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The Obama Syndrome: New President, Same Mistakes - A Live Interview

October 2010

Historian and critic Tariq Ali traces the continuity of errors between Bush and Obama in their Middle East and South Asia policy.

Poverty Rising

September 2010

As the empire flails in unsuccessful efforts to control 'strategic areas' abroad, its internal politics have devolved into 'The Unreality Game'.

Revenge of the Deficit-Haters

August 2010

Ironically, the loudest complainers about paying taxes become the most eloquent advocates of spending more on the military.

Dual Crises of Globalization: Arizona and the Gulf of Mexico

Jeb Sprague and Cesar Rodriguez
June 2010

From the plumes of corporate crude in the Gulf of Mexico, to the assault on migrants in Arizona, the U.S. appears locked in a continual state of emergency

The new right history

June 2010

The US Texas State Board of Education approved a new social studies
curriculum to reflect American History as it should have happened.

On the road again

February 2009

“Jesus Lives” screamed the giant billboard on I-80, some 20 miles east of Lovelock, Nevada. At the bottom of the sign appears the sponsor: adsforGod.org, an “organization whose only purpose is to advertise for The only True Living God whose only begotten Son is Jesus The Christ.”

From the car, driving through dramatic mountain scenery in Wyoming and into Nevada, I saw mountains covered with snow, sagebrush and clouds. No people, cars, trucks or houses appeared on the horizon.

The next step: organising after Obama

Laura Flanders talks to Phyllis Bennis and Judith LeBlanc at the Obama Inauguration
January 2009

GRITtv continues its inauguration coverage live from D.C. We take a look at this historic moment and what organizers will be up to in the days after the inauguration. First, an interview with Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at The Institute for Policy Studies and Judith LeBlanc, co-chair of United For Peace and Justice.

An Obama nightmare

January 2009

My wish for Obama’s New Year’s resolutions: Lose the empire! Stop giving military aid and special treatment to Israel; demand Israel behave responsibly under international laws; get out of Iraq and Afghanistan -- quickly.

Yes, Obama has repeatedly pledged to expand the U.S. role in Afghanistan after more than eight years of failure. But in light of the facts, he could disavow his pledges. In the Fall of 2001, Bush and allies invaded Afghanistan. The so-called Northern Alliance, supported by U.S.

To bail or not to bail…

November 2008
To bail, or not to bail: that is the question:
Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageously low gas mileage,
Or to take measures against a sea of warming vehicles,
And by opposing end them?
They have not born the whips and scorns of time,
Auto conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.

The “Heartbeat of America” has suffered

Old axioms unsuitable for new needs

November 2008
“Wandering between two worlds,
one dead, the other powerless to be born.”--Matthew Arnold

The time for Obama and his “change” phrases will soon get tested.