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2008 AWEA Wind energy financing conference

Well, I am in NYC attending annual 2008 AWEA wind financing conference and it has been an education. Not an education about financing techniques, research has already filled me in on that topic, but on the cultural view of Wall Street investors regarding renewable energy. Some very illustrious speakers have attended so far, a virtual […]

White House pushed for war before intelligence findings

From George Washington University an analysis of newly released information from the National Security Archive affirm the conclusions of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report in June 2008 regarding the lead up to war. Washington D.C., August 22, 2008 – The U.S. intelligence community buckled sooner in 2002 than previously reported to Bush administration […]

True Crimes: The Untold Story Behind the Devastation of Iraq

Today at 7:00 PM ET or 4:00 PM here on the left coast you can view a live feed of Town Hall in New York City. Panelists include four noted journalists, Seymour Hersh of The New Yorker, Jeremy Scahill, author of the bestselling Blackwater, and Laila Al-Arian and Chris Hedges, co-authors of Collateral Damage: America’s […]

Howard Zinn on Empire

As always, Zinn weaves the threads of imperialism by noting the similarities to the Iraq occupation to Vietnam in this collection published at Asia Times. When I read the hundreds of pages of the Pentagon Papers entrusted to me by Daniel Ellsberg, what jumped out at me were the secret memos from the National Security […]

Sunshine soldier and the winter patriot

A fellow peace activist wrote this and gave me permission to post it here. It is moving and thoughtful and attends to the too little attention given by the mainstream media upon these gut wrenching testimonies of our wounded warriors, our true winter patriots. Editor: As noted in The World (March 17, 2008), Sunshine Week […]

Transcendent challenge of our time

Transcendent challenge of our time

One of our presidential candidates, whose name I shall not mention because it triggers google ads featuring him, asserts that the transcendent issue of our time is radical Islamic extremism. Somewhere in a cave connected to a dialysis machine is a tall thin Arab wringing his hands and avowing that the transcendent issue of our […]

Most likely threat down the road, China

Bush requested the largest one year Pentagon budget exclusive of Iraq and Afghanistan ever, $515.4B. On the ‘buy’ list are F-22 Raptors, a CVN-78 aircraft carrier and a Virginia class nuclear submarine. In order to pitch this to Congress and the American people guess who the ‘threat’ target is? As detailed by Michael Klare… Against […]

Is Iran the winner of the US GWOT?

The recent visit by Iranian president Ahmadinejad to Iraq indicates that the real benefactors of the occupation by US forces is Iran. I wrote about this more than two years ago. Now we are getting a taste of just how our foreign policy blunders have gone. The Bush administration had been promoting a Turkey-Israel axis, […]