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Questions of Power and Slavery

Questions of Power and Slavery

Clive Hambidge

“If it’s a neurotic superpower you’re looking for, then America’s your one”
Robert Kagen

“In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” . All governments encroach, creep into… Continue reading


Israeli Supreme Court Strikes Down Tax Benefits Law for Excluding Arab Towns

Israeli Supreme Court Strikes Down Tax Benefits Law for Excluding Arab Towns
Adalah
(Haifa, Israel) Last night, 22 May 2012, the Israeli Supreme Court issued a judgment accepting eight separate petitions filed in 2005 by local municipal authorities, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and Adalah, demanding the end

The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike: Traveling below the Western Radar

The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike: Traveling below the Western Radar

Richard Falk

Can anyone doubt that if there were more than 1300 hunger strikers in any country in the world other than Palestine, the media in the West would be obsessed with the story?  It would be featured day after day, and reported on… Continue reading


One state solution featured on NPR and in Carter ‘IHT’ Op-Ed

One state solution featured on NPR and in Carter ‘IHT’ Op-Ed

Adam Horowitz

As the possibility of a two-state solution fades into the horizon (cue the flatline), the discussion of alternatives continues to expand. Building off last month’s One State conference at Harvard, NPR‘s Morning Edition featured a story… Continue reading


Israel bars Gunter Grass from entry under law barring former Nazis

Israel bars Gunter Grass from entry under law barring former Nazis

Philip Weiss

The latest in the Gunter Grass story. Sydney Morning Herald

Israel’s Interior Minister has barred the German author Gunter Grass from entering the country because of a poem that accuses Israel of being a threat to world peace… Continue reading


Whose Corporations? Our Corporations!

Whose Corporations? Our Corporations!

Ken Jacobson

The idea that corporations are obligated only to shareholders is a dangerous fad. Law and precedent say they owe a strong duty to the 99%.

Photo Credit: AlterNet

Photo Credit: AlterNet

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Occupy Takes Aim at ALEC Today in 70 US Cities

Occupy Takes Aim at ALEC Today in 70 US Cities

Yana Kunichoff

The Occupy movement, since its inception in September 2011, has been against corporate greed. And in 70 cities across the country, it’s found one target that best shows the rampant corporate control of our judicial system that Occupiers see as a… Continue reading


Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It

“Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It.” [Book]

If you believe corporate personhood is a threat to democracy, then “Corporations Are Not People” is a must-read book. (Truthout also strongly recommends Thom Hartmann’s “Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became People — and


President Obama and His Key Advisors are a Gang of War Criminals

President Obama and His key Advisors are a Gang of War Criminals

Dave Lindorff

February 29, 2012 “Information Clearing House” —- If a bunch of street toughs decided to gang up and beat the crap


US Congress passes authoritarian anti-protest law

US Congress passes authoritarian anti-protest law

Tom Carter

A bill passed Monday in the US Congress and Thursday in the Senate would make it a felony—a serious criminal offense punishable by lengthy terms of incarceration—to participate in many forms of protest associated with the Occupy Wall Street protests of last year. Several commentators… Continue reading


How to Leave Guantánamo: Via a Plea Deal, or In A Coffin

How to Leave Guantánamo:
By Means of a Plea Deal or In A Coffin

Andy Worthington

Guantánamo briefly emerged from the shadows on Wednesday, February 29, when Majid Khan, a Pakistani national described as one of 14 “high-value detainees” when he arrived at Guantánamo in September 2006, after three and a half


Corporate Immunity Looks Likely: Supreme Court Seems Ready To Side With Shell In Human Rights Suit (Update)

Corporate Immunity Looks Likely: Supreme Court Seems Ready To Side With Shell In Human Rights Suit (Update)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning appeared divided along party lines, with a conservative majority ready to hold that corporations cannot be held accountable in federal courts for international human rights violations… Continue reading


NDAA Nullification Passes Virginia Senate by a Veto-Proof 39-1 Vote

NDAA Nullification Passes Virginia Senate by a Veto-Proof 39-1 Vote

Michael Boldin

Today, the Virginia Senate took a firm stand in support of liberty, the Constitution for the United States, and the Constitution of Virginia by voting in favor of House Bill 1160 (HB1160), the “NDAA Nullification Act.”

The final vote… Continue reading


The Assange Case Means That We Are All Suspects Now

The Assange Case Means That We Are All Suspects Now

John Pilger

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange talks to demonstrators while leaving a court appearance for a verdict on an extradition request in London, February 24, 2011.

This week’s Supreme Court hearing in the Julian Assange case has profound meaning for the preservation of… Continue reading


U.S. military developed self-guided bullet can travel over a mile and change direction before it snags its target

U.S. military developed self-guided bullet can travel over a mile and change direction before it snags its target

Amir Iliaifar

With the ongoing advancements in modern technology it should come as no surprise that military agencies, in this case the United States military, are seeking to apply new technologies to the battlefield. Since… Continue reading