The Silent Military Coup That Took Over Washington

John Pilger The Guardian/UK http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/10/silent-military-coup-took-over-washington On my wall is the Daily Express front page of September 5 1945 and the words: “I write this as a warning to the world.” So began Wilfred Burchett’s report from Hiroshima. It was the scoop of the century. For his lone, perilous journey that defied...

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No, Thanks: Stop Saying “Support the Troops”

Steven Salaita Salon http://www.salon.com/2013/08/25/no_thanks_i_wont_support_the_troops/ Compulsory patriotism does nothing for soldiers who risk their lives — but props up those who profit from war My 16-month-old son was having a bad day. When he doesn’t sleep in the car, he usually points and babbles his approval of all the wonderful things...

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