Charles Shaw: The History of Police Militarization in the U.S. (must-see)

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on Nov 30, 2011

On Monday, November 28, 2011, students at UC-Davis occupied Dutton Hall, the University’s financial center, and held an all-day teach-in. Author/Journalist/Filmmaker Charles Shaw was one of the featured speakers. Here is his talk, “The History of Police Militarization in the US.”

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Richard Wolff: Eurozone Woes Created By Mating “Dysfunctional” Political & Economic Systems

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on Dec 2, 2011

DemocracyNow.org – European leaders are preparing to unveil their plans for addressing the sovereign debt crisis that’s threatened to tear apart the Eurozone. Both France and Germany are expected to push for changes to the Eurozone treaty, including centralized oversight of national budgets and tighter reins on debt. In a speech on Thursday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said radical changes are needed in order to save the Euro. Continue reading

“Rumours of war” By William Bowles

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by William Bowles
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4 December 2011

“I had to leave my dog in Iran.” – UK ambassador, BBC News, 2 December 2011

If I remember correctly, my mother told me that it was the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 that prompted her to join the British Communist Party. The parallels with Libya today are not lost on me. Spain was the place that Hitler used to perfect aerial bombardment with Guernica as our testament to that particular piece of barbarity, just as today the Empire uses entire countries as target practice and to try out new weapons systems on ‘them’.

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