Posts tagged with ‘violence’

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What Happened to Canada?

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What Happened to Canada? Chris Hedges What happened to Canada? It used to be the country we would flee to if life in the United States became unpalatable. No nuclear weapons. No huge military-industrial complex. Universal health care. Funding for the arts. A good record on the environment. But that was the old Canada. I […]

Protesters in capital pledge to stay despite ban

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Protesters in capital pledge to stay despite ban Lily Kuo and Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Defiant anti-Wall Street protesters in Washington vowed to remain peacefully entrenched in two parks near the White House on Monday despite a police order to stop camping on federal land, raising the specter of possible confrontation. The U.S. National […]

LA Police Department Conducts Joint Exercises with the Military

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LA Police Department Conducts Joint Exercises with the Military Dan Bacher The LA Police Department, known for its brutality and corruption over the years, and the U.S. military conducted joint “tactical exercises” in downtown LA this week. One Black Hawk, a helicopter that has served in combat in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan and […]

The People vs The United States

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The People vs The United States Archie Kennedy The United Nations is empowered, under Article 1 of its Charter, to: “maintain international peace and security”, to “develop friendly relations among nations”, “to achieve international co-operation”, and “to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends.” Article 2 […]

The Afghan Dust is Settling

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The Afghan Dust is Settling A Sourcebook on Media Censorship in America Book Review of Project Censored’s Censored 2012 Dr. Paul W. Rea Even more than its predecessors, Censored 2012 makes for highly engaging and informative reading. This collection is a well mixed bag containing much that we need to know but typically don’t. Scarcely […]

Stop Warmongering in the Middle East

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Stop Warmongering in the Middle East Richard Falk The public discussion in the West addressing Iran’s nuclear program has mainly relied on threat diplomacy, articulated most clearly by Israeli officials, but enjoying the strong direct and indirect backing of Washington and leading Gulf states.  Israel has also engaged in covert warfare against Iran in recent […]

A Fitting Symbol of the American Empire

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A Fitting Symbol of the American Empire Sheldon Richman The image of four U.S. marines urinating on the corpses of Afghan fighters is a fitting symbol of American intervention in Central Asia and the Middle East. That picture will live forever in the memories of people in the region, along with the pictures from Iraq’s […]

Honduras: Lawyer Gunned Down After Reporting Police Abuses to Media

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Honduras: Lawyer Gunned Down After Reporting Police Abuses To Media Reporters Without Borders The lawyer Ricardo Rosales was murdered two days ago, three days after he was quoted in the newspaper Diario Tiempo as accusing police officers in the northern town of Tela of serious human rights violations. Rosales (on the right of the picture) […]

2012: The Dawning of a People’s Global Movement, March and Computerized Resistance

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2012:  The Dawning of a People’s Global Movement, March and Computerized Resistance Dr Rachael Rudolph Hands outstretched and faces lifted to the sky, the young look upward as the rivulets of rain pierce their flesh.  A mother yells to come inside, before they catch their death. Death is not something that crosses the mind in […]

IOA interview with Haneen Zoabi: Challenge Zionism; demand equality and co-existence

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IOA interview with Haneen Zoabi: Challenge Zionism; demand equality and co-existence Jonathan Cook The Israeli Occupation Archive – 14 Jan 2012 Haneen Zoabi is a Palestinian member of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.  A member of the Balad party (the National Democratic Assembly), she has served as a Member of Knesset (MK) since 2009. Zoabi is […]

A.I.P.A.C.

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A.I.P.A.C. Persuading Americans to break the law? Clive Hambidge Habituation writes James Austin M.D “means that repeated stimuli yield a decreasing response.” Conversely and importantly he goes on, “Sensitization implies that responses increase when stronger stimuli are repeated.” For in this understanding, “we are addressing the basis of the freshness of vision of the artist […]

Afghan solutions for Afghan women

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Afghan solutions for Afghan women Lael A. Mohib Audiences around the world were horrified to see the image of Bibi Aisha, a young Afghan girl whose nose had been cut off by her husband and his family, on the cover of an August 2010 issue of TIME Magazine. Western media outlets largely attributed Aisha’s case […]

Truth about Syria: Crazy Men in Grey Suits

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Truth about Syria: Crazy Men in Grey Suits The west is on the hunt for another war in the Middle East. Jeremy Salt January 13, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — –  In his speech to university students this week, Bashar al Assad spoke of a conspiracy against Syria. Use another word if you like, but […]

It’s ALL a God Thing

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It’s ALL a God Thing Eileen Fleming Over the last few days, Dorothy Day has come up in many conversations with local people as well as Internet connections. Coming soon is my book review of ALL IS GRACE, A Biography of Dorothy Day, by Jim Forest who knew her as a friend and mentor. On […]

Marwan Barghouti: Prisoner of Conscience

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Marwan Barghouti: Prisoner of Conscience Stephen Lendman From March 29 – May 3, 2002, during the second Intifada, Israel conducted Operation Defensive Shield. Before Cast Lead, it was its largest military operation since June 1967 when Israel occupied Palestine. On September 23, 2001, a warrant was issued for Barghouti’s arrest. On April 14, 2002, he […]