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.[209] Blocking the NSA, America’s Fracked Up, Drone Bombing Americans, Busting Immigration Myths . breakingtheset

July 25, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfeCUnW1-V0

Published on Jul 24, 2013

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Blocking the NSA, Fracking Up America, Drone Bombing US Citizens, Busting Immigration Myths, Revoking Citizenship before Execution

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin reports on a congressional amendment to the 2014 Defense Appropriations Bill that would have brought an end to the NSA’s blanket gathering of phone records. Abby then talks to Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen’s energy program, about the dangerous side effects of fracking, and whether or not supporters of the practice are right about hydraulic fracturing being a good alternative to dirty energy. Abby then remarks on a letter written by the grandfather of Abdurrahman al Awlaki, a 16 year old US citizen who was killed by a US drone strike in Yemen in 2011, which calls for accountability from the US government for murdering his grandson. Abby then talks to RT Correspondent Meghan Lopez, about the latest version of Immigration reform legislation being nicknamed the ‘border surge’, and what the many misconceptions that are propagated about the issue in the US. BTS wraps up the show with a look at UK government’s practice of revoking citizenship of individuals deemed to be ‘persons of interest’, citing two cases where subjects were stripped of citizenship and assassinated by US drones.

Fracking Tory Criminals . swilliamism·

July 20, 2013

Published on Jul 19, 2013

Lets play ‘reflect a rectangle onto your face’, yay i win 🙂 also there is a man trying to bend a street lamp at 6:32

Category Nonprofits & Activism

Rappoport connects the dots re: Congress, the Military Industrial Complex, NSA, endless war, and of course, what fuels the whole stinkin’ mess: BLACKMAIL

June 29, 2013

“Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield”, Jeremy Scahill, Rand Paul, ReasonTV

http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com/videos/police-state/jeremy-scahills-dirty-wars-the-world-is-a-battlefield.html

Scahill Investigates the Way America Conducts
its Covert Wars in the Post-9/11 World

ReasonTV
June 13, 2013

Jeremy Scahill, National Security Correspondent for The Nation, is the author of the best-selling new book “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield” and the writer, producer and subject of an award-winning documentary of the same name, which goes into wide theatrical release this week.

Scahill sat with Reason’s Matt Welch for an extended conversation about the book and movie, which thoroughly investigate the way America conducts its covert wars in the post-9/11 world, and how Barack Obama’s embrace of drone strikes, rendition and targeted assassination have cemented the policies of the Bush Administration which declared the entire world “a battlefield.”

Other subjects discussed include Scahill’s skepticism of President Obama’s recent foreign policy “rethink” speech (14:00); how any adult male in a drone strike area is posthumously labeled a “suspected militant,” (16:15); the Department of Justice’s absurdly broad definition of an “imminent threat,” (20:15); the mysterious case of the American-born terror-advocating imam Anwar al-Alwaki, who was assassinated by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen (21:15); the “shameful” persecution of Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye, who was set to be pardoned and released by the government of Yemen until President Obama intervened (32:31); his disappointment in the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats for being “nowhere” on civil liberties (38:41); and his surprising credit to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) for his epic filibuster where he read into the Congressional record “for the first time ever…the names of U.S. citizens killed in operations authorized by President Obama.” (40:22)

About 41 minutes.

Produced by Anthony L. Fisher. Camera by Jim Epstein and Fisher.

MUSIC: “Dramamine” by Podington Bear (http://podingtonbear.com)

Go to http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/06/13/jeremy-scahill-dirty-wars for downloadable versions and subscribe to ReasonTV’s YouTube Channel to receive notification when new material goes live.

Lois Lane actor Margot Kidder pulls out of Superman screening at The Astor Theatre, St Kilda after being hit with pneumonia

June 26, 2013

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/movies/lois-lane-actor-margot-kidder-pulls-out-of-superman-screening-at-the-astor-theatre-st-kilda-after-being-hit-with-pneumonia/story-fni0bom1-1226669606677

SUPERMAN actor Margot Kidder has been forced to cancel an appearance at a special Melbourne screening of the film tonight after being rushed to hospital with pneumonia.
Kidder, who played Lois Lane in the Superman series, was due to take part in a Q and A session at The Astor Theatre in St Kilda.

The 64-year-old appeared at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Sydney on the weekend. She is being treated at St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst, where she was taken at midday.

SUPERMAN actor Margot Kidder has been forced to cancel an appearance at a special Melbourne screening of the film tonight after being rushed to hospital with pneumonia.
Kidder, who played Lois Lane in the Superman series, was due to take part in a Q and A session at The Astor Theatre in St Kilda.

The 64-year-old appeared at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Sydney on the weekend. She is being treated at St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst, where she was taken at midday.

