Israelis – Not Muslims – Cheered in Jersey City on 9/11

Israelis – Not Muslims – Cheered in Jersey City on 9/11

By Glen Ford

November 28, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – “BAR” – The corporate media don’t like Donald Trump. They used to like him a lot; in fact, Big Business Media are responsible for making this minor multi-millionaire into a household name. But Trump is on their hit list, nowadays, because the Republican presidential candidate insists on telling his own lies, rather than sticking to the list of official lies parroted by corporate media every minute of every day.

Donald Trump told a really “HUGE” – as he would put it – lie when he claimed to have watched thousands of Muslims cheering in Jersey City, New Jersey, as the World Trade Center came down on 9/11. Every corporate news outlet in the country rushed to debunk Trump’s fictitious account. The Washington Post  offered psychological theories for why Trump gets away with telling fantastic lies. The New York Times  said there was no evidence that Jersey City Muslims cheered the destruction on 9/11. CNN said it never happened. And, they were right.

However, by making only a partial correction of Donald Trump’s prevarication, the corporate media were telling their own lie about what happened on 9/11. There was, in fact, celebration in Jersey City on that fateful morning, and the incident did, briefly, make a major news splash. But the people doing the cheering weren’t Muslims: they were five young Israelis in a white moving van, who were observed in Liberty Park ecstatically taking pictures of themselves framed against the smoking ruins of the Twin Towers. As ABC News  reported, the five were later arrested at gunpoint near the New Jersey Giants football stadium. Most U.S. intelligence sources believed the men were Israeli spies, and that their “moving company” was an Israeli intelligence cover. They were detained for a while, and then deported.

“Who is the biggest liar?”

In the year before 9/11 scores of young Israelis posing as “art students” were arrested after penetrating U.S. Defense Department and other classified sites. Both stories made national news. The corporate media could not have avoided running across articles on the “cheering Israelis” when they set about debunking Donald Trump’s “cheering Muslims” account. But, not one of them dare to mention that, yes, some people were seen celebrating 9/11 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City.

I was in a different part of the park on 9/11 morning, alone except for two young Israelis  with very expensive cameras, carrying phony New Jersey press credentials, who claimed to be Polish but spoke Hebrew to each other. The two young men were giddy with joy at the destruction that the three of us were observing across the Hudson River.

Later that day, I learned from local and national news outlets about the five Israelis who were dancing with delight  about a mile upriver from me and the two other Israelis. Articles about Israelis celebrating 9/11 would have come up in any search to correct Donald Trump’s tall tale – but the corporate media kept that part of the story from the public. They censored their own correction of Donald Trump. So, who is the biggest liar? Trump, who lies to advance his own personal interests, or the U.S. corporate media, who lie to the people on behalf of the State of Israel, and Zionism.

For Black Agenda Radio, I’m Glen Ford. On the web, go to http://www.blackagendareport.com/israelis_cheered_9/11

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tomie jones says our pet zionist jew will not be happy about this ,yet more conspiracy theories becoming FACT. He wants all people making conspiracy theories arrested . Mind you believe this guy do  you got faith in him ,he backs trump for president of u s a !He changes his opinion more times than i change my underwear.He originally supported the tories and DAVID CAMERON now he is slagging them off. Oh  was anti putin now he is pro putin because he is sorting out i sis, yet in the next breath he says Israel are going to sort out i sis .Now i sis is killing off the top men in hamas and he claims the israelis will go in and rescue the palestinians ,hahahahahahahahahaha sorry cannot help laughing we all know now Israel and the u s a have been in bed with i sis from the start.GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER YOU LOOK AS FOOLISH AS TRUMP AND THAT IS WHAT BOTH OF YOU OUR HOT FOUL SMELLING HOT AIR A PAIR OF TRUMPS .

Israel LIES AND DECEITS


I always wonder why SO called Isis never attack ISRAEL….. BUT Israel and America are Allies, Drinking buddies, bed mates, and Brothers in Arms…… Y The whole middle east on fire……except ISRAEL….They will go all over the middle east / Africa but never touch ISRAEL ??? .

