Ex-opposition leader calls for 35-year-old inquiry into death of Pier Paolo Pasolini to be reopened
By Michael Day
Thirty-five years after Pier Paolo Pasolini's battered body was found on a bleak beach near Rome, the government is under pressure to reopen the inquiry into the mysterious murder of the iconoclastic film maker.
Walter Veltroni, the former leader of the opposition, has written an open letter to the Justice Minister, Angelino Alfano, asking why, despite the mass of unanswered questions, authorities have yet to make amends for an investigation that "was riddled with holes, like many others of the time".
The letter, published yesterday in Corriere della Sera, Italy's biggest daily newspaper, says recent advances in forensic science should allow investigators to finally address many of the doubts surrounding the killing in 1975 of the gay Marxist intellectual, whose films included The Gospel According to St. Matthew.
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After being savagely beaten, Pasolini was run over several times by his own car. Inside the vehicle, investigators found a jumper that belonged to neither the murder victim nor the 17-year-old convicted for the crime. There were also bloody fingerprints that were not checked.
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Because He Knew: Reopening Pasolini's Case
L'assassinat de Pier Paolo Pasolini agite toujours l'Italie
Friday, July 23, 2010
Ex-opposition leader calls for 35-year-old inquiry into death of Pier Paolo Pasolini to be reopened
Jean-François Brient: On modern servitude
“Tis the times' plague, when madmen lead the blind. “
King Lear, Act IV, scene 1, William Shakespeare
Modern servitude is voluntary, endorsed by those slaves who crawl on the surface of the Earth. They buy the merchandises that enslave them every day more. Slaves run after alienating jobs that are gently given to them if they prove to be tamed enough. They choose the masters they will obey. For this absurd tragedy to happen, it has been necessary to dispossess slaves from the awareness of their own exploitation and their alienation. Here is the bizarre modernity of our time. Contrary to slaves from antiquity, servants from the Middle Ages or the working-class from the first industrial revolutions, today we are contemplating people that are totally enslaved. The difference is that they are unaware of their enslavement and those who are aware, choose to ignore it. They ignore rebellion which should be the only genuine reaction of the exploited ones. Slaves accept without question the pitiful life that was planned for them. Renouncing and resignation are the sources of their misfortune.
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By Steve Watson, Prisonplanet
The ongoing saga with Google censorship has continued today as it emerged that once again the search engine giant removed a key term from it’s trends pages.
Alex Jones yesterday asked his readers and listeners to send the term ‘Google spies’ to the top of the trends charts in the latest effort to fight back against the company’s censorship of his films on YouTube.
The term related to a story we prepared detailing how Google is intimately linked with U.S. intelligence and has a history of censorship and surveillance.
Within a short time the term had hit the top spot with the “volcanic” status added (see below – click for enlargement).
As you can see, the effect of the term being pushed to the top of the trends charts is that bloggers and journalists pick up the story and begin to document it. A snowball effect ensues and millions of people all over the world are more likely to be directed toward the story.
However, within half an hour the term had been completely removed by Google and resulted in no news story links. These actions replicated Google’s activity in the days beforehand when it removed other terms such as ‘The Obama Deception’, ‘Infowars’, ‘Fall of the Republic’ and ‘Google Censorship’ – which had all become some of the most searched topics on the internet.
This is the epicentre of the infowar. Events over the past couple of days have shown that you, our readers, have the power to take the issues we cover and literally make them the widest read items on the internet.
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In 2007, veteran journalist Michael Richardson began writing a series of articles for OpEdNews.com about Ed Poindexter and Mondo we Langa, who are two Black Panther political prisoners known as the Omaha Two. Richardson argues that they were framed for the 1970 murder of a policeman as part of the FBI's notorious counterintelligence program, dubbed “COINTELPRO.” This top-secret and illegal operation was a dirty war on the entire US Left, including the civil rights & Black liberation movements.
Illustrating this program's intent, a March 3, 1968 COINTELPRO memo discussed the need to stop "the beginning of a true black revolution," and to "prevent the rise of a 'messiah' who could unify, and electrify, the militant black nationalist movement… Through counterintelligence it should be possible to pinpoint potential troublemakers and neutralize them." Another stated goal was "to prevent the long-range growth of militant black nationalist organizations, especially among youth. Specific tactics to prevent these groups from converting young people must be developed." One specific tactical approach was expressed in an April 3, 1968 communiqué arguing that "The Negro youth and moderates must be made to understand that if they succumb to revolutionary teaching, they will be dead revolutionaries."
In terms of scale, the FBI's war of repression against the Black liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s was greatest against the Black Panthers. Many Panthers, like Chicago leader Fred Hampton, were assassinated outright, while others were framed for murders they did not commit. A few of these Panthers, like Geronimo Ji Jaga and Dhoruba Bin Wahad, had their convictions overturned and were released, but many of the COINTELPRO survivors remain in prison today.
In addressing why the Panthers were targeted so intensely by COINTELPRO, Noam Chomsky wrote in 1973: "A top secret Special Report for the president in June 1970 gives some insight into the motivations for the actions undertaken by the government to destroy the Black Panther Party. The report describes the party as 'the most active and dangerous black extremist group in the United States.' Its 'hard core members' were estimated at 800, but 'a recent poll indicates that approximately 25 percent of the black population has a great respect for the BPP, including 43 percent of blacks under 21 years of age.' On the basis of such estimates of the potential of the party, the repressive apparatus of the state proceeded against it to ensure that it did not succeed in organizing as a substantial social or political force."
Michael Richardson is now working on a book about the Omaha Two and an archive of his definitive OpEdNews.com series about the case is available here. This year, he began a new series of articles at Examiner.com, exploring the broader history of COINTELPRO, along with a continued focus on the Omaha Two, viewable here.
