These poems depict a journey through a dark landscape, where the political and personal are fused into a geography of disinformation, sex, betrayal and deadly technology. Phelan has produced verbal "snapshots" of a subterranean war-- with fronts in Los Angeles as well as Fallujah-- where the only defense is one's integrity and the stakes may be life itself.
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Janet Phelan - Reporter at Large
In the year 2000, an out of work reporter is approached by a man who is not whom he appears to be. Lured into a romantic affair with him, the reporter is soon to lose everything—her family, her home, her country and nearly her life.
EXILE is the true story of Janet Phelan, who fled the US after the attempts to permanently silence her went awry. The lengths to which the intelligence community will go to cover their tracks is revealed in this memoir. The ultimate question—what is the meaning behind this grave assault on an American citizen—unfolds as the story is told.
EXILE is available at TheBookPatch.com.
United States and Israel: A Dance of Deception
The United States and Israel: A Dance of Deception. Part 1
The reports questioning the success rate of the Iron Dome were issued by Richard Lloyd, a weapons scientist with Tesla Laboratories, which is a defense contractor in Virginia and Ted Postol, an MIT professor. Both reports call into question the purported 90% success rate of the Iron Dome missile defense system and suggest that the actual success rate of the system in intercepting and destroying incoming rockets is actually far lower. If true, this would indicate that the Iron Dome is not only a massive failure but also a studied deception.
The Iron Dome was developed and manufactured by Rafael Defense Systems, an Israeli based defense contractor. Subsequent funding has been provided by the United States. It has been in use since 2011.
As stated by Dr. Postol in his introduction to an article published in the MIT Technology Review on July 15, 2014, “In the early weeks of July 2014 the conflict between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza has again flared up. This has resulted in a new round of large-scale rocket attacks launched by Hamas, operating from Gaza, against Israeli population centers. The last time such large-scale rocket attacks occurred between Hamas and Israel was in November 2012. During the November 2012 conflict a large number of photographs of Iron Dome interceptor contrails were observed in the sky. These contrails revealed that the Iron Dome interceptor rate was very low—perhaps as low as 5 percent or below.
“This paper explains why the geometry of the contrails photographed in the sky indicates whether or not an Iron Dome intercept attempt had any chance of intercepting an artillery rocket target.”
The questions that of necessity arise are:
The answer to these questions lie in history and point to a deeply dysfunctional relationship which has been plagued with self-deception, betrayal and false intent from its inception. To begin with, one must understand that the State of Israel was in large part created by those who despised the Jews.
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US Throws Up Roadblocks for Those Wishing to Leave
The word is out. People are leaving the US in droves.
The latest FBI NICS list of American citizens who have expatriated shows a spike in individuals who have renounced their US citizenship.
The list, published quarterly, provides a grand total of 2,193 such renunciants since the end of last year. 2013 resulted in a total of 2,999 renunciants, which constituted a 221% increase over those who left in 2012. And we are just half way through 2014.
The NICS list, however, appears to be incomplete. For starters, NICS only lists renunciants, not relinquishers. And yes, there is a difference. Renouncing requires swearing an oath in front of an official of the US government and now has a $2350 fee attached to it. Relinquishing does not require the involvement of a US government official but instead involves making one of a number of acts which result in forfeiting one’s US citizenship.
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ITHACA Report to the UN on US Human Rights
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REPORT TO THE UPR, HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD USA
ITHACA submitted a report in 2010 to the UPR concerning the human rights record of the United States and focused on two issues. The first issue concerned the revocation of rights taking place in state superior courts under the mantle of adult guardianships, impacting the elderly and disabled.
The second issue we covered concerned attacks by the US government on human rights defenders.
This report for the 2015 UPR of the human rights record of the United States will focus on the progress of these two issues.
In reply to the report generated by the UN working group at the first UPR, the United States promised to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In fact, Congress failed to ratify the CRPD. While those voting against ratification questionably deemed this to be a victory for national sovereignty, the fact remains that a portal for petition for redress against abuses against the vulnerable therefore closed.
The abuses documented in our first report have continued and, in fact, continued without abating. Elders and disabled are still being put under guardianship, in the absence of due process, and their assets are still being plundered by guardians and conservators, with full complicity of sitting family/probate court judges. The elderly and disabled are still being blocked from family and friends and many are still dying under suspicious circumstances.
The following examples are meant to be illustrative and are not all inclusive: In the intervening years since the first UPR, Alice Gore was placed under a guardianship and her teeth were mined for their gold content. Raymond Horspool was denied a new pacemaker by his guardian, and died a preventable death. The matter concerning allegations of wrongful death and plunder of his assets are now winding its way through the Riverside Superior Court system in California.
