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The Stimulator: The End of THEIR World

threw it back

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http://submedia.tv/

Nov 30, 2012 by

1. Pajama Jammy Jam
2. Egypt’s Re-Revolution
3. NATO 5
4. Molotovs for Alex
5. Spain’s anti-video ninja laws
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Uprooted – A documentary film by Donia Mili (repost)

to exist is to resist

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In case you missed it when it was first posted on July 7, 2007.

[replaced video Nov. 30, 2012]

“I should of, I could of” made a shorter film, but I was angry, very angry. I felt that we are so bombarded by this propaganda about terrorists and what terrorism is, that I wanted to take as much space as I could about RESISTANCE, and the right of the Palestinians to RESIST” Donia Mili, Director and Producer of Uprooted.

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Kucinich, Paul and Holt Introduce H. Res. 819 to Compel White House to Release Legal Justification for Drone Strikes + Kucinich Questions U.S. Involvement in Expanding Conflict in Syria

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by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, DC
Nov 28, 2012

Drones protest by Codepink at Senator Feinstein's home

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Congressmen Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Ron Paul (R-TX) and Rush Holt Jr. (D-NJ) today introduced H. Res. 819, a resolution of inquiry to compel the Administration to release documents which it reportedly uses as the legal justification for the use of drones to assassinate people abroad, including United States citizens, without trial. According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, our drone strikes have killed more than 3,000 people including as many as 1,105 innocent civilians since 2002.

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Julian Assange: Human Civilization Has Merged With The Internet

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"Don't Shoot the Messenger" - Julian Assange, Embassy of Ecuador, Knightsbridge, London

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Nov 29, 2012 by

In his most extended interview in months, Julian Assange speaks to Democracy Now! from inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been holed up for nearly six months. Assange vowed WikiLeaks would persevere despite attacks against it. On Tuesday, the European Commission announced that the credit card company Visa did not break the European Union’s anti-trust rules by blocking donations to WikiLeaks.

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Israel and Palestine: A Short History

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Israel & Palestine

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Nov 28, 2012 by

Hey progressive and liberal friends-it’s time to stop saying, “It’s too complicated!” After Gaza, you can’t stay on the sidelines anymore. Watch this Jewish Voice for Peace 6 minute mini-primer about why Israelis and Palestinians are fighting, why the US-backed peace process has been an impediment to peace, and what you can do to make a difference.
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Drone Killings — The Obama Administration Says “Trust Us” by Dennis Kucinich

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by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, DC
Nov 26, 2012

Drones protest by Codepink at Senator Feinstein's home

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who recently led 26 Members of Congress in a letter asking the President of the United States to explain the legal justification for targeted killings, today released the following statement:

“The CIA and the military use drones to drop bombs on our suspected enemies and no one denies that innocent people have been killed in the process. The only debate is how many.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: What “Free Trade” Actually Means, Part III by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Featured Writer
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http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
Nov. 26, 2012

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The following is part 3 of a three-part exclusive series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership for Occupy.com.

Part 1: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like

Part 2: Why So Secretive? The Trans-Pacific Partnership as Global Corporate Coup

To discuss “free trade agreements” or the “free market,” we must first identify the theoretical versus the functional definitions of these terms – because theoretical definitions look at what those terms should mean, whereas functional definitions look at what the terms mean actually.

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World Bank should take its own advice on climate change by Simon Butler

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Posted with permission from Green Left Weekly

By Simon Butler
Green Left Weekly
November 27, 2012

Apocalypse Now

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The World Bank delivered a brutal warning about the dangers of runaway climate change and called for rapid action to cut greenhouse gas emissions in a recent report. But don’t expect the bank to take its own advice.

The bank released its Turn Down the Heat report on climate change on November 18. Subtitled “Why a 4 degree warmer world must be avoided”, the report said the world is headed for a 4°C average temperature rise by the end of the century, and possibly as soon as 2060.

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Noam Chomsky On The NDAA: The U.S. Constitution Is Being Scrapped

Chicago Protest Against Guantanamo Jan 11, 2012 - Photo by FJJ

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with Noam Chomsky

Nov 23, 2012 by

(CFPA) http://peacecoalition.org/ 33rd Annual Conference & Interfaith Service for Peace on Sunday, November 11, 2012 in Princeton featuring Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman & Juan Cole.

We are treated to some 44 minutes of Noam Chomsky’s special clarity just a week after the 2012 Election’s wide ranging discussion of Media, Objectivity and Reality in US Foreign Policy on Terrorism and the Middle East.

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Western State Terrorism Loses Crucial Battle In Gaza by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
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East Africa
Crossposted from www.presstv.com
Nov. 23, 2012

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It was a David and Goliath battle in which the Zionist Goliath was forced to retreat with a bloody nose and a severely dented ego.

The biblical reference is rather apt since the Zionist regime launched its onslaught – Pillar of Cloud – on the people of Gaza with presumptuous divine right only to find that their God was not on their side. While the casualties and toll of human suffering are as usual disproportionately inflicted on the Palestinian men, women and children, nevertheless the victors in this latest battle are the people of Gaza and the many people around the world who stood with them.

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Why So Secretive? The Trans-Pacific Partnership as Global Corporate Coup, Part II by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Featured Writer
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http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
Nov. 21, 2012

tpp why so secret?

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The following is the second installment of a three-part exclusive on the TPP for Occupy.com.

Part 1: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most secretive and “least transparent” trade negotiations in history.

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Stand Still For the Apocalypse by Chris Hedges

Apocalypse

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by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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Truthdig
November 26, 2012

Humans must immediately implement a series of radical measures to halt carbon emissions or prepare for the collapse of entire ecosystems and the displacement, suffering and death of hundreds of millions of the globe’s inhabitants, according to a report commissioned by the World Bank. The continued failure to respond aggressively to climate change, the report warns, will mean that the planet will inevitably warm by at least 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century, ushering in an apocalypse.

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How Neoliberal Tax and Financial Policy Impoverishes Russia – Needlessly by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
Featured Writer
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http://michael-hudson.com
November 23, 2012

Anti Capitalism

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* A shorter version of this paper has been published in the Russian Academy of Sciences journal, Mir Peremen (The World of Transformations), 2012 (3):49-64 (in Russian). An earlier version was posted by the Global Policy Forum meeting in Yaroslavl, Russia, September 7-8, 2011, on its website.

Russian poverty is unnecessary. Like all poverty in today’s high-productivity age, it is the result of bad policy. There is no technological need for it, nor is Russia lacking in a full spectrum of natural resources and economic potential. Continue reading

Israeli War Crimes: “Surgical Strikes” against Palestinian Children by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
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London, England
24 November 2012

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Light the fire so I can see my tears
On the night of the massacre … — Samih al-Qasim, 1939 – present

It was that “pinpoint accuracy”, “surgical strike” stuff again.  There were “unavoidable tragic errors”, “mistakes”, “scrupulous efforts made to avoid” etc., blah. And as Britain’s Colonel Richard Kemp declared of the fourteen hundred dead of the Christmas and New Year onslaught on Gaza in 2008-2009: “Mistakes are not war crimes.”

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Noam Chomsky: Democracy, Plutocracy, Palestinians and Kurds

Noam Chomsky, idol of the youth

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with Noam Chomsky

Edip Yuksel, Nov 19, 2012

On Democracy, Plutocracy, Palestinians and Kurds

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