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Uncle Joe and the Violence of the Liberal Middle (tags)
To many, Joe Biden represents the feelings of normality and reconciliation. Many Americans seem to like this mix of nostalgia and belief in progress, a kind of tranquilizer-patriotism. Whoever listens to Biden will hear vague promises, conjurations and Obama anecdotes
We the Scattered in the Insult Society (tags)
Hans-Peter Martin is the author of "Game Over. Prosperity for a Few, Democracy for No One and Nationalism for Everyone" (2018). Now it is Game Over for the West, for our civilization model. Capitalism functions without democracy, without observing liberal human rights.
Capitalism and democracy: what if we have it backwards? (tags)
“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen (tags)
“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen Heads to Luther Burbank Middle School Auditorium on Saturday, January 19th
Right-wing Populism: A Wave of Nostalgia (tags)
For decades, western societies were marked by pluralization, individualization, and liberalization. Why are attitudes and pressures of society against these trends becoming dominant? Right-wing populism is anti-liberal.
Work and Digitalization and A Corpse Governs Society (tags)
On the 2018 Day of Labor, many were worried. No one can deny digitalization affects work. Artificial intelligence greatly changes professions and whole branches. Well-paid jobs become scarcer. Rebuilding the social state seems necessary. Capitalism's blind flight through history is ending.
Poverty Pimp Definition (tags)
What is it, and who does it? I provide no solutions, just antagonism.
The US, the Dollar, IS and Saudi Arabia (tags)
The US treats IS and the Saudi royal house differently. For decades, Saudi Arabia has been the US' closest ally in the Middle East and therefore enjoys Washington's unrestricted solidarity despite all its crimes.
Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump Photoset 4 (tags)
The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March
Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump Photoset 3 (tags)
The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March
Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump PhotoSet 2 (tags)
The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March
Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump PhotoSet 1 (tags)
The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March
Tax Reform in the US: Trump's Attack on America (tags)
The tax reform of the Republicans is a blow against the welfare state and was prepared in the 1970s. The tax reform is profitable for Donald Trump but could cost the Republicans a re-election. $5 trillion goes to households with more than a million dollars income.
WAR, IMPERIALISM, AND SYRIA: MARXIST-HUMANISTS RESPOND (tags)
Discussion of war, imperialism, and Syria
Become a Solidarity Person (tags)
The majority of the world's population doesn't want to know anything about globalized neoliberal capitalism anymore. Many millions are dying in the consequences. The political institutions are extorted by financial elites and their media aids. The interests of big owners of capital dominate.
The Shortwave Report 03/31/17 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Sputnik Radio, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.
A David & Goliath Story in Iraq (tags)
An Interview with Filmmaker David Ritter
US Economy: False Diagnoses and False Solutions (tags)
Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's economic plans are too simplistic. Innovations and ideas are lacking. Many people despair. Washington did not always ignore the middle. FDR's New Deal built 165K public buildings.
HOW LOU CORREA HAS EXPLOITED AND BETRAYED HIS COMMUNITY FOR POLITICAL AMBITION (tags)
The Rich are the True Social Parasites (tags)
In the past, social events and revolts shaped a generation. That changed in the 1990s. Identity is drawn from the consumption of brands. Therefore the public longing today is for better products and no longer for a better world.
A War the West Cannot Win (tags)
Andrew J. Bacevich is a professor emeritus at Boston University. His new book “America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History’’ will appear in April 2016.
Sanders, Trump, NPR (tags)
NPR sees the two the same because they have a similar style.
Russia v. America on Syria (tags)
Assad's Struggle Against US Imperialism (tags)
The Middle Class Abolishes itself (tags)
Middle class citizens with a little wealth who invested this on the stock exchange are responsible for certain jobs becoming more and more precarious... Many economists claim market forces regulate themselves and society doesn't need to intervene.
Netanyahu Bluster: Serial Lying Conceals Ugly Truths (tags)
Tony Blair Not Leaving Middle East After All (tags)
Reinvented War Criminal Tony Blair Resigns As Middle East Envoy (tags)
Obama Supports Nuclear Proliferation, Opposes Disarmament (tags)
World Social Forum 2015 in Tunis Joins the Cry "Nous Sommes Bardo!" (tags)
The World Social Forum in Tunis (24-28 March 2015) closes with resounding unity against global warming, neoliberalism, militarism, terrorism, and for the increasingly important role of women in making another world possible.
An Israeli Arab speaks (tags)
Remarkable words of peace from an Israeli Arab diplomat, George Deek
George Orwell in the Government (tags)
Writing in 1948 off the coast of Scotland, George Orwell foresaw the time when war would become a domestic necessity to divert the people from economic contradictions. Newspeak is used so lies are called truth and slavery freedom.
Mughniyeh assassination signals decline of NATO's genocidal colonial rule over Middle East (tags)
The cowardly NATO assassinations of Hezbollah's top commander Imad Mughniyeh (2008) and his son Jihad Mughniyeh (2015) which both took place outside any battlefield, highlights the criminal nature of colonial militarism which does not recognize 'military rules of engagement' because it has never had any legal grounds for being in the Middle East. It is not by happenstance there has been an overwhelming silence from NATO 'government' and 'news' media propagandists over the complete absence of legal grounds for Israeli and US military attacks on sovereign Syrian territory.
Obama's Phony Middle Class Tax Relief Plan (tags)
Joe Biden's Rhetorical Ineptness (tags)
The Uber-fication of the Democratic Party (tags)
For decades, the Democrats have been the workingperson's party, but no longer. Many important muck-e-mucks have abandoned the beleaguered worker.
Flashback to 2001: President Assad to Prime Minister Blair:'Stop bombing Afghan civilians' (tags)
Reading the transcript of a joint press conference by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which was held on the 25th day of the Anglo-American-led invasion of Afghanistan, makes it abundantly clear why another Anglo-American-led genocidal war had been launched against Syria nearly ten years later.
UCLA Center for Near East Studies charged with racism (tags)
The University of California at Los Angeles Center for Near East Studies has been charged with racism
ISIS is not Islam! (tags)
ISIS is threatening the entire Middle East. This action originated in Lebanon- its a small gesture you can take to let the Kurds, the Yizidis the Christians and the other besieged minorities of the Middle East know that they are not alone.
The "Great Transformation" of the 21st Century (tags)
An end of the Great Crisis is not insight at the beginning of the 21st century... The regime of finance-market driven accumulation has not brought forth any new formation of capitalism capable of development.
The Middle Class Continues Shriveling (tags)
A century ago people said a progressive income tax would never happen. Today it is reality. The top tax rate in the US between 1930 and 1982 was 82 %. That was a very interesting experiment because very high incomes were covered.
Class War: Thailand’s Military Coup (tags)
Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda
Neoliberalism has brought us back to Rockefeller's best times. Bill Gates is 1.4 million times as rich as the average American. A "feudal lifestyle" is made out to be worthwhile and in no way negatively described. Thus "re-feudalization" is dulled as a polemical term.
The need for United Front in the Filipino People’s Democratic Revolution (tags)
The Filipino people’s democratic revolution constantly needs the revolutionary united front because this is the effective way to arouse, organize and mobilize the broad masses of the Filipino people in their millions in order to advance and win total victory. The need for the united front is more urgent than ever as the socio-economic and political crisis is rapidly worsening and inflicting intolerable suffering on the Filipino people and they must intensify their struggle against those who exploit and oppress them.
Capitalism as a Secularized Religion (tags)
It is never too early or too late to challenge the dominant narrative. Capitalism is a fetish social formation, a demolishing of being not a reform of being. Capitalism may be the first case of an indebted cult, not an atoning cult, possibly the most bloodthirsty cult of humanity's history.
Rafik Hariri Murder Trial (tags)
Christianity's Savior in the Middle East (tags)
With one exception, Christians throughout the countries of the Middle East are at risk or on the run, their churches burned, their property expropriated, their personal safety in peril from thugs intent on beatings, rapes, and murders
Twitter Foreign Policy For Hillary's Agenda> Stay out of Japan & Middle East .. (tags)
Apparently our Hillary's Agenda Middle East followers are getting in the way of Twitters foreign policy..
Tea Party: Extremism of the Middle (tags)
The Tea Party wants to return to an idyllic past that never really happened. The Tea Party wants to stop the accelerating descent of the white middle class by driving ideological ideas to the extreme. The right-wing hardliners believe capitalism could be reanimated if the state were shattered.
Hardwired Inequality in America (tags)
Obama's Way: Waging Financial War on Humanity (tags)
How Egypt Killed Political Islam (tags)
The rebirth of the Egyptian revolution ushered in the death of the first Muslim Brotherhood government. But some near-sighted analysts limit the events of Egypt to a military coup. Yes, the military is desperately trying to stay relevant — given the enormous initiative of the Egyptian masses — but the generals realize their own limitations in this context better than anybody else. This wasn’t a mere re-shuffling at the top of society, but a flood from the bottom.
Business As Usual in Egypt (tags)
How Edward Snowden and Syria Will Change Obama’s Foreign Policy (tags)
When the National Security Agency (NSA) spying scandal broke, so did the illusion that President Obama was significantly different than his predecessor, Bush Jr. Obama’s meticulously crafted image was specifically created as an alternative to Bush: Obama campaigned as a peace candidate who loved civil liberties and wanted to work with the UN instead of unilaterally launching wars.
Syria’s Fake Sectarian War (tags)
The fate of Syria and the broader Middle East balances on a razor’s edge. The western media is giving dire warnings of an impending sectarian war between Sunni and Shia Muslims, a war that could drown the Middle East in a flood of blood.
Parallel Worlds: Water Management in Israel and California (tags)
Posted from Jerusalem by Kate Voss, UCCHM Water Policy Fellow. This is the second in a series of posts on our Water Diplomacy trip to Israel, Jordan and Palestine
Straight Talk on US/Israeli Relations (tags)
Moscow to West: Hands Off Middle East/Africa (tags)
George Orwell in the Government: The Rich Come from the Poor (tags)
In Germany as in the US, the rightwing insists poverty is not a question of money but of attitude and thus of one's own making. Falling wages are said to be a sign of structural improvements on the labor market!
A little and sencillo poem from my brazilian eyes i wrote from the weeks i lived in LA and California. hope enjoy it.
Worrisome Middle East Developments (tags)
America Kaputt (tags)
To laugh a lot of Americans.
VIDEO: "The Servant Economy" - Jeff Faux (tags)
Propaganda from the right has blown away cooperation. Since Reagan, the future has disappeared from American politics. The idea of planning for the future was embedded in the New Deal and lost completely with Reagan. Reagan photoshoped the future.
Beirut Patriarch: EU Doesn't Care About the Fate of Christians in the Middle East (tags)
The Extremist Society (tags)
"The barbaric core of capitalist socialization is on full display in the present system crisis. The propagandists of totalitarian economism come in the mask of democrats. Economic-profitability thinking is imposed on society. Our society has long been viewed as a business."
AIPAC Wants War on Iran (tags)
Another Anti-Iranian Hate Group (tags)
Democracy in Crisis: The Terror of the Economy is a Danger to Democracy (tags)
There is a powerful crisis dynamic that is stronger than the will of the sovereign and its democratic institutions. When capital relations fall into crisis, everything can be instrumentalized: the basic law, democracy, human rights and human life. Economic pressure creates extremism of middle.
Human Rights Group Calls for an Immediate International Arms Embargo Against Syria's Gover (tags)
Interview with Sanjeev Bery, Amnesty International’s advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa, conducted by Scott Harris
Mexico elects PRI's Enrique Pena Nieto president: What's next for Mexican-US relations? (tags)
With more than 80 percent of the votes counted from Sunday's elections, Mexico's federal election institute put Pena Nieto of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party in the lead, winning 37 percent of the country's votes. Leftist candidate Andres Lopez Obrador gained 32 percent of the votes, and ruling party candidate Josefina Vasquez Mota trailed with 25 percent.
What's Next in Syria? (tags)
The Error is in the System (tags)
The financial crisis mutated into a global economic crisis and a state debt crisis. The financial crisis was not a "bump in the road" or an industrial accident but a systemic and structural crisis that caused $11 trillion of wealth to vanish while millions lost their jobs. homes and pension
Lee Siu Hin:Journey to My Home--Happy Spring Festival (AKA Chinese New Year)! (tags)
Greeting from Shanghai, China! Middle of my China-US solidarity working for building bi-national activist solidarity movement.
America's Great Divide Between Rich and Poor (tags)
Washington's Greater Middle East Agenda: War (tags)
We Pay for Their Crisis (tags)
Making a game sound appealing whose frauds are obvious is increasingly hard for the governments. The neoliberal vision was always a society of the asocial. The categorical imperative of neoliberalism was always an open and cynical attack on the working class.
Homeless 'Anonymous' Attack on Anti-Camping Laws (tags)
TPM reports on
The Drug Problem Belongs to the Middle Class (tags)
This was written as a response to a post on yahoo answers. Since it can't be put up there, it's put up here. Just food for though.
