Free Speech
Freedom isn't something that should be taken for granted: it's something that should be fought for every single day of our lives!



Life, Love and Freedom: our most precious possessions.


PRIVACY

Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do:
The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes
in Our Free Country
by Peter McWilliams, Jean Sedillos

This book says that consenting adults should not be put in jail for acts that harm neither themselves nor any other consenting adult or his/her/their property. McWilliams make a compelling case that imposing criminal sanctions on wholly consensual human conduct is counterproductive and violates the premises on which the U.S. was founded.

The Privacy Poachers:
How the Government and Big Corporations
Gather, Use and Sell Information About You
by Tony Lesce

The amount of information about you kepton computers is stagerring: everything from bank statements to videotape rentals to medical histories. The Privacy Poachers explains exactly who is collecting this information and what they're doing with it. Government and private spooks can combine data from surveillance, mail monitoring and other privacy invasions to create a detailed dossier of your life. This information is thenpackaged and sold, over and over again,without your knowledge or permission.

Bulletproof Privacy:
How to Live Hidden, Happy & Free!
by Boston T. Party

An extremely helpful book, which explains how to maintain any degree of privacy one desires. Learn to: travel discreetly, relocate and disappear, make encrypted phone calls, conduct business quietly, become invisible to data banks, and more.

Super Privacy:
The Complete Guide to Personal Privacy
and Financial Freedom in Tomorrow's
Cashless Society
by Bob Hammond

Bob Hammond tells how it's possible for the average person to maintain his privacy in the dangerous, cashless world of tomorrow. Step-by-step instructions necessary to not only maintain one's privacy and true identity, but also to protect and secure bank accounts, financial transactions, credit history and future earnings from the predatory asset thieves of the near future.

Personal Privacy
Through Foreign Investing

by Trent Sands

If you're frustrated with all the paperwork and taxes that burden the American investor, let Trent Sands show you how to safely and secretly move your dollars overseas. This book shows how to research foreign investment markets and set up an overseas bank account. Covers: Switzerland, The Bahamas, The Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Great Britian, Australia, New Zealand, Luxemburg, Canada, and More. A world of opportunities for the privacy-conscious investor.

Our Vanishing Privacy
And What You Can Do to Protect Yours
by Robert Ellis Smith

This shocking book reveals how much strangers know about your private life. Someone's collecting information about your health, your finances, your love life. And they don't have your best interests at heart. Our Vanishing Privacy reveals the secrets of the snoops - what they know and how they get their information - and tells you what you need to know to fight back.

You & the Police!
by Boston T. Party

This is the book for anyone who wants to know and defend his rights when dealing with the police. If you don't know your rights, then you never had any rights to begin with!

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy:
The Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization and High-Finance Fraudsters
by Greg Palast

Investigative journalist Greg Palast has uncovered scandal, fraud, corruption, and lies in the highest seats of power - from the White House to corporate America. Known in Britain as "the greatest investigative reporter of our time" (Tribune magazine), Palast has broken some of the biggest stories of the past decade, including:
- How Bush killed the FBI's investigation of the financing of terrorist organizations by Saudi Arabia
- How the Bush family stole the election in Florida
- How Enron cheated, lied, and swindled its way into an energy monopoly


Our Enemy, the State
by Albert Jay Nock

Faith in political panaceas for social and economic woes is what drives the march toward the centralized State with virtually unlimited authority to oversee every aspect of life. The State itself is not examined to determine whether it really is within the State's competence to achieve the tasks some would thrust upon it. And this is why their allegedly good intentions invariably lead to contrary, and sometimes disastrous, consequences.

Unconditional Freedom:
Social Revolution Through
Individual Empowerment
by William J. Murray

Murray teaches how to manipulate reality to
gain unconditional freedom. He devastates the crumbling institutions of government, law, school, medicine, science, religion, work... "We're going to knock down the walls and rip up the floorboards that keep us imprisoned in the hellish box of 'normal life' and consensus reality", says the author.

The Rape of the
American Constitution

by Chuck Shiver

Has the American Constitution become a worthless piece of paper? Author Chuck Shiver asserts that it has, and provides a detailed analysis of the improper U.S. Supreme Court decisions, uninformed legislation and executive miscues which have resulted in undermining and deflowering of what is quite possibly the most amazing document in modern history. You won't soon forget this impassioned screed on the decline and fall of our Constitutional rights and freedom!

