>Licensed to Loot

>The East India Company was the first multinational corporation - until its abuse of power caused a public backlash. Nick Robins examines its legacy to reveal how it set the corporate blueprint for today's firms to operate unchecked.by Nick Robinswww.theecologist.org (November 01 2006)In August 1769, two Armenian merchants, Johannes Rafael and Gregore Cojamaul, arrived at … Continue reading >Licensed to Loot

>Owning the Torture Society

>The Long Slog of Rebuilding American Democracyby Ted Rallwww.rall.com (November 21 2006)The military tribunal lasted a week. At the end the seventeen defendants were permitted to make a closing statement. Alexei Shestov, 41 years of age, stood up and admitted being a terrorist and traitor. "In that struggle", he confessed, "I employed every loathsome, every … Continue reading >Owning the Torture Society

>Give Thanks No More

>It's Time for a National Day of Atonementby Robert JensenAlternative Press Review (November 21 2006)One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective collective fasting.In fact, indigenous people have offered such a model; … Continue reading >Give Thanks No More

>Thanksgiving: The National Day of Mourning

>Text of 1970 speechby Wampsutta, an Aquinnah Wampanoag ElderBlack Commentator - Issue 207 (November 23 2006) Frank James (1923 - February 20 2001), known to the Wampanoag people as Wampsutta, was invited to speak by the Commonwealth of Massachusettsat the 1970 annual Thanksgiving feast at Plymouth. When the text of Mr James' speech, a powerful … Continue reading >Thanksgiving: The National Day of Mourning