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Imperial Rot - Washington's Secret Agendas
"The US government's secret agendas have cost Americans and many peoples in the world tremendously. Essentially, the Foster brothers created the Cold War with their secret agendas and anti-communist hysteria. Secret agendas committed Americans to long, costly, and unnecessary wars in Vietnam and the Middle East. Secret CIA and military agendas intending regime change in Cuba were blocked by President John F. Kennedy and resulted in the assassination of a president... Secret agendas have prevailed for so long that the American people themselves are now corrupted... Visit Website ]
Sep 29, 2014, 4:45pm

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Consciousness at the Cusp?
Martin LeFevre: Perhaps the clearest expression of a core intent of this column comes from Vimala Thakar, an Indian spiritual teacher and social activist I read about recently who died in 2009. Combining two seemingly, usually separate domains, Vimala taught spirituality to activists, and advocated social conscience to contemplatives...
Sep 27, 2014, 5:11pm

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Parliament and Congress Have No Power to Legalize War
David Swanson: "Congress has fled town to avoid voting for or against a new war. Many of the big donors to Congressional campaigns would want Yes votes. Many voters would want No votes, if not immediately, then as soon as the panic induced by the beheading videos wears off, which could be within the next month. Better to just avoid displeasing anyone -- other than people who notice you running away...
Sep 27, 2014, 11:36am

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Everything That's Wrong With The NFL Is Wrong With America, Too
Richard RJ Eskow: Sexism. A culture of violence. Untrustworthy leadership. Runaway wealth inequality. An indifference to workers' health. Employees who are above the law. Hush-hush financing. Multimillion-dollar tax breaks... We're not talking about corporate CEOs or the Christmas parties on Wall Street. We're talking about the National Football League...
Sep 26, 2014, 2:57pm

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An Evening with Nicolas Maduro
In the Bronx, New York, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro reminded black Americans what they have lost as a result of following misleaders and worshipping Barack Obama. Before corporate dollars and Barack Obama delivered a crippling blow to black politics, African Americans were in the forefront of opposition to United States foreign policy... Visit Website ]
Sep 25, 2014, 3:59pm

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Pretexts for War
Martin LeFevre: Ban Ki Moon nattered obsequiously today at a special session of the Security Council called by President Obama to "unify the world" on the supposed threat to humanity posed by ISIS/ISIL. Moon may as well have been baying at it when he spoke of "the unity of purpose of the Security Council under the leadership of President Obama."...
Sep 25, 2014, 10:47am

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On the wrong side of the law
Elizabeth Schulte: "The reality is that the laws that supposedly address violence against women--and the institutions that enforce those laws--don't serve all people equally. They are steeped in the same sexism and racism that is woven into the fabric of U.S. society.... In cases where police get called, the cops can be more dangerous than the original abuse.... Contact with police = more harassment and violence + the threat of arrest and jail....
Sep 24, 2014, 4:18pm

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The Poverty of Culture
"The only thing more predictable than riots in the United States' dilapidated cities is the outpouring of moralizing pseudo-explanations that accompany them. In this, as in so much else, Ferguson has been no exception. Between riffs on the venerable trope of "outside agitators," commentators groping for an explanation of the uprising have seized on another, equally well-established mythology: the idea of a culture of poverty among black Americans... Visit Website ]
Sep 23, 2014, 3:57pm

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A Question of Symbols
Martin LeFevre: A sudden cognitive advance occurred in ancient humans, some 100,000 years ago. It was an evolutionary leap that enabled us to have complex languages and cultures, as well as art, science and technology. Since then we humans have been creatures of symbols. Is the next evolutionary leap liberation from symbols?... The brain has the capacity, paradoxically exapted from the evolution of symbolic thought, for awareness without symbols, knowledge and memory...
Sep 22, 2014, 5:17pm

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From War-Weary to War-Hungry: Propaganda's Triumph
Ben Schreiner: Those doubting the effectiveness of the mass propaganda system in America—the vaunted home of the "free press"- would be wise to examine the remarkable shift in public opinion occurring in regards to the reintroduction of American forces into Iraq...
Sep 22, 2014, 3:10pm

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'The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism'
The idea that the commodification and suffering and forced labor of African Americans is what made the United States powerful and rich is not an idea that people necessarily are happy to hear. Yet it is the truth.... In The Half Has Never Been Told, Edward E. Baptist, author, historian and Cornell University associate professor, artfully combines the individual voices of an enslaved population within a broader discussion of the economic and geographic growth of America in the nineteenth century... Visit Website ]
Sep 22, 2014, 3:08pm

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No Teaching Without Questioning
Martin LeFevre: The prevalent notion among spiritual teachers is that questioning is a sign of non-understanding. They are there to give answers, not ask questions. But it’s actually just the opposite. Illumined beings are continually questioning themselves and others...This was brought home to me in a recent conversation with a teacher from Shasta Abbey... a Buddhist monastery in the Soto Zen (Serene Reflection Meditation) tradition...
Sep 20, 2014, 4:50pm

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'Think Locally, Act Globally': 6 Takeaways From the Scotland Vote
Richard Eskow: ...But this historic vote should be studied by all those who want to affect political and economic change around the world, because there are important lessons to be learned.... 1. Strength and unity are needed to resist the growing power of large corporations....2. Large democracies are increasingly beholden to corporate interests.... 5. Global elites have failed -- and they're worried... 6. People vote when they feel they have a say in their own destiny...
Sep 20, 2014, 4:14pm

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War, Circus and Injustice Down Under
John Pilger: "During all the years I have been reporting and filming Indigenous Australia, one "need" has struck me as paramount. A treaty. By that I mean an effective Indigenous bill of rights: land rights, resources rights, health rights, education rights, housing rights, and more. None of the "advances" of recent years, such as Native Title, has delivered the rights and services most Australians take for granted.... Visit Website ]
Sep 20, 2014, 4:02pm

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Colombia Is Taking On Its Billionaires. Why Can't We?
Thom Hartmann: "America's billionaires are driving this nation's poverty epidemic. But it doesn't have to be that way... More and more Colombians are being lifted out of poverty each year because the Colombian government isn't afraid to ask the wealthy elite to do their fair share to help the economy... Last week, the Colombian government, under the direction of President Juan Manuel Santos, extended a wealth tax that was first introduced in 2002...
Sep 19, 2014, 1:33pm


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