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A Criminal for Peace, An Interview with William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
Guest Writer
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December 28, 2011

End the Endless Wars!

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“I used to be a war criminal, now I’m an anti-war criminal. The government awarded me medals for the first crime, now they’re trying to imprison me for the second,” says ex-Green Beret William T. Hathaway. “I’m a war criminal not because I committed atrocities. I didn’t, and most soldiers don’t. But the US government’s invasions of Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq were war crimes. The United Nations Charter clearly forbids aggressive attacks on other countries. That’s exactly what those invasions were. Every GI who participates in that has to share some of the blame.

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Meet Vermin Supreme 2012 Presidential Candidate + Meet The Lesser-Known Presidential Candidates Forum + Buddy Roemer: Iced Out of GOP Debate

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Alternative Presidential Candidates Talk

Manchester, New Hampshire
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Lesser-known candidates of the 2012 presidential election participated last month in a forum hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.

Thirty-five lesser-known candidates who filed with the Secretary of State for the 2012 New Hampshire Presidential Primary made opening statement and respond to questions.  They discussed and debated the economy, government regulations, energy and foreign policy.

New Hampshire will hold the nation’s first presidential primaries January 10, 2011 with 30 Republicans and 14 Democrats from 26 states on the ballot.

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Tareq Aziz, Whose Life Hangs in the Balance by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
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London, England
6 January 2012

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“We are all victims of Britain and America. They killed our country.” (Tareq Aziz)

“In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli.” (Howard Zinn, 1922-2010.)

On 5th December, the first day of the solemn, predominantly Shi’a Muslim marking of Ashura – the martyrdom of Hussein, the Prophet’s Grand son in 680 AD – in a statement few of the main stream media thought worthy of mention, Saad Al Muttalibi, a Minister, ironically, at the Iraqi Ministry of National Dialogue and Reconciliation, announced another impending murder. Tareq Aziz, Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, under Saddam Hussein, would be executed as soon as the Americans left.

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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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Updated: Jan. 17, 2012; added the movie

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on Jun 12, 2011

Book One: Recalled to Life – Chapter 01: The Period.

Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Paul Adams.

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US Sabotage of Iran’s Currency: A New Twist of the Screw to War by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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East Africa
3 January 2012

A new twist of the screw on Iran has emerged following the latest US sanctions aimed at the Islamic Republic’s vital oil economy – specifically destabilising the country’s currency and its ability to conduct normal domestic business.

Iran’s currency, the riyal, was thrown into turmoil – losing 10-12 per cent of its value against foreign currencies – days after US President Barack Obama signed off new sanctions against the Persian Gulf country’s Central Bank. The slide in value is just the latest drop in a prolonged, precipitous fall.

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Obama Seeks to Distance U.S. from Israeli Attack by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
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crossposted at IPS
January 3, 2012

WASHINGTON, Jan 3, 2012 (IPS) – President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are engaged in intense maneuvering over Netanyahu’s aim of entangling the United States in an Israeli war against Iran.

Netanyahu is exploiting the extraordinary influence his right-wing Likud Party exercises over the Republican Party and the U.S. Congress on matters related to Israel in order to maximise the likelihood that the United States would participate in an attack on Iran.

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It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way! by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
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January 3, 2012

The Friday, December 23rd Money Section of USA Today ran a full page article ‘As crisis drags on, Greeks see bleak future ‘. We learn that around 100,000 businesses will shut down in the coming months as 1 in 4 small and medium size business owners say that they will declare bankruptcy in the New Year. This will translate into a further loss of perhaps 320,000 jobs in a country with a population (11 million) less than that of New York City and its suburbs. The unemployment rate for Greeks, ages 18 to 35, is up to nearly 40%! Was it the 99% of Greeks who caused this economic depression? Or was it, as in the US, the work of greedy investment sharks and corrupt or incompetent public officials? Either way, what has happened in Greece can happen here as well. Remember the words of Gordon Gecko in the first Wall Street film: Greed is good‘… .

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