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When Did Torture Become Part of the American Way?
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Conspiracies and Confabulation: Tales from two Naomis
by Kevin Ryan. From AmericanBuddhist.net: Learning about self-deception is important for all people today. That's because many of our problems, both as individuals and as a...
Buy Nothing Day
Suddenly, we ran out of money and, to avoid collapse, we quickly pumped liquidity back into the system. But behind our financial crisis a much more ominous crisis looms: we...
Zombie Economics: Don't Bail out the System that Gave Us SUVs and Strip Malls
By James Howard Kunstler. From Alternet.org:Though Citicorp is deemed too big to fail, it's hardly reassuring to know that it's been allowed to sink its fangs into the Mother...
The Crisis
By Herman Daly. From Adbusters.org:The turmoil affecting the world economy unleashed by the US sub-prime debt crisis isn’t really a crisis of “liquidity” as it is often called...
Beyond the Bailout: Agenda for a New Economy
By David Korten. From Yes! Magazine. The financial crisis has put to rest the myths that our economic institutions are sound and markets work best when deregulated. Our...
Why It's Hard to Change People's Minds
By Sean Gonsalves. From Alternet.org:A long time ago, Mark Twain told us: "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't...
Know Your Propaganda Techniques
By Hunter Hogan. From HunterThinks.com: It is not a secret that the US government uses aggressive propaganda techniques. Furthermore, even when the US government is not dir
Barack Obama: The Empire’s New Clothes
By Paul Street. From Black Agenda Report: "Obama is an act of system-legitimizing brilliance." "This is bigger than life itself. When I was coming up, I always thought they...
Fake New York Times Says All Problems Will Be Solved By July 2009
By Jason Linkins. From the HuffingtonPost.com:New York City woke up this morning to find that some committed satirists had delivered unto them a remarkably well-rendered...
The November 5th Movement
A New Face on the Same Empire?
By Larry Chin. From OnlineJournal.com: The election triumph of Barack Obama and the return of power to the Democrats was a cause for a split second of relief, but not...
Is Obama Screwing His Base with Rahm Emanuel Selection?
By Stephen Zunes, From AlterNet.I had really wanted to celebrate Barack Obama's remarkable victory for a day or so before becoming cynical again. I really did. And yet, less...
Dear President Obama: Inaugurate Change
Please visit Worldchanging's Inaugurate Change campaign to add your name to this letter that will urge Obama's administration to deliver a vital message about climate change in...
The Triumph of Ignorance: How Morons Succeed in U.S. Politics
By George Monbiot. From Monbiot.com:How was it allowed to happen? How did politics in the United States come to be dominated by people who make a virtue out of ignorance? Was...
Needed for This Election: A Great Rejection
By Norman Solomon. From GNN.tv:It could be a start — a clear national rejection of the extreme right-wing brew that has saturated the executive branch for nearly eight...
Richard Heinberg: A Green New Deal
From PostCarbon.org:Conversations at the Bioneers conference last weekend (and by e-mail for many days now) have been dominated by a single theme: There is immediate need for a...
Van Jones: How We Can Lead Our Country Out of Crisis
By Tara Lohan and Joshua Holland. From Alternet.org:   When Green For All founder and green jobs advocate Van Jones started writing The Green Collar Economy, it was a book...
Films For Action hits 300
We just hit our three hundredth video added to our Online Films section. Having watched all of these films, we can say that it's a an amazing collection of the best...
United States Ranked 36th In The World For Press Freedom
From HuffingtonPost.com:The United States is ranked 36th in the world in terms of press freedom, up from 48th last year, according to a report released Wednesday by Reporters...
The Election Has Already Been Stolen
Summary from 911Truth.org:"I don't think the Democrats get it. All these new rules and games ... could flip the vote to the GOP in half a dozen states." Rolling Stone Magazine...
Colin Powell Endorses Obama, Invokes Image of Fallen Soldier
Today former Secretary of State and Republican Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States. It was a stunning blow to the McCain campaign, and a...
While McCain runs from his past, Some of McCain's relatives support Obama
By Elgin Jones. From: South Florida Times In the rural Teoc community of Carroll County, Miss., where the ancestors of Sen. John McCain owned enslaved Africans on a...
New 2-hour PBS Special on Global Warming
Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, fires, floods and droughts. On the eve of a historic election, award-winning producer and correspondent Martin Smith investigates how the...
