picture of the faces of the military coup in Ecuador: General Guillermo Durán, commander of the Ecuadorian Army side-by-side with Alfredo Poveda, head of the Ecuadorian Navy During the early 1970’s, Richard Helms, at the time Director of the CIA, along with Desmond FitzGerald, then the CIA’s Director of Plans under Helms, worked with David […]
Some things never change; one of them is the divide and conquer strategy; the favorite tactic of the capitalist ruling class. So much could be written that has and although the figures cited below are now much, much worse — with prison populations of over 2.2 million and unemployment and racism ravaging communities in ways unbeknownst […]
by Mitchel Cohen Two decades ago, the garbage barge, the Khian Sea, with no place in the U.S. willing to accept its garbage, left the territorial waters of the United States and began circling the oceans in search of a country willing to accept its cargo: 14,000 tons of toxic incinerator ash. First it went […]
An excerpt from the recently published book The Mother of All Battles: The Endless U.S.-Iraq War by Malcom Lagauche: In December 2003, we all saw the photos of a disheveled Saddam Hussein after he was pulled out of a “spider hole” in a town near Tikrit. The administration laughed and the U.S. public made jokes about […]
Reflective citizens need to ask what the celebration of Veterans Day is really about. If we are no longer celebrating the cause of peace, and instead are celebrating the military, what exactly are we celebrating?
Pretend to be surprised! http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/world/asia/28intel.html I want to skip right to my favorite part: “The CIA’s practices also suggest the United States is not doing everything in its power to stamp out the lucrative Afghan drug trade, a major source of revenue for the Taliban, the Times said.” This is the punch line. Hilarious, brilliant […]