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Stan Goff

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Getting Off the Road

(9) Comments | Posted September 10, 2009 | 8:21 AM

Obama's WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER either.

It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools.

- Ecclesiastes 7:5

The Game

"You lie!"

-Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC)

President Barack Obama is now under siege by a vocal right-wing -...

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Honduras Coup

(26) Comments | Posted June 28, 2009 | 7:45 PM

Outside of the direct actors, we don't know exactly what just happened in Honduras. But the spinning will start soon, and neither President Obama nor Secretary of State Clinton have called for the return of President Zelaya to his rightful office. They have made tepid statements of opposition to military...

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McChrystal & Pelosi

(14) Comments | Posted May 16, 2009 | 7:22 AM

May 14, 2009

a ramble

Yesterday, I was loading salvaged warehouse shelf uprights onto a truck at Cary Towne Center, a mall in Cary, North Carolina. Across the road in the parking lot, I scanned the bumper stickers on a silver Toyota RAV4 L, license plate XZF-7063 (North Carolina). A...

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It's Not Rocket Science: Land Productivity, Food Rights

(3) Comments | Posted March 19, 2009 | 8:11 AM

Originally posted at Feral Scholar

I am offering this piece by my dear collaborator, De, as an essential bit of counter-propaganda against Big Ag -- one of the key players in the oligarchy that holds sway over the Obama administration every bit as much as they have Bush II,...

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The complications of conscience and elections

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2008 | 10:35 AM

My little website has been about as critical of Barack Obama's presidential candidacy as any one might find outside the Right and the sectarian Left. I am unapologetic about that criticism; and folks can rest assured that such criticism will extend past the election and the inauguration of --...

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How Republicans Can Win (and Deserve It)

(61) Comments | Posted September 30, 2008 | 7:23 PM

I sincerely hope that Cindy Sheehan will bludgeon Nancy Pelosi with Pelosi's massive capitulation to Wall Street... that -- in a supreme irony -- Republicans managed to defeat. There is nothing California can do for the rest of the nation more beneficial than send Pelosi home and elect Cindy.


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Kassandra Vindicated

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2008 | 12:07 PM

The current financial meltdown was not created by George W. Bush or the Republicans. I want to put that out there right now; because election fever has created a tornado belt of mendacity.

The form of the system in crisis is called neoliberalism. The big players are rentier capitalists. The...

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Who and Whose (Open Letter to Troops)

(11) Comments | Posted September 10, 2008 | 8:02 PM

Open Letter to Christian US Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan
Who and Whose are you?

BY Stan Goff

Confession of faith and renunciation of evil

On February 1, 1996, I retired from the United States Army. I had served in the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam as...

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An Ossetia Thread

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2008 | 5:45 PM

The most maddening aspect of this whole episode -- aside from the terrible bloodshed of it -- is the utter dishonesty of the US press, from the tv "news," to the mainstream papers, to so-called public radio. The employment of the term "hostilities breaking out" (like a flue epidemic or...
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(3) Comments | Posted July 21, 2008 | 2:13 PM

Catastrophe: n.

1. A great, often sudden calamity.
2. A complete failure; a fiasco: The food was cold, the guests quarreled--the whole dinner was a catastrophe.
3. The concluding action of a drama, especially a classical tragedy, following the climax and containing a resolution of the plot.

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The Disposable Oath

(24) Comments | Posted June 11, 2008 | 7:55 AM

When I joined the army and when I reenlisted five times, I did something that every member of Congress does. I took an oath to defend the Constitution as the core commitment of my service. Then the army sent me to eight different conflict areas to attack, or assist others...

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Elections and the Death Cult

(8) Comments | Posted June 6, 2008 | 8:44 AM

I will venture a guess that, contrary to what many believe, Hillary Clinton's biological status as a woman was as much an asset as a liability in the Democratic primaries. One can only speculate, but there was an understandable and fervent belief on the part of many highly mobilized (white)...

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The ultimate kapu

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2008 | 7:30 AM

My friend and co-conspirator, DeAnander, just put together a very informative and important article. For environmental dilettantes, throwing your disposable water bottle into a recycling can is how to escape the consequences of runaway ecocide. DeAnander and I have been looking at a lot of empirical evidence that says our...

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Wright is right

(6) Comments | Posted April 28, 2008 | 6:26 PM

Well, when the NAACP decides, rightly, to give Wright a pulpit to defend the prophetic tradition of many African American churches, we can now see what happens. MSNBC has launched what can only be called a hate-fest against Wright, with other media eagerly piling on; and Obama is under pressure...

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The Politics of Food is Politics

(2) Comments | Posted April 24, 2008 | 5:42 PM


In recent days, we have seen the rising price of oil and the devaluation of the dollar create two quantum shifts in the economy: the beginning of the collapse of the air travel industry and a global crisis of food-price inflation. These are related...

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Bagwan Petraeus Returns

(8) Comments | Posted April 8, 2008 | 8:35 AM

...and members of Congress can again be expected to grovel shamelessly before this military apparatchik. Consequently, Petraeus will succeed in his principle mission: to support the next phase of Bush administration lies about what is going on in Iraq.

First of all, since there is no game official to declare...

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Good Morning, Vietnam!

(14) Comments | Posted March 27, 2008 | 5:59 PM

Nouri al Maliki, at the behest of his American masters, has thrown the new Army of the Republic of Vietnam against the militias of the most powerful and cohesive popular movement in Iraq, that of Muqtada al Sadr. By all accounts, even with their American advisers, tactical air and intelligence...

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(6) Comments | Posted March 19, 2008 | 6:19 PM an obscenity. Five years now, and countless lives immiserated, maimed, extinguished. George W. Bush today puffed up his chest and declared that the incalculable horror, the sustained anguish, the terrible sin that is the war he started in Iraq, "will be discussed by military historians for many years." He's...

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Peasants with pitchforks...

(9) Comments | Posted March 17, 2008 | 12:07 PM

... might be a sign of progress or bloody reaction. It's a nodal point, where history's pivot presents a very real bifircation.

Mark Jones eight years ago described the post-Cold War booms as the capitalist metropoles digesting the fallen Eastern Bloc, somewhat slowly, "like a snake who's swallowed a goat."...

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Core Melt (the Bear [Stearns] Bailout)

(13) Comments | Posted March 15, 2008 | 7:32 AM

"I hate it when that happens."

-John McCain, -Hillary Clinton, -Barack Obama

These securities firms are among the largest contributors to them all. Now, as the feces hits the proverbial fan, let's watch them tie themselves in knots telling us all how this happened... and how they will look out...

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