Over 400 Arrested at Democracy Spring Protest Against Corruption and Money in Politics, Including Lee Camp

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Updated: April 16, 2016

Democracy Now! on Apr 12, 2016

http://democracynow.org – More than 400 people were arrested Monday in a massive sit-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to protest the influence of big money and corporate lobbying in politics. The protest, organized under the name Democracy Spring, brought together activists from about 140 organizations who marched from Philadelphia to Washington last week. Similar acts of civil disobedience are scheduled throughout the week in Washington. We speak to Kai Newkirk, campaign director of Democracy Spring and co-founder and an organizer with 99Rise. He was arrested yesterday in the action at the U.S. Capitol.

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Letter From Yemen by Felicity Arbuthnot + Defining Drone Deaths in Yemen

Auftakt: Obama die rote Karte zeigen Obama-I have a Drone

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
August 13, 2013

The remarkable London-based legal charity, Reprieve(i) which defends lives “from death row to Guantanamo Bay”, providing legal support for prisoners unable to pay for themselves, have released a letter to President Obama, and Yemen’s President Hadi from Faisal bin Ali Jaber, a Yemeni engineer who lost his nephew and brother-in-law in a US drone strike on Hadhramout Governorate, in August 2012.

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Kucinich, Paul and Holt Introduce H. Res. 819 to Compel White House to Release Legal Justification for Drone Strikes + Kucinich Questions U.S. Involvement in Expanding Conflict in Syria

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by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, DC
Nov 28, 2012

Drones protest by Codepink at Senator Feinstein's home

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Congressmen Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Ron Paul (R-TX) and Rush Holt Jr. (D-NJ) today introduced H. Res. 819, a resolution of inquiry to compel the Administration to release documents which it reportedly uses as the legal justification for the use of drones to assassinate people abroad, including United States citizens, without trial. According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, our drone strikes have killed more than 3,000 people including as many as 1,105 innocent civilians since 2002.

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Ron Paul’s Speech at the We Are The Future Rally + Gary Johnson’s Speech At Paul Fest + Scott Horton: Paul-Kucinich Ticket

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Updated Aug. 28, 2012 added Scott Horton’s speech

Updated Aug. 27, 2012 added Gary Johnson’s speech

Aug 26, 2012 by Ron Paul Flix

August 26, 2012 C-SPAN

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Phil Donahue: At least Ron Paul is talking about the wars, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
February 5, 2012

Stop the Wars!

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Today, (February 5th), Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox is pleased to kick off our 4th season with GUSTO as we present progressive and legendary TV personality, Phil Donahue. Listen only if you want to be inspired with enthusiasm and optimism that we the people can, and will, make change for the better. Click here for more information about Phil’s antiwar documentary, Body of War.

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Michael Hudson: Economic collapse in the Western nations + Crime has been Decriminalized

with Michael Hudson
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http://michael-hudson.com
January 28, 2012

Απεργία 5 Μάη

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See Dr. Hudson with Max Keiser in On the Edge as they sift through the latest issues including the EU, Ron Paul, Austrian economics, Iran and the role of the US dollar.

on Jan 28, 2012

In this edition of the show Max interviews the author Michael Hudson from Michael-Hudson.com

In this episode Max talks to Michael about the economic collapse in the Western nations and how this collapse gap thesis applies to the European economies currently experiencing a huge crisis.

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Chris Hedges: Challenging the legality of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

with Chris Hedges
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Jan. 24, 2012

Indefinite Detention

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on Jan 24, 2012

On the Tuesday, January 24th edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex talks with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, author and Middle East expert Chris Hedges about his lawsuit challenging the legality of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which Obama signed at the end of 2011. Hedges is the author of The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress, Collateral Damage, American Fascists and other titles.

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Ron Paul Moves To Repeal Indefinite Detention Of American Citizens Without Trial!

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by Ron Paul
http://paul.house.gov
18 January 2012

Statement Introducing Repeal of Sec. 1021 of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

Indefinite Detention

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Mr. Speaker: I rise today to introduce a very simple piece of legislation to repeal the infamous Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act, quietly signed into law by the president on New Year’s Day.

