Truthout Video: The Human Cost of Guantánamo by Andy Worthington

by Andy Worthington
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www.andyworthington.co.uk
3 December 2009

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Out now on Truthout is a 15-minute video by Sari Gelzer and Troy Page, featuring an interview with Andy Worthington, journalist and author of The Guantánamo Files, which includes excerpts from the new documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (directed by Polly Nash and Andy Worthington). Continue reading

Gerald Celente: Bernanke is destroying the US economy + Ron Paul

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RT
December 03, 2009

Ben Bernanke is on the Hill for reconfirmation hearings. Given the situation of the U.S. economy and the state of the dollar, should he be reappointed? Gerald Celente says no way.

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The Afghan Quagmire by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Dec. 3, 2009

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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Misusing professional cadets at West Point as a political prop, President Barack Obama delivered his speech on the Afghanistan war forcefully but with fearful undertones. He chose to escalate this undeclared war with at least 30,000 more soldiers plus an even larger number of corporate contractors.

He chose the path the military-industrial complex wanted. The “military” planners, whatever their earlier doubts about the quagmire, once in, want to prevail. The “industrial” barons because their sales and profits rise with larger military budgets.

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Bernie Sanders’ Bernanke Hold, Floor Speech

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December 03, 2009

Sen. Sanders went to the floor of the U.S. Senate to discuss why he had put a hold on the nomination of Ben Bernanke for a second term as Fed chairman.

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The Economy Sucks and or Collapse 2

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Kaptur Grills Federal Reserve Chair Bernanke + State of the U.S. Economy Hearing

Congressman Kucinich Questions Ben Bernanke (Rounds 1 & 2) + Entire hearing

Chair. Bernanke reports to Congress about the economy + Testimony + Grayson grills

Say NO to Comcast/NBC Merger (Action Alert)

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videofreepress
December 03, 2009

Comcast, the nations largest cable company, announced a deal to buy NBC-Universal, one of the worlds biggest producers of TV shows and motion pictures. For consumers, it means higher prices, fewer choices and less innovation. We need to stop this merger!

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NATO’s Secret Transatlantic Bond: Nuclear Weapons In Europe by Rick Rozoff

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by Rick Rozoff
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Stop NATO
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com
3 December, 2009

“Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dutch, Belgian, Italian and German pilots remain ready to engage in nuclear war.”

“Nuclear forces based in Europe and committed to NATO provide an essential political and military link between the European and the North American members of the Alliance. The Alliance will therefore maintain adequate nuclear forces in Europe.”

“Although technically owned by the U.S., nuclear bombs stored at NATO bases are designed to be delivered by planes from the host country.”

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Examining Obama’s Rationale for Escalating the War in Afghanistan by Jeremy R. Hammond

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by Jeremy R. Hammond
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Foreign Policy Journal
3 December 2009

Outlining his rationale for the decision to send yet more troops to Afghanistan, President Barack Obama on Tuesday began with a familiar refrain: “We did not ask for this fight. On September 11, 2001, 19 men hijacked four airplanes and used them to murder nearly 3,000 people.”

“Al Qaeda’s base of operations”, he said, “was in Afghanistan, where they were harbored by the Taliban”, who “refused to turn over Osama bin Laden”.

In fact, the Taliban offered to either try bin Laden in their court system or hand him over to a third country if the U.S. provided evidence of his involvement in the 9/11 attacks. The evidence, however, was not forthcoming, and so the Taliban did indeed refuse on that basis.

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Keiser Report №3: Markets! Finance! Scandal!

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RussiaToday
December 03, 2009

Keiser Report is a no holds barred look at the shocking scandals behind the global financial headlines. From the collusion between Wall Street and Capitol Hill to the latest banking crime wave, from bogus government economic statistics to rigged stock markets, nothing escapes the eye of Max Keiser, a former stockbroker, inventor of the virtual specialist technology and co-founder of the Hollywood Stock Exchange. With the help of Keiser’s co-host, Stacy Herbert, and guests from around the world, Keiser Report tells you what is really going on in the global economy.

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The Future of Israel by Art Katz

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Art Katz Ministries

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble

Drawing on the prophetic scriptures, Art brings to the church a framework of understanding of what it will take for present-day Jacob to become the Israel of God.

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Message from Afghanistan

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Honduras: An election validated by blood and repression + Spanish version

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TheRealNews
December 02, 2009

Honduran coup government continues repressive tactics on election day (Report from San Pedro Sula) as the resistance vows to continue to fight for a new constitution and people’s rights.

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Tune in Dec. 13 for The People Speak by Howard Zinn

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by Howard Zinn
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Dec. 3, 2009

This is to inform you of the screening of the documentary THE PEOPLE SPEAK (http://www.history.com/peoplespeak), directed-produced by Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove, myself, with a great cast of readers and performers: That will be Sunday evening, Dec. 13, 8 PM (7 PM Central) on the History Channel.

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Cindy Sheehan’s Peace Of The Action

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by Cindy Sheehan
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Dec. 2, 2009

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December 02, 2009

To sign up for Peace Of The Action in Washington March 2010. Please go to the Peace Of The Action website here http://www.peaceoftheaction…

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30,000 Wrongs Won’t Make it Right by Cindy Sheehan

Deceptive progressives call for support of Obama’s war by Bruce Gagnon

Zoya: A Voice from Afghanistan: Waging war does not bring democracy