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A letter to Kathryn Bigelow on Zero Dark Thirty’s apology for torture

MEN BEHAVING BADLY? AND MILLIONS DEFENDING THEM?  PERISH THE THOUGHT!       I don’t know why people are shocked by this latest story, or claim they are. Where have they been for the past . . . oh . . . history of the world? Gee, ya mean men rape women? And brag about it? …

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The ‘War on Terror’ – by design – can never end

BRADLEY MANNING RETURNS TO COURT NEXT WEEK           We’re two months from the court martial, and Bradley Manning returns to court next week for another pre-trial hearing. The time the prosecutors are moving to block Manning’s defense from bringing up the fact that there’s no proof that the released documents harmed …

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Ending India’s Rape Culture

ROTTING IN GITMO   “Human rights groups are denouncing President Barack Obama’s failure to veto a defense bill that will make it far more difficult for him to fulfill his four-year-old pledge to close the Guantanamo detention facility this year,” begins a piece in IPS News this morning. “President Obama has utterly failed the first test of his …

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Reviving the Cold War

“NATIONAL DEFENSE” IS KILLING US   “Information surrounding the targeted killing of three American citizens by US drones in Yemen will remain secret for now, following a federal court decision to turn down a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the ACLU,” begins a piece at Common Dreams this morning. Now we know that the president may …

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Anti-Muslim Violence Spiraling Out of Control in America

INSIDE THE “FISCAL CLIFF” SCAM   Yesterday the House passed the “Fiscal Cliff” bill, and corporate media tell us this raises taxes on the rich, continuing the current tax rates for the “middle class.”  While there is some truth in this, It’s Our Economy points out that what corporate media have omitted is the part about getting more …

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Richard Wolff on Democratizing the Economy and Robert Naiman on Julian Assange

Economist Richard Wolff speaks about his new project to build a movement for Worker Self Directed Enterprises called Democracy at Work. And Robert Naiman of Just Foreign Policy speaks about Julian Assange’s request for asylum from the Ecuadorian government. Article about this show: The Foundation of a New Democratic Economy is Worker Self-Directed Enterprises   Show …

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Revealed: How the FBI Coordinated the Crackdown on Occupy

VIVA EVO   Evo Morales has nationalized Bolivia’s electricity grid. The Washington Post, pushing as it always does the corporate viewpoint of the ruling Forces of Greed, headlined“Bolivian president expropriates electricity….” “Expropriates” here is intended to convey to the public a connotation that this was heavy-handed, from the viewpoint that such services belong to the wealthiest transnational investors …

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Modify Your Criticism, Please

FISCAL CLIFF NOTES             Because two cartoons are better than one! And because no matter what happens, this much is sure: both Democrats and Republicans will sell us out, and Obama will happily go along. Maybe I’ll run into some of you under a bridge some day, scraping food out of …

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New Year’s Revolution: Connecting the Dots, Coming Together and Fighting Like Hell

AMERICA: NOT SAFE FOR CHILDREN CNN International headlined the propaganda this morning “Russia’s Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill,” typical of corporate media reporting in the Land of the Free on this issue.  While we would agree that most American parents would provide the love that orphaned Russian children need, there is more to this story than the …

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Stop Obama’s Ongoing Grand Charade to Cut Social Insurances

By Margaret Flowers Dec. 27, 2012 Here we go again. President Obama is in round three of his ongoing efforts to cut our important social insurances, such as Social Security and Medicare. Whether he succeeds or not is up to us. We can create a stronger economy and healthier population by strengthening and expanding our …

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