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Friday, April 18, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

The Trial of Bradley Manning: July 29, 2013

The Trial of Bradley Manning: July 29, 2013

  The Trial Of Bradley Manning as Seen by A Career Soldier By Timothy Gatto Bradley Manning March by Susan Melkisethian After the details of My Lai, a Vietnamese village that was destroyed and men, women and children killed by U.S. Soldiers came out, and the military had selected their fall guy for the massacre, Lt. Calley, we in the Army were subjected to constant classes on when to follow or when not to follow orders. We were told that there are legal orders and ... Full Story

Defining Terrorism

Defining Terrorism

Mission Creep: When Everything Is Terrorism NSA apologists say spying is only used for menaces like "weapons of mass destruction" and "terror." But those terms have been radically redefined.   One of the assurances I keep hearing about the U.S. government's spying on American citizens is that it's only used in cases of terrorism. Terrorism is, of course, an extraordinary crime, and its horrific nature is supposed to justify permitting all sorts of excesses to prevent it. But there's ... Full Story

Letter to Edward Snowden

Letter to Edward Snowden

  Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, Emerging From Darkness, the Edward Snowden Story It’s true that, as Glenn Greenwald and others have written, the American media has focused attention on the supposed peccadillos of Edward Snowden so as not to have to spend too much time on the sweeping system of government surveillance he revealed. At least for now, the Obama administration has cornered the document-less whistleblower at Moscow’s international airport, leaving him ... Full Story

GOP, feed the rich, starve the poor

GOP, feed the rich, starve the poor

  House Republicans Pass Farm Bill That Rewards Corporations While Starving The Poor By: Jason Easley   The only way House Republicans could get the Farm Bill passed was to not just cut food aid for the poor, but to starve them. The House passed their modified version of the Farm Bill by a vote of 216-208. To show their disdain for the bill, 0 Democrats voted for it. but the Democratic displeasure went beyond no votes. Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi blasted her ... Full Story

Texas Republicans confiscating tampons

Texas Republicans confiscating tampons

  Security at Texas legislature confiscated tampons, let guns go By Alexandra Petri, Okay, pack it up, everyone. Satire is dead. It made it all the way through the 2012 election, against the expectations of all its doctors, struggled valiantly for several months, and seemed to be on the road to recovery, but, nope, that’s it, it’s over. I just got word from Texas. Among the latest updates from the Unwanted Texas Efforts To Pass Stringent Anti-Abortion Legislation came ... Full Story

Acts of war by the United States?

Acts of war by the United States?

The NSA's mass and indiscriminate spying on Brazilians  As it does in many non-adversarial countries, the surveillance agency is bulk collecting the communications of millions of citizens of Brazil By Glenn Greenwald guardian.co.uk, Saturday 6 July 2013 19.32 ED I've written an article on NSA surveillance for the front page of the Sunday edition of O Globo, the large Brazilian newspaper based in Rio de Janeiro. The article is headlined (translated) "US spied on millions of ... Full Story

Thank you Bradley Manning

  From Afghanistan, thank you Bradley Manning! By Hakim Dr (about the author) An appeal from Afghanistan to whistle-blow on war From Dr. Hakim and the Afghan Peace Volunteers Recognition that 95 million human beings were killed in World War I and II has helped the people of the world understand that the method of war is not cost-effective. An awakened world hoped the United Nations could, as determined in the UN Charter, eventually  "save succeeding generations from the ... Full Story

NSA’s abuse of power

NSA’s abuse of power

  The NSA's metastasized intelligence-industrial complex is ripe for abuse Where oversight and accountability have failed, Snowden's leaks have opened up a vital public debate on our rights and privacy By Valerie Plame Wilson and Joe Wilson Let's be absolutely clear about the news that the NSA collects massive amounts of information on US citizens – from emails, to telephone calls, to videos, under the Prism program and other Fisa court orders: this story has nothing to ... Full Story

The United States of Fascism

    The Fascist State of America By Glen Barry #IStandWithEdwardSnowden because free nations don't spy on and murder their citizens. Democracies don't terrorize sovereign nations and their peoples with torture, false imprisonment, and drone-based perma-war. It is time to stand up against the oil oligarchy's police state that is stifling social change required to achieve universal human rights, justice, equity, and global ecological sustainability. "They who can give ... Full Story

Every plant, every tree, dead

Every plant, every tree, dead

  ‘Every Plant And Tree Died’: Huge Alberta Pipeline Spill Raises Safety Questions As Keystone Decision Looms By Kiley Kroh on Jun 18, 2013 at 10:58 am A section of the 100-plus acres contaminated by toxic waste in northern Alberta (Credit: Nathan Vanderklippe/Dene Tha) As the Obama administration’s decision regarding whether to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline draws nearer, the latest disaster is raising serious concerns about the safety of ... Full Story

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