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Time to Take a Stand to End US Impunity

Written by on February 10, 2014 in Government with 1 Comment
Time to Take a Stand to End US Impunity

Why is it that when the United States is responsible for violations of international law, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law, discussions of the violations center almost exclusively on whether such violations are necessary and effective? It’s almost as if international law only exists for others, and even then the ‘others’ to which international law applies is limited to those the U.S. views as ‘rogue’ states.

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The Parasitical Elite – Defining the Shifting Enemy Of The Common Man

Written by on February 10, 2014 in Corruption with 0 Comments
The Parasitical Elite – Defining the Shifting Enemy Of The Common Man

Who are these people? Some will immediately chime in, “They aren’t people at all!” Perhaps so…perhaps not. They go by many names; The Powers That Be, The Illuminati, The Freemasons, The Brotherhood of the Snake, The Universal Brotherhood, The Sinisteri are but a few. The broad term, Parasitical Elite, is more description than a branded label.

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Ron Paul: Will No One Challenge Obama’s Executive Orders?

Written by on February 10, 2014 in Politics with 0 Comments
Ron Paul: Will No One Challenge Obama’s Executive Orders?

President Obama’s state of the union pledge to “act with or without Congress” marks a milestone in presidential usurpation of Congressional authority. Most modern presidents have used executive orders to change and even create laws without Congressional approval. However President Obama is unusually brazen, in that most Presidents do not brag about their plans to rule by executive order in state of the union speeches.

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The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program – by Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald

Written by on February 10, 2014 in Military, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program –  by Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald

The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes – an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent or unidentified people.

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Chris Hedges on Wealth Inequality, Corporate Ruthlessness, Military Mind and the Antidote to Defeatism [MUST SEE]

Written by on February 9, 2014 in Bankers & Wall St., Corruption with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges on Wealth Inequality, Corporate Ruthlessness, Military Mind and the Antidote to Defeatism [MUST SEE]

Abby Martin interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Chris Hedges, discussing wealth inequality, the unsustainable nature of the economic system, the military mind in solving world problems, and the antidote to defeatism.

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Understanding and Dismantling the Global Control System

Written by on February 6, 2014 in Corruption with 2 Comments
Understanding and Dismantling the Global Control System

Looking at the global situation from the perspective of fear is counterproductive. We need to look at it from a perspective of concern, and see the opportunity that lies in having the knowledge of the global situation. There are opportunities in all these problems. Many people, when they discover the global situation and discover the truth about the world we live in, they move straight into fear. This does not help alleviate the situation. It’s one thing to be aware of it, but it’s another thing to be working actively to rectify this problem – the problem of government corruption, the problem of corporatism, the problem of commerce being superimposed over the human experience to the point where money and economics is viewed as being more important than people and more important than life. Unfortunately this is the situation we currently face.

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Chomsky: No Wonder the World Is Terrified of America — We’re the Biggest Threat

Written by on February 6, 2014 in Government with 1 Comment
Chomsky: No Wonder the World Is Terrified of America — We’re the Biggest Threat

As the year 2013 drew to an end, the BBC reported on the results of the WIN/Gallup International poll on the question: “Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in the world today?” The United States was the champion by a substantial margin, winning three times the votes of second-place Pakistan. By contrast, the debate in American scholarly and media circles is about whether Iran can be contained, and whether the huge NSA surveillance system is needed to protect U.S. security.

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WikiLeaks: US trying to ‘Criminalize Journalism’ Over Snowden Leaks

Written by on February 5, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
WikiLeaks: US trying to ‘Criminalize Journalism’ Over Snowden Leaks

In a House Intelligence Committee hearing looking into worldwide threats to U.S. national security on Tuesday, Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) suggested that journalists brokering leaked documents from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden are breaking the law. Later, Rogers called investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, one of the reporters who first broke the NSA leak story, a thief for stealing government information. Greenwald responded on Twitter, saying, “Maybe there’s something that has become pretty sick about DC political culture if the idea of prosecuting journalists is now this mainstream.” RT’s Liz Wahl talks to WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson to see if journalists reporting on leaked documents are accomplices to treason, as some US government officials have suggested, or merely participating in their First Amendment rights to freedom of the press.

