S. Rowan Wolf
These is hardly any subject S. Rowan Wolf, a sociologist, hasn't touched on. You will find the military, the war on terror, social security and the environment all broached here, all of which having a global span. This is versatility and analysis par execellence!
NORTH KOREA: ANOTHER INTELLIGENCE FAILURE By ROWAN WOLF(March 3, 2007). For over four years BushCo has claimed that North Korea was involved in a uranium enrichment program which would lead them quickly (if it had not already done so) to nuclear missile capability. Based upon that belief, the Bush listed North Korea among the "axis of evil," and instigated sanctions that have cost North Koreans dearly.
A SLOW MOTION COUP By S. ROWAN WOLF (May 17, 2006). Many are raising alarm about Bush's use of "signing statements. While Bush has not vetoed any legislation that has come his way, he has used the signing statement to exempt the executive branch from obeying the laws he has signed. Bush has utilized the signing statement an estimated 750 times to effectively overrule legislation that has come before him.
GOSS OUT, HAYDEN IN? By S. ROWAN WOLF (May 6, 2006). The surprise resignation of Porter Goss of the CIA is being pinned on one of Gloss' top appointments (Kyle Foggo) being involved in the Cunningham sex scandal (Nation 5/05/06). While this may be a stimulus (or excuse) for moving on, Goss and Negroponte have not played well together...
IMMIGRATION IS MORE THAN A DEBATE By S. ROWAN WOLF (April 2, 2006). We are seeing the crescendo of a furor as immigration is out forward to take the focus off other unsavory issues - the War in Iraq, illegal activities by those in the Bush White House and the GOP, illegal wiretapping of U.S. citizens, the failures of Katrina and the list goes on.
CIVIL WAR OR GENOCIDE IN IRAQ? By S. ROWAN WOLF (Feb 26, 2006). All hell has broken loose in Iraq with the bombing of the Askariya shrine in Samarra on February 22, 2005.
WHO CONTROLS US PORTS? By S. ROWAN WOLF (Feb 23, 2006). Congressional outcry about "foreign" operations of US ports - even military - rings very hollow. This control is nothing new, and numerous ports are in the hands of international corporations and foreign nations, including China.
THE NEO-CON NEW WORLD ORDER By S. ROWAN WOLF (Feb 21, 2006). Where a series of greed and militaristic fumblings may weaken the United States.
THE TORCH MUST PASS By S. ROWAN WOLF (Feb 9, 2006). In short order, we have lost three matriarchs of social equality - Rosa Parks, Betty Friedan, and now Coretta Scott King and we live in a time when the sky is literally and figuratively falling - a time when we desperately need to understand how injustice bears fruit in our lives.
THE MARCH TO WAR ... WITH IRAN? By S. ROWAN WOLF (Feb 4, 2006). If you haven't gotten nervous yet about the next Bush administration target, then you might want to perk your ears. Iran may be the clincher for the countdown to what we have never experienced.
THE LONG WAR: 2006 QUADRENNIAL DEFENSE REVIEW By ROWAN WOLF (Feb 4, 2006). Bracing in for protracted conflicts ahead on multiple fronts.
LIBERTY POST - CHAOS REIGNS By ROWAN WOLF (Feb 1, 2006). A lot of things have changed since George W. Bush went into office in 2001. Most for the worse.
CHINA FLEXES ITS MUSCLES By S. ROWAN WOLF (Jan 15, 2006). The growth rate of China (and India) are Leaving G7 Nations in the Slow Lane. China's growth, and huge export surplus, are impacting G7 economies - particularly the US. The combination of debt (a significant amount of which is held by China), and import dependence has put inflationary pressures on the US economy.
IT'S OK TO SPY, JUST CALL IT EAVESDROPPING By S. ROWAN WOLF(Jan 8, 2006). Bush has used the war on terror, the war in Iraq to spy on US citizens. The same trend all over the world - without the war clause - but here the watchers are being watched and exposed.
ESCALATING CONFLICT BETWEEN RUSSIA AND UKRAINE By S. ROWAN WOLF (Dec 29, 2005). An "energy geopolitics" crisis brewing in Europe. Russia and Ukraine are at the epicentre.
