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Songs of War: Music as Torture

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May 30, 2012 by

The film, Songs of War explores the relationship between music and violence.

The film’s main protagonist is Christopher Cerf. The award-winning musician is a composer for Sesame Street, a popular American children’s educational series.

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UK Supreme Court backs Julian Assange extradition + Assange loses extradition court battle, step closer to Sweden

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May 30, 2012 by

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost his marathon court battle in UK Supreme Court. The judge has granted him 14 days to make an application to reopen the extradition case – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/4krcuo

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Root of Evil by Rand Clifford

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May 29, 2012

As such a useful tool of exchange, money is not inherently evil. Money can be a springboard to such evil as bailout-begging banks too monstrous to fail gambling with taxpayer wealth—you know, private profits, public risk. Casino financialization with taxpayers as a backstop. The $700 billion TARP bailout actually being a $23.7 trillion bailout.But the root of all evil is the human brain.

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Out of the Mouths of Babes by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
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May 29, 2012

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The youtube video of 12 year old Victoria Grant speaking at the Public Banking in America conference last month has gone viral, topping a million views on various websites.

Monetary reform—the contention that governments, not banks, should create and lend a nation’s money—has rarely even made the news, so this is a first.  Either the times they are a-changin’, or Victoria managed to frame the message in a way that was so simple and clear that even a child could understand it.

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US Launches New Computer Virus “Weapon of Mass Destruction” by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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May 29, 2012

The US-led economic war on Iran has been dangerously ratcheted up with the launching of a powerful new computer virus targeting the Islamic Republic’s nuclear research facilities and other vital commercial sectors, including the oil and banking industries.

Previously, the Iranian economy and scientific research centres have been hacked with the computer malware or virus known as Stuxnet. That sabotage of Iranian facilities is widely believed to have been the work of American and Israeli military agencies.

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Red Raspberries Ripening – Garden Update by Lo

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May 28, 2012

Red Raspberries Ripening

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The Democrats are a damn disaster by Bruce Gagnon

by Bruce Gagnon
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May 27, 2012

President Obama: Stop the Wars!

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I’ve spent my entire adult life trying to reign in the Pentagon budget in order that social progress could be maintained and flourish across the land.

Today’s headline in the Washington Post makes my blood boil: Panetta warns both parties on defense budget cuts.

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