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23 August, 2012

American Militarism And Its Short- And Long-Term Implications
By Taj Hashmi

Is there a way out of the foreseeable mega wars in the names of the “War on Terror” or “Islam-in-Danger”? We know the answer, which might sound very sophomoric, that is the American people should force their government to restrain the Military-Industrial Complex from promoting wars and conflicts; make the Israeli Lobby accountable to US laws and regulations

24 June, 2011

Imperialism 101
By Michael Parenti

Chapter 1 of Against Empire by Michael Parenti

23 September, 2010

What Do Empires Do?
By Michael Parenti

The purpose of all this killing is to prevent alternative, independent, self-defining nations from emerging. So the empire uses its state power to gather private wealth for its investor class. And it uses its public wealth to shore up its state power and prevent other nations from self-developing

10 March, 2010

Decade Of The Drone: America's Aerial Assassins
By Rick Rozoff

2010 is the tenth and deadliest year in Washington's use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for targeted assassinations and untargeted "collateral damage."

01 March, 2010

America's Permanent War Agenda
By Stephen Lendman

America's Permanent War Economy....has endured since the end of World War II....Since then the US has been at war - somewhere - every year, in Korea, Nicaragua, Vietnam, the Balkans, Afghanistan - all this to the accompaniment of shorter military forays in Africa, Chile, Grenada, Panama," and increasingly at home against its own people

14 February, 2010

What Do Empires Do?
By Michael Parenti

From ancient times to today, empires have always been involved in the bloody accumulation of wealth. If you don't think this is true of the United States then stop calling it "Empire." And when you write a book about how it wraps its arms around the planet, entitle it "Global Bully" or "Bossy Busybody," but be aware that you're not telling us much about imperialism

05 January, 2010

Wars "R" Us: Making The World Safe For
American Domination

By Emily Spence

Wars are big business, most notably for investors and employees in the aerospace and defense industries. The related purposes, like the ones guiding most corporations, are hardly humanistic. Instead new sources of revenue, cheap resources from conquered lands, and new markets for products and services are the sine qua non

04 January, 2010

What To Watch For In 2010
By Tom Engelhardt & Nick Turse

According to the Chinese calendar, 2010 is the Year of the Tiger. We don't name our years, but if we did, this one might prospectively be called the Year of the Assassin

01 January, 2010

Gangs And The Truth About American Interventions
By Timothy V. Gatto

Many of the young people that are active in these gangs are probably following the example that is presented to them every day. In this case I'm talking about the example that the United States government presents on the worlds stage. At this point one may ask oneself if the behavior of the United States doesn't present the same type of modus operandi that gangs display

18 August, 2009

Top 50 US War Criminals
By David Swanson

These are men and women who helped to launch wars of aggression or who have been complicit in lesser war crimes. These are not the lowest-ranking employees or troops who managed to stray from official criminal policies. These are the makers of those policies

30 July, 2009

Dismantling The Empire
By Chalmers Johnson

Three good reasons to liquidate our empire and ten steps to take to do so

27 July, 2009

Mourn On The Fourth Of July
By John Pilger

From his early political days, Barack Obama has followed in a long tradition among U.S. political leaders of promoting America's right to rule and order the world

20 July, 2009

Systematic Pressures Behind
US Military And Covert Action

By Dr Sagar Sanyal

Dr Sagar Sanyal discusses various domestic US institutions that either reduce democratic accountability of the military and intelligence agencies or that create systematic pressures for their use

02 July, 2009

How To Deal With America's Empire Of Bases
By Chalmers Johnson

The U.S. Empire of Bases -- at $102 billion a year already the world's costliest military enterprise -- just got a good deal more expensive. As a start, on May 27th, we learned that the State Department will build a new "embassy" in Islamabad, Pakistan, which at $736 million will be the second priciest ever constructed, only $4 million less, if cost overruns don't occur, than the Vatican-City-sized one the Bush administration put up in Baghdad

12 March, 2009

Too Many Overseas Bases
By David Vine

In the midst of an economic crisis that’s getting scarier by the day, it’s time to ask whether USA can really afford some 1,000 military bases overseas. For those unfamiliar with the issue, you read that number correctly. One thousand. One thousand U.S. military bases outside the 50 states and Washington, DC, representing the largest collection of bases in world history

13 November, 2008

Don't Let Barack Obama Break Your Heart
By Tom Engelhardt

On the day that Americans turned out in near record numbers to vote, a record was set halfway around the world. In Afghanistan, a U.S. Air Force strike wiped out about 40 people in a wedding party. This represented at least the sixth wedding party eradicated by American air power in Afghanistan and Iraq since December 2001

An Open Letter To Mr Barack Obama,
US President-Elect

By Friends Of Lebanon

Mr Obama, it has been a mere week since you were elected, and already you have destroyed any semblance of hope held for peace in the Middle East. Over sixty years of US subservience to the Zionist dream has not brought peace to anyone, not even to the Israelis. It certainly is time for a change. You can continue to seek profit from the illusion of power, or you can seek pride from the reality of respect. It is indeed time, as you say, to promote the cause of peace

17 October, 2008

How To Manage An Imperial Decline
By Aziz Huq

Do empires end with a bang, a whimper, or the sibilant hiss of financial deflation? We may be about to find out. Right now, in the midst of the financial whirlwind, it's been hard in the United States to see much past the moment. Yet the ongoing economic meltdown has raised a range of non-financial issues of great importance for our future

05 September, 2008

Going On An Imperial Bender
By Tom Engelhardt

How the U.S. garrisons the planet and doesn't even notice

25 August, 2008

NATO: A Tool Of U.S. Imperialism
By Ghali Hassan

The U.S.-controlled North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has lost its purpose to continue as a defence alliance. However, its aggressive expansion is endangering world peace and the survival of the planet

06 August, 2008

Obama And The Empire
By William Blum

I’m afraid that if Barack Obama becomes president he’s going to break a lot of young hearts. And some older ones as well

28 July, 2008

The Military-Industrial Complex
By Chalmers Johnson

Although Eisenhower's reference to the military-industrial complex is, by now, well-known, his warning against its "unwarranted influence" has, I believe, largely been ignored. Since 1961, there has been too little serious study of, or discussion of, the origins of the military-industrial complex, how it has changed over time, how governmental secrecy has hidden it from oversight by members of Congress or attentive citizens, and how it degrades our Constitutional structure of checks and balances

12 June, 2008

A Failed Project For The New American Century?
By Tim Buchholz

So the war in Iraq led to an increase in the short term, but looks like it will lead to a decrease in the future. The dollar is reaching new lows and people are starting to invest in Euros and Yen instead. Our housing market has crashed. Our deficit continues to grow. And even PNAC’s website,, has been taken down, saying only “This account has been suspended. Please contact the billing/support department as soon as possible.”

23 May, 2008

How The American Imperial Dream
Foundered In Iraq

By Michael Schwartz

It is past time for the rest of the world to shoulder at least a small share of the burden of resistance. Just as the worldwide protests before the war were among the upstream sources of the Iraqi resistance-to-come, so now others, especially Americans, should resist the very idea that Iraq could ever become the headquarters for a permanent United States presence that would, in the words of Bush speechwriter David Frum, "put America more wholly in charge of the region than any power since the Ottomans, or maybe even the Romans." Unlike the Iraqis, after all, the citizens of the United States are uniquely positioned to bury this imperial dream for all time

17 May, 2008

Terror Most Imperial
By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Today, one of the more subtle tools of imperialism is the use of value-laden language that seeks to define the Arab and Muslim world. With labels such as ‘terrorists’ and ‘Islamofascism’, they wish to establish an ‘Orientalist’ perspective of otherness denoting barbarism as set apart from Israel and the West which represents admirable qualities. It is imperative to reject this imperial imposition of characterization and for each state, individually and collectively, to self-rule, foremost through self-definition

30 April, 2008

America's University Of Imperialism
By Chalmers Johnson

This essay is a review of Soldiers of Reason: The RAND Corporation and the Rise of the American Empire by Alex Abella

02 April, 2008

Empire Or Humanity?
By Howard Zinn

What the Classroom Didn't Teach Me About the American Empire

14 March, 2008

The Ruthless American Empire
By Timothy V. Gatto

On Wednesday, March 19th, there will be a mass civil disobedience demonstration on the steps of the Capitol. If you can be there, then be there. If you cannot attend, go to a rally near where you live. The future of this nation is at stake. This means our future is at stake. This monster that has been created must come to an end and this nation must return to its borders and re-join the community of nations. The simple fact is that all Empires fall. Do you want to be here when this one does?

02 December, 2007

World Of Terror, Sidr And The US 'Help'
By Anu Muhammad

The world has entered into a permanent system of war, militarization, destruction and dehumanisation. After Second World War, for different reasons, the US has emerged as the centre of this global system. The survival of the US as a super power, expansion of its hegemony and the function of global capitalism now mostly depend upon war machine and militarism. That gives birth to a new phase of imperialism and becomes a threat not only people and nations in the periphery but for whole human civilization

17 November, 2007

Averting World War III, Ending
Dollar Hegemony And US Imperialism

By Rohini Hensman

If the Bush administration has decided to attack Iran militarily, is there any power on earth that can stop it if the people of the US are unable or unwilling to do so? The argument below is that if the USA’s ability to undertake imperial conquests depends on its obvious military supremacy, this in turn is ultimately based on the use of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency. It is the dominance of the dollar that underpins US financial dominance as a whole as well as the apparently limitless spending power that allows it to keep hundreds of thousands of troops stationed all over the world. Destroy US dollar hegemony, and the “Empire” will collapse

14 November, 2007

Cost Of US Wars $1.6 Trillion
By Bill Van Auken

The price tag for the wars being waged by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan will hit nearly $1.6 trillion during the coming year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Democratic staff of Congress’s Joint Economic Committee

25 October, 2007

Torture, Paramilitarism, Occupation And Genocide
By Stephen Lendman

On October 5, George Bush confronted a public uproar and defended his administration claiming "This government does not torture people." Again he lied. Once secret US Department of Justice (DOJ) legal opinions confirm the Bush administration condones torture by endorsing "the harshest interrogation techniques ever used by the Central Intelligence Agency." It also condones paramilitary thuggery, oppressive occupation, and genocide. This unholy combination is the ugly face of an imperial nation run by war criminals

24 October, 2007

The Imperial Presidency
By Ralph Nader

To what level of political insanity has this Washington Caesar descended? Only two countries can start World War III-Russia and the United States. Is Bush saying that if Russia, presently opposed to military action against Iran, persists with its position, Bush may risk World War III? If not, why is this law-breaking warmonger, looking for another war for American GIs to fight, while his military-age daughters bask in the celebrity lime light?

