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US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation : How Much Military Ai End the Occupation US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Get Our Emails Optional Member Code Home Search The “Right Thing” in Iraq? Fox News recently reported that 58% of U.S. residents believe that the U.S. “did the right thing” in going to war in Iraq. This reflects the fact that most have been persuaded that combat is over, the troops having succeeding in toppling a dictator and establishing a democracy. I don’t know how accurate the statistic is, but my gut feeling is that it’s probably pretty accurate.

Profiles of Right Wing Organizations | People For the American W Right Wing organizations come in all shapes and sizes, from think tanks to legal groups, local and national lobbying organizations, foundations and media forums. At any given moment, the Right is at work in our public school systems, courthouses, in Congress and state assemblies. At the same time, right-wing groups are reaching huge audiences through media outlets they own or influence — promoting regressive policies that seek to drive wedges between and among Americans. These often single-issue groups have the ability to create multi-issue networks that can respond on a wide range of issues. People For the American Way Foundation's library has files on over 800 groups and almost 300 individuals documenting their activities and providing information about their efforts to reshape society.

Bill Would Give Justice Department Power to Shutter Piracy Sites Worldwide | Threat Level Lawmakers introduced legislation Monday that would let the Justice Department seek U.S. court orders against piracy websites anywhere in the world, and shut them down through the sites’ domain registration. The bipartisan legislation, dubbed the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, (.pdf) amounts to the Holy Grail of intellectual-property enforcement. The recording industry and movie studios have been clamoring for such a capability since the George W. Bush administration. “Israel” Rejects International Investigation but Cannot Hide its by Jeff Darcy By Yusuf Fernandez, Al Manar It was no surprise that the Israeli government rejected an international and independent inquiry about its assault and massacre of humanitarian activists -eight Turkish and one American- aboard the ship Mavi Marmara on May 31. With support of an increasingly discredited Obama Administration, Israel is doing its best -including fake promises of an “easing” of the Gaza blockade- to persuade the international community to forget the UN Security Council´s call for “a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation conforming to international standards”.

Jon Stewart plans D.C. rally - PATRICK GAVIN | POLITICO CLICK For weeks, "Comedy Central"'s Jon Stewart has been teasing a "big announcement," and he finally revealed it Thursday night: In response to the political spectrum's extremes, Stewart will spearhead a rally in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 30. The event, called "The Rally To Restore Sanity," (or as he later called it, a "Million Moderate March"), aims to bring together those turned off by political shenanigans on both the right and the left. On the right, Stewart rejected those who question Obama's citizenship and patriotism and, on the left, he knocked those who called President George W. Bush a war criminal. Stewart's "Comedy Central" colleague, Stephen Colbert, is also set to appear, killing two birds with one stone: There have already been a grassroots movements underway to encourage Colbert to stage a Washington, D.C. event of his own in the wake of Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally in August.

Fighting talk: The new propaganda - Robert Fisk, Commentators - But I am doing the Israelis an injustice. Their lexicon, and that of the White House – most of the time – and our reporters' lexicon, is the same. Yes, let's be fair to the Israelis. How To Spot A Whitewash In Army’s Death-Squad Inquiry | Danger Room According to Army investigators at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State, soldiers in the 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment of what’s now the 2nd Stryker Brigade hunted and killed Afghan civilians for sport. If this gruesome tale turns out to be true, then it means American soldiers in Afghanistan became something we associate with the worst of all war crimes, something that we’d like to believe simply doesn’t exist among our troops: a death squad. A small group of soldiers in the platoon, report the Washington Post and the Army Times before it, hatched a plot to target Afghan civilians for death. Three alleged murders occurred between January and May in Kandahar at the hands of the self-described “Kill Team” headed by a staff sergeant in the platoon who apparently boasted of getting away with abuse in Iraq.

Blackwater Snags $120 Million Contract In Afghanistan | TPMMuckr Whether or not Erik Prince is fleeing America for the United Arab Emirates, his military contracting company continues to thrive on lucrative government contracts. The latest: the Obama Administration has awarded Xe, formerly known as Blackwater, with a $120 million contract to provide security for U.S. consulates in Afghanistan. The contract could last as long as 18 months. The contract, which was awarded by the State Department to Xe's U.S. Tony Blair's Journey: Questions Before Charge of War Crimes in International Court By David Halpin Your 'Journey' has been long on miles but absent of humanity, reason and law. 'It can only get better'. Could it have got any worse? Your vapour trails have left millions weeping. One million of those are widows in Iraq, at least 1.2 million humans with their Allah, five million orphans and four million refugees. We will leave out the blood and the mayhem you have left in Afghanistan, Somalia and the Yemen.

Articles & Essays The Future of Europe: An Interview with George Soros George Soros and Gregor Peter Schmitz | New York Review of Books | March 21, 2014 Parts of the following interview with George Soros by the Spiegel correspondent Gregor Peter Schmitz appear in their book, The Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival?, just published by PublicAffairs. Gregor Peter Schmitz: The conflict in Crimea and Ukraine has changed the shape It is Time to Stand Up for the European Union

With 2012 Plans in Limbo, Palin Steps Into Kingmaker Role | PBS NewsHour | Sept. 20, 2010 JEFFREY BROWN: And now to politics. Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been rallying her supporters to help Republican candidates across the country this year. Judy Woodruff checks in on Palin’s latest political moves and what they may tell us about her future. JUDY WOODRUFF: While a debate simmers on over whether Sarah Palin’s presence in this year’s Republican primaries have helped or hurt the party, there can be no doubt she has played a pivotal role in shaping the 2010 GOP field. Palin’s clout was on display just last week, as two of her preferred U.S.

72% of GOP Voters Say Republicans In Congress Out of Touch With 72% of GOP Voters Say Republicans In Congress Out of Touch With Their Base Email this ShareThis Sign up for free daily updates Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Right-wing media attack Michelle Obama for fighting childhood obesity Conservative media figures are attacking Michelle Obama over her efforts to encourage healthy eating and reduce childhood obesity, baselessly claiming that Americans "will be reported" or be "jail[ed]" for eating french fries. Fox News figures attack Michelle Obama's efforts to reduce childhood obesity Beck fearmongers that philosophy behind offering children healthy food choices will lead to riots, imprisonment, and global government.