Category Archives: US

Noam Chomsky: Obama’s attack on civil liberties

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/noam-chomsky-obamas-attack-civil-liberties-has-gone-way-beyond-imagination?paging=off A description… Chomsky starts off asking the same question I did in the prior post: WHY is the US elite pursuing these policies? He actually doesn’t answer the question, but provides an appalling amount of detail on Obama’s attacks on civil … Continue reading

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PBS interview about financial crisis with Joe Stiglitz

PBS interview about financial crisis with Joe Stiglitz By Chris in Paris on 5/06/2012 09:15:00 PM It’s a long read, but it’s very good. During the interview, Stiglitz discusses the failure of regulation, the lack of transparency with the banks (even today) and … Continue reading

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America’s Elites Look Out for Each Other

America’s Elites Look Out for Each Other by Glenn Greenwald, November 01, 2011 Excerpted from With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful by Glenn Greenwald, published October 25th by … Continue reading

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Book release: With Liberty and Justice for Some

Book release: With Liberty and Justice for Some BY GLENN GREENWALD (updated below – Update II – Update III) I’m genuinely excited today to announce the release of my new book, With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used … Continue reading

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America’s real death panels

America’s real death panels from David Sirota By cutting food stamps and blocking smog regulations, Washington has a hand in killing thousands  TOPICS:HEALTH, BARACK OBAMA Remember the good ol’ days when Republicans were running around the country screaming that the Democrats’ proposal … Continue reading

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Orwell, 9/11, Emmanuel Goldstein and WikiLeaks

Orwell, 9/11, Emmanuel Goldstein and WikiLeaks by Glenn Greenwald 21 people liked this A strikingly good piece of investigative journalism from Associated Press finds that accusations about the damage done by WikiLeaks’ latest release are — yet again — wildly overstated and without any factual … Continue reading

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British colonial strategy and the 9/11 blowback

British colonial strategy and the 9/11 blowback by Nu’man Abd al-Wahid   Osama bin Laden gained his reputation as a militant Islamist during the Western backed counter-insurgency – so-called “jihad” – against the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980’s … Continue reading

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The ‘untamed wildernesses’ of Israeli and American colonialism from Mondoweiss by Paul Mutter

The ‘untamed wildernesses’ of Israeli and American colonialism from Mondoweiss by Paul Mutter A June editorial in +972 Magazine examined the (non-)utility of the argument “Who started it in 1948?” One thing that struck me about the points of the argument regarding the disposition of … Continue reading

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Barbara Ehrenreich, On Americans (Not) Getting By (Again)

Tomgram: Barbara Ehrenreich, On Americans (Not) Getting By (Again) Posted by Barbara Ehrenreich at 7:05am, August 9, 2011. It was at lunch with the editor of Harper’s Magazine that the subject came up: How does anyone actually live “on the wages available to the … Continue reading

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Massachussetts takes up anti-liberty torch

Massachussetts takes up anti-liberty torch The state is at the vanguard of a movement to prevent citizens from documenting police brutality BY DAVID SIROTA iStockphoto/Salon With the Obama administration considering federal civil-rights investigations into police brutality, some local police departments have reacted not … Continue reading

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