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Arthur E. Bauman, 86, of Manistique, Michigan died March 1, 2012 at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. He was born June 28, 1925 in Manistique, the ...
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Charles A. Bauman, 90, died of natural causes on June 20th at his home in Severna Park, MD. He was born in Junin, Argentina, son of American Methodist missionary ...
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HUFFPOST HILL - AUGUST 4TH, 2010
With Washington still thumbing through George Packer's article on the lunacy of the Senate (which Chris Dodd calls a "ridiculous story"), our federal government nevertheless mustered a win today: A district court judge ruled that California's Proposition 8 violates some of our nation's most cherished principles.The Senate okayed a bill which provides state funding for teachers and Medicaid. Rather than let the bill languish over recess, Nancy Pelosi tweet ordered (tworded?) the House to reconvene next week to pass the measure -- to the collective groan of staffers and reporters with vacation plans and fundraisers with fundraising plans. We'll be back tomorrow, when the Senate is expected to confirm Elena Kagan and Gabrielle Giffords will try to squash her opponent's accusations that her campaign is "pathetic and stupid." This is HUFFPOST HILL for Wednesday, August 4th, 2010: JUDGE RULES THAT PROP 8 IS SO GAY In a landmark ruling today, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that the California proposition that outlawed same-sex marriage "violates their due process and equal protection rights." Hooray! Looks like civil rights were able to eke out a win in a news cycle dominated by 14th Amendment repeal. http://huff.to/d318E7 Conclusion: "Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples. Because California has no interest in discriminating against gay men and lesbians, and because Proposition 8 prevents California from fulfilling its constitutional obligation to provide marriages on an equal basis, the court concludes that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional." Full ruling: http://huff.to/c6CfTa Judge Walker has stayed entry of the judgment for six days -- we won't be seeing gay couples getting married at City Halls around California for at least a week or so. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: "Today's decision is by no means California's first milestone, nor our last, on America's road to equality and freedom for all people." Jon Davidson of Lambda Legal: "It is not only a home run, it is a grand slam." http://huff.to/d318E7 Matthew Shepard's mom Judy on HuffPost: "The plaintiffs in this case are law-abiding, family-oriented, tax-paying citizens whose privacy was invaded, and whose dignity was affronted, by a misguided and unconstitutional law. Their victory at trial shows that our courts still play a vital role in safeguarding the rights of minorities from majorities who misunderstand them." http://huff.to/9krN7M APPROPRIATORS GETTING BOUNCED - The CW has long been that the well-paved road to easy reelection ran through the Appropriations Committee. But voters don't seem to be such bacon lovers anymore. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) lost his Senate bid, Rep. Todd Tiahrt, an appropriator, lost to Rep. Jerry Moran, who isn't one, in the primary for Kansas governor. Arlen Specter, of course, is a big time appropriator, as are Dem House losers Alan Mollohan (W.Va.) and Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (Mich.). They all had their own issues going on, but winning bread didn't translate into winning votes. (Thanks to trend-spotter Steve Ellis of Taxpayers for Common Sense for spotting the trend.) A HuffPost Hill Volcker Rule Told Ya So - Remember when Fox was freaking out, saying that Goldman Sachs had figured a way around the Volcker rule's ban on prop trading? To paraphrase us at the time: "B*tch, be cool." Today, Bloomberg reports that Goldman is giving serious consideration to spinning off its prop-trading desk because of the new restrictions. HOUSE TO BREAK FROM RECESS TO VOTE ON STATE AID - Speaker Pelosi today tweeted (Ohhhhh my Goooooooddddd) that the House would reconvene next week (Nooooooooooooo) to vote on the Senate's bill (I already booked my flight to Flagstaff) which allocates funds for municipal programs including teacher pay and Medicaid funding assistance (I had Guster tickets). Understanding the urgency of the situation, Washington insiders reacted with characteristic perspective and maturity (Ughhhhhhhhhhhhh). http://huff.to/daQRKW Earlier in the day, the Senate passed the bill. The vote was 61 - 38 with Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe the only two Republicans to break ranks with their party. Scott Brown, on why he voted against aid to the states and how it raises taxes but doesn't really so QUIT MISUNDERSTANDING HIM: "We can't afford it. I filed a bill, as you know, that would have fully paid for it, and wouldn't have raised taxes. Businesses are hurting and those are the folks that are creating jobs." Reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell: "Can you explain how it raises taxes?" Brown: "I didn't say it raised taxes. It actually changes the tax code for businesses and puts more of a burden on them. Obviously, the way that they're going to try to tax foreign profits on corporations who do business overseas is problematic, especially in Massachusetts where we have a lot of businesses just like that." Google Inks Evil Deal With Verizon - Google sold out backers of net neutrality today, a betrayal that has long been predicted, given the power the search engine wields relative to blogs or non-Google-sized companies. Rather than pressing the FCC to craft regulations that would keep the Internet open, it cut a side deal with Verizon that would restrict the telecom "from selectively slowing Internet content that travels over its wires, and wouldn't apply such strictures to Internet use on mobile phones," Bloomberg reports. HARRY REID WILL HOLD SEPTEMBER VOTE ON BUSH TAX CUTS - A clear signal that Reid believes there is political traction in letting 43's tax breaks for the wealthy expire, the majority leader's office today signaled the Senate will debate the matter shortly after the August recess. "Senior Democrats had expected the controversial issue to be postponed until after the election, when a fiscal responsibility commission appointed by President Obama is due to release its recommendations...'I expect it to be on the floor in September,' said Reid spokesman Jim Manley." The Hill: http://bit.ly/9LAov6 A reminder: Yesterday Senate Republicans were treated to this video at their caucus meeting, meant to hype them up for a tax battle: http://bit.ly/butaUc A double reminder, all the way: "The Economic Freedom Act of 2010 -- introduced by Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) -- proposes deep tax cuts favoring the wealthiest in America, a reduction in regulatory oversight and the elimination of a federal tax on the estates of millionaires, which will allow wealthy investors to escape taxes entirely on a significant portion of their income." Laura Bassett: http://huff.to/ajO4ke Also on tap for the fall, a measure that would eliminate "secret holds" in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has backed the effort to reform the filibuster, said Wednesday that he'd schedule a vote in the fall. