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On Trial for Protesting a Weapons Maker

By Socialist Worker | Eamonn McCann is a founder of the 1960s civil rights movement in Northern Ireland, a veteran socialist and trade unionist, and...

White House fed war propaganda to a “complicit” media

By Bill Van Auken | In a stunning blow to what very little remains of the Bush administration’s political credibility, the president’s former press...

Autism Risk Linked to Distance From Power Plants

By Leslee Dru Browning | How do mercury emissions affect pregnant mothers, the unborn and toddlers? Do the level of emissions impact autism rates?...

The Genealogy of Torture and Democracy

By Shannon Jones | The horrifying scenes of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the mistreatment of detainees at the US...

UK ready to scrap killer cluster bombs

By Richard Norton-Taylor | The government is preparing to scrap Britain's entire arsenal of cluster bombs in the face of a growing clamour against weapons...

Iraq War May Have Increased Energy Costs by $6 Trillion

By Geoffrey Lean | The invasion of Iraq by Britain and the US has trebled the price of oil, according to a leading expert,...

‘We Are Stuck’ With Guantanamo, Gates Says

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who last year said he would look for ways to close the Guantanamo Bay military prison, has told the...

Mass Funding For War While There’s Poverty At Home

By Paul Craig Roberts | The US Senate has voted $165 billion to fund Bush’s wars of aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq through next...

US residents in military brigs? Govt says it’s war

By MATT APUZZO | If his cell were at Guantanamo Bay, the prisoner would be just one of hundreds of suspected terrorists detained offshore,...

Indymedia and Anti-Semitism

Shift Magazine | For many of us a visit to Indymedia UK is a frustrating experience. Its open publishing newswire reveals an array of...

100 arrested in Indonesia over fuel protest

AFP | Police arrested more than 100 protesters in the Indonesian capital Saturday after some burnt tyres and threw molotov cocktails during a rally...

“Immoral Hazard” – A review of Jeremy Grantham’s book

By Stephen Lendman - RINF | So says Jeremy Grantham, co-founder of Boston-based investment firm Grantham, Mayo and Van Otterloo, now known as GMO....

Iran busts CIA terror network

Tehran Times - TEHRAN | The Intelligence Ministry on Saturday released details of the detection and dismantling of a terrorist network affiliated to the United...

MoD begins full UFO-files public release

By Lewis Page | The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has begun releasing its voluminous files regarding unidentified flying objects, aerial phenomena, possible alien...

How Pot Became Demonized

The following is an excerpt from "Dying to Get High" by Wendy Chapkis and Richard J. Webb (NYU Press, 2008). (c) 2008 NYU Press....

The Culture of Capitalism

By Jonathan Rutherford | We are living through an age of transition. The new co-exists with the old. We can identify political, economic and...

Peak Food: Blaming the Victims

By Nafeez Ahmed | I've already written about this in previous posts under the 'hidden holocaust' theme, but am prompted to re-address this issue...

Ex-MI5 chief warns over detention

BBC News | MPs should work together to agree a detention limit for terror suspects and ensure the matter is not a political football,...

Britain throws away £10bn of food every year

By Martin Hickman | Global food shortages, soaring prices and alarm over the environment. But every day, Britain throws away 220,000 loaves of bread,...

US/IRAQ: Pressure to Cut Costs, Troops Strains “Surge”

By Jim Lobe | Growing impatience in Congress over the enormous costs being racked up by the Iraq war, as well as the Pentagon's...

The Pentagon vs. America

By Scott Ritter | I recently heard from an anti-war student I met while I was speaking at a college in northern Vermont. The e-mail...

Iran rejects nuclear inspections unless Israel allows them

Associated Press | An Iranian envoy said Monday his government will not submit to extensive nuclear inspections while Israel stays outside the global treaty...

US Navy Deploys Around Latin America

By Lamia Oualalou | It's now official: The Pentagon is going to resuscitate its Fourth Fleet, with the mission of patrolling Latin American and...

Iraq ‘Divide and Rule’ Strategy Called Shortsighted

Inter Press Service | Five years since U.S. President George W. Bush's infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech, critics say the administration has yet to show...

Renditions Ruin the EU Case

By David Cronin | Collusion between European Union governments and a secret U.S. torture and kidnapping programme has damaged the EU's efforts to promote...

Five Years Since Mission Accomplished

It has been five years since the President declared victory in the battle for Iraq. Since that day, more than 3,900 American troops have...

