08 October 2008

NEWS Daily Headlines & Propaganda 20081008 human beings are free WEDNESDAY Evening Edition, "NO to War! YES to Liberty!"

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Wednesday, 8 October 2008 see All News
Evening Edition, "NO to War! YES to Liberty!"

News & Propaganda

Thousands of Troops Are Deployed on U.S. Streets Ready to Carry Out "Crowd Control": Members of Congress were told they could face martial law if they didn't pass the bailout bill. This will not be the last time.
Full article: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20975.htm
Excerpt(s): Background: the First Brigade of the Third Infantry Division, three to four thousand soldiers, has been deployed in the United States as of October 1. Their stated mission is the form of crowd control they practiced in Iraq, subduing "unruly individuals," and the management of a national emergency... I interviewed Vietnam veteran, retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and patriot David Antoon for clarification... NK: "Given the danger do you advocate impeachment?" DA: "Yes. President Bush struck down Posse Comitatus -- which has prevented, with a penalty of two years in prison, U.S. leaders since after the Civil War from sending military forces into our streets -- with a 'signing statement.' He should be impeached immediately in a bipartisan process to prevent the use of military forces and mercenary forces against U.S. citizens"... NK: "It's a coup already." DA: "Yes."

Bush Administration Plan to Suspend US Constitution (<--detailed research)
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Excerpt(s): With the stunning revelations published by Wikileaks, it is abundantly clear that top Bush administration officials were busily revising Continuity of Government plans, including "civil disturbance" contingencies for suspending the Constitution and imposing martial law, long before the 9/11 attacks. Since that fatal and tragic day seven long years ago, we have been told repeatedly by the government and their media sycophants that 9/11 was the day "when everything changed." We now know thanks to Wikileaks, that as with the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the unprecedented and lawless surveillance of Americans, the illegal detention and torture of prisoners of war, that Bush administration assertions are no more than a pack of murderous lies. One fact is abundantly clear from the mass of conflicting evidence and assertions made by proponents of various theories surrounding the 9/11 events: AR 500-3 demonstrates that from the very first moments after being installed in office, the Bush regime was involved in a "controlled demolition" of the U.S. Constitution.

News & Propaganda

Syria Massing Troops Along Border with Lebanon
Full article: http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-10-07-voa26.cfm
Excerpt(s): Eyewitness reports say that Syria is continuing to mass troops along its border with Lebanon, prompting the warning from the United States not to meddle or to intervene militarily. For VOA, Edward Yeranian reports from Beirut... The latest Syrian troop buildup follows a series of defense protocols signed Monday by U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Mary Beth Long and Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Murr. The three agreements include a one-time U.S. gift of $63 million in military equipment to the Lebanese army... Monday, State Department Spokesman Robert Wood said the United States told Syria any "intervention" in Lebanon is "unacceptable"... Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said last week that Islamic militants inside Lebanon "pose a threat to Syrian stability." Lebanon's parliamentary majority leader Sa'ad Hariri responded to Mr. Assad, asserting that "Syria represents a threat to Lebanese stability."

Ukrainian MP links possible early poll to arms sales to Georgia
Full article: http://en.rian.ru/world/20081008/117588215.html
Excerpt(s): The possible dissolution of Ukraine's parliament may be an attempt to cover up illegal deliveries of an advanced air defense system to Georgia, an opposition member of parliament said Wednesday. Valery Konovalyuk, the head of an ad-hoc parliamentary investigation commission, said there are documents that confirm illegal sales of the Buk-M1 air defense system to Georgia, which was used to shoot down a number of Russian planes during the brief military conflict between Moscow and Tbilisi in August... Ukraine's State Council on Security and Defense immediately dismissed Konovalyuk's allegations calling them "absurd."

Nearly 60 militants killed in southern Afghanistan
Full article: http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/5064346/nearly-60-militants-killed-southern-afghanistan/
Excerpt(s): U.S.-led coalition and Afghan security forces killed nearly 60 militants during separate clashes in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military and a police official said Tuesday. Violence has surged in the war-torn country with some 3,800 people, a third of them civilians, killed as a result of the conflict by the end of July this year, according to the United Nations.

NATO support for Israeli nukes surprises Iran
Full article: http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=71623&sectionid=351020104
Excerpt(s): In the UN body's latest report on Iran, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it could not find any 'components of a nuclear weapon' or 'related nuclear physics studies' in the country. Contrary to the findings of the IAEA, the United States, Israel and their European allies allege that a nuclear Iran would pose an existential threat to Tel Aviv, accusing the country of seeking nuclear weaponry.

Yemen says 'Israel-linked' terror cell dismantled
Full article: http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m47812&hd=&size=1&l=e
Excerpt(s): Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced on Monday the dismantling of a "terrorist cell" which he said was linked to Israeli intelligence services. Saleh gave no details but sources close to the investigation said he was apparently referring to a six-member cell arrested on suspicion of involvement in a deadly attack against the US embassy in the Yemeni capital last month... He said the group operated under the "slogan of Islam."

