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Tomgram: David Vine, A Permanent Infrastructure for Permanent War

The Bases of War in the Middle East From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 Years of Building Bases and Sowing Disaster By David Vine   TomDispatch.com   November 13, 2014 An anti-war protest in 2010. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/cc/flickr) Common Dreams Introduction by Nick Nurse  In a September address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack More

American Unexceptionalism: Blackwater

The Blackwater scandal shows the U.S. isn’t immune from behaviors we abhor in others. By William Saletan  Slate.com  June 30, 2014 Blackwater was founded 17 years ago by Erik Prince, a former Navy SEAL. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Two years ago, in a speech to the Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Coalition, Mitt Romney accused President Obama of More

Karma Of Dissent: An Interview With Ann Wright

"Here's somebody that's spent a lot of years of her life in the military and the diplomatic corps and is now willing to speak about peace and challenge the rationale that America needs to have war in order to be the dominant power in the world." By Ann Wright (about the author)  opednews.com  June 5, 2014 In late More

▶ Amy Goodman: “The Most Important Journalist You’ve Never Heard Of”: Remembering William Worthy

[youtube=http://youtu.be/F1rQPktqLYM] By Amy Goodman Video Interview  May 20, 2014   truthout.org Originally appeared in Democracy Now! We spend the hour remembering the pioneering journalist William Worthy, who died earlier this month at the age of 92. During the height of the Cold War, Worthy defied the U.S. government by reporting from the Soviet Union, Cuba, China, Iran, North Vietnam More

▶ Amy Goodman: "The Most Important Journalist You've Never Heard Of": Remembering William Worthy

[youtube=http://youtu.be/F1rQPktqLYM] By Amy Goodman Video Interview  May 20, 2014   truthout.org Originally appeared in Democracy Now! We spend the hour remembering the pioneering journalist William Worthy, who died earlier this month at the age of 92. During the height of the Cold War, Worthy defied the U.S. government by reporting from the Soviet Union, Cuba, China, Iran, North Vietnam More

Oil Industry Conjures Illusion of Public Support for KXL Using ALEC Politicians

ALEC Pushes State Resolutions as Oil Industry Ghostwrites Opinion Pieces for Legislators Posted by NICK SURGEY  PRWatch.org  March 12, 2014    Millions of U.S. citizens have voiced their opposition to the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline in recent months, with more than 2 million publiccomments opposing the project hand delivered to the State Department last week. At the same More

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