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Honduran Students Defend Occupied National University / Estudiantes Defienden La UNAH en Tegucigalpa

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Map of Honduras

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on Mar 31, 2011

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Wednesday was a national day of action in Honduras as teachers, students, and members of the National People’s Resistance Front took part in a third week of actions against the privatization of education. Students of the National Autonomous University in the capital of Tegucigalpa occupied the campus and the surrounding streets. They were then attacked by riot squads launching tear gas and rocks, and by two tanks that fire water mixed with pepper spray. The police entered the campus grounds from a back entrance before being repelled by hundreds students throwing rocks.

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Wall Street Financial Dogma: Alan Greenspan’s “Old Time Religion” by Michael Hudson

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by Prof. Michael Hudson
Global Research, March 31, 2011

Mr. Greenspan takes it all back. His Old Time Religion was right after all.

It all seems so long ago! On October 23, 2008, Alan Greenspan choked up a mea culpa for his deregulatory policy as Federal Reserve Chairman. “Those of us who have looked to the self-interest of lending institutions to protect shareholders’ equity, myself included, are in a state of shocked disbelief,” he told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. “The whole intellectual edifice, however, collapsed in the summer of last year.”

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Tax-Deductible Invasions by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
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www.walterbrasch.com
March 31, 2011

Protest against US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

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Millions of Americans gave George W. Bush unquestioned support when he diverted personnel and resources from the war against al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden to invade Iraq.

Several million fewer opposed the invasion, stating that the primary mission was to destroy the enemy hiding in Afghanistan that destroyed a part of America and not to expand the war. At first, President Bush claimed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, capable of destroying Israel and, if placed aboard cargo vessels, could be launched at the east coast of the U.S. When that explanation fizzled, Bush said the invasion was to remove a dictator. Soon, “Regime Change” was the buzz phrase of the month.

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On Libya and the Unfolding Crises, Noam Chomsky interviewed by Stephen Shalom and Michael Albert

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Anti-cuts March

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Noam Chomsky interviewed by Stephen Shalom and Michael Albert
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ZNet, March 30, 2011

1. What are US motives in international relations most broadly? That is, what are the over arching motives and themes one can pretty much always find informing US policy choices, no matter where in the world we are discussing? What are the somewhat more specific but still over arching motives and themes for US policy in Middle East and the Arab world? Finally, what do you think are the more proximate aims of US policy in the current situation in Libya?

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s Address to Congress on the War in Libya + transcript

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Updated: added transcript

US, Keep Your Hands Off Libya

on Mar 31, 2011

Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s Address to Congress on the War in Libya
As Prepared for Delivery
United States House of Representatives
March 31, 2011

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Why the Japanese Government Can Afford to Rebuild: It Owns the Largest Depository Bank in the World by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
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webofdebt.com
March 31, 2011

The Japanese government can afford its enormous debt because it owns the bank that is its principal creditor. But competitors are attempting to force the bank’s privatization. If they succeed, they could propel the country into debt servitude along with other credit-strapped nations.

When an IMF spokeswoman said at a news conference on March 17 that Japan has the financial means to recover from its devastating tsunami, skeptical bloggers wondered what she meant. Was it a polite way of saying, “You’re on your own?”

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Keiser Report: Dmitry Orlov on Economic Collapse

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Tops of Beets

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on Mar 31, 2011

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, report on American household wealth declining by 23% while billionaires see their wealth rise by 25%. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Dmitry Orlov for an update on the state of economic collapse in America.

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Michel Chossudovsky: Operation Libya: Insurrection and Military Intervention

Hands Off Libya ! لا تدخل في ليبيا

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with Michel Chossudovsky
Bonnie Faulkner
Guns and Butter
http://www.kpfa.org
March 30, 2011

A US/NATO attempted coup d’etat in Libya; weaponry; media disinformation; who are the rebels; military attack part of long-range planning; real objective of the attack; oil; state of the economy in Libya; Egyptian and Libyan situations contrasted; Egyptian opposition leadership co-opted by foreign interests; the purpose of regime replacement.