US CONSTITUTIONAL ABUSES By S. ROWAN WOLF (Dec 26, 2005). The Bush administration bloats up its supersurveillance apparatus.
WHY SHOULD WE BE CONCERNED ABOUT EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION? By S. ROWAN WOLF (Dec 12, 2005). The US practice of extraordinary rendition is making a stir across the world. Nations in Europe are investigating the reports that the CIA has secret prisons in EU countries.
FALLUJAH, LIES, AND BANNED WEAPONS By S. ROWAN WOLF (Nov 15, 2005). The full scale of the Fallujah assault has yet to be appreciated. Banned weapons were used. Read on...
UZBEK THEN AND NOW By S. ROWAN WOLF (Oct 29, 2005). Deja vu, U-Turns and "our regime." Now, the U.S. considers supporting sanctions against Uzbekistan for human rights violations.
THE BUSH GAME PLAN IS NOT SHIFTING By S. ROWAN WOLF (Oct 16, 2005). Despite a deluge of negative news, including rising anger among US citizens, Bush follows his "divine" call.
ESOTERICA, TRIVIA OR CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION? By S. ROWAN WOLF (Oct 4, 2005). What does the symbol @ remind you of, especially in this Internet age? Herodios.com has a detailed discussion of how various nations refer to this "common" symbol. They include pig's tail, strudel, ear, "rollmops" - pickled herrings rolled in a jar, "swinging monkey," etc.
STILL LOSING THE 'WAR ON TERRORISM' By S. ROWAN WOLF (Oct 1, 2005). While the devastation and debacles of hurricanes have given the news a lower priority, the "war on terrorism" proceeds, with twists.
THE INVISIBLE VICTIMS OF KATRINA By S. ROWAN WOLF (Sept 16, 2005). The invisible victims could be the East Asian communities of the coast, the Latino residents of the area, and perhaps most invisible of all, the tribal peoples of the Gulf coast.
FAMILIAR NAMES AND THE COST OF LOYALTY By S. ROWAN WOLF (Sept 12, 2005). Names we have become all too familiar with in the Iraq "bonanza" are reaping the rewards of Katrina as well - Halliburton, Bechtel, Flour, GRSI - and believe it or not, Blackwater.
MASSACRE IN HAITI By S. ROWAN WOLF (Aug 28, 2005). Reports indicate UN forces were involved in the killings during a USAID sponsored soccer match.
ENVIRONMENT, GLOBALIZATION, AND GENOCIDE By S. ROWAN WOLF (Aug 22, 2005). The environment is the straight line link between globalization and genocide. The policies and practices of globalization institutions (such as the IMF and World Bank), and the practices of transforming nations for "participation" in a globalized free market capitalist economy, result in environmental destruction and the destruction of the peoples who live there.
WHY AREN'T 350 BOMBS EXPLODING SIMULTANEOUSLY BIG NEWS? By S. ROWAN WOLF (Aug 21, 2005).On Wednesday Aug 17, 350 bombs exploded simultaneously across Bangladesh. The U.S. corporate media did a sound bite and the story disappeared. Even most of the international media have given the story short shrift
STARVATION IN NIGER - CAPITALISM NOT FAMINE By S. ROWAN WOLF (Aug 14, 2005). Capitalism has both driven up prices of food beyond the reach of the poor, and stymied efforts to relieve that inequity. Neither the government of Niger, nor the UN has been willing to give free food to those who are starving for fear of disrupting Niger's new capitalism.
IF YOU THINK BUSH'S POLICIES MAKE US SAFER THINK AGAIN By S. ROWAN WOLF (Aug 3, 2005). We keep being told that the Bush approach to the world is making us safer. Think Again...
"OILIGARGY" By ROWAN WOLF (July 17, 2005). It is clear that China has entered a head to head competition with the US over resources, and particularly over global oil supplies. China is making oil deals with virtually everyone, and is flexing its muscles in East Asia.
