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11 September 2011

Happy New Year Ethiopia!

In memory of the U.S./C.I.A. power surge in Chile on 11th September 1973 and dedicated to all the victims of injustice and those who have died as a result of the terrorism of global terrorists in their never-ending war of conquest.

Based on and inspired by the research of
J7: The July 7th Truth Campaign

28 August 2011

WPC Yvonne Fletcher - A miscarriage of justice 27 years in the making

Yesterday Channel 4 News revealed the face of the latest person to be named as the Yvonne Fletcher murder suspect, as captured in footage from the 1984 Libyan People's Bureau siege (Note: Libyan People's Bureau, not 'Libyan Embassy'):
A Libyan diplomat reportedly seen firing a machine gun from the country's embassy in London on the day WPC Yvonne Fletcher died has been named for the first time.

An eyewitness said he saw Abdulmagid Salah Ameri shooting from the building after demonstrators opposed to the rule of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi gathered outside in April 1984.

For those who like spotting connections between things, keep your eyes peeled for the 7-7 banners being waved about by the anti-Gaddafi protesters in the news footage below, who numbered among them none other than Guma El Gamaty, now the British co-ordinator for the rebel interim National Council of Libya. El Gamaty and his cronies have been a long time waiting for the NATO/US/UK/French/Italian/CIA/MI6 sponsored and supported 'rebels' to launch their murderous coup attempt in Libya.

This isn't the first time that the news media have claimed amazing revelations in the 27 year old murder investigation into how WPC Yvonne Fletcher was shot and killed outside the Libyan People's Bureau. Five months ago it was claimed Yvonne Fletcher's murder suspect had been located, only last time around his name wasn't Abdulmagid Salah Ameri but instead Dr. Omar al Sodani.

Of course, it's not just Channel 4 News reporting this information but Channel 4 have been singled out here simply because it was one of Channel 4's own programmes, Dispatches, contemporaneously researched, made and broadcast in the wake of Yvonne Fletcher's murder that demonstrated through detailed research and the testimonies of ballistics experts how Yvonne Fletcher was categorically not shot from the Libyan People's Bureau.

Further, Dispatches suggested that it was possible the fatal shooting, which happened during a barrage of shots that also wounded 11 anti-Gaddafi protesters (but not Guma El Gamaty), could have come from an adjacent building used by the British 'Security Services'.
Murder in St James
"On Dispatches this week and next, back on the trail of one of the most important investigations the programme has mounted. Dramatic new evidence on the killing of policewoman Yvonne Fletcher in London's St James' Square.

Tonight: How the official version of the events behind her murder cannot be true. How she can not have been shot from the Libyan Embassy."

Investigation into the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher, who was shot whilst on duty during a protest outside the Libyan Embassy in 1984. The two-part documentary suggests that she was killed, not by someone inside the Embassy as originally claimed, but by a gunman in an adjacent building used by the British security services.

The film probes deeper, and finds evidence indicating that the murder was carried out by an anti-Gaddafi terrorist organisation backed by the CIA.

By killing a British police officer and blaming Gaddafi's Libya, the plan, it seems, was to start a coup in order to remove Gaddafi and install a puppet regime to seize Libya's oil.

Channel 4, Dispatches, Murder in St James's - Part 1

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Channel 4, Dispatches, Murder in St James's - Part 2

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If, as Channel 4's Dispatches brilliantly showed, supported by the ballistics and forensics evidence gathered at the time of the shooting, WPC Fletcher was not shot from the Libyan People's Bureau then her killer can't possibly have been Dr. Omar al Sodani and nor can it have been Abdulmagid Salah Ameri either. But little details like facts won't stop the propagandistic news agencies from trotting out the official State doctrines of naming, shaming and implicating whoever it has been decided it is opportune to blame for having committed the crime.

Yet still the only dictatorship we hear about is the apparent dictatorship of Gaddafi. Factor in the State and media's glorification of 'the rebels' looting sprees in Libya, compare them with the same organisations' condemnation of the petty looting that occurred during the UK riots and the irony and hypocrisy at play by those that endeavour to maintain both positions
simultaneously is as magnificently majestic in its bestial nature as it is sickening and stomach churning.

The rather crude and desperate attempts to finger someone -- and, seemingly, anyone will do -- for Yvonne Fletcher's murder 27 years after the event are part of the ongoing propaganda campaign (broadcast 'Live from Tripoli India' accompanying NATO's warmongering in Libya and involve just about every covert psyop and black-op trick in the book. These efforts provide absolutely no justification for NATO's ongoing crimes against innocent Libyan people, or against the country whose wealth is systematically being pillaged by the same war criminals and financial interests that continue to massacre innocent Iraqis and Afghans.

