Turkish Police Storm Taksim Square + Istanbul Like A War Zone

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allmediaproo Jun 11, 2013

Hundreds of Turkish police have stormed Istanbul’s Taksim Square, the site of ongoing demonstrations against the government. Demonstrators were seen in intense clashes with police. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Alhelbara reports from Istanbul.

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

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Trevor Aaronson: The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism

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March 2, 2013

Trevor Aaronson says that since 9/11, the FBI has built up a network of over 15,000 informants in Muslim communities around the U.S.  He argues that these informants spearhead phony terror plots which are then exposed by the FBI with great fanfare to make it look like the bureau is doing a good job of keeping us safe.

During this event, Mr. Aaronson is in conversation with Monika Bauerlein, co-editor of Mother Jones magazine.

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Sibel Edmonds: Is It A Police State, Yet? interviewed by Cindy Sheehan + Tour de Peace

by Cindy Sheehan
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February 17, 2013

Sibel Edmonds?

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with Sibel Edmonds
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February 17, 2013

Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox is positively enamored with those who fight for peace and justice–even when there is a Democrat infesting the Oval Office, so we swooned with delight over this week’s guest, FBI whistleblower Continue reading

Chris Hedges: What We Are Suffering Through Is Political Paralysis

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January 8, 2013

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breakingtheset·Jan 8, 2013

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Alternative Energy, Government Surveillance, and Serious Revolt in the US with Chris Hedges.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin looks at the benefits of renewable and alternative energy sources by highlighting countries that have already taken the initiatives to switch from fossil fuels.

Abby then talks to Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, about their Freedom of Information Act request that exposes surveillance of tens of thousands of Occupy Wall Street protestors, and the chilling effect it has on dissent. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Chris Hedges, about activism and journalism, Obama’s presidency, the death of the liberal class and the second amendment.

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State of Fear by Chris Hedges

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The FBI vs. Occupy: Secret Docs Reveal “Counterterrorism” Monitoring of OWS from Its Earliest Days

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democracynow·Dec 27, 2012

DemocracyNow.org – Once-secret documents reveal the FBI monitored Occupy Wall Street from its earliest days and treated the nonviolent movement as a potential terrorist threat. Internal government records show Occupy was treated as a potential threat when organizing first began in August of 2011.

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The Omissions of “Mainstream” Journalism: “History in the Un-Making” by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Global Research
5 December 2012

Project Censored: Important stories unreported or suppressed by the media most Americans watch or read.

In the week Lord Leveson published almost a million words about his inquiry into the “culture, practice and ethics” of Britain’s corporate press, two illuminating books about media and freedom were also published. Their contrast with the Punch and Judy show staged by Leveson is striking.

For 36 years, Project Censored, based in California, has documented critically important stories unreported or suppressed by the media most Americans watch or read. This year’s report is Censored 2013: Dispatches from the media revolution by Mickey Huff and Andy Lee Roth (Seven Stories Press). Continue reading

William Binney: Everyone in US is Under Virtual Surveillance

FISA - illegal domestic spying - feb 2001, BEFORE 9/11

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RT talks to William Binney, whistleblower and former NSA crypto-mathematician who served in the agency for decades. Virtual privacy in US, Petraeus affair and whistleblowers’ odds in fight against the authorities are among key topics of this exclusive interview.

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Julian Assange: Human Civilization Has Merged With The Internet

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"Don't Shoot the Messenger" - Julian Assange, Embassy of Ecuador, Knightsbridge, London

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In his most extended interview in months, Julian Assange speaks to Democracy Now! from inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been holed up for nearly six months. Assange vowed WikiLeaks would persevere despite attacks against it. On Tuesday, the European Commission announced that the credit card company Visa did not break the European Union’s anti-trust rules by blocking donations to WikiLeaks.

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Bahrain is being sucked into a downward spiral of repression and dirty tricks by Finian Cunningham

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East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
Nov. 10, 2012

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The US-backed Bahraini regime is becoming increasingly desperate to suppress the pro-democracy movement and to cling on to power. We know this because it is stepping up repression and dirty tricks.

More than 20 months of continuous demonstrations across the Persian Gulf island state have not been deterred by state terrorism and repression. The mainly Shia population keeps coming out on to the streets, in even greater numbers, demanding the downfall of the unelected Sunni monarchy – despite systematic, gratuitous murder, imprisonment and torture by Western and Saudi-backed regime forces.

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Rocky Anderson: Democrats Line Up For Obama Even With War Crimes, Police State, Indefinite Detention and Assassination of Citizens


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Abby Martin speaks to Justice Party Presidential Candidate, Rocky Anderson, about how we [are] changing the way we vote and building a progressive base.

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Bahrain Exposes Western Political and Moral Bankruptcy by Finian Cunningham


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by Finian Cunningham
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East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
Nov. 2, 2012

The brutality of the Bahraini regime again this week inadvertently exposed the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of its Western government sponsors.

While US secretary of state Hillary Clinton was reiterating alleged support for democratic transition in Syria, the reality of US-backed despotism in Bahrain once more demonstrated the hollow cynicism of official Western pronouncements on democracy and human rights.

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Michael Parenti on The State of Human Rights in the U.S.A. (clip from Long Distance Revolutionary)

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October 31, 2012

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The Stimulator: Countdown to Armageddon

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Oct 18, 2012 by stimulator

This week:

2. 2012 hottest year ever
3. Romney’s and Obama’s pipe dreams
4. Keystone Xl Blockade in Texas
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