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The vast right-wing conspiracy's relentless march toward tyranny
By Mike Whitney
When Hillary Clinton
said that her husband Bill was the target of �a vast right-wing conspiracy�,
her critics just laughed at her. No one is laughing now.
Oct 2, 2006, 00:35
It's all about choices
By Meria Heller
Everyone is in pain
these days. Physical pain, emotional pain, relationship pain, political pain,
world pain, war pain, drug pain, pain, pain, pain.
Oct 2, 2006, 00:30
A soul defying, tacit approval of torture: how did we come to this?
By Phil Rockstroh
The pathology of
American culture is as ubiquitous as its strip-mall ugliness. It is abundantly
evident, in almost every aspect of contemporary life. From the predatory (to
the point of psychopathic) practices of its morally scurvy pirates at the helm
of the corporate/governmental ship of state, down to the pandemic enervation
and proliferate anomie of its galley slaves languishing in their soulless
cubicles -- from the genitalia-devoid mascots at Disney World to the
genitalia-obsessed torturers of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo -- the soul-sickness
spreads before us like George W. Bush's taunting, executioner's smirk.
Sep 29, 2006, 01:12
By Sheila Samples
My friend Bernie says a lot of folks have George
Bush figured all wrong. "Sure he lies," Bernie said, "every time
he opens his mouth. But -- think about it. Even when Bush is lying he ends up
telling us what he's gonna do. He can't help himself -- he just blurts it out.
But by the time we understand what he's saying -- he's already made a stinkin'
mess and moved on to the next one."
Sep 29, 2006, 01:01
Biting Mangos . . . and bullets: from Bradford to Bangladesh -- a tribute to my uncle
By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
Over the weekend, I had travelled down to join a panel
of media experts and film-makers at the annual "Bite the Mango" Bradford Film
Festival at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television. Our panel
hosted two seminars at the Festival, the first on 'Faith in Film',
and the other on 'Representation
of Muslims in Media'. I was invited at the last minute in a frantic
telephone call from one of the coordinators of the festival, and drove down
with my family on Friday so that I could arrive comfortably in time for the
Saturday morning workshops.
Sep 29, 2006, 00:58
Wars and debts and taxes, oh my!
By Michael Boldin
Recently, an Associated Press report reaffirmed
to me that the leadership of the two major political parties in America are
totally in favor of continuing war in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
Sep 28, 2006, 01:12
Lt. Ehren Watada does his duty
By David Howard
US Army 1st. Lt Ehren Watada is facing an eight-year
term in military prison for just doing his duty: .serving our country and
protecting the Constitution.
Sep 28, 2006, 01:03
Put your ribbons away
By Erik Berg
There is a disturbing trend that is plaguing the
United States in the early years of the 21st century. There are a growing
number of Americans allowing faith and loyalty to prevail over logic and truth.
Sep 28, 2006, 01:00
The "Department of Information Retrieval"
So now it comes to
Sep 27, 2006, 00:52
Report�s startling conclusion: bombing people really pisses them off
By Mark Drolette
Whew! I�m glad that�s been cleared up.
Sep 27, 2006, 00:43
Forget the whales, let's save the West
By Linda S. Heard
As each day passes,
I'm convinced I've stepped through a mirror and slipped into a confusing
parallel reality where nothing is what it seems. Either that or western
societies are in need of urgent saving.
Sep 27, 2006, 00:41
Reflections on our inner Bush: Corporate monkeys in our national House Of Mirrors.
By Phil Rockstroh
As Americans waddled
into the new century, overweight, overworked, and as self-aware as a cloister
of sea slugs -- so too arrived, affecting his bandy-legged, fake cowboy
swagger, George W. Bush, to usher in this era of unquenchable, consumer craving
and perpetual, martial emergency.
Sep 27, 2006, 00:37
People of the United States, what are you telling the children?
By Luciana Bohne
People of the United States, you are transmitting to
your children the values of your culture. What is the central value of your
culture now? Can you name it?
Sep 26, 2006, 00:59
�Shock and awe� diplomacy confronts American Exceptionalism
By Ben Tanosborn
media to give front page coverage to what Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez
had to say this week from the podium at the United Nations -- a very
appropriate political closing to the summer -- could be described as �shock and
awe.� Truth was dispensed via a large syringe instead of an eyedropper and to
many people that represents shock and awe.
Sep 26, 2006, 00:49
Political prisoners speak
By Richard Hugus
On Sunday, September 17 The New England
Committee to Defend Palestine and the Boston chapter of the Jericho Movement*
held an event in Boston to raise funds for Palestinian political prisoners.
Sep 26, 2006, 00:45
Refuting the lie, a response to Popular Mechanics: debunking 9/11 myths
By Craig Schlanger
It�s been an exciting
year to be a 9/11 Truth Seeker. With each passing month there�s been a trend of
continuing revelations and historic events that will break the dam of
government deception once and for all. There have been actors, musicians,
scientists, engineers, former presidential cabinet members, rescue workers,
survivors, historians, and even foreign officials weighing in with their doubts
about the official 9/11 narrative.
Sep 25, 2006, 00:59
The five pillars of the U.S. military-industrial complex
By Rodrigue Tremblay
In the 1920s,
President Calvin Coolidge said, "the business of America is
business." Nowadays, it can be said that the arms industry and permanent war have become
a big part of American business, as the offshoot of a well-entrenched military-industrial
complex. This is a development that previous American men of vision, men
like President George
Washington and President
Dwight Eisenhower, have warned against as being intrinsically inimical to
democracy and liberty. However, the current Bush-Cheney
administration is not afraid of such a development; its principal members
are part of it and are instead very busy promoting it.
Sep 25, 2006, 00:56
Pelosi calls Chavez a "thug"
By Wayne Madsen
-- House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi called Hugo Chavez a "thug" for
the Venezuelan President's "diablo" remarks about George W. Bush.
Sep 25, 2006, 00:52
The next Palestinian struggle
By Ramzy Baroud
LONDON -- An expert in international law and an old
friend of the Palestinian people wrote me in utter distress a few days after
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ismael Haniyeh were
reported to have reached an agreement Sept. 11 to form a national unity
government. The content of his message was alarming, especially coming from an
objective American academic who was involved in the drafting of past
Palestinian national documents. "The Palestinian people were being set
up," was the underlying meaning of his message. To know why, here is a bit
Sep 25, 2006, 00:40
Ending the dollar's tyranny
By Mike Whitney
The U.S. dollar is the
very heart of the empire. It�s the cornerstone upon which the military, the
media and the political establishment rests.
Sep 21, 2006, 01:13