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An American World of War: What to Watch for in 2010
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Lunes, 4 de enero del 2010

Source: TomDispatch by Tom Engelhardt & Nick Turse January 3, 2010 According to the Chinese calendar, 2010 is the Year of the Tiger.  We don’t name our years, but if we did, this one might prospectively be called the Year of the Assassin. We, of course, think of ourselves as something like the peaceable kingdom.  After all, the shock [...]

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Welcome to Orwell’s World 2010
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Domingo, 3 de enero del 2010

Source: New Stateman by John Pilger December 30, 2009 In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate called Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that “passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’, ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past’.” Barack Obama is the leader of a contemporary Oceania. [...]

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Terrorism Is a Cost of Empire
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Jueves, 31 de diciembre del 2009

Source: Hornberger’s Blog by Jacob G. Hornberger December 28, 2009 To justify the federal government’s massive post-9/11 infringements on civil liberties, the proponents of Big Government have sometimes said, “There hasn’t been another major terrorist attack on the United States since 9/11. ” I have responded with the following: “But if there had been another major terrorist attack, you [...]

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‘Afghan Civilians Killed’ in US/Nato Military Operations; School Children Among Dead
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Jueves, 31 de diciembre del 2009

Source: Agence France-Presse December 28, 2009 KABUL – Ten civilians, mostly school children, have been killed during Western military operations in eastern Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai’s office said Monday, citing “initial reports”. Karzai condemned the killings, which his statement said took place in Kunar province, which borders Pakistan, on Saturday. “Initial reports indicate that in a series of operations [...]

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Is China Winning the Global War on Terror?
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Jueves, 31 de diciembre del 2009

Source: Danger Room by Noah Shachtman December 30, 2009 That’s the thought that ran through my head, as I read about China’s $3.4 billion copper-mining effort southeast of Kabul. It’s “by far the largest foreign investment project in war-torn Afghanistan,” according to the New York Times. And it’s hardly China’s only investment in an American battlefield. Earlier this [...]

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The Global War on Stealth Underwear
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Jueves, 31 de diciembre del 2009

Source: Truthdig by Robert Scheer December 30, 2009 There is no “war” against terrorism. What George W. Bush launched and Barack Obama insists on perpetuating does not qualify. Not if by war one means doing the obvious and checking a highly suspicious air traveler’s underwear to see if explosives have been sewn in. If Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had [...]

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Threats to Yemen Prove America Hasn’t Learned the Lesson of History
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Jueves, 31 de diciembre del 2009

Source: The Independent Extraordinarily, the US is making exactly the same mistake as in Iraq and Afghanistan by Patrick Cockburn December 31, 2009 We are the Awaleq Born of bitterness We are the sparks of hell He who defies us will be burned This is the tribal chant of the powerful Awaleq tribe of Yemen, in which they bid defiance to the world. [...]

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Rethink Afghanistan
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Viernes, 25 de diciembre del 2009

Source: Brave New Foundation Director: Robert Greenwald Rethink Afghanistan is a ground-breaking, full-length documentary focusing on the key issues surrounding this war. President Obama has committed 35,000 more troops to Afghanistan. This decision raises serious questions about troops, costs, overall mission, and exit strategy. Historically, it has been Congress’ duty to ask questions in the form of [...]

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No more war: the real enemy is here, not abroad
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Jueves, 24 de diciembre del 2009

versión en español abajo Find out more here: March Forward! Our real enemy is not the ones living in a distant land whose names or policies we don’t understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it’s profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it’s profitable, the Insurance Companies who deny [...]

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El papel del Pentágono en la catástrofe global: estragos climáticos más crímenes de guerra
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Miércoles, 23 de diciembre del 2009

Fuente: International Action Center Traducción: Germán Leyens, Rebelión por Sara Flounders 18 de diciembre, 2009 Al evaluar la conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el cambio climático en Copenhague – con más de 15.000 participantes de 192 países, y más de 100 jefes de Estado, así como 100.000 manifestantes en las calles – es importante preguntar: ¿Cómo es posible [...]

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