Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Few Good (Black) Men and others

Clinton agrees with GHW Bush on the NWO

Yo Yo A Few Good Men
    There is hard evidence the CIA assigned agents to "investigate the music industry." After the murders of Tim Buckley, Jim Croce, and Mama Cass Elliot, more information surfaced about earlier mysterious deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin. Listed below, but not updated this past year, are some of the rock musicians who have died since the Huston Plan and the FBI Cointel-Program were activated. If these people had been taking any kinds of drugs, there is the distinct possibility that specific poisons were added to their drugs, enough to be fatal, to make it appear that they had died from a simple "overdose".
Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scotty Moorhead,[1] was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was the son of Tim Buckley, also a musician. After a decade as a guitarist-for-hire in Los Angeles, Buckley amassed a following in the early 1990s by playing cover songs at venues in Manhattan's East Village, such as Sin-é, gradually focusing more on his own material. After rebuffing much interest from record labels[2] and his father's manager Herb Cohen,[3] he signed with Columbia, recruited a band, and recorded what would be his only studio album, Grace.
Cohen was born in New York. After a period in the army in 1952, he moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, and started to put on concerts with folk singers such as Pete Seeger and Odetta.[1] He began running coffee bars and folk clubs, such as The Unicorn and Cosmo Alley, during the late 1950s and early 1960s.[2][3]
He began acting as manager for many artists, his eventual roster including Screamin' Jay Hawkins, George Duke, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Tim Buckley, Lenny Bruce, and Linda Ronstadt.
Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld (About this sound [dɑːg ˈhamːarɧœld] ) (29 July 1905 – 18 September 1961) was a Swedish diplomat, economist, and author. The second Secretary-General of the United Nations, he served from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in September 1961. He is the only person to have been awarded a posthumous Nobel Peace Prize.[1] Hammarskjöld remains the only U.N. Secretary-General to die in office, and his death occurred en route to cease-fire negotiations. American President John F. Kennedy called Hammarskjöld “the greatest statesman of our century.
But he soon gained a reputation for independence and daring, and instead of staying in his New York office, a hands-on approach became his trademark. He personally negotiated the release of 15 American airmen who had been imprisoned in China at a time when the People's Republic was not represented at the UN.
"He had the skills of mediation and persuasion, combined with this almost iron single-minded will of where he wanted to go," says Margaret Anstee.
"But of course by that very token it brought him into conflict with people who wanted to use the UN for their own ends."
In Congo, one issue was who should control the southern province of Katanga, rich in copper, uranium and tin. Belgium, the ex-colonial power, backed a secessionist movement led by Moise Tshombe, as did the UK and US who had mining interests in the region.

But Mr Hammarskjold from the start backed Congo's elected central authorities - the Soviet-backed government of prime minister Patrice Lumumba, and later, after Mr Lumumba was deposed and murdered, Prime Minister Cyrille Adoula.
Patrice Émery Lumumba (2 July 1925 – 17 January 1961) was a Congolese independence leader and the first legally elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo after he helped win its independence from Belgium in June 1960. Only twelve weeks later, Lumumba's government was deposed in a coup during the Congo Crisis.[1] He was subsequently imprisoned and executed by firing squad, an act that was committed with the assistance of the governments of Belgium and the United States, for which the Belgian government officially apologized in 2002
From the time of the assassination of Lumumba, almost every African leader who sought to chart a course for genuine independence was assassinated, whether it was Eduardo Mondlane, Amilcar Cabral, Herbert Chitepo, Samora Machel, Thomas Sankara, Felix Moumie, Chris Hani or Steve Biko. Violence against leaders was accompanied by the intimidation and assassination of journalists, students, opposition leaders and any social force that challenged oppression of Africans and the plunder of their resources.
This nested loop of genocidal thinking, genocidal economics and genocidal politics has generated 11 wars in the Congo since 1960, and all of these wars have had implications for almost all the regions of Africa in relation to genocide, militarism, dictatorship, economic plunder and patriarchal models of liberation.

Violence against leaders was accompanied by the intimidation and assassination of journalists, students, opposition leaders and any social force that challenged oppression of Africans and the plunder of their resources.

Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane (June 20, 1920, Manjacaze, Gaza Province - February 3, 1969) served as President of the Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO) from 1962, the year that FRELIMO was founded in Tanzania, until his assassination in 1969.


Amílcar Cabral — African nationalist whose name is derived from "Hamilcar"
Amilcare Cipriani — Italian anarchist whose name is derived from "Hamilcar"

Herbert Wiltshire Chitepo (15 June 1923 – 18 March 1975) led the Zimbabwe African National Union until he was assassinated on March 1975. Although his murderer remains unidentified, the Rhodesian author Peter Stiff says that a former British SAS soldier, Hugh Hind was responsible.[1]
Chitepo became the first black citizen of Rhodesia to become a barrister.[2]
The Margo Commission, set up by the South African government, but which included high-level international representation,[citation needed] investigated the incident and concluded that the accident was caused by pilot error.[11] Despite the acceptance of its findings by the International Civil Aviation Organization, the report was rejected by the Mozambican and Soviet governments. The latter submitted a minority report suggesting that the aircraft was intentionally lured off course by a decoy radio navigation beacon set up specifically for this purpose by the South Africans. Speculation about the accident has therefore continued to the present day, particularly in Mozambique.[12]
On October 15, 1987 Sankara was killed by an armed gang with twelve other officials in a coup d'état organised by his former colleague, Blaise Compaoré. Deterioration in relations with neighbouring countries was one of the reasons given, with Compaore stating that Sankara jeopardised foreign relations with former colonial power France and neighbouring Ivory Coast.[1] Prince Johnson, a former Liberian warlord allied to Charles Taylor, told Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) that it was engineered by Charles Taylor.[20] After the coup and although Sankara was known to be dead, some CDRs mounted an armed resistance to the army for several days.
Sankara's body was dismembered and he was quickly buried in an unmarked grave,[6] while his widow and two children fled the nation.[21] Compaoré immediately reversed the nationalizations, overturned nearly all of Sankara's policies, returned the country back under the International Monetary Fund fold, and ultimately spurned most of Sankara's legacy.
A week prior to his death Sankara gave what would become his own epitaph, remarking that "while revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas."[1]