UPDATE! Latest “How To Fix The World” Movie LINKS

June 16, 2013

Hopegirl Blog Archives 2012-2015

LINKS TO WATCH THE MOVIE:

ALL LINKS UPDATED (YET AGAIN!) AT 1 AM EST June 16th.  (We kept putting the video up and they kept taking it down, and we wont stop putting it back up!)

On Youtube:
Part 1 Link: http://youtu.be/oCIhm0-H-O0

Part 2 Link: http://youtu.be/o1ny-5FDfIc

Part 3 Link http://youtu.be/aM7YpCoMRIw

OR on Vimeo

Part 1 https://vimeo.com/68460761

Part 2 https://vimeo.com/68427962

Part 3 https://vimeo.com/68449999

 

As you probably know by now youtube is doing funny things with our movie. And part 1 is banned in Germany. Our sincerest apologies, but leave us a message and we will skype the original files wherever they needs to go. Please don’t waste any time on this, it’s too important.

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This film is packed with heart felt power. It centers on the voices of the people of this planet and strives to present not only the REAL problems we all face, but the suppressed solutions…

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Fix the World Documentary, three parts, three hours

June 16, 2013

Naoto Kan – Fukushima Lessons for CA – Excerpt 1 . eon3·

June 6, 2013

Published on Jun 5, 2013

This is the first of 6 excerpts from the webcast ‘The Fukushima Nuclear Accident –
Lessons for California from then Prime Minister Kan and other distinguished speakers.’

In this segment, Mr. Kan relates his experiences and conclusions regarding the on-going Fukushima disaster and shares his views on the dangers of nuclear power.

The public forum, held June 4, 2013 in the San Diego City Council chambers, was organized by Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility and San Clemente Green, and webcast by av4b.com.

In addition to Prime Minister Kan (ably translated by Cathy Iwane) speakers included:
Gregory Jaczko, Former Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer, Fairewinds Associates; Peter A. Bradford, former member of the NRC; and Kendra Ulrich, Friends of the Earth nuclear expert.

Captured and re-posted by EON as a public service.

Category News & Politics

WeAreChange: Twelve Confrontations of Bilderberg 2012 . agarthas888

May 30, 2013

Published on Jun 1, 2012

These are the 12 videos released on May 31st
during the WeAreChange 12 hour Donation Drive
broadcast at Bilderberg 2012.

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1. Tony Blair (10am)
WeAreChange Proves Tony Blair Lied To Parliament About Bilderberg
2. Lawrence O’Donnell (11am)
MSNBC Lawrence ODonnell Too Lazy To Research Bilderberg
3. Alan Greenspan (12pm)
Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan Confronted on Bilderberg, Bohemian Grove
4. George Pataki (1pm)
Former NY Governor Pataki Lies About Attending Bilderberg with Rockefeller
5. Charlie Rose (2pm)
PBSs Charlie Rose Runs Away From Bilderberg Questions
6. Ted Turner (3pm)
CNN Founder Ted Turner Supports Population Reduction To 2 Billion
7. Henry Kissinger (4pm)
War Criminal Henry Kissinger confronted on Bilderberg and Mass Murder
8. Jill Abramson (5pm)
NY Times Editor-in-Chief Jill Abramson Runs From Bilderberg Question
9. Vernon Jordan (6pm)
Clinton Adviser Vernon Jordan on Bilderberg
10. Paul Wolfensohn (7pm)
Former World Bank President James Wolfensohn
11. Lou Dobbs and Paula Zahn (8pm)
FOXs Lou Dobbs on Bilderberg, New World Order
12. Lord Jacob Rothschild (9pm)
Lord Jacob Rothschild Confronted

Category Nonprofits & Activism

This is for Real . moldaris·

May 25, 2013

Uploaded on Oct 6, 2008

The truth is here.

Category Education

Fracking Industry Using Military Psychological Warfare Tactics and Personnel In U.S. Communities

May 24, 2013

By Good German on May 23, 2013 in News 0
Brendan Demelle wrote at DeSmogBlog back in 2011:

At the “Media & Stakeholder Relations: Hydraulic Fracturing Initiative 2011” conference last week in Houston, Matt Pitzarella, Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Range Resources, revealed in his presentation that Range has hired Army and Marine veterans with combat experience in psychological warfare to influence communities in which Range drills for gas.

As CNBC reported, Range spokesman Matt Pitzarella boasted to the audience:

“[“…looking to other industries, in this case, the Army and the Marines. We have several former PSYOPs folks that work for us at Range because they’re very comfortable in dealing with localized issues and local governments. Really all they do is spend most of their time helping folks develop local ordinances and things like that. But very much having that understanding of PSYOPs in the Army and in the Middle East has applied very helpfully here for us in Pennsylvania.”
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At that same conference, Matt Carmichael, External Affairs Manager at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, suggested three things to attendees during his presentation:

“If you are a PR representative in this industry in this room today, I recommend you do three things. These are three things that I’ve read recently that are pretty interesting.

