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Sherwood Ross worked as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News and contributed a regular "Workplace" column for Reuters. He has contributed to national magazines and hosted a talk show on WOL, Washington, D.C. In the Sixties he was active as public relations director for a major civil rights organization.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 11, 2014 U.S. Overthrow in the Ukraine Risks Nuclear War With Russia
President Obama is out of control. He has challenged Russia by subverting the government of The Ukraine and risking WWIII in the process. The Nation magazine notes he has done this without a ripple of dissent from Congress. Worse, where is the protest from the American people?
(13 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 21, 2009 Obama Expands the American Warfare State
Obama's new $664 billion Pentagon budget is $21 billion higher (four percent) than the final Bush budget. It includes $65 billion for Afghanistan and $61 billion for Iraq. Why?
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 15, 2008 LAW SCHOOL TO SPONSOR BUSH WAR CRIMES TRIAL
Organizations that want to put President Bush and his accomplices on trial for war crimes will convene at the Massachusetts School of Law September 13-14 to map out an action blueprint to bring them to justice.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 8, 2007 Nuclear Power Not Clean, Green or Safe
Both President Bush and Vice President Cheney are touting the nuclear industry line that it is clean, green and safe, but Dr. Helen Caldicott's book says otherwise. Worth a read.
(8 comments) SHARE Friday, December 5, 2008 Why Those Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theories Ain't So
Step back and look at the big picture of events in 1941 to understand why those conspiracy theories about Pearl Harbor just ain't so. Many attacks appear to be politically motivated, charging liberal president FDR with treason but remaining silent about General Douglas MacArthur, who, knowing of the attack on Pearl Harbor, did not order his air force into action!
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 31, 2014 UN And Japanese Covering Up Fukushima Peril
Nuclear accidents today threaten the very existence of life on the planet---and they do happen. Much of Europe was contaminated by the accident at Chernobyl, causing about 1-million deaths, and much of Japan is being contaminated by Fukushima. The truth about what is happening in these catastrophes is so awful that the Japanese government, like the Russian government before it, is suppressing vital information.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 10, 2014 Fukushima Disaster Will Never End, Dr. Caldicott Warns
Fukushima's nuclear plants cannot be "cleaned up" and its radioactive contamination will have medical ramifications that will never cease, says Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Helen Caldicott, who urges closing down the world's 440 nuclear power plants currently endangering the human race.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 19, 2006 How The United States Came to Bomb Civilians
America's use of cluster bombs today and its threats of using nuclear weapons have their roots in the indiscriminate bombing campaigns begun during World War Two.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 30, 2011 The Pentagon Rules America: Militarism and the Crisis of the Civilian Economy
The Pentagon spends more for war than all 50 states spend for all peaceful purposes; the Pentagon's armed forces are bigger than the next dozen countries combined; the Pentagon leads the world in arms sales; and the Pentagon operates 800 overseas bases for "defense" when, in fact, they are used, like Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, for aggression.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 5, 2012 Is America a Police State?
You know you live in a police state when the president orders the assassination (i.e., murder) of American citizens without bothering to arrest them and bring them to trial. You know you live in a police state when police forces across the country attack unarmed and non-violent citizen protesters with pepper spray and clubs.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 23, 2006 Anthrax Attacks on U.S. Congress Were Inside Job
Five years have elapsed yet the FBI has not found the anthrax killer/s that attacked the U.S. Congress. A distinguished authority on bioterrorism says likely the attacks were an inside job and the FBI may well be covering up. Will the new Congress do anything?
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 22, 2015 Chomsky: Leaders Ignore Einstein-Russell Warning
The recklessness of the Obama administration, like those that came before it, is nowhere better illustrated than in the continuing enhancement of its nuclear weapons arsenal. Instead of shutting down this miserable and dangerous nuclear establishment, President Obama has authorized a trillion dollar modernization operation, one of the greatest transfers of wealth of all times from taxpayers to the MIC.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 28, 2009 Obama Never Considered Diplomacy In Afghanistan
Diplomacy? Calling an end to offensive operations upon taking office? Negotiating a withdrawal from Afghanistan? These considerations apparently never entered President Obama's mind.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 9, 2014 Obama Drone Campaign "Verges on Genocide" Legal Authority Says
Can the American people stand by idly while the President orders his military and CIA lieutenants to murder people in cold blood? Among his other crimes it now appears that Mr. Obama may also be guilty of genocide, according to Francis Boyle, the distinguished international legal authority at the University of Illinois.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 23, 2014 AP Slams Obama on Press Freedom
President Obama not only has reversed his campaign pledge to bring greater transparency to the news business, he has acted to demolish one press freedom after another.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 8, 2008 U.S., Allies, Torture Kids in Iraqi Prisons
Bush occupying forces and their Iraqi allies have held more than 6,000 childrens captive, and some of them reportedly have been raped, tortured, and otherwise abused. It may take a generation to wash the American flag clean of the Bush-Cheney stains.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, September 12, 2008 CIA's 1953 Overthrow of Iran Reaps Bitter Harvest For USA
It was all about oil when the CIA overthrew the democratic government of Iran in 1953 and it's all about oil today. That action has haunted the US ever since in the Middle East and led to counter-terrorism against America. What the Eisenhower administration did in Iraq is little known to the American public.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Solitary Confinement In U.S. Prisons Making Thousands Psychotic
Where's the public outcry over the use of prolonged solitary confinement in our State and federal prisons? This form of mental crucifixion is deliberately used to destroy human beings and has been condemned by human rights authorities, yet the American public goes on paying big bucks to enable politicians to impose it.
(14 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Committee To Prosecute Bush Revs Up
If the Bush gang responsible for the atrocities in Iraq thought their troubles were going to be over after January 20th, they are mistaken. There's at least a small handful of determined academics and others out there who aren't going to be easily put off.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 19, 2008 How Jack Goldsmith Gave Torture Green Light
Harvard law professor Jack Goldsmith when head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel wrote or accepted opinions permitting torture and the transfer of prisoners out of Iraq for torture.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, January 21, 2008 Boycotts of U.S. Brands Affecting Economy
Bush's war is not only sucking a trillion dollars from taxpayer's pockets, it's costing billions of dollars in lost sales throughout corporate America.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Boyle Charges U.S. Germ Warfare Program "Criminal Enterprise"
The international legal authority who drafted the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989--adopted by both houses of Congress without a single negative vote--now says the U.S. is in flagrant violation of the law as it is engaged in criminal germ warfare activity.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 14, 2009 "Where's My Million Dollars?" Swindled Senior Asks
Thousands of elderly Americans are being swindled by high pressure salesmen telling them they've won hundreds of thousands, or millions, of dollars. Jason's sad story shows how the con works.
