Posts Tagged ‘ columns ’

Chris Hedges: We Are All Aboard the Pequod – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

July 8, 2013

The most prescient portrait of the American character and our ultimate fate as a species is found in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.” Melville makes our murderous obsessions, our hubris, violent impulses, moral weakness and inevitable self-destruction visible in his chronicle of a whaling voyage. He is our foremost oracle. He is to us what William Shakespeare was to Elizabethan England or Fyodor Dostoyevsky to czarist Russia. Chris Hedges: We Are All Aboard the Pequod – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Local News | Comments Off

Col. Ann Wright: 10 Years Later and I’m Still Protesting War – Col. Ann Wright’s Columns – Truthdig

March 19, 2013

Col. Ann Wright: 10 Years Later and I’m Still Protesting War – Col. Ann Wright’s Columns – Truthdig : Ten years ago, I resigned my post in opposition to President George W. Bush’s war on Iraq. I had worked in the U.S. government for most of my life, first in the Army and Army Reserves, retiring as a colonel, and then as a diplomat. I served in U.S. embassies in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone and Micronesia. I helped reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, in December 2001.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Press | Comments Off

Juan Cole: What Would a Rand Paul Libertarian Foreign Policy Look Like? – Juan Cole’s Columns – Truthdig

March 18, 2013

Juan Cole: What Would a Rand Paul Libertarian Foreign Policy Look Like? – Juan Cole’s Columns – Truthdig

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Press | Comments Off

Chris Hedges: The Shame of America’s Gulag – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

March 18, 2013

Chris Hedges: The Shame of America’s Gulag – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig : If, as Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote, “the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons” then we are a nation of barbarians. Our vast network of federal and state prisons, with some 2.3 million inmates, rivals the gulags of totalitarian states. Once you disappear behind prison walls you become prey. Rape. Torture. Beatings. Prolonged isolation. Sensory deprivation. Racial profiling. Chain gangs. Forced labor. Rancid food. Children imprisoned as adults. Prisoners forced to take medications to induce lethargy. Inadequate heating and ventilation. Poor health care. Draconian sentences for nonviolent crimes. Endemic violence.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Press | Comments Off

Raw Police Video