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Friday, February 27, 2009

An opening in cyberspace closes

BANGKOK - When a state-linked Cambodian Internet service provider (ISP) blocked access this month to a critical non-governmental organization report detailing the government's alleged mismanagement of natural and energy resources, the censorship closed the loop on the region's fast-closing cyberspace.

The Cambodian government has prioritized improving its Internet controls and legislation, despite the fact less than 0.3% of the population is online, one of the lowest Internet penetration rates in the world. The recent bust of an alleged terror plot against the government revealed that authorities had capability to hack intosuspects' - and perhaps perceived other adversaries' - e-mail accounts.

It wasn't long ago that Asia's Internet was being heralded as an inexorable force for democratic change across the predominantly authoritarian-run region. Rising Internet penetration rates and the proliferation of websites that provided alternative news and critical views, particularly in countries where the state had long dominated information flows, marked substantial democratic gains.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

'IMF, World Bank measures favor rich countries'

Wed, 25 Feb 2009 02:04:06 GMT   |    PressTV

Central Bank of Iran Governor Mohammad Bahmani
Iran has criticized international financial institutions for their silence on the massive injection of money into the economies of rich countries.

"Since the beginning of the economic crises in America and some major European countries, they ratified economic stimulus packages and injected thousands of billions of dollars into their economies that would increase inflation in the world in the near future," the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said on Tuesday.

Addressing a meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Algiers, Mohammad Bahmani accused the IMF and World Bank of allowing the US and European countries to inject fiat currencies into their economies.

The US credit crunch has exacerbated the global recession, prompting governments to push through massive economic stimulus packages and overshadowing efforts to reform the global financial system.

Bahmani also called on the IMF and World Bank to increase their support for poor and developing countries, which are experiencing many problems due to the global economic meltdown.

In a meeting on Sunday in Berlin, the heads of Europe's largest economies agreed on the need for greater regulation of financial markets. 

Friday, February 20, 2009

The President Who Told The TRUTH

This vid contains one of the most awesome, inspiring and truthful speeches ever given by a president. This very speech must have caused a lot of panic among the higher echelons of the elite. Kennedy had been in office for only 3 months and he was already taking unprecedented steps to empower ordinary people. Kennedy did more for civil rights than any other president since Abraham Lincoln. Kennedy was a big supporter of the constitution, he was against the tyranny of big government. He wanted to withdraw US troops from Vietnam. He wanted to abolish the CIA and Federal Reserve, and he warned us of criminal elements within the establishment who wanted to seize an opportunity to restrict people's freedoms. He urged the press to be more open and to fulfill its obligation to inform the American people about pertinent facts. And on top of that he spoke openly and candidly about the dangers of secret societies and their influence over the way government works. So is it any wonder that he was dramatically silenced only two years after making this epic speech?

It seems that Kennedy wanted to blow the whistle when he found out about the true scale of corruption within the establishment and how freemasonry and other secret societies play an integral part in this corrupt agenda. It also seems that Kennedy wanted to speak out about the closed and secretive nature of organisations like the freemasons, especially at the higher levels. And it is only when a freemason reaches the higher levels that he can gain a fuller understanding of the kind of organisation he is part of. Freemasonry also has its own set of rules, oaths, allegiances and rituals. And the higher up you go in freemasonry, the more bizarre the initiation rituals become; this is a hallmark of the way criminal gangs operate. Remember, just because someone wears a suit and a tie, that doesn't make them a better person than the hoodie you see in the alley with the baseball bat.

I find it very curious that some people compare Obama with Kennedy, as if they are both one and the same. But you only have to look at the people that Obama has recruited to work alongside him to realise where he's coming from. Employing Zbigniew Brzezinski as his Chief Foreign Policy advisor is just one example. Then on top of that, Obama admits to being a globalist and he has publically admitted to attending a CFR meeting where he gave a speech. But what makes me feel most uncomfortable is the way that Obama stuttered and lied about the significance of his speech at the CFR. When questioned about his CFR involvement, Obama said "I don't know if I'm an official member" - He wants us to believe that the CFR would allow someone to attend their meeting and give a speech, and yet not even discuss the issue of membership. You're either a member of something or you're not, so the word "official" is an irrelevant filler word. If he doesn't know that he's a member then that could only mean that he is not a member - in which case, why didn't he just say: "I am not a member, although I did speak there once"? Why not just be open and honest about it instead of stuttering and lying to attempt to downplay the significance of it?