SHARE Friday, October 9, 2009 Newspaper Decline Traced To Wide Illiteracy
With 50 million illiterate and semi-literate Americans why should anyone be surprised newspapers are losing circulation and so few households purchase even one book a year?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 9, 2015 U.S. Banks Bankrolling Nuclear Arms
Unbeknown to you, your friendly banker may be investing in nuclear weapons whose use may destroy life on Earth, including you and your family. The financial institutions investing the heaviest are American and include Bank of (Goodbye?) America, State Street, JPMorgan Chase, and Citigroup, among other notables.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, February 16, 2015 U.S., Russian, Nuclear Exchange Would Destroy Human Race
Russia has held its largest nuclear war rehearsals ever; Russia and the U.S. are at loggerheads over the strife in the Ukraine; the dangers of a nuclear war starting by intent or accident are growing; here, scientist Steven Starr describes the impact of just one nuclear bomb exploded over Times Square, New York. The city, it is believed, may have as many as 10 of them targeting it.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, October 10, 2014 U.S., Russia, Go On Hair-Trigger Alert
The Cold War is back, not necessarily because the U.S. State Department accidentally "bungled" things, either. It is back by deliberate policy, it is back as President Obama has announced another trillion dollars will be spent to replace the U.S. military machine as it ages.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, March 30, 2009 Space Race Hikes Risk of Nuclear War
An unchecked race to militarize space is underway that is increasing the risk of an accidental nuclear war, an authority on space warfare says.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, July 2, 2012 Hate Crimes Against U.S. Muslims On The Rise
Are Muslims the new American Negroes? As they comprise just about 1 percent of the population, they do not have the numbers that African-Americans could muster in the Sixties to wage massive protests in defense of their rights. What's more, Afro-Americans never had a government-inspired propaganda campaign vilifying them as terrorists. In short, Muslims may be an easier minority to kick around.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, August 17, 2009 WINNERS AND LOSERS IN THE AMERICAN WARFARE STATE
Defense contractors and oil firm CEOs have made billions in profits from the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. The article looks at some of the winners and the many losers.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, March 6, 2015 3 U.S. Nuclear War Labs Should Be Shut
The nation's three nuclear research laboratories are running on a treadmill of self-perpetuation that is going to cost the taxpayers a trillion dollars for nuclear weapons they likely do not want and certainly do not need. Greg Mello's remarks probably will surprise many Americans as they are not being informed of the operations of the labs and their role in enhancing the nuclear danger to humanity.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 13, 2009 2 GOP Appointed Judges Shame America
Republicans like to claim they seek judicial appointments who will be strict constructionists, yet they appoint judges such as Silberman and Kavanaugh that ignore the basic human rights granted in the Constitution.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, March 2, 2007 Bush Cutbacks VA Hospitals But Praised Walter Reed
The Pentagon may have sacked the director of Walter Reed Hospital but his facility was swamped with wounded from Afghanistan and Iraq. Only four years ago Bush PRAISED Walter Reed while working to cut back medical care at the nation's VA hospitals.
(14 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Obama Pledged Government "Transparency" But Threatens Investigative Reporters
Reports on how government is having a chilling effect on news gathering is reminiscent of what American reporters found in Germany after Hitler took over. That is, people were afraid to talk to the press and the press had to meet in secret. Spies were everywhere, just as Mr. Obama would have one government employee spy on another government employee.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 25, 2009 Chomsky Gets Top Pentagon "Honor"
Considering that the Pentagon is the most powerful war machine that ever was and has killed and wounded millions of innocent people and destroyed a couple of civilizations, it's something of an honor if they ban one of your books. Noam Chomsky has reason to be proud.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Bush's Warmed Over "Master Race" Philosophy
The idea America has been "called" to spread democracy to the world has been used by presidents for at least a century. Hitler saw Germany at the top of a racial totem pole. The U.S. sees itself atop a nationalist totem pole. Bush may not say Americans are better than Iraqis but he doesn't have to. He acts that way.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 26, 2009 No Chance Obama's War in Afghanistan Will Succeed
If Afghans are dying by the thousands and Pakistanis have become refugees by the millions to ensure Obama's political survival, the U.S. has lost any vestige of moral authority. Is it thinkable to ask what if the purpose of the war is not "victory" but to keep the engines of the military-industrial complex humming?
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 7, 2014 More Whites Also Sinking Into Poverty
As the Obama government expands its military presence around the world, it continues to neglect the American people, whose poverty is deepening. Defense contractors never had it so good but the general public is going broke.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 3, 2014 Apply Non-Violent Direct Action to Military Industrial Complex
The Military-Industrial Complex is reaping huge profits from the manufacture of war materials. As it is being encouraged by Congress it must be brought to a standstill by some other force: and this article advocates the use of mass demonstrations, general strikes, and other labor movement-type tactics.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 9, 2013 America The Beautiful's Germ Warfare Rash
This article first appeared in The Humanist magazine five years ago. It describes USA's germ warfare research, a program that endangers the nation and is a multi-billion dollar waste of taxpayers dollars. It is reprinted here in the hope scholars will update information on this very dangerous, and apparently criminal, program.
SHARE Wednesday, January 9, 2008 Law School Aptitude Tests Screen Out Minorities
Why are fewer than 4% of all lawyers African-American and Hispanic? One key reason is that Law School Aptitude Tests screen them out. That goes for poor whites as well. Fewer minority lawyers, fewer lawyers from poor backgrounds, equals tax legislation in Congress to favor the rich.... think about it.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, June 22, 2015 America Going, (Going, Gone!) To The Dogs (Of War)
When will Americans connect the fact that the humane activities of America---doing right by its citizens--are being starved so that the military-industrial complex(MIC) can live off the fat of the land? What's worse, the money MIC spends is actually for aggression that is killing millions of innocent people overseas. If Americans are going to take their country back, impeaching Obama is a good place to start.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 5, 2015 Who's Playing "Hide and Cheat"?
Israel's opposition to President Obama's historic breakthrough pact with Iran needs to be seen in the light of Israel's spying on the U.S.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 26, 2013 U.S. To Stay in Afghanistan To Harvest Opium Crop?
Virtually since its founding the CIA has been engaged repeatedly in drug dealing around the world---Laos, Burma, Nicaragua, Colombia, etc. Is it just possible that President Obama, a former CIA employee and the Agency's Good Buddy in the highest place, wants U.S. forces to remain in Afghanistan to aid the CIA in its drug-related work?
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 11, 2013 U.S., Russia, China, All Torture Prisoners
The world's three most powerful nations all lock up more citizens by far than other nations and are all guilty of torture----or worse---in their treatment of those prisoners.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, December 15, 2008 Obama Should Drop Plans For Afghan War Escalation
The more bombs the U.S. drops in Afghanistan, the more it is hated. And why destroy a country and kill thousands of civilians to get at a handful of terrorists, assuming bin Laden actually did mastermind the 9/11 strike, for which there is no definite proof. Better to send in the Peace Corps and spend the money on reconstruction, not destruction.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, September 23, 2013 A Mean-Spirited Israel Rejects Iran's Olive Branch
Even though Iran has not attacked another nation in modern times, Israel asserts it has a nuclear arms development program. This from a country that is sitting on an arsenal of hundreds of atomic bombs it will not allow the United Nations to inspect.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, January 1, 2010 Ridding America Of The Warmongers
People power can overcome power politics. Popular movements have succeeded in toppling tyrannical, dictatorial, and authoritarian regimes in former Communist countries throughout Eastern Europe as well as in Asia, Latin America, and recently in the Middle East. It is time for Americans to exercise people power here in the United States.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, October 19, 2009 Obama Steps Up Killer Drone Raids Despite Civilian Deaths
President Obama is at the helm of an expanded assassination program---an activity the U.S. deplored only a few short years ago. The targets may be those the Pentagon and CIA define as bad guys but apparently scores, or hundreds, of civilians are being killed as well. Obama has greatly ramped up the killings George W. Bush began. Obama began sanctioning CIA strikes his 3rd day in office. Change we can believe in?
