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  • Obama: Cuba’s Revolution, Like America’s, Was a ‘Liberation Movement’

    03/22/2016 5:16:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/22/16 | Tom S. Elliott
    President Obama told the Cuban people this morning the Communist revolution that brought the Castros to power was a “liberation movement,” just like America’s own revolution. ”Here’s my message to the Cuban government and the Cuban people,” Obama said. ”The ideals that are the starting point for every revolution, America’s revolution, Cuba’s revolution, the liberation movements around the world, these ideals find their truest expression, I believe, in democracy.” “Not because American democracy is perfect,” he emphasized, ”but because we’re not, and we like every country need the space that democracy gives us to change. . . . Many suggested
  • (FLAKY FATHER MIKE)Pfleger talks in suburbs about gun violence in city

    06/13/2015 1:49:00 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 20 replies
    Daily Southtown - Chicago ^ | Jun 12, 2015 | Phil Kadner
    The Rev. Michael Pfleger was cheered, booed, heckled and given a standing ovation at St. George Catholic Church in Tinley Park. And that was all in reaction to a speech urging everyone to join together to stop the killing of children on the streets of Chicago and throughout the United States. Makes you wonder what the reaction would have been if his topic had actually been something controversial.. Pfleger always sparks controversy. The priest, who has made his home base of St. Sabina Parish in Chicago a stopping-off point for national political leaders and Hollywood celebrities, has a knack for...
  • Communist Defector Says KGB Created "Liberation Theology"

    05/10/2015 12:25:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    New American ^ | 5/8/15 | Jack Kenny
    A high-ranking communist official who defected to the United States in the 1970s now says the Soviet KGB was behind the tidal wave of “liberation theology” that swept through Catholic countries in Latin America before the opposition of Pope John Paul II effectively ended the movement. Ion Mihai Pacepa, a former three-star general in Romania's Securitate, or secret police, said he first learned of liberation theology during meetings with Nikita Khrushchev and General Aleksandr Sakharovsky, then chief director of the KGB, when Sakharovsky accompanied the Soviet premier on a six-day visit to Romania in October of 1959. “Khrushchev wanted to...
  • Legendary Cartoonist Robert Crumb on the (Charlie Hebdo) Massacre in Paris (ex-pat in France 25 yrs)

    01/13/2015 5:33:26 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 102 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 01/10/15 6:11pm | Celia Farber
    Legendary Cartoonist Robert Crumb on the Massacre in ParisThe ex-pat artist, who has lived in France for 25 years, talks to the Observer about his new cartoon of Muhammed Robert Crumb is considered by many to be the single best cartoonist America has ever produced. The creator of counter culture icons like Fritz the Cat, the Keep On Truckin guy and Mr Natural, Mr. Crumb was inducted into the comic book Hall of Fame in 1991, the same year he moved his family to France, where he has resided ever since. Writer Celia Farber reached him at his home on...
  • Liberation Theology Triumphant as Work of John Paul II & Benedict XVI is Completely Wiped Out."

    09/10/2014 6:08:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    rorate caeli ^ | 9/07/14 | Antonio Socci
    THE “D’ESCOTO CASE” AND THOSE WHO WANT TO WIPE OUT THE WORK DONE BY JOHN PAUL II AND BENEDICT XVI Antonio Socci Libero September 7, 2014 In the era of Bergoglio, the Vatican has practically rehabilitated Liberation Theology, which came into existence in the 1960s and has caused untold disasters, mainly in Latin America, by fostering the Church’s subordination to Marxist thought. Over the past months there have been startling occurrences, such as the “landing” of Gustavo Gutierrez (“the father” of Liberation Theology) in the Vatican itself. A year ago, “L'Osservatore Romano” published large extracts from one of his books...
  • Criticized by Benedict, liberation theology founder gets hero’s welcome at Vatican

