Monday, December 27, 2010

Mainstream Media Ignores 132 Arrests at White House

I've been away from the computer for some time (I have to go to the library just to check my email) due to the Christmas holiday and some particularly nasty weather. I didn't even know about this ... one of the largest mass detentions in recent years. I would have remembered it if I'd heard about it in the mainstream news (I was actually arrested with Daniel Ellsberg in another mass arrest a few years ago in San Francisco).

Over a hundred US veterans opposed to US wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world, and their civilian supporters, chained and tied themselves to the White House fence during an early snowstorm to say enough is enough.

According to this link, "No major US news media reported on the demonstration or the arrests. It was blacked out of the New York Times, blacked out of the Philadelphia Inquirer, blacked out in the Los Angeles Times, blacked out of the Wall Street Journal, and even blacked out of the capital's local daily, the Washington Post."

Video here.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Why I don't trust Wikileaks

I agree with Mike Rivero's assessment of these red flags:

1) Julian Assange keeps insisting there was no 9-11 conspiracy.

2) Julian Assange included a claim that Osama bin Laden is still alive and controlling Al Qaeda. (Someone with access to Assage's knowledge should know better)

3) WikiLeaks tried to claim that weapons of mass destruction had been found in Iraq, justifying the invasion.

4) There is nothing negative about Israel in all these diplomatic messages, an impossibility given the lethal Israeli attack on the Aid Flotilla last May. That suggests who Assange really works for.

WikiLeaks Being Used to Justify "Patriot Act" Legislation For Internet


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

BuildingWhat? Awareness Campaign enters Second Phase

Thanks to the generosity of thousands of supporters across the globe, the BuildingWhat? TV ad campaign was able to raise $100,000 and reach a remarkable 1 million viewers in the New York Metropolitan Area during the month of November, most of them seeing footage of World Trade Center Building 7’s destruction for the first time ever.

The campaign also received the media attention it deserved in the form of an appearance on FOX News’ Geraldo At Large in front of a national audience of 1 million more viewers.

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