Saturday, September 30, 2006

Day of Mass Resistance

A US campaign to drive out the Bush regime is holding a Day of Mass Resistance on October 5th: no school, no work.

Here's a list of the events organised throughout America on that day - The World Can't Wait.

Keep an Eye on Your Neighbour

How to help the police in spotting cannabis farms -

"According to the police, hundreds of Britain's homes have been transformed into secret 'cannabis factories'. Criminal gangs are refitting ordinary suburban residences in order to cultivate a powerful and lucrative form of cannabis known as 'skunk', which is associated with depression, anxiety and being very, very high*.

In an attempt to combat the problem, police are asking suburbanites to keep an eye out for pot-growing neighbours. But how can you tell if next door has been transformed into a skunk farm?"
Here's how, read: Do you have a pot farm next door?

* Depression? - never. Anxiety? - best avoided. Very, very high? - no complaints.
Criminal gangs? - see World Drug Report below, "a vast army of small growers".


4% of Humanity Stoned

The following day's Guardian carried this story:

The UNODC 2006 World Drug Report report systematically undermines the logic of treating cannabis cultivation and consumption as serious problems.
"Telling us that cannabis is a relatively harmless and inexpensive intoxicant, the report presents statistics that the drug is grown and consumed everywhere and in very impressive quantities. Based on public polling data from 134 countries, the report explains that an estimated 4% of humanity enjoys the planet's most popular illicit drug. Given the understandable reluctance of respondents in many societies to answer pollsters' questions about their illicit drug use, the survey's findings are probably too conservative. Even so, 4% of humanity is 162 million people - a number equivalent to the entire population of the UK, Germany and Sweden. In a style akin to what's what in the cannabis world we hear that it is relatively inexpensive in Kazakhstan, where 'as much as 400,000 hectares of cannabis grow wild'. 'Swaziland is known for producing high-quality cannabis,' according to the report, while, 'Malawi is ... world renowned for the quality of its cannabis.'

With the UNODC, providing evidence that an inexpensive and harmless recreational drug continues to be consumed by at least one in 25 people on the planet, and that it is supplied by a vast army of small growers with economic activity of an enormous scale, one would think that even the most gung-ho politician would realise that cannabis prohibition is a failed policy."
Here's the report: World Drug Report (it's quite thick).

A Real-Life American Beauty

You will undoubtedly have seen the superb film, 'American Beauty'. You will probably remember the too-extreme anti-gay Colonel next door.

Here's a real-life character, Dr Paul Cameron, on whom the Colonel's part could have been modelled -
The Daily Show's Jason Jones On Gays in the Military.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

We promised we wouldn't forget

If you're not well up on the tactics of the Nazis in 1930s Germany, this 1947 film will get you up to date, make you aware, and perhaps help save us from going through it all again -
Don't Be a Sucker (17 minutes)

The 'Truth' Can Be Painful

The stun belt in the courtroom.

Zacarias Moussaoui is the only person so far charged in connection with the 9/11 attacks.

This short MSNBC video report discusses Moussaoui's sudden and surprising confession: The only 911 Trial is a hoax.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Having Your Chip Turned Off

Even deeper into the rabbit hole...

Under the blanket of fear we are moving towards a society of 'chipped' people.

First, chips in our driving licences, then passports/ID cards, then inside our bodies.
In a cashless society, if your chip is turned off you can't buy food, you can't pay your bills and you can't leave*. You will have somewhere to go though - apparently there are internment camps currently being built all over America**.

That's just a small part of the frightening information revealed by Aaron Russo, talking about his new film 'America: Freedom to Fascism', in this excellent video interview.

* More about the implanted chip: IBM, Verichip and the Fourth Reich.
** FEMA camp(?), Beech Grove. (The portent of this video is very scary.)

Friday, September 22, 2006

Following the White Rabbit

Take the blue pill
Take the red pill
Believe whatever
you want to believe
See how deep the
rabbit hole goes
whateverthe rabbit hole

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Looking down the barrel of a Smoking Gun

9/11 experts debunked. A new 9/11 video, released 15th September 2006, answers the 'explanations' put out by the experts who have tried to debunk 'Loose Change'.

The new video: 9/11 Mysteries.

The images above, taken from the film, show:
At left. A 'shape charge'. This is how explosive is fastened around a steel girder to cut it through. The angled cut is used so that the cut girder will slide down.

At right: Part of a core column left standing after the collapse of the WTC. The hardened once-liquid metal is a symptom of thermite use.
If you don't think it was possible for anyone to have been able to set up such a system of explosives, you'd better watch the video.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

'An Orwellian Pantomime'

In the style of 'Loose Change', which shows the 9/11 cover up, a video has just been released which examines the London Bombings of 7/7/05 - 'Ludicrous Diversion'.

The video also highlights the 'Inquiries Act 2005', which means that enquiries are controlled by the very people they should be investigating. It has been described as 'the Public Enquiries Cover-Up Bill'. Here's how it goes -
Inquiries Act 2005

4. Appointment of inquiry panel

(1) Each member of an inquiry panel is to be appointed by the Minister by an instrument in writing.

(2) The instrument appointing the chairman must state that the inquiry is to be held under this Act.

(3) Before appointing a member to the inquiry panel (otherwise than as chairman) the Minister must consult the person he has appointed, or proposes to appoint, as chairman.
To see how this works in practice, take a look at the Report of the Official Account of the Bombings in London on 7th July 2005.