These Days of Chaos (tags)
Strikes, riots, revolutions. This is the shape of the new Class War.
Israel: Rogue State Land of Inequality (tags)
Targeting Professor Terri Ginsberg's Academic and Speech Freedoms (tags)
How do you spell Al Qaeda? AL CIADA (The CIA Duh) (tags)
In the War on Islam in Libya, The Global Satanic Government (The CIA) has admitted that The Libyian Oppoisition is in fact AL CIADA aka CIA Satanist Pretending to be Muslims. So while they Spell it Al Qaeda for The Satanic News Releases, the real way to spell Al Qaeda is AL CIADA (English Translation "The CIA Duh").
Turkish - Israeli Relations (tags)
You Abandoned Your Most Loyal (tags)
In the lead up to the national elections of 2008 both parties rattled off their lists of things they would do differently. They told us how they would act regarding the dual wars middle class Americans have been forced to pay for ? even more so than the large corporations benefitting from the wars. They told us how they would reverse the problems caused by the sub-prime mortgage scam that caused the two bailouts of Wall Street. They told us how our civil liberties would be brought back to a place that made sense. They told us how sweeping changes Americans desired would be made reality.
BTL:Power of U.S.-Israeli Lobby a Major Obstacle to Restart Middle East Peace Talks (tags)
Interview with Howard Friel, independent scholar and co-author of "Israel-Palestine on Record: How the New York Times Misreports Conflict in the Middle East", conducted by Scott Harris
Mixed Reactions to Obama's Middle East Speech (tags)
Obama's Middle East Hypocrisy (tags)
BTL:Religious and Class Divisions Stoke Popular Uprising in Syria (tags)
Interview with Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, conducted by Scott Harris
US Intervention in Syria (tags)
The Israeli Lobby's Poisonous Influence on US Policy (tags)
Muslim Brotherhood & the Middle East Upheaval (tags)
As the United States and its allies struggle to get to grips with its new challenges in the Middle East and North Africa, pundits, scholars and journalists have combed every inch of the Muslim Brotherhood’s history for clues to what might happen in the event the movement takes control over the region.
Public Workers’ Struggle Is Our Struggle (tags)
Though it ended in a setback when the Republican majority in the Wisconsin state legislature used legally dubious tactics to ram the bill through anyway, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s plan to strip his state’s public workers of the right to form unions and bargain collectively has engendered nationwide resistance from America’s increasingly embattled working class. Tens of thousands of people from Wisconsin and elsewhere flooded Madison, the state capital, and occupied the capitol building to protest Walker’s policies, and the Democrats in the Wisconsin State Senate left the state for three weeks to deny Walker and the Republicans the votes they needed to eviscerate the state’s union movement. America’s working and middle classes need to stand strong and fight back in the face of these efforts by the corporate and radical Right to deny the non-rich any voice whatsoever in America’s politics.
The Shortwave Report 03/11 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Spain, Germany, Cuba, and Russia.
Voices of Dissent Spreading Across Middle East, Now Being Raised Against Saudi Kingdom (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
Report from the move on #wiunion demo (tags)
Live from the demo
EAST, OCCIDENT AND BRAZIL (tags)
Brazil needs quickly to build a reasonable nuclear dissuasion power to defend petroleum in his coast.
Wall Street versus the Poor and the Middle Class: Obama’s FY 2012 Budget Is A Tool Of Clas (tags)
"Please help alert the people before it’s too late. Share these articles with everyone. Organize teachings in your churches, union halls, schools, or other community groups, etc. We can stop this but we have to act. Don’t wait on someone else to do it. We can’t allow the people of this country to be fooled any longer. This is a life or death situation for our citizens, for most all of us. Spread everywhere. "
The Real Terrorist of The World are The Masterminds of The 9-11 Attacks (The CIA) (tags)
The real Terrorist of The World are The Masterminds of The 9-11 Attacks, London 7-7 Attacks, Madrid Train Bombings, Mumbai Train Bombings, Bombings of Mosques and Shrines in The Middle East, aka The Global Satanic Government (The CIA).
Egypt's Focus Largely Ignores Palestine (tags)
Egypt in flames (tags)
A powerful wave of anger among the poor and unemployed Arab masses shakes the young, voracious and brutal capitalism of the North African and Middle Eastern countries supported by the old and bloody capitalism in Europe and America. Anticipation of a social wave that can only be resolved in favor of the vast majority of the population by the emergence of the proletarian class.
We're All Egyptians Now! (tags)
Middle East Intifadas (tags)
Why Tunisia Changed the World (tags)
Tunisia woke up the Middle East with a thundering yawn. After years of domination by western-backed tyrants, the working people of the Arab world are rising from slumber. Once fully awake and aware of their surroundings, they'll shake off the influence of the western nations with a collective flick of the wrist. The elites of the Middle East and their western benefactors are petrified. The revolution in Tunisia deposed of two Presidents in 48 hours, and the vast energy of the people has already spilled over its borders, immediately affecting the politics of Algeria, Jordan, and Egypt. The Guardian reports:
Waging War on American Workers (tags)
targeting the middle class
BTL:New Middle East Peace Talks Hinge on U.S. Pressuring Israel to Comply with Internation (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
World Geopolitics and The Battle for the Mediterranean (tags)
"If one were to live in a city where the only form of employment was a coal mine and there was no means to leave the city then one would have no choice but to work at the coal mine. Control of labour movement is a cornerstone to the socio-economic objectives of the U.S., the E.U., the World Bank, and a league of associated international financial institutions (IFIs). By rendering work forces immobile in any given geographic locality the rights of employment choice and occupational alternatives are removed and a new form of monopoly is established — a forced acceptance of work on whole pools of individuals. Rising fuel prices are also adding to the erosion of mobility rights.??The security agenda behind controlling movements is heavily tied to economic objectives, as are the international disease scares like avian influenza (bird flu) and the swine flue that lock up human movement. Control of mobility in the oceans and international waters of the world is also part of this objective. The internationally illegal Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) was initiated by the U.S. government, with the support of the E.U., in 2003 as part of the “Global War on Terror.” The Proliferation Security Initiative is presented as a means to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), however it can be applied to bring about a hold over global maritime mobility. The strategy is a threat to international movement on the high seas and maritime trade. There is good reason why it is illegal under international law and the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.??Industrial De-location in the European Union and the Global Economic Crisis??This process of industrial de-location has already been underway in the E.U. for years, under which industries have been relocated to Eastern Europe and other global regions. Under this neo-liberal paradigm jobs and industries can gradually be removed from wealthier E.U. states to Southern Mediterranean nations, where cheap and immobile labour forces will be awaiting."
With Earth and Each Other (tags)
Supporting peaceful co-existence in the Middle East
Boston University's Islamophobic Pro-Israeli Conference (tags)
BILL GATES & WARREN BUFFETT ARE OILING THE INTERNATIONAL POOR$ $QUEAKY WHEEL NOT AMERICA$ (tags)
THEY PRETEND FOR THEIR FAMILY & FRIENDS TO CARE DEARLY ABOUT THEIR FELLOW MAN OTHER THEN THEIR FELLOW NEEDY AMERICANS.... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Yuval Ron Ensemble at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (tags)
Yuval Ron Ensemble at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz on Oct 9th 2010! The Yuval Ron Ensemble performs the ecstatic music of the mystical Sufi from Middle East and Pakistan, and sacred Hebrew traditions.
" IT'S THE ECONOMY STUPID " GOT HIM ELECTED BUT NOW THE INTERNATIONAL POOR COME FIRST .... (tags)
THIS ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT MENTALITY IS SO OBVIOUS THAT ANYONE BELIEVING THAT OUR AMERICAN ELITE CARE ANYTHING ABOUT OUR OWN AMERICANS OVER THEIR GODLY$$ IS A FOOLISH DREAMER...
Internet ShutDown comming (tags)
Internet ShutDown comming
Yale University's Pro-Israeli, Anti-Islamic Conference (tags)
hate and bigotry on display at Yale
THE BBC,THE NORMANS, THE PAPACY, THE TEACHING OF HISTORY AND US! (tags)
As one who watched both Professor Robert Bartlett's 'Normans' and Dan Snow's 'Norman Walks', let me say how much I enjoy the BBC's sense of history and these two items in particular. BUT CAN THESE AUTHORS SEE THE WOOD FOR THE TREES/
Why Zionism Will Loose the PR War (tags)
Even as Judeo-Christianity engages a new series of crusades on Islamism, in which case the intermediate outcomes could be very devastating for the world at large, still in the long run Abrahamic Religions, that is Judaism, Christianity, and Islamism, that is, their authoritarian ego psychology will little matter.
22 Statistics (tags)
We urgently need alternatives to a future of stagnation and deficits. The community centers in Vancouver B.C. have a multiplier effect as surrogate counseling and class possibilities. Social justice, solidarity and sharing open doors.
The mainstream band RATM others like them are workers (tags)
The mainstream band RATM others like them are workers
March in Support of Women Warriors in Streets of Tehran (tags)
Celebrate International Women’s Day 2010 in solidarity with Iranian women who in the last 8 months have been braving street battles with the Police force and militia thugs of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). These women who dare death need nothing less than the complete overthrow of the IRI – and this is a growing sentiment. And in doing this they need the internationalist support and love of their sisters - and their brothers– around the world.
The Role of Neoconservatives - and Israel's Right Wing - in the War in Iraq (tags)
Review of the Transparent Cabal
When Authors Are Authoritative (tags)
It is not mere coincidence the word authority takes command from the word author, or a group of authors acting as a united force. Both words are coequal and stem from the idea that some form of egotistic persuasion has come to dominate or rule. This authoritarian reality is true irrespective of whether people put their faith in law, religion, articulated ideology, or any other form of persuasive power. Yet there is little doubt that the most effective form of authority, if believed, is that which speaks fore an endgame result of lasting spiritual finality—namely those clerics, that is how their personalities, claim to speak for an ultimate power of religion, and the ego-will of God, Yahweh or Allah. What mere mortal can stand up to what Hobbes has described as the Leviathan or the iron-fisted state?
Remarks by Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO, National Press Club, Washington, DC (tags)
Our economy does not work without good jobs, so we must take action now to restore workers' voices in America. The systematic silencing of American workers by denying our right to form unions is at the heart of the disappearance of good jobs in America. We must pass the Employee Free Choice Act so that workers can have the chance to turn bad jobs into good jobs, and so we can reduce the inequality which is undermining our prospects for stable economic growth. And we must do it now—not next year, not even this summer. Now.
Iran's Revolution vs. The Democrats (tags)
On Sunday in Iran, mass protests were drowned in blood by government authorities; at least ten reportedly have been killed with hundreds injured. The events have been given ample coverage in the U.S. media, with the intention of further demonizing Iran’s repressive government. Absent in the American media are the deeper implications of the protests, which, to anyone paying close attention, constitute a powerful revolutionary movement. This movement has grown exponentially in a very short period of time. Although only beginning in June over allegations of voter fraud, the movement is now endorsed by millions of combative Iranians, demanding “death to the dictator,” while they waive an Iranian flag that’s missing the Muslim insignia. Massive demonstrations in the streets and university campuses have directly confronted police repression and in some cases have overcome it. The New York Times describes a scene found only in instances of revolution:
Why Obama's Surge in Afghanistan? (tags)
Tuesday’s announcement that President Obama will send an additional 30,000 soldiers to Afghanistan — while begging his foreign allies to send an extra 10,000 — will have dramatic effects throughout the American and world society. The hope that Obama’s election would drastically change U.S. foreign policy has been destroyed. The effects of his troop surge will change the minds of millions of Americans, who, until this point, were giving Obama the benefit of the doubt. Such moments in history are capable of instantly removing piles of dust from the collective eyeball — just as the bank bailouts did.
The False Hope of J Street and the Gentile Problem (tags)
commentary on a new strategy of Israeli Lobbyists
*9:AM Thurs!*: Call-in radio w Alison Weir & JEFFREY BLANKFORT! (tags)
Alison Weir will host the Council for the National Interest's new call-in radio show, "CNI: Jerusalem Calling" . Her featured guest will be JEFFREY BLANKFORT -- anti-Zionist Jewish-American journalist, writer, lecturer and activist.
Obama gets Nobel Peace Prize (tags)
For the accuracy of his drones in Pakistan
The Dowry in Islamic marriages (tags)
In the Islamic marriage, the bride may bring “jihaz” (dowry) to the house. Contrary to the popular view that Islamic mahr is a dowry; it is not. Because the mahr is mandated by the Quran and is part or the Islamic Shari’a; the dowry is optional. This article deals with the jihaz.
