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Apr 122014
 

Revolt, Rebellion and Revolution: some precedents.

Pre-Revolution in America and Successful Revolution in Russia

Non-violence is not enough.

Gaither Stewart

(Rome): As a contribution to the ongoing discussion in America about the what-to-do of the post-OWS period, I have listed here some of the major tactics employed in Russia dating from 1860 which eventually developed into a successful strategy in the Russian Revolution of 1917 that shook the world. Continue reading »

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Apr 092014
 

 By Stephen Lendman

Pro-Russian demonstrators occupy government buildings in Donetsk.

Pro-Russian demonstrators occupy government buildings in Donetsk.

Thousands of Eastern Ukrainians reject Kiev putschists. Perhaps millions. They want local sovereignty. They want autonomy rights.  They want them respected. They reject fascist rule. They demand their own referendum. They want Ukraine federalized. Continue reading »

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Apr 082014
 

Are They Ahead of the Curve?

The factory farm model of "food" producxtion is riddled with disregard for the value of animal lives.

The factory farm model of “food” producxtion is riddled with disregard for the value of animal lives.

by JON HOCHSCHARTNER

Noam Chomsky, the renowned socialist intellectual, believes that human society will eventually transition to vegetarianism due to concern for animals. Chomsky’s academic influence is hard to overstate. According to the Chicago Tribune, in 1993 he was “the most often cited living author. Among intellectual luminaries of all eras, Chomsky placed eighth, just behind Plato and Sigmund Freud.” Continue reading »

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Apr 082014
 

WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show
SUGGESTED BY B. HAVLENA

Injustice and Inequality

CLICK HERE >  http://www.greanvillepost.com/AUDIOS/lopate040814apod.mp3

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Taibbi

Taibbi

Matt Taibbi discusses the intersection of two of the most troubling trends in American society—growing wealth inequality and mass incarceration. He argues that our current system of justice allows massively destructive fraud by the hyper-wealthy to go unpunished, while it turns poverty itself into a crime. His new book on the topic is The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap.

GUESTS: Matt Taibbi

  • Scales of justice (Copyright: kanvag/Shutterstock)

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Apr 082014
 

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A full ivory ban would close the legal loophole that currently enables criminal syndicates to launder “blood ivory” from the black market into commercial circulation. Photo: Gary Stolz / USFWS

In China, civil society is pressuring the government to replace the current dual-market, mixed-message ivory legislature with a full blanket ban.

At the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference on March 3, former NBA star Yao Ming delivered a petition calling for an outright ban of the sale, import, purchase and transport of ivory and ivory products. Among the signatories were influential heads of big business – many of which belong to the ruling Chinese Communist Party – such as Wang Wenjing (Chairman and CEO of Yonyou Software) and Liu Jun (Chairman of Eagle International Holdings). Continue reading »

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