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Dennis Kucinich: Congress Should Recognize That Palestinians Exist

One of the few regrets I have in not being a member of the 113th US Congress is that I was not present in the House chambers to oppose H.Res.657, which passed by a voice vote, supporting Israel without mentioning the Palestinians.

Congress missed a huge opportunity to stand for peace in the Middle East, recognizing and backing Israel under attack by Hamas, while ignoring issues of illegal settlement building, the desperate conditions inside Gaza, the Israeli government’s subversion of Palestinian unity and the insufficiency of the Cairo initiative which amounted to non-negotiable demands.


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Ron Paul: 'Who Are the Real Isolationists?'

Who are the real isolationists? Ron Paul tells Fox Business it is those who demand sanctions on Russia, Cuba, Iran, and any other country that does not follow the dictates of Washington. We non-interventionists, he says, are the ones who want to be internationalists with free trade and friendship with others.
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Tired of US Spying, Germany? Here's Some Good Advice...

Germany is reeling from ongoing revelations about the extent of the US spying operation against the country, as at least two spies have been uncovered burrowed into German intelligence, the BND. The German government has responded by asking the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country. Animosity toward the US government is on the increase among German politicians, who foolishly believed they had a special relationship with the US government that precluded such hostile activities.
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Eric Cantor's Final Assault

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) may have lost his primary to a relatively unknown challenger, but that does not mean he is going quietly into that good night. His long track record of ramming through the House the most one-sided resolutions praising the actions of the Israeli government (as long as those actions involve attacks on Arabs and not attempts to make peace) continues apace even as his time in the House draws to a close.

As Israel's American-made F-16s continue to deliver American-made bombs, paid for by the US taxpayer, on Gaza, where more than 150 Palestinians have been killed, Cantor takes time out to applaud the passage of yet another House Resolution praising Israel's actions.
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Dennis Kucinich on America's Dangerous, Anti-Democratic Path

Who will protect us from our government? That is a central question I have after reading the Washington Post's publication of NSA intercepts given to them by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The article describes an "exponential" increase in NSA spying on American citizens, gathering and storing information about deeply personal, private matters of the heart, health, and finances. 

What has happened is that under the guise of security, our government has annihilated each individual American's sphere of privacy. I warned of this when, as a member of Congress, I led opposition to the Patriot Act as well as opposing FISA legislation.
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Is It A Crime To Insult the Police?

Arena, Wisconsin is a village of roughly 800 people, most of whom are white, politically liberal, and materially comfortable. Despite having a very low crime rate, the village has a police department that, like every other, exists primarily to collect revenue.

Two years ago, police arrested three “out-of-state juvenile males” on suspicion of burglarizing a business. Two of the suspects “were detained by residents until law enforcement arrived,” the department noted in its Facebook page. The three unfamiliar black men were conspicuous in a tiny village with a nearly all-white population, and by the time the police arrived all of the difficult work had been done. Perhaps as a way to compensate for its deserved sense of worthlessness, the Arena PD arrested someone whose only role in this affair was to publish a derisive remark on the department’s Facebook page.
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Is Brzezinski Pushing Ethnic Cleansing for Eastern Ukraine?

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Global chessboard enthusiast Zbigniew Brzezinski has a plan for Ukraine. In a recent speech to the Woodrow Wilson Center, excerpted by the Atlantic Council, he argues forcefully in favor of the United States providing the Ukrainian military far more weapons. 

Under the guise of preventing a Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has been the rallying cry of those who seek more US involvement in the region, Brzezinski believes that the US must provide Ukraine with enough weapons to deter Russian aggression toward Ukraine.

The odds of defending against the invading Russian military being very low, Brzezinski has a different idea of how the US should arm the Kiev government.

Said the former National Security Advisor:
I feel that we should make it clear to the Ukrainians that if they are determined to resist, as they say they are and seemingly they are trying to do so (albeit not very effectively), we will provide them with anti-tank weapons, hand-held anti-tank weapons, hand-held rockets—weapons capable for use in urban short range fighting.
The US must provide urban warfare equipment to the Kiev government, he says, in order to forestall the impending Russian invasion.
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Ron Paul: US Threatening Greater Middle East War, Stock Market Crash, and Oil and Gold Rise

Over at the Ron Paul Channel, RPI Chairman and Founder Ron Paul is warning of consequences from the US government escalating its military involvement in Iraq. Paul concludes:
Expect one day for this insanity of our foreign policy to translate into a much greater war in the region. When that comes, look for a stock market crash, oil prices to skyrocket and gold prices to soar.
Read and listen to Paul’s brief editorial here.
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