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Friday April 22, 2016
News Articles

Music Icon Prince Dead At 57
HP | Julia Brucculieri | 04/22/16

Prince, the legendary musician who brought us countless hits, such as "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry," has died. He was 57.

"It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57," the rep said in a statement. "There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time." ... Read more

Prince Online
In honor of the icon, several radio stations also went wall-to-wall Prince upon news of his death, including Minnesota Public Radio's The Current, Seattle's KEXP and UPenn's WXPNFM.
93 Percent Of The Great Barrier Reef Suffers From Bleaching
*People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy by Robert W McChesney & John Nichols

The consequences of the technological revolution are about to hit hard: unemployment will spike as new technologies replace labor in the manufacturing, service, and professional sectors of an economy that is already struggling. The end of work as we know it will hit at the worst moment imaginable: as capitalism fosters permanent stagnation, when the labor market is in decrepit shape, with declining wages, expanding poverty, and scorching inequality. Only the dramatic democratization of our economy can address the existential challenges we now face. Yet, the US political process is so dominated by billionaires and corporate special interests, by corruption and monopoly, that it stymies not just democracy but progress.

The great challenge of these times is to ensure that the tremendous benefits of technological progress are employed to serve the whole of humanity, rather than to enrich the wealthy few. Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols argue that the United States needs a new economy in which revolutionary technologies are applied to effectively address environmental and social problems and used to rejuvenate and extend democratic institutions. Based on intense reporting, rich historical analysis, and deep understanding of the technological and social changes that are unfolding, they propose a bold strategy for democratizing our digital destiny -- before it's too late -- and unleashing the real power of the Internet, and of humanity.
47% Of Americans Can't Even Come Up With $400 To Cover An Emergency Room Visit

ALBERT EDWARDS: Central bankers will destroy the 'enfeebled' global economy and plunge the world into chaos
businessinsider.com/ | Will Martin | date

Central bankers are going to destroy the "enfeebled" global economy and cause chaos across the world, according to notorious perma-bear Albert Edwards, strategist with Societe Generale.

So far this year he has predicted that the US stock market will fall by 75%, argued that we might be heading for another massive global recession, said China will be forced to float the renminbi, and predicted a "tidal wave" of corporate defaults in the US. Read more

Albert Edwards Finally Blows Up: "I'm Not Really Sure How Much More Of This I Can Take"
ZeroHedge | author |04/22/16

"I'm not really sure how much more of this I can take. So here we are 5, 6 or is it now 7 years into this economic recovery and it still remains pathetically weak. And so it should in the wake of one of the biggest private sector credit bubbles in history. The de-leveraging hangover was always going to be massive and so it is. Quick-fix monetary QE nonsense has made virtually no difference to the economic recoveries other than to inflate asset prices, make the rich richer, inequality worse and make Joe and Joanna Sixpack want to scream in rage." ... Read more

Seymour Hersh The Killing of Osama Bin Laden
The Killing of Osama Bin Laden by Seymour M. Hersh

In 2011, an elite group of US Navy SEALS stormed an enclosure in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, the man the United States had begun chasing before the devastating attacks of 9/11. The news did much to boost President Obama's first term and played a major part in his reelection victory of the following year. But much of the story of that night, as presented to the world, was incomplete, or a lie. The evidence of what actually went on remains hidden.

At the same time, the full story of the United States' involvement in the Syrian civil war has been kept behind a diplomatic curtain, concealed by doublespeak. It is a policy of obfuscation that has compelled the White House to turn a blind eye to Turkey's involvement in supporting ISIS and its predecessors in Syria.

