Arriving First in Syria By Franklin Lamb

6 September 2013 — Greanville Post

Damascus - Will 1000 American ‘Human Shields’ Stop Another Criminal War?

Human shields in Iraq

A sort of roller coaster atmosphere pervades Damascus these days with “good” and “bad” news rising and falling, often by the quarter hour. Much of the population is monitoring closely the news and quickly expressing their interpretations of the latest media reports and rumors as well as predicting the fairly precise timing of the now assumed American attack on their country.

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki: American High School Textbooks Perpetuate The Big Lie By Pat Elder

2 August 2013 — War is a Crime

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: American High School Textbooks Perpetuate The Big Lie

hiroshima

This summer the world will pause to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Most Americans are still supportive of Truman’s decision despite overwhelming historical evidence the bomb had “nothing to do with the end of the war,” in the words of Major General Curtis E. LeMay.

 

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Audio: The NSA Comes Recruiting

2 July 2013 – Mob and Multitude

Some students and I had an exchange with NSA recruiters today. The audio and a rough transcript below.

The NSA came to recruit at a language program at the University of Wisconsin where I am spending my summer learning a language. Two recruiters, a redhead who looked more like a middle-aged mother (listed as “NSA_F” below) and a portly, balding man (“NSA_M”), began to go through slides explaining the NSA and its work.

2013 NSA flyer copy

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It’s Time to Decide: The Left, Austerity, and the People’s Assembly By Chris Nineham

22 March 2013 — Counterfire

The Peoples’ Assembly will meet in London on June 22, where thousands of those opposing the Coalition’s cuts will gather to work out a strategy to defeat austerity, and by implication, the government. Waiting till a 2015 election is hardly an option. It would be to allow more irreparable damage to be done. And many people, way beyond the radical left, will be wary of assuming that an Ed Miliband government, without strong pressure from below, will do much to alleviate the collective suffering caused by austerity. Continue reading this...

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 22 February 2013: Palestinian students “surrounded by guns” at Israeli universities

22 February 2013 – VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Child Injured In Bil’in Weekly Protests, Dozens Treated For Effects Of Teargas Inhalation
IMEMC – Friday January 22 2013; Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and settlement, and shot one child in the head, while dozens of protesters have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation. …

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