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America's Post-Trump Reckoning (tags)
His startling disregard for expertise and science has resulted in the erosion and degradation of independent national institutions such as the US Postal Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, the FBI, & US intelligence community.
Thoughts on the Silence of Republican Lawmakers (tags)
Coronavirus continues to devastate the country, with official deaths topping 281,000 today, but it turns out that the Trump administration did not actually have a plan for distribution of vaccines. Federal officials have drastically slashed the amount of vaccine they promised to states before the election.
USA under Trump: Back to Pinochet? (tags)
Only "political theater" is being staged to give Trump a "law and order" image in the election campaign. The president wants to make political capital out of the escalation, warned Governor Brown according to the news magazine Newsweek.
The US under President Trump: Gravedigger of International Law (tags)
The US collaboratively built international law and its institutions and had an authoritative influence for more than 100 years.The US shows an unparalleled contempt for international law by recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian Golan Heights.
Time to Start Imagineering a Post-Ayatollah Iran (tags)
1 year later, Viva L'Iranian People's Revolution To Gain Freedom, From the Dictatorship of the Mullahs
Philippines – Duterte 2 Years on: Destructive, Divisive, and Despotic (tags)
When Rodrigo Duterte won the presidency in 2016, some even among the left toyed early on with the idea that a “maverick” president could just be what the country needed to stir things up, and jolt us from almost 30 years of elite-dominated rule.
Mapping the Resistance, May 2018, 28 pp (tags)
The 2016 election and one year in office for Donald Trump have resulted in an intensifying polarization in mainstream US politics. A many-sided attack is underway on democracy as it has been shaped by movements for protection of rights, living standards, and the environment over the course of the last century
14 Disturbing Facts About Scott Gottlieb, Trump's FDA Head (tags)
According to Atlasobscura.com, the first use of the term nut milk in the West happened in the 12th Century Yet Scott Gottlieb Trump head of the FDA has ruled that only the cowkilling disease spreading dairy industry can use the term milk
Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)
Support DACA, Support Clean DREAM Act, No to the Border Wall, Racist Trump's Shithole Rhetoric!
Time to Start Imagineering a Post-Ayatollah Iran (tags)
This article looks at the events in Iran, and asks how the US and Israel can help the Iranian people overthrow the Mullahs, to regain their freedom.
Time to Start Imagineering a Post-Ayatollah Iran (tags)
This article looks at the events in Iran, and asks how the US and Israel can help the Iranian people overthrow the Mullahs, to regain their freedom.
Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, Irma, and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process (tags)
This article surveys the relationship between the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process and catastrophic weather events in the US.
Activists Opposing White Supremacy Rally Despite Cancellation (tags)
Saturday, September 9, 2017
UPLAND - As many as a hundred people joined today's "United4Love2" rally against white supremacy and more broadly, the Trump administration's policies. The diverse crowd heard speeches, poems, and musical performances for several hours in Memorial Park.
The President as Businessman (tags)
Trump's gigantic tax cuts will only benefit the rich. Revenue losses of six trillion dollars are expected for the first decade after the Trumpian tax cuts start. Trump sells the illusion that the old order can be restored.
California won its first major battle over `sanctuary cities' (tags)
The judiciary can stop the wrecking-ball of Donald Trump!
Democrats step up campaign against FBI director (tags)
The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party continue to attack FBI Director James Comey for his letter to Congress October 28 announcing new “investigative steps” against the Democratic presidential candidate over her use of a private email server while Secretary of State.
Clinton beginning informal talks with congressional Republicans (tags)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has begun back-channel discussions with congressional Republican leaders over the shape of a Clinton administration, according to several media reports Monday
Philippines: Duterte’s first 100 days (tags)
Greater than the sum of our fears
Philippines: The Duterte Phenomenon and out attitude towards it (tags)
Like it or not, Rodrigo Duterte has been leading the presidential polls in successive surveys.
Névroses et psychoses expérimentales (tags)
Administration de la misère, mière de l'administration...
US Forces South Africa To Import Sick Birds (tags)
The USG is interfering with S African autonomy in forcing their importation of poultry which might have avian flu
Obama Wants Gitmo Hunger Striker Tariq Ba Odah Dead (tags)
Netanyahu Postmortems (tags)
Promoting Escalated War on Donbas (tags)
UN Committee Against Torture Criticizes US Policy (tags)
Hagel Sacking Suggests More War (tags)
Obama's Sham Immigration Reform (tags)
Cracks in US/Israeli Special Relationship? (tags)
In Ohio Governor Race, Disturbing Facts About John Kasich Emerge (tags)
Kasich's role in fleecing Ohio pension funds, his signing of a bill that rape counselors lose state funding for listing abortion as an option, his campaign prevarication about Fitzgerald license, etc etc.
Obama Targets Free Expression (tags)
Steven Salaita Goes Public (tags)
The State of Reform in the Philippines (tags)
Akbayan on Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address
Veteran and Families of Military hold Press Conference (tags)
Press conference to be held outside Veterans Administration to highlight heath care crisis at the VA. Today, it has become increasingly likely that the U.S. government will once again take military action in Iraq.
Ten threats to Americans: Lori Wallach (tags)
Lori Wallach is director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.
Kiev Cluster Bombs Lugansk (tags)
Time to act with urgency and determination to improve the lives of Filipino workers (tags)
Philippines: As the country observes the International Labor Day, Akbayan Party would like to draw attention to the inability of the current economic growth to translate into an improvement in the lives of ordinary workers from both the urban centers and the countryside. While the Aquino administration takes pride on the 7.2 % growth rate for 2013, it cannot mask the fact that this growth has been insufficient to curb massive unemployment and poverty.
Sanctions Wars (tags)
Briatain Harasses Human Rights Lawyer (tags)
30 Kinds of (approved) TORTURE currently being used by the C.I.A. (tags)
Bush administration’s program of kidnapping “suspects,” a covert operation also known as “rendition,” continues under the Obama administration according to Reprieve Founding Director, Attorney Clive Stafford Smith. The following is a partial list of C.I.A. forms of torture:
New Iran Sanctions Bill (tags)
Obama Violates Geneva Agreement (tags)
Healthcare.Gov Still Troubled (tags)
Corporate power grab of Trans-Pacific Partnership clearer, but opposition building (tags)
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is crammed with corporate giveaways, confirmed by WikiLeaks publishing the intellectual property chapter.
Challenging Wrongful Convictions (tags)
Obama Spurns NSA Spying Reform (tags)
On Philippine President Aquino's Midterm Year (tags)
Deeper reforms needed to curb inequality
The intellectual dead end of liberalism (tags)
Each fresh outrage by the Obama administration is met by a shrug of the shoulders or outright support by Democrats. With no clear ideas to fall back on, they meekly bleat “me, too” when the world’s industrialists and financiers pronounce their verdict on what is to be done.
Guantanamo Hunger Strike Spreads (tags)
How Obama Chose War Over Peace in Syria (tags)
With Syria on the brink of national genocide, outside nations have only two options: help reverse the catastrophe or plunge this torn nation deeper into the abyss. Countries can either work towards a peaceful political solution or they can continue to pour money, guns, and fighters into the country to ensure a steady gushing into the bloodbath.
Obama Wades Deeper Into Syria’s Morass (tags)
The recent announcement that the United States would increase its “non lethal” military aid to Syria’s rebels shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Some speculated that Obama — having been repeatedly proved wrong about the Syria government’s stability — would leave Syria in silent humiliation.
Akbayan takes poll campaign to Filipino-Americans (tags)
LOS ANGELES—Akbayan’s Rep. Walden Bello began a campaign tour of Filipino American communities to raise support for his party and President Benigno Aquino III’s common reform agenda in the coming May elections.
Névroses et psychoses expérimentales (tags)
La société de la névrose est la névrose de la société...
Extrajudicial Killing: Official US Policy (tags)
It's a Business (pt 2) (tags)
Money can so easily change circumstances. Just a little bit can help ease the stress of worrying about how the rent or mortgage will be paid on any given month. A small amount extra can make the difference between getting your kid what they need for school or not, like a new or even used computer or some school clothes. With just a few extra in the way of cash, there may not have to be the monthly juggling act of figuring which bills to pay and which to put off. And making up such seemingly miniscule increments of ground regarding getting current on bills and/or debt can really help take a load off a person's mind, if only until the next paycheck. Most of us have been there, and if not probably will at some point or another in life.
Obama Plans African Wars (tags)
In the Blockade Trap (tags)
Barack Obama must stimulate the economy with state spending. The astonishing example of Europe could convince republicans who in the past blocked everything... The monetary policy of a central bank cannot replace fiscal policy,
Obama administration grants DACA relief to more than 50,000 undocumented immigrants (tags)
The Obama administration released updated statistics today that indicated that, as of yesterday, 53,273 undocumented youths have received relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Union Loss in Bend, Oregon (tags)
The game is rigged, but not the fight.
The Risks Of Clearly Defining The Law. (tags)
analysis and implications of Hedges v. Obama et al.
Sucking Up Shamelessly to Israel (tags)
PHILIPPINES: How to Slay the Oil Price Monster (tags)
Leaders are elected in order to take decisive action to solve problems. What is demanded from a leader is–after a careful weighing of costs and benefits–action that cuts the Gordian Knot of a seemingly complex reality.
Obama's Defense of Strip Searching for Traffic Violations (tags)
The US Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that guards can strip search and visually inspect the body cavities of people arrested for minor offenses who are admitted into a jail’s general population is based largely on arguments contained in the amicus curiae “friend of the court” brief filed in the case on behalf of the Obama administration.
Israel Plans Theft of 10% More West Bank Land (tags)
Renewable energy solution to oil price hikes (tags)
Manila, Philippines: Akbayan Party today urged the Aquino administration to push for renewable energy as a long term solution to oil price hikes. Akbayan lawmaker Walden Bello said that the spiraling cost of fuel should send alarm signals to the government and stress the urgency of pushing for renewable energy to address the country’s energy needs.
BTL:Obama Administration Program that Assassinates U.S. Citizens Challenged in FOIA Lawsui (tags)
Interview with Nathan Wessler, national security fellow with the ACLU’s National Security Project, conducted by Scott Harris
February 6, 2012 Gingrich, Romney push high-tech job creation as US lead slips (tags)
U.S. job losses in recent years — especially high-paying technology jobs — are a startling reality that even the Obama administration is having to acknowledge, however reluctantly. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/27/gingrich-romney-push-high-tech-job-creation-as-us-lead-slips/#ixzz1ld7e5nb3
Under Obama, guest-worker visa policy creates left-right conflict (tags)
Under the Obama administration, skilled foreign professionals like doctors and software engineers find dim hope in Emma Lazarus’s poetic lamp lifted “beside the golden door.”
Legislating Tyranny in America (tags)
Obama's `Free Trade' Follies (tags)
The three pending "free trade" agreements portend more unemployment and corporate enrichment. Countries like Argentina have broken with the Washington Consensus (deregulation, privatization and liberalized markets). Argentina is free from the bondage of structural adjustment.
BTL:Environmental Opponents Take Credit for Obama Administration's Delaying Keystone XL Ta (tags)
Interview with Susan Casey Lefkowitz, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s international program, conducted by Scott Harris
Obama: A disaster for civil liberties (tags)
Obama is a police state thug, just like Bush!!!!
Philippines: Education underspending is not "straight path" (tags)
Statement of the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP) on the 2012 Proposed Budget
Obama?s Continued Failures on the Environment and Jobs (tags)
[Photo: Bridge in Felton, California built by workers in the Works Progress Administration which employed 3.8 million people from 1935 to 1941 and built 11,000 schools, 122,000 public buildings, 77,000 bridges, 285 airports, 24,000 miles of sewer, and 664,000 miles of road. Photo by Liberation News]
Debt Ceiling Roulette (tags)
Akbayan and the Struggle for a New Philippines (tags)
(Speech at the Gene Viernes and Silme Domingo Awards Event, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington State, July 2, 2011.)
PHILIPPINES: The Rough and Rugged Road toward Change (tags)
Akbayan Party?s Statement on the First Year of the Aquino Government
The Degenerate Under her Regenerating Obligation to Recompense for her Human Rights Viola (tags)
The Alliance News recieved a report from the NDF-Southern Tgagalog last Thursday, July 01, that former president and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) was rushed to the hospital due to pinched nerve. On the same day, the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) filed a P6-M damage suit against her for extrajudicial killings of five of its members and abduction of another one during her term as president. UCCP filed the complaint through its general secretary and executive officer Bishop Reuel Norman Marigza. According to the 18-page complaint, "numerous church pastors and leaders were either liquidated, harassed, unlawfully detained or tortured with impunity by military agents and operatives, who, by law, were then all under her ultimate control and command responsibility."
Bin Laden: Justice or Revenge? (tags)
The recent killing of Osama bin Laden by a U.S. Navy SEAL team spells an end to a remarkably successful terror operation that, by mounting one effective attack on September 11, 2001, ratcheted up the level of terror and fear in the U.S.; provided public support for a long-standing radical-Right agenda to effectively eliminate the due-process rights of the U.S. Constitution and put Americans under continuous surveillance; gave the Bush administration the pretext to invade Afghanistan and Iraq (the Obama administration has upped the number of wars the U.S. is fighting against Muslim nations from two to three by participating in the so-called ?no-fly zone? in Libya); and in general undermined American security while also encouraging millions of people in the Muslim world to take up terrorism out of hatred against America. The climate of fear carefully created by the U.S. government and corporate media around bin Laden is too useful to the Right-wing corporate agenda for them to allow it to be dispelled simply because bin Laden is no more.
ALL OUT ON MAY 1st in LA, FIGHT FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS (tags)
Immigrants all of nationalities under attack, what should we do? Rise up, Fight Back! The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) is calling all immigrants and their advocates in Los Angeles to mobilize and hit the streets of LA on May 1. For the EPCC --May 1, International Workers' Day, marks the fifth anniversary of the historic nationwide immigrant workers’ strike. On that day, millions upon millions of immigrant workers—documented and undocumented—flooded the streets of Los Angeles with millions of their supporters also in small towns and large cities demanding respect for all workers.
Thank you Matt Damon! Let's replace RTTT with the Zinn Education Project (tags)
In defense of Matt Damon, who recently took a cogent and principled stand against this administration's reactionary neoliberal education policies. In response, many HuffPost readers unleashed vicious invective against him. Rather than defending education policies that originated from Heritage, Fordham, and Hoover, we should be advocating progressive education policies and curriculum.
God Cop, Bad Cop, Once Again (tags)
Sadly, we are again watching the ages-old game of subverting a popular uprising to ensure that the old power elite remains rich and powerful by taking advantage of the shifting sands.
Essentials on the situation in Egyp (tags)
"Then, over the weekend, came the public statement by Frank Wisner, the former ambassador to Cairo tapped by the Obama administration to serve as its envoy to Mubarak. Speaking at a security conference in Munich, Wisner declared, “President Mubarak remains utterly critical in the days ahead as we sort our way toward the future.” He added that the dictator “must stay in office in order to steer those changes through.” The State Department immediately responded that Wisner was speaking in a personal capacity and had not cleared his remarks first with the US government. While mortified that Wisner had the audacity to say publicly what the administration—behind all its phony rhetoric about democracy—is actually doing, no one disputed the content of Wisner’s statement. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs found a somewhat more elegant way to echo Wisner’s view, declaring that the issue was one of “process not personality.”
George Bush: Preliminary Indictment for Torture (tags)
Appointment of Ronald Llamas as Philippine Presidential Adviser for Political Affair (tags)
Akbayan Youth, the Movement for the Advancement of Student Power (MASP), and the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP) welcome President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino’s (PNoy) appointment of Akbayan Party President Ronald Llamas as Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs. This appointment proves the president’s commitment to a pluralist government open to progressive politics.
Prepping Minds for War Against China (tags)
You'd think the U.S. was already at war with China, given the immense amount of anti-China rhetoric spouting from the government and media. But selling wars takes time. The average American hasn't bought in to this false advertising yet. So the big lie will be repeated until its roots are deeply sunk into the American psyche: China, says the U.S. government, is a threat that needs to be "dealt with.” This propaganda assault is multi-faceted, taking aim from all directions. Any China-related issue -- military, economic, and social -- is open for attack. For example, the head of the U.S. Department of Defense, Robert Gates, recently visited Asia and focused much of his trip talking about China as a "military threat.”
Obama Year Two: Continued Betrayal and Failure (Part II) (tags)
More on Obama's Capitulation and Betrayal (tags)
capitulating to Republicans
Military gay ban (tags)
Military gay ban
Interpreting Jon Stewart's Politics (tags)
Any criticism of Jon Stewart must begin with enthusiastic praise: his Daily Show is where millions of people go for important news that is purposely ignored by the mainstream media. Consequently, both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have become icons of the political Left. During the Bush administration, their shows highlighted the lies and hypocrisies used to engage in foreign wars while destroying the civil liberties in the United States; Colbert's speech at the White House Correspondence dinner - with Bush present - will go down in history as a moment of great courage and confrontation between a satiric comedian and a war criminal.
America's Gulf: Ongoing Coverup and Denial (tags)
covering up the greatest ever environmental crime
NDFP-GRP RESUMES PEACE TALKS AFTER 24 YEARS (tags)
The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States expressed elation over the supposed resumption of peace negotiations between the NDFP and the GRP. The Alliance-Philippines is happy that after 24 years and four different sets of government from Aquino to Arroyo negotiating panels, the 3-month-old Aquino administration Thursday signaled its readiness to talk peace with communist rebels, hoping that a political settlement of the 41-year-old insurgency will finally be forged under its watch.
A view from Afghanistan (tags)
A view from Afghanistan
Fraud in America (tags)
foreclosuregate one of many examples
Green U.S. Senate Candidate Warns Immigrant Rights Supporters to 'Beware of the Democrats' (tags)
"Last year, President Obama appointed Janet Napolitano to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. When Napolitano was Democratic Governor of Arizona, she was a close ally of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and lobbied the Bush administration on his behalf to give his army of deputies the power to arrest undocumented workers under provisions of 287(g).
A REPUBLICAN CHICKEN HOUSE FOX WILL NEVER FIND OUR U.S. TAXPAYER$ TARP EGG$ .... (tags)
STOLEN AMERICAN BUSH JR~ROVE TAXPAYERS PONZI TARP FUNDING BAILOUT $$ WILL NEVER BE RECOVERED WITH ANYTHING OTHER THEN AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION BY INDEPENDENT U.S. POLITICO'S .....
Yale University's Pro-Israeli, Anti-Islamic Conference (tags)
hate and bigotry on display at Yale
Neocons resurfacing in Obama administration: (tags)
Neocons resurfacing in Obama administration
Obama's Press Secretary v "Professional Left" (tags)
Democrat Obama's Press Secretary's anti-communist smear of the non-existent "professional left" accompanied by his attacks on those who correctly support Canadian style healthcare and abolition of the military is a clear signal that we are now dealing with an administration that is now openly reactionary.
Border Security Plan Adds 1,000 Federal Law Enforcement Border Patrol Agents (tags)
Obama said the 600 million additional funding for border security "answers my call to bolster the essential work of federal law enforcement officials," adding that the measures "will make an important difference as my administration continues to work with Congress toward bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform to secure our borders, and restore responsibility and accountability to our broken immigration system."
Dangerous conditions at Kaiser Baldwin Park reported to Dept. of Health, OSHA, JCAHO (tags)
Despite 2003 shooting, management refuses to take basic steps to protect employees from outsider who threatened their lives
PHILIPPINES: Keeping an eye on Aquino’s commitment to change (tags)
MANILA - The new administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III begins with an extremely high trust rating of 88 percent – higher than any of the post-dictatorship presidents. This is a measure of people’s belief in the commitment of the Aquino administration to reverse the anti-poor policies implemented during the regime of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Teachers and Democrats Head for Divorce (tags)
It’s best to quickly recognize the red flags in any failing relationship. This way, ties can be severed instead of allowing things to linger forever in dysfunction. For Democrats and teachers’ unions, the writing is on the wall. The two are simply going in opposite directions. The Democrats continue on the road to corporate-inspired charter schools, using the tried and true method of “stronger teacher evaluations” to undermine “underperforming” schools and teachers — thus opening the door wide to private charter schools with their non-union workforce.
Philippine President-elect Aquino dared to reverse mom’s neo-liberal policies (tags)
MANILA, Philippines — Akbayan party-list Representative Walden Bello on Tuesday dared President-elect Benigno Aquino III to reverse his mother’s neo-liberal policies that he said have killed Philippine agriculture and industry.
Targeting Whistleblowers: Truth Telling Endangered (tags)
dissent and whistleblowers in America endangered.
Disaster in the Gulf (tags)
potentially unstoppable and catastrophic
Iran Urges West to Accept Enrichment Deal (tags)
"The deal is materially the same one the Obama Administration endorsed just a few months ago and was demanding that Iran agree to as recently as last month, but the US has condemned the deal, demanding Iran submit the offer formally for consideration by the IAEA, which they did today. But diplomats familiar with the situation say that the prospect of a deal is very unlikely, particularly as the Obama Administration moves forward with plans to sanction Iran which were nominally designed to punish them for not agreeing to the deal in the first place."
BP and Administration Lies, Deceit and Coverup in the Gulf (tags)
The Gulf is now a crime scene
Washington-Industry Complicity Behind the Gulf Disaster (tags)
Blame Washington-industry complicity
Lessons from the Gulf (tags)
Gulf spill potentially greatest ever environmental disaster
Look Out, Obama Seems to Be Planning for a Lot More War (tags)
"econd, while in the past the US concentrated on the ability to fight two big wars simultaneously, the QDR suggests that's not enough. Now, the Obama administration posits the "need for a robust force capable of protecting US interests against a multiplicity of threats, including two capable nation-state aggressors. Now it's two-plus wars - the plus being the obligation to "conduct large-scale counter-insurgency, stability and counter-terrorism operations in a wide range of environments", mainly in small, poor countries like Afghanistan. Other "plus" targets include "non-state actors" such as al-Qaeda, "failed states" such as Somali, and medium-size but well-defended states that do not bend the knee to Uncle Sam, such as Iran or the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and some day perhaps Venezuela."
Obama's Brave Nuke World (tags)
smoke and mirrors, not policy change
Obama’s Lies About Iran or What he was "hired" to do. (tags)
"Iran’s nuclear power capability is used to keep us frightened beyond all reason. That nation’s domestic turmoil wrought by last year’s disputed presidential election has also been used as proof that Iran is a terrorist state, or a “state sponsor of terror” or whatever new terms can be invented to make Americans believe that war is a necessity."
Class Struggle in Claremont (tags)
Food service workers at Pomona College in Claremont, CA are fighting to organize an independent union. Claremont Solidarity fights with them, against labor exploitation and the corporatization of the university.
Cory Aquino and GMA; Similar scorecards (tags)
(The EPCC NEWS decided to reprint the editorial of the Inquirer in Manila to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the EDSA People's Uprising) On the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, it might be useful to review the records of the two beneficiaries of Edsa 1 and Edsa 2: the late President Corazon C. Aquino and President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. We will then see if the nation has attained some progress in the past 24 years.
Obama Provokes War Against Iran and China (tags)
The possibility of yet another U.S. war became more real last week, when the Obama administration sharply confronted both China and Iran. The first aggressive act was performed by Obama’s Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who “warned” China that it must support serious economic sanctions against Iran (an act of war). Clinton said: “China will be under a lot of pressure to recognize the destabilizing effect that a nuclear-armed Iran would have, from which they receive a significant percentage of their oil supply.” The implication here is that China will be cut off from a major energy source if they do not support U.S. foreign policy — this, too, would equal an act of war.
Torture Never Stopped Under Obama (tags)
What is Torture? It can be physical or physchological, quick or unhurried. It implies lasting trauma unbefitting a human. The U.N. defines torture as: “ ...any act by which severe pain or suffering, physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him, or a third person, information or a confession…” (U.N. Convention Against Torture). By this definition the U.S. continues to practice torture. Yes, Obama outlawed some especially shocking forms of torture — water boarding, for example — but other types of torture were not labeled “torture” and thus continue.
The Role of Neoconservatives - and Israel's Right Wing - in the War in Iraq (tags)
Review of the Transparent Cabal
Schwarzenegger Pledges Education Not Incarceration: So, where’s the Action? (tags)
While the Governor proposes measures to protect higher education funding, administration plans massive prison expansion.
Renewed Anti-Immigrant Drive Continues (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite the filing of a new immigrant reform bill renewed, anti immigrant drive continues This in light of the renewed anti-immigrant bias following the botched attempt to blow-up a jetliner by a Nigerian immigrant during the Christmas season. And also this is because the immigration bill itself has serious flaws in that it accepts the logic of tightening “border security” and thus does not challenge the category of the “illegal” immigrant. This motions to pass immigration reform has given space to local and state law enforcement agencies to increase their repressive activities.
PHILIPPINES: Capitalist Villar is CPP's bet in 2010 presidential election (tags)
Two days before its 41st founding anniversary, the clandestine Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) endorsed the candidacy of Manuel Villar Jr, the standard-bearer of the Nacionalista Party (NP) in the 2010 presidential elections.
Netanyahu is running scared. (tags)
The Saudis, Abbas and the Emerites about to declare an independent Palestine at UN.
Obama Year One: Betrayal and Failure (Part II) (tags)
Worse than Bush
New Immigration Reform Bill Raising False Hopes for Immigrants (tags)
On Dec. 15, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) introduced HR 4321, the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009,” into the House with 89 cosponsors. Some immigrant rights advocates even rallied in Los Angeles to celebrate the filing of this bill But for the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles , this new immigrant reform bill only raise false hopes for all immigrants. It is just the same as the immigrant reform bill of 2006 also known as the Kennedy-Mccain bill that was diluted and was shelved due to the opposition of the rightist and other obstructionist and racist anti-immigrant lobby.
Obama Year One: Betrayal and Failure (tags)
Obama's shocking betrayal
Undocumented workers face new repressive state tactics (tags)
On Dec. 15, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) introduced HR 4321, the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Seurity and Prosperity Act of 2009,” into the House with 89 cosponsors. The Obama administration has stated that it will not act on the bill until health care legislation is passed, but there is a good chance it is also waiting for a more conservative compromise proposal to emerge from the Senate subcommittee on immigration. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is also supposed to introduce an administration bill next year.
Apartheid roads and Crusader walls (tags)
Are not new settlements.
Activist Acts out (tags)
Activist Acts out
Fight Violence against Women and Defenseless Civilians Dismantle Warlord Dynasties (tags)
-KAISA KA is enraged by the gruesome massacre in the boundary of Ampatuan and Shariff Aguak in Magindanao the other day that included more than 20 women among its victims. This is the first ever slaughter after Bud Bagsak and Bud Dajo massacres that killed this big number of women in just one day. The killing of defenseless civilians in their numbers, some of them did not even belong to the party that filed an opposition certificate of candidacy, their speed in burying the dead using government backhoe with the name of the governor printed on it and the inability of the military to prevent this from happening show the barbarity of the perpetrators and immense power they have at their disposal.
A Year of Obama (tags)
"Not learning lessons from the bank collapse reproduces or strengthens the dominance of the financial sector. The danger of a repetition of the crisis grows..The political right-wing slanders the health reform project as an `attack on freedom.'"
David Victor said (tags)
anytime I want
Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino for the next Philippine President (tags)
An administration that shall not enter into any compromises with Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA), her family and her cronies. A government that shall commit to reverse the political and economic damages wrought by the Arroyo administration. A political leadership that shall use its authority and shall exercise political will to introduce basic reforms that would restore our faith in our own capacity to lead decent and honorable lives.
Sit-in at Chancellor Yang's office to protest closure of Ventura Campus (tags)
November 3, 2009 SANTA BARBARA -- In response to a call from working class students attending UC Santa Barbara's Ventura campus, a group of protesters sat in at UCSB Chancellor Yang's office to demand that the university fulfill its obligation to students of the satellite location.
Obama Praises Repub Bob Gates & Signs More War & Fascism Spending Bills (tags)
Honesty is always the best policy and Democrat Obama told the truth as to who he is on 10/28/09 when he praised Bush's War Sec, Republican Bob Gates as he signed the National Defense Authorization Act and on 10/29/09, a bill for the Gestapo, the "Homeland" Security Dept, giving $724 billion for war and fascism while we have poverty, no schools, no healthcare, no jobs. Democrat Obama ALWAYS WAS AND STILL IS a millionaire, warmonger, death penalty promoter. This is what you voted for when you voted either Democrat or Republican in November 2008.
Obama Supports Food Inc.'s World Domination and All We Get Is the White House Garden? (tags)
While Michele Obama took the needed steps in tearing out the White House lawn and planting an organic garden, her husband isn't so quick to drop the old pandering to biotechnology habits of big agribusiness corporations. With Obama's chosen staff of Tom Vilsack, Rajiv Shah, and Islam Siddiqui we have a continuation of the revolving door between corporate agribusiness, biotechnology and government regulators.
obama can't answer Goldstone's question (tags)
Because he is trying to cover up war crimes for Israel
Israel's Ofra Settlement on Unauthorized Palestinian Land (tags)
more Israeli land theft
October 10th – Call for a Pro-LGBT Picket of the White House (tags)
-- Please circulate widely --
6 PM, Saturday, Oct. 10th
Lafayette Park (on H Street just north of the White House)
Many of us watched in disgust this past January as the homophobic Reverend Rick Warren was given an honored place at the inaugural festivities. It was as if a leader of the White Citizens Council had been invited to the White House.
STOP YOUR SUPPORT TO HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATOR AND CORRUPT US-Arroyo Regime (tags)
Deeply inspired by your promise of “Change We Could Believe In” during the last presidential campaign we would like to reiterate our support to your administration. We believed you would put a stop to the bankrupt policies espoused by your opponent, Senator John McCain and his fellow Republicans. With regard to the Philippines, our country of ancestry, we hoped that the “Change” you were talking about would mean a re-thinking of U.S. support for the administration of incumbent President Gloria Arroyo, whose record of corruption and violation of human rights has now surpassed that of the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos.
NTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION SAYS : Rebellion, crime raps vs solons, harassment (tags)
PESANTE NEWS reported from news sources from MANILA today that Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) said that the Rebellion charges and other criminal cases filed against four progressive party-list lawmakers were all meant to impair their capacity to perform their tasks as members of the House of Representatives. The four lawmakers raised the concern before the IPU in 2007 after the government filed rebellion charges against them for their alleged involvement in the foiled plot to overthrow the Arroyo administration in February 2006. The the international body then urged the Arroyo administration to act on the cases with dispatch or right away clear Representatives Satur Ocampo and Teodoro Casino of Bayan Muna, Liza Maza of Gabriela, and Rafael Mariano of Anakpawis.
America's Tortured Past (tags)
America's sordid legacy
Noam Chomsky Meets with Chavez in Venezuela (tags)
"Chomsky said the growing disappointment with the Obama administration in the U.S. was predictable because the corporate media marketed Obama's presidential candidacy on the slogan of "Change We Can Believe In" but omitted concrete proposals for effective changes, and the Obama administration has since shown an incapacity to institute such changes."
Obama Watch: August 11, 2009 (tags)
Six months of O'BS, the current president, is more than enough time to make the promised "change" and the only change is for the worse for the workingclass. There are now daily news reports of the horrors perpetrated by the Democrat O'BS.
BTL:Message to Attorney General:To Restore U.S. Credibility, Hold Officials Who Authorized (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Lobbyist Lanny Davis Seeks a Rematch with Obama over Honduras Coup (tags)
"And Zelaya is right. Playing along with such talks with an illegitimate coup regime any longer than they've gone on already would be folly. Diplomacy is for dealing with legitimate governments, not for criminals and terrorists. And, Mr. President, even if that story blows over in the news media, because Honduras is a relatively small country, you just know that if the Honduras coup succeeds in remaining in power that other military generals in other Latin American countries are going to take it as a green light to do the same. And when that happens, the next coup - in Bolivia, perhaps? El Salvador? Nicaragua? Or completing the circle from 1955, Guatemala, Señor Presidente? - will be known far and wide as “Obama’s coup,” because your administration will then be accurately perceived as having not lowered the boom – in all the economic, political and judicial ways that everybody knows you can and must do - on its predecessor. Worse, they’ll say you got beat by Lanny Davis. They’ll even say that kooky Lanny fellow was right about you in 2008. Those are his chips on the card table. Now show us yours. ----- Most Damning: Many will come to see that that (facilitate the coups) was what you were "hired" to do?" General Joe
Bush, Obama and the Corporate Love Affair (tags)
An analysis of the great similarities in the pro-corporate and war policies of the Bush and Obama administrations in spite of the obvious differences between the two men.
Where Is LA’s ‘Secret Room’? (tags)
In 2005 the Electronic Frontier Foundation exposed the existence of a secret NSA spy room monitoring Internet activities in an AT&T facility in San Francsico. The EFF also found there was a Secret Room in LA. But where is it?
