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Thursday, July 22, 2010

North American Truth and Accountability Commission Sets Sights on CIA and Pentagon Human Experimentation Programs

A Terrible Mistake

[Update 2011/1/3: Thanks for the link, Crystal River!]

It's nice when someone makes a difference. H.P. Albarelli's book, A TERRIBLE MISTAKE: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments, seems to have generated an appropriate amount of interest in our empire's misbehavin' (Mr. Albarelli has appeared on this blog here and here.) A number of his readers have created a civil commission that seems to have a sincere desire to have some teeth in investigating past and possible present (uh, probable) human rights crimes committed under the guise of "research." As you will see below in the announcement, these people are not the usual opportunistic carnival barkers like Alex Jones and his ilk, who seem to just want to sell spooky DVDs and grainy photos. So congratulations to Hank for your work, you should be pretty proud of your journalism!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Out Of Our Hands

Out of Our Hands
It's out of our hands.
Chris Hedges:
The climate crisis is a political crisis. We will either defy the corporate elite, which will mean civil disobedience, a rejection of traditional politics for a new radicalism and the systematic breaking of laws, or see ourselves consumed. Time is not on our side. The longer we wait, the more assured our destruction becomes. The future, if we remain passive, will be wrested from us by events. Our moral obligation is not to structures of power, but life.
Powerful words, from a passionate writer. Ahem, go read the whole thing.