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Free political prisoners

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Red Youth and Birmingham CPGB-ML supported the call of West Mids PSC to support a demo to raise awareness of the plight of political prisoner’s. The purpose was to raise the profile of Irish and Palestinian political prisoner’s in particular. Despite West Mids PSC declaring its support for the rally, it seems on the day the weather got the better of them. Perhaps a BBQ took precedence, or maybe some other vital work, like verbal masturbation at some University/college Professor’s house… maybe they were too busy spreading rumours of anti-semitism to other ultra-left, trotskyite groups who make out they are anti-racist/anti-imperialist. Either way, true anti-imperialists staged an excellent march and rally. Shame on those who profess their devotion to the liberation of the Palestinians but declare actual Palestinian revolutionaries and fighters against imperialism to be anti-semitic. These people whistle loud but are never seen out in Birmingham unless its a state-sponsored/TUC love-in.

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Subliminal Sex Messages and Pornography in Advertising and Cartoon

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ed note–we apologise ahead of time for some of the more sensitive images and themes presented in this video, but it is very important that people understand how prevalent and DELIBERATE the sexualization of society through the JMSM is.

 

ed note–we apologise ahead of time for some of the more sensitive images and themes presented in this video, but it is very important that people understand how prevalent and DELIBERATE the sexualization of society through the JMSM is.

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‘Death to Arabs’ spray painted on Jerusalem restaurant

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Restaurant in capital  systematically  suffers  attacks  by  teens  vowing  revenge for business’s employment of Arabs; graffiti found Sunday by employees

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The caption “Death to Arabs” was spray painted on the door of a Jerusalem restaurant Sunday, apparently due to the fact that the restaurant hires Arab employees.

Maor Ventura, a manger at the restaurant, said that on Saturday night, “at 1 am I closed the place. As the cameras show, 10 minutes later someone came in and sprayed the door. In the morning we realized it said ‘Death to Arabs.’ Police came by… and we went to file a complaint.’”

A cleaning crew from the municipality had cleaned the graffiti before police had arrived.

On Friday, a group of assailants made it to the area and threw stones at customers. “Within a minute, some 60 clients asked for their bill wanting to leave,” Ventura said, “and it was all based on racism, because we hire Arabs.”

He added that “approximately two months ago, on a Friday evening, a group of about eight to 10 religious guys came to the area, as our cook, mostly Arabs, were sitting outside. One of the teens realized the cook was an Arab and started to curse at him. The cook asked them to leave and then they started to beat him as they were crying out ‘Death to Arabs.’

“When we tried to break the fight, but they attacked us too, and vowed to take revenge on us for hiring Arabs,” Ventura noted, adding that the teens said that as long they continued to hire Arabs they will come back for revenge.

Muhamad, who works as a cook at the restaurant, told Ynet: “There is no explanation for this except racism, and that’s unfortunate. I’ve been working with Jews for years, and this is not the first time I’ve come across racism. I don’t think police are helping.”

The restaurant’s employees said that police were called in at every incident but that each time officers arrived after the assailants had left the scene. Police have yet to comment.

The Jerusalem municipality reported that the issue is under investigation and will be looked into in coordination with the police.

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Violent Clashes Shake Post-Morsi Egypt

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Mohamed Elmeshad: Beyond the violence, army and some business elite play interlocked role in bloody clashes –   

Violent Clashes Shake Post-Morsi Egypt
JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore.

In the aftermath of the ouster of President Morsi, there have been clashes all over Egypt. Many of them have turned violent, with officials reporting at least six deaths in Cairo.
 
Here to give us an update on the events is Mohamed ElMeshad. Mohamed is a Cairo-based independent journalist who wrote for Egypt Independent for two years. And he joins us now from Cairo.
 
Thanks for being with us, Mohamed.
 
MOHAMED ELMESHAD, JOURNALIST: Thanks, Jessica.
 
DESVARIEUX: So, Mohamed, my first question is really about these protests. And specifically I want to know what the army’s role is in all of these clashes. We have people coming out saying the army and the people are one, but not too far back in history the people were in the streets asking for the army to be ousted themselves and to put a democratically elected official in power. So what do you make of this? Are people really bonding with the army here?
 
ELMESHAD: Well, I mean, not too far before people’s discontent with the army, we were–I mean, people in Tahrir were also chanting the army and the people are one. And then it became the army and the police and the people are one.
 
So the history of the Egyptian people with the army is–in a sense it’s complicated, because when Nasser had his coup in 1952, or the free officers had their coup, they kind of cemented a relationship between the people and the army as one of [incompr.] between the people and the army, and also kind of a symbiotic–a mutual trust, in a sense.
 
So when the military stormed in or when the military came into the scene in the first 18 days of the uprising, there was a sense of relief, because it’s a popular army. It’s an army that–it’s a conscription army, so everyone knows someone who has served or is serving, mostly family.
 
