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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

SEAN PENN: PROFILE OF COURAGE...AND DETERMINATION.

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An Open Letter to the President...Four and a Half Years Later

By Sean Penn

You say we've kept the war on terror off our shores by
responding to a criminal act of terror through state sponsored
unilateral aggression in a country that took no part in
that initial crime. That this war would be fought in Iraq
or fought here. They are not our toilet. They are a country
of human beings whose lives, while once oppressed by Saddam,
are now lived in Dante's inferno. Continue

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Betrayed!

By Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Families for Peace

The Democratic Congress betrayed American voters,
the troops in Iraq and extended the occupation for
at least another 18 months. Continue

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Terrorized by 'War on Terror'

How a Three-Word Mantra Has Undermined America

By Zbigniew Brzezinski

The "war on terror" has created a culture of fear in
America. The Bush administration's elevation of these three
words into a national mantra since the horrific events
of 9/11 has had a pernicious impact on American democracy,
on America's psyche and on U.S. standing in the world.
Using this phrase has actually undermined our ability to
effectively confront the real challenges we face from fanatics
who may use terrorism against us. Continue

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Torture Her!

By David Michael Green

This top official in the Justice Department, who serves as
its liaison to the White House, is now refusing to answer
any congressional questions about the US attorneys
scandal. You know, the one in which George and Dick
and Karl and Alberto have been hiring and firing federal
prosecutors based on their willingness to politicize the legal
system. Continue

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The Pentagon’s Power to Jail Americans Indefinitely

by Jacob G. Hornberger

The presiding judge in the Jose Padilla case has held that
the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of a speedy trial does
not protect American citizens from being indefinitely
incarcerated by the Pentagon. Continue

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9/11 and the Evidence

By Paul Craig Roberts

The 9/11 attack has been used to start wars in Afghanistan
and Iraq, to plan an attack on Iran, to curtail constitutional
protections and civil liberties in the US, to radically expand
US military budgets and the power of the executive, and
to enrich entrenched vested interests. Continue

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FBI Turns Citizen Into a Secret Informer

Washington Post

It no doubt surprised most Americans to learn that between
2003 and 2005, the FBI issued more than 140,000 specific
demands under this provision -- demands issued without
a showing of probable cause or prior judicial approval -- to
obtain potentially sensitive information about U.S. citizens
and residents. It did not, however, come as any surprise to
me. Continue

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The American Ghosts of Abu Ghraib

By Sam Provance

For those of you who have not heard of me, I am Sam Provance.
My career as an Army sergeant came to a premature end at
age 32 after eight years of decorated service, because I refused
to remain silent about Abu Ghraib, where I served for five
months in 2004 at the height of the abuses. Continue

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Surviving At The Pleasure Of The President

By Sheila Samples

Blackwater is in place to become this nation's shadow police
force and is its current shadow army. Go back to the "dry run"
of Katrina and take a look at the heavily armed force that
laid seige to New Orleans, that sped through the streets
rounding up hurricane victims, packing them into a "detention"
arena where they were forced to stay for days without food
or water or assistance. Continue

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Frank Rich: When Will Fredo Get Whacked?

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Friday, March 16, 2007

WHO MUST RESIST...?!

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‘We Must Resist!'

By Cynthia McKinney

"Voting is necessary, but it isn't enough to get the kind of
change we must now demand" Continue

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United State of Minds

By Daniel M Pourkesali

America 's methods of mind control or better put, manufacturing
consent through efficient and careful use of media, must be
the envy of every tyrannical dictator ruling the most oppressive
regimes in the world. Continue

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Suckered Again

Abandonment of Vets is a Military Tradition

By Ted Rall

Americans were dismayed to learn that soldiers wounded
in Afghanistan andIraq--"fallen heroes," as network news
calls them--were being warehoused in Building 18, a
rat- and roach-infested satellite of the Army's Walter
Reed Medical Center. Continue

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Damn Right, We're Angry

By Paul Waldman

We’re angry because of what has happened to our
country, because of how we’ve been treated, and
because of the innumerable crimes the conservatives
have committed. We’re angry at the president, we’re
angry at the Congress, we’re angry at the news media.
And we have every right to be. Continue

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An Interview with Sibel Edmonds:

What if the FBI Hired Someone Honest to Look
into 9-11?

