Turkey’s Prime Minister: I don’t think new sanctions against Iran can bring results

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8 April 2010


1) Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan: I don’t think new sanctions against Iran can bring results (6 April 2010)

from the archives:

2) Chief adviser to Turkey’s Prime Minister: New sanctions on Iran will do nothing other than aggravate the situation (December 2008)

3) As long as the international community has a unified stance on Iran, Turkey would be implementing the UN Security Council Resolutions (June 2008)

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David Swanson: Obama OK’s US citizen assassinations + Countdown: What Is To Stop The W.H. From Killing More Americans

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April 07, 2010 — The Obama administration has authorized the assassination of an American citizen, Anwar Al-Awlaki who is a Muslim cleric and he is suspected of organizing terrorist attacks against the US. He is now on the top of the FBI’s most wanted list. David Swanson says that this is illegal and that if the International Criminal Court has the right to prosecute an American if they had the backing.

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Does the Flag Condone Murder? Do our “chariots” impoverish Us? by Rabbi Arthur Waskow

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Reposted with permission from Rabbi Arthur Waskow from the Shalom Center

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by Rabbi Arthur Waskow
The Shalom Center
April 6, 2010

End the Endless Wars!

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The end of Pesach is said to mark the anniversary of the moment when Pharaoh’s imperial horse-chariot army met disaster in the Red Sea.  Just as the festival was ending this year,  flashes of truth about our own imperial army appeared in the ways prophetic truth  rises up in our day — unveiled videotape, unmuzzled journalism.One from the Iraq War, one from the Afghanistan War. Continue reading

The Global Economic Crisis: Riots, Rebellion and Revolution by Andrew Gavin Marshall

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by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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April 07, 2010

When Empire Hits Home, Part 3

Part 1: War, Racism and the Empire of Poverty – When Empire Hits Home

Part 2: Western Civilization and the Economic Crisis: The Impoverishment of the Middle Class

As nations of the world are thrown into a debt crisis, the likes of which have never been seen before, harsh fiscal ‘austerity’ measures will be undertaken in a flawed attempt to service the debts. The result will be the elimination of the middle class. When the middle class is absorbed into the labour class – the lower class – and lose their social, political, and economic foundations, they will riot, rebel, and revolt.

Ratings Agency Predicts Civil Unrest

Moody’s is a major ratings agency, which performs financial research and analysis on governments and commercial entities and ranks the credit-worthiness of borrowers. On March 15, Moody’s warned that the US, the UK, Germany, France, and Spain “are all at risk of soaring debt costs and will have to implement austerity plans that threaten ‘social cohesion’.” Further, Moody’s warned that such ‘austerity’ measures increase the potential for ‘social unrest’:

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Kucinich, Seven Members of Congress Applaud Nuclear Disarmament Deal

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Apr 7, 2010

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and seven other Members of Congress today sent a letter to President Obama expressing support for the Administration’s efforts to negotiate a new treaty for nuclear arms reduction with Russia. President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev are expected to sign a treaty to replace the expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in Prague tomorrow.

“The successful negotiation of an arms reduction treaty with Russia lays the groundwork for future cooperation between our nations. Furthermore, successful negotiation of such a treaty is vital in advancing support for a broader international nuclear nonproliferation initiative. …

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Revolution in Kyrgyzstan? + Protesters Shot & Killed By Riot Police

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April 07, 2010 — Officials in the U.S. are keeping a close eye on the situation in Kyrgyzstan, mostly because the country is home to a pivotal US air base for transporting equipment and troops going to and from Afghanistan. Erica Marat says that President Bakiyev is not interested in Democracy and that is a main reason for the violence that has flared up in Kyrgyzstan.

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Net Neutrality — The Fight Ahead By Tim Karr

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By Tim Karr
Crossposted with permission from Save the Internet
April 7, 2010

“The Day the Internet Lost” read a full-banner headline on Huffington Post yesterday. The New York Times held a wake for the Internet reporting that Internet service providers can now “block or slow specific sites” and demand that content producers now “pay a fee to ensure delivery of material.”

Yesterday, the DC Circuit court took away the Federal Communications Commission’s role as consumer watchdog, protecting our rights on the Internet. The decision has been widely reported as the end of an era for America’s Internet. But what does the future hold? And what can we do to keep the Internet open and democratic?

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Screw Cuss Free Week!

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War is obscene, not words.  ~ DS

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April 05, 2010 — http://www.ScrewCussFreeWeek.com click 4 our facebook page!

The Screw ‘Cuss Free Week’ Protest was held March 13, 2010 at the corner of Fair Oaks Ave. & Mission St. in McKay Hatch ‘s hometown, South Pasadena, CA. This resolution is total fucking bullshit? Its a waste of taxpayer money, an assault on freedom of speech and simply backwards. Are you pissed? Do this…

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Take This Empire and Shove It! by Cindy Sheehan

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April 7, 2010

“Listen, I can’t get involved. I’ve got work to do. It’s not that I like the Empire; I hate it. But there’s nothing I can do about it right now… It’s all such a long way from here.”

Luke Skywalker in Star Wars

Dear Reader—raise your hand if you don’t know that atrocities happen in war. Now put your hands in the air like you just don’t care.

Psychologist, Robert Jay Lifton, who is a pioneer in the study of what drives otherwise “normal” human beings to commit war crimes calls war: “an atrocity-producing situation.” Atrocities have been committed in every war since the beginning of time, and the sad thing is the barbarity hasn’t decreased. Recently a US soldier tried to justify to me committing atrocities because the “British did it to the Native Americans” in the French-Indian War. This soldier was essentially agreeing with Lifton.

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