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Monopolizing War? What America Knows How to Do Best
Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:53 By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch | Op-Ed
It's pop-quiz time when it comes to the American way of war: three questions, torn from the latest news, just for you. Here's the first of them, and good luck!
Two weeks ago, 200 U.S. Marines began armed operations in...?:
f) Central Africa
g) Northern Mali
h) The Philippines
Turmoil Over Contentious Video Spreads to Yemen and Iran
Thursday, 13 September 2012 09:28 By Nasser Arrabyee and Alan Cowell, The New York Times News Service | Report
Sana, Yemen - Turmoil in the Arab world linked to an American-made video denigrating the Prophet Muhammad spread on Thursday to Yemen, where hundreds of protesters attacked the American Embassy, two days after assailants killed the American ambassador in Libya and crowds tried to overrun the embassy compound in Cairo.
News reports also spoke of a separate protest in Tehran, where around 500 Iranians chanting “Death to America” tried to converge on the Swiss Embassy, which handles United States interests in the absence of formal diplomatic relations with Washington. Hundreds of police officers held the crowds back from the diplomatic compound, witnesses said.
Middle East Protests at US Embassies Spread in Uproar Over Anti-Muslim US Film
Thursday, 13 September 2012 12:31 By Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, Democracy NOW! | Interview and Video
Protests are spreading in the Middle East over a movie made by a U.S. filmmaker considered blasphemous to Islam. Earlier today, hundreds of Yemeni demonstrators stormed the U.S. embassy in Sana’a, smashing windows and burning cars before breaking through the compound’s main gate. Protests have also occurred in Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Tunisia and Bangladesh, as well as the occupied Gaza Strip. We get updates from journalists Iona Craig in Sana’a and Sharif Abdel Kouddous in Cairo.
Gar Alperovitz: "The Pluralist Commonwealth"
Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:37 By Gar Alperovitz, Truthout | Book Excerpt
Alperovitz suggests the "Pluralist Commonwealth" model offers a way to enhance equality, liberty, democracy, economic efficiency, transparency, enterprise accountability and human development.
This Chapter Six, is Part 10 of Truthout's continuing series of excerpts from Gar Alperovitz's "America Beyond Capitalism."
This is an exclusive Truthout series from political economist and author Gar Alperovitz. We will be publishing weekly installments of the new edition of "America Beyond Capitalism," a visionary book, first published in 2005, whose time has come. Donate to Truthout.
Increasing numbers of Americans concerned with equality, liberty and democracy have begun to despair that traditional strategies to achieve the nation's most fundamental values simply no longer work. If corporate capitalism (to say nothing of the socialist model) appears unable to sustain equality, liberty and democracy, is there any conceivable, logically coherent way forward?