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How Misguided Financial Policy Strengthens the Right-Wing (tags)

Capitalism has shown how democratic processes can be easily evaded. The Chicago boys carried out their radical reform program that was known as shock therapy. This included dismantling social state structures, opening the market to foreign investors and shattering unions

Aliyah: Consolation And The Return Of The Jews To Israel (tags)

Biblical Prophecy Fulfilled, Jews Return Home!

Fighting the Causes of Flight (tags)

The refugee debate is back but only the symptoms are in the spotlight. Refugees are fought instead of the causes of flight. The political failure is as dreadful as the forgetfulness of the media and politics. More than 70 million persons are fleeing from war, persecution and conflicts.

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and the Wealth Tax (tags)

Warren's proposal earmarks a 2% tax on wealth between $50 million and a billion dollars and a 3% tax on wealth over a billion. Between 1930 and 1980, top incomes were taxed at 81% and top inherited wealth at 74%. Obviously, this did not destroy American capitalism.

Capitalism and democracy: what if we have it backwards? (tags)

Jewish Self-Hatred Rears Its Ugly Head (tags)

Looks at the self-destructive tendency of the Jewish Left in America and Israel through the prism of the Israeli election campaign, and the weekly Torah reading.

What are the Alternatives to Neoliberal Globalization? (tags)

Capitalism seemed to have a more social or civilized face for a time. After Roosevelt's New Deal and the defeat of fascism, gradual development of the social state occurred in Europe. Unions were accepted. The rulers were forced to political and social concessions.

The Populist Makers and Dangerous Optimism (tags)

The people vote and capital decides. Another capitalism appears that is marked by an anti-liberal and intolerant culture. The goal of the new capitalists is the same as the old capitalists: to make the rich even richer. The governing elites gamble away the future of coming generations.

Time to Start Imagineering a Post-Ayatollah Iran (tags)

1 year later, Viva L'Iranian People's Revolution To Gain Freedom, From the Dictatorship of the Mullahs

OBAMA WERE POW'S LEFTBEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA (tags)

BARACK OBAMA LEFT POWS BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA AND IS COVERING UP THAT HIS FRIEND COLIN POWELL LEFT POWS BEHIND IN VIETNAM OPRAH WINFREY IS A CIA ASSET WHO WAS INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER JANET JACKSON IS ALSO A CIA ASSET WHO WAS INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER

OBAMA WERE POWS LEFT BEHIND IN AFGAHNISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA (tags)

BARACK OBAMA LEFT POWS BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA AND COVERED UP THE FACT THAT COLIN POWELL LEFT POWS BEHIND IN VIETNAM OPRAH WINFREY IS A CIA ASSET WHO WAS INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER JANET JACKSON IS A CIA ASSET WHO WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER

DID BARACK OBAMA LEAVE POWS BEHIND IN AFGAHNISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA (tags)

THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT COLIN POWELL LEFT POW'S BEHIND IN VIETNAM AND BARACK OBAMA IS COVERING UP WHAT COLIN POWELL DID AND BARACK OBAMA HIMSELF LEFT POWS BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT OPRAH WINFREY IS A CIA ASSET WHO WAS INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER AND THAT JANET JACKSON IS ALSO A CIA ASSET WHO WAS INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER

DID BARACK OBAMA LEAVE POWS BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA (tags)

There is evidence that as President Barack Obama covered up the fact that his friend Colin Powell left POW'S BEHIND IN VIETNAM AND THAT OBAMA HIMSELF LEFT POW'S BEHIND IN AFGHANISTAN IRAQ AND LIBYA AND OPRAH WINFREY AND JANET JACKSON ARE CIA ASSETS WHO WERE INVOLVED IN CORETTA KING'S MURDER

Black Ops Which Involved Us In War (tags)

War profiteer networks, CIA and Pentagon hawks, and egodriven presidents have caused many immoral wars and illegal invasions of other countries.

The Shortwave Report 5/25/18 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. NHK Japan, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

Systematic Lies and Disinformation From Above (tags)

"In Oct 1962, John F. Kennedy, a level-headed president, sat in the White House and spoke with the Soviet leader Khrushchev through a secret "back channel" behind the backs of his generals and secret services and prevented Cuba's bombing and invasion.

Detente Policy and Media Hysteria (tags)

Antje Vollmer is a Green politician who was vice-president of the German Bundestag from 1994 to 2005. She urges a robust public debate over the new hard-line German foreign policy that forgets the war and Russian help in reunification. What has the politics of regime change brought?

The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia (tags)

Russia acts out of a strategic defensive and does not pursue an aggressive, expansive policy. It will defend itself against a policy of Nato that sees it as aggressive... That Nato is willing to rethink must be one of the visible signs.

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.

The Shortwave Report 03/02/18 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. NHK Japan, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

Last Time Iraq, This Time Iran, Time For Purim (tags)

This article reviews Iraqi & Iranian behavior toward Israel, in the light of Purim.

Endf Russophobia! Time for a New Detente Policy (tags)

NATO's eastern expansion (from 16 to 28 states) was and is a serious strain on relations with Russia. This is also true for the missile defense system in Poland and Rumania. A simple good-evil scheme is all too often dominant. Moral judgments are used instead of political analysis.

NATO vs. Trump/Putin's Nationalism; Slim Chance for Peace? (tags)

With several nationalist leaders (Trump, Putin, Duterte) in charge of powerful militaries, what chance is there for NATO nations with democratic governments to maintain peace while also protecting human rights of vulnerable populations?

Time to Start Imagineering a Post-Ayatollah Iran (tags)

This article looks at the events in Iran, and asks how the US and Israel can help the Iranian people overthrow the Mullahs, to regain their freedom.

Time to Start Imagineering a Post-Ayatollah Iran (tags)

This article looks at the events in Iran, and asks how the US and Israel can help the Iranian people overthrow the Mullahs, to regain their freedom.

The October 1917 Revolution and Lenin (tags)

Contribution to the Discussion on the Centinnial of the October 1917 BolsheviK Revolution

Left-Wing Secession (tags)

Secession is the withdrawal of a state or place from a larger organization such as a country. In 2018 there might be a vote in California asking people if they want to secede from the United States. There are irreconcilable differences between the left and the right. Secession is a way to settle those differences without one side ruling over the other side or annihilating the other side.

Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, Irma, and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process (tags)

This article surveys the relationship between the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process and catastrophic weather events in the US.

Hurricane Katrina, Harvey, Irma, and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process (tags)

This article points out how catastrophic weather events have coincided with the Peace Process initiatives.

North Korea: The Israeli Connection (tags)

This article surveys North Korean involvement in the Middle East.

The Shortwave Report 07/21/17 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. Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

Trumpism and the Working Class (tags)

Trumpism understood via Dimitrof

Strategic Emergency Declared Upon Eastern Europe (tags)

In a statement at Moscow International Relations School (Mirsch), newly appointed Unitednations chairman Antonin Guderez today declared the condition of formal strategic emergency over the region of Eastern Europe. According to the body‘s charter, this means that the Secretary General has vetoed any form of military or political confrontation taken by any member or non-member states, and made change an unavoidable precondition for his own activity there. The short statement was delivered at the end of a question and answer session of a lesson on the history of the Soviet Union, which the politician has attended as a guest. Over the recent days and weeks, the region has seen a rush of deployments and tactical material shipments far beyond the usual conflict hotspots.

Reasons for anarchism. (tags)

What is the future of freedom? What does a free world look like? Anarchism is the best way to guarantee the freedom of humans and animals, now and in the future. Anarchists want to eliminate government and other forms of hierarchy.

Secession (tags)

Secession is the departure of a group or community from a larger organization such as a state, province, country, or empire. Talk of secession has increased since Trump won the presidential election. Secession is the correct response to the election of Trump. States, regions, counties, towns, and cities should secede from the United States. Cities and states where most people did not vote for Trump must secede from the US. The United States is not worth saving.

Secession (tags)

Secession is the departure of a group or community from a larger organization such as a state, province, country, or empire. Talk of secession has increased since Trump won the presidential election. Secession is the correct response to the election of Trump.

What is behind the anti-Russia campaign in the US? (tags)

A major theme of the 2016 US presidential campaign has been the campaign to depict Russia as intent on manipulating the election through cyber warfare.

Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines supports state burial for Ferdinand Marcos (tags)

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte announced in the wake of his election in May that he intended to grant the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a state burial in the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes Cemetery). Preparations are now being made for a state funeral on September 11, the 99th birth anniversary of the former president.

FDR's First 100 Days (tags)

The Works Progress Administration created 651K miles of highway, 124K bridges, 8K parks and 125K public buildings including 41K schools. In the US of Amnesia, corporate subsidies are called public necessities and public welfare unnecessary Orwell warned us of this inversion of language.

Propaganda Countdown to WWIII: Armenians in the Crosshairs (tags)

True to their well-documented pattern, the Azeris felt compelled to come up with their own propagandized version of non-reality to show that they too can be victims of genocide --- ostensibly committed by Armenians.

Largest bank robbery robs ussr and California and regional FDIC (tags)

Stunning weapons leave the ussr a broken up nation and likely robbed. The same thing happened at the FDIC in 1999. Murder mayhem advanced warfare from space and the ground. Desperado seeks wife to impregnate before his death.

Peace and coexistence Intifada in Israel (tags)

Israeli and Arab teens party for coexistence in ISrael

The Military-Industrial Complex is the Greatest Threat for World Peace (tags)

Fighting the dominant culture of war that is promoted by all the media justifications of war and war propaganda is vital. This culture must be decoded as misanthropic and shattered. Building a culture of peace is the project of the century.

Turkey's Downing of a Russian Fighter Jet Moves the Doomsday Clock Very Close to Midnight (tags)

To NOT Have the World "Go Into the Dark" (Per LBJ's Daisy Commercial Warning) the Mainstream Media & Administration Should Discard President Obama's "Look Forward Not Back" Iraq War Policy & Investigate & Report On Its Real Origins, Goals & Relationship to the Present Crisis -- the Solution to Which Is U.S.-Russian Partnership.

“None Dare Call It Conspiracy:” How U.S. Elites Made Islamist Militants the New Red Menace (tags)

The American Establishment’s Quarter-Century Scheme to Replace Defunct Soviet Communism with “Expansionist” Militant Islam. And Why We Need Former U.S. Senator turned diplomat Gary Hart, Who “Thinks Differently” About U.S.-Russia Relations, to Join the 2016 Presidential Race

Time for a New Detente Policy (tags)

The past subordination under the US policy oriented to regime change and chaos in the Middle East must be ended. A diplomatic offensive to end the war in Syria on the path of negotiation with Russia is necessary. Since March 1999, NATO was expanded with a dozen countries.

Assad in Moscow (tags)

Syria

Propaganda War on Russia in High Gear (tags)

Syria

Security Council Veto Power (tags)

anti-war

Can Keynes Rescue Europe from the Euro Crisis? (tags)

Keynes' theories and concepts were pushed back with the rise of neoliberalism in the 1980s. A complete change of course occurred when state spending cuts, lower wages and devaluations failed. The state spent money to create demand for products and services.

Pentagon Updating War Plans Against Russia (tags)

anti-war

Atomic Bombs or Democracy (tags)

The atomic bomb reveals the totalitarian element latent to human existence. Our species is marked by the ability to impose the universal death penalty on itself.. War thinking devours most resources of the world and is resistant against experiential knowledge.

Sergey Lavrov Says US Spreads Global Terrorism (tags)

state terror

Putin Straight Talk v. Obama Doubletalk (tags)

Putin

Kiev's Ongoing Aggression on Donbass (tags)

Ukraine

A Divided Society (tags)

Average wages in the US are lower than 30 years ago. Profits and income inequality explode, not investments. The austerity policy that has always worsened unemployment and economic growth is promoted as without alternative by German chancellor Merkel.

Socialist Animalism (tags)

Free collection of articles.

Washington Wants Irs Big Lying Machine Revved Up (tags)

propaganda

Proposed European Army: Good Idea or Bad? (tags)

anti-war

BACKGROUNDER: The Palestinian Claim to a “Right of Return” (tags)

Do Palestinians who fled Israel in 1948, and their descendants, have a legal or moral right to return to their former homes in Israel?

The Illusion of Peace in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Nuland at Brookings (tags)

anti-war

Kiev Planning Full-Scale War on Donbas (tags)

Ukraine

INF Infowar (tags)

Russia bashing

US-Led NATO: Humanity's Greatest Threat (tags)

NATO

US and Israel: Partners in High Crimes Against Peace (tags)

anti-war

Why Austerity Kills (tags)

The poorest and weakest persons must pay the price for misguided political decisions. Political-economic decisions decide over the life and death of persons. The New Deal stands for an effective debt reduction. Germany has been an active driver of austerity.

Lavrov on Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Obama Wants Regime Change in Russia (tags)

Russia

Russell Tribunal on Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

The BRICS: Challengers to the Global Status Quo (tags)

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

Castro Compares NATO to Nazis (tags)

NATO

Prevent the Comeback of the Cold Warriors! (tags)

What lessons were learned from Vietnam, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Iraq and Afghanistan? Can countries become incapable of learning? Is preemptive war, confusion of offense and defense, a Hitlerian perversion? Does cooking intelligence create cynicism instead of public spirit?

Media Scoundrels On Sham Ukrainian Elections (tags)

Ukraine

George Soros' Predatory Worldview (tags)

Ukraine

Obama Threatens Russia and China (tags)

Obama

Re-feudalization (tags)

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.

Cold War 2.0 (tags)

Ukraine

Liberating the Economy from Prejudices (tags)

Economics is not an immutable unchangeable fate but a human system where changing rules changes outcomes. James Galbraith and Joseph Stiglitz are two well-known economists who question the myths of conventional economics, the self-healing, efficient and deregulated market

An Unfinished and Incoherent Fact Based Essay Collection 'Finland Unrevealed' (tags)

An Unfinished and Incoherent Fact Based Essay Collection about the problems one finds in Finland (needs logging in FB). Read more on journalists practising self-censorship, mass media usage, security police history and it turning to red, systematic procedures practised to shape the Finland more Russia (and Soviet) friendly, The Agreement of Friendship Cooperation and Mutual Assistance, abuse formulas used by the police and government officials etc. Link is an essential reading for those who plan to move, work or live in Finland. Sort of a Finnish 'Stasi' -file...

The Russians Aren't Coming (tags)

Russia

BRICS: Support for Putin (tags)

Brazil, India, China and South Africa protested against Australia's proposal to exclude Putin from the upcoming G20 meeting. China was formally neutral in the vote on the Crimea resolution. India spoke of "legitimate Russian interests."

New York Times Editors Front for Power (tags)

NYT

Containing Russia (tags)

Russia

Pre and Post-Crimean Independence Treaty Propaganda (tags)

Crimea

"Fair Harvard" Lacks Fairness (tags)

Ukraine

Interview with Jose Maria Sison (tags)

Interview with Jose Maria Sison, Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines by New Culture Magazine, Communist Reconstruction Union of Brazil

Ukraine Background (tags)

analysis of current unrest in the Ukraine

Philippines: 'Forward, Bayanihang Sosyalismo!' Popularising a socialism 'with local colour (tags)

The following is the English-language translation of a document on bayanihan socialism that was presented at the convention of the Philippines socialist party Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Labouring Masses, PLM) in December, 2013.

Washington's Dirty Game (tags)

imperialism

Neoliberal Rollback (tags)

Both Germany and the US seem locked into unsustainable models. The Alternative Economic Policy study group has been publishing memorandums for 20 years urging a radical change of course: qualitative growth, expansion of public sector and reducing working hours.

Billy Graham: Pro Christ or Anti Christ (tags)

Billy Graham was more a representative of the imperial American elite than a follower of the meek and humble Jesus. He comforted every president for 70 years in their shameful Korean War, Vietnam War and Iraq War. Fast cleaning and Graham soap marked "God's machine gun."

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

US Hawks Want War on Iran (tags)

Iran

Orange Revolution 2.0? (tags)

Ukraine

An Imperfect Peace: Colombia's Civil War Nearing End (tags)

There has been civil war in Colombia more or less continuously since 1948. It seems it may finally be coming to an end. It is ending the way most other long-lasting civil wars end.

Defeating Revisionism, Reformism and Opportunism (tags)

Defeating Revisionism, Reformism and Opportunism, second book of 5-book series by Jose Maria Sison under the general title Continuing the Revolution

Shaking Voices (tags)

Some in the U.S. are fearful of speaking out against the wars and social injustice because of the surveillance state.

Decriminalizing Bashar al Assad: Towards a more effective anti-war movement (tags)

Building a phoney case for imperialist regime change is, of course, not unusual. What is really curious is that the leadership of the anti-war movement in the west – the people whose clear responsibility is to build the widest possible opposition to war on Syria – has been actively participating in the propaganda and demonisation campaign. Whilst opposing direct military strikes, they have nonetheless given consistent support to the regime change operation that such strikes are meant to consummate.

Putin Challenges Obama Responsibly (tags)

Syria

New York Times Wants War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Putin Says Kerry Lied About Al Nusra's Links to Al Qaeda (tags)

Russian Pres. Putin called out U.S. Sec of State John Kerry for lying about the known connections and support between Al Nusra and Al Qaeda. It is likely that the Syrian rebel groups are are by now hopelessly interwoven with the Al Nusra Front and thus any attacks on the legitimate Syrian government of Pres. Bashar Al Assad by the U.S. will encourage the growth of Al Nusra and then in time their attacks will turn on U.S. soldiers and civilians.

Imperial Madness (tags)

Syria

Temper Tantrum Politics (tags)

Russia bashing

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.

VIDEO: President Kennedy at American University and in West Berlin (tags)

Panelists talked about the significance and lasting influences of President John F. Kennedy’s commencement address at American University and his June 26, 1963 speech in West Berlin. 

Obama's Nuclear Arms Reduction Hoax (tags)

anti-war

State Funerals, Amnesia and Anarchism (tags)

°Response to the statement of FAU on the death of Chavez. Editor Collective EL LIBERTARIO (Venezuela). Originally published -in Spanish- in TIERRA Y LIBERTAD, Madrid, May 2013, # 298, p. 3-6. Internet -> http://periodicoellibertario.blogspot.com/2013/05/funerales-de-estado-amnesia-y-anarquismo.html. *** In memory of our beloved comrade Rafael Sposito (a.k.a.) "Daniel Barrett"

Attacking Venezuela's Democratic Process (tags)

Venezuela

The BRIC - States: World Economy on a Silk Thread (tags)

In 2013 for the first time since the beginning of European industrialization, the production volumes of the threshold- and developing countries will surpass the volumes of the triad. Sinking real investments is true for all `developed' countries.

Humanism and Violence (tags)

The ideology of the invisible hand of the market transforms all barbarism that is committed into human service.. The modern age is a doubled humanism..State terrorism presents itself as humanist realism, as the only true way of protecting life.

Chavez: A Personal Tribute (tags)

Chavez

Media Scoundrels Pillory Chavez Before He's Buried (tags)

Chavez

The toll of privatization and the ideology of “there is no alternative” (tags)

One million people are estimated to have died as a result of capitalist “shock therapy” in the former Soviet bloc; other health indications demonstrate a catastrophic toll from capitalist offensives.

IN PSYCHIATRY History Always Repeats Itself. (tags)

Watch the Excerpt “If some doctors harm—torture rather than treat, murder the soul rather than minister the body—that is, in part, because society, through the state, asks them, and pays them, to do so.

My Encounter with the 'Precarious and Service Workers Assembly' of Occupy Oakland (tags)

It's their party, and they'll cry if they want to...

Destruction of heritage sites in Syria raises questions about cost of democracy (tags)

Syria, similar to Iraq and Afghanistan, has suffered the loss of thousands of lives during civil wars. But it also has suffered culturally from the ravages of revolutionary conflicts by the destruction of ancient heritage sites that have stood for centuries and, like a human life, can never be replaced.

The Syrian Revolution: Another Madness to Bring the Sharia Law (tags)

The so-called Syrian Revolution is being led by Wahhabist extremists against the rational secular government of Bashar al-Assad. The U.S. backed Wahhabists are seeking to overthrow the stable government of al-Assad to further escalate tensions between Iran and Israel. Once again U.S. foreign policy is in the same filthy gutter of deception where the GW Bush regime left off. Some change, eh?

Obama’s War on Syria and Its Implications (tags)

The Obama administration has already declared war on Syria, even if it isn’t “official” yet. Consider the facts, all of them acts of war: The U.S. now recognizes a group of Syrian exiles to be the official government of Syria; the U.S. is providing direct support for rebels attacking the government; the U.S. has coordinated with NATO to place advanced missile systems — and 400 U.S. troops — on Syria’s border with Turkey; Obama has drawn a “red line” that, if Syria crosses, would result in U.S. direct military intervention. If any other country made similar moves toward the U.S., there would be no question that war had been declared.

Development of Maoist Theory and Practice in the Philippines (tags)

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) was reestablished on the theoretical foundation of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought on 26 December 1968. Since 1995, it has officially used the term Maoism as synonym for Mao Zedong Thought. The adoption of the term is due to language alignment in relation to Marxism-Leninism rather than due to any change of meaning or line in relation to Mao Zedong Thought. Since 3 September 1993 in his message to the Symposium on Mao Zedong Thought in Manila, the founding chairman of the CPP has referred to adherents of Mao Zedong Thought as Maoists.

Overreach: America's Imperial Waterloo? (tags)

anti-war

Beating Up on Russia, Syria and Iran (tags)

anti-war

Is Capitalism Collapsing? (tags)

One of the causes for the obvious helplessness of the governments is that they function as simple receivers of orders of the financial industry. The financial industry has no interest in a policy that would make it liable for its inflicted disaster..

Israel's "red line" on Iranian nuclear programme and a flashback to 1986 (tags)

With over 2000 highly operational nuclear weapons already in the world, it is ironic, to say the least, that Iran’s nuclear energy program is considered by the US and its allies as a threat to “global security”. […] Israel, which follows a policy of nuclear ambiguity, never comments on its nuclear capabilities. However, they are widely known to possess 300 to 400 nuclear warheads with 80 of them in high operational alert […], that is, they are ready to fire.” [Dr Ismail Salami’s article entitled ‘Nuclear Crucifixion: Fake Data and Ficticious Reports used as A Pretext to Wage War on Iran’] link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/nuclear-crucifixion-fake-data-and-ficticious-reports-used-as-a-pretext-to-wage-war-on-iran/

Israel's "red line" on Iranian nuclear programme and a flashback to 1986 (tags)

“With over 2000 highly operational nuclear weapons already in the world, it is ironic, to say the least, that Iran’s nuclear energy program is considered by the US and its allies as a threat to “global security”. […] Israel, which follows a policy of nuclear ambiguity, never comments on its nuclear capabilities. However, they are widely known to possess 300 to 400 nuclear warheads with 80 of them in high operational alert […], that is, they are ready to fire.” [Dr Ismail Salami’s article entitled ‘Nuclear Crucifixion: Fake Data and Ficticious Reports used as A Pretext to Wage War on Iran’] http://www.globalresearch.ca/nuclear-crucifixion-fake-data-and-ficticious-reports-used-as-a-pretext-to-wage-war-on-iran/

Debt Forgiveness Or Death! (tags)

These are the only two choices for the global elite as history does not lie.

