Saturday, December 17, 2011

poorrichards blog: Lew Rockwell On Economic Terror, the Police State and the Rise of Ron Paul

poorrichards blog: Lew Rockwell On Economic Terror, the Police State and the Rise of Ron Paul: Also, and it took them long enough, but today they realized we’re living in a police state. Not only is the government running a police state, in fact, around the world for many many countries, but they’re running one at home. And there’s nothing that’s beyond them.

OpEdNews - Christopher Hitchens dies; Vanity Fair writer was a religious skeptic, master of the contrarian essay

OpEdNews - Christopher Hitchens dies; Vanity Fair writer was a religious skeptic, master of the contrarian essay:

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OpEdNews - Page 1 of Article: U.S. Free Speech Hypocrisy

OpEdNews - Page 2 of Article: U.S. Free Speech Hypocrisy: "The 50-year U.S. condemnation of Cuba's human rights violations and the U.S. support for 64 years of the brutal Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians demonstrates solidly the hypocrisy of the United States government.
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Friday, December 16, 2011

No Country for Innocent Men: Information Clearing House By Beth Schwartzapfel

   :  Information Clearing House: The tale of Tim Cole and Jerry Johnson, which I investigated for more than a year, reveals a system in which an innocent man, once convicted, has virtually no chance of redemption—even with the guilty man fighting for it. For the thousands of Americans spending years of their lives in prison for crimes they did not commit, the odds couldn't be much bleaker.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Obama's "Twisted Version of American Exceptionalism" Laid Bare | Truthout

Obama's "Twisted Version of American Exceptionalism" Laid Bare | Truthout: President Barack Obama would like the world to know that the US can do whatever it damn well pleases, thank you very much.

Marines Promoted Inflated Story for Medal of Honor Recipient | Truthout

Marines Promoted Inflated Story for Medal of Honor Recipient | Truthout: Sworn statements by Meyer and others who participated in the battle indicate that he didn’t save the lives of 13 U.S. service members, leave his vehicle to scoop up 24 Afghans on his first two rescue runs or lead the final push to retrieve the four dead Americans. Moreover, it’s unclear from the documents whether Meyer disobeyed orders when he entered the Ganjgal Valley on Sept. 8, 2009.

President Obama has been a disaster for civil liberties - latimes.com

President Obama has been a disaster for civil liberties - latimes.com: With the 2012 presidential election before us, the country is again caught up in debating national security issues, our ongoing wars and the threat of terrorism. There is one related subject, however, that is rarely mentioned: civil liberties.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Action Alert: Stop Bigots From Pressuring Advertisers For TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim’ - Muslim Public Affairs Council

Action Alert: Stop Bigots From Pressuring Advertisers For TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim’ - Muslim Public Affairs Council: Here is a list of companies that FFA claims to have succeeded in convincing to cancel their advertising. MPAC calls upon these companies to respond to these claims. This level of hostility towards the Muslim American community should not be tolerated. Silence in this case is irresponsible and tantamount to sanctioning bigotry.

Russell Simmons Joins the Calls to Boycott Lowe's | Care2 Causes

Russell Simmons Joins the Calls to Boycott Lowe's | Care2 Causes: Entertainment mogul Russell Simmons has stepped into the controversy about home improvement chain Lowe’s withdrawing its ads from TLC’s reality TV show All-American Muslim due to pressure from a right-wing Christian group, the Florida Family Association (FFA). Simmons has bought up all the ad space that Lowe’s gave up. New York Magazine quotes his announcement on Twitter that “The show is now sold out!” and “keep your money @lowes and we will keep ours.”

Monday, December 12, 2011

Land of the Free, Home of the Hungry   :  Information Clearing House

Land of the Free, Home of the Hungry   :  Information Clearing House: This is no marginal group, no handful of unfortunates and ne'er-do-wells in a time of crisis. Indeed, in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, food insecurity is a common, growing and enduring problem. According to Gallup polling, one in five Americans reported not having enough money to buy food in the past 12 months – the highest level since the month Barack Obama was elected. Around the country, food banks are feeling the pinch of market forces: as poverty climbs, demand is rising and supply is falling as people who would have donated have less left to spare.

Hillary Clinton and Internet Freedom - Salon.com By Glenn Greenwald

Hillary Clinton and Internet Freedom - Salon.com: What Hillary Clinton is condemning here is exactly that which not only the administration in which she serves, but also she herself, has done in one of the most important Internet freedom cases of the last decade: WikiLeaks. And beyond that case, both Clinton specifically and the Obama administration generally have waged a multi-front war on Internet freedom.

OpEdNews - Article: Developing Story: Hundreds of US-NATO Soldiers Arrive & Begin Operations on the Jordan-Syria Border

OpEdNews - Article: Developing Story: Hundreds of US-NATO Soldiers Arrive & Begin Operations on the Jordan-Syria Border: According to first-hand accounts and reports provided to Boiling Frogs Post by several sources in Jordan, during the last few hours foreign military groups, estimated at hundreds of individuals, began to spread near the villages of the north-Jordan city of "Al-Mafraq", which is adjacent to the Jordanian and Syrian border.

Obama Administration Continues to Abuse State Secrets Privilege to Cover Up Misdeeds | | AlterNet

Obama Administration Continues to Abuse State Secrets Privilege to Cover Up Misdeeds | | AlterNet: Because it turned out that claims about national security were often an excuse to prevent us from seeing our government engaged in unethical, unconstitutional and, sometimes, illegal practices.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Activist Post: Police State Mercenaries Ruin More Lives than They Protect by J.G. Vibes

Activist Post: Police State Mercenaries Ruin More Lives than They Protect: The sheer arrogance and hubris exhorted by the mercenaries that were holding me and several others hostage. This language might be a bit strong for some, but I feel that I’m describing the situation quite accurately.