March 2010

Senator Dodd, Put Back That Wall!

Pam Martens Counterpunch 3/26/10

Last Fall, it was all about the wall: financial bigwigs like former Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker, former Citigroup co-CEO John Reed, Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, all espoused reestablishing the legal barrier between the derivatives casino that masquerades today as Wall Street and commercial banks holding insured deposits. (more…)

Dirk Adriaensens, Member of the BRussels Tribunal executive committee

“The Education system in Iraq, prior to 1991, was one of the best in the region; with over 100% Gross Enrolment Rate for primary schooling and high levels of literacy, both of men and women. (more…)

Abdulrahman Zeitoun is the real-life hero of Dave Eggers’s new book. In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina he paddled from house to house in a canoe, offering help to his neighbours. For his trouble, he was arrested as a suspected terrorist (more…)

By Liliana Segura Alternet 3/19/10

Glenn Greenwald calls the bill “probably the single most extremist, tyrannical and dangerous bill introduced in the Senate in the last several decades. (more…)

Tariq Ramadan Newsweek 3/29/10

When the American embassy called in August 2004, I was just nine days away from starting a job at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. I had already shipped my possessions from Geneva, Switzerland, where I was living, to Indiana, and enrolled my kids in a school near our new home. Suddenly, however, an embassy official was telling me my visa had been revoked. (more…)

By: Jeff Kaye Firedoglake Tuesday March 16, 2010 5:09 pm

The North Carolina News Observer reports in a March 15 article that the co-founder of ShannonWatch, Edward Horgan, a well-known Irish activist and former Irish Defense Force officer, has had his 10-year, multiple-entry U.S. visa revoked without explanation. (more…)

How Champions of Neoliberalism are Reversing New Deal Economics

Ismael Hossein-zadeh Counterpunch 3/12/10

The “golden” years of the U.S. economy in the immediate post-WW II period, along with the recovery and expansion of the economies of other industrialized countries, afforded the working class of these countries a decent, even middle-class, standard of living. (more…)

The Post-Standard issued a correction in its print edition today about the charges Dr. Dhafir was convicted of.  We are grateful for this and continue to hope that it will publish attorney Steve Downs’ OpEd on the case.

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