    02/26/2014 3:40:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    AP ^ | February 25, 2014 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    The founder of liberation theology, the Latin American-inspired Catholic theology advocating for the poor, received a hero’s welcome Tuesday at the Vatican as the once-criticized movement continues its rehabilitation under Pope Francis. The Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez of Peru was the surprise speaker Tuesday at a book launch featuring the head of the Vatican’s orthodoxy office, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller; one of Francis’ top advisers, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga; and the Vatican spokesman.
  • Ex-Militants Who Admit Killing Cops Seek Parole (Black Liberation Army)

    02/17/2014 1:21:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/17/14
    **SNIP** In their 2012 appearances before parole officials, both men admitted their roles in killing officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones, 33. The officers were shot multiple times after they'd responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a Harlem housing complex on May 21, 1971. Prosecutors said it was a trap set by Bell and Bottom. "I began to see things in a way that I wanted to come clean," Bell said in 2012, according to a transcript. "I wanted to accept that fact that I committed this offense, I wanted to show remorse, but I didn't really...
  • Liberation Theology is back as Pope Francis holds capitalism to account

    01/08/2014 5:21:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 8, 2014 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Liberation Theology is taking over the Vatican a quarter of a century after Jean-Paul II systematically sought to stamp out the "singular heresy" in the radical parishes and dioceses of Latin America, a task carried out with dutiful efficiency by Cardinal Ratzinger at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
  • <B>RAISE A FLAG OF TRUTH AND LIBERATION</B> <I>(15 translations)</I>

    11/25/2013 5:05:56 PM PST · by wtd · 3 replies
    Gates of Vienna blog ^ | November 24, 2013 | Geert Wilders
    RAISE A FLAG OF TRUTH AND LIBERATION on every continent. Geert Wilders is the leader of the PVV (Partij voor de Vrijheid, Party for Freedom) in The Netherlands. In recognition of an important anniversary this month, Mr. Wilders has undertaken an ambitious project, which he explains below. Let us raise a flag of truth and liberation by Geert Wilders Nine years ago this month, in November 2004, policemen wearing bullet proof vests and carrying machine guns picked me up at my home and drove me to a safe place. This happened two days after the filmmaker and Islam-critic Theo van...
  • Home

    11/16/2001 1:21:42 PM PST · by AndrewSshi · 10 replies · 626+ views
    The New Republic ^ | November 15, 2001 | Elizabeth Rubin
    "Hurry hurry hurry. We can destroy the enemy. Advance." "Hit hit hit the Taliban." "Hit him hit him hit him. Fire, fire." "We're arriving in Khalakhan." "Take care about the troops." "The Taliban are surrendering." "Bring them to me." "One hundred of them are coming to you." "El Ham captured a pickup with their weapons." These were the voices on the radio of the Northern Alliance commanders we have been visiting for weeks. Several other journalists and I were standing with some Afghan soldiers on the roof of a command post--a mud house with a tank's turret and gun jutting ...
  • Vatican and liberation theologians battle for the soul of Pontifical University

    05/12/2012 9:44:54 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 2 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 12 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Cardinal accused of wanting to end the pluralism of the academic centre The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, a cradle of Liberation Theology, on Friday released a letter to the Vatican Secretary of state where they reject Cardinal Cipriani as confrontational as a dialogue partner in the process in which they are involved. "The only way to achieve full peace that the University and the Peruvian bishops want is if Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani ceases to be the interlocutor between the hierarchy of the Church and the college authorities", says the rector Marcial Rubio in the letter sent to Cardinal...
  • Vietnam Arrests US Pro-Democracy Activist

