Created on Friday, 24 October 2008 04:23
Written by Mickey Z
Chomsky, Zinn, and Obama
by Mickey Z.
nother Election Day approaches and Iâ€™m reminded of something the late
Pakistani dissident, Eqbal Ahmad said about Noam Chomsky in the book,
Confronting Empire (2000):
â€œHe (Chomsky) has never wavered. He has
never fallen into the trap of saying, â€˜Clinton will do better.â€™ Or
â€˜Nixon was bad but Carter at least had a human rights presidency.â€™
There is a consistency of substance, of posture, of outlook in his
But along came 2004â€¦when Chomsky said stuff like this:
Read more: Chomsky, Zinn, and Obama
- â€œAnyone who says
â€˜I donâ€™t care if Bush gets electedâ€™ is basically telling poor and
working people in the country, â€˜I donâ€™t care if your lives are
destroyedâ€™.â€ And like this: "Despite the limited differences [between
Bush and Kerry] both domestically and internationally, there are
differences. In a system of immense power, small differences can
translate into large outcomes."
Created on Friday, 24 October 2008 03:31
Written by Chris Davenport
Read more: Canada: Harper Promises Half-Trillion Dollar Military Expansion
Dr. Evil to Spend $490 Billion on Military Implementation of the SPP
by Chris Davenport
anada is currently on a course that will see its military incorporated into neoconservative plans for a "New American Century". This
plan is being facilitated by a "Revolution in Military Affairs" (RMA),
a high-tech "transformation" of the U.S. military which depends upon
the domination of space.
The Project for a New American Century
successfully predicted in 2000 that "the process of transformation,
even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one,
absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl
The Harper government is pushing the RMA agenda in
Canada through the "Canada First Defence Strategy" (CFDS). Under the
CFDS, Canada will spend $490 billion over the next 20 years to
transform its military to be entirely "inter-operable" with the U.S.
Created on Thursday, 23 October 2008 07:39
Written by Jim Miles
Hope Destroyed, Justice Denied: the Rape of Palestine
by Jim Miles
he cover of Hope Destroyed, Justice
Denied: the Rape of Palestine tells a significant story on its own:
from a Palestine of green dotted with a few Jewish settlements, mainly
in the north, transiting through the UN partition plan designation and
the 1967 war to what is now the reverse - a small strip of green on the
coast at Gaza, and a small sprinkling of isolated green bantustan
communities huddled in the middle of Israel.
The Jewish community in
Israel has been very successful in their ongoing purpose to achieve
dominion over all the lands of Palestine. They have achieved this by
abrogating and denying almost every international law that has been
established to govern how one group of people should interact with
another in times of peace and war, but mostly war.
many themes supported in William Cookâ€™s powerful book, the most
frequently reiterated is that of the corruption, abuse, and plain
denial of international law. Combined with other themes, Hope
Destroyed, Justice Denied sends out a very clear message: that the
Palestinians live under the control of one of the most brutal regimes
in our current world.
Read more: Reviewing the Rape of Palestine
Created on Thursday, 23 October 2008 06:55
Written by Peter Zaza
9/11 Truth Is "Splitting the Sky"
by Peter Zaza
entral to this Iroquois history is the legend of The Peace
Maker named Deganawida, a 19 year old Huron prophet and political
statesman who brought the Great Law to all five warring nations of the
Iroquois; Mohawk, Onieda, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca, uniting them
into a grand confederation.
Upon his visit to the Onondaga he was met
with opposition, as they would not consent to join the others, so the
Peace Maker made a deal that they should be known as the Faith Keepers,
and guard the sacred law.
Read more: Enter Twice the Peace Maker: Truth Is "Splitting the Sky"
Peace Maker and his legend grew as he brought good fortune along with
his message of togetherness. When the first League meeting was to
commence, the representatives from the five Iroquois nations brought
their weapons. The Peace Maker convinced them to bury their weapons
under the Great Tree of Peace, entrusting those who lived there to
always stand guard for the sake of the League.
Created on Thursday, 23 October 2008 06:11
Written by Press Release
South African Company Unveils World-Class Locally Developed Electric Car
by Optimal Energy
cape town, south a
frica - Optimal Energy, a
privately-owned South African company based in Cape Town that
specialises in optimal solutions for urban transport, has revealed
plans to launch Africaâ€™s first all electric vehicle.
