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105 Billion A Month, 3.5 billion a Day..1.26 Trillion a Year.. 12 Trillion Dollars over 9.5 Years: : Iraq and Afghan Wars
3 years 34 weeks ago
Anonymous


24 Feb 2011
The human, animal and environmental costs of
the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan are
incalculable. Below are the fiscal costs, about
which corporate war profiteer media and the
USG's spokespersons remain silent.

The 3 Trillion Dollar War by Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz
was written several years ago.
That figure is way out of date now,
and did not include Afghanistan.

Over 9.5 years, the 12 trillion dollar wars in Iraq, Afghanistan
and Pakistan have been 1.26 trillion a year, 105 billion a month
and 3.5 billion dollars a day.

http://threetrilliondollarwar.org/

Major corporate tv, radio, and newspapers in the US
continue to suppress coverage of the human, environmental,
and financial costs of the US wars when discussing the
bankruptcy of states and cities. Among the long list of these
criminals is Mitt Romney who with money from the LDS
Church caused Bain Capital to buy Clear Channel Radio, a
network which carries Rush Limbaugh and many other warmongers. ABC Disney carries
warmonger Sean Hannity on radio. Rupert Murdoch carries
him on tv.

 

 

 

 


The three trillion dollar war a book written several years ago... and about Iraq only

 

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol... a 2008 article

The cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts have grown to staggering proportionsJoseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes
The Bush Administration was wrong about the benefits of the war and it was wrong about the costs of the war. The president and his advisers expected a quick, inexpensive conflict. Instead, we have a war that is costing more than anyone could have imagined.

Live Reporting from the Wisconsin Protests
3 years 34 weeks ago
spamsucks

Madison, Wisconsin Indymedia is offline but I'm linking to a few places to go for independent media coverage. The first link goes to the Center for Media and Democracy and they are covering breaking news for events in Madison. This website has been doing ongoing coverage for the past week of events in Wisconsin. Their link is:

http://prwatch.org/news/2011/02/9944/live-reporting-wisconsin-protests

Milwaukee, Wisconsin IMC is still online and doing open posting:

http://mke.indymedia.org

Here is some of the breaking news for today from Madison (provided by CMD):

6:52 p.m. - Watch CMD's own Mary Bottari featered on RT America.

Madison's own John Nichols will be on the Ed Shultz MSNBC tonight covering the latest developments from Madison. Read his latest post on the Koch Brothers scandal [http://www.thenation.com/blog/158804/taped-conversation-reveals-wisconsin-governors-deal-david-koch?page=full here].

6:30 p.m. - TIM CULLEN'S RESPONSE TO WALKER-"KOCH" CRANK CALL

WisPolitics reports on Dem Sen. Tim Cullen's response to the , saying it revealed Walker's true nature and damaged the governor's working relationships with the state Democrats.

"Cullen also said the call reveals Walker's true intention in his budget repair bill is to kill the unions. He said it was telling he does not mention to the prank caller the savings he has argued would be generated by the budget repair bill and how the changes were needed to balance the state's books."

The Shortwave Report 02/18/11 Listen Globally
3 years 35 weeks ago
Anonymous

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The Shortwave Report 02/11/11 Listen Globally
3 years 36 weeks ago
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Human Rights Walkathon 2011 – A Walk for Freedom
3 years 36 weeks ago
Anonymous

The 5th Annual Human Rights Walkathon, dedicated to spreading the message of Human Rights to Tampa Bay is preparing for the biggest walkathon ever — and the message of equal opportunity and freedom from oppression for all.

The Walkathon is Saturday, March 5, 2011 in N. Straub Park, St. Petersburg, FL beginning at 9am.  It is a FREE family event, committed to raising awareness about basic human rights for all mankind.  The Walkathon expects over 1500 walkers this year with live entertainment and free activities for the kids.

The Human Rights Walkathon has gained broad support from City Officials in the Tampa Bay Area including the Mayors of St. Petersburg, Tampa and Clearwater. The City of St. Petersburg is an official co-sponsor of the event.

The Human Rights Walkathon is organized and presented by Youth for Human Rights Florida, Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, United for Human Rights and The Human Rights Group. 
Human rights: the rights you have simply because you are human.

For more information visit http://www.humanrightswalkathon.org or call 727-657-7026. 

About the organizers of the Human Rights Walkathon:

The Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FCAHT) is a human trafficking victims advocacy organization created in 2004 by Anna Rodriguez. Ms Rodriguez has extensive experience in identifying, advocating and supporting victims in need, and assisting them in pursuing justice. She is experienced in law enforcement and prosecution of such cases, and with human trafficking case law.