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chuck Grassley, (R-Iowa), and Claire McCaskill (D- Mo.) have gathered more than 60 backers for their elimination of the secret hold. http://huff.to/aSt9gN CHRIS DODD TELLS FRESHMAN SENATORS TO CUT IT WITH THE PRAGMATIC IDEALISM - Chris Dodd gathered with the Democratic Senate freshman class on Tuesday night at a dinner organized by Mark Warner to persuade them to back off their push to change Senate rules when the chamber returns in January, the first opportunity there will be to do so. "I made a case last night to about ten freshman senators, you know, you want to turn this into a unicameral body? What's the point of having a Senate? If the vote margins are the same as in the House, you might as well close the doors," Dodd told reporters in the Capitol. http://huff.to/aSt9gN Dodd on George Packer's New Yorker article about dysfunction in the Senate: "These articles about 'the empty chamber' -- what a ridiculous story. With the exception of '64, '65-'68, it's probably been the most successful session of this Senate in 50 years. We take two issues that have been defying resolution for 60 years and get it done, dealing with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, how is that empty? Now, you know, Democrats have a conflicting message. On the one hand we're bitching about the fact that the Republicans won't let us bring up certain matters so we can't get certain things done, so we're arguing against ourselves in a way. I mean, the fact is, yes, that's true, but in spite of that we've gotten a great deal done." CNN POLL TODAY: Only 42 percent of Americans, and 23 percent of Republicans, believe President Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. TOMORROW'S PAPERS TODAY - The Hill: The Hill's editors and reporters sit down with Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who talks about the future of climate change legislation and the November elections. Roll Call: House Democrats should be careful what they wish for, writes Roll Call's Steven T. Dennis and Emily Pierce. After grousing for months that the Senate had failed to act on jobs legislation, House Democrats now have to cut short their summer break after the Senate finally managed to advance the legislation. Washington Post: E.J. Dionne Jr. says, "Just when you thought our politics could not get worse, suddenly there appears an attack on 'birthright citizenship.' Particularly depressing is the fact that one of the Senate's most respected conservatives is the person who won wide attention for the idea of repealing the 14th Amendment's guarantee of citizenship to 'all persons born or naturalized in the United States.'" Don't be bashful: Send tips/stories/photos/events/fundraisers/job movement/juicy miscellanea to huffposthill@huffingtonpost.com. Follow us on Twitter - @HuffPostHill KAGAN RECIEVES ENOUGH BACKING FOR CONFIRMATION ON DAY TWO OF SENATE DEBATE, AMERICANS TO SOON CHOKE ON SOOT AND ASH OF CRUMBLING REPUBLIC - It looks as if our fears of living in a Zabar's-infested, socialist co-op hellscape where we're forced to sing "Ten Thousand Men of Harvard" continuously will be realized. Howard Mortman emails: "C-SPAN has confirmed that at least 61 Senators intend to vote for cloture, moving forward the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Of these, only Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) says he then intends to oppose Ms. Kagan in the final confirmation vote, which only requires 50 Senators to approve the nomination. C-SPAN's confirmed tally for the final confirmation vote commitments now stands at 60-33. See member-by-member commitments at http://c-span.org/kagan. ERIC CANTOR HELPS SENATE DEMOCRATS REDUCE THE DEFICIT - From Arthur Delaney: "Looking to offset the $26 billion cost of FMAP funding, Senate Democrats decided to end the Advance Earned Income Tax Credit, a cut that will save $1 billion. It happens to be the very same cut recommended last week by House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who this year launched YouCut, an initiative that gives Internet voters a chance to nominate the U.S. government's most wasteful spending program. The AEITC, which allows low-income parents to receive their Earned Income Tax Credit in their paychecks all year along, won the poll during Week Nine of YouCut. Senate Dems noted that the AEITC 'is not popular and only about three percent of eligible EITC recipients choose this option.' Cantor agrees, and notes that the AEITC 'is particularly susceptible to waste, fraud, and abuse.' But Cantor will probably not savor returning to Washington next week to vote on the Senate's measure. Says spokesman Brad Dayspring: 'While we welcome the Democrats' embrace of the YouCut initiative, the purpose of the program is to start cutting spending, not to use the cuts that Americans want as an opportunity to increase government spending somewhere else.' FUN FACT: The CBO estimates that the measure approved by the Senate today reduces the deficit by $1.371 billion. Getting rid of the AEITC saves $1.021 billion. In other words, it's actually PURE DEFICIT REDUCTION. Now, if Cantor can just go find 678 more AEITC thingies, they can extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich." OBAMA'S HOUSING CRISIS RESPONSE FALLING SHORT - Arthur Delaney and Shahien Nasiripour: "The administration unveiled its Making Home Affordable plan in February 2009. Obama vowed in front of an audience gathered at Dobson High School in Mesa, Ariz., that MHA's signature effort, the Home Affordable Modification Program, would 'enable as many as three to four million homeowners to modify the terms of their mortgages to avoid foreclosure.' The $75 billion initiative -- $50 billion from the bank bailout, $25 billion from government-owned mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- was designed to induce lenders, servicers and investors to modify distressed mortgages through a series of cash incentives. It's not working. In its first year, 1.5 million people were invited to try HAMP. About 40 percent of those who tried it have been kicked out of the program; fewer than that have been given an actual shot at keeping their homes. When President Obama took office, it took an average of 319 days to complete a foreclosure, according to Jacksonville, Fla.