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BB = Baltimore Burning. « Tired of living in a box, the man stopped running ». +Nigeria.

THE HORRIBLE TIMELINE. State of emergency declared.

>>>> « Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard after riots erupted in Baltimore » (CNN).

>>> > « Nearly 200 people have been arrested as a result of a period of unrest in Baltimore that began Monday, Howard Libit, Baltimore’s director of strategic planning and policy, said today.

There were 144 vehicle fires and 15 structure fires, he said » (CNN).

>> > » Yesterday, Seven Baltimore police officers have suffered major injuries in street clashes, a police spokesman said.

One officer was knocked unconscious and others had broken bones, Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said. Video showed a police car burning and a pharmacy damaged.

The unrest came the same day as the funeral in West Baltimore for Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody » (CNN).

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>>> « Up to 5,000 law enforcement officials will be requested from the mid-Atlantic region to help quell violence in Baltimore, a Maryland State Police official said.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the city will impose a mandatory curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily, starting on Tuesday and effective for one week.

Fifteen police officers have been injured during riots and two remained hospitalized, police said. More than two dozen people have been arrested » (CNN).

>>>> Freddie Gray death: Protesters damage cars; 12 arrested. « I’m tired of living in a box »  – So, the black man stopped running to confront death. The young man died in custody. Reflect about this. 

Challenging American Criminal Exceptionalism. (Global Research)

« American exceptionalism reflects the belief that Americans are somehow better than everyone else ».

Why Michael Brown, Trayvon, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray and many many many black men shut down in the streets, again and again ? And each  time the Police is incriminated for poorly handling their job according to the protocols, no deterrent action is taken.

Why ?

Is there some hidden pattern inside the police stations unknown to the public ? Why is the American police always short and defaulting with black men cases ? Training ? Exceptional impunity ? Culture of ill-policing ? What about the Mayor or Governor reluctant to condemn those barbaric acts outright on due time ? What is the next step to stop this ?


President Barack Obama called for a nationwide « soul-searching » and condemned the outbreak of violence in Baltimore that followed the funeral for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died after being arrested more than two weeks ago.

Those responsible for the violence « need to be treated as criminals, » he said, adding that they « distracted from the fact that you had seen multiple days of peaceful protests that were focused on entirely legitimate concerns. »

As Obama spoke at the White House, police and crowds were gathering again on the streets of Baltimore » (CNN).

Peaceful protests can not be the only response to dreadful police arrestations. It is too simple, too lazy and totally irresponsible. Is the administration short of action and authority ? Apparently, yes. Thus, the endless call for « peaceful protests » and after the chant, here we go again. Helpless and insecure.

Condemning civil violence responding to Institutional violence is a sign of weakness and only that. Unfortunately, this is what America has to offer to its people. Incompetence, incapacity and indifference combined, the scenario is awful and stands as a big shame for America.

Watch below a tremendous photo from Baltimore at the Daily Kos.

This should be the title of the picture you are viewing down to the Twitter’s wire :

Confined in the street or jailed openly.

« No passaran » is the interpretation of the cops’ body language. 

– Not surprising, the picture have disappeared either here and at the Daily Kos  ; but you can check it in Twitter, hopefully you’ll find a footprint of it-

And read the comment of the poster : « If ever a photo should exist to explain how we feel every day, from the moment we arise til we fall asleep ». It sounds like Eric Garnier « can’t breathe » SOS unanswered call of despair. This picture mirrors my own situation. It also reminds us the Tiannamen scene. The key word is : Post-mortem democratic times.

Wednesday, the day after.

« Wednesday afternoon’s game between the Orioles and Chicago White Sox in Baltimore will be closed to the public, the Orioles have announced. The unprecedented action follows the postponements of Monday’s and Tuesday’s games against the White Sox until May 28 amid unrest in Baltimore.

Major League Baseball believes this is the first time that a game has been closed to the public, a league source says » (CNN).


« Nigerian troops have rescued 200 girls and 93 women in the Sambisa Forest, the Nigerian Armed Forces announced on its official Twitter account.

