This inaccurate media portrayal of right wing extremists really caught my attention after the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin – when Amy Goodman subsequently interviewed a former DHS analyst on the subject of “right-wing extremists.” In that interview her guest dismissed the idea that Timothy McVeigh was a racist and no mention of his Christian fundamentalism was put forward. He was described primarily as being involved with “anti-government” militias. This despite the fact that McVeigh constantly praised the Turner Diaries (a novel that romanticizes a race war), which he sold below cost at gun shows, and despite the fact that he was associated with the fundamentalist Christian Identity movement. And, actually, McVeigh was not really anti-government. Rather, he was merely opposed to certain aspects of the government currently in charge. So, while I am a frequent member of DemocracyNow’s audience, I think Ms.Goodman dropped the ball in this particular interview and should have been a little more challenging with her questions.
Recently, the “Hagens (Gunther von Hagens) ” story has recently been the focus of public interest. There has been much controversy on an exhibited human cadaver of a young pregnant Chinese woman with an 8-month old baby in her womb. The focus of the controversy is on whether or not the body was legally obtained, because according to national laws, no pregnant woman can be executed, and even if one died of natural causes, according to traditional Chinese culture, no families or relatives would ever send the body to the relevant institution and allow it be turned into a human specimen. However, the human cadavers have no identity or any other information regarding where they come from, which attracted public attention on the legality of the origins of the bodies.
NBC News, along with a leading US newspaper, insist that Egyptians should be grateful to the US for having ‘freed’ them
By Glenn Greenwald
An injured Egyptian protester looks on during clashes with riot police near the US embassy in Cairo. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images
One prominent strain shaping American reaction to the protests in the Muslim world is bafflement, and even anger, that those Muslims are not more grateful to the US. After all, goes this thinking, the US bestowed them with the gifts of freedom and democracy – the very rights they are now exercising – so how could they possibly be anything other than thankful? Under this worldview, it is especially confounding that the US, their savior and freedom-provider, would be the target of their rage.
On Wednesday, USA Today published an article with the headline “After attacks in Egypt and Libya, USA Today asks: Why?” The paper appeared to tell its readers that it was the US that freed the Egyptian people from tyranny:
“Attacks in Libya that left four US diplomats dead – including Ambassador Christopher Stevens – and a mob invasion of the US Embassy in Cairo, in which the US flag was torn to shreds, have left many to wonder: How can people the USA helped free from murderous dictators treat it in such a way?”
Or was it something worse?
The murder of US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other US diplomats at the hands of rioters probably wasn’t just another case of Islamists-gone-wild. The circumstances surrounding this horrific incident — the riot was in reaction to a “film” supposedly made by a mysterious Israeli-American director under what is probably a pseudonym — point to a carefully staged and well-thought out event. The question is: staged by whom?
By Lee Ferran
One of the Americans killed alongside Ambassador Christopher Stevens in an attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya Tuesday told ABC News before his death that he was working with the State Department on an intelligence mission to round up dangerous weapons in the war-torn nation.
Please turn on annotations: My Previous youtube video was censored! it got 10,000 views on vimeo before it was also taken down. I have re uploaded it on Liveleak http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3c6_1347615364 . It is about torture and execution of unarmed prisoners by the FSA.
I make a comment on recent events where the US Ambassador to Libya, one of the spear heads to the war on Libya was ironically lynched by the very same people who he put into power. The plan for a clash of civilisations.
Christian communities in Aleppo have taken up arms and formed their own militias for the first time, the Daily Telegraph can disclose.
A fighter with the Free Syria Army (FSA) fires his weapon during skirmishes in the contested neighborhood of Izza in the northern city of Aleppo. Photo: Zac Baillie/AFP/Getty Images
By Ruth Sherlock, Carol Malouf in Beirut
Christian Science Monitor
“Paging John Connor..”
DARPA’s Cheetah Bot Breaks Human, Robot Speed Records
By Stephanie Mlot
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Boston Dynamics have unleashed a legged robot that’s even faster than Olympic champion Usain Bolt.
The Cheetah recently broke its own land speed record of 18 mph, running a 20-meter split at 28.3 mph, faster than the world record for a human set in 2009 when Usain Bolt reached a peak speed of 27.78 mph.
What’s the number one reason we riot? The plausible, justifiable motivations of trampled-upon humanfolk to fight back are many—poverty, oppression, disenfranchisement, etc—but the big one is more primal than any of the above. It’s hunger, plain and simple. If there’s a single factor that reliably sparks social unrest, it’s food becoming too scarce or too expensive. So argues a group of complex systems theorists in Cambridge, and it makes sense.
Five more men have been indicted in connection with a militia group said to have carried out the murder of a former Fort Stewart soldier and his girlfriend, the Associated Press reports. Four of the men are former soldiers.
Christopher Jenderseck, 26, Adam Dearman, 27, Timothy Joiner, 21, and Anthony Garner, 23, all former soldiers, were indicted Tuesday on charges of illegal gang activity, including auto break-ins and burglaries, according to the AP. Dearman’s brother, civilian Randall Blake Dearman, was also charged.
My new partner in crime Tim met up with Matt Forney and told him to not write so negatively. Initially I scoffed at the idea, pointing out that negative writing is a lot more entertaining. But I have to concede that Tim and Ulysses are right; it can become draining after a while.
There’s a lot that’s been percolating in my mind since Attack the System started robbing my intellectual content. I’ve spent more time at that site, reading up on the various anarchisms of the right (infinitely more impressive and substantive than left anarchisms with their pathetic liberal pet causes). The ideas of Max Stirner, Julius Evola, Aleister Crowley, even Keith Preston, are so heretical in the egalitarian, progressive modern West. That’s what is so attractive about them – that, and the way they speak to something within me that has been muted, but not destroyed, by totalitarian humanism.