By David Swanson

Edmonds discusses what she knows, whom it
implicates, and what she's been through and what
hope there is in the new Congress to start an
investigation. Audio And Transcript

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The Seymour Hersh Mystery:

A Journalist Writing Bloody Murder… And No One Notices

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Confessions of a Torturer

The story of U.S. Army interrogator Tony Lagouranis

By John Conroy

He tortured detainees for information he admits
they rarely had. Since leaving Iraq he’s taken this
story public, doing battle on national television against
the war’s architects for giving him the orders he
regrets he obeyed. Continue

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Total Withdrawal? Who are you kidding?

By Barry Lando

Though U.S. legislators voted against appropriating
funds for permanent bases in Iraq, the White House
and Pentagon have ignored that prohibition by
ortraying the huge construction projects to be for
temporary facilities tied to the on-going conflict.
Continue

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Just and Unjust War

By Howard Zinn

Some people have believed that war is not just
inevitable but desirable. It is adventure and
excitement, it brings out the best qualities in
men--courage, comradeship, and sacrifice. It
gives respect and glory to a country. In 1897,
Theodore Roosevelt wrote to a friend, "In strict
confidence...I should welcome almost any war,
for I think this country needs one." Continue

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Indentured Servants in America

By BOB HERBERT

NY Times Op-Ed

A must-read for anyone who favors an expansion
of guest worker programs in the U.S. is a stunning
new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center
that details the widespread abuse of highly vulnerable,
poverty-stricken workers in programs that
already exist. Continue

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Charlie Anderson: The Wall ThatNow Divides Us

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Robert Baer: Why KSM's Confession Rings False

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Robert Scheer: His Own Worst Enemy

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

AND PEOPLE THINK NOVELS ARE JUST FOR READING PLEASURE. THEY ARE JUST THAT...AND MORE. HAVE A LOOK...

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The Future Has Caught Up With Us

By Paul Craig Roberts

For the past five years, the Bush Regime has held people
in secret prisons without warrants, charges, or access to
an attorney. Most detainees have been tortured and
abused. Bush’s real world victims suffer from more
disorientation and hopelessness than Kafka’s character,
Josef K. Continue

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Hugo Chavez: "Bush Should Get The Gold Medal For Hypocrisy"

By Mike Whitney

Bush’s trip to Latin America has turned into another
public relations disaster. Every time Airforce 1 touches
down in a southern capital, the streets turn into
battlegrounds between incensed protestors and
fully-armored, truncheon-wielding Robo-cops. At
the same time, Bush has to be whisked away in an
armored-plated limousine to an undisclosed spider-hole
in the Andean outback. Continue

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Leahy On Halliburton Move:

‘This Is An Insult To The U.S. Soldiers And Taxpayers’:
House Government Oversight Chairman Henry Waxman
(D-CA) said he will soon hold a hearing on the matter to
“understand the ramifications for the U.S. taxpayer and
national security.”

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Belafonte's Fires Undimmed at 80

A must listen audio interview with Harry Belafonte

He dismisses the appointment of Condoleezza Rice and
before her, Colin Powell, to positions of genuine power
in George W Bush's administration. He has described
them as "house slaves", and doesn't feel their presence
has helped his cause in any way. Continue

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Why Libby’s Pardon Is a Slam Dunk

By FRANK RICH

EVEN by Washington’s standards, few debates have been
more fatuous or wasted more energy than the frenzied
speculation over whether President Bush will or will
not pardon Scooter Libby. Of course he will. Continue

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Paul Krugman: Overblown Personnel Matters

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The New York Times: The Failed Attorney General

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COMMENT: INSTALLMENT 10 IS NOW ONLINE...

INSTALLMENT 10 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
THE LATEST SERIALIZED NOVEL BY F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

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

Comment: Installments five, six, seven, eight and nine of
F. Scott's latest serialized novel are currrently online for
your reading pleasure.

INSTALLMENT 9 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
THE LATEST SERIALIZED NOVEL BY F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

INSTALLMENT 8 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
THE LATEST SERIALIZED NOVEL BY F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Black Tuesday...? How about Wednesday Through Monday?

