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Archive for March 16th, 2007

Meet Me In The Street Tomorrow (4th Anniversary Iraq War Protest)

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 16th, 2007 6:11 am by HL

I’ll be there with a sign that on one side has a big green pic of Bush that says “Making a Killing.” The other side has The Hollywood Liberal written out (Its the one in the pic below.) If you see it stop by and say hi.


March 17 Mass Anti-War Protest in
Los Angeles
4th
Anniversary of the Iraq War – Stop the War!
Live Concert by Ozomatli & Performance by Jackson Browne

Saturday, March 17, 12 noon
Gather at Hollywood & Vine, Los Angeles (at Red Line Metro stop) March to Hollywood & Highland for Rally

For more info call 323-464-1636 or email

answerla@answerla.org
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Momentum
for the March 17 mass anti-war protest in Los Angeles is
building every day. On March 17, many tens of thousands of
people will assemble at 12 noon on the corner of Hollywood and
Vine and then march through Hollywood. March 17 is the 4th
anniversary of the illegal Iraq war. We’ll demand "U.S. Out of
Iraq Now!" at this critical time.

The rally will feature live performances from the
Grammy-winning band Ozomatli and the legendary Jackson Browne, a
member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
There will also be
celebrities, community leaders and activists and much more.


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organizing centers in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada and
New Mexico are mobilizing transportation to the LA protest.
People are bringing buses, vans, carpools and "peace trains."
Many thousands more will come on their own in cars and on public
transportation. Students are also taking a leadership role in
mobilizing for the LA protest. Students from 60 schools are
actively building March 17.

March 17 in LA will be
coordinated with a national march on the Pentagon in Washington,
D.C., and other regional actions. The ANSWER Coalition initiated
March 17 nationally; more than 2,000 groups and individuals have
endorsed, including Cindy Sheehan, Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic,
Academy Award-winning director Paul Haggis, Congresswoman Maxine
Waters, United Teachers Los Angeles, Office of the Americas,
Veterans for Peace, African Americans Against the War and many
others. A large, broad coalition of progressive organizations is
building the LA protest.

The LA March 17 protest will be the largest outpouring of
anti-war sentiment in the city in recent years.
Be a part of
this historic action. People are sick and tired of the war and
Bush administration’s lies. As U.S. troops and innocent Iraqi’s
die in a colonial war, people at home lack healthcare, jobs and
necessary social services. Not one more person should have to
die in this illegal, unjust war.


Can You Trust The Confession Of The Guy You Just Tortured?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 16th, 2007 5:50 am by HL


Can Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s ‘tortured’ testimony be trusted?

Raw Story
Excerpt:
Let’s talk about the issue of torture,” NBC’s Matt Lauer said. “He says in his statement that he didn’t make this statement under duress or pressure, but he does also say that he was tortured by the CIA after his capture.”

Last September, CIA sources told ABC News that the harshest technique they were authorized to use on “high-value detainees, such as the 9/11 attacks architect Khalid Sheikh Mohamed…was called ‘water boarding,’ in which a prisoner’s face was covered with cellophane, and water is poured over it (pictured above) — meant to trigger an unbearable gag reflex…”

Lauer notes that “this is a subject” that he discussed during a September of 2006 interview with President Bush, in which he asked, “I mean, if, in fact, there was water boarding used with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and for the viewers, that’s basically when you strap someone to a board and you make them feel as if they’re going to drown by putting them underwater, if that was legal and within the law, why couldn’t you do it at Guantanamo? Why did you have to go to a secret location around the world?”

“I’m not going to talk about techniques,” Bush responded to Lauer in September. “And, I’m not going explain to the enemy what we’re doing.


Important: Huge Problem with KSM Confession

At Largely
Excerpt:
In his confession, KSM claims:

“I was responsible for planning, training, surveying, and financing for the New (or Second) Wave of attacks against the following skyscrapers after 9/11: …Plaza Bank, Washington state”

The Plaza Bank was not founded until 2006 according to their official Web site:

” Founded in early 2006, with a vision of creating the leading commercial bank in the Pacific Northwest, Plaza Bank’s story quickly captured the hearts and passion of some of the region’s leading business minds. From Jack Creighton, former CEO of Weyerhaeuser and United Airlines, to former Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez, and nationally acclaimed salon operator Gene Juárez, the story of a bank founded to bring “class to the mass” simply could not be contained.”

I think we can say for quite certain that whomever is being held as KSM was either caught recently or that his entire confession is a fraud.

HLs Take:
I always thought waterboarding was where they lay you on a tilting board with your head above a big barrell of water, when you don’t talk they tilt the board so your head is under water. Never heard of the putting cellophane over the mouth trick before. Either way everyone must have known immediately that these “confessions” are just one more way for the Bush administration to get there own scandals and crimes out of the headlines, at least for one more day. Besides I thought it was Bin Laden that did all these crimes. Too bad Bush isn’t concerned with old “Uncle Osama”