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The Social State in the Age of Global Capitalism (tags)

Welcome to techno-corporate feudalism-where the richest three Americans have more wealth than 160 million, where the wealthiest 86 have more wealth than 3.6 billion, where the foul-mouthed cancelled free school lunches for 1 million and where market distortions rule.

From Punitive Tariffs and Trade Conflicts to Economic War (tags)

Trump's punitive attacks on several trading partners, above all China, are changing suddenly into a destruction of the multilateral structures of the world market. With "America first," the president wants to restore the past hegemony. The wrecking ball is not the only model!

The Idol Totters (tags)

Economists criticize the austerity religion and demand investments. Germans ardently believe in economic fairy-tales that the 2007/2008 world financial crisis was a crisis of state indebtedness and that state debts burden future generations,

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.

From Enlightenment to Counter-Enlightenment (tags)

Brilliant minds elevated "the market" into a "higher being" of the post-modern age to which we must submit. The primacy of the market replaced the primacy of politics. Dr. Schulmeister is an economic researcher in Vienna whose latest book is "The Road to Prosperity" (2019).

Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hope (tags)

The old quotation from Gramsci describes our plight: "The old dies and the new cannot come into the world. It is the time of the monster." The Good News is that the time of no alternatives is over. The Bad News is that the wrong alternatives and discussed.

Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hope (tags)

The old quotation from Gramsci describes our plight: "The old dies and the new cannot come into the world. It is the time of the monster." The Good News is that the time of no alternatives is over. The Bad News is that the wrong alternatives are discussed.

The Crisis of Democracy (tags)

Decisions affecting social development are in the hands of private investors and state policy depends on their actions. The increasingly unequal income and wealth distribution was the result of a strategic government policy that reacted to a capitalist crisis.

House Hearing Reviews Financial Transparency Legislation (tags)

The House of Representatives is holding hearings on legislative initiatives to deter corruption and secrecy in the global financial system. The Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy convenes a March 13th hearing on "Promoting Corporate Transparency: Examining Legislative Proposals to Detect and Deter Financial Crime."

A Brief Update on False Reports about Cambodians, Immigration and the Town of Long Beach (tags)

Their are false reports about Cambodian citizens living in the town of Lng Beach. Culver City NPR has been the victim of dirty tricks who claim that Cambodian Americans are victims of deportation policy.

A Brief Update on False Reports about Cambodians, Immigration and the Town of Long Beach (tags)

Their are false reports about Cambodian citizens living in the town of Lng Beach. Culver City NPR has been the victim of dirty tricks who claim that Cambodian Americans are victims of deportation policy.

State Debts - The Primal German Fear (tags)

Unlike a private homebuilder, the state can be indebted and never expect the entire debt to be repaid. For most, taxes are a book with seven seals. A tax-cutting lobby exploits our unease over taxes for their purposes. Social cohesion declines and milieu egoism increases.

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

Trumponomics and Wall Street Rejoices (tags)

Economics should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-determination. The state should serve the public interest and reduce poverty. Trumponomics is a disaster. The poor, seniors, children and students are under a vicious attack.

Right-wing Populism: Can More Madness Cure the Madness? (tags)

Neoliberal policy was always mad. But an even greater madness now appears with rightwing populism. Politics is mad because it writes off large parts of the population. Economic Darwinism has nested and established itself as market ideology in the brains of people.

Affordable Rents? A State of Emergency Intensifies (tags)

Rents explode in cities after massive sales of public housing to brutal investors. In 1987, there were 5.5 million social apartments in Germany. Today, there are 1.5 million. Land speculation was prevented in Vienna. The Vienna Housing Fund buys up possible development land.

Against the Rent Madness and For a Nonprofit Orientation! (tags)

The Alternative Housing Summit on Sept 21 in Berlin discussed alternatives to the market-based housing policy. Exploding rents and lack of affordable housing are the most burning social questions. More market is not the solution! Housing for People, not for Profits!

Promote Public Housing! (tags)

A basic principle of the market economy is that the market only reacts to solvent demand, not to needs. If a need is not reflected in a solvent demand, the market simply does not react. The supply side expansion of affordable housing is key, not subject promotion.

Philippines – Duterte 2 Years on: Destructive, Divisive, and Despotic (tags)

When Rodrigo Duterte won the presidency in 2016, some even among the left toyed early on with the idea that a “maverick” president could just be what the country needed to stir things up, and jolt us from almost 30 years of elite-dominated rule.

Housing as Infrastructure (tags)

Housing as a human right is sometimes superseded by the right of speculation. Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (a Federal program), non-profit or cooperative housing and SROs (single room occupancy) are solutions to the housing crisis.

Amazon, the Elephant in the Bookshop (tags)

Amazon is one of many examples of a gigantic problem. International corporation s shirk from contributing their just share to financing the community. Hosts of advisers and lawyers have created a "tax avoidance industry."

More Public Investment is Sensible and Necessary (tags)

Low-interest rates should create possibilities for expansive budgetary policy. Public investments in the infrastructure and education could benefit future generations by helping raise long-term prosperity and well-being. The one-sided narrowing of budgetary possibilities is excessive

Austerity Policy as Momentous Mistake (tags)

The IMF's austerity policy of the last years was misguided. That austerity policy led to intensified growth declines and increasing unemployment and did not reach its goal of permanently calming the financial markets. Public investments could raise economic growth.

Trade War and Zero Deficit Myth (tags)

State debts are often necessary and are not automatically bad economically. Investments are prerequisites of future prosperity. When private parties spend too little, the state must step into the breach.

Why has the US gone mad? (tags)

Donald Trump blames scapegoats. Why does the US permanently seek new conflicts, send terrorists to Syria, organize the Ukraine coup, escalate with North Korea and threaten to bomb wherever it siuts them? The real reason could be that the US is bankrupt.

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 World Dependent on Central Banks (tags)

The situation seems extremely contradictory. The global economic and financial system has been clinically dead since 2008. It only functions because it is artificially kept alive by the central banks like a patient in the intensive care unit $!8 trillion was pumped into the global system.

Crisis 2.0: A Policy for the 99% (tags)

The capital surpluses are a constant source of new speculative waves and maneuvers. The crisis of state finances is mainly a crisis of tax refusal. The elites shifted the tax burden from businesses and high incomes to consumer taxes and fees.

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.

Baltimore police union balks at policy requiring officers to pay some legal damages themse (tags)

Baltimore police union balks at policy requiring officers to pay some legal damages themselves

A Year of Trump and Right-wing Populism (tags)

In the GOP tax bill, $5 trillion is given to households with over $1 million income. Seniors, the poor, children and students are attacked. The severe cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Pell grants, SNAP, WIC food assistance are sadistic.

Liberalization of Public Service: A Democratic Achievement is Subjected to Competition (tags)

Public service guarantees and influences the living conditions of our society and has a proven tradition in Germany for over 100 years. Privatizations have mainly led to private oligopolies. Corporations evade their responsibilities and expect intact infrastructure.

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 Right to the City and the Greed of the Rich (tags)

Thanks to everyone who resisted the GOP tax giveaway! Unlike the security state, the constitutional state should mean compromises, negotiations, concessions, and countermeasures to reverse exploding inequality and precarious work.

US and China: International Policy as a Zero-Sum Game (tags)

After a half-year in office, a coherent foreign policy strategy under Donald Trump is not in sight. The US and China have very different ideas about creating prosperity and security. 600 million Chinese gained prosperity in the last 40 years.

The Welfare State in Crisis (tags)

Since 2008, crisis was the defining political theme. "No one should be fooled about the majority will of the population regarding taming wiled finance capitalism. The system could only be bailed out from collapse with taxpayer guarantees." (Habermas 2010).

Celebrate California Safe Schools (tags)

Protecting Children's Health & the Environment for 20 years!

The Problem of Illegal Immigrants in Israel and America (tags)

This article looks at the problems of illegal/legal immigrants in Israel and America. And also, describes the developing trends toward Globalist and Nationalist parties in Israel, America, and Europe.

PHILIPPINES: 8,000 killings proof of policy to kill (tags)

Akbayan Partylist condemns President Rodrigo Duterte’s denial of his policy to kill under the War on Drugs.

Europe's Conquest by the US (tags)

The US and NATO have troops at the Russian border. Russia has no troops at the US borders with Canada and Mexico. Who staged the 2014 coup in the Ukraine? Who promised Gorbatchev there would be no NATO expansion to the East? Who is the stabilizer and who is the destabilizer?

Economic Stagnation and its Mastery (tags)

Corporate profits explode while investments stagnate.Social housing declines with privatization. According to neoliberal theory, higher profits lead to grater investments and more jobs. In truth, higher profits lead to more use of tax havens and companies buying back their stock.

The President as Businessman (tags)

Trump's gigantic tax cuts will only benefit the rich. Revenue losses of six trillion dollars are expected for the first decade after the Trumpian tax cuts start. Trump sells the illusion that the old order can be restored.

Memorandum 2017: Alternatives for a Solidarity Europe: Instead of "Germany First" (tags)

The European Union is at a crossroads. The reason lies in the neoliberal redistribution policy favoring capital incomes over many years. "Mass unemployment intensified and was not ended in Europe. Millions of those with work are in precarious working conditions."

Deep State Targets Duterte for Shaky Alliances, Not Drug Killings (tags)

The deep state is attempting to destabilize Duterte for his political instability, not his extrajudicial killings of civilians. The Philippines turning to Russia and China scares the intelligence community enough to use ISIS to stage a coup.

Competition Ideology and Power Reality (tags)

Competition cannot be an end-in-itself. Uncontrolled private power leads to misuse. Uncontrolled competition increasingly destroys itself through concentration and centralization processes. Bastard Keynesianism helps the banks. People diverted from real cause of crises

Venezuela Presents Human Rights Development Program (tags)

In a televised speech held at Caracas‘ Oil Well Security Headquarters in front of operators, researchers, managers, emergency personnel, foreign embassy staff and officials concerned, Venezuelan President Maduro on Friday presented a 2x23mn barrel development aid program projected to improve the human rights situation under the Trump administration in Unitedstates. The package is directed at specific recipients in the political backyard of alternative-left impeachment succession candidate Sanders; thereby aiming to break the chains of commercial domination over the political process in the multiplier breeding state.

Trumponomics: Failure Pre-Programmed (tags)

Macro-economic and ecological connections are simply ignored with the concentration on short-term profit. The planned reduction of corporate taxes from the current 35% to 15 or 20% recalls the Laffer-curve as the basis of Reagan's fiscal policy error.

Poverty Returns with Misguided Policy (tags)

The state should represent the public interest and yet private or special interests are in the driver's seat. Trump's proposed 2018 budget is a sledgehammer with cuts to Meals-on-Wheels, school lunches, WIC food assistance, National Institute for Health, EPA, PBS and Legal Services

Private Enterprise Committed to Social Interests (tags)

Social needs like energy- and water-supply, the waste industry, education, senior pensions and health care can be solved better publically than privately.

Rethinking Working Hours (tags)

Working hours was and is a contested terrain. Power questions are involved: Who decides over time? Who determines when and how long someone works? Who decides over part time or full time, how work and private life are arranged or whether the dream of world travel becomes reality?

America under Donald Trump (tags)

The "elite-mass split," the tear between the establishment and the masses, damages American democracy. As a damaged democracy, there is very low trust in the competence of the government. The official unemployment figure of 4.9% is regarded as a distortion of reality.

Civil rights groups demand immigration agents stop impersonating police officers (tags)

Civil rights groups demand immigration agents stop impersonating police officers

The Long History of Human Incapacitation by Politics and the Press (tags)

With the term "no alternatives," come-of-age citizens who don't join the mainstream press are incapacitated, stamped as troublemakers and not taken seriously. Democracy is not sought any more in a divided country, divided between those above and those below.

KLM refuses seven passengers following Trump's muslim ban/KLM accomplice to discrimination (tags)

Airline company KLM is accomplice to discrimination, Islamophobia and deportation of refugees. Concerning discrimination and Islamophobia, it is one of the executioners of Trump's policy, by refusing passengers from the seven banned muslim countries. It's complicity with deportation of refugees consists of flying deported refugees for the Dutch government. Both are crimes and KLM's full responsibility, because they have a choice to refuse.

Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority (tags)

The Brexit vote and the American presidential election have dramatically accelerated the crises of classical neoliberal policy. The exit from neoliberalism can only succeed in a social movement and cannot only be a matter of a government or of the parties.

JEWISH GROUPS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM UNITE IN CONDEMNATION OF TRUMP’S REFUGEE BAN (tags)

By Yair Rosenberg January 30, 2017 • 9:11 AM Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google Plus Pinterest On Friday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order barring all immigrants and visa holders from entering the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. The order included green card holders and also banned all refugees for 120 days. Given the Jewish historical experience with being both refugees and subjected to religious loyalty tests, this directive unsurprisingly evoked a strong reaction from much of the American Jewish community. As so—contrary to some earlier claims—Jewish groups across the spectrum mobilized in opposition to the executive order, in a rare display of unity. The American Jewish Committee was one of the first out of the gate, offering a detailed rebuttal to the policy: “For more than 110 years, AJC has been a consistent voice for a fair, non-discriminatory, and generous U.S. refugee and immigration policy,” AJC CEO David Harris said. “We are all related to those fortunate enough to have been admitted to this country – in my case, my mother, father, wife, and daughters-in-law, and we believe that other deserving individuals merit the same opportunities to be considered for permanent entry.” Assuring security in the implementation of immigration laws and procedures is essential, but lost in the current discussion over the suspension of refugee admissions and the issuance of all visas to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries this week – as in the rhetoric of the presidential campaign – are several facts: • Refugees from Syria, Iraq and other states in violent upheaval are already laboriously and intrusively vetted by U.S. immigration authorities, assisted by U.S. intelligence agencies, in cooperation with other nations’ intelligence services. For those approved, it generally takes 18 to 24 months to gain U.S. admission; • Refugees from Central America are, almost exclusively, women and children who are at risk of violence, sexual assault, and even death if they are returned to their home countries. They deserve compassion and a fair hearing. • The terrorist threat attributed to refugees is a cruel and distracting fiction, especially when viewed against the actual incidence of mass violence committed with chilling frequency – in schools, churches, shopping malls and other venues – against Americans by Americans. In the 14 years ending in October 2015, a period in which 784,000 refugees were resettled in the United States, there were exactly three arrests for planning terrorist activities (none of which occurred); • Since the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, the United States and the international community as a whole have recognized an obligation to assist refugees. For America to close its eyes – and its borders – to even painstakingly vetted refugees contravenes that international treaty. President Trump, of course, is authorized to assert the sovereign right of the U.S. to assure the integrity of America’s borders and the effective enforcement of the country’s immigration and asylum laws… However, blanket suspensions of visas and refugee admission would suggest guilt by association – targeted primarily at Muslims fleeing violence and oppression. AJC regards such actions, contrary to international perceptions of a compassionate America and reinforcing anti-Muslim stereotypes, as both unjust and unwarranted. As the full scope of the executive order became clearer in airports across the country, the AJC later told reporters, “We are outraged by the new US refugee policy, its draconian face. This is not the American way.” The Anti-Defamation League was similarly scathing. “History will look back on this order as a sad moment in American History – the time when the president turned his back on people fleeing for their lives,” said ADL executive director Jonathan Greenblatt. “This will effectively shut America’s doors to the most vulnerable people in the world who seek refuge from unspeakable pain and suffering.” “For the Sunni family whose son languishes in prison in Iran because of his faith, for the former Army translator in Iraq who has been threatened because of his service,

Rethinking Economic Policy! (tags)

The economic crisis calls for social-democratic answers. The fading mass purchasing power (in Germany) is due to the increasing inequality of income and wealth. Deregulation promotes social problems like precariousness and greater income inequality.

Low Taxes is an Act of Desperation (tags)

A low business tax can be counter-productive if a deadbeat infrastructure arises through lower state revenues. Lowering business tax rates leads first to enormous budget holes. Employees will bear this burden at the end.

Trump and the Hospice of Hope (tags)

That the political culture in the US could wash up a television star and notorious racist to the top of the country was not entirely bizarre. Voter turnout in the US was always low. Politico.com lists the names of all 538 electors who vote on Dec 19. If 37 change their minds, Trump could be blocked.

The ABCs of Meaningless Economic Phrases (tags)

The most common myths start from the tax state that burdens the economy, the housework ordered by the state (save,save,save) to the Schwabian housewife prescribing the austerity creed. Politics must tend to every need of capital as a scared doe and therefore lower taxes.

Duterte's Strike Against the US Empire (tags)

Commentary on western news media's demonizing of President Duterte and the rub-out of history of US imperialism.

Democracy and the Social State (tags)

Finance capitalism and Citizens United turn life, language and democracy upside down as the $150 million given by Wall Street to Hillary Clinton fall under the rubric "social engagement." With these theses, Franz Segbers emphasizes the social state as the foundation of democracy.

Neoliberal Crisis Policy has Failed (tags)

The term "invisible hand of the market" goes back to Adam Smith. This assumes all economic activity promotes the common good. Neoliberalism's survival is surprising because its theoretical assumptions are dubious. People cling to neoliberal prescriptions against reality.

The Social State Benefits All of Us (tags)

The social state can on ly fulfill expectations when financed on a broad and just basis. The social state must be adjusted to do justice to the pressing challenges.."The social state is the greatest cultural achievement in the 20th century"

Non-Profits versus Profit Maximization (tags)

Cooperation and competition strengthen each other. Creating a non-profit or cooperative housing sector is the only remedy to gentrification and commodification as rental prices go through the roof. Housing often mutates from a human and social necessity to a speculative asset.

Why are the Park Rangers making it even more difficult for the homeless in Los Angeles? (tags)

Are The Park Rangers out of step with the new Los Angeles Policies regarding the Homeless?

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.

Who Owns the Sky? The Climate in the Globalization Trap (tags)

The bad news is that there are more inconvenient truths. Climate change is present, not future. Globalization and protection of the atmosphere do not go together. Climate policy has a past. Economic profit dominance always has a priority over climate protection.

North Korea: Kim Jong Un issues temporary ban on weddings and funerals for 'security' (tags)

All weddings and funerals have been cancelled for this week in North Korea as Kim Jong-Un prepares to lavishly celebrate his official coronation as leader.

California Safe Schools Honors 11 Year Old Daniel Randall (tags)

5th Grade Student Named 2016 Environmental Health Hero

Planned Crises or Alan Greenspan's "Tsunami" (tags)

Greenspan knew his policy would create a financial bubble that ultimately had to burst. The subsequent crisis was consciously accepted since it speeded up the process of creative destruction. Lessons from the 2008 financial meltdown include shrinking the financial sector and expanding the public sector.

The Financial Crisis in the Light of the Social Market Economy (tags)

In 2007 and 2008 the US housing market almost completely collapsed. The crisis was brought about by a combination of state- and market failures. Extensive deregulation and violation of the liability principle were jointly responsible.

(A-Radio) Feminism and conflict resolution: the Afed Britain and its Safer Spaces policy (tags)

As Anarchist Radio Berlin we had the opportunity of talking to a comrade of the Anarchist Federation in Britain about their Safer Spaces policy. In this interview she tells us about the origins of this concept, the misconceptions and popular defensive strategies and also about the actual practice and constant development of this policy that deals with conflict resolution in political structures and survivor-lead processes in case of physical abuse.

Ignoring the Limits (tags)

This crisis is only another warning shot of the current economic system and offers a window of opportunity to leave behind the neoliberal path of development taken since the end of the 1970s. The root of the problem is the economic model based on growth and exploitation of nature.

Giving Money to People is The Only Way, Says French Bank's Chief' Economist (tags)

For monetary policy to boost demand, the only solution is helicopter money (Patrick Artus).

Reviews: Submission as Freedom. Life in Neoliberalism (tags)

The challenge of neoliberalism took an offensive form in the global North with the victories of Reagan and Thatcher. No coup and no dictatorship were needed to gain mass support for carrying out the political ideological hegemony Stagnation, unemployment and futurelessness

Memorandum 2015 (tags)

For 40 years, the Bremen study group has published memorandums. The council of experts promoted the profits of businesses, not aggregate economic demand. Mass unemployment surpassed the 5 million mark because of neoliberal structural reforms.

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.

Walden Bello runs for senator of the Philippines, pushes reforms in governance (tags)

Rep. Walden Bello resigned from Congress on March 19, 2015, because he could no longer support a hypocritical good governance policy under which President Aquino went after his political enemies but protected his corrupt cronies. His resignation was also an act of protest at the president’s refusal to accept command responsibility for the Mamasapano tragedy. He felt that his voluntary stepping down was the ethical thing to do since his party Akbayan, of which he was the principal representative in the House of Representatives, maintained its support for Aquino.

Canadians Reject Harper: Hold the Cheers (tags)

Canada

European Council Backs US Imperial Policy on Syria (tags)

Syria

State Indebtedness: The Beloved Enemy (tags)

"The slow one now will later be fast as the present now will later be fast." The state unlike the Swabian housewife can become indebted to invest in a more social and more human future. All personal and corporate profit depends on state investment in roads, schools, food safety etc.

US and Russia: Geopolitical Opposites (tags)

anti-war

All Eyes on Putin (tags)

Putin

Israel's War on Al-Aqsa (tags)

Israel

France Bombs Syria (tags)

Syria

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.

Jeremy Corbyn Elected Britain's New Labour Party Leader (tags)

elections

US Media Ignore US Responsibility for Refugee Crisis (tags)

refugees

Israel to Demolish 13,000 Palestinian Structures (tags)

Israel

Labeling Israeli Settlement Products Not Good Enough (tags)

Israel

Guatemalan President Resigns: Faces Corruption Charges (tags)

Guatemala

Washington Intends Breaching Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)

Iran

Misguided Calls for More QE (tags)

QE

Living and Working Differently and Self-Optimization (tags)

How did neoliberal policy gain a mass influence? To neoliberalism, we must soon oppose a great alternative narrative of freedom, democracy and solidarity before the social dislocations neutralize the positive resources amid a collapsing world climate.

Facade of Diplomacy Masks Same Old US Latin American Policy (tags)

imperialism

Philippines: Binay tirades smack of desperation (tags)

Philippine Vice-President Jejomar Binay’s attempt at delivering a “True” State of the Nation Address (TSONA) suffers from a very basic flaw: a lack of credibility in the one delivering it. His antics reek of desperation against the mounting cases of corruption against him. Binay, in the course of losing his grip on the Presidency is trying to grasp at straws to deflect issues.

Obama and Putin to Address General Assembly in September (tags)

anti-war

Kiev Calls 567 Artists Threats to National Security (tags)

Ukraine

Iran's Longstanding US-Inflicted Nightmare (tags)

Iran

Hillary Clinton Supports Illegal Israeli Settlements (tags)

Clinton

The forbidden text of refugee activist Joke Kaviaar (tags)

Hereby I spread the forbidden texts of writer and refugee activist Joke Kaviaar, who is convicted by the Highest Dutch Court to two months conditional imprisonment because of the exposing of the inhuman Dutch policy against refugees. No man or woman is illegal!

The Lie of the Weak State (tags)

The good condition of German labor markets is in reality in a catastrophic state...Unemployment is an "act of violence" against every unemployed person and represents an enormous waste for society as a whole.

Netanyahu Appoints Right-Wing Extremist to Head Israel's Diplomatic Corps (tags)

Israel

Israeli Soldiers Break the Silence on Gaza War (tags)

Israel

Racist Israeli Policies Target Arabs and Ethiopian Jews (tags)

Israel

Overdue farewell to dogma (tags)

Mainstream economics did not see the crisis coming – and so far it has not done much to overcome it. However, at least in the USA, a rethink has started.

McCain Urges Preemptive Israeii Aggression on Iran (tags)

Iran

Phony US Support for Ending Palestime's Occupation (tags)

Israel

Hypocritical and Hippocratic Economic Policy in Europe (tags)

The crisis is multilayered-a bank crisis, a crisis of wealth distribution and a misallocation of capital between long-term real investments and virtual financial investments.. The frugal Schwabian housewife is not a suitable model.

Jerusalem on the Boil (tags)

Israel

Obama's War on Russia (tags)

anti-war

Choice for Palestinians in Israeli Elections: None (tags)

Israel

Hawkish US Senator Charged with Corruption (tags)

corruption

The CIA-Controlled Neocon Washington Post (tags)

WaPo

The Scourge of US-Installed Fascism in Europe's Heartland (tags)

Ukraine

America's Interventionist Legacy (tags)

anti-war

Ukraine: A Platform for US War with Russia (tags)

Ukraine

Charles W Freeman Jr Says the US Has Not Cauterized MidEast Problems But Metastasized Them (tags)

US policy toward Israeli leadership can be compared to giving car keys to a drunk.

Promoting Escalated War on Donbas (tags)

Ukraine

Nuland at Brookings (tags)

anti-war

GITMO: Symbol of America's Moral Depravity (tags)

torture

Obama's Phony Middle Class Tax Relief Plan (tags)

Obama

New Geo;olitical/Financial Bombshells (tags)

geopolitics

How Economists Change the World (tags)

Theory development is also a war over dominance. The goals of Hayek's war were expulsion of the Keynesians, liberalization of the financial markets, abandonment of full employment policy, dismantling the social state and weakening unions.

INF Infowar (tags)

Russia bashing

US/Russia Reset? Hold the Cheers (tags)

anti-war

Nicht to War in Europe (tags)

anti-war

Longstanding US Cuba Policy: Regime Change (tags)

Cuba

Thaw in US/Cuban Relations? (tags)

Cuba

Kiev Anti-Russian False Flag Planned? (tags)

Ukraine

Formeer Mossad Head Blasts Netanyahu (tags)

Israel

NATO Delivering Arms to Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

US Spending Bill Bonanza for Wall Street (tags)

Wall Street

Market Euphoria: The Mother of All Ponzi Schemes (tags)

markets

Haaretz Editors Urge Removing Netanyahu with All Urgency (tags)

Israel

Crime Without Punishment (tags)

torture

West Wants Putin Deposed (tags)

Putin

Risking War with Russia (tags)

anti-war

US House Declares Cold War on Russia (tags)

Russia

Challenging Israel's House Demolition Policy (tags)

Israel

Ashton Carter at DOD Means More War (tags)

anti-war

Battleground America (tags)

police state

Austerity Policy as Momentous Mistake (tags)

The IMF's austerity policy of the last years was misguided. That austerity policy led to intensified growth declines and increasing unemployment... Public investments could raise economic growth both in the short- and long-term.

Fascism in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Hagel Sacking Suggests More War (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.

Obama's Sham Immigration Reform (tags)

immigration

America: The Real Evil Empire (tags)

America

US-Led NATO Risks Global War (tags)

anti-war

Monsanto Growth Hormone Causes Suffering To Cows and Disease To Human Beings (tags)

Monsanto, Eli Lilly, Upjohn and American Cyanamid have caused disease to humans and suffering to cows with their mastitis engendering growth hormone.

Kiev Plans Escalated Aggression (tags)

Ukraine

Sabotaging P5+1 Talks (tags)

Iran

Israel Plans Annexing West Bank Territory (tags)

Israel

Netanyahu Vows Zero Tolerance (tags)

Israel

America's Rogue Agenda (tags)

America

Sino/Russian Alliance Challenges West (tags)

China/Russia

Israel's Bloodstained Hands (tags)

Israel

Reinvented Scoundrel Media History (tags)

media

Israel's Rogue Agenda (tags)

Israel

Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag? (Part II) (tags)

anti-war

Malicious Anti-Iranian Propaganda (tags)

Iran

Heading for Ground War in Syria and Iraq (tags)

anti-war

Strengthening Sino-Russian Ties (tags)

business and finance

New Economy and New Prosperity (tags)

Economic structures that form the basis for social prosperity have become dysfunctional. The financial markets have expanded their original function and are now self-financed markets in which protection from risks has become a highly speculative business.

