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Greek journalist arrested over exposing politicians’ alleged tax evasion http://bit.ly/SbaGqv Greek journalist arrested over exposing politicians’ alleged tax evasion The president of Greece’s Association of Judges and Public Prosecutors Vassiliki Thanou-Christophilou (R) attends a meeting of Greek judges at the supreme courthouse in Athens (AFP Photo / Aris Messinis) Greek police have arrested one of the country’s top journalists, after his publication Hot Doc released the so-called ‘Lagarde list,’ containing the names of some 2,000 Greeks with funds hidden in Swiss bank accounts. The police arrested Kostas Vaxevanis, the owner and editor of Hot Doc, during a live radio interview on Sunday. “They’re entering my house with the prosecutor right now. They are arresting me. Spread the word,” Vaxevanis tweeted. He is due to appear in court on Monday to answer charges of privacy violations from publishing the list of names, which dates to 2007. “Instead of arresting the tax evaders and the ministers who had the list in their hands, they are trying to arrest the truth and free journalism,” Vaxevanis said in an interview. The speaker of the Greek Parliament, several Finance Ministry employees and a number of business leaders all reportedly had Swiss HSBC bank accounts. The Hot Doc article revealed that data matched that of Christine Lagarde, the former French finance minister who in 2010 provided her Greek counterpart a list of names of those alleged to have large sums of money stashed away in Swiss banks. Citing privacy concerns for individuals on the list, Hot Doc said it had redacted exact bank balance figures, but added that some accounts contained as much as 500 million euros. The Greek government took no action at the emergence of the first ‘Lagarde list.’ Tax evasion has become a hotly contested issue, as the country’s parliament is expected to vote on a new 13.5 billion euro austerity package that most Greeks oppose. On Friday, the office of former Prime Minister George Papandreou denied accusations that he knew about the list, after a member of the opposition Syriza party asserted that Papandreou had helped arrange a meeting with the chief of the Geneva HSBC branch when he was in power. Last week, former Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou said that he had asked the country’s financial crimes unit to investigate about 20 Greeks suspected of maintaining large holdings in Geneva, after French authorities forwarded him the list in 2010. He also claimed that the Finance Ministry’s legal adviser had told him that using the list as evidence was problematic, since an HSBC employee had illegally leaked it. International lenders have long insisted that Greece investigate those suspected of tax evasion before the country be deemed eligible for further bailouts. The Hot Doc report did not make specific accusations of money laundering. The publication pointed out that it was legal to own a Swiss bank account, but implied that the Greek government has done little to investigate the matter. Giorgos Voulgarakis, the speaker of parliament from Mr. Samaras’s center-right New Democracy Party, was quick to deny the accusations and responded by accusing Hot Doc of slander. According to the magazine, Voulgarakis’ HSBC deposits dating back to 2003 are not on the speaker’s tax declarations. A massive social media campaign is now underway asking that all charges against Vaxevanis for his role in the ‘Lagarde list’ leak be dropped. ‘Tax immunity for Greece’s rich’ The leading investigative reporter in Greece had been arrested for “effectively serving the public interest,” Yanis Varoufakis, professor of Economics at the University of Athens, told RT. He says Greek politicians are not keen to expose corruption as the country’s political and business elite have historically been intertwined. “Let’s not beat about the bush. The great problem with tax evasion in Greece…it is one of the reasons that Greece is being portrayed internationally as a…
Half of military drones may broadcast unencrypted footage http://bit.ly/Q32M5D Source: RT An Air Force MQ-9 Reaper. (AFP Photo / James Lee Harper) The unmanned drones that have become a hallmark of the Obama administration’s foreign policy wreak havoc across the world every day as part of the broadening war on terror, but you don’t have to be an insurgent or soldier to have a front-row seat. The US military relies on stealthy, remote controlled Reaper and Predator drones — unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVS — to take out insurgents and suspected terrorists overseas without ever putting boots on the ground. But while the transmissions sent from the empty cockpits to control centers around the globe broadcast each and every move of America’s insanely expensive and extraordinary technology, that doesn’t mean the data is streamed solely to Uncle Sam. In 2008, the US discovered that Shi’ite militants in Iraq had accessed the video feed sent from those stealth drones using only a $26 piece of software, then sent the footage to laptops that eventually landed in the hands of American intelligence. Wired.com’s Danger Room reports that the problem stemmed from something that warranted a relatively easy solution: retrofitting those aircraft with encryption devices that ensured only authorized eyes could see the stream. Four years down the road, however, a source involved in those upgrades tells the website that it’s still easy to hijack transmissions with hardly any trouble. Only “30 to 50 percent” of the United States’ Predator and Reaper drones are using fully encrypted transmissions, a source familiar with the retrofitting effort tells Danger Room, adding that the United States’ missile-firing fleet of secret spy ships aren’t likely to be fully fixed until 2014, at which point US President Barack Obama says we will already be ending the war in Afghanistan. As Noah Shachtman and David Axe write for Wired, transmissions sent from drones to command centers can be routed either via satellite or with Common Data Link radio signals, although full encryption is only applied in the former. ”Standard unencrypted video is basically a broadcast to whoever can figure out the right carrier frequency, so essentially, we are simulcasting to battlefield commanders and the opposing force. If that opposing force knows we can see them and from where, they can take better evasive maneuvers,” a source involved in Navy UAVs tell Wired. Several sources speaking to Danger Room say that the military is in the midst of spending tens of millions of dollars to upgrade both UAVs and on-the-ground receivers, but full encryption won’t be available across the whole array of arsenals for years to come.