Israel 3 billion a year from the u s a isis not even a pebble is thrown at Israel .

WHY I AM ON THE BRINK OF BURNING MY ISRAELI PASSPORT BY MIRA BAR HILLEL

can no longer stand by while Israeli politicians like Ayelet Shaked condone the deaths of innocent Palestinian women and childrenLeft: Palestinians carry the body of three-year-old Mohammed Mnassrah; Right: Ayelet Shaked, a member of the Jewish Home party in Israel's KnessetLeft: Palestinians carry the body of three-year-old Mohammed Mnassrah; Right: Ayelet Shaked, a member of the Jewish Home party in Israel’s Knesset EPA / Mohammed Saber (Left) Wikimedia Commons

She is young. She is pretty. She is a university graduate and a computer engineer. She is also an Israeli Parliamentarian – and the reason why I am on the brink of burning my Israeli passport. Because behind that wide-eyed innocent face lurks the Angel of Death.

Ayelet Shaked represents the far-right Jewish Home party in the Knesset. This means she is well to the right of Benyamin Netanyahu, just in case you thought such a thing was not possible.

On Monday she quoted this on her Facebook page:  “Behind every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage in terrorism. They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.”

A week earlier, just before 17-year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair was snatched and burned alive, Shaked wrote: “This is not a war against terror, and not a war against extremists, and not even a war against the Palestinian Authority. The reality is that this is a war between two people. Who is the enemy? The Palestinian people. Why? Ask them, they started it.”

So even before the boy died horribly she declared him to be the enemy, and afterwards, without any apparent hint of guilt or remorse, she was calling for the deaths of innocent women and their unborn babies.

She made me think about my mother’s sister Klara and her three small children who were living in Krakow in 1939 when the Germans invaded. They decided that the Jews – all Jews – were the enemy and had to be eliminated, not least the women and the little snakes they were raising. “Why? Ask them – they started it”, as the Nazis would say if asked.

I never met Klara or her children who had perished by 1942. I did meet my uncle Romek, who survived by working in Oskar Schindler’s factory, and his wife Yetti who survived because she spoke good German and was able to pretend she was a fine German woman who had kicked out her Polish Jewish husband, as she smiled prettily at every Nazi she came across.

Turkey’s Erodgan Owes Syria $100Bn For Stolen Oil: Turkey & Israel Owes Iraq $1.5 Trillion For Stolen Kirkuk Oil.

Turkey’s Erodgan Owes Syria $100Bn For Stolen Oil: Turkey & Israel Owes Iraq $1.5 Trillion For Stolen Kirkuk Oil.

Erbil Turkey Ceyhan Israel Oil 4

Over the last two weeks, Russia has been destroying the “living pipeline” that has allowed Turkey to steal tens of millions of barrels of Syrian crude oil, much of it at peak market prices, while only paying their ISIS allies a pittance.

This process isn’t new. Turkey did this all during the Bush era, having cut a deal with US “manager” Paul Bremmer, a deal VT insiders helped manage for Bremmer and that I was witness to personally.

The game involved playing [Baghdad, Iraq] against [E(I)rbil, Iraq In The Kurdistan Region] and bleeding off oil revenues from the Kirkuk Oil Fields, largest oil reserves in the world, as they moved by pipeline through Kurdistan and into Turkey.

  1. Fractional Reserve Banking Is Pure Fraud: Indebting Iraq Financial System By Rothschild & J.P. Morgan.
  2. General Michael Flynn US Intelligence Confirms U.S. Support Of ISIS: Splitting Iraq For Israel aka Rothschild.
  3. Iraq Must Stay Divided & Isolated From Its Regional Environment: Israeli Minister of Internal Security Shin Bet aka; ISIS.

American Tankers loading up in Ceyhan, Turkey to deliver stolen oil toIsrael.