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 20, 2012 US Plan to Attack Iran with Nuclear Weapons, Devised Under Bush
The U.S. currently has several, nuclear-armed carrier task forces in waters near Iran and has built more than 40 military bases in the countries surrounding Iran. The U.S. reportedly has 20,000 nuclear bombs available to use and Israel reportedly has another 200, whereas Iran is not known to have one. U.S. military spending of $700 billion a year, moreover, is 100 times the rate of Iran's $7 billion annual military outlay.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 18, 2013 Historic Drought Ravages Southwest U.S.
Climate warming is a factor in the drought afflicting the American Southwest, burning up cotton, wheat, soy and corn crops, costing untold numbers of jobs, depleting water supplies and escalating food prices, a national magazine reports. This is taking place largely during the Obama administration. Seemingly, the president's attention is fixed on foreign policy. Is he fiddling while the Southwest burns?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Obama Nominates "War Criminal" Barron To First Circuit Court
It's payback! Harvard law professor David Barron's nomination to the bench of the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston looks very much like daybook for the work Barron did for the president as a former employee in the Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 2, 2013 Crime of Guantanamo Continuing Under Obama
Any legitimate legal authority anywhere in the world can call for the arrest of President Obama, who is subject to prosecution under a number of different statutes, the distinguished international legal author Francis Boyle says. Not the least of his crimes is the ongoing torture of Muslim and Arab prisoners in Guantanamo.
SHARE Monday, September 3, 2007 MISDIRECTION OF NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH PRIORITIES
Two years ago, a majority of microbiology researchers receiving grants from the National Insitutes of Health protested the Bush Administration's switch in funding from actual killer diseases such as flu to bioterror "threats" such as anthrax. The response to date: zero.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 13, 2014 U.S. Owes Iraq Trillions For Making Illegal War
The U.S. has never paid Viet Nam for the death and destruction it inflicted in that war; it hasn't paid Nicaragua for its role there, and there is no sign it will pay a dime for the hell it raised in Iraq. But an authority on the Philosophy of Law says that it should and also that President George W. Bush, who made the war, and his cabinet, should be executed and Americans taxed 1% of their paychecks.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 26, 2014 U.S. Poverty Crisis Cries Out for Sixties Style Direct Action
The numbers of Americans sliding into poverty are on the increase even though President Obama says the time of austerity is over. Since he continues to spend for war and destruction in the absence of a credible enemy, it is up to the American public to take to the streets.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Pentagon Research May Be Dangerous to Your Health
The Pentagon not only gets Americans killed in aggressive wars around the world but, in chewing up their tax dollars for war, starves the government of the money needed to push research that would expand the human lifespan.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 27, 2015 Making Corporate Offshore Tax Dodging A Campaign Issue
Probably the vast majority of honest tax-payers oppose the current practice by corporations of setting up post office box headquarters in Bermuda and like places to dodge paying taxes. If this practice isn't stopped, Jane and Joe Taxpayers are going to pay what the corporation evades.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, July 22, 2011 Commentary: Impeach Obama Now
Worse than anything Obama has done or not done domestically, are the illegal wars he's waging across Asia and Africa, several of which he inherited from the preceding criminal in the Oval Office and to which he might have made a speedy end. Americans can never put right the destruction and death we have wrought in recent years. Sadly, we are not even thinking about it.
SHARE Saturday, November 29, 2008 No Child Left Behind "Trojan Horse" For Pentagon Recruiters
No Child Left Behind was enacted early in the Bush administration and it gave military recruiters unprecedented access to the public school population. Did the Bush Gang know then they were going to make a war and had they decided to fill the ranks from the poor and minorities rather than reinstitute the draft? One wonders.
(29 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 11, 2009 Obama May Let CIA Torturers Walk
On the greatest moral issue facing the nation---that of torture---President Obama has signaled the CIA its officials and operatives will not be held responsible for their crimes.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 30, 2008 Pentagon Recruiters Target Afro And Hispanic Kids
Not exactly flooded with determined citizens ready to fight to defend their country, the Pentagon has turned to strategically recruiting African-American and Hispanic kids to fight in its war of aggression.
(17 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Liberals Feel Betrayed By Obama
After sweating to elect him, America's liberals feel betrayed by President Obama's plan to restart military tribunals, which he denounced during his election campaign. And that's not all.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 30, 2015 Joan of Arc, President Obama, and The Dark Ages
As we remember the martyrdom of Joan of Arc on this day in 1431, we need to consider how President Obama has turned the clock back to the 15th Century and his culpability for the murder of thousands of civilians, including 200 children by drone attacks.
SHARE Tuesday, September 9, 2008 See Bush War Crimes Conference on Streaming Video
See the Conference to map plans to prosecute President Bush and high-level aides for alleged war crimes on streaming video Sept. 13-14 live from Andover, Mass. See famed Los Angeles prosecutor/author Vincent Bugliosi and national and international war crimes authorities discuss the ways to actively start prosecution.
SHARE Thursday, March 13, 2014 Barack Obama: A Monarch For Our Times
For some years now, we have been referring to our imperial presidents, a term that can be thought to glorify , as well as to vilify, them. In fact, the phrase is much too generous. A closer examination of Mr. Obama's conduct reveals that this imperial president ranks with "Bloody Mary" of England and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. It is despicable to compare him to Caligula, etc., but facts are facts.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, January 19, 2009 The Coming Fight Over EFCA
EFCA will help level the playing field for labor organizers if Congress enacts it. Trouble is, short-sighted employers such as Wal-Mart don't recognize it's in their best interests and will make them more profitable.
(13 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 13, 2015 Obama Versus Hersh: Who's Telling The Truth?
Over and again, the Obama administration threatened its own employees not to talk about the bin Laden slaying. This was done likely to suppress the truth, that his murder was an execution, not a battle, and that he was probably unarmed.
(12 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 21, 2010 Is it US Strategy to Wage Perpetual War in Afghanistan?
Americans must consider the possibility that when candidate Obama conveyed the impression he favored withdrawing U.S. troops in 2011 that that perhaps was never his real intention at all. This president may not be a captive of the CIA but he is a former CIA employee and enables the CIA's role in the Middle East.
SHARE Friday, January 9, 2009 Bush, Aides, Rejected Anti-Torture Warnings
President Bush and his top aides received numerous warnings that their torture policies were war crimes, but ignored them. Here's Report that will be basis of Complaint submitted to the Obama Administration in near future.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, April 13, 2007 Texas A&M Hid Facts About Stricken Biolab Student
Why did Texas A&M not report one of its students in a biodefense laboratory was stricken with a serious disease that can also be fatal in some cases? It was only 14 months after the event and only when threatened with legal action that the university admitted what happened. Texas A&M is not alone, by the way. University researchers all over the country are not disclosing the scope of their so-called "biodefense" work.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 2, 2006 Many High Bush Officials Broke Laws Against Torture
More than 20 high officials in the Bush Administration bear responsibility for the radical change allowing U.S. military jailers and CIA agents to torture prisoners. Former President Bill Clinton and several of his CIA aides also bear responsibility.
