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Luke Rudkowski: Don’t Become What You Are Fighting, Russia Today

This is an excerpt from Luke Rudkowski’s inspiring and informative speech at the Treason in America Conference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVqFD3S5i1A

The dawn of a new age of muckraking…
Posted on 30 March 2010.
By Luke Rudkowski

In these rapidly changing times, technology is playing a key role in democratizing the most important function in our society: the dissemination of information.

Today, talking heads, corporations, governments, editors and publishers no longer make the definitive judgment on what is news and what is not. More than 100 years after Upton Sinclair wrote his muckraking book “The Jungle,” the tradition of muckraking has a new life on the Internet.

Manny Badillo of We Are Change on the CNY Urban Guy Show

CNY Urban Guy Show
3/27/10

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Manny Badillo of We Are Change NYC joined the CNY Urban Guy crew this week to talk about the questions surrounding 9/11 and breaking the emotional barriers that keep people from looking at the event with an objective eye.

Are Americans a Broken People? Why We've Stopped Fighting Back Against the Forces of Oppression

Are Americans Too Broken by Corporate Power to Resist?
We need to take a look at what forces in American society are preventing people from being able to resist tyranny and dehumanization.

By Joan Brunwasser and Bruce E. Levine
March 23, 2010

Editor's Note: The following is the transcript of a recent interview with Bruce E. Levine by OpEd News' Joan Brunwasser. Levine is a clinical psychologist and author of Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2007).

Joan Brunwasser: Back in December, you wrote 'Are Americans a Broken People? Why We've Stopped Fighting Back Against the Forces of Oppression.' Could you tell our readers about your theory?

Bin Laden issues new 9/11 trial threat, warns US not to kill 9/11 mastermind

Published: Thursday March 25, 2010
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Osama bin Laden has warned Al-Qaeda will kill Americans if the mastermind of the 2001 attacks on the United States, Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, is executed, in a tape Al-Jazeera television aired Thursday.

"The White House has declared its wish to execute (Khaled Sheikh Mohammed and his co-accused). The day the United States takes such a decision, it would be also taking the decision that any of you falling into our hands will be executed," bin Laden said in the message.

"Your friend at the White House is still walking in the footsteps of those before (him) in many important matters," including in escalating the war in Afghanistan and "oppressing our prisoners that you are holding, beginning with the mujahid (resistor) hero Khaled al-Sheikh Mohammed," he added.

US politicians have "oppressed us and still do, especially by backing Israel, which occupies the land of Palestine," said the Al-Qaeda chief.

Paul Craig Roberts - Good-Bye. Truth Has Fallen and Taken Liberty With It

Good-Bye. Truth Has Fallen and Taken Liberty With It

By Paul Craig Roberts
March 24, 2010

There was a time when the pen was mightier than the sword. That was a time when people believed in truth and regarded truth as an independent power and not as an auxiliary for government, class, race, ideological, personal, or financial interest.

Today Americans are ruled by propaganda. Americans have little regard for truth, little access to it, and little ability to recognize it.

Truth is an unwelcome entity. It is disturbing. It is off limits. Those who speak it run the risk of being branded “anti-American,” “anti-semite” or “conspiracy theorist.”

Truth is an inconvenience for government and for the interest groups whose campaign contributions control government.

Truth is an inconvenience for prosecutors who want convictions, not the discovery of innocence or guilt.

Truth is inconvenient for ideologues.

Ground Zero workers settlement unfair: judge

Ground Zero workers settlement unfair: judge
By Agence France-Presse
Friday, March 19th, 2010 -- 6:11 pm

NEW YORK (AFP) – A proposed 657-million-dollar health settlement for some 10,000 people who worked at Ground Zero after the September 11 attacks was too low and must be renegotiated, a judge ruled Friday.

"In my judgment, this settlement is not enough," federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein said in New York after hearing two hours of testimony from plaintiffs in the huge case.

"There are some questions that have to be addressed," he added, calling for "additional negotiations to come up with a fair deal."

The Strange New World Of Nanoscience - Short Video Documentary

Very fast paced short documentary (17 mins) about nano science and technology. Steven Fry narrates this documentary originally made for the Internet.

Where and what is nano? How will it shape our future? Nanoscience is the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale, where properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale. The strange world of nanoscience - it can take you into atoms and beyond the stars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70ba1DByUmM

How I Ran an Ad on Fox News

March 18, 2010 - http://slatev.com/video/how-i-ran-ad-fox-news
Slate ad critic Seth Stevenson tries out a Google service that allows you to run your own commercial on national TV for as little as $100.

