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Syriza Won by Being the Opposite of Occupy Anarchists: Mass Traction Anti-Austerity Economic Demands, New Deal for Greece and All of Europe, Write Down Athens’ Debt by 50%, No Big Global Warming Drama, Open to Infrastructure, Not Slave of Left-Right Paradigm, Capable of Principled Alliances on Path to Power

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
INNINN World Report with Tom Kiely
January 29, 2015

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Tax Wall Street Party Leaders Meeting Near Washington DC Send Warmest Congratulations to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the Syriza Party on Their Landmark Anti-Austerity Election Victory

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
TARPLEY.netTARPLEY.net
January 27, 2015


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January 25, 2015
Washington, DC

The United Front Against Austerity (UFAA) and the Tax Wall Street Party (TWSP) send greetings and congratulations to Alexis Tsipras, the Syriza Party, and its leadership on their world historic victory in today’s election.

Syriza’s program to reject austerity and restore Greek social justice, and its determination to remain within the European Union are a beacon and example for other EU member nations.

With Syriza, hope, dignity, and development return to the cradle of our civilization in Hellas, and we of UFAA and the Tax Wall Street Party rejoice.

In solidarity,

Daniela Walls
Chairwomen Tax Wall Street Party

http://taxwallstreetparty.org/
http://againstausterity.org/

 

Address of Anti-Austerity Solidarity to US United Front Against Austerity, New York City, October 30, 2012 by Prof. Yanis Varoufakis — Varoufakis Is Now Finance Minister of Greece for Syriza — Congratulations!

Broadcast to UFAA founding event on October 30, 2012

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
TARPLEY.netTARPLEY.net
January 27, 2015

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Russia, Belarus, France, Greece – The World Rebels Against Wall Street Rule

Webster G. Tarpley Ph.D.
WBAI.org — Guns and Butter with Bonnie Faulkner
January 21, 2015

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Massive Upvaluation of Swiss Franc Stuns Wall Street and London; Extent of Damage to US Zombie Banks Not Yet Fully Known; Heralds Acute Phase in Breakdown Crisis of Globalization; Currency Predators Eye Danish Crown; Syriza Launches Salonika Program to Save Greek Working People; House Democratic Leadership Concedes 0.1% Wall Street Sales Tax on Stocks; Petraeus Facing Indictment, ISIS Czar Allen Next; CIA-FBI Hype Terror to Chill Anti-Austerity Resistance from Greece to Ohio; Judge in Pinkney Case Punts, Delays Sentencing Due to “Letters and Publicity”

Including Interviews with Michael Chiotinis in Athens and Daniela Walls, Chairwoman of The Tax Wall Street Party

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
TARPLEY.net – World Crisis Radio
January 17, 2015

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Petraeus and Broadwell
Former CIA boss and CENTCOM Commander Gen.David Petraeus, who resigned in disgrace in November 2012 after it was revealed he had transmitted top-secret information to his adoring campaign biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell (on right). Despite huge efforts by McCain-faction Republicans, neocons and his fellow Bonapartists to keep him above the law, news reports indicate that Petraeus will soon be indicted under the Espionage Act of 1917, which has been widely used of late against leakers and whistleblowers. Petraeus’ close associate is Marine Gen. John Allen, who conducted a massive email correspondence with the garrison belle of CENTCOM in Tampa, the Lebanese-American socialite Jill Kelly. Will Allen, now the ISIS Czar, also be indicted?

Alexis TsiprasNervousness in the Anglo-American financier elite is growing as Greece approaches national parliamentary elections on Sunday, January 25. Reuters is reporting a Jan. 17 poll by Metron Analysis showing Syriza and its leading candidate Alexis Tsipras with 35.4 percent of the vote, widening their lead over Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ pro-austerity New Democracy party with 30.8 percent. All persons of good will must mobilize worldwide in support of Syriza and the mass strike upsurge the Syriza victory is likely to trigger.

 

House Democratic Leadership Demands $80 Billion Wall Street Sales Tax; Bonapartist Pro-War Leader David Petraeus Faces Indictment; Europe Rebels Against Russia Sanctions Imposed by US-UK — The Tax Wall Street Party Is Moving World History!

Learn the American System at the TWSP Seminar in Silver Spring, Maryland, Jan. 23-24-25 — Contact taxwallstreetparty@gmail.com for Further Information

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
United Front Radio
January 16, 2015

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Letter to Judge Sterling R. Schrock in Support of Reverend Edward Pinkney: UFAA Seeking Scrutiny of Berrien County, Michigan Verdict by United Nations Human Rights Council, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Organization of American States, Foreign Governments

Webster G. Tarpley Ph.D.
January 13, 2014
Judge Sterling R. Schrock
Berrien County Courthouse
St. Joseph, Michigan

Your Honor:

I am writing to express my grave concerns about the case of Reverend Edward Pinckney which is currently before your court. I fear that a grave miscarriage of justice is about to occur in this case, and I appeal urgently to Your Honor to prevent it.

