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July 7, 2006

Turning Tide of History #18: Rapturous Knowledge to Free Your Soul From Self-Absorbed Passivity

Hello everyone!

I barely skimmed the surface of all the new emails I received in the past 2 weeks to bring you below a sampling of what got my attention. So obviously I certainly missed a lot of important things. But I cannot do more as I have far too much other work to attend to here - Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator


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"So I say it is time to shift into action to create the world we want for ourselves and our communities. A viable future will be shaped along the lines of small is beautiful. The larger the organization, the corporation, the government, the more likely it is to become corrupted by power and stop serving the interests of people and other beings we share the planet with. People are infinitely resourceful and adaptable, entirely capable of creating abundance for everyone as freely as the Earth does. We are capable of changing how we live. Look how much we already have changed in our lifetimes with computers and all the technology we now have. Consider how many times you have loved and had your heart broken, and yet you went on; about all the people who you have loved who have died and how each time someone close to you passes on, the tenor of your life changes, and yet you go on."

— Ariel Ky - Taken from "Time to Shift!" below.


"The Bush administration needs to be investigated, inside and out, upside down, and inside out. They should not be allowed to leave office as just a failed administration. Because they are more than that -- much more than that. They are arguably the largest, boldest, and most virulent criminal enterprise ever [to] occupy that office. Their alleged crimes span the full spectrum; graft, corruption, perjury, war crimes, false imprisonment, kidnapping.... It's breathtaking. Simply breathtaking."

— Stephen P. Pizzo -- Taken from Truth, The Better Idea


"Thank you for all your good work. ERN has led me to many very interesting and helpful explorations. In an effort to balance the negativity of the world, we have created the Worldwide Blessing Generator. It mixes blessings and prayers from all world religions and gives a random hybrid of spiritual goodness. We think of this as a digital version of a Tibetan prayer-wheel; a "device for spreading spiritual blessings and well being." Our intent is to mix the wisdom of all cultures to create blessings in a spirit of religious tolerance that applies to all faiths and are truly worldwide in origin. Try it out and let us know what you think or how you feel about it. Thank you, and infinite blessings to you all!"

— Bill R rhino@worldwideblessing.com> http://worldwideblessing.com/ (2006-06-27)
-- Taken from the ERN guestbook at http://two.guestbook.de/gb.cgi?gid=456912&prot=ccbcsw


"Suddenly I remembered from my earlier training in astronomy that the stars in the universe are furnaces for all matter. That was good intellectual knowledge, but all of sudden it was personal knowledge. I began to see that the molecules of my body, and the molecules of the spacecraft, and the molecules of my partners’ bodies had all been prototyped in some ancient generation of stars. It was, "those are my molecules in those stars." And those thoughts were accompanied by a state of bliss and ecstasy. It was visceral. It was wow. It hit me pretty heavy that, "It’s all interconnected." I knew something powerful was going on and I wondered what it was. I didn’t have any idea at the time what it was all about, only that it was quite a powerful, powerful experience. Later, after research when I got back to earth, I discovered the ancient Sanskrit description of that experience as Samadhi. It’s when you see things in their separateness but experience them viscerally in their unity, accompanied by bliss. That was the nature of my experience."

— US Astronaut Edgar Mitchell  -- Taken from Creativity at Work in Consciousness: Dr. Edgar Mitchell and the Founding of IONS


Worthy of Your Attention

Check the celestial glyphs (crop circles) that appeared in June
http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2006/2006june.html

This one is especially awesome!
http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2006/aveburytrusloe/aveburytrusloe2006a.html

The Harmony Channel
http://www.harmonychannel.com
Absolutely cool! Launched on June 12, 2006

VISUAL MUSIC, NON-NARRATIVE CONTENT AND THE CREATION AND MAKING OF “THE HARMONY CHANNEL” A new kind of teleVISION…
http://www.consciouscreativity.com/1/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=45&Itemid=29
(...) While Harmony Channel is initially launching on the small screen, it borrows elements from the immersive experience -- depending on the MoodZone, it invokes a sense of awe with great beauty, takes viewers on spectacular visual journeys, or induces relaxing, trance-like states with mesmerizing forms set to music. CLIP

The following is recommended by Nic Askew nic@monday9am.tv> who wrote: "I make short films. I think they have a similar purpose to your work. They feature many extraordinary people from many walks of life. All viewable at the monday9am Project site - http://www.monday9am.tv - on his site I found this: "Our intention is that you ask yourself questions about your life, and work out that you are the only person that could ever really answer them. Our hope is that the films are quietly provocative, entertaining and that YOU work out what makes you feel truly alive." NOTE from Jean: I watched at http://www.monday9am.tv/archive/play/14 the interview Nic filmed with Fred Alan Wolf. Quite interesting!

Global Sunrise Meditation and World Unity Celebration
http://www.loveflow.us/

For those of you who can read French (an English version of this site is in the work), Frenchman Denis Cottard, a professional dowser who in 2001 had detected a strange vortex over the remnants of the Worth Trade Center, has discovered and confirmed through daily measurements that the vibratory frequency of the sun is rising fast and will likely reach an unprecedented peak (the last comparable event was 23,500 years ago) next September. The Earth's frequency is likewise rising fast. You can see the graph by clicking on Genèse at
http://web.mac.com/gwenndiaye/iWeb/vibes2006fr/Accueil.html
Denis is seeking inputs from people with psychic abilities to try to decipher what this could exactly mean. Other dowsers have apparently confirmed his findings. If you have anything contact him at gwenndiaye@mac.com> with a Cc to me please.

LOTS of important news links compiled by Mark Elsis
http://Lovearth.net/News.php
The Most Important Independent News On Earth - 5070 News Links Published And Archived In 2006


CONTENTS

1. Invitation to all lightworkers to become members of the New Earth Council
2. Time to Shift!
3. Atmos - 03-July-06
4. Essay by Boylan on the Cabal
5. "Rainbow Family" harassed and ticketed in Colorado
6. Israel's path of self-destruction
7. Another Escalation from the Palestinians: Israeli "Retaliation" and Double Standards
8. EHUD OLMERT AND HIS TIES TO 9/11
9. Francis Boyle - MidEast Agenda: Oil, Dollar Hegemony & Islam
10. Thinking the unthinkable about Canada’s future: Is it time to start using the “f”word?
11. Cancun Summit Mandated The North American Union by 2007
12. BUSH TEAM HELPS RULING PARTY 'FLORIDIZE' MEXICAN
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
13. Boylan: Love Vs. Victory
14. UFOs have no basis in reality!!


See also:

Israel Authorizes Deeper Gaza Invasion
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/070506S.shtml
Israel stepped up pressure Wednesday on Hamas militants, authorizing the army to enter populated areas in the northern Gaza Strip. The planned invasion threatened to be far bloodier than Israel's week-old offensive in Gaza aimed at freeing an abducted soldier. CLIP MUCH MORE on this carnage in this compilation.

Israeli Tanks Meet Fierce Resistance
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/070706S.shtml
Israeli tanks pushed into populated areas in Gaza Thursday for the first time since reentering the Gaza Strip last week and met fierce resistance from Palestinians using rocket-propelled grenades, roadside mines and rifles to slow their advance.

Thousands protest across Mideast against Gaza offensive (June 30)
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/733358.html
Thousands of protesters in several Muslim countries took to the streets Friday in reponse to the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip. In Egypt, protesters rallied in one of the country's main mosques, with many calling on Arab governments to take action to protect the Palestinians. CLIP

Cindy Sheehan: Bombs Bursting in Air
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/070406Y.shtml
"The star-spangled banner does not fill me with pride: it fills me with shame, and that flag symbolizes sorrow and corruption to me right now," writes Cindy Sheehan. "The flag represents so much lying, fixed elections, profiting by the war machine, high gas prices, spying on Americans, rapid erosion of our freedoms while BushCo literally gets away with murder, torture and extreme rendition, contaminating the world with depleted uranium, and illegal and immoral wars that are responsible for killing so many. A symbol that used to represent hope to so many around the world now fills so many with disgust."

President Bush Now Caught in the Tangled Web of Deception He Spun
http://www.niagarafallsreporter.com/gallagher260.html
DETROIT -- President George W. Bush's character is diseased. Serial lies spew from his forked tongue as the result of a damaged mind and personality that will not permit him to face the truth. He lies about leaks and leaks about lies. Vice President Dick Cheney, Bush's shady and cynical servant, refuses to deal with the truth no matter how compelling and overwhelming the facts are. Cheney is the lord of the lies, the Bushevik Beelzebub, now hopelessly caught in his own deceptions and treachery.We now know they both kept repeating a known lie -- that Iraq had secret trailers used as biological weapons labs -- long after a Pentagon-sponsored fact-finding group unanimously concluded the trailers had nothing whatsoever to do with weapons of any kind.The report in the Washington Post caused White House spokesman Scott McClellan to fume. How could the Post, McClellan howled, give the impression "that the president was saying something he knew at the time not to be true." Matrons across America reached for their smelling salts, faint at the notion that someone might suggest that Dubya purposefully lied. Mercy me.Bush and Cheney's lies are legion. They effectively used lies to scare the hell out of the American people and they still do. But now, they must manufacture more lies to fuel more fear to keep their mass-deception operation going. They are struggling to keep the old lies alive until the new ones roll off the assembly line. (...) Rumsfeld is the worst defense secretary in American history and certainly one of the worst military strategists since the invention of gunpowder.The very name Rumsfeld should mean an arrogant person bursting with incompetence. Bush is right to keep him on board. Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice are rats richly deserving to be with their captain on his sinking ship of state.They deserve their fates. The tragedy is how many more Iraqis and Americans will die for their lies.

Rumsfeld Directed Co. that Sold Nuke Reactors to N. Korea
http://www.guardian.co.uk/korea/article/0,2763,952289,00.html
The two faces of Rumsfeld --2000: director of a company which wins $200m contract to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea --2002: declares North Korea a terrorist state, part of the axis of evil and a target for regime change 09 May 2003 Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, sat on the board of a company which three years ago sold two light water nuclear reactors to North Korea - a country he now regards as part of the "axis of evil" and which has been targeted for regime change by Washington because of its efforts to build nuclear weapons. Mr Rumsfeld was a non-executive director of ABB, a European engineering giant based in Zurich, when it won a $200m (£125m) contract to provide the design and key components for the reactors.

Senate Hearings on Bush, Now
http://www.vanityfair.com/features/general/articles/060417fege08
In this VF.com exclusive, Watergate veteran and Vanity Fair contributor Carl Bernstein calls for bipartisan hearings investigating the Bush presidency. Should Republicans on the Hill take the high road and save themselves come November? (...) The first fundamental question that needs to be answered by and about the president, the vice president, and their political and national-security aides, from Donald Rumsfeld to Condoleezza Rice, to Karl Rove, to Michael Chertoff, to Colin Powell, to George Tenet, to Paul Wolfowitz, to Andrew Card (and a dozen others), is whether lying, disinformation, misinformation, and manipulation of information have been a basic matter of policy -- used to overwhelm dissent; to hide troublesome truths and inconvenient data from the press, public, and Congress; and to defend the president and his actions when he and they have gone awry or utterly failed. CLIP

House Votes to End 25-Year Offshore Drilling Ban
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/063006Z.shtml
House Republicans, led by Rep. Richard Pombo, are intent on cramming offshore oil drilling down our throats. The bill that they passed on Thursday to lift the moratorium on offshore oil drilling contains some unusually coercive measures, including an unprecedented grant of power to the Secretary of Interior over federal aid to states. In typical fashion for this Republican Congress, the full text of the bill was not made available in time for lawmakers to read it and analyze it. Even some Republicans are crying foul.

AWOL: GI War Resistance in Canada
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/063006Z.shtml
The Department of Defense has recently reported that 8,000 members of the US military are listed as AWOL. Currently 24 war resisters are known to be in Canada trying to establish citizenship, with an estimated several hundred more living there underground. Truthout's Sari Gelzer and Geoffrey Millard report from Buffalo, New York, and Fort Erie, Ontario, to bring you coverage of Peace Has No Borders, an event that brought US attention to political refugees in Canada. Geoffrey Millard interviews war resisters about their decision to refuse deployment to Iraq and seek asylum in Canada.

Seymour M. Hersh: Last Stand
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/070506Z.shtml
Seymour M. Hersh reports on the military's problem with Bush's Iran policy. Inside the Pentagon, senior commanders have increasingly challenged the President's plans, according to active-duty and retired officers and officials. The generals and admirals have told the administration that the bombing campaign will probably not succeed in destroying Iran's nuclear program. They have also warned that an attack could lead to serious economic, political, and military consequences for the United States.

Gitmo Ruling Blow to Expanding Presidential Power
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/063006J.shtml
President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney spent much of their first term bypassing Congress in the service of what they labeled a "different kind of war." Now they will almost certainly plunge into negotiations they previously spurned over the extent of the president's powers, this time in the midst of a midterm election in which Bush's wartime strategies and their consequences have emerged as a potent issue.

A President Rebuked
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/063006K.shtml
"The only surviving World War II veteran on the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens, appointed three decades ago by a president as Republican as W., delivered the plain and airtight message: President Bush violated every standard of the military code, the US Constitution and international law with its order for military tribunals at Guantanamo," writes Bruce Shapiro.

