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Keeping Democracy Alive – States Crack Down On Dissent – 03.25.18

Much of the national agenda is enacted at the state level. The popular protests of The Dakota Access Pipeline scared the crap out of oil companies and they are using something called ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) to draft cookie-cutter legislation at the state level to make such protests illegal. Attaching exceptionally harsh civil liability or even severe criminal punishment …

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The Gary Null Show – 03.08.18

Inside the rebirth and growth of the White Nationalism movement Vegas Tenold is a Norwegian investigative journalist, currently living in the US, who has been covering the American far right movements, such as the KKK and neo-Nazis since 2011.  He has also covered human rights issues in Russia, American national security, and conflicts in Africa and the Middle East.  Vegas …

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Jayati Ghosh – Backlash Against Trade Deals: The End of U.S.-Led Economic Globalisation?

There is much angst in the Northern financial media about how the era of globalisation led actively by the United States may well be coming to an end. This is said to be exemplified in the changed political attitudes to mega regional trade deals like the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) that was signed (but has not yet been ratified) …