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1. AFP 2004 Bilderberg coverage/photos
2. Bilderbergers attack democracy in EU/Portugal
3. UK press cover up Blair daughter's suicide bid
4. 911 sceptics network - UK latest
5. Indymedia UK's censored news articles compiled
6. (ish) see also the rather wonderful http://www.911exposed.com/


1. AFP 2004 Bilderberg coverage/photos
more at http://www.bilderberg.org/2004.htm#AFP

for photos see the following 
http://www.bilderberg.org/photos04.pdf small
http://www.bilderberg.org/pullout.pdf large


Investigation Reveals: Bilderbergers Want Taxes Up, War in Iraq Over

By James P. Tucker Jr.

Stresa, Italy-At this year's secret Bilderberg meeting, some of the world's most powerful elite focused on U.S. taxes and  foreign giveaways, as well as the increasingly violent Iraq occupation and the role the United Nations should play in all  future similar outbreaks of violence.

Prior to the meeting, a Bilderberg memo promised that its members would deal mainly with European-American relations and in  that context, with U.S politics, Iraq, the Middle East, European geopolitics, NATO, China, energy and economic problems.

During the conference, Britain came in for harsh criticism for supporting the invasion of Iraq. It was also lambasted for  failing to embrace the euro, despite Prime Minister Tony Blair's promise to do so at a Bilderberg meeting some years ago in  the Scottish resort of Turnberry. 

Bilderberg members also expressed frustration with the rising clamor in Britain to quit the European Union.

As expected, the United States was heavily criticized for the fact that its foreign aid was a smaller percentage of gross  domestic product than that of other nations. That marked the third straight meeting at which Bilderbergers' decades of almost  total congeniality was marred by hostility among the Americans, Britons and continental Europeans.

The first evidence of division in the ranks was apparent in 2002 when Bilderbergers met at Chantilly, Va., near Washington.  Then, Europeans were angry that the United Sates was preparing for an invasion of Iraq. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld  tried to placate them with a promise not to invade "this year." Instead, the war began in March 2003.

Bilderbergers, however, remain united in their long-term goal to strengthen the role the UN plays in regulating global  relations. Aside from that objective, other matters on this year's conference agenda included the following:

• British elites are to press on with membership in the European Union despite growing domestic opposition.

• The Free Trade Area of the Americas should be enacted and include the entire Western Hemisphere except for Cuba until Fidel  Castro is gone. It should then evolve into the "American Union" as a carbon copy of the European Union.

• An "Asian-Pacific Union" is to emerge as the third great superstate, neatly dividing the world into three great regions for  the administrative convenience of banking and corporate elites. The United States and other international financial  institutions should facilitate and administrate these global trade pacts.

Bilderbergers have, for some time, argued for three global currencies-the euro for Europe, the dollar for the American Union  and another for the "Asian-Pacific Union."

One Bilderberger, Kenneth Clarke, a former chancellor of the British exchequer, saw the consolidation of currencies as an  ideal strategy when he spoke to this reporter several years ago in Portugal. At that time, Clarke told me that  "dollarization" would dominate the globe and "our children will laugh at all the petty currencies we have now."

Another much-discussed subject at this year's conference was the concept of imposing a direct UN tax on people worldwide. In  order to achieve it, some Bilderbergers presented two proposals: a tax on oil at the wellhead and a tax on international  financial transactions.

Bilderberg leaders tilted strongly toward the oil tax because everyone who drives a car, rides public transportation or flies  in a plane will end up paying the tax. That will represent more people than those engaged in international financial  transactions across the globe.

On the issue of Iraq, European Bilderbergers were more upset that the United States invaded without the UN's blessing than  the fact that over 800 American soldiers have died and thousands of innocent Iraqi citizens have been killed.

Word reached the conference from Rumsfeld, who was unable to attend this year's meeting, that the U.S. military would assume  a more defensive stance in Iraq, rather than the more provocative operations of door-to-door searches and widespread  detention. 

Rumsfeld was, however, represented in Stresa by Douglas Feith, his undersecretary for policy, and William Luti, deputy  undersecretary for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs. Former Pentagon advisor Richard Perle, one of the major architects  of the war in Iraq, was also present. It had been Perle, Feith and Paul Wolfowitz who, from the mid 1990s, had fashioned the  Middle East policy later adopted by Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld.

