Saturday, October 24, 2009

How a Torture Protest Killed a Career

By Craig Murray
October 24, 2009

I was just having dinner in a restaurant that was only a block from the White House. It must have been a good dinner because it cost me $120. Actually it was a good dinner. …

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Texas, Eyes of Justice Are Upon You

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship
October 24, 2009

On Oct. 13, we lost a resolute champion of the law, a man who left his impact on the lives of untold numbers of Americans.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

The High Price of Abu Ghraib Truth

By Sam Provance
October 23, 2009

I wish I could share with you a “success” story as a result of my being a “whistle-blower,” but the reality of things simply do not presently allow it.

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Obama v. Military-Industrial Complex

By Melvin A. Goodman
October 23, 2009

The national security policy inherited by President Barack Obama has been increasingly militarized over the past two decades despite the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the demise of the Warsaw Pact, the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the cold war.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

US Health Insurers Up the Ante

By Robert Parry
October 21, 2009

The chutzpah shown by the U.S. health insurance industry in taking aim at the weakest reform bill in Congress – the one approved by the Senate Finance Committee – reflects the insurers’ sense that they have beaten back other proposals that might have represented significant threats.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sorting Out the Facts of Afghanistan

By Ivan Eland
October 20, 2009

Washington’s corridors of power are abuzz with the complexities of the situation in Afghanistan. If only we send 40,000 more troops, say the military brass, the U.S. could have some hope of turning the situation around and preventing Afghanistan from becoming a haven for terrorists yet again.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Wilkerson Get Intel Integrity Award

By Coleen Rowley
October 19, 2009

This year's award -- the 7th one given by the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence -- could not be more timely with regard to the wars being waged in Afghanistan-Pakistan and will be presented to former Chief of Staff at the State Department, Col. Larry Wilkerson, USA (ret.) this Wednesday, Oct. 21, at American University in Washington DC.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Riding Obama's Peace Prize on a Rail

By Michael Winship
October 17, 2009

Despite the graciousness of his speech at the White House, President Obama's acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize did have an air slightly reminiscent of Lincoln's story about the man who was tarred, feathered and ridden out of town on a rail -- if it wasn't for the honor of the thing he'd just as soon walk.

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Pakistan's Double Game

By Bruce P. Cameron
October 18, 2009

The core challenge to President Barack Obama’s Afghan War may not be the Taliban, nor even al-Qaeda, but rather Pakistan’s shadowy intelligence service, the ISI, with its dual loyalties when it comes to fighting Islamic extremists.

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