Monthly Archives: August 2007

Patriotism

Manifest destiny Complacency Arbitrary constructs Controlled conducts Ducks in a row Canoeing down the mainstream Stuck in a dream C.R.E.A.M. Cash Rules Everybody Around Me! Flagging me down with the star spangled banner, I recall scanners, Head explosions Erosion of … Continue reading

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The Return To Torture: The Case Of The San Francisco 8

On September 17, 2001—in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks—then Attorney General John Ashcroft created the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council. The goal of this organization is to vigorously disrupt potential terrorist activities in the United States and prosecute any … Continue reading

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Every Cook Can Govern: The First U.S. Social Forum

When I mentioned to my friends that I was attending the first United States Social Forum (USSF) in late June, I got one common response—a blank stare. These are people who consider themselves liberal, progressive, radical, leftist or at least … Continue reading

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ACLU Defends IMC Reporter/Police Chief Responds

As reported in the June/July issue of the Public I newspaper, I was kicked out of a press conference held by Champaign Police Chief R.T. Finney on June 8, 2007, the day after three of his officers were shot in … Continue reading

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Post-Cold War U.S. Geo-Strategy in the Middle East

Back in the summer of 2006, while the Israeli army was incessantly bombing Lebanon back to the Stone Age, the U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, comforted us all by calling the death and destruction being inflicted upon Lebanon “the … Continue reading

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U.S. Government’s Anti-Democratic Media Operations

Robert McChesney’s and Mike Weisbrot’s article on the Venezuelan government’s lifting of the license of RCTV and the outcry in the U.S. over its being a violation of the freedom of the press needs to be situated in the context … Continue reading

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