Mon 24 Jan 2011 09:30 pm filed by the Editor - Features, Israel, United States
By David Swanson Whistleblowing takes many forms but almost always involves the disillusionment of an insider with the nature of what he or she is inside. Leaking secret documents exposing dramatic crimes and abuses is one way to blow a whistle. Another, equally valuable approach, is to publish a lengthy analysis of your experiences in government service. This is what Chas Freeman has done with his new book "America's Misadventures in the Middle East,”which he will discuss in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
Sun 23 Jan 2011 09:49 pm filed by the Editor - Human Rights, International, United States
David House, supporter and personal friend of Bradley Manning, traveled to Quantico with journalist Jane Hamsher to visit Manning earlier today. Though House is an approved visitor, he was prevented from seeing Manning. They were detained for over 40 minutes.
Thu 20 Jan 2011 02:01 am filed by the Editor - General, Features
by: David Swanson, t r u t h o u t | Book Excerpt We talk of sending soldiers off to fight on battlefields. The word 'battlefield' appears in millions, possibly billions, of news stories about our wars. And the term conveys to many of us a location in which soldiers fight other soldiers. We don't think of certain things being found in a battlefield.
Wed 19 Jan 2011 04:01 pm filed by the Editor - Human Rights, International, United States
By David Swanson On Monday of this week, two U.S. marines grabbed me and began pulling me away from a crowd of protesters. For a split second I was certain I would be locked up and charged with some made-up offense, such as failure to obey an unlawful order, or disrupting the war. But that was only for a split second, because without any hesitation the people I was with grabbed me and pulled me back.
Networks of Empire and Realignments of World Power
Mon 3 Jan 2011 03:54 am filed by the Editor - Features, International
by James Petras Imperial states build networks which link economic, military and political activities into a coherent mutually reinforcing system. This task is largely performed by the various institutions of the imperial state. Thus imperial action is not always directly economic, as military action in one country or region is necessary to open or protect economic zones. Nor are all military actions decided by economic interests if the leading sector of the imperial state is decidedly militarist.