Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Come September." Arundhati Roy Speech.


The Following is the transcript of Arundhati Roy  an Indian Political Activist and Writer invited to speak by the Lannan Foundation on September 18,2002 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 The speech delivers a strong narrative on each of the steps which brought us to today's global crise (the corruption of governments and the illusion of freedom in which its citizen lives.

"...today the world is run by three of the most secretive institutions in the world: The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization, all three of which, in turn, are dominated by the U.S"
Arundhati  Roy's speech can be viewed and heard in a documentary
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Transcription of Arundhati Roy reading Lensic Performing Arts Center Santa Fe, New Mexico.
18 September 2002

               My talk today is called "Come September."
The theme of much of what I write, fiction as well as nonfiction, is the relationship between power and powerlessness and the endless, circular conflict they're engaged in.
John Berger,once wrote: "Never again will a single story be told as though it's the only one." There can never be a single story. There are only ways of seeing. So when I tell a story, I tell it not as an ideologue who wants to pit one absolutist ideology against another, but as a story-teller who wants to share her way of seeing. Though it might appear otherwise, my writing is not really about nations and histories; it's about power. About the paranoia and ruthlessness of power. About the physics of power. I believe that the accumulation of vast unfettered power by a State or a country, a corporation or an institution - or even an individual, a spouse, a friend, a sibling -regardless of ideology, results in excesses....
Living as I do, as millions of us do, in the shadow of the nuclear holocaust that the governments of India and Pakistan keep promising their brain-washed citizenry, and in the global neighborhood of the War Against Terror (what President Bush rather biblicaly calls "The Task That Never Ends"), I find myself thinking a great deal about the relationship between Citizens and the State. 
In India, those of us who have expressed views on Nuclear Bombs, Big Dams, Corporate Globalization and the rising threat of communal Hindu fascism - views that are at variance with the Indian Government's - are branded 'anti- national.' While this accusation doesn't fill me with indignation, it's not an accurate description of what I do or how I think. Because an 'anti-national' is a person who is against his or her own nation and, by inference, is pro some other one. But it isn't necessary to be 'anti-national' to be deeply suspicious of all nationalism.
Nationalism of one kind or another was the cause
of most of the genocide of the twentieth century
Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead.  When independent- thinking people (and here I do not include the corporate media) begin to rally under flags, when writers, painters, musicians, film makers suspend their judgment and blindly yoke their art to the service of the "Nation," it's time for all of us to sit up and worry. In the U.S. we saw it during the Gulf War and we see it now during the "War Against Terror."

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Road to Guantanamo. A documentary: See behind the veil.

On December 10, 1948 The General assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages if you follow the link below.  Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories"


  • Article 5.
No one shall e subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or unishment
  • Article 6.
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
  • Article 7.
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
  • Article8.
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or y law.
  • Article 9.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

These are just a few articles to separate Society from mad anarchic. The United State Government has endowed itself mother of Liberty, Justice and Freedom for All.

Then what happen in Guantanamo:


Watching documentaries of WWII of the camps, we asked our selves how can the German people can have been blind and unaware of the atrocities perpetrated to the Jews. Well when a government is left unchecked and feed our fears with well targeted propaganda, when our patriotism is left in question, when the medias are censured, we the people are hurdled like sheep toward a mass lobotomy where our commune sense has been extracted and like zombies we accept the word of our leaders talking of weapon of mass destruction wich never existed, engaging in a war which we should have never been evolved.

Since 2003, Osama Bin Laden is still roaming free, North Korea has the power to create it own Nuclear bomb, Pakistan and Afghanistan kill's our young men and women witch weapons, trainings our intelligence has provided.

The Road to Guantanamo is one pieces of the puzzle showing us how we have lost our ways. We are a Democratic country, our constitution is the best civil constitution of the world, our government does not torture, humiliate, insult prisoner...   one is innocent until proven guilty...The truth is out ... we have seen the pictures... the Bush administration has been ousted with there billions of war profiteering while we are today loosing our jobs, homes, dreams...
Mr. Bush says of Guantanamo prisoners:  " The only thing I know for certain is that these are ad people, and we look forward to working closely with the Blair government to deal with the issue", in this documentary the American military may be the film's great villain, but Mr Winterbottom  director of the movie makes it clear that the Blair government is complicit.
The human rights abuses at Guantanamo bay highlights widespread criticism by Amnesty International, who referred to the prison as "the gulag"  world leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who stated that "An institution like Guantanamo in its present form cannot and must not exist in the long term" 






And still, no one has yet to be accountable...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Men Who Stare at Goats. Based on a true story.

