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libbyliberal: A Litmus Test on Empathy

The victims of the shooting spree included a 9 year old, a 20 year old aspiring medical student and his mother, a 46 year old dermatologist, a 52 year old car dealer, a 47 year old truck driver, a 12 year old, a 52 year old businessman, a 77 year old gardener, a passenger on Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Oliver Kamm Slanders Media Lens – again

Media Lens never engaged in “sexist abuse” of Emma Brockes, or anyone else, and never made threats against Bronwen Maddox. Unsurprisingly, the Murdochs appear fine with having this kind of extravagant liar on staff. Kamm obviously feels confident that he’ll never be held legally to account for being such a sleazebag. Norman Finkelstein responded effectively, Read more…

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Don Fitz: Green Time TV: Water Running through Missouri

Green Time TV Water Running through Missouri   by Don Fitz   Missouri has some of the most beautiful waterways in the US. They can be admired and enjoyed or they can be contaminated and polluted. May 2015 episodes of Green Time TV explore both sides of water. Karst areas are formed when limestone-based sedimentary Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: David Smilde praises “smart piece” in WAPO that quotes him

On twitter David Smilde calls out this article by the WAPO’s Nick Miroff as a “smart Piece” An excerpt follows: “I think this summit will amount to a real test regarding the region’s commitment to Venezuela,” said David Smilde, a Venezuela expert at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). “Will they circle the wagons and prioritize Read more…

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libbyliberal: The Rape of Ukraine’s Farmland by US Agribusiness

According to Colin Todhunter in “The Perils of Concentrated Agriculture, US Agribusiness, GMOs and the Plundering of the Planet” rich and powerful land speculators and agribusiness corporations are destroying global farms and farmers. Monster Monsanto lobbies ever-onward for monopolistic tyranny globally particularly enabled by our US pimped out politicians misusing our military and intelligence services as well Read more…

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Don Fitz: Green Time TV: The Substance of Criminality

Green Time TV The Substance of Criminality   by Don Fitz   Did it ever cross your mind that some relatively harmless things (including some substances) can land you time in jail, while other substances that are poison to plant, animal and human life are perfectly legal? The first three April 2015 episodes of Green Read more…

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libbyliberal: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 3/25/1911

Re-post from 3-18-11 Correntewire [historical info taken from American Experience presentation and poetry from Jonathan Fink] On April 5, 2011, 400,000 New Yorkers, 1 out of 10, showed up in the rain to mourn the deaths of 146 garment workers, mostly young immigrant women, who had died in the deadliest workplace accident in New York history. The victims Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Reuters, of all people, exposes coup plotters in Venezuela

This is quite a refreshingly in-depth article by Reuters (authors Andrew Cawthorne and Girish Gupta) that explores the most extremist elements of the Venezuelan opposition. It mentions that some of them, unsurprisingly, find safe haven in Miami and more generally that they are “aided by campaigners in Europe and the United States”.  It is worth Read more…

Gabriel Levy: The Anthropocene? It’s just inhuman

From the People and Nature site Human activity has changed the earth so drastically that we are in a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, says a bunch of scientists. No, it’s “capital, not humanity as such” that’s responsible, writes socialist activist and environmental researcher Andreas Malm in Jacobin magazine. Malm argues that it’s “the reliance by Read more…

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libbyliberal: Latest US Crucifixion of a Conscience-Possessor, POW Bergdahl

The Pentagon has decided to bring desertion and misbehavior charges against the former 5-year Afghanistan POW Bowe Bergdahl. The Wall Street Journal at one point published a commentary demanding a firing squad punish him. Right wing political and media operatives are still doing all they can to “swift boat” him, organizing and manipulating some of Read more…

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