Criminal Charges Filed Against George H.W. Bush (Sr.) in Iceland (3 July 2006)
http://www.brusselstribunal.org/Lawsuits.htm#criminal
A group of ten Icelandic citizens filed yesterday at the Office of the State's Police Chief criminal charges against George H.W. Bush, former U.S. President, who is expected in Iceland this evening at the invitation of Icelands's President Olafur R. Grimsson.The group accuses former President Bush for participation in war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes against the peace, and crimes against internationally protected persons. It demands that former President Bush be detained by the Icelandic authorities and investigation on these charges. Should the investigation conclude that legal proceedings against him are warranted, the group requests that he be tried before an Icelandic court or extradited to an international criminal tribunal which possesses the requisite jurisdiction to deal with his case. Icelandic courts are, under international law, qualified to try individuals suspected of having committed international crimes.George H.W. Bush is charged of initiating a war of aggression against Panama in 1989, in breach of international law and the UN Charter, constituting a crime against the peace, and of ordering the kidnapping of Panama's President Noriega in violation of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons. George H.W. Bush is furthermore charged for his command responsibility for the multiple war crimes committed by US forces in the Gulf War in 1991, including the policy of deliberately bombing civilian targets and the massacre of soldiers hors combat. His command responsibility for these crimes is equivalent to those of other heads of states who have been charged, indicted and convicted for international crimes, including torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. CLIP

911 conference videos (recommended by "Mark Graffis" mgraffis@gmail.com>)
http://www.youtube.com/results?search=911+conference&search_type=search_videos
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=911+conference
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=911+convention

Change in Venue or Date will not Alter Decision (July 3)
http://www.teamliberty.net/id273.html
As a direct result of the government scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) producing and providing for public consumption, an unsustainable theory of how the World Trade Center North Tower and South Tower each collapsed at freefall speed on September 11, 2001, tens of millions of Americans, and millions more people abroad, now rightly question whether the U.S. government's account of what happened on 9/11 is the truth.  Confronted with the overwhelming amount of independent research conducted and compiled since 9/11 that clearly and fairly challenges the validity of the government's "pancake theory" of collapse, the Muckraker Report decided to host a National 9/11 Debate with the hope that the U.S. government would take this opportunity to answer many of the unanswered questions pertaining to 9/11. The fact is that the gap between what the government has told the mainstream media parrots regarding September 11, 2001, and what independent researchers and real journalists have uncovered, is too large and obnoxious to be left unchecked. (...) The members of the NIST WTC Investigation Team has [sic] respectfully declined your invitation to participate in the National 9/11 Debate.  A change in venue or date will not alter that decision.  A change of venue or date will not alter that decision. Fascinating! What Newman is telling the world is that the public servants at NIST, the people paid by the U.S. taxpayers, will never, ever publicly debate their peers regarding the "pancake theory" of collapse of WTC-1, WTC-2, and WTC-7. Taxpayers should be outraged! The public needs to demand accountability. CLIP

Keeping Iraq's Oil In the Ground, By Greg Palast (June 14, 2006)
http://alternet.org/module/printversion/37371
World oil production today stands at more than twice the 15-billion a-year maximum projected by Shell Oil in 1956 -- and reserves are climbing at a faster clip yet. That leaves the question, Why this war?Did Dick Cheney send us in to seize the last dwindling supplies? Unlikely. Our world's petroleum reserves have doubled in just twenty-five years -- and it is in Shell's and the rest of the industry's interest that this doubling doesn't happen again. The neo-cons were hell-bent on raising Iraq's oil production. Big Oil's interest was in suppressing production, that is, keeping Iraq to its OPEC quota or less. This raises the question, did the petroleum industry, which had a direct, if hidden, hand, in promoting invasion, cheerlead for a takeover of Iraq to prevent overproduction? It wouldn't be the first time. If oil is what we're looking for, there are, indeed, extra helpings in Iraq. On paper, Iraq, at 112 billion proven barrels, has the second largest reserves in OPEC after Saudi Arabia. That does not make Saudi Arabia happy. Even more important is that Iraq has fewer than three thousand operating wells... compared to one million in Texas.That makes the Saudis even unhappier. It would take a decade or more, but start drilling in Iraq and its reserves will about double, bringing it within gallons of Saudi Arabia's own gargantuan pool. Should Iraq drill on that scale, the total, when combined with the Saudis', will drown the oil market. That wouldn't make the Texans too happy either. CLIP

Fossil Fuels Said to Damage Ocean Life
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/070506T.shtml
A science panel convened by the National Science Foundation, NOAA and the USGS reports that the ocean is absorbing CO2 from burning fossil fuels and turning more acidic than it has been for possibly millions of years. Researchers called the pH changes "truly extraordinary." Corals, plankton and other marine life are threatened.

Rescuing a Planet Under Stress
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/070506EA.shtml
Lester Brown sees promise in our problems: "Participating in the construction of this enduring new economy is exhilarating. So is the quality of life it promises ... The prospect of living in a world where population has stabilized, forests are expanding, and carbon emissions are falling is an exciting one. It should inspire us to make the difficult but necessary decisions ahead."

Judge Bars Shrill Navy Sonar
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/070506EB.shtml
The Navy is forbidden to use an intense form of sonar during combat exercises this month in the Pacific, a federal judge ruled Monday. Environmentalists suing to halt the sonar use offered "considerable convincing scientific evidence" that the exercise would harm or even kill whales, porpoises and other marine creatures.

Climate Change Evaporates From G8 Agenda
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/070506EC.shtml
At the last G8 summit, political leaders vowed to "act with resolve and urgency" on climate change. A year on, global warming has been sidelined by concerns about how the world can satisfy its growing appetite for energy. Environmentalists worry that the focus will be on developing more fossil fuels and nuclear power.

Journalists Cooked An Egg With Their Mobile Phones
http://www.rense.com/general72/cellcook.htm
Recently, new media has reported a study showing the radiation from cell phones is so full of energy they can be used to cook eggs. In the experiment, researchers placed one egg in a porcelain cup (because it is easy to conduct heat), and put one cell phone on one side and another cell phone on the other. The researchers then called from one cell phone to another and kept the cell phones on after connecting. After 15 minutes: The egg became slightly warm. 25 minutes: The egg became very warm. 40 minutes: The egg became very hot. 65 minutes: The egg was cooked.

Global Village News and Resources (July 2006)
http://www.gvnr.com/
Editorial: Renewable energy is now widely accepted as playing a key part in our future. It feels as if there has been a significant shift in attitudes, both to the solutions and the challenges it brings. We have changed the format of the events listings in this issue of GVNR to show the scale of what is happening around the world. Already 1000’s of solar systems, wind farms, photovoltaic systems and biogas plants are producing renewable energy on a massive scale. Major exhibitions are being held throughout the world, revealing the emergence of new technologies that look on course to eventually replace the old. CLIP

Omega-News Collection 24. June 2006
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/2229775/




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Ariel Ky gemstonedeva@yahoo.com> taken from here New Earth Council Newsletter, V.1.6 published June 8, 2006

Invitation to all lightworkers to become members of the New Earth Council

You will be joining a (budding but) growing network of lightworkers who are engaged in actions, political, cultural, and spiritual, to bring in the New Earth. This work will largely involved planning special events and gatherings, coordinating communications, participating in brainstorming sessions, generating ideas and other creative endeavors, and carrying out special projects. Eventually, you may have staff to assist you, including people with responsibilities for fundraising and outreach. Primarily, you will need to be skilled at working with volunteers.

Within these parameters, you can write your own job description!

Some of the projects we are presently discussing include the following: a book writing team involved in writing a fictional novel that introduces New Age principles as a kind of primer to orient newbies. This will involve creating a character in a kind of role playing game and developing a plot organically in the process. Jean Hudon has agreed to help edit this group book.

We are forming a honeybee collective to sue Monsanto and other GM food conglomerates on behalf of the honeybees of the world. (Endless possibilities for suing on behalf of the creatures of this planet and their best interests to redress some of the imbalances.)

We will coordinate actions to stop the use of torture and promote a greater shift in awareness about human rights. I have been given a general strategy that may be used time and again to tackle various issues. We will hold contests in the following categories: music, writing, art, performance, and lesson planning at every age level. This is to build awareness of human rights issues and shift awareness within our education system, information networks, and entertainment venues.

I (along with other members) will find lightworkers willing to donate spaces in their workshops and airlines willing to donate airfare to use as prizes for winners in each of these categories. We already have two online radio networks willing to work with us. Winners will have their work aired and presented at special events, and featured on our website (and other websites willing to link into our effort).

The New Earth Council will also be issuing press releases that inform people in several countries about our stances on various issues and developing events. We will be supporting the formation (and ones already existing) of smaller ecovillage kind of communities and other small-scale projects that assist people in becoming self-sustaining outside the corporate model.

Our many activities will carry out the mission of creating the New Earth reality as our consensual one.

I feel as though I'm watching a butterfly unfold its wings in the gestation of this New Earth Council. Thank you for being a part of it with me!




A GEM-FULL INSPIRATIONAL TEXT AND POWERFUL WAKE-UP & TAKE ACTION CALL. WORTH NETWORKING WIDELY IMHO...

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Date: 26 Jun 2006
From: Ariel Ky gemstonedeva@yahoo.com>
Subject: New Earth Council Newsletter, V.1.5

Time to Shift!

June 25, 2006

by Ariel Ky

How many lightworkers are focusing on spiritual matters, preoccupied with somehow making a living while waiting for extraterrestrials to come and liberate us from the dark forces holding power here on Earth? How awake and aware do you have to become in order to see that we are the ones who are here in body on this material plane, and that it is up to us as awakened beings to take action ourselves to bring about the world we want?

Obviously, none of us are masters yet of manifesting a world of peace, love, and harmony among all beings on the planet, or we would see quite a different world than the one we have now. So, we are, each one of us, still learning, still healing, still growing, still in the process of claiming all of who we are and have been and will be.

I say, let us shift now, this moment, the energy of who we are and what we are about, so that we do bring about the world we want by our collective thoughts, intentions, and ACTIONS. The time for passivity has passed. We are creating in the New Earth now.

Creating is a dynamic process that often starts by trying this and trying that, making mistakes, and by our actions to overcome those mistakes, bringing forth a beautiful creation. The processes of creating are many and diverse. Often, the process of creating begins by rejecting the old and resisting established patterns of seeing, of being, of thinking,of acting. This act of identifying what we want to change and resisting its hold on us provides the springboard for creating the new.

Consider for a minute the French Impressionists who decided that they would no longer try to conform to the Academy of Art in France, with all of its strictures and opinions on what makes a good work of art. In resisting the conformity imposed on artists at the time, they created a different way of painting that brought more light in, conveying the impression of light, beauty, and grace by using points of paint, evolving a new process of working with a paintbrush. Even the subjects of the paintings shifted from stiff portraits of wealthy patrons wearing impressively sumptuous dress inside their homes, to nature scenes and lively people enjoying themselves outdoors.

So I say it is time to shift into action to create the world we want for ourselves and our communities. A viable future will be shaped along the lines of small is beautiful. The larger the organization, the corporation, the government, the more likely it is to become corrupted by power and stop serving the interests of people and other beings we share the planet with.

People are infinitely resourceful and adaptable, entirely capable of creating abundance for everyone as freely as the Earth does. We are capable of changing how we live. Look how much we already have changed in our lifetimes with computers and all the technology we now have. Consider how many times you have loved and had your heart broken, and yet you went on; about all the people who you have loved who have died and how each time someone close to you passes on, the tenor of your life changes, and yet you go on.

We suffer all these losses, big and little: jobs that turn out so differently than we imagined they'd be, disappointments, frustrated hopes and dreams, even for some of us the ability to hear or see as well as when we were younger, our comely figures disappear, our youth fades, we may lose our property or good credit rating. Although it varies what we lose and how much is lost, yet we all go on. Very few people, in my experience, ever give up on wanting happiness, freedom, and love. I don't believe any of us ever really gives up on wanting much of anything. However, we may give up on believing that we will ever get what we want.

This is what we have to shift. Believe that happiness, freedom, harmony, peace and love are the most important things in the world again. Believe that you can take steps to create a world of this kind of abundance. Begin by resisting the old ways of thinking, that war is a necessary evil, that the bottom line is always profit. Ruthlessly examine every idea that gets in your way, no matter how many people believe it is true, and by resisting its vérité, create other possibilities of what might be true.

Let us begin with the belief that war is a necessary evil. What if we said that war is an outdated luxury instead? What if we all agreed that warfare was barbaric and that civilized people remove from office or positions of authority any person who pursues war as an option? What if we decided collectively that feeding everyone on Earth was our highest priority and that anyone engaged in harmful acts against people or other beings, including the planet, would simply not be allowed to continue, let alone prosper or flourish at the expense of others?

What if we decided to disband the military as an institution, cut out the military budget entirely, and revoke the ability to pursue warfare by national governments? What if we decided that the very concept of national governments was an anachronism that threatened the viability of the human race and we decided to abolish all forms of national government?

We have the ability to make any of these choices, if enough of us decide to change our reality. We coexist with each other in a consensual reality, the rules of which we all agree to or go along with until, of course, we decide not to.

I am ready for a new game and a different playing board, a multidimensional one instead of the flat board we've been using. The game I want to play is how do we create abundance for everyone in a process of give and take, share and share alike, without leaving anybody out?

The rules are respect for all creatures here on Earth, goodwill, and freedom of choice. The consequences of not following these rules are that you don't get to play in the new multidimensional game, but get sidelined for a while back to the old, flat board where perimeters are now enforced so that you can't harm others. When you are ready to follow the new rules, you get to play again.

If this becomes our agreed-upon reality, with a new bottom line, that of a good quality of life for everyone and every being on Earth, excluding none, than I think almost everyone will prefer to live in this new reality.

Who doesn't want peace on earth? Just about everyone does. Who doesn't want peace of mind? Some people may never have known what it is, or that it is even possible. But if you have known peace of mind for even a moment, you know how precious it is. And who doesn't want to love and be loved? The only people I can think of who do not want love are those who have given up on it.

I once knew a man who didn't believe in love. He thought all the great love stories we read about and see in movies were all fiction, not based on reality. I felt sorry for him because I knew then that he had never really loved anyone, or he couldn't possibly be so jaded. When I see someone like Cheney or Rumsfeld in the news, those ugly faces, the evil machinations going on in their heads, I think how could anyone truly love such men? How could these men ever have known love or even begun to think it was possible for someone to love them?

Yet, if we are to believe that we can have a world of peace, everyone must know what it feels to be loved. So I pray to pour out the blessings of love and light upon everyone that we may have a blending of energies and the dark forces will become enlightened also. This is the kind of spiritual endeavor in which I think the angels can give us great support. I often call in the angels when I feel the need of some pure love on a level that I cannot generate myself.

Our Spirit guides and teachers can inspire us and give us courage, perseverance, and comfort. What they cannot do is act for us. It is up to us to take the actions that change our world.

I happen to believe in ETs, and consider there are some already among us, and more in telepathic communication with receptive humans. Unfortunately, some of these ETs may have darker agendas to establish dominion over humans or other sentient beings on this planet, so don't look for them to save us just because they are extraterrestrial. You might find yourself with yet another oppressor.

We must not be too timid or lazy to straighten this mess out ourselves. Waiting for ETs to come along and save humanity from destroying itself is another kind of wishful thinking, not so different from waiting for the knight on a white horse to charge in and rescue us.

I believe there are benevolent ETs who will assist us in throwing off our oppressors, these aggressive, greedy, violent warmongerers who have gone largely unchecked for centuries. However, these ETs follow the rules of engagement and are constrained against taking definitive action because they observe the rules of free will. That means we must initiate what action is taken.

Once we decide upon our course, we may very well be supported by ETs. Nevertheless, the leadership is upon us humans who have committed to carry out our missions in this density and have done the work of remembering who we are, who continue to heal ourselves and learn about our true nature and how to wield our power, and to bring in more and more light through our physical being.

