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_ 05.02.2019 18:29
Trump SOTU: "Pointless Wars" Hinder America's Prosperity
DT made a remark during his state of the union address about the "only things" which were a threat to America's prosperity and national unity.

He mentioned 'pointless wars' and 'partisan political investigations' [i.e. Russiagate / moon-truther "Trump = Russian Asset Since 1987"] as two of those.

If we want America to prosper, he said, there "can not be war and investigation".

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Jim Prues 05.02.2019 10:32
The Vast Impact of Legalizing Hemp
February 3rd, 2019

The Empire doesn't understand yet what has happened. Legalizing hemp farming and hemp industries will have a profound impact on our local communities, our soil, our ecosystems and our culture at large. They don't understand that legalizing hemp, part of the new Farm Bill enacted in December, is a tremendous catalyst for change. But we do.

Hemp was the first plant under human cultivation, some 10,000 years ago. Hemp farming and production was a staple of Europe and much of the world 1,000 years ago. Without hemp Europeans could not have colonized so much of the world, as hemp sails are durable and don't rot. So we have some history with the plant.

William Hurst, the yellow news publisher from 100 years ago was quite the racist. He hated people of color, and while it was quite clear that hemp was a staple for poor folk, he intentionally confused hemp and marijuana, a favorite high of these minorities. He demonized both incessently in his papers until congress took the step of making production of hemp and manufacture of hemp products illegal, along with its cousin, 'the heathen devil weed'. But why go after hemp?

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Patrice Faubert 05.02.2019 00:29
Paraphysique de biocénose
Produire pour produire, mentir pour se faire élire...

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C. J. Hopkins 03.02.2019 23:21
Mister Charlie Told Me So
January 30th, 2019

Say what you will about the current zeitgeist, at least it's often entertaining ... albeit in a psychotic Charlie Manson kind of way. Last week, for example, when Russian Hitler ordered Russian-intelligence-asset Hitler to support a coup against Venezuelan Hitler (i.e., Russian Hitler's South American ally) to distract attention from Smirkboy Hitler and his acne-faced army of MAGA hat-wearing Catholic high-school Hitler Youth. That was entertaining ... or something.

This Russian Hitler-backed American Hitler against Russian Hitler-backed Venezuelan Hitler attempted non-military military coup was one of the silliest attempted coups in the history of silly attempted coups. Basically, what happened was, a person by the name of Juan Guaidó (who many Venezuelans had never even heard of) declared himself President of Venezuela. Seriously, he just came out one day and announced that he was in charge of the country. He called on the Venezuelan military to back him. The Venezuelan military did not back him. The Venezuelan military laughed in his face.

American Russian-intelligence-asset Hitler, who probably couldn't find Venezuela on a map, nonetheless officially recognized Guaidó as the legitimate President of Venezuela, as did the majority of the Western corporate media, despite the fact that he had been elected by no one and did not have the backing of his country's military (which, normally, when you're staging a military coup, it's kind of a good idea to have). The UK, France, Germany, Spain, and other members of the "international community" demanded that Venezuela hold new elections, or else they too will recognize Guaidó, or any other neoliberal puppet Russian-intelligence-asset Hitler decides is the President of Venezuela.

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Edward Curtin 03.02.2019 23:20
The CIA Then And Now: Old Wine In New Bottles
The Nazis had a name for their propaganda and mind-control operations: weltanschauungskrieg - "world view warfare." As good students, they had learned many tricks of the trade from their American teachers, including Sigmund Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays, who had honed his propagandistic skills for the United States during World War I and had subsequently started the public relations industry in New York City, an industry whose raison d'&#519;tre from the start was to serve the interests of the elites in manipulating the public mind.

