Webster Tarpley: Obama Plans Lame Duck Sell-Out of Social Security (must-listen) + Retire at age 70?


Interview with Webster Tarpley
Bonnie Faulkner
Guns and Butter
July 7, 2010

The Financial Reform Bill, including The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, more popularly known as the White House Deficit Commission, the Austerity Commission, or the Peterson Commission; the G20 meeting in Toronto; the effort to export the depression.

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The Meaning of Austerity by James Corbett


by James Corbett
The Corbett Reoprt
22 June, 2010

It’s an old trick to couch a painful reality inside of a flowery platitude. We hear it all the time in our daily lives, and for the most part we know how to read between the lines when someone tries to do it to us.

When your doctor tells you that “This will only hurt a bit,” you know enough to brace yourself for a painful procedure. When your boss tells you he has an exciting new project for you to work on, you know you’re about to get saddled with the job that no one else wants to do. When a salesman tells you a used car is a fixer-upper, you know you’re looking at a lemon.

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Requiem for the Antiwar Movement by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
July 9, 2010

“When you vote for war, don’t be surprised when you get it.” — Cindy Sheehan

“I will send at least two additional combat brigades to Afghanistan.”  — Presidential Candidate Barack Obama

“This war (Iraq) prevents us from tackling every serious threat that we face, from a resurgent al-Qaeda in Afghanistan to a hostile Iranian regime intent on possessing nuclear weapons.”  — Candidate Barack Obama

“And if we have actionable intelligence about high-level al-Qaeda targets (in Pakistan), we must act if Pakistan will or cannot.” — Candidate Barack Obama

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Europe’s Banking Crisis: Latvia’s Third Option by Prof. Michael Hudson

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by Prof. Michael Hudson
Global Research, July 8, 2010

As Europe’s banking crisis deepens, Greece’s and Spain’s fiscal crisis spreads throughout Europe and the US economy stalls, most discussions of how to stabilize national finances assume that only two options are available: “internal devaluation” – shrinking the economy by cutting public spending; or outright devaluation of the currency (for countries that have not yet joined the euro, such as Eastern Europe).

The Baltics and other countries have rejected currency depreciation on the ground that it would delay EU membership. But as most debts are denominated in euros – and owed mainly to foreign banks or their local branches – devaluation would cause a sharp jump in debt service, causing even more defaults and negative equity in real estate. Devaluation also would raise the price of energy and other essential imports, aggravating the economic squeeze.

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The Daily Show: Latino 911! + Arizona’s Photo Radar + Arturo Rodriguez on The Colbert Report


Update: July 10, 2010 Here’s a Poll to vote in: http://world-news.newsvine.com/_question/2010/05/12/4274124-do-you-support-arizonas-tough-new-law-on-illegal-immigration

The Daily Show

Latino 911!

Arizona police officers can’t arrest you for not carrying your papers, but if you don’t have them, you can be detained. (06:33)

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Jean Ziegler: Hatred of the West – interview with BASTA! Translated By Siv O’Neall

Translated By Siv O’Neall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
July 9, 2010

Jean Ziegler
photo by Dirk Schneider (ds-foto)

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Interview by Agnès Rousseaux and Alexandro Rosinha

Jean Ziegler [1], one of the leading proponents in the world today for justice and the right to food and human dignity for all people, reaches out in particular to the poverty-stricken people in the South. He has been leading a passionate fight over the past few decades against the appalling callousness and blindness of the West, the greed of multinational corporations that run the global financial system of the world. Their only interest is squeezing out maximum profit at the expense of the millions of starving people in the world (Excerpt from the interview: “923 million people, almost one in six people on the planet, is permanently and seriously undernourished, mutilated, rendered invalid by hunger and undernourishment”).

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Derrick Jensen: Green is the Color of Money


stimulator | July 08, 2010


As environmentalism becomes mainstream, corporations and well funded environmental organizations work hand in hand to divert the public’s efforts into market driven solutions.

With runaway climate change looming in the horizon, we must ask ourselves what are the tactics we are going to use to stop the destruction and take us beyond symbolic gestures.

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