What is "Real Reason" Supreme Court Overturned "Miranda"??? (tags)
Another dire warning and eventual outcome of summarily eradicating human and civil rights by the fascists (i.e.Obama and his "owners" in Corporate America) will be the systematic arrests and imprisonment of anyone who is seen as an enemy or a threat to the Bush-Obama-Corporate America Mafia!!! ..........................................................................
BTL:Best Way Forward on Torture Accountability: Special Prosecutor or Truth Commission? (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
FDR's New Deal v. Obamanomics in Their First 100 Days (tags)
stark mirror opposites
Obama's Medical Marijuana Rhetoric Better Than His Actions (tags)
Despite the much-ballyhooed announcements from the Obama administration that they're going to stop prosecuting medical marijuana patients and providers as long as they abide by the laws of their states, little has changed, attorney Gerald Singleton and activist Dion Markgraaf told Activist San Diego at a meeting April 20. Patients and providers are still being raided, and the Justice Department disappointed medical marijuana advocates by recommending a five-year prison sentence for former Morro Bay dispensary operator Charles Lynch despite the request by the judge in the case for some legal ground to be more lenient.
Obama and torture: Why did he go to CIA Headquarters? (tags)
Last week the Obama administration released more of the “torture memos” written by Department of Justice lawyers during the Bush regime. These and previous memos were written to provide legal cover for the torture of prisoners taken in the war of terror conducted by the Bush regime. After being given this legal cover, President Bush and other top officials of his criminal regime ordered torture and other illegal acts. We now know that there were regular meetings held at the White House where the specifics of torture were discussed by top administration officials.
Poll projects low voter turnout in Haiti: Protests banned (tags)
Whether or not the polling information and conclusions of the Haiti Priorities Project are correct, the upcoming elections in Haiti are shaping up to be the first real foreign policy debacle of the Obama administration since it took office.
BTL:Red Cross Report Documents Torture at Secret CIA Prisons (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
ALERT: Chicago's Nuclear Obama -- False Flag Unfurled (tags)
An all-star set of intelligence experts announce and defend a well-considered argument that the Obama administration is no different from the Bush administration in the key areas of the global war, the Homeland State and false flag terror.
Obama Lives Up to His Word (tags)
Fulfilling his campaign promises, President Obama today signed the “Job Repatriation Act.”
The Obama Government: Take from the Poor and Give to the Rich (tags)
These past several weeks have witnessed a stunning attack on working people, with the Obama administration leading the charge. It started with Larry Summers, Obama’s chief economic adviser, responding to the A.I.G. bonuses by pontificating about the sanctity of contracts: “We are a country of law. There are contracts. The government cannot just abrogate contracts.” Like a mad dog pursuing its prey, he pounced on the conclusion that absolutely nothing could be done about the bonuses. Unfortunately, Summers voiced no similar outcry when the Obama administration, only weeks earlier, insisted that the U.A.W. contracts be renegotiated as a condition for the auto industry receiving a bailout, suggesting that a different set of rules applies to the rich than to the rest of us who constitute the majority and work for a living.
More than 900 Veterans Have Applied for Lump Sum in Los Angeles (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) reported today than more than 900 World War II veterans in Los Angeles area have applied for their claims for benefits to the veterans Administration.. This was learned by JFAV through its senior coordinator Faustino Baclig who is helping processing claims. The JFAV have not monitored the number of veterans who filed their claims directly to the Veterans Administration office.
Obama: Lot's of Noise, Little Change (tags)
We've been had.
Obama to send even more troops to Afghanistan while he threatens to expand war more deeply (tags)
Using the “terrorist” excuse to justify escalation and the spreading of the war President Barack Obama continued with his latest escalation of the war in Afghanistan by announcing his plans to send an additional 4,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan to train Afghan government puppet forces. He also announced plans to send hundreds of additional civilians to the country. Like his predecessor George W. Bush, he raised the specter of “terrorism” to justify his actions.
Scahill: President Obama, Why Did You Pay Blackwater $70 Million in February? (tags)
For those already outraged at the AIG bonus scandal, here is a fact that should add more fuel to the fire: The Obama administration has paid the mercenary firm formerly known as Blackwater nearly $70 million to operate in Iraq and, according to The Washington Times, may keep the company on the payroll months past the official expiration of its Iraq contract in May. I reviewed Blackwater's recent transactions with the Obama State Department and discovered a $45 million payment to Blackwater on February 4, 2009 for "protective services-Iraq." It is described as a "funding action only." Here is the interesting part: The estimated "Ultimate Completion Date" is 5/07/2011.
Obama administration backs immunity for author of Bush torture memos, Berkeley's John Yoo (tags)
In legal arguments before a federal court in San Francisco Friday, the Obama administration stepped in to defend one of most notorious figures in the Bush administration, John Yoo, author of legal memoranda used to justify torture and indefinite detention without trial as part of the "war on terror."
Guantanamo Under Obama (tags)
Obama proving no different from Bush
Can alternative energy effectively repalce fossil fuels? (tags)
Oil is running out and coal burning is cooking the planet. The Obama administration just passed a stimulus bill with billions in it for alternative energy development. The question that remains is whether or not wind, solar and other renewables can actually provide for current energy needs.
BTL:Support Grows for Truth Commission or Prosecution of Bush Administration Law Breakers (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary
Get Ready for Higher Taxes and Fees (tags)
Americans better "buckle-up"
Obama’s DOJ follows lead of Bush regime again: It asks court to cover-up NSA surveillance (tags)
On February 25th, Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) again went to bat in court on behalf of the police state begun under the Bush regime by arguing in favor of the legality of the telecom immunity provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) bill passed by Congress last summer. Under the amended FISA law, courts are required to dismiss a wiretapping suit against a telecommunications company if the Attorney General (AG) explains the firm's role in a confidential statement presented to the court. In the statement, the AG would affirm that the firm either had no role in the wiretapping or that it participated based on assurances that the executive branch had approved the eavesdropping to protect the nation from terrorism.
US Discriminatory Immigration Policy Toward Haitians (tags)
Washington bashes Haiti.
American Politics: The 2-Party System Still Hurts Americans (tags)
It took at least one decade to get the U.S. into such dire economic straits.
Light at the End of the Tunnel: Communities Must Stand Together for Change (tags)
Diverse communities in the U.S. have been standing together to bring about social change at the grassroots level in an unprecedented wave of euphoria set off by the inauguration of Barack Obama. Whether in public meetings, workshops, or protests the unity of purpose and momentum is palpable. What will it take to translate that human energy into real change?
BTL:Replace Wall Street's Phantom Wealth with Main Street's Real Wealth (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary
Obama's "War on Terror" (tags)
continuity, not change is assured
Rebuilding the House George Smashed:Can America Avoid Fascism? (tags)
America can avoid sliding into a full-blown fascist state complete with concentration camps and right wing death squads if we begin to act now. If we fail to act wisely we will face that dreaded moment when the gestapo pounds on our door in the middle of the night.
A New Administration, Tired Old Policies (tags)
Counterproductive policies heading America for depression
Obama supports torture (tags)
Big change from the moron-Bush.
Sanders Votes No on Geithner: “He’s] More of a Part of the Problem…Than the Solution” (tags)
"What came out of the House is not only a huge investment in our infrastructure, a huge investment in energy, we’re talking about billions of dollars are going to protect our most vulnerable Americans, significant increase in food stamps and other programs.."
PESANTE SUPPORT ECHANIS FAST (tags)
Filipino Peasant advoccy group based in LA, Pesante-USA fully and militantly support peasant leader Randall Echanis who is holding a protest fast inside the Manila City Jail on Wednesday to mark the first year of what he said was his "very unjust" detention. "Pesante-USA is one and in solidarity with all activist organizations, relatives and sympathizers who also went on a fast and camped out in front of the Supreme Court along Padre Faura Street in Manila to call for the release of 60-year-old Echanis and denounce the Arroyo administration's "fascist stance" against activists." said, Arturo P. Garcia Pesante-USA coordinator
How to Pursue GW Bush for War Crimes Trial (tags)
Debates about whether international community should pursue the GW bush regime for war crimes stemming from illegal detentions, torture and deception used in illegal invasion of Iraq. What is best strategy for beginning a public war crimes tribunal against GW bush, Cheney and the outgoing administration..
How the Gay Community Got Chicago'd at the Inaugural (tags)
Back in the days of the first Mayor Richard Daley, when an alderman got out of line during a City Council debate, the power on his microphone was unceremoniously cut, whether he had the floor legitimately or not.
Right Wing/Israel Lobby Newsmax Unloads on Bush (tags)
Bush's Legacy: Conservatives Were Betrayed
Sean Baker on Finance Capitalism (tags)
Education and health care are the new gold. Without massive investments in education and health care, dour country will be under-developed and under-achieving.
Traumatic Cycle (tags)
Once called "battle fatigue" and "shell shock" Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), recognized as a clinical condition in 1980, has been a part of warfare for those serving in armed forces for as long as anyone can figure. People who suffer from the disease often experience vivid flashbacks so real some act out what they re-experience. Other symptoms may be feeling distant from others, severe depression, feeling unable to be happy. Having trouble falling asleep and suffering uncontrollable outbursts of anger may also accompany the disease.
Cowardly Service (tags)
When I was a student at the University of Connecticut I experienced an assortment of racist and bigoted behavior. The behavior was directed at myself primarily and had to do with post – 9/11 bigotry. Much of it centered on feelings of patriotism vs. non-patriotism. Some of the inspiration for this mood can even be attributed to the paranoid sentiments of false patriotism spread by the now outgoing administration.
Let's ask Israel to relinquish its Nukes (tags)
What Israel didn't gain was greater security. "For decades, the occupation has imposed a system of absolute control on the lives of Palestinians that requires them to apply for permits either from the military regime ruling over them, known misleadingly as the Civil Administration, or from the Shin Bet," wrote British journalist Jonathan Cook earlier this year. "Israel has shown time and again that it selectively enforces law and order, depending on the ethnicity of killer and victim."
Obama's War Cabinet (tags)
plan for continued wars
Obama's Economic Dream Team? (tags)
indeed for Wall Street bankers
Israel tries to blackmail Obama (tags)
With Bush's help
Obama and the Economy (tags)
The economy elected Barack Obama President, and it will make or break his administration. Right now it seems likely to break it, as Obama's announced appointees to staff his government come almost exclusively from the moderate administration of Bill Clinton, thereby assuring the ruling class that "change you can believe in" means "change the rich and powerful won't have to worry about." Without a mass Left movement on the order of the socialists and communists who in the 1930's pushed Franklin Roosevelt to the Left, Obama's Presidency is likely to be yet another suck-up to corporate America and its anti-labor, anti-environment, anti-worker "free trade" agenda.
Former Prof Speaks on Religion/Science/Democracy Conflicts (tags)
Former UCSD professor Lew Perry spoke to the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego November 16 on the conflicts between religion, science and democracy. He said that conflicts are inevitable because when religion makes statements about the physical world -- like the Bible's claim that the earth is fixed in space -- scientists can and must challenge the religious understanding of physical reality.
Jeremy Scahill: 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House (tags)
U.S. policy is not about one individual, and no matter how much faith people place in President-elect Barack Obama, the policies he enacts will be fruit of a tree with many roots. Among them: his personal politics and views, the disastrous realities his administration will inherit, and, of course, unpredictable future crises. But the best immediate indicator of what an Obama administration might look like can be found in the people he surrounds himself with and who he appoints to his Cabinet. And, frankly, when it comes to foreign policy, it is not looking good.
Media Release: ELF Press Office to Obama - Protect the Environment or the ELF Will (tags)
Obama Mania (tags)
A reality check.
Presidential Candidates Get Time Capsule of Past Administration Mistakes:George Bush Sings (tags)
We're counting down the days Bush is out of office. But not counting on history books to accurately encapsulate the past administration's mistakes of the past 8 years. George Bush Sings is the truth serum time capsule put to a rhythmic beat and the clean-up list for the new president to tackle in office.
Bush administration denies funding for FBI probe of mortgage mess (tags)
The Bush administration is rejecting FBI pleas for more agents to investigate crimes that helped trigger the global financial meltdown, bureau sources said this week.
What “incredibly tough” foreign policy actions is Obama preparing? (tags)
"Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination by presenting himself as the more consistent antiwar candidate, and the Democratic ticket in public pledges to end the war in Iraq and adopt a less militaristic stance. But behind closed doors, before select audiences of the financial and political elite, Biden has given a glimpse of the real perspective of the Democratic wing of American imperialism."
Reviewing Zionism, Militarism and the Decline of US Power (tags)
The destructive nexus between Zionism and militarism.
Justice Department scandal almost buried by financial crisis (tags)
Investigators from both the department’s Office of Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility found that political pressure did indeed drive the dismissal action against at least three of the nine federal prosecutors abruptly fired. At the time, then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales insisted the individuals were all dismissed for inadequate performance, or failure to implement the President’s law enforcement agenda.
reps threatened with martial law over bailout bill (tags)
Democratic Congressman: Representatives Were Threatened With Martial Law In America Over Bailout Bill..
Urgent! Sign Bernie Sander's bailout alternative petition! Let the wealthy pay! (tags)
Please sign this petition from Bernie Sanders which outlines an alternative proposal to the Wall Street financial bailout, which taxes the wealthy rather than ordinary working Americans! Please forward and tell your friends! Thank you!! :-)
New Coup D'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)
Bush continues to target Chavez.
Cuba Hurricane Relief: from International Committee to Free the Cuban 5 (tags)
help Cuba recover from the hurricane and oppose the US blockade against the island
V.P. Candidate Alexander: Fed Rescue Plan a Temporary Fix (tags)
Vice Presidential Candidate Stewart A. Alexander, says the $700 billion rescue plan is only a temporary fix for an economy with many fractures. “The root cause of the U.S. economic crisis is the system, capitalism; and every 75 years a new bailout plan becomes necessary.”
ARMAGEDDON: Bush Administration's Plan Reaches Next Plateau (tags)
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: All a part of the irresponsible Bushian design
Bankruptcies Prohibited (tags)
Capitalism is a system based on debts and credit. To function, it needs trust, trust that banks will always meet their obligations. Fannie and Freddie could not do this any more. Alan Greenspan promoted market forces after extremely overrating them.
September 11th, 2008, Seven Years Latter, and Still No Clear Answers (tags)
Seven years after the attacks on September 11th, the Bush Administration still has no clear, definitive answers for the American Public, or the world, on who actually attacked the United States, where they are, and whether or not all the Billions Spent will ever bring anyone to justice.
Alaska Gov. Palin under investigation for firing top cop for personal reasons (tags)
Lisa Demera reported in the Anchorage daily news that the issue is whether Palin, her administration or family improperly pressured state Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan to fire a state trooper — the ex-husband of Palin’s sister
No More U.S. Super Power Status (tags)
Russia has intercontinental ballistic missiles with war heads pointed at the United States and has the capability to strike every major city in America. Both Russia and China have larger standing armies and are building there war machines much faster then the U.S., which includes their navy and air force. The U.S. has few military options to respond to the aggression in Georgia by the Russians and can only fight back with diplomatic and economic retaliation, U.S. officials say
9/11 Truth, Part 1 of 11- 9/11 & Public Opinion (tags)
Why don’t people believe the Bush Administration is telling the truth about 9/11? A 2006 NY Times/CBS poll found only 16% of Americans believe the Bush Administration is telling the truth about what they knew prior to 9/11. This article series presents brief summaries of some of the questions, evidence and issues being raised by the 9/11 Truth Movement, with links to credible sources for more in depth research and analysis.
The Bush Administration's Secret Biowarfare Agenda (tags)
Part of the Bush administration's permanent war agenda.
Ross for the high jump (tags)
Obama to shaft Ross
Mukasey to Congress: Defy the Rule of Law (tags)
More attempted administration lawlessness.
Torture As Official US Policy (tags)
America's darkest hour.
Meeting Your Expectations (tags)
Sometimes it feels Americans have been forced to settle for a lesser government over the last eight years. The Bush administration’s model involved doing what benefited them first and handing voters whatever was left. We were connived into following the drumbeat into Iraq and only afterwards discovered there were no articles of justification which weren’t smokescreen. As we pour billions of dollars annually into Iraq our economy is concurrently sinking and pulling out of this expensive embarrassment of a war isn’t even on the table.
Dianne Feinstein response to Cheney Impeachment (tags)
Dianne Feinstein's excuse: "At this time, however, I believe that impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush or Vice President Cheney will only divide the country even further, frustrating our hopes for a meaningful change in direction, while having little chance of success."
Nostalgic for Palparan (tags)
The commanding general of the Central Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Lt. Gen. Pedro Inserto, says that “the Palparan solution” failed. The so-called solution is named after the notorious Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr., now retired. In all his assignments,
HR 6304 Sets New Referendum; Fire all the Traitors! (tags)
Our representatives have turned on us. It is very clear, with the passage of HR6304 in the House of Representatives, that it will be up to us to make a difference in this country.
Washington Planning to "Checkmate" Chavez (tags)
Washington planning to oust Chavez.
Executive Signing Statements (tags)
Pharaoh Bush - Let My People Go
The Energy Crisis: so why isn't anyone doing anything about it? (tags)
Yeah, right --- we all know about the energy crisis.
Socialists strongly criticize McCain’s Iraq War timetable (tags)
On March 19, 2008, the U.S. occupation of Iraq entered into the sixth year; now Republican presidential contender, Senator John McCain is saying that “he believes the Iraq War can be won by 2013,” according to the Associated Press. Socialists, nationwide are sharply critical of John McCain’s irresponsible statement to suggest that U.S. forces will remain in Iraq and Afghanistan for another five years.
Disturbing Stirrings - Ratcheting Up For War On Iran (tags)
Worrisome signs resurfacing.
US Media's 'Left Wing' Agenda and the Public's Knowledge of Climate Science (tags)
You've heard it many times. --The 'left wing' U.S. media is 'scare-mongering and alarmist' about climate change. They are frightening the people of the U.S. about the affects of global warming without having enough facts and research to back up their statements. -- The statements from researchers 'on the ground' ARE very alarming, no one can dispute that. Here are a few of the past year or so from separate, independent, long-term scientific studies. [Links to the report that these statements are ripped from are provided below.]
Behind Bars: The Travails of a Political Prisoner, Randall Echanis, KMP (tags)
Randall Echanis, of the militant peasant organization the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, is not the only political prisoner of the Arroyo regime. There are currently 240 prisoners in detention by the count of Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainee Laban sa Detensyon at para sa Amnestiya (SELDA), an organization dedicated to helping political prisoners.
False Flag Advisory -- Bush and Israel (tags)
Two courageous officers on mission of conscience, Marine Major William B. Fox and Army Captain Eric H. May, post an extended advisory on the prospects of Bush League treason. They are thoughtful and thorough in documenting and illustrating "false flag attacks."
Embarrassed US Starts to Disown Basra Operation (tags)
As it became clear last week that the Operation Knights Assault in Basra was in serious trouble, the George W. Bush administration began to claim in off-the-record statements to journalists that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had launched the operation without consulting Washington.
Commentary: Of yarmulkes and epithets (tags)
Commentary: Of yarmulkes and epithets
Gore Vidal Headlines San Diego Anti-War Rally (tags)
Author Gore Vidal headlined the San Diego anti-war rally March 15 in the working-class City heights district and declared he'd be happy if either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama replaced George W. Bush as President. Other speakers including Nadia Keilani of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, were less optimistic about the political process and faulted both Democrats and Republicans for failing to confront U.S. imperialism.
Bush v. Chavez - An Update (tags)
Continued Bush administration efforts to destabilize Venezuela.
Bay of Pigs in Gaza: Gaza Crisis Made in USA (tags)
That a scandal of this proportion, which entirely contradicts the perception of the 'crisis' painted by the media, remains relatively unreported and unaddressed - especially in an election cycle - is a testament to the tight control of the Western media, as well as the corruption of both sides of the RepubliCrat Party.
Bay of Pigs in Gaza (tags)
That this scandal remains hidden is a testament to the tight control the Government holds over our media.
The Gaza Bombshell: Crisis Made in USA (tags)
The current crisis in Gaza is entirely the creation of Extremists in the US and Israel, who don't want to end Zionism's expansionist war on the Palestinians. Don't let the media ignore this story ...
Funding for HIV/AIDS prevention tripled by House panel (tags)
A House panel today voted to more than triple spending for a global AIDS program that has proven to be one of the Bush administration’s most successful foreign policy initiatives.
Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey Announce a Ser (tags)
The Department Of Justice and Homeland Security will strengthen legal efforts to keep international gang members out of the United States. Chertoff said, “Gangs are at the root of many U.S. crime problems today, and many of the most dangerous gangs draw significant membership from abroad.”
U.S. Fearing Drug Cartels Gangs and Terrorist Using Our Rail & Bus Systems (tags)
While commercial aviation remains a possible target, federal, state and local law enforcement believe that international drug dealers, gangs and terrorists have turned their attention to other modes of transportation. U.S. Rail and other mass transit are being used as part of the global network of drug traffickers, these routes are being used by Mexican drug cartels, smuggling contraband into American cities. And this same lack of security is providing terrorist the opportunities to do great harm to Americans by taking advantage of the vulnerable U.S. surface transportation.
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.”
Jonathan Cook's "Israel and the Clash of Civilisations" (tags)
Israel, Iran, Iraq and the plan to remake the Middle East.
Former Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney Seeks Presidency as Green Party Nominee (tags)
Former Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney is now seeking the Green Party presidential nomination and will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, February 5th, Presidential Primary
Colombia: Full fire on guerilla, but total silence on state crimes. (tags)
The government of Alvaro Uribe has rallied Colombians to take part in a large march on Monday, February 4th under the slogan “No more kidnappings, no more lies, no more deaths, no more FARC”. and seeks to obscure the true face of the conflict: 75% of human rights violations in Colombia are committed by the Uribe administration and the paramilitary forces which are linked to the state. (Source: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch)
Zenger's Endorses Obama for President (tags)
With the strongest progressive choices for the Democratic Presidential nomination, Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards, out of the race, Barack Obama is the only candidate left who offers a fresh vision instead of either a continuation of the Bush administration or a return to the trivial, gridlocked politics of the 1990's. On international affairs and the so-called "war on terror," Bill Clinton's policies were little better than Bush's.
Jennifer Van Bergen's "The Twilight of Democracy" (tags)
How democracy is being undermined in America.
Going Bankrupt: The US's Greatest Threat (tags)
The military adventurers of the George W Bush administration have much in common with the corporate leaders of the defunct energy company Enron. The Bush administration puts off these costs for future generations to pay or repudiate.
Open Letter to the World from the Exxon/Haliburton Administration (tags)
[With the Bali Conference being diminished by the Bush Administration's political appointees to a waste of the world's time by refusing every attempt of a global emissions treaty, it may help people to remember the Apollo 13 mission. That is the one where the lunar vehicle's oxygen tank exploded and it took a herculean effort of the NASA ground crew to come up with a CO2 scrubber to keep the crew alive long enough to return to Earth. They had only a very limited amount of material to work with and a very short time to devise a system of removing the CO2 from the capsule........but THEY DID IT!!!!! Miraculously they came up with a make shift device, out of nearly nothing, to take the harmful carbon dioxide from the air in that little spacecraft and saved the crew's lives. With that knowledge, and the record of the US delegation in obstructing the Bali Conference on Climate Change searing in our memory, the letter below is the only conclusion that makes sense of it all: I realize the scale of the problem is beyond exponential......my point is that scientists can do some very amazing things, if they are allowed to.]
Letter from US Artists and Scholars in support of Cultural Relations with CUBA (tags)
More than 500 U.S. artists and academics demand an end to the blockade...
Impeachment: Will Congress Grant the Desires of “We the People?” (tags)
It has been a month since our Democratically run Congress heard Rep. Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment. When will they do their job and do the people’s bidding?
Signs of Cultural Declineand Glimmers of Hope (tags)
Trust in the administration of justice disappears - obviously for good reason. The temporary success of a citizen rebellion against selling off the city of Leipzig is a glimmer of hope.
PHILIPPINES: On Makati Siege; A crisis of institutions (tags)
The incident unfolding in Makati City today is not surprising. It is a logical conclusion to the abuses committed by the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) administration, from the dismissal of the impeachment complaint to the clamp down of democratic and constitutional processes.
Democrats shift further to the right (tags)
Six weeks after he denounced the American media and US politicians for undermining the war effort in Iraq and called for an all-out mobilization of American power to win victory, the former US commander in Baghdad, retired Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, delivered the official Democratic Party response to President George W. Bush’s weekly Saturday radio address. The selection of Sanchez to make the broadcast November 24 is a calculated decision by the Democratic Party leadership to adopt a standpoint on the war in Iraq that criticizes the Bush administration largely from the right, rather than the left. The Democrats have rebuffed the desires of the vast majority of the American people, including those whose votes placed the Democrats in control of Congress a year ago, who want an end to the war as quickly as possible. Sanchez commanded US forces in Iraq from June 2003 to June 2004, the period immediately following the US invasion. He is indelibly linked to two episodes in the bloody record of American oppression in Iraq: the murderous onslaught on the city of Fallujah, then one of the strongholds of Iraqi resistance to the occupation, and the abuse of captured Iraqis in the American military prison at Abu Ghraib.
Reese Erlich: Stopping the War on Iran (tags)
Journalist Reese Erlich, author of "The Iran Agenda," spoke to a San Diego audience November 17 about the prospects for a U.S. attack on Iran. He exposed the lies being told to justify sucn an attack but also suggested the U.S. government might be backing away from the brink.
Independent Journalist Dahr Jamail Speaks on Iraq (tags)
Anti-war journalist Dahr Jamail spoke at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego November 15 to promote his new book, "Beyond the Green Zone," about his experiences as an unembedded reporter in Iraq over eight months from November 2003 to February 2005. His most moving stories were about the two U.S. sieges of Falloujah in April and November 2004.
Open Letter to Speaker Peosi to reconsider and Impeach (tags)
IMPEACHMENT OF CHENEY/BUSH HAS BEEN TAKEN "OFF THE TABLE" BY ONE PERSON MTK BEGS HER TO RECONSIDER
US dismisses IAEA report of “progress” over Iran’s nuclear programs (tags)
The Bush administration has rapidly rejected the findings of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report finalised on Thursday, which found that Iran had made “substantial progress” towards clarifying outstanding questions about its nuclear programs. The US confirmed its intention to press ahead with another UN Security Council resolution demanding that Iran halt its uranium enrichment and other nuclear programs. The US ambassador to the UN, Zalmay Khalilzad, declared that Washington would like to see more “biting” sanctions against Tehran than those imposed under UN resolutions passed last December and in March. The debate surrounding the latest IAEA report is not simply a rerun of previous arguments. Behind Washington’s demands for tougher UN sanctions is the barely concealed threat of a unilateral US military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. In response to a declaration last month by Russian President Vladimir Putin that there was “no objective evidence” that Iran was building nuclear weapons, US President Bush warned that Iran should be prevented from having the knowledge to make a bomb “if you’re interested in avoiding World War III”.
On the Philippine Congress Bombing (and Glorietta Mall blast) (tags)
Akbayan & Anak Mindanao Partylists condemn Batasan bombing
Nationa debt now at $9 trillion - your share is $30,000 (tags)
The national debt is now at $9 trillion. That means each and every one of the 300 million people in the USA owes $30,000 toward that debt. But if you include the other debt each person in the USA owes four times that or $120,000 toward the national debt
Congressional Shame and Duplicity (tags)
Congress again betrays the public trust.
Call for the release of the Cuban Five (tags)
The Cuban chapter of the Defense of Humanity Network announced in Havana a new call for the release of the five anti-terrorist Cubans incarcerated for nine years with heavy sentences hanging over them.
Torture, Paramilitarism, Occupation and Genocide (tags)
The ugly face of US imperialism
The Myth of “Co-Management” in Venezuela: Reflections on Alcasa and Invepal (tags)
* With a lot of rhetoric and propaganda the Chavez administration has advanced different examples of co-management which, they claim, demonstrate their desire to transform Venezuela’s relations of production. A compañero from Europe visited us recently and got to know two of the most celebrated cases: Alcasa and Invepal. Here is the report he prepared for El Libertario # 51 about the actual working conditions in the country’s most “important” co-managed businesses.
Bush invokes threat of “World War III” (tags)
The press conference held by President George W. Bush Wednesday was, like all of his press appearances, full of non-sequiturs, evasions and political bullying. Bush called the news conference to present himself as an opponent of excessive federal spending, by which he meant a few billion for children’s health insurance in the bill he vetoed last week, not the hundreds of billions his administration has squandered on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan or the trillions in tax cuts for the rich. The routine of his 20th press conference of the year was broken only when Bush was asked about the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Tehran, widely seen as undercutting the Bush administration’s campaign to isolate Iran and pave the way for military action against it. Putin took part in a meeting of the five states bordering on the Caspian Sea, each of them pledging not to allow their territory to be used for military action against any of the others.
Why Torture? (tags)
Recently a Washington Post associate editor proposed that President Bush and others in his administration who support torture (or as the administration likes to phrase it "harsh interrogation techniques") should go through the sanctioned techniques themselves.
Congressional Democrats to unveil new domestic spying bill (tags)
The Democratic leadership in Congress is preparing to introduce new legislation this week that would permanently legalize the Bush administration’s warrantless domestic surveillance, while possibly providing a blanket amnesty for private telecommunications firms that helped the Bush administration illegally spy on their own customers. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Democrat, Maryland) hastily called off a press conference called last Friday to introduce the bill, but indicated that a draft would be available by next week. The postponement apparently involved continuing differences within the Democratic caucus over the contents of the legislation.
Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheime (tags)
Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheimer & Walt book)
Bush at the UN: a war criminal lectures the world on “human rights” (tags)
George W. Bush delivered his next to the last annual address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. Taking the same podium that he used five years ago to condemn the world body to “irrelevance” if it failed to rubber stamp his plans for a war of aggression against Iraq, Bush cast his regime in Washington as the world’s greatest champion of human rights and its most generous and selfless benefactor.
Turning Ahmadinejad Into Public Enemy No. 1 (tags)
"Demonizing the Iranian president and making his visit to New York seem controversial is all part of the neoconservative push for yet another war."
Can We End the American Empire Before It Ends Us? (tags)
Can We End the American Empire Before It Ends US?
ROd Feree Speech Trial Compilation (tags)
It is impossible that twelve intelligent jurors could find Rod guilty on all three conditions: The judge told the jurors that they must find that when Coronado spoke to a Hillcrest audience four years ago, he not only meant to 1. teach them step-by-step how to commit arson, 2. he intended them to go and commit federal crimes of violence 3. that arson was “imminent” and “likely” to occur because of Coronado’s words.
AFRICOM: Wrong for Liberia, Disastrous for Africa (tags)
Just two months after U.S. aerial bombardments began in Somalia, the Bush administration solidified its militaristic engagement with Africa. In February 2007, the Department of Defense announced the creation of a new U.S. Africa Command infrastructure, code name AFRICOM, to “coordinate all U.S. military and security interests throughout the continent.”
jorge slobbering over nukes (tags)
the stupid fundamentalist freak and nwo toady jorge bush arbusto is getting ready to use the nukes in an attempt to extricate himself and his cronies from public demands for an accounting....
Middle East Madness (tags)
The enormous risks of a widened war in the Middle East
The Coming Attack on Iran (tags)
"Bush has declared himself to be the "decider." The "decider" decides whether Americans have any rights under the Constitution and whether Iran has any rights under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. As the "decider" has decided that Iran has no such rights, the "decider" decides whether to attack Iran. No one else has any say about it. The people’s representatives are just so much chaff in the wind. "
The War Criminal in the Living Room (tags)
The media is silent. Congress is absent. Americans are distracted as George W Bush prepares aggression against Iran.
The War on Working Americans - Part II (tags)
Part II of how American workers are losing out.
Bush administration's North American Union SPP plan reveals a totalitarian agenda (tags)
The SPP, is basically an ominous "merger" of the largest corporations in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, with the governments of these societies, further backed with U.S. military and comprehensive police enforcement. The so-called Montebello summit of North American leaders, was a mere dress rehearsal of a clique of well-documented Neo-Nazi interests that seek to create a fascist state. In the Neo Nazi sponsored NAU, the people will have what American colonists referred to as "taxation without representation",with added oppression.
America Before a New "New Deal" (tags)
The laissez-faire capitalism as practiced in the US turned out to be a flop. The New Deal and the welfare state built by Roosevelt and his direct successors was systematically slandered, delegitimated and then destroyed.
Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's "Cowboy Republic" (tags)
An incisive review of Bush administration crimes.
‘Plan Mexico’ (tags)
The Bush administration is close to sealing a major, multiyear aid deal to combat drug cartels in Mexico that would be the biggest U.S. anti-narcotics effort abroad since a seven-year, $5 billion program in Colombia, according to U.S. lawmakers, congressional aides and Mexican authorities.
