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[Video] Democracy Now! From Caspian Sea to Arctic to MidEast, How Oil Pipelines Threaten Democracy & Planet’s Survival

 Democracy Now! looks at politics, money and the pursuit of oil, focusing on what’s known as the Oil Road, a series of pipelines stretching from the oil-rich Caspian Sea to Europe. [youtube=http://youtu.be/VFsaUihXWic]  Published: Wednesday 9 October 2013  Democracy Now! via NationofChange.org We spend the hour looking at politics, money and the pursuit of oil, from More

[Videos] Everybody Let’s Stop the TPP: Share These Videos and Spread the Word

ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION DEFENDING YOUR RIGHTS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD BY MAIRA SUTTON  OCTOBER 4, 2013 | EFF.org  President Obama was scheduled to meet with the leaders of the other eleven countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Bali, supposedly to plan the “end-game” for this massive trade deal. However, he has made More

Glenn Greenwald: Brian Williams’ Iran propaganda

The NBC star tells his viewers that Iranian leaders are 'suddenly claiming they don't want nuclear weapons', even though they've been saying it for years    Glenn Greenwald  Saturday 28 September 2013 06.47 EDT   theguardian.com   Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani has said he wants direct negotiations with the United States. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP There is ample More

Glenn Greenwald: UK detention of Reprieve activist consistent with NSA’s view of drone opponents as ‘threats’ and ‘adversaries’

A top secret NSA document provides context for yesterday's abusive detention of Baraa Shiban • Read the excerpts of the drone document here Glenn Greenwald  theguardian.com, Wednesday 25 September 2013 13.17 EDT A well-known and highly respected Yemeni anti-drone activist was detained yesterday by UK officials under that country's "anti-terrorism" law at Gatwick Airport, where he had traveled to speak More

Timothy Karr: Verizon’s Plan to Break the Internet

Verizon has big plans for the Internet. And if that doesn't worry you, it should. by Timothy Karr  Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by Save The Internet. Posted on CommonDreams.org The company is trying to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order, which prevents Internet service providers from blocking, throttling or otherwise discriminating against online content. More

[Video] The Empire President: Jeremy Scahill on Obama’s “Neo Con” Doctrine of Military Force in U.N. Speech and Brazillian President Dilma Rousseff on Spying and the Internet

[youtube=http://youtu.be/rICwOoWesz4] Published on Sep 25, 2013 In an address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama openly embraced an aggressive military doctrine backed by previous administrations on using armed force beyond the international norm of self-defense. Obama told the world that the United States is prepared to use its military to defend what he called More

Chris Hedges> Cornel West and the Fight to Save the Black Prophetic Tradition

 “Obama used [Martin Luther] King’s Bible during his inauguration, but under the National Defense Authorization Act King would be detained without due process. By Chris Hedges  Posted on Sep 9, 2013   truthdig.com Princeton University professor Cornel West, left, hugs a protester while marching with Occupy Wall Street demonstrators to Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York. AP/Bebeto Matthews More

[Video] Noam Chomsky: Chomsky: 9/11 and Syria and Instead of “Illegal” Syria Threat, U.S. Should Back Chemical Weapons Ban Worldwide

Part I [youtube=http://youtu.be/T0HWMUIr9Yo] Part 2 [youtube=http://youtu.be/tDiLHuWHbBQ]  democracynow Published on Sep 11, 2013 Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author, weighs in on today’s 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks and how the civil war in Syria appears destined to permanently break the country apart. "[9/11] was very significant, a major terrorist act, More

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