This investigation, which began as a series of essays in the London Review of Books, has ignited a firestorm of controversy in the world media. In his introduction, Hersh asks what will be the legacy of Obama's time in office. Was it an era of "change we can believe in" or a season of lies and compromises that continued George W. Bush's misconceived War on Terror?
Seymour Hersh Details Explosive Story on Bin Laden Killing & Responds to White House, Media Backlash (05/12/15) [21:05]
Why Did the Iraq War Start? The Untold Story - Seymour Hersh - Reasons, Justification (2005) [1:22:50]
Leading To War - The Complete Film () [1:12:16]
Leading To War website
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, April 22 [6:12]
*DR | Friday News - Domestic (04/22/16) [1hr]
Presidential front-runners win big in the New York primary. Michigan's attorney general files criminal charges against officials in Flint. And Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
*DR | Friday News - International (04/22/16) [1hr]
President Obama meets with leaders in Britain and Saudi Arabia. Five-hundred migrants are feared drowned off the Libyan coast. And Brazil's president turns to the UN for support against her impeachment. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
*TRNN | Robert McChesney and John Nichols discusses: Jobless Economy and Citizenless Democracy (04/20/16) [21:57]
*TYT | How States Screw You Out Of Voting (04/21/16) [7:03]
TYT | Democracy Spring Arrests Continue, Including Ben & Jerry (04/21/16) [7:52]
TYT | Why Are Democrats "With" Hillary Clinton (04/21/16) [7:46]
TYT | CNN To Sanders Campaign: Can You Prove Hillary Clinton Is Corrupt? (04/21/16) [9:11]
*RT | CrossTalk: Brazilian Coup? (04/22/16) [24:13]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Does Citizen's United Assure A Hillary Win? (04/19/16) [12:17]
Aljazeera | Colin Powell regrets Iraq war intelligence (2011) [21:37]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

04.22.2016. 12:11

Thursday April 21, 2016
News Articles
TYT | The Many Reasons People Love Bernie Sanders (04/20/16) [4:08]
TYT | Bernie Sanders | The Young Turks Interview (full) (older, but good 03/23/16) [33:04]

Exclusive Interview: Seymour Hersh Dishes on Saudi Oil Money Bribes and the Killing of Osama Bin Laden
AlterNet | Ken Klippenstein | 04/20/16

A wide-ranging interview tied to his new book, "The Killing of Osama Bin Laden."

Seymour Hersh is an American investigative journalist who is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for his article exposing the My Lai massacre by the U.S. military in Vietnam. More recently, he exposed the U.S. government's abuse of detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison facility.

Hersh's new book, The Killing of Osama Bin Laden, is a corrective to the official account of the war on terror. Drawing from accounts of a number of high-level military officials, Hersh challenges a number of commonly accepted narratives: that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the Sarin gas attack in Ghouta; that the Pakistani government didn't know Bin Laden was in the country; that the late ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in a solely diplomatic capacity; and that Assad did not want to give up his chemical weapons until the U.S. called on him to do so. ... Read more

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden by Seymour M. Hersh

In 2011, an elite group of US Navy SEALS stormed an enclosure in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, the man the United States had begun chasing before the devastating attacks of 9/11. The news did much to boost President Obama's first term and played a major part in his reelection victory of the following year. But much of the story of that night, as presented to the world, was incomplete, or a lie. The evidence of what actually went on remains hidden.

At the same time, the full story of the United States' involvement in the Syrian civil war has been kept behind a diplomatic curtain, concealed by doublespeak. It is a policy of obfuscation that has compelled the White House to turn a blind eye to Turkey's involvement in supporting ISIS and its predecessors in Syria.

This investigation, which began as a series of essays in the London Review of Books, has ignited a firestorm of controversy in the world media. In his introduction, Hersh asks what will be the legacy of Obama's time in office. Was it an era of "change we can believe in" or a season of lies and compromises that continued George W. Bush's misconceived War on Terror?

One Commodity Trader Writes: "What Is Happening Has Absolutely No "Reasonable" Explanation"
ZeroHedge | author | 04/21/16

Call me crazy, and I am not a "conspiracy theorist" -- but what is happening has absolutely no "reasonable" explanation. So I have to think outside the box... Read more

In "Unprecedented Snub", Saudi Arabia Demands "Recalibration Of Relationship" With U.S.
ZeroHedge | author | 04/21/16

