Gore Vidal on Noam Chomsky + Full Interview: In Depth with Gore Vidal (2000)

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 on Jul 17, 2011

Gore speaks of his old ally Professor Chomsky and how he and Noam have perennially been persecuted by the establishment.

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Canadian Citizen Tortured in Bahrain… But Harper Government Keeps Silent by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
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Belfast, Ireland
July 17, 2011

A young Canadian man suffering from a serious heart condition has been abducted and tortured by the Bahraini regime – yet the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has maintained a steadfast silence over his plight.

This lack of action by the Harper government is in spite of the fact that the Canadian Consuls in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are fully aware of the case. Continue reading

Ralph Nader, Ted Turner and Peter Lewis: Billionaires Against Bull, Going from Charity to Justice

Dandelion Salad

with Ralph Nader
C-SPAN Video Library
New York Public Library | LIVE from the NYPL
May 4, 2011

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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In his novel Ralph Nader imagines placing seventeen billionaires in one room to solve the country’s problems, from the redevelopment of New Orleans to a reassessment of corporate citizenry and a plan to address environmental issues. Ralph Nader discussed his political novel with two of the billionaires depicted in his book, businessmen and philanthropists Ted Turner and Peter Lewis.

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Has President Obama Failed Labor and the Environment? by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
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www.walterbrasch.com
July 17, 2011

After significant compromise with the recalcitrant Republicans who want to continue to give the wealthy tax advantages while cutting significant social programs, President Obama has finally taken a stand on debt ceiling negotiations. However, in labor, wildlife management, and the environment he is still compromising rather than coming out forcefully for the principles he and the working class believes.

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James Bamford: The Secrecy of the Obama Administration, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds + Thomas Drake sentenced for info leak

Updated: July 17, 2011; added video

by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
July 17, 2011

FISA - illegal domestic spying - feb 2001, BEF...

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James Bamford joins us to discuss the case of NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, the government’s overreach in bringing espionage charges against him, and the Obama Administration’s unprecedented level of retaliation against government whistleblowers. He discusses the Obama Administration’s shift from military wars to covert-secret wars, the increased use of the CIA as a war branch, and Obama’s violation of the Presidential War Powers Act. Continue reading