Ghosts of War Crimes Past, Present and Future Haunt Retired Politicians

On April 24, 2010, lured to Malaysia and Singapore by a hefty £350,000 speaking fee, Tony Blair, the former prime minister of Britain, carefully hid from protestors armed with slippers to throw at him, as well as from a posse of delegates charged with serving Blair an indictment for war crimes.[1] In March Blair’s lucrative […]

Obama’s Nuclear Policy, the Military-Industrial Complex and Finance Capital

In 1962 I was a high school student in New York City when the Cuban Missile Crisis happened. I used to wake up every morning wondering if this was to be my last day. One day at the height of that crisis, I was sitting in my English Literature class when an ambulance went by […]

DAN ELLSBERG: MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN THE WORLD

By Saul Landau In 2005, teaching a history class to university juniors and seniors, I mentioned the Vietnam War. I noticed glazed looks in the eyes of several students. I asked a young woman born about a decade after that war had ended: “You know when the Vietnam War occurred, right?” She wrinkled her brow, […]

Change, Be Careful What You Wish For…

Change is coming, it is in the papers daily.  Yesterday I saw an ad that took up an entire page.  It showed two pictures of the Himalayas.  One was taken at the turn of the twentieth century and the other was fairly recent.  It showed how almost all the ice is gone.  That ice supplies […]