Don DeBar: Libya: The Real Deal + Pepe Esobar: Iraq 2.0 + Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya: Exposing the Media Propaganda

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US, Keep Your Hands Off Libya

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 on Aug 22, 2011

KPFA’s Davey D interviews Don DeBar about the real on-the-ground situation in Tripoli. Recorded at 7:15 am ET on August 22, 2011.

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Finian Cunningham Deported From Bahrain by Timothy V. Gatto and Finian Cunningham

by Timothy V. Gatto and Finian Cunningham
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June 20, 2011

Protest at Pearl Roundabout

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Freelance journalist Finian Cunningham was ordered out of Bahrain on 18 June by the authorities as a result of his critical journalism covering the popular uprising and the subsequent, ongoing brutal repression of the peaceful pro-democracy movement. He had been living in Bahrain for three years, and was there at the outset of the recent uprising on 14 February.

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Dennis Kucinich: Audit the Federal Reserve (H.R. 2424)

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August 18, 2009

Congressman Dennis Kucinich talks with Steven Lendman on the Global Research Newshour on his efforts to shed transparency on the private Federal Reserve

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Green Shoots or Scorched Earth? – Bulletins From Clunkerville By Mike Whitney

Lending A Hand To Our State and Local Economies, Part 1 by Michael Sauvante

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The Economy Sucks and or Collapse 2

“Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order” Part II by Stephen Lendman

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by Stephen Lendman
Global Research, July 27, 2009

A Review of F. William Engdahl’s Book

For over 30 years, F. William Engdahl has been a leading researcher, economist, and analyst of the New World Order with extensive writing to his credit on energy, politics, and economics. His newest book is titled “Full Strectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order.”

Part I was reviewed earlier. Part II continues the story of America’s quest for global dominance and why its own internal rot may defeat it.

The Significance of Darfur in Sudan

In a word – oil in the form of huge potential reserves with Chinese companies involved in discovering them. Washington’s genocide claim is a hoax. Yet it’s trumpeted by the media and foolhardy celebrities used as props for the charade. By 2007, China was getting up to 30% of its oil from Africa prompting its “extraordinary series of diplomatic initiatives that left Washington furious” and determined to respond.

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“Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire” by Stephen Lendman

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by Stephen Lendman
Global Research, July 3, 2009

Review of Michael Hudson’s Book

First written in 1972, it was updated in a 2003 edition that’s every bit as relevant now – thus this review focusing on Hudson’s new preface, introduction, and detailed account of the book’s theme.

He revisited it in his 2008-09 Project Censored award- winning article titled: “Economic Meltdown – The ‘Dollar Glut’ is What Finances America’s Global Military Build-up” in which he explains the following – the “inter-related dynamics” of:

— “surplus (US) dollars pouring into the rest of the world for yet further financial speculation and corporate takeovers;”

— global central banks “recyl(ing) these dollar inflows (into) US Treasury bonds to finance the federal US budget deficit; and most important (but most suppressed in the US media),”

— “the military character of the US payments deficit and the domestic federal budget deficit.”

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“Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order” by Stephen Lendman

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by Stephen Lendman
Global Research, June 22, 2009
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Review of F. William Engdahl’s book

For over 30 years, F. William Engdahl has been a leading researcher, economist, and analyst of the New World Order with extensive writing to his credit on energy, politics, and economics. He contributes regularly to business and other publications, is a frequent speaker on geopolitical, economic and energy issues, and is a distinguished Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization.

Engdahl’s two previous books include “A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order” explaining that America’s post-WW II dominance rests on two pillars and one commodity – unchallengeable military power and the dollar as the world’s reserve currency along with the quest to control global oil and other energy resources.

Engdahl’s other book is titled “Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation” on how four Anglo-American agribusiness giants plan world domination by patenting all life forms to force-feed GMO foods on everyone – even though eating them poses serious human health risks.

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Obama Administration Targets Environmental and Animal Rights Activists as Eco-Terrorists by Stephen Lendman

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Global Research, June 5, 2009

What began under George Bush continues under Barack Obama – targeting dedicated activists with “one of today’s most serious domestic terrorism threats,” according former FBI Deputy Assistant Director of Counterterrorism John Lewis before a Senate panel in May 2005. Called “eco-terrorism,” it grew out of the 2001 USA Patriot Act that created the federal crime of “domestic terrorism” and applied it to US citizens as well as aliens.

In his February 2002 testimony before the House Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health, the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Section Chief, Counterterrorism Division, James Jarboe defined eco-terrorism as:

“the use or threatened use of violence of a criminal nature against innocent victims or property by an environmentally-oriented, subnational group for environmental-political reasons, or aimed at an audience beyond the target, often of a symbolic nature.”

