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Thursday, November 15, 2007

THE LOBBY BY PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

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The Lobby

By Paul Craig Roberts

That the vast majority of Americans know nothing of
this is testimony to the power of the Israel Lobby. Continue

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Latin America’s Shock Resistance

By Naomi Klein

In less than two years, the lease on the largest and
most important US military base in Latin America
will run out. The base is in Manta, Ecuador, and
Rafael Correa, the country’s leftist president, has
pronounced that he will renew the lease “on one
condition: that they let us put a base in Miami–an
Ecuadorean base. If there is no problem having foreign
soldiers on a country’s soil, surely they’ll let us have an
Ecuadorean base in the United States.” Continue

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Hillary's Musharraf

By Greg Palast

Mrs. Clinton's forgotten fling with the Killer of Karachi.
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"The Assassination of Hugo Chavez"

By Greg Palast.

Video Report

In my interview with the president of Venezuela on
March 28, he made Bush the following astonishing offer:
Chavez would drop the price of oil to $50 a barrel,
"not too high, a fair price," he said — a third less than
the $75 a barrel for oil recently posted on the spot
market. That would bring down the price at the pump
by about a buck, from $3 to $2 a gallon. Continue

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Torturing Palestinian Detainees

By Stephen Lendman

Since the early 1990s, B'Tselem published more than
ten reports on Israelis' use of torture and mistreatment
of Palestinian detainees. This is the latest one in an effort
to raise public awareness and help abolish these abhorrent
practices. Continue

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Lest We Forget

By John Pilger

On Remembrance Day 2007 – Veterans Day in America – the
great and the good bowed their heads at the Cenotaph. Generals,
politicians, newsreaders, football managers and stock-market
traders wore their poppies. Hypocrisy was a presence. No
one mentioned Iraq. No one uttered the slightest remorse for
the fallen of that country. No one read the forbidden list. Continue

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In the Hands of the Military

By Chris Hedges

The last, best hope for averting a war with Iran lies with
the United States military. The Democratic Congress, cowed
by the Israel lobby and terrified of appearing weak on defense
before the presidential elections, will do nothing to halt an
attack. Continue

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Venezuela: Between Ballots And Bullets

By James Petras

History has repeatedly taught that when you put social
democracy, egalitarianism and popular power at the top of
the political agenda, as Chavez has done, and as the vast
majority of the populace enthusiastically responds, the
Right, the reactionary military, the ‘Centrist’ political
defectors and ideologues, the White House, the hysterical
middle classes and the Church cardinals will sacrifice any
and all democratic freedoms to defend their property,
privileges and power by whatever means and at whatever
cost necessary. Continue

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Entangling Alliances

By Ron Paul

In the name of clamping down on "terrorist uprisings" in
Pakistan, General Musharraf has declared a state of
emergency and imposed martial law. The true motivations
behind this action however, are astonishingly transparent.
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Iraq War Is A Betrayal Of American Democracy

By Matt Howard

In 2003 I illegally invaded the sovereign nation of Iraq
with 1st Tank battalion 1st Marine Division. My commander
in chief unleashed the world's fiercest fighting force upon
the country and people of Iraq, and now those of us used
and betrayed by him are demanding justice. Continue

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The Grand Delusion

By Joel S. Hirschhorn

Virtually everything that Bush correctly gets condemnation
for could have been prevented or negated by Democrats, if
they had had courage, conviction and commitment to
maintaining the rule of law and obedience to the Constitution.
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A Nation on borrowed time

By Mike Whitney

On Monday, Asian stock markets took another drubbing on
fears that the credit squeeze which began in the United States
would continue to worsen in the months ahead. Every index
from Tokyo to Sidney fell sharply continuing the “self-reinforcing”
vicious cycle of losses started last week on Wall Street. Continue

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Mark Weisbrot Memo to Obama:No Rush to "Fix" Social Security

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