Report: Israel Importing Three-Quarters of its Oil from Kurdistan

There they were offloaded onto American tankers in the Mediterranean where these huge ships, largest in the world, were filled with oil but it was never recorded and the oil never paid for.

Mitt Romney ~ President Of Bain Company Who Funneled Money For NWO Through Their Banking System.

Turkey got their cut, certain Turkish naval officers became fabulously wealthy while the Bush cabal poured billions into their Cayman offshore accounts managed by Bain Capital.

During the Bush era “War on Terror,” up to 40% of Iraqi crude oil, up to half of what was sent through Turkey on the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline was stolen.

Our investigations between 2005-7 which included meetings between Gordon Duff and Iraqi and Kurdish leaders in both Erbil and Tikrit covered this issue.

Vladimir Putin accused Turkey of allowing ISIS Terrorists to run a “living oil pipe” across its border as he upped the ante in the row over the downing of a Russian jet.

The Russian President said that reconnaissance footage, shared with world leaders at the G20 summit earlier this month, showed that oil was being smuggled through terrorist-held areas in Syria into Turkey “day and night”.

There were “vehicles, carrying oil, lined up in a chain going beyond the horizon”, he claimed.

Speaking after talks at the Kremlin with the French President Francois Hollande, Putin accused Ankara of false naivety over ISIS’s huge oil operation.

“Let’s assume that Turkey’s political leadership knows nothing about it – it’s theoretically possible, albeit hard to believe,” he said. “There may be elements of corruption and insider deals. They should deal with it.”

Putin has gone for the jugular after the Turkish military shot down the Russian SU-24 jet after accusing it of violating its airspace during an operation in northern Syria. The incident is thought to be the first time in 50 years that a NATO member has downed a Russian plane.

Turkey is acutely sensitive to claims that it is turning a blind eye to ISIS, a view held not only by Russia but also by Western states who believe that Turkey has not done enough to prevent terrorists from slipping across its 500-mile border with Syria; timesofindia.indiatimes.com reported.

Putin: ISIS Huge Oil Pipe line Result of Ankara Naivety

Russian airstrikes destroy 472 terrorist targets in Syria in 48 hours, 1,000 oil tankers in 5 days

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Around 500 fuel tanker vehicles transporting illegal oil from Syria to Iraq for processing have been destroyed by Russia’s Air Forces, the General Staff said.

“In recent years, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and other extremist groups have organized the operations of the so-called ‘pipeline on wheels’ on the territories they control,” Russian General Staff spokesman Colonel General Andrey Kartapolov said.

Hundreds of thousands of tons of fuel have been delivered to Iraq for processing by trucks and the revenue generated from these illegal exports is the one of the terrorists’ main sources of funding, he said.

A Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber of the Russian Aerospace Forces during a combat flight to strike the Islamic State infrastructure facilities in Syria by OFAB-25-270 fragmentation high explosive bombs. © Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation / RIA Novosti

The spokesman displayed images showing convoys comprised of hundreds of vehicles transporting oil to back his assertion.

“In just the first few days, our aviation has destroyed 500 fuel tanker trucks, which greatly reduced illegal oil export capabilities of the militants and, accordingly, their income from oil smuggling,” Kartapolov stressed.

The spokesman also said that the Russian military has begun developing proposals for joint military action with the French Navy against the terrorists in accordance with an order by President Vladimir Putin.

“This joint work will begin after the arrival of aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to the Syrian shores,” Kartapolov explained.

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Russia has been bombing Islamic State and other terror groups in Syria since September 30 at the official request of country’s president, Bashar Assad.

On Tuesday November 17, 2015, Russia’s fleet of 25 long-range bombers joined Su-34, Su-25, and Su-24M warplanes conducting operations in Syria to double the number of airstrikes against the militants.

