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These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions Can Shatter the Mythology that Sanctifies U.S. Imperialism
Matt McKenna: 1. Does the United States Actually Oppose the Behaviors It Claims to Oppose? ... In 2018, the United States bombed Syria over the (highly disputed) claims that the government of Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons within the context of the Syrian civil war. ... Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administration’s use of Agent Orange in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s. ... 2. Does the United States Seek Peace? ... the United States has been at war in all but 11 years of its 245-year existence. Far from defensive violence, nearly all of these wars have been aggressive wars of choice. ... 3. Does the United States Care about Democracy? ... the United States currently provides arms to 73% of the world’s dictatorships... Visit Website ]
Jul 26, 2021, 1:12pm

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Urban mining: when communities reject the throwaway economy
Mauro Anastasio: A growing number of communities across Europe are speeding up the shift to more resilient economies and supply chains, rethinking the way we create, use, and dispose of our everyday products. ... This is the story of Maakfabriek, a Belgian creative lab and community of upcyclers extracting precious resources from urban waste and giving products a second life. ... Going beyond recycling, the mission of communities like Maakfabriek is to add value to urban waste, sharing tools and ideas to give goods like discarded furniture and broken electronics a new life. ... Known as urban mining, this practice is becoming increasingly popular in a society that’s running out of raw materials and strives to find a sustainable alternative to conventional, destructive mining... Visit Website ]
Jul 16, 2021, 12:54pm

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Revealed, The True Extent of America's Food Monopolies & Who Pays The Price
Nina Lakhani, Aliya Uteuova, Alvin Chang, The Guardian, UK: Investigation shows scale of big food corporations' market dominance and political power ... A handful of powerful companies control the majority market share of almost 80% of dozens of grocery items bought regularly by ordinary Americans ... In fact, a few powerful transnational companies dominate every link of the food supply chain: from seeds and fertilizers to slaughterhouses and supermarkets to cereals and beers. ... the size and influence of these mega-companies enables them to largely dictate what America’s 2 million farmers grow and how much they are paid, as well as what consumers eat and how much our groceries cost ... It also means those who harvest, pack and sell us our food have the least power... Visit Website ]
Jul 14, 2021, 11:31am

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Why America Can't Have “Nice Things”
Thom Hartmann: So, if the majority of Americans want Scandinavian/European healthcare, schools, unions, wages and taxes-on-the-rich, why don’t we have these things? ... The answer is actually pretty straightforward: “Conservative” billionaires and the Supreme Court they created. ... Conservative billionaires, who know if we can all vote we’ll soon raise their taxes and give ourselves healthcare, education and good pay, are funding voter suppression efforts in every state in the union as well as challenging voting rights at the Supreme Court. ... Americans deserve better,.. Visit Website ]
Jul 11, 2021, 3:02pm

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What Critical Race Theory Is—and What It Isn’t
David Miguel Gray: Critical race theory is a field of intellectual inquiry that demonstrates the legal codification of racism in America. ... Through the study of law and U.S. history, it attempts to reveal how racial oppression shaped the legal fabric of the U.S. critical race theory is traditionally less concerned with how racism manifests itself in interactions with individuals and more concerned with how racism has been, and is, codified into the law. ... A few beliefs are commonly held by most critical race theorists. ... First, race is not fundamentally or essentially a matter of biology, but rather a social construct... Visit Website ]
Jul 7, 2021, 2:28pm

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China and Russia Quiet about US Past Genocides and Ongoing Genocide in the Middle East and Africa
Jay Janson: Let’s begin with acknowledging that officials of the United States of America, its military, its clandestine operating CIA, and personnel within its criminal media cartel have been committing crimes against humanity free of any worry or concern of prosecution. ... Let us also acknowledge that though there is relatively free speech throughout most of the world, no one seems to ever be talking about the multitude of legally prosecutable monstrous crimes against humanity committed by Americans with impunity, many of which involve the death of millions of innocent men, women and children... Visit Website ]
Jun 30, 2021, 12:29pm

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When a President Lies
David Rosen: Joe Biden - Let’s get this straight: How would it be if the United States were viewed by the rest of the world as interfering with the elections directly of other countries, and everybody knew it? ... Sadly, Biden was lying, whether intentionally or out of false claim of ignorance. ... Wikipedia identifies 77 “U.S. involvement[s] in regime change” from the late-19th century through the 2010s ... In a 2013 study, Foreign Policy magazine detailed seven CIA orchestrated coups in the post-WW-II era... Visit Website ]
Jun 24, 2021, 12:38pm

