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Activist Christos Giovanopoulos reports from the rising solidarity movement powering Greek politics. / Jeff Dorchen pauses to examine the nature of tourism in his own reflection.
Journalist Sam Quinones profiles the pills and people fueling America’s opiate boom.
Policy analyst Karen Dolan surveys the effects of America’s war on its poorest citizens.
Policy expert Yash Tandon explains how free trade is a weapon aimed at the Global South.
Lawyer Peter Micek delivers an outsider’s view from inside the United Nations NGO Committee.
Free trade is a weapon / Inside America’s opium boom / Behind America’s poverty busts / Outside the United Nations / Solidarity from Greece / The Occidental Tourist
URL Labs’ Website Of The Week: http://www.researchgate.net/ Quote from the site: ”Our mission is to connect researchers and make it easy for them to share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise. On ResearchGate they find what they need to advance their research.” One downside – you have to sign up (it is free) before Read more
Reporter Dahr Jamail explores the melting, militarized future of the globe’s polar regions. / Jeff Dorchen re-introduces the human credit. Still a great idea 12 years later.
Historian Erik Loomis explains how corporations offshore environmental disasters and labor abuse.
Lawpagandist Brian Foley briefs us on the legality of bullying, power and abuse in the workplace.
Political economist Patrick Bond links FIFA corruption to illicit financial flows and elite complicity. Patrick wrote the TeleSur article FIFA Fraud, Africa’s Corruption and Elite Silence. Journalist Justin Elliott exposes staggering Red Cross failures and falsehoods in post-quake Haiti. Justin co-authored the ProPublica report How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Read more
Exporting capitalism’s downsides / Polar collapse / Red Cross fails Haiti / Bullying in the workplace / De-tangling FIFA corruption / Human credit returns
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Writer Lupe Andrade explains her journey from whistleblowing mayor of La Paz to political prisoner. Lupe wrote about her experience in the book Jailhouse Blues: 192 Days in a Bolivian Women’s Prison. Live from Hyderabad, Jeff Dorchen wanders searches for a place of one’s own, to poop Jeff reports from India, where he’s filming Read more
Legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw reports from the fight to expose police violence against Black women. Kimberlé co-authored the #SayHerName report for the African American Policy Forum. The Hopleaf’s Michael Roper checks in from the Hopleaf. Not the Andersonville Hopleaf, the UK Hopleaf. Michael is on vacation in Reading, and will be calling in from the Read more