Saturday, November 25, 2006

Just Another Poor Boy ... 

Off to Fight a Rich Man's War ...

Incestuous Amplification ... 

or believing your own propaganda ...

The Best War Ever! 

An interview with John Stauber.

Friday, November 24, 2006

The Disappeared: Where Are They? 

New Statesman, Nov. 20:

by Stephen Grey

More than 7,000 prisoners have been captured in America's war on terror. Just 700 ended up in Guantanamo Bay. Between extraordinary rendition to foreign jails and disappearance into the CIA's "black sites", what happened to the rest? ...

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

US Military to Continue "Topping" Off Fuel Tanks at Shannon 

RTE (Irish Public Broadcasting), Nov. 23

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dermot Ahern, has told the Dáil that the Government has no plans to reconsider its decision to allow the US military to use Shannon Airport.

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George W. Bush: "If you are not with us, you are with the terrorists." 

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Late Bloomer Robert Altman Dies 

Guardian, Nov. 21:

Robert Altman, arguably the most colourful and distinctive film-maker of his generation, has died in a hospital in Los Angeles, California. He was 81 years old.

A late bloomer, Altman was a middle-aged TV director when he took over the reins of 1969's Korean war satire MASH, reportedly after 17 other directors had turned it down. The movie tapped into a groundswell of opposition to the war in Vietnam and became a mammoth hit. It also established the director's genius for loose-limbed narratives and multi-tracked sound recording; a kind of controlled chaos that caught the mood of a culture in flux.

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Talking About a Revolution 

Monday, November 20, 2006

Reichstag Fire 

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Loose Change 

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