In 1941, U.S. Intelligence translated weltanschauungskrieg as "psychological warfare," a phrase that fails to grasp the full dimensions of the growing power and penetration of U.S. propaganda, then and now. Of course, the American propaganda apparatus was just then getting started on an enterprise that has become the epitome of successful world view warfare programs, a colossal beast whose tentacles have spread to every corner of the globe and whose fabrications have nestled deep within the psyches of many hundreds of millions of Americans and people around the world. And true to form in this circle game of friends helping friends, this propaganda program was ably assisted after WW II by all the Nazis secreted into the U.S. ("Operation Paperclip") by Allen Dulles and his henchmen in the OSS and then the CIA to make sure the U.S. had operatives to carry on the Nazi legacy (see David Talbot's 'The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, The CIA, and The Rise of America's Secret Government', an extraordinary book that will make your skin crawl with disgust).

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Michael Hudson 03.02.2019 22:59
Trump's Brilliant Strategy To Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony
The end of America's unchallenged global economic dominance has arrived sooner than expected, thanks to the very same Neocons who gave the world the Iraq, Syria and the dirty wars in Latin America. Just as the Vietnam War drove the United States off gold by 1971, its violent regime change warfare against Venezuela and Syria - and threatening other countries with sanctions if they do not join this crusade - is driving European and other nations to create their alternative financial institutions.

This break has been building for quite some time, and was bound to occur. But who would have thought that Donald Trump would become the catalytic agent? No left-wing party, no socialist, anarchist or foreign nationalist leader anywhere in the world could have achieved what he is doing to break up the American Empire.

The Deep State is reacting with shock at how this right-wing real estate grifter has been able to drive other countries to defend themselves by dismantling the U.S.-centered world order. To rub it in, he is using Bush and Reagan-era Neocon arsonists, John Bolton and now Elliott Abrams, to fan the flames in Venezuela. It is almost like a black political comedy. The world of international diplomacy is being turned inside-out. A world where there is no longer even a pretense that we might adhere to international norms, let alone laws or treaties.

The Neocons who Trump has appointed are accomplishing what seemed unthinkable not long ago: Driving China and Russia together - the great nightmare of Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski. They also are driving Germany and other European countries into the Eurasian orbit, the "Heartland" nightmare of Halford Mackinder a century ago.

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Patrice Faubert 03.02.2019 01:21
Le morcellement d'unification
Morcellement d'unification, unification du morcellement...

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Leonhard Bauer 01.02.2019 05:49
Multilateralism is no remedy but a waste of time!
Multilateralism is no remedy but a waste of time! Translation Preface: Abolish Nato. If not today then next week, please. The Americans do not want it - their people do not mind about it, their government does not like to pay for it, only their bureaucrats want it. The Europeans do not want it - our people are either fed up with it, displaced or corrupted by it, but our bureaucrats are clinging to it because they are fearing true change of government and open competition from ending foreign military occupation. Or they are stuck on stupid and fear Russia instead, which has completely pulled out here a generation ago, while Nato did not. Nato has brought about a coup against the United Nations General Assembly by waging an illegal war in Europe (1999 against Serbia), and - as the worst instance of multilateralism - is posing the necessity to the United Nations to dissolve this illegal organisation to restore peace in Europe and its sovereignty. Translation of article follows.

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Patrice Faubert 01.02.2019 01:29
Capitalotest, amalgamisme, confusionnisme, dépolitisme
Du morcellement généralisé...

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rex 31.01.2019 22:12
Shortwave Report Down
bandwith error bandwidth exceeded: problem or attack?

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Ernst Ulrich von Weizsacker 29.01.2019 12:34
Against Social Darwinism
"The conquest of Africa and large parts of Asia was not morally justified by anything. Only peace is morally justified. Today social Darwinism appears in the guise of Anglo-Saxon capitalism. Ecology and pure market ideology are in conflict." Translated from the German

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Patrice Faubert 28.01.2019 23:34
Engrammation intrusive
Toute étiquette est devenue marrante...

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TribLive 28.01.2019 20:12
Pittsburgh Mayor Offended When District Attorney Says His Anti-Gun Bill Is Illegal
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto on Tuesday said he was "highly offended" by a letter written by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. that questioned city council's authority to enact a gun ban and advised council members they could face criminal charges if the legislation passes.

Peduto and council proposed bills banning semi-automatic weapons and certain firearms accessories and ammunition after a mass shooting Oct. 27 at Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill, in which 11 worshipers were murdered. The bills have drawn wide criticism from gun activists, who have threatened to sue and seek criminal charges against council should they pass.

