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Stellar Wind: The stinking Corpse of the American Constitution!

Stellar Wind:  The stinking Corpse of the American Constitution! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013." In other words, in just over 1 year, virtually anything one communicates through any traceable medium, or any record of one's existence in the electronic medium, which these days is everything, will unofficially be property of the US government to deal with as it sees fit.

The codename of the project: Stellar Wind.

As Wired says, "there is no doubt that it has transformed itself into the largest, most covert, and potentially most intrusive intelligence agency ever created."

And as former NSA operative William Binney who was a senior NSA crypto-mathematician, and is the basis for the Wired article (which we guess makes him merely the latest whistleblower to step up: is America suddenly experiencing an ethical revulsion?), and quit his job only after he realized that the NSA is now openly trampling the constitution, says as he holds his thumb and forefinger close together. "We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state."

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Israel's Pitbull: UncleSammy the Attack dog!

Israel's Pitbull:  UncleSammy the Attack dog! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

[Why not a poodle?  They were bred for guard dog purposes!    Mojo and I would like to go on the record that:  Pitbulls are as good or as bad as their owners train them to be.  In the above case, the evil is the Israeli overlords who use the US as a surrogate to commit their atrocities and to back-up their acts.  

Mojo is a 12 yr old pitbull and is harmless and loving:  http://twitpic.com/7ykzme ; ]

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USA: Nike shoe riot

USA: Nike shoe riot | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

http://is.gd/ok77A4
With all the issues America faces, this is what draws crowds towards this level of activism?!  Clearly symptomatic of social disease. The decline before the fall....

[Vast social upheaval might be induced with a catchphrase like 'KFC plans change in 'original recipe' or 'Coke changes logo to a blue color' .... USA lost in consumerism]

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Silence as Bahraini children are stabbed and gassed | Witness Bahrain

Silence as Bahraini children are stabbed and gassed | Witness Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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And so it goes in the Kingdom of Bahrain. So it goes in a world so addicted to oil, money and power that children can be stabbed, kidnapped, tortured, terrorized and gassed with nary a word from the outside world.

Are we, in America, so addicted to oil and beholden to powerful Saudis that we will block our ears to the cries of these Bahraini children? Or will we help them grow up in a world where they can know the joy and security that we all want for ourselves? The choice is ours.

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US aids Al-Khalifa terrorists in Bahrain: sales of weapons to attack civilians!

US aids Al-Khalifa terrorists in Bahrain:  sales of weapons to attack civilians! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

US cannot simultaneously support Human Rights and support terrorist regimes like the Al-Khalifas in Bahrain!  The hypocrisy is too obvious for the US to retain any legitimacy in its foreign policy!

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USAID should be used to aid US

USAID should be used to aid US | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

President Barack Hussein Obama and his US Administration should immediately end all foreign aid to overseas countries, and instead use that colossal amount of money, $25 Billion a year, for helping the poor, homeless, disadvantaged and sick in the Republic, and target a percentage of it towards reducing the US’s astronomical debt of $16 Trillion.

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With Bahrain home to 5th Fleet, US faces dilemma over crackdown on protests

With Bahrain home to 5th Fleet, US faces dilemma over crackdown on protests | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The noncommittal U.S. stance has disappointed human rights activists in Bahrain.

“We are victims of being a United States ally,” said Nabeel Rajab, director of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights who said he has been a regular victim of police abuse. “We are victims of being in an oil-rich country that many people don’t want to upset and anger.”

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A message to Obama - رسالة إلى الرئيس أوباما

رسالة إلى الرئيس الأمريكي باراك أوباما A message to the President of the United States, Barack Obama...Feb 26, 2011

 

[ I just saw this for the first time......oops!]

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Why US Support for Sadistic Tyranny in Bahrain Continues « Antiwar.com Blog

So long as the peacenik, Nobel laureate Barack Obama continues to support Bahrain, it is his administration that is committing crimes of torture and repression in Bahrain.

But it will continue. One primary reason is that the press simply doesn’t care. The White House press corps doesn’t ask why American tax payers are donating money to this dictatorship. The nation’s top newspapers don’t have headlines about Obama’s relentless support for sadistic cruelty and authoritarianism in Bahrain. In fact, I was surprised last week when Nicholas Kristoff wrote about this issue in a New York Times Op-Ed. It was a rare event. Without a press corps willing to ask tough questions, and without an electorate that gives a shit, these policies will continue forever.