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There is More to BlackRock Than You Might Imagine
F. William Engdahl: A virtually unregulated investment firm today exercises more political and financial influence than the Federal Reserve and most governments on this planet. The firm, BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, invests a staggering $9 trillion in client funds worldwide, a sum more than double the annual GDP of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... This colossus sits atop the pyramid of world corporate ownership, including in China ... Since 1988 the company has put itself in a position to de facto control the Federal Reserve, most Wall Street mega-banks, including Goldman Sachs, the Davos World Economic Forum Great Reset, the Biden Administration... Visit Website ]
Jun 19, 2021, 1:45pm

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Tupac Shakur Would Have Turned 50 Today–If He Hadn’t Threatened Deal Between Drug Traffickers and U.S. Banks Making Billions Laundering CIA Drug Money
John Potash: On June 16, 2021, the late rap icon Tupac Shakur would have turned 50 had he survived a still unsolved drive-by shooting in Las Vegas 25 years ago. Few knew that behind his “gangsta rap” façade, Tupac was an activist leader who worked to counter CIA drug trafficking through street gangs. ... Tupac did this with his Black Panther-extended family and others. Evidence supports that this and Tupac’s accumulating influence contributed to U.S. intelligence’s murderous targeting of him, his Panther family, and activist-converted gang leaders... Visit Website ]
Jun 16, 2021, 12:40pm

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The High Cost of Lithium Mining for Indigenous Communities
Maya L. Kapoor: The mining company (USA Lithium Ltd., which has since been acquired by Hawkstone Mining Ltd.) hadn’t told the Hualapai Tribe it was searching for lithium on nearby Bureau of Land Management lands. ... This summer, Hawkstone plans to triple its exploratory drilling, almost encircling Canyon Ranch and the springs it protects. ... Hawkstone hopes to break ground on an open-pit mine and dig an underground slurry to pipe the ore about 50 miles .... As things stand, state and federal agencies may permit irreversible damage with little input from affected Indigenous communities... Visit Website ]
Jun 14, 2021, 3:02pm

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Treaties offer new aid in environmental fights
Mary Annette Pember: Century-old treaties are increasingly being used to fight climate change and environmental issues for everyone, not just tribes. ... Native treaty rights are becoming powerful tools for protecting the environment against government mismanagement and destructive private industries, as worldwide efforts intensify to halt climate change and protect the environment ... With the right to hunt, fish and gather on lands ceded to the federal government, treaties also offer growing leverage on state and federal governments to ensure the health of the habitats upon which those rights were granted... Visit Website ]
Jun 6, 2021, 3:13pm

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The Nuclearization of Space
Karl Grossman: “More than sixty years after the U.S. began serious studies into nuclear propulsion for space travel, NASA is taking the first steps on a new path to develop nuclear-powered engines for crewed missions to Mars by the end of the next decade” ... They translate to “high-risk for those of us on Earth below as nuclear reactors are launched on rockets that blow up from time to time,” ... It would be the right time for inquiring people to raise questions, challenge untested assumptions, and warm an unsuspecting public about the dangers of the nuclearization of the heavens.”... Visit Website ]
Jun 3, 2021, 12:18pm

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Rules Of Engagement When Interacting With The Police (Constitutional Q&A)
Rutherford Institute: You have the right under the First Amendment to ask questions and express yourself. You have the right under the Fourth Amendment to not have your person or your property searched by police or any government agent unless they have a search warrant authorizing them to do so. You have the right under the Fifth Amendment to remain silent, to not incriminate yourself and to request an attorney... Visit Website ]
May 26, 2021, 11:24am

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U.S. Cyber Army Revelations Make Mockery of Accusations against Russia
American publication Newsweek reported this week on revelations of a massive U.S. military effort to control and influence the internet including social media. ... What it found is the existence of a “secret cyber army” within the regular U.S. armed forces numbering 60,000 personnel with an operational budget of $900 million a year. The cyber army operates domestically and overseas. ... But what is eye-opening is the vast scale of the Pentagon’s cyberwarfare which is conducted against its own population as well as foreign nations... Visit Website ]
May 21, 2021, 2:21pm

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How corporations buy—and sell—food made with prison labor
H. Claire Brown: In 2011, Leprino Foods, the $3 billion company that supplies all the mozzarella to Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, and Domino’s pizza chains, lost its buffalo milk supplier in India. ... Water buffalo milk isn’t easy to find in the United States ... But Leprino was in luck: One of its existing suppliers, which soon became one of the largest buffalo dairies in the United States, agreed to step in, and the milk began to flow. ... Where was Bacio, its premium mozzarella getting the buffalo milk ... Leprino was the only buyer of Colorado Correctional Industries’ buffalo milk between 2017 and 2020, purchasing more than 600 tons at an average price of $1.19 per pound.. Visit Website ]
May 19, 2021, 3:33pm


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