Massacres and PTSD

By Saul Landau Western media has focused attention on Sgt. Robert Bales’ background. He allegedly murdered 16 Afghan civilians, 9 of them children, near Kandahar. After the bloodbath, Bales returned to his base and confessed. The media delved into Bales’ childhood, his marriage, and even his role on the high school football team. Reporters underlined […]

PICTURE PRESIDENT GINGRICH

By Saul Landau The world’s people face transcendent issues: climate change (tornadoes, tsunamis,droughts, hurricanes), seemingly endless wars in Asia and Africa, mass uprisings,growing world hunger – and the ever present nuclear (weapons and power) threat. Given those overwhelming issues one would expect leaders to arise, wise and far-sightedmen and women who would articulate and then […]

The 15M Movement Burst Into The Politicians´ Agenda In Europe There Is Always A Plan B, Usually Behind The Capitalist Media Agenda

By Concha Mateos Madrid- June 29, 2011 They say ´No´, we say ´Yes´. Greece had to decide. But, what Greece? The Parliament, the lawmakers, the government, the street, Syntagma Square… what Greece? The corporate media language uses to talk about Greece as if it has a single will, an unique and uniform one. But it […]

Burning Fear, Pushing Changes Spanish 15M Makes People Rise Up Against Euro Pact

By Concha Mateos   (Madrid June 20, 2011) Two burning Sundays in a row. We were thousands in the camps in May. We are hundred of thousands in the streets in June. The last silent shout in AcampadaSol (downtown Madrid) was on June 12th. One week later, the 15M movement has taken out to the […]

Spanish 15M goes out of Puerta del Sol: An ethical revolution spread its wings

By Concha Mateos The camp in the Puerta del Sol (Spanish for Gate of the Sun) will be taken down next Sunday June 12. On Wednesday June 7 after five hours debate the Assambly of Sol decided on the continuity of ‘acampadasol’ as it is known in the web. It took ten days make the […]

A response to Michael Collins "Revolutions Know No Color"

A response to Michael Collins “Revolutions Know No Color” Mr. Collins is absolutely correct in stating that “revolutions know no color” — indigenous revolutions that is. However, in referring to the Egyptian protests, Mr. Collins appears to confuse ‘revolution’ - a ‘fundamental change in the balance of power’, with protests and covert operations and coups. […]

THE RHETORIC-REALITY GULF

“We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.” General Omar Bradley, November 10, 1948 “We are a nation at war, […]

Wachovia Bank and Wells Fargo: Drug laundermats to the world

Wachova Bank: Drug Financer to the World According top Bloomberg, June 29, 2010: “Just before sunset on April 10, 2006, a DC-9 jet landed at the international airport in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, 500 miles east of Mexico City. As soldiers on the ground approached the plane, the crew tried to shoo […]

Protest On the Oakland Docks

On Sunday, June 20, a successful protest against Israel was held on the docks of the Port of Oakland, California. Some 800 community and labor activists showed up at the time that a Zin (Israeli) Line ship was supposed to dock and be unloaded. The dock workers are organized into the International Longshoremen and Warehousemen’s […]