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Archive for August, 2010 :


Women “Politicals” (Not) in the News
August 31st, 2010

Many political prisoners have been, and continue to be, women. Femaleness does not protect a woman from being considered an enemy of the state, in fact, as “unnatural” women, perhaps the opposite.


Federal Agents Open Inquiry Into Shoot Order for Looters
August 31st, 2010

Federal agents are looking into allegations that high-ranking New Orleans police commanders gave orders after Hurricane Katrina authorizing officers to shoot looters.


The Pentagon Plan to Create Remorseless “Warfighters”
August 31st, 2010

Penny Coleman at Alternet.com gives us a look at a new program designed to dull the moral sensibilities of American soldiers in combat on the imperial frontiers.


The Politics of Terror as the Business of Terror
August 31st, 2010

The politics of terror are the greatest covert operation ever.


Media Didn’t Buy Petraeus Command’s Story of Low Taliban Morale
August 31st, 2010

In an effort to introduce a story of “progress” into media coverage, Gen. David Petraeus’s command claimed last week that the Taliban is suffering from reduced morale in Marjah and elsewhere.


Science Won’t Shake Alberta’s Govt — But Tourist Boycotts Might
August 31st, 2010

Alberta has only three instinctive responses to bad news from scientists about oil extraction from the Athabasca tar sands: deny, deny and deny.


“Sensitivity”: The New Islamophobia
August 31st, 2010

It is hard not to conclude that, as Alex Pareene has recently put it, for many Americans, “Muslim” has come to mean “someone they dislike.”


Hollywood Hit Squad?
August 31st, 2010

A Hollywood screenwriter’s strange disappearance and “death” is linked to his covert work on a Hollywood feature movie script about American CIA and NSA covert intelligence operations in Panama.


Zombies Defended the Right to Free Speech
August 31st, 2010

The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the rights of free speech and peaceable assembly — all it took was seven zombies and a simulated weapon of mass destruction.


FBI Sued for Information on Surveillance of Bay Area Muslims
August 30th, 2010

Three groups filed a federal freedom of information lawsuit for the release of Federal Bureau of Investigation records regarding the surveillance of Muslim communities and schools in Northern California.


Mossad in America
August 30th, 2010

Israeli intelligence steps up its activity in the U.S. — and gets away with it. Israeli government claims that it does not spy on the United States are intended for the media and popular consumption.


Death of the First Amendment
August 30th, 2010

The US government is shutting down the First Amendment and turning criticism of the government into an act of “domestic extremism,” a capital crime punishable by execution, just as it was in Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia.


Native Women Disappeared in Canada
August 30th, 2010

Hundreds of native women in Canada have vanished without a trace.


Nevada Public Salaries Outrageous
August 28th, 2010

Nevada is just one of the states corrupt as hell and the outrageous salaries paid to ‘public servents’ proves it.


Obama’s US Assassination Program
August 27th, 2010

Not satisfied with the body count of foreigners, Obama has his sights set on killing Americans.


CIA: What If Foreigners See the US as an ’Exporter of Terrorism’?
August 27th, 2010

This CIA ”Red Cell” report from February 2, 2010, looks at what will happen if it is internationally understood that the United States is an exporter of terrorism.


Facebook “Friending” Lands Activist Rod Coronado in Prison
August 27th, 2010

Animal rights and environmental activist Rod Coronado finds himself in federal prison for becoming a “friend” with part-time Missoula resident and Earth First! co-founder Mike Roselle on Facebook.


Van-mounted Body Scanners Coming To a Street Near You?
August 27th, 2010

The full-body scanners maker, American Science & Engineering, says its largest customer by far is the US military. Civil libertarians worry the technology could be used to violate people’s privacy without legal justification.


Post-Apocalyptic Predictive Programming For The Whole Family
August 27th, 2010

Discovery Channel’s apocalyptic reality TV show, The Colony, might be the most dire sign yet for where our civilization is headed. It is the latest in a long-standing history of predictive programming from Hollywood.


