L'État policier est en ville, l'économie fou le camps avec ses responsables pendant qu'on nous occupe avec le A/H1N1
L'Autre Monde 24 septembre 2009: L'État policier est en ville, l'économie fou le camps avec ses responsables pendant qu'on nous occupe avec le A/H1N1
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L'Autre Monde 24 septembre 2009
90 min / Radio de l'UQAM, CHOQ FM
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Émission du 24 septembre 2009:
Cette semaine, votre animateur explique pourquoi l'affaire du A/H1N1 ne pourrait être qu'une diversion pour nous détourner des vrais enjeux importants qui se jouent présentement. Ceci est relié à la crise économique et ses véritables auteurs ainsi qu'aux guerres d'agression qui ont cours au Moyen-Orient et ailleurs. Des liens sont fait avec le développement progressif mais accéléré de l'État policier et de ses instruments de contrôle social.
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Nouvelles du monde/ Économie:
Don’t be alarmed if you see military helicopters flying over downtown
Two Canadian Forces CH-146 Griffon helicopters from the 427th Special Operations Aviation Squadron have begun three evenings of training manoeuvres, from Wednesday to Friday night.
Flying from the
Chen Shui-bian, the former president of
Mr. Chen’s wife, Wu Shu-chen, was also convicted of corruption and sentenced to life in prison. Among other things, both Mr. Chen and his wife were accused of stealing and misusing public money from 2000 to 2008 while Mr. Chen was in office. They were both fined a total of $15 million.
Accord Ontario-Québec sur le commerce et la coopération :
Les Québécois sont placés devant le fait accompli : un accord sur le commerce et la coopération a été signé le 11 septembre entre le Québec et l’Ontario. Annoncé en grande pompe par Jean Charest pendant la compagne électorale au Québec en 2008, ce projet d’entente a par la suite cheminé dans un parfait silence.
Comme toujours, lorsqu’il s’agit d’accords commerciaux, on nous fait croire qu’il s’agit de broutilles, de technicalités et que la population n’a pas à se perdre dans des textes juridiques complexes préparés par des experts. Pourtant, l’expérience nous enseigne que ces accords peuvent affecter considérablement la vie de beaucoup de citoyens : tant l’ALÉNA que les ententes de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) en font la preuve.
L’entente couvre des secteurs majeurs, tels la mobilité de la main-d'oeuvre, les marchés publics, le secteur manufacturier, les transports, l'agroalimentaire, l'énergie et l'environnement. Rien de moins! Les réglementations seront «harmonisées» — c’est-à-dire réduites à leur plus petit commun dénominateur — de façon à éliminer ce qui pourrait «entraver le commerce». Un comité dominé exclusivement par le secteur privé y veillera.
Nous avons vu dans nombre d’accords précédents que réduire les «obstacles au commerce» signifie très souvent s’en prendre aux réglementations établies dans l’intérêt public pour protéger, par exemple, l’environnement et les conditions de travail. La déréglementation de la finance, alors que la crise que nous traversons est causée par trop de déréglementation, est un exemple de ce qui inquiète dans cet accord. Afin d’éviter «qu’une entreprise choisisse de s’établir dans la moins exigeante des deux provinces» (Le Devoir, 12 et 13 septembre), ne sera-t-il pas tentant de niveler par le bas?
«Pourquoi donc avoir tenu cet accord secret? Pourquoi ne pas avoir négocié avec transparence? Comment justifier qu’un pareil accord soit signé sans le moindre débat public?» demande Claude Vaillancourt, secrétaire d’ATTAC-Québec.
Les premiers ministres Jean Charest et Dalton McGuinty font preuve d’un grand mépris pour la démocratie par la signature surprise d’une telle entente. À nous de découvrir, dans les années et les mois à venir, à quel point elle nous affectera.
