MFlowers

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Date registered: December 12, 2012

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  1. Monday, September 8: The Climate Crisis Connects Us — August 28, 2014
  2. Climate Crisis Connects Us, Climate Justice Requires Unity — August 28, 2014
  3. Connecting the Climate Crisis, Wars, Surveillance and More — August 18, 2014
  4. Demilitarizing the Police for Safer Communities — August 13, 2014
  5. Now Is a Critical Moment to Stop Some Scary Global Corporate Deals That Are in the Works — August 10, 2014

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Aug 28

Monday, September 8: The Climate Crisis Connects Us

On Monday, September 8, we will speak with organizers of the New York Climate Convergence, a two day conference just before the People’s Climate March that will focus on discussion of the roots of the climate crisis, obstacles to addressing it and how to build a united movement to put real solutions in place while …

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Aug 28

Climate Crisis Connects Us, Climate Justice Requires Unity

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese Originally published in Popular Resistance Above photo: Activists outside the UN climate change conference (COP17) in Durban, South Africa. Reuters. What do rigged corporate trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Treaty, an international climate agreement to be signed in 2015, have in common? They are both …

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Aug 18

Connecting the Climate Crisis, Wars, Surveillance and More

We spend the hour with Dr. Nafeez Ahmed who is a bestselling author, investigative journalist and international security scholar. He is executive director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development. His newest book is “Zero Point,” a science fiction thriller that “explore[s] the self-defeating hubris of an all-powerful national security state in an era …

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Aug 13

Demilitarizing the Police for Safer Communities

We speak about the increasing militarization of police forces throughout the US. Armed with military equipment including assault rifles and tanks and trained by the military, the police force is treating our streets like a war zone and responding with excessive force to events, particularly when people of color are involved. Our guests, Carl Williams …

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Aug 10

Now Is a Critical Moment to Stop Some Scary Global Corporate Deals That Are in the Works

Solidarity will build the power needed to transform trade so people and planet come before profits. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in Alternet The moment facing the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its sibling the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (known as ‘TAFTA’) and the future approach to trade is reaching a critical stage. …

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Aug 10

The Nuclear Industry is the Problem

We examine the true costs of nuclear energy and whether it is truly necessary as we transition to a sustainable energy economy. Starting in the 1950′s there was a Uranium Rush in the US that dwarfed the Gold Rush and left behind more than ten thousand abandoned uranium mines that continue to pollute the air, land …

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Jul 26

Why People Are Organizing to End U.S. Empire

The U.S. empire economy no longer serves us — as it fades, we must choose our path forward. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in Alternet World history is filled with empires, e.g. the Roman and Byzantine empires, the European colonial empires, various ancient Iranian empires, the Arab Caliphate and Ottoman Empire, the …

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Jul 24

United States Empire Stretching Itself Too Thin

We speak about the expanding US Empire. The United States is the largest empire in the history of the world with over 1,000 bases and outposts around the world compared to the 37 bases of the British Empire at its peak. Despite our military being stretched thin and the military budget causing austerity to social …

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Jul 20

US Empire Reaches Breaking Point – Time To End It

The people of the United States must work to end the interventionist violence of the U.S. Empire. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in Alternet.org This is Part I of a two part series on American Empire. Part II will focus on the Empire Economy and how it is failing to work for …

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Jul 14

Crowdsourcing Our Way Out of the Crisis of Democracy

Repeatedly the people of the United States are shown how anti-democratic the government really is. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in Alternet More Americans are fed up with the phony democracy that exists in the United States. Across the nation people are engaged in democracy rebellions as many re-examine the nation’s roots, …

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