RAAN Smashes CHASE Bank in Kentucky
3 years 37 weeks ago
spamsucks
"What am I lying here for? ... We are lying here as though we had a chance of enjoying a quiet time. ... Am I waiting until I become a little older?" - Xenophon

February 4th, 2011 - At around 12:30 AM this morning, members of the Red & Anarchist Action Network (RAAN) in Lexington, Kentucky used broken chunks of porcelain to smash out several windows and the front doors of CHASE Bank at the corner of Harrodsburg and Clays Mill.

The Shortwave Report 02/04/11 Listen Globally
3 years 37 weeks ago
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HASTA LA VISTA 4 HAVING FAIR & REPRESENTATIVE FUTURE AMERICAN ELECTIONS U.S. DITTO~HEAD$....
3 years 38 weeks ago
Anonymous
PRESIDENT OBAMA, IT APPEARS OBVIOUS 2 ALL US little American voters that AMERICA IS BETTER AT ASSURING FAIR ELECTIONS IN FOREIGN LANDS THEN HERE in OUR OWN HOME TOWN USA ..... ** EVEN THE POPE MUST KNOW BY NOW THAT OUR U.S. ELECTIVE PROCE$$ IS APPARENTLY ONLY AN ALLUSION OF FAIR & REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT ** ** FAIR & JUST AMERICAN STATE & FEDERAL ELECTION$ HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY BEEN HIJACKED BY USA & INTERNATIONAL ELITE $$ ** ** RELAX LITTLE VOTING AMERICANS, HONEST & FAIR U.S. STATE & FEDERAL ELECTION$ MIGHT JUST RETURN TO AMERICA AGAIN ONE~DAY *** WITH THE NEW INVENTION~CREATION OF THESE NIXON ERA ~ KARL ROVE STYLE SECRET 501C4 POLITICAL SLU$H, OUR AMERICAN WEALTHY ELITE BILLIONAIRE CABAL NOW HAS FULL CONTROL OVER THE little voting Americans STATE & FEDERAL ELECTION$..... : RECENT U.S. EXAMPLE THAT IS UNDISPUTED : AMERICA'S LAST FEDERAL ELECTION WAS GREATLY INFLUENCED BY STOLEN & LEGIT TARP BAILOUT (ENDLESS $$) BEING DIRECTLY INSERTED INTO THESE SECRET 501C4 SLU$H ACCOUNTS THAT WERE THEN USED TO PURCHASE MAJOR SWIFT BOAT STYLE ATTACK ADS THAT INFLUENCED TOO MANY U.S. CONGRESSIONAL RACES NATION~WIDE. THIS SAME EXACT NEW ELECTIVE PROCESS OF (ENDLESS SECRET 501C4 $$ WINNER TAKE ALL ) IS SADLY THE BEST OUR WEALTHY ELITE FEEL THEY CAN AFFORD TO OFFER OUR COUNTRIES HONEST VOTERS AT THIS TIME. WITH THE INTERNATIONAL THREATS COMING CLOSER & CLOSER TO HOME TOWN USA, OUR BILLIONAIRE ELITE WHO CONTROL AMERICA, OBVIOUSLY FEEL THERE IS NO LONGER THE AVAILABILITY OF RUNNING THE RISK OF ALLOWING FAIR & JUST U.S. ELECTION$.... ** THEY NOW HAVE THROUGH THE U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION OF ALLOWING UNLIMITED CAMPAIGN FUNDING TO BE INJECTED IN USA STATE & FEDERAL ELECTIONS via world corporation$ HAVE CHANGED AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT FOREVER ~MORE ....
The Shortwave Report 01/28/11 Listen Globally
3 years 38 weeks ago
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Census outcomes result in 12 seats in Congress switching states
3 years 38 weeks ago
Anonymous

The United States Census had some surprising outcomes. One of them is changes to Congressional representation. There are 12 seats that will belong to different states in the House of Representatives from now on. Republicans are likely to realize probably the most increases, as the brand new seats are in strong Republican districts.

Census makes House switch 12 seats

Some areas had to have changed in the number of seats within the House of Representatives, based on the Washington Post. This was due to the U.S. Census. As states have a number of seats within the House of Representatives, shifts in population can mean seats gained or lost. In all, 12 seats are switching, affecting 18 states. Probably the most seats were added to Texas. In fact, four House seats were added. Florida gained House seats also. It got 2 extra. Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina, Nevada, Utah, and Washington State all gained one additional seat in the lower house. A single set was lost be Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. New York and Ohio lost also. 2 seats were lost from both.