    04/29/2012 6:39:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    AP via Newsmax ^ | Sunday, April 29, 2012 1:06 AM
    A Vietnamese-American pro-democracy activist has been arrested and accused of terrorism for allegedly trying to sabotage liberation celebrations commemorating the end of the Vietnam War, state media said Sunday. Nguyen Quoc Quan, 58, of California, was detained April 17 after arriving at the airport in southern Ho Chi Minh City, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported. He is accused of planning to hold protests for Viet Tan, a banned U.S. exile group, during this week's May Day festivities and the April 30 anniversary of the fall of the former U.S.-backed South Vietnamese capital, Saigon, to the northern communists in 1975. Authorities also...
  • 5 Reasons That Shouting "Racism" Doesn't Work Anymore

    03/23/2012 4:53:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 2+ views ^ | March 23, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Because of slavery (Democrats did it), KKK violence (Democrats did it), segregation (Democrats did it), Jim Crow laws (Democrats did it) and other historic abuses heaped on black Americans in our country by the Democratic Party and its supporters, America has been a bit oversensitive about race for the last few decades. Of course, the political party responsible for all of that racism is now the one shouting, "You're a racist," and trying to pit different racial groups against each other. That might seem ironic at first glance, but if you think about it, it's actually par for the...
  • Democracy and capitalism cannot coexist. Why? Democracy is inherently socialistic

    03/05/2012 7:48:50 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 21 replies
    At the Occupy Strategy Session at New York University, all the usual suspects are once again targeting capitalism. This isn't surprising, anybody who digs into the roots of all this 'Occupy' stuff will quickly see that it's all based on progressivism and central planning - with a hint of socialism, a hint of communism, and they have even teamed up with Islamists. But this business about the incompatibility of capitalism and democracy. What makes that true? In 1887, Woodrow Wilson wrote an essay titled "Socialism and Democracy", and in my original entry I wrote an observation about mobs. We've all...
  • "Are you a pacifist?" flier calls for violence

    11/03/2011 5:43:07 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Oakland Liberation Front ^ | Oakland Liberation Front
  • "Palestine! Al Quds! Rid the World of the Jews!"

    08/15/2011 10:27:10 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 8 replies
    Arab Spring: Coming to Free Jerusalem By Ari Bussel Tahrir Square, Egypt. The message this week: Coming to free Jerusalem from the Jews. Finally, not only a free and independent Palestine is awaiting us in September, but also millions are promising to walk onto the tiny Jewish state, from Egypt in the South, Syria in the North East to possibly Lebanon in the North. For the moment, Jordan’s majority of Palestinians is quiet, but that can change without notice. Imagine the Third Intifada: Millions, a virtual sea of people, simply walking toward Israel’s borders. 
There was a practice run recently...
  • CNA Put Nasty Photo Of Patient On Facebook, Officials Say

    07/21/2011 1:40:14 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 24 replies
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 7/21/11 | n/a
    GREENFIELD, Ind. -- A certified nursing assistant faces a voyeurism charge and was fired from her job after she posted a photo of a patient on Facebook, authorities said. Taia Armstrong, 30, was a certified nursing assistant at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Greenfield. Investigators for the Indiana Attorney General's Office said Armstrong took a picture of a paraplegic 51-year-old male patient's buttocks after he had a bowel movement and posted the photo on Facebook in May...
  • Huckabee Rejects Debates Over Obama's Faith

    02/25/2011 6:36:30 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 56 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 02/25/2011 | Nathan Black
    Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee came out in defense of President Barack Obama and his professed Christian faith on Thursday. During a press briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Huckabee criticized the debates over Obama's religion and birthplace as "useless" and "unnecessary." "I know for some people that is an obsession but it's not with me," said the Southern Baptist. With rare public appearances at churches on Sundays and a smaller percentage of Americans (34 percent, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life) who believe the president is a Christian, debate continues to loom...
  • Obama urges blacks to vote, "guard the change

    09/18/2010 9:00:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies ^ | Sep. 18, 2010 | Alister Bull
    Reuters) - President Barack Obama, seeking to fire up an important part of his support base ahead of November's elections, told black leaders on Saturday he wanted their support to "guard the change" he was delivering.
  • If Obama were a muslim, would he let Michelle dress like that?

