Daily Archives: November 17, 2016

Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery”


Graver News

Published on Jul 31, 2015

Former President Jimmy Carter describes the current US political system as an Oligarchy, with unlimited ability for money to influence elections, policy, and law.

Jimmy Carter: U.S. Is An ‘Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery’


Secular Talk

Published on Aug 3, 2015

Jimmy Carter in conversation with Jon Snow – IQ2 talks


iqsquared

Uploaded on Oct 15, 2011

This discussion took place at the Royal Festival Hall on 5th October 2011.

Event info:

President Jimmy Carter is a Nobel Prize winner, author, humanitarian, professor, farmer, naval officer and carpenter. In this special Intelligence² interview with Jon Snow from Channel 4 News at the Royal Festival Hall, President Carter will talk about his career as president, and the past three decades as a senior statesman and ambassador for the Carter Center.

Jimmy Carter was U.S. President from 1977 to 1981. His administration’s main foreign policy achievements include the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David Accords, the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union, and the establishment of U.S. diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. After stepping down, he decided to establish the Carter Center along with his wife Rosalynn in 1982 to wage peace, fight disease and build hope worldwide. He was a pioneer in what has now become the widespread practice of putting prestige and status to good use in the world. The Center’s programmes have operated in 76 countries to resolve conflicts, advance democracy, human rights and economic opportunity, prevent disease, improve mental health care and teach farmers to increase crop production.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from President Carter as he relates some of his stories from a truly remarkable and well-lived life and shares his views of global politics today.

Obama Betrays Standing Rock


The Big Picture RT

Published on Nov 11, 2016

Thom discusses Donald Trump’s “drain the swamp lie,” how Democrats will resist Republican control of the government, and the wave of hate that’s followed Trump’s election with Dave McCulloch and Richard Eskow. Thom also talks with filmmaker Josh Fox about Obama approving the Dakota Access Pipeline and the future of Standing Rock Protests.

Josh Fox – Did Obama “Sell Out” On The “Standing Rock” Pipeline?


The Big Picture RT

Published on Nov 11, 2016

Big Picture Interview: Josh Fox, Gasland/Gasland II & How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change. So – is this the end of the road for the Standing Rock water protectors? Or has the real fight just begun?

Michael Hudson on the Orwellian Turn in Contemporary Economics


TheRealNews

Published on Nov 16, 2016

Economist Michael Hudson sits down with Sharmini Peries to talk about the elections and his new book ‘J is for Junk Economics’

Bernie Sanders Calls For ‘Fundamental Reassessment’ Of Democratic Party : NPR

November 14, 20165:44 PM ET  Heard on All Things Considered  NPR Staff

Thousands of people gathered to hear Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders during a campaign rally Sept. 14, 2015, at the Prince William County Fairgrounds in Manassas, Va.

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

In Bernie Sanders’ new book, Our Revolution, the Vermont senator tells the story of his life, his career and his run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

He also spells out the programs he believes the country should adopt to combat such ills as inequality, discrimination and lack of opportunity, not to mention the burdens of college and health care costs.

 

Politics

After Trump Victory, Many Bernie Sanders Supporters Say ‘I Told You So’

Sanders says he was not shocked by Donald Trump’s victory. But he says the election results show it is time for the Democratic Party to undergo a fundamental reassessment.

“I think it’s time for a fundamental reassessment,” Sanders tells NPR’s Robert Siegel, “and I think what that reassessment has got to entail is to understand that we cannot have a party that will win, if we continue to become dependent on big money interests and campaign fundraisers all over this country.”