Bombs Away: Official US Policy (tags)

anti-war

Enlisting Support for Imperial War (tags)

anti-war

Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag? (tags)

fear-mongering

War Winds Near Gale Force (tags)

anti-war

Dreaming War, Threatening Humanity (tags)

anti-war

How to Combat ISIS Without War (tags)

The president yesterday announced his "strategy" for dealing with the threat posed by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria. He has given terror networks and the international arms industry cause for great celebration.

Obama Declares War on Syria (tags)

anti-war

Israel v. Palestine: MSM Unreported Truths (tags)

anti-war

The Free Trade Trap (tags)

Political economies are calibrated to a form of economics oriented exclusively in competitiveness and high profits...The selling off of public services through the agreement on trade with services and the new edition of MAI were prevented because of social protest.

Clinton, Obama and the New Era of American Empire (tags)

Clinton did not hesitate to defend what she referred to as the “ugly” aspects of the Cold War—but did not name the nations in which the US had intervened, frequently to uphold or install brutal regimes which were reliably anti-Communist. She ignored equally covert interference in democratic nations.

Anti-Democratic Straitjackets (tags)

The TTIP Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (also called TAFTA) is an undemocratic corporate investment agreement that allows corporations to sue sovereign states for lost profits. This agreement negotiated in secret since 2013 does not allow states to sue.

The New York Times War on Truth (tags)

NYT

Memorandum 2014 (tags)

Both Germany and the US follow an economic policy without enlightenment. Slight economic stimulation will not solve problems of mass unemployment and corporate welfare. Tax evasion of corporations and tax cuts for the super-rich lead to suffering and a revenue crisis.

Learning from Roosevelt: HIs "New Deal" (tags)

The Civilian Conservation Corps helped overcome the basic pessimistic mood in society. Within a few months, 500,000 young persons had hope again. The government should intervene in case of an economic emergency.

The Middle Class Continues Shriveling (tags)

A century ago people said a progressive income tax would never happen. Today it is reality. The top tax rate in the US between 1930 and 1982 was 82 %. That was a very interesting experiment because very high incomes were covered.

Video: Chaos in Iraq - Andrew Bacewich, 24 min (tags)

After the full broadcast interview, Bill so enjoyed his conversation with Bacevich that they kept talking, delving topics such as the Vietnam War, our evolving relationship with Iran and neoconservatives views on US foreign policy. Watch the extended interview

Battling for Ukraine's Soul (tags)

Ukraine

Manufacturing Crisis Irresponsibly (tags)

Iran

Financial Market Inflammation (tags)

Bubble formation covered up a period of long-lasting stagnation... Former US Treasury secretary Larry Summers even spoke of stagnation as a "new normality"... The crisis consequences are shifted to other subjects. Unemployment and indebtedness are exported.

Israeli State Terror (tags)

Israel

George Soros' Predatory Worldview (tags)

Ukraine

Fascist Killers (tags)

fascism

Fascism's Willing Co-Conspirators (tags)

media

The Two-Speed World (tags)

The new indebtedness is a consequence of the crisis caused by the financial industry-and in no way owed to an excessive social state, demographic change and so forth.. There are many critics of this policy of mastering crisis by flooding the financial markets with fresh money.

Ukraine at War (tags)

Ukraine

Scandalous Scoundrel Media Big Lies (tags)

Ukraine

US President Obama Visit in Manila (tags)

The small window of opportunity to forge an independent foreign policy that the Philippines gained with the expulsion of the US bases in 1992 will disappear with the impending signing of the Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation with the US.

NYT Russia Bashing Stench (tags)

Ukraine

Cold War 2.0 (tags)

Ukraine

Israel Seeks Regional Anti-Iranian Alliance (tags)

Israel

Israeli State Terrorism (tags)

Israel

US-Anti-Iranian Arrogance (tags)

Iran

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

UN Human Rights Committee Denounces US Human Rights Record (tags)

police state

The Struggle for Ukraine's Soul Continues (tags)

Ukraine

Opponents of SB County Jail's Letter Ban to Share Progress, Next Steps (tags)

Right to Write SB has been organizing against the postcard-only policy at the Santa Barbara County Jail for a year now. Tonight at the Santa Barbara community forum, they will be talking about how this policy relates to plans for jail expansion in SB county.

The Real Evil Empire (tags)

America

New York Times Editors Front for Power (tags)

NYT

The need for United Front in the Filipino People’s Democratic Revolution (tags)

The Filipino people’s democratic revolution constantly needs the revolutionary united front because this is the effective way to arouse, organize and mobilize the broad masses of the Filipino people in their millions in order to advance and win total victory. The need for the united front is more urgent than ever as the socio-economic and political crisis is rapidly worsening and inflicting intolerable suffering on the Filipino people and they must intensify their struggle against those who exploit and oppress them.

Containing Russia (tags)

Russia

Israel's Racist War on Palestine (tags)

Israel

Anti-Russian Media Wars (tags)

Russia

Technology, Unemployment and Policy Options (tags)

Navigating the Transition to a Better World

Putin v. Obama: Geopolitical Opposites (tags)

Ukraine

Scoundrel Media War on Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Vienna (tags)

Iran

Obama's Multiple Regime Change Fronts (tags)

imperialism

Disgraceful NYT Op-Eds (tags)

NYT

Obama's Kill List (tags)

murder

Syrian Peace Talks Resume (tags)

Syria

Low Wage America (tags)

class war

Obama Shifts Closer to War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Kerry and Lavrov in Munich (tags)

anti-war

Reid Derails Fast Track (tags)

trade

California Safe Schools Celebrates Pearl August Humanitarian Award Recipients (tags)

California Safe Schools Environmental Health Summit & 15th Anniversary Honors Humanitarians & Environmental Victories

Obama's Abominable State of the Union (tags)

Obama

Mass Surveillance Called Illegal (tags)

NSA

New York's Zionist Mayor (tags)

Israel

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.

Subverting Peace (tags)

anti-war

Obama Nominates Three Fed Governors (tags)

Fed

Fiscal Policy in the Crisis: Lessons and Policy Implications, 29pp (tags)

Christina Romer is a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley and served as President Obama's chief economic adviser for a time.

A Century of War (tags)

anti-war

AIPAC's Federal Reserve Vice Chairman (tags)

Fed

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Geneva (tags)

Iran

The Resilience of Neoliberalism (tags)

Vivien A. Schmidt and Mark Thatcher propose five lines of analysis to explain its resilience: the flexibility of neoliberalism’s core principles; the gaps between neoliberal rhetoric and reality; the strength of neoliberal discourse in debates; the power of interests and the force of institutions...

100 Years of Financial Terrorism (tags)

Fed

Making War, Not Peace, in Syria (tags)

Syria

Bracing for An Eventual Day of Reckoning (tags)

markets

New York Times Editors Support Wrong Over Right (tags)

NYT

Beltway Bandit Named Senior Obama Adviser (tags)

imperialism

Obama's Rogue Agenda (tags)

Obama

Unindicted US War Criminals v. Iran (tags)

Iran

VIDEO: "The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration" (tags)

David Bacon interviews Mexican migrants - legal and illegal. Trade and economic policy that make immigration a necessity must be changed.

US/Israeli Iran Policy Remains Unchanged (tags)

Iran

US Saber Rattling Diplomacy (tags)

imperialism

Ukraine Dodged a Bullet (tags)

Ukraine

Undermining Geneva (tags)

Iran

Is Capitalism at an End? (tags)

The capitalist system in its current form is no longer fit for today's world. The system that led us into crisis has long been ourdated. The brave new world of neoliberalism lies in ruin. Surveys show that a majuority of people regard capitalism as unjust and unsocial.

Former Fed Official Apologizes (tags)

Fed

Dead in the Water Peace Talks (tags)

anti-war

Seven Good Reasons for a More Just Tax Policy (tags)

In the US, the top tax rate was over 70% from 1938 to 1982. Reagan cut the top rate to 35% and changed taxation from corporate to individual leading to exploding inequality and generalized insecurity. Taxation, investment, labor market, trade and distribution policies must change.

Israeli Settlements are War Crimes (tags)

Israel

When Prevention Becomes Paranoia (tags)

According to Bernd Greiner, more Americans die annually from deadly bee stings than from terrorism. The 68-antiwar movement should have taught us to redefine security, health, strength and happiness and not fall into the traps of militarism or financialization. Jobs create true security.

NSA Spies on Pope (tags)

NSA

The United States of Inequality (tags)

class war

More on Inventing an Iranian Threat (tags)

Iran

From Summit to Summit: Lost Generation and Lost Decade (tags)

Neoliberal economic thinking explains unemployment as a balance phenomenon with only supply-side causes: poorly trained, wrong place, excessive wage demands and an overly generous social state.. Youth unemployment of 30 or 60% is a catastrophe.

Longstanding US/Iranian Relations (tags)

Iran

Who is System Relevant - Banks or the People? (tags)

We are experiencing the most brutal form of the neoliberal credo since the financial crisis: privatization of profits and socialization of losses. EU crisis policy bails out banks and drives the population into misery. We must change direction. We need a change of paradigms in policy.

Unchanged US Policy on Iran (tags)

Iran

Rogue State America (tags)

police state

Bernanke Stays the Course (tags)

Fed

Israel's Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons Threaten World Peace (tags)

Israel

Is Capitalism to Blame for the Syrian War Drive? (tags)

Obama’s push for war in Syria seemed so deeply irrational, so crazed, that many people naturally asked, “Why is this happening?” And “who” wants it to happen? Few Americans actually believed that Nobel Peace Prizing winning Obama suddenly wanted to bomb Syria because “Assad gassed his own people” (especially when zero evidence was given to prove this).

Janet Yellen Likely New Fed Chairwoman: Hold the Cheers (tags)

class war

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS 15TH ANNIVERSARY & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT (tags)

Honoring Humanitarians, Environmental Victories & Future Actions to Protect Mother Earth

Israeli Lobby Targets Syria and Iran (tags)

anti-war

Putin Speaks Out on Syria (tags)

Syria

Who Are The Chickenhawks and Henhawks Attempting to Draw the US into War With Syria? (tags)

The same war profiteers and agents of the Netanyahu-Sharon-Olmert campaign to involve the US in war against Iraq and Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen are now trying to drag the US people into another unconstitutional, criminally stupid and violent war against Syria

Obama's Cruise Missile Diplomacy (tags)

Syria

War on Syria Looms (tags)

Syria

America's War on Yemen (tags)

Yemen

Dispossessing East Jerusalem Palestinian Residents (tags)

police state

Obama Appoints Spy Chief to Head NSA Investigation (tags)

NSA

Will or Won't Obama Attack Syria? (tags)

Syria

Spinning the Israeli/Palestinian Peace Process (tags)

Israel

Israeli Democracy: A Convenient Illusion (tags)

Israel

Temper Tantrum Politics (tags)

Russia bashing

Alternatives to Stagnation and Depression (tags)

Politics has fought the symptoms of the great crisis with banking- and economic packages while its systemic causes remain untouched… The hardest phase of the great crisis is ahead of us, not behind us. All sectors try to safeguard their position through spending cuts...

Profile of a Rigged Peace Process (tags)

Israel

Addicted to Liquidity Injections (tags)

Bernanke's announcing of lower monthly printing of money was enough to make stock exchanges collapse in many threshold countries. The monetary policy of printing money and zero interest is caught in a vicious circle. Liquidity glut generates credit growth.

Wrongheaded Fed Policy (tags)

Fed

They want capitalism without democracy; we want democracy without capitalism (tags)

The policy of crises and impoverishment disrupts our lives and the lives of millions of people in the world. More than 300 persons were gravely injured through blows, tear gas and pepper spray. Blockupy had an important political success.

Middle East Continues to Boil (tags)

imperialism

How Edward Snowden and Syria Will Change Obama’s Foreign Policy (tags)

When the National Security Agency (NSA) spying scandal broke, so did the illusion that President Obama was significantly different than his predecessor, Bush Jr. Obama’s meticulously crafted image was specifically created as an alternative to Bush: Obama campaigned as a peace candidate who loved civil liberties and wanted to work with the UN instead of unilaterally launching wars.

Snowden: Shooting the Messenger (tags)

police state

Lynne Stewart Denied Compassionate Release (tags)

police state

Richard Falk: Speaking Truth to Power (tags)

Israel

Austerity Policy Leads to Low Economic Growth, 43pp (tags)

This IMF Working Paper published on January 31, 2013 was co-authored by the chief IMF economist Olivier Blanchard. The IMF erred in its fiscal multiplier in estimating the effects of state spending cuts in deficit countries. The paper was greeted by silence in Germany and the US.

Syria Is Becoming Obama's Iraq (tags)

In perfect Bush-like fashion, President Obama has invented a bogus pretense for military intervention in yet another Middle East country. The president’s claim that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons — and thus crossed Obama’s imaginary “red line” — will likely fool very few Americans, who already distrust their president after the massive NSA spying scandal.

Obama's Nuclear Arms Reduction Hoax (tags)

anti-war

Big Brother Writ Large in America (tags)

police state

Killing the Messenger: Official Greek Government Policy (tags)

police state

America's National Security State (tags)

anti-war

For Immediate End of Austerity Policy in Europe (tags)

The growth model forced in the past with redistribution from bottom to top and increasing export surpluses has failed. For years, the demands of the Alternative Economic Policy study group emphasized combating unemployment and poverty and, taming the financial markets.

Bilderberg Conference Convenes (tags)

anti-war

Sheriff Joe guilty of profiling Mexicans (tags)

Arizona's racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of profiling Mexicans and Latinos

Reinventing Guatemalan History (tags)

police state

Israel Threatens More Syrian Attacks (tags)

Syria

Syria Endgame Approaching Fast (tags)

The tempo of events in Syria has increased in recent weeks. The government forces have scored significant battlefield victories over the rebels, and this has provoked a number of responses from the U.S. and its anti-Assad allies: a mixture of war provocations and peace offers.

Israeli Lobby Power in America (tags)

Israel

CA Safe Schools Honors LA Unified & Local Heroes! (tags)

Honorees: Los Angeles Unified School District, Dr. Cathie-Ann Lippman, Maryhelen Torres, Luisa Leschin and Legendary Bob Baker.

Profile of Lawless Aggression (tags)

Israel

Yair Shamir: Profile of Israeli Extremism (tags)

anti-war

Closing Guantanamo—Why it’s Symbolically, Spiritually and Materially Important. (tags)

President Barack Obama has made a clear and convincing case for closing Guantanamo! Mostly the same reasons finally articulated were just as true when he initially took office. Closing the stigma of war, crime and national shame has always been a high agenda item for many Americans. It is now the watermark battle ground that could begin to show who or what really runs this country. But think of the mindless excuses from war hawks (including complicity by the mainstream media) to try to stop any transparency about Guantanamo prisoners. But there is simply no way President Obama can close this base on his own without major and active U.S. citizen and world support. How can Congress possibly stand in the way of the reasons President Obama announced for closing the Bush Legacy? Where is the Free Speech movement, where are the campus protests at Madison and Kent State Ohio?

America's Addiction: Waging War on Humanity (tags)

anti-war

Terrorists "R" Us (tags)

police state

Targeting Iran (tags)

Iran

National Democratic Front of the Philippines denies NPA uses child soldiers (tags)

In a letter sent to ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau head Danny Buenafe, he reiterated that the claims in the news article ‘PH rebels use child soldiers,' a report based on an international conference in Helsinki, Finland last March 9, led by the newly appointed Secretary General of Child Soldiers International, Richard Clarke, are unsubstantiated.

Globalized Torture (tags)

torture

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.

CA . ASSOC. OF AMERICAN MOTHERS, INC. HONOR LOCAL MOTHERS (tags)

Honorees include: Robina Suwol, Renee Evans Starr, Stephanie Lynn McKnight,and Janice Rutherford-Lim

Thatcherism (tags)

class war

Obama's War on Social America (tags)

injustice

Who Will Save Social Security and Medicare? (tags)

Before Social Security and Medicare existed, the elderly were either completely dependent on their children or were left to beg in the streets. These programs thus remain sacred to the vast majority of Americans. They allow the elderly dignity and independence instead of poverty and insecurity.

Defending IMF Financial Terrorism (tags)

class war

Permanent War: Longstanding US Policy (tags)

anti-war

Growth Euphoria and Distribution Reality (tags)

The chasm between poor and rich opens even more. The uncoupling of growth and quality of life on one side and productivity and work volumes on the other side make clear that "business-as-usual" leads to growing problems. German GDP grew 300% with 20% fewer workers.

Public Banking: What Better Time Than Now (tags)

public banking

Depositor Haircuts: The New Normal (tags)

class war

Cyprus Postmortems (tags)

class war

Lawless NYPD Spying on Muslims (tags)

tyranny

"Existential threat to Israel": Obama's relentless war effort against Iran and Syria (tags)

Syria and Iran are showing remarkable resilience and restraint in the face of extreme aggression by the U.S., Israel and NATO.

America's Genocidal Iraq War (tags)

Iraq

Israel's Fascist Government: Part II (tags)

Israel

Obama Heads to Israel (tags)

Israel

Gitmo Atrocities Continue (tags)

torture

When Theory and Reality Diverge (tags)

Politics forces crises and prevents their ending every day by holding to its ideological blinders. The state is not a private household and spending cuts always strike back on other actors of the economy. When theory and reality diverge, the theory is wrong, not the reality.

Sequester Chicken (tags)

Brennan

Serial Killer Heads CIA (tags)

Brennan

Obama Authorizes Killing Americans Domestically (tags)

murder

Italians Reject Austerity (tags)

class war

Hawkish Senators Want War on Iran (tags)

Iran

Obama's Asia Pivot (tags)

anti-war

Accountability Now (tags)

Israel

Understanding Israeli Settlements (tags)

Israel

Washington Backs Syrian Anti-Government Terrorism (tags)

Syria

Guilt by Accusation (tags)

Israel

Straight Talk on US/Israeli Relations (tags)

Israel

Two Years of Bahraini State Terrorism (tags)

police state

Escalating Tyranny in America (tags)

police state

Obama Declares Global Cyberwar (tags)

anti-war

Israeli/Palestinian Peace Process Hypocrisy (tags)

Israel

Nominee Hagel Bullied by Neocon Servants of Military-Industrial Complex (tags)

The neocon servants of the military-industrial complex (Lindsay Graham, etc...) have revealed their true allegience to the Zionist state of Israel and against the will of the U.S. people. Their betrayal of former friend and fellow Republican Chuck Hagel, a true conservative who doesn't want to waste taxpayer money on never ending wars, is evidence enough of their deception of U.S. interests in favor of Zionist Israel.

Tim Geithner's Legacy of Shame (tags)

grand theft

Targeting Younas Abdullah Muhammad (tags)

tyranny

Fascism Wins Big in Israel (tags)

Israel

Three Approaches to the Economic Crisis (tags)

Before 1980, wages, productivity, investments and production pushed one another and ensured general prosperity. After 1980 wages were dropped as a driving force of economic demand. Demand gaps were filled by consumer credits.

Inaugural Hypocrisy (tags)

Obama

Cancellation of Illegitmate Debts Instead of Bailout Umbrellas for Financiers (tags)

The inflation of public indebtedness was an essential element for the enhanced power of financial capital. That inflation was a result of a conscious under-financing of the state and is a lever to enforce an austerity policy. Financialization intensified the pressure to precariousness.

Netanyahu Rejects Palestinian Sovereignty and Democratic Freedoms (tags)

Israel

U.S. Cannot Tell Iran to Abandon its Nuclear Program (tags)

Interview conducted by Iranian journalist Kourosh Ziabari with Mark Vorpahl

Israelis Vote (tags)

Israel

Another NNC Lendman Interview (tags)

anti-war

Brazil: Structural changes on the way (tags)

She also studies rebuilding the soil, flora, fauna and rainfall in semi-arid areas (see map!), Home to 18 million Brazilians and it occupies nearly one million square kilometers.This reconstruction will take place at very low cost, without engineering works, but supported on the natural succession of species, according to a technique called Agroforestry Regenerative Analog System (ARAS), developed and disseminated in Brazil by swiss citizen Ernst Götsch, who is in full activity.

Fiscal Cliff Postmortems (tags)

class war

OWS Activists Called Domestic Terrorists (tags)

police state

Four More Years of War (tags)

anti-war

Odd Man Out (tags)

Israel

Palestinian Hunger Striking Steadfastness (tags)

Israel

NNC News Interviews Lendman (tags)

anti-war

Obama Wants State-Sponsored Murder Legalized (tags)

Obama

Downward Spiral (tags)

To Krugman, the increasing ideological blindness of German politicians can only be explained by their belief that "hard times must be the necessary punishment for earlier excesses." Krugman overlooks that the hard times and excesses do not concern the same people.

In the Blockade Trap (tags)

Barack Obama must stimulate the economy with state spending. The astonishing example of Europe could convince republicans who in the past blocked everything... The monetary policy of a central bank cannot replace fiscal policy,

Christian Zionists Encourage Military-Industrial Complex Never Ending War (tags)

The Zionists in Israel and the U.S. (Christian Zionists) are encouraging the proliferation of the military-industrial complex with their escalation of religious warfare against the occupied Palestinians. The AIPAC lobby and military weapons contractors give campaign contributions to both Democrats and Republicans, making both status quo political parties of the U.S. puppets of greedy individuals bent on never ending warfare with soldiers and civilians paying the ultimate price with their lives.

Haaretz on Obama's Reelection (tags)

Israel

Overreach: America's Imperial Waterloo? (tags)

anti-war

Vote Independent or Stay Home (tags)

elections

Drone Wars (tags)

anti-war

Five Easy Post-Election Predictions (No Matter Who Wins) (tags)

It’s true that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have many political differences. But they also agree on many essential policies; enough to make the next four years easily predictable, no matter who wins.

Champion of the Rich and Militarists (tags)

While the foreign-and military policy of President Obama is everything other than worthy of a Nobel Prize for peace, the positions of his challenger lead to total fear and worry. America has a one-party system with two right-wings (Gore Vidal)

Obama's Disposition Matrix (tags)

police state

Obama vs. Romney (tags)

The strength of the democrats is the folly and mean-spiritedness of republicans. Programs to support the economy were rejected every time with the sole goal of bad economic data. Romney/Ryan rely on the short memory of voters who blame only Obama for the faltering economy Obstructionism should be the issue.

Portland, Oregon Prepares for Pre-Election Anti-Austerity Protest (tags)

On November 3rd Portland community and labor groups will declare “enough is enough” by organizing a first for the U.S. — a large demonstration against government austerity cuts.

Rage Against Austerity (tags)

class war

Israeli Crimes Without Punishment (tags)

Israel

No More Israel in 10 Years (tags)

Israel

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..

Neocon Ubeer-Hawks Want War on Iran (tags)

Iran

Another Road for Europe (tags)

Europe is in crisis because it has been hijacked by neoliberalism and finance. Along the road to another Europe, visions of change, protest and alternatives have to be woven into a common framework. Finance should be prevented from destroying the economy.

Hypocrisy not Democracy in America (tags)

tyranny

Chicago's War on Education (tags)

education

Money Printing Madness (tags)

class war

Fed Panic (tags)

class war

BTL: Critics Separate Rhetoric from Reality in Obama's "Hope and Change" Foreign Policy (tags)

Interview with John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, conducted by Scott Harris

VIDEO: "The Servant Economy" - Jeff Faux (tags)

Propaganda from the right has blown away cooperation. Since Reagan, the future has disappeared from American politics. The idea of planning for the future was embedded in the New Deal and lost completely with Reagan. Reagan photoshoped the future.

Let's Have Another War (tags)

anti-war

Anti-Syrian Blame Game (tags)

Syria

Inventing an Iranian Threat (tags)

Iran

BTL:Romney-Ryan: The GOP's Ticket to Slashing The Nation's Social Safety Net (tags)

Interview with Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, conducted by Scott Harris

How Ryan’s votes in Congress reveal likely Romney-Ryan policy direction (tags)

The Republican Party Platform committee calls for a constitutional ban on abortion in the 2012 GOP Platform. The constitutional ban would make no exception for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, according to the examiner.com.

New York Times Pro-Israeli Bias (tags)

Israel

The Extremist Society (tags)

"The barbaric core of capitalist socialization is on full display in the present system crisis. The propagandists of totalitarian economism come in the mask of democrats. Economic-profitability thinking is imposed on society. Our society has long been viewed as a business."

AIPAC Wants War on Iran (tags)

anti-war

Dangereous Anti-Iranian Warmongering (tags)

Iran

Unconscionable Media Warmongering (tags)

Syria

The Next Stage in the Destruction of Syria (tags)

The U.S. media has made its intentions clear: the 'rebels' attacking Syria's government must have more support to advance Syria's "revolution.” This was the result of the much-hyped advance of Syria's rebels into the country’s two largest cities, which the western media portrayed as a defining moment in global democracy. But "journalists" like these have blood on their hands, with much more in the works.

Successfully Embracing the Precautionary Principle & Right to Know (tags)

Children spend nearly one-third of their lives at school—what should be a safe space for learning and growing. However, with the best intentions, many school districts use large amounts of chemicals with serious health concerns, instead of opting for lower-risk alternative methods.

Torturing Children: Official Israeli Policy (tags)

Israel

US Proxy Al Qaeda Death Squads in Syria (tags)

Syria

Approaching Financial Abyss (tags)

class war

Washington's Plan B for Syria (tags)

Syria

Reclaiming America: In Opposition to this State of Police (tags)

The funds do not exist in America to continue to pay for a racist, oppressive police force.

New Economic Thinking - Turning Away from the Market Fetish (tags)

"New economic thinking" rejects the view of the person as "homo oeconomicus" reduced to maximization of individual benefits and offers a more comprehensive and realistic concept in which justice, norms, routines and emotions appear. "Homo recipocans" is an alternative.

BTL:Egyptian Military Consolidates Power as Muslim Brotherhood Claims Presidency (tags)

Interview with Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism project at the Institute for Policy Studies, conducted by Scott Harris

Palestinian Footballer Wins Release (tags)

Israel

U.S. Navy $176+ Million Unmanned Drone Crashed in Maryland Swamp (tags)

One would think for $176+ million we could get a drone that would fly without crashing into a Maryland swamp? Amazing how when Republican politicians grouse about the deficit they forget to mention how much those unmanned drones cost and how poorly they function. Then there's that 17% civilian casualites that just keeps pissing off occupied people enough for them to give up their families and their lives to become terrorists. Sounds like a cycle for perpetual warfare at the expense of the U.S. taxpayers for the sole benefit of the military-industrial complex..

Economic Policy, the Schwabian Housewife and Francois Hollande (tags)

"What is rational for individuals leads collectively into a cul-de-sac.. The fundamental error is that economic policy believes the crisis can be fought with the logic of a family budget. For that reason, the collapse of the euro zone threatens." France goes a different way than Italy and Spain.

