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

Case of Iranian on death row raises reasonable doubt about U.S. justice -- part 3 of a 4-part series
By Bill Conroy

But if we are to consider that Ashkan Panah did not sexually assault and brutally murder Nicole Parker, then another equally, or more, plausible theory of the crime must come to light.

Aug 7, 2006, 01:16

De-Arabization of the Arab League
By Nicola Nasser

The Israeli bombardment of Lebanon and Palestine as well as the ongoing U.S. process of abruptly and forcibly delivering to life a lifeless new U.S.-modeled Iraqi regime are crushing the Arab League �system� in a life-or-death test and again pushing it into a collision course with the people.

Aug 7, 2006, 01:14

Case of Iranian on death row raises reasonable doubt about U.S. justice -- part 2 of a 4-part series
By Bill Conroy

The DNA tests obtained by Ashkan Panah since his conviction were conducted on materials gathered from his apartment as well as from his body and the body of the victim, Nicole Parker. (For reasons unknown, the suitcase the body was found in was never tested for fingerprints by the LAPD.)

Aug 4, 2006, 00:12

Case of Iranian on death row raises reasonable doubt about U.S. justice -- part 1 of a 4-part series
By Bill Conroy

Hooman Ashkan Panah, an Iranian citizen who moved to the United States shortly before finishing high school, has been locked up on death row in San Quentin State Prison in California since 1995.

Aug 3, 2006, 01:48

�Condi shops for couture on 9/11,� a hypothetical
By Margie Burns

After last week's hearing of the House Intelligence Committee on proposed changes to expand the president�s power to wiretap without a warrant (changes to FISA law), a new recurrence of the same old question keeps popping into mind: How would it be possible to insult the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-Rice cabal?

Aug 2, 2006, 01:04

Israel in Lebanon and the "War on Terror" -- the limits of self-defense
By Nicolas J S Davies

U.S. officials are defending the Israeli government�s military actions in Lebanon as an exercise of its right of self-defense, and the United States has vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that called for an immediate ceasefire. This is consistent with the position adopted by the U.S. since September 11, 2001,: that the principle of self-defense gives countries a virtually unlimited right to attack or otherwise violate the sovereignty of other nations from which terrorist or guerilla groups plan and launch attacks. This position has formed an essential pillar of the U.S. government�s �War on Terror.� What�s wrong with this argument?

Jul 27, 2006, 01:03

Kidnapped in Israel or captured in Lebanon?
By Joshua Frank

As Lebanon continues to be pounded by Israeli bombs and munitions, the justification for Israel's invasion is treading on very thin ice. It has become general knowledge that it was Hezbollah guerillas that first kidnapped two IDF soldiers inside Israel on July 12, prompting an immediate and violent response from the Israeli government, which insists it is acting in the interest of national defense.

Jul 26, 2006, 00:59

Ethiopia invades Somalia
By Larry Chin

While most of the world is focused on the Middle East, open war between Somalia and Ethiopia, an equally significant and parallel event, has been bumped from the headlines entirely. Another nation is in the process of being invaded and occupied, with US approval, based on the �war on terrorism� pretext.

Jul 25, 2006, 00:38

US, UN give Israel green light for Lebanon slaughter
By Larry Chin

Israel has begun a massive invasion and possible reoccupation of Lebanon, with the enthusiastic support of the Bush administration, and the �international community." As the world �evacuates� Lebanon, Israeli forces were massing for a major ground offensive, having already been given the green light to kill as it pleases.

Jul 24, 2006, 01:10

Never again
By Gilad Atzmon

Just six and a half decades ago, Jews were brutally spat out of Europe. As it happened, when the majority of European secular Jews were totally convinced that the condition of emancipation had finally matured into a comprehensive assimilation, the Nazi Judeocide was there to prove them wrong. Just two weeks ago, when the vast majority of the Israeli people were convinced that Peace was just about to prevail thanks to Sharon�s unilateral �peace initiative,� the Hamas and Hezbollah were there to prove them wrong.

