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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 04.30.18

CHERNOBYL at 32 is the tragic theme of today’s sojourn in Solartopia. > > We try to grasp the full meaning of a catastrophe that may have killed more than a million people, has created “zombie forests” that do not decay and has warped the genetic code of humans and other animals for generations to come. > > LINDA PENTZ-GUNTER, …

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Andrea Germanos – Mikhail Gorbachev: Appears ‘The World Is Preparing for War’

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that it appears “as if the world is preparing for war.” Writing in an op-ed published Thursday at TIME magazine, Gorbachev, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 for his role in ending the Cold War, writes that the most pressing problem facing the world is “the militarization of politics and the …

Voters wait in line to cast ballots at an early polling site, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in San Antonio. Friday is the last day of early voting in Texas. The polls will reopen on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Chris Hedges – Defying the Politics of Fear

No social or revolutionary movement succeeds without a core of people who will not betray their vision and their principles. They are the building blocks of social change. They are our only hope for a viable socialism. They are willing to spend their lives as political outcasts. They are willing to endure repression. They will not sell out the oppressed …

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NSA Hack Was Likely An Inside Job. Putin Was Framed, “Russia has Nothing to do with This”. NSA Whistleblowers

The mainstream press is accusing Russia of being behind the release of information on NSA hacking tools. Washington’s Blog asked the highest-level NSA whistleblower in history, William Binney – the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, who served as the senior technical director within the agency, who managed six thousand NSA employees, the 36-year …

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Gary Leupp – NATO: Seeking Russia’s Destruction Since 1949

In 1990, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, U.S. president George H. W. Bush through his secretary of state James Baker promised Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev that in exchange for Soviet cooperation on German reunification, the Cold War era NATO alliance would not expand “one inch” eastwards towards Russia. Baker told Gorbachev: “Look, if you remove your [300,000] troops …

“Operation Unthinkable”, Churchill’s Planned Invasion of the Soviet Union, July 1945 – Yuriy RUBTSOV

In late May 1945 Josef Stalin ordered Marshall Georgy Zhukov to leave Germany and come to Moscow. He was concerned over the actions of British allies. Stalin said the Soviet forces disarmed Germans and sent them to prisoners’ camps while British did not. Instead they cooperated with Germans troops and let them maintain combat capability. Stalin believed that there were …

The Worst of All Possible Worlds Did Market Leninism Win the Cold War? – John Feffer

Imagine an alternative universe in which the two major Cold War superpowers evolved into the United Soviet Socialist States. The conjoined entity, linked perhaps by a new Bering Straits land bridge, combines the optimal features of capitalism and collectivism. From Siberia to Sioux City, we’d all be living in one giant Sweden. It sounds like either the paranoid nightmare of …

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Ukraine the Epicenter of Global Geopolitical Transformation – Stephen Cohen

Prominent American historian Stephen Cohen believes that Ukraine is the epicenter of a global geopolitical transformation, and that the world as it existed before the crisis will never be the same again. Speaking on the John Batchelor radio program, Dr. Cohen observed that while “we talk each week about the micro and macro events emanating from the Ukraine crisis, we’re living through a geopolitical …

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The Iran Nuclear Energy Agreement: Force Again Prevails Over Law

The Israel Lobby and its associated neocon war criminals will block if they can the nuclear energy agreement, worked out by Putin, Iran, and Obama, which has the promise of bringing to an end the US orchestrated crisis over Iran’s development of nuclear energy. As a signatory to the nuclear weapons non-proliferation treaty, which Israel is not, Iran has the …

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Stratfor Founder: Russia “can endure things that would break other nations

Throughout 2014 and into 2015, Russia has been under relentless assault by the Western elite who have engaged in economic, strategic and information warfare in a bid to force regime change in Moscow, a fact that is well documented by this point. What has been less well documented is the ability of the Russian people to withstand such tremendous economic hardships and …