Big Players like Monsanto…

… Big ag players like Monsanto increase their pressure on government to deregulate … speed up the deregulation process, practically … significant impact is likely, the agency…monsantogovernment-to-deregulate


„… bether than Lady Gaga“

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Maybe Leave the Governing to Sodomites and Infidels

by Abby Zimet

Memes growing in response to Rick Perry’s latest wtf?!? ad, wherein he declares, „There’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.“ The Partisans have the best answer, noting it wasn’t gay or atheist presidents that gave us Iraq, the financial crisis and mortgages turning into toilet paper.

„It took some God-fearing, vagina-penetrators to pull that off….I’m a godless heathen, and I approved this message.“

Videos and words:  Abby Zimet, Common Dreams….

End of Free Flow?

Yes, it’s a terrible shame that the entertainment industry isn’t
making billions of dollars instead just millions. I feel for them,
I really do. (sarcasm)

But are we going to allow for the end of the free flow of
information and ideas, the end of easy and open discourse, and the
end of free speech on the internet so that Hollywood can make more


That’s what the PROTECT IP ACT will give us and little else. This
video elaborates on exactly how that going to work…

– Brasscheck

Two New Books

The Unauthorized AutobiographyJulian Assange Scottish publisher Canongate approached Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange to publish his biography. They acquired the rights and hired novelist Andrew O’Hagan to ghost write. After several late night meetings with Assange, O’Hagan penned down his story and submitted it to him to read the result. Assange was not happy with the result as it was too much biography and not enough politics and pulled back from the project. Canongate decided to publish it anyway as they thought they did justice to Assange and his cyberpunk movement. Well, what can we say? The book is on the shelves, read it and decide for yourself. Confidence Men

Ron Suskind The hidden history of Wall Street and the White House comes down to a single, powerful, quintessentially American concept: confidence. Both centers of power, tapping brazen innovations over the past three decades, learned how to manufacture it. Until August 2007, when that confidence finally began to crumble. In this gripping and brilliantly reported book, Pullitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind tells the story of what happened next, as Wall Street struggled to save itself while a man with little experience and soaring rhetoric emerged from obscurity to usher in “a new era of responsibility.” It is a story that follows the journey of Barack Obama, who rose as the country fell, and offers the first full portrait ! of his tumultuous presidency.

Found them in the American Bookstore, Den Haag, Netherlande

Why Cornel West Was Arrested in Memory of MLK, in Support of the Occupy Movement

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Why Cornel West Was Arrested in Memory of MLK, in Support of the Occupy Movement

John Nichols, News Report: On the day that President Obama and others celebrated the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the dedication of Washington’s King memorial, Dr. Cornel West was a few blocks away—celebrating King with activism on behalf of economic justice and the „Occupy“ movement. After attending the dedication of the King memorial, West joined a „Stop the Machine! Create a New World!“ protest march.