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Tomgram: Glenn Greenwald, How the Rich Subverted the Legal System | TomDispatch - 0 views

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    As intense protests spawned by Occupy Wall Street continue to grow, it is worth asking: Why now? The answer is not obvious. After all, severe income and wealth inequality have long plagued the United States. In fact, it could reasonably be claimed that this form of inequality is part of the design of the American founding -- indeed, an integral part of it.

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Glenn Greenwald Explains How The Law Is Used To Destroy Equality & Protect The Powerful... - 0 views

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Johann Hari: How Goldman gambled on starvation - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Indepe... - 0 views

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    By now, you probably think your opinion of Goldman Sachs and its swarm of Wall Street allies has rock-bottomed at raw loathing. You're wrong. There's more. It turns out that the most destructive of all their recent acts has barely been discussed at all. Here's the rest. This is the story of how some of the richest people in the world - Goldman, Deutsche Bank, the traders at Merrill Lynch, and more - have caused the starvation of some of the poorest people in the world.

    It starts with an apparent mystery. At the end of 2006, food prices across the world started to rise, suddenly and stratospherically. Within a year, the price of wheat had shot up by 80 per cent, maize by 90 per cent, rice by 320 per cent. In a global jolt of hunger, 200 million people - mostly children - couldn't afford to get food any more, and sank into malnutrition or starvation. There were riots in more than 30 countries, and at least one government was violently overthrown. Then, in spring 2008, prices just as mysteriously fell back to their previous level. Jean Ziegler, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, calls it "a silent mass murder", entirely due to "man-made actions."
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How the U.S. government uses its media servants to attack real journalism - Glenn Green... - 0 views

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    A vital investigative report by Jeremy Scahill is first ignored, and then maligned, by subservient media outlets
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US war laws explained, why Afghanistan and Iraq wars are unlawful, how to end them - Lo... - 0 views

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    The laws of war are essential for citizens and legislators to master if humanity is to evolve beyond our violent history of war to enjoy civil communities. To bring these basic laws to life, we'll touch on war's history, explain the letter of US war laws, explain the philosophy/spirit of US war laws, and make the obvious conclusion once the laws are clearly understood that current US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are unlawful orders that our military must refuse and stop as demanded in their oath to the protect and defend the US Constitution.
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How Inequality Hurts Societies | WBUR and NPR - On Point with Tom Ashbrook - 0 views

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    New global research on equality, inequality, and the happiness of nations. It's an American issue.
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