Sunday, March 29, 2009

NEWS ON MIDDLE EAST, PEARL JAM, KUCINICH ETC

Why the End of America is Closer than You Think
Mike Adams, CounterThink.com
http://www.counterthink.com/025688.html

The Reluctant Rock Star
Jessica Bennett, Newsweek
http://www.newsweek.com/id/190240

Pearl Jam Interview
Glasswerk.co.uk
http://www.glasswerk.co.uk/features/national/5311/Pearl+Jam+Interview

Supporters Push for New Dept of Peace
Joe Maniscalco, NY Post
http://www.nypost.com/seven/03082009/news/regionalnews/brooklyn/supporters_push_for_new_dept__of_peace_214623003.htm

The Real AIG Conspiracy
Professor Michael Hudson, Global Research
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=12784

Obama to Bring More Mercenaries to Afghanistan – Sound Familiar?
Jim Hightower, Global Research
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=12934

Gold for Humanity
Robert Koehler, Tribune Media Services
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rober-koeher/gold-for-humanity_b_179591.html

Obama Press Conference Reveals Right-Wing Consensus in Washington
Patrick Martin, World Socialist
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/mar2009/obam-m25.shtml

Powerful Banks and Government Handouts to the Rich: It’s Time for Protest
Zephyr Teachout, AlterNet
http://www.alternet.org/rights/133275/powerful_banks_and_government_handouts_to_the_rich%3A_it%27s_time_for_protest/

Obama Maneuvers to Protect Wall Street Bonuses
Barry Grey, World Socialist
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/mar2009/bonu-m21.shtml

Time to Take the Steering Wheel out of Geithner’s Hands
Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post
The issue isn’t whether Geithner’s a nice guy; it’s his ideas, which are as toxic as the assets that have hamstrung the economy.
http://www.alternet.org/workplace/133076/time_to_take_the_steering_wheel_out_of_geithner%27s_hands/

They’re Not ‘Enemy Combatants’ Anymore, but Obama will Still Detain Them Without Charges
J.D. Tuccille, Civil Liberties Examiner
http://www.examiner.com/x-536-Civil-Liberties-Examiner%7Ey2009m3d16-Theyre-not-enemy-combatants-anymore-but-Obama-will-still-detain-them-without-charges

Obama Admin Moves to Protect Military Officials
Associated Press
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/mar/13/obama-admin-moves-to-protect-military-officials/

Obama: Hypocrite on Health Care, Hater on Single Payer
Bruce A. Dixon, Black Agenda Report
http://www.blackagendareport.com/?q=category/us-politics/obamarama

[Duchess Note: Many thanks to Carol [NYC], Linda [TX], Judith [NYC] and Linda [NYC] for their contributions to this blog. Stay tuned for updates on "Personal News"; plus pix from 5th Annual Peace Conference in DC and Tolkien Reading Day.]

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