Netanyahu at It Again (tags)

Israel

Israel's Anti-Rachel Corrie Verdict (tags)

Israel's verdict against Rachel Corrie, blaming her for her own death, was paid for with our tax dollars, $6 billion a year, as Israel is just an American military base to protect US oil profits in the Middle East and Israel does not make one move without explicit instructions from the US capitalist class, represented by the US government.

Syria: Assad regime close to over amid rising violence (tags)

The 50-year rule of the Ba’ath Party in Syria looks to be effectively over.

The Capitalism of Hopelessness (tags)

Regulated capitalism reached its peak in the class compromise of the 1960s when representatives of workers could put the screws on the steamroller CEOs a little. The enemy and dynamic are lost to capitalism. Capitalism flows into a society without utopia and alternative.

Out of the Slump: The Only Road (tags)

A real analysis of the United State’s economic history is rarely discussed by politicians or media alike, since the conclusions that would be inevitably drawn would be out of step with what politicians are currently advocating.

Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, is a jingoist, pseudo-democrat, pseudo-feminist Stalinist demagog (tags)

Like Stalin, Sison's understanding of Marxism is pseudo-scientific and quasi-religious

Fidel Castro: Absolved by History! (tags)

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has been absolved by history, writes Nicolas Mottas on the 59th anniversary of the Moncada barracks attack.

When Everyday Russians Knew the Communists Were Failing (tags)

Growing up my parents kept people from all different ethnicities, races, religions, backgrounds, etc as friends. They tried not to discriminate, as they didn't want others to discriminate against them or their children. They had friends from Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, South America and of course America. They allowed people into their home from different backgrounds and were allowed into the homes of others. On the street we lived we were the first non-all white family; my mom being British, my dad being from India and our neighborhood predominantly Sicilian.

Life in Occupied Chicago (tags)

anti-war

A Praise for Marx (tags)

Solidarity, social justice and sharing open doors while deregulation and trickle-down mythologty lead to exploding inequality and generalized insecurity. Karl Marx asked why capitalism cannot solve poverty, unemployment and exploitation.

On Philippine Foreign Policy (tags)

1) Needed: Firm but Deft Diplomacy, not War Games 2) Akbayan to Chinese government: Defuse standoff, pull vessels out of Scarborough shoal 3) Akbayan condemns North Korea’s planned rocket launch 4) Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) congratulates Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy

Irresponsible Anti-Iranian Fear-Mongering (tags)

Iran

The Armenian Genocide (tags)

genocide

Dancing the Apocalypso with the Microbial Gestapo (tags)

The Biological Weapons Convention meets in Geneva amidst allegations that the US has violated the treaty

Ron Paul’s Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy is Most Probable Path to Peaceful Relations (tags)

The proposal by the Sen. Ron Paul for President 2012 campaign is for U.S. foreign policy to change from primarily military interventions and long term occupations to a strictly non-interventionist foreign policy without engaging in any further military occupations or maintaining overseas military bases. The Ron Paul 2012 non-interventionist foreign policy plan is for the U.S. military to be utilized for defensive operations only. Our nation’s security does not require any overseas operations in order to be properly defended in the U.S. domestically. Proper defense allows for and encourages domestic U.S. military bases to be maintained, though does not support overseas bases to be maintained.

Surveyiing Utopia (tags)

Raul Zelik and Elmar Altvater discuss the nature of utopia, economics, how growth and work become fetishes, how what is rational in micro-economics can become irrational in macro-economics, time prosperity and how Marx recognized the contradictions in capitalism.

Of Korea, the Rosenbergs, Berenson, Anti-Semitism & US imperialism (tags)

On Dec 20, 2011, the first day of Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights that commemorates liberation, Lori Berenson, a victim of anti-Semitism common in Catholic countries like Peru, finally came home. Coincidentally, the latest leader of Stalinist North Korea, Kim Jong Il, died Dec 17, 2011, so the US saber rattling under the guise of "human rights" was renewed on all airwaves. Ignored everywhere, including KPFA, was the anti-Semitic frame-up of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, by Democratic president Harry Truman in 1950 to make Jew, Communist and traitor synonymous to justify the war of anti-communism in Korea, in the US first stage attempt to destroy the 1949 Chinese revolution, leaving 3 million dead Koreans, and a devastated country.

Book Review: "The Great Crash or the Century Crisis" by Elmar Altvater (tags)

Capitalism is at an end and the whole world is drawn into the mess. Preventing this is an ethical imperative and a political duty. The multiple crisis has dragged on for years. The political class allows this to happen. Political answers to the debacle can only be found with clarity on causes.

U.S Election 2012: Alexander and Mendoza Gives Perspective on US Jobs Situation (tags)

“We aren’t making economic progress,” says Stewart Alexander, Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party USA, “we are simply going through a long term process of replacing poorly paying jobs with even worse jobs while corporate profits soar. The only ‘change’ Obama has given us jingles in our pockets.”

Stand for Socialism against Modern Revisionism (tags)

Revisionism is the systematic revision of and deviation from Marxism, the basic revolutionary principles of the proletariat laid down by Marx and Engels and further developed by the series of thinkers and leaders in socialist revolution and construction. The revisionists call themselves Marxists, even claim to make an updated and creative application of Marxism but they do so essentially to sugarcoat the bourgeois antiproletarian and anti-Marxist ideas that they propagate.

Killing Gaddafi: Longstanding US Policy (tags)

Gaddafi

Selected Writings of Jose Maria Sison (tags)

These are important writings of Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA) and current political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and Chairman of the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS)

Putin Bashing (tags)

Media

Putin in 2012 (tags)

Russia

The Capitalism of Hopelessness (tags)

The capitalism of hopelessness is a capitalism where the enemy is lost, where capitalism can no longer fulfill its promise of prosperity for the people as in the 1960s and where capitalism neutralizes all utopian energy and alternatives. Public jobs must be created in the emergency.

Anti-revisionist struggle and cultural revolution: Consequence to the CPP (tags)

I wish to speak on the significance and relevance of the Marxist-Leninist struggle against modern revisionism since 1956 and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (GPCR) since 1966. And I wish to deal with this large subject by examining the impact and consequences of the aforesaid historic events to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).

Stand for Socialism against Modern Revisionism (tags)

Revisionism is the systematic revision of and deviation from Marxism, the basic revolutionary principles of the proletariat laid down by Marx and Engels and further developed by the series of thinkers and leaders in socialist revolution and construction. The revisionists call themselves Marxists, even claim to make an updated and creative application of Marxism but they do so essentially to sugarcoat the bourgeois antiproletarian and anti-Marxist ideas that they propagate.

Stand for Socialism against Modern Revisionism (tags)

Revisionism is the systematic revision of and deviation from Marxism, the basic revolutionary principles of the proletariat laid down by Marx and Engels and further developed by the series of thinkers and leaders in socialist revolution and construction. The revisionists call themselves Marxists, even claim to make an updated and creative application of Marxism but they do so essentially to sugarcoat the bourgeois antiproletarian and anti-Marxist ideas that they propagate.

10 Year Since 9/11 Inside Job (tags)

September 11, 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Inside Job, the American Reichstag Fire, perpetrated for the same reason the Nazis burned their government building, the Reichstag: to perpetrate war and fascism so as to maximize profits for the capitalist class, the primary goal of capitalism, the greatest profits being in oil and munitions. Only a labor movement capable of carrying out a general strike can finally put an end to the private profit system, thereby saving the earth and humanity.

Obama?s Continued Failures on the Environment and Jobs (tags)

[Photo: Bridge in Felton, California built by workers in the Works Progress Administration which employed 3.8 million people from 1935 to 1941 and built 11,000 schools, 122,000 public buildings, 77,000 bridges, 285 airports, 24,000 miles of sewer, and 664,000 miles of road. Photo by Liberation News]

Tea Party America and How to Fight It (tags)

The recent debate in Washington, D.C. over raising the debt ceiling has underscored just how totally the radical Right in general and the "Tea Party" in particular have taken over America's political debate and the economic and social consciousness of a majority of Americans. The remnant of a Left that still survives in America can only fight back if it first realizes, like a rehab patient, that we've "hit bottom" and then musters the kind of internal and external discipline it will take to mount an effective counter-attack. Instead of critiquing ourselves in public, we need to settle our differences behind closed doors, present an image of rock-solid unity to the outside world and get rid once and for all of the insanity of "consensus decision-making."

NATO's Planned Bloodbath in Tripoli (tags)

anti-war

On the Failure of the Mainstream Economy (tags)

The neoliberal mainstream economy and its political backers experienced their Waterloo with the most serious financial and economic crisis in eight decades. States bailed out banks and banks made money by lending back to states. A policy of reduced working hours is necessary.

Video: Daily Show on Islamophobia (tags)

Rightwing think tanks had to fill the threat gap when the Soviet Union imploded.

Health Care in Cuba and America (tags)

health care

Israel kills protesters on Nakba Day/Israeli murder machine goes on and on (tags)

The Israeli killings of Nakba Day and six june war protesters is not an incident, but part of the systematic violence of Israeli occupation Palestinians can only get their right by the armed struggle against the occupation army

The anarchist Stuart Christie and his neo-conservative literary bedfellow (tags)

"The Floodgates of Anarchy" and a fan of a government that boils people to death...

Encircling Russia with US Bases (tags)

imperialism

America's Terminal Decline (tags)

empire

Pay For Your Own Security Guards (tags)

Starting at the end of World War II our nation’s race to outpace, outgun and implement checks for every new threat developed under the Soviet Union moved fast, hard and with narrow focus. Every inch of our nation’s military, espionage apparatus and government was tinged with red menace paranoia. Apparently it was not hard to abandon the perspective of our founding fathers regarding the use of our military overseas and overburden the map with proof of our overreach. We did not see it as that at the time, we became focused on, and at times way too caught up with, out-doing our mortal enemy the USSR.

Bretton Woods 2.0: Soros New World Order Conference (tags)

new world order

Tepco is the End of the Market Economy (tags)

Tepco operated antiquated nuclear reactors and glossed over the hard of a meltdown. The Japanese government will probably nationalize the firm since it cannot pay a fraction of its liabilities. What lessons do we learn? Should the public sector be expanded? We are all Wisconsin

Author Kasbarian Rekindles Armenia’s Past (tags)

Modern-day fabulist shows that despite genocide, a culture survives.

NATO: America's Imperial Tool (tags)

naked aggression

The Arab Revolutions and the Democratic Imagination (tags)

The Arab democratic uprisings have brought a rush of nostalgia to many people who staged their own democratic revolutions years earlier. As they watched events unfold in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Al Jazeera and CNN, that feeling of “all that is solid melting into thin air,” as Marx would have put it, returned to many of those who went to the barricades during the original People Power Revolution in the Philippines in 1986.

Pack Journalism Promotes War on Libya (tags)

war

The End of the Long 20th Century (tags)

The US no longer has the necessary financial means to maintain its worldwide military machine (which now drives the US deeper in indebtedness to the international financial markets). The failure of the Project for a New American Century shows the US has not succeeded in subjecting the world

Wisconsin Courage (tags)

I wish to congratulate the brave people of Wisconsin for standing up to the tyrant and are now engaged in a fight of their life.

The End of the "Golden Age" of Capitalism and the Rise of Neoliberalism (tags)

"The central point is that the financial sphere has the potential of developing into an autonomous subsystem of the whole economy with an enormous capacity of self-expansion..Like cancer, it has no internal control mechanism. It can only be brought under control by external interventions"

Israeli Racism (tags)

hate indoctrination

The Logic of Imperial Insanity and the Road to World War III plus many mirrors (tags)

"Obama wasted no time in rapidly accelerating America’s imperial adventures. While dropping the term “War on Terror” from usage, the Pentagon adopted the term, “overseas contingency operations.”[4] This was to be the typical strategy of the Obama administration: change the appearance, not the substance. The name was changed, but the “War on Terror” remained, and not only that, it was rapidly accelerated to a level that would not have been possible if undertaken by the previous administration."

America Replicating Japan (tags)

stagnation here like Japan

Hail to the Thief: The New York Times Defends Mikhail Khodorkovsky (tags)

supporting mega theft

Israel's Sham Democracy (tags)

democracy in name only

America's Dirty Secret: AfPak War Not Winnable (tags)

an unwinnable war

Worldwide Economic Crisis 2.0 or the Collapse of Neoliberal Finance Capitalism (tags)

The present crisis is a consequence of the fact that exploding business profits found inadequate investment opportunities in the productive sector and turned instead to financial speculation. Deregulation created "law-free" spaces" with the abrogation of all political controls.

Remembering Chalmers Ashby Johnson (8/6/31 - 11/20/10) (tags)

a powerful voice silenced

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."

Can America Stop An Israeli “Nuclear” 9/11? (tags)

“The American people are afraid, they see disaster coming. Everyone is waiting to see what city is chosen to be sacrificed. Will it be Phoenix or Sacramento or perhaps Atlanta? This is the real fear, the “not so secret” fear in the heart of every American.”

Nato's Secret Armies (tags)

waging war against peace

9/11 Documentary; "Who Killed John O'Neill?" (tags)

This 9/11, people will be asking more questions about prior knowledge and possible complicity within the GW Bush regime with the 9/11 Saudi hijackers. One question is also the title of an informative documentary, "Who Killed John O'Neill?", detailing events from before 9/11 when FBI agent John O'Neill repeatedly warned of impending attacks. Yet despite all his important work he was demoted and eventually worked at the WTC building, where he died on 9/11/01.

Global BDS Against Israel Is Working (tags)

Israel fears delegitimization

BP's Insidious Coverup and Propaganda Campaign: Out of Sight, Out of Mind (tags)

"Yesterday I spoke with Clint Guidry, a Louisiana fisherman who is on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Shrimp Association and the Shrimp Harvester Representative on the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force created by Executive Order of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. “Right now, there is more oil in Barataria Bay than there has been since this whole thing started on April 20,” Guidry told me." BP oil is now turning up under the shells of post-larval blue crabs all across the northern Gulf of Mexico. Nearly all the crab larvae collected to date by researchers, from Grand Isle, Louisiana all the way over to Pensacola, Florida, have oil under their shells. Further analysis is showing that the crabs likely also contain BP’s Corexit dispersant. On August 5th it was reported that a pair of fishermen in Mississippi “made an alarming discovery that has many wondering what’s happening below the surface” of the Gulf of Mexico. They found several full-sized crabs filled with oil." To para phrase Orwell: "If you're going to lie, lie big!"

Top Serect - 2 Long but interesting articles on the NSA along with waste and bureaucray (tags)

Top Secret - 2 long but interesting articles from the Washington post on the NSA and the mind numbing bureaucracy and waste that goes on there. If you don't have time stash these two article off some where and read them later.

Preparing for World War III, Targeting Iran and Israel Mental (tags)

"The Israeli elite miscalculated utterly, and no mad scramble to control the damage will undo the deed or erase its consequences. Like the South African apartheid regime of the time, and segregation in the U.S., Israel’s 60-plus-year-old policy of discrimination, oppression, and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is finally being acknowledged worldwide as a moral obscenity that can no longer be tolerated."

Obama Preparing to Attack Iran (tags)

f"Obama campaigned for the presidency quite explicitly as a warmonger in regards to Afghanistan, although his constant claim to have opposed the Iraq war left many voters with the false impression that he was less bellicose than Bush. In reality, Obama was always adamant about his desire to bomb and invade Pakistan in pursuit of the phantomatic “Osama bin Laden.” Barone comments: ‘It would be ironic if the professorial Barack Obama launches a military attack when his supposedly cowboy predecessor George W. Bush declined to do so….But I take it seriously when … nonhawks Joe Klein and Walter Russell Meade say Obama might bomb Iran."

Stop the Fascist Attacks on Immigants (tags)

A written a critical and sweeping analysis of SB 1070 that addresses not only what is at stake for immigrants and anyone who looks like an immigrant, but what’s at stake for society as a whole, and warns that long agreed upon social and legal norms in society are being shredded by this law. It digs deeply into the history of the U.S., whose rosy dawn was based on the genocide of Native Americans and the kidnapping and enslavement of African people. It reveals the larger economic pressures that compelled millions of undocumented immigrants to travel to the U.S. It analyzes the sharp present day polarization between the Republicans and the fascist and, yes, racist tea party followers, on the one hand, and the Democrats, on the other, and the reasons the Democrats are unwilling to call their social base into the streets. Most importantly, it speaks to the crucial need for resistance to SB 1070, why extreme times like these provide openings for advances to be made in preparing for revolution.

Book review: Sleight of Hand on the World Stage (tags)

Rouben Galichian’s "The Invention of History: Azerbaijan, Armenia and the Showcasing of Imagination" is an important book that addresses a core issue facing the Armenian people ninety-five years after the Genocide: survival in the face of further erasures and eradications.

War in Afghanistan: illegal, Untenable and Unwinnable (tags)

war now being escalated

The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order (tags)

"The global debt crisis, which is beginning in Greece, and spreading throughout the euro-zone economies of Spain, Portugal, Ireland and ultimately the entire EU, will further consume the UK, Japan and go all the way to America.[50] This will be a truly global debt crisis. Government measures to address the issue of debt focus on the implementation of ‘fiscal austerity measures’ to reduce the debt burdens and make interest payments on their debts. ‘Fiscal austerity’ is a vague term that in actuality refers to cutting social spending and increasing taxes. The effect this has is that the public sector is devastated, as all assets are privatized, public workers are fired en masse, unemployment becomes rampant, health and education disappear, taxes rise dramatically, and currencies are devalued to make all assets cheaper for international corporations and banks to buy up, while internally causing inflation – dramatically increasing the costs of fuel and food. In short, ‘fiscal austerity’ implies ‘social destruction’ as the social foundations of nations and peoples are pulled out from under them. States then become despotic and oppress the people, who naturally revolt against ‘austerity’: the sterilization of society."

Obama's National Security Strategy: A New Direction or Continuity (tags)

Obama's agenda assures permanent war

20 Dead after Israel Attacks Gaza Humanitarian Ship in Int'l Waters (tags)

At least 20 people are dead and many are injured on the lead ship of the Gaza Humanitarian Aid flotilla after the Israeli military, paid for with US tax dollars, boarded and attacked the unarmed people. Contrary to Israel's lies, obviously prepared in advance, no one attacked these heavily armed thugs; this is a humanitarian vessel with civilians on board, and Israel continued its attack after the white flag was raised, all in international waters. Support this website and protest this outrageous violation of international law by US/Israel as Israel does not exist for 1 second without US tax dollars.

Cuba-Venezuela relationship: What can be said from an anarchist perspective? (tags)

* This text appears in the June-July 2010 issue #59 of El Libertario, describing the position this voice of the Venezuelan anarchist movement takes regarding the close links between the governments of these two countries.

Open Letter from the Internationalist Group to the Spartacist League and ICL (tags)

The Spartacist League/U.S. and the International Communist League it leads are in deep political trouble. On April 27, the International Executive Committee of the ICL issued a statement “Repudiating Our Position on Haiti Earthquake,” headlined “A Capitulation to U.S. Imperialism.” After three months of “zealous apologies for the U.S. imperialist military intervention” in the name of humanitarian aid, the ICL suddenly declared that this was a fundamental “betrayal” and the Internationalist Group had been right all along in demanding U.S./U.N. troops out. While agreeing with the IG’s characterization of the ICL’s policy as “social-imperialist”and calling for a “savage indictment” of its own line, the ICL’s explanation for this betrayal – failure to have a formal discussion – doesn’t answer how an entire organization which proclaims itself revolutionary Marxist and Trotskyist could swallow this support for imperialism for months. Its origins can be found in years of capitulation to U.S. imperialism, notably by abandoning the call for its defeat in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The Open Letter by the Internationalist Group urges those in the ICL who do not wish to continue gyrating in centrist confusion to examine the real record of their organization’s adaptations and capitulations to “its own” bourgeoisie over the past years.

NOTES ON THE WAYS TO SOLVE THE ARMENIAN QUESTION (tags)

The Armenian question or rather the Turkish-Armenian question is a very complex and deep-rooted one and as historical experience has demonstrated cannot be solved through simple formulas.

Who is the Enemy in the Afghanistan "War"? (tags)

In 1994 the US brought to power the Taliban, Koran students raised in Pakistan's refugee camps. Attacking Afghanistan on account of Al Qaida would be like bombing Germany on account of skinheads. Do German soldiers only defend the US' superpower claim, not our security?

Afghanistan: Nothing is Good (tags)

The Security Council did not give Americans any blank check. The strongest military alliance of the world threatens to break down after eight years of war in Afghanistan.

Peace Process Hypocrisy: Stillborn from Inception (tags)

The peace process is a charade

America's Permanent War Agenda (tags)

permanent wars for permanent peace

War Criminal Alex Haig Praised by Obama (tags)

People are known by the company they keep and Democrat Obama's praise for the late war criminal Republican General Alexander Haig is the latest sign that we are dealing with yet another fascist president, EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE LAST FASCIST PRESIDENT, GEORGE BUSH. The biography of war criminal Haig (1924-2010) is below.

MK-ULTRA: The CIA's Mind Control Program (tags)

One of many lawless CIA programs

BRAZIL-USA: A NEW CENTURY OF DANGEROUS AND EXPLOSIVE RELATIONSHIPS (tags)

It is always difficult to say to who the future belongs.

Relationships in a Free Society (tags)

For people interested in choosing to improve relationships either with themselves, their friends, family, lovers, society in general, or all of the above, I have some suggestions about scientifically proven methods and information which may be helpful.

President Obama and the End of History - But Beginning of a New One! (tags)

These prizes are anything but “empty gestures”. It is both a payoff to tickle the ego of the 'errand boy', and a propaganda seed. In the expert hands of the Mighty Wurlitzer, such a gift can convince the masses of the most ridiculous absurdities, like the War on Terror already has. The proof of these statements of fact is both empirical, and historical. Watch Barack Obama crafted into a fine new global 'savior' at the expense of the 'untermenschen'. That's why the United States President, ceremoniously presiding over the most militarized superpower in the world which has just devastated two civilizations to smithereens, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while he rapidly accelerates his war prosecution to bring “peace” in a one-world government.

The Great Game: U.S., NATO War In Afghanistan: Is the Entire World the Target? (tags)

"The longest war in American history prior to the current one was that in Vietnam. U.S. military advisers were present in the country from the late 1950s onward and covert operations were carried on in the early 1960s, but only in the year after the contrived Gulf of Tonkin incident - 1965 - did the Pentagon begin major combat operations in the south and regular bombing raids in the north. The last American combat unit left South Vietnam in 1972, seven years later. The U.S. (and Britain) began bombing the Afghan capital of Kabul on October 7, 2001 with Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from warships and submarines and bombs dropped from warplanes and shortly thereafter American special forces began ground operations, a task that has been conducted since by regular Army and Marine units. The bombing and the ground combat operations continue more than eight years later and both will be intensified to record levels in short order."

Chomsky as Chávez’s Clown (tags)

* This article criticizes the weak and untenable posture the celebrated North American linguist and essayist holds in support of the current Venezuelan government. It was originally published in Venezuela’s anarchist newspaper El Libertario www.nodo50.org/ellibertario, issue # 57.

Two Anniversaries: Berlin and Seattle (tags)

November 2009 was not only the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall — an historical milestone reported to death by the corporate media — it was also the anniversary of an event the corporate media chose to ignore: the 10th anniversary of the mass protests against the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle in November and December 1999. The challenge for radicals and progressives today is not only to revitalize the spirit of Seattle but to take back the initiative in an era in which the biggest and most confrontational mass actions are being staged by the "teabag" Right.