One of the graphic images posted on the Houston brothers’ property (Saul Young/Knoxville News Sentinel/AP)
The Associated Press reports that the photos show the “bullet-riddled bodies” of Roane County Deputy Bill Jones and ride-along Mike Brown, who were shot and killed on May 11, 2006, after arriving at the home of Rocky Houston to deliver an arrest warrant.
Photo: Supporters demonstrate in Barcelona in an unprecedented show of mass support for autonomy from Madrid. (AFP: Lluis Gene)
Hundreds of thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets of Barcelona in an unprecedented show of mass support for autonomy from Madrid, blaming Spain’s economic crisis for dragging their wealthy region down.
Surging unemployment and financial disarray have stoked calls for separatism in Catalonia, a comparatively prosperous part of Spain whose political leaders say their wealth is being sucked dry by the central government.
DGR in the United States…
DGR in Mexico.
Nature assesses the aftermath of a series of nanotechnology-lab bombings in Mexico — and asks how the country became a target of eco-anarchists.
By Leigh Phillips
Under attack: policemen stand guard outside the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education after a letter bomb exploded there in August 2011.
A. FRANCO/AP/PRESS ASSOCIATION IMAGES
By Andy Nowicki
Why are all these people dead?
“Equality” is one of the hoariest cliches and most pernicious slogans of modern times. Said to derive from a supposedly common-sense notion of fairness, the mad clamor underway to equalize the human race in fact has no basis whatsoever in justice or reality, human or otherwise. Ironically, the idea of equality is almost inevitably deeply debasing to a culture; pushing for greater “equality” does nothing to make the dumb smart, the ugly beautiful, or the poor rich; instead, it only makes nearly everything— be it fashion, the arts, language, commerce, or general human interaction– duller, less pleasant, less orderly, less desirable, and infinitely more tacky, tawdry, and loathsome. More crucially, the ramming of equality down our collective gullet requires the construction of a hateful bureaucracy to monitor, control, and altogether enslave the very people it supposedly wishes to uplift and empower. The imposition of equality, that is, requires the self-appointment of a vanguard elite who arrogate to themselves the task of being the equalizers. Thus the attempt to construct a society of “equals” invariably leads to perpetual exercise of tyranny.
Abolish Government Anarchists: “Don’t vote. We shouldn’t be trying to fix the system by ending the bribery, we should be abolishing government all together. Yes while we tell people not to vote the interests that we are supposidely fighting against will get even stronger and our system will become even more screwed up. But still…Don’t vote!”
Wallstreet, Corporations and the 1%: “Holy sh.., Thanks guys!”.
Abolish Government Anarchists: “Even though we claim to be nonviolent we will not openly challenge any Anarchists that use violence in their tactics…even though it really hurts the perception of Occupy”
This is an older video but still a relevant and well done dismembering of hypocritical leftist sheeple.
“President Obama recently held a fundraiser at the House of Blues in California. But the Rockstar-in-Chief was met with furious liberal protesters. Does that mean they are racist? What makes a liberal protest any different than the Tea Party? Alfonzo Rachel investigates in the latest ZoNation.”
Some on the left are getting it right. Mickey Z. channels Derrick Jensen’s talking points in his call for decentralization.
By Mickey Z.
08 September, 2012
World News Trust
Photo Credit: Mickey Z.
“I think it is dangerous to confuse the idea of democracy with elections. Just because you have elections doesn’t mean you’re a democratic country.” —Arundhati Roy
A liberal and a progressive walk into a restaurant called Democracy.
This guy really hates the Second Vermont Republic but you have to wonder why he keeps writing about Vermont secessionists even though no one seems to leave comments on any of his posts… Let’s give his some site traffic and maybe he’ll be kind enough to add Attack the System to his “neo-Confederate, neo-Nazi, Paleoconservative, Racist, White Separatist, anti-Government, Sovereignty Activists, and Related Links, as well as Their Enablers and Supporters” blogroll section.
Back in December of 2011 I wrote about the Second Vermont Republic’s founder, Thomas H. Naylor’s repeated attacks on the U.S. via Iran’s propaganda website Press TV, the 24-hour English language news network owned by the state-owned media corporation Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. When Press TV was first created in July of 2007 it made a short lived pretense at offering news broadcasts that, while often amateurish, utilized presenters with real news backgrounds. That soon came to an end during Iran’s 2009 election and the resulting demonstrations. In its short, five year existence Press TV has been mired in controversy, not the least of which has been its reliance on U.S. writers and bloggers with strong ties to the American anti-Semitic, Holocaust denying and, at times, neo-Nazi associated website community like CounterPunch, Veterans Today and American Free Press.
File photo of a police car with its lights on. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) [LOL]
MIAMI (CBS Tampa) – An officer with the Miami-Dade police department was arrested by federal authorities for stopping female drivers for no other reason than to initiate “sexually suggestive conversations.”
According to the Miami Herald, 33-year-old officer Prabhainjana Dwivedi was arrested by FBI agents inside police headquarters on Wednesday.
By the River Runs Black
Behold, the antifa! A beta male of beta males, a sore of the West’s spiritual leprosy.
Growing up, the antifa never found proper release for the angst sown deeply in his soul from his trying life in a 95% white, middle-class suburb of Portland. His parents divorced at an early age, and he struggled socially in high school. Always the awkward, passive type, the larval-stage antifa floundered profusely with the ladies growing up. It just didn’t make sense to him. He bent over backwards for girls, treated them with respect, worshiped the ground they walked on, and listened to their problems, and yet they always went for the jerks that mocked his frail physique instead. Often, before his forthcoming womynist enlightenment, he would mutter under his breath, “all women are bitches.”