Chris Hedges: Occupy Wall Street Interview – We have a moral imperative to fight for life

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with Chris Hedges
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Sept. 25, 2011

on Sep 25, 2011

The first part of a wonderful interview with Chris Hedges this morning on the 9th day of the protest on wall street.

do your part and sign the petition: http://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/%21/petition/recognize-men-and-women-wh

Watch the lives stream:

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

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The Iraq War Is a Smashing Success by Michael Parenti

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by Michael Parenti
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Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
Sept. 21, 2011

A reader recently reported on my Facebook wall that President George Bush had admitted to singer Tony Bennett that the Iraq war had been a “mistake.” I beg to differ.

The Iraq war has not been a mistake. There was a miscalculation, it being assumed that the US invasion would be quick, easy and dearly welcomed by appreciative Iraqis. Instead the US has faced a bitter, destructive, protracted and costly conflict. Continue reading

Finally, The Truth About the Alamo by Daniel N. White

by Daniel N. White
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September 20, 2011

The Alamo Mission in San Antonio located at 29...

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My, My, My.  We now have a  truthful book about the Alamo.

And somehow it seems to have escaped critical attention, particularly, to no great surprise, here in Texas. The book is Exodus from the Alamo: The Anatomy of the Last Stand Myth, by Phillip Thomas Tucker. Published in 2010 by second-tier publishers Casemate, this book has not received any reviews by any major national source, nor any attention by any of the Texas newspapers.* Hell I’d have thought that San Antonio, which although by population numbers is the US’ 9th largest city has always really been Mexico’s northernmost city, and is also where the Alamo, or what little is left of it, resides, Continue reading

Nature’s Ultimate Con by Chris Clugston

by Chris Clugston
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Sept. 16, 2011

Peaked Oil

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Nature suckered us in with temporary abundance; a condition that we misconstrued as permanent…

The Set Up

Enabled by abundant and inexpensive domestic nonrenewable natural resources (NNRs)—fossil fuels, metals, and nonmetallic minerals—times were SO GOOD for Americans between the inception of our industrial revolution and the middle of the 20th century, that we came to believe that our domestic NNR supplies were unlimited and that our resulting prosperity was permanent.

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Kevin Fenton: How CIA and FBI Officials Helped Enable 9/11 and Evaded Government Investigations

by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
Sept. 23, 2011

9-11: Lies!

Author and researcher Kevin Fenton joins us to discuss the recent case involving the CIA’s withholding of the release of audio documentary “Who is Richard Blee?” and the extensive research and findings which have resulted in the unmasking of three former top CIA officials and their role in withholding intelligence on two key 9/11 hijackers and subsequent cover-ups. He details the findings on the two key CIA analysts who were instrumental in this cover up – who were recently identified and exposed as Alfreda Frances Bikowsky and Michael Anne Casey. Continue reading

Former Editor Sues Philadelphia Police for Constitutional Violations in Her Arrest by Walter M. Brasch

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by Walter Brasch
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www.walterbrasch.com
September 23, 2011

A former managing editor for the online newspaper, OpEdNews, has sued the city of Philadelphia and eight of its police officers for violating her Constitutional rights.

Cheryl Biren-Wright, Pennsauken, N.J., charges the defendants with violating her 1st, 4th, and 14th amendment rights. The civil action, filed in the U.S. District Court, Philadelphia, is based upon her arrest during a peaceful protest Sept. 12, 2009, at the Army Experience Center (AEC) in the Franklin Mills Mall.

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Eric Mann: Time to become radicalized! (2008)

"Stop Bitching - Start a Revolution"

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on Feb 7, 2008

Eric Mann, the leader the Labor/Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles, describes his work for what he calls the “think tank/act tank” for democratic, international social movements. Mann was presented to students at UC San Diego who are studying revolutionary activists in labor, poverty and environmental causes. Series: “Growing Activism” [4/2007] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 12261]

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New Study Says U.S. Night Raids Aimed at Afghan Civilians by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
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crossposted at IPS
Sept. 20, 2011

WASHINGTON, Sep 21, 2011 (IPS) – U.S. Special Operations Forces have been increasingly aiming their night-time raids, which have been the primary cause of Afghan anger at the U.S. military presence, at civilian non- combatants in order to exploit their possible intelligence value, according to a new study published by the Open Society Foundation and The Liaison Office.

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Bahrain: New Evidence of Framed-up Death Sentences Against Pro-Democracy Activists by Finian Cunningham

Warning

This article may contain language depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be read by a mature audience.

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
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23 September 2011

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Ministry of Interior Whistleblower Suggests Murder Trial Used For Political Dirty Tricks

New evidence has emerged that the Bahraini regime’s case against two pro-democracy activists sentenced to death for killing a pair of police officers is seriously flawed. In the latest twist of the controversial murder trial, an employee of Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior has now spoken out to clear the names of the men awaiting execution.

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#OccupyWallStreet: Police Kettling Protesters + Live Stream + Protesters arrested

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on Sep 24, 2011

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Ch. 5: Escaping the Military: Healing the Virus of Violence By William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
Guest Writer
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September 24, 2011

Walking monk

Escaping the Military: Healing the Virus of Violence

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

A young Buddhist novice contributed this account, which we then revised together. To protect the people who have protected him, he wishes to be nameless.

Back in high school I’d been good at languages but couldn’t afford to go to college, so I joined the navy for the language training. Continue reading

Overheard: Two American Wizards at a Wizard’s Conference by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
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September 18, 2011

war, what is it good for?

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Before we begin, who just are these wizards?  Well, they are the very wealthy and secretive individuals and families that have controlled the economies, politics, religions and way of life for most of the countries in the world. This has been the status quo for perhaps centuries, not just decades or a few generations. The food we eat, jobs we have, media we read, watch and listen to, almost everything that we come into contact with, has part or all of it affected by these wizards. Continue reading

Noam Chomsky defends Ron Paul – Same position as the Pentagon

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on Sep 23, 2011

Excerpt of discussion with Ken Hildebrandt on September 20, 2011, regarding Paul’s recent comments regarding 9-11, for which he was booed by an unenlightened audience at a recent Republican presidential debate.

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Meltdown – The Men Who Crashed The World

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Replaced first video Dec. 2, 2015 and added Parts 2-4

Spencer Campbell on Mar 26, 2013

Meltdown is a four-part investigation into a world of greed and recklessness that brought down the financial world. The show begins with the 2008 crash that pushed 30 million people into unemployment, brought countries to the edge of insolvency and turned the clock back to 1929.

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A Revolutionary Idea for a Revolutionary Time: A Plan of Action for the Global Political Awakening by Andrew Gavin Marshall

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

[The Rockefeller Foundation’s policies] were directed to the general problem of human behavior, with the aim of control through understanding. The Social sciences, for example, will concern themselves with the rationalization of social control; the Media and Natural sciences propose a closely coordinated study of sciences which underlie personal understanding and personal control.

– Max Mason, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, 1933[1] Continue reading