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Thursday March 24, 2016
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TYT | Bernie Sanders | The Young Turks Interview (full) (03/23/16) [33:04]

Eye For An Eye Isn't Working, And Never Will
TYT | Eye For An Eye Isn't Working, And Never Will (03/23/16) [9:58]

On a tragic day like today with the bombings in Brussels, opportunistic politicians will always pound the war drums. New York Congressman Peter King never fails to defend the military industrial and surveillance complexes.

"There's no doubt the Brussels terrorist attacks are the most violent to hit Europe since the November attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.

But this is not the first, or even the second, terrorist attack in that time -- though certainly this will be the first- or second-most covered by Western media. Since the Paris terrorist attacks on November 13, there have been literally hundreds of terrorist attacks around the world. Factor out the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria and you still have dozens of attacks over the past five months.

Some like the attack in San Bernardino, California, were certainly well-reported. The attack in Ivory Coast earlier this month also was widely covered. But other attacks have flown under the radar. Here are some of the most significant terrorist attacks in the past four months. Read more

Why Do We Tolerate Wall Street's Epic Corruption?
TYT | Why Do We Tolerate Wall Street's Epic Corruption? (old but good) [6:11]

Explosive Accusation: Belgium Had "Advance And Precise" Warning About Terrorist Attacks, Did Nothing
ZeroHedge | author | 03/23/16

In what, if true, is the most incendiary allegation of the day, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reports that Belgian security services and other Western intelligence agencies had "advance and precise intelligence warnings" regarding Tuesday's bombings. According to the paper, "the security services knew, with a high degree of certainty, that attacks were planned in the very near future for the airport and, apparently, for the underground railway as well." ... Read more

China Sends Fed A Warning: Devalues Yuan By Most In 2 Months
ZeroHedge | author | 03/24/16

With the USD Index stretching to its longest winning streak of the year, jawboned by numerous Fed speakers explaining how April is 'live' (and everyone misunderstood the dovishness of Yellen), it appears that The PBOC wanted to send a message to The Fed - Raise rates and we will unleash turmoil on your 'wealth creation' plan. Large unexpected Yuan drops have rippled through markets in recent months spoiling the party for many and tonight, by devaluing the Yuan fix by the most since January 7th, China made it clear that it really does not want The Fed to hike rates and cause a liquidity suck-out again. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, March 24 [11:55]
*DR | ISIS claims responsibility for yesterday's terror attack in Brussels that killed at least 30 people and wounded more than 200 hundred. (03/24/16) [1hr]
Belgian authorities identified two brothers as suspects in the attack and say they've arrested a third. While Brussels was reeling from yesterday's attack, American voters went to the polls in three western states. GOP frontrunner Donald Trump won Arizona but his victory was muted by Ted Cruz's landslide in Utah. For the Democrats, Bernie Sanders won two states but Hillary Clinton won Arizona. Guest host Katherine Lanpher and panel discuss the latest on the Belgium terror attack, how presidential candidates are reacting, and analysis of yesterday's primaries and caucuses.
TRNN | Chris Hedges: "We Bomb Them, They Bomb Us" (03/24/16) [8:36]
TRNN | Phyllis Bennis discusses: Sanders Vs. Clinton on Palestine-Israel (03/23/16) [16:13]
TYT | Trump Goes After Ted Cruz's Wife (03/23/16) [6:15]
RT | Britain safer out of EU?: M. Ansar vs. T. Bugle heated debate (03/23/16) [17:07]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Mass Extinction Is Closer Than You Know (03/24/16) [3:35]
Climate change is real, of course, but two new scientific papers out this past week say that it's happening a hell of a lot faster, and in a more dangerous direction, than scientists were even considering as a worst-case scenario just a few years ago. We need a rapid worldwide shift away from fossil fuels now - not even a decade from now, but today - and if we don't get started, we, too, may go the way of the dinosaurs.
Aljazeera | Inside Story - Brussels attacks: Europe's new reality? (03/24/16) [24:57]
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03.24.2016. 10:17

Wednesday March 23, 2016
News Articles
ABC | Bernie Sanders' foreign policy speech in Salt Lake City, Utah (3/21/16) [23:20]
TYT | Arizona, Idaho & Utah Democratic Primary Election: TYT Summary (03/22/16) [3:01]
TYT | Bernie Sanders Speech Vs. Donald Trump Speech (03/22/16) [8:20]
TYT | What Will Bernie Sanders Do If He Loses The Primary Election? (03/22/16) [5:52]

Bernie Sanders Spoke Up for Suffering Palestinians, but Few in Broadcast Media Covered It
theintercept.com | author | 03/22/16

Sanders's address stood out in contrast to the remarks from the other four major party candidates left in the race.

