anti-nucleaRist bloG #89/ 27 Dec 2011
the Natural world, the emotional, the spontaneous
The Earth (planet) is at risk. The method-of-madness to protect that embodiment is the fascist anti-Norm i.e. INvasions by IMpunity, coRporations of munitions IMpugning, and not to have fear “state-Dept” aligning in maintaining “dictators”. Aren’t the 99% lucky! Devoid is “love and return to Nature” the hippie-Dropout Movement in the dermis of socio-Polity! There currently is a celebration of the “state’s abuse” called OCCUPY Movement. The INvasion of fascist skein in Syria was a long time festering for blood against the people of that political “geography”. I camped w the people of Homs in 1981. The people we as mistreated as military-Rule: oNLY-Allows. The many towns where I looked for partial-Meals w my travel-Mates (Charley, a flathead indige-Amer) Prof Sam, and Steve and Deborah was a mixed-bag: itinerary. This is similar to how one gets along in dN-tN little-D: denver these days-weeks-months-years! The bonds of “radionuclides-Contaminations” in this “empire” is yet misguided by the IMperium. As “not-so-depleted-uranium-238” has been used a culture of resistance is needed, is necessity, and people need to be more Informed—read more, not less!
Why submit to power—that oNLY invites fascist-Oligarchs? Why not ‘spirit’ is all we need, when the goon-Squads love you thru militarized-Police! Non-violence not oNLY bolsters, but peace cannot be had w.o. protests against the wars-Illegal. Non-violent demonstrations, rallies, marches, vigils… why abide by the use of ‘drones’ and high tech “militancy” of the over-Paid “cops” when they’ve no virtue for the established and written laws? “R”
From the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling:
Majority Opinion (Justice Kennedy, joined by Thomas, Roberts, Scalia and Alito) http://bit.ly/5VdnbB
Dissenting Opinion (Justice Stevens, joined by Sotomayor, Ginsburg, and Breyer) http://bit.ly/5MEPOJ
Other Justices’ Dissents or Concurrences http://bit.ly/6zasOH Justice Stevens, in dissent, was compelled to state the obvious:
. . . corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help structure and facilitate the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their “personhood” often serves as a useful legal fiction. But they are not themselves members of “We the People” by whom and for whom our Constitution was established.
Looking to learn more? Here are some good places to begin:
- Corporate Personhood in a Nutshell
- History of the Corporation
- The Need for Constitutional Reform
- Building a Democracy Movement
Syria’s fascist formal governance has killed over 5,000 people, and the cIAS “al Qaeda-Goons” are inside-acts for months since March start-UP w the Arab Spring revolts. The INjustice by the Assad purveyances for fascism, are as close to the police-State/prison-State of the Empire. That the “empire” is ‘the charge` du afaires’ w.i. the context of the IMperium, makes a whole-lot-less for manner than in Syria! That a man who could have been a non-IMperialist leader or at least non-Fascist his web-Site speak streams about the subversive tendentiousness excised by u-S military-hegemony worldwide dictatorial-Policy!
“The Assad regime’s current tactics indicates that it views the Arab League Monitoring Mission more as a month-long window of opportunity during which it can do whatever it wants to bring the revolution to an end, rather than a final opportunity to chart an exit strategy for itself, hence the escalation in violence, including the decision to throw air-power into the fray.”
“The merciless pounding of Baba Amr is nothing short of a crime against humanity being perpetrated as the entire world watches with unexplainable unjustifiable indifference.
It is said that Major General Assef Chawkat, the man in charge of all military operations currently taking place all over the country, had promised his brother-in-law, Bashar Al-Assad, to have the situation in Baba Amr brought under control by the end of November. He is said to be fighting now to avoid another embarrassment which could compromise his position in the family, once again.”
Syrian Revolution Digest–Following Main Developments / Monitoring Trends…
Tues Dec 27th 2011 by Ammar Abdulhamid
Not ever-so-Grand is the hypothecary that “democracy of the older u-S Republic” has been bought-Off. This being the case one must relegate a visuality, as well as concept of “how that was”? Our conceptualization base is being eroded away as the community people have yet to speak-Out—and that is loudly, succinctly, and w a sagacity to portend not to mend until the problems are totally alleviated! “R”
“The Bush administration decided instead to implement the so-called surge, sending tens of thousands additional US troops and intensifying the repression of the Iraqi population, particularly in Sunni areas. The increased American operations, combined with the mass murder carried by Shiite death squads, effectively drowned the insurgency in blood by the end of 2008. Partition, however, always remained a potential fall-back option.
The US occupation of the country has amounted to a conscious policy of sociocide—the destruction of the very fabric of a society.”
“At least 40,000 American troops, backed by an array of aircraft, are currently based in Kuwait, Bahrain and elsewhere in the Middle East.
From the beginning, the US intervention in Iraq has had one primary aim: to ensure that its large oil and natural gas reserves were brought under US corporate domination and American military control. To achieve that end, the American occupation regime ruthlessly stoked sectarian and ethnic divisions to prevent the emergence of a unified movement among the Iraqi people against US imperialism.”
