Follow the Bills by Ralph Nader

Single-payer rally

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
February 1, 2012

Looking at millions of individual bills that makeup the 2.7 trillion dollars of annual health care costs opens a gigantic window on the massive waste, redundancy, profiteering, fraud and sometimes criminal over-billing.

Here is a partial example of what I mean, in the words of Philip M. Boffey, the estimable science writer for the New York Times:

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Washington Gives Green Light to Toxic Terror in Bahrain by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
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East Africa
4 February 2012

Just as Bahrainis are being poisoned in their homes from indiscriminate firing of massive teargas by regime forces, Washington is showing its approval by going ahead with an arms sales deal to the Persian Gulf kingdom.

The number of civilian deaths has also risen dramatically since the appointment of two American and British police chiefs in December who were assigned – officially – to improve the human rights record of the Bahraini forces.

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The Molotov: Rising Tide

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on Feb 6, 2012

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Low quality recording (straight to air, no EQ/Mixing) @ our Gold Coast “MANIFESTO” Launch @ The Wallaby, 12th Nov. Early version of Rising Tide, one of our many newer tunes. cheers to Kip Kincaid for video. This is for those that asked where can they hear the tune again. Will be on the next Album.

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No Matter Who Wins, Americans Lose by Joel S. Hirschhorn

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
Featured Writer
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www.foavc.org
Jan. 31, 2012

Why am I so sick of all the media attention to the Republican presidential primaries and all the blabbering about President Obama’s advantages and disadvantages for the coming election?  I just cannot get excited.  My answer may also be yours: No matter who wins, our nation loses.

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Sonoma County Daily Attacks Occupy Movement By Shepherd Bliss

By Shepherd Bliss
Guest Writer
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http://www.vowvop.org
Feb. 3, 2012

Occupy America - We are the 99%

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The Sonoma County daily’s Press Democrat Feb. 1 editorial “Occupy Movement in Ashes” is wishful thinking. Our phoenix will rise during this month. You wait. You watch. You see.

Occupy is still an infant, having been born in New York Sept. 17 with Occupy Wall Street. It is not even five months old and already the local daily tries to editorialize it into ashes. Rumors of our death are premature. We have made mistakes, including in Oakland. We’re learning and experiencing what one activist calls “growing pains.”

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Rick Rozoff: Syria Crisis: UN Hijacked By U.S. And NATO

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
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Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
February 5, 2012

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The Assange case means we are all suspects now by John Pilger

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Global Research
www.johnpilger.com
February 1, 2012

Julian Assange

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This week’s Supreme Court hearing in the Julian Assange case has profound meaning for the preservation of basic freedoms in western democracies. This is Assange’s final appeal against his extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual misconduct that were originally dismissed by the chief prosecutor in Stockholm and constitute no crime in Britain.

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The Cancer of Occupy by Chris Hedges

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