Zappala, who is running for re-election in 2019, cited a Pennsylvania law that prohibits municipalities from regulating firearms.

"The letter has no relation to politics or policy," Zappala spokesman Mike Manko said. "It is about process and legality. That said, this is not the first time that District Attorney Zappala has had to inform public officials that they were acting contrary to established law."

"While I certainly see the desire for such type of legislation at the state and federal levels, I believe that city council does not have the authority to pass such legislation," Zappala wrote in the letter dated Jan. 9.

He wrote that he was certain upon passage of the ban that an Allegheny County resident would seek to file a private criminal complaint with his office alleging a violation of the law.

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Sergi Halimi, Pierre Rimbert and Elmar Altvater 28.01.2019 04:25
The Populist Makers and Dangerous Optimism
The people vote and capital decides. Another capitalism appears that is marked by an anti-liberal and intolerant culture. The goal of the new capitalists is the same as the old capitalists: to make the rich even richer. Cheap money seduces to new speculation. The financial crisis became the bank crisis and the crisis of state indebtedness. The governing elites fail to prevent the threatening climate collapse and irresponsibly gamble away the future of coming generations.

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Patrice Faubert 27.01.2019 01:31
Agressologie totalitaire
Le culte de la punition...

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Paul Haeder 26.01.2019 20:37
How The Salvation Army Lives Off (And Thrives With) A Special Brand Of Poverty Pimping
In reality, there is nothing highly progressive or leftist, let alone radical, in the make-up of Portland. It's a city and a metropolitan service area with outlying communities that draw in some of the more reactionary types from California, Texas and mid-west. Techies are libertarian at best, racist and anti-socialist at worst. They bring their knee-jerk conservatism to this great mossy, green place of dead progressive ideas. Portland is mired with constant freeway gridlock 24/7, and the number of people barely making it — living in vans and sometimes 30-year-old RVs, and working two jobs — is steadily rising. Then add to that the rush of the poverty pimps and their battalions of college graduates needing-work-with-heaping-school-debt-to-deal-with, mired in a cradle-to-grave negative outlook that harangues them daily as they attempt to square some meaning in their lives of rents that are criminally high, no-cause evictions, a deep class divide, an embedded racist history for both the city and the state, and a social services system that is a band-aid on the gaping chest wound of neoliberal assaults.

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Gary Olson 26.01.2019 20:26
Why is Trump Being Portrayed as Russia's Stooge?
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There is an escalating mainstream media campaign, including The Washington Post and The New York Times, to depict President Trump as Russia's puppet in the White House. One need not be a Trump enthusiast to call out these preposterous, fact-free allegations as reminiscent of McCarthyism. Efforts to portray Trump as a Manchurian Candidate — from a classic Cold War book and film where a U.S.soldier is brainwashed into doing the Kremlin's bidding — endanger whatever remnants remain of American democracy. It's also disconcerting that Russia-baiting is on the increase, even some being directed at progressives from other progressives. I will not be surprised if Venezuela is soon coupled with the latter.

"McCarthyism," of course, refers to the use of government investigations to destroy one's enemies. Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy is famous for brandishing this tactic and will forever be associated with the question, "Are you now or have you ever been" a member of the Communist Party?

Finally, on June 9, 1954, Joseph Welch, special counsel to the U.S. Army listened during a hearing in which McCarthy accused the Army of being "soft on communism." In dramatic fashion, the usually mild-mannered Welch asked "Have you no sense of shame sir, at long last?" When combined with CBS News correspondent Edward R. Murrow's reporting, this was McCarthy's downfall from politics. He was officially censored by the U.S. Senate on December 2,1954.

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C. J. Hopkins 26.01.2019 20:23
The Fetishization of the Corporate Media
January 22nd, 2019

So the corporate media have gone and done it again. As they have, repeatedly, for the last two and half years, they shook the earth with a "bombshell" story proving beyond any reasonable doubt that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the presidency from Hillary Clinton, or at least committed an impeachable felony in connection with something to do with the Russians, or Ukrainians, or other Slavic persons ... which story turned out to be inaccurate, or not entirely accurate, or a bunch of horseshit.

