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Thursday, 13 September 2007 14:49

Thom Hartmann: The Problem With a 'War' Strategy

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by Thom Hartmann

The eerie juxtaposition of General Betrayus testifying today before Congress, and it being 9/11 (which helped Bush bring us disasters ranging from the PATRIOT Act to the Iraq War and Occupation) brings an opportunity to re-understand what's been happening here and in Iraq these past six years, and offers an insight into a way forward.

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by Norman Solomon

It evokes a tragedy that marks an epoch. From the outset, the warfare state has exploited "9/11," a label at once too facile and too laden with historic weight -- giving further power to the tacit political axiom that perception is reality.

Thursday, 13 September 2007 02:42

Dave Zirin and Etan Thomas: No Outsiders in Jena

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by Etan Thomas and Dave Zirin

"Outsiders need to stay away." That's what Billy Fowler of the school board in Jena, Louisiana, said about those who have raised concerns about the sentencing imposed on six African American boys -- ages 15-17 -- facing 100 years in prison.

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by Stuart A. P. Murray

The new capital of the United States was named Washington City in 1800, honoring the Revolutionary War commander-in-chief and the country's first president. It was the highest honor a grateful and adoring people could bestow.

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by Michael Winship

"We are a nation of Charlie Browns, with the Bush administration holding the football."

A journalist I know who has spent a lot of time in Iraq tells the story of talking to an American infantry major in Baghdad the day Saddam's statue was toppled in Firdos Square, almost four and a half years ago.

Monday, 10 September 2007 07:30

Cindy Sheehan: Pigs of War

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by Cindy Sheehan

“I believe it is imperative that we never lose our voice of dissent, regardless of political pressure. As Martin Luther King, Jr said: ‘there comes a time when silence is betrayal’… However, it is unforgivable that Congress has been unwilling to examine these matters or take action to prevent these circumstances [executive branch crimes] from occurring again.”

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by Micah Tillman

I dream of a day when the statement, "Either a Republican or Democrat will be elected President" is no longer a certainty. Viable independent, third-, and fourth-party candidates are the heroes of this hope. I want to walk into the voting booth feeling like I have a real choice.

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by Ray McGovern

The killing in Hawijah, Iraq of 18-year old Corporal Jeremy Shank of Jackson, Missouri (population 12,000) merited an article in the Southeast Missourian. Cpl. Shank was killed on Sept. 6, 2006 and I was in that part of Missouri when his body came home for burial. According to the Pentagon, Shank was on a "dismounted security patrol when he encountered enemy forces using small arms."

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by Harvey Wasserman

The nuke power industry now wants $50 billion and more in loan guarantees to build new atomic reactors. As it strong-arms Congress, the warnings of the great Dr. John Gofman, who passed away last week at 88, loom ever larger.

Thursday, 06 September 2007 08:13

Robert Greenwald: The Real Rudy

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by Robert Greenwald

"It's just not possible."

That was the sentence we heard over and over from families who had firefighter sons, brothers, husbands and fathers killed on 9/11, from experts on emergency response, and from investigative journalists. It was just not possible that Rudy could so distort what happened on 9/11 and his role on that terrible day.

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