Sibel Edmonds: Obama administration charges a record number for espionage + White House Hypocrisy On ‘Aggressive Journalism’

with Sibel Edmonds
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Feb. 22, 2012

Freedom of speech!

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on Feb 22, 2012

From Thomas Drake to Bradley Manning, many whistleblowers have faced retaliation for revealing controversial government information. Last week the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises passed a bill that weakens the protection for whistleblowers. Continue reading

Moyers and Company: Poet Christian Wiman on Love, Faith, and Cancer

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Jesus from the Deesis Mosaic

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BillMoyers.com
February 24, 2012

Bill Moyers has a moving conversation with acclaimed poet and Poetry Magazine editor Christian Wiman about how finding true love and being diagnosed with a rare and incurable blood cancer reignited his religious passion as well as his creative expression.

“When we think of our memories, they’re moments of intensity. Whether they were sorrowful or happy, moments of great loneliness or moments of great communion — we live for these moments in our life.

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The Demise of the Ogallala Aquifer: A Looming Catastrophe by Cameron Salisbury

by Cameron Salisbury
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Opedinfo.com, February 12, 2012
February 26, 2012

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I drive across I-70 periodically between St. Louis and Denver. Something unnerving is happening to the farmland that I pass in Kansas. Sinkholes are opening, only yards from the highway.

The massive Ogallala Aquifer, an ancient underground fresh water lake that made the Plains cornucopia possible after the 1930s Dust Bowl, is located below 8 states in the High Plains, including Kansas. It stretches, at depths ranging from a few feet to 1000 feet, from Texas to South Dakota, and covers roughly 175,000 square miles. Widely exploited only since the 1940s, it has been depleted at an alarming rate since, almost entirely for farming. The problem is causing increasing concern in a number of states including Oklahoma and Texas.

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What Iran Can Do for Lebanon’s Palestinians by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
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Beirut, Lebanon
February 18, 2012

“My friends and I like Iran. Maybe they will ask their friends in Lebanon to help baba (daddy) to be allowed to work and our family allowed to own a home outside the camps.” Hanadi, a precocious youngster at Shatila Camp’s Shabiba center on learning last week from her teacher that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khameneiand President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warmly welcomed Palestinian leaders to Tehran during the33rdanniversary celebrations of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and that both committed Iran to a “religious and moral duty to alleviate the effects on Palestinian refugees of the Nakba’s ethnic cleansing.”

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Michael Hudson: A Planned Economy for the 1%

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with Michael Hudson
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Dandelion Salad
http://michael-hudson.com
February 26, 2012

on Feb 25, 2012

Michael Hudson: All economies have a certain amount of planning, the question is, for whom

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History of Capitalism in the United States: Exposing the Myth of America

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Warning

This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

“Let your life be a counter- friction to stop the machine.” — Henry David Thoreau

Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine

on Feb 13, 2012

A brief and crucial history of the United States

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Rick Rozoff: NATO vs The 1st Amendment + Qur’an burning by US led troops in Afghanistan monstrous blasphemy

by Rick Rozoff
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Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
February 22, 2012

President Obama: Stop the Wars!

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Syria and the media: “Activists say…” By William Bowles

by William Bowles
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williambowles.info,17 February 2012
22 February 2012

Every time I read a BBC news piece about events in Syria it invariably includes the following phrase (emphasized):

“Troops are shelling intensively parts of the Syrian city of Homs, activists say, a day after the UN General Assembly called for an end to violence.” — ‘Syrian city shelled after UN vote’, BBC News, 17 February 2012

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Syrian Resolution: Shows World’s Nation With a Backbone by Sean Fenley

by Sean Fenley
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
The Anything and Everything
February 20, 2012

Not much reported in the MSM was that Bolivia, Belarus, Ecuador, Iran, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, the DPRK, and Cuba, joined with Russia and China in voting down on the Saudi penned UN General Assembly resolution. The MSM seems to be attempting at a worldwide brainwashing job into getting everyone into thinking that — only tinfoil hat wearers plus Russia and China would be so foolhardy — as to oppose the GCC, NATO, the Arab League, and the illustrious and all-powerful West, aka the “international community”. And as their typical one-sided reporting effort has, no doubt, cowed many otherwise good, innocent, and well-meaning people into believing.

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Karzai Demand on Night Raids Snags U.S.-Afghan Pact By Gareth Porter and Shah Nouri

by Gareth Porter and Shah Nouri
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crossposted at IPS
Feb. 20, 2012

Stop the Wars!

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WASHINGTON/KABUL, Feb 20, 2012 (IPS) – Nearly a year after the Barack Obama administration began negotiations with the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014, both sides confirmed last week that the talks are still hung up over the Afghan demand that night raids by U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) either be ended or put under Afghan control.

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Exclusive: The god of this world: Money by Shawn S. Grandstaff

by Shawn S. Grandstaff
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
February 20, 2012

No. 27 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 11. Exp...

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Sometimes to know what love is you got to know what it’s not.

A conspiracy is just the label they use to cover up truth in order to maintain the delusional mentality of reality but with half-truths, which are whole lies, sold to us by the powers that be by being embedded with the media. They work together to sell us a bunch of propaganda filled with lies to deceive and control the masses in order to justify war, to push and sell capitalistic propaganda for the love of money Continue reading

How Greece Could Take Down Wall Street by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
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webofdebt.com
February 20, 2012

The Rape of Greece by ECB, EU and IMF

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In an article titled “Still No End to ‘Too Big to Fail,’” William Greider wrote in The Nation on February 15th:

Financial market cynics have assumed all along that Dodd-Frank did not end “too big to fail” but instead created a charmed circle of protected banks labeled “systemically important” that will not be allowed to fail, no matter how badly they behave.

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Acts of Love by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig
Feb. 20, 2012

Love

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Love, the deepest human commitment, the force that defies empirical examination and yet is the defining and most glorious element in human life, the love between two people, between children and parents, between friends, between partners, reminds us of why we have been created for our brief sojourns on the planet. Those who cannot love—and I have seen these deformed human beings in the wars and conflicts I covered—are spiritually and emotionally dead. They affirm themselves through destruction, first of others and then, finally, of themselves. Those incapable of love never live.

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Ralph Nader: Who Runs The World? (1998)

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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
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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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