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The Symbionese Liberation Army were CIA-Sponsored Provocateurs -- So SLA's James Kilgore may Soon be Employed by the U. of Illinois

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See:The SLA is CIA,” by Mae Brussell

1970s radical approved to return to U. of I. to teach in spring,” Chicago Tribune, Dec. 5, 2014

Kilgore follows in the footsteps of federal agents provocateur/terrorists Ward Churchill and Bill Ayers, who took teaching positions at ranking universities (with CIA ties), so …

Bill aimed at Kilgore stalls in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — A bill that the sponsor said was aimed at preventing former Symbionese Liberation Army member James Kilgore from being employed at the University of Illinois went nowhere in an Illinois House committee Wednesday.

In fact, the sponsor of HB 150, state Rep. Charles Meier, R-Highland, agreed to try amending the bill again after members of the House Higher Education Commitee said his first amendment was too broad.

“We’ll go back in and we’ll do another rewrite, another amendment,” Meier said after the hearing Wednesday. “My main concern is, as we are fighting terrorism around the world; what kind of an example are we giving ISIS and all these other groups around the world when we knowingly go out and hire a convicted terrorist?”

Meier said he wants his amended bill to ban convicted terrorists from teaching at a public university.

“We will go strictly to convicted of terrorism,” Meier said.

Meier insisted Wednesday that Kilgore had been convicted of terrorism, but he actually spent five years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and possession of an explosive device for his role in a 1975 California bank robbery in which a woman was killed.

downloadCan you see with what ISIS could do with what happened here today, that we’re still saying it’s OK that you tried to overthrow the U.S. government and that you killed people while you did that? ” Meier said after the hearing. “How do you tell anyone who lost loved ones in 9/11 that’s OK for these people to come teach our youth? I don’t understand why we want to send that image out in the world.”

The bill that Meier brought to the committee Wednesday was more broadly worded and would have banned universities from employing anyone convicted after Sept. 11, 2001 “of attempting to commit, conspiring to commit, soliciting, or committing a Class X felony or any offense committed or attempted in any other state or against the laws of the United States that, if committed or attempted in this State, would have been punishable as a Class X felony.”

In introducing the legislation to the committee, Meier said he “had many people in my district come to me after the information came out about Professor Kilgore at the University of Illinois being a convicted terrorist and teaching our youth. People asked why are their tax dollars paying for this?”

But members of the committee said that his legislation might unintentionally cover more university employees than Meier intended.

“We have so many people who are in prison for possession of marijuana and this puts them in the same category,” said Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana. “I do know some professors at the university who have not had complaints, who have not committed any crime since the time of their youth, who may be ensnared in this and may lose their teaching positions.”

Others asked whether people convicted of crimes are entitled to “a second chance.”

“I believe for certain things,” Meier said. “But I would not want these people who did these terrible things teaching my children or my grandchildren.”

In introducing the legislation to the committee, Meier said he “had many people in my district come to me after the information came out about Professor Kilgore at the University of Illinois being a convicted terrorist and teaching our youth. People asked why are their tax dollars paying for this?”

imagesBut members of the committee said that his legislation might unintentionally cover more university employees than Meier intended.

“We have so many people who are in prison for possession of marijuana and this puts them in the same category,” said Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana. “I do know some professors at the university who have not had complaints, who have not committed any crime since the time of their youth, who may be ensnared in this and may lose their teaching positions.”

Others asked whether people convicted of crimes are entitled to “a second chance.”

“I believe for certain things,” Meier said. “But I would not want these people who did these terrible things teaching my children or my grandchildren.”

The Republican-run Legislature is poised to pass and Gov. Scott Walker has promised to sign a fast-tracked bill that would turn Wisconsin into a right-to-work state. Although right to work wasn’t an issue in last fall’s elections, state Republicans are arguing that it’s critical to spur Wisconsin’s economic growth even though studies have shown that right-to-work policies actually depress a state’s economy. Also the Republican legislators won’t admit that the state, under Walker’s right-wing economic policies, has failed to keep up with the pace of economic growth of our neighboring Midwestern states and the country’s recovery from the Great Recession. Furthermore the governor’s failed economic strategy didn’t deliver on his 2010 campaign promise to create 250,000 private-sector jobs in his first term.

So, where did the right-to-work bill come from?

The answer is the “vast right-wing network” that supports Walker and his allied legislators—pro-business interests such as the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), the governor’s billionaire benefactors, the uber-conservative Bradley Foundation and, last but not least, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the pro-corporate “bill-mill” outfit that churns out anti-worker, anti-consumer and anti-environment model legislation.