Yes, it is starting to happen. The pending case for the serious $43 Trillion Mortgage Fraud that Americans faced. Major Banks, Governmental Officials and Their Comrade Capitalists Targets of Spire Law Group, LLP’s Racketeering and Money Laundering Lawsuit Seeking Return of $43 Trillion to the United States Treasury NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Spire Law Group, LLP’s national home owners’ lawsuit, pending in the venue where the “Banksters” control their $43 trillion racketeering scheme (New York) – known as the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History and identifying $43 trillion ($43,000,000,000,000.00) of laundered money by the “Banksters” and their U.S. racketeering partners and joint venturers – now pinpoints the identities of the key racketeering partners of the “Banksters” located in the highest offices of government and acting for their own self-interests. In connection with the federal lawsuit now impending in the United States District Court in Brooklyn, New York (Case No. 12-cv-04269-JBW-RML) – involving, among other things, a request that the District Court enjoin all mortgage foreclosures by the Banksters nationwide, unless and until the entire $43 trillion is repaid to a court-appointed receiver – Plaintiffs now establish the location of the $43 trillion ($43,000,000,000,000.00) of laundered money in a racketeering enterprise participated in by the following individuals (without limitation): Attorney General Holder acting in his individual capacity, Assistant Attorney General Tony West, the brother in law of Defendant California Attorney General Kamala Harris (both acting in their individual capacities), Jon Corzine (former New Jersey Governor), Robert Rubin (former Treasury Secretary and Bankster), Timothy Geitner, Treasury Secretary (acting in his individual capacity), Vikram Pandit (recently resigned and disgraced Chairman of the Board of Citigroup), Valerie Jarrett (a Senior White House Advisor), Anita Dunn (a former “communications director” for the Obama Administration), Robert Bauer (husband of Anita Dunn and Chief Legal Counsel for the Obama Re-election Campaign), as well as the “Banksters” themselves, and their affiliates and conduits. The lawsuit alleges serial violations of the United States Patriot Act, the Policy of Embargo Against Iran and Countries Hostile to the Foreign Policy of the United States, and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (commonly known as the RICO statute) and other State and Federal laws. Here are the preliminary flings: USA Racketeering and Mortgage Fraud Case – Initial Filing
A Challenge: Find A Presidential Candidate That Will Stand For These 15 Issues http://bit.ly/ShQ5TH 1. A candidate is interested in stopping the use of the death penalty for federal or state crimes. 2. A candidate is interested in eliminating or reducing the 5,113 US nuclear warheads. 3. A candidate is campaigning to close Guantanamo prison. 4. A candidate has called for arresting and prosecuting high ranking people on Wall Street for the subprime mortgage catastrophe. 5. A candidate is interested in holding anyone in the Bush administration accountable for the torture committed by US personnel against prisoners in Guantanamo or in Iraq or Afghanistan. 6. A candidate is interested in stopping the use of drones to assassinate people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen or Somalia. 7. A candidate is against warrantless surveillance, indefinite detention, or racial profiling in fighting “terrorism.’ 8. A candidate is interested in fighting for a living wage. In fact A are really committed beyond lip service to raising the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – which, if it kept pace with inflation since the 1960s should be about $10 an hour. 9. A candidate was interested in arresting Osama bin Laden and having him tried in court. 10. A candidate will declare they refuse to bomb Iran. 11. A candidate is refusing to take huge campaign contributions from people and organizations. 12. A candidate proposes any significant specific steps to reverse global warming. 13. A candidate is talking about the over 2 million people in jails and prisons in the US. 14. A candidate proposes to create public jobs so everyone who wants to work can. 15. A candidate opposes the nuclear power industry. In fact both support expansion. Guess what? Neither Romney nor Obama stand for any of these. Looks like, regardless of who gets elected, not much is going to change. Source: AlterNet
Susanne Posel, Contributor to the Activist Post In the UK, Michael Doherty, a former aircraft engineer, is suing the Metropolitan Police for breaking and entering, assault and battery, and kidnapping. Doherty was forcibly taken into police custody on suspicion of harassment without probable cause for the crime. A district court judge agreed to allow Doherty to bring charges against the police in West London for their blatant disregard for the law. After a bogus internal investigation, Doherty filed charges against the officers in question. Two men in plain clothes claiming to be police officers came to the victim’s door. Doherty refused to allow the police into his residence when they demanded he open the door. This prompted the use of violent force by the police and the reason for Doherty’s counter claim. The officers who came to take Doherty asserted authority based on a trumped-up claim by a commander’s secretary that she was harassed by the victim. In a statement, she said that Doherty had called the station and became engaged, “abusive, rude and aggressive”. Answering to these inflated allegations, Doherty agreed to come to the station of his own volition; however the police officers responded by dragging him violently out of his home, handcuffing him and forcing him into their car. Doherty, having recorded the calls made to the police, could prove that the commander’s secretary was lying. After this fact was produced, the secretary became unsure of her