US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 “Victim Nations” Since World War II

Russia Today

A Russian Tupolev 95 long-range bomber launches a massive air strike on the Islamic State infrastructure in Syria. © Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation

On the day Moscow officially confirmed a terrorist attack as the cause of last month’s downing of a passenger plane in Egypt, the Russian military hit over 200 terrorist targets in Syria in 127 sorties.

800,000 Syrian Refugees Returning Home To Syria!

The escalated Russian operation involved not only warplanes flying from an airfield near Latakia, but also strategic bombers operating from Russian territory.

On Tuesday, Russian warplanes conducted 127 sorties and hit 206 targets, a source in the Russian defense ministry told RT.

Russian strategic bombers such as Tu-22M3s, Tu-95MCs and Tu-160s were previously used for patrol missions as part of Russia’s nuclear deterrence. Their deployment in a conventional armed conflict marks an evolution in Russian military tactics.

It was also the first time Russia used in combat a new air-to-surface missile, KR Kh 101/102, which has been in service since 2012 but was not shown in public before. The missile can be seen inside a bomber bay in a video released by the defense ministry. RT

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The Obama negotiations with Iran came with a reduction to their oil output. Russia & Iran I believe will not abide by this and nor should they, but for now it keeps Israel & U.S. stymied and w/o international cause.

Oil from the Kurdistan region is being funneled into Turkey then to Israel. Obama has given Netanyahu $40 Billion USD to purchase this oil
and profits are smuggled to the M.B. via Golan Heights area. Russia is bombing the M.B. terrorists around Golan Heights. Obama & Nety are
working for the same side [NWO Bankers] and they are furious. Bagdad is also furious about Kurdistan [corrupt government] smuggling oil to Turkey

So with Bagdad upset over the corrupt in Kurdistan is a good sign. But there are still many corrupt in Bagdad. Waiting to see if Abadi is different
~ he was Maliki’s advisor in the old regime remember and trained in Britain for 20 years.

International bankers are desperate as Putin has now checkmated their NWO.

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zionism=nazism hitler=nathanyahu

Israel. Zionism = nazism 512

Increasingly, on the social media, the better informed  people are drawing analogies between Zionism and Nazis, between Hitler and Netanyahu, in what must be the biggest ongoing Godwin of all time. Also 43 Nazi genocide survivors and over 200 decendants have signed an open letter and taken an advert in the New York Times accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza. One Auschwitz survivor, Hajo Meyer, said “If we want to stay really human beings, we must get up and call the Zionists what they are: Nazi criminals” and that hate of the Jews by the Germans “was less deeply rooted than the hate of the Palestinians by the Israeli Jews” and “The brainwashing of the Jewish Israeli populations is going on for over sixty years. They cannot see a Palestinian as a human being”. This is deeply troubling, so before we go any further it is worth making a few very important points.

  • Zionism and Judaism are utterly, completely seperate things. Very many Jews are not Zionists. Very many Jews hate and abhor what the Zionists are doing in their name. Just as many Germans hated Nazism.
  • Criticising Zionism is not anti-Semitism. The Hasbara propagandists try all the time to make this false connection. Basically they are saying that if you criticise the actions of a political movement then you are a racist. Just one of their very many lies.
  • Israel’s current actions have created a huge wave of anti-Semitism worldwide, with some people seeking revenge. This is very wrong and not very clever. Racism against Jews is abhorrent. However boycotting Israeli goods to bring economic pressure on their government is an excellent idea.

Now we have have got that clear we should look at the various areas where comparisons can be drawn. But first remember the scale, Israel has just 8 million people and is just 8,000 square miles. Nazi Germany at its height contained hundreds of millions of people and encompassed a great deal of Europe.