Jul 20, 2006, 00:54

Were plans for a Middle East war escalation exposed in Bush-Blair exchange?
By Larry Chin

A microphone unintentionally left open at Monday's G-8 summit luncheon picked up snippets of unguarded talk between George Bush and Tony Blair. While most media coverage focused on the embarrassing, stupid and profanity-laced portions of the comments uttered by Bush, a closer examination of the transcript confirms the targeting of Syria and Syrian president Bashar Assad.

Jul 19, 2006, 00:56

One giant Gaza Strip from the Caspian to the Red Sea
By Mike Whitney

The last few days have provided a troubling view of the New World Order. The Israeli assault on Lebanon�s infrastructure has battered bridges, roads, power plants, grain depots, apartment buildings, mosques, community centers, civilian homes, gas stations, ports and many of the country�s critical life-support systems. Additionally, Israel has killed 155 civilians, including 15 children who were instantly vaporized by a missile that destroyed their van while they were fleeing southern Lebanon. Israel has justified the carnage by pointing to the two soldiers who were captured by members of the Lebanese resistance organization, Hezbollah. But Israel�s defense is hopelessly flawed.

Jul 18, 2006, 00:42

Israeli bombings could lead to escalation of Middle East war
By Michel Chossudovsky

Following the bombings of Beirut by Israel, there is a danger that the US sponsored Middle East war, which is at present characterized by three distinct war theaters (Afghanistan, Palestine and Iraq) will escalate and extend to the entire Middle East-Central Asian region.

Jul 17, 2006, 01:05

Urgent Warning: CNN prepares Israeli false flag war provocation vs. Americans in Lebanon
By Webster G. Tarpley

Washington DC, July 15 (1 PM EDT) -- The escalating Israeli assault on Lebanon clearly represents a conscious bid to provoke a general war in the Middle East. The captured Israeli soldiers are only the pretext for the present massive military operations.

Jul 17, 2006, 00:51

US, Israel push world to brink of world war
By Larry Chin

In unleashing an all-out Middle East war with the bombing and blockade of Lebanon, and mounting escalations involving all surrounding countries in the region (Iran, Syria), Israel has committed an act of naked aggression and open fascism that easily rivals the worst acts of Hitler�s Third Reich.

Jul 14, 2006, 22:49

Inequality and plutocracy in America
By Rodrigue Tremblay

One of the greatest benefits of a well functioning democracy is its capacity to bring about change: change of government, change of policies, change in the distribution of income and wealth, etc., and to avoid stagnation and immobilization.

Jul 13, 2006, 00:42

Nationalize the US defense industry: Public good should trump private greed
By John Stanton

In 1969, John Kenneth Galbraith penned a piece for the New York Times, titled The Big Defense Firms Are Really Public Firms and Should be Nationalized, arguing, among other things, that it was folly for defense contractors to claim that they were private corporations. Such claims made a mockery of free enterprise.

Jul 10, 2006, 00:30

And then there was just Skilling . . .
By Jerry Mazza

If Ken Lay�s sudden death Wednesday from a massive coronary at 64 shocks one, it also raises the queasy questions, was the heart attack really the culprit? Or was Kenneth Lay a man who knew too much, and was therefore too dangerous to live?

Jul 7, 2006, 01:23

Fascism: An American reality
By Larry Pinkney

The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word fascism as "a philosophy or system of government that is marked by stringent social and economic control, a strong centralized government usually headed by a dictator, and often a policy of belligerent nationalism." Moreover, and most importantly, it also defines fascism clearly and succinctly as "oppressive or dictatorial control." There are those who will sarcastically say that the political/social situation in and with America is not "that bad," when in fact things are far, far worse.

Jul 6, 2006, 01:07

Shadows on the wall
By Sheila Samples

And so we sit, shackled by self-imposed chains of fear, captivated by shadowy forms that move discordantly across the walls of our perception. Once again we are eager to accept appearance for reality. The Supreme Court ruling last week rejecting George Bush's military commissions to try Guantanamo detainees casts a huge shadow on the wall. Many are saying it not only curbed Bush and Cheney's unlimited presidential power grab, but absolved us of the responsibility of having to do anything about it.

Jul 5, 2006, 01:43

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