“The national unity government [comprised] rival sectarian- and ethnic-based factions has collapsed. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the representative of the dominant Shiite political bloc, has issued an arrest warrant against Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, accusing him of directing sectarian terrorism. Sunni parties are boycotting the parliament and their ministers have walked out of the cabinet. They have accused Maliki of seeking to establish a dictatorship, and their leader, Iyad Allawi, has called for intervention by the US, Turkey and the Arab League.
There can be no doubt that the US State Department, the CIA and other intelligence agencies, operating from the massive American embassy in central Baghdad, are active participants in the political crisis. The Obama administration and the US military agreed to remove all combat troops, as stipulated in the Status of Forces agreement reached in 2008, only after they failed to bully the Iraqi regime into allowing thousands of troops to remain under a blanket exemption from prosecution under Iraqi law. None of the Iraqi parties could support such a demand because of massive popular hostility toward the US occupation.
Events are now beginning to spiral out of control. Hashemi has taken refuge in the autonom-ous Kurdish region in the north and the Kurdish establishment have rejected Maliki’s demands that they hand over the Sunni official. The Sunni leadership of Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, has joined with the majority Sunni provinces of Diyala and Salahaddin in announcing that it wants the same autonomous status as the Kurdish region.”
Iraq’s tragic encounter with US imperialism
27 December 2011 WSWS
The military is monotony, and yet the “recruiter/sales persons” would have the public and the illiterate-World misinterpret the Empire? You may believe that wAr-Making is fun and polluting is the epiphany of capitalist-Priggish fool-heartiness, which is truth. However, the resolve has a changing face for more and more deaths to civilians when coupled to “drones: illegal or morosely UN-intelligible”. Death to the damned, damnable, assignine “drones” please. “R”
“Any time a remote pilot’s attention is divided between multiple aircraft, the likelihood of errors will increase,” said Thompson, who advises companies including Lockheed Martin Corp, which built the stealthy batwing-shaped RQ-170 surveillance drone.
To save money and make unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) less reliant on massive ground support crews, weapons manufacturers are working with military officials to develop more autonomous control systems and improve networking among planes.
At the moment, it can take hundreds of support staff on the ground to run a single drone for 24 hours, adding cost and complications at a time when budget-cutters are looking for billions of dollars of program cuts.
But new high-tech networking systems and ground stations in development would let a single pilot fly four drones, possibly even from different manufacturers, dramatically reducing the ground staff now needed for each plane.
Early work on such systems has been going on for some time, but heavy demand for more drones and mounting budget pressures are now bringing them closer to operational use.”
Future drone pilots may fly four warplanes at once
By Andrea Shalal-Esa and Tim Hepher Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:41pm EST http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/23/us-security-drones-idUSTRE7BM17K20111223 …
Last-of-all, 1981, when in asia-Minor: in Ajerbaijan, in Georgia, in Turkey, in Kurdustan (north-Iraq and west Iran) when in Syria, when in Lebanon I found that one aspect about democracy was pertinent. I expected some overhearing and partaking in discussions on how descript governance could be when such-and-such a political-party gained ascendancies. I was not suspect, but ‘do not expect to hear a cheer for democracy’ and never tell them you’re a d-F American, UNless you’ve gotten to know them. But, as peace-diplomat of the background “reduction of nuclear-Weapons prospect” I managed far better than almost anyone the person telling me so, had known and imagined. This pleased —me! The best place was a photo I took that ended on the cover of national geographic magazine. That of men from Lebanon actually discussing the Kurds in Lebanon. I knew that they all, this group were fishermen and retired to politics and tobacco. They spoke of both Kurds and Hezbollah, groups yet UN-known to the world’s tasks for condemning revolt by “erstwhile necessary” rebels!
Whenever one reads about the PKK, an army of separatists of the Kurds-people of that beautiful California mountains looking geography the usually put-down the PKK rather than explain any of the geography they control as the lands have been theirs a lot longer than 250 years or going back to those Ottoman takeovers —please check a good source. Time and space wise! What any ole news-print paper and even RT news says is basically the same in the past 15 years . That I’ve found this is ostensibly rude, UN-true and UN-fathomed i.e. “The terrorist PKK group took up arms in 1984 in a terror campaign to win what it has described as ‘an independent Kurdish homeland’ in southeastern Turkey. More than 45,000 people have been killed in attacks involving the PKK in the past two decades.” What I want to hear is the other four factions of the Kurds ‘statements’… “R”
“On Monday, four PKK members fired on a police post from a moving vehicle, leaving the two police officers injured in Bismil district in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir.
Last week, Turkish troops, backed by military helicopters and warplanes, killed 27 PKK members in the region. Turkey’s state television said a senior PKK leader was among the dead.
The terror group has also been listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community including the United States and the European Union.”
PKK injures two policemen in SE Turkey
Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:37AM GMT
Does one of little-D: denver citizenry ever get to the mNTNs on-Day-per-annum to see the trees and remnant Buffa-lope herd?
Wars-Warring is the new-Rome, a voice fRom the VOId, the peace-Warrior,
–note: peace-Warrior bloG #44
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