Author Archives

Keith Preston

Community Resolutions Against the Machine

From Common Dreams. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Communities all over the United States are reeling from budget cuts. Military contractors, meanwhile, have remained fat and well-fed on the one part of federal spending that so far hasn’t been touched by budget-cutting fever: the Pentagon. One community recently decided to call attention […]

The ‘Iranian Plot’ – Please don’t laugh!

From Rehmat’s World. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- According to the New York Times (October 11, 2011) – Washington has accused Iranian Al-Quds for hatching a plot, to assassinate Saudi ambassador in the US – and to bomb Israeli embassy in Washington DC and both Saudi and Israeli embassies in Argentina. To […]

We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former detective testifies

Pigs will be pigs. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Willie Anderson/News Former Detective Stephen Anderson, seen here in 2009, is testifying under a cooperation agreement with prosecutors. RELATED NEWS City paying out $300G to brothers falsely accused of selling drugs Undercover cops busted in fake cocaine arrest Cops had money motive to […]

War with U.S. is of No Interest to Iran

Article by Alexander Cockburn. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Even by the forgiving standards of American credulity, the supposed Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. is spectacularly ludicrous. That doesn’t mean it isn’t a sinister harbinger of a new crisis. Why would Iran want to kill the Saudi […]

Obama orders U.S. troops to help chase down African 'army' leader

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— President Barack Obama is sending about 100 U.S. troops to Africa to help hunt down the leaders of the notoriously violent Lord’s Resistance Army in and around Uganda. “I have authorized a small number of combat-equipped U.S. forces to deploy to central Africa to provide […]

Necessity of the Fourth Political Theory

Article by Leonid Savin. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— by Leonid Savin The present world financial crisis marks the conclusion of the damage done by the liberal ideology which, having appeared during the epoch of the Western Enlightenment, has for decades dominated most of the planet. Disturbing voices and criticism started during […]

Which Side Are You On?

Article by Kevin Carson. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Occupy Wall Street has come under fire from some libertarians, on the grounds that it’s relatively silent about the role of big government, and its proposed remedies lean heavily toward increased government intervention. But it’s quite understandable that many in the Occupy movement […]

BLOOMBERG VS. OCCUPY

By John Robb. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Mayor Bloomberg is moving to shut down Occupy Wall Street at Liberty Square tomorrow at 7 AM. The ruse he is using:  the need to clean the “park.”  He has promised that Liberty Square will be reopened after the cleaning but nobody will be allowed to […]

My Advice to the Occupy Wall Street Protesters

Article by Matt Taibbi. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– I’ve been down to “Occupy Wall Street” twice now, and I love it. The protests building at Liberty Square and spreading over Lower Manhattan are a great thing, the logical answer to the Tea Party and a long-overdue middle finger to the financial […]

Higher Inflation Coming Within A Month

From Coin Update. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– As economic data deteriorates and markets decline, governments and multinational agencies are facing an immediate dilemma.  They can either do nothing and risk a global depression—or they can intervene with more monetary and fiscal stimulus to postpone dealing with the problem a few months […]

Delusions of peace

Article by John Gray. Hat tip to Chris George. ———————————————————————————————– Storming of the Bastille by Francois Leonard. Many of the French revolutionaries favoured violence as an “engine of social transformation” “Today we take it for granted that war happens in smaller, poorer and more backward countries,” Steven Pinker […]

Anonymous Calls On Occupy Wall Street To Form A New Political Party

Article by Robert Johnson. A third party? No. Too easily co-optable. A federation of local parties committed to the pan-secession, liberty and populism, ten core demographic and left-right-center tri-partite strategies? Yes. ———————————————————————————————– Anonymous central just posted a notice on its website calling for the Occupy Wall Street Movement […]

The Stark Truth: RamZPaul on Class Warfare & Political Correctness

Good discussion. —————————————————————————————————————————————————   Robert Stark and returning guest RamZPaul discuss: Occupation of Wall Street; The protesters’ ideology and theHollywood elitists who are sticking it to the man; Controlled opposition among the Tea Party and anti-capitalist Left; Class warfare, economic issues, and how nationalism is the solution to these […]

Lech Walesa backs Wall Street protesters

Article by Monika Scislowska. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Poland’s former President Lech Walesa says he supports the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York that protests corporate greed. The Nobel Peace laureate told The Associated Press that he is planning either a visit or a letter to the protesters. “I am […]

TSA on lookout for big hair and snow globes

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Editor’s note: LZ Granderson, who writes a weekly column for CNN.com, was named Journalist of the Year by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and is a 2011 Online Journalism Award finalist for commentary. He is a senior writer and columnist for ESPN the Magazine […]

Dead Men Tell No Tales: The CIA, 9/11 and the Awlaki Assassination

Article by Tom Burghardt. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— On September 30, the CIA and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) assets under the Agency’s control, assassinated the alleged “external operations” chief of the Afghan-Arab database of disposable Western intelligence assets, also known as Al-Qaeda, Anwar al-Awlaki, and a second American citizen, Samir […]

Most of Detroit's Street Lights Repossessed After City Fails to Pay Utility Bills

Article by George Hunter. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Most of the city’s street lights have been repossessed because officials failed to pay a multimillion-dollar utility bill, giving rise to concerns about safety and crime in darkened neighborhoods. DTE Energy crews have removed about 1,400 light poles from Highland Park as part […]

U.S. Says Iran-Tied Terror Plot in Washington, D.C. Disrupted

Article by Richard Esposito and Brian Ross. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- FBI and DEA agents have disrupted a plot to commit a “significant terrorist act in the United States” tied to Iran, federal officials told ABC News today. The officials said the plot included the assassination of the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, Adel […]

OCW: Targeted, But Who Is The Enemy?

