Monthly Archives: September 2007

Remaking Humanity

Alfonso Cuarón, director of “Children of Men”, and Naomi Klein, author of “No Logo”, present a short film from Klein’s book “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” For more, click here. Only a crisis, actual or perceived, produces … finish reading Remaking Humanity

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The Twenty-First Century Police State

If you thought you had reason to be paranoid in the ’60s, you ain’t seen nothing yet. And what’s even more insulting is that it’s really just more big corporate Amerikkka, with a little globalization thrown in (meaning that a … finish reading The Twenty-First Century Police State

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Blackwater – Making Enemies Everywhere

BACK IN IRAQ: THE ‘WHORES OF WAR’ America’s hired guns in Iraq have been called ‘the coalition of the billing’, but Blackwater mercenaries are accused of more than just taking the money. Investigations Editor Neil Mackay examines the links between … finish reading Blackwater – Making Enemies Everywhere

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Its Next Target: Iran Policy

Big Coffers and a Rising Voice Lift a New Conservative GroupBy DON VAN NATTA Jr.Published: September 30, 2007 Freedom’s Watch, a deep-pocketed conservative group led by two former senior White House officials, made an audacious debut in late August when … finish reading Its Next Target: Iran Policy

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Everyone Cried Phony Tears

From Army of Dude. Many thanks to Juan Cole for pointing out this post in his blog. The Real Deal Blue Girl directed me to a very interesting story about Rush Limbaugh, who called veterans opposed to the war phony … finish reading Everyone Cried Phony Tears

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More BushCo Interference and Coverup

State Dept. intercedes in Blackwater probeBy Peter Spiegel, Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSeptember 26, 2007 A House panel reveals a letter telling the firm not to disclose information about its Iraq operations without the administration’s OK. WASHINGTON — The State … finish reading More BushCo Interference and Coverup

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Disenfranchising America

“Caging” Operations Suppress Minority Vote in Florida and Nationwideby Charles Jackson and Laura Goodhue‚ Sep. 28‚ 2007 Leaders of ACORN, the nation’s largest grassroots community organization, reacted with deep concern to the findings in a report released by Project Vote … finish reading Disenfranchising America

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Ritter on Preventing War with Iran

Iraq Will Have to WaitBy Scott Ritter 09/28/07 “Truthdig” — — – The long-awaited “progress report” of Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker on the status of the occupation of Iraq has been made, providing Americans, via the compliant … finish reading Ritter on Preventing War with Iran

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Repudiate the Fascists That Run Our Government

Pro-Democracy Means Anti-FascismBy Cindy Sheehan “The world is watching the people of Burma take to the streets to demand their freedom, and the American people stand in solidarity with these brave individuals,” – George W. Bush 09/28/07 “ICH” — — … finish reading Repudiate the Fascists That Run Our Government

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Every Anti-War Act Matters

Washington’s Wars and Occupationsby Max Elbaum, September 29, 2007, War Times URGENT MOMENT IN A LONG HAUL It’s not easy to maintain a sense of urgency and outrage at the same time as a long-haul strategic view. Still, that’s what’s … finish reading Every Anti-War Act Matters

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Bringing Democracy to Iraq

‘Shiite Taliban’ rises as British depart BasraBy Sam Dagher | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor Many in the Iraqi port city say social freedoms are eroding as radical militias gain power. Basra, Iraq – The billboard in Umm al-Broom … finish reading Bringing Democracy to Iraq

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Women in Iraq

Shuttered lives: Iraq through the eyes of its womenPublished: 28 September 2007 The creators of new exhibition asked ordinary women to take pictures of daily life under occupation. Here are a selection of their extraordinary photo diaries. Dima I love … finish reading Women in Iraq

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