This time it was BuzzFeed's Jason Leopold, "a reporter with a checkered past" (i.e., a history of inventing his sources) who broke the "bombshell" Russiagate story that turned out to be a bunch of horseshit. Leopold, and his colleague Anthony Cormier, reported that Trump had directed his attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about plans to construct a Trump Tower in Moscow, thus suborning perjury and obstructing justice. Their sources for this "bombshell" story were allegedly "two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter."

Approximately twenty-four hours later, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office (i.e., the office "involved in an investigation of the matter") stated that the BuzzFeed story was "not accurate," which is a legal term meaning "a bunch of horseshit." BuzzFeed is standing by its story, and is working to determine what, exactly, Mueller's office meant by "not accurate." Ben Smith, BuzzFeed's Editor-in-Chief, has called on Mueller "to make clear what he's disputing."

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Clyde 25.01.2019 08:29
Roger Stone Arrested in Mueller probe.
Oh damn, it's on

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Patrice Faubert 25.01.2019 01:13
Paraphysique d'anesthésiologie sociétale
Plus aucun slogan n'est crié...

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Dan Roberts 24.01.2019 17:03
The Shortwave Report 01/25/19 Listen Globally!
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Sputnik Radio.

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Ban Fur 24.01.2019 13:42
Affiliates of Hilton Hotel. CBS & Gray TV Affiliate Are Advertising Bloody Fur
More and more around the world are banning fur sales and outlawing anal electrocution of furbearing animals. Please let corporations which
profiteer from this bloody business know it was unwise to be involved in such advertising and blood money.

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Kevin Ryan 23.01.2019 21:55
Nothing Is More Racist Than The War On Terror
This weekend Americans were outraged over an incident in which a group of white kids from Kentucky taunted a Native American elder in Washington, DC. It appeared that a racist mindset played a role in the actions of the MAGA-cap wearing kids as they reportedly chanted, "Build that wall!," apparently ignorant of the fact that Native Americans are not the target of Trump's wall. Apologists for the kids later suggested that the their behavior was the fault of the Native American or that Black Israelite protestors had provoked them. In any case, racist ignorance is not limited to kids from Kentucky as it is the signature of the nearly 18-year long War on Terror that a majority of Americans support.

According to a national poll taken in September last year, 56% of Americans believe that the U.S. is "winning The War on Terror." That dubious war began as a response to the crimes of September 11, 2001 and has been used as the driving force to kill half a million people and destroy the lives of many more. The terrorism that this war allegedly confronts conveniently originates in geographical areas that are most important for the production and transport of strategic natural resources. It also reflects a "grand strategy" that was defined two years before 9/11 by people who are suspected of actually committing the crimes.

The pervasive anti-Muslim racism that has evolved from the 9/11 Wars is a form of cultural racism that requires the victims to have little more than brown skin. The public has become easily manipulated by fear and their most banal, racist tendencies into accepting horrific crimes committed in their names including mass murder, torture, and indefinite incarceration. The victims don't need to have any solid evidence against them and they only need to look like "the enemy," much as the kids from Kentucky perceived the Native Americans they taunted.

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No To Kamala Harris 23.01.2019 21:09
Why Progressives Oppose The Nomination Of Kamala Harris As President
Senator Kamala Harris Democrat from California has announced she is running for president. Here are some reasons to oppose her nomination.

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Joe Anybody 23.01.2019 13:14
VIDEO: CLOSE GITMO 17 YEARS protest in Portland Oregon
January 11, 2019 marks 17 years since the opening of the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Local human rights, peace and justice organizations had a visibility action, rally and march on Friday, January 11 to mark the occasion with the message "Close Guantanamo: Still America's Shame."

In Portland Oregon, over a dozen people stood with signs and information regarding the 17 years of GITMO's operation in Cuba, demanding it be closed down.

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blues 23.01.2019 07:08
What's Going Down (The We-ists)
OK kids, here is what's going down:

It's between the We-ist (that's us + Europe), Russia, and China.

