Posts tagged with ‘America’

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Questions of Power and Slavery

by FG

Questions of Power and Slavery Clive Hambidge There are many spiders spinning webs of corruption. But the main supporter of this corruption has the stars and stripes on its thorax. And it will be on that and the American Constitution which I will focus on this evening.   Nothing is so corrupt and corrupting as […]

Framing the Boundaries of the American Perception

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Framing the Boundaries of the American Perception of Terrorism and the Entrance of Islam in the Image Dr Rachael M. Rudolph The anti-Islam film has sparked outrage around the world, leading from nonviolent to violent protest.  Condemnation from state to non-state actors can be heard over the film.  Anger in some places has led to […]

The American Manifest Destiny

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The American Manifest Destiny Clive Hambidge Killing from afar Americans and their European poodles coiffeured red white and blue in American power salons  are unlawfully targeting, and killing from afar, suspected militants  innocent bystanders, and helpers, labelled “collateral damage,” whilst avoiding more politically toxic body bags containing  returning American “heroes” to military bases and more […]

The Twinning

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The Twinning Clive Hambidge Palestinian Children in Israeli military detention   Here in South Tottenham (London), attending a Twinning Conference organised excellently and robustly by Haringey Justice for Palestinians[1], a creative branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, I am just recovering from the icy cold outside, in possession of a brimming coffee and in the […]

Whose Corporations? Our Corporations!

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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%. Corporations are not working for the 99 percent. But this wasn’t always the case. In a special five-part AlterNet series, William Lazonick, professor at […]

Occupy Takes Aim at ALEC Today in 70 US Cities

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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 central grievance: […]

Liberal Democrat leader acted ‘hastily and ill-advisedly’ says peer punished for saying Israel ‘would not be there forever’

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Liberal Democrat leader acted ‘hastily and ill-advisedly’ says peer punished for saying Israel ‘would not be there forever’ Liberal Democrat peer Lady Tonge has expressed disappointment that party leader Nick Clegg “very hastily and ill-advisedly” disowned her after she said Israel “would not be there forever”. Tonge, a former Lib Dem MP, was forced to […]

The Ghost and the Machine: Drone Warfare and Accountability

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The Ghost and the Machine: Drone Warfare and Accountability Kathy Kelly and Afghan Youth Peace Fazillah, age 25, lives in Maidan Shar, the central city of Afghanistan’s Wardak province.  She married about six years ago, and gave birth to a son, Aymal, who just turned five without a father. Fazillah tells her son, Aymal, that […]

AIPAC and the Push Toward War

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AIPAC and the Push Toward War Robert Wright The Atlantic” —  Late last week, amid little fanfare, Senators Joseph Lieberman, Lindsey Graham, and Robert Casey introduced a resolution that would move America further down the path toward war with Iran. The good news is that the resolution hasn’t been universally embraced in the Senate. As […]

Ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous

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Ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous Medea Benjamin The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is one of the most powerful lobby organizations in the country. AIPAC’s clout helps fuel a never-ending cycle of violence in the Middle East. Here are ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous. 1. AIPAC is lobbying Congress to […]

Noam Chomsky: The Decline of American Empire (Part 2)

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Noam Chomsky: The Decline of American Empire (Part 2) The principles of imperial domination have undergone little change, but the capacity to implement them has markedly declined. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com here. The following article is part 2 of Noam Chomsky’s series on […]

Noam Chomsky: America’s Decline Is Real — and Increasingly Self-Inflicted

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[part 1] Noam Chomsky: America’s Decline Is Real — and Increasingly Self-Inflicted Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch.com Significant anniversaries are solemnly commemorated — Japan’s attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, for example.  Others are ignored, and we can often learn valuable lessons from them about what is likely to lie ahead.  Right now, in […]

Transformational Politics

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Transformational Politics Awakening an American Society and the Global Community Be Part of the Evolution Clive Hambidge “Julian Assange” said Noam Chomsky “should be congratulated for  carrying out the responsibilities of a citizen in democratic societies, where the population should be aware of what their selected representatives are doing and planning.” Assange is perhaps to pay […]

Profit Driven Prison Industrial Complex – The Economics of Incarceration in the USA

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Profit Driven Prison Industrial Complex – The Economics of Incarceration in the USA Nile Bowie Profit Driven Prison Industrial Complex: The Economics of Incarceration in the USA. For every 100,000 Americans, 743 citizens sit behind bars For anyone paying attention, there is no shortage of issues that fundamentally challenge the underpinning moral infrastructure of American […]