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Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday News in late February 2015

For years, it has been documented that the Bush administration has used the “war on terror” to do horrific torture practices (against prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba). It has been found that the Bush White House has promoted CIA “black sites” and other prisons abroad as part of state policy. The CIA torture report last year revealed these barbaric practices done in our name. The drive for U.S. imperialism involved the plunder the domination of the world’s resources (the Western imperialists used force to promote its predatory aims). The ruling class that is waging imperialist war abroad is waging a class war at home, presiding over the enormous enrichment of the financial oligarchy at the expense of the working class. There is no hard line between foreign and domestic policy, which is a fact that was given concreteness as published in Guardian newspaper that one of the top interrogators at Guantanamo Bay had pioneered the methods he used at the torture camp working as a detective in Chicago. According to the Guardian, Richard Zuley obtained at least one wrongful murder conviction by methods that he would later use at Guantanamo Bay. These methods include prolonged shackling in “stress positions,” threats against family members, threats that the accused could be subject to the death penalty if they did not confess and demands that those under torture implicate themselves and others.

The newspaper cites the example of one Chicago woman whom Zuley kept shackled to a wall for more than 24 hours until she confessed that she and her ex-boyfriend had committed a murder. She is in prison to this day. Another victim was Lathierial Boyd, who was released in 2013. He spent 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Among Zuley’s victims, according to the Guardian, was Ould Slahi, author of the recently-published book Guantánamo Diary, in which he recounts being tortured, sexually assaulted and beaten to within an inch of his life at the prison, to the point where he would sign any confession his torturers would put before him. The revelations, declared the Guardian, express “a continuum between police abuses in urban America” and the torture perpetrated in the name of the war on terror. The case of Zuley is hardly an aberration, however. The American ruling class presides over a country that incarcerates a greater percentage of its population than any other in the world, where the brutal treatment of prisoners is a daily reality. There is a recent report from the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) documents the evil conditions facing over 80,000 people in solitary confinement in the U.S. prison system (like the mentally ill, mentally handicapped, and children). The barbaric practice has been declared a form a torture by the United Nations. The ACLU has mentioned that 95 percent of people subjected to solitary confinement developed psychological illness like panic or anxiety attacks and hallucinations. In Texas alone, there are more than 100 prisoners who spent more than 20 years in tiny cells for 22 hours a day without any direct contact with any other human beings. Many domestic prisoners are used to hold people accused of terrorism. Some of them are in there via entrapment by intelligence agencies. Next week, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the body that oversees civilian penitentiaries, will implement a new rule that, in the words of law professor David M. Shapiro “all but prevents prisoners incarcerated in the United States and suspected of connections to terrorism from speaking with their families.” Shapiro notes that another set of recently introduced methods “make an unprecedented inroad into the attorney-client privilege, permitting federal agents to intercept communications between certain prisoners deemed a threat to national security and their attorneys.” He adds that prisons in New York and Colorado have already used these methods. The prison system continues the barbaric action of state-sanctioned executions. We see a militarized police force killing people with impunity and an intelligence system that spies on people in violation of basic democratic rights. Both major parties are complicit in this system. Bush and Obama functions their neoliberal policies in this system. The ruling class want to suppress the political opposition to war, police brutality, and social inequality. The actions of torture, forced confession, etc. have no place in a modern day society. These problems still go on today.

The Kiev regime is trying to conscript children in foreign countries for military service in Ukraine. The Kiev regime is desperate. It is now involved in conscripting Ukrainian children adopted or fostered by parents in foreign countries. The children are now being drafted. There is an article showing this information from the Spanish newspaper called E Heraldo. It is found in the Aragon region of Spain. This conscript ion story has been said by Eduardo Puente or the Association of Child Welfare. Man in the mainstream media has accused Russia of making threats in the Baltic, which is false. There is the EU, the IMF, the European Central Bank, and Germany trying to force Greece to bow down to them economically. Some speculate that Greece could renounce its unpayable and unjust  €320 billion national debt, quit the Eurozone, and ally with Russia (plus support the New Drachma). The Baltic stats include Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. The EU, the European Central Bank, the IMF and European finance ministers have already been doing all the destabilization that’s needed – forcing Greece into a deep program of austerity that has seen the economy shrink by 25% over five years, the closure of vital public services, mass unemployment and the forced sell-off of public assets. And now the Greeks – and their newly elected Syriza government – have had enough. This week the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras flatly refused to renew the €240 billion ‘bailout’ package, which comes with all the austerity strings, and he today advanced proposals for a ‘six-month assistance package’ free of harsh conditions to give Greece time to renegotiate its debt. Today, Greece is a still a NATO member. We will see what Greece will do in the months and years ahead.