Palestinian Hunger Strikes Continue (tags)

Israel

Looming Economic Realities (tags)

class war

Daily Kristallnacht in Palestine (tags)

Israel

Heightening Tensions for War on Iran (tags)

Iran

Pushing for War on Iran (tags)

Iran

Jerusalem Day (tags)

Israel

Syria and Iran in Focus (tags)

anti-war

Brazil: great President, Congress bad. (tags)

While Dilma Roussef hits each day more, "pulling" the leveling of interest of the Brazilian public debt to international levels and begins to devise an industrial policy firmly grounded in a serious exchange rate policy and in science and technology, in addition to important tax cuts, Congress is the scene of successive corruption scandals, all them originated in the corporate

US/Israeli Special Relationship (tags)

anti-war

Economist criticizes "pathological allegience" to economic models (tags)

The crisis was born when Maggie Thatcher and then Bill Clinton deregulated the financial markets. The explosive force that was detonated was incalculable. Economics gave support because it provides models.

Brookings: A Reliable Imperial Tool (tags)

anti-war

NRDC Propaganda Praises Pipeline Pat (tags)

Propaganda from the NRDC praises SNWA pipeline proponent General Manager Pat Mulroy for her brilliant plan to heist groundwater from under the Goshute Nation and deliver it to her developer friends like Mr. Harvey Whittemore, an early funder of the pipeline. In the process of depleting the aquifer an entire spring fed ecosystem with endemic spring snails will be destroyed, but hey, we need more suburban sprawl in the desert so Whittemore and Mulroy can have a nice retirement at all of our expense!

BTL:U.S. Stands Apart from Most Latin American Nations' Consensus at Summit of the America (tags)

Interview with Alex Main, senior associate for international policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, conducted by Scott Harris

Collectively Punishing Palestinian Prisoners and Families (tags)

Israel

The CDM in Africa Cannot Deliver the Money (tags)

At a time the carbon markets face a profound crisis, this report provides critical policy analysis and case documentation about the role of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in Africa. Instead of providing an appropriate flow of climate finance for projects related to greenhouse gas mitigation, the CDM has benefited large corporations (both South and North) and the governments they influence and often control. South Africa is a case in point, as both a victim and villain in relation to catastrophic climate change.

California Safe Schools Celebrates Fourteen Years of Protecting Schools & Communities! (tags)

Is Happiness History? (tags)

Colin Quinn was performing his brilliant one man show "Long Story Short" (directed by Jerry Seinfeld) to a sold-out crowd. In addition to nonstop laughs on historical topics, the show offered profound insights. I was particularly intrigued by Colin’s observation that (the pursuit of) “happiness” is part of Declaration of Independence, yet “no other country has made it their policy to cheer people up.” How ironic, I thought.

America and Israel: Modern Day Spartas (tags)

anti-war

A Decade of America Ravaging Afghanistan (tags)

war crimes

Ongoing Israeli State Terror (tags)

Israel

America: Land of the Poor (tags)

class war

It's not the Federal Reserve, it's the system it serves (tags)

If the Fed were eliminated, the exact same powerful capitalist interests would be continue to bend government policy to their preferred outcome and would continue to exercise the same dominance over government, social institutions and the mass media. The only difference would be that the economy would become more unstable than it already is because there would be less ability on the part of government to dampen excesses. Why would that be good?

EU Austerity Madness (tags)

class war

Readying the Greek Corpse for Burial (tags)

class war

The Autism of Economists (tags)

Analogous to a mechanical system, neoclassicists understood the economy as a perpetual cycle of production and consumption kept in balance by the price mechanism.

PLM Statement on increased US military presence in the Philippines (tags)

PLM Calls for an Independent Foreign Policy and a Non-Aligned ASEAN

The Rule of Supply-Side Economists (tags)

Supply-side economists dominate wherever one looks in politics, economics and the media. That wages and salaries are not onl.y costs but also demand usually doesn't interest supply-side economists.

Dominant Economy Pretends Its Breakdown Was Unforeseeable (tags)

The consensus of the past two decades on how the macro-economy functions is shattered. The breakdown of the dominant economy is a consequence of the financial crisis, the "great shock."

Several Reasons to Oppose Obama's Use of CIA Drone Strikes (tags)

Despite promises of "change" from the GW Bush regime foreign policy of interventionism, President Obama has chosen to follow the path of his predecessor GW by continuing the use of CIA drones to attack terrorist and "accidental" civilian targets. By killing innocent civilians along with their targets, CIA drones increase anger and thus aid in recruitment to terrorist organizations ("blowback"), thereby making more enemies and justification of an expensive military strategy that only benefits military weapons contractors.

NPR and PBS Anti-Iranian Propaganda (tags)

media

USA: STATE WITH "MAFIOSI FOREIGN POLICY"‏ (tags)

AL CAPONE is the Founding Father of American foreign policy.

Haiti: Two Years Later (tags)

Haiti

Shock Strategy for Europe (tags)

The cocktail of social cuts, deregulation and privatization struck societies like a blow. The economy hit the wall; social securities were taken away. The debt problems were used as "timely opportunities" to gain new ground for the free market.

Freedom: An Endangered Species in America (tags)

tyranny

Promoting War on Iran (tags)

anti-war

Iowa’s Choice: Dr. Paul or U.S. bankruptcy, more wars, and many more dead soldiers (tags)

Top Republican presidential contender U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has been endorsed by former head of the CIA’s “Bin Laden Unit” Michael Scheuer, reports Revolution PAC. In his endorsement, Scheuer backs Paul’s longstanding non-interventionist foreign policy views and warns of bankruptcy and increased hostility toward Americans both at home and abroad should current bipartisan foreign adventurism continue.

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.

Crisis Conditions Grip Eurozone (tags)

class war

"The illegitimate debts must be cancelled" (tags)

A neoliberal tax policy followed for twenty years drastically lowered the taxes paid by private corporations on their profits, above all by big business. The debts are not an incomprehensible plague but the result of a conscious and completely unjust policy.

Treating Palestinians Lawlessly (tags)

Palestine

The Crisis, Trust and Homeowners (tags)

Capitalism cannot function any more without credit-financed debt on account of its increasing productivity. The recession will come because the indebtedness-dynamic can hardly be maintained with which the capitalist zombie-economy is kept alive in its pseudo-life.

The One Percent Turns Class War into Generational War (tags)

The cost of making social security solvent for 75 years amounts to 0.58% of the GDP. The cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars amount to three times as much. The cost of transferring wealth to the top 1% over the past thirty years is 6% of the GDP or 10 times as much as social security cost.

Target Iran (tags)

Iran

Anti-Defamation League National Pledge for Unity on Israel (tags)

Israel

Occupy World - The Protest Against the Financial System Intensifies (tags)

Since the beginning of the financial crisis, governments from Berlin to Washington solemnly vowed to regulate the financial system more strongly, close the casino on the financial markets and call to account financially the speculators.for their inflicted damage. Deeds did not follow.

Domestic Criminals Under Influence of Drugs Allowed To Teach At Priest River Schools (tags)

High school dropouts with extensive criminal records and known drug use allowed to be substitute teachers in Idaho. Violent Criminals stripped of gun rights teaching our children should not be allowed anywhere in America.

Stagnation as a Trend-Life with Satiated Markets, Stagnating Economies and Reduced Work (tags)

45 years ago JKGalbraith was shocked at the public squalor alongside private affluence. In 2008-10 trillions were given to banks and Wall St. so private losses became public losses. By relieving corporations of taxes, neoliberal supply side strategy worsens growth and employment.

Putin in 2012 (tags)

Russia

State-Sponsored Murder: Official US Policy (tags)

police state

Is that OnStar or OnSnitch (tags)

Will OnStar keep the police informed of your every move?

The magical world of voodoo 'economists' (tags)

It?s not just the 21st century they want to turn the clock back on ? health-care reform, global warming and the financial regulations passed in the wake of the recent financial crises and accounting scandals.

Robina Suwol of CA Safe Schools Nominated for 2011 Hero Award (tags)

The Jewish Community Heroes campaign organized by The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) celebrates the selflessness and courage of those who put others before themselves

Face-Off: Palestine v. Washington/Israel on Statehood (tags)

Palestine

Politics in the Crisis Trap (tags)

A discontinuance of debt-financed economic programs leads to an economic slack period resulting in stagnation and recession. Crisis policy finds itself in a philosophical paradox. The political class can only choose between more indebtedness up to state bankruptcy (with hyper-inflation) or harsh austerity programs.

America's Media: Dancing Around the Budget Debate Charade (tags)

corporate medias

PHILIPPINES: Absent major policy reforms, there will be no social transformation (tags)

President Aquino?s communication advisers said the President?s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) will focus more on ?social transformation?. What would that mean in real sense, however, largely depend on how Filipinos would view their lives today and in the immediate future. And for the Filipino masses who have been used to hearing nice words from their leaders, this new buzzword assumes no meaning at all unless accompanied by major policy reforms.

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.

A Memorandum to the President of the Philippines (tags)

MEMORANDUM FOR President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy) FROM : Your boss, the Filipino people SUBJECT : Your job evaluation and our recommendation

The Crisis of Financial Market Capitalism as a Challenge for the Left (tags)

The crisis of neoliberal financial market capitalism broke out in its center and has one central systemic cause. This crisis was triggered by the independence of the financial sphere... A solidarity mixed economy, democracy and peace are alternatives.

BTL:Greek Government Acts as Israeli Proxy in Blocking International Flotilla from Sailing (tags)

Interview with Robert Naiman, policy director of Just Foreign Policy, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

BTL:U.S. Boat to Join International Flotilla Challenging Israeli Gaza Blockade (tags)

Interview with Robert Naiman, policy director of Just Foreign Policy, conducted by Scott Harris

Education of the Homo Oeconomicus (tags)

The school system should not only produce students with a narrowed economic view. Society consists of more than the sum of benefit-maximizing individuals.An economic system with fewer income differences, regulated financial markets and welfare state brings greater stability.

The Military as a Security Risk (tags)

You cannot have both democracy and concentration of wealth, Justice Brandeis warned. 20% of military spending is for defense; the rest is for empire. Endless war is not a future but the denial of a future. To Hitler, the soldier was the only model of courage.

Obama's Middle East Hypocrisy (tags)

anti-war

Government U-turn halts tribal eviction from India?s national parks (tags)

The Indian government has scrapped its controversial policy of expelling tribal people from wildlife-rich areas to turn them into national parks.

Forum on Venezuela in LA May 8, A Resounding Success (tags)

- Last Sunday, Mother?s Day, the Los Angeles forum about Venezuela?s Bolivarian Revolution, featuring attorney and author Eva Golinger and a panel of Venezuela experts was a success. The forum that was held at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Wislhire featured speaker was and Eva Golinger is a foreign policy advisor to the Venezuelan government, led by President Hugo Chavez.

California Safe Schools & LA Unified Celebrate Twelve Years of Protecting Student Health (tags)

Reformed Pesticide Policy Becomes National & International Model for Schools & Communities

Money and Justice (tags)

We live on credit, shift costs and risks into the future and make possible a prosperity with the help of a policy of cheap money that is paid for by others. An interest-free money system would be a counter model to the growth pressure inherent in the present system.

The Israeli Lobby's Poisonous Influence on US Policy (tags)

anti-war

Causes and Consequences of the Financial Crisis (tags)

The neoliberal restructuring and globalization of capitalism has led to states becoming the spoils of financial capital. The neoliberal program is enforced with the help of states. Governments only react to the conditions set by the economically powerful. This is the end of politics.

The World Social Forum (Feb 6-11, 2011) (tags)

"Another world is possible," Susan George declared at Porto Alegre. 80,000 activists came to Dakar. The world has changed, not only through the financial crisis that showed the market often causes more problems than it solves. The WSF has become a source of hope for a just world.

Followup Meeting Between Colton Community and Police (tags)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

COLTON, California - In a follow-up meeting to a community forum held in December, Chief Bob Miller and Detective Eric Campa of the Colton Police Department again met with residents to share the department's new directive concerning vehicle impounds.

The Shift of Power to the East and South (tags)

The shift of political and economic power from West to East and North to South and the rapid development of technological innovations have created a completely new reality..The claim of the US and Europe to being masters of the universe must be ended.

Democracy promotion: America’s new regime change formula (tags)

"By the 1980s, the reign of terror that blazed across Latin America was too much for most people to stomach. From death squads to torture chambers and various massacres, the Latin American generals who trained in the US to spread democracy around the world quickly gained reputations for major human rights abuses. To replace the overt support for dictatorships, a new concept for regime change was born; one that sounds and looks better – democracy promotion."

Neocons Target Ron Paul After CPAC Poll Win (tags)

Following accusations by Ron Paul's supporters of Cheney being "war criminal" at the recent CPAC conference, neocon warmongers have started a campaign against Ron Paul for his non-interventionist and anti-military occupation positions, labeling him a "traitor" to the people. However, the facts show that Cheney and GW Bush are the real traitors, who authroized use of torture and deceit to engage the U.S. military in two illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

George Bush: Preliminary Indictment for Torture (tags)

torture

CIA Puppet Mr. Hosni Mubarak MUST STEP DOWN! (tags)

It is illogical to assume that Hosni Mubarak's firing of his underlings will somehow restore democracy to Egypt when he himself is the source of the problem! Nor is it logical or probable that a thirty year dictator will step down "nicely" or "legally". Only when the Egyptian police grow weary of brutalzing their own people and rip off their badges and join the protests demanding Mubarak's full and complete resignation will democracy begin to emerge in Egypt!

Marriage Activists Discuss “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal (tags)

Members of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) discussed the bill Congress passed last December aimed at repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy excluding open Queers from serving in the U.S. military. The discussion, at their regular meeting January 11, revealed mixed feelings; S.A.M.E. members supported “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal as a civil rights issue, but many of them are also anti-war and want Queers to have the right to be in the military — and the good sense not to join.

Economic Turmoil in 2011 (tags)

economic trouble

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"

Growth Madness (tags)

The history of the crisis of the western world that we all experience more or less consciously or unconsciously (or partly ignore) is a history of boundless lobbylism, political corruption, market fetishism and unbroken faith in growth..Economic theories were and are children of their time.

I have a question about LA-IMC donation policy.. (tags)

I have a question about LA-IMC donation policy..

Injustice for All: Obama's Immigration Agenda (tags)

immigration lawlessness

Reduced Working Hours (tags)

The neoliberal growth strategy ofr reducing the price of labor led to a system change from Keynesianism to neoliberal capitalism. Neoliberals never sought full employment. Rather their policy aimed at the permanent division of society.

Military gay ban (tags)

Military gay ban

Obama's Decision to Push Bush's NAFTA-Style Korea Trade Deal Without Real Fixes Is Mistake (tags)

Press release by Public Citizen about the Korean trade agreement that's being pushed.

The IMF Dictates More Than Ever (tags)

"Many developing countries that were independent in food production at the start of the 1980s import food necessary for their populations today. The subsidized agriculture of western countries has flooded the cou9ntries of the South. Haiti imports the rice that it once cultivated.."

Quantitative Easing: Elixir or Poison? (tags)

QE indeed poison as being used

Israeli Settlers Threaten Sheikh Jarrah (tags)

Stealing Palestinian land

Chinese Currency War a Red Herring? (tags)

In the 1930s countries tried to gain advantages by exporting more. This is happening today.

PLM statement on Philippine President's 100 days in office (tags)

Failure of Leadership Marks P-Noy’s 100 Days in Office President Noynoy Aquino’s first 100 days in office accentuated the problem we will be facing under the six-year term of the new administration: an incompetent leadership that lacks political will to carry through changes in the government and in society at large.

Manifesto of French Economists: Why We Are Shocked (tags)

On October 11 three million French workers were on strike against President Sarkozy's authoritarian attacks on social security and pensions. "Despite its obvious debacle, the neoliberal dogma is still regarded as the only correct economic system."

Kick It Like Roosevelt (tags)

The October 2 "One Nation" demonstration in Washington DC is a call for government job creation in the face of mass unemployment and human pain. FDR's creation of 4 million jobs within 4 months is an example of government responding to crisis.

Lawsuit Challenges Obama Administration's Targeted Assassination Policy (tags)

lawless killing now US policy

Targeted Assassinations: Challenging US Policy (tags)

In America, the rule of law is dead

Damage Control: Downplaying WikiLeaks Revelations (tags)

spin can't hide the importance of WikiLeaks documents

PHILIPPINES: Keeping an eye on Aquino’s commitment to change (tags)

MANILA - The new administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III begins with an extremely high trust rating of 88 percent – higher than any of the post-dictatorship presidents. This is a measure of people’s belief in the commitment of the Aquino administration to reverse the anti-poor policies implemented during the regime of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Deteriorating Conditions for Israeli Arab Citizens (tags)

Israel wants the city exclusively Jewish

Stimulus or Austerity: the People vs. the Banks (tags)

The most powerful nations in the world met recently at the G-20 in Toronto and managed to agree on only one thing of significance: the need to reduce deficits, “half by 2013.” Implied by the statement is the need to lower deficits via “austerity,” meaning eliminating or reducing social programs. Why does every mainstream political pundit or corporate CEO fanatically agree that reducing deficits is the most important thing to do now? Let Obama explain:

Switzerland: Video on Undocumented Occupation (tags)

On 26 June, about 300 migrants and solidarity activists occupied a park right besides the seat of the Swiss government in Bern. They've been protesting against Switzerland's inhuman asylum and migration policy and demand the collective regularisation of the country's undocumented migrants.

Ramon Paje’s Appointment to the DENR Spells Big Trouble (tags)

he PESANTE-USA, an environmental and peasant support advocacy group based in the United States joins the Kalikasan-People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan-PNE) in denouncing the appointment of Mr. Ramon Paje, executive director of the Minerals Development Council (MDC), as environment secretary.

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS, GREEN SCHOOL CHAMPION NOMINATED FOR 2010 NAU AWARD (tags)

NAU supporting those who instigate lasting, positive change in their communities

Easing Gaza's Siege: Bogus and Unacceptable (tags)

Israel's easing bogus

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

Obama's agenda assures permanent war

Colorado Gives Marijuana Dispensaries Legal Status (tags)

Governor Signs Regulations for State’s Medical Marijuana Industry

Israel's Exclusion and Restriction of Goods to Gaza (tags)

part of Israel's slow motion genocide

Philippine Democracy: Alive, but is it well? (tags)

Reflections on the 2010 Campaign. The 2010 campaign has drawn to a close, and it’s time to distill my experiences after registering hundreds of miles by land, sea, and air crisscrossing the country as a party-list candidate.

The Rebirth of Economic Thought from the Ashes of the Crisis (tags)

Reagan announced the state was "the problem" for the functioning of the economy. State action could not solve economic problems. The latest reality of economic crisis thoroughly destroyed the neoclassical theses. The crisis showed its ideological limitation and conditionality.

Memorandums on Alternative Economic Policy (tags)

The social state, solidarity, sharing and social justice open doors while neoliberal deregulation leads to exploding inequality, generalized insecurity and disappearance of the public spirit.

This is not a social state any more (tags)

Building community centers (as in Vancouver BC), redistributing income and assets from top to bottom, reducing working hours, expanding the public non-profit sector and accepting housing, education and health care as rights not privileges would be important steps to a bright future.

Tea Party Hijacked by Neocons as Ron Paul Foreign Policy is Pushed Aside (tags)

Tea Party Hijacked by Neocons as Ron Paul Foreign Policy is Pushed Aside

Global Peace and Justice Groups Threatening Israel's Legitimacy (tags)

Israel losing its legitimacy

Robina Suwol of CA. Safe Schools, Local Hero Nominee for Heart of Green Award (tags)

Heart of Green Award 26 Real People Making a Real Difference

Preparations for a Hit against Iran: Stopping Israel’s Next War (tags)

"Subjectively, the time could not be more propitious for a concerted international drive to force a transformation in Tel Aviv. Israel’s standing in the world has been vanishing like snow under a hot spring sun, as even President Peres was forced to recognize. Israeli diplomats no longer feel free to travel abroad, fearing that international arrest warrants might be slapped on them as perpetrators of war crimes committed during the Gaza war. As reported in the March 15 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Israeli government has launched a desperate public relations campaign, through a website for “Public Diplomacy and the Diaspora,” aimed at preparing Israelis to project a positive image of their country while travelling abroad. If citizens have to study government-issued brochures handed out at the airport, to learn how to defend the reputation of Israel, then the moral crisis the country has entered is quicksand."

Capitalism and Democracy (tags)

Citizens are protected from incursions of the state and on the other side must accept the sovereignty of the state and the general law as prerequisites of property and security. Whoever has visions should be the physician. A good physician will urge changing one's way of life.

Spontaneous Grassroots Reaction: Impeach Obama Now! (tags)

Obama threats to Israel and allegations of Patraeus briefings opposing Israel Prove Obama Cannot be Trusted

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.

US Israel Policy got us into Afghanistan (tags)

SEE VIDEOS: US Israel Policy got us into Afghanistan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRDxYRUAgDU&feature=PlayList&p=9FBCD2516AFA616A&index=0&playnext=1 http://bit.ly/IsraelAfghanistan -------------------------------------------- US Israel Policy got us into Afghanistan Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUdFXY8n3bQ&feature=PlayList&p=9FBCD2516AFA616A&index=1&playnext=2&playnext_from=PL http://tinyurl.com/USIsraelPolicyGotusintoAfghan Entire Riz Khan broadcast can be viewed via following URL:

Greed, the Corrupt System and Shadow Banking (tags)

A sudden change of thought patterns has occurred. For thirty years, the dogmas were in effect: trust in the self-healing powers of the market, the sleek state is the best of all possible states and economic policy will be unnecessary if the central banks fights inflation.

The Role of Neoconservatives - and Israel's Right Wing - in the War in Iraq (tags)

Review of the Transparent Cabal

Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award Presented to Robina Suwol & CA Safe Schools (tags)

Award was established in memory of former Environmental Commissioner

Join Robina Suwol, Founder of CA Safe Schools (tags)

Children’s Environmental Health & Justice Champion Speaking at Green California Schools Summit & Exposition

THERE IS A DECEPTION FLAVOR WITH FOREIGN POLICY OF OBAMA ... (tags)

The foreign policy of Obama for Latin America is inexistent or ineffective.

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.'"

The False Hope of J Street and the Gentile Problem (tags)

commentary on a new strategy of Israeli Lobbyists

San Francisco energy policy disconnects from San Francisco Rep. Nancy Pelosi's (tags)

San Francisco's new energy policy, CleanEnergySF, conflicts with that of its 8th District Congressional Representative, for the past 23 years, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi is one of the nation's leading advocates of nuclear power, who, in 2007, described herself as born again nuclear and supported that year's failed attempt to overturn California's ban on new nuclear plant construction.

Profits=Investments=Jobs? (tags)

The claimed connection between profits, investments and jobs is not right. Orders-literally demand-are more important than the profits that are investede for the creation of jobs. Market radicals repress market and system failure.

Clinton's said that Israel is making "unprecedented" concessions (tags)

On West Bank

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

Obama Supports Food Inc.'s World Domination and All We Get Is the White House Garden? (tags)

While Michele Obama took the needed steps in tearing out the White House lawn and planting an organic garden, her husband isn't so quick to drop the old pandering to biotechnology habits of big agribusiness corporations. With Obama's chosen staff of Tom Vilsack, Rajiv Shah, and Islam Siddiqui we have a continuation of the revolving door between corporate agribusiness, biotechnology and government regulators.

AMERICAN MEMBER OF CONGRESS DOESN'T LIKE THE BRAZILIAN FOREIGN POLICY (tags)

Who speaks that doesn't owe, it listens what doesn't want.

Noam Chomsky on the Cuban 5 (tags)

Chomsky was interviewed by Radio Havana Cuba on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the arbitrary arrest and detention in Miami of Cubans Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, who after a legally flawed trial in Miami District Court, are incarcerated in US prisons for infiltrating anti-Cuba Miami based groups of terrorists with the aim of defending Cuba against US based terrorism. As Professor Chomsky says in this interview "They weren't criminals. They were heroes". He points out "that the only way to remedy the injustice is to withdraw the charges completely".

October Surprise - Peace Prize to a War Criminal (tags)

The IgNobel tradition continues

“Voices of Honor” Tour Challenges “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (tags)

O.K., so maybe you're a hard-core peacenik who wouldn't dream of joining the military or of supporting anyone who would. You should still care about the continued exclusion of open Queer people from the U.S. military under the so-called “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Not only is the policy unjust and discriminatory on its face, it's also disproportionately enforced against women and people of color — so in practice it's racist and sexist as well as homophobic. “Voices of Honor” was a national tour which wrapped up in San Diego September 30 that featured five military veterans talking about the personal strains of living under “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

How Neoliberal Ideology Destabilized the World Balance: Krugman and Galbraith (tags)

"If the depression has not openly erupted, all the features of the 1930s are having a spectacular comeback." (Paul Krugman) To free the US from the claws of private interests, James Galbraith urges the public authority to set social and ecological norms.

Afghanistan: Back Door to War on Iran (tags)

Neocons support war with Afghanistan in order to get war with Iran

Obama's Empty Labor Day Speech (tags)

President Obama is a friend of the working people…one day a year. The rest of the year he is rewarding banks with bailouts and war contractors with more war. On Labor Day, workers were offered nothing of substance, just kind words. Obama began his speech by spending an excessive amount of time exaggerating the leadership abilities of both AFL-CIO officials and Ohio’s Democratic representatives. The motive was simple: the “partnership” between organized labor and the Democratic Party is central to the languishing existence of the two-party system, while helping to keep the labor movement in an equal state of decline and decay.

Playing the ‘Anti-Semitism’ Card Against Venezuela (tags)

"Although the arrests helped ease the anxieties of Venezuela’s Jewish community, the international media pressed on with the storyline of a politically motivated attack. The very week that the Venezuelan Israelite Association issued a statement praising the swift and successful investigation, The Washington Post ran an editorial titled “Mr. Chavez vs. the Jews,” which again blamed the robbery on the government, or, more specifically, on an ugly comment left on a “pro-government Web site,” demanding “that citizens ‘publicly challenge every Jew that you find in the street, shopping center or park’ and called for a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses, seizures of Jewish-owned property and a demonstration at Caracas’s largest synagogue.”4 The editorial concluded that the synagogue was then “duly attacked.”5 The idea that the sacking of the Caracas synagogue was based purely on anti-Semitism has persisted, even showing up in a recent piece authored by two academics in the high-brow Boston Review. The authors claim the attack is a sign of “state-directed anti-Semitism.”

Join CA Safe Schools @ 2009 Western U.S. Pollution Prevention Conference (tags)

California Safe Schools (CSS) www.calisafe.org is nationally & internationally recognized for spearheading the most stringent pesticide policy in nation at Los Angeles Unified School District . Today it has become an international model.

SUPPORTING SCOTLAND’S HUMANITARIAN PENAL POLICY (tags)

A PLEA FOR COMPASSION : SUPPORTING SCOTLAND’S HUMANITARIAN PENAL POLICY WHY SCOTLAND’S Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill, was right to release Locherbie bomber and allow him to return to Libya, and why Mr Mueller, President Obama, Hillary Clinton, the Lib Dems in Scotland and Gordan Brown in England are perfectly wrong.

CA Safe Schools Nominated for NAU Grant for Change Award (tags)

NAU supporting those who instigate lasting, positive change in their communities

Economic Policy after the Financial Crisis: Keynes (tags)

Keynes saw political control of markets and a distribution and social policy in favor of lower income groups as essential prerequisites of a stable long-term macro-economic development.. Three-hour workdays or a 15-hour week would be enough.

