OccupyTVNY on Nov 2, 2011
Occupy TVNY caught up with long time activist, singer and actor Harry Belafonte backstage at a screening of “Sing Your Song” — a new documentary about his life, organized for members of Occupy Wall Street and Local 1199.
Nov 3 2011
AMY GOODMAN: World leaders are gathering in Cannes for the opening of the Group of 20 summit today. That’s the G20 summit. On the top of the agenda is Greece and the European debt crisis. The Greek prime minister, George Papandreou, is coming under intense criticism from European leaders for allowing the Greek people to decide if they want to accept the conditions of a $179 billion E.U. bailout. Continue reading
At a press conference on October 11, the Obama administration unveiled a spectacular charge against the government of Iran: The Qods Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had plotted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Adel al-Jubeir, right in Washington, DC, in a place where large numbers of innocent bystanders could have been killed. High-level officials of the Qods Force were said to be involved, the only question being how far up in the Iranian government the complicity went.
October 23, 2011
Rick Rozoff: The 33 year war in Afghanistan
October the 7th, 2011 is the ten year anniversary of the NATO-led war in Afghanistan. Yet the roots of the conflict can be traced back decades, with Operation Cyclone. Rick Rozoff explains Operation Cyclone, it’s effects and the current situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
What people would not want Presidential Debates in multiple cities all over America in September and October 2012? Why, the people at the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). CPD is a private corporation created in 1987. It is controlled by the Republican and Democratic Parties and acts as the iron gatekeeper regarding the number of debates, who is chosen to ask the questions and who is excluded from most important forums for reaching millions of people interested in the presidential elections.
The Corbett Report
31 Oct 2011
Michael Hudson, President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), joins us to discuss the example of Iceland’s struggle against the banking oligarchy. We examine the history of Iceland’s debt crisis, the government that has effectively signed the country over to the debtors, and the people’s efforts to reclaim their economy. We also look at parallels in the Greek situation and ask what we can learn from what the Icelandic people are going through.
by William T. Hathaway
November 4, 2011
Keep On Rockin’
From the book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway
Published by Trine Day
RADICAL PEACE is a collection of reports from peace activists in the USA, Europe, Iraq, and Afghanistan. An American exchange student in one of my courses here in Germany contributed the following essay.
Jason was my boy-friend for a while in high school. It wasn’t a match made in heaven. Continue reading
Syria: The Pretext to Wage a “Just War”
“Absolutism, tempered by assassination.” (Ernst Munster, 1766-1839)
Oh well, time to move on folks. Nothing to see here. Now there is an oil man, who spent many years in the United States as “interim Prime Minister”, shoed in, in Libya (i) it’s time to go a-toppling again.
Don’t mention the dead, distraught, destroyed, the mass graves and mass murders, by NATO and their ethnic cleansers at ground level, near certainly tutored by their Special Services. Continue reading
This observer counts himself among Amnesty International’s more than 3 million supporters and members in more than 150 countries and territories who also strongly endorse AI’s campaigns to end grave abuses of human rights. I share AI’s vision for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
I have just finished a book by John Grisham entitled The Broker, published in 2005. “The Broker” in question is not a real estate or stock-broker, but rather one of an ilk that when I was a boy many years ago was called an “influence peddler.” They now go by the more polite name of “lobbyist.” Anyway, this larger-than-life Jack Abramoff-type had been caught dabbling in some very highly sensitive security-stuff (which Abramoff himself was apparently smart enough never to have done). Continue reading
When Americans who are the most victimized by our cruel economy still believe in something that is demonstrably no longer true, they are deeply delusional. They desperately want to believe in something once great about American society. The reality is that upward economic mobility has been destroyed, replaced by widely observable downward mobility. Some of the mostly younger jobless that have embraced the Occupy Wall Street and related Occupy efforts know the truth.
After some tense discussion (Penguin was partly owned by Gaddafi, so you can imagine…), my publisher has given me the unusual right to give all my readers, for no charge, the entire first chapter of my new book Vultures’ Picnic.
Even if you don’t get the book, I really want you to read the first chapter.
Updated: Nov. 10, 2011; added video of Chomsky’s speech.
by Noam Chomsky
November 03, 2011
2011 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture
For centuries, Europe had been the most violent place on earth, with murderous and destructive internal conflicts and the forging of a culture of war that enabled Europe to conquer most of the world, shocking the victims, who were hardly pacifists, but were “appalled by the all-destructive fury of European warfare,” in the words of British military historian Geoffrey Parker. Continue reading