The thing that was very strange about this is that, at the bottom, you can see, it only got 67 views nearly 14 hours after I posted it. The posts that I shared above and below it all had hundreds of views. I asked some friends to check their timelines, and this particular post did not show up. They had to actually go to the page and look for it to find it tucked in near the bottom.
If I hadn’t heard from Tami Canal, the driving force behind the March Against Monsanto’s Facebook page, I would have thought it
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Undercover Police Officer Connected to “NATO 5″ Case Still Spying on Protest in Chicago
By Steve Horn and Chris Geovanis; Tuesday, 21 May 2013 – Truthout
On March 27, Chicago teachers and their supporters – including parents, students and community residents – rallied against the largest mass public school closure in US history. News of the mobilization sparked huge public interest before the demonstration – including from an undercover police officer calling himself “Danny Edwards.”
The day before the big rally, “Danny” reached out in individual emails to fellow volunteer street medics he had met a year earlier after he
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/undercover_police_officer_connected_nato_5_case_still_spying_protest_chicago
Reinventing Guatemalan History – by Stephen Lendman
History reinventors support despots. Social democrats are vilified. Crimes of war, against humanity and genocide are sanitized. They’re whitewashed. They disappear in plain sight.
Wall Street Journal columnist Mary O’Grady tried reinventing Guatemalan history. She failed. More on that below.
Washington tolerates no independent governments. Left of center democratic ones are most vulnerable.
In 1953, the CIA’s first coup deposed Iran’s Mohammad Mosaddegh. At the time, The New York Times called him “the most popular politician in the country.” Reza Shah Pahlavi replaced him. A generation-long reign of terror followed.
In 1954, Washington ousted Guatemala’s Jacobo Arbenz
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/reinventing_guatemalan_history
Supreme Court Colludes with Monsanto – by Stephen Lendman
It’s no surprise. Michael Parenti calls America’s High Court its “autocratic branch.”
It’s notoriously pro-business. It’s longstanding. In Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railway (1886), it granted corporations legal personhood.
More recently, in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes et al (June 2011), it denied longstanding sexual discrimination class action redress. It overruled a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision doing so.
In ATT Mobility v. Concepcion (April 2011), it did so two months earlier. It blocked class action redress claiming fraud. The company’s wireless subsidiary charged sales tax on cellphones it advertised as
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/supreme_court_colludes_monsanto
It’s not a stretch to suggest that Americans are over medicated. In 2011 doctors across the nation wrote an astounding four billion medical prescriptions, amounting to an average of 13 prescriptions for every man, woman and child in the United States.
In the next few weeks the American Psychiatric Associations is releasing their updated fifth version their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5); the so-called ‘bible’ of psychiatric diagnoses. The new manual promises to take mental illness and the use of prescription drugs to a
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Capitalists win, all others lose in B.C. election
By Duncan Cameron; May 21, 2013 – rabble.ca
The capitalists won the B.C. election. Extractive industries make big profits in the province, and have bigger plans for its future. More port facilities for coal exports to China, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plants, new pipelines across the mountains, increased tanker traffic in the Vancouver Harbour, and through coastal waters; these environmental disasters in the making represent lucrative ventures to Liberal backers.
Corporations support the BC Liberals as a form of insurance protecting shareholder privileges. Most of the business and commercial world follows the
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/capitalists_win_all_others_lose_british_columbia_election
The Ministry of Taste: The EU, Restaurants, and Olive Oil
By Binoy Kampmark – May 20th, 2013
They do themselves no favours. Like a hulking institution that has never seen the light of day lest it provide a degree of transparency, the cocooned individuals of the European Commission have decided to meddle in the restaurant trade. The mantra is always the same: quality and hygiene. From January 1, 2014, eateries will be prohibited from serving oil to diners in small jugs or dipping bowls. The nightmarish pre-sealed and non-re-usable bottles will take their place, an aesthetic monstrosity that will
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/ministry_taste_eu_restaurants_and_olive_oil
Taking on Big Pharma
The Green Shadow Cabinet and a Mental Health Declaration of Independence
By BRUCE E. LEVINE; May 21, 2013 – Counterpunch
The Green Shadow Cabinet, launched in spring 2013, is led by 2012 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein. Its purpose is to provide an ongoing opposition and alternative voice to the dysfunctional U.S. government — and to demonstrate what a government of, by, and for the people (rather than of, by, and for, giant corporations) looks like. As the Green Shadow Cabinet’s Assistant Secretary of Health for Clinical Mental Health (appointed by
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/taking_big_pharma_mental_health_declaration_independence
Hey DRD Gregory8,(sorry for off topic, but figured you wont see this if posted several articles back) I read you guy’s debate regards, 401K ret plans being taken or nationalized etc. Check out This new article about that very issue! its from newswithviews dot com
By Paul Walter
May 20, 2013
For almost a year we’ve seen bold headlines that Barack Obama is in the process of taking 401(k)’s, ostensibly to pay down the national debt (created by politicians we elect to office). The same flavor of borrowing against federal employee retirement funds until Congress can borrow more money:
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(Pictured: Boston 2013)
The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 was originally established to protect American citizens from the federal use of military troops to enforce and execute the laws of the land unless expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress. Since then, for over a century, this task has fallen upon local and federal law enforcement. But with the War on Terror taking center stage in the United States for the last decade, elements within the government have been working tirelessly to expand the mission of the US military on the domestic
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Guantanamo Force-Feeding Constitutes Torture – by Stephen Lendman
Guantanamo detention constitutes torture, abuse and ill-treatment. Long-term detention compounds it.
