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I'm Not Ready for Hillary, March 24, 2015

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  • Part 1: The Warmongering Record of Hillary Clinton
  • Part 2: Ukraine oligarch ‘top cash contributor’ to Clinton Foundation prior to Kiev crisis

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Part 1: The Warmongering Record of Hillary Clinton

“I urged him to bomb..."

Gary Leupp, CounterPunch

February 11, 2015 | If reason and justice prevailed in this country, you’d think that the recent series of articles in the Washington Times concerning the U.S.-NATO attack on Libya in 2011 would torpedo Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects.

Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State at that time knew that Libya was no threat to the U.S. She knew that Muammar Gadhafi had been closely cooperating with the U.S. in combating Islamist extremism. She probably realized that Gadhafi had a certain social base due in part to what by Middle Eastern standards was the relatively equitable distribution of oil income in Libya.

Gary Leupp is Professor of History at Tufts University, and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Religion. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion, (AK Press).

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  • Maybe you don’t know the story, so I will quickly try to paint a picture of Libya for you.
  • How Obama is Making the World More Dangerous


Part 2: Ukraine oligarch ‘top cash contributor’ to Clinton Foundation prior to Kiev crisis

  • Between 2009 and 2013, the very period when Hillary Clinton was serving as US secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation appears to have received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.
  • That places Ukraine as the leading contributor among foreign donators to the Clinton Foundation.

RT

41.si.jpg Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Reuters / Brendan McDermid)

March 22, 2015 | From 2009 up to 2013, the year the Ukrainian crisis erupted, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, which is headquartered in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, a new report claims.

In 2008, Viktor Pinchuk, who made a fortune in the pipe-building business, pledged a five-year, $29-million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, a program that works to train future Ukrainian leaders “to modernize Ukraine.” The Wall Street Journal revealed the donations the fund received from foreigners abroad between 2009-2014 in their report published earlier this week.

RT provides an alternative perspective on major global events, and acquaints an international audience with the Russian viewpoint.

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Militarization of America - We've Become a Failed State

  • Leaders in both war parties are now looking at ways to get around the Pentagon spending limits in order to satisfy the insatiable appetite of the military industrial complex and their agents in Congress who want to bring home the weapons production bacon - the only real job creation program in the nation anymore.
  • John J. Dilulio, Jr. | The Rise and Fall of the US Government

     

Bruce Gagnon, Organizing Notes / Rise Up Times

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airshow.jpgThursday, March 12, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal reported on March 10 that for now the Congress will likely stick to sequestration "spending curbs enacted four years ago, even though many GOP lawmakers believe the limits are harming the nation’s military readiness."

 

"But the choice to abide by the spending limits in the base budget highlights the importance of shrinking federal spending as a core Republican value in the document meant to enshrine the party’s top priorities. And it reflects a GOP calculation that a focus on slashing spending will help secure the support of the party’s right flank, whose recent defections have derailed other high-profile bills.

 

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire ... .

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John J. Dilulio, Jr. | The Rise and Fall of the US Government, John J. Dilulio, Jr.  Moyers and Company  / Rise Up Times

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  • Afflicted by deep polarization among elites and mass mistrust of government, America’s repatrimonialized republic has descended into what Fukuyama terms a “vetocracy,” a paralytic liberal democratic regime in which not even clear and present fiscal, foreign or other dangers elicit sound and timely policy decisions.
  • America Is Not a Normal Country

 

Open Letter to the City of Bloomington, Minnesota: White People can time travel, Black People cannot – A short Memoir

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  • City of Bloomington and Mall of America officials must re-think their racist positions to get the black person(s) that organized the #blacklivesmatter rally and show them who is the boss. This racist legacy has traveled over space and time from slavery. Just put a sign on all the doors that says, “People a shade darker than khaki not welcomed.” Hey, we can always shop online…the Internet is truly colorblind.
  • Deepening Our Inclusion of People With Disabilities

Don Allen, The Independent Business News Network

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png?resize=529%2C657Monday, March 16, 2015 | I remember driving to work down highway 77 heading to Eagan, Minnesota in 1985. Every morning before six o’clock I passed by the Met Center and wondering what this plan for a new mega-mall was all about. The radio station I worked for, WAYL-FM thought the new mall was a great opportunity to have events for its listeners…of course I agreed. I watched the turn of events from 1985 to 1989 as the Met Center was demolished and the new mega-mall started to change the city of Bloomington, its people and the state of Minnesota.

Bloomington grew. Hotels, gas stations, small businesses and corporate headquarters seated themselves close to this mecca of shopping, entertainment and great food. A place for international travelers to stop and see this amazing retail wonder, right here in the back yard of Minnesota Nice.

Don Allen, Publisher, The Independent Business News Network

 

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Deepening Our Inclusion of People With Disabilities, Bonnie St. John, Huffington Post <http://www.huffingtonpost.com>

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John J. Dilulio, Jr. | The Rise and Fall of the US Government

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  • Afflicted by deep polarization among elites and mass mistrust of government, America’s repatrimonialized republic has descended into what Fukuyama terms a “vetocracy,” a paralytic liberal democratic regime in which not even clear and present fiscal, foreign or other dangers elicit sound and timely policy decisions.
  • America Is Not a Normal Country

John J. Dilulio, Jr.,  Moyers and Company  / Rise Up Times

political-order-and-political-decay-202x300.jpgJanuary 14, 2015 | Moyers & Company Editors’ Note: We’re pleased to publish the article below, reprinted with permission of Washington Monthly magazine. Written by John Dilulio Jr., of the University of Pennsylvania, it reviews the most recent work of political scientist Francis Fukuyama, the former neoconservative whose views are always provocative and informed by a comprehensive knowledge of history.

More than a book review, in examining Fukuyama’s theories, Dilulio’s essay also is a compelling and thoughtful analysis of the state of American liberal democracy, the current dysfunction of its government and what could be done to repair the damage wrought by greed, interference and ineptitude. 

John Dilulio Jr. is Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society, and Professor of Political Science, at Penn.

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America Is Not a Normal Country, Anthony Gregory, Reality Zone / Market Oracle

  • But the madness will end, eventually. The bad dream that is post-9/11 America must at last give way to something else. If the people don’t get sick of it and demand that it end, or military defeat doesn’t do it, the U.S. empire will simply run out of money. Its days are numbered. It's just tragic and sickening that many more will die before that happens."
  • “No civilization would tolerate what America has done.”

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