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John Kiriakou – Civil Forfeiture: Legalized Government Robbery

alifornia governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law last week that would prohibit the police from seizing property – and money – from individuals without due process. Politicians, bloggers, and others on both the left and the right called the move “historic” and “one of the most important reforms for civil forfeiture in years.” Even The New York Times, in its …

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This Can’t Be Happening – 09.01.16

Guest Karl Denninger, a libertarian, internet entrepreneur and one of the early founders of the Teaparty Movement — as well as a supporter of the Occupy Movement — tells host Dave Lindorff that the US is “doomed” if it doesn’t return to the rule of law. Specifically, he says that unless the country begins seriously prosecuting — and jailing — political and top corporate criminals, like the executives of the nation’s largest banks for example, the corruption that plagues US society, politics and business will only get worse.

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Polly Higgins – End the Era of Ecocide

What are the tools we can call in to assist with the patterns of harm we see playing  out  globally?  You might  think that existing  tools are not  enough to  prevent and disrupt  our existing norms. What do we have? We have over 500 treaties, conventions, protocols and resolutions  specifically pertaining to the environment – yet none of them is …

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The War on Savings: The Panama Papers, Bail-Ins, and the Push to Go Cashless

Exposing tax dodgers is a worthy endeavor, but the “limited hangout” of the Panama Papers may have less noble ends, dovetailing with the War on Cash and the imminent threat of massive bail-ins of depositor funds. The bombshell publication of the “Panama Papers,” leaked from a Panama law firm specializing in shell companies, has triggered both outrage and skepticism. In …

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Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux – We Have Become Spectators of Instead of Witnesses to the Violence of Our Times

The following is an excerpt from the new book  Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle [3] by Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux (City Lights Books, 2015):  Despite the daily spectacles of violence to which we are all continually subjected, never before has the selection and careful manipulation of violent aesthetics been so heavily policed, in …

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Warrior Connection – 12.13.15

The December 13 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion between co-hosts Ray Clark and Doug Rokke with John Boch of GSL Defense Training on self defense- family protection- awareness and then force- on-force training for civilians. www.GSLDefenseTraining.com. We discussed situational awareness and how to protect your family and yourself during various threat situations as you go about your daily life. Sadly if you dial 911 looking for help police response may be or will be to late so this provides you some idea of how to protect your family within legal frameworks.

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NY Governor Expedites Legal Pot for Critically Ill Patients

Life is about to get a little bit easier for critically ill patients in New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed 2 bills into law recently that will establish an “emergency medical marijuana” program individuals can use to resolve their ailments. The passage of a 2014 law added New York to a list of nearly 2 dozen states where medical marijuana is …

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Natalie Kitroeff – Obama Administration Hits Back at Student Debtors Seeking Relief

On a day when Democratic presidential candidates sparred in a national debate over who would do more to help indebted students, the U.S. government launched a new attack on student debtors seeking loan relief. On Tuesday, the Department of Education intervened in the case of Robert Murphy, an unemployed 65-year-old who has waged a three-year legal battle to erase his student loans …