REFLECTIONS OF FIDEL The Nobel Peace Prize winner (Taken from CubaDebate) I shall barely talk about the Cuban people, who one day swept away United States domination of their homeland, when the imperialist system had reached the peak of its power. Men and women of all ages could be seen [...]
Archive for May 6th, 2012
Tomgram: Ernest Callenbach, Last Words to an America in Decline Posted by Ernest Callenbach at 5:30pm, May 6, 2012. Thirty-five years later, it was still on my bookshelf in a little section on utopias (as well it should have been, being a modern classic). A friend had written his name inside the [...]
Uprooting Trees and Lives by Abby Zimet The latest lofty move by the Middle East‘s self-professed only democracy: Israel has orderedPalestinian farmers in Deir Istiya, a major West Bank olive producing village, to uproot at least 1,400 trees they have tended for generations because…..umm. Petition to halt the largest of years of such actions, currently at a stand-off thanks to protests by residents and [...]
The Obama Justice Department decided last month not to look back and reopen an investigation of the shootings – Common Dreams staff Seven people shot by the Ohio National Guard gunfire at Kent State University 42 years ago
Kent State Wounded Want Independent Review of New Evidence The Obama Justice Department decided last month not to look back and reopen an investigation of the shootings – Common Dreams staff Seven people shot by the Ohio National Guard gunfire at Kent State University 42 years ago Friday have renewed an appeal for an independent [...]
Fighting Fire With Water: The Christian Role in the War on Women Sunday, 06 May 2012 14:36By Nynia Chance, RH Reality Check | Op-Ed
Fighting Fire With Water: The Christian Role in the War on Women Sunday, 06 May 2012 14:36By Nynia Chance, RH Reality Check | Op-Ed Birth should never be about control, but there are those who are working very hard to make it so. There are those who are doing their level best to usurp control over women’s [...]
The Stall Has Arrived Sunday, 06 May 2012 12:45By Robert Reich, Robert Reich’s Blog | Op-Ed The economy has stalled. Friday’s jobs report for April was even more disappointing than March. Employers added only 115,000 new jobs, down from March’s number (the Bureau of Labor Statistics revised the March number upward to [...]
A Poet’s Pain Launches a Peace Movement in Mexico Sunday, 06 May 2012 00:00By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Report
Javier Sicilia: Can a poet overcome a state of lawlessness and corruption to bring peace to Mexico? (Photo: Mark Karlin)This is the fifth article in Truthout‘s series looking at US immigration and Mexican border policies through a social justice lens. Mark Karlin, editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout, visited the border region recently to file these [...]
Zionist history: A short quiz Take this test to find out how much you know about the gradual shift in Israeli political thought over the decades.
Israeli politics have shifted far to the right over the past six decades [GALLO/GETTY]Be’er-Sheva, Israel - Not long after Israel celebrated its 64th Independence Day on April 26, a friend prepared a quiz of sorts. She read out loud political quotes to about ten guests who were having dinner at my house, and asked us to [...]
Fracking: A dehydrated UK, watered only by capitalism When the UK’s water infrastructure is already in severe drought, why is fracking even being considered?
UK residents worry that the water consumed in fracking is going to make a severe drought even worse [AP] London, United Kingdom - Fracking: environmental and human destruction at its very worst. Groundwater contamination, billions of gallons of fresh water squandered, small earthquakes, toxic air emissions, reports of radiation, and not even tap water going up in [...]
Greek elections: exit polls point to drubbing for major parties New Democracy and Pasok see support drop dramatically, as voters turn to parties who had opposed austerity measures
Greek elections: exit polls point to drubbing for major parties New Democracy and Pasok see support drop dramatically, as voters turn to parties who had opposed austerity measures Greeks vote in parliamentary elections. Link to this videoGoverning parties backing EU-mandated austerity in Greece are on course for a major drubbing as hard-hit voters, [...]
Islamophobia: Europe’s new political disease The rise of the counter-jihad movement threatens communal harmony as much as so-called ‘militant Islam’, says author.
Europe has been recently undergoing a wave of Islamophobic hysteria the past few years [AFP] London, United Kingdom - A new wave of anti-Muslim intolerance and antagonism is sweeping Europe. The far right political gains seen in some parts of the continent are alarming. Anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and extreme right parties seem to be cashing in [...]
President Barack Obama arriving in Afghanistan on his May 1 trip to sign a new strategic accord with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. (White House photo by Pete Souza)The optics surrounding the Barack Obama administration’s “Enduring Strategic Partnership” agreement with Afghanistan and the Memorandums of Understanding accompanying it emphasize transition to Afghan responsibility and an end [...]
Obama Misleads on Afghanistan, Claims Victory and Promises Withdrawal The war has not only failed, it will continue for another decade by John Glaser,
Obama Misleads on Afghanistan, Claims Victory and Promises Withdrawal The war has not only failed, it will continue for another decade by John Glaser, May 05, 2012 Print This | Share This In his weekly address, President Obama promised to withdraw U.S. troops by the end of 2014 and to start wasting money here at home, instead of [...]