BTL:Though Suppressed, Iran Election Protesters Not Defeated (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Obama's Middle East Imperialism (tags)
The velvet gloves are off and the reality of Obama’s Middle East plans are being revealed: a bare-fisted pummeling of Afghanistan and Pakistan — with Iraq’s fate yet to be determined. The media have been preparing this for months, with incessant talk about the alleged “troop drawdown” in Iraq, the “surge” in Afghanistan and the “immediate threat” that supposedly is represented by Pakistan.
BTL:Iran Responds with Mixed Signals to Obama's Offer of a "New Beginning" (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
All from our greatest little democratic ally (tags)
In the Middle East.
Capitalism's Crisis and our Response (tags)
Walden Bello delivered this speech at the Conference on the Global Criusis in Berlin, Marc h 20-21, 2009.
The Future of NATO: Time to Break a Taboo (tags)
The European public is neither enthusiastic for the military engagement in Afghanistan nor for new expansions of NATO.. The alliance must energetically promote disarmament and arms control.
The ABCs of Unionizing, Proposed Changes and the Worker Caught in the Middle (tags)
Summary on workplace unionization and a brief on proposed changes in light of pending legislation.
A COMING POLITICAL EARTHQUAKE? (tags)
“When it happens, it will rock the world..: octogenarian Mubarak, will leave office, either by his own decision or that of Providence, probably within the next three years. So far, few in the West have paid much attention. But Egyptians certainly are getting ready, and we should do so as well”,
Obama George W. Bush Wacks Helen Thomas! (tags)
In the debut of president Barrack Obama's first press conference da Prez in an attempt to honor the grand dame of the white house press corp. gave a slightly more dramatic calling on Helen's turn to ask her "question"
Jan 27: Israel Bombing Gaza Again to Kill Dove of Peace (tags)
Everytime there is a hint of peace, Israel makes sure to obliterate it. After 1 Palestinian farmer was killed and 1 Israeli soldier was killed near the Gaza border, Israel closed the border to aid and bombed Gaza again. Meanwhile, peace envoy George Mitchell just arrived in the Middle East. Thus, Israel rushed to kill the dove of peace by bombing Gaza. That's our tax dollars at waste, $15 million a day.
87% of Israelis enjoyed the genocide in Gaza. (tags)
Now comes the payback.
US/Israel: Expanding war into Egypt, Attempt to Overthrow Gaza Gov't & Bomb Iran (tags)
We need hundreds of thousands on the streets of every city in this country if we are to stop the US/Israel war machine. The open escalation of the war in the Middle East by US/Israel is continuing, with invasions of Egyptian airspace and bombing of Egyptian border towns, increasing Israeli military forces for an obvious attempt to overthrow the democratically elected government in Gaza, and an increase in plans to attack Iran.
The Massacre in Palestine and the Threat of a Wider War (tags)
Yet another Israeli-led and U.S.-backed massacre is taking place as the world watches in horror. The western media, desperately trying to peddle the puny rockets of Hamas as bullying, does journalistic back flips in avoiding the utter carnage brought down by the much more powerful –- U.S. made and paid for — Israeli missiles.
The Massacre in Palestine and the Threat of a Wider War (tags)
Yet another Israeli-led and U.S.-backed massacre is taking place as the world watches in horror. The western media, desperately trying to peddle the puny rockets of Hamas as bullying, does journalistic back flips in avoiding the utter carnage brought down by the much more powerful — U.S. made and paid for — Israeli missiles. In an effort to target Hamas, the Israeli military has massively bombed over 300 sites and counting, including a five story building that was demolished at a university campus. As of this writing, 391 Palestinians have been officially counted as dead with nearly 2000 wounded. The number of dead is certainly undercounted, as bodies still lie under mountains of rubble (the number of dead Israelis is five). To say that only “Hamas militants” are being targeted is a most shameful lie.
Obama v. Richard Falk on Israel and Occupied Palestine (tags)
Obama is as hardline as Bush
Rich of the World, Enrich Yourselves! (tags)
Financial jugglers speculating with food, oil and other raw materials caused double-digit inflation and made staple foods like rice and wheat into luxury items for millions. Neoliberalism with one blow managed to drive nation states to the defensive.
Requiao and director of HSBC in Dubai offer more partnerships with Parana State (tags)
The whole Middle East is a great demand for basic infrastructure, real estate investments, sources of clean and renewable energy and food. It was a fruitful meeting, Dubai and Parana have in common the strong presence of HSBC, where the bank maintained their regional headquarters
Reviewing Zionism, Militarism and the Decline of US Power (tags)
The destructive nexus between Zionism and militarism.
The Transparent Cabal (tags)
A review of a book that proves Necons are the driving force behind the War in Iraq
NO TO BUSH-PELOSI BAILOUT OF WALL STREET GREED! TIME FOR PEOPLE’S ACTION AND REAL CHANGE! (tags)
The Bush-Pelosi proposed law bailing out Wall Street capitalist greed and hyper-profit,will hit the American poor and middle class even harder, and prolong the crisis. Time to stop the bill! Time to change Wall Street-coddling politicians! Time to go into the streets and make the people's voice heard!
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!! :-)
Step Right Up Folks! It's The FEDERAL RESERVE CARNIVAL BAILOUT Shell Game! (tags)
Over the din of calliope music, the smell of hot dogs, cotton candy, and buttered popcorn, set against the backdrop of brightly colored booths filled with con-artists, charlatans, and fakes of every type and description, a new carny booth has just opened, The Federal Reserve Bailout Shell Game Booth ! And EVERYONE is a WINNER !!!
High Five (tags)
When I was a kid growing up my parents weren’t rich weren’t poor. They didn’t have a lot of money, but enough to qualify as lower middle class and at times middle class. My father had a visiting teacher’s position at a university and my mother was an administrative assistant working towards a college degree. The highest tax bracket they got to was middle class just before my dad passed away in 1987.
East Los Angeles Charter School Students Arrive from China Marking the First Cultural Exch (tags)
East Los Angeles Charter School Students Arrive from China Marking the First Cultural Exchange Delegation in History between Los Angeles and China Sister Schools, Anahuacalmecac Completes First Trip to China as Part of Unprecedented Sister School Alliance
War with Iran On, Off or Undecided? (tags)
Strong crosscurrents both ways.
Candidate Alexander Rejecting U.S. Threats Against Iran (tags)
The Socialist Party opposes the use of military force or economic sanctions to deal with the problems involving Iran.
Middle Schoolers in El Sereno Protest War and Raids (tags)
Chicano club at El Sereno Middle School are protesting the war and immigration raids.
The Middle Class Falls (tags)
The population has to get used to gas prices three times higher than four years ago. Rising energy- and food prices and the real estate crisis accelerate pauperization tendencies in the US.
KPFK Continues to Ignore AFTRA and SAG Labor Disputes (tags)
Despite being in the middle of Hollywood and the entertainment industry war on workers, they find no voice on "Revolutionary Radio " KPFK.
Osama: Palestinian Cause Was 'Main Factor' for 9/11 (tags)
Excellent panel discussion on the Middle East airing tonight on C-SPAN 2 at 8 PM on the west coast and at 11 PM on the east coast
On Independence Day, Israeli Arabs Reminded of Their Place (tags)
The media might have caught this violent act of repression on camera - if they hadn't been supressing the other side of the story.
Disturbing Stirrings - Ratcheting Up For War On Iran (tags)
Worrisome signs resurfacing.
No Middle East Peace Without Tough Love (tags)
It's great to finally see prominent voices addressing Zionist Extremism's rejection of peace, and their role in deliberately perpetuating their war. with the aim of destroying the chance of a Palestinians state. The shameful inaction of the International Community also features heavily, and a solution cannot be far off. Unfortunately, this has made these Extremists desperate, and their last-ditch effort to destroy Palestine threatens to be bloody.
The Big "Profits" Reason the Bush Regime "Dares Not" Invade Saudi Arab (tags)
But as long as American citizens are kept deluded that Saudi Arabia and OPEC maintain the "authority" and are solely responsible for jacking up the price of oil,then Bush and his corrupt oil industry pals will continue to profit off this blatant deception and make untold $Billions from this artificially inflated $100+Dollar-A-Barrel Oil Monopoly,which they alone are really responsible for! ……………………………………………………
'The Transparent Cabal' (about the Jewish neocons and their war for Israel agenda) (tags)
(about the Jewish neocons and their war for Israel agenda)
When The US Congress Denied Masses Of Americans Their Possible Freedom ! (tags)
When the wealthiest country in the world continues to allow the enslavement of the tens of thousands of their own innocent Middle Class and Working Poor Americans to decades of false imprisonment it's time to ask for international help!!!!!!!!
The Big Reason the Bush Regime "Dare Not" Invade Saudi Arabia! (tags)
But as long as American citizens are kept deluded that Saudi Arabia and OPEC maintain the "authority" and are solely responsible for jacking up the price of oil,then Bush and his corrupt oil industry pals will continue to profit off this blatant deception and make untold $Billions off of this artificially inflated $100+Dollar-A-Barrel Oil Monopoly which they alone are really responsible for!
Spring Fling in Iran? -- Updating World War III (tags)
Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer conducts a timely examination of Bush administration war signals from March. Will we be attacking Iran this spring?
Controversial KPFK Talk Show Host Ian Masters Raises Doubts of Knowledge of the Middle Eas (tags)
Masters didn't know a basic fact of the Israel Palestine conflict: Genesis 15:18 specifies the boundaries of Israel as the Nile and the Euphrates in the Abrahamic Covenant.
Congressman Howard Berman on Israel and the pro-Israel lobby: (tags)
Congressman Howard Berman on Israel and the pro-Israel lobby:
Socialists: Iraq War Still Number One Issue (tags)
The Peace and Freedom Party and Socialist Party USA have strongly opposed U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan and have maintained that the Iraq War was launched only to advance U.S. imperialism and to control the vast oil reserves in the Middle East. Both socialist parties are calling for an immediate end to the military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, the withdrawal and return of all U.S. troops, and the immediate release of all prisoners of war and detained civilians.
Finkelstein gives Israeli-American relations lecture (tags)
Finkelstein gives Israeli-American relations lecture
Jonathan Cook's "Israel and the Clash of Civilisations" (tags)
Israel, Iran, Iraq and the plan to remake the Middle East.
War and Peace: Bush in the Middle East (tags)
If truth is the first casualty of war, language, community, public spirit and mutual trust are the next victims. Normalization of war and militarization of foreign policy are evils that make the state of our nation into a nightmare, a squandered promise.
Forget oil, the new global crisis is food (tags)
A new crisis is emerging, a global food catastrophe that will reach further and be more crippling than anything the world has ever seen. The credit crunch and the reverberations of soaring oil prices around the world will pale in comparison to what is about to transpire, Donald Coxe, global portfolio strategist at BMO Financial Group said at the Empire Club's 14th annual investment outlook in Toronto on Thursday.
Another CIA sponsored Coup D'Etat? Venezuela’s D-Day (tags)
Apart from the deep involvement of the US, the primary organization of the Venezuelan business elite (FEDECAMARAS), as well as all the major private television, radio and newspaper outlets have been engaged in a vicious fear and intimidation campaign. Food producers, wholesale and retail distributors have created artificial shortages of basic food items and have provoked large scale capital flight to sow chaos in the hopes of reaping a ‘no’ vote.
Tragedy and Travesty at Annapolis (tags)
The latest chapter in the sham Middle East peace process.
"Not in Our Name!" (tags)
At the conference, everything essential like participation of Hamas should be excluded. Residents of Tel Aviv could be among those who pay dearly for the mad plans of George W Bush. The Jews are made a pretext for a new crusade of Christian fundamentalists.
Radioactive Ammunition Fired in Middle East May Claim More Lives Than Hiroshima and Nagasa (tags)
By firing radioactive ammunition, the U.S., U.K., and Israel may have triggered a nuclear holocaust in the Middle East that, over time, will prove deadlier than the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan. So much ammunition containing depleted uranium(DU) has been fired, asserts nuclear authority Leuren Moret, "The genetic future of the Iraqi people for the most part, is destroyed."
Ambassador Marc Ginsberg,Fox News,Xybernaut Israeli U.S. Penny Stock Fraud ,Terrorism (tags)
With the best Georgetown University 'education' money can buy and his U.S. and Israeli economic and political connections,ex U.S. Ambassador to Morocco,(and the first Jewish-American ambassador of a Moslem nation),Marc Ginsberg is among other things,just another sleazy Beltway or Washington, D.C. - U.S. penny stock con artist using his American and Israeli connections to defraud naive investors in the U.S. penny stock offshore money laundering underworld in which Marc Ginsberg operates to illicitly enrich himself and his Israeli mafia or Mossad connected partners in Israel.
48 Hour Health Care Vigil Downtown (tags)
It's Our Healthcare is protesting the Governor's veto of AB 8 and his proposed "health care" plan.
Reviewing James Petras' "Rulers and Ruled in the US Empire" (tags)
An in-depth review of James Petras' important new book.
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."
