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Afghanistan's killing fields: The Taliban�s Tet has begun
By Eric Walberg
Two landmarks in Afghanistan
last week -- British troop deaths surpassed 100, and monthly official coalition
deaths now outnumber official coalition deaths in Iraq. Pentagon officials said
that in May 16 coalition troops were killed in Iraq, 14 of them American, while
18 coalition troops were killed in Afghanistan, 13 of them American.
Jun 20, 2008, 00:22
John Yoo, totalitarian
By Paul Craig Roberts
John Yoo stands
outside the Anglo-American legal tradition. His views lead to self-incrimination
wrung out of a victim by torture. He believes a president of the US can
initiate war, even on false pretenses, and then use the war he starts as cover
for depriving US citizens of habeas corpus protection.
Jun 20, 2008, 00:20
No, imperialism isn�t dead!
By Linda S. Heard
George W. Bush and his immaculately turned-out wife
are saying their last goodbyes to Europeans who have served the Bush
administration well and admonishing others to stay with the program even when
its chief architects are relegated to Bush�s ominous sounding �Freedom
Institute," designed to �promote the universal values that need to be
Jun 20, 2008, 00:14
Legalizing occupation: Bush�s last manoeuvre in Iraq
By Ramzy Baroud
When US forces descended on Baghdad five years ago,
they seemed unstoppable. Military arrogance had reached an all time high, and
it seemed only a matter of time before the same frenzied scenario took place in
Teheran, Damascus, and elsewhere.
Jun 19, 2008, 00:20
Stone Age justice
By David Cogswell
John McCain is calling the Supreme Court decision to
restore the basic system of justice in which an accused person has the right to
hear charges against him "one of the worst" Supreme Court rulings in
Jun 19, 2008, 00:12
The past hurts but does not condemn
In Latin America, in the absence of a social
revolution at the moment of national independence, there were plenty of rebellions
and political revolts. Less frequently these were popular rebellions and almost
never were they ideological revolutions that shook the traditional structures,
as was the case with the North American Revolution, the French Revolution, and
the Cuban Revolution. Instead, internal struggles abounded, before and after
the birth of the new Republics.
Jun 19, 2008, 00:10
Power should flow from a barrel of oil
By Linda S. Heard
British Member of Parliament George Galloway speaking
on an Arabic satellite channel recently blamed Arabs for failing to solve
"this Palestine problem."
Jun 18, 2008, 00:09
By Iftekhar Sayeed
The rational thing to do, according to economic
theory, is to maximize your income, and buy goods and services, and be happier
than before. What about dignity?
Jun 17, 2008, 00:16
Beyond the last computer
By Philip Emeagwali
I felt the hard, cold steel of a gun against the back
of my head. I spun around and saw my assailant�s finger shaking on the trigger:
�Don't run or I'll shoot you,� he said. I was just 14 years old, and death was
a stranger to me.
Jun 17, 2008, 00:14
Plans rapidly proceeding to make Iraq our Middle Eastern launching pad
By Michael Payne
The Bush administration is working overtime on two key
objectives, both specifically designed to reshape the Middle East in the mold
envisioned by the U.S. and Israel, our loyal and very aggressive ally.
Jun 16, 2008, 00:15
The illegitimate and disastrous U.S. military occupation of Iraq
By Rodrigue Tremblay
The Iraqi Parliament is on record as being
against the US-led military occupation of their country.
Moreover, most Iraqis resent
Americans occupying their country and the Bush-Cheney administration's requests
to do it forever by maintaining nearly 60 military bases in their country.
Jun 16, 2008, 00:11
US Supreme Court: Not a place to court democracy
By Ben Tanosborn
Ours is a government best described as the closest thing to a true
democracy thanks to its touted system of checks and balances which, we are constantly
reminded, maintains the three branches in some sort of equilibrium; thus
serving this nation best, as well as the people who populate it.
Jun 16, 2008, 00:09
The blogs are alive with the sound of Impeachment!
By Jerry Mazza
And we can thank one man: Representative Dennis
Kucinich, who this time brought 35 Articles of Impeachment against President George
W Bush in the Congress on Monday night. Click the link and scroll down past
a number of relevant articles to a video of Dennis reading them and a �packet
of printable offenses.�
Jun 13, 2008, 00:20
The beginning of global order
By Pablo Ouziel
We can continue to believe our politicians as
they echo messages of stability and order around our planet, and we can
continue to feed off the BBC or the New York Times to get an insight into the
normality of the global situation, but sooner or later, the collapse of our
economies is going to affect us directly by hitting our pockets, and then
perhaps we will be ready to act. Hopefully, against those politicians and
global capitalists who are infecting our daily life by bringing a painful and
miserable reality to the majority of humanity.
Jun 13, 2008, 00:10
Israel�s nuclear bombs are the problem in the Middle East
Once again, Israel is pushing the Middle East to the
brink of war, with predictably disastrous consequences. In recent days, Israeli
leaders markedly escalated their war of words against Iran. A leading Israeli
cabinet minister was quoted on Friday, 6 June as saying, �attacking Iran will
Jun 12, 2008, 00:15
Fascism: The night of broken glass in Rome
By Gaither Stewart
ROME -- On May 31, Fascist goon squads armed
with wooden clubs carried out a �punitive expedition,� that is, an organized
raid on shops of Asian immigrants in Italy�s capital.
Jun 12, 2008, 00:13
Oil: Extract up your own
By Reza Fiyouzat
It is customary to run into brazenly racist commentary
coming out of the U.S. liberals and right-wingers alike, especially when it
comes to the question of oil. Besides the occasional surreal headlines about congressional
members suing OPEC, it is normal to read headlines urging OPEC member
countries to increase production. It is as if we were at a restaurant, trying
to get more service. 'Hey waiter! More drinks over here!'
Jun 11, 2008, 00:22
Resist American bases or resign
By Linda S. Heard
As if we needed any more proof that the Iraq war was
waged on false premises a recently published, long overdue Senate report
confirms the Bush administration lied about numerous issues, including Saddam
Hussain's links to terrorism.
Jun 11, 2008, 00:16
Reflections on David Sirota�s 'The Uprising'
By Joseph Danison
Philadelphia Sheriff John Green �Doesn�t Do
Foreclosures, to Lender�s Dismay,� reports Michael Phillips in the Wall Street
Journal on June 6. There were about 1,000 properties a month in Philadelphia
County coming up for sheriff�s auction earlier this year, until March, that is,
when Sheriff Green declined to do the court�s dirty work of enforcing these
Jun 11, 2008, 00:14
Patagonia belongs to the Jews?
By Kawther Salam
Yehuda Ben Tzion Lichtenberg writes a long and
pathetic rant full of spite. He appears to have become very angry by an article
about Patagonia which I
wrote some years ago. If what he says is true, then truly the avarice of the
zionists knows no limit.
Jun 9, 2008, 00:13