Bolivia plot man ‘had no record’, claims the BBC , in exculpatory assertion An Irishman killed by Bolivian police who apparently foiled a plot to kill president Evo Morales had no criminal record, an Irish government minister has said, apparently to deny involvement. But Michael Dwyer’s fellow plotters—two Croatians, a Romanian, and a Hungarian, all [...]
Unemployed truckdriver Jim David Adkisson being led away by police after killing several people at a Unitarian Universalist church in Knoxville, Tenn., on July 28, 2008. Adkisson had written a “manifesto” indicating his profound hatred for liberals, whom he blamed for the state of the nation. The influence of reactionary fundamentalist churches and rabble-rousing rhetoric by rightwing radio and tv personalities is undeniable in this and similar cases.
The Great Poseur: He should have been an actor since everything in him was calculated for effect, down to the patrician rumpleness, denoting a mind supposedly concerned with more serious matters than just attire. He got the last laugh, if you ask us. This article can be found on the web at http://www.thenation.com/doc/19880611/sherrill SQUIRE [...]
It takes audacity, backed up by a whole chorus of fawning psychophants, and the embrace of the system, to claim that selfishness is a virtue. But in America the lady became rich and influential peddling precisely such oxymoronic drivel. Fifty years after it was first published, Ayn Rand’s most influential book offers a vital clue [...]
By Fred Weston and Alan Woods Dateline: Wednesday, 20 February 2008 ON TUESDAY, February 19, Fidel Castro announced he was resigning his position as President of Cuba. This comes 19 months after Castro underwent stomach surgery. In fact he has not been in public since then. The media coverage since Castro announced his retirement has [...]