Craig Murray: Torture and The "War on Terror"

<p>Craig Murray, an Atlantic Free Press contributor, once privileged career diplomat and ambassador now author of:</p>
<p><strong>Murder in Samarkand</strong> – A British Ambassador's Controversial Defiance of Tyranny in the War on Terror. (see the <a href="http://www.greenleft.org.au/2006/693/35980">review on Green Left weekly</a>)</p>
<p>Murray tells of his experiences with the Uzbek dictatorship (our allies in the, gulp, "War on Terror") one tributary in the flood of false intelligence about "Al Qaeda" and the fanciful "global terror conspiracy" US and UK leaders are so fond of talking about.</p>
<p>The attached 25min recording of Craig Murray's speech on Torture and The "War on Terror" was <a href="http://www.radio4all.net/index.php?op=program-info&amp;program_id=21316&amp;nav=&amp;">recorded by the London Sound Posse</a> at the Reclaim our Rights Conference, held on 6th December 2006 in London which was organised by <a href="http://www.campacc.org.uk/">CAMPACC</a> (Campaign Against Criminalising Communities).</p>

Send The Shrub Your Mail!

My dander is up like it hasn’t been for… a week… maybe less! This is the last straw… until the next one. I am outraged. George W. Bush has pulled another fast one on Congress and the American public.

You ever notice the insatiable appetite of the hard-core criminal. He is driven to commit new and more bizarre crimes. For the garden-variety crook, perpetrating new crimes is a necessary and heady stimulus… like good Tequila Boilermaker. Si! Tiempo para una mas tequila y cerveza!

Gorilla Radio – Ad Libs and Ned Djilali – January 22, 2007

Gorilla Radio for Monday, January 22, 2007

PEJ News – C. L. Cook – This week on GR: Professor Ned Djilali and the Common Energy promise at the University of Victoria; Janine Bandcroft on good things to get up to in and around Victoria in the coming week; and rants and raves from the Ape.

The Ticking Clock

by Tom Chartier<br><br>Mankind invented the damned thing and has used it twice. Sooner or later mankind will use it again. <br>
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We all know what the damned thing is, The Bomb. Despite <a href="http://www.fas.org/nuke/control/index.html">multifarious efforts</a> to <a href="http://www.atomicarchive.com/Docs/Deterrence/index.shtml">contain and control</a> nuclear weapons through a variety of treaties, the <a href="http://www.wagingpeace.org/articles/2002/03/00_krieger_stopping.htm">promise of a mushroom cloud</a> looms ominously on the horizon.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook- Mike Palecek J-9 Valerie Lannon Jan 16-06

Gorilla Radio for Monday, January 15th, 2007

PEJ News – C. L. Cook – This week on GR: Canadian journalist, commentator, author, and foreign policy analyst Eric S. Margolis and the blunders of Empire; Vancouver-based journalist and author, Monte Paulsen with solutions to Canada's burgeoning homelessness crisis; and, Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed on the good things to do in and around Victoria in the coming week.

Gorilla Radio – Laura Flanders (exrpt) – Ingmar Lee January 8, 2007

Gorilla Radio for Monday January 8, 2007

PEJ News – C. L. Cook – This week, Ingmar Lee returned with his family from India and South East Asia, on environment here, environment there. And, Janine Bandcroft bringing us up to speed with good things to do in and around Victoria, and more.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook – Eric S Margolis January 15th, 2007

Gorilla Radio for Monday, January 15th, 2007

PEJ News – C. L. Cook – This week on GR: Canadian journalist, commentator, author, and foreign policy analyst Eric S. Margolis and the blunders of Empire; Vancouver-based journalist and author, Monte Paulsen with solutions to Canada's burgeoning homelessness crisis; and, Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed on the good things to do in and around Victoria in the coming week.

Bush and the F – Word Part Two

The Bush administration’s overall record in 2006 was one of public manipulation for the benefit of crony capitalism and imperial overreach. Can the 110th Congress stop them in 2007?<br><br>

The pessimistic view is that Bush has nothing left to lose anyway, so will crash and burn the country in the next two years, much as he did many business ventures in the past.<br><br>

He’ll let the economy melt and watch as Americans struggle to stay afloat. He’ll attack Iran, increase troop presence in the Middle East and bring back the draft. He’ll roll back more civil rights in the name of national security, women’s rights in the name of God. He’ll pin all of the above on the Democrats come 2008.<br><br>

Pessimistic? Yes.

