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So BushCo solved the PR problem that might possibly
have grown into a credible antiwar movement by alleging to guarantee fewer
American casualties which, let�s face it, is all Americans really care about
anyway. Otherwise, we would have protested the massacre of the first �Gulf War�
in which defenseless Iraqi soldiers were slaughtered in their vehicles while
trying to escape Kuwait.
Aug 1, 2007, 01:02
Inscrutable Brown goes to Washington
By Linda S. Heard
The heart of the new British Prime Minister Gordon
Brown is so inscrutable that analysts are resorting to judging his personal
leanings on the color of his neckties. If that�s the standard, then his choice
of a blue tie for a meeting with George Bush at Camp David on Sunday says he�s
pro-Democrat. George W. Bush�s own was, of course, Republican red.
Aug 1, 2007, 00:57
Dancing in darkness
By Kathy Kelly
AMMAN, Jordan, July 30, 2007 -- Last weekend was an
important one, regarding education, here in Jordan. Jordanian high school
students learned the results of exams qualifying them (or not) for university
Jul 31, 2007, 00:37
Shreds of evidence
By Richard Hayes Phillips, Ph.D.
Those who would dismiss out of hand our allegations of
election fraud are fond of claiming that there is not a �shred of evidence� to
substantiate our charges. To the contrary, there are millions of shreds of
evidence in Ohio. In at least 56 of 88 counties, ballots and other elections
records were shredded or otherwise destroyed.
Jul 31, 2007, 00:32
9/11 recalled in Bangladesh
By Iftekhar Sayeed
We still have the Great American Dream: two kids, two
cars and a mortgage (in reverse order). And, of course, the Green Card and the
Blue Passport to get there.
Jul 31, 2007, 00:30
Americans stuck in political stupor
By Joel S. Hirschhorn
The latest bipartisan George Washington University
Battleground Poll rightfully received media attention because of its depressing
data. There is historic political pessimism and cynicism. But something is more
troubling than the data on the dire views of Americans about their elected
representatives and government. It is that 72 percent of voters still believe
that �voting gives people like me some say about how the government runs
things.� Unbelievable! Such confidence in a system that has failed them.
Jul 31, 2007, 00:27
Potter at the trough
By Michael Silverstein
As a professional writer, I'm naturally impressed by
large book sale numbers. And nothing has ever been as impressive as first day
sales of the new Harry Potter book, $72 million worldwide, $8 million in the
United States alone.
Jul 31, 2007, 00:25
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Jul 31, 2007, 00:19
The Chicken Little Chorus's sickening farce
By Bev Conover
"Wires" sticking out of a block of cheese.
An ice packed filled with "clay" and wrapped with "duct
tape." "Terrorists" making "dry runs" to test the alertness
of airport security personnel.
Jul 30, 2007, 01:19
Something happened on 9-11
By Sheila Samples
Strange how something happens and you're unaware that
it "registers" with you. Later, perhaps, something will trigger that
buried memory and things begin to fall into place.
Jul 30, 2007, 01:17
Of Marx, Christ, and the persecution of radicals: How will humanity survive the capitalist threat?
By Jason Miller
A few days ago, one of my closest friends hit me with
a heavily loaded question.
Jul 30, 2007, 01:12
Bush's real agenda in Palestine
By Ramzy Baroud
The Hamas government crackdown on Mohamed Dahlan's
corrupt security forces and affiliated gangs in the Gaza Strip in June appears
to mark a turning point in the Bush administration's foreign policy regarding
Palestine and Israel. The supposed shift, however, is nothing but a
continuation of Washington's efforts to stifle Palestinian democracy, to widen
the chasm separating Hamas and Fatah, and to ensure the success of the Israeli
project, which is focused on colonising and annexing what remains of
Jul 30, 2007, 01:06
Leaders afraid to lead: Empty rhetoric in Congress
By Walter Brasch
of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says the House has so much to do that
impeachment proceedings against Dick Cheney and George W. Bush would be a
Jul 30, 2007, 01:02
Truth, and the freedom industry
How long can the truth be perverted by the freedom
industry -- the nexus of NGOs, intellectuals, western donors and political
parties? How long can they continue to call murder and mayhem, freedom and
dignity? How long can money sustain falsehood? Above all, how long can our
native Muslim culture, civilisation and history be suppressed by lies and cash?
These are the questions of the day.
Jul 27, 2007, 00:44
A return to the natural course of history might resolve the Middle East crisis
By Dan Lieberman
The Middle East crisis, originally a struggle between
native Palestinians and early Zionists for control of a land, has grown into a
battle between Israel and the Arab world. A solution to the conflict has defied
resolution -- and for good reason -- the imposition of artificial factors after
World War I contradicted a course of history that predicted the Palestinians would
control their destiny and form a nation in lands they had owned and occupied
for centuries. This contradicted previous shaping of the Middle East which
always coursed into a return of lands to native inhabitants.
Jul 27, 2007, 00:42
Tales of angst, alienation and martial law: Roasting marshmallows on the American Reichstag fire to come
By Phil Rockstroh
In this summer of angst and grim foreboding about what
further assaults against common sense and common decency the Bush
administration might inflict upon the people of the world, how many times
during the day do those of us -- still possessed of mind, heart and conscience
-- take pause, hoping we've seen the worst of it, then, fearing we haven't yet,
attempt to push down the dread rising within us, so that we might simply make
it through the day and be able to rest at night?
Jul 27, 2007, 00:40
The president�s contempt
By Michael Hammerschlag
In Russia, Vladimir Putin has been accused by some of
contributing to the poisoning of Kremlin critic Litvinenko, and the recent
exposure of another assassination plot against deposed and despised oligarch
Boris Berezovsky adds more fuel to the suspicions.
Jul 27, 2007, 00:34
Obama�s trip to the confessional
By Ben Tanosborn
Can you picture Barak Obama held by the ear, Father
Politics forcefully leading him to the confessional to be cleansed of all his
foreign policy sins?
Jul 27, 2007, 00:31
North American Union -- connecting the dots
By Kevin Parkinson
article on this website explains in detail the lead up to the North
American Union under the pretense of the Security and Prosperity Partnership
(SPP) and the cleverly disguised methods the governments of Mexico, Canada and
the United States have used and will continue to use to change the face and the
future of our North American continent.
Jul 26, 2007, 01:03
No nukes for Iran!
By Reza Fiyouzat
Those in the Iranian socialist opposition arguing for
a nuclear-free Iran have either been absent from the Western left�s discourse
or have been getting the short end of the stick from some in the U.S. left.
Trapped in a mentality as simplistic as that of George Bush�s, a good part of
the U.S. left has been repeating a similar logic, by saying that either you go
along with the imperialists� plans and support Bush or find excuses to support
Iran�s government�s pursuit of nuclear energy.
Jul 26, 2007, 00:57