AIPAC not doing its job (tags)
Poor old Steny and the rest of the traitors have to trave to Israel for their orders
General Strike! 9/11/07! No Work! No School! No Commerce! (tags)
This September Eleventh: No Work, No School, No Commerce! Hit The Streets!
Forward: AIPAC Case: Bush Officials May Face New Subpoenas (tags)
Forward: AIPAC Case: Bush Officials May Face New Subpoenas
Scientists mobilizing to fight President Bush (tags)
More than 60 influential scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, are mobilizing scientists and citizens alike to push for reforms that will protect our health, safety, and environment. The Scientific Integrity Program from the Union of Concerned Scientists http://www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/
Rumsfeld Helped Al Qaeda Establish a Stronghold in Northwestern Pakistan (tags)
"Why? Did the Bush administration need to "recruit detainees" among the civilian population and pass them off as "terrorists" with a view to bearing out its resolve and commitment to the "global war on terrorism" (GWOT). Did they need to boost up the numbers "to fill the gap" resulting from the several thousand Al Qaeda fighters, who had been secretly evacuated, on the orders of Donald Rumsfeld and flown to safety? In other words, are these detentions part of the Pentagon's propaganda campaign?"
Senators hammer Gonzales on Ashcroft hospital visit (tags)
Sparking the ire of several members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales claimed on Tuesday that the controversial 2004 hospital visit he made to his predecessor, John Ashcroft, dealt not with the warrantless eavesdropping that the administration has confirmed but with an entirely different program.
Saving A President (tags)
More war ahead to save a criminal president
Filipino workers slam Arroyo for its consistent failure to clip the jobs crisis (tags)
A dismal failure! This is the verdict of workers belonging to the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) as they slammed the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) administration ahead of her State of the Nation Address (SONA) for its consistent failure to clip the jobs crisis.
No More Petitions - Just Action! (tags)
But take my word for it, if you want to see a change, GIVE UP ON CONGRESS doing the right thing. As it has been said, Democrats don't want to wrench excessive, ubiquitous, executive power away from the Republicans - they simply want it for themselves in just under two years.
Plan Iraq - Permanent Occupation (tags)
Washington came to Iraq to stay.
Reds reject peace overture (tags)
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) yesterday rejected a ceasefire offered by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Hermogenes Esperon Jr. in a bid to revive stalled peace talks. CPP founder Jose Maria Sison, in a statement from the Netherlands, where he is in self-exile, said the group will only return to the negotiating table when the Philippine government moves to have it removed from a terrorist blacklisting in the United States and Europe. He stressed the Arroyo administration must also show it is sincere about stopping the military from carrying out political killings, while also indemnifying victims of human rights violations.
US Senate unanimously passes threatening measure against Iran (tags)
A little publicised amendment to the defence spending bill denouncing Iran for the “murder” of US soldiers in Iraq was proposed by Independent Democrat Joseph Lieberman and passed unanimously in the US Senate on Wednesday. Republicans and Democrats all lined up to support the White House’s unsubstantiated accusations that Tehran is funding, training and arming Iraqi militias, “who are contributing to the destabilisation of Iraq and are responsible for the murder of members of the United States Armed Forces”. For all their antiwar posturing, not a single Democrat, including the leading presidential contenders Hilary Clinton, Barrack Obama and Joseph Biden, opposed the amendment. Having supported the Bush administration’s crimes in Iraq, the Democrats are lending credibility to another campaign of lies, half-truths and disinformation aimed at justifying a new military adventure.
Iran Nuclear Conflict Is About U.S. Dominance (tags)
"Donnelly's analysis of the issue of Iran and nuclear weapons, published last October in the book "Getting Ready for a Nuclear-Ready Iran", makes it clear that the real objection to Iran becoming a nuclear power is that it would impede the larger U.S. ambitions in the Middle East -- what Donnelly calls the administration's "project of transforming the Middle East".
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
MOVING DAY AT THE WHITEHOUSE (tags)
JOIN FELLOW AMERICANS SEND THIS PRESIDENT A MESSAGE...EITHER LISTEN TO US...OR MOVE OUT!!!
PHILIPPINES: Lack of accountability makes reconciliation impossible (tags)
The President's call for reconciliation is hollow and vacuous in the face of loose ends left hanging beyond the May 2007 elections and the adjournment of the 13th Congress.
GMA comes up short again on June 12 rites, say militants (tags)
The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan on Tuesday called President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s Independence Day speech as “another pitch for an Enchanted Kingdom while totally missing out on the point of the celebration.” “National unity has been a battle cry of this administration. There can be no national unity and reconciliation with a government that is focused on perpetuating itself in power. This government stands against everything that the independence movement stood for more than 100 years ago,” said Bayan secretary general Renato M. Reyes, Jr.
The "Dark Cloud" of Domestic Imperialism Hangs Over Our Soldiers (tags)
Terrorism Defined (tags)
The real meaning of terrorism.
Rohrabacher at War: Rendering democracy in the homeland (tags)
Man of War: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher says that he doesn't care if 50 innocent people are falsely accused of terrorism, even, apparently, if it means killing American Democracy. This story was submitted to the Orange Coast Voice newspaper May 24, 2007 and will appear that newspaper's June edition, available online also at www.ocvoice.com. John Earl is the editor of that paper.
PHILIPPINES: Kontra Daya( AGAINST CHEATING) post election report (tags)
Kontra Daya ( Against Cheating) congratulates the Filipino people for their continuing vigilance against poll fraud, election violence and other anomalies. This report would not have been possible were it not for the vigilance of ordinary people who acted as Kontra Daya volunteers, sent us their texts and emails or called the Kontra Daya hotline. We also congratulate the various people’s organizations, the vigilant media, the election watchdogs and international observers and other allied groups for their efforts in monitoring the conduct of the Philippine elections. The elections this year saw the rise of a more vigilant and conscious people who would not allow a repeat of the fraud-tainted 2004 polls. Kontra Daya’s preliminary post election report is based on the groups’ own documentation, field date from the Task Force Poll Watch, reports from the People’s International Observers Mission, correspondence with other watchdog groups such as Namfrel, Alliance of Concerned Teachers as well as media reports. The fight against election fraud and violence is by no means over. Kontra Daya expects more incidents of wholesale vote rigging to emerge in the following days. The dark forces trying to subvert the people’s will are working overtime. The people’s vigilance and collective action are needed now more than ever.
Protest Poll Fraud near PICC (tags)
Thousands braved strong rains and rallied this afternoon near the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), where the national canvassing of votes is being held, to protest what was described as "the Arroyo administration's orchestrated cheating" in the recently-concluded senatorial and local elections.
Thousands to protest PICC canvassing tomorrow (tags)
All roads lead to the Philippine International Convention Center tomorrow, May 23, as a broad array of groups continue to protest what they described as "a rising trend of fraud favoring the administration." Groups and individuals will be marching under the banner of "concerned citizens" and will assemble at 3:00pm in front of the Star City at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay. From the Star City, they will march by 4pm going to the PICC where the Comelec is sitting en banc. Thousands are expected to attend. Last Monday, around 200 members of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan and the anti-fraud group Kontra Daya marched to the PICC where the national canvassing of votes is being held. Tomorrow's message will be simple. You cheat, we march and protest.
Wolfowitz to resign from World Bank (tags)
"Embattled World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has caved in to overwhelming pressure, and is set to resign. Sources close to the Bank say Bush administration officials and executive directors of the World Bank are now finalising the terms of his departure."
Ex U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow,Michael Moore, Cerberus,Bawag Austria and Cuba (tags)
Funny you don't hear about the present Treasury Secretary going after ex Treasury Secretary John Snow for his conflict in spying on interbank financial transactions as U.S. Secretary of Treasury through SWIFT of Brussels,Belgium with CIA and perhaps SRA International's Mantas data mining software followed by John Snow's resigning his U.S. Treasury Secretary financial spy post in Europe to BUY BAWAG BANK with Dan Quayle,John Snow,the Kellogg Brown and Root boys and some well heeled Jewish billionaires(who helped them buy Leumi Bank of Israel and who are modest and wish to remain anonymous) !?
Bush's Epic Collapse (tags)
The leader incapable of leading has three characteristics that define his administration: arrogance, incompetence and cynicism.. According to attorney John Yoo, Bush can wage any war at any time against anyone without being bound to any laws.
Tomorrow! Worldwide demonstrations against the terrorist Posada (tags)
The people's mobilization is important to expose not only the U.S. government's hypocrisy of its "war on terror" but its active role in backing the Miami terrorists like Posada for over 45 years. More important than ever is the need for us to raise high the demand of immediate freedom for the Cuban Five Heroes...
End LAPD Brutality: Remove LA Prosecutor Steve Cooley & Fire Bratton (tags)
With substantial support from George W. Bush and the local forces of the extreme right, the LAPD and its financed-DA (Steve Cooley - Republican) have succeeded in transforming Los Angeles County to a well-engineered police state.
2001 - 2007: LAPD's Reign of Terror Unchecked (tags)
The brutal rampage by LAPD in McArthur Park on May 1, 2007 was culmination of a 6-year old secrete but intricate policy by the Bush administration and local forces of the extreme right in reversing attempts to reform LAPD after Rodney King and Rampart Scandal.
Filipino Workers urged: Vote for truth, full employment (tags)
Thousands of workers from the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) and the Confederation of Independent Unions (CIU) gathered in MetroManila, Lipa, Cebu, Davao City, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro City,Zamboanga City and Cotabato City to commemorate the 104th International Labor Day, urging other workers to support candidateswho would vow to unearth the truth behind the 'Hello Garci' controversy.
Presidential Candidate Wants to Supplement Social Security (tags)
The Social Security Administration was established in 1937 under the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, it was an important part of Roosevelt’s New Deal to America; now 70 years since the system was introduced, Stewart Alexander, Candidate for President, wants to give more to an aging America.
Moving Day at the Whitehouse (tags)
Call to Protest!!!
Fil-Ams in US call for immigration reforms (tags)
Filipino-American community leaders are at the forefront of a campaign by Asian advocacy groups to press for humane immigration reform in the United States in the face of proposals from the Bush administration that seek to limit visas for parents, children and siblings of US citizens. No two issues inflame the passions of Filipino-Americans more than family-based immigration preferences and full equity for Filipino World War 2 veterans so it came as no surprise when key leaders like Alma Kern and Gloria Caoile began to mobilize community opposition to any move that could jeopardize those twin goals.
Supreme Court Decides Against Bush Administration (tags)
Even if a refduction of greenhouse gases cannot reverse the climate warming, a national reduction would still delay this, irrespective of what happens in other countries.
Subverting Iran (tags)
Washington's War Inside Iran
Fake Congressional Opposition to War (tags)
Congress again betrays the electorate
Bush, ‘political cadaver’ -- It’s all but (over) (tags)
There is something politically odd about Bush’s tour of various Latin American countries. South American nations were ‘lost’ to the U.S. some time ago – the price paid for America’s fixation in the Middle East. Bush is loathed internationally but is particularly despised in Latin America. The Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez accurately called Bush a “political cadaver” and led 20,000 Argentinian supporters in the chant, “gringo go home”, during his counter-tour of the region.
Gov. Proposed Internet Surveillance (tags)
Proposed Internet Surveillance Gold Mine for Police Asset Forfeitures
George Bush's Samson Option (tags)
George Bush's reckless agenda to plunge the Middle East in total war
My Very Own Juror: MAUREEN DOWD - Libby Trial; Rape Big Problem For Women Soldiers (tags)
DOWD: I had a potentially incestuous relationship with a source inside the Beltway. THE COMPLETE ARTICLE AND MORE
(Jewish) Groups Fear Public Backlash Over Iran (tags)
Jewish Groups Fearing Backlash When Iran is Attacked Next for Israel
PHILIPPINES: Ghost of the fraudulent 2004 elections will haunt this year’s polls (tags)
As the opposition and the administration finalize their line-up, AKBAYAN (Citizens Action Party) warned voters of opportunists who would cover up the single most important issue in this year’s elections – the ‘Hello Garci ’ controversy.
Is the Media Fomenting War between Iran and the US? (tags)
Boredom strikingly prevails on the media stage despite the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the forgotten conflicts in other countries.
UCSB Students Rise Up, Strike Against War & Block Freeway (tags)
Nearly 1,500 UCSB students, staff, faculty members, and local residents participated in a powerful and transformative strike against war on February 15th. The day culminated with a mass sit-in on Highway 217 -- the main freeway leading to campus -- that blocked traffic for roughly two hours, followed by a lock-down of the campus administration building, Cheadle Hall.
April 15-22: Week of Boycotts, Rallies For Impeachment (tags)
Please add this to your front page and calendar, and consider taking part in this unprecedented week of outage and action against the unelected Neo-Fascists in DC, and those cowards in power who have betrayed us all by not stopping them. Enough of this Madness, already! Let's get it done, and make history at the same time.
Cynthia McKinney at Peace conference in Malaysia (tags)
Cynthia McKinney, former congresswoman and one of the few principalled people in US congress attended a peace conference in Malaysia. In it she asks people to sign a petition www.petitiononline.com/Abstain/petition.html.
Bush Admin being sued for suppression of Global Warming Science (tags)
Sen. Kerry and Rep. Inslee Join Conservation Groups in Global Warming Lawsuit Against Bush Administration
Congress exposes Rice (tags)
The old bullshit won't work anymore
Bush to propose record US war budget (tags)
The Bush administration will seek congressional approval of more than $700 billion in military spending this year, including $245 billion to fund the ongoing wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, top officials told the press Friday. The gargantuan funding request will be formally unveiled and sent to Congress Monday.
War Howls (tags)
Escalation will not finish the "job" that president George W Bush charged admiral William Fallon. The language of bombs is too simple for a complex matter like the Middle East.
Scientists offered cash to dispute climate study (tags)
by UK Guardian
Global poll condemns Bush administration (tags)
"The global view of the role of the US in world affairs has dramatically deteriorated over the past year, according to a BBC World Service poll released Wednesday. The study documents mounting hostility to US foreign policy, its destabilizing effect on entire regions of the world, as well as growing awareness of the threat posed to the environmental health of the planet. "
Demcrat Agenda Omissions (tags)
Democrats in Congress again betraying the public trust.
BTL:Lawyers Representing Guantamano Detainees Lash Back at... (tags)
...Bush Administration Critics~Interview with Tom Wilner, attorney with Shearman and Sterling, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
PHILIPPINES - Smith's illegal transfer: Arroyo's judgment will be through the ballots (tags)
AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) today said that the Philippine President Arroyo's numerous crimes against the Constitution and the country's sovereignty, the latest of which is the patently illegal transfer of Smith's custody to the US Embassy, will tried through the ballots in the 2007 elections.
New Film Exposes evangelical Hypocrisy/ Bush War Crimes (tags)
Real Christians Don't Choose War
A Look Back and Ahead in an Age of Neocon Rule (tags)
A review of the past year and review of year ahead.
Unqualified Slogans: “Win” and “Way Forward” (tags)
As America faces the most calamitous military misadventure in its history, the administration offers unqualified slogans rather than detailed plans to remedy the horror it created in Iraq. The American mass media is now buzzing with the sound of nothing meaningful. The Bush administration has resorted to contextually meaningless slogans in its efforts to dupe an increasingly sceptical public. The latest inane slogans saturating the airwaves are “win” and “way forward”. Only adolescents and the daft invest meaning in unqualified slogans – shall we test the latest two slogans and attempt to determine the ruse behind the deception?
Bush sets stage for major escalation in Iraq (tags)
The remarks delivered by President Bush at a year-end press conference Wednesday, combined with a series of military and political developments, point inexorably to a major escalation of the US war in Iraq in the coming year. Bush revealed little new in his encounter with the press corps, dismissing as “hypothetical” all questions on the reported turn by his administration to a new military offensive in Iraq based on a “surge” of up to 40,000 more US combat troops in the country.
Philippine NSA Gonzales wants House leftists labeled Reds (tags)
While other thought the Cold War was over. for National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales, his crusade against communism is on a high gear! Gonzales is proposing to “label” left-leaning party-list candidates as communists to caution voters, particularly soldiers and policemen, against voting what he calls democracy’s enemies into the halls of Congress. Anakpawis party-list Rep. Crispin Beltran, who has been in jail for the last ten months, yesterday scored Gonzales for warning that leftist provocateurs were out to sabotage today’s anti-Charter change rally at the Rizal Park.
December 17 Mass Rally in Manila:Unresolved issues justify protest, say bishops (tags)
AJLPP -USA and Philippine news sources reported today that the December 17 prayer rally in Manila will push through. AN “escalation of crises” that the leaders of the country’s Roman Catholic Church can no longer take sitting down prompted the Church to spearhead tomorrow’s planned huge prayer rally at Manila’s Rizal Park. News reports also confirmed that top officials of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines yesterday rebuffed calls from administration stalwarts for them to abandon the rally at the Quirino Grandstand in the wake of the decision by Ms Arroyo’s allies to scrap plans to convene a constituent assembly. The CBCP secretary general, Msgr. Juanito Figura, said the CBCP could no longer ignore the escalating problems facing the country, including the questions surrounding President Macapagal-Arroyo’s disputed victory in the 2004 elections. Figura specifically cited the “Garci” tapes, which set off the election controversy, the P728-million fertilizer fund scam and the so-called Mayuga report on the alleged involvement of military officials in election fraud as among the issues unresolved to this day. “The Church cannot play blind, deaf and mute to the sufferings that these issues have brought,” Figura said in a press conference.
Omissions in the Iraq Study Group Report (tags)
Omissions in the ISG Report are more important than what's in it.
U.S. FOREIGN POLICY — ARE CHANGES AHEAD? (tags)
Many progressive Americans are hoping for a more peaceful U.S. foreign policy because President Bush lost control of Congress or after he leaves office — but the chances of this happening are not favorable.)
NOAA Scientist Barred from Mentioning ‘Kyoto’ and 'Climate Change' (tags)
By Jim Erickson December 11, 2006 "It seems more like Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union than the United States,"
Cory Aquino to join Dec. 17 Anti Charter Change rally at Luneta , Philippines (tags)
After the serties oftropical storms, a new political storm is brewing in the Philippines. The Icon Of Filipino People Power whose constiution of 1987 is named after ( The Cory Constitution of 1987) --the target of the US-Arroyo regime charter change yesterday said she would take part in the Church-led prayer rally on Dec. 17 to protest the Palace-backed move by administration congressmen, since withdrawn, to amend the 1987 Charter through a constituent assembly (Con-ass). In a brief statement, former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino also called on the people to join the rally at the Rizal Park . She said in a statement: “I will join the prayer rally on Sunday at the Luneta to express my moral outrage at the attempt of administration congressmen to foist their processed idea of Charter change upon the nation by turning Congress into a constituent assembly,”
White House hostility to Iraq report grows (tags)
I would hate for them to think that the government the US installed in Iraq after over throwing Saddam is a "puppet" government - "The worry is that the more Maliki is seen as our puppet, because he is abiding by our timelines and deadlines, the internal political dynamics will become so fragile that the whole government would collapse,"
Iranian President’s Letter to the American People (tags)
President Ahmadinejad Blasts Bush’s Israel First Policy in Letter
The End of the Bush Dynasty (tags)
How George Bush hastened the demise of the Bush family political dynasty.
THE GMA CHARTER CHANGE EXPRESS : ON THE ROLL! (tags)
The GMA Charter Change Express is on the Roll! The House of Representatives amended Tuesday evening its own rules governing constitutional amendments to implement the administration’s plan to revise the Constitution. According to news sources; voting 161-25, the House adopted in a plenary session a motion filed by Deputy Majority Floor Leader Arthur Defensor that would pave the way for a speedy approval of Charter change resolutions. The majority bloc plans to file two resolutions -- one seeking to convene Congress to propose constitutional amendments or revisions and the other containing proposed specific changes to the Charter.
NOAM CHOMSKY AND GILBERT ACHCAR'S NEW BOOK - PERILOUS POWER (tags)
AN ACCOUNT OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S DISASTROUS POLICIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Bush visits Middle East to intensify Iraq war (tags)
The thrust of today’s talks in Jordan between George Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is clear in advance. Bush, accompanied by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, will insist that the Iraqi leader bow down to US demands for a bloody crackdown against the largest faction in his own government, the anti-occupation Sadrist movement headed by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and its Mahdi Army militia. An unnamed senior US official bluntly told the New York Times: “It’s decision time and everybody knows it.”
The begining of "victory" in Iraq, so we can "cut and run" and win at (tags)
I hope this is the begining of American pretending to win the war in Iraq so we can pull out with dignity and say we won. But a year seems a little too long for the silly game. I would pretend we won the war today if I was Prez. But I hope it will take the blowhards in congress 3 months or less to "pretend" we won the war before we leave with "victory" in Iraq
Ban is "postponed" at LACC! An unfinished victory, we STILL was Det. Spelatz Fir (tags)
As of November 20th ( 6 days after receiving the suspension notice) the administration backed down from banning Julia Wallace, Arturo Velasquez and Ben Alvarez from suspension until " an independent investigation was completed". Because of the pressure from staff, students, faculty and pressuring "liberal" politicians to act the administration has backed down. Students still demand woman-hating detective Spelatz be fired.
CSPAN to air KPFA's 911 and American Empire - Intellectuals Speak Out (tags)
The September 24 KPFA event from Berkeley, CA, will air on C-Span's Book TV this weekend. Featured speakers: David Ray Griffin Kevin Ryan Peter Dale Scott Peter Phillips Ray McGovern EST PST Friday Nov 24th: 4:00pm 1:00pm Saturday Nov 25th: 3:30am 12:30am 10:00pm 7:00pm
EVA GOLINGER'S NEW BOOK - BUSH VS. CHAVEZ (tags)
HOW THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO UNDERMINE HUGO CHAVEZ
Students suspended from LACC in retaliation to standing up to Sheriffs (tags)
On November 1st Los Angeles Community College students from SER (Students for Education Reform?) occupied the campus sheriff's office after a rape investigator investigating a rape stated that 80% of rape claims were "illegitimate" made by " women who got drunk the night before and regretted having sex. The students have demanded the termination of detective Spelatz. He is a threat to women and potential victims everywhere. The LACC administration has refused to terminate the rape investigator for his views and have instead attacked SER members involved.
AFP orders court-martial to 30 officers (tags)
TWO generals and 28 other military officers will face court-martial for their alleged participation in the abortive coup against the Arroyo administration in February. The two generals to face court-martial are Maj. Gen. Renato Miranda, former Marine Corps commandant and Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim, former commander of the elite First Scout Ranger Regiment.
War Monger George W. Hitler out of touch with the public. (tags)
Bush favors temporary rise in GIs in Iraq
The Draft Maybe Coming Back: Courtesy Of The Democrats (tags)
Today, a congressman from New York reveals a plan to introduce legislation in the House to reinstate the draft.
THE PRICE OF IMPERIAL ARROGANCE (tags)
THE HARM AT HOME AND ABROAD OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLICY
NEW FACES, SAME AGENDA (tags)
NO REAL CHANGE WILL COME FROM US MID-TERM ELECTIONS
A TRIAL GIVING KANGAROOS A BAD NAME (tags)
THE CORRUPTED TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN
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.
Islamic Fascisms? (tags)
President George W. Bush and the neoconservative handlers of his administration have added a new bogeyman to their long and evolving list of enemies: "Islamic fascism," also called "Islamofascism." This wonton flinging of the word "fascism" in reference to radical movements and leaders of the Muslim world, however, is not only inaccurate and oxymoronic, but it is, indeed, also ironic. Of course, it is also offensive and inflammatory and, therefore, detrimental to international understanding and stability.
Why Bush is Seeking Confrontation with North Korea (tags)
The Bush Administration and the North Korean nuclear test
Scott Ritter, back from Iran, in Venice 11/3 (tags)
Scott Ritter was right about the Bush administration's false claims concerning weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Therefore, everyone who cares about such issues should listen very carefully to what he has to say. Ritter has just returned from Iran.
Bush drops 'stay course' Iraq slogan (tags)
Looks like Bush has finally figured out that the American public know he is losing the war in Iraq!
THE SHAME OF THE NATION: A COLLECTIVE PERVERSION (tags)
THE COLLECTIVE PERVERSION OF THOSE IN HIGH PLACES IN THE US
Academia Tracking Down Dissent (tags)
Why is the United States government spending millions of dollars to track down critics of George W. Bush in the press? And why have major American universities agreed to put this technology of tyranny into the state's hands?
655,000 Iraq War Deaths (tags)
The report on the mortality rate published in the Lancet journal last week is sound science.
Bush keeps revising war justification (tags)
I didn't make a mistake invading Iraq, I didn't make a mistake invading Iraq, I didn't make a mistake invading Iraq, I didn't make a mistake invading Iraq, .... George W Bush
ON CARD AND CONGRESSIONAL ACTIONS (tags)
RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THE CURRENT POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
Will a coup in Iraq follow the US elections? (tags)
Another comment has appeared in the American press foreshadowing a move by the Bush administration to remove the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Iraq. In an opinion piece in the October 2 Washington Post, the newspaper’s deputy editorial editor Jackson Diehl strongly suggested that Washington may dispense with Maliki’s regime shortly after the November 7 US congressional elections.
Bush Policies are "Ongoing Criminal Activity" under US and International Law, Sc (tags)
The House of Representatives “must impeach President Bush
Averting an American Civil War (tags)
Politics unusual in America: Debilitating country’s internal strength seen as ploy to prop up unpopular dictatorship.
Habeas Ends, Time to Arm (tags)
Here are a couple of things almost anyone can easily acquire, which can quickly be used to make significant weapons: Nitrate Fertilizer (gardening supplies), powdered Aluminum (paint store), and sparklers. Just get this stuff, now, not later. Vanadium Pentoxide (chem supplier?) and battery acid (automotive) are also pretty handy.
AFGHANISTAN - THE OTHER LOST WAR (tags)
HOW THE US PLUNDERED AFGHANISTAN IN THE NAME OF LIBERATION
PHILIPPINES: The worst regime post-Marcos (tags)
AKBAYAN (Citizens Action Party) commemorates Martial Law with condemnation of worst regime post-Marcos.
Exploiting 9-11 (tags)
Bush is using the fifth anniversary to appear as the rescuer and protector of the US, freedom, democracy and civilization.. Other governments will now decry the shameless exploitation of the attacks that has made the world more insecure contrary to the mantra of the Bush administration.
Clinton said he authorized the CIA to kill bin Laden (tags)
So the President is allowed to order hit men to kill people just like Mafia Dons are??? Clinton said he authorized the CIA to kill bin Laden, and even "contracted with people to kill him." I am going to reread my constitution to see which part allows that.
Using smoke and mirrors to tweak the constitutiona and bill of rights (tags)
Bush administration and its allies in Congress are trying to strip federal courts of their authority to review the detentions of almost all suspected terrorists.
Former Bush Economist Slams Administration On 9/11 (tags)
Former Bush Economist Attacks Bush Administration on 9/11
IMPERIALISM 101 - THE US ADDICTION TO WAR, MAYHEM AND MADNESS - PART I (tags)
THE US HISTORICAL PURSUIT OF GLOBAL DOMINANCE
Bush-Cheney Hit with “Mock” Guilty Verdicts for War Crimes (tags)
It was appropriate that the “Guilty” verdicts against the Bush-Cheney Gang for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity were announced at “Camp Democracy,” on the National Mall. On Sept. 13, 2006, Ann Wright, an ex-U.S. diplomat, read the “mock” verdicts. She was also one of the five jurists who heard the evidence compiled by the Bush Crimes Commission.
Prisons, Torture Set to Continue Under Bush Regime (tags)
The Bush administration wants to legalize its crimes of torture, illegal detention, secret prisons, and other human right’s abuses. It is backing Congressional legislation to do so. How can this be stopped?
The Courts and Congress Will Not Halt the Surveillance Programs of Hereditary Kings (tags)
The Bush administration is pushing legislation to legalize its vast spy operations on the American people. Can we expect Congress to protect our rights? Do not count on it!
Bush demands congressional rubber-stamp for police-state powers (tags)
In the fourth of a series of speeches aimed at fueling public fears of terrorism to boost his administration’s failing political standing, President Bush appeared before an audience of right-wing policy experts in Atlanta, Georgia Thursday. The speech was focused on the demand that Congress move quickly to legalize the program of warrantless wiretapping of Americans, the existence of which was revealed late last year.
Operation Expose the Government Terrorists 2 (tags)
A warning of a possible false-flag operation
Democratic Party outlines pro-war agenda for US elections (tags)
The right-wing, pro-war position of the Democratic Party was on full display Tuesday as the party leadership presented a new report that criticizes the Bush administration for failing to adequately defend the interests of American militarism.
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld speeches: A new drumbeat for war (tags)
In a coordinated series of speeches this week, the top officials of the Bush administration have begun a public campaign to smear and intimidate opponents of the war in Iraq while laying the political groundwork for dragging the American people into a new and even more terrible war—this time against Iran.
RED ALERT: CHICAGO 9/11 (tags)
Are we due for the much-discussed "next 9/11" in Chicago, on or around 9/11, 2006? A former Army intelligence and public affairs officer, the commander of the cyber-intelligence group, Ghost Troop, writes a powerful letter of warning to the US Army Inspector General and other US VIP's, warning that the next set up event is ready to be staged in Chicago between 9/7 and 9/11, 2006 -- and the newspapers are telling all about it in advance.
Retroactive Laws Invoked to Protect Administration Officials from War Crimes Prosecution (tags)
author: Paul Craig Roberts
Armitage is the Leaker, not the Story: Black Ops and War Lies (tags)
The corporate media have focused on the outing of Plame but are ignoring the real story: why was the administration so focused and intent upon destroying Plame and her ambassador husband? The answer leads to a dark crime of lies and black ops aimed at promoting a pointless war in Iraq at all costs.
Republican Congressional Candidate Fingers the Bushies for planning 9/11 (tags)
Will Bush use this as a lame ass excuse to invade Iran????? (tags)
Some fear Iran threat played down
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.
We Demand a Credible Independent Investigation of the Murder of Filipino Activists (tags)
The Melo Commission of the Arroyo administration is doomed to fail because her regime as the prime suspect in the killings is also the prime investigator. We Fil-am students call for a truly independent and credible investigation of the murder of Filipino activists.
U.S. secrecy policy questioned (tags)
The Bush administration has begun designating as secret some information the government long provided even to its enemy, the former Soviet Union
Recent History of Grass Roots Movements (Dreamed)Recent History of Grass Roots Movements ( (tags)
International Church leaders Condemns Political Killings in the Philippines (tags)
Condemnations as well as outrage over the unabated and rampant political killings in the Philippines is swelling in the international Christian community. More and more Protestant denominations have expressed alarm over the killings, with the Methodists issuing a statement calling on the US government to pressure Philippine President Arroyo's administration into decisive action. This came on the heels of the latest Amnesty International statement condemning the Arroyo government’s inaction and apparent crackdown of political dissent.
International Church leaders Condemns Political Killings (tags)
Condemnations as well as outrage over the unabated and rampant political killings in the Philippines is swelling in the international Christian community. More and more Protestant denominations have expressed alarm over the killings, with the Methodists issuing a statement calling on the US government to pressure Philippine President Arroyo's administration into decisive action. This came on the heels of the latest Amnesty International statement condemning the Arroyo government’s inaction and apparent crackdown of political dissent.
After defeating pro-war incumbent Lieberman, Lamont reassures Wall Street (tags)
The victory of multi-millionaire cable executive Ned Lamont in the Connecticut Democratic primary August 8 has produced paroxysms of uncritical celebration in liberal publications like the Nation and from groups like MoveOn.org, which campaigned heavily for Lamont and against incumbent senator Joseph Lieberman.
Largest U.S. Legal Group Challenges Bush Practice as Undermining Constitution (tags)
On January 24, 2006, the American Bar Association (ABA) issued a press release stating that, “Presidential signing statements that assert President Bush’s authority to disregard or decline to enforce laws adopted by Congress undermine the rule of law and our constitutional system of separation of powers…” The press release was publicizing a report by a blue-ribbon ABA task force which was created in June 2006 to examine the “changing role of presidential signing statements” under the Bush administration. On August 8, 2006, the ABA’s House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved the report by voting to call on President Bush and future presidents not to issue signing statements that claim the power to bypass laws, and it called on Congress to pass legislation to outlaw the practice.
Lieberman’s defeat and the state of American politics (tags)
The response of Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman and the Democratic Party leadership to Lieberman’s defeat in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election says a great deal about the politics of the Democratic Party and the state of American politics as a whole.
Behind Bush’s “truce” plan: the drive towards a wider Middle East war (tags)
US President George W. Bush on Monday declared his full support for a US-French United Nations resolution that dictates Israel’s terms to the Lebanese people while allowing the Israeli military to indefinitely continue its occupation and devastation of Lebanon.
Get your New Cameros Now! (tags)
Forget Uncle Sam sweetening the pot! For $40.000 an enlister is willing to trade his place onb the front for yours even if you are 42 Years Old! and if it becomes a hardship you get a WHOLE $750.00 a month can you say sustainability?