10 October, 2007

Reviewing James Petras' "Rulers And Ruled
In The US Empire"

By Stephen Lendman

The book is information rich on a core issue of our time. It discusses the US empire's "systemic dimensions," evolving changes in its ruling class, its corporatist system, myths about its coming collapse, contradictions in the current debate on immigration and market liberalization policies, the use of force and genocidal carnage, corruption as a market penetrating tool, the Israeli Lobby's power and influence, Latin American relations and events in the region, social and armed resistance, and much more in four power-packed parts under 17 subject chapter headings

05 October, 2007

The American Empire And The Commonwealth Of God
By Jim Miles

Book Review: The American Empire and the Commonwealth of God – A Political, Economic, Religious Statement. By John Cobb, Richard Falk, David Griffin and Catherine Keller

01 October, 2007

A Global Satyagraha Against Imperialism
By Rohini Hensman

Gandhi's birth anniversary on October 2 provides a fitting occasion to launch a global satyagraha against imperialism. Such a struggle is urgently needed today, given the carnage being inflicted by imperialism in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan, and the threat of even greater carnage in Iran. Support for the people of these countries needs to be stepped up to a higher level globally if the continuing holocaust is to be halted

28 September, 2007

The State of the American Empire –
How the USA Shapes the World

By Jim Miles

Book Review: The State of the American Empire – How the USA Shapes the World By Stephen Burman. University of California Press, Myriad Editions,2007

26 September, 2007

A Culture Of Violence
By Stephen Lendman

What kind of country glorifies mass killing, assaults and abuse; one that looks down on pacifist non-violence as sissy or unpatriotic, yet claims to be peace loving. It's not in the third world, under dictatorship or controlled by religious extremists. It's the "land of the free and home of the brave, America the Beautiful" where human rights, civil liberties, common dignity and personal safety are more illusion than fact

21 August, 2007

Oil Wars: Fueling Both U.S. Empire And Ecocide
By Dan Brook

The war will end. U.S. troops will return home. The empire is running on fumes and will eventually stall out. The only questions are: How many more people will have to die before that happens? How many more billions of dollars will have to be wasted?

16 July, 2007

Plan Iraq:Permanent Occupation
By Stephen Lendman

Drawdowns, withdrawal, timelines, mission shifting, building democracy and all the other current and long-standing phony rhetoric aside, America is in Iraq to stay as a conqueror and occupier - that is, until Iraqis finally kick us out as they will in time in a part of the world long a graveyard for foreign invaders. But it won't happen quickly or before countless more thousands die, are injured, suffer immeasurably, are displaced, and lose everything

US Middle East Wars: Social Opposition
And Political Impotence

By James Petras

Everywhere I visit from Copenhagen to Istanbul, Patagonia to Mexico City, journalists and academics, trade unionists and businesspeople, as well as ordinary citizens, inevitably ask me why the US public tolerates the killing of over a million Iraqis over the last two decades, and thousands of Afghans since 2001?

09 June, 2007

Report Details CIA Prisons In Europe
By Joe Kay

A report released Friday by the Council of Europe confirms that the CIA has used interrogation centers in Europe, including in Romania and Poland, to secretly hold and torture prisoners captured in Afghanistan, Iraq and other parts of the globe

16 May, 2007

Is Imperial Liquidation Possible For America?
By Chalmers Johnson

When Ronald Reagan coined the phrase "evil empire," he was referring to the Soviet Union, and I basically agreed with him that the USSR needed to be contained and checkmated. But today it is the U.S. that is widely perceived as an evil empire and world forces are gathering to stop us

15 May, 2007

Notes On A Cultural Renaissance
In A Time Of Barbarism

By James Petras

We live in a time of imperial-driven destructive wars in the name of ‘democracy’, savage exploitation in the name of ‘emerging world powers’, massive forced population displacement in the name of ‘immigration’ and large-scale pillage of natural resources in the name of ‘free markets’

27 April, 200

Mr. Bush, Tear Down These Walls!
By Scott Ritter

The ongoing policy of building walls in Baghdad designed to segregate Sunni neighborhoods from Shiite neighborhoods is as morally despicable as it is ineffective. The Soviets built walls; the Nazis walled off entire communities, often as a precursor to rounding up the segregated population and shipping it off to concentration camps

24 April, 2007

Deaths In Other Nations Since WW II
Due To Us Interventions

By James A. Lucas

The overall conclusion reached is that the United States most likely has been responsible since WWII for the deaths of between 20 and 30 million people in wars and conflicts scattered over the world

23 April, 2007

Blacksburg To Baghdad:US Mass Murder
At Home & Abroad

By Gideon Polya

The Blacksburg Massacre was enabled because America is awash with guns, has a power-obsessed, abusive and racist culture and IGNORES the appalling human consequences of its actions

17 April, 2007

Blood For Oil Control
By Paul Street

U.S. forces are in Iraq to protect Iraq oil from the Iraqis themselves and from the possibility that the Iraqis might act to accelerate U.S. global decline by aligning their energy resources with the development of competing states and sectors in the world system

14 April, 2007

Iran May Be The Greatest Crisis Of Modern Times
By John Pilger

It is time we in Britain and other Western countries stopped looking from the side. We are being led towards perhaps the most serious crisis in modern history as the Bush-Cheney-Blair "long war" edges closer to Iran for no reason other than that nation's independence from rapacious America

27 March, 2007

A Cluster Bomb Treaty: Again,
It's The U.S. v. The World

By Scott Stedjan & Laura Weis

In an historic step forward, Norway hosted the Oslo Conference on Cluster Munitions in late February 2007, where 49 countries met to discuss how to address the indiscriminate and lasting effects of cluster munitions on civilians. The Bush administration did not send a representative to the Oslo meeting and, absent a policy change, is unlikely to participate in subsequent meetings

19 March, 2007

If Elected, Hillary Clinton Vows
To Keep US Troops In Iraq

By Bill Van Auken

In a calculated bid to position herself for the 2008 Democratic nomination, Senator Hillary Clinton told the New York Times Wednesday that, if elected president, she would keep significant US military forces in Iraq for the foreseeable future

13 March, 2007

America's Perpetual Nuclear War
By Robert Weitzel

The world should note that America has been waging a “low yield” nuclear war that has been killing civilians for almost two decades. Missing from this war are mushroom clouds and very loud booms. Present is nuclear fallout with its insidious long-term effects on both combatant and civilian and its perpetual contamination of land and water resources

11 March, 2007

A Predator Becomes More Dangerous
When Wounded

By Noam Chomsky

Washington's escalation of threats against Iran is driven by a determination to secure control of the region's energy resources

10 March, 2007

Democrats “Withdrawal” Plan Paves
Way To Escalation Of Iraq War

By Bill Van Auken

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic congressional leaders unveiled a toothless plan Thursday that they claim would result in the withdrawal of US combat troops from Iraq a year and a half from now. The main purpose of this political exercise, however, is to unite the party behind supplemental funding legislation that will provide at least $100 billion more to pay for the escalation of the illegal war and occupation that has been waged by Washington for the past four years

02 March, 2007

Nemesis: The Last Days Of The American Republic
By Chalmers Johnson & Amy Goodman

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."

A Review Of Chalmers Johnson's Nemesis
By Stephen Lendman

Volume three is Nemesis and the subject of this review. In it, Johnson "tried to present historical, political, economic, and philosophical evidence of where our current behavior is likely to lead." He believes our present course is a road to perdition in the form of fiscal insolvency and a military or civilian dictatorship

Never Again To Antiwar Battle Fatigue
By David Howard

From the Holocaust witnesses we have learned to say never again to regimes of racism and fascism. From Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors we have learned to say never again to nuclear weapons. From the Iraq War we must learn to say never again to preemptive war, to torture, and to the insidious ideology of democratizing by the sword

01 March, 2007

America's March Madness
By Mickey Z.

Last month, I touched on a fraction of February's forgotten history vis-à-vis America's long history of global brutality. Here's a small taste of March's madness

14 February, 2007

The World Can Halt Bush’s Crimes
By Dumping The Dollar

By Paul Craig Roberts

If the rest of the world would simply stop purchasing US Treasuries, and instead dump their surplus dollars into the foreign exchange market, the Bush Regime would be overwhelmed with economic crisis and unable to wage war. The arrogant hubris associated with the “sole superpower” myth would burst like the bubble it is

13 February, 2007

Bush’s Plan For Iraq And The Middle East
By Abid Mustafa

Over the past few months, the Bush administration in the backdrop of the Iraq Study Group’s (ISG) report has announced its plan for Iraq—apart from the Presidents refusal to formally engage Iran and Syria— the plan broadly concurs with the recommendation laid out by the ISG. Furthermore, the US has mobilised its surrogates in Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and the gulf countries to implement this plan and prepare the ground for the emergence of a new middle east. What follows is a brief summary of what America is planning to achieve in Palestine, Iraq and Iran

12 February, 2007

“You Cannot Oppose The War And Fund This War”
By Kevin Zeese & Anthony Arnove

An interview with Anthony Arnove

War: It's Just A Pretext Away
(Lessons From Yugoslavia)

By Mickey Z.

