From Wounded Knee To Libya: A Century Of Military Interventions. Above: Mass burial at Wounded Knee in South Dakota.
Manifest Destiny that justified the slaughter of indigenous peoples, has turned into American exceptionalism which justifies US military interventions and slaughters around the world. The following is a partial list of U.S. military interventions from 1890 to 2011. The list and briefing are also available as a powerpoint presentation. This guide does not include: Among sources used, beside news reports, are the Congressional Record (23 June 1969), 180 Landings by the U.S.
Versions of this list have been published on Zmag.org, Neravt.com, and numerous other websites. Translations of list: Spanish French Turkish Italian Chinese Greek Russian Czech Tamil Portuguese Quotes in Christian Science Monitor and The Independent Turkish newspaper urges that the United States be listed in Guinness Book of World Records as the Country with the Most Foreign Interventions.
The Secret Back Story to Russia and Ukraine that Americans Never Learned In School. Preface: We believe that Soviet communism was an abomination.
Stalin was certainly a tyrant: he killed countless political enemies or threw them into insane asylums. We also have littler tolerance foruseful idiots who defend communism as a force for good. In short, we hate Soviet era communism. 59 More Slang Phrases From The 1920s We Should Start Using Again. I learned a couple things from the response to my article on slang phrases from the 1920s.
Number first: The Roaring Twenties really did have the coolest vernacular ever. However, I also found out that the internet loves the 1920s as much as I do – except for the overt racism, ban on alcohol and regressive gender politics, of course. In terms of vocab, the 20s got all of us beat. For all you 20s junkies, here are 59 more great slang phrases from the decade that keeps on giving. Let’s bring this shit back. The Bell Island Phenomenon. +2 more posted on Jan, 5 2014 @ 03:50 PM This is an old but interesting series of events that took started December 2 1978 covered an area over 1000km apart.
The People's Sanctions. Anti-Apartheid protest in South Africa.
(Photo: Paul Weinberg / Wikimedia)How Nelson Mandela and ordinary citizens from all over the world strong-armed corporations, changed US foreign policy and ended apartheid in South Africa. The Truth About Thanksgiving: Brainwashing of the American History Textbook. Those who are indigenous to this land we call “The United States of America” have been long misrepresented and pushed out of American history textbooks in favor of glorifying those who now rule this nation and represent the dominant culture.
What kind of democracy are we when education institutions and teachers refuse to mention the fact that 10 to 30 million Natives were killed at the hands of European invasion and colonialism? Photos de George X Lampkin - George X Lampkin. On the take and loving it. From WikiLeaks Academic recipients of the U.S. intelligence budget.
By Julian Assange (email@example.com - Advisory Board) Date. PRISONERS OF PROFIT: Private Prison Empire Rises Despite Startling Record Of Juvenile Abuse. Christian Black Codes of 1724. The Christian Black Codes of 1724, were initiated during reconstruction after the Civil war to control blacks after they were emancipated.
Passed by Southern States, instead of giving blacks the same rights as white people, the codes limited the blacks freedom severely. US sanctions Rwanda, others over child soldiers. The United States has moved to halt its military aid to Rwanda because of the country’s support for M23, a rebel group believed to use child soldiers in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo, the State Department said.
But some countries with child soldiers in their own militaries were exempt from the sanctions, and human rights activists say this sends a mixed message. The action on Rwanda is part of U.S. sanctions targeting the use of child soldiers that also apply to the Central African Republic, Myanmar, Sudan and Syria, the State Department said Thursday. It was not immediately clear whether those nations receive U.S. military assistance. "Our goal is to work with countries who have been listed to ensure that any involvement in child soldiers — any involvement in the recruitment of child soldiers — stop," said U.S.
Council on Foreign Relations Chart. Council on Foreign Relations Chart. US Complicity in 'Some of the Most Gruesome Chemical Weapons Attacks' Revealed. As the U.S. and its allies weigh the possibility of military intervention in Syria over the use of chemical weapons, new reporting by Foreign Policy reveals details of how the U.S. helped Iraq launch multiple chemical weapons attacks during the Iran-Iraq war.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein greets Donald Rumsfeld, then special envoy of President Ronald Reagan, in Baghdad on December 20, 1983. The magazine reports that formerly unnoticed documents in the National Archives in addition to information obtained in interviews with former intelligence officials "are tantamount to an official American admission of complicity in some of the most gruesome chemical weapons attacks ever launched. " On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry railed against chemical weapons he said were used in Syria. A Journalist Went Near Mount Rushmore To Take Some Photos. What He Found Changed His Life Forever. NSA Rejecting Every FOIA Request Made by U.S. Citizens. Clayton Seymour, a 36-year-old IT specialist from Hilliard, Ohio, recently sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the NSA, curious as to whether any data about him was being collected.
