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Keith Preston

Ralph Nader’s Grand Alliance

Article by Michael Tracy. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— It’s no secret that Ralph Nader has held the Democratic Party establishment in low regard for decades now: the marginally more palatable alternative in an ugly duopoly, he claims, is still quite ugly. But lately Nader’s disdain has reached a new high. “It’s […]

Ralph Nader Hearts Ron Paul, Hails Potential Left-Libertarian Alliance

Article by Matt Welch. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– Michael Tracey, who wrote about restrictive teen-driving laws in the June issue of Reason, catches up with the consumer crusader for The American Conservative: Looking ahead to the 2012 presidential race, one might assume that Nader has little to be cheerful about. Yet […]

Man, 26, charged in plot to bomb Pentagon using model airplane

From CNN. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Model planes used as attack drones? STORY HIGHLIGHTS Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, a U.S. citizen, is charged in plot to bomb Pentagon and Capitol He was allegedly going to use a $6,500 remote-controlled plane laden with explosives He is accused of pledging jihad against the United […]

7-Eleven stores in Taiwan pull Hitler lookalike items

From CNN. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— These items were pulled from 7-Eleven stores in Taiwan after complaints about their resemblance to Adolf Hitler. In Taiwan, 7-Eleven stores have pulled products featuring a cartoon vampire that bears a striking resemblance to Adolf Hitler after receiving complaints from the Israel Economic and Cultural […]

A $64 million runway for no one in Alaska?

From CNN. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— A $64 million runway for no one in Alaska? The route a hovercraft would take between the village of Akutan and the runway on Akun Island. September 28th, 2011 12:56 PM ET   Remember Alaska’s “Bridge to Nowhere,” a $400 million span that was supposed […]

South Florida ICE official arrested on child porn charges

From CNN. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– updated 2:51 PM EST, Wed September 28, 2011 Anthony Mangione faces three charges related to child pornography, the Justice Department says. STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Report: Anthony Mangione will undergo a psychological evaluation NEW: He pleaded not guilty to the charges in federal court Mangione’s indictment […]

Banned in the US: the Film You Won’t See

Article by Stuart Bramhall. ——————————————————————————————————————— Banned in the US   Film Review The War You Don’t See Produced and directed by John Pilger Americans now have the opportunity of seeing John Pilger’s critically acclaimed The War You Don’t See as a free download at The groundbreaking documentary […]

The Nazi Obession: It's Time to Move On

Hear, hear! Article by Simon Jenkins. —————————————————————————————————————————————— What is the matter with us? We seem unable to get the Nazis out of our system. Earlier this summer the curtain rose on Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust at the London Coliseum, and my heart sank. The stage was alive […]

War Pigs

One of the greatest rock tunes ever. The first time I ever heard this when I was a kid, I thought it sounded like some kind of satanic orchestra. And its message is still as relevant as ever.

Jose Padilla and how American justice functions

Article by Jose Padilla. —————————————————————————————————————————————— (updated below – Update II) The story of Jose Padilla, continuing through the events of yesterday, expresses so much of the true nature of the War on Terror and especially America’s justice system.  In 2002, the American citizen was arrested at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, publicly […]

Mearsheimer resists urge to say ‘I told ‘em so’

Article by Kelley Vlahos. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– John Mearsheimer wears his vindication well. The 63-year-old University of Chicago professor and co-author of The Israel Lobby and U.S Foreign Policy (with Harvard Professor Stephen Walt) never said he felt vindicated, per se, but the glint in his eye and that smile […]

U.S. to build new massive prison in Bagram

Article by Glenn Greenwald. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- As the Obama administration announced plans for hundreds of billions of dollars more in domestic budget cuts, it late last week solicited bids for the construction of a massive new prison in Bagram, Afghanistan.  Posted on the aptly named FedBizOps.Gov website which it uses […]

Ahmadinejad: Good, Bad, and Ugly

From Taki’s Mag. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Thursday bore the ripely rotten fruit of a now-yearly autumnal Manhattan ritual—Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke before the United Nations General Assembly, vilifying the West and being vilified by the West in return. He said “hateful” things and in turn was hated for it. […]