The Billionaire Brothers Who are Waging a War Against Obama
August 27th, 2010

David H. Koch, and his brother Charles, are lifelong libertarians and have quietly given more than a hundred million dollars to right-wing causes.


Socialism Brings Education to Nicaragua
August 26th, 2010

Nicaragua’s new government has made huge strides to eliminate illiteracy.


This Is Why There Are No Jobs In America
August 26th, 2010

Porter Stansberry has a business proposition. One that is designed after the government’s own business plan. And the idiots in Washington wonder why there are no new jobs.


The Mother of All Scandals
August 26th, 2010

For two years, the FBI has suspected AIPAC of spying for a foreign country, and has been reshaping the US Congress for the benefit of a foreign government. And THAT is the mother of all scandals.


Israeli President: Iran Threatens to Use Nuclear Weapons
August 26th, 2010

Israel’s President Shimon Peres tells IAEA Iran poses a danger to Israel.


Time for Super Taxes for the Super Rich?
August 26th, 2010

The super-rich are very different than you and me, except that is when it comes to tax rates.


Are ‘Anchor Babies’ a Widespread Problem?
August 26th, 2010

A new U.S. study finding that 1 child in 15 has an illegal-immigrant parent as of 2008 has helped stoke the heated national controversy around illegal immigration.


How 1997 Ruling Might Thwart Prop. 8 Appeal
August 26th, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court said in 1997 that it had “grave doubts” that the sponsors of a ballot measure had the right to defend the law in federal court. This could determine the future of same-sex marriage in California.


Cops Can Legally Track You With Warrantless GPS
August 25th, 2010

While the Feds have been illegally tracking people by their cell-phone GPS cops can now legally put a GPS on your car without a warrant in 8 western states.


U.S. Military Contractors Terrorist Mafias?
August 23rd, 2010

Afghan President Karzai has stated the obvious but does he really want change?


For Whom The Bell Tolls
August 23rd, 2010

Bell, California is a good example of the rampant waste, theft and corruption in many U.S. govt. agencies.


Five Myths About the Iraq Troop Withdrawal
August 23rd, 2010

Kenneth M. Pollack enumerates five points why we shouldn’t believe that the US is really pulling out of Iraq.


The Laureate and the Leaker
August 23rd, 2010

Here it comes: with the bizarre “rape-no rape” charges against Julian Assange, the War Machine’s assault against Wikileaks has now begun in earnest.


22 Cities in Danger of a Double-Dip Recession
August 23rd, 2010

The chance of a national double-dip recession is hotly debated amid an increasing number of signs that the economic recovery is losing pace, but the risk is particularly troublesome on a local level.


Bolivian Women Build Leadership Skills
August 22nd, 2010

In the northeastern Bolivian department (province) of Beni, a region of wetlands, savannah and jungle where three-quarters of the population lives in poverty, indigenous women are building a new kind of leadership to help develop their communities.


The Iraq Debacle: The Legacy of 7 Years of War
August 22nd, 2010

America’s continued occupation of Iraq is illegal, immoral and must end now.


Colombia’s Abu Ghraib
August 17th, 2010

America’s torture center in Colombia is called La Tramacúa and there they specialize in the torture and murder of anyone who resists the evil empire or who might think about doing so.


The Most Terrifying of All Battles
August 17th, 2010

Arthur Silber makes a follow-up to what he says as an entirely false controversy about the “Ground Zero mosque,” and of the bigotry that is the source of opposition to the “mosque.”


South Americans Seek Food Sustainability
August 15th, 2010

Small-scale agriculture based on the principles of solidarity and cooperation is the only way to guarantee food sovereignty in Latin America, said peasant and indigenous activists meeting in the Paraguayan capital this week.


Obama Wants to Spy on YOU!
August 13th, 2010

The Feds are seeking authority from Congress to force internet service providers (ISPs) to turn over records of individual’s internet activity without any court oversight, another gross violation of the U.S. Constitution.


