Prof. Michael Hudson: The Long Collapse

AmericanMonetaryInst | October 13, 2010

Michael Hudson: Author, Super Imperialism and Global Fracture; editor, Debt and Economic Renewal in the Ancient Near East; economic commentator for National Public Radio; distinguished Professor of Economics, University of Missouri, Kansas City, and Chief Economic Advisor to the 2008 Kucinich for President campaign. Dr. Hudson was the first to publicly identify the mechanism of “Dollar Imperialism” through the U.S. balance of payments deficits. His talk will focus on the coming momentous monetary developments in the Icelandic and Latvian crises, and their implication for future crises resolutions.

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The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

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Kucinich: It is Imperative that Congress Provide for our Nation’s Seniors

by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Oct 11, 2010

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement, calling upon Congress to serve members of our community who rely on Social Security and their Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA):

“Not withstanding the analysis by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that price changes do not warrant the traditional adjustment in Social Security payments, it is imperative that Congress act to provide means to our nation’s seniors who rely upon their Social Security checks for everything from food and rent to medication.

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Detainee 239 by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
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13 October, 2010

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” …and if any one saved a life, it would be as if s/he saved the life of all mankind. …” (Qur’an 5:32)

“How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.” (Henry David Thoreau,1817-1862.)

On Tuesday,13th April, as British politicians travelled the country, promising a brave new world on Election day (6th May) a letter was delivered to the British Prime Minister’s residence, Number 10, Downing Street.

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The Three-Decade US-Mujahideen Partnership Still Going Strong by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
13 October, 2010

In the last few weeks I’ve been reading and talking about the latest developments in Central Asia and the Caucasus. I am planning to post a few updates on the status of the score board in this region (pipeline rivalries, military base ‘erection’ scores- and what-not). Meanwhile, as I am dealing with all this I keep ending up with riddle-like situations. And instead of trying to solve or get out of these riddles, I’m going to give up and instead share one of them with you, my blogosphere friends.

Our enemies’ enemies are our friends. Many of our nation’s enemies are the enemies of our enemies, so that makes them what? Friends? Enemies? It depends? Both? And what would all this make our ‘real’ foreign policy makers? Enemies? Friends? Both? What?

Seriously! Think about it.

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Hey Nan, how’s that liberal agenda going for you? by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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October 13, 2010

Open Memo

To: Nancy Pelosi

From Cindy Sheehan

Hey Nan,

How’s that “liberal agenda” going for you these days?

You have had quite a run as the first female Speaker of the House, haven’t you?

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Democracy is Coming… to the USA By Timothy V. Gatto + Leonard Cohen: Democracy

By Timothy V. Gatto
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Oct. 13, 2010

It’s about time that Americans get over themselves and look to Latin America with a new eye. The changes that are happening to the nations of South America are astounding. Hugo Chavez is not the strongman dictator that the United States would want you to believe he is. Evo Morales is not the dictator that the U.S. State Department would like you to believe he is. The leaders of South America are a vibrant breath of fresh air and an example of what we here in the United States could become.

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