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The Torch – 11.12.17

Download this episode (right click and save) Nadezhda Kutepova had fought for the rights of the residents of a town in the Chelyabinsk region. The young mother of 4 lost her parents to cancer’s contracted after exposure to radioactive materials at the USSR nuclear weapons fuel production plants near Ozersk int he Ural mountains. A 1957 disaster was kept secret until …

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The Gary Null Show – 11.10.17

The dark side of psychiatry’s influence over the nation’s judicial system. Katherine Hine is a former attorney who practice law for over 30 years before becoming a radio program hosting two programs —  “Bedlam in America”  and “Who Judges the Judges” — at WLJA in Ohio and on Blog Talk Radio.  Her broadcasts explore the illegalities of forced psychiatry and …

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Pratap Chatterjee – Tomgram: Pratap Chatterjee, Obama’s Last Chance

Imagine this scenario: you’ve occupied an office for eight years and now you’re about to move out. You know who’s going to move in and, by reputation, he’s a fellow with a minimal ability to control himself who might conceivably be a danger to others. So here’s one thing you undoubtedly wouldn’t do: leave a loaded revolver in the top …

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Kirsten Brodde – Black Friday: Breathe, take a break – the planet can’t handle it anymore

Instead of chasing prey in the jungle like our ancestors did, we chase bargain clothing that seems like a good deal. Just look at the scenes that take place every year in American shopping malls on the fourth Friday of November, when people try to secure a favourable position in the queue outside shops in the early hours of the …

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Bolivian water crisis as glaciers vanish

Bolivia has declared a state of emergency as climate impacts shrink glaciers and leave cities without water. SÃO PAOLO, 26 November, 2016 − The government of Bolivia, a landlocked country in the heart of South America, has been forced to declare a state of emergency as it faces its worst drought for at least 25 years. Much of the water …

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The Latest: Mexico seeks to push ahead on TPP without US

LIMA, Peru — The latest on the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Mexico isn’t throwing in the towel on free trade despite Donald Trump’s threats to break up NAFTA and abandon other multilateral trade deals. Mexican Finance Minister Idelfonso Fajardo said Friday that he met with officials from five other signatories to the …

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Alex Kirby – Tibetan threat to vital water

Hours before the UN climate talks end, a warning from China’s top scientific body –  the twin influences of human activities and climate change are turning much of the Tibetan plateau into a desert. The damage is not only transforming grasslands and wetlands into sand and rock where nothing can grow. The plateau is also the source of Asia’s major …

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David Morris – Yes, trade deals really do overturn democracy

Forget tariffs, forget Obama’s promises. The whole point of modern ‘trade agreements’ is to whack pesky labor, environment and health laws, writes David Morris, and so empower capital and corporate power against regulators, governments and democracy itself. Unconvinced? Just imagine what these deals would look like if they were there to empower people. New trade agreements like the TPP largely …

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Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill – Robert Gibson

A decade in the making, the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is reaching its climax and as Congress hotly debates the biggest trade deal in a generation, its backers have turned on the cash spigot in the hopes of getting it passed. “We’re very much in the endgame,” US trade representative Michael Froman told reporters over the weekend at a meeting …