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The Predators: Where is Your Democracy?
Tue 10 May 2011 02:54 pm filed by the Editor - International
By Kathy Kelly On May 4, 2011, CNN World News asked whether killing Osama bin Laden was legal under international law. Other news commentary has questioned whether it would have been both possible and advantageous to bring Osama bin Laden to trial rather than kill him.
Mon 9 May 2011 12:13 am filed by the Editor - Opinion
When the year 1984 arrived on our calendars, George Orwell’s bleak literary portrayal of the future, Nineteen Eighty-Four, was already well under way to becoming reality. Thought crime is now already a reality, and if anything Orwell’s ‘Doublespeak’ has become more like Triplespeak, where something said by authority is given one of three meanings, depending on who it is said to and for whom.
Sat 7 May 2011 11:04 pm filed by the Editor - International
By Fazal Rahman There have been many reports of Bin Laden's death in the past. The recent report of his alleged killing-an illegal and unethical murder, by any authentic standards, if it actually took place-and murder of some other innocent Muslims, by the US Navy SEALs, on the attacked compound in Pakistan, raises some fundamental questions that are briefly examined in this article.
What Osama bin Laden, Troy Davis, and You Have in Common
Thu 5 May 2011 08:29 pm filed by the Editor - International
By David Swanson So, the United States invaded Mexico, lied about it, killed, raped, pillaged, and stole half the country for the cause of expanding slavery in our growing continental empire. Then a devastated rump Mexico was invaded by the French who wanted their debts repaid, but the Mexicans won a big battle against the French on the Fifth of May, leading Americans to buy several tons of tacos and thousands of gallons of beer every Cinco de Mayo. Viva international solidarity in the land of Might-Makes-Right!
Mon 2 May 2011 09:36 am filed by the Editor - International
By David Swanson The plane I was on landed in Washington, D.C., Sunday night, and the pilot came on the intercom to tell everyone to celebrate: our government had killed Osama bin Laden. This was better than winning the Super Bowl, he said. Set aside for a moment the morality of cheering for the killing of a human being -- which despite the pilot's prompting nobody on the plane did. In purely Realpolitik terms, killing foreign leaders whom we've previously supported has been an ongoing disaster.
Why a Dog Is More Qualified for Congress Than Robert Hurt
Sun 1 May 2011 12:48 am filed by the Editor - Opinion
By David Swanson The Charlottesville Daily Progress, to its credit, did something that I don't think it or most small-town newspapers have done before, and certainly have not done often: it wrote about the local congress member's position on military spending. Sure it's where half of our income taxes go, but it's hardly ever mentioned.
Sun 1 May 2011 12:42 am filed by the Editor - International
By David Swanson Of all the 95% of humans who live outside the United States, or any of those within it for that matter, who do you think is most invisible? Whose existence, did we come to hear about it, would be the most incomprehensible and therefore inaudible?