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Biden's victory shifts the balance of power in Washington (tags)
Oh, it's going to be so nice when you hardly hear from Trump any more. Daniel Haufler is the responsible editor for the online debate magazine Gegenblende and its podcasts.
The election as a farce: Donald Trump and the rise of the autocrats (tags)
To elect a demagogue is always dangerous, but it does not condemn a country to the collapse of its democracy. Strong institutions can keep corrupt or autocratic leaders in check. That is exactly what the U.S. Constitution is designed to do, and for much of our history it has been successful in doing so.
Dirty tricks of the autocrats (tags)
Donald Trump tries to get re-elected with partly illegal tricks. This is undemocratic and dangerous for the USA and its allies. Defending democracy is becoming the challenge of our time.
Avoiding the Trump Trap (tags)
As US President Donald Trump's popularity continues to drop ahead of November's election, he has sought new ways to stoke the public fear and panic that led him to victory in 2016. The best strategy may be to make Trump's demagoguery a theme of his campaign.
Trump's strategy of tension (tags)
"No one will be safe in Biden's America!" This was Donald Trump's message. The theme, for three days: Danger. Danger through crime, through China, through the supposedly radical agenda of the Democrats - and through "riots, looting, arson and violence" in the country's cities.
America Boils Over (tags)
A lot will depend on how hot this summer gets. If people think sensibly in November, it is hard to imagine that they will cast enough votes to keep this hair-raising government in power for another four years. But fear is the worst enemy of reason.
The misunderstood class warrior Martin Luther King (tags)
Today, 50 years after his assassination, Martin Luther King is more glorified than ever...The memory of the social revolutionary was politically instrumentalized, King was appropriated. Tto tell the story of the reconciled nation, the dissident had to be erased from memory.
Post-lockdown world (tags)
Everything works, nothing has to Is it even conceivable that after the crisis everything will continue as before? 28 realistic-utopian proposals for a completely renewed society after Corona
Impeaching a President and Impeachment and Corruption (tags)
Resisting "corruption" has occupied the American republic since its origin-along with the search for "virtuous leaders." The impeachment process was understood as a remedy for corruption. The violation of the people's trust is the reason for removal from office.
The Legacy of John Kenneth Galbraith (tags)
Near the end of the twentieth century, the Brookings Institution calculated America's total military spending since World War II, and concluded that it amounted to more than $20 trillion--with more than a third of that spent on nuclear weapons alone.
OBAMA WERE POW'S LEFTBEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA (tags)
BARACK OBAMA LEFT POWS BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA AND IS COVERING UP THAT HIS FRIEND COLIN POWELL LEFT POWS BEHIND IN VIETNAM OPRAH WINFREY IS A CIA ASSET WHO WAS INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER JANET JACKSON IS ALSO A CIA ASSET WHO WAS INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER
OBAMA WERE POWS LEFT BEHIND IN AFGAHNISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA (tags)
BARACK OBAMA LEFT POWS BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA AND COVERED UP THE FACT THAT COLIN POWELL LEFT POWS BEHIND IN VIETNAM OPRAH WINFREY IS A CIA ASSET WHO WAS INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER JANET JACKSON IS A CIA ASSET WHO WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER
DID BARACK OBAMA LEAVE POWS BEHIND IN AFGAHNISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA (tags)
THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT COLIN POWELL LEFT POW'S BEHIND IN VIETNAM AND BARACK OBAMA IS COVERING UP WHAT COLIN POWELL DID AND BARACK OBAMA HIMSELF LEFT POWS BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT OPRAH WINFREY IS A CIA ASSET WHO WAS INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER AND THAT JANET JACKSON IS ALSO A CIA ASSET WHO WAS INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER
DID BARACK OBAMA LEAVE POWS BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA (tags)
There is evidence that as President Barack Obama covered up the fact that his friend Colin Powell left POW'S BEHIND IN VIETNAM AND THAT OBAMA HIMSELF LEFT POW'S BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA AND OPRAH WINFREY AND JANET JACKSON ARE CIA ASSETS WHO WERE INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER
100 Ways GOP Have Stolen Elections Since 1876 (tags)
Why has the US gone mad? (tags)
Donald Trump blames scapegoats. Why does the US permanently seek new conflicts, send terrorists to Syria, organize the Ukraine coup, escalate with North Korea and threaten to bomb wherever it siuts them? The real reason could be that the US is bankrupt.
Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 (tags)
The San Onofre nuclear power plant in SoCal shut down in 2012. But it's still causing a lot of trouble.
Oldest US Nuke Plant Going Way of the Dinosauers (tags)
Next October the Oyster Creek nuclear plant in New Jersey, the oldest in the US, will be closing after nearly 50 years of running and releasing radiation into the environment that has likely harmed untold number of people.
Reflections on Jerry Rubin (the Yippie) at Activist Support Circle (tags)
New information and insights about Jerry Rubin were discussed by his biographer Pat Thomas, whose book, "Did It! From YIPPIE to YUPPIE: Jerry Rubin, an American Revolutionary," comes out next month.
The Shortwave Report 11/18/16 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.
Nuclear Shudown News Aufust 2016 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future. Here is our August 2016 edition:
The Totalitarianism of the Market (tags)
Neoliberalism demands reeducation for its implementation like command socialism. The neoliberal view of the person is exemplified by the figure of the Homo Oeconomicus and is the antipole of the socialist person. All persons are entrepreneurs of themseves.
Why are the Lambs Silent? (tags)
Techniques-fragmentation and propaganda- make serious violations of moral norms by the ruling elites morally and cognitively invisible to the population. With many examples, professor Mausfeld gives insight in the management of our democracy and how people are kept in apathy.
Walden Bello runs for senator of the Philippines, pushes reforms in governance (tags)
Rep. Walden Bello resigned from Congress on March 19, 2015, because he could no longer support a hypocritical good governance policy under which President Aquino went after his political enemies but protected his corrupt cronies. His resignation was also an act of protest at the president’s refusal to accept command responsibility for the Mamasapano tragedy. He felt that his voluntary stepping down was the ethical thing to do since his party Akbayan, of which he was the principal representative in the House of Representatives, maintained its support for Aquino.
350 McDonalds Shut Down Since January 350 More Scheduled To Close (tags)
Hundreds of millions have moved away from animal flesh. McDonald's is one of many chains feeling the change.
Animal Agony, Union Busting, Deforestation, Human Disease At McDonald's (tags)
Unionbusting, obesity, strokes, heart attacks, cancer, animal agony, deforestation, rainforest destruction, energy waste, crime, litter associated with the Western wrold's biggest restaurant chain
Charles W Freeman Jr Says the US Has Not Cauterized MidEast Problems But Metastasized Them (tags)
US policy toward Israeli leadership can be compared to giving car keys to a drunk.
How Economists Change the World (tags)
Theory development is also a war over dominance. The goals of Hayek's war were expulsion of the Keynesians, liberalization of the financial markets, abandonment of full employment policy, dismantling the social state and weakening unions.
In LA, San Diego, Sacramento and 147 Other Cities, McD And Other Fast Food Workers Picket (tags)
Dozens were arrested around the country as workers in 150 cities picketed fast food chains
Militarism in Germany (tags)
Obama Defends the Indefensible (tags)
Obama: The Worst of Nixon/Bush II Writ Large (tags)
Impeach Obama: A National Imperative (tags)
A Pretty Good Election, but the Right Still Rules (tags)
The November 6, 2012 election turned out fairly well for progressives — from Barack Obama retaining the presidency to a true Left-wing Democrat like Bob Filner winning for Mayor of San Diego — but the Right is still strong. The issue agendas and terms of discussion continue to be dictated by an increasingly militant Right wing and America's pathetic, ill-organized remnant of a Left no longer has the power to put pressure on the political system for progressive reforms the way it did in the 1890's, 1930's and 1960's.
Gary Johnson vs. Scott Rasmussen: The voters lose (tags)
As we move toward the hype and hoopla of the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte early next month, The American Pundit Writing Assignment for the second half of August focuses on the condition of political reporting in United States:
Remembering Gore Vidal (tags)
The Supremes and Health Care: Second "Switch in Time" (tags)
In April 1937 Supreme Court Justice Owen Roberts switched sides, stopped voting that minimum-wage laws and the New Deal programs were unconstitutional and got on board with the Roosevelt administration's program to save the court from progressive political attacks. Likewise, current Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act largely to preserve the court's reputation and neutralize Democrats' attempts to make the court's Republican majority and partisan 5-4 decisions like Citizens United an issue in the 2012 campaign.
