Norman Finkelstein: Main Architects of the Iraq War were Cheney and Rumsfeld, not the Israel Lobby

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January 12, 2010

The Authority Smashing! Hour Radio Show

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The Tobin Tax – Ellen Brown on Economics 101

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Jan. 12, 2010

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January 12, 2010

Ellen Brown, author of numerous books including the wildly popular “Web of Debt” joins us to discuss the possibility of using a Tobin tax to claw back money from the banksters. For more information on this subject, please see Brown’s article here:

A Little Populist Retribution: Making Wall Street Pay Its Fair Share by Dr. Ellen Brown

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Amy Goodman On The State Of American Journalism

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January 11, 2010 KCTS (removed video)

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The Zeitgeist of 2010 by Ariel Ky

by Ariel Ky
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excerpted from Open Salon Jan. 6, 2010
Jan. 12, 2010

What kind of year will 2010 be? If we tune into the energy of this year, it’s readily apparent that 2010 is a year of new beginnings, of the end of disillusionment. It’s a time of becoming, of growing as a global community, of peace and healing, of sharp endings, and gentle beginnings where the ground is ready for new shoots to come forth.

2010 is a time of potentiality. The tide of growing spirituality among common people will rise like a tsunami and overcome the nefarious plans of the ruling elites with all of the money. Money will no longer have such a hold on people as they begin to make heaven on earth by sharing and caring for each other.

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No Free Speech in the UK!

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January 11, 2010

Five British Muslim men were found guilty under the Public Order Act (1986) for their protest during a homecoming parade for British soldiers who had returned from Afghanistan in March 2009. In a controversial and ground-breaking case, Luton Magistrates’ Courts gave the men two year conditional discharges. Two others were acquitted.

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Stories We Prefer Not Having to Write—But Will by Walter and Rosemary Brasch

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by Rosemary and Walter Brasch
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January 12, 2010

It’s a new year, and we’ve been trying to find new topics for our columns.

In reviewing the columns over the past few years, we wrote against racism and animal cruelty. But, there’s still racism and animal cruelty, so we’ll still have to speak out on these critical social issues.

We wrote about tolerance and the acceptance of all races and religions. But, a large number of Americans apparently didn’t get the message, so we’ll have to try harder this year.

We wrote about the continued destruction of the environment and of ways people are trying to save it. Environmental concern is greater, but so is the ignorant prattling of those who believe global warming is a hoax.

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Emails implicate Treasury Secretary Geithner in cover-up of AIG deal to bail out the banks by Barry Grey

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by Barry Grey
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12 January 2010

A financial scandal has erupted that implicates Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in efforts to conceal the funneling of $62 billion in taxpayer funds to 16 large banks as part of the government bailout of the insurance giant American International Group AIG.

The revelations coincide with the imminent announcement by the big US banks of their profits and year-end bonuses for 2009. Most of the major banks are expected to report huge profits—in the case of Goldman Sachs, its highest profits ever—and combined bonuses of $30 billion or more.

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The Decade of Distrust: No Accountability, No Confidence, No Change By Robert S. Becker

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By Robert S. Becker
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January 12, 2010

Okay, let’s all play “name the decade.” Trivial or profound, labels matter, even if absurdly minimizing infinitely convoluted webs.  When discombobulated, we reach for handles to unpack jaw-dropping, mind-boggling real-life.  Sweeping generalizations have their place, and one idiot savant among us will capture the significance of the incomparable Bush-Cheney Error, may it never rest in peace.

From the Internet comes the “Decade from Hell,” which could have legs but only if we eventually ascend from current “darkness visible,“ in John Milton’s mots justes.  Getting out of hell is proving harder than getting in.  There’s the Decade of Treachery, or Tyranny of the Minority, or Doofuses on Parade.  Let’s see: The Decade That Went From Bad to Really Bad?  The Decade When the Right Stomped on Everyone Else?  So many choices, so little time.

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Appeals Court Extends President’s Wartime Powers, Limits Guantánamo Prisoners’ Rights by Andy Worthington

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by Andy Worthington
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12 January 2010

On the eighth anniversary of the opening of the “War on Terror” prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the implications of a ruling last week in the Court of Appeals (PDF) have added another layer of uncertainty to the prisoners’ future, in a week that was notorious for a barrage of lies and misinformation, and a promise by President Obama that he was freezing the release of all Yemeni prisoners until further notice.

The Appeals Court ruling dealt with the case of Ghaleb al-Bihani, a Yemeni who lost his habeas corpus petition, challenging the basis of his detention, in January last year, seven months after the habeas petitions resumed, following the Supreme Court’s ruling, in Boumediene v. Bush, that the prisoners had constitutionally guaranteed habeas rights.

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