Posts tagged with ‘wars’

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Profiting From The Pentagon – OpEd

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Profiting From The Pentagon – OpEd Donald Kaul Washington’s talking about cutting the military budget. Whoopee. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta recently revealed plans to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from the Pentagon’s budget in the next decade, with possibly more reductions on the way. We’re going to have fewer soldiers, fewer warplanes and ships, […]

Israelis Should be Afraid of Their Leaders, not Iran

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Israelis Should be Afraid of Their Leaders, not Iran Gideon Levy For far too long now Israel has been headed by heroes, the kind who don’t hesitate to take the country on yet another dangerous, purposeless adventure. We must tell them now, loudly: We are a-f-r-ai-d. February 07, 2012 “Haaretz” – – Some of the […]

Why a Regional Model for Israel/Palestine Is Viable and Just

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Why a Regional Model for Israel/Palestine Is Viable and Just David Zlutnick Rachel Havrelock is a scholar of the Hebrew Bible and its historical interpretation. She is an associate professor of Jewish studies and English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the author of three books and the writer/director of the play “From Tel […]

Military Attorney Was Accused of “Smuggling” Anti-Guantanamo Literature to Detainee

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Military Attorney Was Accused of “Smuggling” Anti-Guantanamo Literature to Detainee Jason Leopold Military attorney says false allegation preceded Guantanamo commander’s recent order authorizing a team of Pentagon contractors to reveiw privileged, attorney-client communications. But was the claim leveled to justify the new policy? Early last month, Air Force Capt. Michael Schwartz was summoned into the […]

In Iranian media, activist lauds Charlottesville’s anti-war resolution

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In Iranian media, activist lauds Charlottesville’s anti-war resolution Ted Strong The day after the Charlottesville City Council passed a resolution calling on the federal government to end all its wars and avoid starting a new one with Iran, the move has drawn attention from abroad. One arm of Iran’s state-owned media, PressTV, is reporting the […]

Monopoly Media Manipulation

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Monopoly Media Manipulation Michael Parenti In a capitalist “democracy” like the United States, the corporate news media faithfully reflect the dominant class ideology both in their reportage and commentary. At the same time, these media leave the impression that they are free and independent, capable of balanced coverage and objective commentary. How they achieve these […]

American Decline: Causes and Consequences

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American Decline: Causes and Consequences Noam Chomsky In the 2011 summer issue of the journal of the American Academy of Political Science, we read that it is “a common theme” that the United States, which “only a few years ago was hailed to stride the world as a colossus with unparalleled power and unmatched appeal […]

Global Discontent beckoning the Global Street

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Global Discontent beckoning the Global Street Dr Rachael Rudolph Fires blazing and people are rising, with discontent abound. Wars waging and conflicts are on going, with people dying and states attempting to reassert their control over this period of uncertainty. Where are we heading? Hunger, homelessness and poverty are common ills afflicting societies around the […]