Olympic Torch Back in China After Protest-Filled Trip

CNS | Back on Chinese soil after a troubled trip around the world, the Olympic torch relay's journey through Hong Kong Friday will be a...

Corporate America

By Chris Hedges | The corporate state is our shadow government. Candidates who aspire to higher office get corporate money if they promote corporate interests....

Top brands in OFT price-fixing probe

By James Hall and Richard Fletcher | About 100 leading household brands, including PG Tips, Coca-Cola and Aquafresh, are at the centre of an investigation...

The Bush team’s Geneva hypocrisy

Newly released U.S. government documents, detailing how Bush administration officials punched legalistic holes in the Geneva Conventions' protections of war captives, stand in stark...

US air force calls for mission to combat climate change

By David Adam | The US air force will this week call for the world's top scientists to come together in a 21st-century Apollo-style programme...

Insects using plants as telephones

By Roland Piquepaille | A team of Dutch ecologists has found that subterranean and aboveground herbivorous insects use plants to communicate. ‘Subterranean insects issue chemical...

‘Western Leaders Are War Criminals’

By Mick Meaney - RINF | The former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, has echoed calls for Western leaders to be charged with war...

‘Sustainable’ bio-plastic can damage the environment

By John Vidal | The worldwide effort by supermarkets and industry to replace conventional oil-based plastic with eco-friendly "bioplastics" made from plants is causing environmental problems...

China is world’s largest Internet-using population

By Jane Macartney | China has overtaken the US as the world’s biggest user of the internet, thanks to a rise of more than...

Gitmo Detainees’ Mental Health Is Latest Legal Battle

By William Glaberson | Next month, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni who was once a driver for Osama bin Laden, could become the first detainee...

U.S. Islamic group argues against warrantless wiretaps

AP | An Islamic charity group is challenging the Bush administration's record use of the so-called state secrets privilege, dubbed a "killer bullet" to...

The Biofuels Scam and Food Shortages

By Mike Adams | It was one of the dumbest "green" ideas ever proposed: Convert millions of acres of cropland into fields for growing ethanol...

Is Rice the New Global Currency?

By Otto Spengler | China is exchanging its depreciating reserves of the greenback for things of value, notably rice, with deadly consequences for U.S. foreign...

Coming Soon – The Summer of Strikes

By Christine Buckley and Francis Elliott | Britain faces a wave of industrial unrest this summer as unions, emboldened by Gordon Brown’s climbdown after...

Olympic protest movement turns its sights on to sponsors

By Tania Branigan and Paul Kelso | The linked rings on every Chinese Coke bottle and the leaping athletes on each McDonald's paper bag testify to...

British government lied about Persian Gulf incident

By Paul Mitchell | Secret Ministry of Defence documents released to the Times newspaper reveal that the British government lied about the circumstances surrounding the...

Hunger Plagues Haiti and the World

By Stephen Lendman | Consumers in rich countries feel it in supermarkets but in the world's poorest ones people are starving. The reason - soaring...

Clinton on Iran Attack: ‘Obliterate Them’

By Jake Tapper | One day before Pennsylvania primary voters go to the polls, Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., spent the day trying to...

Bush Using NAFTA to Eliminate Laws

By Greg Palast |Psst! George Bush has a secret. While you Democrats are pounding each other to a pulp in Pennsylvania, the President has...

The US Economy and the Costs of War

By Dave Lindorff | Is the Iraq War to blame for America’s long-term economic decline and for the current economic crisis? Martin Neil Baily, a...

The Hidden Battle to Control the World’s Food Supply

By Amy Goodman | Food riots are breaking out across the planet. We must re-examine corporate control of the food supply. The rise in global food...

Exposed: the great GM crops myth

By Geoffrey Lean Major new study shows that modified soya produces 10 per cent less food than its conventional equivalent. Genetic modification actually cuts the productivity...

Alistair Darling in £50bn gamble to aid banks

By Robert Winnett Alistair Darling will unveil an unprecedented scheme to offer £50 billion in taxpayer-backed loans to high street mortgage lenders today in an...

Questions No One Is Bothering to Ask about Iraq

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch Can there be any question that, since the invasion of 2003, Iraq has been unraveling? And here's the curious thing: Despite...

Behind Analysts, the Pentagon’s Hidden Hand

By DAVID BARSTOW In the summer of 2005, the Bush administration confronted a fresh wave of criticism over Guantánamo Bay. The detention center had just...

Bush Replaced REX84 With New Martial Law EO

Ted Twietmeyer In May 2007, Bush signed executive new orders NSDP51 and HSDP20 to replace REX84. The older order REX84 was an older directive to...

