Ralph Nader: Who Runs The World? (1998)

Save democracy fight corporate fascism

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with Ralph Nader

on Feb 15, 2012

Take a step back in time with us to the 9th Annual Energy Fair in Amherst, WI, and watch the full Keynote Speech from American political activist Ralph Nader.

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Syria: Feeding off the carcase By William Bowles

by William Bowles
Featured Writer
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williambowles.info
16 February 2012

An uncle of mine, a quite extraordinary individual, used to say that he was privileged to have a ‘ringside seat’ when viewing the rampages of capitalism. To which I must add that the ticket to gain admission has been extremely costly, for the planet, but not for my uncle in spite of his lefty leanings. But privileged he was, as all of us are here in the West, insulated from the worst extremes of Empire by all those dead brown bodies.

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Mali: U.S. Africa Command’s New War? by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
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Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
February 15, 2012

English: Shaded relief map of Mali.

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The press wires are reporting on intensified fighting in Mali between the nation’s military and ethnic Tuareg rebels of the Azawad National Liberation Movement in the north of the nation.

As the only news agencies with global sweep and the funds and infrastructure to maintain bureaus and correspondents throughout the world are those based in leading member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization – the Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse, BBC News and Deutsche Presse-Agentur – the coverage of ongoing developments in Mali, like those in most every other country, reflects a Western bias and a Western agenda.

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Angry? You’re Damn Straight I’m Angry. Roger that. by Jill Dalton

by Jill Dalton
Guest Writer
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recoveringarmybrat
February 16, 2012

After reading Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis’ first hand account of his recent time spent in Afghanistan I’m more pissed off then ever. Yet another military officer comes forward to tell the truth about yet another ill-fated war we find ourselves engaged in. Another illegal war of aggression with no end in sight and surround sound corruption aided and abetted by an enabling government and a bloated military too full of its own hubris to admit defeat. Continue reading

Honoring Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, An Advocate for the Deprived by Franklin Lamb

English: Image of Sayed Mohammad Hussein Fadlullah

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by Franklin Lamb
Featured Writer
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Dahiyeh, South Beirut, Lebanon
February 14, 2012

Rushing to an appointment last Saturday I passed the Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah Hassaniyeh (Mosque), which for many in my immediate Dahiyeh neighborhood is the religious institution we feel most connected to because of its long and continuing history of social and religious work in our community.

Nearly 18 months after the July 4th, 2010 death of Lebanon’s preeminent Islamic scholar, the Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, but seeming more like three months ago, the ‘Fadlallah Hassaniyeh’ is an ever active beehive of social work and religious study and truly a working people’s institution.

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Occupying Beyond Divisions: Anarchy, Black Bloc and Protests + Denial of Service Attack Against Panel

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Feb. 19, 2012

occupy dont divide and conquer

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on Feb 18, 2012

On February 15, 2012, RevolutionTruth hosted a live panel discussion with Chris Hedges, Kevin Zeese, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Lucas Vasquez, Georgia Sagri, and Cari Machet to discuss anarchist philosophy, Black Bloc, and Occupy.

Chris Hedges’ Truthdig column, “The Cancer in Occupy” was a searing condemnation of Black Bloc as part of the Occupy movement.

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Thailand, India, Georgia Bomb Blasts: The Fingerprints and Logic of False Flags Against Iran by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
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East Africa
15 February 2012

Have American and Israeli efforts to pin international terrorism on Iran just gone global? A series of bomb attacks apparently on Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia are now being linked with blasts in the Thai capital, Bangkok, for which it is reported that three Iranian men have been arrested.

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Obama Administration Asks Supreme Court to Dismiss ACLU Challenge to Warrantless Wiretapping Law

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American Civil Liberties Union
February 17, 2012

ACLU Argues Dragnet Surveillance of Americans Is Unconstitutional

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org

NEW YORK – The government today asked the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to challenge the constitutionality of a law that gives the government unprecedented authority to monitor international emails and phone calls by Americans.

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A Doorway To Persia

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replaced video Apr. 6, 2014

on Jun 29, 2012

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As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. so eloquently stated, “Today there is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.”

I offer ‘A Doorway To Persia’ and encourage citizens everywhere to insist on the truth from governments and media.

Sincere diplomatic dialogue has been abandoned and replaced with more threats of war. Please join me in demanding nonviolent solutions.

“There is no path to peace, peace is the path.” – Gandhi

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Tariq Ali says Assad has to go: I’m depressed – no, I’m outraged By William Bowles

by William Bowles
Featured Writer
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williambowles.info
15 February 2012

All quotes from, ‘‘Assad must go to save Syria from intervention’, RT 15 February 2012.

Today, I see that the well known ‘revolutionary’ Tariq Ali is telling that,

“He [Assad] has to be pushed out,” Tariq Ali insists, for which “the Syrian people are doing their best”.

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Naples, Italy votes to Condemn Pizzarotti for involvement in Israeli High-Speed Train

Sent by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
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Italy
15 February 2012

Israel - Boycott, divest, sanction

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The Italian Coalition Stop That Train celebrates the news that the City Council of Naples, Italy has approved a motion condemning Pizzarotti for its involvement in a project in blatant violation of international law, the Israeli high-speed train cutting through the occupied Palestinian territories. The decision of the Naples City Council, which follows that of Rho (Milan) on November 30, 2011, is a strong sign for responsible action by local authorities, in this case one of Italy’s largest cities.

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Transformational Politics: Awakening an American Society and the Global Community by Clive Hambidge

by Clive Hambidge
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
February 15, 2012

Protect Free Speech Wikileaks = Pentagon Papers 2.0 HIP_322341551.339966

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Be Part of the Evolution

“Julian Assange” said Noam Chomsky “should be congratulated for carrying out the responsibilities of a citizen in democratic societies, where the population should be aware of what their selected representatives are doing and planning.” Assange is perhaps to pay a heavy price for disclosure, as simultaneously, Bradley Manning, a soldier of conscience, is to pay the ultimate one. The effectiveness of these two men’s actions should be taken to heart, and into our collective activism “For those that have the privilege to know have the privilege to act (Einstein). Continue reading

It Is Time We Recognised the Blair Government’s Criminality by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
www.globalresearch.ca
www.johnpilger.com
February 17, 2012

Tony Blair: War Criminal

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In the kabuki theatre of British parliamentary politics, great crimes do not happen and criminals go free. It is theatre after all; the pirouettes matter, not actions taken at remove in distance and culture from their consequences. It is a secure arrangement guarded by cast and critics alike. The farewell speech of one of the most artful, Tony Blair, had “a sense of moral conviction running through it”, effused the television presenter Jon Snow, as if Blair’s appeal to Kabuki devotees was mystical. That he was a war criminal was irrelevant.

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