Author of the bestselling book War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, Chris Hedges joins the Council to discuss his new book I Don’t Believe in Atheists and offers his views of the extreme sides of the religious spectrum in the United States.Hedges has spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, and has reported from more than fifty countries. He was part of the New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the coverage of global terrorism.
He is also the recipient of the 2002 Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism – World Affairs Council of Northern California.
Professor Yang was released from jail today. He was sentenced to one and one-half years in jail with a suspended sentence but with two years probation. There can be no doubt that the international outcry on his behalf has helped spring him from the jailhouse.
The federal government seems unable to do anything but lie. Now, that’s plenty disturbing, but perhaps most disturbing of all is that hordes of Americans still, somehow, actually believe the lies. Compiling a list of official lies would be a savage challenge, tantamount to writing a synopsis of everything important that has happened, and is happening. On the other hand…easy as pie, compiling a list of actual federal truthfulness; unfortunately, there not only would be little if any pie, but hardly any crumbs. In fact, there might not even be any crumbs.
by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, Jun 1, 2011
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement after his resolution, H. Con. Res. 51, to end the war in Libya was pulled from the Floor calendar and postponed:
“I am disappointed that the President and leadership feel the need to buy even more time to shore up support for the War in Libya. It’s not surprising that some are now wondering if a preliminary vote count on my resolution came out in favor of defending the Constitution.
“Security is the mother of danger and the grandmother of destruction.” Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)
Having joked about putting the “apostrophe” back in Obama (as in O’Hanlon, O’Reilly, O’Rourke) in Ireland (and having apparently forgotten that his family name comes from Africa not Ireland) President Obama fled Ireland ahead of the clouds of volcanic ash from Iceland, again plaguing European flights, arriving in London a night early. The American Ambassador being unexpectedly charged with putting up the Obamas and making arrangements for a cast of approaching two thousand.
by Michel Chossudovsky
May 31, 2011
Israel is involved in advanced preparations to attack the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza. The commando attack is scheduled to take place in international waters. A detailed operational plan to be implemented by the Israeli navy has been set in motion. The use of force is explicitly contemplated:
by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, May 31, 2011
Reclaim Our Destiny by Reclaiming Control Over Our Money
As Congress is poised to debate and vote on raising the debt ceiling, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today took to the House Floor to remind fellow Members why we are in debt in the first place: wars and tax cuts for the rich. Kucinich urged Members to take back our authority to print money from the Federal Reserve (the Fed) and to use that authority to invest in America by putting Americans back to work: