Saturday, September 11, 2021

Ending War to End Terror

The only way to effectively counter terror is to end war

As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, U.S. citizens must insist on paying reparations and choose to lay aside the cruel futility of our forever wars.  
Protest against war in Afghanistan; San Francisco, Oct. 20, 2001. 

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was among a small group of U.S. citizens who sat on milk crates or stood holding signs across from the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Manhattan. We had been fasting from solid foods for a month, calling for an end to brutal economic warfare waged against Iraq through the imposition of U.N. sanctions. 

RCMP Brutality Against Fairy Creek Protectors Escalates

RCMP Brutality Against Fairy Creek Protectors Escalates

by Elders for Ancient Trees

September 9, 2021

From the Elders for Ancient Trees newsletter:


"RCMP brutality and arrests continue apace. Yesterday, (September 8th, 2021) they smashed a van window, dragged out the elderly woman sleeping inside then ran over her vehicle with a backhoe. Here's the result"

It seems that despite a general public outcry, dozens of official complaints, and Judge Thompson's ruling that RCMP tactics and exclusion zones are excessive and illegal, the RCMP answers to no one.  And the ultimate tragedy---apart from watching Teal Jones trucks pull out old growth logs as fast as possible---is that RCMP barbarism is directed at peaceful Indigenous and settler protesters trying to help the government keep its promise about protecting the precious little---but precious nonetheless---old growth remaining.

 Can this really be Canada?  What will we tell our kids and grandkids when the forests are gone and the province is burning?

Monday, September 06, 2021

Satan's Pair: Hell's Handmaidens in Afghanistan


by John Helmer - Dances with Bears

September 2, 2021
If ever there was a man who displayed on his face the evil in his mind, it was Zbigniew Brzezinski (lead image, left),  the national security advisor for President Jimmy Carter (right) when the US plot to start the war against the Soviet Union on the Afghan front was hatched in  1979. 

“Now we can lure the Russians into the Afghan trap,” he wrote Carter in a secret note of February 1979.