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Austerity — the 1%’s Global Battle Cry (tags)

Whether we are left with the Fiscal Cliff or a Grand Bargain, workers in the U.S. face massive cuts to programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, unemployment insurance, Food Stamp assistance and other needed social safety nets. This is an example of “austerity” which has largely been pursued in the U.S. until now, on a statewide and local level.

Pro-Mubarak Thugs are Traitors to Egypt! (tags)

The pro-Mubarak thugs in Egypt attacking peaceful pro-democracy protesters are traitors to their people and nation. The pro-Mubarak thugs are most likely plainclothes police fearful of losing their favored status once Mr. Mubarak accepts his status as a deceased dictator and steps down ASAP. Here in the U.S., we question our government's funding of Egypt's military and CIA collaboration with a thirty year tyrant!

Israeli and American Rankings on Violence and Corruption (tags)

Rankings understate reality

Venezuela in Washington's Crosshairs (tags)

trying to undermine Hugo Chavez

The Great Ruin by Joseph Stiglitz (tags)

The war has destroyed the economy, society and sovereignty of the country. The economic misery is only an integral element of the general debacle. Paul Bremer issued laws abolishing import duties and lowering corporate taxes. Privatizing state enterprises violated Hague Convention of 1902.

A Culture of Violence (tags)

America's tradition of war and violence

Pentagon's Betting Parlor of Assassinations and Coups (tags)

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Pentagon's Terrorism Futures Market Plan Condemned (tags)

The Pentagon [was about to set] up a stock-market style system in which investors would bet on terror attacks, assassinations and other events in the Middle East. Defense officials hope[d] to gain intelligence and useful predictions while investors who guessed right would win profits.

The Rational Destruction of Yugoslavia (tags)

Now that the United States has completed a so-called humanitarian intervention in Iraq, I believe it is very informative to look back at the previous one in Yugoslavia. A brilliant analysis by noted author and political scientist Michael Parenti.

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