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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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October 31, 2012

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Ralph Nader: The Corporatization of Your Dreams

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Corporate States of America

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with Ralph Nader

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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Does Voting Even Matter? by Jill Dalton

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
SocialistWorker.org
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

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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

Why I’m still not voting for Obama by Todd Chretien

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Obama in Oakland-14

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by Todd Chretien
SocialistWorker.org
October 29, 2012

Does Barack Obama deserve the votes of activists and radicals?

FOUR YEARS ago, I wrote an article for Socialist Worker titled “Why I’m Not Voting For Obama.” The atmosphere in which President Barack Obama is running for reelection could not be more different from the high hopes and expectations that surrounded his 2008 campaign. But I believe socialists and the left must take the same attitude to this election.

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What’s wrong with lesser evilism

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Editorial
SocialistWorker.org
October 24, 2012

Those who advocate a vote for the “lesser evil” hope to defeat the “greater evil” of the right wing–but they enable the Democrats to shift further right themselves.

DOES BARACK Obama deserve your vote? That’s the question people on the left should be asking as Election Day approaches.

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Noam Chomsky: Elections Are A Public Relations Operation

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Media and Obama

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Oct 23, 2012 by

Noam Chomsky’s acceptance speech upon receiving the inaugural People Before Profits Award from the Center for Popular Economics on September 27, 2012. He discusses the dysfunctional election and media systems that contribute to the maintenance of a closed and rigged government advancing the agendas of corporations and the wealthy.

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Why I’m Voting Green by Chris Hedges

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Ch. 12: The Split: Differences over Israel tear apart a Jewish marriage by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
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October 29, 2012

Jews Against The War

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The Split: Differences over Israel tear apart a Jewish marriage
From the Book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway
Published by Trine Day

Stan and Hannah Cooper are friends of mine from college days. Both are Jewish, but they have diametrically opposed views about Israel, and their differences have become so bitter that they’ve decided to divorce. As the three of us talked about this, it became clear that their dispute is a microcosm of the conflict that is tearing the Jewish community apart and also destroying lives in an increasingly large part of the world.

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Michael Parenti: The 1% Pathology and the Myth of Capitalism

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with Michael Parenti
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Michael Parenti Blog
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October 24, 2012

It's Capitalism.

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“A man who steals a goose from the commons is punished, while a man who steals the commons itself is rewarded.” -unknown-

Michael Parenti has authored many books such as:

God and His Demons; The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People’s History of Ancient Rome; The Face of Imperialism; Dirty Truths; Blackshirts & REDS; Super Patriotism.

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Urban Forest Erupts In San Francisco’s Edgy Tenderloin Neighborhood

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Updated: Oct. 31, 2012

Tenderloin National Forest

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Oct 28, 2012 by

The “Tenderloin National Forest” is likely the one of the world’s smallest “forests”- it’s just 23 feet wide by 136 feet deep-, but it is a refuge in one of the most densely-packed neighborhoods in the heart of San Francisco.

When artists Darryl Smith and Laurie Lazer first moved into a space on Cohen Alley in 1989, it was “a place emblazed in a health-hazardous cesspool of bodily fluids and other dumped items, non-supervised open-air chemical experiments and illicit — criminal activities”.

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The Peerless Quartet: I Didn’t Raise My Son To Be A Soldier (1915)

The Peerless Quartet (known as the Columbia Qu...

The Peerless Quartet (known as the Columbia Quartet prior to 1908). From left to right; John H. Meyer, Henry Burr, Frank Croxton, Albert Campbell. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Released in 1915, I Didn’t Raise My Son to be a Soldier, sung here by the Peerless Quartet, was the first commercially successful anti-war record and featured prominently in the American anti-war movement opposing US entry in the first world war. The warmongering ex-president Theodore Roosevelt objected to the song’s message of peace and its early feminism: “Foolish people who applaud a song entitled ‘I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier’ are just the people who would also in their hearts applaud a song entitled ‘I Didn’t Raise my Girl To Be A Mother.”

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