Category: 11-Sept

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Alavari Jeevathol: Gatekeeping is in the Eye of the Beholder – A Critique of James Corbett’s podcast entitled “Meet Noam Chomsky, Academic Gatekeeper”

SUMMARY In his podcast on the 27th of October 2013,[1] online blogger and current affairs analyst James Corbett aims to show that Noam Chomsky,[2] the influential linguistics professor and political dissident, is an “academic gatekeeper” that is stifling or diverting dissent or critical engagement in three specific areas of public discourse: attitudes towards the Federal Read more…

: Some Words on Slavery & Freedom, War & Peace

Some Words on Slavery & Freedom, War & Peace 10 September 2013 Jonathan C. Gillis If since our earliest age we are indoctrinated into a system of totalitarian control, whereby we are inculcated to believe and entrained to accept that every avenue of our existence is regulated to some intermediary or other, it follows that Read more…

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Nasir Khan: A Rejoinder to Bury the State’s Blank Check

Prelude to the War of Terror I fully appreciate the concerns of Mr Engelhardt (Engelhardt: Bury the War State's Blank Check at Sea) and agree with him that the attacks of 9/11 were horrific acts. Obviously, in the eyes of the Americans and their friends world-wide the terrorist plot was the work of al-Qaeda and Read more…

Anil Eklavya: The Missing Clause

There is a legal agreement written in very legal language that I had to read today. It’s called Mutual Confidentiality Agreement and is required to be signed by two parties who plan to collaborate on some commercial product or service. After having plodded through the legalese and having understood most of it (I have an Read more…

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Deepak Tripathi: Getting Away With Torture – HRW

On July 13, 2011, Press TV's News Analysis program discussed the Human Rights Watch report "Getting Away With Torture." Here is the program with guests Alison Weir (Washington), Deepak Tripathi (London) and Ali al-Nashmi (Baghdad).

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: Dressing Like a Terrorist

Like many others, I was dismayed to learn of the two imams wearing traditional Muslim garb who were forcibly removed from an airplane that was to carry them to a conference on Islamophobia. The passengers who were removed from a Delta/ASA flight in Memphis, Masudur Rahman and Mohamed Zaghloul, apparently frightened other passengers and upset one Read more…

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Mahir Ali: US Holds Up A Mirror To Muslim Bigotry

IT is almost certainly no coincidence that the recent surge in anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States has occurred during the presidency of Barack Obama. Which is not to suggest that he is in any way to blame for the heightened level of bigotry, but merely to acknowledge that it is intimately related to the Read more…

Melvin A. Goodman: The Self-Inflicted Wounds of 9/11

The attacks on Washington and New York City nine years ago extracted a terrible price in terms of blood and treasure. Unfortunately, the adverse US reaction to 9/11 has also extracted a terrible price with no end in sight. Although al-Qaeda is no longer a sophisticated terrorist organization capable of launching large-scale operations and is Read more…

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John Pilger: Welcome to Orwell’s World 2010

In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate called Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that "passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’, ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past’." Barack Obama is the leader of a contemporary Oceania. In two speeches at the Read more…

Andy Worthington: Judge Orders Release From Guantanamo Of Unwilling Yemeni Recruit

On Monday, as I explained in a previous article, Judge Thomas Hogan refused the habeas corpus petition of Musa’ab al-Madhwani, a Yemeni who had been tortured in the CIA’s “Dark Prison” near Kabul, and who was described by the judge as a “model prisoner” who was not dangerous. Judge Hogan made his ruling partly on Read more…

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