Monthly Archives: May 2013

Imagine for a moment that in 2010, China’s leaders had announced a long-term, up to $60 billion arms deal with an extreme Islamic fundamentalist regime in the Middle East, one that was notoriously repressive to women and a well-known supporter of the Taliban. Imagine as well that the first $30 billion part of that deal, involving 84 advanced jet fighters, was sealed in 2011, and that, since then, the sales have never stopped: several kinds of helicopters, artillery, armored personnel carriers, upgraded tanks, surface-to-air missile systems, even possibly a litoral combat vessel, among other purchases. Then include one more piece of information in the mix. In 2013, China added in “an advanced class of precision ‘standoff munitions’” — missiles that could be fired from those previously purchased advanced jet fighters.


Tomgram: Michael Klare, A Future in Arms Imagine for a moment that in 2010, China’s leaders had announced a long-term, up to $60 billion arms deal with an extreme Islamic fundamentalist regime in the Middle East, one that was notoriously repressive to … Continue reading

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The Cold War Redux? Are Washington, Moscow, and Beijing Using the Global Arms Trade to Create a New Cold War?


The Cold War Redux? Are Washington, Moscow, and Beijing Using the Global Arms Trade to Create a New Cold War? By Michael T. Klare Did Washington just give Israel the green light for a future attack on Iran via an arms deal?  Did … Continue reading

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The Cold War Redux? Are Washington, Moscow, and Beijing Using the Global Arms Trade to Create a New Cold War?


The Cold War Redux? Are Washington, Moscow, and Beijing Using the Global Arms Trade to Create a New Cold War? By Michael T. Klare Did Washington just give Israel the green light for a future attack on Iran via an arms deal?  Did … Continue reading

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Already, 95% of hogs in the U.S. are raised on factory farms, and this merger could increase that. We may export the pork, but we keep the millions of gallons of manure right here in U.S. hog raising communities in North Carolina and Iowa.


Chinese Bacon?Stop the Largest Chinese takeover of an American Company What happens when a Chinese company owns America’s biggest pork supplier? Let’s not find out. Ask your members of Congress to stop the Chinese buyout of Smithfield. Dear Kevin, Move … Continue reading

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THOUGHT PROVOKING CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCE–WHAT A VIDEO?


As a lifelong multicultural- and language educator, I find this to be one of the more thought-provoking and discussion-provoking short, videos I have seen.–kAS Korean American Woman Turns The Stereotype Table On White Man (VIDEO)  by Egberto Willie   Stereotypes … Continue reading

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“Why is UK violating Assange’s rights?” asks ECUADOR


Ecuador accuses UK of ‘violating Assange’s human rights’ from RT             Download video (29.03 MB) Embed   Ecuador has accused the UK of violating Julian Assange’s human rights by refusing to allow the WikiLeaks founder … Continue reading

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Ben Franklin on why Americans went to War with the British: BANKERS & Lenders


 

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Humor for English Teachers


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The Well-Paying Jobs in America are often Union Jobs–Wake Up, America!


 

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Nearly one in four Americans has no paid vacation and no paid holidays.


The leisure and relaxation or holiday sector of most OECD economies makes up well over 10%. The USA, by hyperfocusing on other facets of development, has been killing a big boon to the USA economy for decades by not supporting … Continue reading

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