Thinking about revolution

26 September 2011 — New Democracy World

Dear friends,

As mounting economic insecurity and hardship are making more and more Americans realize, it is time for a revolution in the United States, as well as throughout the world. The attached Call for Democratic Revolution (also online at was written to help people discuss how to build a revolutionary movement, and it includes a vision of a new world that revolution can make possible. This Call addresses the practical question, “If I want to help build a revolutionary movement but I still need to make a living and support my family, what should I actually do, starting today?”

The Call is meant to be read by everyone who knows something is very wrong about our current society—i.e. most people—whether they are activists or consider themselves “political” or not.

Please read this Call and make copies to share and discuss with your friends and neighbors. And please let me know what your thoughts are about it.

Thank you.

— John Spritzler

Update on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: September 26, 2011

26 September 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO Bombers ‘Soften Up’ Libyan Cities For Ground Assaults
  • Did NATO Attack Libya Because Of Oil?
  • Report: Russia, China, Iran Plan Counterweight To NATO Missile Shield
  • Missile Targets Afghan President’s Palace, Shooting At CIA Compound
  • Top U.S. Senator: Consider Military Action Against Pakistan
  • Pakistani Commanders Prepare Response To U.S. Onslaught
  • Not Pakistan’s Job To Protect NATO Forces: Prime Minister
  • Pentagon In Virtual Declaration Of Hostilities Against Pakistan
  • Worst Case Scenario: U.S., NATO Troops Crossing Durand Line
  • U.S. Attack On Waziristan Will Be Met By United Response: Opposition
  • Interior Minister: CIA, Not Pakistan, Created Haqqani Network
  • Haqqani Network: CIA Offshoot
  • Party Leader: NATO Backs Attacks, U.S. Bent On Breaking Up Pakistan
  • Russia Eyes Arctic Oil And Gas

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: September 25, 2011

25 September 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Societies Cannot Be Reordered By Outside Military Force: Indian Prime Minister
  • Canada: Libya War ‘Success,’ Extend Mission To End Of Year
  • Offshore Bases, Proxy Armies: New U.S. War Strategy
  • U.S., NATO Move Missile Shield Toward Russia’s Southern Borders
  • U.S., Bangladesh In First Major Joint Naval Exercise
  • Shooting In Northern Kosovo, Barricades Remain
  • Three Italian Soldiers Killed In Afghan Road Accident
  • Troops, F-16s Remain: Dutch Defense Chief In Afghanistan
  • Eastern Partnership: West’s Duplicitous Drive To Absorb Ex-Soviet States
  • Arctic: Russia To Increase Military Presence, Wants NATO To Stay Out

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Libya: NTC concocts mass grave story in brazen propaganda ploy and the BBC spreads it

25 September 2011 — empirestrikesblack

In a truly stunning display of dishonesty, the BBC has reported, citing no evidence to back its claim, that a mass grave containing over 1,200 bodies has been found in Tripoli’s Abu Salim prison complex. The BBC attempts to tie this ‘finding’ to the equally concocted ‘Abu Salim prison massacre’, as it claims that the bodies are those of the inmates supposedly killed in 1996.

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Video: Welcome to the Police State: NYC Cops Mace Peaceful Protestors Against Wall Street

25 September 2011 — Naked Capitalism

Welcome to the Police State: NYC Cops Mace Peaceful Protestors Against Wall Street

I’m beginning to wonder whether the right to assemble is effectively dead in the US. No one who is a wage slave (which is the overwhelming majority of the population) can afford to have an arrest record, even a misdemeanor, in this age of short job tenures and rising use of background checks.

