Friday, 2. September 2011

Five GOP Presidential Candidates Have Proposed Eliminating Capital Gains Tax, a $1 Trillion Giveaway to the Rich

Pat Garofalo, ThinkProgress: 'Republicans have proven time and again that they really love tax cuts for the wealthy, but completely eliminating the capital gains tax is nothing but a pure handout to the ultra-rich. At the moment, the richest 0.1 percent of Americans pay 44 percent of the capital gains tax, and 68.3 percent of the tax is paid by the richest 1 percent. The bottom 95 percent of Americans pay just 10 percent of capitals gains taxes. But the tax still brings in a substantial amount of revenue. Complete repeal, using data from the Congressional Budget Office, would cost about $1 trillion over 10 years.'

What Really Happened on 9/11?


You Only Believe the Official 9/11 Story Because You Don t Know the Official 9/11 Story

By Jesse Richard

I have not met a single individual who, after doing research on the subject then, switched from questioning the official narrative of the events of 9/11/2001 to believing the official narrative of those events.. It is always the other way around. Why do you think that is?

Was War the Only Answer to 9/11?

By Noam Chomsky

'The jihadi movement could have been split and undermined after 9/11 if the 'crime against humanity' had been approached as a crime.'

Looking Back on 9/11 a Decade Later

By Democracy Now!

'We should understand where atrocities come from. They don t come from nowhere. And if we are serious, we should try to do something about what is the basis for them.'

With 9/11 No Need for "Seven Days in May"

By Philip A. Farruggio

The hypocrites who wear those Republican, Democrat and Tea Party buttons on their election cycle lapels only care about serving the empire. Who is this empire? Who makes bundles of money from phony wars, illegal invasions and occupations?


Imperial delusions

by Robert Jansen


Ten years later, we are still right and it still doesn t matter. There s a simple reason for this: Empires rarely learn in time, because power tends to dull people s capacity for critical self-reflection. While ascending to power, empires believe themselves to be invincible. While declining in power, they cling desperately to old myths of remembered glory...

After 9/11: ten years of a war against ? who?

by Fred Furedi


One virtue of war is that it often provides society with an unusual degree of clarity about political issues. War tempts us with an irresistibly simple choice between Them and Us, enemy and friend, wrong and right, annihilation or survival. That kind of thinking came very easily during the Cold War. Every schoolboy knew that They - the so-called Evil Empire - were hellbent on destroying Us and our democratic way of life...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


9/11 and the Imperial Mentality

9/11: A Murderous PR Stunt That Launched A Deadly Decade-Long Propaganda War

10 Years of 9/11 Wars is Enough

Is America a force for good in the world?
by Justin Raimondo


The idea that American imperialism could be a force for 'good,' with a 'progressive' president holding the reins, was never very convincing. But even I never expected to be confronted with the ultimate irony: the first African-American President appears to be responsible, in part, for a large scale anti-black pogrom. This is his signal foreign policy 'accomplishment'...

The end of our empire

Truth To Power
by James Mann


All empires fail, and Fox News notwithstanding, ours is not 'the greatest glory God ever placed on the earth.' We will fail, one only wonders if it will be graceful or brutal. In any event, it s past the point of if, but when. So, what do you do?

The empire is eating itself

by Ralph Nader


The commemorative ceremonies that are planned for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 massacre are those of pathos for the victims and their families, of praise for both the pursuit of the supporters of the attackers and the performance of first responders and our soldiers abroad .... But many Americans might also want to pause to recognize - or unlearn - those reactions and overreactions to 9/11 that have harmed our country...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


John Williams Forecasts: 'Catastrophe Ahead'

The Monetary Tsunami Is Coming


The Face of Imperialism

By Michael Parenti

The Face of Imperialism is a powerful, frightening, and honest book. It will be hated by those who run the Empire, and it will be loved by people who are searching for truth amidst the piles of garbage of Western propaganda.

Australia: the next great hope for climate

Congress Launches Broad Assault on Endangered Species

Defenders of Wildlife

Asking for What Obama Promised


Stop The Pipeline: 'Movement being born'

The largest environmental civil disobedience in decades concluded at the White House this morning with organizers pledging to escalate a nationwide campaign to push President Obama to deny the permit for a new tar sands oil pipeline.

From Information Clearing House

The GOP War on Voting

The 9/11 Decade: The Intelligence War

The Race Is on for Libya Oil, With Britain and France Both Staking a Claim


In Libya, a bloodbath looms

In These Times
by Robert Parry


NATO s war in Libya, which began with high-minded declarations about 'protecting civilians,' now appears likely to end with a bloodbath that will claim the lives of many civilians, albeit pro-Gaddafi civilians, not the earlier threatened anti-Gaddafi civilians. Ali Tarhouni, a senior official of the NATO-backed Libyan rebels, summed up this Orwellian reality with a phrase reminiscent of the famous Vietnam War quote that 'we had to destroy the village in order to save it.' Tarhouni was quoted by the Associated Press as saying 'Sometimes to avoid bloodshed you must shed blood - and the faster we do this the less blood will be shed'...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Libyan Rebel Military Chief Says He Was Tortured By CIA

By Patrick Cockburn

Abdulhakim Belhaj s allegations suggest a close relationship between the US and Gaddafi's regime.

Libyan Rebels Detain Black Africans

Rebel forces and armed civilians are rounding up thousands of black Libyans and migrants from sub-Sahara Africa, accusing them of fighting for ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi and holding them in makeshift jails across the capital.

How the West Cooked Up the 'People s Uprising'

The media, as is so often the case, has botched its job. Thus virtually all of its resources over the past six months have gone into providing us with an entertainment, a horse race, a battle, with almost no insight into the deeper situation.

From Information Clearing House


Files Note Close CIA Ties to Qaddafi Spy Unit

Rod Nordland, The New York Times News Service: 'Documents found at the abandoned office of Libya s former spymaster appear to provide new details of the close relations the Central Intelligence Agency shared with the Libyan intelligence service - most notably suggesting that the Americans sent terrorism suspects at least eight times for questioning in Libya despite that country s reputation for torture.'

The Return of the BP Disaster?


New evidence of a massive oil slick near Deepwater Horizon site

BP had firmly denied that the well is continuing to leak.

From Information Clearing House

In den USA verdienen einige Chefs der größten Konzerne mehr, als die Unternehmen an Steuern zahlen

Das Steuersystem ist außer Kontrolle geraten

Der Streit um Libyens Schätze

'Sie werden es nicht wagen, irgendwelche Verträge zu ändern'

Der Streit um Libyens Schätze: Italien hat bereits Verträge mit dem libyschen Übergangsrat unterzeichnet. Alle anderen stehen bereit, um sich ihren Anteil zu sichern.

Lukrative Geschäfte mit Flügen an Folterorte

Ein Gerichtsverfahren im Staat New York gewährt neue Einblicke in die Ausführung des Renditionprogramms unter US-Präsident Bush.

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