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PostTue Apr 06, 2010 3:02 am » by Reinaul

Press censorship in fascist Israel: Journalist on the run for investigating the murder of a Palestinian is hiding in Britain

Kim Sengupta
UK Independent
Fri, 02 Apr 2010 20:52 EDT
Haaretz writer fled to London fearing charges over exposé on Palestinian's killing

An Israeli journalist is in hiding in Britain, The Independent can reveal, over fears that he may face charges in the Jewish state in connection with his investigation into the killing of a Palestinian in the West Bank.

Uri Blau, a reporter at Israel's liberal newspaper, Haaretz, left town three months ago for Asia and is now in London. Haaretz is understood to be negotiating the terms of his return to Israel with prosecutors, according to an Israeli source, who declined to be identified, because of the sensitivity of the situation.

The news of Mr Blau's extended absence comes just days after it emerged that another Israeli journalist, Anat Kam, has been held under house arrest for the last three months on charges that she leaked classified documents to the press while completing her military service.

Although no media outlet or journalist has been specifically named as the recipient of the classified information, there is speculation on Israeli blogs that Ms Kam gave documents to Mr Blau that formed the basis of a story he wrote in November 2008.

In his article for Haaretz, Mr Blau reported that one of two Islamic Jihad militants killed in Jenin in June 2007 had been targeted for assassination in apparent violation of a ruling issued six months earlier by Israel's supreme court. While not outlawing assassinations in the West Bank altogether, the ruling heavily restricted the circumstances in which they were permissible, effectively saying that they should not take place if arrest was possible.

In an unusual move, Israel has placed a gagging order on national media, preventing them from reporting any aspect of the Kam case. Israel's Channel Ten and Haaretz are expected to challenge this order on 12 April.

According to the court order, Ms Kam, 23, is being held on "espionage" charges. It alleges that she passed classified documents to a male journalist while working as a clerk in the Israel Defence Forces Central Command during her military service.

She was arrested more than a year after Mr Blau's report, which was cleared by military censors at the time of publication, when she was working for the news service Walla, until recently owned by Haaretz.

Ms Kam denies all the charges. Her trial has reportedly been set for 14 April and she could face a lengthy prison sentence if convicted. Mr Blau did not respond to requests for comment; his friends and colleagues refused to discuss the case in detail.

Dov Alfon, Haaretz's editor-in-chief, said in an emailed statement: "Haaretz has a 90-year-long tradition of protecting its reporters from government pressures, and Uri Blau is getting all the help we can provide him with."

The move to gag Israel-based media has sparked fevered debate on Jewish blogs, which have freely reported the story. Bloggers have railed against the blackout, saying it represents a critical challenge to the freedom of the press.

"I do not believe that a citizen can be arrested and tried for suspected security offences right under our noses without anyone knowing anything about it," wrote former Haaretz editor Hanoch Marmari in an eloquent cri de coeur on the Seventh Eye website.

"Trials do not take place here in darkened dungeons, nor do we have show trials behind glass or chicken wire. I have no doubt that such a strange, terrible and baseless scenario cannot take place in such a sophisticated democracy as our own."

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PostTue Apr 06, 2010 3:17 am » by Mediasorcerer

good post,this is why jew hating is wrong,its not jews,its the"elite"and all of us are affected.
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PostTue Apr 06, 2010 7:29 am » by Illuminated

good article ..... but shitty situation we've slidden into

democracies - going totalitarian, despotic & tyrannical
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PostTue Apr 06, 2010 7:54 am » by Mediasorcerer

illuminated wrote:good article ..... but shitty situation we've slidden into

democracies - going totalitarian, despotic & tyrannical

they can take my belongings,my home and whatever else,but they will NEVER get my mind,
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PostTue Apr 06, 2010 10:44 am » by Ogmios

mediasorcerer wrote:
illuminated wrote:good article ..... but shitty situation we've slidden into

democracies - going totalitarian, despotic & tyrannical

they can take my belongings,my home and whatever else,but they will NEVER get my mind,

C'mon people, aim higher. I don't want anyone taking anything from me whether materially or in terms of my rights. I don't want just my mind because it means nothing without power or free will?
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PostWed Apr 07, 2010 3:44 am » by Reinaul

Policing thought in America: Why can't we discuss the events of 9/11?

