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Sam Hamod, Ph.D. is a graduate professor; he has taught courses in creative writing, politics, religion, mass media and intercultural relations. He has one of the very few PhDs awarded by The Writers Workshop of The Univ. of Iowa, has published 12 books of poems, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and has 3 more books under contract, including his memoirs, "At the Broadway Lounge: A Muslim Life in America." His M.A. and B.A. are from Northwestern University, and he went to Law School at The Univ. of Chicago. He is the former Director of The Islamic Center in Washington, DC; he founded and edited THIRD WORLD NEWS in Wash, DC; has taught at Princeton, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, Howard and Valparaiso. He also served as an advisor to the State Department and worked on the "peace process" between Palestine and Israel in Wash, DC. He founded www.todaysalternativenews.com in 2000. He has lectured and read his work all over America, the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

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CIA Director John Brennan, From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Feinstein Must Subpoena Brennan of CIA and Put Him Under Oath About CIA Spying Let us pepper Feinstein and Brennan with emails and letters to have him testify under oath before the senate committee on public media so that we can all find out as much truth as is possible to ascertain. In this way, perhaps we can pressure them both to do their jobs in a responsible manner, by serving the American people as they are charged to do.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 24, 2013
Falling Faster and Further Into the Abyss If, and when, America should lose its reserve currency status, there will be a lot of hand wringing and shouting and blaming in America and anger at the world, but the truth is known to many of us in the world -- it will be America's own fault, not the fault of others. our lives will continue to collapse and we will fall faster and further into this abyss we're already rapidly falling into.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 22, 2011
To Be In Love Happy holidays to all humanity! Just something for this special season about LOVE -- which we need more of in this world.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 25, 2011
Dangerous Precedents Have Been Set by Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron and Hague If this internationally illegal behavior -- this action -- is allowed to go unpunished, then we can expect chaos throughout the world. No leader of any nation will be safe, and that includes the warmongering group of four: Obama, Hague, Cameron and Sarkozy.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 18, 2011
Robert Gates Was Correct: They Should Have Their Heads Examined for Starting Another War It is impossible to have three known wars, along with the new warlike behavior of AFRICOM, and an unofficially declared war on Pakistan, and still save our American people and our economy. This is pure madness. Our leaders say we want peace, but a wise man once said, "You can't make peace by war." Unfortunately, America, Britain and France have not learned that lesson.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 16, 2011
It Is Time For The Warmongers to Step Back -- or Step Down The UN resolution that was passed was simply for a "no fly zone." It said nothing about replacing or "ousting" Qaddafi. Also, it turns out the Arab League did not have a full quorum, but voted to support this attack on Qaddafi in error. The Arab League secretary general, Amr Moussa, is now sorry that he led the rhetorical assault that the Saudi's and Americans pushed for.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 13, 2011
If We Follow Obama's Logic... What's fair is fair, and we should be responsible for fairness and for the humanitarian needs of the American people. Far too many of us are suffering daily under a government that flouts the law, starts wars that wastes money and lives, destroys social safety nets to rake in more money for wars.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 9, 2011
Recollections of my Life: Col. Mu'ummar Qaddafi, The Leader of the Revolution April 8, 2011 As selfish as they were they wanted more, and they told Americans and other visitors they needed "democracy" and "freedom," never realizing it was a cut-throat system, where the biggest dog eats the rest.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 6, 2011
America Can't Properly Govern Itself, Let Alone Govern the World Clearly, America cannot govern itself in a civilized nor psychologically sane manner, so why should it feel it should lead the world?
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 11, 2011
Secret American Atom Tests On Ocean Floor Creating Earthquakes, Tsunamis? Some Questions Considering all the lies the American government has told the world as well as US citizens, I no longer have any faith in our government's honesty or morality. One has also to look at what they did -- and are doing -- to Private Bradley Manning, torturing and humiliating him until he is reportedly "catatonic" just because he told the truth.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 8, 2011
ARE THE REPUBLICANS OUT OF THEIR MINDS? I THINK SO Hey Sarah Palin, Hannity, Colmes, Beck, Bonehead, Cantor, King, Scott Walker and the rest of you -- just shut the government down, and you'll regret it for the rest of your lives. You dummies!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 7, 2011
AFRICAN UNION, DESTROY IT: THE SECRET AGENDA OF AMERICA AND THE EU There were a few stories about this African Command in some of our newspapers, but then nothing; and Africans leaders are upset about it. They are also upset about our new naval base in Djibouti. But none of our major media ever talks about it anymore, and none talk about the Qaddafi money that bankrolls the African Union.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 4, 2011
Four Sides of the Libyan Situation A serious weakness in the West is that we think our way is the only way. This ethno-centrism, and the greed of our government to control the resources of other countries, has hindered our ability to understand others and has led not only to a loss of American prestige and moral leadership in the world, but to fear of American neo-imperialism.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 3, 2011
NEVER FORGET RWANDA REMEMBER RWANDA. There was no oil, so millions were needlessly slaughtered while the US and the EU stood idly by. But there IS oil in Libya, and that's the reason the US, the UK and France are so anxious to get their troops into Libya and take Qaddafi out of power.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 1, 2011
WHO IS DELUSIONAL -- QADDAFI, OR OBAMA, BERNANKE, GEITHNER? Delusional? I don't know if Qaddafi is, except perhaps in our media, but we'd better examine our own dear leaders in both parties, take a look at our present and future situation -- and then decide who is delusional.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 28, 2011
America Being Led Into War by Chickenhawks Again Qaddafi has been in our gun-sights since 1980, based on the same kinds of lies Bush told us about Iraq.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 27, 2011
Robert LaFollette Turns Over In His Grave: Poor Wisconsin, How A Cruel and Corrupt Man Became Governor If I still lived in Wisconsin, I'd start a petition to have Scott Walker removed from office for malfeasance. It is my hope that someone who has the spirit of Robert La Follette will do just that -- go after Gov. Walker and have him removed from office.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 26, 2011
AS TO QADDAFI, DEMOCRACY AND NEO-COLONIALISM I'm not sure what the truth is in Libya today, but I do know that colonialism is not dead, and America and the EU still feel it is their manifest destiny to "rule the third world," and of course, take what they want while they "enchant" the people with the sweet word, "democracy," which many think is paradise.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 13, 2011
The Heritage of President Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Future of Egypt The Egyptian military will run things until a stable situation is achieved, until a civilian authority is put into place, with a democratic vote for parliament and other offices. In the meantime, I hope the US, Israel, Iran and others will keep their dark OP hands out of Egypt, but I fear they will be meddling and, while rhetorically calling for "democracy," will be trying to subvert it.
(36 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 5, 2011
The Unfortunate Truth About Ronald Reagan -- Neither a Great Nor Good President Reagan was the kind of man that President Eisenhower feared would one day be in the White House. Sadly, his fears were born out with the arrival of the actor Ronald Reagan, a man who did not write his own speeches, could not keep his mind together for more than two sentences, who was a fool in international politics and destroyed the America we all loved and believed in.

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