Browsing All posts tagged under »Libya«

US censorship of war casualties (a must read)

July 28, 2011

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Censorship of war casualties in the US – Opinion – Al Jazeera English. more and more (though still few and far between) I’m seeing articles that are honestly discussing what is happening in american politics.  This is a pretty long article, and i highly suggest reading it, but here are some of the points i […]

2 Top Lawyers Lost to Obama in Libya War Policy Debate

June 17, 2011

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2 Top Lawyers Lost to Obama in Libya War Policy Debate – NYTimes.com.: Presidents have the legal authority to override the legal conclusions of the Office of Legal Counsel and to act in a manner that is contrary to its advice, but it is extraordinarily rare for that to happen. Under normal circumstances, the office’s […]

6 wars obviously isn’t enough

June 15, 2011

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The Militarization of America: How the Military Mindset Is Permeating Our Political Culture and Society | | AlterNet.: With the latest news (revealed last week by the New York Times) that the U.S. has launched a significant “intensification” of its secret air campaign against Yemeni tribesmen believed to be connected with al-Qaeda, the U.S. is now involved […]

Gaddafi Troops Raping, Issued Viagra

April 29, 2011

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Gaddafi Troops Raping, Issued Viagra: U.S. Envoys. If it is true that Gaddafi’s troops are being issued Viagra, diplomats said, it could indicate that they are being encouraged by their commanders to engage in rape to terrorize the population in areas that have supported the rebels. The use of rape as a weapon during wartime […]

Race&Abortion.Libya.Love

April 9, 2011

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From Sociological Images, a discussion on the racialized abortion campaigns: Many women have abortions because they cannot afford to raise a(nother) child.  They would bring the fetus to term if only they weren’t all-but-crushed under the burdens of under-served neighborhoods, shitty public education, a dearth of jobs that pay a living wage, a criminal justice […]

Instead of eating lunch

April 7, 2011

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I’m perusing and sharing. First up, some more food for thought around “Obama’s” action in Libya (as if our whole government isn’t involved).  He said it would be days, not weeks, and two weeks later we’re still there: That might not sound like a big deal. Except it emphasizes that Obama, like several presidents before […]

Credibility… WHAT credibility?

March 28, 2011

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This article questions if American credibility is at stake for Obama and Libyan policies…. Flash forward three decades, and we find the President of the United States being warned — by, among others, those who claim to be Reagan’s heirs — that he has “put the credibility of the United States on the line” in […]