The Left has lost its way over Libya By William Bowles

by William Bowles
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williambowles.info
26 July, 2011

U.S. Out of Libya

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In an essentially excellent piece Sarah Flounders’ ‘Libya: Demonization and Self-determination‘, near the beginning under the sub-head ‘What should be the response to this terror?’ she writes: Continue reading

Gravity Breakthrough: Springing into a Gravitational Revolution By Roland Michel Tremblay

By Roland Michel Tremblay
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The Marginal
27 July, 2011

Gravity is one of the most familiar everyday phenomena, yet it has mystified scientists and laymen for centuries. Even today, although the current official position on gravity is a continual “space-time warping” around objects – a claim from Einstein’s General Relativity theory, it is also still widely considered an endless attracting force emanating from objects, as claimed in Newton’s gravitational theory. Setting aside the troubling implications of two different physical descriptions of gravity in our science for the moment, it turns out that the behavior of a simple spring may hold the final answer to this age-old mystery.

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The US and the New Middle East: The Gulf

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 on Jul 26, 2011

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Fault Lines’ Seb Walker travels to the Gulf to look at US policy in the region, and to explore why the United States has taken an interventionist policy in Libya, but not in Bahrain, where there has been a brutal crackdown on protesters. Why does the White House strongly back democracy in one Arab country, but not another?

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Fundamentalism Kills by Chris Hedges

Christians cannot love their enemies and kill ...

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by Chris Hedges
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Michael Hudson: GOP Cries Wolf on Debt Ceiling In Order To Impose Radical Pro-Rich Agenda

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 on Jul 22, 2011

President Obama and Republican House speaker John Boehner are allegedly close to a $3 trillion deficit-reduction package as part of a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling before an Aug. 2 deadline. But the deal is coming under fire from both Congressional Democrats and Republicans — part of it calls for lowering personal and corporate income tax rates, while eliminating or reducing an array of popular tax breaks, such as the deduction for home mortgage interest.

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Saudi and Emirati Forces Open Fire on Unarmed Protesters in Bahrain by Finian Cunningham + video

by Finian Cunningham
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Dandelion Salad
July 24, 2011

A shocking new video shows Saudi and Emirati forces firing indiscriminately at a crowd of unarmed youth protesting against the autocratic US-backed Bahraini government [See video below].

The attack took place after Friday prayers in the Shia village of Duraz, about 15 kilometres west of the capital, Manama, where the US Navy Fifth Fleet is based with some 4,000 personnel.

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Semantic Propaganda Feeds Stupidity by Joel S. Hirschhorn

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
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www.foavc.org
July 23, 2011

We would already have had a much needed American revolution in response to the tyranny of the money-fed two-party plutocracy that is destroying the middle class except for one big problem: so much of the American population is just plain stupid.  Too stupid to behave like angry Greeks and rise up in the streets to rebel against the dysfunctional government.

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Rick Rozoff: U.S. Afghan Strategy: Senseless And Merciless

by Rick Rozoff
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Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
July 22, 2011

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July 22, 2011

US Afghan strategy: senseless and merciless

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Interview with Rick Rozoff, the manager of the Stop NATO website and mailing list and a contributing writer to Global Research.ca in Canada.

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The Future Is Palestine by Jeremy R. Hammond

Free Palestine - End Israeli Occupation

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With kind permission to republish from www.palestinechronicle.com

by Jeremy R. Hammond
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Foreign Policy Journal
Special to the Palestine Chronicle.
July 19, 2011

The U.S. has long opposed any “unilateral” action on the part of the Palestinians to seek fulfillment of their right to self-determination, and there is a very real threat that if the Palestinian Authority goes to the United Nations in September seeking international recognition of Palestinian statehood, the U.S. will respond by cutting or eliminating aid that the P.A. has come to depend on in order to function.

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Trouble by Mark A. Goldman

by Mark A. Goldman
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www.gpln.com
July 21, 2011

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Trouble!  We got trouble, my friends, right here in River City!  Trouble, trouble… trouble.

Politicians these days seem to end every address they make with the prayer… “… and God Bless America!”   God hears.

Trouble.  We got trouble.

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Obama’s Council of Corporate Kingpins: “Prosperity for the American People”? by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
July 20, 2011

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This article explores President Obama’s White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, examining the 26 members of the Council, looking at their current and previously-held positions, and assessing whose interests are really being served, and who has the ear of the Obama administration when it comes to economic issues. Much has been written on the chief economic advisers inside the Cabinet who represent banking and corporate interests, such as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner who was previously the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Continue reading

Bahrain: Washington and London Endorse Dialogue With Tyrants, War Criminals and Torturers by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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Dandelion Salad
July 20, 2011

Efforts by the US and British-backed Bahraini regime to repair its international image over human rights violations are in tatters with the revelation that senior members of the oil kingdom’s royal family have been personally involved in torturing hundreds of civilian detainees, including doctors and nurses.

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Corporatism or Survival on Earth? By Siv O’Neall

Corporate Greed

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By Siv O’Neall
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Axisoflogic.com
July 21, 2011

Globalized commerce and finance have taken over the planet and the majority of nations are above all anxious to keep up the pace with the rest of the frightened sycophants to the Empire, anxious not to fall behind when and where the big profits are being raked in off the roulette tables. Mesdames, messieurs, faites vos jeux! Tomorrow we’ll be dead. But today, let us not be left out of the big game!

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