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Ask Beatty – 11.20.17

Beatty talked about the things that we can all DO to try and NEUTRALIZE all the bad/sad news that we are bombarded with day in and day out in the media. Are there lessens to be learned? Are you ready and willing TODAY to begin to tackle your own issues head-on? Beatty’s guest is Rachel Braun Scherl, growth strategist, marketing …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 03.06.17

March 6th – 2017: On today’s program, Vince finishes his three part conversation with Sergio Alexander Kochergin as they reflect on their time with Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, and the broader peace and justice movement. They also discuss Sergio’s time in India, studying in the EU and reflections on activism and political organizing.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17:  President-elect Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Chairman's Global Dinner, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in on January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. The invitation-only black-tie event offered an opportunity for Trump to introduce himself and members of his cabinet to foreign diplomats.  (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Donald Trump and the New World Order

When trying to answer the question as to who has the say in the European Union, it’s easy to get confused. The European Council, the European Commission, the member states: Even those who know the EU well don’t often know who has the last word in Brussels disputes. The confusion isn’t new. Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger famously …

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Andrea Germanos – Earth ‘On the Edge’ as Disastrous 2016 Goes Down as Hottest Year on Record

Earth is “on the edge.” So declared the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Thursday, announcing that 2016 was the warmest year on record. The first global assessment of last year’s temperatures finds that 2016 broke the record set in 2015 by close to 0.2°C , with last year’s record having broken the record set in 2014. According to meteorologist …

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dale ruff – Politics as Psychopathology: Trump’s Attention Deficit, Oppositional, and Sleep Disorder

My friend who not only has a PH.d in theoretical physics and 40 years of experience as a psychiatrist, and whose specialty is diagnosis, tells me that not only is Donald Trump “a f*cking idiot” but has severe ADD, the affliction I know from having taught special education for 20 years. To this diagnosis, I would add Oppositional Disorder (irrational …

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Putin’s Real Long Game

A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was smoking a cigarette while we watched Southeast DC hipsters bustle by and talked about ‘the war’ — the big war, being waged by Russia against all of us, which …

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Sophia Schirmer – Huge increase in Britons seeking citizenship in EU states as Brexit looms

The number of Britons seeking citizenship in other EU countries has surged as a result of the Brexit vote, with some member states recording near tenfold increases on 2015 figures. Denmark, Italy, Ireland and Sweden have all reported a spike in applications from British citizens eager to secure proper status in the EU following the 23 June vote that has …

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John Kozy – Making the World over in America’s Image

The paradigms a person uses (or assumes) while thinking about anything determines the conclusions reached. The choice of  an incorrect paradigm usually renders the thought process invalid. Free trade was practiced long before restricted trade. Restrictions were placed on trade to prevent the damage done to domestic producers by allowing free trade with foreign producers. The elimination of these restrictions …

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Jack Rasmus – Brexit as Working Class Rebellion against Neoliberalism and “Free Trade”

Class, nationalist, and ethnic elements are all involved in the Brexit vote in a complex integration of protest.  Press and media emphasize the nationalist and ethnic (immigrant-anti-immigrant) themes but generally avoid discussing or analyzing the event from a class perspective. But that perspective is fundamental. What Brexit represents is a proxy vote against the economic effects of Free Trade, the …

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Thierry Meyssan – How the European Union is Manipulating the Syrian Refugees

Triggered by the coordinated publication of the photograph of a young Kurdish child, Aylan Kurdi, drowned on a Turkish beach on the 3rd September 2015, European public opinion mobilised and mounted various demonstrations in favour of the refugees. Immediately, French President François Hollande and the chancellor of the German Federation Angela Merkel pronounced themselves favourable to a «permanent and obligatory …