European Bilderbergers also protested the fact that the Pentagon was considering reducing troop levels in Germany and tried  hard to convince their American counterparts to resist the move. They argued it would "undermine unity" and, irrespective of  the military implications, the German economy benefited annually from the millions of dollars spent by U.S. servicemen there.

Resistance in Britain to the euro, and to membership in the European Union, caused much concern and was deemed an obstacle to  the solidification of the superstate. 

It was noted that many Europeans were unaware of the European Parliament elections scheduled for June 10 and should there be  a low turnout, it could be attributed to a protest boycott of the elections by EU opposition groups.

Four former Conservative members of Parliament have endorsed the United Kingdom Independence Party, which demands British  withdrawal from the European Union. And, if allowed to vote in a referendum, it has been reported that Britons would reject  membership in the European Union by strong proportions. A YouGov survey, taken at the end of May, showed 48 percent would  vote to get out of the European Union and 36 percent would vote to stay in. 

As it stands, Europeans can only select members for the European Parliament but not the EU Commission, the bureaucratic  powerhouse of the union.

Bilderberg participants ended their secret sessions on an upbeat note with a ferry ride to a luxury island on Lake Maggiore,  where John Elkman, the latest vice president of the Fiat motor company, will marry his new bride in September. 



Pro-Israel Neo-Cons Prominent at 2004 Bilderberg Meeting

By Michael Collins Piper

This year's American delegation-some 33 members strong-among the 127 acknowledged attendees at the 2004 Bilderberg meeting  was populated by a heavy contingent of individuals known for their intimate ties to the powerful Israeli lobby in the United  States. In full force was that faction known as the so-called "neo- conservatives"-those who have determined that Israel's  security should be central to all U.S. foreign policy decisions, even those policies that focus on other parts of the world,  outside the realm of U.S.-Middle East relations.

Most notable among this group is the now-infamous Richard Perle, who has attended several past Bilderberg meetings, when  Republican administrations have been ensconced in Washington.

A former member and chairman of the "Dubya" Bush-administrated created Defense Policy Board (DPB), Perle was once a lobbyist  for an Israeli arms manufacturer and, in the 1970s-while serving as a top aide to then-Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D-Wash.)-was  investigated by the FBI for espionage on behalf of Israel. After a stint as an undersecretary of defense in the Reagan  administration, Perle went on to become a major player in the burgeoning neo-conservative network that played the critical  role in pushing the United States into the war against Iraq.

Considering the fact that Perle was forced to resign from the DPB after it was learned that he had been advising Goldman  Sachs International on how it might profit from the war in Iraq, it is not surprising that Goldman Sachs has long been  represented at the Bilderberg meetings and now boasts its "international advisor" Martin Taylor as Bilderberg's honorary  secretary general.

Joining Perle were two other Bush administration neo-conservative heavyweights generally known to have been major forces  behind the push for war in Iraq: Douglas Feith, deputy undersecretary of defense for policy-the top lieutenant of  neoconservative stalwart and longtime Perle associate, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz-and his colleague, William J.  Luti, deputy undersecretary of defense for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs.

The neo-conservatives were also represented at Bilderberg by Max Boot, a top editor for The Wall Street Journal, who has been  known for his advocacy of American imperialism in the pages of both the Journal and in The Weekly Standard, which is  published by European-based Rothschild family satellite Rupert Murdoch and edited by neoconservative theoretician William  Kristol.

Also in attendance at this year's Bilderberg was Kristol's close colleague, Robert Kagan-a contributing editor of The Weekly  Standard and a director of Kristol's Project for the New American Century, which once declared that "a new Pearl Harbor" was  necessary in order for the United States to begin waging imperial ventures around the globe.

The neo-conservative Hudson Institute was represented at Bilderberg by Marie Josee Kravis, who is both the wife of  billionaire Henry Kravis (also in attendance, representing his financial empire) and a business colleague of Perle, having  served with Perle as a director of the neo-conservative (and Rothschild family affiliated) Hollinger publishing empire, which  includes The Jerusalem Post among its holdings.

Another neo-conservative figure on hand was Bruce Kovner, one of America's richest men, who has helped finance The New York  Sun newspaper, a small circulation-but highly influential-neo-conservative journal. Kovner also serves as chairman of the  American Enterprise Institute, with which the aforementioned Perle has long been associated.

