7/4/10 'RESET' In the Name of Freedom: Homeland"

Digest commentary:
Freedom and life for capital means death and destruction for millions. Peoples' freedom worldwide means revolutionary resistance against capitalism. All the heroic freedom fighters called "terrorists" for impeding imperialist freedom are our sisters and brothers, our allies and inspiration in the struggle for freedom.
Fascist state terror, 24/7 racist "perception management" psywar, torture and death, nothing can destroy the reality history reveals: oppression breeds resistance. Reality will trump rhetoric. We will decide our friends and enemies based on their actions. Here in the "homeland" class and race privilege buys the loyalty -- the enslavement -- of many who betray their true allies and interests for blood-soaked crumbs.
In a world-historic conjuncture such as this, contradictions reach a boiling point that presents rare opportunities -- as well as exceptional dangers -- for making fundamental global shifts in the balance of forces of political power. Individual political positions too are shifting under pressure, becoming clarified into powerful active forces for the revolutionary change necessary.
U.S. imperialism's predatory life is on the line, in deep capitalist crisis, increasingly vulnerable--and dangerous-in the face of defeats it is suffering from growing international resistance and unity. Karl Marx examined why democracy is the best shell for capitalism. V.I. Lenin analyzed how capital's global nature, its necessity to eliminate rivals and resistance to expand its basis for capital accumulation, drives it to unjust imperialist wars to redivide the world and restructure capital under its domination.
Desperation drives it to crimes that reveal its inherently predatory nature, even to many normally protected by class/race privilege. The state's press/media, essential propaganda organs, along with education, religion and 'culture', perpetuate north america's founding white supremacist patriotic myths --- freedom, democracy, equality -- blaming the victims especially of racist oppression for capital's crimes against them. Reality always trumps rhetoric, but it's up to us to change the reality of horror.

The Hypocrisy of America: This Fourth of July is yours, not mine.
Frederick Douglass: July 4, 1852
What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?
I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim.

To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy‹a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages.

There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices, more shocking and bloody, than are the people of these United States, at this very hour.

Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms of the old world, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me, that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival.

"No, I'm not an American. I'm one of the 22 million Black people who are the victims of Americanism. One of the 22 million Black people who are the victims of democracy, nothing but disguised hypocrisy. So, I'm not standing here speaking to you as an American, or a patriot, or a flag-saluter, or a flag-waver--no, not I. I'm speaking as a victim of this American system. And I see America through the eyes of the victim. I don't see any American dream; I see an American nightmare."
Malcolm X April 3, 1964

"The same rebellion, the same impatience, the same anger that exists in the hearts of the dark people in Africa and Asia is existing in the hearts and minds of 20 million black people in this country who have been just as thoroughly colonized as the people in Africa and Asia."
Malcolm X

"It is impossible for capitalism to survive, primarily because the system of capitalism need some blood to suck....It used to be strong enough to go and suck anybody's blood whether they were strong or not. But now it has become more cowardly, like the vulture, and it can only suck the blood of the helpless. As the nations of the world free themselves, then capitalism has fewer victims, less to suck, and it becomes weaker and weaker. It is only a matter of time in my opinion before it will collapse completely."
Malcolm X Jan.18,1965 interview

Democracy Hypocrisy
In The Name Of Freedom
There is a verse in my language that goes like this;
Chaand uss raat bhee nikla tha magar uss ka wajood,
Itna khoonrang tha jaisay kissi masoom ki laash.

In English it means;
The moon ascended the skies that night too,
But was as bloody as the corpse of an innocent man.
Ladies and gentlemen, steel your hearts for this 12 minutes video guided tour of hell and then shout from the rooftops.

