Peace Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning

If you haven't already, you really should read Chris Hedges' book 'War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.' The portrait of war and wartime propaganda and emotion is brilliant and deadly accurate. But the headline is misleading.


The U.S. Was Against Torture Before It Was For It

Never did I imagine the country that I love would actively advocate torture. I knew there would always be isolated incidents. A rogue intelligence agent, the rare sadistic member of the military, a sick law enforcement or corrections officer.


Domestic Cats' Impact on Wildlife

Most environmental advocates believe that keeping cats indoors is better for both the health of the felines themselves and for their prey.


Voices Raised Against Poverty at UN

Officials, diplomats and activists joined their voices against poverty during a meeting that took place in the gardens of the UN headquarters in New York.


U.S. Income Inequality Is Growing, and It’s Not a Temporary Blip

The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans earned 21.2 percent of all income in 2005, according to new data from the Internal Revenue Service. That is up sharply from 19 percent in 2004, and surpasses the previous high of 20.8 percent set in 2000, at the peak of the previous bull market in stocks.


Latino Congreso Sets 2008 Agenda

Some 2,000 Latino leaders and activists from throughout the United States met here Oct. 5-9 to map an action plan and social justice program for the 2008 elections.


US Air Force Declares Nuclear Weapons Flight an 'Accident'

The U.S. Air Force said on Friday that the incident of mishandling nuclear warheads in August was an 'unacceptable mistake' of a sort that had never happened before.


Atlanta Voice Publisher was Partner in Public Housing Demolition

Janis Ware, the Publisher of The Atlanta Voice newspaper, a local Black newspaper, was a partner in the Atlanta Housing Authority’s redevelopment of the McDaniel-Glen public housing community.


U.S. Will Tip Its Hand Before Attacking Iran

If Bush and Cheney attack Iran, we will almost certainly know it's coming. For months prior to the invasion of Iraq, even while the corporate media bombarded us with the pretense that Bush and Cheney had not yet decided on war, other stories further back in the pages of newspapers and on the internet informed us.


Optimistic About Healthcare

I am feeling excited and optimistic. I have friends who are really depressed – and there is plenty to be depressed about, particularly after seeing the Congress bow low again at the feet of the President as he vetoes children’s health.

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