Osama Has Won (tags)
Anyone who even attempts to defend the killing of the children in Qana by Israeli air strikes is criminally insane. There can be no justification for slaughtering children, in any circumstances, anywhere.
Democratic Party leaders rally behind pro-war Senator Lieberman (tags)
Three-term US Senator Joseph Lieberman, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in 2000 and a candidate for the party’s presidential nomination in 2004, is trailing in his bid for renomination in the August 8 Democratic primary in Connecticut. A poll published July 20 showed a four-point lead for Lieberman’s challenger, multi-millionaire businessman Ned Lamont, whose campaign is fueled mainly by anger over the war in Iraq.
What way forward in the struggle against war? (tags)
As the brutal US-Israeli war against the Lebanese people enters its fourth week, there is no sign that the massacre of innocent civilians is about to end. On the contrary, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), backed by air strikes and artillery fire, are pressing deeper into Lebanon, with the apparent aim of advancing 18 miles to the Litani River, either killing or driving out the entire population between it and the Israeli border.
Mel Gibson's "Hate Crime" (tags)
The odd episode of a "drunk" (1.2% blood alcohol level) Gibson resisting arrest after being pulled over for DUI in Malibu, then allegedly making "anti-Semitic" statements about Jews being responsible for the war, has now been reported throughout the world. However, "Jews Against Anti-Semitism" has publicly called for this incident to be prosecuted as a "hate crime" under the "anti-terrorism" provisions of The PATRIOT Act.
Bush seeks to extend Guantánamo procedures to American citizens (tags)
In draft legislation prepared in response to last month’s Supreme Court decision against the use of military tribunals for US prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, the Bush administration proposes to extend the practice of indefinite detention and summary trial by military commissions to include American citizens.
Rice's Fallacy (tags)
What if Israel can't win militarily?
U.S. officials seek shield from detainee-abuse law (tags)
U.S. officials do not want U.S. officials and troops accused of committing war crimes to be held accountable for their crimes!!! Hell, maybe George W. Hitler should give them all pardons in advance! Heil Hitler! Heil Bush! Long live the Amerikan police state!
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.
Iran: The Next War (tags)
Even before the bombs fell on Baghdad, a group of senior Pentagon officials were plotting to invade another country. Their covert campaign once again relied on false intelligence and shady allies. But this time, the target was Iran.
Justice Delayed is White House Murder, and a War Crime (tags)
The Supreme Court decision tossing out Bush's denial of Geneva Convention protections to captives at Guantanamo came too late for one of my clients.
Global Trade Talks Break Down Over Farm Issues (tags)
Trade negoatiations aimed at reaching a new global trade agreement collapsed today, dealing a blow to the Bush administration’s international economic agenda and touching off a bitter new round of recriminations between the United States and Europe over farm trade barriers. After two days of discussions, the director general of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy, formally suspended the talks. American trade officials said there appeared to be little prospect of resuming the talks any time soon, probably dooming the chances of a trade accord during President Bush’s remaining time in office.
Democrats, Republicans line up to back Israeli war crimes (tags)
Last week, both the US House of Representatives and Senate overwhelmingly passed resolutions praising the Bush administration for its full support of Israel’s military campaign in Lebanon. Democrats joined with Republicans to endorse Israel’s bombing campaign, which has led to the deaths of hundreds of civilians.
Warnings she must heed: (tags)
All kinds of speculations have been aired since former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn Bolante was arrested in the United States for entering the country without a visa. Could his arrest be a US government warning shot to the Arroyo administration? Opposition voices are saying his arrest was made on the initiative of the Arroyo administration. They allege the administration does not want Bolante to come back to the Philippines and be forced to spill the beans in congressional investigations about his alleged diversion of P728 million from funds for fertilizers to be shared with farmers to President Arroyo’s 2004 campaign kitty. Both the Philippine and American governments are not forthcoming with details. The Philippine government has in fact ordered a total blackout on statements and news about Bolante. US immigration experts are befuddled why Bolante was arrested and held. He is in a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement “processing center” in San Pedro, California.
American rushing bombs to Israel to help murder people in Lebanon (tags)
Makes you proud to be an Amerikan! Amerika the worlds number 1 terrorist!!!!! We're #1!! Heil Bush!!
Warnings she must heed: (tags)
All kinds of speculations have been aired since former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn Bolante was arrested in the United States for entering the country without a visa. Could his arrest be a US government warning shot to the Arroyo administration? Opposition voices are saying his arrest was made on the initiative of the Arroyo administration. They allege the administration does not want Bolante to come back to the Philippines and be forced to spill the beans in congressional investigations about his alleged diversion of P728 million from funds for fertilizers to be shared with farmers to President Arroyo’s 2004 campaign kitty. Both the Philippine and American governments are not forthcoming with details.
The real aims of the US-backed Israeli war against Lebanon (tags)
As the onslaught against Lebanon enters its tenth day, Israeli troops are poised for a full-scale invasion that has been prepared by murderous aerial bombardment, and the far-reaching imperialist aims of the war have become all too clear.
Chossudovsky interview: "Al-Qaeda Is a U.S.-sponsored Intelligence Asset" (tags)
Michel Chossudovsky, author of the international bestseller America's War on Terrorism, personally graced the jam-packed local launch of his latest book held at the Asian Center at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City last June 24. During the launch, he gave a lecture about the imminent danger of a U.S.-made nuclear catastrophe amid the Bush administration's preparations for war with Iran. Joel Garduce of Center for Anti-Imperialist Studies (CAIS) caught up with the director of the Centre for Research in Globalization (CRG) during his short weekend stay in the Philippines and conducted the following interview.
"Realist" as Swearword in Bush's Iraq Quagmire (tags)
The great historical crisis of the 1860s proeduced Abraham Lincoln; the "Great Depression" produced Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We can only hope the political system of the US will produce similar leading figures.
Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth: political posturing and the Democratic Party (tags)
Al Gore’s documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, is intended to serve one essential purpose: bolstering the environmental and supposedly liberal credentials of the Democratic Party and the former US vice president himself. Its aim, therefore, is not primarily to treat the very real environmental problems that it in part lays bare, but to create a new mechanism for ensuring that these problems cannot find a serious solution.
What's new about CUBA? (tags)
What's new about CUBA...
Bush Told Cheney to Discredit Wilson (tags)
Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington
Krauthammer Has It Wrong: The Constitution is for Peace and War (tags)
He and the President are trying to justify dictatorship on the cheap by claiming that “everybody does it” during wartime, and then things go back to normal…except there is no war now, and the fake “war’ on terror will never end.
Bush to pretend to obey Supreme Court decision and treat POWs fairly (tags)
U.S. will give detainees Geneva rights [well Bush will pretend to give them Geneva rights]
PHILIPPINES: Citizens' impeachment complaint against President Gloria Arroyo (tags)
AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) solons today formally endorsed the second impeachment complaint against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) as more citizens and groups filed their complaints against the president.
Major candidates in Mexican election offer no solution to the social crisis (tags)
On Sunday, July 2, Mexican voters will elect a new president and a new Congress. The election takes place under conditions of mounting class tensions, as hundreds of thousands of teachers, miners and other workers have taken to the streets. None of the major candidates in the presidential election genuinely addresses the needs of the masses for decent-paying jobs, improved living standards and social programs.
UNFIT TO LEAD THE WORLD (tags)
Appropriately, much has been made of the recent survey conducted by Foreign Policy and the Center for American Progress, which found that 84 percent (of the more than 100) of America's top foreign policy experts believed that the United States is not winning the war on terror. Not only do they dispute President Bush's insular and politically self-serving assertion that America is winning that war, they also "see a national security apparatus in disrepair and a government that is failing to protect the public from the next attack." [See "The Terrorism Index," July/August 2006]
Human rights in RP alarming — Oslo (tags)
A ranking Norwegian Foreign Ministry official has expressed alarm over the rise in political killings in the Philippines, describing the human rights situation in the country as “very difficult.” Speaking before a conflict and development seminar on the Philippines last June 20 in Oslo, Tore Hattrem, director general of the Section of Peace and Reconciliation of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, noted that the situation has stalled peace negotiations between the Arroyo administration and local communist rebels.
Philippines: Freedom from Gloria, Freedom from tyranny (tags)
One hundred and eight years ago, the Filipinos, declared independence from the oppressive control of the Spaniards, today AKBAYAN declares freedom from a homegrown tyrannical regime. "Taking into account the fact that the people of this country are already tired of bearing the exploitative rule of the elites led by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA), we say we have had enough of GMA," said AKBAYAN President Ronald Llamas today as the group joins protest actions in celebration of Independence Day.
Pentagon report on China highlights danger of nuclear war (tags)
One sinister aspect of the US Defence Department’s 2006 report on the Chinese military released last month is its discussion of nuclear policy. Overall, the document entitled “Annual Report to Congress: Military Power of the People’s Republic of China” marked a more aggressive US military stance toward China than in previous years. It identified the Chinese regime as a military rival and highlighted its growing defence spending, particularly its investment in advanced military technology (see: “Pentagon report targets China as a military threat”). For the first time since its publication began in 2001, the annual report tried to suggest that China is a growing nuclear threat to the US. In the context of the Bush administration’s doctrine of “pre-emptive war”, the shift indicates that the Bush administration and Pentagon are themselves preparing for nuclear war.
US Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35): End War in Iraq! Bring The Troops Home! (tags)
PRESS RELEASE: Waters is Chair of the Out of Iraq Caucus. The group explains its plans to end the war and to bring the troops home.
Bush's Baghdad Stunt (tags)
While reading about the exploits of Emperor Bush, who bravely flew in to war-torn Baghdad, Iraq and spent a whole six hours there without even providing the usual notice to, let alone securing the necessary approvals from, its so-called "sovereign" government, I was reminded of the remarkable words spoken to author Ron Suskind by a senior Bush advisor in the summer of 2002.
The Power of the Israel Lobby (tags)
Its Origins and Growth
Why Kill Zarqawi Instead of Capture Him? (tags)
Could it be the U.S. didn’t want him to talk about what he knew about the U.S. in Iraq and about the U.S. role in creating him.
Will Terrorist Attacks Be Launched During the World Cup? (tags)
Fundamental principles of the American republic were thrown overboard by Spygate, the current spying scandal.. The Bush admin-istration crossed the Rubicon when Bush set himself above the law in the course of the bugging scandal.
Comments on Greg Palast's New Book Armed Madhouse (tags)
PALAST EXPOSES US ELECTION FRAUD, CRIMES AGAINST IRAQ AND LOTS MORE
May Saw a "First" in the Anti-War Movement (tags)
"America's first woman GI to declare herself a conscientious objector, Katherine Jashinski, was denied a discharge and courtmartialed on May 23rd. She is serving a 120 day prison sentence."
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.
Who's Following the Money? (tags)
So where did all those missing billions wind up? Odds are, that money’s back here in the USA, and more than likely in the GOP.
SHAM US PROPOSAL TO IRAN EVOKES MEMORIES OF PAST SIMILIAR ONES (tags)
US PROPOSAL TO IRAN IS A SHAMELESS HOAX
SEC,Chris Cox:W Bush Cedes Presidential Stock Fraud Ops To DNI John Negroponte.Why ? (tags)
Intelligence Czar Can Waive SEC Rules Now, the White House's top spymaster can cite national security to exempt businesses from reporting requirements President George W. Bush has bestowed on his intelligence czar, John Negroponte, broad authority, in the name of national security, to excuse publicly traded companies from their usual accounting and securities-disclosure obligations. Notice of the development came in a brief entry in the Federal Register, dated May 5, 2006, that was opaque to the untrained eye. - Dawn Kopecki , BusinessWeek
Enabling Fascism: John Conyers is "Not Out To Impeach President" (tags)
While Conyers backs away from impeachment indicating that the allegations of misconduct are not proven, he is also trying to pass a law to stop Bush from illegal wiretapping...a law to force Bush to obey the law. Why is he making it seem as if the case for impeachment over illegal wiretapping has not been made when he knows that Bush has broken the law?
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.
Bush Administration Compelled to "Unseize" Pastors for Peace Aid for Cuba (tags)
Ten months after seizing 45 boxes of computers and supplies destined for disabled Cuban children, US Customs officials in Hidalgo TX are returning the aid to IFCO/Pastors for Peace, after the faith based group threatened a Federal lawsuit.
Constitutional crisis over FBI raid on US congressman (tags)
The conflict between the US Congress and the Bush administration over the FBI raid on US Representative William Jefferson’s congressional office has rapidly escalated into a constitutional crisis. The episode highlights the contempt with which the Bush administration views such fundamental issues as the separation of powers and the autonomy of the legislative branch. It also reveals the atmosphere of crisis and tension which pervades the American political system.
FBI stages unprecedented raid on congressman’s office (tags)
The FBI conducted a search of the office of Louisiana Representative William Jefferson over the weekend in what is the first such intrusion by an agency of the executive branch into the office of a sitting congressman in US history. In a press conference on Monday, Jefferson, a Democrat, denounced the raid as an “outrageous intrusion into the separation of powers.” The raid on Jefferson’s office in the Rayburn House Office Building on Saturday night was a politically motivated breach of constitutional boundaries aimed at asserting the power of the executive branch over the legislative. It is yet another political marker in the government’s moves towards dictatorial forms of rule.
The Bush Administration's Dual Loyalties (tags)
Since the long-forgotten days when the State Department's Middle East policy was run by a group of so-called Arabists, U.S. policy on Israel and the Arab world has increasingly become the purview of officials well known for tilting toward Israel. From the 1920s roughly to 1990, Arabists, who had a personal history and an educational background in the Arab world and were accused by supporters of Israel of being totally biased toward Arab interests, held sway at the State Department and, despite having limited power in the policymaking circles of any administration, helped maintain some semblance of U.S. balance by keeping policy from tipping over totally toward Israel. But Arabists have been steadily replaced by their exact opposites, what some observers are calling Israelists, and policymaking circles throughout government now no longer even make a pretense of exhibiting balance between Israeli and Arab, particularly Palestinian, interests.
Senate hearing on CIA nominee: Democrats rubberstamp Bush police-state spying (tags)
The Senate hearing Thursday on the nomination of General Michael Hayden to head the Central Intelligence Agency demonstrates the bipartisan congressional support for the Bush administration’s assault on the democratic rights of the American people. While there were scattered criticisms of the methods of the Bush administration, particularly its failure to consult with Congress, every senator on the Intelligence Committee accepted the premise that the United States is engaged in a “war on terror” and that the Bush administration’s escalation of domestic surveillance and wiretapping is a product of that war.
New Book Lays Out Impeachment Crimes and Impeachment Roadmap (tags)
Here are excerpts from our new book, `The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office,' just released by St. Martin's Press.
Paul Krugman on Medicare D (tags)
The Bush administration turns out to be the reverse Midas, everything it gets its hands on from reconstruction of New Orleans to drug reform turns to crud.
COMMENTS ON DAVID SIROTA'S NEW BOOK - HOSTILE TAKEOVER (tags)
Sirota shows how corporate cash corrupts government at all levels
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.
BTL:Bush Administration Accused of Distorting Science Like... (tags)
...No Other Administration ~ Interview with Lexi Shultz, Washington representative for Scientific Inquiry, at the Union of Concerned Scientists, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Shameless Commerce: US Policy Towards China and Taiwan (tags)
Bush’s passion for “exporting democracy” doesn’t apply where U.S. corporations think there’s money to be made in a repressive dictatorship.
The Price for Presidential Omnipotence (tags)
The ground rules have again been set for another Holy Crusade that may take generations to resolve in a peaceful manner.. Viewed in the light of their original purpose, the Crusades were failures.
Washington renews demand for cuts to Social Security, Medicare (tags)
The Bush administration, echoed by much of the mass media, seized upon reports released May 1 on the fiscal health of the Social Security and Medicare system to renew its demand for drastic cuts to these two major entitlement programs, thereby gutting retirement benefits and health care for older Americans. According to the reports, issued by the trustees of the programs’ trust funds, the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is projected to become insolvent by 2018, due largely to rapidly rising costs of American health care outstripping the payroll taxes that fund the program. The report on Social Security indicates that this program will be able to pay out 100 percent of benefits until 2040, when the trustees predict the fund will be exhausted—a year earlier than previous projections. After that it would be able to cover 74 percent of promised benefits out of revenues until 2080, when it would decline to 70 percent.
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.”
Excessive Profits Via the Bush Administration (tags)
Remember the Enron scandal? It seems small, now, doesn't it? Billions being bilked from California (and stashed in off-shore accounts) through a bogus energy crisis that we later were privy to emails and tapped phone conversations of. It was so unbelievable at the time.
No Nuclear Attack on Iran! (tags)
Wars are waged against people and not for social justice..There are more than two alter-natives: friend or enemy, victim or murderer.. All member states are obliged to a strict pro-hibition of force.
The latest offering from the Bush administration is a nuclear attack on Iran; after only a few years in power this insane administration is ready to wage nuclear warfare! If this is not cause for alarm then resign yourselves to your fate (lemmings).
Lawsuit details AT&T cooperation in illegal government spying on Americans (tags)
A lawsuit underway in a US district court in San Francisco charges telecommunications giant AT&T with violating the privacy of its customers by handing over massive amounts of data to the government. The class action lawsuit, filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of AT&T customers, is based on documents provided by a former AT&T employee that detail the company’s participation in the National Security Agency (NSA) warrantless spying program that was first revealed late last year.
Bush's Act of Treason (tags)
The president and his crazed gang of warmongers have put America gravely at risk by threatening first use of nuclear weapons against a non-nuclear power.
Wisconsin Towns Vote for Immediate US Military Withdrawal from Iraq (tags)
by wsws (reposted) On Tuesday, April 4, 32 communities in the state of Wisconsin voted on referenda calling for the immediate withdrawal of all American military forces from Iraq. Of these areas, 24 voted for immediate withdrawal, and eight voted against. In the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood, 70 percent voted for immediate withdrawal.
Winograd on the March (tags)
Progressive Demo Marcy Winograd Blocks Congresswoman Jane Harman from winning endorsement by local Democratic organization.
We are in a Chaos (tags)
American legitimacy is undermined. Hardly anyone believes in American morals any more. American credibility was shattered.. The present rests on errors of the past, lies and crimes. The Bush administration created a self-fulfilling prophecy with the Iraq invasion.
the Mosque Massacre was no Accident (tags)
The U.S. has been asked by Iraqi officials to quit running security operations. If that’s not an open invitation to go home, I don’t know what is. So why aren’t US forces packing up? Because Bush doesn’t really want a stable Iraqi government run by Shi’ias.
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.
Iran’s Oil Exchange threatens the Greenback (tags)
"The Bush administration will never allow the Iranian government to open an oil exchange (bourse) that trades petroleum in euros. If that were to happen, hundreds of billions of dollars would come flooding back to the United States crushing the greenback and destroying the economy. This is why Bush and Co. are planning to lead the nation to war against Iran. It is straightforward defense of the current global system and the continuing dominance of the reserve currency....."
Moussaoui Case Shows Why Guantanamo Tribunals are a Bad Idea (tags)
With no judge to keep the administration honest, the prisoners held at Guantanamo, many of them completely innocent, will be railroaded, perhaps to their deaths.
On March 18, Stop the “war on terrorism” by exposing the 911 Inside Job. (tags)
Do we really want to stop the slaughter that is taking place in Iraq? Do we really want to stop future wars in Syria, Iran and wherever else the globalists have set their sites to? Then we must expose the real perpetrators of 911 – elements within our own government who needed to fabricate a war for their global agenda.
International Women's Day in the Philippines (tags)
Women of different political groups and professions were present at the March. Thirteen major groups joined forces under the banner “Martsa ng Kababaihan”. Present in big numbers were members of Akbayan, LABAN ng MASA, Bayan, Black and White Movement, women advocate groups like Gabriela Women’s Party, Welga ng Kababaihan, and WomenSpeak. In an interesting twist of history, this was the first time that the women’s movements gathered together in a common cause since the Marcos dictatorship.
Iraq "Rendezvous": Cheney, "Bubble-boy" and Ahmadinejad Up the Ante (tags)
Listening to Vice President Cheney and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad exchange threats of war while both nations hover, like vultures, over the moribund carcass of Iraq's insurgency-racked shotgun democracy, I was reminded of David Low's famous 1939 cartoon, "Rendezvous." Mr. Low, you'll recall, depicted Hitler and Stalin as bloodthirsty tyrants, tipping their hats in salutation while standing over Poland's corpse. Thus, Hitler saluted Stalin: "The scum of the earth I believe?" Stalin replied: "The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?"
Veteran Says - Dishonorable Commander and Chief (tags)
author: Joseph DuRocher e-mail:e-mail: PDJWD@aol.com A Veteran's Letter to the President: "I Return Enclosed the Symbols of My Years of Service"
Truth and Deception in the Information War (tags)
With the global news streams, allied and friendly countries as well as the American media and people are disinformed.
Colombia: How Not to Negotiate a Trade Agreement (tags)
Article by Andres Mejia-Vergnaud, Executive Director of the Instituto Progreso ILP, Bogota, Colombia.
Bush's Bunker Crop of Bad News (tags)
With his supporters are slipping away as Iraq goes from horrible to worse, Bush seems to be looking for that White House bunker Nixon built.
Democrats in Congress Show Why They are so Useless (tags)
The supposed party of opposition is all worked up and ready to do battle over the silliest of things, while the whole country goes to hell.
"Accuracy in Media" Validates Goering's Axiom (tags)
Why, of course, the people don't want war...But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship
[Democratic] voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." --- Hermann Goering
Complete liberty of contradiction and disproving our opinion is the very condition which justifies us in assuming its truth for purposes of action; and on no other terms can a being with human faculties have any rational assurance of being right --- John Stuart Mill (from, On Liberty)
Those Who Can't be Fooled (tags)
At the Corretta Scott King funeral African-Americans spoke out against Bush's policies right to his face. They are the only group of Americans who never shy away from speaking the abosolute truth.
Marcy Winograd, peace activist, to challenge 36th District Rep. Jane Harman in Primaries (tags)
Marcy Winograd, teacher, peace activist and president of Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, has announced her decision to challenge 36th District Rep. Jane Harman in the Democratic Party primary!
Giving Iran the `Iraq Treatment' (tags)
People have fallen for the Bush propaganda but still do not support the long-planned aggressive invasion of the State. Nearly 7 of 10 of those surveyed say theya re concerned that the US will move prematurely to use force
Bush Protests-No MSM Airtime...Cartoon Protests-Tons of MSM Air (tags)
January saw a rash of demonstrations against the Bush Administration in the cold and rain but still there is no Main Stream Media coverage of any of those events.....not one word. News reports of protests over the cartoon of Mohamed, however, are everywhere, every day. The corporate media continues to close it's eyes to the growing dissent and calls for impeachment even by members of Congress. Many thousands of protesters in over 65 cities banged pots and pans and drums and chanted to drown out the State of the Union speech on Jan. 31.
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
Thretening with the Checkbook (tags)
In 1984 the US cancelled its membership in the UN organization for education, science and culture (UNESCO) Down-is-up America,. the land of reversible cups, harvests fear and mockery as long as arrogance marginalizes criticism in the multipolar world.
Cindy Sheehan: “Bush’s Presidency Is Illegitimate!” (tags)
Cindy Sheehan is back in Washington, D.C. She appeared at a Forum, on Jan. 30, 2006, proposing the impeachment of both President George W. Bush and his vice-president-in-mayhem, Dick Cheney. Sheehan believes Bush’s election in 2000, by the Supreme Court was illegitimate and that his abrogating to himself Congress’s war making powers to invade Iraq was unconstitutional. Congress won’t do anything, Sheehan said, “unless we make them” do it.
WILL IRAN BRING REVOLUTION INTO THE USA ? (tags)
Iran’s Oil Exchange Threatens the Greenback by Mike Whitney www.dissidentvoice.org January 24, 2006
When is a War Justified? (tags)
What is the future of the United Nations when its most powerful member treats it with contempt? The law is still the law even when it is broken.. The conflict over anticipatory self-defense is the real reason for the crisis of the UN, not the skirmish over reform.
IFCO/Pastors For Peace, Venceremos Brigade Update (tags)
As we begin to plan for this years caravans and brigades it's important to know where we currently stand in regards to "i know what you did last summer" and how we will continue to oppose the bad neighbor policies of this administration. Please join us for the 17th friendshipment coming to Los Angeles in June, Saludos!
What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us (tags)
There is an bill in Congress to investigate Bush for impeachable crimes. Did you know that? If not, maybe you should be asking your local media outlets why you don’t know about it.
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.
The Last Straw?.........It Should Be! (tags)
The administration is saying that huge damage was done to our intelligence gathering capabilities by the person who leaked the story to the NY Times.
Bush administration finalizes military attack on Iran (tags)
Bush administration finalizes military attack on Iran
George W. Falls (tags)
The unmistakable odor of failure hangs over Bush's so-called preventive war.. The Bush administration was increasingly overtaken by its own lies.. The majority of Americans in the course of 2005 noticed that president Bush stands naked,
Help! Al Qaeda Must Be Everywhere! (tags)
President Bush eliminated the need for warrants for NSA bugging jobs, but when the warrants are as easy to get as they are in the FISA courts, the only reason he’d do that is to keep the taps completely secret. And why would he want to do that?
An Incredible Day in America, Indeed—But, Will We Seize the Day, Or Let It Pass? (tags)
Bush has committed an impeachable crime in authorizing domestic surveillance without a court-issued warrant, and has, in conjunction with Congress, legitimized torture for the first time in US history.
Petition To Prosecute U.S. War Criminals (tags)
Prosecute U.S. War Criminals!
“From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” (tags)
UPdated RePort: ....! increasing art-threat level to... *Educationally EnChanTinG*....... ........greetings,.... a lengthy labor of love, sharing a salient, timely,..'associative' Composition on the story of NOW...___________- **** “From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” ****..........It appears some Senate Republicans are suspiciously reluctant to investigate this 21st century war. They would relinquish any oversight role, -reviewing the commitment of money, resources and lives, to a foreign entanglement of highly dubious merit, justness, legality and beyond the determination of 'correctness', Illegality- because we are talking about right and wrong , Good OR Bad HERE....Morality.......... .........I believe seperation of powers, checks & balances assign this OverSight function to the Senate, so they become duty-bound by their oath of office to proceed, to simply respect, carry out and honor the law. ...........Besides are they not 'elected' public servants?... and right now almost 2/3rds of America believe the country was misled, deceived, manipulated and spooked with a calculated slick PR campaign to embroil the US into death and destruction, a fiasco and a wrong, the public wants no part of. ...........We say this government is not serving or respecting the People's wishes, and CALLS to demand and an about-face correction should begin to be set in motion !...forthrightly............ ........*arguments, actions, 'positions' a result and concern for narrow self or factional interests? OR a responsibilty to act out of a need to be concerned for the broad National Interest, what is just? and best for the 'whole' ?.............. .........When will we proceed with the creation of the Better World?......... ____________________________ ..things fall apart..the center cannot hold...mere anarchy is.. l o o s e d upON The Word,...The WORLD. The Blood-Dimmed Tide is L O O S E D! ...and Everywhere...the CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE..is DR O w n e d.
Terrorism comes to Duke (tags)
The ISM at Duke: The Saga Continues
BUSH WORLD - TOO MANY STATES (tags)
A scathing indictment of Bush-Cheney policy broadly with a special focus on the Iraq war and in a little historical context.
The “awful truth” is at hand. (tags)
"The article below is a brutal message of betrayal. More than 2100 U.S. families are suffering indescribable loss as a direct consequence of this massive deception, while the “losses” for the people of Iraq are simply unimaginable."
CALL FOR FREEDOM WHILE YOUR OWN HOUSE IS WITH SIN
BTL:Some Congressional Democrats Now Push for White House Accountability on... (tags)
...False Pre-Iraq War Claims ~ Interview with U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y. conducted by Between the Lines' Richard Hill
The 3162...a Patriot Act (tags)
A free, progressive, three act play of protest
Cascadian Forest Battles (tags)
Forest defense actions grow in Oregon, Bush delists marbled murrelets, Alaskan Tongass threats, Karen Coulter slandered, Ingmar Lee the Egotist gone from cathedral grove
What Country Was He Tallking About? (tags)
Anti-democratic? Fear-mongering? Socially divisive? Unable to accept blame for his errors? Are we talking about Hugo Chavez or George Bush?
Email Campaign and Venezuela Solidarity Day (tags)
"Run Amok" Judith Miller Goes Down in Plames...er, Flames (tags)
The Times own reporters, in a story on her case, exposes her as a liar and a shill for the Bush war machine. Even her colleagues are dissing her.
Bush Administration in a Budget Dilemma (tags)
The continuation of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will lead to a doubling of the budget deficit in the next ten years..In 2006 the reduction or elimination of 150 federal programs is lined up.
UN cannot be reformed: Chavez tells people of US to fight for socialism (tags)
LAPD estimate that 15,000 people participated in anti-war march (tags)
In Los Angeles, police estimated 15,000 people participated in a raucous 1 1/2 -mile march from Olympic Boulevard and Broadway to Los Angeles and Temple streets, where speakers such as actor Martin Sheen and state Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) took to a stage and railed against the Bush administration. Organizers said that as many as 50,000 protesters were on hand.
“Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!” - Max Cleland (tags)
On Sept. 15, 2005, a Congressional “Forum” was held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It was chaired by anti-Iraqi War advocate, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). She accused the Bush-Cheney Gang of creating a “bloody and ruinous debacle,” in Iraq, and that it was long past the time to discuss exit strategies. Max Cleland, a witness at the Forum and a Vietnam War veteran, and ex-U.S. Senator, said, “Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!”
PRESIDENT INDICTED (tags)
FEDERAL GRAND JURY DIGGING DEEP INTO BUSH CRIMES
Roberts' bad decision (tags)
JUST FOUR DAYS before the Bush administration named John G. Roberts Jr. to fill retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court, the District of Columbia federal appeals court decided a case called Hamdan vs. Rumsfeld. In a crucial victory for the administration, the court upheld President Bush's creation of special military tribunals for trials of alleged terrorists and denied them the protection of the Geneva Convention. Roberts was one of the judges who decided that case, but he should have recused himself.
We need another "DAISY GIRL" advertisement to STOP BUSH (tags)
President Bush's Pentagon is now calling for the use of nuclear weapons to attack terrorists. What could be done with a few bullets the Bush administration wants to use nuclear weapons which could kill millions of innocent human beings.
what REALLY happened in New Orleans!?!? (tags)
is this what really happened in new orleans? i wonder....
Katrina Open Letter to Radical/Progressive Community (tags)
Introspective call for mutual aid to victims of both Katrina and a failed system of government.
Hurricane Katrina Confronts Imperialism (tags)
Some thoughts about the catastrophe in New Orleans
While Bush prevaricates, Venezuela offers help to US poor (tags)
Baghdad on the Big Muddy (tags)
There seems to be an MO for how this White House handles urban crises: let the place descend into chaos and anarchy and only then go in. Could there be method to this madness?
Hurricane Katrina and Synthetic Terrorism: Beware, America. (tags)
The leadership of the United States is literally a criminal syndicate operating in the service of a ruling class that is even more iniquitous. For the administration’s purposes, the expansion of America’s imperial war across the globe is not simply a chimerical pursuit for its own sake. It is a necessity, without which—in their view—American “primacy” will be eroded. In view of the U.S. administration’s determination, no catalytic event—however criminal—can be regarded as above the scope of its capability.
Bush Policy: Making the World Safe...for Nukes (tags)
By invading countries unilaterally, and by threatening countries without nukes while negotiating with, or even having friendly relations with those that have them, the Bush administration is courting nuclear disaster. -----------------
Washington Plays into the Hands of the Mullah (tags)
"In fact, political control in Iraq seems to be slipping away from Washington.. Before the 2003 Gulf invasion, so-called Middle East experts emphasized that a genuine cooperation between Iraqi and Iranian Shiites would never occur.."
Emergency Protest: Donald Rumsfeld in LA - Tomorrow, Thurs, 8/4, 11 am (tags)
PROTEST WAR CRIMINAL DONALD RUMSFELD IN LA TOMORROW!
Cynthia McKinney Reopens 911 Cover-Up (tags)
Help Rep. McKinney in revealing the truth about 911. This issue needs to be brought to the forefront immediately.
