"At Goldstonefacts.org we have just finished the dramatization of chapter 10 of the Goldstone Report: Indiscriminate Attacks by Israeli Armed Forces Resulting in the Loss of Life and Injury to Civilians. In this chapter the factual findings are narrated by Film Director Ken Loach and writer Arundhati Roy, and the legal findings are narrated by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire. Highlights include moving testimonies by Mr Mohammed Abu Askar and Mr Ziad al-Deeb."
Mike Gogulski is the founder of the Bradley Manning Support Network. Pfc. Manning has been accused of leaking military video and other documents to the muckraking site WikiLeaks, including the so-called "Collateral Murder" video, which shows the killing of 11 unarmed civilians, including two Reuters journalists, by a U.S. helicopter gunship in Baghdad in 2007.
Republicans may be poised to win in the November elections, but that doesn't mean a majority of ordinary Americans accept the right's ideology and program as their own. IN A number of recent interviews, leading left intellectual Noam Chomsky has compared the atmosphere in the U.S. today to that of the Weimar Republic in Germany before Adolf Hitler took power. Chomsky compared the base of the so-called Tea Party movement to the base of the Nazi Party, and many on the left likewise see in the Tea Partiers an incipient American fascism.
In a speech delivered to mark Labor Day in the US, President Obama made clear that there will be no significant government measures to address the most severe jobs crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Speaking in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Monday, Obama trumpeted a plan for investment in infrastructure and transportation as a significant jobs program. Despite efforts by the media to play up the announcement, it quickly emerged that the administration is simply asking Congress to reauthorize a bill that is routinely passed every five years. His proposal for spending is little changed from previous years.
BP has warned Congress that new legislation placing limits on offshore drilling would prevent it from settling claims through the $20 billion compensation fund for victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
During recent years, the gap between the rich and poor has increased at a staggering pace, systematically wiping the existence of the middle class from America.The United States is on the brink of sliding down to a Third World country, as it struggles with massive debts, rising unemployment and a deteriorating economy.
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