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Groundhog Day: The Neocon Version
The 1993 movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, strikes a chord when I consider the latest neocons' effort to push the U.S. into attacking Iran or supporting an Israeli attack. Similar to Bill Murray who lived the same day over and over, we are being forced to essentially...
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Castro Warns of Nuclear 'Holocaust'
HAVANA - Ailing Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has issued a dire warning of a nuclear "holocaust" as he mustered enough strength to address the country's parliament for the first time since his health crisis four years ago. The soon-to-be 84 father of the Cuban revolution looked much...
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Moscow Forest Battle Boils Over
It's a punishing summer in Moscow with record highs and poor air quality. The last place you want to be is crammed into a jail cell, passing out repeatedly from the heat and lack of water, but that's exactly where the leader of the grassroots movement to prevent the destruction of the 2,600 acre...
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The bombings killed more than 100 people, making it the deadliest attack for the country this year. News
Pakistan Death Toll Soars above 100
The death toll from Friday's double suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan has risen to at least 102 people, making it the deadliest attack in the country this year. Rescuers dug up bodies from the attack on a government office in the village of Yakaghund overnight, while other victims died of their...
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Will the House Approve Another Year in Afghanistan?
Roiled by the change of military leadership in Afghanistan, the House will vote today on whether to continue the course in Afghanistan for another year If Republicans vote for the $33 billion supplemental appropriation for the troop surge in Afghanistan, as expected, the measure will pass. So will...
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It's Storming in Istanbul
On January 4, 2009, tens of thousands of people gathered in Istanbul's Çağlayan Square to protest Israel's murderous Winter assault on Gaza. Organized by the Saadet (Felicity) Party, a conservative Islamic group with strong societal ties, the demonstration saw people professing solidarity with...
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Rachel Corrie Seized
About 35 miles out from Gaza, the Rachel Corrie was reportedly boarded by the Israeli Navy after having been tracked by Israeli warships and having its equipment jammed. Updates here.
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Naomi Klein: Israel's Carnage At Sea: Shouts Are Not Enough
Around the world, there are protests and vigils against Israel's shocking attack on humanitarian boats headed for Gaza. I attended one in Toronto and delivered this speech :
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The MV Rachel Corrie will carry tons of cement and other materials to Gaza. (Free Gaza) Views
A Force More Powerful
Later this month, ships from all over the world will converge in the Mediterranean and set sail for the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip. This international coalition is called the Freedom Flotilla. The Free Gaza Movement has sailed eight missions to Gaza in the past three years, five of them...
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With Dog on Your Side
This dog has been appearing at street rallies and protests in Greece for nearly two years. He has been spotted amid exploding tear gas canisters, confronting riot police, and from all reports has shown enormous solidarity by always siding with the protesters. The Guardian has an amazing slide show...
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