Fighting dirty wars: spying for the arms trade

By Eveline Lubbers The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) is a well respected Quaker and Christian-based pacifist group, which believes in non-violent protest. In the...

Police Harass a Peaceful Protest

Alex Cabb Indymedia Eye-witnesses state that the biofuels demonstration was peaceful, friendly and party-like atmosphere. Witnesses also state that the Clowns were friendly and entertaining, creating a...

Defiant Brown defends his economic record

By Andrew Porter, Robert Winnett and Myra Butterworth Gordon Brown has been forced to defend his premiership and in particular his economic record as he...

The BBC as an Imperial Tool?

Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News At a time of growing public disenchantment with the major media, millions now rely on alternate sources. Many online and print...

Documents prove FBI tracks Internet and phones

FBI also spies on home soil for military, documents show; Much information acquired without court order John Byrne The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been routinely...

$3 Trillion May Be Too Low

Our original estimate of the cost of the Iraq war was too conservative: in reality the cost for the US will be much higher. By...

Breaking Through the News Filter

Peter Chamberlin  If it is true that the power belongs to the people in America, and Congress still answers to the people, then what force...

Permissible Assaults Cited in Graphic Detail

Drugging Detainees Is Among Techniques By Dan Eggen Thirty pages into a memorandum discussing the legal boundaries of military interrogations in 2003, senior Justice Department lawyer...

Torch carries Tibet debate to UK

By Jon Kelly With colourfully-dressed groups of rival supporters waving flags and chanting slogans, it had all the ingredients of a major sporting event. But...

Obama and Hillary Spin a ‘Big Lie’ About Iraq

The two Dems lie every time they discuss Iraq on the campaign trail, but the media refuse to call them on it. By Joshua Holland The...

A Deeper Look At Drugs In Our Tap Water

Cathy Sherman Picture this: Three guys go into a bar. The batender asks, "What'll you have?" "A beer", says the first guy. Second one says,...

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

I'll admit it: I used to admire John McCain. To paraphrase the UFO poster from "The X Files," I wanted to believe. Specifically, I wanted to...

Adbusters’ Ads Busted

By James H. Ewert Jr. Kalle Lasn is a fighter for the right to communicate. A privilege, says the founder of Adbusters magazine, that goes...

Nato to back US missile defence

Nato countries have agreed to back US plans to site a missile defence system in Europe, at a summit in Romania. Member states will endorse...

The Forbidden Financial Topic: U.S. National Debt

Mike Adams As we wind our way towards an election between the numerous professional liars who have been put forward as candidates for U.S. President,...

‘Terror gang plotted to blow up airliners’

Eight Islamist terrorists plotted to blow up several transatlantic airliners in mid-air using explosives disguised as soft drinks in what would have brought about...

Memo linked to warrantless surveillance

Associated Press WASHINGTON - For at least 16 months after the Sept. 11 terror attacks in 2001, the Bush administration believed that the Constitution's...

Election Madness

Howard Zinn There’s a man in Florida who has been writing to me for years (ten pages, handwritten) though I’ve never met him. He tells...

9/11 Truth Movement vs. 9/11 Truth

I found myself once again singing at an antiwar rally two weeks ago, and once again being confronted by a red-faced white man with...

A third American war crime in the making

The US Congress, the US media, the American people, and the United Nations, are looking the other way as Cheney prepares his attack on...

Federal Reserve could be given more power

America's Treasury Department will tomorrow put forward plans for a revamp of US financial regulation in an attempt to curb the lending excesses that...

Are We Really That Ill?

CHICAGO - America has reached a point where almost half its population is described as being in some way mentally ill, and nearly a...

Iraq PM offers money for arms

  Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister, has extended a deadline to April 8 for Shia fighters to hand over weapons or face "severe penalties". In a...

The Secret American-Iranian Security Deal In Iraq

Arab online newspaper published in London, is the only newspaper to report this a week ago but I waited few days to see if...

‘Saddam paid for Congressmen trip’

Saddam Hussein's intelligence agency had secretly financed a trip to Iraq by US lawmakers before the US invasion, federal prosecutors say. An indictment unsealed...

How Corporations Took Over The Supreme Court

The headquarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, located across from Lafayette Park in Washington, is a limestone structure that looks almost as majestic...

Majority of Americans view Iraq war as failure

Americans offered a much more negative view of the Iraq war than President George Bush’s verdict on its fifth anniversary today. Mr Bush said removing...