CHINA BIDS TO ENTER US OIL EMPIRE By ROWAN WOLF (June 25, 2005). This is big news, and not particularly good news, if you have been watching the evolving situation between China and the United States. It is clear that the two nations are on a collision course in a number of ways.
THE NEXT NEOCON ACQUISITION - THE UN? By ROWAN WOLF (June 17, 2005). The long-running plan to bring the UN under complete White House control seems to be nearing its finale.
WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF GM's PROBLEMS? By ROWAN WOLF (June 11, 2005). Is General Motor's troubles the harbinger of more bad things to come?
REPORTS OF CIVILIAN DEATHS IN IRAQ MAKE NO SENSE By S. ROWAN WOLF (June 4, 2005). The presitgious Lancet magazine stated in Oct 2004 that more than 100,000 civilians had died in Iraq since the invasion. This irked the US Army. The methodology used, however, was not a problem in estimating civilian deaths in Kosovo.
PIPELINE-STAN BECOMES A REALITY By S. ROWAN WOLF (May 26, 2005). The US has had a long history of "interest" in Afghanistan over its oil and gas reserves. Now the plan to build a pipeline to the Caspian Sea is becoming a reality.
MERGING "RIGHTS" IN A TIME OF FEAR By S. ROWAN WOLF (May 19, 2005). At this critical juncture, there is confluence of of bad news.
REAL ID AND THE BIG PICTURE By ROWAN WOLF (May 13, 2005). National IDs may be just another step towards total surveillance.
THE COST OF RUMSFELD'S MILITARY RESTRUCTURING By ROWAN WOLF (May 11, 2005). Unlike corporate restructuring, this one bloats up the budget by billions. Kudos to the auditor invovled.
IS SURVEILLANCE PROTECTION? By ROWAN WOLF (May 10, 2005). One of the biggest threats to democracy is the loss of privacy protections. They have eroded under government attacks on our right to privacy, and they have eroded from corporate attacks on our privacy.
WHERE IS GENETIC RESEARCH GOING? By ROWAN WOLF (May 6, 2005). If folks aren't thinking about what is happening in genetic research, then it is time they did.
DO PROPHETS USE SMART DUST? By S.ROWAN WOLF (Nov 25, 2004). Both Prophet and Smart Dust are new military intelligence and weapons systems that use integrated electronic mapping and jamming systems, and detection tools that monitor temperature, motion, vibration to triangulate a "target."
OIL DEPLETION DENIAL By S. ROWAN WOLF (April 16, 2005). Our oil reserves may not sustain our frenetic consumption for too long.
HUMAN IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT HAS TO BE ADDRESSED By S. ROWAN WOLF (March 31, 2005). Study after study, report after report, shows that global warming is real, and that environmental collapse is real, and that human beings are intimately implicated in the changes.
TORTURE HIGHLIGHTS THE AMBIGUITY OF 'SUPPORT THE TROOPS' By S. ROWAN WOLF (March 27, 2005). The war in Iraq presents a tremendous challenge for those against the war in the US. Everyone has taken up the mantra of "Support the Troops." On the anti-war side this translates into "Bring them Home."
SOMALIANS DIE FROM TOXIC REMAINS OF TSUNAMI By S. ROWAN WOLF (March 17, 2005). The impact of the tsunami stirred up hazardous waste deposits on the beaches around North Hobyo (South Mudug) and Warsheik (North of Benadir). Contamination from the waste deposits has thus caused health and environmental problems to the surrounding local fishing communities including contamination of groundwater.
A CRISIS OF TRUST By S. ROWAN WOLF (March 10, 2005) The Israeli government is funding and building Jewish settlement outposts across the West Bank in violation of its own laws and international mandates, according to a government-sanctioned report scheduled to be released Wednesday."
WHERE LIES TAKE US By S. ROWAN WOLF (Feb 14, 2005).
TSUNAMI SURVIVORS WE WON'T BE SEEING By S.ROWAN WOLF (Jan 9, 2005).
WHERE ARE WE HEADED FOR? LOOK TO RUSSIA By S. ROWAN WOLF (Dec 5, 2004).
