Created on Monday, 22 September 2008 06:55
Written by Chris Cook
This Week on GR
by C. L. Cook
his week, It's said, "Truth is stranger than fiction;" but when fiction is
more strangely true than truth, you know you're in Mickey Z.'s world.Astoria-based author Mickey Z. and CPR for Dummies; Jon Elmer and Israel changing the guard. Yesterday, Ehud Olmert, Israel's prime minister resigned his
office. Olmert's Kadima party primary delivered a clear leadership vote
for Foreign minister Tzipi Livni.
Read more: Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Mickey Z, Jon Elmer Sept. 22, 2008
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. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com.
Created on Monday, 22 September 2008 03:16
Written by Chris Cook
by C. L. Cook
ow I understand those ancients who watched mutely the rise of German
fascism. I understand because I'm watching the flourishing of that same
evil weed again here in Canada.
And like those doomed Aryans of yore,
those Germans appalled by the coming of Herr Hitler and his brown and
black-shirted, skull and cross-bone adorned neo Visigoths, there seems
nowhere now to run, and no way to stay and stem the tide.
I'm also coming to understand the phenomena of hatred of ones origin.
Today, three generations after the fall of the Nazis, there is still
within Germany a deep shame, a disgrace that manifests, I'm told by a
German acquaintance, in a loathing of things German, a hatred of self
and the culture that gave rise to the horrific Third Reich.
Yes, now I
think I can understand that.
Read more: Canadian Self-Loathing
Created on Sunday, 21 September 2008 23:59
Pirates of the Horn: U.S. Backs Reign of Crime and Death in Somalia
by Chris Floyd
civilian death count from the American-backed "regime change" operation
in Somalia is approaching 10,000, with more than 800 killed in the
Terror War slaughter since June.
The figures, compiled by the Elman Peace and Human Rights Organization
in Mogadishu, are almost certainly an undercount, given the rampant
chaos that has ravaged the country in the wake of the Ethiopian
invasion, and the Muslim practice of quick burial of the dead. But they
are horrific enough, especially when added to another statistic
released by the United Nations last month: 3.7 million Somalis are now
in need of outside aid in order to survive. This is more than one-third
of the entire population.
Read more: U.S. Backs Reign of Crime and Death in Somalia
Created on Sunday, 21 September 2008 23:43
Written by Zahir Ebrahim
Bomb Blast in Islamabad Marriott
by Zahir Ebrahim
For Heavens sake peoples of Pakistan and the World: stop blaming
India's RAW, Jihadis' Taliban and Al-Qaeeda, etc., as the prime-movers
of this new atrocity on the Pakistani peoples. Misdiagnosing a systemic
disease is a sure protocol for never finding its cure!
The destabilization of Pakistan has needed a confluence of patsies and
mercenaries. A patsy or dupe is one who strongly believes in what
he/she is doing, but is deftly controlled by puppetmasters. A mercenary
is one who sells his/her allegiance to the highest bidder at any moment
in time. The suicide bombers and cultivated "jihadis" of the likes that
Pakistan has never seen in its entire history before, are patsies.
Pakistani ruling-elite are the mercenaries. Between the two, Black-ops
dollars have been well spent in Pakistan!
Read more: Bomb Rocks Islamabad Marriott
Created on Sunday, 21 September 2008 23:17
Written by Press Release
Threat to Democracy in Latin America
by Pinter, Pilger, Benn et al
n September 10 President Evo Morales of Bolivia declared the US ambassador persona non grata. On September 11 (the 35th anniversary of the military overthrow of Salvador Allende in Chile) the president of Venezuela asked the US ambassador there to leave the country.
President Hugo ChÃ¡vez believed he was facing the possibility of an imminent coup d'etat in which he said the US administration were involved. President Morales believed that his government was facing serious destabilisation which was also being fomented by the US. A third country, Paraguay, announced 10 days previously that it had detected a conspiracy involving military officers and opposition politicians.
