Information Clearing House Newsletter 6 June, 2011: US Unemployment Worse than During Great Depression

6 June, 2011 — Information Clearing House

“Colorful demonstrations and weekend marches are vital but alone are not powerful enough to stop wars. Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe.” – Arundhati Roy (Public Power in the Age of Empire)

So they collected the cripples, the wounded, the maimed
And they shipped us back home to Australia
The armless, the legless, the blind, the insane
Those proud wounded heroes of Suvla
And as our ship pulled into Circular Quay
I looked at the place where my legs used to be
And thank Christ there was nobody waiting for me
To grieve and to mourn and to pity
And the band played Waltzing Matilda
As they carried us down the gangway
But nobody cheered, they just stood and stared
Then turned all their faces away

And the band played Waltzing Mathilda – performed by the Pogues.

Israeli Stealth Ships in Raids on Iran
By Uzi Mahnaimi
A shipping company accused of breaking sanctions was really ferrying commandos for operations inside Iran.

Congressional Representation or Repression?:
By Dallas Darling.
In the face of West’s austere repression and attempted purge of pro-peace Congressional colleagues, Floridians cannot remain idle until the next election. They should either petition West for his irresponsible comments or remove him from office.

If Yemen Falls, so Does the Dollar Reserve?
By Anthony Wile
The corrupt and vicious Saudi regime lies at the heart of Money Power. Without Saudi willingness to support the continued dollar-oil exchange (forcing the rest of the world to hold dollars) the dollar reserve currency system seriously degrades.

Libya: NATO’s War Of Aggression Against A Sovereign African State
By Obi Nwakanma
Libya is the first flashpoint in the resource war that is bound to once more make Africa the battlefield of the great industrial powers. Once they take out Ghadaffi, that challenge to organise and fund a formidable African resistance against a new colonial mandate using the UN will weaken.

Gaddafi’s Stolen Billions: Max Keiser Explains ‘Financial Terrorism’
International Banks like Goldman Sachs have been looting Libyans money and were able to siphon billions of dollars from that country as they excel in raping countries cheating and stealing through monopoly deceit and lies.

The Creeping Nausea of American Exceptionalism
By James Howard Kunstler
We won’t have to wait much longer to find out how unexceptional America actually is.

Will Greece let EU Central Bankers Destroy Democracy?
By Michael Hudson
The Greek bailout provides an opportunity for privatization grabs.

Treason in Greece
Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert report on the indignation, loss of national sovereignty and treason in Greece.

QE2 Has Failed. Time To Move On
By Mike Whitney
Was Friday’s job’s report the final nail in the coffin for QE2?

Unemployment Now Worse than During Great Depression
By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd
We knew it was bad, but the latest US Unemployment Report, released Friday, proves that we are in the worst slump since the 1930s. This puts it in perspective:

Inside Job
Video – Full Movie

The film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia.

War Is A Racket
By General Smedley Butler
A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

Eighty police, security killed in northern Syria town, State TV says:
The fighting occured in the town of Jisr al-Shughour, near the Turkish border, where Syria’s military has been conducting operations for days as part of a crackdown on an uprising calling for an end to President Bashar Assad’s regime.

Atom watchdog chides bombing of Syrian site in ’07:
The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog took a swipe at Israel on Monday for “allegedly” bombing to rubble a suspected Syrian reactor site in 2007, saying the case should have been reported to his agency instead.

Pakistan: 24 killed in Nowshera, Matani bomb blasts:
Seventeen persons were killed and 46 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in an Army-run bakery on the Mall Road, official sources and eyewitnesses said. They said a huge fire erupted after the explosion and most of the victims were burnt to death.

US kills 18 people in Pakistan:
A barrage of US missiles killed 18 militants in Pakistan’s tribal district of South Waziristan, destroying a vehicle and compounds on Monday in attacks just hours apart, local officials said.

Taliban attack police checkpoint in southern Afghanistan, killing 2 and abducting 5:
The Sunday attack in Nimroz province also wounded two police officers, said Hashim Noorzai, district governor of Khash Rod. Nimroz is a sparsely populated, arid province near Iran and Pakistan that Taliban fighters and smugglers often use as a staging area.

Israeli Troops kill 22, injure 360 in attack on Naksa Protests :
On Sunday 22 civilians were killed and 360 injured when Israeli soldiers opened fire at protesters marking Naksa across the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and the Syrian border.

12 killed in Baghdad attacks:
Violence in Baghdad and central Iraq today killed 12 people, including eight soldiers struck by a car bomb driven by a suicide attacker in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, officials said.

5 U.S. occupation force troops killed in central Iraq:
Five American troops serving as advisers to Iraqi security police in eastern Baghdad were killed Monday when rockets slammed into the compound where they lived

Violence returns to Yemen capital; 6 dead:
At least three opposition and three government forces killed – after a day of jubilation had gripped Sanaa with the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who underwent surgery in Saudi Arabia for wounds he suffered in a rocket attack on his compound.

Yemini opposition says it will not allow Saleh to return:
“The Yemeni opposition will no longer accept an agreement with provisions to give immunity to Saleh, who has played all his cards to cling to power,” The Gulf News quoted Abdu Al Otwani, an opposition member based in Riyadh, as saying.

NATO jets target Libya state TV:
Latest reports indicate that NATO-led warplanes have dropped several bombs on the offices of the Libyan state broadcaster in the capital Tripoli.

Bishop decries bombing of church, warns against partition of Libya:
We all ask ourselves a question: why is this happening? We were astonished by the failure of international diplomacy and, perhaps, by its prejudice that makes dialogue impossible with the leadership of Tripoli.”

Libya: Opposition Arbitrarily Detaining Suspected Gaddafi Loyalists:
Libyan opposition authorities are arbitrarily detaining dozens of civilians suspected of activities in support of Muammar Gaddafi, Human Rights Watch said today. The opposition authorities, which exercise control in eastern Libya and parts of the west, should provide the detainees with full due process rights or release them, Human Rights Watch said.

Wikileaks: Children under care of Irish government ended up in brothels:
US embassy cables, revealed via Wikileaks, show that children who have gone missing from Irish state care over the last three years have ended up working as sex slaves in brothels.

Venezuela: Relations with Washington are ‘frozen’ :
Venezuela’s relations with the U.S. are frozen and President Hugo Chavez’s government sees no possibility of improving them after its state oil company was hit with sanctions by Washington, the country’s top diplomat said Sunday.,0,1037574.story

‘We can live the American dream’ says Obama as jobs take massive hit…
and almost half those created are at McDonald’s

McJobs: Fast food career the new American dream? : Video –
Three ongoing military campaigns that are costing the US a fortune give no comfort for the nearly 14 million unemployed Americans. With food stamps and a minimum wage the only hope for many, a career at McDonald’s has now become appealing.

Housing Prices Have Already Fallen More than During the Great Depression :
By their calculations, prices are now down 33% from their 2006 peak, compared with the 31% decline during the Depression.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq “1,455,590″

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,777

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,513

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001

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