A nation with an anesthetized conscience

...Nine-eleven gave Bush the anesthetics to put the nation to sleep, to get the population ready to go under the knife. And while the long protracted botched-surgery seems to keep going on with no end in sight, the anesthesia seems as effective today as it was five years ago, without any indication that it's loosing any strength. How can we tell? ...

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Hillary At Large

...Clinton, along with Schumer, voted to give the reactionaries running our country the green light to shell Iraq. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan offhandedly admitted the attack was illegal. Sure, they broke the law. With Hillary's help. It would be very naïve to think that someone as shrewd as she really believed that Iraq was a threat to us, after the debilitating sanctions decade, fairly constant bombings, and satellite and cyber surveillance. The time to challenge war is before it starts. Millions did...

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Collateral Damage is Murder

...there is probably no term that is more repugnant and immoral than the one that discards the importance of other people's lives are mere collateral damage; especially when their deaths become incidental to the conquest of some military or political objective. As collateral damage, these people suffer the same outcome as fat discarded by a butcher...

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There Must Be No "Day"

...The following essay, There Must be No Day, was written in response to the made for TV movie, The Day After, shown in 1983. It was sent to world leaders and to members of our government. At that time Congressperson Barbara Boxer read it on the floor of the House on Hiroshima Day 1984. With the threat of a new nuclear confrontation looming over us, perhaps it is time to bring it and its warning back to mind...

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Neither the power to act, nor to influence

...Whether there is a parasitic or a symbiotic relationship between the United States and Israel, the bottom line is that the existing alliance is enmeshed in such a way that the fate of one nation is tied to the fate of the other. And that to think for a moment that any group, other than the Israel "lobby," can exert any influence on America's political behavior is like subscribing to the existence of a make-believe world. Yet, Americans prefer to remain in denial...

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