"If the people are not convinced (that the Free World is in mortal danger) it would be impossible for Congress to vote the vast sums now being spent to avert danger. With the support of public opinion, as marshalled by the press, we are off to a good start. It is our Job - yours and mine -- to keep our people convinced that the only way to keep disaster away from our shores is to build up America's might."
Charles Wilson, Chairman of the Board of General Electric and Truman appointee to head the Office of Defence Mobilization, speech to the Newspaper Publishers Association, 1950

... from a U.S. imperialist freedom document....
The Pentagon's "Joint Vision 2020", blueprint the United States Department of Defense.
"The label full spectrum dominance implies that US forces are able to conduct prompt, sustained, and synchronised operations with combinations of forces tailored to specific situations, and with access to and freedom to operate in all domains - space, sea, land, air and information. Additionally, given the global nature of our interests and obligations, the United States must maintain its overseas presence forces and the ability to rapidly project power worldwide in order to achieve full spectrum dominance."
"Vision 2020" has just been updated in recent days with the insistence that the State has the right under the puissant guidance and wisdom of the Commander in Chief G.W. Bush, to inflict a nuclear pre-emptive attack against any enemy groups or countries - even on the suspicion of malevolent intentions that he deems to be a threat to the "Homeland".
In more than 300 American Universities and thousands of corporate factories and labs, hundreds of thousands of millions of dollars are expended by millions of scholars, intellectuals and the most educated and trained America professors and professionals for one sole mission - satisfying the Pentagon and the weapons merchants' insatiable lust for profits. The statistics are mind-boggling. The same story occurred before the Two World Wars....

Joint Vision 2020 builds upon and extends the conceptual template established by Joint Vision 2010 to guide the continuing transformation of America's Armed Forces.
Joint Vision 2020 has been broken down into two parts for download (PDF version):
Joint Vision 2020, Part 1 - 1.12M (jv2020a.pdf)
Joint Vision 2020, Part 2 - 2.03M (jv2020b.pdf) Text only version of Joint Vision 2020:
Joint Vision 2020, text only - 97K (jv2020.doc)
Joint Vision 2020 Briefing- 417k (2020briefing.ppt)

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years . . . It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated now and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in past centuries” David Rockefeller. Bilderberg meeting, Germany, June 1991

Ordinary people in the United States have been manipulated into imagining they are a people under siege whose sole refuge and protector is their government. If it isn't the Communists, it's Al Qaeda. If it isn't Cuba, it's Nicaragua. As a result, this, the most powerful nation in the world - with its unmatchable arsenal of weapons, its history of having waged and sponsored endless wars, and the only nation in history to have actually used nuclear bombs - is peopled by a terrified citizenry, jumping at shadows. A people bonded to the state not by social services, or public health care, or employment guarantees, but by fear. This synthetically manufactured fear is used to gain public sanction for further acts of aggression. Arundhati Roy

USA is about to celebrate Independence Day that commemorates freedom from tyranny - a report on how U.S. Coast Guard, under the direction of the Obama administration, has suspended the First Amendment in the Gulf of Mexico. Any reporter, photographer or blogger caught within 65 feet of an oil spill boom, vessel or cleanup operation will be arrested, fined as much as $40,000 and prosecuted with a Class F felony crime by the U.S. government. http://www.naturalnews.com/029130_Gulf_of_Mexico_censorship.html

U.S. Executive Branch right to abduct innocent people with impunity
Glenn Greenwald, 6-14-10
The Supreme Court today denied a petition of review from Maher Arar, the Canadian and Syrian citizen abducted by the U.S. at JFK Airport when returning to Canada in 2002, held incommunicado for two weeks, then rendered to Syria, where he spent the next 10 months being tortured, even though -- as everyone acknowledges -- he was guilty of absolutely nothing.

How many Americans are targeted by Obama Administration hit-list for assassination?
Glenn Greenwald, 6-25-10

Plea to Obama Led to an Immigrant’s Arrest
The letter appealing to President Obama in January, by a white United States citizen married to an African man stymied in their long legal battle to keep him in the country. Could the president help...The response came June 3, when two immigration agents stopped Mr. Takoulo, 34, in front of the couple’s East Village apartment building... “Did you write a letter to President Obama?”... he acknowledged his wife had, was handcuffed and sent to an immigration jail in New Jersey for deportation. Officials said they were investigating how the letter — one of thousands routinely referred to ICE by the White House to gather information for a reply — had been improperly used by the agency’s “fugitive operations” unit to find and arrest Mr. Takoulo, who has an engineering degree and no criminal record...still subject to the deportation order..on an electronic ankle monitor while his case is reviewed. “ICE has a zero tolerance policy for violations of civil rights,” said spokesman, Brian P. Hale.

Illinois inmate bleeds to death as guards ignore him, offer no medication at all for weeks:
Adam Montoya pleaded with guards to be taken to a doctor, pressing a panic button in his federal prison cell over and over to summon help that never came.

