To the Red Hot Chili Peppers: You can’t ‘play for a better day’ in Israel

Sent by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Italy
27 May 2012

Israel - Boycott, divest, sanction

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An open letter from BDS Italy

Sign the international petition calling on the Red Hot Chili Peppers to cancel their concert in Israel!

Dear Flea, Anthony, Chad and Josh,

After learning of your planned concert in Tel Aviv, we felt compelled to add our voices to the international chorus of calls to cancel that gig. As a band with a conscience, we can’t see you performing in a privileged bubble, surrounded by millions of Palestinians forced to live under Israeli oppression, apartheid and occupation.

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The Greek Affair by Gaither Stewart + Syriza

by Gaither Stewart
Featured Writer
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Rome, Italy
May 23, 2012

Symbol of the Crisis of the European Union or Paradigm of Europe’s Salvation

It is an ironic twist of history that Greece, the cradle of Western culture, today, 2500 years after the acme of Hellenic glory, appears on the stage of history in the best of cases as victim, and in the worst, as the symbol of the threat to the collapse of the West European society.

SYRIZA, an acronym signifying “Coalition of the Radical Left”, is favored to win upcoming re-elections following the inconclusive elections held last May 6. Today’s ungovernable and crisis-ridden Greece is shaking the foundation of the European Union. Continue reading

Rise Like Lions – Occupy Wall Street and the Seeds of Revolution

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 Madondo's Occupy Ottawa Experience 2

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May 24, 2012 by

http://metanoia-films.org/rise-like-lions/

“Scott Noble’s film Rise Like Lions takes the people, actions, and words from the camps and streets of Occupy Wall Street and provides a radical, compelling and inspiring account of what the movement is about. Watch it. Share it. Do it!” -Ron Jacobs, Journalist, Author The Co-Conspirator’s Tale

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Goal is Regime Change – The Pretext of WMD in Syria by Finian Cunningham

Hands off Iran and Syria

Image by Eman Jueid for Aslan Media via Flickr

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
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East Africa
May 22, 2012

NATO’s alleged “concerns” over Syria and its anticipated military intervention in that country seem to multiply and interchange like an alchemist’s brew. From human rights and democratic reforms, to the latest alleged concern of a takeover in Syria by Al Qaeda militants and the theft of chemical weapons of mass destruction.

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Killings, cancer, corruption and Azerbaijan: Eurovision in the Islamic Republic of BP by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
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www.gregpalast.com
crossposted at Left Foot Forward
May 26, 2012

Русский: Станок-качалка для механической добыч...

Русский: Станок-качалка для механической добычи нефти штанговыми глубинными насосами. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Palast’s book Vultures’ Picnic will be released in Britain June 26. Catch Palast with Special Guest Warren Ellis, info here.

Will “Beyond Petroleum” oil giant BP pick the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest today in Baku, Azerbaijan? If so, I wouldn’t be surprised.

When I was arrested by the military police of during my investigation of BP for Channel 4′s Dispatches in 2010, one of the cops who surrounded our crew in the desert told us, with great pride:

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Cooperative Banking by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Featured Writer
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webofdebt.com
May 23, 2012

According to both the Mayan and Hindu calendars, 2012 (or something very close) marks the transition from an age of darkness, violence and greed to one of enlightenment, justice, and peace.  It’s hard to see that change just yet in the events relayed in the major media, but a shift does seem to be happening behind the scenes; and this is particularly true in the once-boring world of banking.

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U.S. Hard Line in Failed Iran Talks Driven by Israel by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
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crossposted at ISP
May 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2012 (IPS) – Negotiations between Iran and the United States and other members of the P5+1 group in Baghdad ended in fundamental disagreement Thursday over the position of the P5+1 offering no relief from sanctions against Iran.

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The Power Principle: Empire – Propaganda – Apocalypse (must-see)

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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.

State of the Union

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“A gripping, deeply informative account of the plunder, hypocrisy, and mass violence of plutocracy and empire; insightful, historically grounded and highly relevant to the events of today.” – Michael Parenti, Historian, Author The Face of Imperialism [at 1:24:00 in the 1st part]

Pt 1: Empire

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