Merlin's Time - by John Michael Greer

Perhaps the most interesting responses to the discussion of mass movements here on The Archdruid Report have been those that insisted that the only alternative, either to a mass movement in the abstract or to some specific movement, was defeat and despair.

Waltzing at the Doomsday Ball - By Joe Bageant

Capitalism is dead, but we still dance with the corpse Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico

Israeli judge: Learn from Nazis - by Modi Kreitman

Retired Judge Hadassa Ben-Itto says as part of PR war, Israel should adopt tactics used to distribute Protocols of Elders of Zion LONDON – "We must learn from the Nazi tactics," Retired Israeli Judge Hadassa Ben-Itto said recently during a conference discussing ways to improve the State of Israel's PR efforts in the world.

Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani -

A tragedy that will, no doubt, be exploited in the American media. I expect to see many heart jerking stories emerge as we move closer to a war with Iran. The Government of the USA must make the enemy as repulsive as can be before they begin the killing of hundreds of mothers, just like her, and count them as a collateral damage... they won't have names or a story behind them...

Some thoughts on "patriotism" written on July 4 - by William Blum

Most important thought: I'm sick and tired of this thing called "patriotism".

Foreign Companies, Workers are Big Early Winners Under Federal Loan Guarantees for Nuclear Reactors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — July 1, 2010 — The notion that taxpayer-backed loan guarantees for more nuclear power means energy independence in the United States is a hoax that could cost unwary U.S. taxpayers tens of billions of dollars while richly benefiting profitable foreign corporations and non-U.S. workers, according to a new report from the nonprofit Nuclear Information & Resource Service (NIRS).

Hot (As in Radioactive) Potato!

Nuclear power plants and weapons factories produce a lot of highly radioactive wastes that have to be stored somewhere. But nobody seems to want them in their backyard.

Iran: remind me now, which are the terrorists? - by Habib Ahmadzadeh and Leila Zand

From an Iranian perspective it is hard to understand what the word ‘terrorist’ means in the American political lexicon. The meaning keeps changing About the authorsLeila Zand, an Iranian now living in New York, is programme co-ordinator of Fellowship of Reconciliation.

The PEC deplores and condemns the killing of 59 journalists in six months

Geneva, 5 July 2010 (PEC) – The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) announced today that during the first six months of the year from January to the end of June 59 journalists were killed in 25 countries which constitute an increase of 10% in the number of killed journalists as compared to the same period in 2009.

Is "my tree" still standing?

Some dreams leave a lasting impression on me. Some hit me like a hammer. Some dreams are funny, some sad. Few dreams wake my interest the way this one did.

Demopublicrats at Play

Brasscheck TV just sent out a video of Senate Republicans blocking subpoena power for the President's committee to investigate the Gulf oil spill and Senate Democrats acting frustrated. Acting is the key word. Here's the link to the video:

If I resided on the gulf coast

I would seriously consider gas masks and ozone generators as a way of life ... starting NOW! But I am in NO WAY an expert on health safety... or anything else for that matter...

Playing Chicken With the Taliban

I have a google alert set to "Rachel Corrie" and one of the more disgusting things that keeps popping up is a Zionist blogger who keeps saying that Rachel died "playing chicken" with an Israeli bulldozer. Of course Rachel Corrie was unarmed, was wearing a bright orange vest for visibility, and Israel isn't supposed to carry out operations where civilians could be endangered.

New Zapatista Petition - Please Sign & Post Everywhere! To the Sixth National and International The petition is in Spanish. Here's a rough translation--I'll post a better one as soon as I see one. To the Juntas of the Good Government To Zapatista Bases of Support To the National Indigenous Congress To the Indian Towns of Mexico and the World

FUBAR Summer Fundraiser Begins! (Satire)

Okay, it's officially summer in LaLaLand. We need Ten Million Dollars .....N O W ! If you don't send us money, we will shut this site down for a day or two and we don't care how you get over your Jones.

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