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Patrice Faubert 23.01.2019 01:06
Paraphysique du burnout post démocratique
Et c'est la rue, la grande misère...

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Heinz Steinert and Davut Col 22.01.2019 06:26
The Attack of Corporations and the Rich on the Rest of Society
We are living in one of the richest societies in the world. Inconceivable sums were given out without hesitation when the banks were bailed out from bankruptcy. This rich society is merciless and bureaucratic and has become envious, ruthless and malicious. The rich triumph and despise others as losers. Corporations and the rich must desist from their selfishness and accept their responsibility again for society.

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Patrice Faubert 21.01.2019 06:48
Unification, séparation et fragmentation
Fausse union, vraie division...

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DA 20.01.2019 16:56
"Pro-Life" Terrorists at Pioneer Square
So-called "pro-life" anti-choice religious terrorists gather at Pioneer Square in Portland, OR, photos from 1/19/2019.

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Patrice Faubert 20.01.2019 01:19
Tutelle comportementaliste
Du comportement et du milieu...

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C. J. Hopkins 19.01.2019 16:43
The War on Populism
January 10th, 2019

Remember when the War on Terror ended and the War on Populism began? That's OK, no one else does.

It happened in the Summer of 2016, also known as "the Summer of Fear." The War on Terror was going splendidly. There had been a series of "terrorist attacks," in Orlando, Nice, Würzberg, Munich, Reutlingen, Ansbach, and Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, each of them perpetrated by suddenly "self-radicalized" "lone wolf terrorists" (or "non-terrorist terrorists") who had absolutely no connection to any type of organized terrorist groups prior to suddenly "self- radicalizing" themselves by consuming "terrorist content" on the Internet. It seemed we were entering a new and even more terrifying phase of the Global War on Terror, a phase in which anyone could be a "terrorist" and "terrorism" could mean almost anything.

This broadening of the already virtually meaningless definition of "terrorism" was transpiring just in time for Obama to hand off the reins to Hillary Clinton, who everyone knew was going to be the next president, and who was going to have to bomb the crap out of Syria in response to the non-terrorist terrorist threat. The War on Terror (or, rather, "the series of persistent targeted efforts to dismantle specific networks of violent extremists that threaten America," as Obama rebranded it) was going to continue, probably forever. The Brexit referendum had just taken place, but no one had really digested that yet ... and then Trump won the nomination.

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Greg Maybury 19.01.2019 16:36
The "Kosher Nostra" Nation
January 17th, 2019

"[T]the loveliest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist."

- Charles Baudelaire, 'The Generous Gambler' (1864)

"The Jewish state of Israel characterizes itself as a "Jewish and democratic" state, although the latest law of the Knesset wishes to raise "Jewishness" above "democracy". However, it must be blindingly obvious to anyone not in thrall to the ruling narratives, that when a minority of a population is regarded as hostile, is unwelcome and therefore is never part of a governing coalition, democracy must be a casualty, especially when that minority has been singled out for discriminatory and dispossessory treatment, despite the legal somersaulting of the greatest of Jewish legal minds."

- Lynda Burstein Brayer1

Brief: Having now called an election in April, it seems clear Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's rationale for the early poll is to avert possible indictment for alleged corruption. Always something of a political 'chancer' whom few would accuse of lacking chutzpah, even for the estimable "Bibi" this is an audacious gamble. Either way, win or lose (and we might opine, guilty or innocent), very little is likely to change for the better in the way the state of Israel comports itself on the international stage. With that in mind, this is as good a time as any to take a deeper look at this increasingly militarily aggressive and geopolitically opportunistic nation, which like its current leader, has long been a law unto itself. I paid a visit of sorts to the Wailing Wall.

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Binoy Kampmark 19.01.2019 16:26
Spy Theories And The White House: Donald Trump As Russian Agent
January 19th, 2019

The level of absurdity in US politics has now reached such vertigo inducing levels as to render all manner of things permissible. Contact with the unwashed implies collaboration; discussion with the enemy implies assent. To go to a dinner party with a perceived hostile force in the context of business of diplomacy has become a child's condemnation of misplaced loyalties. Yet everyday, thousands of engagements are made between powers and interests where nothing other than a hello is exchanged, or a pleasantry. Perhaps the more relevant question to ask here is that businessmen and women in power suggest the limits of the nation state and representation: to what extent can such figures claim to be legitimate as figure who think outside the logic of money and finance?

