Sunday, September 30, 2012


by Hal O’Leary

For now, the loss of truth’s the only known.
The truth’s become old fashioned. Could this be?
With lies, we have decided to condone,
Just what the end will be, I cannot see.

The truth is now old fashioned. Could this be,
Like chastity and people you can trust?
Just what the end will be, I cannot see,
For those believing life was somehow just.

Like chastity and people you can trust,
A thing called love could also disappear
For those believing life was somehow just.
We’ve got to make an effort, or I fear

A thing called love could also disappear,
To set each individual apart.
We’ve got to make an effort, or I fear
There is the chance that we could lose the heart.

To set each individual apart,
With lies we have decided to condone,
There is the chance that we could lose the heart.
For now, the loss of truth’s the only known.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

How The Government’s Lies Become Truth

Netanyahu believes his maximum leverage over Obama, the president of the “world’s only superpower,” is just prior to the election. Israel cannot attack Iran on its own without the risk of Israel’s destruction. But Netanyahu reasons that if he attacks Iran the week before the US election, Obama will have to join in or lose the Jewish vote for not supporting Israel in states such as Florida, which has a large Jewish population and many electoral votes. If the election is close, Netanyahu, a person consumed by arrogance and hubris, might exercise his threat and attack Iran, despite the opposition of former chiefs of Israeli intelligence and military, the opposition party, and a majority of the Israeli people.

In other words, the outcome of the “superpower’s” presidential election might depend upon whether the sitting president of the “superpower” is sufficiently obedient to the crazed Israeli prime minister.

>paul craig roberts complete article<

Friday, September 28, 2012

United States of ALEC

Learn about the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of -- ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council.

A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a “nonpartisan public-private partnership”. But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge.

Also on the show,'s Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, joins Bill to assess the veracity of Obama and Romney's TV ads, and the impact of upcoming presidential debates.                                                                                                 >FULL SHOW<                            

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ahmadinejad Greeted by Anti-Zionist Jews in New York

If the impact of AIPAC & Zionists' damage to U.S. Interests in the Middle East & Muslim World could be measured, the number would be in zillions of dollars. Through manipulating U.S. national elections & forcing the U.S. foreign policy towards fanatic (faith-based) objectives in blindly supporting even the most reactionary & fascist-oriented policies of apartheid Israel, AIPAC, Zionists & their traitor agents operating within the U.S. executive & legislative branches are working against the strategic & long-term interets of the United States all over the World & particularly in the Middle East & among the 1.5 billion Muslim population of the World. The U.S. national government has been hijacked by AIPAC & Zionists.
>video presentation<

USA to continue its wars as long as dollar remains reserve currency

Pravda.Ru interviewed Paul Craig Roberts, an American economist, who served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and became a co-founder of Reaganomics – the economic policies promoted by the U.S. President Ronald Reagan during the 1980s. We asked Mr. Roberts to share his views about the current state of affairs inside and outside the United States.   >complete interview<

Saturday, September 22, 2012



" In the US, government is no longer accountable to law or to the people. Whoever is elected to the presidency or to Congress is accountable to the powerful private interest groups that provide the funds for the political campaign. Having purchased the government, the special interests expect government to serve them. The military/security complex makes billions of dollars in profits from wars, whether hot or cold.   Peace is not in the interest of the military/security complex.  Peace reduces the profits of the armaments industry and it reduces the power of the CIA, Homeland Security, Pentagon, FBI, and National Security Agency. In America today, peace is for sissies …"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      >rest of the story<

Friday, September 21, 2012

Elections for Sale

September 21, 2012
Few understand how money moves in and out of our political system better than campaign finance legal expert Trevor Potter. The former FEC commissioner joins Bill this week to discuss how American elections are bought and sold, who covers the cost, and how the rest of us pay the price.

Also on the show, a Bill Moyers Essay on how candidates are campaigning for cash more than votes, and how that money -- pouring into TV ads and the pockets of high-paid political consultants -- is creating “a racket, plain and simple.”  >Full show<
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases from being shared.”   

~The Buddha

US court calls CIA emperor without clothes

A US appeals court in Washington has denounced President Barack Obama’s CIA-run policy of assassination drone strikes, calling the CIA an emperor without clothes.

On Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to court over Pentagon’s controversial drone policy after the US government refused to release documents related to the drone attacks, also known as the “targeted killing” program.
>complete article<

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Play a Song. Change the World

Musicians and music lovers are gathering on stages, street corners, and schools for a global day of action to bring music into the lives of children and to promote positive social change everywhere. Please join us!                         >hear the harmony<

Monday, September 17, 2012

We Won—For Now

Posted on Sep 17, 2012

By Chris Hedges

In January I sued President Barack Obama over Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorized the military to detain U.S. citizens indefinitely, strip them of due process and hold them in military facilities, including offshore penal colonies. Last week, round one in the battle to strike down the onerous provision, one that saw me joined by six other plaintiffs including Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg, ended in an unqualified victory for the public. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest, who accepted every one of our challenges to the law, made her temporary injunction of the section permanent. In short, she declared the law unconstitutional.

