+ Spooks + their unwitting accomplices

postings Made on April 9th
stop media censorship - face behind the mask

nmapthisekes | 12.04.2005 20:57 Stop uk indymedia censorship of 911 | unknown

Operation Gladio

mr magoo | 09-04-2005 17:14 | Oxford

IMC UK Approves Gagging Orders

Navinda Shalla | 09-04-2005 17:04


Ian | 09-04-2005 16:46 | Oxford

Once Lucky

cleaves | 09-04-2005 16:45 | Leeds Bradford | Liverpool

please, explain

imc | 09-04-2005 16:01 | London


jesus | 09-04-2005 14:50

Blown off fireproofing' the origin of the 9/11 mysterious 'melt down'?

Henk Ruyssenaars by proxy | 09-04-2005 14:45

Ford Funds Indymedia

edwe | 09-04-2005 14:44


decas | 09-04-2005 14:36


dssa | 09-04-2005 14:33

Gladio -

Pam s | 09-04-2005 14:32


cewc | 09-04-2005 14:30


erc | 09-04-2005 14:28


erc | 09-04-2005 14:26

church & state

rick widda silen P | 09-04-2005 13:43

indymedia... leave the posts alone

zArk | 09-04-2005 13:09 | Manchester

says it all

artist | 09-04-2005 13:03

we love you indymedia, editorial guidelines need revising...

major lee d humanized | 09-04-2005 13:01

IMC UK Approves Gagging Orders

Navinda Shalla | 09-04-2005 12:53

Mr Blair is a great leader: Indymedia spokesperson

Zak Every | 09-04-2005 12:49

IMC UK Approves Gagging Orders

Navinda Shalla | 09-04-2005 12:30

Truth vs Indymedia

Fredo | 09-04-2005 12:30 | London | Manchester


MAJOR LEE D HUMAIZED | 09-04-2005 12:28

Forget Tyranny - here's a Royal Wedding (nearly)

Lady Penelope | 09-04-2005 11:52 | London | Sheffield

Forget Tyranny - here's a Royal Wedding (nearly)

Lady Penelope | 09-04-2005 11:45 | London | Sheffield

Stop the War

Nim Chimpsky | 09-04-2005 11:32 | London | Oxford

Prozac Politics

Vlad the Inhaler | 09-04-2005 11:29 | London | Oxford

The General Election - the new Celebrity Big Brother

Davina | 09-04-2005 11:24 | London | Scotland

Just Gimme Some Truth!

John Lenin | 09-04-2005 11:18 | London | Manchester

Ali versus Chomsky

Jelloul | 09-04-2005 11:17 | World


Victor | 09-04-2005 11:06

I'm the only gay in the village!

Arthur | 09-04-2005 11:01 | London | Oxford

master of puppets

metal mickey | 09-04-2005 10:54

indymedia is not the enemy,

major lee d humanized | 09-04-2005 10:43

The Truth about 9/11

Fredo | 09-04-2005 10:43 | London | Oxford

media - controlled as a global conspiracy

drovit likka stollit | 09-04-2005 10:37

And here is the news...

Ron Jonson | 09-04-2005 10:23 | London | Manchester

Globalisation Action

Zoros | 09-04-2005 10:16 | Cambridge | London


unpure & proud | 09-04-2005 10:14

Let's have some truth!

Kirsty Walker | 09-04-2005 10:12 | Manchester | Oxford

Stay calm...

The Actor's voice of Gerry Adams | 09-04-2005 10:07 | London | Manchester

pedophilia, mythmaking and conspiracy namecalling, a global conspiracy

major lee d humanized | 09-04-2005 10:01

Nouvelles sans frontieres

Gericault | 09-04-2005 09:59 | London | Manchester


LEGION | 09-04-2005 09:52

Globalisation Terrorist Alert

placebo | 09-04-2005 09:50 | London | Oxford

Latest on Globalisation

Parker | 09-04-2005 09:41 | London | Oxford

Latest on Globalisation

Parker | 09-04-2005 09:40 | London | Oxford

What's it all about?

Cilla | 09-04-2005 09:36 | London | Manchester

On Saturday 9th April - the entire day was devoted to posting pictures and comments decrying IMCUK's over zealous editorial policy

...I sometimes wish i hadn't bothered, but it has opened my eyes to the ways in which left / progressive / alternative media is infiltrated, steered & controlled...

Truth Activists Cripple Indymedia UK

by Flamesong

At 09.36 on the morning of Saturday 9th April 2005 Truth Activists raided the newswire of Indymedia UK (IMCUK) and overwhelmed it with articles and graphics demanding that Indymedia UK cease its ongoing censorship policy. The group, [legion] is the front line of a growing discontent at IMCUK's refusal to give space to such issues at September 11th, The Bilderberg Group and Freemasonry.