In the impoverished, manic era of Donald Trump, the accusers have mimicked the man they wish to destroy. Mimicry replaces originality; the copycat reigns with derivative accusation and complaint. It is with ironic semblance that the individuals accuse him of mendacity, a dislike of evidence, and an aversion to the record, should be happy to throw all convention out as they take ring seats in speculation. Trump, the spy, the man of treason, the sell-out, runs the stables of the addled and confused.

CNN was particularly busy on this dithering foolishness, demonstrating yet again that newfangled point that no news is worthy unless it can be made into a confection of some heft. The president demands this because of his character, the sensationalist figure, the man of game shows and the reality television persona. He must be sensationalised.

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Uhuru Solidarity Movement 19.01.2019 11:54
Solidarity Spear Study "The Struggle Continues! - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..."
Tune in today on facebook.com/uhurusolidarity and share:
In this week's Solidarity Spear Study we will study the article "The Struggle Continues! - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968", published by The Burning Spear, the newspaper of the African People's Socialist Party.

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Jim Lockhart 19.01.2019 03:33
Video: Chris Hedges in Eugene, 1 hr 24 min
"Weapons that don't work - against enemies that don't exist - with money we don't have" (Joseph Stiglitz)

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Patrice Faubert 17.01.2019 23:53
Paraphysique de proxémie guerrière
Le capital sait tout récupérer pour l'adapter...

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Dan Roberts 17.01.2019 17:12
The Shortwave Report 01/18/19 Listen Globally!
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

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reposting Joe A 17.01.2019 16:21
VIDEO: community forum about Joint Terrorism Task Force 1.15.19
The city of Portland held a public forum on Jan 15th 2019
Twitter video recording: community forum about Joint Terrorism Task Force

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Patrice Faubert 16.01.2019 08:21
Réseautage, fragmentation du capital
Tous les acquis du capital...

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Gender Liberation Army 16.01.2019 03:05
Russian intelligence fuels TERF movement
Growing threats of TERF movement in UK, Canada and USA are part of Putin Russia's plan to destabilize the Western order

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Patrice Faubert 15.01.2019 01:51
Paraphysique de manipulation mentale et sociale
Tout est manipulé...

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Blooming Barricade 14.01.2019 19:58
The Global Justice Project and Human Survival: We're Badly Off Track
Something has gone seriously, seriously wrong.

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Joachim Hirsch, Rainer Mausfeld, and Werner Raza 14.01.2019 04:47
Markets as a Fetish, Globalization and Dissent Management
Economic inequality must be reduced and democratic participation regained. Resisting tax avoidance, financial market regulations, climate policy, and globally combating poverty should be priorities. Unlike apples and bananas, financial products are not visible but hidden under complex numbers and data. Controls were rescinded by the governments themselves. Rainer Mausfeld explains how emancipative needs for change are neutralized. Opinion management is a vital technique of rule.

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David Ray Griffin 13.01.2019 17:47
Ted Olson's Report Of 9/11 Airborne Phone Calls From Barbara Olson: Three Official Denials
Late in the day on September 11, 2001 CNN put out a story that began: "Barbara Olson, a conservative commentator and attorney, alerted her husband, Solicitor General Ted Olson, that the plane she was on was being hijacked Tuesday morning, Ted Olson told CNN." According to this story, Olson reported that his wife had "called him twice on a cell phone from American Airlines Flight 77," saying that "all passengers and flight personnel, including the pilots, were herded to the back of the plane by armed hijackers. The only weapons she mentioned were knives and cardboard cutters."

Ted Olson's report was very important. It provided the only evidence that American 77, which was said to have struck the Pentagon, had still been aloft after it had disappeared from FAA radar around 9:00 AM (there had been reports, after this disappearance, that an airliner had crashed on the Ohio-Kentucky border). Also, Barbara Olson had been a very well-known commentator on CNN. The report that she died in a plane that had been hijacked by Arab Muslims was an important factor in getting the nation's support for the Bush administration's "war on terror." Ted Olson's report was important in still another way, being the sole source of the widely accepted idea that the hijackers had box cutters.

