This will appear in the next issue of Al-Ahram Weekly http://weekly.ahram.org.eg Disappointment follows disappointment with each ‘new’ face, bemoans Eric Walberg, but there is a sort of silver lining Yes, we mustn’t expect too much. We all know it is the establishment that comes first in United States politics. Obama’s presidency could easily be sabotaged by the powers that put him there. But still. He would never have made it
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by Noam Chomsky for ZnetThe Election The word that immediately rolled off of every tongue after the presidential election was “historic.” And rightly so. A Black family in the White House is truly a momentous event. There were some surprises. One was that the election was not over after the Democratic convention. By usual indicators, the opposition party should have had a landslide victory during a severe economic crisis, after
Al-Manar TV: Israeli media on Thursday hailed Barack Obama’s choice of Rahm Emanuel to be his chief of staff, with one daily calling the Democrat of Israeli descent “our man in the White House.“ Radio stations and newspapers pointed out Emanuel’s occupied Jerusalem-born father was once a member of Irgun, an underground, ultra-nationalist Jewish movement that fought British troops before the 1948 existence of Israel. Emanuel himself volunteered to serve
This from the BBC: Barack Obama has started forming his administration by asking Rahm Emanuel, a former adviser to President Clinton, to be his chief-of-staff. So that’s who Obama will put in the single most sensitive position in his White House and that is who will form the rest of the Obama team for “change”. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the names…..
So Obama won, predictably I think. The McCain/Palin ticket was truly the perfect embodiment of everything the world hates about the USA. But that is not the important thing here. What is far more significant is that the McCain/Palin ticket also embodied what so many Americans hate about their own country and that is why Obama won such an overwhelming victory. The readers of this blog must know by now
Between Hope and Reality By Ralph Nader (source: Information Clearing House) Dear Senator Obama: In your nearly two-year presidential campaign, the words “hope and change,” “change and hope” have been your trademark declarations. Yet there is an asymmetry between those objectives and your political character that succumbs to contrary centers of power that want not “hope and change” but the continuation of the power-entrenched status quo. Far more than Senator
As a follow up to my previous post, I would like to introduce Rahm Emanuel to those of you who are not familiar with him. Here are three excellent articles which I highly recommend to you all:Andrew Cockburn: Meet Rahm EmanuelJohn Walsh: How Rahm Emanuel Has Rigged a Pro-War CongressJohn Walsh: Emanuel’s War Plan for Democrats I think these three are a *must read* for anyone contemplating an Obama vote.
Check this AP news item: Barack Obama’s campaign has approached Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel about possibly serving as White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is, along with Joe Lieberman, just about the most fanatical Ziocon in Congress. He is at least as evil and fanatical as any Richard Perle or Paul Wolfowitz. The simple fact that Obama is seriously considering making him his Chief of Staff really says it
by Mickey Z. for Dissident Voice You don’t stick a knife in a man’s back nine inches, and then pull it out six inches, and say you’re making progress. – Malcolm X Another Election Day approaches and I’m reminded of something the late Pakistani dissident, Eqbal Ahmad said about Noam Chomsky in the book, Confronting Empire (2000): “He (Chomsky) has never wavered. He has never fallen into the trap of
I just came across an interesting read on Uruknet (via Palestinian Pundit). Turns out that the foam-at-his-mouth Israel supporter Alan Dershowitz endorses Obama. Dershowitz’ for reasons which are very telling: I think it is better for Israel to have a liberal supporter in the White House than to have a conservative supporter in the oval office. Obama’s views on Israel will have greater impact on young people, on Europe, on
I just came across the transcript of Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barak Obama. Take a look: “So when I look at all of this and I think back to my Army career, we’ve got two individuals, either one of them could be a good president, but which is the president that we need now? Which is the individual that serves the needs of the nation for the next period of
I don’t like Obama. Not one bit. And I *want* to believe that most Americans are not Rednecks. But my friend, American Goy, thinks otherwise. I think he point of view should be heard. Here is what he thinks:——- The real America Do you think that America is what you see in the big cities, with educated, centrist elite who are smart, erudite and surf the web for news? Who
So what do you think? Is Obama a threat to the system (a “field negro”) or the obedient slave of the system (a “house negro”)? Is Obama a force for “change”?