What happened after the military took power and the supreme Council of the Armed Forces took power is people were trying to redefine their relationship with the army. There was the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which ruled the army, and people were always trying to differentiate on TV and even in print–there would always be a big differentiation between the leadership of the army and the people.
 
But to say that the people in general had a sensitive relationship with the army doesn’t really cover it, because most of the people had and still do have good feelings towards the army. It is mostly protesters and demonstrators who experienced a lot, a lot of discomfort from the army–and many would saydiscomfort is a very soft word to use, especially given what happened during some of the clashes with the army when they were in power. They are the ones who are looking back and saying, [incompr.] you know, this is not–we know not to trust them, we know what they’re capable of. Many Egyptians would say that this is just how the army operates, and when they intervene because of extraordinary circumstances, then that would always come with collateral damage because of the army’s way of being quick and direct and dealing with the situation without much diplomacy.
 
So their role now is that they are the leaders of the–I mean, they rule the streets. Police follow the army, and when clashes happen, they will invariably include the army, I mean, one way or the other, whether it’s the army going into secure with the police following or the army actually being a party in it.
 
DESVARIEUX: Okay. So let’s talk about the army’s relationship with people, a specific group of people, the business elite. Where is the commanding elite in all of this?
 
ELMESHAD: Well, the business elite–I mean, some–the army sometimes–the army could be seen as the business elite, given how large the army’s holdings are. Estimates go from 5 to 40 percent of how much the military owns of the Egyptian economy and how much the military operates. The military owns everything from steel and hardware manufacturing to pasta factories. They have a very established contracting company. They owned large swathes of real estate, prime real estate in Cairo, outside of Cairo, along the Red Sea, where any investor in tourism would kill to have that land.
 
So the army don’t really need to have an active relationship with the business elite, because they have their own businesses to run, untouchable businesses that are extrabudgetary. Whenever they need budgets, the military’s spending is either extrabudgetary or it’s not I itemized in the national budget. So their relationship would be political, I would say, is more pertinent now to the situation, because it [incompr.] the army back and [incompr.] the army be–stand behind.
 
DESVARIEUX: So let’s talk about the business elite’s relationship with Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. Can you describe a little bit about that relationship?
 
ELMESHAD: The business elite’s relationship with Morsi is tricky, because the NDP, the National Democratic Party, which was Morsi’s ruling party–which was (sorry) Mubarak’s ruling party, included many of Egypt’s largest businessmen. The Muslim Brotherhood also has pretty well-established and large businessmen. These businessmen were given–the NDP businessmen are given exclusive rights to many of the companies that were privatized. They were allowed to invest in areas that others weren’t allowed to investment in, such as some areas of telecom. There is a new telecom company that was formed. The third one after the first we had, Vodafone and Mobinil, included many of the National Democratic Party’s allies.
 
What happened after the Revolution, after the January 25 uprising, is that many of these people fled because of their ties to the Mubarak regime. [incompr.] largest and probably most–some say richest man in Egypt, Ahmed Ezz, was actually in charge of the National Democratic Party’s parliamentary bloc and their policymaking body. He’s in jail now. Other people, such as Hussein Salem, a close friend of Mubarak who was in charge of many of the gas deals and who was the middleman in the energy sector for many of the gas deals between Egypt and other countries, including Israel, he’s in Spain escaping persecution. So in the beginning there was a desire from the revolutionaries to have all of these people face trial, to have a lot of the deals that went through due to unfair practices or due to [incompr.] certain market failures that had to do with the political situation be looked into again and potentially reversed somehow.
 
But what happened was as the economy kept from drawing–I mean, 2012 we had close to 0 percent growth. Two thousand fifteen it’s getting better; however, it’s still very slow. Nothing’s really moving. The many people under–many of Morsi’s closest advisers said that maybe they should try and engage in reconciliation with these people and try and coax a lot of these businessmen back to Egypt just to get the economy rolling again. And there’s a lot of talk of offering them amnesty if they were on trial for–or like Hussein Salem were actually judged in absentia, convicted in abstentia, and just offering them amnesty and offering them a way back to get the economy moving. Now, the Brotherhood also have–like I was saying, they have large businesses and large industries. And there are a lot of–I wouldn’t say apolitical, but removed businessmen that exist in Egypt and are just waiting for things to calm down so they can get back to work.
 
DESVARIEUX: Okay. Well, we’ll certainly keep tracking this story. Thanks for joining us, Mohamed.
 
ELMESHAD: Thanks, Jessica.

DESVARIEUX: And thank you for joining us on The Real News Network.

