Friday, September 28, 2007

Bush, Ahmadinejad and Authoritarianism

By Nat Parry
September 28, 2007

As usual, any legitimate points Ahmadinejad may have made were lost or drowned out in the uproar over his more controversial remarks.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hillary Prods Bush to Go After Iran

By Robert Parry
September 28, 2007

So let me see if I’ve got this right: Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for the presidential nomination, is demanding that George W. Bush take a more belligerent posture toward Iran.

In her view – and that of 75 other members of the U.S. Senate – President Bush hasn’t been aggressive or hasty enough in designating a large part of the Iranian military, the Revolutionary Guards, as an international terrorist organization.

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Bush, Oil -- and Moral Bankruptcy

By Ray McGovern
September 27, 2007

On Sept. 23, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski warned pointedly:

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Daniel Ellsberg: 'A Coup Has Occurred'

By Daniel Ellsberg
September 26, 2007 (from a speech delivered September 20, 2007)

If there’s another 9/11 under this regime … it means that they switch on full extent all the apparatus of a police state that has been patiently constructed, largely secretly at first but eventually leaked out and known and accepted by the Democratic people in Congress, by the Republicans and so forth.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Bush to World: Up Is Down

By Robert Parry
September 25, 2007

George W. Bush – who asserts his unlimited personal authority to kill, kidnap, torture and spy on anyone of his choosing anywhere in the world – opened his annual speech to the United Nations by hailing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The U.S. President pushed the envelope of the world’s credulity even further by citing the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of 1948 as justification for his “war on terror” and his draconian policies for eliminating “terrorists” or other threats to world order with little or no due process.

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#1 Censored Story of 2008

Neck Deep co-author Robert Parry is being recognized this year by Sonoma State University's Project Censored for his reporting on the elimination of habeas corpus rights for those that George W. Bush designates as an enemy of the state. His articles "No Habeas Corpus for 'Any Person'" and "Still No Habeas Rights for You" were designated as this year's 1 censored story.

Parry will be giving the keynote address at Project Censored's Media Accountability Conference this October 26 and 27 at Sonoma State University. Last year,
Neck Deep co-author Nat Parry was recognized by Project Censored for his article "Bush's Mysterious 'New Programs,'" and gave a talk on the subject of "militarizing the homeland."

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The Left's Media Miscalculation (Redux)

By Robert Parry
September 25, 2007 (Originally published April 29, 2005)

In the mid-1970s, after the U.S. defeat in Vietnam and President Richard Nixon’s resignation over the Watergate scandal, American progressives held the upper-hand on media. Not only had the mainstream press exposed Nixon’s dirty tricks and published the Pentagon Papers secrets of the Vietnam War, but a vibrant leftist “underground” press informed and inspired a new generation of citizens.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

MoveOn & Media Double Standards

By Robert Parry
September 24, 2007’s “General Betray Us” ad may have gotten more attention than it deserved, but it also has underscored several important points: the foolishness of MoveOn’s ad-buying strategy, the cringing hypocrisy of the mainstream U.S. news media when attacked by the Right, and the pressing need to build independent news outlets.

Ironically, MoveOn has long resisted using its fund-raising capability on the Internet to support an independent news infrastructure, favoring instead the idea of making expensive ad buys in the New York Times and other Big Media outlets.

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