James Fetzer
Fri, 19 Mar 2010 20:05 EDT

The brain trust that calls itself "The Huffington Post" has disgraced itself and shown the "progressive left" is a cowardly fraud by removing a column guest written by Jesse Ventura about 9/11. The official explanation from no less than Arianna Huffington, presumably, is "Editor's Note: The Huffington Post's editorial policy, laid out in our blogger guidelines, prohibits the promotion and promulgation of conspiracy theories--including those about 9/11. As such, we have removed this post." Maybe no one explained to these worthies that if any one were to write about 9/11, they would be writing about a conspiracy theory, since the government's own "official account" is only the most outrageous. And, as Jesse's new book, American Conspiracies (2009) elucidates, there have been many more throughout our history.


3/9/10 - Jesse Ventura on NBC's Today Show: American Conspiracies

Conspiracies are as American as apple pie. All they require are two or more individuals acting together to bring about an illegal end. When a couple of guys knock off a 7/11, they are engaged in a conspiracy, even if they are subsequently charged with armed robbery instead. Most America conspiracies are economic, like Enron, WorldCom, and Halliburtion. Bernie Madoff comes to mind, since he can't possibly have done it alone. Since the "official account" maintains that 19 Islamic fundamentalists hijacked four commercial carriers, outfoxed the most sophisticated air defense system in the world, and perpetrated these atrocities under the control of a guy in a cave in Afghanistan, the "official account" is a conspiracy theory, too.


3/8/10 - Jesse Ventura on CNN's Larry King Live: American Conspiracies

Apparently that subject is taboo at The Huffington Post. But if that is the case, then many important events are not going to be covered there. Conspiracies to murder political leaders are far older than the assassination of Julius Caesar and include attempts on the lives of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Truman. Four of those involved in the Lincoln conspiracy were hung from the same gallows at the same time. Consider the range of events that could not be understood absent conspiracies as David Mantik, M.D., Ph.D., listed them in his chapter, "The Silence of the Historians", Murder in Dealey Plaza (2000), page 402:
Foreign Targets/Assassination Conspiracies (during 20th Century only): Franz Ferdinand / Rajiv Gandhi / Louis Mountbatten / Czar Nicholas II / Adolf Hitler / Rafael Trujillo / Salvadore Allende / Charles DeGaulle / Benigo Aquino / Anwar Sadat / Luis Colosio / Leon Trotsky / Ngo Dinh Diem / Rene Schnneideer / Pancho Villa / Ngo Dihn Nhu / Jacobo Arbenz / Grigorli Rasputin / Fidel Castro / Mohammed Mossadegh / Patrice Lumumba / Pope John Paul II / Saddam Hussein / Manuel Noriega
Egad! What would Shakespeare have had to write about but for plots against the Kings and Queens of England? And in the US (20th Century), the list would be extended to include John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Watergate, Iran-scam, Iran-Contra, Senator Paul Wellstone, Cpl. Pat Tillman, and many others as well, if you consider the evidence. So if the American press is not even willing to investigate conspiracies, we are going to be unable to begin to understand our own history, including the stories that appear on virtually every page of The New York Times, as I documented in "Thinking about 'Conspiracy Theories': 9/11 and JFK", which is accessible via google and published my book, The 9/11 Conspiracy: The Scamming of America (2007). What would history be without them?


James Fetzer interviewed by Stephen Lendman on 9/11, JFK, and Barack Obama (12/3/10)

The Huffington Post is not the only prominent offender. Even amazon.com has refused to carry the DVD of a conference on "The Science and Politics of 9/11: What's Controversial, What's Not", that I organized in Madison, WI, 5-7 August 2007. It runs 14 ½ hour and includes presentations discussing many aspects of 9/11. A publisher tired to market it on amazon.com and found it was suppressed:
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As a former Marine Corps officer and retired professor of philosophy, I am at a loss as to what has become of this once-great country of ours. Are we so afraid of the examination of what our government has told us about "the pivotal event of the 21st century" that even progressive newspapers like The Huffington Post and presumably impartial business operations like amazon.com refuse to publish a column by the former Governor of Minnesota or to carry the DVD of a meeting of experts on different aspects of the case? What is there to be afraid of - unless the "official account" is a house of cards that will collapse if it is critically scrutinized?


A brief summary of presidential directives, executive orders, and congressionaly approved bills that where signed into law over the last 40ish years. And no, this isn't a bunch of conspiracy nonsense. They are simply facts.

