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Glenn Greenwald, Ron Paul, Jeremy Scahill and Dennis Kucinich on Obama authorizing the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki

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Updated: Oct. 1, 2011


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on Sep 30, 2011

www. DemocracyNow.org – The United States has confirmed the killing of the radical Yemeni-American cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, in northern Yemen. The Obama administration says Al-Awlaki is one of the most influential al-Qaeda operatives on its ‘most wanted’ list. In response to news of al-Awlaki’s death, constitutional scholar Glenn Greenwald and others argue the assassination of U.S. citizens without due process has now has become a reality. Continue reading

Either you are a rebel or a slave by Chris Hedges + Bernie Sanders on #OccupyWallStreet

by Chris Hedges
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Sept. 29, 2011 Continue reading

Save the Postal Service Rally + Occupy Wall St goes Postal

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Updated: added 2 more videos and an article by Ralph Nader.

Save the Post Office Rally

on Sep 27, 2011

Part of the national day of action to defend the Postal Service from privatizers. Rally in Bridgeport CT Sept. 26, 2011. Charles Page speaks after march by several score postal workers and supporters.

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The Daily Show: Ron Paul

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Ron Paul believes that spreading his economic and political message is the only way to keep broadening his base of enthusiastic supporters.

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GIobal Rollback: After Communism by Michael Parenti (2002)

by Michael Parenti
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Originally published at www.thirdworldtraveler.com
CovertAction Quarterly, Spring 2002
Sept. 25, 2011

Lately we have been hearing a great deal about “blowback.” But the real menace we face today is global rollback. The goal of conservative rulers around the world, led by those who occupy the seats of power in Washington, is the systematic rollback of democratic gains, public services, and common living standards around the world.

In this rabidly anticommunist plutocratic culture, many left intellectuals have learned to mouth denunciations of the demon Soviets, thereby hoping to give proof of their own political virtue and acceptability. Continue reading

Noam Chomsky on Dilemmas in Humanitarian Intervention

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

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on Sep 22, 2011

On September 15, 2011, Noam Chomsky shared remarks on the pitfalls of humanitarian intervention with the Williams College community. A prominent American public intellectual and activist, Chomsky has written and lectured extensively on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, international affairs, and foreign policy.

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As The Drone Flies… by Ralph Nader

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Solar Power not Drone warfare

by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Sept. 26, 2011

The fast developing predator drone technology, officially called unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs, is becoming so dominant and so beyond any restraining framework of law or ethics, that its use by the U.S. government around the world may invite a horrific blowback.

First some background. The Pentagon has about 7,000 aerial drones. Ten years ago there were less than 50. Continue reading