May 2007

by C. L. Cook 5/24/07

It is the best of times, and worst. Not since the banking crisis of the 1930’s, now known as ‘The Great Depression,’ has the global situation looked so grim, its challenges seeming intractably insolvable. (more…)

Appropriate Disillusionment Counterpunch 5/31/07


I have in front of me two documents of despair, of disillusionment with the American political system that allows this criminal war to continue. (more…)

Lessons Learned by Katrina and Asian Tsunami Social Justice Activists

By BILL QUIGLEY Counterpunch 5/28/07

The tiny old woman with the tanned deeply lined face stood up and told us what happened to her coastal village of 130 families in Tamil Nadu India, along the southeastern coast. (more…)

Mike Whitney 5/26/07

The Democrats did us all a favor by giving Bush his Iraq war-money. After all, the Dems have supported the war from the very beginning. They deserve to be exposed as the phonies they really are. (more…)

By Matthew Rothschild The Progressive May 18, 2007

With scarcely a mention in the mainstream media, President Bush has ordered up a plan for responding to a catastrophic attack. (more…)

Green Sabotage as “Terrorism”

By MICHAEL DONNELLY Counterpunch 5/21/07

Whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. (more…)

The Crime of Silence

By RON JACOBS Counterpunch 5/26/07

Sara Paretsky is known for her crime fiction. One of the first writers in this genre to feature a female protagonist, Paretsky’s tales exist in the netherworld of murder, corruption and general venality (more…)

By Nora Boustany Washington Post Foreign Service 5/24/07

Powerful governments and armed groups are spreading fear to divert attention from human rights abuses, exacerbating polarization in an increasingly dangerous world, Amnesty International said yesterday in its annual assessment of rights worldwide. (more…)

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