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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Government & Elections

Election Day Terror Drills

Election Day Terror Drills

Cheney In Command? --by Michael Kane

EMERGENCY REPORT!

Due to the critical nature of this story, any and every news organization is permitted to publish this story in its entirety as long as it remains unchanged and a link is provided back to the original publication of the story here at CLG: http://www.legitgov.org/essay_kane_fema_terror_drill_102904.html.

This report was written in haste due to the critical nature of getting it out immediately. I call all concerned citizens to help. This is a call to intellectual arms!

I recommend ALL reporters and concerned citizens contact the Office of Domestic Preparedness and BOMBARD THEM WITH QUESTIONS about the scenario, below. Call Marc Short at 202-616-8952. He is the ODP Media Contact for the FEMA drill, as described. This is too critical to let slide; EVERYONE must get involved. Let them know that WE KNOW what is going on. An informed citizenry is an empowered citizenry!

October 29, 2004 --A plan may be afoot to induce a national terror threat on Election Day to lower voter turnout and steal the election for Bush once again, but this time in a different manner.

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News :: Alternative Media : Arts & Culture : Media Criticism

The New Voices

The New Voices: Hyperlocal Citizen Media Sites Want You (to Write)!

From Bakersfield, Calif. to Columbia, Mo. to Skokie, Ill. and to small-town New Jersey, community news sites are springing up with a bottom-up "open source" approach, written and photographed by citizens and overseen by journalists. But is it sustainable?
Mark Glaser
Posted: 2004-10-26

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Police State

Who Killed Senator Paul Wellstone?

Who Killed Senator Paul Wellstone?

New Book Presents Damning New Research,
Authors, Publisher Call for Senate Investigation

Two years ago, all eyes were on the Senate race of Senator Paul Wellstone. In the wake of the defection of Jim Jeffords, the White House hand-picked Norm Coleman to attempt to unseat the populist Wellstone. But Coleman still trailed Wellstone late in the campaign. On October 11th, Wellstone voted against the President’s war on Iraq, despite a dire personal warning of "severe ramifications" from Vice President Cheney. As the result of his vote, Wellstone’s popularity soared.

Then tragedy struck. Just ten days before his probable re-election, Senator Wellstone was killed in the mysterious crash of his small aircraft. On October 25, 2002, the American people suffered the loss of a leader for peace and justice. Some folks harbored suspicions. And some remember how the media blamed the weather.

After two years of research, James Fetzer, Ph.D. and Don "Four Arrows" Jacobs, Ph.D., prove that the weather did not kill Senator Wellstone. Nor were the two pilots incompetent, as the final report of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) would claim.

With impeccable logic, these two highly-lauded university professors ask the hard questions: Why the mysterious cessation of communication from the airplane right before the crash? Why did a passer-by experience cell phone interference at the exact time the pilots lost control? How did the FBI arrive at the crash scene, only an hour or so after the first responders, and eight hours before the NTSB?

At the time of Senator Wellstone’s death, 69% of Minnesotans polled said they had a hunch a "GOP Conspiracy" was at play. Now, a new book makes the case that the common people were right all along..

On October 25th, on the two year anniversary of Wellstone’s crash, Authors Jim Fetzer and Four Arrows will join Publisher Sander Hicks in Washington to reveal about what really happened that day. At the National Press Club, they will announce publication of American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone.

"With new evidence and scientific rigor, Drs. Fetzer and Jacobs systematically appraise the alternative explanations for the death of a United States Senator. Their conclusion–that Paul Wellstone was the target of an assassination–is very disturbing. It should motivate authorities to launch a formal inquiry into the death of this remarkable American."

–Donald T. Phillips
Author, Lincoln on Leadership

"Meticulous research...rigorous analysis. Their efforts lead us to only one conclusion."

–David Gabbard
Professor, East Carolina University

Professor James Fetzer is the Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota. He has published more than 20 books in the philosophy of science and on computer science, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science. Three of his books examine the death of JFK: Assassination Science, Murder in Dealey Plaza, and The Great Zapruder Film Hoax.

Four Arrows, aka Don Trent Jacobs, Ph.D., Ed.D. is an associate professor at Northern Arizona University. Author of 12 books on critical thinking and wellness, he is the 2004 recipient of the Martin-Springer Moral Courage Award. Of Cherokee/Creek/Scots/Irish ancestry, he has been a staunch activist for American Indian rights, as was Senator Paul Wellstone.

American Assassination is published by Vox Pop, the debut title of this imprint of the Drench Kiss Media Corporation. DKMC was founded recently by Sander Hicks. Hicks is the "punk of publishing" featured in the documentary Horns and Halos (broadcast recently on Cinemax) which detailed his republication of the prescient Bush biography Fortunate Son.

Monday, October 25th, 12 Noon • National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC

Coffee, Fruit and Snacks will be served.
Read a Review of American Assassination at
http://www.freezerbox.com/archive/article.asp?id=309

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GNN 2.0 launch

Dissent 2.0: GNN is proud to announce the beta launch of GNN 2.0, the new citizen news network. In the coming days, GNN will be turning over the site to their loyal users. The new site will allow creating pages, publish blogs, write full-length articles, publish photo essays, and participate in collaborative, ongoing investigations. You'll also be able to create networks of like-minded "friends" to blast your news to. Most importantly, the media revolution will now be in your hands. Guerrillas will decide what is news and what isn't - with the emphasis on producing original, thought-provoking content. The more you contribute, the more of a voice you will have on GNN 2.0.

