Friday, July 10, 2015

Article: Hillary's Neocon Legacy: Coups, Dictators, Corruption, Chaos, Executions and Assassination | OpEdNews

Article: Hillary's Neocon Legacy: Coups, Dictators, Corruption, Chaos, Executions and Assassination | OpEdNewsHillary Clinton has on her liberal mask. She is all smiles and is trying hard to "out Bernie" Bernie Sanders. She is hitting all the populist talking points about helping others: Immigration, campaign finance reform, voting rights, gay marriage, economic equality, and middle class families. But she has accumulated a lot of baggage over her political career of 40 years.

Hillary and the main stream media have forgotten early scandals such as Whitewater, cattle futures trading, and trying to take the White House furniture when she and Bill moved out in 2001.

Hillary also now wants to escape responsibility for Bill Clinton's presidency, although she embraced it in 2008. She wants us to forgive her when she nostalgically uses Bill's lingering popularity; after all she is a politician. Just do not bring up slashing welfare, deregulating Wall Street, NAFTA, the Defense of Marriage Act, Don't Ask Don't tell, "Slick Willy", the meaning of "is", and the blue dress.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

One year since Israel’s Gaza massacre and ten years since the launch of the BDS movement | BDSmovement.net

One year since Israel’s Gaza massacre and ten years since the launch of the BDS movement | BDSmovement.netne year since Israel’s Gaza massacre and ten years since the launch of the BDS movement: building the boycott is more important than ever

A statement from the Palestinian BDS National Committee

One year ago today, Israel launched a brutal military attack on the Palestinian population of the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip. More than 2,200 Palestinians were killed, including 551 children, and more than 10,000 people were seriously injured and hundreds of thousands were made homeless, forcibly displaced and trapped inside Gaza. Deliberate attacks on Palestinian civilians of this kind are part and parcel of an Israeli policy that aims to force Palestinians into submission and to thwart the Palestinian people’s exercise of its right to self-determination.

11 Things Other Countries Do Way Better Than America | Alternet

11 Things Other Countries Do Way Better Than America | AlternetAmerica! Land of the free, home of the brave, and the greatest country on the face of the planet, right? A country with seemingly limitless natural resources, and according to many politicians, anointed by God herself to lead the world out of the wilderness and into a bright new age of liberty and justice for all. Too bad the road to that vision is pockmarked with so many potholes, because we haven’t raised enough taxes on people who can afford to pay to fill them.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

​Ghosts of America’s past: Reflections on Independence Day 2015 — RT Op-Edge

​Ghosts of America’s past: Reflections on Independence Day 2015 — RT Op-EdgeIt’s the Fourth of July in America, and gay marriage has just been legalized by a Supreme Court ruling, the Confederate flag is being displayed on public property and Black churches are being set afire.

“If you could separate causes from results, if you could know that Paine, Marx, Jefferson, Lenin were results, not causes, you might survive,” John Steinbeck wrote in “The Grapes of Wrath” (1939).

Meanwhile, the police continue to kill African Americans without accountability. The government has developed flying killer robots that are able to assassinate people from the sky. The National Security Agency is recording the phone calls, emails, and internet activities of millions of US citizens. Beyond American borders, our leaders are psyching us up for bigger confrontations with Russia and China, as US military forces pour into the Pacific.