Archive for September 13th, 2013

13. September 2013


CBC News: Bus Ad Questioning 9/11 Sparks Call Review of OC Transpo Policies

Ottawa Citizen: Ads Questioning Truth of 9/11 Appear on OC Transpo Buses

Huffington Post Canada: 9/11 Conspiracy Ad on Ottawa Buses and Toronto Billboard Sparks Outrage

Ottawa 1310 News: Controversial 9/11 Ads Spark Call for Review of OC Transpo Ad Policies

ReThink911: Statement Regarding Ads on Ottawa OC Transpo Buses

Sun News: Free Speech Protects ‘Disrespectful’ 9/11 Conspiracy Ads: Ottawa Mayor

CBC News: Group Behind 9/11 Bus Ad Responds to Criticism

Ottawa Citizen: 9/11 Truth Campaign Responds to Criticism of Bus Ads

Yahoo Canada: 9/11 ‘truther’ billboards appear in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver

ReThink911 was also covered by Time, the Toronto Star, and CBS Philadelphia.

13. September 2013

AUFRUF: Aktionsbündnis Nein zum Krieg gegen Syrien – Teilnahme an der Demonstration „UmFAIRteilen

AUFRUF: Aktionsbündnis Nein zum Krieg gegen Syrien – Teilnahme an der Demonstration „UmFAIRteilen – Reichtum besteuern!“ am Samstag und dort „Kein Krieg gegen Syrien!“ thematisieren.
Am 21. 10., dem Weltfriedenstag, Demonstration unter dem Motto „NEIN ZUM KRIEG GEGEN SYRIEN“. Beginn 13 Uhr ab Wittenbergplatz – Tag X – sollte es zu Bombardements gegen Syrien kommen: 18 Uhr Versammlung zu Protesten auf dem Alexanderplatz

13. September 2013

AUFRUF: Aktionsbündnis Nein zum Krieg gegen Syrien

  1. Teilnahme an der Demonstration „UmFAIRteilen – Reichtum besteuern!“ am Samstag und dort auch „Kein Krieg gegen Syrien!“ thematisieren.
  2. Am 21. 10., dem Weltfriedenstag, Demonstration unter dem Motto „NEIN ZUM KRIEG GEGEN SYRIEN“. Beginn 13 Uhr ab Wittenbergplatz
  3. Tag X – sollte es zu Bombardements gegen Syrien kommen: 18 Uhr Versammlung zu Protesten auf dem Alexanderplatz,

13. September 2013

Jews say no to AIPAC and say no to bombing Syria

In three days 100 Jews from around the world signed on to a statement sharply critical of AIPAC and other Jewish bodies lobbying for President Obama’s war resolution against Syria.  Hopefully people will refer to it in their efforts with the media, Congress, teach-ins and rallies.  It reads:

We Jews Oppose Calls for the U.S. to Bomb Syria

 We are appalled that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is sending hundreds of people to lobby Congress to approve a resolution to bomb Syria. The media also reports that Sheldon Adelson and the Republican Jewish Coalition are pushing hard for war. We don’t want it to be known that Jews stood silent as the powerful Israel lobby helped push the U.S.into a war in defiance of international law and American public opinion.

The Israeli government should stop pointing the finger and admit its own abuses of chemicals. It used white phosphorus in its terrible 2008 attack on Gaza. Over the years it has used tear gas recklessly and killed and sickened many, many Palestinians.

The Israeli government’s apparent belief that Jews are better off if Arab or Muslim countries are devastated one after another must be challenged and repudiated.