It was some thirty years ago on the big screen that we watched Darth Vader kill with sheer force of will. It was pure science fiction. Or was it?



"The Men Who Stare At Goats" is a soon to be released major motion picture starring George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, and Ewan McGregor. It is a lighthearted look at how the U.S. Army explored paranormal powers, parapsychology and psychic functioning in the late 1970's and early 80s. The film portrays all of this in a whimsical and comical tone, but there is a real story behind this comical tale, and that story is dead serious.

Three years in the making, Jon Ronson’s Crazy Rulers of the World explores the apparent madness at the heart of US Military, Intelligence and Government communities.  With first-hand access to the leading players in the story, Jon Ronson examines the extraordinary -- and plain bizarre -- national secrets at the core of George W Bush's war on terror.

   Interviewee: "We had a master sergeant that could stop the heart of a goat"
   Jon Ronson: "What? Just by looking at it?"
   Interviewee: "Just by wantin' the goat's heart to stop...

This is the first of a 3 part documentary series, Ronson uses his superficially nerdy journalist demeanor to elicit candid responses from interviewees.
The topic here is the acceptance of outrageous ideas such as mysticism by the US Military after failing to win in Vietnam. At times the documentary seems like parody, but despite being about a lunatic fringe who believe that soldiers can be trained to do such things at communicate psychically with animals, it shows a serious point.  Each one of the actual people interviewed represents a uniquely American cultural stereotype, Texan cowboy, West Coast hippie, Pro Wrestler style martial arts fan.  For the first time ever, high-level members of the US power elite reveal extraordinary - and very nutty - national secrets.  It begins In 1979 as a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US Army. Defying all known accepted military practice - and indeed, the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries, they were the First Earth Battalion and they really take their task very  seriously. What's more, they're back and helping to fight the War on Terror. THE CRAZY RULERS OF THE WORLD is a hilarious and an eye-opening exploration of American Military and Intelligence paranoia. The series looks at the irrationality at the center of George W Bush's America. With first-hand access to the leading players in the story, Ronson traces the evolution of these bizarre activities over the past three decades, and sees how it is alive today within US Homeland Security and post-war Iraq. Why are they blasting Iraqi prisoners-of-war with the theme tune to Barney the Purple Dinosaur? Why have 100 de-bleated goats been secretly placed inside the Special Forces command center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina? How was the US Military associated with the mysterious mass-suicide of a strange cult from San Diego? THE CRAZY RULERS OF THE WORLD answers these, and many more, questions. Jon Ronson has written a book THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS to accompany the series, which will be published by Picador in November.

If this is a real, albeit extreme reflection of the reality of the military’s ability to be influenced by irrational ideas that seem culturally acceptable, then ideas that are more widespread in the US but not in the rest of the world, such as extremist Christianity could also damage its efficacy.
When one of the greatest military force in the world cannot create armies capable to win a relatively small war in Iraq, or Afghanistan and when our leaders sanity are not questioned based on their leadership then we should all fear for our freedom and safety.

This is just a short clip of the documentary, Please visit my YouTube Channel at;
"http://www.youtube.com/user/sibelmj"
to view the complete serie




Episode 1: The Men Who Stare at Goats

"The men who stare at goats" charts the history of a secret US Army unit founded in 1979, the First Earth Battalion. The program uncovers the truth about this unit's involvement with paranormal activities that defy accepted military practice, including mind reading and out of body experiences.

 Episode 2: Funny Torture

We learn how the New Age movement of the 1980s has influenced interrogation at Guantanamo Bay and in post-war Iraq.

 Episode 3: Psychic Foot-Soldiers

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Mayas Civilization and The Maya Calender .

Brief History of the Maya Civilization.

