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Sometimes it's hard to believe how much chutzpah the Poster Boy for the 1% can have, after getting bailed out by the American taxpayer when his company arguably helped crash the global economy and then got a world record fine for doing it and then got a raise to boot! YES cats and kittens, boys and girls and we in the 99% who deal with CEOs making 400x than we make and massive financial inequality (MoJo) but IT'S TRUE! Stephen Gandel at Fortune.com tells us Jamie Dimon calls regulation un-American, once again JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon still thinks the way banks are treated these days is un-American. On a conference call on Wednesday morning in which the bank reported that last year it had earned $22 billion, or roughly 240,000 times what’s in the average American’s retirement account, Jamie Dimon said that JPMorgan JPM was “under assault,” and questioned whether the increased scrutiny by regulators of banks since the financial crisis has gone too far. “In the old days, you dealt with one regulator. Now it’s five or six,” Dimon said, referring to instances when multiple regulators have sought to punish JPMorgan for the same issue. “You all should ask the question, how American that is.” .................. Dimon’s Wednesday comments came in response to a question about a new proposal from the Federal Reserve that would require JPMorgan, the biggest bank in America, to hold more capital in reserve to protect against losses, even compared to its other mega-bank rivals. The Fed has said the new proposal adjusts capital rules to account for the fact that risks at some banks are more complex than others, and maybe harder to detect. But Dimon effectively said the proposal shows that regulators still don’t get his bank. “It’s just because we’re big,” said Dimon. But regulators aren’t the only ones questioning JPMorgan’s size. Last week, rival Goldman Sachs released a report that said JPMorgan should be broken up. When asked by Fortune on Wednesday’s call whether he thought Goldman should be broken up, Dimon laughed and then offered, “No comment.” Like he has in the past, Dimon defended JPMorgan’s size. He said it makes the bank more diverse and safer, not the opposite. He also noted that many of the aspects of JPMorgan that have raised concern among regulators, like the bank’s $300 billion portfolio of so-called available for sale securities, make it safer, not riskier or more complex. “Our AFS portfolio adds to liquidity,” said Dimon. The bank’s size also seems to attract the attention of more regulators, something that Dimon thinks is unfair. But it has been a very long time since a big bank like JPMorgan would have had to deal with only one federal regulator, long before Dimon’s career began. According to bank historian John Gordan Steele, the Federal Reserve got its mandate to oversee the nation’s largest banks in 1913 (the same year that the actual J.P. Morgan died), making it the second federal regulator besides the Comptroller of the Currency. .............. Okay all you Fed Conspiracy Theorists! Whatcha gonna do? Call Ron Paul? Sue Jamie Dimon for getting you thrown out of your home? Call Matt Taibbi? Maybe your BEST BET is to TAKE OUT ALL YER MONEY from Chase Bank, JPMC and any 401K and other retirement investments you have that have JPMC in its portfolio for starters. The idea is to COLLAPSE JPMC from WITHIN, get it? If THEY don't have YER MONEY, then THEY can't bet with it! GET IT NOW?
114th CONGRESS UPDATE: It's only January and we can't even keep up! We're not gonna snip these so READ THESE IN FULL: NEXT some of the fallout from the Charlie Hebdo attacks last week with "A list by @DanielWickham93" These 'staunch defenders' of the free press are attending today's solidarity rally in Paris. Some excerpts:
  • 1) King Abdullah of Jordan, which last year sentenced a Palestinian journalist to 15 years in prison with hard labour
  • 2) Prime Minister of Davutoglu of Turkey, which imprisons more journalists than any other country in the world
  • 3) Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, whose forced killed 7 journalists in Gaza last yr (second highest after Syria)
  • 4) Foreign Minister Shoukry of Egypt, which as well as AJ staff has detained journalist Shawkan for around 500 days
  • 10) The Attorney General of the US, where police in Ferguson have recently detained and assaulted WashPost reporters
  • 12) Sec-Gen of NATO, who are yet to be held to account for deliberately bombing and killing 16 Serbian journos in '99
Click over there for more 'staunch defenders' of the free press and links to stories about them! Good item! Next we go the TheGuardian.com's Mark Tran Presence at Paris rally of leaders with poor free press records is condemned Press freedom campaigners condemned the presence of world leaders attending the unity rally in Paris on Sunday who have poor records on human rights and the free press in their home countries. Reporters Without Borders singled out leaders from Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Algeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as being responsible for particularly harsh environments for journalists. These countries rank respectively 159th, 154th, 148th, 121st and 118th out of 180 countries in terms of press freedom in a league table compiled by the group. “We should show solidarity with Charlie Hebdo without forgetting the world’s other ‘Charlies’,” said Christophe Deloire, secretary general of the campaign group. “It would be intolerable [if] representatives from countries that reduce their journalists to silence profit from this emotional outpouring to … improve their international image … We should not allow the predators of the press to spit on the graves of Charlie Hebdo.” .................... Nearly 70 journalists are being prosecuted in Turkey for referring to corruption allegations against close associates of the former prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is now the president. In Egypt 16 journalists, including three from al-Jazeera, are in jail. The al-Jazeera journalists have been held since December 2013 for “spreading false news” and “membership of a terrorist organisation”. The al-Jazeera journalists include Peter Greste, formerly of the BBC, who has lodged paperwork with the Egyptian government seeking his own deportation. But his release from prison could be weeks or months away, as the new presidential power to deport foreign prisoners is tested for the first time. A member of Greste’s Australian legal team said the jailed journalist’s application was “among the first” to petition the Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, for deportation. Several Russian journalists have been imprisoned, often in Siberia, and two NGOs that support the media have been added to an official list of “foreign agents”, a term used to stigmatise bodies that receive foreign funding and are suspected of “political activity”. In December, 20 activists including Masha Alyokhina from Pussy Riot were arrested in Moscow, after staging an all-night protest against the conviction of Alexei Navalny, a critic of the Kremlin, and his brother Oleg. Algeria bans marches and public protests, prompting the Algérie-Focus website to say: “Marches and public protests are banned in Algeria, but Algerian ministers have the right to march in the streets of … Paris!” And while Obama, Merkel Vow to Improve Intelligence Cooperation (while totally forgetting how US Taps Chancellor Merkel's Mobile Phone) and France deploys 5,000 police officers to protect Jewish schools in Paris and the EU seeks new anti-terror measures after Paris attack The "new" Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is being rebranded without the word "PROTECTION". At the InfoWorld Tech Watch desk Caroline Craig tells us how CISPA returns as CISA -- and it's just as terrible for privacy ............ You remember the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act: introduced in 2011 but failed to pass the Senate, then reintroduced in 2013 only to be beaten back a second time. This go-around, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Saxby Chambliss (R.-Ga.) have stripped out the mention of "protection" and rechristened their draft bill the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. CISA purports to "improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, and for other purposes" (emphasis added). According to a press release from Feinstein's office, "the bill incentivizes the sharing of cybersecurity threat information between the private sector and the government and among private sector entities" by providing companies with immunity from liability. In other words, companies like Facebook, Google, and cellphone providers could share your information, so long as it's framed as a security threat -- and there's nothing you could do about it. Senators, unlike weatherman Phil in "Groundhog Day," seemingly learn nothing from past experience. CISA suffers from the same vague, overly broad language that opponents criticized in CISPA. The words InfoWorld's Robert X. Cringely used to describe CISPA apply equally to the draft CISA:
    The problem with CISPA is that in its current form it's still vague and ripe for abuse. It absolves corporations of being responsible for what happens to the data they've collected. It allows data sharing with the entire federal government, not just the parts responsible for ensuring our safety. It circumvents other laws designed to limit governmental access to private information. And it can be deployed for a wide range of perceived threats that have nothing to do with attacks on our nation's infrastructure. In that it is very much like the Patriot Act, which was allegedly written to combat terrorists but ended up being used primarily against run-of-the-mill drug dealers, money launderers, tree-huggers, and vegetarians (yes, really).
......... As a sop to those privacy concerns, CISA requires companies to strip users' identifying information, but as Motherboard writes, that provision is waived if someone is even tangentially related to a "cyber threat" -- by being on a spam email list, for instance -- a loophole Amie Stepanovich, an attorney with civil liberties group Access, called "large enough to drive a semi truck through." "I can't believe this is coming out now. Congress can't pass a law to limit NSA surveillance, but they seem to be actively working to increase the amount of surveillance," Stepanovich told Motherboard.................
Back in 2012 the late great Aaron Swartz called ‘CISPA: Patriot Act for the web’ and helped organize the 2012 internet blackout. Watch Aaron Swartz Explain 'How We Stopped SOPA' at Mashable.com "In a keynote delivered to the 2012 F2C: Freedom to Connect conference, Swartz explained in depth how the technology community was able to quickly organize and ultimately cause SOPA's author to shelve the bill." Read Nadine Bloch's The day Aaron Swartz helped make the Internet go dark at WagingNonViolence.org. And go to DemandProgress.org 's Protect Net Neutrality and the Open Internet at BattleForTheNet.com: The most important FCC vote of our lifetime is about to happen. On Feb 26 the FCC will vote to save net neutrality or let Comcast and other ISPs create Internet slow lanes. Some members of Congress, on behalf of their Cable donors, are trying to stop the FCC from protecting the Internet we love. There isn't much time to stop them, contact them now. EBOLA SPORTS UPDATE: Winnepeg Free Press posts AP's Gerald Imray who explains how Equatorial Guinea watching out for Ebola as it welcomes African Cup soccer tournament ............ In the wake of the terrible West African Ebola outbreak, tournament organizers the Confederation of African Football were certain the Jan. 17-Feb. 8 African Cup should go ahead, confident the disease wouldn't be a threat. Now they have to make sure it won't be after dumping Morocco as host because of that country's fears over Ebola and desire to postpone the 16-team event for up to a year. CAF refused Morocco's suggestion and chose Equatorial Guinea as a short-notice replacement. It was really CAF's only choice as no one else wanted the tournament and its thousands of travellers. "When all (Equatorial) Guineans learnt that the African Nations Cup was going to be played here, everyone was afraid, we were terrified," Genoveva Abesolo Obunu, an official with Equatorial Guinea's health ministry, said. "But when we learnt about the steps the government was taking to prevent the sickness, the fear subsided." So the tournament will go on, kicking off this weekend in the oil-rich Central African nation halfway up the continent's west coast. It is Equatorial Guinea's second go at the African Cup in three years after co-hosting with Gabon in 2012. CAF and Equatorial Guinean authorities have announced this time that everyone arriving in the coming days — players, officials, fans, everyone — will undergo Ebola screening. No one is exempt, no matter where they come from. ........... What ever happened to the big ebola scare in the U.S. LameStreamMedia (LSM), huh? CLIMATE NEWS: FLOODING in MALAWI - Istanbuls's WorldBulletin.net reports Malawi flooding death toll nears 200, more missing The death toll from flooding in Malawi has risen to 176 and others are still missing, Vice President Saulos Chilima said on Friday after touring the worst-hit parts of the southern African country, one of the world's poorest states. Flash floods caused by days of torrential rain have swept away roads and bridges, destroyed thousands of hectares of crops and raised fears of a cholera outbreak in the southern half of the country. The weather service is warning of more heavy rain in the next two to three weeks. "So far, the death toll stands at 176 people and we fear the number will rise because several are missing and some parts are inaccessible," Chilima said. The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP), one of several relief agencies rolling out assistance, said 110,000 people had been displaced, an increase from a government estimate of 70,000 earlier this week. "Many more are likely to require assistance. With more rain forecast, there is concern that these numbers may rise," the WFP said. The agency is airlifting more than 100 tons of high-energy biscuits to meet the immediate needs of those affected. "Ready-to-eat food will be prioritised for the most vulnerable people, particularly children, who have been displaced from their homes and have no access to food or cooking facilities," it said. The crop damage has raised fears of a poor harvest. Last year, Malawi's farmers harvested 3.9 million tonnes of the staple crop, maize, providing a surplus of almost one million tonnes. The wet weather has also wreaked damage in neighbouring Mozambique, which has been hit by catastrophic floods in the past...... Oddly back in November WorldBulletin.net reported on Malawi's water woes People living in cities are supposed to draw water from the tap. But not in Malawi's commercial hub, Blantyre, where the number of people who wake up to dry taps everyday continues to rise. The past six months have been the worst in Malawi's major cities: Lilongwe, Blantyre, Zomba and Mzuzu. In Blantyre, some residents have not had tap water for years because in their areas, safe, piped water is not available....... Hmmmmmm, WorldBulletin.net also reports Heavy rains flood Gaza makeshift homes Dozens of makeshift housing units in the Gaza Strip were flooded on Friday due to heavy rains amid a cold snap which erupted this week across the Middle East region. Rainfalls had poured into makeshift tin huts sheltering dozens of Palestinian families in the southern Khuzaa town after they had been made homeless following a devastating Israeli offensive on the blockaded coastal enclave last summer, Shehda Abu Rouk, the town's local chief, told The Anadolu Agency. Abu Rouk called on the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA to open up its schools in Khuzaa to temporarily shelter the once again homeless families. Moreover, an entire neighborhood in the southern Rafah city has also been flooded, according to local civil defense authorities. Using fishing boats, civil defense forces managed to rescue the residents of Jumeizat Al-Sabil neighborhood, whose streets and farmland had been damaged by the flood, Said al-Seoudi, the director of Gaza's civil defense authority, told AA. Dozens of Palestinian families have already left their homes in several parts of the Gaza Strip in fear of flooding amid an ongoing cold snap. ................ MORE CLIMATE NEWS: Darh Jamail at Truth-Out.com The Methane Monster Roars The disparity of the beauty before me with my troubled thoughts about the planet has found no reconciliation. I had been collecting data and conducting interviews for articles about methane releases in the Arctic for weeks, and pondering the information through the holidays only led me into depression. Going out into the mountains helped, but also provoked grave concerns for our collective future. To consider the possibility that humans have altered the atmosphere of the earth so drastically as to put our own lives in danger seems, at least emotionally, unfathomable. Given the scale of the planet, one would think, logically, it might not even be possible. Yet the majestic snow-covered peaks near where I live may no longer have glaciers (or even snow) within my lifetime, according to some of the scientists I've interviewed. ............ Vast amounts of methane lie frozen in the Arctic. It's not news that the Arctic sea ice is melting rapidly, and that it will likely be gone for short periods during the summers starting as early as next year. Losing that ice means releasing larger amounts of previously trapped methane into the atmosphere. Additionally, lying along the Arctic's subsea continental margins and beneath Arctic permafrost are methane hydrates, often described as methane gas surrounded by ice. In March 2010, a report in Science indicated that these cumulatively contain the equivalent of 1,000 to 10,000 gigatons of carbon. For perspective, humans have released approximately 1,475 gigatons in total carbon dioxide since the year 1850. Paul Beckwith, [a climatology and meteorology professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada] warns that losing the Arctic sea ice will create a state that "will represent a very different planet, with a much higher global average temperature, in which snow and ice in the northern hemisphere becomes very rare or even vanishes year round." In the simplest terms, here's what an ice-free Arctic would mean when it comes to heating the planet: Minus the reflective ice cover on Arctic waters, solar radiation would be absorbed, not reflected, by the Arctic Ocean. That would heat those waters, and hence the planet, further. This effect has the potential to change global weather patterns, vary the flow of winds and even someday possibly alter the position of the jet stream. Polar jet streams are fast-flowing rivers of wind positioned high in the earth's atmosphere that push cold and warm air masses around, playing a critical role in determining the weather of our planet. "What happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic," Beckwith explained. "The rapidly warming Arctic relative to the rest of the planet (five to eight times global average temperature rise) is decreasing the temperature gradient between the Arctic and the equator." This decreased gradient is disrupting the jet stream, leading to further warming in the Arctic, forming a runaway feedback loop, which in turn is causing the release of more methane in the Arctic. And on land, it's already happening as well. ................. To gain a better understanding of the implications of Arctic warming, I interviewed some of the scientists conducting the most cutting edge and current methane studies in the Arctic. Dr. Leonid Yurganov is a senior research scientist at the University of Maryland Physics Department and the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology........ While Yurganov isn't seeing "fast and immediate liberation of methane from hydrates" at this very moment, he warned of what would happen if and when it does occur. "Increased methane would influence air temperature near the surface," he said. "This would accelerate the Arctic warming and change the climate everywhere in the world." Yurganov does not foresee an immediate global collapse within a decade. In his view, the summer Arctic sea ice will continue to shrink in a more linear fashion, but the frequency of extreme weather events and rising sea levels will continue to accelerate. "People should accommodate to climate change and be prepared to a decline in life-level caused by it," he warned. .......... DAHR JAMAIL has been covering this for waytoo long so see all his articles at truth-out.org HERE! WAY TOO MUCH to snip much more so read ALL OF THIS! THEN Thom Hartmann's Daily Take Team explains Why Carbon Should Be Left in the Ground ........... A new study published in the journal Nature argues that most of the remaining fossil fuel reserves on our planet will need to be left in the ground if we want to have any chance at preventing catastrophic climate change. The scientists behind the research argue that most Canadian tar sands oil, all Arctic oil and gas, and most shale gas has to stay buried underground if we want to avoid the 2 degrees Celsius warming benchmark. Christophe McGlade, the lead researcher on the study, told The Guardian that, "We've now got tangible figures of the quantities and locations of fossil fuels that should remain unused in trying to keep within the 2C temperature limit." ................ Basically, if we want to have any chance at saving our planet from the greatest threat it's ever faced, we have to leave fossil fuels and the carbon that comes with them in the ground. It's that simple. Unfortunately, countries and companies are still spending billions on oil and gas exploration. A report by Oil Change International and the Overseas Development Institute found that collectively, the G20 nations and companies within them, which includes the United States, are spending a staggering $88 billion per year on fossil fuel exploration subsides to Big Oil. ............... It's time for the United States – and the rest of the world – to stop investing in oil and gas exploration, and start investing in clean and green sources of energy. Only then can we keep carbon in the ground and give our planet a fighting chance. WOW! If you STILL THINK humans and the Industrial Revolution DID NOT CAUSE our current global climate situation becuz you've been greenwashed THINK AGAIN! Oliver Milman at MoJo tells us how We're Destroying the Planet in Ways That Are Even Worse Than Global Warming: 4 ways humans are endangering life on Earth This story originally appeared in the Guardian and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Humans are "eating away at our own life support systems" at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found. Two major new studies by an international team of researchers have pinpointed the key factors that ensure a livable planet for humans, with stark results. Of nine worldwide processes that underpin life on Earth, four have exceeded "safe" levels: human-driven climate change, loss of biosphere integrity, land system change, and the high level of phosphorus and nitrogen flowing into the oceans due to fertilizer use. Researchers spent five years identifying these core components of a planet suitable for human life, using the long-term average state of each measure to provide a baseline for the analysis. They found that the changes of the last 60 years are unprecedented in the previous 10,000 years, a period in which the world has had a relatively stable climate and human civilization has advanced significantly. ............... Since 1950, urban populations have increased sevenfold, primary energy use has soared by a factor of five, while the amount of fertilizer used is now eight times higher. The amount of nitrogen entering the oceans has quadrupled. All of these changes are shifting Earth into a "new state" that is becoming less hospitable to human life, researchers said. "These indicators have shot up since 1950 and there are no signs they are slowing down," said Will Steffen of the Australian National University and the Stockholm Resilience Center. Steffen is the lead author on both of the studies. "When economic systems went into overdrive, there was a massive increase in resource use and pollution," Steffen said. "It used to be confined to local and regional areas but we're now seeing this occurring on a global scale. These changes are down to human activity, not natural variability." Steffen said direct human influence upon the land was contributing to a loss in pollination and a disruption in the provision of nutrients and fresh water. "We are clearing land, we are degrading land, we introduce feral animals and take the top predators out, we change the marine ecosystem by overfishing—it's a death by a thousand cuts," he said. "That direct impact upon the land is the most important factor right now, even more than climate change." ................... The two studies, published in Science and Anthropocene Review, featured the work of scientists from countries including the United States, Sweden, Germany, and India. The findings will be presented in seven seminars at the World Economic Forum in Davos, which takes place from January 21 to 25. DAVOS? SWITZERLAND? The Swiss Central Bank Just Made Davos a Lot Pricier ......... The franc jumped at least 14 percent today after the Swiss central bank decided now was the time to stop capping its value. A dollar today buys a Davos delegate 88 Swiss centimes, down from 97 centimes a month ago. ............. The franc’s sudden jump threatens to make an event that already costs a small fortune to attend more exclusive. The forum’s organizers are preparing to increase the annual fee for its top category of corporate membership to 600,000 francs in July, or $673,000 if you’re still counting. That’s before attendees and their entourages worry about the cost of flights, meals, and hotels....... Oh poor poor Davos attendees! Who wants to bet Jamie Dimon attends? HAHA! To unravel and try to figure out what the decoupling of the Swiss Franc did see Zerohedge.com What Really Happened At The SNB Yesterday: One Person's Take via Reto Rietberg. With all this fact-based science reporting about human-caused global warming and all its devastating effects one aspect of this is the moving growing season and shifting global climes for growing food. WE GO BACK to truth-out.org for the Brick TeeVee LAST WORD and Jonathan Latham, Independent Science News | News Analysis How the Great Food War Will Be Won .................... The real food crisis is of overproduction Yet this strategy has a disastrous foundational weakness. There is no global or regional shortage of food. There never has been and nor is there ever likely to be. India has a superabundance of food. South America is swamped in food. The US, Australia, New Zealand and Europe are swamped in food (e.g. Billen et al 2011). In Britain, like in many wealthy countries, nearly half of all row crop food production now goes to biofuels, which at bottom are an attempt to dispose of surplus agricultural products. China isn't quite swamped but it still exports food (see Fig 1.); and it grows 30% of the world's cotton. No foodpocalypse there either. Of all the populous nations, Bangladesh comes closest to not being swamped in food. Its situation is complex. Its government says it is self-sufficient. The UN world Food Program says it is not, but the truth appears to be that Bangladeshi farmers do not produce the rice they could because prices are too low, because of persistent gluts (1). Even some establishment institutions will occasionally admit that the food shortage concept – now and in any reasonably conceivable future – is bankrupt. According to experts consulted by the World Bank Institute there is already sufficient food production for 14 billion people – more food than will ever be needed. The Golden Fact of agribusiness is a lie. Truth restoration: So, if the agribusiness PR experts are correct that food crisis fears are pivotal to their industry, then it follows that those who oppose the industrialization of food and agriculture should make dismantling that lie their top priority. Anyone who wants a sustainable, pesticide-free, or non-GMO food future, or who wants to swim in a healthy river or lake again, or wants to avoid climate chaos, needs to know all this. Anyone who would like to rebuild the rural economy or who appreciates cultural, biological, or agricultural diversity of any meaningful kind should take every possible opportunity to point out the evidence that refutes it. .................... If ever was a time for CLICK ANYTHING AND BE INSTANTLY SMARTER this article is it! READ ALL OF THIS and CLICK on ALL the links for vastly more information! CLICK EVERYTHING AT How the Great Food War Will Be Won ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Our congrats to The Ohio State Buckeyes, winners of the first ever College Football Playoff Championship! And congrats to The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks facing off in Superbowl XLIX in two weeks. And on THIS Martin Luther King Jr. weekend don't forget to read our award-winning essay at our BTV Special! 50th Anniversary March for Jobs and Freedom! The post was written for the 50th anniversary of the famous "I have a dream" speech delivered during the March for Jobs and Freedom in Washington in 1963. One take-away, after re-reading this, is that things have gotten WORSE not better since then: HANDSUPDONTSHOOTICANTBREATHE and all that too. Please share with all yer peeps during this MLK Jr. Day weekend! AND Be sure to watch on line somewhere the video of Press the Todd's interview with Charlie Hebdo Editor-in-Chief Gérard Biard who said "If God becomes entangled in politics, then democracy is in danger,"

