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Commentary Last Updated: Oct 30th, 2006 - 02:18:15

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

Fool's goal
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"
By Kerry Tomasi

So now it comes to this.

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

Forcing American 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

(WMR) -- 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 of context.

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

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