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It seems to me I've heard that song before

Yukiya AmanoFor the past decade, Seymour Hersh has been reporting on Iran’s nuclear program and the continuing lack of evidence that they have been working on a nuclear bomb. Recently a new IAEA report provided what the media hailed as “additional credible evidence that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapon.”

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Occupy Revolution

oakland-campby Joel S. Hirschhorn

History tells us that it is nearly impossible to know in real time whether some kind of national, grassroots public protest ends up being the beginning of a true revolution against a ruling government system. This is true for the earliest beginnings of the revolt against the British that produced the successful American Revolution and the creation of the US. The British at the time surely thought that they could retain power and control. More recently, the revolts in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya certainly could not be accurately perceived in their earliest stages as likely to topple well established dictatorships wielding incredible and cruel power. Even now, the rebellious actions in Syria are not widely seen as surely resulting in successful revolution.

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Supercommittee Strikes Out

SupercommitteeOn November 20, New York Times writer Eric Lipton headlined, "Lawmakers Trade Blame as Deficit Talks Crumble," saying:

Hours away from their self-imposed deadlined, "Congressional leaders conceded Sunday that talks on a sweeping deficit agreement were near failure and braced for recriminations over their inability to reach a deal."

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Ron Paul’s Interview on 'Face the Nation'

9/11 by Jacob G. Hornberger

Ron Paul’s interview with Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation” last Sunday provides a fascinating look at the mainstream media mindset.

Referring to the 9/11 attacks, Schieffer remarked, “Basically what you’re saying is that it was America’s fault that 9/11 happened and it was our fault that it happened.”

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Response to Richard Goldstone 'Israel and the Apartheid Slander'

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Richard GoldstoneBy Mutasem Awad and Hiyam Noir

Richard Goldstone's op-ed published for New York Times and dated October 31 2011, with the offensively noticeable title: “Israel and the Apartheid Slander", astounded us because of the fallacies, aimed at blurring the truth and to justify the policies pursued by the Israeli occupation for decades.

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