Samstag, 21. September 2013

Iran may bring peace to the Middle East

Peace With Iran?

House GOP Axes Food Assistance as Millions of Americans Go Hungry

New Data, Same Story (and Same Dangerous House Republicans)

Thank the GOP for the Shutdown and Holding the Economy Hostage

Digby: GOP: Crazy Like Foxes


GOP health plan: Good, bad and ugly

Independent Institute
by John C. Goodman


The House Republican Study Committee has a new health proposal. It would repeal the Affordable Care Act and substitute the following...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Republicans Want All Americans to Be Greedy Shills

The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program: It s frankly astounding how the Republican Party has officially given up even the pretense of caring about average Americans. It is now proudly the party of the billionaires and the transnational corporations.

The American Public s Shocking Lack of Policy Knowledge is a Threat to Progress and Democracy

Justin Doolittle, Truthout: If the public is as dramatically uninformed as polls show about an array of critical issues, including the Affordable Care Act, democracy is seriously threatened, argues Doolittle.


The True State of the U.S. Economy

By Mike Whitney

This is the recovery we are expected to believe in? Just look at the problems the banks are having.

7 in 10 Americans Think Government Is For The Banks And Big Corps (Not The People)

72% of the poor and 71% of the middle-class believe government policies (fiscal and monetary) have done little or nothing to help them.

Crushing the Middle Class

By Mike Whitney

The Central Bank and the political establishment in Washington are working hand-in-hand to restructure the economy along the same lines as they would any third world banana republic. And that s the real goal of the current policy.

20 Reasons Why Millions Of Americans Under The Age Of 30 Are Giving Up On The U.S. Economy

The recent economic downturn has hit those under the age of 30 the hardest. Today, there are hordes of young people that should be entering their most productive years that are sitting home with nothing to do.

Profiting from the Poor: Outsourcing Social Services Puts Most Vulnerable at Risk

In a story most in the media missed, protestors gathered under the dome at the Mississippi state capitol earlier this year to oppose a bill that would allow the state Department of Human Services (DHS) to privatize everything from child protective services to nutrition programs for the elderly.

From Information Clearing House


Disabled Make Do With Scraps From the Aid Table

Samuel Oakford, Inter Press Service: Often the poorest and most marginalized in the world, the disabled, are hurt more than anyone by policies that diminish or ignore the importance of basic, long-term care.

Corporate Media s Hidden Wave of Consolidation

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: A historic wave of corporate media consolidation is changing the landscape of America s most utilized news source, local TV news. Media reformers say the consolidation diminishes the public s access to information and, in turn, harms our democracy.

When Outsourcing Public Services to Private Companies Goes Wrong

Mike A. Ludwig, Truthout: A Virginia outsourcing deal pays companies 70 percent of toll revenues lost when the number of carpoolers in the express lanes exceeds 24 percent of traffic. It is one example of failures that can arise when cash-strapped governments outsource public services to private companies that put profit before the public interest.

US Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq to Cost $6 trillion

By Sabir Shah

The decade-long American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq would end up costing as much as $6 trillion, the equivalent of $75,000 for every American household,. Washington DC has ended up borrowing some $2 trillion to finance the two wars, the bulk of it from foreign lenders.

The Crisis at Fukushima 4 Demands a Global Take-Over

By Harvey Wasserman

We are now within two months of what may be humankind s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Fukushima s Worst-Case Scenarios

Much of what you have heard about the nuclear accident is wrong. The true story of what happened at Fukushima is not exactly suitable for a horror movie, but it is mind-boggling in its own way.

Nuclear Engineer: Japan s PM 'Lying to the Japanese People' About Safety of Fukushima


'Well, first off, Prime Minister Abe didn t tell the truth. There s no doubt about it. The plant is leaking into the Pacific Ocean extensively. And, yeah, we are seeing deformed fish, we are seeing deformed animals, and we are seeing thyroid cancers already.' Arnie Gundersen.

