anti-nucleaRist bloG #123/ 06 July 2012
Change to different source of Transport-Fuels is 1974
We, of the group I was traveling, saw by criss-crossing Afghanistan three-times– on the final journey my story of Osama bin Ladin, who was looking like a pilgrimager outta the Caliphates—the whole of a tribalist society, and the mountains of Hindu Kush, as well as the greenery and greenery minus of the Himalaya mountains. The travel-by-foot may not seem a reality to fatness belts of u-S citizenry, today, but 20-30 miles per day was a hardship for us, too! The need of “changeover-Fuels” was what I was studying from 1967 thru 1983. Liquid Natural Gas, both here in the new-Rome, and overseas, where we did not live on military bases other than Doha, Kuwait, was our best way of discerning our “freedom of travel” w.o. drawing attention to ourselves, and w.o. causing a business-Stir. We were not tourists, we were adventurers and Holywood agents and script-writors often followed us.
As we were partly jet-setting, yet mostly doing pilgrimages of safe-Passage. The cIAS and other sovereign intervention societal-Groups or intel-Gence attached to our where-abouts. The AFSC especially showed us that we were capable to go ‘oNLY soooo far” as lodging was limited. The scourge of being there was that the actual ‘soviet-INvasion’ had been started, and we were akin the life-of-Refugees—plagued by reporters and trying to find our way in Kandahar. We more than occasionally were associated by contact, reporters from Reuters and UPI (defunct) AP and Chicago Herald International, others. Felicity Arbuthnot and/or her father were reporters doing investigations that also helped provide where about “discerning needs to go-Geographically” were in terms of positive approach for safety. “R”
“March was another month of tragic, needless lives lost, the searing grief of mothers and fathers for lost sons and daughters… More youthful annihilations in an invasion and occupation, illegal, ill-conceived and long lost. Human sacrifices at the alter of political ego, dying because the powerful would still lose, throw away, the lives of others, than “lose face” – one hundred and twenty five months since the “war” started… Five days later, on March 11, there was a massacre of seventeen Afghan villagers, by an American soldier, or, say numerous eye witnesses, soldiers. Nine of the victims were children, the youngest two years old… Ironically, the killings and attempted body burnings were a near carbon copy of the US murders in Mahmudiya, Iraq, six years before, almost to the day. (12th March 2006.)…
Willfully ignored, is cause and effect. Soldiers are dispatched to countries of which they know nothing, for oil and other interests, having been trained to see those in lands they occupy, uninvited, as lesser beings. Always thus, they attach derogatory names to other nationalities, sneer at lives, culture, beliefs and dress. Above all they are trained to kill.
Those who react to this injustice are simply “terrorists”, a “a tragic incident”, or “collateral damage.”
Three tragedies, leaving holes in many hearts, but two, clearly, so much greater.
When will Western politicians and their allies address their own: “barbarity, savagery and cruelty … the bloodthirsty madness” their: “senseless acts of brutality and cowardice”, their murderous meddling. Their crimes against humanity?”
AFGHANISTAN: A Tale of “Three Tragedies”
by Felicity Arbuthnot Global Research April 1, 2012
In Bolivia, I met w Americans who were in the peace is doing grassroots justice Peace Corps http://www.peacecorps.gov/learn/howvol/ . Much assertion to see how others live, was our seeing how our country is in comparison w other states (nations)! Bolivia and protests and remembering Che Quevara, was as much a portion of our existence as was finding food and compatability levels familiar. Other memories were that of “tone” the differences between haves and have-Nots! The profundity of eco-Zones was also coupled to us seeing more than most of the state’s citizens did, or were allowed? I met people as an activist by protesting w those folks—morosely or not! “R”
“In our struggle to bring an end to the horrors of capitalism we often use facts, figures and ideas to support our arguments for the need to create a new society where the full potential of every human being can be realised. At the end of the day, however, what we are trying to create is a society fit for human beings, a society that will guarantee the survival of the human species. That society for us is socialism.
