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Leid Stories—Trump Is Riding the Storm; Dems Are Just All Wet —08.29.17

Leid Stories examines what can only be described as a masterful turnaround for President Trump who, until Hurricane Harvey, was under brutal attack, dodging blows that could have signaled the beginning of the end. Though scathed, Trump pulled through—not because he’s such a brilliant tactician, but because he comes from a “swamp,” too, and obeys its cardinal rule: Do unto …

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Dragan Plavšić – E.P. Thompson on how to save the university

Over four decades ago, the Marxist historian called for resistance against the commercialisation of higher education Back in 1970, the great English Marxist historian, E.P.Thompson, was employed at Warwick University. Warwick was then a new university with a new way of doing things. Thompson didn’t like what he saw one little bit, and said so with characteristic eloquence, dubbing Warwick …

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ROBERT HUNZIKER – Healthcare’s Neoliberal Death Warrant

Neoliberalism’s mantra of “privatizing everything in sight” and elimination, or cutbacks, of governmental programs, aka: austerity, especially public healthcare, is a death warrant for millions, maybe more than millions! Sure-fire, whenever private interests take control, or cut funding for public welfare programs, similar to what Democratic and Republican neoliberal advocates have consistently advocated ever since the 1980s, all hell breaks …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 05.30.16

Hot dogs and hand grenades, mattress sales and murder tales: Memorial Day 2016! Vince talks about the U.S. Empire, the war in Iraq and his reflections on militarism and his time in the U.S. Marine Corps ten years after being discharged (yes, it’s been that long). Vince makes the connection between war abroad and austerity at home. Why must we ditch nationalism? How can we challenge these ideologies? Tune in and check it out.

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Paul Craig Roberts – The West Is Reduced To Looting Itself

I, Michael Hudson, John Perkins, and a few others have reported the multi-pronged looting of peoples by Western economic institutions, principally the big New York Banks with the aid of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Third World countries were and are looted by being inticed into development plans for electrification or some such purpose. The gullible and trusting governments are …

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Janet Cotter & Ricarda Steinbrecher – GM 2.0? ‘Gene-editing’ produces GMOs that must be regulated as GMOs

* The EU is considering the exclusion of gene-edited plants and animals from GM regulations, write Janet Cotter and Ricarda Steinbrecher. However gene-edited organisms clearly fall within the definition of GMOs in both European and international law. They also present real risks to the environment and human health – and must be regulated like any other GMOs. There has been …

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Jon Kofas – US College Costs In 2030 And Its Significance For Society

Introduction The cost of higher education has been rising steadily in the past four decades, essentially doubling in real terms from 1970 to 2010, and it is expected to skyrocket by 2030. This will not be limited to the US, but it is expected to be a global phenomenon. Moreover, the high cost of college education will coincide with a …