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Show on Global Agriculture and Trade Policy

This show featured noted Indian Journalist P. Sainath and International Program Director of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Karen Hansen-Kuhn. We speak about rural agriculture and poverty and the real effects of globalization and neo-liberal policies. Subsidies and trade policies have led to failing farms around the world and farmers committing suicide in …

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Terror in a Christmas Tree

STARVING AT CHRISTMAS   Naomi Klein reminds us that in this season of consumerism and feasting, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence is on a hunger strike, asking to speak to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper about Native American sovereignty issues in the Idle No More movement. Howard Zinn pointed out that in our own USA, every treaty with every …

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Obama Will Ride to the Rescue… for Republicans

FBI GOES AFTER DISSIDENTS   Alice Hines begins a piece this morning, “According to internal documents newly released by the FBI, the agency spearheaded a nationwide law enforcement effort to investigate and monitor the Occupy Wall Street movement. In certain documents, divisions of the FBI refer to the Occupy Wall Street protests as a ‘criminal activity’ …

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This Christmas, Instead of Giving Gifts, End Torture

LUV News Dec. 23, 2012 by Lisa Simeone Exceptional   We already know that the Obama administration is barely different from the Bush administration, in so many ways that we’ve already listed, many times, at LUV News. What’s amazing is that people still cling to the demonstrably false contention that Obama is “good,” “noble,” “peace-loving,” …

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The People Must Lead the Way to Save the Planet

Dysfunction of government, corruption of U.S. elected officials shows itself on climate change By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Dec. 22, 2012 “The American way of life is not up for negotiation. Period.” President George H. W. Bush, 1992, first Earth Summit in Rio de JaneiroWith the re-election of President Barack Obama in the midst of …

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Is Education a Human Right or a Privilege for the Wealthy?

Over the last 40 years, higher education in the United States has been transformed into a commodity that produces automatons to serve big-finance capitalism, prevents campuses from being a source of societal transformation and creates modern indentured servants through debt slavery. Today, there is over $1 trillion in college debt with graduates entering a job …

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