Force-feeding increases unconscionable pain and suffering. Doing so violates core rule of law principles.
Around 130 of 166 Guantanamo detainees refuse food. They’re hunger striking for justice. They began in February. They passed 100 days. They’d rather die than endure injustice. Their only escape route is death.
Pentagon officials at first maintained silence. Belatedly they admitted what’s well-known. They consistently downplayed it. Now they admit 102 detainees refuse food. At least 130 are involved.
Obama dismissively said nothing. His belated acknowledgment reflected disdain for their
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/guantanamo_forcefeeding_constitutes_torture
I think we all want more then the illegal president gone. What about Feinstein, Pelosi, Biden, Holder, Mayor Bloomberg, the list is huge there are Senators, Govenors, Judeges, Cops, FBI agents CIA agents, Get rid of DHS FEMA, completely overhaul the E.P.A., THE D.E.A., and probably every alphabet agency out there. There are so many bad, corrupt politicians that we really need to start with a clean slate.
If a person running for any elected office then they absolutely CANNOT be on the board of any company. Before its news has a story on today how are gov. Just
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European powers fund Al Qaeda looting of Syrian oil
By Johannes Stern; 20 May 2013 – WSWS
According to a report yesterday in Britain’s Guardian newspaper, the European Union (EU) is directly funding US-backed Sunni Islamist terrorist groups fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. These groups are looting oil in parts of eastern Syria that they control and then re-selling it to EU countries at rock-bottom prices.
The Guardian writes: “The EU decision to lift Syrian oil sanctions to aid the opposition has accelerated a scramble for control over wells and pipelines in rebel-held areas and helped consolidate the grip
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/european_powers_fund_al_qaeda_looting_syrian_oil
Sequestering Our Mothers
By Sue Sturgis; Monday, May 13, 2013 – Znet
Source: Facing South
Rank of low-income mothers, particularly women of color, among those expected to be hit hardest by automatic federal spending cuts known as the sequester that took effect in March: 1
Amount the sequester will cut from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, also known as WIC: $333 million
Rank of the South among U.S. regions with the largest percentage of households eligible for WIC’s prenatal services: 1
Amount the sequester is set to cut next year from programs that fight domestic violence and sexual
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/sequestering_our_mothers
America: A Modern-Day Sparta – by Stephen Lendman
Permanent war is longstanding policy. America deplores peace. Throughout its history, it’s waged war annually at home and/or abroad. Today it does so globally.
Giving peace a chance is loathed. Direct or proxy wars rage in multiple countries.
“Yes we can” reflects Obama’s pro-war, pro-imperial, pro-ravage, plunder and dominate agenda. He prioritizes it. He abhors human rights, equity, justice, and other democratic values. Rogue leaders operate that way.
Rule of law principles are spurned. Constitutional protections no longer apply. Any nation, organization or person designated a state enemy is targeted.
“Change you can believe in” is
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/america_modernday_sparta
In a controversial move that some believe will essentially lead to a de facto ban on semi-automatic handguns, Attorney General Kamala Harris announced that, effective immediately, all new semi-automatic firearms sold in the State of California will require a unique microstamp on every shell ejected when a gun is fired.
Microstamping, or ballistic imprinting, is a technology patented in the 1990?s by engineer and NRA member Todd Lizotte. When a gun is fired, a tiny engraving on the firing pin etches a microscopic identifier onto the cartridge as it is expended by the
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America Honors Its Worst – by Stephen Lendman
Presidential Medals of Freedom are awarded annually. They mock what they claim to represent. Many go to deplorable recipients.
Previous dishonorees include GHW Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Gates, Henry Kissinger, Tony Blair, Shimon Peres, Margaret Thatcher, Alvaro Uribe, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, and Alan Greenspan among others.
Nobel Peace Prize recipients include notorious war criminals. In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt was honored. He once said “I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one.”
In 1919, Woodrow Wilson won. He broke his pledge to keep “us out of war.” In
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/america_honors_its_worst
Disconnect: Soaring Markets/Troubled Economies – by Stephen Lendman
Forget everything you learned about markets, economics and finance. Perhaps Newton, Galileo, Copernicus, Darwin, Freud, Einstein, and other noted figures were wrong.
