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Bahrain's War on Freedom

Al-Khalifa [RIGHT]In February 2011, major protests erupted. Bahrainis challenged despotic rule nonviolently. Daily they protest. Police state harshness confronts them.

At issue is King Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa's regime. Bahrainis want popularly elected leadership replacing him.

Read more: Bahrain's War on Freedom


What Are They Thinking?

dictatorshipby Luke Hiken

The world looks on in disbelief as the United States continues its inexorable slide into fascism. Which country will we attack next: Syria, Iran, Venezuela? Which continent will be the next target for our imperial assaults on “terrorists,” “drug dealers,” or whatever other pseudonyms the Pentagon prepares for Obama’s rubber stamp:  Africa, Asia, Latin America?

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Romney's conservative card

Romney, left, introduced Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate at an event in Norfolk, Virginia [Reuters] by Alan Fisher

The selection of Paul Ryan as the Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running mate is a hugely significant moment.

It clearly lays out that the US presidential election is not simply going to be about the economy - we all knew that - this is going to be an ideological battle about the future shape of government in America.

Read more: Romney's conservative card


The United States and its Comrade-in-arms

CIAAl Qaeda and other tales of an empire gone mad
by William Blum

Afghanistan in the 1980s and 90s ...

Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s ... Libya 2011 ... Syria 2012 ...

In military conflicts in each of these countries the United States and al Qaeda (or one of its associates) have been on the same side. 1

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The Barack Obama Election Year Decathlon

london-2012Planetary props to the city of London for a monumentally memorable 30th Olympiad. It was obvious from The Opening Ceremonies that these would be Games nobody would soon forget. From the Queen jumping out of a helicopter to Charles Dickens wearing a top hat at Stonehenge contracting black lung disease during the Industrial Revolution or whatever was going on there. Beautiful, is what it was. And odd.

Read more: The Barack Obama Election Year Decathlon


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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Israeli settlements


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