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History Repeats Itself in Honduran Drug-War Killings

honduras-prison1by Jacob G. Hornberger

With Hondurans angrily demanding that the U.S. government withdraw its drug-war personnel from the country, we shouldn’t forget that this isn’t the first time that U.S. drug officials have participated in the drug-war killing of innocent people. Almost 11 years ago, the CIA helped Peruvian drug-war personnel kill a 35-year-old missionary named Veronica Bowers and her 7-month-old baby Charity as they were flying in a small Cessna from Brazil to Peru with their husband and father.

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Anwar's legal battles with his political foes

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahimby Harry Fawcett

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim made his all-too familiar walk from car to courtroom on Tuesday. He has perfected the art of smiling serenely as cameramen and photographers crowd in, and his supporters push back - an unwieldy scrum shuffling its way slowly into court. But then he has had a lot of practice.

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NO NO NATO

ChicagoShortly after Obama won the election he spoke at a rally in Grant Park, Chicago. After watching the event on TV, I wrote an essay entitled, “Chicago—the city where hope died and was reborn.” Rereading my remarks nearly four years later, I am both proud and ashamed. Proud because my words were among the most eloquent and heartfelt I have ever written, and ashamed because, I secretly suspected Obama’s impending duplicity and betrayal.

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Why An Ex-Marine Turns Pacifist

veteransIt’s been a long journey for Russell Brown, 65, from the days when he fought with the Fourth Marines in Viet Nam, to becoming one of the “Hancock 33” protesters against drone warfare. Last April 22, he was arrested walking en route to Hancock Air Force Base, just outside of Syracuse, N.Y., where General Atomics-made MQ-9 Reapers, the deadly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that fire Hellfire missiles, dot the runway.

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Jeff Blankfort to AZZ Gabriel Ash

Jeff BlankfortIntroduction by Gilad Atzmon

A few days ago we came across a vile email exchange between three, so-called,  Jewish ‘anti’ Zionists  and Dr. Maizn Qumsiyeh, leading Palestinian intellectual and peace activist. Regretfully, the three Jewish ethnic campaigners used an abusive and patronizing language that left some of us bewildered and hurt. But Dr. Qumsiyeh didn’t shy away, compassionately he answered the AZZ (Anti Zionist Zionists) putting into play every possible rule of reason. But his words were in vein.

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