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By: Tuesday May 5, 2015 7:00 am

Howdy folk! Baltimore Uprising, Day 7 – A former marine participating in the demonstrations felt there was a double standard when it came to him protesting. I think it’s fair to say this shows the mood of the folks in Baltimore, although it’s just a hunch – Arun Gupta: “Growing up between black and white in Baltimore” [...]

 

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By: Monday May 4, 2015 7:00 am

Two more weeks of classes before finals. I’m sure I can do this. Baltimore Uprising, Days 5-6 - The Real News is uploading a series of interviews it held with folks in Baltimore demonstrating, which can be found here, here and here - They even speak with students in the city about what changes they want to see. Indeed, youths feel intimidated by police and [...]

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By: Saturday May 2, 2015 7:00 am

Happy May Day folks! Rest in peace Ben E. King. Baltimore Coverage, Day 4 – The state prosecutor in Baltimore announced the six officers involved with the murder of Freddie Gray will be charged - Sure wasn’t a good idea for President Barack Obama to blame protesters in Baltimore first; If only he was in charge of something, may then [...]

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By: Thursday April 30, 2015 7:00 am

Things seem gloomy for us so enjoy the song today! Baltimore Coverage, Day 2 – Across the U.S., folks are showing solidarity with those protesting in Baltimore – Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY): Lack of the family structure caused the problems in Baltimore – Martin O’Malley, former governor of Maryland and hoping to run for president, is someone who advocated broken windows [...]

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By: Wednesday April 29, 2015 7:00 am

Keep that funky groove going, Baltimore. Rebellion in Baltimore – The folks in Baltimore are saying enough of the violence and demand change to a failed system. The riot in the city is just fury citizens there have – Here are five things to keep in mind when listening and reading about what’s happening in Baltimore – Max Blumenthal: “You Will [...]

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By: Tuesday April 28, 2015 7:00 am

Good day folks! International Politics Overall – Attorney Michael Ratner joins The Real News to talk about the success of the BDS campaign and the resistance against it – History is written in the eyes of the victor, even if the victor lost the Vietnam War - An investigation by the United Nations found Israel to blame for bombing schools in [...]

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By: Monday April 27, 2015 7:00 am

Another brand new week! International Politics Overall – Valuable insight into the Islamic State based on documents found describing the entire structure of the group and its plans – Using a Scandinavian model for our prison is fine, but we must continue to build new models to enhance a sense of justice – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said there [...]

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By: Saturday April 25, 2015 7:00 am

A relaxing song to end your week. International Politics Overall – Today is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide caused by the then-Ottoman Empire – Actress Angelina Jolie criticized the United Nations for failing to take action in Syria – Pakistan criticized the botched drone strikes killing an Italian and American hostage as an example of the “risks and unintended [...]

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By: Friday April 24, 2015 7:00 am

Good morning! International Politics Overall – Russia and Argentina announced energy and investment deal together worth billions - Part one of two with Alnoor Ladha, executive director of The Rules, on the negative consequences of the World Bank’s policies – The U.S. called for Iran to stop “fanning the flames” in Yemen; The U.S. does realize it has more [...]

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By: Thursday April 23, 2015 7:00 am

It’s Earth Day! International Politics Overall – The U.S. is now making sure there are no blackouts in a major hub of the Taliban in Afghanistan – The U.S., meanwhile, accused Russia of creating more air defense systems in eastern Ukraine – While Pope Francis I referred to the Armenian massacre as a genocide, President Barack Obama did not do [...]

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