Yet a query using the TV Eyes broadcast media search engine found that the text of the speech was mentioned only in a handful of outlets. Unlike the addresses by Clinton and Trump, no major broadcast outlet carried it live. CNN International read a section of Sanders's prepared remarks in a segment with writer Peter Beinart, a frequent critic of Israeli settlements; Al Jazeera America read a portion of Sanders's remarks in commentary on the speeches at AIPAC. BBC World played a portion of Sanders' speech dealing with the need to be friends to both Israel and the Palestinians. Although MSNBC did not cover the speech or its content, Hardball with Chris Matthews featured former U.S. ambassador Marc Ginsberg to explain Sanders's absence at AIPAC by saying, "Mr. Sanders ... has never really extolled his jewishness, much less any support for Israel." ... Read more

Jeb Bush Endorses Ted Cruz
Trump Learns Of Naked Melania Photo Used In Attack Ad, Threatens To "Spill Beans" On Heidi Cruz
The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazzetti

The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place in the corners of the world where large armies can't go. The CIA, originally created as a Cold War espionage service, is now more than ever a paramilitary agency ordered by the White House to kill off America's enemies. In The Way of the Knife, Pulitzer Prize--winning New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti recounts the untold story of America's shadow war, one that blurred the lines between soldiers and spies and lowered the bar for waging war across the globe. This new approach--carried out by CIA operatives and special operations troops--has been embraced by Washington as a lower-risk and cost effective alternative to the messy wars of occupation, but as Mazzetti demonstrates in this revealing book, the way of the knife has created enemies just as it has killed them.

Credit Suisse Blames "Worst January Ever" On Rogue Traders; Fires 2,000
ZeroHedge | author | 03/23/16

When last we checked in on Credit Suisse, the bank had just reported its first annual loss since the financial crisis and the stock had plunged to its lowest level in a quarter century. Things have not gotten better since then. On Wednesday, CEO Tidjane Thiam announced his second restructuring plan in five months. "I will not be a hostage to fortune," Thiam told Bloomberg. ... Read more

Israel's Cellebrite Revealed As Company Helping FBI Hack iPhone Encryption
Aljazeera | People and Power - What's Happening to American Democracy? (03/23/16) [25:02]
Aljazeera | UpFront - Noam Chomsky on the war against ISIL (01/23/16) [25:12]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, March 23 [8:44]
*DR | An Update On The Belgium Terror Attack Investigation PLUS Analysis Of Republican and Democratic Primary Results (03/23/16) [1hr]
The latest on the investigation into the deadly terror attacks in Belgium -- PLUS -- Primary results for three states and what the latest delegate math means for both Republicans and Democrats.
TRNN | Max Blumenthal says: Did Trump Play AIPAC? (03/22/16) [19:25]
TRNN | Jean Bricmont, author of Humanitarian Imperialism discusses: Why Belgium? (03/22/16) [10:25]
RT | Keiser Report: Warnings from Confucius (E891) (03/23/16) [25:54]
In this special double-header episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at the warnings from Confucius and Adam Smith. First, they look at the danger of those who think but do not learn; so 'free trade' deals are imposed because a 'think tank' believes it's a great ideological idea but without looking at history to see what happens when wealth and hope are taken from an entire class of people. Then they look at the most important issue of 2016: creeping monopolization as oligopolies emerge in every major sector in America and across the world.
RT | CrossTalk: Trump vs. Clinton (03/23/16) [23:28]
The foreign policy establishment vs. the novice -- Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump. Identified as a liberal interventionist, Clinton's views are hardly distinguishable from those of the neocons. Trump, on the other hand, holds a number of unconventional - even controversial - foreign policy views. For better or worse, voters just may have a meaningful choice when they cast their ballots in November.
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | The Muslim Conspiracy Theory Both Trump & Cruz Subscribe To (03/23/16) [10:56]
Robert McCaw, Council on American Islamic Relations (C.A.I.R.) joins Thom. Explosions rocked Brussels earlier today in two attacks that killed at least 31 people and injured hundreds of others. After ISIL took credit for the attack - Ted Cruz immediately called for law enforcement to "patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods."
ThomHartmann | Politics Panel - The Tea Party has Joined the Establishment (03/23/16) [12:25]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
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MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
The Bernie Sanders Interview on Chris Hayes (03/21/16) [10:43]

