Tag Archives: U.S. politics

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 […]

The Right Wing and Our Veterans

In one final vile act before adjournment for the elections, Senate Republicans used a point of order to block passage of the Veteran’s Jobs Act, which would have provided a modest $1 billion to give work to the more than one in 10 veterans who are unemployed. This is disgraceful politics. Good Jobs First: No […]

Truthout> How Big Business Has Triumphed in State Legislatures on Civil Liberties, Higher Education and Energy

How Big Business Has Triumphed in State Legislatures on Civil Liberties, Higher Education and Energy Wednesday, 18 July 2012 00:00By Steve Horn and Sarah Blaskey, Truthout | Report (Photo: Judge and gavel via Shutterstock) This report is part 3 of a four-part exclusive series, The Other ALECs Exposed. Assaults on civil liberties, public higher education and the ecosystem have been […]

Truthdigger of the Week: Julian Assange

Truthdigger of the Week: Julian Assange Posted on Jun 22, 2012   truthdig.com Outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, an Assange supporter makes a sign that reads: “Ecuador: Country of Freedom” Few people have so fully devoted their lives to exposing abuses of power as WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange. As the newsstands, Internet columns and blogs have […]

Noam Chomsky> Occupy Points to a “Different Way of Living”

Noam Chomsky> Occupy Points to a “Different Way of Living” Thursday, 26 April 2012 14:11 By John Feffer    Foreign Policy in Focus | Book Review    truthout Noam Chomsky. (Photo: Jean-Baptiste LABRUNE / Flickr) Noam Chomsky is uniquely skilled to provide context to the Occupy movement and encourage its growth into new stages of energetic initiatives. […]

Being Smart about ALEC> Carol Masters

Being Smart about ALEC By Carol Masters  WAMM Newsletter   October 2011 A “Wall Street” street sign is superimposed on the image for the Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development link on ALEC’s web site. What Is ALEC? The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC.org) comprises not only legislators but “members of the private sector who share ALEC’s […]

Will Occupy Wall Street’s Spark Reshape Our Politics? Katrina vaden Heuvel

Will Occupy Wall Street’s Spark Reshape Our Politics? Katrina vanden Heuvel on October 11, 2011 – 2:21pm ET Editor’s Note: Each week we cross-post an excerpt from Katrina vanden Heuvel’s column at the WashingtonPost.com.  When the organizers of Occupy Wall Street first gathered to discuss their plan of action, the strategy that resonated most came […]

OccupyWallStreet> Why the Elites are in Trouble> Chris Hedges

Why the Elites are in Trouble By Chris Hedges   Posted on Oct 9, 2011  TruthDig Ketchup, a petite 22-year-old from Chicago with wavy red hair and glasses with bright red frames, arrived in Zuccotti Park in New York on Sept. 17. She had a tent, a rolling suitcase, 40 dollars’ worth of food, the graphic version of […]

The de-politicisation of political media> Al Jazeera

The de-politicisation of political media  Ted Rall Last Modified: 28 Sep 2011 14:02   Al Jazeera English US political ideologies are converging on the right, but the power of ideas doesn’t matter in this popularity contest. The political pendulum of the US has swung so far to the right that ‘centre-left’ politicians such as Al Gore only […]