-based data provider Lender Processing Services. Now it takes 461 days." http://huff.to/bbscKS ONE-QUARTER OF OIL STILL IN GULF, STUDY FINDS - "Federal scientists say about one-quarter of the BP oil that spilled out of its broken well remains. A new government report says nearly three-quarters of the oil - more than 152 million gallons - has either been collected at the well by BP's cap, burned, skimmed, chemically dispersed, naturally deteriorated, evaporated or dissolved. That leaves about 53.5 million gallons in the gulf...Federal officials say about a quarter of the oil evaporated or dissolved in the warm gulf waters, the same way sugar dissolves in water. Another one-sixth naturally dispersed, because of the way it leaked from the well. Another one-sixth was burned, skimmed or dispersed using controversial chemicals." http://bit.ly/bnohRr "The vast quantities of oil and dispersants that have flooded the Gulf of Mexico are now disappearing into the water column, leading scientists to worry about the long-term toxic effects. One species of particular concern is the Gulf sturgeon, a remarkable "living dinosaur" of a fish that can reach 1000 pounds, and can cause serious injury with its armor-plated skin as it leaps through the air...According to Frank Parauka, a fishery biologist with the the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, there are about 10,000 Gulf sturgeon left." Wonk Room: http://bit.ly/dyCUhj Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour: Gulf seafood is safe and has been "tested more than any other food in the history of the universe." http://bit.ly/9vcCwc Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' self-aware Republican opponent Jonathon Paton: "The only way Gabrielle Giffords is going to win this race is by trashing me personally," Paton said. "They're pathetic and stupid." http://bit.ly/9DQJ03 Today is President Obama's birthday and the RNC would like you to send him a card. http://bit.ly/cRK29W It's as if they purposefully released this today. A CNN poll finds 27 percent of Americans don't believe President Obama was born in the United States. http://bit.ly/bqWVdD CITING A HIGHER POWER, SHARRON ANGLE ATTACKS HIGHER POWERS - A clip has emerged, dug up by Jon Ralston, of an interview with a Christian radio station in which Angle accuses President Obama and Harry Reid of blasphemy. No word on whether the president has coveted his neighbor's ox or donkey yet. "And these programs that you mentioned -- that Obama has going with Reid and Pelosi pushing them forward -- are all entitlement programs built to make government our God. And that's really what's happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government." Via Greg Sargent: http://bit.ly/aG7A6W Bill Clinton will stump for Pennsylvania Senate candidate Joe Sestak this Tuesday. Clinton, who encouraged his former employee to quit his primary challenge to Arlen Specter in a widely publicized telephone call, will appear at a rally in Scranton. Sestak previously worked on Clinton's National Security Council as the director of defense policy. Morning Call: http://bit.ly/bI7W0Q The Connecticut Senate race between Richard Blumenthal and Linda McMahon is heating up, if ever so slightly. A new poll from Quinnipiac finds the Nutmeg State A.G. and proud public servant during Vietnam leading former WWE executive and person who kicks dudes during in the groin Linda McMahon 50% to 40%. That is a step up for McMahon who hasn't been this close to single digits in some time. Chris Dodd chalks up the tightening to the $20-plus million McMahon has already spent -- more, he says, than he spent in all five of his races. http://bit.ly/byx3Ur BIKE RIDING SO MUCH MORE THAN YOUR ANNOYING FRIEND'S SANCTIMONIOUS BRAGGING POINT, CANDIDATE SAYS - Denver Post on the conspiracy: "Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is warning voters that Denver Mayor [and candidate himself] John Hickenlooper's policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are 'converting Denver into a United Nations community.' 'This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed,' Maes told about 50 supporters who showed up at a campaign rally last week in Centennial. Maes said in a later interview that he once thought the mayor's efforts to promote cycling and other environmental initiatives were harmless and well-meaning. Now he realizes 'that's exactly the attitude they want you to have.'" RNC VOTES TO INVESTIGATE SOURCE OF EMBARRASSING, POLITICALLY DAMAGING LEAKS - Two suggestions -- One: http://bit.ly/anjAum and Two: http://bit.ly/M1VYB . TPM: "An anonymous source in the Republican National Committee told CNN today that the committee, at its summer meeting in Kansas City, has voted to investigate the source of recent leaks to the media. The RNC has had a series of embarrassing leaks lately, some silly and some more serious: A memo from the treasurer accusing top officials of hiding the committee's debt; the departure of top fund-raisers; and weird emails, written by interns, asking foreign ambassadors to meet with Steele." http://bit.ly/a3hqlO Interestingly, Norm Coleman, who is rumored to be pining for Michael Steele's chairmanship, is skipping the RNC's summer meeting in Kansas City. "The decision is being taken as a sign that the former U.S. senator wants to squelch rumors about a possible challenge to RNC chairman Michael Steele. Coleman, currently running the American Action Network, a group raising money for Republican candidates around the nation, has avoided questions about any ambition he may have to take over the RNC from the gaffe-prone Steele." Star Tribune: http://bit.ly/ds3ufX JEREMY THE INTERN'S WEATHER REPORT - Tonight: Isolated storms have been popping up. BE PREPARED. Tomorrow: This is where the fun begins. It's going to get really hot (mid-90s, but will feel like it's over 100.) so get shade and hydrate. Moderate to severe thunderstorms will come through the area in the mid-afternoon through early evening. Thanks, JB! COMFORT FOOD - The best news freeze frame ever? Or the BESTEST news freeze frame ever? http://huff.to/aAjEHj - A woman dialed 9-11 for a date. We just dial to alleviate the crushing loneliness...oh the crushing loneliness. http://huff.to/adr2Bz - Star Wars cupcakes. http://bit.ly/dm5Ktx - Brick versus washing machine. Brick by KO. http://bit.ly/augoov - Lindsay Lohan has been given the Taiwanese CGI treatment. Complete with hypothesized soap dropping and Al Gore. http://youtu.be/0rpUjWujSng - A picnic table in a suitcase. http://bit.ly/cTEDyV TWITTERAMA @friedmajon: Prop 8 is overturned! This is the best Shark Week ever! @mattduss. BREAKING: Christian Church discovered one block from site of Oklahoma City bombing http://bit.ly/cSlH8F @pourmecoffee: Ground Zero should be zoned "NR-1" -- only permissible use is for huge Norman Rockwell Superstore. @ConanOBrien: Newsweek was just sold for $1. To show you how media has changed, the asking price for my twitter account is 65 billion @denisleary: Bristol Palin refudiates fianc. @JoyVBehar: Happy 49th Birthday @BarackObama. I've been 49 for a couple of years myself, and I can tell you from experience it's a very good age. @KremlinRussia_E: My congratulations to @BarackObama on his birthday http://krln.ru/NNM3 THE TUBE TONIGHT: Debbie Stabenow, Jim Moran and Alan Grayson are on the Ed Show. David Boies and Ted Olson discuss the Prop 8 ruling on Rachel Maddow. ON TAP TONIGHT 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: A group of California congressional staffers will host a happy hour fundraiser benefiting the Gulf Coast [The Ugly Mug, 723 8th Street SE]. 