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The U.S. National-Security State's Murder of Two Americans

Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi

A Chilean court ruled this week that the U.S. national-security state conspired to murder American citizens Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi in Chile in 1973. The brutal act occurred during the violent military coup in which the Chilean military, with the full support of the U.S. government, ousted the democratically elected president of the country, Salvador Allende, and replaced him with an unelected brutal military dictatorship headed by Chilean General Augusto Pinochet.

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Actor Gary Oldman faces tribal backlash

Gary Oldman

British actor Gary Oldman, who has starred in dozens of blockbuster Hollywood films including Air Force One, Harry Potter and the Dark Knight series, was recently taken to task for comments he made in the latest issue of Playboy magazine.

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Avoiding the J word: Ilan Pappe on Hardtalk

Ilan Pappe on HardtalkIntroduction by Gilad Atzmon

In this BBC Hardtalk episode, Stephen Sackur challenges professor Ilan Pappe’s views.

As expected, BBC’s Sackur presents the hard core Right wing Zionist viewpoint. Unexpectedly, Sackur displays a wide range of knowledge about Israel and seems almost as knowledgeable as Ilan Pappe - a leading pro-Palestinian historian who has dedicated his life to studying the conflict and the Palestinian plight.

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What Can You Say?

teenagersby M.J. Rosenberg

I'm totally dispirited.

One, by the killing of the three teenagers and, two, by the Israeli government's (and the Jewish organizations here) ugly reaction to it. Ugly and political, designed to justify the war against Hamas that Netanyahu lusts for.

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The Washington Treaty Breakers

Washington Redskins

You don’t hear much about the US Patent & Trademark Office. And that, my friends, is a good thing. Usually this federal office is as controversial as parsley wrapped celery. On a 1- 10 scale of boring, patent law has to rate about a 3,000. That’s normally. But today this obscure agency has thrown football fans into raging fits. Real football. Where guys in helmets use their hands to throw or carry some spheroid object. Not faux football, where athletes direct a round ball with their feet.

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