Wiretapping’s true danger

History says we should worry less about privacy and more about political spying. As the battle over reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act rages...

War Protesters Halt Traffic, Recall Dead

Protesters blocked traffic and government buildings in Washington, acted out a Baghdad street scene in Syracuse, N.Y., and banged drums in a parade through...

Premier League – Spurs hold Chelsea in epic match

Tottenham put a dent in Chelsea's title hopes by holding their London rivals to a 4-4 draw at White Hart Lane. In a game which...

The only lesson we ever learn is that we never learn

Five years on, and still we have not learnt. With each anniversary, the steps crumble beneath our feet, the stones ever more cracked, the...

Bush Still Spinning Nukes in Iran

The unanimous conclusion of the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, that Iran ceased pursuing a program of nuclear weapons in 2003, has dealt a severe...

Is this the end of traditional governments?

In the first chapter of David Rothkopf's "Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making," the author quotes Mark Malloch Brown,...

The Iraq War as a War Crime

The Iraq War — now ending its fifth bloody year — represents not only a human tragedy of enormous consequence and possibly the greatest...

Homeland Security’s Five Years of Mistakes

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just turned five years old. It seems like it was born just yesterday. The department’s growing pains have made...

McCain the Warmonger?

If you've followed Senator John McCain at all, you've heard about his tendency to, well, explode. He's erupted at numerous Senate colleagues, including many...

Clinton Would Ban Private Military Contractors

Hillary Clinton, in a speech marking the five-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, said that if elected, she would pull armed...

Chavez: Bush, genocidal terrorist

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has criticized US President George W. Bush for his latest remarks and called him a genocidal terrorist. Chavez made the...

Britain’s refugee shame

Gordon Brown has strongly criticised Robert Mugabe's regime in Zimbabwe, but now ministers are seeking to expel 1,000 desperate people back to Harare on...

Fears mount over US economy

  The US economy has been hit by more bleak news, with a series of announcements adding to an already gloomy picture. A slump in consumer...

George Bush lashes out at Hugo Chavez

George Bush has accused the Venezuelan president of "praising terrorists" and of squandering his country's oil wealth to fuel a campaign against the US. The...

Spitzer’s Shame Is Wall Street’s Gain

Tell me again: Why should we get all worked up over the revelation that the New York governor paid for sex? Will it bring...

UK Budget 2008: What it Means to You

High-polluting vehicles will be hit harder, but incentives for green cars will be introduced and fuel duty rises shelved, announced Chancellor Alistair Darling in...

CIA Holocaust Claims Twenty Million Victims

The world's number one terrorist organization, the CIA has committed heinous acts of terrorism abroad, murdering critics of US foreign and domestic policies and...

John Pilger: Australia’s hidden Empire

When the outside world thinks about Australia, it generally turns to venerable clichés of innocence — cricket, leaping marsupials, endless sunshine, no worries. Australian...

State of the root causes of debris

First of all, state phenomenon often with the debris of the "national construction," about the history. Now a lot of the root causes of...

Drug traces found in U.S. water supply

Trace amounts of pharmaceutical drugs are lurking in Louisville's drinking water, including one used to treat people with bipolar disorder and alcohol withdrawal, and...

Multiple 9/11s every day of the year

Multiple 9/11s every day of the year: Why is there no war on this terror? By Shreeram Krishnaswami "Another child will die in the time it...

Bush Calls Surveillance Bill an ‘Urgent Priority’

By DAVID STOUT and BRIAN KNOWLTON Using some of his toughest language in weeks, President Bush prodded Congress on Thursday to pass his preferred version...

Anonymous – Why we fight Scientology

1. What is Scientology? To understand Anonymous — what it is and why it exists — it is necessary to understand the Church of Scientology...

90% of ‘aid’ ends up in the pockets of US companies

As George Bush visits Africa to big up his aid profile, SchNEWS reveals how 90% of that 'aid' ends up in the pockets of...

VIDEO: The Invisible Government

John Pilger's talk on "The invisible Goverment" is an education in itself about the role of the media from the 1920's onward. Pilger explains...

Inside the world of war profiteers

From prostitutes to Super bowl tickets, a federal probe reveals how contractors in Iraq cheated the U.S. By David Jackson and Jason Grotto | Tribune...

Slavery in America

We had been on the road for hours, leaving the interstate and then digressing to smaller and smaller highways. Differing vistas of the Colorado...

The new invasion of Iraq

Up to 10,000 Turkish troops launch an incursion which threatens to destabilise the country's only peaceful region By Patrick Cockburn A new crisis has exploded in...