And that indeed appears to be the case. According to the "official account" of the destruction of the Twin Towers, the planes hit the buildings, the resulting fires weakened the steel, and a pancake collapse of one floor upon another ensued. But that description is not even remotely consistent with the gross observable photo evidence. The buildings appear to be tuning into millions of cubic yards of fine dust:

"Revealing new aerial photos of 9/11 attack released"
James Fetzer, VoltaireNet, 18 February 2010

"New 9/11 Photos Released"
James Fetzer, 10 February 2010

Does this look remotely like a "pancake collapse" to you? A set of 9/11 photos were recently release which, when they are temporally sequenced, provide a glimpse of what was actually going on, which was no "pancake collapse". Every American deserves to see that the "official account" cannot even accommodate the gross appearance of the Twin Towers as they were destroyed even below ground level as first responders have told me.


Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura on 9/11

No one knows exactly how this was done. It appears to have required a highly sophisticated combination of conventional and unconventional means. Once you understand that the sequence of events these photos display cannot have been the result of a "pancake collapse", that there was no "collapse" at all as these two 500,000-ton buildings were converted into very fine dust, but that some complex form of a demolition under control was taking place and you being to grasp why not even The Huffington Post or amazon.com can allow you the least glimpse of what actually happened on 9/11. It was indeed "the scamming of America" and the reasons appear to have had nothing to do with Islam or "19 Islamic fundamentalists".

James H. Fetzer, McKnight Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, Duluth; Founder, Scholars for 9/11 Truth, Editor, Assassination Science, and Co-Editor, Assassination Research, maintains a blog on 9/11 and other "false flag" attacks at jamesfetzer.blogspot.com.


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PostWed Apr 07, 2010 4:16 am » by shifter

mediasorcerer wrote:
illuminated wrote:good article ..... but shitty situation we've slidden into

democracies - going totalitarian, despotic & tyrannical

they can take my belongings,my home and whatever else,but they will NEVER get my mind,

Hmmmmm....new to this. Can't get the vid to post. Haarp can control your mind. Here is the link.
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PostWed Apr 07, 2010 7:56 am » by Mediasorcerer

i think many forces in the universe seek to influence the human "mind" at any given time,subliminal colors shapes images,foodstuffs,written material,video images,etc etc,and nothing would surprise me regarding the abovementioned topic you linked,ie haarp,i try to maintain what i describe as etheric protection,if that makes any sense to you,after all we are all just energy,right?
as for the huffington post,and this article,im not surprised by there reaction,they are trying to protect there interests.thats what criminals do.
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PostThu Apr 08, 2010 12:18 am » by Reinaul

ID Cards - intergovernmental cooperation in worldwide implementation

Nathan Allonby
The Corbett Report
Sat, 09 Jan 2010 09:11 EST

Audio file: http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2010-0 ... llonby.mp3

This is an update on the earlier article ID Cards - a World View, published on Global Research, August 31, 2009. That article gave a pretty bleak view of worldwide implementation of ID cards, in a global surveillance matrix:

"Electronic ID cards have made alarming progress towards becoming universal, around the world. Already, over 2.2 billion people, or 33% of the world's population, have been issued with 'smart' ID cards. Of those, over 900 million have biometric facial and fingerprint systems. On present plans, over 85% of the world's population will have smart ID cards by 2012. Most of the remaining population won't have escaped - largely, they are already enrolled in earlier generation ID systems, often in repressive states, such as Myanmar (Burma)..."
-Nathan Allonby, ID cards - a World View

Unfortunately, the situation is even further advanced than this, as will be discussed below.

For some people, however, it appears it was not enough to show comprehensive, world-wide implementation of ID and database systems - they refused to see any significance in this unless it could be shown that implementation was being coordinated internationally, and the exact mechanisms via which this had been enacted. Finding this has taken a little further time and research.

Simultaneous introduction of biometric, smart ID cards around the world is not just a coincidence, it is not merely due to nations copying effective schemes in other nations, and is not just a phenomenon related to the sudden maturity of technology. Implementation of these ID card schemes was pushed. It is being driven in a coordinated programme, via international organisations and conferences, led by the US and the European Union (EU).

To make such claims, it is necessary to back them with hard evidence. Discussing this evidence can be slow and interrupt the flow of the narrative, so we shall go through this twice: - first, the short version; then go through documents, for those who want the back-story.

1. The ID schemes and database projects are harmonised and conform to international standards, designed to be coordinated and interoperable. The smart ID cards being adopted by different nations worldwide are all on a common format: - ICAO 9303 part 3. (This document available can viewed online here)

2. Behind the ID project, the participating nations are also all adopting a common format for personal information on government databases. This is what ID cards are about - more than the physical cards themselves, they are an interface to access databases of personal information. Adopting a common format for cards implies adopting a common format for data systems and databases. Interoperability of systems and universal accessibility of data has been an explicit goal, not merely implicit. There is also a project to make your personal data available to all other governments, worldwide.

