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“Lost in a Dream” Karaoke Competition Promises $20,000 Prize! (tags)
Vietnamese actress, singer, and philanthropist Ha Phuong hosts karaoke competition
Asian Superstar's Book Finding Julia, Based on the Movie, Goes on Sale (tags)
Finding Julia, the book based on Asian singing and acting sensation Ha Phuong's new feature film, goes on sale Dec. 14, 2017.
Trump and the Consequences: Democracy at a Crossroads (tags)
What appears here is another form of democracy, without the constitutional state and without opposition. Trump could operate with enemy declarations. Today Donald Trump is a radicalized Nixon. Democracy is always endangered and never given as a present.
Walden Bello: Sanders as US President good for US, Philippines, and Asia (tags)
MANILA - “Bernie Sanders would be good not only for the United States but for the Philippines and Asia,” Walden Bello told the US media after he chatted briefly with the candidate for Democratic Party presidential nomination in Waterloo, Iowa on Sunday, 13 December 2015.
US Solution to Everything: War (tags)
Socialist Animalism (tags)
Free collection of articles.
Al Jazeera Spy Cables Reveal Netanyahu Lies about Iran's Nuclear Program (tags)
Did LA pro-Israel group conceal right-wing identity from Hollywood celebs and media? (tags)
On August 23, the Los Angeles group Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) released a widely reported on statement in Billboard Magazine - “200 Hollywood Heavyweights Support Israel.” What was not reported is that CCFP is a “creative” front group for the right-wing, pro Israeli settler nonprofit StandWithUs, that has a close relationship with the Israeli government. Though CCFP carefully avoids explaining this on their website and materials, CCFP is the same legally-registered nonprofit as StandWithUs (SWU), and, as of October 2013, operated from within SWU’s LA office.
Promised Land Disenchantment (tags)
Longstanding Anti-Iranian Sentiment (tags)
Appeals Court Stays Stop and Frisk Ruling (tags)
Obama's War on Syria: Dissent in the Ranks (tags)
My Encounter with the 'Precarious and Service Workers Assembly' of Occupy Oakland (tags)
It's their party, and they'll cry if they want to...
Waging War on Leaks (tags)
The mainstreaming of anti-semitism: Salon partners with Mondoweiss (tags)
Mondoweiss is not simply a far leftist site. It is not simply a hate site. Mondweiss is a virulent pusher of anti-semitic tropes.
Pressure Building for More Middle East War (tags)
Obama Wreaks Duplicity (tags)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Alternative Movie Review (tags)
Predictable lamestream media reviewers had little to say about how The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is rife with current political, sociological, technological and religious implications. The movie is about a 24-year-old, gothic-punk-looking, cyberspace hacker, with an issue with men who have histories or sexual or violent predation. She is on a mission to right the world of a few rapists and killers. This is not a standard movie review. Plenty reviews already exist on the Internet for you to get the gist of the story and its characters. This critique is strictly in regards to the movie and is more about interesting political and social commentary in relation to the movie and some of its reviews.
Democrats Are Not Evil (tags)
Whatever we think of the Democratic Party, like it or not, in the current political emergency, we are going to HAVE to align with them and vote for every Democrat on the ballot over every Republican — not because the Democrats are that progressive but because the Republicans plan a sweeping Right-wing revolution comparable to the changes Germany went through when Hitler took power in 1933, and the Democratic Party is one essential vehicle we will need to use to stop them.
Trio of Performing Artists Follow Lead of America’s Greats - (tags)
Three musical groups produce songs to help in the funding of the search for a missing college student, Lauren Spierer.
Allison's Invention "Sweet and Vicious," EP Release (tags)
Allison's Invention Brings Wonderland to Los Angeles: EP Release at Room 5 on August 20th
Abdul Fatah Younis Killing: War Death or Assassination? (tags)
The Obama Doctrine: Lawless Imperial Aggression (Part II) (tags)
Over 1,000 Turn Out in San Diego to Support Wisconsin Workers (tags)
Over 1,000 people turned out for a rally outside the San Diego County Administrative Center February 26 at noon to support Wisconsin's unionized public workers against the threat by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican majority in the state legislature to pass a bill essentially eliminating the right of the state's public employees to unionize and bargain collectively. A wide range of speakers, including union activists, community leaders and elected officials, said that if Walker's bill and similar ones in other states pass, it will essentially mark the end of the American middle class. The rally was part of a nationwide mobilization, and many of those who braved the cold and the rain to attend mentioned that the protesters in Wisconsin itself are sleeping out in the cold and snow in weather far worse than that in San Diego.
Revolutionary Change in Egypt: Internal or Made in USA? (tags)
Olbermann's Sacking Shifts US Media Further Right (tags)
corrupted corporate media
Banning Methane Mining - A Review of Gasland (tags)
An incisive critique of the movie Gasland.