Most likely the role that benevolent ETs will play is coaching us in the use of safer kinds of technologies for energy and purifying land and water that has been contaminated. Crop circles are a form of communication from extraterrestrials, using the language of symbols to convey a complex range of ideas about social organization and spiritual concepts that can help us shift to a higher frequency.

My understanding is that ETs have been a presence on this planet as long as terrestrial humans have been here, if not longer.

I would love to see lightworkers begin to take concerted social action to bring in the New Earth together. When I see online forums such as zaadz hoping to capitalize on the emerging new market of lightworkers, I say, be savvy and be wary! Don't just try to market yourself in the old paradigm of capitalism, competing with other lightworkers for customers, oops, clients! Truly awakened lightworkers are system busters unparalleled. They bring in the light and truth to every situation and structure, including capitalism.

Lightworkers by their complaisance and passivity in the U.S., by the large consensus not to speak up on political issues or get involved in politics by running for office or forming any kind of resistance, are perhaps not as guilty as Americans who think that Arabs are dirty Muslim dogs and its okay to torture them, justified to attack and bomb them, killing women and children in large numbers, as well as bombing troops from the air with no defense against being massacred in from the air.

However, lightworkers' passivity and withdrawal from political matters has allowed this administration to carry out savage attacks on other people and massive depredations against the environment. I have seen no evidence whatsoever that by offering no resistance that this administration's behavior in any way, shape, or form, has ceased to persist. Instead, they have literally gotten away with murder.

How many lightworkers are there in the U.S.? I would say that our numbers have multiplied greatly, simply judging by all those great websites out there with such beautiful energy and all the healers, teachers, and individuals who I have met who are engaged in wonderful activities. Certainly if capitalists have decided that we are sufficient in number to pay attention to, our growth has been significant.

By and large, most lightworkers have focused on healing themselves and carrying out their lightwork as though they existed in a parallel world disconnected from our prevalent shared reality, not seeing that they have any complicity or responsibility in what happens. After all, "what you resist, persists." If we just create good lives for ourselves, ETs will save us from the dark forces that are running our government.

I want to suggest a reality check. By putting our heads in the sand and not paying attention to the harm caused by aggressive warfare or torturing of prisoners, we are not ending this kind of harmful behavior. Yes, it's true, if we resist with anger and violence, than we have done nothing to stop these harmful cycles.

I suggest, instead, another possibility, a third way, let us say. Resist, I say resist, with love in our hearts for the greater good of humanity: place the daisy in the rifle barrel, take actions that harm nobody, but get the message across. We can create works of art, songs, performances, and unusual forms of lawsuits and political actions, carried out in a spirit of fun and enthusiasm. We need to integrate every aspect of our lives to bring in the new paradigm for the New Earth to prevail. Let us shift and withdraw our energy from the old paradigm. All together now!

We have run out of time along this linear time/space continuum for passively going along with the suicidal course we are upon, of lemmings being swept along to dive to our deaths over the cliff into the sea. What we do have, if we can part from this old, familiar game and start to play the new, interdimensional one, is a different paradigm of time and space hat gives us the edge to create something different.

There are easily a million lightworkers in the U.S., and certainly more who do not yet identify themselves that way, but who nonetheless live the best lives that they can and bring in the light by their good works and presence. If we were to organize and start working together politically, especially since so many of us are teachers, writers, and creative artists, we could easily shift the energy here, in a pacifist's revolution carried on in the Spirit of Love. And we would enjoy the support of lightworkers all over the world -- people who love peace would most certainly appreciate us.

With my words, I hope to build a bridge for lightworkers to cross into the new game of a multidimensional reality of community activism, collective action, and outrageous creation of the New Earth. It's time to shift! Not in 2012. Not after the U.S. launches a nuclear attack against Iran this summer. My inner guides have informed me the time to shift is now. If enough people jump up, we can change the game and change the outcome.




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Forwarded by Ricardo ricardos@auroville.org.in>

Atmos - 03-July-06

Events upon Earth are speeding up, but many of you wait for those of a significant nature that indicate the closing of this present cycle. If you follow these and other messages, it will be quite clear that they are going to come as special events that will be a culmination of efforts by The Galactic Federation and their allies. It will allow for what would have been the unthinkable, the removal of your President. It will be carried out in accordance with your laws, and although resisted will result in complete success.

Apart from informing you that this action is near, we cannot say for certain when it will happen. You will only know that whatever the outer signs to the contrary, we will succeed in bringing the first major change into being. You have exercised patience and understanding, and this is the time to stand fast. The truth about your Government’s covert agenda and deeds of the past are going to be exposed, and there will be no hiding place for the guilty ones.

Behind all decisions that are made many High Beings are influential with their guidance based upon their spiritual wisdom. The driving force is the need to lay a path that creates the opportunities for a smooth transition leading to Ascension. It will be ensured that it happens in sufficient time, as your last cabal cannot avoid their fate much longer. The present situation was foreseen, and therefore planned to end at an appropriate time.

Meantime, you have all had opportunities to continue the awakening process, although even now some are only just becoming aware of their true selves. What you face is the beginning of a momentous period, one that will see the most marvelous lifting up. That you could rise up beyond your present understanding, is because you are destined to reach heights unexperienced so far in this present cycle.

You cannot imagine the change to full consciousness, yet this will be your return to an earlier state of being. It means that you and your Higher Self will have become as One. You will have an understanding of all that is around you and even beyond, that surpasses anything that you can recall. Your power of thought will be such that you will be able to create instantaneously. Thought will also be your means of travel and communication, and distance will be no obstacle. You will experience a freedom that cannot be put into words, and with it you will explore the grand Universe, and levels that reach into infinity.

Because of the contrast between Light and dark, you have had moments to treasure upon Earth. However, having fully returned to the Light you will find life to be one continuous joy in vibrations of love, and complete happiness. Nothing but positive thoughts will occupy you, and you will truly have returned to a godlike status.

Look upon this present period as one that promises an exciting end to duality, and as a prelude to greater things – never to return to the depths of darkness. It will be but a blink of the eye, before you will be looking back at this time with wonderment at how quickly the changes occurred. The pain and sorry previously encountered will soon be replaced by happiness and contentment. You will know beyond doubt that your future is assured in the higher levels of Light, and it will be a wonderful time of bringing your new Self into being.

In all activities you will be helped by Higher Beings, who delight in being of service to their Brothers and Sisters. Beyond Earth you will find a loving energy that draws souls together, in a common purpose to continue their evolution. Great Beings who are just names to you at present will appear in your presence, and invite you to join them in the wonderful adventure that lies ahead.

Knowing your future should enable you to handle the present dramas with ease, for what are a few more months or years compared to what awaits you. Life goes on forever as you move in and out of the Godhead, each time to experience yet another reality. The wonders of the Creator’s thoughts are endless, and never stop manifesting.

How insignificant your present troubles are compared to all that you stand to gain. Not that there is any attempt to play down the manner in which they affect your daily life, but look ahead and see that you will soon leave this dimension behind. You have little left to learn, although the final lessons can be harsh for some of you. Remember that what you experience is by your choice, and know that you would not have undertaken it unless you knew you had the strength and the resolve to come through it.

For many who aspire to ascend their choice has been to clear all old Karma in this lifetime. You will be pleased to learn that as you go along, any additional karma will be either instant or cleared by the Law of Grace. You cannot go forward until as you say, the slate is clean. The times ahead will be quite remarkable for the manner in which they will bring the changes about. They will happen all around you, and it will not be too long before the Earth will be restored. Much of this will be undertaken by Mother Earth herself, as the major changes are her responsibility. However, you too will be expected and indeed asked by The Galactic Federation to assist where appropriate.

Bide your time as we cannot emphasize sufficiently the successful outcome in the events about to unfold. The dark fight on but it is a losing battle that in their hearts they know they have already lost. It is not quite time for the victory celebrations, but we shall be pleased to make these times memorable for you. Many of your heroes will return to salute you, and if you ever needed evidence of life after death, this will be your proof.

I am Atmos of The Galactic Federation, and we greet you with loving intent that you should enjoy the action occurring at these marvelous end times.

Thank you

Atmos

Through Mike Quinsey




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From: "Kathleen Roberts" weerkhr@pacbell.net>
Subject: Essay by Boylan on the Cabal
Date: 6 July 2006

The Cabal A geoplutocratic "elite" bent on global domination

by

Richard Boylan, Ph.D.

"The Cabal" refers to a clique of global-scale plutocratic manipulators who use their immense wealth, prestige and power to control governments and economies to perpetuate their stranglehold on global society. This group is comprised of the most selfish, megalomaniacal, and sociopathic individuals, some of whom are big-shots in the Bilderberg Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Trilateral Commission global policy-making groups. But these groups are not synonymous with The Cabal, since BC, CFR and TLC also contain some well-intentioned individuals. The Cabal is a kind of "parallel government" to the official elected and appointed governments of the more developed countries.

While the leaders within the Cabal tend to get the most attention, it should be noted that the many thousands of rank-and-file Cabalistas also make up this loose network. All of these work synergistically, using economic, political and cultural-influence power to dominate, exploit and prey on ordinary people, often in subtle and hidden ways.

In the Cabal five branches may be identified. These branches are: the Executive Branch, the Intelligence Branch, the War Department, the Weapons Industry Branch, and the Financial Department. An analysis of the overall purposes of these five branches suggests that the overall purpose of the Cabal is to exercise covert control by: 1) collecting comprehensive institutional and personal information, 2) by establishing national and international policy independently of the established Governments, 3) by developing high-tech arms and equipment, and, with these, establishing small, specialized, highly-mobile, elite military units to effect these covert policies, when need arises, without having to rely on the official (and "unreliable") Armed Services, (whose subservience to the Cabal is reasonably suspect), 4) by developing an armed capability to repel any threat to the status quo, (including the uncertain ontological, social, and economic impacts of any revelation of the reality of UFO and extraterrestrial presence) through the development of a Star Wars/BMDO ground and space-based surveillance and SDI weapons network, 5) by denying information compromising to the Cabal from all those outside "need-to-know" policymaking levels, and 6) by exercising control on the money supply, availability of credit, and the worth of money, through policy decisions made outside of the official Governments.

The Cabal are also the rogue group behind the continuation of the unauthorized UFO Cover-Up. Unfortunately, The Cabal has its proxies on some of the seats in the Special Studies Group of the U.S. National Security Council, which controls official-government UFO information and access.

Since the Cabal has enormous international wealth at its disposal, it has the funds and influence to make sure that the majority of presentations which make it to public view are negativistic in tone. Their thinking is that if they can't sell you the lie that "UFOs don't exist", then their fall-back strategy is to convince you that "they are evil mean invaders." Thus, the presentations they finance and promote feature the Star Visitors as torturers, plotters and monsters.

The unauthorized UFO Cover-Up is to be distinguished from the official-government UFO Cover-Up.

The unauthorized UFO Cover-Up is the organization that conducts kidnappings and terrorizing of innocent civilians, camouflaged as "alien abductions". They do wholesale "cattle mutilations", hoping that angry ranchers and terrorized citizens will blame it on "the aliens".
It should also be noted that some of the lurid reports being palmed off on the public as examples of "alien misbehavior" are actually secret psychological warfare operations by human rogue military-intelligence units. These renegade military-intelligence units kidnap civilians without legal authorization or justification. These units drug those they kidnap, (often experiencers). These renegades deliberately intimidate, interrogate, physically abuse, and even gang-rape the civilians they kidnap. The renegade military-intelligence units then use brainwashing techniques to make the civilians they kidnap forget about the military kidnapping, while the renegades narco-hypnotically implant a false memory about the horrific experience as an alien abduction.

This is the level of evil, distortion and treachery that the Cabal repressing UFO truth goes to to protect their monopoly of highly-advanced extraterrestrial technology recovered from UFO crashes: a monopoly which has brought them trillions of dollars in profits over the last four-plus decades.

The Cabal's operatives also terrorize some UFO researchers who get too close, and even assassinate a few. They hijack some psychotronic weaponry for unauthorized use on their enemies or on innocent civilian guinea pig test subjects. In general, most of the horrific stuff done under the UFO Cover-Up comes from The Cabal's unauthorized version of the UFO Cover-Up, often using their plants within military and intelligence organizations (to further camouflage who is at work.)

The official-government authorized UFO Cover-Up is relatively benign, yet is still morally responsible for the global suffering that could have been averted if the general public had access to clean non-petroleum energy, psychotronic healing machines, ZPE-powered hydroponic food-growing machines, gravity-shielded superfast airliners and sea freighters, and the immense store of spiritual, metaphysical and scientific knowledge that the Star Visitors wish to share with the people of Earth.

Some remote viewers have seen The Cabal's power broken somewhere around 2006. They definitely will be ultimately left in the trash bin of history, by the time the transition from Fourth World [current societal mess] to Fifth World [cosmic, just, nonmaterialistic, peaceable, "extended-family" society] is well established by 2012.

Richard Boylan, Ph.D.


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From: "Consuelo Luz" luz@rt66.com>
Subject: Martial Law Alert: "Rainbow Family" harassed and ticketed in Colorado
Date: 30 Jun 2006

Hello everyone, I attended one of these "Rainbow Gatherings" in 1982 in Idaho when I was 7 months pregnant with my youngest son. Even though it rained practically the whole time it was one of the most amazing, magical experiences of my life, as it was an example of the most enlightened human qualities coming together in an exercise of love, caring, peace and healing in an atmosphere of utter freedom and joy, yet perfectly self-organized to attend to all human needs in the most egalitarian and efficient ways imaginable. No hierarchy, no dogma, unspoken common-sense rules which everyone abides by. Wisdom without judgment, cooperation for the good of all. For a couple of weeks in July every year for over thirty years this gathering has proved the basic peaceful, cooperative nature of human beings, giving us hope for the future of life on this planet. Unfortunately there are forces at work on our planet consumed with a consciousness of fear and domination that are working hard to repress true freedom and yes, true joy and love of nature. Please read attorney Don Wirtshafter's letter below and contact your representatives, the USDA and the Forest Service (contact info below) to protest this dangerous precedent and harbinger of things to come for the rest of us freedom and nature-loving people.

Consuelo

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Dear Friends and Family,

I need your help to protect my “family,” the collective efforts of tens of thousands of citizens known as the "Rainbow Family." This week, near Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service has taken illegal action to stop this annual assembly for expression and prayer, in gross violation of the participants’ essential Constitutional rights.

The 'Rainbow' Gatherings have borne a legacy of spiritual & cultural pilgrimage to the National Forests since 1972, the purest exercise of open consensual assembly in our time. The annual 'Gathering of the Tribes' draws thousands over the first week of July, focusing on the 4th as a holy day of prayer for peace and freedom. In recent years small regional events in this mode have emerged, and such gatherings have taken place in many nations around the world.