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    Our permit to occupy public squares and parks is in The First Amendment, which affirms "the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." When people across the Middle East occupied public squares, leaders in Washington mostly cheered those protesters and warned Middle Eastern governments not to use force to clear them. Those other societies don’t have a First Amendment. Yet Washington affirmed the universal right to assembly and protest. We do have a First Amendment. The force being used to clear nonviolent protesters from public squares in our country is unacceptable. It must stop.

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Community-Wealth.org community-wealth.org a project of the Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland Community-Wealth.org brings together, for the first time, information about the broad range of community wealth building activity. Featuring Overview: The Cleveland Model—How the Evergreen Cooperatives are Building Community Wealth Something important is happening in Cleveland. The Democracy Collaborative—the host of C-W.org—in partnership with the Cleveland Foundation, the Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Shorebank Enterprise Cleveland, the City of Cleveland, and the city's major hospitals and universities—is helping to implement a new model of large-scale worker-owned and community-benefiting businesses. The Evergreen Cooperative Initiative is beginning to build serious momentum in one of the cities most dramatically impacted by the nation's decaying economy. Increasingly, this model is being referred to nationally as The Cleveland Model. Initial planning is now underway to assist other cities in Ohio and nationwide to replicate and adapt this innovative approach to economic development, green job creation, and neighborhood stabilization. Find more many resources at Community-Wealth.org!

