Monthly Archives: February 2012

Warmongers for Hire

“It is interesting to see the sources on whom NBC News executives rely to develop their understanding of the world, and it’s even more interesting to learn what they’re being told about that.” -Greenwald on the recent hawkish report that … Continue reading

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Ethical iPhones

“Our job, as consumers, is to continue to keep the pressure on until Apple decides that the risks inherent in the status quo – the risks to its brand, its staff morale, and its loyal customer base – are higher … Continue reading

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February 28, 2012

US military occupation forces in Afganistan under Commander-in-Chief Obama suffered 40 casualties in the week ending February 28, as the official casualty total for both Iraq and AfPak wars* rose to 112, 579. The total includes 79,576 casualties since the … Continue reading

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Failure

“There’s a certain impatience — I mean, there are people who don’t see how we succeed under the current conditions, and their case is getting stronger,” –Another one of those anonymous American officials, explaining the obvious about Afghanistan

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It’s Fine Over There

“The White House keeps praising these journalists … who’ve been killed … How does that square with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act … Continue reading

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February 21, 2012

US military occupation forces in Afganistan under Commander-in-Chief Obama suffered 59 combat casualties in the period ending February 21, as the official casualty total for both Iraq and AfPak wars* rose to 112, 539. The total includes 79,575 casualties since … Continue reading

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Violence was down, actually

“Pay attention: Occupy was so powerful a force for nonviolence that it was already solving Oakland’s chronic crime and violence problems just by giving people hope and meals and solidarity and conversation.” –Rebecca Solnit clarifies – violent crime in Oakland … Continue reading

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You Can’t Handle the Truth

“In any case, the situation demonstrates a growing and expanding willingness on the part of our country’s senior military leaders to use “Information Operations” even on domestic audiences to manipulate the system in order to get what they want.” –From … Continue reading

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WarPig

The neoconservative senator from Connecticut has introduced a “Sense of the Senate” resolution that would put the body on record as rejecting a situation that arguably already exists, in which Iran has the know-how to build a bomb even if … Continue reading

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February 16, 2012

US military occupation forces in Afganistan under Commander-in-Chief Obama suffered 22 combat casualties in the period ending February 15, as the official casualty total for both Iraq and AfPak wars* jumped to 112, 472 with the monthly report of “non … Continue reading

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