(15 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 24, 2009 Notes From The American Lunatic Asylum
Americans have lived with government-spawned lies and delusions for so long they don't know their place of residence is a nut house. Go to Sweden and ask any person on the street whether terrorists have it in for them because they are envious of Sweden's democracy. See what kind of look you get.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 25, 2009 CIA's Panetta Okays Renditions
Not only is the CIA's Leon Panetta not going to penalize Agency torturers, he says he will continue the illegal rendition program!
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 28, 2009 CIA Crucified Captive At Abu Ghraib
The CIA has crucified a prisoner at Abu Ghraib, according to a reliable source. This murder sets the cause of justice back two thousand years. At least Christ had a trial.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Hospital Price-Gouging Widespread
The inflated charges hospitals are imposing for emergency room and inpatient services are exploding---and American taxpayers are paying a big share of the burden.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, July 3, 2009 Obama Has No Legal Authority For Afghan War
An authority on international law says President Obama has no authority either from Congress or the United Nations to step up the war in Afghanistan and is creating a humanitarian catastrophe in Pakistan as well.
(14 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Failure To Prosecute Bush For War Crimes Threatens World Peace
If killers are free to kill and can walk away from their crimes, it is likely others will follow their example. Former President George W. Bush is one prominent example. This article cites three outstanding lawyers/human rights figures who establish beyond doubt the culpability of President Bush---and the remedies that may yet be taken.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 2, 2012 U.S. Favorite al-Maliki Persecuting His Enemies
That Iraq is worse off today for America's war of aggression is beyond dispute---but how close to the precipice of utter disaster is spelled out in an article published in "Foreign Affairs" magazine. If this report doesn't discourage the warmongers from attacking Iran as they did in Iraq for the loftiest of reasons, it's hard to imagine what will. Where is the outcry for rebuilding this shattered country?
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, July 4, 2008 U.S. Funding Terror Attacks In Iran
The White House, with Congressional support, is waging a covert war inside Iran that is killing military personnel and innocent persons as well.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, July 7, 2008 What Military-Industrial Complex?
As Senator Obama slides ever more to the right, it is doubtful the public will hear much about cutting the military-industrial complex down to size.
SHARE Sunday, June 10, 2007 Bush "Preventive War" Doctrine Fails In Iraq
"Preventive War" is a doctrine that supposedly leads to quick victory. Apart from its moral bankruptcy, it has not achieved that military end in Iraq, a noted scholar and West Point graduate postulates in his book, "The New American Militarism."
SHARE Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Time to Make Corporations Pay Taxes They're Avoiding
U.S. blue-ribbon companies are lining up as never before to open "headquarters" overseas where they can incorporate in a low-tax environment. They still want to keep their businesses in the U.S., of course. Just give us the billions we want in tax breaks.
SHARE Sunday, September 29, 2013 Why Obama May Stand Up To Netanyahu
If President Obama is looking for a "legacy," there's no better place to start than by standing up to the Israeli Prime Minister and for peace with Iran.
(13 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 31, 2009 Is Obama Truly Serious About Ending Failed "War On Drugs"?
By legalizing drugs, the way the country legalized alcohol in the Thirties, the government could deal a sharp blow to the drug cartels just as it did to Al Capone and other organized crime moonshiners that supplied the speakeasies.
(9 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 6, 2008 Bush Arms Buildup Rivals Hitler and Stalin
A sure sign tyrants are on the warpath is their military spending. President Bush's budget-busting outlays for the Pentagon recall similar buildups by Hitler and Stalin.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 23, 2007 How Powerful is Jewish Lobby in the U.S?
The U.S. is full of lobbies that attempt to influence U.S. foreign and domestic policies. In view of the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East, new attention is being paid to the Jewish Lobby.
(15 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 4, 2008 Slavery, American-Style, Must Be Abolished!
Millions of American workers are working two and three jobs and being paid so poorly they can't get ahead. President-elect Obama would do well to concentrate on helping them rise out of poverty. Lifting 50-million Americans out of poverty would solve a lot of problems on Wall Street and Detroit.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 1, 2009 Housing Crisis Pushing Up Homelessness
While President Bush drove millions of Iraqis out of their homes, his neglect of housing at home was creating a like situation. Now the housing crisis is making matters worse.
SHARE Friday, November 2, 2007 Karen Hughes, "PR," and Perverted Science
Hughes resignation underscores Bush failure to put a good face on his failed Middle East policy. Even to imagine she or anyone else could achieve that indicates Bush is not in touch with reality.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, April 20, 2007 Pakistan Army Suffered 700 Killed Vs. Taliban
Vice President Dick Cheney keeps urging Islamabad to go after the Taliban who rule the border provinces along Afghanistan but Pakistan's military dictator knows if he does, he'll lose. The only way to bring lasting peace to the region is to have democratic elections, and the dictator is afraid to hold them. In short, Pakistan is on the brink. All this from The Nation magazine.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 25, 2009 The Shame of Diego Garcia
Do the ends justify any means? Apparently they did when the Navy wanted to convert a sleepy island in the Indian Ocean into a formidable naval base, the kind from which it could launch wars.
(10 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 19, 2016 Anti-Trump Forces In Arizona Handed Him A Big Victory Today
The anti-Trump protesters in Arizona have given the GOP front-runner a big victory today, one he is sure to make the most of by playing the role of the aggrieved citizen whose opponents would deny him his Constitutional rights.
SHARE Sunday, July 1, 2012 N.Y. Police Department Spying On Muslims From N.J. To Canada
The New York City Police Department like the FBI are devoting vast resources to hunting down alleged Muslim terrorists. And it looks very much as though the FBI may be framing some of those it has arrested and is dragging into court. At least one judge has said the FBI has literally manufactured the crime. Does this make you think the War on Terror is a phony?
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 2, 2007 HOW BUSH BACKERS CHEATED KERRY OUT OF WHITE HOUSE
In his new book, investigative reporter Greg Palast spells out the various ways Democrats were cheated out of their votes in 2004, and warns the GOP will try these tricks again in 2008.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, December 3, 2007 Pentagon Appears Poised To Resume Open-Air Testing of Biological Weapons
The Pentagon has denied President Bush has given it a directive to resume open-air testing of biological weapons but the Pentagon's report to Congress indicates it is about ready to do just that, if it hasn't started to do so already. This would breech a 28-year moratorium begun by President Nixon.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Drone Strikes Affecting Thousands in Pakistan, Fueling Hatred of U.S.
Residents of Pakistan's tribal areas, the targets of increasing numbers of U.S. drone attacks, live in greater fear than Britons during the "Blitz" of World War II. Their plight is made even worse by the CIA's practice of attacking first responders who come to the aid of those stricken. The result has been that first responders are refusing to come so that the wounded often are just left to die.