Feds Block BP Oil Disaster Science
August 13th, 2010

Obama’s goons are working hand-in-hand with BP to keep the true scope of the disaster secret.


New York’s Rebatable Bailout
August 12th, 2010

Wall Street banksters looted and drained trillions of dollars of American’s savings and were then given trillions as a reward.


US Approves More Funding for Mexico Fascism
August 12th, 2010

The US will contribute an additional $175 million to wage war on democracy in Mexico.


Costa Rica Resists US Military Takeover
August 12th, 2010

Free of military oppression for 60 years, Costa Rica is trying to not come under occupation by the US military.


The ISP Who Fought the FBI
August 12th, 2010

A New York Internet Service Provider dared to stand up to the FBI and its unconstitutional ‘security letters’.


Iraq Reconstruction Mostly Non-Existent
August 11th, 2010

The US has spent nearly a trillion dollars to destroy and supposedly rebuild Iraq. Yet, very little reconstruction work was ever completed. Where did all the money go?


Gibbs Says Leftwing Critics of Obama ‘Ought To Be Drug Tested’
August 11th, 2010

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says Obama’s critics on the left are ‘crazy’ – and then tries to apologise.


Eyes on the Skies Over Iran’s Reactor
August 11th, 2010

If Russia and China join the fray on the side of Iran, things are really apt to go to hell and quickly.


Fears of Al–Qaida Return in Iraq as US–Backed Fighters Defect
August 11th, 2010

American allies the Sons of Iraq being offered more money by al–Qaida to switch sides.


IMF Report Promotes World Currency
August 11th, 2010

An April report from the International Monetary Fund promoting a world central bank and a global fiat currency went totally undetected by the global press for months.


Will Obama-Israel Start WW III?
August 10th, 2010

The US and its allies are preparing to launch a nuclear war directed against Iran with devastating consequences.


USF Says Government Tried To Squelch Their Oil Plume Findings
August 10th, 2010

When University of South Florida announced their finding about the oil spill in the gulf, they thought they would get praises. But they thought wrong.


Cong. Markey: “Global Warming Deniers, Start Your Own Country”
August 10th, 2010

And in an unbelievable gaffe, he’s told a whole group of people exactly where they can go.


Economists Herald New Great Depression
August 10th, 2010

There they finally said it. We’ve known it for the last two years. Now, they admit it. We are in a depression.-WRH


Odierno: Troops Staying in Iraq to Prevent Foreign Interference
August 10th, 2010

Gen. Ray Odierno said Sunday that U.S. forces are staying in Iraq to prevent foreign powers from meddling with the new government. Much like what the US already did?


America Is at Risk of Boiling Over
August 10th, 2010

And out-of-touch leaders don’t see the need to cool things off.


Google-Verizon Pact Worse than Feared
August 10th, 2010

Google’s plans to control the Internet are much more sinister than previously feared.


Who Repealed the Glass-Steagall Act?
August 9th, 2010

“Would our current financial collapse and global economic depression occurred, had this Banking Safeguard — the Glass Steagall Act, not been repealed?”


Obama’s CIA Pedigree
August 9th, 2010

The State Department’s recent revelation in response to a Freedom of Information Act request has re-ignited suspicions that Obama’s mother worked for the CIA, and in one or more ways, so did the rest of his family.


Thousands May Lose Rental Vouchers
August 9th, 2010

Because of a $45 million budget gap, the New York City Housing Authority may have to revoke rental-assistance vouchers from more than 10,000 low-income tenants.


Chavez Rejects US Ambassador-Designate to Venezuela
August 9th, 2010

President Hugo Chavez on Sunday rejected Larry Palmer as the US ambassador-designate to Venezuela, and urged US President Barack Obama to “look for another candidate.”


The Enemy of My Enemy
August 9th, 2010

The Israeli toughness the Arabs have complained about for over a half century is now their own most likely shield against Iran.


