By Kristine Mattis [Photo: Given Jolie’s widely recognized beauty, the self-mutilation implicit in her double mastectomy shook the public with extra force.] The world exploded with praise and awe when actress Angelina Jolie announced – via op-ed in The New York Times – that she had undergone double-mastectomy as a preventative measure after discovering that [...]
By Ramzy Baroud It is an event “of cosmic proportions”, said one Palestinian academic, a befitting description regarding Stephen Hawking’s decision to boycott an Israeli academic conference slated for next June. It was also a decisive moral call which was communicated on May 8 by Cambridge University, where Hawking is a professor.
By Jeffrey Kaye. Republished from The Public Record Nearly a year ago, I asked If Obama Withdrew the Yoo, Bradbury Torture Memos, What Government Opinion Now Covers The AFM and Appendix M? The question has direct relevance today, because the Army Field Manual on interrogation (FM 2-22.3) and its Appendix M governs current interrogation policy [...]
By Gary Corseri [Photo: Robinson Jeffers.] My “bridge over troubled water” is Literature and the Arts. But, these days, with the exception of a few cherished authors and websites, I am apt to get more sustenance from re-reading the Classics—even 20th Century Classics–than from reading the frothy outpourings of identity-poets and lauded, establishmentarian shills. A [...]
By Thomas Gaist. Originally published at WSWS.org. Calls for a war with Syria mounted yesterday, despite mass popular opposition to war in the United States, amid reports that US-backed Islamist opposition forces fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have suffered serious reverses.
By Ramzy Baroud [Photo: Garment worker Mohammad Altab moans to rescuers for help while trapped between concrete slabs and next to two corpses. (Photo: AP Video Image)] As they spoke to a BBC correspondent in their run-down room which they call home in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a man sobbed as his 12-year-old daughter sat close to [...]
Review by Gary Corseri. A review of “America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy” by William Blum (Zed Books, London/New York, 2013.) [Graphic from Iran Review] In activist-author-publisher William Blum’s new book, America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy, he tells the story of how he got his 15 minutes of fame back in 2006. Osama bin Laden had released an [...]