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The Revolutionaries in Our Midst | Chris Hedges

November 12, 2013

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Chris Hedges: The Origins of Our Police State – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

September 17, 2013

Under a series of Supreme Court rulings we have lost the rights to protect ourselves from random searches, home invasions, warrantless wiretapping and eavesdropping and physical abuse. Police units in poor neighborhoods function as armed gangs. The pressure to meet departmental arrest quotas—the prerequisite for lavish federal aid in the “war on drugs”—results in police routinely seizing people at will and charging them with a laundry list of crimes, often without just cause. Because many of these crimes carry long mandatory sentences it is easy to intimidate defendants into “pleading out” on lesser offenses. The police and the defendants know that the collapsed court system, in which the poor get only a few minutes with a public attorney, means there is little chance the abused can challenge the system. And there is also a large pool of willing informants who, to reduce their own sentences, will tell a court anything demanded of them by the police. Chris Hedges: The Origins of Our Police State – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

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Chris Hedges: The Dead Rhetoric of War – Truthdig

September 17, 2013

The intoxication of war, fueled by the euphoric nationalism that swept through the country like a plague following the attacks of 9/11, is a spent force in the United States. The high-blown rhetoric of patriotism and national destiny, of the sacred duty to reshape the world through violence, to liberate the enslaved and implant democracy in the Middle East, has finally been exposed as empty and meaningless. The war machine has tried all the old tricks. It trotted out the requisite footage of atrocities. It issued the histrionic warnings that the evil dictator will turn his weapons of mass destruction against us if we do not bomb and “degrade” his military. Chris Hedges: The Dead Rhetoric of War – Truthdig

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Chris Hedges: America’s Disappeared – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

August 12, 2013

In America, when you are poor, you can instantly disappear like this into the subterranean rabbit holes of our vast jail and prison complex. You crawl out weeks, months or years later. You try to pick up where you left off. You avoid the cops. You look for work. There is no work. It is a constant cat-and-mouse game the state plays with the poor. The hunters. The hunted. The poor, no matter what they do, are always potential prey, minnows in a sea of sharks. It is not only the masses in the Middle East and the jihadists who despise us for our purported “values.” The vast, persecuted underclass, the human refuse callously cast aside by our corporate state, the legions of poor our bankrupt media have rendered invisible, the young, violent street toughs with no education, no jobs, no prospects also see through the empty rhetoric of the power elite when it speaks about our freedoms and democracy. Chris Hedges: America’s Disappeared – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

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Democracy: The Only Threat to the TPP – Truthdig

June 7, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an international trade agreement that would allow corporations operating in any country to appeal to a global tribunal to sue governments for financial “damages” wrought by laws that regulate the firms’ activities. Democracy: The Only Threat to the TPP – Truthdig

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At World’s End and Back Again – Truthdig

June 7, 2013

Here may be the most commonplace sentence anyone could write about graduation day in any year: when I think back to my own graduation in 1966, an eon, a lifetime, a world ago, I have no memory of who addressed us.

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A Happy Tummy Means a Happy Life

January 21, 2013

A Happy Tummy Means a Happy Life : What better way to start a new year than with a clean bill of health. At the Gastroenterology Institute of Southern California, you can be assured that you are receiving the latest and greatest in gastrointestinal healthcare. Peyton P. Berookim, MD is a double board-certified gastroenterologist with a commitment to making your life better. Don’t let constipation, bloating, and heartburn debilitate your life any longer. Through state-of-the-art diagnosis and procedures, the team at the Gastroenterology Institute of Southern California will work to pinpoint the root of your problem with care and concern. Dr. Berookim knows how precarious issues of the digestive track can be, and his vast experience is exemplified by the satisfaction of his loyal patients.

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Van Nuys Marijuana Collective Patient Appreciation Program

January 21, 2013

Van Nuys Marijuana Collective Patient Appreciation Program : At Delta 9 Collective, they understand the importance of your health and maintaining a high quality of life. Follow the steps below to kick start your health in the new year. Between regular exercise, lots of water, making conscious food decisions, and being sure to visit your doctor on a regular basis, you are certain to start living the life you have always envisioned. Delta 9 Collective is there to support and help you on your way to a more fruitful life. Health shouldn’t be hard, it only takes a few easy steps to begin your path to a happier future of well-being.

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Cannabis Doctor Los Angeles Offering Medical Marijuana Recommendations

January 10, 2013

Cannabis Doctor Los Angeles Offering Medical Marijuana Recommendations : Medical marijuana evaluations can be obtained by visiting 420 MD Evaluations. 420 MD is one of the leading medical marijuana evaluations centers offering 2 locations in Los Angeles. You’ll receive your medical marijuana recommendation, if you qualify, after this evaluation from 420 MD Evaluations.

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The Gastroenterology Institute of Southern California Believes in Digestive Health

January 10, 2013

The Gastroenterology Institute of Southern California Believes in Digestive Health : Your digestive health is critical to your overall well-being. Whether you suffer from digestive disorders that are moderate, like constipation, bloating and lactose intolerance, or more serious ailments, like ulcers, hemorrhoids, Crohn’s disease, or colorectal cancer, your health and happiness are suffering. You should consult with a gastroenterologist. But, don’t call any GI doctor. Schedule an appointment with the best. Dr. Peyton P. Berookim is one of the leading Gastroenterologists. And, his Institute, in Los Angeles, provides the most state-of-the-art procedures to diagnose, treat and relieve you of your digestive problems.

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