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the-modern-movement:

In many of the threads on this forum and others I’ve seen references to these three films: The Corporation, Inside Job, and Why We Fight. These are three great documentary films and they can all  be watched for free on FilmsForAction.org

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The Corporation: http://www.filmsforaction.org/Watch/The_Corporation/

Inside Job: http://www.filmsforaction.org/Watch/Inside_Job_2010/

Why We Fight: http://www.filmsforaction.org/Watch/Why_We_Fight/

SPREAD THE NEWS!!!

WATCH THESE FILMS AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE OCCUPYING WALL STREET!!!

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thepoliticalnotebook:

#OccupyManchester. More than 20,000 people are currently taking part in the protests against Britain’s Tory Party and massive government spending cuts. The pictures above are from Twitter users @Marvscouncil and @RichardSearle of protests in Albert Square. The hashtags being used for this are #OccupyManchester #OccupyMCR #antitorymarch #oct2demo.

Read the BBC story.

Thanks to Tumblr user revolutiontrainee for alerting me to this.

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wespeakfortheearth:

Russell Simmons: I will bring hundreds of thousands to ‘Occupy Wall Street’
Hip hop magnate Russell Simmons said Thursday on MSNBC that he planned on joining the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” in lower Manhattan.
Simmons, who has an estimated net-worth of $340 million, noted that all his employees paid more taxes than he did.
“Last time I got involved in a protest I brought a hundred thousand people there, for the Rockefeller Drug Laws,” he said. “And if I get involved really heavily in this one, we find the agenda and have a common ground… we can bring hundreds of thousands of people… small seeds are planted, but it could grow into something very big.”

wespeakfortheearth:

Russell Simmons: I will bring hundreds of thousands to ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Hip hop magnate Russell Simmons said Thursday on MSNBC that he planned on joining the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” in lower Manhattan.

Simmons, who has an estimated net-worth of $340 million, noted that all his employees paid more taxes than he did.

“Last time I got involved in a protest I brought a hundred thousand people there, for the Rockefeller Drug Laws,” he said. “And if I get involved really heavily in this one, we find the agenda and have a common ground… we can bring hundreds of thousands of people… small seeds are planted, but it could grow into something very big.”

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currenteye:

This is an absolute must-read for anyone pro-life and pro-choice. When I found this, I was exhilirated—but not surprised—to find that my views on the issue of abortion are nearly identical to those of Sagan and Druyan.

The following is excerpt from “Abortion: Is It Possible to…

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verbalresistance:

The absolute power of the Assad family
 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gained control of Syria when his father Hafez died in 2000, but his leadership relies on the support of this close-knit family.
Facing unprecedented opposition from the streets and growing isolation  on the international front, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can still  rely on his family. The Assad clan, which comes from the minority Alawi  community (around 12% of the Syrian population), has been at the helm of  the country since 1970. Bashar took over from his father Hafez  al-Assad, who died in 2000, but his leadership relies on the unflinching  support of his next-of-kin.
Maher al-Assad, the soldier
Born in 1968, the younger brother of Syria’s president is the head of  the Republican Guard, an elite troop composed of 12,000 soldiers, as  well as the army’s 4th Armoured Division. These two posts make Maher a  major figure on both the domestic and international fronts, particularly  in relation to Syria’s alliance with Iran. According to Bassam Jaara, a  London-based Syrian journalist and critic of Bashar, Maher’s influence  cannot be overstated: “He is the commander of the army’s two most  powerful units. It is normal if he has the last word.”
If Bashar had, until recently, been considered the reformer within  the family, Maher is by all accounts its hardliner. He is the “the  ruthless face of power”, in the words of Ignatius Leverrier, a former  diplomat and author of a blog about Syria on the French daily Le Monde’s  website. Maher also oversees the commanders of the Shabiha militia.  This armed group is made up almost exclusively of Alawites and is  charged with defending the interests of the Assad clan.
When the European Union imposed sanctions against Maher in 2011, it  did not hesitate to single him out as the “principal overseer of  violence against demonstrators.” This has been highlighted by the fact  that Syrian protesters often target Bashar’s younger brother directly in  their slogans. Maher is described as angry, moody and cruel in several  biographies. It has been reported that in November 1999, he shot his  brother-in-law Asef Shawkat (see below) in the presidential palace  during an argument.
He has also been mentioned as a suspect in an international  investigation’s preliminary report into the 2005 assassination of former  Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri…
Read More on:
Anisa and Buchra al-Assad, the regime’s leading ladies
Asma al-Assad, the image of reform
Rami Makhlouf, the financier
Asef Shawkat, the brother-in-law
via France 24

verbalresistance:

The absolute power of the Assad family

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gained control of Syria when his father Hafez died in 2000, but his leadership relies on the support of this close-knit family.

Facing unprecedented opposition from the streets and growing isolation on the international front, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can still rely on his family. The Assad clan, which comes from the minority Alawi community (around 12% of the Syrian population), has been at the helm of the country since 1970. Bashar took over from his father Hafez al-Assad, who died in 2000, but his leadership relies on the unflinching support of his next-of-kin.

Maher al-Assad, the soldier

Born in 1968, the younger brother of Syria’s president is the head of the Republican Guard, an elite troop composed of 12,000 soldiers, as well as the army’s 4th Armoured Division. These two posts make Maher a major figure on both the domestic and international fronts, particularly in relation to Syria’s alliance with Iran. According to Bassam Jaara, a London-based Syrian journalist and critic of Bashar, Maher’s influence cannot be overstated: “He is the commander of the army’s two most powerful units. It is normal if he has the last word.”

If Bashar had, until recently, been considered the reformer within the family, Maher is by all accounts its hardliner. He is the “the ruthless face of power”, in the words of Ignatius Leverrier, a former diplomat and author of a blog about Syria on the French daily Le Monde’s website. Maher also oversees the commanders of the Shabiha militia. This armed group is made up almost exclusively of Alawites and is charged with defending the interests of the Assad clan.

When the European Union imposed sanctions against Maher in 2011, it did not hesitate to single him out as the “principal overseer of violence against demonstrators.” This has been highlighted by the fact that Syrian protesters often target Bashar’s younger brother directly in their slogans. Maher is described as angry, moody and cruel in several biographies. It has been reported that in November 1999, he shot his brother-in-law Asef Shawkat (see below) in the presidential palace during an argument.

He has also been mentioned as a suspect in an international investigation’s preliminary report into the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri…

Read More on:

  • Anisa and Buchra al-Assad, the regime’s leading ladies
  • Asma al-Assad, the image of reform
  • Rami Makhlouf, the financier
  • Asef Shawkat, the brother-in-law

via France 24

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forlornglances:

libertariancontrarian:

George Galloway destroys the media’s war propaganda.

Why the hell is “libertarian” a tag on this video.

I love Galloway.  Watching him rip apart Sen. Coleman and Sen. Levin on CSPAN is a fond memory, but holy shit.  He is a socialist, not a libertarian.

He was elected into the House of Commons as a RESPECT Party candidate.