3. The adoption of these systems has been coordinated, by a government process, conferences, aid and support.

4. This policy is being projected worldwide by the European Union (EU) and the US. They have been the leading movers in promoting common format "smart" ID cards and databases.

5. It seems probable that Russia and the Eastern Bloc nations will also be joining the project - under the EU-Russia Common Spaces agreements.

6. Smart ID cards will cover at least 90% of world population - perhaps over 95%. This figure is even higher than that in my earlier article, in Global Research. Only about 2.5% are definitely not going in with the common-format ID scheme (e.g. Burma, North Korea, Madagascar, etc). For about 8% of world population, I haven't been able to track down solid, reliable information, e.g. small countries such as Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, etc.

The indications are that these small nations will be joining regional schemes. Examples these include: - the East African Economic Union ID card scheme; the Andean Community of Nations, which already shares an interoperable ID card system; likewise the Union of South American Nations; the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) which has established a Single Domestic Space with a single internal passport - the Travel Card, which is in fact a standardised ICAO biometric ID card; the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has established a common ID card as part of its project for customs and monetary union - other Arab states such as Egypt and Algeria have already joined this ID scheme. Other political unions are moving in the same direction: - the West African Economic and Monetary Union (or UEMOA), the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa and the Pacific Union, which will include Australia and New Zealand and 14 other smaller Pacific Island states. Within these regional groups, all nations agree to adopt a common ID card, which is interoperable with the other nations in the region and, incidentally, also globally, because of the common ICAO format, discussed above.

7. The aim of this process is to track population movement - migration of population. The system of immigration and border controls has evolved into worldwide system of monitoring population movement, to stop potential immigrants. The aim has progressed from stopping potential illegal immigrants at the borders of the EU or the US, into extended border controls, that stop migrants hundreds or thousands of miles before they reach the borders. This requires systems of population monitoring and surveillance, in "third nations." ID systems are part of this strategy.

This appears to have developed into a project effectively to monitor the location and movements of everyone, all the time, to spot people going where they don't belong. Incredible, unbelievable technology and resources have been deployed, such as tracking migrants by satellite. A pan-European border surveillance system, called Eurosur, will link national coastal surveillance systems and the EU's Galileo satellite (Links: Guardian, BBC).

ID cards are another part of this matrix - a system for tracking people and their movement, regularly, frequently, to spot people somewhere they shouldn't be, where they don't belong, to spot people migrating towards protected borders.

8. The root issue is the huge numbers of people, displaced by globalisation, who become refugees or migrants. For example, in India alone, 40% of the population or 450 million people will be displaced - made homeless, unemployed and destitute - in the next 10 years; similar figures apply to much of Africa. This displacement can be traced to World Bank policies promoting urbanisation and the government of India selling-off land and mineral resources, to service debt.

These displaced people have been coming to the affluent West both as refugees and as economic migrants. Yesterday's internal refugees, perhaps driven out of their homes by "civil war" or by state seizure of the land, become today's slum-dwellers, desperate to escape as "economic migrants." ID card schemes are part of a system for managing this displaced and mobile population, internationally and within their home nations also.

Perhaps it's worth pausing to consider what this displacement represents: - the greatest robbery in the history of the world. Roughly one third of the world's population is going to lose - to be robbed of - everything they have - not just their land, their homes, their possessions, their livelihoods, but also their history, their traditions, their identity, their dignity - everything that gives their lives meaning. These are people with, in some cases, incredibly ancient cultures, which have lived in harmony with their environment, sustainably, for thousands of years. They are going to lose everything, and be driven into unspeakable slums, into lives of virtual slavery, to be exploited in the Third-World sweatshop economy. This is being done explicitly to fuel economic growth, to make these people work to serve the Western economy.

Considering this helps to put into context the claims that ID cards will help to cut crime. This is connected to the biggest heist in history, and ID cards are part of the means to subdue the victims.

