Archive for January, 2020

Sat. Jan. 25 Global Day of Protest – The People of the World Say: No War With Iran!

On January 25 the people of the world will stand up to oppose yet another catastrophic war in the Middle East! Now is the time to take action. Join us!

Register a protest organized in your city here!

Initiators for this call include the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, Popular Resistance, Black Alliance for Peace, National Iranian-American Council (NIAC), Veterans For Peace, US Labor Against the War (USLAW), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), United National Anti-War Committee, Pastors for Peace/Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, International Action Center, United For Peace and Justice, Alliance For Global Justice (AFGJ), December 12th Movement, World Beyond War, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, About Face: Veterans Against The War, Dominican Sisters/ICAN, Nonviolence International, Food Not Bombs and many other anti-war and peace organizations. To add your name as an endorser click here.
Join a protest organized in your city:

To find an action near you go to HERE. 

 

Apologies for the disturbing photo.
If you’re really upset by what you see, than make this go viral along with an email letting Mike Jines know what you think.
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The Madame Defarge Knitting Club East has nominated for the Jerks of the year award  Preston McGraw and Alexandre Olivier Mobile Alabama USA. Way beyond poor taste. As Milly said, This photo of these guys make me more committed in the fact of which side I am on and I know full well it is not on the side of the grinning buffoons.

In this photo posted to Facebook, two police officers from Mobile, Alabama pose with a “quilt” made from cardboard signs confiscated from homeless people in the area over the Christmas break.

“Wanna wish everybody in the 4th precinct a Merry Christmas, especially our captain,” says the caption to the posting. “Hope you enjoy our homeless quilt. Sincerely Panhandler patrol.”
Al.com names the two grinning officers as Preston McGraw and Alexandre Olivier, and points out that the photo was taken in a police department office. It was first posted to Officer McGraw’s page, but has been shared widely since.

Mobile Police Department has not responded to a request for comment. AL.com also emailed every city council member for comment. No one has yet responded.
Since being posted online the image has been shared more than 10,000 times and has over 3,000 comments. Many comments claim the image to be in poor taste, especially during the holiday season.

and Commissar Gritty on Facebook came up with this:

The Madame Defarge Knitting Circle East fully supports the photo by Commissar Gritty.

‘If You Are Wondering Who Benefits’: Weapons Makers See Stocks Surge as Trump Moves Closer to War With Iran

Almost immediately after the United States assassinated Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike Thursday night, major American weapons manufacturers and defense contractors—from Northrop Grumman to Lockheed Martin to Raytheon—saw their stocks surge as investors sensed the growing likelihood of another costly and deadly war in the Middle East.
As the Los Angeles Times reported, “Even as the broader Standard and Poor’s 500 index lost ground, the S&P Aerospace & Defense Select Industry index climbed 1.8% on Friday.”
According to the Times:

Northrop Grumman Corp. stock jumped 5.4%. Based in Falls Church, Va., Northrop Grumman makes such aircraft as the B-2 bomber and the upcoming B-21 bomber and is the sole bidder to build the next generation of intercontinental ballistic missiles.
AeroVironment Inc. advanced 6.9%. The Simi Valley company makes small, short-range reconnaissance drones that U.S. soldiers use. The increase in troop deployment to the Middle East could mean more business for AeroVironment, said Ken Herbert, managing director with investment banking and financial services firm Canaccord Genuity.
Shares of Lockheed Martin Corp., which makes the F-35 fighter jet, climbed 3.6%. Missile and radar technologies maker Raytheon Co.’s stock rose 1.5%.

To read the rest of this article go to:

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/04/if-you-are-wondering-who-benefits-weapons-makers-see-stocks-surge-trump-moves-closer?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR36O4TiV6FBios2cpXzpbStXFFNymglCUD3UximsIJJt569MoCqL8bCXK0

Wondering who the guilty parties are? The ones that we must remember. The ones who must be brought to justice. Anyone who profits from war is an enemy of all people of the planet and an enemy of the planet itself.

To all of our readers from around the world. Let us sing this song Down By The Riverside loud as we can. Let us tell the powers that we the people will study war no more. As the president of the U.S leads us into war against the people of Iran let it be known far and wide that we stand in opposition to this madness. Join in demostrations, marches, teach-ins and other forms of opposition to any attack and any war on Iran.

 

Propaganda 1883

Posted: January 1, 2020 in Tools of the ruling class

Propaganda 1893 Sweet Charity. R. G. Ferris. Archive folder: Tools of the Ruling Class. Give the hungry a goose and they won’t rebel so fast. Oh they will say, aren’t rich folks nice? How dandy a goose and a basket of goodies. All for us. Yes Ma’am. We will be there in the morning bright and early.