Archive for ‘September, 2011’

Why Was A Top Secret Military Intelligence Unit Ordered To Stop Tracking Bin Laden Months Before 9/11?

Why Was A Top Secret Military Intelligence Unit Ordered To Stop Tracking Bin Laden Months Before 9/11?

This story was written by Jeffrey Kaye and Jason Leopold and originally published at Truthout. Senior Pentagon officials scrubbed key details about a top-secret military intelligence unit’s efforts in tracking Osama bin Laden and suspected al-Qaeda terrorists from official reports they prepared for a Congressional committee probing the 9/11 terrorist attacks, new documents obtained by […]

American Students Should Take A Page From The Chilean Uprising

American Students Should Take A Page From The Chilean Uprising

“In the United States of America, no one should go broke because they chose to go to college.” – President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address, Jan. 27, 2010 Chilean society has been rocked by over three months of protests, beginning as a student uprising demanding affordable education and culminating in workers, environmentalists, LGBT […]

Syrian Jails = Syrian Graves

Syrian Jails = Syrian Graves

At least 88 people are believed to have died in Syria prisons – with evidence that at least 52 of them were tortured or subjected to other ill-treatment — during five months of pro-reform protests, according to a new report from Amnesty International. The dead included 10 children, some as young as 13. The report, […]

Corporate America Sends A Labor Day Message

Corporate America Sends A Labor Day Message

For most Americans, the only significance of Labor Day is that it concludes a three day weekend. For Kirk Artley, it means he has about six weeks left of employment. On Aug. 24, RR Donnelley, a Chicago-based megacorporation that claims to be “the world’s premier full-service provider of print and related services,” told Artley and […]

Will Occupying Wall Street Be America’s Tahrir Square Moment?

Will Occupying Wall Street Be America’s Tahrir Square Moment?

A year or so ago, the notion that Americans would descend on lower Manhattan to set up peaceful barricades, outdoor kitchens and attempt to camp out for a couple of months would seem unlikely, if not laughable. But on September 17th, 2011, that’s just what’s going to be attempted. Maybe this isn’t so surprising, though. […]

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