You Get What You Pay For

The battle over the right-to-work bill is anything but a fair fight. Thanks to the Republican-created legislative map, the GOP vastly outnumbers Democrats in both houses of the state Legislature. The Senate currently includes 18 Republicans and 14 Democrats (one seat is empty) while Assembly Republicans have a 63-36 seat advantage.

Political contributions are similarly lopsided. According to number crunching from the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (WDC), since the beginning of 2013, Republican legislators took $26 in contributions from business interests to every dollar donated by labor to them. In total, the pro-business groups and individuals contributed $2.8 million to Republican legislators between 2013 and July 2014, WDC found.

Walker’s haul shows a similar dependence on right-to-work supporters. WDC found that just two groups—the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity—spent $5.5 million on his re-election. And while GOP legislators showed a 26 to 1 advantage in getting money from conservative business interests relative to labor, Walker accepted $302 from business interests for every dollar he received from labor.

Walker’s ‘Divide and Conquer’ Promise to Beloit Billionaire

Right-to-work-is-wrong-576x324Right to work wasn’t really on the public’s radar back in early 2011, when Walker first took office. The governor famously “dropped the bomb” on public sector unions in what would become Act 10, which stripped them of their right to bargain over most workplace matters.

But while the public was consumed with the short-term furor surrounding Act 10, Walker and his largest donor were thinking long term and more comprehensively. Walker’s encounter with ABC Supply’s billionaire owner Diane Hendricks was captured by filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein in his documentary As Goes Janesville. Hendricks asked Walker, “Any chance we’ll ever get to be a completely red state and work on these unions and become a right-to-work [state]?”

“Oh yeah,” Walker responded, then explained that his first step would be to “deal with” collective bargaining for public employees “because you use divide and conquer.”

It seems that Walker’s now making good on that four-year-old promise to Hendricks with the right-to-work bill.

Hendricks, in turn, has become Walker’s most devoted private benefactor. The state’s wealthiest woman has contributed $529,000 to Walker directly, the vast bulk of it when Walker was able to exploit a loophole in the state’s recall legislation that enabled him to collect unlimited donations around the country for a short period of time while fighting off a recall effort.

Hendricks’ largesse isn’t limited to Walker. She’s a member of what’s dubbed the Koch brothers’ million dollar club, meaning that she’s forked over more than $1 million toward their various groups. More recently, she contributed $1 million to the Freedom Partners Action Fund, Charles and David Koch’s new Super PAC. In 2014, she gave $1 million to the state Republican Party, according to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.

The Bradley Foundation Connection

Throughout last week’s Senate committee hearing, state Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) repeatedly questioned those who testified about their funding sources.

The answer that repeatedly came from the bill’s supporters was the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation.

The interesting thing about the Bradley Foundation, of course, is that as a tax-exempt foundation, it cannot contribute money directly to political entities. But its impact is felt on many political battles in the Wisconsin Legislature, including the right-to-work bill.

With $830 million in assets at the end of 2013, the Bradley Foundation is one of the most formidable funders of right-wing efforts nationally and in Wisconsin. Over the years, its pet causes have included school vouchers, the Iraq war, the discredited “Bell Curve” research by Charles Murray and free market “solutions” to everything that ails us.

At the same time the Bradley Foundation was doling out multimillions to right-wing think tanks and advocacy groups, it was also backing Scott Walker’s political career. The foundation’s longtime president and CEO is Michael Grebe, who just happens to be Walker’s campaign chair and political mentor.

The Bradley Foundation’s influence has been felt in creating the right-wing support network that boosts Walker’s ultra-conservative agenda. Not only has it created the “intellectual” capital that fuels the rationale for policy items such as school vouchers and anti-union policies, but it’s helped to fight off the John Doe prosecutors who are looking into Walker’s campaign’s allegedly illegal connections to various “independent” special interests groups that were active in the 2011-2012 recalls. As detailed by the Center for Media and Democracy’s Brendan Fischer in a June 26, 2014, article in the Shepherd, the Bradley Foundation contributed an eye-watering $18 million to right-wing think tanks, media outlets, pundits and judges involved in the John Doe court battle on Walker’s behalf.

So it was no surprise that Bradley Foundation-bankrolled groups spoke up in favor of right to work in the state Senate last week. According to the foundation’s annual reports, in just the five most recent years in which the data are available the foundation paid out just shy of $7 million to groups that testified on behalf of the anti-union bill. (See sidebar, “Bradley Foundation’s Big Money Speaks for Right to Work.”)

