Thursday, March 12, 2015

47 US Senators in Violation of Logan Act

Demand equal treatment under federal law! The United States Department of Justice should file charges against the 47 U.S. Senators in violation of The Logan Act in attempting to undermine a nuclear agreement


More a quarter-million online signatures have already been gathered. You can be the next; support diplomacy for peaceful purposes!


Sign the petition here: 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Iran Joins Iraq's War Against ISIS

Ironically, although Western propaganda usually labels Iran as a country of radical Islamic extremists, the country has now taken up war against the branded Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. How do you think ISIS was armed? Through America which has smuggled weapons into the region following the beginnings of organic uprisings of the Arab Spring. Even before the sanctioning of arms trade to moderate [sic] Syrian rebels, with the overthrow of Libya's Muammar Gaddafi the US began funneling weapons to ISIS.

It wouldn't be the first time that the United States has armed mercenary armies to quell liberation movements in sovereign nations, as we have learned from the Iran-Contra Affair.

But mainstream media is not being forthright or just doesn't know how many Iranian forces have been sent to fight ISIS in Iraq, or even who these soldiers are. Sources like NPR have only stated that Shia militias have taken up arms in Iraq to help fight ISIS, while NBC News only states that Iranian General Qasem Soleimani Is Guiding Iraqi Forces in Fight Against ISIS, and The Week has stated that approximately 20,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards or two thirds of the forces fighting in Tikrit had been sent.

While Western politicians and media freely criticize Iran's human rights record, Republicans in Congress invited war criminal Benjamin Netanyahu to speak about the Iranian nuclear threat, as the US and P5+1 countries are negotiating a peace deal with Iran.

Yet, as the United States sits on the sidelines in the fight against ISIS, Republicans in Congress followed the prime minister's speech with sending an open letter stating they would try to reverse any nuclear negotiations that are reached after President Obama leaves office, which plainly violates the 1799 Logan Act and carries up to 3 years imprisonment. It will be interesting to see if the Obama Administration takes action against these Senators, but somehow I doubt that our Uncle Tom has the ability to do so.

Let me remind you that Israel is the same country which killed almost 1,500 Palestinians civilians, including almost 500 children, in its 2014 war on Gaza, and sanctioned the murder of peace activist Rachel Corrie, who was run over by an Israeli solider in 2003, as she tried to stop him from bulldozing a Palestinian home.

While radicalism and religious extremism does exist throughout the Middle East, Iran is a very stable country and has a burgeoning middle class and progressive movement. As a sovereign nation, Iran has an invested interest to help neighboring Iraq, whom sadly were once enemies in the 1980s.




Saturday, January 24, 2015

Mohamedou Ould Slahi, an innocent man from Mauritania, describes his experience of extraordinary rendition in the US global war on terror in the book Guantánamo Diary. He continues to be held in Guantánamo Bay Cuba prison without charges since 2002. 



An excerpt from his book describes his experience in Bagram prison in Afghanistan before being transferred to Guantánamo prison:

"Detainees were not allowed to talk to each other, but we enjoyed looking at each other. The punishment for talking was hanging the detainee by the hands with his feet barely touching the ground. I saw an Afghani detainee who passed out a couple of times while hanging from his hands. The medics 'fixed' him and hung him back up. Other detainees were luckier: they were hung for a certain time and then released. Most of the detainees tried to talk while they were hanging, which made the guards double their punishment. There was a very old Afghani fellow who reportedly was arrested to turn over his son. The guy was mentally sick; he couldn’t stop talking because he didn’t know where he was, nor why. I don’t think he understood his environment, but the guards kept dutifully hanging him. It was so pitiful. One day one of the guards threw him on his face, and he was crying like a baby." 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

"Wake Up America - The Truth about the Boston Marathon Bombings"

Just as the trial begins for accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a shocking and revealing investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing:


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

"Jamaica's Underground Gays"

This video depicts the gay minority living in Jamaica, and all of the homophobia and violence they have to endure due, in a large part, to the pervasiveness of Christianity in all aspects of the culture.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Failed Rescue by Navy Seals Shows US Gov.'s Inhumanity

The "failed" attempt by US Navy Seals to rescue photojournalist Luke Somers and South African aid worker Pierre Korkie from Yemeni terrorists is more than just a tragedy.

It's an outrage -- especially considering that the South African aid group Korkie worked for, Gift of the Givers, was just a couple days away from securing his release. Additionally, considering the fact that the US government has been known to lie, there is no way to verify that Somers and Korkie were actually killed by retreating al-Qaeda forces, or whether they were killed by the 'friendly' fire of the US Navy Seals.

Slain US photojournalist Luke Somers. [Photo source: www.dailymail.co.uk / AP]

Don't be surprised. The US government has been known to lie - just last week they were caught lying about information they extracted from 9/11 mastermind [sic] Khalid Sheikh Mohammad through torture.

The irony is that I am helping to fund these violent self realizing prophecies to create more extremists rather than promoting peaceful solutions. We are paying for the salaries and capital of these killing machines, i.e. elite forces of SEALS and Joint Special Operations Command units.

Rather than pay the ransom and return these people home, the US holds onto the inhumane and ruthless no ransom policy, where they refuse to fund the release of hostages, claiming that there would be more citizens taken hostage if it agreed to pay ransom to kidnappers, yet not backing it up with an evidence.

But what if Luke Somers, James Foley or Steven Sotloff was your son? How much would you be willing to pay to return them home safely?

Yet, could it be true that the US government does not value the life of journalists, especially the ones like Foley , Sotloff or Somers, who had travel to countries in which the US has had an active role in destabilizing?

Slain US photojournalist Steven Sotloff / Photo source: www.telegraph.co.uk/

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Support Buy Nothing Day - Black Friday at Walmart


While the masses rush to get the best consumer deals this Black Friday, stand in solidarity with the workers at Walmart who are fighting to get better pay and working conditions by attending a Black Friday protest at your local Walmart.

Lubbock, Texas, a city with a population of approximately 288,800 people has four Walmart Supercenters. But there is another way! Attend a local protest in Lubbock, Texas and help educate people that there are alternatives, and that buying from Walmart will only increase the cycle of poverty locally and globally.

Black Friday protests are being organizing nationally by OUR Walmart, which is a campaign organized by Walmart workers, community groups, and the United Food & Commercial Workers.