Cornel West: No Lie Can Live Forever!

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on Mar 18, 2011

One of America’s most provocative public intellectuals, CORNEL WEST has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. His writing, speaking, and teaching weave together the traditions of the black Baptist Church, progressive politics, and jazz. West has written more than 20 books, and teaches in the Center for African American Studies and Department of Religion at Princeton University.

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Time for a Prisoner Exchange by Jim Ryerson + Cuban Five Billboard, Hollywood, CA

by Jim Ryerson
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Cuba Connections
March 23, 2011

The Cuban Five

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Now that “contractor” Allan Gross has been found guilty of spying and sentenced to prison in Cuba, it’s time to suck up our pride and exchange some prisoners. The “Cuban Five” are also convicted spies, but for those who don’t know The Cuban Five are five Cuban men who are in U.S. prison, serving four life sentences and 75 years collectively, after being convicted in U.S. federal court in Miami in 2001. But the Five pointed out vigorously in their defense that they were involved in monitoring the actions of Miami-based terrorist groups, in order to prevent terrorist attacks on their country of Cuba. Continue reading

Kosovo revisited (kind of) By William Bowles

by William Bowles
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March 23, 2011

No doubt much self-flagellation is currently taking place amongst the Western ‘left’, or at least it should be given their atrocious reading of the Libyan ‘revolution’.

Right from the very beginning of ‘Operation Odyssey Dawn’ something just didn’t smell right about the Libyan ‘revolution’. From the outset this was no peaceful, civilian insurrection such as those taking place elsewhere in the region. In other words it started life as a civil war heavily disguised—with Western help—as a ‘peoples’ revolution’, but one armed and dangerous.
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The Race for Space Solar Energy by William John Cox

by William John Cox
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March 23, 2011

Space-based solar power

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The failures of the General Electric nuclear reactors in Japan to safely shut down following the 9.0 Tahoku earthquake, following in the wake of the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the deadly methane gas explosion in Massey’s West Virginia coal mine, conclusively demonstrate the grave dangers to human society posed by current energy production methods.

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Michael Parenti regarding U.S. bombing other countries + The U.S. War on Yugoslavia (1999)

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with Michael Parenti
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March 23, 2011

on Mar 21, 2011

Michael Parenti’s excellent comment regarding USA’s selective foreign policy towards different countries, depending on their interest.

An excerpt from “The US War on Yugoslavia”

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Noam Chomsky: The Fate of the Human Species

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Chomsky at the World Social Forum (Porto Alegr...

Chomsky at the World Social Forum (Porto Alegre) in 2003 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The Pierhead Sessions was proud to welcome the renowned linguist, scholar and political analyst Noam Chomsky during a rare visit to Wales. During an intimate question and answer session with Jane Davidson AM (Minister for the Environment, Sustainability and Housing) he discussed a wide range of issues including wikileaks, American foreign policy under Bush and Obama, New Labour, the Welsh Assembly, the Middle East, Twitter, the environment, religion, oil, nuclear weapons, the Chilcot Inquiry, language, Aristotle, inequality, and the British laws on terrorism, amongst many others.

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Joe Bageant: “Who are we as a people?” By Gary Corseri

By Gary Corseri
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March 23, 2011

West Virginia sunset, October 2009

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RAINBOW PIE: A Redneck Memoir, by Joe Bageant
Scribe Publications, Melbourne, 2010  (U.S. edition, 2011).  310 pp.
Reviewed by Gary Corseri

Lose all your troubles, kick up some sand
And follow me, buddy, to the Promised Land.
I’m here to tell you, and I wouldn’t lie,
You’ll wear ten-dollar shoes and eat rainbow pie. –“The Sugar Dumpling Line,” American hobo song.

“Today, almost nobody in the social sciences seems willing to touch the subject of America’s large white underclass,” writes Joe Bageant on page 2 of his second book, RAINBOW PIE.

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Historically Accurate Pledge of Allegiance By Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
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March 23, 2011

Corporations Really Suck!

Note: the following Pledge of Allegiance is based on history and fact, not on mythology, delusion, and propaganda.

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag

Of the Corporate States of Amerika:

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Paying the Price by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
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23 March, 2011

Now Libya’s people are “paying the price”, for being, well, Libyan, I am reminded of another people that, to use the words of the appalling Madeleine Albright, then U.S. Ambassador for the UN., were : ” … a price worth paying.” She was talking of the deaths of half a million Iraqi children, on 12th May 1996.

When I was involved, as Senior Researcher, in John Pilger’s ground breaking documentary on the reality of what was happening, in Iraq, resultant from America and Britain’s (arm twisted) UN., backed embargo, not from the actions of the regime, one scene has stayed with me to haunt.

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