Torture Report

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Aug 212014
 

Thoughts On Torture The recent revelations came as no surprise. Now we know with certainty that the United States tortured people. What are the repercussions? The Senate Team spent five years researching and putting the CIA torture report together. Apparently, it is quite thorough. What now? Knowing this puts us in quite a bind. We can’t simply [Read More…]

May 122012
 

By Naomi Klein  Posted at Our World Report with the kind permission of The Nation. Cochabamba, Bolivia   It was 11 am and Evo Morales had turned a football stadium into a giant classroom, marshaling an array of props: paper plates, plastic cups, disposable raincoats, handcrafted gourds, wooden plates and multicolored ponchos. All came into [Read More…]

Mar 232012
 

In this video interview on Democracy Now, Eve Ensler reads her piece: Over It. Ms Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues has done much to advance woman's issues. She's involved with The City Of Joy in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is currently working/promoting a project called One Billion Rising. The number one billion [Read More…]

Dec 302011
 

Our two party system does not allow much of a choice. Corporatists all. How could it be otherwise, the money required to out compete a status quo candidate is an insurmountable obstacle (the last I read, 94% of winning candidates spent the most). It is predicted that each presidential candidate will spend around $1 billion [Read More…]

A Call To Action

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Nov 132011
 
A Call To Action

During the Viet Nam war there were basically 3 things that pretty much all left leaning progressives and ultimately a broader swath of the population could agree on as key issues. They were: ending the war, civil rights, and to stop the use of nuclear (mostly) as weapons & (secondarily) as a source of power. [Read More…]

Sep 062011
 
Vandana Shiva: Understanding the Corporate Takeover

Vandana Shiva is a remarkable individual. She is so articulate about the problems caused by the corporate takeover around the world that the issues become clear. In this video she talks with Laura Flanders of Grit TV about a range of issues such as Monsanto’s despicable activities that result in the loss of biodiversity of [Read More…]