by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Sept. 27, 2012
Here is an open letter that Barack Obama should write to Mitt Romney – pronto!
Dear Mr. Romney:
Not a day goes by without you blaming me for every slumping or stagnant economic indicator. Unemployment, increases in the number of food stamp recipients, government borrowing, and spending, home foreclosures, economic uncertainty for businesses, trade deficits – you name it. Only for droughts and hurricanes have you absolved me from responsibility. Continue reading
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with Greg Palast
September 30, 2012
Sep 29, 2012 by talkingsticktv
Talk by investigative journalist Greg Palast author of “Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps” given September 27, 2012 at Town Hall Seattle in Seattle, WA.
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Sep 26, 2012 by stimulator
For over 4 months, students and their allies, took over the streets of Montreal every day, to protest a tuition hike imposed by the liberal party in Quebec.
On September 21st, the newly elected Premier of Quebec scrapped the tuition hike and repealed a controversial law, that effectively banned public demonstrations.
While this is being touted as a victory by many in the student movement, one element that made this success possible is already being overshadowed. How the the movement’s militant street politics transformed the student strike from a single issue campaign to an uncompromising social insurrection. Continue reading
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by Cindy Sheehan
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Sept. 30, 2012
This week, Cindy Sheehan, interviews Marxist economics professor, Richard D. Wolff.
Professor Wolff breaks a complicated subject down with easily understood analogies and with prophetic solutions.
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Sep 30, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
The recent drought in the United States has damaged crops and driven up food prices.
However, organic farmers say that they have fared better, thanks to alternative growing methods.
Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Ottawa, Illiois.
by Rick Rozoff
September 25, 2012
NATO Training Mission Afghanistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
On September 24 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization granted Iraq the second Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme under the auspices of the bloc’s latest military collaboration and integration framework, partners across the globe.
The latter program (for which the substantives are occasionally capitalized), NATO’s latest, incorporates to date eight nations in the broader Asia-Pacific region (including West Asia, the Middle East) that have supplied troops for the U.S.-led military organization’s war in Afghanistan under International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) command or are subsumed under NATO consultative arrangements and training programs like the Afghanistan-Pakistan-ISAF Tripartite Commission, the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and the NATO Training Mission – Iraq.
[Watch a clip from Surviving Progress (2011)]
by Michael Hudson
September 23, 2012
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Below are the transcripts from the film Surviving Progress I was a part of. The film can be purchased from the website.
Canada FILM group on PROGRESS 2010: The Road to Debt Serfdom Cinémaginaire, ASHOP (USA): Interview with Michael Hudson – Tapes #112-113-114
Theme: In the name of “progress,” the world is regressing to neoserfdom.
Mainstream economics has become a body of assumptions selected to rationalize a “trickle-down” tax policy favoring the financial sector driving the rest of the economy into debt, turning the economic surplus into interest charges – to be recycled into yet more debt creation. Continue reading
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with Chris Hedges
September 29, 2012
Sep 28, 2012 by TheRealNews
Chris Hedges: We filed our lawsuit because this legislation threatens basic democratic rights allowing for indefinite military detention to repress domestic protest.
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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
Sept. 28, 2012
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REGARDING THE ACQUISITION OF FOUR U.S. WIND FARM PROJECT COMPANIES BY RALLS CORPORATION
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (section 721), 50 U.S.C. App. 2170,
Jill Dalton asks, Is It Fascism Yet? in her new ebook. Yes, Jill, it is Fascism.
Sept. 28, 2012
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Moyers & Company presents “United States of ALEC,” a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of — ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a “nonpartisan public-private partnership”. But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge.
Using interviews, documents, and field reporting, the episode explores ALEC’s self-serving machine at work, acting in a way one Wisconsin politician describes as “a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interests.”
with Chris Hedges
September 28, 2012
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Sep 25, 2012 by heckofjob
Interview with Tangerine Bolen of Revolution Truth and Chris Hedges American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist regarding the lawsuit against Obama over the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Section 1021.
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with Noam Chomsky
Sep 19, 2012 by SISSAschool
On September 17, 2012, Noam Chomsky held a public lecture with the title “The Emerging World Order: its roots, our legacy” at Politeama Rossetti in Trieste.
Updated: Sept. 27, 2012 added transcript
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Sep 26, 2012 by RTAmerica
On Wednesday night, Julian Assange, the creator of Wikileaks, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in an event called “Strengthening Human Rights” from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has been trapped for several months. The event that was hosted by the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino and gave Assange a platform to draw attention to his case and he emphasized the importance of revealing the truth. Here is that speech.
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Sep 26, 2012 by RussiaToday
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s eighth address to the UN General Assembly was defined mostly by its absences: The Syrian conflict and an infamous anti-Muslim film weren’t mentioned, and the US delegation wasn’t present in the chamber.
by Gareth Porter
crossposted at ISP
Sept. 24, 2012
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WASHINGTON, Sep 24 2012 (IPS) – Iran has again offered to halt its enrichment of uranium to 20 percent, which the United States has identified as its highest priority in the nuclear talks, in return for easing sanctions against Iran, according to Iran’s permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Ali Asghar Soltanieh, who has conducted Iran’s negotiations with the IAEA in Tehran and Vienna, revealed in an interview with IPS that Iran had made the offer at the meeting between EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton and Iran’s leading nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili in Istanbul Sep. 19.