“(1) Download the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Manual [audible gasps from the audience], because we are dealing with an insurgency. There’s a lot of good lessons in there, and coming from a military background, I found the insight in that extremely remarkable. (2) With that said, there’s a course provided by Harvard and MIT twice a year, and it’s called ‘Dealing With an Angry Public.’ Take that course. Tied back to the Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency [Field] Manual, is that a lot of the officers in our military are attending this course. It gives you the tools, it gives you the media tools on how to deal with a lot of the controversy that we as an industry are dealing with. (3) Thirdly, I have a copy of “Rumsfeld’s Rules.” You’re all familiar with Donald Rumsfeld — that’s kind of my bible, by the way, of how I operate.”
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Carmichael is also the former Senior Manager of External Communications for Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR), a subsidiary of Halliburton, which at one point had over 15,000 mercenaries placed in Iraq, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Counterinsurgency (COIN) Field Manual [PDF] devotes an entire chapter to PSYOPs, confirming its utility as a major element of a counterinsurgency campaign. The COIN manual is the current U.S. military doctrine in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

USE OF PSYOPs PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE ON U.S. CITIZENS IS ILLEGAL

PSYOPs is the military short-hand for “psychological operations,” used extensively in U.S. wars abroad, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. Much of this work is carried out by Army reserve personnel, who travel from village to village dropping leaflets and offering financial incentives in an attempt to convince residents not to support the insurgency. This often entails using psychological tactics to “win hearts and minds.”

As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported about PSYOPs in Iraq:

“…reservists in psychological operations typically do communications with the local folks. In the beginning, they distribute millions of leaflets and do loudspeaker broadcasts. They also spend a lot of time talking with people.”

The use of PSYOPs by active military personnel on U.S. citizens is illegal and a violation of the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948, as Michael Hastings of Rolling Stone explained in his February 2011 investigative story uncovering the fact that U.S. military generals had used PSYOPs on members of Congress. The Smith-Mundt act “was passed by Congress to prevent the State Department from using Soviet-style propaganda techniques on U.S. citizens.”

Hastings wrote in Rolling Stone:

“According to the Defense Department’s own definition, psy-ops – the use of propaganda and psychological tactics to influence emotions and behaviors – are supposed to be used exclusively on “hostile foreign groups.” Federal law forbids the military from practicing psy-ops on Americans, and each defense authorization bill comes with a “propaganda rider” that also prohibits such manipulation. “Everyone in the psy-ops, intel, and IO community knows you’re not supposed to target Americans,” says a veteran member of another psy-ops team who has run operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. “It’s what you learn on day one.” (emphasis added)

JAMES CANNON – RANGE PSYOPS SPECIALIST IN PA

Range’s dominance in the Marcellus fracked gas rush is hardly surprising – Range Resources was the first company to begin drilling for unconventional gas in the Marcellus Shale, back in 2004. Range says on its website that “In 2011, Range is directing 86% of its capital budget toward development drilling in the region.”

It certainly has every reason to protect that investment, but hiring an Army PSYOPs specialist?

Range Resources’ Local Government Relations Manager in Pennsylvania is James Cannon, a former Marine and Army Reservist whose unit conducted PSYOPs during Operation Iraqi Freedom. According to his personal website and LinkedIn page, Jim Cannon says he is still an active reservist with the 303rd Psychological Operations Company, who served under the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

One of his colleagues in the 303rd Psychological Operations Company discussed the unit’s PSYOP experiences in Iraq in April 2003. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, “Since October [2003], a massive public information campaign has been under way in Iraq. American and British planes have dropped 36 million leaflets in Iraq. They have distributed scores of solar-powered and hand-crank short wave radios with instructions for tuning in to Arabic-language broadcasts that urge cooperation with coalition troops. Trucks with loudspeakers have been used to spread the message that America is in Iraq to liberate, not to occupy the nation.”

What if the same techniques that the Army used to weaken the insurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan are being used by the gas industry to intimidate U.S. citizens in Pennsylvania? Of course they wouldn’t need the Black Hawk helicopters, the U.S. Postal Service can drop letters just fine. But the tactics of using financial incentives and disseminating propaganda designed to pit neighbor against neighbor?

Jim Cannon’s company Range Resources has deployed these PSYOP-inspired tactics in Pennsylvania, sending threatening letters to the citizens of Mt. Pleasant Township in hopes of dividing the community, and attempting to sway the township supervisors to do industry’s bidding.

Read more here.

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