9. People in the developed world will also be monitored all the time, not just immigrants from the developing world. The European Union is implementing a project called the Digital Tsunami, which is like Total Information Awareness on steroids. Tony Bunyan of Statewatch described it thus:
"Every object the individual uses, every transaction they make and almost everywhere they go will create a detailed digital record...that can be data-mined and applied to different scenario"

"...leading to behaviour being predicted and assessed by "machines" (their term) which will issue orders to officers on the spot"

"It will "allow unregulated automated access to data and intelligence by hundreds of national state agencies across Europe."
The Digital Tsunami is conceived very much as a public-private partnership, where data about customers, gathered by private corporations, would become available to governments, via projects such as the Internet of Things. There will be an 'information system architecture' to bring about the sharing of all data across the EU.

10. Under the developing "Euro-Atlantic Area of Cooperation on freedom, security and justice," the US and EU will be adopting common, integrated systems. If this is the future of the EU, it seems very likely this will be the future of the US and Canada also.

All the claims above, (1) - (10), are supported by evidence in government documents in the public domain. Let's get on to the really controversial thing - the lack of public awareness or opposition.

Fighting Back

11. The most terrifying thing is, there is little effective opposition at present. The opposition is desperately thin, fragmented and quite unequal to the rate of progress implementing these surveillance projects. It is really vital that the public gets involved and that more people become activists. More of the public have to understand, there simply isn't someone else to do it all for you. Unless we want a futuristic totalitarian surveillance state to develop, we all have to do something ourselves.

The real mistake would be to imagine that there is someone else out there who can oppose this for us. The best any campaign can do is to alert us to the issues and invite us to join in.

12. Let's not get overwhelmed but instead emphasise how much we can do to fight this project. We should not lose sight of how much power we have, or how much the authorities seem to fear us.

The Digital Tsunami project is a public-private partnership, involving private corporations, such as supermarkets, and internet companies. That's a weakness and something we can exploit. These corporations are deadly frightened of consumer power. Campaign group CASPIAN (Consumers Against Surveillance, Privacy-Invasion And Numbering) has shown that in capitalism, sometimes we have more power as consumers than as voters. A strategy of boycotts and press campaigns has been successful in making leading corporations back away from collecting consumer data. CASPIAN is one of the best organisations out there - and it's free to join.

What CASPIAN has shown us is how much we have cooperated with the implementation of this sick, odious project. They have shown we can stop it, if only we make the effort. We have to start protecting our own data. We have to become aware how much information we recklessly give away. It's incredible how much people have willingly cooperated in surveillance of their lives. Try not to leave a digital record. Use cash, not cards - don't let your card identify you. Your bank-card is an ID card issued by a bank.

Think of this as the first step on a larger journey.

The Back-Story: - Documents and Appendices

The following includes a series of extracts of relevant passages from official documents (some of them long) and one commentary.

Let's begin with the UK government's report to Parliament on its term of Presidency of the EU, and in particular: -
- agreement on harmonisation of biometrics on national ID cards within the EU.

- agreements with 'third countries' on managing migration, "to improve their capacity to protect refugees and control flows of illegal migration."
Prospects for the European Union in 2006 and retrospective of the UK's presidency of the EU, 1 July to 31 December 2005

Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, January 2006
54. Following discussion at Hampton Court, the December European Council agreed a new Counter-Terrorism Strategy, ... the UK Presidency delivered substantial outcomes including:
- a Directive on the Retention of Communications Data, ...
- intergovernmental agreement on the introduction of common biometric security standards into national ID cards, to prevent these from becoming a weak link in travel documentation;
Asylum and Immigration
55.The human tragedy caused by irregular migration across the Mediterranean during 2005 highlighted the extent of the challenge of managing migration for all Member States. The UK Presidency worked to develop the EU's ability to work in partnership with third countries to improve their capacity to protect refugees and control flows of illegal migration. Following discussion at the Hampton Court Summit, the December European Council agreed a paper outlining priority actions for managing migration flows, with a particular focus on Africa and the Mediterranean. The UK Presidency also saw progress on negotiating readmission agreements with key third countries, initialling readmission and visa facilitation agreements with Russia, and advancing negotiations with Ukraine and Morocco.

You might well ask, 'what the hell does this mean?' It sounds quite bland and impenetrable, but is actually laden with significance.

Since at least 2002, and probably much earlier, the EU has adopted a new approach to controlling immigration, in response to the problems of : -
- huge numbers of immigrants and refugees, generated by large-scale population displacement, by both war and the economic pressures of economic globalisation

- free movement within the EU, with no internal borders

- the difficulties of policing an extremely long border, with variable quality of policing.
The new EU response to this has been to try to stop the immigrants reaching the EU's borders in the first place, trying to stop them further back, hundreds of miles and several borders before they reach the EU. The EU has, in effect, begun sub-contracting the whole process of managing migration to other nations - &auot;third nations" - via what is euphemistically called 'partnership.' The EU has done this via exporting systems for control of migration, such as providing resources and expertise to implement biometric ID systems, and training for border and migration police, all coordinated with EU systems and bodies, such as FRONTEX.

