Finian Cunningham: U.S. behind heinous crimes of Bahraini regime

with Finian Cunningham
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East Africa
April 22, 2012

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Bruce Gagnon: The Deadly Connection: Endless War and the Ecological, Economic Crisis

by Bruce Gagnon
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Organizing Notes
April 22, 2012

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From my talk in Santa Monica, California on April 4. Thanks to Mansoor Sabbagh, Director of Global Voices for Justice, for filming and editing the video.

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Bruce Gagnon gave a talk on the topic of “The Deadly Connection: Endless War and the Ecological, Economic Crisis.” He is a veteran, activist, organizer, and coordinator for Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, founded in 1992.

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Productivity, The Miracle of Compound Interest and Poverty by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
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http://michael-hudson.com
April 22, 2012

Capitalism

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This is a re-working of my second talk at the Rimini MMT conference, as heard on Guns and Butter.

Suppose you were alive back in 1945 and were told about all the new technology that would be invented between then and now: the computers and internet, mobile phones and other consumer electronics, faster and cheaper air travel, super trains and even outer space exploration, higher gas mileage on the ground, plastics, medical breakthroughs and science in general. Continue reading

The Last Days of the Lilliputians by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
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Dandelion Salad
April 21, 2012

Too Big to Fail

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In Gulliver’s Travels the tiny Lilliputians attacked the much larger Gulliver while he was sleeping and tied him to the ground with thousands of threads. In a similar way the ruling elite have tied the working class in bondage. Small in number but great in power, the elite have designed myriad mechanisms of control to hold the much larger working class down and force it to work for them. These include institutions such as mainstream politics, media, schools, labor unions, police, courts, military, and patriarchal gender roles. They also include emotionally laden concepts such as rugged individualism, a false image of socialism, and the very way we conceive of social class.

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Kabul Attacks: Later, she turned pale + Photos of Soldiers With Afghan Corpses

by Hakim
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Dandelion Salad
http://ourjourneytosmile.com
April 19, 2012

Enough! Stand for Peace and Justice!

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This video was filmed as we kept each other company nearby the attacks on the Afghan Parliament building, the Parliament being one of seven separate locations in Kabul where the ‘Taliban’ launched 18 hours of co-ordinated attacks on the 15th of April 2012.

In the video as it was in our hearts that day, the senseless sounds of the fighting could be ‘felt’.

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Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s message of change, on which real hope depends

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on Dec 27, 2011

From http://JillStein.org — In this first video message from Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate addresses the White House’s recent agreements to violate the 6th, 7th, and 8th Amendments to the Constitution, to speed up the timetable on the Keystone Pipeline, and to eliminate the national health care standard. In the message, Dr. Stein says that, “I’m taking about real hope for deep change — the kind that’s breaking out all over.

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Malta: Case Study In NATO Subversion And Coercion by Rick Rozoff

An enlargeable map of the Republic of Malta

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

by Rick Rozoff
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Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
April 22, 2012

On April 20 the European Affairs spokesman of Malta’s opposition Labour Party, George Vella, demanded the resignation of the government’s permanent representative to the European Union, Richard Cachia Caruana, over the latter’s role in dragging the island nation back into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Partnership for Peace program behind the back of parliament four years ago.

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Ralph Nader endorses Rocky Anderson; Not much difference between Obama and Romney; Occupy highlights Inequality

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We are the 99%!

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with Ralph Nader

CBS
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April 17, 2012

Ralph Nader, consumer advocate, former presidential candidate and author talks to CBSNews.com senior political reporter, Brian Montopoli about Obama, the Occupy movement and corporatism in America.

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BP Cover-up Part 2: Bribery, George Bush and WikiLeaks by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
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Exclusive for EcoWatch.org
Friday, April 20, 2012

BP on the Ocean

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Evidence now implicates top BP executives as well as its partners Chevron and Exxon and the Bush Administration in the deadly cover-up –– which included falsifying a report to the Securities Exchange Commission.

Yesterday, Ecowatch.org revealed that, in September 2008, nearly two years before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP rig had blown out in the Caspian Sea––which BP concealed from U.S. regulators and Congress.

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The Globalization of Hollow Politics by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig
April 23, 2012

François Hollande meeting de vincennes

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I went to Lille in northern France a few days before the first round of the French presidential election to attend a rally held by the socialist candidate François Holland. It was a depressing experience. Thunderous music pulsated through the ugly and poorly heated Zenith convention hall a few blocks from the city center. The rhetoric was as empty and cliché-driven as an American campaign event. Words like “destiny,” “progress” and “change” were thrown about by Holland, who looks like an accountant and made oratorical flourishes and frenetic arm gestures that seemed calculated to evoke the last socialist French president, François Mitterrand. There was the singing of “La Marseillaise” when it was over. Continue reading