It’s official: Blair’s government set out to deceive us

The New Statesman  In July 2003, in the week following the death of David Kelly, a reader contacted the New Statesman and suggested that the...

Stop The War – Mass Demo 15 March

Stop the War: a mass movement to celebrate and defend Socialist Worker The 15 February 2003 demonstration reminds us of the strength of the anti-war movement...

How the C.I.A. Played Dirty Tricks With Culture

By LAURENCE ZUCKERMAN New York Times Many people remember reading George Orwell's ''Animal Farm'' in high school or college, with its chilling finale in which the...

CIA Flights Landed on British Island

CIA And Britain Admit U.S. Rendition Flights Used British Territory In 2002 Reversing an earlier claim, the CIA has acknowledged that two U.S. rendition flights...

Open government and politics

Dr. Joe Harrop: Open government and politics: Who gets what, when, how Dr. Joe Harrop There is always a tension between the need for transparency in...

4 million Iraqis struggling for food – UN

The Irish Times Four million Iraqis are struggling to feed themselves, and 40 per cent of the country's 27 million people have no safe water,...

The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA

WRH  "You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month." - CIA operative discussing with Philip...

The supporters and opponents of vote-rigging

Rani Singh Unlike in, say, American politics, pre-elections polls are bit thin on the ground in Pakistan. The results of one, however, have been published...

‘A Century of War’ Part I

By Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News F. William Engdahl is a leading researcher, economist and analyst of the New World Order who's written on issues of...

Hillary’s $5 Million Dump Truck

Marc Cooper Now that's what one might call a heckuva coincidence. A handful of weeks ago, Bill Clinton disentangles his investment partnership with billionaire Ron...

Some Of The Outrageous Lies About 9/11

By Joseph A. Lopisi It is hard to pick a place to start in terms of talking about the most outrageous lies that the Bush...

Yes, we do torture: White House finally comes clean

PETER URBAN Connecticut federal prosecutor John Durham can clear at least one task off his full plate. His criminal investigation into the destruction of CIA...

CIA Veteran Calls for Bush’s Impeachment

Ray McGovern says there is enough evidence to impeach Bush, Cheney over torture, Iraq and Iran Chris Gelken After 27 years as an analyst with the...

Tagging Alzheimer Patients

Alzheimer Tagging Labelled an 'Excuse' for Shocking Care-Home Standards Michael Jolliffe | Newstarget A controversial new scheme to electronically tag the elderly has been blasted by...

Schwarzenegger Backed Immoral Spraying

Governor Schwarzenegger Backed Immoral Sex Pheromone Spraying Continues Rami Nagel | Newstarget Sometimes bad dreams do come true. My bad dream was that the government issued...

Bush Allowed To Continue Violating Laws

Conyers Staffer Says They Are Choosing to Let Bush Continue Violating Laws By Donna Norton, Sonoma County PDA On January 25th, I had a telephone conversation...

Does the US fund energy projects in Iran?

The World Bank is reportedly using US monetary contributions to help Iran build up and develop its various industries and gas sector. The World...

No Such Thing as Bad Cholesterol?

No Such Thing as Bad Cholesterol: Dispelling the Marketing Myth Cholesterol seems to be one of those things that strikes fear into the hearts of...

How Bush Destroyed the Dollar

The Profile of a Third World Country By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS It is difficult to know where Bush has accomplished the most destruction, the Iraqi economy...

BUSH BREAKS LAW FOUR TIMES IN SIGNING NEW BILL

PROGRESS REPORT - Earlier this week, President Bush signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008, which included a statute forbidding the Bush administration...

Out of the ashes: A New World Order

Global elite signal declining superpower status of the United States, rise of new order By Daniel Taylor Comment: French TV was kind enough to inform us...

Amid record losses, Wall Street awarded itself $39 bil

By Andre Damon The five largest Wall Street banks doled out a record $39 billion in bonuses last year, according to data collected by the...

Current financial crisis was topic of Bilderberg 2006

The current financial crisis that has happened due to the Sub prime mortgage crisis was a main topic at Bilderberg 2006 in Ottowa. The green...

Guantanamo as a symbol

By Ramzy Baroud Guantanamo is a dark spot in U.S. history and shall go down in world history as a symbol of injustice and oppression 11...

The Emails that Dick Cheney Deleted

Harper's Magazine Late last week, right after official White House spokesmen made a series of either evasive or completely false statements about the mysterious case...