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Fast Track to Income Inequality

Written by on February 4, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Fast Track to Income Inequality

Corporate interests were fiercely lobbying for President Obama to dedicate serious time in this State of the Union speech to pushing fast track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in order to try to overcome growing congressional and public opposition to both, but instead he made only a brief passing reference. The White House had come under considerable pressure from congressional Democrats and base groups not to raise these issues, given the stark conflict with the main theme of Obama’s speech. Implementing TPP – a NAFTA-on-steroids with 11 nations – would undermine Obama’s efforts to battle income inequality.

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Meet the U.S. Allies – Saudi Arabia Passes Draconian, Medieval Laws to Crush Dissent

Written by on February 4, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Meet the U.S. Allies – Saudi Arabia Passes Draconian, Medieval Laws to Crush Dissent

Michael Krieger: The Saudi regime just passed a series of Medieval laws to crack down on all dissent. In a nutshell: Dissent = Terrorism. Simply exposing corruption could be seen as a violation of the law. Some also warned that Saudi women who get behind the wheel of a car in violation of the ban on female drivers could be tried under the new anti-terror law. Other worrying aspects include an article that says police can raid homes and offices on suspicion of anti-government activity without prior approval from a judge or even a superior.

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First in the nation: Arizona senate committee passes 4th Amendment Protection Act to thwart NSA spying

Written by on February 4, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
First in the nation: Arizona senate committee passes 4th Amendment Protection Act to thwart NSA spying

On Monday, an Arizona state senate committee became the first legislative body in the country to pass a bill designed to thwart surveillance programs from the National Security Agency (NSA). Senate Bill 1156 (SB1156), the Arizona 4th Amendment Protection Act, was introduced by Sen. Kelli Ward and 14 other sponsors and co-sponsors.

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Is the TPP Dead? Have We Won?

Written by on February 3, 2014 in Government, Politics with 2 Comments
Is the TPP Dead? Have We Won?

It has been 20 years since NAFTA, (North American free Trade agreement) went into effect with the promise of more equality, more jobs, and a better, more prosperous and peaceful world for all of us.

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Environmental Groups “Shocked” by Reports of NSA Spying of U.N. Climate Talks

Written by on February 3, 2014 in Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Environmental Groups “Shocked” by Reports of NSA Spying of U.N. Climate Talks

In one of the latest revelations based on the leaks of Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency spied on foreign governments before and during the 2009 U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen. An internal NSA document says its analysts and foreign partners briefed U.S. negotiators on other countries’ “preparations and goals,” saying, “signals intelligence will undoubtedly play a significant role in keeping our negotiators as well informed as possible throughout the two-week event.” We speak to Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth.

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9/11 Truth Interrupts Super Bowl 2014 Post Gome Conference [25-sec Video]

Written by on February 3, 2014 in Corruption with 1 Comment
9/11 Truth Interrupts Super Bowl 2014 Post Gome Conference [25-sec Video]

During the post-game interview with Superbowl Most Valuable Player Malcolm Smith, Matthew Mills, 30, from Brooklyn, snatched the microphone from him and shouted: “Investigate 9/11. 9/11 was perpetrated by people in our own government.” Mills then dropped the microphone and walked off the stage. New Jersey State Police have charged Mills with criminal trespass.

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Top 5 Ways to Spot a Liar Using Past Presidents as Examples – Abby Martin

Written by on February 2, 2014 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Top 5 Ways to Spot a Liar Using Past Presidents as Examples – Abby Martin

Abby Martin speaks with BTS producer Manuel Rapalo about the top five characteristics of a liar, including body language and verbal signals, using past presidents as prime examples.

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