Félix-Roland Moumié was a Cameroonian leader, assassinated in Geneva on 3 November 1960 by the SDECE (French secret services) with thallium.[1] Félix-Roland Moumié succeeded Ruben Um Nyobe, who was killed in September 1958, as leader of the Union des Populations du Cameroun (UPC - or also Union du Peuple Camerounais — "Cameroon's People Union").
Chris Hani, born Martin Thembisile Hani (28 June 1942 – 10 April 1993) was the leader of the South African Communist Party and chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). He was a fierce opponent of the apartheid government. He was assassinated on 10 April 1993.

Since his death in police custody, he has been called a martyr of the anti-apartheid movement.[4] While living, his writings and activism attempted to empower black people, and he was famous for his slogan "black is beautiful", which he described as meaning: "man, you are okay as you are, begin to look upon yourself as a human being".
1) Cyrille Adoula (September 13, 1921 – May 24, 1978), was a Congolese politician. Adoula was the premier of the Republic of the Congo, from 2 August 1961 until 30 June 1964.
Adoula was born in Léopoldville. A graduate of the Saint Joseph Institute and the first native African employee of the Congo Central Bank, Adoula, with Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Iléo, founded the Mouvement National Congolais in 1958.

2) However, various rebellions continued, and Adoula resigned in 1964 to be replaced by Tshombe. He was then the ambassador to the United States and Belgium, and then became foreign minister from 1969 until 1970, when he retired from politics. He died in Lausanne, Switzerland.

How Dare You

She Believes in Me Kenny Rogers

Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch

I Knew I Loved You Before I Met You

Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply (Lyrics)

I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song Jim Croce

  • Migdal - means "tower" in Hebrew.

  • Magdala - Migdal in Aramaic

  • al-Majdal  In Arabic: "the Tower", name of the Arab village that existed until 1948 on the ruins of the ancient city.

  • Taricheae -  in Greek: "the places where the fish are prepared". Probably another name for Magadala, as reported by Josephus.

  • Migdal Nunaya - another name of the village, which means the tower of the fishermen.

  • Dalmanutha - In Mark 8:10 this name was referred as the site after he fed the 4,000. By comparing to Matthew 15:39 - which names "the borders of Magdala" - it is likely to be a town nearby.

  • Mary Magdalene
    examines Mary Magdalene's role in early Christianity and how her significance may have been deliberately suppressed, and her image tarnished, to serve the purposes of an evolving Church.

    Mary Magdalene was a disciple of Jesus and witness to His resurrection. Her epithet Magdalene means "of Magdala", a fishing village on the Sea of Galilee. She is mentioned briefly in the four canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), as a woman "out of whom [Jesus] had cast seven demons". Among the varying accounts in the Gospels, Mary Magdalene is the constant as witness to Jesus' resurrection. In the Gospel of John, three Marys are mentioned at the cross--Mary, the mother of Jesus; Mary, Her sister and His aunt; and Mary Magdalene, three being a number long associated with women and the Goddesss.
    Through an old confusion with Mary of Bethany (sister to Lazurus, whom Jesus raised from the dead), Mary Magdalene was often depicted washing the feet of Jesus with Her tears and anointing Him with oil of spikenard (an herb related to lavendar). As Mary of Bethany was called a "sinner", Mary of Magdala was traditionally believed to have been a prostitute, though the Bible never explicitly says so. She was portrayed by medieval artists as weeping hysterically and gave Her name to the word maudlin, meaning overly sentimental or sorrowful.
    The girl's name Maude \ma(u)-de\ is a variant of Madeline (Hebrew), Matilda (Old German) and Maud (French), and the meaning of Maude is "woman from Magdala; mighty in battle".

    Maude was only five when she heard her mother screaming and saw as she flung open the door all bloody.

    "Maude, run in and get the sheet off of Mammy's bed, hurry."

    Maude did as her mother said.

    "Mam, daddy's not coming home, is he?"

    "Yes, sweet baby, Mam is bringing him home right now."

    Maude's mam brought her young husband home to rest in peace in his own bed till the burial.

    Maude's mam put the same suit on her husband he had worn on their wedding. She sat up all night holding his cold hands as did her daughter.

    The baby slept through it all, he was only eighteen months old.

    Time went by and the family grew accustomed to life with no man around.

    One day when Maude was only fourteen she heard her mother scream and slung open the door.

    "Maude, get me the sheet off of Luther's bed."

    "Mam, brother isn't coming home, is he?"

    "Yes, Maudie, I'm going to get him right now."

    Maude's Mammy carried and dragged her youngest into the house all blood stained.

    Luther lay in his own bed that night with his sister and his mother holding each of his hands. The next day, mother and daughter buried Luther Johnson besides his Daddy.

    One day, she walked down by the creek and there lay her Mammy.

    Maude ran to the house and got a sheet.

    Maude's Mammy lay in her own bed that night and Maude held her mother's hand.

