(AFP) – US officials back away from July 2011 Afghan withdrawal deadline
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates rejected suggestions Sunday that US forces will move out of Afghanistan in large numbers in July of next year under a deadline set by President Barack Obama.
“That absolutely has not been decided,” Gates said in an interview with Fox News Sunday. Read More Here
(June 21) – Video: The Alex Jones Show Hour 1 – Israeli Operatives
Alex in this short rant breaks down the israeli operatives that work in washington d.c. and in america spread islamic propaganda to further the need for a police state to keep us safe. Part 1 Here – Part 2
(Guardian) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange breaks cover but will avoid America
US desperate to ask hacker what he knows of classified messages about Iraq and Afghanistan wars Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Video: Obama Administration Keeping Blackwater Armed and Dangerous in Afghanistan – Video Link Here
(PressTV) – US wants Pakistan to forgo pipeline deal – Read More Here
(IrishTimes) – Scandal of vulnerable Colombian citizens killed for €1,500 bonus – Read More Here
(AlterNet) – The U.S. War Addiction: Funding Enemies to Maintain Trillion Dollar Racket
Four ways to see the true drivers of current wars around the world. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Iran Executes CIA Operative Abdolmalek Rigi
Sunni militant and prized CIA asset Abdolmalek Rigi went to the gallows on Sunday. The Jundullah leader was hanged in Iran’s Evin prison after being convicted by the Islamic Revolution Court of being a mohareb, or “enemy of Allah.” Rigi’s plane was forced to land by Iranian aircraft in February while on a flight from Dubai to Kyrgyzstan. Other accounts said he had been arrested inside Iran or Pakistan.
“We have clear documents proving that Rigi was in co-operation with American, Israeli and British intelligence services,” Iran’s intelligence minister, Heydar Moslehi, said after Rigi’s capture. Moslehi said Rigi had been in a U.S. military base 24 hours before his arrest and was carrying an Afghan passport supplied by the United States. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Noam Chomsky’s Hypocrisy
“I don’t regard myself as a critic of Israel. I regard myself a supporter of Israel … I think the U.S. should continue to support Israel”.  – Noam Chomsky
The American linguist Noam Chomsky is often described by Western media as “arguably the world’s most influential intellectual today”. To his friends, Chomsky is a “relentless thorn” in U.S.-Israel Zionist policies. But reading between the lines of his repetitive and recycled propaganda, Chomsky is an opportunistic hypocrite. Read More Here
(CSMonitor) – Does Israel suffer from ‘Iranophobia’?
Some Israelis argue that an ‘Iranophobia’ holds unnecessary sway over Israeli thinking about a wide range of problems, from rearming of Hezbollah to the ‘terrorist’ activists aboard the Gaza flotilla. Should Israel see less of a threat in Iran? Read More Here
(AmericanFreePress) – Brussels Tribunal Wants High-Seas Killers Charged
As global awareness of Israeli terrorism continues to grow following the May 31 Mavi Marmara assault, an especially vocal critic is the Belgian-based Brussels Tribunal. On June 6, this writer interviewed a member of its executive committee, Dr. Ian Douglas. His words reflect the gravity of our current situation.
“Israel is seemingly unconcerned about committing murder in front of the eyes of the world,” said Douglas. Commenting specifically on their attack of a humanitarian aid ship in international waters, he said unabashedly: “This is not murder; it is destruction. There is a level of violence here that is sadistic and vengeful.”
Douglas next quoted an outspoken and acclaimed researcher in the field. Read More Here
Video: Bay Area Picket Line Stops Israeli Ship From Unloading
‘Hundreds of demonstrators, gathering at the Port of Oakland before dawn, prevented the unloading of an Israeli cargo ship. The demonstrators, demanding an end to Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, picketed at Berth 58, where a ship from Israel’s Zim shipping line is scheduled to dock later today. The day shift of longshoremen agreed not to cross the picket line.’