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“Black Tuesday”; Après le deluge

By Mike Whitney

Last week the stock market bull plopped down on an
I.E.D. and wound up in intensive-care sucking food
from a straw and drifting in and out of consciousness.
That put Paulson on the road to South Korea, Japan
and China where he’ll meet up with his foreign
counterparts to strategize on the deteriorating state
of world markets. It’s a daunting task. Continue

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George Bush's Samson Option

By Stephen Lendman

Full-scale war on Iran may just be a concocted terrorist
attack away from starting the "shock and awe." Continue

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Turn Off the Life Support: America is Dead

By DOUG THOMPSON

Turn off the life support. Disconnect the IVs. Bring in
the priest for last rites. The US of A is brain dead
with no chance for revival. Continue

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In Debt We Trust - America Before the Bubble Bursts

A Documentary Film By Danny Schechter,

The Emmy-winning former ABC News and CNN producer's
new hard-hitting documentary investigates why so many
Americans are being strangled by debt. It is a journalistic
confrontation with what former Reagan advisor Kevin Phillips
calls "Financialization"--the "powerful emergence of a
debt-and-credit industrial complex." Continue

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Justice Dept.: FBI Misused Patriot Act

By LARA JAKES JORDAN

The FBI improperly and, in some cases, illegally used the
USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain personal information
about people in the United States, a Justice Department
audit concluded Friday. Continue

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Belafonte's fires undimmed at 80 :

Harry Belafonte at 80 has a real story to tell. He remembers,
for example, a barely known political hopeful turning up
at his apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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Juicing the Stock Market

The secret maneuverings of the Plunge Protection Team

By Mike Whitney

If a secret team is interfering in the stock market, it
presents serious practical and moral issues. For one
thing, it disrupts natural “corrections” which are a
normal part of the business cycle and which help to
maintain a healthy and competitive slate of equities.
Continue

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In the World’s Eyes the US has become Amerika

By Paul Craig Roberts

US casualties (dead and wounded) have now reached
27,000 in a war that was supposed to be a “cakewalk”
over in a few weeks. If what four-star general Wesley
Clark, former supreme commander of NATO, told Amy
Goodman in a March 2 interview is correct, US casualties
are yet in their early days. Continue

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Seven Countries In Five Years

An interview with General Wesley Clark

“This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take
out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and
then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing
off, Iran.” I said, “Is it classified?” He said, “Yes, sir.
Audio and transcript

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Morons and Magic: A Reply to George Monbiot

By David Ray Griffin

In “Bayoneting a Scarecrow The 9/11 conspiracy theories
are a coward’s cult.” (Guardian, February 20), George Monbiot
accuses members of the 9/11 truth movement of being
“morons” and “idiots” who believe in “magic.” Having in
his previous attack---“A 9/11 conspiracy virus is sweeping
the world,” Guardian, February 6---called me this movement’s
“high priest,” he now describes my 9/11 writing as a
“concatenation of ill-attested nonsense.” Continue

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Rudy & McCain Grow Hymens

By Tom Gilroy

'While I believe Madam Speaker would serve tea to the 9/11
hijackers, piss and shit on the American flag, and drown
every American veteran since the Spanish-American War
in boiling oil, it's not her patriotism I'm questioning, it's
her judgment.' Continue

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Evidence Mounting for Armchair Revolution:

Ambivalent Couch Potatoes Mobilizing

By J.D. Suss

Five giant corporate entities own most of media now and
there is essentially no free press interested in doing
investigative journalism anymore – but if it does, it’s
smeared as that “leftist” or “liberal” press. The truth
of current events can often be found on the web. But
even when we know the (questionably vetted) truth,
does that really change anything, I mean, in the long
run? Continue

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Lost In The Lust Of The Werewolves

By Sheila Samples

Sometimes I wonder if Americans are unaware of the
malicious devastation the Bush administration is wreaking
upon this good earth and its inhabitants, or if they just
don't give a damn. Continue

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Paul Krugman: Department of Injustice

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Bob Herbert: Lift the Curtain

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The Great Moral Issues of Our Time

