I have always been a gender outlaw and worked for the inclusion of glbtq ppl-because basically, I am one of them-it hurt me greatly that I was attacked bc of colleen francis-now that time has passed, my words make more sense to everyone. I have also been in the forefront for children’s rights & for abuse victims for decades as a vocal activist.
Wayne Madsen Report
Obama and Al Qaeda
September 23-25, 2013 — Obama and Al Qaeda: United in Kenya and Syria
President Obama and his “Responsibility to Protect” policy crew of UN ambassador Samantha Power, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes have not only made common cause with Al Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al Nusra and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria but by pressuring Kenya’s government internationally have weakened Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President William Ruto. The Kenyan government has been battling against Al Shabab Islamist terrorists from Somalia who killed scores of shoppers at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall and may have been behind a costly fire that destroyed the international terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Obama could have given Kenya’s government a boost by visiting the nation of his alleged father’s birth during his recent trip to Africa. However, Obama has supported the International Criminal Court genocide proceedings against Kenyatta and Ruto over allegations that they were behind violence against supporters of Obama’s distant cousin, Raila Odinga, during 2007 and 2008 election violence that pitted members of Ruto’s Kalenjin tribe against Odinga’s Luo tribe. The Kalenjins were allied with Kenyatta’s Kikuyu tribe against Odinga and the Luos. Obama is half Luo. Odinga lost the 2007 presidential election to Mwai Kibaki, who was supported by Ruto and Kenyatta. Odinga, who was educated in the German Democratic Republic, became Prime Minister in 2008. Odinga and his “Orange” revolution, inspired by George Soros’s “themed” revolutions elsewhere, lost to Kenyatta in the 2013 election and they boycotted Kenyatta’s inauguration. Kenyatta is the son of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president who was despised by Barack Obama, Sr. for not appointing him Finance Minister because of what the elder Obama charged was his Luo identity.
Ruto has asked for a postponement of the ICC trial so that he can return to Kenya from The Hague to handle the Westgate terrorist attack. Many African leaders, including the president of Uganda, Attorney General of Tanzania, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, and Foreign Ministers of Rwanda, Burundi, and Eritrea have complained that the ICC trials of Ruto and the planned trial of Kenyatta in November are harming Kenya. Obama bypassed Kenya on his recent trip to Africa, a clear vote of no confidence in Kenya and a signal to Al Shabab in neighboring Somalia that Kenya does not have the support of the United States.
The ICC proceedings against Kenyan officials are considered a joke in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa. There have been charges by African leaders that the ICC is “hunting” African leaders. Ruto and former radio journalist Joshua arap Sang have asked the ICC to transfer jurisdiction to Kenya but the Soros R2P gang has adamantly refused, even rejecting a request by the African Union to transfer the proceedings to either Kenya or Tanzania.
Some prosecution witnesses have been found to be frauds. However, former ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, who brought the genocide charges against Kenyatta, Ruto, and five others, has, himself, been accused of the rape of a journalist in South Africa and of protecting pedophiles in Argentina, has pursued Kenyan leaders with a peculiar zeal and the support of Obama. But, so far, the ICC failed to get a single conviction. In addition, Ocampo’s Wikipedia entry has been purged of any negative information from his past in Argentina and his sexual indiscretions in South Africa.
The blood of the shoppers who died in this partly Israeli-owned Nairobi mall is on the hands of the Luo-aligned Obama.
Kenyan Industrializtion Minister Henry Kogsei, Cabinet Secretary Francis Mauthara, and Police Commissioner Mohammed Hussein Ali, three of a group that became known as the “Ocampo Six,” were acquitted. The cases against Ruto, Kenyatta, and Sang are as weak as those brought against those acquitted. Ocampo’s deputy prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda of Gambia, succeeded him as chief prosecutor in 2012, has been an apologist for her nation’s dictatorial president Yahya Jammeh. Ruto, Kenyatta, and Sang are now known as the “Bensouda Three.”
Secretary of State John Kerry recently hosted Somalian self-declared president Hussein Sheik Mohamed in Washington. Mohamed is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood in Somalia, which, in turn, has connections to Al Shabab. Kerry elicited strong support from Mohamed for the Obama administration’s support for Syrian rebels, including Al Qaeda linked rebels allied with Al Shabab, in the Syrian civil war. Mohamed seeks to expand Islamist influence in Somalia to the more secular autonomist region of Puntland and the independent Republic of Somaliland, which has been separated from Somalia since 1991, in a “federal framework.” There is no indication anywhere in the world that any Islamists favor federalism in any form but total submission to a radical Islamist “ummah” or nation operating under the most radical interpretations of sharia law.