We are appalled by the failure of much of the international
media to provide accurate and proportionate coverage of these events.
All democrats throughout [the world] should rally to defend democracy in Latin
Read more: Assailing South America: An Open Letter
Created on Sunday, 21 September 2008 22:45
Written by Press Release
by Howard Beale
Read more: Mad Yet?
Created on Sunday, 21 September 2008 22:36
Denmark's BIAM Sued for Using Term 'Bank'
by Lyn X
, Our Voice Street News (Canada)
he Bank of International Art Money (BIAM
) is an internet-based,
artist-run project established by Danish artist Lars Kraemmer in
Copenhagen in 1998. Much like ATCs (artist trading cards), mail-art and
other forms of swapping projects that require a credit or barter
system, BIAM recognizes the intrinsic value in the art being produced,
and its intended purpose is to encourage artists from around the world
to issue "original Art Money bills" as a global alternative currency.
Participants are required to follow a set of guidelines concerning
measurements, format, identifying elements and acceptable media. Every
piece is issued an initial value of 200 Danish Kroner (around 27 Euro
or $34 USD) and increases in value by five Euro per year for 7 years.
BIAM has arts-friendly business partners who accept Art Money at 'face
value', and also has an international Host Registry where travelling
artists can pay for accommodation with their art money.
Well, on March 12, 2008 founder Lars Kraemmer was officially
charged by Danish police for using the word "bank" in this
well-established collaborative art project. Yes. You read that right.
The Danish Financial Advisory Board-an agency under the Ministry of
Economics and Business Affairs-initiated the charges after Kraemmer
ignored an initial citation issued (by DFAB) a couple years ago,
demanding that he stop using the word "bank" in BIAM. Kraemmer expects
to go to court at the end of 2008 and now faces anything from a fine to
four months in prison.
Read more: The Rise and Threatened Fall of the Bank of International Art Money
Created on Sunday, 21 September 2008 22:04
Written by Shelley Bluejay Pierce
Fear Motivation and the Greatest American Rip-off
by Shelley Bluejay Pierce
e Americans are being "fear-motivated" once again...while the wool is being pulled over our eyes EXACTLY as it happened to all of us in the days that followed the 9/11 attacks.
We need to be giving our Congressional reps a SERIOUS phone call tomorrow, demanding that this financial legislation NOT be approved until given time for full and completely detailed review by EVERY member of Congress!
Read more: Fear Motivation and the Greatest American Rip-off
If they give us the excuse that they "simply HAVE TO get this bill passed before Congress goes into recess..."
Created on Sunday, 21 September 2008 02:00
Written by Jason Leopold
Home Alaska Senator Recommends Palin's Husband Be Held in Contempt
by Jason Leopold
he way in which the McCain-Palin campaign has managed the
two-month-old investigation is reminiscent of the stonewalling tactics
the Bush administration has employed for nearly two years with regard
to a congressional investigation into the White Houseâ€™s role in the
firing of nine U.S. attorneys, which appears to have been carried out
because the federal prosecutors were disloyal to the president.
Read more: Senator Recommends Palin's Husband Be Held in Contempt
Alaska Sen. Hollis French recommended Friday that Gov. Sarah Palin's
husband, Todd Palin, and two state officials, be held in contempt for
refusing to comply with a subpoena involving a state sanctioned
investigation into allegations the governor improperly fired her top
law enforcement official in July.
Created on Saturday, 20 September 2008 21:28
Written by Press Release
Brigade Homeland Tour Begins Oct. 1
rigade homeland tours start Oct. 1 for deployment during 'civil unrest,' 'horrific scenarios' [The 'horrific scenario' of the 2nd American Revolution after a third stolen 'election?']. The 3rd Infantry Divisionâ€™s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle.
Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or man(Bush)-made emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.
This new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom. They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.
Read more: Troops fer der Homeland