The other (tags)
Karen Armstrong, the British theologian and author of numerous books on the great religions, has advanced the theory that fundamentalist religion is a response to and product of modern culture. A Catholic nun for seven years, she left her order while studying at Oxford University. She is one of the 18 leading group members of the Alliance of Civilizations, an initiative of the former UN General Secretary Kofi Annan, with the purpose of fighting extremism and furthering dialogue between the Western and Islamic worlds. Andrea Bistrich interviewed her for Share International.
George Bush’s Real Definition of Victory in Iraq (tags)
Have you had the feeling that you aren’t being told the entire truth?
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
Interstate Bakeries Withdrawal a Blow to Low and Middle Income Residents (tags)
Closing of Outlet Stores Means Higher Prices
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".
Candidate Alexander: Iraq War, Many Diversions (tags)
While Americans were being distracted by the tears and fears of Ms Paris Hilton, brave American soldiers were dying in Iraq. While Americans are watching television, the events in Iraq are dividing the Middle East. While Americans are watching television the Bush administration is assisting the multi-national oil giants in the attempt to privatize Iraq’s vast oil reserves, an effort that will destroy Iraq’s economy, will leave the people of Iraq in poverty and will weaken the existing government.
More Smoke on the Horizon in the Middle East War Theater (tags)
Must Read!!!:Under the National Emergencies Act the White House has only utilized provisions relating to the military and U.S. national security. The White House can exploit extraordinary powers that suspend civil liberties and can even challenge the American Constitution. Because of the uncertain and the shifting shape of the “Global War on Terror” that is continually being redefined, a moment may arise when a “Constitutional Dictatorship” is declared to ensure the continuity of government.
URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE IRAQ'S ACADEMICS. (tags)
URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE IRAQ'S ACADEMICS.
How did Christian right fanatics take control of US government/people?? (tags)
How did the past few years of rule by the illegal war criminal GW Bush regime proceed to revoke the rights of the people and replaced by fascist religious dogma??
Open Letter To Middle East Scholar Daniel Pipes (tags)
A Plebeian's response to Recruiting Soldiers Against Radical Islam
No stinkin oath (tags)
We don't need no stinkin oath
Indefinate war (tags)
That's what we have now because israel wants it so.
Military-Industrial Complex (tags)
The fusion of the new American patriotism with religious fundamentalism developed into the most powerful legitimation resource for continuing the MIC. Stability and containing conflict are obviously not the goals of the neoconservatives.
Capitalism and Corruption (tags)
Until recently, the bribes paid by German firms abroad were deducted from the corpor-ation tax as operating expenses..The neoliberal dogma doesnt need any religion since it makes capitalism into a religion.. The cult of abstract riches cannot replace morality Mergers and takeovers are central.
It was a middle aged wedding (tags)
and the young folks wished them well
BTL:Bush's Iraq War Escalation Provokes Growing Opposition (tags)
Interview with Chris Toensing, editor of Middle East Report, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Please Tell Britney Spears What is Going On In The Middle East (tags)
Here are a few simple questions.
Peace Initiatives for the Middle East (tags)
For decades, the Israeli and Palestinian people have lived as neighbors. Cooperation and joint development are possible. Instead their life is poisoned by war and violence. The Israeli occupation is the essential evil.
US generals in revolt (tags)
Us generals refuse orders
Democrats Waffling On Iraq War (tags)
Only days and weeks before the November 2006 Mid-Term Elections Democrats nationwide took hard line positions against the Iraq War; many Democrats were predicting the possibility of ending America’s involvement within 4 to 6 months into the new year, others predicting by the end of 2007; now less than 60 days since the elections most Democrats are projecting that American involvement could extend well into 2008 or beyond.
U.S. Military Draft Announced in Simple Code Today by President Bush (tags)
Read in context President Bush announced a military draft today.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said America losing war (tags)
the United States is losing the "civil war" in Iraq
MORE TROOPS MEANS MORE GENOCIDE (tags)
Good fucking luck Democrats.
Where is Eyerak? (tags)
and what it is
THE PRICE OF IMPERIAL ARROGANCE (tags)
THE HARM AT HOME AND ABROAD OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLICY
Emanuel is pro-Israeli (tags)
It would be strange if he were not.
Peace Perspectives for the Middle East (tags)
Whoever wants peace for the region must tackle problems at the root. The problems of the Middle East can only be solved in a political process, not through war.. European experiences shows that hatred and violence can be overcome.
US vote may alter stance on Mideast (tags)
Waxman: Only solid supporters of Israel will chair critical committees
TOMORROW! Israel-Palestine debate at CSULA (tags)
Finally, a forum where the two sides can talk civilly to each other.
Reminder! Israel-Palestine debate at CSULA, October 26! (tags)
Who is more at fault for the continuing crisis in Israel/Palestine? This debate may not answer that question to everyone's satisfaction, but at least both points of view will be heard.
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
Is War with Iran the October Surprise? (tags)
A former Army intelligence and public affairs officer, Captain May, delves into the dark issue of whether the Bush admininstration has already planned its October surprise in the form of a war with Iran -- and whether the American Establishment is going along with the idea.
THOM HARTMANN'S NEW BOOK - SCREWED: THE UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST THE MIDDLE CLASS (tags)
HOW DEMOCRACY AND THE MIDDLE CLASS ARE BEING DESTROYED
The Coming World War (tags)
US officials spoke of the necessity of a new world war right after Sept 11, 2001.. Perhaps permanent disorder is central, not a new order in the world.. Do they only want to fill their pockets by setting the whole world on fire?
Double Standards of Morality: The Age of Terror (tags)
This reluctance to confront unpleasant truths diminishes the reader or viewer for whom Middle East reporting in the US media is almost incomprehensible to anyone who does not know the region. It also has its trickle-down effects even in theatres, universities and schools in America. The case of the play about Rachel Corrie--the young US activist twice run over by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes--taken off the New York stage was one of the more deplorable of these. I was also surprised in the Bronx to find that Fieldston, a private school in Riverdale--was forced to cancel a college meeting with two Palestinian lecturers when parents objected to the absence of an Israeli on the panel. The fact that Israeli speakers were to be invited later made no difference. The school's principal later announced that the meeting would "not be appropriate given t! he sensitivity and complexity of the issue". Complex problems are supposed to be explained. But this could not be explained because, well, it was too complex and--the truth--would upset the usual Israeli lobbyists.
Feinstein asks "Which Arnold?" (tags)
Feinstein led off the rally today for Angelides. Surrounded by local Democratic candidates, Feinstein launched a withering attack that clearly defined Democrats as standing with the middle class that needs government to protect their interests.
The Israel Lobby Sells Wars: The Strategic Trap of Military Confrontation: Action Alert (tags)
It is now widely confirmed that one of the major reasons we chose to put a priority on toppling Saddam Hussein was due to the lobbying efforts for Israel within the Congress and the Bush Administration. The commitment of almost the entire military force of the United States to a senseless campaign in Mesopotamia, the ancient land between two rivers, has led to unexpected consequences that will be with us for decades. One of those is the possible military confrontation with Iran, which would again ignore the limits of American power and the potential for disastrous effects for our friends in the Middle East, including Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Israel.
The US, Israel and Lebanon: Historical Roots and Patterns of Conflict (tags)
The destructive and lethal forces unleashed this past summer by the United States and Israel upon Lebanon are not surprising in light of their historical roots in at least four patterns of conflict:
A Winnable “War” (tags)
Rank capitalism the best bet for Iraq and America’s future
Israel-Palestine Debate - SAVE THE DATE! (tags)
On October 26, two pro-Israel debaters and two pro-Arab debaters will discuss the question: which side is at fault in prolonging the conflict?
THE U.S. AND ISRAEL: LASTING LEGACIES? (tags)
The failure of the U.S. government as well as the Israelis to talk with leaders of governments they disagree with underlines the acute paucity of diplomacy being exercised at the current time, which can only jeopardize in the long run the security of ordinary people both in the Middle East and in the United States. It is time for governments to listen to their people, to start talking and stop preaching.
Bush and Islam (tags)
The wide gap between U.S. President George W. Bush's words and deeds vis-à-vis Islam and Muslims doomed to failure his speech at the United nations on September 19, which could neither appease Muslims nor pacify the ever growing Islamophobia.
In the Spirit of Jaures and Luxemburg (tags)
Only a new type of conflict management can put a stop to the violence in the Middle East.. In 1914 there existed an inherited hostility between Germany and France.. The only question is how the never ending spiral of violence can be broken.
A skillful foreign policy keeps options open and avoids falling into cul-de-sacs.. German Middle East policy is more than unskillful. It is a catastrophe for everyone, for Germany, Israel, Lebanon and the Palestinians.
No Wars are "Humanitarian" (tags)
Justice, democracy, freedom and human dignity should define our future, not the concepts of war strategies.
A belligerent Bush addresses the UN (tags)
In a speech to the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, US President George W. Bush delivered a remarkably belligerent warning to the peoples of the Middle East that Washington intends to continue and even widen its campaign of military aggression.
Kevin Zeese: “It’s Time to Try Diplomacy in Middle East!” (tags)
Since the end of WWII, the U.S. policy in the Middle East has created only “more anger-more hatred for our county,” said Kevin Zeese. Speaking on 09/13/06, at the Palestine Center, in D.C., Zeese ripped the Bush-Cheney Gang for giving Israel the “green light” to terrorize Lebanon for 33-days. Zeese also took it to task for abandoning the Palestinians and for its hostile attitude towards Iran. “It’s time to try diplomacy in the Middle East,” he said.
Islamic Fascism Yhe New Hysteria (tags)
THE CHIEFTAINS of the never-ending "war on terror" are peddling a newly updated enemy: "Islamic fascism." When the rulers of the American political establishment start denouncing fascism, don't be deceived--they're out to promote an agenda of imperial conquest. No one who opposes U.S. wars and occupations should concede an inch to this lie.
Bush's Speech Translation (tags)
what Bush didn't say yesterday
Propaganda Offensive (tags)
America will be more secure the sooner Rumsfeld resigns.. In an historical sense, the term "islam fascism" is absurd, a contradiction in itself..The fascism reproach is not true for any of the Moslem groups resisting Anglo-American control of the Middle East.
In Lebanon a battle within the Middle East great war (tags)
There are only two possible solutions for the “Palestinian problem”, classic solutions, historically already defined by the communist movement
Sensible Mandate (tags)
Peoples do not win wars, only governments. People only delight in war when they are poisoned by propaganda and indoctrinated by the school, media and religion.. War, this orgy of killing and destroying, is the absolute horror.
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.
Radiant Future (tags)
"At the beginning of the 20th century, Germany was Europe's leading power but we made wrong decisions and experienced a total disaster.." (Joschka Fischer at the Teheran Center, August 2006)
BREAKING INTEL: HezbollahGate & the Extortionist Time Magazine (tags)
Israeli Intelligence has been caught redhanded by French Special Forces in trying to set an espionage organization inside Lebanon to spy on the International force that is on its way to the Middle East to supervise the Lebanese Ceasefire.
The Dreaded H-Word (tags)
The Truth of the matter is...
Kevin Zeese: Attack on Iran May Lead to WWIII! (tags)
Takoma, Maryland’s City Hall was the scene for a lively discussion on Middle East issues, on Aug. 17, 2006. Kevin Zeese, the “Unity candidate” for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, and one of the panelists, said Israel’s attack on Lebanon was premeditated and that an attack on Iran might lead to WWIII. Noura Erakat said Lebanon had been devastated ‘on a humanitarian level” by Israel’s War Machine. She also denounced Israel as an “Apartheid state.”
BTL:Lebanese & Israeli Civilians Clear Losers as... (tags)
..Cease-Fire Ends Israel's Offensive ~ Interview with Stephen Zunes, Middle East editor with Foreign Policy in Focus, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Indymedia On Air August 14, 2006 (tags)
Global warming as a human rights violation; Bias in media coverage of the Middle East.
What Next for the American Antiwar Movement? (tags)
Therefore the anti-war movement must prepare for a new round of mobilizations this fall and be prepared to respond to new emergencies. Three-and-a-half years after the invasion of Iraq, the anti-war movement must put itself on a new footing. We must build a movement that stands for self-determination, rejects vilification of Islam and openly embraces Arabs and Muslim forces, fights to cut ties with Israel and severs its allegiance to the Democratic Party. This will not happen overnight, but the people of Lebanon and Gaza have paid too high a price in their own blood for us to not take these lessons to heart here in the belly of the beast.
Filipinos Protests US-Israel Agression vs Lebanon and Palestine (tags)
Exhibitionism - Made Easy (tags)
We have these wondrous possibilities but we don't know what we want to communicate (Brecht)..The expertocracy is losing ground and legitimacy..This peculiar network knowledge replaces authority.