The Mayan civilization arose in Mesoamerica around 250 AD, influenced by the culture and religion of the Olmecs. The Mayan urban culture especially flourished until about 900 AD, but continued to thrive in various places until the Spanish conquest.
During this first 650 years, which scholars call the Classic Period, the Mayan civilization consisted of more than 40 sizeable cities spread across modern-day Mexico, Guatemala, and northern Belize.
CortezAt its peak, the total population may have reached 2 million people, the majority of whom lived in modern-day Guatemala. The cities seem to have been mainly ceremonial centers, with the majority of the Maya living a rural, agricultural life around the cities.
Sometime after 900 AD, the Mayan culture declined dramatically and most of the cities were abandoned. Latest scholarship attributes this decline to the loss of trade routes due to war.
The great southern cities became depopulated, but the cities of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico (such as Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, and Mayapán) continued to thrive in the early part of the "Post-Classic Period" (900–1519). By the arrival of the Spanish in the early 16th century, however, most of the Maya were village-dwelling farmers.
Mayan hieroglyphic carvingThe remaining Maya were conquered by the Spanishand converted (at least nominally) to Roman Catholicism. The present-day Mayan peoples are spread mainly across southern Mexico, with small numbers in Guatemala and Belize. They practice a religion that combines Roman Catholicism with Mayan cosmology, deities, and domestic  rituels.
Dooms days has always been the staple of humatity. After dozens of failed Dooms Day predictions, the latest frenzy is the Maya calender predicting the END en 2012 at 11.11.

2012 the myth, the facts.

On the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years. This means that "whatever energy typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time," Joseph writes.
The astronomer Philip Plait has stated very clearly that the Mayan calendar does not end in 2012 at all, that it is like the odometer on your car, as each section of the odometer reaches 9 and then clicks over to 0, the next number to it starts a new cycle, so that when all the numbers again reach 0 all the way across the odometer - the last number will change from 1 to 2 and the new cycle starts all over again.
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Friday, October 9, 2009

Photo Essays: " Pictures say more that a thousand words."


 I have posted these photos essays to illustrate 
my previous posts. 
Often "a picture will say it all." By clicking on the link : slide show... 
you will be redirected to the Foreign Policy web page.


Thank you.

Children at Work

While many children are now enjoying summer holidays from school, others are toiling away in sweatshops. Amid the Great Recession, more parents may be pulling their children out of school and putting them to work to supplement family income.

Slides Show: Children at Work









 
The Battle over Israel's Settlements 

As Washington gears up for a showdown over Israel's settlements, settlers are taking matters into their own hands.
 
Slide Show: The Battle over Israel's Settlements 










The Land of No Smile

Renowned documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve entered North Korea by posing as a businessman looking to open a chocolate factory. Despite 24-hour surveillance by North Korean minders, he took arresting photographs of Pyongyang and its people—images rarely captured and even more rarely distributed in the West. They show stark glimmers of everyday life in the world’s last gulag.

Side Show: The Land of No Smiles











On Gaza, Children, and War

The current Israeli offensive into Gaza has taken a heavy toll on everybody, but it's the innocent children on both sides whose suffering is most undeserved -- and most often exploited

Slide Show: On Gaza, Children, and War:

Gaza's ( Literal) Underground Economy

Since Hamas gained control of Gaza in June 2007, Israel has blockaded the flow of goods into and out of the territory. But when trade is closed above ground, the economy simply moves underground, in more ways than one.

Slide Show: Gaza's (literal) Underground Economy








The People Caught in Between




Ever since Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria during the 1967 Six Day War, the residents of this strategic plateau have been caught in the middle of a dispute that has gone unresolved for more than 40 years. Today, they are going about their lives while others decide their fate.

Slide Show: The People Caught in Between 








Israel at 60




A tour of the turbulent history of the Jewish state, six decades after its founding. 

Slide Show: Israel 60 years 








Reverse Exodus




When the Israeli government closed off the Gaza Strip in an effort to stop militants from firing rockets into Israel, Palestinians took matters into their own hands.

