Wars benefit nobody except the psychopathic bankers, politicians, corporate elite, generals and religious leaders who justify them, start them, and profit from them. For the rest of humanity, wars offer nothing but death, destruction, oppression, trauma and poverty. It's time for peace.
Dr. Helen Caldicott: The Medical Implications of Fukushima / Apr 2012
Dr. Caldicott is a member of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Advisory Council, and here she gives a lecture on the medical implications of Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear power plant disasters, the insanity of nuclear weapons, and the importance of standing up to authority.
Documentary on Iran: Iran is NOT the Problem; Stop War on Iran / Mar 2012
This is documentary tells the story of Iran, a story that the American media will never tell you because they have been priming the American people for a war with Iran. But Iran is actually not the problem. The real problem is actually US imperialism and Israeli fanaticism.
The Untold History of the United States / Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick / Dec 2012
Director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick have teamed together to produce a 10-part documentary on US exceptionalism and historical revisionism. They have also written a book by the same name. In this interview, Stone and Kuznick are interviewed by RT's Abby Martin.
CIA Asset Susan Lindauer / Proof 9-11 was an Inside Job (Mar 2012)
Lindauer was the CIA asset responsible for countries in the Middle East, including Iraq, in the run up to the 9-11 tragedy. She states that the CIA was fully expecting the attack, but the Bush government ignored the warnings for its own political ends and wired the WTC with explosives.
Doing Time, Doing Vipassana - Healing Criminals & Society (Jul 2012)
Almost all prisions harden criminals so on release they make society ever more disfunctional and they are likely to reoffend. But the teaching of Vipassana meditation in Indian prisons has shown that it is possible to heal troubled individuals. Can we do this in Western prisions?
Amazing Speech by War Veteran (Dec 2009)
Mike Prysner is an unusual soldier, one who has remembered his humanity. He describes how racism is used by governments to send the working class to war, to kill other poor people, all in the interest of the ruling classes. The tyranny is at home.
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid / Jimmy Carter (2011)
New book by ex-US President Jimmy Carter outlining the importance for Israel to dismantle its apartheid system if there is ever going to be peace in the Middle East, and this must be reciprocated by Arab countries honoring Israel's right to exist. He concludes: "The bottom line is this: Peace will come to Israel and the Middle East only when the Israeli government is willing to comply with international law, with the Roadmap for Peace, with official American policy, with the wishes of a majority of its own citizens–and honor its own previous commitments–by accepting its legal borders. All Arab neighbors must pledge to honor Israel's right to live in peace under these conditions. The United States is squandering international prestige and goodwill and intensifying global anti-American terrorism by unofficially condoning or abetting the Israeli confiscation and colonization of Palestinian territories. It will be a tragedy – for the Israelis, the Palestinians, and the world – if peace is rejected and a system of oppression, apartheid and sustained violence is permitted to prevail."
Israel is completely out of control (10 June 2010)
If any other country acted with the lawlessness, ruthlessness and barbarism that Israel routinely does today, it would, at the very least, suffer trade sanctions. But Israel can act with impunity because it has unconditional US backing. So we have a rogue nation, under the illusion of its divine right to flout international law and human morality, acting truly like an enfant terrible — thugs who can murder anyone they please and destroying anything that gets in the way of their Zionist objectives. It okay for Israel to have illegal nuclear weapons, but it's not okay for Iran to pursue legal nuclear power. It is okay for Israel to steal land from others, but it is not okay for those others to oppose the theft (and if they do they are branded terrorists). It is okay for Israel to perpetrate war crimes, but if you even suggest accountability you will be branded an anti-Semite. It is time for Jews around the world to condemn Israel/Zionism and stand up for humanity and international law, just as it is also time for Muslims everywhere to condemn Islamic fanaticism. At the root of the problem is religion: can you really worship a barbaric god without turning into a barbarian? But it also works both ways: as Nelson Mandela wrote: "I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, with secure borders." Israel is running amok because it is rabidly insecure.
The Arrest of Professor Joseph Moshe (13 Aug 09)
Joseph Moshe is a biological scientist who made the mistake of contacting a radio show in the US to warn listeners that pharmaceutical giant Baxter are deliberately trying to start a plague using vaccines as bio-weapons. The next day his car was surrounded by a SWAT team and he has since disappeared. We had a Youtube video link of it but that video has strangely disappeared. What has happened to Moshe?
Tony Blair: Middle East "Peace Envoy" (Feb/Mar 2009)
The man who deliberately misled Britain into the illegal invasion of Iraq which killed hundreds of thousands of its citizens, and then who turned a blind-eye to the US torture program, is now being paid large amounts of money as an international "peace envoy" for the Middle East, helping to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians. If this wasn't ridiculous enough, he has also recently accepted a bribe — the 2009 Dan David Prize of $1m from Tel Aviv University for his "exceptional leadership and steadfast determination in helping to engineer agreements and forge lasting solutions to areas in conflict." Considering the facts, including the recent revelation that Blair even refused to debate the Iraq invasion with his own cabinet, this is clearly a cynical attempt by an "academic" institution to buy political favor, and presents a huge conflict of interest for Blair in his new "peace envoy" role. But as nobody really takes his new role seriously, he will no doubt be able to continue this farcical charade.
