Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), a leading advocate for peace, today offered a broad critique of the National Defense Authorization Act which continues disastrous policies in Libya, and allows for permanent, global war and reauthorizes harmful provisions of the Patriot Act:
See the video here. [see below] The text of the Congressman’s remarks follow:
The outspoken scholar and Princeton University professor Cornel West has been viciously attacked by many on the political left, especially supporters of President Obama. Why? Because he had the courage to call Obama a “black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.” For more of West’s views see this article.
Escobar Brilliantly Summarizes Obama’s New Middle East Policy
Pepe Escobar had another brilliant piece on Obama’s recent Middle East speech, and as always he is on the money:
So to make a story short, here’s a concise New Middle East Obama policy. We support “our” bastards (dictators) who are sophisticated enough to beat, arrest and kill their own people in the low hundreds (Bahrain). Continue reading →
Many of you realize that the news is censored here in the United States and elsewhere in the world. Some censorship is carried out by governments, and some censorship is initiated by the corporations that sponsor different news channels, and some censorship is brought to you by the news networks themselves.
There are many reasons why news is censored, but the bottom line is that any form of censorship is a violation of human rights!
The freedom flotilla aid ship MVFinch has received approval to dock in an Egyptian port giving further encouragement for the opening of borders into Gaza.
Press TV talks with Michael Chossudovsky, Director for the Center of Research on Globalization in Montreal who is in touch with the ship and is very optimistic about humanitarian materials getting through due to the actions taken by Egyptian authorities.
Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, John J. Mearsheimer, and Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Stephen M. Walt, discuss their book, THE ISRAEL LOBBY AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY.
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