Anyone viewing international events with even a shred of objectivity knows that the U.S. government is just a pretext away from bombing Iran. American history, after all, is teeming with convenient provocations that created an opening for military intervention

07 February, 2007

Forgotten February
By Mickey Z.

A brief peek at America's unrestrained brutality

Clinton, Edwards And Obama: Strike Iran
Why The Democrats Won’t Save Us

By Joshua Frank

None of the front running Democrats are opposed to Bush’s dubious “war on terror” or his bullying of Iran. They support his aggression in principle but simply believe a Democratic presidency could handle the job more astutely. All put Israel first and none are going to fundamentally alter U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East

02 February, 2007

Stepped Up US Preparations
For War Against Iran

By Peter Symonds

A relentless and unmistakable American buildup for war against Iran is currently underway. Military preparations are being accompanied by a daily barrage of propaganda against Tehran issuing from US sources and relayed uncritically via a compliant media

01 February, 2007

US Holocaust Commission And Holocaust Denial
By Dr Gideon Polya

The US recently successfully put a Resolution to UN General Assembly rightly condemning Holocaust Denial. However the Resolution ignored huge non-Jewish Holocausts e.g. the US-driven Iraqi Holocaust and thus was Holocaust Ignoring, something even worse than Holocaust Denial because it is Passive Holocaust Denial that admits of no refutation – who does one refute something that has not even been asserted?

24 January, 2007

Gangsters For Capitalism
By Clinton L. Cox

Although benign U.S. intentions are an article of faith among many Americans, theft, murder and oppression have always been central to U.S. policies and practices in the non-white world. George Bush’s crusade for ‘democracy’ is yet another chapter in the shameful saga

Bush The Empire Slayer
By Bernard Chazelle

Victors are never war criminals. That's because they get to write the history books. Bush won't have that chance. The die has been cast and the hour is too late for him or anyone to alter the unforgiving judgment of posterity

20 January, 2007

Rice’s Middle East Tour: Arab Rregimes
Back US War Drive In Iraq And Iran

By Jean Shaoul & Chris Marsden

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the Emirates have all signed up to the Bush administration’s escalation of its aggression against Iraq and its plans for a military attack on Iran

Truth Is Speaking… Is Power Listening?
By Carolyn Baker & Jason Miller

Carolyn Baker interviewed by Jason Miller

19 January, 2007

Is The U.S. Planning A Horrific Global Nuclear War?
By Michel Chossudovsky

At no point since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, has humanity been closer to the unthinkable, a nuclear holocaust which could potentially spread, in terms of radioactive fallout, over a large part of the Middle East

17 January, 2007

Turning On The War
By Joshua Frank

It seems the only way the war will come to an end will be when soldiers start resisting by the droves. It’s already happening with little fanfare all across the country. Many are finding refuge in Canada and elsewhere. These brave soldiers must be congratulated for taking such a path. They are the answer the antiwar movement has been looking for. Let’s hope they lead by example. If their peers don’t follow, we are in for a much longer, deadlier war

11 January, 2007

Bringing To Book The Guilty Men Of Baghdad
By Siddharth Varadarajan

The legal arguments used by the U.S.-sponsored Iraqi court to convict Saddam Hussein of crimes against humanity apply even more forcefully to those American leaders who ordered the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq

Air strikes On Somalia: A New Stage
In Washington’s Illegal “Terror” War

By Chris Marsden

US air strikes against targets in the south of Somalia have claimed a substantial number of civilian lives. The bombing campaign, begun Sunday night and continued on Monday, mark a major escalation in the Bush administration’s lawless use of violence to achieve Washington’s strategic aims under the auspices of its “global war on terrorism.”

A Dark Anniversary
By William Fisher

This week, as the world marks the fifth anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at the U.S. naval facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a growing number of people and organizations – from military officers to religious leaders to legal scholars to human rights groups – continue to label the prison a black hole of injustice and demand that it be closed

08 January, 2007

The Tower Of Wealth Without A Foundation
By Siv O'Neall

The two mainstays of the neoconservative and neoliberal agenda can be reduced to the accumulation of more wealth for the tiny upper clique of the American population and to assuring the ever-lasting continuation of the U.S. empire. The rest of the world is simply of no consequence to the neocon way of thinking and that's where they make the huge mistake that is one day going to be their downfall

07 January, 2007

Bush’s Solution To Iraq – No Mystery
By Dan Lieberman

Jordan and Syria, that feel threatened by Iraq and Iran, might become more conciliatory to the U.S. and Israel (USrael) and seek their protection (as in mafia protection). The U.S. might bow out and let Israel proceed in its own plans. Israel might be the biggest victor in this calamitous and haunting adventure

04 January, 2007

Hussein And Ford = Dead Criminals
By Mickey Z.

All you need to know about America is summed up here: Saddam Hussein was "the next Hitler" while Gerald Ford was a "healer."

30 December, 2006

War And USA
By David Truskoff

Christian Americans are the most war like people this planet has ever produced

28 December, 2006

A Look Back And Ahead In An Age Of Neocon Rule
By Stephen Lendman

It's time to pause at year's end to give thanks for our blessings but reflect that the spirit of the season demands that the madness of Bush neocon rule be stopped and ended before it's too late

Will Stinky Cut The Big One
By Sheila Samples

Bush is a brutal, pathological liar -- arguably a homicidal maniac. After losing two wars against helpless, unarmed nations, he's bored. The Decider is moving on to greater things, and those who know how to listen to him know the decision to nuke Iran has already been made. Before he leaves office, Bush plans to spread the same freedoms throughout Iran that Iraq is presently enjoying. Will Stinky cut the big one on his way out?

26 December, 2006

“Stephen Lendman Sounds Off”
By Jason Miller & Stephen Lendman

Despite his relatively recent start, Stephen Lendman has rapidly become one of the most ubiquitous and well-respected chroniclers of truth in the alternative media community.Here is a glimpse of Stephen and his worldview

Iran And North Korea Standoff:
US policy On NPT Is In Tatters

By Abid Mustafa

The US has not only failed to curb the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea, but has also made the world a dangerous place to live in. By signing a nuclear deal with India in violation of the NPT and not lifting a finger to reign in Israel's atomic weapons, more and more countries will follow Iran and North Korea in a bid to nuclearize. Thanks to the Bush administration, America now stands on the verge of becoming the worlds biggest proliferate of nuclear technology

23 December, 2006

The Birth Of An Empire
By Rosa Mariam Elizalde

An Interview with Gore Vidal

21 December, 2006

UK, US And Israeli State Terrorism
And Western Holocaust Denial

By Gideon Polya

Holocaust Denial is exactly what racist, lying Western academics, politicians and media have been guilty of in relation to past and present Western-imposed Holocausts in Asian countries, including India

The Decider Can’t Decide
By Kevin Zeese

Indications are Bush is moving toward more troops, with Democratic leadership support, now Joint Chiefs of Staff reportedly opposes an increase in troops in Iraq. Washington, DC is confused in the face of military defeat. It is time to face the facts and leave

Elephants And Quagmires
By Bill Henderson

While the Bush administration, the media and nearly all the Democrats still refuse to explain the war in Iraq in terms of oil, the ever-pragmatic members of the Iraq Study Group share no such reticence

19 December, 2006

"Defending Our Interests And
Our People" (Lessons From Panama)

By Mickey Z.

Estimates range from 500 to 3000 dead Panamanian civilians killed during the invasion and the fighting afterwards. Bush the Elder was later asked if getting Noriega was worth all those deaths. As if to confirm the unspoken tenet that some lives count more than others, the president replied: "Every human life is precious, and yet I have to answer, yes, it has been worth it."

17 December, 2006

The U.S. Government Hates Democracy
(Lessons From Italy)

By Mickey Z

As far as I'm concerned, we can't put forward enough reminders of how the U.S. government about peace, freedom, justice, etc. aside, the land of the free is not even remotely interested in spreading democracy. There is an abundance of evidence to back up this assertion. For now, I offer the example of post-World War II Italy

The Atrocities Of Augusto Pinochet
And The United States

By Roger Burbach

The Pinochet affair has shaped a whole new generation of human rights activists and lawyers. They are determined to end the impunity of public officials, including that of the civilian and military leaders in the United States who engage in state terrorism and human rights abuses while violating international treaties like the Geneva Conventions

16 December, 2006

Omissions In The Iraq Study Group Report
By Stephen Lendman

It remains to be seen how long it will take for a mass awakening to occur to arouse the public at home, as it did in Iraq and Afghanistan, making them no longer willing to put up with the kind of abuse and neglect they've so far failed to resist. If history is a guide, it will happen

08 December, 2006

The Empire Is Falling
By Robert Fisk

The Roman Empire is falling. That, in a phrase, is what the Baker report says. The legions cannot impose their rule on Mesopotamia

Vietnam, Iraq, And The M Word
By Mickey Z.

Other countries have war criminals. In America, we have the mistaken

07 December, 2006

Don't Expect U.S. To Create Democracy
In Iraq (Lessons From Greece)

By Mickey Z.