At the 2008 Crashing the Party convention, former UN Weapons Inspector, Scott Ritter, made a remarkable speech: even though he is a patriotic American, he confessed that the majority of his own people were "sick" because they believe that the US has a right to not only unilaterally dictate terms to the rest of the world, but also to help itself to other country's resources, in violation to international law, to maintain their addiction to rampant consumerism. In the US now, thanks to a virtual media monopoly that has dumbed-down its citizens so that they are now some of the most ignorant and ill-informed people on the face of the Earth, war has become entertainment, a chance for Americans to feel good about themselves as their armed forces mete out "shock and awe" on millions of foreign and frightened citizens. World peace actually hangs in the balance because of the actions of one country — America (two countries if you count Israel). If you are an American, you are urged to listed to Ritter's speech and understand that you are not being "unpatriotic" if you choose to support the vision of your Founding Fathers rather than the nightmare of your current political leaders. To view Ritter's talk, click here. At the same convention, former CIA analyst, Ray McGovern, also gave a talk.
It is a double or nothing gamble placed by the US government to try to stop the chaos and bloodshed in Iraq spiraling out of control. And it is bound to fail because the US Army's own counter-insurgency field manual states that "at minimum, 20 combat troops for every 1,000 people in the population" are needed to stamp out insurgency. Therefore, Baghdad alone would require 120,000 troops whereas the US presence in the whole of Iraq is currently only 70,000. But there is another fatal flaw in Bush's policy in that it assumes that there are a fixed number of Iraqi insurgents that need to be destroyed before the country will be at peace. But insurgents are mostly ordinary Iraqi young men who, from their perspective, are waging a legitimate terrorist campaign against infidel invaders, invaders who are politically linked with their arch-enemy, Israel. As a result, the more America commits to Iraq and the longer its occupation, the greater the insurgency it will face. Like with Vietnam, this is a no-win situation and the only viable solution is to withdraw despite the consequences. To do otherwise may save lives in the short-term, but from a long-term perspective such actions will only make matters worse.
Thirteen of the most prominent physicists in the US have written a letter to President Bush describing his government's consideration to use nuclear weapons against Iran as "gravely irresponsible", warning that such action would have "disastrous consequences for the security of the United States and the world." The letter was put together by Jorge Hirsch, a physics professor at the University of California, and was signed by a collection of eminent scientists including five Nobel laureates. It was sent to the President along with a petition signed by more than 1,800 physicists against the use of such weapons in preemptive strikes. Hirsch writes, "We are members of the profession that brought nuclear weapons into existence, and we feel strongly that it is our professional duty to contribute our efforts to prevent their misuse. Physicists know best about the devastating effects of the weapons they created, and these eminent physicists speak for thousands of our colleagues." He goes on to say that, "Once the U.S. uses a nuclear weapon again, it will heighten the probability that others will too. In a world with many more nuclear nations and no longer a 'taboo' against the use of nuclear weapons, there will be a greatly enhanced risk that regional conflicts could expand into global nuclear war, with the potential to destroy our civilization." more
Highlight of Galloway's Testimony to Senate (17 May 2005)
"Now, Senator, I gave my heart and soul to oppose the policy that you promoted. I gave my political life's blood to try to stop the mass killing of Iraqis by the sanctions on Iraq which killed one million Iraqis, most of them children, most of them died before they even knew that they were Iraqis, but they died for no other reason other than that they were Iraqis with the misfortune to born at that time. I gave my heart and soul to stop you committing the disaster that you did commit in invading Iraq. And I told the world that your case for the war was a pack of lies.
"I told the world that Iraq, contrary to your claims, did not have weapons of mass destruction. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to al-Qaeda. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to the atrocity on 9/11 2001. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that the Iraqi people would resist a British and American invasion of their country and that the fall of Baghdad would not be the beginning of the end, but merely the end of the beginning.
"Senator, in everything I said about Iraq, I turned out to be right and you turned out to be wrong, and 100,000 people paid with their lives; 1600 of them American soldiers sent to their deaths on a pack of lies; 15,000 of them wounded, many of them disabled forever, on a pack of lies.
"If the world had listened to Kofi Annan, whose dismissal you demanded, if the world had listened to President Chirac, who you want to paint as some kind of corrupt traitor, if the world had listened to me and the anti-war movement in Britain, we would not be in the disaster that we are in today. Senator, this is the mother of all smokescreens: you are trying to divert attention from the crimes that you supported, from the theft of billions of dollars of Iraq's wealth.
"Have a look at the real Oil-for-Food scandal. Have a look at the 14 months you were in charge of Baghdad, the first 14 months when $8.8 billion of Iraq's wealth went missing on your watch. Have a look at Halliburton and other American corporations that stole not only Iraq's money, but the money of the American taxpayer.
"Have a look at the oil that you didn't even meter, that you were shipping out of the country and selling, the proceeds of which went who knows where? Have a look at the $800 million you gave to American military commanders to hand out around the country, without even counting it or weighing it.
"Have a look at the real scandal breaking in the newspapers today, revealed in the earlier testimony in this committee: that the biggest sanctions busters were not me or Russian politicians or French politicians. The real sanctions busters were your own companies with the connivance of your own Government."(You can view the entire confrontation on the BBC website. We like Galloway's stand against the illegal invasion of Iraq and how he has stood up to the Senate, but we do not endorse his general politics and personal opinions.)
Shrinking Palestine: These maps show the palestinian land loss that has taken place since 1946. Source: www.kibush.co.il