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Delusions of Constitutional Reform - by Mark E. Smith

Joel S. Hirschhorn has written an excellent article for Global Research in which he explains why the Constitution of the United States of America is outdated and why we need a new one, not just reforms to the old one:

Losing Constitutional Competition

The Saga of Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, and Wikileaks, to be put to ballad and film - by William Blum

 

"Defense lawyers say Manning was clearly a troubled young soldier whom the Army should never have deployed to Iraq or given access to classified material while he was stationed there ... They say he was in emotional turmoil, partly because he was a gay soldier at a time when homosexuals were barred from serving openly in the U.S.

COINTELPRO: The FBI's War on Black America - (video)

This is a good one to show to those who object to a diversity of tactics in the Occupy Movement.

Here's what it says under the video on YouTube:

Incident in New Baghdad: (Open Letter to Former US Soldiers and Critics of Ethan McCord) - by Carol Grayson

INCIDENT IN NEW BAGHDAD: (OPEN LETTER TO US SOLDIERS AND CRITICS OF ETHAN MCCORD)

Haiti History 101: The Haitian Tuskegee Airmen - by Kathleen Cherie (Newslink)

 

This appears to be copyrighted material, so I'm just posting a link, but it is fascinating history, including photos, what happened to them later on, plus some references to books, and a very interesting new film.

The World War on Democracy - by John Pilger

Lisette Talate died the other day. I remember a wiry, fiercely intelligent woman who masked her grief with a determination that was a presence. She was the embodiment of people’s resistance to the war on democracy.

Teach, Brother Monteiro, Teach! - (video)

 

 
 
 

 

The Varieties of Pissing - by Arthur Silber

 

Here is William Blum describing the destruction of Iraq by the United States (offered by Chris Floyd in a recent post; emphasis added):

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