THE GATHERING EXPERIENCE --

Some say the "Rainbow" Gathering is the continuation of the idealism of Woodstock. I think of it more as my annual spiritual retreat and family reunion. Since 1980, I have gathered with my family to compare ideas and pray for peace. I arrive loaded with the burdens of my work, depressed about the world situation. Each year I depart with my faith in humankind renewed and with the energy to fight the beast another year.

The rainbow family is not organized in any way; it is an exercise in self-determination and cooperation in the public interest, without need of government controls. We understand that no matter what comes down, it is the respect and care for each other that win in the end. We have no leaders or leadership, we have no offices or officers, we have no treasurer or treasury. We sit in counsel, often for days at a time in order to make mutual decisions, but there is no power to enforce these decisions on any individual. In the end, just like in society, it works because enough responsible people make sure that what needs to be done gets done.

We have been doing rainbow gatherings for over 30 years, each time in a different national forest across the country. We come in and set up a village in the woods. Cooperative kitchens pour out a wide variety of foods. Seminars on just about any topic are run by the hour.

The Rainbow is known as a healing gathering; people with various ailments come for help. Here in one place they can receive healing, from herbalists, acupuncturists, chiropractors and masseuses working with osteopaths and physicians. These healers work as a team and share their knowledge in a holistic approach that teaches all involved a lot about the roots of medicine.

Religious groups, ranging from Christians to Hare Krishnas set up camps. It's truly a free society. We go pretty far back in the woods to get away from the ills of civilization like alcohol and hard drugs. We have our gathering and then restore any damage we cause to the woods. And we have a perfect record of restoration of the forest.

It's great to walk through a gathering and see so many people but not a scrap of paper on the ground, not a cigarette butt in sight. Each year we train thousands of newcomers how to get along in the woods without destroying the place. Knowledgeable Forest Servide 'Resource' personnel love us; it's the Federal bureaucrats and police from Washington who are on our case.

REPRESSIVE FEDERAL POLICIES --

The Bush Administration has spent millions of dollars trying to stop the Rainbow Gatherings. They are enforcing a 'Noncommercial Group Use' permit regulation that is impossible for unaffiliated individuals to comply with. 36 CFR 251.54 They require that that someone sign as an agent for a fictional group entity named as permit Holder -- which then must assume full liability from the Government and bind participants vicariously to its terms.

By the creed of the gatherings, no one can appoint themselves to such a position. More importantly, such an ad hoc gathering has no legal capacity to designate agents or act as a group party in any way. As a result, individuals are denied personal standing in First Amendment exercise and subjected to harsh criminal prosecution for being anywhere near the area.

The Forest Service requires that a permit be applied for in advance of the gathering. And they use any excuse possible to deny a permit application when we manage to submit one. This year their denial was based on the fact that a logging company had a permit to log in a nearby parcel of the national forest, even though there is no logging activity present whatsoever. The site is far remote from any inhabitants -- but still the Forest Service is all over our case.

Millions of taxpayer dollars are being spent to block this harmless gathering from taking place. The scariest aspect of all this is how Homeland Security is using these gatherings to perfect their techniques of martial law. Regulations written for the Federal Emergency Management Authority to deal with natural disasters are now being used to crush dissent in this country.

Each year the Rainbow Gathering is declared a "National Incident" and federal military law ensues. A Special Agent is appointed "Incident Commander", with a Delegation of Authority, a large law enforcement "Team", and huge budget to control the gathering. Qualified Forest Service administrators lose their power, while the county sheriff and other officials are brought into targeted law enforcement actions by inclusion in the Incident Team and other inter-agency agreements.

Each year Homeland Security gains more power over the individuals involved.

RIGHTS CRISIS IN COLORADO --

At this writing Forest Service law enforcement has issued over 500 tickets to the early arrivals at the gathering in Colorado. They have blocked the road and have prevented food and water from reaching those who managed to get into the gathering before the police roadblock was set up.

The 500 people with tickets are being herded into trials like none anyone has seen before in America. These pseudo trials are prototypes for what Homeland Security will use in the cases of insurrection or even a plague. Defendants lose the right to a public hearing (this year these hearings are being held behind closed doors in a firehouse garage near the site.

Attorneys and legal observers have been denied the right to even view these trials. The defendants are not explained their rights nor afforded the right to an attorney, the right to summon witnesses, the right to a jury trial, etc. Defendants ordered to appear each day at 9:00 a.m. and sit in the hot sun without water or sanitary facilities until their trials. Some have now been waiting for several days. These abbreviated trials only take a few minutes. Last year I tried to help a string of defendants defend themselves in these “trials” but felt helpless to do much as the system was clearly stacked against them.

This year is especially frustrating to me as I have to watch this come down from 6000 miles away. Right now I am in Hungary at a medical conference for my employment. I am flying home on Thursday and plan on being in court Saturday, July 1st, to defend some of my best friends who got a ticket for “illegally gathering” as they drove down a public highway.

WHAT TO DO --

The confrontation this year is getting more intense by the minute, which is why I am asking for your help. The only way to stop a massive conflagration in Colorado in the next few days is to get thousands of people to contact their political representatives as well as the responsible administrators at the Forest Service to demand that this repression stop immediately.

Please, even if you can never conceive of yourself at a Rainbow Gathering, you must understand that if these citizens lose their constitutional right to gather, we all lose such rights. This year the Rainbow Gathering is being used to set precedents that will be turned against drug policy, civil liberty, anti-war or other activists in the near future.

Following are some instructions on who to write and/or call

We hope to start flooding the Department of Agriculture and the Forest Service with complaints starting Monday morning and not stopping until harassment stops. It is especially important that we get a few Congressional representative and Senators concerned enough to write the Forest Service for an explanation of why so much money is being spent to keep people from camping in the National Forest set aside for exactly that purpose.

Please keep the pressure on these bureaucrats until we are able to spread the word that the government has backed off and that the gathering can proceed unhindered.

If you do not know the contact information for your Congressman or Senator, you can find this here http://www.house.gov/ . You can call your representative at 212-224-3121. Besides your representatives in Washington, please call and write the following people to voice your protest to this harsh treatment of people who just want to go on a camping trip in the woods. Keep the calls coming until word is passed around that the government has called off their dogs. Please forward this letter to your friends and feel free to re-post it on any listserv or website you wish. Email me if you have any questions.

Don E Wirtshafter Attorney at Law Box 18 Guysville, OH 45735 740 662 5297 don@hempery.com

USDA, Natural Resources & Environment Mark Rey, USDA Undersecretary 1400 Independence Ave. SW,
217-E Washington, DC 20250 202-720-7173 Fax: 202-720-0632 mark.rey@usda.gov

Kathleen Gause, Director 202-205-8534 USDA Forest Service Civil Rights Staff Stop Code 1142 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington., DC 20250-1142 Tel (202) 205-1585

Office of the Chief Dale Bosworth, Chief USDA Forest Service Yates Federal Building (4NW Yates) 201 14th Street, SW - Washington, DCÊ20250 202-205-1661; Fx: 202-205-1765 Executive Assistant...Karla Hawley, 202 -205-1195

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, Mary H. Peterson, Supervisor 2468 Jackson Street -- Laramie, WY 82070-6535 307-745-2300 Fax: 307-745-2398

U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region (R-2) Rick Cables, Regional Forester Mail: P.O. Box 25127 -- Lakewood, CO 80225-0127 303-275-5451 Richard Stem, Deputy Regional Forester, Resources: 303-275-5451 Steve Silverman, Office of General Counsel, Regional Attorney: 303-275-5536 Bill Fox, Law Enforcement & Investigations, Special Agent in Charge: 303-275-5253 Jerome Romero, Deputy Director of Civil Rights: 303-275-5340

Some resources to research these issues further:

The best Rainbow website: http://www.welcomehome.org

A good article written before the feds came down hard: http://www.csindy.com/csindy/2006-06-22/cover.html

More recent coverage: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_4795586,00.html and http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3974355




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Forwarded by "Mark Graffis" mgraffis@gmail.com>

From: http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=1093119035

Israel's path of self-destruction

Jordan Times - 05/07/2006

Hasan Abu Nimah

The current "crisis" faced by the people in occupied Gaza is a matter of degree. Since the farce "disengagement" last summer, and particularly since they elected Hamas to lead them, Palestinians have been under a near total Israeli siege, backed fully by the so-called "international community" which has shamefully abandoned its responsibilities towards an occupied population.

Now they face a more intense onslaught, with Israel bombing civilian infrastructure, including electricity, bridges and Palestinian Authority ministries. Thousands of Palestinians have fled their homes under direct threat from Israel that it will bomb them if they don't.

The latest events underscore both Israel's true intentions and their futility. Israel never really wanted to set the people of Gaza free, merely to move the occupation to the edge, bombing and shelling them whenever they fail to do its bidding. Yet for all the brutality of Israel's attacks on Gaza's people, they have not buckled or wavered. They have stood firmly for their rights and behind the authority they elected.

Israel's pretext for its current onslaught is the "kidnapping" of a soldier. What happened though was that after weeks of Israeli killings of Palestinian civilians, including the infamous beach massacre, Palestinian resistance forces carried out a planned operation against an occupation military base near Gaza. In the battle there were losses on both sides, and one Israeli soldier was taken prisoner. No matter how strongly one opposes violence, this can by no means be described as "terrorism". People see it as an act of legitimate resistance which international law permits.

But even if we accept the warped Israeli logic that the capture of a combat soldier allows it to exact revenge against one and a half million civilians, then we could ask how many wars the Palestinians would be entitled to wage against Israel just for the civilian death toll of the last month, let alone the six decades of Zionist aggression and dispossession. How many wars should the Palestinians wage on behalf of the thousands of political prisoners kidnapped by the occupation, including now eight Cabinet ministers and one quarter of the Palestinian Legislative Council?

Yet the blame does not fall only on Israel, but also on the "international community" ? the US, the EU and a few other states who have arrogated to themselves this label.

The US explicitly endorsed Israel's collective punishment of the Palestinians, which is strictly prohibited by international law, as "self-defence". The EU, always silent about Israel's kidnapping of Palestinians, called for the immediate and unconditional release of the occupation soldier, and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan bleated a few noises about "restraint" on both sides.

Israel's lethal outburst in Gaza cannot seriously be intended to free the prisoner of war. Israeli leaders must know that if anything, their actions endanger his life. Rather, its actions reflect a mixture of sheer panic and the realisation that Israel has run out of options to subdue the native population it has tried for so long and so unsuccessfully to crush and make disappear.

There is now nothing that Israel has not tried that the apartheid government of South Africa did not attempt when faced with the same situation. Except that Israel has gone far beyond the atrocities of the apartheid regime which never used assassination and extrajudicial execution so routinely and openly, which never established whites-only roads, and which never attempted to wall the black population into concrete ghettos.

Yet all of Israel's fanatical extremism is failing. It built high walls, and Palestinians tunnelled under them or sent largely harmless but terrifying rockets over them. They instituted checkpoints, but Palestinians get around them. They established racist laws to try to restrict the growth of the Palestinian population in occupied Jerusalem, but the Palestinian population continues to grow.

From the start of the Zionist project to turn an Arab, Muslim and Christian country into a European Jewish country, Zionist leaders calculated that the Arabs would simply melt away. Yet even after waves of ethnic cleansing, the "Jewish state" is faced with the unpalatable reality that there are not only more Palestinians in Palestine than ever before, but they once again outnumber the Jewish population. Israel is an ethnic minority regime trying to preserve its power and privilege against the will of the majority population.

Wise Israelis should, and probably do, recognise that this is a hopeless cause. All the might in the world will not suppress a people's will to be free, to live in dignity and to achieve equality. The capture of the soldier only underscores that; Palestinians know full well what Israel is capable of doing to them, but despite the calls for capitulation, there are indications that the vast majority of Palestinians opposes releasing the soldier unless Palestinian hostages and prisoners held by the occupation regime are also released.

The Israeli leaders may feel comfortable, even encouraged by either the silence or the soothing reactions to their aggression, expressing understanding of Israeli "concerns". They should avoid self-deception by looking beyond the whines of hypocrisy, appeasement, cowardice and intimidation. They should recognise that their deeds are taking them deeper into the abyss of immorality, lawlessness and violation of all norms of human behaviour, and that they are occupying the top place on the list of those who pose the greatest danger to world peace.

No nation can behave in this manner forever and be sure of respect or security, or even survival. How could this behaviour stop anyone from asking whether Israel is choosing the path of self-destruction.

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See also:

A black flag by Gideon Levy (July 6th, 2006)
http://www.perdana4peace.org/blog/?p=129#more-129
A black flag hangs over the “rolling” operation in Gaza. The more the operation “rolls,” the darker the flag becomes. The “summer rains” we are showering on Gaza are not only pointless, but are first and foremost blatantly illegitimate. It is not legitimate to cut off 750,000 people from electricity. It is not legitimate to call on 20,000 people to run from their homes and turn their towns into ghost towns. It is not legitimate to penetrate Syria’s airspace. It is not legitimate to kidnap half a government and a quarter of a parliament.A state that takes such steps is no longer distinguishable from a terror organization. The harsher the steps, the more monstrous and stupid they become, the more the moral underpinnings for them are removed and the stronger the impression that the Israeli government has lost its nerve. Now one must hope that the weekend lull, whether initiated by Egypt or the prime minister, and in any case to the dismay of Channel 2’s Roni Daniel and the IDF, will lead to a radical change. Everything must be done to win Gilad Shalit’s release. What we are doing now in Gaza has nothing to do with freeing him. It is a widescale act of vengeance, the kind that the IDF and Shin Bet have wanted to conduct for some time, mostly motivated by the deep frustration that the army commanders feel about their impotence against the Qassams and the daring Palestinian guerilla raid. There’s a huge gap between the army unleashing its frustration and a clever and legitimate operation to free the kidnapped soldier.To prevent the army from running as amok as it would like, a strong and judicious political echelon is required. But facing off against the frustrated army is Ehud Olmert and Amir Peretz’s tyro regime, weak and happless. Until the weekend lull, it appeared that each step proposed by the army and Shin Bet had been immediately approved for backing. That does not bode well, not only for the chances of freeing Shalit, but also for the future management of the government, which is being revealed to be as weak as the Hamas government. CLIP




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Forwarded by "Mark Graffis" mgraffis@gmail.com> on June 9

From: http://www.counterpunch.org/cook06262006.html

Another Escalation from the Palestinians: Israeli "Retaliation" and Double Standards

By JONATHAN COOK

The killing by Palestinian militants of two Israeli soldiers and the capture of a third from an army post close to the Gaza Strip set the scene for Israeli "reprisals" and "retaliation", according to the reports of BBC correspondents in Israel and Gaza yesterday.

