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Saturday, October 14, 2006

ANOTHER PROFILE OF COURAGE: RON KOVIC IS--LIKE MANY OF US--A CASUALTY OF THE VIETNAM WAR LIKE OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN IRAQ...

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Breaking the Silence of the Night

By Ron Kovic

Like many Americans who served in Vietnam and those now
serving in Iraq, and countless other human beings throughout
history, I had been willing to give my life for my country
with little knowledge or awareness of what that really meant.
I trusted and believed and had no reason to doubt the sincerity
or motives of my government. It would not be until many
months later at the Bronx Veterans Hospital in New York
that I would begin to question whether I and the others who
had gone to that war had gone for nothing. Continue

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American Prison Camps Are on the Way

By Marjorie CohnKellogg

Brown & Root, a Halliburton subsidiary, is constructing a huge
facility at an undisclosed location to hold tens of thousands
of Bush's "unlawful enemy combatants." Americans are
certain to be among them. Continue

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Lied Into War - An Interview With Daniel Ellsberg

Video & TranscriptThe most famous whistleblower of the
ietnam era, former State and Defence Department official,
Daniel Ellsberg, is speaking out, calling on Bush Administration
officials to do what he did with the Pentagon papers more
than 30 years ago and leak secret documents and war plans
to the public. Ellsberg claims President Johnson lied to take
America to war in Vietnam. He accuses President Bush of
lying to take America to war with Iraq and he believes secret
groundwork is being laid for a war with Iran. Click to view

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Bush’s Willing Legislators

By Paul Craig Roberts

The Case for Impeachment And Why It Won’t Happen. Continue

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The United States as Defined by the Founding Fathers No Longer Exists

By Paul Craig Roberts

When does “collateral damage” so dwarf combatant deaths that
war becomes genocide? Continue

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A Last Wild Ride on the Titanic

By Mike Whitney

Yesterday’s report in the Washington Post that over
650,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the US-led invasion
is just the latest bit of bad news to hit the Bush administration.
In fact, the buzzards have been circling the White House
for some time now and they won’t be leaving anytime soon.
Continue

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The Assassins of TruthBy Charles SullivanI charge that the
government is engaged in immoral and criminal conduct
on a global scale. That it does not conform to the norms of
civil society; that it is sociopathic, and flagrantly violates
domestic and international law. The form of government that
we have does not serve the citizenry—it preys upon them.
It is not a government of the people, for the people. It is
government of the corporations, for the corporations, by
the corporations—a corporate Plutocracy. Continue

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The End of the U.S. as a Civilized Nation

By Ted Rall

The recently passed Military Commissions Act removes the
United States from the ranks of civilized nations. It codifies
racial and political discrimination, legalizes kidnapping and
torture of those the government deems its political enemies,
and eliminates habeas corpus--the ancient precept that prevents
the police from arresting and holding you without cause--a
basic protection common to all (other) modern legal systems,
and one that dates to the Magna Carta. Continue

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The Dumbing Down of America

By Manuel Valenzuela

Something is amiss in the great nation called America. Ominous
sirens warning this reality can be heard emanating loudly
through invisible winds of change circulating our towns and
cities. The American people are being strangulated; unbeknownst
to the masses they are being transformed and conditioned,
becoming the entity the elite have long sought, the culmination
of decades of social engineering designed to make of hundreds
of millions the slaves of times past and the automatons
of the future. Continue

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Robert Scheer: Dear Leader Brings It On:

Over the past six years, our “my way or the highway” president
blew up a crucial nonproliferation agreement which was keeping
North Korea’s plutonium stores under seal, ended bilateral
talks with Pyongyang, squashed Japan’s and South Korea’s
carefully constructed “sunshine policy,” which was slowly
drawing the bizarre Hermit Kingdom back into the light, and
then took every opportunity to personally insult the country’s
reportedly unstable dictator because it played well politically
at home.

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Lost Wars and a Lost Economy

Paul Craig Roberts

President Bush and his neocon nazis have simultaneously
lost two wars and America’s economic future. Continue

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Who Killed Michael Moore?

By Mickey Z.

What if the U.S. government (or one of its proxies)-with
the full support of the corporate media-transparently eliminated
Michael Moore for his political beliefs and activism? Would
we see anything more than a flood of articles, blog posts,
t-shirts, and open letters from Sean Penn? Would the reaction
go beyond asking the state for permission to protest and
agreeing beforehand how many of those protestors will
consent to be arrested? Would Bob Dylan re-write "Who
Killed Davey Moore?" and have Bono sing it outside the
Pentagon? Continue

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If Only George Bush Had Been Amish

By Doug Soderstrom,

Having “the last say” depends not so much upon who is
able to throw the final punch, but rather who it is that is
most wise, who is able to impel folks to be a friend of he
who happens to be crowned as victor. Continue

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Late Night Political Jokes - Late Night Jokes Updated Daily

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A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
F. SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

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