Over 100 San Diegans Demonstrate for Marriage Equality on Eve of Court Hearing (tags)
Over 100 San Diego supporters of marriage equality took to the streets in Hillcrest Saturday, December 4 as part of a statewide mobilization, "Unite to Make It Right," two days before the scheduled Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on the legal challenge to Proposition 8, which banned legal recognition of same-sex marriage in California. The event consisted of two rallies and a march in between, and speakers called for more militant activism and more aggressive challenges aimed at President Obama and other elected officials who have talked the talk of Queer equality but have done little or nothing to bring it about.
The Fox News Election (tags)
The November 2 midterm elections were not only a decisive rejection not only of the Obama administration but a full-scale endorsement of free-market economic policies and lassiez-faire capitalism — albeit by a much smaller segment of the American electorate than voted Obama and the Democrats into power in 2008. Millions of Americans voted against the party under whose watch unemployment has risen from 6.2 to 9.5 percent, and bought into the Republicans' critique that the reason for Obama's failure is he's been too much of a progressive, unduly burdening the private sector with regulation and taxation. Thanks to talk radio and Fox News, millions of Americans profoundly believe that Obama and the Democrats are far more radical than they are — and as long as they remain on the air and have their current level of influence, U.S. politics will continue to move even further Right.
Banning Methane Mining A Review of the movie, Gasland (tags)
A very revealing examination about how corporate environmental organizations (NRDC) facilitate polluting industry and dupe an 'artist' into promoting them and the corrupt politicians they cover for. Although there was a New York City premiere of the movie about a month ago, the film continues to tour and premiere in cities across the country and is a likely candidate for a Best Documentary Oscar. Here's where an earlier incarnation was published: http://www.counterpunch.org/jereski09172010.html The full article below includes significant rewrites (and key hyperlinks that were omitted in the earlier publication).
Democrats or Alternative Parties? SUF Debates the Question (tags)
Work within the Democratic Party or start alternative parties of our own? It’s a debate American progressives have been having since the 1890’s (though until the 1930’s there was the option of working within the Republican Party as well) and the progressive disappointment with the Obama administration was pervasive when San Diego’s Socialist Unity Forum (SUF) met to discuss the question Sept. 19. But so was fear of the “Tea Party” movement — ostensibly independent but supporting and invigorating the Right wing of the Republican Party — and concern that abandoning the Democrats now is unnecessarily divisive and harmful.
Openly Gay Democrat Runs for San Diego County Supervisor, Bucks GOP Trend (tags)
Openly Gay Democrat Stephen Whitburn is challenging 16-year incumbent Republican Ron Roberts for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In what's expected to be a “Republican year,” Whitburn is hoping voter disgust with ALL incumbents will boost his campaign. He's already won the endorsement of the San Diego Firefighters' Union — who backed Roberts in all his previous campaigns — largely because the all-Republican Board, out of partisan distaste for the Obama administration, turned down federal stimulus money that could have upgraded the county's ability to deal with San Diego's endemic wildfires.
“A Sea Change”: Film Shows What CO2 Is Doing to the Oceans (tags)
Barbara Ettinger’s film “A Sea Change,” shown at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego August 5, shows the other side of the climate change issue: what all that carbon dioxide is doing to the oceans, which absorb much of it after fossil-fuel burning and other human activities release it into the atmosphere. It turns into carbonic acid, which alters the pH of the sea and threatens plankton, coral and other small marine life crucially important to the life cycles of fish and marine mammals. “Imagine a world without fish,” says the publicity material for the film, which was followed at this screening by a discussion with two graduate students from Scripps Institute of Oceanography who expressed their frustration at the political opposition to taking climate change seriously.
The Liberal Media: Rest in Peace (tags)
the myth of the liberal media
"The Mother of All Evil is Speculation!": Oliver Stone's "Wall Street 2" (tags)
In "Wall Street 2," Wall Street is marked by profiteering, lack of understanding for Asians and fixation on getting the customer "on the hook" at the end. "This is the biggest sellout in history... If we don't do it, there will be no history."
KPFK programming: Compliments [for a change] and for changes in programming (tags)
One program on KPFK continues to deliver...Roy Tuckman's "Somethings Happening" show, deep into night, also in archives for day net users.
Southern Injustice: Herman Wallace of the Angola 3 (tags)
Convicted of murder in a deeply flawed trial, Herman Wallace has spent nearly 37 years in solitary confinement. Will new evidence finally lead to his release?
12/11/09 Update on Imprisoned People's Lawyer Lynne Stewart (tags)
Your holiday cards to framed and falsely imprisoned workingclass lawyer Lynne Stewart and financial contributions to her legal defense are needed now. Your letters are also needed as she faces a new sentencing hearing on April 22. Her high blood pressure at age 70 is sufficient grounds to free her as it is deadly. Here are the latest updates from her website.
Every Dishwasher Will NIot Become a Millionaire (tags)
Citizens of the US are tyrannized by "dead ideas," Matt Miller insists. One dead idea is that taxes damage the economy. With taxes, long-term advantages can be created for the economy when the government invests in the infrastructure.