I produce a weekly program of political commentary on the Genesis Communications Network. I maintain an Internet website with a dedicated following, and my comments on twitter are followed by almost 18,000 users. I am also one of the founders of the United Front against Austerity, a voluntary organization which is active as a think tank and in lobbying.

I have known Reverend Pinckney for more than two years. I was introduced to him in October 2012 by one of the leading civil rights activists here in the Washington DC area. I have been honored to interview Reverend Pinckney on my radio program dozens of times to hear his reports about conditions in Benton Harbor, Detroit, and Michigan generally. The main theme of these broadcasts has been the activity of Reverend Pinckney as an authentic community leader in the battle against the austerity and immiseration suffered by the minority population and by people general in and around Benton Harbor.

I am deeply disturbed by the draconian sentence which Reverend Pinckney is now facing, all the more so because of the grave flaws which vitiate the proceedings against him. I will only mention in passing the deeply problematic fact of an all-white jury sitting in judgment on a black activist who is so widely identified with the cause of minority rights — and this in a national atmosphere of increased awareness of persistent discrimination against minorities associated with the events in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York. In this context, the overreaching and animus of the prosecutor in the case against Reverend Pinckney stand out as grave abuses.

I have studied the case against Reverend Pinckney to the best of my ability. The central problem appears to be that the jury was irremediably tainted by the presence of at least one juror who was not honest and forthcoming during the voir dire portion of the jury selection, and who is by all accounts a close friend and associate of the sheriff’s office, the local police, a top county official, and the local political machine which has promoted a selective and vindictive prosecution against Reverend Pinckney. This juror is widely thought to have perpetrated a constructive fraud on the court. Surely this issue alone mandates a thorough evidentiary hearing, most likely leading to having the current verdict thrown out with prejudice.

The other main factor which has undermined public confidence in the fairness of the proceedings against Reverend Pinckney is the meeting or rally of the local Republican Party at which the sheriff is widely reported to have boasted, “We got Pinkney!” and to have received an ovation from the gathering, which may have included supporters or aides of Congressman Upton, local elected and county officials, and police officers. The lynch mob atmosphere at this gathering may well require a review by the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice in Washington under some of the same authorities which have recently resulted in sanctions for the Police Department of Cleveland, Ohio and other localities. We cannot avoid the question as to whether this “Get Pinkney” rally can be construed as prima facie evidence of a conspiracy to deprive Reverend Pinckney of his civil rights.

Federal interest in Reverend Pinckney’s case is also suggested by the circumstance that Reverend Pinckney is accused or irregularities in the process of gathering signatures for a petition to hold a recall election for the current mayor of Benton Harbor. His case could have a chilling effect on future recall petitions and on political participation in general. The prosecution of Reverend Pinckney therefore involves the right to vote, both under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, where we read in section 1:

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”

The prosecution of Reverend Pinckney should also be considered in the light of the 14th amendment, section 1 which stipulates that:

“No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

It is now widely disputed whether Reverend Pinckney has in fact received due process, and whether he has been afforded the equal protection of the laws. Your Honor has the power to clarify these doubts by ordering the relevant evidentiary hearing, and by then proceeding according to its results.

In addition to these serious issues at the national level, I am also aware of growing international interest in the Pinkney case. Reverend Pinkney is an internationally recognized civil rights and community leader for the people of Michigan, especially for minorities and the poor. On or about October 19, 2014, Reverend Pinkney testified in Detroit on the interruption of water service to the homes of the Michigan poor before two representatives of the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, based in Geneva, Switzerland. These were Catarina de Albuquerque, Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, and Leilani Fahra, Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing. After hearing Reverend Pinckney’s testimony, these two Special Rapporteurs stated that the practice of disconnecting water service for residences is an affront to human rights and should be discontinued.

The United Front against Austerity further believes that the proceedings against Reverend Pinckney may require the attention of multilateral organizations, starting with the United Nations Human Rights Council, coherent with that body’s mandate to investigate and denounce “consistent patterns of gross and reliably attested violations of all human rights and all fundamental freedoms occurring in any part of the world and under any circumstances.” Accordingly, a complaint is being prepared for submission to the Complaint Procedure Unit, Human Rights Council Branch, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Office at Geneva, with the hope of seeing Reverend Pinckney’s situation scheduled on the agenda of the Universal Periodic Review, Working Group, 21st Session, to be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva between January 19 and January 30, 2015.

In addition, there is strong reason to believe that the prosecution of Reverend Pinckney is also in violation of the political freedoms and human rights guaranteed in the Helsinki Final Act of 1975, a treaty to which the United States is a signatory, and which has been ratified by the US Senate. The Helsinki human rights provisions are therefore a binding component of the public laws of the United States. A submission is being drawn up for Secretary General Lamberto Zannier of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Helsinki human rights watchdog, and also for Mr. Michael Georg Link at the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.