It would be nice to believe that the U.S./British invasion of Iraq may have been horribly mishandled but the motivation behind it was sincere. After all, it's a timeless classic: toss out a depot and introduce democracy. However, even the most perfunctory glance at previous U.S./British ventures would promptly expose the lies. An excellent example is post-WWII Greece

21st American Century Is About To End
By Abid Mustafa

Barely six years have elapsed since President Bush took office and the much coveted 21st century belongs to America is about to come to an abrupt end. America's pre-eminence in four corners of the world is being challenged by friends and foes alike

06 December, 2006

The End Of The Bush Dynasty
By Stephen Lendman

It now remains for his final exit that can't come soon enough for most who want him out now and may act to force it if the Congress won't act as a majority of the public demands. Whatever happens from here, the king is dead (even with his head in place), and with it the power and influence of a family dynasty brought down by the poisoned chalice of its ill-chosen successor, unworthy and unable to wear the crown and pass it to the next in line

Don't Let Dick Cheney Read Your Palm
By Mickey Z.

A look back at some of the predictions that Dick Cheney made on Iraq

02 December, 2006

Like Hitler And Brezhnev,Bush Is In Denial
By Robert Fisk

More than half a million deaths, an army trapped in the largest military debacle since Vietnam, a Middle East policy already buried in the sands of Mesopotamia - and still George W Bush is in denial. How does he do it?

01 December, 2006

Barack Obama And The Winds Of War
By Glen Ford

Barack Obama--who has never claimed to be a Black leader--is in fact not a leader at all. Nowhere is this more evident than in the most critical issue facing Americans and the world at this dangerous juncture in history: the war in Iraq

Noam Chomsky And Gilbert Achcar's New Book:
Perilous Power

By Stephen Lendman

A review

29 November, 2006

Nominee For US Defense Secretary
Advocated Bombing Of Nicaragua

By Joe Kay

In December 1984, Robert Gates, the Bush administration’s nominee to replace Donald Rumsfeld as defense secretary, advocated military strikes against Nicaragua in response to what he considered to be a growing threat to US interests in Central and South America. Gates was then deputy director of intelligence at the CIA

Lawyers File War Crimes Charges Against
Rumsfeld And Others In German Court

By Michael Ratner

Revolution Interview with Attorney Michael Ratner on the Case vs Rumsfeld

28 November, 2006

Impeachment Hearings For Bush & Co.?
How About War Crimes Tribunals

By Heatherwokusch

The administration has taken pre-emptive action against future war crimes charges, including pushing through the scandalous Military Commissions Act, which provides them retroactive domestic protection from prosecution regarding prisoner abuse cases

Razzle-Dazzle Time In Washington
By Kevin B. Zeese

The Democrats reaped the benefit of voter anger at the Iraq war and occupation on November 7 and regained control of both chambers of Congress. Will the Democrats satisfy the desire to end the Iraq War? Sadly, the initial signs are that voters are likely to get a lot of razzle-dazzle in Washington, but not much change in policy

27 November, 2006

Some Things You Need To Know
Before The World Ends

By William Blum

The good news is that the Republicans lost.The bad news is that the Democrats won.The burning issue -- US withdrawal from Iraq -- remains as far from resolution as before

The American Thanksgiving: Rejoicing
In Genocide And White Supremacy

By Glen Ford

No Halloween of the imagination can rival the exterminationist reality that was the genesis, and remains the legacy, of the American Thanksgiving. It is the most loathsome, humanity-insulting day of the year – a pure glorification of racist barbarity

25 November, 2006

US Could Bomb Iran Nuclear Sites In 2007: Analysts

President George W. Bush could choose military action over diplomacy and bomb Iran's nuclear facilities next year, political analysts in Washington agree

Empire's Ally: Canadian Foreign Policy
By Greg Albo

The Bush doctrine and the imperial interventions across the Middle East, supported by Canada and the other Western powers, is the most visible symbol of this geo-political strategy. One of capitalism's most powerful fictions is - not for the first time - being laid bare for what it is: naked self-interest

Reclaiming America: Democrats Must
Truly Change Course

By Ramzy Baroud

To prevent the exodus of Empire-driven neo-conservative ideologues from being replaced by self-deceiving, Israel-comes-first Democrats, the American public must not be satisfied with its democratic revolution of early November. Americans must continue to push for a truly equitable, sensible and revolutionary foreign policy

23 November, 2006

Thanksgiving: The National Day Of Mourning
By Wampsutta

Text of 1970 speech by Wampsutta an Aquinnah Wampanoag elder and Native American activist

America Has Left The Building:
An Open Missive Of Anger And Hope

By Phil Rockstroh

I want you to realize this: There are hidden reservoirs of hope within us: reservoirs as boundless as the reach of your ruthlessness. These waters are as deep and potent as you are, at present, shallow and shameless. Yet, they're inaccessible to you -- as long as you insist your drink of choice will continue to be oil and blood, mixed with the runoff of melting Arctic glaciers

22 November, 2006

Rumsfeld’s War And War Crimes
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

With U.S. laws protecting its government officials that are at variance with international laws, Rumsfeld’s war crimes case may eventually go to the UNSC. But there, the USA will veto such resolutions further isolating herself from the rest of the civilized world

21 November, 2006

Rumsfeld Should Be Indicted
By Mahmood Khattak

Most of the people defending Rumsfeld would take the alibi that he was not personally torturing those people. Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death for killing 182 people, even though he did not pull the trigger himself. Hitler did not kill all the six million Jews in Holocaust himself

Democrats Seek Accommodation With Bush
Administration To Continue Iraq Occupation

By Joe Kay

Over the weekend, leading Democrats pledged their eagerness to work closely with the Bush administration in forging a bipartisan policy to continue the occupation of Iraq, and voiced their support for a substantial increase in the military budget and the recruitment of more Army troops

Third Parties Fight For American Democracy
By Joel S. Hirschhorn

A great democracy offers citizens sharp political choices. That’s what gives political freedom meaning. With two-party control of America’s political system, political options and discourse are stifled. We badly need more visible third-parties that can fully participate and reach the public with information about their platforms and candidates. In a nation that so worships competition it is hypocritical that there is so little political competition

20 November, 2006

Milton Lost: Can We Regain Paradise?
By Jason Miller

This article is dedicated to the untold millions who suffered as a result of Milton Friedman’s creation of an intellectual bulwark for economic brutality. On 11/16/06, Friedman died of heart failure, an ironic cause of death for a heartless individual

18 November, 2006

A Prescription For Peace
Teaching Tommy During an Era of Fascism
By Doug Soderstrom

In looking back at that of my own education, I have come to the conclusion that much of what I learned was a matter of propaganda.Then, after having spent forty years as a psychologist teaching at the college level, my sentiments have not changed; we, as teachers, have done a terrible thing. We have chosen to mislead our students. We have led them to believe things that are simply not true

17 November, 2006

The Price Of Imperial Arrogance
By Stephen Lendman

Hitler just called for the people to support him and used his anointing to unleash a reign of terror across the continent. It now remains to be seen how much more damage George Bush will do with his power and what the newly elected Democrat congress will do about it that early-on doesn't look like much of anything. Dare we imagine the price to be paid for more of the same ugly business as usual and a president given the power of a dictator to act as he pleases without restraint and a willingness to use it

Democrats Must Offer A New Blueprint For Iraq
By Scott Ritter

It is imperative that the Democratic Party stake out a position on Iraq before the Iraq Study Group publicly announces its findings and recommendations

16 November, 2006

Depleted Uranium, Another Gift From The Imperialists
By Pauline Paulinson

With now over 10 trillion doses of DU in Iraq and Afghanistan, it comes as no surprise that widespread field studies in Afghanistan point to the existence of a large scale public health disaster. UMRC is the first independent research organization to find DU in the bodies of US, UK and Canadian Gulf War I veterans and following ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’, they found DU in the water, soils and atmosphere of Iraq as well as in Iraqi civilians

To Hell With Centrism: We Must
Reclaim The Inspired Edge

By Phil Rockstroh

Rumsfeld is gone. Mehlman is gone. Delay is gone. Yet -- let's not have our progressives' version of a strutting on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier moment. Because mission has not been accomplished

15 November, 2006

To the Victors Belongs Impunity
By Jason Miller

Baghdad’s kangaroo court has issued a verdict that virtually guarantees that Saddam Hussein will launch his journey into the hereafter from the platform of a gallows.Yet to ensure public furor against Hussein (and to distract the hoi polloi from focusing upon those guilty of similar crimes), the corporate media have conveniently jettisoned several important aspects of history down the Memory Hole

14 November, 2006

Here come The Odious Excuses
By Robert Fisk

The philosophers behind the bloodbath in Iraq are now washing their hands

The Only Way Out Of Iraq
By Mirza A. Beg

The failure is evident to all who can reason. As predicted our bungling leader has not only landed the sole super power in an un-winnable quagmire in Iraq, but now even Afghanistan is on the skids, spiraling towards chaos

Liar Liar Pants On Fire
By David Truskoff

In 1952 Hanson Baldwin wrote, about the war in Vietnam, "The people of France are becoming more and more Weary of conflict that brings them no return at a cost known to every tax payer" In November 2006 the American taxpayers said the same thing with their vote against the Bush War. There will be many investigations and subpoenas that will now lead to chaos and turmoil in American politics. but In the end greed will prevail. It always does. The liars will see to it

11 November, 2006

Myth Of The Brave Soldier
By Mickey Z.