Abramoff Free After 3-Years in Jail
June 24, 2010 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10405590.stm
Former US millionaire lobbyist Jack Abramoff, jailed on fraud, bribery, corruption and conspiracy charges in 2006...his network reached deep into Washington's political establishment... released into a halfway house in Baltimore two weeks ago... As part of his plea deal, Mr Abramoff provided information to the Justice Department that helped convict a member of Congress for taking bribes. Mr Abramoff is expected to be released from the halfway house in December.

Banned Trailers Return for Latest Gulf Disaster
By IAN URBINA, 7-1-10, NYT
Despite high levels of formaldehyde, some government trailers banned after Hurricane Katrina use are getting a second life with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Fascism Enters Through "Terror" Door
The question is not whether fascists have held power in the United States, but why they have not yet been able to rule as fascists. The question may soon become moot, as the U.S. Supreme Court acts to further "dismantle legal barriers to actual fascist rule" - most recently through its decision on providing "material support" to "terrorists." In New York City, "'people's lawyer' and civil liberties heroine, Lynn Stewart, faces re-sentencing on conviction of giving material support to her client."

Europe approves US mass data grab
Europe signed a deal to hand over all bank transaction data to the US to help the ongoing war on terrorism.

US opposes ICC bid to make 'aggression' a crime under international law because it could impact US military operations abroad.

U.S. to test electoral rigging contrivance
The State Department is to test a new contrivance for rigging elections abroad...during the forthcoming 27 June presidential elections in Guinea.The monitoring center - actually a front for the U.S. Embassy and embedded NGOs - will analyse the messages and forward them to the National Electoral Commission website, having filtered them first. It is on the basis of this skewed data feed that the validity of the vote will be decided.

tip of the iceberg of U.S. state control of illegal drug industry
U.S. Banks Financing Mexico Cartels Admitted in Wells Fargo Deal
Mexico drug cartels need to move billions of dollars across borders to finance the purchase of drugs, planes, weapons and safe houses...“They are multinational businesses, after all, they cannot work without a bank.”

Kagan and Obama: Two "Race-Neutral" Peas in a Pod

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kagan explains her Barak remarks
"The State of Israel has meant a lot to me and my family. And – and I admire Justice Barak for what he's done for the State of Israel and ensuring an independent judiciary."

The Saudi sentencing of 4 women and 11 men to flogging and prison terms for mingling at a party ought to be good for a few chuckles among these human rights devotees
Obama to host Saudi King Abdullah June 29
King Abdullah will meet President Obama in Washington to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking, the nuclear standoff with Iran, and economic cooperation between the United States and the world's largest oil exporter. www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65J2M720100620

California Prisons Ban Revolution Newspaper in February 2010
by Clyde Young / July 3rd, 2010
...over 2 million prisoners, most Black and Latino, and prison conditions are far worse than when I was incarcerated.Ten of thousands confined in bare, tomb-like, windowless cells 23 hours a day for months and years. Long-term isolation and sensory deprivation violate international laws against torture.1 In this environment, Revolution newspaper is a genuine lifeline for hundreds and hundreds of prisoners across the country, their window on the world and to the possibility of a future better world...
Clyde Young served time in juvenile facilities as a pre-teen. His transformation from a life of crime to a revolutionary communist, while serving a 20-year prison sentence for armed robbery, is discussed in an interview in The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members & Their Affiliates (Soft Skull Press, 2008

Napolitano outlined new Amtrak information-sharing security initiative
Napolitano outlined a new nationwide intelligence-gathering scheme...a nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting, SAR throughout the entire Amtrak rail system," she told reporters.Under the SAR program, Amtrak officers will gather disparate bits of information that, when pieced together and analyzed, could indicate a threat. The DHS and FBI analysts receiving the information, "have extensive training to distinguish between legal and illegal behavior." ... the SAR program will complement an expanded "See Something, Say Something,"

'Combat ops' are now 'stability ops'
After the August deadline President Obama set for the end of the combat mission in Iraq...What soldiers today call combat operations — hunting insurgents, joint raids between Iraqi security forces and US Special Forces to kill or arrest militants — will be called “stability operations.”...“In practical terms, nothing will change,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, the top American military spokesman in Iraq. “We are already doing stability operations.” ... Sometimes credit is not given American soldiers ...still trying to kill as many militants as possible...Almost daily press releases announce the killing or capture of terrorists by Iraqi security forces, usually noting the involvement of “U.S. advisers.” ....http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/03/world/middleeast/03iraq.html?th&emc=t...

