Marching Off Into Tyranny

In last weekend’s edition of CounterPunch, Alexander Cockburn updates the ongoing persecution of Sami Al-Arian by federal prosecutors. Al-Arian was a Florida university professor of computer science who was ensnared by the Bush regime’s need to produce “terrorists” in order to keep Americans fearful and, thereby, amenable to the Bush regime’s assault on U.S. civil liberties. The charges against Al-Arian…

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Elect Obama or Fall Into Tyranny

As articles by John Pilger, Alexander Cockburn and Uri Avnery make clear, by groveling before the Israel lobby, Obama has dispelled any hope that his presidency would make a difference. Obama told the lobby that in order to protect Israel he would use all the powers of the presidency to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon. As in the…

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What Do We Stand For?

Americans traditionally thought of their country as a “city upon a hill,” a “light unto the world.” Today only the deluded think that. Polls show that the rest of the world regards the United States and Israel as the two greatest threats to peace. This is not surprising. In the words of Arthur Silber: “The Bush administration has announced to the…

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It Does Happen in America

Don Siegelman, a popular Democratic governor of Alabama, a Republican state, was framed in a crooked trial, convicted on June 29, 2006, and sent to federal prison by the corrupt and immoral Bush administration. The frame-up of Siegelman and businessman Richard Scrushy is so crystal clear and blatant that 52 former state attorneys general from across America, both Republicans and…

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