Chris Hedges: Obama’s Assault On Our Civil Liberties Far Worse than Bush + Glenn Greenwald: “An Injury to One is an Injury to All” Conference

by Chris Hedges
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December 8, 2012

Anti-NDAA Feb 2nd 26

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Joan Livingston·Dec 6, 2012

Author-activist Chris Hedges discusses how problems with the current political system sparked the Occupy movement and where the movement is going. Co-sponsored by Boston Review and MIT’s Political-Science department, the presentation was part of the “Ideas Matter” series (; joining Hedges on the panel were Debra Satz, J. Phillip Thompson, and Nadeem Mazen.

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The Omissions of “Mainstream” Journalism: “History in the Un-Making” by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Global Research
5 December 2012

Project Censored: Important stories unreported or suppressed by the media most Americans watch or read.

In the week Lord Leveson published almost a million words about his inquiry into the “culture, practice and ethics” of Britain’s corporate press, two illuminating books about media and freedom were also published. Their contrast with the Punch and Judy show staged by Leveson is striking.

For 36 years, Project Censored, based in California, has documented critically important stories unreported or suppressed by the media most Americans watch or read. This year’s report is Censored 2013: Dispatches from the media revolution by Mickey Huff and Andy Lee Roth (Seven Stories Press). Continue reading

Michael Parenti: They Start Out By Demonizing Their Leader

with Michael Parenti
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December 8, 2012

“The Empire feeds off the republic.” — Michael Parenti

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by Radio Free Kansas
December 8, 2012

Michael Parenti is an internationally known award-winning author and lecturer. He is one of the nation’s leading progressive political analysts. His highly informative and entertaining books and talks have reached a wide range of audiences in North America and abroad.

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Ensuring Scottish Sovereignty: Exploring the Public Bank Option by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
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December 8, 2012

The Royal Bank of Scotland & The One Million Pound Man

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The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and the Bank of Scotland have been pillars of Scotland’s economy and culture for over three centuries.  So when the RBS was nationalized by the London-based UK government following the 2008 banking crisis, and the Bank of Scotland was acquired by the London-based Lloyds Bank, it came as a shock to the Scots.  They no longer owned their oldest and most venerable banks.

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I Wonder How Mario Savio Would Be Treated At SSU Today by Shepherd Bliss

by Shepherd Bliss
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December 13, 2012

Free Speech Mural, Berkeley

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The creation of the Mario Savio Speakers’ Corner this semester was my favorite event during my five years at Sonoma State University. It was a good example of what is taught in SSU’s Foundations of Leadership course, UNIV. 238, which I taught for three years.

The dynamic Savio was a beloved teacher at SSU from 1990-1996. He is best known as a leader of the Free Speech Movement in the mid-sixties, while a student at the University of California, Berkeley. That movement galvanized students around the U.S. against the American War in Vietnam. The Savio memorial committee wanted to inspire people, as Savio did, “to act upon conscience to insure justice.”

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COP18: “We are Running Out of Time”

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democracynow, Dec 6, 2012

Most major issues remain unresolved at the U.N. climate summit in Doha as negotiators enter the final stretch of the two-week summit. While the Doha talks involve nations working toward a pact to limit greenhouse gases starting in 2020, many say the world cannot wait that long. The United States has come under intense criticism at the summit from environmentalists and smaller nations who say President Obama has failed to meet his stated commitments to tackle global warming. Continue reading

Sri Lanka is Descending Towards a Lawless State by Suren Surendiran

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December 8, 2012

3rd Mu’l’livaaykkaal remembrance day

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8 December 2012

Sri Lanka is descending towards a lawless State – Global Tamil Forum

Global Tamil Forum (GTF) strongly deplores the attack, by members of the Sri Lankan security forces on Jaffna University students staging a peaceful protest, on Wednesday November 28th and calls for the immediate release of four Tamil students subsequently arrested by the Terrorism Investigative Division (TID) on trumped-up charges and remain in custody.

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Journalists targeted in Israeli attack–International War Crime

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An injured journalist from Al Aqusa TV, Gaza

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TheRealNews·Dec 7, 2012

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