Petition started 9/9/2013

Stanley Heller, host of The Struggle Video News, Connecticut
Liz Aaronsohn, Ed.D., retired professor, daughter of a rabbi
Medea Benjamin, Code Pink
Lenni Brenner, Hamden, Connecticut, Author, Zionism In The Age Of  The Dictators
Seth Farber, New York
Tamar Pelleg-Sryck, Human Rights Lawyer, Tel Aviv
Tony Greenstein, UK
Dan Fischer, Bridgeport, CT
Angela Godfrey-Goldstein, Advocacy Officer, The Jahalin Association, (Al Khan el Ahmar)
Alisa Klein, Leeds, MA, Public Policy Consultant and anti-war activist
Miriam (Goldberg) Swenson, New Jersey, retired professor
James Cohen, Paris, France, Professor, University of Paris 3 (Sorbonne-    Nouvelle)
Judith B. Solomon, NYC, Women in Black
Jennifer Loewenstein, Wisconsin
Diana Neslon, Greater London in the United Kingdom
Joseph Levine, Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts         Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
David Finkel, managing editor of AGAINST THE CURRENT (affiliation for identification only)
Tsilli Goldenberg, Jerusalem, Israel
Darlene Wallach, California, Justice for Palestinians
Savvas Michael-Matsas, Greece
Steve Krevisky, Congress of Conn. Community Colleges-4C’s/SEIU
Ivy Sichel, The Hebrew University, Israel
Aram Saroyan,Los Angeles, writer
Jane Harries, Wales, United Kingdom, Coordinator for Fellowship of       Reconciliation in Wales
Dustin Friedman, New York
Alice Rothchild, MD
Dorothy Naor, activist against the Colonization of Palestine, Israel
Dorothy M. Zellner, New York member, Jews Say No!
David Makofsky, retired Anthropologist, Oakland, California
Tamar Yaron, Israel, Encounter-EMEM for Israel-Palestine peace    activities
Warren Davis, Philadelphia, Exec. V.P. (retired), AFGE L. 2006
Stewart Robinson,Jewish Voice for Peace
Karen Platt Albany CA JVP member
Beverly Stuart, Seattle, WA
Alice Kisch, JVP and am also a steering committee member of NorCal      FOSNA (Northern California Friends of Sabeel-North America
Sylvia Finzi (London)
Yom Shamash, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Independent Jewish Voices
Neil Hertz, Ithaca, NY, Professor of Humanities, emeritus
Ethan Young, Brooklyn NY
Ned Rosch, Portland OR
Gilbert Wald, New Jersey, small businessman, Yale graduate 1972
Ken Cornet, Washington, CT USA
Sherna Berger Gluck – retired academic, activist
Judith Kolokoff , Seattle WA., Human rights activist
Michael Letwin, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
Marcia Bernstein, Brooklyn,retired social worker
Lenny Lapon, Springfield, MA, Educator
Murray Polner, USA. editor-writer
Kimberly Dugan, West Hartford, Connecticut
Seth Godfrey, New Haven, Ct., Business Reference Librarian-New Haven Free Public Library and Commissioner on the City of New Haven      Peace Commission
Hedy Epstein, St. Louis
David Letwin, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
Lyn Stein, San Francisco, CA
Libby Frank, Philadelphia, Pa. Member Middle East Comm., Women’s     Int’l. League for Peace & Freedom
Paula Orloff, Nevada City, retired teacher
Yoram Gelman, Tarrytown, NY — and Haifa, 1940
Paola Canarutto, Italy
Laura Myerson, WESPAC
Lillian Rosengarten, only American on the Jewish Boat To gaza in 2010,  psychoanalyst, poet and writer
Rael Nidess, M.D., Marshall, TX USA
Leslie Lomas, Ph.D., Boulder, Colorado
Mike Kurland, Mansfield Center, Ct.
Miriam Kurland, Mansfield Center, Ct.
Aram Ayalon, professor of Teacher Education, CCSU, New Britain
Elizabeth Block, Toronto, Canada
Kit Wainer, teacher, NYC
Diane Isser, Philadelphia
Dr Brian Robinson, Retired NHS psychiatrist
Milton Keynes, England UK
Moshé Machover, Professor(emeritus), Israeli dissident
Abe Hayeem, Chair, Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine          (APJP), UK
Rosamine Hayeem, London, UK
Charles Post, NY, PSC-CUNY/AFT 2234
Sherry Wolf, International Socialist Organization
Robert Naiman, Urbana, Illinois, Policy Director, Just Foreign Policy
Carol Walter, Farmington CT
Richard Kuper, Highgate, London, UK
Martin Oppenheimer, retired professor, Franklin Twp. N.J.
Henry Norr, Berkeley, CA USA
Beryl Maizels, Wembley, Middx., retired language teacher, JfJfP
Batya Hecker, Austin, Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights
Tikva Honig-Parnass, Israel, Jews for the Palestinian Right of Return
Hillel Tictin, Professor-Emeritus, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Roland Rance, Britain
Inbar Tamari, Britain
Malkah Feldman, MA, USA
Myrna Fichtenbaum, Lawrenceville,NJ
Annie Zirin, Evanston, Il
Professor Dennis Kortheuer, Long Beach, Ca.
Emily Chisefski Alma, Coordinator, Chico Palestine Action Group, Chico, CA
Jean Pauline, Bay Area Women in Black, Oakland, California
Tami Etziony, Bay Area Women in Black, Oakland CA
Judith Bernstein, Munich, Germany
Carl Rosenberg, Vancouver, BC, editor of Outlook: Canada’s Progressive          Jewish Magazine
Sid Shniad, Surrey British Columbia, Member, national steering      committee, Independent Jewish Voices Canada
Kamran Ghasri, Iranian-American Jewish from Los Angeles, active with   Israel Divestment campaign,     CA Green Party
Judith Weisman Toronto Ontario, Independent Jewish Voices
Dorothy Field, Victoria BC Canada
Sam Bernstein, Seattle, WA
Sarah Wolf
Paula Friedland Panzarella, New Haven, CT, poet and peace activist
Sherry Gorelick, Women in Black Union Square, NYC, Professor Emerita,         Rutgers University
Phyllis Bloom, L. Ac., Woodstock, NY
Marian Feinberg, Environmental and Social Justice Activist
Sid Frankel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, Winnipeg,       Manitoba, Canada
Marcia Almey, Ottawa, ON