NET NEUTRALITY! SaveTheInternet.com Declaration of Internet Freedom Tired of fighting bad bills like SOPA, PIPA and CISPA? Want to stand up against those who are trying to control what we do and say online? It's time for something different. A group of more than 1,500 organizations, academics, startup founders and tech innovators has come together to produce a Declaration of Internet Freedom, a set of five principles that put forward a positive vision of the open Internet. Our goal: Get millions of Internet users to sign on to this Declaration. Build political power for Internet users to make sure that we get a seat at the table whenever, and wherever, the future of the Internet is being decided. It's time to stop playing defense and start going on the offensive. The open Internet is central to people’s freedom to communicate, share, advocate and innovate in the 21st century. But powerful interests want to censor free speech, block the sharing of information, hinder innovation and control how Internet users get online. And all too often, people in power are making political decisions behind closed doors about how the Internet should operate — and they're doing this without the involvement of actual Internet users. The result: policies that could close down the open Internet and destroy our freedom to connect. It’s time for us to reclaim the Internet for its users. Take action now and sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom. ACTION! If Congress enacts Title X, we'll lose net neutrality forever. Comcast’s well-paid friends in Congress are looking to enact a "Title X" provision that would give the Cable industry the power to ruin the open Internet and force Internet users to pay more for less. Congress leaders are planning on starting 2015 with a bill called “Title X" that would compromise the World Wide Web by taking away the FCC’s ability to protect the open Internet and giving cable companies the power to charge for less access. This bill would be a huge betrayal to the millions of Internet users that demanded that Congress support real net neutrality. SIGN THE PETITION to Congress: "We want to keep the Internet open and free. Don't let cable companies take away our ability to create and express ourselves on the world wide web. Support real net neutrality, not fake bills like "Title X" that will poison the Internet."