Slide Show: Reverse Exodus












Saturday, October 3, 2009

"A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic." Joseph Stalin

"In the arts of life man invents nothing;
but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself,
and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague,
pestilence, and famine."
George Bernard Shaw

" Rachel Corrie; American killed by an Israeli army bulldozer, Tom Handel; British shot to the head by an Israeli sniper, James Miller; British shot by the Israeli army. If foreigners are dying like this in Gaza what happen to the one million Palestinians who live there."  This is how the documentary "Investigation" by Journey man begins.
This documentary is filmed by a British crew over a period of 40 days. They lived and filmed daily events that you will not see in main stream media. Palestinian civil casualty is a fact deliberately omitted from the U.S.news.
The Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip are under siege by the Israeli Army.
The Jewish People were victimized during WWII by the Nazi German and since 1948 Israel is victimizing the  Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip. Children born during this conflict don't know what freedom feels like; they live under Israeli control like Jewish people lived under Roman rule in AD.
The word Palestinian people does not reflect the reality of  what children, men and women of Palestine in particular those in the Gaza strip had, have and will endure under Israel single agenda take over the Gaza strip. The Israeli Army with the support of  the United States have at their disposal the latest technology and advanced weaponry.  The Palestinian fight back with archaic and home made weapons. Gaza is a giant prison, a camp where people are dehumanized.  The same Nazi propaganda is use to dehumanized the Palestinian; it is so effective that when we think terrorist we think every Palestinian are terrorists, heartless, cowards and murderers.
Watching this program helped me understand the resentment of the Palestinian towards the U.S.  How can we accept this unfazed and support this injustice. With every innocent Palestinian civilian dying, dozen are rising and calling for "jihad", their only thoughts: revenge for the death of  their mothers, for the death of their sisters and brothers.  Revenge against those who abandoned them for bigger pay check and because of their greed. Revenge for the daily humiliation of a father on front of his son, revenge against the one who is responsible for your child helplessly lying in an hospital bed covered in blood from an Israeli bomb.  It is unfortunate that these are the feelings that will throw young Palestinian into the arms of radical true terrorists.

Why would Israel, be such a tyrant? and Why would the U.S. would willingly and knowingly stand with Israel? Is our government really a hostage to the wealth of the Jewish American lobbyist. Are millions of  Palestinians expendable.? ...Please watch this 10 min documentary, and take a moment to leave a comment.
May 2003

Life in Gaza is a constant gauntlet of Israeli sniper fire, military rockets and army bulldozers. No one is safe. In light of the escalating tensions, we're bringing back one of our most moving documentaries, a hard-hitting expose of life in the occupied territories. We speak to the children caught in the crossfire and find out the true cost of Israel's targeted assassinations policy.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The European Union's and Lisbon treaty. The Next great Global Powers might be The E.U.

  The European Union's hopes of greater global clout centered on Ireland on Friday as voting started in a referendum to ratify the Lisbon Treaty.

A year ago, Irish voters rejected the treaty, a watered-down version of the constitution that was vetoed by French and Dutch voters in 2005. The treaty is designed to give the bloc stronger leadership, a more effective foreign policy and a fairer decision-making system.
Follow the link for a clear map of the E.U.

27 Countries

Here are some of the main points of the 250-page treaty.

* INSTITUTIONS: EU leaders will choose a president of the European Council for a renewable 2-1/2 year term, to strengthen the system of rotating presidencies.

-- A powerful new foreign policy chief, at the head of an EU foreign service, will give the bloc a greater say on the world stage. The High Representative will answer to EU governments but also be vice-president of the European Commission and manage the EU executive's large external aid budget.

-- The Eurogroup of finance ministers of countries that share the euro single currency will be formalised for the first time and will elect a chairman for a renewable 2-1/2-year term.

-- Member states will benefit from a NATO-style mutual defence clause in the event that one of them is attacked.

-- The European Court of Justice will be given more power by being allowed to rule on whether national legislation on justice and home affairs is compatible with EU laws, except for Britain and Ireland, which secured opt-outs.

-- The European Commission, the EU's executive, will have fewer members from 2014. Each of the EU's 27 nations now appoints a commissioner but the size will be capped at two thirds of the number of member states.

-- The number of seats in the European Parliament will be increased to 751 from 736.

* VOTING: EU decision-making will continue to be based on the weighted voting system agreed in the 2000 Nice Treaty until 2014.

-- After that, voting will be based on a "double majority" system requiring 55 percent of member states representing 65 percent of the EU population to pass a decision.

