05 Jul 2015

Still Waiting for USS Liberty’s Truth

During the Six-Day War in 1967, Israeli warplanes and warships tried to sink the USS Liberty, killing 34 of the spy ship’s crew. Afterwards, U.S. and Israeli officials excused the attack as an unfortunate mistake and covered up evidence of willful murder. By Ray McGovern Israel’s chokehold over U.S. politics

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05 Jul 2015

US Spin on Access to Iranian Sites has Distorted the Issue

Access to Iranian sites continues to be a thorny issue and the Americans may be playing a dirty game in the media (photo:PressTV) By Gareth Porter A public diplomacy campaign by the Obama administration to convince world opinion that Iran was reneging on the Lausanne framework agreement in April has

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04 Jul 2015

The Superpower Conundrum: The Rise and Fall of Just About Everything

By Tom Engelhardt The rise and fall of great powers and their imperial domains has been a central fact of history for centuries. It’s been a sensible, repeatedly validated framework for thinking about the fate of the planet. So it’s hardly surprising, when faced with a country once regularly labeled

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02 Jul 2015

Late, Late Night FDL: Anarchy In The U.K.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – Anarchy In The U.K. As an Uke afficionado, I’d been following this British High Court case… The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain (UOGB) has won a High Court ruling against a rival group which it accused of trading off its reputation. The group

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01 Jul 2015

Late, Late Night: O Canada

O Canada – The Family That Dwelt Apart A toon in honor of my patrilineal heritage on Canada Day, and, on a Full Moon…! 😉 What’s on your mind tonite…?

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01 Jul 2015

Why Won’t Greece Take a Deal?

Ultimately, it’s about pride. By John Kiriakou Greece is in dire straits. As a Greek American, it hurts to watch. Without emergency loans from its European partners, Greece will default on its debts and likely be forced out of the Eurozone. That means tougher times ahead for Greece, Europe, and

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30 Jun 2015

Late, Late Night FDL: Five Long Years

Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, and Ron Wood – Five Long Years Jonny has a busy Summer ahead of him… Guitarist Jonny Lang says that playing the blues now that most of the greats are gone is like classical musicians still playing music written centuries ago. He tells the Columbus Dispatch:

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29 Jun 2015

Late, Late Night FDL: Mr Blue Sky

ELO – Mr Blue Sky Jeff Lynne and ELO plan to release a new DVD and a new album soon… Jeff Lynne‘s triumphant revival of the Electric Light Orchestra banner for a Sept. 2014 festival performance will get the home video treatment this fall, when Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Live in

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28 Jun 2015

Late, Late Night FDL: I’ve Seen All Good People

Yes – I’ve Seen All Good People R.I.P. Chris Squires…! Chris Squire, the influential rock bassist who was a founding member of the celebrated British band Yes, died on Saturday in Phoenix. He was 67. His death was confirmed by the band’s keyboardist, Geoffrey Downes. Mr. Squire, the only member

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26 Jun 2015

Nuland’s War

*gah*

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