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Warrior Connection- 07.09.17

The July 9th edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion Dr Ann Lopex, with Professor and Director of the Farm Workers institute about the health and environmental effects of pesticides on farm workers, children, and all.  It is extremely clear and frightening how pesticides have infiltrated our diet with horrific effects, The effects on warriors going bsck to the Vietnam War and …

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This Can’t Be Happening – 04.05.17

Guest Michael Uhl, author, peace activist with Veterans for Peace, and a Vietnam combat veteran draftee who turned critic of the war anf became, in Noam Chomsky’s words, “One of the most prominent figures of the veteran’s resistance movement that played a crucial role in bringing to the American people the shocking reality of the Vietnam War,” talks with host Dave Lindorff about a visit he made to a meeting of Vietnam vets organized in Maine as part of a nationwide, decade-long Pentagon campaign to revise and prettify the history of the Vietnam War.

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LOUIS PROYECT – The Descent of the Left Press: From IF Stone to The Nation

Just about fifty years ago when I was becoming politicized around the war in Vietnam, I began searching desperately for information and analysis that could explain why this senseless war was taking place. After taking out a subscription to I.F. Stone’s Weekly that an old friend had recommended, the scales began to fall from my eyes. Isidor Feinstein Stone, who …

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Global sea levels are rising fast, so where does that leave the cities most at risk?

Current projections of global average sea level rise are now expected to double by 2100, which would be severely damaging – if not disastrous – for many of theworld’s coastal cities, from Ho Chi Minh City and Mumbai to New Orleans and Miami. Yet the upcoming United Nations conference on sustainable urban development,Habitat III, is unlikely to create the international …

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Economic Update – Economics and Red States: Arlie Hochschild – 10.09.16

Updates on US workers’ productivity rising while wages flat since 2009, US corps evading taxes, Gallup Poll on poor US job picture, wealth of billionaires enough, if redistributed, to change global economic conditions, rising corp debt problem. Major discussions of (1) ways and means of providing capital to worker coops, and (2) why technical “progress” excites capitalists and worries workers: the problem is capitalism.

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Alternative Visions – US Incomes And Pre-Election Hype About Economic Recovery – 09.16.16

Jack takes on recent reports from private and government sources this past week that US incomes and the economy are finally recovering. Taking issue with Paul Krugman’s column today, ‘Trickle Up Economics’, hyping the reports, Jack cites and explains contrary data that show the reports and Krugman punditry are questionable. Alternative sources, like the Gallup Poll, show 87% of US population surveyed consider the economy poor or getting worse. Other sources show the doubling of death rates from drugs, suicide, and alcohol for the 25-64 age group—Trump’s target voters in key swing states. Jack discusses data showing Trump now leads in key swing states, Ohio and Florida, where incomes remain down as much as 10%, as well as in other swing states. Why Clinton’s campaign is trying to reorient to the 25-64 group and millennials—too little too late. The show concludes with Jack repeating his prediction of US recession in 2017-18, and predicting post-election policies of more business tax cuts, infrastructure spending, TPP, and Fed interest rate hikes are coming.

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William Boardman – US Cluster Bombs Kill Children for Decades in Laos, and Now Yemen

Does anyone think America is accountable for its own actions? he preposterous ironies of President Obama’s unapologetic visit to Laos on September 6 have not yet generated the attention they deserve, but they provide an excellent measure of the self-righteousness of the monstrous continuity of American violence inflicted on the world from Viet Nam in the 1950s to Yemen more than sixty years later. …