(Rense) – Israel Fearful Of An All-Women Aid Flotilla – Read More Here
(JeffGoodall) – Shock and Anger: Some reactions to the Gaza flotilla attack – Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – IS ISRAEL CONNING THE WORLD AGAIN? – Read More Here
(Canada) – Canadian who was on flotilla slams Israeli policy change
“They came attacking us with guns, fully armed commandos in the dead of the night,” said Audeh. “They wanted to scare people and make them not come back. But I think they failed and made people more determined than before.” Read More Here
(Redress) – Cutting through the confusion about Israel/Palestine
Richard Forer, a former member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), exposes the deceitful and dishonest foundations on which support for Israel is built. In a detailed letter, he outlines a path which those interested in justice and genuine peace in the Middle East can take to reach a true understanding of the Palestine-Israel conflict. Read More Here
(PoliticalTheatrics) – Israel Preparing To Repeat The “Marmara” Scenario, Lebanon to Respond – Read More Here
Video: Cutting through Israel’s propaganda war in the US
Four short clips of things Americans never see on TV – Continue reading
See Also: A Warning From Noam Chomsky on the Threat of Elites – Read More Here
(InTheseTimes) – Israel’s violent attack on the Freedom Flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza shocked the world.
Hijacking boats in international waters and killing passengers is, of course, a serious crime.
But the crime is nothing new. For decades, Israel has been hijacking boats between Cyprus and Lebanon and killing or kidnapping passengers, sometimes holding them hostage in Israeli prisons.
Israel assumes that it can commit such crimes with impunity because the United States tolerates them and Europe generally follows the U.S.’s lead. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – Israel has refused to permit Noam Chomsky, the linguist and icon of the American left, to enter the occupied West Bank from Jordan. Some argue that Chomsky, an 81-year-old professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, could pose a risk to Israel. Norman Finkelstein says that Israel has been exposed to the world during the Gaza conflict and now feels threatened. Continue reading
(TomDispatch) – In Washington-Speak, “Palestinian State” Means “Fried Chicken”
The fact that the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on without resolution might appear to be rather strange. For many of the world’s conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement. In this case, it is not only possible, but there is near universal agreement on its basic contours: a two-state settlement along the internationally recognized (pre-June 1967) borders — with “minor and mutual modifications,” to adopt official U.S. terminology before Washington departed from the international community in the mid-1970s. Continue reading
(PoliticalTheatrics) – Noam Chomsky, the leading leftwing intellectual, warned last week that fascism may be coming to the United States.
“I’m just old enough to have heard a number of Hitler’s speeches on the radio,” he said, “and I have a memory of the texture and the tone of the cheering mobs, and I have the dread sense of the dark clouds of fascism gathering” here at home.
(RawStory) – “The United States’ health care system is so dysfunctional it has about twice the health care costs of comparable countries and some of the worst outcomes,” Chomsky told Raw Story. “This bill continues with that.” Continue reading
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Factual Findings narrated by Ross Vachon – Factual and Legal findings narrated by Noam Chomsky – Live Testimonies relevant to the Goldstone Report’s Findings Continue reading
Jan. 21, 2010, will go down as a dark day in the history of U.S. democracy, and its decline.
