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It’s Again Time to Dismantle the Cold War Military Machine

CIA by Jacob G. Hornberger

In 1989, when the Soviet Union dismantled, the American people had a grand opportunity, one in which they could have dismantled the massive national-security state apparatus that had come into existence at the end of World War II for the purpose of confronting America’s wartime ally and partner, the Soviet Union. Instead, the U.S. national-security state sought out ways to justify its existence, among which were the drug war and the poking of hornet’s nests in the Middle East.

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We must not betray our heroes

prisoners-by Khaled Amayreh

The mass hunger strike being observed by thousands of our political and resistance prisoners in Israeli dungeons and concentration camps represents the last and ultimate form of Jihad or resistance against a nefarious, sadistic enemy that excels like nobody else in the arts of torture and oppression.

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Putinator power

putin-victoryby Pepe Escobar

Vladimir Putin - the apex of a highly personalised system - is back as president of Russia.

Forget about a velvet revolution leading to regime change - but keep in mind the rumblings of the Russian middle class (25 per cent of the population, 40 per cent of the workforce). After first becoming consumers, they are now becoming citizens.

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Inside the 9/11 arraignments

9/11 arraignmentsby Camille Elhassani 

Thirteen hours after it began, the arraignment of the five defendants on trial for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States ended, after the men held off on entering a plea and the charges were read against them.

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2012 VeepStakes

2012 VeepstakesSince Governor Romney has sewed up the nomination tighter than one of Chris Christie’s old suits, the only remaining Republican election drama is which name the Bairn of Bain Capital intends to place on the bottom of his bumper sticker.

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