Press release about 7/23 Downing Street Teachin (tags)
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Featured Speaker at Teach-In On Downing Street Memo This Saturday
A Mom's FYI: Reality Bites (tags)
Kucinich: New Urgency to bipartisan efforts to pass "Homeward Bound" (tags)
Last night’s nationally televised speech by the President made it clear we are in Iraq for time indefinite...Withdrawal from Iraq has never been in the Administration’s plans - not when the war was being planned, nor during its execution. The occupation in "sovereign" Iraq will continue unless we stop it. We are building several permanent military bases in Iraq. "We will stay in Iraq as long as we are needed, and not a day longer," the President said last night. When the Administration ties Iraq into the "War on Terror" the war never has to end. It then becomes a steady source of cash for the 20,000 "private contractors" in Iraq
SPFPA Fights to Unionize 500 Airport Screeners (tags)
500 KC SCREENERS VOTE TO UNIONIZE WITH SPFPA AFTER 2 YEAR BATTLE
Ann Wright on the Follies of Bush’s War (tags)
One of the unsung heroes of the opposition to the Iraqi War is Ann Wright. Rather than support the war, she resigned her position with the State Dept. on March 19, 2003. Ms. Wright, a career diplomat for over 16 years, who had also served in the military, believes the Downing Street Memos have plenty of ammunition in them to support impeachment proceeding against President George W. Bush and criminal charges against others in his administration.
Critique Of Pure Treason: (tags)
IMPEACH BUSH...NOW!!! BRING OUR TROOPS HOME...NOW!!!
1,400 at D.C. meet say 'Take Back America' (tags)
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of protesters, chanting "Hands off my Social Security" and "Not wise to privatize," marched to the White House in the rain June 3.
BTL:Grassroots Movement Works to Focus Public Attention on... (tags)
...Downing Street Memo that Reveals Bush Administration's Dishonest Justification for Iraq War ~ Excerpt of speech Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange, produced by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Bush's Abuse of Power (tags)
The First Amendment, once the steward and protector of our freedom of speech..is being relentlessly reduced to oblivion, a near-forgotten dinosaur.
Stratcom: One-Stop Shopping for Bush War Plans (tags)
Bush is likely to get us into more wars. Since critics are now aware that we were lied to about the reasons for the war on Iraq, he will have to start the next war so quickly that no debate is possible. Stratcom makes this possible.
ISRAEL TO BUSH: READ MY LIPS (tags)
This article warns America about the danger in it's present policy toward Israel.
The American Demise (tags)
As the war drums of the Bush Administration drone into background noise, a growing number across the globe turn their eyes to the USA itself. The view becomes a prelude to the upcoming horror feature of this planets history - the Day America Turns on Herself!
In the fight for the future, CEOs are MIA (tags)
America faces a huge set of challenges if it is going to retain its competitive edge. As a nation, we have a mounting education deficit, energy deficit, budget deficit, health care deficit and ambition deficit. The administration is in denial on this..
BTL:Posada Carriles Case Exposes Bush Administration's Double Standard on... (tags)
...Terrorism ~ Interview with Jane Franklin, author of "Cuba and the United States: A Chronological History," conducted by Between the Lines' Denise Manzari
Why Such Drastic Changes Sought by Neo-cons? (tags)
Of course it is the inevitable, looming oil crisis that awaits the US (because of her thirst for oil) that has given this Administration the justification to invade Iraq on the "pack of lies" (1. Honorable George Galloway) that came out of this White House. That, although not justified in many people's minds, is pretty much understood by the rank and file.
Villaraigosa has made a point of stressing his interest in governing from the center (tags)
Villaraigosa's associates say he too will cultivate a network of well-respected advisors outside City Hall to guide him on such issues as education reform, transportation planning and economic development. Among them are likely to be former Assembly speaker and mayoral candidate Bob Hertzberg, former Metropolitan Transportation Authority board member Nick Patsaouras and entrepreneur and former national Democratic Party official Ari Swiller.
Bush's democratic rhetoric sets the middle east on fire (tags)
Battling the windmills while Iraq burns By RAMZY BAROUD Special to The Japan Times DOHA, Qatar -- Cast aside the nonsensical rhetoric about U.S. President George W. Bush's ostensibly successful efforts to bolster democratic tendencies "sweeping" the Middle East, and you'll discover that the facts are not so rosy, with Iraq remaining the most horrific reminder. Bush seems to reside over an entirely different world reality when he adamantly presents himself as a visionary whose uppermost concerns are freedom and democracy worldwide, with due emphasis on the Middle East.
Intelligence Committee in Maneuver to Pass Even Worse PATRIOT Act (tags)
With no announcement, the Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a closed door session to approve a version of the Patriot Act that would be even worse than the present act being considered by the Judiciary Committee. The hand of the White House seems to be behind the sneaky maneuver.
The Bush Administration and Iraqi Oil (tags)
The government tried at first to withhold details about the advisors of the 2001 Energy Plan.. The US remains a prisoner of its energy crisis.. Iraq remains a destabilizing factor that hinders the oil flow from the Middle East to the international markets.
Students, faculty, community, native groups resist US military hegemony in the Pacific (tags)
Since 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, a coalition of Native Hawaiian groups, students, faculty, anti-war activists, environmentalists, and religious organizations have joined forces to occupy the University of Hawaii administration building, to demand the University cease all work on a secret Navy research project, UARC. This secret research is for the development of space-based laser systems, surveillance technologies, and sea-based mines. Live Webcam of the protest: http://stopuarc.ww.com/ Since September 11, 2001, the US military has embarked on its largest expansion onto Hawa'ian land, since World War II. The Army plans to take 28,000 acres of this precious land to station a Stryker Brigade.
‘No nukes, no war!’ (tags)
NEW YORK — The worldwide movement to end nuclear weapons, energized and united with the antiwar movement, is converging here for a month of actions. Kicking it off is a May 1 mass “No Nukes! No Wars!” march. On May 2, the United Nations opens a review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which aims to curb and eventually eliminate these weapons of mass destruction.
Nonviolent Protesters Occupy Univ. of Hawaii admin bldg, demand end to military R&D center (tags)
Nonviolent protesters have occupied the administration building of the Univ of Hawaii, calling for end to military weapons development facility. http://www.stopuarc.info Live Webcam: http://stopuarc.ww.com/
Host a WMD House Party! (tags)
Invite friends and neighbors for a viewing of “WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception”. This award-winning documentary takes a critical look at the war in Iraq that the mainstream media didn’t want you to see – the PR war to sway the hearts and minds of the American people.
C-Span Explodes 9/11 Truth Blackout! Will Broadcast David Griffin's UW-Madison T (tags)
This article is from the Madison IMC.
Bush's Torture Tort Reform: Don't Sue, Don't Get Sued (tags)
So why did the Bush administration go to court and oppose a judgement ordering Iraq to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to 17 captured Americans tortured by Saddam back in the first Gulf War? He had to! If he’d gone along, hundreds of people tortured by U.S. forces in the current “War on Terror” could turn around and sue the U.S. government. ---------------------------------------
The Beginning of the End? Notes on David Ray Griffin's 9-11 talk (tags)
author: David Patnode David Ray Griffin author of The New Pearl Harbor, gave a talk recently at Uni of Wisconsin
US Economy in Freefall (tags)
Any realistic analysis of the Bush Administration and it's impact on the US and Global economy indicates that the US Dollar is being demolished. - Greensplat
BREAKING: Graphic texts of Guantanamo detainees' stories released in court papers (tags)
BREAKING: Graphic texts of Guantanamo detainees' stories released in court papers - Warning: unimaginable tales of horror In a development the Bush administration had hoped to avoid, the stories of about 60 detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base have spilled out in court papers.
Veterans for Peace Joins 'Impeach Bush & Dick' Campaign (tags)
This article is from the Binghamton IMC: by Bing IMC ST. LOUIS--On March 30, a national veterans’ organization called for the removal of President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney for crimes the group charges were committed during the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
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.
U.S ADMITS DISASTEROUS FLAWS IN IRAQI WMD (tags)
WASHINGTON - A damning report by a presidential commission concluded Thursday that the United States knows "disturbingly little" about nuclear and biological threats from dangerous adversaries, years after the Sept. 11 attacks and the nation's intelligence missteps on Iraqi weapons.
Giuliana Sgrena Shooting: 'Payment' for Ransom? (tags)
In media pieces and conversations with Italian sources, there's a new twist to the Iraq episode wounding journalist and former-hostage Sgrena, killing Italian intelligence agent Nicola Calipari. European thought exists that the incident was 'payment' for ransoming hostages.
Clergy and laity say: Feed the hungry, end the war (tags)
WASHINGTON — Peace and religious groups converged on the Capitol March 14 to demand that Congress vote down President Bush’s war budget and restore funds to health care, education, housing and other human needs programs.
GOP Agenda Shreds Disabled Housing (tags)
The GOP Is About To Shred The Nation's Housing Assistance Programs!
Bush sending propaganda to local news (tags)
This is an article from the NYC IMC by FreePress.net: Stop the propaganda sent by the Bush administration to your local news channels!
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?
BTL:Bush Administration May Reject Ratification of... (tags)
...International Tobacco Control Treaty ~ Interview with Derek Yach, one of the principle drafters of the International Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Sign Petition- Save Housing Assistance Programs (tags)
Sign Petition To Save Low-Income Housing!
BTL:Bush Administration Establishes New License for Publishing Projects in... (tags)
...Cuba, But with Strings Attached ~ Interview with attorney Michael Krinksy, conducted by Between the Lines' Denise Manzari
Open Letter to the People of the United States (tags)
We are seeking that you get your leaders to stop financing our sufferings, the demise of our efforts toward democracy and the atrocities being committed against our underprivileged citizens of Cité Soleil, La Saline, Bélair etc.
War Damages in Iraq (tags)
Gulf War One soldiers denied justice by the courts and the Bush Administration
United States government, 2005: If it walks like a goose… (Part II) (tags)
Part I (http://www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/020905Drolette/020905drolette.html) compared Bush administration actions to the first seven of fourteen “basic characteristics” Laurence W. Britt claims (in his article “Fascism Anyone?”) typify fascistic regimes. Here’s a similar look at the list’s back end:
$9B Goes Missing In Iraq-Huge Sum Disappears Without A Trace (tags)
This article is from the Wash. DC IMC: By: Helen Thomas Profiteering from the Iraq war is not a surprise, especially in light of the Bush administration’s pandering to the military-industrial complex. But some Democratic lawmakers are concerned that profiteering may have achieved stratospheric dimensions in the case of the $9 billion that is missing from the sale of Iraqi oil.
UFPJ: End war, bring troops home now! (tags)
Over 450 participants from throughout the country adopted a new strategic framework setting UFPJ’s top priority as ending the war and winning a complete U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.
$9B Goes Missing In Iraq-Huge Sum Disappears Without A Trace (tags)
Profiteering from the Iraq war is not a surprise, especially in light of the Bush administration’s pandering to the military-industrial complex. But some Democratic lawmakers are concerned that profiteering may have achieved stratospheric dimensions in the case of the $9 billion that is missing from the sale of Iraqi oil.
United States government, 2005: If it walks like a goose… (Part I) (tags)
To see how the Bushies stack up against former regimes of a particular bent, read on.
$9 Billion is ’Missing’, and Republicans Refuse to Investigate (tags)
Certain Congresspeople are refusing to investigate this theft of $9 billion, doesn’t that make them accessories to the crime? According to The Constitution, it is the duty of Congress to investigate these crimes. Their purpose is to provide ’checks and balances’ to the Executive Branch, expressly to be something other than a horde of rubber stamp lemmings.
Where are all the resignations of editors from news organizations that ran Bush propaganda (tags)
When CBS goofed up, people were fired and quit in disgrace. But when dozens, maybe hundreds of news outfits run Bush administration-made propaganda posing as legitimate news reports, nobody has to resign. What gives here?
False Pride of the "Super Outlaw State" (tags)
"Although few Americans realize that their country was the first to commit genocide, ethnic cleansing and use forced death marches, these historical facts didn't escape the Third Reich and Adolph Hitler. He admired the American government for their efficiency"
Gannongate threatens to expose a huge GOP pedophile and male prostitution ring (tags)
Folks, this is THE issue that we can CRUCIFY the Bushites with.
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
Will Dean Make a Difference? (tags)
With Dean at the head of the Democratic Party, will it wtop being a confrontation-averse, Republican-aping, corporate-cash wheedling…and election-losing opposition, or will it start fighting back? The Social Security battle will be a good place to find out whether Dean can still yell.
Kucinich: Proposed Social Security price indexing would slash benefits (tags)
Kucinich added that while much attention has been focused on private accounts, price indexing, once understood by both the media and the American people generally, will create such an uproar that it will jeopardize not only the Administration’s plans, but could create great political risk for members supporting the plans.
Bush budget assailed as ‘war’ on people (tags)
The 2006 budget Bush sent to Capitol Hill Feb. 7 ratchets up military spending 5 percent, to $419 billion from $400 billion in the current budget.
Bush Quiz (tags)
If the global terrorists including those in White House do not succeed in the next years in wiping out human civilization and culture, the second part of our puzzle will be published in Ossietzky in 2008 at the inaugu-ration of Bush's brother and successor Jeb.
Hypocrisy at Long Beach Library (tags)
Mountebank administrators install filters on internet computers, urge staff to turn in the names of Arab patrons to the cops, then congratulate themselves for being against censorship.
Set the date! Time to bring the troops home (tags)
Lawmakers rejected Bush’s boast in his State of the Union address that the Jan. 30 election in Iraq vindicates his war policy.
Because We Could (tags)
President Bush sold himself as the "anti-Clinton". With the invasion of Iraq, the two are more alike then he knows.
BTL:White House Campaign to Privatize Social Security Based on... (tags)
...Phony Crisis ~ Interview with economist John Miller, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Bush's secret journalistic payroll keeps getting longer (tags)
Word that the Bush administration has been paying journalistic shills to pimp for its programs tells us something about the state of the media, but also about those programs: they don’t stand up to genuine scrutiny and need paid propaganda to sell them to the public.
AntiWarAntiBush Movement (tags)
Photographs at the inaugual night demonstration - LA Federal Bldg
The Phony Social Security Crisis (tags)
Bush's Phony Social Security Crisis Gains National Attention!
A Petition To Ask For Rumsfeld's Resignation (tags)
Please sign the petiton by visiting the link & forward it to everyone you know.
100 Facts and 1 Opinion (tags)
From the Purple States to your brain
Strategy for Coping With The Bush Problem (tags)
Hang on to Your Waqllet! Don't Let Them Touch Social Security! (tags)
The administration and congress are pushing a huge scam, claiming Social Security is in trouble and needs to be destroyed in order to save it. Don’t believe a word of it. After all, when’s the last time you can remember a Republican doing anything nice for a poor person voluntarily?
Censored 2005: The Top 25 Censored Media Stories of 2003-2004 (tags)
Fred Burks of WantToKnow is fairly consistent in relevant informative articles exposure. http://www.WantToKnow.info/
Apocalypse Soon (tags)
With multiple crises—war, budget deficits and a collapsing dollar—on the horizon, the holier-than-thou Bush administration in the second term is likely to find itself facing a disaster of biblical proportions.
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.
"Are USA Citizens Tired of Democracy?" A Response to the Presidential Elections (tags)
Reprint with correction: Joseph McCarthy, not Eugene McCarthy, used threats to cripple the democratic process. With sincere apologies. . . . The public’s tolerance of flagrant violations of candidates’ and voters’ rights indicates yet another instance where sacrifice of individual rights has become acceptable, with the assumption, I suppose, that it will always be the other fellow’s rights that are sacrificed . . .
ppalled by L.A. Times (tags)
All of us who have resisted the Bush administration’s militaristic and illegal invasions are “insurgents.” We will hold George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, et. al., accountable for every single death that they cause, and we will continue to demand the truth from the press.
IN THE TIME OF KINGS, THE PEASANTS SHARPEN THEIR KNIVES: Anarchists and the 2004 Election (tags)
A statement on the 2004 elections by a Anarchist-Communist point of view that analyzes the reasons to reject the reformist pro-Kerry stance and puts forward an alternative vision of building popular and revolutionary movements.
From COINTELPRO to the Patriot Act: The long battle for justice and civil liberties (tags)
Jailed Black Panther calls for amnesty
A letter in the interest of the America we love (tags)
A letter in the interest of the America we love
A Bush pre-election strike on Iran 'imminent (tags)
CONDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR KERRY (tags)
Why we should hold our noses and vote for Kerry to engage a potentially more moderate administration.
FREE FAHRENHEIT 9/11 MOVIE SCREENING @ SADDLEBACK!!! (tags)
FREE FAHRENHEIT 9/11 MOVIE SCREENING @ SADDLEBACK!!! (tags)
A Bush Pre-Election Strike On Iran 'Imminent' (tags)
According to White House and Washington Beltway insiders, the Bush administration, worried that it could lose the presidential election to Senator John F. Kerry, has initiated plans to launch a military strike on Iran's top Islamic leadership, its nuclear reactor at Bushehr on the Persian Gulf, and key nuclear targets throughout the country, including the main underground research site at Natanz in central Iran and another in Isfahan. Targets of the planned U.S. attack reportedly include mosques in Tehran, Qom, and Isfahan known by the U.S. to headquarter Iran's top mullahs.
CBC Airs Documentary: The World According to Bush (tags)
Download and watch this excellent documentary on the Bush Administration which complements and supports Michael Moore's film, Farenheit 911.
Command from Above: Book Review (tags)
"Are there justified reasons for US bashing? Never has a US administration taken as little pains to veil its true interests as the administration of George W. Bush.. A messianic-aggressive rhetoric spread which is the real reason for the estrangement between Europe and the US.."
Ronald Reagan's Legacy (tags)
"For the richestg 1%, the Reagan tax cuts were pure elixer.. Reagan's budgets slashed social spending. Domestic discretionary spending was the special target.. Hardest hit were programs for low-income Americans.."
There's a Draft in the Air All Right (tags)
Bush and the Republican Congress are frantically trying to squelch rumors that the government is getting ready to bring back the Draft, but the reality is, they’ll have to do it before too long.
Bush Doesn’t Want 4 More Years (tags)
When President Bush debated John Kerry last week in Florida, he basically told the American people: 1) I really do not want to be president for another four years, 2) I really do not know how to deal with the mess my administration has got us into, and 3) I can not sincerely defend the performance of my administration's past four years. He did not exactly say these things verbatim, but his heart sent these messages.
Bush Beats Brutal Competition to Become Al-Qaida’s “Man of the Year” (tags)
Isn’t it funny how the guy who talks the most about defeating terrorists has done the absolute worst job of doing it? Well, no, it’s not, and what’s even more so not funny is that, if the U.S. gets hit again before the election, it would probably condemn us to another four years of the same bad routine. For more details, read on.
3rd Anniversary of the War on Terrorism in Afghanistan (tags)
Vigil @ Westwood Federal Building to stand in Solidarity with the Afghan People
Kucinich calls on House to Hold Bush Accountable (tags)
"I believe that this subcommittee must excercise its oversight powers to the fullest and hold the Bush administration accountable for its decisions particularly where the use of force is concerned."
JOHN KERRY SPEAKS OUT: Time to Bring the Troops Home from Hell (tags)
This important speech is being suppressed by the corporate media - the only place you are likely to find an intact copy is on the indymedia.
A Trinity of Evil: George Bush, Big Oil, 9-11 (tags)
As more documents concerning 9-11 surfaces, it is becoming increasing clear the top officials in the Bush administration were at least complicit if not an active participants in the attacks. There is enough evidence now to bind George W. Bush, big oil companies and 9-11 into a trinity of evil. By allowing the 9-11 attacks to take place unhindered Bush and all of his top advisers are guilty of the mass murder of over 3000 innocent people.
America a Police State? No, Not Yet (tags)
There are certainly serious assaults on First Amendment freedoms underway, but the problem with prematurely characterizing America as a police state is that it plays right into the Bush/Rove/Ashcroft strategy of instilling fear in the public.
Kucinich Calls on House to Hold Bush Accountable! (tags)
Mounting evidence points to Iraq as a collosal failure with little hope for improvement. Dennis Kucinich has called for the House Subcommittee to hold hearings in open session to investigate the lies before the war, and those affecting current policies in iraq. Make a difference- Write one email and have it faxed to the entire subcommittee. Demand accountability. Click Read More and Email them now, it only takes a second to contact 6 congresspeople today.
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
STOP Bush’s drive to shred the Constitution (tags)
DESTROY AIPAC (tags)
WHATS WRONG WITH AMERICA? AIPAC IS WHATS WRONG WITH AMERICA....DESTROY IT!
Lessons on democdracy from Bush? (tags)
Those with a sensitive gag reflex should probably avoid reading about George Bush’s criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposals to cut back on democracy in his country in the name of fighting terrorism.
About that Missing and Misspent $87 Billion: Kerry Was Right to Vote No (tags)
Most of the money was supposedly “for the troops” but reports from the front of shortages of everything from bullets to bullet-proof vests suggest it was shifted elsewhere, while the $18 billion designated for rebuilding Iraq is, for the most part, AWOL. Instead of explaining his vote, Kerry should be blasting the Bush administration for corruption and incompetence in misusing the money.
‘TRAGIC MILESTONE’ U.S. deaths in Iraq pass 1,000 mark (tags)
Bush policies not making us safer As George W. Bush and Dick Cheney claimed their policies were making Americans safer, the death toll of U.S. soldiers in Iraq topped 1,000.
Massive NY march (tags)
What Democracy Looks Like (tags)
The Republican National Convention, Voting, and The War on Terror
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.
The Costs of the Iraq War Shock the US Public (tags)
"If Bush wins again, the attack is the best defense delusion threatens and the realiza-tion of the self-fulfilling prophecy of the American rightwing that sees a coming clash of civilizations between Islam and the West."
BUSH: The Spoons have been found! (tags)
They were hidden in the Elephant's Trunk!
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.."
Bush is his own Enemy (tags)
"In the slipstream of the Iraq war, he carried out one of the greatest tax gifts for the economic elites in the history of the country. He cut pensions and income support and promoted the privatization of schools and the health system. He cut the pay of soldiers.."
AUG. 29, 2004 GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION (tags)
International call for solidarity
Drawing A Line In The Sand: Bush & The Election (tags)
Shortly after Bush stole the 2000 election, I wrote an article in which I suggested that it might be wise to consider the purchase of an AK47 as an investment. Today those words sound strangely prophetic, yet eerie alien.
BTL:Influenced by Hard-core Exile Groups, Bush Imposes New Sanctions Against~ (tags)
~Cuba~Interview with Wayne Smith, senior fellow with the Center for International Policy, conducted by Between the Lines' Denise Manzari
Groupthink and the slide into fascism (tags)
On July 9th the Senate Intelligence Committee blamed "groupthink" as the basis for the Iraq War's false premises. But a noted psychologist and an eminent political scientist warn of US fascism, this front-page article revealing the reality of present circumstances.
Bush and Science at Loggerheads (tags)
Barriers to research and claims of suppressed data sully interactions between researchers and the Bush administration.
Profit over Science (tags)
"The shortsighted criminality of capitalist society is clear. Mentally deficient and motor handicapped babies will be born becauwse the political state is an instrument of powerful industrial interests.."
Feminists Silent on Freedom for Iraqi Women (tags)
US: Patriotic pride and fear (tags)
Exploring questions of societal madness and contemporary fascism, Goldstein interviews political scientist Michael Parenti and psychologist Daniel Burston.
US Taxpayer: Your itemized bill for the Iraq Occupation (tags)
Findings by the Institute for Policy Studies and Foreign Policy in Focus: over 9,000 Iraqi civilians were killed; al-Qaeda's membership stands at 18,000; costs will exceed $3,400 for every US household.
Preventive Warriors (tags)
The NSS two years later.
The Secrete War of Laos (tags)
The Secret War of Laos, Bombies and Abugrave What Does it all mean?
'No top terrorists at Guantanamo' (tags)
Senior American intelligence and military officials directly contradicted the Bush administration yesterday, saying not a single detainee at Guantanamo Bay was a high-ranking terrorist.
Remember all those Gitmo Terrorists...well (tags)
Bush regime caught lying again its becoming pathological, this time its about "the worst of a very bad lot," Vice President Dick Cheney has called them, the "terrorists" held at Guantánamo Bay .
Torture(d) Logic (tags)
Q: What’s worse (much worse, actually) than a U.S. Attorney General tussling with U.S. Senators over a definition of torture? A: Finding out the U.S. government has actively sought a way to commit it. Can anything be done to counter this insanity? There’d better be, for our country’s soul depends on it.
Heralding the arrival of End Times for Bush (tags)
"who can miss the delicious irony that one of the most corrupt and lying administrations of modern times is now taking the unprecedented step of trying to get their religious backers to bring politics to their pulpits."
""Our security has been weakened" (tags)
General Merrill McPeak, Air Force chief of staff under the first President Bush, says, until recently, he considered himself a loyal Republican -- “in 2000 I was a veteran for Bush. This administration has gone away from me [departed from my beliefs], not vice-versa"
MoveOn Finally Targets Cheney/Halliburton (tags)
Former Diplomats, Retired Military Leaders to Call for Bush Ouster (tags)
Among the group are 20 ambassadors, appointed by both Democratic and Republican presidents, other former State Department officials and military leaders whose careers span three decades.
An Investigation into the Bush Administration's Misuse of Science (tags)
"Withholding of vital environmental information is getting to be a bad habit with the Bush administration." -- Republicans for Environmental Protection
I'll Piss On His Grave (tags)
With the death of Ronald Reagan the world will now face a weeklong orgy of grandiloquent of US military power and American Imperialism. Reagan was a cold-blooded murderer, a union busting parasite, con artist, and a good liar. Reagan was evil personified, he can rot in hell.
The Reagan Legacy (tags)
Usually, I am very reluctant to criticize the dead. However, since the corporate media seem so fervent in their desire to glorify Ronald Reagan and will probably do so for weeks, if not months, I believe an alternative perspective is only fair.
Corporate Greed In Health (tags)
Some short notes from health care column in the Peoples Weekly World on corporate greed in health care.
N.M. vets bash Bush's record on benefits (tags)
"I see firsthand the lack of support associated with (Bush) budget cuts. I've had two supervisors leave and neither has been replaced. They just consolidate the positions and absorb the budget. And those people over there are not taking coffee breaks. They're backed up."
Rep. Becerra On Iraq War (tags)
Becerra tells voters Rumsfeld has to go, no blank check for Iraq war, no to draft--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
White House Insiders Fear Bush has Become Mentally Ill (tags)
It appears that there is good reason to remove Bush from office immediately - his mental state is deteriorating dangerously.
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists: Mobilize the vote (tags)
Bush lies ‘coming and going,’ CBTU leader charges
Coming Soon: The Return of the Draft, a Bipartisan Production (tags)
Barring a sudden reversal in the direction of US foreign policy, a strong bipartisan push to reinstate the draft can be expected soon after the November elections. Whether or not Bush wins is irrelevant. The logic of empire requires more boots on the ground, and conscription looks like the only way to get them.
Prominent U.S. Jews, Israel blamed for start of Iraq war (tags)
WASHINGTON - As the argument in the United States over the necessity of the war in Iraq and the manner in which it was waged intensifies, and as the presidential election date draws nearer, those who have tried to accuse Israel or the U.S. Jews of pushing the administration into battle are once again sounding their voices. In the American Jewish community, they warn it could get worse.
Politicizing the War (tags)
"On Tuesday morning, a piece was torn out of our world. A patch of blue sky that should not have been there opened up in the New York skyline. In my neighborhood -- I live six blocks from the World Trade Center -- the heavens were raining human beings. Our city was changed forever. Our country was changed forever. Our world was changed forever."
Top Boycott Targets: Company Contacts & Sample Letter (below) (tags)
Most people, sometime in their lives, stumble across truth. Most jump up, brush themselves off, and hurry on about their business as if nothing had happened." Just as a bell that has been rung cannot be "unrung", the annoying problem with the Truth is that, once you learn it, you can not "unlearn" it.
"A Shadow on the Land" (tags)
LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2004 (www.columnleft.com) -- They've brought America to its knees. They're a ruthless band of fundamentalist religious fanatics that respect no international laws and seem destined to cause only death, misery, and destruction.
DUBYA A DANGER TO THE WORLD (tags)
PRESIDENT Bush was accused yesterday of making the world a more dangerous place. Amnesty International attacked the American-led war on terror, claiming it had led to the worst human rights abuses in 50 years.
Dubia, a danger to the world (by Latuff) (tags)
Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.
Algore comedy sketch neutralized (tags)
Due to the delicate sensibilities of anarchists worried about copyright protection, only a portion of Rush's excellent lambast of the buffoonish Algore will be quoted here. Read the rest at Drudge.
Iraq Setbacks Change Mood in Washington (tags)
Iraq Setbacks Change Mood in Washington Lawmakers in both parties as well as some military leaders fear the occupation is heading for failure. Bush stands firm, but U.S. goals may be scaled back. By Doyle McManus Times Staff Writer May 23, 2004
ABDICATED RESPONSIBILITY (tags)
We do in large part bear much responsibility for the events that are transpiring, in Iraq as well as here at home ... We have sold our souls on the marketplace in exchange for the Wal-Martization of America.
Dennis Kucinich wants war (tags)
HOUSE CALLS FOR STOPPING IRAN'S NUKES BY ALL MEANS
Forget The Trial Get The Rope: Bush Approved The Torture!!! (tags)
While the shutter captured the gruesome horror in graphic detail, it missed capturing the full scope of the incident, as did CBS. This was not an isolated incident. It was not the result of a few rogues. Rather this incident was the result of careful long-term planning. In fact Bush and every other high official of this administration approved of the torture and we have their own words on that
RAVAGE THE RNC: Take the Streets, Take Control! (tags)
Call for Direct Action at the Republican National Convention in New York City August 29th - September 4th 2004
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.”
They All Fall Down (tags)
Culling the young of the lower classes through war. How to eliminate the opposition by attrition. Think about it. They aren't coming back alive. They may walk around for awhile, but they're already dead.
America Facing Collapse: Review of Richard Clarke's "Agaisnt All Enemies" (tags)
"After the first shock over September 11, the prescribed patriotism has given way to sober reflection. Many American intellectuals con-clude: Bush jr has deceived the country and drags the whole world into ruin..The Iraq war is the greatest gift to terrorists.."
Meet George W. Kerry (tags)
''The nightmare for Kerry is that all of his criticisms become moot, except the woulda-shoulda-coulda criticism about the war," said Walter Russell Mead, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. ''In this sense, voters are going to say to themselves: 'What's the difference? If I vote for Kerry, I will get a war in Iraq and someone who doesn't believe in the war but is going to have to fight it anyway. If I vote for Bush, I get a war in Iraq, fought by somebody who believes in the war.' "
“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.
War costs to Pentagon approach $5 billion a month (tags)
Senior members of Congress, including some Republicans, urged the administration to detail war costs before the election, arguing it appeared that the military was running out of funds.
We strongly doubt that building democracy in Iraq will rally America (tags)
In our annual forecast we stated that the election was Bush's to lose, and he is making an outstanding attempt to lose it. Why? Because he has needlessly adopted a two-tier policy: a complex and nearly hidden strategic plan and a superficial public presentation.
MacBethian Times (tags)
We are in a blood-haunted time like the time of the great tragedy of MacBeth. What does President Geedub and National Security Directoress Condalissa have to hide? Is it the same sort of thing that MacBeth and his Lady had to hide?
911 For The Truth (tags)
author: Bird Dog A message from Phil Berg, attorney for Ellen Mariani, wife of 911 victim. "Thank you in advance for spreading the word of our endeavors. Together, yes together, we will find the truth. It is time to unite - hand in hand and shoulder to shoulder."
Nader, Russo sound Draft warning (tags)
"if students don't start to organize right now, it will be too late"
Neocons: Learning Disabled (tags)
The Bush administration, I fear, is severely learning-disabled.
IRAQ REVOLT: TACTICS OF DIVERSION (tags)
With questions of 9/11 and Africa's oil and "al-Qaeda" dominating headlines, it sure was lucky that Iraq returned to the front-page...or, was it more than just luck.
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.
MacBethian Times (tags)
We are in a blood-haunted time like the time of the great tragedy of MacBeth. What does President Geedub and National Security Directoress Condalissa have to hide? Is it the same sort of thing that MacBeth and his Lady had to hide?
Media Coverage of Iraq Called “Shameful” (tags)
Media Coverage of Iraq Called “Shameful” By Peers
Head of Sept. 11 Commission Said Iraq War for Israel (tags)
Head of Sept. 11 Commission Said Iraq War for Israel
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.)
Cheney: He Can Run, But He Can't Hide (tags)
Longtime GOP consultant Richard Whalen identified former Senator Dole (R-KS) as one among the leading Midwest Republicans who have quietly thrown their support to Kerry.
The Bushes and Saudi Arabia (tags)
In June 2001, the American embassy announced a Visa Express program, which allowed Saudis to get a visa to the U.S. without actually appearing at the consulate in person, allowing some of the 9/11 hijackers to enter the country.
20 Nobel winners decry Bush's misuse of Science (tags)
62 of the nation's leading scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, signed a statement decrying the Bush administration's misuse of science -- documenting more than 30 examples involving the major environmental concerns of our century.
Mass Action at the Halliburton shareholder's meeting May 19 Houston (tags)
mass action stop war profiteering
Will Clarke Provide the Spark? (tags)
Millions of us yearn for the breakthrough revelation that will finally open the eyes of those who have yet to see Bush and his administration for the scoundrels they are. Will Richard Clarke’s claims lead to that magical moment?
