Musicians (Finally) Say No To Music Torture by Andy Worthington + The Divine Comedy: Guantanamo

by Andy Worthington
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.andyworthington.co.uk
22 October 2009

Well, that took a while. Nearly a year after George W. Bush’s Republican party was voted out of office, and at least five years after reports first surfaced that music was being used in “War on Terror” facilities in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantánamo as part of a package of “enhanced interrogation technique,” — which, in any world other than the reality-defying one inhabited by Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, would have been defined as torture — several noted musicians have spoken out to condemn the practice.

As was reported widely yesterday, REM, Pearl Jam, Trent Reznor, Tom Morello, and other artists including Jackson Browne, Billy Bragg, Michelle Branch, T-Bone Burnett, David Byrne, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn, Steve Earle, the Entrance Band, Joe Henry, Bonnie Raitt, Rise Against, and The Roots launched a formal protest against the use of music as torture.

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Michael Moore’s Action Plan – 15 Things Every American Can Do Right Now

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by Michael Moore
ICH
MichaelMoore.com
Oct. 22, 2009

Build a Peace Economy!

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You’ve Seen the Movie — Now It’s Time to ACT!

Friends,

It’s the #1 question I’m constantly asked after people see my movie: “OK — so NOW what can I DO?!”

You want something to do? Well, you’ve come to the right place! ‘Cause I got 15 things you and I can do right now to fight back and try to fix this very broken system. Continue reading

Anthony Weiner Discusses Health Reform on CSPAN’s Washington Journal

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AskAnthonyWeiner
October 22, 2009

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Noah Shachtman: CIA Invests in Software Firm Monitoring Blogs, Twitter

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Democracy Now!
Oct. 22, 2009

Spying on Myspace users?

CIA Invests in Software Firm Monitoring Blogs, Twitter

Wired magazine has revealed the investment arm of the Central Intelligence Agency has invested in a software firm called Visible Technologies that specializes in monitoring social media sites, including blogs, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter and Amazon. Wired reporter Noah Shachtman writes, “America’s spy agencies want to read your blog posts, keep track of your Twitter updates—even check out your book reviews on Amazon.” [includes rush transcript]

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Noam Chomsky: When Elites Fail, and What We Should Do About It (must-see)

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pdxjustice Media Productions
Oct. 21, 2009

Noam Chomsky, world renowned linguist and dissident author, delivers the keynote address at the ECONVERGENCE CONFERENCE in Portland, Oregon, on October 2nd, 2009. Continue reading

Lizzie West & Baba Buffalo: Call Your Senators

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Lizzie West – Topic
October 22, 2009

Lizzie & Baba performing their song, “Call Your Senators” at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, NY and in the Colorado Rockies.

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AFRICOM Year Two: Taking The Helm Of The Entire World by Rick Rozoff

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by Rick Rozoff
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Stop NATO
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/
October 22, 2009

“The developments come as the White House seeks grounds to establish a major military presence in Africa….[A]nalysts caution that similar pretexts were used to justify the US invasion of Afghanistan, the missile attacks in Pakistan, and its waning military operations in Iraq, where the civilian population continues to bear the brunt of the US intervention.”

“AFRICOM facilitates the United States advancing on the African continent, taking control of the Eurasian continent and proceeding to take the helm of the entire globe.”

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October 1st marked the one-year anniversary of the activation of the first U.S. overseas military command in a quarter of a century, Africa Command (AFRICOM).

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An Imperial Strategy for a New World Order: The Origins of World War III, Part 1 by Andrew Gavin Marshall

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by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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October 22, 2009

Introduction

In the face of total global economic collapse, the prospects of a massive international war are increasing. Historically, periods of imperial decline and economic crisis are marked by increased international violence and war. The decline of the great European empires was marked by World War I and World War II, with the Great Depression taking place in the intermediary period.

Currently, the world is witnessing the decline of the American empire, itself a product born out of World War II. As the post-war imperial hegemon, America ran the international monetary system and reigned as champion and arbitrator of the global political economy.

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Fall Of The Republic: The Presidency Of Barack H Obama (full video)

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