Bush and Bin Laden continue to benefit each other

By Robert Parry Just as Sylvester and Tweety Bird achieved lasting Hollywood fame from their comical cartoon chases, the less amusing duo of George W....

The Drugs in Your Toothpaste Can Affect Your Health

One of the fastest ways to absorb anything into the body is through the mouth. Drugs such as nitroglycerine for heart conditions and natural...

CIA Corporate Spying

They're leaving "the Company" to snoop on your company. How C.I.A. agents are pushing corporate espionage to ominous new extremes. Douglas Frantz Photograph by: Matt Hoyle In...

The Thought Police “Protect” the Constitution

 Allyson VillarsYesterday, I was ecstatic to be able to surprise John by being at the end of his march from Boston to Washington. But...

Big Business Is Even More Unpopular Than You Think

Robert Weissman The U.S. public holds Big Business in shockingly low regard. A November 2007 Harris poll found that less than 15 percent of the population...

Gitmo Torture Appeal Rejected

US appellate court rejects British victims’ suit for Guantánamo torture damages By John Burton On January 11, the United States Court of Appeals for the District...

The year of living dangerously: Bush in crisis

This year probably won’t be any worse for George W. Bush than last year or the year before, but it’s likely to be a...

Bush takes arms deal to Saudis for support against Iran

US president seeks to persuade oil-rich ally into backing Washington against Iran. The US administration is expected to formally tell Congress of a planned $20bn...

Bush’s hate speech against Iran draws UAE opposition

Several Emirati officials and commentators have voiced opposition to military action against Iran after the US president’s UAE speech. US President George W. Bush, who...

Nandigram… CPM’s hubris

Stephen Lendman and Arun Shrivastava RINF Alternative News Abstract: This review paper documents the events of Nandigram and role of the Communist Party of India Marxists...

The Pentagon Plan to Drug Troops

Chris Floyd   Penny Coleman at Alternet.com gives us a look at a new program designed to dull the moral sensibilities of American soldiers in combat...

Bush maintains illusion of Iran threat

US President George W. Bush claims Iran is a threat to global security, calling on Arab allies to join the US to confront the...

The Film About Vaccines You Simply Must See

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edikv0zbAlU&rel=1&border=1] http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=159053218219104169&hl=en This stunning censored interview (top) was cut from the TV program The Health Century due to its huge liability -- the admission that...

Dollar Mixed As Wall Street Tumbles

Associated Press The dollar rose slightly against the euro and pound on Friday, benefiting from nervous currency investors withdrawing from risky "carry trades." A slumping Wall...

Protests mark 6th anniversary of Gitmo

On the sixth anniversary of the Guantanamo Bay, protesters took to the street worldwide, with over 80 people arrested in the US capital. On...

Rudy to 9/11 heroes: “Drop dead”

Dear activists, colleagues and friends,With your help millions of Americans now know the story behind The Real Rudy, and his disastrous handling of events...

How To: Install micro wind turbines and solar panels

£25 million in grants issued for micro wind turbines and solar panels Small scale renewable energy grants worth some £25 million have now been claimed...

How to make a 100 Watt wind turbine‏

This page is all about a rather silly, quick project where in about 1 day I built a small wind generator using the following...

President Bush Torturer-in-Chief

US constitutional expert Jonathan Turley says only the United States president could have ordered the torture of al-Qaeda suspects. Following a report that the...

List of Bush Administration Scandals

List of Scandalized Administration Officials By Paul Kiel Boy, was it time for an update. Late last year we decided to take stock of all the Bush...

Sinking dollar alters the game in 2008

Templewest Almost every news network did a story in 2007 about foreigners coming to the states to shop and invest, even in real estate. What compelled this behavior? Among...

F. William Engdahl’s Seeds of Destruction

Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News Bill Engdahl is a leading researcher, economist and analyst of the New World Order who's written on issues of energy, politics...

Criminals In The Bush Administration

Criminals In The Bush Administration By- Suzie-Q TPM´s Great List of Scandalized Administration Officials Boy, was it time for an update. Late last year we decided to take...

Thousands Exposed to Poison by Government Spraying

Rami Nagel Sometimes bad dreams do come true. My bad dream was that the government issued quarantine, and forced everybody to be vaccinated for some...

VIDEO: Police use of ‘Stun Gun’ for non compliance

Police use 'Stun Gun' on suspect while booking in at police station CCTV footage with clear audio.... of a man going through booking procedure in...

Check your privacy

If your organisation is using CCTV, substance-abuse testing, or checking staff email chat, maybe you should do a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA). So the...