The attack by the Palestinians, who sneaked through tunnels under the electronic fence surrounding Gaza, marked a "major escalation in cross-border tension" (Alan Johnston) that threatened to overturn "a week of progress on two fronts" (John Lyon): namely, the recent talks between Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan, and between rival Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas.

Thus, according to the BBC's analysis, this attack ends the immediate chances for "peace" negotiations and provides the context for the next round of the conflict between the Israeli army and the Palestinians of Gaza. We are left to infer that all the suffering the army inflicts in the coming days and weeks should be attributed to this moment of "escalation" by the Palestinians.

We can ignore the weeks of shelling by the Israeli army of Gaza, the firing of hundreds of missiles into the crowded Strip that have destroyed Palestinian lives and property, while spreading terror among the civilian population and deepening the psychological trauma suffered by a generation of children.

We can ignore the deaths of more than 30 civilians, and dozens of horrific injuries, in the past few weeks at the hands of the Israeli military, including three children hit in a botched air strike last week, and a heavily pregnant woman and her doctor brother killed a day later as a missile slammed into the room where they were eating dinner.

We can ignore the blockade of Gaza's "borders" by the Israeli army for months on end, which has prevented Palestinians in the Strip from trading goods at crossing points with Israel and from receiving vital supplies of food and medicines. As a captive population besieged by Israeli soldiers, Gazans are facing a humanitarian catastrophe sanctioned by Israeli government policy and implemented by the Israeli army.

We can ignore Israel's bullying of the international community to connive in the starving of the Hamas-led government of funds and diplomatic room for manoeuvre, thereby preventing the elected Palestinian leadership from running Gaza. So desperate is the situation there that Hamas officials are being forced to smuggle in millions of dollars of cash stuffed in suitcases to pay salaries.

And finally we can ignore the violation of Palestinian territory by Israeli commandos who infiltrated Gaza a day before the Palestinian attack to kidnap two Palestinians Israel claims are terrorists. They have been "disappeared", doubtless to be be held in administrative detention, where they can denied access to lawyers, the courts and, of course, justice.

None of this provides the context for the Palestinian attack on the army post -- any more than, in the BBC's worldview, do the previous four decades of occupation. None is apparently relevant to understanding the Palestinian attack, or for judging the legitimacy of Israel's imminent military "reprisals".

In short, according to the BBC, we can ignore Israel's long-standing policy of unilateralism -- a refusal to negotiate meaningfully with the Palestinians, either the old guard of Fatah or the new one of Hamas -- with its resort to a strategy of collective punishment of Gaza's population to make it submit to the continuing occupation.

In the skewed moral and news priorities of the BBC, the killing of two Israeli soldiers by Palestinian militants -- the "escalation" -- provides a justification for "fierce retaliation" against Gaza, with the inevitable toll on Palestinian civilians and militants alike. The earlier killing of tens of Palestinian civilians by the Israeli military, however, is not presented as justification for yesterday's Palestinian retaliation against the army.

In other words, on the scale of moral outrage the BBC ranks the deaths of Israeli soldiers enforcing an illegal occupation far above those of Palestinian civilians enduring the illegal occupation.

There is another notable asymmetry in the BBC's assessment of the "escalation". Participation by the military wing of Hamas in the attack is evidence, suggest the reporters, of the role of the Palestinian leadership in "escalating tension". But the killing by the Israeli army of a Palestinian family of seven on a Gaza beach on June 9, and many more civilians since, was apparently not an "escalation", even though it provoked Hamas to renounce a ceasefire it had maintained for 16 months in the face of continuous Israeli military assaults.

So how is the ordinary viewer to make sense of these events -- the endless "cycle of violence" -- with the BBC as guide. (And the BBC is no worse, and possibly better, than most of other Western broadcasters. At least its reporter Alan Johnston is based in Gaza.)

Not only do its reporters exhibit the biases associated with its institutional racism -- as an organisation, the BBC chooses to identify with Israeli concerns before Palestinian ones -- but they then compound this distortion by repeating uncritically Israel's own misrepresentation of events.

The reporters, like so many of their colleagues, fall into the trap of presenting the conflict through the eyes of the Israeli government, the same government whose prime minister, Ehud Olmert, last week proudly displayed his ethnic chauvinism by setting the suffering of the Jewish residents of Sderot, who face a mostly non-lethal smattering of Palestinian home-made Qassam rockets, far above the rising death toll of Gaza's civilians from the army's constant aerial and artillery bombardment. "I am sorry with all my heart for the residents of Gaza," Olmert said, "but the lives and well-being of Sderot's residents are more important than those of Gaza residents." In other words, a potential threat to a single Jew is more important than the deaths of dozens of Palestinian innocents.

Thus we learn without comment from the BBC that Olmert has denounced the killing of the two soldiers as "terrorism", even though the word cannot describe an attack by an occupied people on an occupying army. How is it possible for a few men with light arms to terrorise one of the most powerful armies in the world? What next: are we to listen sympathetically to claims by the US that its soldiers are being "terrorised" by Iraqi insurgents?

The defence that the BBC is simply reporting Israel's position does not stand up to scrutiny. Is it even conceivable that we might hear a BBC reporter neutrally repeat a Hamas statement that the Israeli army is terrorising Palestinians by reckless shelling civilians in Gaza, even though the word's usage in this case would better satisfy the dictionary definition? The shells most certainly do spread terror among Gaza's civilian population.

We hear too without comment that Olmert is holding both Hamas and the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas responsible for the attack. The BBC dutily repeats Israeli claims that Abbas has the resources to fight "terror" even as the money to pay Palestinian security forces is held by foreign banks unwilling, at Israeli and American behest, to hand it over, and as Hamas and Abbas are locked in battle for control of the Palestinians' shrinking government.

Does common sense not recoil from the suggestion that both Hamas and Abbas can be equally blamed for the attack when the two are bitter rivals for power? Or that either can be held accountable when Israel has refused to negotiate with them or treat them as the genuine representatives of the Palestinian people?

Again, would the BBC report with due solemnity claims by the Palestinians that they hold Olmert and Peretz personally guilty for the civilian deaths in Gaza over the past fortnight, even though in an enlightened world both should be standing trial for war crimes?

Instead, however implausible the Israeli version of reality, the BBC happily sows confusion on behalf of the Israeli army. Like other broadcasters, it credulously reports preposterous arguments seeking to exonerate the Israeli army of responsibility for the shelling of the beach in Gaza that killed a Palestinian family of seven. It treats as equally credible the army's belated version in which Palestinian militants are said to have laid a single mine at a favourite seaside picnic spot in the futile hope of preventing the Israeli navy landing along the Strip's miles of coastline. (In consequence, the BBC excludes the seven dead and dozens of Palestinian injured in that Israeli attack from its list of recent civilian casualties in Gaza).

And both BBC reporters note gravely Israel's concerns that this is the first time Palestinian militants have broken out of the fenced-off Strip since Israel withdrew from Gaza nearly a year ago. Somehow the fact that the Palestinians have briefly escaped from their cage appears to make the attack all the more shocking not only for Israel but for the two reporters.

This attack in Israel, they tell us, is the most serious to date, with the implication that it is therefore illegitimate and part of the same "escalation". Even ignoring the fact that this attack was against Israeli soldiers besieging, imprisoning and shelling the Palestinians of Gaza, does the BBC not to pause to consider the double standard it is applying?

Was the Israeli army's incursion into Gaza a day earlier to capture two alleged Palestinian militants not an equal escalation? Was it not an equal violation of Palestinian sovereignty? Of course not. The BBC knows, as do the rest of us, that the army never really left Gaza and the occupation never really ended. But you won't hear that from any of its reporters.

Jonathan Cook is a writer and journalist based in Nazareth, Israel. He is the author of the forthcoming "Blood and Religion: The Unmasking of the Jewish and Democratic State" published by Pluto Press, and available in the United States from the University of Michigan Press. His website is http://www.jkcook.net/

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See also:

In Gaza, Seeking Shelter From Israeli Fire
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/063006P.shtml
Fatin Shabaat left home here Thursday with her three hip-high children, looking for safety from a slow-moving Israeli military assault launched to free a 19-year-old soldier being held by Palestinian gunmen.

Watching Gaza: "The Genovese Syndrome"
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/070606J.shtml
"Gaza is suffering - and like Kitty Genovese's 37 witnesses, the rest of us watch in silence with varying degrees of shameful paralysis," writes James J. Zogby. "The administration has not seen fit to publicly challenge the impact of Israel's siege on civilians, and the press has given only scant coverage to the humanitarian crisis."

It's Never Too Late
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/070606P.shtml
"Despite the combative statements, despite the promises not to capitulate and even though every hour that passes and every Qassam that is launched raises the bar of violence and causes both sides to hold steadfastly to a commitment to use still harsher means, it is not yet too late to begin talks on ending the crisis and coming up with new agreements. Before making an extreme decision about assassination, or even about arresting ministers of the Hamas government, it is worth trying to speak with the Palestinians," writes Haaretz.




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A MUST READ IF YOU WANT TO BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND THE ONGOING BLOODBATH IN PALESTINE

From: "Mark Graffis" mgraffis@gmail.com>
Subject: EHUD OLMERT AND HIS TIES TO 9/11
Date: 7 Jul 2006

From: http://www.libertyforum.org/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=consp_911&Number=294707596&page=&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=186

EHUD OLMERT AND HIS TIES TO 9/11

Christopher Bollyn
Associated Free Press

The first two months of Ehud Olmert's term as Israel's prime minister have been described as "the bloodiest, deadliest and the most criminal period of the 58-year-old state of Israel." Although the controlled press overlooks the new Israeli leader's crimes, Olmert's ties to the convicted Israeli criminal who controlled airport security at Boston airport on 9/11 cannot be ignored.

Although Zionism is probably the most potent force influencing U.S. politics, it is safe to say that it remains a political philosophy woefully misunderstood by the majority of the U.S. population. Although President George W. Bush and his war cabinet are clearly Zionists advancing the Zionist agenda, an agenda which is promoted and supported by nearly every member of Congress, Zionism and its bloody history are subjects which most Americans know virtually nothing about.

While American universities offer courses and degrees in practically every subject imaginable, a college curriculum offering a critical examination of Zionism and its history is not to be found.

This public's general ignorance of Zionism, its goals and history, is compounded by the controlled media, which grossly distorts and misinterprets Zionism to make this most un-American philosophy appear to be something familiar and benevolent to Americans. The well-documented bloody history of Zionist terror and ethnic cleansing, something which is well known to all Israelis and Palestinians, is strange and unknown terra incognita to most Americans, primarily due to academic and media censorship.

After the terror attacks of 9/11, which a large body of evidence indicates involved Israeli intelligence agents, and with more than 150,000 Americans engaged in costly and disastrous wars in the Middle East, it is simply no longer sustainable for Americans to remain blissfully ignorant of political Zionism.

ZIONISM AND COMMUNISM

Zionism, as a political movement, developed with Communism in the late 1800s among the Jewish communities in the western regions of the Russian Empire. In Lithuania, Poland, Byelorussia, and Ukraine, particularly in areas with large Jewish populations, Zionism became a new national religion. From the beginning, the Communist and Zionist movements were closely intertwined.

In the late 1800s, the religious-political ideology of Zionism led Jews in search of a national identity to shun the local language and begin speaking and writing Hebrew, a language which had not been spoken for thousands of years. In the Soviet Union, Jews were considered a national group and Jewish nationality was marked as such in Soviet passports. A Jewish Autonomous Region was even established in the Soviet Union in the area of Birobidjan in 1934 with Yiddish as the official language.

Although the Russian and Eastern European Jews known as the Ashkenazi are not even Semites, but Slavic and Asiatic converts to Judaism, Zionist zeal led them to misidentify themselves as "Hebrew," when for example, they entered the United States at Ellis Island.

As Zionists had "reconstituted" the "Hebrew" language, the primary political objective of political Zionism has always been the formation of a purely Jewish state in Palestine, something which has never actually existed in history. The fact that 20th Century Palestine was already inhabited by Palestinians, many of whom are real Semites, descended from the original Jews, Arabs, Greeks, and other races of the Holy Land, was something the Zionists intended to use military force to correct.

The armed conquest and ethnic cleansing of Palestine was vigorously promoted in the 1930s by Ze'ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky, one of the most militant of Zionists. Jabotinsky, born in Odessa in 1880, became commander of the Zionist militia known as the Irgun in 1937. Jabotinsky headed the New Zionist Organization (N.Z.O), the Betar youth movement, and the Irgun militia, three extensions of the same extremist movement.

The Jabotinsky ideology maintains that the Jewish people have exclusive rights to all the Land of Israel, which it claims extends from the Nile of Egypt to the Euphrates River in Iraq.

OLMERT AND JABOTINSKY

Ehud Olmert, like his Russian-born parents who emigrated first to China and then to Palestine, is an ideological child of Jabotinsky. Olmert's father, Mordechai, was a devoted follower who joined the right-wing Herut movement and the Irgun militia then led by the notorious Zionist terrorist Menachem Begin [NB: Generally recognized as the father of the „Car Bomb‰].

Olmert's intensely right-wing family lived on a cooperative farm called Nahalat Jabotinsky. As a child, Olmert was a member of Betar, the militaristic youth movement. Begin, the hard-line Israeli prime minister who held the credo "In blood and fire Judea fell; in blood and fire Judea shall rise," would later refer to Olmert as "Ehud, my son."

Olmert, a member of parliament since 1973, later became mayor of Jerusalem, the occupied capital city of Palestine, and oversaw Israel's territorial expansion of the city limits. The area that Israelis now call Jerusalem extends from Bethlehem in the south, to Ramallah in the north, and Jericho is the east.

In the thinking of Jabotinsky Zionists like Olmert, there is simply no place for the Palestinians in the Land of Israel: "There is no choice: the Arabs must make room for the Jews of Eretz Israel," Jabotinsky wrote. "If it was possible to transfer the Baltic peoples, it is also possible to move the Palestinian Arabs."

The barrier wall that has been built across the West Bank is an idea straight from the writings of Jabotinsky: "Zionist colonization, even the most restricted, must either be terminated or carried out in defiance of the will of the native population. This colonization can, therefore, continue and develop only under the protection of a force independent of the local population ˆ an iron wall which the native population cannot break through," Jabotinsky wrote in his 1923 book, The Iron Wall: We and the Arabs.