That’s not all. In addition to contributing to groups that testified in person at the right-to-work hearing, the Bradley Foundation has poured millions into organizations that advocate for it. These groups include National Right to Work Legal Defense Fund ($439,000 from 2009-2013), MacIver Institute for Public Policy ($840,000 from 2009-2013) and Center for Union Facts ($1.3 million from 2009-2013). Not to be overlooked is the State Policy Network (SPN), the national ALEC- and Koch-sponsored group that’s spawned right-wing “think tanks”—including the MacIver Institute, WPRI and the Wisconsin Reporter—that push anti-union propaganda. The Bradley Foundation sent $135,000 to SPN between 2009 and 2013, according to its annual reports.

Don’t Forget ALEC

Last but not least, the Bradley Foundation has been a huge supporter of the corporate bill-writing outfit American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which, according to CMD’s Fischer, provided the model bill that will soon become law in Walker’s Wisconsin. The Bradley Foundation sent $390,000 to ALEC between 2009 and 2013, at the same time that ALEC has been losing corporate sponsors in droves, as customers of these corporations decry their support for an entity like ALEC that writes legislation to advance virtually every right-wing cause in the country.

Bradley Foundation’s Big Money Speaks for Right to Work

Just 25 people registered in favor of right-to-work legislation in the state Senate last week, while 1,751 individuals registered against it. But despite being in the minority, those supporting right to work have a lot of money backing them.

The Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, helmed by Walker’s campaign chair and political mentor Michael Grebe, doled out $6,885,000 in just five years to groups speaking in favor of right to work. In the years 2009-2013, the most recent data available, the Bradley Foundation gave to:

walker-right-to-work■  Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (WPRI): $2.6 million

■  Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty: $1.5 million

■  Heritage Foundation: $1 million plus $500,000 in Bradley Prizes to Heritage Foundation President Edwin Feulner and Fellow Edwin Meese III in 2012

Americans for Prosperity Foundation: $680,000

■  WMC Foundation: $630,000

■  Mackinac Center: $250,000

■  National Federation of Independent Business—Small Business Legal Center: $200,000

 

Source: The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation annual reports, 2009-201

It’s been just over two years since computer prodigy Aaron Swartz took his own life. He was the target of a merciless witch-hunt by the Department of Justice, ultimately choosing death over 35 years behind bars for the crime of releasing information. As someone who transformed the way we all use and love the internet, Aaron should have gotten a medal of honor, not a death sentence.

Aaron’s genius mark on the web can be traced back to the development of RSS feeds, a formula that produces a feed of whatever information one chooses to access, changing the way we filter and aggregate data. His passion for making information open source was exemplified in his partnership with Lawrence Lessig at only 15 years old, when he coded creative commons, a database devoted to growing the amount of creative works available to share and build off of. This revolutionized what was capable online, allowing people to use imagery without worrying about copyright or legal ramifications.

Perhaps Aaron’s mark will most be felt by co-founding Reddit, one of the most visited sites in the world that embodies what raw and free access looks like. After Reddit exploded, Aaron sold it for over a million dollars. But he rejected the business world, and instead put his entire being into political activism. He began openlibrary.org, a site that allows users to buy, borrow or browse every published book in the world. The project cemented his obsession with freeing the mind of humanity from its elite clutches. Sadly, it was this beautiful idea that came to define Aaron as a criminal who, in the eyes of the federal government, deserved more timein prison than murderers.

The majority of the wealth of human knowledge is owned by a few publishing companies that hoard information and make billions off licensing fees, although most scholarly articles and journals are paid for by taxpayers through government grants. Aaron sought to change this.

He wrote about his plans to release academic journals and expressed outrage about prosecutorial overreach on the Guerilla Open Access Manifesto in 2008:

“It’s called stealing or piracy, as if sharing a wealth of knowledge were the moral equivalent of plundering a ship and murdering its crew. But sharing isn’t immoral — it’s a moral imperative. Only those blinded by greed would refuse to let a friend make a copy…

There is no justice in following unjust laws. It’s time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture….With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past.”

aaron1His first target was JSTOR, a digital library of academic journals and books. But as he attempted to download millions of articles from JSTOR at MIT, authorities were filming him through a surveillance camera. Aaron’s altruism came at a heavy price. The footage was used to charge him with computer and wire fraud, which would have locked him up for decades.

Aaron praised the internet’s ability to give everyone a license to speak, but noted how many of those voices won’t get heard, which is why he dedicated the last year of his life leading the charge against corporate monopolization of the web with legislation like SOPA and PIPA.

Aaron Swartz sacrificed himself to better the world. His blood is on the US government’s hands for institutionalizing a two tiered justice system that immunizes criminals and bone chillingly destroys revolutionaries.

Abby Martin is an artist, activist and journalist whose work can be viewed at http://www.mediaroots.org/. She currently works as a correspondent, writer and host of RT America’s Breaking the Set.