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A music clip starring recyclable materials!
The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work.
These are some of the findings of a two-year investigation by The Washington Post that discovered what amounts to an alternative geography of the United States, a Top Secret America hidden from public view and lacking in thorough oversight. After nine years of unprecedented spending and growth, the result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible to determine.
The investigation's other findings include:
* Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States.
* An estimated 854,000 people, nearly 1.5 times as many people as live in Washington, D.C., hold top-secret security clearances.
* In Washington and the surrounding area, 33 building complexes for top-secret intelligence work are under construction or have been built since September 2001. Together they occupy the equivalent of almost three Pentagons or 22 U.S. Capitol buildings - about 17 million square feet of space.
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So desperate was one man to conceal his identity that he began biting his fingers and drawing blood while being booked.
Some have used eyedroppers filled with acid or pressed their fingers onto burning metal to blot their fingerprints. Others have spent thousands of dollars to hire shady doctors to surgically alter their fingertips, hoping to scar them beyond recognition.
The numbers are still relatively small, but in the past decade, State Police detectives say they have seen a sevenfold spike in people arrested with mutilated fingertips, a disturbing trend they said reflects dire efforts to evade the harsher punishments that come with multiple arrests, to avoid deportation, or to fool the increasingly sophisticated computers that do most fingerprint checks.
Since 2002, when State Police started to keep count of suspects with deliberately scarred fingerprints, they have recorded 72 arrests, 20 of which occurred last year. There were just three when they began keeping records.
“It's definitely an increasing phenomenon,'' said Detective Lieutenant Kenneth Martin, commanding officer of the State Police division that oversees fingerprint analysis of crime scenes. “We've seen it all: self-inflicted mutilation, surgical efforts to cut out the core of fingers, and having the skin stitched back in strange ways.''
In the last month, federal and local officers in the area have made multiple arrests in three separate cases involving people who sought to hide their identity by trying to erase their fingerprints.
While authorities have had some recent successes in identifying those with mutilated fingerprints, most have not been identified. Indeed, of the recorded arrests this decade in Massachusetts, only 17 percent were positively identified by matching their scuffed fingerprints with previously recorded prints.
Moreover, detectives suspect they are missing many others who may have been recorded as new fingerprints by the state's computer system, which receives on average about 700 fingerprint cards a day from some 360 law enforcement agencies around the state.
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From a statement posted by Dr. Len Horowitz:
"... INCEPTION MOVIE TRAILER GETS 528 SPIN WITH LAUNCH OF i528TUNES.com
The INCEPTION movie and trailers breaking box office and Internet records has just gotten some competition. i528Tunes.com (528INCEPTION.com) has posted a YouTube thriller that helps explain what the film is about and what the 528 code really means.
The INCEPTION movie is a "psychological thriller" earning Warner Bros and Legacy Pictures megabucks, and writer/director Christopher Nolan, worldwide acclaim for his creative genius. Part of the appeal that has viewers returning for second, and even third, screenings is the complex plot and extensive psychobabble that includes a code "528-491" that infers more than a dumb film-maker's idea of a bad joke.
Curiously, the movie's release is synchronously timed with the launch of i528Tunes.com, a music transposition website as revolutionary as Nolan's complex film, and developed for precisely the same subject matter as the film presents, including the human drive for love and awareness in a world controlled by war-making energy industrialists.
Although Nolan may claim his intuitive genius selected the important 528 "upper room" INCEPTION code, there is substantial evidence he acquired the taste for 528 from the numerous publications and promotions of Dr. Leonard Horowitz, a lesser award-winning author and filmmaker whose pioneering research has has clearly influenced Hollywood screenwriters and beyond.
Voted "World Leading Intellectual" by officials of the World Organization for Natural Medicine, Dr. Horowitz began making 528 a household word back in 1998 with the publication of his eleventh book, Healing Codes for the Biological Apocalypse. (Tetrahedron Press; 1-888-508-4787), that became his second of three American bestsellers. The book disclosed the original Solfeggio musical scale, secreted form more than a thousand years, containing the third note, "MI" short for "MIracles," with the tone frequent of 528Hertz (cycles per second.) Since that time, musicians worldwide have increasing questioned the Western World's standard instrument tuning (A=440Hz) began a revolution of "tuning up" to A=444Hz, which is the equivalent to the ancient C(5)=528 that Nolan selected for fame through INCEPTION.
According to Horowitz, i528Tunes.com provides the first music transposition capability being run entirely by donation to change the world's music to "that warm fuzzy feeling you have in your heart when you are in love," he says. The Harvard-trained public health expert in emerging diseases and natural healing also contends the concept for this invention evolved along with his decryption of the real da Vinci code. As published in, LOVE The Real da Vinci CODE (Tetrahedron Press, 2007), Horowitz shares that 528 is fundamental to nine "core creative frequencies" in a "Perfect Circle of Sound (TM), that makes up the "musical mathematical matrix of the universe."
In other words, whereas Nolan used music and water to "kick" characters out of their subconscious dream states, Horowitz uses 528 and water to Baptize people out of their Divine disconnects.
Dr. Horowitz responds here to INCEPTION by way of an open invitation to Nolan and everyone worldwide to enjoy this "528 INCEPTION MOVIE TRAILER" that delivers expanded meaning to Nolan's film.
Because this honest expanded version of the INCEPTION TRAILER whacks Rupert Murdoch, Warner Bros., and his buddies at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan CHASE for their destructive "crisis capitalism;" and here Google/YouTube control is also controlled by Murdoch, Dr. Horowitz requests others to post this TRAILER liberally across the Internet to increase "views." Dr. Horowitz's "view" numbers have been repeatedly suppressed by YouTube/Google corporate. ..."
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