9/11 Truth Manifesto

Joel S. Hirschhorn For evidence that America�s political system is a criminal conspiracy, open your mind to piles of new analyses that prove beyond doubt...

Trust in the Mainstream Media at an all time low

Trust in the Media at an all time low.... 6 Bogus stories in 6 weeks On Monday October 29, 2007... The Multi-National Force Iraq turned over...

Britain bows out of a war it could never have won

By Patrick Cockburn Britain handed over security in Basra province yesterday, bringing a formal end to its ill-starred attempt over almost five years to control...

Inside the CIA’s notorious ”black sites”

A Yemeni man never charged by the U.S. details 19 months of brutality and psychological torture - the first in-depth, first-person account from inside...

Prison interrogation techniques in Israel

Gideon Levy "We have to make you do a little sports," the Shin Bet interrogator said, launching four successive days of questioning accompanied by brutal...

Remains of toxic DU bullets

By Scott Peterson BAGHDAD — At a roadside produce stand on the outskirts of Baghdad, business is brisk for Latifa Khalaf Hamid. Iraqi drivers pull...

Troops investigated over smuggling stolen guns

By Jonathan Owen and Andrew Johnson British soldiers are under investigation over the theft of a weapons cache in Iraq. The Ministry of Defence launched...

First-person account of CIA torture survivor

Cory Doctorow Today's Salon features a long first-person account of Mohamed Farag Ahmad Bashmilah, who was kidnapped to a CIA "black site" torture camp. It's...

Scepticism and 9/11

By Kevin Ryan     Thom Hartmann. In early November 2007, I had a chance to debate the issue of 9/11 Truth on the Thom Hartmann radio show,...

In London, the world gathers against war

In the end, New Labour ended up returning to the old discredited territory of the British Empire by occupying Iraq and Afghanistan. Derrick O'Keefe Earlier this...

US accuses Venezuela of secret election funding

Rory Carroll in Caracas The Guardian Prosecutors in the US have accused Venezuela of secretly funding the election campaign of Argentina's newly inaugurated president, Cristina...

Who is Jack kidding?

Liberty and the state: The erosion of our freedom is all about opinon polls and crass populism Helena Kennedy Ah, the boys are at it again....

Afghanistan: The Dollar Line

Chimes of Freedom The Battle of Musa Kala is supposedly over and the city is once more in the hands of NATO forces. There...

U.S. Government Checking Amazon Customer Records

Big Brother U.S. Government Subpoenaed Amazon.com to Obtain Book Purchasing Records of Customers Mike Adams Newly unsealed court records have revealed that the U.S. government issued...

Call for criminal inquiry as CIA destroys torture tapes

By Leonard Doyle in Washington   Senior US senators and congressmen are pressing for a criminal investigation of the CIA for obstruction of justice after it...

Satanic Pentagon To Resume Open Air Weapons Testing‏

Pentagon Appears Poised To Resume Open-Air Testing Of Biological Weapons But Says It Has Received No Presidential Directive To Break Moratorium By Sherwood RossThe Pentagon...

Confessions of a Covert Agent

Psychological Operations are my specialty Global Research artofmentalwarfare.com The author of the text below claims to be highly experienced in covert intelligence programmes and psychological operations -...

Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms

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The Precious Freedom of Association

by Fred Reed

Explain it to me, diversity. I don't get it. Everyone in the feddle gummint and all the news weasels and the academia nuts and assorted distasteful do-gooders with goiterous self-admiration are always honking and blowing about how we need diversity. Why? What is it good for?

I think we need homogeneity. Probably the greatest desire of humanity other than getting sex is avoiding diversity. Mostly, people can't stand each other. I respect their judgement.

Diversity causes nothing but trouble. Think about it. Do old people want to hang around young people? No. Do young people want to hang around old people? Generally they would rather take poison. Do liberals and conservatives want to get within rifle range of each other? No. Except conservatives, because they have rifles. Southerners and damyanks cordially detest each other, except after a few beers, when they stop being cordial. Urban folk and country folk loathe each other. Management and labor, Marine boneheads and army pukes, dogs and cats, on and on, don't nobody much like nobody.

So why do we spend so much sweat and money trying to force people to do what they don't want to do? It's all bass-ackwards. What if we tried…well…freedom? What if the gummint just left people the hell alone?

Naahhhh.

Especially nobody wants racial togetherness. Shoving races together just makes them mad at each other. If they had any desire to be together, you wouldn't have to shove them, would you?