Although this policy was new to the EU, it was copied from US practice, managing immigration from Central and South America. The migration policy has been tied to aid and development programmes. Apparently, the EU has development and aid programmes with almost all African nations, so this influence is quite pervasive.

Implementation of the migration control policy has also been supported by a range of other institutions, such as the UN, the G8, the OECD, the OSCE, the International Organisation for Migration, the World Bank and regional development banks. This programme was described as early as 2003 by a group called IRR - the Independent Race and Refugee news network: -

From refugee protection to managed migration: the EU's border control programme

Having effectively equated asylum seekers with immigrants, and criminalised such migration as 'illegal', the European Council (which is the body representing the EU heads of state and government) is now stepping up the defence of its borders.

Australia and the US: pioneers in border defence

The EU Council's Border Control Programme draws heavily on Australian and US models where the debate around security of borders is routinely linked to the need for enhanced security against terrorism. In 1995, the Clinton administration broadened the US military's role on the 2,000-mile Mexican border from that of a 'war on drugs' to a 'war on illegal immigration'. And, to conduct this war, the US border patrol was issued with military equipment...

The EU Council has indeed absorbed the lessons of the Border Protection Act, and studied the US's military approach to its border with Mexico. The Council has moved to ensure that the piecemeal approaches to border control of the various member states are consolidated into one overarching paramilitary system which involves increasing reliance on military technology and equipment. It is a strategy that needs to be seen in the wider context of decreasing spending on European welfare and social security, and increasing spending on defence. The ultimate objective of such border control is to stop the victims of persecution, civil war and forced migration from reaching Europe. But, of course, this is not openly acknowledged. Instead, [this] is justified as vital for the maintenance of Europe's security against the dual threat posed by traffickers and terrorists.

Border protection: objectives and outcomes

The EU Council's border control programme is not solely an EU affair. In fact, it is a programme that, if it is to be effective, requires substantial external support. To this end, a whole list of non-EU countries are being brought into the managed migration process. At the European Council Seville Summit, heads of state and government endorsed the Council's border protection programme and committed the EU to the integration of immigration policies into the Union's relations with third countries, through a targeted approach which makes use of all appropriate EU external relation instruments, including development policy, to address the underlying causes of migratory flows. ... In December 2002, the European Commission, warning that migration was a 'major strategic policy for the European Union' ... The Commission spoke of 'strengthening third countries capacity to manage migratory flows' through EU-backed schemes aimed at the 'management of external borders' and the creation of migration projects in third countries. But European Commissioner for External Affairs, Chris Patten, added that 'the struggle against illegal immigration is now a strategic priority of the EU and aid programmes should be reviewed towards the aim of adjusting them to those new priorities. However, such an approach, according to the European Commission, 'necessitated coaxing third countries to cooperate before penalising those resistant to or incapable of cooperating.'


Cooption of non-EU countries

The European Council is also pushing out its 'integrated border management' policies into non-EU countries, principally Turkey and Morocco. Just as with eastern Europe, integration into EU border control programmes will have a profound effect on countries which have not developed their own border control mechanisms, and now must do so, not for their own benefit, but for the benefit of their richer European neighbours.

In September 2002, ministers of the member states of the Council of Europe, met with representatives of the governments of Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria to discuss 'the orderly management of migration flows'.


The background to these measures is the EU's concern about the increasing movement of sub-Saharan Africans... Research by the International Labour Organisation suggests that, each year, some 80,000 people from various African countries, notably those beset by civil war or dictatorships, find their way to the Maghreb.


a visit of ten European experts to Morocco...concluded Morocco...did not have the capabilities to deal with mass movements from the sub-Saharan African countries of Nigeria, Mali and Liberia.


This strategy will be enforced through programmes and policies aimed at:
Exporting border controls to eastern Europe: ...

Coopting Morocco and Turkey into EU border protection programmes: This will be done through financial inducements, including increased development aid. To the same end, negotiations have already started with other countries, such as Algeria and Tunisia.

Massive investment - pioneered by the defence industry, in new technology and research in order to protect the inner core of EU nations from migratory movements.