03.23.2016. 10:48

Tuesday March 22, 2016
News Articles
Bernie Sanders Flagstaff Arizona Rally (3-21-16) [1:15:12]
TYT | CNN Town Hall: The Young Turks Summary (03/21/16) [6:30]
TYT | CNN Town Hall: The Biggest Winner / The Biggest Loser (03/21/16) [5:24]

Brussels Under Attack
HP | author | date

Explosions at Airport, Metro Station... 34 Dead... Dozens INjured...

Deadly explosions rocked a Brussels airport and train station Tuesday morning, just days after the suspected mastermind of last year's Paris terror attacks was captured.

Belgian media reported that at least 14 people were killed in a bombing and an apparent suicide attack at the Zaventem airport, where gunfire was also reported. An additional 20 were killed in blasts at the Maelbeek metro station, Flemish public broadcaster VRT said, citing transit officials. ... Read more

World-Renowned Climate Scientist Makes Dire Warning About Sea Level Rise, Storms
HP | Jacqueline Howard | 03/22/16

If global temperatures on our planet continue to go up, ferocious super-storms could become more frequent and sea levels could rise several meters over the next century, drowning coastal cities along the way.

That's the ominous warning put forth in a new, peer-reviewed paper penned by former top NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen and 18 co-authors, which was published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics on Tuesday. Read more
World-Renowned Climate Scientist Makes Dire Warning About Sea Level Rise, Storms (03/22/16) [14:59]

More complex article to read, but interesting...

How the Paranoid Style of Trump, Cruz and Palin Took Over the GOP and Infected America
AlterNet | Lou Dubose / The Washington Spectator | 03/20/16

... Indigenous and deeply rooted in American history, the paranoid politics Hofstadter described began with a panic among Federalists, echoed in New England's pulpits in 1789, when preachers warned of the Bavarian Illuminati plots to undermine the new republic.

In the 1820s and 1830s the nation was seized with a fear of Masons, who were perceived to be a threat to republican government because Masonry was a secret society with its own system of loyalty and its own jurisdictions. Public hysteria about Masonic plots was followed by an anti-Catholic movement focused on the Society of Jesus, better known as Jesuits. "Anti-Catholicism has always been the pornography of the Puritans," Hofstadter wrote.

All of this is understandable in a young nation defining itself and defending itself from external and internal threats. It's when Hofstadter takes what he describes as the long jump to the contemporary right wing that the paranoid style of politics he describes speaks to our current political moment. ... Read more

More News

  1. Brussels Rocked by Deadly Attacks With Blasts at Airport, Subway (BBG)
  2. Death count climbs in Brussels blasts (Reuters)
  3. Europe on High Alert After Blasts in Belgium (WSJ)
  4. Brussels Phone Users Urged to Text Not Call as Networks Jammed (BBG)
  5. U.S. Embassy Urges Citizens in Brussels to Shelter in Place (BBG)
  6. Oil prices swept lower after Brussels blasts spook investors (Reuters)
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, March 22 [10:43]
Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee | Supreme Court Battle (03/22/16) [6:01]
*DR | Terror Attacks In Brussels (03/22/16) [1hr]
*DR | Debate Over U.S. Re-engagement With Cuba As President Obama Makes A Historic Visit (03/22/16) [1hr]
TRNN | Larry Wilkerson Discusses: At AIPAC, Hillary Vows to Uphold Israel's Military Dominance (03/22/16) [12:06]
TRNN | Larry Wilkerson Discusses: Castro to Obama: U.S. Has Double Standards When it Comes to Human Rights (03/22/16) [14:10]
TRNN | Chris Hedges interviews economist Michael Hudson on: How We Got to Junk Economics (03/22/16) [28:26]
TRNN | The Empire Files: Understanding Marxism and Socialism with Richard Wolff (03/22/16) [31:18]
RT | Belgium airport blast epicenter moments after tragedy (03/22/16) [1:21]
RoF | Sanders Embodies The Spirit of Occupy Wall Street (03/21/16) [3:19]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | When Political Parties Ignore working People... (03/21/16) [9:13]
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
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03.22.2016. 14:13