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Refugees from Syria in Gaza Divided Over Assad

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Palestinian refugees who fled the Syrian civil war are split – Some support Assad, the others support the opposition – 

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Refugees from Syria in Gaza Divided Over Assad

YOUSEF ALHELOU, TRNN CORRESPONDENT, GAZA: A growing number of Palestinian refugees have come to Gaza to escape the two-year unrest in Syria. While most Palestinians are fleeing refugee camps in Syria headed to Lebanon, some of those who have relatives or connections in Gaza chose to flee to the tiny enclave. There is no official number yet for the people who managed to enter Gaza either via Egypt’s controlled Rafah land crossing or underground tunnels under Gaza-Egypt border, but the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) estimates the number to be around 800 people.
 
ADNAN ABU HASNA, UNRWA MEDIA ADVISER: If they are registered refugees, they will enjoy all the service from all the services that we provide to ordinary Palestine refugees, like, you know, education, health, [incompr.] program, food assistance, and everything. We are thinking also in the future to provide them with more, like fees for renting and something like that, but it just depends on the resources at UNRWA. If the resource is available, of course we will provide them with that.
 
ALHELOU: As confrontations between the Syrian regular army and opposition forces step up, the number of Palestinian refugees in Syria taking refuge in Gaza is on the rise. They chose Gaza because they have a better chance of getting entry, since the border between Gaza and Egypt is manned by Egyptians, unlike the more restricted crossings into the West Bank, which are controlled by Israel and closed to non-West Bank citizens. Israel denies the right of return to areas that are now inside Israel’s borders, but also into the West Bank. The refugees are not even allowed to pass through Israel as they flee for their lives from Syria.
 
Those refugees like Muhammad Shaikh, who spent 41 years in Syria, say that they have become refugees again after they have been displaced for the second time, firstly from Palestine, and then from Syria.
 
MUHAMMAD AL-SHAIKH, PALESTINIAN REFUGEE FROM SYRIA (VOICEOVER TRANSL.): For us, the Palestinian Nakba, or what is known as the catastrophe of 1948, is continuing, especially after the unrest in Syria. We Palestinians have become refugees another time. Some fled to Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, and those who have relatives in Gaza came here.
 
We flew from Damascus airport to Cairo, and from there we came to Gaza by taxi. We were forced to leave our homes due to the destruction and killing in Syria. We faced many obstacles, delays, and much suffering until we managed to reach Gaza. We are glad that we made it safely here, and now we started a new life. We know that Gaza often come under Israeli attacks, so for us the danger is not yet over. But at least we are in our homeland.
 
ALHELOU: For its part, the Ministry of Interior in Gaza grants them ID cards referring to their new status. However, some of them taking refuge in Egypt face difficult situations, where UNRWA does not operate.
 
Since the turmoil started in Syria about two years ago, at least 1,000 Palestinians have been killed in the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Some of those newcomers say they support the overthrow of all Arab regimes, including President Bashar Assad, while others support him and describe what is happening in Syria as a conspiracy led by the U.S., Israel, and some Arab countries.
 
ABU ALI AMODI, PALESTINIAN CITIZEN (VOICEOVER TRANSL.): What’s happening in Syria is an international conspiracy to destroy Syria for its political stances against imperialism and Zionism, and also because of its support for the resistance against the Zionist occupation forces. I’m certain that the Syrian people and the government will defeat this conspiracy. My daughter is still in Syria studying there despite the unrest. We support President Bashar Assad against the mercenaries who are destroying Syria.
 
UNIDENTIFIED: They stand for the Palestinian peoples. And for me it’s not standing against or with any political party in Syria. But we understand, because of the situation in Syria and the killing of many people, that the regime of Bashar al-Assad is having the full responsibility, because he’s ruling and he can take decisions easily–he can leave the country, he can step aside and leave the political scene. This would make the situation much better for people in Syria.
 
UNIDENTIFIED: I think the demands of the Syrian revolutions are demands that every single freedom-lover accepts. These demands include freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, freedom of thought, and social justice. And I think the Palestinians in particular, Palestinians in Gaza Strip, in the West Bank in 1948, and the diaspora have been fighting for human rights and democracy. And these are the slogans of the Syrian revolution.
 
UNIDENTIFIED: Well, personally speaking, I’m with any country seeking for its self-determination and willpower. You know, I wish that the current situation won’t last long and the so-called Arab Spring will eliminate all dictators in the Middle East or either in any part of the world.
 
ALHELOU: The political bureau of Hamas, which has relocated its office from Syria to Qatar after it moved there from Jordan in 1999, said it respects the will of the Syrian people against President Bashar al-Assad. This stance has angered Syrians who live in Gaza.
 
UM ALI AMODI, SYRIAN CITIZEN (VOICEOVER TRANSL.): I tell my people to be steadfast and support our president, Assad, against the terrorists who came to destroy Syria. Those who claim to be a resistance movement and received endless support from the Syrian government in the past years should be ashamed of themselves. They have forgotten all of that support and are against the Syrian government. They even attacked a peaceful protest a few weeks ago in Khan Yunis against the Israeli airstrikes on Syria.
 