    09/09/2010 4:11:44 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 57 replies
    I think it's a fair question to ask. I too have taken notice that 'Obama is a muslim', some of the puzzle pieces fit. But not enough IMHO, it doesn't stand on it's own. Now, if you re ask the question as "Is Obama an appeaser of muslims" then all of the puzzle pieces fit, particularly that of radical liberation theology. There shouldn't be any questions that he believes that garbage. Obama is not a muslim, he is a believer in liberation. And that does stand on it's own.
  • Liberating Women Through Hijab

    06/30/2010 12:42:49 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 56 replies · 1+ views ^ | 28/06/2010 | By Mohammad Azeemullah
    Are hijab and women incompatible? Are the two contradictory? Is the one enemy ‎of the other? At least that is what is believed in the west. Isn’t that?‎ Nothing has been as much discussed as those of women among men. So has been ‎the argument about their dress, i.e. what they wear and how they wear?‎ Indeed, women’s clothing has always been in debate among public. It has ‎generated immense controversy, raised countless speculations and has attracted ‎both modernists’ and traditionalists’ views alike.‎ The issue has not yet died down. Just as early as June 17, 2010, an ‎article ‘Dressed...
  • Videos--Why Would Obama Lie About Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn?

    06/12/2010 10:18:33 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 25 replies · 614+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/12/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    It was Bill Ayers who gave Obama his first real job, if one can call it that, as the Executive Director of the Chicago Annenberg Project. Yet when asked about his relationship with Ayers in the 2008 Democratic primary debate, Obama downplayed this significant relationship by saying that Ayers was 'just a guy in the neighborhood that I knew.' The reason for the lies is clear. Obama knew he had to gloss over that relationship due to the fact that Ayers and Dohrn have both stated repeatedly, and recently, that they regretted having not 'done much more' in their radical...
  • Obama recalls Holocaust, liberation of Nazi camps

    04/11/2010 2:59:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies · 1,026+ views
    bretibart ^ | 4/11/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is marking Holocaust Remembrance Day with a statement honoring the memory of "those who endured the horrors" of the Nazi atrocities of World War II. The president says the Holocaust calls on all people to renew their commitment to prevent genocide and "to confront anti-Semitism and prejudice in all its forms."
  • The Departure: A Conservative Exodus to Costa Rica?

    03/28/2009 7:49:31 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 172 replies · 3,831+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28 | Adam Graham
    Dallas Morning News columnist Rod Dreher may have to fly to Costa Rica if he wants to see some of his friends. In one of his recent blogs, Dreher told of multiple people discussing potential moves to Costa Rica if things go downhill. These aren’t people who are eager to join Paulville. Rather, these are normal, middle-class conservatives who are considering moving to Costa Rica if the country goes downhill under President Obama. One of the commenters on Dreher’s blog asked if this was not unlike liberals throwing a fit in 2004 and threatening to leave if Bush won. Not...
  • Another Communist Terrorist to be Free [Ayers and Dohrn comrade, Sara Jane Olson]

    03/19/2009 11:15:32 AM PDT · by ETL · 12 replies · 440+ views
    Accuracy In Media - AIM ^ | March 17, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    Another one of Bill Ayers’ and Bernardine Dohrn’s terrorist comrades is being released on the streets of America. Sara Jane Olson, a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), an off-shoot of the Weather Underground, has served only seven years for involvement in the murder of a bank customer and the attempted murder of Los Angeles police officers by bombing their cars. Meanwhile, justice continues to be sought for the victims of Weather Underground terrorism such as San Francisco Police Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell, who was killed by a bomb on February 16, 1970. Former FBI informant Larry Grathwohl has...
  • 'Israel Liberation Week' Ends Violently at Berkeley