Drones: A slam-dunk weapons system or our ticket to hell? (tags)
"Whatever the short-term gains from introducing drone warfare in these past years, we are now locked into the 24/7 assassination trade - with the US's own set of non-suicide bombers on the job into eternity. This may pass for sanity in Washington, but it's surely helping to pave the road to hell. Haven't any of these folks ever seen a sci-fi film? Are none of them Terminator fans? Are they sure they want to open the way to unlimited robot war, keeping in mind that, if this is the latest game in town, it won't remain mainly an American one for long. And just wait until the first Iranian drone takes out the first Balochi guerrilla supported by American funds somewhere in Pakistan. Then let's see just what we think about the right of any nation to summarily execute its enemies - and anyone else in the vicinity - by drone. Is this actually what we Americans want to be known for? And if we let this happen, and General Atomics is working double or triple shifts to turn out ever more, ever-newer generations of robot warriors, while the nation suffers 10.2% unemployment, who exactly will think about shutting them down?
Iran's Election and US - Iranian Relations (tags)
evidence US instigating protests and violence
Memories Of Madison - My Life In The New Left (tags)
"The Young Republicans were all dressed up—men in suits and ties, women in dresses—and looked like they were attending a business meeting at the country club. Even though the Young Republicans were all white and most of them came from Wisconsin, I can’t say that I related to them much. But I felt even more alien at the meeting of the antiwar committee. The attendees were dressed in a much more Bohemian style and there was a lot of intense talk about politics. And they were Jewish."
Modern Slavery in America (tags)
Slavery thrives in America. Only its form has changed.
Slouching Towards the Barackalypse; Growth & Climate Change (tags)
As the neoconservative faction of the GW bush regime finally exits D.C., yet is now replaced by the neoliberal faction of the Obama/Clinton administration (not yet a regime until they commit war crimes like GW Bush did), is this simply the other face of our Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde split personality? Will Barack "Nice Guy" Obama now fix the human rights violations and ecological disasters of GW "Evil One" Bush to restore the collapsing U.S. empire? What does peak oil theory say to visions of future economic growth??
Oscar Grant! No Isolated Incident! A PhotoJourney of Unarmed Folks Killed by Cop Worldwide (tags)
Oscar Grant's murder: This is not an isolated incident! Remember Julian Alexander! Hammick in 2002, Kendra James in 2003, James Perez, James Philip Chasse, Jr. all unarmed and killed by Police. Diallo, Sean Bell, Ousmane Zongo, Jonny Gammage, Patrick Moses Dorismond, Alexandros Grigoropoulos and Now Oscar Grant, all unarmed and killed by Police. Within hours of Oscar Grant's shooting, Robbie Tolan!. Let the world know about! We will not allow a police state!
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.
El Citizen Kane del Subdesarrollo y la herencia de los genocidas (tags)
¿Hubiera promovido alguna vez William Randolph Hearst una candidatura marxista?
War with Iran On, Off or Undecided? (tags)
Strong crosscurrents both ways.
New Yorker gets Obama (tags)
Bush/PNAC Escalates 'Covert Operations' in Iran (tags)
So much for opposing 'any state supporting terrorists' ... Of course, immorality breeds contradiction.
9/11:U.S.IRS,SEC,AG Mukasey,Homeland Security Michael Chertoff,Israeli ICTS International (tags)
Who within the U.S. IRS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TERMINATING AN INVESTIGATION INTO TAX EVASION BY THE CRIMINALS OF ICTS INTERATIONAL !? ? ICTS evecutive Menachem Atzmon was even convicted in his own country of Israel for the equivalent of money laundering between Israeli government accounts Ariel Sharon's and his own Likud Party.And then the U.S. government allowed him and his far right Israeli partners to enter the U.S. and set up a stock 'securities' scam on the NASDAQ that defrauded American investors in order to buy Huntleigh airport rent-a-cops corp that conveniently had the contract to guard Boston's Logan Airport PRE 9/11 ! And I presume you know the results of that fiasco !
bush admits, "we torture" --democrats stay silent (tags)
The White House publicly acknowledged on Wednesday that President Bush has authorized the use of waterboarding, and that he may do so again in the future. The statements amount to an open admission of criminal activity on the part of the US government. The acknowledgement from White House deputy spokesman Tony Fratto came a day after testimony from CIA Director Michael Hayden before the Senate Intelligence Committee. For the first time, Hayden officially stated that the Bush administration had used waterboarding on three prisoners in 2002 and 2003. Waterboarding is a form of torture used since the Spanish Inquisition. It involves pouring water over a prisoner’s head to cause drowning, and has been prosecuted as torture by the United States government in the past. While the Bush administration is now stretching language and credulity to claim that it should not be categorized as torture, the director of national intelligence, Mike McConnell, acknowledged on Wednesday that “taken to its extreme, [the consequences of waterboarding] could be death; you could drown someone.”