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The Euro-US War on Libya: Official Lies and Misconceptions of Critics by James Petras and Robin E. Abaya

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by James Petras and Robin E. Abaya
Global Research, March 30, 2011

Introduction

Many critics of the ongoing Euro-US wars in the Middle East and, now, North Africa, have based their arguments on clichés and generalizations devoid of fact. The most common line heard in regard to the current US-Euro war on Libya is that it’s “all about oil” – the goal is the seizure of Libya’s oil wells.

On the other hand Euro –U.S, government spokespeople defend the war by claiming it’s “all about saving civilian lives in the face of genocide”, calling it “humanitarian intervention”.

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Noam Chomsky: Responsibility and Integrity: The Dilemmas We Face

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Noam Chomsky at the World Social Forum in 2003...

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on Mar 19, 2011

15-03-2011 Utrecht Netherlands

Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia and educated at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his PhD. In 1955 he was appointed to the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he has served as professor of foreign languages and linguistics. He has also taught courses and lectured at many universities throughout the world, including Oxford University. Besides his work in the field of psycholinguistics, Chomsky is also well-known as a leftist activist and social critic. He was an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War and has remained critical of media coverage of politics.

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America’s Planned Nuclear Attack on Libya by Michel Chossudovsky

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USA nuclear (weapons) graffiti

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by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, March 30, 2011

A war on Libya has been on the drawing board of the Pentagon for more than 20 years.

On April 14th 1986, Ronald Reagan ordered a series of bombings directed against Libya  under “Operation El Dorado Canyon”, in reprisal for an alleged Libya sponsored terrorist bombing of a Berlin discotheque. The pretext was fabricated.  During these air raids, which were condemned by both France and Italy, Qadhafi’s residence was bombed killing his younger daughter.

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Bernie Sanders: A Scandal!

Tax The Rich

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on Mar 30, 2011

Sanders’ Top 10 Worst Corporate Income Tax Avoiders: http://1.usa.gov/ieadxt

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NATO Wages War On Third Continent by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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Stop NATO
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March 30, 2011

At its summit in Lisbon, Portugal last November the North Atlantic Treaty Organization adopted its first strategic concept for the 21st century, one in keeping with its expansion into not only a pan-European but a self-styled international military force.

In addition to subordinating all of Europe to a U.S.-dominated interceptor missile system, complementing the new U.S. Cyber Command in waging cyberwarfare defensive and offensive, and erasing whatever distinction remained between NATO and European Union military functions on the continent and globally, the world’s only military bloc celebrated the nearly ten-year-old war in Afghanistan as its prime mission and affirmed its commitment to ongoing operations in the Balkans.

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From the Gulf War to the War on North Africa: On the True Meaning of Democracy by Cynthia McKinney

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Protest Against U.S. Military Action in Libya

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by Cynthia McKinney
Global Research, March 28, 2011

In 2005 in the basement of the United States Capitol at a meeting convened by Congressman John Conyers on the subject of the “Downing Street Memo,” Ray McGovern uttered the following truth: he testified that “the United States went to war in Iraq for oil, Israel, and military bases craved by administration neocons” so that “the United States and Israel could dominate that part of the world.” McGovern went on to testify truthfully that ” Israel is not allowed to be brought up in polite conversation. The last time I did this, the previous director of Central Intelligence called me anti-Semitic.”

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Global Tamil Forum meets with U.S. Assistant Secretary Blake by Suren Surendiran

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http://www.tamilsforum.com
29 March, 2011

GTF Meeting at the State Dept - 28 March 2011_2

Global Tamil Forum met with US Assistant Secretary Blake as it continues to engage the Global community to bring focus to the resolution of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. The GTF delegation lead by its President, Rev. Father S.J.Emmanuel (Germany) included President of the USTPAC, Dr. Elias Jeyarajah, Mrs. Grace Williams (USA) and Suren Surendiran (UK).

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