America’s Disappeared by Andy Worthington

by Andy Worthington
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February 23, 2013

Witness Against Torture: Captive Hands

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Injustices do not become any less unjust the longer they are not addressed, and when it comes to the “war on terror” launched by President Bush following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, those injustices continue to fester, and to poison America’s soul.

One of those injustices is Guantánamo, where 166 men are still imprisoned, even though 86 of them were cleared for release by a task force established by the President four years ago, and another is Bagram in Afghanistan (renamed and rebranded the Parwan Detention Facility), Continue reading

Erik Laursen: The War Against Social Security

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Social Security Torn Away

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Joe Friendly·Feb 21, 2013

Erik Laursen, author of The People’s Pension, The Struggle To Defend Social Security Since Reagan, describes the three decade long war against Social Security, beginning with its origins in the bowels of the Reagan administration, and the dynamics behind an effective long-term strategy, a look at the decades-long ideological attack on this all-important program, the hydra-headed campaign to cut and kill Social Security, conducted over decades by rightwing bankers, foundations, economists and politicians.

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Noam Chomsky: Education and Student Debt

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with Noam Chomsky

Edward Rad · Mar 21, 2013

Interview conducted on February 7, 2013 in Lexington, Massachusetts, on behalf of Washington Square News.
Recorded by Alice Sholto-Douglas, NYU’15

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The Courage to Resist by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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February 25, 2013

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I was in the Swiss village of Begnins outside Geneva shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989. I spent three days there with Axel von dem Bussche, a former Wehrmacht major, holder of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross for extreme battlefield bravery, three times wounded in World War II, and the last surviving member of the inner circle of German army officers who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

I was reminded of my visit with von dem Bussche, whom I was interviewing for The Dallas Morning News, by the 70th anniversary of the execution of five Munich University students and their philosophy professor who were members of the White Rose resistance movement in Nazi Germany. Continue reading

French War on Mali to Clinch Warplane Mega-deal by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
February 21, 2013

"anche il 9 aprile" "per un piano alternativo di rifiuti.... SMASH IMPERIALISM!"

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France’s claim of combating terrorism in Mali does not add up. Re-conquest of this former French colony and control of rich natural resources in West Africa are some of the more plausible reasons for this criminal offensive that began on 11 January.

Yet another plausible reason is to showcase the Rafale, France’s new fighter-bomber.

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