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Paul Street: What is a Democracy?

FOR “DEMOCRACY” AND “THE REPUBLIC”   These are dangerous and confusing times. Let’s take a look at an interesting formulation from an unusually long and dramatic lead editorial in a recent issue of liberal-left weekly “The Nation”:   “World opinion is against the US escalation in Iraq.  The American people are against it.  Congress is against it.  Read more…

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Kim Scipes: Neo-Liberal Economic Policies in the United States:

Although most discussions of the impact of neo-liberal economic policies focus on the countries of the Global South, these policies have been implemented in the United States as well.  This began in 1982, when the Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Paul Volcker, launched a vicious attack on inflation in the US money supply: and Read more…

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Anthony Arnove: Out Now Caucus

January 29, 2007 — Representatives Waters and Woolsey, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War in the gallery, colleagues: It is an honor to speak today about my book Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal. The title of my book is borrowed from Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal, written in 1967 by the historian Howard Zinn. In his Read more…

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Ted Glick: Barack Obama: Progressives Beware

“Such wisdom might help us move beyond ideological bickering and serve as the basis of a renewed effort to tackle the problem of inner-city poverty. We could begin by acknowledging that perhaps the single biggest thing we could do to reduce such poverty is to encourage teenage girls to finish high school and avoid having Read more…

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Doug Ireland: Sarah Olson, The Pentagon, And The First Amendment

Last month, military prosecutors subpoenaed Sarah Olson, a 31-year-old writer and radio journalist, asking her to appear at the court-martial of Lt. Ehren Watada, the first commissioned officer to refuse deployment to Iraq. Lt. Watada said that he could not participate in the Iraq War because it was “manifestly illegal” and that his participation would Read more…

Patrick Mcelwee: Moves Toward War with Iran: We Must Stop This

American public opinion has turned strongly against the war in Iraq. After a strong anti-war vote in the November mid-term elections, politicians from both major parties are under pressure to oppose an aggressive foreign policy.    Yet, the world still stands on the brink. The United States and Israel may be about to start a Read more…

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Tom Engelhardt: Thinking Vietnam, Fighting in Iraq

It’s been a repetitive phenomenon of these last years–when fears about disaster (or further disaster, or even the farthest reaches of disaster) in Iraq rise, so does the specter of Vietnam. Despite the obvious dissimilarities between the two situations, Vietnam has been the shadow war we’re still fighting. The Bush administration began its 2003 invasion Read more…

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Gareth Porter: Bush’s New Iran Policy – War Plan or Propaganda?

WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (IPS) – President George W. Bush’s seemingly aggressive Iran policy of taking direct action against alleged Iranian “networks” involved in attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq, combined with the deployment of a second carrier group off Iran‘s coast, triggered speculation that it is related to a plan for an attack.   But Read more…

Bobby Muller: Vietnam All Over Again

As a soldier who fought in the Vietnam War — the United States‘ only lost war — President Bush’s imminent decision to increase the U.S. force in Iraq by thousands of troops brings to mind events more than thirty years old.   In 1968, shortly after Clark Clifford succeeded Robert McNamara as Secretary of Defense, Read more…

Mahir Ali: No end to Bush war blues

LAST month, the executioners of Saddam Hussein pulled off a small miracle when they succeeded in inducing a brief twinge of sympathy for the doomed dictator. Last week, some people found it hard not to feel at least a tiny bit sorry for another mass murderer as he stood there in the White House, determinedly Read more…

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