Cold War Politics Redux (tags)
Health Care and the Supremes (tags)
When the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act in late March, the vicious hostility of their comments signaled their intent not only to rule so-called "Obamacare" unconstitutional but to fundamentally recast the Court's jurisprudence. It's clear from the health-care hearings and from previous decisions like Citizens United that the Court's five-member Right-wing majority wants to return to the days before and during the New Deal when the Court quite consciously saw its mission as protecting the 1 percent by ruling any meaningful attempt at regulating the economy unconstitutional.
Scoundrel Media Afghan Massacre Cover-Up (tags)
Security Council Showdown on Syria (tags)
Labor Candidate Stewart Alexander Calls for a Basic Income Guaranteed (tags)
Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander says, “Wall Street has a basic income guaranteed; it is called, too big to fail. The time has now come to introduce a basic income guarantee that will help meet the basic needs of the unemployed, the poor, the elderly, college students, the homeless, the basic needs of veterans, single parents, and the disabled.”
Socialist Party Taps Stewart Alexander for President (tags)
Alexander, who prides himself on his working-class background, maintains that the Socialist Party historically has been ?the true representative of the Left,? a point he hopes to drive home not only to disillusioned progressives, but to millions of working-class and poor Americans who have been mercilessly pummeled during the current economic crisis ? a near-catastrophic downturn caused almost entirely by the recklessness and avarice of those on Wall Street and their overt enablers in the nation?s capital, Democrats and Republicans alike.
Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Governors (tags)
Three-year old has a fit because he can't be governor. Video goes viral. Kid needs to see that a governor is a politician and all politicians are nasty, small-minded, small-hearted, selfish weasels who would rather eat you than shake your hand.
Fukushima and Capitalism (tags)
"Capitalism and its countless horrors seem more credible to us than an alternative. We believe in capital, the deadly promise of endless growth. We cynically pay it tribute as though the rule of people over people and nature were something dignified. A world of sharing and community is possible."
“Know Your Rights,” Progressive Attorneys Tell Activist San Diego (tags)
Though guest of honor Ted Burke, one of 11 Midwest peace and social justice activists recently detained and harassed by the FBI, wasn't able to make Activist San Diego's November 15 meeting on law enforcement and political activism, the discussion was still compelling. Local attorneys and activists Kate Yavenditti, Frank Gormlie and Alex Landon reviewed the history of anti-Left and anti-progressive repression in San Diego and discussed what rights you have when you're stopped by law enforcement or when police officers come to your home.
Censored from HuffPo / Chicago: "Who cares who wins the elections" (tags)
As a regular blogger on the Huffington Post / Chicago's website, I recently encountered a situation which I believe is censorship for failing to have a proper "line" on next Tuesday's elections. As allies of the Democratic Party in various sectors scramble to motivate the party's "base" for the elections, apparently a voice pouring cold water on such efforts was not welcome. That the piece showed that human rights progress is not beholden to Democratic Party advancement made it that much more toxic. Here it is so that you can judge for yourself.
Three notes from Palistine (tags)
"But Israel has condemned such calls as unfair and ruled out ever signing the NPT. President Obama has insisted that Israel has an inherent “right” to possess a nuclear arsenal." 'Listen to this,' and hold the phone out. It was just what Rachel used to do: 'Listen to this.' And you'd hear the explosions."
Anatomy of Conspiracy Theory By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)
In fact, some of the best cloaking devices for clandestine covert-operations and hidden agendas have been invented by the most brilliant minds – here is one exposition for instance from Ezra Pound: “invent two lies and have the public keep arguing which one of them might be true”. Another is by Leo Strauss – the erudite teacher of the majority of the neo-cons – called “Noble Lies”. A third by the White House, often referred to as “plausible deniability”. Lastly, we also have the “limited hangout” and “modified limited hangout” conspiracies to mislead the public in case “plausible deniability” for governmental wrong-doing doesn't work. But wait, we also have “beneficial cognitive diversity” through “cognitive infiltration” - previously known as COINTELPRO and undercover operations - thanks to the academic regurgitation of Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein, now President Obama's Chief Information Officer.
War Criminal Alex Haig Praised by Obama (tags)
People are known by the company they keep and Democrat Obama's praise for the late war criminal Republican General Alexander Haig is the latest sign that we are dealing with yet another fascist president, EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE LAST FASCIST PRESIDENT, GEORGE BUSH. The biography of war criminal Haig (1924-2010) is below.
Obama Year One: Betrayal and Failure (tags)
Obama's shocking betrayal
Obamathink on Afghanistan: Escalate to Exit (tags)
Obama's plan for permanent war
Jury Gives Mayor Sheila Dixon a “Go to Jail” Card! (tags)
Baltimore’s Mayor Sheila Dixon was convicted on Dec. 1, 2009, by a jury of her peers, of stealing gift cards, worth about $525, intended for the “poor and needy.” As a result, she will forfeit her office, lose her $83,000 a year pension, and could go to jail. Her crime paled in significance to the massive wrongdoings of the Wall Street Mob, but, the State Prosecutor underscored to the jury: The Mayor was stealing “from the children of Baltimore!”
Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim Denied Parole (tags)
the face of political persecution in America
FERNANDO LUGO, ¿JUICIO POLÍTICO ES IGUAL A GOLPE? (tags)
Democraticamente. Sobre Juicio político a Fernando Lugo
Democraticamente. Fernando Lugo, el impeachment y la proyección del golpismo (tags)
Democraticamente. Fernando Lugo, el impeachment y la proyección del golpismo
AARP's Tradition of Betrayal (tags)
they choose profits over member interests
Chinese Revolution 60 years on: socialist revolution, capitalist restoration (tags)
October 1 will mark 60 years since Mao Zedong proclaimed the creation of the Peoples Republic of China. This followed the victory of the People’s Liberation Army, led by the Communist Party of China, over the US-backed Guomindang (Nationalist Party).
R.I.P. Ted Kennedy: The Senate’s Last Liberal (tags)
The mainstream media’s eulogies for the late Senator Ted Kennedy predictably focused on his success as a deal-maker, pushing a liberal agenda but in ways that compromised and often won the support of Republicans and conservatives. But Kennedy’s deals were based on the existence of a Republican party that, despite its different priorities from the Democrats, still believed in government as a force for the public good. Today’s nihilistic, Right-wing dominated Republican Party no longer believes in government as anything but a repressive instrument for benefiting the rich and enforcing the discipline of “the Market” on working people both domestically and abroad who dare to challenge the imperatives of lassiez-faire capitalism. What the times call for are tough, no-nonsense progressive resistance to the bipartisan Market agenda, not support of capitalist politicians promoted as “pragmatists” in the corporate media.
Triumph of the Right? (tags)
Sep 2nd, 2009 9:09 PM Despite the sweeping Democratic victories in the elections of 2006 and 2008, the Republican party in general and the radical Right in particular have reasserted themselves with a vengeance, especially regarding the health insurance reform proposals of the Obama administration and Congress. They’ve been able to tap into the same reflexive anti-government sentiment that has powered American politics at least since Ronald Reagan’s election (and arguably earlier) to block the reform proposals and set the stage for a Republican return to power that will render Obama as irrelevant historically as Carter and Clinton -- and without a mass progressive movement to push Obama and the Democrats back to the Left, the Right will succeed and triumph.
America's Tortured Past (tags)
America's sordid legacy
Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Full Spectrum Dominance:" Part II (tags)
the threat of totalitarian democracy
HR 2749 - A Stealth Agribusiness Empowerment Act (tags)
Obama targets small farmers for destruction
Daniel Estulin's "True Story of the Bilderberg Group" and What They May Be Plann (tags)
Their goal is a world with rulers and serfs, no middle class
Reviewing Ellen Brown's "Web of Debt": Part VI (tags)
Part VI of Federal Reserve Plunder
Condoleezza Rice Challenged on War and Torture at Stanford (tags)
Stanford University students, staff, alumni, and community have called for Condoleezza Rice to be held accountable for war crimes and torture. Challenging her return to the University, they are petitioning for a probe into her alleged violations of international and U.S. law.
LUGO: TODAS LAS MUJERES DEL PRESIDENTE (tags)
Aunque el pederasta confeso Fernando Lugo ha decidido prolongar su agonía afirmando que no renunciará, lo cierto es que su gobierno está herido de muerte y a un paso de la debacle por descrédito a nivel mundial.
