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Louis Lingg writes "The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has put on-line a website providing comprehensive and current information about the Moussaoui trial. Many documents are available as PDF files.

On August 5 Moussaoui filed a motion requesting access to discovery evidence and standby counsel work product through a website to be maintained by standby counsel. cryptome.org has posted Moussaoui's motion and the government's response.

"COINTELPRO: And Now It's Called Government"

Lorenzo Komboa Ervin, July 10, 2002

COINTELPRO, a series of programs set up and run by the FBI in the 1950's and
60's, not only crushed the movements that existed in the 1960's, but also
altered the political reality of the later period. Even before the Christian
Right helped to elect Ronald Reagan as president in 1980, Right-wing
conservatives had taken over the political agenda in the USA; also, ideals of
revolutionary politics and racial justice were placed way on the margins,
and the state assumed even more of an internal national security role. In
fact, the government's Department of Justice is being used to dismantle any
civil right gains for Blacks or other ethnic groups, so that racial or
ethnic equality does not exist. This is the legacy that we are living with
today. So COINTELPRO did more than crushed the Black Power movement and the
New Left.

On the 1st anniversary of Carlo's murder by Italian
state forces the Anarchist Federation in Scotland are
pleased to commemorate the occasion by launching our
new newsletter Ar-a-mach. This is Gaelic for
insurrection, rebellion, uprising and highlights our
commitment to our ancient language. Our website is
bilingual English/Gaelic and can be found at
alba where a link is
provided to download Ar-a-mach in PDF format.

For anarchist communism,

Scot MacCreamhain
AF Alba/Scotland

Brian Holmes, "Deflation, Anyone?"

According to today's Washington Post, the dollar has fallen by 14
percent with respect to the yen, and 16 percent with respect to the
euro, from the highs of earlier this year. These falls directly
reflect capital flight from the US, principally the US stock markets.
The spectacular rally of the Dow on Monday (hedge-fund pumping or the
PPT?) is just a sideshow.

Louis Lingg writes "The U.S. government Citizens Corps website has posted information about the Operation TIPS (Terrorism Information and Prevention System) initiative.

Operation TIPS is a 'nationwide
program giving millions of American truckers, letter carriers, train conductors, ship captains,
utility employees, and others a formal way to report suspicious terrorist activity.' The pilot program begins this August in ten American cities.

It is anticipated that the program will eventually use a minimum of 4 per cent of Americans to report "suspicious activity". That's a higher percentage of citizen informers than was used by the infamous Stasi secret police in the former East Germany.

The Sidney Morning Herald has posted a story on this effort by the U.S. government to turn U.S. citizens into rats."

Anonymous Comrade writes: Foreign Policy has posted Immanuel Wallerstein's 'The Eagle Has Crash Landed'.

The United States in decline? Few people today would
believe this assertion. The only ones who do are the
U.S. hawks, who argue vociferously for policies to
reverse the decline. This belief that the end of U.S.
hegemony has already begun does not follow from the
vulnerability that became apparent to all on September
11, 2001. In fact, the United States has been fading as
a global power since the 1970s, and the U.S. response
to the terrorist attacks has merely accelerated this
decline. To understand why the so-called Pax Americana
is on the wane requires examining the geopolitics of
the 20th century, particularly of the century's final
three decades. This exercise uncovers a simple and
inescapable conclusion: The economic, political, and
military factors that contributed to U.S. hegemony are
the same factors that will inexorably produce the
coming U.S. decline.

Louis Lingg writes: "The United States General Accounting Office has posted the testimony given by Robert F. Dacey,
Director of Information Security Issues, GAO, to the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce:

'Critical Infrastructure Protection: Significant Homeland Security
Challenges Need to Be Addressed'

An excerpt: As proposed, the functions of the Information Analysis and
Infrastructure Protection division would include receiving and
analyzing law enforcement and intelligence information, assessing
cyber and physical vulnerabilities of critical infrastructures, and
taking measures to protect them.

Louis Lingg writes "On July 2, with little fanfare, George Bush signed Executive Order 13268, terminating Executive Order 13129, signed by his predecessor Bill Clinton on July 4, 1999.

Clinton's order had declared a national emergency with respect to the Taliban, and among other things, prohibited all commercial transactions with the Taliban or with persons or entities in territory controlled by the Taliban (the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan).

cryptome.org has posted Bush's Order 13268, 'Termination of Emergency With Respect to the
Taliban.' The Federation of American Scientists has posted Clinton's Order 13129, 'Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions
With the Taliban.'"

Anonymous Comrade writes: from LA NACION, via The Santiago Times, July 1, 2002:


The judge presiding over the investigation into the 1973 coup death of
U.S. journalist Charles Horman, Juan Guzman, gave an ultimatum to Henry
Kissinger to answer his inquiries Friday.

Guzman asked for a writ from the president of the Chilean Supreme Court,
Mario Garrido, which gives Kissinger a fixed period to give evidence or
to face the consequences. Kissinger, who was Secretary of State under
the Nixon administration, has 40 days to answer questions about the
murder. Kissinger was first served with the request for testimony in
July 2001. Guzman has threatened to pass the request to the U.S. Supreme
Court if Kissinger fails to give evidence.


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