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The classic Canadian documentary Manufacturing Consent based on the Noam Chomsky/Edward Herman book by the same name. Explores the propaganda model of the media.
by Rick Rozoff
July 24, 2009
Earlier this week German soldiers under NATO command shot to death two Afghan civilians and seriously injured two more in the north of the nation.
During the past ten days German troops in NATO’s Rapid Reaction Force have been conducting a major combat operation in Afghanistan’s Kunduz Province.
300 German soldiers in charge of an estimated 1,200 Afghan government troops launched an offensive with the use of armor and artillery, including Marder infantry tanks and mortars.
A Bundeswehr soldier was quoted as saying that orders were issued to employ “the full reaction force spectrum” and as a result “We are using everything we have.” 
A German news source revealed that “It is believed to be the first time that the Bundeswehr…has deployed heavy artillery.” 
American Civil Liberties Union
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CONTACT: (202) 675-2312; firstname.lastname@example.org
Expansion Of Federal Death Penalty Counter To Furthering Civil Rights, Says ACLU
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate yesterday passed an amendment extending the death penalty for certain hate crimes. The amendment, sponsored by Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), was added to the hate crimes amendment to the Defense authorization bill that passed last Thursday. In a letter sent to Senators, the American Civil Liberties Union urged lawmakers to oppose this misguided and wrong expansion of the federal death penalty.
“The expansion of the federal death penalty stands in stark contrast to furthering the cause of civil rights in the United States,” said Christopher Anders, ACLU Senior Legislative Counsel. “The death penalty is always wrong. Capital punishment has been proven to be such an expensive and discriminatory punishment that Congress should oppose any effort to expand its scope and reach. At a time when evidence is mounting that scores of innocent defendants have been sentenced to death, Congress should steer clear of expanding the death penalty.”
Updated: added another email with a link to fax the members of this committee and your representative.
from an email from http://www.democrats.com
At last night’s press conference on healthcare, President Obama shocked the media with a very inconvenient truth:
“I want to cover everybody. Now, the truth is that, unless you have a single-payer system, in which everybody is automatically covered, then you’re probably not going to reach every single individual.”
So why won’t our elected Democrats in Washington fight for a single-payer system that will cover everyone? Especially when it’s the only system that will actually save money by eliminating 30% in utterly wasted overhead from greedy insurance giants?
by Eva Golinger
Postcards from the Revolution
July 22, 2009
President Zelaya is giving a press conference right now, presumably from Nicaragua. About one hour ago, President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica presented a new proposal, called the “San Jose Agreement” of 12 points, adding and modifying his previous 7-point proposal that was rejected by the coup regime on Sunday. The 12 points, available in Spanish here, incorporated several of the requests of the coup regime into Arias’ original proposal.
Specifically, point number one was changed from calling for President Zelaya’s immediate return to power to become a call for a “government of unity and reconciliation” to be composed of members of the coup regime together with representatives from each political party. Zelaya would have been returned to the presidency, but with his hands completely tied. The proposal again called for amnesty for the coup regime, and, in an inference to the coup regime’s allegations against President Zelaya, also called for amnesty to be granted to him as well. This factor clearly legitimates the coup regime’s theories.
via Postcards from the Revolution: Honduras At Standstill; Arias Proposal Of “San Jose Agreement” Rejected By Both Parties.
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Updated: June 5, 2011 Added another video.
April 27, 2008
Art Katz’ testimony.