By the time Indymedia UK had been alerted to the action and managed to prevent them posting to the newswire at 17.04 only four non-[legion] articles had been published, three pages of newswire articles had been posted which can be seen here:




Confidential correspondence, leaked to [legion] by an Indymedia UK insider, revealed that the IMCUK administrators struggled to take control of the stuation and that certain administrators showed signs of panic. This inside source also revealed that the long denied policy of IP address bans is practiced by Indymedia UK and that it was implemented as the only means of dealing with the activists. Records also suggest that IP logs may be kept though this cannot currently be proven.

Once the IMC admininistrators had implimented the denied IP address ban on the activists they took the protest to IMC sites around the world including several US sites, Argentina, Brasil, Italy, South Africa and several sites in Australia and the International IMC site. Postings were also made on the Netherlands site but inside information suggests that a certain IMCNL administrator was complicit in the UK firefight.

When asked about Indymedia UK speculation that further actions are likely a [legion] activist refused to comment. The activist stated that the action was not against Indymedia as an organisation, merely their peculiar relationship with the truth stating that whilst they continued to deny certainties which have been proven how could they be trusted with delivering the truth. The activist also pointed out that Indymedia administrators immediately blamed Tony Gosling, who has been a target for intimidation for some time, for the action but stated categorically that Tony Gosling had not been involved and that he had actually stated beforehand that he thought less direct tactics were favourable.

The activist also questioned why, when IMCs in the US had specific sections for it, any article which speculated that the official truth about September 11th might be a lie was invariably censored and would be ridiculed by IMCUK administrators and trolls alike. They questioned how this could be reconciled with the US position on 9/11 and how newly formed 9/11 Truth Groups in the UK ought to receive the recognition that they do in the US instead of being dismissed as mere 'conspiracy theorists' in the time honoured means of winning an argument without any evidence.

Curiously, perhaps as a sop to the protestors, but more likely as a gesture to international observers, one article regarding September 11th remains on the newswire - however, it ought to be pointed out that virtually identical articles by the same author have all been hidden in the past and this has all the hallmarks of an act of cosmetic damage control and evokes memories of the Farnborough DSEi articles which appeared, disappeared and reappered in a very suspiscious manner and resulted in an action which nobody attended - see here(bottom of the page) - the visibity of this article makes the eyes water and it is currenltly visible although it was not until long after the action failed to materialise. It is evident from the comments (unless they have been deleted - if so the article can be seen archived here) that the article had been censored.

As a footnote to this action it should be pointed out that despite statements to Indymedia UK, one of their administrators, known as 'poon', followed up [legion] statements on IMCs around the world blaming Tony Gosling and making libelous statements about him which cannot be published for legal reasons.

Further statements have been made via the IMCUK process lists which have been totally ignored. This demonstrates two things. The process list mechanism is not tailored for the use of non-IMC administrators. And that attemting to communicate by means of them is almost certainly a waste of time.

- flamesong

IMC UK Approves Gagging Orders

Navinda Shalla 09 Apr 2005 16:07 GMT

It has come to light that in a draconian new move the editorial team at Indymedia UK have approved the use of gagging orders on a number of well known british activists by banning their IP numbers and email addresses from accessing the Indymedia UK site newswire and lists.

This decision follows a series of incidents whereby posts to the newswire have been hidden from public view despite the fact that they in no way contradicted the editorial guidelines laid down by UK IMC's editorial team.

It's unclear at present whether the decision has been taken due to the editorial teams' bias in censoring any postings that are not in sympathy with their own personal opinions, or whether in fact outside agents are at work within IMC UK. It seems that the "alternative" news media furnished by the Indymedia UK collective is now subject to heavy censorship and that certain individuals are being singled out in a disgraceful and unforgivable witch hunt.

[article.homepage.prefix]: http://italy.indymedia.org/news/2005/04/769537.php

US INDYMEDIA POSTING - IMC UK Approves Gagging Orders

..and so..it seems it is the case that IMCUK have a policy of hiding articles that have themes of 9-11, free-masonry, secret gov agenda, global elites, supressed techonology,

gotta make you wonder why, doesn't it?

steering the opposition...ANY opposition... LEFT V RIGHT IS A SHELL GAME

Question, if you attack 'the left' 'the right'?

NOTE: because i am looking into INDYMEDIA
& its funding,
some of the information herein, will probably have a right wing bias...it might be just as untrue as those who wish to smear the right
does that automatically make this webmaster 'right wing'?

I am not interested in being anything that fits those boxes...

click to see big graphic

``Equally important is CFR's influence in the mass media .... They control or own major newspapers, magazines, radio and television networks ...'' -Admiral Chester Ward (CFR and USN, Retired)

Equally important is CFR's influence in the mass media. Out of its 1,551 members, 60 were listed in official CFR reports as engaged in "journalism." An additional 61 were listed in -communications management," a highly descriptive title, because CFR members do indeed"manage" mass communications media, especially the influential segments. They control or own major newspapers, magazines, radio and television networks, and they control the most powerful companies in the book publishing business.