-- From 2014 to 2017 any country can ask to revert to the old rules in any vote. States just short of a blocking minority may invoke a mechanism to delay EU decisions for several months.

-- The treaty allows decision-making in more policy areas by majority voting, notably in justice and home affairs. Foreign and defence policy, tax matters and EU budget and revenue decisions will continue to require unanimity.

-- Britain and Ireland won the right to opt out of closer police and justice cooperation, but not to stop other member states moving ahead without them.

-- National parliaments will be given a say in drafting EU laws. They will review draft proposals, and if one third of them reject it, the European Commission will have to change it.

* CITIZENS' RIGHTS: The treaty gives binding force to an existing Charter of Fundamental Rights in all member states except Britain and Poland, which won opt-outs.

- - Britain did not want provisions such as a broadly defined right to strike, the subject of bitter labour conflicts in the 1980s -- to be imposed on it from outside.

EU headquarter & Parliament Brussels
-- Poland's previous right-wing government said it would respect labour provisions, but it needed exemptions to ensure that in the future the EU does not force it to change its laws on family and morality, such as on abortion.

* POLICIES: The treaty introduces as objectives a common energy policy and fighting climate change.

-- The treaty introduces a formal possibility for a country to leave the EU under negotiated terms.

-- One million EU citizens may ask the European Commission in a petition to draft legislation in a given area.

* SECURITY: Increased security for all: the Union will get an extended capacity to act on freedom, security and justice, which will bring direct benefits in terms of the it's ability to fight crime and terrorism.

-- New provisions on civil protection, humanitarian aid and public health also aim at boosting the Union's ability to respond to threats to the security of European citizens.
Oct 2 (Reuters) - EU Parliament in Brussels
My Conclusion.
There is still a long way to go before the E.U. Institution become a smooth running Union of Countries. Like history has shown us century after century, every empire has it rise and decline. Are the United States declining in the eyes of the world?  We are no longer in a position to lead, our credibility is chattered, our economy is to pieces,  our outlook into the future grim. Our government was once the beacon of democracy and its policies were sought after as an example of Justice "by the people for the people". I feel that somewhere along the road, we became arrogant, complaisant and careless. We left Democracy behind for Capitalism, WE said yes to a war for the wrong reason,  we bred man like Madeoff whose only objective was to make money regardless of who and how many he had to ruin. The ruin of the real-estate market forcing thousand of families to  foreclose breaking financial institution is another sign of greed and decadence.  How long before we reclaim our constitution and at what cost?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Where are the Weapon of Mass Destruction Mr. Bush?

 Civilization is the encouragement of differences. Civilization thus becomes a synonym of democracy. Force, violence, pressure, or compulsion with a view to conformity, is both uncivilized and undemocratic."
Mohandas Gandhi

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is brought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?"
Mohandas Gandhi

These are our brothers and sisters

Who gave there lives

Unselfishly

Not for fame and glory but because they were told.



"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent." Mohandas Gandhi

"A man is but the product of his thoughts.

What he thinks, he becomes." Mohandas Gandhi
 
 

There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud.

Edward Kennedy



Note to the readers:

I have a great respect for the soldiers and their family for their ultimate sacrifice, to say that it was in vain would be the greater insult to their memory and their patriotism. I would like those who have benefited from their sacrifice to be accountable. It is not business as usual, Mr. Bush where are the weapon of mass destruction?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"Iraq's War" The men and women who fought and died.

My War, My Story ( after viewing the movie, please take a minute and leave a comment.)


This documentary is a candid highlight of Iraq's war.  Vets from across the country talk about their position on the war. Most of these vets remain loyal yet question the U.S. involvement in Iraq. This documentary is not a statement from the political left– many of these vets have a conservative backgrounds.

The outrage shown by some vets of how corporations has made billions at their expense come mostly from the working class. The documentary highlight the difficulties to resume their life that patriotism made them go, greed made them expendable.

You will also hear of civilians killed at checkpoints. Eric, from Chicago describes the accidental slaughter of three generations of a family. Jimmy from North Carolina ordered his Marines to open fire on a speeding car, which turned out to be full of civilians. What effects do incidents like these have in the long run on returning vets?