A Year of Obama (tags)

"Not learning lessons from the bank collapse reproduces or strengthens the dominance of the financial sector. The danger of a repetition of the crisis grows..The political right-wing slanders the health reform project as an `attack on freedom.'"

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?

One man and his donkey bring down the US empire (tags)

With a little help from US corporations

The Shortwave Report 11/13 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Germany: The Berlin Wall & Kristallnacht (tags)

Imperialist USA is making much of the 20th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, the eve of the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht, November 10, 1938, the latter being when the Nazis promoted a reign of terror against Jews, rounding up most who still remained in Nazi Germany, including this writer's grandfather, a 58 year old man in a wheelchair. Where was the US when the Nazis aided Fascist Franco in Spain in 1936 when fascism could have been stopped easily? And how does Germany compare to the backward USA today?

A New Paradigm: The New Deal of the 1930s (tags)

The New Deal that led out of the worldwide economic crisis in the 1930s was based on the combination of a new technical-economic model with a new socio-economic model. Obama's achievement is not turning the necessity of overcoming the crisis against the social principle

Behind the "debate" over Afghanistan (tags)

October 7 marked the eighth year of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, making it one of the longest wars in U.S. history, and the end is nowhere in sight. Instead, today the imperialists are facing mounting difficulties and staring into the abyss of possible defeat.

The Steady Stream of Lies about Venezuela or The Killers and Liars Prepare (tags)

"The fourth big lie is saved up to the end, and follows on that grand tradition of the great human rights abusers accusing others to deflect attention from themselves. Chavez is said to be “cultivating” regimes that are characterised by “rigged elections, media censorship, the criminalisation of dissent and leaders for life”. Not a touch of irony, as the death squads in Colombia murder trade unionists and civil leaders unchecked, as the Obama Administration pussyfoots around the coup regime in Honduras (which deposed a Chavez ally), as election fraud and bloody war rages in Afghanistan and as the US launches missile attacks on Pakistan. It can be tedious to document such lies. They are so common and, no sooner is one lot done than the next day’s lies appear – if not in The Economist then in the Washington Post, The Australian or The Times. These monopolies count on the vulnerable, who do not have alternate sources of information, who do not read history and are able to be swayed by crude and often racist agitation. In the bigger picture, this is a delegitimising process, organised by the private media monopolies which, in their hatred for the sort of popular democracy led by Chavez (as also in the past by Allende), are preparing the ground for coups, wars of intervention and conquest. It has been done before and – while these monopolies remain unchecked – it will be done again."

Planned Economy Instead of Chaos Economy (tags)

For years US imports have doubled US exports. For 10 years China has contributed $2 billion a day to finance US consumerism. Trade policy in the WTO, GATT and NAFTA have led to mass unemployment. Part time work for all and/or unconditional basic income could humanize society and assure dignified life.

Los Angeles debut of Victory Day, in aid of human trafficking (tags)

Los Angeles debut of Victory Day, in aid of human trafficking

Peace Prize for President with Blood on His Hands (tags)

When I woke up this morning I received an email from a friend telling me that U.S. President Barack Obama was chosen to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. I had to think a moment to make sure it was not April 1st. I have been around awhile so I am not easily shocked, but this did shock me at first. I have been writing about Obama for a few years and have followed his career in politics and could not imagine why he had been chosen. But as I was more fully awake it made perfect sense to me, given some of the past winners of the Prize.

R.I.P. Ted Kennedy: The Senate’s Last Liberal (tags)

The mainstream media’s eulogies for the late Senator Ted Kennedy predictably focused on his success as a deal-maker, pushing a liberal agenda but in ways that compromised and often won the support of Republicans and conservatives. But Kennedy’s deals were based on the existence of a Republican party that, despite its different priorities from the Democrats, still believed in government as a force for the public good. Today’s nihilistic, Right-wing dominated Republican Party no longer believes in government as anything but a repressive instrument for benefiting the rich and enforcing the discipline of “the Market” on working people both domestically and abroad who dare to challenge the imperatives of lassiez-faire capitalism. What the times call for are tough, no-nonsense progressive resistance to the bipartisan Market agenda, not support of capitalist politicians promoted as “pragmatists” in the corporate media.

Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Full Spectrum Dominance:" Part II (tags)

the threat of totalitarian democracy

The Face of Privatization (tags)

Under the present rule of neoliberal privatization, the all-embracing principle is conquest of the world transformed into rights of private property.. After destruction of the privatization myth, we need real democratization.

The Warsaw Ghetto and Gaza Strip (tags)

A comparison of the present fascist policies of the Israeli government with the past atrocities of the Nazis

BTL:U.S. and Russia Move Toward Reducing Number of Nuclear Weapons (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

A Cycle of New Battles (tags)

"We are moving into a world-historical situation where all the points of social, economic and political life will be reset..A revolutionary process is only possible when a radical reform gets going.. A radical redistribution from top to bottom must be fought for.."

Capitalism as Religion (tags)

"The basic trust in capital still exists. Modern capitalism has gained a firm place in our subconscious. The debacle of the global financial markets should have led to a rethinking long ago. But the culprits will probably get off lightly because the capitalist system is held as divinely ordained."

Michael Hudson's "Super Imperialism:" The Economic Agenda of Imperial America (tags)

How imperial America is funded

The Great Divide-Iran and Leftists (tags)

A discussion of the great divergence of opinion among leftists about the situation in Iran

Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Full Spectrum Dominance" (tags)

must-read on US imperial aims

Iran's Election and US - Iranian Relations (tags)

evidence US instigating protests and violence

Economic Crisis and the Crisis of Neoliberal Ideology (tags)

The crisis has his origins in the "real" economy. Inequality is the ideological motor of neoliberfalism. German president Kohler described the financial markets as a monster. The metaphor has changed from market as rational subject to monster.

Reviewing Ellen Brown's "Web of Debt:" - Part III (tags)

Federal Reserve plunder Part III

Dissolve the UNRWA (tags)

In this difficult economic climate, as American citizens are seeking ways to cut costs, the U.S. government must consider ways to eliminate waste. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is not only a wasteful expenditure but, unbeknownst to most U.S. taxpayers, this U.S.-funded agency serves as an incubator for Arab-Palestinian terrorists. In the 60 years of its existence, UNRWA has done little to rehabilitate and settle the Palestinian-Arab refugees and much to foster incitement, hate, and terror against Israel.

American Empire Foreclosed? (tags)

Mark Engler, a writer based in New York City, is a senior analyst with Foreign Policy In Focus and the author of How to Rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy (Nation Books, 2008). He can be reached via the Web site http://www.DemocracyUprising.com.

March 21st Hollywood Peace March or The Revolution Will Not Be Organized (tags)

A re-cap of the peace march that was held on Hollywood Blvd on March 21st, 2009 complete with photographs of the day.

The Communist Party of the Philippines and the Khmer Rouge (tags)

For decades the Khmer Rouge regime has been exposed for its atrocities and genocides against its own people. Yet the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) nor its political arm, the National Democratic Front (NDF) nor any of its influenced and led organizations have issued any statement of condemnation. In fact in some of the statements issued by the CPP-NDF or interviews issued by its leaders, they seem to defend the Khmer Rouge.

Back to the main topic - those who only think of Palestine as ok (tags)

Back to fighting on indy and every other newsmedia too.- to those who only think of Palestine as being Right and Victim and needs to be rescued, let's get more info = to clarify if all claimed is so,- see what at least simplief disputable Wiki says about how it all began, tho the info is always being 'disputed' ................and each and many sides claiming and demanding to be RIGHT and claim the Whole and Only Truth......... yeah, so many versions of Holy Truths as there are colors in the rainbow...people who write love to claim exaggerations as 'reality' and their versions as "not to be questioned" even on Indymedia, NO FREE THINKERS ALLOWED HERE either !

Venezuela: Why Unlimited Re-election is Bad for the Revolution (tags)

A supporter of Hugo Chavez' anti-imperialist efforts explains why he is nevertheless opposed to Venezuela's recent constitutional amendment abolishing term limits.

he revolution delayed: 10 years of Hugo Chávez’s rule (tags)

* A translation of a March 2008 interview conducted by the French anarchist Charles Reeve with two members of the El Libertario group www.nodo50.org/ellibertario in Caracas, the nation’s capital, which offers some stark insights into the reality of the situation.

Between Russophobia and Russophilia (tags)

The neoconservative revolutionaries wanted to make the export of democracy into the absolute military hit and harvested bloody noses. Western values and western democracy cannot be simply exported for forced on foreign countries.

The Limits of the US as Teacher (tags)

"Ivan average consumer supports the new self-confident policy of the Kremlin and hardly worries about democracy and human rights. The West must free itself from the illusion its own values can be forced on countries. The change must come from within."

Zapatista University Chapter 4: Science versus Politics (tags)

Here’s another free science lesson for Third-World farmers. The complete book can be read on my site. Feel free to translate it into Spanish or any other language.

Liberal Prof Confronts Socialist Audience (tags)

Grossmont College economics professor Shahrokh Shahrokhi was invited to speak at the January 12 meeting of Activist San Diego, but though he attacked "market fundamentalism" and called for more government regulation of the economy,,public equity purchases iin the major financial firms and an extensive stimulus plan, many in the audience didn't think his proposals went far enough. They also bristled at his contention that homebuyers who took out mortgages beyond their means were partly responsible for the current economic crisis.

Remember Gaza - One of History's Terror Bombing Victims (tags)

a historical account

The Long March of the Cuban Revolution (tags)

In 1960, C. Wright Mills warned Americans that the revolution in Cuba was the start of a wider process that would spread to Latin America and the third world. On the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, practically anyone can see that our continent has begun a new era...

From Real Estate Speculation to Collapse of Global Deficit Economy (tags)

Joy to the world, the world of fallen idols and bubble transfer. The truth will set us free but the truth is a process, not a cudgel or stimulus. After the dot-com bubble, trillions were "invested" in real estate speculation. The crisis of the work society is the background for low interests.

World and US Situation, 2008 (tags)

For more than two years, we revolutionaries had observed the impending total unravelling and complete discredit of the "free market" pretense of monopoly capitalism and the full bankruptcy of the policy of "neoliberal globalization." But the leaders of the US and other imperialist countries and the puppet states were always lying and boasting about the so-called strong fundamentals of their economies. Only recently have they been compelled by the circumstances to admit that the US and global capitalist system are beset by the worst economic and financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Prof. Sison Greets the CPP on its 40th Year (tags)

As founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), I convey warmest greetings of comradeship to all CPP cadres and members on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the CPP. I share your joy in celebrating all the struggles waged and all the victories won by the CPP and the Filipino people in the last four decades of the new democratic revolution.

"Wild Speculation is Sin" (tags)

"Marx recognized the core of globalization as a globalization of capital..He also warned against the economization of all areas of life..A capitalism without ethical and legal frameworks is misanthropic..The social market economy is a civilization product.."

After the Bankruptcy (Jurgen Habermas) (tags)

The privatization mania has ended. Politics is necessary for the public interest, not the market. A tension always exists between capitalism and democracy because the market and politics are based on opposite principles.

A Critique of the Fourth International (tags)

Correcting our political perspective

Hope in Common, by David Graeber (tags)

We seem to have reached an impasse. Capitalism as we know it appears to be coming apart.

The Wages of Sin (tags)

The deepening economic crisis.

Munich Agreement papers declassified (tags)

The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR in Russian abbreviation) has declassified archive materials related to the 1938 Munich Agreement, which triggered the most dramatic events of the 20th century.

PANIC DECLARED Empty store shelves, gas pumps, ATMs ahead. (tags)

Who am I to declare a panic? Don't worry about that yet; just stock up on a little cash and canned goods. When everything the feds do JUST MAKES THINGS WORSE -- we are in a panic. Not just grandpa's Depression, but a good old-fashioned running-scared panic when the shelves go bare ...

The Demise of Neoliberal Globalization (tags)

The capitalist world economy follows ananti-social logic. The replacement of neoliberalism is necessitated by a cyclical swing. Will the world economy return to a balance or sink in violent chaos? Wallerstein's article could stimulate fruitful academic and political discussions.

The Fleecing of America (tags)

Public and private looting.

THE THIRD VIETNAM? (tags)

Very few people know that the US military is directly involved in the fierce fighting going on in the Philippines between the Moro insurgents and the corrupt and brutal Arroyo regime supported by the Bush neocons and the warmongering Pentagon planners. Will you continue to allow US tax dollars to be wasted in this barbaric genocidal war against indigenous peoples? Over a thousand extrajudicial killings and "forced disappearances" under Arroyo's tenure, plus a few hundred Muslims dead as "collateral damage," may be the signs of US "benevolent hegemony" (Robert Kagan) and US "magnanimous imperial power" (Dinesh D'Souza). McKinley's "Benevolent Assimilation" lives on!

The Future as Possibility: Elmar Altvater (tags)

The state should not be a trough for the super-wealthy. Representatives representing money and not the people are marionettes of a corrupt campaign financing system. The system must be changed if it is to survive. Call Congress 1-800-270-0309.

Russians and Chinese Laugh (tags)

Bailing out speculators is like protecting the sharks from the sardines.or paying the robbers. Executives should absorb their losses by taking a 96% pay cut. Speculation should be discouraged, not rewarded. The Capitol switchboard is easy and free 800-270-0309

Bail-Out, Economic Democracy and the Socialist Path (tags)

David Schweickart, political philosopher, discusses the financial crisis, what it exposes about capitalism, how it can set the stage for economic democracy, and open the socialist path.

Philippine Government Launches New War on Muslim Groups (tags)

War officially came to southern Philippines again as the government of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo unilaterally put an end to eleven years of negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) September 3. A month early the government abruptly broke off talks with the MILF on the eve of signing an autonomy pact. There are numerous reports of U.S. Special Forces accompanying Philippines Army units on their deadly sweeps in the Bangsamoro (land of the Moro people) region. More than 100 people have been killed so far and half a million refugees have fled from the fighting. Bourgeois liberals and the petty-bourgeois left lamely call on the government to resume the “peace process,” which in any case was only intended to wear down the insurgents. Revolutionaries instead seek to mobilize Philippine workers to drive out all U.S. forces, whatever their legal status; to force the withdrawal of the AFP from the contested southern areas; and to defend the Bangsamoro people and their right to self-determination.

Russia Resurgent (tags)

A history of US intervention in Russia and Russia's resurgence

Stoking Tensions, Risking Confrontation (tags)

Risking world conflict.

Reinventing the Evil Empire (tags)

The risk of serious confrontation looms.

Russia Never Wanted a War (tags)

The planners of the crisis in Georgia clearly wanted to make sure that Russia would be blamed for worsening the situation.

Why the MSM Can't Tell The Truth About Georgia (tags)

"From Tbilisi to Teheran" Heightens Suspicions of Motive in Georgian Crisis Since the attacks by Georgia which sparked the fighting (which, alone, suggests Georgia had been promised the support of a larger power) took place on the day that the last two US carrier groups started for the Strait of Hormuz, it would appear that one motive (besides the pipelines from the Caspian which rival the new ones the US built in Afghanistan) appears to be tying up and/or demonizing Russia, in order to minimize its response to US/Israeli Aggression towards Iran. The following article from the Jerusalem Post appears to support this, as does the US/Israeli line seen today, as well as the willingness of the bulk of the Western press to so horribly misrepresent this conflict. https://israel.indymedia.org/newswire/display/9471/index.php

No More U.S. Super Power Status (tags)

Russia has intercontinental ballistic missiles with war heads pointed at the United States and has the capability to strike every major city in America. Both Russia and China have larger standing armies and are building there war machines much faster then the U.S., which includes their navy and air force. The U.S. has few military options to respond to the aggression in Georgia by the Russians and can only fight back with diplomatic and economic retaliation, U.S. officials say

Using Georgia to Target Russia (tags)

Welcome to the new Cold War and Great Game

US, Israeli Roles in Georgian Crisis Raises Alarms (tags)

Since the attacks by Georgia which sparked the fighting (which, alone, suggests Georgia had been promised the support of a larger power) took place on the day that the last two US carrier groups started for the Strait of Hormuz, it would appear that one motive (besides the pipelines from the Caspian which rival the new ones the US built in Afghanistan) appears to be tying up Russia, in order to minimize its response to US/Israeli Aggression towards Iran.

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.

Veteran Journalist Robert Scheer Speaks in San Diego (tags)

Veteran progressive journalist Robert Scheer spoke in San Diego July 26 and 28 to promote his new book "The Pornography of Power," an exposé of the military-industrial complex and its continuing power to shape American economic and foreign policy and saddle us not only with weapons we don't need but also the irresistible temptation to use them.

What Will It Take to Defeat the War? (tags)

On June 28-29, an “Open National Antiwar Conference” was held in Cleveland, called by a newly minted National Assembly to End the Iraq War and Occupation. Over objections from the conference organizers, centrally Socialist Action, the assembly voted to change the name to include reference to the war on Afghanistan, and to emphasize the connection with U.S. backing for the Zionist occupation of Palestine. (The sponsors of the confab were so right-wing that they feared losing “unity” with Democratic Party supporters of Israel and the Afghanistan war!) What did not change at all was the popular-front character of the new outfit, tying it to the bourgeois parties despite the fig leaf of electoral “independence.” Making this utterly clear, it was decided not to call a national antiwar mobilization prior to the November elections explicitly in order to court those forces who wish to aid the Democrats (and therefore want to avoid making problems for the presumptive Democratic nominee, Barack Obama). Here is the leaflet issued by the Internationalist Group at the conference.

Sami Al-Arian: From Exoneration to Criminal Indictment (tags)

His long ordeal continues

Some thoughts on "patriotism" written on July 4 (tags)

Incidentally, the American soldiers who have refused to serve in Iraq are the ONLY ones with the Rule of Law on their sides. The rest have only duty, patriotism on theirs ...

Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media - Part II (tags)

Part II of McChesney's tour de force

How Corrupt is the US? (tags)

Corruption has become a cancerous disease of US society. No end or even weakening of the lies and deception is in sight. In the politics of the nation, corruption scandals have long reached the center of power.

Shepard Fairey’s Image Problem (tags)

As if Wal-Mart didn’t have enough controversies to deal with, imagine the consternation in the PR war room when news hit that the retail giant was selling t-shirts bearing a Nazi SS skull. As the story unraveled, it turned out that Wal-Mart’s designer had ripped off the image from pop art superstar Shepard Fairey, whose reference for the Gestapo logo was 1960’s “biker culture.” Oops.

Socialist Party VP nominee calls McCain “reckless” on Iran (tags)

The ongoing reckless statements by Senator McCain are another indication that the Republican presidential frontrunner is mapping a road to the White House by staying the course that has been paved by President Bush; a course that will continue to advance U.S. imperialism, a course that will continue to benefit the rich at the expense of working people, and a course that has spiraled the U.S. economy into the worst recession since the Great Depression.

PARA (tags)

These reckless statements by Senator McCain are another indication that the Republican presidential frontrunner is mapping a road to the White House by staying the course that has been paved by President Bush; a course that will continue to advance U.S. imperialism, a course that will continue to benefit the rich at the expense of working people, and a course that has spiraled the U.S. economy into the worst recession since the Great Depression.

Maoist China foreign policy: 1970s and 1980s (tags)

The Mandate of Heaven (Excerpt). A detailed account of Maoist Chinese foreign policy is beyond the scope of this article, but some examples will illustrate the central thesis: that China’s foreign policy is in no way different from that of other world powers. The Three-Worlds Theory was used to justify Chinese alliances with right-wing reactionary governments during the 1970s and 1980s. The Third World

Mr. Potato Heads Off Food Crisis! (tags)

Like a microcosm of what would eventually occur throughout most of the world, people in the US became increasingly dependent upon the agricultural, chemical, and petroleum industries for the production and delivery of "food." Diets that were once healthy became unnatural and based largely upon processed, powdered, light-weight, (easily shipped and stored) grains instead of locally grown, nutrient-dense, fresh organic vegetables and fruits. This dependency began in earnest around the 1930s, the years referred to by some as "the Dirty Thirties." Those were years when corporate profits at all costs seemed to take precedence and business became more important than people. ...............................................................................

Ron Paul Is Right on Peace, Liberty and Ending the U.S. Empire (tags)

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has taken a lot of hits during his campaign for the White House. What scares folks about this guy? I went to hear him speak, on April 14, 2008, at Goucher College, Towson, MD. Unlike some dubious liberals in the Congress, Rep. Paul voted against the USA Patriot Act. He also wants to end the Iraq War and bring the troops home, now; and to dismantle America’s global empire before it bankrupts the country. Sounds like Ralph Nader to me!

Jonathan Cook's "Blood and Religion" (tags)

Israel's imperial plan.

Obama’s Blood and The Forbidden Truths (tags)

"The latest media furor was over videotaped remarks from Obama’s former minister, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright Jr. The bloodhounds were soon barking and snipping at Obama’s heels demanding a renunciation of the pastor’s words."

3/11 "Buffalo" Market - (A Date Code Decode) (tags)

Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence officer, offers a compelling case to prove that the recent record profits on Wall Street happened according to a schedule, or a "date code," as he calls it.

Peak Oil - True or False (tags)

Both sides of the peak oil argument.

Barack Obama and the "End" of Racism (tags)

Obama doesn’t represent peace – he represents an expansion of war and the power of Empire. He’s even more extreme on this than Bush himself, except in his public rhetoric. He doesn’t represent the real and legitimate needs, desires and hopes of Black people - he refuses to speak openly of the most fundamental issues affecting Black people. He doesn’t represent the “end of racism,” but the perpetuation of oppression in a new guise.

U.S. Citizen Terrorist surveillance Program (tags)

The American public appears to be being hoodwinked into believing the Terrorist Surveillance program it is good for us and protects us from the terrorist. What it really does is takes away many of our constitutional rights guaranteed by our founding fathers

CEO Salaries and the Minimum Wage (tags)

"After the fall of the Berlin Wall, capitalism let its mask fall. Capitalism did not have to be social any more since socialism did not exist any longer as a counter-movement..Most economic leaders act irresponsibly today toward Europe's people and the future."

The Republican Candidate (4 and 5) (tags)

If this is a subject of interest to you, in the United States today there are five Cuban prisoners, separated one from the other by thousands of miles. They have no area that can be sarcastically called the “Hanoi Hilton”. Their suffering and the injustice of which they are victims will be known the world over; don't doubt it for a minute

The Reflecting Pool (tags)

A narrative film challenging the official story of 9/11 premiered in Los Angeles in January and continues to show on weekends, including President's Day. This film is a damning look at the media's coverage of 9/11, propaganda, and a piercing look at the complex search for truth.

The Reflecting Pool (tags)

A narrative film challenging the official story of 9/11 premiered in Los Angeles in January and continues to show on weekends, including President's Day. This film is a damning look at the media's coverage of 9/11, propaganda, and a piercing look at the complex search for truth.

UPDATED: Italy's former President: 9-11 was a CIA-Mossad inside job (tags)

Italy's former President Francesco Cossiga has told Italy's "most respected newspaper" [Corriere della Sera] that the 9-11 attacks "were run by the CIA and Mossad and that this was common knowledge amongst global intelligence agencies." (This is an updated, expanded version of an article which was originally posted a few weeks ago.)

F. William Engdahl's "A Century of War" - Part II (tags)

Part II of this epic book.

Jonathan Cook's "Israel and the Clash of Civilisations" (tags)

Israel, Iran, Iraq and the plan to remake the Middle East.

