Cuba: The Revolution Lives On
Cuban society is not the dictatorship you hear about in the media here; people do speak up and criticize and there is no torture or disappearance of dissidents. There is some suppression of the organized opposition. This repression is because of the fear and the reality of the U.S. commitment to overthrow the Cuban revolution and return Cuba to neocolonial status.
Part I: The Problem of Nationalism
Nationalism has been crucial in preventing the victory of socialism. It broke up the socialist movement during the First World War. The Stalinist counter-revolution was itself nationalist. Formerly Stalinism and social democracy were the main barriers to working class victory. Now that social democracy and Stalinism is finished, only nationalism remains.
The IOM, Spies and Migrant Hunters Campaign to Combat Global Migration Management
Bush Commission Hears Evidence
Craig Murray Writer and broadcaster As Britain's outspoken Ambassador to the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, Craig Murray helped expose vicious human rights abuses by the US-funded regime of Islam Karimov. He is now a prominent critic of Western policy in the region.
Ariel Sharon's departure
Source: Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign
The quiet death of freedom
For the BBC, it simply never happened, just as the killing of half a million children by America's medieval siege of Iraq during the 1990s never happened, just as the Dhafir and Padilla trials and the Senate vote, banning freedom, never happened. (Pilger)
On the Iraq Election Noam Chomsky interviewed by Andy Clark for Radio Netherlands text
Question: "Politicians are rarely great minds or intellectuals, they are 'scoundrels' as Samuel Johnson said. So my question to Mr Chomsky is, what effect do intellectuals or great minds have in the politics of today, and has he ever been able to influence any major decision of the political leaders in the past few decades?
New York city Transit strike
Hardy pedestrians crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in sub-freezing weather from their tony Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill enclaves are greeted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg as heroes, a reception even survivors of Hurricane Katrina did not get.
Kidnap and Torture American Style
Kidnap and Torture American Style follows the stories of terror suspects. Some of them are British residents, who have been snatched from streets and airports throughout the world
Stanley Tookie Williams Executed at San Quentin
The question you need to ask is. What good did it do, for the state to kill Tookie williams - revenge. Does it mean if your black, forget redemption, in the white christian world...
Rise of the terrorist professors:
Throughout academia, the study of terrorism is booming. But in reality, argues Kevin Toolis, these "experts" represent an ideology that has its roots in the cold war and in Israeli conservatism
Dancing With The Wolves: The Riots In France
The riots of the past 2 weeks may be seen as a long overdue political response to the profound racism of French society, but, according to Yves Coleman, this uprising is more an index of desperation than the beginning of a new political movement
(more) Axis of Logic
The Nobel Lecture: Art, Truth and Politics
"If such a determination is not embodied in our political vision, we have no hope of restoring what is so nearly lost to us - the dignity of man,"
Rice with Indefensible Brief; Cheney in Last Throes
European reaction to visiting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's statements on torture can be summed up in lead commentary Wednesday in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, among the most widely respected German newspapers. Under the title "Justice à la Rice,
A news revolution has begun
"Each word," wrote Jean-Paul Sartre, "has an echo. So does each silence."
Creating terror Suspects
The "War on Terror" promotes a racist culture of suspicion towards migrant and Muslim communities. It generates and manipulates public fears to justify a perpetual state of war. "Terrorist suspects" are created by several means:
The Case of the Secret Memo
The White House denies plans to bomb Al-Jazeera. But a warning sent out to British newspaper editors has given the controversy a fresh twist.
Media alert: The tragic blindness of the embedded BBC
White Phosphorus, Fallujah And Unreported Atrocities
Interesting reading (Blog)