    11/17/2008 6:07:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 862+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 11-17-08 | David Shamma
    ( Israel Liberation Week, which was organized last week by the Zionist Freedom Alliance (ZFA) at the University of California at Berkeley, ended violently Thursday night in an altercation between ZFA activists and anti-Israel students. The incident took place during a concert featuring Black, Jewish and Mexican hip hop artists promoting, according to the organizers, "freedom for the nation of Israel from Western pressure and influence." As Zionist rapper Kosha Dillz was performing before a crowd of Berkeley students, members of the SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) draped PLO flags from a balcony directly over the stage. When ZFA...
  • URGENT RESEARCH HELP: black liberation theology "half-notes scattered without rhythm / no tune"

    11/03/2008 7:43:38 AM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 13 replies · 732+ views
    Dreams from My Father | 1995 | Ayers / Obama
    Could someone please help research the genesis [etymology/etiology] of the following Black Liberation Theology chant: ...half-notes scattered without rhythm / no tune distraught laughter fallin' over a black girl's shoulder it's funny / it's hysterical the melody-less-ness of her dance don't tell a soul she's dancing on beer cans and shingles... somebody / anybody sing a black girl's song bring her out to know herself to know you but sing her rhythms carin' / struggle / hard times sing her song of life... I found god in myself and I loved her / I loved her fiercely I'm getting hits...
  • 1995 VIDEO OF OBAMA: Reverend Wright represents the best of what The Black Church has to offer

    10/31/2008 10:13:01 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 56 replies · 3,162+ views
    Youtube ^ | 1995 | Barack Hussein Obama II
    OBAMA: In times of economic scarcity, ahm, generally, ahh, the politicians in this country, right now, ahh, want to look for scapegoats, want to organize around race, as opposed to around principle, and around values, ahh, and I think that's a mistake, and I think that can be countered, but it's gonna require the kinds of grassroots mobilization, ahh, and, and the kinds of work at a local level that I think, ahh, I talk about a lot in, in those chapters on Chicago. INTERVIEWER: Wonderful man there, Reverend Wright? OBAMA: Right! [ED: WRIGHT ?!?] And... INTERVIEWER: Yeah... OBAMA:...
  • Obama tape: The sense of liberation

    10/30/2008 5:57:20 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies · 393+ views
    I find this rather interesting audio. Obama's claimed that he didn't hear anything like the G D america stuff, yet here he is plainly speaking about the "liberation" of the church. He can't have it both ways.
  • A Video Portrait Of Barack Hussein Obama

    06/22/2008 7:00:45 PM PDT · by joma89 · 13 replies · 248+ views
    Illuminati Pictures ^ | 8 Apr 08 | Illuminati Pictures
  • A Video Portrait Of Barack Hussein Obama

    06/22/2008 1:46:44 PM PDT · by joma89 · 4 replies · 67+ views
    EyeBlast TV ^ | 8 Apr 08 | Illuminati Pictures
  • The Real Agenda of Black Liberation Theology

    05/02/2008 1:46:37 PM PDT · by epow · 18 replies · 132+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 4/02/08 | Jeffrey Schmid
    And what might these institutions be? They are not specified. But it is safe to say that they are not the welfare state or the Democratic Party. Given that black liberation theology is a product of the dreary leftist politics of the twentieth century, the very vehicles employed by the left to advance statism certainly can't be the culprits. For the left, black liberation theology makes for close to a perfect faith. It is a political creed larded with religion. It serves not to reconcile and unite blacks with the larger cultural, but to keep them separate. Here, again, The...
  • Guerrilla Turned Housewife Out of Jail

    03/21/2008 10:25:06 AM PDT · by bluerose · 19 replies · 741+ views
    AP ^ | 3-21-08 | DAISY NGUYEN
    LOS ANGELES (March 21) - After serving six years in prison for trying to bomb police cars in the 1970s, former Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson has been released on parole and reunited with the family she hid with for years. Olson, 61, formerly known as Kathleen Soliah, walked out of the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla on Monday, state Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Sessa said. In 2001, Olson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 14 years in prison for attempting to bomb Los Angeles police cars in 1975 with the SLA, the urban guerrilla group...
  • Talking Points [Trinity United Church of Christ, Obama's church]

