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JUST ANOTHER DAY ON PLANET EARTH: DemocracyNow! Headlines For Thursday, October 13, 2016! Features Include Donald Trump, President Obama, USA In Yemen, Wells Fargo CEO (John Stumpf), Russia In Syria, Honduras’ 2 Assassination Attempts, Another Murdered Transsexual In Cleveland, Oregon Arrests 10 BLM Activists After Pepper Spraying Them 1st, Iowa Lockup, North Dakota Return & On The Brighter Side, Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature!

And an update on our coverage of the Dakota Access pipeline and the resistance to it: Democracy Now! will be heading back to North Dakota to continue our coverage of the standoff at Standing Rock. As has been reported here and elsewhere, as a result of Democracy Now!’s reporting over Labor Day weekend last month, Amy Goodman was charged by the state of North Dakota with criminal trespass. A warrant was issued for her arrest on September 8—five days after we released video of the Dakota Access pipeline company’s security guards physically assaulting nonviolent, mostly Native American land protectors, pepper-spraying them and unleashing attack dogs, one of which was shown with blood dripping from its nose and mouth.

Protester: “These people are just threatening all of us with these dogs. And she, that woman over there, she was charging, and it bit somebody right in the face.”

Amy Goodman: “The dog has blood in its nose and its mouth.”

Protester: “And she’s still standing here threatening us.”

Amy Goodman: “Why are you letting their—her dog go after the protesters? It’s covered in blood!”

Goodman will be turning herself in to authorities at the Morton County jail in North Dakota on Monday morning at 8 a.m. North Dakota time and intends to vigorously fight this charge as she sees it as a direct attack on the First Amendment, freedom of the press? and the public’s right to know. More information is available at democracynow.org. Continue reading

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SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY! (S 2040: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act – JASTA) Congress Overrides Obama’s Veto 1st Time Allowing 9/11 Victims’ Families To Sue Saudi Arabia, Which Violates Sovereign Immunity. The President Warns USA Setting A Dangerous Precedent, Which Could Come Back To Bite USA; Obama Is Right If Your Prime Directive As President Is To Protect US World Interests Whether We Are Right Or Wrong! But Tabacco Sees Silver Lining! Just Maybe Our Politicos Have Sown The Seeds Of Our Own Comeuppance! Those, America Has Exploited & Oppressed, May Now Sue USA For Our Own Inappropriateness, Iniquitousness & Incautiousness! The World Can Now ‘Hoist US On Our Own Petard’! We Bemoan ISIS, When We Should Fear Our Own Congress & Our Own Irresistible & Unrestrained Military Superiority Combined With A Callous Disregard For The Lives Of Weaker Foreign Peoples! Has Congress Accomplished What ISIS & All Its Terror Cannot?

ZAKARIA: President Obama has been in office for 2,812 days. And that time, he has vetoed exactly 12 bills. This week, congress voted overwhelmingly to override a veto for the first time in his presidency. The law allows the family members of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The White House called the override the single most embarrassing thing the senate has possibly done in more than 30 years.

In return, congress wondered why the administration would stop victims from seeking justice. Let me bring in CNN’s Jeff Toobin and the former CIA director, Michael Hayden to give us some much-needed context here.

Jeff, let me ask you, what exactly does this law do and how unprecedented is it?

JEFF TOOBIN, LEGAL ANALYST: Well, the law is designed very specifically so that the 9/11 family members, victims of the terror attack, can sue Saudi Arabia and at least initially begin a lawsuit alleging involvement by the government in the attacks. Continue reading

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One More Example Of What Happens When Capitalism Gets Deregulated: FREDDIE MAC Places Wall Street BETS Against Homeowners That Pay Off If & Only If Lower Renegotiated Mortgage Rates Are PREVENTED – But Republicans Want DEREGULATION FOR CORPORATIONS Like This One! Now You Know Why!

Freddie Mac, the taxpayer-owned mortgage giant, has placed multi-billion-dollar bets that pay off if homeowners stay trapped in expensive mortgages with interest rates well above current rates. Continue reading

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‘CLASS DISMISSED’! 2006 Documentary (Currently Running On LinkTV/Satellite) On That Unmentionable Subject “CLASS”! How TV Has Redefined “THE AMERICAN DREAM” From “A Better Life” To “CONSUMERISM” As An Escape To A HIGHER CLASS!

“Class” in this country has become a dirty word! We don’t talk about “class” except that everybody is the “middle class” or it’s a “classless society”. But to really talk about the Working Class and the Capitalist Class is something that is outside of “Polite Company” in the popular press and the media. Continue reading

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‘CAPITALISM HITS THE FAN’ Author, Richard Wolff, Discusses Dysfunctional Politics & Economics Being Confronted By 99%ers In USA & Revolts In Europe (Barely Reported By MSM – I Wonder Why!) + Obama’s Osawatomie, Kansas, Speech!

TO BRING BACK OUR JOBS AND OUR CORPORATE TAXES, REVERSE THE LAWS THAT PAY CORPORATIONS TO OUTSOURCE JOBS AND REWARD THOSE CORPORATIONS WITH LOWER TAXATION AS WELL AS LOWER FIXED COSTS! Continue reading

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Declaration of Principles – Tabacco!

“The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” – Albert Einstein Continue reading

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