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
The Report that the PFB refuses to acknowledge
Amalie Phelan—RIP 080974
As a reporter, I have researched and written a number of articles detailing the unscrupulous “business practices” of conservator Melodie Z. Scott and her attorney, J. David Horspool. The articles, published in the San Bernardino County Sentinel and elsewhere, are available in the Sentinel's archives and elsewhere on the web. This particular document shall constitute my own statement as to what transpired in the conservatorship of my mother, Dr. Amalie Phelan under the reins of Melodie Scott. While on the surface this appears to be a “civil” matter, it is anything but. As my research into her practices has indicated, Melodie Scott has been euthanizing her clients and stealing their money with the full sanction of the justice system, possibly for decades. Due to the complicity of all those assisting Scott (either by commission or omission)—Bar certified attorneys, judges, police, Adult Protective Services, the California Department of Justice and the FBI—this qualifies as a systemic violation of civil, economic and social human rights.
Given the nature and scope of systemic complicity and the fact that cases of this nature cannot be presented to the U.S. Supreme court it is clear that there is no access to remedy or justice within U.S. domestic law. Melodie Scott does not act alone. We have a system in place which sanctions these crimes against the lives and property of U.S. citizens. I submit that my mother was systemically victimized to death.
Last Updated (Friday, 11 February 2011 22:11)
"It wasn't so hard,"
taking a long, deep drag on his cigar.
"She was all bluff.
When you got beneath her skin,
she was just bravado, spit and string.
I snapped her like a twig."
They sat in silence on the bench
in Central Park
breathing in the power of dark suits
and expensive cigars
and blowing small, frail rings
which hung in the air
for as long as it would take
for them to appear as if they were actually
and then they dissolved
into the anonymous grey afternoon.
A small black squirrel
darted from behind a cedar
sniffed the air
then began to burrow under
the stiff, crimson-veined leaves.
Save what you can.
The United States Violates International Bioweapons Treaty
FIRST, THEY CAME FOR BRADLEY MANNING
While the country responds with growing alarm over torture policies first instigated against prisoners in Guantánamo, policies which now appear to be levied against at least one American citizen, Bradley Manning, another policy violation has been overlooked by the guardians of our freedom. The U.S. press has been mum, at least up until now, on the violation of the Biological Weapons Convention by none other than the United States government.
In the rush to pass protective legislation into law following the attacks of 911, the authors of the U.S. Patriot Act amended the previous legislation regarding biological weapons. Section 817 of the U.S. Patriot Act, otherwise known as the "Expansion of the Biological Weapons Statute," has violated the Biological Weapons Convention, an international treaty which the U.S. signed in 1974.
The Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention, also known as the BWC, was the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the production of an entire category of weapons. It was largely considered to be a result of prolonged efforts by the international community to supplement the 1925 Geneva Protocol.
PICK YOUR POISON
The language of 817 closely mirrors that of the BWC, which bans the development, stockpiling and transport of biological weapons. The violation has occured in a final caveat, which nullifies the prohibitions contained in the BWC and prior U.S. bioweapons legislation.
Last Updated (Friday, 28 January 2011 20:41)
New radio show to air on Guardianship abuse
The Truth Squad has pledged to run a show on guardianship Tuesday nights, starting tonight. Join in every Tuesday night to find out more about Guardian Abuse, which is an extremely popular and lucrative business involving the systematic looting and pillaging of our nation’s most vulnerable people.
The show airs at 6 p.m. PST. The call in number is (917) 388-4500.
: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marti-oakley this link will take you right to the show page
KPFK covers conservatorships