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Noam Chomsky: Obama is a Moderate Republican + Chomsky Slams US For Hypocrisy In Foreign Policy

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War is Peace. Obama and his Nobel "Peace" Prize

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with Noam Chomsky

TYTInterviews·Jan 30, 2013

Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus at MIT, and one of the nation’s leading intellectual critics of the US political, corporate and national security apparatus. In this long interview, Cenk Uygur of TYT and Professor Chomsky discuss President Obama, the rightward shift of US politics over the past few decades, drone strikes, the labor movement, Aaron Swartz, the role of the media and what hope we have for the future.

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Israeli Air Strike on Syria

Hands off Iran and Syria

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Russia condemns Israeli strike on Syria as attack on sovereign state

RussiaToday·Jan 31, 2013

The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement expressing deep concern over Israel’s airstrike on Syria saying that it violates the UN Charter – Continue reading

Noam Chomsky: U.S.–A Top Terrorist State + You’re Welcome Iraq

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Massacre is NOT SELF-DEFENSE!!

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

with Noam Chomsky

PressTVGlobalNews·Jan 29, 2013

In this episode of press TV’s documentary program renowned American academic Noam Chomsky says the United States would be recognized as a leading terrorist state if international law is applied.

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The Financialization of Food and the Profitability of Poverty by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Featured Writer
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http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
January 29, 2013

Summer 2009: Juliet Tomatoes

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The following is a brief excerpt from a chapter of The People’s Book Project, covering issues related to food, water, land grabs, environmental destruction, hunger and poverty. This excerpt examines the global food crisis.

There are a few things upon which humanity is entirely dependent for survival: food, water, land and the environment. One of the central questions with which humanity currently has to address its part, past and present, is the ways in which we, as a species, interact with our environment. Continue reading

Rick Rozoff: Pentagon’s Global Expansion Plans for 2013

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
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Stop NATO
January 28, 2013

anti-NATO protest, Krakow, 19.02.2009

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John Robles
Voice of Russia
January 28, 2013

Regular Voice of Russia contributor Rick Rozoff discusses Syrian defenses and how they are preventing a Western invasion, Russian-Syrian cooperation, the pretext of the war on terror to invade countries which he says was part of phase 2 of the US/NATO global expansion, other pretexts used to justify military expansion, the ties between al-Qaeda and the US and the massive expansion by US/NATO into the African continent which will, in effect, bring all of Africa under US/NATO control.

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White Power to the Rescue by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig
January 28, 2013

harvey's kkk bb

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On a windy afternoon a few days ago I went to a depressed section of North Memphis to visit an old clapboard house that was once owned by a German immigrant named Jacob Burkle. Oral history—and oral history is all anyone has in this case since no written documents survive—holds that Burkle used his house as a stop on the underground railroad for escaped slaves in the decade before the Civil War. The house is now a small museum called Slave Haven. It has artifacts such as leg irons, iron collars and broadsheets advertising the sale of men, women and children. In the gray floor of the porch there is a trapdoor that leads to a long crawl space and a jagged hole in a brick cellar wall where fugitives could have pushed themselves down into the basement. Continue reading

The 2012 NDAA – The Most Dangerous Law Since the Civil War

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Witness Against Torture: National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Cements Indefinite Detention

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ASecond0pinion·Jan 27, 2013

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The PANDA (People Against the NDAA Mission Statement:

Our Mission is to nonviolently nullify, strike down, repeal, stop, void and fight the indefinite detention provisions, Sections 1021 and 1022, Continue reading

France’s War in Mali: Neo-imperialist grab dressed up in “war on terror” rhetoric by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
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East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
January 23, 2013

Al-Qaeda allies destroy sacred Timbuktu shrine | حلفاء القاعدة يدمرون ضريحا في تمبكتو | Les alliés d'al-Qaida détruisent un tombeau sacré à Tombouctou

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France’s intervention in Mali is simply this: a neo-imperialist power grab dressed up in “war on terror” rhetoric.

Since the old colonial power began bombing the West African country on 11 January, the Paris government has wrapped its actions up with chivalrous language of saving the region, Europe and indeed the world from “Islamic extremism”. France, we are led to believe, was “forced to act” on behalf of the beleaguered Francophile regime in Mali’s southern capital, Bamako, to save it from falling into the hands of “Islamists” allegedly “linked to Al Qaeda”.

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CIA: World’s Biggest Terrorist Organization

with William Blum
Featured Writer
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www.killinghope.org
January 27, 2013

The shadow government

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PressTVGlobalNews·Jan 24, 2013

A close look at the history of the CIA from its initial mission of intelligence gathering during World War II to covert subversive, counterrevolutionary, assassination operations around the world to CIA-led coups and regime changes from its backyard of Latin America to Africa, Europe, Middle East/Near East, Far East, Central Asia, … to its present day War on Terror.

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Role of State Terror in Death of Anti-SOPA Activist Aaron Swartz by Imani Henry

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Photos of Aaron Swartz at memorial at Internet Archive in San Francisco

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By Imani Henry
Workers World
January 21, 2013

The largest online protest in history, known as the anti-SOPA Internet strike, took place on Jan. 18 a year ago to oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. If passed, SOPA and PIPA would have had the potential to drastically censor and limit users’ access to online information, as well as give the U.S. government more power to police the Internet.  The bills were backed by corporations in the entertainment industry.

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Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream

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Inequality Hurts Us All

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WhyPoverty·Jan 5, 2013

PARK AVENUE: How much inequality is too much?

740 Park Ave, New York City, is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the Harlem River, 10 minutes to the north, is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population needs food stamps and children are 20 times more likely to be killed. In the last 30 years, inequality has rocketed in the US — the American Dream only applies to those with money to lobby politicians for friendly bills on Capitol Hill.

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International Media Coverage of Bahrain Revolution + Inside Bahrain

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PressTVGlobalNews·Jan 27, 2013

Ever since the Bahraini revolution broke out in February 2011, international news channels have covered it differently according to their geo-political priorities.

Western news channels have covered the events very sporadically and so have Arab news channels. Yet these same channels have covered unrest in Syria and Libya very closely.

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Chris Hedges: They Seek To Subjugate Us All

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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January 27, 2013

MakeWallStreetPay074

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Poor Us: An Animated History – Why Poverty?

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Bagmati Slum Child

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WhyPoverty·Jan 3, 2013

POOR US: Do we know what poverty is?

The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes towards them have changed. Beginning in the Neolithic Age, Ben Lewis’s film takes us through the changing world of poverty. You go to sleep, you dream, you become poor through the ages. And when you awake, what can you say about poverty now? There are still very poor people, to be sure, but the new poverty has more to do with inequality…

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Indian Farmers Trapped and Desperate by Graham Peebles

by Graham Peebles
Guest Writer
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London
January 24, 2013

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India has the largest number of smallholder farmers in the World, 600 million by some estimates. From this army of workers one impoverished desperate man, or indeed woman, with a noose of debt around their neck takes his or her own life on average every thirty minutes, A statistic barely comprehensible, representing the tidal wave of suicides that has swept through the farming community in the last 15 years.

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