Monday March 21, 2016
News Articles

Here comes the opposition book: Clinton and her allies prepare for Trump
WashingtonPost | Anne Gearan | 03/20/16

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and her allies have begun preparing a playbook to defeat Donald Trump in a general-election matchup that will attempt to do what his Republican opponents couldn't: show that his business dealings and impolitic statements make him unfit to be commander in chief.

... They are now focused intently on researching the billionaire real estate mogul's business record, dissecting his economic policies and compiling a long history of controversial pronouncements that have captivated and repelled the nation in this tumultuous election season. ... Read more

Bernie Sanders Raised More Money Than Hillary Clinton In February
Reuters | author | 03/20/16

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders outraised rival Hillary Clinton in February but spent at a faster pace, leaving him with less money.

Sanders raised $43.5 million in the month, compared with Clinton, who raised $30.1 million. While Sanders raised more than Clinton, he also spent more than the former secretary of state. At the end of February, Sanders had $17.2 million in cash remaining, the Post said. Clinton had $31 million, according to her campaign. ... Read more

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'The System Is Rigged Against Regular People': Big Money Has Completely Warped American Democracy
AlterNet | Michael Winship / BillMoyers.com |03/19/16

Corporations have a stranglehold on both parties. Here's how it happened--and how we take our government back.

Few are as qualified to tackle the massive topic of money in politics as Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman. Their new book, Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy (read an excerpt), is a comprehensive and important examination of the many ways our lives are affected by the stranglehold corporations have on our government and society. And it's a look at how we can fight back. Read more


Wendell Potter:
I guess I'm known most for leaving my job in the insurance industry and becoming an advocate for health care reform. And it became pretty clear to me toward the end of that health care reform debate that nothing would really get done that really benefits consumers in the way that it should until we do something about money in politics.

My first book, Deadly Spin, began to explain why we didn't get the health care reform that we needed and so this book that Nick and I have written goes a bit beyond that and also looks at other industries and it attempts to connect the dots to show how big money in politics affects us on a daily basis.

Nick Penniman:
I came to this because I had spent more than a decade in Washington doing long form reporting and investigative reporting as a publisher and magazine editor. And most of the good stories that we did ultimately led back to some policy dysfunction, which ultimately led back to money in politics. It was a combination of that and watching the sausage making around Obamacare and around the attempt at financial reform that made me realize that we've reached a point in this country in which the money power is so significant that it's hard to truly fix anything. So Wendell and I, after many soulful discussions about this, decided to team up and do this book.
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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, March 21 [8:18]
DN | Obama Visits Cuba in Historic Trip, But Will U.S. Ever End Embargo & Give Back Guantanamo? (03/21/16) [19:08]
DN | "Donald Trump, Go Away": Amid Violence at Trump Rallies, New Yorkers Take to Streets Against Racism (03/21/16) [5:56]
John Oliver
HBO | John Oliver: Border Wall (03/20/16) [18:32]
"It's a big, dumb thing that only gets more expensive over time."
*DR | The Presidential Candidates And Their Foreign Policy Positions (03/21/16) [1hr]
he presidential candidates have begun to provide more details about their foreign policy positions. What shapes and differentiates their world views and how each one approaches key foreign policy issues.
*DR | President Obama Arrives in Cuba (03/21/16) [1hr]
U.S. President Barack Obama talks to tourists and Cubans at his arrival to the Havana Cathedral, on March 20. On Sunday, Obama became the first US president in 88 years to visit Cuba, touching down in Havana for a landmark trip aimed at ending decades of Cold War animosity.
TRNN | PERI's Robert Pollin says: Reducing Carbon Emissions Won't Halt Economic Growth (03/18/16) [9:25]
TRNN | Michael Mann Discusses: Earth Enters New Era of Extreme Weather Caused by Global Warming (03/18/16) [9:51]
TYT | Wall St. Thinks Elizabeth Warren Is Darth Vader (03/18/16) [10:01]
TYT | Bernie Sanders vs. Barack Obama (03/18/16) [23:25]
TYT | Young Voters Will Bring Us Democratic Socialism. It's A Matter Of Time. (03/19/16) [3:38]
RT | CrossTalk: Bullhorns Unleashed (03/21/16) [24:42]
RoF | Why The Hell Is The Corporate Media Bowing Down to Trump? (03/20/16) [10:45]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Conversations: Thomas Frank - Bernie or Hillary? Part 1 (03/21/16) [12:44], Part 2 [12:04], Part 3 [12:47], Part 4 [12:32]
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MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