US knew al-Qa'ida would attack cities with aeroplanes' (tags)
A former translator for the FBI with top-secret security clearance says she has provided information to the panel investigating the 11 September attacks which proves senior officials knew of al-Qa'ida's plans to attack the US with aircraft months before the strikes happened.
BTL:White House Attack on Former Counter-Terrorism Chief Part of... (tags)
...Trend Toward Those Who Dare to Speak Out* Interview with Daniel Ellsberg, former U.S. Defense Department analyst prosecuted for his release of now-famous "Pentagon Papers," conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Ms. Whistleblower: Officials knew Al Qaida would attack by air (tags)
Ms. Edmonds, a Turkish-American translator, said there was sufficient information in Spring and Summer 2001 of an attack being planned. But the White House is seeking to silence her with a court order citing "state secrets privilege".
WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY KILLS TROOPS (tags)
William F. Buckley lied as usual, on the Dennis Miller Show on CNBC on my CATV system yesterday. He was trying to sell a book of lies about the Berlin Wall. The biggest whopper told was when he conceded to Dennis that WE WON THE COLD WAR. Nothing could be further from the truth.
9/11 Commission Director: Iraq War Launched to Protect Israel (tags)
It is time to start asking the question of why the US Government seems more concerned about the wishes of a foreign government than its own people. The US has commited the ultimate international sin; killing another nation. While no surprise to those of us who have been watching the war closely all along, (you know, those of us who knew there really weren't any weapons of mass destruction) Zelikow's remarks come as no surprise. A web search will show that Israel was cheering along the war all along AND providing the so-called "intelligence" about Saddam's weapons, "intelligence" which even Israel now admits was an "overestimate" (euphemism de jour for lying). Parents of our slain war-dead, aware that the Iraq war was built on lies, can no longer even console themselves with the thought that their son or daughter died for their country, misguided as the country was. Your children were killed for for a foreign nation, offered up by the US Government as a blood sacrifice to Israel, traded for "campaign donations" You think about that one for a while.
9/11 Commission Director: Iraq War Launched to Protect Israel (tags)
America: Israel's Proxy Military
Fatal Blind Spot (tags)
As Richard Clarke's testimony demonstrated, the Bush administration believed their own campaign rhetoric instinctively rejected the Clinton administration's hard-won wisdom as worthless.
TERROR EXTROIRDINAIRRE NO FRENCH FRIES (tags)
The only thing that scares the British Empire more than a picture of Andrew Jackson is the ominous Paki fighting force never mentioned in polite company, THE WAZIRI TRIBE. THE WAZIRI TRIBE was the militant wing of the GHANDI underground.
"Impeach Bush!" Resounds Across the Country (tags)
"Impeach Bush!" Resounds Across the Country Across the Country the Call for Impeachment is Heard on March 20 To Every Congressional Candidate that Wants Your Vote: Demand They Support Impeachment Spring is Here - a Time for ImpeachBush.org Lawn Signs to Blossom Everywhere
The fallacy of the 'anybody but Bush' movement (tags)
Just because Bush is a reactionary, that does not make Kerry a progressive. In fact Kerry, or whoever might have been chosen by the Democratic Party as a candidate to take over the running of the capitalist state, would be a solid representative of U.S. imperialism whose goal would be to strengthen and expand its domination on the world arena.
9/11 Commision Director, Philip Zelikow, has Major Conflict of Interest (tags)
Members of several 9/11 victim groups are calling for the Director of the 9/11 Commission, Philip Zelikow, to step down siting a conflict of
One Year Later: Iraq is in Shambles (tags)
A short article about the problems with the Bush Administration's policies in Iraq.
Bush v. Bush-lite: Chomsky's Lesser-Evilism (tags)
There is no question that the Bush administration's policies are "cruel and savage", but John Kerry (along with the majority of Democrats in the Senate) supported most of them, including the war on Afghanistan, the Patriot Act, the war on Iraq, and the "No Child Left Behind" education act. As Marjorie Williams pointed out in the Washington Post recently, "Kerry voted for so many of Bush's major initiatives that in order to disown them now he can only argue that they were wrongly or dishonestly 'implemented.' This amounts to a confession that his opponent made a chump of him for the past three years. In fact, one might argue that Kerry is a poster boy for all the ways in which congressional Democrats have allowed themselves to be rolled by the Bush administration."
Dear Mr. Bush (tags)
An open letter to the Bush Administration, Skull and Bones, and all imperialists. I'm pretty sure it will elicit angry responses for its friendly tone, but actually the letter puts these criminals on notice.
Nader to visit Crawford (tags)
"(Nader) is joining other Texas peace and justice groups in speaking out against the current administration's aggressive foreign and domestic policies."
Iraq: Washington spinning out of control (tags)
Investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein reveals the Bush administration's glaring use of "spin" to substitute for facts. Some both recent and outrageous manipulations of "official information" make the story.
Iraq civil war: Rumors and reality (tags)
While the Bush administration attempts to spin its way towards Iraq War vindication and clear of civil war blame, the facts present another view. Goldstein's 1 March piece provides them.
Democratic frontrunner declares he will be stronger "war president" than Bush (tags)
What makes Kerry’s contribution so valuable, in the eyes of the ruling elite, is that his campaign will deprive the American people of any significant choice on the most basic issue, war and peace. There will be no fundamental change in US foreign policy if Kerry wins the election.
Save Affordable Housing (tags)
Take Action Now! The Administrations new budget would cut funding for Section 8 housing vouchers in 2005 by more than $1 billion below the 2004 level.
The National Conference of Black Lawyers Blasts Kidnapping of Aristide! (tags)
NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BLACK LAWYERS BLASTS KIDNAPING OF ARISTIDE AND CALLS FOR COORDINATED PAN-AFRICAN ECONOMIC WARFARE TO BLOCK FUTURE IMPERIALIST INTERVENTION
Ramsey Clark's Statement on Haiti (tags)
A Message from Ramsey Clark March 1, 2004
RAISE HELL IN DIXIE (tags)
This two part article will descibe just how and why the Southern primaries may be the defining moment of the 2004 cycle.
U.S. Sees Al-Qaeda Everywhere (tags)
Bush Administration twisting nature of Iraq violence to legitimate the War Hawks and mislead the public, while concurrently hiding their own shortcomings.
Perle blames CIA: no mention of OSP (tags)
in the article, the Prince of Darkness does what he does best: lies. He fails to mention the Office of Special Plans as the root of the WMD deception
THURS: Culture Clash & Evening of Political Satire (tags)
"The Bush Administration is a Weapon of Mass Dysfunction, "And we will take our roles as soldiers on the comedic warfront. The culture war is on!" - Richard Montoya of Culture Clash Culture Clash Headlines Evening of Political Satire Aimed at Bush Administration Joining Forces with Hilarious Eclectic Group of Performers Including Ed Asner, Elayne Boosler, Paula Poundstone, Rene Hicks, Jerry Quickley, Lalo Alcaraz & Ed Begley Jr
Time Could Be Running Out for the 'Endless War' Brigade (tags)
"Sept. 11 was not caused by American foreign policy. This is complete nonsense, complete rubbish. And if that is the issue upon which you hope to remove the American administration, you are in for a huge shock." - Richard Perle
How to defeat Bushism in 2004. (tags)
The defeat of Bush will require an international effort.
White House sold war with ‘smoke & mirrors’ (tags)
Which is worse, a president who doesn’t know what’s going on and is manipulated by others, or a president who launches a war knowingly using false or misleading information to sell it to the American people?
Bush, The Wars of the Texas Succession (tags)
review and analysis provided by two recent books.
Feeding the herd with an empty bucket (tags)
In my experience, you can catch a clever horse twice with an empty feed bucket. Then the animal quits trusting you. By now, the White House chicanery has grown so brazen that one would expect that even dairy cows and GOP "team leaders" would suspect that they are being had.
The Liars War or the Case of the Vanishing WMD's (tags)
Slaying The Beast Before The Election Is Canceled (tags)
The Bush administration is guilty of so many crimes that they don’t dare give up the grips of power. The seriousness of their crimes rivals those brought to trial at Nuremberg. Every single senior member of this administration is guilty of war crimes, war mongering and crimes against humanity.
U.S. Intelligence: Premature Extrapolation (tags)
Several of PNAC's most powerful advocates are now senior members of the Bush administration, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Lewis Libbey, Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, and Undersecretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz.
Iraq war justified even without WMD: Ashcroft (tags)
Here you go ! NO WMD and a lot of weapons of mass deception.
Bush Planned The War In Iraq Before 9/11 (tags)
An article about Paul O'neill's allegations in regard to Iraq, and the Karl Rove connection to the war.
Americans respond to State of the Union: What about jobs? (tags)
George W. Bush delivered the 2004 State of the Union speech to Congress and the American people on Jan. 20, and afterwards many people asked: What Union and world was he talking about?
The Top 100 Heroes of Peace (tags)
Everyone on this list have spoken at great risk to their jobs and their lives.Not a few of them have lost their jobs and too many have lost their lives speaking out against the Bushes and the Blairs and the Sharons.Suicides, Plane Crashes, Accidents.One was bulldozed to death.
The Access of Evil (tags)
There's something to be said for being able to tell the difference between your friends and your enemies.
Howard Dean Hype: The Pro-War Views of an "Anti-War" Candidate (tags)
U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE BLASTS IRAQ WAR! (tags)
Those wimpy, wussie, anti-American, no good commie, unpatriotic, French loving, treasonous, pinko liberal, anarchist, peacenik America haters over at the U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE, have dared to criticize George Bush's "liberation" of Iraq! CHOCK ON THIS all of you neo-con/neo-fascists who malign those against the war as "traitors." Will you now denounce the U.S. Army War College, the army's premier academic institution, as "un-American backstabbers"?
The Road to Hell (tags)
It time to share the truth with others, please spread this far and wide...
What weapons of mass destruction? (tags)
"Weapons of mass destruction? Oh that. We were just fooling! When I said that I was "confident that we will find evidence" of wmd's, I was just pulling your leg! Yeah... I know that I was telling anyone who would listen that Iraq had tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve gas... what's the harm in that? So it wasn't the truth? When I said that Iraq was pursuing an atomic weapons program... you didn't really BELIEVE me did you?! So now you know... we were just lying, er, pulling your leg. It was all a joke. Weapons of mass destruction? What weapons of mass destruction?"
The Karma of Spin (tags)
A look at Bush Admin. spin, how quickly it has collapsed, and a suggestion that spin is little different from false advertising.
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!!!
Cheney Threatened Wellstone (tags)
At least, Cheney keeps his promises.
EAT MEAT AND DIE (tags)
MAD COW DISEASE! MAD COW DISEASE! MAD COW DISEASE! MAD COW DISEASE! EAT MORE BURGERS! MAD COW DISEASE! EAT MORE BURGERS! MAD COW DISEASE!
The Double-Whammy and the 50-50 Balance (tags)
Second- and third-generation Arab-Americans, many of them Christians who previously had little affinity for their ethnic roots, now find themselves under siege by the Bush administration -- and are fighting back in a united way.
Who's Who On The 911 "Independent" Commission ( Part 1 Of 2) (tags)
A factual description of the 911 Commission's unholy host of ties to Osama Bin-LAden, Saudi Oil, Bush Administration, CIA, and those accused of the attacks.
Defining Terrorism (tags)
DEFINE TERRORIST And You Will Be Calling For An Israeli Accountability Act
Reagan on a Dime (tags)
An argument against the perception of Ronald Reagan as a great President. In my opinion, he doesn't deserve to be on the dime or have his face chiseled into Mt. Rushmore as some conservatives have suggested.
Mr. President, have you no shame? (tags)
Our Republican Party has outdone the worst of the Democrat taxers and spenders, all the while smugly touting the lie about which party overspends.
9-11 Truth--Finally, Shock & Awe! (tags)
9-11 Commission Chair Kean Declares 9-11 was Preventable!!!
Declassified Documents of U.S. Support for Hussein (tags)
The National Security Archive at George Washington University has published a series of declassified U.S. documents detailing the U.S. embrace of Saddam Hussein in the early 1980’s. The collection of documents, published on the Web, include briefing materials, diplomatic reports of two Rumsfeld trips to Baghdad, reports on Iraqi chemical weapons use during the Reagan administration and presidential directives that ensure U.S. access to the region's oil and military expansion.
The Same Question Remain (tags)
The apprehension of Saddam Hussein has done nothing to answer the critics
Saddam's checkup: Bush's misplaced priorities (tags)
The dictator is healthy, Americans are not!
CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: with Bizarro News Clips (tags)
Ashcroft persecutes liberals; dollar may melt down, Congress lets Bush reignite nuclear arms race, Bizarro news clips, etc.
The Boykin Affair Still simmers (tags)
One top U.S. official noted that when the Boykin story broke, it "was the worst day of my life. . . .It confirmed [the] conspiracy theory that the war on terrorism is really a war on Islam."
Bush & the Democrats: Liars in the service of imperialist conquest (tags)
Despite all their bickering with Bush, the Democrats too can scarcely contain their glee about the unchallenged power of U.S. armies of world conquest. After all, the Democrats like the Republicans are in the pockets of the big capitalists who want their domination of the world defended at all costs.
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 and the 9/11 Cover-Up(amsellem) (tags)
cartoon © 2003 by charles amsellem. all rights reserved. activists may reproduce for non-profit use only
Democrats attack Bush for not sending more U.S. troops to Iraq (tags)
I guess George W. Bush ain't bloodthirsty enough for the Democrats.
Bush Is Cutting and Running Because Karl Rove Can Count (tags)
Nothing quite says "Blow off" like a George W. Bush promise. Pick an issue, any issue. Democratizing Iraq, liberating Afghanistan, preserving Medicare, protecting the environment, honoring free trade, funding education, caring for veterans, balancing the budget, any issue except those hallowed tax cuts -- on every one Bush called what seemed a determined play and promptly ran a misdirection. BushSpeak is more than amusing malapropisms or a looking glass of mental dishevelment. It is the most cynical politics ever practiced from the Oval Office.
Byrd's Fable Fits Perfectly (tags)
"Those who have dared to expose the nakedness of the administration's policies in Iraq have been subjected to scorn. Those who have noticed the elephant in the room - that is, the fact that this war was based on falsehoods - have had our patriotism questioned. Those who have spoken aloud the thought shared by hundreds of thousands of military families across this country, that our troops should return quickly and safely from the dangers half a world away, have been accused of cowardice. We have then seen the untruths, the dissembling, the fabrication, the misleading inferences surrounding this rush to war in Iraq wrapped quickly in the flag."
Bush Dishonors Fallen Soldiers (tags)
The Deserter-in-Chief, not content with cutting Veteran's benefits, Combat Pay, benefits for depends of those deployed, is now putting a blackout on those who have fallen in his ill begotten War to Steal Iraqi Oil. He will not even be seen anywhere near the Flag Draped Coffins of those he has consigned to death. What a Scumbag.
September 11th and the Bush Administration: Compelling Evidence for Complicity (tags)
The central question surrounding the events of 911 is how did this occur? How come there was no response from the Federal Government until ALL of the damage was done? Why does the Bush Regime to this day continue to Stonewall the Official Government investigation into 911?
Paul Krugman: It's fair to be uncivil when liberty is at stake (tags)
'One of the problems with media coverage of this administration," wrote Eric Alterman in The Nation, "is that it requires bad manners." He's right. There's no nice way to explain how the Bush administration uses cooked numbers to sell its tax cuts, or how its arrogance and gullibility led to the current mess in Iraq. So it was predictable that the administration and its allies, no longer very successful at claiming that questioning the president is unpatriotic, would use appeals to good manners as a way to silence critics. Not, mind you, that Emily Post, the doyenne of etiquette, has taken over the Republican Party: The same people who denounce liberal incivility continue to impugn the motives of their opponents.
CHERYL SEAL ALERT: Bush Pentagon Plans to Orbit Monstrous Space Bomber (tags)
While America's is diverted by the Bush UK visit and the Energy and Medicare bills crises, Bush, aided and abetted by NASA and Boeing, are laying plans to create a fleet of space bombers
OCCUPATION of the UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING –ATHENS (tags)
Report: U.S.-Israel relations "on verge of crisis" (tags)
The prime minister "isn't acting as a friend, isn't keeping promises and is ignoring the Bush administration's difficult situation in Iraq and the criticism of the president," the officials said, quoted by the radio. Sharon is reportedly ignoring a series of critical messages received from administration officials, including their support for private peace initiatives such as the Geneva Accords.
How We Know Bush Will "Cut and Run" from Iraq (tags)
It looks like it's official. We're going to "cut and run" from Iraq. Oh, to be sure, that's not what the standard press reports say. They say the president insists, "We will NOT cut and run from Iraq." But the media has proven singularly credulous (that's the most charitable way we can put it) regarding the administration's pronouncements on Iraq.
'Neo-cons: the modern day Bolsheviks' (tags)
So, what has happened? In the glorious USA we've had a revolution of our own. No, it wasn't an armed rebellion but an insidious, creeping change from our former democratic government to one where an oligarchy of big businesses interests has seized control. We now have in Washington our own modern version of Bolshevism. Far out, you say? I don't think so.
Bush to veterans: Drop Dead (tags)
Some more Salt for the hypocritical "Support Our Troops Scum".
Activists of YFIS-Pakistan suffer brutal attack (tags)
Cannon Fodder Day? (tags)
Each year, America sets aside one day to honor and cherish its veterans. Pity about the other 364.
As Iraq death toll rises, so do war profits (tags)
WASHINGTON – As the roster of dead and wounded in Iraq grows longer, George W. Bush is pleading that the people of this country stay the course despite admissions by his administration that the occupation has become a “long, hard slog.”
Bush renames Body Bags, Transfer Tubes (tags)
As the saying goes, if you can't convince them, confuse them. With more lies told each day by President George Bush, here is yet another one. The US Department of Defense changed the name from "Body Bag" to "Transfer Tube" to describe how the bodies of our young warriors are returned home in the dark of night, with no official count of their growing numbers, and no solemn public ceremony to honor their proud service
Walk Out at Santa Monica College (tags)
Hundereds of students walkout November 3 against the adminstration and the president because of the distribution of money, elimination of programs, layoffs of hundereds of faculty workers, and semi-corruption taking place with the school funds.
Cheney wants to "remodel the entire middle east"--"Shadow Government" (tags)
Cheney wants to "remodel the entire middle east"--"Shadow Government"
US Attack on Syria Coming Soon as US Warplanes being Moved in Number?: (tags)
US Attack on Syria Coming Soon as US Warplanes being Moved in Number?:
Cheney's hawks 'hijacking policy' (tags)
Former senior-level Pentagon officer blows the whistle on an effective shadow policy group pursuing an agenda at odds with Washington's official line.
COULD LOSING THE WAR IN IRAQ BE GOOD FOR AMERICA? (tags)
Whoa! What's this? A traitor in our midst? A Benedict Arnold right under our nose? How could any patriotic American even ask such a question? Frankly, I don't know how any patriotic American could NOT ask such a question, if they have given any thought to the damage being done to America, and the disastrous events in the world relating to that damage.
L'affaire Boykin (tags)
The religious right, their Republican Party supporters, conservative columnists and television commentators all have leapt to defend General Boykin for stating that, "George Bush was not elected by a majority of the voters in the United States ... he was appointed by God ... He's in the White House because God put him there."
Ghosts, Apocalypses and Lies (tags)
An op-ed piece.
Cheney's JINSA/PNAC Neocon Hawks 'Hijacking Policy' (tags)
Cheney's JINSA/PNAC Neocon Hawks 'Hijacking Policy'
White House Accused of Stalling 9-11 Probe (tags)
Members of both parties are beginning to notice that the White House has a strange reluctance to let information be known.
Peace Train, All Aboard!! (tags)
Sunday Wash. Post on Peace Demo
California Attorney General rips EPA on Clean Air Act (tags)
Lockyer called the EPA's logic absurd and said its decision will contribute to "additional pollution of the planet, pollution of California and harmful health effects to people and the other species with which we cohabitate."
$87 billion for war: ‘senseless & reckless’ (tags)
Congress voted to approve the Bush administration’s $87 billion package for the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, but not without vocal and sometimes vehement opposition by lawmakers and peace activists.
Jobs Go Bye-Bye Under Bush (tags)
Another fine example of the ecomomic policies of the cheap labor conservatives.
Filtering The Smog (tags)
Clinton's EPA filed suits and brought against dozens of industrial plants, including ExxonMobil and Southern Company. But Bush's EPA re-writes the rules and permits companies to keep secret information about their deadly emissions.
White House bans news coverage of coffins returning from Iraq (tags)
“Since the end of the Vietnam War, presidents have worried that their military actions would lose support once the public glimpsed the remains of US soldiers arriving at air bases in flag-draped coffins,” wrote the Post’s White House reporter Dana Milbank. “To this problem, the Bush administration has found a simple solution: It has ended the public dissemination of such images by banning news coverage and photography of dead soldiers’ homecomings on all military bases.”
Imperial ills: The Great American Problematic: The Youth and Imperial Justification (tags)
Here is but a taste of what the American regime, as nation-state, faces because of its manipulated misdirection into an all encompassing global regime: the American-led corporate global empire -- Imperium in Imperio.
Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior (tags)
It is this obviousness with Bush’s stalking-horse Clark that offends even the weakest minds. The obviousness that the vast majority of all the people, all the time, never even see at all. Lincoln was wrong!
Ashcroft's selective prosecution of Greenpeace, etc. (tags)
Students, Nuns and Sailor-Mongers, Beware
Bush administration's terrible plan for endangered animals! (tags)
The Bush administration wants to allow import of endangered animals for use as pets and leather!!!
Screw You Right Back - CIA FU! (tags)
When the CIA initiates proceedings, entire nations collapse in flames. Economies deflate like whoopee cushions. Powerful men are found dead in alleys with their heads encased in cheese wax. It might be said that the CIA has an extremely low hubris threshold. As it now stands, the president (after only a few months of doing nothing) has ordered his people to cooperate with his other people in finding the source of this leak in the scandal now known rather lamely as 'Intimigate' (I prefer 'What, her?-gate' myself).
Israel plans to invade Syria, says Malaysian PM (tags)
Israel plans to invade Syria, says Malaysian PM
US public moving to the middle on the Middle East (tags)
There is a pronounced movement among the US public toward persuing a more balanced Middle East policy. For example, one half of those polled now indicate that they "sympathize with both Israelis and Palestinians equally."
FBI whistleblower fearful of Ashcroft, Bush (tags)
The intimidation in this country that's been whipped up by this official fear and warmongering has been far more effective than any Patriot Act in whittling away our civil liberties. --Coleen Rowley, FBI Special Agent, Minneapolis
Real perspective on 9-11 (tags)
Can't wait to hear all the right wing apologists humming the same tune.LOL
Retired General Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior and The Grey Men (tags)
Should Wesley Clark win the primary nomination for president for the Democratic party, America loses and Bush wins; or Clark wins the general election and America loses. America loses and Empire the only winner.
'I Was Protecting You From A Madman' Says Bush (tags)
"I acted because I was not about to leave the security of the American people in the hands of a madman," Mr Bush told National Guardsmen and reservists in New Hampshire. "I was not about to stand by and wait and trust in the sanity and restraint of Saddam Hussein."
BTL:Critics Question Credibility of FBI Investigation into White House Leak... (tags)
...Exposing CIA Operative. Interview with Ray McGovern, retired CIA analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Bush Stance on Syria Hit Shows Neo-Cons Still Hold Sway (tags)
Bush Stance on Syria Hit Shows Neo-Cons Still Hold Sway
Worth reading (tags)
Interesting article from the Asia Times. A different perspective than the usual propaganda from our Wall Street-controlled media.
Reasons for war--NOVEMBER 11--2002 (tags)
HOW QUICKLY WE ALL FORGET WHY WE ARE IN IRAQ. HEY RIGHT WINGERS READ THIS ARTICLE AND RE THINK YOUR POSITIONS....
Renowned Economist Blasts Bush's Economic Policies (tags)
After Krugman's speech, Nobel laureate and UC Berkeley professor George Akerlof led a standing ovation and hundreds of people stood in line to buy Krugman's new book.
Not a Leak, Treason (tags)
Spin is All, and in the Plame Affair Bush still has the upper hand since reporters allow him to characterize this as "leaking classified information," like the specs for a bolt on an F-15 fighter.
The Partisan American media and the Whitehouse/CIA scandal (tags)
The effects of years of media consolidation certainly become obvious when you compare the treatment of 'scandal' during the Clinton Administration with the kid glove treatment given the Bush administration for genuine scandals about a hundred times worse...some cartoon commentary from Tom Tomorrow seems appropriate...
Who Does Schwarzenegger Represent? (tags)
An analysis of the attractions and perils of the Schwarzenegger candidacy for California's voters.
Learning from Limbaugh (tags)
Like the Limbaugh matter, Democrats smell blood, as the administration fumbles its way through the aftermath of the outing of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson's C.I.A agent wife.
Kleptocratic States of America (tags)
"Cronyism is an important factor in the Iraqi debacle. It's not just that reconstruction is much more expensive than it should be. The really important thing is that cronyism is warping policy: By treating contracts as prizes to be handed to their friends, administration officials are delaying Iraq's recovery, with potentially catastrophic consequences.
The Most Insidious of Traitors (tags)
The Bush administration pushed very hard the idea that America is in danger from WMDs being placed into the hands of terrorists. This was one of the central arguments behind the war in Iraq. Yet in order to protect Bush's political standing, a couple of "administration officials" blew Valerie Plame, and by proxy her network, completely out of the water in an attempt to shut her husband up. In short, in order to protect Bush from the ramifications of using fake evidence to support his war, this White House destroyed an intelligence network that was protecting us from the threat posed by chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons.
Shrub In Trouble over CIA Leak (tags)
Seems like da shrub is in some VERY hot water right now....
Job Losses at Level of Great Depression (tags)
Job Losses at Level of Great Depression Contradict President Bush's Wishful Predictions
New firm with Bush ties consults on Iraq business (tags)
WASHINGTON - A company that was created to help clients take advantage of business opportunities in Iraq is made up of businessmen associated with President Bush, his family and his administration.
MidEast Policy and the Democratic Candidates (tags)
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is spiraling out of control, the venture into Iraq did not yield a quick victory and spillover of positive change, the U.S. position in the Middle East is more precarious, and U.S. allies in the region are more vulnerable to the forces of extremism. A new direction is needed.
Iraq, 9/11 Still Linked By Cheney (tags)
In making the case for war against Iraq, Vice President Cheney has continued to suggest that an Iraqi intelligence agent met with a Sept. 11, 2001, hijacker five months before the attacks, even as the story was falling apart under scrutiny by the FBI, CIA and the foreign government that first made the allegation.
Rep. Xavier Becerra on Iraq (tags)
Copy of a letter to Rosalio Munoz by Congressman Xavier Becerra on an independent commission on Intelligence about Iraq. With Comments by Rosalio Munozl
Amanpour: CNN Practiced Self-Censorship (tags)
Labor and Patriot Acts I and II: (tags)
A case for political action President George W. Bush heads the most viciously anti-worker, anti-labor administration we have seen in a long time. He and his corporate backers are hell-bent on blocking any new advances for labor and on rolling back existing labor rights.
Sen. Kennedy Says Case for Iraq War Was Fraud (tags)
Oh no!! Not another Un-patriotic American saying that the Bush Administration was full of shit..... Will the brainwashed masses believe?
More Bush Lies exposed :no smallpox in Iraq (tags)
LOOKS LIKE EVEN MORE LIES HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO THE BRAINWASHED MASSES. Top American scientists assigned to the weapons hunt in Iraq found no evidence Saddam Hussein's regime was making or stockpiling smallpox, The Associated Press has learned from senior military officers involved in the search.
Bush's Short Trip into Purgatory (tags)
"The government did miserable work in planning for the time after Saddam Hussein. The government treated Congress like a nuisance, Senator Chuck Hagel from arch-conservative Nebraska declared.. The $166 billion for the anti-terror crusade is a record."
CNN practiced self-censorship - Plus the latest outrage from FAUX NEWS (tags)
CNN's top war correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, says that the press muzzled itself during the Iraq war. And, she says CNN "was intimidated" by the Bush administration and Fox News, which "put a climate of fear and self-censorship."
Will NeoCons Drive The Decent From The GOP? (tags)
"We've watched while he used the tragedy of 911 and international terrorism to polarize the nation even further, vexing us with fears, while his mindless minions and yes-men from Ashcroft right down to commercial automatons like Fox's smarmy, imbecilic Sean Hannity, blaspheme the grand traditions and Constitutional institutions of this nation in order to wrestle everything from the flag to love of country to being holy relics of the GOP alone. "
BTL:Former UN Weapons Inspector Charges Bush Launched Iraq War to... (tags)
...Pursue Agenda of 'Global Hegemony'. Interview with Scott Ritter, former U.S. Marine and U.N. weapons inspector, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
urvey finds that most Americans are pretty damn ignorant (tags)
Self explanatory, and its not ingorance, just plain stupidity through watching too much television.
Answer Answers Bush (tags)
Answer responds to Der Fuhrer's Propaganda Speech.
Ann Coulter nails liberals (again) (tags)
Another great article from America's leading political commentator, the great Ann Coulter. She once again exposes liberals for what they really are.
Research as a Weapon: Manipulating, Falsifying and Repressing (tags)
"The American oil economy which the Bush administration represents also profits from scientific falsification. Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton declared that Arctic oil drilling would not endanger cariboo."Trans fr German
9/11 Book Author Doug Kellner: An Interview (tags)
Text of recent e-mail interview with From 9/11 to Terror War Author Doug Kellner
Bidding for the Bomb Lab: UC and LANL (tags)
Expect the University of California to bid for the contract to manage the Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab.
A Shock to the System (tags)
In the deregulated environment, low-income families have little recourse when the bills pile up and you have to choose between paying the water bill, the doctor bill or the power bill.
The Superpower's Paralysis (tags)
"The triumphalism of the Bush administration has vanished for a long time..`From victorious liberators, we have quickly become hated occupiers.'.. More than two and a half million jobs were destroyed since Bush took office.." Translated fr German
The Pentagon has some explaining to do (tags)
After eight years of Bill Clinton, many military officers breathed a sigh of relief when George W. Bush was named president. I was in that plurality. At one time, I would have believed the administration's accusations of anti-Americanism against anyone who questioned the integrity and good faith of President Bush, Vice President Cheney or Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
40 lies of Bush the Bastard (tags)
Look at what I found @ Portland IMC.
Digging a hole in our treasury (tags)
You thought 12 years of Raygun/Bushit were bad? Hell, they were just warming this trainwreck up. Despirate people are more likely to follow the leader into fascism.
Who's Unpatriotic Now? (tags)
Some nonrevisionist history:
Republican spending orgy (tags)
So here we are three years later, with not only a Republican Congress but a Republican president, too -- and the federal spending train is racing out of control. The Bush administration estimated last week that the government will end the current fiscal year with a budget deficit of $455 billion. Over the next five years, the public debt is expected to rise by $1.9 trillion.
Clinton Makes Ammends for Own Piss-poor Mistakes (tags)
Bill Clinton says, "You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president. Some of us perjure ourselves. Others of us simply state British intelligence might have valuable information."
Bush Lies (amsellem) (tags)
cartoon © 2003 by charles amsellem. activists may reproduce for non profit use only. all other rights reserved
U.S. senator calls for probe into White House tactics over Iraq intelligence (tags)
...the U.S. administration illegally revealed the wife of former U.S. ambassador to Iraq Joseph Wilson works as a CIA operative.
U.S. senator calls for probe into White House tactics over Iraq intelligence (tags)
...the U.S. administration illegally revealed the wife of former U.S. ambassador to Iraq Joseph Wilson works as a CIA operative...
The Dishonesty Of the President (tags)
Face it Bush is a lying sack of oderiferous fecal matter deposited by a male bovine. In short he is a lying mass murderer who makes Jeffrey Dahmer look like small time. His lies have killed more people than Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Jack The Ripper, John Wayne Gacy, ...
SORRY, BUSH BACKERS: 16 WORDS STILL MATTER (tags)
But those words helped launch a thousand ships and a few hundred thousand U.S. men and women to Iraq, some to their deaths. Now, it's clear not only that the information was incorrect but that people at several levels of the administration knew it to be incorrect before the 16 words were uttered.
September 11 commission complains of “intimidation” and stonewalling (tags)
The federal commission investigating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington charged July 8 that its work was being hampered by the reluctance of federal agencies to hand over documents or provide witnesses for unimpeded interview by commission staff.
Officials Say Forgeries on Iraqi Efforts Reached State Dept. Before Speech (tags)
The administration, facing increased criticism over the claims it made about Iraq's attempts to buy uranium, had said until now that it did not have the documents before the State of the Union speech.