Censored 1997:
The News That Didn't Make the News

The Year's Top 25 Censored
News Stories (Serial)
by Peter Phillips

With the number of the world's independent media outlets now numbering only twenty or so, and with the virtual disappearance of television journalism, increasing numbers of important stories just don't get covered. This book is the latest effort from Project Censored, which has been culling these stories from publications such as the New Republic, the Texas Observer, and World Watch since 1976. (The 1996 edition of Censored is also available, also in paperback.) This year's board of judges includes Pulitzer prize-winner Susan Faludi and ex-FCC Commissioner Nicholas Johnson; their choices include: the return of worldwide food scarcity while food aid to poor countries is dropping by half, how U.S. troops were exposed to uranium in the Gulf War, and the perks for the wealthy hidden in the minimum wage Bill. Also included is Mark Crispin Miller's Nation essay "Free the Media" with its very illuminating chart of the connections between the various major media companies.

Censored:
The News That Didn't Make
the News-And Why: The 1996 Project
Censored Yearbook (Serial)
by Carl Jensen, Project Censored

Project Censored is an international organization diligently engaged in lifting the rocks ignored by most mass media. Each year their findings are released in a compilation of under-reported world events so we can all see what's squirming there. From the politically unpopular to the socially unsavory, the top 25 of the year's censored news stories are recounted here, with full reprints on the top ten. It's amazing the list of stories that never make it to mainstream media or suddenly "break" six months after being printed by an alternative publication. Many from last year's edition have since made the mainstream news.

20 Years of Censored News
by Carl Jensen

From 1976 to 1995, the book provides an overview of the most censored news stories and issues of the past two decades. Of the 200 stories presented, less than 25 percent ever received the attention they deserve in the press. A disturbing report card of the media's long-term performance, one which the media did not pass, 20 Years of Censored News is a fierce indictment of the national news media's failure to keep the public informed.


What Every Person Should Know About War
by Chris Hedges

In his latest book, Chris Hedges aims to provide "a glimpse into war as it is, not as it is usually portrayed by the entertainment industry, the state, and the press." What Every Person Should Know About War (2003) answers 437 questions about the practice of war. It has no smoldering phrases, no calls to action, no arguments at all, just questions and answers. Each answer is footnoted, and almost every footnote leads to a scientific study or U.S. military publication. The book is blunt, dispassionate, and the last thing the government wants you to read.

Hedges focuses on specific, often mundane, concerns as he walks the reader through "war as it is." He opens with general information, such as the number of people in military service around the world, the size and expense of the U.S. military, and the number of wars currently underway. The rest of the book proceeds through the stages of military life, beginning at enlistment. ("What will happen to me at boot camp?" "Can I sign up for a job that will keep me out of combat?" "What is the median income of those who enlist?")

Part of military life is, of course, death. There are questions about killing and dying, but Hedges eschews scare tactics. He examines various ways of dying and the likelihood of each: infection, land mines, aircraft accidents, friendly fire, chemical and biological weapons, radiation poisoning, and so on. As the data pile up, the glamour of war gives way not to hysteria, but to sober reflection.

Hedges sticks to small questions, but he clearly has a larger one in mind: Do our public officials and armchair generals ever think about the postscripts to their adventures? We often hear them say, with false resignation in their voices, that "war is hell," but it isn't. Hell is an abstraction; war is tourniquets, amputations, paraplegics, orphans, widows, torture, rape, and a grief that never sleeps. By reminding us of this, What Every Person Should Know About War has enormous potential to change the terms of our public discourse.

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Little Diane finally learns the truth about Life and the World
(McCopy & D.Stribute)

Q: Daddy, why did we have to attack Iraq?

A: Because they had weapons of mass destruction, sweetie.

Q: But the inspectors didn't find any weapons of mass destruction.

A: That's because the Iraqis were hiding them.

Q: And that's why we invaded Iraq?

A: Yep. Invasions always work better than inspections.

Q: But after we invaded them, we STILL didn't find any weapons of mass destruction, did we, Daddy?

A: That's because the weapons were hidden. Don't worry, we'll find something, probably right before the 2004 election.

Q: Why did Iraq want all those weapons of mass destruction?Miserable FailureMissing Link

A: To use them in a war, silly.

