Wednesday, April 15, 2015

 

No Mercy

In Secrecy, Intransigence and War -- last of a three-part series on Hillary Clinton -- CounterPunch examines the former First Lady's "propensity for overkill." As authors Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair observe, "repression has always been one of Mrs. Clinton's most prominent characteristics." As a war hawk, Senator Clinton showed no mercy, supporting President Bush and Vice President Cheney without reservation.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

 

NO JEWS ALLOWED

If you wonder why nothing good is happening, look no further than the White House. No, I'm not talking about the Bush/Obama bank bailouts; I'm talking about the Bush/Obama Faith-Based Initiative, that allows religious organizations to receive federal grants and contracts, while discriminating in hiring according to religious status. In case that's not clear, Christian organizations can receive Head Start, AmeriCorps and other federal program money, while maintaining a hiring policy of NO JEWS ALLOWED.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

 

NATO War Crimes

Sixteen years after NATO bombed Yugoslavia, Gregory Elich recalls the horror of destroyed apartments, factories, schools and lives where residents were bewildered by the murderous aggression perpetrated by the US--whom they had previously believed was their friend.

Friday, March 27, 2015

 

Christian Fascism in the US


Understanding Christian fascism in the US requires a lesson in Christian Right politics, whose overwhelming success in subverting American democracy is attributable to the supreme strategist Paul Weyrich. Bruce Wilson reports on how this right-wing analyst made the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush possible.

Friday, March 20, 2015

 

False Confessions

Jeffrey St. Clair runs down the numbers on torture, and it isn't pretty. 59% of Americans support the CIA's torture program, even when it's totally ineffective at gathering intelligence. Even when 25% of those tortured were absolutely innocent.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

 

National Energy Bank

In the US, it should be a national security priority to save our coal, oil and gas reserves for our future needs. Selling our fossil fuel reserves now means future Americans will have to rely on nuclear power. These reserves should be socialized as a national energy bank, not privatized for bargain sales to China.

Climate change campaigns should focus on this reality, rather than fantasies about renewable energy, which at best will only supply 10% of electrical demand. With 4 billion urban dwellers worldwide, living off-the-grid is not an option. Efficiency in electrical delivery can be vastly improved, but consumption is rising rapidly.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

 

Serious Fraud

Avaaz was incorporated in 2006 by the Democratic Party front group MoveOn as the Global Engagement and Organizing Fund to build U.S. influence in the Middle East. A major funder of Avaaz, MoveOn and HRW is George Soros, convicted hedge fund inside-trader.

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