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Jan 12, 2010 Press Release
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Clown Town U.S.A.: Obama's Cairo Speech

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Barking for Obama: The Revolving Door Democracy Show

The Obama Phenom or Revolving Door ‘Democracy’  
by William Bowles
There are dark forces at work here, namely the pr and media sectors of the ruling elites who have realised that the only way to (hopefully) save their bacon is to have an economically and politically ‘safe’ Black prez who captures the imagination of those who have never voted (about 30% of the eligible population), mostly the young and along the way it’s hoped he’ll capture a significant percentage of Black vote and of course most of the Democratic voters.
 
He’s right of Hillary Clinton but with loads more appeal, so he even might grab a few Republicans and he’s an African (of Kenyan descent, now there's synchronicity in action). Damn, he comes over like an ad for Benetton or Guess, no wonder the powers that be are backing him.


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Vancouver Police Arrest Alleged Serial Killer

Aldergrove man charged with murder of 2 prostitutes
by  CBC News
British Columbia RCMP have charged a 29-year-old man with two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of two sex-trade workers in the Fraser Valley.


The body of Sheryl Lynn Korrol, 50, was found July 7, 2007, in a business district of Langley, B.C.
(CBC)

Davey Mato Butorac was arrested over the weekend and charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Gwendolyn Jo Lawton and Sheryl Lynn Korrol, whose bodies were found last year at different times in Abbotsford and Langley, respectively.

Butorac is expected to make a court appearance later Monday.


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War Baiting Iran in the Straits of Hormuz

Strait of Hormuz: Keeping the Neocon Iran Attack on the Front Burner
by Kurt Nimmo
The Huffington Post is quoting the Associated Press:

  • "In what is being called a serious provocation, Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats harassed and provoked three U.S. Navy ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, officials said Monday.
U.S. forces were on the verge of firing on the Iranian boats in the early Sunday incident, when the boats ended the incident and turned and moved away, said a Pentagon official."

Another news day, another lame attempt to get Iran to respond and thus provide the provocation required for the United States and Israel to kill Iranian toddlers and mothers.

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Iraq: Brother's in Arms

Killer of U.S. Soldiers Becomes a Hero
by Ali al-Fadhily and Dahr Jamail
The recent killing of two U.S. soldiers by their Iraqi colleague has raised disturbing questions about U.S. military relations with the Iraqis they work with.
 
 
On Dec. 26, an Iraqi soldier opened fire on U.S. soldiers accompanying him during a joint military patrol in the northern Iraqi city Mosul. He killed the U.S. captain and another sergeant, and wounded three others, including an Iraqi interpreter.

Conflicting versions of the killing have arisen.
 
 
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Chaos Capital: All-Out War on Planet Earth

It’s all-out war on the planet. Chaos (capitalism) rules okay!  
by William Bowles
I have to admit to a feeling of being totally overwhelmed by the state of our planet even though I know the chaos that threatens to drown us all is the direct result of an economic system —capitalism— being nothing more than the anarchic addiction of capital accumulation now run riot (the profits that are being made are obscene and the pain of the victims, numbering in the millions, indescribable).
 
That since the 1970s and the advent of so-called neoliberalism, it’s been a no holds barred, free-for-all on the people and the planet. And If you have the impression that those who claim to be in control are not only totally clueless but are unable to do a damn thing about it, it’s because you’re correct.


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Keeping the Lie Alive: A Second Look at Charlie Wilson's War

Imperialist Propaganda: Second Thoughts on Charlie Wilson's War
by Chalmers Johnson
I have some personal knowledge of Congressmen like Charlie Wilson (D-2nd District, Texas, 1973-1996) because, for close to twenty years, my representative in the 50th Congressional District of California was Republican Randy "Duke" Cunningham, now serving an eight-and-a-half year prison sentence for soliciting and receiving bribes from defense contractors.
 
Wilson and Cunningham held exactly the same plummy committee assignments in the House of Representatives -- the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee plus the Intelligence Oversight Committee -- from which they could dole out large sums of public money with little or no input from their colleagues or constituents.

Both men flagrantly abused their positions -- but with radically different consequences. Cunningham went to jail because he was too stupid to know how to game the system -- retire and become a lobbyist -- whereas Wilson received the Central Intelligence Agency Clandestine Service's first "honored colleague" award ever given to an outsider and went on to become a $360,000 per annum lobbyist for Pakistan.
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Bearing Down on Bare Mountain

Bearing Down on Bare Mountain
by Ingmar Lee
It's been difficult to write current updates about the "Bear Mountain Interchange vs. Treesit" issue of late. The convoluted twists and turns of the tale where Babylon meets bush at the edge of Victoria are evolving so fast, that news by the time of writing is usually already obsolete.
 
The giant cloverleaf interchange project proponents - namely the City of Langford, Ministry of Transportation, Bear Mountain developers and Golder Associates - have been steadily crossing priorities off their lists in advance of the destruction, and are chomping at the bit to go.
 
In a state of apparently premature excitement last November, the proponents jointly announced that the forest would be bulldozed come mid-December.


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Gorilla Radio for January 7, 2008

Gorilla Radio for Monday, January 7, 2008
by C. L. Cook 
This week on GR: Sander Hicks on 'The Big Wedding: 9/11 the Whistle Blowers and the Cover-Up' book tour; Vancouver Co-Op Radio's Hanna Kawas and keeping the Voice of Palestine broadcasting; Janine Bandcroft and good goings-on in and around Victoria in the coming week.
 
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca .  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com . And, you can check out the GR blog   

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CRTC: What Does It Serve a Nation?

CRTC: What Does it Serve a Nation?
by C. L. Cook
I received word the other day, Vancouver's Co-Op Radio (CFRO) is being run through the bulrushes by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), who question the station's commitment to 'Canadian Content' (CC) requirements.
 
The Georgia Straight, a long time alternative media voice in Vancouver reported the commission, following a one week survey of Co-Op's radio logs, found:
 
  • "The CRTC ordered Co-op radio to appear at next month's hearing after the regulator calculated that Co-op radio broadcast 32.8 percent Canadian content in the category of "general music" during the week November 5 to 11, 2006. The station is required to broadcast 35 percent Canadian content in this category."
[Note: Voice of Palestine host, Hanna Kawas will appear on CFUV's
Gorilla Radio Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 at 5pm pst. - lex]

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Kenya: On the Edge of Calamity

Kenyan President Offers Unity Government Opposition rejects idea
by CBC News
Kenya's president says he's ready to form "a government of national unity" to help resolve disputed election results that sparked deadly riots in his country over the past week, but the opposition leader is standing firm on his demands to rerun the Dec. 27 vote.

President Mwai Kibaki made the offer Saturday during a meeting with the leading U.S. diplomat for Africa, Jendayi Frazer.
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Haditha: No Justice for Iraq Atrocity

There Will Be Blood...But No Justice for Iraq Atrocity
by Chris Floyd
The headline in Friday's Washington Post says it all: "No Murder Charges Filed in Haditha Case."

Two years ago, a group of Marines killed 24 Iraqi civilians -- including women and children cowering in their own homes -- in a revenge rampage in Haditha. Once the story emerged from the usual layers of lies and cover-up, the atrocity flared briefly on the public stage and eight of the Marines and their officers were charged "with murder or failing to investigate an apparent war crime," as the Post reports.
 
But public attention moved swiftly on, and over the past few months, the Pentagon's "military justice" system has quietly reduced or dropped charges against most of the men. Yesterday's announcement signaled the final climb-down in the case, leaving only a single Marine, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, facing a charge of voluntary manslaughter, and lesser charges against one other enlisted man and two officers.
 
 
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