Occupations protested on three continents By John Catalinotto Published Sep 16, 2007 11:18 PM SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 10,000 protest Bush at APEC summit Despite a downpour, some 10,000 people protested at the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit Sept. 7 in Sydney. Demonstrators particularly targeted U.S. President George W. Bush’s Iraq policies and Australian military interventions. Bush and Australia’s Bush-like Prime Minister John Howard were the favorite protest targets. Howard has ordered Australian military units into Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor and West Papua, among other places. As they set off on a march, the protesters chanted: “Howard, Bush, USA, how many kids did you kill today?” A large banner carried by a group of marchers read: “War criminals not welcome here—Bush go home.” Among those protesting Bush were former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib, who was released without charges in 2005, and U.S. Marine veteran Matt Howard—no relation to the prime minister—who had spoken of his Iraq experiences at recent anti-war meetings throughout Australia. The Australian regime had 5,000 police and soldiers on hand and a three-meter-high fence to keep demonstrators away from the APEC summit. The security operation was the largest ever mounted in Australia and included jet fighter overflights, police on jet water-skis in Sydney’s harbor, a water cannon and special laws aimed at repressing protesters, of whom 17 were arrested. BERLIN, GERMANY Sept. 15 protest against Afghanistan War The anti-war movement in Germany has called for a national demonstration on Sept. 15 in Berlin, aimed especially at stopping that country’s military intervention in Afghanistan. Germany is part of the NATO military support for the U.S. occupation of the Afghan people. A coalition of left anti-war forces issued a call supporting the action, which read in part: “We welcome the nationwide campaign against the German Federal Armed Forces mission in Afghanistan and join the common call for a demonstration on Sept. 15. “The direct intervention in the war in Afghanistan is, however, only the most visible participation of Germany in Western wars and interventions. Our protest is directed of course against all international missions of the German Federal Armed Forces. “In addition, we also oppose German military, logistic and political support of the war against Iraq, the war threats against Syria and Iran, and also demand that intervention in Lebanon and the Israeli occupation of Palestine be terminated.” WASHINGTON, D.C.: Arrested demanding right to poster U.S. Park Police arrested three anti-war activists in front of the White House on Sept. 6. The activists were holding a news conference to protest fines of $30,000 for putting up anti-war posters calling for a Sept. 15 demonstration in Washington, D.C. The three arrested were Tina Richards, CEO of Grassroots America and mother of Iraq War veteran Cloy Richards; Adam Kokesh, the co-chair elect of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW); and Ian Thompson, an organizer with the ANSWER Coalition. Richards and Kokesh had announced that they would put a Sept. 15 March to Stop the War poster on a lamppost following the media conference. Mounted police then charged into the news conference to break it up. The ANSWER Coalition’s goal, according to statements on its Web site, is “to sponsor a large protest in Washington, D.C., timed to coincide with the report by General [David] Petraeus on the ‘surge’ in Iraq.” Petraeus’s report on Sept. 10—no surprise—called for keeping U.S. troops levels high at least until next summer. Bush will make a national address on Sept. 13, when he is expected to propose an eventual cut of 30,000 troops, but only if the U.S. occupation stabilizes. Some movement activists protested as Petraeus was speaking, and Capitol police arrested anti-war spokespeople Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., a former Air Force officer and head of the Hip Hop Caucus; Cindy Sheehan; and members of the IVAW and Code Pink who had been interrupting the general’s demand for more blood money. Other actions will take place in the week following Sept. 15. These events, led by many different groups, include a “Truth-in-Recruiting Day,” organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War on Sept. 17, and a Moratorium on Sept. 21. Starting on Sept. 22, a series of actions called an encampment, organized by the Troops Out Now Coalition (TONC), will take place in Los Angeles and in Washington, D.C. These actions are aimed at stopping congressional approval of the war budget and are directed against the war “at home and abroad.” They will culminate in mass demonstrations in both cities on Sept. 29. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ——————————————————————————– Articles copyright 1995-2010 Workers World. 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Today was a banner day for Adam Kokesh. He got lots of publicity. All of it negative. Which suits us just fine.
Adam Kokesh would have the people of New Mexico believe that he is a conservative Republican, albeit with some libertarian tendencies.
In fact, Kokesh was a big supporter of the Democrats who won election to Congress in 2006 and who started on their path to destruction of our constitutional liberties.
But don’t believe us, go to the video tape!
This video shows Kokesh along with Geoffrey Millard and others of the IVAW on a panel lamenting the fact that the Congress they helped to elect, wasn’t doing what they expected it to do. The socialist Rev. Yearwood lays it all out in his opening statement.
Kokesh and Millard knew each other well through IVAW, but that relationship was not exposed when Millard, under the banner of TruthOut, interviewed Kokesh in a 2007 propaganda piece for the anti-war left.
Shortly afterwards Kokesh and Millard went their seperate ways on the path to destruction of the U.S. Constitution.
Millard, the fake war hero, became an ardent supporter of Barack Obama and is seen here in the stands behind Barack Obama at a rally:
While Kokesh went false flag to infiltrate through the Ron Paul Republican ranks.
Still lying about his discharge status, which is NOT honorable, on his campaign website, Kokesh endeared himself to the Paul family to get their endorsement.
Here is a video of Kokesh and Ron Paul:
We do not think that Ron Paul is aware of Adam Kokesh’s true beliefs and intentions. It is our contention that Ron Paul is too naive about the means and methods the left uses to infiltrate patriotic movements. Just look at that video. Knowing Kokesh’s background that has been revealed here and at other websites such as This Ain’t Hell, do you really believe that he was being at all truthful in that little encounter? Even Ron Paul looked like he didn’t believe the act.
It is time for the Liberty campaign and Ron Paul to cut all ties with this vile worm who seeks to undermine their movement from within.
We were shocked, shocked I tell you! To discover that Adam Kokesh, that left wing ideologue masquerading as a Republican, has had a coin minted with his image on it!
It sort of reminds me of this one from the old USSR:
Or even this one from Albania:
Here is the question of the day:
What is it with left wing ideologues that they have to assume theatrical poses for posterity?
If he ever got to office he would probably demand his image on the million dollar bill!
Frankly, as he exposes each new facet of his narcissistic personality, we can only shake our heads in wonder.
Dump this clown in the primary! Let him get back to his serious asshattery with his douchebag friends!
Oh, and anyone dumb enough to buy one of his coins? It’s worth about $15 melted down. Which is more than the value he puts on loyalty to his fellow veterans.
Tim Sumner, of 911 Families for a Safe and Strong America, writes a compelling piece about possible motives for Kokesh trying to pass himself off as a conservative Republican.
Is it all an attempt to return Ben Lujan to Congress??
Stranger things have happened in false flag operations.
Update: The answer is yes, see here.
Some interesting anomalies have been gleaned from an examination of Adam’s DD-214 discharge papers.
It seems his Decorations section (Box 13) is curiously blank for an Iraq Veteran, citing only a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.
Someone who has actually served in Iraq should have at least these three additional decorations:
Since those three medals are given to anyone who served in Iraq it is very curious that any mention of them would be missing from his papers.
Could his patrols in Iraq have been as imaginary as this? We report, You Decide!
Perhaps Adam can explain?
Here’s the whole dd-214:
After spending most of the last decade in the company of communists and anti-American groups like CodePink, ANSWER, Moveon.org, SDS and IVAW, Adam Kokesh is now [supposedly] a conservative republican running for congress.
They yelled obscenities at Vermont Gold Star families – I was there and saw happen