fix articles 82145, juan cole
The Egyptian Revolution’s Next Barrier (tags)
When the Egyptian army first began its offensive against the Muslim Brotherhood, many speculated that such an assault would likely be extended to the same revolutionaries who demanded — in massive demonstrations — that President Morsi be evicted from office.
The Syrian revolt enters a new phase (tags)
The armed segments of the revolution appear to be inflicting blows on sections of the security apparatus and taking over major cities: the revolution is turning a corner. Robert Fisk reports that a crucial dynamic now is the fracturing of an alliance between the Sunni middle class and the Alawite regime, signalled by the spread of the revolt to Aleppo. And defections from the state-capitalist power bloc continue. Indeed, Juan Cole has suggested that such divisions must run deep in the Syrian state for the opposition to be capable of planting a bomb that can kill a senior minister.
Is America Fascist? (tags)
Before we can determine if America has succumbed to fascism, we first must have a good definition and understanding of what fascism really is
The Koch Brothers and the End of State Universities (tags)
Are Americans doomed to have their minds and their bodies enslaved by cranky rich people and how can we hope to remain globally competitive if so?
Besieged Gaza Two Years After Cast Lead (tags)
Beware of Wikileaks: Or at least those leaks chosen by western “imperialist press" (tags)
"What is interesting here is the suggestion that the remarks are deep and valuable due to the author’s so-called ‘knowledge’ of the Euro-Asian mafia. The inclusion of Belarus in this ‘leak’ is particularly puzzling. Belarus has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe. The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has been continuously re-elected since 1994, due to his progressive social policies and no one denies his obvious popularity. Yet he is consistently slandered as a ‘dictator’. While Belarus does have close connections with Russia, relations between the two countries have soured recently over energy disputes, geopolitical differences and Belarus’s refusal to pursue free-market policies. Belarus and Alexander Lukashenko in particular, has been indefatigably demonised in the international press for his refusal to privatise the Belarusian economy, opening up publicly owned industries to international, finance capital mafia. President Lukashenko’s refusal to indebt his country through IMF loans together with the robust performance of the Belarusian economy since the outbreak of the global economic crisis, have won the Belarusian leader the praise and close friendship of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, who has described Belarus as model socialist economy. Yet Wikileaks considers a flippant and mendacious comment by a Spanish prosecutor to be ‘deep and valuable’? Here we can see ideology masquerading as objective truth. A flippant opinion by a Spanish prosecutor is considered ‘deep and valuable’ because he should know such things. The Wikileak is in reality not a revelation at all. It is simply the publication of a highly dubious statement with an ideological assumption appended. Here the Wikileak serves to bolster the negative view of the country engineered by the acolytes of the corporate media to demonise a respectable socialist democracy. Far from undermining US imperialism, this Wikileaks ‘revelation’ slanders a law-abiding country by associating it with criminality and terrorism."
BTL:U.S. and Israeli Policies Strengthen Iranian Hardliners; Undermine Green Movement (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Juan Cole on Israel and its Lobby: Ideological Blinders or Hidden Meaning (tags)
Juan Cole on Israel and its Lobby: Ideological Blinders or Hidden Meaning
Iran's Election and US - Iranian Relations (tags)
evidence US instigating protests and violence
Fascist Rule in Israel (tags)
Israel lurches to the right.
Al Nakba Redux (tags)
The liberation struggle continues.
Legitimizing Permanent Occupation of Iraq (tags)
Washington plans to stay
Why All of Our Efforts Won’t Stop an Attack on Iran (tags)
Why All of Our Efforts Won’t Stop an Attack on Iran
Turning Ahmadinejad Into Public Enemy No. 1 (tags)
"Demonizing the Iranian president and making his visit to New York seem controversial is all part of the neoconservative push for yet another war."
Should Journalists be Certified? (tags)
Reasonable people here in the U.S. appreciate, and also assume, that our culture’s news industry of executives, editors and journalists be held to high standards of professional conduct. A democratic republic needs, as well as expects, truth in reporting, and adequate, if not comprehensive, coverage on “all” important issues. To refocus the question of media fraud to one of whether journalists ought to be certified, or accredited by some kind of professional board, in order to be recognized as “professional” journalists, is, to say the least, shortsighted.
War Against the Phantom (tags)
The Cheney formula of the terrorist world threat with its home in Iraq turns a blind eye to what the American government habitually ignroes: Iraqi nationalism..The Islamic state of Iraq, however phantom-like, is well suited for propagating the war in Iraq as part of the greater war.
My Very Own Juror: MAUREEN DOWD - Libby Trial; Rape Big Problem For Women Soldiers (tags)
DOWD: I had a potentially incestuous relationship with a source inside the Beltway. THE COMPLETE ARTICLE AND MORE
Six Lies You Shouldn't Believe About Iran (tags)
"I'm an American who used to live in New York City. All my life, when I heard about warships, it was US warships going places far away. I never even imagined hostile warships sailing toward New York. Now I'm in Tehran, and aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis is heading our way. And as it sails, people are discussing Israel and/or the US bombing Iran as if my family and 69 million other people weren't even here. I'm getting scared."
Islamic Fascism Yhe New Hysteria (tags)
THE CHIEFTAINS of the never-ending "war on terror" are peddling a newly updated enemy: "Islamic fascism." When the rulers of the American political establishment start denouncing fascism, don't be deceived--they're out to promote an agenda of imperial conquest. No one who opposes U.S. wars and occupations should concede an inch to this lie.
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.
Oil Robbery by Law: The Economic Invasion of Iraq (tags)
The US does not rob Iraq of its oil. The emphasis is on sharing. Production Sharing Agreements are long-term agreements between oil corporations and coil states. Richard Perle once said solidarity means countries agreeing with the US.
At the Turning Point: The War is Lost (tags)
In private reports to the Pentagon, military commanders in the field admit the war is lost and the American military cannot contain the growing violence in the country.
What iranian president Ahmadinejad really said (tags)
The rcent kerfuffle over Ahmadinejad's remark about wiping israel off the map has been cleared by by Juan Cole, and midwifed by Christopher Hitchens!
Happy Iraq and Yuppie Careers in Iraq (tags)
While the spread of propaganda is prohibited in the US, it returns to the homefront on the roundabout way of foreign publications.. The witty and resilient Chalabi is still indirectly on the Pentagon payroll.
British prison break and blown covert operation, exposes "war on terrorism" lie (tags)
Here is some information on what’s going on in our world plus a website (www.worldcantwait.org) at the end you can go to participate in the exciting work of some young people engaged in resisting the “madness.” Be there with them November 2. Cause “the world can’t wait!”
Iraqi leaders demand Exit Strategy (tags)
Iraqi leaders demand Exit Strategy
Bush as Absolute Monarch of Guantanamo (tags)
The camp in Guantanamo has become a "propaganda- and recruitment tool for terrorists," Biden said and proposed a gradual closure of the camp in Cuba.
BTL: GOP/Christian Right "Pro-Life" Rhetoric Rife with Contradictions (tags)
Interview with Simon Harak, Jesuit priest and War Resisters League organizer, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Bush's plans backfire (by Latuff) (tags)
Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of brave Iraqi people and their struggle against U.S. and foreigner occupation.
Death toll mounts in Iraq quagmire (tags)
A series of confrontational actions by the U.S. occupation triggered armed uprisings throughout Iraq in the last week, costing the lives of dozens of Americans and well over 100 Iraqis.