The Lunatic’s Manual
August 9th, 2010

It’s time to bring the troops back, and nurse the wounded, and thank them all for their extraordinary service. It’s time to come to our senses and put the lunatic’s manual aside.


Ants and Bees, Not CEOs, Can Lead Us To Economic Promised Land
August 9th, 2010

Bees. Ants. Not the usual topic of conversation at an average board meeting. But according to Peter Miller’s book Smart Swarm, the creatures could just about revolutionise the way we do business.


Did the ADA Hurt Some People With Disabilities?
August 7th, 2010

On the ADA’s recent 20th anniversary, some commentators argued that it has kept disabled people out of the workplace. But is that true?


Social Security Jitters? Better Prepare Now
August 7th, 2010

If you are worried about the future of Social Security, join the crowd.


Google Considering Restricting Web Access
August 6th, 2010

In a complete reversal of its previous support for Net Neutrality, Google is now in talks with Verizon on how to restrict access to the Internet and charge more for greater web access.


CIA Beyond Redemption – Should be Terminated
August 6th, 2010

The common enemy of all is the CIA and the sinisters forces that control it.


America’s New, Peaceful Future?
August 5th, 2010

Matt Steinglass is surprisingly optimistic that we’re about to enter a new, more reticent age of American power projection.


Alex Jones Banishes Mike Rivero
August 5th, 2010

“I have just been informed by the Alex Jones show that they are canceling my monthly interviews commencing this coming Tuesday,” Rivero announced.


Fannie and Freddie’s Foreclosure Barons
August 5th, 2010

How the federal housing agencies—and some of the biggest bailed-out banks—are helping shady lawyers make millions by pushing families out of their homes.


Billionaires Run for the US Congress
August 5th, 2010

By now, the public should see a flashing sign that says: Beware of America’s Rich Political Saviors.


Feds Giving Spill Data to BP—But Public Stays in Dark
August 5th, 2010

Why is the government telling BP how much damage oil has caused in the Gulf, but keeping it secret from the rest of us?


Hollywood Stars Happy With Prop 8 Ruling
August 5th, 2010

Many in Hollywood were quick to express their delight following a federal court judge’s declaration that Proposition 8, which bans same sex marriage, was made unconstitutional.


Senate Cuts Food Stamp Funds; Leaves Oil and Gas Subsidies Intact
August 5th, 2010

The Senate is expected to vote today for a bill that will cut food stamp benefits by $6.1 billion to help fund Medicaid and teachers’ jobs.


“The World Needs a New Social Contract”
August 5th, 2010

“We have to start thinking about a new social contract on a planetary scale, but also within each country,” says Argentine activist and scholar Adolfo Pérez Esquivel.


Obama Hails Iraq Genocide
August 3rd, 2010

Obama continues to spout his sickening lies about America’s genocidal war on the people of Iraq.


High Court Trims Miranda Warning Rights Bit by Bit
August 3rd, 2010

The Supreme Court made major revisions to the now familiar Miranda warnings this year.


Did the SEC Just Exempt Itself from the Freedom of Information Act?
August 3rd, 2010

The Dodd-Frank bill, which is now law, contains a section that could potentially exempt a huge portion of the SEC’s paper trail from the Freedom of Information Act.


Is Sarkozy Turning France Into A Police State?
August 3rd, 2010

Last week, Sarkozy had said that he would expel foreign Roma minorities who commit crimes in France back to Eastern Europe in his vow to tighten nationality rules for other non-French-born.


Debate Heats Up About Mosque Near Ground Zero
August 1st, 2010

An influential Jewish organization on Friday announced its opposition to a proposed Islamic center and mosque two blocks north of ground zero in Lower Manhattan.


A Second Slave Rebellion in Haiti: The Worth of a Haitian Child
August 1st, 2010

Desperate Haitian parents give away their children through adoption in the hope that the new family will feed and educate the children. Instead, the children usually end up as child slaves, or restavèk.


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