Monetary and Fiscal Failure, Fraud, and Fear of What's Next (tags)
looting the treasury continues with militarism ready to confront dissent
Venezuela: Mis razones por creer que la reelección sin límites puede dañar la Revolución (tags)
Un amigo del movimiento antiimperialista explica por qué se opone a la enmienda reciente a la constitución venezolana que abolió los límites en la elección a la presidencia.
Venezuela: Why Unlimited Re-election is Bad for the Revolution (tags)
A supporter of Hugo Chavez' anti-imperialist efforts explains why he is nevertheless opposed to Venezuela's recent constitutional amendment abolishing term limits.
Israel tries to blackmail Obama (tags)
With Bush's help
NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.08.08 (tags)
Tens of millions of people want a new direction. The question is whether they can be organized to fight for it.
John McCain, candidato del pasado Terrorista (tags)
La entrevista de McCain con el dictador Pinochet, hecha pública en simultáneo con la visita del obispo Fernando Lugo a su compañero de trabajo George W. Bush, han dejado en claro quién representa todo lo malo del pasado Terrorista del Imperio.
John Mc Cain, Pinochet y el Operador del Plan Cóndor (tags)
La visita del obispo Fernando Lugo a Washington para aparecer en la última foto de George W. Bush, coincidió con revelaciones que no sólo atañen al candidato presidencial John McCain, también a sus principales publicistas.
Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” Speaks to Today’s World (tags)
Political and religious authority is crumbling in a crisis of faith. The late Leonard Bernstein put those themes, and much more, in his concert triumph, “Mass.” After eight years of Bush-Cheney, the priest/pedophile scandal, coupled with the costly Wall St. Bailout, the loss of trust in our institutions is rampant. If the people want real change, they are going to have to rely on themselves, and on each other to create, in unity, the world that they desire.
Lujos que permite el Poder Teocrático (tags)
Los lujos del poder son capaces de seducir al más pintado, y el teólogo de la liberación Tercermundista Fernando Lugo es un buen ejemplo.
The October Surprise - Global Panic (tags)
It's not over.
Grand Theft America (tags)
The government-business looting of America.
Russians and Chinese Laugh (tags)
Bailing out speculators is like protecting the sharks from the sardines.or paying the robbers. Executives should absorb their losses by taking a 96% pay cut. Speculation should be discouraged, not rewarded. The Capitol switchboard is easy and free 800-270-0309
Cocaína en el círculo íntimo del Presidente (tags)
La mística revolucionaria de los allegados al obispo Fernando Lugo tardó muy poco en disiparse, y entre sus más cercanos colaboradores como Miguel López Perito ya se han hecho habituales las bacanales empolvadas con cocaína de alta pureza.
Signs that lie, signs that say nothing (tags)
Signs everywhere. Signs that lie! Signs that say nothing! Signs everywhere.
El Zar de la Prensa y los Derechos Humanos (tags)
¿Podrá el obispo liberarse de sus compromisos con los zares de la SIP para hacer justicia con las víctimas del Operativo Cóndor?
Chile's September 11 (tags)
( Note: In the Philippines during the 20 years reign of Marcos, September 11 is marked by ostentatious cerwemonies marking the birthday of the dictator most specially during his 14-years dictatorship from 1973-1986. But on Sept 11, 1973, when the coup de tat was launched in Chile it cast a giant shadow on the dictatorship and the primacy of armed struggle against the martial law was upheld. The AJLPP decided to print a version of this article that was first published in the September 2006 issue of Socialism and Liberation magazine. Let everyone remember and never forget the dark days of US-imposed dictatorships in Chile and the Philippines.) ********
DNC Reflections: This Is What Activistism Looks Like (tags)
The two main protest groups – Unconventional Action and Recreate ‘68 – did not have an easy task with the local police and media spreading scare stories for months and with Barack Obama and the Democrats widely perceived as a reforming alternative to eight years of Republican rule. However, there was little effort made to bridge the comprehension gap.
Pat Nixon at the U.S.-Mexico Border (tags)
Editor's Note: Nearly 40 years ago this month, First Lady Pat Nixon crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and embraced Mexican children, saying, "I hate to see a fence anywhere." Times have changed, writes the commentator, and ironically, President Richard Nixon helped to bring about many of these changes. Joseph Nevins is an associate professor of geography at Vassar College. His latest book is Dying to Live: A Story of U.S. Immigration in an Age of Global Apartheid (City Lights Books, 2008).
Con Fernando Lugo, ¿habrá justicia para Orlando Letelier? (tags)
Hace un par de semanas el obispo Fernando Lugo pidió perdón a Nicaragua porque el Paraguay hospedó a Anastasio Somoza Debayle. Queda por disculparse con Chile y hacer justicia con Orlando Letelier.
Veteran Journalist Robert Scheer Speaks in San Diego (tags)
Veteran progressive journalist Robert Scheer spoke in San Diego July 26 and 28 to promote his new book "The Pornography of Power," an exposé of the military-industrial complex and its continuing power to shape American economic and foreign policy and saddle us not only with weapons we don't need but also the irresistible temptation to use them.
Yahoo!,India Bombing: Campbell White Computer and Strange Fox News-Frank Luntz Connection (tags)
Campbell White,(the company whose computer was used along with a Yahoo! account to disseminate supposed Islamic terrorists message at or near time of recent Indian bombing), certainly has friends in far right,(Fox News),places or they at least admire far right commentators - particularly Frank Luntz of Fox News,etc. I also noted that while both Fox News and CNN gave coverage to bombings in both Iraq and Turkey that occured at about the time of the equally tragic,if not worse,Indian bombings - that at least on Fox and I believe CNN as well - THE INDIAN TRAGEDY WAS BLOCKED FROM BOTH THEIR 'NEWS' REPORTS ! Coincidence ? Why was India's plight not worth mention !?
The Bush Administration's Secret Biowarfare Agenda (tags)
Part of the Bush administration's permanent war agenda.
Barack Obama Is Taking On a Lot of Bum Advice (tags)
It’s painful to watch Sen. Barack Obama slide over to the Right on so many important issues, as the presidential election heats up in ‘08. FISA, NAFTA and Israel are a few. He’s also met with Colin Powell and suggested that he might keep Robert Gates on as his Secretary of Defense. What’s next? Irv “Scooter” Libby as head of his Justice Department? If Obama doesn’t want to flop, like Sen. John Kerry did in ‘04, he better ponder changing his ways.
Obama, at Last! (tags)
With Barack Obama having won the Democratic Presidential nomination, he'll face a well-established Republican attack machine and propaganda apparatus within the corporate media. This editorial in the July 2008 Zenger's Newsmagazine also argues that progressives should support Obama, but keep the pressure on him by street activism to make sure he doesn't cop out and govern as the moderate, pro-corporate Democrat Bill Clinton was.
If Israel Attacks Iran.... (tags)
"Friday's New York Times is reporting that multiple U.S. officials have stated that the Israeli military carried out what seemed to be a 'rehearsal' for a strike directed at Iran's nuclear facilities."
– The Raw Story
CUBA: Posada Carriles, un asesino en serie (tags)
Y cabría preguntarse entonces a qué obedece esa impunidad que impermeabiliza hasta hoy frente a la Justicia al representante más siniestro de los terroristas conocidos
Lessons from Vietnam (tags)
"Did marxism and nationalism win the war while capitalism and nationalism won the peace? Tom Hayden asked. The domino theory, the justification of Washington governments, turned out to be dreadfully wrong.
Mainstream U.S. Media Controlled by Conservatives (tags)
A legion of conservative talk show hosts, pundits and media-watch groups pound away at the idea that the media exhibit an inherently "liberal" tilt
The Republican Candidate (4 and 5) (tags)
If this is a subject of interest to you, in the United States today there are five Cuban prisoners, separated one from the other by thousands of miles. They have no area that can be sarcastically called the “Hanoi Hilton”. Their suffering and the injustice of which they are victims will be known the world over; don't doubt it for a minute
Obama: The “Best Face” For Imperialism (tags)
Sullivan writes that a (ruling class) “consensus” agenda for endless war and increased repression will be in effect regardless of who is president. He challenges the reader to pick who could best implement all this in the face of global isolation and profound domestic alienation. And, in the process, he sheds light on the real role of elections in this society.
Vietnam Comparisons (tags)
Nixon was elected in 1968 because he loudly broadcast he had a "secret plan" to end the war in Vietnam. He knew the war could not be won any more but together with Kissinger delayed the withdrawal for six years to achieve an "honorable" peace.
