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A political marriage of necessity: a single state of Palestine-Israel

Age of Reason

The case of South Africa shows that a unity government can succeed.

By Ali Abunimah

As Israel celebrates 59 years of independence, Palestinians on May 14 commemorate the Nakba, the catastrophe of expulsion and decades of exile that continue to this day.


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Habeas Corpus Evaporating

Age of Reason

Aziz Huq

Six months after Congress enacted the Military Commissions Act of 2006 with its eyes firmly on the polls, there have been many promises and proposals from legislators about how to remedy the damage done to civil liberties by that law—but little action. Despite the powerful advocacy of former military officials, religious figures, and law enforcement officials, Congress has as of yet failed to fix a single one of the MCA’s many flaws.


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Back Iraqi Nationalists and Get Out

Age of Reason

by Charley Reese

Gen. David Petraeus, touted by the Bush administration as the potential savior of the Iraq debacle, is like a lot of officers these days, a four-star general with relatively little combat experience.


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Hail Ron Paul and Mike Gravel

Age of Reason

David R. Henderson

"I saw Ron Paul last week in the Republican debates. He was good, but everybody else ignores what he says." This is from an e-mail I received from an economist friend who is a liberal Democrat. I responded, "Everybody except the viewers. He won the poll afterward, getting 43 percent. MSNBC reported it and then dropped it down the memory hole. I sent him a grand."


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We Need a Mission-Oriented Planet To Defeat Globalization

Age of Reason

Lyndon LaRouche

We are now at one of the most critical points in all known history. The entire international monetary-financial system of the world, is now in the process of disintegration. Now, in these matters, you can never, as most so-called economists do, you can never predict an exact date of an event.


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Sharing the City of Peace

Age of Reason

Hertzl's vision of sharing what can never be relinquished meets Arafat's proposal for Jerusalem as the capital of two states with no Berlin Wall, argues John Whitbeck

There will never be a durable peace in the Middle East without a settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict acceptable both to most Israelis and to most Palestinians. That is a fact. There will also never be a lasting settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without a solution to the status of Jerusalem acceptable both to most Israelis and to most Palestinians. That is also a fact.


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Adios, World Bank! Adios BUSH - Adios USA

Age of Reason

By Nadia Martinez

As the controversy around Iraq War architect Paul Wolfowitz’s uncertain future as president of the World Bank intensifies, the financial institution is not only losing supporters. It’s also losing victims. In Latin America, countries are paying off their World Bank loans early, cutting off ties with the Bank, and creating their own financing instruments to replace the world’s oldest multilateral lending agency.


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Venezuela Takes a Stand against Enslaving Venezuelans

Age of Reason

Venezuela Takes On Oil Multinationals

By Stuart Munckton

“Thousands of Venezuelan workers took control of foreign-owned oil fields yesterday as Hugo Chavez stepped up his battle with Washington in a new wave of nationalisation and an announcement that the country was leaving the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund [IMF]”, reported the British Guardian on May 2.


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The Moral Universe

Age of Reason

by Mark Floegel

Theodore Parker, Unitarian minister, reformer and abolitionist, died 147 years ago today. To save you from having to do the math, the year was 1860. He did not live to see emancipation, nor even the election of Abraham Lincoln, which caused the slave states to secede from the Union. I wonder if he even knew Mr. Lincoln was a candidate. The political season was not so drawn out in those days.


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Two Ideologies And A Funeral

Age of Reason

Social scientists aren’t generally blessed with the ability that those in the physical sciences have to manufacture artificial conditions allowing hypothesis testing.

David Michael Green


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A Nation in Silent Anger

Age of Reason

By Manuel Valenzuela

Reverberations

Can you hear that deep, silent anger inside you, pounding like a heavy iron fist on a wooden door, banging relentlessly every time you notice the America of your dreams vanish more each and every day, instead becoming a most unwelcome nightmare that you are impotent to wake up from? Can you feel the hollow pain in your bones, the restlessness running through your veins every time another freedom is gutted or another right is eviscerated, every time your government climbs one more step up the stairwell of corporatism?


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When Property's On The Line, Response To Dissent Turns Lethal

Age of Reason

by Pierre Tristam

When a nation perpetrates large-scale violence abroad and calls it peace-making, as the United States has since Vietnam, it shouldn’t be surprised when violence goes full circle and explodes at home, where it was at least partially seeded. This reasoning doesn’t apply only to Sept.11 or the next attack, which is a matter of time.


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Lives and Resources Lost in Iraq War Are Gone For Good

Age of Reason

by Jesse Jackson

War costs. It costs the lives and the limbs of young men and women sent into battle. Their families, their loved ones, their communities and their nation lose the potential of some of its best citizens. For the Iraq war, that total already exceeds 3,300 dead and nearly 25,000 wounded, with tens of thousands more scarred psychologically, often permanently, from the horrors they witnessed.


