Monthly Archives: September 2006

Raul Castro: Current Leader of Cuban Resistance Against American Blockade and Imperialism

Emerging from Fidel's shadow Raul Castro may lack his older brother's charm but he is sure to succeed him as Cuban president, writes Duncan Campbell From The Guardian   The youngest of the five Castro siblings, Raul, 75, has been … Continue reading

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Kirstein To Deliver Paper on Horowitz and Academic Freedom

http://www.stfrancis.edu/cas/sops2006/schedule2006.htm  I will be presenting this paper at the University of St. Francis. Scholarship of Pedagogy Conference: October 7, 2006 Sponsored by the University of St. Francis and the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area ABSTRACT: "David Horowitz in Your … Continue reading

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The War that U.S. Central Command Hides From You: Americans Needlessly Dying in Imperialist, Aggressive War

Washington Post: This frame from a videotape shows the bodies of U.S. service members killed in the Sunni Muslim city of Ramadi. Such images are virtually non-existent even though 2700 American military personnel have died in this preemptive, monstrous war for oil, … Continue reading

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Chávez, Chomsky and the “Devil” is in the Details

 The flag of la República Bolivariana de Venezuela President Hugo Chávez, in his September 20, 2006 address before the fall session of the U.N. General Assembly, referred to Mr Bush as "the devil." In this address he displayed and discussed … Continue reading

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Kirstein Publishes in A.A.U.P. Academe on Teaching the Iraq War

Faculty Forum: "Teaching the Iraq War," Academe, September-October 2006. By Peter N. Kirstein Many conservatives such as David Horowitz, Laura Ingraham, Roger Kimble, and Sara Dogan assert that the academy is dominated by leftwing professors who indoctrinate students with antiwar advocacy. … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein’s Additional Commentary and The New York Times Joining Muslim World Call for Papal Apology

While I commented in the post below on the pope's apparent lack of ecumenism and frankly knowledge of Islam, it is important not to take his provocative quotation out of context. This is a greater contextual illustration of Pope Benedict XVI address in Germany … Continue reading

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Pope Criticised for Quoting Anti-Muslim Remarks

Pope Benedict XVI, while visiting his native Germany for six days, gave a speech on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at the University of Regensburg, entitled "Faith, Reason and the University: Memories and Reflections." He appeared to target Islam as a violent … Continue reading

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America’s Prestige as Superpower is Finished: Europeans Know Better

The U.S., the leader of the free world, the defender of peace, freedom and democracy, the slayer of communism, the opponent of terrorism, the world's greatest country, the ethical apogee of humanitarianism, the hero of the Marshall Plan, the putative … Continue reading

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Historians Against the War Discuss Its Mission: H.A.W. Has Been Attacked as “Unprofessional” by Prowar, Conservative David Horowitz.

HAW NOTES  (HAW newsletter #5) September 2006 RESPONSE TO MIDEAST CRISIS  Issue editors: Marc Becker, Alan Dawley Contributors: Peter Kirstein; Ghanim Khali; Roberta Gold; David Newbury; Lori Ginzberg; David Montgomery; Elizabeth McKillen; Michael Hanagan; Sonya Michel; David T. Beito; Leslie … Continue reading

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Five Years Later: The Lesson of September 11, 2001.

                                                                The September 11, 2001 attacks were an act of terrorism, which is hardly unique in war as the United States knows too well, but were in reaction to American foreign policy in the Middle East and not an initiation of … Continue reading

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Without Tenure, Universities Like Brigham Young Have More License to Persecute Controversial Professors

This dreaded university has a history of abuse and mistreatment of faculty. In 1998 the oppressive and unprofessional administration was CENSURED by the American Association of University Professors. One would think B.Y.U. would have learned its lesson and attempt, as it could with … Continue reading

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The Pentagon Reaches Greatness: Now U.S. Can’t Burn Defenceless P.O.W. Or Can It?

The Pentagon has released well-publicised revisions in the Army Field Manual that forbid the following treatment of P.O.W. or other detainees. In 2006, the United States of America, that proclaims itself as the leader of the "Civilised World" now bans … Continue reading

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Democrats: Hands off Secretary of Defence Rumsfeld

One can see the politics of death and mass murder. The Democrats, all too eager to regain power, are now on a mission to get the SecDef fired or to portray him as the source of all the problems in … Continue reading

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700% More U.S. Women Have Died in Iraq than Vietnam

More women have been slaughtered in the Republican-Democratic Party Iraq War than in the Vietnam and Korean Wars combined. In Vietnam, eight women were killed out of the 11,000 who served. In Iraq, fifty-nine servicewomen have been killed in which … Continue reading

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Labour Day 2006: A Reflection on the Lack of Economic Equality in America

The poverty rate is 12.6% in the United States. The so-called richest nation in the world has one of the worse records, among liberal democracies, in economic redistribution of income. Thirty-seven million Americans live in destitution below the poverty line. The … Continue reading

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