Media Avoids Covering Vote on Permanent Bases

By David Swanson

Something is happening in Iraq that most Americans have never heard about, but many Americans think the war is being fought for: the United States is building what look like permanent military bases.

Something happened in Congress last Thursday that most Americans have not heard about. A number of Congress Members, led by Barbara Lee and Tom Allen, proposed an amendment to the latest giant spending bill for the war, an amendment forbidding the United States to establish permanent read more

Homeland Dreamland

By David Swanson

If you have not yet seen the film “Occupation Dreamland,” I highly recommend it. Co-Director Garrett Scott died on March 2, but he truly accomplished something before he left.
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Those who oppose the Iraq War often struggle with the fact that so many U.S. soldiers are willing to participate in it, are willing to attack someone else?s country, raid their houses, shoot at their cars, melt the skin off their children with white phosphorous. read more

Fog Facts

By David Swanson

Larry Beinhart, author of ?Wag the Dog? and ?The Librarian,? has done us a remarkable service with the publication of a new small nonfiction book titled ?Fog Facts.? He has given language to a new and critically important concept, that of the fact that is neither secret nor known. By ?fog facts,? Beinhart means to indicate pieces of information that have been published on back pages of business sections of newspapers or picked up read more