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De-Authorize the War Now, No Residual Troops

Age of Reason

By Gov. Bill Richardson

I first called for de-authorization of the war in Iraq in January, and I have repeated that call all around the country -- because I believe immediate de-authorization and removing all of our troops from Iraq this year is the only way to end Bush's war.


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Something Earth-Changing is Afoot Among Civil Society

Age of Reason

To Remake The World

by Paul Hawken

I have given nearly one thousand talks about the environment in the past fifteen years, and after every speech a smaller crowd gathered to talk, ask questions, and exchange business cards. The people offering their cards were working on the most salient issues of our day: climate change, poverty, deforestation, peace, water, hunger, conservation, human rights, and more.


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This is the way to PEACE!

Age of Reason

Israeli spends several hours in Iran

By LAURIE COPANS


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Congress Can Save US

Age of Reason

Congress Needs To Save A Flawed Presidency

Action now for damage control 2007-8 and enable post-Bush recovery

By Hill Kemp

“Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou.” Akhenaton (King of Egypt, 14th century BC)


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Republican Fmr Presidential Families Consider Leaving GOP

Age of Reason

Children of Iconic Republicans May Vote Dem

The sons and daughters of some iconic Republicans (Ike! T.R.!) are contemplating crossing the aisle.

By Michael Hirsh


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To the GOP: I still like Ike

Age of Reason

By Mary MacElveen

In listening to tonight’s Republican debates held at the Reagan Library, I went into the mindset of being a Republican and having to choose between all ten candidates. What most of my readers may not know is that at one time, I was a Republican.


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Megaprojects Pose Alternative to War

Age of Reason

by Walter J. Hickel

The world joins Russia in its sadness over the passing of Boris Yetlsin yesterday. His courage changed a nation.

Bringing Russia and America Together Will Change the World


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Bush's Corporate Capitalists - the Money Fascists: Whining in their Beer & Caviar

Age of Reason

A leader and a government that CHOOSES to help its own citizenry and its neighbors must be sooooooo bad according to the US GOP BUSH MONEY FASCISTS.

Getting out of debt is BAD to the MONEY FASCISTS.

And Chavez did it against all odds.


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Hoon blames Blair; ex-Army Chief supports Iraqi resistance

Age of Reason

A nice double surprise for the Prime Minister before the polls. Geoff Hoon told the Evening Standard yesterday that Blair was to blame for the chaos and bloodshed in Iraq.


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Chavez Recognizes Banks/Steel Companies Anti-Venezuelan Practices: Promises to End Them

Age of Reason

By Jorge Rueda

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Thursday threatened to nationalize the country's banks and largest steel producer, accusing them of unscrupulous practices.


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Scottish National Party engineers a historic shift

Age of Reason

Startling result seen as a rebuke to outgoing British leader Tony Blair

By ALAN COWELL


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The pursuit of truth is human

Age of Reason

and scientists are simply one group who heed this evolutionary call in their chosen profession

Truth and Science

by Joshua Roebke


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The Hippies Were Right!

Age of Reason

Green homes? Organic food? Nature is good? Time To Give The Ol’ Tie-Dyers Some Respect

by Mark Morford


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The Morality of Science

Age of Reason

By Ernest Partridge


Why do the Busheviks hate science? Scientists insist upon presenting evidence and proven facts, regardless of what the Busheviks would prefer to hear. And so, for Bush's team, political dogma, special interests and public relations trump science.


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Thinking Outside the Box - Constitution for the United States of America

Age of Reason

Constitution for the United States of America

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


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Thinking Outside the Box - Articles of Confederation

Age of Reason

The Articles of Confederation

Agreed to by Congress November 15, 1777; ratified and in force, March 1, 1781.

Preamble

To all to whom these Presents shall come, we the undersigned Delegates of the States affixed to our Names send greeting.

Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.


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Congress should deliver the war supplemental bill in a flag-draped coffin

Age of Reason

By Mary MacElveen

(one of my favorite writers, editorialists, and opinionated!)

On Tuesday which is the fourth anniversary of President Bush’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ speech, the $120 billion war supplemental bill is scheduled to be delivered to President Bush’s desk.


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We Should Be Willing To Talk To Syria and Iran

Age of Reason

INTERVIEW: GEN. JOSEPH P. HOAR (RET.)

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph P. Hoar (ret.), a four-star general, was Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Central Command (1991-94), commanding the U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf after the 1991 war. He also served in the Vietnam War, as a battalion and brigade advisor with the Vietnamese Marines. General Hoar was interviewed by Michele and Jeffrey Steinberg on April 17, 2007.


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The City of the Future?

Age of Reason

Building Popular Power in the Venezuelan Town of Carora

By: Jay Hartling

Carora´s streets are much like other Latin American cities – bustling commerce on every corner, traffic, noise, people going about their daily routine…..


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A Government FOR the People

Age of Reason

Venezuela's Revolution Accelerates

By: Federico Fuentes

Returning once again to Venezuela — having last spent four months here in 2005 — I recalled a refrain that had been constantly repeated by Venezuelans: “After we re-elect Chavez in 2006, the real revolution will begin.” It took very little time for me to realise exactly what they meant.


