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David Swanson presents a 2012 analysis of how US policy made the military "cure" of "9/11" worse than the original crime, even more under Barack Obama; Steve Ben-Israel contemplates the memory; and Amy Goodman, Dennis Bernstein and Robert Knight provide live details from the scene of the crime at the World Trade Center.


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-Robert Knight
Senior National Correspondent

"Five  O'Clock  Shadow"
WBAI . 99.5FM . wbai.org 

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 "Five O'Clock Shadow" with Robert Knight
 Daily Program
 David Swanson, Steve Ben-Israel, Amy Goodman, Dennis Bernstein, Ryme Kathuda, Robert Knight

 

DAVID SWANSON [ davidswanson.org , rootsaction.org ], author of "War Is a Lie," discusses the 2012 aftermath of 9/11, drone escalation, and political compromise in the progressive-paralytic "Age of Obama"; and

Pacifica's live special coverage of the World Trade Center attacks, with Amy Goodman, Robert Knight, Dennis Bernstein and Ryme Kathuda, combining the on-scene resources of Democracy Now, Flashpoints, Free Speech Radio News, and The Knight Report.



Anchor: Robert Knight
Producer: Thiago Barrozo
Engineer: Michael G. Haskins
Origin: WBAI/Pacifica

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Chicago: America's Epicenter of Resistance

 

Chicago: America's Epicenter of Resistance

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Public education is on the chopping block for elimination. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants it commodified into another business profit center. At issue is saving it.

 

Education isn't a product. It's a fundamental right. It's a societal bedrock. In Chicago and across America, it's being handed over to corporate predators. Their scheme is exploiting it for a buck. 

It's the Occupation, Stupid

 

It's the Occupation, Stupid

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Haaretz contributor Amira Hass is right saying so. Current headlines highlight thousands of West Bank protesters. 

 

Patdown Assault Trauma Syndrome: fear, shaking, sleeplessness, nightmares, and flashbacks by Sommer Gentry

As one reads the letters from victims of TSA patdowns released last week, strong patterns emerge. Nearly every letter uses one of these turns of phrase: demeaning, degrading, dehumanizing, humiliating, violated, traumatized, sexually assaulted.

Read the rest at TSA News.

Chicago Teachers v. Rahm Emanuel

 

Chicago Teachers v. Rahm Emanuel

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Except for Harold Washington (1983 - 1987), Chicago never had populist mayors. Father (Richard J.) and son (Richard M.) Daley ran the city like their private fiefdom for over 40 years.

 

In his book "Boss," noted journalist Mike Royko described Richard J. as follows:

State Terror: Official Israeli Policy

 

State Terror: Official Israeli Policy

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Israeli state terror targets Palestinians ruthlessly. Incidents include crimes of war, against humanity and genocide, land theft, institutionalized racism, oppression, intimidation, militarized occupation, and contempt for all rule of law principles and democratic values.

 

Iran War Weekly - September 10, 2012

Iran War Weekly

September 10, 2012

 

Hello All – Nuclear talks between Iran and the United States-led “P5+1” remained stalled this week, with expectations that nothing will happen until after the UN convenes later this month.  The P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) appears to be relying on economic sanctions to force Iran to bargain on terms that would essentially bring Iran’s nuclear program to a halt.  While minor issues, such as the alleged nuclear activity at Iran’s military base at Parchin (see below), continue to be in play, Iran’s offers to resume negotiations have been ignored.

 

The Method to the Post 9/11 Madness

To your average educated careful consumer of U.S. news media, our militarism looks like ad hoc reactionary responses. A crisis flairs up here. We "intervene" there. An irrational foreign dictator threatens the peace over yonder. We get into wars because we have no choice, and then continue them because ending them would be somehow even worse than continuing them.

12 Steps to Overcoming Addiction to Vote for the Lesser of 2 Evils

1.  Admit you are in a self-destructive relationship with the Democratic Party.

2.  Remove conflicting bumper stickers from your collection.  “Shut Down Guantanamo” and “Obama 2012” are mutually exclusive.

3.  Understand that kill lists and more unjust war is the wrong kind of change to believe in.

Response to 12 Steps to Addiction to Voting for Lesser of 2 Evils

  • I haven't answered all of you yet, but I will. Thanks for writing, even if you don't agree with the message.
  • No, I don't wish for Romney to win. To me, the Democrats and Republicans are both "worse," though in different ways.
  • I can't tell you who to vote for.