Army 'psy ops' changed by the Defense Department to "Military Information Support Operations," or MISO.

Pentagon Plans New Arm to Wage Cyberspace Wars
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to create a new military command for cyberspace stepping up preparations by the armed forces to conduct both offensive and defensive computer warfare. The military command would complement a civilian effort to be announced by President Obama Friday that would overhaul the way the United States safeguards its computer networks... Officials said that in addition to the unclassified strategy paper to be released by Mr. Obama on Friday, a classified set of presidential directives is expected to lay out the military’s new responsibilities and how it coordinates its mission with that of the N.S.A., where most of the expertise on digital warfare resides today...

CYBERCOM: U.S. Strategic Cyber Command Launched with Offensive Capability
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates signed a memorandum June 23 announcing the launch of U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM).. a “subordinate unified command” under U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM)... “will reach initial operating capability (IOC) not later than October 2009 and full operating capability (FOC) not later than October 2010.”...“cyberspace and its associated technologies … are vital to our nation’s security,” the United States will “secure freedom of action in cyberspace” by standing-up a unified command “that possesses the required technical capability and remains focused on the integration of cyberspace operations.” CYBERCOM “must be capable of synchronizing warfighting effects across the global security environment as well as providing support to civil authorities and international partners.”...

Senators introduce The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act to allow US president to disconnect the Internet
John Byrne
Future US presidents would have their Internet "kill switch" powers renewed indefinitely...give a newly-formed National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications the authority to monitor the "security status" of private websites, ISPs and other net-related business within the U.S. as well as critical internet components in other countries. Companies would be required to take part in "information sharing" with the government and certify to the NCCC that they have implemented approved security measures. Furthermore, any company that "relies on" the internet, telephone system or any other part of the U.S. "information infrastructure" would also be "subject to command" by the NCCC under the proposed new law.

"a threat to democracy"
Obama: We Need To Bail Out Newspapers Or Blogs Will Run The World
9-21-09 Obama said he will look at a news paper bailout, otherwise, blogs will take over the world, and that would be a threat to democracy bills that could give tax newspapers tax-breaks if they were to restructure as 50 (c) (3) educational corporations. One of the bills is that of Senator Ben Cardin, who has introduced the "Newspaper Revitalization Act...

8/28/9 Bill Would Give President Emergency Control of Internet

US airforce shifts 30,000 troops to 'cyberwar front lines'
The US Air Force reports it has assigned 30,000 digital troops to "the front lines of cyber warfare"...close to a third of the number of US troops deployed in Afghanistan...USAF Times reports that Cyberspace officers will continue to provide support but also will be the experts TO improve war-fighting capabilities... hundreds of digi-warriors assigned to 24AF's 67th Network Warfare Wing will actively seek to exploit and attack other people's networks, rather than defending and securing their own.

Cybercom Group: Cybercom and Microsoft Launch System for Fast, Secure Web-Based Identification
October 15, 2007

NSA took part in development of Windows 7
25 Nov 2009
The National Security Agency (NSA) acknowledged having worked with Microsoft on the development of Windows 7, as testified on 17 November 2009 by Richard Schaeffer, the NSA’s information assurance director, before the U.S. Senate’s Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security. The cooperation between the NSA and Microsoft has been an open secret since a judiciary agreement was reached between the U.S. Government and the computer giant. It is however the first time that official mention of this has been made. In terms of cyber security, over and above the issue of protection from external intrusions, the crux of the matter lies in who is the doorkeeper. In other words, while it is NSA’s prerogative to have sole security access control over the most-widely used software equipment in the United States, Windows 7 is marketed globally/// this opens up considerable opportunities for U.S. cyber espionage beyond its borders....

