1

JOSEPH A. P. WILSON – DECODING SCALIA’S SECRET HUNTING SOCIETY, FROM JÄGERMEISTER TO MEDIEVAL HERESY TO BUDDHIST LEGEND

The media is abuzz this week with the revelation that Justice Antonin Scalia died while on a hunting expedition with several prominent members of a 300-year-old Bohemian secret society, the Order of St. Hubertus. The owner of the hunting lodge where he passed away is a prominent member of this order, as was Scalia’s traveling companion. The order’s motto “Deum Diligite …

1

Paul Craig Roberts – The Public Is Being Looted By Privatization And Deregulation

The privatization movement and the deregulation movement have turned out to be failures. Privatization in Britain under the Thatcher government had its origin in the belief that the absence of incentivized managers and shareholders with a stake in the bottom line resulted in nationalized companies operating inefficiently, with their losses covered by government like the big private banks’ losses today. …

1

Glenn Greenwald – The Deceptive Debate Over What Causes Terrorism Against the West

Ever since members of the U.K. Labour Party in September elected Jeremy Corbyn as party leader by a landslide, British political and media elites have acted as though their stately manors have been invaded by hordes of gauche, marauding serfs. They have waged a relentless and undisguised war to undermine Corbyn in every way possible, and that includes — first and foremost …

1

Can we define terror, or should we let terrorism define us?

In May 2013, the renowned International Institute for Counter Terrorism, the ICT, held a global workshop of legal scholars, experts, analysts, in order to work toward an international definition of terrorism. Without exception, all panelists worked against the effort led by Dr. Boaz Ganor. In his closing remarks, he lamented the frustrating and sterile experience. “We will never reach the level of counter …

1

Economic Update – Capitalism vs Democratic Socialism – 10.25.15

Updates on monster merger in beer, buying the US presidency, homeless in Hawaii, Canada’s election results. Response to listener’s question on relation of individualism to capitalism and socialism. Major discussion of history of socialism vs capitalism with focus on specific place of democratic socialism.

1

Lauren McCauley – With Message of ‘Hope,’ Liberal Party Sweeps Canadian Election

The Liberal Party led by Justin Trudeau on Monday won an decisive majority in Parliament. According to Elections Canada, the center-left party won 184 electoral districts, followed by the Conservative Party of sitting Prime Minister Stephen Harper with 99, and the leftist New Democratic Party, which won 44. During his victory speech, Trudeau, the son of the late former Prime …

1

Dr. Pamela D. Palmater – Canada Is in a Crisis of Epic Proportions

Indigenous peoples, the environment and basic human rights and freedoms have all been sacrificed under Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government. It is critical to vote Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his ruling Conservative Party out of office on Monday. Canada is in a crisis of epic proportions and if Canadians don’t take action soon, the damage could soon be irreversible. …

1

Meg Borthwick – The truth about the Harper government will scare you right to the polls!

Want to know what the real legacy of the Harper government is? Look no further than Canada After Harper [9]. Edited by veteran journalist and contributor Ed Finn, Canada After Harper is a collection of essays by such notable Canadians as Maude Barlow, David Suzuki and Linda McQuaig that essentially outline all the ways in which, as Finn points out …

1

Nature Bats Last – 09.15.15

On this episode of NBL we are joined today by Dr. Christopher Shaw. Chris is visiting fellow in the field of science and policy research at the University of Sussex. He is interested in building a more participatory process for deliberating on climate policy.

1

Lindsay German – Longtime Iraq War Opponent Jeremy Corbyn Has War Criminal Tony Blair Running Scared

Labour leadership frontrunner Corbyn has the advantage over many of his detractors in that he always opposed the Iraq war, and the War on Terror Longtime Iraq War Oppo Running scared. That is the only explanation for the increasingly desperate and angry denunciations from the right wing of the UK’s Labour Party, as Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign looks more …