Friday, June 29, 2012

A Doorway to Persia

'A Doorway To Persia' was made to educate, inform, inspire, motivate and enlighten those who seek more knowledge about Iran and her people.

Sincere diplomatic dialogue has been recklessly abandoned and replaced with more economic sanctions and threats of war. As Dr. Martin Luther King so eloquently stated, "Today there is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence."

Please join me in demanding nonviolent solutions to conflict, and transparency and truth from governments and media. .

"There is no way to peace, peace is the way." - Gandhi

(Narration by Peter Coyote and Ymani Simmons)      >click to begin the journey<

Saturday, June 23, 2012

George Galloway in Vancouver: Free Palestine, Free Afghanistan, Free Speech

The man who gave the US Senate a solid drubbing in 2005, former British MP George Galloway came to Vancouver during his cross-country tour of Canada on November 22 -- and he had a lot to say. In this talk he tackles his nemesis Jason Kenney -- the man who illegally banned him from entering Canada in 2009. He continues by lambasting the complicit Neo-Conservative government of Canada and he laments our diminishing reputation as "Peacekeeping Canadians" on the international stage. Mr. Galloway then explores the persistent hypocrisy of Israel and the West vs. Islam and the Middle East. (With specific emphasis on Afghanistan and Palestine.) He concludes by discussing Iran and Islamophobia.

You may agree or disagree with some of the things George Galloway has to say but you can't disagree with his intentions and the force of his convictions.   >Galloway's passionate speech<

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Empowered Man

There is something simmering deep inside the soul of all Americans. We want to know that we are a free people; that the government acknowledges our individual rights; that fiscal responsibility is an absolute requirement. We want our presidents and politicians to mean what they say when they take the oath of office…”to defend the Constitution of the United States!”

Do we have freedom when half the country pays taxes to support the other half?
Do we have freedom when government regulates every aspect of our lives?
Do we have freedom when our currency is controlled by a corporation that has no accountability to the American people?
Do we have freedom when we have more debt than can possibly be repaid?

The government bureaucracy is to a point where it is no longer worth what the tax payer is required to maintain it. I wonder how many Americans realize they have sold our God given freedoms for a mess of pottage.

I hope everyone will see themselves as the Empowered Man. It makes no difference whether you are a man or woman, how old you are, or the color of your skin. You must decide to no longer be silent, to get off your bench, pick up that Constitution and hold it high in the air as a standard for the world to see. Don’t hold back! Don’t be silent! You are the future of this nation and without YOU, the American dream will perish. >scroll down to see large photo<

How the CIA Helped Create the Crack Epidemic

"There's no such thing as a conspiracy."

Really? That's not what journalist Gary Webb thought when he
broke the story of how the CIA helped create the crack cocaine
epidemic in the 1980's.

Of course, he died 'discredited' when he committed suicide
by shooting himself in the head, twice.

NBC's Dateline revisited Gary Webb's work sometime later..             >the full story<

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Nobel Prize Nominee Kathy Kelly On Afghanistan War Kids

 Kathy Kelly, peace activist and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Kelly is a U.S. peace activist, author, and a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She has been described as probably the most respected leader in the American peace movement. As a participant in peace team work in several countries, she has traveled to Iraq 26 times and to Afghanistan 4 times. Her presentation.Courage for Peace in Afghanistan . . . Following the Children, reflects on her recent experiences listening to and learning from Afghanistan citizens and youngsters who've spoken of their fears and hopes living in a war-torn country.      Voices for Creative Nonviolence has deep, long-standing roots in active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making. Begun in the summer of 2005, Voices draws upon the experiences of those who challenged the brutal economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and U.N. against the Iraqi people between 1990 and 2003.     >visit the web site<

Friday, June 8, 2012

Chris Hedges - Death of the liberal class

According to Chris Hedges, liberal institutions are to blame for the downward spiral of the American political system. In his Big Thinking lecture at Congress 2012, he argues that the liberal class—the press, universities, liberal religious institutions, labor unions and the Democratic Party—have forsaken their core values and sold out to corporate interests.