The armed forces could not immediately confirm if any of the rescued girls were among the 200 schoolgirls the militant group Boko Haram kidnapped in April 2014 from the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok. That abduction led to a social media movement, #BringBackOurGirls, to rescue them.

Nigerian troops also captured and destroyed three terrorist camps, the armed forces said.

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America has failed to learn lessons from the previous events at Ferguson, NY and Oklahoma City where the State University has implemented an unprecedented rule of tolerance zero.


For the lost cabinet of the president, here is a good reading I discovered in South Carolina – Mauldin – at « Noble and Barnes », while looking at the « New Jim Crow » : a book by Paul Johnson, « A History of the American People ». Right at the opening of the book, I read this in Part One « A city on a Hill » – I like that subtitle :

« The United States, from its earliest colonial times, won its title-deeds in the full blaze of recorded history, and the stains on them are there for all to see and censure: the dispossession of an indigenous people, and the securing of self-sufficiency through the sweat and pain of an enslaved race. In the judgmental scales of history, such grievous wrongs must be balanced by the erection of a society dedicated to justice and fairness. Has the United States done this ? Has it expiated its organic sins ? The second question provides the key to the first.

In the process of nation-building, can ideals and altruism – the desire to build the perfect community – be mixed successfully with acquisitiveness and ambition, without which no dynamic society can be built at all ? Have the Americans got the mixture right ? Have they forged a nation where righteousness has the edge over the needful self-interest? Thirdly, the Americans originally aimed to build an other-wordly « City on a Hill, » but found themselves designing a republic of the people, to be a model for the entire planet. Have they made good their audacious claims? Have they indeed proved exemplars for humanity? And will they continue to be so in the new millennium ? »

At this stage, you can take a respiration and say « this is huge ».

But, stay with me for  the best part :

« We must never forget that the settlement of what is now the United States was only part of a larger enterprise. And this was the work of the best and the brightest of the entire European continent. They were greedy. As Christopher Columbus said, men crossed the Atlantic (*) primarily in search of gold. But they were also idealists. These adventurous men thought they could transform the world for the better. Europe was too small for them – for their energies, their ambitions, and their visions. In the 11th, 12th, 13th centuries, they had gone east, seeking to reChristianize the Holy Land and it surroundings, and also to acquire land there. The mixture of religious zeal, personal ambition – not to say cupidity – and lust for adventure which inspired generations of Crusaders was the prototype for the enterprise of the Americas.

So, my friends, tell me whch part of the « City on a Hill » is winning and which one has been betrayed by the other side using institution-building, ruling, and planning to feed their endless cupidity and ruthless power ?

(*) Crossing the Atlantic – from France to America –  has inspired me the title of a book over my journey in America « A Transatlantic Travel ». This journey started at Atlanta to pay tribute to Docteur King who belongs to Africa – above all- and to the entire Humanity, the same for Gandhi. King can not be King without the echo of the gospel rooted in his blood and driven by the negro spiritual.

This first transatlantic travelling ended at Maryland (Prince George County), next door to Baltimore. The Greyhound  got me to Washington at the Union station.  By the way, the Washington metro trains are dirty and ugly. They don’t fit the size of the majestic city they represent : A city on the Hill. Everything is old in there, just compared to Atlanta’s Marta and even Paris Metropolitan.

I suppose the majority of those people using the Metro, on the exception of the Pentagone City men are blacks (for too many reasons), and the state of the metro reflects the consideration given to them : old-fashioned, out-of-date and nasty. Good for elimination and police-trampling, may be I should say « trampoline ».

While at Atlanta, I remembered Mrs Bachman (the politician) trying to sing some rap music to laugh at people like me « dressing like us but in need of 20 dollars » (those are  her cunning words). The roots of America are not Jewish, but Latino, British and Black alike who have been building this city on a Hill for centuries. The city has turned Jewish on its top due to « needful self-interest » of the slavers and banksters from Jewish obedience. Not surprising, they are encircling the president of the United States inside the presidential cabinet where the president is held hostage, with his consent. He has surrendered to them showing his hands to be handcuffed by the campaign-trail dirty money. Now, he is mouth shut and soul-searching. 