Immigration officials detaining, deporting American citizens (tags)

Really interesting piece on immigration from McClatchy:

Communist Party of the Philippines pursues a violent course against its left opponents (tags)

In the Philippines, one of the poorest countries in Asia, 40 percent of the people live in poverty. Conditions there have sparked a large radical movement, heavily repressed by the government.

Using Bhutto for Imperial Gain (tags)

Bhutto killed for imperial gain

Reviewing David Edwards and David Cromwell's Guardians of Power (tags)

A powerful critique of the dominant media

A friend of CUBA passes away… (tags)

On the evening of Monday, January 7, Philip B. Agee passed away in Havana. The US citizen was a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) official until he broke with the agency in 1968 for ethical reasons.

Humanism and Violence (tags)

"Not torturing is changed into an act of barbarism.. Torture, the atom bomb and the globalization strategy all save life. State terrorism presents itself as humanist realism, the only way of securing life. As a Chilean general said, national security is like love; there is never enough."

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade - A Profile in Courage, Honor and Hope (tags)

The story of anti-fascist freedom fighters.

The Dollar and US Hegemony (tags)

The dollar devaluation since 2001 is a necessary adjustment for the twin US deficits, the national budget deficit and the foreign trade deficit. US imports are nearly double US exports. A drastic change of lifestyles is imperative where modesty and simplicity are encouraged.

The Making of an “Exceptional” Monster: Josef Stalin (tags)

His father was a drunk who regularly beat him. His name was Josef Stalin. Born in Russia’s Georgia, in 1878, under the rule of the Romanov Czars, he excelled as a student, while building up a deep resentment towards the cruel occupiers of his Caucasus region. Stalin became a Marxist revolutionist and a master conspirator. The book, “Young Stalin,” by Simon Sebag Montefiore, tells how this merciless, but extremely talented, psychopath was forged.

Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 1 of 2) (tags)

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (A link to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")

The Communist Roots of Palestinian Terror (tags)

Cubans defect to ....America? (tags)

Eight Cuban acrobat jugglers disappeared before a performance at a festival in central Mexico last week, presumably to defect to the United States, organizers said on Friday.

Soaring Capital Profits and the Mountain of Corpses (tags)

For the first time in the historyof humanity, a surplus of goods could satisfy the basic needs of all earthlings. The moral imperative lives in all of us. Capital rule, the rule of finance capital over the economic events of the world, is nearly total.

Venezuela: The referendum defeat - What does it mean? (tags)

At about 1am, after a long delay, the Venezuelan National Electoral Commission announced the results of the referendum on constitutional reform. The proposals for constitutional change were defeated by the narrowest of margins, with 4,504,354 votes against, (50.70%) and 4,379,392, (49.29%) for the YES. Soon afterwards, president Chávez was on the television accepting the results. He said that the proposed reforms had not been approved "for now", but that he would continue to struggle to build socialism. The result, as could be expected, was greeted with jubilation by the right wing opposition and all the reactionary forces. For the first time in almost a decade they have secured a victory. There were scenes of jubilation in the well-off middle class areas of Caracas. "At last we have shown that Chavez can be defeated! At last the slide towards communism has been stopped! At last we have given the rabble a lesson!" The joy of the reactionaries is both premature and exaggerated. A glance at the results shows that the voting strength of the opposition has barely increased. If you compare these results (after 88% of the votes had been counted) with the 2006 presidential elections, the opposition has only increased about 100,000 votes, but Chávez lost 2.8 million. These votes did not go to the opposition but rather to abstention. This means that support for the counter-revolution has not significantly increased from its highest point one year ago. How the bourgeoisie "informs" public opinion

The Shortwave Report 11/30/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Tragedy and Travesty at Annapolis (tags)

The latest chapter in the sham Middle East peace process.

Reese Erlich: Stopping the War on Iran (tags)

Journalist Reese Erlich, author of "The Iran Agenda," spoke to a San Diego audience November 17 about the prospects for a U.S. attack on Iran. He exposed the lies being told to justify sucn an attack but also suggested the U.S. government might be backing away from the brink.

OH, THAT'S JUST FRICKIN GREAT! (tags)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is using out-dated data to form it's report. The deadline for data was over a year ago for info from scientific research. That means all of their predictions are too rosy. And yet, the politicians in the IPCC are softening the language of the report. That's just great. Keep the public stupid about the facts.......they can't handle the truth.

The Sun Sets Early on the American Century (tags)

This article appeared in: Le Monde diplomatique, October 2007. Sometimes hope comes from outside the bubble, outside the myopia dnde enforcede confo9rmity!

Why World War 3 is VERY possible (tags)

Following on the heels of President George W. Bush’s warning last week that those countries “interested in avoiding World War III” should align themselves with Washington’s escalating threats against Iran, a series of unfolding developments point to the danger of armed violence engulfing a broad swath of the Middle East and Central Asia and, indeed, posing the threat of a new world war. Six years after the US invasion of Afghanistan and four-and-a-half years after the invasion of Iraq, the continuation and deepening of the conflicts in both of these countries is setting into motion a political chain reaction of incalculable dimensions.

Pulling the electronical plug on former 'allies' (tags)

Many programs which are used in computer systems in weapons, ships, planes, tanks, satellites etc. lately all get a build-in 'emergency brake'. Via GPS satellites in space, the command can be transmitted to anywhere on earth, to stop. And the computer systems just go 'dead'.

Inside Intel / The story of Iranian oil and Israeli pipes (tags)

With the help of pumps and pipes "confiscated" - meaning stolen - from an Italian company and a Belgian company operating an oilfield in Ras Sudar in Sinai, Israel built a pipeline from Eilat to Ashkelon. The pipe, 40 centimeters in diameter, was paid for by Baron Edmund de Rothschild. The initiative was called Tri-Continental. By demand of the Iranians, who wanted to conceal their involvement in selling oil to Israel and in the joint company, the parties established a secret partnership called Fimarco, which was registered in July 1959 in the tax shelter of Lichtenstein. Iran owned 10 percent of the partnership. Tankers transported the oil from Iran to Eilat, and from there it was sent to Ashkelon through the pipeline.

Beytushebab Massacre: Lies and Crimes of Turkish Militarists (tags)

On September 29th, Turkish news agencies informed the Turkish and world public about a so-called PKK attack in which 12 people of Kurdish origin (7 of whom were Village Guards working for the “security” forces) were said to have lost their lives. They were mowed down in their minibus near the village of Hemkan attached to Beytushebab town of Shirnak province neighboring Iraq.

"Capitalism and Freedom" Unmasked (tags)

The dark side of Milton Friedman's economics.

The Cuban Five: Imprisoned for opposing Terrorism (tags)

The National Lawyers Guild and several legal and human rights organizations have called on the U.N. Human Rights Committee and the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture to launch a formal investigation of the United States government’s continuing violation of human rights of five political prisoners known as the Cuban Five.

Can We End the American Empire Before It Ends Us? (tags)

Can We End the American Empire Before It Ends US?

Free speach under attack: Craig Murray's web site has been shut down (tags)

Craig Murray, the outspoken former British Ambassador in Uzbekistan has had his web site, http://www.craigmurray.co.uk/ taken down by it's UK host, Fasthosts, http://www.fasthosts.co.uk/

The Shortwave Report 9/21/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Reviewing Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine" (tags)

The human wreckage of disaster capitalism.

Deliberate Lies, Strange Deaths and Agression to the World Economy (tags)

Fidel Castro denounced that the United States government is using unimaginable economic means to defend a right that violates the sovereignty of all the other countries...

Ron Paul: Thomas Jefferson Incarnate [on Imperialism and "blowback"] (tags)

on Imperialism and "blowback"

Rosh Hashana Message: Celebrate Jewish Glasnost! (tags)

Despite a Backlash, Many Jews Are Questioning Israel

False Flag Operations Defined (tags)

False flag operations are covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations which are designed to appear as if they are being carried out by other entities.

America and Venezuela - Constitutional Worlds Apart (tags)

Real democracy in Venezuela compared to the fake kind here.

Cindy Sheehan: "Inshallah" (tags)

...for our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet! We ask it, in the spirit of love, of Him Who is the Source of Love...

Caracas discusses Leon Trotsky on the anniversary of his assassination (tags)

Permanent REvolution

'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.

NeoCon 'Plan Africa' Oil Manifesto (tags)

“Along with Latin America, West Africa is expected to be one of the fastest growing sources of oil and gas for the American market. African oil tends to be of high quality and low in sulfur, making it suitable for stringent refined product requirements, and giving it a growing market share for the refining Centers on the East Coast of the U.S.” “National Energy Policy Report” Office of the Vice President Richard Cheney May 16, 2001

Reviewing Ferdinand Lundberg's "Cracks in the Constitution" (tags)

Revealing the truth about the US Constitution and its framers.

American Missiles Smash through Treaty with Russia: The U.S. Won't Renew START-1 (tags)

The U.S. military leadership has stated for the first time that it has to decline to renew the first Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Chief of the U.S. Strategic Command Gen. James Cartwright claimed that the decision makes a possible strike in the war against global terrorism easier. In Russia, they are worried that the United States will have potential to make a disarming nuclear strike and, with the missile defense system in Europe, avoid a counterstrike.

Venezuela: Interview with El Libertario (tags)

* Interview with indonesian anarchist journal EMPTY HEAVEN - May 2007 (http://otonomis.org/ -- EMPTY HEAVEN collective website; http://pustaka.otonomis.org/ -- indonesian anarchist/autonomist archive). More info in english & spanish about El Libertario: www.nodo50.org/ellibertario

Psychotronic Golgotha (tags)

by N.I. Anisimov, 1999

CUFI's Christian Zionists convene for Holy $$ War in DC (tags)

Right-wing Christian Zionist evangelicals of CUFI are fanning the flames of war with Iran, citing defense of Jews in Israel. CUFI depends on bribes to influence politicians and resettle Jews to Israel. However, Iranian Jews refuse cash offers in exchange for resettlement to Israel and remain a cohesive Jewish community in Iran.

The Earth as a Weapon (tags)

Please past this information to all who will listen before it is too late.

Here Is Where Al Gore Is Coming From - You Had Best Be Aware (tags)

An Update of Climate Science From Around the World This is a collection of articles from google alerts, and a few sites such as NOAA from the past year and a half. It is very compelling information mostly not published in the American corporate media, and shows why the energy giants are spending many millions on their massive dis-information campaign. Please pass this on and post it everywhere you can. And please sign the petition being promoted this weekend with the global environmental music festival.

For a United Anti-War Movement (tags)

The world situation is characterized by extreme political, economic, social, and military instability. Humanity has entered an unprecedented period of wars, revolutions, and counter-revolutions. This is at root a reflection of the crisis of the world capitalist system, with the crisis of U.S. capitalism at its center. Capitalism is an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and the relentless pursuit of profits. This leads to vicious competition between rival capitalists for control of the world's natural resources, markets and labor. Under capitalism, national governments negotiate trade deals, use diplomatic pressure, and often resort to military force to defend the interests of "their" country's corporations.

WNV Spraying Benefits Pesticide Manufacturers, NOT People!! (tags)

Since the mosquito season is upon us, many regional vector control districts will use corporate PR myths to promote toxic pesticide spraying to combat WNV. However, this yearly cycle of spraying can increase mosquito populations by adversely reducing populations of beneficial predator species..

Reviewing Michel Chossudovsky's America's War on Terrorism (tags)

Exposing the war on terrorism as a cruel hoax

Reviewing Michel Chossudovsky's America's War on Terrorism (tags)

Exposing the war on terrorism as a cruel hoax

Abu Sayyaf: The CIA’s Monster Gone Berserk (tags)

The Philippines is under watch by America’s “anti-terrorism” network. This is so not only because of the presence of active Moro and Marxist guerrillas but also because of its special concern on the Abu Sayyaf. In the ‘80s, just as it was waging its last surrogate wars against the Soviet Union, the U.S. was also engaged in new forms of covert operations -- the training of Islamic militants to fight the Russians in Afghanistan and elsewhere. A product of this war – the Abu Sayyaf – was once hailed by American presidents as a group of “freedom fighters.” It was an exaltation that would haunt them for years.

Once more on the failed transit system fare strike in San Francisco in 2005 (tags)

A brief re-examination of this missed opportunity in working class-based radical mass action in this part of the world...

Terrorism Defined (tags)

The real meaning of terrorism.

Breakdown FM_ Celebrating Malcolm X-Our Shining Black Prince (tags)

I'm still a Muslim. That is, my religion is still Islam. My religion is still Islam. I still credit Mr. Mohammed for what I know and what I am. He's the one who opened my eyes. ...

US Climate Science Reduced to a 'Pack o Lies' (tags)

by Don Beck "It seems more like Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union than the United States" - Dr. James Hansen, NASA climatologist Keep the facts of global warming away from the American people.....they can't handle the truth. That is the message we are getting from this Administration who have placed political appointees to head key agencies in order to filter and even alter the scientific facts. In February, the leading climatologist at NASA, Dr. James Hansen testified to a congressional committee in a hearing looking into the Bush

Pax Cultura (tags)

"In Beauty we are united! Through Beauty we pray! With Beauty we conquer!"

Weaken All the Fronts! (tags)

The wildest threatening scenarios are often nothing but hallucinated analogies.. Whoever accepts everything as a supposedly lesser evil will justify evil and monstrosities.

Why the recent Climate Report was so Harsh (tags)

Here is a collection of reports about the scientific studies being conducted around the world from just the past few months. These are the reports that went into the IPCC's data bank and where from they came to their latest estimates and projections. The first few have been published after the Feb. 2 IPCC release. The majority of them are from foriegn news agencies and were never published in the US media. Our corporate media wants you to know every detail of a woman who decides to fly to Vegas rather than get married. They don't care if you are aware of the facts regarding our changing climate. Please send this to eveywhere you can.

A Review of John Ross' Zapatistas (tags)

Review of Zapatistas' struggle for autonomy and freedom.

Join the Cuban Five contingents the 17th... (tags)

Join Cuban 5 contingents in the March 17 & 18 anti-war marches...

A Review of Chalmers Johnson's Nemesis (tags)

A review of how the US is passing from a republic to tyranny

The Shortwave Report 3/2/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Dick Cheney Nearly Killed by Pervez Musharraf through Mullah Dadullah (tags)

Castro says “Close but no cigar.”

Your Grandchildren Will Despise You Immensely! (tags)

Expect to hear things like this:

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.

Dixie Chicks Iran Iraq War Grammy Win Over Burning George Bush (tags)

When the student is ready the teacher will appear.

The Russian Bear rouses from Hibernation (tags)

Speaking at the Munich security conference, Vladimir Putin took the opportunity to denounce America for its pursuit of world domination. Putin’s verbal attack lacked the clout the old Soviet Union once possessed, however, the message was not lost on the Americans who immediately went into recovery/spin mode regarding their hegemonic pursuits.

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.

Barack Obama says American Alcohoilism is the Cause of Iraq War (tags)

The solution to our problems is simple.

Bush to propose record US war budget (tags)

The Bush administration will seek congressional approval of more than $700 billion in military spending this year, including $245 billion to fund the ongoing wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, top officials told the press Friday. The gargantuan funding request will be formally unveiled and sent to Congress Monday.

The Freedom of Refusal (tags)

Basic income would revolutionize today's work society. Workers would gain negotiating power and employers would have to pay more for onerous work. Everyone would receive a basic income without being tested for neediness or beingforced to a return favor.

Climate News that YOU NEED TO KNOW! (tags)

Here are some recent reports that you may have missed because of the Holidays or the corporate media's censoring of this information.

A Good Story (tags)

"From 200 years of American history, we have learned nothing is impossible." (Reagan) Occasionally this president replaced reality with his fictions. "The world changed every time a new technique of storytelling was intented." (Brian Ferren)

Something like this could only happen in the Soviet Union!!!! (tags)

Looks like all of these people were falsely arrested and jailed in the American gulag called Guantanamo for being terrorists

How Not to Interview Donald Rumsfeld (tags)

Cal Thomas is a Right Wing hack, who has shilled for the bloodbath that is the Iraqi War. On Dec. 7, 2006, he interviewed Donald Rumsfeld, the outgoing Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. “BaWa Walters, herself, couldn’t have done a worst job of puffery. No questions were asked by Thomas about U.S. or Iraqi casualties, WMD, or the fact that Rumsfeld has been charged with war crimes. Thomas’ shameless spiel mocks the idea of a Free Press.

U.S. FOREIGN POLICY — ARE CHANGES AHEAD? (tags)

Many progressive Americans are hoping for a more peaceful U.S. foreign policy because President Bush lost control of Congress or after he leaves office — but the chances of this happening are not favorable.)

NOAA Scientist Barred from Mentioning ‘Kyoto’ and 'Climate Change' (tags)

By Jim Erickson December 11, 2006 "It seems more like Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union than the United States,"

Exporting Values: On the Religious Aspect of the US War (tags)

When the institutions fail, a superhero arises out of the American people who can wage the just battle without regard for laws or institutions. Does George W Bush under-stand himself as the incarnation of this American myth?

73 anniversary of genocide in Russia that killed 10+ million - the Great Famine (tags)

Today, this former Soviet republic marks the 73rd anniversary of the Great Famine, a tragedy orchestrated by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin that continues to haunt and divide the nation of 47 million.

Call it What it Is: A Massacre (tags)

THE FIRST revolutionary act is to call things by their true names, Rosa Luxemburg said. So how to call what happened in Beit Hanoun?

Avigdor Lieberman and the substance of Israeli politics (tags)

The Institute for Middle East Understanding (http://www.imeu.net) is submitting this on behalf of the author.

For the Globalization of Sustainability (tags)

The euphoria of Rio was based on the certainty that these visions could be realized thanks to a peace dividend.. Consumption is till the first civic duty in industrial countries.

The Evolution of Violence (tags)

The field of evolutionary psychology offers no end of insights into the origins of social problems, and also into why they’re so hard to solve. The War on Terror and the invasion of Oaxaca are just two more repetitions of the same pattern of aggression and violence that has repeated itself throughout history all over the world.

Scott Ritter, back from Iran, in Venice 11/3 (tags)

Scott Ritter was right about the Bush administration's false claims concerning weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Therefore, everyone who cares about such issues should listen very carefully to what he has to say. Ritter has just returned from Iran.

Force and Fraud (tags)

This is the reality you are facing, and denial will not help you this time.

Drivers License, internal passport, whats the difference? (tags)

Wow! This candidate for governor admits that the driver’s license really has become the American “internal passport”. Makes you feel like your in the Soviet Union! - Len Munsil Arizona Republican Governor canidate - "Napolitano's idea will make it easier for terrorists and other criminals to legally obtain our version of a domestic passport,"

U.S. bars victim of torture from entry to receive award (tags)

The American police state is starting to look more and more like the police states of Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union gulag and the iron fist rule of Red China.

Against the Decadent Empire (tags)

The block free movement under Cuban leadership may develop into the crystallization point for globalization critics. "A Better World Is Possible." "Terrorism may not be equated witht he legitimater struggle of the people for national liberation against foreign rule and occupation."

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?

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:

Operation Cyclone & Terrorism (tags)

The CIA's "Operation Cyclone" - Stirring the Hornet's Nest of Islamic Unrest

Code Name "Northwoods" (tags)

What was conceived with Northwoods was nothing but blatant state terrorism perpetrated by a superpower supposedly spreading freedom, democracy and human rights worldwide.. Truth is the first victim before and in every war.

AFGHANISTAN - THE OTHER LOST WAR (tags)

HOW THE US PLUNDERED AFGHANISTAN IN THE NAME OF LIBERATION

Political Corruption in Israel (tags)

HAD HAMLET been a reserve soldier in the Israeli army, he might now declare: "Something is rotten in the State of Israel!"

Five Long Years with 9/11 (tags)

Israel also did not intend to strengthen Hezbollah when it initiated the recent war with Lebanon. Robert Jungk warned that the possibility of terrorist misuse of nuclear energy could necessitate a police and surveillance state.

Musharraf says Pakistan faced U.S. 'onslaught' (tags)

Is'nt it amazing how the U.S. government can screw up the world?

IMPERIALISM 101 - THE US ADDICTION TO WAR, MAYHEM AND MADNESS - PART I (tags)

THE US HISTORICAL PURSUIT OF GLOBAL DOMINANCE

“Good Night, and Good Luck” -- WMD, NIST, Popular Mechanics, 9/11 and Media Crimes (tags)

BBC1 Television, near 9/11/2001, interviewed 9/11 author and theologian, David Ray Griffin. What caught my attention was another guest (a writer for a prominent British newspaper) who scoffed at considering challenges to the official story of 9/11, because US media is so vast and free that if there were problems with the official story, he'd have heard about it via US media. There is a 9/11 cover up occurring.

U.S.-led coalition losing Afghanistan (tags)

Time to "cut and run" - Almost five years after a U.S.-led coalition attacked Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks, experts warn that the country is slipping away.

Bush's Speech Translation (tags)

what Bush didn't say yesterday

Right of Return of Palestinian Refugees: (tags)

Right of Return of Palestinian Refugees: International Law and Humanitarian Considerations

Muslims: The New Jews (tags)

As the war on terror heads into its sixth year, a new racial stereotype is emerging in America. Brown-skinned men with beards and women with head scarves are seen as "Muslims" -- regardless of their actual faith or nationality.

"We are United with the Other America" (tags)

The US demands the right to a preventive war. The right to defense is perverted into the right to self-defense through preventive action (In 1941 Hitler appealed to the right to preventive war against the Soviet Union). The international order is buried.

CUBA UNDER CASTRO (tags)

WHAT FIDEL CASTRO HAS DONE FOR THE PEOPLE OF CUBA

Putting Words in Ahmadinejad's Mouth (tags)

n this frightening mess in the Middle East, let's get one thing straight. Iran is not threatening Israel with destruction. Iran's president has not threatened any action against Israel. Over and over, we hear that Iran is clearly "committed to annihilating Israel" because the "mad" or "reckless" or "hard-line" President Ahmadinejad has repeatedly threatened to destroy Israel But every supposed quote, every supposed instance of his doing so, is wrong.

Pro-War Diane Feinstein, What Are The Alternatives? (tags)

Feinstein herself has directly profiteered from the U.S. imposed misery she voted for in Iraq. Her husband, Richard Blum, is a billionaire investor that together with CEO Ronald Tutor own investment companies that hold 75% of the voting stock in a company called Perini. On March 12, 2004 Perini was awarded a $500,000,000 contract for rebuilding the electrical infrastructure of southern Iraq. So Feinstein is profiting from the U.S. bombing of the Iraqi infrastructure as well as its inefficient rebuilding by private U.S. contractors.

Pro-War Diane Feinstein, What Are The Alternatives? (tags)

Feinstein herself has directly profiteered from the U.S. imposed misery she voted for in Iraq. Her husband, Richard Blum, is a billionaire investor that together with CEO Ronald Tutor own investment companies that hold 75% of the voting stock in a company called Perini. On March 12, 2004 Perini was awarded a $500,000,000 contract for rebuilding the electrical infrastructure of southern Iraq. So Feinstein is profiting from the U.S. bombing of the Iraqi infrastructure as well as its inefficient rebuilding by private U.S. contractors.

The Activist Support Circle: Dealing with Activist Fatigue and Other Problems (tags)

Organizers and participants discuss this monthly gathering in Santa Monica.

