and Carlos Arredondo are some of the
thousands of Americans who have lost a family member in Iraq. Their
son Alexander's name is among those recited at the vigil. Another,
Andrew Bacevich, was the son of a Career Army Officer, BU Professor
and policy expert with the same name. 492 Cafe prepared his talk
"Ten Points on US Foreign
Policy" for radio broadcast on WZBC-FM's Truth
and Justice Radio in 2006. Here's a 30
second promo for the broadcast.
"undue foreign influence" Murdoch's local arm of his fake news
network whitewashed all the veteran and military family participation
in this event from their "report." They misreported the event
as a "protest," a word uttered only once that day (as "This is
not ...a protest.") A veteran was labeled "protestor." (more
on Faux Snooze follows, below)
|Vigilers listen to Chuck Williams
Surrealeus: "Waterboard Bush!" Not everyone
assumed the somber tone set by organizers at this public event.
Markus Nechay (who signs his paintings "Marcus
often appears in costume. The "Waterboard
Bush"sign was brought by a man who has spent years helping
New Orleans victims of the government negligence (and worse) to
recover their lives. ...They will, of course, never recover their
492 Cafe's custom
designed and built "SoniKart," (foreground) let Veterans for Peace
and others be heard shaming Condee "Chevron" Rice at
Boston College's commencement. It has pursued Dick Cheney (aka "Halliburton" Cheney, "Deadeye
Dick," or just
plain old "Dick.") Freeman has personally delivered a
claim against the city of Boston to the Mayor and his attorney,
as well as the Police Commissioner, in response to Boston's illegal
seizure of the system during Candidate Ross' speeech outside a
Cheney fund raiser. (Post-trial, The SoniKart was collected disassembled
into over 200 pieces.) 492 Cafe also responded by helping to raise
over $25K in 2008 for progressive causes.
battery-operated system provides high-fidelity live sound amplification
for the crowd, while saving money othewise collected by the
City of Boston, which charges about $200.00 for electricity. The
'Kart fired up a pair of (can ya believe it?) American
The recordings posted above were
made with this workstation, with post production by Freeman
Z using the ProTools LE Digital Editing system.
on Boston Fox's "News"
As the corporate press whores-of
War glorified the anniversary
of the beginning of the greatest war crime of the millennium, a couple
of hundred people assembled in the rain on Boston Common to remember
the war dead.
the Faux Snooze Fake Report here
In the TV clip, you can hear a bit of sound from the
event, "...lies..." (this
sound bite aired on Faux, possible due to their hurried carelessness)
and you can see a loudspeaker covered in plastic behind the man who's
interviewed (He's a veteran, but Faux Snooze labels him simply "protester.")
Faux showed up very late. Their production work is clearly inferior in
style and content, even compared to the other locals.
What did Faux Snooze "miss?"
- This was not a protest, It was a
somber vigil. Names of war dead (civilians included,) were read aloud.
There was no chanting. The recording here includes the (Fox-Purged)
statement that this is a vigil, not a rally.
- Veterans and their families had
a strong presence. (Faux ALWAYS "misses" the
presence of Veterans, and even has misreported a veteran-led action,
taking pains to find a civilian to interview among the veterans, then
snidely commenting "They'll never serve.")
- Organizations were
not named Banners and organizations were purged. (As compared
to "181 Charlie," a clear identity.)
- Note that these are National Guard ("Guardsmen")
who were never intended for foreign deployment. In fact, some say,
their role is to protect us from the Federal Government. The Constitution
does not call for a standing army, presumably because the "framers" knew
this would enable the Federal Government to do bad things. They were
correct. D. W. Eisenhower warned us (vintage
video) that our country
was being taken over by war industrialists. That was quite a while
How did Citizen Rupert's Faux spin the story?
- Focus on happy reunions with
absolutely no mention, in text or video, of a million Iraqis murdered
by the US
Soldier's dismissive comment about "protestors" states that
our "freedom" to have a "protest" comes from his
willingness to "fight." Our freedom comes somehow from his
complicity in war crimes, rather than from our own determination.
Protestors are portrayed as being selfish, worried, primarily about
money, maybe welfare "handouts." (Obviously, these misguided souls
have no understanding of the importance of the mission. They just want
free school lunches for their kids.)
reigned down on Baghdad" coincides
with a child waving a US flag. ...Boys will be boys!
- Soldier refers to the Bush
Halliburton war crimes as "their
war" (the soldiers' war)
Wars, last time I checked, are waged not by lowly soldiers, but by
the ruling class
- "It's all you think about..." Really? You
don't think about morality? About policy? About Iraqis? How noble. "...Were
on a protective mission..." So were the Gestapo,
if you ask them. Protecting the "Homeland," a phrase that's
infiltrated our national vocabulary of late.
- The claim that the soldiers
passed the "protest" may be
false. Neither location was mentioned. (Whatever happened
to "...Who What Why Where When?")
- Iraq Veterans Against The War had
just completed "Winter Soldier" a
national project bearing witness to US war crimes, including, in some
cases, their own. Modeled after the Vietnam era action of the same
name, (I believe that was the source of the famous John Kerry "Monster" speech,)
it was skillfully ignored by the corporate press whores. They had an
unexplained slew of antique shows and heroic cat rescue stories to
report about instead, I'm sure.
Would the National Guardsman have made the same comment
had he actually seen the vigil? Rupert Murdoch's Fox makes sure we'll
More Local Corporate Propaganda Press Spin
From WHDH ...if
(the protestors) had
a clue..." (source)
Meanwhile in Boston, protesters were arrested for blocking the entrance
into the Armed Forces Recruitment Center. The protesters dressed up
as wounded Iraqis and soldiers, and chanted for the end of the war
and removal of troops from the region.
"I just think if they had clue as to what were go through over
there and what our families for through back here, they might have a
different view on it," Staff Sgt. Sean Fitzgerald said.
The five demonstrators who were arrested are expected to be arraigned
in court Thursday.
Apparently, Staff Sgt. Sean Fitzgerald has a clearer view of the world
than all the veterans, intellectuals and family members in our camp.
Can you imagine the corporate news whores running a quote from someone
who's in the majority standing against the war, in which the soldiers
are said to be ignorant?
The pattern is clear. The corporate press will paint
those who speak out against the corporate war as clueless, where our noble
soldiers know the real deal. How convenient it is for them not to ask for
credentials of the speakers whose qualifications often outshine their opponents,
whose own military service or loss of a family member is simply ignored.