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Dady Chery – Haiti’s Depopulation: A Globalist Project

A full two-thirds of the earthquake casualties in Haiti on January 12, 2010 were directly due to policies that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), World Bank, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) put in place to create surplus labor for the country’s sweatshops. The now well-known reductions in the tariffs on agricultural products, flood of subsidized Arkansas rice …

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Don Hazen – Stressed out by Finances? Maybe You’re Suffering from Acute Financial Stress

One potential consequence of economic stress is a kind of PTSD, which psychologist Galen Buckwalter has termed Acute Financial Stress via findings in his research on the topic. Over the past month, AlterNet has produced a series of articles on AFS by Buckwalter, which has led to some interesting and robust discussions in the AlterNet comments section. To broaden understanding, AlterNet conducted …

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Vicki Batts – Collusion: DEA bans plant medicines, then Big Pharma patents them for profits

Is the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) really looking out for anyone’s best interests with their latest stand on natural, medicinal plants like cannabis and kratom? Most would tend to disagree with them, just on principal. But a deeper look into the matter reveals that their intent may be far more sinister than they want us to believe. While the DEA …

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Economic Update – “Economics of Women Voting Trump” – 12.11.16

“Updates on Trump gutting estate tax; capitalist outrages; Trump appoints Wall Street billionaires; Green Party victory in Austria; big oil companies’ desperation; Pope Francis on equality of opportunity; Portland, OR acts against inequality. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on why women voted for Trump.”

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Sarah Lazare – Americans Are Drowning in Credit Card Debt, and It’s Not Because They Are ‘Irresponsible’

Amid soaring inequality [3] and stagnant wages [4], consumers in the United States collectively accumulated a stunning $34.4 billion in credit card debt during the second quarter of 2016 alone, according to a new report [5] from the personal finance website WalletHub. This high number represents the greatest second-quarter accumulation since at least 1986, when such data was first recorded, and positions U.S. consumers to surpass “$1 trillion …

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Sarah Lazare – War Not Over: U.S. Occupation Is Still Poisoning Iraq’s Children

After years and countless lives lost, the U.S. government is refusing [3] to fully acknowledge the health crisis its burn pits in Iraq have unleashed upon the U.S. service members exposed to airborne contaminants, even after the VA was ordered [4] by Congress last year to establish a registry for those who have suffered ill health as a result. But when it comes to the long-term …

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It’s All About Food – Lee Hall, On Their Own Terms – 07.19.16

Part I: Lee Hall, On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation for the 21st Century

Ten years experience as an airline worker, including numerous encounters with shipped animals, forged Lee Hall’s interest in animal-liberation philosophy. Hall earned a law degree at age 37, then worked in immigration legal services, taught immigration and animal law at Rutgers University, and served as an animal lawyer in the non-profit world for a decade. In 2014, Hall earned a Master of Laws in environmental law wit a focus on climate change. Hall has been interviewed for Allegheny Front Environmental Radio, Alternet, and Court TV, and teaches at Widener University -Delaware Law.

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Sarah Lazare & Adam Johnson – The NY State Senate Just Passed a Bill That Reads Like a Parody of Reactionary Terror Laws

It has been two weeks since 49 people were murdered at the Orlando LGBTQ Pulse club’s Latin night, and lawmakers at the state and federal level have already seized on public fear of “terrorists” to advance a spate [4] of reactionary bills that expand police powers and erode civil rights. Perhaps the most draconian of them all is the proposed New York State Terrorist …