GNN 2.0 will be celebrating the 2.0 beta launch with an exclusive video for all the GNN faithful: In the next 24 hours, GNN director Ian Inaba will premiere his latest music video for Eminem's highly controversial track “Mosh.?

So stay tuned, GNN will be the only place to see it.

http://www.gnn.tv/

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:: Alternative Media : Arts & Culture : Civil & Human Rights : Health & Drugs

LSD A Go Go

You say you HAVEN'T seen any clips from "LSD A Go Go"? What are you waiting for?

Please don't "freak out" LSD Hot Dog Lady any more than she is already. She's having a "bad trip".

Why is she called LSD Hot Dog Lady? Check out some of our multimedia below to find out!

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News :: Alternative Media : Civil & Human Rights : Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections : Health & Drugs : Police State : Poverty & Urban Development : Resistance & Tactics

Narco News Publishes Seven Essays from We Are Everywhere

A Primer on Radical Actions of the Last Decade… with Lessons and Ideas for All Movements

We Are Everywhere: The Irresistible Rise of Global Anticapitalism

By Al Giordano
Publisher

October 21, 2004

It was while reading the chapter on “Networks: the Ecology of Movements? from the book, We Are Everywhere: The Irresistible Rise of Global Anticapitalism (Verso, 2003) that it hit me: The book, as it brings us all over the world for a ground-level view of diverse protest movements of recent years, ends up telling universal truths about us all. Its description of tactics, strategy, the construction of international networks – all that and more – could be talking about how Narco News happened, though in better words than I’ve been able to conjure. The parallels are manifold, and the inspirations for the movements described in this book, and our own roots at this newspaper, often come from the same source artists. The Zapatista rebellion in Mexico, for example, is an obvious lighthouse for many. This book underscores a larger commonality: Great movements think alike!

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News :: Environment & Food : Media Criticism

When 'Balance' Is Bias - Global Warming Coverage

Top U.S. newspapers' focus on balance skewed coverage of global warming, analysis reveals

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News :: Peace & War : Police State

The 9/11 Secret in the CIA's Back Pocket

October 19, 2004

The 9/11 Secret in the CIA's Back Pocket

* The agency is withholding a damning report that points at senior officials.

It is shocking: The Bush administration is suppressing a CIA report on 9/11 until after the election, and this one names names. Although the report by the inspector general's office of the CIA was completed in June, it has not been made available to the congressional intelligence committees that mandated the study almost two years ago.

"It is infuriating that a report which shows that high-level people were not doing their jobs in a satisfactory manner before 9/11 is being suppressed," an intelligence official who has read the report told me, adding that "the report is potentially very embarrassing for the administration, because it makes it look like they weren't interested in terrorism before 9/11, or in holding people in the government responsible afterward."

When I asked about the report, Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice), ranking Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, said she and committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.) sent a letter 14 days ago asking for it to be delivered. "We believe that the CIA has been told not to distribute the report," she said. "We are very concerned."

According to the intelligence official, who spoke to me on condition of anonymity, release of the report, which represents an exhaustive 17-month investigation by an 11-member team within the agency, has been "stalled." First by acting CIA Director John McLaughlin and now by Porter J. Goss, the former Republican House member (and chairman of the Intelligence Committee) who recently was appointed CIA chief by President Bush.

The official stressed that the report was more blunt and more specific than the earlier bipartisan reports produced by the Bush-appointed Sept. 11 commission and Congress.

"What all the other reports on 9/11 did not do is point the finger at individuals, and give the how and what of their responsibility. This report does that," said the intelligence official. "The report found very senior-level officials responsible."

By law, the only legitimate reason the CIA director has for holding back such a report is national security. Yet neither Goss nor McLaughlin has invoked national security as an explanation for not delivering the report to Congress.

"It surely does not involve issues of national security," said the intelligence official.

"The agency directorate is basically sitting on the report until after the election," the official continued. "No previous director of CIA has ever tried to stop the inspector general from releasing a report to the Congress, in this case a report requested by Congress."

None of this should surprise us given the Bush administration's great determination since 9/11 to resist any serious investigation into how the security of this nation was so easily breached. In Bush's much ballyhooed war on terror, ignorance has been bliss.

The president fought against the creation of the Sept. 11 commission, for example, agreeing only after enormous political pressure was applied by a grass-roots movement led by the families of those slain.

And then Bush refused to testify to the commission under oath, or on the record. Instead he deigned only to chat with the commission members, with Vice President Dick Cheney present, in a White House meeting in which commission members were not allowed to take notes. All in all, strange behavior for a man who seeks reelection to the top office in the land based on his handling of the so-called war on terror.

In September, the New York Times reported that several family members met with Goss privately to demand the release of the CIA inspector general's report. "Three thousand people were killed on 9/11, and no one has been held accountable," 9/11 widow Kristen Breitweiser told the paper.

The failure to furnish the report to Congress, said Harman, "fuels the perception that no one is being held accountable. It is unacceptable that we don't have [the report]; it not only disrespects Congress but it disrespects the American people."

The stonewalling by the Bush administration and the failure of Congress to gain release of the report have, said the intelligence source, "led the management of the CIA to believe it can engage in a cover-up with impunity. Unless the public demands an accounting, the administration and CIA's leadership will have won and the nation will have lost."

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