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Why are you silent when it comes to Bahrain ? البحرين

Why are you silent when it comes to Bahrain, the oil is what brings you to remain silent? or because you like blood? please answer this question!

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American soldier comments on the Iraq war: "I killed innocent people"

 What this soldier, what the Iraqi nation, went through was horrid!  I hope America will make a committment to NEVER do this again!  

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZO0QJ8_MN8&feature=channel_page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVbvEqtrvv0&feature=channel_page...

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Noam Chomsky on Egypt, Revolution, Obama, & Middle East 1/4

Noam chomsky on America's foreign policy in the Mena Region:  Helping fascist dictatorships to foster the interests of corporate America at the expense of the indigenous peoples

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Repressing Democracy, With American Arms

Repressing Democracy, With American Arms | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Zainab al-Khawaja, 28, whose husband and father are both in prison and have been tortured for pro-democracy activities, according to human rights reports. Police officers have threatened to cut off Khawaja’s tongue, she told me, and they broke her father’s heart by falsely telling him that she had been shipped to Saudi Arabia to be raped and tortured. She braved the risks by talking to me about this last week — before she was arrested too.

Khawaja earned her college degree in Wisconsin. She has read deeply of Gandhi and of Gene Sharp, an American scholar who writes about how to use nonviolent protest to overthrow dictators. She was sitting peacefully protesting in a traffic circle when the police attacked her. First they fired tear gas grenades next to her, and then handcuffed her and dragged her away — sometimes slapping and hitting her as video cameras rolled. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights says that she was beaten more at the police station.

Khawaja is tough as nails, and when we walked alongside demonstrations together, she seemed unbothered by tear gas that left me blinded and coughing. But she worried about her 2-year-old daughter, Jude. And one time as we were driving back from visiting a family whose baby had just died, possibly because so much tear gas had been fired in the neighborhood, Khawaja began crying. “I think I’m losing it,” she said. “It all just gets to me.”

Since the government has now silenced her by putting her in jail, I’ll give her the last word. I asked her a few days before her arrest about the proposed American arms sale to Bahrain.

“At least don’t sell them arms,” she pleaded. “When Obama sells arms to dictators repressing people seeking democracy, he ruins the reputation of America. It’s never in America’s interest to turn a whole people against it.”

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Secretary Clinton: Come Clean About the U.S. "Mystery Ship" | Sign the petition!

Secretary Clinton: Come Clean About the U.S. "Mystery Ship" |  Sign the petition! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Right now, a ship is transporting U.S. weapons and explosives to an unknown destination. Up until March 14, the destination was listed as Port Said, Egypt. This is shocking, given that the Egyptian government has killed more than 100 protestors in the last five months.

Amnesty International raised concerns about the shipment, and U.S. officials are now saying that the weapons are not destined for Egypt - but they won't say where the shipment is headed.

Urge U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to keep these weapons out of the hands of governments who will use them against their own people.

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USA burns Qurans:: apologies are not enough, this is a call for America to become more spiritually awake!

USA burns Qurans:: apologies are not enough, this is a call for America to become  more spiritually awake! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

http://n.pr/yXEDjX  NPR: U.S. Apology Over Qurans Fails To Stop Afghan Riots

 

http://abcn.ws/yQy6ba  Quran Burning Incites Deadly Afghan Riots - ABC 

 

 

 

 

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Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy by Kenneth Katzman : 2/21/2012 | Congressional Briefing

Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  by Kenneth Katzman : 2/21/2012  | Congressional Briefing | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

http://is.gd/5jIozR   

[ I cannot post a PDF, but here is the link to the piece.....]

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Dereliction of Duty II ...Senior Military Leaders’ Loss of Integrity Wounds Afghan War Effort

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Senior ranking US military leaders have so distorted the truth when communicating with the US Congress and American people in regards to conditions on the ground in Afghanistan that the truth has become unrecognizable. This deception has damaged America’s credibility among both our allies and enemies, severely limiting our ability to reach a political solution to the war in Afghanistan. It has likely cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars Congress might not otherwise have appropriated had it known the truth, and our senior leaders’ behavior has almost certainly extended the duration of this war. The single greatest penalty our Nation
has suffered, however, has been that we have lost the blood, limbs and lives of tens of thousands of American Service Members with little to no gain to our country as a consequence of this deception.  .....  [Read more @]

http://is.gd/ABzXMf

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Tell Secretary Clinton: Condemn the Abuses by the Bahrain Monarchy!

