Tag Archives: Obama

[Video] Syria 2013: New song by David Rovics

We don’t know who did it, but there has been a war crime So we’ll bomb an Arab country one more time Syria 2013 There’s an uncivil war in Syria, one hundred thousand dead Millions of refugees without a roof over their heads Proxy armies flowing in to a country open wide You got Al-Qaeda […]

[Video] William Blum: The U.S. and World Domination

William Blum, Peacestock 2013 from Bill Sorem Mr. Blum is perhaps the foremost documentarian of U.S. foreign policy ‘mishaps’ in the world. Leaving the State Department in 1967 over his opposition to the Vietnam war, Blum commenced researching and writing a series of ongoing critiques of America’s interventions throughout the world since WWII. In 1999, […]

[Video] Thom Hartmann> Obama: The Era of Bush is Over!

 thomhartmann Published on May 23, 2013 Thom Hartmann comments on President Obama’s speech in which he calls for an end to the policies set in place by President George W. Bush in dealing with terrorism. Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top […]

Glenn Greenwald> The major sea change in media discussions of Obama and civil liberties

The controversies over the IRS and especially the AP phone records appear to have long-lasting effects Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 15 May 2013 10.45 EDT President Barack Obama Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Due to the controversies over the IRS and (especially) the DOJ’s attack on AP’s news gathering process, media outlets have suddenly decided that President Obama […]

Jonathan S. Landay>Obama’s drone war kills ‘others,’ not just al Qaida leaders

“The United States has gone far beyond what the U.S. public – and perhaps even Congress – understands the government has been doing and claiming they have a legal right to do.”  Mary Ellen O’Connell, Notre Dame Law Professor Pakistani soldiers stand guard at the Shamsi Airbase located some 320 kilometers southwest of Quetta in […]

Obama Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

Obama Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order Wednesday, February 13, 2013  Activist Post President Obama bypassed the Congress on Tuesday and signed the much maligned but anticipated cybersecurity executive order. He made the announcement during the State of the Union address, stating: ‘We know hackers steal people’s identities and infiltrate private email. We know foreign countries and […]

Richard Falk> The Gaza Ceasefire: An Early Assessment

The Gaza Ceasefire: An Early Assessment “There exists a revealing gap between the U.S. insistence all along that Israel’s use of force was fully justified because every country has the right to defend itself and the ceasefire text that placed restrictions on future violence as being applicable to both sides. After the ceasefire, the United States […]

Israeli Army Social Media Guru Poses as Obama in Brownface

Israeli Army Social Media Guru Poses as Obama in Brownface By B&B blog team – Thu, 2012-11-22 15:33- Boxes & Briefs  english.al-akhbar.com   Thanks for the Iron Dome, Darkie. You probably thought ‘dome’ meant mosque, Hussein Obama. Lol. For all its high-tech industries and self-promotion as a western-style democracy, Israeli public officials apparently still enjoy forms of entertainment […]

Obama and Human Rights

Obama and Human Rights Published: November 19, 2012 Letter> New York Times Opinion Pages Regarding “A second chance on human rights”: Eric L. Lewis cogently articulates the frustration and dismay of so many of us who had pinned our hopes on Barack Obama in 2008 to champion human rights at home in America. At the same […]

Jeremiah Goulka> The Dogs of War Are Barking

The Urge to Bomb Iran “The public appears to be primed.  A large majority of Americans believe that Iran has an ongoing nuclear weapons program, 71% in 2010 and 84% this March.  Some surveys even indicate that a majority of Americans would support military action to stop Iran from developing nukes.” The Obama administration has engaged in a staggering military build-up in the Persian Gulf and at U.S. and […]

Jay Janson> Syria: NY Times’ Deadly Aim to Fool ALL the People ALL the Time

Syria: NY Times’ Deadly Aim to Fool ALL the People ALL the Time  By Jay Janson   November 2, 2012 A veil of disinformation by Western business controlled media, never possible by any outright State-controlled media, has descended on the world. But with technology is racing toward easy electronic access to  documented history, those employed […]

David Swanson> Drowning on Wall Street and Ending World War II

Drowning on Wall Street and Ending World War II  The Marshall Plan was a plan for domination — smarter and more skillful domination than some other attempts — but still domination.  U.S. capitalist control was the highest purpose.  By David Swanson (about the author)     OpEdNews Op Eds 10/30/2012  Imagine if George W. Bush had stood on the smoking ruins […]

David Swanson> Military Commander Gets Court Order to Protect Himself from Peace Activists

Military Commander Gets Court Order to Protect Himself from Peace Activists If you’re among the tens of millions who have assiduously avoided becoming aware of major news stories, what my friends are protesting will come as a shock: President Obama has developed a program of murder, with drones as the primary weapon, that is unprecedented in size, extent, […]

Glenn Greenwald> Journalism in the Obama age shows the real media bias

Journalism in the Obama age shows the real media bias A new Rolling Stone interview with the president shows subservience to power, not partisan favor, is what drives the press corps. Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk, Friday 26 October 2012 08.37 EDT The Rolling Stone’s Douglas Brinkley, in a screen grab from CNN, speaks about his new interview with […]

Glenn Greenwald> The Remarkable, Unfathomable Ignorance of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The Remarkable, Unfathomable Ignorance of Debbie Wasserman Schultz The Chair of the Democratic National Committee is completely unaware of one of the biggest stories of the Obama years. by Glenn Greenwald  Guardian UK via CommonDreams.org Published on Saturday, October 20, 2012 by the Guardian/UK On 29 May 2012, the New York Times published a remarkable 6,000-word story on its […]

Obama’s Drone Dilemma The killings probably aren’t legal—not that they’ll stop.

Obama’s Drone Dilemma The killings probably aren’t legal—not that they’ll stop. It is curious that there is not a global outcry about the illegality of the wars in Pakistan or Libya, as there was about the illegality of the recent war in Iraq . . . By Eric Posner|Posted Monday, Oct. 8, 2012  Slate.com Pakistani security […]

Ray McGovern> Silence of the Drones

Silence of the Drones The [Stanford/NYU] study cites statistics complied by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the non-profit organization based at City University in London, indicating 474 to 884 civilian deaths since 2004, including 176 children. The Bureau, a non-profit organization based at City University in London, has eyewitness sources on the ground in Pakistan. […]

Tom Engelhardt> Forget Mitt Romney: The Real Show is Obama vs. the World

Forget Mitt Romney: The Real Show is Obama vs. the World Back in 2004, Egyptian diplomat Amr Moussa warned the Bush administration that its invasion of Iraq had opened “the gates of hell.”  Of course, Washington paid him no heed.  He was neither an autocrat nor a soldier, but the secretary-general of the meaningless Arab League, so […]

Tomgram: John Feffer, The Dumbing Down of American Foreign Policy

Tomgram: John Feffer, The Dumbing Down of American Foreign Policy Posted by John Feffer  September 6, 2012  TomDispatch.com Think back to the election of 2008. Do you remember how one candidate had it easy?  He had eight years of abject failure to run against.  Eight years that included the launching of two dismal wars, the creation of […]

Alexander Reed Kelly> Privacy by Design

Privacy by Design By Alexander Reed Kelly   July 24, 2012    truthdig.com Furryscaly (CC BY-SA 2.0) NEW YORK—Nicholas Merrill wants to change the world. So he tells me over rice and beans at Lupe’s East LA Kitchen in Soho, roughly a dozen blocks from where the World Trade Center once stood. He is perfectly serious. At 39 […]