I suppose I am lost here in Europe and stranded. Do I need a bottle to send my black woman’s SOS message? Who to ?

Baltimore, take care and keep being alert, and please, look at the fake rap-singers into their monkeys eyes. When you do so, you will find yourself « soul-searching free ».

God Bless America.

Elise Mbock, the admin.


Paul Johnson has « dedicated his book  to the people of America – strong, outspoken, intense in their convictions, sometimes wrong-headed but always generous and brave, with a passion for justice no nation has ever matched ».

« A History of the American People » – Harper Perrenial edition, 1999.

Previously, I wrote this. Thank you American people for being what you are. It echoes Paul Johnson’s outlook.

Paul Johnson is also the author of : « A History of the English People » and « A History of the Jews ».

« Be not afraid of Greatness ». (Paul Johnson citing Shakespeare).

« The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures. No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind. It now spans four centuries and, as we enter the new millennium, we need to retell it, for if we can learn these lessons and build upon them, the whole of humanity will benefit in the new age which is now opening. American history raises three fundamental questions. First, can a nation rise above the injustices of its origins and, by its moral purpose and performance, atone for them ? All nations are born in war, conquest, and crime, usually concealed by the obscurity of a distant past ». (Paul Johnson).



1 –  Baltimore.

The task force in charge of investigating the death of Freddie Gray has given its report to prosecutors, Baltimore police Commissioner Anthony Batts said.

« This does not mean that the investigation is over. If new evidence is found, » investigators will follow it, Batts said.

The police van carrying Gray on April 12 made an additional, previously undisclosed stop, Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said.

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2 – Nigeria.

Nigerian troops rescued an additional 160 women and children from Boko Haram days after finding hundreds of other hostages, the military said Thursday.(CNN)

3 – US Presidential election.

Aides confirm a report that Bernie Sanders plans to run for the Democratic 2016 presidential nomination.

« I am running for president, » Sanders told The Associated Press in a story published Wednesday. Sanders, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, is Hillary Clinton’s first official challenger.

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May the 1st.

From CNN. « Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby told reporters today that her office’s investigation, coupled with a medical examiner’s determination that Freddie Gray’s death was a homicide, led her to determine there is probable cause to file criminal charges ».

Six police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said today.

One officer — the driver of the police van — has been charged with several counts, including second-degree depraved-heart murder. Another officer has been charged with several counts, including manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. Two other officers have been charged with several counts, including involuntary manslaughter. And two officers are charged with several counts, including second-degree assault.

Plus. Stand by me super singer has passed away – He is rejoining Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke

Singer Ben E. King, known for his hit « Stand by Me, » has died, his booking agent says.

Stand by me.

US Midterm senatorial elections. A Two-State Solution is not a choice, but a fact.

Obama is not a choiceOn the verge of the vote for a Democrats or Republican majority in the Senate, the pollsters are telling you Republicans are going to win this as easily as a fighter could, facing off an already disqualified opponent.

According to those pollsters, the figures of Obama’s approbation are low. Why are them ? If the reason is the state of the economy, then the perception does not match the reality. We all know the figures. Apart from the economy, what is it that costs disapprobation to the president and gives credit to the Republicans on the issue ? Foreign affairs ? Republicans will be doing worst. Obamacare to repeal ? Is it that urgent ? Gay marriage to repeal ? We hear nothing about it from the Conservatives-Catholic or Evangelists ?

Apart from the tradition of mid-term elections, there is little ground for Obama’s low figures. Pollsters insist Republicans are poised to win and democrats to lose. If any, the numerous efforts deployed by them to distance themselves from president Obama are a confirmation, they explain.

An impossible task in fact. What does a Senator stand for if not to support, adjust or bring contradiction to the Administration? It comes down that the mission consisting in sidelining a candidacy far remote from the Administration’s agenda, even though the Senate is an independent body, is mission impossible.

