How the Fed Could Fix the Economy—and Why It Hasn’t by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
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webofdebt.com
February 24, 2013

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Quantitative easing (QE) is supposed to stimulate the economy by adding money to the money supply, increasing demand. But so far, it hasn’t been working. Why not? Because as practiced for the last two decades, QE does not actually increase the circulating money supply. It merely cleans up the toxic balance sheets of banks. A real “helicopter drop” that puts money into the pockets of consumers and businesses has not yet been tried. Why not?  Another good question . . . .

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Chris Hedges: Obama Has Carried On All the Policies of Bush in Terms of Imperial War and Worse on Civil Liberties (#NDAA)

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
February 24, 2013

Witness Against Torture: End the NDAA

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KontextTV·Feb 22, 2013

With Chris Hedges, Senior fellow at the Nation Institute, former foreign correspondent for the New York Times, Pulitzer Prize in 2002. His latest book is “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” with illustrator Joe Sacco.

In his book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” Chris Hedges describes “sacrifice zones” in the U.S. which have been exposed to unlimited economic exploitation: former industrial centers like Camden, New Jersey which is one of the poorest and most violent cities in the country or the coal mines of West Virginia where nature and communities have been devastated. Continue reading

Russia Must Beware of West Chicanery Over Bahrain, Syria by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
February 18, 2013

Bahrain Revolution Protest

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Moscow should be careful not to buy into recent cosmetic efforts by the West to revamp its Persian Gulf client monarchy – and to sell the Bahraini people short for the sake of saving its ally in Syria.

As Bahrain marked the second anniversary of its popular uprising on 14 February, the embattled Western-backed monarchy has renewed attempts apparently to seek a negotiated political settlement with various opposition groups to its two-year crisis.

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Perils of the Keystone XL Pipeline Confront Obama by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
February 21, 2013

Forward on Climate/ Idle No More

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Bill McKibben, a prolific writer and organizer on global warming and climate change, has had a busy year teaching environmentalists not to despair and will soon be learning some lessons himself.

In August 2011, he organized an unprecedented demonstration in front of the White House urging President Obama to deny a permit for the giant Keystone XL pipeline that would haul very dirty tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada down to Texas refineries, largely to be exported. Continue reading

The Empire is an Able Servant of Oil Companies and The War Machine by Cindy Sheehan + Tour de Peace by David Swanson

by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
February 17, 2013

Hello Fox Squirrel

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Long before it was “cool,” our family home in Norwalk, Ca (where my three youngest children were born) had solar space and water heating. We recycled and combined errands to try to use the least amount of fossil fuel as possible. Still, in California, (as in most other places in our nation), it’s almost impossible to live and work without a car: reliable, cheap, and useful public transportation just isn’t here.

However, when my son, Casey, was killed in Iraq in a war waged for the major, international oil companies and other profiteers, my opposition to fossil fuel usage grew along with my guilt for my own oil gluttony.

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Belgian MP Laurent Louis stands against war in Mali and exposes the international neo-colonial plot

"anche il 9 aprile" "per un piano alternativo di rifiuti.... SMASH IMPERIALISM!"

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Feuillien Geraldine·Jan 22, 2013

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Belgian MP LAURENT LOUIS stands against war in Mali and exposes the international neo-colonial plot at the Belgian Parliament.

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Barack Obama’s Notice — Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Cuba

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 22, 2013

NOTICE
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CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO CUBA AND OF THE EMERGENCY AUTHORITY RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF THE ANCHORAGE AND MOVEMENT OF VESSELS

On March 1, 1996, by Proclamation 6867, a national emergency was declared to address the disturbance or threatened disturbance of international relations caused by the February 24, 1996, destruction by the Cuban government of two unarmed U.S.-registered civilian aircraft in international airspace north of Cuba. Continue reading

Culpa Innata by B. Barmanbek: A Dystopian novel about a New World Order, by Roland Michel Tremblay

by Roland Michel Tremblay
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The Marginal
February 21, 2013
Culpa Innata
Culpa Innata is a well written, imaginative and realistic dystopian novel set in the future and taking place in Eastern Europe. It paints a picture of what a New World Order might look like following a great economic meltdown, worldwide riots, globalisation and some affluent trillionaires buying the worldwide debt to introduce a new system in their own vision, a vision where mega-corporations control the world.