Read more: South Africa's Newest Joule Discovery
named Joule, the zero emission car is a six-seater MPV (multi-purpose
vehicle). Designed by Optimal Energy in association with legendary
South African born automotive designer, Keith Helfet, the ultra sleek
Joule is scheduled to make its global debut at the Paris Motor Show
(04-19 October 2008).
Created on Thursday, 23 October 2008 05:50
Written by Press Release
Five Found Innocent of the â€œDespicableâ€ Crime of Observing the Murder of Seals in Canada
by Sea Shepherd News
Today, Quebec Provincial Court Judge Jean-Paul DÃ©coste declared the
defendants in the case of five seal-hunt observers innocent.
verdict has been anticipated by The Humane Society of the United States
and the Humane Society International since the case first began in
The defendants â€“ Canadians Rebecca Aldworth and Andrew Plumbly,
Americans Chad Sisneros and Pierre Grzybowski, and British citizen Mark
Glover â€“ are all representatives of the Humane Society of the United
States or members of the media.
Read more: â€œDespicableâ€ Crime of Observing the Murder of Seals in Canada
Created on Thursday, 23 October 2008 05:17
Written by The Real News
Zinn: Vote for Obama but Direct Action Needed
Read more: Zinn Backs Obama (with a proviso)
oward Zinn says real change will come when people take direct action to stop house foreclosures
Howard Zinn says vote against McCain, vote for Obama. Even though Obama
does not represent any fundamental change, he creates an opening for a
possibility of change. Obama will not fulfill that potential for
change, unless he is enveloped by a social movement, which is angry
enough, powerful enough, insistent enough, that he fills his abstract
phrases about change with some content. We need direct action, because
only that kind of indignation is going to have some affect on the
people in Washington.
Created on Thursday, 23 October 2008 04:15
Written by Diane Walsh
In These Days of Borg
by Diane Walsh
Orwell lives. No wait; it gets better. Greg Palastâ€™s latest literary
missile Armed Madhouse warns us we might actually be living in Orwellâ€™s
satirical world 1984.
Yikes!!! is right.
Worse weâ€™re living it as a
cartoon Borg species as if trapped in a ground hog day re-run. Worse
still it's like ground hog year 1984 playing out in our very lives over
and over again.
Read more: These Days of the Borg
Look at the mainstream press. Same
hegemonic bull as 2000 and 2004 elections years. More of the same
tricks. Think of Sarah Palin's recent speech where she talks about
"voter fraud". A classic reversal...as if voter fraud refers to voters
with "wrong" ID trying to sneak in their vote. When we all know it
should refer to the institutions and institutional figures who have
tried and are continuing to interfere to prevent democratic votes from
happening. I better not spell out actual chain syndicates or I might
be chased and trampled by a horse.
The clock rolls back.
Created on Thursday, 23 October 2008 04:05
Written by Mike Ferner
It's Our Turn Now
RESISTANCE AS IF IT REALLY MATTERED
by Mike Ferner
t is not pleasant to conclude that, contrary to what youâ€™ve
learned all your life, the place you call home has become just another
empire intent on enforcing its will on humanity.
Our discomfort is
trivial compared to the suffering of those living where our missiles
land, but still there are days when the latest news from the colonies
leaves you screaming with anguish and rage against the terror rained
upon the innocent without end.
Itâ€™s enough to make you want to
strike back in any way possible, understanding that doing so would be
to join those who rose up against impossible odds and at times fought
even the mighty Roman Empire or Englandâ€™s feudal aristocracy to a
Read more: Time to Resist Like You Mean It!
Created on Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:44
Written by Chris Hedges
The Idiots Who Rule America
by Chris Hedges
oligarchic class is incompetent at governing, managing the economy,
coping with natural disasters, educating our young, handling foreign
affairs, providing basic services like health care and safeguarding
That it is still in power, and will remain in power
after this election, is a testament to our inability to separate
illusion from reality. We still believe in â€œthe experts.â€ They still
believe in themselves.
They are clustered like flies swarming around
John McCain and Barack Obama. It is only when these elites are exposed
as incompetent parasites and dethroned that we will have any hope of
restoring social, economic and political order.
Read more: The Idiots Who Rule