Thursday, September 15, 2011

If Americans Knew - part 3 - Israel/Palastine conflict "FACTS"

If Americans Knew 2

US Wasting Billions in No-Bid Contracts in Wars

Following up on my defense contractors, this video states that there has been 60 billion dollars in waste. No bid contracts gives a "free ride" to the contractors who go into the war zones, to spend whatever they feel that they need to spend for services, private securities, translation services, without a good system to over see the contractors to see the "quality" of work. Non competitive contractors are KBR, has grown to a 37 billion dollars in 10 years without competition. KBR was owned by Halliburton, owned by Cheney before he was Vice President. This is Part one of two.

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Government restrictions on protests-American Dream-09-05-2011
To forestall a planned protest, San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) turned off cell phone service, angering passengers and raising questions about First Amendment rights in an age of social media protests.

The decision by Bay Area Rapid Transit officials to cut off cell phone service Thursday evening to forestall a planned protest raises a fundamental question: Do Americans have a basic right to digital free speech or to digitally organized assembly?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Uprising in Egypt Continues, while the media says nothing

With three killed and more than 1,000 injured in street clashes with police near the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, the Egyptian government has promised to keep embassies in the country safe. But journalist Mohamed Abdelfattah believes it will be hard.
"I hope they can deliver on their pledge. But we have to understand why hundreds of thousands of angry Egyptians gathered last night outside the embassy. There is a lot of anger at what Israel did recently. They basically crossed the border from Israel into Egypt, killed a number of Egyptian soldiers, promised an investigation and nothing has yet been delivered," he explained.

Demonstrators in front of the Israeli Embassy were demanding that the Egyptian government expel the Israeli ambassador from Egypt. This is not the first time Israeli troops have killed people or soldiers in the border area.

"The Egyptian government has not responded to the will of demonstrators. They have not been serious enough to respond," added Abdelfattah.

The US defense secretary Leon Panetta called the leader of the interim military government in Cairo as soon as the unrest broke out and told him to step up the protection of the Israeli Embassy. According to Abdelfattah, the US reaction to what happened in front of the Israeli Embassy was much quicker than the reaction to what happened to their embassy in Syria.

"I would just like to see the US being a fair player in the region, not just supporting Israel at the expense of other parties," he maintained.

As Abdelfattah told RT, the Military Council which is in power in Egypt today has been promising to hold parliamentary elections in late November, but it is the Egyptian people that have to take everything into their own hands.

"After that they promised to hold presidential elections and finish the transfer of power. But these promises have been very vague. There is no tight schedule for any of them and there has been much doubt they are actually going to do that at all. The only guarantee for us to make sure the promises are delivered is to stay in the streets. As long as there are people in the streets pressing the Military Council to leave power, we will succeed," he concluded.

CAAT Demo at Arms to Middle East Conference

On 8th September 2011, Royal Bank of Scotland hosted a seminar organised by the UK government's arms sales unit (UKTI DSO) to assist companies selling arms to regimes in the Middle East, including those that have been brutally suppressing pro-democracy protests.

CAAT quickly organised a protest, which prompted the organisers to remove online publicity and claim that the event had been cancelled. Not to be fooled that easily, activists protested outside RBS and discovered that the event was still taking place after all.

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Protest for Syria - Toronto Canada 3 9 2011 p2

Final warning to Bashar, 08 September 2011 (15 days to act)
A final ultimatum to Bashar from protesters September 2011 ( in Hims) - 15 days to act from today 06 Sep 2011.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Media Ignores Israel's Largest Protest

The protesters complain that the media was just "not there". I believe it, I've been there and I know when I took images of "peaceful" protests, I would call Reuters and AP and they would ask, "Did anyone get hurt? Did anyone die?" I would respond, "No" and they would say, "Were not interested then" Go figure. Thousands of Israeli's and Palestinians march together, against the occupation and no one covers it. This leaves the impression that all they do is fight, when many are trying to obtain peace. The viewpoints of those who are NOT in Israel, is not based on reality but they believe what ever the "news" tells them and this belief changes the world.

Immigrants speak out: ''NATO has destroyed our lives in Libya'' (April 4, 2011)

This older video expresses the feelings of immigrant workers, who were chased out of the country because of NATO's ''revolution'' in Libya. We need more videos of common Libyans who express their view on NATO's toppling of the Libyan government and the introduction of violence in their peaceful cities.

Israel Protests-News Analysis-08-01-2011

What are the Israeli protests about and how is the regime going to deal with this crisis?

Demonstration against NATO's Takeover of Libyan Resources (September 3, 2011)

KURDS Demonstration against Turkish and Iranian Govrenment in The Hague 2 sep 2011

KURDS Demonstration against Turkish and Iranian Govrenment in The Hague 2 sep 2011 by The International Court in The Hague Netherland 2 september 2011

"The People Want International Protection", a demonstration, Nasib - Syria, 2 Sep 2011
Nasib city is in Horan - a large region in Syria.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Egyptians attack Israeli embassy 09 09 2011

A wall has been constructed around Israel's embassy in Cairo after it became the site of violent demonstrations in recent weeks.
Work on the wall began several days ago.
Egyptian officials said the 2 and a half meter high wall was erected to protect the residents of the high rise embassy building but not the Israel Embassy.
Officials said it was to protect the lower floors of the building and prevent tensions between protesters and residents.
A diplomatic row erupted between Jerusalem and Cairo last month after five Egyptian security personnel were shot dead on the border with Israel by Israeli soldiers pursuing the terrorists who killed 8 Israelis near Eilat.

Egypt at the time threatened to withdraw its ambassador from Tel Aviv and some called to end the 1979 peace treaty with Israel.

