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The US has become a totalitarian nation since the enactment of the NDAA by Congress and signed by President Obama.
State “civil-forfeiture”(CF) laws aimed at drug kingpins are being twisted to confiscate the property of people “never charged with a crime,” The New Yorker magazine (August 12) asserts.
U.S. corporations that reap billions from making nuclear weapons have “a direct voice” as to “their use and deployment,” a distinguished political scientist warns.
More than 30 top U.S. officials, including presidents G.W. Bush and Obama, are guilty of war crimes or crimes against peace and humanity “legally akin to those perpetrated by the former Nazi regime in Germany,” the distinguished American international law authority Francis Boyle charges.
NATO is a “dangerous” instrument of American aggression that is undermining the United Nations and “must be abolished,” a former Assistant Secretary-General of the UN says.
When it came to opening a new health center in his own congressional district, Republican Paul Ryan---yes, the same one who is denouncing Obamacare around the country---wrote to the Federal department of Health and Human Services begging for bucks.
The United States has worked across Latin America to enrich private clients at the expense of the pauperized masses, Professor of Sociology Emeritus James Petras of Binghamton University, N.Y., charges.
Muslims may make up fewer than one percent of the U.S. population but they were nearly 13 percent of victims of religious-based hate crimes in 2010, “The Nation” magazine reports (July 2nd).
“A unilateral preventive attack” on Iran by the United States would be viewed by many countries “as a breach of international law,” a former high American Defense Department official has warned his country.
Few books of our time are proving to be as prophetic as Chalmers Johnson’s “The Sorrows of Empire,” published in 2004 by Henry Holt & Co. Its description of the impact of the Pentagon’s war machine on our civil liberties and economy today appears largely to be right on the mark.
Despite President Obama's pledge to end torture, the brutalization of Muslim prisoners at Guantanamo prison continues under his regime.
"If there's any nation in the world that is well on the way to meriting the admittedly vague label of 'fascist,' surely it is the United States," political journalist Alexander Cockburn asserts.
Although President Obama’s top counter-terrorism adviser says caution is exercised when making drone attacks, official U.S. announcements often state that suspects are killed.
Just looking at the facts, it appears far more likely that the U.S. will attack Iran again than Iran would attack the U.S. or Israel, America’s Middle East pawn. I say “again” because the U.S. has already an embarrassing record of aggression against Iran, so, if past is prologue, the U.S./Israeli alliance will strike Iran, not the other way around.
The U.S. should end all aid to Israel if it attacks Iran, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk says.
If the Iraq war is over and the Afghan war is winding down, what is prompting the remorseless expansion of the Pentagon's vast network of overseas military bases?
The tragic killing of Trevon Martin in Sanford, Fla., has provoked national outrage and is also the subject of a Justice Department probe.
How shall the world view the apology by President Obama for the massacre of 16 Afghan villagers allegedly by a lone U.S. serviceman in Kandahar Province when the President is himself personally responsible for the extra-judicial killing of hundreds of civilians by means of drone aircraft strikes whose crime he defends?
Although President Obama says “now is not the time for bluster” about Iran, his administration “has adopted a strategic approach that is moving the United States closer to war,” “The Nation” magazine warns in a March 26th editorial.
The Pentagon is attempting to quash coverage of its activities by alleging that any reporter seeking classified information is collaborating with the source and guilty of conspiracy to commit espionage, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says.
Republican Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate of either party to tell the truth that America is “slipping into a fascist system.”
There are nearly 25,000 inmates being held in solitary confinement in the U.S., some of them put there for filing grievances or lawsuits, “The Catholic Worker” reports.
You know you live in a police state when the president allows the military to continuously harass a prisoner against whom no crime has been proven by interrupting him every five minutes of the day to ask him, “Are you okay?” and forces him to stand to attention naked at roll call.
To what extent, if any, did the U.S. Department of Homeland Security(DHS) participate in the slaughter of scores of Kingston, Jamaica’s, Tivoli Gardens residents on May 24th, 2010?
“I believe,” warned James Madison in a speech to the Virginia Convention on June 16, 1788, “there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
Iran has a creative opportunity to slow the cycle of deteriorating relations with the U.S. by reconsidering the death sentence of a former Marine it just convicted as a CIA spy.
It may come as a surprise to Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum but the U.S. is obligated under international law to the peaceful resolution of its grievance against Iran.
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