There are many who identify themselves as "anti-war" who will vigorously defend the troops. Even when faced with documented evidence of criminality, Americans still cannot summon the bravery to condemn the military

10 November, 2006

Outlaw Empire Meets The Wave
By Tom Engelhardt

The wave -- and make no mistake, it's a global one -- has just crashed on our shores, soaking our imperial masters. It's a sight for sore eyes

08 November, 2006

Saddam Hussein Verdict: US Politicians,
Media Applaud The Gallows And The Noose

By David Walsh

It is, in its own way, entirely fitting that a show trial followed by a hanging should be hailed by the US media and both major parties as symbols of Washington’s “democratic” mission in Iraq

07 November, 2006

Agitprop Capital Of The World (The USA)
Exports Its Poison To Venezuela

By Stephen Lendman

With the December election less than a month away, events are building toward a climax when Washington-orchestrated fireworks are sure to erupt. Expect them to be even uglier than the tactics used in the previous three failed attempts to oust Hugo Chavez

Unleashing the Christ Within:Last Hope
For The Moribund Soul Of A Nation?

By Jason Miller

In a collective sense, the soul of the United States is writhing in the agony of spiritual asphyxiation. Trapped in an overflowing cesspool of its own making, the nation’s élan vital desperately needs freedom and an infusion of spiritual oxygen. Sans significant change, its odds for survival equal those of an under-sized fish carelessly tossed ashore by a heartless angler

06 November, 2006

Apocalypse No! Christian Fascism
And The Nazi Legacy

By Juan Santos

If Life on Earth is to survive, if we and millions of other species are to survive, human society will have to undergo the deepest of transformations on a global scale. Stopping Christian Fascism will only be the beginning

Blood And money
By John Pilger

If I have learned nothing else from witnessing numerous bloody contrivances, it is never to underestimate the stamina of rampant, rapacious empire and the dishonesty of its "humanitarian interventions". Millions of us, who are the majority, need to raise our voices again, more urgently now than ever

05 November, 2006

Botched Or Not, The Joke's On Us
By Mickey Z.

Every now and then, a series of events (and the reaction to those events) converge to effectively illustrate just how deeply the indoctrination runs in the home of the brave/land of the free. Senator John F. Kerry was the catalyst for the most recent such convergence. His "botched joke" laid bare the passionate cult of the soldier, America's enduring military fetish

03 November, 2006

America The Temporary
By Mickey Z.

America the Beautiful. The Declaration of Independence. The Statue of Liberty. Baseball, apple pie, and internal combustion engines built by Chevrolet. All of these are nothing more than the castles made of sand Jimi Hendrix sang about

The Great White Hunters Bwana Dick And Don
By Rana Bose

Do Bwana Dick and Bwana Don really think that the people of the world outside the United States are really scurrying around without any heads above their shoulders, waiting for justice to arrive from the Bible belt via the Great White Hunter?

02 November, 2006

Midterm Elections 2006:It's Always Darkest,
Right Before ...It Goes Completely Black

By Phil Rockstroh

I believe, at this late hour, the second best thing that could come to pass in our crumbling republic is for the total destruction of the Democratic Party -- and then from its ashes to rise a party of true progressives

Apocalypse No!
An Indigenist Perspective -Part I
By Juan Santos

Science has given us until roughly 2012 to take radical action to change the course we’re on. In the next six years, they tell us, we will determine the fate of the Earth.With the US and its white colonial puppet Israel on a nuclear collision course with Iran and Syria, we may have less time than that

01 November, 2006

Terrorism: Facts Versus Myths
By Ram Puniyani

When I look
At the purple blue sky
At night,
I want to see stars,
Not bombers, circling the moonilight

The Forgiven: Clint Eastwood's Good War
By Mickey Z.

In the midst of our current, perpetual war against evil, America is yet again reflecting upon the "good war." If Clint Eastwood is allowed to recycle those images in ³Flags of Our Fathers,² as the author of an alternative history of WWII, why shouldn't I state my case yet again?

31 October, 2006

Hell Awaits America
By Jason Miller

Mass manipulation, blissful psychosis, and 7 easy wys to achieve damnation

30 October, 2006

American Voters Must Not Reward Failure
By Ramzy Baroud

On November 7 only the American voter has the power to decide: whether to reward failure or to gracefully search for a way out of Iraq

28 October, 2006

Christian Supremacists And American Imperialism
By Yoginder Sikand

Bush is on record as having claimed that only Christians have a place in heaven. Many other religious fundamentalists in other faiths, including Osama bin Laden, whom Bush regularly refers to as his principal adversary, think likewise about their own co-religionists. A recipe for despair? Perhaps, although, hopefully, not necessarily. But all the more reason for taking the battle against bigots parading in the guise of virtue even more seriously

Members Of Bush Gang Swore Under Oath
Saddam Was Behind 9/11

By Evelyn Pringle

For those Americans still wondering about a motive for Bush taking the country to war in Iraq, the first and foremost goal of the neocons was to gain control of the world's oil supply and the number two goal, was to set up a war profiteering scheme to funnel billions of tax dollars into their own bank accounts for many years to come

Is It Vietnam Yet?
By Cindy Sheehan

With the mid-term elections looming dangerously close, and with public opinion in opposition to George's failed foreign policies crossing the two-thirds mark, the White House announced that they are going to present their puppet government of Iraq with a "timetable" for US withdrawal. This reminds me of Richard Nixon's "secret plan" to remove US troops from Vietnam that he touted in his narrow electoral victory over Hubert Humphrey in 1968

27 October, 2006

James Petras' New Book:The Power Of Israel
In The United States

By Stephen Lendman

Petras' powerful new book is titled The Power of Israel in the United States. It's a work of epic writing and essential reading documenting the enormous influence of the Jewish Lobby on US policy in the Middle East

26 October, 2006

Nuclear Dual Standards
By Ramzy Baroud

The US administration’s double standards in dealing with the intensifying nuclear crisis in North Korea further strengthens the argument that President George W Bush’s colonial designs are either exasperated by the vulnerability of his foes or deterred by their lethal preparedness

The Shame Of The Nation: A Collective Perversion
By Stephen Lendman

The daily headlines about a single congressman's online pedophiliac behavior obscure the greater issue of a nation off its moorings and afflicted by the collective perversion of defiling the foundational equity and justice-for-all letter and spirit of what the nation long-claimed to stand for but no longer does if it ever did

Selling Satan: Iraqi War Dead And
The Collateral Damage To America's Soul

By Phil Rockstroh

Regarding the death of well over half-a-million Iraqis, the majority of the citizenry of The Corporatists States of America have experienced a comparable degree of regret and remorse that their oligarchic overlords experience when topping-off the tanks of their corporate jets with fuel purchased with money plundered from their employee's retirement accounts ... Sans conscience above -- sans conscience below

25 October, 2006

A Massive Turn Around Needed
By Ted Bohne

A massive turn around of American foreign policy is in order. This will do more to make the US safe than any action in Iraq which is well known to have never been a threat to the US. Remember, each day we wait to dismiss the current regime, American lives and Iraqi lives are being squandered like drunk's drinking money

21 October, 2006

How Not To Engage With The 'Muslim World':
Insights From Delhi

By Yoginder Sikand

In recent years, particularly following the events of 11 September 2001, several Western organisations based in Delhi have launched programmes ostensibly seeking to 'engage' with Muslims. Some of these are funded by their respective governments. Rather than aiming to promote serious dialogue between Muslims and the 'West', some of these programmes seem motivated almost entirely by narrowly-defined security concerns, and aimed at defending Western governments' imperialist policies and interests

20 October, 2006

Space: America's New War Zone
By Andrew Buncombe

The Bush administration has staked an aggressive new claim to dominate space - rejecting any new treaties that seek to limit the United States' extraterrestrial activities and warning that it will oppose any nations that try to get in its way

US Turns Space Into Its Colony
By Ehsan Ahrari

President George W Bush signed an executive order creating a new National Space Policy on Wednesday. The most crucial feature of this policy is that it "rejects future arms-control agreements that might limit US flexibility in space and asserts a right to deny access to space to anyone 'hostile to US interests'"

19 October, 2006

Beware Empires In Decline
By Michael Klare

Just as an empire on the rise, like the United States on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, is often inclined to take rash and ill-considered actions, so an empire on the decline, like the British and French empires after World War II, will engage in senseless, self-destructive acts. And I fear the same can happen to the United States today, as we, too, slip into decline

17 October, 2006

Bush Unleashes The Nuclear Beast
By Joseph Cirincione

Rather than negotiate treaties to eliminate weapons, the Bush administration forged a strategy to eliminate the regimes that might use them against us. The Bush team felt they knew who the bad guys were, and they aimed to get them — one by one. But the strategy has backfired

Swallowing The Blue Pill: Frank Talk
On Race And Fascism In The US

By Juan Santos

As the US veers on a radical course toward fascism, the Democrats, who are riding high on a national wave of revulsion against the Bush regime, breathe not a word about reversing the legalization of torture or restoring habeas corpus; they say nothing about reversing the Patriot Act, nothing about averting war in Iran, and nothing of substance about pulling out of Iraq

Spiritual Felo De Se: Fealty To A Moral Abomination
By Jason Miller

Those leaders (like Chavez) who fight for the poor and oppressed are treated as threats and pariahs, champions of the privileged elite like Reagan are enshrined in the pantheon of American politics, and malefactors in the Bush Regime garner enough support to continue perpetrating their heinous crimes

13 October, 2006

Clutching Our Values Aboard
The Death Train Of Empire

By Phil Rockstroh

So what exactly are values anyway? Values are what the clergy and the corporatists allow us to keep for ourselves -- after they've made off with all the valuables

11 October, 2006

The End Of An Era
By Siv O'Neall

The era of superpower domination of the world is rapidly coming to an end. The very arrogance of the present superpower has caused its impending downfall

Who’s Really Preying On Teenagers?
By David Howard

But if the idea of your school being obliged to pimp for the Army disturbs you as much as it disturbs me, you probably won’t rest until the recruitment provision of NCLB is repealed and we all acknowledge that child recruitment is as obscene as child pornography

