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Halliburton bribe case haunts Cheney
By Jason Leopold
Dick Cheney�s tenure at Halliburton ended eight years
ago, but a federal investigation of alleged bribes from a company subsidiary to
Nigerian officials lingers from the Cheney era, raising questions about what
the vice president knew or should
Apr 30, 2008, 00:22
Fastened to a dying animal: A jeremiad regarding that affront to the nation's dignity known as the US election process
By Phil Rockstroh
Here in this crumbling empire once known as the
American republic, here in a nation that, at present, for all practical
purposes, only produces Cheetos and killer drones, whose architecture is being
winnowed down to thriving rural meth houses and foreclosed upon suburban
McHouses, whose corrupt corporate culture has bequeathed upon our suffering
planet dying oceans and the hyper-caffeinated tsunami of Red Bull Capitalism --
the essential question confronts us -- how does one retain (not retail) one's
humanity amid the catastrophic machinery and inane accouterment of our age?
Apr 30, 2008, 00:20
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Apr 30, 2008, 00:18
Anthony Julius and a journey to the dark Zionist world
By Gilad Atzmon
Anthony Julius is a prominent British lawyer and
academic, best known for his actions on behalf of academic Nazi hunter Deborah
Lipstadt. It was Julius who perpetrated the destruction of history revisionist
David Irving�s career.
Apr 30, 2008, 00:16
The Iraq war morphs into the Iranian war
By Paul Craig Roberts
It is 1939 all over again. The world waits helplessly
for the next act of naked aggression by rogue states. Only this time the rogue
states are not the Third Reich and Fascist Italy. They are the United States
Apr 30, 2008, 00:14
Wright delivers the knockout punch
By Mike Whitney
Reverend Jeremiah Wright appeared on PBS Bill Moyers
Journal last Friday night and delivered a knockout punch to the bully-boys in
the corporate media.
Apr 30, 2008, 00:12
First came Vietnam, then Iraq, now Iran lies directly in the crosshairs
By Michael Payne
History has a way of repeating itself but does anyone
really pay any attention? First there was the horror of the Vietnam War that
took the lives of more than 55,000 American troops and several million North
and South Vietnamese. Did we as a nation learn anything from that bloody
debacle? Apparently not much. Then shock and awe was brought down upon the
nation of Iraq in March 2003 in what has been described as one of the worst
foreign policy blunders in the history of America. This time, have we finally
learned our lesson? Maybe not as Iran appears to be directly in the crosshairs
of the perpetrators of endless war.
Apr 30, 2008, 00:10
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Apr 30, 2008, 00:04
At the court of the caliph in Washington
By Abbas J. Ali, Ph.D.
Middle East experts argue that history repeats itself
in Iraq. In fact, the ongoing blood bath in Iraq resembles, although on a
larger scale, the scene in 680 AD when the Caliph in Damascus, Yazid, ordered
the slaughter of members of the Prophet Mohamed�s family, including his
immediate grandson, Hussein, in Karbala. The tragedy in Karbala has been
forever engraved in the collective mind of Iraqis and has become a symbol
uniting the masses against tyranny, political deception, corruption and
Apr 29, 2008, 00:21
Global famine? Blame the Fed
By Mike Whitney
The stakes couldn't be higher for Ben Bernanke. If the
Fed chief decides to lower rates at the end of April, he could be condemning
millions of people to a death by starvation.
Apr 29, 2008, 00:19
Yinon's prophecy: Is the US waging Israel's wars?
By Linda S. Heard
Many throughout the Muslim world and beyond are asking
this question: What are the real reasons behind the US invasion of Iraq and its
wish to overthrow the governments of Syria and Iran?
Apr 29, 2008, 00:15
�Blood diamonds,� �blood oil� and �blood food�
By Pablo Ouziel
For awhile now, I have been thinking about what
George W. Bush signifies from a socio-political perspective. Looking at the
world from the time of the �Big Bang� of September 11, 2001, until today almost
seven years later, one can clearly observe how monstrous our human interaction
has become. After much reading and analysis, I now understand that September 11
was not the starting point of a new world order, but to the contrary, it was
purely the end of a specific human state of affairs.
Apr 29, 2008, 00:13
Simple steps towards change
By Mickey Z.
Whenever I write an article or give a talk about the
state of global affairs, the first question asked is this: �So, what can/should
we do?� My inevitably stammering reply involves a combination of three factors:
Apr 29, 2008, 00:11
Elusive peace: 60 years of pain and suffering
W. Bush, who proposed the boldest peace initiative of any American president to
solve the Palestine issue, managed to deliver only the most meager results
during his two-term presidency.
Apr 28, 2008, 00:18
The Bush team's Geneva hypocrisy
By Jason Leopold
Newly released U.S. government documents, detailing
how Bush administration officials punched legalistic holes in the Geneva
Conventions' protections of war captives, stand in stark contrast to the
outrage some of the same officials expressed in the first week of the Iraq war
when Iraqi TV interviewed several captured American soldiers.
Apr 28, 2008, 00:16
Riding the warhorse: Introducing President McCain
By Missy Comley Beattie
First, allow your brain to conceive of John
Sidney McCain as president of the United States. Then, form in your mouth the
proper noun, President John McCain, and let it roll off your tongue into the
room and ears of those nearby. Practice it because it is what you will be
saying when George Bush leaves office although you will know that George and
John are one and the same. President John McCain.
Apr 28, 2008, 00:14
Mixed priorities: Why Palestinian unity is not an option
By Ramzy Baroud
Just days after the Hamas-Fatah clash last June in
Gaza, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas looked firm and composed as
he shook hands with members of his new emergency government. He made sure his
move appeared as legitimate as possible, issuing decrees that outlawed the
armed militias of Hamas, and also suspended consequential clauses in the
Palestinian Basic Law, which had thus far served as a constitution.
Apr 28, 2008, 00:10
America�s political trinity
By Ben Tanosborn
In the United States, if you aspire to occupy an
elective office, from the lowest position at the municipal level to the
imperial quarters of the White House, you must have been cleared beforehand as
a defender of the American faith, and that entails acceptance and devotion to
the dogma of a political trinity: Capitalism, Individualism and Israelism.
Apr 28, 2008, 00:08