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Commentary :: Politics
John McCain Surge Accomplished and The Internet is our Enemy
08 Feb 2008
Truth is stranger than fiction.
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Commentary :: Human Rights : Politics
Tocata y fuga por muerte política
08 Feb 2008
El bueno de Rajoy se ha dedicado–en su papel de jefe de la Oposición–, a decir “no” a todo lo propuesto por el Gobierno del PSOE. Una postura cómoda e inoperante. Además ha paseado la bandera española por todo el territorio español: ya la conocíamos, y además la respetamos.

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News :: Environment
Maryland hospital now mum on extent of bacterial infection from Iraq war
08 Feb 2008
On the hospital ship, Comfort, in the Persian Gulf, evacuated Iraqi civilians die from bacterial infections resistant to antibiotics. Soon, the bacteria appears in injured U.S. soldiers all along the evacuation route from field hospitals in Iraq and Kuwait to the Landstahl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Environment
Greenpeace promotes privatization, blows off birds
08 Feb 2008
Modified: 07:52:43 AM
Environmental & political activists have struggled against the corporate privatization of the commons for years. It's a sad testament when groups like Greenpeace and others find themselves promoting capitalist moneymaking schemes that reduce the commons to an industrial sacrifice zone
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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 2/8/08 Listen Globally!
07 Feb 2008
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
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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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LOCAL Announcement :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics : Race : War and Militarism
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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