Almost immediately after Judge Forrest ruled, the Obama administration challenged the decision. Government prosecutors called the opinion “unprecedented” and said that “the government has compelling arguments that it should be reversed.” The government added that it was an “extraordinary injunction of worldwide scope.” Government lawyers asked late Friday for an immediate stay of Forrest’s ban on the use of the military in domestic policing and on the empowering of the government to strip U.S. citizens of due process. The request for a stay was an attempt by the government to get the judge, pending appeal to a higher court, to grant it the right to continue to use the law. Forrest swiftly rejected the stay, setting in motion a fast-paced appeal to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and possibly, if her ruling is upheld there, to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Justice Department sent a letter to Forrest and the 2nd Circuit late Friday night informing them that at 9 a.m. Monday the Obama administration would ask the 2nd Circuit for an emergency stay that would lift Forrest’s injunction. This would allow Obama to continue to operate with indefinite detention authority until a formal appeal was heard. The government’s decision has triggered a constitutional showdown between the president and the judiciary.

“This may be the most significant constitutional standoff since the Pentagon Papers case,” said Carl Mayer, co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs.
>complete article<

Friday, September 14, 2012

The One-Percent Court

September 14, 2012

Because of partisan gridlock in Washington, the Supreme Court has become the most powerful and outspoken branch of government – decisions they make shape our democracy’s fate for generations to come. Now, one has only to look at Bush v. Gore, Citizens United, and the Affordable Care Act rulings to understand why some call it a “one-percent Court” — dedicated by majority rule to preserving the power and influence of a minority of wealthy special interests.

In this episode, The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and Jamie Raskin, constitutional law professor and Maryland state senator, join Bill to discuss how the uncontested power of the Supreme Court is changing our elections, our country, and our lives. The two joined forces for a special upcoming issue of The Nation entitled “The One Percent Court.”

“We wanted to bring attention to how this court has empowered the 1% at the expense of the 99%,” says vanden Heuvel. “How it is now working for big business, for corporate power against the interests of ordinary citizens in this country.”

Also on the program, Bill talks with Craig Unger, author of Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power, about Rove’s behind-the-scenes maneuvering to once again affect the outcome of a presidential election.

“Most people thought he was a creature of the Bush family,” Unger tells Bill. “I think he’s a force more powerful than that.”                                                                       >Full Show<

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Loose Change - Final Cut 2012

This movie hopes to be the catalyst for a new independent investigation, in which the family members receive answers to their questions, and the TRUE PERPETRATORS of this horrendous crime are PROSECUTED and PUNISHED.9/11 conspiracy theories are theories that disagree with the widely accepted account that the September 11 attacks were perpetrated solely by al-Qaeda, without any detailed advanced knowledge on the part of any government agency. These theories arose because of what proponents of the conspiracy theories believe to be inconsistencies in the official conclusions or some evidence that were overlooked.In a 2008 global poll of 17 countries, 46% of those surveyed believed al-Qaeda was responsible for the attacks, 15% believed the U.S. government was responsible, 7% believed Israel was and another 7% believed some other perpetrator, other than al Qaeda, was responsible. The poll found that respondents in the Middle East were especially likely to name a perpetrator other than al-Qaeda.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

“One of the most horrible features of war is that all the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”
—George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia,1938

Friday, September 7, 2012

Challenging Power, Changing Politics

September 7, 2012

 This week, Bill offers an alternative to the partisan events and talking points that dominated the national conventions. First, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the longest-serving Independent in Congressional history, joins Bill to talk candidly about the state of our economy, health care, and the unprecedented impact of big money on American democracy. Also on the show, Green Party presidential and vice presidential candidates Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala share their unique perspectives on the intersection of personal missions and modern politics.                                               >Full Show <   

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Resurrection of Ralph Reed

August 31, 2012

Can the former head of the Christian Coalition win back the allegiance of Christian followers he had duped and double-crossed?  
While Romney, Ryan, Rubio, and Eastwood got the lion’s share of attention during the Republican Convention this week, three one-time college Republicans who are now the party’s real power-brokers — Karl Rove, Ralph Reed, and Grover Norquist — were busy doing what they do best: leveraging their political, religious, and financial resources to back pro-corporate, anti-government objectives at the core of the conservative agenda.

The true surprise at the Tampa convention was Ralph Reed’s resurrection. When the former head of the Christian Coalition was discovered to have raked in millions of dollars from the super lobbyist — and eventually convicted felon — Jack Abramoff, Reed wound up in political purgatory. But outraged by the election of Barack Obama, and responding to what he describes as God’s call (via Sean Hannity), Reed returned to start the Faith and Freedom Coalition with the aim of toppling Barack Obama from the White House. To succeed, Reed needs to win the allegiance of many of the trusting Christian followers he had duped and double-crossed while working with Abramoff.

This week, Moyers & Company tracks Reed’s rise, fall, and return: does it signal a new revolution, or an old racket?

Later on the show, Bill talks with Mike Lofgren, a long-time Republican who describes modern corruption and dysfunction in both the Republican and Democratic parties. Lofgren’s new book is The Party is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted.                                                                                                >watch the entire show<