Finian Cunningham: The Hypocrisy of the U.S. on Bahrain and Syria, interviewed by Tim Gatto

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with Timothy V. Gatto and Finian Cunningham
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June 13, 2012

Finian Cunningham of Global Research will be with me tonight to speak to us about Bahrain and their failed Arab Spring. With U.S. help, the Kingdom continues to suppress their Democracy movement. The U.S. Fifth Fleet has their home port there.

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Dear Alex by Daniel N. White

by Daniel N. White
Guest Writer
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June 17, 2012

Occupy Wall Street

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Alex–

I am delighted that your recent editorial takes to task the nonsense of education, particularly higher education, as a panacea for what ails us here in the US in regards to a better economic future for all of us.

I have never thought that the push for more college spending and putting more people in college was ever an honest social policy prescription. The people behind it had too much of an economic stake in the policy for me to ever take it seriously.

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Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein call on Congressional Hearings on Obama’s Kill List

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by Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein
The Nader Page
June 14, 2012

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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June 11, 2012

Honorable Patrick Leahy
Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee
United States Senate
Committee on the Judiciary
224 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Honorable Lamar Smith
Chairman, House Judiciary Committee
United States House of Representatives
2138 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Re: Upholding and Defending the Constitution

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U.S. Exploits Syrian Situation For Showdown With Russia by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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Stop NATO
June 15, 2012

On June 12 what passes for the U.S.’s top diplomat, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, further escalated tensions with Russia in an appearance with Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Brookings Institution, a think tank that has supplied the Barack Obama administration with many of its key foreign policy personnel.

With an Israeli flag behind her and waving her right hand in the air, she vociferated:

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The Egyptian “Soft Coup” – Martial Law and Military Dictatorship + Egyptian Military Council Severely Restricts Authority of Newly Elected

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Updated: June 18, 2012

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Jihan Hafiz reports thousands of Egyptians hit the streets rejecting the disbanding of Parliament, as the Egyptian military is moving towards full dictatorship

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Israeli Comptroller Confirms Mistakes Were Made Regarding the Mavi Marmara Flotilla Raid by Dennis Kucinich + Israeli navy attacks Oliva human rights boat

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by Dennis Kucinich
Washington D.C.
June 14, 2012

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A report by the Israeli state comptroller criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his handling of the commando raid on the Mavi Marmara in 2010, which resulted in the death of nine people. The report found that Prime Minister Netanyahu failed to heed multiple warnings from top officials in his government that militarily enforcing the blockade on Gaza could result in violence. Congressman Kucinich personally wrote to the Israeli Ambassador on May 26, 2010, 5 days before the raid, urging him to “take the necessary measures to alert [the Israeli] government of the mission of this ship.”

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Brother Sun and Sister Moon (1972)

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St. Francis of Assisi

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Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Italian: Fratello Sole, Sorella Luna) is a 1972 film directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Graham Faulkner and Judi Bowker. The film is a biopic of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Francesco, the spoiled son of Pietro Bernardone, a wealthy textile merchant, returns home from fighting in the war between Assisi and Perugia. Continue reading

The Stimulator: Golden Dawn’s ultra-violence

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Jun 13, 2012 by

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This Week:

1. Greek anarchists in Prague?
2. Golden Dawn’s Dark hour
3. Immigrants invade Athens’ streets
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Romney’s Campaign of Inanity by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
June 14, 2012

Day 9 Occupy Wall Street September 25 2011 Shankbone 25

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Mitt Romney’s daily dittohead assertions make one wonder what he got out of the law and business degrees he received from Harvard University. One of his regular blasts blames Barack Obama for the daily reports of bad economic indicators. Unemployment increases – blame Obama. Retail sales decline – blame Obama. Profits not rising – blame Obama. Housing crisis continues– blame Obama.

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Chris Hedges: Rapid soci-economic decay across the U.S.

with Chris Hedges
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June 15, 2012

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Jun 14, 2012 by

Chris Hedges: A look at our nation’s “sacrifice zones” as evidence of rapid soci-economic decay across the US.

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Chris Hedges is one of our nation’s most insightful cultural critics and authors. For almost 20 years he was a foreign correspondent in war zones and conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, having reported for The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and other news outlets. Continue reading

Pentagon’s Last Frontier: Battle-Hardened Troops Headed To Africa by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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June 12, 2012

As the U.S. begins to wind down more than ten consecutive years of combat, mainly counterinsurgency, operations in what has variously been labeled the Broader, Greater and New Middle East, war-tested troops are being prepared for redeployment to Africa and Latin (largely South) America.

Last September President Barack Obama hailed the five million U.S. soldiers that have served in the so-called global war on terror, what he called the 9/11 generation, in the preceding decade.

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Top UK Award Goes to Journalist Who Exposed Secrets of Afghanistan War

Congratulations to Gareth Porter
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The Martha Gellhorn Trust
Press Release
June 15, 2012

Gareth Porter, the Washington-based journalist, has won the prestigious Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism for 2012 for his investigation of US ‘killing strategy’ in Afghanistan, including the targeting of people through their mobile phones.

The judges said: ‘In a series of extraordinary articles, Gareth Porter has torn away the facades of the Obama administration and disclosed a military strategy that amounts to a war against civilians.’

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Moyers and Company: Dark Money in Politics

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The future of American elections

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June 15, 2012

On this week’s Moyers & Company, Bill talks with historian Thomas Frank, author of the bestseller What’s the Matter With Kansas?, about the power of concentrated money to subvert democracy. How does a society built on democratic ideals allow them to become so corrupted? Frank’s most recent book is Pity the Billionaire.

Bill also talks to Mother Jones editors Clara Jeffery and Monika Bauerlein, who continue to throw light on what they call “dark money” — the conspiracy of cash that allows the rich to influence our most fundamental political freedoms. On the show, Bill calls out some of the biggest super PAC donors, revealing how easy it is for the wealthy one percent to sway an election.

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via http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-dark-money-in-politics/

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