(11 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 20, 2009 What Individuals Can Do To Oppose Warfare State
As more Americans realize they are not getting anywhere at the polls, they are considering other forms of protesting the warfare state. Here are some of them and some suggestions from the writer, who was involved in the civil rights movement in the Sixties.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 10, 2012 U.S. Public Brainwashed To Hate Iran
The American public is so ignorant (and apathetic) concerning foreign policy that it lacks even the common sense to know when it is being dragged into a war of aggression.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 8, 2007 Bush Spreads Guantanamo Gangrene Globally
Bush expanding U.S. prisons around the world where captives are being psychologically and physically tortured with no recourse to lawyers or trials. Nothing better exemplifies the degenerate character of the president.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 2, 2015 The Water Crisis is Here
Future historians may well regard America's leaders today as mad when considering the sums they spend on war in a time when rivers and taps are running dry, deserts are growing, and city water supplies are in peril of pollution or outright decay.
(11 comments) SHARE Friday, June 26, 2015 Obama's Wars Hurting America's Middle Class
Obama has failed to use his office for the betterment of humanity, instead, turning the nation instead into an ever-improved killing machine. Lost are precious opportunities to cure the world of disease and provide pure water for its abject millions. What's more Obama is taking the American middle class with him down the road to war, poverty and suffering.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 31, 2008 Is America Fascist?
With each passing day the Bush regime brings America closer to the totalitarian police state. It has established a number of key conditions prerequisite to any takeover. It needs to be repudiated and the President and Vice President need to be impeached.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 7, 2008 Catholic Church Crisis Could Have Been Avoided
Instead of attempting to conceal the assaults on children by priests,Catholic Church officials might have responded differently, putting the victims first and stopping child abuse cold.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Obama's "No Apology" Stance For Nukes Mirrors No Prosecution of CIA
President Obama's dodge to excuse CIA torturers from prosecution for their Bush era war crimes when he took office was that he wanted to "look forward." Result: the CIA has killed thousands of additional people during his term. Now, he won't apologize for USA's WWII nuclear attacks when he visits Hiroshima this month on the same grounds. In fact, what he terms looking forward actually is turning a blind eye to war crimes.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, September 25, 2009 Non-Violent Responses To War Must Be Considered
What, oh what is to be done about the Pentagon war machine? Is the non-violent response the answer? Would it work in disputes between nations as it did in India and America?
SHARE Wednesday, January 30, 2008 I.Q. Tests Damage Test-Takers, Reduce Career Chances
Testing companies are raking in the profits from I.Q. tests even though they don't truly measure intelligence, impact negatively on the self-esteem of takers and reduce the academic and career choices of millions.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 26, 2011 Troops Obama Are Withdrawing Have Been Replaced By Allies
If the tide of war is "receding," as Mr. Obama claims, why are civilian casualties there at an all-time high? Since Obama took office, UK's Guardian reports, total Afghan civilian deaths have soared. In 2008, under President Bush, in his last year in office they were 2,118; in 2009, they rose to 2,412; and last year they rose again to 2,777. Does this sound to you like the war is winding down?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 2, 2009 Obama Resumes Bush's Extraordinary Renditions
With some modifications, President Obama, the former CIA front organization employee, is continuing the "extraordinary renditions" long favored by the CIA, just as he is authorizing the CIA-favored drone warplane attacks. And Obama's CIA Director Leon Panetta says it's okay for other countries to prosecute suspects under their laws as "an appropriate use of rendition." Whatever happened to legal extradition?
(9 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 14, 2011 Outlook for Peace Dim if Perry Elected President
If the election comes down to a choice between incumbent Obama and Gov. Perry next year Americans who stand for peace and oppose the military-industrial complex will have no candidate to represent them.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, November 16, 2009 Will We Ever Stop The Killings?
The National Rifle Association says its opponents don't really care about stopping violence as much as enacting anti-gun laws. That, says the NRA, is the "ugly truth." Well, speaking of ugly...
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Head off Future Massacres By Curbing Bullying, Psychologist Says
Massacres in our schools, malls, and workplaces might be reduced if we better understood they frequently come from the revenge motive, meaning society needs to put an end to bullying on campus and to provide better means of airing grievances in the workplace.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 31, 2012 National Outrage over Killing of Trayvon Martin
In spite of all the civil rights movement has achieved, a descriptive term that can still be applied to Black communities today, unfortunately, remains "plight." The statistics on Black-white disparities in income, housing, justice, and education remain profound.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Time To Interrogate Dick Cheney
America needs to interrogate Dick Cheney on his alleged crimes in office not only to determine his guilt or innocence but to test whether this country still has a thirst for justice and the legal framework that supports it.
SHARE Saturday, February 17, 2007 Arms Merchant Bush Assails Quds Force
The Little Old Arms Peddler suspects Iran is sending arms into Iraq to be used against U.S. forces. He's not shown any proof, but there's proof aplenty that Bush is the world's uncrowned military hardware king.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 21, 2008 Law Profs Getting Rich At Students' Expense
There's a reason why so few students from working-class homes and minorities never become lawyers. The cost of legal education today has priced them out of attending. And who's responsible for that?
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 27, 2009 Prosecuting Bush and Cheney Could Spare Future Generations
Every president since Truman has abused the democratic process in the conduct of foreign affairs. As Eisenhower was not punished for the overthrow of Iran, Kennedy was not punished for the Bay of Pigs and LBJ was not punished for Viet Nam, ad nauseum. Putting Bush & Co. on trial now could save future generations from even more ghastly wars.
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Rev. King Would Be Calling For Direct Action Against Obama
Having walked with Rev. King across Mississippi in 1966 and based on many conversations with him, it is apparent he would be denouncing President Obama's wars in the Middle East as he opted President Johnson's war in Viet Nam.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 8, 2009 Americans Don't Seem To Mind "Surveillance Society"
Americans are under more surveillance by government and private entities yet they seem not to care that their precious civil liberties are being eroded. New technology "is giving the cops amazing reach..."
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 14, 2006 U.S. Losing Information War Against Muslim Jihadists
The struggle in the Middle East increasingly appears to be an information battle to win public opinion. An Afghan villager, for example, has access to the Internet, e-mail, satellite phone, and text messaging and these tools are thought to be more easily exploited by insurgents than the Afghan government.
"In the information war, America and its allies are barely competing,"
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 15, 2013 Bradley Manning's "Apology"
America's new fascism is on display in the trial of Bradley Manning. When this idealist whistleblower goes to prison the nation's prison population will soar from 2 million to 300 million.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 5, 2008 Sadr City, Chicago, and Segregation
For each GI killed in Iraq, 25 Americans are murdered in the good old USA, most of them gunned down in our violent, segregated ghettos. It's time for a change.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 13, 2007 Can Hugo Chavez Beat The Devil?
Can Venezuela's Hugo Chavez beat the devil? Is it possible for any leader to nationalize any industry anywhere without incurring the wrath of the White House?
(11 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Virginia Tech, George Bush & Iraq
When, oh when, will Americans recognize that our lax guns laws at home and our military posture abroad are connected?
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 19, 2009 CIA, Beyond Redemption & Should Be Terminated
President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 with misgivings. He feared the CIA might turn into a Gestapo---and he was right. After 60 years of failure and fascist-type operations the Agency needed to be abolished.
