Boston Bombing Involves Clearly Staged Carnage By Sheila Casey

8 May 2013 — Truth and Shadows

False flag theater: Boston bombing involves clearly staged carnage

“Does a compelling description of a terrorist attack, replete with ‘eyewitness accounts’ of the terrifying scene, and official pronouncements, constitute an actual event?” – Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy.

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The U.S. Military Swarms Over Africa By Glen Ford

10 January 2013 Black Agenda Report

“The 2nd Brigade’s deployment is a much larger assignment, aimed at making all of Africa a theater of U.S. military operations.”

2013 is the year the U.S. kicks off its wholesale military occupation of Africa. The escalation should come as no surprise, since the Army Times newspaper [8] reported, back in June, that a U.S. brigade of at least 3,000 troops would become a permanent presence on the continent in the new year. Continue reading

If There Was Ever a Time for Peace — It’s Now

17 December, 2012Global Research

2012 is quickly drawing to a close, and while many celebrate the season with family and friends, the war machine maintains its imperial depravity with total disregard for humanity and an insatiable appetite for power and profit. And big media lends it credibility because morally bankrupt leaders and institutions of power keep them on their payroll. It’s a vicious cycle that leaves a gaping void where the truth should be.

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Somalis Under Relentless Drone Attack as U.S. Tightens Military Grip on Continent

19 October 2011 — Black Agenda Radio Commentaries

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A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

Africa, under President Obama, is an expanding theater of war for the United States. There are few points on the African map where the U.S. military does not operate, independently, through proxies, or by agreement with local governments and militaries. AFRICOM has penetrated the armed forces of the continent to a degree no single European power could have ever aspired. Indeed, ‘the U.S. has so thoroughly infiltrated African armies, many, if not most, would be of no use for national defense against the Americans.’

The Libyan Soldier: The True Heroes of NATO’s War By Glen Ford

24 August 2011 — Black Agenda Report

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

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NATO has proven it has the capacity to kill thousands of Libyan soldiers from the skies, but it cannot ‘convey honor and legitimacy’ to the rebels under its killer wings. ‘They are little more than extras for imperial theater, a mob that traveled to battle under the protective umbrella of American full spectrum dominance of the air.’ The incinerated bodies of her soldiers have secured Libya’s place in history. Continue reading

Israeli Army storms Freedom Theater in Jenin

27 July 2011

Soldiers have stormed the Freedom Theatre of Jenin, whose co-founder Juliano Mer-Khamis was slain earlier this year.

URGENT PRESS RELEASE From The Freedom Theater Foundation, Jenin, Palestine

Special Forces of the Israeli Army attacked the Freedom Theater in Jenin Refugee Camp at approximately 03:30 this morning. Ahmad Nasser Matahen, a night guard and technician student at the theater woken up by heavy blocks of stone hurled at the entrance of the theater. As he opened the door he found masked and heavily armed Israeli Special Forces around the theater.

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Major Israeli Theaters Embrace The Settlements + Big Update

28 August, 2010 — The Only Democracy?

Some cultural news from Israel:

Several of Israel’s leading theater companies have agreed to perform in the new cultural center in the settlement of Ariel, due to open on November 8. The companies include the Habima National Theater, the Cameri Theater, the Be’er Sheva Theater and Jerusalem’s Khan Theater.

Ariel lies 20km inside the West Bank, deeper than any other sizable settlement. The divided highway leading to it – the best road in the West Bank – is open to Israelis only, *and* lacks any signs naming the numerous Palestinian towns and villages flanking the road. According to Peace Now’s 2006 settlement land report, 35% of Ariel’s area was confiscated from private Palestinian owners by military fiat. The rest is public land. No patch of Ariel’s lands was rightfully purchased. Occupied Palestinians are allowed into Ariel only with special permits.

And to this settlement, on that highway, Israel’s highest-profile theater troupes will now travel.

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Art as Resistance By Dahr Jamail

6 September, 2009 — t r u t h o u t | Perspective

“Throughout history, culture and art have always been the celebration of freedom under oppression.” – Author unknown

Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have tough truths to tell, and it has been well demonstrated that the establishment media does not want to broadcast these. Given the lack of an outlet for anti-war voices in the corporate media, many contemporary veterans and active-duty soldiers have embraced the arts as a tool for resistance, communication and healing. They have made use of a wide range of visual and performing arts – through theater, poetry, painting, writing, and other creative expression – to affirm their own opposition to the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq.

The first Warrior Writers Project was led by veteran Lovella Calica. To help other veterans deal with their experiences in Iraq, she encouraged them to write. Those who were willing to do so were asked to share their writings with the group. An anthology of these compositions was produced as the book Warrior Writers: Move, Shoot and Communicate. Calica has since gone on to lead three writing workshops with veterans, and has published a second book, Warrior Writers: Re-making Sense.

The goal of the Warrior Writers Project is to provide “tools and space for community building, healing and redefinition … Through writing/artistic workshops that are based on experiences in the military and in Iraq, the veterans unbury their secrets and connect with each other on a personal and artistic level. The writing from the workshops is compiled into books, performances and exhibits that provide a lens into the hearts of people who have a deep and intimate relationship with the Iraq war.”

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