By David Michael Green

You liberals, though – you’re hopeless. You keep thinking
that hundreds of thousands of deaths from war and genocide
are more important than dudes marrying other dudes.
You keep thinking that preserving democracy is more
important than preventing premarital sex. You keep
thinking that saving the planet is more crucial than
discouraging masturbation. Continue

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Global Realignment and the Decline of the Superpower

By Mike Whitney

The truth is there’s a straight line from the founding of
this country to the killing fields of Baghdad. That line
may be interrupted by periods of enlightenment and
peace, but it is still an unbroken stripe from the Continental
Congress to Abu Ghraib, from Bunker Hill to Falluja,
from Valley Forge to Guantanamo Bay. It all grows
from the same root. Continue

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A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
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F. Scott's latest serialized novel are currrently online for
your reading pleasure.

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INSTALLMENT 8 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
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Friday, March 02, 2007

HAVE AMERICANS LOST THEIR COUNTRY? PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS THINKS SO... HEAR HIM OUT. PERHAPS YOU'LL LEARN SOMETHING IN THE PROCESS

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Americans Have Lost Their Country

By Paul Craig Roberts

The Bush-Cheney regime is America’s first neoconservative
regime. In a few short years, the regime has destroyed the
Bill of Rights, the separation of powers, the Geneva Conventions,
and the remains of America’s moral reputation along with the
infrastructures of two Muslim countries and countless
thousands of Islamic civilians. Plans have been prepared,
and forces moved into place, for an attack on a third Islamic
country, Iran, and perhaps Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon
as well. Continue

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"No Greater Enemy": An interview with Paul Craig Roberts:

"I am an honest and forthright critic of the Bush-Cheney
regime. Like many Americans, I welcomed the election of
Bush as an antidote to Clinton's gratuitous bombing of Serbia
and lying to the American people. Bush criticized the idea of
America as world policeman and vowed to abandon that role."

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“Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic"

An interview with Chalmers Johnson

In his new book, CIA analyst, distinguished scholar, and best-selling
author Chalmers Johnson argues that US military and economic
overreach may actually lead to the nation's collapse as a
constitutional republic. It's the last volume in his Blowback
trilogy, following the best-selling "Blowback" and "The Sorrows
of Empire." In those two, Johnson argued American clandestine
and military activity has led to un-intended, but direct disaster
here in the United States.. Audio and transcript

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American Justice
Terror Suspect's Brig Life Detailed

By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer

The exterior window in Jose Padilla's 80-square-foot cell in
a Navy brig was painted over. At times, he had to sleep on a
steel bunk with no mattress. He went months without a clock
and was sometimes seen weeping in his cell. Continue

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Tuesday's Market Meltdown; Greenspan's "Invisible Hand"

By Mike Whitney

Whether the Chinese stock market contagion persists or not
is immaterial; the American economy is headed for the dumpster
and it’s all because of the wizened former fed-chief,
Alan “Great Depression” Greenspan. Continue

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These Orchestrated Attacks on Chávez Are a Travesty

By George Galloway

A social revolution is taking place in Venezuela. No wonder
the neocons and their friends are determined to discredit it.
Continue

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I’m American….Shhh!! Don’t Tell!

Analyzing the pandemic of global American Hatred

By Jessica Long

While Americans have no problem in attempting to run
the world, we have little experience in how it works. It is
on this ignorance that we justify our wars, trade relations
and political action in a rapidly globalizing world. Aside from
being fat and loud, the dangers of the American stereotype
lie in the fact we are viewed as being simultaneously globally
ignorant and culturally egocentric. This is our downfall. .
Continue

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Bush's Future Iran War Speech

By Michael T. Klare

Sometime this spring or summer, barring an unexpected
turnaround by Tehran, President Bush is likely to go on
national television and announce that he has ordered American
ships and aircraft to strike at military targets inside Iran.
Continue

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Bob Herbert: Slavery Is Not Dead.It's Not Even Past

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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

Comment: Installments five, six, seven, eight and nine of
F. Scott'slatest serialized novel are online for your reading pleasure.

INSTALLMENT 9 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
THE LATEST SERIALIZED NOVEL BY F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

INSTALLMENT 8 OF "THE SUN ALSO SETS...AMERICA":
THE LATEST SERIALIZED NOVEL BY F. SCOTT SINCLAIR

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