Kucinich for President (tags)
Zenger's Newsmagazine endorses Dennis Kucinich for President (as we did in 2004) over the so-called 'top-tier" Democrats, each of whom has serious liabilities but all of whom would make a better President than any of the Republican candidates. This editorial from the January 2008 Zenger's also contains recommendations on the seven state propositions on the February 5, 2008 ballot.
The war in Iraq and the assassination of Kennedy (tags)
AT 44 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the war in Iraq and the Bush family saga have magnified the need to declassify documents related to the November 22, 1963 attack that affected not only the United States but, to a surprising degree, Cuba, and the rest of the world.
Reviewing James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer's "Multinationals on Trial" (tags)
How corporate giants plunder developing nations.
The Sun Sets Early on the American Century (tags)
This article appeared in: Le Monde diplomatique, October 2007. Sometimes hope comes from outside the bubble, outside the myopia dnde enforcede confo9rmity!
US to give $500 million create a police state in Mexico just like the USA (tags)
The new Mexican President Felipe Calderón seems to be a reincarnated version of Richard Nixon who wants to use American money to turn Mexico into a police state just like the USA! And the US seems to be willing to fork over the money as this article says.
Hillary: Democrats' Death Wish (tags)
Hillary Clinton probably has the power, money and organizational clout to win the Democratic nomination for President, but she cannot win the general election. The combination of her conservative principles — including her support for an ongoing U.S. military presence in Iraq — and her radical reputaton will alienate both moderates and progressives and drive white working-class voters back to the Republicans.
Nobel Hypocrisy (tags)
The shameful awarding of the Peace Prize to a war criminal
Why is the antiwar movement so weak? (tags)
SINCE THE start of the Iraq war, antiwar sentiment has grown dramatically in the U.S. In 2003, 23 percent of the U.S. population thought the U.S. invasion was a mistake. Today, that figure stands at 58 percent.
The American Nightmare: Vietnam (tags)
The number of killed adversaries-the body count-was made the most important criterion of military success. Identifying a dead Vietnamese as Vietcong was the general rule. In free fire zones, the US armed forces moved in a law-free space. The war was without fronts.
Greenspan's Dark Legacy Unmasked (tags)
Alan Greenspan's true record of public disservice.
A Culture of Violence (tags)
America's tradition of war and violence
Reviewing Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine" (tags)
The human wreckage of disaster capitalism.
U.S Presidential Campaign and Policy Towards Cuba nd Venezuela (tags)
solidarity with the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions
Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's "Cowboy Republic" (tags)
An incisive review of Bush administration crimes.
Reviewing Ferdinand Lundberg's "Cracks in the Constitution" (tags)
Revealing the truth about the US Constitution and its framers.
Alberto Gonzales's testimony before Congress: a criminal investigation is warranted (tags)
Congressional leaders are calling for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible perjury charges against Alberto Gonzales. As we saw during the Watergate scandal, the executive branch cannot be counted on to investigate itself.
Reviewing Michael Parenti's "Democracy For the Few" - by Stephen Lendman (tags)
America's democracy serves only the privileged.
Plan Iraq - Permanent Occupation (tags)
Washington came to Iraq to stay.
Los Angeles Moves to Forefront of National Impeachment Movement (tags)
Leaders of the Westside Greens, the Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Greens, and the Santa Monica Democratic Club have established the Impeachment Center to provide a facility for phonebanking, letterwriting, and the distribution of lawn signs, bumper stickers and a full range of impeachment action items and related literature.
The Underrated Power of Economists (tags)
During the Great Depression between the two world wars, the Brit John Maynard Keynes came to an insight that was implemented in the 1960s. The state must guide the economy by its spending to avert the danger of depression.
Reviewing Michel Chossudovsky's America's War on Terrorism (tags)
Exposing the war on terrorism as a cruel hoax
Reviewing Michel Chossudovsky's America's War on Terrorism (tags)
Exposing the war on terrorism as a cruel hoax
Review of End Times (tags)
The dismal state of the corporate print media.
RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THE FIGHT AGAINST THE IRAQ WAR (tags)
NOT ONE PENNY, NOT ONE SOLDIER FOR THESE WARS
Reagan and GE-A Symbiosis (tags)
Reagan who defended democratic positions as a young man earned so much that he became increasingly conservative.. Because of "Playhouse 90" he became a friend of the family who mutated into an economist and theologian.
New World Order (tags)
A recent article brought home the shocking truth of today’s new world order by contrasting the social outrage expressed against Richard Nixon for his minor offence of a break and enter (Watergate) with today's social complacency in the face of half-a-million civilian dead in Iraq. The office of president of the USA has become an experimental position where corporate placed buffoons are allowed to reign ruin on the world. The “bouquet of flowers, mission accomplished, WMD, give war a chance”, administration has got it wrong from the start yet ‘bouquet’ Wolfowitz has been promoted to the president of the World Bank, where he continues to bungle and lose to other interests (China). The incompetent clown, Bush, remains president and the criminals who benefit remain behind the scenes profiting on the misery of others!
Fake Congressional Opposition to War (tags)
Congress again betrays the electorate
George Bush Psychotic Legacy Fears Drive Him to Nuke Iran (tags)
A psychotic clown in the White House.
150,000 March Against Iraq war on Jan. 27 in Wash, DC (tags)
Message of “Impeach Bush” fills the streets around Congress Next Step: March on the Pentagon Saturday, March 17th
Demcrat Agenda Omissions (tags)
Democrats in Congress again betraying the public trust.
Please Tell Britney Spears What is Going On In The Middle East (tags)
Here are a few simple questions.
Protesters outside White House demand troop pullout from Iraq - Thu Jan 11 (tags)
Anti-war protesters demonstrate in front of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, as President Bush was making his address to the nation about his new policy dealing with the Iraq war. Bush said he will send 21,500 additional U.S. troops to Iraq to quell its near-anarchy and for the first time acknowledged he had erred by failing to order a military buildup last year.
A Look Back and Ahead in an Age of Neocon Rule (tags)
A review of the past year and review of year ahead.
Come out with your hands up, Grover Trask! (tags)
Call for the arrest of several public officials, including the District Attorney of Riverside and two Superior Court judges for covering up/collusion in attempted murder.
THE PRICE OF IMPERIAL ARROGANCE (tags)
THE HARM AT HOME AND ABROAD OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLICY
Economist Milton Friedman dies at 94 (tags)
Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who advocated an unfettered free market and had the ear of three U.S. presidents, died Thursday at age 94.
NEW FACES, SAME AGENDA (tags)
NO REAL CHANGE WILL COME FROM US MID-TERM ELECTIONS
Impeachment Call Echoes Near Independence Hall (tags)
In 1974, Elizabeth Holtzman, then a Congresswoman from New York City, served on the House’s Judiciary Committee, which drafted Impeachment charges against then-President, Richard M. Nixon. On Nov. 11, 2006, she appeared on a panel, in Philadelphia, PA. Holtzman believes George W. Bush has “subverted the Constitution” and that “the people are ahead of the politicians” and will bring Bush and Dick Cheney “to impeachment.”
ELECTION WRAP UP 2006 (tags)
THE FINAL ELECTION LINE
THE SHAME OF THE NATION: A COLLECTIVE PERVERSION (tags)
THE COLLECTIVE PERVERSION OF THOSE IN HIGH PLACES IN THE US
ON VOTING FOR CAPITALIST PARTIES (tags)
VOTE REPUBLICAN – SUPPORT THE LINCOLN-JOHNSON TICKET IN 1864!! VOTE DEMOCRATIC-SUPPORT THE JACKSON-VAN BUREN TICKET IN 1828!!
O'Really, O'Reilly?? Pics of Protest (tags)
Eight Strong Protest O'Reilly at Nixon Library
IMperialism 101 - The US Addiction to War, Mayhem and Madness - Part II (tags)
HOW THE US PURSUES ITS IMPERIAL AGENDA
With Lieberman's Loss, the Lobby Takes a Second Hit (tags)
When Joe Lieberman lost the Democratic primary in Connecticut, a prime loser was the Lobby. Like the Israeli army in Lebanon, the Israel Lobby in Connecticut was exposed as a paper tiger. Joe Lieberman is AIPAC's boy; when he speaks at the yearly AIPAC convention in Washington, he elicits wild cheers, standing ovations, shouts of "Go, Joe, Go." Only the considerably less sanctimonious Dick Cheney does as well with that crowd. If the Lobby is on your side, you are supposed to win elections, and if it is not, down you go. But that did not happen in Connecticut despite the full exertion of the Lobby. In the final days of the campaign 1.5 million dollars poured into Lieberman's coffers, and virtually the entire Dem establishment was ordered into the fray on his side. Lieberman's opponent, Ned Lamont, had his name dragged through every mud puddle in Connecticut and of course was accused of being an anti-Semite. But that was all to no avail; Lamont won and Lieberman lost. A lot of politicians must now wonder whether the Lobby can deliver victories reliably any longer.