Coming to Town for Bushite Nasties (tags)
God is coming to town for bushite nasties on his sled of make believe. A halted bushite, is a mercy on our souls, in defense of ourselves the innocent. The innocent that a 'lawless' bushite holds for ransom in pain dying.
ISRAEL AND TOP ZIONIST LEADERS ATTACK INTELLIGENCE (tags)
ISRAEL AND TOP ZIONIST LEADERS ATTACK INTELLIGENCE
Demand open line communications to defend Freedom through Justice (tags)
"Al-Qaida" = "General Mahmoud Ahmad" Defend freedom, and the FBI, by demanding Coast to Coast radio hosts allow free communications, absent their personal contempt for preserving freedom to be our America.
Demand America take our calls for Justice as all (tags)
Did You Know: the bushite is warring Humanity to bring about what was there prior to them criminally invading?
The Lobby Strikes Back (tags)
A new book riles the AIPAC crowd, but makes it to the bestseller list anyway. by Scott McConnell
Look, CNN and FOXNEWS Forbid Americans to Know (tags)
Look, CNN and FOXNEWS forbid Americans to know, families are threatened with arrest for not agreeing to cause neurological damage to their children. Will YOU make same demands by refusing US to discuss these matters openly?, or will you side to remain silent while my America dies undefended?
The Whole Truth - Christ Claims Torture Illegal - Get The Enemies of Man (tags)
Torture IS illegal, yet, the TV threat is trying to teach America that We, The People, haven't spoken on this issue since Law came to be. Please, I beg, please fight back for Humanity by not excepting a zionist's betrayal to G-D on this subject.
The Reason's Why - Look, Torture is Criminal (tags)
Look, torture is criminal. Do you physically slap your neighbors, to find out if they did the criminal's crime? Should we slap Rivkin to ask him if he plans to commit crimes against the innocent, and if he then says no, again repeat till he's rightly dead from hearing a liar's denial?
9/11,WTC,Tanya Head,Rudy Giuliani,Adnan Khashoggi,Bernie Kerik, Naked Securities Fraud (tags)
Mr.Giuliani never even realised that supposed WTC survivor and activist Tania Head was a 9/11 fraud just like himself ! While Tanya Head practiced for many years at being a WTC survivor her leading rival in post 9/11 fame or infamy as the case may be,was Rudy Giuliani,an unpopular NYC Mayor who had made a miraculous post 9/11 comeback along with his police commissioner Bernie Kerrik. Rudy Giuliani so full of himself and determined to promote or 'pump' his rising Myth American status never really noticed the holes in Tania Head's tale of survival in the WTC perhaps because he was too busy covering up his own.
Iraq, Iran, China, Talabani, the Kurds, and Israel (tags)
While U.S. forces continue to surge China achieves a diplomatic coup with Iraq expanding its influence and protecting its investments in Iran.
Not enough torture (tags)
Bono's RED campaign a massive flop (tags)
The American public rejected 'AID$' mania in a massive rebuttal of a last ditch attempt to keep the flagging 'AIDs' myth alive. At last the public has noticed Magic is alive and well and noting about the 'AIDS epidemic' has proved to be true.
George Bush's Samson Option (tags)
George Bush's reckless agenda to plunge the Middle East in total war
GW Bush regime's war on Iran, fuel Shia/Sunni conflict (tags)
Article details the GW Bush regime's role in escalating tensions between Shia and Sunni factions in Iraq, the end result being a US military invasion of Iran..
Israel leaks it’s plan to nuke Iran (tags)
A report in yesterday’s London-based Sunday Times revealed that the Israeli military has been training to use tactical nuclear weapons against Iran’s uranium enrichment plant at Natanz and other nuclear facilities. Based on several Israeli military sources, the article said two air force squadrons were involved, with the preparations being overseen by air force commander Major General Eliezer Shkedi. Israeli officials were quick to disparage the report. Foreign ministry spokesman Mark Regev “formally denied” the claim and restated the official stance that Israeli was committed to a diplomatic solution and supported last month’s UN Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on Iran. Top government and military figures have repeatedly warned, however, that Israel would not allow Tehran to develop nuclear weapons.
Bush's War Course against Iran Leads to Ruin (tags)
That a war of aggression of the US against Iran makes no sense is understood in Europe but not in the Bush administration.. No military solution is possible for the problems with Iran. Diplomacy is the only possibility.
Is War with Iran the October Surprise? (tags)
A former Army intelligence and public affairs officer, Captain May, delves into the dark issue of whether the Bush admininstration has already planned its October surprise in the form of a war with Iran -- and whether the American Establishment is going along with the idea.
Kucinich Calls For Hearings on Negroponte’s False And Misleading Report on Iran (tags)
We cannot and must not permit this Administration to build a case for war against Iran on falsehoods and pretext. We have seen similar patterns with the twisting of intelligence to create a war against Iraq and we must not let this happen again. I ask that the Subcommittee invite the DNI to appear immediately before the Committee. It is imperative that our questions be answered in an expeditious manner.
