Information Clearing House Newsletter 10 September, 2011: The Lingering Crisis of Neoliberal Capitalism

10 September, 2011 — Information Clearing House

House of Horrors
By Paul Balles
Assassinations, kidnappings, torture – the actions of uncivilised pirates, barbaric criminals and rogue governments.

Bird-Dogging Torturers in NYC
By Ray McGovern
As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 nears, many ex-Bush administration officials who approved torture in the “war on terror” and botched the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are back in the spotlight taking bows from appreciative audiences in tightly controlled settings.

Imperial Hubris of the War on Terror
Must Watch Video and Transcript
Michael Scheuer headed the CIA’s Osama bin Laden tracking unit and now argues the “war on terror” has actually made Al Qaeda bigger and done nothing to address the reasons for terrorism.

9/11 and the Decline of Brand America
By Reza Pankhurst
Ten years after 9/11, the unipolar age of the American hyper-power is over; US-style Capitalism and its professed free-market ideology which has been exposed as a myth.

The Lingering Crisis of Neoliberal Capitalism
By Akbar E. Torbat
Keynesian economic policies help stabilize the economy because peoples’ lack of purchasing power can be cured by government investments, which in turn creates employment and income.

The Waste Lands
By Alexander Cockburn
You can find America’s future in blueprints minted in business-funded think tanks 30 to 40 years ago at the dawn of the neo-liberal age: destruction of organized labor, attrition of the social safety net, erosion of government regulation and a war on the poor.

How I’ll Remember 9-11 This Year
By Karen Kwiatkowski
The real battle for Americans today is a battle to reassert our independence from an overbearing and unsustainable state.

9/11: 10 Years On
Is the World a Safer Place?

By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
Something deep inside me wants to believe that 9/11 was a terrorist strike against the USA by Islamist fanatics, yet upon analysis I fear something far more sinister lurking behind the scenes.

911 Experts Speak Out
Are All Of These Architects and Engineers Wrong?

Manufacturing Poverty
Billion Dollar Bill

It is not conspiracy — it’s structural economic behavior locked into Western Foreign Policy and therefore the global economy.

How Wealth Creates Poverty
“Terrorism, Globalization and Conspiracy”

By Dr. Michael Parenti:
Globalization is an attempt to extend corporate monopoly control over the whole globe. Over every national economy. Over every local economy Over every life.

Run Out Of Town
Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Lands in Israel

By YnetNews
September 10, 2011 —Israeli Ambassador to Cairo Yitzhak Levanon, members of the diplomatic staff and their family members have returned to Israel on a special Air Force flight after being evacuated from Cairo under tight security.

Six kidnapped Afghans found shot dead:
Nine Afghans were kidnapped on September 6 by the Taliban while they were on their way to work for a local construction company subcontracted by the US army, Kamal said, without giving the name of the company.

Afghan resistance attacks in Afghanistan kill 5 more NATO occupation force troops :
Five coalition service members were killed as a result of three separate attacks in eastern and southern Afghanistan on Friday, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.

NATO strikes pro-Government town – Reuters witness:
Earlier on Saturday anti-Government fighters were retreating from the town, saying that they expected a NATO bombardmen

Libyan government forces resist Bani Walid attack:
Anti-government forces, who had expected to take the town earlier, have still to reach the centre.

Gaddafi was loved by his people:
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Friday that ousted Libyan leader Gaddafi was loved by his people and that the rebellion that toppled him was not a popular uprising.

U.S.-NATO robbing Africa at gunpoint:
In Africa, the masses have discovered that when the authorities fail to take decisive action against armed robbers, they are usually getting something from the robbers

In case you missed it: Hidden History :
White King, Red Rubber, Black Death: – Video –
For almost 100 years evidence has lain dormant, of one of the greatest mass murders. Millions of African people died in one mans quest for wealth and glory.

Here we go again:
Commander of “Free Syrian Army”: Al Asad to face Gaddafi’s fate:
Free Syrian Army Commander Riad Asaad said two battalions, Abu Ubaida ben Jarrah and Muawiya ben Abi Sufyan, were established under the measures taken to protect civil protestors and resist to the Syrian security forces, Al Arabiya reported.

In case you missed it:
Syrian Army Colonel Defects forms Free Syrian Army:
 He added that from the time the statement was published, the security forces that kill civilians and besiege cities will be considered legitimate targets that will be targeted all over the Syrian territories.

Al-Qaeda militants ‘crossing into Syria from Iraq’:
Al-Qaeda militants have been moving in to Syria from neighboring Iraq to take part in operations against the Syrian army and security forces, a top Iraqi border official told the al-Afaq TV channel on Saturday.

Seven killed in Syria as Arabs say reform deal struck: activists said:
Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi met President Bashar al-Assad with a 13-point document outlining Arab proposals to broker an end to the bloodshed in Syria. During his talks with Assad, Arabi said the League and other Arab countries “reject any form of foreign interference in Syrian domestic affairs,” the official news agency SANA reported.