Of course, if you watched the video on the previous post, '9/11: Press for Truth', you'll already have seen how this kind of inquiry works in practice.

Extracting the Urine

Watch how the relatives of the victims of the 9/11 attacks get stuffed by their government in their attempt to have an honest enquiry into 9/11 - an enquiry headed by Philip Zelikow, Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, Bush's close confederate and the planner of the Iraq war strategy.

See how Bush and Cheney insist on testifying together, not under oath, and in secret with only Zelikow and one other member of the commission, who was selected by Bush and Cheney. Where I come from, we call this 'taking the piss'.

Watch the video: 9/11: Press for Truth

Thursday, September 14, 2006

An "outrageous and dishonest" Report

In today's Washington Post:
"UN inspectors investigating Iran's nuclear program angrily complained to the Bush administration and to a Republican congressman yesterday about a recent House committee report on Iran's capabilities, calling parts of the document 'outrageous and dishonest' and offering evidence to refute its central claims.

Officials of the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency said in a letter that the report contained some 'erroneous, misleading and unsubstantiated statements'."

"'This is like prewar Iraq all over again,' said David Albright, a former nuclear inspector who is president of the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security. 'You have an Iranian nuclear threat that is spun up, using bad information that's cherry-picked and a report that trashes the inspectors.'"

An American Jew in Israel

Jack Bernstein's 1985 book gives no sources for confirmation. Nonetheless, it is written from the heart by someone with personal experience, and has much bearing on current world events.

Read online:
The Life of an American Jew in Racist Marxist Israel


Apartheid in Israel. How Israel makes its land grab secure.
A video you won't see on mainstream TV: The Iron Wall
(It's important to understand the difference between Zionism and Judaism as explained by Jack Bernstein above.)

George Galloway

This is that clip, which you may have seen, of Galloway demonstrating how to handle a Sky News interviewer:
On Google Video
On YouTube

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Another Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore's film on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth, receives a glowing review in today's UK Guardian.

Commenting on the review, an Australian says:
"Excellent article. It is great to see this sort of appreciation from journalists - something we do not have enough of here in Australia. The main broadsheet, The Australia (owned by R. Murdoch), has been voraciously cynical of Al Gore's Film. Each day it has opinion pieces deriding and outright denying the science presented in the documentary."
I must admit, the first time I heard that Al Gore had made a film called An Inconvenient Truth, I thought for sure it must be about all the unanswered questions around 9/11 and the enormity of the danger facing the world if the Bush cabal did engineer the atrocity to suit their agenda.

Inconvenient truths, along with their counterpart, convenient lies, feature strongly in today's information marketplace. With major international publishers and media owners tailoring facts to suit their politics most of us are denied the truth.

Without truth, how can there be democracy?
Without truth, how can you know who you're voting for or what you're voting on?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Loose Change Debated

The video 'Loose Change' is proving popular, with 10 million downloads setting it for the first blockbuster of the internet.

In order to counteract the film's contentions, the US magazine 'Popular Mechanics' has published a timely book (just before 5th anniversary of 9/11) which attempts to debunk Loose Change.

Here's a debate between the producers of Loose Change and the editors of Popular Mechanics on Democracy Now.

NB: Popular Mechanics is a Hearst publication.
William Randolph Hearst:
"You furnish the pictures, I'll furnish the war." (Spanish-American War, 1898)

Some of the reporting of Hearst's newspapers during his 1930's crusade against marijuana and Mexicans:
"Marihuana makes fiends of boys in thirty days - Hashish goads users to bloodlust."

"Was it marijuana, the new Mexican drug, that nerved the murderous arm of Clara Phillips when she hammered out her victim's life in Los Angeles?... THREE-FOURTHS OF THE CRIMES of violence in this country today are committed by DOPE SLAVES - that is a matter of cold record."

Saturday, September 09, 2006

David Ray Griffin in London to Speak on 9/11

From today's Guardian:
"Two days before the fifth anniversary of the attacks, David Ray Griffin, emeritus professor of philosophy of religion and theology at Claremont graduate university, and author of The New Pearl Harbor and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, will ask his audience: 'Was 9/11 an inside job?'

The theories as to what happened on that day, when almost 3,000 people were killed, differ but their unifying theme is that a neo-conservative cabal within the US government staged the events as a pretext to wage wars, become a dominant force in the world and establish "the new American century". The attacks, it is said, were not carried out by al-Qaida terrorists but were a 'false flag' event used to justify invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq."
If you can't make it to London's Conway Hall to hear him tonight, you can hear him here on Google Video.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Iran next?

Some valuable reading on the background to the current situation with Iran:

Calculating the Risk of War in Iran

Some more recent, and more worrying, reading on the US admin's mindset concerning Iran:

The Pentagon's 'Second 911'

And some of the interests and connections involved:

Behind the Plan to Bomb Iran

Friday, September 01, 2006

Expulsion for Cannabis Use Unlawful, UK High Court Rules

Birmingham city council was ruled as acting unlawfully in upholding the decision of a Birmingham school to expel two pupils for using cannabis.

Government guidelines suggest that pupils should not normally be expelled for minor drug offences.

Source: Guardian Online

What the government guidelines for schools are, I cannot find.
I searched for ten minutes then gave up.