blue-flag-thumb2_50x50Our side's flag is a thin, airlight blue, drifting almost unseen against the sky. Our military march is a meadowlark's song among the dandelions. --Ken Kesey, The Real War
 

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  • The Stories of our Grandchildren | John Michael Greer

    June 18, 2014 ( Archdruid Report ) -- Over the last six weeks, in what spare time I could find, I’ve glanced back over the last eight years of weekly Archdruid Report posts, trying to get some sense of where this blog has been and where it might head in the months and years to come. In language the Grateful Dead made famous -- well, among those of us in a certain generation, at least -- it‘s been...

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  • Sectarian Monster Reawakened: Redrawing the Map of Iraq, Again | Ramzy Baroud

    Ramzy Baroud -- World News Trust June 17, 2014 “Labeiki ya Zaynab,” chanted Iraqi Shia fighters as they swayed, dancing with their rifles before TV news cameras in Baghdad on June 13. They were apparently getting ready for a difficult fight ahead. For them, it seemed that a suitable war chant would be answering the call of Zaynab, the daughter of Imam Ali, the great Muslim Caliph who lived in Med...

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  • Heads, You Lose | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust June 16, 2014 Obama Pushes Iraqis to Mend Sectarian Rifts -- Headline, The New York Times Have they tried diversity training? I doubt it. That’s not how things are done in the Shithole Formerly Known as Iraq (SFKI). They’re headhunters now. For the moment the ISIS hasn’t had the inclination to shrink any of their trophies. Their method for preserving the ...

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  • What Palestinian Unity Is All About - The Real Task Ahead | Ramzy Baroud

    Ramzy Baroud -- World News Trust June 10, 2014 Palestinians are yet to achieve national unity despite the elation over the "national unity government" now in operation in Ramallah. One has to be clear in the distinction between a Hamas-Fatah political arrangement necessitated by regional and international circumstances , and Palestinian unity. What has been agreed upon in the Shati’ (Beach) refug...

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  • Know Your History: Remembering Lolita Lebrón | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust June 23, 2014 “No other woman in the Hemisphere has been in prison on such charges for so long a period (as Lolita Lebrón); a fact which Communist critics of your human rights policy are fond of pointing out.” —National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, in a secret memo to President Jimmy Carter (1979) When early American revolutionaries ...

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  • False Flag Attacks | Professor Daniele Ganser

    Professor Daniele Ganser June 1, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- As evidence has accumulated that the official story of 9/11 is false, the dwindling number of defenders of the official conspiracy theory have been reduced to two arguments. One is that no government would attack its own people or stand aside while terrorists did so. The other argument is that if such a thing had happened, someone wo...

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  • Greatest Generation in Action: Zoot Suit Riots, June 1943 | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust “We have to constantly critique imperialist white supremacist patriarchal culture because it is normalized by mass media and rendered unproblematic.” - bell hooks Seventy-one years ago this month -- during the reign of liberal ( sic ) hero, Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- the Land of the Free™ was yet again cynically exploiting the standard good ...

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  • Professor Francis Boyle on Impeachment of Bush and Obama | Paul Craig Roberts

    June 17, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- As Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Richest Representative of the One Percent in the House of Representatives, said: “Impeachment is off the table.” Nevertheless, Insouciant Californians still send the bought-and paid-for hireling to Washington In my day if an experienced professor of international and constitutional law, such as University of Il...

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  • Washington Is Beating The War Drums | Paul Craig Roberts

    June 17, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- I wish I had only good news to bring to readers, or even one item of good news. Alas, goodness has ceased to be a feature of U.S. policy and simply cannot be found in any words or deeds emanating from Washington or the capitals of its European vassal states. The Western World has succumbed to evil. In an article published by Op-Ed News , Eric Zuesse support...

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  • Washington’s Iraq 'Victory' | Paul Craig Roberts

    June 14, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- The citizens of the United States still do not know why their government destroyed Iraq. “National Security” will prevent them from ever knowing. “National Security” is the cloak behind which hides the crimes of the U.S. government. George Herbert Walker Bush, a former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency who became President courtesy of being picked...

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  • Never Again? The Semantics of “Holocaust” | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust Yes, one of the common definitions of the word “holocaust” is “destruction or slaughter on a mass scale” and yes, I’m revisiting a topic I wrote about only three months ago . The global animal by-products industry -- by definition -- involves packed transports, warehousing, experimentation, gassing, and the targeted mass extermination of senti...

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