Conspirators as Illuminati: Bush Administration as Juntocracy (tags)
A parallel or shadow government, a Cheney-Rumsfeld-Bush axis, was established.. Groups, offices and departments were elimi-nated and ad hoc groups formed.. The NSC was developed into a kind of parallel govern-ment.
The Rev. Billy Graham is No Phil Berrigan! (tags)
The Rev. Billy Graham was in Baltimore recently doing his religious revival thing. For years, he was a crony of warmongering presidents, like Richard M. Nixon. Rev. Graham’s preaching never attracted me. However, the life work of the late Phil Berrigan, an ex-Josephite priest, had a profound influence on me, and others. Berrigan spoke the truth to power. He relentlessly took on the War Party and spent 11 of his 79 years in prison for his protest actions.
Bunker Time: Federal gov. to conduct large scale anti-terror drill (tags)
William Arkin reports in the Washington Post on the largest anti-terror drill yet to be conducted in the context of the "Continuity in Government" procedures. The drill is intended to prepare the country for "a Second 9/11".
Bush in Bagdad (tags)
President Bush’s trip to Baghdad Tuesday has been hailed by the American media and official Washington as something of a political masterstroke. In fact, the sudden trip, conducted in secrecy even from the Iraqi government that holds nominal sovereignty in the US-occupied country, was a demonstration of both the dire state of affairs in Iraq and the political isolation and disorientation of the Bush administration.
Attorney General Attacks Free Press and Separation of Powers Doctrine (tags)
On the weekend of May 20, 2006 the Bush regime launched an attack on the separation of powers doctrine and the right of a free press. Significantly, both attacks originated with the actions and words of Attorney General Gonzales, the chief law enforcer (or is that breaker) in the nation. These attacks are part of the continuing effort to expand the imperial presidency or the unitary executive theory under this administration and to eliminate any so-called checks and balances between the branches of government.
ANSWER Coalition: The Logic of War Crimes in a Criminal War (tags)
ANSWER Coalition Statement (June 2): The Logic of War Crimes in a Criminal War
Bush Regime Launches Attacks on Congress and Media to Silence Critics (tags)
Attorney General Gonzales is using the Justice Department as a political tool to silence and intimidate Bush regime critics, but his actions may have backfired.
Gen. Hayden: A Yes-Man for All Seasons (tags)
The general, like all officers in the military, took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, not to mindlessly follow the orders of the president. He should be getting court-martialed, not appointed CIA director.
Bush’s immigration speech—an appeal to militarism and reaction (tags)
The Socialist Equality Party unequivocally condemns the vicious anti-immigrant policy put forward by President George W. Bush in his speech from the White House Oval Office Monday night. We condemn as well the craven response of the Democratic Party, which embraced in all essentials the administration’s attacks on millions of immigrant workers living and working in the US. Bush’s speech was ignorant, short-sighted and reactionary. While crafted with the short-term goal of satisfying both the prejudices of the Republican Party’s extreme right-wing base and the profit interests of the American Manufacturers Association, the proposals outlined by the US president have far-reaching and ominous implications.
COMMENTS ON DAVID SIROTA'S NEW BOOK - HOSTILE TAKEOVER (tags)
Sirota shows how corporate cash corrupts government at all levels
As support for Bush plummets, no alternative from Democrats (tags)
A series of opinion polls released in recent weeks have shown a massive increase in popular opposition to the Bush administration. The US president’s approval rating has dropped to barely one third, on a par with that of Richard Nixon on the eve of his resignation over the Watergate scandal. The latest results published Thursday were from a poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, showing only 36 percent of respondents approving of Bush and his policies (compared to 48 percent a year ago). The same poll indicated that 67 percent believe that the US is on “the wrong track.”
letter to president (tags)
wake up call
Republican Hatchet Man Defends Presidential Crimes (tags)
The Founders of the nation must be rolling in their graves over Sen. Hatch’s claim that the president’s powers should be beyong criticism during the “war” on terror.
THE US GULAG PRISON SYSTEM - THE SHAME OF THE NATION AND CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY (tags)
An expose of the US gulag prison system at home.
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA - IT'S SPELLED C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N (tags)
US past and present policy using a broader definition of corruption
Presidents' Day IMPEACH BUSH Demo! Richard Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, 2/20/06 (tags)
how much is enough? how much is enough (tags)
read and learn
Impeach the Liar-in-Chief (tags)
Our Founding Fathers would not have approved of Bush concerning his honesty or his abuse of the powers of his office.
SIGN PETITION TO IMPEACH BUSH NOW! (tags)
A New Crime Revealed: Bush's Secret War at Home: The secret presidential edict, allowed massive spying, surveillance of phone calls and peoples' homes without any evidence of criminal activity, and without court order.
Former Sen. Eugene McCarthy, 89, Dies (tags)
ormer Minnesota Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, whose insurgent campaign toppled a sitting president in 1968 and forced the Democratic Party to take seriously his message against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 89.
Whistleblower or Drug Dealer? (tags)
Plaintiff Charles Schlund is suing George Bush for using high-tech TORTURE to silence him in order to prevent him from exposing *massive* high-level corruption in the U.S. government. The government claims that Charles Schlund is a drug user/dealer. Charles Schlund says that he does not use, sell or manufacture drugs. Who is telling the truth? Who is LYING? Charles Schlund's challenge to the U.S. government: TEST ME! Charles Schlund is willing to provide hair samples to be tested IN THE COURTROOM! His hair has not been cut in more than *ten* years. Any use of drugs in the last tens years could be detected. It is time for the government to put up or shut up. Are they willing to test him?
Opportunity Knocks for the Green Party (tags)
President George W. Bush’s approval numbers are falling faster than the values of Ken Lay’s Enron stock. Nationwide, Bush is at 39 percent, while in Maryland, he has dipped further to 33 percent. As Bush’s goes, so goes the GOP. It’s time for the Green Party to make its move. The Democrats are part of the corrupt Two-Party duopoly. The country needs an alternative. In MD, Kevin Zeese is running as a Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate.
The Hayden Plan Containing the Anti-War Movement (tags)
A Vets Perspective of the Weasel 'Left' approach to kissing the lardbutt of the Riech.
Christopher Hitchens Panders to War Parties! (tags)
Christopher Hitchens, the scourge of the late Mother Teresa of Calcutta, is at it again! The ex-Lefty has written a rant defending the indefensible - the Iraqi War! His main point: Saddam Hussein was a thug, so therefore the Iraqi war was justified. The Straussian Neocon, however, got it wrong! Under International Law, regime change isn’t a legal cause for a war. This is why Bush and his poodle, Blair, had to “fix” the intelligence around the policy.
Racism, bad weather and the "meltdown.." (tags)
"All told, this adversity may actually result in a "blessing in disguise." The totality of these events of the ending summer may disrupt the economy, and Shrub's agenda sufficiently that they may reconsider the almost foregone conclusion to attack Iran, and the possible world war which almost certainly would ensue."
“The Neocons Have Played U.S. for a Chump!” (tags)
It’s bad enough that the slippery Neocons got the U.S. involved in the Iraqi War, now those scoundrels want us to attack Iran! Just the other day, the unindicted war criminal, Henry Kissinger, suggested that we take Iran down, if certain conditions were fulfilled. Thanks to the compelling “Downing St. Memos,” and the splendid work of Think Tanks, like the IRmep, it has become clearer that the conniving Neocons have used the U.S. as a chump!
Free Speach? Not on Conyors' blog this week. (tags)
I got suspened for a week writingabout historical facts that affect National Security. I think its only fair to let me reply! http://www.conyersblog.us/archives/00000174.htm#comments
Will Ben Stein Come Clean about the Iraqi War? (tags)
Ben Stein is a Neocon, author and comedic actor. He was also an ex-speech writing hack for Richard Nixon. He recently wrote an online piece in which he praised the U.S. troops as society’s “real stars.” What he left out of his spiel, however, was that he is a War Hawk, who helped to put those same troops in harm’s way based on a pack of lies. Stein has also claimed that the horrific abuse of inmates at Abu Ghraib was only “frat-boy mistreatment!”
