June 2008

by Bob Elmendorf 6/30/08

If you, like most people who are desirous of seeing the President impeached, which in any event could lead to some kind of deal or pardon, have given up on that outcome, Mr. Bugliosi’s book is the perfect antidote for your frustration. (more…)

A unanimous verdict that freed six protesters of trespassing charges may show respect for dissent.

by Leigh Donaldson the Portland Press Herald (Maine) 6/30/08

In late April, six peace activists stood victorious in front of Maine’s Penobscot County Superior Court. (more…)

By Jonathan Turley Lead Counsel to Dr. Al-Arian 6/26/08

This evening the Justice Department issued indictments for Dr. Sami Al-Arian. Just yesterday in my testimony before the Judiciary Committee, I discussed Dr. Al-Arian’s case and the pattern of how the Justice Department has abused the grand jury system. (more…)

By Charles Sullivan Information Clearing House 6/26/08

Because so many of the people on the political left fear that John McCain will become the next president, they have allowed themselves to see the very moderate democratic candidate, Barack Obama, as a desirable alternative to the decidedly ghoulish McCain, rather than supporting a genuine progressive like Dennis Kucinich, Cynthia McKinney, or Ralph Nader. They thus perceive Obama to be far more progressive than he really is. Such comparisons lead us down a dichotomous pathway that assures a continuous drift to the right. (more…)

Aljazeera English Video Information Clearing House 6/20/08

In the world of academia Noam Chomsky is the most cited author alive. He talks to Inside USA about politics in the United States and this Presidential election. (more…)

By Glenn Greenwald Salon 6/26/08

On January 31 of this year, Keith Olbermann donned his most serious face and most indignant voice tone to rail against George Bush for supporting telecom immunity and revisions to FISA. In a 10-minute “Special Comment,” the MSNBC star condemned Bush for wanting to “retroactively immunize corporate criminals,” (more…)

By John Pilger 25 June 2008

In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes another Britain: “a vicious, sectarian and mostly unreported war” against Muslims. People snatched from the homes following 9/11 are consigned to a Kafkaesque oblivion, and worse. (more…)

Social Science in Harness

By DAVID PRICE Counterpunch 6/24/08

“In Paracelsus’s time the energy of universities resided in the conflict between humanism and theology; the energy of the modern university lives in the love-affair between government and science, and sometimes the two are so close it makes you shudder.”

–Robertson Davies The Rebel Angels (more…)

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