Robert H. King: End 41 Years of Cruel and Inhuman Solitary Confinement for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3
Below is a new statement, just released by Robert H. King urging people to support Amnesty International's newly-launched campaign supporting Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3.
When politicians conspire with bankers, ordinary people suffer most. Cypriot crisis conditions continue. One bad plan follows others.
Why Noam Chomsky Is the Subject of Relentless Attacks by Corporate Media and Establishment "Intellectuals"
By Glenn Greenwald - March 23, 2013
Nobody has been subjected to...vapid discrediting techniques more than Noam Chomsky...[W]hat is so striking is that virtually every mainstream profile or discussion of him at some point inevitably recites the same set of personality and stylistic attacks designed to malign his advocacy without having to do the work to engage the substance of his claims. Notably, these attacks come most frequently and viciously from establishment liberal venues...
By ASHLEY SMITH - March 22-24, 2013
The dominant explanations for why the resistance forces grew are simply wrong...[T]he truth is that the Iraqi people, like any other oppressed people in history, from colonial America under the English king to Vietnam in the 1960s, were going to rise up against occupation...[The] plan to occupy and transform Iraq into a servile state actually sharpened the Iraqi resistances.
Post-9/11, America declared war on Islam. Muslims became public enemy number one. They're stereotypically portrayed as culturally inferior, dirty, lecherous, untrustworthy, religiously fanatical and violent.
By Andrea Bauer - March 23, 2013
Radical attorney Lynne Stewart has many friends and fans. But the U.S. government is not one of them, and now it seems ready to turn the 73-year-old’s prison sentence into a death sentence, by denying her the medical care she needs to defeat a spreading cancer.
Rhetoric doesn't reflect policy. What matters most is what Obama means, not what he says. His agenda affirms one-sided Israeli support. He spurns Palestinian rights. He's done so throughout his tenure.
By Jordan Shilton and Chris Marsden - 23 March 2013
Cyprus’ fate illustrates how the European Union imposes the dictatorship of the global speculators, banks and corporations on the working class. The EU yesterday continued to demand massive austerity in Cyprus to raise €6 billion ($7.8 billion) in return for a €10 billion bank bailout.
By Jeff Lincoln - WSWS
A report released in early February by the Open Society Justice Initiative titled Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition establishes that the Central Intelligence Agency, acting under the direction of the highest levels of the US government, has utilized a global network of secret prisons, foreign intelligence agents, and interrogation and torture centers to send detainees to without any legal protections.
It assures continued support. It endorses hardline extremism. It affirms occupation harshness. It lets Israel do what it pleases. America's special relationship does more harm than good. It's wrongheaded. Israel is more strategic liability than asset. So are other regional allies.
James “Buddy” Caldwell, attorney general of the state of Louisiana, has released a statement saying unequivocally that Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, the two still-imprisoned members of the Angola 3, “have never been held in solitary confinement while in the Louisiana penal system.” In fact, Wallace, now 71, and Woodfox, 66, have been in solitary for nearly 41 years.
"I Don’t Want a Dyke in this School:" Teachers and Students Called 16-Year-Old Girl "Freak," "Alien" and "He-She"
By Alyssa Figueroa - March 22, 2013
Within the first three days of enrolling in Magnolia Junior High School in Mississippi, Destin Holmes, a 16-year-old lesbian, said that teachers called her a “he” instead of “she” which Holmes requested...But that was just the beginning.
It's an open secret. Throughout Chavez's tenure, America supported opposition candidates. Quasi-government agencies did so. They're at it again now.
By Bill Van Auken - 22 March 2013
In a speech delivered in Jerusalem on Thursday, US President Barack Obama identified US interests unconditionally with Israel while reiterating war threats against both Syria and Iran...Both the Israeli press and Palestinian analysts described Obama’s address...as the most enthusiastic embrace of the ideology of Zionism by any president in US history. One Israeli newspaper urged Obama to emigrate to Israel and run for office.
By Gerry Caplan - March 18, 2013
It is a phenomenon rarely noted that virtually every left-wing government since the Second World War, almost all of them elected, has faced vicious, sometimes violent, obstruction by its enemies both internal and foreign. Many were overthrown...Not surprisingly, the histories of all such governments have, for better or worse, been deeply influenced by such hostile interventions.
NYT's attempts to set the record straight are duplicitous. They come too late to matter.
By HARRY BROWNE - Counterpunch
...Bono’s “inner nerd” really needs to meet my outer skeptic, because in fact his optimistic message about the trajectory of poverty eradication, and the reasons for it, is a flimsy tissue of truths, half-truths and statistics, conveniently skewed to suggest that he and his Western partners in Africa (governments, corporations, foundations) have been doing a great job entirely.