SHARE Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Israel Starving Palestinians Into Submission
Why was America attacked? Why are militant Muslims flocking to Iraq? You would never know from the White House that U.S. suport for Israeli policies have anything to do with it.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 6, 2010 USA: Acronym for United States of Assassinations?
CIA officials seated at computers in Langley, Va., can decide who lives or dies most anywhere on the planet without regard for international law or fear of prosecution from Obama's Justice Department.
SHARE Saturday, May 11, 2013 Time Running Out On Obama To Act as Guantanamo Prisoners Weaken
When a nation with 1.1 million lawyers can't bring a couple of hundred prisoners to trial in more than 10 years one could be pardoned for suspecting the legal system is broke. But that's what's happened in Guantanamo and wherever the U.S. has prosecuted the so-called War on Terror.
(13 comments) SHARE Monday, September 3, 2007 Bush Restricts Travel Rights of More Than 100,000
The rights of Americans are being restricted on a massive scale by the Bush-Cheney regime. More than 100,000 are on "no fly" or "watch" lists, and many travelers are being humiliated at airports, some are getting pushed around, and even "rendered" and tortured. Naomi Wolf has got a great chapter on it in her new book, "The End of America." She rings the fire bell. Read it!
SHARE Sunday, February 3, 2008 Doubt Claims Israel Hit Syrian Nuclear Reactor Being Built
Claims that Israel last September struck a Syrian nuclear reactor under construction are disputed by investigative reporter Seymour Hersh in The New Yorker. Seems the strike may have had more to do with probing Syrian air defenses, thought to be similar to those of Iran, in the even the U.S. hits Iran.
SHARE Sunday, February 14, 2016 USA Today's Love Letter To The Pentagon
The publishers of USA Today and the Pentagon appear to have worked very closely on an 88-page tabloid special edition titled "Vigilant" that makes America aggression appear to be nothing more than self-defense.
SHARE Sunday, March 30, 2008 New Pro-Peace, Pro Economic Cooperative Organization To Hold Conference
A new organization that emphasizes cooperative economic development and opposes imperialist wars will hold its first conference at Radford University, Va., May 22-25. The conference title is "Building A New World" and it is sponsored by the World Prout Assembly. Details about attending in story.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Will Nation that Housed 425,000 Nazis in WWII Reject Gitmo Detainees?
How America has grown more fearful and intolerant since World War II, when it took in 425,000 German prisoners of war, many of them dedicated Nazis from General Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps that surrendered to Eisenhower's forces in April, 1943! The treatment the Germans received in the United States then was the precise opposite of what Muslim and Arab captives have suffered under the Bush administration.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 23, 2016 Does CIA Project America's Highest Values?
On Thursday the Deputy Director of the CIA told an audience at NYU law school that The Agency's operations reflect America's "highest values." The very next day, April 22, 2016, a Washington State district judge, in a victory for the ACLU, upheld a law suit aimed at bringing to justice CIA torturers alleged to have frozen one man to death and inflicted terrible suffering on others.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, April 20, 2009 Obama Love Letter To CIA Distorts Historical Record
President Obama's "love letter" to CIA employees praising the Agency for its alleged accomplishments perverts the truth about its historical record of intelligence failures and violent revolutions and crimes.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 22, 2008 Viet Nam, Iraq, And The Wires
Wire services need to be free of jingoist pressures to report the news accurately. If multinationals can tell their home governments to go to hell, the wires must do the same.
SHARE Monday, October 30, 2006 Thoreau, Unjust Wars, Voting, and Impeachment
The Pentagon may say it doesn't relish protracted wars, but if Joe Taxpayer gave me half a trillion bucks a year to make wars I might be persuaded to breathe a few tongues of fire myself.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 3, 2008 For An Iraq War Memorial on The Mall
Time we got around to building another war memorial on the National Mall. Of course, it could become very crowded with such structures but this Memorial would be a little different than the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
SHARE Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Petraeus at the Head of the CIA: Business as Usual?
The real issues concerning the CIA are not the management issues about which David Ignatius writes. They are the life-and-death issues about the CIA's toxic poisoning of American values. The Agency has become precisely what President Harry Truman feared when he signed its enabling legislation: "an American Gestapo."
SHARE Monday, December 11, 2006 What America Really Learned From WWII
Nostalgia over those pious WWII commemorations misses the point. WWII soldiers fought against dictatorship but a victorious America immediately took over the illegal germ warfare development of the Japanese and the rocket science operation of the Nazis. By war's end, America was poised to become a global bully.
SHARE Tuesday, July 6, 2010 U.S. Doctors Approved Torture And Denied Medicine To Captives
In Dec., 2002, Defense Secy. Donald Rumsfeld issued a directive allowing interrogators to withhold medical care in nonemergency situations so that "men with injuries including gunshot wounds were denied treatment as a way to make them talk," writes author Justine Sharrock.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Swanson Terms Obama "Force for destruction"
To say that the Obama presidency has been a failure has become common among liberals. But it is worse than that. This intelligent and persuasive politician is playing a lead role in turning America into a totalitarian dictatorship---all the while wrapping himself in the mantle of Rev. King. Having worked in the civil rights movement as a professional with many of the top leaders I can't think of one who would support him.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 5, 2008 The Night America Wept For Joy
Obama's victory was long in coming and the challenge he faces may be as great as that faced by Lincoln on taking office. Obama has demonstrated he can bring America together but can he cleanse it of the crimes of the Bush regime?
SHARE Saturday, January 30, 2016 Nation Magazine Backing For Sanders Timely
Although The Nation doesn't ordinarily make endorsements in a primary election, it has done so in this presidential campaign, asking readers to vote for Bernie Sanders. Considering the stakes in this election, it's a good thing, too.
SHARE Monday, August 5, 2013 Laws Aimed At Drug Lords Turned On The Innocent
Hand in hand with the stunning collapse of our civil liberties come reports that innocent persons are being stripped of their property by zealous prosecutors to fatten the budgets of law enforcement agencies. And you don't need to have broken any laws to be pauperized by these masters of extortion.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 19, 2008 In Defense of Reverend Wright
Yes, Reverend Wright's language was intemperate but the furor he engendered was not so much caused by his language as by some of the truths he told that Americans have historically refused to look at, such as the atomic bombing of Japan and past wars of aggression.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Obama Falsely Asserts He Is Mandela Follower
By his tour of Nelson Mandela's prison cell on Robben Island, President Obama is attempting to tie himself closely to the image of an admired national hero with whom he has zero in common.
SHARE Friday, November 17, 2006 United States of England, Or, Rule On Britannia!
Apart from a flirtation with democracy after the Revolutionary War, by 1846 the U.S. had become imperialist, taking half of Mexico. All the Revolutionary War did was to see the Colonists got cut in for their share and move the imperial capital from London to Washington, acknowledged or not. So why shouldn't America and England, partner in the Iraq war as in wars past, call themselves the United States of England?
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, August 25, 2006 Bush's Role Models
Unfortunately, most Bush's role models were dictators, wise guys who knew how to rationalize launching a war of aggression, torture captives, and conceal urgent truths from the public.
