ICH: A Nation in Silent AngerWed May 9, 2007 19:57
A Nation in Silent Anger
By Manuel Valenzuela
Can you feel the betrayal of millions who for decades have been made to believe in the American myth of a nation benign and altruistic, only to become aware that only wickedness, greed and criminality define the Empire, that beyond the smoke and mirrors America's government is ruthless, corporatist and concerned only for the interests of the elite?
"Are We Headed For Another Great Depression?".
My talks with Elaine Meinel Supkis
By Mike Whitney
Our empire won't retreat from its distant borders but these same borders are bankrupting us for we never recovered from the Vietnam War, we literally papered over the mess which remained and continues to poison our nation. The military/industrial complex is not making us rich, it is making us poorer. And the paper being laid over all this is the same paper the Germans used in 1924 to paper over their own bankruptcy: printed money.
The War on Democracy
Audio Q & A - With John Pilger
John Pilger, talked about his new film: The War on Democracy which comes out on June 15th and takes a look at Latin America. The man himself says: "I've long regarded Latin America as the source of hopes of freedom from poverty for the very poor, and the current, extraordinary rising of millions against the old order is defying all the stereotypes."
Iraq: At least 63 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on: -
A suicide truck bomber killed 14 people and wounded 87 when he blew up his payload near the Kurdish regional government's interior ministry in Arbil
Iraq: US occupation forces kill 6 school children:
The officer said police had spoken to eyewitnesses and that six children had been killed and six injured
U.S. says killed 5 civilians in Iraq:
U.S.occupation forces killed five "bystanders" including two children when it fired on "insurgents" north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.
Officer 'shocked' to find civilian bodies:
THE only Marine Corps officer who was in Haditha, Iraq, when US troops killed 19 civilians in their homes in 2005 testified at a military hearing on Tuesday that he was "shocked" to find only unarmed people, including women and children, among the dead.
Saddam forces get recall in secret:
Authorities with the US-led occupation have begun a covert campaign to recruit and train agents with the once-dreaded Iraqi intelligence service to help identify resistance to American forces
Pepe Escobar : Inside Sadr City :
This is the 24-square-kilometer theater where a great part of Iraq's future is already being played out; a vital element in US President George W Bush's surge; the place Pentagon generals dream of smashing into submission; one of the largest and arguably most notorious slums in the world: Sadr (formerly Saddam) City.
Iraq: U-S Embassy workers in Baghdad to wear flak jackets, helmets :
The mandate for workers to wear flak jackets and helmets while outdoors or in unprotected buildings follows an increase in mortar and rocket attacks against the heavily protected Green Zone.
Feingold Rejects Compromise, Pushes Exit Strategy:
Fifty-seven percent of Americans say that Congress should not compromise with President Bush in the Iraq War funding fight. That's the number that, according to a new CNN poll, wants Congress to give Bush another bill with a withdrawal timetable.
Bush to veto new Iraq Bill:
THE White House has warned Democrats that President George W. Bush would veto an Iraq funding Bill that would bankroll the war in Iraq for just three months.
Most US.adults back Iraq pullout timetable -poll:
Six out of 10 U.S. adults support setting a timetable for pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq, even though a clear majority predict civil war there if U.S. forces withdraw next year, according to a poll published
Pelosi threat to sue Bush over Iraq bill :
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is threatening to take President Bush to court if he issues a signing statement as a way of sidestepping a carefully crafted compromise Iraq war spending bill.
U.S. occupation forces kill 21 civilians in Afghanistan:
Airstrikes called in by U.S. Special Forces soldiers fighting "insurgents" in southern Afghanistan killed at least 21 civilians, officials said Wednesday. One coalition soldier was also killed.
Afghan MPs demand end to military offensives:
Afghan MPs today called for an end to military offensives by international forces amid reports that 21 civilians had died in a wave of US-led air strikes yesterday.
CIA-backed raid 'killed 50 Afghan villagers':
Military specialists with the CIA were among a US force accused of killing more than 50 civilians during the hunt for a Taliban commander in Afghanistan.
The human cost of war in Afghanistan:
The killing of large numbers of civilians by American forces, through indisciplined firing or as a result of their heavy reliance on air-strikes, has been a bitter feature of the campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq-just as it was in Vietnam.
World Bank criticises Israel:
In a harsh report (pdf), the bank criticised Israel for extending legitimate security measures to expand and protect settlement activity and the relatively unhindered movement of settlers and other Israelis in and out of the West Bank.
Doha Debates: Video:
'This House believes the pro-Israeli lobby has successfully stifled Western debate about Israel's actions.'
"It Takes an Enormous Amount of Courage to Speak the Truth":
World-Renowned Holocaust, Israel Scholars Defend DePaul Professor Norman Finkelstein as He Fights for Tenure
US drops charges against suspected terrorist:
A U.S. judge threw out all charges against suspected terrorist and former CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles on Tuesday, allowing him to go free days before he was set to be tried for immigration fraud.
After Gates' Talks Fail, White House Sending Rice To Sell U.S. Defense Shield:
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is scheduled to fly to Russia next week in an effort to pitch Washington's plan to deploy a missile defense shield system in central Europe, which has sparked a bitter debate between the former Cold War enemies.
Internet Calls Subject To Phone Tapping:
Companies that provide Internet phone service have just six days to meet a deadline from the Justice Department. By next Monday, they'll have to make their systems easier to tap. That's right -- make it easier to secretly listen in on your phone calls, or face daily fines of $10,000 dollars.
Mayday Immigration Reform Demonstration: Video:
The police are brutal. It's only a matter of time.
The gambling scam on America's poor :
Abetted by Congress, legislatures from 48 states now sponsor gambling operations and lottery monopolies to balance their budgets on the backs of their poorest and most vulnerable citizens - while basking in the virtue of fighting tax increases.
Peace & Joy
Think truly, and thy thoughts Shall the world's famine feed. Speak truly, and each word of thine Shall be a fruitful seed. Live truly, and thy life shall be A great and noble creed: Horatius Bonar, D.D.
The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself: Jane Addams
"Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. "In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended. Its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force of the people. "The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare." : James Madison, April 20, 1795
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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,381
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We Soldiers Once Assumed Our political Bosses Would Not Lie To Us. That Is Over
By Leo Docherty:
We realised the issue was not replacing tyranny with democracy, but gaining long-term access to oil. Blair, in bowing to American oil-mad energy hunger, had deployed the British Army on a lie, a much bigger lie than the one about WMDs. Today, the appalling sectarian violence killing hundreds of Iraqi civilians every week is the direct result of our invasion and botched occupation.
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