Dennis Kucinich: Military action against Iran would be disastrous

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on Feb 3, 2012

During an interview last month on CBS’ Face the Nation, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta set the record straight on Iran: “Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No.” But if you read recent news reports lately, you’d think otherwise.

The media coverage on Iran is mirroring the coverage in the lead-up to the Iraq war: grand claims about a smoking gun that doesn’t exist. Continue reading

Disturbing Video: Riot police violently disperse Occupy DC with batons

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on Feb 4, 2012


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National Park Service police began slowly dismantling the Occupy DC encampment at McPherson Square on K Street early Saturday morning. Over the course of several hours, cops asked protesters to leave while authorities in hazmat suits combed the park and removed tents. Despite protesters insisting that the temporary structures were in compliance with the latest regulations imposed on the demonstrators, the cops continued to clear out the park throughout the course of the day. Continue reading

U.S. Leak on Israeli Attack Weakened a Warning to Netanyahu by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
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crossposted at IPS
Feb. 4, 2012

WASHINGTON, Feb 4, 2012 (IPS) – When Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told Washington Post columnist David Ignatius this week that he believes Israel was likely to attack Iran between April and June, it was ostensibly yet another expression of alarm at the Israeli government’s threats of military action.

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Why the AGs Must Not Settle: Robo-signing Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Featured Writer
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February 4, 2012

A foreclosure settlement between five major banks guilty of “robo-signing” and the attorneys general of the 50 states is pending for Monday, February 6th; but it is still not clear if all the AGs will sign. California was to get over half of the $25 billion in settlement money, and California AG Kamala Harris has withstood pressure to settle.

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Moyers and Company: Jonathan Haidt: How Do Conservatives and Liberals See the World?


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Bill Moyers
February 3, 2012

Bill talks with social psychologist Jonathan Haidt about the moral underpinnings of our contentious culture.

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