By Kristine Mattis Cynicism and Incoherence I came of age in the 1980s which was, at the time, considered the epitome of pop culture, selfishness, competition, and corporate domination. The “greed is good” line from the movie “Wall Street” – meant as irony by the writer/director – became a motto for America. Indeed, the unbridled [...]
North Africa and the Global Political Awakening, Part 1by Andrew Gavin Marshall Global Research, January 27, 2011 For the first time in human history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive… The resulting global political activism is generating a surge in the quest for personal dignity, cultural respect and economic [...]
Stephen Lendman On April 15, International Solidarity Movement (ISM) members grieved for one of their own, their press release headlining, “Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank unite in mourning of slain activist Vittorio Arrigoni,” saying: “People will gather in Al Manara square in Ramallah and at Al Jundi al Majhull, (Gaza’s) unknown soldier park,” [...]
By Stephen Lendman For years, Helen Caldicott warned it’s coming. In her 1978 book, “Nuclear Madness,” she said: “As a physician, I contend that nuclear technology threatens life on our planet with extinction. If present trends continue, the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink will soon be contaminated with [...]
By Joseph Santolan. Republished from WSWS. Charges of corruption on a massive scale in the Philippine military have erupted during the past three weeks, and become a weapon in the hands of President Benigno Aquino III as he strives to consolidate his hold on power at the expense of his predecessor, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and [...]
By Ramzy Baroud A pervading sense of awe seems to be engulfing Arab societies everywhere. What is underway in the Arab world is greater than simply revolution in a political or economic sense– it is, in fact, shifting the very self-definition of what it means to be Arab, both individually and collectively.
By Jerry Mazza. Republished from Dandelion Salad. It was Abraham Lincoln who followed his Constitutional right to coin a US currency. President Lincoln created US Greenbacks from 1862–1871, printed by the US mint, delivered to the US Treasury to conduct and pay off the Civil War debt. Yet, after his tragic (if not related) assassination, the [...]