Security Continues to Invade American Towns A couple nights ago, I was sitting in front
of the TV waiting on the local campaign coverage. Amid the mindless
programming that passes for entertainment, and the irritating advertisements
that follow it, a particular commercial caught my eye.
‘considered’ bombing Syria
George Bush contemplated ordering a US military strike against a suspected
Syrian nuclear facility at Israel’s request in 2007, the former
US president has reminisced in his memor to be published soon.
age of the dollar is drawing to a close
Right from the start of the financial crisis, it was apparent that one
of its biggest long-term casualties would be the mighty dollar, and
with it, very possibly, American economic hegemony. The process would
take time – possibly a decade or more – but the starting
gun had been fired.
prisoners were abused at ‘UK’s Abu Ghraib’, court
hears Evidence of the alleged systematic and brutal
mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at a secret British military interrogation
centre that is being described as “the UK’s Abu Ghraib”
emerged yesterday during high court proceedings brought by more than
200 former inmates.
Million for 9/11 Workers A group of workers who claimed they suffered
health problems as a result of being exposed to debris from ground
zero during its removal and transfer to a landfill on Staten Island
stand to receive $27.5 million in a settlement announced on Friday.
Greenspan Admits that Moral Hazard and Fraud are the Main Problems Even Alan Greenspan is confirming what William
Black, James Galbraith, Joseph Stiglitz, George Akerlof and many
other economists and financial experts have been saying for a long
time: the economy cannot recover if fraud is not prosecuted and
if the big banks know that government will bail them out every time
they get in trouble.
ratchets up Contra War II against Nicaragua Borrowing its war plan against the Sandinista
government of Nicaragua from Ronald Reagan, George H W Bush, and
Oliver North, the Obama administration has given a green light to
two neighbors of Nicaragua — Costa Rica and Honduras —
to ratchet up tensions on their borders with Nicaragua.
media, US propaganda Propaganda is something you might expect from
a dictatorship government but what about the United States? In the
early 1980’s, the US State Department launched a covert propaganda
war against its own people. Founder and President of the Institute
for Public Accuracy Norman Solomon says that US government propaganda
continues today through mainstream media as an extension of the