Bahrain: A Forgotten Arab Spring by Sean Fenley

by Sean Fenley
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The Anything and Everything
February 12, 2012

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“This is about whether this council, during a time of sweeping change in the Middle East, will stand with peaceful protesters crying out for freedom, or with a regime of thugs with guns that tramples human dignity and human rights.” – Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the UN

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Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky: With Liberty and Justice for Some (2011)

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Oct. 29, 2011

No Justice Forever

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Former constitutional rights lawyer, Glenn Greenwald contends that the United States has a two-tiered judicial system, one for the “haves”and one for the “have-nots.” Mr. Greenwald presents his argument by tracing the evolution of judicial inequality, from President Richard Nixon’s pardon for the Watergate scandal to what the authors deems were economic and political crimes committed during the George W. Bush administration. The author posits that both political parties and the media are culpable for creating an unequal judicial system. Glenn Greenwald presents his thoughts in conversation with political theorist, Noam Chomsky at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

watch video via With Liberty and Justice for Some – C-SPAN Video Library

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U.S. Prepares Georgia for New Wars in Caucasus and Iran by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
February 10, 2012

English: Map of Georgia showing the autonomous...

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On January 30 President Barack Obama met with his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Saakashvili in the Oval Office at the White House for an unprecedented private meeting between the heads of state, a tête-à-tête initiated by Washington.

Details of the discussions were not divulged, though Obama is reported to have confirmed American support for Georgia’s full integration into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and expressed appreciation for Saakashvili almost doubling his nation’s troop strength in NATO’s International Security Assistance Force Continue reading

Discussing the way forward for Occupy

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Editorial
SocialistWorker.org
February 8, 2012

Occupy Wall Street Day 20

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Our movement needs to use every opportunity to build resistance to the agenda of the 1 percent–whether that means bigger struggles or smaller ones.

THE OCCUPY encampments of last fall are nearly all gone–cleared, often brutally, in a series of police raids.

Nevertheless, the Occupy movement sticks to U.S. politics like a burr. Even Republican presidential candidates have acknowledged “vulture capitalism” and inequality. Democrats talk tough about how they’ll stand up for the 99 percent…if only you vote for them in November.

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Chris Hedges: Call to Action + Q&A

with Chris Hedges
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Feb. 7, 2012

"Stop Bitching - Start a Revolution"

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on Feb 8, 2012

Chris Hedges calls us to action, to create a new political movement to replace our corrupt government and obsolete economic institutions, building on what’s begun by Occupy Wall Street. Talk at Church of All Souls in New York City February 7, 2012. Video by Joe Friendly. Apologies for occasional camera shaking, but the speaker’s audio is extra fine!

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Journalistic Novel Provides Blueprint for Understanding Occupy Movement By Corey Ellen

By Corey Ellen (Carmichael, Calif.)
Book review for Walter Brasch
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www.walterbrasch.com
February 9, 2012

If you have trouble understanding the issues surrounding natural gas fracking in Pennsylvania or reasons for the Occupy movement, a good start might be Walter Brasch’s critically-acclaimed novel, Before the First Snow.

Skillfully mixing humor with tragedy, Brasch tells the story of Apryl Greene, a folksinger and photographer for labor unions and social causes. She’s a ’60s “flower child” who is trying to build a school for peace and the arts on 40 acres of land she owns along the Susquehanna River in rural Pennsylvania.

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Transformation: Effectuating Democracy by a Voters’ Rights Amendment by William John Cox

by William John Cox
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www.thevoters.org
February 12, 2012

used with permission, image copyright by Helen Cox

used with permission, image copyright by Helen Cox

Reversing the Supreme Court’s gift of constitutional rights to corporations in Citizens United will not cure the political ills weakening the sinews of democracy that bind the United States. The nation was infected at birth and it will continue to be diseased until its government is transformed into one that is responsive to the needs and ambitions of ordinary people, irrespective of wealth or influence.

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Cold Fusion is Here, It’s Real, and its Time has Come By Steve Windisch

By Steve Windisch (jibbguy)
Guest Writer
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February 4, 2012

Over the last several years, there have been many reports around the world about important multiple successes with what is popularly known as “Cold Fusion”. The latest was from January 31, 2012 at M.I.T. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Professors Peter L. Hagelstein and Mitchell Swartz gave a symposium and short class where a successful 2-day LANL/LENR/Cold Fusion experiment was done publicly that produced at least 10 times the energy out, than was used.

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American Citizens Deported from Bahrain for Human Rights Work

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Freegaza
Feb. 12, 2012

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Government Cracks Down on International Witnesses as Bahrainis Prepare for Return to Pearl Roundabout

For immediate release

Contact:

Adam Shapiro +353-85-236-0262 (UK/Ireland)
Jessica Rafael:+973-3345-1787 (in Bahrain)

February 12, 2011

(Manama) – Radhika Sainath and Huwaida Arraf, chair of the Free Gaza movement, were arrested yesterday while filming police repression of a peaceful demonstration in Manama, have been deported by the Bahraini government.

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Occupy Draws Strength From the Powerless by Chris Hedges

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