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Drones: A slam-dunk weapons system or our ticket to hell? (tags)
"Whatever the short-term gains from introducing drone warfare in these past years, we are now locked into the 24/7 assassination trade - with the US's own set of non-suicide bombers on the job into eternity. This may pass for sanity in Washington, but it's surely helping to pave the road to hell. Haven't any of these folks ever seen a sci-fi film? Are none of them Terminator fans? Are they sure they want to open the way to unlimited robot war, keeping in mind that, if this is the latest game in town, it won't remain mainly an American one for long. And just wait until the first Iranian drone takes out the first Balochi guerrilla supported by American funds somewhere in Pakistan. Then let's see just what we think about the right of any nation to summarily execute its enemies - and anyone else in the vicinity - by drone. Is this actually what we Americans want to be known for? And if we let this happen, and General Atomics is working double or triple shifts to turn out ever more, ever-newer generations of robot warriors, while the nation suffers 10.2% unemployment, who exactly will think about shutting them down?
Health Care in a Phantom Democracy (tags)
In general, corporate media coverage of "health care reform" narrowly focused on two views; the Obamacare position of increasing coverage for all via public options and the right-wing town hall protester responses of "No socialized medicine!". Jan Lundberg of Culture Change newsletter invites readers to take a third position, one of community supported self-care that is less dependent on the western medical establishment and focuses instead on self healing by improving lifestyle and nutrition, including detoxification of our shared ecosystem..
Fascist Rock Star Singing in LA Tonight (tags)
A top Croatian rock star whose concerts are a venue for indoctrinating in clerical-fascism is in LA tonight. In song, "Alas, My people," he sings that 'antichrists' and masons (fascism-speak for 'Jews') and communists plot to destroy Catholic Croats. The "Protocols of Zion" set to music.
'Old Europe' Bails Out Idiot-run Free-Market US Government - Again (tags)
Right now, the entire world's banking system is being pressed to the limit of what it can do to prevent a worldwide crash of the capitalist system due to what one European banker called "a complete evaporation of liquidity" [Source: "ECB reportedly weighs dollar swap with Fed", MarketWatch.com, 13 August, 2007]. In layman's terms, that means that the world's banking system is running out of the funds needed to keep the capitalist credit system running.
Green Party Leader Convicted of Taking Bribes (tags)
In the wake of viewing hours of highly-incriminating videotape surveillance from federal prosecutors, a jury today convicted Dean Zimmermann of accepting bribes. The former Green Councilman was indicted last January in the wake of an FBI corruption probe.
End The War On Terror a.k.a. This Warring of Religions (tags)
This is a local issue, a state or regional issue, a city issue where you live, an issue for each person, and not a Global Issue. Want to end this warring of religions? Debunk the religion and take the power to manipulate its membership away from clerics and priests. Freedom from religion is the only way its going to get done and stay done; along with saving our species and our planet. You already know this to be true.
History's Greatest Land-Grab Hoaxes (tags)
Much of the written history we have in our hands today, was written by authors who were employed by the people they wrote about, including the events those people were involved in. Meaning, that the history we are reading has been manipulated to have a positive-propaganda value to the employer (usually within his or her peer group) and not of value to the general public, most of whom were illiterate at the time. It was not until after free public education was introduced (1827 in Massachusetts) and mass amounts of the general public began to become literate, did we start to see a less manipulated documentation of history.
Email Privacy and Security (tags)
D&N: Education, Paideia and Democracy (tags)
The New Issue of "DEMOCRACY & NATURE" The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy is entirely devoted to the question of education, which is one of the main victims of neoliberal globalisation.
More FARC information needed on IMC (tags)
A reminder to indymedia readers/activists: I usually see at least one piece of news on the Zapatistas every day (which is great) but not much on the FARC, who are just as deserving of our support.