Ilan Pappe on the Israel-Palestine conflict (tags)

Last October, when Prof. Ilan Pappe was visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, he was interviewed by Steve Zeltzer for his Labor Video Project cable TV program. This is the audio for the 57 minute program in which Pappe talks about the history of Zionism, the Palestinian Nakba, Israeli-Palestinian labor relations, the need for a one state solution, divestment, and the support of the Israeli public for the Iraq war. You can download or listen to the program by clicking on http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=16276 and scroll down to the bottom right hand corner of the page.

U.S. secrecy policy questioned (tags)

The Bush administration has begun designating as secret some information the government long provided even to its enemy, the former Soviet Union

Armageddon and the Apocalyptic "Holocaust" (tags)

Originally Chriistianity was community opposing the idols of war and wealth. In the 20th century, Chrisitanity in the US was corrupted to a prosperity religion. To end-time fundamentalists, the worse it becomes the better.

Neocon Chickenhawks: A Small Tightly-Knit Clan Part 2 (tags)

This list of intricate, overlapping connections is hardly exhaustive or perhaps even surprising. But it helps reveal an important fact. Contrary to appearances, the neocons do not constitute a powerful mass political movement. They are instead a small, tightly-knit clan whose incestuous familial and personal connections, both within and outside the Bush administration, have allowed them grab control of the future of American foreign policy.

Interview with Jurgen Moltmann (80) (tags)

Hope is a power in this life to begin life again, to be reborn in an affirmation of life from deep depression.. Hope continues like a star over our life.. We developed political theology to break through this prison `religion is a private matter'.

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.

Castro Cedes Power (tags)

Fidel Castro, 79, has reportedly ceded power to his bother Rau

This war toy will only cost every man, woman, and child in the USA $700 (tags)

Wow what a bargin!!! At $200 billion this anti-missile systems will only cost $700 for every man, woman, and child in the USA. What a bargin! Lets buy it now in case of the one in a million chance that North Korea starts shooting missiles at the good old United States of Amerika!

It rebounds speech of Fidel Castro in diverse latitudes (tags)

International press means credited in Cuba and others of the world grant wide diffusion to the President's speech Fidel Castro in Bayamo, while from diverse latitudes it is known of the celebration by the Day of the National Rebelliousness in Cuba, occasion of new actions of solidarity with the Island.

today (tags)

oped

Zionism as a Racist Ideology (tags)

"Unconsciously, of course, many Americans also seem to believe that the shameful policies of the U.S. government toward Native Americans somehow make it acceptable for the government of Israel to pursue equally shameful policies toward the Palestinians. The U.S. needs to face its racist policies head on as much as it needs to confront the racism of its foremost partner, Israel."

Chossudovsky interview: "Al-Qaeda Is a U.S.-sponsored Intelligence Asset" (tags)

Michel Chossudovsky, author of the international bestseller America's War on Terrorism, personally graced the jam-packed local launch of his latest book held at the Asian Center at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City last June 24. During the launch, he gave a lecture about the imminent danger of a U.S.-made nuclear catastrophe amid the Bush administration's preparations for war with Iran. Joel Garduce of Center for Anti-Imperialist Studies (CAIS) caught up with the director of the Centre for Research in Globalization (CRG) during his short weekend stay in the Philippines and conducted the following interview.

Calderon as ExxonMobil's welcome mat via NAFTA/PPP (tags)

The historical pattern of ExxonMobil indicates their support for pro-NAFTA/PPP Calderon and possible takeover of Mexican owned Pemex by ExxonMobil corporation (restored monopoly)..

"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.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/14/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Spain, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Exposing the 9/11 Conspiracy Wingnuts (tags)

An expose of the 9/11 conspiracy wing nuts endangering the very core of our democracy, and world peace.

The Second American Revolution : Revolutionary Proverbs (tags)

A short collection of proverbs

How US Wars are Sold (tags)

One of the oldest representative democracies of the world changed in the First World War into a controlled undemocratic form of state..Local stations eagerly accepted the free propaganda films.

WOT: Eight Theses on the Destiny of the Concept of Workers' Rule (tags)

These eight theses are the first installment of "Seventeen Theses on the Destiny of the Revolution in Communications and the Concept of Workers' Rule". ... brought to you by the "Weapon of Transparency" channel.

Media Non-event of 6/26/2006 (tags)

An important story was buried by the mainstream media last week: the 6/26 Senate Democrats hearing on Pre-Iraq War Intelligence. I offer this analysis of the media non-coverage of that damning (ergo, ignored) event. I hope you find it both enjoyable and informative -- and lament that no one else has done this bit of writing yet! Your servant, CPTMAY

Israeli math (tags)

from xymphora

Is the West Experiencing its "Afghanistan"? (tags)

Captive in its foreign policy loss of reality, the Soviet Union was provoked to an invasion, suffered its "Vietnam," was internationally identified as an aggressor, lost its respect and endured a demoralization that led to the collapse of the Soviet Empire.

Becky Johnson gets trashed by the JTR (tags)

copied from http://jewishtribalreview.org/johnson2.htm

Pentagon report on China highlights danger of nuclear war (tags)

One sinister aspect of the US Defence Department’s 2006 report on the Chinese military released last month is its discussion of nuclear policy. Overall, the document entitled “Annual Report to Congress: Military Power of the People’s Republic of China” marked a more aggressive US military stance toward China than in previous years. It identified the Chinese regime as a military rival and highlighted its growing defence spending, particularly its investment in advanced military technology (see: “Pentagon report targets China as a military threat”). For the first time since its publication began in 2001, the annual report tried to suggest that China is a growing nuclear threat to the US. In the context of the Bush administration’s doctrine of “pre-emptive war”, the shift indicates that the Bush administration and Pentagon are themselves preparing for nuclear war.

AN EYEWITNESS TO THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR (tags)

THIS YEAR MARKS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEGINNING OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR.

Willy Brandt's Norwegian Exile (tags)

Willy Brandt warned against identifying National Socialism with the people of Germany. "Hitler is not Germany" was an article from September 1938.. "Socialism must be built on freedom and democracy if it deserves its name."

Geopolitical Chess Anyone? (tags)

There is a game in Korea called ba-dook, which is known as weiqi to the Chinese. It is a game of chess once played by the Yellow Emperor himself. Japan, America, Russian and Chine are now playing it and their game board is the Korean peninsula.

Democracy and its Despisers (tags)

Characteristics earlier ascribed to totalitarianism like control of the whole social life by the state could now be considered typical for modern democracies.. The whole dfemocratic life degenerates to a kind of market.

HONOR THE MEMORY OF PAL MALATER-HUNGARY 1956 (tags)

THIS YEAR IS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HEROIC HUNGARIAN WORKERS UPRISING.

Europe’s leaders close ranks with Bush (tags)

On Tuesday, US President George Bush touched down in Vienna for the annual summit of US and European Union (EU) leaders. After brief talks in Vienna, Bush is due to fly to Budapest on Thursday for the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian uprising. Bush’s trip to Europe is the first in a round of visits over the next few weeks. Next month he will return to Europe to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Stralsund, before proceeding to Russia for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin prior to the G-8 summit in St. Petersburg, to be held July 15-17.

COMMENTS ON JOHN PILGER'S NEW BOOK FREEDOM NEXT TIME (tags)

PILGER'S ACCOUNT OF COURAGEOUS PEOPLE FIGHTING FOR THEIR FREEDOM

The Power of the Israel Lobby (tags)

Its Origins and Growth

Break the Neoliberal Hegemony! (tags)

This call to a new LEFT party in Germany could give hope to all who yearn for social justice and structural/systemic corrections. While corporate profits and assets incomes set new records, wages, unemployment benefits and pensions are cut.

Comments on Greg Palast's New Book Armed Madhouse (tags)

PALAST EXPOSES US ELECTION FRAUD, CRIMES AGAINST IRAQ AND LOTS MORE

Worldwide Wars and Anti-Military Options (tags)

The author suggersts three reasons for the nerve-wracking calm in Germany: 1) objective and very cruel mass unemployment, 2) self-stigmatization and 3) people don't think there is anything to share. At the end he urgers: Be IMI-Instinctively Mainstream Ignoring.

No gay rights in Moscow!!! (tags)

Russian cops beat up homosexual activists who held a "gay pride" parade

Micheal O'Riordan. Facing political facts (tags)

Micheal O'Riordan, the leader of the Irish Communist party has just died. He was one of the Irish men who fought in the Spanish civil war against Franco. This gave him a certain aura. In the past ten years he has become a sort of warm and fuzzy symbol for the social democratic left, and the leadership of such outfits as Sinn Fein. The correspondence on Indymedia in Ireland about him is pretty much subservient. What a wonderful and determined man of the left he was; along these lines. In order to bring some balance to the discussion I sent the comments below to Irish Indymedia. I felt that it was necessary to take a stand. It is not acceptable to let the lives of the millions of workers and revolutionaries who were slaughtered by Stalinism to go unmentioned. Nor can it be ignored that Stalinism was a catastrophe in other ways. Its disastrous failure ushered in the new capitalist regimes in the former Stalinist world with all the horrors these are bringing with them.

THE LIFE OF AN AMERICAN JEW IN RACIST-MARXIST ISRAEL (tags)

Before Israel became a state in 1948, Jews world-wide were filled with the Zionist propaganda that Israel would be a homeland for all Jews, a refuge for persecuted Jews, a truly democratic country, and the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.

U.S.Media Journalists going "Guerilla" over being Wire-Tapped? (tags)

"FBI Acknowledges: Journalists' Phone Records are Fair Game"

The Utopias of Capitalism (tags)

:Government and freedom exclude one another" Max Barry in "Jennifer Government." In the negative utopia, the dystopia, the fear is over capital interests. Workers are no longer paid because their work is divine service.

lies revealed (tags)

oped

Message from Ramsey Clark - Impeach NOW! (tags)

"(Bush's) Impeachment is essential to the integrity of constitutional government" What's at Stake? A message from Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General of the United States

HOSTILE TAKEOVER - THE CORPORATE CONTROL OF SOCIETY AND HUMAN LIFE (tags)

HOW PREDATORY GIANT CORPORATIONS DESTROY SOCIETY AND PEOPLE

BTL:Use of Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Iran Would Kill Hundreds of Thousands (tags)

Interview with Dr. Kurt Gottfried, chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

THE ABC'S OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, 1917. (tags)

THIS IS A REVIEW OF LEON TROTSKY'S HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, ORIGINALLY PBLISHED IN 1930-23, BY AN UNREPENTENT DEFENDER OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION

Psychology of a Guaranteed Income (tags)

The main obstacle to a guaranteed income seems to be psychological, the envy triggered by another's good fortune.. People will always work since boredom becomes overwhelming.

The Iraq war and the eruption of American imperialism (tags)

In the field of politics, there are events which mark a fundamental turning point in the historical process. There is no doubt that the invasion and occupation of Iraq, which began three years ago, was one of these. In September 2002, with the decision to invade Iraq having already been made, the Bush administration published its National Security Strategy (NSS). This document set out clearly and unambiguously that the United States was now reserving to itself the right to use military force pre-emptively in pursuit of its national interests and objectives on a global scale.

SEP candidate in California: Extend full rights to all immigrants! (tags)

The following is a statement issue by John Burton, SEP candidate for Congress, 29th District of California During the past week, millions of immigrants, documented and undocumented, have taken to the streets throughout the country to demonstrate their opposition to the punitive and repressive anti-immigrant legislation being debated by the US Congress. Thousands of students, outraged by the injustices being perpetrated against their parents, friends, relatives and neighbors, have walked out of their schools and marched in support of immigrants’ democratic rights. As a socialist candidate for the US House of Representatives, I support the full extension of democratic rights to all immigrants, regardless of how they entered the country.

THE WAR DRUMS ARE BEATING AND SENDING A CLEAR MESSAGE (tags)

AN ACCOUNT OF LIKELY US MILITARY OR OTHER ACTION TO OUST HUGO CHAVEZ

Bush's Immigration Trap (tags)

Labor: Organize the Unorganized!

Full Citizenship Rights for All Immigrants! (tags)

Down With Racist U.S. Imperialism! For Socialist Revolution on Both Sides of the Border!

Why the Film? Why the World Hates the USA (tags)

The world has reached a point where whenever something goes wrong – when something bad happens: a car bomb, a disease outbreak or a tsunami – people – especially the victims – blame the USA. This is a remarkably simplistic and yet sophisticated reaction – the universal scapegoat.

Christian Zionists support nuclear militarization of Israel (tags)

On the third year anniversary of Rachel Corrie's death by Israeli Defense Forces, author attempts to expose right-wing Christians as a financial/political source of Zionist Israel's apartheid and military oppression of Palestinians. Also examines the role Christian fundamentalists play in the escalation of environmental destruction..

FILIPINOS IN THE U.S.A. AND AROUND THE WORLD: WHENCE AND WHITHER? (tags)

About ten million Filipinos are now scattered in the U.S. and around the world, chiefly as exploited migrant labor. Meanwhile, 85 million Filipinos--with the exception of a tiny privileged minority--are sufffering and resisting the current repressive regime in a rapidly deteriorating neocolonized social order. The Philippines has one of the most durable and vibrant revolutionary traditions in the whole world--the first Asian people to revolt against Western colonialism. 4.1 million Filipinos died opposing U.S. domination in the Filipino-American War at the turn of the last century. Today Filipinos are engaged in a popular democratic revolutionary process against U.S. imperialism and its local agents. Can overseas Filipinos contribute to the radical transformation of a world afflicted by the atrocities and terrors of global capitalism?

Imperial Irrationalism (tags)

The new social and national demagogy entirely comaprable to German fascism conjures away the social question from mass consciousness..Rightwing ideologists know that the war goal and war are irrational.

CRISIS AND DISINTEGRATION OF THE ARROYO FASCIST REGIME IN THE PHIIPPINES (tags)

A critical analysis of the inherent contradictions in the current regime in the Philippines would reveal the logic of irreversible fascist decay. While objective conditions have polarized and sharpened the divisions within the ruling bloc, the subjective forces of national democracy and anti-imperialism have not fully organized and united to deliver the decisive blow. Meanwhile, the U.S. and its agents are working behind the scenes to pick a successor to Arroyo and re-consolidate its neocolonial stranglehold. But will millions of concerned Filipinos allow the U.S. and its "guns, goons and gold" to determine again our collective fate and national destiny? Filipinos in the Philippines and around the world will have to decide as the Arroyo cabal, convulved with death-pangs, lashes out at everyone within reach.

“Best Director” Oscar for Ports Brouhaha Production (tags)

The Iraqi War has been raging for over three years with hardly a peep out of the Congress and/or the Media. Now, a deal which would permit an Arab-owned company to manage stevedore operations in six U.S. ports has sent both into a feeding frenzy. Why? The U.S. Coast Guard is in charge of security at the ports, not the stevedoring outfit. Whoever is behind this ports brouhaha affair deserves an Oscar nomination for - “best director!”

"Accuracy in Media" Validates Goering's Axiom (tags)

Why, of course, the people don't want war...But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship

[Democratic] voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." --- Hermann Goering

Complete liberty of contradiction and disproving our opinion is the very condition which justifies us in assuming its truth for purposes of action; and on no other terms can a being with human faculties have any rational assurance of being right --- John Stuart Mill (from, On Liberty)

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.

Appeal to Kofi Annan (tags)

A moratorium and a UN mediation commis-sion are vital to prevent escalation in the Iran nuclear conflict.. Since 1968, the nuclear weapon states have refused negotiations on total nuclear disarmament.

Cognitive Dissonance and the New Amerikan Reich (tags)

Is mass cognitive dissonance leading to the creation of a prison planet ruled by barbarians the like of which this world has never known before?

LIFE IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE (tags)

An account of Israeli oppression against the Palestinian people

DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA - IT'S SPELLED C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N (tags)

US past and present policy using a broader definition of corruption

Petrocollapse and Food Security at the South Central Farm (tags)

Jan Lundberg, oil industry analyst, founder of Auto-Free Times and www.culturechange.org came to Los Angeles last weekend to speak on the issues surrounding peak oil. I attended the Sunday afternoon talk on “Petrocollapse and Food Security”, an appropriate title for the location, the South Central Farm.

Steve Miller, Bono and Angela Merkel—What An Act (tags)

As US capitalists intensify their offensive, the global club to which they belong meets in Davos with poster boy Bono offering them a cover.

The “Free Market”: The Greatest Terror Of All (tags)

The economic system of production we live in is called capitalism or the free market. We are supposed to be fortunate because we are free to starve to death amidst abundance. This form of social organiztion has not existed for all time and need not exist in the future. The first step in eliminating it is accepting this simple idea.

A false Wikipedia 'biography' (tags)

"John Seigenthaler Sr. was the assistant to Attorney General Robert Kennedy in the early 1960's. For a brief time, he was thought to have been directly involved in the Kennedy assassinations of both John, and his brother, Bobby. Nothing was ever proven." — Wikipedia

Is Finland going to be part of Russia? (tags)

How about Texas selecting Tarja, who told on his speech "It would be a blessing for Finland to join Soviet Union in a peaceful manner. At the same time we would be able to get rid of capitalist yoke, since capitalism will die anyway in the next 20 years. Finland together with Soviet Union cold be forerunner towards a communist society".

Stan Goff: Lighting the Fuse (tags)

members of Veterans' for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Military Families Speak Out, at the call of the Mobile, Alabama Veterans for Peace Chapter, will conduct a 135-mile march between Mobile AL and New Orleans LA from March 14 to March 19, 2005

Kronstadt: Trotsky was right! (tags)

New material from Soviet archives confirms the Bolsheviks' position. Kronstadt: Trotsky was right! By A Kramer

NYC Transit Strike: Union Power vs. Class Collaboration (tags)

Strikers Defy Taylor Law

What are Social Human Rights? (tags)

Who prosecutes those responsible that more than a billion people must live from a dollar a day while wealth constantly grows?

Bob Woodward - Junkyard Spy? (tags)

Bob Woodward of "Watergate" fame, who recently interjected himself in to the "Plame-gate" scandal, worked as a "gatekeeper" for the Office of Naval Intelligence [ONI], the Pentagon, the CIA and the White House while serving in the Navy, before he joined the Washington Post in late1971 . He may have been "carrying water" for his former Pentagon bosses in the Watergate scandal. Is he now doing the same for neo-cons?

BUSH WORLD - TOO MANY STATES (tags)

A scathing indictment of Bush-Cheney policy broadly with a special focus on the Iraq war and in a little historical context.

"The Days of the US Empire are Numbered" (tags)

"I love the US but I hate the American empire.. The US cou9ld escape a sudden downfall if it recognizes economic equality, appears as one country among others and abandons its military presence in the 140 countries where it presently stations troops.:"

High-energy radio-frequency directed energyweapons (tags)

WIKI WENT DOWN AFTER THIS WAS POSTED.....

Revolke Judith Miller's Pulitzer (tags)

Even the Times is saying she has lied and deceived in her reporting on Iraq and al Qaeda. Once that happens, it’s time to look back at her earlier work, including the 2001 articles that won her a Pulitzer.

In the Commission of History and God (tags)

Somehow this does not add up, that there is now a fateful battle between the forces of good and evil in which there can only be one final victory. Bush's fear-mongering is a false unity threatening the planet with weapons firms profiting while the poor are abandoned. thepoor

CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM (tags)

Every year since 1990, the United Nations publishes its Human Development Report. It contains the most authoritative data on the state of the world. These reports are available online: hdr.undp.org/reports/view_reports.cfm?type=1. Based on those reports (referred to by year, followed by page), what does our world look like?

Mysticism and Resistance (tags)

Mystical experience cannot be separated from social relations.. The land that was once home became a place of homeless-ness, a land of culprits that saw itself as a victim and only rarely accepted responsibility for what happened.

The Marxists in the World Youth Festival (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

From the XVI SYWF to the VI WSF: Chavez's shindig in Venezuela (tags)

* From El Libertario, # 44 September-October 2005, voice of the Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas, exposing the show of international mega-ceremonies the Chavez regime uses to try and acquire revolutionary legitimacy by means of petro-dollars and verbosity.

Why is the Federal Government destroying National Security ? (tags)

Federal officials are more responsive to foreign interests than to American citizens ! The President believes in unprotected borders. The Congress aids foreign governments. The Supreme Court evicts private citizens from their property to enrich foreign private profiteers. WHY?

The Incompetent American (or, the "Ugly American" on Steroids) (tags)

Although some level of incompetence in government is universally expected, it started accelerating towards its pinnacle in the US after the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to install Bush in the presidency.

Blown Away (tags)

It's ironic how much politicians and the mass media in the US and its cloient states resemble that of the former Soviet Union.

Year of the Slave (tags)

You are a slave. I know that’s not what you want to hear as you hoist your New Year’s champagne, but it is the unpleasant truth that we all face going into 2004.

Comparison: USA v. USSR (tags)

Is life today in the USA like life yesterday in the USSR? The inexorable conflict between the totalitarian government’s need for repression and man’s desire for freedom can only be resolved by revolution.

UN-banned weapon system can trigger hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis (tags)

The UN has banned it. It's reported to be in the arsenal of several nations, including the U.S. It's reported to be OPERATIONAL. What are we going to do about this weapon system? And did it play a role in creating Hurricane Katrina or in steering her along her murderous path?

BUILDING A SECRET AIR FORCE : The CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs (tags)

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ISRAEL TO AMERICA, I WARNED YOU... (tags)

This article warns of the danger to America because of Bush's support for a Palestinian state.

MINUTEMEN AND DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS (tags)

some minutemen are ex-intel using this on opposition to bush....the border guarding thing is an excuse...

osama my buddy where are you (tags)

Osama my buddy where are you. No phone number, no e-mail, no address. I wanna talk to you. First let me talk about a serious personal grievance.

16th WFSY - Chavez once again calls for socialism as the only way to destroy capitalism (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Hiroshima and Nagasaki--Symbolic Bombs, Authentic Deaths (tags)

by greenleft It was not necessary to drop atomic bombs. That is a 60 year old lie--we did it to prevent millions of American casualties--LIES for more than half a century.

Disinformation as a Strategy of Power (Part II) (tags)

"Perpetual growth is not possible in nature or anywhere else..Globalization, the free market with its absolute competition protected by the WTO agreements doesn't have anything to do with fair competition...A global network of resistance is developing.."

The Divided Camp (tags)

"There is no reason for the Iraq war, Buchanan said..The neoconservative approach is everything but conservative: they bomb a pseudo-democracy in the countries of the Middle East.."

Reflections on Socialism (tags)

The main political task at this moment is to assemble the necessary social forces to defeat Bush and his counterparts in Congress and elsewhere.

White Washing War Crimes, by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Who will solve these war crimes?

New President of Iran 'is a terrorist' (tags)

And we all know what that means...

Venezuela from below - voice of the rank and file (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Speculations on Future US Policy (tags)

Without any concessions, Condoleezza Rice suggested that gulfs could be bridged and cooperation with Europe promoted. Her sneer made it seem: cooperation on our conditions. Many factors will stop the "arrogance of power" (Sen Fulbright).

Ben Hecht & Sami Al-Arian: What’s the Difference? (tags)

The late Ben Hecht tried to save the Jews of Europe from the Nazi onslaught. Sami Al-Arian is struggling to lift the cruel Israeli occupation off the backs of the Palestinians. Hecht was praised for his First Amendment efforts, while Al-Arian faces trial in Florida “for supporting terrorism!” A devout Muslim, he has been a leader in the Tampa, Florida community. Al-Arian has also been fired from his tenured teaching position at the U. of South Florida.

HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION ON YOU BY THE bUSH GOVERNMENT (tags)

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Profiling Muslims, Arabs, Persians, Asians, etc. etc.? (tags)

The state cannot stop with Arab Muslims. The threats are too varied, too many, and too often too white. Hulet will be giving a lecture July 8th at the Wyndham Commerce Hotel in Commerce CA at 7:30PM

Genocidal Pacifists and the Hookers in Black (tags)

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Modern Barbarism (tags)

In the Dialectic of the Enlightenment, Adorno and Horkheimer diagnosed that instrumental reason has the tendency to become a murderous delusion under the frosty sun.. Adorno used the term regressive progress to erpress the paradoxical nature of modern civilization.

ISRAEL TO BUSH: READ MY LIPS (tags)

This article warns America about the danger in it's present policy toward Israel.

Report From Afghanistan by Sonali Kolhatkar, 5-27-05 (transcript) (tags)

". . . If the news media covers something [about Afghanistan], donations pour in. If they stop covering it, donations go down. . . . Our donations have plummeted. A lot of projects [are] closing down." -- Sonali Kolhatkar, co-director, Afghan Women's Mission

NWO Routed (tags)

French and Dutch Patriots Rout the New World Order

A current US program of involuntary human experimentation (tags)

YOU HAVE THE STINK OF BUSH ALLLLLLLL OVER YOUR BODY...ITS IN YOUR BODY, IN YOUR MIND, IT IS FILTH, NAZI ZIONIST FILTH....

Student Statement Opposing UC-Bechtel Bid (tags)

The Regents of the University of California have announced a partnership with the Bechtel Corporation in their bid to manage the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The students of the UC oppose this partnership and the UC’s continued involvement in the design and production of nuclear weaponry.

Freedom according to the Stock Market (Gunter Grass) (tags)

"Our freely elected delegates are not free int heir decisions..Profit maximization is passed off as a basic value instead of the social obligation of property..Democracy perishes, not the state.."

Darth Vader and the New World Order (tags)

Alex Jones of Infowars.com compares the latest Star Wars film to the New World Order Elite.

A current US program of involuntary human experimentation (tags)

http://www.geocities.com/mrmistermicko/reportPrint.html

Depopulation of a Planet (tags)

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IMPEACHMENT TIME - Palast (tags)

Here it is. The smoking gun. The memo that has "IMPEACH HIM" written all over it.

Vietnam and Cuba - Thirty Years After Liberation (tags)

Thirty years ago today Vietnam fell...into the hands of the Vietnamese. Actually, it was taken by the Vietnamese after decades of struggle. Cuba was there to support Vietnam all the way. A discussion of Vietnam and Cuba's links to it.

‘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.

President Tarja Halonen's Legal State is A Common Joke (tags)

You read yourself how Socialist Finland takes care of Official Legal Proceeding; No identification necessary, how socialist government judges list people, how Court Judges commit slanders and so on.

Against Rightwing Demagogues (tags)

Migrants did not only serve Nazis as scape-goats. As the fascists declared the Jews scapegoats, their grandchildren today blame foreigners for unemployment and social cuts. We need a literacy campaign against the social demagogues of the right wing.

The Security Mania (tags)

Since Margaret Thatcher's brazen slogan `I dont know any society-only individuals', the old pre-fascist social Darwinism has become socially acceptable again..The wolf is praised as exemplary for our future economy.

Would you like to try it? (tags)

A friend of mine living at the United States of America wanted to try how the living is in Finland. So, I placed an enquiry and told him the sum an unemployed person would get on the dole. Unofficial bet was made of this three month journey and this is the result were.

CSN's John Patrick updates on China, media criticism (tags)

CSN's John Patrick updates on China, media criticism

Block this Man! Protest against John Bolton (tags)

John Bolton said repeatedly that the United Nations only has value when it serves the interests of the US and that the most effective Security Council would be one in which only the US would be a permanent member.

KIM IL SUNG ON DOGMATISM, REVISIONISM, AND ANTI-US STRUGGLE (tags)

Classic Text by Comrade Kim Il Sung

A Government By The Terrorists And For The Terrorists (tags)

You think you know what happened on 9/11?

George Bush is a murderer! (tags)

Lizard loyalist GW Bush and skull and bones homo erect this, is a terrorist and should be shot on site going by the laws and edicts written up since his 911 mass a cure...

MEDIA IMPARTIALITY A MYTH (tags)

Amid ever more aggressive criticism of our ‘democratic’ mass media the question we should ask is whether our media’s much vaunted impartiality has become blatantly partial over the last years or whether the mass media has always been the serf of particular interests, interests camouflaged as the struggle to preserve the freedom of ‘our’ democratic world.

Bashar Assad ordered the death of Rafiq Hariri (Bill Clinton ) (tags)

People in the media should stop making up infantile excuses by saying the real power behind Bashar Assad killed Hariri. Assad is the power

WITHERED Arts Journalism in LA? (tags)

"All historic epochs have cynics who pontificate that everything under the sun has been accomplished, and that there are "no more movements" on the horizon. Such proclamations are the clearest sign that all hell is about to break loose. Artists have always reacted to the world around them - with their collective actions forming schools or movements. To declare that we are in a "post-movement" period while the world is burning is nothing short of delusional."

US/EU coup in Kyrgyzstan (tags)

Continuing the process of "regime change" against countries with governments not fully subservient to the US/EU, a coup was launched yesterday in the former Soviet Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan. It is believed that the president was about to evict the US "anti-terror" military base there.

Intellectual Ferment in the Party (tags)

QUESTION : I was just wondering if you could speak a little bit to how--while not throwing out democratic centralism or something like that--how do you have the party in the mix of all of these ideas? You went to China and you talked to these people around how China was opening up to the West and saying Marcos was a great leader and this, that and the other, and you were asking these people in the Chinese party and they didn't have the answers. And part of it is: did those people not have the answers, or did they have some questions on it, but they were more debating it internally and they couldn't talk to you about it? How can you have the mix of people being able to be in the midst of all the questions that are going on, intellectually--political questions, but also in the ideological realm--without breaking democratic centralism? How do you have people in the mix of that, being able to engage it and even in some ways go off in the wrong direction in order to eventually get to the right direction, but then not have that cause a splintering effect. You know?

Offensive and Defensive Aggression: Herbert Marcuse (tags)

In this 1970 interview in the midst of the Vietnam aggression, Marcuse insists that affirmation of life is the distinction between offensive and defensive aggression. The phy-sician cutting off a leg and a pilot ordering passengers are defensive aggression.

Fortress America (tags)

Beware of the coming police state, things are about to get nasty. Stay armed to the teeth is my recommendation.

Walden Bello, Jose Maria Sison and Schisms in the Left (tags)

Despite efforts by many around the world to rise above sectarianism in the face of the USA's raw imperialism, Walden Bello, a prominent critic of neo-liberalism, has launched an international distancing campaign against the Communist Party of the Philippines and the democratic sectoral movements which draw political inspiration from them. Claiming that the CPP's military wing has targeted him with a “hit list,” which in fact is a mere diagram showing the international linkages of various Phillipino parties and individuals, Bello is playing a dangerous game. Included on the diagram is Bello's Akbayan parlimentary party.

Refuse the national ID Card (tags)

When ever you allow your name to be spelled in capital letters you go from being a natural person with rights to the status of a slave with no rights. The truth is you should never accept any piece of ID, it always works agains you.

Killers without Borders (tags)

This probably disqualifies most of america, but this article is for smoeone with the intelligence to grasp its meaning...

Decoding Da Dubya Code (tags)

Revolutionaries, reporters and film crews assembled on Friday morning for a "Press Conference and Anti-Inaugural Banquet." It was held near Howard University at Café Manowaj, a cool and funky hang-out run by a crew of radical South Africans. Steaming breakfast dishes (named for people’s heroes and historical highpoints) soon appeared. Indymedia and RW reporters tended to order Amandla eggs. The Fox-5 TV guy was all over the Paris Commune French Toast. (His footage of our red-flag-filled cowboy-hat stomping made the 5 o’clock news that night.)

Sunsara Taylor: Are there any born-agains in the house who are deep into biblical armageddon prophesies? No? In that case, I first need to first walk you all through my ‘Armageddon Crash Course for post-Enlightenment Thinkers’....

At this very moment millions of people are being seduced into going for simple, good-versus-evil answers to the agonizing and growing complexities of the world. They are consumed with the coming Judgment Day, the return of Jesus, Armageddon, the Rapture.

Iran, the draft, and another "New Pearl Harbor"? (tags)

Are the Bush Neo-cons setting the stage for *another* "New Pearl Harbor" attack on US interests--one that may dwarf September 11? The author of the following article thinks so. He thinks the attack is being planned to mobilize the US for ever more war and to ensure support for a military draft. And the article's footnote suggests the attack on US interests may hit a US city...and it may be nuclear.

Ward Churchill responds to attacks... (tags)

Press Release - by Ward Churchill January 31, 2005

Keynes in Uniform (tags)

Bush seems to have learned the same thing as former president Reagan from the histori-cal experience of the 1930s.. What helps are tax cuts and cuts in social spending.

Democracy in America: Tocqueville (tags)

Despotism of the majority appeared in the two-party system from the start.. Under the flag of sovereignty of the people, the majority become a silenced degraded mass.. In democracy, people become increasingly equal; in industry, people become unequal.

JEWISH GREEN DAY IN ISRAEL (tags)

This article describes the love between a people and its homeland, and how it's realized through "Green" techniques, technologies, and farming.

Are you ready for the Government Domestic Detention Camps? (tags)

This was just recently posted at TBRNews.org and it clearly details WHAT our so-called "government" has in store of a select few of we citizens. I've posted it in it's entire length, and while it will take a while to read, it is well worth the effort to become DULY INFORMED. It is so comprehensive that I doubt even serious trolls/debunkers will try to refute it, but nonetheless, let the trolls begin their debunking....

100 Facts and 1 Opinion (tags)

From the Purple States to your brain

Open Words about the Empire (tags)

Everyone who rises to prominence learns to think in the obsequious sentences of an English butler serving cookies to the Prince of Wales.. Wars as the US waged in the last 60 years always serve to prevent democracy at home.

Five Years After WTO Protests: Seattle Weekly Trashes Anti-Globalization Movement (tags)

The media spin cycle leading up to major anti-globalization protests has become so predictable that activists have been forced to come up with better media strategies to keep up with the lies and disinformation. The mainstream media starts the cycle several months in advance with articles and coverage about the upcoming summit and accompanying protests.

Republicans Cry "Election Fraud" in Ukraine (tags)

Bush's cronies would know election fraud, wouldn't they? However, unlike John Kerry, in Ukraine the anti-Bush forces haven't rolled over and played dead - they're defending their country from a hostile takeover.

E-Day: The Collapse of the Oil Lie (tags)

For a long time the oil market has functioned according to the laws of the monopoly game with players in Riad, Washington and Houston.. Only 50% of the necessary oil will be available in 8 years in 2012..

WAR, CAPITALISM & ELECTIONS: An Interview w STEPHEN GOWANS – Canadian Political Essayist (tags)

Read ANGIE's – regular and erudite Indybay-IMC (Indybay.org) Poster fm Canada – incisive interview with Canadian political essayist STEPHEN GOWANS. Angie has scored a previous interview with Israeli pro-Palestinian human rights activist Ran Ha Cohen. We await similar interviews with Uri Avnery and others who speak directly to issues of global justice – as well as global resistance to imperialist racism and the elite capitalists' rapaciousness that will gamble ALL our lives. We, finally, are at an especially critical world cross-roads: we can choose illumination or illusion, enlightenment or inconsequence, mutual respect or profligate death.

The Politics of Imperialism (tags)

Latin America provides a powerful reference point for the toilers of the world suffering from the imperial re-division of their countries.

Anatomy of a Chomsky Smearing (tags)

Andrew Sullivan Slimes Chomsky on Real Time with Bill Maher Welcome to the world of Andrew Sullivan-- slander, slink and then hide from accountability for his own dismal, truly pathetic words.

MANY AMERICANS QUIETLY SUPPORT THE COURAGEOUS IRAQI RESISTANCE! (tags)

In the Oliver Stone Vietnam War movie "Platoon", one African American soldier says that, "The U.S. has been going around kicking everybody else's ass for so long, I know that it's about time that the U.S. got its *own* ass kicked." THAT TIME HAS COME AGAIN!!

Bush Regime Maintains Power Through Electoral Fraud (tags)

Whither Democracy In The United States?

PAKISTAN’S KALASHNIKOV CULTURE AND THE CIA-ISI-SAUDI AXIS (tags)

Bush administration ties to Middle Eastern terrorists, the overthrow of Benazir Bhutto and the CIA

Fascism and the Republican Party (tags)

The close relationship with the Republican Party of fascist individuals and groups from the period of Nazi rule in Europe.

An Iran-contra/al Qaeda Reader (tags)

"the presence of Secord in Best's Azerbaijani oil venture ought to have raised blood red flags around the world..."

An Iran-Contra/al Quaeda Reader (tags)

"the presence of Secord in Best's Azerbaijani oil venture ought to have raised blood red flags around the world..."

A MOM'S FYI: George W. Bush....Buzzing for Your Vote!! (tags)

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the making of the terror myth (tags)

does al-qaeda exist a more than a dark political fantasy?

Iraqi child deaths : Media indifferent as unicef reports worsening catastrophe (tags)

On February 16, 2003, Tony Blair responded to the biggest protest march in Britain's history the previous day: "Yes, there are consequences of war. If we remove Saddam by force, people will die, and some will be innocent. ... But there are also consequences of 'stop the war'. There will be no march for the victims of Saddam, no protests about the thousands of children that die needlessly every year under his rule..." (Blair, 'The price of my conviction,' The Observer, February 16, 2003)

Responsible Voting (tags)

Propaganda Equations (tags)

A list of examples of propaganda in the US corporate media.

Kerry and the War Issue: Seymour Hirsch (tags)

"The rapid ascent of the neoconservatives surprises him.. They thought the march to Baghdad was essentialf or the war against terror and that afterwards democracy would flow like water from a fountain!.."

Normalcy: The Most Common Mental Illness (tags)

Just what is mental illness?

The Anatomy of ''Terror Experts'' (tags)

The Terror Experts existed before the Iraqi resistance and they will exist after it. Wherever the oppressed rise and effectively resist imperial rule there will be academic chairs, foundations grants and Centers for International Studies for the ambitious upwardly mobile Terror Expert. The Imperial state will demand their services, the prestigious Councils of Foreign Relations will offer membership and universities will reward them with distinguished professorships. They will be celebrities ­ the mass media talk shows will feature them. They will be far from the killing fields but their spirit will be there, on the front lines and in the torture chambers, guiding the hands that place the hoods over the unredeemable, nihilists, Muslims, Marxists or national patriots.

The real stakes of the election (tags)

Democrats for Bush (tags)

Former Soviet Union Won 2004 Olympics (tags)

Labor's collective wealth, as represented by the medals won at the Olympic Games in 2004, made possible 162 medals, with 45 of them gold, for the former Soviet Union putting it in first place, and 103 medals, wth 35 of them gold, to the US, putting it in second place, out of 301 medal events.

Big media's big mistakes (tags)

George W. Bush, The Neocons, & The Nazis: Ties That Bind (tags)

There are numerous connections between the Bush family and the Nazis. Moreover, the philosophy of the neocons within the Bush administration has already been connected with fascism. However, no article has attempted to present an overview of the fascist connections within the Bush administration.

"Wars are Good for the Economy": The Global Free Trade System (tags)

"The international free market was created artificially in the 18th and 19th centuries with the force of the English colonial state and did not develop naturally from the free exchange of goods as neoliberals constantly claim.."

FREE SPEECH? (tags)

"You have the right to free speech.... that is, if you're crazy enough to actually try it!" - Know your Rights, The Clash

"The pain of my son's death does not get any better, it just gets worse as time goes (tags)

Interview with Celeste Zappala, Mother of Army Sgt. Sherwood R. Baker

Will the Fence calm the region or exacerbate the conflict? (tags)

Reagan Replace Hamilton on the Ten-Spot? Not! (tags)

A move is afoot to supplant Alexander Hamilton’s image on the very currency he helped strengthen with that of a recently-departed president whose main political achievement was establishing style over substance. Should we put Ronald Reagan’s mouth (and the rest of his face, and for that matter, his hair) where our money is? For the answer, read on.

BTL:Former Diplomats and Generals Publicly Condemn Bush Foreign Policy (tags)

Interview with Robert Oakley, career U.S. diplomat, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Communist "israeli" Parties (tags)

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Resurgent America: Crimes and Times of Reagan (tags)

Ronald Reagan--the U.S. president from 1981 to 1989--relentlessly drove this planet to the very brink of nuclear world war--while preaching, with a fundamentalist fervor, that a nuclear Armageddon was "winnable." Now Reagan has finally died. And this empire, its leaders and its utterly shameless media are all honoring this monster. This myth-making, this utter reversal of right and wrong, says a lot about them and their system. And it says a lot about this moment in history--when American is in a midst of a new aggressive global offensive.

Women Raped Before Their Husbands (tags)

Statements and findings by non-governmental organisations and human-rights groups detail how one female detainee had been raped 17 times in one day by ‘Iraqi’ police in the presence of US troops. Another NGO reported of how one mother-of-four killed herself after being held by her hair and raped in front of her restrained husband, who was forced to watch.

The Icy Normality of Hunger (tags)

"World agriciulture in its present state of development could feed 12 billion persons.. The daily silent genocide of hunger that occurs in icy normality is not a fate. People are responsible.. For Rousseau, there was no natural law of capital.."

Former Diplomats, Retired Military Leaders to Call for Bush Ouster (tags)

Among the group are 20 ambassadors, appointed by both Democratic and Republican presidents, other former State Department officials and military leaders whose careers span three decades.

Heroes and Ghosts (The Reagan Years) (tags)

This Article examines the historical character of Ronald Reagan verses his recent posthumous herofication

I'll Piss On His Grave (tags)

With the death of Ronald Reagan the world will now face a weeklong orgy of grandiloquent of US military power and American Imperialism. Reagan was a cold-blooded murderer, a union busting parasite, con artist, and a good liar. Reagan was evil personified, he can rot in hell.

Skinheads fight their 'holy war' (tags)

Semyon Tokmakov stretches out his hand and points to a thick scar he got from assaulting a black US Marine six years ago. The attack cost him one-and-a-half years in jail, but Tokmakov says he has no regrets.

Our Myopic Beeblebrox: Plausible Selective Memories (tags)

Pabst Blue Ribbon, ketchup, a Black Panther in Cuba, myopia, Pat Brown and Sci-Fi classics: an eclectic and selective obituary of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States of America.

The virulent venom of frustrated rage (tags)

Eulogy for Raygun (tags)

"Soldier of Fortune" Mark Vallen. Photo collage March 1985. Created as a street flyer for mass distribution.

The Reagan Legacy (tags)

Usually, I am very reluctant to criticize the dead. However, since the corporate media seem so fervent in their desire to glorify Ronald Reagan and will probably do so for weeks, if not months, I believe an alternative perspective is only fair.

Ronald Reagan, 93, dies at California home (tags)

Ronald Reagan, the one-time movie actor who became one of the nation's most important 20th-century presidents, died today at his California home. He was 93.

Red China (tags)

Freedom Rings Only In Our Ears

Screwing up by the Numbers (tags)

This War was a Deliberate screw up. Everything done wrong to provoke a strategy of terror. A new level of provocation deigned to create the new snakes of terrorism the enemy so badly needed at the fall of the Soviet Union and its co option, to provide the new excuse for military/ police spending.

How Many Gods in One Heaven? (tags)

Analysis of the Fourth World War in the Middle East

For egg sucking dog liberals (tags)

Food for thought............................ Whether you agree or not, it's an interesting lesson in history. Something to think about...

Inventing the news (tags)

Another of thousands of examples of the mass media 'inventing news' to fit their agenda. With most people accepting what they hear on TV as fact it is little wonder myth can gain universal acceptance.

Saddam's capture revisited (tags)

On 28 March the BBC aired an "expose" revealing the identity of Saddam Hussein's betrayer, but news of this had already broken by January. And what the BBC didn't mention was that a chain of events, beginning last July, signaled the start of the dictator's demise.

Call to Action June 5th, 2004 (tags)

A call to action against the G-8 on the night of June 5, 2004.

Logic, Mythology and the Iraq War (tags)

The logical reasons why George W. Bush's rationalizations for the Iraq war are asinine and the discussions by pundits and so-called experts on corporate television are based on false assumptions and are ridiculous as well.

Conspirators of the Iraq war (tags)

A high-ranking military officer reveals how Defense Department extremists suppressed information and twisted the truth to drive the country to war.

Why I do not believe in communism? (tags)

Some facts on communism and monopolies.

WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY KILLS TROOPS (tags)

William F. Buckley lied as usual, on the Dennis Miller Show on CNBC on my CATV system yesterday. He was trying to sell a book of lies about the Berlin Wall. The biggest whopper told was when he conceded to Dennis that WE WON THE COLD WAR. Nothing could be further from the truth.

An anti-state communist perspective on the war (tags)

This is 2003 article about the Iraq War 2, just before it started. It's from Anarchy: a journal of desire armed. It's unusually prescient in its predictions of how the entire war will go. I post this because the journal has been criticized by some anarchistists as "primitivist", and Anarchism has been derided by the Left as everything from chaos to disruptive and unthinking. Liberals stereotype anarchists as young fashion victims, implying they are shallow. These are simplistic stereotypes at best, and fear mongering at the worst. Articles like this one below, I hope, give people pause to consider the relevance and usefulness of anti-state, anti-capitalist critique. Remember, this article was written before we invaded Iraq. So here goes. -- Just Another Anarchist

Reclaim Lenin from "Leninists" and "Leninism", Part 1 (tags)

A Critique of Doug Lorimer's article, in Links (No. 24, pp. 96-112), on "Leninism" and a few suggestions as to what an organisation drawing the useful lessons of Lenin's activity, experience and writings, might look like in modern conditions. How we might possibly get there from the present situation of a proliferation of Marxist sects.

Elections in Spain & Russia: voters oppose Bush hegemony (tags)

In Spain and Russia, voters decisively rejected candidates aligned with the American and British governments. However, in both countries the winners are also in favor of internal clampdowns against "terrorism."

US Unloads WMB in Iraq (tags)

The Teharan Times reported sat. Mar. 13 that the US forces in southern Iraq have been unloading a large cargo of parts for constructing long range missiles and weapons of mass destruction in the southern ports of Iraq.

Captain Ward Boston Blows Lid off USS Liberty Cover-up (tags)

Ward Boston is right about Liberty attack

Pentagon report and global environmental crisis (tags)

The Pentagon is saying in the report printed below that world capitalism is going to be thrown into severe crisis by the developing environmental catastrophe. For all activists, and for the working class in general, this is the most important report to be made available to us in decades.

Winds of change sweep Cyprus (tags)

On Feb. 13 Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders and the United Nations announced agreement on a historic framework that could result in the reunification of Cyprus by May 1

USS Liberty Attack Cover-up/San Diego Union Tribune Article on Captain Ward Boston (tags)

USS Liberty Attack Cover-up

The Fascist Fraternity (tags)

A history of the close collaboration of fascists of different nationalities when faced with the common threat of socialism.

