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Stevie Wonder Cancels Show at IDF Fundraiser

In Israhell, News, Zionism on December 1, 2012 at 3:39 PM



Veteran singer and United Nations Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder has canceled a planned performance for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces after several organizations asked him not to perform.

The soul singer, 62, was scheduled to sing at a December 6 fundraising gala in Los Angeles hosted by the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), an organization set up to help those serving in the Israel Defense Forces and families of fallen soldiers.

“Given the current and very delicate situation in the Middle East, and with a heart that has always cried out for world unity, I will not be performing at the FIDF Gala,” Wonder said in a statement sent to Reuters by his spokeswoman.

Wonder said he would make contributions to organizations that support Israeli and Palestinian children with disabilities.

The singer added that as a Messenger of Peace, a title he’s held since 2009, “I am and have always been against war, any war, anywhere.”

According to a statement from the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, a coalition that aims to change U.S. policy toward Palestine and Israel and support human rights and equality, Wonder’s decision came after a “growing outcry” from several organizations and three international signed petitions.

The protest is part of a “cultural boycott” led by organizations that oppose Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories, the statement said.

Thank Stevie Wonder for Canceling His Performance for the Friends of the IDF!

Site 911: U.S. Building Secret $100 Million Underground Facility in Israel

In Israhell, News, NWO, Other Leaks, Zionism on December 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

US-Israel Site 911



At an Israeli air force base not far from Tel Aviv, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will supervise construction of a $100 million five-floor underground facility for the Israel Defense Forces termed “Site 911,” and no one in the press, including The Washington Post’s national security reporter, seems to know its precise purpose.

According to construction plans, “the facility is to have classrooms on Level 1, an auditorium on Level 3, a laboratory, shock-resistant doors, protection from nonionizing radiation and [of course] very tight security,” the Post’s Walter Pincus writes.

Site 911 will be the latest in a long string of construction projects the U.S. has undertaken for the Israeli military, including underground hangars for fighter bombers, facilities for the handling and storage of nuclear weapons, training bases, and command and intelligence centers. At roughly 41,000 square feet per each of its first three floors, the new site appears to be one of the Corps’ largest projects.

No one appears able to say exactly what will happen on those floors though. In an article in the Post, Pincus spent three paragraphs describing how the complex will be built according to Jewish law. Beyond that, he couldn’t get a straight answer from the Pentagon.

Walter Pincus at The Washington Post:

What’s the purpose of Site 911? I asked the Pentagon on Tuesday, and the Corps on Wednesday said that only an Israeli Defense Ministry spokesman could provide an answer.

This may be a trend-starter. The Corps is also seeking a contractor for another secret construction project in Israel in the $100 million range to awarded next summer. This one will involve “a complex facility with site development challenges” requiring services that include “electrical, communication, mechanical/?HVAC [heating, ventilation, air conditioning] and plumbing.” The U.S. contractor must have a U.S. secret or equivalent Israeli security clearance for the project, which is expected to take almost 21 / 2 years to complete.

Related Link: Why is the US Spending Hundreds of Millions on Secret Israeli Bunkers?

You, ITU, & Internet Censorship

In Big Brother, News, NWO, OpWCIT, Other Leaks, Police State, Science & Technology, Viral Videos, World Revolution on December 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM



Take action: http://www.whatistheitu.org/

What is the ITU?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Telecommunication_Union

U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture: U.S. Violated International Law over Manning

In Bradley Manning, Manning, News, NWO, Other Leaks, WikiLeaks on December 1, 2012 at 1:22 PM


The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, says that the United States seriously violated international law by unjustly putting American Pfc. Bradley Manning in solitary confinement at the beginning of his detention.


“My mandate is exclusively about his conditions of detention and not about whether [you know] he was properly prosecuted or not. I have no opinion on that and of course I have no opinion on his guilty plea. But obviously if in any given situation someone is forced to plead guilty, that would be tantamount to a confession and that of course is prohibited by international law,” Mendez told Press TV’s U.S. Desk in a phone interview on Tuesday.

He continued, “In this circumstance, I am persuaded that he was unjustly put in solitary confinement for eight months at the beginning of his detention, and that constitutes serious violations by the United States of its obligations under international law, including the convention against torture.”

Pfc. Bradley Manning was to be held for trial on charges that would include violating the Espionage Act and aiding the enemy. He is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks.

At Quantico, where Manning was held from July 2010 until April 2011, he was singled out for punishment before his case had been heard, his lawyers say.

During his first five months at Quantico, the lawyers say, he was held in “the functional equivalent of solitary confinement” : Confined to a six-by-eight-foot cell, with no window or natural light, for more than 23 and a half hours each day.

Manning’s detention drew concern from groups including Amnesty International, the British government and the U.N. special rapporteur on torture.

Assange Lambasts BBC Presenter Over Biased Reporting

In Bradley Manning, News, NWO, WikiLeaks on December 1, 2012 at 1:13 PM



Related Link: U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture: U.S. Violated International Law over Manning

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