recollection of the conversations with Doherty, saying they were “hazy”. Doherty has decided to pursue private litigation against the police officers for perjury, making false statements concerning the phone calls, and demanding the officers be fired. According to the summons served on the officers: You were on the property as a trespasser and you threatened to smash down a glass-paneled door which the homeowner was holding closed. You threatened and used a battering ram to support your threat of violence. The occupants were caused fear for their personal safety. You willfully failed to perform your duty to such a degree that it amounted to an abuse of the public trust which had been placed in you. Committing trespassing, and kidnapping, the officers took Doherty without permission and therefore without warrant for arrest broke the law. Entry into a private home is by court authority with a search warrant or permission of the resident in the UK just as it is in the US. In May of this year, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) requested from Congress through a new authorization act to allow US armed forces to be used against American citizens as a new response team for domestic disturbances. The police state continues to march across the nation as local police departments are becoming para-militarized. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) were involved in private residential raids in July of this year to seize “anti-government or anarchist literature”. In Portland, Olympia and Seattle, the authorities claimed that anarchist literature, flags, flag-making materials, mobile phones, hard drives, address books and black clothing were taken from protesters. The DHS and FBI are warning about a possible false flag attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and “anarchists”. Active duty military and US veterans are also a target of the US government’s propaganda campaign against terrorism. The US Armed Forces now claim that white supremacists are joining the military to infiltrate and overthrow what is referred to as the Zionist Occupation Government (ZOG). Academics have proposed that the infiltration scheme includes white supremacists hiding their ties to neo-Nazi groups is secret in order to get passed screeners when applying for the armed forces in recruitment offices. In Chicago and Cleveland, the FBI arrested alleged “anarchist terrorists” who have improvised explosive device (IED) materials after an informant provided a tip. Blaming the false flag “war on terror”, the US government has empowered, “police forces throughout the country [that] have purchased military equipment, adopted military training, and sought to inculcate a “soldier’s mentality” among their ranks.” The Department of Homeland Security solicited for acquisition last month an estimated 2,500 heavily armored vehicles for the purpose of “police rescue”. Along with gathering 1.8 billion round of hollow point bullets for alleged target practice, along with 1,400 pounds of fertilizer bomb making materials, specialized riot gear, LRADs and other crowd control devices, bullet-proof checkpoint outposts – as well as human shaped paper targets. As outlined in the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) processes are defined by operational environments in regard to battle space, effects, evaluation of threats and adversaries while determining the course of action. In regard to civil situations, and to maintain intelligence and operational purposes, preparations with regard to terrain are inconsequential. According to the RAND Corporation document , “Street Smart: Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield for Urban Operations”, the use of IPB in urban areas will alleviate some of the anticipated “analytic difficulties posed by urbanized areas.” By training in American cities, the armed forces can realize maneuvers and special considerations that are needed to control urban infrastructure in the case of civil disturbance and insurrection. Having foreknowledge of the people living in the specified cities that are marked for control assist in the “critical operational success” of not only “knowing the enemy” but also the ability to retain a level of concealment and surprise. When the US Army is “called upon to operate in villages, towns, and cities their directive will be to “neutralize American citizens’ technological capabilities” using “sophisticated intelligence equipment” and advanced tactical training. In Minneapolis, US Special Operations Command (USSOC) conducted urban warfare drills in August. The local police department and the Federal Aviation Administration collaborated with the military to choose training times and locations. The Marine Corp has created a law-enforcement battalion (ELB) consisting of specialized military police officers (SMP) will take the role of current street cops while still remaining part of the Marine Corp. SMPs would be deployed to assist in any event of civil disturbance, handling of detainees, use biometrics to identify suspects and conduct forensic work. Their assistance is not limited to conducting DUIs and writing speeding tickets in an effort to re-brand the Marine Corps as being more involved with average work now allocated to local law enforcement. Contained within the US Army Military Police training manual for Civil Disturbance Operations are outlines describing how the US military will use the arsenal at their disposal to quell domestic riots, confiscate firearms and kill Americans during times of mass civil unrest. The explicit use of “deadly force” when confronting “dissidents” is clearly stated with the refusal of a “warning shot” and the directives toward weapons that rioters or demonstrators will experience in the name of continuity of government. Susanne Posel is the Chief Editor of Occupy Corporatism . Our alternative news site is dedicated to reporting the news as it actually happens; not
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