Archive | February, 2006

  • NAFTA Corridors: Dividing the Nation to Multiply Profits

    Click on the image for a larger view. Photo by Richard D. Vogel The NAFTA corridors system currently under construction will irreversibly divide the U.S. geographically, economically, and socially for the sake of profit.  The cumulative consequences of this “biggest engineering and construction project in the history of the U.S.” promise to be more damaging […]

  • A Mother’s Cry in Sacramento:Grassroots Activism to Prevent Youth Homicide Crisis

    Click on the image for a larger view. Rhonda Erwin and Her Allies, at the Capitol of Sacramento, Photo by Dale Crandall-Bear Rhonda Erwin is a mother who lives with her family in the city of Sacramento.  Some families there are facing an epidemic of youth violence.  Politically, the response to this crisis is police […]

  • Campus Predator

    Doug Minkler is a San Francisco Bay Area artist specializing in fundraising, outreach, and educational posters. Minkler has collaborated with ILWU, Rainforest Action Network, SF Mime Troupe, ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild, CISPES, United Auto Workers, Africa Information Network, ADAPT, Cop Watch, Street Sheet, and Veterans for Peace among others. He can be contacted at […]

  • Pentagon Database Leaves No Child Alone

    Click on the image for a larger view. Doug Minkler, “Campus Predator” (3 February 2006) All over the country, organized citizens are fighting to restrict the military’s presence in schools. But having recruiters troll high school cafeterias is just one way the Pentagon inundates our youngsters with messages to “Go Army!” Since 2002, the U.S. […]

  • The State of Bush: A Man Obsessed

    The Bush “State of the Union” speech said more about the speaker than the issues. Working people from coast to coast issued a collective groan as the wildly popular American Idol program ended, and the annual State of the Union program began.  Millions and millions of viewers found the remote and tuned out, in search […]

  • What Is behind the Bush “Oil Addiction” Remark in the “State of the Union” Speech?

    Much is being made of George W Bush’s road-to-Damascus conversion on the need for alternative energy.  “America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world,” Bush said in the annual State of the Union speech given by US Presidents at the beginning of the year. Enthusiasts for renewable energy […]

  • Kenneth Timmerman’s Iranian “Democracy” and the “Intelligence” Summit

    While George Bush, the man who controls the trigger of the world’s greatest nuclear arsenal, expresses his fear that a “non-transparent” and nuclear Iran might use its non-existent nuclear weapons to blackmail the world, and his Secretary of State tells the media that the time for talking with the regime in Tehran is over, a […]

  • Brazilian Army Study Details North American Military Presence in South America [Estudo do Exército detalha presença militar norte-americana na América do Sul]

    Brasília — Há muito tempo a América do Sul tem sido uma área estratégica para os Estados Unidos, o que levou os norte-americanos a trazerem militares na região.  Exemplo maior talvez tenha sido a Doutrina Monroe, aprovada pelo Congresso norte-americano em 1823.  Surgida como forma de impedir a recolonização européia da América, com o tempo […]