However, although Ted Olson's report of phone calls from his wife has been a central pillar of the official account of 9/11, this report has been completely undermined.

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Patrice Faubert 13.01.2019 00:10
Sans liberté, sans égalité, sans fraternité
Fausseté généralisée...

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rAT 12.01.2019 10:22
Texas Dems Head Beto Off At The Pass
The Biden forces pull a desperate rabbit out of their hat

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Patrice Faubert 11.01.2019 00:10
Du sectarisme, des sectes, des clans
De la supercherie assermentée...

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Dan Roberts 10.01.2019 16:12
The Shortwave Report 01/11/19 Listen Globally!
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

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Patrice Faubert 09.01.2019 01:19
Changer de mentalité, changer de société
Jaunes d'hier, jaunes d'aujourd'hui...

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El Bellotero 08.01.2019 08:33
Anarchist cartoons
Greetings from Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) I would like to present you a mini-short animation that I made in homage to the anarcho-syndicalist union CNT.

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class war soldier. 08.01.2019 00:16
Will the Yellow Vest Movement come to America?
Check it out...

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Independent POV 07.01.2019 23:39
The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire (Global Finance Documentary)
(78 mins.)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np_ylvc8Zj8

This is a film about how Britain transformed from a colonial power to a modern financial power; and how this transformation has shaped the world we live in.

At the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and hid it in a web of offshore islands. By 1997 nearly 90 percent of all international loans were made through the Cayman Islands / offshore UK secrecy jurisdiction finance market. Today, up to half of global offshore wealth is hidden in British jurisdictions and Britain and its dependencies are the largest global players in the world of international finance.

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RaceTalks 2019 07.01.2019 22:25
Race Talks PDX 1.8.19 FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Join RaceTalks PDX for a panel discussion on January 8th 2019:

"FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT"

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Patrice Faubert 07.01.2019 01:40
Paraphysique de la désespérance
De la supercherie intellectualisée...

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Independent POV 06.01.2019 18:42
Princes of the Yen: Japan Central Bank Documentary
(1:32:39)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Ac7ap_MAY

This is film about the power of central banks.

Economist Richard Werner's book 'Princes of the Yen' was a number one general bestseller in Japan in 2001. The book covers the monetary policy of the Bank of Japan specifically and central bank informal guidance of bank credit in general.

The Japanese version of 'Princes of the Yen' was released in 2001 and the English version in 2003. The film itself is 80% based on this book, but also contains additional research and sources, including discussion of contemporary EU monetary policy.

Richard Werner  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Werner has viewed and approved this documentary rendition of his work.

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Nico Beckert and zebralogs 06.01.2019 15:53
Taxes - The Great Bluff
For most, taxes are a book with seven seals. The book by Norbert Walter-Borjans, a former German finance minister, explains why tax tricks and tax evasion endanger our future; why a more just fiscal policy comes to nothing again and again and how important are the legends of the tax avoidance lobby. A tax-cutting lobby exploits our unease over taxes for their purposes. Social cohesion declines and milieu egoism increases.

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Ariel Natan Pasko 05.01.2019 14:02
Time to Start Imagineering a Post-Ayatollah Iran
1 year later, Viva L'Iranian People's Revolution To Gain Freedom, From the Dictatorship of the Mullahs

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Jan 6, Community meeting at Social Justice Center 05.01.2019 13:53
We all get it. Houselessness is a crisis in Portland.
There is a better way!

A wide community coalition led by Right 2 Survive asks the CEIC to adopt an innovative Compassionate Change District model that tackles the shared root problems of all neighbors—housed and unhoused.

This New Year, Portland's Central Eastside stands at a crossroads. Much has happened, and all will be decided in THE NEXT THREE WEEKS.

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Patrice Faubert 05.01.2019 02:35
L'écomorphisme, du culturel et du temporel
Tout s'étant droitisé...

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