    Maude buried her mother in the family plot and was heading to the house when she saw them coming.

    There was no one to cover Maude with the white sheet or clean her up for burial.

    Maude woke up as a tall black man carried her through a tunnel.

    "Are you the Lord," Maude asked the tall man?

    "Yes, I am, the lord answered."

    Maude fell back asleep and woke up again a while later.

    "Where did the Lord go, Maude asked the White one carrying her?"

    "Why I am He," he answered.

    "But you was black a while ago......." and Maude fell into sleep once again.

    Again Maude woke up and this time, the Lord was red and had a long flaming black hair with a bird's feather in it.

    "Sir, if I fall back to sleep, what color will you be when I awaken next time?"

    "Well, Miss Maudie, why not go back to sleep again and see."

    This time when young Maude awoke she was surely surprised as the person who carried her was a woman with the same face only a softer skin tone and she was adorned in a wonderful white robe and a beautiful halo surrounded her head..

    Maudie looked around and she saw her mother only her mother wasn't black but yellow with slanted eyes. Her father stood by her mother and he was white with that smile that could only be his and her brother Luther was staring at her through blue eyes that still squinted in that same wonderful way that made her smile.

    Maude had entered into Heaven and she wondered what she looked like now but knew that it didn't matter as she was truly home and it was truly wonderful to finally know what the Lord's plan had been.

    Together We Are As One Thru All Time10/1/2003
    by Cal

    What did I know of love before you?
    I knew of a child's innocent love and the love of a few friends.

    I only know that I loved you before I met you and I'll love you till past this

    You and I may always have a love unconsummated but the depth of it is amazing.

    It's so much more than I ever dreamed.

    I feel your presence and I know you're there. I know one day it will be
    impossible to
    Communicate here and there but it's ok. I know your ideals, I know your sweet
    values and Your hard work. I know your charm and I know your heart.

    I love you from the heavens of pre-destiny and after, for all of eternity and

    You are my sweet wonderful conscience and soul and the connection only forever
    can know.

    You bring me such sweet loving words in my dreams. You encourage me when I
    falter and you pick me up when I fall. You are my energy when I am tired and my
    sleep when my lids close.

    You give me hope when I feel hopeless and you give me soft kisses in my dreams.

    I give it back to you in the mirror of my heart. The heart is only human but it
    contains my ache for you and my joy for us.

    You will be my lover of PEACE and the joy reflected in my eyes when I
    Meet you in that place after this.

    Heaven is made for joint spirits and connected souls…that is where I will wait
    for you and that is where we will know the love that we were never quite allowed
    to pursue here.

    Now, then, past and forever.
    YOU My Love,are my song; my lyrics, my rhythm and my voice.

    I'm thinking of starting a playlist

    1991 Grim Reaper's year -Danny Casolaro and the Temple Murders
    I found the America West Airline drug trafficking trial fascinating. Patrick Thurston, Vice President of Operations, America West, Bob Russell, Chief of Pilots, and Carl Wobser, a captain, all pleaded guilty to multiple counts of narcotics trafficking. They had purchased a DC 6 and embarked upon a career in the drug trade. Unfortunately for them their plane, which they maxed out electronically, had chronic engine problems which required them to touch down unexpectedly in several countries. This was more than embarrassing, since they had not filed flight plans.
    On one such emergency stop in Aruba, on the way back from Columbia, their plane was found packed with marijuana. There is reason to believe that their intended cargo was cocaine and that after a mix-up they did not wish to fly back empty. Despite the lofty positions these men held with America West, they seemed to have no difficulty getting time off for their drug flights, and America West wanted to rehire Russell after his six months in the Federal country club at Safford.
    Twenty percent of the stock of America West was owned by Ansett Airlines of Australia and 55% of Ansett was held by Sir Peter Ables and Rupert Murdock. We know from Jonathan Kwitny 's book, the Crimes of Patriots, that Burny Houghton, perhaps the key figure in the founding of the CIA drug money laundering bank Nugan-Hand in Australia, had coffee with Sir Peter Ables the night of his first day in Australia.
     Another rogue bank was Nugan Hand Bank, the principals of which either disappeared or were murdered in 1980; taken over by successor and alter ego, Household Bank and Household International. Former Director of Central Intelligence, William Colby, was general counsel of both Nugan Hand Bank and Household International, and was murdered in 1996, as he started to go public with certain misgivings of his past.
    In late 1979, mainly due to the collapse of ASL, Ansett lost control of the company to Sir Peter Abeles of TNT and Rupert Murdoch of News Corporation who became joint managing directors.
    In August 1987 a unit of Ansett Transport Industries Ltd.,[4] an Australian airline company and at the time 50% owned by News Corporation, purchased a 21.6 percent stake in America West. Twenty one percent of the stock of AMERICA WEST AIRLINES was owned by ANSETT AIRLINES of Australia and 55% of ANSETT AIRLINES was held by Sir Peter Ables and Rupert Murdock.
    1988, Patrick Thurston, Vice President of Operations, America West, Bob Russell, Chief of Pilots, and Carl Wobser, a captain, all pleaded guilty to multiple counts of narcotics trafficking. THE PHOENIX-BANGKOK HEROIN CONNECTION
    1989, Ansett Transport LTD used their influence and investment money in America West Airlines, to try to break a pilots strike in Australia. 1989 Australian pilots' dispute. The following article is from an America West pilot that crossed the Australian pilots picket line. The Down UnderWare Chronicles America West Pilot article.