*Inspired by comments from TomT and the RL McGee especially on the Ed Asner Thread.

Chairs of Both the 9/11 Commission and the Joint Intelligence Inquiry into 9/11 Said That Government Minders Obstructed the 9/11

Chairs of Both the 9/11 Commission and the Joint Intelligence Inquiry into 9/11 Said That Government Minders Obstructed the 9/11 Investigation -- Washington's Blog
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

As I detailed previously, both the Joint Intelligence Committee and 9/11 Commission investigations into 9/11 had government "minders" intimidating witnesses into not saying anything the government didn't like.

You may assume that the issue of "minders" is overblown, and is not really that important.

But, as the New York Times noted in 2003:

The panel [i.e. the 9/11 Commission] also said the failure of the Bush administration to allow officials to be interviewed without the presence of government colleagues could impede its investigation, with the commission's chairman suggesting today that the situation amounted to "intimidation" of the witnesses.

We Are Change has Amy Goodman on the run

A compilation of Amy Goodman's responses to questions concerning Building 7, Architects & Engineers, and the 911 cover up including a new confrontation at DePaul University by We Are Change Chicago

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Huffington Post's Ventura Censorship Backfires

Huffington Post's Ventura Censorship Backfires
March 16, 2010, 9:47AM

Did you know that Adam Lambert has a bulge in his crotch? Were you aware that the world's shortest man recently died? Are you informed enough to know that Jessica Simpson says men are "undressing her with their eyes"?

Sorry, let me rephrase all that: Do you give a shit about any of that retarded "news"? I sure as hell don't, but these were among the many absurd storys I found on the front page of a tabloid called the Huffington Post.

Revealed: Ashcroft, Tenet, Rumsfeld warned 9/11 Commission about ‘line’ it ’should not cross’

Revealed: Ashcroft, Tenet, Rumsfeld warned 9/11 Commission about ‘line’ it ’should not cross’
By Sahil Kapur
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 -- 9:11 am

Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to a document recently obtained by the ACLU.

The notification came in a letter dated January 6, 2004, addressed by Attorney General John Ashcroft, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and CIA Director George J. Tenet. The ACLU described it as a fax sent by David Addington, then-counsel to former vice president Dick Cheney.

In the message, the officials denied the bipartisan commission's request to question terrorist detainees, informing its two senior-most members that doing so would "cross" a "line" and obstruct the administration's ability to protect the nation.

Colleen Rowley: Minders Ensured She Didn't Say Anything About 9/11 the FBI Didn't WANT Told, Even to Government Officials...

Washington's Blog
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

FBI whistleblower Colleen Rowley says in a new interview that she was "minded" during her testimony to the Joint Intelligence Committee investigation of 9/11. Specifically, she said that "FBI minders" listened to her every word, to trail her and make sure that she didn't tell government personnel with top secret clearance even higher than her own anything which the FBI did not want to be told.

While this might sound fantastic, it is nothing new.

Rowley said the same had happened to Daniel Ellsberg went to members of Congress with the Pentagon papers.

As I wrote a year ago:

9/11 Commission chair Thomas Kean points out that if "minders" had been present during the Commission's investigation, that would have been intimidation, which would have stemmed the flow of testimony from the witnesses:

Live Broadcast Tonight: Erik Lawyer of Fire Fighters for 9/11 Truth

Rescheduled Interview with 'Firefighters for 9/11 Truth' founder Erik Lawyer
http://tvnewslies.org/tvnl/index.php/radio-show/58-broadcasts/13227-firefighters-for-911-truth.html

Firefighters for 9/11 Truth

TVNL RADIO LIVE : Wednesday, March 17th, 8:00pm ET

Let's hear what some firefighters have to say about the events of that horrible day. Join our guest, Erik Lawyer from Firefighters for 9/11 Truth (http://firefightersfor911truth.org), to hear what a growing number of firefighters have to say about what happened to the WTC.

ORIGINAL SHOW WAS CANCELED DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES
http://911blogger.com/node/22776
DON'T MISS THE 3.17 BROADCAST

Texas Architects & Engineers call for a Real Investigation of the Destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11

Texas Architects & Engineers call for a Real Investigation of the Destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11

What: Press Conference & Seminar covering the unreported evidence at the World Trade Center
When: 1:00 – 9:00 PM Saturday, March 20th, 2010
Where: Doubletree Hotel at 6505 IH-35 North 78753 Austin, Texas (IH-35 & 290)
Who: Several Texas architects and engineers

A brochure for the conference. Click here to download as PDF.

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