A lesson in how not to create jubilant crowd scenes in Photoshop

If anyone remains in awe of how many on the anti-Capitalist and anti-Imperialist left have been so completely wrong-footed in their analysis of events in Libya, and whom they have elected to support in the carefully manufactured Libyan conflict, suggested avenues of further investigation are minority 'special interest' groups such as the British Libyan Solidarity Campaign. The BLSC curiously launched itself at Marxism 2006 of all places and, five years later, still doesn't have its own Wikipedia entry. However, its efforts have been primarily dedicated to cognitive infiltration of 'the left' to market and manufacture consent for the Anglo-American, NATO, French, Italian, etc. attempts to overthrow Gaddafi, in tandem with their combined efforts to eradicate the rights and sovereignty of the Libyan people.

Similar scepticism and reference to the facts, such as they can be known to be, should also be exercised in connection with repeated mentions of the alleged Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi.

07 August 2011

Tottenham: "A riot is the language of the unheard."

"The proletariat, the lowest stratum of our present society, cannot stir, cannot raise itself up, without the whole superincumbent strata of official society being sprung into the air."

- Karl Marx & Freidrich Engels
The Communist Manifesto
It's the day after the night before in Tottenham and the process of analysing and understanding recent events begins, even though the full extent of what happened is as yet unknown. But, if any analysis of the events in Tottenham loots what happened of its political, historical and economic context then there is no way to make sense of any of it.

The process of getting to the essence of what lies beneath has to be done in an environment of doublethink and doublespeak in which politicians and the media champion the apparent popular uprisings against oppressive regimes in the Middle East -- the 'Arab Spring' -- yet simultaneously condemn and seek to suppress similar protests and uprisings against the illegitimate institutions of authority that they themselves represent. Remember too that condemnations of the violence in Tottenham that emanate from the political class come from the same people, organisations and entities who are responsible for commissioning and unleashing a decade of untold violence and barbarism on the peoples of Afghanistan, Iraq and more recently Pakistan (by drone) and Libya, the latter of which it is claimed is in support of a popular uprising but which is in fact no more than a reactionary CIA and NATO supported resource-plundering coup attempt against Gaddafi.

As is usual with any protest that flares up in some way, much of the analysis proffered comes from a place outside of any sort of wider context. In fact, the context of the analysis doing the rounds on the Idiot Lantern and radio networks only ventures as far back as two days in the whole of human history. So, if the media is to be believed, the history of Tottenham is just three days old and commences at the point at which 29 year old Mark Duggan was executed by police.

The events in Tottenham last night did not occur in a vacuum, nor are they an isolated example of the dire state and straits of peoples the world over.

A 16 year old girl meets 'community policing' in Tottenham

The Murder of Mark Duggan

Discussion of the shooting at point-blank range of Mark Duggan on Thursday night is, like the 'riots', totally devoid of any wider context. As is usual with police executions of members of the public, irrespective of who the victims are or what the underlying truth might be, details about the manner in which Duggan was killed are notably thin on the ground.

Eye-witnesses report that Duggan was lying prostrate on the ground when he was shot, that any weapon which may or may not have been in the cab was inside a sock rather than cocked, loaded and ready to fire upon teams of armed police officers, and the actual truth of the matter will inevitably be far more convoluted and 'nuanced' than that. Oh, and the bullet lodged in a police officer's radio which was apparently evidence of a shoot-out? Well, "Initial ballistics tests on the bullet... show it was a police issue bullet." Quelle surprise!

Those few details that are available are either sketchy, unverified and, without access to any of the evidence, completely unverifiable. This means that information available about the killing of Mark Duggan has either to be discounted entirely, or be taken on trust from a police, State and media that is still glimmering in the glowing embers of the News of the World / News International / Trinity Mirror Group / Police / Cabinet Office scandal that exposed the entire chain of governance and propaganda as thoroughly corrupt and rotten to the core. Fear not though because the entirely trustworthy Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating.

Yet the context of recent events in Tottenham is still not wide enough to extract much in the way of meaning for we have yet to factor in the historical undercurrent of tensions between economically and opportunistically marginalised and excluded communities and the 'institutionally racist' police, or the specific history of police harassment and chastisement of Tottenham's ethnically diverse communities.

The history of police killings, and the extent of the lies propagated by the police as they collude to cover-up their crimes is long, detailed, bloody and shameful. Those days when anything announced by the police or the corrupt State in whose service the police operate is taken by anyone at face value are long gone, if indeed they ever existed among the working class and those members of society who have been all but written-off as the 'underclass'.

A Voice of Reason in the Chaos
"A riot is the language of the unheard."

- Dr. Martin Luther King

Haringey Youth Worker Symeon Brown interviewed by BBC News
Tottenham Youth Worker Symeon Brown, interviewed by BBC News, spoke of the "collective memory" of the people of Tottenham and how the events of 25 years ago on the Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham are ingrained in the DNA of the community, irrespective if they themselves were present at those events. The stories of police brutality and oppression, particuarly directed towards ethnic communities, have been passed down through the generations and serve as a cautionary tale of the nature of the oppression which they face by accident of birth and by dint of the same economic inequalities that see the State give handouts of over £1 trillion to banks that should by rights be bankrupt and confined to the graveyard of economic oppression, while seeing any forum of subsistence support for ordinary people and communities slashed and burned with equal speed in the name of faux austerity that does not apply if you happen to be an international banking corporation.