03.21.2016. 14:11

Friday March 18, 2016
News Articles

Donald Trump Poses As Big A Risk To Global Stability As Terrorism, Report Says
HP | Ryan Grenoble | 03/17/16

Trump and jihadi terrorism both ranked sixth on a recent list of the 10 biggest threats to the world's economy.

The rising threat of jihadi terrorism, a military clash over China's expansionism in the South China Sea, and Donald Trump as president -- one of these things is not like the others, and it's not the one you'd expect.

According to a report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit on Thursday, the prospect of conflict in the South China Sea poses a lesser risk to the world's economic stability than the other two threats.

Yes -- that means the EIU, a research and analysis group associated with The Economist magazine, believes a Trump presidency would be just as risky as the threat of jihadi terrorism. Both threats are tied at sixth place on a list of the world's top 10 biggest risks to the global economy. ... Read more

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The Stunning Size Of China's Housing Bubble In One Chart
ZeroHedge | author | 03/18/16

Over the past month we have documented the surreal reemergence of China's latest housing bubble (recall the first one burst in early 2014 which forced Beijing to reflate the stock market bubble, which also burst over a year later), in recent articles such as:

But nothing does China's housing bubble justice quite like a simple chart showing what is going on right now with home prices in Shenzhen, which incidentally also puts the housing bubble in the context of China's recently burst stock market bubble. ... Read more
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Journeyman | Uncovering China's Empty Ghost Cities (09/30/13) [14:21]

The European Banking Crisis is Here!
ZeroHedge | Reggie Middleton | 03/18/16

The financial crisis and ensuing recessions have resulted in crisis in the global banking sector. Borrowers' inability to make pay back debt or even service debt due to an economic slowdown had hurt the banking system. Contrary to popular rhetoric, the European economy is still far away from recovery and so are the banks that are domiciled there. The sector is grappling with barrage of concerns including negative interest rates, elevated levels of NPL, China's synthetic growth engine facing the real reality of a slowdown, the softening of apparently elevated oil prices and impending regulatory and litigation costs.

The big banks in Europe have witnessed major reshuffles in 2015 with new CEOs taking over at Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and Standard Chartered. In the same year, Deutsche Bank lost a record (as in the most, ever) €6.8 billion ($7.6 billion). Europe's banking barometer, the Stoxx Europe 600 Banks Index recorded seven straight weeks of loss in 2016, its longest weekly losing stretch since 2008 - speaking of which... Read more

Christian right in decline: Religious conservatives have become so belligerent and greedy, people are turning against them.

If you think Donald Trump is scary, get a load of Ted Cruz's foreign policy team
Salon | Gary Legum | 03/18/16

On Wednesday the Donald Trump Fan Club on "Morning Joe" asked the candidate who he is talking to for foreign policy advice. He replied: "I'm speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I've said a lot of things."

Remarkably, this was only the second dumbest foreign policy-related news coming out of the Republican primary this week. Because even though Trump's steroidal jingoism could easily overtake the Bush era for the worst foreign policy of the post-World War II era, Ted Cruz is always there in the background to remind us that it can always be worse.

