Delivering For America: The Rally To Save Six Day Mail Service + Real Reason Post Office is Canceling Saturday Deliveries

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Save the Post Office Rally

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nextleftnotes·Mar 24, 2013

NEW YORK — March 24, 2013. Labor leaders, community activists, and politicians stood together outside Manhattan’s Farley post office to protest planned closures of neighborhood post offices, the end of six day mail delivery, and layoffs of postal workers.

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Rape and Torture as a Weapon of Control by Graham Peebles


This article may contain language depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be read by a mature audience.

by Graham Peebles
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March 7, 2013

The Pain of the Ogaden Somali People

Bringing the goats into town

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Hiding from the truth

“Every night, they took all of us girls to [interrogations]. They would separate us and beat us. The second time they took me, they raped me… All three of the men raped me, consecutively”. Along with 15 other female students, Human Rights Watch (HRW)[i] report in Collective Punishment, this innocent 17 year-old Ogaden Somali girl, was held captive for three months in a “dark hole in the ground” and raped 13 times. Continue reading

Michael Hudson: Solution to Student Debt is to Get the Banks Out of the Education Business

Student Loans Shackle

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by Michael Hudson
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March 21, 2013

TheRealNews·Mar 20, 2013

Michael Hudson: Crippling student debt, which is also a drag on the whole economy, developed as governments pushed the burden of higher education costs onto students and pushed them into the arms of the banks.

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Rick Rozoff: NATO Targets Hackers and Patriotism Is A Crime If You Are Not With NATO

by Rick Rozoff
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March 24, 2013

Anonymous Attack

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John Robles
Voice of Russia
March 23, 2013
Recorded on March 18, 2013

In a new directive, the “North Atlantic” Treaty Organization (NATO), has now made it part of its military doctrine to target hackers and hacktivists who are operating for “ideological, political, religious or patriotic” reasons, effectively making patriotism for a country not part of NATO, religion not in keeping with NATO’s approved religion, and anything opposed to NATO and its global expansion a crime and those guilty eligible for assassination by drone. Continue reading

Travesty of Saudi Dirty Tricks Against Iran by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
March 21, 2013

Don't attack Iran

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Saudi claims of “busting a spy ring” involving Iranian and Lebanese nationals this week smell of yet more dirty tricks by the creaky House of Saud.

But the repeated formula for attempting to smear Iran used by the Saudis and their Western and Israeli partners is in danger of becoming a parody.

Saudi authorities detained 18 individuals across the kingdom this week, who, it is claimed, were working for a “foreign state” in a plot to target vital installations.

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Richard Wolff: Capitalism’s Destructive Power + Wolff Urges End to Austerity, New Jobs Program, Democratizing Work

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Day 9 Occupy Wall Street September 25 2011 Shankbone 25

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The Shock Doctrine in Texas Prisons by Kenneth Foster

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by Kenneth Foster
March 21, 2013


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Kenneth Foster is a prisoner in Texas. Despite the fact that he wasn’t convicted of being responsible for a murder–only of being present–he was sent to death row in 1996 and came within three hours of execution 11 years later before his sentence was commuted. Both before and after this victory, Kenneth was an outspoken activist and writer, not only on his own behalf, but against the criminal justice system as a whole.

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Dr. John Johnson: US Soldiers Killed My Daughter + William Blum: The Destruction of Iraq, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
March 24, 2013

Juramentación Comités por el SI en Valencia

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with William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 24, 2013

The US Empire’s War ON Iraq has lasted for a decade now. I am sure, I don’t have to convince supporters and fans of Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox that the US Empire’s Illegal and Immoral War on the people of Iraq was/is wrong.

The War Crime of Iraq was/is just one more notch in the bloody belt of Empire, and we must tell the stories and never give up the fight for peace: no retreat, no surrender.

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