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How Many Muslim Countries Has the US Bombed or Occupied Since 1980?

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  • The sheer casualness with which Obama yesterday called for a new AUMF is reflective of how central, how commonplace, violence and militarism are in the U.S.’s imperial management of the world.
  • Happy Halloween from the Most Violent Ruling Class in Human History 

Glenn Greenwald, the Intercept 

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Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 |  Barack Obama, in his post-election press conference yesterday, announced that he would seek an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) from the new Congress, one that would authorize Obama’s bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria—the one he began three months ago. If one were being generous, one could say that seeking congressional authorization for a war that commenced months ago is at least better than fighting a war even after Congress explicitly rejected its authorization, as Obama lawlessly did in the now-collapsed country of Libya.

When Obama began bombing targets inside Syria in September, I noted that it was the seventh predominantly Muslim country that had been bombed by the U.S. during his presidency (that did not count Obama’s bombing of the Muslim minority in the Philippines). I also previously noted that this new bombing campaign meant that Obama had become the fourth consecutive U.S. President to order bombs dropped on Iraq. Standing alone, those are both amazingly revealing facts. American violence is so ongoing and continuous that we barely notice it any more. Just this week, a U.S. drone launched a missile that killed 10 people in Yemen, and the dead were promptly labeled “suspected militants” (which actually just means they are “military-age males”); those killings received almost no discussion.

Glenn Greenwald, winner of the Polk Award for national security reporting, is an American columnist, blogger, and author. He was a columnist for Guardian US from August 2012 to October 2013. He was a columnist for Salon.com from 2007 to 2012.

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Happy Halloween from the Most Violent Ruling Class in Human History, Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report

  • US intelligence increasingly became a training ground for willing mercenaries to earn Western cash by creating bloody social strife in all corners of the world.” 
  • “The US ruling class is at war with exploited peoples everywhere.”
  • “The Terrorists R Us.”

 

 

Happy Halloween from the Most Violent Ruling Class in Human History

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  • “US intelligence increasingly became a training ground for willing mercenaries to earn Western cash by creating bloody social strife in all corners of the world.” 
  • “The US ruling class is at war with exploited peoples everywhere.”
  • “The Terrorists R Us.”

Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report

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Bomb%20with%20US%20Flag.jpgWed, 10/29/2014 The hysteria around the Ebola virus and ISIS has rebooted the fear that so torments the American psyche. Washington and the corporate media have done a masterful job hiding the truth behind both matters. US imperialism is indeed responsible for these debacles, neither of which has to exist at all. Ebola can be treated medically and the end of neo-colonialism in Africa would go a long way toward this end. ISIS's stream of arms, funds, and intelligence assets come directly from the Gulf monarchies, Turkey, Israel, and the United States itself. With Halloween approaching, it is more apparent than ever that the horror stories emanating from the corporate media will not stop until there is a mass understanding of the source of the overall nightmare: the US ruling class.

In George Jackson's seminal text and manifesto, Blood in my Eye, the revolutionary author rightfully explains that the US "is a huge nation dominated by the most reactionary and violent ruling class in the history of the world, where the majority of the people just simply cannot understand that they are existing on the misery and discomfort of the world." Jackson wrote this behind prison walls after the US anti-war movement had conducted mass protests against the US invasion of Vietnam. The Black Panther Party helped lead the anti-imperialist social movement that taught thousands of Americans what the US war machine was all about. Draft cards were burned, universities were shut down, and millions took to the streets. However, after the Vietnamese struggled to independence and the US government ended the draft, US imperialism made changes to the nature of war in ways that the American left has yet to recover from. 

Danny Haiphong is an organizer and case manager in the Boston area.

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“The Terrorists R Us.” Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research

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  • The Criminalization of the United Nations
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Communities in Resistance: Presentes!

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  • Converge on Ft. Benning, GA
  • November 21-23, 2014

SOA Watch

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522.jpg Join thousands at SOA Watch's 25th anniversary Vigil at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia, where we will remember the martyrs and denounce continued SOA violence against our brothers and sisters in Latin America.

Friday:
Workshops, Plenary & Concert
Saturday:
Stewart Detention Center Vigil, Saturday Rally at the Gates of Fort Benning with speakers & musicians, Workshops & Concert
Sunday: Vigil & solemn funeral procession 

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Jesuit massacre in El Salvador.

In spite of US efforts, the Salvadoran government is today led by a former FMLN guerilla fighter, and the country is shifting away from iron fist policies, toward participation- based community models for violence prevention and law Converge%20on%20Benning%202014.jpgenforcement. However, US-supported political repression not a thing of the past, but a grim reality today in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and in many other places. The School of the Americas continues to train repressive militaries, now under the name of Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. The repression continues so the Resistance can't stop. Join us from November 21-23, 2014 at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia to speak out against empire and militarization. Be part of creating a new culture of justice. Stand up for dignity, and self-determination.

During this 25th annual November Vigil, we will emphasize on the connections between the past and the present by focusing on the ways in which the SOA violence of today continues to be just as real and destructive as it was when the school was first created in 1946. Events in countries like Honduras, Colombia and Mexico are perfect examples of that and we will focus our attention on the parallels between the repression of popular movements in Latin America and the criminalization of communities of color and social movements in the United States. Also, we seek to expose SOA violence, in conjununction with U.S. foreign policy and free trade agreements, as major factors for understanding the root causes of migration from Latin America to the U.S.

Full story … See you from November 21-23, 2014 at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia

 

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Overthrowing Other People’s Governments, William Blum, Global Research

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  • The Master List of U.S. “Regime Changes”
  • “The Terrorists R Us”
  • Gary Kohls' Submission Notes on Overthrowing Other People’s Governments

In U.N. Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

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  • We broadcast the speech of world-renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky, who recently spoke in the hall of the U.N. General Assembly "The pattern that was set in January 1976 continues to the present," said Chomsky. "Israel, with the unremitting and decisive support of the United States — military, economic, diplomatic and ideological, for many years has been devoting extensive resources to ensuring a settlement of these terms will not be implemented ."
  • “The Terrorists R Us.”

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

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Bomb%20with%20US%20Flag.jpgWednesday, October 22, 2014 | Amy Goodman: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday he is setting up an investigation into the attacks on U.N. facilities during Israel’s recent assault on Gaza. Some 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilian, were killed in the conflict, along with 67 Israeli soldiers and six civilians in Israel.

Well, today we spend the hour with Professor Noam Chomsky, world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author. He’s Institute Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he’s taught for more than half a century. In a rare event that took place last Tuesday, 800 people packed the hall of the U.N. General Assembly to see Noam Chomsky—ambassadors and the public from around the world. The event was hosted by the [Committee on the] Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. Noam Chomsky gave a major address, and I followed with a public interview. First, the speech.

Amy Goodman is an American award-winning broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author. Goodman's investigative journalism career includes coverage of the East Timor independence movement and Chevron Corporation's role in Nigeria.

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“The Terrorists R Us.” Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research

  • The Islamic State “Big Lie”
  • The Criminalization of the United Nations
  • What To Do About ISIS

 

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