Back To The Future: The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln by Arthur D. Robbins

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by Arthur D. Robbins
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A President of the United States would never operate outside the law, ignore the U.S. Constitution and the courts, shut down the presses, imprison his domestic adversaries or turn his guns on his own people. Well, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president did of all of that and, curiously, has been turned into a national hero for his troubles. Lincoln ignored his closest advisors and the temper of the times to engage in the bloodiest war in American history, a war that could easily have been avoided. Single handedly Lincoln terrorized the entire nation. So let us take notice. What happened once could happen again.

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Glenn Greenwald on Boston Marathon Arrest: Will We Deny Constitutional Rights in the Name of Fear?

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The Egyptian “Soft Coup” – Martial Law and Military Dictatorship + Egyptian Military Council Severely Restricts Authority of Newly Elected

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Jihan Hafiz reports thousands of Egyptians hit the streets rejecting the disbanding of Parliament, as the Egyptian military is moving towards full dictatorship

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“How can you have a dialogue with someone who is holding a gun to your head?” by Timothy V. Gatto and Finian Cunningham

by Timothy V. Gatto and Finian Cunningham
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June 12, 2011

This third interview with Finian Cunningham, an Irish journalist now living in Manama, Bahrain, is probably the most telling yet. The arrest of 47 medical personnel and the subsequent torture after their arrest for crimes against the government in Bahrain belies this notion expressed to President Barack Obama that “everything is returning to normal” in Bahrain. With the presence of the US 5th Fleet in that country, our government surely knows that the massive reprisals by the monarchy in Bahrain are still continuing, right up to the present day.

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Readout of the President’s Meeting With His Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain

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The President met today and had a productive discussion with His Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, following the Crown Prince’s meeting with National Security Advisor Tom Donilon. The President reaffirmed the strong commitment of the United States to Bahrain. Continue reading

Obama Hides Meeting with Top Bahraini Leader — And Mutes Criticism of Ongoing Crackdown

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June 9, 2011

Amidst an intensifying crackdown on anti-government protesters in the tiny Gulf island kingdom of Bahrain, President Obama met Tuesday with Crown Prince Salman bin Isa al-Khalifa, a visit that was not announced beforehand. We speak with Nabeel Rajab, president of Bahrain’s Center for Human Rights, based in Manama.

“On the ground, we don’t see anything, any signal, that makes us optimistic that the government has the willingness to go for a dialogue with the opposition and to listen to the grievances and the demands of the people,” says Rajab, noting that soldiers from Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Bahrain continue to arrest protesters and the doctors treating those injured during pro-democracy demonstrations.

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Nabeel Rajab: Bahrain situation beyond explanation + Protesters sentenced to death

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An emergency appeals court in Bahrain has upheld the death sentences of two men accused of running over two police officers during anti-government protests.

Interview with Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights

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Finian Cunningham: Live from Bahrain, interviewed by Timothy V. Gatto

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April 23, 2011

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April 23, 2011

Finian Cunningham is a journalist currently in Bahrain. We will get to the REAL truth about what’s going on there and I think this will be a great show. This is the first Liberalpro show that has an international bent.

The information coming out of Bahrain is very telling and suggests that the United States is supporting a murderous Monarchy with the help of its ally Saudi Arabia, even while it claims that they are involved in the civil war in Libya for “humanitarian” reasons. Continue reading

Detained Bahraini Medics: Brutal Crackdown against Pro-democracy Movement by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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April 21, 2011
Manama, Bahrain

Prestigious college slammed for silence over detained Bahraini medics

The families of medics unlawfully detained in Bahrain have accused the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) of putting financial investment interests above human rights after the college refused to make a public statement concerning the fate of Bahraini members held incommunicado by the regime.

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Bahraini rulers play sectarian card in bid to trump pro-democracy movement By Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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April 18, 2011
Manama, Bahrain

Increasing attacks on Shia mosques in the Bahraini state’s withering crackdown against the pro-democracy movement is a deliberate attempt to isolate the political opposition and amounts to a campaign of “sectarian cleansing”, say human rights groups.

Over the past four weeks since the Saudi-led Gulf Peninsula Shield military intervention in Bahrain, there appears to be a concerted drive by pro-state Sunni forces to target repression at the Shia population and in particular Shia mosques and other religious sites, such as cemeteries and meeting places known as Mattams.

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Paul Jay: Was the Prime Minister the hidden hand behind the G20 fiasco in Toronto?

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JAY: Superintendent McNeil told his hometown paper, The Cape Breton Post, quote, “‘We have the ability through our video feed to see everything that is going on.’ There are even helicopters and planes providing video feed. ‘We can see them from the air, we can see them from the ground, if there’s anyone trying to interfere, we would see that.'” Well, we know the police had infiltrated the black bloc. Now, we know the cameras could see everywhere. So why couldn’t the police defend their own vehicles? Was this part of a plan? Or a lack of available resources, as the police have said? Only a public inquiry can answer this question. Television images of police cars ablaze set the stage for mass arrests.

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Paul Jay: Was the Prime Minister the hidden hand behind the G20 fiasco in Toronto?

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Paul Jay: Toronto G20 – The Shape Of Things To Come

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Paul Jay: Are extraordinary police powers and cuts to people’s safety net the G-20 plan for the future?

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Howard Morton: There is evidence the police infiltrated “Black Bloc” + Steve Paikin on police attack against peaceful protest

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Howard Morton is a criminal lawyer and a member of the Law Union of Ontario

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Debt Dynamite Dominoes: The Coming Financial Catastrophe by Andrew Gavin Marshall

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February 22, 2010

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Understanding the Nature of the Global Economic Crisis

The people have been lulled into a false sense of safety under the rouse of a perceived “economic recovery.” Unfortunately, what the majority of people think does not make it so, especially when the people making the key decisions think and act to the contrary. The sovereign debt crises that have been unfolding in the past couple years and more recently in Greece, are canaries in the coal mine for the rest of Western “civilization.” The crisis threatens to spread to Spain, Portugal and Ireland; like dominoes, one country after another will collapse into a debt and currency crisis, all the way to America.

In October 2008, the mainstream media and politicians of the Western world were warning of an impending depression if actions were not taken to quickly prevent this. The problem was that this crisis had been a long-time coming, and what’s worse, is that the actions governments took did not address any of the core, systemic issues and problems with the global economy; they merely set out to save the banking industry from collapse. To do this, governments around the world implemented massive “stimulus” and “bailout” packages, plunging their countries deeper into debt to save the banks from themselves, while charging it to people of the world.

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