Tell Secretary Clinton: Condemn the Abuses by the Bahrain Monarchy! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

I stand with Bahraini democracy activists and I urge you to:

* Condemn the continued crackdown against peaceful protestors;

* Call for the release of those convicted by military courts and an end to torture and arbitrary detention;

* Announce that the United States is closely monitoring current developments in Bahrain to see if the security forces adhere to international standards and law in protecting peaceful protestors; and

* State that its current and future relationship with the monarchy is dependent on it respecting international human rights standards and holding violators accountable.

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The President of the United States: Stop any new arms deals with Bahrain

The President of the United States: Stop any new arms deals with Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The Obama administration is currently moving forward with a new set of arms sales to Bahrain despite the well-documented, egregious human rights...
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‘US violating human rights at home and abroad’

‘US violating human rights at home and abroad’ | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

In a report released by the Foreign Ministry detailing human rights abuses around the world, the United States comes up short, cited for violations on both the domestic and foreign fronts.
The report says that the United States, on the pretext of fighting terrorism, is actually crushing the liberties and freedoms of the very individuals the security measures were intended to protect – the American people.
"The situation in the United States…is far from the ideals proclaimed in Washington," the report says. “The incumbent administration continues to apply most of the methods of controlling society and interfering in the private lives of the American people that were adopted by the special services under George Bush on the pretext of combating terror.”
On October 26, 2001, a little over one month after the terror attacks of 9/11, the Bush administration rammed through the so-called Patriot Act, which many Congressmen admitted they did not have the time to read. Since the ratification of this draconian piece of legislation, the US government has been empowered to sift through emails, telephone calls – even the library books an individual may check out – all in the name of fighting against terrorism.
The Foreign Ministry also noted that the White House and the Department of Justice "shelter from liability CIS operatives and high-ranking officials" connected with serious violations of human rights.

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In Bahrain’s Hour of Peril, Where Does The U.S. Stand? | The Public Record

In Bahrain’s Hour of Peril, Where Does The U.S. Stand? | The Public Record | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The United Nations’ top human rights official is calling on tiny, oil-rich Bahrain to release prisoners detained for joining peaceful demonstrations earlier this year, and to restore the jobs of thousands of people who were dismissed for joining the protest.
Navi Pillay said in a statement that this action should be taken as a confidence-building measure.
Bahrain’s Human Rights activists applauded her statement. Faisal Fulad, Secretary General of Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society, said in response, “We have expressed all along that the government needs to show its commitment in order to gain the trust and respect of the people.”
He added: “The reforms agreed to in the National Dialogue, and the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) should be implemented immediately and those held for championing democracy must be released.” ...

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If Palestinians are 'Imagined.' then what are Israelis, Americans and Australians?

American presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich recently claimed that the Palestinians are an “invented people.” That resulted in essays, blogs and commentaries to prove that Palestinians were not invented. In reality, said many, it is the Israelis who are the invented people. Israel displaced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in 1948 to form the state of Israel and enclosed millions of others in outdoor prison-like conditions where they still remain, despite universal condemnation by the UN member states — except for Israel and the United States. Israel’s manifest destiny is comparable to that of its closest ally, America, which massacred Native Americans and rounded up the rest in reservations to construct its homeland.

Genocide of indigenous people is a common strategy employed by groups of people trying to lay claim to land and/or form a nation state. The Australians did it to the Aborigines. These nations all effectively defined themselves through a process of elimination of the Other.

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Protests persist in Bahrain despite crackdown | Western support needed!

Protests persist in Bahrain despite crackdown |  Western support needed! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Fortunately, a broad coalition of 29 peace, human rights and religious organizations mobilized against the arms sale and a number of prominent congressional Democrats raised concerns as well. The following month, in the face of mounting objections, the Obama administration announced an indefinite delay in the sale.
This serves as a reminder that for the cause of freedom and democracy to advance in the Arab world, the struggle cannot just take place in the Middle East, but here in the United States as well.

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Noam Chomsky: Why do middle east people dislike America

Noam Chomsky discusses America's foreign policy to control near-East oil reserves and the general functions and actions of 'Governments.

 

see also:  Henry David Thoreau 'Civil Disobedience' :

http://is.gd/rIsLl1'

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Massacres during the visit of the UN human rights in Bahrain

المجازر التي حدثت اثناء زياره وفد الامم المتحده لحقوق الانسان في البحرين...

 

America, Britain, UN:  Can't you see Hamad Al-Khalifa is NOT serious about reforms, Human Rights or the dignity of his people?!

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