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“Astoundingly Disturbing”: Obama Administration Claims Power to Wage Endless War Across the Globe

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From DemocracyNow – Senate Hearing and Comments from Jeremy Scahill.

Telling is the enthusiasm of Lindsey Graham for perpetual war, and Senator Angus King’s  (I Maine) horror at what he is hearing.

A Pentagon official predicted Thursday the war against al-Qaeda and its affiliates could last up to 20 more years. The comment came during a Senate hearing revisiting the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, enacted by Congress days after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. At the hearing, Pentagon officials claimed the AUMF gives the president power to wage endless war anywhere in the world, including in Syria, Yemen and the Congo. “This is the most astounding and most astoundingly disturbing hearing that I’ve been to since I’ve been here,” said Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine. “You guys have essentially rewritten the Constitution here today.” We play excerpts of Thursday’s Senate hearing and our recent interview with Jeremy Scahill, author of the new bestseller, “Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield.”

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As Unions Shrink So Goes the Fate of the Middle Class

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By Rowan Wolf

Kudos to Ed Schultz for putting together a terrific report on the plan to destroy the middle class in the United States. Working with data from the Economic Policy Institute report , the Center for American Progress overlayed the share of houselhold income.

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Lies and More Lies About Economic Resources

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This is a cut from the DemocracyNow! broadcast for March 3, 2011. It covers the ongoing resistance in Wisconsin, and the lies of the RepubliCons. Special feature with David Cay Johnston.

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Bradley Manning Hit with New Charges in WikiLeaks Case, Including “Aiding the Enemy”

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From DemocracyNow.org March 3, 2011 report Bradley Manning Hit With New Charges in WikiLeaks Case.

This is a critical issue that shows the massive hypocrisy of Obama. The attack on taking down WikiLeaks as a watchdog site and using Bradley Manning as an example of what happens to whistleblowers. Twenty-three hours a day in solitary and mounting charges  -including one that leads to execution.

DemocracyNow! 3/3/11 Bradley Manning Hit with New Charges in WikiLeaks Case, Including \”Aiding the Enemy\”

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Noam Chomsky on Wisconsin’s Resistance

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Noam Chomsky on DemocracyNow 2/17/2011. “Democracy Uprising” in the U.S.A.?: Noam Chomsky on Wisconsin’s Resistance to Assault on Public Sector, the Obama-Sanctioned Crackdown on Activists, and the Distorted Legacy of Ronald Reagan (36.26) Read more

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NASA scientist confirms global warming is real

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KEITH OLBERMANN recently interviewed Jay Zwally (8.8.10), with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Research Center, who confirmed global warming is not only happening, and fast, but that it’s undoubtedly caused by irresponsible human activities harming man, animals, and nature itself. Biggest contributors to Earth’s warming:

(1) Meat production (factory farming and ranching of cows, pigs, chickens, and other creatures). Meat production outstrips all forms of human transport in terms of greenhouse gas output;

(2) A global economy still using oil and coal as their chief energy sources.

Saving the planet—and ourselves—no hyperbole here, won’t be easy, but it’s clearly not going to happen as long as we remain complacent (or adamantly close-minded) about this issue, and continue to put our trust on transparently corrupt politicians and cheap demagogs.

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Top NASA Scientist: Global Warming is Real

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ON AUGUST 8, Keith Olbermann interviewed NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center top scientist Dr. Jay Zwally on the matter of global warming. As Olbermann remarked, now that the evidence continues to mount, with Moscow hitting 104 F, and big chunks of Greenland melting away, even the some of the most rabid climate deniers seem to have fallen temporarily silent. Basically humanity has to make a choice between who to believe: the political and p.r. hacks who have misled us and lied to us for generations—and continue to lie about climate change in order to protect “business as usual”—, or the sober and impartial opinion of the world’s scientific community which, by near unanimity, has pronounced manmade activities to be the cause of temperature rises.

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