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Plan for Total #US #Anarchy

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Via Scoop.it – Green PartyTruthout: “Perry’s ‘moratorium on regulations’ would mean a literal end to the rules of law in the United States. At least it would also mean that all of President George W. Bush’s midnight regulations favoring polluters and industry abuses would also be lifted.”Show original

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Robert McNamara, Architect of Vietnam War, Dies at 93

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[See also Noam Chomsky on Robert McNamara from Class Warfare. -RS] By Thomas W. Lippman Special to The Washington Post Robert Strange McNamara, the former secretary of defense whose record as a leading executive of industry and a chieftain of foreign financial aid was all but erased from public memory by his reputation as the primary architect of U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam, died early this morning at age 93. Family members said McNamara died at his home in Northwest Washington. They did not give a cause of…read more

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Illinois State Senate Passes Resolution Opposing Afghanistan War

Posted by in politics, Violence

[From Media Mouse] The Illinois State Senate passed a resolution last week calling for an end to the United States’ war in Afghanistan. It calls on the government–including former Illinois State Senate member Barack Obama–to remove troops from the country on an “appropriately expedited timeline” and to engage nations in the Middle East to develop a peace and reconciliation process for Afghanistan. To be sure, the resolution will have limited practical effect–it’s an entirely symbolic move. Copies will be sent to President Obama, members of Illinois Congressional delegation, and other…read more

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Mexico Senate OKs bill to legalize drug possesion

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Image by Dey via Flickr MEXICO CITY, April 28 (Reuters) – Mexico’s Senate approved a bill on Tuesday decriminalizing possession of small amounts of narcotics for personal use, in order to free resources to fight violent drug cartels. The bill, proposed by conservative President Felipe Calderon, would make it legal to carry up to 5 grams (0.18 ounces) of marijuana, 500 milligrams (0.018 ounces) of cocaine and tiny quantities of other drugs such as heroin and methamphetamines. Mexico’s Congress passed a similar proposal in 2006 but the bill was vetoed…read more

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