Hubris: Selling the Iraq War + Hubris Isn’t the Half of It by David Swanson

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Updated: Feb. 20, 2013

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Profiting From Human Misery by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Recipe for Endless Profits to War Profiteers and Their Legally-Bribed Politicians by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
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February 10, 2013

War profiteers not welcome

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Ingredients (or should it be Ingreedients?):

Imperialist ideologues of all political parties

Arms manufacturers (war profiteers)

Politicians with no conscience nor regard for international laws or the Constitution

Corporate media

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Thousands Rally in Washington, DC Against Climate Change + James Hansen: Half the Planet is Doomed!

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Forward On Climate Rally

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AlJazeeraEnglish·Feb 17, 2013

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Washington DC to demand government action on climate change.

Organisers say it’s the largest climate change protest in US history.

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Worker Owned Businesses Point to New Forms of Ownership

this shop is controlled by its workers

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TheRealNews·Feb 13, 2013

Can co-ops come out of the margins of the economy and be part of a larger political project to transform how things are owned?

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Bruce Gagnon: U.S. Nuclear War Games: Loaded Gun Pointed At Russia, China

No Space for War

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with Bruce Gagnon
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Organizing Notes
February 13, 2013

John Robles
Voice of Russia
February 13, 2013

In part 2 of an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia, Bruce Gagnon the coordinator for the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space shares more little-known facts about the hidden Pentagon secret black budget program, Continue reading

Tunisia’s Unfinished Revolution: From Dictatorship to Democracy? by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
February 11, 2013

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On January 14, 2011, Tunisia’s 23-year long dictator Ben Ali fled the country he ruled over in the face of a popular uprising which began the previous month. Tunisia represented the spark of what became known as the ‘Arab Spring.’ Over two years later, Tunisians are back in the streets protesting against the new government, elected in October of 2011, now on the verge of collapse as ministers resign, protests increase, clashes erupt, violence flares, and the future remains unknown.

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Rick Rozoff: Global NATO in its 64th Year

by Rick Rozoff
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Stop NATO
February 13, 2013

WORT Radio
Madison, Wisconsin
January 10, 2013

Stop NATO

Allen Ruff interviewed Rick Rozoff from “Stop NATO.com.” They discussed how, according to Rozoff, NATO has exacerbated conflicts around the world through select and ultimately detrimental intervention.

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Sibel Edmonds: Is It A Police State, Yet? interviewed by Cindy Sheehan + Tour de Peace

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

Sibel Edmonds?

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with Sibel Edmonds
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February 17, 2013

Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox is positively enamored with those who fight for peace and justice–even when there is a Democrat infesting the Oval Office, so we swooned with delight over this week’s guest, FBI whistleblower Continue reading

India: Growing Inequality and Destructive Development by Graham Peebles

by Graham Peebles
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London
February 15, 2013

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Upon a foundation of deep spirituality and philosophical treasures, proclaiming unity, justice and service, New India, horns honking in violation of the good; is racing, no time to spare towards the Alter of Materiality and Market Fundamentalism.

Under the careful guidance of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the Indian government has for the last twenty years or so, (during which time the BBC 7/12/11[i] found “inequality has doubled”), embraced market liberalization and the global market; garlanded corporations with all manner of subsidies and damned the poor to greater poverty, destitution, suffering and, suicide in the case of farmers: Continue reading

Civil Disobedience: The Only “Weapon” We Have Remaining? By Camillo “Mac” Bica (#NDAA)

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By Camillo “Mac” Bica
Information Clearing House
February 16, 2013

Anti-NDAA Feb 2nd, Portland OR

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Mario Cuomo, commenting on the political process, once observed, “You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.” Though candidates for public office frequently campaign on a platform of change, when elected, promises remain unfulfilled and what they inevitably deliver is more of the same. Beholden to the special interests and the Super PACS, they govern solely in the interest of the wealthy and the privileged, and remain blatantly unresponsive to the general will, the needs of the majority of the people, and to the dictates of law and morality. Continue reading

Hearts and Minds (1974)

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Danger U.S. war crimes ahead

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Unlivable Wages by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
February 15, 2013

#workers #unite in #solidarity with striking people around #europe// #14n #strike #fightback #fuck #troika #hueglageneral #spain #greece #portugal #italy #amm

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How could Barack Obama say, in his State of the Union speech, “let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on earth no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour”?

Back in 2008, Obama campaigned to have a $9.50 per hour minimum wage by 2011. Now he’s settling for $9.00 by 2015! Going backward into the future is the price that poverty groups and labor unions are paying by giving Mr. Obama a free ride last year on this moral imperative. How can leaders of poverty groups and unions accept this back-of-the-hand response to the plight of thirty million workers who make less today than what workers made 45 years ago in 1968, inflation adjusted?

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Lies, Smokescreens and the Shameful Smearing of Julian Assange by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Global Research
http://johnpilger.com
14 February 2013

Julian Assange Supporters outside the Ecuadorian Embassy

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Last December, I stood with supporters of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in the bitter cold outside the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Candles were lit; the faces were young and old and from all over the world. They were there to demonstrate their human solidarity with someone whose guts they admired. They were in no doubt about the importance of what Assange had revealed and achieved, and the grave dangers he now faced. Absent entirely were the lies, spite, jealousy, opportunism and pathetic animus of a few who claim the right to guard the limits of informed public debate.

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Is the Catholic Church Ready for a Black Pope? by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
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East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
February 13, 2013

Is the Catholic Church ready for a black pope? That is the question many inside and outside the world’s largest Christian organization are asking following the surprise resignation of Pope Benedict XVI this week.

The German pontiff, formerly known as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger before he was elected in 2005, is the first leader of the Catholic Church in 600 years to retire before death. Most of his predecessors, who trace their official lineage back nearly 2,000 years to Saint Peter, the first pope, have died while still in the top job.

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