In that struggle we come across comrades who are alive today and comrades who throughout history have sacrificed everything in the fight for socialism. Such a comrade was Domitila who died from cancer in Cochabamba, Bolivia, earlier this month at the age of 74.
Despite the phenomenal role that she played throughout her life as a social activist, a trade union leader and a revolutionary, she died in poverty on a reduced pension and without medical insurance. She was supported in her last years by help from old comrades in the struggle. Yet on her death the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, announced that there would be three days of mourning for Domitila.”
“Domitila’s feminism was the struggle of women who have nothing, who have not been educated nor have jobs that allow them some independence so that they can aspire to much better employment. Her feminism was that of a working class woman fighting to overcome prejudice, putting herself at the forefront of a struggle in order to gain not only her own emancipation but also that of all those who are oppressed and exploited… There is neither justice nor pardon in oblivion. And while there is no justice there will neither be pardon nor peace of mind. In our history the only ones who have paid for their crimes against the Bolivian people have been the one time dictators Luis Garcia Meza and Arce Gomez, as well as the five military members of the High Command who were responsible for the massacres of October 2003, and who were condemned after an historic trial that came about as a result of the October Agenda.”
Bolivia: Domitila has died!
Written by Darrall Cozens Tuesday, 03 April 2012
The insistence of any-Empire to go “warring, it’s good to kill civilians” is overstretch of our normal economy, last seen somewhere in 1978. The neo-Liberalist hyena’s have been gorging, since around 1981, and by 1983 the new-Rome’s wars began. I met Seymour Hersh doing a review of Syrian and Jordanisn–Lebanese troops were also lined in formation off cobbled are 10-12 acres flatness– (and John Pilger) as we were all kinda confused how armies armed and in formation could utilize the same space-Place. When I returned from worldwide pilgrimages into Ecology, life seemed evermore fettered by the public’s lack of discipline reguarding “defense radiation-Monitoring” that of the need of “our” own i.e. not the military-Hegemonyites! Overstretch is defined by Chalmers Johnson as covetous of “blowback”. “R”
“And what is important about also the—they did stop, there’s no question, this sort of training that was going on. It was going on at a place called the Nevada Nuclear Security or National Security Test Site. It’s a former site for World War—post-World War II nuclear testing of weapons, testing of nuclear weapons. And it’s off-limits to people. And it’s—there’s an air base there. God knows what went on there. My own guess is rendition flights also flew into that air base in ’02, ’03. There’s some evidence for it. But certainly, the groups of MEK were flown in secretly by, I presume, the Joint Special Operations Command. This is this new high-powered group that’s been doing all the night raids in Afghanistan, that also came up in your news broadcast…
They’re very eager to do it themselves inside that country. But still, nonetheless, we provide intelligence. We, the Americans, have continued to provide intelligence and other kinds of material support for the MEK. Don’t forget, they speak Farsi, which is a great asset to us. These are people who are able to translate intercepted communications inside Iran for us very quickly and very—with great skill… We’ve been actively involved, beginning in the Cheney-Bush days, of encouraging insurrection inside Iran—whether it’s aimed at regime change or not isn’t clear; I doubt that—but basically, blowing up things, etc. We did have a list at one time we created here in Washington of people we’d like to see gone, captured perhaps, turned over or turned into our agents, you know, double agents inside Iran. We tried to do that, too. But certainly, the Israelis are pawing the ground as if they are directly responsible or deeply involved with the MEK in the recent assassination of a 32-year-old scientist whose role in terms of—there’s not much evidence he was involved in making weapons, because there’s no evidence that Iranians are making weapons.”