The recurrence of themes like the minimum wage, the Obamacare to repeal or not, the shutdown next round looming, asking the wealthiest to pay their fair share in tax, tracking loopholes and tax evasion, welfare and the 47% accused of State over assistance by the Republicans, guns control, Justice for the minorities especially towards black people still under aggressive racism and over-jailing, immigration, the economy, equality between men and women, empowering families, the affordable education, renewable energy, clean power, rebuilding infrastructures and bringing back jobs at home, all these are on the table to sort out.

Democrats’ House or Republican.


♠ Avoid Ingratitude.

♠ Check the facts and the truthfulness of the polls. I’ve tried to look at some and I hardly found one convincing and clear over the whole picture leading to the confirmation that the GOP is winning this. The only clear number was given by Becky (CNN) over the so-called impopularity of president Obama set at 54% for 54% disapproval. I thought it worse.

It gives me the opportunity to stop a minute to say a word on some stretched comments in the news outlets. I know that the system is one of inflation, but the appropriate information is missing. As you will see below with Skynews figures over immigration in Europe, the figures of Obama approval or disapproval tell nothing specific apart from the traditional trend of midterm fate. If the informative job were done adequately, the right way to show how president Obama is doing bad or well was to show how other presidents of the Northern hemisphere are doing.

I mean, it is  insignificant – if you don’t want to feed domestic political games – knowing the global context, to highlight the rating of a president putting aside the global base of comparison. The context has dramatically changed. So must the analysts follow intelligence to avoid misinformation, misleading information, disinformation or poor polls comments. In the end, the Citizen rights for an appropriate information are rigged at the expense of democracy.

For instance, when you compare the 13% french president approval rate to the 45% of Obama, you’ll see that president Obama is on the upper strata. In a global context of political crisis, a president with 45% approval figure is a survivor and really strong. Elsewhere in Europe and in the West in general, presidents are facing hard times.

At midterm of his mandate, 97% of the French people considered the french president has failed to succeed in jobs creation. Emploi: à mi-mandat, 97% des Français estiment que Hollande a « plutôt échoué ». Those specifics are missing in Obama’s polls.

We are waiting  for a journal to bring this figures up concerning presidential or premiership rating.

45% approval rate is a good number for a president, at this precise moment. Obama or not.

Related to president Obama, don’t forget the systematic Obstructionism by the GOP and Senator Mitch McConnell on top of the game, which cost delays, time waistes through gov shutdown or showdown, setbacks for the Obamacare for instance brought to the Supreme Court by the GOP for repeal. The GOP has spent a huge amount of time and efforts to derail democrats agenda and they are claiming to do better. Such as what for instance ? The State of the Union (Candy Crowley) sat with senator Rand Paul to discuss the matter. He said, the right policy for jobs creation and economy improvement is to bring the hiden money and outsourced jobs back to America instead of increasing tax. I wonder what Mitt Romney is thinking about this and how Senator Rand Paul is going to proceed to enforce this law if not by even more tax deterrence ? Before retreating back. This is an empty promise, because the faisability of it is missing.

When you don’t have emptiness, you got readiness. Throughout the discussion with Candy, it clearly appeared that Senator Rand Paul, speaking in the name of Liberals – following the footsteps of his father, Ron Paul, a dynasty in the making – and standing also as a GOP’s associate, the senator didn’t take position over Ferguson’s blatant injustice, because of the Grand Jure, he said. So didn’t he come clear over the case of quarantining a nurse at N.J. relying on the British ruling known as the Habeas Corpus. He also stressed this could discourage volunteers to fly to help treating Ebola. But he conceded, a judge should take the decision, from the hands of the gov. I wander where the medical body comes in. I thought they were the first to consult with.

Nevertheless, he recognized the glowing injustice consisting in jailing more black people with drugs problems than white people dealing with the same problems. This double standard in Court doesn’t fit the spirit neither the letter of the Law. Who is to blame? The Judge? the grand jure? or the police officers? or may be the governor ? Eric Holder, the former Federal Prosecutor has left Justice Department, in the aftermath of that Ferguson’s crime, still unpunished and non proceeded since then.

