Thursday, January 31, 2008

Caucus for Gravel

Send a Message to the DLC and inside the belt way Dems.
Go to the Feb. 5th Democratic caucuses and Back Alaska's favorite son Mike Gravel.
He is the only Democratic Candidate who is Pro Impeachment,
Anti War and Pro meaningful Health Care Reform. A good showing for Mike will keep these issues on the table. Check out the Democrat's website they are eager to have you there and will feed and serenade you.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Pay no attention to the men behind the curtains!

You can find the original story at
Phil Munger's blog spot where you can find links to the London Times story and other links.

The Most Gagged Person in U.S. History

The woman in this picture looks unlikely for that title, but she is "the most gagged person in U.S. history." She looks more like Governor Sarah Palin's younger sister, or Palin herself, without glasses.

Her name is Sibel Edmonds. If you haven't heard of her it is because our government - and several others - don't want you to hear her, hear of her or read what she's read.

This is the first story I've taken up at Progressive Alaska that doesn't appear to have an Alaska connection. But her story appears to be the truth, and even though she's under several court orders not to tell it, it appears she started doing that over the past weekend. Not to the U.S. mainstream press, but to The Sunday Times of London. Although newspapers in Israel, India, Pakistan and other places have started repeating her weekend Times story, or parts of it, no U.S. newspaper of record has even alluded to it yet. I.N.N. Video News covered the story today.

Edmonds, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Azerbaijan, began working for the FBI shortly after September 11, 2001. She speaks Turkish, Farsi and Azerbaijani. She was set to work translating some of the incredible number of untranslated telephone intercepts at the FBI, as they attempted to play catch-up after the 9/11 intelligence fiasco. When she started asking supervisors inconvenient questions about information she was putting together, she was terminated from her job. She has won every hearing since having to do with her job performance. Nobody has poked a hole yet into any information she has divulged.

The Edmonds article at wikipedia hasn't been updated lately, but it is informative. There is a blog devoted to her chronicle, and several hundred blogs around the planet have picked up on the Times story. Justin Raimondo wrote an excellent essay on the Times revelations, and Brad Friedman at BradBlog is in touch with Edmonds through the beginning of this week. YouTube has an excellent cache of interviews and talks featuring Sibel Edmonds. Daniel Ellsberg has been an outspoken advocate for Edmonds.

Here's the essence of her new revelations:

Edmonds described how foreign intelligence agents had enlisted the support of US officials to acquire a network of moles in sensitive military and nuclear institutions.

Among the hours of covert tape recordings, she says she heard evidence that one well-known senior official in the US State Department was being paid by Turkish agents in Washington who were selling the information on to black market buyers, including Pakistan.

The name of the official – who has held a series of top government posts – is known to The Sunday Times. He strongly denies the claims.

However, Edmonds said: “He was aiding foreign operatives against US interests by passing them highly classified information, not only from the State Department but also from the Pentagon, in exchange for money, position and political objectives.”

She claims that the FBI was also gathering evidence against senior Pentagon officials – including household names – who were aiding foreign agents.

“If you made public all the information that the FBI have on this case, you will see very high-level people going through criminal trials,” she said.

Her story shows just how much the West was infiltrated by foreign states seeking nuclear secrets. It illustrates how western government officials turned a blind eye to, or were even helping, countries such as Pakistan acquire bomb technology.

The wider nuclear network has been monitored for many years by a joint Anglo-American intelligence effort. But rather than shut it down, investigations by law enforcement bodies such as the FBI and Britain’s Revenue & Customs have been aborted to preserve diplomatic relations.

The Turks and Israelis had planted “moles” in military and academic institutions which handled nuclear technology. Edmonds says there were several transactions of nuclear material every month, with the Pakistanis being among the eventual buyers. “The network appeared to be obtaining information from every nuclear agency in the United States,” she said.

They were helped, she says, by the high-ranking State Department official who provided some of their moles – mainly PhD students – with security clearance to work in sensitive nuclear research facilities. These included the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory in New Mexico, which is responsible for the security of the US nuclear deterrent.

Edmonds has today posted pictures of most of the main figures in her narrative.

If there is some sort of Alaska connection to her story, it might be in the parallels involving the FBI being thwarted in pursuing a criminal investigation or investigations. Ray Metcalfe has told me that the White House attempted to shut down the Alaska GOP legislative corruption probe in early 2007. Metcalfe, like Edmonds, has been avoided by the mainstream press.

Posted by Philip Munger at 8:12 PM

Thursday, December 06, 2007

First Post from Truth Matters

Hi, saw Judy tonight and will again next week in connection with a project to participate in Non-Violent Civil Disobedience action here in Anchorage.
Any Greens out there interested in participating or supporting let us know. We also await suggestions re this potluck. Unless we hear otherwise we will sign the South Central Greens on as co-sponsors of the action. Also saw Diane Benson at the Alaska Public Health Association summit this week. She was there for the showing of "Pathway to Hope: Healing Child Sexual Abuse" which she produced and narrated. It is a very moving film that had me in tears. I highly recommend it especially for those who have experienced or have those close to them who have experienced abuse. Her run for congress should prove an interesting opportunity for some Green Party action. I was thinking that we could ask "If Diane does not get the nomination, would you register as a Green? I did not discuss this with Diane by the way. Just putting out the idea.
Truth Matters (and might even be possible)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Green get-together & potluck

Being organized! Judy Moss & Tom Macchia are working on getting this worked out--among the items to be discussed are getting Greens registered in Alaska. State ballot access increased from 17 states at the beginning of 2006 to 31 by the end of the year; something's working right in the rest of the country for the Green Party. Let's see if we can get that magic working here! Please post suggestions for the potluck here.

Friday, August 18, 2006

House candidate Bartee answers NEA questionnaire

The Alaska branch of the National Education Association sends a questionnaire to candidates. You can read State House District 32 candidate Bill Bartee's responses here.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Meeting place & time

The Southcentral Greens generally do not meet in the summer. In the winter, meetings are held monthly. Time and place will be posted here when the group starts up again.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

About the Southcentral Bioregion

Alaska's political landscape is divided by the Green Party of Alaska into bioregions. A bioregion, or ecoregion, is a large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct, recurring pattern of ecosystems or natural communities. Most political divisions are divorced from the land and ecosystems around them, being related solely to human populations. This creates a political system inherently unconnected to the natural forces and the ecosystems upon which human beings depend. By reconnecting our politics with our biosphere, the Green Party of Alaska aims to bring our policy and our environment into fundamental harmony.

The Southcentral bioregion includes the Anchorage bowl, the Homer area, and the Cordova area.