Category Archive: Foreign Policy

Dec 15 2016

Another odd element to our western outrage

It was bizarre to watch Samantha Power at the UN conveniently forget to mention all the massacres done in America’s name

By Robert Fisk, Thursday 15 December 2016 10:00 BST

 

So there was Samantha Power doing her “shame” bit in the UN. “Is there no act of barbarism against civilians, no execution of a child that gets under your skin, that just creeps you out a little bit?”, America’s ambassador to the UN asked the Russians and Syrians and … [more]

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Nov 19 2016

Some random reflections

Some random reflections…

 

Important!

Last Tuesday evening, on November 15 2016 (one week after the dismal day that saw Donald J. Trump elected to be America’s next president), a group of concerned Garland County progressives met to discuss where we go from here.  These are some still-evolving thoughts on what to do next, and on why we can’t just keeping doing things the same way we always have…

– Monsieur d’Nalgar, Dimanche 20 novembre 2016

 

First, it was nice … [more]

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Nov 14 2016

Armageddon 101

 

Warning!

Here’s a bit of eschatological wackadoodlery that showed up in today’s paper under the most appropriate title of “Tiresome rhetoric“…

 

Dear editor:

 

While the presidential election is over, the same old and tiresome rhetoric will continue to be heard for weeks and months to come, especially from the radio and television news programs. They will analyze the election and then analyze the analysis of the results — ad nauseam. Even before the election ended … [more]

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Oct 26 2016

Why I’m voting for Hillary

I have heard, on more than one occasion, progressives postulate that Hillary Clinton is a trigger-happy, corporate shill who will not take America forward.  Some of these folks are actually considering voting for Donald Trump, hoping that the dark days of his presidency will bring about a progressive awakening to forever end the stranglehold a two-party system has on Americans, and usher in a new age of enlightened, peaceful coexistence, at home and abroad.

But there’s a problem with such … [more]

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Oct 25 2016

The good of the state

It’s Every Israeli’s Right, and Duty, to Speak Up – Including at the UN

By Michael Sfard, Oct 24, 2016 8:18 PM

 

Long ago, when I was a high school student in Jerusalem, I had a civics teacher who explained something quite astonishing to my class. The state is a means, he said, and human beings are always the end. The social organization is intended to serve people and only people and, therefore, there is no such thing … [more]

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Oct 05 2016

Act in haste, repent in leisure

Another Deadly Drone Mistake: At What Point Do We Say Enough?

By Ted Gup, October 3, 2016

 

It was an obscure item last week that drew little media attention. An apartment building in Afghanistan’s remote Nangarhar province was apparently hit by an American drone strike, killing at least fifteen civilians and injuring thirteen more. The villagers were gathered to welcome a returning tribal leader.

Such stories are easy to ignore as inevitable errors of war. But the tally … [more]

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Sep 21 2016

The full measure of its guilt

Important!

Just a little over 15 years ago, one day after September 11, 2001, Ward Churchill, a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, wrote the following essay.  He was roundly condemned for his troubles by media pundits, who called for his resignation and deemed him unfit to teach. The university’s Board of Regents publicly apologized for Churchill’s writings about the 9-11 attacks, investigated him for academic misconduct, and then fired him.  Churchill filed a lawsuit against CU and … [more]

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