    02/25/2008 3:04:08 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 6 replies · 611+ views
    Trinity United Church of Christ ^ | Trinity United Church of Christ [Obama's church]
    Black Value System (in response to Erik Rush’s comments (2.28.07) on the Hannity and Colmes show): • One of the biggest gaps in knowledge that causes the kind of ignorance that you hear spouted by this man [Erik Rush] and those like him, has to do with the fact that these persons are completely ignorant when it comes to the Black religious tradition. The vision statement of Trinity United Church of Christ is based upon the systematized liberation theology that started in 1969 with the publication of Dr. James Cone’s book, Black Power and Black Theology.
  • Soldiers capture kidnapper, free hostage ("Thank you, America" says freed hostage)

    10/14/2007 1:45:54 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 37 replies · 109+ views
    Multi-National Corps – Iraq ^ | 10-14-07 | Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO
    Soldiers capture kidnapper, free hostage Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division Soldiers captured a kidnapper and freed a hostage being held for ransom Oct. 9 after being tipped off by residents of Northern Baghdad’s Adhamiyah neighborhood. Members of the 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division, conducted the operation which freed Majhid Hamid Majeed, a 33-year-old shop owner and father of five, from the confines of the tiny, squalid room where he was being held hostage. Majeed had been abducted the previous day by kidnappers who beat him and threatened to kill him unless his family paid a $10,000...
  • American mythology (Ref: Fred Thompson) [Barf Alert]

    09/24/2007 2:00:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 109+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | September 21, 2007 | Dan Gardner
    'You know," drawled Fred Thompson at a recent rally in Des Moines, Iowa, "you look back over our history and it doesn't take you long to realize that our people have shed more blood for other people's liberty than any other combination of nations in the history of the world." This is an interesting statement, and not only because Fred Thompson has a good shot at being the Republican nominee for president in 2008, and an outside chance of winning. It's also interesting because of who Thompson is. Fred Thompson is a Washington lobbyist. That's not what his campaign highlights,...
  • The Other Thing Reagan Said in Berlin

    06/13/2007 7:45:57 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 259+ views
    Town ^ | June 13, 2007 | Terence Jeffrey
    Western leaders searching for a long-term strategy to defend our civilization from fundamentalist Islam ought to reread the speech President Reagan delivered at the Berlin Wall 20 years ago this month. It was neither democracy nor capitalism Reagan foresaw bringing down the wall. It was Christianity. Reagan's demand that Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev tear down the wall was the defining sound-bite of that speech, but it was another passage that defined the core meaning of the Cold War. Pondering what sustained Berliners, surrounded as they were by the Soviet menace, Reagan concluded: "Perhaps this gets to the root of the...
  • Judge clears courtroom in Black Liberation Army case

    02/14/2007 4:35:43 PM PST · by old school · 7 replies · 511+ views
    The Oakland Tribune ^ | : 02/14/2007 | By William Brand, Staff Writer
    The arraignment of four men charged with conspiracy and murder 35 years ago in a Black Liberation Army assault on San Francisco police brought a large crowd, of chanting, cheering, gray-haired supporters to a San Francisco courtroom Wednesday morning. Superior Court Judge Donna Alyson Little ordered the supporters - including some in wheelchairs and many using canes - to leave the courtroom. Defense attorney James Bustamante said he got permission from the judge to quiet the crowd.
  • After Castro: What Was Once Theirs

