Adam Kokesh, Medea Benjamin and others arrested for dancing! + Kokesh interview + Police State Shakedown

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Updated: May 29, 2011; added interview with Adam Kokesh. Updated: May 30, 2011; added 2 videos.

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Adam Kokesh one of several indivduals arrested after a nonviolent protest against the Iraq war in the Senate Hart Office Building, Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

on May 28, 2011

On May 28, 2011 Television host Adam Kokesh and several other activists participating in a flash-mob were arrested at the publicly-funded Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Their crime? Silently dancing, in celebration of the first amendment’s champion; a clear violation of their right to free-expression. In an excessive use of force, video was captured of Adam being body slammed and placed in a choke for his non-crime.

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Antonia Juhasz: Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill

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on May 26, 2011

Policy analyst, activist and author, Antonia Juhasz, talks about her latest book, BLACK TIDE: THE DEVASTATING IMPACT OF THE GULF OIL SPILL. Antonia Juhasz spoke at Powell’s Books in Beaverton, Oregon, on April 25th, 2011. Thanks to PC Peri and Flying Focus Video Collective for recording this program!

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Antonia Juhasz: The Tyranny of Oil (2008; must-see)

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Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

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on Apr 23, 2011

Author and journalist, Antonia Juhasz, talks about her latest book, “The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry – and What We Must Do to Stop It.”

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Hands off Venezuela! by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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May 28, 2011

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We Reject United States Sanctions Against Venezuela

On Tuesday, May 24, 2011, the United States Department of State unilaterally imposed sanctions against Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), for its alleged relations with the government of Iran. The sanctions are a desperate and weak attempt to link Venezuela to Iran’s nuclear energy program as part of an ongoing campaign to justify further aggressive action against the South American oil producing nation.

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Inviting Chaos: The Perils of Toying With the Debt Ceiling by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
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May 28, 2011

[T]hreatening to default should not be a partisan issue. In view of all the hazards it entails, one wonders why any responsible person would even flirt with the idea. — Alan S. Blinder, Princeton professor of economics, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve

A game of Russian roulette is being played with the national debt ceiling. Fire the wrong chamber of the gun, and the result could be the second Great Depression.

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Pakistan in Pieces, Part 1: Imperial Eye on Pakistan by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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May 28, 2011

Map of Pakistan

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Introduction

As the purported assassination of Osama bin Laden has placed the focus on Pakistan, it is vital to assess the changing role of Pakistan in broad geostrategic terms, and in particular, of the changing American strategy toward Pakistan. The recently reported assassination was a propaganda ploy aimed at targeting Pakistan. To understand this, it is necessary to examine how America has, in recent years, altered its strategy in Pakistan in the direction of destabilization. In short, Pakistan is an American target. The reason: Pakistan’s growing military and strategic ties to China, America’s primary global strategic rival. In the ‘Great Game’ for global hegemony, any country that impedes America’s world primacy – even one as historically significant to America as Pakistan – may be sacrificed upon the altar of war.

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Chris Hedges: War gives Meaning

by Chris Hedges
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May 28, 2011

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on May 23, 2011

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Chris Hedges gave a lecture on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at First Unitarian Church of Dallas. Drawing from his experiences as a war correspondent, Hedges explained that war imparts participants and spectators alike a false sense of reality.

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Michael Parenti: The Face of Imperialism

Capitalism Isn't Working

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by Michael Parenti
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