Walkout at U.N. as Ahmadinejad speaks

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————– United Nations (CNN) — Delegations from the United States and several European nations walked out of the U.N. General Assembly Thursday during Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech, in which he repeatedly condemned the United States and said some countries use the Holocaust as an “excuse […]

Wings of Death – US Builds Global Drone Base

Watch the video. ————————————————————————————————————————————— Relations between the U.S. and Pakistan have hit a new low, after a top American military chief accused Pakistan’s Intelligence service of supporting a group behind last week’s attack on the American Embassy in Kabul. Islamabad has strongly denied the claims. One of the […]

Kidnap victim files complaint, blasting feds' 'inexcusable' lack of oversight

From CNN. Interesting. Maybe this will start a trend of suing the state every time it fucks up. The shear volume of lawsuits alone should bring the system to a halt. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— A picture of Jaycee Dugard before she was kidnapped sits framed in her stepfather’s home. STORY […]

Capitalists Never Sleep

Article by Stuart Bramhall. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— TPPA Protest in Chicago (Sept 2011) My fifth and final post about the antiglobalization movement – and why it’s more important than ever in 2011. Activists mustn’t be lured into a false sense of security by the collapse of Doha round of WTO […]

Christians Fined for Bible Study

Article by Matthew Heimbach. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Say goodbye to the days when you could have your friends, family, or members of your Church over to your house to read the word of God. A married California couple were fined $300 dollars because their bible study “violates a city zoning […]

Elbowed Out of Spotlight by 9/11, Anti-Globalization Movement Endures

Article by Mark Engler. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Did the attacks of 9/11 end the movement against corporate globalization? A number of reflections written for the ten-year anniversary of the attacks have raised this question. And I think it presents some interesting challenges for those of us who think about social […]

Mechanized Imperialism: The Drone Wars

Article by Justin Raimondo. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- The Obama administration has found a good way to avoid both the domestic political and international fallout that comes of waging constant warfare: let machines do the dirty work. Of course, the Obamaites don’t get the full credit for the discovery – drone  […]

A Tale of Two State-Sponsored Killings

Article by Bill Anderson. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The other night, the State of Georgia killed Troy Davis for the alleged murder of an off-duty police officer. The execution was controversial because a number of witnesses who testified at Davis’ trial later recanted their statements. What was most interesting to me […]

Anarchist Threads in Church History: a primer on Christian anarchism, part 2

From Jesus Radicals. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– Editor’s Note: This is the second of a series offering a primer on Christian Anarchism. For part one, go here. In my previous article, I tried to offer some introductory definitions of “anarchism” and “Christianity”–which are both too complex to define. This, therefore, presents […]

50,000 Years of Nativism Down Under

Article by Steve Sailer. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Nicholas Wade writes in the NYT: A lock of hair, collected by a British anthropologist a century ago, has yielded the first genome of an Australian Aborigine, along with insights into the earliest migration from the ancestral human homeland somewhere in northeast Africa. […]

Democracy in the Workplace

Article by Tomas Rawlins. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— In the West we often accept and defend democratic ideas in politics – but what about in the workplace?  I think its important for us to think about workplaces in the sense of spaces that are democratic or authoritarian, because we tend to spend […]

After Seattle

Article by Stuart Bramhall. ————————————————————————————————————————————————-   G8 protest in Genoa (2001) This is the fourth in a series of posts about the antiglobalization movement. After Seattle, the antiglobalization movement continued to grow by leaps and bounds. Over the next 20 months, large contingents of North American activists followed […]

The Making of Monopoly

Article by David D’Amato. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Google was in the headlines again this week, this time to counter criticisms that the company has achieved “monopoly power” as against competitors, putting consumers at risk. The company’s chairman, Eric Schmidt, was the subject of questioning this week before the Senate Subcommittee […]

Emancipate Yourselves from Mental Slavery

Article by Kevin Carson. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- A reader of one of my previous columns (“Another Stupid Remark from Mitt — But Who’s Counting,” C4SS Sept. 10, 2011 )  published in a local newspaper complained that the Center for a Stateless Society is “a far-left organization that promotes worker radicalism […]

