The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap

From The Real News: JAISAL NOOR: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Jaisal Noor in Baltimore. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was widely condemned for recently saying, "The lack of compromise led to the Civil War." JOHN KELLY: Now it's different today but the lack of an ability to compromise led to …

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The Powell Memo – Full Transcript

Introduction In 1971, Lewis Powell, then a corporate lawyer and member of the boards of 11 corporations, wrote a memo to his friend Eugene Sydnor, Jr., the Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The memorandum was dated August 23, 1971, two months prior to Powell’s nomination by President Nixon to the U.S. Supreme Court. …

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UN Trade & Development Report 2017

Hi, The latest UNCTAD report is out. We have been warned. Full Report: http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=1852 Foreword: In sharp contrast to the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world economy remains unbalanced in ways that are not only exclusionary, but also destabilizing and dangerous for the political, social and environmental health of the planet. …

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Refugees and the Presumption of Innocence

Hi, For many months now, we've all heard/read on TV and the Internet the notion that if we were to allow refugees into our societies, we would expose ourselves to terrorists who mask themselves as refugees. This sentiment is shared across multiple continents, but primarily by persons with a strong sense of nationalism. Let's remove …

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U.S. News: What do ESPN, Reality TV, and CNN have in common?

Came across this wonderful article in the NY Times: CNN Had a Problem. Donald Trump Solved It - Inside the strange symbiosis between Jeff Zucker and the president he helped create -- The New York Times, By Jonathan Mahler, April 4, 2017 Jeff Zucker is the President of arguably one of the nation's largest and most respected news media outlet, CNN. …

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Confirmed: “States Rights” = “Fuck Those Niggers!” – The Use of Coded Racism in the Modern GOP.

Little over a decade ago, the Republican establishment finally admitted to their definition of "States Rights". It was doozy! Lee Atwater, one of the leading GOP strategists of the 1980s. He ran George H.W. Bush’s successful campaign in ’88 and later served as chair of the RNC. This is a clip from an interview that …

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Confirmed: Voting Restrictions Key to Republican Electoral Success

Let's talk about voting in the U.S.. Back in 1980, Paul Weyrich said on video the following words: "Now many of our Christians have what I call the 'goo-goo syndrome.' Good government. They want everybody to vote. I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have …

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