"Talking peace and drumming up support for his realignment plan of settlement, Ehud Olmert's 8 weeks in power proved to be the bloodiest, deadliest and the most criminal period of the 58-year-old state of Israel," Duraid Al Baik, foreign editor of Gulf News wrote in a recent article, "Olmert: The criminal who peddles peace."

"Since he was sworn in as the 12th prime minister of Israel on April 14, the Israelis have killed more than 50 (plus another 24 Palestinians killed, and over 70 wounded in the past 36 hours ... ) Palestinians and injured around 200 almost at a rate of 1 killed and 4 injured per day," Al Baik wrote. "The new prime minister has set a record, surpassing the one established by his predecessor Ariel Sharon during the bloodiest days of the Palestinian uprising or intifada."

Seeking to foment a civil conflict among Palestinians, Olmert is now providing weapons to support the "private army" of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who is seen by many as a Palestinian quisling working against the elected Hamas-led government.

The most egregious terrorist act, among the many recently committed by Israeli forces, was the shelling of the beach in Gaza in which 8 members of one family were killed. This blatant act of Israeli terror was followed by the official denial of responsibility although the Israelis had been shelling the Gaza Strip at the time the family on the beach was hit.

Mark Garlasco, a military expert working for the US-based Human Rights Watch group, was the first independent investigator to reach the scene of the crime and found shrapnel from a 155 mm artillery shell. "My assessment [is] that it's likely that this was incoming artillery fire that landed on the beach and was fired by the Israelis from the north of Gaza," Garlasco said.

OLMERT AND ATZMON

Olmert, who has long been tarnished by allegations of financial crimes, was implicated in a financial scandal involving forged receipts for donations to the 1988 Likud campaign, of which he was co-treasurer. This affair culminated in the March 1996 conviction of three other Likudniks, including Menahem Atzmon, the Likud treasurer. Olmert was also later indicted in the Likud affair, but was acquitted.

During the 1970s Olmert had worked in the law firm owned by another Atzmon, Uzi Atzmon.

Menahem Atzmon, convicted in Israel, went on to become the founder and head of International Consultants on Targeted Security (ICTS), the parent company of Huntleigh USA, the airport security firm that ran passenger screening operations at the airports of Boston and Newark on 9/11.

Huntleigh USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of an Israeli company called International Consultants on Targeted Security (ICTS) International N.V., a Netherlands-based aviation and transportation security firm headed by „former [Israeli] military commanding officers and veterans of government intelligence and security agencies.

Menachem Atzmon, convicted in Israel in 1996 for campaign finance fraud, and his business partner Ezra Harel, took over management of security at the Boston and Newark airports when their company ICTS bought Huntleigh USA in 1999. UAL Flight 175 and AA 11, which allegedly struck the twin towers, both originated in Boston, while UAL 93, which purportedly crashed in Pennsylvania, departed from the Newark airport. The convicted Israeli criminal Atzmon also controls and operates the German port of Rostock on the Baltic Sea.

Some 9/11 victims‚ families brought lawsuits against Huntleigh claiming the security firm had been grossly negligent on 9-11. While these relatives have a right to discovery and to know what Huntleigh did or did not do to protect their loved ones on 9-11, Huntleigh, along with the other security companies, was granted complete congressional protection in 2002 and will not be called to account for its actions on 9-11 in any U.S. court.

Atzmon, a convicted criminal, political ally and co-defendant of Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, was directly responsible for passenger and airline security at Boston's Logan Airport, whence the two airliners which struck the World Trade Center originated.

Olmert's relationship with Atzmon and the failed airport security of 9/11 is obviously more than coincidental yet the controlled press in the United States has failed to investigate this Israeli link to the terror attacks as it has with so many other links.

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To find out what is currently happening in Gaza as seen from the Palestinian side a visit at http://www.imemc.org/ is highly recommended. Lots of news censored or unreported by the Western media is available there such as...

Israeli troops killed four Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, 28 killed since Thursday
http://www.imemc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19850&Itemid=1
Palestinian medical and security sources in the Gaza Strip reported on Friday that Israeli soldiers stepped-up their military assaults in the Gaza Strip and killed three residents, a fourth resident died of wounds sustained on Thursday in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The sources stated that three Palestinians were killed in Beit Lahia town, in the Gaza Strip, after the Israeli soldiers fired at dozens of houses in Al Isra' neighborhood. The three Palestinians were killed in two separate air strikes; their bodies were severely mutilated. Also, the army launched several air strikes in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, while tanks and armored vehicles advanced in Beit Lahia. Meanwhile, a fourth resident died of wounds suffered on Thursday during an air strike carried by the army in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Palestinian medical sources confirmed that twenty-eight Palestinians were killed since in less than twenty-four hours in seven air strikes in Beit Lahia. Most of the attacks took place in Al Salateen neighborhood, north of Beit Lahia. Several air strikes were carried in the Jabalia refugee camp, in the Gaza Strip. CLIP

IMAGINE SUCH A THING DONE BY A HEAVILY ARMED FOREIGN INVADING FORCE IN ANY EUROPEAN COUNTRY OR IN AMERICA AND THINK ABOUT HOW HORRIFIED THE WESTERN WORLD WOULD BE. AND YET THIS SAME HORROR IS PERPETRATED IN A SMALL, UTTERLY OPPRESSED COUNTRY CALLED PALESTINE AND HARDLY ANY VOICE IS RAISED IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AGAINST THIS INFAMY... PERHAPS THIS HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT U.S. TAXPAYER MONEY HAS PAID FOR IN LARGE PART THE ARMAMENTS USED TO KILL PALESTINIANS AND THAT MOST OF THE WESTERN MEDIA ARE EITHER CONTROLLED BY OR HEAVILY BIASED IN FAVOR OF THE JEWISH AND AMERICAN INTERESTS... THE FACT ALSO THAT U.S. FORCES HAVE SET A TERRIBLY BAD EXAMPLE BY DOING SO MUCH WORSE IN IRAQ HAS ALSO CONSIDERABLY RAISED THE HORROR THRESHOLD FOR MOST PEOPLE IN THE WEST THUS MAKING THE CARNAGE UNWORTHY OF SERIOUS MEDIA ATTENTION.




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From: "Mark Graffis" mgraffis@gmail.com>
Subject: Francis Boyle - MidEast Agenda: Oil, Dollar Hegemony & Islam
Date: 6 July 2006

Sent by Francis Boyle - July 5, 2006

Editor's Note: In light of Israel's military violence against Palestine, we produce below the transcript of Professor Francis Boyle's speech at the recent Perdana Global Peace Forum. Speaking on the neo-conservatives' middle-east agenda, the Professor gave sobering predictions on a likely scenario for the Middle East and for Muslims all around the world.

Full Text at http://www.perdana4peace.org/blog/?p=122#more-122

PERDANA GLOBAL PEACE FORUM 2006 PUBLIC LECTURE

"THE MIDDLE EAST AGENDA: OIL, DOLLAR HEGEMONY & ISLAM"

By PROFESSOR FRANCIS A. BOYLE

PUTRA WORLD TRADE CENTRE,
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
JUNE 22nd, 2006

CLIP

Indeed, from my research the war plans drawn up by the Pentagon for the war against Afghanistan were formulated as early as 1997. Enormous military forces fielded by that same U.S. Central Command, were already in and around and surrounding the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean before September 11. This war had been planned against Afghanistan. And armed, equipped, supplied, trained and war-gamed and ready to go. They just needed the pretext and that was September 11. Why? The United States wanted access to the oil and natural gas of Central Asia.

That had been a Pentagon objective since at least before the collapse of the Soviet Union in nineteen ninety-one. And the Nine Eleven attack gave them the pretext to make this major grab for the oil and gas of Central Asia. And they are there today with their bases, with their troops, in the surrounding countries in Central Asia. And of course in the process, obliterated, we don't even have an estimate of the Muslims in Afghanistan who were killed in the air bombardment, twenty, twenty five thousand, maybe more, and tens of thousands of others starved to death and still suffering today.

But that, as we know from all the records was only the first step in the process. They wanted to finish the job in Iraq. And so immediately after September 11, Bush ordered Rumsfeld to update and operationalize the plans for attacking and invading Iraq. It had nothing at all to do with weapons of mass destruction. We in the peace movement in America had been saying that all along. The United Nations had determined there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. These were lies designed to scaremonger the American people and Congress into supporting an illegal war of aggression, a Nuremberg crime against peace, against Iraq. And they told whatever lies and broke what international laws they had to break in order to attack Iraq.

And today the estimate, again we don't know. Perhaps two hundred thousand people in Iraq had been killed outright by the United States, Britain, its allies, Australia in Iraq. And again, most of them civilians. Clearly if you add up what United States government has done to Iraq from August of 1990, when it imposed the genocidal economic embargo until today. The United States and Britain have inflicted outright genocide on the Muslim and Christian people of Iraq and they are predominately Muslim as we know.

Now comes the third step in the Pentagon's pre-existing plan, to control and dominate the oil and gas resources of the Persian Gulf and Central Asia. It sounds a bit like the plan that Hitler and the Nazis had in the 1930's. Does it not? First go into Austria, then go into Czechoslovakia, then go into Poland. So first Afghanistan, then Iraq, and now Iran. And so now Iran is going to be the next victim of these outright criminals unless you and I can stop them.

Right now there are three aircraft carrier task forces in the Persian Gulf. And whenever they had put three aircraft carrier task forces over there, it's always to prepare for an attack. And according to Seymour Hersch, the award winning journalist, it will probably be an aerial bombardment, along the lines of what they did to Yugoslavia in 1999. As you remember there, seventy eight days of aerial bombardment by the United States and NATO with no authorization from the Security Council. Clearly illegal. Killing again, we don't know the exact number outright, four to five thousand innocent civilians. And targeting civilian infrastructure, all up and down, from which the people still suffer today. The use of depleted uranium ammunitions, outbreaks of cancer are documented today.

So this is what, is being planned right now as we speak; an attack upon Iran. Using jet fighter aircraft, fighter bombers, on these three aircraft carrier task forces, using cruise missiles on submarines and of course Israel will be involved and have a role to play, doing exactly what the Americans tell them to do. In addition, it appears that if they attack Iran, they will also attack Syria. Yesterday, if you heard President Bush's press conference in Vienna, he threatened Syria, right? There's no other word for it. He threatened Syria.

CLIP




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THIS IS A MUST READ FOR ALL CANADIANS!

Forwarded by Winifred Barton wbarton@reach.net> on 06 Jul 2006

From: http://www.commonground.ca/iss/0607180/cg180_Olson.shtml

July 5 2006

Thinking the unthinkable about Canada’s future: Is it time to start using the “f”word?

by Geoff Olson

In the eye-opening film Hoodwinked: The Myth of Free Trade, former Liberal prime minister John Turner reflects on the mid-’80s battle over the North American Free Trade Agreement. After a famous heated exchange with Brian Mulroney, Turner lost the battle for Canadian hearts and minds on the divisive trade issue – and their votes in the process.

Turner reflects on how, unlike most politicians, he had read the actual NAFTA agreement. After discovering an absence of binding agreements on such things as monopolies, antidumping, and labour standards, he decided the document had more to do with investment than “free trade.”

Cut to 20 years later. Iconic Canadian institutions like Hudson’s Bay and the Laurentian Hotel chain have disappeared into the deep pockets of foreign investors. Provincially, it’s more of the same. Texas-based Kinder Morgan owns BC’s gas delivery system. One third of the operations and services of BC Hydro, our most profitable public company, has been outsourced to Bermuda-based Accenture. The BC Medical Services Plan and Pharmacare are in the hands of American firms. The CEO of the privatized BC Ferries hails from the US, where he presided as vice-president of Covanta Energy, which filed for bankruptcy protection in 2001.

Neo-conservative apologists in academia and media continue to applaud the high levels of direct foreign investment, federally and provincially, even though the bulk of it is in takeovers and acquisitions. Foreign direct investment has more than doubled in Canada since 1990. The Ontario governments’ website boasts that “Canada puts no restrictions on the repatriation of capital or profit by foreign investors – one of the reasons the country attracts a high level of foreign investment.”

In a speech this January in Utah, former US vice-president Al Gore said “the election in Canada was partly about the tar sands projects in Alberta… and the financial interests behind the tar sands project poured a lot of money and support behind an ultra-conservative leader in order to win the election... and to protect its interests.” (Under Chapter 6 of NAFTA, Canada agreed to a “proportional sharing” provision. A fixed proportion of our energy supplies to the United States are guaranteed into the future. Even in the event of a national crisis, Canada cannot reduce the 65 percent of its oil and 61 percent of its natural gas which it now exports to the US.)

The suspicion that our nation is being bought out from underneath our feet, with complicit or ignorant silence of big media, appears to have little evidence to contradict it.

In fact, the disassembly of Canada is proceeding on several fronts simultaneously: economic, political, cultural and military. While South American nations are disengaging from the “Washington Consensus,” (the IMF/World Bank prescription for open markets described by critics as a Trojan horse for keeping poorer nations in economic servitude), Canada’s leaders are doing quite the opposite, bringing us into tighter orbit with the US. A number of informed commentators, among them former Progressive Conservative candidate David Orchard, Connie Fogal of the Canadian Action Party, Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians, and University of Ottawa economics professor Michel Chossudovsky, the overall plan appears to be nothing less than the elimination of Canada in all but name.

Citing publicly available documents, these critics foresee the replacement of Canadian public and private institutions with the cuckoo’s egg of a militarized, branch-plant economy, with many of the traditional social welfare roles of government either eliminated or outsourced to private contractors. It’s a choleric vision of a future that’s two parts Orwell and one part Huxley, with a shrunken middle class toiling under the thumb of a borderless corporate oligarchy, and monitored by unrestricted electronic surveillance.

In her paper The Metamorphosis and Sabotage of Canada, Connie Fogal writes “This union is planned, directed, organized and coordinated by unelected, unaccountable people of the military/industrial complex with a few academic apologists thrown in for good measure. It is being facilitated by all three elected governments. This is the same military/industrial complex that General Eisenhower warned against. This group is creating a despotic regime for the pursuit of their interest (rapacious greed and power) which is diametrically opposed to the needs and interests of the citizens in all three countries. Their plan is to make all of North America their power base acting in their interest only.”

Fogal doesn’t mince words on the elites’ end game for Canada. “It is the end of a nation. It is the end of decisions by ourselves over ourselves. It is a reduction of our standard of living: a decline of the middle class, an increase in poverty, homelessness and destruction of our social safety net. It is the militarization of the country. It is the creation of a police state.”

Extremist rhetoric from a fringe commentator? Whatever the overall nature of the game, it’s undeniable that over the past two decades, an alphabet soup of organizations and agreements have smoothed the path for Canada’s absorption into a single North American bloc, with public policy largely dictated by nonelected officials.

