Friday, Jul 03rd, 2020 - 02:30:01

Pentagon

Iran Parliament Declares U.S. Pentagon a "State Terrorist" Organization (2020)

"In order to reciprocate against US choice or measure in weakening regional and international peace and stability and due to the fact that the US regime has designated as terrorist the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) which is one of the pillars of Iran defense sovereignty based on the 150th principle of constitution, all Pentagon forces and staff including United States Central Command are blacklisted as terrorist and any financial, information, technical, training, services and support aid to them is regarded as cooperation in terrorist act... The Staff of Armed Forces with cooperation of the Intelligence Ministry and by taking advantage of IRGC Intelligence is obliged to announce the list of all Pentagon members, companies, the affiliated institutions, those involved in assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani, United States Central Command and all its affiliated institutions. The Iranian Judiciary should create a mechanism within three months based on which it designates them as terrorist organizations... All countries which support US' designation of IRGC as terrorist organization will be included in reciprocal act."

Convention for the Suppression of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (1949)

'The Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others was adopted by the United Nations on December 2, 1949, one year after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in a climate of humanistic hope following the Second World War. The 1949 Convention was the result of an abolitionist and feminist struggle in England, begun and led by Josephine Butler in 1866. Whereas slavery had just been abolished in most of the European countries, Josephine Butler considered the system of prostitution to be a contemporary form of slavery that oppressed women and was injurious to humanity in general. The system of the regulation of prostitution, set up under Napoleon III in France, and soon called the “French system,” was established in many European countries in the name of public health and under the hygienist pretext of combating venereal diseases. French physician, Parent-Duchatelet, 19th century promoter of hygienism and regulation of prostitution, considered prostitution as a “sewerage system” and compared ejaculation to “organic drainage.”'

Norman Morrison Anti-War Pentagon Protest

50 Year Anniversary of Norman Morrison Anti-War Pentagon Protest

"It was Nov. 2, 1965, and Bundt, now 80, had witnessed the self-immolation of Quaker antiwar pacifist Norman R. Morrison, who had just carried out one of the most horrific public protests of the era of the Vietnam War. Scarcely remembered now, Morrison’s suicide 50 years ago Monday was front-page news at the time, across a country that was increasingly torn by protests over the war. Morrison had set himself ablaze 40 feet from the Pentagon office window of then-Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, one of the chief organizers of the U.S. involvement in the war... No photographs appear to exist of Morrison’s self-immolation, unlike the shocking images of Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc, who burned himself to death at a busy intersection in what was then Saigon, South Vietnam, in 1963. Morrison’s act was seen only by witnesses."

MLK - Memphis

Act of State: The Execution of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Martin King was killed because he had become intolerable. It's not just that he opposed the war and now was going to the bottom line of a number of the major corporations in the United States; those forces that effectively rule the world at this point in time, the transnational entities. But more importantly, I think the reason was because he was going to bring a mass of people to Washington in the spring of '68. And that was very troubling. He wanted to cap the numbers. But the military knew that once he started bringing the wretched of America to camp there in the shadow of the Washington Memorial, and go every day up to see their Senators and Congressman and try to get social program monies put back in that were taken out because of the war -- and once they did that, and they got rebuffed again and again they would increasingly get angry. It was the assessment of the Army that he would lose control of that group. And the more violent and radical amongst the forces would take control and they would have a revolution on their hands in the nation's capital. And they couldn't put down that revolution. They didn't have enough troops. Westmoreland wanted 200,000 for Vietnam. They didn't have those. They simply didn't have enough troops to put down what they thought was going to be the revolution that would result from that encampment. So because of that I think, more than anything else, Martin King was never going to be allowed to bring that mass of angry, disaffected humanity to Washington. He was never going to leave Memphis. And that was the reason for the elaborate preparations that they had..."

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