Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 11:32pm
Chris Hedges calls out the “vast subterranean network of governmental and intelligence agencies from around the world dedicated to destroying Wikileaks and arresting its founder, Julian Assange.”
According to Hedges, on Hans Crescent Street in London is a red-brick building housing the Ecuadorean Embassy and in some of its rooms lives the “world’s best-known political refugee.”
Julian Assange was offered sanctuary there beginning last June. Read below the fold...
Submitted by stuartbramhall on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 4:40pm
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 12:20am
Marshall Auerback recently posted in support of raising the minimum wage, joining Jamie Galbraith in advocating for it. This caused some disagreement among bloggers sympathetic to Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 4:31pm
According to Michael Klare, Obama has now launched a “military-first” policy in Asia. Or what any sane person would call it, a LOSE/LOSE policy. During his Nov. 19, 2011 visit to Australia, in Canberra Obama declared:
"After a decade in which we fought two wars that cost us dearly, the United States is turning our attention to the vast potential of the Asia-Pacific region."
Klare paints the realpolitik, large, geo-political picture: Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Thu, 07/28/2011 - 7:30am
What you're seeing in the photo above is a small portion of the spear lily flower. The plant itself is enormous, well over 6 feet tall and probably just as wide. The blossom is the size of a king-size bed pillow, so large and heavy that it needed a special support thingy built to hold it up. Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Tue, 03/29/2011 - 7:30am
This is one I actually know (for a change!), but since it looks like something from outer space, it seemed like a good candidate for a mystery plant.
A few clues: loves sun, doesn't require much water, originated in Australia and the name consists of two words. The foliage in the photo does not quite match descriptions of this plant on the internet. According to those sources, the leaves should be fuzzy and grayish green. Ready? Name that plant!
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Submitted by letsgetitdone on Sun, 06/13/2010 - 1:25am
Deficit terrorism has lately turned to deficit hysteria. With Germany leading the way, most Eurozone countries appear ready to implement austerity programs. The United Kingdom, under its new Conservative/Liberal overlords, appears to be taken with austerity too. And Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan have all jumped on the bandwagon. But it doesn't look like this bandwagon will include Brazil and Argentina. They've had their fill of austerity, and the prescriptions of the IMF, and they're not taking on neo-liberal ideology again any time soon. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 09/03/2007 - 8:26am
The ponies can be found at the show, along with the dogs. And the chickenhawks. And the weasels.
Why is it that when the Republicans fight a real war, they turn it into a total Clusterfuck, yet when they fight a propaganda war, they absolutely excel?
Is it the Cheetohs diet?
The wierd sex?
What? Read below the fold...