Chris Hedges was a foreign correspondent for nearly two decades for The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor and National Public Radio, and the author of such books as War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), American Fascists (2007), I Don't Believe in Atheists (2008) and Empire of Illusion(2009). He is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and has taught at Columbia University, New York University and Princeton University.   >Chris Hedges lecture<

Thursday, June 7, 2012

WCT ROUNDTABLE 3: Webster Tarpley, Jim Fetzer, Kevin Barrett & Greg Felton w/ Joshua Blakeney +

The third roundtable is truly an epic debate with many of the predominant researchers in the field of 9/11 truth study.

Webster Tarpley, Jim Fetzer, Kevin Barrett, Greg Felton, Joshua Blakeney, Anthony F. Sanchez, Janet Phelan, "Syrian Girl", John David Ebert, Walt Brown and Truther Girl Sonia

This is in support of the 9/11 Vancouver Hearings, BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! JUNE 15th to the 17th @ The Denman Theatre.     >listen to conference<


MN ASAP is a non-partisan citizen-based initiative using a simple resolution process to build political support to shift federal spending priorities from war to meeting essential needs. See the resolution.

MN ASAP’s goal is to build sufficient political power and influence statewide from representatives at all levels of government and from non-governmental organizations and civic groups to effectively demand a shift in priorities from war spending to meeting essential needs.    >visit web site<

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Obama Orders More Cyber Attacks On Iran

From 'virtual war' to military conflict

Over a year ago the Pentagon announced that computer sabotage
coming from another country can constitute an act of war and could
lead to military conflict.

Now it has been 'leaked' that Obama ordered and even escalated
cyber attacks against Iran.

So what comes next?                                                                    >rest of the story<

Saturday, June 2, 2012

America suffers the loss of another hero

Earlier this year we saw the loss of banjo legend Earl Scruggs and
now we've seen the passing of Doc Watson, the 'the godfather of all

Some time ago, these two men, along with a few country, folk, and
bluegrass music greats put it on the line to protest the Vietnam

To honor their passing we'd like to present a short clip,
unavailable to the public for more than thirty years.

(Earl Scruggs is the guy being interviewed)>Earl Scruggs Performs/Interview<

Friday, June 1, 2012

Congress 'Un-Declares' War with Iran

by Kate Gould

All of Congress is now on the record declaring that they have not authorized the use of military force against Iran in the latest round of legislation passed in the House and the Senate. This unanimous 'un-declaration' of war by Congress is a crucial victory, with particular significance given its passage on the eve of the U.S.-Iran talks in Baghdad.

The House was the first chamber to 'un-declare war', with its inclusion of a proviso in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that this legislation does not authorize war with Iran. This stipulation that "nothing in this Act shall be construed as authorizing the use of force against Iran" is a remarkably sober note of caution and common sense in an otherwise dangerous and reckless piece of legislation. The NDAA allocates billions of dollars of weapons that could be used for an attack on Iran and requires the administration to prepare for war and dramatically escalate the U.S. militarization of the Middle East. Notably, the NDAA exceeds the limitations on Pentagon spending that Congress agreed to in the Budget Control Act by about $8 billion--much of which is allotted for the anti-Iran weaponry.

Rep. John Conyers (MI) championed this amendment to 'un-declare' war with Iran with a bipartisan group of representatives: Rep. Ron Paul (TX), Rep. Keith Ellison (MN), and Rep. Walter Jones (NC). In less than a week, Congress received more than 1,000 calls through FCNL's toll-free number from grassroots activists across the country who support this and other anti-war, pro-peace amendments that FCNL was working on. Partly as a result of your advocacy against war with Iran, the Conyers/Paul/Ellison/Jones amendment was considered so uncontroversial that it made its way into the NDAA as part of a package (called 'en bloc amendments') of non-controversial amendments, rather than going to the House floor for a separate vote.
'Un-declaration' is 'Uncontroversial' in House, Hotly Contested in the Senate  >the rest of the story<