Iraq: Bush's Watergate? (tags)
The "Downing Street Memo" could be the last straw, or the spark that lights a fire, for an American public fed up with the Iraq war.
Darth Vader and the New World Order (tags)
Alex Jones of Infowars.com compares the latest Star Wars film to the New World Order Elite.
Vietnam and Cuba - Thirty Years After Liberation (tags)
Thirty years ago today Vietnam fell...into the hands of the Vietnamese. Actually, it was taken by the Vietnamese after decades of struggle. Cuba was there to support Vietnam all the way. A discussion of Vietnam and Cuba's links to it.
C-Span Explodes 9/11 Truth Blackout! Will Broadcast David Griffin's UW-Madison T (tags)
This article is from the Madison IMC.
MEDIA IMPARTIALITY A MYTH (tags)
Amid ever more aggressive criticism of our ‘democratic’ mass media the question we should ask is whether our media’s much vaunted impartiality has become blatantly partial over the last years or whether the mass media has always been the serf of particular interests, interests camouflaged as the struggle to preserve the freedom of ‘our’ democratic world.
Dots: Social Security Reorganization (tags)
The real motivations and results of the social security debate on Americans and the World
Congress on Steroids! Watch No-Nonsence Representatives Get Tough on Witnesses! (tags)
In the baseball steroid hearings, we saw aggressive questioning by representatives, but when it involves anything important, like war funding or CIA torture, members of this Congress are nothing but yes-men and neutered pussycats.
Nader -- Restarting the Anti-War Movement (tags)
author: RALPH NADER Political movements require momentum, they need to consistently build and aggregate. When they take a lengthy break from organizing and stop the momentum it is difficult to re-start.
Hunter Thompson, Bush, and Jeff Gannon and much more... (tags)
If the secrets lie with Thompson, he is no longer able to talk about it. Now, there will have to be some gonzo guerilla journalists to pick up where Thompson left off.
Amy Goodman Interviews Gore Vidal (tags)
GORE VIDAL: I don't see much future for the United States, and I put it on economic grounds. Forget moral grounds. We're far beyond any known morality, and we are embarked upon a kind of war against the rest of the world. I think that the thing that will save us, and it will probably come pretty fast, when they start monkeying around with Social Security, that will cause unrest. Meanwhile, the costs of the wars the cost of rebuilding the cities immediately after we knock them down
Like the Song Says: It's Deja Vu All Over Again (tags)
Soldiers dissing the Secretary of Defense, mutinies, desertion at record highs. Can officer fragging be far behind? Does any of this sound familiar?
RALPH NADER, UN CANDIDAT BAILLONE DANS UNE ELECTION SANS ENJEUX (tags)
En combattant la candidature de Ralph Nader, qui porte les idées progressistes depuis plusieurs décennies, pour donner un blanc-seing au clone démocrate de G.W. Bush, les notables du mouvement « N’importe Qui Sauf Bush » ont ruiné cinq années de mobilisation croissante depuis la naissance du mouvement alter-mondialiste en 1999 à Seattle, jusqu’au mouvement anti-guerre qui a rassemblé des millions de personnes dans le monde en 2003, et qui exige aujourd’hui la fin de l’occupation étrangère en Irak et en Palestine. Au moment où la prétendue "guerre contre le terrorisme" s'intensifie, le mouvement pacifiste reste à reconstruire.
EUREKA! very telling-Every voting irregularity Always favors RepubliCONS (tags)
Game, Set, Match- Very Telling how every error report, glitch, discrepancy, statistical anomalies, trend-bucking swings and pre and post election shenanigans ALWAYS favors Bush-Heres Why- The democratic base was so massively mobilized that the resounding turnout of the landslide call for change forced the hand of the perpretators and followers of a voting bloc that in actually is a minority and very unpopular. Statisticians, Mathematicians, Professors and citizen-journalists are trying to reconcile discrepancies and surprising trend changes that could not have occurred by chance or random error. Developing stories covered in this report are, 1) How did John Edwards lose North Carolina? 2) Irrefutable evidence from a study in small Ohio counties. 3) Who did the military vote go for? 4) Little did they know THEY would get the trifecta- Exit poll swings in 3 crucial states in which the standard deviation odds against this amount to 1 in 25million. 5)A new Flash animation and 6) Insiders report on Corporate Media/LockDown because of latenight capitulation to disavowing their expensive exit polls, in spite of 100's of reporters believing, feeling and knowing otherwise- allowing big media to defend their legitimacy at expense of fairness, honesty and an adherence to constitutional imperatives and the publics right to know, and trust in a clear conscience for all.
The Politics of Irrationality in its Second Term (tags)
Bush is not the problem but the symptom of a democracy that is gravely endangered.. Neoconservative men and women believe that the end justifies the means and the choice of political means does not ultimately concern the citizen at all.
The Voting Trap (tags)
Addressing the problems of the United States two party system in response to Bush winning four more years of the Presidency.
A MOM'S FYI: POLITICAL QUOTES....WHO SAID IT? (tags)
From COINTELPRO to the Patriot Act: The long battle for justice and civil liberties (tags)
Jailed Black Panther calls for amnesty
Kerry's pledge to win the peace is a public plan to escalate the war (tags)
You can see now why I pine for Nixon. Running for election in 1968, he was smart enough to claim he had a secret plan to end the war, which had to remain classified. Even though he later intensified the war, he knew what people wanted to hear. He gave it to them and they bought it. It's easy to see why Kerry, in contrast, is less popular than Nixon: Kerry's pledge to win the peace is a public plan to escalate the war.
Kerry the Neocon? (tags)
Despite the ways Kerry and his supporters might want to spin it, the Democratic nominee--like President Bush--is a militarist and a unilateralist quite willing to undermine the authority of the United Nations in order to assert American hegemony in that oil-rich region.
Anniversary of the Assassination of Folke Bernadotte af Wisborg: September 17 1948 (tags)
Count Folke Bernadotte, special UN Mediator to Mid East ...responsibile for saving 20,000 Jews from Himmler was assassinated this day, September 17 1948. The man directly responsible for his death, Nathan Friedman-Yellin was sentenced, pardoned after 5 months and was allowed to serve on Knesset
WHEN AMERICA WENT STUPID OPEC (tags)
Dear OPEC. Apparently it started happening before I was born but circa 1977 was a major turning point, Iranian Independence was the issue and the public almost unanimously agreed that the US was a victim of a terribly unjust kidnapping and that our embassy personnel in Iran were completely innocent.
Another world is possible: Countering the (il)logic of political violence (tags)
With the publication of his book The Logic of Political Violence, former ELF spokesperson Craig Rosebraugh is following in the footsteps of Ward Churchill, whose Pacifism as Pathology provided a gloss of intellectual credibility to the advocates of "Diversity of Tactics" during the peak of the global justice movement. An excerpt from Rosebraugh's book has begun to circulate on the internet. Will his advocacy of revolutionary violence appeal to a re-vitalised anti-war movement, or is fighting for peace about as smart as fucking for virginity?
POLITICAL QUOTES: Who Said It?....A MOM'S FYI (tags)
POLITICAL QUOTES: Who Said It?.....TAKE THE QUIZ!!
Livin' in the Love of theCommon People (tags)
So some corporate bigwigs are planning a tribute to Johnny Cash for delegates to the RNC this year. Guess they haven't got enough trouble with all those restless demonstrators-without-a-park, huh?
Those Campaign Commercials (tags)
George W. Bush, The Neocons, & The Nazis: Ties That Bind (tags)
There are numerous connections between the Bush family and the Nazis. Moreover, the philosophy of the neocons within the Bush administration has already been connected with fascism. However, no article has attempted to present an overview of the fascist connections within the Bush administration.
Welcome to the Age of Aviating Swine (tags)
If there's a fair chance you're going to hell, be sure to take your parka and long johns, because the only explanation for continuing surreal happenings these days is that the river Styx has glaciated. Welcome to the America of George Bush, our very own Malice from Dunderland, where up is down and right is regularly wrong. For examples of once unimaginable scenes that now commonly appear like bad dreams, read on.