SHARE Thursday, June 21, 2007 U.S. Corporations Keeping Biowarfare Work Secret
Major U.S. corporations, notably pharmaceutical houses, are performing biowarfare research for the U.S. government in secret that is supposed to be done in public. Why the secrecy, unless the work is for really offensive purposes?
SHARE Thursday, April 17, 2008 Historian: Iraq War Violates America's "Historic Identity"
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis, an authority on the Revolutionary War, says that George Washington lost more battles than he won against the British but recognized that all he had to do was to keep his army together and hang on. Sooner or later the British would get tired of the war and quit. Does that sound familiar? America has not learned from its own history, Ellis says.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 23, 2008 STOP WAR ON IRAN RALLIES AUGUST 2-3
YOU can do something to prevent the Bush administration from attacking Iran by participating in the anti-war protests August 1-3. Read all about it!
SHARE Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Secret Wars Of CIA Cost U.S. Taxpayers Billions Of Dollars
Should it be a surprise that after years of busting labor unions from El Salvador to Iraq, US politicians are attempting to do the same Stateside? Is it surprising that after denying millions of people the world over their fundamental right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, the US Congress has extended the Patriot Act and Obama has assumed kingly powers, including the right to arrest anyone and throw away the key?
SHARE Thursday, November 29, 2007 How Bush Keeps Rendition Victims Out of Courts
Originally, "extraordinary rendition" was executed to bring suspects into the American legal system. Bush has turned that around so it keeps suspects out of the legal system and in limbo in their prisons and torture chambers.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 25, 2008 McCain Can't Tell Self-Defense From Aggression
Senator McCain will offer nothing but more Bush-style wars of aggression as he apparently cannot distinguish such wars from wars of legitimate self-defense, as his comments about the U.S. presence in Japan and Germany indicate.
SHARE Friday, June 1, 2007 78,000 Iraqis Killed by Air Strikes
An estimated 78,000 Iraqi civilians, a high percentage of them children, have been killed by U.S. and Coalition air strikes, and the death toll continues to mount.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 8, 2015 Obama's XL Pipeline Veto May Boost USA's Global Image
After years of continuing war that has hyped hostility towards America, President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL oil pipeline deal could have a positive public relations impact for America's image abroad.
SHARE Wednesday, May 14, 2008 U.S. Holding 51,000 Iraqis In Prison, Most Illegally
In addition to keeping 2.3-million of its own citizens in jail, the U.S. is branching out globally to establish its claim to the dubious title, "The World's Jailer". The Bush regime and its Iraqi partner government now have 51,000 Iraqis behind bars, most of them there illegally, and under horrific conditions.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 2, 2012 FBI Out To Lure Muslims Into Terror Plots
When you consider that tens of thousands of Muslims have been imprisoned in the Middle East and so few have been prosecuted, that only a half dozen prosecutions have been made against 800 Guantanamo captives, and now the FBI allegedly has to cook the books to make a case against a suspect, does the idea of a "War on Terror" begin to sound a little fraudulent as well?
SHARE Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Botero Art Book "Abu Ghraib" Has Good Sale in U.S.
Once again, the Colombian artist Fernando Botero has turned from his humorous work to illuminating the dark side of human folly, the degredation of human beings by the government of the United States, once the defender of human liberty. Botero earlier painted the horrors of the drug traffic in his native land, and now outrage has led him to paint Abu Ghraib.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, March 7, 2008 A Little "PR" Advice For Senator Obama
The coming weeks represent a golden opportunity for Senator Obama to focus on the crimes and excesses of the Bush regime. He could set the national agenda for change now.
SHARE Monday, August 28, 2006 International Law Authority Rips Bush Policies
The legal authority who drafted the U.S. domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989 was Dr. Francis A. Boyle. His Act was approved unanimously by both House of Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. This authority now castigates President George Bush for violating international laws and says he should be impeached.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 17, 2007 Military Interrogators Posing As "Lawyers" At Gitmo
In what has to be one of the shabbiest, cruelest and most dishonest hoaxes ever perpetrated on prisoners, the military is sending "lawyers" in to see Gitmo prisoners that are not lawyers at all but government spies.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, October 5, 2007 Bush Steps Up Iran Attack Plans
Pushed by Vice President Cheney, President Bush is stepping up plans to attack Iran, using the excuse the Iranians are smuggling weapons into Iraq, as the public won't buy another nuclear fairy tale story. This explains the presence of three aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf because, the Navy, feeling left out of the war to date, is hungry for some action.
SHARE Sunday, August 5, 2007 Red Cross Report Said to Blast CIA Interrogation Methods
That confidential Red Cross report based on interviews with imprisoned terrorist suspects charges the CIA brutality employed against them was "tantamount to torture," according to an article to be published in the August 13th The New Yorker by Jane Mayer. That probably explains why the CIA refused for so many years to allow Red Cross visits to its Kabul compound.
SHARE Tuesday, June 9, 2009 Two Colombian Generals Face Charges
Over the decades, U.S.-trained military officers from a variety of Latin American countries have been linked to a wide range of crimes, from mass murders and torture to drug trafficking and money-laundering. "Plan Colombia is fighting against drugs militarily at the same time it gives money to support palm, which is used by paramilitary mafias to launder money,"
SHARE Saturday, July 27, 2013 "Hiroshima"
This poem is based on the reportage of John Hersey, found in his book "Hiroshima." The nuclear bombings of Japan overwhelmingly claimed the lives of civilians. This crime was compounded by the fact that Japan had already been saturated with napalm that destroyed much of 60 cities and the country was trying to surrender. Hiroshima was bombed on August 6, 1945.
SHARE Wednesday, July 8, 2009 Humor: Obama Has His Favored Criminals
You can get a good idea of who runs a country if you can identify those who are above the law. Fortunately, President Obama has already done that fo us. Humor column.
SHARE Friday, October 27, 2006 Halliburton, Rumsfeld & His Bunny Tale.
Why Bunny Greenhouse Sits In A Corner;
why is the woman everyone calls "Bunny" made to sit in a corner, punished like a spoiled child? As she told "Fraud" editor Dick Carozza, it's over her refusal to sign off on billions of dollars worth of no-bid, no-compete contracts that are enriching Halliburton Corp., the government contractor previously headed by Vice President Richard Cheney.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 11, 2008 Face It: Obama Is One Cool Dude
Senator Barack Obama's candidacy is gathering momentum. Some of the reasons for this are his obvious intelligence and charismatic oratory.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 8, 2009 U.S. Presses Pakistan on Securing Nukes
It's not chickens coming home to roost but possibly nuclear weapons whose global spread America once encouraged that is haunting the Obama administration. Pakistan is teetering on the edge of instability and the U.S. has prepared a rapid-response team to get over there in a hurry in any emergency.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 4, 2007 Iraqi Christians Among Bush War Victims
More than half of Iraq's Christians have fled the country and Christian minorities in Turkey and elsewhere are increasingly concerned by hostility against them as a result of President Bush's Middle East invasions.
