Nelson Mandela By Fergal Keane BBC News A look back at the life of Nelson Mandela Destroyer of apartheid To those who observed him closely, Nelson Mandela always carried himself as one who was born to lead. As his former cellmate and long time friend, Ahmed Kathrada, said recently: “He was born into a royal house and there was always that sense about him of someone who knew the meaning of...read more
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Published on Monday, October 28, 2013 by TruthDig.com by Chris Hedges An increasing number of Americans are getting it. They know that we have been stripped of political power. They recognize that we have been shorn of our most basic and cherished civil liberties, and live under the gaze of the most intrusive security and surveillance apparatus in human history. Half the country lives in poverty....read more
A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning New York Times October 5, 2013 By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and MIKE McINTIRE WASHINGTON — Shortly after President Obama started his second term, a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III gathered in the capital to plot strategy. Their push to repeal Mr. Obama’s health care law was going nowhere,...read more
A quick reader on why military intervention in Syria is a big mistake–and what we should be advocating instead. Since Syria has not attacked the United States and the UN Security Council hasn’t authorized any international military action, a U.S. strike on Syria would be unambiguously illegal under international law. But that’s not the only good reason not to attack Syria. There are...read more
Unedited footage of Egypt’s uprising E S or Egypt’s Streets on Facebook seems to have updated information on the uprising. It appears Morsi is under house arrest. for more information as the military has seized control of the media. http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/03/opinion/burleigh-rapes-tahrir-square/index.html democracy now...read more