8:30 am - 9:30 am: You line his pockets, he'll line your arteries. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) hosts a "Krispy Kreme Breakfast" fundraiser [National Republican Senatorial Committee, 425 2nd Street NE]. 11:00 am: New Hampshire Senate candidate William Binnie (R-N.H.) makes a D.C. trip for a meet and greet [National Republican Senatorial Committee, 425 2nd Street NE]. 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who has been contending with some pretty scary poll numbers as of late, throws a pre-primary reception [The Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave NE]. 6:30 pm: Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) empties wallets at a dinner in his honor [Bobby Van's Grill, 1201 New York Ave NW]. TOMORROW 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Hacks and Flacks brings together, well, hacks and flacks. Erikka Knuti, Ryan Rudominer, Jack Pfeiffer, Matt Thornton, Doug Thornell, Brad Bauman and The Democratic Communicators Network host [18th Amendment, 613 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE]. 8:45 pm - 10:45 pm: The Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Film Festival continues with a screening of "Rocky" [Canal Park, 200 M St SE]. All Day: We thought fundraisers like these only happened in movies and John Girsham novels. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) hosts a golf outing with none other than Arnold Palmer (or so says the invite) [Latrobe Country Club, 346 Arnold Palmer Drive, Latrobe, PA]. 8:30 am: Even though it's recess, Kevin Brady (R-Texas) is scheduled to attend a breakfast fundraiser (his scheduler couldn't be reached to confirm) [Capitol Hill Club, 300 First Street SE]. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: A bevy of GOPers past and present come together to raise funds for Lisa Murkowski (R-Ak.) including Bill Paxon, Tommy Thompson and John Sununu [Johnny's Half Shell, 400 North Capitol Street NW #175]. Got something to add? 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Manufacturing Dissent: the Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites Michel Chossudovsky
(GlobalResearch) Under contemporary capitalism, the illusion of democracy must prevail. It is in the interest of the corporate elites to accept dissent and protest as a feature of the system inasmuch as they do not constitute a threat to the established social order. The purpose is not to repress dissent, but, on the contrary, to shape and mould the protest movement, to set the outer limits of dissent. Under the New World Order, the ritual of inviting civil society leaders into the inner circles of power while simultaneously repressing the rank and file serves several important functions. First, it says to the World that the critics of globalization must make concessions to earn the right to mingle. Second, it conveys the illusion that while the global elites should under what is euphemistically called democracy be subject to criticism, they nonetheless rule legitimately. And third, it says there is no alternative to globalization: fundamental change is not possible and the most we can hope is to engage with these rulers in an ineffective give and take. While the Globalizers may adopt a few progressive phrases to demonstrate they have good intentions, their fundamental goals are not challenged. And what this civil society mingling does is to reinforce the clutch of the corporate establishment while weakening and dividing the protest movement. An understanding of this process of co-optation is important, because tens of thousands of the most principled young people in Seattle, Prague and Quebec City are involved in the anti-globalization protests because they reject the notion that money is everything, because they reject the impoverishment of millions and the destruction of fragile Earth so that a few may get richer. This rank and file and some of their leaders as well, are to be applauded. But we need to go further. We need to challenge the right of the Globalizers to rule. This requires that we rethink the strategy of protest. Can we move to a higher plane, by launching mass movements in our respective countries, movements that bring the message of what globalization is doing, to ordinary people? For they are the force that must be mobilized to challenge those who plunder the Globe. (Michel Chossudovsky, The Quebec Wall, April 2001) The term manufacturing consent was initially coined by Edward S Herman and Noam Chomsky. Manufacturing consent describes a propaganda model used by the corporate media to sway public opinion and inculcate individuals with values and beliefs: The mass media serve as a system for communicating messages and symbols to the general populace. It is their function to amuse, entertain, and inform, and to inculcate individuals with the values, beliefs, and codes of behavior that will integrate them into the institutional structures of the larger society. In a world of concentrated wealth and major conflicts of class interest, to fulfill this role requires systematic propaganda. (Manufacturing Consent by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky) Manufacturing consent implies manipulating and shaping public opinion. It establishes conformity and acceptance to authority and social hierarchy. It seeks compliance to an established social order. Manufacturing consent describes the submission of public opinion to the mainstream media narrative, to its lies and fabrications. Manufacturing dissent In this article, we focus on a related concept, namely the process of manufacturing dissent (rather than consent), which has played a decisive role in serving the interests of the corporate establishment. To maintain their legitimacy, the economic elites favor limited and controlled forms of opposition, with a view to preventing the development of radical forms of protest, which might shake the very foundations and institutions of global capitalism. In other words, manufacturing dissent acts as a safety valve, which protects and sustains the New World Order. To be effective, however, the process of manufacturing dissent must be carefully regulated and monitored by those who are the object of the protest movement. Funding Dissent How is the process of manufacturing dissent achieved? Essentially by