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“The True Story of the Bilderberg Group” and What They May Be Planning Now by Stephen Lendman

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by Stephen Lendman
Global Research, June 1, 2009

A Review of Daniel Estulin’s book

For over 14 years, Daniel Estulin has investigated and researched the Bilderberg Group’s far-reaching influence on business and finance, global politics, war and peace, and control of the world’s resources and its money.

His book, “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group,” was published in 2005 and is now updated in a new 2009 edition. He states that in 1954, “the most powerful men in the world met for the first time” in Oosterbeek, Netherlands, “debated the future of the world,” and decided to meet annually in secret. They called themselves the Bilderberg Group with a membership representing a who’s who of world power elites, mostly from America, Canada, and Western Europe with familiar names like David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Gordon Brown, Angela Merkel, Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Larry Summers, Tim Geithner, Lloyd Blankfein, George Soros, Donald Rumsfeld, Rupert Murdoch, other heads of state, influential senators, congressmen and parliamentarians, Pentagon and NATO brass, members of European royalty, selected media figures, and invited others – some quietly by some accounts like Barack Obama and many of his top officials.

Always well represented are top figures from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), IMF, World Bank, Trilateral Commission, EU, and powerful central bankers from the Federal Reserve, the ECB’s Jean-Claude Trichet, and Bank of England’s Mervyn King.

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Over The Rainbow By Stephen Lendman (Ellen Brown)

By Stephen Lendman
May 22, 2009 “ICH”

This writer just completed a six-part series on Ellen Brown’s remarkable 2007 book titled “Web of Debt.” This article follows from it by picking up on the theme she struck, using L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” as a combination parable, monetary allegory, and political manifesto for change at a time it’s most needed.

Published in 1900 as an American fairytale, it became a popular staple, later made into the classic 1939 film staring Judy Garland, the 1975 award-winning Broadway musical, The Wiz, featuring the first-ever all-black cast, followed by a hit film on the stage production.

As Brown explained, who would have thought this “charming tale….was drawn from that most obscure and tedious of subjects, banking and finance,” and (in the wrong hands) the chokehold they have on societies. Who understood that it was “all about people power, manifesting your dreams, (and) finding what you wanted in your own backyard.” Who also could have imagined that “the real-life folk heros who inspired (Baum’s) plot may have had the answer to” today’s global economic crisis.

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Restoring National Sovereignty with A Truly National Banking System by Stephen Lendman (Part VI)

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by Stephen Lendman
Global Research, May 23, 2009

Reviewing Ellen Brown’s “Web of Debt:” Part VI

This is the sixth and final article on Ellen Brown’s superb 2007 book titled “Web of Debt,” now updated in a December 2008 third edition. It tells “the shocking truth about our money system, (how it) trapped us in debt, and how we can break free.” This article focuses on establishing a people-oriented banking system. It’s high time we had one and reclaimed what’s rightfully ours.

Restoring National Sovereignty with A Truly National Banking System

One serving everyone, not powerful moneychangers alone, the so-called Money Trust cartel of Wall Street bankers looting the national wealth for themselves and heading the country for bankruptcy, tyranny and ruin. Stopping them is Job One, and only mass activist outrage can do it.

At the Chicago Democratic National Convention, William Jennings Bryan won the nomination saying:

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Internet Threatened by Censorship, Secret Surveillance, and Cybersecurity Laws by Stephen Lendman

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by Stephen Lendman
Global Research, May 22, 2009

At a time of corporate dominated media, a free and open Internet is democracy’s last chance to preserve our First Amendment rights without which all others are threatened. Activists call it Net Neutrality. Media scholar Robert McChesney says without it “the Internet would start to look like cable TV (with a) handful of massive companies (controlling) content” enough to have veto power over what’s allowed and what it costs. Progressive web sites and writers would be marginalized or suppressed, and content systematically filtered or banned.

Media reform activists have drawn a line in the sand. Net Neutrality must be defended at all costs. Preserving a viable, independent, free and open Internet (and the media overall) is essential to a functioning democracy, but the forces aligned against it are formidable, daunting, relentless, and reprehensible. Some past challenges suggest future ones ahead.

Censorship Attempts to Curtail Free Expression

The First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

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Global Economic Crisis: “Recapturing What is Ours and Turning Scarcity into Abundance” by Stephen Lendman (Part V)

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by Stephen Lendman
Global Research, May 19, 2009

Reviewing Ellen Brown’s “Web of Debt:” Part V

This is the fifth of several articles on Ellen Brown’s superb 2007 book titled “Web of Debt,” now updated in a December 2008 third edition. It tells “the shocking truth about our money system, (how it) trapped us in debt, and how we can break free.” This article focuses on taking back our money power.