    The Australian Pilots Dispute in 1989

    John Pilger in his book Secret Country wrote about graft and corruption in Australia Today. He mentions several various powerful individuals. These same individuals – Sir Peter Ables, Rupert Murdoch, Bob Hawke all were involved in the conspiracy to smash the Australian Federation of Air Pilots. Because Peter Ables and Rupert Murdoch were involved in the Airline Industry explains why they were so keen to confront the Australian Federation of Air Pilots, the union legally representing pilots flying in Australia. This was on their agenda because of the future deregulation of the industry, with its consequent greater competition. So the AFAP had to be eliminated from the industry, because of their success in gaining adequate salaries for pilots in the past. But there were other reasons.
    The AFAP is one of the few unions in which the officials, all pilots, are elected by their own members. They are not paid. The pilots run their own union.
    Australian pilots through their Federation were highly regarded for their work and achievements in world aviation safety, security and all technical matters.
    It is no secret therefore that Australian aviation has never had a jet fatality and this is the envy of the world. But this would change if the AFAP is not allowed to operate.
    Even so, it seemed strange to a temple worker delivering food early on Saturday morning, April 10, 1991, that the irrigation water for the vegetable gardens was still running. He looked around for someone, possibly a worshiper at the outdoor shrine to the Buddha, but found no one, and the place seemed terribly quiet.  There weren't many houses out that way, and there were no immediate neighbors. Mostly, people kept to themselves.
    Joseph Daniel Casolaro (June 16, 1947–August 10, 1991) was an American freelance writer who came to public attention in 1991 when he was found dead in a bathtub in room 517 of the Sheraton Hotel in Martinsburg, West Virginia, his wrists slashed 10–12 times. A note was found, and the medical examiner ruled the death a suicide.[1],deadly1991,10,7,04,pt1.htm
    1) As the battle heated up, reporters centered on the case and countless articles were written and published world wide.  Few placed the DOJ or its head in a good light.  Then in the later part of July and the early part of August 1991, two reporters investigating the case were executed, one at the Sheraton Inn in  Martinsburg, West Virginia and the other at his apartment in Guatemala.  In Martinsburg, Joseph "Danny" Casolaro who was found naked in a bathtub full of warm bloody water.  His wrists had been slit to the bone many times.  None of his reporter notes were found in the room or in his car.  His death was announced by former Attorney General Elliott Richardson, the attorney for Inslaw.  Anson Ng, a stringer for the Financial Times of London was found shot once in the chest.  Senator Alan Cranston announced his death from the floor of the United States Senate and urged the government of Guatemala to prosecute his killers and return his computer and reporter notes to his family.  Repercussions were felt the world over.
    2) On April 4, 1991 Senator John Heinz was killed in a mysterious plane crash on his way to Philadelphia.  No one paid greater attention to the Senator's death then President Bush and Attorney General Richard Thornburgh.  With democrats holding a 56-43 advantage in the Senate, national Republicans saw Thornburgh as the best chance of holding onto the Pennsylvania seat and filling the vacancy with a Senator more attuned to the administration's far right philosophy.  The 58-year old Attorney General saw an opportunity to return to his home state and put his troubled tenure as head of the DOJ behind him.  On April 11, 1991 national newspapers featured the picture of the beautiful, grief-stricken widow, Teresa Heinz and her three sons attending the funeral of her husband side by side with the unseeming political speculation about who would run against Attorney General Thornburgh for the late Senator's vacant seat.,deadly,1991,10,27,04,pt3.htm
    1) Then, in the spring of 1991, those who had the President's ear informed him that two reporters were beginning to connect the dots linking the scandals ever closer to the President seeking reelection.   Daily headlines named the scandals:  BCCI, the Iran Contra, the October Surprise, the Gulf War,  Wackenhut Corporation, known as the "CIA's CIA" and its involvement in the Alyeska Pipeline, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the biological warfare weapons programs, the sovereign Indian reservations such as California's Cabazon, Minnesota's Minominee and Arizona's Papago who were laundering money for drugs for arms, the Savings and Loan fiasco, the World War II Japanese war booty in hidden gold, bullion from Iran, The Company - a drug ring connecting Fresno, California and Lexington, Kentucky,  the former CIA Director Richard Helms and the former U.S. Senator James Abourezk of South Dakota, the palaces and dual use weapons in Iraq, the self proclaimed man-of-leisure and multi-millionaire Robert Booth Nichols, the phony pilot Gunther Russbacher, the multi-generational mob and the CIA operative Michael Riconosciuto and many, many unsolved murders most often labeled suicides. 

    2) A decade later journalists Anson Ng and "Danny" Casolaro were tracing the money that flowed between the mob and the administration of the 41st President of the United States.  In so doing they had  woven a web of intelligence operations, autonomous sovereign nations within the United States, money laundering and the multiple murders of money men, lawyers and operatives.  Unlike their counterparts in the so-called legitimate media, these independent scribblers named names, dates and events.   The writers felt that they were on the verge of cracking big stories and they eagerly shared their new discoveries with family and friends.  Both also told those close to them they had been warned unlocking other's secrets could be a dangerous undertaking.'s_tribal_clients
    Several Native American tribes were defrauded by lobbyist Jack Abramoff in his namesake Indian lobbying scandal.
    In October 1973, after just five months as Attorney General, President Nixon ordered Richardson to fire the top lawyer investigating the Watergate scandal, Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox. Richardson had promised Congress he would not interfere with the Special Prosecutor, and, rather than disobey the President or break his promise, resigned. President Nixon subsequently asked Richardson's second-in-command, Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus to carry out the order. He had also promised to not interfere, and also tendered his resignation. The third in command, Solicitor General Robert Bork, also planned to resign but Richardson persuaded him not to in order to ensure proper leadership at the Department of Justice during the crisis.[8] Bork carried out the President's order, thus completing the events generally referred to as the Saturday Night Massacre.
    Katzenbach left government service to work for IBM in 1969, where he served as general counsel during the lengthy antitrust case filed filed by the Department of Justice seeking the break-up of IBM. He and Cravath's top lawyer Thomas Barr led the case for 13 years until the government dropped it in 1982. Later Katzenbach led the case filed by the European Economic Community. He retired from IBM in 1986 and became a partner at the firm of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti in New Jersey.[5] He was named chairman of the failing Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) in 1991.[6]
    In 1980, Nicholas Katzenbach testified in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for the defense of W. Mark Felt, later revealed to be the "Deep Throat" of the Watergate scandal and later Deputy Director of the FBI; accused and later found guilty of ordering illegal wiretaps on American citizens.
    In December 1996, Katzenbach was one of New Jersey's fifteen members of the Electoral College, who cast their votes for the Clinton/Gore ticket.[7]
    Mr. Katzenbach also testified on behalf of President Clinton on December 8, 1998, before the House Judiciary Committee hearing, considering whether to impeach President Clinton.[8]