Citizens are equal in Rights, the Constitution says.

The awful police execution of Milton Hall: a homeless, mentally ill, African-American man

Is Senator Rand Paul going to race for 2016 ? He has  not yet decided. Senator Rand Paul is a respectful man and naturally, he will run. He has got to set a new Dynasty. Ultimately, dynasty or not, every candidate will have to fight hard. Is there a bonus for a dynasty ? It used to be the case. In 2016, it won’t be.

The general feeling out of this discussion with Senator Rand Paul and Candy Crowley was readiness, emptiness and uncertainties particularly over the GOP’s brand soul-searching to attract non-Whites American people. Attractiveness completes the picture. Black and hispanic communities are not interested, the senator admitted. The party has not succeeded to connect with them and does not reflect the real picture of America as a melting-pot and multicultural society.

When you put this disconnection with the real American people and the obstructionist game from the GOP, since president Obama is leading, together, the choice is pretty simple : either a double-dose (term of CNN) of obstructionism, meaning more setbacks and waiste of times  or an acceleration of reforms. America has the choice between losing 2 years or capitalize on it.

♠  Value the distance from the takeover of leadership in 2008 to now :

  • There were two wars to end : Afghanistan and Iraq and still there is that Guantanamo to close.
  • The economy was agonizing each passing month.

♠ Reclaim American spirit and soul. If you just vote for domestic affairs, without considering American standing on the international stage, you are failing your Grandeur and history. America is the country which had given the final push to free the World from Nazism. From that moment, America earned its place on Top of the World.

Things started to derail with the fight against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. Under the right motive of the search for Bin Laden, Iraq was unjustly dragged into war – just because former president G. Bush junior was seeking revenge to conjure up the humiliation inflicted to his fater by Saddam Hussein.  A family affair became a State business. Fatally, the move was doomed and so it went. Unfortunately, for the Iraqi’s people, since then, their nation has been sent back to the stoned age.

Bin Laden’s capture and drowning into deep horizon waters was supposed to end the wars in Iraq and in Afghanistan.  Only that simple ? Error. 10 years of war have forged a local resistance. It is in the nature of wars waged by foreigners to encounter local resistance. It was the case in France during Nazism occupation. It was the case in Africa during the Apartheid and wars of decolonization and in Asia (Dien Bien Phu) for instance and in Vietnam.

In the case of Iraq and Afghanistan, religion brought another complication into the puzzle. The virus of the clash of civilizations inflamed the scenes of wars waged in the name of the search for Bin Laden, supposedly the mastermind of the 9/11 ground zero disaster.

Above this clash of civilizations, or beneath it, the unresolved Palestinian problem still under the cruel yoke of Israel.

Israel itself didn’t refrain its regional power dominance ambitions. All the strong regimes – on the exception of Saudi Arabia and the Emirates and Jordan collaborating with America since Golf War One – were designed as targets to down. Iran, Syria, Lybia in particular. The Egyptian case is more ambiguous. They have already traded the Palestinian case for dollars in arms and military equipment and device paid by America through a complex system of Aid for development and security.

During the Arab Spring, friendship for Israel forced America to let down their Egyptian ally, Hosni Mubarak, complicit of the quarantining of the Palestinians and siding with Israel on the issue. As a consequence, each session of talks between the Palestinians and Israel in Cairo is a farce. Egypt is an ultra-corrupt state, ally in the darkness of the American-Israelite axis. This nation should be dismissed from hosting any so-called dialogue between the belligerents. Palestinians will not find peace in Cairo.

That said, it is never too late to change course for America and reclaim oneself.

First sign of it is Ebola’s leading mission in Africa.

Second, intervention against ISIS.

