Saturday, April 13, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Globalized Torture

OpEdNews - Article: Globalized Torture: Torture is official US policy.
America's the world's leading human rights abuser. State terror is official policy. So is waging war on humanity.

OpEdNews - Poll: Jesusland Plebiscite

OpEdNews - Poll: Jesusland Plebiscite

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Friday, April 12, 2013

The New Yorker Corrects Two Errors on Venezuela, Refuses a Third | North American Congress on Latin America

The New Yorker Corrects Two Errors on Venezuela, Refuses a Third | North American Congress on Latin America: Thanks to readers’ responses to The New Yorker following my last post, “On Venezuela, The New Yorker’s Jon Lee Anderson Fails at Arithmetic,” the magazine has amended two errors in two separate articles.

African-American passengers sue US Airways for asking them to change out of hoodies | The Raw Story

African-American passengers sue US Airways for asking them to change out of hoodies | The Raw Story: In a complaint filed in California Central District Court on Wednesday, two African-American passengers are suing US Airways after an employee told them it was airline policy not to wear jeans and hooded sweatshirts in first class.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Washington’s Secret “Five Point Plan” to Destabilize Venezuela

Washington’s Secret “Five Point Plan” to Destabilize Venezuela: April 08, 2013 "Information Clearing House" - It doesn’t surprise. It’s likely happening ahead of Venezuela’s April 14 presidential election. It’ll continue when it’s over.

Washington tolerates no independent governments. It demands pro-Western ones. It wants them serving US interests. Outliers are targeted for regime change.

Iraq: The Deadliest War for Journalists

Iraq: The Deadliest War for Journalists: "Those responsible in the US military, and the other perpetrators, should be tried before a court of law," she said. "They should be indicted for the premeditated murder of Tareq, revealing the truth about the bombing of the Al Jazeera office in Baghdad."

Singer Morrissey's Scathing Letter to the Public About Margaret Thatcher: "A Terror Without an Atom of Humanity" | Alternet

Singer Morrissey's Scathing Letter to the Public About Margaret Thatcher: "A Terror Without an Atom of Humanity" | Alternet: Morrissey: "Thatcher will only be fondly remembered by sentimentalists who did not suffer under her leadership, but the majority of British working people have forgotten her already."

John Pilger: How Thatcher Gave Pol Pot a Hand

John Pilger: How Thatcher Gave Pol Pot a Hand: Almost two million Cambodians died as a result of Year Zero. John Pilger argues that, without the complicity of the US and Britain, it may never have happened.

Monday, April 8, 2013

When War Hawks Become Human Rights Officials

When War Hawks Become Human Rights Officials: These “humanitarian interventionists” studiously ignore our own acts of genocide, first unleashed against Native Americans and then exported to the Philippines and, later, nations such as Vietnam. They do not acknowledge, even in light of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, our own capacity for evil. They do not discuss in their books and articles the genocides we backed in Guatemala and East Timor or the crime of pre-emptive war. They minimize the horror and suffering we have delivered to Iraqis and Afghans and exaggerate or fabricate the benefits. The long string of atrocities carried out in our name mocks the idea of the United States as a force for good with a right to impose its values on others. The ugly truth shatters their deification of U.S. power.

Gag the Whistleblower: 6 States That Might Criminalize Taping Animal Cruelty | Alternet

Gag the Whistleblower: 6 States That Might Criminalize Taping Animal Cruelty | Alternet: This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilities.org.

Farm lobbyists and supporting lawmakers want to close the shutters on video cameras exposing animal cruelty across the country. If they have their way, animal rights groups say they will lose an important tool for holding animal abusers accountable.

Human Stupidity Is Destroying the World | Alternet

Human Stupidity Is Destroying the World | Alternet: Six percent of Americans believe in unicorns. Thirty-six percent believe in UFOs. A whopping 24 percent believe dinosaurs and man hung out together. Eighteen percent still believe the sun revolves around the Earth. Nearly 30 percent believe cloud computing involves… actual clouds. A shockingly sad 18 percent, to this very day, believe the president is a Muslim. Aren’t they cute? And Floridian?

New WikiLeaks cable reveals US embassy strategy to destabilize Chavez government — RT News

New WikiLeaks cable reveals US embassy strategy to destabilize Chavez government — RT News: In a secret US cable published online by WikiLeaks, former ambassador to Venezuela, William Brownfield, outlines a comprehensive plan to infiltrate and destabilize former President Hugo Chavez' government.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

James Steele: America's mystery man in Iraq - video | World news | guardian.co.uk

James Steele: America's mystery man in Iraq - video | World news | guardian.co.uk: A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how retired US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centres in Iraq. Another special forces veteran, Colonel James Coffman, worked with Steele and reported directly to General David Petraeus, who had been sent into Iraq to organise the Iraqi security services

Documentary Exposes US Role in Iraq Sectarian Conflict

Documentary Exposes US Role in Iraq Sectarian Conflict

On farm, taping cruelty is becoming the crime | CapeCodOnline.com

On farm, taping cruelty is becoming the crime | CapeCodOnline.com: On one covert video, farm workers illegally burn the ankles of Tennessee walking horses with chemicals. Another captures workers in Wyoming punching and kicking pigs and flinging piglets into the air.