Recapturing What’s Ours and Turning Scarcity to Abundance

In 1952, Norman Vincent Peale (1898 – 1993) first published his most famous book – “The Power of Positive Thinking.” It sold about five million copies and was a New York Times bestseller for 186 consecutive weeks delivering messages like: “Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.” FDR struck the same theme in saying: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

In 1900, Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz was first published, conveying “the notion that a life of scarcity could be transformed in an instant into one of universal abundance….” In real life, the secret is by taking back our money power from the private bankers who stole it in 1913, in the middle of the night, two days before Christmas, and kept it ever since.

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The Financial Storm by Stephen Lendman (Part IV)

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by Stephen Lendman
Global Research, May 15, 2009

Reviewing Ellen Brown’s “Web of Debt:” Part IV

This is the fourth in a series of articles on Ellen Brown’s superb 2007 book titled “Web of Debt,” now updated in a December 2008 third edition. It tells “the shocking truth about our money system, (how it) trapped us in debt, and how we can break free.” This article focuses on America’s “web of debt” entrapment.

The Debt Spider Captures America – American Workers Consigned to Debt Serfdom

America has been trapped for over two centuries, with today’s debt level way exceeding developing nations. Like bankrupt people staying “afloat by making the minimum payment(s) on (their) credit card(s), the government (avoids) bankruptcy by paying just the interest on its monster debt” – now double in size since Brown’s first edition and onerous enough for Controller of the Currency David Walker to warn earlier of its unaffordability by this year. If America can’t service the amount, it’s officially bankrupt and the economy will collapse. If it happens, IMF austerity will follow and turn America into Guatemala. Other vulnerable economies as well – permanent debt bondage and worker serfdom.

Catherine Austin Fitts was a former high-level Wall Street and government insider. She points to a “financial coup d’etat” conspiracy between the two to hollow out America, centralize power and knowledge, shift wealth to the top, destroy communities and local infrastructure, create new wealth by rebuilding them, and leave human wreckage in its wake.

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The Rise and Fall of the International Gold Standard by Stephen Lendman

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by Stephen Lendman
Global Research
May 13, 2009

Reviewing Ellen Brown’s “Web of Debt:” Part III

This is the third in a series of articles on Ellen Brown’s superb 2007 book titled “Web of Debt,” now updated in a December 2008 third edition. It tells “the shocking truth about our money system, (how it) trapped us in debt, and how we can break free.” This article focuses on global debt entrapment.

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Global Debt Enslavement – From Gold Reserves to Petrodollars

“The gold standard (while it lasted) was a necessary step in giving bankers’ ‘fractional reserve’ legitimacy, but the ruse could not be sustained indefinitely” because exiting gold to defray foreign debts results in money backing it to be withdrawn from circulation. The result – contraction, recession, or depression, the very problem that forced FDR to drop the gold standard to prevent an even greater collapse. In 1971, Nixon did it permanently “when foreign creditors threatened to exhaust US gold reserves by cashing in their paper dollars for gold.”

John Kennedy was the last president to challenge Wall Street, contends Donald Gibson in one of his two books about him. In “Battling Wall Street: The Kennedy Presidency,” he said that Kennedy opposed “free trade,” believed industry should serve the nation, and that America should sustain its independence by developing cheap energy. That “pitted him against the oil/banking cartel,” intent on “raising oil prices to prohibitive levels in order to” entrap the world in a “web of debt.”

Evidence also suggests that “Kennedy crossed the bankers by seeking to revive a silver-backed currency,” independent of the Fed. In fact, on June 4, 1963, he issued Executive Order (EO) 11110 giving the president authority to issue currency. He then ordered the Treasury to print over $4 billion of “United States Notes” in place of Federal Reserve Notes. Some believe that he intended to replace them all when enough of the new currency was in circulation – to return money-creation power to the government where it belongs.

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America’s “Money Machine” – Reviewing Ellen Brown’s “Web of Debt” Part II by Stephen Lendman

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by Stephen Lendman
Global Research, May 9, 2009

This is the second of several articles on Ellen Brown’s remarkable book titled “Web of Debt….the shocking truth about our money system, (how it) trapped us in debt, and how we can break free.” It’s a multi-part snapshot. Reading the entire book is strongly recommended – easily obtainable through Amazon or Brown’s www.webofdebt.com site.

Bankers Capture the Money Machine – Fighting for the Family Farm

In the 1890s, “keeping the family homestead was a key political issue” given that foreclosures and evictions “were occurring in record numbers,” much like today. The “Bankers Manifesto of 1892” spelled it out – a willful plan “to disenfranchise farmers and laborers of their homes and property,” again like today except that now our very freedom and futures are at stake as sinister forces aim to steal them by turning America into Guatemala and lock it down by police state repression.

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