The film is divided into ten topical sections:
Why Are We in Iraq?
Support the Troops
On Coming Home, etc.
The style is very open, candid and informal. There is some footage from Iraq, including live combat footage involving one of the vets. Many of the vets remain very troubled by their experiences. For them, the war will never be over

















Our entire country is still paying for this war. Some more then other, some gave the ultimate sacrifice, "their live". There is no "weapon of mass destruction", the Iraqi people do not want the US soldiers on their soil, it was all an intelligent blunder... how can mother, fathers, sisters and brothers who lost someone can be reconciled with such an excuse?
We should all be patriots, give our lives to defend and protect our unique "constitution, liberties and justice." But democracy is not synonym of Capitalism, capital gain should not justify a war, even more so when only few profit and the whole loose.




Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"Big Bucks, Big Pharma" What you don't know will hurt you

This ABC documentary is an eye opener on the practice of Pharmaceutical industry. When a government put capital gain before the welfare of its people. You must see this documentary to understand the argument that is debated today about health care, insurance, doctor and laboratory.

"Big Bucks, Big Pharma" pulls back the curtain on the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to expose the insidious ways that illness is used, manipulated, and in some instances created, for capital gain. Focusing on the industry's marketing practices, media scholars and health professionals help viewers understand the ways in which direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical advertising glamorizes and normalizes the use of prescription medication, and works in tandem with promotion to doctors. Combined, these industry practices shape how both patients and doctors understand and relate to disease and treatment. Ultimately, "Big Bucks, Big Pharma" challenges us to ask important questions about the consequences of relying on a for-profit industry for our health and well-being.

DOCUMENTARY


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Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Hacking Democracy" Hijacking the election.

This documentary will leave you stunted to see how our Democracy and freedom can be manipulated leaving us helpless. We the people were faced in the 2000 elections with uncounted votes, voting machine cliche ... all through the election broadcast we heard unsettling report from voting centers.  The next day when the name of the elected President was announced, America rallied and hail  the new president. Was he the people's chose? Maybe not.  Bev Harris grandmother, publicist and writer did asked the question "how does the votes are counted?". Join her in her journey for the truth.

Description of the following documentary:
This documentary exposes the vulnerability of computers - which count approximately 80% of America's votes in county, state and federal elections - suggesting that if our votes aren't safe, then our democracy isn't safe either.

Trailer.



Full documentary click here or copy and pasted to your browser
http://freedocumentaries.org/theatre.php?filmid=234&id=1294&wh=800x520

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Lisa Steinberg Conclusion and Blue Ribbon Campaign

In a report from 1997 from the CDC, the United States had the highest child homicide, suicide and firearms-related deaths of 26 developed country, of course children have been abused all through history and some believe we  are just beginning to face the true prevalence and significance of child abuse, others worry that many people have become obsessed with child abuse and deny personal responsibility for their problems.
  
It is my believe that child abuses are inflicted by mentally ill perpetrators ( men or women) regardless of race, age and social status. When adults use they power over children to subjugate, to control, to take on other role but of a protector, those adults have cross a threshold of conscience right and wrong thus to mental illness.  Otherwise how can one justify inhuman tortures inflected to harmless infants or children.

The other big problem in our society is the bureaucracy  surrounding the agencies responsible to protected the children. Overloaded by to many cases, looking to protected the parents right and the child's right, they sometime forget they are dealing and representing innocent and helpless children who lie on them for their safety.  The different agencies had have ample warning for Lisa Steinberg.  The tenants of the Steinberg's building and their neighbors were very outspoken. "We reported it to all the proper agencies" one said. A neighbor said to have called child abuse hot lines and responding investigator couldn't find sufficient evidence, William Grinker then New York's commissioner of human resource said that the reports of child abuses at the Steinberg household were mishandled. Mishandled doesn't make me feel better, knowing that this child could have been saved from a house of horror. I believe the investigation been so mismanaged had to do with Mr. Steinberg been a lawyer. Blue Ribbon Awareness is to remind us of all the Lisa's and Alissa's (1995), and to not hesitate to intervene when abuse is suspected. 



Share the Message … Children Deserve to Be Safe
See the Face of children abused.

***WARNING***
THESE PHOTOS CONTAIN EXTREMELY GRAPHIC IMAGES & MAY NOT BE SUITABLE TO CHILDREN.... PLEASE BE ADVISED. 

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