Piercing The Simulacrum: Of Faux Democracy,
Petty Tyrants, And Painful Realities

By Jason Miller

Given humankind’s United States-led pursuit of self-destruction, an economic, ecological, or humanitarian cataclysm is virtually inevitable at some point. However, there is a silver lining. The survivors who rise from the ashes like the mythical Phoenix will be blessed with a second chance. And let’s hope those Founding Parents will have the wisdom to remake civilization according to truly democratic, just, and humane principles

10 October, 2006

War For Souls And Empire In Christ's Name
By Yoginder Sikand

Although rarely commented on in the press, Christian fundamentalism has emerged as a powerful factor in shaping American foreign policies, particularly in the 'Muslim world'. With a born-again Christian fundamentalist as President of America this is hardly surprising

09 October, 2006

Revolt Of The Generals
By Ralph Nader

Daddy Bush should take his son and have him repeat after him again and again--"options for revision," "options for revision," "options for revision." Unless, that is, Bush and Cheney both do the country a favor and resign

A Subtle Kind Of Fascism
By John Chuckman

America is a democracy, isn't it? It certainly has many of the forms of a democracy, but when you closely examine the details, as I've written previously, American democracy resembles a badly worn wood veneer. The ugly structural stuff underneath sticks out the way elbows do in a threadbare coat

Canada Need Not Follow The US
By Javed I. Chaudry

It is high time, the Canadian government and its public learn to differentiate between right and wrong in the light of the lessons learned from the history rather than make decisions on the basis of political expediency

Lebanon- Foreplay For The Rape Of Iran
By Dick Mazess

A nuclear attack on Iran would not only alienate European allies and make the US a pariah state but likely would stimulate nuclear proliferation worldwide

07 October, 2006

Two Roads Diverged For America
By Anthony Signorelli

As I have written in my new book Call to Liberty, the political conditions in the country are ripe for fascism. If principled ideas do not emerge in the new leadership of the Democratic Party, the vacuum will likely be filled by dynamic ideas vying for prominence from the far right wing

06 October, 2006

Intervention And Terrorism
By Paul Buchheit

If we were to accept the recommendation of military experts to cut the military budget, eliminate a tax cut that benefits the rich, and end a controversial war, we could free up about $300 billion for alternative energy research. With American ingenuity and this kind of money, we'd have a good chance of overcoming the dependencies that cause people to want to attack us

05 October, 2006

"No Blood For Oil"
By David Truskoff

"No Blood For Oil" - Most popular sign carried all over the world during May, 2003 anti-war demonstrations

04 October, 2006

The Erosion Of Democracy And
Freedom In America

By Stephen Lendman

Anyone reading Sinclair Lewis' "It Can't Happen Here" will be scared wondering if it really can happen here. Anyone living in the surreal age of George Bush and his out-of-control extremist neocon administration knows it already has, and we haven't yet found a way to stop it. This is no time for complacency. We are all now "enemy combatants."

02 October, 2006

By Ralph Nader

The messianic, authoritarian George W. Bush and the minds of his cohorts have further collapsed the rule of law with his bulldozing through a divided Congress more dictatorial powers in his increasingly self-defined, self-serving and failing "war on terror."

Bush Uses The Word Fascism To Mislead
By John Cox

As a historian of Nazi Germany, I have been intrigued by the widespread use of the term "fascist" in public discourse over the last few weeks. Since early August, the Bush Administration has undertaken a coordinated campaign to link "fascism" with political Islam and with Muslim-based opposition to U.S. policy in the Middle East

29 September, 2006

A Soul Defying, Tacit Approval Of Torture:
How Did We Come To This?

By Phil Rockstroh

The pathology of American culture is as ubiquitous as its strip-mall ugliness. It is abundantly evident, in almost every aspect of contemporary life.To resist, we must cast off the fear of being an outcast. I remain hopeful: There is yet a molecule or two of the wild wolf left within us cringing, cloying Toy Poodles

Toadies And Timid Men -How Empires Die
By Niranjan Ramakrishnan

If Gandhi found a law permitting detention without trail by a foreign government abhorrent enough to launch a nationwide general strike, what is America doing when similar laws are being passed by its own government?

The Special Forces Rebels
By Jim Travis

Stan Goff and William T. Hathaway shine light into the military's heart of darkness. These two defectors from the elite guard have become effective opponents of the empire they once served, and their example will help other soldiers to rebel and tell their stories

Fool's Goal
By Sheila Samples

So we are left yet again to ponder the meaning of Bush's words while he eyes Iran and checks options on his table and paws through his tool box with the hallucinatory goal of killing his way to glory. A fool. With a fool's goal

28 September, 2006

US Threatened To Bomb Pakistan
Back To “The Stone Age”

By Kranti Kumara & Keith Jones

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf’s revelation that a top US official said Pakistan would be bombed “back to the stone age” if Islamabad didn’t break its ties with the Taliban and provide logistical support to the US conquest of Afghanistan is yet another example of the mobster methods that have come to characterize US diplomacy, especially under the Bush administration

Wars And Debts And Taxes, Oh My!
By Michael Boldin

As stated so clearly in the Declaration of Independence, the American people have every right to write a new declaration of independence from the illegitimate, unlawful, and unconstitutional acts of their rulers. Such rights are inalienable and absolute in all people. Rights cannot be altered or abolished; governments can

27 September, 2006

Military Draft Needed For War With Iran And Syria?
By Steve Hammons

Will the U.S. soon need to activate Selective Service System plans for a military draft if open hostilities break out with Iran and Syria?There are signs that for many possible reasons, there are people and groups in Washington and elsewhere who desire a wider war - war between the U.S. and Iran and Syria - World War III.If they have their way, the necessity for a military draft would become a real possibility

26 September, 2006

Gearing Up for Rove's Pre-Election "Surprises"
By Bernard Weiner

What those surprises might be range from announcing the capture or death of Osama bin Laden to a surgical strike on Iran's fledgling nuclear program to ignoring a possible major terrorist attack against the U.S. -- or, conversely, announcing that they've foiled a frightening urban bomb plot. Or all of the above, and more

24 September, 2006

Two Winners In A War Without End
By Robert S. Becker

There are two winners, at least in the short run: the Bush government has shown great skill in leveraging the very fear and terror concocted by the terrorists. For what Bush has done is not only revenge 9/11, say in Afghanistan (with mixed results), but acts, as if in collusion with terrorists, to broadcast the very fear and terror by which they seek to achieve their political goals

Christian Fundamentalism And American Empire
By Yoginder Sikand

Like other forms of religious fundamentalism, Christian fundamentalism is a dreaded doctrine of supremacy, a cult of hatred and a recipe for disaster. And with an avowed born-again Christian at the helm of affairs in America one shudders to think of what more brutalities are in store for the world if Christian fundamentalism is allowed to remain unchallenged

23 September, 2006

Herbert Spencer's Evolved Capitalists
By Jason Miller

Someone needs to persistently document and decry the myriad foreign and domestic crimes of the American Empire. Join those of us who are. And perhaps one day justice will be served

22 September, 2006

Reflections On Our Inner Bush: Corporate Monkeys
In Our National House Of Mirrors

By Phil Rockstroh

We have summoned Bush by the incantation of our hidden intentions; perhaps, if we were to awaken to the George W. Bush concealed within, we might understand our own collaboration in creating him – and then, at long last, we can begin the process of dismissing him and all he represents

America Has Just Lost Two More Wars
By John Chuckman

The failure of America's military could be explained by the notion that failure is only what happens when you seek the wrong success. A poorly-governed people, as Americans certainly are, keeps being sent to wars in which they have no vital interest or commitment

21 September, 2006

Rise Up Against the Empire
By Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez's address to the United Nations

Imperialism 101 - The US Addiction To War,
Mayhem And Madness: Part II

By Stephen Lendman

We're at a moment now when there's still time to act before it's too late to save a nation conceived in liberty that may soon no longer have it

20 September, 2006

Control The Dictionary,Control The World
By Bernard Weiner

Bush, with a straight face, tells us that he has never authorized torture, and he thinks he can get away with that lie because the public is mostly unaware that his administration has totally altered the definition of "torture."

18 September, 2006

The American Military's Cult Of Cruelty
By Robert Fisk

The change to 'warrior' creed is encouraging soldiers to commit atrocities

16 September, 2006

Imperialism 101 - The US Addiction To War,
Mayhem And Madness - Part I

By Stephen Lendman

The US-led aggression in the Middle East and the three failed attempts to oust Venezuela's Hugo Chavez since 2002 (with a fourth now planned and likely to be implemented soon) are just the latest examples of this country's imperial agenda and the "new world order" it has in mind

Decline Of The American Empire
By John Chuckman

The rise now of China, Japan, Europe, and others – India, Korea, and to some extent Russia and Brazil – means the United States must be relatively diminished on the world stage, much as an only child whose mother just gave birth to quintuplets

04 September, 2006

Beware The Rise Of The Fourth Reich
By Indira Rai-Choudhury

I am afraid because this is the rise of the Fourth Reich...the rise of racist and immoral power hungry men that rationalize crimes against humanity and criminalize all dissent

01 September, 2006

Unconstitutional Orders Must Be Disobeyed
By Bill Mcginnis

If Bush Orders The Bombing Of Iran Without Congressional Authorization, The Military Must Disobey

30 August, 2006

Return Of People Power
By John Pilger

There is no difference in principle between the people's movement that saw off the Israeli invaders and the stirring of people everywhere as they become aware of the real meaning of the ambitions and hypocrisy of Bush and his vassal, who want us to be ever fearful of and cowed by "terrorism" when, in truth, the greatest terrorists of all are them

17 August, 2006

Pipelines To 9/11
By Rudo de Ruijter

This research article is intended to reveal the facts that lead to the US invasion of Afghanistan and to reveal the logical place of the 9/11events in that context. It is not meant to offend anyone. Don't read it if you are pleased with the "official" version of our history

09 July, 2006

Last Stand
By Seymour M. Hersh

The military's problem with the President's Iran policy

08 May, 2006

To The Rogue Tyrants Belong The Spoils
By Jason Miller

Regardless of what one believes about Chomsky or his motives, Failed States is a brilliant dissection of the increasingly inhumane and authoritarian political structure of the United States

05 May, 2006

The Salvador Option Has Been Invoked In Iraq
By John Pilger

The American public is being prepared. If the attack on Iran does come, there will be no warning, no declaration of war, no truth

04 May, 2006

Failed States
By Stephen Lendman

Comments On Noam Chomsky's New Book

28 April, 2006

GI's Beware of Radioactive Showers!
By Irving Wesley Hall

Bush's impending, insane nuclear attack on Iran has provoked an unprecedented rebellion within the top leadership of the United States military. At the same time, depleted uranium (DU) is steadily taking down our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. It's time for the soldiers to follow the lead of their commanders in order to end the war

25 April, 2006

Removing America's Blinders
By Howard Zinn

If Americans were more aware of how often our leaders have lied in order to wage war, would anyone have believed this president's justifications for attacking Iraq?