ATTAC, l’Association québécoise pour la Taxation des Transactions financières et pour l’Action Citoyenne, est une association citoyenne non-partisane présente dans 40 pays. ATTAC-Québec a été fondée en 2000. Mouvement d’éducation populaire tourné vers l’action, ATTAC s’applique à faire connaître les enjeux qui accompagnent la mondialisation financière.
It is not at all clear that short-term, deficit-financed improvement necessarily implies sustained growth in the context of a deleveraging cycle. This is like somebody borrowing money from their Uncle and then celebrating that their income has gone up.
"WE'RE NUMBER ONE! WE'RE NUMBER ONE! Ummm, no, wait; never mind." -- Official White Horse Souse
About 2.5 million Americans slipped below the poverty line as recession and layoffs hammered the economy last year, driving poverty to its highest level since 1998, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday.
The annual survey showed that more than one in eight U.S. residents - 13.2 percent - are living on less than $10,991 for an individual - slightly more than $200 a week - or $22,025 for a family of four.
This is allowed to happen in our country, while its government continues to spend billions in these wars without end, and bails out its cronies in the financial community.
People inside Goldman tell me that some senior executives say they believe the onslaught of negative stories detailing Goldman’s manifold ties to upper levels of government, charges that it somehow fraudulently profited from the subprime crisis, and now the press about the firm’s record earnings is so out of proportion to reality that the coverage contains an element of anti-Semitism—subtly playing off the racist myth of a conspiracy of Jewish bankers controlling the world for their own benefit.
Yep, when they fall back on screaming "Anti-Semite", they are in a panic!
So, less than 9% of the US work force actually makes products for sale (and remember, today the US Department of Labor considers flipping burgers a manufacturing activity), so in round numbers this means that for every American actually making a product for sale there are 11 other Americans trying to make a living by sticking stickers on that product, inspecting it, and of course filling out all the mandated regulatory paperwork the government demands be submitted for that product.
And then they wonder why we cannot compete with other manufacturing nations.
The natives are restless. The third shot of the "Second American Revolution" has been fired. History is being made. But just as with the first two shots, the third shot is not being heard.
America is seething. Not since the Civil War has anything like this happened. But the protests are either being intentionally downplayed or ignorantly misinterpreted.
The first shot was fired on April 15, 2009. Over 700 anti-tax rallies and "Tea Parties" erupted nationwide. Rather than acknowledge their significance, the general media either ignored or ridiculed both protests and protestors, playing on "tea bagging" for its sexual innuendo.
Initially President Obama said he was unaware of the tea parties. The White House later warned they could "mutate" into something "unhealthy."
Data released by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 1,074,757 checks in August
So far that is roughly 9,076,205 gun bought this year!
Black man tazed on front porch, showing no signs of aggression. The cops just walk up and taze him.
The Pentagon has approached Congress to grant the Secretary of Defense the authority to post almost 400,000 military personnel throughout the United States in times of emergency or a major disaster.
This request has already occasioned a dispute with the nation’s governors. And it raises the prospect of U.S. military personnel patrolling the streets of the United States, in conflict with the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.
In June, the U.S. Northern Command distributed a “Congressional Fact Sheet” entitled “Legislative Proposal for Activation of Federal Reserve Forces for Disasters.” That proposal would amend current law, thereby “authorizing the Secretary of Defense to order any unit or member of the Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Navy Reserve, and the Marine Corps Reserve, to active duty for a major disaster or emergency.”
Taken together, these reserve units would amount to “more than 379,000 military personnel in thousands of communities across the United States,” explained
Paul Stockton, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America’s Security Affairs, in a letter to the National Governors Association, dated July 20.
The New York Times is reporting the CIA hired contractors from Blackwater in 2004 as part of a secret program to locate and assassinate top operatives of al-Qaeda. The CIA spent several million dollars on the program, which the Times claims did not successfully capture or kill any terrorist suspects.
But they did blow up a lot of civilians and piss off Pakistan with those exploding drones!