What he received in response made his blood boil. “I am a generally law abiding citizen with nothing I can think of that would require monitoring,” Seymour wrote to me, “but I wanted to know if I was having data collected about me and if so, what.” Depleted uranium used by US forces blamed for birth defects and cancer in Iraq. LEAKED NORTH KOREAN DOCUMENTARY ‘EXPOSES WESTERN PROPAGANDA’ (AND IT’S SCARY HOW TRUE IT IS) Sabine is a YouTube user who, during a visit to family living in South Korea in April of this year, was given a DVD by a man and a woman claiming to be North Korean “defectors”, and was asked to translate the film so it could be posted on the internet and reach a wider audience. How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power. George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.
The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism. His business dealings, which continued until his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy. On This Independence Day, America Needs to Walk Like An Egyptian, Because They’re Doing It Better. | WTF Op-Ed | Baran Hines There's too much whining and deflection of responsibility in America.
Many people's actions are not conducive to the change they wish to see in the world and America at large. At least the people who are trying to change things are making an effort, which is better than the throngs of apathetic majority of the American public. THE 18 MOST SUPPRESSED INVENTIONS. Perhaps the most notorious suppressed invention is the General Motors EV1, subject of the 2006 documentary, Who Killed the Electric Car? The EV1 was the world’s first mass-produced electric car, with 800 of them up for lease from GM in the late ’90s. GM ended the EV1 line in 1999, stating that consumers weren’t happy with the limited driving range of the car’s batteries, making it unprofitable to continue production. Many skeptics, however, believe GM killed the EV1 under pressure from oil companies, who stand to lose the most if high-efficiency vehicles conquer the market.
Why the United States Must Come to Terms With Iran. Gareth Porter interviews veteran US officials about why US policy towards Iran needs to change. Kent State. Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq: Amazon.ca: Stephen Kinzer. South Carolina State Stand Unmatched by Any Made on a Field. Leonard Pitts: Race is the stupidest idea in history - Leonard Pitts Jr. Al-Qaida monitored U.S. negotiations with Taliban over oil pipeline. A 1998 memo written by al-Qaida military chief Mohammed Atef reveals that Osama bin Laden’s group had detailed knowledge of negotiations that were taking place between Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban and American government and business leaders over plans for a U.S. oil and gas pipeline across that Central Asian country.
The war on Mali: What you should know. R. CrossTalk on Mali: Target Islam? The New Untouchables Are Wall Street Executives, Despite Evidence Many Likely Criminally Violated Sarbanes-Oxley Act. On January 22, Frontline airs a program asking why the executives on Wall Street who oversaw the economic meltdown in 2007 have remain unprosecuted. According to a Frontline release, "In 'The Untouchables,' premiering Jan. 22, 2013, at 10 P.M. on PBS (check local listings), FRONTLINE producer and correspondent Martin Smith investigates why the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has failed to act on credible evidence that Wall Street knowingly packaged and sold toxic mortgage loans to investors, loans that brought the U.S. and world economies to the brink of collapse.
" Frontline asks "asks Lanny Breuer, assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s Criminal Division, about his failure to criminally indict Wall Street executives.
 Oliver Stone Corrects American History. Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States. Tulsa race riot. The Tulsa Race Riot was a large-scale, racially motivated conflict on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in which whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It resulted in the Greenwood District, also known as 'the Black Wall Street' and the wealthiest black community in the United States, being burned to the ground. During the 16 hours of the assault, more than 800 blacks were admitted to local white hospitals with injuries (the black hospital was burned down), and police arrested and detained more than 6,000 black Greenwood residents at three local facilities, in part for their protection. An estimated 10,000 blacks were left homeless, and 35 city blocks composed of 1,256 residences were destroyed by fire.
Wilmington Insurrection of 1898. Tracking the Secret War on Iran. Timeline: US-Iran ties. A chronology of key events: 1953 US and British intelligence services engineer a coup in which Iranian military officers depose Prime Minister Muhammad Mussadeq, a leading exponent of nationalising the oil industry. 1979 16 January - US-backed Shah of Iran forced to leave the country after widespread demonstrations and strikes. 1979 1 February - Islamic religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini returns from exile and takes effective power.
US-Iran relations since 1979: timeline. November 1979 Iranian students seize 63 hostages at the US embassy in Tehran. Washington severs diplomatic ties and imposes sanctions against Iran. Iran won't retaliate for nuclear scientist killings. US Officials Confirm Israel’s Role in Iranian Assassinations. Mossad Caught Running MEK Assassinations of Iranian Scientists. Mossad Caught Running MEK Assassinations of Iranian Scientists. New York Times Special Report: The C.I.A. in Iran. Web.mit.edu/mitir/2009/online/us-iran-2.pdf. History of U.S. Intervention in Iran - 1953 Until Present. Iran profile - timeline. The Moment the US Ended Iran’s Brief Experiment in Democracy.
US Recognizes Maldives Government That Ousted Democratically Elected Nasheed. 53-Cover%20&%20Historian%20note-New. Congress endorsing military detention, a new AUMF. Guantanamo by the Numbers. Breaking ’08 Pledge, Leaked Trade Doc Shows Obama Wants to Help Corporations Avoid Regulations. Newly Leaked TPP Investment Chapter Contains Special Rights for Corporations. Man whose WMD lies led to 100,000 deaths confesses all - World Politics - World.