EXPOSE OF 3 BLACK OPS AGENTS (tags)
3 Black Ops Agents
The US Peace Movement and Hezbollah (tags)
Many peace activists may have felt somewhat bewildered by Hezbollah's smashing success in outfoxing and outfighting the Israeli army in southern Lebanon. Was it right to feel such a visceral satisfaction from these battles fought by a group that was also lobbing rockets at Israeli civilians? Where did we stand on Hezbollah, really? We who seek peace must ask ourselves if we have not also gone 'insane', expecting different results from actions that obviously haven't worked. To guard our optimism in the New World Order, we Americans will have to learn to see peace the way most Palestinians see it: as the inevitable fruit of resolute resistance to aggression and injustice.
US administration rejects Iran’s offer of “serious negotiations” (tags)
The Bush administration yesterday signalled its rejection of Iran’s offer of “serious negotiations,” setting the stage for punitive economic sanctions and an escalating confrontation with Tehran.
Kevin Zeese: Attack on Iran May Lead to WWIII! (tags)
Takoma, Maryland’s City Hall was the scene for a lively discussion on Middle East issues, on Aug. 17, 2006. Kevin Zeese, the “Unity candidate” for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, and one of the panelists, said Israel’s attack on Lebanon was premeditated and that an attack on Iran might lead to WWIII. Noura Erakat said Lebanon had been devastated ‘on a humanitarian level” by Israel’s War Machine. She also denounced Israel as an “Apartheid state.”
THE CRIME OF LEBANON AND PALESTINE - ARE IRAN AND SYRIA NEXT? (tags)
ISRAEL'S US FUNDED AND SUPPORTED WAR ON LEBANON AND PALESTINE
From Syria, with love (tags)
writing from Damascus, Syria
The Hidden War on Women in Iraq (tags)
by Ruth Rosen
DNA frees man falsely jailed for 22 years (tags)
Mini-nukes and there consequences
THE FILIPINO PEASANT IMAGINATION VERSUS AMERICAN LEFTISM (tags)
The following remarks are intended to supplement the author's paper "Blueprint for a Bulosan Project" posted in the online journal OUR OWN VOICE. This essay critiques the position of "leftists" in the elite U.S. academies who claim a "manifest destiny" to civilize colonized subalterns and peasant radicals like the Filipino writer Carlos Bulosan who (they claim) have failed to take "America" out of a transnationalizing U.S. Studies. Are we seeing a replay of the "Thomasites" who produced generations of neocolonized "little brown brothers" now serving U.S. imperialist aggression in Iraq, Aghanistan, Palestine, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and in the Philippines, its former direct colony? "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea...."
Mini-nukes and their consequences.
THE WILD BOYS ARE LOOSE AGAIN-U.S. HANDS OFF IRAN! (tags)
YOU DON'T NEED SEYMOUR HERSH TO KNOW WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS.
The Iraq war and the eruption of American imperialism (tags)
In the field of politics, there are events which mark a fundamental turning point in the historical process. There is no doubt that the invasion and occupation of Iraq, which began three years ago, was one of these. In September 2002, with the decision to invade Iraq having already been made, the Bush administration published its National Security Strategy (NSS). This document set out clearly and unambiguously that the United States was now reserving to itself the right to use military force pre-emptively in pursuit of its national interests and objectives on a global scale.
Shopping in Eden (tags)
A New Yorker goes to the first Trader Joe's in the city and feels oddly safe.
Air Force colonel publicly rebukes US Supreme Court justice (tags)
Air Force colonel publicly rebukes US Supreme Court justice
V for Vendetta (tags)
"People shouldn’t be afraid of their governments…governments should be afraid of their people." The following is a review of "V for Vendetta" by James Wolcott that appeared on the Vanity Fair website. It is surprising that there has not been more discussion concerning this film on Indymedia... perhaps this post can initiate the conversation. Read Wolcott's full review here: http://jameswolcott.com/archives/2006/02/the_red_and_the.php
Women’s Rights Under Assault, Abortion Outlawed In South Dakota (tags)
The right to abortion was won in the United States in 1973 through a mass struggle in the streets that culminated in the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
Angry Mob Greets Colin Powell in Santa Barbara (tags)
Angry throngs bedecked in a dazzling array of costumes, sporting signs and guerrilla theatre regalia opposed Colin Powell on his self-serving speaking engagement where he waxed profound on general themes of leadership and barely mentioned his role in the lead up to the bloody Iraq war. Protesters were forcibly evicted by a coterie of muscle men as apparent supporters of the alleged war criminal chided them and Arlington Theatre $50 ticket price.
REAL FBI officers who factually allege, with evidence and everything! (tags)
REAL FBI officers who factually allege, with evidence and everything!