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

"Russia doesn't conduct negotiations with terrorists — it destroys them." (tags)

its not over people, its a hard fact that something must be done to end the bloodshed and violence, and putins methods are not really working

White House sold war with ‘smoke & mirrors’ (tags)

Which is worse, a president who doesn’t know what’s going on and is manipulated by others, or a president who launches a war knowingly using false or misleading information to sell it to the American people?

LIES VS. FACTS (tags)

An article on the true nature of Marx and socialism/communism.

Morons in Space (tags)

state and corporate interests collude to militarize and colonize space

The Danger of Space Junk (tags)

by steve olson few are considering the environmental hazards that space travel has begun to create in the biggest ocean of all

Prosecute The Washington Post for War Crimes (tags)

"What Katharine Graham warned against 26 years ago has already come to pass. The Post has moved considerably to the right of its readership base, which finds itself alienated from and revolted by the paper's robotic echoing of the administration's war propaganda."

Kronstadt:Trotsky was right!! (tags)

New material from Soviet Archives

Miami FTAA Protest: Cops Rampage Against Youth, Labor (tags)

What Strategy to Defeat Imperialism?

Are you Afraid of Bush? (tags)

This is simply a must read...

The Road to Hell (tags)

It time to share the truth with others, please spread this far and wide...

2004 - Year Of The Slave (tags)

HAPPY NEW YEAR SLAVE !

Preventive War, Common Security and the State (tags)

Does the return of preventive war as a "norm" of international relations take the world back to before July 1914, and if so, what are the likely consequences? What does this tell us about the state system and the prospects for human survival?

Watch List or Witch Hunt? (tags)

In 1962, a national security “watch list,” issued by the FBI, red-flagged all materials coming from Puerto Rico of an anti-American or pro-Soviet nature, peace groups going from the U.S. to the Soviet Union...

2004 - Year of the Slave (tags)

The time has come to take back your Power People!!

Imperialists Gloat over Capture of Former Henchman Saddam Hussein (tags)

The American imperialist butchers made clear, yet again, the kind of “democracy” they have in mind for Iraq when U.S. troops yesterday fired into a protest in support of Hussein in a town west of Baghdad, killing three people.

Anti Defamation League (ADL) #7 (tags)

Freedom of Information Act records show that the ADL played a major role in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s co/intell/pro racial matters' and white hate groups' operations targeting the civil rights movement as well as its opponents.

The Permanent Revolution: Battle cry of the 21st Century (tags)

On the trotskyist review Marxism Alive 2 - October 2000

My Parents were victoms of Saddam (tags)

Reagan on a Dime (tags)

An argument against the perception of Ronald Reagan as a great President. In my opinion, he doesn't deserve to be on the dime or have his face chiseled into Mt. Rushmore as some conservatives have suggested.

Anti Defamation League (ADL) (tags)

It is extremely dangerous what I am embarking upon, simply because so many people who have attempted to reveal this history previously have been killed in the process of doing it. I have no fear, and I will finish what I start, or someone will, because it needs to be done.

U.C. and Mind Control (tags)

Covert use of liberals as experimental laboratory animals without the need for "ethical review committees"

Don't kill bush for me, do it for Jesus (tags)

Demon bush must not, under any circumstances, be allowed to survive from his evil onslaught he has criminally dictated against our God and Humanity as war mongering monster liar.

Speech - Genocidal Correctness, by John Kusumi (tags)

SPEECH OPPOSITE U.S. VISIT OF CHINA PREMIER WEN JIABAO, AND NICKNAMING U.S. CHINA POLICY 'GENOCIDAL CORRECTNESS,' WEEK OF DEC. 7-13, 2003

Bush Sued under RICO for 9/11 (tags)

911 Victim's Wife, Ellen Mariani, files RICO Act Federal Court Complaint against President Bush and Cabinet Members

History- 17 Years Later (tags)

A wonderful piece by John Bennett in a time of conglomorate-controlled media.

JFK, 9-11, and the REAL America: Tying It All Together (tags)

An organic reconsideration of US history and major "conspiracy theories" of the past 40 years, including those pertaining to the 9-11 attack, and how they shed light on America's present drift into fascism.

Democracy or oligarchy? (tags)

Cuba's government is the only one in the world today that is publicly standing up to the neoconservative ideology of the New World Order. Although many Third World governments apparently agree with and support the Cubans, they seem unwilling at this point to risk the capital disinvestment which would follow taking an independent path to development. There are enormous natural resources in the Third World and billions of possible workers and consumers.

FORTY YEARS OF LIES (tags)

THE LIKELY FRIGHTENING TRUTH...

G.W.Bush. a Satanic mind. (tags)

Assassination is big business. It is the business of the CIA and any other power that can pay for the "hit" and control the assured getaway. The CIA brags that its operations in Iran in 1953 led to the pro-Western attitude of that important country. The CIA also takes credit for what it calls the "perfect job" in Guatemala. Both successes were achieved by assassination. What is this assassination business and how does it work? Col. L. Fletcher Prouty . Col. Prouty spent 9 of his 23 year military career in the Pentagon (1955-1964): 2 years with the Secretary of Defense, 2 years with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and 5 years with Headquarters, U.S. Air Force. In 1955 he was appointed the first "Focal Point" officer between the CIA and the Air Force for Clandestine Operations per National Security Council Directive 5412. He was Briefing Officer for the Secretary of Defense (1960-1961), and for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Fundamentalism's Bloody Homeland for Jews (tags)

I have previously written about this highly embarrassing, and therefore actively covered up, aspect of modern fundamentalism, namely, the movement's substitution of Jews for Christians as the victims of a supposedly future (but actually past) "Great Tribulation." Fundamentalists actively support the State of Israel, despite their belief that by doing so, they are helping to lure millions of Jews into a horrible death: "Holocaust II." They do so for a reason: they expect to escape death personally. This is a powerful incentive.

U.S. Military Upholds TV Cover Ban on Iraq Coffins (tags)

U.S. Military Upholds TV Cover Ban on Iraq Coffins

Billions are wondering why (the government is so crooked) (tags)

Several billion people in the world — including myself — are wondering why: • America is hell-bent on destroying its own Constitution. The first Patriot Act torpedoed most of it, but now the new Patriot Act II — currently under wraps and about to be deployed secretly for a rigged vote in Congress — actually contains a provision to revoke the citizenship of American citizens if they are deemed to be connected with a terrorist organization. This decision would require no proof, only an assertion by the government. It means that people who attend peace protests are now eligible for indefinite detention without access to lawyers or phone calls to family. To be clear, it means quite literally that America is no longer a free country, and that its citizens are no longer Constitutionally protected from arbitrary punishment by its war-mad government.

SYRIAN WHISPERS (tags)

Syrian whispers: The lack of press freedom in Syria causes more speculative rumour than it prevents

Banging Your Head Into Walls (The Evil Oligarchs Kill, and kill, and kill again) (tags)

John Chuckman is a Vietnam Veteran who now lives in Canada. "Not that there is no such thing as genuine terrorists. Of course, there are. Terrorism - from the Sons of Liberty and the Klu Klux Klan to black street gangs and camouflage-obsessed militia-nuts - is a rich part of American history. Please note that it has not been dealt with by blowing up whole neighborhoods of innocent people. "

The KGB's Man (tags)

The Israeli government has vowed to expel Yasser Arafat, calling him an "obstacle" to peace. But the 72-year-old Palestinian leader is much more than that; he is a career terrorist, trained, armed and bankrolled by the Soviet Union and its satellites for decades.

Spy Finance and the Black Budget (tags)

".....a congressional investigation revealed that the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), a supersecret agency whose existence was publicly acknowledged only a few years ago, lost track of a $2 billion slush fund because it was so highly classified even top intelligence officials had no control over it."

The Forbidden Truths of the Insane God Myth (tags)

A devastating dissection of the toxic, poisonous, and genocidally evil consequences of the Insane God Myth upon the human species.

Protecting U.S. Oil Interests in Iraq. (tags)

In the short term, through the Development Fund and the Export-Import Bank programs, the Iraqi peoples’ oil will finance U.S. corporate entrees into Iraq. In the long term, Executive Order 13303 protects anything those corporations do.

Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior (tags)

It is this obviousness with Bush’s stalking-horse Clark that offends even the weakest minds. The obviousness that the vast majority of all the people, all the time, never even see at all. Lincoln was wrong!

On Tactics and Strategy: How Bush has Misunderstood Military Strategic Doctrine (tags)

You know you never defeated us on the battlefield, said the American colonel. The North Vietnamese colonel pondered this remark a moment. That may be so, he replied, but it is also irrelevant.

Hegemony, Survival and Self-Deterrence (tags)

We are currently witnessing a major expansion in the US, hence Western, global military system.

Land Theft near Jenin (tags)

* www.SoundsLikeFreedom.org is the website of a group of people working In Jenin, Occupied Palestine. On the website are written articles and reports, and radio and real-media video files for download, made both by Palestinians and Internationals, some available in both English and Arabic. We aim to provide a direct voice from the residents of Jenin to the world, and also provide on the spot, witness based news from the town.*

Paul Robeson honored with postage stamp (tags)

CHICAGO – Bowing to a six-year grassroots campaign, the U.S. Postal Service has announced that it will issue a stamp commemorating the life of Paul Robeson. The announcement is being greeted with joy in the ranks of those who fought for its issuance.

WESLEY CLARK: HOPE AGAINST HOPE (tags)

THIS IS A PEACE CANDIDATE?

Retired General Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior and The Grey Men (tags)

Should Wesley Clark win the primary nomination for president for the Democratic party, America loses and Bush wins; or Clark wins the general election and America loses. America loses and Empire the only winner.

The Fascist Fraternity (tags)

A history of the colloboration of German and American capitalists in World War 2 to not only profit from war, but spread fascism as well.

The Cancun Summit-WTO on the edge of abyss (tags)

WTO

Shrub In Trouble over CIA Leak (tags)

Seems like da shrub is in some VERY hot water right now....

On how to make enemies  (tags)

What attracted my attention to this article was the idea of the existence of a US bureau whose sole purpose is to propagate ideas which effectively create new enemies of the US.

Howard Dean: Assclown (tags)

None of the Democrats has the guts to come out and demand that U.S. forces turn tail and run when the going gets tough. If only one of them had the courage to demand cowardice like a real Democrat!

People's Paradise Lost (tags)

At 61, he wears a bouffant hairstyle and elevator shoes to add to his potbellied 5-foot-3-inch frame. In public, he tries to appear majestic, but in private he is said to be a man of carnal appetites, famed for his love of Italian cuisine, rock lobster, French wine and cognac. He once brought in two chefs from Milan to make pizza in Italian-made ovens, and is rumoured to be the world's single biggest buyer of his favourite cognac, Hennessy Paradis, which costs $630 a bottle.

Circumvention of the Rights of the 'Mentally Ill' (tags)

Once again, the 'mentally ill' suffer at the hands of psychiatry.

9/11: THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF INSANITY (tags)

DANGEROUS FANTASIES...

American Interventionism, Need For A Change. (tags)

An overview of U.S. intervention and values, and a better approach to International relations and interventionism.

U.S. Hands Off North Korea! (tags)

With Over 7,000 Civilians Killed in the U.S./British War on Iraq and thousands more civilians dead in Afghanistan, War Crazed Imperialists Scope Out Next Victims!

The Sage of Imperialism: Harry Magdoff (tags)

This conference report was published in: Monthly Review Newsletter, Summer 2003. "Neoconservative hawks should be seen as frustrated outsiders involved in a desperate gamble to shore up declining US power by throwing legitimacy to the winds."

Dollars for Terror (tags)

Carol Brouillet, who prints the Deception Dollars, and reviews a book that shows (or at least contends) how Osama bin Laden is part of the CIA terror network.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 8/22/03 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.

The Great Myth of US Benevolence (tags)

A few thoughts about the reluctance of many Americans to accept the realities of US imperialism.

Terror and the Empire (tags)

"Globalization is daily terror. Every seven seconds a child under 10 dies of starvation. Every four minutes a person loses eyesight on account of Vitamin A deficiency. Over 100,000 die every die of hunger..(while) world agriculture could feed twelve billion."

What is going on in Iraq today? An Iraqi view (tags)

Raid Fahmi is a member of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party (ICP). He represented the ICP at the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties in Athens, Greece, June 19-20, 2003.

"Last Convulsion of US Power" (tags)

"Facts interest me, not theories. the fact is the US consumes more than it produces. There is a gigantic growing annual US foreign trade deficit of $500 billion.. The wars of the US are an attempt to prove something that is disappearing, the global power of US."

''U.S. media misleading public on Iraq casualties'' (tags)

That the U.S. Media Lies is a Given. They are Paid Whores of the elites who own them. Here is one of the ways they lie.

GOP Alliance may Split over Stem-Cells (tags)

For most of the 20th Century, leading conservatives and libertarians united against atheist-collectivists. To this day, a WWII-era alliance between US capitalists and moralists continues long after the defeat of the "Reds." And then came stem-cell research...

'We are above the law': interview with richard butler: (tags)

It's this - this administration has a view of the special character of the United States, the singular and exclusive character that is new. I've talked to them about it and they make this plain. They say "We are the sole super power, we're therefore the exceptional country, we're outside of international law. Others have to obey the law and obey the rules, but we don't."

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.

Global Power Elites and the New Wars (tags)

"A representative republic was transformed into a plutocracy. Privatizing public property was a continuous tendency during the whole modern age." The average net worth of the 400 richest Americans rose tenfold by 1999..The Bush administration has martial plans, not a Marshall plan." From the German

Ann Coulters Crummy New Screed (Character Assassination) (tags)

In short, Ann Coulter has once again revealed herself as one of the most destructive forces in American politics, repeatedly making outrageously irrational arguments and demonstrably false claims. "Treason" is the culmination of a dismaying trend toward factually misleading and inflammatory books from pundits such as Michael Moore, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. These authors may delight partisans and make their publishers rich, but their work impoverishes our political discourse.

israels secret weapon (tags)

for those who havent seen the BBC documentary that has israels govt in anti-semitic hysterics, here is the transcript

Ann Coulter's great new book 'Treason' (tags)

From Ann Coulter: a blistering expose of liberal treachery against America -- from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism

US hypocrisy astounding (tags)

Yet it is instructive the US is not opposed to establishing the court. It only wants its own military granted permanent immunity from genocide and war crimes trials.

Media walk on Ashcroft's leash (tags)

On March 1, give or take a day, in Columbus, Ohio, the FBI arrested an American citizen it says is Iyman Faris. There wasn't a word uttered. He vanished. No lawyer was notified. He made no phone calls and wrote no letters. He was a U.S. citizen who disappeared without a trace into a secret metal world.

Lawrence v. Texas Milestone for Humanity (tags)

Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court decision of June 26, 2003, legalizing homosexuality in the United States, is as much a milestone for the gay and lesbian community as Roe v. Wade of 1973, legalizing the right to abortion, was for women, and both are for humanity.

Democratic Party History: a Revealing Rap Sheet (tags)

A history of the Democratic Party's role in co-opting and diverting independent political movements, while advancing the agenda of the global capitalist police state. This and similar pieces can be found at

6/19 We Honor Ethel & Julius Rosenberg (tags)

The entire world honors the memory of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on June 19, 2003, 50 years after the fascist US government, aided by their Zionist collaborators, murdered these two outstanding socialists and defenders of the workingclass to perpetrate fascism at home and war abroad. By defending their innocence and resisting fascism, the Rosenbergs literally broke the back of the Cold War. In these terrible times, with fascists attempting to make the USA as reactionary as Nazi Germany, their example is a lesson to us all.

Irag-Two months after the fall-A Vietnamese trap for the coalition forces (tags)

Irag War

''Pogroms in America'' (tags)

The oddest thing about the "Jewish lobby" is that while its ability to intimidate both the U.S. government and the American media stems from a well-deserved reputation for highly effective grassroots organizing, it does so without having a genuine constituency.

June 19, 1953: The murder of the Rosenbergs (tags)

Think back to the political climate of the early 1950s: Senator Joseph McCarthy on the prowl. Alger Hiss convicted of “losing China.” Eleven leaders of the Communist Party convicted of “conspiracy to teach and advocate the violent overthrow of the United States.” A U.S. attack on North Korea.

What is American Interventionism Really About? (tags)

A look at American interventionism over the past fifty years that have not exactly been of a benevolent nature.

Your Bill of Rights Repealed (tags)

That's how it started in Nazi Germany. Hitler convinced a small core of Germany-first fanatics that Jews were a threat and the cause of their economic distress. "Good" Germans sat on their hands because they didn't want to be unpatriotic or unsupportive of their nation's leader.

Mass Media Mind Manipulation and the World of Illusion (tags)

The wealthiest men of our nation are in control of our education system. Our schools teach curriculums created by the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Endowment, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. While President of the Ford Foundation in 1954, Rowan Gaither explained the Foundation’s mandate: "… we operate in response to directives, the substance of which is that we shall use our grant making power to alter life in the United States so that it can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union."

Russia after the War in Irag (tags)

Russia

A PNAC Primer: How We Got Into This Mess (tags)

In the early-1990s, there was a group of ideologues and power-politicians on the fringe of the Republican Party's far-right. The members of this group in 1997 would found The Project for the New American Century (PNAC); their aim was to prepare for the day when the Republicans regained control of the White House -- and, it was hoped, the other two branches of government as well -- so that their vision of how the U.S. should move in the world would be in place and ready to go, straight off-the-shelf into official policy.

Who Are... The Righteous and Courageous Jews In Israel: (tags)

As the brutality of the military State of Israel continues to wage its unmerciful oppression against international peace workers AND the people of the Occupied Territories, young Israeli conscientious objectors wage their own courageous battle against the IDF.

THE ISRAELI WARS OF AGGRESSION AGAINST THE ARAB WORLD. (tags)

What you are reading about is the first attack of the Arabs on poor little Israel. Read the above again, does it sound like the Arabs attacked the Jews or that the Jews attacked the Arabs. The lies that Israel has fed people are so outrageous, they are laughable, except for one thing... they have worked. No one, who has studied the 1948 war, believes the Israeli version, yet it is still fed to the general public, and particularly in the United States, people actually believe it.

U.S. Hands Off North Korea! (tags)

With 9,000 Civilians Killed in the U.S./British Wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, War Crazed Imperialists Scope Out Next Victims!

Going Backwards Defense Execs Get Top Pentagon Posts (tags)

While Rumsfeld's aides defended the selections, some Pentagon officials bridled because of their daily battles with poor contractor performance and cost overruns. "They are bringing in the sharks," said Chuck Spinney, an Air Force system analyst. But Spinney conceded that Rumsfeld was caught in the predictable bind of finding experts for a new administration.

"America's favorite conspiracy theory: the moral argument" (tags)

It's later in the article when Kinsley gets into the conspiracies: "Why did Bush want this war? His ostensible reasons were unconvincing. Whatever we may find now in the rubble of Baghdad, he never offered any good evidence of a close link between Iraq and al-Qaeda or of weapons of mass destruction that could threaten the U.S.

Who Exactly are the Paranoid Anti-Americans? (tags)

Remember, these terrorists are brilliant. They are so brilliant that they anticipated and managed to piggy-back the September 11th attacks on top of two drills going on that morning. (One, a CIA drill, where an airplane crashing into a building was to be "simulated", and the other, a semi-annual NORAD drill apparently intended to "test" our nations defenses against attack.)

Oil wars Pentagon's policy since 1999 (tags)

Top-level document found confirming OIL WAR is perceived as legitimate US Defense Department policy.

New dangers and tasks for the new peace movement (tags)

We are living in exceedingly dangerous times. A decade ago, few of us expected this turn of events. With the end of the nuclear standoff between the United States and Soviet Union, millions of people felt enormous relief, believing that the nuclear arms race was giving way to a new era of peace.

STALIN AND THE CULT OF PERSONALITY? WAS THIS REAL? (tags)

It is difficult enough to try to stop people from hating you; you can try to be nice to them; that might work. But what about when people like you - or love you? Is it possible to stop them from feeling this? Sure it is, but to what end would anyone do that?

The Education of a Peacemaker (tags)

"Nationalism is not the same as culture..This triad of chosenness, glory and trauma produces vicious types of nationalistic ideologies that are constantly threateing world peace..Nationalism lays claim on land and times.."

So he thinks it’s all over... (tags)

George Bush has announced the end of the war. But try telling that to the Shias and the Badr Brigade, says Robert Fisk

SOME ARTICLES ON THE MANY ARAB-ISRAELI WARS STARTED BY ISRAEL (tags)

What you are reading about is the first attack of the Arabs on poor little Israel. Read the above again, does it sound like the Arabs attacked the Jews or that the Jews attacked the Arabs. The lies that Israel has fed people are so outrageous, they are laughable, except for one thing... they have worked. No one, who has studied the 1948 war, believes the Israeli version, yet it is still fed to the general public, and particularly in the United States, people actually believe it.

neoconservatives seek to ensnare US in an endless series of wars (tags)

by Pat Buchanan Does all this explain why bush was brought to power?..Incidentally, and just to be controversial, its my view that sept 11 could have been orchestrated by the neoconservatives

U.S. political objectives in the Middle East will Fail--Is Iran the Target? (tags)

In every age...the ultimate sources of war are the beliefs of those in power: their idea about what is of most fundamental importance and may therefore ultimately be worth a war.

Ending The Good Times - Exporting America’s High-Wage Jobs (tags)

The growing ability of U.S. employers to substitute cheaper foreign labor for U.S. labor is putting pressure on U.S. wages and salaries. On April 26 the New York Times reported that the real earnings of those in the top ten percent fell 1.4% over the last year. The real weekly pay for the median worker fell 1.5 percent.

Would the US Plant WMD’s – A Stroll Down Memory Lane (tags)

This article by ex-CIA officials discusses the question of US vs UN inspection teams looking for the notorious weapons of mass destruction. Also addresses the question of 'would the US plant evidence?......

The Cruise Missile Left: Helping the Establishment Attack the Peace Movement (tags)

Marc Cooper, Eric Alterman, Christopher Hitchens and Todd Gitlin, to name a few, paint the authentic Left with false assumptions, unsupported statements and incomplete reporting. Their progressive credentials are eagerly used by the Bush Admin to discredit the Peace Movement.

Monkey Business (tags)

Ah, shucks! Now the ADL-Mossad will threaten to burn down my apartment again. Well, I'm getting used to death threats and financial harassment. It builds character....

Capitalism: A Very Special Delirium (tags)

Capitalism: A Very Special Delirium an interview with Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari in: "Chaosophy", ed. Sylvere Lothringer, Autonomedia/Semiotexte 1995 with permission by the publishers

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Capitalism : A very special delusion~G. DeLeuze (tags)

Capitalism: A Very Special Delirium an interview with Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari

Fatherland The Remake (tags)

If you liked the Third Reich you'll just love the latest hilarious episode of Georgie Takes over the World. It's got laughs, and action, and blood n guts, and more blood, and more blood, and more blood, and more blood, and more blood,...

War on Terrorism (tags)

The illogical nature of the so-called war on terrorism and its use as an excuse for imperialism

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation (tags)

After 9/11, I also dared to hope, as did Tim Robbins, that some great good might come from the horrors of that day. I imagined that our leaders finally might begin to listen rather than pontificate; that my generation might finally be roused from its apathetic, avaricious condition and remember that it is more blessed to give than to receive. "And then came the speech."

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."

