Syrian ambassador rejects US nuclear charges + The Taming of the Assad (lion) (vids)

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April 24, 2008

After being briefed by American officials, Syria’s ambassador to Washington, Imad Moustapha, has denied US allegations that his country was building a nuclear reactor with help from North Korea.

He spoke to Al Jazeera’s Washington DC presenter, Shihab Rattansi

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Evidence that Drugs Were Used on CIA “Ghost Detainees” During Coercive Interrogations – The Return of MKULTRA?

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by Tom Burghardt
Global Research, April 24, 2008
Antifascist Calling…

In A Question of Torture, historian Alfred W. McCoy tracks the nightmarish world of the CIA’s Project ARTICHOKE and its later metastasis, MKULTRA through two distinct, though overlapping phases:

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Financial speculators reap profits from global hunger

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by Stefan Steinberg
Global Research, April 24, 2008

A series of reports in the international media have drawn attention to the role of professional speculators and hedge funds in driving up the price of basic commodities—in particular, foodstuffs. The sharp increase in food prices in recent months has led to protests and riots in a number of countries across the globe.

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Countdown: Abandoning the Troops + The Clinton Strategy

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April 24, 2008

Abandoning the Troops

Keith reports on the head of the VA lying about the amount vets attempting suicide and trying to cover up the report CBS was doing on the story. Paul Rieckhoff of IAVA weighs in and Think Progress has more:…

The Clinton Strategy

Keith talks to Rachel Maddow about what the Clinton campaign’s arguments are for her still staying in this race.

Worst Person

And the winner is…. Bill O’Reilly. Runners up John McCain and Tony Zirkle.


Tonight’s: The Nexus of Politics & Terror-Gate, Abstinence-Gate and Support the Troops-Gate.

The Real Matrix – The Pentagon Invades Your Life

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By Nick Turse
TomDispatch (Tom Engelhardt)
April 24, 2008

Rick is a midlevel manager in a financial services company in New York City. Each day he commutes from Weehawken, New Jersey, a suburb only a stone’s throw from the Big Apple, where he lives with his wife, Donna, and his teenage son, Steven. A late baby boomer, Rick just missed the Vietnam era’s antiwar protests, but he’s been against the war in Iraq from the beginning. He thinks the Pentagon is out of control and considers the military-industrial complex a danger to the country. If you asked him, it’s a subject on which he would rate himself as knowledgeable. He puts effort into educating himself on such matters. He reads liberal websites, subscribes to progressive-minded magazines, and is a devotee of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

In fact, he has no idea just how deep the Pentagon rabbit hole goes or how far down it his family already is.

Rick believes that, despite its long reach, the military-industrial complex is a discrete entity far removed from his everyday life. Now, if this were 1961, when outgoing President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the country about the “unwarranted influence” of the “military-industrial complex” and the “large arms industry” already firmly entrenched in the United States, Rick might be right. After all, he doesn’t work for one of the Pentagon’s corporate partners, like arms maker Lockheed Martin. He isn’t in the Army Reserve. He’s never attended a performance of the Marine Corps band (not to mention the Army’s, Navy’s, or Air Force’s music groups). But today’s geared-up, high-tech Complex is nothing like the olive-drab outfit of Eisenhower’s day: It reaches deeper into American lives and the American psyche than Eisenhower could ever have imagined. The truth is that, at every turn, in countless, not-so-visible ways Rick’s life is wrapped up with the military.


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Kucinich: People are Hocking Their Jewelry to Afford Gas (video no longer available)

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April 24, 2008

And giving up food!

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