Wake Up: Reject the Two-Party Plutocracy by Joel S. Hirschhorn + Gary Johnson: Let’s End The Growing Police State

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
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September 21, 2012

Here we go again.  Millions of Americans will soon vote for either the Republican or Democratic presidential candidate not because they deeply believe that he is absolutely the best possible president the country needs and can have.  No, they will know that they are compromising and choosing the lesser of two evils, mainly because most people know that both major parties and their candidates stink.  The lesser evil is still a loser.

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The CEB Story: The Liberator — Open Source Brick Press

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OSE's open source compressed earth brick press

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This story traces the evolution of the Liberator, OSE’s open source compressed earth brick press, from 2007 to 2012. If you’re interested in our CEB press, you can find our information and designs at opensourceecology.org/

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Apartheid never died in South Africa. It inspired a world order upheld by force and illusion by John Pilger

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By John Pilger
Global Research
September 20, 2012

Township Life

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The murder of 34 miners by the South African police, most of them shot in the back, puts paid to the illusion of post-apartheid democracy and illuminates the new worldwide apartheid of which South Africa is both an historic and contemporary model.

In 1894, long before the infamous Afrikaans word foretold “separate development” for the majority people of South Africa, an Englishman, Cecil John Rhodes, oversaw the Glen Grey Act in what was then the Cape Colony. This was designed to force blacks from agriculture into an army of cheap labour, principally for the mining of newly discovered gold and other precious minerals. Continue reading

Michael Hudson: QE3 Another Fed Give Away to the Banks

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Updated: Sept. 25, 2012 added transcript

with Michael Hudson
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September 23, 2012

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Michael Hudson: Shoveling money to the banks not meant to create jobs, it’s a way to give banks even more speculative capital and prepare them for another meltdown.

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The “Surge” is Over. The War is Not by Dennis Kucinich

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by Dennis Kucinich
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 21, 2012)

Chicago Anti-War Protest

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following statement following the announcement that the “surge” in Afghanistan has ended. In 2009, 33,000 additional troops were deployed to Afghanistan. Today, troop deployment levels have returned to the pre-“surge” levels. Sixty-eight thousand brave men and women continue to put their lives on the line.

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John Pilger: Apartheid Did Not Die (1998)

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With John Pilger

South Africa

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John Pilger

John Pilger was banned from South Africa for his reporting during the apartheid era. On his return thirty years later with Alan Lowery, he describes the extraordinary generosity of a liberated people, but asks who are the true beneficiaries of a democracy – the black majority or the white minority? Won the Gold Award in the category of ‘Film & Video Production: Political/International Issues’, Worldfest-Flagstaff, 1998; Certificate for Creative Excellence (third place), U.S. International Film & Video Festival, Elmhurst, Illinois, 1999.

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