Hizbullah, Zionism and the Ideology of late Imperial America (tags)
Awakening the Resistance
Neocons’ Middle East Scheme Is Backfiring (tags)
Back in 1996, a clique of Neocons, led by Richard Perle, concocted a scheme for Israel to “destabilize” the Middle East. The Palestinians were to be crushed and Iraq and Lebanon balkanized. The U.S. and UK were conned into doing the Neocons’ dirty work in Iraq. Now, Hezbollah fighters have tossed a huge wrench into the not-so-clever plot. Instead of Israel becoming “safer,” the Neocons have put its citizens at risk and its army in danger of defeat.
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.
Bold Proclamations of Lebensraum (tags)
Tony Blair and Condoleeza Rice have recently made statements that suggest a view that is, essentially, genocidal in nature. In so doing, they have stripped away their saccrine masks of democracy and apple pie, exposing themselves for the lizards they are.
No Blood for Oil - Sign the Voter's Pledge (tags)
"No More Oil Wars-- Clean Energy Now!" This popular sentiment must find expression in government policy, and it is our job this fall to make every candidate running for Congress understand that this is what our people want. We should be circulating the VotersForPeace Pledge which declares that those signing "will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her campaign." We must make visible this popular desire for peace, a rapid transition to clean energy and justice.
Letter to Senators Feinstein and Boxer on the Crisis in the Middle East (tags)
The following is a letter sent Aug. 3, 2006 to Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer from a California voter regarding their failure to call for an immediate Israeli cease-fire in Lebanon:
The Tortured Language of War: Whitewashing Atroicites (tags)
If the deliberate slaughter of hundreds of civilians -- including more than a hundrend innocent children -- elicits such a timid, pathetic response from American-Arab human rights organizations--one cannot complain against the American media for being the Israeli government's apologists. If the ADC uses Orwellian language, covering up the Israeli government's heinous crimes -- can we really expect anything else from mainstream media?
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.
Bush, Rice and Israel's Hack Legions: The Triumph of Crackpot Realism (tags)
Presidents announced Star Wars, Reagan's dream has come true. Behind ramparts guarded by a coalition of liars extending from Rupert Murdoch to the New York Times, from Bill O'Reilly to PBS, America is totally shielded from truth. Here we have a Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, who gazes at the rubble of Lebanon, 300,000 refugees being strafed with Israel's cluster bombs, and squeaks happily that we are "witnessing the birth pangs of a new Middle East."
All Sides Wanted Escalation (tags)
The kidnapping crisis could have been solved very differently through a prisoner exchange. Since negotiations were impossible with either Hamas or Hezbollah, a military strike was presumably the only possible reaction.
U.S.Govt's "Instigation" of wider Middle East War will be Iran War is Bush's &qu (tags)
Zionist "War Mongers" like CNN and the New York times etc.are desperately trying to use every opportunity to brainwash the American public on the dire need for the U.S. to immediately attack and obliterate Iran!
Six Fallacies of the U.S. Hizballah Campaign (tags)
The idea that the region is going to fall in line behind a U.S.-Israeli campaign against Hizballah is ludicrous.
Jane Harman is no friend of Israel (tags)
Jane Harman's failure to condemn Israel's military aggression against the Lebanese people is detrimental to the cause of peace in the Middle East, which is in Israel's long range interests.
Open Letter to The Middle East Quartet (tags)
An Open Letter to The Middle East Quartet by the Beijing International Peace Vigil
"Yo, Blair - You're My Poodle!" (tags)
Breaking with diplomatic formalities, Bush hailed Blair, his closest European ally, with the words "Yo, Blair". His solution to the Middle East crisis was that Syria should press Hizbollah to "stop doing this shit." (Photo of Tony Blair by the Alternative Lies Network ).
The Beauty of the System (tags)
A tale of shipping, blackmail and slow death in the lost Cul de Sac
A Nice Mess Our President Has Made for US (tags)
This is not a smart guy, or even a dummy fronting for a bunch of smart guys. This is an idiot who is listening to a bunch of idiots.
50 Things I've Learned About Israeli Propaganda, the U.S., and Zionism as White Supremacy (tags)
In response to the Zionist malarky posted earlier.
A Century of Oil Imperialism (tags)
The current Iraq War, waged primarily to seize incredibly rich oil resources for the benefit of the U.S.-UK Oil Cartel, was predictable. This type of imperialistic evildoing has been going on for a century, and countries and individuals who get in the Cartel's way tend to meet violent ends.
"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.
STOP THE U.S.--ISRAELI WAR AGAINST LEBANON AND PALESTINE! (tags)
International Action Center statement: STOP THE U.S.--ISRAELI WAR AGAINST LEBANON AND PALESTINE! July 13, 2006 The blood in Gaza and Lebanon is on George Bush's hands. The bombs, shells and missiles now pounding Lebanese and Palestinian cities and villages, wiping out entire families and leaving hundreds of thousands without power or water, are made in the U.S. So are the planes and cannons that launch them.
Israel is a failed terrorist state (tags)
And always was.
The Left's Israeli Lobby Denial (tags)
Unlike the lies and omissions of the mainstream, the Left is good on telling the truth about the Israeli oppression of the Palestinians. But its unwillingness to accept the Israel lobby's role in shaping American Middle East policy helps to maintain that very policy
THE LEFT AND THE ISRAEL LOBBY – by Joseph Anderson, Dissident Voice (tags)
Now that Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer have broken the taboo in the mainstream American media establishment of not only pointing out that the Israel lobby exists, but actually analyzing it from their perspective, the only place that open discussion, analysis and debate about the lobby remain firmly taboo is, ironically, ON THE LEFT! It’s a taboo imposed on the left by certain leftist icons and their suppression – if not censorship – of free expression and debate on this topic in progressive venues (lectures, panels, press or broadcast). Even some Palestinian-Americans have been forced to knuckle under to these leftist icons’ denial of the power of the Israel lobby in exchange for those icons’ or certain progressive/leftist groups’ political support. For example, as of this writing, where is an informed rebuttal to Noam Chomsky's dismissive position on the Lobby or at least an honest, open debate about the lobby on the national radio program Democracy Now? So, I wanted to incisively debunk at least some of the major arguments used by certain Left icons in denying the power and influence of the Israel lobby in U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and in suppressing discussion of its power domestically. Now, some people will bring up a red herring list of other possible influences in U.S. Mideast foreign policy to deny my analysis, but here I am dealing with THE ISRAEL LOBBY and how leftist icons respond to that topic. My ultimate position is: whatever our positions on the lobby, do we get to honestly discuss and debate it in formal public settings? Please read more:
The Power of the Israel Lobby (tags)
Its Origins and Growth
When People Become Commodities (tags)
By Jonathan Rowe
New U.S. Maneuvers on Iran: Tactical Shifts, Escalating Threats, & Continued Danger of War (tags)
For the first time in over 25 years the U.S. government has agreed to negotiate directly with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The talks would also include Britain, France, and Germany and would focus on Iran’s purported nuclear weapons program; the U.S. will participate only if Iran first halts its uranium enrichment program.
The Left and the Israel Lobby (tags)
by Joseph Anderson
Political Solution, Not a War on Iran! (tags)
War is the great terror. We seek de-escalation, non-aggression guarantees and renunciation of force. Nuclear weapon states should finally fulfill their obligation to disarm their nuclear arsenals.
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.
Middle East Policy Forum in Manhattan Beach (tags)
Marcy Winograd, Congressional Candidate in the 36th District, is joined by authors Gore Vidal and Robert Dreyfuss at a community forum on US Middle East policy
Mini-nukes and there consequences
Schwarzenegger Leaves Poor, Middle Class Behind (tags)
Governor Schwarzenegger has lead the State of California during a period of economic growth however the conditions for the poor and middle classes have been on the decline during the governor term in office and inflation has soared to monumental levels. The governor boasts how well the economy is doing but he has not seen the poor in the neighborhoods of Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego. He has not seen the homeless in Riverside, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara. Their ranks are growing daily.
Mini-nukes and their consequences.
"The United States of Israel?" – by Robert Fisk (tags)
Perhaps the most incendiary paragraph in the essay [The Israel Lobby] - albeit one whose contents have been confirmed in the Israeli press - discusses Israel's pressure on the United States to invade Iraq. "Israeli intelligence officials had given Washington a variety of alarming reports about Iraq's WMD programmes," the two academics write, quoting a retired Israeli general as saying: "Israeli intelligence was a full partner to the picture presented by American and British intelligence regarding Iraq's non-conventional capabilities."
Kevin Zeese: “Hawkish Israeli Lobby Wants War with Iran!” (tags)
The Israeli Lobby, with others, helped to instigate the Iraqi War. A scholarly report, the “Harvard Study,” which was recently released, also documents the “unmatched power” of the Lobby over the national interest. Now, the Bush-Cheney Gang is targeting Iran for a pre-empted strike. Is the hawkish, hard right, pro-Israeli Lobby pushing for a war with Iran, too? Kevin Zeese, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate In MD, thinks that it is.
Happy Birthday to Queen of Uranium Poisening (tags)
"....the British Royal family privately owns investments in uranium holdings worth over $6 billion through Rio Tinto Mines." "The Queen's favorite American buccaneers, Cheney, Halliburton, and the Bush family, are tied to her through uranium mining and the shared use of illegal depleted uranium munitions in the Middle East, Central Asia and Kosovo/Bosnia." "God Save The Queen from the guilt of her complicity in turning Planet Earth into a "Death Star.""
THE CHOMSKY/BLANKFORT POLEMIC - Interview (tags)
Tel-Aviv and Washington are linked in the Middle East. That's a fact. But the importance of this link in Washington's colonial politics is being debated in the anti-imperialist movement. For the US, Jewish, anti-Zionist journalist Jeffrey Blankfort, Israeli influence is central to US policy and the anti-war movement has failed because of its inability to understand the importance of this lobby. Having developed a radical approach to this question, going so far as to deny the energy factor in the war in Iraq, Mr. Blankfort nonetheless opens interesting paths on Zionist influence in the United States. We reproduce an interview he gave to journalist Silvia Cattori.
First Death from Walkouts (tags)
This is not a game . . .
North High Students March to City Hall (tags)
Students from at least 7 different schools speak out at Riverside City Hall with support of Principal [North High School].
An Immoral War Coalition (tags)
Waging a new war that would exceed all the wars since the Vietnam War with the reason that Iran could produce nuclear bombs in ten years is even more absurd than the lie of weapons of mass destruction with which the Iraq war was justified.
The Plight of Gays and Lesbians in the Middle East (tags)
Oppression, physical violence, and even murder of gay people is very common in Middle Eastern countries with violently homophobic cultures.
BRITAIN BREAKS WITH THE US OVER IRAN (tags)
BRITAIN BREAKS WITH THE US OVER IRAN
U.S. Middle East policy motivated by pro-Israel lobby (tags)
U.S. Middle East policy motivated by pro-Israel lobby
The Tax State in the Globalization Trap (tags)
The middle class cannot do what corporations do..German corporations pay little corporation tax; their share amounts to 2.6% of all taxes. For decades, they even received more subsidies than the profit taxes paid in Germany. Corporate enrichment in the US leads to state deficits and social cuts.
A World Lit by Energy Warfare (tags)
...What "Mission Accomplished" in reality achieved was an intractable quagmire of bloodletting and a nightmarish prospect of global conflict...
BTL:Iraq Holy Shrine Bombing Triggers Sectarian Violence;Nation Nears Civil War (tags)
Interview with Chris Toensing, editor of Middle East Report, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Calls for Dialogue in the Iran Crisis (tags)
Renunciation on force and non-aggression guarantees are crucial for de-activating the crisis along with convening a UN mediation commission. All military options must be excluded.
Two-Camp Theory (tags)
George Bush's speech on the State of the Nation justifies a world war.. The empire makes clear that games of hide-and-seek are not necessary.
No First Strike with Nuclear Weapons! (tags)
Those states tghat now possess nuclear weapons are obligated to destroy them. Those states without nuclear weapons may not strive to amass them.
UN to consider sanctions on Israel. (tags)
Israel has a shed load of Nuclear Bombs.
Baradei is Isareli lackey (tags)
Israel is putting itself into grave danger.
The Union is in some State. (tags)
Cheney and Bush are set to make big $$$ on the new energy.
The Iranian Security Dilemma and US-European Warmongering (tags)
Preventing a potential nuclear power like Iran is conceivable if Israel simulaniously makes concessions.
The Most Dangerous Double Standard in the Middle East (tags)
Iran and Israel: Ambiguous Nuclear Weapons At present, there is only one country in the Middle East with "secret" and ambiguous stockpiles of nuclear weapons. (full references and links at bottom)
Illegal Immigration - A Native American Indian's View (tags)
By Carlos Estrella December 13, 2005
Deeds not words (tags)
words are cheep
Ex-Rep. Findley: “It’s Time to Exit Iraq!” (tags)
On Dec. 1, 2005, at a public forum, on Capitol Hill, ex-Rep. Paul Findley (R-IL), urged President George W. Bush to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq-promptly. He offered a four point plan to that end. Findley said that his greatest fear is that Bush “will persist in his quest for a military victory.” He praised Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) for demanding an “early and complete exit from Iraq.” Findley called for ending the U.S.’ “ugly role in the killing fields of Iraq.”