Today it might be argued that television has superseded the newspaper as the primary creator of public opinion. Naturally, the Rockefellers have reached for control of the tube. William S. Paley, chairman of the board of CBS, is a CFR member as well as a trustee of the Ford Foundation. CBS has over 200 TV and 255 radio affiliates nationwide. CBS's president, Arthur Taylor, and Michael O'Neill of CBS publications are both members of the CFR. The former president of CBS was Dr. Frank Stanton (CFR), who is also a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Institution. CBS directors who are CFR members include Roswell Gilpatrick, Courtney Brown, Henry Schacht, and William Burden. CBS (sometimes referred to as the Conspiracy Brainwashing System) newsmen who are CFR members include Charles C. Collingwood , Richard C. Hottelet, Marvin Kalb, Larry LeSueur, and Daniel Schorr.* The Rockefeller Mediacracy by Gary Allen

Is it not a possibility that the same mechanisms have been implemented on the Internet?

Dancing with the devil? The Ford Foundation.

[extract frrom e-mail sent by Sheri [Imc-sydney] [Imc-finance]

Ford & Indymedia (part 2) - many questions for us as a network (fwd)

andy imc-sydney at lists.cat.org.au

Sun, 15 Sep 2002 13:32:14 +1000 (EST)

while the simple goal of the grant to ford was to fund regional indymedia face to face gatherings (without any strings or conditions), the deeper long term goal of even having these meetings is to build network solidarity and to strengthen our connections are a network. becky from ford has basically given us a yes to funding a 2 year travel fund to be used at our discretion for $50,000 to be funnelled through urbana imc.

after learning more about the concerns raised by our brothers and sisters in argentina about the ford foundation's role in their country (not only in the far past in support of the dictatorship, but also more recent history), it is clear that taking funds from the ford foundation would not achieve our goal of building network solidarity and thus we must question this decision and choice.

this is critical. balancing the decentralized nature of the network and local working group/local imc autonomy with the greater network is always going to be a dance, sometimes delicate, sometimes confusing, sometimes a challenge.

so while for many people, taking funds from this foundation and using them to do exactly what we want and to help us fund meetings across the network is not a problem, it is for imc-argentina and others. what is at stake? - source


Officially the IMC states - rather unctuously - that it is "a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth. We work out of a love and inspiration for people who continue to work for a better world, despite corporate media's distortions and unwillingness to cover the efforts to free humanity. "

However, as one source who attended an IMC meeting in Seattle told me by email, "Indymedia is funneling money from foundations like Soros and Ford to be used in their campaigns against democracy, capitalism, and the US government. They are receiving donations from organizations like Mercy Corps. … .money …initially donated by Nike and Microsoft for charity in Africa, (which IMC Brazil) will use for (its own) purposes, without their consent.'… One IMC activist said, 'These companies are either too stupid, or we are not yet considered a big threat to world capitalism!"

The Radical Left's "Cyber-Grapevine" By Michael P. Tremoglie FrontPageMagazine.com [which is run by David Horowitz]

Rob Glaser - CEO of REALMedia

"Just received word that the Glaser grant is as follows: $25,000 to be used over TWO years." - Jan 2002 -IMC

Realnetworks - Rob Glaser - Just a nice guy or re-buffering indymedia?

The Glaser Progress Foundation is inspired by the belief that the start of 21st Century creates a unique opportunity to rethink what Progress means and how we ought to measure it. Will future generations look back and decide we made genuine Progress? What gauges will they use to judge us?

Based on the interests of its founder and managing board, the Foundation has chosen to create strategic initiatives in four program areas: how we measure progress; how we address the global HIV/AIDS pandemic; how we ensure diversity of voices in our media; and how we treat animals.

The Foundation was founded, endowed and is led by Rob Glaser, CEO of RealNetworks and chairman of Air America radio. Since its creation in 1993, the Glaser Progress Foundation has distributed over 17 million dollars for philanthropic purposes. The Foundation is located in Seattle with a staff of three: Executive Director Martin Collier, Program Officer Mitchell Fox, and Operations Director Leslie McDonald.

Although the Foundation accepts unsolicited applications, applicants should keep in mind that the Foundation's overriding focus is on internally-developed long-term and leveraged strategic initiatives.



Strengthen democracy by making independent voices heard.

