Noam Chomsky on Obama, the financial crisis, the Middle East and more

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On Thursday, 10th March 2011, Hicham Yezza, editor-in-chief of Ceasefire Magazine, conducted an interview with world-renowned linguist, philosopher and political analyst Noam Chomsky.

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s Address to Congress on the War in Libya + transcript

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Updated: added transcript

US, Keep Your Hands Off Libya

on Mar 31, 2011

Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s Address to Congress on the War in Libya
As Prepared for Delivery
United States House of Representatives
March 31, 2011

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The Euro-US War on Libya: Official Lies and Misconceptions of Critics by James Petras and Robin E. Abaya

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by James Petras and Robin E. Abaya
Global Research, March 30, 2011

Introduction

Many critics of the ongoing Euro-US wars in the Middle East and, now, North Africa, have based their arguments on clichés and generalizations devoid of fact. The most common line heard in regard to the current US-Euro war on Libya is that it’s “all about oil” – the goal is the seizure of Libya’s oil wells.

On the other hand Euro –U.S, government spokespeople defend the war by claiming it’s “all about saving civilian lives in the face of genocide”, calling it “humanitarian intervention”.

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John Perry: Obama’s Sickening Hypocrisy

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on Mar 29, 2011

Pardon me, Mr. President, but is it not a betrayal of who we’re supposed to be when there is such a deafening silence in Washington regarding the well over one million innocent fellow human beings, in Iraq alone, who now lay dead as a result of the illegal wars of choice launched by your predecessor?

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Libya and The Holy Triumvirate by William Blum

by William Blum
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28 March, 2011

The words they find it very difficult to say — “civil war”.

Libya is engaged in a civil war. The United States and the European Union and NATO — The Holy Triumvirate — are intervening, bloodily, in a civil war. To overthrow Moammar Gaddafi. First The Holy Triumvirate spoke only of imposing a no-fly zone. After getting support from international bodies on that understanding they immediately began to wage war against Libyan military forces, and whoever was nearby, on a daily basis. In the world of commerce this is called “bait and switch”.

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Barack Obama’s Speech on Military Action in Libya + transcript

Protest against US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

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Propaganda Alert!

Warning: please don’t eat or drink anything while watching this video, wouldn’t want to hear of anyone choking.  Thank you.  ~ DS

on Mar 28, 2011

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A sheep in wolf’s clothing? By William Bowles

by William Bowles
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March 28, 2011

“The world is suffering, at the same time, the consequences of climatic changes; shortages and prices of foods, military spending and the squandering of natural and human resources are increasing. War was the timeliest event that could happen at this time.” — ‘Partnership of Equals‘ By Fidel Castro Ruz

I’m glad someone is on the ball.

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Obama’s March Madness by Ralph Nader + Nader Questions Government Honesty When It Comes To Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Mar. 28, 2011

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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President Obama’s pick of Kansas to win the “March Madness” collegiate basketball tournament ended with their defeat by Virginia Commonwealth University this past Saturday. He must know how the Jay Hawks are feeling because he is entangled in his own March Madness that will continue after this month ends.

The expanding nuclear meltdown disaster from Japan’s cluster of nuclear plants gets worse by the day, yet President Obama continues to reassure the nuclear industry that he supports more plants guaranteed by the U.S. taxpayers because Wall Street otherwise will not risk loaning billions of dollars per plant.

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Dennis Kucinich: This is a New Nightmare, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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March 27, 2011

(SOAPBOX #92) – Cindy welcomes two notable guests.  Cindy’s first guest, Thaddeus Russell, is an historian and cultural critic, author of A Renegade History of the United States.  (And those are just his introductory credits!)  A true nonconformist, he has a long list of public appearances.  Yes, previously, our “Bad Thad” had moved past the social/ethical conservatism of our historical “cultural leaders” to focus on the actual people themselves.  He regularly argued that many white Americans envied slaves for good reason, since slave culture offered many liberating alternatives to the highly repressive and work-obsessed, anti-sex culture of the early United States.  Continue reading

Gadhafi, Libya, counter-revolution, and the pack of imperialist hyenas by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.
Guest Writer
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March 25, 2011

“Guarantee 10 percent and capital will do anything, guarantee 20 percent and it really comes to life, at 50 percent, it is ready to cut off its own head, at 100 percent, it will trample every human law, and at 300 percent, there is no crime it will not risk, even if it means the hangman’s noose. ” — English publicist T. J. Dunning, quoted by Marx and cited by Gromyko in his book, Memories: From Stalin to Gorbachev. P. 186, 1989.

Introduction

The invasion and destruction of Afghanistan and Iraq, by the forces of imperialism, have been thoroughly analyzed, documented, and publicized by numerous authors, including this one (1). Numerous publications have also already appeared on the recent uprisings in the Middle East and their connections to imperialism, including this author’s (2), in which he stressed the ongoing and developing nature of these uprisings, their continuity with previous historical developments, and their potential for developing into genuine and profound social and politico-economic revolutions. Continue reading

Libyan War And Control Of The Mediterranean by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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March 25, 2011

A year after assuming the post of president of the French Republic in 2007, and while his nation held the rotating European Union presidency, Nicolas Sarkozy invited the heads of state of the EU’s 27 members and those of 17 non-EU Mediterranean countries to attend a conference in Paris to launch a Mediterranean Union.

In the words of Britain’s Daily Telegraph regarding the subsequent summit held for the purpose on July 13, 2008, “Sarkozy’s big idea is to use imperial Rome’s centre of the world as a unifying factor linking 44 countries that are home to 800 million people.”

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, however, announced that his nation would boycott the gathering, denouncing the initiative as one aimed at dividing both Africa and the Arab world, and stating:

“We shall have another Roman empire and imperialist design. There are imperialist maps and designs that we have already rolled up. We should not have them again.” [1]

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Kucinich Demands Immediate End to U.S. Role in the War in Libya + Kucinich: War is a swamp

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by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, Mar 24, 2011

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today wrote to President Obama that it was improper to commit the United States to a military intervention in Libya without prior Congressional approval, clear objectives and questioned the criteria used for intervention. Kucinich also informed President Obama of his intent to introduce a bipartisan amendment that would cut off all funds for the U.S.’s role in Libya to the next funding measure to be considered.

The letter was sent immediately upon the President’s return to the United States from a trip to South America that began after the President announced U.S. participation in military intervention in Libya without seeking prior Congressional approval for the use of military force as required by the Constitution.

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Kucinich: “‘Humanitarian War’ is an Oxymoron” by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
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March 24, 2011

“‘Humanitarian War’ is an Oxymoron”
Dennis Kucinich on Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox, March 23, 2011

Yesterday, I was scanning through the AM radio stations on my way to Berkeley to pick up something, when I heard a familiar voice, our old friend, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh)—and he didn’t sound happy. So I stopped the scan to listen.

Surprisingly, Congressman Kucinich was talking to another old “friend,” Sean Hannity of Fox News—the only thing I have to say about Sean Hannity is that I was on his TV show in NYC once and he paid for my assistant and I to fly the next day to Cuba—Sean financed a Federal Crime, but at least I have something on him, now.

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Revolt Against American Militarism By Timothy V. Gatto

By Timothy V. Gatto
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March 24, 2011

When will the American people demand accountability from their government? When will Americans realize that there is no “clear and present danger” that could conceivably be used to invoke the war powers act? Where is it written that America is the conscience of the planet and has the right to bomb and kill those that the United States regards as evil?

This is no joke. The bombing and the cruise missile attacks are killing people that are non-combatants. Women, children the elderly as well as those that are non-political are dying, killed by American weapons systems. Continue reading