The petition will be updated at:

New names welcomed:

13. September 2013

Schlag gegen Syrien – Ziel: Russland Interview mit Prof. Andrej Iljitsch Fursow

Schlag gegen Syrien – Ziel: Russland
Interview mit Prof. Andrej Iljitsch Fursow

13. September 2013

[wsws] Schaum vor dem Mund. Deutsche Med

[wsws] Schaum vor dem Mund. Deutsche Medien zum Syrienkrieg

13. September 2013

[wsws] Obamas Rede: Kein Ende der Kriegsdrohungen gegen Syrien

[wsws] Obamas Rede:
Kein Ende der Kriegsdrohungen gegen Syrien

13. September 2013

[wsws] USA nutzen russische Initiative als neuen Kriegsvorwand gegen Syrien

USA nutzen russische Initiative als neuen Kriegsvorwand gegen Syrien
Von Peter Symonds

13. September 2013

[neues-deutschland] Eine Frage, Herr General Horst Schäfer über eine Rede von Wesley Clark aus dem Jahr 2007 und die Syrienfrage Von Horst Schäfer

Eine Frage, Herr General
Horst Schäfer über eine Rede von Wesley Clark aus dem Jahr 2007 und die Syrienfrage
Von Horst Schäfer

13. September 2013

[Junge Welt] Kein Fair play Militärische Option für Syrien bleibt

[Junge Welt] Kein Fair play
Militärische Option für Syrien bleibt
Von Werner Pirker

13. September 2013

[Junge Welt] SYRIEN – Diplomatische Schlacht Im Streit um die syrischen Chemiewaffen

[Junge Welt] SYRIEN – Diplomatische Schlacht
Im Streit um die syrischen Chemiewaffen zeichnet sich noch keine Einigung ab. Frankreich präsentiert dem UN-Sicherheitsrat einen indiskutablen Resolutionsantrag

13. September 2013

Private Manning Support Network project

On August 21st, 2013, whistleblower and democracy advocate PVT Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison.  Here are some reactions from the broad range of public figures who are outraged by this sentence and calling for clemency.

“The news of Bradley Manning’s sentencing is devastating. If our own can’t speak up about injustice who will? How will we ever move forward?”  Lady Gaga – Aug 21, 2013

“Lets hope this mans [Bradley] courage and dignity and patriotism is contagious”  John Cusack (actor) – Aug 21, 2013

“Manning does not deserve prison time.  He is one more casualty of a horrible, wrongful war.”  Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers whistleblower) – Aug 21, 2013

“This is a sad day for Bradley Manning, but it’s also a sad day for all Americans who depend on brave whistleblowers and a free press for a fully informed public debate.”  American Civil Liberties Union – Aug 21, 2013

“Bradley Manning’s sentence today wasn’t about him. The government doesn’t care about him at all.  Manning’s sentence today was aimed at thousands of soldiers & government workers who know about terrible crimes & are wondering what to do.”  Michael Moore (filmmaker) – Aug 21, 2013

“Bradley Manning should be shown clemency in recognition of his motives for acting as he did, the treatment he endured in his early pre-trial detention, and the due process shortcomings during his trial. The President doesn’t need to wait for this sentence to be appealed to commute it; he can and should do so right now,” Amnesty International Senior Director of International Law and Policy Widney Brown  – Aug 21, 2013

“35 years is far too long a sentence by any standard. In more than two weeks of hearings, government lawyers presented vague and largely speculative claims that Private Manning’s leaks had endangered lives and ‘chilled’ diplomatic relations. On the other hand, much of what Private Manning released was of public value”  New York Times Editorial Board – Aug 21, 2013

“The aggressive prosecution and harsh sentencing of Manning not only contrasts sharply with the total impunity of former senior US officials for torture and related abuses, but also far exceeds the sentences most democratic countries impose for public leaks of sensitive information.”  Human Rights Watch general counsel Dinah PoKempner – Aug 21, 2013

“It is a travesty of justice that Manning, who helped bring to light the criminality of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, is being punished while the alleged perpetrators of the crimes [s]he exposed are not even investigated.”  Center for Constitutional Rights – Aug 21, 2013

“I think he should be released now, that he has done us a great service by letting the people know the truth. [He’s] a whistleblower” Ron Paul (political figure) – Aug 22, 2013

“Clemency is the next call for Bradley Manning by his legions of supporters from all political backgrounds. He has suffered enough.” Ralph Nader (political figure) – Aug 21, 2013

Should President Obama Pardon Bradley Manning? 88% of UK Guardian readers say yes.  UK Guardian – Aug 21, 2013

„Bradley Manning is still my hero.“  Moby (musician) – Aug 22, 2013

“It is the position of the Government Accountability Project (GAP) that this sentence, though not the 60+ year sentence that the prosecution had requested, is intended to be a message to all whistleblowers, present and future. Further, the sentence is excessive and unjust“  Government Accountability Project – Aug 21, 2013

“There’s a famous statement that military justice is to justice as military music is to music. Manning should be praised for letting citizens know what their government is doing in secret.” Noam Chomsky (philosopher and academic) – Aug 23, 2013 

“Manning uncovered torture, abuse, soldiers laughing as they killed innocent civilians. Now he’s headed to prison” Huffington Post Politics – Aug 21, 2013

“In terms of international law, Mr. Manning should be celebrated as a hero. He should spend no time in addition to the three years that he’s spent, including the 112 days that the judge says that he should be spared from because of ill-treatment in Quantico. He should be released forthwith. And he should be celebrated.”  Vijay Prashad (historian, journalist and commentator) – Aug 24, 2013
„Bradley Manning got 35 YEARS and Rumsfeld/Cheney still walk free…oh wait, it’s Opposite Day. My bad.“  Patton Oswalt (comedian) – Aug 21, 2013

“I look at what happened to today as a kind of process, and a very depressing process, whereby not only civil liberties are shredded, but finally any capacity for the investigation and uncovering of the abuse of power is effectively thwarted. So, yeah, it’s part of a larger picture.”  Chris Hedges (former NYT war correspondent) – Aug 21, 2013

“I just think it’s a sad day when a fellow citizen reveals lies and crimes of the U.S. government and he’s the one who ends up being treated like a criminal. And so for me, just one day’s too much for him, and I’m just here to be with him, stand in solidarity with him. We gotta keep fighting.” Cornel West (academic and author) – Aug 21, 2013

13. September 2013

NEW YORK 9/14 – No Time to Be Complacent

NEW YORK 9/14 – No Time to Be Complacent: No U.S. Bombs on Syria
Saturday Sept. 14 at 1 pm –North end of Times Square (46th and 7th Ave.)
The Obomba administration is still making threatening noises against Russia and the Syrian government. The U.N. has not yet released the report of its investigation of the chemical attack. The U.S. (CIA) has begun sending weapons to Syrian rebels (see here for example). Join us as we reach out to people about the ambiguities and dangers that remain.

13. September 2013

SYRIEN KRIEGSGEFAHR Berlin, 12.9.2013 –

SYRIEN KRIEGSGEFAHR Berlin, 12.9.2013 – „Nein zum Krieg gegen Syrien“ – Mahnwache anlässlich der Drohung, den verdeckten in einen offenen Krieg zu überführen

13. September 2013

Mahnwachen in Berlin – SYRIEN Trotz des

Mahnwachen in Berlin – SYRIEN
Trotz des diplomatischen Etappensiegs der internationalen Friedenskräfte
insbesondere Rußlands, eine sofortige Intervention zu verhindern:
Die Gefahr ist nicht gebannt!! Öffentlicher Protest ist dringend notwendig!

Video der Mahnwachen am Mittwoch und Donnerstag

Mahnwachen in Berlin

Freitag 13.9.2013
14 – 18 Uhr
Pariser Platz vor der US-Botschaft
(Treffpunkt Simsonweg/Ecke Platz des 18. März)

Samstag 14.9.2013
11 – 12 Uhr
Mahnwache gegen den
drohenden Krieg gegen Syrien
Alexanderplatz Weltzeituhr

Anschliessend ab 12 Uhr Antikriegsblock
in der Umfairteilen Demo
Alexanderplatz Weltzeituhr 11 Uhr

Montag 16.9. 2013
18 – 19 Uhr
Pariser Platz vor der US-Botschaft

Dienstag 17.9.2013
14 – 18 Uhr
Pariser Platz vor der US-Botschaft
(Treffpunkt Simsonweg/Ecke Platz des 18. März)

Mittwoch 18.9.2013
14 – 18 Uhr
Pariser Platz vor der US-Botschaft
(Treffpunkt Simsonweg/Ecke Platz des 18. März)

Donnerstag 19.9.2013
14 – 18 Uhr
Pariser Platz vor der US-Botschaft
(Treffpunkt Simsonweg/Ecke Platz des 18. März)

Freitag 20.9.2013
14 – 18 Uhr
Pariser Platz vor der US-Botschaft
(Treffpunkt Simsonweg/Ecke Platz des 18. März)

Antikriegscafe Berlin
Rochstr. 3 (Alex/Hackescher Markt)
Mo-Sa 18-3 Uhr
Tel ab 20 Uhr 030 25762764

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