Formulation of a new policy towards countries deemed to be the source of migratory flows: Albania, China, Morocco, Russia and Turkey and other countries are to be forced to adopt a series of measures to prevent people entering and leaving at pain of economic and political sanctions.


Resources are also being ploughed into developing surveillance and detection programmes capable of predicting refugee movement, profiling potential 'illegal immigrants' and 'averting refugee flows'. A system of common risk assessment, whereby attempts are made to determine the type of person likely to be an illegal immigrant and the likely method used to enter the EU, has been introduced. Surveillance of refugee movement and averting refugee flows are deemed to be vital components of Europe's post-September 11 security needs. Philippe Busquin, EU Commissioner for Research, argues that the 'Global Monitoring for Environment and Security' project, in which the use of satellites, originally designed for tracking coastal erosion, air pollution and climate change, will be used ... to track refugees outside the EU's borders, is essential if Europe's security needs are to be met.

At this point, you should recall that the article, 'ID Cards - A World View,' made extensive reference to the use of ID cards in tracking mobile and migratory populations, for example, in India, China and Africa.

OK, so much for what other people say - what does the EU say about itself? Now we have the background story, we can understand the terminology in EU documents.

Brussels, COM(2008) 611/3



The Global Approach to migration can be defined as the external dimension of the European Union's migration policy. It is based on genuine partnership with third countries, is fully integrated into the EU's other external policies, and addresses all migration and asylum issues in a comprehensive and balanced manner.

Adopted in 2005, it illustrates the ambition of the European Union to establish an inter-sectoral framework to manage migration in a coherent way through political dialogue and close practical cooperation with third countries.

...Nevertheless, it is now time to strengthen the EU's external migration management so that it can become better coordinated and more coherent.

The Communication of June 2008 on A Common Immigration Policy for Europe highlighted the need to strengthen the Global Approach to ensure a coherent, common European migration policy4, reiterating the principle that effective management of migration flows requires genuine partnership and cooperation with third countries and that migration issues should be fully integrated into the EU's development cooperation and external policies, as well as incorporate issues emerging from them.


2.2. Fight against irregular immigration

The EU offers assistance for strengthening border management in third countries, for capacity building for border guards and for migration officials, for financing information campaigns on the risks of irregular immigration, for improving reception conditions, and for developing the use of biometric technologies to make travel or identity documents more secure. FRONTEX and the Immigration Liaison Officers Networks have been instrumental in achieving progress in this regard.


Accordingly, the Commission proposes to:

- Acquire and provide timely and updated information on changes in migratory routes towards the EU by promoting reliable comparable data to be collected in both sending and destination countries, exploring new scientific methodologies, and making full use of new technologies, such as the electronic mapping system.

- Provide assistance to key third countries to strengthen their migration management, e.g. sharing experiences on border control issues, training of border guards and the exchange of operational information.

- Support third countries in the adoption and implementation of National Integrated Border Management Strategies in line with EU standards.


- Intensify, with the active involvement of origin and transit countries, particularly in the European Neighbourhood Policy context, joint operations and cooperation in setting up a border surveillance infrastructure under the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR).

- Encourage due attention to the human trafficking issue in the political and cooperation dialogue with partner countries and with regional organisations such as the African Union, ECOWAS, SADC, ASEAN and ASEM.

The paper goes on to describe the intense diplomatic effort required to put all of this into place: -
Ouagadougou Action Plan of November 2006 ... Cotonou Agreement ...

Ministerial conference on migration and development in Rabat in July 2006, setting up a framework for comprehensive action, followed by concrete initiatives, workshops and a second ministerial Conference in Paris in November 2008. The Global Approach also inspired the Ministerial Conference of Tripoli (November 2006), which, for the first time, ushered in a common approach between the European Union and the whole of Africa.

The first ever Euromed ministerial meeting on migration in Albufeira (November 2007) set priorities in the form of concrete cooperation initiatives. The EU-Africa summit in Lisbon (December 2007) translated the common approach into concrete terms by the adoption of the EU-Africa Partnership on Migration, Mobility and Employment.

Lastly, the paper describes some of the bodies involved in this multi-lateral effort: -
Finally, the EU and its Member States should adopt a higher profile and actively engage in promoting the Global Approach in various multilateral, global and regional cooperation frameworks such as the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), that will hold its next session in Manila in October and will provide an opportunity for the EU to present a coherent and consolidated position, the United Nations and its relevant specialised agencies, the G8, the OECD, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the International Organisation for Migration, the World Bank and regional development banks, as well as the regional consultative processes.

