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The Greatest Plot Against the Ron Paul Camp To Date by Sibel Edmonds (updated)

Updated: Aug. 31, 2011 and Sept. 2, 2011

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
August 30, 2011

Ron Paul Revolution

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Who ‘Really’ Is this Bruce Fein?

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. Continue reading

Michael Parenti: Privatization of Libya + The Face of Imperialism + Christian Parenti: Tropic of Chaos

Hands Off Libya ! لا تدخل في ليبيا

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with Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
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www.michaelparenti.org
August 27, 2011

Replaced video July 9, 2012

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August 21, 2011

Political scientist Michael Parenti, based in Berkeley, California, says protecting civilians was just a pretext for NATO to step into Libya, topple Gaddafi and redirect the country’s economy.

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War by Deception (repost)

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Dandelion Salad Update: Aug. 21, 2011; added the Director’s Cut version, see below.  Feb 20, 2008 How a Zionist cabal planned and faked evidence and news stories to create a war with Iraq and the ultimate false flag 9/11. The Pentagon is the largest corporation in the world and it runs the US media top down and benefits from religious conflict which it … Read More

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The Election March of the Trolls by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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Truthdig
August 29, 2011

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We have begun the election march of the trolls. They have crawled out of the sewers of public relations firms, polling organizations, the commercial media, the two corporate political parties and elected office to fill the airwaves with inanities and absurdities until the final inanity—the 2012 presidential election. Journalists, whose role has been reduced to purveyors of court gossip, whether on Fox or MSNBC, descend in swarms to report pseudo-events such as the Ames straw poll, where it costs $30 to cast a ballot.

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We have no bargaining power with Obama by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Aug. 29, 2011

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This is the second week of protests, led by Bill McKibben, in front of the White House demanding that President Barack Obama reject a proposed 1700 mile pipeline transporting the dirtiest oil from Alberta, Canada through fragile ecologies down to the Gulf Coast refineries. One thousand people will be arrested there from all fifty states before their demonstration is over. The vast majority voted for Obama and they are plenty angry with his brittleness on environmental issues in general.

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Chris Hedges: The Myth of Human Progress

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with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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August 24, 2011

The Leonard Lopate Show
WNYC

Former New York Times foreign correspondent Chris Hedges tells us what he calls “the myth of human progress” and looks at the underlying causes of global conflict.

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Don DeBar: The Qatari invasion of Tripoli for NATO

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U.S. Out of Libya

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on Aug 27, 2011

Fight Back Radio host Bob Fitrakis of the Free Press interviews WBAIX.org news director Don DeBar about the situation in Libya. Recorded 24 Aug 2011.

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John Pilger: When a great power attacks another country, it doesn’t do so for human rights

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on Aug 25, 2011

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Lies, War, and Empire: NATO’s “Humanitarian Imperialism” in Libya by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Featured Writer
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http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
August 26, 2011

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In this report I seek to examine the war against Libya in a more critical and comprehensive manner than that of the story we have been told. We hear a grand fairy tale about powerful Western nations working together to save innocent civilians in a far-off country who simply want the freedoms and rights we already have. Here we are, our nations and governments – whose officials we elect (generally) – are bombing and killing people on the other side of the world. Is it not our responsibility, as citizens of these very Western nations, to examine and critique the claims of our governments? They are, after all, killing people around the world in our name. Should we not seek to discover if they are lying?

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Derrick Jensen: How the West Has Won

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on Aug 28, 2011

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Peak Moment 200: “Is the world a better place because you were born?” asks author Derrick Jensen. He contrasts sustainable indigenous cultures, who enrich their habitat, with the current “dominant culture destroying everything.” He explores how industrial civilization is inherently violent, turning people into objects and the earth into stuff.

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Ecological and Economic Reality by Chris Clugston

by Chris Clugston
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 23, 2011

The relationship between ecology and economics

NOT A WAR FOR OIL

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Our persistent global economic malaise is rooted in ecology. As a consequence of our ever-increasing exploitation since the inception of our industrial revolution, the vast majority of earth’s finite and non-replenishing nonrenewable natural resources (NNRs)—fossil fuels, metals, and non-metallic minerals—are becoming increasingly scarce globally.

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Joe Lauria: The evolving corporate coup d’etat, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds

by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
August 26, 2011

Power of the people

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Joe Lauria is back from his three month long trip to the Middle East, which included, among others, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, and Israel, and shares with us his impressions and analyses on the uprisings in some of these countries, especially in Egypt, where he spent the most time. He discusses the upcoming vote on Palestinian UN membership next month, and the possible implications of planned demonstrations by Palestinians and sympathetic Israelis inspired by the recent nonviolent protests in the region. Continue reading

Dark Horizon for Verizon by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Aug. 23, 2011

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It was only a matter of time before the “pull down” NAFTA and WTO trade agreements on U.S. wages and jobs would be followed by “pull down” contract demands by U.S. corporations on their unionized workers toward levels of non-unionized laborers.

The most recent illustration of this three-decade reversal of nearly a century of American economic advances for employees is the numerous demands by Verizon.

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Toxic Lead to Cover Iowa Killing Fields by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
Featured Writer
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www.walterbrasch.com
August 26, 2011

Mourning Dove on her nest

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Iowa, which gave us the carnival known as the Iowa Straw Poll and artery-clogging Deep Fried butter, will unleash another health problem, beginning Sept. 1.

The Iowa legislature last year approved a dove hunting season, the first in more than nine decades. However, the state’s Department of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Commission (DNR) banned the use of lead shot and bullets.

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Twisted up by a super coup d’etat by Bruce Gagnon

by Bruce Gagnon
featured writer
Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
August 27, 2011

Protest against US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

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The Boston Globe had a blaring headline on August 14: ‘Doomsday’ defense cuts directly affect panel members – Large military contractors are in their states.

Put your ear to the railroad tracks and you can hear the train coming. Now that the new 12-member Congressional “Super Committee” has essentially been given the power of God (and the Devil) the military industrial complex, and their appendage called the corporate media, are swinging into action. Continue reading