Dennis Kucinich: It’s Time To End This War! No More Funding!

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Dennis Kucinich: Message to the Muslim Community

Dennis Kucinich On GM Bankruptcy on C-SPAN

Kucinich on Saving the Auto Industry

Turning Point? By Noam Chomsky

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By Noam Chomsky
June 08, 2009
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The Obama-Netanyahu-Abbas meetings in May, followed by Obama’s speech in Cairo, have been widely interpreted as a turning point in US Middle East policy, leading to consternation in some quarters, exuberance in others. Fairly typical is Middle East analyst Dan Fromkin of the Washington Post, who sees “signs Obama will promote a new regional peace initiative for the Middle East, much like the one championed by Jordan’s King Abdullah… [and also] the first distinct signs that Obama is willing to play hardball with Israel.” WP, May 29. A closer look, however, suggests considerable caution.

King Abdullah insists that “There is no change to the Arab Peace Initiative, and there is no need to amend it. Any talk about amending it, is baseless” AFP, May 16. Abbas, regularly described as the president of the Palestinian Authority his term expired in January, firmly agrees. The Arab Peace Initiative reiterates the long-standing international consensus that Israel must withdraw to the international border, perhaps with “minor and mutual adjustments,” to adopt official US terminology before it departed sharply from world opinion in 1971, endorsing Israel’s rejection of peace with Egypt in favor of settlement expansion in the northeast Sinai. Furthermore, the consensus calls for a Palestinian state to be established in Gaza and the West Bank after Israel’s withdrawal. The Arab Initiative adds that the Arab states should then normalize relations with Israel.

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Chomsky on Obama Speech + The 3rd Rail – Obama’s game-changing speech in Egypt

Who will Stand Up To America and Israel? by Paul Craig Roberts

President Obama Meets with President Abbas of Palestinian Authority + Hamas’s exclusion from Middle East peace talks

Obama orders Gates to update plan for Iran strike

Obama: I understand why Israel considers Iran an existential threat

Pepe Escobar: Bibi plays Barack

Amira Hass Discusses Her Mother’s Concentration Camp Diary

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June 8, 2009

“Diary of Bergen-Belsen, 1944-1945”: Amira Hass Discusses Her Mother’s Concentration Camp Diary
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Peruvian Police Accused of Massacring Indigenous Protesters in Amazon Jungle

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Obama’s Pick to Lead Afghan War Linked to Abuse of Prisoners & Secret Assassination Unit

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June 8, 2009

Obama’s Pick to Lead Afghan War Linked to Abuse of Prisoners & Secret Assassination Unit

Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal formerly served as commander of the Joint Special Operations Command from 2003 to 2008. During that time, he oversaw a secretive program to hunt down and assassinate suspected terrorists around the globe. Last year, lawmakers delayed Stanley McChrystal’s nomination for a key position because of questions about prisoner abuse by forces under his command. Many of the reports of abuse center on Camp Nama, a US base near Baghdad’s airport where Special Operations troops ran an interrogation and detention center. [includes rush transcript]

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Marc Garlasco, former intelligence and targeting analyst at the Pentagon. He’s now the senior military analyst at Human Rights Watch.

Tom Engelhardt, created and runs the Tomdispatch.com website, a project of the Nation Institute, where he is a fellow. He recently published an article about what General McChrystal’s nomination means for the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s called ‘Going for Broke: Six Ways the Af-Pak War Is Expanding’

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via Obama’s Pick to Lead Afghan War Linked to Abuse of Prisoners & Secret Assassination Unit

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The Obama Paradox: When Does Popular Reform President Challenge Status Quo? by Robert S. Becker

Obama’s Foreign Policy Failures: Diplomacy, Militarism and Imagery by Prof. James Petras

Gareth Porter: McChrystal and the Afghan military “solution” + No way to “win” (updated)

Afghans ask Where is humanity in Obama’s 83 billion American War

McChrystal Choice Suggests Special Ops Strikes Will Continue By Gareth Porter

Escobar: Obama and Osama – McChrystal clear

Held Seven Years, Former Aid Worker Tells ABC News He Was Tortured + Countdown

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June 08, 2009 “ABC News”

For 7½ years, Lakhdar Boumediene was known simply by a number: “10005.”

These were the digits assigned to him when he arrived at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, swept up in a post-Sept. 11 dragnet and accused of plotting to blow up the U.S. and British Embassies in Sarajevo.

Detainee Speaks Out After Being Freed – June 8, 2009

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Monday, June 8, 2009 Lakhdar Boumediene speaks out after being held 7.5 years in the U.S. Torture Camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba ”Gitmo”

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In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Boumediene said the interrogators at Gitmo never once asked him about this alleged plot, which he denied playing any part it.

