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The “Great Game” Goes On

published on dissident voice

Although Indian maps might say so, Ladakh is not India, in the same way that Tibet is not China. If the ever-homogenizing cultural diversity of India must be ensnared by an international boundary, then, in my opinion, India ends at the Rohtang Pass, 50 kms north of Manali.


Pangong Lake, 130 kms long, straddles the Ladakh/Tibet border (Photo, Ingmar Lee)


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Depressing the Sofa: The Baulking Bulk of the USA Peace Movement

published on Daily Kos

This week, a majority of Americans thrilled to a mild, restrained roasting of their criminal, idiot president by Comedy Central comedian, Stephen Colbert. Like most of the Prog-Bloggosphere, I watched this surprisingly lame segment over the internet after it was widely ignored and blacked out by the Bush-lackey USA corporate media. Sheesh, the old (I’m an editor) hit-counter almost blew a gasket clicking in more than 9000 hits. If Colbert’s intention was to ridicule the Nukular Decider, then I for one, believe Colbert squandered his once-in-a-lifetime live-camera opportunity to truly speak truth to the face of power.



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Michelle Malkin: Payback’s a Bitch

On April 11, Students Against War successfully flushed USA military recruiters out of a Santa Cruz University campus job fair. So when the Anne Coulteresque hyper-fanatical right-wing blogger, Michelle Malkin, decided to post the e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three members of Students Against War on her website, they were harrassed by a steady slew of really nasty and obscene messages which included death threats. In retaliation, the prog-blog One People’s Project website promptly released Michelle Malkin’s personal contact details.


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USA Ambassador to Canadians: We Care About Climate Change

Here’s the USA ambassador, David Wilkins, writing to Canadians, telling them that Americans do care about the environment. Wilkins writes that America cares so much about global warming that they spend “over $5-billion a year to address the problem of climate change, more than any other country in the world.”Well, whoop-de-doo. Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office put the cost of the USA attack, invasion, occupation, torture and massacre tour of Iraq at $9-billion A MONTH

Oh yeah, they care




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Bush’s Destabilizing Nuclear Deal with India ~An Idiotic Tango Begets Irradiated Mangos

published on dissident voice
Countless thousands of people have died in the utterly stupid and useless wars which have been fought between India an Pakistan since “Partition” in 1947.This warmongering enmity has resulted in a precarious and insidious arms race, and today, the subdivided subcontinent is locked into the world’s most dangerous nuclear brinkmanship embrace.


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GOP GWOT GOTTerdammerung

The truculent troglodytes’ GOP monoglot,
 Of orgulous oligopolist dystopia, a
  Tortuous Brobdingnagian
GWOT plot, an

   Axis of
Apocalypse and apoplectic hyperbole.

    Lap-dogging the ogreish oligarchical despot,
      Press stenographers claque in echolalia
     Oggling obsequious grovelling robots,
      Warmongers all, the corporate-media.

       Ergo emasculate lumpenprole bigots,
      Regurgitate redneckian megalomania,
     Homo-hating misanthrope homunculus hotshots
    American might’s naught but macho scagliola.

   Scofflaw unscrupulous scrofulous geezers,
  Catatonic gerontocrat PNAC paterfamilias,
 Obligatory obeisance to a godawful Jesus.

Regnant Republican Ziocon zealots,
 Ransack and massacre Sunni and Shia
  United States global hegemony’s fraught with a

   Propagandist palimpsest, pusillanimous panacea.

    The president’s election’s an autarchical fraud,
     Erected by gerrymandering vote-rigging sleaze,
      Democracy’s dead in a Dieboldian vault,
       The Neocon nukular Pandora is freed,
      Hyperbaric hellion schemes a final assault, the
     Endgame of Bush’s Armageddon is near.

    An humoungous diabolical fascist imbroglio,
   Malignant globe-gobbling capitalist craze,

hatological dogmatic bornagain lingo,

 Religiousity in the vein of the Marquis de Sade.

Incognizant jackbooted jocular jingo,
 Cataplectic Machiavellian legerdemain,
  A pugnacious ignoramus spews incognito,

  Now the warmongers mission is clearly insane.

    Disintegrating prodigal pompous poltroon,
shackle Ragnarok of imminent doom,
  Epochal megadeath and
detumescent gloom,
now the abysmal Neocon hegemon’s tomb, is
red by this epitaph to his Gotterdammerung.

Beating Around the Bush By the Bourse

published on International Clearing House

bourse / /n. (also Bourse) a stock exchange, esp. in Europe.
– Canadian Oxford Dictionary

Only bozos believed Bush when he said it was WMD’s that made him attack, invade, occupy and massacre Iraq. Most of us thought it was to steal Iraq’s oil, but we were only partly right. What totally terrorized the tyrannical Texan tycoon was when Saddam played the oil bourse card in November, 2000. When Saddam started selling Iraqi oil in euro’s, he jeopardized greenback hegemony as the world’s supreme foreign exchange transaction currency. If this brilliant idea catches on, it will trigger the total collapse of the USA economy. The oil grab is a sideshow. The main feature is the oil bourse.


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Tom Hurndall, Peace Activist, Shot by Israeli Sniper April 11, 2003,While Rescuing Palestinian Kids


Just before midday on 11 April, 2003, an Israeli sniper opened fire on three children as they played in a dusty, makeshift playground in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip. The youngsters froze. Tom Hurndall, a 22 year-old English photographer dashed to the scene, carrying the traumatised body of a small boy to safety. Hurndall returned into the line of fire. As he bent to scoop a small girl away from the fizzing bullets, Israeli Army Sergeant Taysir Hayb shot him in the side of the head. Hurndall spent the next nine months unconscious in a London hospital before he died. In court, Sergeant Hayb admitted that “The [Israeli army] fires freely in Rafah.” ~Yeah, even shooting at children at a playground and then murdering the heroic Peace activists who try to protect them.


Reflections On the World Social Forum at Karachi

The Polycentric World Social Forum was planned to be held simultaneously in Karachi, Pakistan, Caracas, Venezuela and Bamako, Mali, but Karachi had to be postponed following the disastrous October earthquake in northern Pakistan, while the other two went ahead. I’ve just returned home from this momentous gathering and my experience at the WSF Karachi is now melding together into a big blur, from which I can extract some overall impressions. The big blurry picture is of course, interspersed with a clearer myriad of details, many of which warm the heart and inspire. With a theme slogan of “Another World is Possible,” energetic, exuberant, flamboyant, and celebratory are the predominant adjectives which come to mind to describe the event. It was a very joyous meeting. There was an overall impression of gender balance, and although there’s no doubt that the event attracted the most progressive women in Pakistani society, there was also wide representation from rural and tribal women. Women spoke out freely and worked together with men. Men participated in women’s forums, women and men marched together, and there was gender balance in the facilitation of meetings.


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