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UITNODIGING BENEFIETAVOND 5 Maart Palestinian Prisoners Club i.s.m. Stop de Bezetting

Wij nodigen U van harte uit voor onze benefietavond :

WOENSDAGAVOND 5 maart 2014

SYRIANA Partycentrum : de Arabische lounge 1e verdieping

Tijd: 20:00 tot 23:00 uur

Akersluis 8

1066 EZ AMSTERDAM

Parkeren: Gratis bij het complex 

Openbaar vervoer: bus 192 vanaf Schiphol, of bus 145 vanaf Leidseplein Amsterdam-centrum. Halte Langsom.

 
Restaurant/congrescentrum Syriana

Op 5 maart  a.s. zal er namens de  Palestineprisoners Club – Nederland 

 i.s.m. www.stopdebezetting.nl een benefietavond gegeven worden.

Van 2 t/m 5 maart zal er een delegatie van de Palestinie Prisoners Club incluis Minister Qaraqe (Minister Palestijnse Gevangene Affairs) Nederland bezoeken, om aandacht te vragen voor de omstandigheden van de Palestijnse gevangen in Israëlische gevangenissen.

De avond staat in het teken van bovenstaand thema.

De entree bedraagt 5 euro p.p., het bedrag komt ten goede aan de PPS. 

Live muziek (Palestijns), hapjes en drankjes, de mogelijkheid van het roken van een traditionele nargileh (narghile), shisha (Waterpijp) aanwezig (tegen betaling).

Wij hopen van harte op uw komst, wilt U even kenbaar maken of U aanwezig zult zijn, zodat wij rekening kunnen houden met het aantal gasten.

 
Tel (Mob) : 06 105 126 39

De Arabische LOUNGE

Met vriendelijke groet

Sonja van den Ende

www.stopdebezetting.nl

www.palestineprisoners.wordpress.com

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If the Defense Department’s Not Defensive, What Would Be?

By David Swanson 

http://warisacrime.org/content/if-defense-departme…

 Militarism has made us less safe , and continues to do so. It is not a useful tool for protection. So, what is?

Studies over the past century have found that nonviolent tools are more effective in resisting tyranny and oppression and resolving conflicts and achieving security than violence is.

Wealthy militarist nations like the United States think of their militaries as global police, protecting the world. The world disagrees. By a large margin people all over the world consider the United States the greatest threat to peace .

The United States could easily make itself the most beloved nation on earth with much less expense and effort, by ceasing its “military aid” and providing a bit of non-military aid instead .

The momentum of the military-industrial complex works through the hammer-nail effect (if all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail). What’s needed is a combination of disarmament and investment in alternatives — alternatives like diplomacy, arbitration, international law enforcement, cultural exchange, and cooperation with other countries and people.

The most heavily armed nations can help disarmament in three ways. First, disarm — partially or fully. Second, stop selling weapons to so many other countries that don’t manufacture them themselves. During the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, at least 50 corporations supplied weapons, at least 20 of them to both sides. Third, negotiate disarmament agreements with other countries and arrange for inspections that will verify disarmament by all parties.

The first step in handling crises is to stop creating them in the first place. Threats and sanctions and false accusations over a period of years can build momentum for war that is triggered by a relatively small act, even an accident. By taking steps to avoid provoking crises, much effort can be saved.

When conflicts inevitably do arise, they can be better addressed if investments have been made in diplomacy and arbitration.

A fair and democratic international system of law is needed. The United Nations needs to be reformed or replaced with an international body that forbids war and allows equal representation to every nation. The same goes for the International Criminal Court. The idea behind it is exactly right. But if it only prosecutes tactics, not the launching, of wars. And if it only prosecutes Africans, and only Africans not cooperating with the United States, then it weakens the rule of law rather than expanding it.

