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Economic Update – Employees vs Employers: Endless Tensions – 04.29.18

Updates on German workers who elect almost half of corporate boards of directors, major US corporations with negative tax rates, Kentucky governor maneuvers against black-lung victims, involuntary part-time employment, epidemic of US evictions, and dangerous long-term use of anti-depressant drugs. Major discussions of economics of socialism and of phony claims of ‘no money’ by state leaders (example: Connecticut). Download this …

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Economic Update – “Economic/social costs of Prisons” – 01.15.17

“Updates on people forming coops in Detroit and Fridley, Minn; VW’s guilty plea and Cuomo’s fake numbers; real reason for repeal of Obamacare; highest paid execs in US. Interview with Dr. Kimberly Westcott on the history, economics, and social costs of the US prison system.”

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CHRIS BROOKS – Class War by Other Means

In 2008, the governments of the city of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, the state of Tennessee, and the United States all collaborated to provide Volkswagen (VW) with a $577 million subsidy package, the largest taxpayer handout ever given to a foreign-headquartered automaker in U.S. history. The bulk of the subsidy package, $554 million, came from local and state sources. The federal …

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Pete Dickinson – WHY CAN’T CAPITALISM GO GREEN?

The colossal fraud by Volkswagen, the world’s second-biggest vehicle manufacturer, sums up the capitalist system’s approach to the environment. VW rigged vehicle emissions tests worldwide to boost short-term profit. And the EU took no action – pressured by governments backing their own automotive industries. No matter that thousands of people die of diseases directly linked to this pollution, or that …

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Katherine Paul & Ronnie Cummins – Dozens of Nations Back Regenerative Farming Initiative That Can Help Solve Global Warming

France, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the U.K., Germany and Mexico are among more than two dozen countries that have signed on to an agreement that one day may be recognized as the most significant climate initiative in history. France’s 4/1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate [4] puts regenerative food and farming front and center in the climate solutions …

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Ellen Brown – Reinventing Banking: From Russia to Iceland to Ecuador

Global developments in finance and geopolitics are prompting a rethinking of the structure of banking and of the nature of money itself. Among other interesting news items: In Russia, vulnerability to Western sanctions has led to proposals for a banking system that is not only independent of the West but is based on different design principles. In Iceland, the booms …

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Jay Syrmopoulos – 10 Biggest Wall St. Banks Now Facing Legal Action for Price Fixing $320 Trillion Derivative Market

New York, NY – A class action lawsuit, filed last week, accuses two trading platforms and ten of Wall Street’s largest megabanks of conspiring to stifle competition in the $320 trillion dollar derivatives market for interest rate swaps. The lawsuit claims the banks “have been able to extract billions of dollars in monopoly rents, year after year, from the class …

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‘Huge Error’: Former US Military Chief Admits Iraq Invasion Spawned ISIS

The U.S. is poised to repeat all the same mistakes in Syria that it made in Iraq after 9/11, says former head of Defense Intelligence Agency  The 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq fueled the creation of the Islamic State (ISIS) today and must serve as a warning against similar rash military intervention in Syria, a former U.S. intelligence chief said …

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VALERIE BROWN AND ELIZABETH GROSSMAN – Why the United States Leaves Deadly Chemicals on the Market

A 6-month investigation finds that the revolving door between government and the chemical industry has led the EPA to rely on easily manipulated research. The result? Toxic substances remain in everyday products. Scientists are trained to express themselves rationally. They avoid personal attacks when they disagree. But some scientific arguments become so polarized that tempers fray. There may even be …

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Fearless Parent Radio – Vaccine Exemption Rights in Schools – 11.04.15

All fifty states provide for medical exemptions to mandatory vaccination for day care and school admission. Forty-eight offer a religious exemption and 20 have a personal belief or philosophical opt-out provision…

Until July 1, 2016, anyway… when SB277 takes effect and California joins Mississippi and West Virginia as the three states in this country to deny the option for a parent-directed vaccine exemption.

More states may follow California’s lead; they are surely trying.

On the heels of this legislative offensive and irrespective of state statutes, schools across the country have been putting the pressure on parents this fall.

Can a school choose not to follow state law?
Can a school exclude a child based on vaccination status?
Do I have to explain my religious beliefs to obtain an exemption? Is this constitutional?
What happens when a private day care or school won’t honor a religious vaccine exemption?
What can we do to protect our rights?