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News :: Politics
Obama Security Lax
07 Feb 2008
Just what Bush needs to declare martial law.
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Announcement :: Human Rights
bush admits, "we torture" -- democrats stay silent
07 Feb 2008
The White House publicly acknowledged on Wednesday that President Bush has authorized the use of waterboarding, and that he may do so again in the future. The statements amount to an open admission of criminal activity on the part of the US government.

The acknowledgement from White House deputy spokesman Tony Fratto came a day after testimony from CIA Director Michael Hayden before the Senate Intelligence Committee. For the first time, Hayden officially stated that the Bush administration had used waterboarding on three prisoners in 2002 and 2003.

Waterboarding is a form of torture used since the Spanish Inquisition. It involves pouring water over a prisoner’s head to cause drowning, and has been prosecuted as torture by the United States government in the past. While the Bush administration is now stretching language and credulity to claim that it should not be categorized as torture, the director of national intelligence, Mike McConnell, acknowledged on Wednesday that “taken to its extreme, [the consequences of waterboarding] could be death; you could drown someone.”
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News :: War and Militarism
No to French Military Intervention in Chad!
07 Feb 2008
While the devastating rebel offensive marks time, the French government is showing its teeth. The sending a few days ago of several hundred soldiers to Chad to reinforce the thousand military already in place had been presented as intended to help expatriates (those local agents of imperialism which, it seems, still haven’t been bothered by anybody), the French military authorities said, without laughing, that they observed an attitude of neutrality vis-à-vis the internal affairs of the country. This so-called "neutrality" was reflected, however, by “logistical, medical and intelligence assistance” to the army of Chadian dictator Déby.
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A Cup of Conscience @ Bloc 11 - free film and coffee
07 Feb 2008
Amnesty International and Bloc 11 present "Justice Without Borders" - a new film exploring the global movement seeking accountability for the most grave human rights abuses.
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Review :: Labor
Vivisection of Neoliberalism: Book Review
07 Feb 2008
"There is no such thing as society," said Margaret Thatcher. Society in ther neoliberal picture of the world only exists as a framing condition of the market. "The neoliberral understanding of democracy is marked by skepticism and open hostility." (Ptak)
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News :: Human Rights : International : Media : Organizing : Politics
The case of the CUBAN FIVE, one of the Top 25 Censored Stories of 2006-2007
07 Feb 2008
billboarddesignsmall.jpgThe case of the CUBAN FIVE, one of the Top 25 Censored Stories of 2006-2007 in:
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News :: International
April 13, venezuelan documentary
07 Feb 2008
Venezuela suffered a Coup d'Etat in april 11 of 2002.
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News :: Politics
Clinton, Obama, and the Deceptive Politics of Change
06 Feb 2008
Q. What real social change can progressives expect from Clinton and Obama, both of whom keep promising abundant change? A. About as much as the center of the political spectrum ever provides — trace to nothing.
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Review :: Environment
Global Warming Contrarians Exposed
06 Feb 2008
An extremely informative, in-depth account of four of the major global warming "confusionists" is available free-online.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Politics
Call for a “Zapatista Bloc” to Greet President Calderón in Boston on 2/11
06 Feb 2008
On Monday, February 11th 2008, Mexican President Felipe Calderón will speak at Harvard University's JFK Forum in Cambridge. BAAM is calling on all anarchists, anti-authoritarians, and anti-capitalists to come together for a radical bloc to march on the venue hosting Calderón.
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