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Daughter of Billionaire GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Pushes Democracy Now! Staff, Seizes Camera at RNC + Matt Taibbi: The Secret to Mitt Romney’s Fortune? Greed, Debt and Forcing Others to Foot the Bill

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Sheldon Adelson - Attacking the White House

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Aug 30, 2012 by

DemocracyNow.org – When Democracy Now! senior producer Mike Burke attempted to interview billionaire casino magnate and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson inside the Republican National Convention, a woman identified as Adelson’s daughter grabbed our video camera, tried to take it into a private suite and then threw the camera to the ground. Continue reading

Ralph Nader: Paul Ryan’s Speech: Deceptive, Contradictory and Hypocritical

Lies

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Aug 29, 2012 by

Former Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader criticizes Paul Ryan’s speech at the 2012 RNC Convention in Tampa, calling it deceptive, contradictory and hypocritical. Photo: Getty Images.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have a Dream Speech (1963)

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Martin Luther King Jr

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CESSqc on Dec 16, 2010

I HAVE A DREAM – Description written and dedicated by RK Hendrick

There are brilliant moments in human history and magical moments in our lives, when our perception of the world is crystal clear and “time” itself seems to stand still! When these events occur, we remember exactly where we were and what was transpiring around us!

On Wednesday, August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. created an electrifying and spectacular moment in human history when he delivered his internationally famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Considered to be the best speech of the 20th century, it echoed throughout the entire world and continues to reverberate through time and the soul of humanity today!

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Sibel Edmonds: The United States of Terrorism

by Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
Aug. 22, 2012

Sibel Edmonds?

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Last Thursday, one day before leaving the sin city, in our temporary suitcase-filled rental apartment, I gave an interview to Lew Rockwell on Classified Woman and much more. I say much more because despite all the chaos I was unusually relaxed and open during this interview. Part of it had to do with my interviewee; someone I respect-someone who understands, and if you listen to this show you’ll find another reason (why I chose Mr. Rockwell as one of the first recipients of advanced copies of my book).

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The Road Ahead Is Not An Easy One — Europe 2012 by Gaither Stewart

by Gaither Stewart
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Rome, Italy
August 27, 2012

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The Rome Radical Left daily, Il Manifesto, recently headed a recent article about European politics (which I have summarized here) with the name of Emile Roemer. The 50-year old Roemer is the leader of Holland’s leftwing Socialist Party (SP), a man almost unknown in much of Europe even though today he is the most popular politician in The Netherlands and favored to win national elections on September 12. A Socialist victory there would represent a major electoral turn-about in The Netherlands. The sudden rise in popularity of the leftwing Socialists in Holland is attributed to the left’s opposition to the rightwing government’s proposal for austerity policies calling for a 13 billion euro budget cut in order to reduce the national deficit to less than 3% of the GDP, as per the Fiscal Compact decided and imposed on European Union members by the non-elected technocrats of the EU in nearby Brussels…

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The Mirage of Our Lives by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig
August 27, 2012

Capitalism Sucks - Graffiti on Closed Factory

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“A Hologram for the King”
A book by Dave Eggers
Published by McSweeney’s
328 Pages

Dave Eggers’ gem of a book, “A Hologram for the King,” is a parable about the decadence, fragility and heartlessness of late, decayed corporate capitalism. It is about the small, largely colorless men and women who serve as managers in our suicidal outsourcing of manufacturing jobs and the methodical breaking of labor unions. It is about the lie of globalization, a lie that impoverishes us all to increase corporate profits.

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Law of Value 9: Abstract Labor by Brendan M. Cooney

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http://kapitalism101.wordpress.com/

Capitalism Kills

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Dmitry Orlov: 2013: Revolutionary Travel Advisories, Economic Collapse and Food Prices

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Butterfly Bushes

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Aug 23, 2012 by

In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the fact that we’re all cows eating candy during the global liquidity drought and yet Central Bank ‘farmers’ can’t see the ill-effects because the stock markets are at four year highs. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Dmitry Orlov about 2013: revolutionary travel advisories, economic and supply chain collapse and food stamp lines at Wal-Mart.

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Andrew Gavin Marshall: Austerity = Poverty, Adjustment = Exploitation, Growth = Private Profit

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
August 23, 2012

Another day - A man begs while the anti-austerity march walks past

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Aug 23, 2012 by

Battered and bruised by austerity, Athens has begged the EU for ‘breathing space’. Regardless of whether Greece is given more time, its tactic to fight debt will remain the same: agressive austerity, privatization and cuts. However, Andrew Gavin Marshall [previously] from the Centre of Research on Globalization thinks those reforms will do much more harm than good.

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Marikana, where the ANC’s chickens came home to roost by William Bowles

by William Bowles
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williambowles.info
26 August 2012

Freedom charter

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The African National Congress (ANC) won a resounding victory in South Africa’s first democratic election in 1994 with a host of promises that it would improve the lives of the Black majority (85% of the population). And whilst there have been gains in some areas, overall, most Black South Africans are materially worse off now than they were under Apartheid.

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What is Happening in Syria is an Imperialist Proxy War by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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East Africa
Crossposted from www.presstv.com
August 22, 2012

Aleppo - Khan Al-Shouneh

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The UN-Arab League’s new peace envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, says he is not confident about the prospect of restoring peace in Syria. After giving his first major public comment on the conflict, it is not surprising to hear the veteran Algerian diplomat voicing his lack of confidence.

This is because he is either completely misinformed on the violence in Syria; or, more likely, because Brahimi is deliberately misinforming the rest of the world about the problem at hand.

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Ron Paul’s Speech at the We Are The Future Rally + Gary Johnson’s Speech At Paul Fest + Scott Horton: Paul-Kucinich Ticket

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Updated Aug. 28, 2012 added Scott Horton’s speech

Updated Aug. 27, 2012 added Gary Johnson’s speech

Aug 26, 2012 by

August 26, 2012 C-SPAN

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Ralph Nader: Demand a Raise in the Minimum Wage

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with Ralph Nader

July 24:

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www.pbs.org

A consumer advocate, lawyer and political activist, Ralph Nader first made headlines in 1965 with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, which led to congressional hearings and passage of a series of automobile safety laws. Nader went on to build a national network of citizen groups that have had a significant impact in such areas as tax reform, nuclear energy, healthcare and safety programs. Named by The Atlantic as one of the 100 most influential figures in American history, Nader ran for president twice [actually four times], including in the controversial 2000 election. The best-selling author’s upcoming title is The Seventeen Solutions.

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“Quaquaponics” – How to set up Aquaponics with Ducks!

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Duck feeding

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Aug 20, 2012 by

You don’t need to eat fish to set up a backyard aquaponics system! Ducks are a great alternative and produce a huge amount of nutrient for growing veggies (not to mention eggs, meat and snail & slug control!) and they’re generally good friends to have around. At the Farm of Fluff, Chris and James set up this “quaquaponics” system with a few bits and pieces we’d collected from the side of the road and so far it’s doing brilliantly! You need a strong pump and good filtration to cope with the large particles coming through, though! (We found a whole tomato blocking the drain one day, so check and clean regularly!)

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Fixing the Mortgage Mess: The Game-changing Implications of Bain v. MERS + Virulent Worm Destroys U.S. Housing Market by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
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webofdebt.com
August 22, 2012

Picket Fence House, Redlands, CA 6-2012

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Two landmark developments on August 16th give momentum to the growing interest of cities and counties in addressing the mortgage crisis using eminent domain:

(1) The Washington State Supreme Court held in Bain v. MERS, et al., that an electronic database called Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS) is not a “beneficiary” entitled to foreclose under a deed of trust; and

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