There is going to have to be "a recalibration of our relationship with America," former Saudi Intelligence Chief Prince Turki Al-Faisal told CNN's Christiane Amanpour. "How far we can go with our dependence on America, how much can we rely on steadfastness from American leadership, what is it that makes for our joint benefits to come together," Turki said in a significant departure from usual Saudi rhetoric. "These are things that we have to recalibrate." ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, April 21 [9:04]
DN | As Officer Who Killed Akai Gurley Gets No Jail Time, Asian Americans Debate Role of White Supremacy (04/21/16) [25:10]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
ColbertReport | Cartoon Trump Is Emperor of New York (04/21/16) [5:05]
ColbertReport | Stephen recaps the results of New York's primary elections (04/21/16) [3:39]
*DR | New Promise For Immunotherapy Cancer Drugs (04/21/16) [1hr]
New studies show immunotherapy drugs are effective against a range of cancers, and could become a more standard course of treatment. How medications that use the body's own immune system can fight some of the most difficult-to-treat cancers.
TRNN | Sanders Constituency Will Shape U.S. Politics for the Next Decade (04/20/16) [10:29]
TRNN | Why BP's $20 Billion Settlement is Business as Usual in the Gulf of Mexico (04/20/16) [17:17]
RT | Obama: If we let Americans sue Saudis for 9/11, foreigners will begin suing US non-stop (04/20/16) [6:18]
RT | Keiser Report: Marquis de Sade & Modern Bankers (E904) (04/21/16) [25:45]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
Aljazeera | Al Jazeera World - Yemen: Pulling the Strings (04/21/16) [46:28]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across

04.21.2016. 12:01

Wednesday April 20, 2016
News Articles
Some Headlines
New York Knockouts ... Trump: 90 Dels, Cruz: 0 ... Cruz Crushed... HRC Soars... Bernie Flies Home... New Plan: Win With Superdelegates!... Nate Silver: Trump Trounces Last Month's Forecast... Only District He Loses Is The One He Lives In... GOP Nom. Far From Certain...
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Hillary Clinton Won Among Wall Street-Friendly Voters In New York
HP | Willa Frej |04/20/16

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton performed well among New York primary voters who believe that Wall Street is a boon for the economy, according to exit polling data.

... The former secretary of state earned more than $11 million delivering 51 speeches in 2014 and the first three months of 2015, according to The Washington Post. Her three speeches (3 hours) to employees of investment bank Goldman Sachs earned her a total of $675,000, and are causing a particular uproar. Sanders has accused Clinton of being influenced by special interest groups. ... Read more

*Why Isn't Everyone in Favor of Taxing Financial Speculation?
HP | Robert Reich | 04/19/16

Buying and selling stocks and bonds in order to beat others who are buying and selling stocks and bonds is a giant zero-sum game that wastes countless resources, uses up the talents of some of the nation's best and brightest, and subjects financial markets to unnecessary risk.

High-speed traders who employ advanced technologies in order to get information a millisecond before other traders get it don't make financial markets more efficient. They make them more vulnerable to debacles like the "Flash Crash" of May 2010.

Wall Street Insiders who trade on confidential information unavailable to small investors don't improve the productivity of financial markets. They just rig the game for themselves. Bankers who trade in ever more complex derivatives -- making bets on bets -- don't add real value. They only make the system more vulnerable to big losses, as occurred in the financial crisis of 2008. ... Read more

More than 6 in 10 New York Democratic voters said that Wall Street does more to hurt the economy than help, according to preliminary exit polling reported by CNN and The New York Times.
RollingStone From the Good Old Days

Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever
Rolling Stone | Matt Taibbi | 04/25/13

The Illuminati were amateurs. The second huge financial scandal of the year reveals the real international conspiracy: There's no price the big banks can't fix

Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when a series of related corruption stories spilled out of the financial sector, suggesting the world's largest banks may be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything. ... Read more

TYT From the Good Old Days
*TYT | The Biggest, Most Corrupt Bank Scheme That's Not Being Stopped (05/12/13) [9:53]
Originally published in 1885, What I Believe is part of series of books by novelist Leo Tolstoy that outline his personal interpretation of Christian theology. After a midlife crisis at age 50, he began to believe in the moral teachings of Christianity, while rejecting mysticism and organized religion. He believed that pacifism and poverty were the paths to enlightenment. His precepts of nonviolence even influenced Mohandas Gandhi. Students of religion, political science, and literature alike will gain new understanding from the ideas presented in this book. Students of literature will get to understand more deeply one of the greatest novelist in history, while those interested in religion and politics can see how Tolstoy's philosophy came to influence the world at large.

