A worldwide boycott of Sri Lanka by Suren Surendiran

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11 April, 2010

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The island’s tyrannical government cannot continue to ignore international law – the world must stop supporting it

David Miliband, the foreign secretary, said in his speech at the Global Tamil Forum conference in February: “It [political reconciliation] will require you to speak up for a vision of a decent Sri Lanka that respects all its people and it will require you to speak up for a spirit that recognises that if people can not find a way to live together they will drift apart.”

However, Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, at one of his election campaign rallies in the north of Sri Lanka – which is part of the Tamil homeland – raised his voice in anger last week and shouted in Sinhala: “We are Sinhalese and I am Sinhalese – you listen Tamils!”, as the crowd hooted at him to express their frustration and despair about his policies.

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Nine Myths about Socialism in the US By Bill Quigley

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By Bill Quigley
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April 11, 2010

Glenn Beck and other far right multi-millionaires are claiming that the US is hot on the path towards socialism. Part of their claim is that the US is much more generous and supportive of our working and poor people than other countries. People may wish it was so, but it is not.

As Senator Patrick Moynihan used to say “Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. But everyone is not entitled to their own facts.”

The fact is that the US is not really all that generous to our working and poor people compared to other countries.

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Michel Warschawski: In ’67 army was told to carve out a Jerusalem with few Palestinians

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On the border Pt5

Warschawski: In ’67 army was told to carve out a Jerusalem with few Palestinians

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Michel Warschawski: The Wall is a symbol of a philosophy that seeks a state as ethnically pure as possible

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M. Warschawski: The Wall is a symbol of a philosophy that seeks a state as ethnically pure as possible

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Daniel Ellsberg: Courageous Insight, Interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

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April 11, 2010

Courageous Insight – April 11, 2010 (SOAPBOX #57) – Cindy’s guest is the very famous Daniel Ellsberg, affectionately remembered for his historical opposition to Richard Nixon and to the war in Vietnam.  In today’s current and highly disturbing times, his insight offers a brilliant perspective for analyzing current developments.  Both Dr. Ellsberg and Cindy share close and personal experience of tragic destructions wrought through U.S. promotion of an imperial war.  When he was asked what he thought about Western Civilization, Mohandas K. Gandhi replied “I think it would be a good idea.”  That is exactly the sense in which requests about their opinions of a War to promote the American Empire would promote an answer of: “A very bad idea!”  So please listen to our interview with Daniel Ellsberg.

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Easy to Avoid Paying Income Tax by Joel S. Hirschhorn

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by Joel S. Hirschhorn
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April 11, 2010

Would you choose being wealthy and paying income tax or making little enough to escape income tax?  Americans have a far greater chance of being in the latter group.

Sometimes there are statistics that you really need to meditate on for awhile.  They open the door to critical thinking about American society.  They shed light on a host of hot political and public policy issues.  This is especially true for rich versus poor issues, taxes, justice and equality.  First, note the number of households in the United States: now at 115 million, which equates to an average of 2.6 people per household.

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Cindy Sheehan: Class Warfare

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April 11, 2010

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Cindy Sheehan spoke at Binghamton University on April 8, 2010

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Prompt Global Strike: World Military Superiority Without Nuclear Weapons by Rick Rozoff

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April 11, 2010

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A war can be won without being waged. Victory can be attained when an adversary knows it is vulnerable to an instantaneous and undetectable, overwhelming and devastating attack without the ability to defend itself or retaliate.

What applies to an individual country does also to all potential adversaries and indeed to every other nation in the world.

There is only one country that has the military and scientific capacity and has openly proclaimed its intention to achieve that ability. That nation is what its current head of state defined last December as the world’s sole military superpower. [1] One which aspires to remain the only state in history to wield full spectrum military dominance on land, in the air, on the seas and in space.

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