Patriot’s Game by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
Guest Writer
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April 4, 2012

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Once again in election season the drums of patriotism are being beaten. Politicians on the stump and their Madison Avenue flacks are exhorting us to rally around the tattered flag. Their drumming sounds feeble and hollow, though, like cheerleaders trying to rouse the fans while the team goes down to defeat.

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Selling Out Regulation by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
April 4, 2012

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The Republican Party has a sense of humor, however inadvertently. It’s ardent advocates regularly accuse the Obama Administration of heavy handed regulation of business.

Tell that to the hundred federal poultry inspectors who just picketed the Department of Agriculture in opposition to a proposal that would allow those crammed, bacterial poultry slaughterhouses to do their own inspections. The picketers fear that with this license, the poultry bosses will speed up the slaughter rate to 175 birds per minute from the present 70.

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A Look at the Coup in Mali by Sean Fenley

by Sean Fenley
Guest Writer
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The Anything and Everything
April 2, 2012

An enlargeable map of the Republic of Mali

An enlargeable map of the Republic of Mali (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Berber group, known as the Tuaregs, have recently been instrumental in the overthrow of President Amadou Toumani Toure of Mali. Some of these Tuaregs are returning veterans, that had fought for Qaddafi in the Libyan military theater. Much like the Kurds of the Levant, Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria the Tuaregs/Berbers have had long-held, and enduring nationalist aspirations for an independent, autonomous and self-determining country. Although, some are indeed purported to be Islamist-linked, and indeed card-carrying members of the AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb). The Tuaregs/Berbers are associated with a number of names/classifications, and may be called by the appellations of the Amazighs, the Kabyle or the Riffs also.

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NATO needs to be abolished, not discussed by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
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Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
April 3, 2012

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Letter submitted to The DePaulia, newspaper of DePaul University in Chicago:

This survey course on NATO ignores the Alliance’s salient characteristic: That it is not only the world’s sole military bloc, one which from 1999-2012 waged unprovoked wars in three continents (Southeastern Europe, South Asia and North Africa), but the largest multinational war machine in history.

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Gareth Porter: Is Netanyahu Bluffing?

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
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April 5, 2012

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Gareth Porter: Netanyahu is telling the Israeli people an attack on Iran will not cost much, but is the real objective to destroy the Iranian economy through sanctions?

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But the Real Story Is… by Daniel N. White

by Daniel N. White
Guest Writer
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April 1, 2012

Michael Lewis’ newest book, Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World is a wonderful book, probably his best to date, and is a thoroughly enjoyable read and is full of some of the best descriptive sociology a reporter can do and still it isn’t quite right. Even though it is mostly as right as it can be. I heartily recommend the book and am disappointed by it too. Not the usual reaction to any book, whether it is one you liked or disliked. Which in a way is a recommendation for it, a unique one.

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East Timor: A Lesson in Why the Poorest Threaten the Powerful by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Global Research
www.johnpilger.com
April 5, 2012

Milan Kundera’s truism, “the struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting”, described East Timor. The day before I set out to film clandestinely there in 1993, I went to Stanfords map shop in London’s Covent Garden. “Timor?” said a hesitant sales assistant. We stood staring at shelves marked South East Asia. “Forgive me, where exactly is it?”

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Occupy the East End Rejects MoveOn.org Takeover Attempt

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APRIL 5, 2012—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCCUPY THE EAST END TO MOVEON.ORG: WE WILL NOT BE HIJACKED!

We had been silent. We had hoped that the organizations that are attempting to co-opt and dilute the Occupy Wall Street movement would stop. The Occupy movements across the country are fighting for better lives of the 99% of Americans who work for a living. We had hoped that these interlopers would recognize that what they are doing is wrong.

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N. T. Wright: Did Jesus Really Rise From The Dead? (2007) (repost)

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Icon of the Resurrection (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Happy Easter!

Dr. N. T. Wright speaks on the historical reliability of Jesus’ resurrection.

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What does the Resurrection mean? N. T. Wright, New Testament scholar, bishop of Durham, and professor at the University of St. Andrews, explains how 1st century Palestinian Messianic movements worked and what the Resurrection meant to them. From The Veritas Forum at Emory in 2008.

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Kathy Kelly: The Power of Peace

Enough! Stand for Peace and Justice!

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on Apr 4, 2012

Researched, Produced and Directed by Abir Alsayed

A part of Asdekaa Al Arab series
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The Mysterious Prophecy of Isaiah 53

The Prophet Isaiah

The Prophet Isaiah (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Day of Discovery

The Mystery of Deliverance, Part I

Join Dr. Michael Rydelnik and other biblical scholars as they engage in a captivating discussion to unlock the mysteries of one of the most fascinating passages of Scripture. You’ll gain insights from the Jewish and Christian perspectives as you examine the interpretations and implications. Discover and explore the clues that help to reveal the mystery of God’s deliverance, the servant, the sacrifice, and the fulfillment of prophecy.

via The Mysterious Prophecy of Isaiah 53, Part I: The Mystery of Deliverance

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