GET SERIOUS ABOUT SYRIA

By Saul Landau The Syrian conflict continued to boil — or boil over — when Syrian troops fired across the Turkish border on April 9, apparently killing either fleeing refugees or armed combatants. Then the UN team entered and began monitoring a shaky ceasefire – shaky because the Syrian National Council in exile and their […]

A Full Length Documentary About Green Anarchism

END:CIV Resist or Die 2011, directed by Franklin Lopez Free (Creative Commons) download at: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/end-civ-resist-or-die/ Film Review END:CIV, according to the promo, “examines our culture’s systemic addiction to violence and environmental exploitation.” The title is drawn from Pac Man, an arcade came that first came out in 1980. In one of the world’s first video […]

Mass Murder in Kandahar: Tip of the Iceberg in Afghanistan; Warning for US Society

As an adult, Staff Sergeant Roger Bales – the accused butcher of 16 Afghan men, women and children – never was a very nice person. He only joined the US military after he was caught having bilked a retired couple out of their life savings. He has been accused of hit-and-run driving and assault on […]

THE SYRIAN DILEMMA

Saul Landau How to evaluate events in Syria and what to do? Syria borders on Turkey (north), Iraq (east), the Mediterranean (west), Lebanon (south and west), Israel (Golan Heights) and Jordan (south). Unlike the “humanitarian” intervention in Libya — now edging toward chaos  — outside fiddling with Syrian destiny will have great costs Syria’s strategic […]

Libya and the Masculinity of War: Whose Victory?

Libyan rebels have established their National Transitional Council.  Without women.  No surprise considering the parades of victorious men driven by the blinding macho of their rebellion against Gadhafi who continue to shoot off their guns in celebration. The rebels make their victory indistinguishable from their fighting. With significant proportion of arms  from NATO forces who […]

Michael Vick’s America: Redemption of the Pawns

Michael Vick has signed a $100 million contract to play for the Philadelphia Eagles over the next six years. Coming on the heels of a lengthy prison sentence and status as a third-string quarterback for the Eagles just a season ago, this mega-contract is part of, according to Ashley Fox at ESPN, “an amazing, redemptive […]

NATO’s War on Libya is a Progaganda Fest

By Peter Phillips Cynthia Mckinney is on a Truth Tour describing the corporate media lies regarding NATO’s intervention in Libya. The British are bragging about their special forces leading the rebels. Several thousands NATO airstrikes have taken place. And the western oil companies are lining up for their share of the spoils. Imperialism continues under […]

Laughable It Is…

NPR spent about 15 minutes on whether there is spill over of violence from Mexico in the drug wars.  22 murders, 5 kidnappings among others, you tell me.  So what?  The “what” means that the “War on Drugs” is not working.  Given the appetite for drugs in this country, the ideas that someone is bringing […]

Burning Fear, Pushing Changes Spanish 15M Makes People Rise Up Against Euro Pact

By Concha Mateos   (Madrid June 20, 2011) Two burning Sundays in a row. We were thousands in the camps in May. We are hundred of thousands in the streets in June. The last silent shout in AcampadaSol (downtown Madrid) was on June 12th. One week later, the 15M movement has taken out to the […]

Libya: The After Dinar Mint

  Under the War Powers Resolution of 1973, the President of the United States may order troops into combat for 60 days without seeking congressional approval. On May 20,  2011, 60 days after the attacks on Libya began, Obama sent a letter to Congress stating that while he would like them to support the U.S. […]