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Commentary :: Politics
Amy Goodman Interviews Gore Vidal
28 Jan 2005
GORE VIDAL: I don't see much future for the United States, and I put it on economic grounds. Forget moral grounds. We're far beyond any known morality, and we are embarked upon a kind of war against the rest of the world. I think that the thing that will save us, and it will probably come pretty fast, when they start monkeying around with Social Security, that will cause unrest. Meanwhile, the costs of the wars the cost of rebuilding the cities immediately after we knock them down
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Announcement :: Politics
Bushism RSS Launched
28 Jan 2005
A new Bushism RSS channel & blog was just launched promising to bring one new Bush quote a day! Start your day with a good laugh from the Capital.
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News :: International
Photos : THE CHILDREN OF IRAQ - A Must See
28 Jan 2005
I have no words....
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Announcement :: Human Rights : International
Haiti Solidarity Week: February 20 – 28
28 Jan 2005
As Haiti heads into its second year after a violent coup d'etat deposed democratically-elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide, and in the wake of several natural disasters and as violence continues unchecked, solidarity with the people of Haiti is more important than ever.
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News :: Technology
Fuel Air Explosives (A Quick Introduction)
28 Jan 2005
Just like nuclear warheads, but with no damaging effects on the environment like radiation, fuel air explosives are, it seems, already being used by the US military. As I understand it, they incinerate the air within a space, and are designed for "penetration"-- that is, they can punch cleanly through walls and then explode. This excerpted article printed in Armada International (a defense industry magazine) last year is a real eye-opener for activists opposing the current war in Iraq/ the whole damn Middle East.
Note the distancing of the author from the destruction these thermobaric weapons cause-- the euphemisms like "sort them out" to mean "kill them" and icily technical jargon. Defense industry specialists like Mr. Biass (what an ironic name!) clearly are not your friend.
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Announcement :: International
24 sign letter to Move On re DNC for troops out now
28 Jan 2005
Modified: 06:47:12 AM
We want "Move On" to tell the Democratic National Committee: "Call for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq or Move On will organize a mass exodus from the Party and organize a third party registration drive, starting next month."
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Commentary :: Human Rights
How to use Fear to Make Trillions of Dollars from War
28 Jan 2005
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Commentary :: Media
Bush's secret journalistic payroll keeps getting longer
28 Jan 2005
Word that the Bush administration has been paying journalistic shills to pimp for its programs tells us something about the state of the media, but also about those programs: they don’t stand up to genuine scrutiny and need paid propaganda to sell them to the public.
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News :: Politics
Anti-war ex-soldier refuses to fight for US imperialism
27 Jan 2005
Back Door Draft tries to prevent part time soldier from finishing his contract and forces him to go AWOL.
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News :: Organizing
The Crusade for God and Global Conquest
27 Jan 2005
“America, in this young century, proclaims liberty throughout all the world, and to all the inhabitants thereof.”

—George W. Bush, second inaugural speech

“You think you know...but you have no idea...just what Bush has in store world...our future!”

—Opening lines of the RCP’s statement
"The Battle for the Future Will Be Fought from Here Forward!"

George W. Bush swaggered to the podium of his inauguration and said he would put before "every ruler and every nation" a choice over whether to embrace his vision of "freedom." (Kinda like how the Godfather makes you an "offer you can’t refuse.")

And he said he was proclaiming the "calling of our times"—which means (quite literally!) that Bush believes his god has spoken to him and has assigned the U.S. and its soldiers a divine mission. It was a vision of a global American crusade.

And we use this word "crusade" quite literally. The last time Christian fundamentalists ruled, it was called the Dark Ages. The theocratic leaders of those times announced "crusades"—wars under the sign of the cross to conquer the strategic crossroads of their world. The Crusaders invaded the Middle East in eight waves from 1095 until 1270.

In Bush’s call for this modern-day crusade, a Christian messianic madness has been fused with calculated geopolitics of U.S. capitalism.
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