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Blair Promised Military Support, Manipulated Opinion for Iraq War

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The article is reprinted under the creative commons share-alike non-commercial license of the author. The views expressed are exclusively those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by Common Sense.   By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer at Common Dreams Memo shows Blair ‘was happy to launder George Bush’s policy on Iraq and sub-contract British foreign […]

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Asia’s March of Folly

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In 1906 the HMS Dreadnought gently rode the Portsmouth yard slipways into the cold waters of the English Channel. Her launching immediately made every other battleship on Earth obsolete. The brainchild and driving passion of Admiral “Jackie” Fisher, First Lord of the Admiralty, the Dreadnought revolutionized naval architecture so thoroughly that she gave her name […]

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Mythbusters #6: The Great War and the Inevitability of Conflicts

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This August we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, back then simply known as the Great War. The latter is undoubtedly the more appropriate name: it was a ‘World War’ by courtesy only[1]. Through the end of the year, there will be events all over Europe commemorating events of […]

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EU and US Experts Comment on TTIP

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On the 23rd of May, I had the pleasure to attend the Georgetown Law International Trade Symposium in Brussels. The symposium was opened by the outgoing President of the European Commission, José Manuel Durão Barroso, and included panels on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations and the application of the World Trade Organization’s Appellate […]

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Amok Time

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Amok.  Noun \ə-ˈmək, -ˈmäk\ A murderous frenzy that has traditionally been regarded as occurring especially in Malaysian culture.[1] Full Disclosure: I am a gun owner, recreational shooter and hunter. I support the Supreme Court’s individual interpretation of the right to bear arms. I nevertheless support better gun regulation. Another month, another school shooting. On December […]

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Shared: The Reproduction of Privilege

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The New York Times’ Thomas B. Edsall writes an excellent article on how the system of higher education in the United States is perpetuating a system of income inequality and privilege. Read more at: http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/the-reproduction-of-privilege/

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

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