Be nice to America. Or we’ll bring democracy to your country!

by William Blum
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15 April, 2010

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The Transnational Homeland Security State and the Decline of Democracy by Andrew Gavin Marshall

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by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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April 15, 2010

When Empire Hits Home, Part 4

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

Part 3: The Global Economic Crisis: Riots, Rebellion and Revolution by Andrew Gavin Marshall

As the western world is thrown into debt bondage and the harsh reality of the draconian economic ‘reforms’ to follow, a social collapse seems increasingly inevitable. We will soon witness the collapse of western ‘civilization’. The middle classes of the west will dissolve into the lower labour class. The wealthy class, already nearly at par with the middle class in terms of total consumption, will become the only consuming class.

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Depleted uranium is destroying life By Jerry Mazza

By Jerry Mazza
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www.jerrymazza.com
April 15, 2010

I have long heard sound-bites or seen passages about depleted uranium that sounded more than dire. But given my own cognitive dissonance, and the fact that I was writing about many other dire topics at the time, I filed depleted uranium in my cranium for future investigation, which, given the human aversion to bad news, could have been never.

But never was over in an exchange of emails about nuclear missiles in Israel’s arsenal. I received some startling nuclear information from San Francisco Bay View writer, Bob Nichols. It was an illumination long-time coming.

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The full text of Iran UN ambassador letter to UNSC

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The full text of Iran UN ambassador letter to UNSC

ISNA, 14 April 2010

Iran’s UN ambassador Mohammad Khazaee called for the Security Council and other UN related bodies to show serious opposition to the US President’s nuclear policies and his threat against an NPT signatory which does not hold nuclear weapon.

Following the US President Barack Obama’s remarks that America will not restrict conditions of using nuclear weapons against Iran and North Korea, Khazaee sent a letter to the presidents of the UN Security Council Yukio Takasu and General Assembly Ali Treki and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and said threats of the US officials against Iran are inhuman and go against international rules and commitments.

The full text of the letter follows:

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Michel Chossudovsky: Nuclear summit is a PR smokescreen to mask US strategic objectives + Justifying an Iranian attack

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April 15, 2010 — Obama is masking the real issues over nuclear weapons by presenting the idea that nuclear terrorism is a major threat, says Michel Chossudovsky, Director of the Canadian Centre for Research on Globalization.

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Haiti: Survival after the quake

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April 14, 2010 — This slideshow is narrated by an MSF communications officer, who also took the photographs during a two-week visit to Haiti in March, 2010. He accompanied MSF field staff on assessments of living conditions in makeshift camps where people had been living without basic assistance.

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