In any city I've been in, blacks and whites work together because they have to by law, and then they go home and complain about each other. Blacks live in black neighborhoods because they want to, and whites do the same if allowed. As soon as black kids get to college, they want black dorms. The whites already have white dorms, and they think that's just fine. Night clubs in Washington aren't racially opposed to either race, but you find very few of one in the clubs of the other.

What happens when a gang of Chinese come to America? They go live in Chinatown because they want to be among their own. They don't hate everybody else and everybody else doesn't hate them. They just aren't comfortable mixing. The second generation moves out, but that's because they aren't really Chinese but Chinese-shaped Americans, eat Big Macs and listen to wretched music. By the third generation they'll be counting on their fingers like whites, maybe.

Fact is, men and women don't want to be together more than some. Men think that women are slightly nuts and they're certainly explosive and you always have to be careful not to set them off and they get ornery if you talk dirty around them, although they do it with each other. God knows what women think about men. Probably that we're crude and watch football and aren't in touch with our inner slug and don't care about feelings. It's all true.

When I was a kid in the South, at dinner parties everybody would eat together. Then the women went into the living room to talk, and the men stood in the kitchen and drank bourbon and told off-color jokes. It seemed to work. It was nice being around the women because they were more civilized than we were, or at least acted it. But there's such a thing as too much civilization.

Now, if you look around the world, nearly all the trouble we have is because of diversity getting stuck together with other kinds of diversity. It just isn't a good idea. In Gay Pair-Eee, (which in fact is probably less than half gay) the North Africans burn everything the French own. The French Canadians hate the rest of the country. The Hutsis and Tutus in Burundi or wherever butcher each other with abandon and machetes. Moslems and Hindus go at it in Kashmir. It isn't even a good idea to let Redskins fans and Cowboys fans get too close together if ethylated.

What do you think would happen in the United States if all the stuff 'em-together laws were dropped? I'll tell you. In about ten minutes the races would resegregate like whiskey and diesel oil. I'll bet offices and companies would get to be mostly women or mostly men before long because most of each flavor don't know how to get along with the other real well. It's more of an effort than with just one or the other.

In at least three ways, what diversity does besides irritate everybody is to Sovietize the country. One way is that the gummint has to make hundreds, nay thousands of stupid laws to intrude where it's got no business because if it doesn't, people will find a way not to mix. You got to watch them like a hawk. If you say they've got to hire twenty percent minorities, they'll hire the minorities best at whatever their business is. The others won't get hired. So the gummint has to make detailed laws and make everybody fill out brainless forms and be watched by bureaucrats, probably affirmative-action hires themselves, who bungle everything because that's what government does.

The second way compulsory mixing Russifies things is that it makes everybody worry about being informed on. Since different groups don't much like each other, at least lots of the time, the gummint, or management, has to make saying so a crime punishable by firing. Otherwise folks would get mad and say what they thought of each other. You'd have the equivalent of bar-room brawls every whichawhere. So people are very careful who they talk to at the water cooler. The OGPU is listening.

Finally, mandatory diversity gelds the press. When by law or policy a newspaper has to hire homosexuals, women, blacks, browns and what have you, it loses the ability to offend any of them. In effect this is censorship. It doesn't have to be imposed. Practically speaking, you can't point out very pointedly that eighty-five percent of some sordid behavior is committed by people like your boss. Or even the next reporter over. You have to live with them. So you write correct pabulum.

Sez me, we'd be better off if we had newspapers peopled exclusively by everything from loon commies singing the Internationale to bomb-everybody conservatives to race-based papers edited by Al Sharpton and David Duke. They could all fight with each other and keep each other straight. Fact is, with a diverse staff you don't get diverse published opinion. Homogeneous staffs would give you diverse newspapers. Then maybe readers wouldn't jump to the internet, the only diverse press we have.

December 14, 2005

Fred Reed is author of Nekkid in Austin: Drop Your Inner Child Down a Well.

Copyright © 2005 Fred Reed

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Kurt NimmoInfowars.comMay 8, 2013 Last November, we reported that the murder of ambassador Christopher Stevens wasn’t about a lame anti-Muslim video. It was connected to...

The Real Benghazi Story: U.S. Op to Arm al-Qaeda in Syria

Kurt NimmoPrison Planet.comMay 8, 2013 Last November, we reported that the murder of ambassador Christopher Stevens wasn’t about a lame anti-Muslim video. It was connected...

BREAKING: 3D printable gun ordered to shut down by government

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Tests for new chemical guns in late stages

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