SHARE Saturday, July 28, 2007 Iraqi Civilians Widely Terrorized In Midnight Searches
If six of 10 Iraqis say it is okay to shoot at American troops maybe the reason why is they are being brutalized, wrongly imprisoned, subjected to midnight searches, run down by truck convoys and gunned down at checkpoints. This is the bitter fruit of President Bush's criminal war of aggression against an innocent civilian population. The whole world warned Bush against invading, of course, but he didn't listen then ---or now.
SHARE Monday, November 20, 2006 Bush's Unspoken Reason for Backing Lebanon Attack
The Israeli aerial assault on Lebanon likely was planned with U.S. cooperation. The information learned from the air strikes would help if and when the U.S. attacked Iran's underground facilities.
SHARE Sunday, July 29, 2007 Bush Creates Humanitarian Crisis in Middle East
President Bush's war of aggression against Iraq has precipitated the greatest humanitarian crisis in the Middle East in modern times. Two non-profit humanitarian agencies hold a news conference on July 30th to describe the tragic dimensions of this folly. Excerpts from their report and from other reports follow.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 25, 2006 George Bush v. The Gospel of Matthew
Q: How can a man who claims to be a Christian and reads his Bible daily urge Congress to enact torture legislation? A: Maybe he's reading a different version of the Bible.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 23, 2006 Bush Developing Illegal Bioterror Weapons
How low can you sink? Is there anything lower than germ warfare? Ok, maybe it's nuclear warfare. Either way, GWB is developing them both in violation of international treaties. Proud to be an American?
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 15, 2008 Singable Parody re Bush Attack on Iran
Everyone knows "Tavern In The Town," so get out your guitars and sing, "There is a country near Iraq, near Iraq/That I am spoiling to attack, to attack," etc.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Bush Secrecy Policies Transforming U.S. Government
President Bush has gone on a secrecy binge, increasing the number of Federal agencies that can keep their business from your view, and limited the power of the Freedom of Information Act.
SHARE Sunday, November 26, 2006 Hanging Hussein After Flawed Trial Invites Apocalypse
The last thing needed in Iraq was a seriously flawed trial of Saddam Hussein and decision to hang him quickly with no appeal from the bench. If international authorities who monitored the trial perceive the trial was unfair, imagine what Hussein's partisans think of it-- and how they might react!
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, April 21, 2008 Obama For President
One good reason to support Obama for president is because he has said he won't drop atomic bombs on civilians, whereas Senator Clinton thinks it's a presidential "option."
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 24, 2006 No Way Bush Can Quit Iraq With "Honor"
Given President Bush launched an aggressive war against Iraq without provocation, there is no "honorable" way he can get out. All that can be done is to minimize the destruction and death by getting out now, rather than later.
SHARE Friday, January 19, 2007 Biggest Ever March on Washington Needed
If Congress goes along with President Bush's escalation of the Iraq War, it's because it isn't listening to the will of the American people. Couple million of us may have to go to Washington and shout for peace now!
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, July 10, 2009 U.S. Needs To Heed Arias on Latin Arms Buildup
Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias doesn't mention the U.S. role in supplying arms to destabilize Latin governments but the record is clear. The Pentagon will never stop supplying the death squads unless the American people take action.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 22, 2008 President Supposed To Be "Presider," Not "Decider"
Bush Republicans say they want judges who are strict constructionists that will honor the letter and spirit of the Constitution. Pity they don't feel that way about the president, who has shredded it beyond recognition.
SHARE Thursday, February 8, 2007 Hellish Conditions In Iraq Undercut Bush Spin and Lies
Congress might see Iraq in a different light if they surged themselves to Baghdad to live and work for the duration enduring the same perils and privations to which they have committed their troops and the Iraqi people. Wanna bet how quickly they would vote to get out?
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, July 27, 2007 600 Disappeared by Pakistani Security
George Bush's ally in Pakistan has been emboldened by the U.S. War on Terror to conduct one of his own against dissenters and democrats, a leading Pakistani human rights authority says. How long will the American public continue to tolerate pouring billions of tax dollars into a dictatorship while America's domestic needs go unmet?
SHARE Friday, September 15, 2006 Bush's Brutal Captive Interrogation Tactics Wrong Approach
FBI agents responsible for getting a confidant of Osama Bin Laden to betray Al Qaeda's innermost secrets say the Bush administration's rough interrogation tactics employed against other captives since 9/11 are the wrong approach.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 22, 2007 Carter Says U.S. Politicians Can Show No Sympathy For Plight of Palestinians
Why are U.S. politicians disinclined to debate this important issue? It may be because they mistakenly believe all Jews vote in unison with the Israeli government. Nothing could be further from the facts. Just as Israeli Jews are divided on the issues of war and peace in the Middle East, so are American Jews.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 16, 2010 Obama Spreading War Flames Across Middle East
As President Obama spreads President Bush's wars of aggression across the Middle East, he inflicts wider suffering on its people and wider poverty on Americans as well, in addition to the loss of life of U.S. combat forces.
SHARE Monday, January 14, 2013 Many U.S. My Lai-Type Massacres in Vietnam Covered Up by Pentagon, Reporter Charges
The idea that the My Lai massacre was an exceptional occurrence is fraudulent, investigative reporter Nick Turse proves in this new book, citing dozens of examples. And he says the massacres often were the result of policies made at the highest levels of the Pentagon, fashioned in part by General William Westmoreland, among others.
SHARE Friday, May 25, 2012 Say Pentagon Spending Is Crimping U.S. Job Creation
The idea that war is good for the economy is fallacious and here two professors of economy and research tell us why. If you wonder why libraries are closing early, schools are closing down, teachers are being laid off, and highway bridges are dropping into the drink, look no further than the military-industrial complex. It's eating your lunch, breakfast, and dinner.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 24, 2009 Obama's "Defense" Spending Tops All 50 States Combined
The Pentagon today is spending more for war than all 50 states combined spend for the health, education, welfare and safety of 308 million Americans. In fact, it is spending roughly as much as all governmental units----state, city, county, special district, etc.---spend for all purposes!
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 29, 2010 Plight of Black Poor Worsens
It's the same old same old for the nation's black poor. The same today as in 1990; the same in 1990 as it was in 1960. The U.S. government would rather wage criminal wars overseas than rehab the ghettos or retrain its unemployed or rehouse its slum dwellers or better educate its poor children. Where's the civil rights movement?
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 17, 2011 Korean War Coverage Was Distorted and Suppressed
Bruce Cumins, chair of the history department at the University of Chicago, has some fascinating insights into what happened when the U.S. engaged Korean and Chinese troops in a ground war in Asia. The principal victims, of course, were the Korean people, who lost 3-million dead, more than Japan lost in all of World War Two. American bombing accounted for many of the victims.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 18, 2010 Pentagon Robot Culture Ominous Development
In addition to its 10,000 at-the-ready nuclear weapons, its trillion dollar wars of aggression, its growing germ warfare capabilities,its wars of aggression, its militarization of space, and its 1,800 bases around the world, the Pentagon's rapid development of robotic warfare is forbidding and ominous.
SHARE Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Afghan War Apt To Spell Economic Misery for U.S.
It's generally agreed the Iraq War has given the U.S. economy a kick in the teeth. So what does President Obama think his escalation of the war in Afghanistan will do it? And the war in Pakistan?