Noam Chomsky: Democracy, Plutocracy, Palestinians and Kurds

Noam Chomsky, idol of the youth

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with Noam Chomsky

Edip Yuksel, Nov 19, 2012

On Democracy, Plutocracy, Palestinians and Kurds

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The Climate Question: Degrees of Change, Parts 1 and 2

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Climate Change has become one of the biggest, most complex issues of our time. And the warnings from some of the world’s leading scientists are getting louder. But skeptics remain. Despite the data, many are unconvinced the science is on target. So we ask: is climate change man-made and, if so, what can we do to stop it? From the crumbling ice caps of the Arctic to the shifting sands of the Arabian Gulf, Al Jazeera takes you around the world to see first-hand the impact mankind is having on our planet. Continue reading

Post-Election: Expect More Drone And Space War by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
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Stop NATO
Nov. 20, 2012

Protesting for Drone Victims

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An estimated $6 billion was spent on the November 7 U.S. federal elections – $2.5 billion on the two major parties’ presidential campaigns alone, $1 billion of that on television ads – and Americans woke up the following morning to discover that nothing had changed. Sadder perhaps if no wiser.

The White House and the Senate remained in the hands of the Democratic Party and the House of Representatives under Republican control. Built-in structural stalemate will continue, with no substantive legislation passed for four more years, surely none beneficial to the American people or to world peace, each party blaming the other for the lack of results. Onward to the next six-billion – or ten-billion – dollar election.

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As Gaza is savaged again, understanding the BBC’s historical role is vital by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Global Research
www.johnpilger.com
November 22, 2012

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In Peter Watkins’ remarkable BBC film, The War Game, which foresaw the aftermath of an attack on London with a one-megaton nuclear bomb, the narrator says: “On almost the entire subject of thermo-clear weapons, there is now practically total silence in the press, official publications and on TV. Is there hope to be found in this silence?”

The truth of this statement was equal to its irony. On 24 November, 1965, the BBC banned The War Game as “too horrifying for the medium of broadcasting”. This was false. The real reason was spelt out by the chairman of the BBC Board of Governors, Lord Normanbrook, in a secret letter to the Secretary to the Cabinet, Sir Burke Trend.

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Israeli Сrimes Expose US Arab Despots by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
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East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
Nov. 23, 2012

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American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s hasty diplomatic shuttle from Southeast Asia to the Middle East this week can be seen as reflecting Washington’s priority to shore up stability in the region. It is a deep apprehension to maintain a shaky status quo that motivates Washington’s concern, not negotiating an end to appalling violence and human suffering in Gaza…

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like, Part I by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
Nov. 19, 2012

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The following is the first installment of a three-part exclusive for Occupy.com on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Originally published at Occupy.com.

In 2008, the United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab announced the U.S. entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks as “a pathway to broader Asia-Pacific regional economic integration.” Originating in 2005 as a “Strategic Economic Partnership” between a few select Pacific countries, the TPP has, as of October 2012, expanded to include 11 nations in total: the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia, with the possibility of several more joining in the future.

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Michael Hudson: Fiscal Cliff An Artificial Crisis

Capitalism isn't working..

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Updated: added the transcript

with Michael Hudson
Featured Writer
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http://michael-hudson.com
November 24, 2012

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Michael Hudson: Fiscal cliff was manufactured to shift more of the burden of the crisis onto ordinary people.

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