Pakistani victims and family members who have charged the CIA with murder in their courts, and whose courts have declared U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan illegal, are charging the U.K., Germany, and Australia through the ICC with the crime of assisting in U.S. drone murders. But if the U.S. cannot be charged because it’s not an ICC member, and if U.S. allies will end up walking free because the U.S. has a U.N. veto, justice is not being done — the alternative of the rule of law to the rule of force is not really being tried. Reform or replacement of our international bodies, not abandonment, is needed.

Here’s a list of approaches that could move us in the right direction, from a movement working to advance them.

And here are a few specific projects:

Set up conversion commissions.

Get free money for transition.

Participate in the Global Day of Action on Military Spending.

Spring Days of Drone Action.

Support peace in Syria.

Oppose push for war on Iran.

I recently had the opportunity to speak about this movement at an event in Portland, Maine, where people turned out in the middle of a snow storm to discuss ending all war forever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AevhD6JFDB0

You might find the next video more interesting, as it includes both me and Shenna Bellows answering questions about militarism and peace making. Bellows is the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate challenging Republican incumbent Susan Collins:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfhMOGk-KMY#t=1072


David Swanson’s wants you to declare peace at http://WorldBeyondWar.org His new book is War No More: The Case for Abolition . He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works for http://rootsaction.org . He hostsTalk Nation Radio . Follow him on Twitter: @davidcnswanson and FaceBook .

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Ukraine: another piece in US-NATO-EU neo-con puzzle

Antiwar literary and philosophical selections

Voice of Russia
February 21, 2014

Ukraine: another piece in US-NATO-EU neo-con puzzle

John Robles

Ukraine: another piece in US-NATO-EU neo-con puzzle

© Photo: Golos Stolitsy

A monstrous crime is being committed in Ukraine right before the eyes of the world and the western media is helping to cover it up and distract the attention of the entire world from the core fact that the events in Ukraine are not a popular uprising but a carefully orchestrated synthetic coup d’état brought about by long entrenched western color revolution infrastructure that was installed by US/NATO/EU to bring about the illegal act of regime change on the sovereign country of Ukraine.

The unprecedented violent actions by the armed insurgents, who openly use deadly force on law enforcement and have set Kiev in flames, attempting to overthrow the government by force, are in fact treasonous crimes against the Ukraine and the people of Ukraine as they are being controlled from…

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Nuclear Weapons Spoilers Sentenced to Long Prison Terms

Nuclear Weapons Spoilers Sentenced to Long Prison Terms

By John LaForge

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee —Three anti-war activists who easily snuck into what is touted as one of the country’s most secure nuclear weapons facilities were sentenced to long terms in federal prison Tuesday, Feb. 18.

The three were convicted last May on felony charges of depredation of property and sabotage for their nonviolent action called Transform Now Plowshares at the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The convictions carried possible maximum sentences of 30 years in prison.

Federal District Judge Amul R. Thapar sentenced both Greg Boertje-Obed, 58, of Duluth, and Michael Walli, 65, of Washington, DC, to five years and two months in prison (“62 months,” in the parlance of the federal court) plus three years of heavily supervised probation. Sr. Megan Rice, 84, of New York, NY, was sentenced to 35 months in prison plus three years of probation.

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Israeli Military Torturing Palestinian children ~viewer discretion~

Gepubliceerd op 15 feb 2014

The Israeli army is both respected and feared as a fighting force. But now the country’s military is facing a backlash at home and abroad for its treatment of children in the West Bank, occupied territory.

Coming up, a joint investigation by Four Corners and The Australian newspaper reveals evidence that shows the army is targeting Palestinian boys for arrest and detention. Reporter John Lyons travels to the West Bank to hear the story of children who claim they have been taken into custody, ruthlessly questioned and then allegedly forced to sign confessions before being taken to court for sentencing.