''Colombia: another front in broader U.S. war'' (tags)

By Matthew Riemer YellowTimes.org Columnist (United States)

DICTATORSHIPS (tags)

THE UNITED STATES MUST STOP SUPPORTING DICTATORSHIPS

How the CIA found and groomed Saddam Hussein (tags)

While many have thought that Saddam Hussein became involved with US intelligence agencies from the 1980 Iran-Iraq war, his first contacts date back to 1959 when he was part of a CIA-authorized six-man squad tasked with assassinating then Iraqi prime minister General Abd al-Karim Qasim.

Secret Bechtel Documents Reveal: Yes, It Is About Oil (tags)

Titled "Crude Vision: How Oil Interests Obscured US Government Focus on Chemical Weapons Use by Saddam Hussein," this report traces an intense effort by Reagan officials in the mid-OE80s to win Hussein's approval for a $2-billion oil pipeline to be built by Bechtel, running from the Euphrates oilfields in southern Iraq westward to Jordan and the Gulf of Aqaba. A key player in that effort was Rumsfeld, then the CEO of Searle drugs, the giant phramaceutical company.

The Winning of a Just War (tags)

The Europeans, and our own left, have put forth arguments that seem so manifestly false.

Impact of Protests on U.S. Policy (tags)

With the U.S. in Baghdad, protests against the war are affecting more than just the U.S. campaign against Iraq.

Oil for White People! Woohoo, Dead Iraqi Children Now! (tags)

It seems that the corporate press cabal of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Regime controlled NPR and just about every major newspaper in America sets policy for press coverage week to week

What Is Socialism, and Why We Oppose The Invasion of Iraq (tags)

Resist the war in the streets, workplaces, schools, and in the barracks! Organize to end all imperial bloodshed through socialist revolution!

Yugoslavia and Iraq: A War Comparison (tags)

A comparison of the so-called humanitarian interventions in Yugoslavia and Iraq

William Mandel, American Dissident (tags)

"If you think that I am going to cooperate with this collection of Judases, of men who sit there in violation of the United States Constitution, if you think I will cooperate with you in any manner whatsoever, you are insane!" From William Mandel’s 1960 testimony before HUAC

CONTRADICTIONS AND ABSURDITIES (tags)

DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO YOU?

Arms/oil biz/ PNAC (tags)

The clash between Great Powers ("Old Europe" versus and the Anglo-American military axis) broadly pertains to: 1 Defense and the military-industrial complex, 2. Control over Oil and Gas Reserves, 3. Money and currency systems: clash between the Euro and the Dollar.

A War in the Planning for Four Years (tags)

Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CFR Put War Plans In a 1997 Book - It Is "A Blueprint for World Dictatorship," Says a Former German Defense and NATO Official Who Warned of Global Domination in 1984, in an Exclusive Interview With FTW

Chicken Hawk Down! (tags)

Key Rumsfeld Adviser Perle Resigns Post

DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN DIED TODAY (tags)

Former Sen. Patrick Moynihan Dies at 76

George Bush II’s exit strategy after seizing Iraq’s oil: Seize South America’s oil. (tags)

Bush/Reich/U.S. oil companies/CIA stage coup attempt in Venezuela to oust democratically-elected President Hugo Chávez. U.S. government gains control of media outlets, trying to incite civil war in Venezuela to seize country’s oil revenues.

Not All Irishmen Hate America (tags)

An Appreciation

Abe Magil: A tribute to a working class, Marxist journalist (tags)

Marxist journalist and pamphleteer. Devoted family man and friend. Poet. Editor. Political leader. All of these describe Abe Magil, who died in January.

Expose the Links between Al Qaeda and the Bush Adminastration (tags)

The truth is Al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA, and they have closer links to the Bush adminastration than they do iraq!!!

Invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for invasion of Iran. (tags)

The ultimate purpose for the invasion of Iraq is not Iraq or Iraq's oil. There is ample evidence, from sources available to the public, to indicate that Iraq is not the real goal. Like Afghanistan, Iraq is being taken in preparation for the invasion of Iran.

New book: ''War in Colombia. Made in USA'' (tags)

The anti-war movement in the United States and around the world needs a clear view of the Pentagon's "Plan Colombia" and its impact on this hemisphere. Now that information is available in a book from the International Action Center: "War in Colombia--Made in U.S.A."

The Rot at the Center of the Empire (tags)

Of course, given the administration’s almost desperate attempt to find a “smoking gun” that will convince people to support the killing of tens of thousands more innocent Iraqi people in order to effect a “regime change” in Iraq, one possibility is that U.S. officials simply didn’t look too hard or too closely at the fake evidence before citing it as another excuse to invade Iraq.

How has the American media conned its subjects into supporting war on Iraq? (tags)

How the U.S. media has systematically propagandized its American subjects to be pro-Israel and anti-Arab, and have programmed the American mind into accepting 300,000 American troops being sent to fight and die for the fascist government of Israel and greed-obsessed oil company executives. This story will list the seven biggest monolithic media conglomerates that dominate American political news & commentary. Copyright Richard Lee (2003)

CROCODILE TEARS (tags)

March 10, 2003 -- THE NEW YORK POST

Afghanistan and Iraq - preparation for invasion of Iran (tags)

The invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for the invasion of Iran. The goal is control of the most profitable export route for transport of Caspian oil to the fastest growing and soon to become the most profitable oil market, East Asia

Debate on How Nice USA IS: Arundati Roy Article (tags)

Nagging guy tries to defend USA with insincere attacks on trivia and history. We need to set record straight and make the US War Crimes the main issue around the world. Please join in and earn/learn... How about A. Roy and Shakespear?

SCOTT RITTER @ CHAPMAN COLLEGE ON TUES. (tags)

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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...

Israel’s foreign policy is the U.S.’s foreign policy (tags)

“Wag the dog” Who’s calling the foreign policy shots behind the scenes in the Bush administration?

OSAMA WAS NOT OUR CREATION, CLAIMS RUMSFELD (tags)

There were many different factions involved in the ``war of liberation'' in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union, Rumsfeld said. That included Osama bin Laden. But he flatly denied that Osama was a creation of the United States to be used against the Soviet Union, an issue which has undoubtedly been dogging him ever since the events of 911.

"Young Americans for Freedom" hold anti-French protest (tags)

The NEO-FASCIST "Young Americans for Freedom" (YAF) organized an anti-French protest in Westwood, March 7th 2003. Here's a brief history of the jackbooted frat boy fascists.

Nationalists hijack Washington (tags)

Nationalists based in Washington have hijacked U.S. policy. These nationalists mostly worked together in the American Enterprise Institute, Project for the New American Century, etc. Find out more.

THE DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR OUR REPUBLIC (tags)

"I, like many other supporters of the Constitution, have been asking since the 2000 election; exactly what drives the foreign policy of the Bush Administration. The answer is revealed in the doctrines of the Policy for the New American Century, (PNAC) "

My Fellow Americans (tags)

Bush turns the corner in response to demands from the left.

Fascism and the Republican Party (tags)

The relationship between fascist individuals and groups from World War 2 with the Republican Party and the corporate connections between German and American corporations. Not to be construed as implying the Democrats aren't imperialistic

Venezuelan Crisis: Rich protesters against Socialist Chavez (tags)

As the international media ignores the perturbations in Venezuela, Chavez delivers speech at World Social Forum in Porto Allegre recounting the crisis situation in Venezuela caused by the wealthy, upper-class syndicates and their oppostion to nationalized petroleum and other proposed leftist-Chavezian laws projects

No Peace without Victory (tags)

The Appeasement Mongers, and why we have to deal with them.

The Project for the New American Century. (tags)

he People versus the Powerful is the oldest story in human history. At no point in history have the Powerful wielded so much control. At no point in history has the active and informed involvement of the People, all of them, been more absolutely required.

You Can't 'Contain' Saddam (tags)

Cold War doctrine doesn't apply in the age of terror. Wednesday, February 26, 2003 12:01 a.m. EST

The President's Real Goal in Iraq (tags)

The official story on Iraq has never made sense. The connection that the Bush administration has tried to draw between Iraq and al-Qaida has always seemed contrived and artificial. In fact, it was hard to believe that smart people in the Bush administration would start a major war based on such flimsy evidence. The pieces just didn't fit. Something else had to be going on; something was missing.

DO YOU WANT AN EVIL EMPIRE? (tags)

The danger that a Central Government free from it's historic restraints could run amok with self-serving self-justifications was something that our Nation's Founders warned of. Read Washington's Farewell Address for perspective on their viewpoint.

A New America (tags)

The peace protestors inspire hope in a nation that seemed headed for its own destruction.

Local Poets' Take On Cutbacks and Outbacks (tags)

Los Angeles poet Julia Stein has had great success marrying activism and writing, so much so that she was sued by Guess Jeans for her efforts when she took part in a special poetry reading to criticize the company's use of sweatshop labor.

BILLIONS ARE WONDERING WHY? (tags)

Perhaps a billion people all over the world will be out on the streets Saturday (2/15/03) to express which way they hope this question will go. There are demonstrations against the unjust invasion of Iraq planned in virtually every American city. Find out where it is and go. If you don't, there may come a day - and maybe real soon - when you can't.

Bush Responsible for Columbia Crash (tags)

Bush ignored safety warning and cut NASA budget in a treasonous attempt to give the Russian Federation the lead in the space race.

Air Strike Would Succeed, Ground Invasion Is Excuse to Kill Civil Rights Activists (tags)

Civil rights advocates have become the target not of a military attack, but of traitors within the military who hope to execute civil rights activists by placing them on the front lines in Iraq.

My Fellow Americans (tags)

A peace and love message from townhall.com

Which Rogue State is Destroying Global Arms Control? (tags)

The US is offering humanity a choice: extinction or hegemony.

BULLDOZING PEACE (tags)

A MODEST PROPOSAL...

Truth is, Iraq is lying -- Here's how we know it! (tags)

Iraq is doing everything they can to thwart inspectors and hide their weapons of mass destruction.

Washington escalates military buildup in Latin America (tags)

The resurgence of American militarism in what US imperialism has historically regarded as its "own backyard" was evident at the fifth Conference of Defence Ministers of the Americas held in Santiago, Chile in late November.

THE STAGING OF 911 (tags)

Nobody will ever find out the real criminals behind the scenes.

Michael Parenti Article: To Kill Iraq: The Reasons Why (tags)

Arguments against a war on Iraq by noted political analyst and author Michael Parenti.

Israel: from abused to abuser (by Latuff) (tags)

"How does the abused turn into an abuser? How can the abused achieve justice without himself turning into abusers?"

BTL:Costly Plan to Deploy Anti-Missile System in Alaska Criticized as... (tags)

...Ineffective and Provoking New Arms Race. Interview with Stephen Young, senior analyst with the Union of Concerned Scientists, conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris.

Towards Abolition of the Death Penalty (tags)

Professor Michael Radelet from the University of Colorado-Boulder presented the keynote address at the IADP event. Professor Radelet is co author of In Spite of Innocence and has been a consultant to the Illinois Governor's Commission on Death Penalty Moratorium, among many other contributions to the movement to abolish the death penalty.

The War against Crisis (tags)

"Violently shattering the cartel of OPEC is discussed openly in the US..This calculation is irrational and can only accelerate the crash Less peace will be brought to Iraq..The US creates a qualitatively new state of emergency through its attack as defense."

Rule of the pirates, the $ 200 billion payday – exposing Bush, Cheney and Halliburton (tags)

The figure had been bouncing around think tanks and Capitol Hill for months, and on Dec. 1 made the front page of The Washington Post: Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq will cost the American taxpayer between $100 and $200 billion.

Bush: Foreign Policy to Take Seriously (tags)

GWB to be taken seriously in the foreign policy arena.

a timeline of CIA atrocities (tags)

the author Steve kangas was suicided in 1999

The CIA and Drugs (tags)

The CIA's relationship with drugs and the reasons for it.

Reversal of Fortune part III - Regime Change (tags)

Now we explore the actual day that started the disraveling of democracy: November 22, 1963.

basic stats for US imperialism (tags)

a reference guide for activists.

Go see Bowling for Columbine (tags)

Michael Moore’s latest movie, Bowling for Columbine, is a must-see. Moore does an excellent job of connecting the military-industrial complex, in particular, Lockheed Martin, to the violence in this society, to the same complex’s propaganda machine called “TV News” and to the repeal of welfare, also known as the most vicious, racist, bipartisan (Democrat & Republican) attack on the workingclass of the 1990s, that continues to this date.

neighborhood bully (tags)

ramsey clark on american militarism

Good reasons to DROP OUT OF SCHOOL and DROP OUT OF COLLEGE (tags)

John Taylor Gatto climaxed his 33 year teaching career as New York State Teacher of the Year after being named New York City Teacher of the Year on three occasions. He quit teaching on the OP ED page of the Wall Street Journal in 1991 while still New York State Teacher of the Year, claiming that he was no longer willing to hurt children. His books include: Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling (1992); The Exhausted School (1993); A Different Kind of Teacher (2000); and The Underground History Of American Education (2001) The following was culled from his most recent work.

Condemned to Empire (tags)

Does empire encourage untruthfulness, the rewriting of history and the crisis of language and community? Can the unipolar moment annul the multipolar reality? Does denial of interdependence plunge a cnation into paralysis? Translated from the German

Perry Anderson: Pre-emptive Surrender (tags)

A critique of Perry Anderson's "Force and Consent"

Sweatshops and Imperialism (tags)

The conditions in Third World sweatshops and the relationship between sweatshops and imperialism.

checknya's savage war comes home to moscow (tags)

by eric margolis

MUST READING FOR ALL AMERICAN PATRIOTS AND OTHER FASCISTS..... (tags)

This article should be must reading for all American Patriots who are forever whining about "anti-Americanism"--not to mention anti-war Liberals who may be opposed to America's wars, but refuse to fight the American Empire itself. As this article suggests, America's current Terror War is only an extension of the Cold War. One that "continues under new names but, in essence, it is now a 'North-South' struggle--an effort to prevent the rise of any society that may set a credible example of an alternative to the capitalist model, and to prevent the rise of any power that might challenge American supremacy."

CONDOLEEZZA'S NONSENSE ABOUT DEMOCRACY (tags)

Some history rather than hysteria...

George Orwell Exposed Pacifists' Political Motives (tags)

An exposure of the timeless 'peace activist'.

A threat to humanity: Bush’s new military doctrine (tags)

People's Weekly World Newspaper, Oct 19, 2002   Three weeks ago the Bush administration announced a new strategic-military policy. Named “The National Security Strategy of the United States,” the document contains little that has not been said earlier by Bush and his foreign policy aides.

9/11 In Context: Plans and Counterplans (tags)

The Global Fascist Terror State has arrived, the fruit of decades of planning, propaganda and provocation. September 11 was its coming-out party, and for us, the last wake-up call.

World Bank and International Monetary Fund strangle economies of Third World (tags)

The World Bank’s origins go back to the Bretton Woods conference of July 1944, when leaders from 43 nations assembled to start building the global economy in the aftermath of World War II. U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, hoping to avoid another worldwide depression, called for creation of institutions that would create “a dynamic world community in which the peoples of every nation will be able to realize their potentialities in peace.”

september 11: Thierrry Meyssan's view (tags)

Thierry Meyssan has suffered such abuse on the intenet. Lets hear what he has to say. Here is his speech in abu dhabi

Capitalism, Fascism and World War 2 (tags)

The relationship of fascism and capitalism as illustrated by the events of World War 2

The Bush administration charts course towards global catastrophe (tags)

The biggest threat to world peace and our nation’s security emanates not from the caves of Afghanistan, but from the Oval Office in the White House. If anyone thought that Bush’s talk about unending war was hyperbole, they now know they were wrong.

Is September 11 driving you nuts? (tags)

The people of the United States should rightly remember, and so should the people of the entire world. But the events of the 11th of September 2001 were so powerful, so disturbing, that it would be catastrophic if they were remembered for the wrong reasons.

Socialist Planning -- Liberation from the Market (tags)

The following is written by the Maoist political economist Raymond Lotta. It is excerpted from a larger discussion on http://2changetheworld.info where Ray posted a series of comments called "Socialist planning vs. Market Socialism."

Ish Flory, A lifetime champion of equality (tags)

In Chicago the month of August is a special time for the residents of the South Side. Every year on the second Saturday of that month the community celebrates its past, its present and its future with a huge outdoor party kicked off by the Bud Billiken parade.

Finnish government bonds – independence insecure and questionable (tags)

Should you invest on government bonds?

Saving and improving Social Security: The Communist Party’s solution (tags)

Marx’s observation that the task of a movement goes beyond mere interpretation of events was never more apt than when it comes to the struggle to defend – and improve – the Social Security system.

Latvia: the new apartheid (tags)

Latvia: the new apartheid

On Open Source Code, Computers and the Revolution (tags)

The following are excerpts from the debate on http://2changetheworld.info – the website dedicated to a discussion of the Revolutionary Communist Party,USA’s Draft Programme and issues of revolutionary strategy.

Arizona Burns, Chemtrail Complicity, Harrp Is Suspect (tags)

"... the goal is to learn how to manipulate the ionosphere on a more grand scale than the the Soviet Union could do with its similar facilities. HAARP would be the largest ionospheric heater in the world...

The Origin Of Non-Semitic Jews by Arthur Koestler Sunday June 30, 2002. (tags)

The most cruel hoax history as ever perpetrated. Once upon a time in ancient Khazaria the entire kingdom converted to Judaism by decree from the king.

Conspiracy Theories and Clandestine Politics (tags)

A useful analysis of distinctions which should be maintained between "conspiracy theory" (a pathological orientation) and "clandestine [or "deep"] politics". From Lobster #29, June 1995.

First the Carrot, Then the Stick: Behind the Carnage in Palestine (tags)

A MUST READ!, by Prof. Finkelstein, a jew whose parents were extermination camps survivors

A place for a terrorist to hide (tags)

General article on terrorism in our society.

Mumia Abu Jamal comments about the War, the School of the Americas, US Interests (tags)

Massive Rally and Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Action to Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA) November 15-17, Fort Benning, GA

Mumia Abu-Jamal's A20 comments to the D.C. Rally (tags)

Mumia's A20 comments addressing the D.C. Rally Against War and Racism

"CAPITALIST" MOVEMENT OF RUSSIA AND RUSSIA COURSE TOWARDS CAPITALISM (tags)

Best reason not to believe in Russian capitalism is very simple; even Russia would be capitalistic, it still has the same government officials running the State than they had in Soviet Union.

Cuba and International Women's Day 2002 (tags)

Cuban women have experienced great advances in their struggle for equality since the Cuban Revolution triumphed in 1959. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, their lives have been challenged in many ways. An end to Washington's blockade is the best way to help Cuban women secure a better life.

'The US is an indicted terrorist state' (tags)

"The United States is an indicted terrorist state," Chomsky said. It had committed several acts of aggression against other nations and frequently violated all canons of international law. He said it had no moral right to be a critic of terrorism, having committed the same crimes.

Dec 10 Anti War Demo Reports (tags)

A summary of RAWA support demonstrations for peace.

Who are the Real Terrorists? and When are we Going to Sucessfully Shut them Down (tags)

Years ago a political prisoner meant that someone was falsely incarcerated for crimes they did not commit, rather for their beliefs. Today, that definition has been twisted by reckless individuals seeking to overthrow governments, gain quick fame and deprive the rights of others.

LeCarre writes out (tags)

never read his pulp, but there are some bell ringers in his column re: West's fight w/ "terrorism"... he even mentions including Putin in the World Court trial.... pretty radical stuff for someone like him I imagine!!

"The Fall of Communism & the Triumph of Capitalism" [excerpt] (tags)

the elite will have their war no matter how many red cross buildings & innocents must be bombed in the process, that much is clear. but historical precedent suggests the consequences may not be what they intend. as the former U.S.S.R. learned, the elite may soon find themselves among the "collateral damage" of their own violence.

Wartime Lies: A Consumer's Guide to the Bombing (tags)

Some tips on how to cut through the corporate media lies that proliferate during every war. Some examples of past obfuscations are offered. His last point is the most powerful.

SAID on the tendency to demonize Islam (tags)

" . . . why not instead see parallels, admittedly less spectacular in their destructiveness, for Osama bin Laden and his followers in cults like the Branch Davidians or the disciples of the Rev. Jim Jones at Guyana or the Japanese Aum Shinrikyo?" says EDWARD W. SAID in this Nation article which essentially updates his thesis originally presented in Culture and Imperialism. Why do western foreign policy 'experts' insist that Islam is the new Soviet Union?

Osama bin Laden and Taliban Products of Cold War Battle Against Soviet Union (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Sonali Kolhatkar, vice president with the Afghan Women's Mission, who summarizes the history of U.S. relations with Islamic fundamentalist groups in Afghanistan, while expressing concern about the character of new U.S. allies there.

US Encircling Russia (tags)

"Oil is only part of the fascinating treasure in the former Soviet Union. For instance, Siberia is a treasure trove house of gold, natural gas, virgin forest and more. This vast wealth is only part of the reason Washington wants to dominate the former Soviet Union. The rest of the reason is this: only the former Soviet Republics have the military might to resist U.S. imperial expansion."

A Few Words (tags)

Thousands are dead, terrorists are arrested in Canada, the USA, and France. The United Arab Emirates cuts ties with the Taliban militia. Delta, Continental, Boeing, Northwestern, Ford and others have all announced cuts or closures. Yet people blame the U.S. government! NBC reported falsely that someone at the CIA had given 3 billion

Letter From An Afghan (tags)

A letter from Suraya Sadeed, born in Afghanistan, now an American citizen.

Peoples will be independent (tags)

"The attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center are the most important event in world history since the collapse of the Soviet Union."

bin Laden went to terrorist school at the CIA! (tags)

Where did he go to terrorist school? At the CIA! Don’t take my word for it -- I saw a piece on MSNBC last year that laid it all out. When the Soviet Union occupied Afghanistan, the CIA trained him and his buddies in how to commits acts of terrorism against the Soviet forces. It worked! The Soviets turned and ran. Bin Laden was grateful for what we taught him and thought it might be fun to use those same techniques against us. We abhor terrorism -- unless we’re the ones doing the terrorizing.

World leaders defend globalisation in face of protests (tags)

An anti-globalization protester strolls past a burning car as widespread clashes with police erupted though out Genoa July 20, 2001. Police have been expecting violence as some 150,000 anti-globalization protesters took to the streets as Group of Eight leaders gathered for a 3 day meeting in the northern Italian city. (Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

Is History Repeating Itself -notes on Globalization and The Future (tags)

A review of past practices and explotation of 17th C., and other institutions. A bit light on the technology issue, but perhaps the book itself is more informative.

Shadow of the Dark Christ Inc. (tags)

New Order hides Old World shadow

Bush's Smear and Retreat Propaganda Tactics (tags)

After a coup, state-sponsored propaganda spoonfed to the media and masses is par for the course. Who cares if it was all totally fabricated, if the Bush administration broadcasted pure lies and GOP dupes and media swallowed it wholesale? That's how state-sponsored propaganda works! Hey, if it worked in the Soviet Union and Florida, it can work across the nation! The GOP's new motto: Don't just "get over it," get used to it!

Voting Doesn't Create Social Change? Tell That To The Descendents of Slaves (tags)

Voting doesn't create social change without the larger context of a social movement. But social movements have created enormous social change over the centuries, and voting has played a vital role bringing about this change.

They Call it Asymmetrical Warfare (tags)

The heavy handed tactics witnessed in Los Angeles are part of an escalating trend of militarizing police, and using more force against domestic populations. Links to an indepth report on same.

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