Tavis Smiley: Remaking America: From Poverty To Prosperity, with Cornel West, Michael Moore

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C-SPAN
Washington, DC

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Panelists discuss a recent report from Indiana University on how poverty is changing in America. Participants include Princeton professor Cornel West, TV host Suze Orman, filmmaker Michael Moore, and author Barbara Ehrenreich. Tavis Smiley moderates the discussion.

Mr. Smiley also hosts “The Tavis Smiley Show” on PBS and co-hosts “Smiley & West” on Public Radio International.

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What Would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Do About Iran? by Ed Ciaccio

Martin Luther King, Jr., three-quarter length ...

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by Ed Ciaccio
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Featured Writer
January 12, 2012

Would he impose sanctions to make the Iranian people, not their leaders, suffer?

Would he impose sanctions which are tantamount to a declaration of war?

Would he authorize the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists and the bombing of Iranian nuclear facilities?

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Heroes By Gary Corseri

By Gary Corseri
Featured Writer
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January 8, 2012

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Do not call them “heroes”
if they have done your killing for you.
Say that they have done your bidding;
say they were your “soldiers.”

Say that you have trained them well:
They are the oiled machinations of war,
performing as expected.

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Occupy Enters 2012 By Shepherd Bliss

By Shepherd Bliss
Guest Writer
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http://www.vowvop.org
January 12, 2012

Occupy America - We are the 99%

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Sonoma County’s Occupy movement in Northern California opened 2012 by two well-attended events—one outside in the streets and another inside. Around 140 people attended a county-wide Town Hall on Occupy at Sebastopol’s United Methodist church on Jan. 9. Over 400 people marched on and peacefully shut down two Wells Fargo Bank branches in Santa Rosa on Jan. 6.

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Rumor and Anger Mount in Libya by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
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Tripoli, Libya
January 14, 2012

This observer was stunned late last week when during a meeting in a Maghreb country with three high ranking former Libyan officials, among hundreds currently in hiding, and some organizing, in countries bordering Libya, one of them, in all earnest,  asked me,   “Do you believe there be a counter revolution  soon in the “Jamarariya [state of the masses, ie Libya]?”

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Occupy the Neighborhood: How Counties Can Use Land Banks and Eminent Domain by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
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webofdebt.com
January 15, 2012

An electronic database called MERS has created defects in the chain of title to over half the homes in America. Counties have been cheated out of millions of dollars in recording fees, and their title records are in hopeless disarray. Meanwhile, foreclosed and abandoned homes are blighting neighborhoods. Straightening out the records and restoring the homes to occupancy is clearly in the public interest, and the burden is on local government to do it. But how? New legal developments are presenting some innovative alternatives.

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Kevin Baker: Soldiers have real power when they organize

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Refuse Illegal War

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by Pulse TV & Maverick Media
http://vimeo.com/34783351

Kevin Baker joined the Army fully believing that he would be supporting the U.S. as a real force for good, toppling a brutal dictator, and bringing democracy to the country. This is his story of how he came to awareness and how he and other soldiers joined together to stand up to the Brass and demand care for themselves.

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Obama Administration is CEO of “Murder Inc” by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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East Africa
13 January 2012

Clinton denies US involvement in murder of nuclear scientist – despite waging ‘no options off the table’ war against Iran

After months of relentless threats against Iran in which the Islamic Republic has been warned by no less than the President of the United States that “no options are off the table” – the US is now denying it had a role in the assassination a top Iranian nuclear scientist this week.

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Noam Chomsky: American Elections Are Bought – Ron Paul Has No Chance For Nomination

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With Noam Chomsky

on Jan 11, 2012

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Five Minutes to Midnight by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
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London, England
13 January 2012

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“I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita … “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” (J. Robert Oppenheimer, 22nd April 1904 – 18th February 1967, Scientific Director of the Manhattan Project, on the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.)

Chilling ironies surely do not come much greater than the Nobel Peace Prize winning President of the United States, in an election year, having contributed to global instability and the possibility of nuclear conflict, to such an extent that the “Doomsday Clock”, maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago, has this week been moved to five minutes to midnight.

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Why socialism polls well among young people and African Americans by Peta Lindsay

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By Peta Lindsay
liberationnews.org
January 4, 2012

Occupy Wall Street Day 20

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Statement by PSL presidential candidate Peta Lindsay

Recently the Pew Center for research published a poll in which they found that 49 percent of young people in the U.S. have a favorable view of socialism, while only 43 percent reported viewing it unfavorably. The report also revealed that African Americans have a favorable view of socialism at a rate of 55 percent to 36 percent.

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Andy Worthington and GITMO Protesters Speak outside U.S. Supreme Court + Guantánamo Forever?

No Justice Forever

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with Andy Worthington
Featured Writer
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www.andyworthington.co.uk
January 14, 2012

on Jan 14, 2012

On the tenth anniversary of the Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp, Andy Worthington, along with several attorneys and a former navy prison guard – Speak outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C. on January 11, 2012.

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Saving the Post Office and Postal Banking: The Models of Kiwibank and Japan Post by Ellen Brown

Save the Post Office Rally

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by Ellen Brown
Featured Writer
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webofdebt.com
January 10, 2012

Neither rain nor sleet nor snow may have stopped the Pony Express, but the nation’s oldest and second largest employer is now under attack. Claiming the Postal Service is bankrupt, critics are pushing legislation that would defuse the postal crisis by breaking the backs of the postal workers’ unions and mandating widespread layoffs. But the “crisis” is an artificial one, created by Congress itself.

In 2006, Congress passed the Postal Accountability Enhancement Act (PAEA), which forced the USPS to put aside billions of dollars to pay for the health benefits of employees, many of whom hadn’t even been hired yet. Continue reading

Global Tamil Forum on Government of Sri Lanka and Tamil National Alliance ‘Talks’

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http://www.tamilsforum.com
14 January 2012

Issued for immediate release

PRESS STATEMENT
14 January 2012

Global Tamil Forum on Government of Sri Lanka and Tamil National Alliance ‘Talks’

In the history of political societies, there are times, which come very rarely, when individuals, groups, organisations and peoples in general within it are required to shed their differences and connect one with another, united to repel the aggressive forces threatening their existence in order to promote the general good of society. Continue reading

Sodastream’s reply fails to convince

Sent by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
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Italy
January 10, 2012

Israel - Boycott, divest, sanction

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http://stopagrexcoitalia.org/news/comunicati/280-reply-sodastream.html

The Italian Stop Sodastream campaign exposes the Israeli company’s deceptions

The Stop Sodastream campaign received a response from Sodastream Italy, via the public relations agency Edelman, to the letter signed by over 1100 individuals and 30 groups calling on retailers and advertisers to terminate relations with the Israeli company due to its violations of international law.

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