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Truth: A Casualty of War

Top 45 Lies in Obama’s Speech at the U.N. By David Swanson/ davidswanson.org/ September 25, 2013 1. President Obama’s opening lines at the U.N. on Tuesday looked down on people who would think to settle disputes with war. Obama was … Continue reading

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Only American Citizens Have Rights

Desmond Tutu wrote a letter to the editor in the New York Times, published Wednesday, criticizing the U.S. drone killing policy and the hypocrisy of considering a special court for American citizens while exempting judicial review of drone killings for … Continue reading

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War Crimes Vs Sex Crimes

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The Great American Killing Machine

Journalist Jeremy Scahill condemns the killing of  16-year–old Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, an American citizen assassinated in a C.I.A. drone strike in Yemen last year, as well as   other targeted assassinations under President Obama.  Scahill also points out  the increased prosecutions … Continue reading

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DOES THE CONSTITUTION STILL MATTER?

Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta: Lawsuit Challenging Targeted Killings ACLU/ October 24, 2012 The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights(CCR) have filed a lawsuit challenging the government’s targeted killing of three U.S. citizens in drone strikes far from … Continue reading

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The War Machine Drones On

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report Hillary Clinton holds a small U.S.-made drone that the Ugandan military uses in Somalia to fight al-Qaeda linked militants.(Credit: Reuters) A comprehensive report, Living Under Drones, released in last September by the Stanford International … Continue reading

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A DEBATE WITHOUT SUBSTANCE

The US Presidential Debates’ Illusion of Political Choice By Glenn Greenwald/ The Guardian/ October 4, 2012 Mitt Romney and Barack Obama participate in the first presidential debate at the University of Denver. Photograph: Charlie Neibergall/AP Wednesday night’s debate between Barack Obama and … Continue reading

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BETTER THAN EVEN BUSH

Obama Campaign Brags About Its Whistleblower Persecutions Excuse me if I don’t join in Democrats’ sycophantic cheerleading for an Obama presidency that has shredded laws and liberties By Glenn Greenwald/ The Guardian/ September 5, 2012 A US drone strike in … Continue reading

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DRONES: THE NEW TERRORISM

I have three major problems with drone warfare: (1) Assassinating real people in a video-game format with no risk to the killer strikes me as immoral. (2) Drone warfare makes war too simple to wage. We can send drones so … Continue reading

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