The Canadian Council of Chief Executives is the nation’s premier business association, composed of the top executives of 150 leading Canadian firms. Formed in 1976, the CCCE promulgated the development of the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement, and of the subsequent North American Free Trade Agreement. Concerned that fortress America might retreat within its own borders after 9/11, disrupting Canada-US trade, the organization successfully pressured Ottawa to bring Canadian military and security policies in line with those of the US. A “common security perimeter” serves interests that are not just economic. The CCCE’s petitioning had the enthusiastic endorsement of the military lobby.

According to Michael Chossudovsky, another piece of bureaucratic DNA for Canada’s militaristic mutation came with the formation of the Bi-National Planning Group. Accountable neither to the US Congress nor the Canadian Parliament, the BPG’s role transcended electoral governance, and as the name suggests, the BPG had members in both countries. The organization’s role was to negotiate Canada’s entry into the US Northern Command (Northcom). Its work now largely completed, BPG expired this spring and Canada is now positioned to sign on with Northcom.

Michel Chossusdovsky writes that “Canada’s participation in the Bilateral Planning Group and hence the Northern Command implies Canada’s acceptance not only of Star Wars, but of the entire US war agenda, requiring significant hikes in Canada’s defence spending. The latter are intended to fuel the military-industrial complex. Canada’s defence contractors are supportive of this process.”

One should not think of this as a partisan issue, or a phenomenon brought into being solely by the famously American-friendly Harper government. The federal Liberals have danced to this tune for some time, and the cross-border tango of mutual interests remains the same, even if the political venues have changed. It’s true that Prime Minister Chretien offered resistance to the more extreme aspects of this wheeling and dealing, as did Paul Martin (ie refusing to join in Star Wars and the war in Iraq), but it also appears the leaders’ public antiwar stance proved incompatible with the overall pursuit of economic and military ties with the US.

The Independent Task Force for North America, organized by the business elites of the US, Mexico and Canada, was lead by Canada’s own former Liberal deputy prime minister, John Manley. Last spring, Manley’s task force released its Trinational Call for a North American Economic and Security Community by 2010. A united continental bloc will share a common approach to trade, energy, immigration, law enforcement and security.

Also in March of 2005, Prime Minister Martin, President Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox signed the Security and Prosperity Partnership agreement, which is the general agreement on “deep integration’ between the US, Canada and Mexico. According to Fogal, the leaders then assigned three cabinet ministers in their respective countries to implement the deal, among them David Emerson, then Liberal minister of industry.
Emerson’s bureaucratic role in the US-Canada relationship may explain his high value to the Harper government, if indeed his role transcends any partisan considerations. His primary role may be not so much governmental as extra-governmental. This offers an explanation for Emerson’s change of allegiance from Liberal to Conservative within hours of the federal election. Hence his shock at the post-election outcry from his nominal constituents, who had the audacity to believe that voting means something.

The meeting of the “Three Amigos” in Cancun last March (Bush, Fox, and Harper in his Empire-friendly military jacket) was simply more of the same. The media focused on the photo ops, while politely failing to mention the particulars of the meeting. The silence was in large part due to the fact that deep integration is proceeding with the ignorance of most elected representatives. According to Jerome R. Corsi in a report in WorldNetDaily.com, working groups in all three nations are busy turning the Security and Prosperity Partnership agreement into reality. Determining the names of the officials involved in the working groups has proved to be difficult.

So is this all just a conspiracy theory, a paranoid extrapolation from the US/Canada “business-as-usual? Corsi refers to a task report by The Council on Foreign Relations which presented a blueprint for expanding the SPP agreement into a North American Union that would merge the US, Canada and Mexico into a superstate/trading bloc. “The CFR task force report called for establishment of a common security border perimeter around North America by 2010, along with free movement of people, commerce and capital within North America, facilitated by the development of a North American border pass that would replace a US passport for travel between the US, Canada and Mexico.”

“Also envisioned by the CFR task force report were a North American court, a North American inter-parliamentary group, a North American executive commission, a North American military defense command, a North American customs office and a North American development bank.”

Sceptics may ask, so what’s is the big deal? Canada has to be “competitive” in the New World Order, and if lumbering dinosaurs like The Hudson’s Bay Co. can’t compete with neighborhood-nuking behemoths like Wal-Mart, you can’t stop globalization, right? And if we join the US missile defence shield and sign on to Northcom, don’t we stand to benefit from shared security? Again, we are being offered the polarities of economic stagnation versus global competitiveness, and civil rights versus police state safety – even though these represent false choices manufactured for us. Once we join Northcom, according to University of Ottawa economics professor Michel Chossudovsky, Canada’s “borders will be controlled by US officials and confidential information on Canadians will be shared with Homeland Security.” The bi-national arrangements will allow US troops and special forces to enter Canada, he says. “ Canadian citizens can be arrested by US officials, acting on behalf of their Canadian counterparts, and vice versa.”

In this respect, the difference between the federal Liberals and Conservatives on these matters is one of degree rather than kind, although Chretien’s principled stand on Iraq looked better than the knees-to-the-floor submissiveness of our current crop of Quislings. Ottawa’s new regime has an enthusiasm for US domestic/foreign policy that is startling in its transparency. Harper has abanoned Kyoto, spoken of Canada’s “activist judges,” resumed the attack on gay marriage, barred reporters from photographing caskets returning from Afghanistan, and picked up the habit of ending speeches with a Republican-like “God bless Canada.” At this stage in the game, the Tories appear to have little concern about making their intentions plain. Their apparent sense of immunity from the press and the people is in itself alarming.

Michael Chossudovsky asks if annexation of Canada is part of Bush’s military agenda. If anything, it is annexation by committee. The absorption of Canada into a North American superstate is happening incrementally, although it has sped up considerably in the past few years. There is no need for Bradley fighting vehicles to roll across the border. With the thorough integration of the Canadian and US economies through NAFTA, and a common military command and control structure, Canadian sovereignty will cease to exist by definition.

Only political players like Fogal and David Orchard are discussing abandoning NAFTA, allowed in the agreement itself by either nation with six month’s notice. So why have none of the major parties touched on the issue of deep integration during the election campaign, or afterwards in the House of Commons? Even the NDP has taken a strangely see-no-evil, speak-no-evil stance. The silence not only hightlights the high-level secrecy surrounding deep integration, It also speaks volumes of our traditional political parties and the sorry state of our big media. There is very little debate in print, policy circles and in Parliament over the common security perimeter, or the mooted North American border pass with biometric identifiers. A single economic space, at last freed of all environmental and labour constraints, seems to have all the appearances of a done deal.

Yet the most worrying aspect of the regime change in Canada involves a threat to those much-vaunted “freedoms” that others supposedly hate us for.

In June, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day revealed that last year law enforcement agencies allowed their “helpers” to commit a broad spectrum of crimes. According to Vancouver Sun reporter Ian Mulgrew, these included “gun offences, passport forgery, counterfeiting, possession of stolen property, and theft over $5,000.” Mulgrew notes that “after 9/11, Canadian law enforcement agencies were given carte blanche to break the law if necessary… as it stands now, police, park wardens, fisheries officers, custom officials, jail guards and their agents are immune from prosecution for virtually anything short of obstructing justice, non-consensual sex or violence.” And abuses of power aren’t likely to go reported, due to the all-purpose rationale of “security.” Incredibly, the February 2002 immunity law is still on the books. With the recent arrests of alleged terrorists in Toronto, there will undoubtedly be greater enthusiasm to enlarge police powers at the municipal and provincial levels.

If you still doubt the depth of Canada’s transformation, consider how quickly our role in Afghanistan went from “peacekeeping” to an open-ended, indefinite war in Central Asia against the “destable murderers and scumbags” described by General Rick Hillier. The General told The Globe and Mail “this is a 10 year mission – minimum.” Yet one ever asked the electorate if the expansion of our military role overseas was desirable or even sensible. In the House of Commons, MPs were allowed only one “note-taking” debate on the matter, with no opportunity to vote. This is not the behaviour of representative democracy, but rather of a totalitarian-lite proxy state.

Manipulating people by fear and uncertainty is a time-tested way to get democratic citizens to deconstruct their own civil institutions, and quietly assume the roles of prisoners and prison guards. Is it time to start using the “f” word for both Canada and the US? As we look into the political abyss, are we seeing the darkening signs off fascism?

mwiseguise@yahoo.com

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See also:

What More Could We Give You, Mr. Bush?
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/070606H.shtml
Maude Barlow argues that Canada's Conservative government has already made more than enough concessions to the aggrandizing United States.

N.A.F.T.A. SUPERHIGHWAY BEGINS CONSTRUCTION NEXT YEAR (July 4, 2006)
http://www.newswithviews.com/Kress/joe6.htm
“Quietly, but systematically, the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA 10 lane super highway, four football fields wide through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth. Minn. [Read]Unbeknownst to the general public because of a “George W. edict” we became a part of the North American Union. Sieg Heil!“This plan appears to have been assembled under the watchful eye of U.S government agencies, dozens of state agencies, and scores of private non-governmental organizations working behind the scenes to create this NAFTA super highway, despite the lack of comment by President Bush. The American public is largely asleep to this key piece of the coming North American Union that government planners in the new trilateral region of the United States, Canada and Mexico are about to drive into reality” (Quoted from article by Jerome R Corsi in Human Events, posted January 12, 2006).The road is to be electronically checked only by the new “SENTRI” system. There is confidence in the security of the system because it will be located at off ramps and along the parallel pipelines for it entire length and it will be four football fields wide, according to Mr. Corsi’s report. The intent is to eventually run the road through Central and South America.No doubt, many key politicians, government bureaucrats and key Non-Government Organizations elite players were fully aware of this end run, but few in the general public even now have a clue that all this discussion about open borders is of little consequence, since the trilateralists headed by the Ford, Carter, H.W. Bush Administrations, the Clinton Administration und auch das Führer George W. gemeingefährlich Verwaltung are facilitators for their masters’ goals through this key component of physically linking a mega-highway from the tip of Chili to the northern most points of commerce in Canada. The long planned purpose is to implement the New World Order of borderless countries throughout the hemispheres. (...) The road’s environmental impact will be mind-boggling as well as devastating. Wetlands and forests will forever be cemented over. Corsi reported that the next tier of Interstate 69 to be scheduled crosses through Indiana and will provide a direct connection between Indianapolis and Evansville. In this stretch alone, 1150 acres of forests and the destruction of 300 acres of wetlands won’t even take into account the sprawl and development of the once peaceful area around the highway. Those farmers, environmentalists, hunters and businesspeople aware of the plan have made their complaints known in major Indiana newspapers against the proposed highway. CLIP




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Forwarded by Bill Derau tanchu@olypen.com> on July 6

Cancun Summit Mandated The North American Union by 2007
                                
President's actions have gone unchallenged by Congress!

Summary

The Cancun Summit produced the Leaders Joint Statement of March 31, 2006. http://tinyurl.com/pdzlk

It mandated six action points to insure that the North American Union be in place before the end of the year.

The North American Union is the creation of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) which established totally new state corporate rule over the entire North American Continent. http://tinyurl.com/eey4x

II. The Leaders Joint Statement of March 31, 2006 http://tinyurl.com/pdzlk presented six action points to insure that the North American Union be in place before the end of the year:

1) Establishment of a Trilateral Regulatory Cooperative Framework
The leaders said: We affirm our commitment to strengthen regulatory cooperation in this and other key sectors and to have our central regulatory agencies complete a "trilateral regulatory cooperation framework" by 2007.

2) Establishment of the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC)
The NACC is to be the council, junta of business executives and government ministers, who make recommendations for executive action.

3) Provision for North American Emergency Management
Develop a common disaster response, for events whether natural or man-made; and there will be coordinated training and exercises, with the participation of all levels of government in all countries.

4) Provision for Avian and Human Pandemic Influenza Management
Develop a comprehensive, science-based and coordinated approach within North America to avian influenza and human pandemic influenza management.

5) Development of North American Energy Security
Collaborate amongst business executives and governmental agencies for energy security.

6) Assure Smart, Secure Borders North American Borders
Establish checkpoints at borders; develop the North American trusted traveler program and provide a trilateral network for the protection of judges and officers.

III. The North American Union Is The Plan For Global Governance Of The Entire Continent

1) Global governance is the application of universal principles of democracy, order, security and prosperity. Global governance combines state power and corporate resources for rule over the people; it is this state corporatism that directs domestic and foreign policy.

2) The Cancun Summit's Leaders Statement shows that global governance is being installed via democratic institutions consisting of meetings, summits, councils and working groups; these replace constitutional law and statute law.
Leaders set policy at meetings http://tinyurl.com/eh8l5
and summits http://tinyurl.com/fzu2x
Then councils http://tinyurl.com/ej2r3
and working groups http://tinyurl.com/n9q8c
consisting of governmental ministers and businesses executives establish deep integration of government with industry, commerce and trade -- these provide the infrastructure for new governance. National sovereignty is sacrificed as the interests of the region rise in pre-eminence.

3) Global Governance is synonymous with Tyranny, meaning rule from above. The Age of Tyranny began March 23, 2005 when President George Bush signed the SPP thereby abrogating the US Constitution, signing away America's National Sovereignty and committing the US to a region of state corporate governance. http://tinyurl.com/r42wp

The President's actions have gone unchallenged by Congress!

Since the President's word, will and way have become the law of the land (and the continent), The Liberty Bell and The US Flag have been retired. http://tinyurl.com/lykgc

4) The Trilateral Regulatory Cooperation Framework = The Executive Branch Of The Forth Coming N. American Government. No specifics were given on this "framework"; one must assume the "framework" is Doublethink http://tinyurl.com/omyu4 for the Executive Branch of tyrannical state corporate rule; the Executive Branch is complimented by NORTHCOM, the Military Law Enforcement Branch http://tinyurl.com/hmfhj, and the NAFTA Tribunal, the Commerce Judiciary. http://tinyurl.com/myecx

Action point six listed above provides for a trilateral network for the protection of judges and officers; one must assume that the judges will be given physical protection from people who might express hostility to the introduction and administration of global governance.

The SPP http://tinyurl.com/rofvg made use of the word stakeholders, councils and working groups, these recommend policy for Executive Action. Thus, the US Congress is largely an irrelevant body -- it is a relic of a bygone era. The SPP is the document for a secure, prosperous and orderly North American Homeland. The three presidents and their Trilateral Regulatory Cooperation Framework are the ruling body in the North American Union.

5) The NACC was actually put in place 6-14-2006 http://tinyurl.com/rpyrh The NACC will be "NAFTA on Steroids".

