War & Peace
Dave Lindorff | Guess who’s coming to dinner? The President of the United States. But for the U.S. media, this peculiar party crashing by President Bush was a Big Moment, not an embarrassment.
Patrick Martin | President Bush’s trip to Baghdad Tuesday has been hailed by the American media and official Washington as something of a political masterstroke. In fact, the sudden trip, conducted in secrecy even from the Iraqi government that holds nominal sovereignty in the US-occupied country, was a demonstration of both the dire state of affairs in Iraq and the political isolation and disorientation of the Bush administration.
ENOUGH | "Israel has dismissed continuing calls for an independent international inquiry" more... 0 Comments
Fred Bergen | Only the working class is positioned to end the Iraq war. The reserve of opposition ot the war and willingness to fight it is growing, not weakening. The cynical reformists who count the declining numbers trend at their rallies and marches are only measuring the last gasps of the initial protest strategy, that oriented to the middle class and the Democratic party. The majority of workers in the US who are fed up with the war are looking for a way to end it, not Saturday afternoon speeches about how horrible the war is. more... 7 Comments
Tom Good | New York, NY - George W. Bush is speaking at the 2006 commencement at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY on the morning of June 19. Join Students for a Democratic Society and friends in confronting Bush's criminal acts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The recent revelations of atrocities in Haditha and Ishaqi and elsewhere clearly reveal the barbarity of the US Government's actions. In an effort to end the US war crimes, stop the use of torture and eliminate "pre-emptive" invasions, SDS New York City is calling for a nonviolent protest at the Vickery (Main) Gate of the USMMA at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 19, 2006. more... 9 Comments
finn | It’s not difficult to arrive at an accurate assessment of the present Oz leadership, the government of John Howard. Love Howard or not, he has the local population eating his lies like it was manna from heaven. Howard’s treasurer recently announced that the Oz government was out of debt, in view of a national foreign debt of $493 billion, the highest ever recorded by an astronomical ‘mile’, the announcement of no government debt becomes meaningless double-talk. But which figure does the public prefer to embrace? The lie of course, it’s far more comforting – the media’s emphasis on the treasurer’s remarks at the expense of the horrendous crippling debt is not unintentional. more... 0 Comments
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socialism conference | MILLIONS OF PEOPLE felt their power in the streets on May Day 2006, when immigrants and their supporters shut down businesses and staged massive protests across the U.S. and South of the border.
franklin | Concerning Faithless Electors and Voter Turnout more... 0 Comments
Dave Lindorff | Could it be the U.S. didn’t want him to talk about what he knew about the U.S. in Iraq and about the U.S. role in creating him.
samuel.s | Who did not hear the cheering and clapping of the Baghdad media pool when it was told U.S. bombs had killed elusive ‘terrorist’ Abu Musab al-Zarqawi?
John Tarleton | Thirty-seven antiwar activists were arrested and dozens more were pepper sprayed, tazered and shot at with rubber bullets outside the Port of Olympia, Washington during 10 days of demonstrations at the end of May that sought to disrupt the shipment of Stryker urban combat vehicles (see sidebar) to Iraq. The protests marked the first time that Americans have tried to block the shipment of war materials since April 2003.
A.K. Gupta | The incident at Haditha – where U.S. Marines killed 24 civilians in “cold blood” – is only a story because the Pentagon says it’s a story. The accused marines had the misfortune of going on a killing spree on the doorstep of a local journalist, Taher Thabet, who filmed the aftermath the next day at the victims’ homes as well as the local morgue.
Kristen Ess | The economic blockade against Palestinians is also affecting human rights organizations and NGOs in general. I talked with the Palestinian Prisoner Society’s General Director of Media in the West Bank, Basim Sbeih, about the situation. “We have 30 lawyers working on representing the prisoners in Israeli jails. However, the funding stopped, including the payroll for the lawyers working with us.
Kristen Ess | BETHLEHEM, OCCUPIED WEST BANK—The latest U.N. report says the international aid embargo that is driving the Palestinian Authority to collapse is also creating a humanitarian disaster. The PA needs $165 million just to pay 60 percent of its employees’ salaries. What little economic activity is left in the West Bank and Gaza today is mostly generated by government workers’ wages.
Win Animal Rights | Where: Central Park West and 88th Street (look by benches)
LARRY EVEREST | For the first time in over 25 years the U.S. government has agreed to negotiate directly with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The talks would also include Britain, France, and Germany and would focus on Iran’s purported nuclear weapons program; the U.S. will participate only if Iran first halts its uranium enrichment program.
Murdock Todd Cote (Doc) | oped more... 0 Comments
Jack A. Smith | Washington has just moved a step closer to war with Iran — but it still looks doubtful. more... 0 Comments
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