BTL:Public Policy Should be Employed to Combat Rise in Obesity (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Self-Abandonment of the System (tags)

The banks are seemingly on Victory Street and taxpayers face bankruptcy. Bailing out banks by printing money is a dubious recovery. Paulson, Bernanke, Summers and Geithner are the architects of a policy of easy money. The money given to banks does not reach the economy.

Nader Was Right: Liberals Are Going Nowhere With Obama (tags)

Liberals once again were fooled by "lesser evilism" tactics of the Democrats, many devoted much time and energy to elect Obama, yet only receive more of the same as their reward. Our only changes are military use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on prisoners instead of torture, under Obama the only change we will get in reality is a well spoken war criminal instead of a war criminal that speaks jibberish! Think Obama will allow for any domestic or international war crime trial of his predecessor?? Forget about it!! More of the same!!

CENSORSHIP AT INDYMEDIA REPEATS AGAIN and AGAIN (tags)

Indymedia every so too often decides to CENSOR an article by hiding it from public view..but based on nothing more than it's own group's version of what they like politically or an article that someone there with the power of that clever click who has decided what was offered to the LA public readers now needs to be "gone !" out of sight ! Why they do this is unrevealed and non-transparent. And LA.Indymedia offer no way to reverse their discriminating acts either as there is no one ‘home’ when a letter is written to info@la.indymedia.org either !”

Isolated and discredited 2 - the US in Latin America (tags)

"But no matter how hard they try on the masks of agreeableness, their arrogance, hubris and infatuation with US military power seep out all over the place. Barack Obama's aspiration to reclaim US leadership in Latin America means not just maintaining US military presence in the region but boosting it. For example, in Colombia the US is currently negotiating not one but five extra military bases. " How many more coups if we allow this one to go forward?

problem with china: they NEED a war (tags)

Piece.

PBS Documentary on “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” Airs June 16 (tags)

The PBS documentary “Ask Not,” dealing with the human cost of the “don't ask, don't tell” policy that excludes open Queers from the U.S. military, will be shown nationwide on June 16 and in San Diego June 21 as part of the “Independent Lens” series. The show depicts individuals thrown out of the military under “don't ask, don't tell” and the Queer community's fight-back against the discriminatory policy. In a May 3 preview screening at the San Diego Public Library, activists working against “don't ask, don't tell” discussed why even progressive people who generally oppose America’s wars should be concerned about this issue.

Obama's Outreach to Muslims - Empty Rhetoric, Same Old Policies (tags)

business as usual continues globally

The Misery of Economic Policy (tags)

The military Keynesianism since Reagan guided the streams of surplus global money-capital into the US as a "safe harbor." The orgies of deregulation and privatization cleared the way for the "assets inflation" of the financial bubble economy.

Attac Catalogue for Democratizing the Financial Markets (tags)

The financial industry contributed over $5 billion in the last year in campaign gifts and lobbying to ensure that Wall Street oligarchs have their way in the media and congress. Attac is a global justice network committed to shriveling the financial markets.

The End of Finance Market Capitalism: Renaissance of Socialism? (tags)

The crisis offers an historical chance to civilize an unbridled capitalism with reform policy. The future relation of market and state is the focus of attention.. Financial markets are characterized by herd behavior. Risk consciousness disappears.

Obama's Real Plan in Latin America (tags)

At first glance Obama seems to have softened U.S. policy toward Latin America, especially when compared to his predecessor. There has been no shortage of editorials praising Obama’s conciliatory approach while comparing it to FDR’s ”Good Neighbor” Latin American policy. It’s important to remember, however, that FDR’s vision of being neighborly meant that the U.S. would merely stop direct military interventions in Latin America, while reserving the right to create and prop up dictators, arm and train unpopular regional militaries, promote economic dominance through free trade and bank loans, conspire with right-wing groups, etc…

Barack Obama: Crime Boss (tags)

Obama's criminal partnership with Wall Street

Obama's Disastrous Afghan Plan (tags)

Last month President Barack Obama announced the deployment of 17,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, raising the total there to 53,000, only to add an additional 4,000 training troops this past week. Questions of a possible quagmire have begun to sprout faster than opium poppies. In an attempt to disarm his critics, Obama has defined his policy as pointed, specific, and winnable:

Lessons from the Great Depression: Christina D. Romer (tags)

This paper was presented at the Brookings Institution Washington D.C. March 9, 2009. Christina Romer, economics professor at Berkeley, is one of President Obama's economic advisers in the Council of Economic Advisers.

You don’t want to pay for the crisis of capital? Then just don’t do it. (tags)

A critique of the calls for demonstrations against the G20 in Berlin, Frankfurt and London under the slogan “We won't pay for your crisis! – For a solidarity society”

Fuck The Millions, Claw Back the A.I.G. Billions and Arrest Everyone Involved! (tags)

The Obama Administraition and Congress must Outlaw the Credit Default Swaps

Right to Stay Now! A Documentary (tags)

On 19 December 2008, approximately 150 undocumented migrants and solidarity activists occupied the Prediger Church in Zurich (Switzerland) for more than two weeks. The squatters demanded a just implementation of the hardship provision, the abolition of the prohibition of work and the legalization of the status of all undocumented migrants. Now, a 30-minute documentary about the action was published.

Join Robina Suwol & California Safe Schools at 27th National Beyond Pesticides Conference (tags)

Bridge to an Organic Future: Opportunities for health and the environment, the 27th National Pesticide Forum, will be held April 3-4, 2009 at the Century Center in Carrboro, North Carolina

Obama's Mistake in Reasoning (tags)

The accumulation of capital in fewer and fewer hands first made possible the worldwide economic crisis. For Obama's economic policy to be successful, he must reverse the assets disparity and force the 10% with two-thirds of the assets to solidarity through higher taxes.

Obama can't appoint the best (tags)

If the AIPAC objects

US Discriminatory Immigration Policy Toward Haitians (tags)

Washington bashes Haiti.

Fear of the Great Depression (tags)

The acute danger exists of a self-reinforcing downward spiral from deflation, increasing debts and new problems in the financial sector..Degenerate banks must be closed by the state in a controlled way. Politics must try to reduce the uncertainties of consumers.

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."

Global Social Policy (tags)

The problem is not understanding but ideology. Market fundamentalists insist government jobs are not jobs. Those working government jobs under FDR are sometimes classified as unemployed to belittle FDR's great achievement in reducing unemployment from 25% to 10%.

SHIFTING PARADIGM (tags)

In a sweeping speech to international leaders and security experts on February 6 in Munich, US vice president Biden, prima facie, revealed to an international audience the core of the Obama regime's foreign policy program. Although emphasizing diplomacy and cooperation as its center piece, he gave a stern warning to the Imperialist allies and client states that they are expected to share the burdens of fighting extremism (whatever that is).

A New Administration, Tired Old Policies (tags)

Counterproductive policies heading America for depression

Zionist Running for LA City Council Seat. (tags)

The Los Angeles director of AIPAC, Aneena Bleich is running for the 5th council District seat. The 5th district is home to the largest concentration of Zionists outside Israel and New York. They constitute a powerful voting block in the 5th district and typically install whoever they want to the council. It appears they have again chosen one of their own, Aneena Bleich of AIPAC.

Mexico To Become A Failed State (tags)

This is horrible news - the actual possibility of Mexico becoming an all out Failed State.

Obama Murders Innocent Pakistanis (tags)

When it comes to foreign policy it turns out that Obama is as big a bimbo as Bill Clinton was.

Back from the Wilderness: Joseph Stiglitz (tags)

Economy theory has long explained why unhindered markets do not correct themselves, why regulation was necessary and why the government had an important role to play int he economy. Many who worked for the financial markets forced a kind of market fundamentalism.

Obama v. Richard Falk on Israel and Occupied Palestine (tags)

Obama is as hardline as Bush

Memorandum 2008 Summary-Crisis Underrated (tags)

Without increasing internal demand, the upswing based on replacement investments and exports cannot continue. Without reduced working hours, adequate jobs will not be created in a world of reduced work volumes, rationalization and information technology.

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.

Financial Crisis: Bending and Breaking (tags)

The governments still strike the pose of successful crisis management. The points are set for a state-sanctioned survival of neoliberlaism through bending and breaking, Instead of raising mass income, the state finances capital investments to liven up the domestic economy.

Educators Protest Scholarship's Discriminatory Policy (tags)

Over 100 teachers and students protest in front of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Headquarters demanding they halt their discriminatory policy barring undocumented students from applying to their scholarship

Lurching Toward Gomorrah: More Signs of An Unstoppable Economic Meltdown (tags)

a deepening economic crisis

Nov-Dec 2008 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly New Alert! (tags)

November-December 2008 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter Published by National Immigrant Solidarity Network

Jeremy Scahill: 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House (tags)

U.S. policy is not about one individual, and no matter how much faith people place in President-elect Barack Obama, the policies he enacts will be fruit of a tree with many roots. Among them: his personal politics and views, the disastrous realities his administration will inherit, and, of course, unpredictable future crises. But the best immediate indicator of what an Obama administration might look like can be found in the people he surrounds himself with and who he appoints to his Cabinet. And, frankly, when it comes to foreign policy, it is not looking good.

International seminar to discuss how to exit the financial crisis announced (tags)

He criticized the conduction of economic policy by Brazilian Central Bank. "The CB is throwing money in the market without taking a specific concern with the change in the economic model, with public investment." Our concern is to analyze the crisis from the perspective of individuals, of the nation, and not

Obama Mania (tags)

A reality check.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.04.08 (tags)

Election Day Reality Check

What “incredibly tough” foreign policy actions is Obama preparing? (tags)

"Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination by presenting himself as the more consistent antiwar candidate, and the Democratic ticket in public pledges to end the war in Iraq and adopt a less militaristic stance. But behind closed doors, before select audiences of the financial and political elite, Biden has given a glimpse of the real perspective of the Democratic wing of American imperialism."

US Government Report Undermines Zimbabwe Opposition’s Claim of Independence Filed under: (tags)

The US government had a hand in formulating the policy platform of the Tsvangirai faction of the Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, and funded community-based newsletters to create a platform to persuade Zimbabweans to accept Washington’s point of view, according to a US government report

US diplomacy tainted by 'militarization' (tags)

"Since the fall of the Berlin Wall [in 1989], the diplomatic capacity of the United States has been hollowed out," according to the 26-page report, "A Foreign Affairs Budget for the Future", which said a continuation of the status quo cannot continue without serious damage to the US's "vital interests".

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 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.

Excesses of Supply Theory (tags)

In Germany, the competitiveness of businesses is still set above strengthening domestic demand. Therefore Germany could skid into a recession. In the US, trickle-down economics, tax cuts benefiting the top 1% and military Keynesianism make the economic future ominous.

A Great Discrepancy (tags)

The contradictions in US foreign policy to various world events and their relationship to capitalism

The US-Arroyo regime is responsible for the death and damages caused by the war in Mindana (tags)

-The people must concentrate their anger and condemnation on the US-Arroyo regime as directly responsible on the deaths and damages of the people in Mindanao caused by the escalation of the armed clashes between the AFP and the MILF. The problem can be rooted to the US-dictated two pronged militarist policy of the regime which is the all-out war against the revolutionary movement led by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) while neutralizing the Moro seccessionist movement of the MILF thru a deceptive and bogus peace process to finish the revolutionary movement in 2010. The militarist clique in the Arroyo regime never expected that the Memorandum of Agreement on the Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) will ignite the chaos and war in Mindanao. This secret and hasty deal resulted to violent reaction and opposition from the pro and anti-Arroyo reactionary camp and the fake president will even face impeachment because of violations of the constitution. Arroyo got the worst fear of losing her warlord allies in Mindanao that helped her cheat the 2004 elections. Her ulterior motive of using the MOA-AD as a stepping stone for charter change (cha-cha) to remain in Malacanang was also exposed. The MILF's disgust and anger have basis when it was proven that the Arroyo regime is not sincere in the peace talks and on the agreement on ancestral domain and instead used these as a trap to demobilized and surrender of MILF.

OBAMA SHIFTS TO THE RIGHT (tags)

Democrat presumptive candidate Senator Barack Obama completes the turn to the right. By picking the pro-War Senator JoeBiden as a running mate, he sought to appeal to the most backward sectors of the U.S. voting population and to show the ruling class that he is not really a liberal. Obama affirmed the fact that he is insecure of Clinton and he cannot hold a candle to Hillary Clinton in rightist policy making. He proved that he is not the man for himself and he is being lead by other policy makers like the Kennedy clan. The Filipino American community primarily the elite among democrats--immigrants, working and oppressed people are all left out. As usual neither candidate speaks in their interests, even thought the vast majority of workers are against the war and favor maintaining abortion rights.

OBAMA COMPLETES SHIFT TO THE RIGHT (tags)

Los Angeles- Democrat presumptive candidate Senator Barack Obama completes the turn to the right. By picking the pro-War Senator Biden as a running mate, he sought to appeal to the most backward sectors of the U.S. voting population and to show the ruling class “I’m your guy.” Obama wanted to assure people that he is not really that liberal. Obama affirmed that he is insecure of Clinton and he cannot hold a candle to Hillary Clinton in policy making. He proved that he is not the man for himself and he is being lead by other policy makers.

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

The US goverment murders children at its borders (tags)

The US policy surronding the borders wall being built along the US-Mexican border murdered a 14 year old girl and thousands of others.

Monetary Policy and Stagflation (tags)

50 countries already show double-digit rates; 42% of the world population is affected. Monetary policy reacts helplessly to stagflation. The financial bubble economy is an excess. When consumers finally spend the money they don't have, everything will be just fine.

Ross for the high jump (tags)

Obama to shaft Ross

Jeff Halper's "An Israeli in Palestine" - Part I (tags)

Halper's excellent book.

Drought and Israeli Policy Threaten West Bank Water Security (tags)

Inadequate West Bank water.

Highlights of the US State Visit of President Arroyo of the Philippines (tags)

If we have to assess the highlights of the 10-day state visit of President Macapagal-Arroyo to the United States, we can sum it up in several points. Besides securing $ 700 million loans, talking with US investors and visiting her fellow Filipino psychopaths, one important agenda of PGMA in her visit are the “ getting to know you” meetings with the US Democratic Party presumptive presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican Senator John McCain. Highlights of the US State Visit of President Arroyo of the Philippines

Deregulated Markets and Alternative Economics (tags)

In the last ten years there was more speculationthan ever, more than before the 1930 worldwide economic crisis. A policy of deregulated financial markets made this possible. That real investment profits turn out relatively small encourages the speculation tendency.

Welfare State and Inner Security (tags)

The punitive side of welfare state reform is read as a success. Problems result because firstly there is not enough work and secondfly thoser integrated in work can often hardly live from that. Massive exclusion and precariousness exist everywhere.

World Bank and IMF Policies Caused Food Crisis (tags)

The IMF changed its economic direction and took a market radical neoliberal economic course at the beginning of the 1980s with the rise of monetarism. Hunger inthe world can only be overcome with long-term sustainable strategies, not with the short-term horizon of Wall Street.

Disturbing Stirrings - Ratcheting Up For War On Iran (tags)

Worrisome signs resurfacing.

Stop the next war (tags)

"Yet as the years wear on and the facts pointing to the validity of my thesis accumulate, the reality can no longer be ignored. Why, in the name of all that's holy, are we expanding a war that has proven to be such a monumental failure? Why are our leaders ignoring the evaluation of our own National Intelligence Estimate on the question of Iran's nuclear program – which shows that they abandoned their nascent nukes, just as Saddam did – and insisting that Tehran will soon wield a nuclear sword, perhaps against Israel? Why are American politicians defying their own war-weary people and launching a conflict that will doubtless prove even less popular than the one in which we are currently engaged? None of this makes any sense unless we accept the hijacking thesis: U.S. policy is the captive of foreign interests, specifically Israeli interests. We are, all of us, held hostage by the Israel lobby, which has a stranglehold on the political establishment in this country. That's not a "conspiracy theory," because it's no secret: the effort to mold U.S. policy to suit Israeli interests is open to the point of brazenness."

“Committed To Healing: Involuntary Commitment Procedures” : A Fraud (tags)

The law invites the ruling class, the government , the intelligence services, etc., to silence their adversaries while pretending to heal them.

Warning of the American Friend (tags)

What primarily motivates US foreign policy-economic interests or a religious mission consciousness? A special world view is added to the economic interests In this perspective, economic liberalism brings political freedom and both together lead to peace and free trade.

Why Are Banks Failing, Mr. Giegold? (tags)

The crisis will cost massive job losses and strain public budgets. The policy of market opening that refuses social and ecological regulations is a disaster. We must raise new taxes. Closing the tax havens would also be desirable.

'The Transparent Cabal' (about the Jewish neocons and their war for Israel agenda) (tags)

(about the Jewish neocons and their war for Israel agenda)

Hothead McCain (tags)

Wouldn't it be nice, for once, to hear a politician not so removed from Reality saying "There will be peace" ... ? Be wary of Electronic Vote-rigging ... And get those "Neo-Conservative" War Criminals behind bars and away from the halls of power.

announcing the pReNC 5.3 (tags)

The pReNC 5.3 is the second national gathering for planning radical resistance to the 2008 Republican National Convention. It will take place on May 3rd in the Twin Cities.

Obama Aligns Foreign Policy with GOP (tags)

Democratic millionaire warmonger pro-death penalty candidate for president Barack Obama said, "The truth is that my foreign policy is actually a return to the traditional bipartisan realistic policy of George Bush's father, of John F. Kennedy, of, in some ways, Ronald Reagan." Honesty is always the best policy; and your vote should be cast honestly too, for someone you truly support.

The Mystery of American Foreign Policy (tags)

It appears to be a mystery because it is being driven primrarily by foreigners, for interests that are not America's.

Security is not War, Torture and Terror (tags)

"The swan that floats and doesn't sink represents the intransitory in the transitory." (Heidegger) "Truth is the first casualty in war." (Aristotle) "Every war has two losers." (Wm Stafford) We are called to resist the normalization of war and the militarization of foreign policy.

Funding for HIV/AIDS prevention tripled by House panel (tags)

A House panel today voted to more than triple spending for a global AIDS program that has proven to be one of the Bush administration’s most successful foreign policy initiatives.

Brzezinski Seizing Control (tags)

- The attack on the US embassy in Belgrade, Serbia by gangs of drunken students is a classic Brzezinski operation. The tactic of having an incensed rent-a-mob of swarming adolescent patsies attack the US Embassy in order to gin up a crisis is one of Zbigniew's signature specialties. During the time that Brzezinski was running the foreign policy of Trilateral puppet Jimmy Carter, there were bloody attacks on the US embassies in Pakistan and in Afghanistan, both countries that featured prominently in Brzezinski's arc of crisis theory-

Fidel Castro: Who wants to be in the Garbage Dump? (tags)

Today, by mere chance, I remembered that the OAS still exists, when I read a cable posted on the Internet which contained an article by Georgina Saldierna, published in La Jornada, titled “Insulza rules out the possibility of re-admitting Cuba into the OAS”. No one even remembered the OAS. Note how retrograde this line of reasoning is.

Finkelstein gives Israeli-American relations lecture (tags)

Finkelstein gives Israeli-American relations lecture

Dear Americans by Helmut Schmidt (tags)

Will America stop consuming a large share of the savings and capital formation of other nations? The trust of Europeans in American leadership is shaken today. We want to love America again. But we are skeptical because Washington seems focused on only troops and finances.

The FairTax Campaign Rocks the Boat! (tags)

Every day sees a new letter to the editor or web posting defining the 67,500 pages of income tax regulations, the effects of the current tax system on the “Made in America” label and the benefits of a fair, simple and transparent national tax system.

Last KPFK Latina Fights To Keep Board Seat (tags)

Yolanda Anguiano calls on community to save her seat on the KPFK Local Station Board.

Electing Canada as President (tags)

Ours is a brave new world where countries don't need dollars as in the past. Maybe we could accept our unparalleled life-and-death crisis from endless wars and melting dollar and affirm partnership and exchanging roles as we affirmed the total and absolute market

The CPP-NPA-NDF “Hit List” - a preliminary report (tags)

It is essential to understand the real scope of the assassination policy of Left activists pursued, after the 1992 crisis, by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), its military arm, the New People’s Army (NPA) and its politico-diplomatic arm, the National Democratic Front (NDF).

Reviewing F. William Engdahl's Seeds of Destruction - Part II (tags)

Agribusiness giants aim to control food worldwide and make it all genetically engineered.

Joma Sison slams Arroyo for lying about the economic situation (tags)

Prof. Jose Maria Sison, chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, slammed Gloria M. Arroyo for lying about the Philippine economic situation by claiming that she is propelling the Philippines to become a “first world country”. Prof. Sison declared, “In utter subservience to the US-dictated policy of “neoliberal” glob” alization, she has worked against the line of national industrialization and genuine land reform and has aggravated and deepened the agrarian, pre-industrial and semi-feudal character of the Philippine economy. She has worsened the backward and impoverished “third world” conditions of the Philippines.

The Power of Fossil (tags)

A redirection toward regenerative sources of energy is our ownly option. A conversion of energy production and a change of our way of life are indispensable. Energy autonomy is only possible with smaller units and democratic procedures of self-determined energy policy.

Socialists want Stronger Ties with Mexico (tags)

Peace and Freedom Party and Socialist Party USA fully support protecting the rights of working class people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and both socialist parties oppose building border walls. All the 2008 candidates, from the two socialist parties, favor strengthening ties with Mexico and developing policy that will benefit working people in both countries and worldwide.

ISRAEL AND TOP ZIONIST LEADERS ATTACK INTELLIGENCE (tags)

ISRAEL AND TOP ZIONIST LEADERS ATTACK INTELLIGENCE

The Lobby Strikes Back (tags)

A new book riles the AIPAC crowd, but makes it to the bestseller list anyway. by Scott McConnell

Global Capital Flows to the Rich (tags)

The global imbalance seems more dangerous for all other countries than for the US. A fundamental reform of the international monetary system is overdue. The US dollar is no longer the stable anchor of the world monetary system.

Join Robina Suwol of California Safe Schools (tags)

Green California Schools Summit December 4-6, 2007 Pasadena Conference Center Pasadena, CA

Reforms and the System Question (tags)

According to Marxist perspectives, capitalism develops with crises and ruptures. Possibilities of revolutionary social upheavals open up in these crises. The old wisdom of the Fordist age that cars cannot buy cars has lost all value to the elites.

"We Want Disarmament, not Social Cuts!" (tags)

After 1 million Iraqi deaths and a war cost between $1 and $2.3 trillion, the horror and scourge of war must end. This speech by a German union leader could give us courage in resisting the irrationality of war and the confusion of offense and defense.

CUBA responds to Bush (tags)

REPLYING to three spurious initiatives for Cuba proposed by George Bush in Washington on October 24, Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque set out 12 points “covering what the U.S. president should propose as aid” to the island.

"Israel's Policy Promotes Anti-Semitism" (tags)

Israel criticism per se is not anti-Semitism. That is wrong and leads us astray. How can open elections be demanded of Palestinians and then the results are not accepted?

Social Economies and Political Conflicts (tags)

Most of our serious social, ecological and economic problems can only be solved bottom-up with the insight and will of concerned citizens. The challenge consists in a radical democratization of the economy. Otherwise we put the cart before the horse and bridle the horse by the tail.

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.

Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheime (tags)

Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheimer & Walt book)

Join Robina Suwol at Western U.S. Pollution Prevention Conference (tags)

The Bahia Hotel, San Diego, California - October 23-25

The Cuban Five (tags)

I attended a briefing by Leonard Weinglass (he of the Daniel Ellsberg/Pentagon Papers fame, of the Amy Carter tribulations, and other famous efforts to achieve justice against at times huge odds) at Howard University's Law School on Wednesday, 12 September. I was stunned by what counselor Weinglass revealed...

Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy (Mearsheimer and Walt in the New York Times again today (tags)

Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy (Mearsheimer and Walt in the New York Times again today)

Naomi Klein's "Shock Doctrine" and the policy of Disaster Capitalism (tags)

"Shock and Awe" is what the media and pentagon called the bombardment of Baghdad by U.S. forces at the start of the 2003 Persian Gulf War. We remember the horrible visuals well, just as we remember, in graphic detail, our own shock and awe event on September 11, 2001, when we were treated to the first in a series of psychological trauma for the new the "War on Terror" PR campaign. All of these horrible events were designed to turn us, and Iraqis, into pliable infants, willing to let our government do whatever they want in order to "protect us."

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

on Imperialism and "blowback"

AFRICOM: Wrong for Liberia, Disastrous for Africa (tags)

Just two months after U.S. aerial bombardments began in Somalia, the Bush administration solidified its militaristic engagement with Africa. In February 2007, the Department of Defense announced the creation of a new U.S. Africa Command infrastructure, code name AFRICOM, to “coordinate all U.S. military and security interests throughout the continent.”

Think Tanks Stink (tags)

Fraudulent and Cowardly Punks At Think Tanks Around the Country Are An Abomination

U.S Presidential Campaign and Policy Towards Cuba nd Venezuela (tags)

solidarity with the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions

Privatization Endangers Democracy (tags)

Neoliberal hegemony or market radicalism is a danger for democracy because economic mechanisms replace politics. Neoliberals change the understanding of justice in society. The less generous the social benefits, the more powerful must be its security machine.

Ethnic cleansing new American policy in Afghanistan (tags)

Pashtuns to e ethnically cleansed ino Pakistan

Fascism of the Heart (tags)

Tolerance is learned, not inate. The disabled have practically no lobby. Their interests and their rights are simply ignored. The logic of the National Socialist annihilation policy was the logic of the reeduction of the person to his/her economic function.

Re: WSJ: Jewish pressure forces cancellation of Mearsheimer-Walt presentation (tags)

Re: WSJ: Jewish pressure forces cancellation of Mearsheimer-Walt presentation

WSJ: Jewish pressure forces cancellation of Mearsheimer-Walt presentation (tags)

WSJ: Jewish pressure forces cancellation of Mearsheimer-Walt presentation

‘Plan Mexico’ (tags)

The Bush administration is close to sealing a major, multiyear aid deal to combat drug cartels in Mexico that would be the biggest U.S. anti-narcotics effort abroad since a seven-year, $5 billion program in Colombia, according to U.S. lawmakers, congressional aides and Mexican authorities.

Scientists mobilizing to fight President Bush (tags)

More than 60 influential scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, are mobilizing scientists and citizens alike to push for reforms that will protect our health, safety, and environment. The Scientific Integrity Program from the Union of Concerned Scientists http://www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/

Chiefs of Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments make bold new changes (tags)

Heads of Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments make bold new changes in hopes of reducing reported crime and fires

Gloria Arroyo’s Economy: NOT WORKING (tags)

Today, Philippine President Gloria Arroyo will again address the Congress to give a report on the achievements of her government, and at the same time express her primary focus for the next year. As she did during her previous State of the Nation Address (SONA) speeches, she may yet again boast the economic feats of her administration, including the strengthening of the peso and the recent booming of the stock market.

Competition and the Legal System (tags)

Competition is not always a fountain of economic development..Certain academic findings are dangerous for the functioning of norm systems. The critic becomes the delinquent. Several wicked mosquitos may be criticized, not mosquitos in general.