Top 25 Censored News Stories in U.S. Highlighted by Academic Research Group
By Peter Phillips. From ProjectCensored.org: Media Accountability Day, October 1, is the annual release of the news stories that were not covered by the corporate-mainstream...
The Real Crisis is Ecological
BBC’s environmental correspondent reports: The global economy is losing more money from the disappearance of forests than through the current banking crisis, according to...
Can the GOP Steal The Election Again? You Betcha!
By Ernest Partridge. From CrisisPapers.org: John McCain's campaign is imploding as the presidential candidate lapses into incoherence and petulance, and his running-mate...
The Banker's Trick: America Takes the Bait
By Patrick Henningsen. From OpEdNews.com: Here we stand in the wake of the virtual financial tsunami, followed by the giant bail out. In the words of the next generation, I...
The Battle Plan: Sarah "Evita" Palin, the Muse of the Coming Police State
By Naomi Wolf. From HuffingtonPost.com:Please understand what you are looking at when you look at Sarah "Evita" Palin. You are looking at the designated muse of the coming...
Censored: U.S. Perpetuates Mass Killings In Iraq
By Peter Phillips. From ProjectCensored.org: The United States is directly responsible for over one million Iraqi deaths since the invasion five and half years ago. In a...
The Big Lie: Parsing the Mythology and Iconoclasm of Zeitgeist: The Movie
By Charles Shaw. From: www.realitysandwich.com We humans are myth-driven creatures. Our mythologies help define us and shape us and provide us with the context of our lives, so...
FLOW: The Film that Will Change the Way You Think About Water
By Tara Lohan. From
Fabled Enemies: Spy Thriller Exposes Vast Intelligence Plot Behind 9/11
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Is the $700 billion bailout necessary?
Though it hasn't been covered much in the mainstream news, hundreds of protests have been planned to speak out against the $700 billion Wall Street bailout proposed by the...
My greatest hope is that kids growing up in America today learn a lesson from this debacle.
By "Keith". From: HousingPanic.BlogSpot.com Their parents' generation partied. Hookers & cocaine & Hummer H2's & big houses with granite countertops & trips to Jamaica for...
The end of America as you knew it is at hand. It was a good 232 year run...
*UPDATED*: Take Action to Stop Paulson's Plunder. From HousingPanic.BlogSpot.com: America is about to be legally stolen from the people, and given to a very small group of...
San Francisco Mayor Signs Green Building Ordinance
From SFEnvironment.orgThis August, Mayor Newsom signed San Francisco's groundbreaking green building ordinance that imposes strict new green building requirements o
The Cradle-to-Cradle Alternative
By William McDonough & Michael Braungart. From McDonough.com: Imagine a world in which all the things we make, use, and consume provide nutrition for nature and industry—a...
Democracy Now! Journalists Arrested at the RNC
Amy Goodman discusses her arrest, the arrests of her colleagues, police response to demonstrators, and freedom of the press at the Republican National Convention.
9/11 and the "American Inquisition"
By Michel Chossudovsky. From GlobalResearch.caToday's "Global War on Terrorism" is a modern form of inquisition. It has all the essential ingredients of the French and Spanish...
9/11 in 33 Minutes: Determining the Official Story Cannot Be True
Seven years after 9/11, debate about who was involved in the attacks remains as contentious as ever. Despite Osama Bin Laden being popularly na
Success!
The campaign that we launched last year to pass a Peak Oil Resolution has succeeded. Joining forces with members of the Sustainability Action Network earlier this year, we...
It’S Time Anti-War Activists Go Back to School
Activists protesting the war at this month's Democratic National Convention have come and gone. Banners were unfurled. Protesters marched and chanted. Puppets of Bush and...
Can the Internet be Stolen?
Some good news on the subject below... - Tim
Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This...
The Worst Vice-Presidential Nominee in U.S. History
By Robert J. Elisberg. From The HuffingtonPost.com:There was a TV ad for deodorant that said, "Never let them see you sweat." The John McCain campaign has just showed the world...
Naomi Klein on What Obama Means for Progressives
Klein speaks about Obama and the intellectual and political
Waste = Food
Man is the only creature that produces landfills. Natural resources are being depleted on a rapid scale while production and consumption are rising in na­tions like China and...