13 April, 2006

The U.S. Military Is In DU Denial
By Susu Jeffrey

Of the 580,000 Iraq War 1 veterans, 56 percent have applied for disability treatment and benefits. Depleted uranium is the sin of the father visited upon the next generation, whether it’s parental illness, death, or birth defects and genetic damage inherited by untold generations. Brothers, if you’re going over, bank your sperm. Sisters, if you’re going over—have your babies first

12 April, 2006

Imminent Decline Of Empire?
By Ramzy Baroud

The miscalculated policies of the US administration in the Middle East are quickly depleting the country’s ability to sustain its once unchallenged global position. Winds of change are blowing everywhere, and there is little that Washington’s ideologues can do to stop it

The American Caesar
By Ralph Nader

In the name of fighting stateless terrorism, George W. Bush is looming as the American Caesar running roughshod over the civil liberties of the American people who have turned against him in ever larger majorities

10 April, 2006

Washington Considering Nuclear
Strikes Against Iran

By Bill Van Auken

The Bush administration is in the advanced stages of the planning and preparation for a full-scale air war against Iran, including the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons against selected targets

America’s "Noble" Cause
By Jason Miller

Preserving its Right to Murder, Exploit, Torture, and Impoverish with Impunity

08 April, 2006

Amnesty Takes On Rendition
By William Fisher

As U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and her team continue to face increasingly harsh criticism from Muslim communities, Amnesty International has issued a new report on one of the practices they criticize most: rendition

04 April, 2006

Pentagon Thievery - An Interview
With Jeffrey St. Clair

By Joshua Frank

The sooner the Iraqis evict US forces from Iraq, the better off we'll both be. Perhaps then America's imperial ambitions will be chastened. Perhaps the federal budget will be so busted that future forays will be curtailed and provocative and destabilizing weapon systems will be mothballed. And, perhaps, a third party will emerge to reclaim the banner of Jeffersonian idealism

03 April, 2006

Uncle Sam's Scientists Busy Building Insect Army
By Lynda Hurst

Defence research agency creates landmine-sniffing bugs

01 April, 2006

The War Drums Are Getting Louder
By Stephen Lendman

It looks almost certain we're now headed for a new one against Iran, and may try to "double our displeasure" by including a "fracas in Caracas." I just learned about an "Operation Bilbao" which appears to be blueprint to overthrow the Chavez government and likely includes in it targeted assassinations starting with the guy in charge

Failed States: The Abuse Of Power
And The Assault On Democracy

By Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky has just released a new book titled "Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy." It examines how the United States is beginning to resemble a failed state that cannot protect its citizens from violence and has a government that regards itself as beyond the reach of domestic or international law

The Art Of War For The Anti-War Movement
By Scott Ritter

It's high time to recognize that we as a nation are engaged in a life-or-death struggle of competing ideologies with those who promote war as an American value and virtue

30 March, 2006

Which Soldier Will Be The Last
To Die For Bush's Mistake?

By Evelyn Pringle

The war in Iraq is a mistake. No its worse than a mistake. Lets quit pussy-footing around and call it like it is. The war in Iraq is a grand profiteering scheme gone awry and Americans need to take off their blinders and face the truth

29 March, 2006

Hobson's Imperialism And The Desperate
Uncle Sam As Naked As Ever

By Pratyush Chandra

What else do all these abuses demonstrate about the state of the American youth pushed into the war, if not that imperialism necessarily dehumanises its own citizens? They are transformed into Full Metal Jacketed soldiers

24 March, 2006

War Making 101 - A User's Manual
By Stephen Lendman

What's at stake is nothing less than saving the republic (again what's left of it) and our sacred Constitutional rights. Unless enough of us are willing to fight for both and do it soon, there may be nothing left to fight for

The War Lovers
By John Pilger

For me, one of the more odious characteristics of Blair, and Bush, and Clinton, and their eager or gulled journalistic court, is the enthusiasm of sedentary, effete men (and women) for bloodshed they never see, bits of body they never have to retch over, stacked morgues they will never have to visit, searching for a loved one

Democratizing The World: One Torture
Victim At A Time

By Jason Miller

Analysis of the Long, Repulsive History of the United States Inflicting Torture on Its "Suspected Enemies" (in Conjunction with a Review of A Question of Torture by Alfred W. McCoy)

22 March, 2006

India And UK-US Bush Wars
By Gideon Polya

On the occasion of the Third Anniversary of the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq it is timely to note the human and economic cost of the Bush Wars – 2.7 million excess deaths and a cost to the US of US$1-2 trillion

16 March, 2006

Terrorists Or Resistance Fighters:
America’s Dilemma In Iraq

By Gerald Rellick

But now after three years, and the recognition that the war was a fraud, theses brave soldiers in Iraq know the difference: 70- 75% of them want the war to end and want to come home to their families rather than fight George Bush’s personal war

14 March, 2006

Iraq: Permanent US Colony
By Dahr Jamail

US policymakers have replaced the Cold War with the Long War for Global Empire and Unchallenged Military Hegemony. This is the lens through which we must view Iraq to better understand why there are permanent US bases there

01 March, 2006

Imperial Conquest, Torture, And
A Little Matter Of Genocide

By Jason Miller

Americans are not an evil lot, but we are culpable for having allowed a string of truly despicable human beings to perpetrate the Iraqi genocide that has been taking place since the Reagan Regime. The monstrous psychopaths now infesting the White House have taken malevolence to a whole new level. Let us remind ourselves that The White House belongs to us and that Bush serves us

20 February, 2006

Rumsfeld Declares War On Bad Press
By Emad Mekay

Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld has signaled that he plans to intensify a campaign to influence global media coverage of the United States, a move that is likely to heighten the debate over press freedom and propaganda-free reporting

Check Your Conscience At The Door:
We're Building An Empire

By Jason Miller

This is America, baby! Shut up and swear allegiance to the Flag, the Dollar, the Corporatocracy, and to the Regime

17 February, 2006

UN Report Denounces US Torture And Calls For
Closure Of Guantánamo Prison Camp

By Kate Randall

A United Nations investigation has found that the US is committing acts amounting to torture at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The report, released Thursday, is a stinging rebuke to the American government’s illegal practices, justified in the name of the so-called “war on terrorism.” The UN body is calling for the prison camp to be closed

Eyes Wide Open
By Chris Floyd has obtained a cache of torture photos and videos from Abu Ghraib, along with previously unreleased investigation reports which detail "a total of 1,325 images of suspected detainee abuse, 93 video files of suspected detainee abuse, 660 images of adult pornography, 546 images of suspected dead Iraqi detainees, 29 images of soldiers in simulated sexual acts, 20 images of a soldier with a Swastika drawn between his eyes, 37 images of Military Working dogs being used in abuse of detainees and 125 images of questionable acts."

15 February, 2006

The Anti-Empire Report
By William Blum

How I spent my 15 minutes of fame

14 February, 2006

The Pentagon’s War On The Internet
By Mike Whitney

The Pentagon has developed a comprehensive strategy for taking over the internet and controlling the free flow of information. The plan appears in a recently declassified document, "The Information Operations Roadmap", which was provided under the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and revealed in an article by the BBC

13 February, 2006

Democracy In America -
It's Spelled C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N

By Stephen Lendman

The all-powerful rampaging U.S. juggernaut is not invulnerable. It faces at least 2 serious challenges. One is its own imperial arrogance, hubris and potentially fatal overreach that may hasten its own demise. The other is mass world public opinion that by using its "ultimate authority", becoming aroused and energized, flexing its collective muscle, can make even superpowers give ground

03 February, 2006

The State Of The Union Speech: Bush Repeats
Litany Of Lies On Iraq War

By Patrick Martin

The State of the Union speech Tuesday night was a typically choreographed affair in which George W. Bush appeared before a fawning audience and an uncritical media to deliver a stale rehash of the lies which the administration has employed to justify the war in Iraq and its attacks on democratic rights at home

30 January, 2006

Blair In Secret Plot With Bush To Dupe U.N.
By Simon Walters

A White House leak revealing astonishing details of how Tony Blair and George Bush lied about the Iraq war is set to cause a worldwide political storm. A new book exposes how the two men connived to dupe the United Nations and blows the lid off Mr Blair's claim that he was a restraining influence on Mr Bush

27 January, 2006

President Jonah
By Gore Vidal

Jonah, who, like Bush, chats with God, had suffered a falling out with the Almighty and thus became a jinx dogged by luck so bad that a cruise liner, thanks to his presence aboard, was about to sink in a storm at sea

