OWS: Chris Hedges, Rev. Billy and other protesters arrested at Goldman Sachs + Hedges’ statement: A return to the rule of law

Updated: Nov. 10, 2011: added video of the mock trial of Goldman Sachs. Nov. 3, 2011: added videos of the march and arrests.

with Chris Hedges
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Nov. 3, 2011


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Occupy Wall Street: Goldman Sachs Protest Ends in 16 Arrests

By Jessica Firger
Metropolis – blogs.wsj.com
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The toppling of the corporate state by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Oct. 24, 2011 Continue reading

Either you are a rebel or a slave by Chris Hedges + Bernie Sanders on #OccupyWallStreet

by Chris Hedges
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Sept. 29, 2011 Continue reading

Patriarchal Loyalty by Ed Dunphy

by Ed Dunphy
Guest Writer
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August 2, 2011


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Wikipedia defines Loyalty as faithfulness or a devotion to a person, country, group, or cause. Most of us will say that we are loyal Americans.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, on Loyalty:

“Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels — men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, we may never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion .”

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Michael Hudson: Debt Ceiling Charade a Move to the Right + Sanders: Hands Off Social Security


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Michael Hudson: Panic about debt ceiling used to attack social programs; no real need for more borrowing

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Obama’s continued disrespect for the rule of law by Mark A. Goldman

by Mark A. Goldman
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Dec. 17, 2010

Free Bradley Manning Rally

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Bradley Manning, the alleged Whistle Blower accused of releasing classified documents to Wikileaks, is reportedly being mistreated as he awaits trial. [see video below]

President Obama and Congress continue to disappoint as they fail to uphold the letter and spirit of the law. Bradley Manning is being punished for a crime of which he has yet to be found guilty.

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Verizon & Google Enter Reported Deal for Tiered Internet Use, Is Net Neutrality in Jeopardy?


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Aug. 6, 2010

Verizon & Google Enter Reported Deal for Tiered Internet Use, Is Net Neutrality in Jeopardy?

The internet and telecom giants Verizon and Google have reportedly reached an agreement to impose a tiered system for accessing the internet. The deal would enable Verizon to charge for quicker access to online content over wireless devices, a violation of the concept of net neutrality that calls for equal access to all services. The deal comes amidst closed-door meetings between the Federal Communications Commission and major telecom giants on crafting new regulations. [includes rush transcript]

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Robert Greenwald: General McChrystal Must Resign + Writer explains McChrystal article + The Runaway General By Michael Hastings



June 22, 2010 — For insubordination, for disrespecting the Office of the President of the United States and for allowing derision of the White House among his staff, General Stanley McChrystal must resign. Sign our petition and we’ll deliver your signature to the White House and the Pentagon:


General McChrystal and his staff were caught being insubordinate and derisive of the President of the United States and our civilian leadership by Rolling Stone. His behavior again undermined the Office of the President of the United States, and another press-release apology isn’t good enough. He must resign.

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David Swanson: Obama OK’s US citizen assassinations + Countdown: What Is To Stop The W.H. From Killing More Americans



April 07, 2010 — The Obama administration has authorized the assassination of an American citizen, Anwar Al-Awlaki who is a Muslim cleric and he is suspected of organizing terrorist attacks against the US. He is now on the top of the FBI’s most wanted list. David Swanson says that this is illegal and that if the International Criminal Court has the right to prosecute an American if they had the backing.

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Keith Olbermann Special Comment: GOP self-destruction imminent

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March 22, 2010

Keith Olbermann Special Comment: GOP self-destruction imminent


Olbermann: GOP self-destruction imminent – Countdown with Keith Olbermann- msnbc.com


“The Insurance Industry Loves It” Whistleblower Wendell Potter on the Health Care Law by Greg Palast

Does Triumph Redeem the ‘Health Care’ President? By Robert S. Becker

The Health Care Hindenburg Has Landed by Chris Hedges

House Democrats pass historic health care overhaul, 219 to 212

The Specter of Bigotry in Health Care Demonstrations by Walter Brasch