Q: I'm confused. If they had all those weapons that they planned to use in a war, then why didn't they use any of those weapons when we went to war with them?

A: Well obviously they didn't want anyone to know they had them, so they chose to die by the thousands rather than defend themselves.

Q: But that doesn't make any sense, Daddy. Why would they choose to die if they had all those big weapons to fight back with?

A: It's a different culture. It's not supposed to make sense.

Q: I don't know about you, but I don't think they had any of those weapons our government said they did, Daddy.

A: Well, you know, it doesn't matter whether or not they had those weapons. We had another good reason to invade them anyway.

Q: And what was that?

A: Even if lraq didn't have weapons of mass destruction, Saddam Hussein was a cruel dictator, which is another good reason to invade another country.

Q: Why? What does a cruel dictator do that makes it OK to invade his country?

A: Well, for one thing, he tortured his own people.

Q: Kind of like what they do in China?

A: Don't go comparing China to Iraq. China is a good economic competitor, where millions of people work for slave wages in sweatshops to make U.S. corporations richer.

Q: So if a country lets its people be exploited for American corporate gain, it's a good country, even if that country tortures its people?

A: Right.

Q: Why were people in Iraq being tortured?

A: For political crimes, mostly, like criticizing the government. People who criticized the government in Iraq were sent to prison and tortured.

Q: Isn't that what happens in China?

A: I told you, China is different.

Q: What's the difference between China and Iraq?

A: Well, for one thing, Iraq was ruled by the Ba'ath party, while China is communist.

Q: Didn't you once tell me Communists were bad?

A: No, just Cuban Communists are bad.

Q: How are the Cuban Communists bad?

A: Well, for one thing, people who criticize the government in Cuba are sent to prison and tortured.

Q: Like in Iraq?

A: Exactly.

Q: And like in China, too?

A: I told you. China's a good economic competitor. Cuba, on the other hand, is not.

Q: How come Cuba isn't a good economic competitor?

A: Well, you see, back in the early 1960s, our government passed some laws that made it illegal for Americans to trade or do business with Cuba until they stopped being Communists and started being capitalists like us.

Q: But if we got rid of those laws, opened up trade with Cuba, and started doing business with them, wouldn't that help the Cubans become capitalists?

A: Don't be a smartass.

Q: I'm sorry.

A: Well, anyway, they also don't have freedom of religion in Cuba.

Q: Kind of like China with the Falun Gong?

A: I told you, stop saying bad things about China. Anyway, Saddam Hussein came to power through a military coup, so he wasn't really a legitimate leader anyway.

Q: What's a military coo?

A: COUP.

A: Coup?

A: That's when a military general takes over the government of a country by force instead of holding free elections LIKE WE DO IN THE UNITED STATES.

A: You mean, like in Florida?

A: I told you, stop being a smartass.

Q: I'm sorry. But didn't the ruler of Pakistan come to power by a military coup?

A: You mean general Pervez Musharraf? Uh, yeah, he did, but Pakistan is our friend.

Q: Why is Pakistan our friend if their leader isn't legitimate?

A: I never said Musharraf wasn't legitimate.

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Q: Didn't you just say a general who comes to power by overthrowing the legitimate government of a country is an illegitimate leader?

A: Only Saddam Hussein. Musharraf is our friend, because he helped us invade Afghanistan.

Q: Why did we invade Afghanistan?

A: Because of what they did to us on September 11th.

Q: What did Afghanistan do to us on September 11th?

A: Well, on September 11th, nineteen men, fifteen of them Saudi Arabians, hijacked four airplanes and flew three of them into buildings in New York and Washington killing 3,000 innocent people.

Q: So how did Afghanistan fit into that?

A: Afghanistan was where those bad men trained, under the oppresive rule of the Taliban.

Q: Aren't the Taliban those bad radical islamics who chopped off people's heads and hands?

A: Yes, that's exactly who they were. Not only that, but they oppressed women, too.

Q: Didn't the Bush administration give the Taliban 43 million dollars back in May of 2001?

A: Yes, but that was money they earned because they did such a good job fighting drugs.

Q: Fighting drugs?

A: Yes, the Taliban were very helpful in stopping people from growing opium poppies.

Q: How did they do that?

A: Simple. If people over there were caught growing poppies, the Taliban would cut off their hands and heads.

