By Saul Landau The Syrian conflict continued to boil — or boil over — when Syrian troops fired across the Turkish border on April 9, apparently killing either fleeing refugees or armed combatants. Then the UN team entered and began monitoring a shaky ceasefire – shaky because the Syrian National Council in exile and their […]
This is from ZNet: The interim International Organization for a Participatory Society (IOPS) was launched in 2012 with the aim of propelling activism for winning a new world. IOPS is structured as a bottom-up, international organization, based on self-managing interconnected national branches and local chapters. Currently, IOPS is in an interim stage, and by joining […]
Saul Landau How to evaluate events in Syria and what to do? Syria borders on Turkey (north), Iraq (east), the Mediterranean (west), Lebanon (south and west), Israel (Golan Heights) and Jordan (south). Unlike the “humanitarian” intervention in Libya — now edging toward chaos — outside fiddling with Syrian destiny will have great costs Syria’s strategic […]
From Ken Knabb and the Bureau of Public Secrets THE AWAKENING IN AMERICA (Analysis of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement) http://www.bopsecrets.org/recent/awakening.htm “A radical situation is a collective awakening. . . . In such situations people become much more open to new perspectives, readier to question previous assumptions, quicker to see through the usual cons. . […]
The recent article I found regarding the New York Stock exchanged Washington Post Company came out of Bangalore, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka . It was published on February 23rd, 2011 and was carried by Forexyard.com, the on-line trading network. The Washington Post, as you will read, would never carry such an […]
At a time when this country’s needs cry out for leaders, we get roosters. They strut around, spouting off nonsense, acting like teenagers who think they know it all, when in reality they haven’t got a clue. Elected by a supposed majority of the people voting, they claim to have a mandate. Except that, of […]
A willing public fights in defense of billionaires who are helping themselves to their - to our - hard-earned money. How has this happened? How has the public turned on itself, avidly supporting policies that tilt the “free market” against them?