Apr 182014
 
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By Rob Kall, OpedNews
PART OF A SERIES ON WHY AND HOW THE WORLD MUST NOW GET RID OF BILLIONAIRES

The movie Monuments Men took my thoughts to unexpected places, tying gestapo general art plunderers to billionaire narcissists and sociopaths.

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I watched the movie Monuments Men last night, directed by George Clooney, starring Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray and Jon Goodman. I liked the movie a lot. It took me some places I had no idea it would take me. Continue reading »

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Apr 152014
 
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By Dan Brennan, Political Analyst, wsws.org 

AL-SHARPTON

At last week’s National Action Network annual convention in New York City there was no shortage of high-profile politicians hobnobbing with the organization’s founder and president, Al Sharpton. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Attorney General Eric Holder all made appearances at the event. Business leaders, like McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson, and union bigwigs such as Gerry Hudson, vice president of SEIU, were honored with awards. The gathering of rich and powerful was capped off by President Obama’s keynote speech on Friday. Continue reading »

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Apr 132014
 
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What It Portends
MIDEAST ISRAEL POLITICS
by ANDREW LEVINE, Counterpunch.org

For as long as the word has been used to describe a type of political theory and practice, philosophers have been quibbling over precisely what liberalism is.  As one would expect after more than two hundred years, suggestions abound.  However there is general agreement on at least one point: its core doctrines are universalistic; they apply to human beings generally.

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Apr 102014
 
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A reminder by Roland Vincent
THE APPALLING UGLINESS THAT THE USUAL MEDIA CIRCUS HAS IGNORED AND SWEPT UNDER THE RUG

One more reason to condemn the nation’s out-of-control worship of professional sports figures. An obsession constantly abetted by the corporate media and celebrated in all “respectable” quarters.  

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Apr 102014
 
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How the American public are being propagandized
MEDIA CORRUPTION AT ITS BEST
CNN_CHICAGOLAND

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

CNN’s Chicagoland “documentary” is an 8 part wet kiss for Rahm Emanuel & neoliberalism by the same crew that made Brick City, a propaganda flick to boost the career of Newark’s Corey Booker prior to his re-election campaign.  Black Agenda Report talked to a few real Chicagoans about what it does and doesn’t show or tell, and why. Continue reading »

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