ALHELOU: And as the conflict in Syria is ongoing, for some of the 487,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria, even the Hamas-controlled, tiny, blockaded Gaza, which is frequently bombarded by Israel, is preferable for them over Syria.

Yousef AlHelou, for The Real News, Gaza.

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Top 20 Obama Scandals: The List

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As a junior U.S. senator from Illinois, Barack Obama used his brief career to essentially snipe at President Bush and others in his administration over what he believed were a series of legal and constitutional abuses.

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By J.D Heyes

Most ironically Obama, in 2006,blasted Bush over his approval of warrantless domestic spying by theNational Security Agency – spying that has not only continued since then but which was expanded exponentially under Obama. Then as now, both presidents claim authority to do so as commander-in-chief, in defense of the country, and under provisions of the USA Patriot Act.

But unlike Bush, the Obama Administration has been wracked by scandal, several of which have exploded onto headlines within weeks after he was reelected to a second term in November. Here is a list of 20 of the most prominent among them, as documented by veteran White House reporter Keith Koffler):

1. IRS targets Obama’s enemies: The IRS targeted conservative and pro-Israel groups prior to the 2012 election. Questions are being raised about why this occurred, who ordered it, whether there was any White House involvement and whether there was an initial effort to hide who knew about the targeting and when.

2. Benghazi: This is actually three scandals in one: The failure of administration to protect the Benghazi mission; the changes made to the talking points in order to suggest the attack was motivated by an anti-Muslim video; and the refusal of the White House to say what President Obama did the night of the attack.

3. Keeping an eye on The Associated Press: The Justice Department performed a massive cull of Associated Press reporters’ phone records as part of a leak investigation.

4. Rosengate: The Justice Department suggested that Fox News reporter James Rosen is a criminal for reporting about classified information and subsequently monitored his phones and emails.

5. Potential Holder perjury I: Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress he had never been associated with “potential prosecution” of a journalist for perjury when in fact he signed the affidavit that termed Rosen a potential criminal.

6. The ATF “Fast and Furious” scheme: Federal agencies allowed weapons from U.S. gun dealers to “walk” across the border into the hands of Mexican drug dealers. The ATF summarily lost track of scores of those weapons, many of which were used in crimes, including the December 2010 killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

7. Potential Holder perjury II: Holder told Congress in May 2011 that he had just recently heard about the Fast and Furious gun walking scheme when there is evidence he may have known much earlier.

8. Sebelius demands payment: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius solicited donations from companies HHS might regulate. The money would be used to help her sign up uninsured Americans for Obamacare.

9. The Pigford scandal: An Agriculture Department effort that started as an attempt to compensate black farmers who had been discriminated against by the agency but evolved into a gravy train delivering several billion dollars in cash to thousands of additional minority and female farmers who probably didn’t face discrimination.

10. GSA gone wild: The General Services Administration in 2010 held an $823,000 training conference in Las Vegas, featuring a clown and a mind readers. Resulted in the resignation of the GSA administrator.

11. Veterans Affairs in Disney World: The agency wasted more than $6 million on two conferences in Orlando. An assistant secretary was fired.

12. Sebelius violates the Hatch Act: A U.S. special counsel determined that Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she made “extemporaneous partisan remarks” during a speech in her official capacity last year. During the remarks, Sebelius called for the election of the Democratic candidate for governor of North Carolina.

13. Solyndra: Republicans charged the Obama Administration funded and promoted its poster boy for green energy despite warning signs the company was headed for bankruptcy. The administration also allegedly pressed Solyndra to delay layoff announcements until after the 2010 midterm elections.

14. AKA Lisa Jackson: Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used the name “Richard Windsor” when corresponding by email with other government officials, drawing charges she was trying to evade scrutiny.

15. The New Black Panthers: The Justice Department was accused of using a racial double standard in failing to pursue a voter intimidation case against Black Panthers who appeared to be menacing voters at a polling place in 2008 in Philadelphia.

16. Waging war all by myself: Obama may have violated the Constitution and both the letter and the spirit of the War Powers Resolution by attacking Libya without Congressional approval.

17. Biden bullies the press: Vice President Biden’s office has repeatedly interfered with coverage, including forcing a reporter to wait in a closet, making a reporter delete photos, and editing pool reports.

18. AKPD not A-OK: The administration paid millions to the former firm of then-White House adviser David Axelrod, AKPD Message and Media, to promote passage of Obamacare. Some questioned whether the firm was hired to help pay Axelrod $2 million AKPD owed him.

19. Sestak, we’ll take care of you: Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel used Bill Clinton as an intermediary to probe whether former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) would accept a prominent, unpaid White House advisory position in exchange for dropping out of the 2010 primary against former Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.).