He meets Australian lawyer Gerard Horton, who’s trying to help the boys who are arrested, and talks to senior Israeli officials to examine what’s driving the army’s strategy.
http://rt.com/news/israel-children-to…
http://rabbibrant.com/2014/01/03/ngo-…

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http://news.antiwar.com/2014/02/13/thousands-of-israeli-teens-protest-against-peace/

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http://news.antiwar.com/2014/02/13/thousands-of-israeli-teens-protest-against-peace/

Thousands of Israeli Teens Protest Against Peace

Coalition Hawks Lead March Demanding More Settlements

by Jason Ditz, February 13, 2014

Thousands of Israeli teenagers took part in a protest march today through the occupied West Bank. They started in the city of Ma’ale Adumim and marched into the E-1 region, demanding an end to peace talks, and a massive increase in settlement construction.

“We’re here to tell the whole world that the land is ours,” declared Israeli Deputy FM Ze’ev Elkin, one of several hawkish cabinet members who took part in the protest rally.

E-1 is a small, mostly empty area whose primary value is that it is the only settlement-free tract of land in the West Bank that connects the northern and southern portions of the Palestinian territory, and the only way a Palestinian state will ever be remotely contiguous.

Efforts to build Israeli settlements on the tract are centered on the idea that this would be the final death knell for Palestinian statehood, and Palestinian officials have insisted they will take Israel to court internationally over the territory.

The Israeli Housing Ministry has repeatedly approved settlement construction in the E-1 but Netanyahu, fearing the backlash if this move is what finally kills the already weak peace process, has so far cancelled such orders.

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Military Humanitarian Intervention: The Shock Doctrine Applied to Syria

Antiwar literary and philosophical selections

Foreign Policy in Focus
February 14, 2014
 

Military Humanitarian Intervention: The Shock Doctrine Applied to Syria

What’s needed in Syria is not military intervention, but a global peace offensive.

By Rob Prince

Syria(Note: Rob Prince teaches at the Korbel School of International Studies. Although tangentially, he has been associated with the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies and has participated in a number of its public forums, including on the Syrian crisis. Compelled to respond to the February 11, 2014 op-ed in the New York Times by colleagues, Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel, he critiques their arguments and makes alternative suggestions for ending the Syrian impasse.)

At a moment when the only viable path open to resolving the Syrian conflict lies in a negotiated settlement between the Assad government and the legitimate opposition, two colleagues at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies, Nader Hashemi and Danny…

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All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars

Gepubliceerd op 17 feb 2013

Uploaded for pacsteam.org

YouTube Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnF3DV…

Subject of this upload:

Written and spoken by Michael Rivero. The written version is here: 

http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTI…

Video by Zane Henry.

You are welcome to make copies and to distribute this video freely.

But first a quote from me (PaCmAn):

Question: War – What do YOU think its all about ?

My answer: War is not about starting or ending them, and even less about who win or who loose. War is always funded 100% on both sites by the global banks (The IMF) with only TWO goals: Population reduction / genocide / mass killing in order to get forward to their main goal: WORLD DOMINATION and this is done from the very start by making sure the IMF system is in total control over the DEBT their war create. Controlling the DEBT of war IS the main purpose, in order to not just control the countries but to TOTALLY take EVERYTHING over !!!

In other words: The pure purpose of a war, is the war it self !!

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Roseanne DROPS A BOMBS- Vatican- 911 -House of Saud- Rothchild – REVOLUTION TIME

Gepubliceerd op 20 dec 2013

THIS IS SO POWERFUL….. hits the nail on the head…… 
if you can see that even Roseanne is finally getting really annoyed….. you KNOW the American people are too….. 
DROPS THE BOMB alright !!!! totally smashing the TROLLS out the park…….

TIME TO TURN THE SYSTEM OFF !!!!!
Everything is getting faker and faker…….. at least ROSEANNE keeps talking the truth !!!!!

HOW CAN YOU GIVE SOMEONE SHIT FOR THALKING THE TRUTH ?!?!?!?
cause you are sick . weak . feeble absent minded nothingness./… brainwashed and controlled… MK ultra… TV ads… movies.. music…. all FAKE !!!!

TURN OFF THE MATRIX !!!