6) Just as the "911 terrorist incident" http://tinyurl.com/mvbl5 and "so called international terrorism" http://tinyurl.com/ljns6 led to military involvement in Iraq, a soon coming continental-wide emergency such as a currency devaluation, a shortage of gasoline due to a conflict with Iran or the outbreak of pandemic bird flu http://tinyurl.com/qroe6 will require that NORTHCOM deploy the military, global peacekeepers and Blackwater USA security guards http://tinyurl.com/q2ee9 under the terms of the terms of the SPP, for the Homeland's Security and Order. http://tinyurl.com/pu4kn

Here are various articles suggesting that a pretext will be used to install state corporate rule over America:

6a) Bird Flu Quarantine: Pretext For A Globalist Martial Law Takeover Of America? http://tinyurl.com/s6t6c

6b) Urban Warfare Training Exercises: Practice For Martial Law Troop Deployment? http://tinyurl.com/z54sf

6c) Neocons Build World Army To Subdue Hotspots And North America. http://tinyurl.com/rjr7y

7) The trusted traveler program, mentioned in action point six, is the foundation for what will become an "internal travel permit" program http://tinyurl.com/s94v9 whereby one presents papers for travel within the Union -- within the Homeland.

8) Action point number three above mandates coordinated training and exercises for emergency management with the participation of all levels of government in all countries. Such a training exercise took place as reported by the The-Free Lance-Star article 'Police Training Guard' dated 6-21-2006 where thirty five of Fredericksburg's Army National Guard members received urban assault training from eight members of Fairfax County's SWAT team. The police officers drilled members of Alpha Company, 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion--formerly the 229th Engineer Battalion--in techniques they use in urban, and suburban, scenarios. The group trained at Fort Pickett's MOUT, or Military Operation Urban Terrain section. It's a cluster of white concrete buildings built to simulate a neighborhood in Baghdad or Kabul -- a manufactured ghost town. Here they practiced commands such as Police! Get Down. The police officers remained humble while training the unit; they said they were honored to work with the soldiers. http://tinyurl.com/l2bgv

Such a training exercise corrupts the National Guard in two way: First, the training is a subterfuge for what is really taking place: that being creeping tyranny to build the "homeland security state infrastructure" to control the people. Secondly the training destroys the ethic and underlying principle of historical law, that being, the Posse Comitatus Act. This is the U.S. statute prohibiting the use of "armed force" for law enforcement; its intent, purpose and application described quite well by Libertarian Gene Healy in 'What of Posse Comitatus' http://tinyurl.com/f963p

9) The institution of the North American Union manifests the Straussian philosophy of the Bush administration http://tinyurl.com/pz3qu which is based upon the University Of Chicago Professor, Leo Strauss who taught that "philosopher kings" arise; these elite Few are to rule over the vulgar Many.




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Forwarded by Ricardo Ocampo redluz@cableonline.com.mx> on July 6

BUSH TEAM HELPS RULING PARTY 'FLORIDIZE' MEXICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

http://www.gregpalast.com/stealing-mexico

by Greg Palast

Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller, "ARMED MADHOUSE: Who's Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats Bush Sinks, the Scheme to Steal Œ08, No Child's Behind Left and other Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class War."

Friday, June 30 - GEORGE Bush's operatives have plans to jigger with the upcoming elections. I'm not talking about the November Œ06 vote in the USA (though they have plans for that, too). I'm talking about the election this Sunday in Mexico for their Presidency.

It begins with an FBI document marked, "Counterterrorism" and "Foreign Intelligence Collection" and "Secret." Date: "9/17/2001," six days after the attack on the World Trade towers. It's nice to know the feds got right on the ball, if a little late.

What does this have to do with jiggering Mexico's election? Hold that thought.

This document is what's called a "guidance" memo for using a private contractor to provide databases on dangerous foreigners. Good idea. We know the 19 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the Persian Gulf Emirates. So you‚d think the "Intelligence Collection" would be aimed at getting info on the guys in the Gulf.

No so. When we received the document, we obtained as well its classified appendix. The target nations for "foreign counterterrorism investigation" were nowhere near the Persian Gulf. Every one was in Latin America - Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico and a handful of others.

Latin America?! Was there a terror cell about to cross into San Diego with exploding enchiladas?

All the target nations had one thing in common besides a lack of terrorists: each had a left-leaning presidential candidate or a left-leaning president in office. In Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez, bete noir of the Bush Administration, was facing a recall vote. In Mexico, the anti-Bush Mayor of Mexico City, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was (and is) leading the race for the Presidency.

Most provocative is the contractor to whom this no-bid contract was handed: ChoicePoint Inc. of Alpharetta, Georgia. ChoicePoint is the database company that created a list for Governor Jeb Bush of Florida of voters to scrub from voter rolls before the 2000 election. ChoicePoint's list (94,000 names in all) contained few felons. Most of those on the list were guilty of no crime except Voting While Black. The disenfranchisement of these voters cost Al Gore the presidency.

Having chosen our President for us, our President's men chose ChoicePoint for this sweet War on Terror database gathering. The use of the Venezuela's and Mexico's voter registry files to fight terror is not visible - but the use of the lists to manipulate elections is as obvious as the make-up on Katherine Harris‚ cheeks.

In Venezuela, leading up to the August 2004 vote on whether to re-call President Chavez, I saw his opposition pouring over the voter rolls in laptops, claiming the right to challenge voters as Jeb's crew did to voters in Florida. It turns out this operation was partly funded by the International Republican Institute of Washington, an arm of the GOP. Where did they get the voter info from?

In that case, access to Venezuela's voter rolls didn't help the Republican-assisted drive against Chavez, who won by a crushing plurality.

In Mexico this Sunday, we can expect to see the same: challenges of Obrador voters in a race, the polls say, is too close to call. Not that Mexico's rulers need lessons from the Bush Administration on how to mess with elections.

In 1988, the candidate for Obrador's Party of the Democratic Revolution (PDR), who opinion polls showed as a certain winner, somehow came up short against the incumbent party of the ruling elite. Some of the electoral tricks were far from subtle. In the state of Guerrero, the PDR was leading on official tally sheets by 359,369. Oddly, the official final count was 309,202 for the ruling party, only 182,874 for the PDR. Challenging the vote would have been dangerous. Two top officials of Obrador's party were assassinated during the campaign.

Crucial to the surprise victory of the ruling party was the introduction of computer voting machines and the centralization of voter databases. Observer Andrew Reding of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs reported that ruling party operatives had special access codes denied the opposition.

Whether the US "War on Terror" lists will find a use in Sunday's election, we cannot know. But the use of American government resources to interfere in south-of-the-border campaigns is an open secret. The GOP's International Republican Institute has run training sessions for the PAN youth wing, funded by US taxpayers through the "National Endowment for Democracy."

Foreign - that is, American - interference in political campaigns is a crime. That didn't stop Team Bush. However, when the theft of its citizen files was discovered, Argentina threatened to arrest ChoicePoint contractors until the company returned the tapes - and Mexico's attorney general did in fact arrest the ChoicePoint data thieves to avoid his party from looking too much the stooge of its Washington patron. Whether George Bush gave back his copy, no one will say.

Wholesale theft is expected on Sunday in forms both subtle and brutal. How the US‚ purloined "counterterrorism" lists will be used, we don't know. We are certain however, that the Administration did not siphon off these Latin voter files to fight a War on Terror. It appears, rather, part of the Bush Administration's and GOP's hemispheric War on Democracy - along a battle line which runs from Florida to Ohio to Juarez.

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For as-it-happens reporting on the Mexican election, check www.GregPalast.com for dispatches from our team investigator Special Correspondent Matt Pascarella with video journalist Rick Rowley in Mexico City.

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See also:

Mexico Election Vote Count Begins Today Under Cloud of Uncertainty
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/070506R.shtml
The credibility of Mexico's electoral process was thrown into question when the head of Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute (IFE), Luis Carlos Ugalde, acknowledged that as many as four million votes had not been counted in the preliminary vote count that began after the polls closed on Sunday.




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From: "Kathleen Roberts" weerkhr@pacbell.net>
Subject: Boylan: Love Vs. Victory
Date: 6 July 2006

I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts on this.

Kathleen

Friends and Star Kids,

I share this dialogue as possibly of broad public interest.

- Richard Boylan, Ph.D.

Dr. B ~ My perception of the "Cosmic Law of Love" is that Lightworkers who immerse themselves completely - without reservation or doubt - in the energy of "unconditional love even for their enemies" hold the vibration necessary to actually disarm them.
I'm interested in your view on this.
Goodwill to you,
T. 

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T.,

It is my understanding that love is separate from the agenda of disarming an adversary.

Unconditional love of all is a good thing, easier said than done, especially when dealing with the heart of darkness, which is the wellspring of the Cabal. Of course such unconditional love, when genuinely attained, puts one in fusion with the modality of Source.

Yet, it is easy to misunderstand "unconditional love". Does it mean so loving your enemies that you love them together with their evil behavioral choices? No. Not if you are in synchrony with Source. Light and dark do not commingle.

Unconditional love of good people is easy. They draw forth such love.

Unconditional love of the evil-choosers and evil-doers is trickier. You can love that of the evil-doers which at its core is of Source's creation: such as their consciousness, and their spiritual potential (unrealized). But this does not mean loving that which is their conscious choice against Source: their twisted behavioral repertoire, and their culture of pseudo-Satanist narcissism.

As for pure love disarming the Cabal, do you really think that your spiritually-correct love extended towards Cabal types has the power to turn off their psychotronic weapons? To cancel the standing orders they have emplaced with double-agent military-intelligence troops to take down anyone in the Cabal's way? To stop their momentum of chasing their next $trillion and crushing anyone who "dares" to get in their way? Are you imagining that you have an authorization to act against their bad choices: an "authorization" which even Spirit does not exercise, given the Spiritual Law of the Freedom of Man (free will)?

It is well to not get seduced by pleasing-sounding metaphysical sophistries that one finds floating around the Internet. Would you believe that some of these deceptive sophistries are even placed into Internet circulation by Cabal psychological-warfare operatives?

Love is good, but holding people morally responsible for their actions is loving them in a real way which gets beyond sentimental love.

in the light,

Richard Boylan, Ph.D.




ELOQUENT AND CONVINCING PLEA FOR FULL ET DISCLOSURE

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From: "Lise Jacques" lisejacques@gmail.com>
Date: 29 Jun 2006
Subject: UFOs have no basis in reality!!

Last month British Defense Ministry released a top secret report which came to the conclusion that UFOs had no basis in reality. With over 70 crash retrievals, millions of sightings each year many of which involved prominent people and the photographs and video tapes that followed one would have to come to one of two conclusions. One it is a cover-up most likely inspired by the "Honorable" Paul Hellyer former defense minister's public comments concerning the undeniable reality of UFOs. The second option is these inept investigators are totally out of the loop and do not have a clue as to what is going on in the black ops around the world. A six year old could get on the Internet and do a better investigation especially if they typed in UFOs over Mexico where literally hundreds of ships have been sighted and filmed over major cities. The report is an open display of ignorance and very embarrassing when one takes into account these people are in charge of gathering information and defending their country. I would be insulted if I were a citizen of the crown and demand these people are replaced by honorable, competent intelligent servants of the people.

The cover-up is not just in America. By the way all those crop circles, some up to a mile long, which show extremely high physics and geometry made in seconds did not even factor into the report. I am sure they have an answer for them such as renegade bugs, gophers, smart wind or swarms of whacky surveyors with antigravity suits leaving no footprints. Yes these are the men/women we depend on to protect our borders and skies and keep us safe. These are the best of the best, cream of the crop elite top gun men and women which stand between us and those that threaten the civilized world, truth, justice and the American way.

The truth of the matter is a Times/CNN poll stated that over 80% of the people believe UFOs exist and there is a government cover-up. NASA, SETI, and other agencies are under government constraints and all information concerning UFOs has a higher clearance than nuclear weapons all of which must be cleared through NSA before release to the public where it dies. There are good honorable people within all the agencies which want this information to come out yet the consequences of speaking about it will lead to dire consequences. Death bed confessions like General Corso and other top officials with high clearances are the only way the truth will come out. Judging by the Times/CNN poll and other polls the truth is already out and the cover-up is over. Any further denial only takes away what ever credibility these men/women and agencies have left within our governments. The Exopolitics and Disclosure projects with a list of top officials with the highest clearances are waiting for public hearings and a release from their oaths of secrecy concerning UFOs, It is a very impressive list along with their stories of a long history of UFO encounters and crash retrievals. For our government and its agencies to save whatever credibility they have left it would be wise to end the cover-up, allow these courageous individuals to testify in open hearings. It is what the majority of the people want and majority rules in a true republic or democracy. If you want to know the truth about UFOs go to the ancient Vedas. They describe the ships in detail; some are physical ships, some energy, while others consist of magnetized light or consciousness. According to these ancient texts there are over 400,000 humanoid species throughout the universe. The frescos with UFOs on churches throughout Europe and almost every culture have records of interactions with the heavens and heavenly ships. This is nothing new.

The Tibetan Lamas are very aware of the off world visitors and their remote viewers said in the future these benevolent, spiritually and technologically advanced off worlders will be instrumental in saving humanity from total self destruction. Reason this; it is only logical to assume these off world visitors known as the greater family of man are interstellar, interdimensional and millions if not billions of years ahead of us in evolution. They have transcended all disease, have the clean fueless technology to restore the environment and obviously have found a way to live peacefully throughout the cosmos. In the interest of National Security is it wise to try to shoot them down and steal the technology to use it in the war industry on manufactured threats? They are far superior, come and go as they wish, can blink in and out of existence make right angle turns at several thousand miles and hour and if they wished could turn this planet into a cinder. One ship could take out all of our military bases in moments. Would it not be in the interest of National Security to make peace with them, ask for their protection if there was a malevolent ET out there and use their vast knowledge and technology for peaceful means?

Universal Peace, the ending of disease and the restoration of the environment are in the interest of National Security. Everything else is in the interest of profit and greed at the expense of humanity and the Earth. It is a disservice to the people and serves only a select few, the elite. Yet does it serve the elite considering the karmic backlash and their light review in their passing where they will stand before a higher authority and observe all of their actions and feel all the pain, suffering and suppression meted out to others. I would not want to be in their shoes upon their passing or in the days to come when the unknown is made known, no rock is left unturned and all will be exposed to the light of truth. There is but one choice of wisdom and that is to serve in the awakening and healing of humanity and the Earth. Disclosure will come from the skies, it is already underway and it is Gods plan that we live in harmony with each other, the environment and the greater family of man throughout the cosmos. Be well

James Gilliland
http://www.eceti.org/

Lets see if the press will release this report, pass it far and wide.




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