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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

There were two reports on CNN this morning that I found especially relevant to the human condition in the USA today. The first item was a very sad story. Many years ago, a couple in Florida lost a son that was kidnapped and murdered by a man who is scheduled to die in Florida's death chamber today. The execution is questionable because he would be receiving the "cocktail" of lethal chemicals that has been determined as "inhumane."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Zirin

Barry Lamar Bonds faces thirty years in prison because the Department of Justice is a corroded husk of political decay. The baseball Home Run King has now been officially indicted on perjury and obstruction of justice charges and it only took three years and millions of tax dollars to make it happen.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jonathan Schell

The journey to the martial law just imposed on Pakistan by its self-appointed president, the dictator Pervez Musharraf, began in Washington on September 11, 2001. On that day it so happened, Pakistan's intelligence chief Lt. General Mahmood Ahmed was in town. He was summoned forthwith to meet with Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, who gave him perhaps the earliest preview of the global Bush doctrine then in its formative stages, telling him, "You are either one hundred percent with us or one hundred percent against us."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

Like Alice in Wonderland's wacky Queen of Hearts, who believed six impossible things before breakfast, the current inhabitant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue believes the preposterous on a regular basis and then talks about it.

He said the following last week in an interview with German television: "I've committed our troops into harm's way twice, and it's not a pleasant experience because I understand the consequences firsthand."

Monday, 12 November 2007 08:23

Cindy Sheehan: Never Again

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today:
My own country, I cannot be silent.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Today is the day that our nation "celebrates" Veteran's Day. For most people it is a day to sleep in and catch up on shopping, chores, and other errands. For me and too many others, it is just another especially hard day in an endless litany of hard days since Casey was killed in Sadr City on April 4, 2004.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Elliot D. Cohen

Amid public outcry, in 2003, Congress defunded the Bush Administration's Total Information Awareness (TIA) project, a massive Orwellian technology-driven surveillance and data mining initiative. Now, it is attempting to pass through the FISA Amendments Act of 2007 (S. 2248), a bill that would effectively give legal standing and retroactive legal immunity to a major component of this project.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Harvey Wasserman

Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Graham Nash are again singing the praises of solar energy. But it's a hard song for reactor backers now desperately seeking more than $50 billion in federal loan guarantees.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson

One or more of the Democratic candidates for president have to challenge the American people, and perhaps even chastise us, about our fear. We have allowed the George Bush Bandwagon to pound on our fears like punk rockers at a brass and percussion concert. Shame on us! The music is horrible, but still they are allowed to play on!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Martha Rosenberg

While most people are lamenting the violence in Pakistan, Burma, Afghanistan, and Iraq, apparently it's not enough bloodshed for Vice President Dick Cheney.

Last month in a caravan of 15 sport utility vehicles and an ambulance -- no jokes, please -- Cheney made his way to Clove Valley Rod & Gun Club about 70 miles north of New York City, near Poughkeepsie, for a day of controlled bloodletting.

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