Christ's Recorded Statement to America (tags)
The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq (tags)
The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq In conversation with John Powers, Critic at Large for NPR’s Fresh Air
The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq (tags)
A look at the war in Iraq. The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq
Suicidal Statecraft and Intrigues in Washington (tags)
Suicidal statecraft. Sadly for President George W Bush's place in history but-much more important-ominously for America's future, it has lately seemed as if that adroit phrase might be applicable to the politices pursued by the US since the cataclysm of 911
Why is the Federal Government destroying National Security ? (tags)
Federal officials are more responsive to foreign interests than to American citizens ! The President believes in unprotected borders. The Congress aids foreign governments. The Supreme Court evicts private citizens from their property to enrich foreign private profiteers. WHY?
Fatima, the Virgin of Abu Ghraib (tags)
I've just finished a painting with accompanying article about a story that is one of the most powerful modern myths to emerge out of the war in Iraq.
Thurs. 3/31: Pablo Paredes & Javier Couso Join Amy Goodman Live in LA (tags)
Javier Couso Joins Amy Goodman Live in LA Brother of Jose Couso, the Spanish cameraman killed when a US military tank fired on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad nearly two years ago. Javier is in the United States to call for an independent investigation into the death of his brother and the prosecution of those responsible.
War Damages in Iraq (tags)
There is no plan, there is no discussion and there is no leadership. Didn't we go into Iraq to protect ourselves from weapons of mass destruction and because of Iraq's connections with the terrorists?
CIA Torturing Terror Suspects Abroad (tags)
A short article about the CIA outsourcing torture in the Middle East.
War Damages in Iraq (tags)
Gulf War One soldiers denied justice by the courts and the Bush Administration
N.Y. Judge Orders Gay Marriage (tags)
"It is clear that moral disapproval of same-sex couples or of individual homosexuals is not a legitimate state purpose or a rational reason for depriving plaintiffs of their right to choose their spouse."
BTL:U.S.-Held Prisoners Transferred Abroad Subjected to Torture (tags)
Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Scott Harris
Secrecy of Cheney's Task Force Challenged in Courts (tags)
by David Roknich Dick Cheney has continued to cloak the composition of his 2001 energy task force in secrecy. The Federal Advisory Committee Act says the government must disclose the work of groups that include non-federal employees. A lawsuit is pending to force disclosure. Jane Mayer of The New Yorker suggests that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq was may have been planned well in advance of the September 11th crisis - planned for the benefit of US corporations.
Outsourcing torture (tags)
There is a detailed accounting of the "rendition" program of the US government in the New Yorker for the Feb 14 issue.
Iran, the draft, and another "New Pearl Harbor"? (tags)
Are the Bush Neo-cons setting the stage for *another* "New Pearl Harbor" attack on US interests--one that may dwarf September 11? The author of the following article thinks so. He thinks the attack is being planned to mobilize the US for ever more war and to ensure support for a military draft. And the article's footnote suggests the attack on US interests may hit a US city...and it may be nuclear.
BTL:"Unwelcome Guests at a Coronation" (tags)
Protests at the Presidential Inauguration of George W. Bush
The Crusade for God and Global Conquest (tags)
“America, in this young century, proclaims liberty throughout all the world, and to all the inhabitants thereof.”
—George W. Bush, second inaugural speech
“You think you know...but you have no idea...just what Bush has in store for...you...us...the world...our future!”
—Opening lines of the RCP’s statement
"The Battle for the Future Will Be Fought from Here Forward!"
George W. Bush swaggered to the podium of his inauguration and said he would put before "every ruler and every nation" a choice over whether to embrace his vision of "freedom." (Kinda like how the Godfather makes you an "offer you can’t refuse.")
Rumsfeld's War: Seymour Hersh (tags)
Did the government deceive itself? Or did it feed the Congress and the public with false information? Hersh concludes in the epilogue: This was Rumsfeld's war.. Rumsfeld did the dirty work and guarded the secrets..
Fetishist Rumsfeld (tags)
"With Rumsfeld, one enters a plane of freely-floating aggressiveness not bound to any principles or any special competence. Psychological textbooks know unbridled ruthless tyrants as failures. Rumsfeld may be a successful cross-breeding.."
Kerry and the War Issue: Seymour Hirsch (tags)
"The rapid ascent of the neoconservatives surprises him.. They thought the march to Baghdad was essentialf or the war against terror and that afterwards democracy would flow like water from a fountain!.."
George W. Bush and his Watergate (tags)
"Bush's famous speech of January 2002 wherfe he described Iraq, Iran and North Korea as the axis of evil was written by David Frum, a neoconservative ally of Perle. The neoconservatives were the chief authors of Bush's war on terrorism since September 11.
Review of Paul Krugman's "The Great Unraveling" (tags)
"We face one of the most wicked rogue governments on earth in democratic enlightened America. This administration denies the legitimacy of the existing political system and seeks to abolish it.."
Yard Sign Project (tags)
Yard Sign Project Red, white and blue signs, approximately 1.5' x 2', are to be placed in front yards and other public locations.
