Day: February 10, 2012

Freedom Rider: Iran Fights Back

“The signs that Iran will be a new target for the U.S. are ominous and unmistakable,” but there are no indications that the Islamic Republic will break under superpower pressure. Instead, the Iranian president is visiting with other heads of state on the U.S. hit list. Washington’s demonization machinery is at full throttle, yet the truth remains: “Iran continues toContinue reading

Hedges’ Hypocrisies

Tactics & Strategies for social change— The Surgeons of Occupy   by PETER GELDERLOOS In his February 6 article entitled, “The Cancer of Occupy,”Chris Hedges attempts to analyze the political beliefs and practices of the black bloc, a group he characterizes as the scourge of the Occupy movement. Although Mr. Hedges evidently conducted at least a little to research hisContinue reading

Taibbi: Mortgage Fraud Settlement is More Like a Bailout Than Justice (VIDEO)

By Kristen Gwynne, Crosspost with AlterNet On Thursday, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi joined guest host Sam Seder on  Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann to explain why he went from optimistic  to disappointed by the $26 billion settlement to be paid to victims of robo-signing and other foreclosure fraud.  Tabbi says that as more of the banks’ bad behavior isContinue reading

Learning From La Venezuela

by david swansonSuggested by antemedius, a fraternal site The truth about socialism, about a grassroots democracy, and the “demonstration effect” such alternatives to capitalism can detonate are deeply feared by the empire managers—hence they must be snuffed out.—Eds Imagine that your son, your darling little boy, was killed during the past eight years in a war that served purely toContinue reading

BOOKS: Revolutionary Doctors

Healthcare as it should be Cuba’s doctors also treat foreigners either in Cuba or as part of Cuba’s wordlwide system of medical missions to the poorest countries.  As part of the aptly named “Operation Miracle”, targetting eye diseases, the Cuban physicians have treated more than 750,000 people for eye conditions like cataracts and glaucoma since the program started. And it’s all free, calibrated on the basisContinue reading