These neo-conservatives were also joined this year at Bilderberg by a handful of other top former Washington policy makers  and publicists known for their sympathies for Israel, including Dennis Ross of the pro-Israel Washington Institute for Near  East Policy, effectively an offshoot of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee, former State Department official Richard  N. Haas, president of the CFR, and former Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke.



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2. Bilderbergers attack democracy in EU/Portugal
http://www.bilderberg.org/2004.htm#portugal

Bilderbergers threaten Portugese/EU democracy

A Bilderberg exclusive from valmontnoir@sapo.pt [apologies for not too good Englaish]

Wed, June 30, 2004

Pedro Santana Lopes was one of the three Portuguese present at the Bilderberg reunion of 2004, and I have some information on  him. But before I proceed, I must explain our current political situation here in Portugal.

Our Prime Minister, José Durão Barroso - who also participated in one the meetings of the Bilderberg Group, has been invited  to be the next President of the European Commission and he accepted this nomination. 

He has, at the moment, the support of the main politicians in Europe. But, and in the terms of our Constitution, the  resignation of the Prime Minister dictates the resignation of all the executive government. Thus a major political crisis  here In Portugal. 

Now, our Republic's President has to decide if he calls for new elections - the only democratic solution possible - or if he  accepts the nomination of Pedro Santana Lopes to Prime Minister (with no election). Jorge Sampaio, our President, has earlier  attended one of the Bilderberg Meetings, and he is inclined to choose Pedro Santana Lopes for Prime Minister, without  elections.

Who is Santana Lopes? Well, he is the son of Maria Ivone and Aníbal Lopes, in 1956. He has a degree in Law, but was low  graded student. From 1976, he was a member of the PSD Social-Democrat Party (Conservative party), Chief of staff on culture,  he once said he loved "Chopin's compositions for the violin" - this shows the kind of man he is. Low culture, he only likes  to show himself in social events. He is a right wing man, pro-globalisation, loves soccer, and he is the Mayor of Lisbon, but  he got in by a very strange elections (much like Bush in Florida). 

However, we are talking of a megalomaniac that sees himself as "a man of politics, and a man of victory" - on his biographic  web site. He does not hesitate to create conflicts inside PSD to try to ascend to power positions, opening crisis among its  peers, generating plots inside national politics, to ascend. But he failed to get the support of the members of his party, so  he has lost the elections inside PSD. However, he won the Mayor of a town called Figueira da Foz, and he made a fair job, so,  the next step was Lisbon. But in Lisbon, he only won with strange elections.

He wants to change Portugese Constitution, in order to create a new institution of power, called the Senate, and he presents  himself, with others, as one of the the necessary names to be senators - notice that this senate would not be like USA  Senate; he proposed a life time nomination as a senator. There would be no election for the Senate, but the Government would  simply nominate life time senators. This is his concept of State.

As I write this lines, here in Portugal there are manifestations all over the contry demanding election and against the  nomination of Pedro Santana Lopes without elections, for Prime Minister.

José Socrates, other of the three participants in 2004 meeting, is a important leader os PS (Socialist Party); he is pointed  as a strong menace for the leadership of Ferro Rodrigues. At the moment Rodrigues is leader of PS, but in the middle of an  internal war inside PS, which nobody knows the genesis of this war, because he has taken PS to great results on statistics.



3. UK press cover up Blair daughter's suicide bid
http://www.public-interest.co.uk/aseye/index.htm#Tony
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/293456.html

Tony Blair's daughter in suicide bid

On or around Thursday 13th May 2004 Tony Blair's 16 year old daughter Kathryn attempted to commit suicide. She is in the  middle of exams, believed to be GCSE's and took an overdose of unknown pills. She was rushed to hospital and a news blackout  was requested by the PM's office and adhered to by the British Press. Katherine is believed to be studying at the Sacred  Heart school in Hammersmith, West London, a Roman Catholic state secondary school.

News about the suicide attempt was confirmed by Alan Johnson, Labour MP for West Hull and Hessle.

So, was this a sudden pang of concience from the British tabloids over sensitive reporting of the PM's family? Or the  establishment press (yes even the tabloids are owned by the establishment) kow-towing to protect the flagging public image of  the most disasterous Prime Minister this country has ever seen just before local and European Elections?