Central banks run today’s world. Major ones matter most. Money printing madness controls everything. Love doesn’t make the world go round. Liquidity-driven markets reflect the power of bankers to do it.
They’re more powerful than standing armies. They can levitate markets. They can enrich themselves at the same time.
They can do it while economies crater. The power of massive liquidity infusions combined with market manipulation generates huge profits.
What can’t go on
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/disconnect_soaring_marketstroubled_economies
The Continued Struggle for Educational Access by the Afrikan Community: In Solidarity with the Transitional Year Programme!
by the Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity (Toronto)*
The Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity (NPAS) stands firmly in solidarity with the Transitional Year Programme (TYP) and the Transitional Year Programme Preservation Alliance (TYPPA). The University of Toronto – especially the university’s Provost Cheryl Misak – has been imposing conditions on the TYP that are not beneficial to the success of the program or the wellbeing of the students the program serves. We call on people of good conscience to support the TYP in resisting a restructuring plan
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/continued_struggle_educational_access_afrikan_community_solidarity_transitional_year_programme
Tar sands exploitation would mean game over for climate, warns leading scientist
Prof James Hansen rebukes oil firms and Canadian government over stance on exploiting fossil fuel, which he says would make climate problem unsolvable.
By Damian Carrington – The Guardian, Sunday 19 May 2013
Major international oil companies are buying off governments, according to the world’s most prominent climate scientist, Prof James Hansen. During a visit to London, he accused the Canadian government of acting as the industry’s tar sands salesman and “holding a club” over the UK and European nations to accept its “dirty” oil.
“Oil from tar sands makes sense
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/tar_sands_exploitation_would_mean_game_over_climate_warns_leading_scientist
Lions and Tigers and Terrorists, Oh My!
By Brandon Smith; May 19, 2013 – Znet
The debate over what actions actually constitute “terrorism,” I believe, will become one of the defining ideological battles of our era. Terrorism is not a word often used by common people to describe aberrant behaviors or dastardly deeds; however, it is used by governments around the world to label and marginalize political enemies. That is to say, it is the government that normally decides who is a “terrorist” and who is a mere “criminal,” the assertion being that one is clearly far worse
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/lions_and_tigers_and_terrorists_oh_my
Sanctuary cities for migrants taking root across Canada
BY AARON LAKOFF
In Canada: there are an estimated 500,000 undocumented migrants. Were immigration laws applied to the letter, all of those people would be deported to their home countries. Image by Al Blair
MONTREAL — Undocumented migrants face significant barriers when it comes to accessing education, healthcare, food aid and other essential services in Canada. A new campaign to build “sanctuary cities” across the country, however, is making urban services more accessible to those without papers.
Being without papers impacts the day-to-day lives of migrants in countless ways, presenting a series of challenges that many
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/sanctuary_cities_migrants_taking_root_across_canada
Putin v. Obama et al – by Stephen Lendman
On May 16, the Wall Street Journal headlined “Russia Raises Stakes in Syria,” saying:
Russia “sent a dozen or more warships to patrol waters near its naval base in Syria, a buildup that US and European officials see as a newly aggressive stance meant partly to warn the West and Israel not to intervene in Syria’s bloody civil war.”
RIA Novosti said deployed ships include the Admiral Panteleyev destroyer, the Peresvet and Admiral Nevelsky amphibious vessels, the Pechenga tanker, the Fotiy Krylov salvage/rescue tug, the Severomorsk anti-submarine ship, the Azov Popucha-II Class landing ship,
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/putin_v_obama_et_al
The Battle against Food Stamps
War on SNAP
By Binoy Kampmark – May 18th, 2013
The United States might well be the most powerful nation on earth in terms of military muscle, and wield economic clout despite being severely humbled by the financial crisis. The country of business and capital is not bound to fall off the historical stage too soon. Its poor, however, might. Little is known about the huge swath of poverty that prevails in the country, other than an unhealthy sense that the existence of wealth presumes the existence of poverty. The United States remains transfixed by a gilded
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/battle_against_food_stamps
IRS Scandal Headlines: More Than Meets the Eye – by Stephen Lendman
More than targeting political enemies is involved. More on than below. The practice is longstanding. Republican and Democrat administrations use the IRS abusively.
During the Coolidge administration, Republican Senator James Couzens investigated the IRS’ predecessor – the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon sued him. University of Virginia Law Professor George Yin called doing so the “greatest tax suit in the history of the world.” At issue was political intrigue, backstabbing, and unintended consequences.
Franklin Roosevelt targeted William Randolph Hearst, Louisiana Governor Huey Long, and anti-administration critic/popular radio
Article source: http://mostlywater.org/irs_scandal_headlines_more_meets_eye