Monthly Archives: February 2007

So THIS Is How They Made It Work

From Missing Links Oil and Gas Law: Behind the “agreement” Al-Hayat provides an explanation how the Americans (and the British) finally got the Iraqi cabinet to agree on a draft oil law, the point being that main unresolved issue (as … finish reading So THIS Is How They Made It Work

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Go Fuck Yourself, Condaleeza Rice

Condaleeza Rice “says she hopes Iran and Syria will seize this opportunity to bring peace and stability to the region.” Astonishing gall that she would lay blame on the Syrians and Iranians for the chaos in Iraq. The US illegally … finish reading Go Fuck Yourself, Condaleeza Rice

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Medical Marijuana in Texas

From the Dallas Observer Into the Breach: We feel the need for weedBy Patrick WilliamsPublished: February 22, 2007 Into the breach: Once again, the Texas Legislature will consider baby steps that would make it somewhat easier for sick people to … finish reading Medical Marijuana in Texas

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V-I Day Is At Hand

From Empire Burlesque V-I Day is Close at Hand: New Oil Law Approved in Bushist BaghdadWritten by Chris Floyd Tuesday, 27 February 2007 Iraqi Cabinet Approves Draft of Oil Law (New York Times) I may be writing more on this … finish reading V-I Day Is At Hand

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Forty-Five to Go

Five western governors sign agreement to reduce greenhouse gasesJoe Shaulis at 9:09 PM ET [JURIST] The governors of five western US states signed an agreement Monday to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases [JURIST news archive], a cause of global warming … finish reading Forty-Five to Go

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Escobar on the Iraq Oil Law

US’s Iraq oil grab is a done dealBy Pepe Escobar “By 2010 we will need [a further] 50 million barrels a day. The Middle East, with two-thirds of the oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize lies.” … finish reading Escobar on the Iraq Oil Law

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Students for Sensible Drug Policy

On Wednesday Students for Sensible Drug Policy officially took action to defend students’ rights in a brief filed in the most important Supreme Court case ever to deal with student free speech about drugs and drug policy. SSDP filed an … finish reading Students for Sensible Drug Policy

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Cartoon Tuesday – C. Loving

Thank you, Charlie.

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One Step Closer

Iraq cabinet endorses landmark draft oil lawBy Claudia Parsons and Mariam Karouny Mon Feb 26, 3:59 PM ET BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) –Iraq’s cabinet on Monday endorsed a draft oil law crucial to regulating how wealth from the country’s vast oil reserves … finish reading One Step Closer

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The Monday Movie – We Are Slowly Winning

On the streets, in the Halls of Congress, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, at the gates of the White House itself, and elsewhere, activists have opposed the Bush-Cheney Gang’s illegal and immoral war in Iraq, as well as … finish reading The Monday Movie – We Are Slowly Winning

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They Just Like to Hear Themselves Talk

That is sometimes the way we feel about these politicians. They don’t say anything truthful or meaningful; they just want to read their own names in a headline. Having said all that, why do we believe it is more likely … finish reading They Just Like to Hear Themselves Talk

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If A=B And B=C, Then A=C

Juan Cole at Informed Comment has a fine assessment of what the deal is between the American Enterprise Institute, big oil, war, and this administration. And it isn’t pretty. Al Gore, Global Warming, the Oscars and the Iraq War That … finish reading If A=B And B=C, Then A=C

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