A ferocious dispute between the CIA and congressional Democrats centers on an ultrasecret effort launched by agency officials after 9/11 to draw up plans to hunt down and kill terrorists using commando teams similar to those deployed by Israel after the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre, according to a former senior U.S. official.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has decided to keep an elite 600-troop counterinsurgency operation deployed in the Philippines despite pressure to reassign its members to fulfill urgent needs elsewhere, like in Afghanistan or Iraq, according to Pentagon officials.
The high-level attention given to the future of the force, known as the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines, illustrates the Pentagon’s difficulty in finding enough of these highly trained units for assignments to two wars — as well as for the wider effort to combat insurgencies and militancy in other parts of the world deemed to be threats to American interests.
The muscularity of Obama's foreign policy may well see the reintroduction of some form of a draft before the end of his term; particularly if we wind up getting "set up" by Israel to attack Iran.
The United States is resuming a combat training mission in the former Soviet republic of Georgia to prepare its army for counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan, despite the risks of angering Russia, senior Defense Department officials said Thursday.
The girls will be allowed to emblazon their sashes or vests with the new DHS patch if they complete training courses, according to the article.
Fears for the world's poor countries as the rich grab land to grow food
July 3, 2009, The Guardian (One of the UK's leading newspapers)
The acquisition of farmland from the world's poor by rich countries and international corporations is accelerating at an alarming rate, with an area half the size of Europe's farmland targeted in the last six months, reports from UN officials and agriculture experts say. New reports from the UN and analysts in India, Washington and London estimate that at least 30m hectares is being acquired to grow food for countries such as China and the Gulf states who cannot produce enough for their populations. According to the UN, the trend is accelerating and could severely impair the ability of poor countries to feed themselves. Olivier De Schutter, special envoy for food at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said: "[The trend] is accelerating quickly. All countries observe each other and when one sees others buying land it does the same." Nearly 20m hectares (50m acres) of farmland – an area roughly half the size of all arable land in Europe – has been sold or has been negotiated for sale or lease in the last six months. Around 10m hectares was bought last year. Some of the largest deals include South Korea's acquisition of 700,000ha in Sudan, and Saudi Arabia's purchase of 500,000ha in Tanzania. The Democratic Republic of the Congo expects to shortly conclude an 8m-hectare deal with a group of South African businesses to grow maize and soya beans as well as poultry and dairy farming. India has lent money to 80 companies to buy 350,000ha in Africa. De Schutter said that after the food crisis of 2008, many countries found food imports hit their balance of payments, "so now they want to insure themselves. This is speculation, betting on future prices. What we see now is that countries have lost trust in the international market. We know volatility will increase in the next few years. Land prices will continue to rise."
Note: This important article makes the key point that speculation is driving this "new land grab" or "neo-colonial" activity by nations. After the collapse of the bubble in financial instruments speculative activity by the biggest players is moving into commodities of all kinds, even land in places where it can be bought cheaply and bid up high. For lots more about predatory capital flows from major media sources, click here.
Don’t worry about French UN troops, Spanish UN troops, Romanian UN troops or any other UN troops being used to quell rebellions in western nations due to bank bailouts or any other unpopular or corrupt acts by government. Not when you have the international military police force at the hands of the EU. Never heard of it? Read below.
The EU’s military police force can be deployed to squash public disobedience making sure the the status quo - otherwise called “public order” - is maintained keeping the public in order for it’s managers.
The following is official text from the European Gendarmerie Force, September 16th 2009:
“The European Gendarmerie Force (EGF) is an initiative of 5 EU Member States - France, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain – aimed at improving the crisis management capability in sensitive areas. Since Wednesday, 17th December 2008, the High Level Interdepartmental Committee Meeting (CIMIN) decided to welcome the Romanian Gendarmerie to become a full member of the EGF. Therefore the EGF consists from that moment of 6 member states.