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True Story of Why Capitalism Fails the People

Age of Reason

Venezuelan Support for Uruguay Provokes Bush-Chavez Debate

By: Michael Fox

When U.S. President George W. Bush praised the benefits of investment in Latin America during his joint press conference with Uruguayan President Tabaré Vásquez early last month, he was probably not referring to Venezuelan investment.


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Winds of change again blowing across America

Age of Reason

Populist Party

The terrorism and threats we face at home include the daily reports of horrific killings of innocents, moral corruption in high places, damage to our honor, "blowback" from misguided and deceptive foreign policies, threats of the loss of our basic liberties and prospects of long-term economic decline and national debt...


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We Just Marched In (So We Can Just March Out)

Age of Reason

Hon. Ron Paul Of Texas
Before the U.S. House of Representatives

All the reasons given to justify a preemptive strike against Iraq were wrong. Congress and the American people were misled.


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Ahmadinejad offers to have direct talks with Bush

Age of Reason

TEHRAN, Iran: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday proposed holding talks with U.S. President George W. Bush — a surprise suggestion from the hard-line leader whose country is at odds with Washington over its disputed nuclear program and involvement in Iraq, Iran's state-run Arabic satellite TV channel reported.


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A Challenger to the Church of Free Trade

Age of Reason

By William Greider

The church of global free trade, which rules American politics with infallible pretensions, may have finally met its Martin Luther. An unlikely dissenter has come forward with a revised understanding of globalization that argues for thorough reformation. This man knows the global trading system from the inside because he is a respected veteran of multinational business. His ideas contain an explosive message: that what established authorities teach Americans about global trade is simply wrong -- disastrously wrong for the United States.


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Your SILENT Right

Age of Reason

The "Silent" Ninth Amendment Gives Americans Rights They Don't Know They Have

By Daniel A. Farber


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Because I love America

Age of Reason

Reagan's Assistant General Counsel Speaks Out

By Mikey Weinstein

Mikey Weinstein served as Assistant General Counsel for Ronald Reagan. He founded the Military Religious Freedom Foundation to ensure the continued separation of Church and State, as essential principle of America's Constitution.


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Learn the REAL IRAN - Not the NeoKon Khristian Zionista Propaganda

Age of Reason

Iran: A nation of nose jobs, not nuclear war

By PETER HITCHENS

For years we in the West have been looking for a new Evil Empire to fill the gap left when Russia - a genuine threat - retired from the job and deprived us of an enemy. What were all those spies to do? How could we justify those missiles and bombs? What should we be scared of now?


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Behind George Soros's Fight With AIPAC

Age of Reason

The April 12, 2007 issue of the New York Review of Books contains a lengthy article by mega-speculator and Democratic Party moneybags George Soros, attacking the Bush Administration, the neoconservatives, and AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) for sabotaging opportunities for a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict and the broader Middle East peace accord.


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Revolucion del Mundo

Age of Reason

Classic Interview with Hugo Chavez

It’s not hero worship, so don’t get it twisted. It’s just respect due. Hugo Chavez has balls, balls that are conspicuously absent here in the United States of America, where after two consecutive blatantly stolen Presidential elections, we still haven’t risen up and done squat. Not that I’m pointing fingers, because God knows the last thing I want to do is “fix” democracy in the US—I’m trying to save a planet here, you know? You know.


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Iran invites West to build nuclear plants

Age of Reason

Iranian vice president call on West to agree to building nuclear power plants in Iran as a sign of good will


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An embrace of solidarity

Age of Reason

Henry Wallace Brigade spotlights Cuba’s quest for equality, LGBT rights and Afro-Cuban empowerment


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Future of the US hinges on a strategic pullout from hot spots

Age of Reason

A fresh US strategy would be modeled on a US National Security Council Report drawn up during the Truman administration that defined national interests

By Richard Halloran


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Judge rejects government plan for secret evidence

Age of Reason

Judge rejects government plan for secret evidence at trial of two former pro-Israel lobbyists

By MATTHEW BARAKAT


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Lifelong Republican McCloskey disgusted with the "succession of ethical scandals" leaves GOP

Age of Reason

Lifelong Republican, Marine veteran and former congressman Pete McCloskey has left the GOP and registered with the Democratic Party.

McCloskey says he is disgusted with the "succession of ethical scandals, congressmen taking bribes and abuse of power by both the Republican House leadership and the highest appointees of the White House."


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Iraq & the Logic of Timetables

Age of Reason

By Robert Parry

It has become a standard part of George W. Bush’s litany for why he will veto a congressional plan for setting a timetable for withdrawing U.S. combat forces from Iraq: “Why would you say to the enemy, ‘Here’s a timetable. Just go ahead and wait us out?’”


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In The Name Of The Constitution: Military Dad Fights Religious Right

Age of Reason

By Nathan Diebenow

Interview With
Michael L. Weinstein,
Founder Of Military Religious Freedom Foundation




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