Bush Using Drugs to Control Depression, Erratic Behavior (tags)
The prescription drugs, administered by Col. Richard J. Tubb, the White House physician, can impair the President’s mental faculties and decrease both his physical capabilities and his ability to respond to a crisis, administration aides admit privately.
Republicans burn Bush on Environment (tags)
Russell Train (R), the EPA's second chief for presidents Nixon and Ford, said Bush's record is so dismal that he's casting his presidential vote for Democrat John Kerry in November.
A DEAFENING SILENCE OF MEANING (tags)
A DREARY CANDIDATE...
Resurgent America: Crimes and Times of Reagan (tags)
Ronald Reagan--the U.S. president from 1981 to 1989--relentlessly drove this planet to the very brink of nuclear world war--while preaching, with a fundamentalist fervor, that a nuclear Armageddon was "winnable." Now Reagan has finally died. And this empire, its leaders and its utterly shameless media are all honoring this monster. This myth-making, this utter reversal of right and wrong, says a lot about them and their system. And it says a lot about this moment in history--when American is in a midst of a new aggressive global offensive.
Rat in a Drain Ditch, Caught on a Limb (tags)
It’s been a long, dark, strange trip these past three-plus years, but rejoice, dear readers: Bush is toast! How can this be, you ask, and how can one be so sure? Read on, and be ye comforted: Find out why the Bushman goeth come November.
Ronald Reagan, 93, dies at California home (tags)
Ronald Reagan, the one-time movie actor who became one of the nation's most important 20th-century presidents, died today at his California home. He was 93.
Red China (tags)
Freedom Rings Only In Our Ears
“Asteroid Hits Earth, Millions Die—GOP Says Clinton Responsible” (tags)
Bill Clinton has been blamed by his detractors for just about everything from curdled milk to genetic mutations. But might there be a more recent president whose own record of misdeeds puts Clinton's to shame? Read the following for why it just may be time for Clinton critics to quit caterwauling.
The Democrats and “Bush’s war” (tags)
The war being waged against the Iraqi people is not just the criminal enterprise of the Bush administration, but a bipartisan policy. Behind all the hand-wringing by erstwhile Democratic liberals about not “abandoning” the Iraqi people lie the strategic interests of American imperialism in maintaining a military stranglehold over the oil resources of Iraq and the entire Middle East. The election of Kerry will not mean a withdrawal of American troops from the Iraq. They will continue to kill and die there in increasing numbers. Opposition to this slaughter can be advanced politically only through a decisive break with the Democratic party and the emergence of an independent political mass movement of working people determined to fight against war and social inequality.
Secrets and Lies Becoming Commonplace (tags)
The initial refusal of President Bush to let his national security adviser appear under oath before the 9/11 Commission might have been in keeping with a principle followed by other presidents -- the principle being, according to Bush, that calling his advisers to testify under oath is a congressional encroachment on the executive branch's turf. (Never mind that this commission is not a congressional body, but one he created and whose members he handpicked.)
Delivering the NO! to Bush and All That He Stands For (tags)
Democratic Party? (tags)
The Democratic Party is not a vehicle for ending corporate control of our lives. It is an obstacle to building a new society.
Daniel Ellsberg on VIETNAM - IRAQ (tags)
Leak against this war US and British officials must expose their leaders' lies about Iraq - as I did over Vietnam Daniel Ellsberg Tuesday January 27, 2004
George W Bush and the real state of the Union (tags)
Today the President gives his annual address. As the election battle begins, how does his first term add up?
Are you Afraid of Bush? (tags)
This is simply a must read...
Bring Them Home NOW (tags)
Another fine analysis from Stan Goff. We're not asking for any favors. We DEMAND. A great letter by Stan Goff, a former high-ranking special forces soldier, which criticizes "liberals" and anti-war activists for backing Dean. A great contribution to the "lesser evilism" debate.
The Imperial Gong Show Year (tags)
author: Tom Engelhardt, tomdispatch.com Great article about the MESS that is the Neo-Con Cabal. 2003 was THEIR year of global chess moves, and it ended as their "grand" theories "pitched over into the nearest ditch". 2004 is OUR year to rip apart the seams of their LIES and reclaim our future as if our lives depend on it. The Neo-Con Piñata is waiting, GO GET YOUR BAT!!!
My Parents were victoms of Saddam (tags)
Quakers Whitewash Nixon (tags)
Critique of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM) of the Religious Society of Friends' brief biography of Richard M. Nixon.
KARL ROVE: THE KING OF DIRT (tags)
After many years as a privacy advocate and author of privacy books, I now reluctantly believe that there's one citizen of the United States who is not entitled to any privacy or solitude, but should be subjected to a relentless campaign of intimidation, harassment, and knavery. In other words, patriotic Americans who believe in fair play should -- within the bounds of the law -- make this person's life a living hell.
The Democrats don’t deserve our support (tags)
There is no reason to assume, as many do, that a Gore presidency would have avoided war after September 11. Clinton oversaw UN-sponsored sanctions against Iraq that led to the deaths of more than 1 million Iraqis, and U.S. warplanes dropped bombs on Iraq almost daily during his time in office. And Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act in 1998, calling for the U.S. "to seek to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein." Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright admits in a recent Foreign Affairs article, "I personally felt [Bush’s new Iraq] war was justified on the basis of Saddam’s decade-long refusal to comply with UN Security Council resolutions on weapons of mass destruction."
JFK, 9-11, and the REAL America: Tying It All Together (tags)
An organic reconsideration of US history and major "conspiracy theories" of the past 40 years, including those pertaining to the 9-11 attack, and how they shed light on America's present drift into fascism.
Washington Post columnist discovers that Howard Dean is a warmonger like Bush (tags)
Howard Dean is no George McGovern. He opposed the Iraq war, he says, because it was "the wrong war at the wrong time," not because it was emblematic of a fundamentally misguided American foreign policy. Dean has not, in fact, challenged the reigning foreign policy paradigms of the post-9/11 era: the war on terrorism and the nexus between terrorism and rogue states with weapons of mass destruction. "I support the president's war on terrorism," he told Tim Russert this summer. He supported the war in Afghanistan. He even supported Israel's strike against a terrorist camp in Syria because Israel, like the United States, has the "right" to defend itself. (European Deanophiles take note.) Dean does not call for a reduction in American military power but talks about using the "iron fist" of our "superb military." He talks tough about North Korea and at times appears to be criticizing the Bush administration for not addressing that "imminent" threat more seriously. And he especially enjoys lacerating Bush for not taking the fight more effectively to al Qaeda, a bit like John F. Kennedy criticizing Eisenhower in 1960 for not being tough enough on communism.
Fox News:Miles from 'fair and balanced' (tags)
LA Times article on bias at Fox News, and who's responsible.
FOX Whistleblower: Miles from 'fair and balanced' (tags)
"Daily life at [Fox] is all about management politics....Editorially, the FNC newsroom is under the constant control and vigilance of management....[Fox] is, to a large extent, 'Roger's [Murdoch] Revenge' against what he considers a liberal, pro-Democrat media establishment...."
Rat Pack Republicans (tags)
The old Republican conservatism, like that of Barry Goldwater, was essentially libertarian. But a new pack Republicans, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, are exuberant about issues the old gaurd deplored, like abortion and gay rights.
Kennedy Had Ties To Vatican, Vatican Had Ties To CIA (tags)
A shocker article by Elise Soukup in the October 13th issue of "Newsweek" opens up a can of worms concerning the Kennedy's and the Vatican. She states that "In an election where JFK repeatedly campaigned on a strict separation of church and state, the letters from the former president's father--specifically his correspondence with the Vatican's top administrator, Count Enrico Galeazzi--are startling. In one, Joseph offers to act as a liaison between the Vatican and the CIA if John is elected." More in depth information can be found in "The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings."
WESLEY CLARK: HOPE AGAINST HOPE (tags)
THIS IS A PEACE CANDIDATE?
Lefty Hooligan Breaks it Down for Activists (tags)
You can't tell the players without a program. Lefty Hooligan, an old timer in the left scene, breaks it all down for you. This article is a few years old, but nothing much has changed, and the various organizations discussed are still around. Cults of personality tend to have long lives. Just look at Lyndon Larouche's longevity.
Rivals Question Clark Commitment to Dems (tags)
"It's for Democrats to judge how they feel about people's lives and history," Kerry said. "But while he was voting for Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, I was fighting against both of their policies."
