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The Poisoned Well and The Mainstream Poisoned-Water-Bearers by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
May 31, 2011

water bearer

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And Now it Boils Down to Drink or Not To Drink

Once upon a time an evil witch visits a kingdom and poisons the central well with a potion that drives people mad. The next morning all who drink from that well go crazy. The king, however, knew about this in advance, and didn’t drink from the communal well. The next day, those who drank the poisoned water came to the king and accused him of being the crazy one. The king, aware of what had transpired, was faced with a dilemma: drink from the well and lose his sanity like the rest of his subjects, but remain king; or don’t drink, remain sane, but be swept from power by those who would view his very sanity as madness.

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Rick Rozoff: Obama is convicting himself of war crimes in Afghanistan

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
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Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
May 31, 2011

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Contract Peonage by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
May 31, 2011

It is time to shine the light on the big, affluent corporate lawyers who anonymously create those non-competitive fine print contracts we all have to sign to purchase goods and services.

It’s time for an open letter to these Darth Vaders of business law who have destroyed our freedom of contract and built a new road to serfdom made of corporate cement.

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U.S. Uses Peace Talks to Divide Taliban from Pakistan by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
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crossposted at IPS
22 May, 2011

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 (IPS) – The leaked reports over the past two weeks of a series of meetings between U.S. officials and a Taliban figure close to leader Mullah Omar seemed to point to real progress toward a negotiated settlement of the war in Afghanistan.

But in fact the talks are part of a Barack Obama administration strategy aimed at putting pressure on the Taliban leadership in part by dividing it from Pakistan as well as bolstering Obama’s domestic support for the war.

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Obama’s UK-Fest: Vision of a War Without End – Part One by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
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31 May, 2011

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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“The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, and all the beauty that wealth e’er gave,
Awaits alike the inevitable hour, the paths of glory lead but to the grave.”  — Thomas Gray (1716-1771)

It was quite a week for America’s Nobel Peace Laureate President. After a speech to AIPAC, there was the major, pre-UK arrival “interview” with the BBC’s political commentator, Andrew Marr. Less an interview, in fact than a breathlessly adoring audience.

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The Breakup of the Euro? by Michael Hudson

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By Michael Hudson
Global Research
May 30, 2011

Is Iceland’s rejection of financial bullying a model for Greece and Ireland?

Last month Iceland voted against submitting to British and Dutch demands that it compensate their national bank insurance agencies for bailing out their own domestic Icesave depositors. This was the second vote against settlement (by a ratio of 3:2), and Icelandic support for membership in the Eurozone has fallen to just 30 percent. The feeling is that European politics are being run for the benefit of bankers, not the social democracy that Iceland imagined was the guiding philosophy – as indeed it was when the European Economic Community (Common Market) was formed in 1957.

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Randal Wray: Crisis is Not Behind Us + Matt Taibbi: Nothing stops big banks from ripping off people again

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on May 29, 2011

Randal Wray: Banks are bigger than in ’07, are cooking their books to show profits – need regulation and increase in purchasing power and jobs program to avoid bigger crash

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