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President Obama’s FULL Address To The Nation on Immigration (11-20-14)

Thank you Jean! When I read that the mainstream media refused to broadcast this speech, I knew it was done in defiance of the cabal, the corporations, banks etc. I was curious what our President could say that would warrant broadcasters relinquishing their licenses t broadcast over American airwaves (because the law was that broadcasting public service such as government announcements, speeches, elections and emergency announcements was required to maintain a broadcast license-perhaps the corporate lackeys in Congress changed it though?)

I found nothing objectionable in his speech except that it could very easily become a vast trap for those who do attempt to be responsible, as has happened in the past.

I have long maintained that as long as the 1% can move money freely across borders while human beings are constrained by those borders, the human race will remain enslaved to the robber barons that currently hold power.

Either money must again become constrained by national borders, or people must become free to move as easily as money.

It is unconscionable to punish the poor who move to escape violence and poverty, while giving”bailouts” to the monsters that CAUSE that violence and poverty.

At least our President understands this even if no one else in Washington D.C. does!

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Common Dreams Highlights Thursday, 20 November 2014

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News & Views | 11.20.14


Ahead of Primetime Annoucement, Voices Urge Obama to ‘Go Big’ on Immigration


Kucinich Says Weary Nation ‘Must Not Cede to Forces of Destruction’

‘Enough Is Enough’: Sen. Warren Condemns Obama’s Latest Wall Street Pick

Small Wages, Huge Pollution: New Report Exposes Walmart’s Coal-Saturated Climate Destruction

‘Shock’ As Global Arms Manufacturer Jockeys to Get Piece of UK’s Privatized Health System

‘Resist Surveillance’: Human Rights Groups Launch Tool to Detect Spyware

and more…



William Greider: Should We Impeach Chief Justice John Roberts?

John R. MacArthur: How the New York Times Tries to Marginalize the Left

Robert C. Koehler: Ferguson and the ‘Us vs. Them’ Illusion

Kathy Kelly: ‘Uncomplicated’ in Afghanistan: On Health and Healing in a War-Torn Nation

Egberto Willies: The MayDay SuperPAC: A Lesson in Failure



Government Accountability Project: Congressman Calls on President Obama to Pardon CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou

Institute for Local Self-Reliance: Walmart’s Dependency on Coal Responsible for 8 Million Tons of Carbon Pollution

Latino Advocacy: Undocumented Leaders and Allies Host Watch Party for President’s Immigration Announcement

and more…

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Truthout Daily Digest Wednesday, 19 November 2014

When Facebook Is the Internet: Zero-Rating and the Global Net Neutrality Debate

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: With billions of people expected to come online for the first time in the next few years, zero-rating plans, which allow tech and telecom companies to pick and choose what mobile users can access, have huge implications for the future of the internet.

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US Shifts Blame to Afghan Government for Exploding Central Asian Opium Trade

Julio Sharp-Wasserman, Truthout: The US government, which fostered Afghanistan’s opium production in the 1980s, has responded to a report that business is booming – despite a more recent $7.6 billion US effort to quash it – by blaming the country’s government.

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Lessons on Mobilizing the Rising American Electorate

Eveline Shen, Truthout: Forward Together has been working with 150 organizations in a nationwide initiative called Strong Families to shift policy and culture so that all families – of every kind – can thrive. That has involved educating and mobilizing within historically marginalized communities for civic engagement.

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Senate Narrowly Rejects Keystone XL Amidst Protests by Climate Activists

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: The Keystone XL pipeline is a political football in Washington, but activists say it would make a devastating contribution to climate change.

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Walmart Workers Rally in Global Day of Action for Decent Work

John Logan, Truthout: Today, Walmart workers and their supporters in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, India, South Africa, Brazil and elsewhere are protesting for respect for freedom of association, living wages, consistent scheduling and employment security.

