Read it and weep for America. Gary

Iraq: Here come the boots, ignoring the consequences

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Just like that, those year-long Iraq deployments are back

Mike Prysner and James Circello, ANSWER Coalition

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big-red-one.jpgSeptember 27, 2014 | As Iraq war veterans, it is almost surreal watching the rapid unfolding events that has brought us, again, into an occupation of Iraq, with no discussion about the potential consequences for soldiers and our families.

The deployment of regular Army “boots on the ground” has begun—and looks poised to grow.

Mike Prysner and James Circello are former non-commissioned officers in the U.S. Army, who served together in the 173rd Airborne Brigade during the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

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America Created Al-Qaeda And The ISIS Terror Group

  • Truth is, the only way America can win the “War On Terror” is if it stops giving terrorists the motivation and the resources to attack America. Terrorism is the symptom; American imperialism in the Middle East is the cancer. Put simply, the War on Terror is terrorism; only, it is conducted on a much larger scale by people with jets and missiles.
  • “The Terrorists R Us.”
  • Why Do Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone Killings?

Garikai Chengu, Countercurrents.org

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Bomb%20with%20US%20Flag.jpg19 September, 2014 | Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran's growing influence in the region.

The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.

Garikai Chengu is a research scholar at Harvard University.

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Related:

“The Terrorists R Us.” Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research

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  • The Islamic State “Big Lie”
  • The Criminalization of the United Nations
  • What To Do About ISIS

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Why Do Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone Killings? Coleen Rowley, Huffington Post

  • People … resent being told how they are constantly duped into this perpetual war that makes them less and less safe. But hopefully, more people will wise up to this psychological manipulation.
  • American warmongers’ fatal conceit: The massive insecurity behind their calls for blood

 

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