Jerusalem conference (tags)

To recommend withdrawl from West Bank

The World Bank's Customers Are Disappearing (tags)

Many developing countries that gained needed credits only on World Bank conditions are poorer today than before. The Good News is that the cartel of creditors is dissolving. Former debtors threaten to become independent.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa closes City animal shelters (tags)

In astounding news earlier this week the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services announced that they are basically closing the shelter doors to owner relinquished animals. Their rationale behind this move as per Ed Boks the General Manager is to "fine tune" "the population during the annual spring/summer crush of neonatal turn-ins." Read that, "we have no more room because we've been warehousing animals all year to keep our euthanasia rate artificially low to try to make me look good."

Why your revolution is no liberation! (tags)

During the recent weeks and months a spirited debate developed in different German left wing newspapers and groups about the sense or non-sense, the perspectives and the means and goals of the mobilisation against the G8 summit. Different German and Austrian anti-fascist groups started a campaign to criticise a wrong analysis of capitalism widely spread in the anti-globalisation movement. In the context of this campaign several public discussions and lectures were held, a special webpage was set up but above all reader was published that contains a set of basic texts referring to this problem. This reader is available in German and English and will soon also be published in French in order to spread the debate also across other countries. Check it out: www.no-liberation-reader.tk

Build a United Anti-War Movement (tags)

After weeks of political show-boating, the Democrats have voted to continue the war in Iraq. Without even the fig leaf of a time line for a partial withdrawal, they have appropriated over $100 billion more public dollars to continue the occupation of Iraq, condemning thousands more Americans and Iraqis to death and dismemberment. This is another $100 billion that will not be used to create jobs, provide health care, or build schools and affordable housing. The total spent on the war now totals over $556 billion. Even the richest nation on earth cannot afford this policy of “guns before butter” forever. Bush is completely discredited, with little popular support and virtually none of his infamous “political capital”. And still the Democrats caved on the one issue that has galvanized the entire country, the one issue that propelled them to Congressional power in the mid-term elections. The message in November was crystal clear: “end the war now!”

Venezuela's Withdrawal from the IMF and the World Bank (tags)

With their emancipation from the Bretton Woods institutions, the states of Latin America now try to lessen their dependence. A Bank of the South could assume the role of structural creditor in the future.

Imperial Multilateralism in Crisis (tags)

For half a millenium, the West-first Spain and Portugal, then England and lastly the US-ruled the world. This position is now seriously put in question by the newcomers.. In reality the IMF and the World Bank are dominated by the US.

Iran wants regime change in America (tags)

Iran believes America has Weapons of Mass Destruction

The delegates at Bilderberg 2007 (tags)

These people need to be tried for crimes against the commons. And their toys taken away to enjoy a life in one of their ruined poisoned lands. Some need to be hanged.

Cuba Protests at UN over Washington’s Terror Policy (tags)

Cuba accused the United States of maintaining a double standard policy on the fight against terrorism, in a letter sent Thursday to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

AIPAC policy working (tags)

The Surge is not

George W Bush: Flight from Reality (tags)

The doctrine of answering every defeat in Iraq with a new offensive is a grave mistake, worse than in Vietnam.. The battle between the executive and the legislture has begun.

New US Postal Rates Undermine Small Publications (tags)

US Postal Service duplicity to subvert First Amendment freedom

Sustainability or Consumerism (tags)

The industrial nations must lower their CO2 emissions at least 80% by 2060.. Consumerism, accumulating goods as a substitute for meaning, is the great enemy of climate protection today.

Get On the Bus! 18th Pastor's for Peace Caravan (tags)

WONDER WHY GEORGE W. DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE CUBAN PEOPLE? Find out this July! Come with us on our 18th US-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan to meet: a cultured people,a healthy people. A proud and humane people.

US Locomotive Losing Steam (tags)

In 2006 after the crash of the New Economy boom, we are again witnessing irrational excess in the credit system and in the prices of assets and property titles.

MILF to respond to Arroyo’s statement (tags)

Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will soon issue an official policy statement on the peace process, in response to the March 12 statement of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. This was learned from the office of the MILF chairman by Luwaran today. However, no hints have been given as to how the press statement would be worded or what specific issues would be given emphasis.

Health Reform: Turning from the Solidarity Principle (tags)

Neoliberal economic and labor market policy, stagnating working income and continuing mass unemployment have withered the extent of employment paying into social security.. The next financing crisis of health insurance is pre-programmed.

BTL:Italy Indicts 26 Suspected CIA Agents for... (tags)

..."Extraordinary Rendition" Operation~Interview with Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Targeted: National Security and the Business of Immigration (tags)

DEEPA FERNANDES is the host of the popular morning show, “Wakeup call” on Pacifica radio station WBAI in New York City. Her award-winning radio features have aired on the BBC World Service, and Public Radio International. Her writing has appeared in the Village Voice, In These Times, and the New York Amsterdam News. Targeted, her first book, is the result of four years of research collecting narratives from immigrants as well as human rights groups, community organizers and lawyers who are challenging the Bush Administration's policies.

It was all worthwhile (tags)

At least we got Ali's arms off him.

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.

Global poll condemns Bush administration (tags)

"The global view of the role of the US in world affairs has dramatically deteriorated over the past year, according to a BBC World Service poll released Wednesday. The study documents mounting hostility to US foreign policy, its destabilizing effect on entire regions of the world, as well as growing awareness of the threat posed to the environmental health of the planet. "

More Employment through a Different Distribution (tags)

More employment comes through reduced working hours and public investments more than tax subsidies. The state has destroyed jobs. The global attack of neoliberalism has gravely damaged the democratic welfare state.

Why Capitalists support the war (tags)

To put it simply, they want to maximize their profits at the expense of the vast majority. This requires access to raw materials, markets, and cheap labor, not to mention juicy government contracts with built-in profits. But don't take our word for it. Here's what the representatives and defenders of U.S. capitalism have had to say about it over the years: "War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses... "It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism." - USMC General Smedley Butler, 1933 "...We have about 50 percent of the world's wealth, but only 6.3 percent of its population... Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and daydreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction... We should cease to talk about vague and... unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better." - George Kennan, State Department, 1948

Imperial Interventions (tags)

Interview with Gregory Elich about his new book, 'Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit'

RICH: President Bush’s “new” Iraq policy leaves you wondering exactly who is still in the (tags)

RICH: President Bush’s “new” Iraq policy leaves you wondering exactly who is still in the bunker with the president besides the first lady and Barney. THE COMPLETE ARTICLE WITH ALL HYPERLINKS AND MORE

Statement On the US-Wide Anti-War Mobilization against the Bush “Iraq Troop Surge” (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) - USA, a member of the national steering committee of the International A.N.S.W.E.R., stands with the American people not only in opposing all unjust wars and racism being perpetrated by the imperialist system. For the Filipino American community, all imperialist wars are not patriotic crusades and a worthy cause to die for. We vehemently oppose Bush’s new policy of the “Iraq troop surge” or the Iraq alternative, for this is just a carbon copy of the failed Nixon “ Vietnamization” during the Vietnam War. It is now called “Iraqis solving Iraq’s problem.”

Indymedia On Air - Jan 8, 2007 (tags)

US marijuana policy, reading and readers in our society, geosequestration

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.

REQUEST to the Bulgarian Authorities (tags)

PLEASE send the request with a short supporting statement to: press@president.bg, infocenter@parliament.bg, GIS@government.bg, info@sofia.bg, n.markov@prb.bg, info@iwns.org Cc: pet@animalprograms.org

Somalia: US Foreign Policy and Gangsterism + Leaked emails (tags)

The failed UN/US intervention of 1993 led directly to the triumph of the warlords, who plundered, raped, and murdered their way through the streets of Mogadishu, the Somalian capital, and reduced the country to Mad Max territory. The same deadly chaos - made in the US - now again foments more hate.

Bush sets stage for major escalation in Iraq (tags)

The remarks delivered by President Bush at a year-end press conference Wednesday, combined with a series of military and political developments, point inexorably to a major escalation of the US war in Iraq in the coming year. Bush revealed little new in his encounter with the press corps, dismissing as “hypothetical” all questions on the reported turn by his administration to a new military offensive in Iraq based on a “surge” of up to 40,000 more US combat troops in the country.

Omissions in the Iraq Study Group Report (tags)

Omissions in the ISG Report are more important than what's in it.

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

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

Rightwing Anti-Capitalism (tags)

The interests of the working class are no longer defended by the dominant parties. On the background of this representation crisis (cf Gramsci), rightwing populist parties have electoral successes all over Europe.

BTL:Will the Bush Administration Bow to Public Pressure on Iraq War Policy? (tags)

Interview with Rahul Mahajan, journalist and author, conducted by Scott Harris

Report tells Bush to get out of Iraq! Will George W. Hitler Listen? (tags)

Report confronts the president with a powerful argument that his policy in Iraq is not working and that he must move toward disengagement.

THE NEO-CON INSURGENCY (tags)

THE NEO-CONS CIRCLE THE WAGONS

U.S. leaders fail to see the folly in small wars (tags)

Americans are at a distinct disadvantage in wars against materially weaker enemies because they tend to separate war and politics, viewing military victory as an end in itself, and because the U.S. military is profoundly averse to counterinsurgency.

Reforming or Dismantling the Welfare State (tags)

The neoliberal residual state is more a criminal than a welfare state..The welfare state that has constitutional rank in Germany is now without intrinsic value for neoliberals and subject to the location logic of economic and power interests.

NGO of the Week: Basic Income Network (tags)

The internationally practiced social cuts sold as combating unemployment have terrible social and economic effects. A grave psychic depression has already seized society. Since the world economy becomes ever more efficient, what will become of 80% w/o work?

Approval of Bush policy on Iraq declines (tags)

Americans' approval of President Bush's handling of Iraq has dropped to the lowest level ever,

Economist Milton Friedman dies at 94 (tags)

Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who advocated an unfettered free market and had the ear of three U.S. presidents, died Thursday at age 94.

There is an elephant in the room. (tags)

Say nothing.

Peace Perspectives for the Middle East (tags)

Whoever wants peace for the region must tackle problems at the root. The problems of the Middle East can only be solved in a political process, not through war.. European experiences shows that hatred and violence can be overcome.

Freed from International Law: Book Review (tags)

With deep conviction of self-righteousness, the United States demands observance of international law from other countries but dems it irrelevant for itself.. Being an intellectual is a calling for everyone. (Noam Chomsky)

Nepotism is the policy when hiring cops (tags)

Damn smart policy! Why risk hiring an outsider who could accidentally turn out to be an honest ethical cop and mess up things. But on the other hand isn’t an honest ethical cop an oxymoron? Yes Tempe should keep its current police policy of nepotism in hiring cops. Barb Carter needs someone to go to next time her son gets popped with 40 kilos of weed.

Bush drops 'stay course' Iraq slogan (tags)

Looks like Bush has finally figured out that the American public know he is losing the war in Iraq!

The Financial Crisis of the IMF (tags)

The IMF is an extremely undemocratic system. Instead of one country-one vote, the good capitalist principle one dollar-one vote was in effect from the beginning. Whoever paid most had the most votes and the greatest influence.

New tool in fighting terrorists: smoking Afghani marijuana? (tags)

Smoking dope to help the war in Afghanistan? I don't know? But I will smoke to that.

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.

"The US is on the Wrong Path" (tags)

US foreign policy must obviously be redirected. At present the policy is to bridle the horse by the tail. A solution is only possible by solving the Palestinian problem.

Beyond the Border, Sharing Responsibility for Immigration (tags)

A public forum designed to empower and inspire people to take responsibility for creating a fair, sustainable, environmentally friendly development plan with Mexico. Doing so addresses a solution to the root cause of illegal immigration.

US Senate votes 100-0 for $70 billion more in war spending (tags)

The unanimous vote by the US Senate on Friday to approve the Bush administration’s request for an additional $70 billion to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrates a basic truth of American politics: the Democratic Party, no less than the Republicans, is a party of imperialist militarism and war.

Democrats defend “our president” against international criticism (tags)

The pretense that the Democratic Party represents some sort of opposition to the Bush administration was punctured again last week when leading Democrats vociferously condemned the anti-Bush speech given by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the United Nations General Assembly.

BTL:Parallel Government Established in Mexico as... (tags)

...Millions Reject Tainted Presidential Election~Interview with the Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

We Will Not Be Silent (tags)

T-shirts in Farsi/English, Arabic/English, Spanish/English (soon German/English) available through Artists Against the War

Asymmetry (tags)

A skillful foreign policy keeps options open and avoids falling into cul-de-sacs.. German Middle East policy is more than unskillful. It is a catastrophe for everyone, for Germany, Israel, Lebanon and the Palestinians.

From War Against Terror to Anti-Fascist War (tags)

The government only wanted to divert from its failure in the anti-terror battle and cover up the war in a new way.. Fascists nowhere came to power without open support of at least some capital forces.

Kevin Zeese: “It’s Time to Try Diplomacy in Middle East!” (tags)

Since the end of WWII, the U.S. policy in the Middle East has created only “more anger-more hatred for our county,” said Kevin Zeese. Speaking on 09/13/06, at the Palestine Center, in D.C., Zeese ripped the Bush-Cheney Gang for giving Israel the “green light” to terrorize Lebanon for 33-days. Zeese also took it to task for abandoning the Palestinians and for its hostile attitude towards Iran. “It’s time to try diplomacy in the Middle East,” he said.

BTL:CEO Pay in Defense, Oil Industry Skyrocket, as Workers' Wages Decline (tags)

Interview with Sarah Anderson, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies & co-author of the "Executive Excess 2006" salary survey, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld speeches: A new drumbeat for war (tags)

In a coordinated series of speeches this week, the top officials of the Bush administration have begun a public campaign to smear and intimidate opponents of the war in Iraq while laying the political groundwork for dragging the American people into a new and even more terrible war—this time against Iran.

Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit (tags)

U.S. foreign policy as seen by those on the receiving end.

Radiant Future (tags)

"At the beginning of the 20th century, Germany was Europe's leading power but we made wrong decisions and experienced a total disaster.." (Joschka Fischer at the Teheran Center, August 2006)

Warnings of a US recession and global slowdown (tags)

Three commentaries published in the Financial Times over the past week have pointed to the increasing likelihood of a US recession that would have major implications for the global economy.

Title: Shambhala Music Festival! Was the British Columbian Playboy Mansion on the Beach. (tags)

Brief: The counter Culture Icon is dead; Hunter where have the “Bunny Hop,” parties of the sixties and seventies gone?

BTL:Lebanese & Israeli Civilians Clear Losers as... (tags)

..Cease-Fire Ends Israel's Offensive ~ Interview with Stephen Zunes, Middle East editor with Foreign Policy in Focus, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

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.

Neocon Chickenhawks: A Small Tightly-Knit Clan Part 1 (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.

Power and Powerlessness (tags)

Many fear Israel's terror machine encouraged by the pathological, indictable George W Bush. Might does not make right. Military logic is helpless in solving political conflicts. How sad the UN is instrumentalized to legitimate aggression!

Impeachment as a System Remedy (tags)

The thief came to steal, kill and destroy, the Son came that we might have life in abundance.. If faith can move mountains, it can move an accidental president to retirement and save the planet.

Germany joins US, British, Israeli axis of aggression (tags)

Last Sunday, German government spokesman Ulrich William spoke on behalf of the chancellor, Angela Merkel (Christian Democratic Union—CDU), and expressed Merkel’s “great regret and deep sadness over the consequences of the Israeli air raid on Qana.” Two days later, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Social Democratic Party—SPD) began an interview in the Süddeutsche Zeitung with the words: “What took place on Sunday in Qana was appalling. The large number of civilian victims of the Israeli air raid is terrible and unacceptable.”

Appeasement 2006: Europe capitulates to American-Israeli aggression (tags)

The international conference in Rome held Wednesday to address the crisis precipitated by the Israeli attack on Lebanon ended without a call for a ceasefire. According to numerous press accounts, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stood virtually alone in opposing any language in the conference statement suggesting that the Israeli onslaught, which has already caused close to 500 civilian deaths and destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, should be ended any time soon.

Targeted Arson (tags)

The dominant policy only knows the language of violence. Whoever tries solving problems with violence only produces more violence.. A war against terror is not waged. This is a war against a whole people.

Cops get out of ALL photo radar tickets issued (tags)

Scottsdale Police made a deal with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety in January to ignore their own speed violations snapped by the city’s pilot Loop 101 photo enforcement system

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.

50 Things I've Learned About Israeli Propaganda, the U.S., and Zionism as White Supremacy (tags)

In response to the Zionist malarky posted earlier.

"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.

Indymedia On Air July 10, 2006 (tags)

Eric Leaver of the Institute for Policy Studies on Bush foreign policy; Poverty, War and Globalization in Lebanon

In the Stagnation Trap: Capitalist Development (tags)

Demands for a different distribution and re-distribution, for economic democracy and social regulation opposing market radicalism must be in the foreground. Crisis and opportunity are represented by the same Chinese letter.

Nazis and Neo-Cons: compare and contrast (tags)

It’s not uncommon to hear a left-leaning person denounce the Bush administration with a barrage of Nazi-related epithets. The slurs are typically blurted out in anger with little thought to evidence or validity. In fact, whenever analogies are made linking a person or current event to either the Nazis or Holocaust, accusatory responses of “exaggeration” and “slander” are usually justified; it is indeed immature to randomly compare anything to the machine of Nazism that took the innocent lives of so many. While taking this into full consideration, the following is nevertheless an attempt to make some unpleasant connections.

UNFIT TO LEAD THE WORLD (tags)

Appropriately, much has been made of the recent survey conducted by Foreign Policy and the Center for American Progress, which found that 84 percent (of the more than 100) of America's top foreign policy experts believed that the United States is not winning the war on terror. Not only do they dispute President Bush's insular and politically self-serving assertion that America is winning that war, they also "see a national security apparatus in disrepair and a government that is failing to protect the public from the next attack." [See "The Terrorism Index," July/August 2006]

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.

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.

four years of bloody war (tags)

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THE LEFT'S ISRAEL LOBBY DENIAL As Exemplified by Stephen Zunes, U. of San Francisco (tags)

Unlike the lies and omissions of the mainstream media, the Left, in general, is good at telling the truth about Israel's oppression of the Palestinians. But the Left's unwillingness to accept the Israel lobby's role, as one of the most significant obstacles to justice for the Palestinians, in shaping U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East helps to maintain that very policy. Certain Leftists (like Noam Chomsky or Stephen Zunes) actually function as Israel lobby APOLOGISTS and, in that sense, in effect, back door Zionists. It's okay for them to criticize Gentiles who organize (e.g., "Christian Zionists" or Gentiles in the ruling class) for their responsibility in perpetuating the oppression of the Palestinians, but to criticize Zionist Jews (including Jewish neocons) who organize for the same purpose is considered taboo, and for that even some Leftist authorities will label others as "anti-Semitic" – or (as Zunes alternately says) as “_thinking_ like an anti-Semite.” In the past, one used to be labeled “anti-Semitic” for criticizing the state of Israel at all; now, some still call others “anti-Semitic” for criticizing the Israel lobby. See the article:

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.

The Left's Israeli Lobby Denial (tags)

Unlike the lies and omissions of the mainstream, the Left is good on telling the truth about the Israeli oppression of the Palestinians. But its unwillingness to accept the Israel lobby's role in shaping American Middle East policy helps to maintain that very policy

Neoliberal Geo-Politics (tags)

In truth, the war on Iraq is lost. Military com-manders in the field admit this in reports to the Pentagon. In truth, American military power cannot contain the growing violence. War is part of neoliberalism since profit maximization is made the supreme goal.

THE LEFT AND THE ISRAEL LOBBY – by Joseph Anderson, Dissident Voice (tags)

Now that Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer have broken the taboo in the mainstream American media establishment of not only pointing out that the Israel lobby exists, but actually analyzing it from their perspective, the only place that open discussion, analysis and debate about the lobby remain firmly taboo is, ironically, ON THE LEFT! It’s a taboo imposed on the left by certain leftist icons and their suppression – if not censorship – of free expression and debate on this topic in progressive venues (lectures, panels, press or broadcast). Even some Palestinian-Americans have been forced to knuckle under to these leftist icons’ denial of the power of the Israel lobby in exchange for those icons’ or certain progressive/leftist groups’ political support. For example, as of this writing, where is an informed rebuttal to Noam Chomsky's dismissive position on the Lobby or at least an honest, open debate about the lobby on the national radio program Democracy Now? So, I wanted to incisively debunk at least some of the major arguments used by certain Left icons in denying the power and influence of the Israel lobby in U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and in suppressing discussion of its power domestically. Now, some people will bring up a red herring list of other possible influences in U.S. Mideast foreign policy to deny my analysis, but here I am dealing with THE ISRAEL LOBBY and how leftist icons respond to that topic. My ultimate position is: whatever our positions on the lobby, do we get to honestly discuss and debate it in formal public settings? Please read more:

BTL:Bush-GOP Tax Cuts Benefit Wealthy While Jeopardizing U.S. Economic Future (tags)

Interview with Len Berman, director of the Tax Policy Center, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

The Power of the Israel Lobby (tags)

Its Origins and Growth

The Left and the Israel Lobby (tags)

by Joseph Anderson

Fatal Signal (tags)

Washington recognizes India as a nuclear power in the middle of the Iran negotiations over its nuclear program. That is a fatal sig-nal. Governments in the third world ask why India's disdain of disarmament is given priority.

Unilateralism is Over. Resistance Grows. (tags)

The US government saw itself forced to climb down in two central foreign policy questions. Washington's efforts to completely cut off Palestinian authority's money supply were stopped. In the Iraq question, Bush was manoevered offside in the Security Council.

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.

Popular Blogging Site Restricts Use of Breastfeeding Photos: (tags)

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No Peace to the Western War Policy and the Neoliberal System! (tags)

This war policy is justified as a completely selfless undertaking..When industrialists say a constitutional state must be built militarily, they really mean the right to plunder..What we witness now is the return to jungle law or double standards.

Occupation is unilateral (tags)

From the early 1990s, the Israeli occupation has had but one goal: the complete destruction of the Palestinian national cause, writes Gabriela Becker*

GOVERNMENT Lula: The NEOLIBERAL GOVERNMENT THAT WORKED? (tags)

Ivo Lesbaupin is a sociologist and professor of the School of Social Service of the UFRJ. He studied at a Dominican seminary, contemporary of frei Beto, frei Tito and others.

The Bush Administration's Dual Loyalties (tags)

Since the long-forgotten days when the State Department's Middle East policy was run by a group of so-called Arabists, U.S. policy on Israel and the Arab world has increasingly become the purview of officials well known for tilting toward Israel. From the 1920s roughly to 1990, Arabists, who had a personal history and an educational background in the Arab world and were accused by supporters of Israel of being totally biased toward Arab interests, held sway at the State Department and, despite having limited power in the policymaking circles of any administration, helped maintain some semblance of U.S. balance by keeping policy from tipping over totally toward Israel. But Arabists have been steadily replaced by their exact opposites, what some observers are calling Israelists, and policymaking circles throughout government now no longer even make a pretense of exhibiting balance between Israeli and Arab, particularly Palestinian, interests.

Middle East Policy Forum in Manhattan Beach (tags)

Marcy Winograd, Congressional Candidate in the 36th District, is joined by authors Gore Vidal and Robert Dreyfuss at a community forum on US Middle East policy

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (tags)

In this paper, John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago's Department of Political Science and Stephen M.Walt of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government contend that the centerpiece of U.S. Middle East policy is its intimate relationship with Israel. The authors argue that although often justified as reflecting shared strategic interests or compelling moral imperatives, the U.S. commitment to Israel is due primarily to the activities of the “Israel Lobby." This paper goes on to describe the various activities that pro-Israel groups have undertaken in order to shift U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction.

Molly Ivins: Pro-Israel 'Nutjobs' on the Attack (tags)

by Molly Ivins

The US Empire Versus Reality (tags)

The real danger confronting any nation, especially the US, is the belief that it is strong when it is not and maintaining a faith in the power of weapons and technology when they are wholly irrelevant-or even defective. This was surely the moral of the Vietnam War.

"The US is a Terrorist State": Leonardo Boff (tags)

Everyone feels we are on a wrong track because we do not have a social contract any more..The US is a terrorist state. The US acts with violence, crushes human rights and tortures Americans and foreigners.. As humanity, we stand at a crossroads.

The Price of the Ticket (tags)

The Price of the Ticket Immigrants on the march today threaten to go the way of the Irish, the Italian and the Jewish: they may pay the price of the ticket for American citizenship by yielding to a racial hierarchy that leaves Blacks at the bottom.

Bush's CIA Pensioners Confess Their Lies (tags)

The war against Iraq was resolved as a policy. The US government was only interested in secret service information that supported this policy..Information that did not fit the long resolved war strategy was consciously ignored.

futures shock (tags)

futures markets controling America

Let's call the Israel lobby THE ISRAEL LOBBY – by MOLLY IVINS (tags)

This is not about conspiracies or plots or fantasies or anti-Semitism -- it's about rational discussion of American interests. Alan Dershowitz, who seems to be easily upset, went totally ballistic...over the mild article ["The Israel Lobby"] by Mearsheimer and Walt, calling them "liars" and "bigots." And, in my case, being pro-Israel. I'm looking forward to hearing from all you [name-calling] *NUTJOBS* again.

The Contradictions are our Hope (tags)

Multilateral trade agreements-like the WTO-are not per se something good, especially when they only codify the rules of the rich. Until trade policy changes, massive changes of social hierarchies of power are necessary Th WTO is undemocratic and unjust.

Hillary Clinton outlines Democrats’ big business agenda (tags)

New York’s Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton delivered a speech last week to the Economic Club of Chicago that served as an introduction to the right-wing economic platform upon which she and her party intend to run in the 2006 US midterm elections, as well as her own agenda in an expected bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.

Meet Tuesdays 6:30 PM to plan May 20 US Hands off Cuba/Venezuela (tags)

Join us to help build the May 20 Los Angeles demonstration against US intervention in Cuba and Venezuela. The meetings are every Tuesday until May 20. @ UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View Street, Los Angeles (between 7th Street and Wilshire Blvd.). See Cuba Solidarity (cubasolidarity.com) for more information on the national mobilizations. On May 20 this year Mr. Bush will announce further attacks on Cuban sovereignty and everyone's right to travel and trade with Cuba.

Unions and the Growth Mania (tags)

The more productivity advances, the less labor is needed to realize a certain growth rate.. A de-acceleration can reduce the increase of labor productivity and lead to more employment.. A strategy beyond growth should be developed.

United Students Against Sweatshops sitting at Riverside and Berkeley Univesities (tags)

Students Are Sitting-In in California!

Capital Needs a Counterveiling Power (tags)

Functionless profits do not lead to more investments..The market, competition and profit are not ends in themselves. The economy exists for people, not vice versa.

IN MEMORY OF ANTHONY SOLTERO (tags)

We Fil-Am students condemn the persecution to death of the eighth-grade student Anthony Soltero, call for a stop to the fascist suppression of pro-immigrant student protesters and for carrying forward Anthony's fight for full immigrant rights.

Small business interests attack Costa Mesa Mayor (tags)

“What we have here is something that is nothing more than grandstanding and symbolism and it is symbolically scaring people,” said Blank. “What we need is a national immigration policy. We don't need a cowboy sitting in the mayor's seat in Costa Mesa saying, 'I'm going to round them all up and send them away.'”

