Bob Avakian: Emmett Till and Jim Crow: Black people lived under a death sentence + In the 1960s, it was like the dam finally burst (2003)

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Revolution Talk
August 29, 2009

Emmett Till and Jim Crow: “Black people lived under a death sentence” – clip from “Revolution: Why It’s Necessary, Why It’s Possible, What It’s All About, a film of a talk by Bob Avakian” given in 2003 in the United States.

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Michael Pollan on “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual” + Food, Inc.

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Feb. 8, 2010

Michael Pollan, the author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, discusses the link between healthcare and diet, the dangers of processed foods, the power of the meat industry lobby, the “nutritional-industrial complex,” the impact industrial agriculture has on global warming, and his sixty-four rules for eating. “The markets are full of what I call edible food-like substances that you have to avoid,” says Michael Pollan. “So a lot of the rules are to help you, you know, navigate that now very treacherous landscape of the American supermarket.” Today we air an excerpt of the Oscar-nominated documentary Food, Inc. and then spend the rest of the show with Michael Pollan. [includes rush transcript]

via Michael Pollan on “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual”

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Rep. John Murtha dead at 77

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Sincere condolences and sympathies to John Murtha’s family and friends.
Feb 8, 2010

WASHINGTON — Rep. John Murtha, a decorated Vietnam combat veteran and critic of the Iraq war, died Monday of complications from gall bladder surgery. He was 77.


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Rep. Murtha, first Vietnam vet elected to House, dead at 77


WASHINGTON — Rep. John Murtha D-Pa., the first Vietnam veteran elected to the House of Representatives and an outspoken critic of the Iraq war, died Monday of complications of gallbladder surgery, a spokesman for the lawmaker said.


via Rep. Murtha, first Vietnam vet elected to House, dead at 77 | McClatchy.

Dennis Kucinich: Every occupation fuels an insurgency

February 08, 2010

The war in Afghanistan, jobs and health care. All big issues in America. And one man with strong opinions on all of them is U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich.

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American Empire, Part II By Timothy V. Gatto

By Timothy V. Gatto
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February 8, 2010

As his presidency was drawing to a close, Dwight David Eisenhower gave the people of the United States a clear and unmistakable warning. He clearly spelled out the dangers involved in maintaining a defense industry that is constantly researching new weapons and a defense industry that employs millions of people, military and civilian. I believe that what he had to say then is more important now than it was when he delivered his speech. I believe it should be read by everyone in America that cares for its future. Continue reading

The Terror-Industrial Complex by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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February 8, 2010

The conviction of the Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui in New York last week of trying to kill American military officers and FBI agents illustrates that the greatest danger to our security does not come from al-Qaida but the thousands of shadowy mercenaries, kidnappers, killers and torturers our government employs around the globe. Continue reading

James Boyce: Carbon caps – who gets the cash?

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James Boyce: Different models of carbon cap legislation serve different interests

James K. Boyce is a Professor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the Director of the Program on Development, Peacebuilding, and the Environment at PERI – The Political Economy Research Institute.

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Yemen and The Militarization of Strategic Waterways by Michel Chossudovsky

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by Michel Chossudovsky, February 7, 2010

Securing US Control of Socotra Island and the Gulf of Aden

The Yemeni archipelago of Socotra in the Indian Ocean is located some 80 kilometres off the Horn of Africa and 380 kilometres South of the Yemeni coastline. The islands of Socotra are a wildlife reserve recognized by (UNESCO), as a World Natural Heritage Site.

Socotra is at the crossroads of the strategic naval waterways of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden (See map below). It is of crucial importance to the US military.

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