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The Empire 654

The Self-Inflicted Wounds of 9/11Saturday 11 September 2010 by: Melvin A. Goodman, t r u t h o u t | News Analysis
(Image: Lance Page / t r u t h o u t; Adapted:Kim ErlandsenThe U.S. Army) The attacks on Washington and New York City nine years ago extracted a terrible price in terms of blood and treasure. Unfortunately, the adverse US reaction to 9/11 has also extracted a terrible price with no end in sight. Although al-Qaeda is no longer a sophisticated terrorist organization capable of launching large-scale operations and is merely one of many jihadist groups based in Pakistan, the United States has thrown itself into the briar patch called Afghanistan. Nearly twice as many Americans have died fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than were lost in the 9/11 attacks. The total cost of these long wars will be in the trillions of dollars. When the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, the cost of oil was less than $25 a barrel; the price reached $140 a barrel in 2008 and, currently, the pr…

Obama 179

The Political Consequences of Stagnation Walden Bello Focus on the Global South September 2010 Progressives should not take comfort from the dead end offered by tea party economics. They should try to understand what has led to the failure of Obama’s pallid Keynesianism. My apologies to T. S. Eliot, but September, not April, is the cruelest month. Before 9/11/2001, there was 9/11/1973, when Gen. Pinochet toppled the Allende government in Chile and ushered in a 17-year reign of terror. More recently, on 9/15/2008, Lehman Brothers went bust and torpedoed the global economy, turning what had been a Wall Street crisis into a near-death experience for the global financial system. Two years later, the global economy remains very fragile. The signs of recovery that desperate policymakers claimed to have detected late in 2009 and early this year have proven to be mirages. In Europe, four million people are unemployed and the austerity programs imposed on highly indebted countries such as Greece, Sp…

Christian Terrorists

US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies'Soldiers face charges over secret 'kill team' which allegedly murdered at random and collected fingers as trophies of war (2405)Tweet this (898) Chris McGreal in Washington

Michael Moore

OpenMike -- My New Blog -- Blasts Off on
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hey Everybody,
Though I'm in the middle of my next project, I, like you, can feel the ill wind blowing across the country as the crazy Right is already suited up and ready to ride into town in November. I don't have any magic tricks to show Mr. Obama, so I've decided instead to start a brand new unstoppable, unapproved, uncompromising, and utterly unruly daily blog on my site ( And sometimes I'll write about what's really on my mind (sports, Marion Cotillard, lost episodes of "F-Troop" and "Rat Patrol," the weather in Portland).
Actually, a lot is on my mind these days, and I thought you'd like to hear my take on things. But before I launch into the Republicans, I remember the nuns taught us to clean up our own backyard first. So, in addition to my previous offer to move in to the White House and work for free, I'll now be sharing my th…

the Empire 653

Two Multibillionaire Brothers Are Remaking America for Their Own BenefitWednesday 08 September 2010 by: Jim Hightower, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed
(Photo: Chuck Olsen / Flickr) There's a difference between being paranoid and being suspicious. Paranoia is mental disturbance; suspicion is a rational deduction. For example, if you suspect that America's economy, politics, government, media, judiciary and practically every other system has been wired to favor corporate interests over every other interest in our country, you're deducing, not hallucinating. From the infamous Wall Street bailout to the Supreme Court's shameful decree that corporations have more political rights than humans, we see again and again that corporate might overwhelms what's right. This is not by accident, but by the deliberate, relentless efforts of corporatists to bend our nation's institutions to their will. Take one huge corporation you've probably never heard of, even though your consumer do…

Israel as a Rogue State 97



ARTICLE 1 - "The boycott of Israel is "gaining speed".


SYNOPSIS - Lawrence Davidson outlines the reasons why the boycott of Israel is
gaining speed, from “the horrors of the Israeli occupation and its
ghettoizing of the people of Gaza”, to the segregation and economic and
social discrimination against Israel’s non-Jewish population, to the
corrupting influences of Zionism on policy-making institutions of Western
governments, especially those of the United States.

ARTICLE 2 - “Iran’s President Ahmadinejad should desist from harmful


SYNOPSIS - Paul J. Balles argues that Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric on Israel and the US is pointless and
counter-productive: “While one may sympathize with the reasons for his verbal
attacks, Ahmadinejad would do w…

Amnesty International 2

Bij Amnesty International in Nederland raakt men steeds meer in verwarring. Leest u dit eens:

r.dewijs@amnesty.nlaan mij, info, w.lankamp, A.Hooijsma, k.vanlieshout
Aan Stan van Houcke en Karel van Broekhoven

Geachte heren, 

Ik werd vorige week geattendeerd op het bericht hieronder door Wim Lankamp. Hierin lijkt AI positief te adviseren over hotels in Israël/ Westbank w.o.  Kibbutz Kalia. Ik heb onze website doorgekamd, maar kan dit bericht nergens vinden onder onze vaste rubrieken. Kunt u mij meer info geven m.b.t. de bron (bijv. een uitgebreide URL) van dit bericht.  Ik wil dan onmiddellijk informeren in Adam over hoe dit bericht ooit vanuit AI geplaatst heeft kunnen worden. Het is zeker geen AI beleid om zulke advertenties te plaatsen onder de AI-logo.
Bij voorbaat dank voor uw medewerking.  Ik kom z.s.m. terug op deze zaak.
Met vr. groet,
Ruth de Wijs Landenspecialiste Israël/Bezette Gebieden/Palestijnse Autoriteit email: tel. 033-4614334 mob. 06-53615768…