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Ralph Nader, Niall Ferguson, Charles Murray, Lewis Lapham: Class Warfare in America — Inequality and the 1%

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with Ralph Nader

Occupy Wall Street - 11/3/11 - 006

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Nader, Ferguson, Murray, and Lapham debate social inequality, the growing class divide, income disparities, economic inequality, the 99%, and the 1%—covering public policy, corporate America, and education reform.

Panel discussion from the 2012 Siebel Scholars Conference on Class Warfare in America moderated by Michael Krasny, featuring panelists:
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Gareth Porter: Will the US Negotiate State to State with Iran? + Divisions Over Iran Strike in Israeli Leadership Revealed

Chicago Anti-War Protest

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Updated: added another video report and article Nov. 12, 2012

with Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
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Nov. 11, 2012

Nov 11, 2012 by

Gareth Porter: The US has rebuffed several attempts by Iran to negotiate a resolution to the standoff, Obama appears committed to harsh sanctions.
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Michael Hudson: Lower wages and Grab-it-a-zation

with Michael Hudson
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November 9, 2012

Occupy Greek solidarity

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Michael Hudson’s talk at the joint seminar on “Modern Monetary Theory” and “Monetary Circuit Theory” held at the Fields Institute on Tuesday July 3rd.

Outlining his model at Canada’s Fields Institute, the world’s leading mathematical institute. At the meeting with Steve Keen, Stephanie Kelton,Nathan Tankus et al.

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Michael Hudson’s talk at the joint seminar on “Modern Monetary Theory” and “Monetary Circuit Theory” held at the Fields Institute on Tuesday July 3rd.

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Bahrain is being sucked into a downward spiral of repression and dirty tricks by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
Nov. 10, 2012

Procession begins

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The US-backed Bahraini regime is becoming increasingly desperate to suppress the pro-democracy movement and to cling on to power. We know this because it is stepping up repression and dirty tricks.

More than 20 months of continuous demonstrations across the Persian Gulf island state have not been deterred by state terrorism and repression. The mainly Shia population keeps coming out on to the streets, in even greater numbers, demanding the downfall of the unelected Sunni monarchy – despite systematic, gratuitous murder, imprisonment and torture by Western and Saudi-backed regime forces.

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Bitter Seeds (no longer available)

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Biotechnology is changing the way farming is done all over the world. Advocates believe the “New Green Revolution” is the only way to provide sufficient food for the world’s growing population while opponents raise environmental concerns and fear that GMOs drive small-scale farmers off the land. Bitter Seeds explores the controversy — from a village in India that uses genetically modified seeds to U.S. government agencies that promote them.

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Obama Wins For Whom? by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
Featured Writer
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As published in Counterpunch
November 9, 2012


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The Democrats could not have won so handily without the Citizens United ruling. That is what enabled the Koch Brothers to spend their billions to support right-wing candidates that barked and growled like sheep dogs to give voters little civilized option but to vote for “the lesser evil.” This will be President Obama’s epitaph for future historians. Orchestrating the election like a World Wrestling Federation melodrama, the Tea Party’s sponsors threw billions of dollars into the campaign to cast the President’s party in the role of “good cop” against stereotyped opponents attacking women’s rights, Hispanics and nearly every other hyphenated-American interest group.

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The Political Trial of a Caring Man and the End of Justice in America by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Global Research
November 7, 2012

I will never remain a refugee!

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In 1999, I travelled to Iraq with Denis Halliday who had resigned as assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations rather than enforce a punitive UN embargo on Iraq. Devised and policed by the United States and Britain, the extreme suffering caused by these “sanctions” included, according to Unicef, the deaths of half a million Iraqi infants under the age of five.

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