“EGF responds to the need to rapidly conduct all the spectrum of civil security actions, either on its own or in parallel with the military intervention, by providing a multinational and effective tool.
“The EGF will facilitate the handling of crisis that require management by police forces, usually in a critical situation
“Based in Vicenza in the ‘Generale Chinotto’ barracks
“EGF goal is to provide the International Community with a valid and operational instrument for crisis management, first and foremost at disposal of EU, but also of other International Organizations, as NATO, UN and OSCE, and ad hoc coalitions.
“Turkey joins European Gendarmerie force as Observer”
“Partners Military Gendarmerie (Poland)”
The following text was taken from the European Gendarmerie Force’s FAQ page:
“[EGF] is capable to be integrated in a military crisis management tool”
“[EGF] is able and willing to perform all kinds of police missions, in both substitution and strengthening missions;”
“[EGF] is designed to be committed rapidly thanks to its permanent HQ and its logistic unit.”
“Furthermore, it is excellently suitable for deployment parallel with or immediately after a military operation to maintain public order and safety as well as in situations where local police services are not (sufficiently) deployed.”
“In case of an operation involving both military and police components, the EU’s action on Petersburg-tasks requires a strong synergy between the police and military components”
International Military Police
“This diversity is a qualitative asset for the European Union (as was concluded in Conference of National Police Commissioners in 2001 and other meetings and was recalled at the Warnsveld Chiefs of Police Conference on international police missions, in October 2004). ”
“Q.4.d. Can a Military Police force participate with EGF in an international mission?
“Ans. Yes. Belonging to the military forces, a Military Police force can participate under the same conditions as any other military unit.”
“contributors are the armed forces of the States of the EGF Participants or any other (identified) third party.“
Who will be in political control of EGF with integrated military and police forces?
“The EGF can be deployed on request and under the mandate of international organisations as the EU, the UN, the OSCE, NATO or of an ad hoc coalition, either on its own (because the mission is so specific that only gendarmerie-like forces can be deployed) or together with other military and/or police services. In these cases the strategic management and political control is in the hands of the appropriate body of the international organisation or ad hoc coalition.”
Birth and evolution of the EU’s integrated Military Police Force
“civilian police forces have declared their commitment to the EU police capacities, during the Ministerial Conference in Brussels on November 19th, 2001. There is a framework that allows these forces to be used for the benefit of the EU”
“Being able to do so the EGF capacities fit in smoothly with present EU crisis management concepts (like the concept of Integrated Police Units) and operations and are likely to evolve after the entry into force of the Constitution;“
The Constitution mentioned above is the EU Constitution renamed the Lisbon Treaty after the French and Dutch ordinary public rejected it, who subsequently are not allowed vote again on it’s implications as no votes are not tolerated in a POST democratic EU.
All power centres such as the EGF, EU, UN, IMF and other notables are birthed then slowly expanded/developed/evolved by legal amendments. The full power status of these organisations would never be accepted by the public from the get go. The public do accept weakened embryo organisations and systems then don’t notice when it slowly develops. Slow deception is the only way these organisations can achieve the full power envisioned by their founders.
The new federal Union superior to its member states which would be created by the Lisbon Treaty repackaged Constitution was birthed as the European Coal and Steel Community.
“The pooling of coal and steel production should immediately provide for the setting up of common foundations for economic development as a first step in the federation of Europe.”
- Schumann Declaration, 9 May 1950, announcing the formation of the European Coal and Steel Community
Guy Verhofstadt, Belgian Prime Minister: “The Constitution is the capstone of a European Federal State”
- Financial Times, 21 June 2004
The European Gendarmerie Force work for the managers of the status quo and will be used to protect it. The status quo has people at the top of the hierarchy managing the ordinary public by deception.
If the public do not appreciate this deception you have to agree it is their right to fire the systems of mismanagement and scrap these power centres setup under various guises. Unless you believe we should be ruled.
