Monthly Archives: September 2011

The 99% (occupy wall street)

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Obama the big spender

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The Rafah crossing

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Some Gazan youths discuss the statehood bid

They are very pessimistic about the statehood option. Some of the major points they make are: 1. Statehood will change nothing on the ground, yet will give the uninformed the impression that things are now better. 2. Statehood will have … Continue reading

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Obama, the Zionist extremist

Obama gave a speech at the UN on the subject of Palestinian statehood. A number of commentators have pointed out that Obama’s position regarding the matter is now more extreme than that of the majority of Israeli citizens. Here are … Continue reading

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The US has become an international circus act

I am overstating here.  The US has always been out of touch in a number of ways with societies across the developed world. Consider the current headlines: 1. Troy Davis may be executed tonight. As with the abolition of slavery, … Continue reading

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#toomuchdoubt

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Seven in ten American think we should raise taxes on corporations and the rich

Do we live in a democracy? Then we should be taxing the rich more! Taxes have been a primary target for ideology in America. In the days of Rockefeller and Carnegie, the superrich paid around 90 percent taxes, and still … Continue reading

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Pros and cons of Palestinian statehood, Pt. 2

Palestinian statehood: Pros and Cons, Part One here Juan Cole summarizes some essential points: http://www.juancole.com/2011/09/palestinians-seek-un-moxie.html The Palestinians (or more precisely the Fateh faction that controls the ever-shrinking Palestinian parts of the West Bank) are not going to the UN, as … Continue reading

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Obama: The other Bush

Here is Mike Davis, below. And in case you missed it, see Glenn Greenwald’s comparison of Obama to Bush at the level of civil liberties. (full article here) Decline and Fall? Someday – perhaps sooner than we think – a … Continue reading

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The Palestinian bid for statehood: commentary and analysis (Part One)

Palestinian statehood: Pros and Cons–Part Two here. The New York Times weighs in today with a endorsement of the international consensus and status quo: yes, the US should actively support negotiations with the Palestinians based on the same principles they … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman is succinct: we should be ashamed of our response to 9-11

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/the-years-of-shame/ September 11, 2011 The Years of Shame Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued? Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd. What happened after 9/11 — and I think even … Continue reading

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TomDispatch: Let’s forget 9-11

I’ll say more on this soon, but here is some clarity in the muddled waters of 9-11 hyperbole and political showmanship: http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/09/2011910125513799497.html Excerpts: Ask yourself this: ten years into the post-9/11 era, haven’t we had enough of ourselves?  If we … Continue reading

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Uribe report at the UN

Subjects: UN, Israel, Uribe, Columbia, Turkey, Mavi Marmara, war crimes, Gaza, US foreign aid The UN issued a report that was gently critical of Israel, suggesting that the killing of nine civilians aboard the Mavi Marmara was unwarranted and that … Continue reading

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Propaganda to promote freedom and hate

Nazi Propaganda American Propaganda (click on for more info)

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