After the Fiasco (tags)

Iran's strategic position today is better than ever. The EU was the first to feel this. America now feels this and wisely renounces on military strikes.. What lessons must America draw from this strategic fiasco?

Worldwide Wars and Anti-Military Options in the 21st Century (tags)

The wars at the beginning of the 21st century are marked by US unilateralism, distribution battles over dwindling resources, the growing gulf between poor and rich and the new role of Islam in this connection.. Offensive wars do not appear winnable today

OC Register fixes polls (tags)

OC Register misreports its own polling results.

U.S. Middle East policy motivated by pro-Israel lobby (tags)

U.S. Middle East policy motivated by pro-Israel lobby

U.S. SEC to develop journalist subpoenas policy (tags)

All of this is in reponse to and a knee jerk reaction to Overstock.com 's Patrick Byrne who claims he is being attacked and 'naked shorted' by WSJ journalists Carol Remond and Herb Greenberg who are in the employ of a 'Sith Lord' as far as I can tell! I do admit I am confused. But then again I'm not a professional anything, just a defrauded investor.

Racial profiling on IMC (tags)

news of deception

AIPAC, (the lobby that really runs your govt.) TO MEET IN WASHINGTON March 5-7, 2006: (tags)

Fight the REAL enemy. Before it's too late. PLEASE COPY THIS ARTICLE AND DISTRIBUTE AS WIDELY AS POSSIBLE.

LIFE OVER DEBT & POVERTY IN AFRICA: THE REAL STORY (tags)

Leaders address the most pressing and widespread challenges facing the African continent

Civil war now US policy in Iraq and Palestine (tags)

Cheney and rumsfeld now see civil war as the only solution to Iraq and Palestine.

Memorandum 2005: Alternative Economic Policy (tags)

In Germany and the US, the corporation is often stylized as the suffering servant. The market is made sacrosanct; all problems are defined as interferencs with the market. Profits soar and investments fall. Corporations pay increasingly less tax.

On the Expanded Security Concept (tags)

As the term social security contributed to undergirding public security against private life risks as a legal claim of individuals visavis society, the new international securiity discourse upgrades civil conflict resolution.

Pro-Migrant Activists Turn the Tables (tags)

Costa Mesan residents hit their anti-migrant counci member in his pocketbook

Support the Caravan to Cuba End the Blockade (tags)

The US blockade of Cuba causes shortages of food, medicine and other important supplies for eleven million people. The blockade is an immoral policy that uses hunger and disease as political weapons. In November 2005 the countries in the United Nations General Assembly once again voted overwhelmingly (182-4) to call for the end of the blockade. A month later Condoleza Rice responded by stating that the Bush administration intends to intensify the blockade still further and is working on a package of new measure to be announced in May 2006. US policy towards Cuba is totally isolated internationally, increasingly discredited domestically and subject to many challenges from within Congress.

Competition leads to Unemployment without Taxation (tags)

To create jobs, the profits from the Common Market must be brought back into the economy as investments.. Competition leads to higher unemployment without the recycling of profits.

On the Scandinavian Model (tags)

The Scandinavian model could help us find our way to social compromise and true security through investments in education and apprenticeships. Has our wealth blinded us to alternatives and encouraged our altered state of paralysis, insecurity and fear?

DEAR CINDY: Please, primary Hillary this year (tags)

You are in a unique position to help the anti-war movement make the Democratic Party take a stand against the war.

Against the Neoliberal "Modernization" of the Labor Market (tags)

he predicted employment effects of the neoliberal strategy do not go beyond expanding low-wage sectors and under-employment.

Spain Betrayed (by the anarchists) (tags)

For the first time in history Anarchists had the possibility of applying their theories on a grand scale. They enjoyed an unparalleled authority in Catalonia, the decisive and most industrialised region in Spain, and had the unconditional support of the overwhelming majority of the proletariat. The truth of a theory, like the efficacy of a remedy, is verified according to experience. What remains of the theories of Bakunin, Kropotkin and Malatesta [131] after the Spanish experience? For decades we Marxists have demonstrated the limited and petit-bourgeois character of Anarchist concepts.

IFCO/Pastors For Peace, Venceremos Brigade Update (tags)

As we begin to plan for this years caravans and brigades it's important to know where we currently stand in regards to "i know what you did last summer" and how we will continue to oppose the bad neighbor policies of this administration. Please join us for the 17th friendshipment coming to Los Angeles in June, Saludos!

how much is enough? how much is enough (tags)

read and learn

Impeach the Liar-in-Chief (tags)

Our Founding Fathers would not have approved of Bush concerning his honesty or his abuse of the powers of his office.

Americans in the Bubble (tags)

What if we, the American citizenry, are the ones living in a bubble. isolated, clueless, without a clear fit in the world's puzzle?

The Fat Years are Over (tags)

Hardly anyone today dares financing the social state by cutting the armament budget.. The fat years are over! Three cheers for dis-possession! Expropriation instead of representation!

BTL:Difficult Test Ahead for Iraq After Parliamentary Election (tags)

Interview with Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

No Room for Grace: Book Review (tags)

If abundance of life for all people is the heart of the biblical vision, economic thinking focuses on the shortage of resources.. Not subjecting everything to the market-benefit-calculus is vital.

Religion for War (tags)

What if all this misanthropic ideology were artificially designed in the name of Christianity by some think tanks? To neoconservatives, war is the father of all things, the father of permanent revolution.

BTL:Cuban American Associates of Convicted Terrorist... (tags)

...Luis Posada-Carriles Arrested in Florida ~ Interview with Wayne Smith, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Between the Lines' Denise Manzari

Vegetarians Between Meals: This War Cannot Be Stopped by a Loyal Opposition (tags)

The refrain of the Democrats about being misled into supporting the invasion of Iraq has become really tired. And someone other than the White House smearmongers needs to say it: The Democrats cannot be allowed to use faulty intelligence as a crutch to hold up their unforgivable support for the Iraq invasion.

Suicidal Statecraft and Intrigues in Washington (tags)

Suicidal statecraft. Sadly for President George W Bush's place in history but-much more important-ominously for America's future, it has lately seemed as if that adroit phrase might be applicable to the politices pursued by the US since the cataclysm of 911

Manichaism (tags)

"In its religiosity, the US is more like an Islamic country than a western European country." Fuhndamentalism instrumentalizes religion to justify violence and revenge, distorts God's nature and replaces the option for the poor with the warrior cult.

The Re-Nationalization of World Politics and the End of the Liberal Era (tags)

The empire has cut off its umbilical chord to the nation state and is no longer territorially limited..The US under George W Bush strives for a global monopoly.. Naked imperialist policy now replaces liberal globalization.. The US is resolved to undermine the existing world system.

America's "War against Terror": Part II (tags)

The American attempt to dominate the Middle East inevitably produces a strong counter-reaction.. America's hegemonial foreign policy has led to a geo-strategic alliance between China and Russia.. The lights could go out over the whole world.

FOR THOSE THAT DON'T GET IT (tags)

Americans' Anger At All-Time High "More and more Americans are angry," says retired Gen. Wesley Clark

BTL:Iraq's Draft Constitution, If Approved, Could Provoke Civil War (tags)

Interview with Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Behind the veil and beyond the hijab (tags)

By simplistic Western standards, Muslim women come with two labels: "subjugated" and "quasi-subjugated"

"Counterpoints to the Standardized World": Book Review (tags)

"The world plague globalizationis a practiced philosophy in the interest of business and exploitation without responsibility toward our living space and without humanliness.."

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.

From Keynesianism to Thatcherism (tags)

The analysis of whether aggregate economic problems are more on the supply- or demand side and whether they are short-term or long-term precedes all state economic policy.

More Time for Life, Laughter and Love (tags)

"Fewer and fewer persons produce more and more goods in an ever shorter time through increasingly efficient technology, better training and growing labor intensity." Growth cannot solve mass unemployment.

Bill O’Reilly Wants to Suppress Abu Ghraib Evidence (tags)

The ACLU is fighting in court for the release of all evidence that might tie high level policy makers to the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. The Pentagon said the release of that evidence will “increase the likelihood of violence” against U.S. troops. Fox News’ Chickenhawk, Bill O’Reilly, agrees that it is not only unpatriotic to do so, but that it would “help the jihadists.” He also smeared CBS, NBC and the NY Times for supporting the ACLU’s legal position.

Alternatives: Another World is Possible! (tags)

"The neoliberal policy of the last years is entangled in a deep legitimation crisis. Unemployment is not lowered through social cuts..Dismantling democracy and increased repression go along with militarization.. Another world is possible..."

SOS Rejected by L.A. Urban Policy Roundtable (tags)

The L.A. Urban Policy Roundtable moderated by Earl Hutchinson and scheduled for August 20, has been cancelled. The Roundtable was to be used by Save Our State as a vehicle to build relations with the black community in Los Angeles.

"Operation Kratos": London Met Police Special Operations Unit "Shoot to Ki (tags)

The cold blooded murder of Jean Charles de Menezes, in the Stockwell underground was no accident. London Metropolitan Police had approved a policy of "shoot to kill":

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.."

Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, Save Our State, and National Vanguard to Partner (tags)

The people at Save Our State have been busy. Now that they have joined forces with the National Vanguard, they are meeting with members of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable to join with them as well.

Theses on Domination and Barbarism (tags)

"The policy of scapegoats in Germany and elsewhere devours the liberal foundations of society little by little and produces tears in the fundamentals of demcoracy.. A counterpart could be a new social contract for the 21st century.."

Constitutional State without Human Rights (tags)

"A kind of worldwide dictatorship of the national security of the US is to be established..This policy of the worldwide totalization of markets abolishes a large part of human rights.."

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).

Conference of the Middle East Policy Institute (tags)

The conduct of the western allies promotes what they wanted to prevent: the formation of a defensive worldwide Islamic front against the West. The three holiest places of Islam are now occupied by Americans or Israelis.

WAKE UP CALIFORNIA -- YOU ARE GOING IN THE SEA!!! (tags)

bUSH HAS TECTONIC AND OTHER ENMOD WEAPONS IN PLACE AND YOU ARE LIVING IN A ZONE THAT MAKES YOU A PRIME TARGET OF THIS FOREIGN GOVT WHICH HAS TAKEN OVER AND CAN KILL KILL KILL AS LONG AS THEY DO NOT GET CAUGHT...

Mobilizing against Education- and Social Cuts (tags)

This struggle is imperative from the knowledge that the political measures of the neoliberal project are morally and economi-cally false..We can only resist this false policy together. Students must convince students that the interests of workers are their interests

The Crisis of Work and its Future (tags)

"Producing more with less labor, distributing the fruits of technical progress better, crea-ting a new balance between required work and freely disposable time and giving every-one the possibility for a more relaxed life and more varied jobs are the new goals.."

The Vulgar Logger (tags)

With the Global Climate Change initiative, Bush presented an alternative to the rejected Kyoto protocol..Dan Kowalzig from the NGO Friends of the Earth described the initiative as merely a camouflage to protect industry.

BTL:War is not the Answer to Nuclear Weapons Proliferation (tags)

Interview with John Burroughs, executive director of the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Depopulation of a Planet (tags)

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China's Rise to a Political and Economic Superpower (tags)

The US is increasingly losing its economic sovereignty..For the Chinese the third Iraq war was the harshest defeat in the short history of reintegration in the world economy. The more the US becomes entrenched in unilateralism the easier China finds allies.

The Bush Administration and Iraqi Oil (tags)

The government tried at first to withhold details about the advisors of the 2001 Energy Plan.. The US remains a prisoner of its energy crisis.. Iraq remains a destabilizing factor that hinders the oil flow from the Middle East to the international markets.

What is Neoliberalism? (tags)

The market assumes control more and more while social policy is driven down with the argument of "personal responsibility." Growing impoverishment and social exclusion of ever-larger groups are the inexorable consequences.

Weak Dollar and Strong Bush: China and US Debts (tags)

To stabilize the value of the dollar, the US needs a daily currency inflow of $1.8 billion.. The budget plan of the White House rests on unrealistic assumptions.. The Bush administration assumes higher revenues by means of the tax cuts.

Social Justice and Social Policy (tags)

We run the risk of making economic success absolute. However economicsuccess is a means to an end..Economic success is only legitimate when it improves the living conditions of citizens..The social foundations of democracy fade when poverty, unemploy-ment and social insecurity increase.

U.S. can't keep "hands off" policy in Iraq anymore? (tags)

The most amazing spin from the White House today states that, frustrated by the impasse of its own quislings in Baghdad, the U.S. may not be able to keep its "hands off" policy much longer. Well, what about all that brow-beating on the 'sovereign' Iraqi government by Warlord Don 2 weeks ago? Or the barely-concealed threats issued by Ms. 'Chevron' Rice & Halliburton Dick that the Iraqi government better get going, or else?

Americaqn Values: Torture's Okay, But No Touching (tags)

There’s a great outcry over the Catholic church’s coverup of priestly perversions, but it’s hard to find too many Americans getting worked up over the much more ghastly coverup of an official policy of torture and murder of prisoners by the US government. -----------------------------------

Riverside Council Member disses community police commission (tags)

A Riverside City Council member calls the Police Commission a piece of trash, yet no one will put his comment in the written record... Why?

Industry without Happiness: On the Guaranteed Minimum Income (tags)

A basic income could heal our fragmented society caught in work fanaticism and work fetishism while work disappears..A basic income could change social attitudes and goals and give real meaning to the human rights to life and participation.

Paul Wolfowitz as Head of the World Bank (tags)

In an Internet poll, Wolfowitz is regarded as a global disaster by over 80% of respondents while less than 10% see Bush's decision as a master stroke..The political scientist Bernd Kubbig points to Wolfowitz' contradictory and sinister role in the iraq conflict.

ABOUT California Safe Schools Receives $25,000. in Volvo for Life Awards (tags)

California Safe Schools Executive Director Named Finalist in Volvo for Life Awards

A Guide To Racial Profiling and Jewish American Laws being created (tags)

A review of of Jewish Lawmaking in America

Who's Better Off? (tags)

I don't always agree with Ron Paul (but then who always agrees with any one individual, dittoheads excepted) but I appreciate his consistency in promoting true conservative ethics. Unlike nearly all republicans these days he doesn't merely steal the rhetoric to act as a cover for his agenda. He appears to actually believes in the ideological principles that are found so often in conservative rhetoric. As the republican party continues to fracture I think it is important to focus on individuals with some measure of integrity and honesty to contrast against the corrupt aristocrats running the government whom have not given any thought to benefiting people's lives nor shown any concern for the problems facing the people of the united states. -- tc

Venezuela, Frustrated by the U.S., Turns to Containment (tags)

After years of vitriolic rhetoric on the part of United States leaders, the government of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has decided on a policy of containment of the U.S.

BTL: Bush Foreign Policy Continues to Alienate Friends and Enemies Around the... (tags)

...World. ~ Interview with Stephen Damours, author of "America The Almighty: The Maverick Superpower," conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

VIDEO/Text: Secret Bush plans for Iraq's oil BEFORE 9/11, by Greg Palast (tags)

The Bush administration made plans for war and for Iraq's oil before the 9/11 attacks, sparking a policy battle between neo-cons and Big Oil, BBC's Newsnight has revealed.

BTL:Critics Challenge White House Claims that Iraq War Responsible for... (tags)

...Tentative Moves Toward Middle East Democracy ~ Interview with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Drug Policy Reform Conference (tags)

The 2005 International Drug Policy Reform Conference

Against Bush's Demagogic Foreign Policy (tags)

The security advisor under President Carter criticizes the delusional US foreign policy and urges recognizing Iran as a stability factor.

New VIDEO!!! Graphic Abuse by US Guards in Iraq (tags)

See new graphic VIDEO/story!: Guard video shows harsh war scenes, racism towards the people US supposedly there to liberate

HUMAN SUFFRAGE (tags)

The illegal, undocumented, alien community, as defined by America, is persecuted as if they were the political lepers of our country. The inalienable right to vote unequivocally belongs to the people that live, work, and pay taxes where they raise families.

BTL:U.S.-Held Prisoners Transferred Abroad Subjected to Torture (tags)

Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Scott Harris

California Safe Schools Executive Director Named One of Nation's Top Hometown Heroes (tags)

Volvo for Life Awards

The End of Globalization (tags)

The economy ought to serve humanity; humanity should not serve the econmy. Beware the neoliberal idolization of growth and competition! If growth becomes a law, ecological collapse is unavoidable. If com-petition is made absolute, mass unemployment will occur everywhere.

"We Refuse to be Buried by Globalization" (tags)

"The theory of the end of work is nonsense. It is part of an ideology. We are not in a crisis but in a process of change in which the whole labor force is no longer needed.. Our problem is that we stubbornly cling to an old concept of work.."

Gannon or Guckert: No Wonder Nobody Noticed This Guy! He Fit Right In (tags)

The scandal of a Republican operative posing for years as a reporter at the White House, asking puffball questions, isn’t so much that the White House has deceived the public. It’s that the real reporters were so much like him, no one noticed the difference.

Tug of War (tags)

Some view the election of George W. Bush as providing him with a mandate to pursue his reactionary policies at home and abroad.

Lets Get Moving Against the WOD (tags)

The Drug War has become the WORLD's biggest threat, as other nations copy the USA. Here are some people defending our rights. Please join them.

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS GOES KOO KOO ROO (tags)

STUDIO CITY KOO KOO ROO FUNDRAISER JANUARY 23, 2005 11:00AM -9:00PM

NIH AIDS researchers: money under the table (tags)

http://wid.ap.org/science/royalties.html Two top scientists - Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and his deputy, H. Clifford Lane - are among 916 government researchers who have been receiving royalties on experimental drug treatments without disclosing those royalties on their annual ethics forms or on experimental patient consent forms.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/14/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, China, and Cuba.

BTL:U.S. Emergency and Development Aid Comes with Many Strings Attached (tags)

Interview with Tom Barry, policy director of Foreign Policy in Focus, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

STOP THE DISCRIMINSTION NOW AGAINST AMERICAN JEWS IN ISRAEL! (tags)

It's a look at how US government policy is violating the civil rights of American Jews in Israel with the Peace Process and why it's important for everyone to help stop it.

STOP THE DISCRIMINSTION NOW AGAINST AMERICAN JEWS IN ISRAEL! (tags)

It's a look at how US government policy is violating the civil rights of American Jews in Israel with the Peace Process and why it's important for everyone to help stop it.

Building Bridges Radio: Social Insecurity Bush Style & Working the Unfriendly Skies (tags)

Building Bridges : Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minutes radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB ADDRESS LINK BELOW

Building Bridges Radio: Social Insecurity Bush Style & Working the Unfriendly Skies (tags)

Building Bridges : Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minutes radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB ADDRESS LINK BELOW

BTL: U.N. Considers Proposals to Reform U.S.-Dominated Security Council (tags)

Interview with James Paul, executive director of the Global Policy Forum, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

CALIFORNIA PARENTS GAIN RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT PESTICIDES USED IN K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS (tags)

EMBRACING THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE & RIGHT TO KNOW

The Whole Democratic Leadership Should Be Sacked Immediately (tags)

While the pro-corporate leadership of the Democratic Party was busy blowing the US presidential election, they were taking millions from the State Department to join the Republican Party in helping to undermine the government of the Ukraine and—presumably—offering their demonstrab ly inept campaign expertise to Ukraine’s democratic opposition.

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.

Int'l Policy Network Report on Climate Change Jammed (tags)

Jam IPN, 30.11.2004 01:40 A report by Neo-Con front group the International Policy Network was jammed this evening by a group of activists.

Overcoming the Deficit (tags)

The deficit can only be lowered by devaluing the dollar at least 20 to 30 percent.. In 1963 the deficit amounted to five percent of econo-mic output. This changed within eight years into a surplus of one percent. Economic growth, tax increases andspending discipline

Censored 2005: The Top 25 Censored Media Stories of 2003-2004 (tags)

Fred Burks of WantToKnow is fairly consistent in relevant informative articles exposure. http://www.WantToKnow.info/

The New Corporate Liberation Theology. Part 1 (tags)

The US government has privatized and sold whole sectors of the Iraqi economy. Economic policy and tax laws are rewritten. Foreign firms can now buy 100 percent of Iraqi firms and export the profits. This is a blatant violation of international law...

ALDAMA ELEMENTARY & CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS HONORED WITH GREEN FLAG AWARDS (tags)

GREEN FLAG SCHOOLS http://www.greenflagschools.org

Every One Get Out and Vote for Nader (tags)

Vote for Nader, the ONLY anti-war candidate and the most visible candidate with regards to criticizing US foreign policy and Israel.

SHOCKED N BEMUSED - NYT REPORTS NEOCONDUPLICITY (tags)

BEMUSED - NEOCON-CABAL - HOOKED ON"SNAKE OIL" FOR THE STREET - NOW FOLLY OF UTOPIAN PURSUIT OF WORLD EMPIRE

Rhine Capitalism, Anglo-Saxon Capitalism and Redistribution (tags)

Anglo-Saxon capitalism is an unbridled capi-talism whose profit logic overrules all social and environmental interests. Rhine capitali-sm has a social net so workers are not redu-ced to cost factors. "The Cold War against the social state leaves..another republic."

The Social State is a Civilization Achievement (tags)

"The social state is a civilization achievement Since free enterprise mechanisms alone cannot guarantee social security, the state has the task of guaranteeing social security for all and pursuing a policy of social equali-zation. Democracy needs a social foundation

BEMUSED: NEOCON-CABAL FOLLY OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY (tags)

SHOCKED N BEMUSED: MISSLE SHIELD - SPACE WEAPONS - BUNKER-BUSTER BOMBS - OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY - WHY WORRY - YOUR CHILDREN WILL PAY

Kerry the Neocon? (tags)

Despite the ways Kerry and his supporters might want to spin it, the Democratic nominee--like President Bush--is a militarist and a unilateralist quite willing to undermine the authority of the United Nations in order to assert American hegemony in that oil-rich region.

US Dollar Heading for Collapse: Robert Reich (tags)

In painting a bleak outlook for the US economy, Reich suggested the worst is yet to come, especially if President George W. Bush and the Republican party's agenda of tax less and spend more is re-elected in Nov

Going Backwards: Prohibition and the Degeneration of Integrity (tags)

Even from the days of the Chinese Opium Wars, man has fought and died for essential drugs. Yet in the 21st century, we see our schools, media and criminal justice system deployed against its own people in a blind but furious opposition to reason and sanity.

Social Justice instead of Hartz IV - We Have Alternatives! (tags)

"Millions of jobs are missing in Germany.. This unsocial policy of redistribution from bottom to the top is pursued by the govern-ment and mainstream parties to assure extra profits for the mammoth corporations.. No new jobs will be created.."

The US Iraq Policy and Combating Terrorism (tags)

"America has the duty of the superpower to combat terrorism with political wisdom, not only with military superiority. Terrorism's causes must be understood and tackled.."

RUSSIAN FM TO ISRAEL: CHECHNYA NO, PALESTINE AND IRANIAN NUKES YES (tags)

It focuses on several points of contention Israel has with Russia's foreign policy. Russia's take on the peace process-the Palestinians; Russia's support for the Iranian nuclear program; Russia's relationship with Syria and its occupation of Lebanon.

Globalization Strikes Back (tags)

"The war against terror must be a war against poverty.. Washington reserved to itself the right to attack other states.. Distribu-tive justice is a demand of security policy, not only of morality and humanity.."

Is Despair Spreading in the Bush Camp? (tags)

"The situation for Bush is really precarious if one considers the increasing signals that the economic system is much weaker than assumed.. Ultra-conservatives are worried about the great global instability.."

FEDERAL FUNDING NEEDED FOR SCHOOLS (tags)

2004 School Environmental Checklist Helps Parents & Schools

George W. Bush and his Watergate (tags)

"Bush's famous speech of January 2002 wherfe he described Iraq, Iran and North Korea as the axis of evil was written by David Frum, a neoconservative ally of Perle. The neoconservatives were the chief authors of Bush's war on terrorism since September 11.

BTL: Terrorist Alerts: Genuine Threats or Political Ploy? (tags)

Interview with Craig Eisendrath, senior fellow with the Center for International Policy, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Nader Shows Courage Bush and Kerry Lack (tags)

While Bush and Kerry vie to show who is more uncritically supportive of right-wing Israeli government policy, Nader has the courage to expose how powerfully the pro-Israeli government lobbying effort in the U.S. is distorting public debate on the Israel-Palestine crisis.

Today's OTHER Gay Rights Defeat (tags)

The Murrieta school board voted, 3-2, to reject a proposed policy banning bullying and harassment of students "respect to ethnic group, religion, gender, sexual orientation, color, race, national origin and physical or mental disability or the perception of one or more of such characteristics." Ironically, the real danger here will not actually be borne primarily by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teenagers who are so despised by these Christian [sic] zealots. There are far, far more black, Latino, Asian, Native, Jewish, Muslim, atheist, Buddhist, Mormon, immigrant, and disabled kids in the Murrieta school district than there are LGBT children, and ALL of those kids are at risk from a school board which is willing to condone harassment as long as some of that harassment is directed at gays.

Review of Paul Krugman's "The Great Unraveling" (tags)

"We face one of the most wicked rogue governments on earth in democratic enlightened America. This administration denies the legitimacy of the existing political system and seeks to abolish it.."

Bush is his own Enemy (tags)

"In the slipstream of the Iraq war, he carried out one of the greatest tax gifts for the economic elites in the history of the country. He cut pensions and income support and promoted the privatization of schools and the health system. He cut the pay of soldiers.."

The World is not a Commodity: Another World is Possible (tags)

"Attac is an element of the anti-war and peace movement because a just world is impossible without peace.. We reject the militarization of foreign policy and war actions of the German army abroad.."

BTL:Influenced by Hard-core Exile Groups, Bush Imposes New Sanctions Against~ (tags)

~Cuba~Interview with Wayne Smith, senior fellow with the Center for International Policy, conducted by Between the Lines' Denise Manzari

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS -BREAKING NEWS! (tags)

CHILDRENS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH GROUP INSPIRED BY CHILDS ASTHMA ATTACK.

Malign Condescension -- or Benign Neglect? (tags)

Partner benefits only for homosexuals (tags)

University discriminates against 'straight' unmarried couples: Ohio University is offering "domestic-partner" benefits to employees, but only same-sex couples can apply.

Did Ronald Reagan 'torture' blacks? (tags)

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.

Coming Soon: The Return of the Draft, a Bipartisan Production (tags)

Barring a sudden reversal in the direction of US foreign policy, a strong bipartisan push to reinstate the draft can be expected soon after the November elections. Whether or not Bush wins is irrelevant. The logic of empire requires more boots on the ground, and conscription looks like the only way to get them.

Kerry calls for more troops (tags)

May 28 (Bloomberg) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry called for increasing the U.S. military by 40,000 troops, probably for a decade, in order ``to match its new missions'' in the war on terror and homeland security.

Red China (tags)

Freedom Rings Only In Our Ears

Politicizing the War (tags)

"On Tuesday morning, a piece was torn out of our world. A patch of blue sky that should not have been there opened up in the New York skyline. In my neighborhood -- I live six blocks from the World Trade Center -- the heavens were raining human beings. Our city was changed forever. Our country was changed forever. Our world was changed forever."

Security is Indivisible (tags)

The policy of preventive war has brought only chaos and disaster. The failure of this policy of Washington can be referred back to two errors. The first concerns the assumption that terrorism is the real sickness. The second is in overrating military weapons.