We also see repeated instances where guardians are attempting to hide their wards from concerned family and friends, in absence of due process. Misha Bluvshteyn’s father, Leon Bluvshteyn, does not know if his son, under guardianship with the Los Angeles Public Guardian, is alive or dead. No court order has been issued blocking Bluvshteyn from his son yet the Los Angeles Public Guardian persists in hiding Misha from his family. Scott Christoffersen was effectively and illegally hidden from a concerned friend for over a year by the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, even though he had signed a waiver of confidentiality so that the Department could communicate with said friend. When the plight of conservatee Charles Castle came to the attention of the press, his guardian proceeded to move him manically from facility to facility and from county to county, in an effort to conceal his whereabouts from interested parties. As a result, Castle was never served with the court´s determination on his writ of habeas corpus. Due process violations plagued this case. Castle died under suspicious circumstances. (http://www.activistpost.com/2013/07/questions-arise-as-to-coroners-cover-up.html)
ATTACKS ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
Attacks on human rights defenders continue. We now are seeing where attorneys attempting to address these issues are being suspended from the practice of law. Ken Ditkowsky was so suspended for four years, after a career of over fifty years practicing law in Illinois, for requesting an honest and comprehensive investigation into abuses taking place under these adult guardianships. Arizona attorney Grant Goodman was suspended after devising a system under which guardians could be sued under RICO and communicating with guardianship victims throughout the US about this process. Margie Mikels, a well-known activist attorney in San Bernardino County, was threatened with disbarment by Judge Michael Welch in San Bernardino and subsequently withdrew from further appearances in that courtroom. JoAnne Denison has been charged with “yelling fire in a crowded theater” by the Illinois ARDC attorney Melissa Smart, for Denison’s act of running a blog, marygsykes.com, where she posts documents relating to a probate guardianship as well as comments pointing to corruption in the courts. The decision on Denison´s license is pending.
In addition, the courts are now in some cases illegally arresting those attempting to protect their parents' rights. Case in point was the May 21, 2014 arrest of Rosanna Miller in Logan County, Ohio, who was illegally detained for failure to pay court costs. The Supreme Court of Ohio has issued a memo stating that an individual cannot be arrested for failure to pay court costs. The judge in this matter, Ann Beck, of Bellefontaine Municipal Court, had already evidenced animus toward Miller. It is unknown how many such petitioners Beck has so falsely had detained as the court has declined to produce these records. The issue of incarcerating people for court costs, in violation of the no-debtors-prisons stance of the United States, has been the subject of an ACLU investigation and reports. (https://www.aclu.org/blog/tag/debtors-prisons) In another abuse of process, Barbara Stone is now on house arrest and facing criminal charges for taking her mother out to lunch. The criminal judge in this matter, Migna Sanchez-Llorens, who sits on the Circuit Court in Florida, has a record of receiving financial contributions from attorneys who appear before her and has failed to properly disclose this, which gives the appearance of substantial impropriety.
The US's behavior in certain cases could best be described as a vendetta. Jeffery Silverman, journalist, US national and former Army Scout, has had his citizenship revoked without due process. Joseph Zernik, Ph.D., head of Human Rights Alert, has fled the US and is now living in Jerusalem, where the US in 2013 seized his Israeli bank account. Zernik sought protection by the German government and subsequently his assets were returned to him. Janet Phelan, a US born journalist who fled the US after an intelligence sting operation/assault put her into a coma, is in Latin America, and continues to cope with repeated US intelligence-generated attacks, largely of a chemical assassination nature. She has written a book concerning these experiences, EXILE. Janet Phelan´s mother appears to have been murdered by the elderly woman's guardian.
Ray Fernandez, who also left the US following a horrific guardianship battle concerning his mother, Clara Fernandez, became politically active in hosting a website and FB groups concerning guardianship and other political issues. This year, Fernandez was attacked in a nearly fatal chemical assassination attempt abroad.
Robert Fettgather, a licensed clinical psychologist, had his license to practice revoked in 2012 as a result of his activism and advocacy for his adult Down’s syndrome son. His case is currently being appealed.
Melissa Balin was placed under arrest three times in thirty days and the manhandling by officers resulted in miscarriage of her first pregnancy. Melissa Balin is a filmmaker, and was one of the 292 people arrested due to their involvement with the Occupy movement on the morning of November 30, 2011, which came to be known as the #OLA292. It is worth noting that Melissa Balin had never been arrested prior to her known association with Occupy LA. When Balin moved to respond legally, she was determined incompetent to stand trial through a falsified forensic report by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. She narrowly escaped commitment/conservatorship.
It is of note that those who are being placed under these severe protocols are not “famous” or embedded individuals or journalists. The lawyers who are being suspended for their interest in civil rights tend to be sole practitioners. The main stream press continues to turn a blindered eye to such attacks on lawyers, reporters and people attempting to simply protect the rights of loved ones.
These circumstances all point in one direction---that the United States government is involved in demographic targeting of its citizens and that those who attempt to protect the rights of others, be they media, attorneys or simply concerned family members--are being treated with at times brutal disregard for their civil and human rights.
Submitted this third day of September, 2014
Catherine O’loughlin, MD—Co-Chair