Sara Flounders: Protests Against NATO in Chicago

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NATO Protest

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May 31, 2012 by

Sara Flounders, Secretariat member of Workers World Party, speaks about the protests against NATO in Chicago. Her remarks were made in May of 2012, at a Workers World Party forum in New York City.

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Pentagon Prepares for Confrontation in the Asia-Pacific by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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June 2, 2012

In January of this year the three officials in charge of U.S. global military strategy and operations – commander-in-chief President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey – unveiled the 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance, entitled “Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense,” which officially confirmed American plans to increase its military presence in the Asia-Pacific region to counter China, now the world’s second-largest economy.

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Permaculture Research Institute of Australia: Zaytuna Farm Tour

Yummy Juliet Tomatoes

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For much more info and pictures, go here:

http://permaculture.org.au

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Juice News: A News Hope – Julian Assange vs Rupert Murdoch

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Free Bradley Manning Banner

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Juice Rap News presents the new bulletin of “news show for the internet nation”.

Robert Foster talks about rebel journalists who dare to challenge the establishment’s grip on information. No reliable media at a time of corporate wars. The people of Earth are misinformed as “speakers of truth are censored and imprisoned”.

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Barry O’Bomber: Where Are The Lawyers? by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
May 30, 2012

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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The rule of law is rapidly breaking down at the top levels of our government. As officers of the court, we have sworn to “support the Constitution,” which clearly implies an affirmative commitment on our part.

Take the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The conservative American Bar Association sent three white papers to President Bush describing his continual unconstitutional policies. Then and now civil liberties groups and a few law professors, such as the stalwart David Cole of Georgetown University and Jonathan Turley of George Washington University, have distinguished themselves in calling out both presidents for such violations and the necessity for enforcing the rule of law.

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The Leveson Inquiry into the British press – oh, what a lovely game by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
www.johnpilger.com, 31 May 2012
Global Research, June 1, 2012

Rupert Murdoch is a bad man. His son James is also bad. Rebekah Brooks is allegedly bad. The News of the World was very bad; it hacked phones and pilloried people. British prime ministers grovelled before this iniquity. David Cameron even sent text messages to Brooks signed “LoL”, and they all had parties in the Cotswolds with Jeremy Clarkson. Nods and winks were duly exchanged on the BSkyB deal.

Shock, horror.

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Facts and expert opinion otherwise be damned by Daniel N. White

by Daniel N. White
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June 1, 2012

Chicago Anti-War Protest

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No Shit, Sherlock. Or Duh! Or any other of those common expressions we all know so well when something obvious to everyone else is news to you because you were sleeping or in a coma or something equally incapacitating. The information in these two outstanding books–Intel Wars, by Matthew M. Aid, and The Operators, by Michael Hastings–at least the information that really matters is pretty damned obvious and has been for a very long time to me at any rate and that doesn’t change the sad fact that most people don’t know it. Or worse, won’t acknowledge it.

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Pennsylvania Politics Continues to Override Humane Actions by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
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www.walterbrasch.com
June 1, 2012

Pidgeon scrutiny

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A national animal welfare organization has filed an ethics complaint against a Pennsylvania district attorney.

SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness) charges Bucks County DA David Heckler with conflict-of-interest, favoritism, and failure to fulfill his professional responsibilities. The ethics complaint was filed with the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

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The Enemies of Economic Stimulus by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
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June 1, 2012

Make Capitalism Extinct

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Call me a socialist, a communist, a radical, whatever. What matters are the ideas one presents to make this a better place to live and grow. Period!

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Immortal Technique: We Need to Embrace Our Humanity More

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Immortal Technique

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May 30, 2012 by

Hip-hop artist Immortal Technique is a self-described social guerrilla. Felipe Coronel is the real name of the Peruvian-born, Harlem-raised political activist who raps about politics, religion and racism. Since the genesis of the OWS movement, Tech has been an active voice for the cause, and on July 10 a documentary will be released showing his everyday life. He now joins us with more on his beliefs and his work.

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Pentagon Consolidates Control Over Balkans by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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May 30, 2012

Ahead of, during and after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 25th summit in Chicago on May 20-21, the Pentagon has continued expanding its permanent military presence in the former Yugoslavia and the rest of the Balkan region.

The military bloc’s two-day conclave in Chicago formalized, among several other initiatives including the initial activation of its U.S.-dominated interceptor missile system and Global Hawk-equipped Alliance Ground Surveillance operations, a new category of what NATO calls aspirant countries next in line for full Alliance membership. Continue reading

On Anarchy: An Interview with Andrew Gavin Marshall by Devon DB

Anarchism

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by Devon DB
Interview with Andrew Gavin Marshall
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http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
Originally posted at: WhatAboutPeace by Devon DB
May 31, 2012

This is a transcript of an email interview I had with Andrew Gavin Marshall, Project Manager of The People’s Book Project. In it we discuss anarchism, trace its beginnings, delve into some of its history in both the United States and around the world, and conclude by discussing anarchism’s effect on today’s Occupy movement.

Devon DB: Could you provide a working definition of anarchism?

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