  1. Frank Gaffney: Gaffney is the president of the famously Islamophobic Center for Security Policy. ...
  2. Andrew McCarthy: McCarthy is a former assistant U.S. attorney who has, in recent years, transformed into a far-right pundit for the National Review. He has claimed that President Obama was "raised as a Muslim," and that Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin may be infiltrating the U.S. government on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood. ...
  3. Michael Ledeen: Ledeen, a Reagan-era consultant for the National Security Council who is now a fellow at the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies, has been among the most bellicose neoconservatives of the past few decades. During the 1980s, he helped set up the deal at the heart of the Iran-Contra scandal. In 2002, following warnings from former George H.W. Bush National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft that invading Iraq "could turn the whole region into a cauldron," Ledeen stated his support for such an outcome, writing, "One can only hope that we turn the region into a cauldron, and faster, please. If ever there were a region that richly deserved being cauldronized, it is the Middle East today." ...
  4. Elliott Abrams: Abrams is a former Reagan and Bush official who pleaded guilty to withholding information from Congress in the Iran-Contra scandal (he was later pardoned). He was a signatory of the Project for the New American Century's 1998 letter calling on President Clinton to ramp up military operations against Iraq. He was one of President George W. Bush's key Middle East advisers. The month before the U.S. invaded Iraq, he told Americans not to worry about civilians, saying, "We recognize that military action in Iraq, if necessary, will have adverse humanitarian consequences....
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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, March 18 [7:57]
*DN | Buck v. Bell: SCOTUS Case That Led to Forced Sterilization of 70,000 & Inspired the Nazis, Part 1 (03/18/16) [11:01], Part 2 [16:58]
DN | Exclusive Video: NYPD Arrests Bill de Blasio Adviser for Filming Arrest of Homeless Man (03/18/16) [28:24]
*DR | Friday News -- Domestic (03/18/16) [1hr]
President Obama names a Supreme Court nominee. Donald Trump warns of riots if Republicans try to block his nomination. And Michigan governor Rick Snyder testifies on Capitol Hill about the Flint water crisis. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
*DR | Friday News -- International (03/18/16) [1hr]
Russia begins withdrawing its military forces from Syria. The U.S. eases limits on travel and commerce with Cuba. And North Korea sentences an American student to 15 years hard labor. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
*TRNN | The Border's Already A Mess, Even Without Trump's Wall (03/17/16) [8:29]
TRNN | Joao Feres, Jr. talks about: Lula Joins President's Cabinet in Brazil, Avoiding Arrest (03/17/16) [12:23]
TRNN | Investigative Patrick Cockburn says: Is the Russian Withdrawal a Message to Assad? (03/17/16) [9:34]
TYT | New York Times Edits Pro-Bernie Article Into Hit Piece (03/17/16) [9:46]
*TYT | Hillary Clinton: No Better Investment A Corporation Can Make (03/17/16) [15:47]
TYT | One Country Refuses To Make Money By Killing Civilians (03/17/16) [2:18]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | The People Vs. The Establishment (03/17/16) [57:36]
  1. Thom discusses the "global risk" of a Trump presidency with former Congressman Bob Ney.
  2. Gov. Snyder's testimony on the Flint water crisis with RT correspondent Manuel Rapalo and radio host Farron Cousins.
  3. Huge victory for consumers with Food and Water Watch's Patty Lovera.
  4. In tonight's Daily Take Thom details why people are so upset with the establishment.
Aljazeera | Inside Story - Syria's Kurds claim autonomy in the north (03/17/16) [24:55]
Syria has been at war now for five years. And in that time, the Kurdish Democratic Union Party or PYD, and its armed wing the YPG, have skillfully gained control of almost the entire northern stretch of the country. An area the Kurds call Rojava.Aided by US material support and air-strikes, they are seen as a key ally in the fight against ISIL.But the Kurds of Syria have been frustrated, as their victories on the battlefield have not translated into political gains.Shut out of UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva, they have chosen to go it alone.Declaring their intention to establish a federal Kurdish region in northern Syria.The Kurds say they are not pushing for independence. Rather, for a decentralised, federal model to be applied throughout Syria.But their plan is running into major resistance.Not just from Turkey, which has threatened to go to war if necessary, to block the creation of any autonomous Kurdish region in Syria, but also from the bulk of the Syrian opposition and the government in Damascus.On this Inside Story, we ask if federalism could work in Syria? And how will Kurdish demands affect negotiations to end the war?
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

03.18.2016. 12:08

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