Egyptian Uprising and the Middle East + Egyptian police hold fire during prayer

Security forces blocking the bridge exist

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TheRealNews | January 28, 2011

Egyptian People Shaking Foundations of US Policy in the Middle East

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Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution? by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
January 28, 2011

North Africa and the Global Political Awakening, Part 1

For the first time in human history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive… The resulting global political activism is generating a surge in the quest for personal dignity, cultural respect and economic opportunity in a world painfully scarred by memories of centuries-long alien colonial or imperial domination… The worldwide yearning for human dignity is the central challenge inherent in the phenomenon of global political awakening… That awakening is socially massive and politically radicalizing… The nearly universal access to radio, television and increasingly the Internet is creating a community of shared perceptions and envy that can be galvanized and channeled by demagogic political or religious passions. These energies transcend sovereign borders and pose a challenge both to existing states as well as to the existing global hierarchy, on top of which America still perches…

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Israeli troops ordered to “cleanse” Gaza

readingpsc | January 26, 2011

Nurit Kedar’s film, Concrete, hears from Israeli soldiers who blame their military leaders for encouraging a “disproportionate” response to Hamas’s rockets.

They claim their commanders used to “psych up” soldiers before an operation so they were ready to shoot indiscriminately.

This is the first time Israeli soldiers have come forward publicly with claims which counter those of their bosses.

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Howard Zinn: Myths of the Good Wars (Three ‘Holy’ Wars) (must-see) (repost)

Repost in case you missed this or would like to view it again.  We’re thinking of you, Howard Zinn.

by Howard Zinn
Featured Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally posted Jan. 8, 2010
Jan. 28, 2011

Howard Zinn

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September 15, 2009

Historian, Author, Playwright: Howard Zinn Sponsored by Cape Codders for Peace and Justice Filmed by Paul Hubbard at the Wellfleet Public Library on 9-13-09. Continue reading

Michael Hudson: Inquiry Doesn’t Call Crisis Systemic Fraud

TheRealNews | January 27, 2011

Michael Hudson: Financial Crisis Inquiry Report fails to call for criminal prosecutions against Wall Street

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