Archive for September, 2011

The price

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Published on Dissident Voice, by Kathleen Wallace Peine, September 6, 2011.

The photo draws your eyes in; it’s that part of the brain that loves the sweet contours of a child’s face … //

… You wonder if the men thought that in this world of retribution, these children would just grow up to kill them anyway.  Is that how one rationalizes this sort of thing? Once a mind has made a snap like that I doubt that it bodes well for anyone who challenges them when they get back to the states. Read the rest of this entry »

Sheehan calls for grassroots revolt against robber class

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Localized, grass-roots democracy only way to combat corrupt, diseased system – Published on Intrepid Report, by Linda Greene, September 6, 2011.

Cindy Sheehan doesn’t sit down and relax very often. The internationally known peace and human rights activist just returned home to California from a two-week trip to Japan and soon afterwards embarked on a bus tour of the Northwest. Read the rest of this entry »

Robert Fisk: For 10 years, we’ve lied to ourselves to avoid asking the one real question

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Published on The Independent, by Robert Fisk, September 3, 2011.

… Why so, I ask myself, after 10 years of war, hundreds of thousands of innocent deaths, lies and hypocrisy and betrayal and sadistic torture by the Americans – our MI5 chaps just heard, understood, maybe looked, of course no touchy-touchy nonsense – and the Taliban? Have we managed to silence ourselves as well as the world with our own fears? Are we still not able to say those three sentences: The 19 murderers of 9/11 claimed they were Muslims. They came from a place called the Middle East. Is there a problem out there? … //  Read the rest of this entry »

Chile’s students strike for free and public education

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Published on rabble.ca, by rabbleTV, Sept. 2, 2011.

In Chile, the average monthly minimum wage is $385, while the average monthly college tuition costs $485. Chilean students have taken over university campuses demanding accessible education for all. Listen online the 5.50 min-video

Link: Deep Politics Forum /Homepage.

Four Heretical Thoughts and More …

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Published on ZNet, by Paul Street, (also on en.wikipedia), September 02, 2011.

… 1. Dismal Democrats Empower the Right:

Still, as I look across the ever more right-tilting landscape of America’s one-and-a-half party system, I can’t escape four basic thoughts that are certain to strike many “liberal” Democrats as unforgivable heresy. Read the rest of this entry »

The Road From Capitalism to Socialism and Why The US is F…

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Published on Howe Street, by blog owner, August 31st, 2011.

It is perhaps the saddest story ever told and it has been told over and over again for millennia.  It is the never-ending urge to dismantle capitalism after it has created great amounts of wealth.

This has been going on since Roman times as can be seen in this quote from Cicero circa 50 B.C.:   Read the rest of this entry »

In America The Rule Of Law Is Vacated

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Bank fraudsters, torturers, and war criminals running free … – Published on Global Research.ca, by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, August 31, 2011.

With bank fraudsters, torturers, and war criminals running free, the US Department of Justice (sic) has nothing better to do than to harass the famous Tennessee guitar manufacturer, Gibson, arrest organic food producers in California and send 12 abusive FBI agents armed with assault rifles to bust down yet another wrong door of yet another innocent family, leaving parents, children, and grandmother traumatized.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nick Beams addresses SEP conferences in Sydney and Melbourne

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Published on World Socialist Web Site WSWS.org, by Nick Beams, August 31, 2011.

Socialist Equality Party (SEP) National Secretary Nick Beams delivered the following report on political and economic crisis facing the working class in Australia and internationally to SEP conferences held in Sydney on August 20-21 and Melbourne on August 27-28. Beams is a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and has written and lectured widely on Marxist political economy.   Read the rest of this entry »