Third. Burkina Faso. Without the vigilance of America, Blaise Campaore will still be president. Worst, president Hollande was begging the criminal dictator to quit in exchange of him lobbying to find an international job to the dictator. From criminality, fooling people during 27 years to the Hollande’s premium*, there is something absolutely intolerable. This is one example of how dictators used to be treated in Africa : western states showed no empathy with the people, but with their wolves leaders selling them those people and their blood, on demand.

(*)  This Tuesday, France is proud to say to the World he has helped former president Compaoré to escape his country and has organised his asylum in Ivory Coast. In Ivory Coast, the president’s wife is a white french woman (*), indeed. The Neger factor at work, as and advanced post for endless colonialism. There also, the president was installed by France via a coup after electoral results frauds and claims. President Ouattara, a Burkina-Faso born was settle at the expense of the truly winner, president Laurent Gbagbo who has been transferred by Blaise Ouattara on trial at the ICC (International Criminal Court) for crimes both parties – Ouattara’s and Gbagbo’s – committed during the fight for power.

(Burkina Faso : la France reconnaît avoir aidé à la fuite du président Compaoré) – France is kind of African cancer and it is long past time for the AU (African Union) to reclaim Africa’s destiny and order. First sign of it is the ultimatum issued by the AU to the military post-order in Burkina-Faso to relinquish power to civilians within two weeks.

The exfiltration of this president by France is a way to escape Justice for this bloodthirsty president.

(*) Naturally, for those who never get a sense of nothing, I’m talking about African presidents, not of Joe six pack, who should have a upper conscious and respect of History.

The same westerners rulers will rule in Europe against “invasive immigration” – some telling “France can not house the entire misery of the World”. The missing information is they are the ones behind this “entire misery of the World” coming back to hit them in a laughing boomerang. Kind of « piano piano please ; face the consequences of your bloody politics in Africa harvesting extraordinary wealth for the French white people ». For instance, the murder of Gaddafi has increased the number of immigrants who used to find jobs in Libya. Those jobs have disappeared with Gaddafi.


ITALY : 7 %

FRANCE : 10%


GERMANY : 13 %

SWEDEN : 16 %


What about America ?

But British people think immigration represents a quarter of them. They estimate the proportion of immigrants as up to 26%. The perception not the reality. That day, Ed Miliband blamed David Cameron for “callousness and incompetence over immigration” at Westminster. Naturally, David Cameron jumped up on to his feet to reestablish the truth : his gov inherited this mess from the Labour’s party, he replicated.

British Parliament has recognized a Palestinian State in principle.

Judging by the article by Uri Avnery – Uri Avnery is an Israeli writer and peace activist with Gush Shalom, The Palestinian State is at reach. Read here.

Sweden has already recognized a Palestinian State in full and openly.

Excerpt. The American public is now deeply divided between two camps, which hate each other from the bottom of their hearts (if they have any). This hatred is abysmal. One is the party of the ultra-rich, who defend their privileges, the other belongs to the moderately wealthy and serves their interests.

The ideologies of the two camps are diametrically opposed. Therefore, they cannot agree practically on anything. Anything the Democrats do is considered almost treason by the Republicans, anything the Republicans advocate is considered by the Democrats as stupid, if not crazy

The Republicans, who control Congress (and may do so even more firmly in a few days time) are out to immobilize the administration. Once they even stopped all federal payments, making the running of the state impossible. A consistent joint foreign policy is out of the question. I am not sure that the situation on the eve of the great Civil War was much worse.

INTO THIS crazy situation Netanyahu has plunged. He has placed all his chips (us) on the Republicans.

During the last presidential elections, he almost openly supported Mitt Romney, the opponent of Obama, thus practically declaring war on the present administration. The radical anti-Obama statements made now by Israeli leaders are used – and designed to be used – by Republican candidates against their Democratic opponents.

The Democrats make strenuous efforts to woo Jewish voters and donors by flattering Israel in the most outrageous terms, promising to support each and every action of the Israeli government, now and for all eternity, be it what it may. Inadvertently, they stick knives into the back of the Israeli peace forces, making the fight for peace even more Herculean.

