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Obama’s First Mistake

Publié le 9 juin, 2010 | Pas de commentaires
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Obama’s First Mistake

By not prosecuting Cheney, Rumsfeld, & Co. for their overt war crimes and blatant war profiteering, Mr Obama began his presidency in a relationship of tacit approval of those crimes. What has followed is the result of his never disassociating himself with the forces of international crime, both financial and military: more seething hatred of […]

The Pink Panther Strikes Again!

Publié le 10 janvier, 2010 | 2 commentaires
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The Pink Panther Strikes Again!

What is it about “intelligence” that seems to bring out the stupid in our National Security agencies? The infamous memo of August 6, 2001, presented at President George W. Bush’s Daily Briefing, was actually titled, “Bin Laden determined to attack inside the United States”. Multiple reports detailed suspicions of an imminent al Qaeda plot to […]

Hope Lies in Ruins: Deconstructing Neo-liberal Myths

Publié le 1 décembre, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Hope Lies in Ruins: Deconstructing Neo-liberal Myths

The ongoing financial crisis is receiving enormous amounts of attention and a plethora of analyses every day. However, reports and opinions rarely reflect the historical underpinnings that reach farther than 2001, and remain mainly oriented on very recent years, wars, and presidents, especially G.W. Bush; the effect of neoliberal policies is often neglected as well. […]

L’Homo Politicus ou du pareil au même

Publié le 1 décembre, 2006 | Pas de commentaires
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L’Homo Politicus ou du pareil au même

Nicolas, Cirque de Pinder 7, 2006 Certains droits réservés. On entend souvent dire qu’il faut cesser le cynisme à outrance face à la politique, qu’il est nécessaire de croire en nos politiciens – ou du moins à certains d’entre eux–, pour s’impliquer en tant que citoyen. La politique ne serait pas qu’un grand spectacle médiatique […]