William K. Black, Paolo Manasse and John Weeks: Is the Euro Crisis Over?

Capitalism isn't working..

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on Jan 1, 2012

William K. Black, Paolo Manasse, and John Weeks discuss the Euro and the danger of global recession

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The Lion and the Ox: The Winter of Our Discontent By Gary Steven Corseri

By Gary Corseri
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December 30, 2011

Ron Paul 2012 sign

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“One Law for Lion and Ox is Oppression.” –William Blake

“Where is the place of understanding? Where is wisdom to be found?” —The Book of Job

Info coming at us at the speed of light—gigabytes per nano-sec—and our horse-and-buggy bio-chem brains struggle with ancient grammars, syntaxes and texts! Even our metaphors are now wretchedly overwrought: Not, “how to connect the dots,” but how to perceive, measure, record and duck the shot-gunned info-pellets rushing at our faces! Continue reading

Rick Rozoff: Where will America’s imperial hubris lead to in 2012?

by Rick Rozoff
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Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
December 29, 2011

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December 29, 2011

Where does America’s imperial hubris lead to?
John Robles

Interview with Rick Rozoff, the manager of the Stop NATO website and mailing list. Recorded on December 21, 2011.


Can you give us the latest on NATO and your predictions for 2012, as far as the ABM system in Europe and NATO global expansion in general? I know it’s a big question.

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Jim Gerritsen at #OWS: Taking on Monsanto

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on Dec 11, 2011

Collard Greens in December!

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On December 4, 2011, farmers and activists from across the country joined the Occupy Wall Street Farmers March for “a celebration of community power to regain control over the most basic element to human well-being: food.” Maine organic farmer Jim Gerritsen spoke to a crowd of more than 500 farmers, food workers and sustainable food and agriculture activists about his role in the Public Patent Foundation lawsuit against biotech seed and chemical giant Monsanto. Gerritsen made his first trip to New York City to share his concern about the loss of organic seeds to genetic contamination and the threat this poses to farmers and our food supply.

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What If Gorbachev Had Won 20 Years Ago? by Gaither Stewart

by Gaither Stewart
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December 28, 2011
Rome, Italy

As a follow-up to Patrice Greanville’s article, “The Soviet Union—Environmental Degradation: Some Historical Antecedents“, I have presented here excerpts from some of my own articles written during the Gorbachev perestroika period, plus notes and reflections concerning Mikhail Gorbachev, the last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and Chief of State of the USSR, and his role in the history of Socialism. As an intermittent correspondent in Moscow for a West European newspaper during the Gorbachev era I covered some of the evolving crisis in Russian Communism in the late 1980s-early 1990s. Continue reading

What Will We Do Now Without The Fearless Leader? by Daniel N. White

by Daniel N. White
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December 29, 2011


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I mean the United States, not North Korea, of course. The Koreans will get along if not fine, at least no worse than before Kim Jong Il’s recent departure from the scene. No, the United States faces a crisis it is completely unprepared for. We have had entirely too much invested in demonizing Kim and his nation and what with the recent exit of Gadaffi from the scene, and Saddam’s and Osama’s too, all the leading bugbears of the US’ national security (read: permanent war fear and of late permanent war) state are gone, and we must ask ourselves what are we to do now, with them all gone? Who can replace them? How can we replace them in time to keep people from asking embarrassing questions about our gross overexpenditures on our transparently incompetent and incapable military? Continue reading

War Machine Rattles On by Bruce K. Gagnon

by Bruce Gagnon
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Organizing Notes
December 29, 2011

President Obama: Stop the Wars!

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My letter was finally published in our local paper yesterday. I like the headline they gave it. Nice ring it has.

Dear Editor:

Your headline “War is over” on Dec. 15 was just a tad misleading.

We’ve still got the war in Afghanistan going costing taxpayers $12 billion every month. It appears that we are getting ready to attack Syria — and maybe Iran — and President Obama recently returned from his Asia- Pacific trip where he announced a couple thousand U.S. troops will be deployed in Australia.

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A fool’s paradise revisited By William Bowles

by William Bowles
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28 December 2011

My last piece clearly touched a nerve at least judging by the readership it’s gotten so I thought it worth exploring the issue a little further, especially in light of the comments I’ve read.

Generally speaking the response has been favourable though one Website that carried it prefaced it by saying that it ‘overstated the argument’. Elsewhere comments ranged from ‘why the hell do you watch television anyway?’ to ‘you’re stating the obvious’, but if so, why so many readers?
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Horn of Africa: US Proxy War in Somalia Veers Towards Regional Conflict by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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East Africa
1 January 2012

Ethiopia’s anticipated invasion marks scramble for territory with Kenyan rival

The conflict in Somalia has been raised to dramatically higher stakes at the weekend after Ethiopian troops occupied a central town, routing Al Shabab militants in fighting that claimed dozens of lives.

The Ethiopian military entered the town of Beledweyne near its border on Saturday morning along with Somali troops belonging to the Western-backed Transitional Federal Government. Continue reading

New Year’s Concert 2012: Vienna Philharmonic: Radetzky March + Vienna Boys Choir + Johann Strauss: Fatherland March + 10,000 singing Beethoven-Ode to Joy

Franz Welser-Möst #1

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Here is the post for 2013: New Year’s Concert 2013: Vienna Philharmonic: Johann Strauss: Blue Danube + March Radetzky

Happy New Year! Love, Lo

[Replaced first video, sorry not 2012; also not available in the US, so use Epic Privacy browser and use a proxy for a different country.]

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Music video by Mariss Jansons, Wiener Philharmoniker performing Radetzky-Marsch, Op. 228. Film (C) 2016 ORF.

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Food for fuel – a sure way of creating a hunger crisis by Jean Ziegler and Siv O’Neall

by Jean Ziegler and Siv O’Neall
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Lyon, France
Dec. 28, 2011

Red Raspberries

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Jean Ziegler[1], in his recently published book ‘Massive Destruction – the Geopolitics of Hunger'[2], is denouncing the brutal arms the neoliberal masters of the world are using in order to annihilate resistance to their senseless attempt to run the world as they see fit.

Jean Ziegler is a tireless fighter for human rights and the right to food, stated in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as has been proven in his numerous earlier books on various subjects dealing with the extreme callousness of the Empire. Continue reading

The Origins of Imperial Israel: A Buffer Against Arab Nationalism by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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Dec. 29, 2011

NOTE: The following is Part 1 of a 2-part sample on the ‘Origins of Imperial Israel’ from a chapter on the American Empire in an upcoming book by Andrew Gavin Marshall, supported through The People’s Book Project. Please support the Project to help the book come into being.

See some other samples from the book, and if you like what you see, please donate:

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The Stimulator: Amateur Riot

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on Dec 26, 2011


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Dispatch #2 of Stop the Flows focuses on burgeoning anti-nuke movement in Japan, following the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Truth be told I had larger plans for this dispatch. But with time and resources lacking, I could only scratch the surface of not just the anti-nuke movement, but of the anarchist and activist scene in Japan. Continue reading

Inside the Beast by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
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December 26, 2011

Occupy America - We are the 99%

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To all the young students and 20 somethings who are part of this fine Occupy Daytona movement:

I finally attended one of your meetings on Tuesday night. It was a great feeling to see, finally, after almost 40 years, young people meeting for more than just a round of Buds and Babes! I applaud all of you for the effort and passion you have! I can recall, as if it were yesterday, what transpired in 1970 when I first tasted activism. Continue reading