Personal Appeal Tuesday 30 August 2011


We can't do this without you

Thanks to all of you who have so far

responded to our call for financial assistance

Precious money has been arriving via PayPal and Canada Post in amounts of $25, $30, $50, and $100. This allows us to shrink back from the brink but we desperately need more to survive. We have to scan the world to bring you the truth of events and ideas that are developing in rapid succession. It takes 100 hours a week to get True North Perspective to your email box. We're being read in up to 121 countries. Your money buys us time. Please give us whatever you can afford. We need you now.

Below we repeat two brief Editor's Notes. One justifies our claim that True North Perspective publishes in the best traditions of Canadian journalism and the second why it's vital that we receive financial support from our readers. Finally, a story you won't find in the corporate news: WikiLeaks exposes Washington's close ties to Gaddafi. Without further ado, we'll leave you with them. — Looking forward, Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher, True North Persepective.
Editor's Notes
True North Perspective
Vol. 6, No. 13 (272)
Friday, April 15, 2011

It has been said . . .

True North Perspective is too radical

While we publish in best traditions of Canadian journalism

What's radical, in a pejorative sense, is that there is no longer a competitive press in Canada.

Canada grew up with a competitive press. During the American Civil War The Montreal Gazette was pro South and pro slavery. The Toronto Globe was pro North and anti-slavery.

In Canada's capital up until the 1950s the two English language dailies registered their differences on their front pages. The Ottawa Journal proudly proclaimed its allegiance with the word Conservative right up there with the newspaper's flag. The Ottawa Citizen matched this with the word Liberal.

Late 1970s and into the 1980s bean counters became an assassination squad and killed daily newspapers throughout the country. — 362 words.
Wisdom is a result of a happy marriage between intelligence and experience.
© Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher, True North Perspective
True North Perspective
Vol. 6, No. 28 (287)
Friday, August 12, 2011

Editor's Notes

We can't do this without you

Effective tomorrow, Saturday 13 August, due to financial constraints, True North Perspective is taking an enforced summer holiday during which we'll do our best to inspire readers to send pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and mucho-mucho loonies.

We operate at a severe financial deficit and have, from time to time, seriously considered abandoning our determination to bring you honest news and honest analysis of what's behind the news. However, we'll take a deep breath during the next three weeks and take one more proverbial kick at the can by resuming publication Friday 9 September.

We are dedicated to the success of True North Perspective because we believe that an accurately informed people are a free people. All of us at True North Perspective have ambitions aside from this project and would be immediately and happily otherwise occupied should we have to, albeit most reluctantly, bury True North Perspective.

We know we can't succeed in publishing True North Perspective without you. We desperately need your financial support to "Keep Carry On" as a great man once said. — 630 words.

Why True North Perspective is a necessary voice to keep you informed

Corporate media, an arm of military-industrial propaganda, hid this from you

 WikiLeaks cables expose Washington’s close ties to Gaddafi

Good buddies fall out over who's Number One

and the character assassination hotly proceeds

'Those like Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron and Berlusconi who have branded Gaddafi a criminal to be hunted down and murdered were all his accomplices. All of them collaborated with, armed and supported the Gaddafi regime, as US and European corporations reaped vast profits from Libya’s oil wealth.'

By Bill Van Auken
Global Research

27 August 2011 — US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday, August 24, and Thursday, August 25, expose the close collaboration between the US government, top American politicians and Muammar Gaddafi, who Washington now insists must be hunted down and murdered.

Washington and its NATO allies are now determined to smash the Libyan regime, supposedly in the interests of “liberating” the Libyan people. That Gaddafi was until the beginning of this year viewed as a strategic, if somewhat unreliable, ally is clearly seen as an inconvenient truth.

The cables have been virtually blacked out by the corporate media, which has functioned as an embedded asset of NATO and the so-called rebel forces that it directs. It is hardly coincidental that the WikiLeaks posting of the cables was followed the next day by a combination of a massive denial of service attack and a US judge’s use of the Patriot Act to issue a sweeping “production order” or subpoena against the anti-secrecy organization’s California-based Domain Name Server, Dynadot.

The most damning of these cables memorializes an August 2009 meeting between Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his son and national security adviser, Muatassim, with US Republican Senators John McCain (Arizona), Lindsey Graham (South Carolina), Susan Collins (Maine) and Connecticut “independent” Joe Lieberman.

McCain, the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, has in recent speeches denounced Gaddafi as “one of the most bloodthirsty dictators on Earth” and criticized the Obama administration for failing “to employ the full weight of our airpower” in effecting regime change in Libya.

In the meeting held just two years ago, however, McCain took the lead in currying favor with the Gaddafis. According to the embassy cable, he “assured” them that “the United States wanted to provide Libya with the equipment it needs for its security” and “pledged to see what he could do to move things forward in Congress.” 1,368 words.













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