Posts Tagged ‘WWII’

Kevin Carson on how a financial system’s economic injustice breeds desperate classes.

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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Kevin Carson on the root of the American Empire.

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The E.C.B.-I.M.F. bailout being compared to TARP and the fall of the Greek’s government’s solvency capacity’s parallels to the domino fall that became the Great Depression.

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The Obama Administration is muscling the Japanese government, whose prime minister is exceedingly popular on everything except the U.S. occupation of Okinawa. Over 100,000 people protested the base in Okinawa (2:36):

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Anthony Gregory at The Independent Institute blog, The Beacon, on the ‘progressive’ media’s embrace of government thugs at war with people.

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A great biography on my former adviser at DePaul University, Professor Norman Finkelstein, in whom I take great pride and to whom I extend endless gratitude for the ways he has changed my life and continues to plant seeds to make me a better man as time moves on.

Part One (9:53):

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A May 2004 Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) Office of the Inspector General (O.I.G.) report [.pdf] details new revelations of the C.I.A. violating federal statutes and international law in torturing detainees — “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” or “E.I.T.’s” is the Newspeak term. The redacted report was released Monday, due to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (A.C.L.U.).

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Donald Boström reported last week that Israel Defensive Forces (I.D.F) kidnaps and kills Palestinians to steal their organs at Sweden’s largest daily newspaper, Aftonbladet.

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Prof. Howard Zinn discusses the lost realities of three ‘romanticized, idealized’ American wars: the American Revolution, Civil War, and World War II. (36:50):

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Howard Zinn, Marilyn Young, and Jonathan Schell discuss the “legacy” of the Vietnam Warlord for the U.S., Robert McNamara, with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! (more…)

Israel hints at ‘broader regional war’, Pakistan criticizes Obama surge, Congress subpoenas the Fed, U.N. tells Israel to ‘fundamentally change policies’, first Gitmo trial to begin, Hizbollah responds to losing election, South African study calls Israel’s policies ‘apartheid’ and colonial’, Venezuela uses military to silence critics. (more…)

Freedomain Radio host Stefan Molyneux on the effects of the New Deal furthering corporatism and prolonging the Great Depression. (more…)

Noam Chomsky gives a preliminary assessment of the US-Israel war on Gaza and its consequences in an interview conducted by Assaf Kfoury on January 31, 2009. The Arabic translation of the interview will appear in the Beirut daily as-Safir. (more…)

Alex Jones interviews Peter Schiff on manufactured nationalism, the bankrupt USA, the wasteful novelties polluting the pending stimulus package, the engineers of the economic crisis appointed to ‘fix’ it, Obama’s promotion of the $10 trillion robbery for the banksters, and price-fixing on the backs of the working class and productive countries around the world. (more…)