On that day the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the government may not ban corporations from political spending on elections—a decision that profoundly affects government policy, both domestic and international. Continue reading
“The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” Plato, ancient Greek philosophe
..“The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.” Alex Carey, Australian social scientist
“The most effective way to restrict democracy is to transfer decision-making from the public arena to unaccountable institutions: kings and princes, priestly castes, military juntas, party dictatorships, or modern corporations.” – Noam Chomsky, M.I.T. emeritus Professor of Linguistics
On Tuesday, January 19 (2010), the Obama administration got a kick in the pants from the Massachusetts voters when they filled former Senator Ted Kennedy’s seat by electing a conservative Republican candidate. The essence of their message was: stop dithering and start governing; stop trying to satisfy the bankers and please the editors of Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal, and start caring for the ordinary people. Continue reading
You might like my videos if you like: Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Ralph Nader, Sheldon Rampton, John Stauber, Matt Taibbi, Michael Albert, Bakunin, Proudhon, Amy Goodman, John Pilger, Mike Gravel, Naomi Klein. Continue reading
(Left-Libertarian) – When I originally wrote this essay, I included Fordism as other aspect of the dehumanizing of labor. It was too long so I cut it but you can still see the remnants. Continue reading
Noam Chomsky speaks to BBC’s Francine Stock at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, December 2, 2009
Disgusted Americans who vote for politicians that talk peace yet, once elected, support wars, need to get active in between elections. Just voting every four years won’t hack it. Continue reading
A growing number of Americans and researchers suggest that many corporations in the U.S. contribute to both Democrats and Republicans, so that no matter who wins the election, corporations can still exert their influence in Washington. But, does this line of thought have any merit? As they say, let’s simply “follow the money”. Continue reading
Political activist Noam Chomsky says that although President Obama views the Iraq invasion merely as “a mistake” or “strategic blunder,” it is, in fact, a “major crime” designed to enable America to control the Middle East oil reserves. Continue reading
Recorded October 29, 2009 – Location: Logan Hall, Institute of Education, Bedford Way Continue reading
Noam Chomsky, Bruce Kent, Baroness Jenny Tonge, Naji Haraj , John Pilger, Haifa Zangana and 3,346 other citizens have today on Thursday 22 October 2009 asked the United Nations General Assembly to uphold the United Nations Charter, The Geneva and Hague Conventions, and The Rome Statute of International Criminal Court and to charge Anthony Charles Lynton Blair with War Crimes in connection with the Iraq War of 2003. Continue reading
Every since the Corporations have bought up the media, the very idea of ‘honest journalism’ has been a joke in America. Continue reading
Perhaps I may begin with a few words about the title. There is too much nuance and variety to make such sharp distinctions as theirs-and-ours, them-and-us. And neither I nor anyone can presume to speak for “us.” But I will pretend it is possible. Continue reading
U.S. author, dissident intellectual, and Professor of Linguistics at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology Noam Chomsky met for the first time with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas and analyzed hemispheric politics during a nationally televised forum on Monday. Continue reading
Armed with a new sex scandal that can further damage Republican opponents of the Obama Administration, our media haven’t found much time to cover the U.N. Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis underway at the world organization’s headquarters in New York. But the Obama White House is working hand-in-glove with a Communist Catholic Priest who gave a bizarre speech on Wednesday devoted to saving “Mother Earth” from evil capitalists. Continue reading
Left-wing social critic and political activist Noam Chomsky is not surprised that Americans felt “shock and indignation” when the Bush administration torture memos were released — but he is surprised that anyone would consider them surprising. Continue reading
The US-Israeli attack on Gaza was a savage and brutal war crime. The term US- Israeli is accurate. Israel relied on US weapons, in violation of US, as well as international, law, and the US provided crucial diplomatic and ideological support. Continue reading
(Noam Chomsky) – Historical amnesia is a dangerous social phenomenon because it lays the groundwork for crimes that still lie ahead. Continue reading
Noam Chomsky: The essence of the Obama/Geithner program is not all that different from the Bush/Paulsen programs, and it has been pointed out by plenty of leading specialists. Continue reading
Chomsky: Plan is recycled Bush/Paulson. We need nationalization and steps towards democratization. Continue reading
in the wake of the recent US-Israeli invasion of Gaza. During the murderous assault, Obama remained silent apart from a few platitudes, because, he said, there is only one president – a fact that did not silence him on many other issues. His campaign did, however, repeat his statement that “if missiles were falling where my two daughters sleep, I would do everything in order to stop that.” He was referring to Israeli children, not the hundreds of Palestinian children being butchered by US arms, about whom he could not speak, because there was only one president. Continue reading
In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview, Chomsky discusses the global politics of Iran’s and India’s attempts to become nuclear powers. Continue reading