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"Whatever we want to do with you"

by Mark Dow

[ june 04 ]

The 'bad apples' in Abu Graib bear a startling likeness to US Immigration's contract jailers...

It's not just the emperor who is naked, but the whole empire

by Robert Jensen

[ june 04 ]

"While Bush bears primary responsibility for the Iraq War, he couldn't have done it without the help of some Democrats (such as Kerry, who voted for it) and the inaction of others (such as Pelosi, who voted against the war but expended no political capital to mount a serious campaign to stop it)."

Questioning American hegemony

by Stephen Gardner

[ june 04 ]

"Even a relatively cursory look at American economic strength and American military power shows that, at the very least, there are question marks over the reality of American hegemony."

Biddu: The struggle against the wall

by Tanya Reinhart

[ may 04 ]

"Since Israel is still, officially, a democracy, it is not permissible for the army to be the body that determines the limits of the freedom to protest."

Can we trust the military to protect our rights?

by David R Dow

[ may 04 ]

"One thing we have learned over the past half century is that we should be skeptical to the point of disbelief when the government insists that national security demands an intrusion on our freedoms."

The Governator's new broom

by Jason Leopold

[ may 04 ]

Schwarzenegger's aides refuse to identify the people who helped him draft California's energy plan, but consumer groups have been swept aside

Two steps back...

by Greg Barns

[ april 04 ]

Aborigines, who are less healthy and worse educated than Australia's white population, can now watch their health, education and welfare programmes being destroyed.

Put up or shut up

by Michael Burns

[ april 04 ]

"That democracy is secondary to the demands of US foreign policy is not a benign academic observation. It's an increasingly immediate problem for the practice of democracy at home."

Hoist with her own petard

by Jason Leopold

[ april 04 ]

A trawl through the archives shows that Rice never spoke about al Qa'ida or Osama Bin Laden before 9/11.

Pile-on

by Michael Burns

[ april 04 ]

"The case of Valerie Plame is more than a historical footnote or an instance of extraordinary vindictiveness; it is a microcosm of the battle between the White House and the CIA for control of intelligence which was an open secret in the run-up to the war."