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The Age of Disaster Capitalism
The following is excerpted from Naomi Klein's recently published book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism : As George Bush and his cabinet took up their posts in January 2001, the need for new sources of growth for US corporations was an urgent matter. With the tech bubble now...
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The Carnage in Iraq—Past, Present, and Future
The headline of an August 22, 2007, article in the New York Times reads, "Citing Vietnam, Bush Warns of Carnage if U.S. Leaves Iraq." Readers with live brain cells must be stunned by such a warning. What, exactly, does President Bush imagine is happening every day in Iraq now? Does he envision...
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U.S. Cuba Policy Not Improved Under Democrats
"Experience keeps a dear school," said Benjamin Franklin, "but fools will learn in no other." But if someone who will learn only from painful experience is a fool, what do you call someone who won't learn from painful experience? Answer: a supporter of our policy toward Cuba. For nearly half a...
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Guantánamo Man's Family Release 'Torture' Dossier
· Relatives of UK resident publicise allegations · Family of Libyan national release detailed dossier
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India's First Woman President Vows Fight for Women, Unborn Girls
NEW DELHI - India's first woman president was sworn into office Wednesday and promised to fight for the rights of women and an end to the widespread practice of aborting female fetuses. Pratibha Patil, 72, also said the country's hundreds of millions of poor should reap the benefit of India's...
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All's Trouble on The Central Front
The few declassified tea leaves from the brewing pot of the National Intelligence Estimate, released last week, are being studied for justifications and denunciations by both sides in the national debate about Iraq. Frances Townsend, Homeland Security adviser, told reporters that both President...
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On July 17th, The White House quietly announced an Executive Order entitled "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq." Among other developments, it gives Bush the power to "block" the property of people in the US found to "pose a significant risk of committing" an act of violence which might undermine "political reform in Iraq." Views
Under the Radar: Ten Warning Signs for Today
1. Protest war, lose your property? On July 17th, The White House quietly announced an Executive Order entitled "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq." Among other developments, it gives Bush the power to "block" the property of people in the US found to "...
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Iraq, The Vets' View: A Reckless Minority of Troops Has Declared War On All Iraqis.
After four years of war, most Americans still remain sheltered from the day-to-day realities of the occupation of Iraq, especially its effects on Iraqis. With reporter Laila Al-Arian, I spent the last few months interviewing 50 combat veterans, and in thousands of pages of transcripts, they told a...
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Israel-Lebanon: Groups Call for Action on 'War Crimes'
UNITED NATIONS -- Allegations of unpunished war crimes and a general lack of accountability still plague Israeli-Lebanese relations one year after the Israel-Hezbollah war erupted, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch charged in separate statements Thursday. The conflict erupted last July...
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The Other War: Iraq Vets Bear Witness
Over the past several months The Nation has interviewed fifty combat veterans of the Iraq War from around the United States in an effort to investigate the effects of the four-year-old occupation on average Iraqi civilians. These combat veterans, some of whom bear deep emotional and physical scars...
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