  • Most of the top-secret documents are written in coded German
  • They were issued to the mysterious ‘Kommandostelle S’ unit
  • They show how the desperate Nazis used their own settlements as targets 
  • It means thousands of Germans died at the hands of their own leader
  • V-2 rockets were a final throw of the dice at the end of the war for Hitler

An archive of highly-classified test reports has come to light revealing how the Nazis killed thousands of German citizens by bombing their own cities with V-2 rockets – for target practice.

The top-secret SS documents, much of which are written in coded German, are said to offer proof Adolf Hitler used his own towns and cities to test the scale of the devastation caused by the ballistic missiles.

The incredible archive is made up of reports which were only issued to ‘Kommandostelle S’, a unit so secret that hardly anything is known about it.

The top-secret SS documents, much of which are written in coded German, are said to offer proof Adolf Hitler used his own towns and cities to test the scale of the devastation caused by the ballistic missiles

The top-secret SS documents, much of which are written in coded German, are said to offer proof Adolf Hitler used his own towns and cities to test the scale of the devastation caused by the ballistic missiles

The incredible archive is made up of reports which were only issued to ‘Kommandostelle S’, a unit so secret that hardly anything is known about it

They show how the desperate Nazis used their own settlements as targets while developing the deadly weapons during World War Two.

It means thousands of Germans died at the hands of their own leader in 1944 and 1945 – who then blamed the carnage on Allied Forces.

The V-2 rockets – the V standing for Vergeltungswaffe, or Vengeance Weapon – were fired at London and the south east of England, as well as targets on mainland Europe, killing over 7,000 people.

The warheads were launched in the final months of the war as Britain advanced closer to victory and were considered Hitler’s last role of the dice.

However, it is widely agreed that if the Nazis has developed the rockets sooner they may have won the race to develop the atomic bomb and gone on to win the war.

The remarkable archive was rescued from the flames at the end of the conflict and has remained in the possession of a German collector ever since

On Wednesday, Chiswick Auctions spokesman Richard Westwood-Brookes said: ‘The V-2 was the first truly ballistic missile which might have brought victory to Hitler had he won the race to develop the atomic bomb in 1945.

‘A note which comes with the archive from a researcher indicates that these were final test firing reports for the rockets and were issued in very limited numbers of no more than 10 to 12 copies.

‘The present archive could prove to be a highly important new source of information on what was by far the most important technological and scientific development to have come from the Second World War.

‘The V-2 was the first real ballistic missile. Its effects were devastating.

‘Had Hitler been successful in developing the technology of the atomic bomb then he would have had the capability of firing it long distances.

‘With the use of this rocket – unquestionably this would have led to the Nazis winning the war.’

The document, which is typed on sheets of A4 paper, shows a large number of V-2 rockets were fired from the Peenemunde region where experimental devices were tested.

They were fired against the Allies with missiles claiming thousands of lives in London, Antwerp and Liege.

But shockingly, the reports also reveal many of the original test firings were at German towns and cities – mainly in the area of Pomerania.

It is believed special units were then sent to evaluate the extent of the damage caused and report back to the Fuhrer about their effectiveness.

Mr Westwood Brookes added: ‘Perhaps the most remarkable fact which comes from these papers is that many of these test firings were fired at German targets.

‘This is evidence enough of how desperate the Nazis were becoming after D-Day and the relentless advances of Allied forces across Europe.

‘Many of these test firings at German towns and cities resulted in considerable casualties and substantial damages to houses and other properties.

‘I have never seen such concrete evidence to substantiate that Hitler actually used his own towns and cities as target practice.’

After the war the majority of V-2-related documents were destroyed by the Germans before the Allies moved in by orders of the SS.

Mr Westwood-Brookes said: ‘The fact that several of the sheets in the present archive have clearly been in a fire suggests that these very papers were rescued from such destruction.

‘This really is an exceptionally rare find and one that offers a chilling insight into Hitler’s war efforts during his final months.’

The V-2 rocket was developed by Wernher von Braun, a German aerospace engineer and space architect.

He was a member of the Nazi party but after the war went to work in America for Nasa and eventually helped develop the technology that put man on the moon in 1969.

The V-2 was the most advanced weapon used in the war until the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.

Launched from mobile units, the 46ft (14m) tall rockets were powered by liquid ethanol and oxygen and weighed almost 13 tonnes, fully fuelled.

The V-2s were also Hitler’s answer to his country’s disappointment that the V1s (or doodlebugs) didn’t knock Britain out of the war.

They were launched vertically and could travel at 3,335mph to hit targets more than 200 miles away, making it the world’s first long-range combat-ballistic missile.