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OPEC thumbs nose at US economy

Ignoring for the second time pleas from President Bush to increase production OPEC asserts that the fiscal irresponsibility of the Bush administration is to blame for high prices. Once again they refuse to increase production. The cartel’s president on Wednesday blamed financial speculators and American economic problems, which have helped lower the value of the […]

US finances attacks on its own troops

Dabbling in foreign affairs without adequate understanding of local cultures is a dangerous thing. It is proving very dangerous for our troops as detailed in this article by Gareth Porter at Asia Times. Funded by US money and supplied with weapons by the US military has further endangered our troops. …mainstream Sunni insurgents who have […]

Winter Soldier testimony planned

This month from the 13th to the 16th hundreds of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans will testify about what the war is really about. This year, from March 13 to 16, about 300 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will follow in the footsteps of their predecessors, gathering for a second Winter Soldier conference, […]

Big oil and Iraq

It has taken me two days to read this article from Asia Times. Every time I start I have to walk away because burrowed in between the details of political alliances, clever machinations and pipeline strategies lies the root of our problem in Congress Big Oil deals in Iraq form the core of Bush’s strategy […]

Winter Soldier 2008: March 13 -16 in DC

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” Thomas Paine, 1776 Visit the IVAW website for details and to support this campaign and […]

A history lesson on US intervention in Iran's democracy

For more information visit Just Foreign Policy UPDATE: This stuff always makes me think of the Prime Directive in Star Trek so I decided to post it here. As the right of each sentient species to live in accordance with its normal cultural evolution is considered sacred, no Star Fleet personnel may interfere with the […]

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