Ecuador: What Really Happened by Eva Golinger

by Eva Golinger
Postcards from the Revolution
7 Oct., 2010

On the morning of Thursday, September 30, 2010, the city of Quito, capital of Ecuador, awoke in chaos. Groups of rebellious, armed police had taken over several areas of the city, disrupting transit, burning tires and violently protesting what they alleged was an unfair law set to cut their wages.

In an attempt to quell the situation, President Rafael Correa, immediately decided in-person dialogue would be the best way to explain to the insubordinate and rioting police officers that the law they opposed was actually going to improve their wages, benefits and overall job security.

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Eva Golinger: US hiding terrorism hypocrisy

RTAmerica | October 07, 2010

Raul Diaz Pena is a convicted terrorist from Venezuela; he planted bombs near the Colombian and Spanish embassies. He fled Venezuela and ended up in Miami where he has been seen with high ranking US officials. CNN called him a political prisoner, however author and lawyer Eva Golinger points out that Pena was never known or involved in politics within Venezuela. Does the United States hold a double standard for terrorists that agree with their perspective? Isn’t Pena still a terrorist regardless of his viewpoint?

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Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism (2007) + Arlington West (2006)

TourofDuty07 | May 21, 2007

Visit and for more information. Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can’t kick Militarism. An illustrated expose by Joel Andreas. Also of interest Arlington West.

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Chamber of Commerce is Hijacking Our Elections

PublicCitizen | October 07, 2010 Public Citizen President Robert Weissman speaks out against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s massive effort to influence our elections. The Chamber has a goal of spending $75 million on political ads.

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Noam Chomsky: Fallujah and other war crimes

Noam Chomsky.

Noam Chomsky. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chomskyan | October 06, 2010

The Justice For Fallujah Project Fundraiser, 9/16/2010
Paulist Center, Boston, MA

Recorded and edited by
Charngchi Way
Additional audio by
Jason Pramas

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Foreclosuregate and Obama’s “Pocket Veto” by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
October 7, 2010

Amid a snowballing foreclosure fraud crisis, President Obama today blocked legislation that critics say could have made it more difficult for homeowners to challenge foreclosure proceedings against them.

The bill, titled The Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act of 2009, passed the Senate with unanimous consent and with no scrutiny by the DC media. In a maneuver known as a “pocket veto,” President Obama indirectly vetoed the legislation by declining to sign the bill passed by Congress while legislators are on recess.

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Making free speech a crime
Oct. 6, 2010

Protest of FBI Raids on Anti-War Activists

Image by mar is sea Y via Flickr

The federal government is using a time-honored tactic–smear radicals who support struggles of the oppressed as backers of violence and terrorism.

BACK IN June, when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its 6-3 decision in the case of Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, called the ruling a “license to witch-hunt.”

Little did we know how correct that label would be.

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The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence. The World is at the Precipice of another World War by Francis A. Boyle

by Prof. Francis A. Boyle
Global Research, October 6, 2010

XVIIIth Conference “Mut Zur Ethic”: Direct Democracy

Feldkirch, Austria, 4 September 2010

I am very happy to be speaking with you this evening. I want to express my gratitude to Zeit-Fragen for publishing the German language edition of my book The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence (Clarity Press: 2002) which comes out now on the anniversary of the end of the Second World War.  At this time 65 years ago, Japan surrendered to the United States after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the incineration of 250,000 completely innocent human beings.

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We remain sad

End the Endless Wars!

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

Sent to DS from Hakim in Afghanistan.


Oct. 6, 2010

“Look, the whole world is upside down and considers itself smart & kind,
but look at its wars and wars,
and its inability to build anything.”
15 year old Ali

We all sense that something is not quite right about the Afghan conflict, about our foundational responses to ‘terror’, about our global grasp of fear & anger.

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