DEM Now 4-10-12 Training Terrorists in Nevada: Seymour Hersh on U.S. Aid to Iranian Group Tied to Scientist Killings
Global Climate Change can fold either direction for earth’s weather and moisture-Systems. The Ecology that changes w the tectonic-Plates movements are natural to the humanoid-Dimensions of existence. We have always been at the mercy of the Sun and Sun’s spots (or eruptions of hydrogen) comprises levels of radiation that steam form “our nuclear-Furnace”. The moisture is supposed to allot photosynthesis, however, is now IMbalanced and can be seen in great measure w the ‘drought’ on the great (once Bison) plains i.e. des Plaines. That expanse is renown for gathering moisture from the ‘daily’ forest temperature-Changes, as coniferous mountains provided that security composition. What has been destroyed by USDA and CSU “non-Research or total IMpunity w INsobriety” is the greenery-Moisture: replenishment-cycle.
Corn-growing was changed to soy-Beans and from that replacement of wheat-Grass, however the moisture makes not for growth of thunderstorms, called therms! This cycles has a fuse beneath the normal, not seen virtually since the above average snowpacks of 2010 winter. I personally stsrted warning people in coloRadie in 1998 regarding the absurdity of allowing beetles to grow instead of p-Pines, Limber pines and white-Pines. The last measurement of acres dead has already been corresponded to you—as nine-million acres! What have you done in propositioning USDA el Presidente’s and other Oligarchs, but the stalmate has completely bent-back: reality of des-Plaines. “R”
“If we don’t see that we are utterly embedded in the natural world and dependent on Mother Nature for our very well-being and survival … then our priorities will continue to be
driven by man-made constructs like national borders, economies, corporations, markets… 20 years have passed and everybody wants to know, what have we done? How have we progressed? Well, last week, scientists released a report in the academic journal, Nature, that suggested that we are pushing for a tipping point in the earth’s biosphere, that we are attacking our ecosystems that sustain us and all life on this earth in so many ways and levels that we are pushing for a state shift like what was seen 12,000 years ago with the end of the last ice age, but this time it will be human-caused and it will be order of magnitude faster than the 1000-year transition that happened last time. I mean, that report released on the eve of this world summit is clear that we have not achieved the sustainable world we knew we needed 20 years ago.
If we do not come to gather and say, look, let’s start with the agreement that we are biological creatures, and if you do not have air for more than three or four minutes you are dead, if you don’t have clean air you are sick, so surely, air, the atmosphere that provides us with the seasons, the weather, the climate, that has to be our highest priority before anything economic or political. That has to be the highest priority. But what you’re getting is a huge gathering, as we saw in Copenhagen two years ago, a huge gathering of countries trying to negotiate something that does not belong to anyone to through the lenses of all of the political boundaries and economic priorities, and we try to shoehorn nature into our agenda. It simply is not going to work.”
DEM Now 6-25-12 David Suzuki on Rio+20, “Green Economy”
& Why Planet’s Survival Requires Undoing Its Economic Model
The Hubble spacecraft is a huge reflector array of lens that goad far-far and deeply into the cosmos. What astro-physicists and astronomer, as well as atro-AstRonomers are finding is historical, in terms of human-Consciousness i.e. helps us update what we-Humans, know! In many ways the cosmos is a very great part of our collective spirits as well as self-Self:consciousness! “R”
“A stunning new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope has captured an unprecedented panoramic view of the Tarantula nebula, revealing its bright heart of massive stars.
The photo is actually a colossal mosaic — one of the largest ever built from Hubble images— and shows an intense star-forming hotspot called 30 Doradus. Hubble’s science team unveiled the image today (April 17) ahead of the 22nd anniversary of the iconic space telescope’s launch on April 24, 1990.
“30 Doradus is the brightest star-forming region in our galactic neighborhood and home to the most massive stars ever seen,” Hubble telescope officials wrote in an image description. “No known star-forming region in our galaxy is as large or as prolific as 30 Doradus.”
