British MP George Galloway barred from Canada under the Canada Israel “Public Security” Agreement by Michel Chossudovsky

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by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, March 26, 2009

British MP George Galloway was refused entry to Canada on the pretext that he supported Hamas, which is categorized by the Canadian government as a “terrorist organization.” Continue reading

Let’s Stop Wall Street Loan-Sharking by Senator Bernie Sanders + videos

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By Senator Bernie Sanders
03/23/2009

The “Masters of the Universe” on Wall Street – through their greed, recklessness and illegal behavior – have plunged this country into a deep recession causing millions of Americans to lose their jobs, their homes, their savings and their hope for the future. In order to fully understand the cause of this fiasco, I have introduced legislation calling for a thorough investigation of the financial meltdown and the prosecution of those CEOs who broke the law. The culture of greed, fraud and excessive speculation must come to an end.

In the midst of this financial disaster, one of the great frustrations that I hear from my constituents is that while taxpayers are spending hundreds of billions bailing out major financial institutions, and while these big banks are getting near-zero interest rate loans from the Fed, these very same financial institutions are now charging Americans 20 percent or 30 percent interest rates on their credit cards.  In fact, one-third of all credit card holders in this country are now paying interest rates above 20 percent and as high as 41 percent – more than double what they paid in interest in 1990.  Recently, some major institutions such as Bank of America have informed responsible cardholders that their interest rates would be doubled to as high as 28 percent, without explaining why the increase was taking place.

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Countdown: Sen. Bernie Sanders – President Obama’s priorities

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Countdown – guest Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) – President Obama’s priorities
03_25_09 visit: http://firedoglake.com

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Sen. Sanders Blocking Vote to Confirm Obama Nominee Who Worked to Deregulate Credit Default Swaps

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Mosaic News – 3/25/09: World News From The Middle East

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“Bashir Travels to Egypt Despite Warrant By ICC,” Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
“Defying the ICC,” Al Arabiya TV, UAE
“Who is Behind the Assassination of PLO Leader in Lebanon?,” Nile TV, Egypt
“Iran-Iraq War Martyrs Remembered,” Al-Alam TV, Iran
“Famous Iraqi Surgeon Returns Home,” Al-Iraqiya TV, Iraq
“Pakistan Poses Greatest Threat Of Terror,” Al Jazeera English, Qatar
“Dubai’s Hotels Unaffected by Global Recession,” Dubai TV, UAE
Produced for Link TV by Jamal Dajani.

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Credit As A Public Utility: The Solution to the Economic Crisis by Richard C. Cook (videos)

by Richard C. Cook
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richardccook.com
March 26, 2009

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22:46 – Mar 25, 2009

Part One of Six Parts: Credit As A Public Utility: The Solution to the Economic Crisis

“Our Early Political Leaders Warned Us Against the Banking Interests”

Written and Produced by Richard C. Cook

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US Predators Provoke Pakistan by Michael Carmichael

by Michael Carmichael
Featured Writer
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PlanetaryMovement.org
March 26, 2009

Commenting to the New York Times about the rapidly deteriorating situation in Pakistan, Admiral Dennis Blair, the Director of National Intelligence, admitted, “No one that I have talked to has come up with a grand strategy for that area.”

Given the now official fact of a strategy vacuum for Pakistan as well as the smoldering carcass of US strategy in Afghanistan, the US has continued the Bush Era tactic of launching drone missile strikes against targets the CIA has identified as outposts of Al Qaeda. While the CIA claims that US Predator drones have killed a few of the multitude of ‘senior leaders’ of Al Qaeda, to date the result is far from impressive — for there is a steadily rising mountain of civilian corpses killed by unmanned missiles that is producing a searing political backlash in the nuclear-armed nation.

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Cops Do Not Care That Tasers Kill!

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VOTERSTHINKdotORG

http://earth2obama.org/

March 25, 2009 CBC The National

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Chomsky Interview with Michael Dranove

Chomsky at the World Social Forum (Porto Alegr...

Chomsky at the World Social Forum (Porto Alegre) in 2003 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Chomsky Interview with Michael Dranove: On NATO (1/6)

Noam Chomsky speaks with Michael Dranove, Youtube user PlasticJesus341

March 13, 2009

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What Cheney is Really About by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
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crossposted on Buzzflash.com 2.15.09
March 26, 2009

George W. Bush apparently really believes in the “alternate realities” that he presented to our nation and the world over and over again during his Presidency. Bush was a uniter, not a divider; Saddam really did have weapons of mass destruction (until it was absolutely proven otherwise); cutting taxes for the rich really would boost the economy; as president, he really did have all of those powers that Dick Cheney, Richard Addington, and John Yoo pretended to find for him in the Constitution; abolishing Social Security really would benefit everyone whose Social Security was thereby abolished as well as the country as a whole; he really did as president have the authority to say “I’ll follow this Act of Congress but not that one, at my own discretion;” he could, on his own authority, abrogate treaties if his White House Legal Counsel thought they were “quaint;” Saddam really did buy “yellow cake” in Niger. And George Bush really is an undereducated, both ignorant and dumb, person. No, he was not a secret voracious reader, as “Turdblossom,” otherwise known as Karl Rove, was so fond of telling us. There were never any references to such readings except on the occasions that such were written into speeches for him. But he probably thought that he was, given that Rove told the world he that was. That fit right into his alternate reality.

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Igor Panarin: US 2010 apocalypse avoidable + US to split into 6 pieces

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Press TV
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 03:36:45 GMT

A Russian scholar, who had earlier predicted the collapse of the US, has offered President Barack Obama ways to prevent such a misfortune.

Former KGB analyst and Russian academic Igor Panarin, who has predicted the country’s 2010 disintegration on the back of mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation, insisted in a Monday interview that a revisited foreign policy may more than anything prevent the fall of the United States.

“I would, in the first place, suggest that he radically reduce the US foreign policy activities, especially in the Eurasian space,” Panarin said speaking to Russia Today.

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via Press TV – US 2010 apocalypse avoidable: Scholar

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