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Why Iceland Should Be in the News, But is Not By Deena Stryker

14 September 2011 — Daily Kos

An Italian radio program’s story about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world. Americans may remember that at the start of the 2008 financial crisis, Iceland literally went bankrupt. The reasons were mentioned only in passing, and since then, this little-known member of the European Union fell back into oblivion.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: September 24, 2011

24 September 2011 — Stop NATO

  • EU Defense Chiefs: Learn Lessons Of Libya War For Future Operations
  • Pakistan: 52 Drone Strikes Kill 463 So Far This Year
  • U.S. To Deploy Predator Drones In Turkey: Prime Minister
  • GUAM: Azerbaijan-Georgia-Moldova-Romania Pipeline Plans
  • 42 New Warplanes: U.S. Commander Eyes ‘Interoperable’ Japanese Fighter Fleet
  • NATO Not Welcome: Russia Bolsters Arctic Forces

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 23 September, 2011: The one-sided US veto: an astounding display of hypocrisy

23 September 2011 , 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Full transcript of Mahmoud Abbas speech at UN General Assembly
IMEMC – Saturday September 24, 2011 – 04:14, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addresses United Nations General Assembly after submitting application for recognition as independent Palestinian state to UN Chief Ban Ki-moon.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter September 23, 2011: NATO strikes, NTC kill 151 in Sirte: Gaddafi aide

23 September 2011 — Information Clearing House

Mahmoud Abbas Addresses UN
Video and Transcript
“It is a moment of truth and my people are waiting to hear the answer of the world. Will it allow Israel to continue its occupation, the only occupation in the world?

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UPDATE FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA: Statehood bid rallies and repression | Peres: peacemaker or thug? | Irvine 11 | And more …

23 September 2011 — Electronic Intifada

A verdict is expected very soon in the Irvine 11 trial.
Follow @intifadaLive on Twitter for immediate updates


Why is there a peace center named after that thug Peres? By David Cronin, 22 September 2011

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Action Alert: What if the Tea Party Occupied Wall Street? Corporate media skip anti-corporate protests

23 September 2011 — FAIR

In an action called Occupy Wall Street, thousands of activists took to the streets of Lower Manhattan on September 17. The protests are continuing, with demonstrators camped out on the Financial District’s Liberty Street in support of U.S. democratization and against corporate domination of politics (Adbusters, 9/19/11). But you wouldn’t know much about any of this from the corporate media—outlets that seem much more interested in protests of the Tea Party variety.

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Towards a Lengthy War Scenario? NATO To Stay In Libya For A Long Time By Igor Siletsky

23 September, 2011 — Global Research – Voice of Russia


map; Libya's colonial boundaries

-[A] lengthy war in Libya can destabilize the situation in neighboring countries, like it was in Afghanistan and Iraq – the more so, because the whole north of Africa is now gripped with revolutions.

NATO has prolonged its mandate for staying in Libya for another 90 days.

This was done without asking any permission from the UN or any other similar organization. It looks like NATO commanders just consider it unnecessary to waste time on asking for the UN’s permission. Why all this “bureaucracy”, if the war, as they claim, is very close to an end? At least, NATO’s official reports say that now, Gaddafi’s supporters are incapable of serious resistance.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 22-23 September 2011

23 September 2011 —

WikiLeaks Book: Julian Assange Unauthorizes His Own Autobiography
ABC News
By RANDY KREIDER WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves Belmarsh
Magistrates’ Court in London, in this Feb. 7, 2011 file photo. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has a history of falling out with his confederates. …

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Follow the Money: Behind the European Debt Crisis Lie More Bank Bailouts By David McNally

23 September 2011 — The Bullet Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 547 –

While I was cursing the inane mainstream commentary on the global economy recently, I was reminded of a pivotal scene in the 1976 movie, All the President’s Men. As two young reporters investigate the burglary of Democratic Party offices in the Watergate Hotel, a disgruntled, high-ranking FBI agent, code-named Deep Throat, advises, “Follow the money. Always follow the money.”

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: September 23, 2011

23 September 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Washington And The Middle East: Almost All Small Nations Challenging U.S. Hit By Strikes, Sanctions
  • American Military Delegation Visits Lebanon-Israel Border
  • Rasmussen: Chicago NATO Summit To Focus On Missile System, Afghan War
  • Russia To Counter NATO ABM With Sea-Based Missile Defense
  • FYI: Coming EU Collapse To Re-energize NATO
  • Chinese Foreign Minister Urges U.S. To Revoke Taiwan Arms Sales
  • European Union Global Military Operations Parallel NATO’s
  • NATO Wraps Up Multinational Exercise In Indiana
  • Russian UN Envoy Decries Double Standards On Conflicts

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