Hubble’s new view of the region inside the Tarantula nebula shows massive stars’ winds carving cavities into gas clouds, creating “a fantasy landscape of pillars, ridges and valleys,” Hubble officials explained. The spectacular colors are created by glowing hot gas. Hydrogen appears as red while oxygen shows up in blue. [See Hubble’s new Tarantula nebula photos ]
The Tarantula nebula is located 170,000 light-years from Earth in the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of the smaller satellite galaxies that hover around our own Milky Way. Inside the nebula is 30 Doradus, which, because of its local proximity to our galaxy, has long been a cosmic laboratory of sorts for astronomers studying how stars are born and evolve. The image covers an area about 650 light-years across that includes so many stars that their mass would add up to millions of our own sun if combined, they added. (One light-year is the distance light travels in a year, about 6 trillion miles, or 10 trillion kilometers).
The most massive runaway star ever seen and one of the fastest rotating stars are just two of the region’s tenants, Hubble researchers said. Star clusters from 2 million to 25 million years old can also be found.
The furious pace of star birth inside 30 Doradus is partly fueled by the Large Magellanic Cloud’s neighbor, the Small Magellanic Cloud. In the Hubble view, various stages of the star life cycle are evident, ranging from embryonic stars a few thousand years old to stellar giants that live fast and die young in supernova explosions.”
Amazing Hubble Photo Reveals Tarantula Nebula’s Star-Filled Web SPACE.com Staff Date: 17 April 2012 Time: 09:00 AM ET
Meeting the Tuaregs (1981) was provided by Khaddafi’s morning sessions, every 2-3 days in Tripoli capital—Libya. After my meeting I was allowably escourted by academics and military to the deserts, the great Sahara, of course. What took four days and running outta water, we eventually reach into the tuaregs territory, respected by Khaddafi, w.o. either cIAS nor Khaddafi intel-Gence. Whereas I was every pleased to be indoor ther wood-poled: periferies, I was sooo damned tired that I ate in haste and then had no place to deficate. However, desert life is the Tuaregs, as they’ve lived there over 800 years, but were pushed around by Muslims seeking fundamentalism as Jews had also done. What adventures have you non-sociaisits had that might offer a better way to study Ecology! “R”
“Mutinous soldiers led by Captain Amadou Sanago seized power on Thursday morning in Bamako, the capital of Mali. They moved to dissolve state institutions, suspend the constitution, install a curfew, and close the borders for an indeterminate period.
The military coup, which had started on Wednesday, reportedly left forty dead, including several civilians. It is still not certain that the military junta has succeeded in seizing all the levers of power.
The spokesman for the junta is a Lieutenant Amadou Konaré, as it would seem that the junta includes no high-ranking officers. They have either been arrested or have offered no resistance.
The mutineers criticized President Amadou Toumani Touré, in power since 2002, for being “incompetent” in confronting the rebellion of the Tuaregs in the north of the country. This revolt began on January 17, led by the Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA) and reinforced by heavily armed Tuareg veterans from Libya, who fought alongside the dictator Muammar Gaddafi against NATO forces in last year’s Libyan war.
A demonstration of women on February 1—wives and mothers of soldiers killed in the fighting between the Malian army and the MNLA rebels—accused the government of “sending their men to the slaughter without preparation or adequate equipment”. They were motivated notably by the announcement of the discovery of a mass grave containing the bodies of forty soldiers, whilst the government had only announced the death of two soldiers in the conflict.
The fighting between the Mali military and the Tuareg rebels has displaced 206,000 people since the middle of January, according to the UN Bureau for Humanitarian Affairs, especially towards Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Algeria.
Touré, who was then a general, came to power through a military coup in 1991 against Moussa Traoré. He had handed power back to civilian authorities in the 1992 elections, which led to the coming to power of Alpha Oumar Konaré, of the Democratic African Union (RDA), linked to the French Communist Party (PCF). In 2002, after having left the army, Touré was elected president.
Western governments and NATO have issued the usual formal reprimands, but Touré clearly was no longer considered as a reliable ally by NATO. On November 24, L’Express quoted a highly placed anonymous French official familiar with the region, who complained: “We are very furious with the Malians. Whether it concerns the al-Qaeda cells in the Islamic Maghreb operating in the extreme north of the country, their links with the Tuaregs or the Latin American cocaine traffic in transit to Europe, it is no longer a question of passivity on their part but complicity. We have irrefutable proof. [al-Qaeda] is stronger today than before the launch in 2008 of the Sahel Plan, an anti-terrorist arrangement in which Paris invested enormous resources.”