funding dissent, namely by channelling financial resources from those who are the object of the protest movement to those who are involved in organizing the protest movement. Co-optation is not limited to buying the favors of politicians. The economic elites which control major foundations also oversee the funding of numerous NGOs and civil society organizations, which historically have been involved in the protest movement against the established economic and social order. The programs of many NGOs and peoples movements rely heavily on both public as well as private funding agencies including the Ford, Rockefeller, McCarthy foundations, among others. The anti-globalization movement is opposed to Wall Street and the Texas oil giants controlled by Rockefeller, et al. Yet the foundations and charities of Rockefeller et al will generously fund progressive anti-capitalist networks as well as environmentalists (opposed to Big Oil) with a view to ultimately overseeing and shaping their various activities. The mechanisms of manufacturing dissent require a manipulative environment, a process of arm-twisting and subtle cooptation of individuals within progressive organizations, including anti-war coalitions, environmentalists and the anti-globalization movement. Whereas the mainstream media manufactures consent, the complex network of NGOs (including segments of the alternative media) are used by the corporate elites to mould and manipulate the protest movement. Following the deregulation of the global financial system in the 1990s and the rapid enrichment of the financial establishment, funding through foundations and charities has skyrocketed. In a bitter irony, part of the fraudulent financial gains on Wall Street in recent years have been recycled to the elites tax exempt foundations and charities. These windfall financial gains have not only been used to buy out politicians, they have also been channelled to NGOs, research institutes, community centres, church groups, environmentalists, alternative media, human rights groups, etc. The inner objective is to manufacture dissent and establish the boundaries of a politically correct opposition. In turn, many NGOs are infiltrated by informants often acting on behalf of western intelligence agencies. Moreover, an increasingly large segment of the progressive alternative news media on the internet has become dependent on funding from corporate foundations and charities. Piecemeal Activism The objective of the corporate elites has been to fragment the peoples movement into a vast do it yourself mosaic. War and globalization are no longer in the forefront of civil society activism.Activism tends to be piecemeal. There is no integrated anti-globalization anti-war movement. The economic crisis is not seen as having a relationship to the US led war. Dissent has been compartmentalized. Separate issue oriented protest movements (e.g. environment, anti-globalization, peace, womens rights, climate change) are encouraged and generously funded as opposed to a cohesive mass movement. This mosaic was already prevalent in the counter G7 summits and Peoples Summits of the 1990s. The Anti-Globalization Movement The Seattle 1999 counter-summit is invariably upheld as a triumph for the anti-globalization movement: a historic coalition of activists shut down the World Trade Organization summit in Seattle, the spark that ignited a global anti-corporate movement. (See Naomi Klein, Copenhagen: Seattle Grows Up, The Nation, November 13, 2009). Seattle was an indeed an important crossroads in the history of the mass movement. Over 50,000 people from diverse backgrounds, civil society organizations, human rights, labor unions, environmentalists had come together in a common pursuit. Their goal was to forecefully dismantle the neoliberal agenda including its institutional base. But Seattle also marked a major reversal. With mounting dissent from all sectors of society, the official WTO Summit desperately needed the token participation of civil society leaders on the inside, to give the appearance of being democratic. While thousands of people had converged on Seattle, what occurred behind the scenes was a de facto victory for neoliberalism. A handful of civil society organizations, formally opposed the WTO had contributed to legitimizing the WTOs global trading architecture. Instead of challenging the WTO as an an illegal intergovernmental body, they agreed to a pre-summit dialogue with the WTO and Western governments. Accredited NGO participants were invited to mingle in a friendly environment with ambassadors, trade ministers and Wall Street tycoons at several of the official events including the numerous cocktail parties and receptions. (Michel Chossudovsky,Seattle and Beyond: Disarming the New World Order , Covert Action Quarterly, November 1999, See Ten Years Ago: Manufacturing Dissent in Seattle). The hidden agenda was to weaken and divide the protest movement and orient the anti-globalization movement into areas that would not directly threaten the interests of the business establishment. Funded by private foundations (including Ford, Rockefeller, Rockefeller Brothers, Charles Stewart Mott, The Foundation for Deep Ecology), these accredited civil society organizations had positioned themselves as lobby groups, acting formally on behalf of the peoples movement. Led by prominent and committed activists, their hands were tied. They ultimately contributed (unwittingly) to weakening the anti-globalization movement by accepting the legitimacy of what was essentially an illegal organization. (The 1994 Marrakech Summit agreement which led to the creation of the WTO on January 1, 1995). (Ibid) The NGO leaders were fully aware as to where the money was coming from. Yet within the US and European NGO community, the foundations and charities are considered to be independent philanthropic bodies, separate from the corporations; namely the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, for instance, is considered to be separate and distinct from the Rockefeller family empire of banks and oil companies. With salaries and operating expenses depending on private foundations, it became an accepted routine: In a twisted logic, the battle against corporate capitalism was to be be fought using the funds from the tax exempt foundations owned by corporate capitalism. The NGOs were caught in a straightjacket, their very existence depended on the foundations. Their activities were closely monitored. In a twisted logic, the very nature of anti-capitalist activism was indirectly controlled by the capitalists through their independent foundations. Progressive Watchdogs In this evolving saga, the corporate elites whose interests are duly served by the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO, will readily fund (through their various foundations and charities) organizations which are at the forefront of the protest movement against the WTO and