Archive for August 21st, 2009

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”
–Thomas Jefferson

“The Political Prosecutions of Karl Rove”

A video by Project Save Justice

American Justice is At Risk. What Are You Doing About it?

by Rob Kall
August 21, 2009

The health reform debate is roaring, as it should be, and we are engaged in pressing the spineless Dems – including Obama – to stand up to the insurance companies and rescue American health care. While we are enaged in this one noble battle, we are in danger of distracting ourselves from another urgent situation– the toxic US Attorneys appointed by Bush are still in place and their victims are in jail.


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Hungary's decision to open the border to the West culminated in the sweeping away of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet system's collapse Photo: REUTERS

Hungary's decision to open the border to the West culminated in the sweeping away of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet system's collapse Photo: REUTERS

Telegraph.co.uk – Bruno Waterfield – ‎Aug 19, 2009‎

On August 19 1989, Hungary’s prime minister, Miklos Nemeth, symbolically lifted the Iron Curtain by briefly opening the border with Austria at the Hungarian village of Sopronkohida.

Hungary remembers picnic that cracked Iron Curtain The Associated Press

Germany, Hungary mark anniversary of Iron Curtain breach AFP

Events Being Held To Mark Day That Iron Curtain Began To Rip RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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By Cindy Sheehan, Information Clearing House, Aug 21, 2009

“Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love…” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1958

“There comes a time when silence is betrayal…” Dr. King, 1967

I remember back in the good ol’ days of 2005 and 2006 when being against the wars was not only politically correct, but it was very popular. I remember receiving dozens of awards, uncountable accolades and was even nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Those were the halcyon days of the anti-war movement before the Democrats took over the government (off of the backs of the anti-war movement) and it became anathema to be against the wars and I became unpopular on all sides. I guess at that point, I could have gone with the flow and pretended to support the violence so I could remain popular, but I think I have to fiercely hold on to my core values whether I am “liked” or not.

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By Paul Craig Roberts | Counterpunch, Aug 19, 2009

“In a little time [there will be] no middling sort. We shall have a few, and but a very few Lords, and all the rest beggars.” R.L. Bushman

“Rapidly you are dividing into two classes–extreme rich and extreme poor.” “Brutus”

Americans think that they have “freedom and democracy” and that politicians are held accountable by elections. The fact of the matter is that the US is ruled by powerful interest groups who control politicians with campaign contributions. Our real rulers are an oligarchy of financial and military/security interests and AIPAC, which influences US foreign policy for the benefit of Israel.

Have a look at economic policy. It is being run for the benefit of large financial concerns, such as Goldman Sachs.

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