“Lucy” is a move that is famous. Lucy came out in 2014. The movie was written and directed by Luc Besson. The movie is about a woman who unlocked the full 100 percent of her brain power instead of the 10 percent that humans reportedly use. The movie is a science fiction movie filled with pseudo-science and action scenes. Many people have dealt with the Luciferian philosophy of the occult elite and its dogma of transhumanism. The film has a lot of action scenes involving Asian gangsters. Lucy is played by Scarlett Johansson. The whole movie is about Lucy increasing her brain capacity that allows her to gain the knowledge required to become a “god.” Luciferianism and transhumanism are two concepts that must be defined first before going forward. Luciferianism is about the worship of Lucifer and the belief that Lucifer was a positive being who just wanted to give humanity knowledge about godhood (by eating the fruit of the tree). The fruit represented knowledge. Luciferians, in essence, view the serpent as the good guy. To Luciferians, when human beings eat the fruit, they received divine knowledge and humans can be gods. This doctrine is similar to Gnosticism. Many of this philosophy are similar to the philosophies of Kabbalaism, Rosicrucians, Freemasonry, etc. So, Luciferianism is about Lucifer making man into a god. The British philosopher Max More loves Luciferianism and transhumanism (which is about using humans and technology to make man like a god basically). The movie starts with Lucy being a young woman. She is a regular person. She gets mixed up in a high stakes Asian mob deal. She is confused about her life. The first scene of the movie shows a cheetah hunting a prey (or showing how the world has the unilluminated masses being hunted or being the hunters in the jungle of modern day society). Lucy is roughed up by the mobsters. The mobsters make her sell drugs. They gave her CPH4 or a synthetic drug that is about to flood the European market. The drug makes her brain more powerful. The drug being synthetic was made by humans. In transhumanism, human evolution is done via science and technology. Professor Norman (played by Morgan Freeman) gives a lecture on the human brain and it endorses transhumanism. Professor Norman wants to humanity to be immortal. He said: “It’s up to us to push the rules and laws and go from evolution to revolution.” Lucy soon gets a gun and shoots the Asian men. Lucy breaks from her cells and kills everyone in the vicinity. The remorseless killing of people is not about advanced intelligence. Lucy doesn’t’ feel pain, fear, or desire. Lucy is evolving. Lucy uses her powers to control people. Her eyes change to look almost reptilian. Lucy kills a man too. Lucy controls and monitors people’s electronic devices (which goes on in real life like what the NSA does). Lucy transforms and emits a great burst of light to change into a god. Lucifer ironically means light bringer. Lucy is face to face with the real Lucy (or the first missing link according to scientists). That scene is similar to the Michelangelo mural where it shows God touching the hand of Adam. Once the ritual ends, she gives Dr. Norman a USB stick containing all of her knowledge. The cop comes in the room and said that where is Lucy. The cop receives a text message saying that she is everywhere. The movie Lucy is philosophy and deals with the philosophy of transhumanism. There is the occult influence in the movie as well. The movie shows the distinction between humans without knowledge and those with it. It deals with contrasts, actions, and philosophies.

The roots of the struggle in the Black Lives Movement have a long history. After the changes in the 1960’s, the reactionary forces have used their backlash. That backlash included the establishment of the prison industrial complex, the growth of the War on Drugs, the forming of voter ID laws in various states, and other forms of oppression (which target the gains from decades ago like voting rights, affirmative action, and the social safety net). Throughout the 1980’s and the 1990’s, there have been police killings of black people across America including New York City. The West African immigrant Amadou Diallo was killed by four NYPD cops in front of his apartment building in 1999. Cincinnati cops killed Timothy Thomas who was an unarmed black teenager. Later, days long rebellion occurred in the city’s black community. In the aftermath of 9/11 in America, the NYPD intensified its racial profiling of not only Arabic peoples, Muslims, and South Asians. They used racial profiling against black people and Latinos as well. There was Jena Six and the horrendously bad government response involving the Katrina disaster. Black people in New Orleans and its surrounding areas were shot at by the police and racist vigilantes. Surviving black people were demonized as criminal “looters.” Private corporate interests displaced the lands of black people and the poor in New Orleans as a way for privatization to develop. The 2008 recession caused the greatest destruction of black wealth in U.S. history. The great recession has devastated communities nationwide. The Occupy Wall Street movement developed in their first meeting in September of 2011. The Occupy Wall Street movement showed the truth that income inequality is a serious issue that must be discussed. The deaths of Trayvon Martin inspired great protest. The events of Ferguson began a new era of the liberation struggle. These events stirred up the current Black Lives movement today. These people are greatly politically independent. We face new challenges. We know that there was the bombing of a NAACP office in Colorado Springs. The PBA leadership has issued offensive statement. We know that NGOs are trying to infiltrate the movement. We also know that the Black Lives Matter Movement includes great people. This movement is multiracial and international. This is now the most sustained period of antiracist protest in decades. Young, African American antiracist activists are leaders of this movement for racial justice. We are keeping our eyes on the prize (which is freedom, justice, and equality for all human life).

By Timothy

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