    by Brian Downing Quig
    A textbook example of the warping effect that $10 billion of China White heroin had upon major media, law enforcement, and judicial processes in Arizona. B.Q. 4-20-96



    some things

    Buffalo Springfield - Stop Children What's That Sound
    Demonstrations against Dow continue without letup.
    This week, Rutgers students staged a sit-in at Newark campus.
     When Louis Fieser left Bryn Mawr in 1930 to join the faculty at Harvard University, Mary Peters decided to follow him and pursue an advanced degree in chemistry. She had to officially enroll at nearby Radcliffe College in order to take chemistry courses at Harvard and could not escape the gender discrimination of her era. One professor of analytical chemistry in particular, Gregory Baxter, would not allow her in the laboratory with the male students: rather, she had to carry out her experiments (without supervision) in the deserted basement of a nearby building.

    Breast implant scandal shows regulators in dark on risk.

    Friday, December 30, 2011

    Viktor Bout/The war on Libya is a war on Africa Lizzie Phelan
    Negotiations with Wall Street
    In June 1999, during peace negotiations with the government of Andrés Pastrana, Reyes met in the Colombian savannah with Richard Grasso, then chairman of the New York Stock Exchange. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss investment opportunities for the FARC.[9] The two men were photographed in an embrace which became known as the "Grasso abrazo."[10][11]
    Grasso was raised by his mother and two aunts in Jackson Heights, New York City[2] since his father left the family when Richard was an infant. He graduated from Newtown High School, and attended Pace University for two years before enlisting in the Army. Two weeks after leaving the Army in 1968, Grasso became a clerk at the New York Stock Exchange.
    Richard moved up rapidly in the ranks, becoming president of the exchange and then CEO in the early 1990s. As CEO, he was widely credited with cementing the New York Stock Exchange's position as the preeminent U.S. stock market. Grasso also served as an advisory board member for the Yale School of Management.

    [edit] FARC controversy

    On June 26, 1999 Reuters reported that Grasso met with Colombian rebels, the FARC, in an article entitled "NYSE Chief Meets Top Colombia Rebel Leader". The FARC is considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department (on its list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations since 1997) and is allegedly responsible for kidnappings and narcotics trafficking in order to bankroll their revolutionary activities (see: narcoterrorism).
    The article quoted Grasso as saying, "I invite members of the FARC to visit the New York Stock Exchange so that they can get to know the market personally." Some found the meeting inexplicable, considering the FARC supports anti-capitalist ideals and has no officially recognized financial clout. Grasso told reporters that he was bringing "a message of cooperation from U.S. financial services."[3]

    [edit] NYSE compensation controversy

    On August 27, 2003 it was revealed that Grasso had been given a deferred compensation pay package worth almost $140 million. This caused immediate controversy, as the hand-picked compensation committee consisted mainly of representatives from NYSE-listed companies over which Grasso had regulatory authority as head of the Exchange.

    Steven Schwarzman of the Blackstone Group, seen here at a 2002 "CEO Summit" with Richard Grasso, who was Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange during the largest equities bubble in history. Larry Silverstein (below left) was also present at the CEO Summit, held by New York University. (Photo: NYU)
    1) FARC enters the equation
    The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, or FARC, could provide the pretext for both covert and overt moves made in Latin America. Initially, Western factions of the power elite sought an alliance with FARC. On June 26, 1999, Reuters news service reported that Richard Grasso, the head of the New York Stock Exchange, flew into a demilitarized region of Columbia's southern jungle and savanna and held face-to-face talks with members of general secretariat of FARC ("NYSE Chief Meets Top Colombia Rebel Leader," no pagination). Grasso discussed "foreign investment and the role of U.S. businesses in Colombia" with the representatives of FARC's high command. It didn't bother the Western oligarchs in the least that FARC is involved in narcotics trafficking and kidnapping or that the group is on the State Department's list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. But the FARC declined Grasso's offers to investment their money in Wall Street, so now its open season on the Colombian rebels.

