Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Fossil Fuel, Nuclear Fission, Central Banking, War by Rand Clifford

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

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June 16, 2012

Sense those hooves pounding around the world?

Little surprise that these four bedfellows have in their reins the fate of humanity, even life on Earth. Profit and conquest are all that matter; there is no such thing as enough, only, more.

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Chris Hedges: The Whole House of Cards Is Coming Down

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June 17, 2012

Interviewed by William Stranger

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Ralph Nader: The two-party tyranny

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DemocracyNow.org -In 2008, Barack Obama pledged to raise the minimum wage every year once elected, but the hourly rate of $7.25 hasn’t increased since 2007. Low-wage workers now make far less than they did four decades ago. Last week Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. introduced The Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2012. It draws its name from the idea that the federal minimum wage would be $10.55 an hour now if it had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years. Continue reading

Libya: New AFRICOM And NATO Beachhead In Africa by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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June 16, 2012

On June 15 the news agency of the U.S. Defense Department, American Forces Press Service, ran a story on commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Army General Carter Ham’s testimony before the House Armed Services Committee four months before in which he which averred that last year’s war against Libya “imparted important lessons” for the Pentagon’s newest regional military command.

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26 Members of Congress Demand Answers About Combat Drone Program by Dennis Kucinich

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Indict Obama Drones

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by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington
June 13, 2012

Bipartisan Letter Calls for Legal Justification of “Signature” Drone Strikes

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and twenty-five fellow Members of Congress today wrote to President Obama demanding the White House’s legal justification for “signature” drone strikes, which could significantly increase the risk of killing innocent civilians or those who have no relationship to a potential attack on the U.S., further enflaming anti-U.S. sentiment abroad.

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Media Lies, Corporate Ties, and Truth Dies? … Don’t Count on It! by Andrew Gavin Marshall

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June 18, 2012

LIES!

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I’m Here to be as Annoying as Humanly Possible to Those in Power

Our media is a melting-pot of misinformation, bought and owned by billionaires and oligarchs, whether it is public, private, or foundation-funded. Information is integral, propaganda is power, and media is money. Control of the media leads directly to control of the minds of those who consume it, and like all patterns of consumption, it is sustained by profit, but its purpose is much deeper, more pervasive and permanent: social control.

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When Chomsky wept by Fred Branfman

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By Fred Branfman
Salon.com
June 17, 2012

 I first met Noam Chomsky, in Laos, where I showed him the devastating effects of U.S. air raids

Forty-two years ago I had an unusual experience. I became friendly with a guy named Noam Chomsky. I came to know him as a human being before becoming fully aware of his fame and the impact of his work. I have often thought of this experience since — both because of the insights it gave me into him and, more important, the deep trouble in which our nation and world find themselves today. Continue reading

Chandra Muzaffar: Containing China, Syria, BRICS and more

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Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, President of the International Movement for a Just World analyses a wide variety of issues including the emerging BRICS nations, the crisis in Syria, and the implications of Washington’s policy shift to the Asia-Pacific region.

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Occupy Will Be Back by Chris Hedges

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Greek Pro-Bailout Party Wins Most Seats as Majority Reject the Deal + What Did the Greek Elections Decide?

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Updated: June 18, 2012

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Dimitri Lascaris: New Democracy win a hollow victory as majority of Greeks reject austerity and underlying problems remain unsolved

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