Stephen Lendman, Contributor
On August 29, 2005, New Orleans was woefully unprotected. It wasn’t accidental. It was planned.
In early 2001, FEMA predicted the three most likely US disasters. They included a terrorist attack on New York, a major San Francisco earthquake, and a hurricane and flood in New Orleans.
Shaped like a bowl below sea level, unprotected areas didn’t have a chance. Predatory capitalism took full advantage. Vulnerable poor Black communities suffered most.
Levees were deliberately left weak. They were no match for hurricane strength winds. They reached landfall as a Category 3. Then Congressman Richard Baker said, “We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn’t do it but God did.”
At the time, Common Ground Relief (CGR) co-founder Malik Rahim said:
They wanted them poor niggers out of there and they ain’t had no intention to allow it to be reopened to no poor niggers, you know? And that’s just the bottom line.
Ethnic cleansing was long-planned. Katrina erased poor neighborhoods. Upscale condos and other high-profit projects on choice city land replaced them.
Developers took full advantage. Political New Orleans and Bush administration officials provided generous support.
Most displaced Blacks weren’t allowed back. They were no match for corporate predators and complicit politicians. Continue Reading
A federal appeals court judge granted the government’s request to suspend a federal judge’s ruling last week that permanently enjoined a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) empowering the government to indefinitely detain suspects in the “war on terror,” even American citizens.
Judge Katherine B. Forrest on Wednesday of last week blocked the government from enforcing those particular statutes on grounds that they violate Constitutionally guaranteed rights to due process, in a case brought against the government by journalists and academics including Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, and Noam Chomsky.
The Obama administration immediately appealed Forrest’s ruling, asking for an “immediate stay,” or suspension of the case’s proceedings. When Forrest denied the request, the government went to the Second US Court of Appeals in Manhattan and asked another judge for an emergency stay, which Judge Raymond J. Lohier granted on Monday.
“The motion Justice Department lawyers filed is significantly overwrought, sensational and teeming with arrogance,” writes Kevin Gosztola of FireDogLake. “It, perhaps, affirms the worst fears of the plaintiffs, who decided to bring the lawsuit months ago.”
“In effect,” Gosztola continues, “the government is arguing for the power to make the decision to detain a person and put them in prison without having any body whatsoever question their power to do so because the country is in a state of perpetual war. It is essentially an argument for the power to be able to populate internment camps whenever necessary.” Continue Reading
There has been a secret at the heart of the government of this nation since 1871. It’s called the “Act of 1871” and that “ACT” is what created the District of Columbia. (1)
It applies ONLY to a ten square mile area inside Washington D.C. However ever since the New Millennium began this government has been trying to enforce every law that they have passed for themselves (for that ten-square mile area of Washington DC) onto the rest of us.
Until now this ‘government’ created by the Act of 1871, has ruled over the rest of us as our very own ‘SHADOW GOVERNMENT’ and when the public demanded to know what was going on after 911: Instead of giving us the answers we deserved the feds gave us The Department of Homeland Security to “Dominate, Intimidate & Control” the public in the post-911 era. (2)
Until now this ‘Shadow Government’ has been quietly operating in the shadows always behind closed doors where literally everything they do is secret. But since the first day of this year when Obama signed the Indefinite Detention Act (in SECRET) the Shadow government has been looking for a particular event to finally “go-public” and declare their TREASON for the whole world to see and run from.
That moment will come when ZATO holds its next meeting inside the City of Chicago in about three weeks. Chicago is America’s third largest city with approximately 2.7 million people. It is at the apex of both rail and air traffic in this country and it is rich and influential far beyond its actual size among the cities in this country. Here’s some of what is being safeguarded inside that city. (3)
The problem for Chicago and for the rest of us is that the feds have unofficially announced that for the next three weeks heavily armed American troops will begin occupying Chicago in preparation for ‘an event’ which the government says could be very dangerous—so dangerous in fact that the citizens of Chicago may have to be evacuated from their city; during the coming NATO Summit. (4)
However there are several strategic and military problems with this scenario. First it will take a considerable amount of time to evacuate a city of that size no matter how that might be attempted. The faceless government says that they will wait until ‘they have determined’ that a genuine threat is present. While all the various government agencies will have three weeks to “get ready” for this “event” – that still will not allow for anything like the actual evacuation of the City of Chicago. Continue Reading
Gaye Levy, Contributing Writer
When I first started Backdoor Survival, my focus was on gathering the basics: food, water shelter and fire. Or course, along the way I have learned that there is so much more that is essential to long term survival. Things that come to mind are clean air, clothing, first aid, self-defense, signaling and contact with others.