Q: So when the Taliban cut off people's heads and hands for growing flowers, it was OK, but not if they cut off their heads and hands for other reasons?

A: Yes. It's OK with us if radical Islamic fundamentalists cut off people's hands for growing flowers, but it's cruel if they cut off people's hands for stealing bread.

Q: Don't they also cut off people's heads and hands in Saudi Arabia?

A: That's different. Afghanistan was ruled by a tyrannical patriarchy that oppressed women and forced them to wear burqas whenever they were in public, with death by stoning as the penalty for women who did not comply.

Q: Don't Saudi women have to wear burqas in public, too?

A: No, Saudi women merely wear a traditional Islamic body covering.

A: What's the difference?

A: The traditional Islamic body covering worn by Saudi women is a modest yet fashionable garment that covers all of woman's body except for her eyes and fingers. The burqa, on the other hand, is an evil tool of patriarchal oppression that covers all of a woman's body except for her eyes and fingers.

Q: It sounds like the same thing with a different name.

A: Now don't go comparing Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. The Saudis are our friends.

Q: But I thought you said that fifteen of the nineteen hijackers on September 11th were Saudis.

A: Yes, but they trained in Afghanistan.

Q: Who trained them?

A: A very bad man named Osama bin Laden.

Q: Was he from Afghanistan?

A: Uh, no, he was from Saudi Arabia, too. But he was a bad man, a very bad man.

Q: I think I remember reading that he was our friend once.

A: Only when we helped him and the mujahedeen fight against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan back in the 1980s.

Q: Is this the same Afghanistan we invaded?

A: You're really asking for it!

Q: I'm sorry. Who are the Soviets? Was that the Evil Empire Ronald Reagan talked about?

A: One and the same. But there are no more Soviets. The Soviet Union broke up in 1990 or thereabouts, and now they have elections and capitalism just like us. We call them Russians now.

Q: So the Soviets, I mean the Russians, are now our friends?

A: Well, not exactly. You see, they were our friends for a while after they stopped being Soviets, but then they decided not to support our invasion of Iraq, so we're mad at them now. We're also mad at the French and the Germans because they didn't help us invade Iraq either.

Q: So the French and Germans are evil, too?

A: Not exactly evil, but just bad enough that we had to rename French fries and French toast to Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast.

Q: Do we always rename foods whenever another country doesn't do what we want them to do?

A: No, we just do that to our friends. Our enemies, we invade.

Q: But wasn't Iraq one of our friends back in the 1980s?

A: Well, yeah, for a while.

Q: Was Saddam Hussein ruler of Iraq back then?

A: Yes, but at the time he was fighting against Iran, which made him our friend, temporarily.

Q: Why did that make him our friend?

A: Because at that time, Iran was our enemy.

Q: Isn't that when Saddam used poison gas against the Kurds?

A: Yeah, but since he was fighting against Iran at the time, we looked the other way, to show him we were his friend.

Q: So anyone who fights against one of our enemies becomes our friend?

A: Most of the time, yes.

Q: And anyone who fights against one of our friends becomes our enemy?

A: Sometimes that's true, too. However, if American corporations can profit by selling weapons to both sides at the same time, all the better.

Q: Why?

A: Because war is good for the economy, which means war is good for America. Also, since God is on America's side, anyone who opposes war is a Godless un-American Communist. Do you understand why we attacked Iraq?

Q: I think so. We attacked them because God wanted us to, right?

A: Yes.

Q: But how did we know God wanted us to attack Iraq?

A: Well, you see, God personally speaks to George W. Bush and tells him what to do.

Q: So, basically, you're saying that we attacked Iraq because George Bush hears voices in his head?

A: Yes! I think you've got it now.

Q: Oh, Daddy, I'm so happy! I finally know how the world works! I don't know if I can go to sleep now, I'm so excited.

A: Well, close your eyes, make yourself comfortable, and feel safe. And remember, John Ashcroft and Tom Ridge are watching over you.

Q: Good night, Daddy! I think...



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Update: 11/3/2004:
WELL, I HOPE YOU PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR THE CHIMP (SORRY, CHIMPS) ARE SATISFIED.

4 MORE YEARS, 4 MORE WARS

HOW MANY MORE THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT LIVES ARE GOING TO BE SACRIFICED ON THE ALTAR OF DOLLAR HEGEMONY AND OIL GREED?