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Trends This Week – A misguided budget – 05.24.17

Tensions continue to heat up in the Middle East and conflict with Iran could result in World War III. The U.S. continues to increase military spending, putting tax dollars towards killing. Meanwhile, U.S. infrastructure continues to disintegrate as cars drive over faulty roads and bridges and trains face daily delays. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 05.23.17

An eye-witness update on events and conditions in Syria and a look at Trump’s recent statements in Saudi Arabia and Israel and why it will further destabilize the Middle East Vanessa Beeley is a British investigative journalist who has focused on the conflicts in the middle east – particularly in Syria, Gaza and Yeme. She is an associate editor of 21st Century Wire …

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ROBERT FISK – Do the Tragedies of Syria Signal the End of Arab Revolutions?

Just as the catastrophic Anglo-American invasion of Iraq brought an end to epic Western military adventures in the Middle East, so the tragedy of Syria ensures that there will be no more Arab revolutions. And it’s taken just 13 bloodsoaked years – from 2003 to 2016 – to realign political power. Russia and Iran and the Shia Muslims of the …

How The Military Excluded The White House From International Syria Negotiations

The NYT laments today that international negotiations about the situation in Syria now continue without any U.S. participation: Russia, Iran and Turkey Meet for Syria Talks, Excluding U.S. Russia, Iran and Turkey met in Moscow on Tuesday to work toward a political accord to end Syria’s nearly six-year war, leaving the United States on the sidelines as the countries sought …

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Dr. Mercola – How to Prevent Hearing Loss and Improve Your Hearing With Nutrition

You’re probably aware that certain nutrients can support optimal vision, but did you know your hearing may benefit from certain foods as well? If you have trouble hearing, or notice that your hearing is not as good as it used to be, your diet (and/or additional supplementation) may hold the answer. In fact, nutritional imbalances are increasingly thought to be …

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Jonathan Marshall – How World War III Could Start

If humanity ever suffers a Third World War, chances are good it will start in some locale distant from the United States like the Baltic or South China Seas, the Persian Gulf, or Syria, where Washington and its rivals play daily games of “chicken” with lethal air and naval forces. Far from enhancing U.S. security, the aggressive deployment of U.S. …

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Damian Carrington – Power stations to get early warning against jellyfish invasions

Invasions of jellyfish have proved adept at shutting down power plants in recent years. But an early warning tool is now in development to alert power stations to incoming swarms which block the cooling water intakes of coastal plants. EDF’s Torness nuclear power plant in Scotland was closed for a week in 2011 after a mass of moon jellyfish invaded …