Abby Martin interviews Author and Activist, John Perkins, discussing the economic impact of the US’ new policy towards Cuba as well as the damage that international free trade agreements do to third world economies.
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The media is thinking about things.
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A decade ago, when things were going badly, we could at least take solace in the fact that we understood the problem: cowboy diplomacy simply didn’t work. George W. Bush had messed up everything. This was obvious. But at least there was hope – naive hope, but still hope – that someone like Barack Obama could fix all of this. All he had to do was show everyone around the world that we Americans really are nice people – to charm them with his cosmopolitan wiles, soaring rhetoric and Nobel Peace Prize and they would go about their business and leave us alone. But now we have given up on the notion that even Obama can change things. This loss of hope may be the most important and surprising legacy of the Obama years.
Scott Malone writes at Reuters:
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The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.
Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion.
The urge to sever ties with Washington cuts across party lines and regions, though Republicans and residents of rural Western states are generally warmer to the idea than Democrats and Northeasterners, according to the poll.
Anger with President Barack Obama’s handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants drives some of the feeling, with Republican respondents citing dissatisfaction with his administration as coloring their thinking.
In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to former Congressmen and Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich at the 2014 Burning Man festival. The two discuss yoga, life after congress and the notorious air force one ride with Obama.
Via We Are Change
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In this video Luke Rudkowski speaks with NSA Whistleblower Russ Tice. Is Barack Obama being blackmailed? WeAreChange learns that Barack Obama was targeted & heavily spied on before he even became a Senator. Russ Tice discusses the fact that journalists have been compromising whistleblowers. Russ Tice was once ridiculed and mocked for revealing NSA mass surveillance program, thanks to Edward Snowden, Tice now gets the last laugh.
In this video Luke Rudkowski takes on actor and former NFL player Terry Crews and has a very interesting conversation.
The Nerve of this guy. Forget deporting Justin Bieber.
via Crooks and Liars
CBS host Bob Schieffer’s was driven nearly to a fit of giggles on Sunday after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) repeatedly refused to take responsibility for last year’s government shutdown.
Abby Martin calls out the corporate media for its coverage of 16 year old Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai, highlighting her heroism promoting education against the Taliban, but omitting her important message to Obama about ending US drone strikes in her home country.
Well, that settles that. Via NPR:
President Obama defended the U.S. government’s surveillance programs, telling NBC’s Jay Leno on Tuesday that: “There is no spying on Americans.”
“We don’t have a domestic spying program,” Obama said on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. “What we do have is some mechanisms that can track a phone number or an email address that is connected to a terrorist attack. … That information is useful.”
During a lengthy discussion with Leno, Obama said he was “disappointed” in Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to Edward Snowden.
“There are times when they slip back into Cold War thinking and Cold War mentality,” Obama said of Russia. “What I continually say to them and to President Putin, ‘That’s the past. We’ve got to think about the future.’ “