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Dennis J Bernstein – What DeVos Might Do to Public Schools

With only days to go before Donald Trump is sworn is as President and with his Cabinet choices now undergoing confirmation, a major area of concern is what impact billionaire Betsy DeVos will have as Education Secretary. She is an outspoken supporter of school vouchers and thus seen by many educators as a threat to public schools. I spoke to …

Lorraine Chow – Dutch Trains Are World’s First to Run on 100% Wind Power

The Netherlands, aka Windmill Country, is now operating 100 percent of its electric trains with wind energy. As of Jan. 1, 600,000 daily train passengers have been traveling completely carbon neutral, according to an announcement from the Netherlands’ principal passenger railway operator, NS. Dutch electric trains are running on 1.2 billion kilowatt-hours of wind energy supplied by sustainable energy supplier, …

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Nat Parry – Anti-Trump Coalition Shows Cracks

Somewhat surprisingly, a genuine grassroots, broad-based movement has emerged to oppose the incoming Trump administration, but perhaps less surprisingly – given the American left’s self-marginalizing tendencies – the nascent efforts may already be descending into sectarianism, finger-pointing and divisive identity-based politics. One early sign of the anti-Trump coalition’s fracturing came when a group of women decided after Hillary Clinton’s defeat …

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Leid Stories—Fake Politics: Propagating the Dangerous Myth That Opposing Trump Is Opposing the System—01.04.16

Fake news–the gluten-free, lower-calorie term for what used to be called “disinformation,” “lies” and “propaganda”—played a significant role in shaping the attitudes and choices of millions of voters in the 2016 presidential election. Although fake news for a long time has been an integral component of the “information” disseminated by mass-media outlets, only recently was the widespread practice exposed as a national menace and a threat to the long-held principle of freedom of information.

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Nature Bats Last – 01.03.17

This week NBL speaks with Forrest Palmer of Wrong a Kind of Green. We took calls and touched upon collapse, quitting our jobs, defaulting on debt, the emotional roller coaster that is the Doomesphere and steps towards the exit of the dominant culture. Mike’s book, Chasing A Different Carrot is now out and available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Google Books.

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Attention all PRN Listeners! We have heard from a few of you in regards to having trouble streaming prn on your computers and phones, and we want to let you know a couple ways to fix these problems.  Try updating your adobe flash player Try updating google chrome USE A DIFFERENT WEB BROWSER. (DO NOT USE GOOGLE CHROME) Try listening …

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Gary Cook – Google Announces Plans to Run Entirely on Renewable Energy

Google has been a catalyst in the dramatic growth in renewable energy procurement among corporations, redefining the art of the possible by bringing significant renewable energy projects onto the same grid its data centers are powered from. Google’s milestone of 2.6 GW of renewable energy purchased puts it well above what most corporations have done to drive renewable growth. Read …

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The West’s War on Thailand’s Next King

November 29, 2016 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – The first fatal mistake Western observers make when attempting to describe Thailand’s monarchy is comparing it to European, or worse yet, Arabian institutions. It is neither. With the passing of the universally revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the upcoming coronation of his successor, Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Western observers are indulging deeply in …

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Anup Shah – Today, around 21,000 children died around the world

Some 21,000 children die every day around the world. That is equivalent to: 1 child dying every 4 seconds 14 children dying every minute A 2011 Libya conflict-scale death toll every day A 2010 Haiti earthquake occurring every 10 days A 2004 Asian Tsunami occurring every 11 days An Iraq-scale death toll every 19–46 days Just under 7.6 million children …