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  • US: Least Informed, Best Entertained

    Dahr Jamail has posted an article regarding the recent World Tribunal on Iraq. The World Tribunal on Iraq (WTI), an international peoples initiative seeking the truth about the war and occupation in Iraq made its pronouncement Sunday after a three- day meeting. The tribunal heard testimony from independent journalists, media professors, activists, and member of […]

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  • Understanding Power

    I have a confession to make. It’s been a long while since I’ve purchased and actually read a book. Paper and ink, yes, I think I remember now. By accident I ended up in a nice little neighborhood bookstore today and I somehow ended up buying a book:Understanding Power. Excellent choice. I’ve only just started […]

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  • Humans: Losing our way?

    Inspired by the repercussions of saying a simple hello to a stranger on the street Stupid Beautiful writes about city life. It’s a strangely beautiful and sad account of humanity loosing its way which reflects my own thoughts. Of course it’s not just about the city is it? I’ve felt for a while that U.S. […]

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  • Ward Churchill and his sins against empire

    Yet more on the attack against Ward Churchill. Stephen Best writes Killing the Messenger: Ward Churchill’s Sins Against the Empire “The gross distortions of what I actually said can only be viewed as an attempt to distract the public from the real issues at hand and to further stifle freedom of speech and academic debate […]

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  • U.S. Scientists Ordered to Lie

    So much for a federal government that respects science and its own laws. Of course this is not a surprise to anyone that actually follows the conduct of “our” government over time. No, this fits the pattern perfectly. Time and again evidence surfaces to verify that “our” government is actually a government bought and paid […]

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  • The end of laws: H.R. 418

    The Irregular times has a post about H.R. 418 and I have to say, this is some scary stuff. If this should pass, well, it is yet another step towards total control: H.R. 418, a bill currently before the U.S. Congress, reads in part as follows: `(1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, […]

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  • Empire and Uppity Indians

    Over at Counterpunch Tim Wise has an excellent article regarding Ward Churchill and the larger argument regarding U.S. conduct abroad: Reflections on Empire and Uppity Indians. Dead people of color, the world over, or right here in the U.S., whose ashes they step over every time they walk out the door of their homes, mean […]

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  • The Shithouse-Crazy Cowboy

    Imagine you are the parent of a 5 year old child. Would you trust them with an armed gun? Now I ask this question because yesterday I got to thinking about roles and relationships. Think of the American people as one entity and the government (federal, state, local) as the other. In this scenario, who’s […]