Audio Book
What I Believe by Leo Tolstoy, Part 1 (1828-1910) [1:13:10], Part 2 [1:00:29], Part 3 [1:21:42], Part 4 [37:55]
or
WHAT I BELIEVE by Leo Tolstoy (full) [7:59:19]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, April 20 [11:20]
DN | Battle for New York: Clinton & Trump Win as NYC Voters Report Chaos & "Irregularities" at the Polls (04/20/16) [13:18]
DN | New York Primary: Chaos at Polling Sites, Broken Scanners & Whole Blocks Purged from Voter Rolls (04/20/16) [13:25]
DN | Is the U.S. Backing Rousseff's Ouster in Brazil? Opposition Holds Talks in D.C. as Obama Stays Quiet (04/20/16) [16:26]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
ColbertReport | Everyone's Angry About Campaign Finance (04/20/16) [3:03]
ColbertReport | Paul Ryan Is Probably Open To Being President (04/20/16) [5:43]
TYT | How To Debate Hillary Clinton Supporters (04/19/16) [12:37]
TYT | How To Destroy The Corrupt Political Establishment (04/19/16) [1:32]
TYT | Is Bernie Sanders' Campaign Over? (04/19/16) [11:14]
RT | CrossTalk: Those 28 Pages (04/20/16) [24:43]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | The Gospel By Jefferson, Tolstoy & Dickens... (04/19/16) [6:47]
Thomas Jefferson - Leo Tolstoy - and Charles Dickens all walk into a room in the afterlife. No - that's not the first line of a hyper-literary joke. It's the plot of a new play by "Real Time With Bill Maher" executive producer and playwrite Scott Carter.
*DR | New York Primary Results And The Ongoing Battle For Delegates (04/20/16) [1hr]
*Aljazeera | Counting the Cost - The global steel industry: What's behind the downturn? (04/16/16) [25:45]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

04.20.2016. 10:35

Tuesday April 19, 2016
News Articles

Trump orders new campaign hierarchy, spending plan
Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | 04/18/16

In a shakeup that's roiling Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the GOP front-runner told senior staffers at a Saturday meeting that he wants his recent hires Paul Manafort and Rick Wiley to take the reins in upcoming states, giving them a $20-million budget for key contests in May and June, according to three sources with knowledge of the meeting. ...

... But sources inside the Trump campaign said the moves are increasingly alienating staff loyal to the original team headed by campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, which had guided Trump from the political fringe to the precipice of the GOP presidential nomination with relatively little campaign infrastructure or spending.

One key Lewandowski loyalist, national field director Stuart Jolly, on Monday submitted a letter of resignation, according to the sources, who characterized Jolly as displeased with the reorganization. Under the new structure, Jolly would have reported to Wiley, who was hired last week by Manafort as political director. In turn, Wiley, who previously ran Scott Walker's disappointing presidential campaign, will report to Manafort, who was hired late last month and quickly boasted "I work directly for the boss." ... Read more

Wealth Inequality
*Wealth Inequality in America [6:25]
Robert Reich | Inequality for All (full) [1:30:11]

China Launches Yuan Gold Fix To "Exert More Control Over Price Of Gold"
ZeroHedge | author | 04/19/16

Overnight a historic event took place when China, the world's top gold consumer, launched a yuan-denominated gold benchmark on Tuesday as had been previewed here previously in what Reuters dubbed "an ambitious step to exert more control over the pricing of the metal and boost its influence in the global bullion market." ... Read more

The Chinese Start Buying Silver: BofA Says "Momentum Breaks Out To Highest In Years"
ZeroHedge | author | 04/19/16

Overnight a historic event took place when China, the world's top gold consumer, launched a yuan-denominated gold benchmark on Tuesday as had been previewed here previously in what Reuters dubbed "an ambitious step to exert more control over the pricing of the metal and boost its influence in the global bullion market." ... Read more

Goldman Earnings Plunge 55% In Worst Quarter Since 2011; Average Compensation Crashes

Institutionalized Lying - Why Central Bankers Never See Bubbles
ZeroHedge | author | 04/19/16

Every day there is more confirmation that the casino is an exceedingly dangerous place and that exposure to the stock, bond and related markets is to be avoided at all hazards. In essence the whole shebang is based on institutionalized lying, meaning that prouncements of central bankers, Wall Street brokers and big company executives are a tissue of misdirection, obfuscation and outright deceit. And they are self-reinforcing, too. ... Read more

Obama Responds To Saudi Threat To Dump Treasuries If Its Role In Sept 11 Is Probed

Obama Succumbs To Saudi Pressure, Will Veto Sept 11 Lawsuit Bill
ZeroHedge | author | 04/19/16