    01/21/2007 9:57:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies · 911+ views
    The New York Times ^ | january 21, 2007 | ANTHONY DePALMA
    ......Several public opinion polls and surveys of Cuban-Americans conducted recently in South Florida and North Jersey show that a declining percentage of the diaspora still dreams of reclaiming houses. This is especially true among the younger generation, whose members never lived in Cuba. Still, some exiles did sneak out deeds and have fished them out of strongboxes since Fidel became sick. While some undoubtedly will try to reclaim former residences, most want factories, mills and other commercial properties. “Cubans are not going to fight over the last few crumbling homes,” said Nicolas J. Gutiérrez Jr., a 42-year-old Cuban-American lawyer in...
  • 2 guilty in Vail arson ( Eco-Terrorists )

    12/14/2006 8:28:08 PM PST · by george76 · 88 replies · 2,640+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 14, 2006 | Joe Garner
    Members of the ecoterrorism gang that torched buildings on Vail Mountain in 1998 will be sentenced in April, a federal judge ordered today. At a hearing in U.S. District Court in Eugene, Ore., two key members of the gang formally pleaded guilty to federal arson charges, although they already had admitted their role in the multimillion-dollar fires. They destroyed several mountaintop structures including the popular Two Elk Lodge, a restaurant that has been rebuilt. During the 10-minute hearing, Chelsea Gerlach and Stanislas Meyerhoff, both 29, acknowledged their guilt when asked by Judge Ann Aiken. Gerlach responded "yes," and Meyerhoff said,...
  • Afghan President Thanks U.S. Troops for Liberating Afghanistan

    09/25/2006 3:03:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 40 replies · 1,766+ views
    Washington File ^ | 25 September 2006 | David Shelby
    Washington – Afghan President Hamid Karzai thanked the U.S. military for liberating Afghanistan from the oppressive Taliban regime and for providing security as the country works to rebuild its institutions and infrastructure. “[M]y message for the American soldiers in Afghanistan is that they have liberated us from tyranny, from terrorism, from oppression, from occupation into a country that is now moving towards prosperity, that is once again the home of all Afghans,” Karzai told reporters September 25 after a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Karzai said that Afghanistan has been transformed fundamentally by the U.S. intervention. “Afghanistan was...
  • The Daily Show Concedes Progress in Iraq

    08/08/2006 1:00:13 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 62 replies · 3,012+ views
    Those familiar with Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" - featuring comedian Jon Stewart - will no doubt be familiar with the show's bias against Operation Iraqi Freedom and the efforts of the Bush Administration to combat Islamic terrorism in the Middle East. But even Stewart and company couldn't deny the progress being made in northern Iraq. The 3 Iraqi provinces that make up Iraqi Kurdistan have built a peaceful democracy modeled after Western nations. Not one single Coalition soldier has been killed in Iraqi Kurdistan. No westerners have been kidnapped. And just this past week, Iraqi Kurdistan's regional government passed...
  • Vojvodina wants guaranteed autonomy (The last province of Serbia)

    05/24/2006 8:44:40 AM PDT · by mark502inf · 11 replies · 413+ views
    B92 Belgrade ^ | 10:12 May 23
    NOVI SAD -- Bojan Pajtić said that the new Serbian constitution must guarantee autonomy for Vojvodina. Pajtić, President of the Vojvodina Executive Council, said that the region must receive clear guarantees for a functional autonomy within the charter of the next Serbian constitution. “Vojvodina must have guarantees for a legislative government, as well as the right to its own budget and properties.” Pajtić said at a two-day conference regarding regionalism and the models for Vojvodina’s autonomy, held by the Vojvodina Parliament. “Serbia cannot adopt a European constitution if it continues to ignore the demands of the Vojvodina citizens. We are...
  • Claiming the Black Mountain

    05/27/2006 2:34:53 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 7 replies · 441+ views
    After seven years of frustrated attempts, the separatist regime in Montenegro celebrated victory Sunday night, as it managed to drum up the 55.5 percent of the votes necessary to win the independence referendum. What would be a landslide in any Western election was actually the narrowest of margins in Montenegro, as the acceptable threshold set by the Brussels bureaucrats was 55 percent. It took weeks of pro-independence propaganda in government-monopolized media, multi-million-euro public works timed for the referendum, shady political deals with ethnic minorities, and voter shenanigans to secure that .5 percent margin between victory and defeat. And though the...
  • Iran clerics criticise president over Islamic codes

