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The "Department of Information Retrieval"
By Kerry Tomasi

So now it comes to this.

Sep 27, 2006, 00:52

Elections & Voting
Court victory lets preserved Ohio 2004 ballots tell new tales of theft and fraud as indictments and convictions mount
By Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman

Ohio election protection activists have won a landmark court battle to preserve the ballots from 2004�s disputed presidential election, and researchers studying those ballots continue to find new evidence that the election was, indeed, stolen. Among other things, large numbers of consecutive votes in different precincts for George W. Bush make it appear ever more likely that the real winner in 2004 should have been John Kerry. Meanwhile, indictments and prison terms are mounting among key players in that tainted contest.

Sep 27, 2006, 00:45

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

Pious right-wing Republicans smear the name of Jesus and ravage the image of Christianity
By Nick Paccione

There was a brief period during the early seventies when Jesus Christ was on the way to becoming a totally bitchen, hip and with-it cultural icon in America.  He was climbing the Billboard charts as the subject of several songs including �Jesus Christ Superstar� in 1971,  �Put Your Hand in the Hand (Of the Man Who Stilled the Water)� in that same year and �My Sweet Lord� in 1970 (Granted this George Harrison song was more about Krishna but the general public didn�t really see it that way.  If you were Christian this song was about Jesus Christ).

Sep 26, 2006, 00:53

�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

The Lighter Side
Professionalism on the march
By Frank Fuller

Professionalism is on the march here in Kartoon Kountry. Our leader informed us of this recently by mentioning repeatedly all the professionals who are toiling under vague guidelines in all parts of the world. For them to be effective professionals, they need to know clearly what the law is.

Sep 26, 2006, 00:41

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

Special Reports
Chambers termination upheld -- appeal planned; bitterly divided board split on validity of charges and whistleblower protection
By Carol Goldberg

Washington, DC-- The three-member U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board last Thursday issued a split-decision upholding the removal of Teresa Chambers as chief of the U.S. Park Police. This long-awaited action finally frees Chambers to take her legal challenge to federal court, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

Sep 25, 2006, 00:49

Special Reports
President Kelley sharply critical of MSPB Chambers decision, calling it "dangerous to the public health and safety"
By Dina Long

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The leader of the nation�s largest independent union of federal workers Friday sharply criticized a 2-1 decision by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) that she described as �dangerous to the public safety� because it �dramatically narrows protections� for federal employee whistleblowers who disclose serious health and safety risks.

Sep 25, 2006, 00:45

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

The Zarqawi affair, part 9 of 15
By B. J. Sabri

How did the United Nations, imperialist media, and Zionist academia react to the attack against the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad?

Sep 22, 2006, 01:55

Iran: the media, the empires, and the destruction of democracy
By Luciana Bohne

Wolf Blitzer was astonished by the claim made by Retired Air Force General Sam Gardiner that the US has been conducting military operations in Iran for 18 months. "The evidence is overwhelming," said the general, to which Blitzer responded by suggesting that this may be a US propaganda campaign to intimidate Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.

Sep 22, 2006, 01:53

Hugo Chavez and the sulfuric odor of �devil� Bush
By Larry Chin

In an address at the United Nations, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez delivered a sober, scathing and articulate denunciation of the Bush administration and its foreign policy, and a dead-on accurate depiction of George W. Bush�s psychopathology.

Sep 22, 2006, 01:42

The surprising end of the New American Century
By Mike Whitney

The Iranian mullahs have one advantage over the Bush administration if war breaks out. They know what Bush plans to do. They know that he intends to bomb numerous targets which are unrelated to the nuclear facilities, and they know that his ultimate goal is �regime change.� This fits into America�s larger region-wide schema of crushing indigenous resistance movements (Hamas and Hezbollah), redrawing the map of the Middle East, and integrating the oil of the Caspian Basin into the US-controlled economic system.

Sep 22, 2006, 01:39

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Bush�s absolute power grab
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The message will out
Elections & Voting
Will Ken Blackwell find the ways to steal Ohio 2006 as he did in 2004?
Electronic voting machines "hack" off Democrat Jim Webb's name from November ballot
Stealing the midterm elections and the power of myth
Ecuador as banana republic?
A loaves & fishes/Holy Ghost victory for the GOP in November?
Science, medicine, and the gullible Left
Alaska Supreme Court rules forced drugging is unconstitutional
Nursing home fraud neglect & abuse much too common
"Those in power are poisoning children" (Mussels not flexed?)
Lawsuits multiply for Johnson & Johnson�s Charite spinal disc
Theo-political prostitution: Bush and the Christian Right
Ban Ki-moon: Is he or isn't he a Moonie?
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A new low, even for the Traditional Values Coalition
Social Security
Bush bounces back for more on Social Security
When journalists manufacture a crisis: What decline for Social Security and Medicare?
Happy 70th anniversary, Social Security
Victory over Bush�s Social Security plan
Younger workers and Social Security: Privatization of the program undermines their future
The U.S. housing bust: Excess investment and its discontents
Headwinds for the US economy
A subtle kind of fascism
Removing Hamas: Brinkmanship tactics or coup d'�tat
Accelerating the collapse of Iraq
Skilling: An epitaph
The politics of delusion and crisis denial
American voters must not reward failure
Foreclosure USA
Degradation of democracy
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"24" reflects betrayed America
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Miami airport shooting: Post-9/11 fear and police state in full flower
Tamiflu linked to 64 cases of psychological disorders and 2 suicides; China reports 3 persons infected with bird flu
For Bush faction, �Scalito� completes criminal circle
Reclaiming America
Energy depletion & the US descent into fascism
The government no longer serves the people
The "F" word and how to escape from its clutches
Within the gated subdivision of the American mind: A monument to my comfort zone
Blame It on the Hundredth Monkey
The Splendid Failure of Occupation
Part 45: How the U.S. engineered the Iraqi holocaust
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Mickey Z. interviews Condi
How you can learn to stop worrying and love the bomb
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