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La Blogoth?que & Arte Concert Festival presents The Divine Comedy – Funny Peculiar & Songs of Love | A Take Away Show Shot at Les Bains on April 2016 as part of Arte Concert Festival in Paris. Directed by Colin Solal Cardo Sound recording by Romain Grenier, Etienne Pozzo & Guillaume De La Vill?on Audio […]

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Fed up with Wall Street? Do something about it!

on August 30, 2016

Instead of griping about the greedheads of Wall Street and the ripoff financial system they?ve hung around our necks ? why don?t we ?Take On Wall Street?? That?s both the name and the feisty attitude of a nationwide campaign that a coalition of grassroots groups has launched to do just that: Take on Wall Street. […]

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Colin Kaepernick and Racism of The Star-Spangled Banner

on August 30, 2016

The group?RootsAction.org?has started a petition: ?Tell Colin Kaepernick you support his brave stance for racial justice.? The group states that it was signed by 7,500 ?the first eight hours after it was launched?on Monday?afternoon.? GERALD HORNE,?GHorne[at]uh.eduHorne?is Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. His books include?Negro Comrades of the […]

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Democracy Now! 2016-08-30 Tuesday

on August 30, 2016

Democracy Now! 2016-08-30 Tuesday Headlines for August 30, 2016 Our Children’s Lives Depend on This Drug: A Mother’s Plea to CEO After EpiPen Price Jumped 400% Why Are We Paying $300 for an EpiPen That Holds Only $1 Worth of Medicine? Debate: Is Recalling Judge Persky a Victory for Sexual Assault Survivors or a Dangerous […]

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Walter Mosley on Empire, English, and Beethoven

on August 30, 2016

On this week?s podcast, we welcome basketball legend, activist, and bestselling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who came to the Library this summer for a conversation with his hero, critically acclaimed author Walter Mosley. In this thought-provoking conversation, Abdul-Jabbar and Mosley talk about fiction, racial injustice, and the nature of truth.

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said his country will continue to forge closer ties with the European Union despite the rejection of an association agreement by Dutch voters in a nonbinding referendum. (Reuters) Originally published at – http://www.rferl.org/media/video/poroshenko-reacts-to-rejection-of-dutch-voters/27659756.html

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Links for 2016-08-29 [del.icio.us]

on August 30, 2016

L??conomie p?troli?re a de multiples cons?quences sur la vie quotidienne des populations et la g?opolitique des pays. Elle peut ?tre l??l?ment d?clencheur de guerres ou affecter le co?t de la vie. Quelques anecdotes, parfois dr?les parfois terrifiantes, jalonnent les chiffres de l??conomie p?troli?re : en Norv?ge et au Venezuela, on paie respectivement le saumon et […]

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“Serrano de Coraz?n” by Guillermo Vel?zquez y los Leones de la Sierra de Xich?

on August 29, 2016

Read more about “Serrano de Coraz?n” by Guillermo Vel?zquez y los Leones de la Sierra de Xich? on the Smithsonian Folkways website: http://goo.gl/3u5cQO On August 26th, Smithsonian Folkways released ?Serrano de Coraz?n? (Highlander at Heart), an album rooted in the Mexican musical tradition huapango arribe?o as interpreted by Guillermo Vel?zquez and his Leones de la […]

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http://KEXP.ORG presents Thunderpussy performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded July 22, 2016. Songs: Speed Queen Fever The Cloud Welcome To The Disco Thunderpussy Host: Kevin Cole Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D’Alessandro & Justin Wilmore Editor: Jim Beckmann http://kexp.org http://www.thunderpussyusa.com

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From the Archive: New Orleans After Katrina

on August 29, 2016

Illustration by?Brian Hubble On this eleventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina landing in New Orleans we share a personal account of the decade following the storm. The story was originally published in the September 2015 issue of The Progressive Magazine. I?am a parent of three, a black New Orleanian with roots going back at least five […]

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Colin Kaepernick Isn't Unpatriotic, Levi's Is

on August 29, 2016

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks at a news conference in New Orleans, January 30, 2013. (AJ Mast / The New York Times) Even though the season doesn’t start for another two weeks, the National Football League is already embroiled in controversy. The latest lightning rod for sports radio hot takes is San Francisco […]

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Though nominally communist, Laos abolished free health care in the 1990s, and only spends 0.5 percent of GDP on health service, among the lowest rates in the world. Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RFAvideo Radio Free Asia official site: http://rfa.org Follow Radio Free Asia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadioFreeAsia Twitter: https://twitter.com/RadioFreeAsia About RFA: Through objective, timely reporting and news […]

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What the Election Will Mean for Schools

on August 29, 2016

Superman image by?ErikaWittlieb If there is an upside to this terrible presidential election, it?s that it might serve as a wake-up call: Help is not coming. Superman is not in mid-costume-change somewhere. Your vote will not summon a genii from the electoral bottle to grant your wish. This is true for many issues, none more […]

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Illinois Sues Controversial Drug Maker Over Deceptive Marketing Practices

on August 29, 2016

Illinois? attorney general has filed suit against Insys Therapeutics, accusing the controversial pharmaceutical company of using deceptive marketing practices ? including paying an indicted doctor thousands of dollars for ?sham? speaking events ? to sell its signature pain medication. It?s not unusual for drug makers to pay doctors who have histories of misconduct for consulting […]

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