Description In his book The Media Monopoly Ben Bagdikian writes, "The object of reform is not to silence voices but to multiply them, not to foreclose ideas but to awaken them." Without a strong and diverse community of independent voices, we cannot build a global democracy much less protect our own. The goal of the independent media community is not to comfort or sell but to inspire and mobilize. It will not bring you Monica, Elián, O.J., Princess Di, or JonBenet. But it will confront you with the faces of war, disease, poverty, racism, environmental devastation and abuse of power. Its limited resources, fear of repression and censorship, and desire to touch and interact with a global audience make the Internet its medium of choice. Its greatest threat is commercialism and its greatest frustration is the so-called digital divide. It currently serves what Howard Zinn calls the "unreported resistance," the "permanent adversarial culture" - but its real ambition is to give voice to the world's silent majority. -- glaserfoundation.org

Interesting - Rob Glaser is chairman of AIR AMERICA

articles on 'left gatekeepers'

updated articles on 'left gatekeepers'

A QUICK LOOK: The Untold Story of How Dems Used Karl Rove to Woo George Soros and His Million$ [sorry it's a book ad!!! still relevant]

Free speech TV a similar deal?

RealMedia = SPYWARE

Realnetworks Products - Realnetworks practically invented spyware. They were sued for their privacy violations. They were sued again. Their spying drew the attention of the FTC. By now, the activities of RealDownload are well-known, as are those of RealJukebox. Would you trust a company with this record? source

The Spyware encyclopedia notes that:


Category Tracking Cookie : Any cookie that is shared among two or more web pages for the purpose of tracking a user's surfing history.

24/7 Real Media, a pioneer in interactive marketing and technology, targets and delivers audiences for publishers and marketers. Our customers generate increased revenue and profits through media and search services, coupled with one seamless platform of serving, targeting, tracking and analytics technologies. Whether you're a publisher or a marketer, we strive to offer valuable audiences and innovative technology solutions designed to maximize revenue opportunities and increase advertising operations efficiency. Our relevant and practical marketing and technology solutions are designed to meet your individual business needs. For every one of our valued clients, we engage in a sustainable, long-lasting relationship through a continual open dialogue, proactive needs-based servicing and support that consistently exceeds expectations

In the past three months, we have received reports of RealMedia.com in:

United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, pestpatrol.com

Would you trust a company CEO with this product and such underhand tactics to invest in Indymedia without some major concessions being made?

George Soros

Soros, George (sôr'ōs) , 1930–, American stock trader and philanthropist, b. Budapest, Hungary, as George Schwartz. He studied under Sir Karl Popper at the London School of Economics (grad. 1952). He emigrated from Hungary to Great Britain (1947) and then to the United States (1956). Soros mostly worked as a financial analyst, and in 1969 he founded the first of his offshore hedge funds. His Quantum funds grew in value tremendously, partly through speculation in foreign currency. He earned (1992) $1 billion on the fall of the British pound and notoriety as “the man who broke the Bank of England.” In the late 1990s, financial analysts and government officials charged that this speculation had helped destabilize Asian and Latin American national economies. His reputation for financial acumen was tarnished somewhat, however, when the value of the funds fell 20% in early 2000.

As president of the Soros Management Fund, he has used his wealth to create a network of wealthy foundations, many of which are intended to aid former Communist countries in creating the kind of anti-Marxist “open society” advocated by Popper. Others fund health initiatives and aid immigrants in the United States. He also established (1991) the Central European Univ., based in Budapest. In the United States, he has funded political campaigns, most notably by organizations opposed to President George W. Bush. Soros has written several books, including Opening the Soviet System (1990; rev. ed. 1991), The Alchemy of Finance (1994), The Crisis of Global Capitalism (1998), Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism (2000), and The Bubble of American Supremacy: Correcting the Misuse of American Power (2003).answers.com

Ted Turner confirms Russian television network buy

April 4, 2001 Turner Ventures International, an investment vehicle formed by CNN Founder Ted Turner, confirmed it has reached an agreement with Vladimir Guzinsky, the owner of Russia's only independent television network, to buy a share of NTV.

Pending the successful negotiation of a similar contract with Gazprom and Gazprom-Media, which took over NTV on April 2, the agreement would ensure the future of the Russian television networks NTV, TNT and NTV+ as free and independent media companies, Turner Ventures said.

"While we are disappointed with the recent disruptive developments regarding NTV, we look forward with enthusiasm to finalizing an agreement with Gazprom and Gazprom-Media that will ensure the ongoing independence of NTV," Turner said in a written statement. "In earlier negotiations with Gazprom, we both agreed that no one party should have control of NTV and we are pursuing that course. Our goal is to secure the financial underpinnings of the company and establish a mechanism for growing the business in order to strengthen NTV's prominence and scope throughout Russia."

The Washington Post reported Turner and an investor group that includes international financier George Soros signed a $225 million deal on Tuesday to buy out Gusinsky.bizjournals.com

"Soros speculates on the world's financial markets via his secret off-shore company,

"Quantum Fund NV", a private "investment fund" that handles a portfolio of 4 to 7 Billion US$ for several "clients". The Quantum Fund is registered in the tax haven of the Netherland Antilles in the Caribbean. In order to evade control of his financial activities by the U.S. administration not a single U.S. citizen sits on the board of Quantum. It's directors are a curious mixture of Swiss and Italian financiers...

