Private Banks or a Bank of the Government. A Comparison. by Rudo de Ruijter

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by Rudo de Ruijter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Independent researcher
www.courtfool.info
Netherlands
October 12, 2015

Today we have a private banking system, with specific characteristics like the creation of “money” out of thin air and permanent “money” growth. First, you can find here below a short description of what a money system of the government could look like, eventually after a few intermediate steps. [1]

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Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress by Howard Zinn

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It’s that time of the year again. In case you missed reading this, here it is again.

by Howard Zinn
Writer, Dandelion Salad
October 12, 2009

An excerpt from A People’s History of the United States.

Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts. He later wrote of this in his log:

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Abby Martin: America’s Unofficial Religion — The War On An Idea

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Empire Files on Oct 10, 2015

The Empire has a range of weapons to maintain its power: from its courts to its military. But it also has effective ideological weapons.

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The Looting Class and its Hoarded Gold by Danny Katch

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by Danny Katch
socialistworker.org
October 8, 2015

Every time layoffs are announced or vital government benefits are slashed, we’re told that there is no alternative because the money isn’t there. But this is a bald-faced lie, explains Danny Katch, author of Socialism…Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation.

DOUGLAS, ARIZONA, is a town on the Mexico border with 17,000 people and now no hospital.

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The Incomprehensible Idea: What Opposing All Wars Means by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
World Beyond War, October 5, 2015
October 7, 2015

The world’s two big nuclear militaries are in the same war now in Syria and, if not on opposite sides exactly, certainly not on the same side. A primary, if not the primary, goal of the United States in Syria is overthrowing the Syrian government. A primary, if not the primary, goal of Russia is maintaining the Syrian government. Hostilities are building in each nation toward the other. Republican candidates for president are trying to outdo a certain Democratic candidate for president in bellicosity toward Russia. Forces armed by the U.S. in Syria are eager to shoot down Russian planes. Russia and the U.S. and its allies are clearly unhappy about each other’s flights. Hillary Clinton wants a no-fly zone. Israeli and Russian planes have already come close to fighting. Israel has attacked the base Russia is using, or at least Russia says it has.

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Chris Hedges and Sabah Alnasseri: The Revolutionary Age, Part 2

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with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Oct 6, 2015

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with Middle Eastern Studies Professor, Sabah Alnasseri. The two dissect the genesis of political revolutions, particularly focusing on the Middle East. They discuss the role of religion in the region, and name the reasons for the increased prevalence of fundamentalism. teleSUR

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#TPP Deal Reached: 12 Countries Strike Pacific Rim Trade Accord

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RT on Oct 5, 2015

Trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific region have reached a deal on the Pacific trade pact that is intended to cut trade barriers and establish common standards for 12 countries, This is the largest trade pact in 20 years and has been a long-term goal of the Obama administration.

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Abby Martin: Inside Saudi Arabia: Butchery, Slavery and History of Revolt

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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.

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Empire Files on Oct 3, 2015

Meet the new head of the United Nations panel on Human Rights: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Abby Martin takes us inside the brutal reality of this police-state monarchy, and tells the untold people’s history of resistance to it. With a major, catastrophic war in Yemen and looming high-profile executions of activists, The Empire Files exposes true nature of the U.S.-Saudi love affair.

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Monsanto and its Promoters vs. Freedom of Information by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
October 2, 2015

Next year, the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary as one of the finest laws our Congress has ever passed. It is a vital investigative tool for exposing government and corporate wrongdoing.

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The Nader Challenge and What It Means Today by Todd Chretien

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by Todd Chretien
socialistworker.org
October 1, 2015

VERMONT SEN. Bernie Sanders’s campaign for the presidency and his platform in favor of raising the minimum wage, defending Social Security, reducing student debt and establishing a single-payer health care system have energized millions of people who want an alternative to the status quo political system.

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