For yet more detail on EU involvement in "third nations," this recent document discusses schemes in more detail, such as EU support for biometric ID card schemes in Morocco and Cape Verde.

These documents do also go on at length about laudable aims, such as : -development, providing meaningful employment and stopping human trafficking. Unfortunately these are Òwindow-dressingÓ and do not withstand even casual examination.

For example, there is an aim to secure "development" and "worthwhile employment," so people do not need to migrate; this would read better if we did not already know about World Bank plans for urbanisation, and the prior intention to force them into service to the Western economy. Development is not about benefiting these people - it was always about securing fresh supplies of cheap labour and outsourcing for lower production costs.

When the document talks about fighting human trafficking, are these really agreements to "help the victims of human trafficking," or they just agreements to repatriate illegal immigrants? Why are the priorities so heavily skewed towards stopping only the people-smugglers who help migrants to cross our borders, not stopping the worldÔs trade in forced, trafficked labour? Some commentators have claimed that there is more human slavery in the world today than at any point in history.

300,000 Indians and Bangladeshis used as slave-labour in Dubai alone? Or the trafficked workers exploited by US construction companies in Iraq?

Statewatch and the European Civil Liberties Network have written about how the EU has systematically criminalised legitimate refugees, riding roughshod over the protections guaranteed them in international law. The EU is becoming a militarised, "securitised," fortress state where human rights are being diminished and under threat.
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PostFri Apr 16, 2010 11:26 am » by Reinaul

Chomsky Warns Of Risk Of Fascism In America

I am not alone in warning about the rise of fascism in America. The PTB is deliberately driving the economy to the ground, much like Weimar Republic Germany and subsequently promote nationalism to lead the nation into World War! This is the ‘Nazification’ of America, the script is clearly pre WW2 Nazi Germany! Matthew Rothschild reports:

Noam Chomsky, the leading leftwing intellectual, warned last week that fascism may be coming to the United States.

“I’m just old enough to have heard a number of Hitler’s speeches on the radio,” he said, “and I have a memory of the texture and the tone of the cheering mobs, and I have the dread sense of the dark clouds of fascism gathering” here at home.

Chomsky was speaking to more than 1,000 people at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin, where he received the University of Wisconsin’s A.E. Havens Center’s award for lifetime contribution to critical scholarship. “The level of anger and fear is like nothing I can compare in my lifetime,” he said.

He cited a statistic from a recent poll showing that half the unaffiliated voters say the average tea party member is closer to them than anyone else. “Ridiculing the tea party shenanigans is a serious error,” Chomsky said.

Their attitudes “are understandable,” he said. “For over 30 years, real incomes have stagnated or declined. This is in large part the consequence of the decision in the 1970s to financialize the economy.”

There is class resentment, he noted. “The bankers, who are primarily responsible for the crisis, are now reveling in record bonuses while official unemployment is around 10 percent and unemployment in the manufacturing sector is at Depression-era levels,” he said. And Obama is linked to the bankers, Chomsky explained.

“The financial industry preferred Obama to McCain,” he said. “They expected to be rewarded and they were. Then Obama began to criticize greedy bankers and proposed measures to regulate them. And the punishment for this was very swift: They were going to shift their money to the Republicans. So Obama said bankers are “fine guys” and assured the business world: ‘I, like most of the American people, don’t begrudge people success or wealth. That is part of the free-market system.’

People see that and are not happy about it.” He said “the colossal toll of the institutional crimes of state capitalism” is what is fueling “the indignation and rage of those cast aside.” “People want some answers,” Chomsky said. “They are hearing answers from only one place: Fox, talk radio, and Sarah Palin.”

Chomsky invoked Germany during the Weimar Republic, and drew a parallel between it and the United States. “The Weimar Republic was the peak of Western civilization and was regarded as a model of democracy,” he said. And he stressed how quickly things deteriorated there.

“In 1928 the Nazis had less than 2 percent of the vote,” he said. “Two years later, millions supported them. The public got tired of the incessant wrangling, and the service to the powerful, and the failure of those in power to deal with their grievances.”

He said the German people were susceptible to appeals about “the greatness of the nation, and defending it against threats, and carrying out the will of eternal providence.” When farmers, the petit bourgeoisie, and Christian organizations joined forces with the Nazis, “the center very quickly collapsed,” Chomsky said. No analogy is perfect, he said, but the echoes of fascism are “reverberating” today, he said.

“These are lessons to keep in mind.”

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