But today I want to keep things simple and, for the benefit of my newer readers, go back the basics and review the essentials of water for survival.
Water – The Most Important Survival Basic
Clean water is something that we all take for granted. We turn on the faucet and there it is. It is plentiful, it is clean and it is drinkable. Yes, it may have some undesirable chemical additions (fluorides come to mind) but that is a subject for another day. So if a disaster occurred and the supply lines to fresh water were comprised, we would be in a pickle. There is a possibility that safe water would not be available for days and possibly not for weeks.
For this reason, the American Red Cross, FEMA, and just about every other authority out there recommends that the public store at least one gallon of water per person, per day for a minimum of three days. But if you think that a three day water supply is adequate, think again.
A more reasonable recommendation is that you up the recommended amount of stored water to a two week supply. So for two people that would be 2 people x 1 gallon x 14 days = 28 gallons. This amount should cover your minimal needs for drinking, food preparation and nominal – and I mean nominal – hygiene.
Column by Glen Allport.
Exclusive to STR
Hollywood movies are usually presented as a form of entertainment, but their plots often conceal a specific agenda. “Disaster movies”, films about the end of the world through various mass crises, are particularly interesting as they all follow the same basic formula and glorify the same entities. In this article, we’ll look at the disaster movie ‘Contagion’ and how it “teaches” its viewers who to trust and who not to trust during a crisis.
Most people watch movies to be entertained. Well, I for one can say that there was absolutely nothing entertaining about Contagion. In fact, the only difference between this movie and state-sponsored educational movies shown in schools is that with Contagion you actually have to pay to be indoctrinated … and to see Matt Damon. During the cold war, students were shown videos instructing them to “Duck and Cover” in case of a nuclear attack. Contagion conditions the masses to expect martial law and to throw themselves at the first available vaccine in case of a crisis.
Featuring Hollywood mega-stars like Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow,Contagion is a big-ticket Hollywood movie, but also an infomercial promoting specific national and international agencies while encouraging specific behaviors from the public. The plot of the movie appears to follow the big H1N1 scare of 2009 that left many citizens uncertain about the actual risk of the virus. Indeed, after months of terrifying news crowned by a massive vaccination campaign, an important portion of the population concluded that the H1N1 scare was grossly exaggerated and and thought that a vaccine was unnecessary. Continue Reading
By Jim Kirwan
This place is pretending to hold elections according to a pre-arranged schedule, but between the last election and today the country itself has literally disappeared. The Congress & the Dictator have passed and signed into law a bill that officially ends the relationship between the Constitution and the public. Therefore no one can argue for or against anything because nothing is legal anymore because without a constitution there is no basis for any of the laws upon which this nation was supposed to exist. So, among other things these selections are an outright fraud upon the public that remains asleep, when the subject has anything to do with politics. NO ONE who is running for any office today is a legitimate candidate because all of those offices that are being voted on, no longer exist: Anyone that believes that nothing has changed is dead wrong. Everything has changed especially when it comes to anything political!
The United States Government had its last day on December 31, 2011. Since January 1, 2012 the US has is now leading the global Axis of Evil by a wide margin. All law-enforcement badges have become meaningless because “law enforcement officials’ no longer are charged with protecting the public: They exist only to harass and intimidate all possible Enemies of the State, which the government has now officially labeled every man woman or child living here to be guilty of.
The US military has taken over from the police and all the other Alphabet-soup cadre of “officials” that once had something to do with investigations or prosecutions of criminals. All of that has been done away with now because we no longer need evidence to arrest people and make them disappear forever all that is required is an uncorroborated suspicion, followed by a military arrest and after that everything goes dark, for the “suspected individuals.” Apparently it has yet to be decided what is to be done with all these ridiculous cops and agents that are no longer needed now that the military has officially been put “in-Charge” in flagrant violation of Posse Comitatus that since the Civil War has kept US troops out of the lives of civilians. But Caesar has put an end to all of that! (1) Continue Reading
By Madison Ruppert
End the Lie
Today the Unite States House of Representatives and Senate both passed their final versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012, or H.R. 1540.
