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Chris Hedges: Sacrificing the Vulnerable, From Gaza to America

 The people in Gaza deserve to be free. So do we. But do not look to our political mandarins for help, or expect anything but vaudevillian smoke and mirrors from the billions poured into our campaign circus. Look within. By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  September 14, 2014   A Palestinian stands in the rubble of destroyed More

We Are Two Nations: A Christmas Serial Part 1

(photo: unknown)By Charles Pierce  25 December 13  Esquire  RSN.com "Forgive me if I am wrong. It has been done in your name, or at least in that of your family," said Scrooge."There are some upon this earth of yours,' returned the Spirit, 'who lay claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, More

Photos: CODEPINK Peace Insurrection encampment outside Congress

CODEPINK activists and allies set up a camp known as the ‘Peace Insurrection’ outside of Congress...See more TCHallMedia  September 13, 2013  on Flickr CODEPINK activists and allies set up a camp known as the ‘Peace Insurrection’ outside of Congress at the corners of Independence and New Jersey avenues, calling for no military intervention in Syria. More

Jim Hightower> Repeal the Patriot Act

 "We the People have now learned that all three branches of government have furtively conspired for seven years to violate our privacy—so, no, we don't trust any of them."  Jim Hightower  Published: Wednesday 19 June 2013  NationofChange.org It's back. The Patriot Act — that grotesque, ever-mutating, hydra-headed monstrosity from the Bush-Cheney Little Shop of Horrors More

Jim Hightower> Repeal the Patriot Act

 "We the People have now learned that all three branches of government have furtively conspired for seven years to violate our privacy—so, no, we don't trust any of them."  Jim Hightower  Published: Wednesday 19 June 2013  NationofChange.org It's back. The Patriot Act — that grotesque, ever-mutating, hydra-headed monstrosity from the Bush-Cheney Little Shop of Horrors More

Lawrence Davidson> How Propaganda Targets Iran

How Propaganda Targets Iran America’s Founders saw press freedom as a key check on government dishonesty, but today’s media has become a powerful ally of official lies by funneling sophisticated propaganda especially in support of war, as Lawrence Davidson notes about the hysteria over Iran. By Lawrence Davidson    January 6, 2012 consortiumnews.com  Winston Churchill once said, “No one pretends that democracy is More

Tomgram: Bill McKibben, Buying Congress in 2012> Armed With Naïvete Time to Stop Being Cynical About Corporate Money in Politics and Start Being Angry

Tomgram: Bill McKibben, Buying Congress in 2012 Posted by Bill McKibben at 9:47AM, January 05, 2012. Tom Dispatch Startling numbers of Americans are “underwater” — homeowners and students alike — and so, for that matter, is Congress, even if in quite a different way.  In these last years, it’s been flooded with money.  Millionaires, including at least 10 centimillionaires, now make up nearly More

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