'We are above the law': interview with richard butler: (tags)
It's this - this administration has a view of the special character of the United States, the singular and exclusive character that is new. I've talked to them about it and they make this plain. They say "We are the sole super power, we're therefore the exceptional country, we're outside of international law. Others have to obey the law and obey the rules, but we don't."
CIA got report after Bush address (tags)
The CIA did not receive the now-discredited documents that were a key source of the Bush administration's claim that Iraq sought uranium in Africa until after President Bush's State of the Union address, U.S. officials say.
it blurs the line between war and peace (tags)
The Bush Plan for Korea ... TERRORISM!!!! Pentagon Insiders say the plan "blurs the lines between war and peace" .... war is peace ... slavery is freedom ...sickness is health ... cannon fodder is a job ... Bush is a President ;)
A New Hard-Liner at the DEA (tags)
Though the Republican Party prides itself on being a champion of state sovereignty, one need only mention a phrase like "medical marijuana" to see how quickly the Administration of George W. Bush becomes hostile to the notion of the autonomy of states.
Gen. Wesley Clark Says White House Pushed Saddam Link Without Evidence (tags)
Sunday morning talk shows like ABC's This Week or Fox News Sunday often make news for days afterward. Since prominent government officials dominate the guest lists of the programs, it is not unusual for the Monday editions of major newspapers to report on interviews done by the Sunday chat shows.
Bush Faced Dwindling Data on Iraq Nuclear Bid (tags)
A review of speeches and reports, plus interviews with present and former administration officials and intelligence analysts, suggests that between Oct. 7, when President Bush made a speech laying out the case for military action against Hussein, and Jan. 28, when he gave his State of the Union address, almost all the other evidence had either been undercut or disproved by U.N. inspectors in Iraq.
Pattern of Corruption (tags)
More than half of the U.S. Army's combat strength is now bogged down in Iraq, which didn't have significant weapons of mass destruction and wasn't supporting Al Qaeda. We have lost all credibility with allies who might have provided meaningful support; Tony Blair is still with us, but has lost the trust of his public. All this puts us in a very weak position for dealing with real threats. Did I mention that North Korea has been extracting fissionable material from its fuel rods?
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."
PUBLIC DOUBT GROWING QUICKLY AS BUSH'S WAR STORIES UNRAVEL (tags)
"American forces are living in a shooting gallery, and it's likely to get worse as the insurgents exploit the growing hostility toward the occupying troops." Bring em' on says the Deserter Chicken Hawk.
Ex-U.N. inspector says Bush Lied. (tags)
UNITED NATIONS-- Time has shown that the United Nations did a good job disarming Iraq while President Bush went to war based on "a lie," former U.N. arms inspector Scott Ritter said on Monday.
Bush Energy Task Force Exposed (tags)
Alleged task force member includes: Thomas Kuhn, Edison Electric Institute president; Marc Racicot, current Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman; Haley Barbour, former RNC chairman; and Ken Lay, former Enron chairman.
Bush is losing support among Arab-Americans voters (tags)
Three quarters of the Arab-Americans polled want the President to apply balanced pressure to both Israelis and Palestinians, simultaneously ending settlements and stopping the bombings -- but less than one quarter believe Bush will be balanced.
The Arrogance of Power (tags)
We are now, I believe, at the beginning of a long-delayed Washington political drama.
Roadblocks Seen in Sept. 11 Inquiry (tags)
WASHINGTON -- The independent commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks says the Bush administration and Congress have failed to cooperate fully with requests for key documents and information and have presented other roadblocks to a thorough and timely inquiry.
Just Call Him Old Stonewall: Bush Isn't Talking (tags)
(CBS) On two fronts, investigating the causes of 9/11 and the pre-Iraq war intelligence, the Bush administration is stonewalling. In his latest Against the Grain commentary, CBSNews.com's Dick Meyer protests.
CIA Got Uranium Mention Cut in Oct. (tags)
July 13 — CIA Director George J. Tenet successfully intervened with White House officials to have a reference to Iraq seeking uranium from Niger removed from a presidential speech last October, three months before a less specific reference to the same intelligence appeared in the State of the Union address, according to senior administration officials.
Ex-Officials Dispute Iraq Tie to al-Qaida (tags)
``There was no significant pattern of cooperation between Iraq and the al-Qaida terrorist operation,'' former State Department intelligence official Greg Thielmann said this week.
CIA Got Uranium Reference Cut in Oct. Why Bush Cited It In Jan. Is Unclear (tags)
CIA Director George J. Tenet successfully intervened with White House officials to have a reference to Iraq seeking uranium from Niger removed from a presidential speech last October, three months before a less specific reference to the same intelligence appeared in the State of the Union address, according to senior administration officials.
Blame Bush for California's Budget Woes (tags)
Californians provide much more to the federal government in taxes than they get back in services. The feds should bail out the states, which cannot indulge in the red-ink financing that has become a specialty of the Bush Administration.
Sidestepping Sanctions (tags)
While the Bush administration looks the other way, U.S. companies are dodging laws that bar them from doing business with nations accused of sponsoring terrorism.
What's Cheney Hiding? (tags)
Natural gas prices aren't going to get better any time soon , and could seriously effect the stability of the US economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told the Senate on Wednesday. And to nobody's surprise, Republicans have been on the move to slash natural gas prices by rolling back environmental restrictions.
Global Power Elites and the New Wars (tags)
"A representative republic was transformed into a plutocracy. Privatizing public property was a continuous tendency during the whole modern age." The average net worth of the 400 richest Americans rose tenfold by 1999..The Bush administration has martial plans, not a Marshall plan." From the German
repost from Portland. Nice to have a gang like these swine in arms on your team.
The Conservative Assault on our Environment (tags)
Fitzsimmons, a free-market policy analyst and former libertarian and conservative think tank consultant, contends that ecosystems exist only in our imagination -- thus, federal policies should not be used to manage or restore the environment.
White House lied to sell Iraq war (tags)
The White House finally admitted this week that it played fast and loose with the truth in President Bush’s State of the Union address.
As plans keep failing, Bush restates 'em . . . (tags)
As for the charge that Iraq was bristling with other weapons of mass destruction, none have yet been found, raising the possibility that this, too, will be restated and the Bush administration will take a one-time charge against future credibility.
Bush Bit in Ass by Lies (tags)
The Rats are deserting the sinking ship. Fed up with the Bush Junta's deadly lies the insider Bureaucrats are beginning to leak and speak.
SOS2003 Speak Out At STRATCOM, August 1-3, Omaha, NE (tags)
The Bush administration wants to develop and deploy new nuclear weapons. Come to Omaha NE August 1-3, 2003 to speak out against this madness.
Should The Anti-War Movement become More Agressive? (tags)
The Bush propaganda machine shamelessly glorifies the U.S. invasion of Iraq, while refusing to say a word about the numbers of Iraqis killed. Few voters complain. Worse, most of our corporate-dominated media do not complain. Most Democratic candidates in next year’s election strive to outdo Republicans in praising the American military’s heroism and skill in mopping up an Iraqi army already weakened by years of sanctions.
Trust Is Important (tags)
Lying, directly or indirectly, is a mortal sin for a public official in a free society. It erodes trust, which is the glue that holds society together. And it is entirely unjustifiable. When I was flacking for politicians, I always told my clients they had two, and only two, choices if asked a question: tell the truth or say "No comment." It was part of my agreement from the get-go that I would give them the best advice I could, but I would never, under any circumstances, lie for them.
WELCOME TO THE 1930'S (tags)
Investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein's chilling commentary upon the growth of contemporary fascism. While versions of the piece have been printed in Europe, this is the first time it has appeared in English, this version created for Goldstein's fellow Americans.
“Democracy Dies Behind Closed Doors” -- Article Dedicated to the 4th of July (tags)
6-26-03 Topanga Community House (Los Angeles area) Stephan F. Rohde - constitutional lawyer, author and lecturer spoke on the post 911 erosion of civil rights under the Bush Administration. Event sponsored by the newly formed --- Mother’s for an Aware America--- Below is a portion of the transcript and photos:
Why the 'Captain America crowd' is on the defensive (tags)
It helps prove what some have speculated in the past — that the administration benefits from what psychologists call “projection”. In a stressful time such as this, the public subconsciously projects boldness onto rashness and competence onto foolish behaviour, because to see the leaders' mistakes in the harsh light of reality would spark a mass panic.
Fear Factory (tags)
This is just the latest and most egregious step in a fear campaign designed to prepare Americans to do whatever the administration wants us to do.
US hypocrisy astounding (tags)
Yet it is instructive the US is not opposed to establishing the court. It only wants its own military granted permanent immunity from genocide and war crimes trials.
Public coming around to Bush's lies (tags)
For the first time since the beginning of the war in Iraq, a solid majority of Americans believe the Bush administration either "stretched the truth" about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction or told outright lies, according to a new opinion survey.
BEYOND BUSH - Part I ( By Michael C. Ruppert ) (tags)
Michael C. Ruppert looks into the future and shares his thoughts (repost)
Rage. Mistrust. Hatred. Fear. Uncle Sam's enemies within (tags)
A few things have happened recently that show just how powerful -- and, perhaps, unstoppable -- is the march of the right-wing machine in the US. This month the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a right-wing think tank umbilically tied to the Bush administration, declared open warfare on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) deemed too left-wing and set up an organisation called NGOWatch to monitor these liberal pressure groups.
A Crack In Bush's Facade Growing WMD Scandal (tags)
Bush lied about the weapons of mass destruction. He lied to us, the United Nations, and the soldiers he sent to die in Iraq. Bush's apologists defend his attempts to sell this obscene war as mere spin, but claiming certain knowledge of something that doesn't exist is hardly a question of emphasis. It's time to stop wondering where the WMDs are.
Pre-war predictions of quick exit, oil-financed reconstruction evaporate (tags)
Even as U.S. troops continue to be killed in Iraq at the rate of about one a day, the United States faces the prospect of occupying the country indefinitely and leading an international reconstruction effort costing tens of billions of dollars, according to several estimates.
Century City: The Anti-Bush Party (tags)
Although he would have, no doubt, prefered to slink into town, collect his millions and slink out again, the city showed up in all it's diversity and creativity to speak it's mind.
Bush's illusions (tags)
Almost two months after the president said major combat in Iraq had ended, U.S. troops are still being killed and the White House's plans are in disarray.
US TV networks 'kissed ass', says Wolff (tags)
"Ass kissing has gone on to a profound degree. It's pervasive throughout all these news organisations. They need the FCC to behave in certain ways. In order to do this we have got to go along to get along," said Wolff, who delivered the keynote speech at today's MediaGuardian forum on war coverage.
U.N. Panel Reports No al-Qaida-Iraq Ties (tags)
Another Shill argument bites the dust. No proven link from Hussein to Al-Qaida. Shockeroonie!
The Road to Coverup Is the Road to Ruin (tags)
US Senate Floor Remarks - June 24, 2003 Mr. President, last fall, the White House released a national security strategy that called for an end to the doctrines of deterrence and containment that have been a hallmark of American foreign policy for more than half a century....
Why let facts get in way of a perfectly good war? (tags)
This goes out with a big dose of PAXIL to all you Stockholm Conservatives.
Lies spinning to fascism (tags)
As the bush cabal hurtles America towards fascism, war is about to be declared on the 'enemy within'...
Bush Lied and Soldiers Died (tags)
Several weeks have now passed since the end of the war, and WMD’s have yet to be found in Iraq. Specialized teams of engineers, scientists, and intelligence agents have been searching for these weapons since the outbreak of war, yet have been unable to locate even the slightest trace of chemical and biological weapons.
911 Victims Families Accuse White House Of Cover Up (tags)
It is increasingly clear that the Bush Junta is not interested in actually doing an honest investigation of what occurred on 911 despite the many glaring inconsistencies in the official "story".
WMD lies no surprise (tags)
If you seriously believed the Bush administration that Iraq posed an immediate threat because of its weapons programs, or that Saddam was intimately connected with al-Qaeda, you richly deserved your deception.
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.
'Revisionist victory' (tags)
That the President of the United States is being forced to repeat the same inane talking point which was first wielded by Colin Powell and Condaleeza Rice shows precisely how desperate the administration is to keep the truth at bay. They know that if they do not keep up a fevered offensive they are in mortal danger of being squeezed by two very unpleasant pincers.
Belgian 'Boycott Bush' actions close Esso and Texaco petrol stations (tags)
Brussels, June 14th 2003 – At noon simultaneous boycott actions closed Esso and Texaco petrol stations in most Belgian provinces. At an Esso petrol station in Gent a carpet of dead bodies, armed US marines, and George W. Bush, illustrated the link between thousands of innocent victims, the important Iraqi oilfields and the gasoline sold by US oil-multinationals Esso and Texaco.
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.
Corporate corruption and the Bush Administration (tags)
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! "
Bad Iraq data from start to finish (tags)
Ever since the tragedy of Sept. 11, the Bush administration has relied on selective and distorted intelligence data to make the case for invading Iraq. But the truth will out, and the White House is now scrambling to explain away its mendacity.
The impeachable offense (tags)
Finally, and far too late, the networks, the big dailies, and the national news magazines are discovering that the Bush Administration's case for invading Iraq was a combination of willfully gross exaggerations and flat-out lies.
Captives Deny Qaeda Worked With Baghdad (tags)
Two of the highest-ranking leaders of Al Qaeda in American custody have told the C.I.A. in separate interrogations that the terrorist organization did not work jointly with the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein, according to several intelligence officials.
The gang that couldn’t think straight (tags)
Now some U.S. lawmakers are calling for congressional hearings to find out whether the Bush Administration truly did overhype the threat posed by Iraq. Republican Sen. John Warner, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a former secretary of the Navy (as well as one of Liz Taylor’s ex-husbands), has said his panel will take part in such a probe. But somehow House Majority Leader Tom DeLay thinks this is all unfair.
Ex-Official: Evidence Distorted for War (tags)
The Bush administration distorted intelligence and presented conjecture as evidence to justify a U.S. invasion of Iraq, according to a retired intelligence official who served during the months before the war.
Mobilize Against US Agri-Imperialism (tags)
HUNGRY FOR JUSTICE? Want to resist the WTO, US Empire and Corporate Globalization? Fed up with genetically engineered trees, food, fish, future? Believe that access to healthy food and clean water is a fundamental human right?
Bush is a bigger liar than clinton (tags)
I knew Bush would hang himself. This story is from the Washington Post, (oh but Bush Admirer will just say the Washington Post is a left wing rag). Talk radio shrills are still rambling about Clinton lieing about his extra-marital affairs while it is becoming clear that bush lied to the world about the reason for war in Iraq now you tell me which is worse.
Wolfowitz: Iraq war about oil (tags)
US deputy secretary of defense Paul Wolfowitz claims that the US attacked Iraq because its "swimming in oil."
Your Bill of Rights Repealed (tags)
That's how it started in Nazi Germany. Hitler convinced a small core of Germany-first fanatics that Jews were a threat and the cause of their economic distress. "Good" Germans sat on their hands because they didn't want to be unpatriotic or unsupportive of their nation's leader.
Major Watergate-like scandal over WMD? (tags)
WASHINGTON, Jun 2 (IPS) - When all three major U.S. newsweeklies--Time, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report--run major features on the same day on possible government lying, you can bet you have the makings of a major scandal.
POETIC LICENCE: US intelligence hoax hits the fan (tags)
The Bush administration should have heeded Mark Twain’s advice: “When in doubt, speak the truth.” But it didn’t, and thought it could fool people into believing that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, had links to Al Qaeda and was even involved in the 9/11 attacks on the US. This, of course, was rubbish, tripe of the highest order, as many of us had been saying for months. The truth, however, will out sooner or later. And the expletive deleted has finally hit the fan.
Give it a chance (tags)
The Road Map is reason for hope, but the real dangers lay ahead and even an optimist must be wary. Extremists - Israeli, Palestinian and American - all remain committed to scuttling this still too feeble attempt to restart negotiations on the road to peace.
Nothing Sweeter To Bush Than Revenge (tags)
"Even more sinister, Secretary of State Colin Powell -- in an uncharacteristic role as the godfather-enforcer for the administration -- has been lecturing straying nations that they will be punished for their stand against the war. As he puts it, they will suffer the "consequences." The exact penalties are never spelled out but the ominous threat is left hanging. "
WMD just a convenient excuse for war, admits Wolfowitz (tags)
The Bush administration focused on alleged weapons of mass destruction as the primary justification for toppling Saddam Hussein by force because it was politically convenient, a top-level official at the Pentagon has acknowledged.
Where are all those Iraqi weapons? (tags)
“Where are the weapons of mass destruction?” That is the first of many awkward questions George W. Bush faces as the vaunted victory in Iraq unravels in chaos. Another question is: “How long will the occupation last and how much will it cost?”
A PNAC Primer: How We Got Into This Mess (tags)
In the early-1990s, there was a group of ideologues and power-politicians on the fringe of the Republican Party's far-right. The members of this group in 1997 would found The Project for the New American Century (PNAC); their aim was to prepare for the day when the Republicans regained control of the White House -- and, it was hoped, the other two branches of government as well -- so that their vision of how the U.S. should move in the world would be in place and ready to go, straight off-the-shelf into official policy.
In The Kingdom Of Forgetting (tags)
Memory can be an embarrassing thing. In politics, it's often more convenient to forget. The classic illustration of this idea was Orwell's dystopian Ministry of Truth, where functionaries fed any inconvenient bit of information down the memory hole -- "whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air."
Four Days of Action Against Bechtel and the Corporate Invasion of Iraq: June 1 - June 5 (tags)
Activists in San Francisco are organizing four days of action against war profiteer, Bechtel! Join us, flyer your community, inform your comrades! Flyers available at: http://www.actagainstwar.org/article.php?id=222 and let us know!
Howard Dean Blasts FCC (tags)
Presidential Candidate Howard Dean today wrote to FCC Chairman Michael Powell, urging the FCC to avoid further deregulation of the American media. The text of the letter:
Wars yet to come - a fascinating Story (tags)
These two paragraphs from the full article are intro enough. The myth of easy American victory will be used in the worst possible ways for years to come and you'll need this for future reference and discussion.
Bush unchallenged by media (tags)
"But Bush's fighter-plane landing on the deck of a U.S. battleship earlier this month, and his emergence from the cockpit in combat gear and mussed-up hair, was even more stage-managed (right down to the soft-tone sunset lighting and the "Mission Accomplished" backdrop sign perfectly angled for TV viewers). As for laughable, it's hard to outdo Bush — who went AWOL from the National Guard during the Vietnam War..."
Republic of Fear (tags)
In mid-April the New York Times tried to take the edge off a poll showing that, even as US troops were entering Baghdad, a majority of Americans remained opposed to the policy of pre-emptive war that Bush invoked in attacking Iraq.
Weapons failure (tags)
Many reasons have been offered for the failure of U.S. weapons experts and scientists to find a trace of nonconventional weapons in Iraq. Israeli intelligence sources claimed these weapons had been moved to Syria before the war began, but U.S. intelligence agencies never believed it.
From Bad to Worse: The EPA after Whitman (tags)
Both President Bush and Administrator Whitman disavowed a government report (authored by their own scientists) acknowledging humans' role in causing global warming -- we fear for the future.
Going Backwards Defense Execs Get Top Pentagon Posts (tags)
While Rumsfeld's aides defended the selections, some Pentagon officials bridled because of their daily battles with poor contractor performance and cost overruns. "They are bringing in the sharks," said Chuck Spinney, an Air Force system analyst. But Spinney conceded that Rumsfeld was caught in the predictable bind of finding experts for a new administration.
FOUR DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST BECHTEL (tags)
Plan an action at the LA office on June 5th!FOUR DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST BECHTEL AND THE CORPORATE INVASION OF IRAQ June 1 – June 5, 2003
Liberals vs. Conservatives? It's the Corruption, Stupid (tags)
"...how about contrasting our noble beginnings to where we stand today? Thomas Jefferson's vision for our nation is imbued with John Locke's interpretation of government of, by and for the people. "Great mistakes in the ruling part, will be borne by the people without mutiny or murmur," Locke wrote. "But if a long train of abuses. . . . all tending the same way, make the design visible to the people . . . it is not to be wondered that they should then rouse themselves, and endeavorto put the rule into such hands which may secure to them the end for which government was at first erected."
Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in '74 (tags)
"News coverage of the Madfrid discovery has been virtually nonexistent in this country. The news broke quietly on Feb 29, 2000 with a story that ran once on the UPI wire about the Nature Medicine article." This article was named by Project Censored in 2000.
"the lessons of September 11th are not being applied today" (tags)
"the lessons of September 11th are not being applied today"
Why keep Americans guessing about 9/11? (tags)
Even the arbiter of the "Mainstream" Presstitutes are beginning to have to old their nose and ask: What's that smell?
White House Refuses to Release Sept. 11 Info (tags)
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration and the nation's intelligence agencies are blocking the release of sensitive information about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
Analysis Of White House Obstruction Of 911 Investigations (tags)
* Why has the government refused to make public the recorded pilots conversations with Air Traffic Control, notifying them of a hijacking in progress? We know these conversations took place because the FAA has confirmed having reported the hijackings to NORAD within minutes of their commencement.
Gee I guess it was Blood for Oil after all! (tags)
The scope and duration of U.S. control over Iraq's oil outlined in the resolution goes well beyond previous administration statements, which largely have been confined to affirmations that the oil was the property of the Iraqi people. Testifying on Capitol Hill in March, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said, "The oil of Iraq belongs to the people of Iraq. It's the source of revenue to run the country."
Salt Lake City rallies condemn war crimes in Iraq (tags)
The Committee for War Criminal Prosecution held its annual spring rallies to protest war crimes committed by nation-state leaders, featuring the U.S. Bush administration's performances in Iraq this year.
Ten Lessons Of The Iraq War (tags)
The most important lessons of the Iraq War may be as yet unrevealed, but there is a sense that American unilateralism is likely to continue to alienate important allies, while the triumphalism of the Bush administration is likely to taunt terrorists, making them more numerous and tenacious in their commitment to violent retaliation.
BTL:Under White House Control, Iraq's Oil Wealth May Be Headed Toward... (tags)
...Privatization.Interview with Michael Renner, a senior researcher with World Watch Institute, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
White House refuses to release Sept. 11 info (tags)
Disputed information includes a well publicized warning from an FBI agent that al-Qaida supporters might be training in U.S. flight schools and the names of the president and his national security adviser as people who may have received warnings that a terrorist attack was possible before Sept. 11, one official said.
Claims and Allegations and Still No Signs of Iraq's Alleged Weapons of Mass Destruction (tags)
Is the Bush administration sufficiently challenged or so blatantly confident that they do not feel obligated into producing such evidence that justified an invasion into Iraq?
An Orwellian Purge (tags)
A May 31, 2002 internal memo from the Education Department, "Criterion and Process for Removing Old Content from www.ed.gov," the department's Web site, is strangely akin to what occurs in 1984.
Madison: 'Does 'consent of the governed' imply 'informed consent'?' (tags)
I found this posted over at Smirking Chimp and thought Madison made some good points. So, I lifted it and brought it over here as it is thought provoking.
BTL:Rising Opposition to Occupation of Iraq Threatens Bush Agenda for... (tags)
...Restructuring the Oil-Rich Country. Interview with Mansour Farhang, Bennington College professor of political science, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Would the US Plant WMD’s – A Stroll Down Memory Lane (tags)
This article by ex-CIA officials discusses the question of US vs UN inspection teams looking for the notorious weapons of mass destruction. Also addresses the question of 'would the US plant evidence?......
BTL:Veterans Critical of Bush Administration and... (tags)
...Pentagon Policies Toward Military. Personnel Interview with Steve Robinson, executive director of the National Gulf War Resource Center, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus.
Short-sighted U.S. Foreign Policy Spells Trouble Ahead (tags)
Myopic and lacking in considerable fore-sight, the Bush Administration did little to establish and implement a creditable US Foreign Policy in Iraq.....
It's the Oil, Stupid (tags)
Oil had nothing to do with Washington's motives for the invasion, we were told. "The only interest the United States has in the region is furthering the cause of peace and stability, not in [Iraq's] ability to generate oil," said press secretary Ari Fleischer in late 2002. But at a January briefing an unnamed "senior Defense official" revealed that Gen. Tommy Franks and his staff "have crafted strategies that will allow us to secure and protect those fields as rapidly as possible in order to preserve those prior to destruction...
U.S. Diplomat's Letter of Resignation (tags)
A great moment in American History remembered...
Iraqis say ‘No U.S. occupation’ (tags)
Shouts of “No to colonialism, no to occupation” resounded throughout Iraq this week.
Protocols of the Elders of NeoCons (tags)
What the administration fails to understand is that it cannot hide or ignore the huge elephant in the middle room, namely Israel. Retired US Gen. Anthony Zinni said “my worst nightmare would be an Al-Jazeera TV picture of American troops in combat fighting Iraqis, at the same time the Israeli defense forces is in the West Bank and Gaza killing Arabs.
Sly As A Fox In The Box (tags)
"But Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon represent something altogether different in this battle over the issues of this war, this administration and Constitutionally-protected free speech. With them comes the true battleground and everyone should take notice. Neither of them are given to excess hyperbole or ad homonym attacks against those who differ with them politically ... What has transpired recently has not quite sunk in for most Americans. This isn't a left vs. right issue, though the right (and yes, indeed, many leftists) want it to be in order to further polarize the citizenry."
U.S. Planners Surprised by Strength of Iraqi Shiites (tags)
U.S. Planners Surprised by Strength of Iraqi Shiites
Response to Marc Cooper (tags)
Marc Cooper's cynical screed in last weeks LA Weekly is crushed by Carole LaFleme's analysis. This letter was rejected by LA Weekly. Cooper would rather attack those against the war rather than those perpetrating the crime.
The Most Dangerous President Ever (tags)
I miss Ronald Reagan.
Are the Democrats covering up Senator Feinstein's link to war profiteering? (tags)
Why are Congressional Democrats silent about the Perini Corporation?
Practice to Deceive-- Chaos in the MiddleEast is not the Bush hawks' nightmare scenario-- (tags)
"In short, the administration is trying to roll the table--to use U.S. military force, or the threat of it, to reform or topple virtually every regime in the region, from foes like Syria to friends like Egypt, on the theory that it is the undemocratic nature of these regimes that ultimately breeds terrorism. So events that may seem negative--Hezbollah for the first time targeting American civilians; U.S. soldiers preparing for war with Syria--while unfortunate in themselves, are actually part of the hawks' broader agenda."
Why the anti-war movement was right (tags)
Clear and present danger? Quick fall of Baghdad proves that might makes wrong
JULY 4 Candlelight Vigil for the Constitution of the U.S. and the Bill of Rights (tags)
In light of repression by the police of residents in Arab Communities; In light of criminalization of anti-war protestors, and in light of the complicity of the corporate media with the war crimes of the Bush Administration, this response addresses these issues in a creative and non-violent, yet assertive manner.
How America Lost The War (tags)
We need, first of all, to get our terms straight so as to achieve a sense of clarity regarding the issue of America's moral standing on the matter. Saddam Hussein was not defeated. He was not overthrown, bested, beaten or destroyed. Saddam Hussein was fired, relieved of his position by a nation that hired him for a dirty job way back in 1979.
How and why the US encouraged looting in Iraq (tags)
The US military stood by and permitted the ransacking of the museum, an incalculable blow to Iraqi and world culture, just as they allowed and even encouraged the looting of hospitals, universities, libraries and government social service buildings. The occupation forces protected only the Ministry of Oil, with its detailed inventory of Iraqi oil reserves, as well as the Ministry of Interior, the headquarters of the ousted regime’s secret police.
Secret Bechtel Documents Reveal: Yes, It Is About Oil (tags)
Titled "Crude Vision: How Oil Interests Obscured US Government Focus on Chemical Weapons Use by Saddam Hussein," this report traces an intense effort by Reagan officials in the mid-OE80s to win Hussein's approval for a $2-billion oil pipeline to be built by Bechtel, running from the Euphrates oilfields in southern Iraq westward to Jordan and the Gulf of Aqaba. A key player in that effort was Rumsfeld, then the CEO of Searle drugs, the giant phramaceutical company.
The anti-war movemnet has lost (tags)
The anti-war movement has lost, and freedom has won.
4/10: Iraq - Liberation of Occupation? (tags)
**US Occupied Iraq** Is This What Our Future? Think Locally, Act Globally! No Blood for Oil! No Colonization of Iraq No Immigrant Bashing! Health Care Not Warfare! Books Not Bombs! Schools Not Tanks! From: PeaceNoWar For Latest Information, Please check URL: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net
Media groups enraged over coalition attacks on journalists (tags)
Further information on the recent deaths of journalists killed by U.S. forces in Baghdad Tuesday has caused concern amongst major media outlets in addition to media watchdog groups
PERLE OVER BARREL (tags)
MORE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST COME TO LIGHT AMONG DEFENSE POLICY BOARD MEMBERS. A forthcoming report from the Center for Public Integrity, points out that board member and former CIA chief James Woolsey, is a senior executive at consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., which received $688 million in Pentagon contracts in 2002.
First hearing of (white wash) 9-11 commission set for Monday Morning in New York (tags)
The commission is conveniently timed to coincide with the Iraq war, when you Americans cannot question the pResident, the commander in chief of your armed forces, because now you have to be patriotic, right...
Iraq War Quiz (tags)
A quiz for the neo-con thugs
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
Rumsfeld Masks Civilian Deaths in Basra With Unlikely Explanations (tags)
The Bush Administration is looking for ways to blame civilian deaths in Basra caused by its bombing campaign there on anyone but themselves.
Terrorist strikes begin in response to attack on Iraq (tags)
Two small bombings on British interests overseas have taken place, and are a harbinger of things to come. Dangerous times are ahead, but in no place on the planet is it going to be more dangerous than in America, as a looming scandal drives the extreme right wing to ever more reckless actions...
FORGED IRAQ DOCUMENTS LEAD TO FLAILING CHICKENHAWK PERLE (tags)
"There is a possibility that the fabrication of these documents may be part of a larger deception campaign aimed at manipulating public opinion and foreign policy regarding Iraq," Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV) wrote to FBI Director Robert Mueller on March 13.
LA VA Gives Felony to Vet For Parking, VA doing Medical Experiments Unauthorized (tags)
The soldiers fighting for America who are not from wealthy families have been conned. The Veterans Administration turns against Veterans when they return. Free Pics and Details.
Sitting in the Street and Disrupting Society (tags)
Sitting in the streets is fighting war with war.... come on now people.
latest Chomsky 3/20 "Deep Concerns" (tags)
Plan B for the Peace Movement (tags)
Persistent protesters need to prepare for some unsettling possibilities
PASADENA STUDENTS ARRESTED (tags)
Two Pasadena students arrested today at a peaceful walkout rally; Protest police brutality and the PCC administration's wrongful charges Friday 3/21 at 3 PM!!!
Expose the Links between Al Qaeda and the Bush Adminastration (tags)
The truth is Al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA, and they have closer links to the Bush adminastration than they do iraq!!!
OIL WAR: THE SMOKING GUNS (tags)
FIRST HI-LEVEL, OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION FOUND CONFIRMING OIL WAR! THE ATTEMPT TO COVER-UP OIL WAR DISCUSSIONS ALSO BEING REVEALED. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN EUROPE AS WELL.
Invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for invasion of Iran. (tags)
The ultimate purpose for the invasion of Iraq is not Iraq or Iraq's oil. There is ample evidence, from sources available to the public, to indicate that Iraq is not the real goal. Like Afghanistan, Iraq is being taken in preparation for the invasion of Iran.
Into the Darkness - "Above all, do not succumb to despair" (tags)
This article is by William Rivers Pitt of the New York Times Syndicate. This, I think, reflects the fear all of us have over the ramifications of this war. But also, in the last paragraphs, reflects the need in our hearts and consciences to resist and not "succumb to despair." We owe America that much. Read on...
Chomsky on War (tags)
No To War
ROLLING START: The Idiot Prince Will Have His War (tags)
There is a long struggle ahead, and it will become more terrible. But just as those before us fought slavery, apartheid, fascism, and colonialism, we will take up our historical task with confidence and determination, and assert our humanity against these gangsters.
DUMP THE INCUMBENT$ !!! (tags)
Sen. Diane Feinstein of California said while she has disagreed with Bush's Iraq policy, "I stand fully behind our troops who may be going into harm's way." (SHE VOTED FOR THE WAR)
Families of military personnel and veterans speak out against war (tags)
The world has been galvanized into action against the Bush administration’s drive to war with Iraq. This is no less true in the United States. In all sectors of the U.S. population you will find anti-war sentiment – including in the armed forces and their families.
Weapons of Mass Deception (tags)
In the year and a half since September 11 the Bush administration has been waging an aggressive military campaign against real and perceived enemies, coupled with a public relations campaign to win the "hearts and minds" of the world. In Afghanistan, at least, the military campaign has shown some success. The public relations campaign, however, has been an embarrassing failure.
