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Chicago: My kind of (NATO) town

Officials from more than 50 states are expected at the NATO summit in Chicago [EPA] by Pepe Escobar

Lock down. A ring-of-steel. An ocean of Chicago cops. The Secret Service. The National Guard. Security perimeters. Steel fencing. Concrete barriers. Upgraded riot gear. Mayor Rahm Emanuel - former White House Chief of Staff and President Obama confidante - targeting "strategic areas". "Extraction teams" ultra-ready to snatch and grab pinpointed protesters in a "low intensity conflict" environment.

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Is the Occupy Movement Justified?

Occupy MovementWe all know that the economy is a mess. The public's perception of how bad the economy really is, and what is in store for us in the future, varies from one individual to another. One continuous perception that is reported on is that during the great depression, the majority view was that things would get better, that manufacturing jobs would come back, and that better times were ahead. These viewpoints are not held, according to different polls, by the American public today.

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As Schools Crumble: Quiet Call for Revolution in Philly

Revolution in Phillyby Ellen Brown

Last week, the city of Philadelphia's school system announced that it expects to close 40 public schools next year, and 64 schools by 2017. The school district expects to lose 40% of its current enrollment, and thousands of experienced, qualified teachers.

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The New Protest

IsraelRabin Square in Tel Aviv has seen many demonstrations, but none quite like last Saturday’s.

It has nothing to do with the event which gave the square its name: the huge rally for peace at the end of which Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated. It was different in every respect.

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That Was Now, This is Then

United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs ranking member Howard Berman and chairperson Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Another Pro-War Resolution Hits the House Floor

On Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives debated H.Res. 568, an AIPAC-sponsored bill designed to outlaw diplomacy with Iran and take the United States Congress one step closer to authorizing an illegal, unprovoked and premeditated military attack on Iran.

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