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Noam Chomsky on May Day, 2009: Labor History and Anarchism (repost) + May Day Started Here

Chomsky at the World Social Forum (Porto Alegr...

Chomsky at the World Social Forum (Porto Alegre) in 2003 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Posted previously. Updated below.

with Noam Chomsky

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June 29, 2009 Continue reading

Chris Hedges: People are caught in the vice of unregulated corporate capitalism – with no escape

with Chris Hedges
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April 30, 2012

We are the 99%!

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Apr 30, 2012 by

America sees the’ looting’ of the US Treasury, and the money given to a Wall Street ‘criminal class’, journalist Chris Hedges told RT. He adds that ordinary people are caught in the vice of unregulated corporate capitalism — with no escape.

READ ON http://on.rt.com/dmorpb [transcript]

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Partners Across The Globe: NATO Consolidates Worldwide Military Force by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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Stop NATO
April 26, 2012

The military leaders of 50 nations, more than a quarter of those in the world, opened a two-day conference at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on April 25 to discuss, as the Pentagon’s website described it, “the present and future of the effort in Afghanistan” and other topics.

Afghanistan being the main subject of discussion, the military chiefs of NATO’s 28 member states, collectively the Military Committee, presumably met with the chiefs of defense staff of the 22 non-NATO nations supplying the alliance with troops for the war in Afghanistan.

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Welcome to the Asylum by Chris Hedges

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Truthdig
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You are all suspects now. What are you going to do about it? by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
http://globalresearch.ca
www.johnpilger.com
26 April 2012

Graffiti "4 More Years of Fascism"

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You are all potential terrorists. It matters not that you live in Britain, the United States, Australia or the Middle East. Citizenship is effectively abolished.  Turn on your computer and the US Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center may monitor whether you are typing not merely “al-Qaeda”, but “exercise”, “drill”, “wave”, “initiative” and “organisation”: all proscribed words. The British government’s announcement that it intends to spy on every email and phone call is old hat. The satellite vacuum cleaner known as Echelon has been doing this for years. What has changed is that a state of permanent war has been launched by the United States and a police state is consuming western democracy.

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Recognizing Heroes: The Whistleblowers by Ralph Nader + The Ninth Annual Ridenhour Prizes, April 25, 2012 (must-see)

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
April 26, 2012

Morality

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The media regularly cover awards for their reporters, editors and producers. They regularly cover award ceremonies for movie stars, athletes, and business leaders. But they regularly ignore the far more important awards for people who ethically blow the whistle on corruption and suppression in both business and government, risking their careers and more to tell the truth to the American people.

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Syria: Duplicity, the UN and Diplomats’ Wives by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
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London, England
26 April 2012

I will never remain a refugee!

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“Their wives run round like banshees
Their children sing the blues
They’ve got expensive doctors
To cure their hearts of stone …” (Maya Angelou, 1928 – )

If destabilization, duplicity, insurgency and mass murder could surprise yet again, with blame of the victim adding to the “shock and awe”, after Libya, Syria would certainly be a case in point.

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