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19 July 2008

Istanbul



The Roman City

18 July 2008

The Story of Rush

Jane Mayer's The Dark Side


We torture. Openly and proudly. Period. Time for the war crimes trials: the most important thing we can do to improve our national security.

Rush on The Colbert Report

July 16th

July 17th (funny coda)

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17 July 2008

'Resonant and unwavering': Noam Chomsky talks to the 'Bangkok Post' about the Vietnam War, Burma and the future of the human race

D.C. Socialists Save Crashing Capitalists: Another Bail Out for the Financial Elites, Ralph Nader, Counterpunch

16 July 2008

Tom Friedman Doesn’t Understand Why America Is Unpopular In The World, Glenn Greenwald

With the ever-popular "suck on this" analysis of why we went into Iraq. What part of, "You're a coddled, depraved apologist for state power who is willing to kill people needlessly to make yourself feel like a real man," do you not understand? More importantly, how can someone this depraved be a celebrated "intellectual" in a supposedly civilized country?


Iran Shows Its Cards, Scott Ritter, Truthdig

A man worth paying attention to.

15 July 2008

Kucinich's Impeachment Might See the Light of Day

Naomi Klein Reexamines the “The Shock Doctrine”

"With Crises in Fuel, Food, Housing and Banking, What Gvt. Policies Are Being Pushed Through?"

Indeed.

Ten Lessons from Recent Torture Hearings, American News Project

14 July 2008

Secrets, Lies and Democracy, Noam Chomsky interviewed by David Barsamian, 1994

Editor's note

The US

  1. Defective Democracy
  2. Keeping the rich on welfare
  3. Health care
  4. Crime and punishment
  5. Gun control
  6. Becoming a Third World country
  7. Labor
  8. The CIA
  9. The media
  10. Sports
  11. Religious fundamentalism
  12. Don't tread on me

The world

  1. Toward greater inequality
  2. "Free trade"
  3. Mexico (and South Central LA)
  4. Haiti
  1. Nicaragua
  2. China
  3. Russia
  4. Dead children and debt service

Historical background

  1. How the Nazis won the war
  2. Chile
  3. Cambodia
  4. World War II POWs

Miscellaneous topics

  1. Consumption vs. well-being
  2. Cooperative enterprises
  3. The coming eco-catastrophe
  4. Nuclear power
  5. The family

What you can do

  1. Organize

Year 501: The Conquest Continues, Noam Chomsky, 1993

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YEAR 501 is another awesome achievement by Noam Chomsky. It is a devastating array of information about the U.S. role in the world, placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus. The result is a wonderful single-volume education in history and world politics.

-- Howard Zinn

This book portrays the world born five centuries ago: An immense supermarket where value is determined by price tags. What is the price of an intellectual? Chomsky's fierce talent proves once more that human beings are not condemned to become commodities.

-- Eduardo Galeano

"The great work of subjugation and conquest" has changed little over the years. Analyzing Haiti, Latin America, Cuba, Indonesia, and even pockets of the Third World developing in the United States, Noam Chomsky draws parallels between the genocide of colonial times and the murder and exploitation associated with modern-day imperialism.

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Keeping the Rabble in Line, Noam Chomsky Interviews with David Barsamian, 1994

  1. The World Bank, GATT and Free Trade
  2. They Don't Even Know That They Don't Know
  3. Race
  4. Class
  5. Media, Knowledge, and Objectivity
  6. Crime and Gun Control
  7. The Emerging Global Economic Order
  8. Reflections on Democracy
  9. Health Care

Torture and the rule of law, Glenn Greenwald

President George W Bush backs Israeli plan for strike on Iran, Sunday Times of London

China's All-Seeing Eye, Naomi Klein, Rolling Stone

Blurb: "With the help of U.S. defense contractors, China is building the prototype for a high-tech police state. It is ready for export."

New UN map charts West Bank reality, Financial Times

Click on the map to enlarge; click on the title of this post to read the article. Key point:

The impact of Israeli civilian and military infrastructure is to render 40 per cent of the territory, which is roughly the size of the US state of Delaware or the English county of Norfolk, off-limits to Palestinians.
And here's a nice video of settlers clubbing Palestinians. B'tselem has been giving video cameras to Palestinians. Good thing, as TV is the only reality for many Americans:




More fun and games here, at B'tselem's YouTube channel.

13 July 2008

Finkelstein Debates Former Sharon Admin Official on Separation Wall