Obama Nation Part 2 – Lowkey

Grooving on Lowkey’s T shirt – AUSTRALIA HAS A BLACK HISTORY

The track also mentions Ali Abunimah.

US Imperialism

Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of American Empire and Why the US Continues to be Bin Laden’s Best Ally : What Chomsky doesn’t mention: The ruling elite in the US who invest in the defence and associated corporations benefit hugely from increased militarisation and Pentagon budget pursuant to 9/11. The US taxpayers are fleeced by the ruling class, and the scam is reinforced and insured by the existence of defence and allied industries providing jobs in nearly every US state.

In 2010, US arms exports were round $8641m, a small fraction of the US defence budget of $698b. Arms exports are the number 1 US export earner.

How private firms have cashed in on the climate of fear since 9/11
Outsourcing imperialism: Revenue from General Dynamics’ intelligence- and information-related divisions, where the majority of its top-secret work is done, climbed to $10 billion in the second quarter of 2009, up from $2.4 billion in 2000, accounting for 34 percent of its overall revenue last year.
“Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Americans, using the FBI, local police, state homeland security offices and military criminal investigators.”

Palestine / Israel Links

Uncovered: Israel’s role in planned US lawsuit to fight BDS
The Palestinian-Bedouin community of Khan al Ahmar (Jerusalem periphery) is fighting for survival.

The 180-strong community faces the threat of imminent displacement if the Israeli authorities demolish their homes and school as planned. This may well destroy the community, one of 20 in the area, who have become victims of creeping settlement expansion and ethnic cleansing. Write Israeli Minister of Defense Barak to demand he refrains from pursuing the demolition of the Khan al Ahmar School.

AN URGENT CALL FOR TRANSPARENCY AND PARTICIPATION by the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign
The crime of apartheid : Israel on trial at 3rd Intl Session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine in November, 2011 Cape Town
Supporters of Israeli exceptionalism are attempting to override US citizens’ right to free speech
Al-Jazeera calls on Israel to free journalist :

‘According to the statement, Israeli authorities used Allawi’s personal passwords to gain access to Al-Jazeera’s internal news and email networks.’
What have the Israeli ghouls been doing to Samer Allawi?

“Appeal to District Court for Independent Doctor to Visit Al Jazeera Journalist Samer Allawi Detained for 23 Days without Charge by the Israeli GSS (Shabak)”

‘He is currently detained at the Kishon prison, an IPS detention facility in Haifa, and is under interrogation by the ISA, with no charges have been filed against him to date.

Mr. Allawi’s attorney, Salim Wakeem, has voiced concerns regarding the methods of his interrogation, particularly as Mr. Allawi suffers from chronic health conditions. Mr. Allawi’s attorney was denied access to documentation concerning his medical condition and treatment.

Court protocols from Mr. Allawi’s hearing dated 22 August 2011 indicate that Mr. Allawi was not examined by a physician upon arrival in the detention facility, in contradiction of the IPS regulations, which provide that a detainee should be examined by a medic within 24 hours and by a physician within 48 hours of arriving in a detention facility.

According to court protocols, Mr. Allawi stated that since his arrest he has suffered pain that is not treated; that he was not examined by a physician since his arrest; that he has used only medications he had with him upon his arrest, and that the IPS has not supplied him with any further medication. ‘

The 2nd Pillar of Israeli apartheid in practice : Israeli Forces Raze Artesian Water Wells
Israeli Soldiers Demolish Homes near Hebron

Australia Links

Malalai Joya: Australia is making Afghanistan worse