Human population expansion slowed down throughout last census

There has been less population growth within the United States then before. AOL News reports this to be observed in the 2010 Census. Since 2000, there has only been a 9.7 percent population expansion of about 308,745,538 people. It was not that low since the Great Depression even. Nevada's population rose the most, growing by 35.1 percent, while Michigan was the only state to lose individuals, having shrunk by 0.6 percent. A 14.3 percent increase was shown in the Southern states. Only 3.2 percent expansion increase was shown in the Northeast states.

Gains hurt Democrat aspect

Spokane police find bomb near Martin Luther King Day celebration
3 years 38 weeks ago
Anonymous

A Martin Luther King Day parade in Spokane, Wash., was almost the scene of a tragedy. Spokane workers found an explosive device near the parade route. Before the celebration began, city employees for Spokane discovered a backpack which had wiring, and the police were alerted. The culprit hasn't been found, and the reason is unknown. The FBI has taken over the case.

Before parade, Spokane police defuse bomb

In Spokane, Wash., a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade was very nearly turned into the scene of a terrible tragedy, as employees of the city of Spokane found a bomb, according to MSNBC. There were city employees looking at the parade route about a half hour before the start when the Spokane explosive device was found. An unattended backpack that was sitting on a metal bench was found by city workers. The backpack stuck out because it had suspicious looking wires coming out of it, which caused the city workers to call the Spokane Police. The parade was delayed and rerouted as the explosive device disposal unit came to get rid of the machine.

Many would have been hurt

The bomb going off would have “inflict multiple casualties” as it was “viable” which the Spokesman Review reports. This was after the Federal Bureau of Investigation reports. The crowd would have had shrapnel blown into it depending on the way the bomb was positioned. It was facing marchers within the crowd. Also within the backpack were 2 t-shirts. “Treasure Island Spring Break 2009” and “Stevens County Relay for Life 2010” were what they said. The pipe explosive device found in the backpack, in accordance with ABC, was rigged to be detonated remotely by radio.

What was not known

The Shortwave Report 01/21/11 Listen Globally
3 years 39 weeks ago
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March for justice for Marvin Booker and all the victims of police terror!
3 years 39 weeks ago
spamsucks

March for justice for Marvin Booker and all the victims of police terror!
Saturday January 29, 6pm, Meet at the Denver Skatepark

No justice, no peace...

Six months ago,Denver sheriff's deputies murdered Marvin Booker. Since then, there has been no justice.

We are still here, we are still angry, and we are still demanding accountability. Until then, there will be no peace.
...
In the six months since Marvin's murder while in custody at the Van Cise-Simonet Justice Center, nothing has changed. The deputies that murdered Marvin still guard other prisoners, after the Denver DA refused to press charges. The videotaped evidence of the entire incident has never been released to the public, under the claim that an internal affairs investigation is still ongoing.

Six months later, and nothing has changed. In the months since Marvin's murder, dozens of allegations have been leveled against Denver metro area law enforcement departments of abuse, assault, rape, and misconduct.

In Aurora, a DARE officer distributed child pornography. In Denver, a police officer raped women and threatened them with arrest if they failed to give in to his advances or tried to report his actions. In Denver, lawsuit after lawsuit has been filed alleging extreme police violence. In Denver, police assaulted a disabled woman for not opening the door fast enough for them. In Lakewood, police killed an unarmed man who was stealing money to pay his rent and take care of his family.

This isn't just about a few bad apples. This is about the role of police and policing within our society.

The Shortwave Report 01/14/11 Listen Globally
3 years 40 weeks ago
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Community Leaders Outraged by "Secure Communities Program"
3 years 40 weeks ago
Anonymous

COMMUNITY LEADERS EXPRESS OUTRAGE OVER SECURE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM, CALL ON GOVENOR RITTER TO REVERSE EXECUTIVE ORDER

DENVER, CO- Concerned community members, human rights advocates, journalists, clergy, business owners, authors, political activists, labor union leaders, and educators are outraged at Governor Bill Ritter’s Executive Order to introduce Colorado into the federal Secure Communities Program. This program authorizes law enforcement agencies to execute federal immigration laws, creating an environment conducive to racial profiling, harassment and discrimination targeting immigrants and Latinos residing or visiting the State of Colorado.

“This Executive Order is bad social and economic policy at a time when the Latino and immigrant community are besieged by anti-immigrant sentiment and additional funds necessary to implement this order will further strain limited state resources. The Executive Order is a wrongheaded approach to solve the immigration issue in Colorado. The implementation of these policies can hinder rather than attain public safety when it increases community mistrust of the police; the same people we should trust to protect us rather than racially profile us and separate us from our families.” stated Solomon Juarez, President of the Denver Metro Chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA). “The impact of this policy will be felt not just by immigrants but also the broader Latino community.”