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Trends This Week – Another Cold War? – 08.02.17

Hatred and fear of Russia is nothing new. The Cold War may have officially ended in 1991 but a new wave of anti-Russia sentiments and propaganda would make you believe it was the 1980s and that the Soviet Union was still in existence. The U.S. has made accusations of election hacking, has voted to impose new sanctions on Russia, and …

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Alternative Visions – Trump in Historical Perspective: From Nixon to Breitbart – 03.03.17

In today’s show, Jack puts Trump strategy and policies in historical perspective, showing how his proposed programs are rooted in policies initially proposed by Nixon and Reagan. Trump represents the latest in a series of corporate-radical right initiatives to restructure economic and political relationships periodically with US foreign competitors and to contain domestic challenges.  Nixon’s NEP program of 1971, and …

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Deirdre Fulton – Thanks, Trump. Doomsday Clock Now Two and a Half Minutes to Midnight.

The symbolic Doomsday Clock inched closer to midnight on Thursday, and we have President Donald Trump largely to thank for the ominous development. At the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Thursday morning, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists‘ Science and Security Board moved the hands of the iconic clock 30 seconds closer to “midnight,” or the end of …

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John Scales Avery – We Must Not Demonize And Threaten Russia

Eisenhower’s warning In his famous farwell address, US President Dwight Eisenhower eloquently described the terrible effects of an overgrown military-industrial complex. Here are his words: “We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions…. This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence, economic, …

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Michael A. Lebowitz – What Is Socialism for the Twenty-First Century?

Often the best way to begin to understand something is to consider what it is not. Socialism for the twenty-first century is not a society in which people sell their ability to work and are directed from above by others whose goal is profits rather than the satisfaction of human needs. It is not a society where the owners of …

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LOUIS PROYECT – The Descent of the Left Press: From IF Stone to The Nation

Just about fifty years ago when I was becoming politicized around the war in Vietnam, I began searching desperately for information and analysis that could explain why this senseless war was taking place. After taking out a subscription to I.F. Stone’s Weekly that an old friend had recommended, the scales began to fall from my eyes. Isidor Feinstein Stone, who …

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A Just Cause – Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Former President Bill Clinton – 10.30.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill and former U.S. President William (Bill) Clinton. He is an American politician from Arkansas, who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993-2001. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first baby-boomer generation President.

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Anti-nuclear groups remember melting incident 50 years ago

Anti-nuclear groups do not want the community to forget what happened 50 years ago. On Oct. 5, 1966, a fueling melting incident took place at Edison’s Fermi 1’s fast-breed reactor. The accident was not known to have released excessive radiation and there were no reports that anyone was injured, according to the Monroe News archives. Yet, the incident was a …