Last month, Touré had granted an interview to L’Express, stating: “concerning the local Arabo-Tuareg rebellions, Gaddafi engaged in mediation, the disarmament and reintegration. His overthrow has left a vacuum….very early, we alerted NATO and others about the collateral effects of the Libyan crisis. To no avail.”
In fact, Touré maintained close ties to Gaddafi, for which he claimed he had “no regrets. Libya made substantial investments with us in tourism, hotels, agriculture and banking, contributing to our development.”
Military launches coup in Mali
by Olivier Laurent 28 March 2012 WSWS
There is more to fascism that usury and egregiousness for cronyism. There are Oligarchs, illegal methods of neo-Cons in correlatives of Neo-Liberalism Banking and of course, munitions monies to back-up when needed the catharsis of too-big-to-fail. There is lots more to socialism, if we are to understand Ecosocialism, as Ecology and Socialism, not versus socialism, but not at all ISO nor social-Democracy, a party that maintains both Bourgeoisies tenacity as technics of Techology thru confusing technocracy w bureaucrats; and, Libertarianism, as a political-Party that is not almost totally ‘capitalists’. “R”
“During five hours of testimony for HB 1156, we heard from nearly TWENTY individuals who have either been personally affected by this issue or from attorneys who have defended individuals from this twisted statute that protects the profits of lawyers and allows banks to foreclose with no evidence of the right do so. This bill’s main purpose was to nullify a provision slipped into larger lending legislation in 2006 by the Castle Stawiarski Law Firm. That provision made it very easy to expedite a foreclosure. It reduced the workload for the banks and the servicers and it increased the profits for the lawyers – it also created a system where people are losing their homes wrongfully and sometimes fraudulently.
At the hearing, legislators heard from real people with real stories of losing their homes unlawfully – people who were paying their mortgage and lost their homes – people who want to pay their mortgage, but can’t figure out whom to pay – people who would have saved their homes if not for this gaping hole in our foreclosure law.
We also heard from one lawyer who used to practice under the Castle Stawiarski Law Firm – he admitted to signing off on as many as 60 foreclosures a day without checking the documents for validity – he told our legislators that he has, “intimate working knowledge of the public trustee system, and (that he) personally executed tens of thousands of qualified holder statements. (He used) that signature and document as evidence of standing to foreclose on those tens of thousands of homes.”
What our legislators failed to acknowledge is that the only two opponents to testify that afternoon represented special interests and big money. These two groups, the Colorado Bankers Association and the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association deployed an army of lobbyists to defeat HB 1156 – spending nearly $71,000 in a few short months.
Two lobbyists employed directly by CBA lobbied on a combined 16 bills, as reported on the February 2012 disclosure report. Colorado Legislative Services LLC, contracted by CBA, lobbied on 36 different bills on behalf of CBA alone. So we ask who is ever present in the capitol – real people and grassroots, member-driven groups like CPC or well-paid lobbyists like Don Childers?
The people came away from that hearing angry and frustrated. We were shocked and dismayed at the outcome of HB 1156. Instead of sitting back and accepting the fact that some of our legislators have chosen not to represent the people – the people have decided to take action!
Two of the lawyers who supported and helped craft HB 1156 approached us and asked if we would like to take this issue directly to the people and let them decide. Together, we drafted a Citizens Initiative that will take the keys to a better Colorado out of the hands of few lobbyists and legislators and give us the chance to defend our communities and save our homes.
Initiative Measure #84, “Concerning foreclosure due process and fraud prevention” was filed with the Secretary of State two weeks ago.”
Action: Change Colorado Foreclosures From Colorado Progressives,
Thurs Oct 5, 2012 @ http://progressivecoalition.org/
bRidge from the VOId, the peace-Warrior, “R” Addison
–notes: nUkiEmOLe bloG #59
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