Word Can't Wait Protests Obama Drone Wars at DNC

 On Sunday September 2nd the World Can’t Wait hit the streets of Charlotte, NC. A small but determined crew participated in the March On Wall Street South. World Can’t Wait was there to protest Obama’s drone wars and challenge the “lesser of two evils” argument.  The crew of activists had a drone replica which they wheeled through the streets of Charlotte. The drone replica drew much attention, press, and conversation.

Even Congress can’t stop the TSA from assaulting passengers by Sommer Gentry

A FOIA request by governmentattic.org, which the TSA only answered after more than a year’s delay, has shaken loose some 200 pages of complaints about patdown procedures that TSA received between November and December 2010. Among these letters were several from members of Congress and congressional committees. The following excerpts give us a feel for Congressional sentiment towards the TSA.

Obama v. Romney on Issues Mattering Most

 

Obama v. Romney on Issues Mattering Most

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Both candidates represent duopoly power. They're two sides of the same coin. Differences between them are minor. On issues mattering most, they're in lockstep.

 

In January 2013, America will be run by rogues whoever wins. Under either party, expect the next four years to be worse than previous ones. 

Living Under Israeli State Terror

 

Living Under Israeli State Terror

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On November 6, Americans vote for president, Congress, and regional candidates. On matters concerning Israel, virtually every officeholder and aspirant expresses wholehearted support.

 

Legitimizing Illegal Spying

 

Legitimizing Illegal Spying

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On August 15, federal district court Judge Cormac Carney dismissed a class action ACLU of Southern California/Council on Islamic American Relations (CAIR) lawsuit.

 

Fazaga v. FBI charges lawless FBI surveillance. More on what's involved below. Southern California Muslims were targeted for praying to the wrong God.

Canada: Selling Its Soul to America

 

Canada: Selling Its Soul to America

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Canada is more colony than sovereign state. Canadians perhaps wonder when it'll grow up, act like an adult, and regain its rightful independence. 

 

They're also worried about a country junior partnering with imperial America, Israel, and other rogue NATO allies. 

 

The Democratic Party is a Big Fraud

 

By Dave Lindorff


This article was first published on the website of PressTV


Just looking at the video images of the two conventions -- the Republican one last week in Tampa, Florida, and this week’s Democratic convention in Charlotte, NC -- one can see the fundamental contrast between the rank-and-file of the two parties. 

America's Dismal August Jobs Report

 

America's Dismal August Jobs Report

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Headlines obscured its ugliness. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a dismal 96,000 jobs created. Whisper numbers suggested around 200,000. June and July totals were revised down 41,000. They're usually momentum drivers for future data releases.

 

Bogus Iranian Nuclear Threat

 

Bogus Iranian Nuclear Threat

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Red lines, timelines, deadlines, sanctions, sabotage, subversion, cyber attacks, assassinations, saber rattling, falsified IAEA hype, ad nauseam warmongering, Netanyahu/Barak bluster, spurious accusations, manipulated to fail P5+1 talks, and inflammatory headlines up the stakes for war.

 

Irrational Draghi Exuberance

 

Irrational Draghi Exuberance

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Thursday was Draghi day. He explained what ECB watchers knew. At his Frankfort press conference, he said Governing Council members agreed to unlimited bond buying. It's called Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT).

 

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann alone dissented. He called Draghi's plan "tantamount to financing governments by printing banknotes." Doing so creates more problems than solutions.

Actvists and Obama Supporters Can Make a Deal

For every Obama supporter who posts as a comment below that they will protest his wars on October 5-7, I promise to try to find someone in the swing state of Virginia to vote for him.

If you'd like to propose your own swap of election campaigning for serious activism, please do so as a comment below.

How Do You Ask a Thing to Be the Last Mistake in a John Kerry Speech?

"How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?" The answer is, of course: heartlessly, callously, sociopathically, from a state of denial and chosen blindness. The answer is fundamentally the same as what would allow John Kerry to give the speech he gave at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Kerry is, of course, the same loser who eight years ago wanted to be elected on the strength of not being George W. Bush but who said he would have voted for the war on Iraq even if he had mustered up the few brain cells necessary to realize there were no weapons of mass destruction there. Kerry just would have fought the war "effectively," he said.

Now Kerry says this:

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