20. I’ll pass my own laws: Obama has repeatedly been accused of making end runs around Congress by deciding which laws to enforce, including the decision not to deport illegal immigrants who may have been allowed to stay in the United States had Congress passed the “Dream Act.”

With three-and-a-half years of Obama’s second term remaining, there is no telling how many more scandals will erupt.

However, it’s important to note that many of these are not “scandals” in the typical sense, but rather the machinations of an imperial president who seeks to “rule” over his “subjects,” without their consent.

Don’t expect Obama to suddenly grow a conscience and constrain himself, meaning this list is destined to grow larger.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.thelibertybeacon.com

http://washingtonexaminer.com

http://www.naturalnews.com

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American and Canadian Holocausts: IT Not only CAN Happen Here, IT Certainly IS Happening Here and HAS BEEN Happening in America and Canada From Their Beginnings

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“It is readily acknowledged that Indian children lose their natural resistance to illness by habitating so closely in these schools, and that they die at a much higher rate than in their villages. But this alone does not justify a change in the policy of this Department, which is geared towards the FINAL SOLUTION OF OUR INDIAN PROBLEM.”(Department of Indian Affairs Superintendent D.C. Scott to B.C. Indian Agent-General Major D. McKay, DIA Archives, RG 10 series). April 12, 1910 (emphasis added)

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Government paper warns of risks of apologizing for residential schools WENDY COX July 27, 1998 from Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA (CP) – Government officials were urged two years ago to provide a compensation package to aboriginal people who suffered in residential schools as an attempt to control the potentially explosive costs of lawsuits, an internal document shows. The report, stamped Secret and obtained by The Canadian Press, compares the pros and cons of forcing claimants to go to court with offering financial redress to victims. It concludes that in the long run, compensation would be cheaper.

“The number of individual claims as well as any negative implications for the federal government in defending such actions (lawsuits) would likely be minimized if a government policy, including some form of redress package, were adapted,” says the 20-page report. The document also warns against using the word “apology,” preferring instead “an acknowledgment or expression of regret.” “It could be worded in such a fashion so as to not lay blame on anyone.”

Government officials confirmed the report, which is titled simply Residential Schools Discussion Paper, was written in late 1995 or early 1996 for Ron Irwin, then the minister of Indian Affairs. It may also have been prepared for the Justice Department.

The report never reached current Indian Affairs Minister Jane Stewart and the advice in it never formed the basis for actions she later took, officials say. Earlier this year, Stewart issued a Statement of Reconciliation, saying the government was “deeply sorry” for those who suffered the “tragedy” of physical and sexual abuse at the schools.

The statement also included a $350-million healing fund. “It was critical that the apology meant something to us,” said Shawn Tupper, spokesman for the minister on the residential schools file. “We can point to (the $350-million healing fund) and say we’re actually doing something substantive to back it up.” The statement has been accepted by national Chief Phil Fontaine, however other native leaders said at the time that it wasn’t good enough.

But critics who have read the 1996 document say the federal government has followed the advice to the letter. They say it’s evidence the statement is not an apology at all but merely an attempt to control costs. Ovide Mercredi, a former national chief, said the document shows “the minister didn’t follow her heart or her sense of justice.” “She followed legal advice and the advice was to reduce legal liability at all costs and the government measure is designed to do that.” Fontaine was unavailable for comment.

The document advises that forcing former students to take the government to court would ensure they would have to prove their claims. As an added advantage, it would also limit lawsuits, the report states.

“There is a general disinclination by persons who have suffered abuse to testify on such a personal and painful matter in a public and adversarial forum,” the report says.

“A litigation approach may well keep the number of claimants down to a minimum.”

However, going to court would cost the government dearly in money and in bad press, the report concludes. The author, who is unnamed, recommends a compensation package instead. Since the report was written, thousands of former students have joined class action suits or have filed individual lawsuits against the federal government.

A landmark B.C. court ruling last month declared for the first time that both the federal government and the United Church are legally liable for widespread sexual and physical abuse at a Port Alberni, B.C., school and ordered them to compensate about 30 former students. A figure for the compensation has not yet been decided. The mounting lawsuits are anticipated in the 1996 report, but the document also cautions that apologizing is dangerous territory.

“Whatever it is called, the department will want to ensure that the statement cannot subsequently be used to establish a cause of action against the Crown in any particular individual cause,” it states.

“It would appear that this government is committed to looking ahead and in these tough economic times, it would not want to be involved in anything that is too expensive or linked to the past.”

Tupper said the department’s thinking has evolved since the report. When asked at a news conference last January if the statement of reconciliation was an apology, Stewart responded yes.“In our view, the statement of reconciliation is not an acknowledgment of guilt in a court of law,” Tupper said. It is an acknowledgment of a historic policy and the negative impacts of that policy and it is a commitment to do something about it.”