Ann Coulter and the New McCarthyism

From Queer Attack the System. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- See it here. Y’know, I just came out of wasting time with an organization I didn’t know was a Stalinist cult (I won’t get into that) and thinking Ann Coulter was right after all — commies were everywhere and being encouraged by […]

A Legal Lynching

From Rad Geek  People’s Daily. More blood on the System’s hands. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Troy Davis executed. ABC World News (21 September 2011). Troy Davis was executed this evening after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a last-minute stay of execution. Davis died at 11:08 p.m. ET, according to a Georgia […]

At last! The Fascist Threat

Words of wisdom from Alex Cockburn. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– “Instead of the Sermon on the Mount, we are now confronted by well-funded conservative evangelicals promoting a sinister vision of America as a corporate autocracy, with Dominionists as Gauleiters of a totalitarian state religion.” So Lawrence Swaim, Executive Director of the Interfaith Freedom Foundation wrote […]

Court Advances U.S. Torture Victims' Case Against Donald Rumsfeld

Article by Thomas Eddlem. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The Seventh U.S. Court of Appeals ruled August 8 that two American citizens detained and tortured without trial or court hearing by the Bush-era Defense Department may sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. U.S. Navy veteran Donald Vance (left) and fellow American Nathan Ertel […]

Bloody Bankers and Wall Street Killers

Another classic from Murray Rothbard. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- This article is excerpted from Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy, chapter 8, “Rockefeller, Morgan, and War” (1984; 2011). During the 1930s, the Rockefellers pushed hard for war against Japan, which they saw as competing with them vigorously for oil and […]

Pope: 'society increasingly indifferent to religion'

From ABS-CBNNews —————————————————————————————————————————————— BERLIN – Pope Benedict XVI lamented Thursday that society was becoming more detached from religion, as he arrived for his first state visit in his native Germany, itself an increasingly secular country. “We are witnessing a growing indifference to religion in society, which considers the […]

But the Bookshops Shall Be Spared!

Article by Richard Spencer. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- The destruction of books—whether as acts of political censorship, rage, or symbolism—has been a recurring component of social movements in the West for centuries, from the early Christians to the Catholic Counter-Reformers to the Nazis. One could say that book burning has been […]

The Elephant in the Room

Article by David Icke. ———————————————————————————————————————————————   … BUT SEE IT AND YOU’RE ‘RACIST’   Hello all … The political creed of Zionism has big ears and a long trunk and I think it’s time that was pointed out. It also stampedes through our lives at every level and […]

Al Jazeera Deletes Content that Disturb US Government

The Empire tightens its grip. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- September 11, 20111 —“Information Clearing House“– US government keeps talking about its values of democracy, freedom in general and freedom of press. But when it comes to exposing their own crimes or publishing views of the “other side”, freedom of press is […]

California cop pleads not guilty in homeless man's death

Article by Michael Martinez. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Demonstrators hold a moment of silence at a makeshift memorial for Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who died after an altercation with several police officers in Fullerton, California. STORY HIGHLIGHTS A Fullerton police officer pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter The charges against […]

Man Beheads Self in Domestic Dispute

At least we know who’s getting the Darwin Award this year. ———————————————————————————————– Police in Yorktown, Virginia responded to a domestic dispute call around 10:00 a.m. on Thursday that resulted in a man decapitating himself. Yes, that’s right. He decapitated himself.

The Killing of Troy Davis

Article by E. D. Kain. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- Dave Zirin writes: It’s with shock that I report that the George Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday denied clemency for Troy Anthony Davis. [sic] The 42-year-old Davis is now due to be executed tomorrow, Wednesday September 21, at 7 pm. […]

'Hell on earth': Detailed satellite photos show death camps North Korea still deny even exist

Article by Martin Robinson. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- The North Korean government may deny their existence, but photos taken from space have revealed in unprecedented detail the concentration camps that are used imprison more than 200,000 citizens. Men, women and children are forced to work seven days a week as slaves […]