Soros has been identified as a front man of the Anglo-French Rothschild banking group. Understandably neither he nor the Rothschilds want this important fact to be public, so the tight links to his friends in the London "City", in the British foreign ministry, in the state of Israel and to his mighty friends in the American establishment would stay concealed."

Among the members of the board of the Quantum Fund is one Richard Katz. He is, at the same time, head of the "Rothschild Italia S.p.A." in Milan and is also on the board of the commercial bank "N.M. Rothschild and Sons" in London. Another member of the board is Nils O. Taube. He is a partner in the London investment group "St. James Place Capital" which counts Lord Rothschild among it's main partners. A frequent partner of Soros in several of his speculations --especially in the driving up of the gold quotation-- is Sir James Goldsmith, a relative of the Rothschilds dynasty. On the board of Quantum we also find some heads of some highly "discreet" Swiss private banks (who help the syndicates of organized crime--weapons and drugs--to launder their money).

Then there is Edgar D. de Picciotto, head of the Geneva private bank "CBITDB Union Bancaire Privee", a main player on the gold and investment markets, Isidoro Albertini, head of the Milan stockbroking company "Albertini and Co.", Beat Notz of the private bank "Banque Worms" at Geneva, Alberto Foglia, head of the Banca del Ceresio" at Lugano. In the course of the recent political corruption scandals in Italy it was found that several Italian politicians kept their money at the "Banca del Ceresio". Apparently Soros had more than just insider knowledge about the weal points in Italian politics when he attacked the lira in Sept. 1994. - William Engdahl

At the beginning of 1990 Soros --in cooperation with the IMF--in what was then still Yugoslavia put down the gauntlet for what then escalated into a war. Soros is also a friend of the then secretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger

Investments in Lockheed and Boeing...

In his 1990 book The New Money Masters, John Train has a chapter entitled "George Soros: Global Speculator" in which he indicated how Soros obtained his surplus wealth:

"Soros...has always had partners on the management side, such as Jim Rogers...In 1969, aged 39, he [Soros] ...joined with Jim Rogers to found Quantum Fund... "It is not registered with the SEC...so the shareholders are foreigners, mostly Europeans...It engages in multidirectional international speculation in commodities, stock, and bonds...Thanks to Rogers, the fund was one of the first to recognize the investment merits of defense stocks."

According to The New Money Masters book, Soros's business partner in the 1970s and early 1980s, Jim Rogers, "became the largest outside shareholder of Lockheed in 1974."

As of 1989, the portfolio of Soros Fund Management Equity Holdings included $27 million worth of Boeing stock, $106 million worth of RJR Nabisco tobacco company stock, $3.5 million worth of Lockheed stock, $2.2 million worth of CBS stock, $2.3 million of Time Inc. stock, $12.8 million worth of Warner Communications stock and $6.5 million worth of Wal-Mart stock. questionsquestions

Hey! but he could be just investing in the Airline industry...

wait, oh...OK

Investments in the notorious Carlyle Group

The collection of influential characters who now work, have worked, or have invested in the group would make the most convinced conspiracy theorists incredulous. They include among others, John Major, former British Prime Minister; Fidel Ramos, former Philippines President; Park Tae Joon, former South Korean Prime Minister; Saudi Prince Al-Walid; Colin Powell, the present Secretary of State; James Baker III, former Secretary of State; Caspar Weinberger, former Defense Secretary; Richard Darman, former White House Budget Director; the billionaire George Soros, and even some bin Laden family members. You can add Alice Albright, daughter of Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State; Arthur Lewitt, former SEC head; William Kennard, former head of the FCC, to this list. Finally, add in the Europeans: Karl Otto Poehl, former Bundesbank president; the now-deceased Henri Martre, who was president of Aerospatiale; and Etienne Davignon, former president of the Belgian Generale Holding Company. ....

Carlyle emerged from the shadows in spite of itself on September 11, 2001. That day, the group had organized a meeting at Washington's Ritz Carlton Hotel with five hundred of its largest investors. Frank Carlucci and James Baker III played masters of ceremony. George Bush senior made a lightning appearance at the beginning of the day. The presentation was quickly interrupted, but one detail escaped no one. One of the guests wore the name bin Laden on his badge. It was Shafiq bin Laden, one of Osama's many brothers. The American media discovered Carlyle. One journalist, Dan Briody, wrote a book about the group's hidden side, "The Iron Triangle", and takes an interest in the close relations between the Bush clan and the Saudi leadership. Carlyle Empire by Eric Leser

Who are the Paymaster of coups for Global Corporatist hegemony:

The American participants of the American-Ukrainian Advisory Committee (AUAC) sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) included:

Zbigniew Brzezinski (CSIS counselor),
Richard Burt(chairman, International Equity Partners),
Frank Carlucci(chairman, Carlyle Group),
Gen. John Galvin (dean,Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy),
Michael Jordan (chairman and CEO, Westinghouse Electric Corp),
Henry Kissinger Kissinger Associates)
and George Soros (chairman, Soros Foundations).


