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Archives from 2014
Bolivians Demand Justice for 2003 Gas War Massacre
BENJAMIN DANGL
Thousands of people marched in El Alto, Bolivia on Friday, October 17th to demand justice for the 2003 massacre of over 60 people during the country’s Gas War under the Gonzalo Sanchez de Loz...
From Israel to ISIS
MURRAY DOBBIN
Powell River, British Columbia. It’s getting difficult to remember a time when the Canadian Parliament actually tried to make principled decisions regarding foreign policy and our place in the community of nations. But we should try. Perhaps a first step...
The Scandal Hidden Inside a State’s Porn Email Scandal
LINN WASHINGTON Jr.
(Part I of II) Obscured by a current scandal involving pornographic emails currently rocking the top reaches of Pennsylvania’s state government, a scandal that has cast a shadow over embattled Pennsylvania Governor and former state’s attorney general Tom Co...
The Continued Public Harassment of Women
LAURA FINLEY
As if enduring the routine cat calls and doing whatever we must to “protect ourselves” against the possibility of being sexually assaulted isn’t enough, now women must also take care that no one surreptitiously takes a photo of our nether regions. It would seem that...
Evaluating the Climate March on its One Month Anniversary
MICHAEL DONNELLY
A month ago today, 300,000 people descended on New York City for the “This Changes Everything” People’s Climate March. While the parade infamously made no demands/no measurable way of gauging success, there is one inconvenient truth that can be measured. In the past...
31 Years After the U.S. Invasion of Grenada
MICKEY Z
As I’m sure everyone knows, we’re fast approaching the 31st anniversary of a truly momentous American victory — a crucial military operation that not only warmed Ronald Raygun’s cold, cold heart but was also ...
Questions for the APA Board Regarding Claims in James Risen’s Book “Pay Any Price”
COALITION FOR AN ETHICAL PSYCHOLOGY
In his new book Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War, James Risen, two-time Pulitzer...
The Descent of Libya
GARIKAI CHENGU
This week marks the three-year anniversary of the Western-backed assassination of Libya’s former president, Muammar Gaddafi, and the fall of one of Africa’s greatest nations. In 1967 Colonel Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations in Africa; however, b...
Fed Stops Stock Slide with Talk of QE Extension
MIKE WHITNEY
Unbelievable. On Wednesday, stocks were hammered after economic data showed that the US and global economies were headed for a major slowdown. By mid-day, the Dow was down 460 points before clawing its way back to minus 173 points. It looked like the market was set...
The Emergency is Not the Islamic State but War
KATHY KELLY
On August 9, 1983, three people dressed as U.S. soldiers saluted their way onto a U.S. military base and climbed a pine tree. The base contained a school training elite Salvadoran and other foreign troops to serve dictatorships back home, with a record of nightmarish brut...
Imperial Gothic
LUCIANA BOHNE
Because the word, “capitalism,” is polysyllabic and, furthermore, because the term invites all sorts of pedantic challenges that harass the progress of discussion, I shall refer to it with the monosyllabic “Thing.” I’ve been tempted by “Grendel,” “Dracula,...
Surveillance Reform Theater
BILL BLUNDEN
Recently 60 Minutes aired a segment where FBI Director James Comey described...
Ebola! Prevention and Responsibility
RALPH NADER
Ebola! Ebola! Ebola! The word is everywhere—the name of the deadly virus from West Africa with a seventy percent fatality rate. A sense of dread and dismay is beginning to spread through our country. Asking vital questions will shed light on how to stop the spread of th...
Nadir of American Liberalism
NORMAN POLLACK
And we thought the cold-blooded planning and execution of armed drone assassination vitiated any claim to moral character, a POTUS swaggering around on Air Force One methodically using drones and air power to destroy civilian targets and, as in the recent attacks on UN sc...
What if Climate Change is Worse Than We Thought?
ROBERT HUNZIKER
It is worse than we thought! New studies about the warming of the planet and the risk of massive release of methane from the Arctic are “worse than we thought.” As it goes, the danger to human existence, i.e., to a nice long life on the planet, is obscur...
Haiti’s Betrayal by Latin America
DADY CHERY
For the 10th year since the forcible removal of elected Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from Haiti, the United Nations has renewed the mandate of an occupying “peacekeeping force” in the country. The unanimous vote about Haiti happened in an October 14, 2014 ...
Shadow Facts About Shadow Government
DAVID SWANSON
Tom Engelhardt keeps churning out great books by collecting his posts from TomDispatch.com. His latest book, ...
Chuck Hagel: Turkey’s Friend in High Places​
Dr. M. KOOHZAD
American Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel  is flying between few South American Capital cities. He gave a lecture about climate change. Since being followed by the mainstream media, he was asked two important questions regarding the ...
The Demise of the San Francisco Bay Guardian
BECKY O'MALLEY
The demise this week of what was left of the San Francisco Bay Guardian came as no surprise to anyone who understands the trend toward corporate concentration which has accelerated in the last three or four decades. The mechanisms go under a variety of names—me...
A Trade Storm is Brewing
MELANIE FOLEY
A Trade Storm Is Brewing At the beginning of the year, we warned you about the upcoming ...
Public School Reform and the Software Tycoons
DUANE CAMPBELL and SETH SANDRONSKY
Does Dan Walters, a columnist for The Sacramento Bee, see that public school...
Ebola, Capitalism and the Idea of Society
ROB URIE
Thomas Duncan didn’t have health insurance when h...
A Secular History of Islam
TARIQ ALI
I never believed in God, not even between the ages of six and ten, when I was an agnostic. This unbelief was instinctive. I was sure there was nothing else out there but space. It could have been my lack of imagination. In the jasmine-scented summer nights, long before mo...
Why You Can Hardly Believe a Word of What You Read About ISIS
WILLIAM BLUM
You can’t believe a word the United States or its mainstream media say about the current conflict involving The Islamic State (ISIS). You can’t believe a word France or the United Kingdom say about ISIS. You can’t believe a word Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Q...
Obama’s “Stupid Shit”
ANDREW LEVINE
Returning from his trip to Asia last April, Barack Obama told reporters aboard Air Force One that the guiding principle of his foreign policy is “don’t do stupid shit.” Really?  Since Day One he has been doing nothing but. Future historians will debat...