Stop Media Consolidation! Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is trying to change the agency’s ownership rules to pave the way for Murdoch to get exactly what he wants. Worse, Genachowski and Murdoch are keeping this all very hush-hush, hoping you won't notice. These changes wouldn’t just benefit Murdoch. If the FCC proposal passes, one company could own the major daily newspaper, two TV stations and up to eight radio stations in your town. And that one company could be your Internet provider, too. What is the FCC thinking?!? We can still stop the agency from taking this perilous step — but we have less than a month to do it. By taking action, you’re joining a movement of millions who are working to stop big media from getting even bigger. Please take action today. Click HERE to view our infographic and send a message to the FCC! More info at Another FCC Cave-In: Julius Genachowski’s Media Consolidation Christmas Gift to Murdoch at StopTheCap.com! And Sign Senator Bernie Sanders petition to the FCC Protect Media Diversity: Stop Media Consolidation! NEW!!! NATION ACTION! Stop the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger! GO THERE NOW!

CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE American Majority Rejects Washington Austerity Consensus – And We Demand Media Coverage by Roger Hickey, President, Campaign for America's Future: No more silent majority. The Campaign for America’s Future is joining with the Center for Economic and Policy Research (whose Co-Director, Dean Baker blogs regularly about economic bias in the media) and with FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) to monitor the media’s coverage and representation of the American Majority views as they go into covering the big deficit fight. But we want to enlist YOU too. Send us accounts of unbalanced coverage in the national media and in your local newspapers and television. Call up reporters, editors, assignment people and tell them when they are under-representing the views of the American Majority. We should have at least half the experts, pundits, quotes and real people represented in their coverage. In a debate as important as the one we are going into, we can’t allow the media to ignore the American Majority. Much more at www.ourfuture.org

MOVE TO AMEND! www.movetoamend.org SIGN HERE NOW! And check out more actions on the Move to Amend Calendar for more! UPDATE! Legalize Democracy Film Premieres on Free Speech TV Jan 21 Move to Amend is thrilled to announce that the premiere of our mini documentary, Legalize Democracy, will be airing on Free Speech TV (FSTV) next week to coincide with the "anniversary" of Citizens United. Legalize Democracy is a 28 minute film by Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the movement to amend -- why it is needed, and how you can get involved. Watch live on our website here. Also visit Rep Alan Grayson's site www.savedemocracy.net GET INVOLVED! And Alan Grayson is BACK in the 113th Congress! Help out at CongressmanWithGuts.com and check out his latest effort DontAttackSyria.com!

REPRESENT.US IT’S TIME TO GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS SO THE GOVERNMENT CAN REPRESENT US. Represent.Us is a fresh campaign to pass the American Anti-Corruption Act: a law that would overhaul campaign finance, impose strict lobbying and conflict of interest laws, and end secret political money. We are mobilizing millions of Americans — conservatives and progressives, young and old, every issue group fighting K Street, online and offline — to join this campaign. Represent.Us is not just building a movement to pass the Act. The campaign will use hard-hitting accountability tactics to unseat politicians who fail to endorse the Act. If passed, the Act will completely reshape American politics and policy-making and give people a voice. See this Guest Blog at Greenpeace by Executive Director Josh Silver The $6 Billion Auction: Finally, A Plan to Get Money Out of Politics for more information!