From Information Clearing House


Dangerous Radiation Is Already Upon Us

The world community must now take charge at Fukushima

Fukushima Contamination Hits the West Coast


The World Must Take Charge at Fukushima


Radiation Soars 6,700 Times Legal Limit as Fukushima Disasters Continue Unabated

Is Japan s Abe Honest About Global Help for Fukushima?

Through Fukushima Lense, a Look at Looming US Nuclear Crisis

World Action Now on Fukushima

Tens of Thousands Rally in Tokyo to Say: 'No Nukes!'

TEPCO Downplays Huge Risks Involved in Removing Fukushima Fuel Rods


Nukes Are Nuts: The Sequel

David Krieger, Truthout: The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki demonstrated that a single small nuclear weapon is capable of destroying a city and causing mass death and suffering beyond any society s capacity to cope with such a human tragedy. Nuclear weapons are a scourge that does not protect but, rather, threatens human survival.

Look at 'Liberated' Libya and Despair

By Abdel Bari Atwan

Welcome to the new Libya, a country 'liberated' by NATO which now finds itself without the oil revenues which could make it rich, with no security, no stability and assassinations and corruption at unprecedented levels.

Kerry Insists Latest US Raid In Libya Is 'Legal', And Will 'Do It Again'

By 21st Century Wire

We should ask: would a Russian raid on Qatar be justified due to Qatar s own open support of imported terrorist armies in Syria?

Obama s Rendition Operation in Libya: It s Like President George W. Bush Got a Fourth Term

By Kevin Gosztola

"Bush s 4th term continues: No-lawyer interrogations; Secret renditions; Snatch and grab on sovereign soil; Indefinite detention." Ari Fleischer.

Libyan al-Qaida suspect s detention-at-sea raises Geneva convention concerns

With every passing day that the US holds its newest terror suspect in the brig of the USS San Antonio, the Obama administration dives deeper into the extra-legal murk that characterized its predecessor.

Amnesty questions U.S. justification for arrest of al-Liby

"Abductions of this nature, followed by interrogations during incommunicado detention, undermine the presumption of innocence," the organization said Monday. "[al-Liby's arrest] also undermines Libya s efforts to establish the rule of law at a time when the country is in need of international support to rebuild its institutions significantly weakened by the 2011 armed conflict."

US: "Four decades in solitary confinement can only be described as torture": UN rights expert

"This is a sad case and it is not over", Mr. Woodfox has been kept in isolation in a 8-foot-by-12 foot (2.5 x 3.5 m. Approx.) cell for up to 23 hours per day, with just one hour of exercise or solitary recreation."

Lavrov on US op in Libya: Countries fighting terrorism should stay within intl law

Recent US commando raids in Libya and Somalia as part of the War on Terror were not conducted in the way global terrorism should be fought, as they apparently violated international law, Lavrov stressed.

Libya: America s New Playground

By Scott McPherson

Those Libyans, they sure are ungrateful.

Libya has fallen to militia madness

The Libyan state lacks the firepower to impose its will on an increasingly lawless country

From Information Clearing House


Before You Rejoice?


Libyan Captive Faces Interrogation Aboard Floating US 'Black Site'

Is the Sun Peeking Through the War Clouds?

By Pat Buchanan

To say the War Party is apoplectic at Obama for blowing this chance to get us into war with Syria, which held real promise of sucking us into a war with Iran, is an understatement.

Obama s Grotesque Hypocrisy over Cluster Munitions

By Dave Lindorff

Talk about brazen hypocrisy! A child killed or injured by Sarin gas is an atrocity, to be sure. But so is a child whose body is turned into chopped meat, or who is painfully rendered limbless by an exploding BLU-97 weapon.

Sickening US Hypocrisy

By John Haylett

Washington s self-appointed right to kidnap and kill across the world shows double standards.

Arktis: Meereis nimmt langfristig weiter ab

Deutsche Wissenschaftler bilanzieren den diesjährigen Rückgang.


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