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Majlis Podcast: What Was Lavrov Looking For In Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, And Turkmenistan?

February 10, 2019           |                                       

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov paid official visits to Kyrgyzstan on February 3-4, Tajikistan on February 4-5, and Turkmenistan on February 5-6. It was an interesting choice for the Russian foreign minister to tour the three smallest countries in Central Asia but not visit Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan. Lavrov’s main topics seemed to be security and […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Is on the Finance Committee, and Banks Are Afraid

January 17, 2019           |                                       

William Barr Is a Trojan Horse Ocasio-Cortez Is on the Finance Committee, and Banks Are Afraid In Facing Mass Extinction, We Must Allow Ourselves to Grieve Outsourced and Forgotten: No Relief for Federal Contract Workers Public Takeover of PG&E: A Radically Common-Sense Proposal Mitch McConnell Begins to Feel the Heat for Government Shutdown at Home […]

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The media recently was all over Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for calling Donald Trump a “m@therf*cker” in the context of wanting to impeach him. It got lots and lots of coverage, over a period of several days, while the really big work the Democrats were doing in the House is largely ignored, along with most other […]

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The most important thing we must do to save our democracy is get big money out of politics. It’s a prerequisite to accomplishing everything else. Today, big money continues to corrupt American politics – creating a vicious cycle that funnels more wealth and power to those at the top and eroding our democracy. In the […]

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In a move seen as an official signal that she is entering the 2020 contest for president, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday sent an email to supporters and shared a video on social media announcing that she is forming an exploratory committee to examine her viability as a candidate in the next presidential race. […]

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Small business consultant and lobbyist Craig Beaumont talks about his changing views on devolution. On this episode of Changed My Mind, small business consultant and lobbyist Craig Beaumont talks about his changing views on devolution, and the need to support small business owners as they seek diversity of thought. Beaumont is director of external affairs […]

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We asked Scottish writers how online surveillance has impacted on their work. The answers we got were shocking Photo by rawpixel.com We know what censorship looks like: writers being murdered, attacked or imprisoned; TV and radio stations being shut down; the only newspapers parrot the state; journalists lost in the bureaucratic labyrinth to secure a […]

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Excerpted from “The Grimoire of Kensington Market,” Copyright 2018, Lauren B. Davis. Published by Buckrider Books, an imprint of Wolsak and Wynn Publishers. This excerpt is reproduced with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Chapter Three The next night a bitterly cold wind worried the corners of the house and rattled the windows. Maggie […]

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Sen. Sanders joins Paul Jay who asks if breaking up the big banks is enough to weaken the power of Wall St. The post Bernie Sanders: Concentrated Wealth is Concentrated Power appeared first on The Real News Network.

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House-sharing company Airbnb was pressured to remove listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, after a campaign by human rights organizations. CODEPINK’s Ariel Gold says this is a big victory for peace activists The post Airbnb Pressured to Remove Listings in Illegal Israeli Settlements on Occupied Palestinian Land appeared first on […]

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This week: updates on UK war on “Unexplained Wealth;” why capitalism needs yet attacks government; historical reality of low wages in US; cozy deals between big corporations and credit rating agencies again; discussion of capitalism’s oscillations between nationalist and internationalist phases (are we now moving backwards to nationalism again?) and once more on the inefficiency […]

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