SUPPORT THE TROOPS WHO REFUSE TO FIGHT See CourageToResist.org and Bradley Manning Support Network From the Chelsea Manning Support Network Announcing the "Chelsea Manning Support Network" March 19, 2014. By CMSN. PVT Manning has filed to change her name legally to "Chelsea Elizabeth Manning" and to receive hormone therapy. To show our support in this struggle, we are renaming ourselves to the "Chelsea Manning Support Network." ..... UPDATE! Manning featured in Alcatraz art exhibit AND Birthday Messages to Chelsea from Snowden, Gilliam & more public icons Dec 16, 2014. Public icons send birthday greetings and support to prisoner of conscience Chelsea Manning, including: Edward Snowden, Terry Gilliam, Michael Stipe, Vivienne Westwood, Molly Crabapple, JM Coetzee, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Slavoj Žižek, Alan Moore, Joe Sacco, Lupe Fiasco, Peter Tatchell, Billy Martin, Saul Williams..........

DONATE YOUR OLD CELL PHONES TO T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION Help save lives. Donate your old & used iPhone, Blackberries, Droid and other phones to help the T.J. Martell Foundations fund life-saving cancer & AIDS research. For more information, go to www.tjmartellfoundation.org

CELLULAR PHONE TASK FORCE EDUCATION, ADVOCACY, SUPPORT at CellPhoneTaskForce.org The Cellular Phone Task Force is dedicated to halting the expansion of wireless technology because it cannot be made safe. We provide: education to the public concerning electromagnetic pollution (electrosmog); advocacy for an electromagnetically cleaner environment; support for individuals disabled by radiation from wireless technology and other sources. WATCH THIS MOVIE at Top Documentary Films Resonance: Beings of Frequency Now we live an an ocean of electromagnetic radiation. It’s all around us now, invisible, but we know it’s there. Every time you lift up your mobile phone you know it’s there. It is very hard to turn the clock back, in fact it is impossible, but we need to be aware of the adverse health effects so that we can have the choice of taking precautions against the exposures. How we could have possibly thought that putting microwaves to our brain was safe. We just don’t fully understand what we’re doing. "Resonance: Beings of Frequency" is the first documentary to investigate the actual mechanisms by which mobile phone technology can cause cancer. The film takes a deeper look at how humanity is reacting to the most profound environmental change the planet has ever seen. Read more HERE!!

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    Microsoft, NBC News Dissolve MSNBC.com Joint Venture 07/15/12 — NBC is buying Microsoft's 50 percent interest in the MSNBC website for an undisclosed amount. MSNBC.com will be rebranded as NBCNews.com, and readers who logged into MSNBC.com late Sunday were automatically redirected to NBCNews.com. Microsoft is preparing to launch its own news service this fall. Although he declined to provide many details about the operation general manager of MSN.com Bob Visse said the news staff will be about the same size as the roughly 100 people who created original content for the MSNBC.com. "There is no question that we are going to have more flexibility to make our own decisions," said Vivian Schiller, NBC News' chief digital officer. "This is really an amicable breakup. We think competition will make us better." Okay then.
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    • ROUNDTABLE: Carol Lee, White House Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal; Robert Gibbs, Fmr. White House Press Secretary & Founding Partner, The Incite Agency; Kelly O'Donnell, NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent; Michael Steele, Fmr. Chairman of the Republican National Committee


  • State of the Union (CNN) CNN Correspondent Jim Sciutto hosts Sunday at 9 am ET and Noon ET.
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    'Green News Report' - January 15, 2015 IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama's big move to cut methane emissions - but there's a catch; West Virginia and the fight for science in science textbooks; Good news and bad news on sea level rise; PLUS: Car Wars - it's Tesla vs. Chevy in the race for electric cars... All that and more in today's Green News Report! IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see link): WA Gov. Jay Inslee's big green plans for his state; Booming solar jobs aiding economic recovery; Sen. Sanders forcing Republicans to go on record on climate change; Not all Republicans think alike about global warming; Fracking pollutants found in PA rivers; CA limits pesticide use on strawberries; Rooftop solar already cheaper than utility rates in some cities; Pope Francis steps up rhetoric on human-caused climate change... PLUS: The Logic of Divestment: Why We Have to Kiss Off Big Carbon Now... and much, MUCH more!
    'Green News Report' - January 13, 2015 Keystone XL pipeline clears Nebraska court hurdle, moves to US Senate; Canada's tar sands and Arctic oil must remain in the ground, study warns; Fracking country braces for oil bust; PLUS: Denmark breaks world record for wind energy generation... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
    • BRADCAST! Still Asking 'Why, Charlie Hebdo?': KPFK 'BradCast' ust because we can publish material that offends millions, should we? What's the point? Callers ring in...
    • BRADBLOG UPDATE! Torture Was a War Crime After WWII and Still Is Standards applied to the Japanese, who tortured the father of BRAD BLOG's Ernie Canning, help explain why the Bush Admin must still be prosecuted for war crimes...
    • BRADBLOG UPDATE! Lawsuit Happy Texas Leads Nation in Carbon Emissions No wonder former state AG, now Gov.-elect Greg Abbott files so many frivilous lawsuits. He must be hoping we won't notice how filthy dirty the Lone Star State is...
    • BRADBLOG UPDATE! NASA, NOAA Confirm 2014 Hottest Year on Record Yet another climate change denial myth is scuttled, but here's how the fossil-fueled scammers have been getting away with their "no warming over the past decade!" hoax...
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    • BRADBLOG UPDATE! Not Voting IS a Vote Stop blaming those who didn't turn out. Americans did vote. By not turning out, they voted against the two major parties and against the system as a whole. It may have been a dumb vote, but it was a landslide...