  • Stealing land from other people. To the Nazis this was the policy of  Lebensraum, creating a 1,000 year Reich on land to the East.  As I have pointed out in an earlier article the Zionists have the concept of a greater Israel, this is realised by stealing land from the Palestinians. But they also steal from all Israel’s neighbours, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. So now the state of Israel contains huge tracts of land that belonged to other countries, and within Israel we have gone from most land being Palestinian in 1946 to nearly all the land being Jewish now. Theft on an immense scale. Many Zionists take the Book of Genesis seriously when it says: “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates”, aGreater Israel. We should be very worried about this. Some conspiracy theories think that ISIS is a Mossad creation to destroy national boundaries and governments, facilitating Zionist expansion.
  • Racial purity and superiority. This is the German “Master Race” or “Herrenvolk” philosophy that saw all other races as inferior or sub-human. The idea that they were Supermen or Übermensch was deeply rooted in German culture. Zionists in turn have the deeply rooted concept of chosenness, that they have been chosen, for a purpose, to have a covenant with God. And that everyone else hasn’t. Zionism is fundamentally racist, its basic tenent is that Israel is a homeland for the Jews, not for any lesser race. Jewish people in Israel are educated and brought up to believe that Palestinians are second class human beings. Yet with the wonders of modern genetics we now know that Jews and Palestinians are pretty much the same people! Just divided by their religion.
  • Ethnic cleansing and Eugenics. This was a core concept of Nazism, they sought to populate Europe with a racially pure master race. So they slaughtered 6 million Jews, 3 million Soviet POWs, 2 million Poles, and around quarter of a million each of Gypsies and disabled people.Starting in 1937 the Zionist Irgun terrorists had a policy of massacring Palestinians and they carried out many such acts. They stopped for WW2 and then between 1945 and 1948 they carried out a lot more. No wonder the neighbouring Arab states tried to put a stop to this when Israel was made independent in 1948. After winning this war the Israelis ethnically cleansed 700,000 Palestinians, mostly by clearing them off the land, but there were many massacres. Now they have forced most Palestinans into two small areas, Gaza and the West Bank, but they continue to nibble land from these and to run a continuous policy of brutal suppression. Over the last 14 years the Israelis have killed an average of one Palestinian child every four days. In 2013 it was revealed that the Israeli government was running a secret programme to inject birth control into black Jews from Ethiopia, vastly reducing their birth rate. Eugenics in the modern age. But the foundation of the state of Israel was based on Eugenic thinking.
  • Abusing democracy. Hitler never won a majority. He became Chancellor of a coalition government after running a low level civil war.He then seized dictatorship power on the pretext of the Reichstag fire. In the last Israeli election Likud got only 23% of the vote. So Netanyau formed a coalition including The Jewish home Party who believe that Jews are divinely commanded to retain control over Israel and who are big promoters of the settler movement, which steals Palestinian land. Israel is hardly democratic, with the tail wagging the dog. But then there is the large scale gerrymandering. Of the state of Israel’s 8 million population 6 million are Jews and 1.6 million are called “Arabs”. But there are over 4 million Palestinians ethnically cleansed into the West Bank and Gaza with no vote in Israeli elections. So Israel is a very long way from being a representative democracy.
  • Use of Concentration camps. “A place which a government uses to keep people who are either against that government or who it thinks are too dangerous to remain free. Sometimes these are called internment camps, where a large number of people are put in prison without a trial”. The USA used these to suppress the Native Indian tribes. The British used them in South Africa as a tool to win the Boer War. Then Hitler used them in Germany to take his opponents out of circulation, 3.5 million Germans spent time in one of these camps. The Germans also had death or extermination camps for the industrialised implementation of the Holocaust. There is no doubt that Gaza is a concentration camp (some might say that it is now a death camp), the biggest ever in history with 1.8 million inmates, it fits the definition perfectly. These people are deprived of their basic human rights, they cannot leave the place. All Hamas want is to restore these rights.