Article by Gordon Duff. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– Our first real sign of political violence was during the disturbance at the Smithsonian when Patrick Howley of the nocon rag, American Spectator, led an attack of agent provacateurs on the Smithsonian.  Our thanks to Charlie Grapski for catching Howley, one of many preparing to […]

5 law officers among 70 charged in Arkansas drug trafficking bust

From CNN —————————————————————————————————————————————————- (CNN) — Five law enforcement officers were among 70 people in Arkansas charged in a federal drug-trafficking crackdown that also involved public corruption charges, authorities said Tuesday. The five officers took bribes to look the other way while crimes were being committed, authorities said. Investigators are […]

Gold is not in a Bubble: It’s on its way to $10,000 an ounce

Article by Nick Barisheff. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– “Gold is not a financial asset to be compared with dot-com stocks or Miami condos and it is not a commodity like pork bellies or crude oil. It is the ultimate currency for the truly sophisticated wealth holder in a time of substantial unreserved […]

The Second Amendment: Does Anybody Get It?

From DumpDC.Com ————————————————————————————————————————————————— The so-called conservatives say that there should be no restrictions to keep and bear arms for Americans. They say that it’s all about self-protection. The so-called liberals beat the drum for outright bans on firearms, saying that disarming Americans will make our nation safer. Both […]

The Military Solution

Article by J. Bruce Campbell. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— As a Rhodesian anti-terrorist in the early ‘70s, I figured that the combination of normal African cruelty with Jewish Communism was the ultimate in political sadism. The atrocities I witnessed were shocking and revolting. It turned out that my education was incomplete. […]

The Mormon vs Holy Roller GOP Showdown

Article by Pat Buchanan.  It wasn’t for nothing that Sam Francis referred to the Republicans as The Stupid Party. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Is a religious war breaking out in the Republican Party? On Friday, Pastor Robert Jeffress of the 10,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas took the podium at the […]

Abandoning Middle East Veterans

Article by Stuart Bramhall. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Homeless Middle East Vet This is the fourth of a series of posts highlighting the important work of the veteran owned and operated GI coffeehouse movement. Coffee Strong at Fort Lewis is continuing their September fundraising drive, as they are well-short of their $20,000 goal. In […]

“Your constitutional rights have nothing to do with the law.”

From Rad Geek Peoples Daily. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— From a recent submission to Reason’s Brickbats column: Mark Chase got a federal court order allowing him to paint on Ocean City, Maryland’s boardwalk without a license. That didn’t impress Baltimore police, who arrested him for painting at the Inner Harbor without a permit. When Chase complained […]

Our Star Chamber

Article by Jason Kuznicki. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Every day lately I ask myself the same question: How the hell did we fall this far? American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of […]

Wall Street Couldn't Have Done It Alone

  Article by Sheldon Richman. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— To Occupy Wall Street: Wall Street couldn’t have done it alone. It takes a government and/or its central bank, the Federal Reserve System, to:   Create barriers to entry for the purpose of sheltering existing banks from competition and radical innovation, then […]

“Studying” GI Suicides: Congress Cops Out

Article by Stuart Bramhall. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Staff Sgt Jared Hagemann Nov 5, 1985 – June 28, 2011 This is the third of a series of posts highlighting the important work of the veteran owned and operated GI coffeehouse movement. Coffee Strong at Fort Lewis is continuing their September fundraising drive, as they […]

OCCUPY (Insert Your City Here): Protesting Capitalism's Crisis

Article by John Robb. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Let me spool you up on what’s going on with the Occupy movement. It’s an open source protest (there’s lots about how open source protests and insurgencies work on this blog, in posts all the way back to 2004).  So, it’s not like the protests […]

Here's A Surprise: EU Green Party Adopts The Pirate Party's Position On Copyright

From TechDirt. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– from the didn’t-see-that-coming,-did-you? dept While some try to write off the Pirate Party’s positions on things because of its name (and I still believe its name limits the party’s effectiveness), it appears that more and more people are recognizing that its positions on things like copyright aren’t […]

The Science of Anarchism

Article by David D’Amato. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- This weekend (Saturday, October 8th) in the New York Times Todd Gitlin, a Columbia University professor of journalism, wrote “that the core of the [Occupy] movement … consists of what right-wing critics call anarchists.” Rather than taking the same snide, dismissive approach to anarchism that […]

Mutual Markets vs. Corporate Capitalism

From Rad Geek Peoples Daily. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— So, going through the final rounds of work on Markets Not Capitalism with Gary[1] and the rest of the Collective has really been reminding me that I’ve accumulated a lot of occasional and fragmentary writing — papers, paragraphs, notes, etc. — that I really ought […]

Peak Silver Revisited: Impacts of a Global Depression, Declining Ore Grades & a Falling EROI

Article by Steve St. Angelo. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– The world is about to peak in global silver production.  This will not occur due to a lack of silver to mine, but rather as a result of the peaking of world energy resources, declining ore grades, and a falling Energy Returned On […]

Grocery worker: "I gave out semen-tainted yogurt"

WTF? ————————————————————————————————————————————————— ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A grocery store worker accused of handing out a semen-tainted yogurt sample at an Albuquerque market pleaded guilty Thursday. Under terms of his plea agreement, Anthony Garcia admitted he tainted a sample of the yogurt he was handing out at Sunflower Market in January. He […]

Eric Cantor Condemns Occupy Wall Street 'Mobs': They're 'Pitting Americans Against Americans'

From the Huffington Post. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– October 07, 2011 “Huffington Post’ – – WASHINGTON — Top House GOP leaders assured attendees at the 2011 Values Voter Summit Friday morning that despite all the attention on fixing the nation’s economy, they remain committed to pushing the priorities of social conservatives, including […]