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In case you missed this one, here it is again.
June 17, 2007
Parenti speaks about lies, dissent, and how we arrive at the truth of our situation and still retain our sanity. He raises the question whether the Iraq war was not a failure but a success for some parts of the empire – and why.”Lies, War, and Empire” given May 12, 2007 at Antioch University in Seattle.
The Morning Star
Your lead article (“The Deaths that Chilcot Forgot”, 28th August*) regarding the Iraq Body Count statistics on Iraqi deaths since the 2003 invasion, makes the point that “… the true figure is expected to be much higher.”
Another repost for any who may have missed seeing this.
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The computer is getting fixed; it needs replacements for both hard drives. It should be ready for pick up next Thurs. or Fri.
Thanks again for your patience.
compiled by Cem Ertür
27 August 2010
1) US to Lebanon: Israel can completely destroy Lebanese Army within four hours (27 August 2010)
2) Lebanon’s president: The Lebanese army is called upon to stand in the face of the lurking Israeli enemy (1 August 2010)
from the archives:
In a disturbing report in the Miami Herald, the ever-vigilant Carol Rosenberg reports that an unknown number of hunger strikers at Guantánamo are being force-fed between dusk and dawn — a mixture of cruelty (force-feeding) and respect (for Ramadan) that is sadly typical of the surreal, otherworldly reality of Guantánamo, over eight and a half years after the prison first opened.
In a statement, Navy Cmdr. Bradley Fagan, a spokesman for the authorities at Guantánamo, explained, “Detainees who are fasting get their meals before dawn.” As Rosenberg described it, he “disclos[ed] only the hours of that day’s feeding “in observance of the Ramadan schedule” — before 5:26 a.m. and after 7:28 p.m, adding, “Please note that not all hunger strikers are enteral feeders.”
TheRealNews on Aug 26, 2010
Carol Rosenberg: Khadr confession ruled admissible by military judge
Carol Rosenberg is a senior journalist, currently with the McClatchy News Service. Rosenberg works at the Miami Herald, which has provided extensive coverage of the operation of the Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.
It’s been five years already. In New Orleans, more than half the original residents have not, cannot, return.
“They don’t want no poor niggers back in – that’s the bottom line.”
And that’s Malik Rahim, Director of Common Ground, who led the survivors who rebuilt their homes in the teeth of official resistance in “The City That Care Forgot.”
You’ll meet Malik and the people that everyone forgot in Big Easy to Big Empty: the Untold Story of the Drowning of New Orleans, chosen this week as Moviefone’s top pick of Katrina documentaries.
RTAmerica | August 24, 2010
In Latin America El Salvadorian death squads were known for targeting clergy members, doctors, and others, similar to what is being said about Iraq. Michel Chossudovsky, the director of the Center for Research on Globalization in Canada argued that the death squad approach created in El Salvador in the early 1980’s to fight the liberation movement has been adopted by the US and employed in Iraq.
Finally, I’m going to take the old computer into the shop today. Hopefully they can fix it otherwise I’ll have to buy a new one.
So the next few days or however long it takes I’ll be without a computer other than 1 hour at the public library.
To keep up with the news from around the world, please check out the RSS feeds for Democracy Now!, PressTV, CLG, etc on the left-hand side of the blog towards the end.
During this break I’ll be spending most of my time working in my garden.
popworld7 | March 20, 2007
Made by Encyclopedia Britannica Films in 1946. Not so far away as it seems. There are plenty of people who are very inclined towards submission to authoritarian ideas. If you want to know more go here to learn about it.
stimulator | August 23, 2010
The final piece from END:CIV is both a reality check and a call to arms. Can we really expect the power structures to change their destructive ways by asking nicely? Do we have unlimited time to stop the destruction of the planet? The answer to both questions is no. If we are serious about defending the biosphere and abolishing the institutions responsible for the hyper exploitation of the land, we have to become a resistance movement and go beyond “feel good” symbolic actions.
Music by stig inge oy. and Omar Torres