The Uncommon Courage of Bradley Manning By Marjorie Cohn

1 March, 2013 – Global Research

Bradley Manning has pleaded guilty to 10 charges including possessing and willfully communicating to an unauthorized person all the main elements of the WikiLeaks disclosure. The charges carry a total of 20 years in prison. For the first time, Bradley spoke publicly about what he did and why. His actions, now confirmed by his own words, reveal Bradley to be a very brave young man.

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Divided We Fall By Kenneth Couesbouc

Winter 2013 – State of Nature

“Welfare, as a universal institution, is the logical aspirational consequence of a unified nation. This union is a rare occurrence because, consciously or not, much thought and effort goes into insuring it does not happen.”

When the Dismal Thirties succeeded the Roaring Twenties nations everywhere became restive. Free market private capitalism had failed and its financial structures had collapsed, leaving an ideological void that threatened the foundations of power and wealth. Continue reading this...

Truthout / Buzzflash 14 February 2013

14 February 2013Truthout / Buzzflash

The Bureau and the Journalist: Victor Riesel’s Secret Relationship With the FBI

Aaron Leonard, Truthout: Journalist Victor Riesel’s work in the 1940s to 1980s as an FBI-friendly news source – creating suspicion of dissidents and dividing labor from student activists – is continued today by his many intellectual heirs.

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Obama in Africa: Somalia, Mali and the War Powers Resolution By Steve Breyman

14 January 2013 – OpEdNews

Critics of President Obama’s 2011 aerial intervention in Libya may recall one of that conflict’s most striking features: the administration’s failure to invoke the 1973 War Powers Resolution (WPR). The War Powers Resolution is that tasteless congressional fruit of the late Vietnam War era. Continue reading this...

Unlimited Imperialism and the Threat of World War III. U.S. Militarism at the Start of the 21st Century By Francis Boyle

25 December 2012 — Global Research

The Legacy of Two World Wars

The Origins of the  First and Second World Wars currently hover like Twin  Swords  of Damocles over the heads of all humanity. It is the Unlimited Imperialists along the lines of Alexander, Rome, Napoleon and Hitler who are now in charge of conducting American foreign policy.

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Nobel Peace Prize brews hostility as winners renounce EU’s award

30 November, 2012RT

South African Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu speaks during an interview with Reuters in New Delhi February 8, 2012.(Reuters / B Mathur)

South African Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu speaks during an interview with Reuters in New Delhi February 8, 2012.(Reuters / B Mathur)

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and two other Nobel Peace winners have written to the foundation to protest the decision to award the 2012 prize to the EU.

The letter was also signed by Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, who won the prize for her efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the troubles in 1976 and by Argentina’s Adolfo Perez Esquivel who won the laureate in 1980.

“The EU is clearly not ‘the champion of peace’ that Alfred Nobel had in mind when he wrote his will. The Norwegian Nobel committee has redefined and remodeled the prize in a manner that it is not consistent with the law,” they said in an open letter.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like By Andrew Gavin Marshall

20 November 2012Boiling Frogs

A Transnational Corporate Coup over the Democratic Process & Public Accountability 

In 2008, the United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab announced the U.S. entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks as “a pathway to broader Asia-Pacific regional economic integration.” Originating in 2005 as a “Strategic Economic Partnership” between a few select Pacific countries, the TPP has, as of October 2012, expanded to include 11 nations in total: the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia, with the possibility of several more joining in the future.

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