Dehumanising Metaphors in 'War on Terror'
Full article: http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m47802&hd=&size=1&l=e
Excerpt(s): In the light of fresh debates centered on Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, particularly within the United States whose armed forces are deeply entrenched in the military conquest of the region under the guise of the 'war on terror’, many fraudulent theories are advanced to justify hostilities against largely unarmed and defenseless populations. The same can be said about the Horn of Africa and the US-sponsored war of aggression against Somalia... Millions of people have been displaced as a consequence of these military adventures while the American presidential candidates bicker over their potential moves in this game of chess, which is what the terrible results of the Bush administration’s war games have seemingly reduced these tragedies to. This cesspool of greed by captains of multinational corporations alongside the insatiable hunger of the West’s military industrial complex is ignored or at best glossed over by their media institutions. This explains the phenomena of 'embedded journalism’, increasingly contributing to securing public approval for illegitimate conduct by America and many of its allies... The war of metaphors has become an indispensable tool in the armoury of perpetrators, for it allows perverted language to conceal the human faces of victims. Only the equally repugnant process of curtailing civil liberties matches the process of dehumanisation. As the Bush term nears its end, it remains clear that the 'war on terror’ – though discredited and acknowledged as illegitimate – will be pursued under the watch of either Obama or McCain. Neither of them has given any clue that they are aware of the nightmare of Bush’s legacy from which people are struggling to awake.

McCain linked to group in Iran-Contra affair
Full article: http://www.dawn.net/wps/wcm/connect/Dawn%20Content%20Library/dawn/news/world/mccain+linked+to+group+in+irancontra+affair+qs
Excerpt(s): Republican presidential candidate John McCain's ties to the US chapter of a group linked to 1980s Central American ultra-right-wing death squads are under new scrutiny after his campaign criticized Barack Obama for associating with a former 1960s-era radical. McCain served on the advisory board to the US Council for World Freedom, which aided rebels trying to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua. That landed the group in the middle of the 1980s Iran-Contra affair that rocked President Ronald Reagan's presidency and put the group in legal trouble with the US tax agency, which revoked the charitable organization's tax exemption... McCain has said he resigned from the council in 1984... The group's Internal Revenue Service filing in 1985, covering the previous year, lists McCain as a member of the council's advisory board.

Important Research

Stop Calling It 'mainstream'. It's Corporate Media. It Benefits The Few.
Full article: http://hoanewsnetwork.com/media/stop_calling_it_mainstream_its_corporate_media_it_benefits_the_few.php
Excerpt(s): Mainstream media no longer produce news for the mainstream population—nor should we consider the media as plural. Instead it is more accurate to speak of big media in the US today as the corporate media and to use the term in the singular tense—as it refers to the singular monolithic top-down power structure of self-interested news giants... A research team at Sonoma State University has recently finished conducting a network analysis of the boards of directors of the ten big media organizations in the US. The team determined that only 118 people comprise the membership on the boards of director of the ten big media giants...

The following are but a few of the corporate board interlocks for the big ten media giants in the US:
1. New York Times: Caryle Group, Eli Lilly, Ford, Johnson and Johnson, Hallmark, Lehman Brothers, Staples, Pepsi
2. Washington Post: Lockheed Martin, Coca-Cola, Dun & Bradstreet, Gillette, G.E. Investments, J.P. Morgan, Moody’s
3. Knight-Ridder: Adobe Systems, Echelon, H&R Block, Kimberly-Clark, Starwood Hotels
4. The Tribune (Chicago & LA Times): 3M, Allstate, Caterpillar, Conoco Phillips, Kraft, McDonalds, Pepsi, Quaker Oats, Shering Plough, Wells Fargo
5. News Corp (Fox): British Airways, Rothschild Investments
6. GE (NBC): Anheuser-Busch, Avon, Bechtel, Chevron/Texaco, Coca-Cola, Dell, GM, Home Depot, Kellogg, J.P. Morgan, Microsoft, Motorola, Procter & Gamble,
7. Disney (ABC): Boeing, Northwest Airlines, Clorox, Estee Lauder, FedEx, Gillette, Halliburton, Kmart, McKesson, Staples, Yahoo
8. Viacom (CBS): American Express, Consolidated Edison, Oracle, Lafarge North America
9. Gannett: AP, Lockheed-Martin, Continental Airlines, Goldman Sachs, Prudential, Target, Pepsi
10. AOL-Time Warner (CNN): Citigroup, Estee Lauder, Colgate-Palmolive, Hilton

Chavez names 'Comrade Bush' a socialist
Full article: http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/31559
Excerpt(s): George Bush has been the target of fresh jibes by Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez for doing exactly what he was criticising the socialist leader for – overriding market laws to protect the economy. CHAVEZ: "How many times have they criticised me for nationalising the phone company? They say, 'The state shouldn't get involved in that.' But now they don't criticize Bush for having to nationalise (the biggest banks in the world.) Comrade Bush, how are you?"

News & Propaganda

MSM: CNN - World Markets - Asia Pacific + Australia
Full article: http://dprogram.net/2008/10/08/msm-cnn-world-markets/
Excerpt(s): Australia ASX 100 -4.98%; Hong Kong Hang Seng -8.17%; Japan Nikkei -9.38% (9/8/2008 ~4:30 PM)

Arab Stock Markets Continue Freefall
Full article: http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-10-08-voa26.cfm
Excerpt(s): Stock markets in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Egypt were eight to 10 percent lower, while markets in Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia suffered smaller losses. The Saudi exchange lost close to 10 percent at the opening bell, but had recovered to smaller losses, as the day wore on.

* "War is Terror" image is from UrukNet.info

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