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Weekly News Roundup September  13-20 More

WANNA LOSE YOUR SOUL?

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J.Speer. Williams  (c)copyright 2010

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“When we talk about compassion we talk in terms of being kind. But compassion is not so much being kind; it is being creative [enough] to wake a person up”

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoch   1939-1987 

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When we don’t exercise our bodies, our muscles become weak. When we do not exercise our minds, what has the potential to be a steel trap begins to rust and it’s springs lose snap.

Our conscience, that regulates our morality, also becomes rusty and weakens if not used. Ignore your conscience long enough and you might lose your soul. 

A soul-less being has no empathy for others. Lose your empathy, and you’ll know you’ve lost your conscience, on the way to losing your soul. More

Remote controlled warfare: The “Creech 14” make their case in court

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A peace movement victory in court

by John Dear SJ on Sep. 21, 2010 

We saw that future as we walked onto Creech Air Force Base on April 9, 2009. We wanted to rescue the children and civilians who are being killing by our “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” as they’re called.

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“Fourteen anti-war activists may have made history today in a Las Vegas courtroom when they turned a misdemeanor trespassing trial into a possible referendum on America’s newfound taste for remote-controlled warfare.” That’s how one Las Vegas newspaper summed up our stunning day in court last Tuesday, Sept. 14, when fourteen of us stood trial for walking on to Creech Air Force Base last year on April 9, 2009 to protest the U.S. drones.

We went in hoping for the best and prepared for the worst. As soon as we started, the judge announced that he would not allow any testimony on international law, the necessity defense or the drones, only what pertained to the charge of “criminal trespassing.”

With that, the prosecutors called forth a base commander and a local police chief to testify that we had entered the base, that they had given us warnings to leave, and that they arrested us. They testified that they remembered each one of us. Then they rested their case.

We called three expert witnesses, what the newspaper called “some of the biggest names in the modern anti-war movement.” These were: Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general under President Lyndon Johnson; Ann Wright, a retired U.S. Army colonel and one of three former U.S. State Department officials who resigned on the eve of the 2003 invasion of Iraq; and Bill Quigley, legal director for the New York City-based Center for Constitutional Rights. We presumed they would not be allowed to speak.

All fourteen of us acted as our own lawyers, and were not allowed any legal assistance, so members of our group took turns questioning our witnesses, and trying not to draw the judge’s wrath. Lo and behold, the judge let them speak, and they spoke for hours. More

Freedom Flotilla: “Israel is Threatening to Attack Us”

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Editor note:  this is an excellant article about the true conditions of the Palestinians and the attempted eradication of them, by Israel.  The Freedom Flotilla has been threatened with attacks by Israel as it attempts to bring food, necessities and construction materials to the communities devasted by the on-going Israeli attacks. This site also includes numerous videos and information you won’t find anywhere else….especially not on MSM(for morons).  Marti____

Live Link:    Mantiq al-Tayr

May 29, 2010 ·

1. The quote in the title headline is from the video below featuring Huwaida Arraf, an American-born Christian woman of Palestinian heritage married to a Jew, Adam Shapiro, the  head of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Rachel Corrie was with the ISM when she was murdered.  Ms. Arraf  is talking about the Freedom Flotilla, a group of ships heading to Gaza to break the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza’s shore. In addition, the Flotilla is not just carrying “humanitarian aid” – you know, shitty food that Jews occupying Palestine wouldn’t eat themselves, they are carrying construction materials so that Gaza can rebuild itself after the terrorist murderous Israeli invasion of Gaza about a year and a half ago.  Said invasion being a series of war crimes against the Palestinian people that was bravely supported by both houses of the Congress of the United States of America, a fact which all decent Americans are utterly ashamed of.

Here is Ms. Arraf talking about the Flotilla. There is no question in my mind that the Israelis are far more afraid of people like Huwaida Arraf and the 750 or so good folks on board the Freedom Flotilla than they have ever been of suicide bombers. READ MORE

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