August 2012


Muriel Kane The Raw Story

When the local offshoot of Occupy Wall Street began a five-month encampment in Austin, Texas last fall, the Austin police assigned at least three undercover officers to infiltrate the group and gather information on potentially illegal actions. (more…)

Steve Downs timesunion.com

[This guest post seemed very timely for Waging Peace to publish since it tells a story of police racial and political profiling that happened right here in Albany, New York just this month.  It fits in nicely with the articles that we've been sharing about such profiling.  Steve puts a local face on the loss of civil liberties related to ineffective,  ill advised law enforcement practices created out of fear and prejudice.] (more…)

By Fawzia Afzal-Khan Counterpunch

Yesterday, as I was about to board a Metro-north train to Grand Central terminal from the sleepy Hudson-river hamlet of Croton-on-Hudson in upstate New York, approximately an hour north of Manhattan where I have lived with my husband for 30 years and raised two wonderful kids who are now young American adults–I was stunned to see an ad on a billboard staring me in the face from across the train tracks stating the following:  19,250 deadly Islamic attacks since 9/11/01. And counting. It’s not Islamophobia, it’s Islamorealism. (more…)

Hitting the Commercial Jackpot

Israel Shamir Counterpunch

Universally admired, Pussy Riot (or PR for short) have been promoted as superstars. But what are they? (more…)

Truthout

Nearly one in five Americans could not afford the food they or their families needed at some point in the past year, and now anti-poverty advocates are pressing Congress to abandon proposed food stamp cuts as a historic drought threatens to drive up food prices across the country. (more…)

John Pilger

The British government’s threat to invade the Ecuadorean embassy in London and seize Julian Assange is of historic significance. David Cameron, the former PR man to a television industry huckster and arms salesman to sheikdoms, is well placed to dishonour international conventions that have protected Britons in places of upheaval. (more…)

Alyssa Brown  Gallup

One in four Mississippi residents report there was at least one time in the past 12 months when they did not have enough money to buy the food they or their families needed (more…)

IceNews

Unlike the US and several countries in the eurozone, Iceland allowed its banking system to fail in the global economic downturn and put the burden on the industry’s creditors rather than taxpayers. (more…)

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