Bosnia: War-child

It started as a daring and innovative charity that was prepared to give practical help in places where no-one else would go. War Child was set up in 1993 by two friends, David Wilson, a former teacher and art agent, and Bill Leeson, a film maker. The rock musician Brian Eno describes both as "heroic figures" for being brave enough to go to Bosnia when bullets and bombs were flying and ethnic cleansing was at its height. It was launched at the Royal Festival Hall, London, during a three-day event at which the playwright Sir Tom Stoppard, its first patron, gave a reading.

The charity's first big project was a mobile bakery in Bosnia that was feeding 15,000 people a week in east Mostar and frontline villages. guardian

Dutch royal scandal sheds light on former 'Bosnia lobby'

The 'charity' War Child was used a a cover for arms lobbying during the Bosnia war. War Child was always a politically dubious organisation, and was involved in financial scandals before. The current scandal in the Netherlands about the fiancee of Prince Friso - Mabel Wisse Smit - has unexpectedly given an insight into War Child. Mabel was a co-founder of War Child Netherlands, and that is not as admirable as it seems.

The scandal has been misreported outside the Netherlands as a sort of romantic tragedy. Even in the Netherlands, attention concentrated on Mabel's affair with gangster Klaas Bruinsma while she was at university.

But the later period is much more interesting. The truth is that Mabel Wisse Smit was thoroughly involved in the international pro-Bosnia lobby, including its illegal arms lobby activities. She worked at the United Nations in 1993: there was an all-out war in Croatia, and the Bosnian war was starting ...

In the course of her involvement Miss. Wisse Smit has been in close contact with Adnan Kashoggi who was one of the major weapons suppliers to the Bosnian Muslims. Background to her involvement as well her effectiveness is largely due to both her extensive knowledge of the international narcortics scene as the extensive network of relevant contacts she had accumulated during the period of her overt involvement with the Dutch narcotics kingpin Bruisma.

An important aspect are her confirmed relations to the Scientology Cult and namely OSA the Scientology Cult's "intelligence branch" which in turn is operating as an CIA proxy facilitating obscure operations. Scientology in turn is connected with OSI as with Soros, it's founder, and of which Mabel Wisse Smit later became director.

The founders of War Child in Britain, Bill Leeson and David Wilson, must have known what they were doing, when they let Mabel Wisse Smit use their organisation's name and logo. They must have known that the EACPB was a pro-Bosnian group, and that she had links to Sacirbey. But in any case, War Child was funded from the start by the British government: it was never a neutral aid organisation, and they would not have got funding if they did not serve British policy. - indymedia.org

Soros makes no bones about the interventionist nature of his role in Ukraine. At one point, he remarked, jocularly, "If this isn't meddling in the affairs of a foreign nation, I don't know what is!"
Connie Bruck

Ukraines Orange Revolution

Orange-clad supporters of Viktor Yushchenko gather in Independence Square in Kiev.

Ukraine's "Orange Revolution" of 2004-2005 was a series of protests and political events that took place throughout the country in response to allegations of massive corruption, voter intimidation and direct electoral fraud during Ukraine's Presidential Run-off Election of November 21, 2004, as reported by numerous domestic and foreign observers. The November 21, 2004 run-off was mandated by Ukrainian law because, according to the official results of the presidential election held on October 31, 2004, no candidate carried the absolute majority of the vote cast (50 % plus 1 vote), a case where a run-off between two top candidates with the highest number of votes was specifically required by the law. The winner of the run-off was to become the country's third president since its 1991 independence following the demise of the Soviet Union.

Orange ribbon, a symbol of solidarity with Yushchenko's movement in Ukraine

Orange was adopted by the protesters as the official color of the movement because it was the predominant color in opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko's election campaign during his run for president. The symbol of solidarity with Yushchenko's movement in Ukraine is an orange ribbon or a flag bearing his "Tak! (Yes!) Yushchenko!" slogan.

Sometimes called the Chestnut Revolution due to the abundance of chestnut trees in Kiev — the capital city of Ukraine and center of the revolution where a large 24-hour tent city was set up by Yushchenko supporters —the action was highlighted by a series of nationwide protests, sit-ins, and planned general strikes, organized by supporters of opposition candidate Yushchenko following the disputed results of the November 21 run-off election.

Due in large part to the movement's efforts, the results of the original run-off were annulled and a second run-off election was ordered by Ukraine's Supreme Court for December 26, 2004. Under intense international scrutiny, the official results of the second run-off proved to be virtually problem-free, legally valid and clearly in Yuschenko's favor. He was declared the official winner and with his inauguration on January 23, 2005 in Kiev, the Orange Revolution reached its successful and peaceful conclusion. - Wikipedia

Ex-minister found dead hours before questioning

A leading Ukrainian politician was found dead at his home today, hours before he was due to be questioned about his part in ordering the murder of an investigative journalist.