However, John McKiggan, a lawyer for about 800 former students at the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School in Nova Scotia, said the internal document reveals the federal government’s strategy. “There is an amazing similarity between the present and suggestions made in the paper,” he said. “The statement of reconciliation does not apologize for government actions. It recognizes the pain. It doesn’t admit responsibility for that pain.” -The Canadian Press, 1998

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(NOTE THE ANGLO-CANADIAN-AMERICAN-GERMAN EUGENICS MOVEMENT OF THE EARLY 1900S WAS CITED BY THE NAZIS, ALONG WITH THE 1928 ALBERTA STERILIZATION ACT, THE 1933 BRITISH COLUMBIA ‘RACE HYGIENE LAW’ AND THE STERILIZATION LAWS OF 27 U.S. STATES AS THEIR INSPIRATION FOR THEIR 1933 ‘RACE HYGIENE LAW’ AND 1935 NUREMBERG RACE LAWS)

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Alberta sterilization victims also used as guinea pigs

Revelation comes as 40 victims win $4M settlement Marina Jimenez National Post 10/28/98

As many as 100 of the children at the centre of the Alberta sterilization scandal of the late 1960s and early 1970s were also used as guinea pigs in drug trials, the National Post has learned. The children lived at the Provincial Training School in Red Deer. Some were wards of the province and others were placed in the school by their parents, who did not consent to the sterilization or medical experimentation, which included the administration of powerful steroids and anti-psychotic drugs.

Experts say one of the drugs used, the anabolic steroid norbolethone, is illegal today. The anti-psychotic tranquilizer haloperidol was also used. Its effect on children is said to be akin to hitting them over the head with a sledge hammer.

Yesterday, 40 people who were sterilized against their will reached a settlement totalling $4-million with the government of Alberta. This brings to 540 the number of people who have settled with the province for being sterilized under the now-defunct Alberta Sterilization Act, which was in effect from 1928 to 1972.

The operations were ordered by Alberta’s eugenics board to prevent the mentally disabled from passing on their defects to offspring. Lawyers say they want more money from the government for victims who had to endure being tested with powerful drugs in addition to being sterilized. “Invading people’s rights in the form of unauthorized research and taking advantage of people who couldn’t look after themselves is the kind of thing that courts award punitive damages for,” said Jon Faulds, an Edmonton lawyer representing 109 sterilization victims still negotiating settlements.

Allan Garber, another Edmonton lawyer acting for the former training school residents, said they were treated like cattle. “The experimental drug treatment only compounds the evil that was done to our clients.” Dr. Leonard J. LeVann, medical superintendent from 1949 to 1974 at the Red Deer school, published the results of his drug experiments in scholarly journals, which were recently turned over to lawyers for the victims.

The articles show that Dr.LeVann, who is dead, gave 100 undersized children the anabolic steroid norbolethone over a 12-month period in 1971. The drug — now illegal in Canada — made the children gain weight. But it also produced some side effects: the genitals of two boys increased in size and one girl’s voice deepened.”The treatment of retarded growth in children with anabolic agents is controversial,” he wrote in the September 1971 edition of the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Therapy and Toxicology. Nonetheless, he called the drug study “entirely satisfactory.”

Norbolethone is illegal today because of its powerful side effects – damage to the liver and negative psychological symptoms. Anabolic steroids can also increase aggressive sexual behaviour in men and cause secondary sexual characteristics, for example, facial hair in girls. Dr. LeVann also gave 100 children haloperidol, an anti-psychotic tranquilizer, over a period of 40 days in the late 1960s to counter hyperactivity and excitability.

Dr. Louis Pagliaro, a professor of educational psychology and the associate director of the substance abusology research unit at the University of Alberta, says haloperidol “would essentially knock (children) out. (It) generally decreases people’s ability to learn and adversely affects memory and behaviour.” Dr. LeVann’s studies are “full of half-truths, assumptions and by today’s standards, lack proper research methodology,” says Dr. Pagliaro.

About 2,800 people were sterilized in Alberta before the Sexual Sterilization Act was finally repealed. Documents now show that many of the people sterilized were not mentally disabled. In 1996, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench ordered the provincial government to pay Leilani Muirer $740,000 for being wrongfully confined in the Red Deer school and sterilized.

Her landmark victory opened a floodgate of litigation. In June, 1998, the government agreed to pay 500 more sterilization claimants up to $100,000. Many continue to live in the Red Deer facility, known today as the Michener Centre. The province has spent $54 million on settlements to date. The compensation deal for the sterilizatIon victims announced yesterday, much the same as those announced last June, gives claimants $75,000 now and another $25,000 after three years, if they are then living outside institutions.

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(DELEGATES OF A NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ‘EUGENICS AND RACE HYGIENE’ JAN 10, 1914; SOME LATER INVOLVED WITH NAZI PROGRAMS)

CAN ONE IMAGINE WHAT COULD BE MORE EVIL THAN HITLER AND ALL HE STOOD FOR? HOW ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED HITLER FROM HIS OWN MOUTH?