BUSHUS MANDATUS: SECURING THE EMPIRE By Prof ROWAN WOLF (Nov 26, 2004).
PAY OFF OR PAY IT FORWARD? By S. ROWAN WOLF (Oct 23, 2004).
OPPORTUNITY MEETS COMPETITION - THE US AND CHINA By S. ROWAN WOLF (Oct 3, 2004).
CIVIL WAR IN IRAQ By S. ROWAN WOLF (Sept 15, 2004).
WHO IS THE REAL TARGET IN THE PENTAGON SPY CASE? - Part III By S. ROWAN WOLF (Aug 30, 2004).
ALLEGED ISRAELI SPY -Part II By S. ROWAN WOLF (Aug 30, 2004).
ISRAELI SPY IN THE PENTAGON? By S. ROWAN WOLF (Aug 29, 2004).
DO YOU HEAR THAT SUCKING SOUND? By S. ROWAN WOLF (August 1, 2004).
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY By S. ROWAN WOLF (July 17, 2004).
AFGHANISTAN - NOT A "PIPE DREAM" ANY LONGER By S. ROWAN WOLF (June 27, 2004).
INTERROGATION DOCUMENTS RAISE QUESTIONS By S. ROWAN WOLF (June 25, 2004).
CAN'T SEE OUR NOSE TO SPITE OUR FACE By S. ROWAN WOLF.
ABOVE THE LAW By S. ROWAN WOLF (June 13, 2004).
IT's HARD TO KEEP YOUR FAITH By S. ROWAN WOLF (June 7, 2004).
PRIVACY INVASION ALERT By S. ROWAN WOLF (May 22, 2005). There is a people search directory that allows people (for a fee) to get a tremendous amount of information on you. Even a satellite photograph of your residence.
THE EXCUSE? POOR SUPERVISION AND TRAINING By S. ROWAN WOLF.
WHAT HAVE WE COME TO IN IRAQ? By S. ROWAN WOLF (May 27, 2004).
CHALABI: FRIEND AND ALLY NOW AN EVIL DOER By S. ROWAN WOLF.
HIGH OIL PRICES? A WIN-WIN SITUATION FOR BUSH By S. ROWAN WOLF.
WAS RELEASE OF TORTURE INFO TIMED TO DISTRACT By S. ROWAN WOLF.
DEMOCRACY/TORTURE: TORTURE/DEMOCRACY By Prof ROWAN WOLF.
"I'LL BE WATCHING YOU" By S. ROWAN WOLF ((July 17, 2004). "The panopticon is in full swing. "A virtual 'tagging' frenzy seems to be going on."
ABUSE AND TORTURE: ISOLATED INCIDENT OR COMMON POLICY? By Prof ROWAN WOLF.
FALLUJAH: SMART MOVE, RETREAT, OR VISION OF THE "NEW" IRAQ By Prof ROWAN WOLF (May 3, 2004)
WHAT HAPPENED AT ABU GHRAIB By ROWAN WOLF (May 2, 2004).
IS THE US MIDDLE EAST PLAN MEANT TO INFLAME? By ROWAN WOLF (April 19, 2004).
9/11 WARNINGS - AUGUST 6, 2001 PDB WAS NOT ALL THAT WAS AVAILABLE By S. ROWAN WOLF (April 11, 2004, Uncommon Thought Journal).
WE ARE WATCHING YOU By Prof ROWAN WOLF ((July 17, 2004). " Big Brother likes to watch for your benefit..."
GENERATING "DATA" AND A HOLE TO PUT IT IN By Prof ROWAN WOLF ((June 5, 2004). Big Brother is turning into a voyeur...
POWER PLAY? By S. ROWAN WOLF (March 24, 2004).
Environmental collapse - sooner not later BY S. ROWAN WOLF
How bad is inflation? By Prof Rowan Wolf.
The Empire Frame of Mind By ROWAN WOLF.
Environmental collapse - sooner not later BY S. ROWAN WOLF
Water and oil do mix By S. ROWAN WOLF.
Water and oil do mix By S. ROWAN WOLF.