This represents the complete destruction of everything that America is supposed to stand for, the most essential of rights have been stripped away and we are left wondering what the traitors in Washington will do next.
It has become painfully clear that the true terrorists are not hiding in caves in Afghanistan shooting at NATO troops with rusted second-hand assault rifles, but instead wear $5,000 suits and stroll happily through the halls of power in the United States.
The House passed their final version of the NDAA with a massive majority of 283 to 136 and the Senate passed it with a vote of 86 to 13, once again proving that our so-called Representatives do not represent us in any way and in fact are traitorous criminals and enemies of freedom.
No longer do we need to fear our country being attacked by foreign forces hell bent on destroying the American way of life, as these forces can be found calling themselves our “Representatives” while living large on the backs of the American people.
The signing of the NDAA with the detention provisions – that is, sections 1031 and 1032 most importantly – intact represents the final nail in the coffin of our once Constitutional Republic.
I can honestly say that I previously thought that the PATRIOT Act would be the worst legislation I would ever see in my lifetime and quite unfortunately, I was wrong. Dead wrong. Continue Reading
Oath Keepers has learned that federal agents recently visited a Later Day Saints (Mormon) Church food storage cannery in Tennessee, demanding customer lists, wanting to know the identity of Americans who are purchasing food storage from the Mormons.
This incident was confirmed, in person, by Oath Keepers Tennessee Chapter President, Rand Cardwell. Here is Rand’s report:
A fellow veteran contacted me concerning a new and disturbing development. He had been utilizing a Mormon cannery near his home to purchase bulk food supplies. The man that manages the facility related to him that federal agents had visited the facility and demanded a list of individuals that had been purchasing bulk food. The manager informed the agents that the facility kept no such records and that all transactions were conducted on a cash-and-carry basis. The agents pressed for any record of personal checks, credit card transactions, etc., but the manager could provide no such record. The agents appeared to become very agitated and after several minutes of questioning finally left with no information. I contacted the manager and personally confirmed this information.
This event points to a new level of federal government encroachment on the basic freedoms of the American people. Likewise, it points to a confused policy within federal agencies. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in their “Are You Ready?” guide to “In Depth Citizen Preparedness” recommends that citizens store emergency supplies, including bulk food, in the event of a natural disaster or man-made event (the new politically correct term applied to a terrorist attack). The FEMA guidance is spot-on as it allows individuals and families to be self-sufficient during an emergency situation. Continue Reading
It’s only a test, but nerves are somewhat frayed over the first nationwide exercise of the system designed to alert Americans of national emergencies.
The test occurs at 1900 GMT Wednesday, November 9, and may last over three minutes — longer than the typical 30 seconds or one minute for most broadcast test messages.
According to a message being circulated by local school and government officials, there is “great concern in local police and emergency management circles about undue public anxiety over this test.”
“The test message on TV might not indicate that it is just a test,” according to one email being circulated by a Washington area school district.
“Fear is that the lack of an explanation message might create panic. Please share this information with your family and friends so they are aware of the test.” Continue Reading
Barack Hussein Obama and his family will be leaving Washington DC early next week and will be heading to Denver International Airport. Obama isn’t taking a International flight from Denver he will be joining other Globalist leaders at the Denver New World Order headquarters. You won’t see them because they will descend underground. Why underground? One reason could be the Comet Elenin Earth Sun alignment on September 26-27, 2011. Another is CIA (Knights of the Holy See) false flag nuclear detonations in the United States Midewest.
NASA recently warned its people to prepare for an outside threat event. In his warning to the NASA families he mentioned that NASA recently participated in a FEMA exercise called EAGLE HORIZON! The 2011 Eagle Horizon exercise, that took place during the week of June 20, dealt with the process by which government transfers all aspects of authority including the personnel responsible for operations, the facilities that will be used, and even the maintenance of oil, gas and mineral operations throughout the country. An outline of the EH11 exercise has been released by the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management:
“This year, EH11 will continue with the EH10 scenario, an improvised explosive device (nuclear) exploded in the Midwest. Threats to other regions of the country will prompt transfers of leadership, authorities, and relocations to alternate facilities in order to continue business operations.” Continue Reading