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IF YOU THINK THIS IS ALARMIST, YOU’RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION: SOLIDARITY IS THE ONLY WAY FORWARD

Publié le 27 février, 2011 | 4 commentaires
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IF YOU THINK THIS IS ALARMIST, YOU’RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION:  SOLIDARITY IS THE ONLY WAY FORWARD

For thirty years, the U.S. citizen has been conditioned little by little, to accept less. Less protection from unions, less protection from polluters, less protection from bankers and the financial sector, less actual work from the government, less leadership from elected officials, less transparency, less employment opportunity, less in medical and preventative health care, less […]

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 […]

What The World Needs Now: Time for the Mad Tea Party to End

Publié le 4 mai, 2010 | Pas de commentaires
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What The World Needs Now:  Time for the Mad Tea Party to End

« Our shared belief is that wealth must serve more than the wealthy, that prosperity must serve more than the simply prosperous, that good fortune must help more than those who are just fortunate…inequality should not be woven into the fabric of our lives, people of compassion and good will should never journey without hope, and […]

IRAN IS GETTING NUKES: SUCK IT UP

Publié le 18 avril, 2010 | Pas de commentaires
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IRAN IS GETTING NUKES:  SUCK IT UP

Pakistan has nuclear weapons. North Korea has nuclear weapons. Israel has nuclear weapons (whether they admit it or not). Iran is going to have nuclear weapons, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Well, there is one thing: the U.N. Security Council can stop pretending they are in control of Iran and start treating […]

Civilization vs. Brutalization: Countdown to Armageddon

Publié le 4 avril, 2010 | Pas de commentaires
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Civilization vs. Brutalization:  Countdown to Armageddon

Over the past months the world has been watching the Americans, and especially President Barack Obama, to see if democracy and the rule of law will continue to decompose in the tomb or resurrect and shine. So far, it doesn’t look good. Violence against women increases world-wide, new laws being made to marginalize and control […]

Credit Where None Is Due: Epic Fails Become Wins For GOP

Publié le 24 janvier, 2010 | 1 commentaire
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Credit Where None Is Due:  Epic Fails Become Wins For GOP

Banks create biggest financial crash since Depression, receive $700+ billion in taxpayer-funded bailout, subsequently cease all lending while raising credit card interest rates/fees to record levels! President Obama extends war in Afghanistan to include relentless drone-bomber strikes on Pakistan, receives Nobel Peace Prize! Supreme Court credits Corporations with ‘personhood’, human beings credited with colluding in […]

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 […]

Le Blackberry et l’isolement du Président

Publié le 26 janvier, 2009 | Pas de commentaires
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Le Blackberry et l’isolement du Président

Alors ça y est, le Président Obama et les services secrets se sont entendu, il pourra conserver son Blackberry, et ce malgré les sourcillements des hommes en noir. L’ordinateur portatif de M. Obama faisait déjà coulé de l’encre depuis un moment, son propriétaire y étant fortement attaché et en faisant grand usage, alors que tous […]

Obama, le sauveur ?

Publié le 15 juillet, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Obama, le sauveur ?

La campagne présidentielle américaine est bien en marche. John McCain et Barack Obama ont entrepris d’étaler leurs rhétoriques, promesses et plans d’action. Alors qu’Obama jouit déjà d’une avance significative dans les sondages, la lutte risque d’être d’autant plus inégale puisque le candidat démocrate est revenu sur sa promesse d’utiliser les fonds publics pour sa campagne. […]