Only the Rich Profit from US Growth (tags)
"The same Congress since 1997 has consistently rerfused to raise the minimum wage from $5.15.. The founding fathers defined their new form of government as government by the people for the people. In the meantime US democracy has become government by the rich for the rich.."
London and US (tags)
On Elusive Peace
Elusive Peace (tags)
On the making of Elusive Peace
Woman GI Publicly Resists War! (tags)
Army National Guard Specialist Katherine Jashinski, on active duty with the 111th ASG since January of this year, will make a public statement against war as a conscientious objector in the face of orders to participate in weapons training and deploy to the Middle East.
true friends (tags)
buy a dog it cheaper then selling Guns
How Much More ? (tags)
How Much More Will The American People Endure? Our Mothers (and Thomas Paine) Warned Us About People Like The Disciples Of Strauss
MON. 11/14: Robert Fisk to Speak at UCLA on The War for the Middle East (tags)
Robert Fisk Middle East Correspondent for The Independent of London will speak on 'The War for the Middle East: History Unlearned' WHEN: Monday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m. WHERE: UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom
Why SMALL Protests - People Want VIolence! (tags)
she says that everyone cooperated and planned at every single protest and then she backs this up with lies from some lady saying that in the 60s rude behavior was intolerable. All of this is the kind of middle class mentality that lies so easily with omissions and generalizations. I wish Jeneine had just made this up – ignorance is easier to tolerate than pre-meditated lying.
America's "War against Terror" (Part I) (tags)
?Beginning an offensive war is the most serious international crime," the 1948 Interna-tional War Crimes Tribunal declared.. The model of a peaceful world of law changes into a Hobbesian world of lawlessness in which only power conquers.
Saddaming the House of Assad. (tags)
Now that the U.S. coercion in the form of the Bolton recess appointment as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. has produced the U.N. Special Investigation Commission Report on the assassination of a former prime minister of Lebanon, it is time to ask the obvious question.
WED 10/26: An Evening with Ilan Pappe Renowned Israeli Historian & Author (tags)
An Evening with Renowned Israeli Historian and Author Ilan Pappe Speaking on 'Israel and Palestine: The Peace Charade' and Book Signing WHEN: Wednesday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Westwood United Methodist Church 10497 Wilshire Blvd. (at Warner, West of Beverly Glen) Los Angeles 90024
America's Middle Class: In the Tank! (tags)
Just about everyday, the news is bad! The economy is going to hell, the Iraqi War continues unabated and the energy crisis is shifting into high gear. One direct result: The Middle Class is disappearing. No Middle Class, no democracy! And yet, our people seem to be sleepwalking through it all. Maybe, Carl Jung was right when he said, “The people can’t stand too much reality.”
Bovine excrement meter melts (tags)
Cars stolen in US used in suicide attacks The FBI's counterterrorism unit has launched a broad investigation of US-based theft rings after discovering some vehicles used in deadly car bombings in Iraq, including attacks that killed US troops and Iraqi civilians, were probably stolen in the United States, according to senior US Government officials.
Behind the veil and beyond the hijab (tags)
By simplistic Western standards, Muslim women come with two labels: "subjugated" and "quasi-subjugated"
Is your twelve year old safe from the military? (tags)
With recruiting targets unmet, 250 National Guard troops visit middle school, mingle with twelve year olds. Is it a recruiting ploy?
REPUBLICANS are LOSERS at FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (tags)
Reagan's tax cuts for the extremely wealthy was the biggest distribution of wealth in the history of the world, from the poor and middle classes, to the extremely rich. And what did the extremely wealthy do with all of those trillions of dollars? They horded it.
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.."
Help for Americans Who are Losing Jobs to Foriegn Educated Individuials. (tags)
Home Schooling, GED, Middle School, High School everyone needs this book!
Conference of the Middle East Policy Institute (tags)
The conduct of the western allies promotes what they wanted to prevent: the formation of a defensive worldwide Islamic front against the West. The three holiest places of Islam are now occupied by Americans or Israelis.
It's OK to be anti-Jewish politics! Really! (tags)
If it's OK to be anti-Republican or anti-corporation or anti-Christian fundamentalism or anti-Communism or even anti-God, I can be anti-Jewish Politics!
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.
Malcolm X Festival (tags)
Hosted by FAMLI, Inc., the festival is the nation’s largest cultural tribute to Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz). The great human rights advocate and family man would have been 80 years old on May 19 in this 40th year observance of his death.
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.
Bush Has Grasped the Third Rail; It's Time to Turn on the Juice (tags)
Now that Bush has admitted his plan is to cut Social Security for the middle class, it’s time for progressives to take him down. No compromises, no cutbacks, and a call for the rich to pay Social Security taxes on all income, not just the first $90,000. ---------------------
South Central Farmers (tags)
There’s a farm in the middle of the city! A real farm; where people grow food to eat and plants to heal. A place where people feel connected to the earth and to their community.
‘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.
Iraq Week at the University of Southern California (tags)
Press release and schedule of events at USC Iraq's Week.
BTL:Critics Challenge White House Claims that Iraq War Responsible for... (tags)
...Tentative Moves Toward Middle East Democracy ~ Interview with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
March 17- Commemorating Rachel Corrie (tags)
Women in Black - Los Angeles presents... A Special Event Commemorating Rachel Corrie Rachel Corrie, a young human rights activist from Olympia, Washington, was killed on March 16th, 2003. She was trying to prevent a family home in Gaza from being demolished, when an Israeli bulldozer ran her over. Film Screening: "Dispatches: The Killing Zone" Talks: Dr. Laila Al-Marayati - Media's whitewashing of this crime Rev. Darrel Meyers - Presbyterian Church's divestment decision Mary Hughes - Witnessing the situation in Palestine Date and Time: Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Venue: Liberty Hill Foundation, 2121 Cloverfield Boulevard, Suite 113 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (NE corner Cloverfield & Pico - Free parking on site) Film description and speaker bios below; no admission charge; free literature available For more information, see www.wib-la.org
Why I Am a Pro-Palestinian Activist (tags)
I was brought up Roman Catholic, but now consider myself a progressive,
CIA Torturing Terror Suspects Abroad (tags)
A short article about the CIA outsourcing torture in the Middle East.
Fox's 24 - Another Racist Show by Jewish Americans (tags)
A more than Blunt review of the Media. This article names names, just as the media does without political correctness. Afterall, Fox's 24 doesnt care about it, why should I?
Al-Asad: Withdrawal to Bakaa Valley (tags)
Syrian President Bashar al-Asad has addressed parliament and said his country's troops will first withdraw to the Bakaa Valley before redeploying along the border with Lebanon.
Broadcast Your News (tags)
We will broadcast your documentary. Alternate Focus announces a call for Middle East-related documentaries.
Fox's 24 - Another Racist Show by Jewish Americans (tags)
A more than Blunt review of the Media. This article names names, just as the media does without political correctness.
BTL:Continuing Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Poses Grave Risks for U.S. (tags)
Interview with Clayton Swisher, author and Middle East analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Middle Class New Working Poor (tags)
America's Middle Class Becomes the New Working Poor
American Dream Slipping Away (tags)
The American Dream Slipping Away from the Middle Class
CFL ALERT: More U.S. double standards in the Middle East (tags)
The current rhetoric coming out of Washington is demanding that Syria end its "occupation" of Lebanon. However, not a single word is being said about the decades-long illegal and immoral occupation of the Palestinian people.
DESTROY AIPAC (tags)
WHATS WRONG WITH AMERICA? AIPAC IS WHATS WRONG WITH AMERICA....DESTROY IT!
Bush Administration Endangers the Middle Class (tags)
"Nation-wide the social descent of many families sees a real threat.. the number of newly created jobs still lags behind the population growth. More Americans have been completely dismissed from the labor market.."
No doubt you heard about us on national radio or television and want to learn more about the ISM and what to do about this subversive group that represents America’s and Israel’s enemies. In the coming year, it is our intention to reveal to the American public the key players of the ISM here in the USA, Canada and Europe and to educate the public who they really represent: the PLO, the PFLP, Hamas and other terrorists under Yasser Arafat. And we promise results.
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS HONORS SUN VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL! (tags)
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS HONORS SUN VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
"Democratic Imperialism" (tags)
"Violent democracy expeditions are in diametrical opposition. The action of the US in Iraq cannot be legitimate and does not further democratization.."
Massive Propaganda (tags)
Isn’t this the greatest political propaganda that has ever existed?
KPFK's Feminist Magazine and Phyllis Chesler (tags)
This email is being circulated by a group of concerned KPFK listeners.
Imposing Western Values (tags)
Just for the record, I am not Ali Salem, I published an article by Ali and now am stuck with his name. It is fitting and funny though because I am an Israeli writer and activist female who now has the name of and Egyptian male..
Goldsborough’s column Outstanding. (tags)
James Goldsborough columns outstanding. Beat all big shot East Coast pundits hands down. Corporate Media full of cowards and puppets. Corporate opinion pages dubiously slanted.
How Many Gods in One Heaven? (tags)
Analysis of the Fourth World War in the Middle East
The US Policy Reversals (tags)
This article is about the harmful reversals of US policies with respect to the Israeli-Palestinian conflit and critical components relating to The eventual consequences to such acts are manifesting as we speak
at least 33% of Republicans are morons (tags)
Their beliefs are bonkers, but they are at the heart of power US Christian fundamentalists are driving Bush's Middle East policy George Monbiot Tuesday April 20, 2004 The Guardian
A Thank-you on Tax Day (tags)
You pay because we care. A message from Mr. and Mrs. Corporate America or social programs for the richest.
Today in the MidEast 12th of april (tags)
We Are Not Stupid (tags)
The elite corporate media thinks that the masses that are stupid, it is they who are stupid for believing the corrupt corporate pr machine.
Kerry Indicates He Would Continue Bush’s Pro-Sharon Policy (tags)
Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director, who was present at a recent meeting in New York City between Kerry and 40 Jewish leaders, reported that Kerry laid "to rest a nagging concern - that relentless Democratic criticism of Bush’s foreign policy implied criticism of Bush’s closeness to Israel." This is according to Ron Kampeas in a column published in The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. The article further quotes Foxman as saying that Kerry "tried to exempt Israel from the [Democrat's] critique of Bush’s foreign policy." According to Kampeas, Foxman characterized Kerry as "agree[ing] with administration policy on isolating Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, [and] supporting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan for unilateral withdrawal from Gaza and on the security fence."
Why Do They Hate Us? (tags)
Perhaps the alternative is to hate themselves.
LA Protest Against Wars (tags)
People who were accomadating the American Empire with their silence are now coming back on the street to protest the wars in the Middle East--in Iraq and Palestine......... Below find SIX PICTURES AND A 35 SECONDS VIDEO.
ISRAEL SHOULD SUPPORT THE KURDS AGAINST SYRIA (tags)
Israel's Foreign Policy toward Syria should be built on the demands that it leave Lebanon unconditionally, end it's support for Hezbollah and "Palestinian" terror groups, dismantle it's Weapons of Mass Destruction, and keep it's hands off the Kurds. Israel's greater regional policy should be based on supporting the rights of minorities in the area. Only that way, based on democratization, liberation from oppressive regimes, and encouraging freedom, will the Middle East and North Africa be transformed into a region worthy its millennia old history.
Understanding the Middle East (tags)
If any one person, viewpoint or source had the “straight story” about the Middle East, it would an easy matter to solve all our problems. It is easy to read a biased summary of “talking points” regarding any issue and march off on a crusade, disseminating more biased opinion and rallying followers to the attack.
Welcome to IsraHell (by Latuff) (tags)
Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of brave Palestinian people and their struggle against U.S. backed IsraHell's state terrorism.
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
Petition to Encourage Discussion and Debate at NYU (tags)
Tell your friends, classes, parents, family, friends...
Bush rewards allies in terror war with billion$ (tags)
The President's budget does not include funding for the US's military operations in Afghanistan or Iraq, expected to cost and additional 30 to 50 billion dollars.
PROTEST Schwarzenegger's Elimination of Minority Science Program (tags)
STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND TEACHERS PROTEST SCHWARZENEGGER'S ELIMINATION OF MINORITY SCIENCE PROGRAM
Mideast Truths and Myths (tags)
Read it and weep, leftist fascists!
We Are the Majority (tags)
How do we build a political movement in this country that represents all of the people and not a handful of millionaires?
The Barreling Bushes (tags)
In case you missed it the Bush crime family is becoming mainstream knowledge...this should prove interesting...
Indymedia Becomes a Home for Disinformation and Alienation (tags)
I am concerned with the lack of reading skills on the part of Indymedia posters.
