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The universe unraveling - by William Blum

The Southeast Asian country of Laos in the late 1950s and early 60s was a complex and confusing patchwork of civil conflicts, changes of government and switching loyalties. The CIA and the State Department alone could take credit for engineering coups at least once in each of the years 1958, 1959 and 1960.

In Amerika there will never be a real debate - by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

God help them if Obama and Romney ever had to participate in a real debate about a real issue at the Oxford Union. They would be massacred.

Suffrage as Nihilism: Voting is Dead - by Sam Rocha

I’ve seen and heard an election dogma that can only be described as pure, unadulterated nihilism. A complete void of being. It goes as follows: “it doesn’t matter who you vote for, the only important thing is that you vote.” Another version plays with words a bit: “the only wrong choice is not to vote.”

How clever!

Re: 2012 so-called US Presidential Selection - by S. Brian Willson

What a distraction an election is from serious pursuit of our human responsibilities and sensitivities.

Statement on Solitary Confinement - by Mumia Abu-Jamal (Newslink)

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Jimmy Carter Gets It Wrong - by Mark E. Smith

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Carter: 'Financial corruption' harms US elections

By BILL BARROW Associated Press

All War IS Local - by S. Brian Willson

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense [sic] than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr., “A Time To Break Silence,” April 4, 1967, Riverside Church, New York City

Some History of Embassies and Asylum - by Bill Blum

"We pledge allegiance to the republic for which America stands and not to its empire for which it is now suffering." 1

Louis XVI needed a revolution, Napoleon needed two historic military defeats, the Spanish Empire in the New World needed multiple revolutions, the Russian Czar needed

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