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Cultivating Climate Justice: Brazilian Workers Leading the Charge Toward Zero Waste

Antonia Bruno, Zero Waste World: The recycling workers of Brazil have long been a powerful force in protecting their communities and the climate. Now they are on the forefront of a nationwide movement for zero waste.

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We Need to Act Now to Save the Post Office

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: One of those less well-known but incredibly important priorities for Congress is saving the US Postal Service from the Republicans who want to bankrupt and privatize it so they can give it to their billionaire buddies.

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Texas Regulators Sidestep Connection Between Fracking Industry and Earthquakes

Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog: New rules for Texas injection wastewater well operators offer no relief to people impacted by more than 30 earthquakes that hit Azle, Reno and Springtown almost a year ago. Seismic activity is not something the region is known for.

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Amending Colorado’s Constitution: Do Communities Have the Right to Clean Air and Water?

Ruthi Engelke, Occupy.com: A push to amend the Colorado Constitution grew out of attempts by municipalities to ban fracking in their communities but was expanded to include any laws that attempt to protect the health, safety and welfare of citizens.

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G20 Climate Challenge Calls for a Rethink of Economics

Geoff Harcourt and Anne Junor, The Conversation: The key problem of our time is the possibility of pursuing three goals simultaneously: ecological sustainability, economic development and a more equitable distribution of wealth within and among nations.

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Return of the Ferguson War Zone? Missouri Enacts State of Emergency Ahead of Mike Brown Grand Jury

Amy Goodman and Aaron Maté, Democracy Now!: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in advance of the grand jury’s pending decision in the Michael Brown shooting case. While state officials say they fear violence, protesters say they fear a return to the militarized crackdown that turned their community into a war zone.

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript

How Many Islamic State Fighters Are There?

Ray McGovern, Consortium News: If honest intelligence analysts are silenced, as Sam Adams was 47 years ago during the Vietnam War, they need to plumb their consciences and see if they have the guts to make public both the undercounting of enemy forces and the incentive given to their multiplication by further US military involvement.

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The Hypocrisy of Senate Republicans Enabling NSA Spying on US Citizens

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: The argument on behalf of the NSA’s massive worldwide invasion of privacy is a bit like the GOP domestic claim that restrictive voting laws stop unqualified people from voting: Neither are bolstered by any significant proof.

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Native Americans Arrested Following Keystone XL Pipeline Vote

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Obama to Announce Executive Action on Immigration on Thursday

Read the Article at The Washington Post

House Republicans Pass Bill That Makes It Harder for Scientists to Advise the EPA

Read the Article at Salon

Georgia Debt Collectors Posed as FBI Agents to Intimidate Victims Into Making Payments

Read the Article at The Guardian

Dozens Treated After “Mysterious Chemical Mixture” Fire at California Waste Plant

Read the Article at the Associated Press

Joseph E. Stiglitz: Slow Growth and Inequality Are Political Choices – We Can Choose Otherwise

Read the Article at the Washington Monthly

The Unbelievable Lightness of Being Donnie Swaggart

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Mystery Revealed: What frightened the USS Donald Cook so much in the Black Sea?

Thank you Lada! What a blessing to think Russia’s technology may be the balance that brings peace.

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Sergio says: Dear Lada, I found this article on: What frightened the USS Donald Cook so much in the Black Sea? http://www.voltairenet.org/article185860.html. Did you know of this and do you have any comments. Thanks, Sergio.

Thank you, Sergio, for an interesting link and question. Yes, I have lots to say on this. There were some materials in the Russians press, although this information was diligently covered up and suppressed in the US and West in general.

USS donald cook

Quote from the article in Voltairenet.org: “The State Department acknowledged that the crew of the destroyer USS Donald Cook has been gravely demoralized ever since their vessel was flown over in the Black Sea by a Russian Sukhoi-24 (Su-24) fighter jet which carried neither bombs nor missiles but only an electronic warfare device.

On 10 April 2014, the USS Donald Cook entered the waters of the Black Sea and on 12 April a Russian Su-24 tactical…

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