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Democracy Now! 2014-01-31 Friday

Democracy Now (English) - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2014-01-31 Friday
  • Headlines for January 31, 2014
  • "We Will Not Break the Law to Enforce the Law": NYC to Reform Stop & Frisk, End Racial Profiling
  • Wallace Shawn on Artistic Solidarity: As Glenn Greenwald Can't Return to U.S., I Took My Play to Him

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From COINTELPRO to Snowden, the FBI Burglars Speak Out After 43 Years of Silence (Part 2)

Democracy Now (English) - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 21:26

Watch Part 2 of our extended discussion with three of the antiwar activists who broke into an FBI office in 1971 in Media, Pennsylvania The burglars, John Raines, Bonnie Raines and Keith Forsyth, are speaking out this week for the first time following the publication of Betty Medsger's book, "The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI."

Click here to watch Part 1 of this interview.

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Democracy Now! 2014-01-08 Wednesday

Democracy Now (English) - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2014-01-08 Wednesday
  • Headlines for January 08, 2014
  • "It Was Time to Do More Than Protest": Activists Admit to 1971 FBI Burglary That Exposed COINTELPRO

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Sea Change Radio: Correcting the Record on the “Cleantech Crash”, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 06:01
If you watched last weekend’s 60 Minutes piece on the so called “Cleantech Crash,” you might have taken a moment to check the channel and make sure you weren’t watching Fox News. The story focuses almost exclusively on failed companies that have received government support with no coverage of clean technology successes, no information on the success/failure ratio of other venture capital investments, and no mention of all the taxpayer money that goes to support traditional, polluting energy technology. Instead the venture is depicted as an unmitigated fiasco and an embarrassing folly on the part of President Obama. This most recent episode of the popular CBS news show has been widely criticized as having a Fox News-y flavor. It’s not entirely surprising when you consider that the current president of CBS News, David Rhodes, spent about 15 years at Fox News. Host Alex Wise‘s guests today on Sea Change Radio are Joe Romm of Climate Progress and formerly of the US Dept. of Energy, and Katie Fehrenbacher a senior writer at GigaOM. Each of them wrote a response to the 60 Minutes show, and today they offer their takes on how the news giant got it wrong, from interviewing the wrong people, to providing no actual data, to pulling out that old, rusty lightning-rod, Solyndra.
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Toppers: 'Toppers: The Year in Review, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 03:01
All the hits you loved in 2013 make their reappearance on this week's 'Toppers-- all the Armenian instrumental swing, all the early 20th Century versions of "Dixie," all the Joe Meek artists you couldn't get enough of on the music television.
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TUC Radio: Tom Greco: THE END OF MONEY AND THE FUTURE OF CIVILIZATION, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 02:02
Tom Greco demystifies money and banking and explains the destructive power of the current financial system. He says that our dreams of a sane, just and ecologically sound future can become reality only if we change the way in which money is created and used. THIS IS NOT A DOUBLE PROGRAM BUT ONE self contained 29 minute program)
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TUC Radio: Tom Greco: THE END OF MONEY AND THE FUTURE OF CIVILIZATION, Segment 2

Radio 4 All - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 02:02
Tom Greco demystifies money and banking and explains the destructive power of the current financial system. He says that our dreams of a sane, just and ecologically sound future can become reality only if we change the way in which money is created and used. THIS IS NOT A DOUBLE PROGRAM BUT ONE self contained 29 minute program)
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Kaputt X Radio: # 274 Absurdities of Global Money, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:56
Absurd demonisation of Bankers and other conspiracies versus better understanding of the collective responsibility and the facts
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Tucker Booth Needs A Job!: TuckerBooth Needs A Job! #59, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:33
great interview with So'nSo
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This Week In Palestine: Israel's Credibility; Mohammed Hmidat of PARC, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:41
First we discuss the gradual collapse of Israel's credibility worldwide. When Israel makes a "peace" deal, it evaporates instantly for the excuse of the moment. Israel's settlement incursions continue and continue, never mind solemn deals, never mind justice. Because of its antics, international players have finally begun demonstrating unwillingness to believe, or rely on, Israeli leaders' proclamations or promises. (Unhappily, those antics are defended by our very own wily "leaders" in the US government and supported by US taxpayers.) Mohammed Hmidat is quality control coordinator for the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee (PARC). PARC was set up by Palestinian farmers to provide rural development, environmental protection, women's empowerment, and marketing and shipping support for exporting farmers' output. This includes olive oil, which is widely considered the best in the world. Hmidat explains PARC's programs and recounts the Israeli barriers faced by Palestinian farmers who sell internationally. These include checkpoints, delays, height limits, inspections, duplicate certifications and licensure, border hassles, etc., all of which wind up costing a lot of extra money that would be saved in just conditions. But ultimately they are getting their products out.
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Coming Up: Meet the Antiwar Activists Who Broke Into an FBI Office in 1971 & Exposed COINTELPRO

Democracy Now (English) - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:00

On Wednesday, Democracy Now! will interview three peace activists who just revealed their involvement in one of the biggest mysteries of the Vietnam War era — the 1971 break-in of an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania. The burglars took every paper in the office, including documents revealing the existence of the secret counter-intelligence program, nicknamed COINTELPRO, which at the time was targeting black nationalists, antiwar activists and Native American groups.

A group called the "Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI" took credit for the theft, but no one has ever admitted to taking part in the action — until today.

We will speak to three of the eight burglars: Keith Forsyth, Bonnie Raines and John Raines. We will also speak to their longtime attorney David Kairys and journalist Betty Medsger, author of the new book, "The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI."

Stream the interview live on Wednesday, January 7 8-9am ET at democracynow.org.

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Weekly News In Review: KR Weekly News in Review 7 Jan 2014, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 21:16
Harper's Weekly Review "People don’t actually like creativity."~ Slate.com "Sensible on Weed "~ National Review on line
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Latin Waves : INTERVIEWS JOURNALIST/ACTIVIST CHARLES BOYLAN , Segment 1

Radio 4 All - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 20:02
Charles Boylan is a Canadian radio broadcaster and political activist. He is former producer of Wake up with co-op and currently produces and host the program Discussion on CFRO 102.7 Vancouver. Sylvia Richardson host of Latin Waves speaks with independent journalist Charles Boyland on the geopolitics of Capitalism and the ongoing erosion of democratic rights and public safety as corporate interests and predatory practices are increasingly becoming the norm. Looking from a local, regional and global lense the conversation explores worker's empowerment, organizing and a collective vision for 2014
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