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"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true."
                Demosthenes

Anchor for this item  posted March 13, 2002 at 10:07 AM MDT

* In The Myth of the Global Economy Mark Weisbrot (he's co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research,) writes, "Sadly, more than 60 years after World War II pulled this country out of the Great Depression, military Keynesianism is still the only expansionary fiscal policy that can command a majority among our political class. Hence the real economic stimulus package of the Bush Administration, whether calculated as such or not: the War Without End. It seems that globalization is not only area of economic debate where ideology has crowded out reason." Ya ... I can't celebrate that it's taken this long for the penny to drop, but ... ya, that's right."
I'm reminded here of the "Our Present" section of the Aligning With Purpose site, which reads in part, "When we first started exploring the problems in our world, we noticed that the U.S. government wasn't really working for "the people" ... that our justice system wasn't really just ... that our press wasn't really free ... and that our foundations weren't really a positive influence in our future.

* Also on the Commondreams site:

Related to this last item, a photo series documenting the extrajudicial killing of Palestinian Mahmoud Salah by a Israeli Border Police unit is on the front page of Left Turn. (This item courtesy Electronic Intifada.)


 

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Human need, not corporate greed ... without justice, there can be no peace. That's the meme stringing these items together.



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