Incriminating Memo Gave Intelligence Bigger Role (tags)

Sanchez signed the memo on Sept. 25 before it was sent to Central Command for review. A month later, the detailed list of techniques that required special approval was "removed" from the memo.

The US nuclear option and the "War on Terrorism" (tags)

the Bush Administration has embarked upon a military adventure which threatens the future of humanity.

Meet George W. Kerry (tags)

''The nightmare for Kerry is that all of his criticisms become moot, except the woulda-shoulda-coulda criticism about the war," said Walter Russell Mead, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. ''In this sense, voters are going to say to themselves: 'What's the difference? If I vote for Kerry, I will get a war in Iraq and someone who doesn't believe in the war but is going to have to fight it anyway. If I vote for Bush, I get a war in Iraq, fought by somebody who believes in the war.' "

A Priceless Cake Walk (tags)

Psychologists have noted that young children are prone to "magical thinking" -- the belief that if one wants something to be true, it is true. The Iraq hawks have engaged in magical thinking throughout the Iraq mission.

The US Policy Reversals (tags)

This article is about the harmful reversals of US policies with respect to the Israeli-Palestinian conflit and critical components relating to The eventual consequences to such acts are manifesting as we speak

The Pentagon is co-opting Northern Africa (tags)

The Pentagon's new "Africa Engagement" means it will not let ungoverned areas fester as terrorist havens -- and North Africa is on the receiving end of our military aid and our political will.

CLEAN ENVIRONMENT, SAFE SCHOOLS, HEALTHY CHILDREN VISIT WWW.CALISAFE.ORG (tags)

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS NON-PROFIT WWW.CALISAFE.ORG

Organize From Below (tags)

A Message to Young People Who Are Considering Taking a Job as a Union Staffer

They hijacked the Pentagon (tags)

In March 2003, career military official and registered Libertarian Karen Kwiatkowski knocked heads with "the neoconservative coup" during "the hijacking of the Pentagon." Now she tells all....

If it’s war you want, vote Kerry (tags)

As the Bush administration comes under increasing fire for its decision to attack Iraq, the Democratic contender, John F. Kerry, is profiting from his perceived status as a critic of Bush’s foreign policy. A patrician grandee with a pleasing mix of liberal and patriotic views might seem to many Americans a welcome relief from the bellicose Texan with his faux swagger and his team of men who seem to have ‘military-industrial complex’ written across their menacing foreheads. But if anti-war Americans do elect Kerry for that reason, they will have duped themselves. Warmongering will be worse under Kerry than under Bush, and real peaceniks should therefore vote for Dubya.

The Democrats and “Bush’s war” (tags)

The war being waged against the Iraqi people is not just the criminal enterprise of the Bush administration, but a bipartisan policy. Behind all the hand-wringing by erstwhile Democratic liberals about not “abandoning” the Iraqi people lie the strategic interests of American imperialism in maintaining a military stranglehold over the oil resources of Iraq and the entire Middle East. The election of Kerry will not mean a withdrawal of American troops from the Iraq. They will continue to kill and die there in increasing numbers. Opposition to this slaughter can be advanced politically only through a decisive break with the Democratic party and the emergence of an independent political mass movement of working people determined to fight against war and social inequality.

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.

Don’t rely on the politicians (tags)

To end US military aggression, we need to rely on the power of mass, grass-roots organisation, not saviours from corporate parties.

Libertarian think tank slams Open Source (tags)

The Institute for Policy Innovation, a non-profit libertarian-leaning public policy organization, has put out a short four-page white paper questioning the ability of open source to meet the hurdles of the mass market.

Protest Planned Tomorrow vs. Westminster School Board anti-transgender motion (tags)

Westminster, Orange County, teachers union and members of the Transgender Community plan to protest a School Board Plan to defy State policy protecting transgender and transsexual students.

Fatal Blind Spot (tags)

As Richard Clarke's testimony demonstrated, the Bush administration believed their own campaign rhetoric instinctively rejected the Clinton administration's hard-won wisdom as worthless.

Please take note (tags)

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Kerry vs. Kerry-lite (tags)

As for Iraq, if Kerry has a problem with Bush, it's that he didn't drag France, Germany and Russia into the war, preferring to strike a grabby, it's all mine, pose, rather than the "let's divide up the loot" approach the Democrats favor. Apparently, a gang rape is better than a rape carried out by a lone assailant, which, I gather, would make a gang rapist a rapist-lite, and therefore more worthy of our backing than a rapist who goes it alone. But, for the record, Washington hasn't gone it alone in Iraq, managing to cobble together a coalition, though one lacking France, Germany and Russia, whose backing, in some perverted twist of reasoning, is supposed to have invested the rape of Iraq with legitimacy. Apparently, if you can lure other renowned rapists into a gang rape, it gives the whole sordid affair moral weight.

USDA Downed Animal Ban Under Attack by Agribusiness (tags)

The USDA's recent downed cow ban represents a long overdue policy shift, and it is imperative that we do everything in our power to maintain it, and hopefully to expand it. Please write today.

Kerry Indicates He Would Continue Bush’s Pro-Sharon Policy (tags)

Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director, who was present at a recent meeting in New York City between Kerry and 40 Jewish leaders, reported that Kerry laid "to rest a nagging concern - that relentless Democratic criticism of Bush’s foreign policy implied criticism of Bush’s closeness to Israel." This is according to Ron Kampeas in a column published in The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. The article further quotes Foxman as saying that Kerry "tried to exempt Israel from the [Democrat's] critique of Bush’s foreign policy." According to Kampeas, Foxman characterized Kerry as "agree[ing] with administration policy on isolating Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, [and] supporting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan for unilateral withdrawal from Gaza and on the security fence."

ISRAEL SHOULD SUPPORT THE KURDS AGAINST SYRIA (tags)

Israel's Foreign Policy toward Syria should be built on the demands that it leave Lebanon unconditionally, end it's support for Hezbollah and "Palestinian" terror groups, dismantle it's Weapons of Mass Destruction, and keep it's hands off the Kurds. Israel's greater regional policy should be based on supporting the rights of minorities in the area. Only that way, based on democratization, liberation from oppressive regimes, and encouraging freedom, will the Middle East and North Africa be transformed into a region worthy its millennia old history.

Democratic frontrunner declares he will be stronger "war president" than Bush (tags)

What makes Kerry’s contribution so valuable, in the eyes of the ruling elite, is that his campaign will deprive the American people of any significant choice on the most basic issue, war and peace. There will be no fundamental change in US foreign policy if Kerry wins the election.

The National Conference of Black Lawyers Blasts Kidnapping of Aristide! (tags)

NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BLACK LAWYERS BLASTS KIDNAPING OF ARISTIDE AND CALLS FOR COORDINATED PAN-AFRICAN ECONOMIC WARFARE TO BLOCK FUTURE IMPERIALIST INTERVENTION

Does Riverside's Police Commision have a future? (tags)

Only five years into its existance, Riverside's only form of civilian oversight has come under attack from a familiar foe: the RPOA

Forbidden Families (tags)

ETHNIC CLEANSING AT WORK US Tax dollars $upport this treatment of a people: ethnic cleansing

Ralph Nader for 2004 (tags)

just something i got off the ralp nader for 2004 website

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

Bush, The Wars of the Texas Succession (tags)

review and analysis provided by two recent books.

ABOUT : CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS WWW.CALISAFE.ORG (tags)

CALIFORNIA NON-PROFIT & FAMED ARTIST PARTNER TO PROTECT KIDS

:::NETSTRIKE against NATO's security conference in Munich !!:: (tags)

The NATO Conference on Security Policy is a conference organized by a private person called Horst Teltschik, former advisor of Helmut Kohl, former Manager of BMW and now an employee at Boeing, one of the biggest weapons manufacturers in the world.

Join the One-Minute Boycott of CBS (tags)

Join the One-Minute Boycott of CBS

The Role Of Think-tanks In Washington D.C. (tags)

Think-tanks like the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Project for the New American Century (PNAC) have considerable influence on US intelligence -- from data gathered in the the field on up to decisions in the Pentagon.

Morons in Space (tags)

state and corporate interests collude to militarize and colonize space

Where Can Liberals Go to Get Respect? (tags)

Libertarian logic is circular -- If something isn't working, the solution is always the same: We need even freer markets and even less regulation -- without a mystical faith in free markets, their arguments fall apart.

What's wrong with America... and how we can fix it (tags)

Excerpts from 'The Empire of Ignorance, Hypocrisy and Obedience'. why the US lacks religious freedom... the seven basic tools of US foreign policy... poverty in the US... why money doesn't make one happy... and more.

Open Letter to the Global Indymedia Network from San Diego (tags)

SF Bay Area IMC's open letter to IMC newswire echoes problems faced in San Diego and other cities.

U.S. mortuary sees no let-up from Iraq war dead (tags)

Nearly a month after Saddam Hussein's capture, American war dead from Iraq continue to arrive with somber regularity at the wind-swept Air Force base in Delaware that is home to the world's largest mortuary.... There, at the U.S. military's only stateside mortuary, the remains are identified, autopsied, embalmed, clothed in dress uniforms, placed in coffins and shipped to grieving relatives in the company of military escorts.

Bush Reform of Immigration Policy may have a Hidden Agenda: Hispanis Beware! (tags)

Hispanics are Sitting Ducks: "We're addressing an important economic need (and) we're being compassionate to those undocumented workers who are here now ... many of (whom) are probably being abused and exploited,... part of this policy will help make America more secure because we'll know who's here." --White House spokesman Scott McClellan 01/08/04.

Dean and the world: the nonradical candidate (tags)

The real Dean, judging by his prepared speeches rather than his oral flubs, offers something much more like the bipartisan, Cold War, leader-of-the-free-world policy Americans know and remember. Whether that is the best policy for the post-9-11 world is another question. But at least let us stop pretending that in foreign policy, Dean is something radical. He is not.

Future Generations Against Bush (tags)

Most folks with half a brain know that the Bush regime does NOT consider the next seven generations when they set environmental, fiscal or international policy. Hell, they don't even consider the NEXT generation!

Violation of policy (tags)

Looks like la-imc is in direct violation of its own privacy policy.

Defining Terrorism (tags)

DEFINE TERRORIST And You Will Be Calling For An Israeli Accountability Act

Dirty political games in the 2004 campaign (tags)

An anonymous email campaign is circulating. With the subject line of "Jews Beware" it characterizes Howard Dean as anti-Israel: "I urge you that if you have any love for America and Israel you should not and cannot vote for Howard Dean."

Mr. President, have you no shame? (tags)

Our Republican Party has outdone the worst of the Democrat taxers and spenders, all the while smugly touting the lie about which party overspends.

A Good Mark for Target (tags)

Target refuses to support the war and the people who wage war as part of their national policy.

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

An Empire Falls: Chalmers Johnson's "Blowback" (tags)

"The US military, Johnson declares, is transforming into an autonomous system. The mammoth military establishment is an indispensable instrument for the American empire..The military regards its own interests as higher than the old ideal.."

The 42-Hour Week (tags)

"Two currencies exist for prosperity: money and time.. What we need is shorter full-time work for everyone, a new culture of contented-ness and an intelligent working hours policy oriented in the needs of people." translated from the German

The Democratic Candidates Are Too Dumb To Be President (tags)

They say Bush is dumb. Duh!!!

Asylum is a Human Right: A Dishonored Promise (tags)

"For a long while, the human right to asylum was a mere proclamation and never had a legally binding character for nation states. The human right to asylum is the hope of millions of refugees for a secure existence." translated from the German

Byrd's Fable Fits Perfectly (tags)

"Those who have dared to expose the nakedness of the administration's policies in Iraq have been subjected to scorn. Those who have noticed the elephant in the room - that is, the fact that this war was based on falsehoods - have had our patriotism questioned. Those who have spoken aloud the thought shared by hundreds of thousands of military families across this country, that our troops should return quickly and safely from the dangers half a world away, have been accused of cowardice. We have then seen the untruths, the dissembling, the fabrication, the misleading inferences surrounding this rush to war in Iraq wrapped quickly in the flag."

The Environment is Always an Economic Boom: Debating the Rightwing (tags)

The five rightwing arguments for downsizing ecology are criticized. "Ecological moderniza-tion triggers innovations, creates jobs, opens up export chances and lowers health costs.. In Switzerland per capital energy consumption could be reduced two-thirds.."

Exodus from Growth (tags)

"Growth, prosperity, free trade, liberal world economy and international division of labor are all ideologically charged terms. They re-flect veiled interests more than a search for truth. The starting-point for an alternative econmics is an ideology-critical position."

The Corporate Media's Numbers Racket (tags)

he number of times the corporate media have published articles, radio and television news stories about and interviewed Gov. Howard Dean on his run for the presidency of the United States of America compared to the other candidates running in the Democratic party presidential nomination process is running at approximately 30% more in Governor Dean’s favor.

Washington Post columnist discovers that Howard Dean is a warmonger like Bush (tags)

Howard Dean is no George McGovern. He opposed the Iraq war, he says, because it was "the wrong war at the wrong time," not because it was emblematic of a fundamentally misguided American foreign policy. Dean has not, in fact, challenged the reigning foreign policy paradigms of the post-9/11 era: the war on terrorism and the nexus between terrorism and rogue states with weapons of mass destruction. "I support the president's war on terrorism," he told Tim Russert this summer. He supported the war in Afghanistan. He even supported Israel's strike against a terrorist camp in Syria because Israel, like the United States, has the "right" to defend itself. (European Deanophiles take note.) Dean does not call for a reduction in American military power but talks about using the "iron fist" of our "superb military." He talks tough about North Korea and at times appears to be criticizing the Bush administration for not addressing that "imminent" threat more seriously. And he especially enjoys lacerating Bush for not taking the fight more effectively to al Qaeda, a bit like John F. Kennedy criticizing Eisenhower in 1960 for not being tough enough on communism.

He's An Anti, She's an Anti, You're an Anti Too (tags)

As the neocon foreign policy fiasco plays out like a slow motion viewing of the car wreck scene from The Blues Brothers, the neocons are backing into their burrows like frightened, angry wolverines. Like any other mustelid, when cornered they'll attempt to make their opponent stink, in the case of neocons by employing the smear. And their favorite smear of all is to call opponents "anti-Semitic."

hush hush Richard N. Perle Secret lunch. (tags)

In January of this year, Khashoggi arranged a private lunch, in France, to bring together Harb Saleh al-Zuhair, a Saudi industrialist whose family fortune includes extensive holdings in construction, electronics, and engineering companies throughout the Middle East, and Richard N. Perle (member of 1-Council on Foreign Relations. 2-Zionist), the chairman of the Defense Policy Board, who is one of the most outspoken and influential American advocates of war with Iraq.

JINSA/PNAC Zionist Extremist Perle Warns Germany To Stop Backing France (tags)

JINSA/PNAC Zionist Extremist Perle Warns Germany To Stop Backing France

Cheney wants to "remodel the entire middle east"--"Shadow Government" (tags)

Cheney wants to "remodel the entire middle east"--"Shadow Government"

US Attack on Syria Coming Soon as US Warplanes being Moved in Number?: (tags)

US Attack on Syria Coming Soon as US Warplanes being Moved in Number?:

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

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

Cheney's hawks 'hijacking policy' (tags)

Former senior-level Pentagon officer blows the whistle on an effective shadow policy group pursuing an agenda at odds with Washington's official line.

Countdown to 2004: A week of greater gods and weaker men (tags)

Arab Americans voters are called on by Presidential contenders, members of the House call for General Boykin to be censured, and the "sensitive" Trent Lott calls for Iraq to be dismembered.

Cheney's JINSA/PNAC Neocon Hawks 'Hijacking Policy' (tags)

Cheney's JINSA/PNAC Neocon Hawks 'Hijacking Policy'

BTL:Escalation of Guerrilla Attacks on U.S. Occupation Force in Iraq Shakes... (tags)

...White House Confidence. Interview with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Does anyone care? (tags)

the neo-cons are leading us down a treacherous road, but does anyone care?

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. "

Silencing is my policy - lieing is my protocol (tags)

There are no Human Rights in a Law State.

$87 billion for war: ‘senseless & reckless’ (tags)

Congress voted to approve the Bush administration’s $87 billion package for the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, but not without vocal and sometimes vehement opposition by lawmakers and peace activists.

Israel carrying out policy of ethnic cleansing by inducing poverty, starvation, expulsion (tags)

On October 2, the Israeli military released an order declaring all occupied West Bank land between the “security” wall and Israel’s pre-occupation 1967 border a “Closed Zone”. The order states that “no person will enter the (Closed Zone) and no one will remain there.” Free access to the Closed Zone will only be granted to “Israelis”. In this October 2nd order, General Moshe Kaplinski defines “Israelis” as any citizen of the state of Israel, resident of the state of Israel, and any one eligible to emigrate to Israel in accordance with the Law of Return, 1950.

Rep. Barbara Lee On Iraq (tags)

125 Congressional Reps opposed the $87 billion supplemental funds to Iraq war up from 12 for the original $78 Billion

The Administration's Misuse of Iraqi Opinion (tags)

The Iraqi people express hope for the future and want the help of their neighbors more than that of the U.S -- but that's not what Washington wants to hear.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE EMPIRE (tags)

Because the President of the United States is getting burned in Iraq every day, along with the military forces he commands, by those geniuses over at the American Enterprise Institute, and their neocon amen corner in the administration, who told him that American troops would be greeted as "liberators," that it would be a "cakewalk," and that the entry of our troops into Baghdad was like the march into Paris in the summer of 1944. Then why are the Iraqis responding as if it's the summer of 1940 – and they're the French Resistance?

Pentagon official: US may take action against Syria (for Israel) (tags)

Pentagon official: US may take action against Syria (for Israel)

Attack of the Dean-Leaners (tags)

"At some point, no one can say precisely when, libertarians apparently swore a feudal oath of fealty to the Republican Party... with this alliance (such as it is) we hold our noses and vote for Republican in close presidential elections, while they pay lip service to limited government."

Israel plans to invade Syria, says Malaysian PM (tags)

Israel plans to invade Syria, says Malaysian PM

US public moving to the middle on the Middle East (tags)

There is a pronounced movement among the US public toward persuing a more balanced Middle East policy. For example, one half of those polled now indicate that they "sympathize with both Israelis and Palestinians equally."

Bush Stance on Syria Hit Shows Neo-Cons Still Hold Sway (tags)

Bush Stance on Syria Hit Shows Neo-Cons Still Hold Sway

Wonderful Jean Ziegler (tags)

Jean Ziegler, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, payed an official visit to Palestine in July 2003. This the first time a UN Rapporteur was allowed to investigate the situation in the occupied territories.

Not a Leak, Treason (tags)

Spin is All, and in the Plame Affair Bush still has the upper hand since reporters allow him to characterize this as "leaking classified information," like the specs for a bolt on an F-15 fighter.

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

WTO

MidEast Policy and the Democratic Candidates (tags)

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is spiraling out of control, the venture into Iraq did not yield a quick victory and spillover of positive change, the U.S. position in the Middle East is more precarious, and U.S. allies in the region are more vulnerable to the forces of extremism. A new direction is needed.

AMERICAN PSYCHO (tags)

WHAT DRIVES BUSH...

American Psycho (tags)

The matter and manner of Bush's speaking are always an ordeal for thinking people. He seems convinced that every audience deserves the same approach given the pathologically credulous at a revival tent meeting.

HOWARD DEAN IS WORSE THAN ASHCROFT and the PATRIOT ACT (tags)

Civil Rights and Liberties in Dean's Vermont

Who is this piece of shit named ANDREW GIMSON? (tags)

See some of you propagandist bullshit about The NYC 9-11 Investigatory Film and Roundtable Program .The panel included former U.S. Congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney; co-founder of the 911 Citizenswatch, John Judge; Publisher and Editor of "From the Wilderness", Mike Ruppert; former CIA analyst, Raymond L. McGovern; member of steering committee of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, David Mac Michael; author, Peter Lance, and filmmaker, writer, and media critique Danny Schechter. The Program is sponsored in conjunction with events in Berlin, Germany, in several cities in Canada, and several other cities in the U.S...

Trade Talk: Speaking In Tongues (tags)

Recent ZNet Commentary on WTO

Gulliver Calls and the Dwarfs Follow (tags)

"Imperial overreach threatens Europe's economic resources and military arsenals already strained to the limit.. The emperor and his people should quickly understand that the Imperium Americanum cannot subjugate the globe." Translated fr German

Blackout (tags)

"The gigantic blackout (that will certainly not be the last) was a direct consequence that the US is so exemplary in the special neoliberal disciplines privatization and lower costs..Profit maximization at any cost leads to abstract cost cutting pressure." From German

President Bush's new manufacturing policy is doomed (tags)

So long as manufacturing executives seek labor arbitrage opportunities, employing U.S. blue-collar workers will be expensive. (American workers, after all, expect such niceties as pensions and health care.)

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION - WWW.CALISAFE.ORG (tags)

Created most stringent pesticide policy in nation for schools. Policy has become model for school districts and communities throughout the United States.

Transgenders: LA Times Still Doesn’t Get It. (tags)

Times "Readers Representative" defends use of male pronoun-refences to dead trans woman, states meeting with queer rights group would be unproductive.

9/11 Book Author Doug Kellner: An Interview (tags)

Text of recent e-mail interview with From 9/11 to Terror War Author Doug Kellner

Bush Order Makes Corporate Anarchy Viable In Iraq (tags)

AN EXECUTIVE ORDER can be a surreptitious way of making policy. It often makes an end-run around Congress and frequently escapes the media's attention as well. It is, in short, a way of making policy by fiat. Now, a potentially explosive executive order has just been discovered by SEEN, the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network. Signed on May 22, it appears to give U.S. oil companies in Iraq blanket immunity from lawsuits and criminal prosecution.

The Pentagon has some explaining to do (tags)

After eight years of Bill Clinton, many military officers breathed a sigh of relief when George W. Bush was named president. I was in that plurality. At one time, I would have believed the administration's accusations of anti-Americanism against anyone who questioned the integrity and good faith of President Bush, Vice President Cheney or Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Pentagon's Terrorism Futures Market Plan Condemned (tags)

The Pentagon [was about to set] up a stock-market style system in which investors would bet on terror attacks, assassinations and other events in the Middle East. Defense officials hope[d] to gain intelligence and useful predictions while investors who guessed right would win profits.

BTL:House Passes White House Plan To Deprive Millions of Workers Overtime Pay. (tags)

Interview with Jared Bernstein, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

How Did Our Oil Get Under Their Sand? (tags)

Are the hawks in the Bush-Cheney Oilygarchy the only ones to blame for the war?

who forced Bush's nuke lies? (tags)

Wolfowitz, Cheney & Perle are the most obvious candidates

An Interview with John Kusumi (tags)

Kusumi chides the media in this interview -- that goes to his presidential candidacy and the China Support Network

The Pitiable State of LA-IMC (tags)

Pathetic, really.

More State Intervention (tags)

"The German economy has skidded into a recession.. In a recession, the state must take a leadership role in solving the main problem, inadequate demand.." Translated from the German

Bush's Fiscal Policy Not Creating New Jobs (tags)

How about that "jobs and growth" plan from the $350 billion in tax cuts that President Bush proposed and Congress signed?

The Conservative Assault on our Environment (tags)

Fitzsimmons, a free-market policy analyst and former libertarian and conservative think tank consultant, contends that ecosystems exist only in our imagination -- thus, federal policies should not be used to manage or restore the environment.

Burma relief mission (tags)

End the atrocities

Mr. George W. Bush and Brother Jeb ... Visit Tampa, Florida to visit "FatCats" (tags)

Tampa, Florida Protest Success at Bush/Cheney/Jeb Fundraiser

BTL:Growing Numbers of Law Enforcement Officials Denounce Drug War as a... (tags)

...Public Policy Failure. Interview with Jack Cole, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

NYC sued over 'non-vegetarian' prison policy (tags)

Egert pointed to an affidavit from Richard Schwartz, a college professor and president of the group Jewish Vegetarians of North America, saying vegetarianism is consistent with the teachings of Judaism

In The Beginning there was Terror (tags)

So, with the suppression of the actual History of the founding of Israel come the PR Flacks retelling a more palatable and "heroic" beginning. However, is the new revised story true?

Fired (tags)

...Section 1102 of the (CA) State Labor Code, [ ] unambiguously prohibits employers from interfering with the political activity of their employees.

Lies spinning to fascism (tags)

As the bush cabal hurtles America towards fascism, war is about to be declared on the 'enemy within'...

WMD lies no surprise (tags)

If you seriously believed the Bush administration that Iraq posed an immediate threat because of its weapons programs, or that Saddam was intimately connected with al-Qaeda, you richly deserved your deception.

Howard Dean supporters, stop sleep walking. He's not a true progressive (tags)

repost from Portland IMC noting must-read articles about Dean -- and his limitations. Kucinich is a true progressive that doesn't simply make stuff up along the way in accord to political winds -- and even if you don't think he's electable, supporting him now through early primaries can really push the debate into areas we want to have sunshine

Bush & Blair's Secret War Pact Revealed (tags)

...Tony Blair had made a secret agreement last summer with George Bush to invade Iraq in February or March, she claimed yesterday.

What's Happening? Boron Interviews Chomsky (tags)

So one day, Bush and Powell would claim that "the single question," as they put it, is whether Iraq would disarm and the next day they would say it doesn´t matter whether Iraq disarms because they will go on and invade anyway. And the next day would be that if Saddam and his group get out then the problem will be solved; ... When people give you contradictory reasons every time they speak, all they are saying is: "don't believe a word I say" . So we can dismiss the official reasons.

Our Brave Soldiers Fight Ignoble Wars for Cowards (tags)

Our dead young American soldiers are fighting for some very wealthy individuals who think they know how to rule the world. These power mongers use their wealth to create policy and their policy to create more wealth. Their policy is brutal. They think nothing of killing 10,000 innocent civilians (almost entirely Muslim) and destroying their lands with the most lethal of weapons of mass destruction so that they can exploit their natural resources and gain a stronghold in the Middle East by establishing a permanent military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan- in the heart of Islam, oil and five of the worlds nuclear nations.

''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.

Good analysis of our current language of lies. (tags)

Repost from Portland. About double speak in our times fresh from the rats that are feeding and screwing in our government.

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS - MODEL FOR THE NATION! (tags)

California Safe Schools created most stringent pesticide policy in nation for schools. Policy has become national model.

Hamas' Israeli Roots (tags)

Since coming to power, Sharon has done everything to ensure the collapse of Arafat and the Palestinian Authority. If successful, it would either bring Hamas to power or lead to political chaos within the terrorities.

Civil Liberties and the Real World (tags)

Perhaps in their haste to champion individual freedoms (regardless of consequence), libertarians have forgotten that the Constitution begins; "We the people..."

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.

After the War is Before the War (tags)

The Marburg professor of political science gave this address at the union conference "After the Kosovo War" on Sept 4, 1999. Translated from the German

'Class War' and the Bush tax cut (tags)

Chris Edwards, director of fiscal policy at the libertarian Cato Institute defended Bush's tax cuts, "though the lower income earners pay a high burden in payroll tax for social security and Medicare, they get a higher proportion of their wages in retirement benefits than do the wealthy"

Republic of Fear (tags)

In mid-April the New York Times tried to take the edge off a poll showing that, even as US troops were entering Baghdad, a majority of Americans remained opposed to the policy of pre-emptive war that Bush invoked in attacking Iraq.

