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Comment on Lynching Farkhunda: Birth of Gender Equality and Accountability in Afghanistan? by Don Utter

March 31st, 2015 No comments

Chris Hedges gave a speech at a conference on Extraction

The extraction industry and prostitution of women are both the results of global capitalism, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Chris Hedges said in a controversial speech on Friday.

Hedges delivered the keynote speech at Simon Fraser University’s State of Extraction conference in downtown Vancouver, Friday evening. In a packed room of more than 300 attendees, the former New York Times war correspondent spoke for 90 minutes, drawing parallelism between exploited sex workers and the exploitation of the the extraction industry.

“Prostitution fits perfectly into the paradigm of global capitalism,” Hedges said, explaining an experience where he lived with Bolivian tin miners, many who will die in middle age from silicosis.

“No one chooses to die of silicosis or black lung disease. No one chooses to sell his or her body on the street. You go into the mines, like you go into prostitution, because global capitalism does not offer you a choice.”

link to vancouverobserver.com

Here is a text from the speech. The title of the speech is No One Is Free Until All Are Free

link to truthdig.com

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Comment on Lynching Farkhunda: Birth of Gender Equality and Accountability in Afghanistan? by E’Manuel

March 31st, 2015 No comments

This is what is reaped in a democratic but religiously run country. It would have been better if all humans and nations learned a long time ago to separate church and state. Though it will never be 100% fulfilled we can at least try, can we not? we are human where are our human rights being enforced if we allow this to happen?

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Comment on War with Iran, by the Numbers by Lrobby99

March 31st, 2015 No comments

Not under Pres. Obama. And, as for after, US Democrats have a mission to inform each and every American voter of the costs of electing war hawk Republicans. Maybe this time, they will actually do it.

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The Nerve of Denial

March 31st, 2015 No comments

This is a chilling account of a cover-up by the U.S. military of the exposure of 200,000 American soldiers in the first Gulf War to nerve gas.

http://www.newsweek.com/how-us-nerve-gassed-its-own-troops-then-covered-it-317250

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Comment on A Game-Changer in Syrian War? al-Qaeda-led Factions take Idlib by edwards

March 31st, 2015 No comments

A few years ago everyone was trying to guess when Assad would be joining Saddam and Qaddafi in the hearafter. Now he’s almost America’s buddy, interviewed on CBS the other night with the usual softball questions. They’ll be calling him the comeback kid soon.

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Comment on A Game-Changer in Syrian War? al-Qaeda-led Factions take Idlib by Chris O’Brien

March 30th, 2015 No comments

You’ve eloquently made the point I try and make whenever anyone says there’s no difference between the two US parties.

Would Gore have invaded Iraq after 9/11, without the neo-cons and Cheney? It’s hard to imagine that to be the case.

At the end of the day, you can basically hang the whole thing around the necks of a few people in the Supreme Court… a lesson for the people that think a few voice make no difference.

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Comment on Israel’s Netanyahu jumps Shark with “Iran-Lausanne-Yemen” axis barb by Juan Cole

March 30th, 2015 No comments

it says suspected

most Houthi arms were captured from the Yemeni army depots

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"Oh, Welcome War"

March 30th, 2015 No comments

This Saudi paper reports about a new hit in Saudi Arabia: a song called “Oh, Welcome War”. Enjoy.

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Comment on Israel’s Netanyahu jumps Shark with “Iran-Lausanne-Yemen” axis barb by Phillip

March 30th, 2015 No comments

I think the U.S. is irrelevant with regard to these negotiations. Netanyahu biggest problem is not that he has pissed off about half of Americans, but that he has pissed of most in Europe with his behavior. If a deal is done or maybe even if it is not done, the Europeans, Russians and Chinese may reduce or eliminate their sanctions on Iran, regardless of what Republicans think in the U.S. Even if the U.S. keeps its sanctions on, that will not mean much, if the rest of the planet starts to trade with Iran again.

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Comment on Israel’s Netanyahu jumps Shark with “Iran-Lausanne-Yemen” axis barb by Bill Bodden

March 30th, 2015 No comments

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, no longer allowed to sit at the adult table because of his past food fights, has been reduced,…

to being applauded by both houses of the US Congress.

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