    2) But what many people don't know is that there is a considerable amount of evidence that ties Bout to the power elite. In 2004, it was discovered that the Pentagon, the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, the Air Force, and the Army Corps of Engineers were permitting U.S. contractors in Iraq to do business with Bout's air cargo companies in spite of the fact that the Treasury Department labeled Bout an arms dealer and had frozen his assets (Braun, no pagination). One of the firms doing business with Bout's network was none other than Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR),

    Connected: Aerocom, Jet Line and Air Mero

    Years ago, when I photographed some of Victor Bout's planes and found them unlisted in any official register, I became intrigued by his movements (his airline operations moving from one country to another) and added page after page with information. These days the information comes to me because I have this "dossier" on my website. And while the companies on this page are not directly involved or run by Mr Bout, their ways of operations seem similar, operating both legally as well as, let us say, suspect flights.
    During Jan.2005 I received the following information:
    A company called Chapman Freebourne has a subcontract with KBR (Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. ) to fly passengers for KBR and other Western Contracting entities into and around Iraq.
    Chapman Freeborn is merely a broker and they subcontracted the work to Aerocom. Aerocom is a suspected Victor Bout Company as you are aware. Aerocom was flying un-registered aircraft between August and November 2004, when the planes were switched to a company called Jetline International - you also know the apparent connection between Jetline International and Victor Bout. Check out the link between Aerocom and Jet line - their contact details are exactly the same address/telephone & fax numbers etc.
    [Check comment at bottom of page regarding Chapman Freeborn - webmaster]
    After Bush was inaugurated in 2001, Sharjah police sent a special police unit to Sharjah airport to capture Bout and hand him over to U.S. authorities, but the White House declined. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice told U.S. intelligence that when it came to Bout, "look but don’t touch.” After 911, Rice inexplicably called off all operations aimed at Bout. Law enforcement and intelligence agents considered such a move amazing, considering Bout’s direct links to smuggling arms to the Taliban and Al Qaeda, as well as to other areas of the world that were rife with Islamist terrorist groups.
    Also in 2004, the Air Operator's Certificate of Aerocom was revoked, possibly due to connections between the airline and suspected weapons smuggler Viktor Bout. Nevertheless, the airline flew 99 tonnes of small arms out of a United States air base at Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina later that year, before finally being shut down.[5] [6].

    By Wayne Madsen


    Halliburton's connection to low wage slave trading in the Middle East and espionage inside the Vice President of the United States' White House office. Vice President Dick Cheney's old company, Halliburton, has some interesting partners in its work in occupied Iraq. On Dec. 11, WMR reported on links between Halliburton/Kellogg, Brown & Root and a Viktor Bout-owned airline based in Moldova, Aerocom/Air Mero. Bout's airlines have also reportedly been involved in flying low wage earners from East Asia to Dubai and on to Iraq where they work for paltry salaries in sub-standard living conditions. Halliburton/KBR has sub-contracted to a shadowy Dubai-based firm, Prime Projects International Trading LLC (PPI), which "trades" mainly in workers from Thailand, the Philippines, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and other poor Asian nations.

    The British intelligence faxes pointedly warned Kusa in 2003
    that one of Bout's primary air cargo front companies, Jetline, was headed by a Libyan who also directed a Tripoli-based business, Sin-Sad. That company leased planes “frequently chartered by the Libyan government.” The faxes also noted that Bout “had a considerable involvement with the former Taliban regime in Afghanistan and his aircraft regularly flew there while the country was under embargo.”

    Putting the Bout in

    Nov 18th 2010, 17:23 by K.P.

    Indybay site/Brad Will worked for IndyMedia and I've put Solidarity song here dedicated to his memory

    Please listen to the 2 audios

    Brian Downing Quig
    Researcher and Reporter

    Brad Will -Solidarity Song

    A Song For Brad

    God's Will (I always think of Brad Will when I listen to this song.)

    Rachel Corrie 5th Grade Speech I'm here because I care

    Rachel's Song - A Poem Tribute To Rachel Corrie
    Subscribe to RSS Feed

    The Death of Tom Hurndall

    Tom Hurndall moments before joining the nonviolent demonstration where he was shop by an Israeli sniper.
    Tom Hurndall was in a coma for nine months after being shot in the head by an Israeli sniper.
    He died January 13, 2004.

    It is with great sadness that If Americans Knew shares with you the news of the passing away of Tom Hurndall.
    Tom, 22, died Tuesday night in a London hospital due to complications with pneumonia. He had spent the past nine months in a vegetative state after being shot in the head by an Israeli sniper on April 11, 2003, while trying to escort children to safety in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Occupied Palestine.
    Tom was a member of the International Solidarity Movement, a Palestinian-led effort to bring internationals to the Occupied Palestinian Territories to aid the civilian population in non-violent resistance to the occupation.
    At a hearing on Monday, a soldier arrested last week in connection with the shooting of Tom Hurndall, has finally been indicted on six charges : Aggravated Assault; two counts of Obstruction of Justice; Incitement to False Testimony; False Testimony; and Improper Conduct. A second soldier has been detained and is expected to be indicted on charges of Obstructing Justice and False Testimony.
    As we grieve the death of Tom, let us not forget the ongoing catastrophic situation in Palestine that he was working to end. In fact, since he was shot, 407 Palestinians have been murdered and 1,990 have been injured. As Tom’s mother, Jocelyn, wrote recently in the UK Guardian, “It seems that life is cheap in the occupied territories. Different value attached to life depends on whether the victim happens to be Israeli, international or Palestinian.”
    We ask that you write letters to the editor of your local newspaper regarding this incident. If your paper covered it, please thank them and ask them to report more on the plight of the Palestinian people. If your paper did not cover it, admonish them for it and demand to know why they consider Tom’s life, like so many in Palestine, unworthy of mention in their pages. Remember, as always, polite, concise, and to-the-point letters are more likely to be published.
    For more information regarding Tom, please visit
    Title:  The Future of Food: Film with Presentation on GMOs 
    START DATE:  Thursday January 12 
    TIME:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
    Location Details: 
    San Jose Peace & Justice Center
    48 S. 7th St
    San Jose, CA 95112 
    Event Type:  Screening 
    Contact Name Shelby
    Email Address coordinator [at]
    Phone Number 408-297-2299
    Address 48 South 7th St., San Jose, CA 95112
    "The Future of Food" offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade. This film examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.
    Presentation by Joyce Eden from the campaign Label GMOs.
    Suggested Donation $5-10. No one turned away for lack of funds
    Today, the homeless in Fresno experienced some of the “tough love” that Larry Arce of the Rescue Mission likes to talk about. As the City Council was discussing an ordinance that would make it illegal for the homeless to camp on city property (ie. City Hall, an alleyway, sidewalks, etc) a crew of city workers was busy destroying homeless peoples property.