Farm Labor Leaders Slam Bush over Mexico Pressures at UN (tags)
Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America; Arturo Rodriguez, president of the UFW; and Baldemar Velasquez, president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, tell Bush to stop pressuring the Mexican government to vote at the UN for a war the Mexican people overwhelmingly oppose.
U.S. Army signals war concerns (poster, article) (tags)
U.S. Army fears that bringing democracy and stability to Iraq may be an impossible task. (Article below)
Lawrence 'Ari' Fleisher Wants To 'Liberate' People With Arial Weapons Of Mass Destruction (tags)
Ari Fleisher defends Bush's 3,000 Weapons of Mass Destruction to be rained on Iraq in 48 hours. A UN report claims up to 100,000 Iraqi people will lose their lives. Is there sufficient reason for us to be killing this many people? And to maim a few 100,000 more?
Anybody Got a Light? (tags)
Top 31 Bush - Iraq Lies: A Reference For Seekers of Truth So many lies have been spread by the Administration and their minions that it is hard to keep track. I suppose that’s part of their strategy. Overwhelm the opposition and the public with so much misinformation that the truth will never be clear. They can then press forward in an ambiguous cloud of fear and “what if?” scenarios.
Israel’s foreign policy is the U.S.’s foreign policy (tags)
“Wag the dog” Who’s calling the foreign policy shots behind the scenes in the Bush administration?
Saying No to War (tags)
"The fact that the United Nations might be irreparably weakened would not much bother his conservative po0litical base at home, nor would the outcry abroad..When the purpose is fuzzy, or based on questionable presuppositions, it's time to stop.."
The Bush Outrage(s) of the Month list (tags)
(see related story below) As part of its campaign to put a four-year limit on George W. Bush’s tenure at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the AFL-CIO has drawn up what might be called the “Outrage of the Month” list of attacks against working people by the Bush administration since taking office in January 2001.
Ventura County Students Walkout and Demonstrate Against War (tags)
Students from throughout Ventura County, CA walked out of classes, held demonstrations, and rallied for peace.
Nationalists hijack Washington (tags)
Nationalists based in Washington have hijacked U.S. policy. These nationalists mostly worked together in the American Enterprise Institute, Project for the New American Century, etc. Find out more.
Thank You for Writing, Now Go Away (tags)
Thank You for Writing, Now Go Away by Tom Turner
Call PAX HUMANA, HERE AND NOW! (tags)
Call for Peace : If you believe the disarmament of Iraq must be carried out by UN inspectors... If you think Peace is a risk worth taking!...
THE DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR OUR REPUBLIC (tags)
"I, like many other supporters of the Constitution, have been asking since the 2000 election; exactly what drives the foreign policy of the Bush Administration. The answer is revealed in the doctrines of the Policy for the New American Century, (PNAC) "
No war! Say thanks to Turkey! (tags)
Turkey has voted against war on their neighbor. But with Bush arm-twisting, they could vote again! We should express anti-war solidarity with the people of Turkey, just as we express anti-war solidarity with the people of Iraq.
Temescal Canyon students protest military recruiters (tags)
The students of Temescal Canyon High School's erstwhile peace club stood up to military recruiters, while outside the rain and another event conspired to turn a planned demonstration into a mini-protest.
SIGN ON - Int'l call Boycott US war Iraq (tags)
This is an international call for a boycott of the US war economy. The American economy is directly linked to the war on Iraq. Oil companies and arms companies, in particular, stand to make huge profits from a war on Iraq. The Bush Administration is prepared to go to war unilaterally, with or without a UN resolution. Consumers worldwide can say "NO"
Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 ("Patriot II") (tags)
recently a document was leaked from the justice department. They say it is a "draft". Here is a summary of the Patriot II
US TELLS UN COUNCIL MEMBERS; IT’S GOING TO WAR!! UN VOTE OR NOT (tags)
"You are not going to decide whether there is war in Iraq or not," the diplomat said U.S. officials told him. "That decision is ours, and we have already made it. It is already final. The only question now is whether the council will go along with it or not."
What is your Anti-Bush? (tags)
Under the flag of the "War on Drugs" the Bush Administration has set in motion a genuine Fascist government, assaulted our Constitutional Freedoms and threatens to destabilize the entire world in a quest for dominance of oil and natural resources. Time to march them out of office.
Direct Action - a 911 inquiry (tags)
After considering how alternative summits have been held as a form of direct action, it seems to me that the best form of Direct Action at this time is not doing futile things that will actually play into the hands of the far right, such as cutting rail lines, but rather launching a 911 investigation.
Temescal Canyon HS Admins: "Yes to Military Recruiters, No to Peace Club" (tags)
Temescal Canyon High School's administration will do anything to stop the Peace Club from meeting. But they gladly allow military recruiters on campus.
The President's Real Goal in Iraq (tags)
The official story on Iraq has never made sense. The connection that the Bush administration has tried to draw between Iraq and al-Qaida has always seemed contrived and artificial. In fact, it was hard to believe that smart people in the Bush administration would start a major war based on such flimsy evidence. The pieces just didn't fit. Something else had to be going on; something was missing.
Anti-War Leader Launches Campaign to Impeach Bush (tags)
(CNSNews.com) - A former U.S. attorney general has drafted articles of impeachment against President Bush and three other top administration officials as a means of preventing the U.S. from advancing a "first strike, potentially nuclear preemptive war" against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
BILL OF RIGHTS UNDER NEW ASSAULT (tags)
The frightening un-Patriot II is Gee Duhbya's legacy to the Founders. Cutting the Balls off of the Constitution. Circulated in secret Asscroft first claimed it was just a "draft of ideas" - except that copies had already been secretly sent to Dennis Hastert in the House of Representatives. These people are no friends to your liberty.
Mr Bush Plans Bigger And Better Massive Weapons Of Mass Destruction For The U.S. (tags)
"...It's very serious," said Stephen Schwartz, the publisher of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who added that it opened the US to charges of hypocrisy when it is demanding the disarmament of Iraq and North Korea. "How can we possibly go to the international community or to these countries and say 'How dare you develop these weapons', when it's exactly what we're doing?" Mr Schwartz said.
Answering Moral Blackmail (tags)
Are millions of Canadian, American and In the midst of worldwide protest against an impending war with Iraq, the Bush Administration and its allies have trotted out their trump card...
Disentangling the Antiwar Movement from the American Flag (tags)
(A downloadable PDF version of this essay is available at www.freesocietycollective.org; feel free to copy and distribute this 8.5 x 11, 2- sided flyer)
BUSH’S ATTEMPT TO BLOCK NEW YORK DEMO (tags)
“The Bush administration - which is in the midst of trying to sell the war to the public - filed a brief urging the judges to uphold denial of the permit. And the Bloomberg administration has no intention of forcing a St. Patrick's Day standstill instead of a parade - even though it's bigger and likely more raucous.”
The Iraq is only the beginning (tags)
You are either with us or a promblem
REAL NEWS STORY OF THE YEAR (tags)
The Real News Network (www.RNNnews.info) has selected Jay Bookman's article "The President's Real Goal In Iraq" as the 1st Annual REAL NEWS STORY OF THE YEAR - 2002. Mr. Bookman is the Deputy Editorial Page Editor for the daily newspaper the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Bookman's powerful article revealed, in a mainstream medium no less, that there was and is much more behind the Bush Administration's publicly stated 'anti-terrorism' reasons for intervening in Iraq.
After Iraq: North Korea and Beyond (tags)
Iraq and North Korea are only the beginning.
Tape shows bin Laden OPPOSES Hussein (tags)
"If bin Laden is effectively calling on Muslim Iraqis to overthrow Saddam ... how then can the U.S. administration use this message to prove Saddam and al-Qaeda are linked?" -- Snip from article
Introducing... the new "Leader" of Iraq! (tags)
The internal US Government debate over whether to go to war "is over"... and the new US imposed leader for Iraq has been choosen.
TECHNIQUES OF DECEIT: HOW BUSH LIES (tags)
A good job of clearly demonstrating the lies put forth by Bush to stage his Master's War of Conquest.
Which Rogue State is Destroying Global Arms Control? (tags)
The US is offering humanity a choice: extinction or hegemony.
British intel report cited by Powell to U.N. plagiarized grad student (tags)
Feb. 6, 2003, 2230 hrs, PST, (FTW) - A story is sweeping the world tonight and it says a great deal about those who are forcing the world into a war it does not want. The famed dossier presented by British Prime Minister Tony Blair to his Parliament was plagiarized from two articles and a September 2002 research paper submitted by a graduate student.
Peace Demonstrators in US & UK Take Message to the Pumps: No War for Oil! (tags)
National Release: Peace Demonstrators in US & UK Take Message to the Pumps: NO WAR FOR OIL Day of Action at Over 100 Gas Stations Calls for Peace, Security, and Environmental Protection via Reduction of Dependence on Oil
ANSWER Coalition Statement (tags)
ANSWER COALITION RESPONDS TO RED BAITING
Full Text of Speech by Sen. Ted Kennedy on 1/29/03 (tags)
Full text of speech by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D.Mass) on 1/29/03
BUSH TO DISMANTLE "ANTIQUATED" OVERTIME PAY (tags)
A Bush administration overhaul of decades-old labor regulations could force many Americans to work longer hours without overtime pay.
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
The Mud is Up To Our Necks (tags)
The Bush administration firmly believes in its dreams of solving deeply rooted long-term problems in coups d'etats. When the dreamers awake, they will see that the mud is up to our necks..Washington sees international organizations as impairment..
Michel Chossudovsky: The 911 Commission, War And The Criminal State // AUDIO MP3 (tags)
Guns And Butter Radio: Michel Chossudovsky Interview: “The 911 Commission, War And The Criminal State”; mp3 files
Tens of thousands in S.F. demand Bush abandon war plans (SF Chronicle) (tags)
From San Francisco to Washington, D.C., from Paris to Tokyo, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the world's streets Saturday to protest potential military action against Iraq by the Bush administration and its allies.
GREENS: 'MORAL CLARITY' DEMANDS OPPOSITION TO BUSH'S WAR PLANS (tags)
Waiting for the next 'Gulf of Tonkin': Greens call the White House's stated reasons for invading Iraq a litany of deception and PR propaganda
Lessons from the Lott exposé (tags)
The Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) scandal did more than expose the racist underbelly of the former Senate majority leader and the Republican Party. It also showed the growing importance of the struggle for equality and against racism in the political life of the nation.
King George and the Administration of Fear-VIDEO (tags)
Check out my Bush speech recontextualized-VIDEO.
Report on Layoffs Killed (tags)
The Bush administration, under fire for its handling of the economy, has quietly killed off a Labor department program that tracked mass layoffs by US companies. This article originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle is available on www.corpwatch.org
LA Anti-War Protest: at least 20,000 (tags)
At least 20,000 demonstrate in Los Angeles against the Bush Administration and their plans for war.
Global warming: Smog belches from Bush administration (tags)
The New Year began with environmentalists pressing two separate lawsuits charging the Bush administration with gutting the Clean Air Act and pushing policies that have accelerated global warming that poses a long term threat to life on earth.
The Iraq will attack US Homeland (tags)
Every time you believe administration statements can't become more stupid they become still more stupid!
Hollywood Follies (tags)
Brave actors oppose a war with Iraq! City Journal 31 December 2002
Rumsfeld offered help to Saddam (tags)
The Reagan administration and its special Middle East envoy, Donald Rumsfeld, did little to stop Iraq developing weapons of mass destruction in the 1980s, even though they knew Saddam Hussein was using chemical weapons "almost daily" against Iran.
No Bomb? Your Screwed. Gotta Bomb? We're Cool. (tags)
Well, it is my opinion that someone just made the biggest horse's ass out of this Bush administration
North Korea and the Axis of Oil (tags)
"....the real WWII Axis powers - Nazi Germany, Italy and Japan - had a major strategic problem in common. Unlike GW's Axis of Evil, none had oil reserves, a prerequisite for world domination. Getting access to oil was part of their reason for invading other countries. Bush is doing exactly what they were doing in WWII, creating a justification for war, threatening war and then invading..."
Rep Kucinich on Iraq (tags)
"Throughout 1989 and 1990, U.S. companies, with the permission of the first Bush Administration, sent to the government of Saddam Hussein mustard gas precursors and live cultures for bacteriological research. U.S. companies also helped to build a chemical weapons factory and supplied the West Nile virus, fuel air explosive technology, computers for weapons technology, hydrogen cyanide precursors....."
ACTION ALERT - INS drive: Pakistan's Washington embassy seeks proposals (tags)
Suggestions should be sent to the deputy chief of mission, Mohammad Sadiq, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by fax (202-232-4142).
100,000 U.S. Troops to leave for Gulf (tags)
Around 60,000 U.S. Troops are already in place in the region. Washington's latest call up will make possible a total onslaught by late January.
venezuala: gunman may havebeen hired by anti-chavez general (tags)
AMERICA'S VENEZUELAN COUP ATTEMPT IS CRUMBLING (tags)
FOR ALL YOU AMERICAN RIGHT WINGERS OUT THERE, ENJOY... YOUR COUP ATTEMPT IS CRUMBLING DESPITE THE DESPERATE PROPAGANDA AND MEDIA SPIN BEING SPEWED BY THE WESTERN CORPO-CAPITALIST 'FREE PRESS'
BTL:Canadian-based Coalition Will Send Citizen Inspectors to... (tags)
...Examine U.S.Weapons of Mass Destruction This Winter. Interview with David Langille, director public affairs at the Centre for Social Justice in Toronto, Between The Lines' Scott Harris
Bush: Foreign Policy to Take Seriously (tags)
GWB to be taken seriously in the foreign policy arena.
Understanding US Policy with Iraq (tags)
War is not inevitable. However, only the masses can stop it.
BTL:Bush Administration, Working with Auto Industry... (tags)
...Attacks California's Clean Air Standards.Interview with Daniel Becker, of the Sierra Club conducted by Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus.
Scott Ritter on IRAQ, Caltech, Nov 13, 2002 (MP3 / Stream) (tags)
IRAQ: AMERICA’S EXCUSE FOR REGIONAL DOMINANCE (tags)
Lies and deception mar the Bush record on Iraq, with Administration fabrications forming the basis for war, reports investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein. While Goldstein published this article in Europe, the following piece is his original, un-edited copy.
Iraq okays UN terms, Bush pushes war (tags)
Iraq has accepted a United Nations Security Council Resolution giving weapons inspectors sweeping new rights but allows many pretexts for the Bush administration to provoke a war. The resolution warns Iraq of “serious consequences” if it doesn’t comply – and the White House has made clear that anything it defines as a material breach will almost certainly mean a new war.
A Peace Poster Project (tags)
We created a poster that has appeared in around 20 states, and has been dowloaded over 1,000 times from the site (www.nomorevictims.org) created to support distribution. Appropriate text is now being developed for versions in Spanish, Japanese, Italian and Finnish. The poster features a powerful photograph of an Iraqi girl who was injured in a US bombing raid south of Basra in April, 1999. Download the poster by accessing http://www.nomorevictims.org/PosterDownloads.html. You can also email a letter to Bush from the site.
National security, or war on workers? (tags)
OAKLAND, Calif. – Like many Filipinos living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Erlinda Valencia found a job at the airport, screening carry-on bags for passengers. She worked for Argenbright Security for 14 years, most of that time at a minimum-wage job, barely able to support her family.
Pentagon sends combat troops to Colombia (tags)
The U.S. administration has dropped any pretense of fighting a "drug war" in Colombia. Now the U.S. troops are on the battlefield fighting the Marxist insurgencies
GORE VIDAL CLAIMS 'BUSH JUNTA' COMPLICIT IN 9/11 (tags)
Apparently, Mainstream Media is starting to (kind of) suggest what many people here have always said: that the Bush Regime was complicit--if not directly responsible--for 9-11. IN this article in the British newspaper, the Guardian, Gore Vidal suggests that the Bush Junta deliberately allowed the 9-11 attacks to occur. Indeed, given the fact that many of the hijackers were trained at secure US military bases in California and Alabama, as well CIA connected flight schools in Florida, one can suggest that Vidal doesn't go far enough. Bush not only knew. Bush did 9-11...
Oil has always been top of Bush's foreign-policy agenda (tags)
US Energy Report Okayed "Military Intervention" For Oil, reports investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein.
Marines Ordered into Colombia. (tags)
Bush has allegedly become a zealot in his drive to eliminate terrorism worldwide, and sees the FARC in that light. Reliable sources say that to ensure that the rest of the US sees them similarly, US government operatives at work in Colombia have been responsible for many of the bombings that have been laid at the feet of the FARC in recent months.
UCI Faculty say NO to war on Iraq (tags)
"No" to War in Iraq October 2002
Christ I'm Actually Rising! (tags)
Chirst has like, actually come to take out the evil bushmob single handedly! He walks and talks like he's just human... Wow! Don't miss this incredible revelation!!
A threat to humanity: Bush’s new military doctrine (tags)
People's Weekly World Newspaper, Oct 19, 2002 Three weeks ago the Bush administration announced a new strategic-military policy. Named “The National Security Strategy of the United States,” the document contains little that has not been said earlier by Bush and his foreign policy aides.
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.
A Million New Terrorists (tags)
"With its retreat from international obligations and agreements, the struggle against international terrorism and its posture in the Middle East conflict, the US government is now entangled in politics with double standards." Translated from the German
Urgent call for Congressional investigation (tags)
DoD and intelligence officials coerced to cook books! Congress needs to investigate these charges NOW - BEFORE continuing its deliberations on the war powers resolution. This changes everything.
Bush ignores public opinion in war drive (tags)
In the face of growing public opposition and a divided Congress, President George W. Bush continued a fanatical drive towards war with Iraq pushing a bipartisan resolution giving him free reign to launch unilateral military action. Despite captiulation by some leaders of Congress, members of Congress are mounting a campaign reflecting the overwhelming calls and e-mails that have swamped their offices from constituents saying no to war.
Protest in Washington October 26th (tags)
On Saturday, October 26, 2002 -- the first anniversary of the signing of the so-called Patriot Act -- anti-war, civil rights, labor, student and other forces are joining together to launch a massive international mobilization in opposition to a new war against the people of Iraq.
Calls jam Capitol phones: Give peace a chance (tags)
Lawmakers are reporting their phones ringing off the hooks with calls overwhelmingly against George W. Bush’s plans for a war on Iraq. Bush’s war resolution, sent to Capitol Hill last week, is a sweeping measure that would permit him to “use all means he determines to be appropriate, including force” against Iraq.
Who IS the enemy here? A call for action. (tags)
Trent Lott unwittingly put his finger right on it.
Who IS the enemy here? A call for action. (tags)
Trent Lott unwittingly put his finger right on it.
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America Oppose Iraq Invasion (tags)
Resolution passed by United Electrical radio and Machine Workers of America Opposing U.S. attack and invasion of Iraq.
Iraq inspections pave way for peace (tags)
Iraq’s agreement to unconditional weapons inspections is a significant step forward, but the Bush administration’s negative reaction shows it wants to start a war regardless, former senator James Abourezk (D-S.D.) said Sept. 17.
Buying Your Brain With Your Money For War (tags)
Bush Administration Launches Unprecedented $200 Million Propaganda Campaign To Win You Over On Iraq War (using your money to do it!)
The Bush administration charts course towards global catastrophe (tags)
The biggest threat to world peace and our nation’s security emanates not from the caves of Afghanistan, but from the Oval Office in the White House. If anyone thought that Bush’s talk about unending war was hyperbole, they now know they were wrong.
Today's Voice: Earth To Bush: NO IRAQ WAR! (tags)
Voice4Change Changing Hearts and Minds http://www.voice4change.org September 13, 2002
ENDORSE the Oct. 26 Nat'l March in Washington DC (tags)
On October 26 anti-war, civil rights, labor, student and other forces are joining together to launch a massive mobilization in opposition to a new war against the people of Iraq. Mass marches and rallies will be held in Washington DC and San Francisco in the U.S., and internationally.
Earth summit hits poverty, pollution (tags)
JOHANNESBURG – Delegates to the third Earth Summit reached a minimal agreement on policies aimed at lifting four billion people from poverty and curbing threats to the global environment.
Opposition grows to war with Iraq (tags)
Growing opposition to the Bush administration’s planned attack on Iraq, even from prominent right-wing Republicans, provides a “window of opportunity” to prevent such a war, Kathy Kelly, coordinator of Voices in the Wilderness, a humanitarian group working to end economic sanctions against Iraq, told the World.
INTERNMENT CAMPS AND AUTHORITARIAN US FAST BECOMING REALITY (tags)
Extraordinary revelations from the investigative journalist who broke the TIPS story. Versions of this article have been printed in Australia and Europe, but this is Goldstein's full-length, un-edited copy.
Longshore rallies to Bush: Butt out (tags)
“Contract, Yes! Government intervention, No!” was the message of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the AFL-CIO, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and many mayors at rallies up and down the West Coast, Aug. 12. Thousands took to the streets in protest of a threat by the Bush administration to take over ports militarily in the event that the union decides to strike.
Bush threatens troops in longshore dispute (tags)
LOS ANGELES – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) revealed this week that a secret Bush administration task force has threatened a military takeover of West Coast ports if the union decides to strike.
Paradoxes of injustice: war and crises (tags)
This leads to the last and greatest paradox: The Bush Administration's use of war to resolve the domestic crises might just exacerbate all the internal contradictions...
The Rule of Law In the Wake of Clinton. (tags)
From the book "The Rule of Law in the Wake of Clinton"
Forbidden Truth:Mainstream Media Sellout (tags)
That Washington's media elite appears to be anesthetized to Bush's current drive to turning the United States into some mirror image of East Germany, China, or Pinochet's Chile cannot be overstated.
Coup-making in Venezuela: the Bush and oil factors (tags)
As efforts to overthrow Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez intensify, two facts are inescapable: the power elite in the United States has never been happy with democratically-elected Chávez, but it took the Bush administration, with its corporate oil and energy connections, to turn up the heat against him.
Important Information on What *YOU* Can Do to Stop the War on Iraq! (tags)
"As a guy who was part of the first Gulf War," said Ritter, who indeed served under Schwarzkopf in that conflict, "when you deploy that much military power forward - disrupting their training cycles, disrupting their operational cycles, disrupting everything, spending a lot of money - it is very difficult to pull them back without using them." "You got 20,000 Marines forward deployed in October," said Ritter, "you better expect war in October."
The Family that Preys Together (tags)
Something to tell your neighbours, before they start the TIPS program hahahahha
BUSH REGIME TO USE 4% OF US POPULATION TO SPY ON THE OTHER 96% (tags)
The Terrorism Information and Prevention System, or TIPS, means the US will have a higher percentage of citizen informants than the former East Germany through the infamous Stasi secret police. The program would use a minimum of 4 per cent of Americans to report "suspicious activity".
To Attempt Shut Down of 9/11 Evidence (tags)
UQ Wire: DOJ To Attempt Shut Down of 9/11 Evidence Thursday, 11 July 2002, 6:53 pm
The BUSHARON Global War - by Dr. Lev Grinberg (tags)
Dr. Lev Grinberg is a political analyst, senior lecturer at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, says, President George Bush's speech intensified the plight of the peace supporters in Israel, and in the entire Middle East.
Marijuana club faces property seizure (tags)
The Department of Justice ( news - web sites) is working to seize the real estate assets of a gay-run pot club in West Hollywood, Calif.
People’s needs vs. guns and corporate greed (tags)
MADISON, Wisc. – Groups with diverging politics converged June 14 -18 around the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
BUSH FAMILY--CORNERED RATS (tags)
The Bush family may be more dangerous now than ever.
Bush Administration Ignores its Own EPA's Report... (tags)
...Acknowledging Growing Danger of Global Warming. Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus Interviews Jon Coifman, spokesperson of the National Resources Defense Council.
IMC Hamilton Interviews Barrie Zwicker, Host of VisionTV's 'The Great Deception' (tags)
Important thoughts from Barrie Zwicker during these times of state-terror.
Bush-Cheney Regime Dissolved (tags)
Fake "U.S. Administration" Found Guilty of Numerous Felonies. New Cabinet Nominated....
Bush admin already privatizing newly-federalized airport security workers (tags)
Congress passed laws to make airport security screeners federal employees, but the Bush administration is privatizing most of the work in a "race to the bottom" bidding process that looks rather familiar.
USC Students Occupy President's Office: Demand End to Sweatshop Labor (tags)
Twelve USC students occupied the office of University President Dr. Steven Sample for over five hours today, demanding that the school join the Workers Rights Consortium to insure that the school apparel is not produced by sweatshop labor.
1999 Letter to LA Weekly re: slanted coverage about Pacifica (tags)
In July 1999, the LA Weekly published an article on the conflict surrounding Pacifica's lockout of the KPFA staff in Berkeley. Though that article was vastly superior in reportage to Ella Taylor's recentwork, then as now, the coverage was slanted and erroneous. This letter was sent to the Weekly in response.
Bush Administration Poised to Escalate US Involvement in Colombia's Civil War (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with investigative journalist Al Giordano, publisher of the online magazine Narco News, who takes a critical look at the Bush admin's plan for deeper involvement in Colombia's four-decade-long civil war.
Bush Admin to Nix Int'l Court (tags)
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Don't like what the illegitimate Bu$h administration has done or plans to do? (tags)
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Arrogance of Power, American Czar (tags)
Emergency Alert!! 2/14 US-UK conduct 'subcritical' nuclear experiment at Navada! (tags)
Government scientists from the United States and Britain successfully exploded a small amount of nuclear material underground in a joint subcritical experiment, an official with the National Nuclear Security Administration said Friday.
Germ Warfare in NY? (tags)
What I find amazing about human nature is the ability to live in denial, even against overwhelming evidence to the contrary. It is a survival mechanism, but if left on automatic will undermine one's survival. Even the Jesish Kapos remained in denial until it was their turn for the gas chambers...is that what we are going to do as well?
''Enron's corruption ends at steps of the White House'' (tags)
(YellowTimes.ORG) – After the Houston-based energy company Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, the company’s trail of corruption leads directly to the Bush administration’s backyard. The connections between members of the Bush administration...
Warren Style Commission to Investigate 9/11 (tags)
With the billions spent on the CIA, NSA, FAA, Air Guard, Air force and NORAD, on September 11, 2001 I found myself immediately questioning how four passenger airliners could have gone off course and not created a veritable storm of response
NRDC Sues Department of Energy to Expose Cheney Task Force Secrets (tags)
Environmentalists Seek Documents to Identify Industry's Influence on National Energy Policy Development. After waiting nearly 8 months for a response, the NRDC filed a lawsuit to force the Department of Energy (DOE) to produce records regarding the agency's role in the operations of the National Energy Policy Development Group chaired by Vice President Dick Cheney.
More Puzzling Evidence - The Missing Osama Tape (tags)
Is there some other reason the White House is so sensitive to these conspiracy theories?
Fuehrer Bush OKs Military Trials for Civilians (tags)
President Bush signed an order Tuesday that would allow the government to try people accused of terrorism in front of a special military commission instead of in civilian court. Compare and contrast with the rise of Hitler's power in Nazi Germany.
Bush Administration Considers Waging ‘War on People’ (tags)
National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice announced yesterday that, in the interest of national security, the Bush Administration may be considering a major new campaign against people.
Bush Administration Hopefull on Trade Vote (tags)
Pulled from 0ct. 23rd LA Times.
America's UN Ambassador and White House Nominee for State Dept Post Could... (tags)
Larry Burns is executive director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs based in Washington, D.C. He spoke with Between The Lines' Denise Manzari about the Bush administration's choice of Negroponte and Reich for high government posts and how this may adversely affect U.S. credibility in the fight against terrorism.
Censorship of news in wartime is still censorship (tags)
The US administration began hacking at the foundations of the first amendment while the dust was still settling on the ruins of the World Trade Center, writes Veronica Forwood, chairwoman of the British branch of Reporters Sans Frontieres
CODED MESSAGES VIA VIDEO? (tags)
Wouldn't it be easier to just send an e-mail?
Senator Blocks Attempt to Pass Bill (tags)
Call congressional reps and senators now! Call Feingold and urge him not to give in! Read below, and compare Feingold's relatively minor objections and then compare those to the other totalitarian police powers described in www.aclu.org that he is NOT objecting to! The capitol switchboard number is 202.224.3121
Deja Vu: Bush jr's Administration says Sandinistas have Terrorist Ties (tags)
Here we go again: the Bush Administration says the Sandinistas, who might win the upcoming Nicaraugran elections, have terrorist ties. Is Iran/Contra II on the horizon? Osama/Contra, perhaps?
Fast Track Now?? (tags)
In what should be recognized as scandalous opportunism, the Bush Administration and the pro-free trade think tanks have been exploiting the political leverage they've gained in the wake of the S11 tragedies to try to win "Fast Track Trade Authority" for the pResident.
U.S. Civil Liberties Endangered After Sept. 11 Terrorist Strike (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Michael Ratner, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, who takes a critical look at the Bush administration's proposed anti-terrorism legislation in the context of previous crises that led to the erosion of civil liberties.
US propaganda newspaper the "NY Times" big mouth no more as thousands resist (tags)
October 1, 2001 THE PROTEST Marchers Oppose Waging War Against Terrorists By ELIZABETH BECKER
US role in WTC attacks - Investigation called for (tags)
Evidence is mounting that the Bush administration may have deliberately provoked a terrorist attack on the U.S. as a means of justifying its plans to replace the Taliban in Afghanistan with a puppet government friendly to gas and oil development in the region.
Environmental Groups Drop Campaign Criticizing Bush (tags)
"We lost the stomach, both personally and individually, for some of the fights we had been engaged in prior to that," Craig Culp, a spokesman for Greenpeace in the United States, said.
Will Bush Administration Respond to the Assaults with Indiscriminate Violence? (tags)
Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Joy Gordon, an attorney and professor of philosophy at Fairfield University in Connecticut, who specializes in the study of ethics and human rights.
Saturday Anti-War March Meeting and Report On Said Meeting (tags)
Date and Times of Rally and commentary on tonights meeting.
Search for Answers: Who Will Bush Target for Retaliation? (tags)
Between The Lines' Denise Manzari spoke with retired Navy Rear Admiral Eugene Carroll of the Center for Defense Information, who looks at the forces that may have been responsible for the terror attack and how the Bush administration and the U.S. military may react.
Salon: Bush Ignored Bipartisan Report Warning of Danger Last January (tags)
Former Sens. Gary Hart (D-CO), and Warren Rudman, (R-NH), co-chaired the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century, chartered by the Defense Department, which issued a report in January that got serious attention from Congress before the Bush Administration shot it down, promising to start from scratch with its own own commission-on Oct. 1.
U.S. propaganda attempts to justify military aid to Colombian terror state (tags)
Once again, the shameful U.S. propaganda newspaper the NY Times lies and attempts to deceive people with its disgusting news coverage. "Plan Colombia" is $7.5 billion mostly in military aid. It is well known that the Colombian military works hand in glove with the paramilitaries.
Bush Administration Crackdown on Travel to Cuba Challenged by... (tags)
Art Heitzer is an attorney in Milwaukee and is the chairman of the Cuba subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild. He spoke about what he feels the Bush administration's motive for its Cuba travel crackdown and what recipients should do if they receive a letter from the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
** Opinion: Energy and Environment: Offense Instead of Defense (tags)
This piece makes the case for an offensive strategy on energy issues, instead the environmental movement's current defensive reactive approach.
In a War of Words, Dubya Can Only Lose (tags)
As usual, the emperor is hanging brain, and the fawning corporate media lovingly describe His Majesty's swank threads. The Ugly Unmentionable this week: in the spy plane War of Words, China stomped Dubya's sentence-mangling ass
US just bombed Iraq (tags)
The US & British military just bombed Iraq over an hour ago.
Protest Plan Colombia... Jan 30th Federal Bldg and Nationwide (tags)
. We need to send a clear signal to the new Bush administration: the U.S. war against the Colombian people must end. The U.S. people have nothing to gain from a phony drug war that amounts to more money for the Pentagon and merchants of death and less for drug treatment, education and jobs.
Any suggestions for Ambassador to France? (tags)
President Linda Jones believes Arianna Huffington (author of HOW TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT and co-creator of the SHADOW CONVENTIONS) will do fine as Secretary of Education for now. Children need to learn how to overthrow their "educators".
Students Storm Office, Deliver vote of no confidence to School Adminstration (tags)
Students Press for Adminastrative Reform and demand Alternative Models.
NADER CALLS ON ENVIRONMENTALISTS TO DROP SUPPORT FOR GORE, CITING WTI TESTIMONY (tags)
On December 7, 1992 Gore’s office issued a pressrelease headlined: “CLINTON-GORE ADMINISTRATION WOULD NOT ISSUE TESTBURN PERMIT” for the WTI incinerator in East Liverpool, Ohio. Gore now claims that his “legal ability to stop the permit was removed” because the Bush Administration issued the permit during the transition period. Now it turns out that Gore played a role in having the permit issued.
Activists Pollute Bay, Hijack Ship (Satire) (tags)
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