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Keeping Democracy Alive – Pity the Poor Petro Nations//Fixing Medicare – 07.03.16

They used to be on top of the world. Remember the mighty OPEC countries? With the fall of the price of oil, countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Venezuela are reeling. Professor Michael Klare looks at the nightmares unfolding and how we’ll be affected. And on part two, Doctor Andy Lazris talks about his new book Curing Medicare. As is so often the case, bringing democracy to the process would be a needed shot in the arm.

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Clearing The Fog – Escalating the Resistance to Fossil Fuels – 05.24.16

May has been a month of escalated resistance to fossil fuel industries and a call for a rapid transition to clean renewable sources of energy. The month began with Break Free: two weeks of direct action targeting coal, oil and gas around the world. That was followed by a week of action called the Rubber Stamp Rebellion protesting the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its approval of new fossil fuel infrastructure without adequate consideration of the impacts new projects will have on the health and safety of communities, harm to the environment or worsening of the climate crisis. We speak with three advocates who are working to stop dangerous fossil fuel projects.

The Hidden Hand- Who Controls The World?

by, Gary Null     The word “conspiracy” has lost its meaning and credibility in the American lexicon. Rarely is it ever used by mainstream media, professional associations and think tanks, and official federal public relations and propaganda in its original, constructive context to implicate wrongdoing and corruption. When “conspiracy” is heard, it is almost always pejorative, a word of …

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Political Analysis – 04.16.15

Segment one featured Sydney Brownstone, a reporter for The Stranger, Seattle’s only newspaper, an alt-weekly and a Pulitzer Prize-winning publication. Brownstone talked about her latest reporting on the oil-by-rail legal battle pitting the Swinowish Tribe vs. Warren Buffett’s rail company giant BNSF Railway, as well as her prolific reporting on the battle over Shell’s movement to use Seattle’s port to store its tankers and accessories there as it awaits an opportunity to tap oil in the Arctic.

Segment two featured Adam Brown and Jason Reid, Director and Producer respectively of the documentary Sonicsgate, which covers the business wheeling and dealing that forced the Seattle SuperSonics to move from Seattle to become the Oklahoma City Thunder.