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Robert Fisk – Life After ISIS

For over 26 years he has made Beirut his primary home as a middle east corespondent for the London Independent newspaper. Robert Fisk is among the most experienced white people reporting on the middle east region of the world to

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Largest mass shooting in US history, Nothing will change

Here we are again. I’ve written about this again and again and I am certain we will revisit this again and again for a long time. Blame will be shifted to the appropriate scapegoats. Hate crimes against Muslims will continue to sky rocket.

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Buck v Bell: A Supreme Court Failure

I have been meaning to post about this disastrous supreme court decision from 1927. Now with the suspension of the constitutional directions for confirming a new supreme court justice, we see how blind justice can be. Part 1: x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLM8dkIsHS0

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The Bernie – Hillary Conundrum

Bernie Sanders first came to my attention in 2002 when he was one of the minority to speak out in opposition to the latest round of what I call blind patriotic fervor. I refer to the resolution giving president W.

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Dearly Departed

I wanted to do an update of people who are important to me, and perhaps to you too, who have moved on recently.   David Bowie: x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-F-nqBDJO8   George Martin: x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT_U50xOQss   Father Daniel Berrigan: x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tIy1mM91-g  

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John Trudell 1946 – 2015

A great Native American activist, author, and poet John Trudell passed away on Tues 12/8/15 from cancer. He was the spokesperson for the United Indians of All Tribes‘ takeover of Alcatraz beginning in 1969, broadcasting as Radio Free Alcatraz. During most of

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World’s richest 10% produce half of carbon emissions

  As the 2015 UN Climate Change conference wraps up in Paris one thing that I have learned is that poorer countries have an uphill battle if they are to lift themselves out of poverty and reduce their carbon emissions.

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An Interview with Roger Baldwin

I wanted to start posting some interviews by the oral historian Studs Terkel that are posted on one of my favorite web sites Internet Archive. Beginning with an interview that Studs did with Roger Baldwin. Baldwin was a founder of the American Civil Liberties

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Would You Harbor A Refugee?

In the 1930’s Jews living in Germany were becoming very uneasy about an ally of the United States and England named Adolf Hitler. His political party was called Nazi. It’s no secret that the Jewish people have been the targets

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Ken Saro-Wiwa

November 10th marked the 20th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa. A Nigerian activist who stood up against corrupt military dictators and the corruption of the Shell Petroleum corporation. He worked to defend the rights of the Ogoni people that

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