All levels of government in the United States, including the judiciary, are similarly bound to respect the April 1948 American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, promulgated under the Charter of the Organization of the American States. A complaint submission concerning the prosecution of Reverend Pinckney is also being prepared for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington DC, including for the IACHR Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression.

On the bilateral level, activists of the United Front Against Austerity are also approaching foreign ministries in nations around the world (starting with the Russian Federation and the Holy See), urging them to summon the US Ambassadors accredited in their respective capitals to lodge protests about the prosecution of Reverend Pinkney and to demand explanations, while also sending their ambassadors resident in Washington to the State Department with the same message.

In Reverend Pinckney’s sentencing hearing on January 15, Your Honor will have ample opportunity to correct the errors and malfeasance by the prosecutor, the sheriff, and by members of the jury in this case. I urge you to take this opportunity to order an evidentiary hearing concerning the deliberate concealment of facts bearing on the impartiality or lack thereof of those empanelled. This hearing could then serve as the basis for throwing out the entire case against Reverend Pinkney.

I thank Your Honor for your attention to these considerations.

Sincerely,

Webster G. Tarpley

Last Monday: French President Hollande Announced Anti-Russian Sanctions “Must End”; Wednesday: All-Purpose Al Qaeda/ISIS Terror Cell Already Under Surveillance by French Police Started Three-Day Terror Spree in Paris; NATO-Backed Geopolitical Motives Suspected; All Eyes on Hollande’s Role at Astana Conference on Ukraine; Greece Heads for Syriza Government After Jan. 25 Vote; Beware Wrecking Potential of Theodorakis’ River Party (To Potami); Anel Anti-Austerity Conservatives Emerge as Possible Coalition Partner for Syriza; Need Support Actions for Rev. Pinkney in Advance of Jan. 15 Sentencing

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
TARPLEY.net – World Crisis Radio
January 10, 2015

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Bernard CazeneuveFrench Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (photo) has told the Paris daily Le Figaro that the terror cell seen in action this week had been the “object of surveillance” by police in the time just before the Jan. 5 attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo. One of the patsies had served 18 months in jail in connection with guerrilla activities against US forces in Iraq almost a decade ago. The cell had been rounded up for questioning more recently for their armed plot to spring the Algerian terrorist Belkacem (GIA, Armed Islamic Group) from prison, where he was serving time for bombing the Paris subways in 1995. Some of these patsies were on the US no fly list. One patsy had made a tape pledging allegiance to ISIS, while another claimed to hold the Paris franchise of the Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). One patsy had traveled to Yemen for training with the US double agent Anwar Awlaki (infamous as the CIA lackey), making it likely that he too had been recruited as a CIA double agent. As one observer commented, “Que l’on installe un détecteur de taupes Place Beauvau” — time for a mole detector at the Interior Ministry.

Alexis Tsipras
All persons of good will and opponents of genocidal austerity are urged to support Alexis Tsipras and Syriza with all means at their disposal, including contributions, publicity, and votes.

Stavros Theodorakis
As we approach the Jan. 25 Greek election, pro-IMF forces are attempting to counter the looming victory of Syriza through a regroupment of low-information voters around the To Potami (River) Party and its leading demagogue, Stavros Theodorakis (no relation to composer Mikis). A Greek imitation of Italian wrecker Beppe Grillo, Stavros Theodorakis has been configured as a Delphic version of Syriza — the rhetoric might sound similar, but the policy content is missing. Don’t be fooled by this crude counter-insurgency ploy.

Rev. Edward Pinkney
On January 15, Rev. Edward Pinkney will be sentenced in Berrien County, Michigan. The forces seeking to railroad Pinkney to jail want to inflict a draconian sentence in a closed-door Star Chamber proceeding. Tell Judge Schrock that his court must be kept open to the international media and public, and that justice demands the tainted verdict against Pinkney must be thrown out. To find out how you can help, see: https://freepinkney.wordpress.com/about/

Behind the Charlie-Hebdo Massacre: Is French President Hollande Bucking the NATO Party Line by Demanding an End to Sanctions Against Russia, by Preparing to Release Warships to Moscow, by Refusing to Invade Libya, and by Undercutting the Merkel-Samaras Demagogy about the Phantomatic “Grexit” ?

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
rense.com
January 7, 2015

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French President Francois Hollande declared on Monday January 5 that US-ordered sanctions against Russia had to end. On January 7, Paris was rocked by the worst terror attack in many decades, carried out by ostentatiously Islamist operatives against the political satire weekly Charlie Hebdo. Are these events somehow related? And is the real issue more geopolitics than free speech?

Chemical Weapons Watchdog Finds that Chlorine Was Used in Syria, but Makes No Accusations; Guardian, Al Jazeera, Yahoo News Blatantly Lie that Survey Indicts Assad; Behind the Lies Is ISIS Czar Allen

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
PressTVPressTV
January 6, 2015

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