On February 6, Obama chose Jewell as new Interior Secretary. She'll be low key and soft spoken. She'll conceal official policy. Whatever Big Oil wants it gets. Jewell's their Washington representative.
The Angola 3 case may help change the arbitrary and sometimes abusive use of solitary confinement.
Since taking office, Obama headed America toward full-blown tyranny. He enforces Bush administration police state laws. He added more of his own. He governs like a tinpot despot.
By Martha Rosenberg - February 2, 2013
Why does the suicide rate among military personnel continue to climb--even among those who never saw combat?...One in six service members was on a psychoactive drug in 2010 and "many troops are taking more than one kind, mixing several pills in daily 'cocktails' for example, an anti-depressant with an anti-psychotic to prevent nightmares, plus an anti-epileptic to reduce headaches--despite minimal clinical research testing such combinations..."
In May 2009, Obama prioritized cybersecurity. He called cyber-threats "one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation."
February 5th, 2013 - Dissident Voice
At least 54 countries including Syria, Iran, Sweden, Iceland, and UK offered CIA “covert support” to detain, transport, interrogate and torture suspects in the years following the 9/11 attacks, according to a new report.
By Bryan Dyne - 5 February 2013
In addition to penning workers behind barricades and blocking them from mounting effective picket lines at bus yards, New York City cops have come to the direct aid of strike-breakers...“[New York Mayor] Bloomberg wants to be in charge of everything...He’s even got the cops fixing broken-down buses to scab on the mechanics.”
Phantom numbers conceal dire conditions. Reports are manipulated to distort reality. Last year's data overstated about half a million jobs.
She was Washington's 67th Secretary of State. She served from January 21, 2009 - February 1, 2013. She's arguably America's worst.
“War is the father of all things” (Heraclitus) – and also of women’s liberation. Its reality in the 21st century has endowed us with its latest stage (for now). After the fairer sex has already refuted all the prejudices about female inhibitions in the prisons of Abu Graibh in the most illustrative way, it is only logical that the US Army has opened the way for them to conquer other male domains.
After four decades of solitary confinement in the nation’s most populated maximum-security prison — and one of its most historically brutal — a member of the internationally known “Angola 3” has reasonable cause to expect that he will soon be released, his attorneys and supporters say. The request to set free Albert Woodfox, 65, is being heard by the same federal judge who in 2008 ordered that Woodfox be released, a ruling that Louisiana prosecutors successfully appealed and blocked.
By Laura Delano - January 29, 2013
My parents did what millions of American parents have been taught to do: they saw how much emotional pain I was in, and they sought “help” for me in the “mental health” system. They had no idea that my entrance into a psychiatrist’s office as a young teenager would end up stripping me of my health, my hope, and my sense of Self...[I]ndeed, as the result of being “shielded from harm” by the “mental health” system, I experienced more harm than I could have ever imagined for myself.
By Fred Mazelis - 2 February 2013
A school bus driver in rural Alabama gave his life this past week to defend schoolchildren on his bus. When a gunman boarded the bus in Dale County, Alabama on Tuesday and demanded two children, Charles Pollard Jr. refused and was shot dead...The gunman, Jimmy Lee Dykes, described by neighbors as a paranoid survivalist, grabbed a five-year-old boy at random. As of Friday, he continued to hold the child hostage in an underground bunker on his property in Midland City, Alabama.
By Edward S. Herman - Z Magazine
When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama gravely and indignantly warned Syria that its use of chemical weapons would be “totally unacceptable”...and the Western establishment repeat this without comment, one marvels at the mind-boggling hypocrisy. After all, the United States has been the champion user of chemical weapons in modern times, has opposed international agreements to curb their use, and now regularly employs depleted uranium in its wars...The U.S. use of Agent Orange on a massive scale in the Vietnam War is well-known, as is its deployment of white phosphorus munitions in Iraq.
By Lucy Parsons - Znet
I am an anarchist. I suppose you came here...to see what a real, live anarchist looked like. I suppose some of you expected to see me with a bomb in one hand and a flaming torch in the other, but are disappointed in seeing neither...What do anarchists mean when they speak of anarchy? Webster gives the term two definitions[:] chaos and the state of being without political rule. We cling to the latter definition. Our enemies hold that we believe only in the former.