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The Iran Trap
The failure by Barack Obama to chart another course in the Middle East, to defy the Israel lobby and to denounce the Bush administration's inexorable march toward a conflict with Iran is a failure to challenge the collective insanity that has gripped the political leadership in the United States...
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Collateral Damage
What It Really Means When America Goes to War
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The Corporate State and the Subversion of Democracy
Note: Chris Hedges gave this keynote address on Wednesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. in Furman University's Younts Conference Center. The address was part of the protests by faculty and students over the South Carolina college's decision to invite George W. Bush to give the May 31 commencement address. When...
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1968, 2008: 'Wars Don't Die'
Survivors of Catonsville Nine mark anniversary with a protest
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Let's Ignore the Sideshow and Stand Up for the Children of War
Liberal Senator Romeo Dallaire's clumsily expressed comments before the parliamentary subcommittee on human rights were regrettable, but not for the reason many people have suggested. Testifying about the trial of Canadian Omar Khadr before a military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Dallaire...
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McCain's Noble Cause
It took nearly three years, and it came from a Presidential wannabe rather than President Bush, but Cindy Sheehan finally got an answer to her question: "What is the noble cause?" It's oil. Senator McCain, speaking at a campaign stop, said, "I will have an energy policy ...which will eliminate our...
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The Way to Peace Can Be Paved With Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Negotiation
Peace activists are often accused of being naíve dreamers when it comes to dealing with conflict or dangerous enemies. So what is the alternative? Usually it's to fight fire with fire (i.e., revenge and retaliation). The very nature of peacemaking, however, is not to fight but rather to confront "...
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Cheney, Torture and the Chance to Restore the Rule of Law
The Constitution of the United States is absolutely clear when it comes to matters of torture. Amendment 8 specifically states that,"Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." Acts of torture are by definition and common...
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New Roadblocks Delay Tribunals at Guantánamo
Guantánamo, Cuba - When military officials announced war crimes charges against six detainees for the Sept. 11 attacks two months ago, the move was part of an effort to accelerate the Bush administration's sluggish military commission system, which has yet to hold a single trial. But the Sept. 11...
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The Truth About the 9/11 'Truth Movement'
I found myself once again singing at an anti-war rally two weeks ago, and once again being confronted by a red-faced white man with an ominous hand-written sign reading, "9/11 was a lie." Most of the crowd was filing off for the post-rally march, aside from a few of my loyal fans who were sticking...
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