Obama’s SOTU: Now “We are all Republicans” By Robert S. Becker

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By Robert S. Becker
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February 1, 2010

State of the Unions are pompous pageants, and few change history.  Consider them presidential victory laps, voiced to justify federalism, that last bulwark of civilization against armed evil-doers or economic dyspepsia – even against long deferred civil rights protection.  Thus, the shotgun of clichés, jingoism, and simplifications designed for applause, not depictions of an empire in decline.

But plumbed, we can squeeze this much significance, as the speech tips off Obama’s direction for the year.  Already majoring in centrism, the president now relabels his “devout non-ideologue” button to read: “devout non-partylogue.”  Here’s the brave new answer to the ever-constricting Party of No – our first, post-partisan President of No Single Party.

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Anger at human bodies & rubble dumped by roadside: Haiti, Day 19

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InsideDisaster
February 01, 2010

Fanel doesnt understand how the government can let its truck drivers pollute the road ways with rubble full of human remains. To him this is a huge disrespect for the public and the inhabitants of the area. If this keeps going, the valley will become a waste land.

Video and editing by Nicolas Jolliet
Read the full blog post at: http://insidedisaster.com/

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Iraq to sue US, Britain over depleted uranium bombs

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PressTV
Mon, 01 Feb 2010 09:14:21 GMT

Iraq’s Ministry for Human Rights will file a lawsuit against Britain and the US over their use of depleted uranium bombs in Iraq, an Iraqi minister says.

Iraq’s Minister of Human Rights, Wijdan Mikhail Salim, told Assabah newspaper that the lawsuit will be launched based on reports from the Iraqi ministries of science and the environment.

[…]

via Iraq to sue US, Britain over depleted uranium bombs

h/t: CLG

Obama’s Junk Economics by Michael Hudson

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Wall Street is not “the economy.” — Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
Global Research, February 1, 2010

In a dress rehearsal for this November’s mid-term election, Democrats and Republicans vied last week for who could denounce the banks and blame the other party the most for the giveaways to Wall Street that have swollen the public debt since September 2008, pushing the federal budget into deficit and the economy into a slump.

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Cindy Sheehan: Money is not Free Speech

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February 1, 2010

wearechange
January 30, 2010

[Cindy’s interview starts at 5 minutes in]

Part 2

1st ever WeAreChange TV

I hope everyone enjoys our pilot for a new weekly WeAreChange show. On our 1st episode we go over the daily news, overview Obama’s year in office, give you the weather, sports, and two great interview with Cindy Sheehan and Charlie Veitch of the Love Police.

This is a pilot episode of our show before we go live in late Faburary on UBATV.com, WeAreChange is doing this show for free with the studio provided by UBATV, which in exchange gets to play our videos on their site.

Please help support our efforts to provide you better content with donations, because we are all doing this for free and can only survive with your support.

This is our first ever, professionally produced show that many WeAreChangers put their effort in. Special thanks for ubatv.com and WeAreChange members Matt, Kelley, Colin, Dom, Danny P, Dan M, Deshaun,Craig, Larry and Carlton.

Please email us your comments, suggestions, and feedback to
feedback@wearechange.org, yes we know the sound sucks but we did the best we could with the little we know.

We are also asking anyone who wants to get involved and help make this show great to please email us as well.

Hope you guys enjoy,
Luke Rudkowski

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Cindy Sheehan on The 9/11 Issue + “Divide & Conquer”

Myth America Ii: Making Sanity The New Normal by Cindy Sheehan

Over 64,000 British Tamils say yes to Tamil Eelam

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1 February 2010

Press Release

The British Tamil Diaspora overwhelmingly endorsed the principle of Tamil Eelam in two days of polling this weekend. With over 64,000 votes cast, over 99% voted in favour of an independent and separate state of Tamil Eelam.

British Tamils were asked if they endorsed the principles contained in the Vadukkoddai Resolution that was first put to a democratic mandate in 1977. In that historic election the Tamil polity in Sri Lanka voted overwhelmingly for an independent and sovereign state of Tamil Eelam in the traditional Tamil homelands.

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The Stimulator: Meltdown 2010 – A pre lube to the Olympic Resistance + Dave Zirin

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stimulator
January 31, 2010

subMedia

This week:

1. 2009 heat
2. Beds are Burning
3. Meltdown 2010
4. Skiing in the desert
5. iPon
6. Obama’s fighting deception
7. Supreme Handout
8. Howard Zinn R.I.P.
9. Anti-Flag
10. Radical sports writer Dave Zirin

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Kvetcher in the Rye by Greg Palast

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by Greg Palast
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1 February, 2010

In the sixth grade, the Boys’ Vice-Principal threatened to suspend me from school unless I stopped carrying around A Catcher in the Rye I think because it had the word “fuck” in it. Since the Boys’ Vice-Principal hadn’t read the book – and I don’t think he’d ever read any book – he couldn’t tell me why.

But Mrs. Gordon was cool. She let me keep the book at my desk and read it at recess as long as I kept a brown wrapper over the cover.

I think J.D. Salinger would have liked Mrs. Gordon. She wanted to save me from the world’s vice-principals, the guys who wanted to train you in obedience to idiots and introduce you the adult world of fear and punishment. Mrs. Gordon wanted to protect the need of a child to run free.

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The Creed of Objectivity Killed the News by Chris Hedges

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Truthdig
February 1, 2010

Reporters who witness the worst of human suffering and return to newsrooms angry see their compassion washed out or severely muted by the layers of editors who stand between the reporter and the reader. The creed of objectivity and balance, formulated at the beginning of the 19th century by newspaper owners to generate greater profits from advertisers, disarms and cripples the press.

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