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CIA Secret Wars: Agent Exposes Assassinations, Black Ops, Conspiracies, Torture (1989)

Gepubliceerd op 22 apr 2013

During the period of U.S. combat involvement in the Vietnam War, there was considerable argument about progress among the Department of Defense under Robert McNamara, the CIA, and, to some extent, the intelligence staff of Military Assistance Command Vietnam. In general, the military was consistently more optimistic than the CIA. Sam Adams, a junior CIA analyst with responsibilities for estimating the actual damage to the enemy, eventually resigned from the CIA, after expressing concern to Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms with estimates that were changed for interagency and White House political reasons. Adams afterward wrote the book War of Numbers.

Things came to a head in the mid-1970s, around the time of Watergate. A dominant feature of political life during that period were the attempts of Congress to assert oversight of the U.S. Presidency and the executive branch of the U.S. government. Revelations about past CIA activities, such as assassinations and attempted assassinations of foreign leaders (most notably Fidel Castro and Rafael Trujillo) and illegal domestic spying on U.S. citizens, provided the opportunities to increase Congressional oversight of U.S. intelligence operations.[64]

Hastening the CIA’s fall from grace were the burglary of the Watergate headquarters of the Democratic Party by ex-CIA agents, and President Richard Nixon’s subsequent attempt to use the CIA to impede the FBI’s investigation of the burglary. In the famous “smoking gun” recording that led to President Nixon’s resignation, Nixon ordered his chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman, to tell the CIA that further investigation of Watergate would “open the whole can of worms” about the Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba.[65] In this way Nixon and Haldemann ensured that the CIA’s No. 1 and No. 2 ranking officials, Richard Helms and Vernon Walters, communicated to FBI Director L. Patrick Gray that the FBI should not follow the money trail from the burglars to the Committee to Re-elect the President, as it would uncover CIA informants in Mexico. The FBI initially agreed to this due to a long-standing agreement between the FBI and CIA not to uncover each other’s sources of information. Though within a couple of weeks the FBI demanded this request in writing, and when no such formal request came, the FBI resumed its investigation into the money trail. Nonetheless, when the smoking gun tapes were made public, damage to the public’s perception of CIA’s top officials, and thus to the CIA as a whole, could not be avoided.[66]

In 1973, then-Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) James R. Schlesinger commissioned reports — known as the “Family Jewels” — on illegal activities by the Agency. In December 1974, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh broke the news of the “Family Jewels” (after it was leaked to him by DCI William Colby) in a front-page article in The New York Times, claiming that the CIA had assassinated foreign leaders, and had illegally conducted surveillance on some 7,000 U.S. citizens involved in the antiwar movement (Operation CHAOS).[64] The CIA had also experimented on people, who unknowingly took LSD (among other things).[64]

Congress responded to the disturbing charges in 1975, investigating the CIA in the Senate via the Church Committee, chaired by Senator Frank Church (D-Idaho), and in the House of Representatives via the Pike Committee, chaired by Congressman Otis Pike (D-NY).[64] In addition, President Gerald Ford created the Rockefeller Commission,[64] and issued an executive order prohibiting the assassination of foreign leaders.

During the investigation, Schlesinger’s successor as DCI, William Colby, testified before Congress on 32 occasions in 1975, including about the “Family Jewels”.[67] Colby later stated that he believed that providing Congress with this information was the correct thing to do, and ultimately in the CIA’s own interests.[68] As the CIA fell out of favor with the public, Ford assured Americans that his administration was not involved: “There are no people presently employed in the White House who have a relationship with the CIA of which I am personally unaware.”[64]

Repercussions from the Iran-Contra affair arms smuggling scandal included the creation of the Intelligence Authorization Act in 1991. It defined covert operations as secret missions in geopolitical areas where the U.S. is neither openly nor apparently engaged. This also required an authorizing chain of command, including an official, presidential finding report and the informing of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, which, in emergencies, requires only “timely notification.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA

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