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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.
(12 comments) SHARE 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.
(5 comments) SHARE 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 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 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 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 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.
(9 comments) SHARE 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 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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 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 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 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 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 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.