Nabi Salih Protest - September 2011 - النبي صالح

Nabi Salih is a small Palestinian village in the West Bank, in 2009 settlers from the nearby settlement of Halamish (illegal under international law) took control of the local spring and occupied land belonging to the locals.
Started off peacefully before CS Gas and rubber bullets were fired and the military surrounded the town. I managed to get up close and personal with the IDF, witnessing what appears to be a soldier using a tear gas gun for the first time.

Clashes with Police Israel Protests

In Israel, angry protesters have clashed with police in Tel Aviv after authorities moved to dismantle a tent city. he camp was part of a nationwide protest against the high cost of living and social inequality. Jews & Arabs marching together to protest social inequality.

NY Protest in Support of Israel Protest

On September 3, 2011 hundreds of New Yorkers joined Israeli social protest, pointing to similarities of US and Israeli economic ailments. NY Israelis and Jewish groups rallied in Washington Square Park in support of the close to half a million Israelis who marched at the same time. Organizers of the September 3rd protest attribute American influence as the source of Israel's growing social and economic inequalities, and hope popular sentiment will lead to changes in both countries.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Jerusalem-Sept 3, 2011

Part of nationwide social justice campaign in Israel.
Jerusalem part in over 450,000 protesters attended rallies across the country last night calling for social justice in what was the largest demonstration in Israeli history.

Tel Aviv- September 3, 2011

צעדת המיליון - לביבי שלי 3 דירותTel Aviv Sept 3, 2011

Israeli Uprising

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A fragile Peace in Libya Sept 2, 2011

In some towns there is peace but it is an uneasy peace

Global Leaders Discuss the Future of Libya

NATO and Libya

Susan Brannon
11 September 2011
NATO and Libya Missions

As of 10 September 2011 below is a report of the latest military operations:

NATO took control of all military operations for Libya under United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1970 & 1973 on 31 March 2011. The aim of Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR is to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas under attack or threat of attack.

The mission consists of three elements: an arms embargo, a no-fly-zone and actions to protect civilians from attack or the threat of attack.

Over the past 24 hours, NATO has conducted the following activities associated with Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR.

Air Operations
Since the beginning of the NATO operation (31 March 2011, 06.00GMT) a total of 22,006 sorties, including 8,256 strike sorties*, have been conducted.

Sorties conducted 08 SEPTEMBER: 113
Strike sorties conducted 08 SEPTEMBER: 36

*Strike sorties are intended to identify and engage appropriate targets, but do not necessarily deploy munitions each time.

Key Hits 08 SEPTEMBER:
In the vicinity of Sirte: 2 Armed Vehicles, 1 Multiple Rocket Launcher.
In the vicinity of Waddan: 9 Anti Aircraft Guns, 3 Radars Systems.
In the vicinity of Sebha: 1 Military Vehicle Storage Facility.
In the vicinity of Bani Walid: 1 Surface to Surface Missile Storage Facility.
Arms Embargo Activities
A total of 14 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central Mediterranean.
18 Vessels were hailed on 08 SEPTEMBER to determine destination and cargo. 1 boarding (0 denied) were conducted.
A total of 2539 vessels have been hailed, 263 boardings and 11 denials have been conducted since the beginning of arms embargo operations.

International Humanitarian Assistance Movements as recorded by NATO
Total of Humanitarian Movements**1000: (air, ground, maritime).
Ships delivering Humanitarian Assistance 08 SEPTEMBER: 2
Aircrafts delivering Humanitarian Assistance 08 SEPTEMBER: 14 (

Humanitarian Update:
Reports of an escalating humanitarian crisis is occurring in Libya. Twenty-Five doctors are trying to enter into one of Muammar Gaddafi's strongholds in the attempt to avert the crisis.  Bani Walid is believed to have no power or water for a week, and food is running low.  The Rebels have surrounded the town, one of the last towns under Gaddafi's grip.

The people in Libya are relying on the food that is stored in their homes because there is no fruit or vegetables with a shortage of water.  The doctors want to supply food, not fight and they feel that they cannot go in, until it is safe.

The increase in NATO's bombing is escalating the humanitarian crisis, with artillery fire, bombing, airstrikes and special forces making it unsafe for Aid to come in.  Libyan Arab Jamahiriya reports that humanitarian efforts are ongoing in the country except for in Tripoli because of the tension in the area.  "The protection of civilians remains a humanitarian priority in Libya. There have been reports from human rights organisations and in the media that migrants and refugees (particularly Sub-Saharan Africans) are being subject to unlawful discrimination and harassment."

Treatment of conflict related injuries are high and difficult to maintain in the Tripoli ares. There are no confirmed figures of the number of killed and wounded in Tripoli. The Ministry of Health is
currently using the working figure of 3,000 wounded. In addition, INGOs report that an increasing number of
war-wounded are being treated in medical facilities in the Nafusa Mountains. The interim health minister has
provided a first estimate of the number of casualties since conflict broke out in Libya in February: around 30,000 people have been killed, 50,000 wounded, and around 4,000 people are missing.

For food concerns they also report: "People in greatest need of food
support include internally displaced persons, returnees, migrants, refugees, and people in areas affected by interrupted trade and supply. Since the last week of August, WFP has distributed more than 1,400 MT of mixed food items, covering the needs of some 84,500 beneficiaries in Gharyan, Sabratha, Surman, Zuwara and Tripoli."  In addition they need support for up to 400,000 people in Southern Libya and 200,000 in Gharyan and surrounding villages.  For more visit Libyan Arab Jamahiriya report

Video:  Letter from Tripoli - Sept 5th