But even if the mid-term elections make the House and the Senate even more subservient to the Israeli right-wing, Obama will be around for two more years. In a way, having no more elections to fear, he will be freer than before to obstruct Netanyahu.

I wish he would. But I do not entertain too much hope. Even as a lame duck, he will still have to consider the interests of the next Democratic candidate for the White House.

OBAMA COULD still do a lot for peace between Israel and Palestine, a peace supported by the entire pro-American Arab bloc – something clearly in the US national interest, not to mention ours.

For that, courage is needed. And – yes – a little more Obsessive Messianism. (Uri Avnery)


Help president Obama to free the Palestinian People.

In doing so, you help Security at home. See what happened recently in Canada. (1)

You help to free the World

You come truth to your credo : “There is non second-class citizens” in America. There should be none in the World.





GET MORE SPECIFICS HERE. America. Why this midterm election is so important for a « more perfect union ».

(1) Recommended for you on the topic over interlinkages in home security and abroad.

Ottawa Lockdown (22 Oct 2014 - TD Photo)

The tragic shooting of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo on October 22, 2014 at the War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada followed by a shoot-out at the House of Commons, and the death of the shooter, Michael Zebaf-Bibeau, serves as a catalyst to advance several hidden government agendas. Get more at Global Research.



By Palestine Chronicle

By Jim Miles

Once upon a time, Canada was able to create the illusion that it was the “peaceable kingdom”, an illusion accepted domestically and arguably by most of the rest of the world. This history has been well discredited with newer historical research outlining how Canada’s position as a “peacekeeper,” generally under UN auspices, remained effectively within the realm of U.S. foreign policy, just with a kinder gentler face.

Over the past decade, Canada has made a clear and distinct turn towards its inner ‘heart of darkness’, becoming much more overt about its right wing militarized alignment with the U.S. empire and its demands. It has done so to the extent of front-running – or trying to out do – the hubris and arrogance of the U.S. in its declamations of its self-righteousness concerning international affairs (with similar impacts on domestic affairs).

Final picture, of Justice Minister MacKay wearing a t-shirt printed with a high powered automatic rifle at a Conservative fundraiser supported by the National Firearms Association. Ironically, that same association does not want the surveillance bill,C-13, to pass, “We think that this is probably the most draconian step towards police interference in people’s lives since George Orwell revealed the potential for it when he wrote 1984.”

It comes full circle to the vanished illusion of the “peaceable kingdom.” Canada’s democracy and civility is a tarnished and cracked veneer disguising an underlying racial prejudice and fear of the ‘other’, a legacy of colonial-settler violence inherited from the British empire. Stephen Harper and his (neo) Conservative government have exposed these flaws in our supposedly democratic civilizational superiority with his violence towards the people of the world and the violence towards the land and people domestically. Our inner heart of darkness has been revealed.

Jim Miles is a Canadian educator and a regular contributor/columnist of opinion pieces and book reviews for The Palestine Chronicle. Miles’ work is also presented globally through other alternative websites and news publications. He contributed this article to

3. Canada: Decoding Harpers Terror Game. Beneath the Masks and Diversions

Global Research, October 28, 2014
Stephen Harper is the most deeply reviled Prime Minister in Canadas history. On the world stage, he is the servant of Big Oil boiling oil out of tar-sands to destroy major river systems and pollute the planet with dirty oil, while his attack dog John Baird leads the warmongering and bullying of nations like Iran and Syria targeted by the US-Israeli axis.

He is the most despotic and toxic first minister in the life of our country. His administration defunds every social program and life protective system it can. It strips the country of its public information infrastructures at every level – including now the gagging of non-profit NGOs by eliminating their charitable status if they question any policy of his regime.

Just as his friend George Bush Jr., Harper holds government by big-money backing, continual lies, attack ads, and life-blind policies to enrich the already rich. Canadas neo-con political class may have its head on backwards, but Harper is very cunning in skirting, subverting and perverting the law to abuse power at every level. He is the poster boy of the global corporate agenda of wrecking society and its common life support systems.

Read the whole story at Global Research.