fix articles 28113, president lyndon b. johnson
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.
Karl Polanyi on Unfettered Capitalism (tags)
Karl Polanyi condemned profit greed and deregulated markets. Today's capitalism critics are his heirs and don't know it. An unfettered capitalism is responsible for the world coming out of joint. "Finance capital was put in the driver's seat."
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and the Wealth Tax (tags)
Warren's proposal earmarks a 2% tax on wealth between $50 million and a billion dollars and a 3% tax on wealth over a billion. Between 1930 and 1980, top incomes were taxed at 81% and top inherited wealth at 74%. Obviously, this did not destroy American capitalism.
Billy Graham: Pro Christ or Anti Christ (tags)
Billy Graham was more a representative of the imperial American elite than a follower of the meek and humble Jesus. He comforted every president for 70 years in their shameful Korean War, Vietnam War and Iraq War. Fast cleaning and Graham soap marked "God's machine gun."
Why Debate the War? The Real Reason We Are in Afghanistan (tags)
"The president succumbed to the dominant assumptions of the last two decades... Our think tanks and governments have also developed their own metaphysical structures, labeling them "failed states," or "counter-insurgency.."
The USS Liberty Saga as Told by a Survivor’s Son (tags)
James Scott’s book, “Attack on the Liberty: The Untold Story of Israel’s Deadly 1967 Assault on the U.S. Spy Ship,” makes for a compelling read. The onslaught, on June 8, 1967, in international waters, during the Six-Day War, off the coast of Sinai, killed 34 crew members and injured 171 others. Israel claimed that it was all “just an accident...a case of mistaken identity.” Scott makes a very strong case that the assault on the “Liberty” was deliberate.
NV; Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline Near Fault (tags)
The proposed natural gas pipeline from Wyoming through Utah and Nevada to end at the CA/OR border town Malin and would pass very near a site of a recent 6.0 earthquake, in addition to many other ecologically sensitive or seismically active sites..
Rev. Billy Graham: A Prince of War Exposed (tags)
The Rev. Billy Graham, a darling of the Evangelical Right, has never seen a U.S. war that he couldn’t bless. He once advocated that President Richard M. Nixon bomb the “dikes” in the north of Vietnam. He also criticized the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. for speaking out against the war. A new book, “The Prince of War: Billy Graham’s Crusade for a Wholly Christian Empire,” by Cecil Bothwell exposes the camera-mugging preacher as a serial warmonger.
Tom Hayden receives first-ever Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award (tags)
Tom Hayden receives first-ever Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award
CIA Finally Releases 1973 "Family Jewels" Document - Partial Notes on Ch 1 (tags)
The CIA has, after a long battle against activists and journalists using the "Freedom of Information Act", finally released a document outlining the "most sensitive operations" it had undertaken from the 1950s through 1973.
Remembering the USS Liberty: Four Decades Later (tags)
On June 8, 1967, the Israelis attacked the USS Liberty killing 34 Americans. They insist it was an “accident.” Lt. James M. Ennes, Jr., a Liberty veteran and an author, said it was “deliberate.” A book, “Operation Cyanide,” claims the attack was a set up to blame the Egyptians and bring the U.S. into the 1967 Six Day War on the side of Israel. Will the U.S. Congress do the Liberty justice? Lt. Ennes doubts it, but he adds: “We can’t stop asking for it.”
New Radio-essays by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)
Here are several new radio essays by black death-row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, including this first one about the new US Congress. Abu-Jamal's case it at a critical juncture with oral arguments expected any month. After these, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether or not to grant Mumia a new trial.
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.
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.
George Bush, our “Liar-in-Chief,” is Ignorant of History! (tags)
Baltimore’s patriots defeated the invading British forces in the War of 1812-1814, at Fort McHenry. Yesterday, President Bush, ranted at the Dundalk Marine Terminal, across the harbor from the fort, urging the renewal of the draconian Patriot Act. Bush is our “Liar-in-Chief” and he’s ignorant of history. What’s next? A surveillance device implanted in everyone’s head?
Today’s Republicans Are So Not (tags)
You can call them right, you can call them wrong, you can even call them Ray; just don’t call them Republicans. The behind-the-scenes folks leading the GOP these days are running an (extremely) awful show unlike any previously presented by a major American political party, no matter what title is on the marquee. For more details, read on.
Troops in Iraq killed at rates approaching Vietnam War-era levels (tags)
The last time U.S. troops experienced a two-week loss such as this one in Iraq was October 1971, two years before U.S. ground involvement ended in Vietnam.
How to Narrow the Great Race Divide (tags)
Yes, there has been progress, but the racial divide has not closed. It's time for America to admit that -- and do something.
Re The Loss of Liberty (tags)
Re The Loss of Liberty
Protesters Want U.S. Out of Iraq (tags)
One of the most passionate remarks came from Fernando de Solar Suarez, the father of a U.S. Marine, who was killed in Iraq. Suarez moved the crowd to tears with his comments about losing his son.
Toronto Star: Lyndon Johnson Ordered USS Liberty Cover-up (tags)
Lyndon Johnson ordered cover-up: Former navy lawyer
Bush Ranks Lowest IQ in 50 yrs. (tags)
In case you haven't noticed, or are somehow inclined to believe otherwise, this new report from the Lovenstein Institute confirms that President George W. Bush is officially a genuine moron!
Going Off to War Supplied With Lies (tags)
Doubt everything. Trust nothing. Believe nothing. Governments and the media messengers are lying now and were lying then, as witness this small sampling of the lies by omission and commission told by the American government through the press over the last 65 years.
ANSWER & NION losing the battle 4 the hearts of millions (tags)
What is the deal w/ Ramsey Clark? (tags)
the mysterious ramsey clark (tags)
is he a genuine radical?