the Washington based financial institutions. Supported by foundation money, various watchdogs were set up by the NGOs to monitor the implementation of neoliberal policies, without however raising the broader issue of how the Bretton Woods twins and the WTO, through their policies, had contributed to the impoverishment of millions of people. The Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Network (SAPRIN) was established by Development Gap, a USAID and World Bank funded NGO based in Washington DC. Amply documented, the imposition of the IMF-World Bank Structural Adjustment Program (SAP) on developing countries constitutes a blatant form of interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states on behalf of creditor institutions. Instead of challenging the legitimacy of the IMF-World Banks deadly economic medicine, SAPRINs core organization sought to establish a participatory role for NGOs, working hand in glove with USAID and the World Bank. The objective was to give a human face to the neoliberal policy agenda, rather than reject the IMF-World Bank policy framework outright: SAPRIN is the global civil-society network that took its name from the Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative (SAPRI), which it launched with the World Bank and its president, Jim Wolfensohn, in 1997. SAPRI is designed as a tripartite exercise to bring together organizations of civil society, their governments and the World Bank in a joint review of structural adjustment programs (SAPs) and an exploration of new policy options. It is legitimizing an active role for civil society in economic decision-making, as it is designed to indicate areas in which changes in economic policies and in the economic-policymaking process are required. ( http://www.saprin.org/overview.htm SAPRIN website, emphasis added) Similarly, The Trade Observatory (formerly WTO Watch), operating out of Geneva is a project of the Minneapolis Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), which is generously funded by Ford, Rockefeller, Charles Stewart Mott among others. (see Table 1 below). The Trade Observatory has a mandate to monitor the World Trade Organization (WTO), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA and the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). (IATP, About Trade Observatory, accessed September 2010). The Trade Observatory is also to develop data and information as well as foster governance and accountability. Accountability to the victims of WTO policies or accountability to the protagonists of neoliberal reforms? The Trade Observatory watchdog functions does not in any way threaten the WTO. Quite the opposite: the legitimacy of the trade organizations and agreements are never questioned. Table 1 Minneapolis Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) largest donors (for complete list click here) Ford Foundation $2,612,500.00 1994 2006 Rockefeller Brothers Fund $2,320,000.00 1995 2005 Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $1,391,000.00 1994 2005 McKnight Foundation $1,056,600.00 1995 2005 Joyce Foundation $748,000.00 1996 2004 Bush Foundation $610,000.00 2001 2006 Bauman Family Foundation $600,000.00 1994 2006 Great Lakes Protection Fund $580,000.00 1995 2000 John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $554,100.00 1991 2003 John Merck Fund $490,000.00 1992 2003 Harold K. Hochschild Foundation $486,600.00 1997 2005 Foundation for Deep Ecology $417,500.00 1991 2001 Jennifer Altman Foundation $366,500.00 1992 2001 Rockefeller Foundation $344,134.00 2000 2004 Soruce: http://activistcash.com/organization_financials.cfm/o/16-institute-for-agriculture-and-trade-policy The World Economic Forum. All Roads Lead to Davos The peoples movement has been hijacked. Selected intellectuals, trade union executives, and the leaders of civil society organizations (including Oxfam, Amnesty International, Greenpeace) are routinely invited to the Davos World Economic Forum, where they mingle with the Worlds most powerful economic and political actors. This mingling of the Worlds corporate elites with hand-picked progressives is part of the ritual underlying the process of manufacturing dissent. The ploy is to selectively handpick civil society leaders whom we can trust and integrate them into a dialogue, cut them off from their rank and file, make them feel that they are global citizens acting on behalf of their fellow workers but make them act in a way which serves the interests of the corporate establishment: The participation of NGOs in the Annual Meeting in Davos is evidence of the fact that [we] purposely seek to integrate a broad spectrum of the major stakeholders in society in defining and advancing the global agenda We believe the [Davos] World Economic Forum provides the business community with the ideal framework for engaging in collaborative efforts with the other principal stakeholders [NGOs] of the global economy to improve the state of the world, which is the Forums mission. (World Economic Forum, Press Release 5 January 2001) The WEF does not represent the broader business community. It is an elitist gathering: Its members are giant global corporations (with a minimum $5 billion annual turnover). The selected non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are viewed as partner stakeholders as well as a convenient mouthpiece for the voiceless who are often left out of decision-making processes. (World Economic Forum Non-Governmental Organizations, 2010) They [the NGOs] play a variety of roles in partnering with the Forum to improve the state of the world, including serving as a bridge between business, government and civil society, connecting the policy makers to the grassroots, bringing practical solutions to the table (Ibid) Civil society partnering with global corporations on behalf of the voiceless, who are left out? Trade union executives are also co-opted to the detriment of workers rights. The leaders of the International Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU), the AFL-CIO, the European Trade Union Confederation, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), among others, are routinely invited to attend both the annual WEF meetings in Davos, Switzerland as well as to the regional summits. They also participate in the WEFs Labour Leaders Community which focuses on mutually acceptable patterns of behavior for the labor movement. The WEF believes that the voice of Labour is important to dynamic dialogue on issues of globalisation, economic justice, transparency and accountability, and ensuring a healthy global financial system. Ensuring a healthy global financial system wrought by fraud and corruption? The issue of workers rights is not mentioned. (World Economic Forum Labour Leaders, 2010). The World Social Forum: Another World Is Possible The 1999 Seattle counter-summit in many regards laid the foundations for the development of the World Social Forum. The