Wednesday, December 29, 2010

29 Dec 2010: Today's Democracy Now!

Allan Nairn: As U.S. Loses Its Global Economic Edge, Its "One Clear Comparative Advantage is in Killing, And It’s Using It"

As 2010 draws to a close, what is the role of the United States in the world today? From the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to the cuts to social programs here at home, where is there emerging hope for change around the world? We spend the hour with award-winning investigative journalist and activist Allan Nairn. "You vote for Democrat, you vote for Republican, you get the same thing on state murder, on preventable death. But we here have the right to rebel. We have to use it."


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•Palestinians to Ask U.N. to Recognize State
•106 Journalists Killed Worldwide in 2010
•U.S. Companies Created More Jobs Overseas in 2010
•157 Banks Failed in 2010, Most Since 1992
•U.S. Refuses to Help Polish Probe of Secret CIA Prisons
•WikiLeaks: U.S. Rejected Request to Help Probe of Assassination in Dubai
•Eight Squatters Die in New Orleans Fire
•GOP Lawmaker Threatens to Derail EPA Plan to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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