    Articles on the Homelessness Issue in FresnoArticles on the Homelessness Issue in Fresno

    (in chronological order)
    updated December 28 2011
    YOU are encouraged to post your news, comments, event announcements, etc
    to the site!
    SF Bay Area Independent Media Center ( or is an open publishing website, which means that
    YOU are encouraged to post your news, comments, event announcements, etc
    to the site! Posts to the newswire automatically go to the
    "breaking/other" section on the front page. Editors categorize them
    according to whether or not they are news and have local or global import.
    These steps might seem like a pain in the butt at first, but once you get
    used to them you can almost do them with your eyes closed. We want to
    have more people posting their news to the site- from event announcements
    to reports on what happened at the police commission hearing or whatever,
    we want people to tell their stories.

    A simple car accident ... or was it?

    Audio Threat from Brian's answering machine prior to his death:
    Brian Quig  on BlackOp Radio:

    A simple car accident ... or was it?

    Thursday, January 5, 2012 1:29 PMMessage bodyNews & Views for Anarchists & Activists:
    January 05, 2012
    Another Way of Seeing the World
    Zapatistas: 18 Years of Rebellion and Resistance
    Hundreds of activists and academics from around the world gathered at
    the International Seminar “Planet Earth: Anti-Systemic Movements” to
    discuss the importance of the 1994 Zapatista uprising on its 18th
    anniversary. In the context of the popular insurrections that have
    emerged this year across the globe, the seminar held from Dec. 30 to
    Jan. 2 in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, concluded, with
    Portuguese sociologist Boaventura de Sousa Santos, that seen in
    retrospect Zapatista influence has been so strong that “one cannot view
    the left or the struggle against capitalism without this point of
    De Sousa Santos stated that the explosion of the Zapatista Army of
    National Liberation (EZLN) on the scene January 1, 1994 was the first
    major moment of global resistance to neoliberalism. The uprising gave
    visibility to indigenous struggles that had been growing since the
    eighties in Latin America and soon became the precursor to other movements.
    “They taught us another way of seeing the world. They broke with Marxist
    orthodoxy by developing a new discourse, a new semantics and new ideas.
    They taught us a new organizational logic that had a fundamental
    influence on the whole world,” De Sousa Santos said in an interview.
    Paulina Fernandez, a professor of Political Science at UNAM who has
    followed the Zapatista movement since its inception, spoke to
    Desinformemonos about the transcendence of the Zapatistas. “It is still
    not possible to see clearly the magnitude of the importance of the
    Zapatista uprising. I track the news on Internet everyday and the EZLN
    is cited all over for one reason or another—it is a permanent reference.”
    “Despite efforts to silence them, hide them away, marginalize them and
    isolate the movement up in the mountains, and without media information
    about what they are doing, the Zapatistas are building a real
    alternative process on a daily basis. They are proof that this country
    can function in a different way when its people are committed and they
    do it without the intervention of laws, institutions, parties,
    politicians and the vices and practices that official institutions are
    the ones guilty of the corruption of this country,” added Fernandez.
    Representatives of indigenous peoples, among them Salvador Campanur,
    Purhépecha from Cherán, Michoacán and Santos de la Cruz, Wixárika from
    Bancos de San Hipólito, Durango, agreed that “in all the processes that
    we have experienced as indigenous peoples, the Zapatistas have been very
    important. Before, indigenous struggles were isolated and not linked up,
    but since 1994 we began to realize that we suffered from a common
    problem and we began to interact and develop solidarity between peoples,
    not only in Mexico but in the world.”
    Campanur noted “Although the words ‘dignity’, ‘liberty’ and ‘justice’
    already existed it was the Zapatista brothers and sisters who in 1994
    taught us to use them in each one of our struggles.”
    Javier Sicilia, poet and leader of the Movement for Peace with Justice
    and Dignity, said in an interview that “the last 18 years have been
    fundamental since the Zapatistas–by revealing the negation of the
    indigenous world that had been going on for centuries–also revealed the
    dysfunction of the State and the neoliberal system, and gave new content
    and new possibilities not only to the nation but to the entire world.”
    New Movements and the Zapatistas
    Many participants linked the Zapatista movement to the new movements in
    Spain, Greece, the United States, Tunis, Egypt, Yemen and others. French
    historian Jerome Baschet stated that, “The logic of capitalism is
    causing us to lose control of our lives and it is time to recuperate
    that control. The world movement has arisen as a crossroads of all
    struggles: the struggle against the looting of material goods, of land,
    of ways of life, of the capacity to decide. It is a movement that calls
    on everyone who feels dispossessed.” He added that the latest uprisings
    “reflect a general sense of injustice and the possibility that a
    collective awakening could intensify the reactions of rejection that
    we’ve seen so far.”
    Feminist anthropologist Mercedes Olivera observed that the Zapatista
    communities have developed outside the mercantilist logic, which can be
    a viable point of departure for “men and women to dare to experience the
    construction of another civilization based on solidarity not
    exploitation, to try to recreate the human sense of existence, recover
    the vital sense of the land and the sustainability of production for
    consumption, to be able to practice new forms of using and caring for
    natural resources, and in this way we can change and reorient our
    strategies toward building a new paradigm of development and attempt a
    civilizing process based on life and not on destruction, like the