Hitler’s concept of concentration camps as well as the practicality of genocide owed much, so he claimed, to his studies of English and United States history. He admired the camps for Boer prisoners in South Africa And for the Indians in the Wild West; and often praised to his inner circle the efficiency of America’s extermination-by starvation and uneven combat-of the ‘Red Savages’ who could not be tamed by captivity. (John Toland, “Adolf Hitler” Vol II, p 802, Doubleday & Co, 1976)

“Set the blood-quantum at one-quarter, hold to it as a rigid definition of Indians, let intermarriage proceed…and eventually Indians will be defined out of existence. When that happens,the federal government will finally be freed from its persistent Indian problem.” (Patricia Nelson Limerick, “The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West” p338)




According to James Pool in his “Hitler and His Secret Partners”
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Hitler drew another example of mass murder from American history. Since his youth he had been obsessed with the Wild West stories of Karl May. He viewed the fighting between cowboys and Indians in racial terms. In many of his speeches he referred with admiration to the victory of the white race in settling the American continent and driving out the inferior peoples, the Indians. With great fascination he listened to stories, which some of his associates who had been in America told him about the massacres of the Indians by the U.S. Calvary.

He was very interested in the way the Indian population had rapidly declined due to epidemics and starvation when the United States government forced them to live on the reservations. He thought the American government’s forced migrations of the Indians over great distances to barren reservation land was a deliberate policy of extermination.

Just how much Hitler took from the American example of the destruction of the Indian nations his hard to say; however, frightening parallels can be drawn. For some time Hitler considered deporting the Jews to a large ‘reservation’ in the Lubin area where their numbers would be reduced through starvation and disease. (p. 273-274).

And:

The next morning Hitler’s ‘plan’ was put in writing and sent out to the German occupation authorities as ‘The Fuehrer’s Guidelines for the Government of the Eastern Territories: ‘ the Slavs are to work for us. Insofar as we don’t need them, they may die. Therefore compulsory vaccination and German health services are superfluous. The fertility of the Slavs is undesirable.

They may use contraceptives And practice abortion, the more the better. Education is dangerous. It is sufficient… if they can count up to a hundred. At best an education is admissible which produces useful servants for us. Every educated person is a future enemy. Religion we leave to them as a means of diversion. As to food, they are not to get more than necessary. We are the masters, we come first.’

Always contemptuous of the Russians, Hitler said: ‘For them the word ‘liberty’ means the right to wash only on feast-days. If we arrive bringing soft soap, we’ll obtain no sympathy… There’s only one duty: to Germanize this country by the immigration of Germans, and to look upon the natives as Redskins.’

HITLER'S REFERRED  TO RUSSIANS AS "REDSKINS"

HITLER REFERRED TO RUSSIANS AS “REDSKINS”

Having been a devoted reader of Karl May’s books on the American West as a youth, Hitler frequently referred to the Russians as ‘Redskins’. He saw a parallel between his effort to conquer and colonize land in Russia with the conquest of the American West by the white man and the subjugation of the Indians or ‘Redskins’. ‘I don’t see why’, he said, ‘a German who eats a piece of bread should torment himself with the idea that the soil that produces this bread has been won by the sword. When we eat from Canada, we don’t think about the despoiled Indians.” (James Pool, Ibid, pp. 254-255)

AN EXAMPLE OF RACIST CARICATURE BY JULIUS STREICHER  EDITOR OF THE RACIST AND ANTI-SEMITIC DER STUERMER WHO WAS HANGED FOR RACIST CARICATURES MAKING GENOCIDE EASIER

AN EXAMPLE OF RACIST CARICATURE BY JULIUS STREICHER EDITOR OF THE RACIST AND ANTI-SEMITIC DER STUERMER WHO WAS HANGED FOR RACIST CARICATURES MAKING GENOCIDE EASIER

And from a speech by Heinrich Himmler (date not given):

I consider that in dealing with members of a foreign country, especially some Slav nationality…in such a mixture of peoples there will always be some racially good types. Therefore I think that it is our duty to take their children with us, to remove them from their environment, if necessary, by robbing or stealing them… (Telford Taylor “Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials”, Alfred A Knopf, N.Y. 1992, p. 203)

 

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Nazi ‘Big Brother’ contestant photographed with blindfolded Palestinians

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Entertainment reporter and blogger NAZI Omri Hayoon posted a picture of Itai Wallach, smiling with arms spread behind the backs of two blindfolded and handcuffed Palestinians. The picture seems to have been taken during Wallach’s service in the Israeli paratroopers.

 

Itai Wallach, 26, will be somewhat of a household name in the next few months in Israel, not only because of this picture – but mainly due to the fact that he is entering the “Big Brother” house this week, probably the most popular show in Israel.

