Priests, nuns, atheists, anarchist and one clown arrested at anti-nuke protest

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July 5, 2010

[Oak Ridge, Tennessee] Priests and nuns, atheists, anarchist and one clown were among the 23 arrested by the State and 13 by the Federal Government for nonviolently resisting Nuclear Weapons at Y-12 this morning.

Those facing State charges were arrested for obstructing the road way, one for failing to obey a police officer and Federal charges are for trespassing.

Before the nonviolent action that lead to the arrests the crowd made commitments to bear witness every Sunday at 5:55 PM at the site for a vigil and sing Keep Your Eyes on the Prize and the names of all who offered themselves against the insanity of nuclear war will be named out-loud until every one of them has been freed.

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It’s not just BP’s oil in the Gulf that threatens world’s oceans By Les Blumenthal

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By Les Blumenthal
McClatchy Newspapers
July 5, 2010

WASHINGTON — A sobering new report warns that the oceans face a “fundamental and irreversible ecological transformation” not seen in millions of years as greenhouse gases and climate change already have affected temperature, acidity, sea and oxygen levels, the food chain and possibly major currents that could alter global weather.

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I’m sick and tired of this thing called “patriotism” by William Blum

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by William Blum
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5 July, 2010

The Anti-Empire Report

Some thoughts on “patriotism” written on July 4

Most important thought: I’m sick and tired of this thing called “patriotism”.

The Japanese pilots who bombed Pearl Harbor were being patriotic. The German people who supported Hitler and his conquests were being patriotic, fighting for the Fatherland. All the Latin American military dictators who overthrew democratically-elected governments and routinely tortured people were being patriotic — saving their beloved country from “communism”.

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David Harvey: Crises of Capitalism + The Contradictions of Capitalism

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Marxist geographer David Harvey asks: is it time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that really could be responsible, just, and humane?

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Freedom in the Grace of the World by Chris Hedges

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July 5, 2010

Earl Shaffer, adrift after serving in the South Pacific in World War II and struggling with the loss of his childhood friend Walter Winemiller during the assault on Iwo Jima, made his way to Mount Oglethorpe in Georgia in 1947. He headed north toward Mount Katahdin in Maine and for the next 124 days, averaging 16.5 miles a day, beat back the demons of war. His goal, he said, was to ‘‘walk the Army out of my system.’’ He was the first person to hike the full length of the Appalachian Trail.

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Michael Moore on His Life, His Films and His Activism

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July 5, 2010

Michael Moore on His Life, His Films and His Activism

In a Democracy Now! special broadcast, we spend the hour with one of the most famous independent filmmakers in the world: Michael Moore. For the past twenty years, Michael has been one of the most politically active, provocative and successful documentary filmmakers in the business. His films include Roger and me; Fahrenheit 9/11; Bowling for Columbine, for which he won the Academy Award; and his latest, Capitalism: A Love Story.

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Anderson Cooper: New Access Rules for the Media in the Gulf

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July 01, 2010 CNN

CNN’s Anderson Cooper discusses how the Obama administration is limiting access by the media to areas affected by the BP Macondo well spill.

“We are not the enemy here.”

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