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Tuesday, 19 June 2012 11:37

Chomsky: A New Dark Age in US History?

The Occupy movement has been an extremely exciting development. Unprecedented, in fact. There’s never been anything like it that I can think of, says Noam Chomsky.
President Obama is still vastly more popular internationally than his predecessor, George W. Bush, but after three and a half years of his presidency world opinion of US policy has …
Executive privilege has seduced the president into a reckless 'kill first, ask questions later' policy that explodes the US constitution.
The state visit to China this week by Russian President Vladimir Putin, followed by a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Beijing, has underscored a developing strategic partnership between …
Eight American Muslims have filed a federal lawsuit to put an end to a post-9/11 surveillance program run by the New York Police Department. The lawsuit follows a New Jersey …
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 17:01

US Assassins-in-Chief

Be assured of one thing: whichever candidate you choose at the polls in November, you aren’t just electing a president of the United States; you are also electing an assassin-in-chief.
As the latest US attacks kill 17 and threaten to destabilize Pakistan, the president could be the cruelest political hoax of our times.
Two US reports published today provide significant insights into President Obama’s personal and controversial role in the escalating covert US drone war in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.
Here in the District, spring is in the air! Rock Creek Park is abloom, the tourists are out on the Mall, there are mile-long lines to the food trucks, and …
Monday, 28 May 2012 18:49

US And China Set For A Trade War?

Heads of the G20 member states pledged in an April 2009 meeting that they would “not repeat the historic mistakes of protectionism of previous eras."
Less than six months before the November presidential elections in an exceptionally distressed United States the narrow, unpleasant parameters of political possibility are emerging.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 17:52

Are Human Rights Compatible with Islam

Since the turn of century, one of the most common topics of discussion in the West has been the religion of Islam.
After a weekend of violent altercations in Chicago, Illinois between police officers and demonstrators protesting the NATO Summit, many questions remain unanswered over a string of alleged terrorist plots foiled …
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:57

Where The Wounded Are

Wars don't just cause casualties among soldiers, they drain medical staff. I traveled to see the costs firsthand.
The human capacity for self-delusion truly is remarkable. Most people out there end up believing exactly what they want to believe even when the truth is staring them right in …
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 16:36

An Afghan Okinawa

There is no U.S. troop withdrawal in 2014. We are ordinary Afghans wishing for peace, and we have eyes and ears and feelings of love and despair, so please read …
In his weekly address, President Obama promised to withdraw U.S. troops by the end of 2014 and to start wasting money here at home, instead of over in Afghanistan.
Saturday, 05 May 2012 14:23

Celebrating our “Warrior President”

Peter Bergen, the Director of National Security Studies at the Democratic-Party-supportive New America Foundation, has a long Op-Ed in The New York Times today glorifying President Obama as a valiant …
Thursday, 03 May 2012 15:09

What Obama Didn’t Mention In Kabul

Just outside the Afghan capital, the Taliban is in control and preparing for a wider war.
He has few constraints (except those he’s internalized). No one can stop him or countermand his orders. He has a bevy of lawyers at his beck and call to explain …