The nation's attorney general is on the ropes and swinging wildly. (tags)
Once again, Mr. Ashcroft has utterly missed the point. As many commentators have patiently tried to explain to him--we must, after all, talk to him as one talks to a punch-drunk fighter--the point is not whether federal authorities have yet started checking what we read; the point is that the U.S. Patriot Act gives those authorities the right to monitor what we read. Giving anyone that right is exactly what’s wrong, Mr. Ashcroft. If we are hysterics, then you, sir, are a dangerous dimwit.
I Love My Country -I Hate My President (tags)
I hate Mr. Bush and what he is doing to my country. I cannot believe the range of duplicities involved in his administration; the gratuitous lying to serve profit and political purpose.
I Love My Country - I Hate My President (tags)
I am repulsed by my president. He allowed the drums of war to get hammered over aluminum tubes, which were never meant for anything more deadly than the making of rockets. The whole notion of the tubes being part of the construction of a centrifuge had been refuted by several international organizations, including America's own Lawrence Livermore Laboratories
American Interventionism, Need For A Change. (tags)
An overview of U.S. intervention and values, and a better approach to International relations and interventionism.
PAINFUL HORROR (tags)
Timeline of Treason: The Bush Family Connections To The Nazis (tags)
The Bush family has willingly and knowingly associated themselves with Nazis for over 80 years spanning three generations of Bushes. Prescott Bush was Hitler’s banker in America and was referred to by the New York Tribune as Hitler’s angel.
Ex-Felons , the Right to Vote and Rev. Al Sharpton (tags)
comments and study on the issue.
Liberal alternative patriotism (tags)
Correcting some liberal misconceptions about five great Americans: Joseph McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Nixon, Whittaker Chambers and Ronald Reagan.
BEYOND BUSH - Part I ( By Michael C. Ruppert ) (tags)
Michael C. Ruppert looks into the future and shares his thoughts (repost)
America Betrayed by Cowardly Citizens (tags)
Today's version of the heroic Nathan Hale would fall to his knees, beg for mercy, and swear fealty to the British crown. A 21st century Patrick Henry would no doubt argue that homeland security trumps personal liberty. Benedict Arnold would make the rounds of the TV talk shows, lauded as an "heroic pragmatist." In a land of wimps, the dimwit is king--such is the dismal state of post-9/11 America.
THEY IMPEACH MURDERERS, DON'T THEY? (tags)
Cast you votes online to impeach Bush. Go to this web site to impeach Bush online: http://www.officialspin.com
The Dog Ate My WMDs (tags)
After several years teaching high school, I've heard all the excuses. I didn't get my homework done because my computer crashed, because my project partner didn't do their part, because I feel sick, because I left it on the bus, because I had a dance recital, because I was abducted by aliens and viciously probed.
Persian Gulf of Tonkin (tags)
"Mr. Bush was having trouble selling the War, so Mr. Powell showed our 'non-proof' to the United Nations in a much-hyped made-for-TV Adlai Stevenson 'Cuban Missile Crisis' moment, but the pansy cowards REJECTED US! "
What is American Interventionism Really About? (tags)
A look at American interventionism over the past fifty years that have not exactly been of a benevolent nature.
The FCC Rolls Over (tags)
Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Black Caucus and Asian Pacific Congress called the FCC's rules "a blow to diversity" undermining regulations "intended to promote minority participation, and preserve multiple media voices and opinions"
Never Forget The Ovens Of Auschwitz (tags)
The man has no shame. First, he uses an aircraft carrier to pull off a frat boy photo op to strut around the deck in a flight suit. Now today, he violates the ground consecrated by the blood of millions in visiting the Auschwitz Memorial in another photo op.
CONSERVATISM AS EXORCISM (tags)
Conservatives have lost their mind. Not their minds, but their mind. What the late Russell Kirk called “the conservative mind” seems to have disappeared from our political landscape.
You Won The Battle But Lost The War (tags)
Today in the United States there are people who spit on the memory of your sacrifices -- people like Sen. Charles Schumer, who successfully pushes "gun control" laws that trash the Second Amendment, and Sen. John McCain, whose infamous "campaign finance" law made free speech a federal crime for independent advocacy groups. We shrink before officials who decree that unpopular opinions are "hate speech." We endure leaders who tell us that it's wrong to hate certain groups of people, but perfectly okay for those groups to hate and malign others.
To tell the truth is not George W. Bush's game (tags)
Bush favors open government except for his and his father's. He's an "environmentalist" except for drilling in Alaska, clean air and water. He would leave "no child behind" except for those in public schools. He leans forward on the podium and says it like he means it.
Plan B for the Peace Movement (tags)
Persistent protesters need to prepare for some unsettling possibilities
"Young Americans for Freedom" hold anti-French protest (tags)
The NEO-FASCIST "Young Americans for Freedom" (YAF) organized an anti-French protest in Westwood, March 7th 2003. Here's a brief history of the jackbooted frat boy fascists.
Arab-American Beat in Yorba Linda (tags)
Teen was nearly beat to death in Yorba Linda (land of Richard Nixon and the skinheads). Brea police are doing nothing and his family is calling for the FBI to step in.
Como Irak, Bush II prepara invadir Sudamérica para agarrar su aceite también. (tags)
El intento de golpe de Estado de etapa de compañías de aceite /CIA de Bush y los transnacionales imperios de EEUU en Venezuela para expulsar President Hugo Chávez quién fue democráticamente eligido. El gobierno de EEUU tomó control de medios informativos, tratando de incitar guerra civil en Venezuela para agarrar las ganancias de aceite del país.
ANSWER & NION losing the battle 4 the hearts of millions (tags)
The Real but Unspoken Reasons for the Iraq War (tags)
Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking. The upcoming war in Iraq is actually an OIL CURRENCY war. The Real Reason for this upcoming war is this administration’s goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the euro as an oil transaction currency standard. However, in order to pre-empt OPEC, they need to gain geo-strategic control of Iraq along with its 2nd largest proven oil reserves. (This is a long essay)
Beating the drums for justice: Calls for Bush's impeachment for 9-11 (tags)
update on activisim re. impeachment
What is the deal w/ Ramsey Clark? (tags)
One Yorba Lindan's reflection on today's protest (tags)
This is my reflection on the OC protest and the pro-peace protests around the world.
Part 2. No Bomb? Your Screwed. Gotta Bomb? We're Cool. (tags)
It's been an amazing week and a half of watching the Bush administration's own foreign-policy bite Bush in the ass so hard you could see him wince every time the showed his miserable face in public this week.
RACE CLASS AND THE WAR ON DRUGS (tags)
A damning history of anti-drug laws in North America,
Toward Drug Legalization (tags)
From Narco News Bulletin. A Conversation with Gustavo de Grieff. Translated from the Spanish. Por Esto! November 14, 2002
Reversal of Fortune (tags)
If you haven't cheked out Williams River Pitts ' Nov. 8 posting "Worse Days" on > Truthout.com, please do so. Also consider this :
the mysterious ramsey clark (tags)
is he a genuine radical?
JABBA APOLOGIZES (tags)
THE FALWELL RECORD...
Bush rewards bosses, invokes Taft-Hartley (tags)
LOS ANGELES – The labor movement reacted with outrage to George W. Bush’s decision to invoke the unionbusting Taft-Hartley Act to end an employer lockout of the West Coast International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). It was the first use of the law against the union since Richard Nixon invoked it in 1971 to interrupt a strike.
Fereydoun Hoveyda Speaks His Heart and Mind on the Issues (tags)
From his secluded home in rural Virginia, former Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations, Fereydoun Hoveyda, speaks to Global News Net for three hours on issues of both heart and mind.
IS COLOMBIA THE NEXT VIETNAM? An essay by former Green Baret Stan Goff (tags)
Imperialism is the enemy of us all, and the FARC is on the front lines against imperialism. It's very simple to an old soldier. Remember Vietnam!
Book Review: The Persian Sphinx (tags)
Mark Dankof's review of Abbas Milani's "The Persian Sphinx," chronicles the saga of the life and martyrdom of Amir Abbas Hoveyda, the former Prime Minister of Iran. It serves as both a chronicle of the Persian past and a guideline for the future.
Defitinition & Summary of Scientific Research Re Right-Wing Authoritarians (tags)
From "The Authoritarian Specter." The definition explains what right-wing authoritarianism is. "Exhibit 12.1 Summary of Scientific Research Findings Regarding HIGH RWAs," provides a list of empirical findings about the tendencies of authoritarians.
Profoundly Changed (tags)
A post to an LA mailing list.
Resign Mr. pRESIDENT (tags)