28 Sep 2012

Stagecraft: Our Presidential Contest Has Devolved Into Little More Than A Fake Wrestling Match

Originally published at AlterPolitics For those on the Left, one of the most frustrating aspects of this Presidential election has been following the narratives of both establishment parties, each aligned with the other in their complimentary fictions, as they deceive the American voters into believing there is an actual choice

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27 Sep 2012

After The Iraq Debacle, It Would Be Negligent For Americans Not To Watch Ahmadinejad’s U.N. Speech

Originally published at AlterPolitics One reason why the most powerful interests succeed in pulling the wool over the eyes of the American people is because the masses rarely if ever take the time to read or view the raw information available to them. Instead they rely on others’ interpretations. Everyone is

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25 Sep 2012

VIDEO: WINEP’s Director of Research: U.S. Needs A False Flag to Start A War With Iran

Originally published at AlterPolitics Many of the notables who served in the Bush Administration and played key roles in misleading the United States into war with Iraq have passed through the corridors of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP). In fact, the think-tank serves as an incubator for the hawkish

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24 Sep 2012

President Obama’s Appearance on 60 Minutes: The Good And The Bad

Originally published at AlterPolitics President Obama and Governor Romney both appeared on 60 Minutes last night in what is being billed as an indirect debate between the two candidates. They interviewed separately, but both used it as an opportunity to level some attacks at one another and to defend themselves against the other’s

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12 Sep 2012

Debate: Kurt Eichenwald v Ari Fleischer On Bush Admin’s Refusal To Heed CIA Warnings Of 9-11 Attacks

Originally published at AlterPolitics Former NY Times reporter and bestselling author Kurt Eichenwald wrote a scathing NY Times Op-Ed Tuesday in which he revealed how the Bush Administration refused to heed MANY explicit (previously unknown) warnings of the impending 9-11 attacks. His information is based upon Presidential Daily Briefings (PDBs) he obtained, which

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09 Sep 2012

MUSIC: Ziggy Marley, Chuck D, And Linda Perry Release Catchy Occupy-Inspired Reggae Tune

Originally Published at AlterPolitics Inspired by the Occupy movement, Ziggy Marley, 4 Non-Blondes’ Linda Perry, and Public Enemy’s Chuck D recently collaborated in the studio, producing a very catchy reggae song, entitled “Can You Feel It?” Inspirational political songs, these days, seem few and far between. Too often the lyrics come off as preachy and

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07 Sep 2012

DNC Platform Change Vote Was Predetermined On Teleprompter, Delegate Voting Was Merely For Show

Originally published at AlterPolitics Editor’s Note: David Dayen reported on the shady vote Wednesday. Controversy erupted at the DNC this week when Democratic party leaders forced a party platform change to reinstate language proclaiming Jerusalem as “Israel’s undivided capital,” and to reinstate references to God in the text. The motion

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11 Aug 2012

VIDEO: Green Party’s Jill Stein: Romney Is A Wolf In Wolf’s Clothing, Obama Is A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

Originally published at AlterPolitics Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein sits down with RT America to discuss the current state of the nation and the systemic forces that work against all efforts for real progressive reform. The video proceeds the following transcript highlights: Stein explains how the 2-party political establishment works to marginalize

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10 Aug 2012

TrapWire: Welcome to the Police State, Where You Must Fear Your Freedoms

Originally published at AlterPolitics Since September 11, 2001, discerning Americans have watched in dismay as their government has stripped away their most basic freedoms, and continues to mutate into something resembling a police state. Sweeping cell phone surveillance is used by all levels of law enforcement. The NY Times recently revealed that an

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10 Jul 2012

Would A Nuclear Iran Bring Stability To The Middle East?

Originally published at AlterPolitics Kenneth Waltz, from the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, recently wrote a piece in Foreign Affairs entitled “Why Iran Should Get The Bomb,” in which he contends that “power begs to be balanced” — that Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear bomb would actually restore stability to the

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