The Rise of Fascism (tags)
"When Democracy Failed: The Warnings of History" by Thom Hartmann Published on Sunday, March 16, 2003 by CommonDreams.org The 70th anniversary wasn't noticed in the United States, and was barely reported in the corporate media. But the Germans remembered well that fateful day seventy years ago - February 27, 1933. They commemorated the anniversary by joining in demonstrations for peace that mobilized citizens all across the world.
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 is to Blame? (tags)
Clearly, Palestinians are suffering, and their situation must be remedied — the sooner the better. The question is, who was responsible for creating their situation and who is accountable for remedying it?
Ahmed Shawki in LA tomorrow: Resisting Empire (tags)
The editor of International Socialist Review ( ISR ) will speak tomorrow at the UTLA building on resistance in the Middle and perspectives on the US occupation of Iraq.
Ahmed Shawki on Resisting Empire this weekend in LA (tags)
Editor of International Socialist Review (ISR) to speak this Saturday at UTLA building in Los Angeles on anti-imperialist resistance in the Middle East.
Ahmed Shawki on Resisting Empire this weekend (tags)
Editor of International Socialist Review will speak on resistance in the Middle East this Saturday in L.A.
Middle East conflict escalation to nuclear hOILyocaust?? (tags)
Right wing Christian fundamentalists in the US are escalating tensions in the Middle East. The continuing hOILy war could end in nuclear holocaust when the wells run dry..
Internet outflanks zionists' Maginot Line (tags)
"In New York, Hassidic Jews openly equate Zionism with Nazism, and consider the state of Israel to be a blasphemy. Are these people anti-Semitic?"
Jewish Web Sites Opposed to Israeli Ethnic Cleansing etc... (tags)
This is a listing of Websites that are Jewish, and opposed to current Israeli Government Policies. The Zionists do not speak for all Jews.
The USA - Sans Soul (tags)
Market analyst Bill Bonner, a man whom I normally have a great deal of respect for, (www.dailyreckoning.com) wrote recently that intelligent people don't take to the streets and demonstrate. But I would put to him, if I could but bend his ear, just how else do you bring broad attention to your cause when the mainstream press is corporate controlled? And after all, even if we had a free press these days, only a small per centage of the population reads? And what do you do when you write to your elected representatives till you're blue and you receive stock answers by way of reply, reeking of form letter?
US Military subverts fredom of press: All the news that fits we print (tags)
Iraqis Raid Offices of Television Network from UK Guardian 11.24.3
Escape From Islam (tags)
A Woman Born a Muslim Describes The Situation In the Middle East
Bush - A Crazed Mattoid (tags)
Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
Israel’s Nuke Launching Subs Can Be Detected by Uncle Sam (tags)
Israel’s three new supposedly undetectable German-built diesel-powered nuclear weapons launching submarines can be detected by the most powerful military in the world, the military of the United States of America. “…the Navy experiment with long-range, low-frequency sonar used to detect new quiet diesel-powered submarines… This system is a vital piece of equipment for our anti-submarine warfare.”
JINSA/PNAC Zionist Extremist Perle Warns Germany To Stop Backing France (tags)
JINSA/PNAC Zionist Extremist Perle Warns Germany To Stop Backing France
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?:
The Collapse of the Middle Class (tags)
There has always been a wealthy elite in this country, and there has always been a gap between the rich and the poor. But the disparities in wealth and income that currently exist in this country have not been seen in over a hundred years. Today, the richest one percent own more wealth than the bottom ninety-five percent, and the CEOs of large corporations earn more than 500 times what their average employees make.
Fashionable anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism (tags)
Do not look for the Islamic community here to acknowledge that the United States, in little over a decade, freed Kuwait, saved most of the Bosnians and Kosovars, tried to feed Somalis, urged the Russians not to kill Chechnyans, belatedly ensured that no longer were Shiites and Kurds to be slaughtered in Iraq, spoke out against Kuwait's ethnic cleansing of a third of a million Palestinians — and now is spending $87 billion to make Iraqis free.
'Israelization' of U.S. Middle East policy proceeds apace (tags)
'Israelization' of U.S. Middle East policy proceeds apace
Ridiculous Liberal Posturing re Israel's Syria Incursion (tags)
Blowing up innocent children in Haifa is accepted as pretty much normal business in the Middle East. But taking out the supposedly empty infrastructure of a killers' training base on Syrian soil is terrible.
BTL:Israel's Bombing of Syria Increases Fear of Regional Conflict (tags)
Interview with Robert Blecher, assistant professor of history, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Reference Links: Jews against Zionism (tags)
Zionists, and Israel, do not speak for all Jews - not even a majority. Any attempt to claim otherwise is Zionazi Propaganda.
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."
LA Times: Officials Confirm Israeli Nuke Launching Subs (tags)
The story contains the first official confirmation from both American and Israeli officials that Israel can launch nuclear weapons from its submarines. The ultimate guarantee of mutually assured destruction (MAD). The acronym MAD also makes for a most appropriate word to describe the human condition.
Wave the Flag To Deceive (tags)
To justify the war, the scoundrel Wolfowitz dishonestly points his finger at a Muslim response to the invasion he orchestrated: "more than 200 captured foreign terrorists who came to Iraq to kill Americans." Terrorists daily praise Wolfowitz for putting our troops in their sights.
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.
The president lays an egg at the U.N. (tags)
The Dimwit in Chief fails again to convince anyone with any intelligence that he is not a congenital liar.
Israel-Palestine the threats to Arafats life in the end the USA always backs the Zionists (tags)
Morn the loss of MURDERED Saudi Anarchists on this day (tags)
The United States Government MURDERED ITS OWN CITIZENS. I support civil rights for unjustly held prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Join the Anarchists Defense League
Do not be a coward! Stand up! (tags)
On this day two years ago, a clique within the United States Government, aided by Mossad, murdered 3,000 Americans in a deliberate act designed to seize power, strip Americans of their civil liberties, and wage an illegal and genocidal war against the people of the Middle East.
Why democrats act like republicans (tags)
But yourself in the shoes of a democratic politician: you need support. You need voters, volunteers, and donations. You try to move left. But people on the left join third parties, choose not to vote, or don't even care. So what can you do?
Wiesenthal Center: Germany Sold Poison Gas Iraq (tags)
The following report, commissioned by the Los Angeles, California based Simon Wiesenthal Center, was completed by Paris, France based Middle East Defense News. It clearly shows how Germany, particularly under Chancellor Helmut Kohl supplied Iraq with its poison gas, knowing full well that Iraq's aim was to use the gas on Israel.
Politically Correct Racism (tags)
"All immigrants bring exotic customs and attitudes, but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most. West European societies are unprepared for the massive immigration of brown-skinned peoples cooking strange foods and not exactly maintaining Germanic standards of hygiene.”
DEAN: Reborn as a Neo-Conservative (tags)
The DLC speaks and the candidates follow! Dean adopts the hawkish, AIPAC view of Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East.
A Plan for Privilege and Power (tags)
The American people, no longer treated to a steady diet of "embedded" reporting, are beginning to realize the true cost of the government's nice little war to make the Middle East safe for Zionists, bankers and multi-national corporations.
Behind the Iraq Dossier Hoax:Behind the Iraq Dossier Hoax: Intelligence Cooked in Israel (tags)
In fact, at least 11 of the 16 pages were lifted, verbatim, from an Israeli journal, Middle East Review of International Affairs, whose sole proprieter is Dr. Barry Rubin, an American-born Israeli citizen. The 11 pages were drawn from two articles, by Ibrahim al-Marashi and Robert Rabil, that appeared in the September 2002 edition of that journal.
9/11 - ARE AMERICANS THE VICTIMS OF A HOAX? (tags)
I figured with the 911 Commission complaining about the Bush Junta Stone Walling and intimidating Witnesses it was time to remind people of another unsolved Crime.
who forced Bush's nuke lies? (tags)
Wolfowitz, Cheney & Perle are the most obvious candidates
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.
Nazi Jesuits (tags)
pp 162: When backtracking to the origin of this complexity of deception, it brings us straight to the real heart of the matter, the intense hatred of the Roman Catholic Church for anyone or anything that opposes her goals. It positively isn't a Jewish conspiracy, but strictly Roman Catholic, who have strategically used certain Jews for their cause's advantage.
The Voices in Bush's Head (tags)
Burning Bush? Our President Claims That He Is Gods Messenger: Bush said: "God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did"
BTL:Armed Opposition to the U.S. Occupation of Iraq Could Signal a... (tags)
...Protracted Guerilla War. Interview with Chris Toensing, executive director and editor of Middle East Report, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
"On June 3, the columnist Ann Coulter addressed a Republican women’s club in Jacksonville, Florida (see Anthony Gancarski, "An Evening with Ann Coulter"). In the course of her diatribe ... Coulter proclaimed that the Middle East is now 'George Bush’s bitch.' 'Bitch' in this sense is prison talk for the victim of homosexual rape.
Israel's Hamas (tags)
The mantra that Arafat crack down on terror has always been a fraud. Who is to do this cracking down? Obviously, Palestinian police, security forces and courts. But they are the chief target of Sharon's murderous onslaught. Sharon's strategy today is the same as it was in Beirut in 1982. He wants to destroy and discredit the Palestinian Authority so as to ensure the Palestinians are left without a credible leadership.
BTL:Middle East Roadmap for Peace May Lead to a Dead End (tags)
Interview with Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun Magazine, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Lessons of the Irag War (tags)
The truth about the CROWN (tags)
You are a slave Neo, born into a world of bondage, a prison for your mind, blinded by a world that has been pulled down over your eyes to blind you from the truth...
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.
American TV in Iraq (tags)
Cultural Imperialism goes into overdrive. American style television will now be broadcast into Iraq by way of a new U.S. created satellite network. Peter Jennings and Dan Rather will now report the "truth" to the Iraqi people. "Lifestyle" programs presenting "American values" will also be beamed into the Arab nation (Photo - Iraqis watch the news on a television connected to a satellite dish in Baghdad Saturday, April 19, 2003. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Impact of Iraqi defeat on Islam (tags)
In the hundreds of interviews of Muslims throughout the Islamic world, one thing came across loud and clear. It was much more important to them that the Iraqis defeat the U.S.-UK infidel invaders than it was for a ruthless tyrant to be removed and the horribly oppressed Muslim brothers of Iraq liberated.
The Rise of the Third Reich and Bush (tags)
This is why he projects his shadow on Saddam Hussein.
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."
THE IRAQ WAR'S TRASHIEST PIECE OF PROPAGANDA (tags)
When Democracy Failed: The Warnings of History (tags)
To the extent that our Constitution is still intact, the choice is again ours.
Make Peace with SYria (tags)
Boy in Dallas suburb predicts start of WW III day before attacks (tags)
Sept. 19, 2001, 9:26PM By R.G. RATCLIFFE Copyright 2001 Houston Chronicle
The Coalition of Disaster (tags)
Cairo - Washington and London "have lost the war politically" and their campaign in Iraq is "heading to a disaster", British Middle East expert and journalist Patrick Seale wrote in an article published on Friday.
Decolonize America (tags)
The war is not the responsibility of Bush alone, but deeply rooted in the capitalist-colonial nature of the US system.
3) Pics of Westwood Anti-War Rally, More Civil Disobedience Arrests Thurs. 03-20 (tags)
Four heroes laying down in the middle of Wilshire for the name of peace. They will all be taken to jail.
Oil stocks are at a 27 year low! Anti-war poster: cheaper gas (tags)
11 x 17 poster
A Call for the Invasion of Burma (tags)
When oh when will the suffering people of Burma be saved from their tyrannical rulers? A call for someone, out of the sheer goodness of their hearts, to spend a few hundred billion bucks to save those poor suffering people...
Terror and Energy Security (tags)
The US will need 6 million more barrels of oil every day by 2020..Both the supply and the security of the US would be helped far more if energy savings and promotion of regenerative energy were vigorously emphasized. Translated from the German
Rare Snowstorm Is G-d's Warning to Israel (tags)
The rare snowstorm that swept the Middle East yesterday, dumping a foot of snow in the desert nation of Israel, forewarns of G-d's wrath against the chosen people.
MIDDLE EAST (tags)
THE UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS THE MIDDLE EAST CHANGED FOREVER AFTER SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. THE POLICY NOW IS TO REPLACE DICTATORSHIPS WITH DEMOCRACIES.
I dialed 911 a long time ago (tags)
What Do the Imperial Mafia Really Want? (tags)
Which is the more remarkable -- that the United States can openly announce to the world its determination to invade a sovereign nation and overthrow its government in the absence of any attack or threat of attack from the intended target? Or that for an entire year the world has been striving to figure out what the superpower's real intentions are?
The United States of America Has Gone Mad (tags)
America has entered one of its periods of historical madness, but this is the worst I can remember: worse than McCarthyism, worse than the Bay of Pigs and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War.
