Created on Sunday, 28 September 2008 20:39
Written by Robert Jensen
Arrogance, Ignorance, and Cowardice: Lessons from 9/11
by Robert Jensen
iven the disastrous decisions made by U.S. officials in the seven long
years since September 11, 2001, it would be easy tonight simply to
catalog those many mistakes and condemn the bipartisan depravity of the
Republican and Democratic politicians who â€” starting almost immediately
after the towers fell â€” manipulated peopleâ€™s anger and fear to build
support for illegal and immoral wars of aggression in Afghanistan and
It would be especially easy for those of us in the anti-war/anti-empire
movement to feel self-righteous and say, â€œWe told you so.â€ By the end
of the day on 9/11, many of us saw where the nation was heading and
tried, in vain, to argue for a saner strategy.
Read more: 9/11 Trifecta: Arrogance, Ignorance, Cowardice
Created on Sunday, 28 September 2008 20:08
Written by The Real News
US War Resister is Granted Stay of Deportation
anadian judge rules against deportation of outspoken anti-Iraq war resister
Iraq War Resister Jeremy Hinzman won a stay of deportation this week as
a judge refused to allow Canada to send him back to the United States
to face prosecution for desertion. Hinzman is one of numerous war
resisters currently in Canada. Despite the Canadian parliament passing
a non binding resolution on June 3rd calling for resisters to be
allowed to stay in Canada permanently as conscientious objectors, the
Canada Border Services Agency continues to routinely effect deportation
orders of US war resisters.
Read more: Canada Cracks Open Door to U.S. War Resisters
Created on Sunday, 28 September 2008 07:30
Written by Robert Parry
Read more: McCain-Obama: Evading Dark Reality
Debate Evades Dark Realities
by Robert Parry
erhaps itâ€™s unrealistic to expect a U.S. presidential debate to deal
substantively â€“ and honestly â€“ with wrongful actions by the American
government, even at the end of George W. Bushâ€™s eight-year reign as one
of the planetâ€™s preeminent rogue operatives.
The acceptable political parameters may allow some tactical
disagreements (Barack Obama saying the Iraq War â€œtook our eye off the
ballâ€) or even some implied moral criticism (John McCain saying he
opposed Bush â€œon torture of prisonersâ€).
But thereâ€™s no place for a serious discussion of wholesale U.S. war
crimes, such as Bushâ€™s decision to launch an aggressive war under false
pretenses, the sort of offense that the Nuremberg Tribunal after World
War II called the â€œsupremeâ€ international crime.
Created on Sunday, 28 September 2008 03:45
by Brave New Films
ear Friends, Colleagues and Supporters,
We knew we hit a nerve when Rush, Drudge, and O'Reilly unleashed on us the same day. Then, MSNBC censored the McCain health records ad, a Brave New PAC initiative, due to Bill O'Reilly/Fox's pressure
Read more: Doctors Want to Know: How Sick is McCain?
And why? Because of the work we have all done together to stress the importance of John McCain releasing his health care records
. Led by over 2500 doctors from around the country, Republicans, Independents and Democrats, asking important questions about the records, about his health, and stating loud and clear the records should be released.
Created on Sunday, 28 September 2008 03:22
Written by Press Release
The Harper Record
by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Read more: The Real Harper Record
his book is one in a series of CCPA publications that have examined the records of Canadian federal governments during the duration of their tenure. As with earlier CCPA reports on the activities of previous governments while in office, this book gives a detailed account of the laws, policies, regulations, and initiatives of the Conservative minority government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper during its 32-month term from January 2006 to September 2008.
The 47 writers, researchers and analysts who have co-written this book probe into every aspect of the Harper minority governmentâ€™s administration. From the economy to the environment, from social programs to foreign policy, from health care to tax cuts, from the Afghanistan mission to the tar sands, from free trade to deep integration, and to many other areas of this governmentâ€™s record, the authors have dug out the facts and analyzed them.
Created on Sunday, 28 September 2008 01:53
Annals of Liberation: Sex is Death in a Darkened Land
by Chris Floyd
Read more: Bush Allies Issue Fatwa on Gays and Lesbians
hile the world is mesmerized by the bait-and-switch going in
Washington -- where the ramshackle, post-Republic triumvirate of Bush,
McCain and Obama held an "historic" meeting
on Thursday to demonstrate
their bipartisan concern for the welfare of the filthy rich -- atrocity
and repression still stalk the American satrapy of Iraq.
The sectarian extremists empowered by the American rape of Iraq are now
carrying out a relentless, systematic killing spree against human
beings who are attracted to other human beings of the same gender -- or
are even suspected of such an attraction.
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 22:54
Written by Press Release
Victoria Cuba Hurricane Relief Event
by Randy Caravaggio
i Folks, This is a reminder of our upcoming event. Please let us know if you'll be able to attend. Goods for Cuba Campaign.
Friends of Cuba, four hurricanes battered Cuba recently - Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike left tremendous destruction there. These hurricanes caused Cuba the worst harm in four decades.
More than two and half million people had to be evacuated; more than 400,000 homes were damaged. Power lines were toppled and plantations were destroyed. This has affected all areas of economic and social life.
Join us in a benefit dinner with live performance with Art Farquharson and the Rabble Berries.
5:30 pm Sunday, September 28 at:
2994 Douglas in the BCGEU Hall in Victoria.
Admission $12 unemployed $15 employed.
Created on Saturday, 27 September 2008 22:17
Written by The Real News
Taking on the Military Industrial Complex
Endless wars, abuse of powers, declining living standards,
and the climate change crisisâ€”the stakes couldn't be greater in the US
2008 presidential elections. And with your help, we're moving our news
operation to Washington, DC, where we'll focus on money and corruption.
Read more: Taking on the Military Industrial Complex
For example, big oil and arms companies shape
American economic and foreign policy with far-reaching effects on the
lives of ordinary people, with allies in government, trade unions, the
media, and the think tanks. They are a hidden hand that controls the
commanding heights of American politics.