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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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
Friday, December 5, 2008(8 comments)
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!
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.
Thursday, July 10, 2014(5 comments)
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.
Saturday, July 30, 2011(7 comments)
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.
Sunday, February 5, 2012(6 comments)
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.
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.
Saturday, December 23, 2006(5 comments)
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?
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014(3 comments)
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.
Sunday, February 9, 2014(4 comments)
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.
Friday, September 12, 2008(5 comments)
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008(2 comments)
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.
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?
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.
Monday, March 30, 2009(3 comments)
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.
Monday, February 16, 2015(3 comments)
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.
Monday, July 2, 2012(3 comments)
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.
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.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015(2 comments)
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.
Friday, March 2, 2007(6 comments)
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.
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.
Friday, March 6, 2015(1 comments)
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.
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.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007(3 comments)
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.
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?
Saturday, June 7, 2014(2 comments)
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014(14 comments)
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.
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?
Sunday, August 3, 2014(2 comments)
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.
Sunday, April 5, 2015(3 comments)
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.
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.
Saturday, November 9, 2013(2 comments)
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.
Monday, October 19, 2009(4 comments)
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?
Monday, June 22, 2015(4 comments)
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, October 20, 2012(1 comments)
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.
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?
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.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014(2 comments)
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014(5 comments)
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.
Friday, January 1, 2010(3 comments)
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.
Friday, July 22, 2011(3 comments)
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.
Saturday, November 2, 2013(2 comments)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, November 30, 2008(4 comments)
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.
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.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016(3 comments)
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.
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.
Saturday, June 13, 2015(13 comments)
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.
Sunday, June 28, 2009(1 comments)
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.
Thursday, June 25, 2009(6 comments)
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!
Saturday, September 2, 2006(1 comments)
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.
Saturday, January 24, 2009(15 comments)
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.
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.
Friday, April 13, 2007(1 comments)
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.
Friday, July 4, 2008(2 comments)
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.
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?
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, December 4, 2008(15 comments)
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, February 1, 2009(5 comments)
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Thursday, July 31, 2008(6 comments)
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.
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.
Sunday, April 8, 2007(1 comments)
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.
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.
Friday, August 10, 2012(1 comments)
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.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013(2 comments)
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.
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.
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?
Sunday, August 14, 2011(9 comments)
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.
Monday, November 2, 2009(1 comments)
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?
Friday, June 26, 2015(11 comments)
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.
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.
Sunday, August 2, 2015(5 comments)
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.
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.
Monday, November 16, 2009(4 comments)
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...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009(7 comments)
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, August 27, 2009(3 comments)
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.
Thursday, August 21, 2008(1 comments)
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?
Thursday, December 14, 2006(5 comments)
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,"
Tuesday, September 8, 2009(3 comments)
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..."
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.
Thursday, August 15, 2013(2 comments)
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.
Saturday, January 13, 2007(6 comments)
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?
Thursday, February 19, 2009(2 comments)
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.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016(1 comments)
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.
Sunday, June 6, 2010(2 comments)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!