Meanwhile, the photo is getting a lot of positive responses from Israelis who see no problem with it whatsoever.

UPDATE (14:20): The Walla! portal got a reaction [Heb] from Wallach’s mother: “I read a few of the comments from people on the web on this story. Itai got some positive feedback, so I don’t have anything to say. Apparently, taking pictures like that was something of the norm and accepted five or six years ago.”

UPDATE (14:52): The production company of the Israeli “Big Brother” released the following response: “In the past few days Itai has been in preparation for entering the “Big Brother” house. In a conversation we had with him Itai conveyed deep regret and said he is ashamed of this childish mistake. The picture was taken during arrests of wanted persons in the Hebron area during his service as a warrior (Hebrew term for combat soldier) in the paratroopers. Itai added that this happened only once during his service as a warrior.”

This, of course, isn’t the first time Israelis have taken pictures of themselves next to Palestinians in “uncomfortable” and degrading positions – the most famous of all was NAZI Eden Abergil (picture below).

 

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Switzerland: NATO’s Secret Partner

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SWITZERLAND: A KEY PARTNER ON DEFENCE REFORM

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A number of military training facilities are available for PfP training activities. These include the Centre for Information and Communication of the Armed Forces in Berne, the Mountain Training Centre of the Swiss Armed Forces in Andermatt, the International Training Centre of the Swiss Army (SWISSINT) in Stans, and the Tactical Training Centre at the Swiss Officers’ Training Centre in Lucerne.

Switzerland is also an active donor to Partnership Trust Fund projects. Along with individual Allies and partners, it has supported 13 projects since 2000, which have provided assistance for the destruction of mines, arms, or ammunition in Albania, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Serbia, Montenegro, Ukraine and, more recently, Jordan and Mauritania.

From left to right: Ueli Maurer, Head of the Federal Department of Defence of Switzerland; NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Didier Burkhalter, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland

NATO and Switzerland have developed a strong partnership over the years since the country joined the Partnership for Peace in 1996. The Swiss armed forces are making a valuable contribution to the NATO-led force in Kosovo. Switzerland has also distinguished itself in terms of its significant contribution to promoting work with partners in the area of defence reform, education and training. The NATO Secretary General exchanged views with key members of the Swiss government on how to deepen partnership, during his visit to Switzerland on 22 November.

“Our partnership goes much further, and deeper, than operations,” underlined NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, speaking at the prestigious Churchill Symposium of Zürich University’s European Institute. “Over the years, your country has developed enormous credibility and trust – both among NATO Allies and among our other partners. With your soft-power diplomacy and your mediation skills, you have become a unique and essential contributor to our cooperative security.”

“Because of these shared values, Switzerland has made an enormous investment in NATO’s partnership programmes. You have provided trainers in defence reform, military training and education, and building democratic institutions. Your experts work alongside those of NATO to build more transparent and democratic security institutions,” added Mr. Fogh Rasmussen.

Committed to cooperative security

Switzerland is a generous contributor – intellectually, materially and financially – to the development of practical cooperative security within the Euro-Atlantic area and beyond.

The support of the government and of government-funded institutions has played an essential part in deepening and enhancing NATO’s Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme and the activities of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC)…

The country hosts many courses within the PfP framework and develops training materials in areas such as democratic control of armed forces, international humanitarian law, humanitarian demining, civil-military cooperation, security policy, arms control and disarmament.

One of the most active members of the PfP Consortium of Defence Academies and Security Studies Institutes, Switzerland has made a number of civilian training facilities available. These include the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), and the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) based in Zurich.

A number of military training facilities are available for PfP training activities. These include the Centre for Information and Communication of the Armed Forces in Berne, the Mountain Training Centre of the Swiss Armed Forces in Andermatt, the International Training Centre of the Swiss Army (SWISSINT) in Stans, and the Tactical Training Centre at the Swiss Officers’ Training Centre in Lucerne.

Switzerland is also an active donor to Partnership Trust Fund projects. Along with individual Allies and partners, it has supported 13 projects since 2000, which have provided assistance for the destruction of mines, arms, or ammunition in Albania, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Serbia, Montenegro, Ukraine and, more recently, Jordan and Mauritania.

Switzerland has also supported a Trust Fund project in Serbia for the reintegration of demobilized military personnel into the civilian workforce. Moreover, the country is co-leading a Trust Fund on Building Integrity in Defence Institutions and has also contributed over 130,000 euro to the Trust Fund for the development of the Afghan National Army.

Support for peace-support operations

Swiss law excludes participation in combat operations for peace enforcement and Swiss units will only participate in operations under UN or OSCE mandate. Within the limits of its neutrality, Switzerland participates in peace-support operations or multilateral cooperation in military training.

Over 200 soldiers are currently deployed as part of the Kosovo Force (KFOR). The Swiss armed forces have been contributing to KFOR’s Multinational Task Force – South since 1999.

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