In Culpa Innata the world is separated into two: the mighty World Union, a free trade area encompassing all the Western World including South America, Japan and Eastern Europe, and the independent Rogue Nation States like Russia, China and India. Continue reading

James K. Galbraith: Inequality and Instability: What’s Ahead for the World Economy + Sidney Gluck: Humanism and Socialism

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Inequality Hurts Us All

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SocialJusticeNOW·Feb 18, 2013

Economist James K. Galbraith, one of the country’s leading analysts of the financial crisis, speaks on the link between the growing inequality and economic instability. Galbraith, a professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, will focus on the argument in his new book, Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just before the Great Crisis, http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Economics/MacroeconomicTheory/?view=usa&ci=9780199855650 which demonstrates that increased inequality is a product of the rise of windfall profits in finance and the deregulation of markets. For an exploration of these ideas, watch Bill Moyers’ interview with Galbraith online.

Galbraith, a frequent commentator in the media and adviser to policymakers, is also the author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too and Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay. In addition to his teaching and research, Galbraith has served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee.
At UT, Galbraith directs the Inequality Project. http://utip.gov.utexas.edu/about.html
For more information, contact Robert Jensen, rjensen@austin.utexas.edu.
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Letter from the President — Concerning Niger

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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 22, 2013

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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Letter from the President — Concerning Niger

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE

February 22, 2013

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

On February 20, 2013, the last elements of a deployment of approximately 40 additional U.S. military personnel entered Niger with the consent of the Government of Niger. This deployment will provide support for intelligence collection and will also facilitate intelligence sharing with French forces conducting operations in Mali, Continue reading

Moyers and Company: Richard Wolff: Taming Capitalism Run Wild

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http://billmoyers.com
Feb. 22, 2013

CAPiTALiSM KiLLS

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Obey–Film Based on Chris Hedges’ Death of the Liberal Class

OBEY stencil

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Sibel Edmonds on Gladio B, Protected Terrorists and Stifled Investigations (Parts 2-5)

Updated: Feb. 22, 2013 and Feb. 28, 2013 and June 27, 2018 (replaced the original videos and added an additional video)

with Sibel Edmonds
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Boiling Frogs Post
February 20, 2013

Sibel Edmonds?

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Gladio B, Protected Terrorists and Stifled Investigations

Joseph Lenker on Aug 16, 2014

originally on corbettreport on Feb 19, 2013

Sibel Edmonds of BoilingFrogsPost.com joins us for the second part of our series on Gladio B, the NATO-directed effort to radicalize, enable and protect Islamic terrorists to further their own geopolitical ends. This time we discuss recent events, like the US Embassy bombing in Ankara and the catch-and-release of Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law in Turkey, before going back to the 1990s for more on the roots of the Gladio B operation and its tie-in to stories like that of Yasin al-Qadi. We shine a light on the FBI agents who were working on shutting down terrorist finance networks, and how they were shut down by elements of the State Department and the CIA. We also answer comments and questions from listeners of our first conversation.

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Sounding the Global Warming Alarm by Peter Rugh + Tens of Thousands March in DC “Keystone Pipeline Got to Go”

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by Peter Rugh
SocialistWorker.org
February 19, 2013

Forward on Climate  19813

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THERE IS no doorbell at the front gates of the White House–at least not for the public anyway–but the estimated 30,000 to 50,000 people who stood before 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday made perhaps the largest human buzzer in the history of the U.S. climate movement.

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Jill Dalton: NDAA, The Kill List, A Corporate-Military-Complex-Mafia. Yes, It Is Fascism!

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by Jill Dalton
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
recoveringarmybrat
February 19, 2013

We Cannot Be Silent
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