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Name 10 things that you are grateful for this Thanksgiving by Rocket Kirchner

Beautiful Fall Day 2013

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by Rocket Kirchner
Featured Writer
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Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
November 19, 2012

Sometimes we human beings just have to sit down now and then and take stock. Gratefulness is not only good for reflection, but it is also very healthy for the soul. Continue reading

Gaza Is A Window On Our Coming Dystopia by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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Truthdig
November 19, 2012

to exist is to resist

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Gaza is a window on our coming dystopia. The growing divide between the world’s elite and its miserable masses of humanity is maintained through spiraling violence. Many impoverished regions of the world, which have fallen off the economic cliff, are beginning to resemble Gaza, where 1.6 million Palestinians live in the planet’s largest internment camp. These sacrifice zones, filled with seas of pitifully poor people trapped in squalid slums or mud-walled villages, are increasingly hemmed in by electronic fences, monitored by surveillance cameras and drones and surrounded by border guards or military units that shoot to kill. These nightmarish dystopias extend from sub-Saharan Africa to Pakistan to China. They are places where targeted assassinations are carried out, where brutal military assaults are pressed against peoples left defenseless, without an army, navy or air force. All attempts at resistance, however ineffective, are met with the indiscriminate slaughter that characterizes modern industrial warfare.

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John Pilger: The Media–Censorship By Omission

"LIES"

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Nov 18, 2012 by

Humanitarian Interventions Reframing The War On Terror

Media And War Conference

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Obama = Bush — A President Who Places Himself Above The Law by Jean-Claude Paye

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by Jean-Claude Paye
Translation by Pete Kimberley
www.voltairenet.org
Nov. 13, 2012

NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act)

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Far from having broken with his Republican predecessor, Democratic President Barack Obama has now reinforced the law of exception that he criticised when he was a senator. It is now possible to deprive United States citizens of their fundamental rights because they have taken part in armed action against their own country, but also when they take a political position favourable to those who use military action to resist the Empire. Worse – Barack Obama has added to the law John Yoo’s “Unitary Executive theory,” which puts an end to the principles of the separation of powers as defined by Montesquieu. The security policy of the United States President now escapes all control.

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Preserve Benefits: Cut Gouging and Inequities + Time to Counter the Corporate Domination by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Nov. 14, 2012

Love It! Improve It! Medicare For All! Poster - Washington DC

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Congress is still talking about a “Grand Bargain” that “balances” far more spending cuts than tax increases. That is another way of saying that you – the consumer of Medicare and Medicaid services, the recipient of Social Security, and the average taxpayer will take the brunt of the spending cuts, while the wealthy get their income taxes restored, not raised, to their pre-Bush modest levels. Don’t buy it!

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Legalize ALL Drugs! End the “War on Drugs”

Cops Say "Legalize Drugs"

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This is another war that I would like to see ended.

Nov 12, 2012 by

Stephen Downing, a retired deputy chief of police for the Los Angeles Police Department and Terry Nelson, retired from Department of Homeland Security on why they support treating addiction as a health problem and are for the total legalization of drugs.
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