We who live in countries that support NATO, that tolerate this occupation, bear responsibility to hear the tales told by Afghans who are trapped by our war of choice. These tales are part of our history now, and this history isn’t popular in Afghanistan.
It's no surprise. Michael Parenti calls America's High Court its "autocratic branch." It's notoriously pro-business. It's longstanding.
History reinventors support despots. Social democrats are vilified. Crimes of war, against humanity and genocide are sanitized. They're whitewashed. They disappear in plain sight.
"These kinds of informants and undercover police represent a real threat to activists, in no small part because they're committed to manufacturing crime where none exists to terrorize the public and justify their abuses of our right to dissent...This Chicago cop's infiltration of our group raises real questions about police intrusion into protesters' medical histories - and it's a truly despicable example of exploiting people's caregivers as part of the national campaign to criminalize dissent."
What can't go on forever, won't. No one's sure when. Eventually the music stops. When that happens, watch out. Signals provide clues.
By BRUCE E. LEVINE - Counterpunch
In what has become a “psychiatric-pharmaceutical industrial complex,” giant drug companies have corrupted mental health institutions, research, and practice. Most major mental health organizations and institutions from which the general public and doctors receive information are financially interconnected with Big Pharma. This practice needs to be abolished by law.
Killing the romance and deliciousness of eating is not something the EU should be dabbling in, given its poor record on secret and often inscrutable governance.
By Duncan Cameron - May 21, 2013
The capitalists won the B.C. election. Extractive industries make big profits in the province, and have bigger plans for its future...Corporations support the BC Liberals as a form of insurance protecting shareholder privileges. Most of the business and commercial world follows the corporate lead.
The Crisis of Venezuela’s "Bolivarian" Revolution and the Political Independence of the Working Class
By Bill Van Auken - WSWS
...[U]nder conditions in which the Venezuelan working class lacks its own independent mass party, mounting hostility toward the “Bolivarian” government among broad layers of workers and other sections of oppressed found its expression in an increased protest vote for the right.
The UN Declaration makes it clear that the invasion of another state is an illegal act and those who authorize it can, under the law, be brought to account.
We strongly caution radical and protest groups against making unconfirmed accusations that members are informants or infiltrators. Infiltrators are a real threat to our movements, but we believe that a greater threat is succumbing to the paralyzing fear of working under police surveillance.
Guantanamo detention constitutes torture, abuse and ill-treatment. Long-term detention compounds it. Force-feeding increases unconscionable pain and suffering. Doing so violates core rule of law principles.
Permanent war is longstanding policy. America deplores peace. Throughout its history, it's waged war annually at home and/or abroad. Today it does so globally.
By Sue Sturgis - Monday, May 13, 2013
Amount the sequester will cut from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, also known as WIC: $333 million.
By Johannes Stern - 20 May 2013
These events...expose the so-called “war on terror” — the claim that Washington and the EU are fighting Al Qaeda, which served as the justification for US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — as a lie. Imperialism is arming and financing Al Qaeda-linked terrorist groups that commit terrible crimes against the Syrian population, handing over its wealth to the [European Union] and Washington.