Following strong Saudi pressure to scuttle the Sept 11 Bipartisan Bill, the president made it clear on what side he stands when the White House threatened to veto the bipartisan bill to let families victimized by the 9/11 terrorist attacks sue Saudi Arabia while a GOP senator privately sought to block the measure. The White House and State Department are bluntly warning lawmakers not to proceed with the legislation due to "fears" it could have dramatic ramifications for the United States and citizens living abroad to retaliatory lawsuits. ... Read more

*Aljazeera | Inside Story - Is it game over for Brazil's first woman president? (04/19/16) [24:50]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, April 19 [9:57]
TRNN | Historian Gerald Horne Discusses: Black Voters and the New York Primary (04/17/16) [24:04]
TRNN | The Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes What Hillary Clinton Really Represents (04/17/16) [27:07]
TYT | George Clooney Trolled By Bernie Sanders Campaign (04/18/16) [7:18]
TYT | What Do Bernie Sanders' Tax Returns Reveal? (04/18/16) [8:03]
TYT | POLL: Americans Want To Tax The Rich (04/18/16) [8:19]
TYT | Trust In Corporate Media Is Historically Low (04/18/16) [8:33]
*RT | Keiser Report: Systemic Nature of Corruption (E903) (04/19/16) [24:46]
In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy discuss royal scum threatening to dump US Treasuries and the evaporation of 315 billion petrodollars without much impact on credit markets. In the second half Max and Stacy continue their interview with Steve Topple about what two weeks of #PanamaPapers leaks have told us about the systemic nature of corruption.
RoF | GOP Doing Everything Possible to Dismantle Democracy (04/18/16) [12:46]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
Note: normally I don't like shows where everyone is talking over each other. And normally I think Thom Hartmann tackles good topics, and the dissenters are really shown to be out in left field. However, there are topics that are so complex, with so many nuances, that both sides of the arguements are important to listen to. What counts is to have politicians that are willing to compromise to reach a reasonable solutions.
ThomHartmann | Full Show (04/15/16): Bernie Beats ALL GOP Candidates in New Poll [57:62]
*DR | How Georgetown University Once Relied On The Slave Trade And New Efforts To Reconcile With Its Past (04/19/16) [1hr]
In 1838, Jesuit priests at Georgetown University sold 272 slaves to keep the school afloat. Now the search is on to find the descendants. How Georgetown once relied on the slave trade -- and efforts to reconcile with its past.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

04.19.2016. 12:18

Monday April 18, 2016
News Articles

Hardly Anyone Trusts The Media Anymore
HP | Nick Visser | 04/18/16

Only 6 percent of people say they have a great deal of confidence in the press, about the same level of trust Americans have in Congress, according to a new survey released on Sunday.

The study mirrors past reports that found the public's trust in mass media has reached historic lows, according to data gathered by the Media Insight Project, a partnership between The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute. The report found faith in the press was just slightly higher than the 4 percent of people who said they trusted Congress. ... Read more

*WikiLeaks - The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA (08/18/15) [8:22]
I really like John Pilger and his Investigative Journalism. Check out some of his other videos
*JohnPilger | The War You Don't See (11/24/14) [1:36:41]
*JohnPilger | Breaking The Silence - Truth And Lies In The War On Terror (10/05/12) [51:05]
*BBC | The Spies Who Fooled The World Iraq War Documentary () [59:11]

The Elephant's Not Even In The Room Yet
ZeroHedge | author | 04/18/16

The elephant outside the room is named Discontinuity. That's perhaps an intimidating word, but it is exactly what the USA is in for. It means that a lot of familiar things come to an end, stop, don't work the way they are supposed to - beginning, manifestly, with the election process now underway in all its unprecedented bizarreness. One reason it's difficult to comprehend discontinuity is because so many operations and institutions of daily life in America have insidiously become rackets, meaning that they are kept going only by dishonest means. If we didn't lie to ourselves about them, they couldn't continue. ... Read more

Young Iraqis Overwhelmingly Consider U.S. Their Enemy, Poll Says | TheIntercept | Murtaza Hussain | 04/13/16

Why World Leaders Are Terrified of Water Shortages
MotherJones | Nathan Halverson | 04/14/16

Secret conversations between American diplomats show how a growing water crisis in the Middle East destabilized the region, helping spark civil wars in Syria and Yemen, and how those water shortages are spreading to the United States.

Classified US cables reviewed by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting show a mounting concern by global political and business leaders that water shortages could spark unrest across the world, with dire consequences. Many of the cables read like diary entries from an apocalyptic sci-fi novel. ...