    Zapatistas do in their autonomy.”
    In the Occupy Wall Street movement in the United States that has spread
    to cities throughout that country and the rest of the world “there are
    many people who have been strongly influenced by the Zapatista
    struggle”, says Marlina of the Movimiento por la Justicia en el Barrio
    (Movement for Justice in the Barrio), a Latino collective that forms
    part of the Other Campaign in New York City and the Occupy Wall Street
    movement. Marlina asserts that “what many people of the Occupy movement
    are trying to do is break the relationship between capital and
    humanity”, noting that the Zapatistas have provided clear and inspiring
    messages for people in the United States. “The Zapatista resistance
    encourages us to keep up the struggle to build a different world,”
    Marlina concluded.
    She recounted that “women from the movement came one night to Liberty
    Plaza and instead of talking about economic policies and political
    struggles, they talked about what it means to be a woman, a mother and a
    mestiza in the United States. They talked about their families and their
    dignity, and I cried during the talk because for me the discourse on
    “right living” or “vivir bien” was something really different from the
    fancy discourse on economic policies. And I believe that the power of
    the Movement for Justice in the Barrio is to talk about the truth of
    human experience and the truth of the devastation of the earth, and
    that’s a discourse that cannot necessarily be understood in capitalist
    Daniela Carrasco attended the seminar in representation of one of the
    most important movements of 2011: the Chilean student movement. A
    Chilean student from the collective Tendencia Estudiantil
    Revolucionaria, Carrasco reflected on the lessons of the Zapatistas for
    the Latin America student movement.
    “The great example that we have taken from the Zapatista movement is the
    assembly as a from of organization. For many years, the Chilean movement
    was characterized as very bureaucratic and personalist, its was focused
    on certain presidents that ended up negotiating with the government and
    often betraying the movement. This year this logic was broken, the
    rightwing that formed part of the Confederation of Students was kicked
    out and the assembly was adopted as the method of validating all
    decisions we make. We got to the point where we even voted on building a
    barricade—yes or no—in an assembly and this has been really satisfying.
    All our members vote raising their hands, knowing that they are
    participating and not just spectators, in an act of taking back the
    struggle in the streets.”
    “For a long time, it was said that students didn’t participate, that
    they didn’t have political training, that they weren’t involved in
    almost anything, that they didn’t care what happened in society. But
    this year, the panel members of the seminar agreed, “has shown the
    opposite in Latin American, in the United States, in Arab countries and
    in Europe, where youth—sick of a system that produces inequality,
    poverty, unemployment and hopelessness—are questioning what is happening
    and are going beyond protest,” said Carrasco. “We built a Chilean
    movement that is expanding into a ‘student spring’– in Colombia, in
    Costa Rica, in Mexico…”
    Carlos Marentes, of the Unión de Trabajadores Agrícolas Fronterizos
    (Union of Border Agricultural Workers) of El Paso, Texas, told the
    crowd, “the Zapatista influence continues to extend among us, especially
    around the need to organize from below with other movements and the
    importance of pushing an alternative to the industrial model of
    agriculture that threatens our planet.”
    Intellectuals Weigh In
    Fernanda Navarro, doctor in Philosophy who has followed the Zapatista
    movement since 1994, spoke at the afternoon panel the last day of the
    seminar. She told Desinformémonos that the main challenges facing the
    Zapatistas “are to continue to build autonomy, strengthening themselves
    and to prove that bad governments and corruption and violence cannot
    uproot the seeds that have been planted and what is growing in the
    Chiapan mountains.”
    The Zapatista movement “was a totally new political phenomenon that
    broke the mold and that’s why it has become a point of reference for
    many movements for social justice for women, small farmers, workers,
    people who live on the margins, due to their innovative ways of existing
    that broke with class Marxism,” Sylvia Marcos, professor and researcher
    on gender issues, told Desinformémonos.
    Julieta Paredes, of the Bolivian organization Women Creating Community
    condemned the way in which social movements usually see women as “just
    another sector” and women’s issues “as just one among many issues of the
    “But women are half of all sectors and half of all issues, and community
    feminism-a category of analysis that represents the movement she forms
    part of–locates patriarchy as a system that articulates all oppressions,
    historically built on the oppression of women. In this sense through the
    defeat of patriarchy, “the community can encompass the entire social
    body to be able to build relationships of freedom.”
    Pablo Gonzalez Casanova, a prominent Mexican intellectual, was unable to
    attend but sent a message to the seminar stating, “Just consider the
    immense mobilization of the indignados and the Occupy movement that
    struggle for the another possible world… There has never been a
    [mobilization] of this magnitude, and the mobilization began in the
    jungles of Chiapas with the principles of inclusion and dialogue.”
    Gonzalez Casanova added “increasingly throughout the world people are
    struggling for what in 1994 seemed only ‘a post-modern indigenous
    Marcela Salas Cassani writes for, an “autonomous,
    global communications project” and sister organization to the Americas
    Program, that covers grassroots movements throughout the world and the
    ideas and aspirations behind them. Its team has been in San Cristobal de
    las Casas, Chiapas reporting on an international seminar there to
    commemorate and reflect on the 18th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising.