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The "Department of Information Retrieval"
So now it comes to
Sep 27, 2006, 00:52
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
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
Sep 26, 2006, 00:53
�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
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
-- 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
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
Sep 25, 2006, 00:49
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
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
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
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
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