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Leid Stories—Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis Deeply Rooted in Imperialism—05.17.17

A federal court in San Juan, Puerto Rico, today will consider the views of the island’s government, lawmakers and creditors on developing bankruptcy-like plans to deal with a $72-billion debt load and to cover a looming $50-billion shortfall in pension obligations. The hearing, coming more than two years after Puerto Rico’s debt alarm was sounded, won’t finalize anything; rather, it …

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Resistance Radio – Sakej Ward – 09.04.16

Sakej (James Ward) belongs to the wolf clan. He is Mi’kmaw (Mi’kmaq Nation) from the community of Esgenoopetitj (Burnt Church First Nation, New Brunswick). He is the father of nine children, four grandchildren. He resides in Shxw’owhamel First Nation, B.C. with his wife Melody Andrews and their children. He is a veteran of both the Canadian and American militaries. He finished his military career at the rank of Sergeant in an elite Airborne unit. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations and a Master’s of Arts Degree in Indigenous Governance. Sakej has a long history of advocating and protecting First Nations inherent responsibilities and freedoms, having spent the last 24 years fighting the government and industry. Having taught, organized, advised and led various warrior societies from all over Turtle Island down into Guatemala and Borike (Puerto Rico) Sakej has made warrior-hood his way of life. He has been on over a dozen warrior operations and countless protest actions. He dedicates all his time to developing warrior teachings and instructing warrior societies from all over.

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Economic Update – “Puerto Rico’s Crisis is Systemic” – 09.04.16

“US income inequality vs rest of world, Europe exposes Apple Corp’s tax evasion; TTP and TTIP face rising opposition; even Martin Wolf sees capitalism’s contradiction with democracy. Interview with Prof Ian Seda on Puerto Rico’s economic/colonial crisis.” Download this episode (right click and save)

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Dr. Binoy Kampmark – Washington’s Zika Vaccination Ploy

Should you fear receiving the needle from a stranger?  Yes.  Should you fear receiving it from a person you know all too well as a historical abuser?  Even more so.  Empires do it, states do it, and even local agencies do it.  Let’s all, as it were, vaccinate for all in this perverted paraphrasing of the Cole Porter song, the …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Heading for the Exits – 07.06.16

BREXIT, FREXIT, GREXIT – where’s everybody going? The recent vote in the United Kingdom to get out of the European Union is a telling example of how ill-served citizens in the political/financial union are feeling about their status. Such feeling suggests the potential for contagion with other European nations souring on the control of the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels. Ellen talks with a noted international observer Stephen Lendman about this vote and the politics that led up to it and are now playing out.

Matt Stannard reports on another political stage, in NC, where money for local infrastructure depends on compliance with onerous immigration policies. And our What Wall Street Costs America report focuses on the tragic human costs inflicted on Puerto Rico by American hedge funds.

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Martin Guzman – Wall Street’s worst vulture hedge funds are making a killing by undermining the global economy

Recently, a resonant legal victory of hedge funds over Argentina has captured the attention of the global community. The hedge funds in this case aren’t run of the mill investment shops, however. Popularly known as vulture funds, their modus operandi is to buy up the debt of countries suffering crises at bargain prices, only to fiercely litigate with them afterwards. They …

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Heart of Mind Radio – 05.06.16

Heart Of Mind Radio May 5th 2016 Show Description

Guests on Today’s Heart Of Mind Radio are participating in upcoming event:

In Celebration of

Mother Earth and all the Mothers of the World.

Sunday May 8th, 3:00–5:00 PM

At The Commons Brooklyn, 388 Atlantic Ave

(Between Bond & Hoyt St.)

Presented by

Heart Of Mind Radio and CUBRAITI INC,

Rosse Taveras Saint Louis is the Founder and President of educational cultural arts non profit organization, CUBRAITI, Inc.

CUBRAITI, Inc was founded in New York City in 2003 and has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Since its inception Cubraiti, Inc. has partnered with numerous arts, educational and cultural organizations creating Cultural –arts, dance curriculums.

Rosse T. Saint Louis has researched oral histories and sacred African Diaspora dance traditions throughout the Americas. She received a Masters Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Comparative Education and Anthropology. She has traveled to Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Haiti, Africa and Dominican Republic choreographing, directing, lecturing, researching and performing. She is the recipient of the Teacher’s College, Office of the President, Diversity and Community Award and a New School Multicultural Diversity Award and is a Fulbright Fellow. She performed at the International Fulbright Alumni committee in Brasilia, Brazil and at the International Black Heritage Festival in Lagos, Nigeria Africa.

She is a educator, performing artists and writer, currently living in New York City. Contact: Cubraiti@outlook.com Website: http://www.cubraiti.org/

Legendary veteran percussionist Leopoldo F. Fleming, well known as a versatile and sensitive accompanist and soloist on multiple percussion instruments with such talents as Miriam Makeba, Nina Simont, Randy Weston, Harry Belafonte, Eartha Kitt, Lonnie Liston Smith, Archie Shepp, and the Boys Choir of Harlem. Leopoldo worked and toured with the who-is-who of the international jazz scene during the last 50 years.

Keven Nathaniel – a visionary musician who, with the voice and ancient African instruments, channels sound as a universal healing force. Together, breathing rhythms to the beat of our synchronized hearts, Keven Nathaniel resonates songs of unity and the “big picture” of love in the grooviest ways possible. A long-time devotee of mbira, drum, dance, song, meditation, and yoga; a world-raveled “urban Shaman” who shares musical medicine for the ancient, the now, and the beyond, Keven Nathaniel shares a fresh, deep experience of the beauty of sound.

SAINT a/k/a Young Buffett is a Brooklyn-born emcee who has quickly established himself as one of the most lyrically-gifted & insightful new hip hop artist to emerge in the last two decades.

Saint is an inspirational emcee with a strong message of hope and displays amazing versatility while addressing social issues and personal growth. His first music purchase was a hit single titled, “Wooha,” by Busta Rhymes. Later on, he caught the attention of legendary hip hop producers Dj Premier & Dj Clark Kent respectively. Saint has earned his stripes performing & dominating countless clubs, showcases, open mics, rap battles & more.

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Economic Update – Worker Coops: Why and How – 04.03.16

Updates on China’s rising wages, lethal overdoses and economic crisis, courts worsen Puerto Rico’s crisis, moving jobs to Mexico, and Florida governor tries to help Yale evade taxes. Major discussions of minimum wage debates, workers without college degrees, and workers coops as key to doing better than capitalism.

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Economic Update – Capitalism is the Problem – 02.21.16

Updates on Bloomberg’s money, negative interest rates, the oil market, Puerto Rico’s cruel sales tax, Fed Reserve governor supports breaking up banks ‘too big to fail,’ and Apple borrows despite its huge cash hoard. Response to listeners: converting capitalist into worker coop type enterprises. Major discussion: three alternative responses to the huge problems of capitalism today.