  • Use of lies and propaganda. This is a subtle craft. It involves crafting everything you say in order to manipulate the thoughts and ideas of hundreds of millions of people, so that what they end up believing is not the truth. Under Dr. Joseph Goebbels and Germany’s Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda this was developed into a subtle and all pervasive art. Israel have learned from this and you really cannot believe a single word their Government or the IDF say. For instance they knew that shelling Gaza would cause a lot of civilian casualties, so they lied and said that Hamas was using human shields, thus transferring the blame for deaths to Hamas. In fact it is the IDF that has consistently used Human Shields for many years. Another time they broke a ceasefire to try and kill a Hamas leader, Mohammed Deif, at home, they destroyed his home, killing his wife and children (but not him), and they lied that it was Hamas that broke the ceasefire. The IDF repeatedly talk about the precision of their strikes. But look at the photographs of the destruction. The fact is that Israel doesn’t have the aircraft or the money to use F16s and JDAMs except for a relatively small number of targets. The vast majority of the attack is with old fashioned artillery, which isn’t a precision weapon, to flatten whole districts. And so it goes on, a barrage of lies, even Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper, has written about this. What makes it worse is that most of the World’s media report these lies as news. In the USA the Fox News channel further embroiders them so that tens of millions of Americans have an utterly false idea of what is happening in Israel, their heads are full of lies. To further compound matters there is Hasbara, volunteer Zionists all over the world, thousands of them. They use a provided script to distribute the Zionist lies all over the social media. In comparison Hamas has nothing. There are a few people inside Gaza Tweeting events, but sometimes they have no electrical power or the internet is cut off. So the truth hardly gets out.
  • Collective punishment. Firstly it is important to note that this is illegal under the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949. Nazis did it a lot. For every German killed by a Pole 100 to 400 Poles were shot. In France they burned down the village of  Maillé and killed 124 inhabitants, 48 of whom were children, in reprisal for resistance activity. The IDF, as we are seeing, acts in exactly the same way. In less volatile times they still do it. If a child is caught throwing stones they bulldoze the family home. Thousands of homes have been destroyed for this and similar reasons. IDF actually has a formal strategy for collective punishment, called the Dahiya Doctrine, which they follow. Deliberately killing children and medical workers, destroying water and electric power distribution, bombing places of work and hospitals. All this is planned and part of policy.
  • Militarisation of the State. In Germany there was a huge limitation, imposed by the Versailles Treaty, on what equipment their military could have and how big their armed forces could be. Once Hitler got these out of the way he fashioned a society built round the military, from the Hitler Youth through to the grand military uniforms many people wore the idea was to invoke a warrior state. They turned an Olympic Games into a military ceremony. Today Israel is ranked as the most militarised nation in the world. There is no real need for this, they are very many times more powerful than all their neighbours put together. It is largely paid for by American taxpayers and donors. When you visit Israel soldiers are everywhere because nearly everyone is conscripted. And when they leave the military they remain in the reserves, in a high state of readiness. Militarisation is built into the everyday life of every Israeli in an all pervading manner that would be unthinkable anywhere else on earth. It is truly disturbing to see a society based on this, where the IDF has immense power over everyone’s lives.

