Posted by: quiscus | August 7, 2010

August 7, 2010

1.  “Pentagon to Troops: Taliban Can Read WikiLeaks, You Can’t”

2.  “The next justification for war

Of course using the canard of women’s rights as the justification for continuing this war is nothing new, but with the war growing more unpopular by the minute it is forcing war enthusiasts to ratchet up the rhetoric, and scare the American public, by hook or by crook, into abandoning their opposition to the conflict in the name of protecting human rights.

Violence against women in time of war is a virtual constant, and the solution to this violence cannot possibly be more of the same war that has for the past nine years failed to accomplish this goal, and failed to accomplish any of the other goals for which it is nominally being fought. Before we are cowed, once again, into accepting the “necessity” of this war, it is time to examine critically what we are being presented with.”

3.  “American VIP humiliated at airport

Prof. Donna Shalala, Clinton’s secretary of health, arrives in Israel in order to fight academic boycott against Israel, claims she was held at Ben-Gurion Airport just because she has Arab last name,7340,L-3931210,00.html

4.  “Book By Innocent Prisoner Points To Widespread Torture

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Report: Obama Launches New Program to Help Corporations

“Take Advantage of Low Labor Costs” Abroad

using foreign aid money to specifically help private corporations “take advantage of low labor costs” in the developing world – that’s not “aid,” that’s rank taxpayer subsidization of for-profit exploitation.

Right now, Even if we do not reform our atrocious trade policies that incentivize the ongoing wage-cutting race to the bottom, the least we should be doing is investing every single available dollar we have in job training and job creation here at home. Doing the opposite – actually using public dollars to intensify that wage-cutting race to the bottom – is grotesque.

George W. Bush’s administration was rightly criticized by progressives for publicly endorsing job outsourcing, and Obama’s administration should be similarly taken to task for now putting taxpayer funds behind the previous administration’s endorsement.”


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