Portland Terror Plot - Entrapment? FBI fabricated plots? Who Cares?

The FBI successfully thwarts its own Terrorist plot, by Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com, Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 06:29 ET

The Center for Constitutional Rights

American Civil Liberties Union

A Defense That Could Be Obsolete

By RICHARD BERNSTEIN, New York Times, December 1, 2010

NEW YORK — Was it entrapment? The question naturally arises in the case of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, arrested last week after demonstrating, the authorities allege, an unbridled enthusiasm for blowing up thousands of people in Portland, Oregon.

Why Wikileaks is Good for Democracy - Bill Quigley, Dec. 1, 2010

“Information is the currency of democracy.” Thomas Jefferson.

Since 9-11, the US government, through Presidents Bush and Obama, has increasingly told the US public that “state secrets” will not be shared with citizens. Candidate Obama pledged to reduce the use of state secrets, but President Obama continued the Bush tradition. The Courts and Congress and international allies have gone meekly along with the escalating secrecy demands of the US Executive.

By labeling tens of millions of documents secret, the US government has created a huge vacuum of information.

WikiLeaks - The Iraq Files

Torture, killing, children shot – and how the US tried to keep it all quiet, Emily Dugan, Nina Lakhani, David Randall, Victoria Richards and Rachel Shields, Independent (UK), October 24th, 2010.

A worse record than Saddam's, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Independent (UK), October 25th, 2010.

The shaming of America, Robert Fisk, Independent (UK), October 24th, 2010.

Wikileaks Iraq war logs: every death mapped, Simon Rogers, Guardian (UK), October 23rd, 2010.

"Not a single cent of the US aid pledged for rebuilding has arrived in Haiti." (See Bill Quigley's report, reprinted below.)

Please consider making a generous donation to relief efforts in Haiti today. And please contact your representatives in Washington, DC, to demand that the US provide the aid that was pledged. Below are links to several organizatons doing life-saving emergency aid work ... please give generously!

Zamni Lasante Clinic / Partners in Health

Oxfam America

Haiti Reborn (Quixote Center)

My Name is Rachel Corrie - performances in Portland September 24 - October 30!

Taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie
Edited by Alan Rickman & Katherine Viner

The poignant, poetic voice of a young woman searching for her place in an embattled world.

Directed by Megan Kate Ward

Starring Amanda Jensenen & Madeleine Rogers

PERFORMANCES September 24 to October 30
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm

Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah 'worse than Hiroshima' - The Independent (UK), Patrick Cockburn, July 24, 2010.

Mariam, Ammar and Mustafa suffer from birth defects. Birth defects have soared in Fallujah, which was the site of two major battles between the U.S military and insurgents after the invasion of Iraq according to Iraqi doctors. Click on the image to read the entire article.

Thanks, Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks! NOW WE HAVE TO LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD!

The revelations about the US war and occupation in Afghanistan come at time when Congress is voting on $33 billion for this bloody, criminal war. Public opposition has delayed the vote. But it's going to take a lot more public outcry to stop this war. Use the links below to contact the President and your representatives in Congress! Tell them that the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld war has now had its Pentagon Papers moment ... and Obama and the Democrats must now end the killing, they must end the hemorrhaging of lives and treasure. CONTACT CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT TODAY! Tell them to END THIS WAR, BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!

Click here to hear the story on: Democracy Now!

Click here to see the British Guardian's coverage: AFGHANISTAN - The War Logs.

While the New York Times and other US commercial media soft-pedal the revelations, it's our job to make sure our elected officials and the Obama Administration get the message loud and clear: END THIS WAR! Call your representatives and call the White House today! And tell your friends, your family, your neighbors, we have another chance to end the Black Ops, to end the drone attacks, to bring the troops home now and begin the work of reparations to heal the devastation our country has wrought in Afghanistan.

PLEASE WRITE OR CALL TODAY!

United for Peace and Justice website

The President of the United States of America

President Barack Obama

Congressional Contacts:

Senator Ron Wyden

Senator Jeff Merkley

Congressman Earl Blumenauer

Congressman David Wu

Congressman Peter DeFazio

Congressman Kurt Schrader

Congressman Greg Walden

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TAKE ACTION! Call Congress and the UN to Protest Israeli Military Assault on Gaza Humanitarian Aid Flotilla!

EMERGENCY-Take Action: Israel Attacks Gaza Humanitarian Aid Flotilla

May 31st, 2010, revised URGENT ACTION from the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
(US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.)

In an international act of piracy and murder in international waters, the Israeli navy intercepted, boarded, and opened fire on humanitarian activists on a flotilla of ships attempting to deliver humanitarian supplies to the Israeli-blockaded Palestinian Gaza Strip.

According to news reports, Israeli commandos killed as many as 19 humanitarian activists on board one ship, and have abducted all 700 passengers on board the six boats composing the flotilla who are in the process of being sent against their will to Israel for arrest and/or deportation.

Protest the Murderous Israeli Assault on Humanitarian Aid Ships!

EVENT: Protest of Israeli Military Assault on Humanitarian Aid Ships
TIME: 5:00 PM
DATE: Monday, May 31, 2010
LOCATON: SW Yamhill & Broadway, downtown Portland, Oregon

Contact: Portland Peaceful Response Coalition - 503-344-5078

Local human rights, solidarity and peace group organizers hold demonstration to protest Israeli assault on humanitarian ships.

Today, Monday, May 31st, at 5:00PM, there will be a demonstration to protest the Israeli military assault on the FREE GAZA humanitarian aid ships off the coast of the Gaza Strip. The protest will take place at the corner of SW Yamhill & Broadway at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon.

"This is shocking and tragic, but sadly, it is not unusual for Israeli policy," said Mazen Malik, of the Palestine Arab American Association, "I think Palestinians are in general, unfortunately, used to this kind of action, which is why it is not a surprise to us." "Our hope is for the US, which has the most leverage with Israel, to push Israel more towards recognizing the rights of the Palestinian people, and engage more seriously with the peace process."

END THE KILLER DRONE WARS! Action Against Extrajudicial Drone Killings! Friday, May 21st!

Click on the above image for more information about the use of drones in the US wars in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan.

WEEKLY FRIDAY RALLY TELLS US TO "END KILLER DRONE WARS" IN PAKISTAN AND THE MIDDLE EAST Friday, May 21, 2010, 5 PM Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Broadway.

This Friday, May 21, Portland's weekly rally for peace and justice will call upon the United States to "End Killer Drone Wars" in Pakistan and the middle east. The rally, which has been organized by Portland Peaceful Response Coalition every week at Pioneer Courthouse Square at 5:00 PM since November, 2001, will feature short speeches addressing the U.S.' increasing use of unmanned planes to target suspected so-called "terrorists," killing hundreds of civilians and causing Post Traumatic Stress in the people who operate the planes remotely in America. The rally is also to promote a talk by an expert on "robotic warfare" speaking that same night in Portland.

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