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As we bid farewell to November, our team decided to present a brief snapshot of some of the alternative media in our World as we await December and look forward to being of service in 2019--beginning with a tribute to the Syrian Activist Raed Fares that was gunned down in Idlib as we pay tribute to him and all the valiant fighters for truth and justice in our World:
An H Bomb first strike will create firestorms and smoke that ends most human life; this is a fact ignored by military planners and by the Trump administration which doesn’t believe in climate science – says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay
According reports in Washington Post and Reuters, the Trump administration is actively exploring the option of placing Venezuela on the state sponsor of terrorism list, to further intensify sanctions that have already caused significant damage to Venezuela’s economy. We speak to Steve Ellner about the sanctions’ effects
Prof. Richard Wolff explains why the $3 billion subsidy for one of the world’s largest corporations is a terrible waste of public money
Bert Foer, Senior Fellow at the American Antitrust Institute speaks at the forum, “Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism,” held in Washington DC, on October 19, 2018
Chinese university students, inspired by their studies of Marx, are facing an increasing state crackdown on their movement in support of workers who have been trying to organize Shenzhen’s Jasic Technology. Prof. Zhun Xu analyzes the situation
Market fundamentalism’s ideological tyranny is metastasizing, afflicting the young, silencing politicians and hoodwinking the media. Too few progressives have a handle on the powerful arguments that can be made to counter market fundamentalism. It’s time to confront the myths with compelling empirical reality that deconstructs and destroys the plutocratic hoax. A roundtable recorded at the…
Can a $1.8 Billion Gift to Johns Hopkins University Spark National College Affordability Policy Changes?
TRNN’s Khalilah Harris discusses critiques and possible implications of Michael Bloomberg’s historic donation with Lester Spence, political commentator and Hopkins Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies
Sunday, November 18, 2018
|On The Road in Irvine, California at the San Juan Creek Reservoir|
It is dawn of Thanksgiving Week here in the United States. It has been quite a challenging week in our home state as epitomized by this courtesy of the Daily Overview:
What was reported by the LA Times on how the Northern California Started is absolutely horrific as we picked this during our daily assessment On the Grid:
The Culpability of Pacific Gas and Electric will be quite a development as the investigations continue. We welcome President Trump's visit to our home state yesterday.Please read their work: https://t.co/rQVNNxjP0i— Paige St. John (@paigestjohn) November 18, 2018
The Mid-Term results keep coming in. Although the Republicans will pick up a net gain of 2 seats in the US Senate, it is being negated by the profound Blue Wave. Orange County, California--our home county--will not have a single Republican Representative for the next Congress in the US House.
Beyond the Shores of America, there are profound developments around the World. We're seeing reports of pending elections in Israel with profound implications for the region.
We are also taking some time to reflect upon all that we're thankful for during this holiday season here in the United States. As we go "dark" in our properties, our broadcast pod along with our Twitter Channel will have updates daily along with our updates in our Google Corner as we leave you all with some Random Thoughts on the Week That was:
Friday, November 16, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
As part of our quest to help change the conversation about our World, we hereby present this courtesy of the Real News of what transpired in our World over the past 24 hours:
The resignation of far-right Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman in protest of the Gaza truce could trigger early elections as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu already grapples with the biggest corruption scandal in Israel’s history. We speak to author and Real News correspondent Shir Hever
The latest revelation about Brazil’s slow motion coup, designed to ensure that the center-left remains out of power and the far-right takes control, involves a general who admitted that he threatened the Supreme Court so it would imprison presidential front-runner Lula da Silva. We discuss the development with Brian Mier
The contest for Amazon’s HQ2 prompted hundreds of cities to put in tax break and subsidy bids. Former financial regulator Bill Black says these deals never pay off for the communities involved
There are reports of a new ceasefire in the Gaza Strip after a botched Israeli raid led to its worst bombings of the territory since 2014. We discuss Israel’s latest attacks on civilian infrastructure with Dr. Basem Naim, former Minister of Health in Gaza
Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement talks about why hundreds of activists occupied Nancy Pelosi’s offices demanding a Green New Deal and an end to fossil fuel contributions
Mustafa Santiago Ali talks to Dharna Noor about how global warming, drought, and winds created the conditions for California’s wildfires and what can be done to prevent this from happening in the future
Since October 2017, America experienced three of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history. This epidemic coincides with a frightening resurgence of white nationalism. Sometimes the two trends overlap. Watch more Empire Files.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
|Gaza City Earlier This Morning|
|In the oil fields of the Middle East Today|
Beyond Europe, there is of course the Middle East. As we went to press, Israel and Gaza were at war and there was another agreement to implement the 2014 Agreement brokered by Egypt and the United Nations as Qatar stepped in with 15 Million Dollars to pay Hamas Civil Servant Salaries and to get fuel back on track. This is as reporting was out of OPEC about a cut in production due to lower demand for Oil which may force Saudi Arabia and other oil producers to cut back on production--including Iran with US Sanctions. Meanwhile, back in the United States, President Trump has been on Twitter with broadsides against President Macron of France and addressing the on-going election dispute in Florida as a Democrat won the Arizona Senate Race.
Interesting times as a new week begins as we leave you with these "sites" from the Grid over the Veterans Day Week-End:
Monday, November 12, 2018
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