Created on Saturday, 17 May 2008 22:19
Written by Dahr Jamail
Winter Soldiers on Sadr City
by Dahr Jamail
he following is testimony presented to Congress by Kristofer Shawn Goldsmith on May 15, 2008.
While there were several powerful testimonies by several Iraq veterans, all worth watching
, this one in particular provides a taste of what is actually happening in Iraq, and what soldiers of conscience face upon their return home.
Read more: Winter Soldiers on Sadr City
Created on Saturday, 17 May 2008 11:09
Written by David Halpin
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair due on trial in the Hague
by David Halpin
n the same day the BBC reported that former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz was to go on trial after five years in prison over the deaths of a group of Baghdad merchants in 1992, it was rumoured the former prime minister of Britain will be indicted for crimes against humanity.
Ali Abbas survived but his entire family were burnt by the Americans
The list of charges is long and not confined to the many alleged crimes in Iraq. Mr Blair's whereabouts are uncertain; he has been sighted occasionally in occupied East Jerusalem where he is acting as â€œpeaceâ€ envoy for the â€œQuartetâ€.
Read more: Waiting the Trial Date: Anthony Charles Lynton Blair and his Crimes Against Conscience
Most recently, he has been facilitating industrial zones for the
employment of Palestinians and for the removal of a few of the over 500
Israeli Occupation Force roadblocks.
Created on Friday, 16 May 2008 20:46
Written by Mickey Z
Hunters and Soldiers: Brothers in Arms
by Mickey Z.
Thanks to the Associated Press (AP), I recently learned about an innovative new method in psychological therapy: killing.
Thanks to the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), wounded American soldiers are now attempting to â€œrecoverâ€ from their violent trauma by, well, imposing violent trauma onto defenseless animals.
Read more: Hunters and Soldiers: Broken Brothers in Arms
"The PVA learned many years ago that participating in sporting events helped restore self-confidence and that â€˜can do' attitude to someone who has received a catastrophic injury,â€ said Bill Kokendoffer, president of the Mid-America Chapter of PVA. "We older injured, like myself, try to show the newly injured that life is not over after an injury, just changed.â€
Created on Friday, 16 May 2008 20:15
Written by Roger Shuler
Caught on Tape! Corrupt Alabama Republicans
by Roger Shuler
e've shown you the video of my house being unlawfully "auctioned"
on the courthouse steps Monday in Columbiana, Alabama. We also have explained that Bill Swatek, the attorney behind this little charade has direct ties to the Bush White House
Now let's bring the law into a little clearer focus, to illustrate just how corrupt this piece of "GOP Masterpiece Theater" truly is.
Have Republicans, or Democrats for that matter, ever been caught on camera in a more blatantly unlawful act than this one? I can't think of another similar example. For those of us who care about the actual law, what does it say about the process that leads up to a sheriff's sale?
Read more: No Sweet Home in Alabama: Republican Corruption Caught on Tape
Created on Thursday, 15 May 2008 22:36
Written by Tom Engelhardt
15 Numbers That Add Up to an Age of Insecurity
by Tom Engelhardt
nce upon a time, I studied the Chinese martial art of Tai Chi -- until, that is, I realized I would never locate my "chi." At that point, I threw in the towel and took up Western exercise.
Read more: Kiss American Security Goodbye
Still, the principle behind Tai Chi stayed with me -- that you could multiply the force of an act by giving way before the force of others; that a smaller person could use the strength of a bigger one against him.
Now, jump to September 11, 2001 and its aftermath -- and you know the Tai Chi version of history from there. Think of it as a grim cosmic joke -- that the 9/11 attacks, as apocalyptic as they looked, were anything but.
Created on Thursday, 15 May 2008 21:45
Written by Scott Horton
Six Questions for Sidney Blumenthal, Author of The Strange Death of Republican America
by Scott Horton
idney Blumenthal has written for The New Republic, the Washington Post, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, and most recently served as Washington editor to Salon.com and as a contributor to The Guardian. He is one of Americaâ€™s foremost political commentators, and also has a noteworthy track-record of political engagement. He served as an assistant and senior advisor to President Bill Clinton and is currently a senior advisor to Hillary Clinton. He was also executive producer for the Oscar Award-winning documentary Taxi to the Dark Side. Blumenthal has just published a collection of essays entitled The Strange Death of Republican America.
I put six questions to him on the subject of his current book.
Read more: The Strange Death of Republican America