Information Clearing House 16 September, 2010: Codepink Attempted Citizen Arrest Of Tony Blair

16 September, 2010 — Information Clearing House

Noam Chomsky: “President Obama is Involved in War Crimes Right Now”
The New Statesman Interviews: Noam Chomsky
It’s imperial doctrine. Stability is when the UK and US invade a country and impose the regime of their choice. But if Iran tries to interfere, that’s destabilising.

The Hate Mongers Among Us
By Jeff Gates
Hate we’re told is the face of evil seen in plumes of smoke and ash on 911. Yet hate also serves a purpose for those adept at catalyzing conflicts.

Never Forget:
By Michael Moore
I know we’ve been “free” of the Iraq War for two weeks now and our minds have turned to the new football season and Fashion Week in New York. And how exciting that the new fall TV season is just days away!

Dismantle America’s Military Behemoth
By Jacob G. Hornberger
An article in last Sunday’s New York Times provided an interesting analysis of the Egyptian military, one that holds some important lessons for America.

Homes For 27,000 Constructed During Israeli Settlements FreezeBy Nasouh Nazzal – Gulf News
The so-called settlement freeze in the Palestinian territories is a myth. No freeze has ever been implemented, in fact the settlements have been expanding dramatically during the moratorium. Additionally, another 13,000 homes have been approved for the West Bank, together with two new colonies near Nablus and the Jordan Valley.

Does the Palestinian Diaspora Care Enough To Become Engaged?
By Alan Hart
The fact that the PNA is corrupt, impotent and discredited is reason enough for it to be put out of its misery, but there’s more to it.

We Are Living Through an Exceptional Moment in Human History.
By Fidel Castro
We feel astonished by the images we see from the Middle East, where Palestinians are deprived from their lands, their homes are demolished by gigantic equipment, and men, women and children are bombed with white phosphorus and other extermination means;.

Afghan Resistance StatementBy Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
The United States began their invasions of Muslims lands on nothing more than unproven speculation. The evidence they presented was mere circumstantial conjecture barely admissible in any legal tribunal.

Afghan War Lies
By Ted Rall
If the armies of another nation invade your country, there is no need to resort to lies to sell war. The battle is already joined. The threat is palpable. Anyone with a smidgen of patriotism and/or the instinct of self-preservation will rush to enlist.

Codepink Attempted Citizen Arrest Of Tony Blair
By Jodie Evans –
I leapt up with handcuffs held high above my head. “You Liar. I was in Iraq and met with weapons inspectors before we invaded and they said they had found no WMDs. You are a War CRIMINAL! LIAR!”

Surge in Housing Supply Will Drive Down Prices 
By Mike Whitney
Home ownership has become an albatross. Prices are falling, demand is weak, foreclosures have skyrocketed, and inventory is backed up to the moon. If there’s an upside, it’s hard to see.

Census Reveals 45 Million Americans Living in Poverty
By Daily Mail
One in seven Americans is living below the poverty line, the US census figures reflect the worst decline in living standards for more than half a century.

US Kills 32 people in Pakistan:
US drones killed five militants in a strike in the volatile North Waziristan tribal region of northwest Pakistan today, taking the taking the number of rebels killed in four consecutive attacks since yesterday to 32.

Musharraf to launch Pakistan party:
Musharraf said he will announce the establishment of his own political party, the All Pakistan Muslim League, in London on October 1 and outline his political platform.

30 insurgents killed in Afghan fighting:
The military alliance said that as many as 23 militants were killed in action Monday in southern Helmand province and three yesterday in eastern Wardak province. An Afghan official said four Taliban also were killed yesterday in southeastern Zabul province.

US-led troops kill elderly Afghan civilian:
Eyewitnesses in the Sharan district of Paktika Province told Press TV that foreign soldiers detained an 80-year-old man near a security outpost and shot him dead.

One killed as thousands Of Afghans Stage Anti – U.S. Protest In Kabul:Police fired into the air to disperse thousands of anti-American protesters in Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday, witnesses and police said, with one person killed and at least five wounded.

U.S., Afghan forces launch assault in southern Afghanistan:
Hundreds of U.S. and Afghan troops pushed into insurgent-dominated areas west of Kandahar city early Wednesday, hoping to establish a foothold not far from the area where the Taliban movement was born.,0,1529299.story

Warlords and killers seek re-election to Afghan parliament:
Sayyaf is among a raft of former guerrilla chieftains and commanders implicated in war crimes who are likely to win re-election Saturday to the 249-seat Wolesi Jirga in polls that are expected to be marred by coercion, fraud and violence

Fake cards imperil Afghanistan vote:
Fraudulent “registration cards” in wide circulation threaten to discredit country’s upcoming parliamentary elections

Kabulbank directors were paid $500K bonuses: audit:
Afghanistan’s ailing Kabulbank paid its top two directors and shareholders, currently under investigation for banking fraud, $500,000 each in bonuses in 2009, according to an independent audit earlier this year.

