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Chris Hedges:  Why I’m Voting Green      :   Information Clearing House: ICH

Chris Hedges:  Why I’m Voting Green      :   Information Clearing House: ICH
October 29, 2012 "Truthdig" -- The November election is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats. It is not a battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. It is a battle between the corporate state and us. And if we do not immediately engage in this battle we are finished, as climate scientists have made clear. I will defy corporate power in small and large ways. I will invest my energy now solely in acts of resistance, in civil disobedience and in defiance. Those who rebel are our only hope. And for this reason I will vote next month for Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, although I could as easily vote for Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party. I will step outside the system. Voting for the “lesser evil”—or failing to vote at all—is part of the corporate agenda to crush what is left of our anemic democracy. And those who continue to participate in the vaudeville of a two-party process, w…

Pentagon is World’s Leading Landlord    :   Information Clearing House: ICH

Pentagon is World’s Leading Landlord    :   Information Clearing House: ICH

October 29, 2012 "Information Clearing House" - Move over, Donald Trump and Ted Turner. The Department of Defense is the world’s top property owner with holdings around the world – a fact relevant amid election-year debate about the size and role of our military.

In the United States alone, DOD occupies 1.9 billion square feet of office space – about three times the floor space of all the nation’s Walmart stores, or 10 times the office space in all of Los Angeles. Worldwide, DOD has more than 2 million people working on 5,000 sites in 41 countries.


(Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, has 1.4 million workers.)

Today’s video has more on the world’s biggest landlord. Take a look, share it with a friend in uniform, then consider the size and scope of today’s military in our discussion thread below.

How do we know? Check the original sources behind the fact:

US Department of Defense: &qu…

Israel “far worse than apartheid South Africa” says ANC chair as Pretoria conference backs boycott

Israel “far worse than apartheid South Africa” says ANC chair as Pretoria conference backs boycott
Activists in South Africa have welcomed a decision by the African National Congress (ANC) International Solidarity Conference to support the Palestinian-led campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

The ANC, South Africa’s ruling party, led the decades-long struggle against apartheid.

The official declaration of the conference, held in Pretoria/Tshwane from 25-28 October, “Reiterated its support for Palestinian aspirations for an independent state including the full membership of the UN; and called on the UN Security Council to show leadership in halting the expansion of Israeli settlements and the harassment of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.”