Gaza Television Ad (censored by DIRECTV)

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Check out the TV ad of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation about Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip that DIRECTV censored. Take action to protest DIRECTV’s censorship by clicking here:…

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Amin Odeh: Current Situation in Gaza

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Interview with Amin Odeh of Voices of Palestine and the Arab American Community Coalition about the current situation in Gaza.

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Homo rapiens be damned: Savagery is not programmed into our DNA, by Jason Miller

by Jason Miller
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February 3, 2009

“I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area, and you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet, you are a plague, and we are the cure.” —Agent Smith from The Matrix

One is expected to know things, to believe things. Knowing and believing are all in your head – there is nothing in your heart. If you cannot feel that the earth is your grandmother, then of course you will find it easy to rape her, to behave as if she is under your dominion. You will find it easy to believe that we humans are the dominant species, and to act as though the earth and everything on it are ours to do with as we please. … if all human beings were taken away, life on earth would flourish.—Russell Means

“Let’s pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.”—C.S. Lewis

The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next.—William Faulkner

In the last analysis, even the best man is evil: in the last analysis, even the best woman is bad.—Friedrich Nietzsche

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Mosaic News – 2/2/09: World News From The Middle East

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“Maliki’s Party Poised to Win in Key Regions in Iraq,” Abu Dhabi TV, UAE
“Taliban in Control of Pakistan’s Swat Valley,” Al Jazeera English, Qatar
“Abbas Lashes Out at Hamas,” Al Arabiya TV, UAE
“Egypt Cracks Down on Gaza Tunnels,” Dubai TV, UAE
“EU to Import Olive Oil from Palestinian Territories,” Palestine TV, Ramallah
“Avigdor Lieberman Is A Racist?” IBA TV, Israel
“Jordan’s Relations with the US,” Jordan TV, Jordan
“Iran Celebrates Islamic Revolution,” Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
Produced for Link TV by Jamal Dajani.

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Change (in rhetoric) we can believe in, by William Blum

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by William Blum
Feb. 3, 2009

The Anti-Empire Report

Change (in rhetoric) we can believe in.

I’ve said all along that whatever good changes might occur in regard to non-foreign policy issues, such as what’s already taken place concerning the environment and abortion, the Obama administration will not produce any significantly worthwhile change in US foreign policy; little done in this area will reduce the level of misery that the American Empire regularly brings down upon humanity. And to the extent that Barack Obama is willing to clearly reveal what he believes about anything controversial, he appears to believe in the empire. Continue reading

Bailout for the People: “The Cook Plan” by Richard C. Cook

by Richard C. Cook
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February 3, 2009

A Bailout for the People:

Dividend Economics and the Basic Income Guarantee

By Richard C. Cook

Prepared for a Presentation at the

8th Congress of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network and

2009 Eastern Economics Association Annual Conference

Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers

New York, N.Y., February 27

The existing monetary system is not free enterprise, and it is not capitalism. It is cancer.

Isn’t it Finally Time to Enact a Basic Income Guarantee?

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Dennis Kucinich Takes An Hour To Explain Our Current Economic Situation

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January 26, 2009 C-SPAN

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Gareth Porter: US military leaders are pressuring Obama to cancel his Iraq withdrawal promise

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Petraeus versus the President?

Gareth Porter: US military leaders are pressuring Obama to cancel his Iraq withdrawal promise

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Aid workers and journalists risk life in Gaza

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Humanitarian workers and rights activists in Gaza are helping locals put their lives back together after the three-week-long Israeli offensive. Many aid workers were in the region during the fighting and came under fire along with residents.

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FAIR Study: Human Rights Coverage Serving Washington’s Needs

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By Steve Rendall and Daniel Ward and Tess Hall

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FAIR finds editors downplaying Colombia’s abuses, amplifying Venezuela’s

Any evenhanded comparison of the Colombian and Venezuelan governments’ human rights records would have to note that, though Venezuela’s record is far from perfect, that country is by every measure a safer place than Colombia to live, vote, organize unions and political groups, speak out against the government or practice journalism.

But a new survey by FAIR shows that, over the past 10 years, editors at four leading U.S. newspapers have focused more on purported human rights abuses in Venezuela than in Colombia, and their commentary would suggest that Venezuela’s government has a worse human rights record than Colombia’s. These papers, FAIR found, seem more interested in reinforcing official U.S. policy toward the region than in genuinely supporting the rights of Colombians and Venezuelans.

Colombia’s ‘appalling’ record . . .

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