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Project Censored – 09.06.16

Peter Phillips and guest co-host Michael Levitan spend the hour with Brian Wilson, the peace activist who survived
being run over by a munitions train during a demonstration at a California naval base 29 years ago. Wilson recounts
his transformation from Vietnam-War hawk to veteran to antiwar organizer, and also explains the connections between
the peace movement and the environmental movement. Also on the program is film-maker Bo Boudart, who produced
and directed a new documentary about Brian Wilson, “Paying the Price for Peace.”

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Nadia Prupis – Humanity Just Ate Through Planet’s Annual Resource Budget Faster Than Ever

Earth Overshoot Day—the day on which people worldwide have officially used up more natural resources like air, food, and water than the planet can regenerate in a year—has come early. The 2016 threshold was hit on Monday, making it the fastest pace yet, according to a new report by the Global Footprint Network, which measures the dubious milestone every year. That’s …

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iEat Green – Elise Golan – 06.16.16

Elise H. Golan is the Director for Sustainable Development for USDA. In this role, she provides leadership in planning, coordinating, and analyzing the Department’s various policies, programs and activities that impact and relate to sustainable agricultural, natural resource, and community development including food security.

Prior to this position, Elise served as the Associate Director of the Food Economics Division at the Economic Research Service, USDA. She received her Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of California at Berkeley and completed a post-doctorate fellowship focusing on environmental economics at the University of Haifa, Israel. Before joining USDA, Elise did consulting work for, among others, the World Bank, the International Labour Organization, and the California Department of Finance. She served as a senior staff economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1998-99.

Dr. Golan’s research has spanned a wide range of sustainability issues, including land tenure and sustainable land management in the Sahel and West Africa; rice-straw burning and sustainable land management in California; regional and U.S. food-system modeling; food labeling and market development; food access, affordability, and security; and the distributional consequences of food policy.

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Catherine J. Frompovich – There’s A Plan For Human Population Control – Is It Vaccines?

Is there a concentrated plan actively in place to reduce the human population on Planet Earth?  What a question to ask! However, according to a March 2016 paper by Kevin Galalae published in the journal Epidemiology: Open Access titled “Turning Nature against Man: The Role of Pandemics, Vaccines and Genetics in the UN’s Plan to Halt Population Growth” [1], Galalae sets out …

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Global warming will drive vast, unpredictable shift in natural wealth

Many studies have shown that critical natural resources, including fish stocks, are moving poleward as the planet warms. A new Yale-led study suggests that these biophysical changes are also reallocating global wealth in unpredictable, and potentially destabilizing, ways. On its surface, these biophysical movements will shift resources from communities and nations closer to the equator into places closer to the …

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Prof. James Petras – Imperialism and Capitalism: Rethinking an Intimate Relationship

he literature on imperialism suffers from a fundamental confusion about the relationship between capitalism and imperialism. The aim of this paper is to remove this confusion. The paper is organised in three parts. In Part I we state our own position of the capitalism-imperialism relation. In part II we discuss some major points at issue in the Marxist debate on …

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Nick Beams – The rot at the heart of the American economy

Amid continued economic stagnation in Europe, with euro zone output still below the level of 2007, and decelerating growth in China and the so-called emerging markets, the United States is sometimes held up as a “bright spot” in the global capitalist economy. But more than six years since the official trough of the Great Recession in the second quarter of …

What Is Your Vision of a Just and Climate-Stable 2050? – Lindsey Allen

Last week, thousands of people came to Seattle — on foot and by kayak — and put their bodies on the line to say “Shell No” to arctic drilling. Like many climate activists who couldn’t be there in person, I watched the events unfold on Twitter on the edge of my seat. Seeing hundreds of people stand up to a …