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with Chris Hedges
February 28, 2013
Edmonton Public Library·Feb 28, 2013
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt: EPL presented Chris Hedges to launch Freedom to Read Week 2013 in Edmonton. Chris spoke about injustice and corporate greed in America…and argued Canada is travelling the same path.
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Tagged Chris Hedges, Chris Hedges on Dandelion Salad, Days of Destruction-Days of Revolt on Dandelion Salad, Keystone Pipeline, Meet the new boss the same as the old boss, NDAA, Occupy Wall Street on Dandelion Salad
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by Michael Parenti
Michael Parenti Blog
February 28, 2013
In 1951, only five years after World War II ended, I managed to make my way to Paris where I landed a job as a courier diplomatique (messenger boy) for the United Nations Sixth General Assembly. Despite the years of war and deprivation, Paris still was a special place with its history, its cafes, galleries, bridges, ornate edifices, and narrow winding cobblestone streets, some seemingly as old as the city itself.
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NextNewsNetwork·Feb 26, 2013 Continue reading
by Greg Palast
February 27, 2013
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Jim Crow is alive and well — and he has mounted a new attack on the law Martin Luther King dreamed of: the Voting Rights Act.
Today, February 27, the Supreme Court will hear a suit brought by Shelby County, Alabama, which challenges the right of the Department of Justice to review changes in voting procedure. Example: Attempts to cut the number of early voting days, to expunge “illegal alien” voters without any evidence, refusing Spanish-language ballots, have been blocked by the Department of Justice and courts because they have stopped Black and Hispanic citizens casting ballots.
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by David Swanson
23 February 2013
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This coming Wednesday the House Judiciary Committee plans to hold a hearing on “Drones and the War On Terror: When Can the U.S. Target Alleged American Terrorists Overseas?”
This is odd for a number of reasons.
1. Congressional committees usually don’t do anything at all on such matters.
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Tagged Christianity on Dandelion Salad, David Swanson, drones, Kill List, Leo Tolstoy, Meet the new boss the same as the old boss, Swanson-David
by Andy Worthington
February 23, 2013
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Injustices do not become any less unjust the longer they are not addressed, and when it comes to the “war on terror” launched by President Bush following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, those injustices continue to fester, and to poison America’s soul.
One of those injustices is Guantánamo, where 166 men are still imprisoned, even though 86 of them were cleared for release by a task force established by the President four years ago, and another is Bagram in Afghanistan (renamed and rebranded the Parwan Detention Facility), Continue reading
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Replaced video April 22, 2013
with Noam Chomsky
Edward Rad · Mar 21, 2013
Interview conducted on February 7, 2013 in Lexington, Massachusetts, on behalf of Washington Square News.
Recorded by Alice Sholto-Douglas, NYU’15
by Chris Hedges
February 25, 2013
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I was in the Swiss village of Begnins outside Geneva shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989. I spent three days there with Axel von dem Bussche, a former Wehrmacht major, holder of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross for extreme battlefield bravery, three times wounded in World War II, and the last surviving member of the inner circle of German army officers who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
I was reminded of my visit with von dem Bussche, whom I was interviewing for The Dallas Morning News, by the 70th anniversary of the execution of five Munich University students and their philosophy professor who were members of the White Rose resistance movement in Nazi Germany. Continue reading
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Tagged Chris Hedges, Chris Hedges on Dandelion Salad, Holocaust, White Rose Society, WWII
by Finian Cunningham
Crossposted from PressTV
February 21, 2013
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France’s claim of combating terrorism in Mali does not add up. Re-conquest of this former French colony and control of rich natural resources in West Africa are some of the more plausible reasons for this criminal offensive that began on 11 January.
Yet another plausible reason is to showcase the Rafale, France’s new fighter-bomber.
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democracynow·Feb 22, 2013
www.democracynow.org – Wall Street Journal journalist Jess Bravin reports on the controversial military commissions at Guantanamo. Describing it as “the most important legal story in decades,” Bravin uncovers how the Bush administration quickly drew up an alternative legal system to try men captured abroad after the Sept. 11 attacks. Soon evidence obtained by torture was being used to prosecute prisoners, but some military officers refused to take part.
by Joseph Natoli
February 21, 2013
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Gulliver’s Travels in Food & Farming: Chronicle Two
“[O]ur culture’s food madness tips into food psychosis, at least among those with keen appetites and the means to indulge them.” — Frank Bruni, “Dinner and Derangement,” NYTimes October 18, 2011