Greg Palast: BP Coverup, Coverup

Platform supply vessels battle the blazing rem...

Platform supply vessels battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
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May 21, 2012

Note: replaced video Mar. 22, 2012

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Greg Palast: US corporate media ignoring evidence of BP foreknowledge of problems that led to Gulf disaster

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The Madeleine Albright Commemoration: Iraq Genocide Memorial Day by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
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London, England
18 May 2012

“Get some new lawyers.”

— Then US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to UK Foreign Secretary Robin Cook on his assertion that the bombing of Balkan States was illegal under international law (1999) *

In this sixteenth anniversary year of Madeleine Albright stating her endorsement of half a million child sacrifices at the alter of the UN Embargo on Iraq as a “price worth it”, this silent holocaust is to be commemorated annually.

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Amy Goodman’s Talk After Winning the Gandhi Peace Award (2012)


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May 2012, Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, talks after being presented the Gandhi Peace Award by Promoting Enduring Peace in New Haven. The prestigious award has been given since the early ’50’s.

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Pompous Prevaricators of Power by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
May 15, 2012


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A friend who works in Congress and actually reads the Congressional Record suggested that a collection of excerpted falsehoods by Republicans on the floor of the House of Representatives and Senate would make compelling evidence for the truth of economist Albert Hirschman’s book, The Rhetoric of Reaction(1991).

Professor Hirschman, a very original political economist, found throughout American history the following three propositions were commonly used to counter social justice efforts:

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Nick Hanauer: Income Inequality

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Too Hot for TED: Income Inequality

by Jeffery A. Salter
May 16, 2012


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[…] “We’ve had it backward for the last 30 years,” he said. “Rich businesspeople like me don’t create jobs. Rather they are a consequence of an ecosystemic feedback loop animated by middle-class consumers, and when they thrive, businesses grow and hire, and owners profit. That’s why taxing the rich to pay for investments that benefit all is a great deal for both the middle class and the rich.” […]

via Too Hot for TED: Income Inequality – Jim Tankersley –

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NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations + “We want NATO ended”

NATO protests, May 20, 2012

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Thousands of police flood downtown Chicago

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