The SOAPBOX/Monday September 22, 2014
New York Times
By ROD NORDLAND
SEPT. 21, 2014
KABUL, Afghanistan — Their campaign workers traded blows over ballot boxes during an election widely seen as fraudulent. Some of the warlords backing them have muttered about starting a parallel government, a potential recipe for civil war in Afghanistan. And they’ve just come out of a vote so discredited that some officials don’t want the final tallies announced.
Now Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s new president-elect, and his opponent, Abdullah Abdullah, have joined together in a national unity government in which they will share power.
After eight months of enmity over the protracted presidential election, with two rounds of voting, an international audit and power-sharing negotiations finally behind them, they will have to confront the challenges of jointly governing a country that in many ways is far worse off than it was before the campaign began last February.
By Liz Core
Mon Sep. 22, 2014 6:05 AM EDT
We know: Beginning a series on current ocean news seems like a bleak proposition. Between the expanding garbage patches and relentless rise of warming seas, positive stories aren't exactly growing on trees. So we've gone to the trouble to net you 36 whole reasons to be excited about the future of the high seas—including magic-seeming plastic removal tech, more facts confirming the radness of sharks, and (of course) a cute baby seal video.
1. After learning about the harmful effects of ocean-borne plastic, a group of fifth and sixth grade students persuaded Dunkin' Donuts to phase out the use of foam cups. These kids are superheroes.
2. The Vermont Sail Freight Project is ditching oil to deliver fresh produce and other goods from Vermont to New York by sailboat. Not bad for a landlocked state.
3. California stepped it up yet again for the climate to ban micro-beads cosmetics and keep them out of the ocean.
What is Revolutionary Intercommunalism? 09/20/2014
(Used with permission).
By Tom “Big Warrior” Watts
Revolutionary-Intercommunalism is the theoretical understanding that the world we live in today, has become globalized and the principle contradiction in the world is now between the need of the capitalist-imperialist ruling class to consolidate their global hegemony and the anarchy and chaos they are unleashing by attempting to do so, including the threat of a new world war. Revolutionary-Intercommunalism recognizes that because of this globalization, independent nation states can no longer exist as such, and cannot exist except as temporarily “liberated territory” besieged and undermined by the forces and agents of capitalist-imperialism.
World War Forever
by Cindy Sheehan
A good friend of mine Jon Gold has taken to calling the US wars against the planet, “World War Forever.” So, I’d like to thank him for the sadly relevant title of this piece.
Today, a friend of mine named Jacob George killed himself. Jacob George Jacob was a young vet who performed three tours of duty in Afghanistan and I met him last year when I was in the middle of riding my bike across from California to Washington DC for Tour de Peace. We met Jacob in the middle of the country: Oklahoma City. I can’t begin to say what the death of such a gentle and sweet human means. The loss is horrible and not just for Jacob’s friends and family, but for all of us.
Not only is the Empire deadly to the people who live far away in foreign countries, but also to the people it recruits with lies and dangling “benefits” to lure our young people into its bloody maw and then casually tosses them to the garbage pile when they are “lucky” enough to come home from the wars for profit.
Voter Fraud in Scottish Referendum?
By Global Research News
September 19, 2014
You will find below a series of articles from various media on the topic of vote fraud.
In Glasgow, “Police are investigating ten cases of electoral fraud.”
Voters turned up at polling stations to find that people had already voted using their names. Police officers have removed the ballot papers concerned. The papers were from 10 different boxes across Glasgow, and not concentrated in one area.
Business as Usual in Manhattan
by ARUN GUPTA
I’ve never been to a protest march that advertised in the New York City subway. That spent $220,000 on posters inviting Wall Street bankers to join a march to save the planet, according to one source. That claims you can change world history in an afternoon after walking the dog and eating brunch.
Welcome to the “People’s Climate March” set for Sunday, Sept. 21 in New York City. It’s timed to take place before world leaders hold a Climate Summit at the United Nations two days later. Organizers are billing it as the “biggest climate change demonstration ever” with similar marches around the world. The Nation describes the pre-organizing as following “a participatory, open-source model that recalls the Occupy Wall Street protests.” A leader of 350.org, one of the main organizing groups, explained, “Anyone can contribute, and many of our online organizing ‘hubs’ are led by volunteers who are often coordinating hundreds of other volunteers.”
Soapbox People’s Network (SPN)
A note from Cindy
So, the Empire is ginning up some more anti-Peace rhetoric to get the US into more wars. Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox has exposed the lies over and over again for almost six years! Particularly with the current anti-Peace rhetoric spewing forth from the White House and it’s propaganda arm of the Media Industrial Complex, the Soapbox continues to provide the facts: like ISIS/ISIL was armed and trained by the US Deep State creepers and the US is partnering with neo-Nazi fascists in Kiev to isolate Russia and both misadventures are for corporate profit and Imperial power. Every Soapbox podcast from when we premiered in January of 2009 is archived, and it’s quite a chronicle of Lie-Busting!
Recently, Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox has transformed to the Soapbox People’s Network where we post news items to grind to extinction the propaganda mill of Empire and we have added three new podcasts (one active and two still in production) and a list of featured bloggers to go along with Cindy Sheehan’s insightful and heartfelt analysis of Imperial hanky-panky.
In an exciting development, within two months of launching the SPN, we are receiving over 100,000 hits per month and are feeling the groundswell of interest in new ideas and paths to stop the war machine and Wall Street in their tracks.
What is Revolutionary Intercommunalism?
Guest: Tom Watts
Topic: REVOLUTIONARY INTERCOMMUNALISM AND
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