This Can't Be Happening
Sites of Interest
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A Tiny Revolution
William Blum/Killing Hope
The Distant Ocean
Welcome to the Sideshow
Mark Crispin Miller
Crooks and Liars
Black Agenda Report
The Raw Story
Iraq Vets Against the War
Blues and Dreams
Bright Terrible Spirit
(No data at the moment about how many Americans believe polls about what Americans believe.)
Both the danger -- and its ethnic character -- were brought home to me very personally in a single moment on a recent trip to South Sudan as I tried to tell myself that the two-year-old Dinka boy pointing a pistol at my chest meant no harm. But the pearl-handled automatic looked real enough. "Khawaja," he said. (Dinka for "white person.")
It seems we Americans as a people are much given to personal indignation, if not national action, excepting perhaps aerial bombing and mass surveillance. But the poor of these Caribbean villages struggling for merest daily sustenance â€” the money for which is so often doled out by a well-scrubbed white hand much like my own â€” cannot afford open indignation much less "class struggle."
In this excellent book Klein exposes how catastrophic events become extremely profitable for corporations while enabling governments to further an agenda of "disaster capitalism".
Hoyer's other title is House Majority Leader, but he cuts deals as if he were in something worse than a minority, trading what everybody wants away in order to obtain what nobody has any use for.
But before the Brits close the door behind them, someone else wants to leave too: the United States Marines, America's answer to ancient Greece's Spartan warriors.
Myriad pathways of destiny had interwoven and opened to channel me now into this most wondrous whelm of wilderness, - to explore at the speed of the world, the storm-battered archipelagos of Heiltsuk territory, (for which I had permission), and to explore an unknown aspect of my being as well.
That ability to twist reality has been a major focus of our reporting at Consortiumnews. com over the years [See, for instance, â€œAl Gore v. the Mediaâ€ or â€œProtecting Bush/Cheney.â€] Much of this work is reprised in our new book, Neck Deep.
In a sweeping indictment of the four-year effort in Iraq, the former top American commander called the Bush Administrationâ€™s handling of the war incompetent and warned that the United States was â€œliving a nightmare with no end in sight.â€