Bush and the F – Word Part one

by Heather Wokusch

It's not overstating the case to say that 2007 could be make or break for US democracy.<br><br>

The Bush administration's cutbacks and rollbacks in 2006 were so frequent and so egregious that many Americans stopped paying attention, gave up hope or else failed to see the onslaught as part of a larger pattern.<br><br>

Which brings up the f-word.

I Smell A Rat!

by Tom Chartier<br><br>

Can you smell it too? For a moment I thought it was the mangrove swamp.
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Time to find out what’s polluting the shades of America. It’s been stinking up the U.S…. and the world… for six years now. How could anybody miss it? It’s reeking to high Heaven. Behold: a monstrous Rodentia Giganticus that chews glass and eats its young.
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Folks, what we have here is a massive scam that’s just like all the others our government has been pulling on the taxpayers since… well, let’s just go back as far as 2000 when our Dear Leader, Bush 43 (George W. Bush), was handed the presidency by Bush 41’s (that would be Bush The First, George H.W.) supreme court.
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We have been — and are still being — scammed.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook – Mickey Z. live from TExas Jan. 1, 2007

Gorilla Radio for New Year's Day '007

C. L. Cook

PEJ News
January 1, 2007

Happy New Year, in keeping with a GR tradition, my first guest of this new year is the self-educated author, activist, martial artist, and vegan, New York City's own Mickey Z.

Mickey's book titles include: ‘The Seven Deadly Spins,’ ‘A Giant Mistake: Articles and Essays for Your Intellectual Self-Defence,’ and ‘The Murdering of My Years.’ and his latest, ‘50 American Revolutions You’re Not Supposed to Know: Reclaiming American Patriotism.’

According to Mickey's Cool Observer website, he enjoys sunsets, rainbows, and anarcho-syndicalism, but dislikes mean people, traffic, and factory farming. Mickey Z. in the first half.

Gorilla RAdio with Chris Cook – Jon Elmer live from Palestine Jan 1, 2007

PEJ News – C. L. Cook – This week on GR: author and activist, Mickey Z. on the year that was; Canadian journalist Jon Elmer reporting from occupied Palestine; and Janine Bandcroft on good things to do in and around Victoria in the coming week<br> <br>

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca He also serves as a contributing editor at the progressive web news site: http://www.pej.org. You can check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com <br> <br>

Gorilla Radio for New Year's Day '007 <br> <br>

C. L. Cook <br> <br>

PEJ News
January 1, 2007<br> <br>

Happy New Year, in keeping with a GR tradition, my first guest of this new year is the self-educated author, activist, martial artist, and vegan, New York City's own Mickey Z. <br> <br>

Mickey's book titles include: ‘The Seven Deadly Spins,’ ‘A Giant Mistake: Articles and Essays for Your Intellectual Self-Defence,’ and ‘The Murdering of My Years.’ and his latest, ‘50 American Revolutions You’re Not Supposed to Know: Reclaiming American Patriotism.’ <br> <br>

According to Mickey's Cool Observer website, he enjoys sunsets, rainbows, and anarcho-syndicalism, but dilikes mean people, traffic, and factory farming. Mickey Z. in the first half.<br> <br>

And, as we atone the sins of over-consumption this first day of the Christian new year, Palestinians continue to suffer in atonement for sins they never committed. <br> <br>

Yesterday I reached Canadian journalist and long-time friend of both the Palestinian struggle and creator of the website From Occupied Palestine, Jon Elmer. Jon is back in Gaza, reporting on developments there. <br> <br>

Jon Elmer in the second half.<br> <br>

And, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of the good things you can get up to in the coming week. <br> <br>

But first, the year that was with Mickey Z.

Roulette by Tom Chartier

International wheelings and dealings are like a complex game of poker where the nations playing don’t know how many cards are in the deck. Everybody hides aces up their sleeves. <br><br> Everybody bluffs. Double-dealing is rife. Some sit quietly with their poker faces and wait for the best time to call. Others posture and strut. Some players excel and some can’t tell their ace from a hole in the ground.