first gathering of the World Social Forum took place in January 2001, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. This international gathering involved the participation of tens of thousands of activists from grass-roots organizations and NGOs. The WSF gathering of NGOs and progressive organizations was held simultaneously with the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF).It was intended to voice opposition and dissent to the World Economic Forum of corporate leaders and finance ministers. The WSF at the outset was an initiative of Frances ATTAC and several Brazilian NGOs: In February 2000, Bernard Cassen, the head of a French NGO platform ATTAC, Oded Grajew, head of a Brazilian employers organisation, and Francisco Whitaker, head of an association of Brazilian NGOs, met to discuss a proposal for a world civil society event; by March 2000, they formally secured the support of the municipal government of Porto Alegre and the state government of Rio Grande do Sul, both controlled at the time by the Brazilian Workers Party (PT). A group of French NGOs, including ATTAC, Friends of LHumanit, and Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique, sponsored an Alternative Social Forum in Paris titled One Year after Seattle, in order to prepare an agenda for the protests to be staged at the upcoming European Union summit at Nice. The speakers called for reorienting certain international institutions such as the IMF, World Bank, WTO so as to create a globalization from below and building an international citizens movement, not to destroy the IMF but to reorient its missions. (Research Unit For Political Economy, The Economics and Politics of the World Social Forum, Global Research, January 20, 2004) From the outset in 2001, the WSF was supported by core funding from the Ford Foundation, which is known to have ties to the CIA going back to the 1950s: The CIA uses philanthropic foundations as the most effective conduit to channel large sums of money to Agency projects without alerting the recipients to their source. (James Petras, The Ford Foundation and the CIA, Global Research, September 18, 2002) The same procedure of donor funded counter-summits or peoples summits which characterized the 1990s Peoples Summits was embodied in the World Social Forum (WSF): other WSF funders (or `partners, as they are referred to in WSF terminology) included the Ford Foundation, suffice it to say here that it has always operated in the closest collaboration with the US Central Intelligence Agency and US overall strategic interests; the Heinrich Boll Foundation, which is controlled by the German Greens party, a partner in the present [2003] German government and a supporter of the wars on Yugoslavia and Afghanistan (its leader Joschka Fischer is the [former] German foreign minister); and major funding agencies such as Oxfam (UK), Novib (Netherlands), ActionAid (UK), and so on. Remarkably, an International Council member of the WSF reports that the considerable funds received from these agencies have not hitherto awakened any significant debates [in the WSF bodies] on the possible relations of dependence it could generate. Yet he admits that in order to get funding from the Ford Foundation, the organisers had to convince the foundation that the Workers Party was not involved in the process. Two points are worth noting here. First, this establishes that the funders were able to twist arms and determine the role of different forces in the WSF they needed to be `convinced of the credentials of those who would be involved. Secondly, if the funders objected to the participation of the thoroughly domesticated Workers Party, they would all the more strenuously object to prominence being given to genuinely anti-imperialist forces. That they did so object will be become clear as we describe who was included and who excluded from the second and third meets of the WSF. The question of funding [of the WSF] does not even figure in the charter of principles of the WSF, adopted in June 2001. Marxists, being materialists, would point out that one should look at the material base of the forum to grasp its nature. (One indeed does not have to be a Marxist to understand that he who pays the piper calls the tune.) But the WSF does not agree. It can draw funds from imperialist institutions like Ford Foundation while fighting domination of the world by capital and any form of imperialism (Research Unit For Political Economy, The Economics and Politics of the World Social Forum, Global Research, January 20, 2004) The Ford Foundation provided core support to the WSF, with indirect contributions to participating partner organizations from the McArthur Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the W. Alton Jones Foundation, the European Commission, several European governments (including the Labour government of Tony Blair), the Canadian government, as well as a number of UN bodies (including UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, ILO and the FAO) .(Ibid). In addition to initial core support from the Ford Foundation, many of the participating civil society organizations receive funding from major foundations and charities. In turn, the US and European based NGOs often operate as secondary funding agencies channelling Ford and Rockefeller money towards partner organizations in developing countries, including grassroots peasant and human rights movements. The International Council (IC) of the WSF is made up of representatives from NGOs, trade unions, alternative media organizations, research institutes, many of which are heavily funded by foundations as well as governments. (See Frum Social Mundial). Only a few of the organizations on the WSFs CI are representative of grassroots movements. Both Development Gap (referred to above), which is directly funded by USAID as well as the IATP which oversees the Geneva based Trade Observatory sit on the WSFs International Council. The Funders Network on Trade and Globalization (FTNG), which has observer status on the WSF International Council plays a key role. While channelling financial support to the WSF, it acts as a clearing house for major foundations. The FTNG describes itself as an alliance of grant makers committed to building just and sustainable communities around the world. Members of this alliance are Ford foundation, Rockefeller Brothers, Heinrich Boell, C. S. Mott, Merck Family Foundation, Open Society Institute, Tides, among others. (For a complete list of FTNG funding agencies see FNTG: Funders). FTNG acts as a fund raising entity on behalf of the WSF. Western Governments Fund the Counter-Summits and Repress the Protest Movement In a bitter irony, governments including the European Union grant money to fund progressive groups (including the WSF) involved in organizing protests against the very same governments which finance their activities. Governments, too, have been significant financiers of