  • The Peter B. Collins Show PODCAST!
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    The Peter B. Collins Show covers American news and politics from the Left Coast. Veteran talk radio personality Peter B. Collins, based in San Francisco, delivers fresh interviews, commentary and analysis on a range of important topics, with views and voices you don’t often find in the corporate media.
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      To my valued listeners: We are making some changes to the website and our terms, effective in January. We will continue to offer free podcasts–my new daily news and commentary. Our in-depth interviews will be available for $1 per episode, or to subscribers who pay $5 per month or more. Loyal listeners who simply can’t afford it should send an email to peter@peterbcollins.com, as we will be offering a limited number of scholarships to our friends who are hurting during these tough times. More information will be posted as we complete the revisions. I’m grateful to each of you for listening and supporting this work, and hope that the new model will enable us to keep it going well into the future. All the best, -pbc
    • Peter B Collins, Truthout | Op-Ed An Insider's View of the Progressive Talk Radio Devolution
    • 14 Jan 2015 PBC News & Comment: On Freedom of Expression, Actions Speak Louder than Words While governments and media giants pay lip service to free expression, France arrests 54 dissidents, NY Times refuses to run......
    • 15 Jan 2015 PBC News & Comment: CIA is Above the Law, Beyond the Reach of Senate Oversight At VICE news, Jason Leopold reports on CIA’s investigation of Senate investigators who found “Panetta review” documents, triggering constitutional crisis…
    • 16 Jan 2015 PBC News & Comment: ABC News Delivers FBI Propaganda on “Home Grown Terrorists” FBI fearmongering media blitz continues, as ABC airs “exclusive” surveillance footage from 2012 case, another idiot with FBI provocateur handler…
    • PBC Standard Podcast January 9, 2014 Activist Shahid Buttar Argues that Body Cams Won’t End Police Violence Shahid Buttar, attorney, activist, and executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, makes the provocative argument that Obama's proposal to equip all cops with body cameras won't solve the problems of police violence.
    • PBC Standard Podcast January 13, 2014 Former Tucson Teacher Curtis Acosta Describes Appeals Hearing on Arizona Law that Banned Minority Studies Curtis Acosta is a gifted teacher whose Latino studies program was banned by an Arizona state law, which is being challenged in federal court. He was in San Francisco for oral arguments before the US Court of Appeal for the 9th Circuit, and in this conversation, he provides the history of the case. We also hear part of the argument presented by esteemed law professor Erwin Chemerinsky.


  • Ring of Fire Radio
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    This Week on Ring of Fire Saturdays at 3 o’clock Eastern, rebroadcasts Sunday nights at 8 pm Eastern.
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    This Week on Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV - Sundays at NOON! Posted on January 17, 2015 by Farron Cousins
    »» Farron Cousins will be sitting in for Mike Papantonio this week.
    »» Howard Nations will tell us why the frontrunners for the GOP nod in 2016 are facing an uphill battle.
    »» Blogger Chauncey DeVega will explain why acts of terrorism on U.S. soil are largely ignored, and sometimes even celebrated.
    »» David TeSelle will tell us why Democrats are joining up with Wall Street to destroy public worker pensions.
    »» And we’ll be conducting a roundtable discussion with Brendan DeMelle, Carol Linnit and Justin Mikulka about the biggest environmental issues that need more attention.
    »» Watch at FSTV
    • VIDEO! THE HISTORY OF CORPORATE CORRUPTION & FRAUD with Robert Kennedy Jr & Mike Papantonio “Call us if you have a personal story about Fraud on Taxpayers or False Claims for Payment made by Corportations at 1-866-389-FIRE (3473) or contact us by email at info@ringoffireradio.com if you have evidence of fraud that robbed taxpayer dollars. If our government is paying too much due to fraud by a corporation, Ring of Fire wants to do a story on it.” Also see Papantonio & Kennedy on Corporate Corruption and Fraud — Pt. 1/4
    • VIDEO! Thom Hartmann: Will Anyone Stop the TPP? by Amy Eddings - A bipartisan group of legislators is attempting to give President Obama the power to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership through Congress with no real debate on the disastrous trade agreement. Thom Hartmann sat down with Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) to discuss the TPP, it’s effects on America, and if anyone can stop it.
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    • VIDEO! Papantonio: Dupont Poisons Water for 50 Years by Gary Bentley - America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, appears on RT’s Breaking The Set with Abby Martin to talk about a federal lawsuit filed against the Dupont Corporation over the company’s poisoning of people’s drinking water.
    • VIDEO! Papantonio: DuPont’s Polluted History Has Poisoned Entire Communities by Ring of Fire
    • VIDEO! Thom Hartmann: Time to Lock Up the Lobbyists by Amy Eddings - Everyone knows that lobbyists have an extreme amount of power over our government. Thom Hartmann discusses that power and how we can keep them and check and hopefully get their dirty money out of politics.
    • Join our blog at www.ringoffireradio.com. You can now SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST by clicking on the "Podcast" tab at the top of the Ring of Fire blog. Please help support progressive radio by signing up! Ring of Fire Radio Ring of Fire, hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder: Saturdays at 3 o’clock Eastern, rebroadcasts 7-10 et Sunday evenings on Chicago's Progressive Talk WCPT AM & FM and 4 pm et on Sirius/XM 167 featuring The PAP Attack! "We’ll bring you the stories that the mainstream media didn’t feel like reporting this week."


  • Majority Report with Sam Seder Streaming LIVE weekdays 12 NOON et @ Majority.fm!

