Noam Chomsky On The NDAA: The U.S. Constitution Is Being Scrapped

Chicago Protest Against Guantanamo Jan 11, 2012 - Photo by FJJ

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Dandelion Salad

with Noam Chomsky

Nov 23, 2012 by LeighaCohen

(CFPA) 33rd Annual Conference & Interfaith Service for Peace on Sunday, November 11, 2012 in Princeton featuring Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman & Juan Cole.

We are treated to some 44 minutes of Noam Chomsky’s special clarity just a week after the 2012 Election’s wide ranging discussion of Media, Objectivity and Reality in US Foreign Policy on Terrorism and the Middle East.

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Western State Terrorism Loses Crucial Battle In Gaza by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from
Nov. 23, 2012


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It was a David and Goliath battle in which the Zionist Goliath was forced to retreat with a bloody nose and a severely dented ego.

The biblical reference is rather apt since the Zionist regime launched its onslaught – Pillar of Cloud – on the people of Gaza with presumptuous divine right only to find that their God was not on their side. While the casualties and toll of human suffering are as usual disproportionately inflicted on the Palestinian men, women and children, nevertheless the victors in this latest battle are the people of Gaza and the many people around the world who stood with them.

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Why So Secretive? The Trans-Pacific Partnership as Global Corporate Coup, Part II by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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Nov. 21, 2012

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The following is the second installment of a three-part exclusive on the TPP for

Part 1: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most secretive and “least transparent” trade negotiations in history.

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Stand Still For the Apocalypse by Chris Hedges


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by Chris Hedges
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November 26, 2012

Humans must immediately implement a series of radical measures to halt carbon emissions or prepare for the collapse of entire ecosystems and the displacement, suffering and death of hundreds of millions of the globe’s inhabitants, according to a report commissioned by the World Bank. The continued failure to respond aggressively to climate change, the report warns, will mean that the planet will inevitably warm by at least 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century, ushering in an apocalypse.

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How Neoliberal Tax and Financial Policy Impoverishes Russia – Needlessly by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
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November 23, 2012

Anti Capitalism

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* A shorter version of this paper has been published in the Russian Academy of Sciences journal, Mir Peremen (The World of Transformations), 2012 (3):49-64 (in Russian). An earlier version was posted by the Global Policy Forum meeting in Yaroslavl, Russia, September 7-8, 2011, on its website.

Russian poverty is unnecessary. Like all poverty in today’s high-productivity age, it is the result of bad policy. There is no technological need for it, nor is Russia lacking in a full spectrum of natural resources and economic potential. Continue reading

Israeli War Crimes: “Surgical Strikes” against Palestinian Children by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
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London, England
24 November 2012

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Light the fire so I can see my tears
On the night of the massacre … — Samih al-Qasim, 1939 – present

It was that “pinpoint accuracy”, “surgical strike” stuff again.  There were “unavoidable tragic errors”, “mistakes”, “scrupulous efforts made to avoid” etc., blah. And as Britain’s Colonel Richard Kemp declared of the fourteen hundred dead of the Christmas and New Year onslaught on Gaza in 2008-2009: “Mistakes are not war crimes.”

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