On Tuesday December 8th, noted linguist and anarchist Noam Chomsky spoke at Boston University's Jacob Sleeper Auditorium. The subject of his talk was "Obama, the Middle East and the Prospects for Peace." The event was promoted by the BU School of Education and Axis of Hope Center for International Conflict Prevention.
Freedom of the press is a constitutional right Americans hold dear. For many it is perceived as a liberty every person should have the freedom to express and is a facet and symbol of our culture itself. Often referred to as the fourth branch of government or the fourth estate most people believe journalists rights to go on the record with what they know to be protected by law. Most Americans simply take for granted journalists are sources of independent information and believe they express the first amendment when many of us feel we can't.
The reforms that Barack Obama is proposing will not change the US' abysmal healthcare system because those who profit from it have been able to buy protection from the lawmakers.. The Golden Age of the welfare state began after the Second World War.
Is China's surging economy sustainable? How corrupt is the Chinese Communist government? What is really inside Chinese society, finance, politics and international relations? Get great ideas from provocative commentator Zhibin Gu of World Association of International Studies at Stanford University.
This commentary seeks to provide the historical and political contexts for the barbaric massacre of 57 civilians last Nov 23 by the Ampatuan warlord clan in Maguindanao, Philippines. Arroyo's declaration of martial law portends a whitewashing of all evidence demonstrating the Arroyo-Ampatuan complicity in one of the most heinous crimes against humanity. Supported by Washington with over $30 million tax dollars annually, the Arroyo regime is rehearsing its illegal extension of its corrupt, fascist rule, with over a thousand victims of extra-judicial killings, abductions, tortures by the military and policy,all under the aegis of the US war of terror.