Category Archives: QUICK TAKES

U.S. Support for War Crimes Investigation of Libya Hinged on Exemption for Americans

By Marian Wang. Republished from ProPublica. In an effort to hold Libya accountable [1] for its violent crackdown on protesters, the U.S. and other members of the United Nations Security Council voted in favor of a resolution [2] asking the International Criminal Court to investigate whether the Libyan government has… Read the rest

Lies and More Lies About Economic Resources

This is a cut from the DemocracyNow! broadcast for March 3, 2011. It covers the ongoing resistance in Wisconsin, and the lies of the RepubliCons. Special feature with David Cay Johnston. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IJ4E5UJabw[/youtube]Did you like this? Share it:… Read the rest

Bradley Manning Hit with New Charges in WikiLeaks Case, Including “Aiding the Enemy”

From DemocracyNow.org March 3, 2011 report Bradley Manning Hit With New Charges in WikiLeaks Case. This is a critical issue that shows the massive hypocrisy of Obama. The attack on taking down WikiLeaks as a watchdog site and using Bradley Manning as an example of what happens to whistleblowers. Twenty-three… Read the rest

True Reason for China’s Appeal to American Industry Even More Shameful Than Low Wages

By Russ Wellen. Republished from FPIF. All too often the mainstream media, whether out of cowardice or lack of curiosity, defaults to a reflexive replication of the meme of the day. They’re apparently oblivious to the maxim — apologies to Socrates — that a meme (a cultural practice or idea)… Read the rest

Fighting the 5 fascisms in Wisconsin & Ohio

By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman. Republished from The Free Press. The escalating confrontations in Wisconsin and Ohio are ultimately about preventing the United States from becoming a full-on fascist state. The stakes could not be higher—or more clear. As defined by its inventor, Benito Mussolini, fascism is “corporate control… Read the rest