Created on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 17:36
Written by Paul Craig Roberts
War With Russia Is On The Agenda
by Paul Craig Roberts
Thinking about the massive failure of the US media to report truthfully is sobering. The United States, bristling with nuclear weapons and pursuing a policy of world hegemony, has a population that is kept in the dark--indeed brainwashed--about the most important and most dangerous events of our time.
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The power of the Israel Lobby is an important component of keeping Americans in the dark. Recently I watched a documentary that demonstrates the control that the Israel Lobby exercises over Americansâ€™ view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The documentary is available here
Created on Tuesday, 26 August 2008 08:21
Caging the Dream: Dems Wrap Freedom in Razor Wire
by Chris Floyd
Here's an historic speech by a noted African-American leader on August 28, 1963: I
have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the
true meaning of its creed:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all men are created equal."
....This is our hope. This is
the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be
able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this
faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation
into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be
able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to
jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will
be free one day.
This will be the day when all of God's children will be
able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land
of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the
pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."
if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let
freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom
ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the
heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
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Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
Created on Tuesday, 26 August 2008 08:05
Written by Bill Quigley
Read more: Orleans Three Years Later
Katrina Pain Index: New Orleans Three Years Later
by Bill Quigley
Number of renters in Louisiana who have received financial assistance
from the $10 billion federal post-Katrina rebuilding program Road Home
Community Development Block Grant â€” compared to 116,708 homeowners.
Number of apartments currently being built to replace the 963 public
housing apartments formerly occupied and now demolished at the St.
Bernard Housing Development.
0. Amount of data available to
evaluate performance of publicly financed privately run charter schools
in New Orleans in 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 school years.
Percentage of the rental homes that were supposed to be repaired and
occupied by August 2008 which were actually completed and occupied â€” a
total of 82 finished out of 10,000 projected.
Created on Tuesday, 26 August 2008 07:39
Written by Press Release
Read more: Caravan to End Canadian Involvement in Torture
Join the Fall 2008 ,Caravan to End Canadian Involvement in Torture Southwestern Ontario, October 17-22, 2008
by Homes Not Bombs
oin a nonviolent community on wheels for part or all of our journey as we travel through dozens of communities in a large triangular area (Toronto to Kitchener-Waterloo to London, then through Tillsonburg, Simcoe and Welland, up through Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Hamilton and Mississauga) October 17-22.
The Caravan intends to expose and challenge the many ways in which the Canadian government is increasingly involved, both directly and indirectly, in policies and practices that result in the torture of human beings. While it is possible that a federal election may be underway during our caravan, we see this as a good opportunity to challenge all parties to commit to ending ALL forms of Canadian complicity in torture.
Created on Monday, 25 August 2008 09:06
Written by Mike Whitney
Nuclear Chicken in Poland: Putin Can't Afford to Back Down
by Mike Whitney
If the Bush administration proceeds with its plan to deploy its Missile Defense System in Poland, Russian Prime Minister Putin will be forced to remove it militarily. He has no other option. The proposed system integrates the the entire US nuclear arsenal into one operational-unit a mere 115 miles from the Russian border.
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It's no different than Khrushchev's plan to deploy nuclear missiles in Cuba in the 1960s.
Created on Monday, 25 August 2008 07:33
Written by Jack Random
YOU MUST BE HIGH: Popular Myths in the Presidential Race
by Jack Random
friend of mine keeps me honest when, in my passion for politics, I go over the top in criticism of candidates or praise for independent allies. He listens to my point of view, rolls it over in his mind, and pronounces his conclusion: You must be high!
In general, I am compelled to reconsider my analysis.
In my observations of the unfolding race for the White House, I am often reminded of my friendâ€™s pronouncement. If you think Barack Obama is a closet Muslim with a secret plan to destroy America from within, you must be high. If you believe Obama is the most liberal member of the United States Senate you must be high.
Wherever he ranks on the liberal scale, it is behind Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, John Kerry and Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, Barbara Boxer of California and fair trade champion Sherrod Brown of Ohio.
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