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Sam Hamod, Ph.D. is a graduate professor; he has taught courses in creative writing, politics, religion, mass media and intercultural relations. He has one of the very few PhDs awarded by The Writers Workshop of The Univ. of Iowa, has published 12 books of poems, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and has 3 more books under contract, including his memoirs, "At the Broadway Lounge: A Muslim Life in America." His M.A. and B.A. are from Northwestern University, and he went to Law School at The Univ. of Chicago. He is the former Director of The Islamic Center in Washington, DC; he founded and edited THIRD WORLD NEWS in Wash, DC; has taught at Princeton, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, Howard and Valparaiso. He also served as an advisor to the State Department and worked on the "peace process" between Palestine and Israel in Wash, DC. He founded www.todaysalternativenews.com in 2000. He has lectured and read his work all over America, the Middle East, Europe and Africa.
(8 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 16, 2011 It Is Time For The Warmongers to Step Back -- or Step Down
The UN resolution that was passed was simply for a "no fly zone." It said nothing about replacing or "ousting" Qaddafi. Also, it turns out the Arab League did not have a full quorum, but voted to support this attack on Qaddafi in error. The Arab League secretary general, Amr Moussa, is now sorry that he led the rhetorical assault that the Saudi's and Americans pushed for.
SHARE Monday, April 18, 2011 Robert Gates Was Correct: They Should Have Their Heads Examined for Starting Another War
It is impossible to have three known wars, along with the new warlike behavior of AFRICOM, and an unofficially declared war on Pakistan, and still save our American people and our economy. This is pure madness. Our leaders say we want peace, but a wise man once said, "You can't make peace by war." Unfortunately, America, Britain and France have not learned that lesson.
SHARE Wednesday, April 13, 2011 If We Follow Obama's Logic...
What's fair is fair, and we should be responsible for fairness and for the humanitarian needs of the American people. Far too many of us are suffering daily under a government that flouts the law, starts wars that wastes money and lives, destroys social safety nets to rake in more money for wars.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 24, 2013 Falling Faster and Further Into the Abyss
If, and when, America should lose its reserve currency status, there will be a lot of hand wringing and shouting and blaming in America and anger at the world, but the truth is known to many of us in the world -- it will be America's own fault, not the fault of others. our lives will continue to collapse and we will fall faster and further into this abyss we're already rapidly falling into.
(12 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Feinstein Must Subpoena Brennan of CIA and Put Him Under Oath About CIA Spying
Let us pepper Feinstein and Brennan with emails and letters to have him testify under oath before the senate committee on public media so that we can all find out as much truth as is possible to ascertain. In this way, perhaps we can pressure them both to do their jobs in a responsible manner, by serving the American people as they are charged to do.
SHARE Thursday, December 22, 2011 To Be In Love
Happy holidays to all humanity! Just something for this special season about LOVE -- which we need more of in this world.
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, September 10, 2010 Hate Speech Versus Freedom of Speech
If this is allowed, for even a moment, the picture of burning Qur'ans will be spread all over the Muslim world and make moderates into radicals; thus, giving more ammunition to radicals. It will also show Muslims that the American government, the Florida government and the city of Gainsville were afraid to act to prevent this man from yelling "FIRE!"
SHARE Sunday, February 13, 2011 The Heritage of President Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Future of Egypt
The Egyptian military will run things until a stable situation is achieved, until a civilian authority is put into place, with a democratic vote for parliament and other offices. In the meantime, I hope the US, Israel, Iran and others will keep their dark OP hands out of Egypt, but I fear they will be meddling and, while rhetorically calling for "democracy," will be trying to subvert it.
SHARE Monday, September 27, 2010 The "Dark Ages" of America
The "Dark Ages" of America are upon us -- the broken 100-year old levee in Wisconsin, the wars, the corporations and more jobs being lost every day. It is clear that America is running things upside down, and that the dark days we've seen are but the beginning of a new "Dark Age" in our country.
(36 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 5, 2011 The Unfortunate Truth About Ronald Reagan -- Neither a Great Nor Good President
Reagan was the kind of man that President Eisenhower feared would one day be in the White House. Sadly, his fears were born out with the arrival of the actor Ronald Reagan, a man who did not write his own speeches, could not keep his mind together for more than two sentences, who was a fool in international politics and destroyed the America we all loved and believed in.