Remembering Folk Legend and Activist Pete Seeger + Solidarity Forever + Which Side Are You On?

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TheRealNews· on Jan 28, 2014

John Nichols: 94 year-old Pete Seeger’s music was stronger than the forces that sought to silence him.

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President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address + Transcript (1.28.14) + Ralph Nader’s State of The Union

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WSJDigitalNetwork Jan. 28, 2014

Full coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union address, hosted by Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Jerry Seib. Continue reading

State of the Unequal Union

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Editorial
socialistworker.org
January 28, 2014

Obama’s prime-time speech may sound good, but actions speak louder than words.

IF YOU’RE a regular reader of SocialistWorker.org, you’ve seen the statistics before about the growing divide between the super-rich and the rest of us. But on Tuesday, you’ll hear them from an unusual source: President Barack Obama, during his State of the Union speech.

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#TPP Fast Track Targets Local Foods Efforts by Karen Hansen-Kuhn + Take Action!

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by Karen Hansen-Kuhn
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
January 28, 2014

New York Day of Action

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Congress is quietly considering legislation that would speed the passage of two mega trade agreements, and seeks to specifically eliminate government programs that favor “localization.” The bill would give the Obama Administration what is known as “fast track” authority—meaning Congress would surrender its constitutional authority to shape trade agreements negotiated by the president and instead can only vote up or down on the deal.

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If There’s Global Warming … Why Is It So Cold?

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yaleclimateforum on Jan 28, 2014

It’s that time of year, the perennial “It’s snowing so it can’t be warming” season – or, as scientists call it, “winter”. Depends on where you’re standing, actually — I stood on a frozen lake with Dr. Jeff Masters to discuss the current planetary changes, but at the same time, in Alaska, historic warm temperatures were unfolding, and across the west, the deepest drought in decades… Continue reading

Edward Snowden: There’s no saving an intelligence community that believes it can lie to the public and the legislators + Transcript

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[Replaced video with a link as first one was removed. Feb. 1, 2014]

January 27, 2014

Snowden-Interview in English (Exclusive on German Television 01/26/2014) Continue reading

Gar Alperovitz: What Might a New Economy Look Like?

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TheRealNews·Jan 27, 2014

Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay there are existing models that point to what a new economy and politics might look like.

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