Financial Meltdown: The Case Against the Ratings Agencies by Michael Hudson

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by Prof. Michael Hudson
Global Research
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August 20, 2011

Capitalism Kills

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In today’s looming confrontation the ratings agencies are playing the political role of “enforcer” as the gatekeepers to credit, to put pressure on Iceland, Greece and even the United States to pursue creditor-oriented policies that lead inevitably to financial crises. These crises in turn force debtor governments to sell off their assets under distress conditions. In pursuing this guard-dog service to the world’s bankers, the ratings agencies are escalating a political strategy they have long been refined over a generation in the corrupt arena of local U.S. politics.

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Lorie Van Auken: The Exploitation of 9/11, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds

by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
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Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
August 19, 2011

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: V...

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: View of the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. (Image: US National Park Service ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lorie Van Auken joins us and shares with us her reflections ten years on about the events of 9/11 and her loss. She discusses the still-classified 28 pages of the JICI dealing with terrorist financing, the 9/11 families’ stalled lawsuit to bankrupt the terrorists and the direct interventions by the White House to protect the Saudi regime against the justice-seeking families, and the many uninvestigated questions and facts covered up by the 9/11 commission. Continue reading

The Corruption In The Cancer Industry by Guadamour

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Dandelion Salad
August 18, 2011

Collard Greens

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National Cancer Institute  (NCI) and American Cancer Society (ACS)—Criminal Indifference to Cancer Prevention and Conflicts of Interest  (Xlibris Corporation 2011) by  Samuel S. Epstein. MD contains startling, disturbing and important information for anyone trying to understand and make some sense of the current dysfunctional medical situation in the United States.  Continue reading

Gerald Epstein: Is Capitalism Doomed?

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 on Aug 18, 2011

Gerry Epstein comments on Nouriel Roubini’s blog that “Marx was right”

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Whither Gaddafi and Libya? by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
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Tripoli, Libya
August 22, 2011

Imperialist USA, OUT OF LIBYA!!

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The large gold framed portrait of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi that adorned the wall behind the reception desk of my hotel since it opened many years ago has vanished.  Also gone are the 72 green flags that flew on the white poles have also been removed. Continue reading

Airport Screening Policy: Repression or Discretion? by William John Cox

by William John Cox
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Dandelion Salad
www.thevoters.org
August 22, 2011

TSA Sucks

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Google “TSA stupidity” and you will find that almost one-and-a-half million websites have something to say about the subject. If the United States is to avoid another major terrorist attack on its air transportation system without placing greater restrictions on the civil liberties of air travelers, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had better get smart.

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Ch. 3: Conscious Peace: World Peace Depends upon Our Collective Consciousness by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 15, 2011

Peace to All

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Conscious Peace:
World Peace Depends upon Our Collective Consciousness

From the book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway
Published by Trine Day

I was sitting in full lotus, body wrapped in a blanket, mind rapt in deep stillness, breathing lightly, wisps of air curling into the infinite space behind my closed eyes. My mantra had gone beyond sound to become a pulse of light in an emptiness that contained everything.

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The One World Company by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Featured Writer
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webofdebt.com
August 18, 2011

What just happened in the stock market? Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose or fell by at least 400 points for four straight days, a stock market first.

The worst drop was on Monday, 8-8-11, when the Dow plunged 624 points. Monday was the first day of trading after US Treasury bonds were downgraded from AAA to AA+ by Standard and Poor’s.

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