The Nuclear “Threat” At the End Of
The Age Of Petroleum

By Zbignew Zingh

Barely three years after America invaded and occupied Iraq on the false pretense that it was developing atomic weapons, the Administration, once again, is clanging the nuclear alarm bells

26 January, 2006

Why I Now Genuflect To Charles Krauthammer
By Jason Miller

Driven by my renewed sense of purpose, and my blazing passion to follow my new-found inspiration, mentor, and idol, Charles Krauthammer, I elected to compile a compelling (yet succinct) detail, an accounting if you will, of the world's debt to America

25 January, 200

The Life And Death Of An Iraq Veteran
Who Could Take No More

By Andrew Buncombe and Oliver Duff

By his own admission Douglas Barber, a former army reservist, was struggling. For two years since returning from the chaos and violence of Iraq, the 35-year-old had battled with his memories and his demons, the things he had seen and the fear he had experienced. Last week after a brief stand-off with officers he shot himself in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene

Let History Judge
By Scott Ritter

When historians look back on the policies enacted by the Bush administration in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, starting off with the decision to invade Iraq in March 2003, they will be passing judgment on a United States that has violated international law as egregiously as any power in modern history

23 January, 200

Echoes Of War
By Ghali Hassan

If one compares the engineering of the crisis which led to the war of aggression against Iraq with the current engineering of crisis to justify aggression against Iran, one is not likely to identify differences. The lies and the language are the same

20 January, 2005

Phantom Osama Groomed For A Return
By Kurt Nimmo

After a long and suspicious hiatus, Osama bin Laden has resurfaced with new threats against the Great Satan.The latest incarnation of Osama was vetted by the CIA, the spook agency responsible for promoting the original Osama’s illustrious career, that is before he died of kidney failure in December, 2001

Imperialism And Infinite Guilt
By Asim Srivastava

Last Saturday (January 14, 2006), an unmanned drone, apparently operated by the CIA, bombed the village of Damadola in Northwestern Pakistan, apparently in an attempt to assassinate the Al-Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahri. He was not among the 18 people who were killed in the attack. There were 8 women and 5 children among those killed. Collateral damage in the global war on terror

The Proposed Iranian Oil Bourse
By Krassimir Petrov, Ph.D.

The proposed Iranian Oil Bourse will accelerate the fall of the American Empire

11 January, 2005

Sedition, Subversion, Sabotage
By William T. Hathaway

Capitalism, although resilient, is willing to change only in ways that shore it up, so before anything truly different can be built, we have to bring it down

Should God Bless America
By Craig Etchison

Is it not time for us to declare that our government will have only one special interst--treating all people and the environment with decency? Is it not time for us to decree that all decisions will be made in a single context--people and planet before profit? Maybe then we'll be worthy of God's blessing

08 January, 2005

America Is Going To Lose This War
By Sandy Shanks

The writing is on the wall. The American people are already being prepped for withdrawal, which equates to defeat for Americans and Iraqis alike any way you look at it

17 December, 2005

The Decline Of The American Empire
By Gabriel Kolko

Defeated in Iraq, bankrupt at home, despised around the globe (and that's just the good news)

17 November, 2005

Evidence Mounts That Bush Wants New Wars
By Bill Christison

Bush seems to be moving deliberately and rapidly toward new wars of aggression in an unforgivable gamble to overcome his troubles. His speech on Veterans' Day leads to this conclusion more clearly than any of his previous speeches and activities

17 October, 2005

Good Amrican's- Democracy's Grave Diggers?
By Sheila Samples

Good Americans, like their 1930s German counterparts, have already racked up a legacy of despair, misery and unbearable shame their children -- and ours -- must ultimately bear. It does not matter if Good Americans sit on the high court, if they are members of Congress, if they are propaganda conduits in the media, or if they are military ordered to turn on the very people they are sworn to protect, they are gravediggers of freedom and democracy. They will be the death of us all

08 October, 2005

God Told Me To Invade Iraq
By Rupert Cornwell

President George Bush has claimed he was told by God to invade Iraq and attack Osama bin Laden's stronghold of Afghanistan as part of a divine mission to bring peace to the Middle East, security for Israel, and a state for the Palestinians

04 October, 2005

Viewing Terrorism Through A Different Lens
By Jason Miller

A true victory in the “war on terror” would involve eradicating the US terrorist state and criminally prosecuting those who have perpetrated the associated war crimes. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and many others in that foul administration belong in Guantanamo Bay with those they have deemed to be terrorists

05 September, 2005

Katrina And America's Tipping Point
By Abid Mustafa

In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and Bush's inept response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in New Orleans, the myth of America's super power status has been shattered

02 September, 2005

Honoring The Dead
By Dr. Trudy Bond

As if they were figurines, terrifying images of Iraqis and Afghanis dismembered by explosions are exchanged on-line for free access to a porn site. The invitation to post photos of shocking cruelty is proposed to US combat troops who are asked to post their horror shots in order to enter the porn section of the site. Once gaining entry, many site visitors have been unable to resist the deal offered by

Why I Do Not Support The Troops
By Lucinda Marshall

As Cindy Sheehan has so eloquently pointed out, using our children as "human cluster-bombs" to kill other children in never-ending wars is not a family value, it is the callous betrayal of our youth and the wanton destruction of our future. It is for these reasons that I will not say that I support our troops

29 August, 2005

What If America Found Its Soul?
By Jason Miller

Waking up to Discover Your Soul is Missing....the Ultimate Nightmare

24 August, 2005

Pat Robertson Declares Fatwah On Chavez
By Leigh Saavedra

When a good friend referred to Pat Robertson's call to assassinate Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, as a "declaration of a fatwah on a president" I laughed, appreciative of the irony. But, can we simply laugh it away?

Pat Robertson's Threat
By John Levine and David Walsh

The call for Chavez’s assassination is a serious threat coming from a leading Republican and close ally of the Bush administration. It is in line with the previous attempts of the Bush administrations to destabilize and unseat the Venezuelan government

The Democrats And Cindy Sheehan
By Joshua Frank

If Democratic politicians had a soul they'd be standing shoulder to shoulder with Sheehan's supporters at candle light vigils across the country. But that won't be happening anytime soon. The Democrats in DC aren't even sure Sheehan's actions are justified. They aren't even sure that her son died for an unjust cause

23 August, 2005

President Bush Knows The True Reasons
He Started A War In Iraq,But He's Not Going To Tell

By Jason Leopold

Every year, right around the anniversary of 9/11 the Bush administration spins the public about the reasons 1,864 American soldiers have died fighting for a lie in Iraq. And every year, it’s just as crucial that the media tell the public the truth about the reasons the war was started

22 August, 2005

The President’s Greatest Fear
By Doug Soderstrom

Can you imagine… a commander in chief having committed his country to war, but with no one to command? You see a military leader’s worst fear is not that he will lose the war, but rather that, because he has lost the trust of his own men, no one is willing to follow

19 August, 2005

The Rise Of The Democratic Police State
By John Pilger

Terrorism is the logical consquence of American and British "foreign policy" whose infinitely greater terrorism we need to recognise, and debate, as a matter of urgency

18 August, 2005

New Abuse Photos Could Spark Riots,
US General Warns

By William Fisher

In response to a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and a number of medical and veterans groups demanding release of 87 new videos and photographs depicting detainee abuse at the now infamous prison, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard Myers, said the release would result in ”riots, violence and attacks by insurgents.”

Bush Menaces Iran With Threat Of Military Attack
By Peter Symonds

President George Bush’s inflammatory comments last Friday menacing Iran with military attack have again underscored the lawless character of the US administration

16 August, 2005

UN Figures Show: US Controls Iran Permanently...
By Henk Ruyssenaars

Coming September 3d, when IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei reports on Iran's nuclear activities, the figures in this article will be used concerning the number of visits in the field to inspect in Iran. Showing that for years already nuclear development in Iran has been controlled by the US and UN: day and night. So: Why War?

Cindy Sheehan's War
By Tom Hayden

Cindy Sheehan inhabits an alternative world of meaning that more Americans need to experience before this war can end. She represents the survivors' need to define a meaning in her son's death - and her life - that is counter to the meaning offered by President Bush

Redemption Within Reach For
The American Empire

By Jason Miller

My wife and I will travel from our home in Kansas to be at the White House on September 24 to help hundreds of thousands of others delivering the demands for social justice and peace. It is my sincere belief that there are many others who care as much as she and I do, and it is my sincere hope that together we can reinvigorate the soul of America

14 August, 2005

Bush Raises Option Of Using Force Against Iran
By Reuters

President Bush said on Israeli television he could consider using force as a last resort to press Iran to give up its nuclear programme

11 August, 2005

The Bush Administration's Iranian Nightmare
By Michael Schwartz

The record of Bush administration belligerence makes it difficult to imagine America's top leadership giving up the ambition of toppling the Islamic regime in Iran. And who knows where future Washington plans and dreams are likely to lead -- perhaps to destruction, certainly to bitter ironies of every sort

Comparing Japanese, Jihadist And UK-US War Crimes
By Gideon Polya

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the final end of World War 2 , it is useful to compare the human cost of jihadist terrorism and UK-US state terrorism with other violent crimes against humanity such as WW2 war crimes

10 August, 2005

Sixty Years Since Hiroshima And Nagasaki Bombings
By Joseph Kay

An article in three-parts marking 60 years since the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

09 August, 2005

George Bush Knows Why They Hate Us
By Jason Miller

Terrorist acts and acts of military aggression are morally repugnant. Those committing these crimes deserve to face justice. Regrettably, as evidenced by the poignant example of Iraq, the leaders of the United States have been committing war crimes and acts of terrorism for years without consequence


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