JFK didn't mince his words and when I listen to him I never get the impression that he is trying to pull the wool over my eyes. It is so nice to hear a president who speaks so openly about subjects like secret societies. It is also nice to hear a president who, unlike Bush and Obama, can string a sentence together without stuttering and without leaving ambiguity about what he really means. Listen to any of Kennedy's speeches, and then listen to a speech from the likes of Obama or Bush. The difference is astounding. Kennedy speaks eloquently and from the heart, and you can tell that his words have not been scripted for him by the elite string-pullers. Conversely, when you listen to the hypnotic political rhetoric of someone like Obama, you get the distinct impression that he is nothing more than a puppet who speaks the words of those who control him. Obama is the "Manchurian Candidate" who has been engineered into office (by the very people that JFK warned us about) in order to give us false hope so that we stay on this carousel horse that is the new world order agenda.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Livni, Netanyahu seeking potential coalition partners

Shireen Yassin, Press TV, Al-Qud
Fri, 13 Feb 2009 15:00:56

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

1 in 4 Israeli below poverty line

Mon, 02 Feb 2009 11:31:00 GMT | PressTV

An Israeli homeless man
sleeps in Jerusalem, 2006
Israel spends millions of dollars to pour bombs on Gazan civilians and sit back to watch one fourth of its people live below poverty line, a new report says.

War on Gaza reminds that the Zionist utopia is far from coming true. The heir of Ben- Gurion must detach from the idea of “military supremacy” and reinvent a new national identity, according to an article published on France's weekly L'Express.

The article cites the semi-annual poverty report published by Israel's National Insurance Institute that the poor in Israel became poorer in the second half of 2007 and the first half of 2008.

It goes on to add that 1 in 4 Israeli lives below poverty line representing 1.63 million people, 777,400 of them children.

A recent report in Israeli Haaretz website said the percentage of unemployed poor families rose in relation to the previous report for 2007, from 69 percent to 71.4 percent. However, the percentage of working poor also rose: Families with two or more breadwinners living below the poverty line increased from 21.3 percent to 23.6 percent.

L'Express magazine also added that the global economic crisis is determined to leave 14,000 industrial workers unemployed by the end of the year 2009.

The article adds Palestine's 60 years of resistance has still not taught Israel that there is no military solution to its conflict with the Palestinians. So soon after the failed Israeli invasion of Lebanon, Israel made the same mistake again.

The act was even condemned within Israel. Even Israeli reservists have reportedly refused to enter the war on Gaza in protest at the ongoing killing of women and children. They say they prefer days in prison than Gaza and killing hundreds of civilians, including women and children.

Egypt, Israel blasted for Gaza closure

Mon, 02 Feb 2009 10:21:45 GMT | PressTV

John Ging, Gaza Strip director of operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA)
UN Relief and Works Agency operations Chief John Ging says the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip has caused an 'unbelievable' damage to the strip.

According to Palestinian sources, John Ging said on Sunday that tens of thousands of Gazans have been homeless and now they are living under tents due to the three-week Israeli incursion into the blockaded region.

Referring to the major damage to the houses and health centers, the UNRWA operations chief said, nearly one million people of 1.5 million Gaza's population depend on international aides while UNRWA is facing lots of problems due to the closed crossings of strip.

John Ging also condemned Israel and Egypt for closing the crossings into the Gaza Strip, calling on Cairo and Tel Aviv to ease the siege so that the organization can deliver 'thousands of tons of aid' to Gaza residents.

Working closely with the Israeli regime in its 18-month blockade on the already impoverished region, Cairo has refused to open the Rafah border-crossing even during the 23-day Israeli offensive in which Gazans were in dire need of food, fuel and particularly medicine.

Ging earlier said that "Shamefully, there are thousands of tons of aid waiting on the borders of Gaza that need to be connected right now with the people here."

"The donors have been very generous, the operation in getting it from all over the world to this part of the world has been a success and very quick, but now we have the bottleneck, and of course it has to be that the government of Israel in the first instance has to find operational solutions to get the crossing points open."

Referring to the Israeli strikes on the UN schools, Ging said that the Israeli strikes on the UN schools in the Gaza strip during the war were unacceptable as no fighters were in the school when the attack occurred.

Israeli strikes on three UN-run schools in the Gaza Strip killed at least 48 civilians and wounded 100 others during the war. One of the Strikes took place as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon was in Israel.

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