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Chris Hedges and Carl Mayer: NDAA – Who is a Terrorist? + Ron Paul: I’d Veto the Indefinite Detention Act (NDAA)

with Chris Hedges
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Jan. 17, 2012

No Justice Forever

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on Jan 17, 2012

http://www.democracynow.org – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges has filed suit against President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to challenge the legality of the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes controversial provisions authorizing the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world, without charge or trial. Sections of the bill are written so broadly that critics say they could encompass journalists who report on terror-related issues, such as Hedges, for supporting enemy forces. “It is clearly unconstitutional,” Hedges says of the bill.

“It is a huge and egregious assault against our democracy. It overturns over 200 years of law, which has kept the military out of domestic policing.” We speak with Hedges, now a senior fellow at the Nation Institute, and former New York Times foreign correspondent who was part of a team of reporters that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. We are also joined by Hedges’ attorney Carl Mayer, who filed the litigation on his behalf in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Noam Chomsky: American Elections Are Bought – Ron Paul Has No Chance For Nomination

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With Noam Chomsky

on Jan 11, 2012

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Ralph Nader: Ron Paul and I agree on ending the empire

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Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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with Ralph Nader

Washington Journal for Sunday
C-SPAN
January 8, 2012

Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate & Former Presidential Candidate

Topic:  Guest will discuss latest book, his thoughts on the current political landscape, the upcoming Presidential campaign, and prospects for a 3rd party candidate.

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Never forget Iraq + Happy New Year: 2012 News Highlights (satire) by William Blum

by William Blum
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www.killinghope.org
Jan. 3, 2012

Iraq. Began with big lies. Ending with big lies. Never forget.

“Most people don’t understand what they have been part of here,” said Command Sgt. Major Ron Kelley as he and other American troops prepared to leave Iraq in mid-December. “We have done a great thing as a nation. We freed a people and gave their country back to them.”

“It is pretty exciting,” said another young American soldier in Iraq. “We are going down in the history books, you might say.” (Washington Post, December 18, 2011)

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The Lion and the Ox: The Winter of Our Discontent By Gary Steven Corseri

By Gary Corseri
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December 30, 2011

Ron Paul 2012 sign

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“One Law for Lion and Ox is Oppression.” –William Blake

“Where is the place of understanding? Where is wisdom to be found?” —The Book of Job

Info coming at us at the speed of light—gigabytes per nano-sec—and our horse-and-buggy bio-chem brains struggle with ancient grammars, syntaxes and texts! Even our metaphors are now wretchedly overwrought: Not, “how to connect the dots,” but how to perceive, measure, record and duck the shot-gunned info-pellets rushing at our faces! Continue reading

Ron Paul and the Killing Machine By Mike Whitney + Ron Paul: Save Social Security by Cutting Spending

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By Mike Whitney
Information Clearing House
December 30, 2011

Enough! Stand for Peace and Justice!

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Ron Paul is the only antiwar candidate who has a (microscopic) chance of winning in 2012. He’s also the only candidate who will make an effort to restore the Bill of Rights and reverse Congress’s decision to allow the president to “indefinitely” imprison American citizens without due process. For these reasons alone, Paul should garner the support of leftists, liberals, and progressives. But he won’t, because liberals are convinced that Paul will try to dismantle the social programs upon which the elderly, the infirm, and the vulnerable depend.

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Ron Paul: Propagandist or Prophet? by Jeremy R. Hammond

by Jeremy R. Hammond
Featured Writer
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Foreign Policy Journal
December 24, 2011

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Ron Paul is “the best-known American propagandist for our enemies”, writes Dorothy Rabinowitz in a recent Wall Street Journal hit piece. To support the charge, she writes that Dr. Paul “assures audiences” that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 “took place only because of U.S. aggression and military actions”. It’s “True,” she writes, that “we’ve heard the assertions before”, but only “rarely have we heard in any American political figure such exclusive concern for, and appreciation of, the motives of those who attacked us”—and, she adds, he doesn’t care about the victims of the attacks.

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