GOOGLE BANS INDYMEDIA (tags)

Way to go Indy... "open publishing" allows various jerks to post porno images, racist tirades, and genuine anti-Jewish trash like the "Protocals of the Elders of Zion " (the tract used by the Nazis)... the result?

Oil wars Pentagon's policy since 1999 (tags)

Top-level document found confirming OIL WAR is perceived as legitimate US Defense Department policy.

THE PROJECT FOR THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY (tags)

MoveOn Bulletin Friday, May 9, 2003

The office of Special Plans (tags)

Seymour Hersh has written several articles in The New Yorker on the dynamics operating within the Department of Defense. His most recent, "Selective Intelligence" in the May 12 issue is a must read. He reveals a small group of insiders who now control military intelligence: The Office of Special Plans.

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

Here's That List of Terrorists You Asked For... Mr. President (tags)

I have the latest update on that terrorist list you've been asking for, Mr. President. I keep submitting my reports to Sen. Richard Shelby, the top Republican on the Intelligence Committee , Sen. Bob Graham, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Porter Goss, the Florida GOP Rep. and House Intelligence Committee Chairman, but they keep loosing the documents or forgetting I ever gave them the lists... Can you please send it to them for me. I know they will listen to you.

The Road Map to Peace is Just More Catch-22 (tags)

This so-called road map to peace that was delivered to the Palestinian and Israeli governments today is just a continuation of the unstated Bush regime policy of "no negotiations as long as there's violence which means no negotiations at all ever".

Dumping Bush-Regime Change in 2004 (tags)

Makes the case for developing an electoral arm for the peace movement that can defeat Bush and the War Party in 2004. Stresses need for independent political action groups.

Will Pre-emptive War Make America Safer? (tags)

Another aspect of U.S. safety is threatened by pre-emptive war. The Founding Fathers realized that not all enemies are foreign. What keeps U.S. citizens safe is adherence to the U.S. Constitution. Losing any part of the Constitution is precedent for losing other parts. Congress - the American people's representative - now has lost the constitutional right to declare war.

HUMAN NEEDS SPENDING VS. WAR SPENDING (tags)

Dear Folks, Some stats from the back of the War Resisters League Pie Chart Flier (Where your tax dollars really go, available at www.warresisters.org), breaking down the domestic costs of war. Peace, Brad Simpson War Resisters League 212-228-0450

The errand and the fools (tags)

Why the Bush cabal's newfound mission to'liberate' Iraq, Syria, and the world is doomed to failure

Digging out Iraq (tags)

Contracts for reconstruction in Iraq are primarily being handled by the USAID. The US Agency for International Development is headed by Andrew Nastios.

SINGLE MOM SPEARHEADS SPRAY FIGHT (tags)

LA Unified creates model pesticide policy for the nation with help from California Safe Schools.

DICTATORSHIPS (tags)

THE UNITED STATES MUST STOP SUPPORTING DICTATORSHIPS

The Weird Men Behind George W. Bush's War (tags)

"Most neoconservative defence intellectuals have their roots on the left, not the right. They are products of the largely Jewish-American Trotskyist movement of the 1930s and 1940s, which morphed into anti- communist liberalism between the 1950s and 1970s and finally into a kind of militaristic and imperial right with no precedents in American culture or political history."

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.

Wisdom and Foolishness in the Mideast (tags)

read on

Total war: resistance, humanitarian aid and the media (tags)

2003 is a year to live dangerously: of crimes against humanity and of heroic resistance; it is a time to reject the war and to extend our solidarity with the Iraqi people in this their moment of truth.

PERLE OVER BARREL (tags)

MORE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST COME TO LIGHT AMONG DEFENSE POLICY BOARD MEMBERS. A forthcoming report from the Center for Public Integrity, points out that board member and former CIA chief James Woolsey, is a senior executive at consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., which received $688 million in Pentagon contracts in 2002.

Chicken Hawk Down! (tags)

Key Rumsfeld Adviser Perle Resigns Post

Another diplomat resigns (tags)

Diplomats keep resigning over shrub's policies

DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN DIED TODAY (tags)

Former Sen. Patrick Moynihan Dies at 76

Good Foreign Policy a Casualty of War (tags)

This article was printed in yesterday's LA Times. It's a very good read.

Third veteran US diplomat quits over Iraq war (tags)

WASHINGTON, March 20 (AFP) - Another veteran US diplomat has resigned from the State Department in protest over President George W. Bush's policy toward Iraq, becoming the third and the highest-ranking career foreign service officer to do so since last month...

OIL WAR: THE SMOKING GUNS (tags)

FIRST HI-LEVEL, OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION FOUND CONFIRMING OIL WAR! THE ATTEMPT TO COVER-UP OIL WAR DISCUSSIONS ALSO BEING REVEALED. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN EUROPE AS WELL.

Richard Perle is a Director of the Jerusalem Post (tags)

Corporate directors are nearly always called on to make important and sometimes difficult decisions regarding the personnel and policy of the business that they are directing. What standards apply to this seeming "conflict of interest," where Perle, who heads an important federal advisory panel, is also a director of a company which owns a media outlet in a foreign country ??

Powell rejects notion that U.S. policy driven by Jewish interests (tags)

Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Arizona, who said he wanted to clear up media suggestions that American supporters of Israel -- and Israel itself -- were driving U.S. strategy

Does IMC LA have an Editorial policy? (tags)

Overworked volunteers at IMC LA need a coherent editorial policy, not random scoops at posts for shifting rational.

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?

Terror and Energy Security (tags)

The US will need 6 million more barrels of oil every day by 2020..Both the supply and the security of the US would be helped far more if energy savings and promotion of regenerative energy were vigorously emphasized. Translated from the German

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.

US threat on the horizon: Biogenetic and gene-specific weapons? (tags)

How long will it be before the US formally adopts PNAC's recommendations for these "politically useful" bioagents? Or have they secretly already done so?

Libertarian Party Speaks Out Against The War (tags)

From the Libertarian Party Website: Source article at http://www.lp.org/press/archive.php?function=view&record=630

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) "

Liber (tags)

From the Libertarian Party Website: source article at http://www.lp.org/press/archive.php?function=view&record=630

It's about Oil, according to U.S. officials (tags)

Two articles reveal the true meaning of "security" - please copy/paste into an email and get the word out!

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.

American Conservative magazine indicts Bu$h's Madness of Empire (tags)

The cover story of the most recent issue of "The American Conservative" magazine is entitled, "The Madness of Empire" and is a searing indictment of the Bush administration's plans for attacking Iraq. http://www.amconmag.com/02_24_03/cover.html

American Conservative magazine indicts Bu$h's Madness of Empire (tags)

The cover story of the most recent issue of "The American Conservative" magazine is entitled, "The Madness of Empire" and is a searing indictment of the Bush administration's plans for attacking Iraq. web link http://www.amconmag.com/02_24_03/cover.html

MIDDLE EAST (tags)

THE UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS THE MIDDLE EAST CHANGED FOREVER AFTER SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. THE POLICY NOW IS TO REPLACE DICTATORSHIPS WITH DEMOCRACIES.

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.

SOA 86 Sentencing Statement (tags)

"...it is the U.S. Government and the U.S. Army who are guilty of crimes: the crimes of fraud and terrorism carried out by the proxy agents of U.S. policy trained at this school, and the subsequent cover-up that has ensued, which, in the end, further demonstrates the corruption and moral and ethical bankruptcy present."

Bush: Anti-war protests no deterrent (tags)

GW says that anti-war protesters are allowed to express their opinion, but it is of no importance to him.

Bush Calls Protests "Irrelevant" (tags)

Dubya tells millions worldwide to get stuffed.

BTL: Ten Nobel Laureates and Hundreds of Economists Condemn... (tags)

...White House Tax Cut Proposal. Interview with Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris

After Iraq: North Korea and Beyond (tags)

Iraq and North Korea are only the beginning.

LAPD Chief of Police Bad News(amsellem) (tags)

On the past and recent record of LAPD chief of police William J Bratton

Which Rogue State is Destroying Global Arms Control? (tags)

The US is offering humanity a choice: extinction or hegemony.

Richard Perle: Israeli Spy? YOU DECIDE ! (tags)

Want to know more about the men who are sending your son to fight in Iraq? Wondering just who's country he going to fight for: America? or Israel? Go to google an put in ("richard perle", espionage, jackson) There are more than 130 articles. Below is one:

Germany, 9/11 and Iraq: Why Regime Change matters (tags)

In the wake of 9/11 the foreign policy of historical revisionism of the Schröder-Fischer government has faced a strategic collapse which uncovered the roots of the conception. They are pointing to an extensive weakness in American post-1945 foreign policy which now can be corrected. In quest of an effective long-term strategy against global terrorism, Iraq could prove to be the prototype of a new post-war order.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT (tags)

This neither-confirm-nor-deny posture has evolved since the late 1960s, primarily as an Israeli hedge against the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

America: Deluded, (tags)

We use depleted uranium (DU) to pierce armor "like butter." We left 300 tons of DU in Iraq, mostly as easily-inhaled radioactive dust. Now Iraq has skyrocketing rates of monstrous birth defects and aggressive cancers and leukemias.

Make Law, not War! (tags)

Make love, not war resounded..at the time of the Vietnam war. Make law, not war is proclaimed by Europe at the threshold to the Iraq war. Bush acts according to the slogan: Make war, not law. The brave new world of military security replaces the logic of treaty..

BTL:As International Peace Movement Gains Momentum, Bush Prepares to... (tags)

...Launch War Against Iraq. Interview with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, conducted by Scott Harris

War in Burma (tags)

It is not only Iraq.

Progressive Anti-War Presidential Candidate? (tags)

Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)is a progressive Democrat opposed to war and "free" trade who is considering a bid for President. He refuses to put corporations and profits over people and he is not afraid to stand up for the common folk!

The Price of Oil?...War (tags)

Investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein and CounterPunch explode the myths behind the looming Iraq War.

Part 2. No Bomb? Your Screwed. Gotta Bomb? We're Cool. (tags)

It's been an amazing week and a half of watching the Bush administration's own foreign-policy bite Bush in the ass so hard you could see him wince every time the showed his miserable face in public this week.

Bush plans $ 600 billion gift to rich (tags)

The battle over how best to boost a sagging economy became a matter of public debate last week with Democrats in the House of Representatives and President Bush introducing competing plans.

CFL ALERT: Destruction of Palestinian homes is a war crime (tags)

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT MUST STOP AID TO ISRAEL AND DEMAND THEY PUT AN END TO THE ILLEGAL POLICY OF DEMOLISHING PALESTINIAN HOMES.

From 2002 to 2003: The struggle continues (tags)

Editorial commentary George W. Bush must have expected clear sailing for his right-wing agenda of war abroad and giveaways to the rich when the Republicans regained majority control of the U.S. Senate and added to their majority in the House in the Nov. 5 elections.

No Bomb? Your Screwed. Gotta Bomb? We're Cool. (tags)

Well, it is my opinion that someone just made the biggest horse's ass out of this Bush administration

Bush: Foreign Policy to Take Seriously (tags)

GWB to be taken seriously in the foreign policy arena.

neighborhood bully (tags)

ramsey clark on american militarism

10,000 demand: Close U.S. terror school (tags)

Over 10,000 people from far and wide gathered at the gates of Ft. Benning, Ga., Nov. 17 to demand closure of the School of the Americas (SOA), better known as the “School of Assassins,” where many death squad officers from Latin America have been trained.

BTL:After Election Defeat, Will Democrats Rebuild or Retreat? (tags)

Interview with Karen Dolan, of the Institute for Policy Studies conducted by Scott Harris

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

BTL:UN Security Council Approves Resolution Renewing Iraq Weapons Inspections (tags)

U.S. interpets wording of document as authority to wage war against Baghdad for any future violations. Interview with James Paul, executive director of the Global Policy Forum conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris.

D.C. Council Opposes Military Action in Iraq (tags)

City councils in Takoma Park, Berkeley, Calif., Santa Fe, N.M., and several other cities also have passed resolutions opposing unilateral military action in Iraq. Similar resolutions are under discussion in Madison, Wis., and Baltimore.

BTL:Language in UN Resolution on Iraq Critical in Legitimizing a Future U.S. War (tags)

Interview with Phyllis Bennis,with the Institute for Policy Studies conducted by Scott Harris

PARENTS GAIN "RIGHT TO KNOW" (tags)

PARENTS GAIN RIGHT TO KNOW OF TOXIC EXPOSURE

BTL:Workers Party Candidate Lula Da Silva's Landslide Victory in... (tags)

...Brazil's Presidential Election Changes the World's Political Landscape Interview with Steve Cobble,of the Center for international Policy, conducted by Scott Harris

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."

ADDICTED TO WAR: Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism by Joel Andreas (tags)

ADDICTED TO WAR takes on the most active, powerful and destructive military in the world. Hard-hitting, carefully documented, and heavily illustrated, it reveals why the U.S. has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country. Read ADDICTED TO WAR to find out who benefits from these military adventures, who pays and who dies.

Oil has always been top of Bush's foreign-policy agenda (tags)

US Energy Report Okayed "Military Intervention" For Oil, reports investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein.

PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE (tags)

Created most stringent pesticide policy at LA UNIFIED School District (2nd largest school district in nation) Policy has become model for the nation.

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.

“US Foreign Policy and Iraq: Making the Case for Peace” (tags)

Phyllis Bennis, an expert on Iraq, will speak in a public forum on Saturday, 10/19 in Pasadena. After her presentation, “US Foreign Policy and Iraq: Making the Case for Peace”, there will be a teach-in and book signing.

SUNDAY HERALD DISCOVERS 'SMOKING GUN' DOCUMENT ABOUT AMERICA'S ATTACK ON IRAQ (tags)

The Sunday Herald, which broke the story about the Project for a New American Century document advocating a global American Empire, now uncovers a document which is another SMOKING GUN revealing the real reasons for the proposed US attack on Iraq. This reason--in case anybody still believes the lies about 'Weapons of Mass Destruction,' Terrorism, or 'Saddam as a new Hitler'--can be spelled O-I-L.

'Steamed At China' Pro-Democracy Rally O9 (tags)

'Steamed At China' Pro-Democracy Rally Oct. 9 in Washington

Who IS the enemy here? A call for action. (tags)

Trent Lott unwittingly put his finger right on it.

Who IS the enemy here? A call for action. (tags)

Trent Lott unwittingly put his finger right on it.

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (tags)

Living in a post-9/11 cloud...

"Kusumi's List" Rates All Of Congress, Senate (tags)

This front page of Kusumi.com is the latest -- see bottom for Kusumi's List, where Congressmen and Senators are rated. They were rated on the China issue, but good/bad there is also good/bad on Globalization! --Keep this list alive (repost)!

A Global French Revolution Is Coming, And We're The Aristocrats. (tags)

An Open Letter to the Johanesburg Conference on Sustaining the Empire.

Breaking the Chains - People of Color and the War on Drugs (tags)

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles at Macy's Plaza 711 South Hope Street · Los Angeles, CA

US SOLIDARITY ACTIVISTS PREPARE FOR DAY OF ACTION (tags)

Over 100 progressive organisations in the United States have come together to organise a national day of solidarity with Colombia next month. The main aim of the protest is to call for an end to US military aid to the Colombian security forces.

Finnish government bonds – independence insecure and questionable (tags)

Should you invest on government bonds?

IAP Action Alert (tags)

SPEAK OUT AGAINST ISRAELI TERRORISM: CONTACT THE US PRESIDENT AND CALL CONGRESS TODAY!!!

Get out the Vote (tags)

Vote.com a tool for the establishment or a voice for change?

Witness Against an Insane Nuclear Policy; Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki (tags)

Interfaith group to hold a rally and march to address current U.S. Nuclear policy.

Deaths in the desert: the sad price of U.S. border policy (tags)

Three months pregnant, Norma Rodriguez Amado had watched her husband, Paez Martinez, as he left his home in Morales, Mexico, for the United States. He would support his family from afar, working in the states of Tennessee and Florida. After almost two-and-a-half years of living and working in these faraway places, Paez returned to Morales to see his son, Alexander, for the first time.

Israel, ICC and Iraq (tags)

Today in Global Observer http://globalobserver.blogspot.com you can find articles about Israel, the International Criminal Court, Iraq and american foreign policy after september 11.

Are we doomed to be a Police State? (tags)

It is time for some serious soul searching in america!!

Bush the Marty by Sam Bahour and Dr. Michael Dahan (tags)

Sam Bahour is a Palestinian-American businessman living in the besieged Palestinian City of Al-Bireh in the West Bank and can be reached at sbahour@palnet.com.

Bush in Paris (4) (tags)

This Parisian carries a sign in English that refers to Bush's foreknowledge of 9-11. Many Americans living in Paris joined the anti-Bush march... some even forming a contingent that marched behind a banner reading "Americans Against Bush." Photo by JJ Méric.

Bush in Paris (3) (tags)

One French demonstrator carries a mock U.S. Flag made up of the countries invaded or bombed by Washington over the years. Photo by JJ Méric.

Bush in Paris (2) (tags)

It seems that everywhere Bush goes these days, he's confronted by people who mockingly use an image of a pretzel as a protest statement. A giant pretzel banner was carried in the streets of Paris, with the slogan "Watch out Bush!" Giant pretzels were also carried in the streets of Berlin, and many demonstrators could be seen with magic marker drawings of pretzels on their bodies or cloths. Photo by JJ Méric.

Bush in Paris (1) (tags)

These Women are part of a large demonstration against the Death Penalty as it's practiced in the United States. Note that one of the Women carries a Poster of Native American Political Prisoner, Leonard Peltier. Another Women wears a button of Mumia Abu Jamal, the African American Activist/Journalist who sits on Death Row. Photo by Photo by JJ Méric.

Many thousands rally in Paris to protest Bush and American Policies in Palestine (tags)

Tens of thousands rally to denounce Bush's disastrous foreing policy in Paris.

US Policy Made Simple (tags)

US Policy Made Simple

Journalists accuse Israel of media violation (tags)

"These have not been blunders but a deliberate policy of hiding from the world the truth of the Israeli army's violence and abuses,

Drug race and party NYC style (tags)

wild stuff..... la anyone?

U.S. suffered "significant defeat" in Oper. Anaconda (tags)

The Washington Post published a story today that an internal policy review concluded the Bush League was snake-bit by last month's Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan.

The People's Summit on High-Level Nuclear Waste: Rethinking the Waste Crisis (tags)

The People’s Summit on High-Level Nuclear Waste is a gathering of people from impacted communities to discuss our country’s high-level waste crisis; to confront conflicts among us and develop consensus to unify ourselves and solidify our commitment to a waste policy inclusive of ordinary people’s needs.

Venice Based Food Security Policy Study for LA (tags)

This study, done in 1995 went towards the creation of Los Angeles Hunger Policy Statement. The statement focuses on having healthy, localy grown foods available to all levels of society. The statement also ask us to look at hunger in ways besides calories burned.

Turkish Ambassador Feb 14, 2002 @ csulb (tags)

On Feb 14, 2002 at 6pm at CSULB at the University Library on the 5th floor the Turkish Ambassador will be speaking and taking questions. Turkey is responsible for massive genocide, human rights violations, and is the reciever of masive US arms shipments. Let the turkish ambassador you stand in solidarty with the oppressed people of his nation and support them in rising up in revolution!

Was Enron Running US "Foriegn" Policy too!? DEMAND INQUIRY - Actv Kit Enclosed! (tags)

[URGENT!! please send the following to ALL senators, personalizing the letter with your name, etc.] WIDEN THE 9-11 INQUIRIES !! Was ENRON “Directing” US FOREIGN POLICY, too??!!! DEMAND A FULL CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY. SENATE FAX AND EMAILS BELOW THE OPEN LETTER TO FORWARD.

BTL: Intl Global Justice Movement Discusses Alternative Development Models... (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, who attended the World Social Forum and discusses the deliberations and action plans that came out of the Porto Alegre gathering.

How the IMF/WB make domestic economic policy in Argentina (tags)

Transcript of a story told by Beverly Keene of Servicio Paz y Justicia (Service for Peace and Justice) and Jubilee South, both in Argentina.

Cuba and International Terrorism (11-6-2001) (tags)

A comprehensive and fully documented 14,000 word exposition of why Cuba cannot be labeled a state sponsor of international terrorism.

This Saturday! A Taste of Justice Conference (tags)

Come to the "A Taste of Justice" Conference this Saturday, Nov. 3rd. Diet related diseases such as diabetes and obesity are reaching epidemic proportions in low-income communities in Los Angeles. Come work together with other Los Angeles residents to solve this and other problems.

death act display's U.S foreign policy [anti-war rally/march] (tags)

death act display's U.S foreign policy

death act display's US foreign policy [anti-war rally/march] (tags)

death act display's US foreign policy

DEATH ACT displays the truth of US foreign policy [anti-war rally/march] (tags)

DEATH ACT display's the truth of US foreign policy

DEATH ACT display's the truth of US foreign policy [anti-war rally/march] (tags)

DEATH ACT display's the truth of US foreign policy

Protest DEA Bust of Cannabis Resource Center (tags)

The DEA raided the Cannabis Resource Center, SoCal's best source of medical marijuana. Protest Friday 2PM at West Hollywood City Hall.

The Progressive Los Angeles Network's 21 Point Agenda (Summary Version) (tags)

This 21 Point Agenda provides a list of priority actions that the City of Los Angeles should take to make LA a more just, livable, and democratic place.

New Chomsky book on 9-11: repost (tags)

Hmm...let's try that again!

New book by Chomsky on 9-11 (tags)

"9-11" contains interviews conducted with Chomsky by a variety of interviewers during the first month following the attacks of 9-11. The interviews were conducted largely via email, many with foreign journalists who speak and write English as a second language.

A Taste of Justice Conference- November 3rd (tags)

Register Now for the Taste of Justice Conference. This conference is especially important now with unemployment rising in the wake of 9/11, hunger will be more of an issue. It's imperative that we come up with just solutions to this rather than focusing only on crisis management.

Catholic Bishop Opposes U.S. War in Afghanistan... (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Catholic Bishop Thomas Gumbleton of Detroit. Gumbleton, who has been an outspoken critic of U.N. economic sanctions against Iraq, proclaims his opposition to the war in Afghanistan and argues for a thorough examination of U.S. foreign policy to strike at the roots of terrorism

Vietnam and Afeghanistan: U.S. foreign policy stands the same (cartoon serie) (tags)

Check link below. It's a cartoon serie I did about U.S. intervention in Vietnam. These images are hosted on vietvet.org, a web site maintened by open-minded (north) american Vietnam veterans. Looking at these cartoons, you will realize that U.S. foreign policy has not changed a single milimeter from Vietnam to Afeghanistan.

Policy considerations for limiting terrorism (tags)

If we had a foreign policy program to truly end terrorism it might look a little different that what we are doing now. The US's political, military and economic policies have bred a seething resentment of the US around the world. It is imperative that Americans come to understand how the current policy will only exacerbate our vulnerability.

Bin Laden's Statement (tags)

Half Hidden History, Half Mirror-Image Of American Manicheism.

"Progressive LA: The Next Agenda" Conference - October 20, 2001 (tags)

"Progressive LA: The Next Agenda" Conference Saturday, October 20th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the California Science Center - 700 State Drive, Exposition Park, CA The conference is free and open to all! Lunch will be served. We will provide supervised children's tours of the Science Center during the conference. Limited seating, please register by calling 323.259.1412 or on-line at www.progressivela.org

IPPN Executive Committee Statement (tags)

"The progressive movement must stand firm at this dangerous time in opposition to the scapegoating of Arab and Islamic people, in support of basic civil and democratic rights, and for a U.S. foreign policy which is about justice, fair trade, environmental sustainability and a raising of the living standards of all people, especially those in the countries of the Global South."

CSULB Sweatshop graffiti makes its mark (tags)

Wednesday, August 29, 2001. Cal State Long Beach students were greeted on the first day of classes by a graffiti message displayed on the brick wall outside the International Food Court Building, in front of the escalators.

Lon Beach to Redraft Events Policy (tags)

People for Community Empowerment sued the city when the group was required to get permits for its July 4 rally on energy issues.

Teamsters Dump Turtles to Pass Bush Energy Plan (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jason Mark, clean vehicles program director with the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses the environmental consequences of the Bush energy policy and the labor/industry coalition that lobbied to pass the president's bill(A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found At http://www.btlonline.org).

Colombian Nobel Laureate Rips US Drug Policy (tags)

"Here you don't have a war between two valiant parties who turn their arms on one another, but rather a cowardly war in which arms are turned on the civilian population," said Menchu.

Drug Possession No Longer Crime in Portugal (tags)

Portugal decriminalizes possession of personal amounts of drugs.... reported anywhere in the U.S.?? Not if the ruling Taliban holds its power... rock the corporations!~!

Henry Kissinger / War Criminal in SF (tags)

War Criminal comes home to ROAST!

** Opinion: Energy and Environment: Offense Instead of Defense (tags)

This piece makes the case for an offensive strategy on energy issues, instead the environmental movement's current defensive reactive approach.

Conservatives Who Don't Conserve (tags)

A commentary on recent energy policies and those who propose them

Council On Foreign Relations: Expose The Criminals (tags)

The CFR’s Annual Report for July 1, 1993-June 30, 1994, page 4, states: "The Council on Foreign Relations is a nonprofit, and nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to improving theunderstanding of US foreign policy, and international affairs through the exchange of ideas.

Some links to the anti-corporate movement (tags)

Important resources for the antiglobalization struggle.

The Shortwave Report 4/20/01 LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A Weekly 30 minute review of international news stories, recorded from a shortwave radio. FREE TO REBROADCAST! please notify. Radio Netherlands, Spain, Germany, China, Cuba www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_4_20_01.mp3

Bushes foreign policy and the future of the world (tags)

Bushes foreign policy and the future of the world

L. Peltier: A Chief Speaks about Policy. Excerpt of J. Laughlin-EF! (tags)

From December-January 2001 Earth First! page. 3.

Congressman Reynolds [R-NY] backs oil drilling in Arctic (tags)

Reynolds said he plans to co-sponsor legislation asking President-elect George W. Bush to support the proposal to drill on the refuge. Bush, a former Texas oilman, has made giving energy companies drilling access to the refuge's 1.5 million-acre coastal plan a key part of his national energy policy

J10-12 Monterey, California (WTO) CONGRESSIONAL FORUM ON TRADE POLICY (tags)

The Third Annual MONTEREY CONGRESSIONAL FORUM ON TRADE POLICY January 10 – 12, 2001 at the Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, California

Who Is KKK? (tags)

During the "peace process" the Israeli government pursued the policy of "closure" around the occupied territories. Closure became a policy of segregation.

California Violates Constitution With Tax Grab (tags)

State of California Violates Constitution Through Illegal Tax on Imports of Products from Other States. Californians Must Protest This Egregious Grab of Power Today.

Towards a Program of Resistance: DEMANDS AGAINST U.S. IMPERIALISM (tags)

The Clinton/Gore team, in its efforts to create a Center-Right program with a strategy to isolate the Left, the liberals, and the far right, has evolved a sophisticated program to orient U.S. imperialist policy. The Left needs a set of proposals to counter this policy around which mass movements can rally locally, nationally, internationally.

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