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The Security Budget vs. the Necessities of Americans.

How does military spending impact Americans? by Kevin Zeese President Obama and the Congress have taken 66% of discretionary spending in the federal budget off the table –the SecurityBudget – while proposing a freeze to the rest of the budget and deep cuts to some programs that provide necessities for the American people. His budget […]

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Why Mubarak Had to Go

I hope it’s as simple as this. But I doubt it…. Stephen Herrington It’s a jubilant day in Egypt. It’s a terrifying day for potentates. Mubarak was pulled down by a peaceful public protest of the masses, a protest as significant and worthy as any in world history. What follows it is anybody’s guess. But […]

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World Leaders' Reactions To Egypt President Mubarak's Resignation

Ask yourselves this:  does democracy REALLY exist???… The Huffington Post | The international spotlight is currently on Egypt, after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down after 18 days of civilian protests against his 30-year rule. Since the beleaguered leader announced his resignation, the streets of Cairo and Alexandria have erupted in a jubilant celebration, and now, […]

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World Leaders’ Reactions To Egypt President Mubarak’s Resignation

Ask yourselves this:  does democracy REALLY exist???… The Huffington Post | The international spotlight is currently on Egypt, after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down after 18 days of civilian protests against his 30-year rule. Since the beleaguered leader announced his resignation, the streets of Cairo and Alexandria have erupted in a jubilant celebration, and now, […]

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Spiralling Defense Spending: Public Says Cut Pentagon, Obama Says Increase It

by David Swanson   Did you know that the U.S. public wants military spending cut? Did you know that President Barack Obama wants to increase it for his third year in a row? Actually I already know that most of you didn’t know either of these things. A poll released on Tuesday and in line with […]

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Perchlorate, Rocket Fuel Chemical In Drinking Water, To Be Regulated By EPA

DINA CAPPIELLO   The Environmental Protection Agency is setting the first federal drinking water standard for a toxic rocket fuel ingredient linked to thyroid problems in pregnant women and young children, the Obama administration announced on Wednesday. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson said that setting the standard will protect public health and spark new […]

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Egyptian Uprising Must Address U.S Interference and the Role of Israel in the Region

by Ghada Chehade   As an analyst and observer of the recent rebellions in the Middle East, specifically Egypt, I want to make three developing observations. First, the Egyptian people cannot confront local despots and “regime change” without addressing the patron of Mubarak’s regime–The United States. Second, because of the U.S’ influence and because Egypt […]

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Washington’s Plan B: Why Obama Fears Democracy in Egypt

by Shamus Cooke Workers Action, January 31, 2011 Raising Lazarus from the dead would be easier than reviving the Egyptian President. So Obama is on to plan B. And as it turns out, plan B looks a lot like the status-quo, minus a change of face. The new face is a man handpicked by the […]

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Washington's Plan B: Why Obama Fears Democracy in Egypt

by Shamus Cooke Workers Action, January 31, 2011 Raising Lazarus from the dead would be easier than reviving the Egyptian President. So Obama is on to plan B. And as it turns out, plan B looks a lot like the status-quo, minus a change of face. The new face is a man handpicked by the […]

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Egypt: Cue the Dirty Tricks, False Flags To Discredit Pro-Democracy Movement

by Finian Cunningham   The looting of Cairo’s world-famous Egyptian Museum over the weekend seems to have engendered the desired news headlines.   ‘Looters smash ancient treasures’, ‘Looters decapitate mummies’, ‘Looters rip off heads of artifacts’ etc., read a rash of headlines, following the apparent breaking into the country’s national museum, which is said to […]

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