We need more leaders like Ernest Shackleton by Rocket Kirchner + Kirchner: Shackleton

Frank Hurley and Ernest Shackleton at camp.

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Updated: May 11, 2012 added a music video

by Rocket Kirchner
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February 15, 2012

Ernest Shackleton went to Antarctica in 1901, 1908, 1914, and 1922, when that was the last place anyone would ever want to go.

He was a British explorer that insisted on going there at the start of WWI. When he was seeking to raise money for that journey to hope to be the first man to reach the South Pole, the response from the powers that be were, Continue reading

US-Backed Regime Replays State of Emergency to Crush Pro-Democracy Movement by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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East Africa
14 February 2012

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Bahrain’s first anniversary of its pro-democracy protests has been met with massive police and army violence, with many civilians injured from regime forces firing birdshot and teargas into homes and at cars.

Reports are coming in of Saudi-backed troops and mercenaries attacking mainly Shia villages in the Persian Gulf kingdom with armoured vehicles.

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Michael Hudson: The Greek Experiment

with Michael Hudson
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February 14, 2012

on Feb 14, 2012

Michael Hudson: Greek crisis used to find out how far finance can drive down wages and privatize

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