Yuriy Kravchenko was Ukraine's Interior Minister in 2000, at the time that reporter Georgiy Gongadze was abducted, decapitated and his headless body buried in the woods near Kiev. His head has never been found.

Today Mr Kravchenko was due to answer questions about a secretly taped conversation about Mr Gongadze, in which the then Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma is heard ordering ordering Mr Kravchenko to "drive him out, throw (him) out, give him to the Chechens". The tape was made by Mr Kuchma's bodyguard.

Rather than face the shame of a trial, Mr Kravchenko appears to have taken the easy way out of killing himself. An official report says that his death was suicide.

The implications of the Gongadze murder have shaken the foundations of the Ukraine, and led directly to the Orange Revolution in December in which reformers seized power in the ex-Soviet republic. - Times Online

Ukranian "Suicide" Politician Was Shot Twice -Novosti

Russian News Agency Questions Ukranian Politicians "Suicide"

"KIEV, March 4 (RIA Novosti) - According to unofficial information, two bullet wounds have been discovered on the body of Yuri Kravchenko, the former interior minister of Ukraine, who was found dead at his country house today, Channel Five of the Ukrainian television reports.

The former Ukrainian minister was found dead at his country house outside Kiev on Friday. According to initial reports, he had committed suicide. On Friday, Mr. Kravchenko was to come to the Prosecutor General's Office to testify on the case of Georgy Gongadze, a murdered journalist.

At the same time, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko does not rule it out that the murder of Yuri Kravchenko was an attempt to 'close' the case of Georgy Gongadze. The prime minister believes that 'if Gen. Kravchenko had shot himself, it confirms that he must have been connected with 'the Gongadze case.' " Times Online

Soros refutes hand in Georgian revolution:

"Everything in Georgia was done by its people, not by me. I had nothing to do with it," he told reporters later Wednesday.

Soros also met with President Leonid Kuchma to discuss Ukraine's plans to boost its ties with the European Union...


Georgias train & equip program [DOD CIA]

Yeah, let the people decide, George....Let the people decide.


In December 2002 there apparently was some debate among U.S. indymedia activists over whether to seek funding from Billionaire Speculator George Soros's Open Society Institute, after one of the indymedia center's drew up the following proposal to seek Soros funding for a "Tactical Media Fund" leftgatekeepers

more Soros Funding

George Soros is CEO of Indymedia.org?

George Soros is CIA of Indymedia.org?


Mountain View, CA - February 18, 1997 - Sun Microsystems today announced it has signed a three-year contract with George Soros' Open Society Institute (OSI) to provide Ultra�?? Enterprise�?? servers to help connect 32 Russian universities to the Internet. The universities, located in the provinces of the country, are all part of the Russian University Internet Center (UIC) initiative begun by OSI in 1996.

In addition, Sun�?? servers may also be purchased by foundations and other entities of the Soros network in 29 other countries, including the Czech Republic, Haiti, Hungary, South Africa, and F.R.Yugoslavia, as part of OSI's Regional Internet Program.

Within the Russian UIC, three centers, located at Yaroslavl State University, Novosibirsk State University and Dalnevostochny State University (Vladivostok) have already opened with an additional 10 planned to open in 1997. - sun.com

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision, 'The Network Is The Computer,' has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc.

[my note: yeah, especailly for the CIA, eh Mr Soros]

FBI seizes IMC servers

Thursday October 14, 2004 - It is a story with components that would have most conspiracy theorists running for the nearest tinfoil hat shop: a radical media organisation, the FBI and an apparently anonymous foreign government.

Last week, Rackspace, a hosting company with headquarters in Texas, handed two of its London-based web servers to the FBI after a subpoena for their contents was issued by a US district court. The servers contained material belonging to the Independent Media Centre - better known as Indymedia - a conglomeration of global radical anti-globalisation sites produced by ordinary citizens. Indymedia claims it was not informed of the decision to seize its content, nor has it been told the reasons, despite the fact that 20 sites and more than 1m pieces of content were affected.

The FBI has said it was acting on behalf of a foreign government, though for the American subpoena to have power in the UK, it would need approval from either the British courts or the home secretary. Such agreements would usually be made over investigations into terrorism, though nobody involved has been able to confirm this.

Rackspace said it is complying with a court order "which establishes procedures for countries to assist each other in investigations such as international terrorism, kidnapping and money laundering". Clearly, such serious allegations against any media organisation - even one produced by amateurs - could be devastating.