Defend New York From the RNC: The Indypendent's new issue (tags)
The Republican Party couldn’t have picked a worse place to launch Bush’s re-coronation. With the army neck deep in Baghdad, it seems they have a uniquely hard time knowing where they’re not wanted. From his Pharisee fundamentalism to that frat boy smirk, it’s like Bush was created in a lab just to make a New Yorker’s skin crawl. Maybe it takes an enemy the size of Bush to bring this city together. Out of sight of the TV cameras and spin doctors, that’s exactly what’s happening.
Yard Sign Project (tags)
An invitation to artists, writers, activista and hacktivists.
Illumination Without Batteries: Of Gas, Glow Sticks And War (tags)
This essay is a reflexive commentary on the current war in Iraq and the US military's abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
Secret Memos Connect Bush and the Global Campaign of Torture (tags)
In Washington, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld fumed that the "distraction" of Abu Ghraib prison has to end. This theme has been taken up by the Republican Right. One congressman said that he was "outraged over the outrage."
Revelations Lead to Rumsfeld's Door (tags)
As we go to press, senior CIA officials, both past and present, have reportedly leaked that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld approved the extreme interrogation methods used against Iraqi detainees under U.S. control.
Rumsfailed Must Go (tags)
Rumsfield's lies can no longer hide his responsiblity for what has become a disgrace for our country
BTL:Human Rights Abuses in U.S.-Run Iraq and Afghan Prisons are... (tags)
...Widespread and Systemic * Interview with Carroll Bogert, associate director, Human Rights Watch, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Exposed at Abu Ghraib: Torture of U.S. Rule (tags)
The U.S. interrogators, officially called "Human Exploitation Teams" (HETs) have been terrorizing, raping, torturing and murdering prisoners in Iraq...
Occupation troops use attack dogs on Iraqi prisoners (tags)
"Iraq is free of rape rooms and torture chambers." President Bush, remarks to 2003. Republican National Committee Presidential Gala, Oct. 8, 2003 U.S. occupation soldiers threaten an Iraqi detainee with German shepherds in this photo obtained by The New Yorker. The photo was taken in December 2003, at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. In other photos obtained by The New Yorker, the naked Iraqi prisoner is shown on the ground bleeding from dog bite wounds. (AP Photo/Courtesy of The New Yorker)
Bush must answer for torture of Iraqis (tags)
Army Major Gen. Antonio Taguba used blunt language: “U.S. Army soldiers have committed egregious acts and grave breaches of international law at Abu Ghraib … sadistic, blatant, and criminal abuses.”
Grey Tuesday - Download It (tags)
Today is Grey Tuesday when a coalition of websites will offer downloads of Jay-Z's Gray Album, a remix of his Black Album with the Beatle's White Album.
The Barreling Bushes (tags)
In case you missed it the Bush crime family is becoming mainstream knowledge...this should prove interesting...
milosevic trial sets precedent: US granted right to censor evidence (tags)
givne the us has spurned the ICC, its support of the ICTY is highly suspicious
BTL:Vietnam War Era-style "Phoenix" Assassination Program Implemented in... (tags)
...U.S.-Occupied Iraq Interview with Douglas Valentine, author of "The Phoenix Program," conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
U.S. military attacks Iraqi trade unions (tags)
A U.S. occupation force involving 10 armored vehicles and dozens of soldiers attacked the headquarters of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions in Baghdad, Dec. 6.
Israel trains US assassination squads in Iraq (tags)
Israeli advisers are helping train US special forces in aggressive counter-insurgency operations in Iraq, including the use of assassination squads against guerrilla leaders, US intelligence and military sources said yesterday. (photo did NOT appear with original Guardian article)
hush hush Richard N. Perle Secret lunch. (tags)
In January of this year, Khashoggi arranged a private lunch, in France, to bring together Harb Saleh al-Zuhair, a Saudi industrialist whose family fortune includes extensive holdings in construction, electronics, and engineering companies throughout the Middle East, and Richard N. Perle (member of 1-Council on Foreign Relations. 2-Zionist), the chairman of the Defense Policy Board, who is one of the most outspoken and influential American advocates of war with Iraq.
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...."
Savage Intimidation (tags)
The My Lai massacre in Vietnam was not an isolated incident. As this article illustrates, it is a strategy of counterinsurgency warfare, which intends to eliminate popular support for guerrillas by "shock and awe." The US continues to organize and finance death squads and paramilitaries around the world who use this method. The starkest example is in Colombia, where paramilitaries are using chain saws to dismember peasant farmers who support the guerrillas.