... Almarai, which is Saudi Arabia's largest dairy company and has publicly said it's following the king's directive, began pumping up billions of gallons of water in the Arizona desert in 2014 to grow hay that it exports back to the Middle East. Analysts refer to this as exporting "virtual water." It is more cost effective to use the Arizona water to irrigate land in America and ship the hay to Saudi Arabia than it is to fill a fleet of oil tankers with the water.

Arizonans living near Almarai's hay operation say their groundwater is dropping fast as the Saudis and other foreign companies increase production. They are now worried their domestic wells might suffer the same fate as those in Syria and Yemen. ... Read more

Aljazeera | Inside Story - What are the risks of not capping oil production? (04/17/16) [25:10]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, April 18 [9:36]
*DN | Is the Seafood You Eat Caught by Slaves? Part 1 (04/18/16) [16:54], Part 2 [15:38]
John Oliver
HBO John Oliver: Lead in Flint (04/17/16) [18:32]
TRNN | Clinton Vs. Sanders on Big Banks, Part 1 (04/15/16) [25:33], Part 2 [30:41]
*TYT | Too Big To Fail Banks Shrug Off Dodd-Frank Regulations (04/17/16) [4:44]
*TYT | Nearly Half Of All Super-PAC Money Comes From Fifty People (04/16/16) [11:48]
RT | CrossTalk: Bullhorns Untouchable (04/18/16) [24:26]
RT | Keiser Report: Spy vs. spy (E902) (04/16/16) [25:35]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Size Matters! Elizabeth Warren vs. Paul Krugman (04/15/16) [12:38]
*DR | What Britain's Potential Exit From The EU Could Mean For Global Markets, The Migrant Crisis And Fighting Terrorism (04/18/16) [1hr]
As President Obama prepares to travel to London, the campaign to persuade British voters to stay in the EU is underway. What the 'Brexit' could mean for global markets and European efforts on the migrant crisis and terrorism.
DR | Michael VanRooyen: "The World's Emergency Room" (04/18/16) [1hr]
The most common cause of death for medical humanitarians and other aid workers overseas today is violent attacks. The director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative on why the field of humanitarian aid has become so dangerous and politicized, and how it needs to evolve for the future.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
Note: I don't endorse any of the videos in this section.
As I construct My News Pages I constantly run across a lot of NEW videos, and since I find YouTube frustrating trying to re-find videos, I save the links in this section so I can find them again.
Saudi Arabia's Obsession
SouthFront | Saudi Air Force Deploys to Support Turkey's Military Intervention in Syria (03/03/16) [3:58]
RT | Senator Richard Black: Turkey and Saudi Arabia biggest threats to world peace (01/11/16) [6:13]
Virginia state Senator Senator Richard Black says that Saudi Arabia and Turkey are the two biggest threats to world. "It's not Iran, it's not Syria, it's not any other country.
Wikileaks
RT | Saudi Arabia's obsession with Iran exposed by WikiLeaks (07/16/15) [2:16]
WikiLeaks: The Forgotten Man ... Private Bradley Manning (07/08/13) [45:00]
While WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange battles to avoid extradition from the United Kingdom to Sweden, on the other side of the Atlantic Bradley Manning is facing a court martial. If found guilty Manning could spend the rest of his life in prison.

It's a case that has all the hallmarks of a spy thriller. Bradley Manning was an American soldier serving in Iraq, when he allegedly downloaded classified military files onto a disk storing Lady Gaga songs. A short time later the authorities arrested Manning and he's been in a military jail ever since.

Early last year reporter Quentin McDermott told the story of Bradley Manning and the people who'd helped the United States government build a case against him. This film uncovers crucial new elements describing the ferocious battle between hackers and the U.S. government as they pursue Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks - The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA (08/18/15) [8:22]
BBC WikiLeaks The Secret Life of a Superpower, Part 1 (02/16/14) [59:28], Part 2 [59:34]
Iraq War
JohnPilger | Breaking The Silence - Truth And Lies In The War On Terror (10/05/12) [51:05]
JohnPilger | The War You Don't See (11/24/14) [1:36:41]
BillMoyer | Buying The War () [1:23:07]
BBC | The Secret Government: Bill Moyers (1987) [1:26:42]
Hubris : Selling the Iraq War - Rachel Maddow () [44:11]
The Spies Who Fooled The World Iraq War Documentary () [59:11]

04.18.2016. 12:36

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