Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Loyalty Oath, War Crimes in Fallujah, and more

AntonBatey | October 13, 2010

Interview with Professor Noam Chomsky.

Topics in this interview:

– “Bias” in teaching at the high school/college level
Fallujah, Iraq cancer rates higher than Hiroshima and Nagasaki due to the U.S. bombing
– The United States violating international law, the U.N. Charter
– United States being the ONLY country to be condemned for international terrorism by the World Court in 1986, Nicaragua v. United States, and how the United States dismissed the decision
– Provisions in the UN Charter, World Court and Genocide Conventions which exempt the U.S. from being accountable
– The so-called “Oil for Food scandal”, which people use to dismiss the U.N.
– U.S. sanctions on Iraq, which killed hundreds of thousands being the real “scandal”
– Claim made that the insurgents are not protected by the Geneva Conventions because they’re not in uniform
Guantanamo prison case of the 15 year old boy who attacked a U.S. soldier in his own town
– Israeli “loyalty oath” and its clearly racist implications of Israel
– Treatment of Arab Israelis
– UN-led sanctions on Iran, namely 1929 on June 9th, 2010 and why China or Russia didn’t veto the Security Resolution

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What are Our Alternatives to the Corporate Controlled Political Parties? By Timothy V. Gatto

By Timothy V. Gatto
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Oct. 14, 2010

Who is Barack Obama and how is he any different than George W. Bush? Tell me, why do so-called “Progressives” continue to support this man and his fascist policies? It is becoming increasingly clear that this President will do nothing to impede the corporate agenda of control over the Federal government that will become the cornerstone of worker repression throughout the country.

1. The loss of public sector jobs was a blatant attempt to break the power of unions in this country. The largest percent of unionization is in the public sector. What is a so-called “progressive” doing, feeding the military on a scale much larger that the Bush Administration, while breaking the backs of the Unions in America? This just illuminates exactly what the Democrats have morphed into. The Republicans under eight years of power haven’t done as much damage to the worker’s movement than Obama has managed to do in the last two years!

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More of the Same, From the Tea Party and the Right by Sean Fenley

by Sean Fenley
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
The Anything and Everything
Oct. 14, 2010

A Mad Tea Party
by Helen Cox, used with permission
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It goes by many names neoliberalism, neoserfdom, libertarianism, globalization — Naomi Klein calls it corporatism in the Shock Doctrine — and third worldization, but it’s generally in the same ballpark insofar as the “remedies” and “therapies” and “fixes” that it pursues. The current incarnation of the uber rightist Tea Party seems to be drinking out of the same carafe as a lot of the folks that “liberally” push this sort of stuff; and ordinarily, what it portends for the overwhelming majority of any national population, are less than desirable results.

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Chile’s Ghosts Are Not Being Rescued by John Pilger

by John Pilger
t r u t h o u t
Wednesday 13 October 2010

The rescue of 33 miners in Chile is an extraordinary drama filled with pathos and heroism. It is also a media windfall for the Chilean government, whose every beneficence is recorded by a forest of cameras. One cannot fail to be impressed. However, like all great media events, it is a facade.

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Death and Profits: The Utility Protection Racket by Michael Parenti

by Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Oct. 14, 2010

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is a multi-billion-dollar privately owned, publicly regulated utility whose main function is to make enormous profits for its shareholders at great cost to ratepayers. I know this to be true; I’m one of the ratepayers.

Better than Bernard

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) permits PG&E to charge rates that are 30 percent higher than the national average.

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