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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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Snowden Leak: Canada Spied on Airport Travelers Who Used Wi-Fi For Days After They Left the Terminal

Written by on January 31, 2014 in Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Snowden Leak: Canada Spied on Airport Travelers Who Used Wi-Fi For Days After They Left the Terminal

The Canadian version of the National Security Agency used information from airport Internet hotspots to track the wireless devices of thousands of airline passengers for days after they left the airport, according to the latest leaks by former government contractor Edward Snowden.

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Federal Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Written by on January 30, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
Federal Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

RT: US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Thursday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 20-year-old surviving suspect of the Boston Marathon bombing, will face the death penalty in his trial. In April, prosecutors say Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan – the 26-year-old who authorities believe was the mastermind – left two bombs near the finish line of the historic Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260. Tsarnaev has pled not guilty to the 30 criminal charges he faces, 17 of which would carry the death penalty should he be convicted. Ameera David talks to RT’s Marina Portnaya about Holder’s decision-making process in opting for the death penalty in this case.

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5 Examples Of How Agenda 21 Is Increasing The Scope Of Its Enslavement In America

Written by on January 29, 2014 in Policies with 0 Comments
5 Examples Of How Agenda 21 Is Increasing The Scope Of Its Enslavement In America

Agenda 21 is attempting to turn American society upside down. If the average person could be made aware of the principles underlying Agenda 21, every city council member, every mayor, every state legislator would be be too afraid to promote anything close to an Agenda 21 policy. My friends, we have a lot of work to do.

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Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Written by on January 29, 2014 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

RT: National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, thanks to two Norwegian lawmakers. Baard Vegard Solhjell and Snorre Valen cited the public debate and policy changes brought about by the NSA leaks, saying Snowden “has contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order.” In the meantime, US Attorney General Eric Holder was on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, where he testified in front of the Senate Judiciary. Senators questioned Holder on Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s controversial surveillance programs. RT’s Liz Wahl updates us on the hearing and the latest leaks about the secretive spy agency.

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