    • MONDAY 1/12/15 Dan Dicker: Shale Boom & Bust: the Myth of Us Oil Independence
    • TUESDAY 1/13/15 Thomas Schaller: Stronghold: How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White House
    • WEDNESDAY 1/14/15 Karl Widerquist: The Guaranteed Basic Income & the Libertarian Dilemna
    • THURSDAY 1/15/15 Scott Horton: Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Warfare
    • FRIDAY 1/16/15 M&M Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter & Film Guy Matthew Weiss
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  • KEISER REPORT Podcasts and more @ MaxKeiser.com!
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    WHO IS MAX KEISER? Max Keiser is a financial expert, Prediction Markets analyst, inventor and filmmaker. He is the creator of the Hollywood Stock Exchange (HSX) the first Prediction Market. Max Keiser co-hosts "The Truth About Markets" on ResonanceFM 104.4 in London. He also produces and presents documentary films covering markets and finance for Al Jazeera’s "People & Power" series. Max Keiser started his career on Wall Street in 1983. He is the creator of KarmaBanque a site that enables activists to challenge corporate power.
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    Assange: How cryptography is a key weapon in the fight against empire states by maxkeiser - READ What began as a means of retaining individual freedom can now be used by smaller states to fend off the ambitions of larger ones (guardian.co.uk)
    Manufactured Terrorism – U.S. Officials Claim Credit for Stopping Another Terror Attack Created by the FBI by Michael Krieger — The “war on terror” is the best thing to happen to power hungry politicians since a fire of questionable origin destroyed the Reichstag building in Berlin on February 27, 1933. Not only does the “war on terror” represent big business for shady crony capitalists, it gives politicians, i.e., professional authoritarians, an excuse to destroy civil liberties and implement a total surveillance system to ensure the plebs don’t get out of line. This is not just an unfortunate trend that has developed organically due to a dangerous world, these are the goals of the oligarch class and they will do whatever it takes to achieve them. This is where the “war on terror” and constant fear-mongering comes into play. There’s only one small problem. In the absence of real terror attacks in the U.S., it’s difficult to keep the stupid serfs shivering in a corner in the fetal position. Enter fake terrorist attacks;funded, created and planned by the FBI. Read the rest here......... (libertyblitzkrieg.com)
    Swiss National Bank Goes Nuclear- Derivative Bombs to Follow? by The Doc — A day after the Swiss National Bank SHOCKED the market by de-pegging the franc from the Euro, causing a 30% move in the CHF Thursday, Jay Taylor joins The Doc & Eric Dubin to break down all of the implications:
    - Currency fluctuations could cause massive derivative bombs

    - Why we’re witnessing the destruction of capitalism

    - Jay explains why we may soon see carnage in the equity markets

    - Hard to see a way out of this for the Central Bankers- THIS IS NOT GOING TO END WELL!

    - Has the Swiss National Bank ended Central Bank PM Manipulation, and kicked off the 3rd stage of the secular PM bull?

    Click here for the SD Weekly Metals & Markets With The Doc, Eric Dubin, and Jay Taylor (silverdoctors.com)
    Swiss National Bank: Masters of the Game by Janet Tavakoli — This is the Swiss National Bank’s idea of “further measures”. Read …READ more...... (tavakolistructuredfinance.com)
    • KEISER REPORT [KR705] Keiser Report: Siberian Camembert (ft. Ben Aris) We discuss the ‘new world order,’ same as the old world order as China resumes its place at the top of the economic heap of nations. We also ‘follow the yellow brick road’ to Weimar where the road to a so-called ‘stronger economy’ in the UK is backed by a mountain of debt. In the second half, Max interviews Ben Aris of BNE.eu about misperceptions of Russia in the Western media, the true state of the economy and the thriving industry of… Siberian camembert?
    • KEISER REPORT [KR706] Keiser report: Ali-Baba Revolution (ft. Paul Schulte)We are joined by Paul Schulte for a double header. In the first half, we discuss the economic catastrophe that is the European corporate and banking sector heading into 2015 – especially for Spain, France, Italy and then Germany. In the second half, we discuss the McFarlane effect as the new chairman of Barclays could begin dismantling the behemoth. We also discuss the number one territory for fintech being . . . China!
    • KEISER REPORT [R707] Keiser Report: Banksterism Coming to you from Mexico City where we find the so-called “failed state” looks a whole lot better in many regards than certain Western countries. We look at the role of the US drug war in creating the ultra-violence which has led to the headlines that caused the perception of a failed state in Mexico. In the second half, Max interviews economist and journalist Guillermo Barba about Mexico’s unallocated gold reserves at the Bank of England, the failed state question and the future of the Mexican economy.


  • The Scott Horton Radio Show
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    Scott Horton is host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles and KUCR 88.3 in Riverside, and the Scott Horton Show on No Agenda Radio. (You can listen live Monday through Friday New show hours effective 5/26/2014 @ 12-3 PM Eastern! HERE.) Plenty of archives too!
    • Scott Horton Radio Show Progress Report: All right, yall, welcome back to the show to the inaugural Scott Horton Show progress report! It’s been an eventful year since the show and I (amicably) parted ways with Antiwar.com, so I thought I would highlight just a few of the show’s important milestones, as well as preview some of the exciting projects to look for in the near future. ........ The show on Pacifica KPFK 90.7 FM in L.A., still called Antiwar Radio, has now moved to join their Sunday morning public affairs line up (8:30 am pt - http://kpfk.org), and remains the largest source of listeners, with 15,000-20,000 people tuning in weekly. The future: Liberty Express Radio is growing and bringing me along for the ride. The great Charles Goyette hooked me up with Alan Butler and the Liberty Express earlier this year, and what has been the daily replay there from 3-5 eastern time has become my best listened-to show. And now they’re adding my friend Tom Woods to the lineup from 2-3 PM. That does it. I’m making the switch! Starting Monday, October 14, the live show is moving to 3-5 PM Eastern time on LibertyExpressRadio.com, as well as NoAgenda and my own stream....... New show hours effective 5/26/2014: 12-3 PM Eastern!
    1/13/15 Olivia Watson: Olivia Watson, an advocacy officer with Defense for Children International-Palestine, discusses the suffering of Palestinian children in 2014 due to Israel’s war on Gaza and violation of children’s rights throughout the occupied territories.
    1/14/15 Patrick Cockburn: Patrick Cockburn, a Middle East correspondent with The Independent, discusses France’s terrorism blowback resulting from their ongoing intervention in Muslim countries; and the Islamic State’s sustainability in Iraq.
    1/15/15 Barry Lando: Barry Lando, a former 60 Minutes producer and author of Web of Deceit, discusses how the US’s diplomatic blunders helped start the Gulf War, 24 years ago today; why George H.W. Bush is responsible for the tens of thousands of Iraqis who tried to rise up and overthrow Saddam Hussein; and how the war continues to shape the Middle East, US foreign policy, and the War on Terror.
    1/15/15 Jason Leopold: Jason Leopold, a writer for Vice News and author of News Junkie, discusses How Guantanamo Became America’s Interrogation “Battle Lab,” where prisoners were subjected to untested psychological experiments to determine “the effects of torture and the limits of the human spirit.”
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