Netanyahu’s office distances itself from Lieberman’s planned measures against Turkey:
Foreign Ministry recommends assisting the PKK terror group in retaliation to Turkey’s expulsion of Israeli diplomats and suspension of military ties.

Could Turkey and Israel Go to War?:
For the first time, the two major states of the Eastern Mediterranean are aligning against Israel. This is the most important shift in Levantine politics since Camp David or even since 1949 when Turkey recognized Israel.

U.S. condemns ‘dangerous’ Israeli “settler” attacks on occupied West Bank mosques:
Statement condemns attacks on the mosques in the villages of Yatma on September 8, and Qusra on September 5, calls on those responsible to be arrested and “subject to the full force of the law”.

As an Enemy Retreats, Clans Carve Up Somalia:
Adan Dahir Hassan sits in a bald office, wires dangling from the ceiling, handing out death sentences. Recently installed by an Islamist warlord, Mr. Hassan recalled how he had ordered a soldier who had killed a civilian, possibly by accident, to be delivered to the victim’s family, which promptly shot him in the head

Stupid is as stupid does:
9/11 anniversary: Attacks made US stronger, Obama says:
The United States is stronger 10 years on from the 9/11 attacks and al-Qaeda is “on the path to defeat”, President Barack Obama has said.

War criminal: Bush Credits ‘The Work That Was Done’ During ‘My Presidency’ For Osama Bin Laden’s Death:
The reality, of course, is that Bush’s attempts to capture or kill bin Laden were huge failures.

War ‘on’ terror, or ‘for’ terror?:
The scenes of horror that unfolded on 9/11 sparked a response that would become the “War on Terror”. But experts believe we are now in a much more dangerous world than we were 10 years ago.

Insurers sue Saudi Arabia seeking 9/11 reimbursements:
A subsidiary of the British insurer Lloyd’s of London Thursday sued the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, several of its government agencies and banks, and a handful of prominent individuals in U.S. District Court in Johnstown, saying they are liable for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Venezuela Rejects New U.S. Sanctions against High-Ranking Officials:

On Thursday the Venezuelan government “strongly rejected” a U.S. Treasury Department decision to sanction four members of the country’s political and military establishment, calling the move “another expression of the imperial and arrogant character by which these institutions act against our countries.”

CIA Torture Palace: Somalia denies CIA rendition base in Mogadishu:
UK rights group Reprieve says it has evidence that the base lies underneath the presidential compound, and that some inmates are as young as 14.

US Gulag: British Guantanamo inmate on hunger strike:
Shaker Aamer has been held at the US-run prison in Cuba for almost 10 years despite being cleared for release in 2007 when the administration of then-US president George W. Bush acknowledged it had no evidence against him.

Americans say tortured by US, some courts listen:
Five cases making their way through federal courts across the country are using Bivens Actions to seek damages from government officials over allegations of abuses in the war on terrorism.

U.S. Government – Tracking Cash Cards? :
The U.S. government has found another way to invade privacy in the name of fighting terrorism by proposing legislation that would track prepaid debit cards.

Netherlands.: Euthanasia advice redefines suffering:
A new position paper just published by the Dutch Physicians Association (KNMG) says unbearable and lasting suffering should not be the only criteria physicians consider when a patient requests euthanasia.

Dutch PM Calls For EU Budget Tsar:
With Powers To Kick Countries Out Of Eurozone For Non-Compliance

Senate Approves $500 Billion Increase in Borrowing Authority:
The U.S. Senate, in an unusual procedure, cleared the way Thursday for the U.S. to lift its borrowing authority by $500 billion to $15.19 trillion, enough to keep the support federal government borrowing through late January or early February.

Senator Kyl says opposes any new defense cuts:
Senator Jon Kyl, a Republican member of the “super committee” deficit-reduction panel in Congress on Thursday said he would quit the panel if new defense spending cuts are considered.

War Criminal:
Rumsfeld: Attack Imminent If Congress Cuts Defense:
“The Department of Defense is not what’s causing the debt and the deficit. It’s the entitlement programs,” he told HUMAN EVENTS in an exclusive interview.

Longshoremen storm Wash. state port, damage RR:
Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.

Take The Pledge
“I pledge that if any U.S. troops, contractors, or mercenaries remain in Afghanistan on Thursday, October 6, 2011, as that occupation goes into its 11th year, I will commit to being in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., with others on that day or the days immediately following, for as long as I can, with the intention of making it our Tahrir Square, Cairo, our Madison, Wisconsin, where we will NONVIOLENTLY resist the corporate machine by occupying Freedom Plaza until our resources are invested in human needs and environmental protection instead of war and exploitation. We can do this together. We will be the beginning.”

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590”
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,792
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,710

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

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