protest groups. The European Commission, for example, funded two groups who mobilised large numbers of people to protest at EU summits at Gothenburg and Nice. Britains national lottery, which is overseen by the government, helped fund a group at the heart of the British contingent at both protests. (James Harding, Counter-capitalism, FT.com, October 15 2001) We are dealing with a diabolical process: The host government finances the official summit as well as the NGOs actively involved in the Counter-Summit. It also funds the anti-riot police operation which has a mandate to repress the grassroots participants of the Counter-Summit. The purpose of these combined operations, including violent actions committed by anti-riot police forces, is to discredit the protest movement and intimidate its participants. The broader objective is to transform the counter-summit into a ritual of dissent, which serves to uphold the interests of the official summit and the host government. This logic has prevailed in numerous counter summits since the 1990s. At the 2001 Summit of the America in Quebec City, funding from the Canadian federal government to mainstream NGOs and trade unions was granted under certain conditions. A large segment of the protest movement was de facto excluded from the Peoples Summit. In turn, organizers agreed with both the provincial and federal authorities that the protest march would be directed to a remote location some 10 km out of town, rather than towards the historical downtown area were the official FTAA summit was being held behind a heavily guarded security perimeter. Rather than marching toward the perimeter fence and the Summit of the Americas meetings, march organizers chose a route that marched from the Peoples Summit away from the fence, through largely empty residential areas to the parking lot of a stadium in a vacant area several miles away. Henri Masse, the president of the Federation des travailleurs et travailleuses du Quebec (FTQ), explained, I deplore that we are so far from the center-city. But it was a question of security. One thousand marshals from the FTQ kept very tight control over the march. When the march came to the point where some activists planned to split off and go up the hill to the fence, FTQ marshals signalled the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) contingent walking behind CUPE to sit down and stop the march so that FTQ marshals could lock arms and prevent others from leaving the official march route. (Katherine Dwyer, Lessons of Quebec City, International Socialist Review, June/July 2001) Security Perimeter, Quebec City 2001 The Summit of the Americas was held inside a four kilometer bunker made of concrete and galvanized steel fencing. The 10 feet high Quebec Wall encircled part of the historic city center including the parliamentary compound of the National Assembly, hotels and shopping areas. Quebec City, April 2001 Quebec City 2001, Building the Security fence Quebec City April 2001 Toronto G20 Security Fence $5.5 million, June 2010 NGO Leaders versus their Grassroots The establishment of the World Social Forum (WSF) in 2001 was unquestionably a historical landmark, bringing together tens of thousands of committed activists. It was an important venue which allowed for the exchange of ideas and the establishment of ties of solidarity What is at stake is the ambivalent role of the leaders of progressive organizations. Their cozy relationship to the inner circles of power, to corporate and government funding, aid agencies, the World Bank, etc, undermines their relationship and responsibilities to their rank and file. The objective of manufactured dissent is precisely that: to distance the leaders from their rank and file as a means to effectively silencing and weakening grassroots actions. Most of the grassroots participating organizations in the World Social Forum including peasant, workers and student organizations, firmly committed to combating neoliberalism were unaware of the WSF International Councils relationship to corporate funding, negotiated behind their backs by a handful of NGO leaders with ties to both official and private funding agencies. Funding to progressive organizations is not unconditional. Its purpose is to pacify and manipulate the protest movement. Precise conditionalities are set by the funding agency. If they are not met, the disbursements are discontinued. The WSF defines itself as an open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and inter-linking for effective action, by groups and movements of civil society that are opposed to neo- liberalism and to domination of the world by capital and any form of imperialism, and are committed to building a society centred on the human person. (See Frum Social Mundial, accessed 2010). The WSF is a mosaic of individual initiatives which does not directly threaten or challenge the legitimacy of global capitalism and its institutions. It is characterised by a multitude of sessions and workshops. In this regard, one of the features of the WSF was to retain the do-it-yourself framework, characteristic of the donor funded counter G7 Peoples Summits of the 1990s. This apparent disorganized structure is deliberate. While favoring debate on a number of individual topics, the WSF framework was not conducive to the articulation of a cohesive common platform and plan of action directed global capitalism. Moreover, the US led war in the Middle East and Central Asia, which broke out a few months after the inaugural WSF venue in Porto Alegre in January 2001, has not been a central issue in forum discussions. What prevails is a vast and intricate network of organizations. The recipient grassroots organizations are invariably unaware that their partner NGOs in the United States or the European Union, which are providing them with financial support, are themselves funded by major foundations. The money trickles down, setting constraints on grassroots actions. Many of these NGO leaders are committed and well meaning individuals acting within a framework which sets the boundaries of dissent. The leaders of these movements are often co-opted, without even realizing that as a result of corporate funding their hands are tied. Global capitalism finances anti-capitalism: an absurd and contradictory relationship. Another World is Possible, but it cannot be meaningfully achieved under the present arrangement. A shake-up of the World Social Forum, of its organizational structure, its funding arrangements and leadership is required. There can be no meaningful mass movementwhen dissent is generously funded by those same corporate interests which are the target of the protest movement. Source: Global Research Related posts:Congressman Waxman sneaks anti-vitamin amendment into Wall Street reform bill Mike Adams Video: Jesse Ventura Corporate media, Censorship and American Conspiracies
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