Monday, January 31, 2005

The Military-Monetary System

From imperial Wars, to Covert Coups to Spatial Deconcentration in Urban America

What does the US invasion of Iraq, the kidnapping of a popular Haitian president by US commandos and homelessness in New York City have to do with one another? They are part of the military-monetary system.

Listen to the 2hr program put together by Lyn Gerry to understand the institutions at work that the mainstream media turns a blind eye to.

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Monday, January 24, 2005


As the headfixing industry goes on and on about Johnny Carson, a man who avoided politics like the plague, let's take a look back at some true giants whose passing was only a blip on the media screen.

GARY WEBB 1955-2004
In August, 1996, when he worked at the San José Mercury News, Webb disclosed how the CIA sold tons of crack in Los Angeles neighborhoods and afterwards used the money from this trafficking to finance the operations of the Nicaraguan Contras who were then trying to overthrow Nicaragua’s Sandinista government.

JAMES FORMAN 1928-2005
While registering voters and organizing protests in the South he was repeatedly harassed, beaten and jailed. He once wrote "Accumulating experiences with Southern 'law and order' were turning me into a full-fledged revolutionary."

SUSAN SONTAG 1933-2004
Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes once compared Sontag to the Renaissance humanist Erasmus. Fuentes said QUOTE "Erasmus traveled with 32 volumes, which contained all the knowledge worth knowing. Susan Sontag carries it in her brain! I know of no other intellectual who is so clear-minded, with a capacity to link, to connect, to relate. She is unique."

Shirley Chisholm was a leading advocate for civil liberties and the rights of working people, in Congress. She worked to end the draft and to repeal the Internal Security Act of 1950, which even in the late 1960's allowed for suspected subversives to be detained in emergency detention camps.

JOHN HESS 1917-2005
In 1977, he co-wrote a book with his wife Karen Hess titled "The Taste of America." In it they wrote "How shall we tell our fellow Americans that our palates have been ravaged, that our food is awful, and that our most respected authorities on cookery are poseurs?"

ARTIE SHAW 1910-2004
Despite Jim Crow segregation, which made touring with racially integrated bands practically impossible, Shaw courageously took his band on the road with Billie Holiday as his female vocalist. Unfortunately, the results were often highly unpleasant, as this giant of American song was forced to eat her meals on the bus while the other musicians enjoyed a restaurant, and she frequently lodged in someone’s home while the rest of the band stayed in a hotel.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Why "They" Hate Us

If you get the opportunity, please, please, please watch the documentary "Declarations of War". It's playing on the TRUE STORIES CHANNEL this month. I don't know if it's on DVD, but this documentary displays pure white arrogance at full blast. To be more specific, pure white upper class arrogance towards the Iraq invasion is on full display. Also, an example of Gumpification, a society overwhelmed by propaganda, and the failure of American schools, because there are some idiots like I've never seen before in this documentary. If you want to know why people of color, here and abroad, have chips on their shoulders when it comes to white America, just watch "Declarations of War." Funniest thing on television by far.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Anti-Depressant Depressant

Prozac and other anti-depressant drugs have been proven to be linked to violent outbursts. This is not to say, that the following people didn't have real problems fed by social forces beyond their control, yet it is safe to say, that Prozac along with other mood drugs push people over the edge. This is another example of profit over people as the drug companies continue to push their poison on the public.

Here is the blood drenched history of anti-depressants.


LONDON (CBS.MW) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reviewing internal Eli Lilly documents that suggest the antidepressant Prozac may be linked to violent behavior, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, quoting a U.K. medical journal.


1. On May 25, 1997 18-year-old Jeremy Strohmeyer raped and murdered a 7-year-old African American girl in Las Vegas, Nevada. Strohmeyer had been diagnosed with ADD and prescribed Dexedrine, a Ritalin-like drug, immediately prior to the killing.

2. On October 1, 1997, in Pearl Mississippi, 16-year-old Luke Woodham stabbed his mother, 50-year-old Mary Woodham, to death and then went to his high school where he shot nine people, killing two teenage girls and wounding seven others. Published reports say he was on Prozac.