There is far more, in fact there is easily a book or two in this. The article above contains many links that provide evidence and background reading. Please click through these if you want to build a broader picture for yourself. You can build your own ideas of how similar Nazism and Zionism are, but the facts above seem very compelling. Also remember that Zionism is not Judaisim and that anti-Semitism is always utterly unacceptable It is bad enough for our planet that Zionism is so shamefully racist against Palestinians. They seem to have no moral compass.

wht a load of crap when the u s a says the land of the free, it never was and is not now .wake up the only true americans are the native americans the rest of you are migrants.whether forced into slavery as the black man was or free whitemen ..

I grew up in the middle of White America in the 1950s —- Minnesota. My consciousness began to expand when I married a Hispanic in New Mexico. My understanding about the pernicious racist ideology in America has grown slowly (too slowly) over the past 60 years. White privilege comes with blindfolds. Time to take them off.

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Is today’s generation just as racist

LORA LUCERO THE VOICE THAT IS OUT THERE.

Worker-owned co-ops? Public banks? Community-supported agriculture? Yes, please!

Here at YES!, we’ve written about every strategy we can find for building a fairer economy, from the investment cooperative reviving a neighborhood in northeast Minneapolis to Nebraska’s public ownership of all energy utilities. We find inspiration in neighbors, local governments, or small businesses taking risks and building a “new economy” of alternatives to our current system.

The project created jobs for about 0.78 percent of the local population—a small but significant bump in employment.

However, the stories usually end there, and larger questions remain. Are the business models of those publicly owned utilities in Nebraska replicable in other states? What impact are they having on energy costs? Exactly how much of a difference do these projects make?

Usually, the academic community takes the lead when it comes to rigorous analysis and evaluation of new ideas. But, in this case, that hasn’t really been happening. “Most economic traditions tend to focus on analyzing and interpreting how capitalism works,”activist Keith Harrington has said, “while neglecting the need to develop ideas for alternative systems.”

On February 17, the E3 Network, an alliance of more than 300 progressive economists, took a step toward filling that gap. They released a group of case studies that aim to improve our understanding of exactly how well these ideas and institutions work and to assess their potential to spread. The authors studied not only common economic indicators of success, like increased income, but also social and environmental impacts, like reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Here are five stats that show what these new economy projects have already accomplished, as well as two questions that explore the implications of the case studies’ findings.

156: Number of new jobs created by a partnership in Cleveland

The Greater University Circle Initiative is an economic development project in which three of Cleveland’s largest institutions collaborate to benefit the residents of poor neighborhoods nearby. Case Western Reserve University, University Hospital, and the Cleveland Clinic partner with the Cleveland Foundation and local nonprofits to make sure that they are contributing to the local economy.

Researchers Julia Poznik, Jonathan Ramse, and Ruchira Sen explain how the initiative works with those three institutions to train and employ low-income residents, support affordable housing, and provide funding for arts and culture projects.

Since its founding, the initiative’s projects have created 156 new jobs—including ones at a café, restaurant, composting company, and other startups. That’s about 0.78 percent of the local population—a small but significant bump in employment. And the initiative also placed more than 500 residents of low-income neighborhoods into jobs at the hospital, university, and clinic.

18 percent: Increase in mean income over 12 years in a Vermont town that’s a local food hub

In Hardwick, Vermont, five large local agribusinesses work together with the nonprofit Center for Agricultural Economy and 200 smaller farmers and food producers to create a burgeoning agricultural industry. Researcher Kathryn Olsen found that this economic activity contributed to an increase of 18 percent in mean household income between 2000 and 2012. That’s in contrast to the statewide figure, which saw a decline of 2.3 percent.

 

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$1.25 million: Amount of public investment brought to a Portland neighborhood through an organization of neighbors

Verde, a group of activists and residents from the diverse neighborhood of Cully, built a park in their historically underserved area of Portland. Researchers Noah Enelow and Taylor Hesselgrave found that Verde’s organizing efforts played an essential role in bringing in $1.25 million from Portland Parks and Recreation to support the project.

Verde’s own fundraising campaign raised an additional $2 million for the park, which includes baseball fields, walking paths, and a community garden. Verde’s organizers say that sustainability is an anti-poverty strategy for them. The park is a part of that, but their plan also includes launching businesses like a landscaping company, a plant nursery, and a weatherization contractor, all of which will employ Cully residents.

 

Heating system. Photo courtesy of the City of Vancouver.

56 percent: Estimated decrease in CO2 emissions in one Vancouver neighborhood after changing to a heating system powered partly by sewage

Researcher Marc Lee estimates that the False Creek neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, decreased its greenhouse gas emissions by between 56 and 77 percent in 2012. That year, False Creek switched from a heating utility system powered completely by natural gas to one that recovers heat from the sewage system.

 

5 million tons: Estimated weight of the goods diverted from waste by the sharing platform Craigslist in 2014

For a case study examining sharing-economy platforms like Couchsurfing and NeighborGoods, researcher Anders Fremstad estimated that Craigslist diverted 5 million tons of goods like toasters, couches, or luggage from being thrown away. Instead, these products were sold or given to new owners.