"The site crashed last Thursday at 4pm," says one Indymedia UK volunteer who asked to remain anonymous. "Since then, the only official communication we've had was from Rackspace, but they would only say they couldn't tell us what was going on. No one at the FBI has talked to us about this, and we have not been told anything." The Guardian

"Indymedia Servers Mysteriously Reappear, But Questions Remain

Rackspace Managed Hosting, the San Antonio-based company that manages two Indymedia servers seized by the US government [...] said [..] that the servers have been returned and are now available to go back online. Immediate access to the servers, which host Indymedia's Internet radio station and more than 20 Indymedia websites, will be delayed so that the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) can ensure that the servers are secure and take steps to preserve evidence for future legal action.

Now that the servers have been returned, the question still remains: who took them, and under what authority? Citing a gag order, Rackspace would not comment on what had happened both in the original seizure of the servers or their return. All that is known at this point is that the subpoena that resulted in the seizure was issued at the request of a foreign government, most likely with the assistance of the United States Attorney's Office in San Antonio. Although initial reports suggested that the FBI had taken the servers, the FBI has now denied any involvement..."theregular.org

some of the work coming from Philathropic funding has been outstanding... But wouldn't it be nice to see a philanthropist who doesn't invest in military industrial complex and fund coups? why should we trust bigger projects like Michael Moores Farenhiet 911...if we continue to see that big money is coming from dodgy deals?

Is philanthropy a business?

Has "corporate philanthropy" become an oxymoron like "peace-keeping missiles" or "declining revenue growth"? As companies cash in on the benefits of nonprofit partnerships, business owners and nonprofits wonder where to draw the line between sponsorship and philanthropy.

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Am I a Terrorist Mr Bush?

cw | 16.03.2006 16:21 | Globalisation

Am I a Terrorist Mr Bush?

Am I a terrorist Imdymedia UK?

reconcile yourself with this:

national security strategy excerpt: http://www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/nss/2006/intro.html

"My Fellow Americans, America is at war. This is a wartime national security strategy required by the grave challenge we face - the rise of terrorism fueled by an aggressive ideology of hatred and murder, fully revealed to the American people on September 11, 2001. This strategy reflects our most solemn obligation: to protect the security of the American people."

excerpts: from part III: http://www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/nss/2006/sectionIII.html

"To wage this battle of ideas effectively, we must be clear-eyed about what does and does not give rise to terrorism "

"The terrorism we confront today springs from:

Sub-cultures of conspiracy and misinformation. Terrorists recruit more effectively from populations whose information about the world is contaminated by falsehoods and corrupted by conspiracy theories. The distortions keep alive grievances and filter out facts that would challenge popular prejudices and self-serving propaganda. "


it gets much more sinister: a definition of democracy? or a plan for a global corporate market state???


"Defeating terrorism in the long run requires that each of these factors be addressed. The genius of democracy is that it provides a counter to each. In place of alienation, democracy offers an ownership stake in society, a chance to shape one's own future.

In place of festering grievances, democracy offers the rule of law, the peaceful resolution of disputes, and the habits of advancing interests through compromise.

In place of a culture of conspiracy and misinformation, democracy offers freedom of speech, independent media, and the marketplace of ideas, which can expose and discredit falsehoods, prejudices, and dishonest propaganda.

In place of an ideology that justifies murder, democracy offers a respect for human dignity that abhors the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians. "


my note: Iraqis say US raid on home killed 11 family members


after using Sept 11th in opening this document - the London Bombs are then used to justify


"Democracies are not immune to terrorism. In some democracies, some ethnic or religious groups are unable or unwilling to grasp the benefits of freedom otherwise available in the society. Such groups can evidence the same alienation and despair that the transnational terrorists exploit in undemocratic states. This accounts for the emergence in democratic societies of homegrown terrorists such as were responsible for the bombings in London in July 2005 and for the violence in some other nations. Even in these cases, the long-term solution remains deepening the reach of democracy so that all citizens enjoy its benefits. "


pre emptive National security doctrine


BBC: US backs first-strike attack plan



The US will not shy away from attacking regimes it considers hostile, or groups it believes have nuclear or chemical weapons, the White House has confirmed. In the first restatement of national security strategy since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the US singles out Iran as the greatest single current danger. The new policy backs the policy of pre-emptive war first issued in 2002, and criticised since the Iraq war. But it stresses that the US aims to spread democracy through diplomacy.

The also new document highlights seven "despotic" states: North Korea, Iran, Syria, Cuba, Belarus, Burma and Zimbabwe.

The policy of the US, according to the opening words of the 49-page document, is "to seek and support democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world".

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16.03.2006 18:54

"Terrorists recruit more effectively from populations whose information about the world is contaminated by falsehoods and corrupted by conspiracy theories. The distortions keep alive grievances and filter out facts that would challenge popular prejudices and self-serving propaganda"

Terrorists like those in the criminal Bush/PNAC Regime count on this. It is the founding principle of the Strategy For War Against The American People, which exposes their utter contempt for the average American.

It is the reason they churn out Propaganda that would make Joseph Goebbels blush ...

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