Archive for December, 2012 :

On The Hidden Pagan Meaning Of Santa Claus
December 25th, 2012

The true ‘spirit of Xmas’ is no spirit at all, but a material share of the world, offering itself, apparently unbidden, to the child. It is a modern version of an ancient idea, elaborating itself for a post-Christian world. It is the artifice of the real itself.

Finally, A Few Bankers Face Criminal Prosecutions For Conspiracies
December 25th, 2012

When most mainstream media outlets discuss conspiracy theories, it is usually to debunk the views of dissenting and critical thinkers who are routinely denounced as simplistic, paranoid or worse.

Senate Bill Proposed To Study And Possibly Crack Down On Video Game Violence
December 25th, 2012

Congressional Republicans poised to censor video games to ensure that a massacre at a school never happens again.

Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have ‘Nothing to Hide’
December 20th, 2012

But the problem with the nothing-to-hide argument is the underlying assumption that privacy is about hiding bad things.

The Truth About The U.S. War Against Afghanistan
December 16th, 2012

We must build a new anti-war movement that is so large and determined that it is impossible for the government to ignore.

Croatian War Criminals Released
December 16th, 2012

The appeal document concluded with a letter from General Ronald H. Griffith, vice chief of staff.

Pirate Bay Founder Released From Solitary Confinement
December 15th, 2012

After three months in solitary confinement Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm will be released from custody.

U.S. Army’s Chemical Weapons Expert Reveals Details Of Experiments
December 12th, 2012

Decades after a risky Cold War experiment, a scientist lives with secrets.

America – The World’s Worst Thug
December 11th, 2012

Another must read essay by William Blum on what is wrong with America.

5 Ways To Respond To Loss Of Freedom In The USA
December 10th, 2012

So, keep your chin up and prepare your mind, body, spirit and your HOME to survive and even thrive in the worst of outward circumstances – as our situation is likely to worsen dramatically before it gets better.

A Food Stamp Menu For Cory Booker
December 5th, 2012

The Newark mayor plans to live off of the equivalent of food stamps for a week.

Amendment To Protect Americans From Indefinite Detention Passes Senate
December 5th, 2012

The U.S. Senate voted on Amendment No. 3018 to the National Defense Authorization Act which protects the rights prescribed to Americans in the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution with regard to indefinite detention and the right to a trial by jury.

‘Everyone In US Under Virtual Surveillance’
December 5th, 2012

The FBI records the emails of nearly all US citizens, including members of congress, according to NSA whistleblower William Binney. In an interview with RT, he warned that the government can use this information against anyone.

NYPD Has Spied On Muslim Residents For Years, Hasn’t Generated A Single Terrorism Lead
December 4th, 2012

In more than six years of spying on Muslim neighborhoods, eavesdropping on conversations and cataloguing mosques, the New York Police Department’s secret Demographics Unit never generated a lead or triggered a terrorism investigation, the department acknowledged in court testimony.

Ralph Nader On A Simple Way To Avoid The Fiscal Cliff
December 4th, 2012

Tax stock trades.

Private Prison Company Allegedly Partnered With Violent Gangs To Save Money
December 3rd, 2012

Corrections Corporation of America is accused of using targeted prison gang violence as a cost-saving measure.

Australia Should Help Stop Transplant Tourism, Organ Theft
December 3rd, 2012

Australians travelling to China for quick transplant surgeries are likely to receive organs from executed prisoners and it is up to the Government to be more proactive in addressing the risks.

Mexico’s New President Set to Empower a “Devil’s Cartel”
December 3rd, 2012

CIA Operative Claims Corrupt Colombian Law Enforcer Now Advising Peña Nieto Is Sign Of That Danger Ahead.

US Court Orders Tobacco Firms to Admit Lying
December 3rd, 2012

A US judge has ordered tobacco firms to pay for a public campaign laying out “past deception” over smoking risks.

Senate Set to Introduce Bill for Broad Email Spying
December 3rd, 2012

A Senate proposal claiming to “protect” Americans’ email privacy from unwarranted secret state intrusions “has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law,” CNET revealed.

What Was Brazil’s Role in Operation Condor? It Created and Led the Murderous Plan
December 3rd, 2012

The head of Brazil’s Justice and Human Rights Movement stated that it was the Brazilian dictatorship which masterminded the notorious Plan Condor, the South American military dictatorships undercover transborder organization of the sixties and seventies.

WikiLeaks Suspect Bradley Manning: “I Thought I Was Going To Die In That Cage”
December 3rd, 2012

Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of leaking a massive cache of classified information to WikiLeaks, testified for the first time since he was arrested in May 2010.

Reining in Obama and His Drones
December 2nd, 2012

Barack Obama, former president of the Harvard Law Review and a constitutional law lecturer, should go back and review his coursework. He seems to have declined to comport his presidency to the rule of law.

Grayson: Walmart is “The Largest Recipient of Public Aid in the Country”
December 2nd, 2012

Speaking to Current TV host Cenk Uygur on Monday’s episode of “The Young Turks,” Grayson called Walmart “the largest recipient of public aid in the country,” saying their low wages force workers to take food stamps, housing assistance and Medicaid just to get by.

50 Reasons to Boycott the Catholic Church
December 2nd, 2012

The Church uses its resources to oppose social progress and positive change all over the world.

Frank Olson Family Sues CIA Over Bioweapons Expert’s Mysterious 1953 Death
December 2nd, 2012

The sons of a Cold War scientist who plunged to his death in 1953 several days after unwittingly taking LSD in a CIA mind-control experiment sued the government.

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