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KENNETH J. SALTMAN – Wall Street’s Latest Public Sector Rip-Off: Five Myths About Pay for Success

Investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and J.P. Morgan, philanthropies such as the Rockefeller Foundation, politicians such as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Massachusetts former governor and now Bain Capital Managing Director Deval Patrick, and elite universities such as Harvard have been aggressively promoting Pay for Success (also known as Social Impact Bonds) as a solution to …

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Brandy Zadrozny – The Billionaire Pedophile Who Could Bring Down Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Trump’s supporters have long wondered whether he’d use billionaire sicko Jeffrey Epstein as ammo against the Clintons—until a lurid new lawsuit accused The Donald of raping one of Epstein’s girls himself. Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect the withdrawal of Virginia Roberts Guiffre’s allegations against Alan Dershowitz and the striking of the allegations from the court record …

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Let’s Create A Better World – 06.04.16

New progress and new activism is taking place for the better in the fight against genetically engineered foods. Diana Reeves, from GMOfreeUSA.org, eloquently speaks on many issues and goes over the latest information to stop the GMO’s from affecting our lives and causing health problems. Diana tells her story about how her health and the health of her family members were greatly affected by GMO foods and how her son died of cancer due to related causes. Then discusses how she bettered her health and the health of her family by researching healthy foods and finding out how GMO’s were affecting her life and lives around the world. Jennifer Montero is an energy medicine practitioner, healer and a fabulous teacher of self-healing. She discusses how she was inspired to start her business as an intuitive healer & coach and has been helping others obtain and maintain health and wellness in life. She discusses her energy healing and spiritual work which includes specific modalties that she uses as a healer to help many overcome areas of blockages and related issues in their body, mind and spirit.

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RODRIGUE TREMBLAY – Barack Obama’s Legacy: What Happened?

“The evil that men do lives after them.” — William Shakespeare (1564-1616), ‘Julius Caesar’ “The Constitution supposes, what the History of all Governments demonstrates, that the Executive is the branch of power most interested in war and most prone to it. It has accordingly with studied care, vested the question of war in the Legislature… —No nation could preserve its …

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Vandana Shiva – Seeds of suicide

May 22 has been declared International Biodiversity Day by the United Nations. It gives us an opportunity to become aware of the rich biodiversity that has been evolved by our farmers as co-creators with nature. It also provides an opportunity to acknowledge the threats to our biodiversity and our rights from IPR monopolies and monocultures. Just as our Vedas and …

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Leid Stories – Out of It: Why Election 2016 Should Radically Reshape our Thinking About Politics and Activism – 04.26.16

In the throes of a media-induced frenzy about the 2016 presidential race, it’s hard not to get caught up in the bizarreness of it. But rather than join the madness, says Leid Stories, this election cycle should cause us to overhaul our thinking about the political process, our political orientation and ideology, and the nature of our relationship with “the system.”

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Alanis Morissette, – Feminism Needs a Revolution

ften when I’m being interviewed about my career and music, I’m asked whether I am a feminist. What the interviewer means depends on who’s doing the asking and what their take on the feminist movement is. Sometimes it’s rhetorical. Other times, a thinly veiled indictment. My answer is always yes. I have never been apologetic about this, but rather deeply …

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Project Censored – 01.26.16

What role can civil disobedience play in the stuggle for social change? Peter explores this question with two guests: First, environmental organizer Tim DeChristopher recounts his experience interfering with a federal oil and gas lease auction, and how the legal doctrine of “necessity” can be used in environmental campaigns.

Then Sunsara Taylor discusses the right-wing effort to supress womens’ option of abortion, and the countercampaign
to protect reproductive choice.

Tim DeChristopher is a climate campaigner, and the founder of two climate-action organizations. He spent 21 months in prison for submitting a false bid at a federal oil and gas auction in Utah in 2008. www.timdechristopher.org

Sunsara Taylor is with StopPatriarchy.org, and also is a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party (www.revcom.us.)

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John W. Whitehead – The Right To Tell The Government To Go to Hell: Free Speech In An Age Of Government Bullies, Corporate Censors And Compliant Citizens

Free speech is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for those who are easily offended, readily intimidated or who need everything wrapped in a neat and tidy bow. Free speech is often messy, foul-mouthed, obscene, intolerant, undignified, insensitive, cantankerous, bawdy and volatile. Unfortunately, our appreciation for a robust freedom of speech has worn thin over the years. …

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Nick Dearden – ‘Corporate Courts’ Have Taken from the Poor and Handed to the Rich – TTIP Will Turbo-Charge This Redistribution

Huge corporations and the seriously wealthy will be the big winners from the controversial US-EU trade deal known as TTIP. That’s the implication of a new study which shows that billions of pounds have been won by giant companies like Mobil, EDF, Enron, Suez and Cargill, which have sued governments under similar treaties for taking action they believe to be …