“I’m a normal man,” said Boumediene, who at the time of his arrest worked for the Red Crescent, providing help to orphans and others in need. “I’m not a terrorist.”

The 43-year-old Algerian is now back with his wife and two daughters, a free man in France after a Republican judge found the evidence against Boumediene lacking. He is best known from the landmark Supreme Court case last year, Boumediene v. Bush, which said detainees have the right to challenge their detention in court.

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via Life Inside Gitmo: Former Detainee Speaks

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Obama Proposes Swift Execution of Alleged 9/11 Conspirators by Andy Worthington

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8 June 2009

In a leak that seems designed to gauge public opinion — and that of lawyers and other relevant parties around the world — anonymous officials in the Obama administration have told the New York Times about a proposal, in draft legislation to be submitted to Congress, which, as the Times put it, “would clear the way for detainees facing the death penalty [in Guantánamo] to plead guilty without a full trial.”

The five alleged co-conspirators in the 9-11 attacks

The five alleged co-conspirators in the 9/11 attacks. From the top: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Mustafa al-Hawsawi, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Walid bin Attash.

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Gustavo Zlauvinen: Nuclear threats and double standards

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Gustavo Zlauvinen, the IAEA Representative to United Nations, on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

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Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel After Touring Concentration Camp

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June 05, 2009

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As GM Goes … by Cameron Salisbury

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by Cameron Salisbury
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June 8, 2009

With the government-mandated bankruptcy of one of the largest, longest-lived, and, until recently, most profitable manufacturers in the world, the takeover of the U.S. economy by the same East Coast forces that destroyed it is now complete.

The speed with which GM spiraled into insolvency was breath taking. Less than 18 months ago, just as the horrifying effects of Wall Street’s malfeasance were becoming clear, GM was profitably selling SUVs, making money for its shareholders and paying big ticket CEOs far more than they were worth, just like Wall Street.

Suddenly the rules changed.  In a spectacular reversal, GM was deceptively accused of failing to sell what consumers wanted to buy, of being out of touch and out of date, of having too many built in personnel costs which made them unable to compete with foreign auto makers whose short history in the U.S. left them free of pension liabilities.

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Hold Your Applause by Chris Hedges

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Peter Linebaugh: Magna Carta and the Commons

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June 05, 2009

Talk by Peter Linebaugh, Professor of History at the University of Toledo on “Magna Carta and the Commons” given March 13, 2009 at the Law of the Commons Conference at Seattle University and sponsored by the Seattle Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.

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Key figures in global battle against illegal arms trade lost in Air France crash

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ARGENTINA: Argentine campaigner Pablo Dreyfus and Swiss colleague Ronald Dreyer battled South American arms and drug trafficking

AMID THE media frenzy and speculation over the disappearance of Air France’s ill-fated Flight 447, the loss of two of the world’s most prominent figures in the war on the illegal arms trade and international drug trafficking has been virtually overlooked.

Pablo Dreyfus, a 39-year-old Argentine who was travelling with his wife Ana Carolina Rodrigues aboard the doomed flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, had worked tirelessly with the Brazilian authorities to stem the flow of arms and ammunition that for years has fuelled the bloody turf wars waged by drug gangs in Rio’s sprawling favelas.

Also travelling with Dreyfus on the doomed flight was his friend and colleague Ronald Dreyer, a Swiss diplomat and co-ordinator of the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence who had worked with UN missions in El Salvador, Mozambique, Azerbaijan, Kosovo and Angola. Both men were consultants at the Small Arms Survey, an independent think tank based at Geneva’s Graduate Institute of International Studies. The Survey said on its website that Dryer had helped mobilise the support of more than 100 countries to the cause of disarmament and development.

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Air France pilots warned about A330

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Tue, 09 Jun 2009 00:20:17 GMT

A French union has called on Air France pilots to refrain from flying amid fresh reports on the number of fatalities found from the doomed flight 447.

An unnamed authority with the Alter union said on Monday that there exists a “strong presumption” amongst aviators that a glitch in the craft’s external speed device, alias Pitot, contributed to the plane crash.

The union is urging the company to ground its Airbus A330 and A340 fleet in order for experts to fix the Pitot problems that bring about a “real risk of loss of control.”

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Iran Presidential debate: Mousavi vs Ahmadinejad

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Key section in last 15 minutes of debate – Mousavi accuses Ahmadinejad of creating conditions that lead to dictatorship – Courtesy of Iran Negah.com

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