Brown continued, “There's a sense in the community that the police are 'not for us' and as we've seen with events this year like the student protest, there's a hostility between young people and police - and that has manifested even more so in 2011. The trigger for this was a young man being killed – this is the context that must not be forgotten."

Symeon Brown is correct in his analysis. The police are not for the people of Tottenham but rather against them in just the same way that the police are not for the majority of the people generally. That the police are against the majority of people has been repeatedly and amply demonstrated at various protests in recent years through the use of the illegal detention-without-charge tactics known as 'kettling', horse-mounted baton-charges and other violence meted out towards ordinary people peacefully protesting against a State entity that is equally acting and operating in a manner that is "not for us". The police are merely a sub-section of the bodies of armed men that form the barrier and buffer between the State, the ruling class of the 'haves' and the 'have-mores' and those who are ConDem'd to poverty, deprivation and squalor by the deliberate choices and actions of the State that clearly now only serves its own naked self-interest.

It is this collective memory of the people of Tottenham and people in the wider community that has resulted in what Symeon Brown termed the "removal of consent". The people of Tottenham, of all races, colours and creeds, and the students, workers and activists whose consciences and desire for greater social and economic equality inspires them to take to the streets in protest against the actions of the State have all collectively removed their consent, further adding to the illegitimacy of archaic and anachronistic institutions of authority that continue to believe it is their divine right to do whatever they like, whenever they like, without any equal and opposing reaction.

Whatever political capital any authority seeks to make from what happened in Tottenham on Saturday night, using emotive phrases such as "having the heart ripped out of the community", it is quite clear that far from there being any connection to that supposed heart of the community, what exists in actuality is an alienation from all that capitalism has lain before it and all that capitalism has subjected it to.

Opportunists, Provacateurs and Propaganda

The science of social deprivation

While the initial unrest and uprising may have occurred as a direct response to the murder of Mark Duggan and the lack of police response over the course of days to demands for answers from Duggan's family, friends and community, a degree of caution needs to be exercised with regard to what transpired when darkness fell. One needn't look too far nor listen too hard to discover information and accounts that suggest that at the very least the seemingly wanton destruction of property occurred as legions of police looked on without taking any action to prevent these events from occurring.

Worse yet, there are reports of 'outsiders' -- people otherwise unfamiliar to the Tottenham community -- appearing on the scene and exacerbating an already tense, precarious and highly-flammable situation.

For a State that is fully aware of its actions, the consequence of its actions, and the reactions likely to be provoked, in tandem with a State that is intent on seeking new methods and weaponry to add to its already wide arsenal to be used against the general public in the service of the unquestioning subservience it describes as 'public order', the escalation of events on Saturday night are a gift.

What happens next remains to be seen but we need only look as far as Northern Ireland to determine the State's preferred methods for suppressing popular opposition to its actions. And, as already outlined elsewhere on this blog, the prime movers in the establishment of the policing methodology and tactics used to suppress dissent in Northern Ireland are all now conveniently placed in the positions of authority to impose similar regimes on the people of the mainland.

If we are to learn anything from what has transpired it should perhaps be that the anger and energy that lay behind the unrest in Tottenham last night needs to be organised and directed into building the unity and solidarity of ordinary people to create that which the Ministry of Defence outlined as one of the greatest threats to the corrupt State; to build the very same thing that will help us all, collectively, find the way out of the mess to which we the people have been condemned by the ruling, property-owning and finance-capital classes:
The Middle Class Proletariat

The middle classes could become a revolutionary class, taking the role envisaged for the proletariat by Marx. The globalization of labour markets and reducing levels of national welfare provision and employment could reduce peoples’ attachment to particular states. The growing gap between themselves and a small number of highly visible super-rich individuals might fuel disillusion with meritocracy, while the growing urban under-classes are likely to pose an increasing threat to social order and stability, as the burden of acquired debt and the failure of pension provision begins to bite. Faced by these twin challenges, the world’s middle-classes might unite, using access to knowledge, resources and skills to shape transnational processes in their own class interest.

06 June 2011

7/7 On The Edge with Tom Secker

Filmmaker and Researcher Tom Secker on Edge Media's On the Edge show talking about the 7/7 Inquests. Recorded on June 2nd 2011. The discussion focused on problems with the Inquest diagrams of the bomb sites, strangely edited or absent CCTV, and numerous other anomalies and problems with the 7/7 official story.

For more information, analysis and coverage of the 7/7 Inquests, see the J7: 7/7 Inquests blog.

19 May 2011

Little Rays of Sunstein - Part 1 & 2

CASS SUNSTEIN says Infiltrate Conspiracy Forums

The best way to deal with those pesky nagging questions from those pesky 'conspiracy theorists' is to devise a theoretical framework, a theory if you will, that involves a conscious (which doesn't happen) and knowing (which doesn't happen) conspiracy (which doesn't happen), requiring the involvement of many people to implement (which also doesn't happen), to prove conclusively (oh yes!) to conspiracy theorists that conspiracies don't occur.  

Pure genius!  

It's not much prettier in Demos pink either.