3. Exactly two months later on Dec 1, 1997, Michael Carneal, a 14-year-old, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded, one of whom was paralyzed. Carneal was reportedly on Ritalin.

4. Then in February 1998, in Huntsville, Alabama, Jeffery Franklin, 17, on Ritalin went psychotic, chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.

5. On March 24, 1998 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, 11-year-old Andrew Golden and 14-year-old Mitchell Johnson shot 15 people killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others. According to one report, the boys were believed to be on Ritalin.

6. Two months later another grisly school massacre occurred. On May 21, 1998 15-year-old Kip Kinkel of Springfield, Oregon murdered his parents and proceeded to his high school where he went on a rampage killing two students and wounding 22 others. Kinkel had been prescribed both Prozac and Ritalin.

7. On April 16, 1999, 15-year-old Shawn Cooper of Notus, Idaho took a 12-gauge shot gun to school and started firing, injuring one student and holding the school hostage for about 20 minutes. Terrified students ran for their lives, some barricading themselves in classrooms. Cooper had been taking Ritalin when he fired the shotgun's rounds.

8. Eighteen-year-old Eric Harris killed 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School before killing himself. Harris was on one of the SSRI anti-depressants called Luvox.

9. A month later to the day, on May 20, 1999 T.J. Solomon, a 15-year-old high school student in Conyers, Georgia, on Ritalin(r), opened fire on and wounded six of his classmates. Thankfully, none were killed.

10. Fourteen-year-old Rod Mathews who had been prescribed Ritalin(r) since the third grade beat a classmate to death with a bat.

11. Nineteen-year-old James Wilson, who had been on psychiatric drugs for 5 years, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school in Breenwood, South Carolina, killing two young girls and wounding seven other children and two teachers.


According to national news reports in January 1999, ten days after Ryan Ehlis, a college student in Bismark, North Dakota, began taking Adderall to control his attention deficit disorder and to help him with his college studies, he slipped into a psychotic fog and killed his infant daughter. He said God told him to do it. The courts found him innocent after testimony by a psychiatrist and by the manufacturer of the drug that the "psychotic state" was a very rare side effect of Adderall use.


The list includes: 15-year-old Kip Kinkle withdrawing from Prozac when he shot 22 classmates, killing two, after murdering his mother and stepfather at his home in Springfield, Oregon; 14-year-old Elizabeth Bush on Prozac when she blasted away at fellow students in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, wounding one; 18-year-old Jason Hoffman on Effexor and Celexa when he opened fire at his California high school wounding five; 15-year-old Shawn Cooper on a mix of antidepressants when he shot students in Idaho; 15-year-old T.J. Solomon, also on a mix of antidepressants when he aimed his shotgun at classmates in Conyers, Georgia, wounding six; and 17-year-old Eric Harris on Luvox when he and partner, Dylan Klebold, killed 12 classmates and a teacher in the bloodiest school massacre yet, Columbine.


It is one of a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). Other SSRIs are Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. Prozac is the most commonly prescribed anti-depressant in the United States.


Before going on a wild shooting spree at his Springfield Oregon high school that left 2 dead and 22 injured, Kip Kinkel had been attending anger control classes and was taking a prescription drug called Prozac. This particular drug has factored in almost all wild shooting sprees which have taken place in the last ten years. Eli Lilly of Indianapolis, Indiana was recently sued over the homicidal tendencies this drug is alleged to induce in patients. Prozac is commonly given to youth as a treatment for depression.


What led a 15 year-old Oregon boy to kill his parents and two classmates, and shoot and injure 25 others?


Seven million government-mandated and government-approved drug addicts walk into schools located in officially declared "drug free zones." They are the children of America who have been diagnosed by teachers and counselors as victims of Attention Deficit or hyperactivity disorders and required, often against their parent's objections, to take mind-altering drugs such as Ritalin and Prozac.