Phyllis Bennis is a voice for reason when it comes to all things related to the Middle East and the United States. This is a great place to acquaint yourself with that complex and thorny cluster of issues. She is, after all, the author of Understanding The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict andthe co-chair of the U.S Campaign to end the Israeli occupation. There is so much good accessible conversation here. This is a classic podcast that demonstrates how Roseanne has been working for years to raise consciousness and bring all sides of the story to her listeners and regular visitors to Roseanneworld.com.
You know all the talk we’ve been doing lately about GMOs and the state of our nutritional health as a nation and a planet? Here we are, from five years ago, sounding as ahead of our time as ever. Marion Nestle (rhymes with trestle) knows of what she speaks. She’s a brilliant expert and author who was easy to talk with and listen to. Dubbed “an obesity warrior” by Time Magazine, New York University professor Marion Nestle is one of the world’s most recognized experts on FOOD. What a guest! She jumps right in by addressing the critical practice of marketing food to children, and she goes from there. This is one informative and entertaining podcast!
Principled, feisty, California Congresswoman, Maxine Waters, makes for an energized discussion about speaking to power and being heard. She’s the real deal, a true goddess, as Roseanne calls her, and she deserves it! She makes you feel like it almost is YOUR government, at least the part that Maxine inhabits. She’s wonderful!
TATANKA HOKSILA/THE BUFFALO BOY FOUNDATION IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE:
ROSEANNE BARR: “COMEDY WITH A CAUSE”
Coming to Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret
July 31, 2013
Since Tatanka Hoksila formed in early 2009, Roseanne Barr, syndicated t.v. show star, comedian, author and activist, has consistently supported and befriended the goals and mission of our organization as well as the Lakota People as a whole. Roseanne has repeatedly helped us move one step closer toward our ultimate goals of building culturally sensitive homes, providing employment for the Lakota of South Dakota as well as sharing the rich culture and traditions of the Lakota.
In the summer of 2013, we find ourselves again grateful for her compassion, concern and support. On July 31, 2013, Roseanne will be performing at Lannie’s in Denver — one of Denver’s premiere nightclubs and entertainment venues. This one night only show will feature Roseanne pulling out the stops as only she can with her outrageous stand up comedy show. As controversial, original and funny as ever, her razor sharp observations on hypocrisy, class warfare, feminism and the cult of celebrity, as well as her musings on menopause, dieting, pharmaceuticals, her grand kids and other humorous topics of everyday life will be unleashed.
Numerous Lakota artists will also be displaying traditional artwork and items for sale in a silent auction. The goal of the evening is to continue to raise funds for the eventual construction of our first home on the reservation.
We are deeply touched and grateful for Roseanne’s kindness, as well as those of her daughter, Brandi Brown, the Barr Foundation President, and Lannie Garrett, the owner of Lannie’s.
For more information, to see a listing of auction items, to donate to the evening or to order tickets, please click on the following link:
Dear Friends and Relatives:
I have been taking my children up to the Pine Ridge reservation since they were toddlers. A decade and more later, we still make regular trips there — and those trips are almost always challenging for them. Difficult in many ways. And intimidating. Often times confusing. We usually enter the reservation through the tiny town of White Clay, a town in existence largely to sell alcohol. It’s a tragic place where the shadow White world meets the shadow modern day Lakota. My kids have matured and grown up in some ways passing through there. I try to explain poverty, and cultural differences, and history and our responsibility to our Relatives. And by the time we get to where we are going on the reservation itself, I realize they are . . . still confused. It’s a complicated and intense place with a lot to teach. This past winter one of my daughters spent a couple hours staring at the passing landscape on the reservation through the car window. She was touched and concerned by the stray dogs chasing cars, hunting and walking along the roads as we sped by. When we stopped and visited with some of our relatives, she asked about the dogs. Where they came from. Who owned them? Why were they allowed to run in the roads? Some of the dogs have homes. Some don’t. There are no shelters. And often times, not enough food. It’s an intense place. And confusing for a young girl raised in a different Nation and environment. So, she offered to help. She talked with people from the tribe. And to her friends and family back home. She tried to understand how best to help. And I tried to explain a hand up versus a hand out, and sustainability, and empowering and prioritizing needs. And it all left her even more confused. So, she started baking cookies (doggie and human) and drew up posters and fliers, and organized her friends and set out a table by the street and started selling baked goods to raise money for the dogs on the reservation. I am very proud and touched by her compassion and love for animals. And for the initiative she took to make a small difference. I continue to be inspired by how she shrugged off my overwhelming lessons that I’m not even sure I understand or have full confidence in. And how, she just did what she was moved to do to help her Relatives. That is enough. My kids and the Lakota have taught me an enormous amount over the past decade and more. There is a way of living and being in relationship that are most clearly seen and understood through a child’s eyes. And through the traditions and culture of a People that thrived for thousands of years. Every time I leave the reservation, I am grateful for those lessons learned and gifts. “Ni tokab takuni otehikesniye.” In front of us, nothing is difficult.
Dave Ventimiglia Executive Director