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Project Censored – 09.26.17

This week’s show coincides with Banned-Books-Week, and Mickey spends the hour with five guests, representing  a variety of perspectives, but all in agreement on the need to defend peoples’ right to read. The topics of discussion  include the origin of Banned-Books-Week in the 1980s, the ongoing attempts to restrict what students may read in school,  and the continuing importance of comic …

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The Gary Null Show – 02.06.17

Today On The Gary Null Show, Gary opens up the program with the latest in health and healing covering the topics of Fiber, Find out what you should be taking twice a week for six months. What can you start doing to improve brain flow. In the second half of the program Gary tosses around the idea of what it would be like if Clinton were elected. Gary also plays an important audio clip by The David Pakman Show talking on Does Donald Trump Know How to Read?

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Tom Engelhardt – This Article Is Not About Donald Trump

Think of the 2016 presidential campaign as the political equivalent of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.  It’s loud; there are plenty of abusive special effects; the critics hate it, but the crowds turn out; a media company or three rake in the dough; and foreigners can’t get enough of this new vision of the American way of life — or is …

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Diane Ravitch – Why Every Child Should Opt Out of the Standardized Tests

Want to end the obsession with standardized testing? Opt your children out of the state tests. Ignore the threats from state and federal officials. The tests today have taken over too much of the school year. Teachers should prepare and give tests that cover what they taught. What if all students opted out of testing? That’s democracy in action. The elected officials …

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John Michael Greer – Whatever Happened to Peak Oil?

A few months from now, this blog will complete its tenth year of more-or-less-weekly publication. In words the Grateful Dead made famous, it’s been a long strange trip:  much longer and stranger than I had any reason to expect, certainly, when I typed up that first essay and got it posted on what was still, to me, the alien landscape of …

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Dave Johnson – Trump: Don’t Make Corporations Pay Their Taxes

Corporate tax dodgers will love Donald Trump’s new plan to let the corporations who don’t want to pay their taxes off the hook. But is this really the core of the Republican argument against all taxes? Republican economics has been stated a thousand ways by a thousand (always paid) voices. But the basic idea behind all the schemes has been …

Qatar, China, Egypt, India and Nigeria “worst countries to work in” – with U.S. not far behind – Joe Quirke

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has published a report that ranks countries according to how well they protect the rights of workers. The Global Rights Index gives each country in the world a score out of five, with zero designating a country in which labour rights are sacrosanct and five a country with no protections at all. Twenty-four countries …