Art. 21.2.h TEU of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty: “promote an international system” and “global governance”
Art. 1 TEU: “The Union shall replace and succeed the European Community”
Art. 47 TEU: “The Union shall have legal personality.”
Art 37 TEU: “The Union may conclude agreements with one or more States or international organisations in areas covered by this Chapter.”
Art. 42.3 TEU: “Member States shall make civilian and military capabilities available to the Union for the implementation of the common security and defence policy”
I recently visited Central America. Everyone I talked with there was convinced that the military coup that had overthrown the democratically-elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, had been engineered by two US companies, with CIA support. And that the US and its new president were not standing up for democracy.
Earlier in the year Chiquita Brands International Inc. (formerly United Fruit) and Dole Food Co had severely criticized Zelaya for advocating an increase of 60% in Honduras’s minimum wage, claiming that the policy would cut into corporate profits. They were joined by a coalition of textile manufacturers and exporters, companies that rely on cheap labor to work in their sweatshops.
Has Osama Bin Laden been dead for seven years - and are the U.S. and Britain covering it up to continue war on terror?
[President] Barack Obama has launched a fresh operation to find [Osama bin Laden]. Working with the Pakistani Army, elite squads of U.S. and British special forces were sent into Waziristan this summer to 'hunt and kill' the shadowy figure intelligence officers still call 'the principal target' of the war on terror. This new offensive is, of course, based on the premise that the 9/11 terrorist is alive. Yet what if he isn't? What if he has been dead for years, and the British and U.S. intelligence services are actually playing a game of double bluff? What if everything we have seen or heard of him on video and audio tapes since the early days after 9/11 is a fake - and that he is being kept 'alive' by the Western allies to stir up support for the war on terror? Incredibly, this is the breathtaking theory that is gaining credence among political commentators, respected academics and even terror experts. Still more questions have been raised with the publication in America and Britain of a book called Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive? Written by political analyst and philosopher Professor David Ray Griffin, ... it is provoking shock waves - for it goes into far more detail about his supposed death and suggests there has been a cover-up by the West. The book claims that Bin Laden died of kidney failure, or a linked complaint, on December 13, 2001, while living in Afghanistan's Tora Bora mountains close to the border with Waziristan. His burial took place within 24 hours, in line with Muslim religious rules, and in an unmarked grave, which is a Wahhabi custom. The author insists that the many Bin Laden tapes made since that date have been concocted by the West to make the world believe Bin Laden is alive. Could it be that, for years, he's just been smoke and mirrors?
Note: Hundreds of scholars, officials and professionals have raised questions about bin Laden, Al Qaeda, and other aspects of the official conspiracy about the events of 9/11. Click here and here to read their concerns.
Who could have placed explosives in the World Trade Center (WTC) towers? This is the second essay in a series that attempts to answer that question. The first installment began by considering the tenants that occupied the impact zones and the other floors that might have played a useful role in the demolition of the WTC towers.  The result was a picture of connections to organizations that had access to explosive materials and to the expertise required to use explosives. Additionally it was seen that, in the years preceding 9/11, the impact zone tenants had all made structural modifications to the areas where the airliners struck the buildings.
The management representatives of these tenant companies were seen to be secretive and powerful. Through these powerful people, the tenants were connected to organizations that benefited greatly from the 9/11 attacks, including the defense contractors Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Halliburton, and Science Applications International Corp (SAIC). The tenants also had strong connections to the Bush family and their corporate network, including Dresser Industries (now Halliburton) and UBS, and to Deutsche Bank and its subsidiaries, reported to have brokered the insider trading deals. There were also links between these tenant companies and the terrorist-financing Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI).
United States Military Field Manual FM 5-250; Explosives and Demolitions: Using thermite to bring down vertical structures, standard operating procedure since 1992; Section 3-6 (d) search thermite.
This is the html version of the file http://www.militarynewbie.com/pubs/FM%205-250%20Explosives%20And%20Demolitions%20Manual.pdf.