Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bradley Manning Treatment Reveals Continued Government Complicity in Torture by Marjorie Cohn | American Constitution Society

Bradley Manning Treatment Reveals Continued Government Complicity in Torture: "In The United States and Torture, an historian, a political scientist, a philosopher, a psychologist, a sociologist, two journalists and eight lawyers detail the complicity of the U.S. government in the torture and cruel treatment of prisoners both at home and abroad, and strategies for accountability. In her compelling preface, Sister Dianna Ortiz describes the unimaginable treatment she endured in 1987 when she was in Guatemala doing missionary work while the United States was supporting the dictatorship there. The first step in changing policy is to understand its history and the motivation behind it. I hope this book will accomplish that goal."

Libya Conflict Highlights NATO's Imperialist Mission-by: Joseph Gerson, t r u t h o u t

Libya Conflict Highlights NATO's Imperialist Mission: "Having launched its Libyan regime change war to oust the Qaddafi dictatorship from the United States' German-based Africa Command, the Obama administration this week arranged to continue its air war under cover of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance. Long understood to be a relatively benign and defensive alliance focused on European security needs, people across Europe and, increasingly, in the United States, are questioning how and why NATO is now focused on waging non-defensive wars beyond Europe."

Friday, March 25, 2011

   Libya: More Murder and Plunder Masquerading as “Humanitarian Intervention:By Orwellwasright ICH

   Libya: More Murder and Plunder Masquerading as “Humanitarian Intervention”…  :      Information Clearing House: ICH: "What is obvious to all but the most duped and apathetic is that once again we have another war launched by the imperialist powers thinly veiled as a “humanitarian intervention”, dressed up as a mission of peace driven by the use of heavy bombardment and murder, where the truth lies diametrically opposed to the propaganda being pushed by the mainstream media. Nothing is what it seems; the lies and deceptions are as Orwellian as ever."

Thursday, March 24, 2011

OpEdNews - Article: Cheerleading for War

OpEdNews - Article: Cheerleading for War: "A March 21 New York Times editorial headlined, 'At War in Libya' highlights it, saying:

'Col Muammar el-Qaddafi has long been a thug and a murderer who has never paid for his many crimes, including the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.' Thug and murderer, yes. Downing Pan Am Flight 103 proved false. He had nothing to do with it, clear evidence The Times suppresses to willfully lie to readers."

OpEdNews - Article: Thoughts on the Insanity

OpEdNews - Article: Thoughts on the Insanity: "America the Beautiful is today a value-free, gender-neutral, equal opportunity warrior state, and not a thing -- not a constitution, not international law, not ongoing financial collapse, not public opinion nor the moral voices and religious houses of this country -- can change it."

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Soldier, Dad, Whistleblower: Atheist in a Foxhole Takes on Evangelistic Military Hierarchy

Soldier, Dad, Whistleblower: Atheist in a Foxhole Takes on Evangelistic Military Hierarchy: "Look at the picture of the five hundred soldiers being converted by the Billy Graham people. It’s 200 here, 150 there on stage in uniform. It’s epidemic, and I find it outrageous. The amount of money being spent by American citizens to support Evangelical proselytizing activities is substantial. The smokescreen about spiritual fitness having nothing to do with proselytizing is just that–smoke."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

BBC News - Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says

BBC News - Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says: "The team took census data stretching back as far as a century from countries in which the census queried religious affiliation: Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland."

Sunday, March 20, 2011

OpEdNews - Article: President Obama Bullying PFC Bradley Manning By Sherwood Ross

OpEdNews - Article: President Obama Bullying PFC Bradley ManningIf Mr. Obama ever identified with the victims of bullying, he has sped light years from that noble view, stating recently that PFC Manning's conditions comply with the Pentagon's "basic standards," when, in fact, the Pentagon's "basic standards," like those of the CIA, are now seemingly indistinguishable from those of Stalin's Russia. Michelle Obama, who introduced the president at the bullying conference, urged adults to treat others with compassion and respect. "It sends a message to our kids about how they treat others," the first lady said. It sure does, and the suffering of PFC Manning sends a message to the world that reveals what her fork-tongued husband really thinks about bullying. President Obully?