Afghan government takes over Kabul Bank:
Afghanistan’s central bank has stepped in to take control of the troubled Kabul Bank, its governor said, after suspected irregularities raised concerns over the country’s top private financial institution.

“Al Qaeda” Number 2 Zawahiri Releases New Audio Recording:
Just days after the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Al Qaeda’s second in command Ayman Al-Zawahiri has released a new audio recording attacking US “Crusaders” in Afghanistan and blasting the Pakistani government as an “agent” of the West.

Roadside bomb kills nine Iraqi soldiers:
Nine Iraqi soldiers were killed and six were injured by a roadside bomb on the outskirts of Mosul, police say.

Seven killed in US raid west of Baghdad:
Seven people were killed and four injured Wednesday during a raid by the forces near the western Iraqi city of Falluja, Iraqi police sources said.

Indian troops kill Five in Kashmir:
Police in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir have once again opened fire on protesters, killing at least Five and injuring more than two dozen others.

One killed, two wounded in Israeli attack on Gaza:
A Palestinian was killed and two others wounded as Israeli airplanes attacked supplyg tunnels along Gaza’s southern borders with Egypt, witnesses and security sources said Wednesday.

Netanyahu to Abbas: Settlement freeze won’t be renewed:
Netanyahu reiterated to the two that Israel’s temporary freeze in West Bank construction would indeed expire as planned at the end of the month.

Amira Hass: Where has the hypocrisy gone?:
No one thinks to ask about the consensus among the residents of Palestinian cities and villages on whose land the settlements have been built. The millions of Palestinians don’t count at all.

What? Israel set to build wings for some 800 F-35s: –
Israel is in talks to build the wings for about a quarter of the United States’s new F-35 stealth fighter aircraft, an Israeli official said on Monday.

U.S. holding 324 metric tons of bomb-grade uranium, report says:
The Obama administration, which is urging other nations to reduce their stores of the material, should declare part of the U.S. inventory surplus, a watchdog group says.

War Crimes: Codepink Attempts Citizen Arrest of Karl Rove in DC : Video –
With handcuffs raised, they called for a citizen’s arrest and read the charges against him.!

War crimes: Group offers $100,000 for ‘information leading to the arrest and conviction of Karl Rove’:
American Crossroads” groups known to many as the “shadow RNC,” an activist organization declared that it would give $100,000 to any person who comes forward with “information leading to the arrest and conviction of Karl Rove.”

British teenager banned from America for life after sending Barack Obama abusive email:
Luke Angel, 17, insulted Mr Obama while drunk after watching a programme about the 9/11 attacks on the U.S.

Haiti’s Disaster Capitalists Swoop In:
Refugee evictions, private land grabs, disaster capitalism-you can’t tell the story of Haiti without all this. Eight months after the earthquake, many of the 1.7 million Haitians living under tattered tarps in squalid squatter camps around Port-au-Prince are being forced to abandon the tent cities they’ve set up on privately owned land.

Chinese think tank warns US it will emerge as loser in trade war:
A State Council think-tank in China has warned Washington that the US will come off worst in a trade war if it imposes sanctions against Beijing over the two nations’ currency spat.

Military Contractor With $100,000 Belt Buckle Is Found Guilty:
The former chief executive and chairman of DHB Industries, was convicted of 17 counts, including insider trading and securities fraud, stemming from what prosecutors described as corporate looting and stock-trading schemes that made him more than $190 million.

How the Rich Conduct Class Warfare:
Do you know that between 1979 to 2007 income for the bottom fifth of the country went up by just 16%, but for the top 1% income it went up a staggering 281%?

One in five American children is living in poverty:
The Census figures are for 2009, and the number living in or near poverty has no doubt continued to increase this year, with the official unemployment rate remaining near 10 percent and the combined rate of unemployment and underemployment at nearly 17 percent.

As the Aging Stoop to Their Labors, Well-to-Do Pundits Lecture Them About Sacrifice:
Politicians who once might have spread myths about “welfare queens” are now describing retired people as “greedy.”

Bank of America warns of new fees after financial reforms:
Bank of America will charge clients new monthly fees if their accounts do not meet a minimum balance, the bank’s CEO Brian Moynihan said on Tuesday.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq “1,366,350″

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq:  4,736

Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,072

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

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