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  • Americans need to understand that they have lost their country. The rest of the world needs to recognize that Washington is not merely the most complete police state since Stalinism, but also a threat to the entire world. The hubris and arrogance of Washington, combined with Washington’s huge supply of weapons of mass destruction, make Washington the greatest threat that has ever existed to all life on the planet. Washington is the enemy of all humanity.
  • The Two Faux Democracies Threaten Life On Earth
  • Chomsky: Why the Rest of the World No Longer Wants to be Like U.S.

Paul Craig Roberts, Institute for Political Economy

 

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JusticeNovember 7, 2013 | “No legal issue arises when the United States responds to a challenge to its power, position, and prestige." Dean Acheson , 1962, speaking to the American Society of International Law.

Dean Acheson declared 51 years ago that power, position, and prestige are the ingredients of national security and that national security trumps law. In the United States democracy takes a back seat to “national security,” a prerogative of the executive branch of government. 

Paul Craig Roberts is an American economist and a columnist for Creators Syndicate. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and was noted as a co-founder of Reaganomics.

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The Two Faux Democracies Threaten Life On Earth, Paul Craig Roberts, Institute for Political Economy / Daily Sheeple

For the past 68 years, most military aggression can be sourced to the US and Israel. Yet, these two originators of wars pretend to be the victims of aggression. It is Israel that has a nuclear arsenal that is illegal, unacknowledged, and unaccountable. It is Washington that has drafted a war plan based on nuclear first strike. The rest of the world is correct to view these two rogue unaccountable governments as direct threats to life on earth. 

 

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Chomsky: Why the Rest of the World No Longer Wants to be Like U.S., Noam Chomsky, AlterNet

  • Many countries in the world see the U.S. as the single greatest external threat to their societies.
  • The Two Faux Democracies Threaten Life On Earth
  • Why Obama Can't Make Peace in Israel-Palestine

Charles Pierce | The Fukushima Crisis Comes to the States

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  • The catastrophe at the Fukushima nuclear power plant - aka Yesterday's Tragedy - appears to be ongoing, and Alaska now has become part of the story. Some radiation has arrived in northern Alaska and along the west coast. That's raised concern over contamination of fish and wildlife. 
  • Fuel Removal From Fukushima's Reactor 4 Threatens 'Apocalyptic' Scenario
  • The Crisis at Fukushima's Unit 4 Demands a Global Take-Over

Charles Pierce, Esquire Magazine

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Alaska GlacierRadiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has reached parts of the north and west coasts of Alaska. (photo: CBC)

Nov 12, 2013 | The catastrophe at the Fukushima nuclear power plant -- aka Yesterday's Tragedy -- appears to be ongoing, and Alaska now has become part of the story.

Some radiation has arrived in northern Alaska and along the west coast. That's raised concern over contamination of fish and wildlife. More may be heading toward coastal communities like Haines and Skagway. Douglas Dasher, a researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, says radiation levels in Alaskan waters could reach Cold War levels. "The levels they are projecting in some of the models are in the ballpark of what they saw in the North Pacific in the 1960s," he said.

Charles P. Pierce Charlie has been a working journalist since 1976. He is the author of four books, most recently Idiot America. He lives near Boston with his wife but no longer his three children.

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Fuel Removal From Fukushima's Reactor 4 Threatens 'Apocalyptic' Scenario, Andrea Germanos,  Common Dreams

Thursday, October 24, 2013 | An operation with potentially "apocalyptic" consequences is expected to begin in a little over two weeks from now - "as early as November 8" - at Fukushima's damaged and sinking Reactor 4, when plant operator TEPCO will attempt to remove over 1300 spent fuel rods holding the radiation equivalent of 14,000 Hiroshima bombs from a spent fuel storage tank perched on the reactor's upper floor.

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The Crisis at Fukushima's Unit 4 Demands a Global Take-Over, Harvey Wasserman, Common Dreams 

  • We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Chomsky: Why the Rest of the World No Longer Wants to be Like U.S.

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  • Many countries in the world see the U.S. as the single greatest external threat to their societies.
  • The Two Faux Democracies Threaten Life On Earth
  • Why Obama Can't Make Peace in Israel-Palestine

Noam Chomsky, AlterNet

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November 5, 2013  |  During the latest episode of the Washington farce that has astonished a bemused world, a Chinese commentator wrote that if the United States cannot be a responsible member of the world system, perhaps the world should become "de-Americanized" — and separate itself from the rogue state that is the reigning military power but is losing credibility in other domains.

The Washington debacle's immediate source was the sharp shift to the right among the political class. In the past, the U.S. has sometimes been described sardonically — but not inaccurately — as a one-party state: the business party, with two factions called Democrats and Republicans.

Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist. 

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The Two Faux Democracies Threaten Life On Earth, Paul Craig Roberts, Institute for Political Economy, Daily Sheeple

For the past 68 years, most military aggression can be sourced to the US and Israel. Yet, these two originators of wars pretend to be the victims of aggression. It is Israel that has a nuclear arsenal that is illegal, unacknowledged, and unaccountable. It is Washington that has drafted a war plan based on nuclear first strike. The rest of the world is correct to view these two rogue unaccountable governments as direct threats to life on earth. 

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Why Obama Can't Make Peace in Israel-Palestine, Sarah Gold, Foreign Policy in Focus 

Noam Chomsky | The US-Mexican Border, an Architecture of Violence

The US-Mexican border, like most borders, was established by violence - and its architecture is the architecture of violence. 

Interview article with Noam Chomsky by Graham Cairns, Architecture_Mps

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U.S.-Mexico Pacific Ocean border. Tijuana, Mexico. Photo:Scott Shelter

October 1, 2013 | Emeritus Professor in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT, Avram Noam Chomsky is amongst the world’s most cited living scholars. Lauded as the ‘father’ of modern linguistics and instigator of the ‘cognitive revolution’  he was voted the “world’s top public intellectual” in 2005. He is, however, best known, and at his most controversial, in the fields of political criticism and activism. Perhaps the most prolific author alive today he has engaged with issues ranging from the Vietnam War, US policy in South and Central America, what he calls the ‘US-Palestinian-Israeli problem’, the Spanish Civil War and the Indonesian invasion of East Timor, to name but a few. The scope of his thinking is nothing short of immense.

Despite this range of subjects, however, one area that Chomsky has not discussed is the built environment. Here, for the first time he is asked to consider the contemporary infrastructure of the United States in the context of his writings, criticism, and thought. In doing so, he discusses the military infrastructure crossing large swathes of the southern United States in the form of the US-Mexican border. He also discusses urban sprawl as a product of what he calls “social engineering”—a project conceived and orchestrated by a sophisticated web of affiliations across the government and the private sector. Caught up in this, he also pinpoints the subprime crisis and the current economic recession as the result of a matrix of forces within which architecture inevitably played a role. In short, he offers his particular perspective on what lies behind some of America’s most conspicuous architectural and infrastructural projects.

Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist.

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