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Bahrain Bans Protests After Cops Tear Gas and Fire On Rally

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Oct 30, 2012 by

Bahraini authorities have banned all protest gatherings amid escalating clashes in the Gulf kingdom. It’s the most sweeping attempt so far to quash anti-regime protests that’ve been going on in the country for nearly two years. The restrictions come after the country’s police reportedly attacked anti-monarchy protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets in the capital Manama on Monday. Clashes in Bahrain occur almost daily, with around 80 people being killed since the unrest began.

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Michael Parenti on The State of Human Rights in the U.S.A. (clip from Long Distance Revolutionary)

2012 02 04 - 10005 - Washington DC - Occupy DC

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with Michael Parenti
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October 31, 2012

[Clip from Long Distance Revolutionary – www.mumia-themovie.com/index.html]

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Ralph Nader: The Corporatization of Your Dreams

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Corporate States of America Day 12 Occupy Wall Street September 28 2011 Shankbone 54

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Oct 25, 2012 by

[Presented by Speakers Committee and the Political Student Assembly, a part of USC Program Board.

Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate & Former Green Party Candidate for President, will be at USC to discuss “The Corporatization of America” and what it means for your dreams, as well as his new book.] Continue reading

Michael Parenti: The Destruction and Colonization of Yugoslavia

An animated series of maps showing the breakup...

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October 30, 2012

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Destruction and Colonization of Yugoslavia event, 09-15-2012 Parenti’s introductory comments.

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Does Voting Even Matter? by Jill Dalton

Updated: Oct. 20, 2014

by Jill Dalton
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October 30, 2012

Save democracy fight corporate fascism

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I remember sitting in the large impersonal lecture hall in my American History 101 class feeling a bit forlorn and overwhelmed. I’m a freshman at the University of South Carolina. It’s 1968, the Vietnam War is raging, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King have been assassinated, riots erupted in several U.S. cities, the antiwar movement, woman’s movement and civil rights movement are in full swing, my father’s currently serving in Military Intelligence, Saigon and my mom’s hospitalized after suffering 3rd degree burns because she’s having a nervous breakdown trying to deal with my father being at war leaving her responsible for raising 4 kids ranging in ages from 5 and 18. I feel like I’m hanging on by my fingernails.

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How the 1 Percent Conjured a Monster Storm by Chris Williams

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by Chris Williams
October 30, 2012

Water got pretty deep on 41st

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Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, examines the man-made factors contributing to the disaster of Hurricane Sandy.

“If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections, and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix, then that study is certainly unlawful, that is to say, not befitting the human mind.

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Bill McKibben on Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: If There Was Ever A Wake-up Call, This Is It

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Hurricane Sandy & Marblehead [Front Street 9

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Oct 29, 2012 by


Much of the East Coast is shut down today as residents prepare for Hurricane Sandy, a massive storm that could impact up to 50 million people from the Carolinas to Boston. The storm has already killed 66 people in the Caribbean where it battered Haiti and Cuba. Continue reading