'Israelization' of U.S. Middle East policy proceeds apace (tags)
'Israelization' of U.S. Middle East policy proceeds apace
Yuri Kochiyama (tags)
On War, Imperialism, Osama bin Laden, And Black-Asian Politics
Dude! Where's My Country ? (tags)
I have seven questions for you, Mr Bush. I ask them on behalf of the 3,000 who died that September day, and I ask them on behalf of the American people. We seek no revenge against you. We want only to know what happened, and what can be done to bring the murderers to justice, so we can prevent any future attacks on our citizens
Who is this piece of shit named ANDREW GIMSON? (tags)
See some of you propagandist bullshit about The NYC 9-11 Investigatory Film and Roundtable Program .The panel included former U.S. Congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney; co-founder of the 911 Citizenswatch, John Judge; Publisher and Editor of "From the Wilderness", Mike Ruppert; former CIA analyst, Raymond L. McGovern; member of steering committee of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, David Mac Michael; author, Peter Lance, and filmmaker, writer, and media critique Danny Schechter. The Program is sponsored in conjunction with events in Berlin, Germany, in several cities in Canada, and several other cities in the U.S...
Behind the Iraq Dossier Hoax:Behind the Iraq Dossier Hoax: Intelligence Cooked in Israel (tags)
In fact, at least 11 of the 16 pages were lifted, verbatim, from an Israeli journal, Middle East Review of International Affairs, whose sole proprieter is Dr. Barry Rubin, an American-born Israeli citizen. The 11 pages were drawn from two articles, by Ibrahim al-Marashi and Robert Rabil, that appeared in the September 2002 edition of that journal.
The Other Bush Lie (tags)
"The conclusion, then, is inescapable. The cadre of cheerleading hawks -- both inside and outside the administration -- who led the United States to war 19 months later had decided within 10 days of the terrorist attacks that 9/11 should be used as the pretext for Hussein's removal, even if there was absolutely no connection between the two."
Rise of the Apologists (tags)
Apparently the more natural function of public intellectuals, at least most of them, is to explain the ways of power to the uninformed and perhaps unthinking public at large ? or in more cynical terms, to serve as apologists for those in power. In the wake of a certain amount of criticism of the Bush administration over the issues of "weapons of mass destruction" ? a misnomer from the get-go in that it lumps nuclear weapons with chemical and biological weapons that are difficult to use tactically and create less actual mass destruction than some artillery barrages ? Bush apologists are coming out of the woodwork.
Bechtel tied to bin Ladens (tags)
Osama bin Laden family members invested $10M in an equity fund run by former Bechtel unit. http://money.cnn.com/2003/05/05/news/companies/war_bechtel/index.htm
MONDAY 7PM WELCOME KPFK's JERRY QUICKLEY HOME! (tags)
DEPORTED FROM BAGHDAD: UNEMBEDDED PACIFICA RADIO REPORTER RETURNS HOME TO LA ON MONDAY AT 7 PM at the Long Beach Airport THE B-BOY IN BAGHDAD: Jerry dodged bombs to bring us the truth.
Iraq War Quiz (tags)
A quiz for the neo-con thugs
Chicken Hawk Down! (tags)
Key Rumsfeld Adviser Perle Resigns Post
GULF WAR 2 TEST (tags)
found this on http://www.zmag.org $$$ take the quiz and rate yourself below. $$$ sources are listed next to the answers $$$
TAKE THE IRAQI WAR QUIZ (tags)
How much do you know about Iraq War II and our great government?
found this on http://www.zmag.org
Abe Magil: A tribute to a working class, Marxist journalist (tags)
Marxist journalist and pamphleteer. Devoted family man and friend. Poet. Editor. Political leader. All of these describe Abe Magil, who died in January.
Why They Call It Dope: Independent or "Independent" Media (tags)
An american journalist downplays the Nazi ties of the Bush administration. Another American journalist finds this somewhat odd.
Anti-war demonstrators wear blinders (tags)
The Iraqi nation is like a man who is kept captive and tortured by a gang of thugs. The anti-war protesters turn a blind eye.
THE STAGING OF 911 (tags)
Nobody will ever find out the real criminals behind the scenes.
These people are victims too. (tags)
Hate crimes have rendered some murders meaningless.
Perry Anderson: Pre-emptive Surrender (tags)
A critique of Perry Anderson's "Force and Consent"
October 6: Tens of thousands pledge: (tags)
Tens of thousands said it together on October 6--in dozens of rallies and gatherings across the U.S., on banners and T-shirts, signs and songs, in chants, speeches and a solemn common pledge of resistance. Everywhere, on banners, flyers, signs and shirts was that photo of our beautiful planet floating in space--as a symbol of unity across borders and dreams of a better world.
Call for anti-war Chalking Action! (tags)
Sidewalk Chalk and a message!
Gore Won the 2000 Presidential Election! from Democracy Now! 11/13/01 (tags)
To listen to this remarkable and lengthy (27m) Democracy Now! segment go to: www.webactive.com/pacifica/exile.html or simply go to www.democracynow.org
British Press Asks Provocative Questions (tags)
They Can't See Why They Are Hated: Americans cannot ignore what their government does abroad Special report: Terrorism in the US Seumas Milne Thursday September 13, 2001 The Guardian