Liberals These Days are Largely Cold Warriors by William Blum

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by William Blum
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February 8, 2018

“Fake news” is fake news.

The people who created Facebook and Google must be smart. They’re billionaires, their companies are worth multi-multi billions, their programs are used by billions around the world.

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Michael Hudson: It’s Not That They Are Too Big To Jail, But They Give Too Much Money To Hillary Clinton To Go To Jail

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October 20, 2016

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In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss friends of Bill (Clinton) and the remarkable fortunes they’ve made landing lucrative aid contracts. In the second half, Max interviews Dr. Michael Hudson about his new book, J is for Junk Economics and about the US presidential candidates’ economic plans.

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Earthrise: Urban Farming + Haiti’s Reefs + Sustainable Energy in India

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Growing fish and vegetables symbiotically in the Mid West; training young Haitians to help protect their reefs; an Indian city embraces sustainable energy.

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Punishing the Population: The American Occupations of Haiti and the Dominican Republic by Andrew Gavin Marshall

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February 21, 2012

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A brief glance at the early 20th century American occupation of Haiti and the Dominican Republic tell us a great deal about America’s role in the world today. The Dominican Republic is the Western nation on the island that was named Hispaniola by Christopher Columbus, and was later split between Spanish and French rule: Santo Domingo in the west and Saint Domingue in the east. Continue reading

Michael Parenti: Imperialism and the 99% Solution

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Nov. 21, 2011

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The Communist Party of Canada and Lap Cat Productions presents Michael Parenti on 1 November 2011 for a talk entitled “Imperialism & the 99% Solution”.

Filmed at the McLeod Auditorium at the University of Toronto in part to support “The People’s Voice”.

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Haiti Earthship Project: Overview

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An overview of the Haiti Earthship Project: Disaster Relief efforts by Earthship Biotecture. Funded by small donations from people all over the world. People’s lives were affected in very positive, uplifting ways. Knowledge of sustainable design and construction has been transferred to the people of Haiti…. and we have only just begun… http://earthship.com/haiti

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From Haiti to Australia: The Horrendous Payback of Global Capitalism by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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13 January, 2011

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From the ongoing hell of Haiti’s earthquake victims to the horror of families being swept to their deaths in Australia’s catastrophic floods, one conclusion is clear despite the mainstream news media’s usual myopic coverage: this is the perverse payback of the capitalist system. A system in which the private profit of an elite dominates all other needs of the common people – no matter how vital those needs are.

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Haiti: Mirlanda’s story + Nixon, the boy who survived Haiti’s earthquake

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Six months after the January earthquake, photographer Nicola Vigilanti travelled to an MSF reconstructive surgery in Haiti. There he met Mirlanda, an inspiring 10 year-old girl who lost her mother and her leg in in the earthquake. Vigilanti recorded her slow recovery, as she received treatment for a crushed arm and learned to walk again with the use of a prosthetic limb. Despite the severity of her injuries and restricted mobility, Mirlanda always continued smiling and never let the fact that she had lost a leg stop her joining in with the other children in the hospital, even to play football.

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Noam Chomsky on the Economy, US Midterm Elections, Climate Change, and Haiti Part 2

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Nov. 30, 2010

Noam Chomsky is a Professor Emeritus at MIT, where he taught for over half a century. He is author of dozens of books. His most recent is “Hopes and Prospects.”

Watch Part 1: Noam Chomsky: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal “Profound Hatred for Democracy on the Part of Our Political Leadership (Part 1)

via Noam Chomsky on the Economy, US Midterm Elections, Climate Change, Haiti, and More

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Chomsky: “The Business Elites … Are Instinctive Marxists” by Keane Bhatt

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by Keane Bhatt
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19 November 2010

Acclaimed philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He shared his perspectives on international affairs, economics and other themes in an interview conducted at his office in Boston on September 14, 2010.

Keane Bhatt: Your new book “Hopes and Prospects” begins with the story of Haiti, and that’s what we discussed last, so it’s an appropriate place to start the interview. For hundreds of thousands of people, decent, hurricane-resistant housing is a chimera. Despite the billions given to relief agencies, Carrefour camp-dwellers pay a monthly “tax” just to stay there; 1.3 million people are still internally displaced. An estimated 8,000 displaced persons have been forcibly evicted. If there were a functioning, democratic Haitian state, it could use eminent domain on behalf of the affected population to secure land for permanent housing. Continue reading

Noam Chomsky: US role in Haiti destruction

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June 09, 2010 — Noam Chomsky shares his insights regarding the ongoing problems confronting the beleaguered nation of Haiti, particularly the US role minimizing and undermining their economic development resulting in the horrendous destruction and loss of 300,000 from the recent earthquake. A lively Q and A session follows the talk. Benefit for Haiti at The Riverside Church of New York, June 8, 2010. Camera: Joe Friendly

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Haitians March Against Monsanto

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June 06, 2010 — On June 4 thousands of peasants and their allies marched under the banner of Mouveman Peyizan Papay, a decades-old farmers organization in Haiti, against a donation of hybrid corn seeds by agro-giant Monsanto. Mark Hare, an agronomist working with the MPP, explains why they’re upset with Monsanto. They marched for three hours, from Papay to Hinche.

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Haiti: Survival after the quake

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April 14, 2010 — This slideshow is narrated by an MSF communications officer, who also took the photographs during a two-week visit to Haiti in March, 2010. He accompanied MSF field staff on assessments of living conditions in makeshift camps where people had been living without basic assistance.

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The Pentagon is using Haiti as a Training Ground for Afghanistan by Michel Chossudovsky

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by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, March 28, 2010

A Recent report in Star and Stripes reveals the nature of the US military operation in Haiti. Combat units from Iraq and Afghanistan have been deployed in Haiti under the banner of a humanitarian operation. Conversely, Haiti is also being used as a military training ground for forces without in-theater combat experience.

According to the Star and Stripes report (March 14, 2010): “Marines deployed to Haiti to render emergency aid following January’s devastating earthquake are already training for the fight in Afghanistan.”

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Noam Chomsky: ‘I Am Kinda’: Reflections on the Culture of Imperialism

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The last thing Prof. Chomsky said in reply to a question: “I don’t think people have any right to be disillusioned about Obama, there was no basis for the illusion in the first place.”

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