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Big Brother's History by John Prados, | May 25, 2006Whenever the U.S. government spies on its citizens in the name of security, rights are trampled. read more »
Israel's American Constituency by Jim Lobe, | May 25, 2006The Israeli prime minister and the head of the IDF are too dovish for the Christian Right and their allies in Congress. read more »
Hawks For Withdrawal by Tom Hayden, The Nation | May 23, 2006A centrist Dem proposal on Iraq reveals a significant acceptance of the peace movement's message. read more »
Snubbing Iran by Elizabeth Spiro Clark , | May 23, 2006The Bush administration's recent actions make clear it does not want to defuse the situation. read more »
Hamas Or Chaos? by Nathan J. Brown, | May 22, 2006Before trying to collapse the Hamas government, Israel and America should consider what would replace it. read more »
Oil Diplomacy by Robert Dreyfuss, | May 18, 2006Why the Bush administration makes nice with Moammar but goes beserk over Hugo. read more »
Giving Palestinians Hope by James Zogby, aaiusa.org | May 17, 2006The West, Arab leaders and Israel all have crucial roles to play to rescue Palestinians from despair and crisis. read more »
America In Baghdad by David Phinney, | May 15, 2006The new embassy is an emblem of U.S. occupation—rife with corruption, secret bidding and abusive labor practices. read more »
Bush's Unanswered Letter by Tom Porteous, | May 12, 2006If Ahmadinejad's letter was a bluff, Bush should call it. read more »
Exploiting The U.N. by Helena Cobban, Christian Science Monitor | May 11, 2006The U.S. should be using the U.N. to prevent conflicts—not to build a coalition for another unwinnable war. read more »
Top Secret America: A hidden world, growing beyond control, projects.washingtonpost.com | July 20, 2010
Say hello and welcome to America's 51st state, the state of Paranoia. Boasting a population of 854,000 and counting it is a virtual state who's main export is dubious, costly, conflicting intelligence produced by adversarial aggressive internal bureaucracies at each others throats.
How much does it cost to bankroll the state of Paranoia? Who knows? Who cares? more »
Defense Contractor: It’s ‘Important’ That Taxpayers Keep Wasting Money On Weapons System Nobody Wants , wonkroom.thinkprogress.org | July 8, 2010
Last month, the House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2011 defense authorization, including funding for a second engine for the F-35 fighter jet that the Department of Defense has repeatedly said it doesn’t want. more »
The torture memos show how illegal wars turn even the nicest people bad, The Guardian | February 11, 2010
UK Iraq inquiry: senior Government lawyers thought war unlawful, telegraph.co.uk | January 26, 2010
Voices drowned out by the clamour for war are speaking aloud once more. Their accusing echoes will be America bound. Soon. more »
Soviet lessons from Afghanistan , BBC News | December 12, 2009
This BBC article remembers the fate of the Soviet forces in Afghanistan; the reasons for their failure and the merciless bloody carnage they inflicted. Afghanistan was a corrupt quagmire when the Soviets went in and it was a corrupt quagmire when they left.
The US, Britain and NATO should think very hard on the knowledge.
Blair 'was told Iraq had disarmed - but still went to war', independent.co.uk | December 8, 2009
Sir John Scarlett, who was the head of the Joint Intelligence Committee in the run-up to the war, said that two reports received in March 2003, which suggested that Iraq's weaponry had been taken to pieces, were sent directly to the former prime minister. He also said that Mr Blair was made aware of doubts over Saddam's access to needed warheads...
Obama Quietly Backs Renewing Patriot Act Surveillance Provisions, alternet.org | November 28, 2009
Welcome home, war , atimes.com | November 17, 2009
In his approach to National Security Agency surveillance, as well as Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) renditions, drone assassinations, and military detention, President Barack Obama has to a surprising extent embraced the expanded executive powers championed by his conservative predecessor, George W Bush. more »
How the US army protects its trucks – by paying the Taliban, The Guardian | November 12, 2009
Students Who Exposed 30-Year-Old Wrongful Conviction Being Targeted By DA , alternet.org | November 10, 2009
Yes this is America, land of the free and home of the brave and..... the victimised.
The razzamatazz of the constitution and the red, white and blue of old glory are shed like a snakes skin upon the alter of injustice and abuse of law by its own officers.
Who cares about what America stands for anymore?
Wave the flag and be damned.