Arabs and Jews unite against war (tags)
The End of the World (poem) (tags)
The End of the World (poem)
Again-Palestine:On the tactics of the Intifada (tags)
Rice for Peace-- stop the war now (tags)
Take action to stop the war in Iraq now. Join thousands of others in sending the message: Feed Iraq, don't bomb them. (NEW email address below, made necessary due to disruption of online communications.)
Rice for Peace-- stop the war now (tags)
Take action to stop the war in Iraq now. Join thousands of others in sending the message: Feed Iraq, don't bomb them.
POSTER: Petroleum Geologist predicted U.S. Oil War (tags)
If you watch this lecture video, you will get a chill down your spine when you realize that the current economic and military situation was appreciated and predicted more than two years ago by a petroleum geologist!
WHY IS ISRAEL THE ONLY MIDDLE EASTERN INDYMEDIA SITE??? (tags)
I was perusing the site and noticed that there are no IndyMedia sites available for countries that I have a particular interest in, such as Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait, Jordan, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Oman, Qatar, U.A.E, etc. Why not? Israel is the biggest fascist state in the world and they have and Indy Media Site? This just doesn't seem to make any sense?!?
Poster: War for Oil (tags)
All five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council-- Russia, China, France, Britain, and the United States-- have oil companies with a stake in who rules Iraq.
Jan. 10th Registration Demonstration (tags)
These are some photos from the January 10th protest against INS detainment of registrants.
Cartoon: the REAL REASON for the WAR (tags)
Aircraft carriers are the primo military instrument of force projection. They have only one drawback: they are sinkable. On the other hand...
War? Find out. (tags)
The Colorado Campaign for Middle East Peace is necessarily concerned with war. War in Iraq. War in Palestine/Israel. War. The CCMEP website is one of the best sources for war information in the world.
Register Your Dissent-PROTEST Muslim Roundups JAN.10 (tags)
Statement from Arab community and list of events occuring nationwide on the next registration date.
Oil coup-strike-lockout is for the rich. Help President Chavez! Search Venezuela news. (tags)
In 1974 80% of oil income went to the state. Today 80% of Venezuelan oil income goes to the rich, and to "operating costs." Only 20% goes to the state. Chavez reforms will help reverse this in January 2003. This is why the coup-plotters, "strike"-promoters, and corporate media are in such a hurry to overthrow the fairly-ELECTED Chavez government. They want to prevent these reforms, and reverse others already-implemented. Reforms that help the poor and lower middle class. Massive corporate-media disinformation, destabilization campaign going on inside Venezuela. Support President Chavez! Please forward widely.
Anti-War Activists: Info Source to be Available in English (tags)
The Qatar-based Al Jazeera news network will soon be publishing and broadcasting in English. The location of Al Jazeera, as well as restrictions on Western journalists, could mean that Al Jazeera will be first to break news on an escalation of war on Iraq.
HUNGER STRIKERS PROTEST INS DETENTIONS (tags)
>While most Southern Californians are celebrating the holidays at tables >crowded with food and drink, a small group of people have vowed not to >eat at all until Middle Eastern men detained last week by the >Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) are released.
On the US arrests of Middle Eastern immigrants. (tags)
On the Mass Arrests of Middle Eastern immigrants in California The language of fascism is always cloaked in subterfuge. And it is just this sort of duplicitous language that the U.S. government is employing to describe the mass arrest -- under the dishonest pretext of 'voluntary registration' -- of hundred, perhaps thousands of Middle Eastern men, many of them Iranians, in the last week in California.
SOLIDARITY STATEMENT AGAINST LATEST INS ROUNDUPS (tags)
Columbus Anti-Racist Action (ARA) condemns these mass detentions, racist INS policies, and inhumane treatment of detainees in the strongest terms possible. We demand the immediate release of all of the detainees and that all of their charges be dropped.
ACLU Calls Immigrant Registration Program Pretext for Mass Detentions (tags)
By January 10, 2003, citizens of 13 additional countries – Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Eritrea, Lebanon, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen – must also submit to registration, a move that could push the detentions into the tens of thousands, the ACLU said.
Hundreds Are Detained After Visits to INS (tags)
From the LA Times.
Bush To Help Sharon Election By Blocking Settlement Freeze (tags)
Bush is blocking efforts to find peace in the Middle East, and stop the settlements. "Is it his (Bush's) desire to win the support of Jewish officials and tycoons, who have mostly lined up on Sharon's side? "
venezuala:racist rage of the caracas elite (tags)
Venezuela's Embattled President Faces A Pinochet-style Opposition
Venezuelan Masses Support Chavez. Corporate media lieing as usual (tags)
read http://www.narconews.com The corporate media spinners are doing all they can to bring down the democratically elected president of venezuela. The strike by the rich in venezuela has been defeated.
The Racist Irony of Zionism (tags)
Zionists who accuse others--the opponents of the racist ideology of Zionism--of being anti-Semitic are truly being ironic.
McDonald's closing 175 restaurants (tags)
McDonald's Corp. announced today that it will cease or restructure operations in seven Middle Eastern and Latin American nations, eliminate up to 600 jobs and close about 175 restaurants in 10 other countries.
Good news (tags)
In know you hate it, but things are getting better. Once again, thank you Walter E. Williams. We are so lucky to have you around.
MILLIONS OF CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL?? (tags)
EDUCATION FOR RICH AND MIDDLE CLASS ONLY?
CONDOLEEZZA'S NONSENSE ABOUT DEMOCRACY (tags)
Some history rather than hysteria...
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.
Shattered Illusions - Analyzing the War on Terrorism (tags)
Shattered Illusions is unashamedly a voice of dissent which brings together in one comprehensive volume, essays from intellectuals, human right activists, lawyers, journalists, and academics whose insights and perspectives provide both an intellectual and humane criticism of the Bush administration's current war policy. It not only challenges the framing of the war as a struggle between good and evil, but also critically assesses President George W. Bush's explanation for anti-U.S. sentiments.
Control of oil fuels Bush war against Iraq (tags)
George W. Bush has Texas crude running in his veins, yet the word “oil” did not cross his lips in his Sept. 12 speech to the United Nations. Nor did Bush mention Osama bin Laden, the man he vowed to “hunt down” only a few months ago.
bombing iraq to protect isreal (tags)
it is interesting to speculate how things would be if gore had won the presidency and liebermann become vice president
WHAT'S A NICE JEWISH GIRL DOING IN A PLACE LIKE GAZA CITY? (tags)
Tamara Rettino, a Jewish mother of three, and resident of Los Angeles spoke of her recent trip to the West Bank and Gaza Strip to a standing-room-only crowd of more than150 people at a local Jewish community center. Rettino traveled to the Middle East to join with the hundreds of international volunteers who gathered as a part of "Freedom Summer,” sponsored by the International Solidarity Movement.
A strange kind of freedom (tags)
We all know about the perils of Islamic fanaticism. But, says Robert Fisk, the biggest threat to liberty in the US may come from other kinds of fundamentalism: Jewish and Christian
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.
God Re-Floods Middle East (tags)
God Re-Floods Middle East
‘The Real Middle East Crisis’ Enters New Season With A Sure Shot Twist (tags)
The latest string of rock fights, suicide bombers, exchanges of rifle fire, failed peace conferences and land negotiations, retaliatory bombings, media whitewashing and PR campaigns, increases in military presence, and calls for peace began this month on ‘The Real Middle East Crisis’. According to Neilson ratings.... For the rest of this article feel free to take a minute and visit http://www.saviorass.com/archives/mideast/mideast.html or click on the link below. Thank you.
RALLY AND MARCH in support of Palestine (April 6th) (tags)
Show your solidarity with the Palestinian People at the April 6th march and rally at the Westwood Federal Building
"U.S. armed forces surrounding Iraq under veil of secrecy" (tags)
(YellowTimes.org) – As Dick Cheney tours the Middle East in search of support for an American offensive against the Iraqi regime, Yellowtimes.org has learned through multiple independent sources that the Pentagon has already begun planning and building new bases in the area.
PROTEST TOMORROW TO STOP KILLING PALESTINIANS! @ Israeli Consulate Mon. March 25 (tags)
TOMORROW join in Solidarity for PERSIAN NEW YEAR CELEBRATION, 7:00 PM in LB (tags)
STOP KILLING PALESTINIANS!! Protest at the Israeli Consulate Mon. March 25 (tags)
Join in Solidarity w/ the Middle Eastern Community & Celebreate Persian New Year (tags)
JOIN US THIS FRIDAY!
Anti-War Demo Mon. March 25 front of Iraeli Consulate.STOP KILLING PALESTINIANS! (tags)
STOP KILLING PALESTINIANS
POWER meeting tonight!! (tags)
POWER MEETING TONIGHT at 7:00 PM IN LONG BEACH (tags)
POWER! People Opposing War, Empires and Rulers meeting This coming Monday Jan 14 (tags)
January Calander of Events for the A-Occasions Info Shop (tags)
calander of events happening at the A-Occasions info shop/community space in Long Beach CA.
MONDAY is 2nd PROGRESSIVE RADICALS AGAINST WAR MEETING (tags)
so you say you are an anti-authoritarian ?
Tired of the Sectarians? check out 2nd progressive Radcials Against War Meeting (tags)
come join us
Come to our 2nd Progressive Radicals Against War meeting this MONDAY! (tags)
Come join us
Tomorrow is our 1st Progressive Radicals Against War Meeting (tags)
come join us
1st Radical Progressives Against the War Meeting (tags)
are you an anarchist? are you against the war? come join us and tell us what YOU think.
Are you a Middle Eastern/South or Central Asian Womin Activist? (tags)
tired of being left out? join us for some talk
1st RADICAL PROGRESSIVES AGAINST THE WAR MEETING THIS MONDAY DEC 10! (tags)
Come on down to the Long Beach Infoshop for our first meeting
U.S. Attack on Afghanistan Could Provoke Dangerous Backlash Across Muslim World (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Chris Toensing, editor of Middle East Report, who assesses reaction in the Muslim world to the U.S. bombing campaign and the possible repercussions for governments supporting the U.S. war against terrorism.
IPA: As Bombing Proceeds: Now What? (tags)
AS'AD ABUKHALIL: "Both Bin Laden and Bush say that you are either with them or against them; yet much of the Middle East stands in opposition to both." JOHN QUIGLEY: "Military action should have been done through the Security Council at the United Nations. As it is -- a U.S. and U.K. military action -- it is illegal under international law." MORE...
Link to Middle East Reasearch & Info Proj (tags)
This is a link to a useful resource for understanding issues in the Middle East.
US 'planned attack on Taleban' from BBC Asia (tags)
Niaz Naik, a former Pakistani Foreign Secretary, was told by senior American officials in mid-July that military action against Afghanistan would go ahead by the middle of October.
Cost-Benefit Analysis Of Vaporizing the Entire Middle East (tags)
Today, I was trying to eat a very tasty plate of spaghetti when the guy at the next table over echoed what seems to be the majority sentiment to, as he so cleverly and insightfully put it, "Achieve energy independence, then completely obliterate the entire Middle East." Never mind that Afghanistan is 1000 miles away; let's investigate this idea:
"The New Republic" lies about Durban Conference (tags)
The New Republic, a political journal of great influence in Washington DC, in its Sept. 10 issue publishes an "editorial" with a pack of lies about the Conference Against Racism.
A night in solidarity with the Palestinian People (tags)
join us In Solidarity with the Palestinian People’s Struggle for Liberation and Justice Stop US Aid to Israel. End Israeli Apartheid. Right of Return for the Palestinians to their homes of origin. Israel out of the West Bank and Gaza.
Voz De Aztlan = Counter-Intelligence from Whitey-er, Pinche Vendidos! (tags)
Just a reminder to IMC non-Latinos and Chicanos to not be phased by the counter-intelligence coming from the middle class sell-outs ("vendidos") from Whitter, CA.
La Voz de Aztlan No Se Representan La Gente Chicana (tags)
The opinions of La Voz de Aztlan do not represent those of the Chicano community and people.
Bush Budget Plan Redistributes Nation's Wealth fm Poor, Middle Class to the Rich (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Frances Fox Piven, distinguished professor of political science and sociology at the graduate school of the City University of New York who asserts that the Bush Administration's proposed budget will redistribute wealth from the poor and middle class to the most affluent sector of society.
Bush Budget Plan Redistributes Nation's Wealth fr Poor, Middle Class to the Rich (tags)
...distinguished professor of political science and sociology at the graduate school of the City University of New York who asserts that the Bush Administration's proposed budget will redistribute wealth from the poor and middle class to the most affluent sector of society.
Black Bloc's Refusal To Bow To Liberals (english) (tags)
(originaly published on www.indymedia.org. Is this dude for real?) by SKAA 1:09pm Mon Apr 16 '01 Response to appeals made by non-violent activists for the BB not to show up at the FTAA Border action
The coming war in the Middle East (tags)
Fear and loathing in the Middle East takes a turn for the worse
gonzo for guns (tags)