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Why North Korea Was a Global Crisis Canary

Mother Earth's Triple Whammy: Why North Korea Was a Global Crisis Canary
by John Feffer
Gas prices are above $4 a gallon; global food prices surged 39% last year; and an environmental disaster looms as carbon emissions continue to spiral upward.
 
The global economy appears on the verge of a TKO, a triple whammy from energy, agriculture, and climate-change trends.
 
 
Right now you may be grumbling about the extra bucks you're shelling out at the pump and the grocery store; but, unless policymakers begin to address all three of these trends as one major crisis, it could get a whole lot worse.
 
 
Just ask the North Koreans.


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Czech Anti-Radar Protest Gains Ground

Defense vs. Democracy: Czech Anti-Radar Protest Gains Ground
by Laray Polk
Following a year of protests and coalition building at home and abroad in opposition to the proposed U.S. radar base in the Czech Republic, activists Jan Tamas and Jan Bednar launched a hunger strike.
 
The hunger strike that began in Prague on May 13 and ended three weeks later, has touched off series of actions that are gaining national and worldwide support.
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Plame Probe: Congress to Look Into Bush/Cheney Role

Congress to Probe Bush, Cheney's Role in Plame-Gate
by Jason Leopold
Five years ago this month, an extraordinary battle was taking shape in the shadows of official Washington: a former U.S. ambassador was preparing to go public to challenge a central deception used by the White House to justify invading Iraq – and the Bush administration was readying a fierce counterattack against him.

Now, after many nasty clashes – which led to the exposure of a covert CIA officer, a criminal White House cover-up, a special prosecutor investigation, the conviction of a senior aide to Vice President Dick Cheney and a subsequent presidential commutation – one key administration insider finally has agreed to testify before Congress.


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The Incoherence of Journalism’s Ideology

Diversity and the Incoherence of Journalism’s Ideology
by Robert Jensen
The ideology of contemporary corporate commercial journalism is incoherent, and one place to see clearly this confusion is the news media industry’s approach to “diversity.”

Journalists, of course, commonly assert that they are non-ideological, that they approach their jobs as neutral professionals rather than as actors on the political stage. But mainstream news media, like all institutions, operate from a set of assumptions about how the world works and how it should work — in short, an ideology.
 
There is no neutral ground on which to stand, no special journalistic existence outside ideology.


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Empire Building in the 21st Century

Separatism and Empire Building in the 21st Century
by James Petras
Throughout modern imperial history, ‘Divide and Conquer’ has been the essential ingredient in allowing relatively small and resource-poor European countries to conquer nations vastly larger in size and populations and richer in natural resources. It is said that for every British officer in India , there were fifty Sikhs, Gurkhas, Muslims and Hindus in the British Colonial Army.
 
The European conquest of Africa and Asia was directed by white officers, fought by black, brown and yellow soldiers so that white capital could exploit colored workers and peasants. Regional, ethnic, religious, clan, tribal, community, village and other differences were politicized and exploited allowing imperial armies to conquer warring peoples.
 
In recent decades, the US empire builders have become the grand masters of ‘divide and conquer’ strategies throughout the world. By the 1970’s, the CIA made a turn from promoting the dubious virtues of capitalism and democracy, to linking up with, financing and directing, religious, ethnic and regional elites against national regimes, independent or hostile to US world empire building.


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A History of Brief Hope and Hype

Chronicle of a Craze Foretold: A History of Hope and Hype        
by Chris Floyd
A young, fresh-faced candidate, with a feisty, savvy wife, takes the political world by storm. He is highly intelligent, remarkably articulate, in sharp and ready command of the issues, with a winning charm and the common touch -- in stark contrast to the aging, bumbling, cantankerous dullard he faces in the election.
 
He offers hope and change, a whole new paradigm, a reinvention of politics as usual. He will take on the vested interests, the lobbyists, the tired ideas and rampant corruption of the Establishment. He will build a new international consensus, restoring America's tarnished reputation and its moral leadership after years of covert ops, secret wars, military adventurism, collusion with tryants, deceit and scandal.


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Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Chris Hedges, Lee Zaslofsky

This Week on GR
by C. L. Cook
This week, veteran war correspondent and author, Chris Hedges and Collateral Damage: America's War on Iraqi Civilians, and Lee Zaslofsky of Canada's War Resisters Support Campaign, trying to provide haven for America's soldiers of conscience.
 
 
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

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Canada Comes Clean on Crimes Past (sort of)

Canada Confesses to Part of Its Crimes Against Humanity: There has Finally Been an Official Apology for "Murder," Rape...
by Kahentinetha Horn
Our people were kidnapped and held hostage for three to four generations. Genocide is taking children away and killing them. It was only a small part of a bigger story of “gangsterism” and greed. Don’t be fooled! That evil program is still in full swing.
 
Canada has no intention to stop. They continue to drive us off our land, to criminalize us, incarcerate us and to refuse to return control of our land and resources to us.


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Push Bush Campaign: Kucinich Vows to Continue Impeachment Efforts

Despite Opposition from His Own Party, Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich Vows to Continue Impeachment Effort Against Bush
by DemocracyNow!
We speak to Ohio Congress member and former Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich about his impeachment effort against President Bush.
 
On Wednesday, Congress voted to send Kucinich’s bill to the House Judiciary Committee, where it’s unlikely to be considered before Bush leaves office.
 
Kucinich spent four hours on the House floor Monday reading out thirty-five articles of impeachment against the President. [includes rush transcript]

Guest: Dennis Kucinich, Democratic Congress member from Ohio and former Democratic presidential hopeful.
 
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Supremes Rule Habeas Corpus for Gitmo "Detainees"

Supreme Court Condemns Guantanamo 
by The Real News
In a severe blow to the Bush administration the US Supreme Court ruled that suspects being held at Guantanamo Bay have rights under the US Constitution to challenge their detention in civilian courts. Ruling 5 to 4 the court concluded that the US government was violating the rights of prisoners being held indefinitely at the US naval base in Cuba.
 
The ruling could resurrect detainee lawsuits that federal judges in Washington postponed, pending the outcome of the high court case. It remains unclear if this ruling, unlike the first two, would lead to prompt hearings for the detainees, some of whom have been held for more than 6 years.
 
 
 
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Rumsfeld Personally Approved of Brutal Interrogations

DOJ Official: Rumsfeld Personally Approved of Brutal Interrogations
by Jason Leopold
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld personally authorized the use of brutal interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay despite warnings from the FBI that the methods amounted to inhumane treatment, was possibly illegal, and would not produce reliable intelligence, a Department of Justice inspector general testified Tuesday.

"The FBI believed that these techniques were not getting actionable information, that they were unsophisticated and unproductive," said Glenn Fine, the DOJ’s inspector general, in testimony Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "They raised their concerns with the Department of Defense, but the Department of Defense, from what we were told, dismissed those concerns and that no changes were made in the Department of Defense's strategy."


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