Barack Obama, a former law professor, should have a healthy respect for civil liberties, but his actions suggest not.
Since being the defendant in about six trials after I was arrested for protesting the Iraq and Afghanistan occupations, it’s my experience that the police lie. Period.
However the lies don’t stop at street law enforcement level. From lies about WMD and connections to “al Qaeda,” almost every institution of so-called authority – the Pentagon, State Department, CIA, FBI, all the way up to the Oval Office and back down – lie. Not white lies, but big, Mother of all BS (MOAB) lies that lead to the destruction of innocent lives. I.F Stone was most definitely on the ball when he proclaimed, “Governments lie”.
Winter of ‘74 was hard times for many. There was another economic recession , beginning a year earlier, a part of the endless business cycle of boom and bust. Having just graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in Speech & Theater, finding a job related to my education was futile. So, like most college grads, I scoured the want ads for something in Business Management. To my good fortune ( tongue in cheek ) I secured an interview with a major linen supply company located in downtown Brooklyn.Someone from their corporate human resources department interviewed me, and, to my joy, I got the job! I can never forget my first day at work. It was a bitter cold January morning. I trudged from the subway stationthrough a few inches of freshly fallen snow and arrived at the plant. Continue reading →
Michel Chossudovsky’s presentation at the University of Havana
Of course, I listened to their debate with particular interest. Chossudovsky spoke in Spanish and showed a complete command of the issues at hand. He is scrupulous about the meaning of words, including phrases coined in English to precisely express a certain idea when they do not have equivalent terms in Spanish.
by Fidel Castro Ruz
Global Research, October 8, 2010 Cuba Debate
Translated from Spanish
During the ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution I expressed my opinion that “The Cuban Revolution, on our small and ignored island, was newly born, but coming into this world just 90 miles from the powerful empire, caused it to test the arrogance of the dominant superpower in our hemisphere and in a large part of the world.” I promised to speak about the statements I had made to the United Nations two days previously. I warned that our struggle would be “long and hard.” For the time being, I must postpone this task. Another subject at the moment is more important.