NGSCB Next-Generation Secure Computing Base: Microsoft’s TPM-based Trusted Computing solution. Formerly known as “Palladium”.
Trusted Computing: A Framework for Data and Network Security
The National Security Agency (NSA) defines a trusted system or component as one "whose failure can break the security policy", and a trustworthy system or component as one "that will not fail". Trusted Computing has been defined and outlined with a set of specifications and guidelines by the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA), including secure input and output, memory curtaining, sealed storage, and remote attestation. *Authentication *Data Protection/Encryption *Identity and Access Management *Password Management *Network Access Control *Disaster Recovery *Layered Security

The Open Source Center is a component of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence administered by the CIA.

"The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an enemy 'weapons system'..."
Information Operation Roadmap Part 3: "We Must Fight the Net"

US Plans to 'Fight the Net' Revealed
by Adam Brookes, January 27, 2006
Pentagon's 2003 "Information Operations Roadmap" newly declassified, gives a glimpse into the US military's plans for "information operations" [...]

Secret Pentagon "Roadmap"
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 177
A secret Pentagon propaganda "roadmap" calls on DoD to enhance its capabilities in five key Information Operations (IO) areas: electronic warfare (EW), PSYOP, Operations Security (OPSEC), military deception and computer network operations (CNO)....

U.S. Department of Defense Information Operations Related Documents
Information Operations Roadmap (DOD 2003):Download: http://information-retrieval.info/info_ops_roadmap.pdf
Information Operations (JP 3-13 2006): Download: http://information-retrieval.info/JP3_13.pdf
Joint Doctrine for Military Deception (JP 3-13.4 2006): Download: http://information-retrieval.info/JP3_13_4.pdf
Joint Doctrine for PSYOPS (JP 3-53 2003):Download: http://information-retrieval.info/JP3_53.pdf
Joint Doctrine for Public Affairs (JP 3-61 2005): Download: http://information-retrieval.info/JP3_61.pdf
Joint Doctrine for Civil Affairs (JP 3-57.1 2003): Download: http://information-retrieval.info/JP3_57_1.pdf
Joint Doctrine for Electronic Warfare (JP 3-13.1 2007): Download: http://information-retrieval.info/JP3_13_1.pdf
Information Operations: The Hard Reality of Soft Power, Joint Forces Staff College and the National Security Agency (2004) (ISBN 1574886991)

Unthinkable: How the Internet could become a tool of corporate and government power, based on updates now in the works
Newsweek International Issues 2004 By Steven Levy

America prepares for 'cyber war' with China
Telegraph.uk.co (June 15, 2007

translation: government infiltration of groups opposing prevailing policy
Got Fascism? : Obama Advisor Promotes 'Cognitive Infiltration'
By Marc Estrin January 11, 2010
Cass Sunstein is President Obama's Harvard Law School friend, and recently appointed Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. In a recent scholarly article, he and coauthor Adrian Vermeule take up the question of "Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures." (J. Political Philosophy, 7 (2009), 202-227). This is a man with the president's ear. This is a man who would process information and regulate things. What does he propose?
[W]e suggest a distinctive tactic for breaking up the hard core of extremists who supply conspiracy theories: cognitive infiltration of extremist groups, whereby government agents or their allies (acting either virtually or in real space, and either openly or anonymously) will undermine the crippled epistemology of believers by planting doubts about the theories and stylized facts that circulate within such groups, thereby introducing beneficial cognitive diversity. (Page 219.)

Documents Detail Law Enforcement Collection of Data From Social Media Sites
EFF has posted documents shedding light on law enforcement agencies use of social networking sites to gather information in investigations.

IDF unit to fight enemies on Facebook, Twitter
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1131918.html December 1, 2009

"Revolution is never based on begging somebody for an integrated cup of coffee. Revolutions are never fought by turning the other cheek. Revolutions are never based upon love-your-enemy and pray-for-those-who-spitefully-use-you. And revolutions are never waged singing 'We Shall Overcome.'...Revolutions are never based upon that which is begging a corrupt system to accept us into it. Revolutions overturn systems. And there is no system on this earth which has proven itself more corrupt, more criminal, than this system that in 1964 still colonizes 22 million African-Americans, still enslaves 22 million Afro-Americans."
Malcolm X April 8, 1964

"I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those that do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash, but I don't think that it will be based upon the color of the skin."
Malcolm X Jan.19,1965 television interview

"We are in a society where the power is in the hands of those who are the worst breed of humanity."
Malcolm X Feb. 16, 1965