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Who Lit California?

San Diego Builds a Statue to an Arsonist: Developers with Matches
By Mike Davis
This August, just as the first Santa Ana winds bent the boughs of the eucalyptus trees in Balboa Park, 500 wealthy business people and Republican Party donors raised their champagne glasses to salute "Mr. San Diego," Pete Wilson, as he unveiled a bronze statue of himself in downtown's Horton Plaza.
 
Wilson, of course, was the controversial, immigrant-baiting governor of California during the nineties; but the statue specifically apotheosizes his role as the political catalyst for San Diego's "downtown renaissance" during his earlier three terms as mayor of the city (1971-1983).

 
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Mukasey Waits Final Senate Approval

Michael B. Mukasey Must Be Rejected
by John Nichols
George Bush's nominee to replace disgraced former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, retired Federal Judge Michael B. Mukasey, must be rejected by the Senate Judiciary Committee for the same reason that Gonzales should have been rejected in 2005.

Like Gonzales, Mukasey refuses to accept that the president of the United States must abide by the laws of the land, beginning with the Constitution. In fact, this nominee to replace Gonzales -- the worst Attorney General since Calvin Coolidge forced Harry Micajah Daugherty to quit rather than face impeachment -- actually holds a more extreme position in defense of George Bush's imperial presidency than did Gonzales.



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Remaking Reality the Neocon Way

Remaking the World the Neocon Way
by Jack Random
As Pakistan joins the list of American allies on the verge of implosion, let us remember and pay homage to the Neocon dream – the dream of Wolfowitz, Perle, Cheney, Frum and Rumsfeld. 
 
Let us remember when the dream was painted in the glowing colors of freedom and democracy.  


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Disaster Response for the Chosen

Disaster Response for the Chosen
by Amy Goodman with Naomi Klein
Author and journalist Naomi Klein reacts to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of Michael Mukasey, which she calls an endorsement of state torture.
 
And she turns to California, where in last month’s wildfires a spate of new companies offered privatized solutions to emergency management -- only for those rich enough to afford it. 
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Return to Fallujah

What I Saw in Fallujah
by Dahr Jamail
On the day martial law was declared, US tanks began rolling into the outskirts of Fallujah, while war planes continued to pound the city with as many as 50,000 residents still inside.

Iyad Allawi, the US-installed interim prime minister, laid out the six steps for implementing his "security law". These entailed a 6pm curfew in Fallujah, the blocking of all highways except for emergencies and for government vehicles, the closure of all city and government services, a ban on all weapons in Fallujah, the closure of Iraq's borders with Syria and Jordan (except to allow passage to food trucks and vehicles carrying other necessary goods), and the closure of Baghdad International Airport for 48 hours.


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Warrior and War

The Warrior is the War
by Mickey Z.
On November 13, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial turns 25. According to the Memorial Fund President Jan Scruggs, the black wall has "helped people separate the warrior from the war, and it has helped a nation to heal."

How "healed" this nation might be is certainly open to debate. What should be patently evident is that separating "the warrior from the war" results in No Gun Ri, My Lai, Haditha, etc.
 
Such disconnection also makes it taboo to criticize or question "our heroes." (There are even many "anti-war" folks who vigorously defend the troops.) Even when faced with documented evidence of criminality, Americans will not equate the warrior with the war.



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A Cowed Nation's Wilful Surrender

Mad Cow Nation: America's Willing Surrender
by Chris Floyd  
Michael Massing has written a very important story about a very important truth: the main reason that the American people are so deeply uninformed about the reality of the war of aggression being waged in their names in Iraq is that they do not want to know.

Massing shows that the rigorous self-censorship practiced by the American people and the media is actually worse than the machinations of Big Brother in Orwell's 1984; at least in that fictional world, the draconian repression of reality was imposed by force at the hands of an all-powerful state – but today we are doing it to ourselves.
 

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At Last: House Moves on Cheney Impeachment Bill

Dennis Kucinich: Standing Tall in the House as Cheney Impeachment Bill Advances
by Dave Lindorff
Rep. Dennis Kucinich, the candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination that the mainstream media like to ignore or belittle, stands head and shoulders above the moral midgets and shriveled sophists in that contest, especially today, after he successfully forced the full House to vote to send his bill to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney to a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee.

Kucinich, whose Cheney impeachment bill, despite having 22 co-sponsors, has been stalled for over six months thanks to the unconscionable machinations of the Democratic Congressional leadership and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, should now get at least a genuine debate in the House Judiciary Committee. With enough pressure from constituents, his bill might even go into hearings.


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Karl Rove and A Daughter's Plea for Justice

A Daughter's Plea for Justice
by Dana Siegelman
For those of you who have been concerned about my dad, I am writing to update you on his condition and to ask for your help again.

After visiting my dad in prison, I have observed: They do not feed him nearly enough; he has no privacy; he works as a janitor everyday from 7-4; he is allowed few personal belongings, and; he lives with real criminals, (duh)! 
 
However, despite the negative conditions he is under, his spirit remains positive, and he retains his hope in coming justice.


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Deal with the Devil

The West’s Deal with the Devil
by Eric Margolis
This seems to be a month of historic guilt. Germany just opened a new memorial to Jewish victims of Nazi persecution. Armenians demand Turkey admit Ottoman-era massacres were genocide. Japan is being blasted anew for denying wartime atrocities. Spain is again racked by memories of crimes committee during its bloody civil war.

Yet the greatest crime in modern history, and bloodiest genocide, have almost vanished from our collective memory. Last week marked the 70th anniversary of the Great Terror in the Soviet Union in which tens of millions were murdered or imprisoned.


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Shrooming Vancouver Island’s Stumpfields

Shrooming in Vancouver Island’s Stumpfields
by Ingmar Lee
Every autumn I head out towards Jordan River to pick wild mushrooms. Years ago, having comprehended the scale of the industrial decimation of fish worldwide, I quit one of my favourite pastimes and channelled my predatory proclivities into the hunt for mushrooms instead.
 
 
The delight of discovering a luscious patch of mushrooms easily compares with the thrill of catching fish. But these days it’s getting more and more difficult to find a forest where wild mushrooms grow.


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