Monthly Archives: January 2008
Heavy footprint weighs down U.S. empirePaul Hanley, The StarPhoenixPublished: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Is the decline of the status of the United States a result of its heavy ecological footprint? A strong argument can be made that the fading of … finish reading Qualitative Rather Than Quantitative Growth
‘Arrest’ Bush Petition Ignites FirestormBy JOHN CURRAN,APPosted: 2008-01-30 14:11:03 BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (Jan. 30) – A town petition making President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney subject to arrest for crimes against the Constitution has triggered a barrage of criticism from … finish reading At Least One American Town Is a Little Sane
NATO Genocide in AfghanistanBy Ali Khan 30/01/08 “ICH” — — Ali Khan argues that the internationally recognized crime of genocide applies to the intentional killings that NATO troops commit on a weekly basis in the poor villages and mute mountains … finish reading They Come, They Demonize, They Obliterate
US Justice Chief Refuses to Call Waterboarding Tortureby Paul Handley WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused Wednesday to define waterboarding as illegal torture, even while admitting that if he underwent the interrogation technique that he would “feel” … finish reading Go Fuck Yourself, Michael Mukasey
How Easily Offices Are Stolen in the USby Pat LaMarche “No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.”- Theodore Roosevelt I’ll add that no people can be wholly civilized if … finish reading Is It Hubris Or Denial Or Both?
The ‘War on Terror’ Licenses a New Stupidity in Geopoliticsby Simon Jenkins The language loved by Bush and Musharraf has translated into a global disaster bringing death and misery to millions Nothing and nobody can stop bombs going off. No … finish reading The Ruling Mantra of Junior’s Politics of Fear
Chomsky on World Ownership: Noam Chomsky interviewed by Michael ShankForeign Policy in Focus, January 23, 2008 Michael Shank: Is the leading Democrats’ policy vis-a-vis Iraq at all different from the Bush administration’s policy? Noam Chomsky: It’s somewhat different. The situation … finish reading BushCo Is Really Playing with Fire – Chomsky
A Culture Of Greed And CorruptionBy Joseph M. Cachia “Corporations have been enthroned …. An era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the … finish reading The War Against Greed Trumps All Wars
Re: $20 bucks each for the poor kids, and $237,000 each for the rich guys. I think a lot of the problem is that most people are not very good at math. The govt gives 250 billion dollars to gigantic … finish reading Any Kid’s Dream for At Least 15 Minutes
Krugman describes the syndrome stemming from bipartisan corporate domination, which is practically a forbidden topic. Roger Baker ****************** Lessons of 1992By PAUL KRUGMAN, Published: January 28, 2008 It’s starting to feel a bit like 1992 again. A Bush is in … finish reading Dems Obsess on Personalities Rather Than Issues
Traffic Jam On The Highway To HellBy Sheila Samples “When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is … finish reading Where Have All the Leaders Gone?
From Buses to Blogs, a Pathological Individualism Is Poisoning Public Lifeby Madeleine Bunting Our shared spaces have become a bear pit. This ever-crumbling civility risks our wellbeing and points to a bleak future. A grey weekday morning at 7.40am in … finish reading A Brutally Bleak Picture