And then, our two questions:

Question 1: How can community-supported agriculture projects support a living wage for farmers but remain affordable?

Mark Paul interviewed 16 farmers who run community-supported agriculture (CSA) projects in western Massachusetts. The researchers found that although these farms’ annual incomes were about $1,280 higher than the national average, the farmers still did not make a living wage. They were caught in a struggle between paying themselves and their workers fairly and pricing CSA shares more cheaply in order to make fresh, local food accessible to more people.

Paul suggests changes to U.S. agricultural policy, which has historically favored large-scale operations.

Question 2: Should we regulate the sharing economy? And if so, how?

In Fremstad’s study on the sharing economy, he points out that Craigslist and NeighborGoods are lowering the cost of selling or pooling resources. For example, it’s now cheaper and more convenient to sell your couch on Craigslist than to put it in the classifieds of the local newspaper. He argues that these services are so useful to society that they have become “fundamentally public goods,” and that governments should consider providing some funding to them “in exchange for more democratic decision-making.”

Correction: This article originally referred to the E3 Network as the Future Economy Network, and misspelled Anders Fremstad’s name. These errors have been corrected.

NOT A MENTION OF PALESTINE OR ZIONIST YIDS, SO LORA LUCERO THANK YOU FOR THIS POSTING AND MAURICE BOLAND YOU CAN JUST  SHUT THE FUCK UP. WHY ?’BECAUSE IT IS NOT YOUR BUSINESS.WHAT IS MORE YOUR FIELD IS THE VOICE OR B HAS TALENT OR COME DANCING , OH YES MAURICE WHAT IS WHITE AND SHOOTS ACROSS THE BALLROOM FLOOR ? THINK MY LITTLE IRISH ZIONIST TELL US ALL THE ANSWER.

donald sutherland explains the real meaning of the hunger games

There are some inside Hollywood, who are trying to wake up the world – Donald Sutherland is one of them.

“The young people who see this film must recognize that for the future ‘blind faith in their leaders,’ as Bruce Springsteen said, ‘will get you dead.’”
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Hollywood actor, Donald Sutherland just dropped a bombshell on the military industrial complex. Sutherland, who plays President Coriolanus Snow in the blockbuster movie series Hunger Games, was recently asked what the movie was really about – he held no punches in his answer.

“If there’s any question as to what it’s an allegory for I will tell you.

It is the powers that be in the United States of America.

It’s profiteers.

War is for profit. It’s not “to save the world for democracy” or “for king and country.”

No, bulls**t.

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It’s for the profit of the top 10%, and the young people who see this film must recognize that for the future ‘blind faith in their leaders,’ as Bruce Springsteen said, “will get you dead.”

Those who are awake to the war machine, and have watched the movies or read the books, have undoubtedly seen the underlying anti-establishment theme within. However, those who do not notice it should heed Sutherland’s words.

It is no question that war is for the profit of very few people. In fact, as the famous, two-time Medal of Honor recipient, Major General Smedley Butler of the USMC said:

“WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

In the World War [I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows.

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How many of these war millionaires shouldered a rifle? How many of them dug a trench? How many of them knew what it meant to go hungry in a rat-infested dug-out? How many of them spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? How many of them parried a bayonet thrust of an enemy? How many of them were wounded or killed in battle?”

Sutherland does get one thing wrong, however, and that is the percentage that he assigns to those who profit from war. It is nowhere near 10% as he states. Those who profit from war, as Smedley Butler points out above, are a tiny group of people. The ruling elite. More like the .0001 %.

It’s the weapons manufacturers, the arms dealers, the inside politicians, and the state itself. Everyone else involved in war, including those who die for it, are merely pawns. They are cogs in the machine whose only purpose is to spread death and destruction.

Please share this article and video so that others, who may have missed the point of this movie series, may see its true purpose – calling out the elite for the criminals that they are.

h/t information liberation