In a democracy, the public have a right to know about the family failings of anyone in public office - it enables them to  judge whether to vote for that individual or not. When that failing family is the Prime Ministers the press have a duty to  inform the public - not to protect politicians' images from public scrutiny.




4. Healthy 911 sceptics network - UK latest
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/london/2004/06/294165.html

-Upcoming 911 events and meetings in London 
-Introductions of new members and websites and opportunity to link up 
-Suggested activities and how we can help each other 
-Wider events and news from the 911 truth movement


LONDON 9/11 NETWORK NEWS subscribe here 

Contents 
- Upcoming 911 events and meetings in London 
- Introductions of new members and websites and opportunity to link up 
- Suggested activities and how we can help each other 
- Wider events and news from the 911 truth movement 

Subscribe or unsubscribe by email to , please all other emails to  ianneal@fastmail.fm or my mobile 07986 616941. 
Feedback welcome Thanks. Ian 

1-3 covers UK 9/11 actions. Non UK members may wish to skip to section 4. Always keen to hear about other 9/11 networks and  activities. Please email details to me. 


1. List of video screenings and meetings 

1.1 Thursday July 1 @ 7pm Video screening of the Great Deception as detailed here 
http://www.urban75.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=80096

This is principally aimed at introducing 9/11 truth movement and this network to the residents and users of this Social  Centre and inviting discussion and further involvement. The centre is a public space used by political activists who are  involved in ‘anti-war’, ‘anti-globalisation’ and ‘anti-capitalism’ movements such as the WOMBLES (  http://www.wombles.org.uk/scn/socialcentres.php) and distribute various anarchist materials e.g. SchNEWS (  http://www.schnews.org.uk/). The centre is vibrant and well run and is a good opportunity to engage the wider community.  Everyone welcome, although it will not be our typical meeting (if we have ever held such a thing). Similarly I will be  showing the same video at these locations and dates. Please spread the word, posters on notice boards, announcements on  internet forums, word of mouth, etc. 

1.2 At the Charterhouse Bar (www.charterhousebar.co.uk) on July 12, August 2 and August 16 from 7pm to 830pm. This is a  friend’s bar who has kindly agreed to let us screen the video here. The space is not really suitable for meetings, so it is  mainly aimed at introducing people to the 911 evidence and the network, a few brief questions and that’s it. 

1.3 July 15 @ 7pm at the London Action Resource Centre  http://www.londonarc.org/, 62 Fieldgate Street, London, E1. 

This is similar in aims and feel to the occupied social centre, it is a community resource for meetings and mutual learning.  The advantage here is that if the users like us (and after our first meeting there is no reason to doubt that they will)  there is the possibility that LARC will allow the group to meet regularly free of charge and their tenure is secure. They  have a video screen and basic meeting room for up to 30-40, so could be ideal. LARC is the home for various progressive  groups including rising tide ( http://www.risingtide.org.uk/). 

My hope is that with a regular venue, we can publicise events well in advance (rather than the few days notice here, sorry) 

1.4 July 27: Date of the release of the 9/11 commission's whitewash. This surely merits some kind of action. I’m open to  suggestions.  - - - more available - 



5. Indymedia UK's censored news articles compiled
http://www.flamesong.com/imuk/

One must ask - who at Indymedia UK has censored all this stuff??
eg. http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/293898.html

RFID article
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/07/294243.html

RFID poll on CNBCTV
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/07/294239.html

Bio-Chip Implants
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/293291.html

Bio-Chip Implants
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/04/288636.html

The History of the New World Order Movement
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/07/294181.html

sunset
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/07/294171.html

New Book: The Fluoride Deception
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/294116.html

NEWS: Indymedia hiding valuable contributions by its own people.
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/294029.html 

Rogerox
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/294017.html 

Independent media? I don't buy it.
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/294016.html

The Suppression of Trolls
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/293989.html

'This is how military intelligence wants it done'
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/293898.html

Never trust a yuppy...
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/293765.html

What is wrong with IndyMedia?
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/293753.html

The Elite
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/293734.html

Implants - The True Red List
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/293724.html

NEWS: Posting gone missing without explanation.
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/294035.html

Diana planned to flee Britain
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/06/293573.html


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