    04/27/2006 3:21:35 PM PDT · by familyop · 5 replies · 440+ views
    Reuters (India) ^ | 27APR06 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian conservatives have called on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to reverse his decision to let women into sports stadiums, saying it was against Islamic values, newspapers reported on Thursday. Ahmadinejad promised a return to the values of the 1979 Islamic revolution when he was elected last year, prompting many in the establishment to expect rigorous enforcement of Islamic dress and other social codes. But he has been more moderate on social issues than many expected, including saying dress codes should not be imposed by force and, this week, that women should be allowed into sports stadiums for the...
  • The ‘new woman’ is a housewife (educated women has discovered the secret of a happy marriage)

    04/17/2006 5:10:26 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 75 replies · 2,437+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 16, 2006 | Sarah Baxter and Tom Baird
    A NEW breed of educated women has discovered the secret of a happy marriage — opting to stay at home instead of pursuing a career. The phenomenon, in which wives prefer their husbands to be the main breadwinner, has been identified by American sociologists and is now gaining a foothold in Britain. Unlike the housewives of the 1950s, who had little choice over rearing children and acting as homemaker, this generation of women is building on the advances of the feminist movement to determine their optimum lifestyle. The women are predominantly drawn from the middle classes and have young offspring....
  • The Humanitarian Case For War In Iraq (Jeff Jacoby On A Rare Liberal Defense Of The Iraq War Alert)

    03/22/2006 10:57:12 PM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 841+ views ^ | 03/23/06 | Jeff Jacoby
    "I wondered at first whether the women were exaggerating." The writer is Pamela Bone, a noted Australian journalist and self-described "left-leaning, feminist, agnostic, environmentalist internationalist." She is writing about a group of female Iraqi emigrees whom she met in Melbourne in November 2000. "They told me that in Iraq, the country they had fled, women were beheaded with swords and their heads nailed to the front doors of their houses, as a lesson to other women. The executed women had been dishonoring their country with their sexual crimes, and this behavior could not be tolerated, the then-Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein,...
  • City's Liberation Showed Coalition Intentions, Proved Iraqi Capabilities

    03/21/2006 4:43:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 335+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 21, 2006 – The commander of the Army unit that played a key role in routing terrorists from Tal Afar, Iraq, last fall agreed today with President Bush's assertion that headway in the city represents a concrete example of progress taking place in Iraq. Army Col. H.R. McMaster, commander of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and senior U.S. officer during "Operation Restoring Rights," said during television news interviews today the effort helped win over Iraqis who might have doubted the coalition's intentions. It also demonstrated that Iraqi security forces are gaining in capabilities and proving themselves as partners...
  • The Mesopotamian (“heroic soldiers of liberation”)

    03/21/2006 5:05:11 AM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 171+ views
    mesopotamian ^ | Mar. 20, 2006 | Alaa
    Mar. 20, 2006 Hi, Actually, it is not so much pessimism but rather realism that pushed me to write that last post. I think most people here, including the political elites realize that a civil war is something unthinkable that will tear the country apart. However, like in Yugoslavia, the sect or ethnic group that really caused the partitioning and break up of the country was non-other but that which most wanted to keep it one, namely the Serbs. By their brutality, cruelty and ethnic genocide, they destroyed any basis for coexistence between the various ethnic constituents of the old...
  • Leftists March With Empty Boxes....., Ft. Collins, CO, AFTER FREEP REPORT

    03/18/2006 6:25:09 PM PST · by Trteamer · 106 replies · 3,976+ views
    3/18/06 | Trteamer
    Fort Collins, Colorado. The local Center For Peace and Justice members marched to downtown Fort Collins carrying empty boxes to rally against the war. Marching in front of them were a bunch of FReepers........