Chris Hedges: NDAA, Al Qaeda and the American Police State

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with Chris Hedges

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TheLipTV on Oct 18, 2013

Chris Hedges speaks about suing the Obama administration for the NDAA, the conspiracy to use Al Qaeda to strip civil liberties and make a police state, the death of Osama Bin Laden, attack on journalists and more in this Buzzsaw interview hosted by Sean Stone. Hedges investigation of Osama Bin Laden, Mohamed Atta, the Iran-Contra Scandal and War on Terror all come into play in this discussion, leading to the realization that massive change is a necessity in America.

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Finian Cunningham: An Angel Song for Peace and an End to Violence


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

mother of an administrative detainee

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
October 21, 2013

MyCatbirdSeat on Oct 21, 2013

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Are We Being Served? By William Bowles

by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
21 October 2013

Coming from the mill 1930 by L. S. Lowry

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Central to us on the left is the dilemma of a seemingly indifferent working class to the changes that impact directly not only on our material well-being but on the corporatisation of our cultural lives. Some argue that it’s down to the prevailing sense of powerlessness as the gulf between those who govern and the governed, deepens and widens. But there is perhaps another explanation for our disenfranchisement; the role of the ‘middle class’ as a mechanism of social control.

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Radioactive Water Spilling Over Containment Barriers At Fukushima


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TWND on Oct 21, 2013

Highly radioactive water overflowed barriers into Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station after its operator Tepco underestimated how much rain would fall and failed to pump it out quickly enough.

Tepco has been battling to contain radioactive water at the nuclear complex, which suffered meltdowns and hydrogen explosions following a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

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