Monthly Archives: December 2006

We Are the Left Boot of Imperialism

Saddams Execution : The western anti war movement – the left boot of imperialism?Posted by Kola on December 30, 2006, 12:51 am The silence of the western antiwar movement on the lynching of Saddam Hussein is deafening and is increasingly … finish reading We Are the Left Boot of Imperialism

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Barney Will Give Up Soon, Too

Army Times Poll: Unhappy TroopsDecline in Military’s Staunch Supporters of War The American military, staunch supporters of President Bush and the Iraq war — has grown increasingly pessimistic about chances for victory, according to the 2006 Military Times Poll, with … finish reading Barney Will Give Up Soon, Too

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Juan Cole on the US-Saddam Connection

For Whom the Bell Tolls: Top Ten Ways the US Enabled Saddam Hussein The old monster swung from the gallows this morning at 6 am Baghdad time. His Shiite executioners danced around his body. Saddam Hussain was one of the … finish reading Juan Cole on the US-Saddam Connection

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Stop the Carnage

A call for peace and a tribute to all who have died or whose lives have been forever changed by the illegal war in Iraq. John Lennon’s “Happy Christmas / War is Over” provides background music to these powerful photos.RAISE … finish reading Stop the Carnage

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Impeach!

IMPEACHMENT FLASHMOB (1,200 people plus helicopter)Sat, Jan 6, Ocean Beach, San Francisco, 10:30 a.m. On Saturday, January 6, 2007 (just two days after the new US Congress convenes), 1,200 people will gather for a (Park Service-permitted) impeachment event in Nancy … finish reading Impeach!

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Clarity About Palestine

“Apartheid” Jimmy? When will Americans call a spade a spade?By Lee SalisburyDec 29, 2006, 04:49 Former President and Nobel Peace prize recipient Jimmy Carter’s latest book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid has fellow Democrats running for cover. Because of recent book, … finish reading Clarity About Palestine

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Keeping Oil History Straight

The Proposed Iranian Oil BourseBy Krassimir PetrovDec 29, 2006, 05:48 I. Economics of Empires A nation-state taxes its own citizens, while an empire taxes other nation-states. The history of empires, from Greek and Roman, to Ottoman and British, teaches that … finish reading Keeping Oil History Straight

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Doing Good Works

No More Victims Group Continues to Aid Iraqi ChildrenBy Ashley Severancet r u t h o u t | Guest ContributorThursday 28 December 2006 Alaa’ left Florida a little over a year ago. I had full intentions of keeping a … finish reading Doing Good Works

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Understanding Iraqi Socio-Political Structure

Why cousin marriage matters in Iraq: Clan loyalty fixed by cousin marriage was always bound to undermine democracy in Iraq.By Anne Bobroff-Hajal WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Compared with the rest of the world, the United States is a young country. … finish reading Understanding Iraqi Socio-Political Structure

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"This Is a Difficult Situation" – Well, Duhhhhh …

PM postpones government reshuffleAzzaman, December 28, 2006 Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has not been able to muster enough support to introduce new changes in his government. Parliamentary blocs have been adamant in their attitude not to give any concession that … finish reading "This Is a Difficult Situation" – Well, Duhhhhh …

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History According to Crassnerd

“And Hell, if it doesn’t work now, we’ll just try it again in 30 years, Rummy — I’ll be CEO of Brown & Root by then, or maybe even bigger,” said Cheney, far right, to Rumsfeld, left, in 1974 as … finish reading History According to Crassnerd

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