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