Posts Tagged ‘Big Pharma’

News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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Earlier this month, in Madison, WI, Professor Noam Chomsky reflected on:

  • His early personal exposure to anarchism and activism through people we wouldn’t today call ‘intellectuals’, but the insight of ‘everyday people’;
  • The crushing of liberation ventures by “fascism, Stalinism and liberal democracies” and the “miraculous sympathy and humanity” of the most brutally oppressed from Vietnam to Palestine to Southern Colombia;
  • His introduction to the “intellectual class” of “liberal democrat” gatekeepers during his graduate studies and its manipulation of the word “enemy” for “conquerors”, ‘radical rewrite’ of John F. Kennedy’s “legacy” to communicate him as a “dove” after the Tet Offensive, ‘liberal imperialists’  and their ‘unprincipled’ objection to the U.S. invasion of Iraq as a “strategic blunder” showing its ‘deeply rooted imperial mentality’;
  • The validity of the “Tea Party Movement”, the “big business community” and their love for Obama, the “owners of society” and how policy is engineered for “their interests”;
  • The “global shift in power” from the “workforce to multinational capital” making China a giant “assembly plant”, the financial community’s ‘rational externality’ of “systemic risk” for “institutional reasons” provided by the “Nanny State”, the “doom loop” of government bailouts that provide incentive for those in power to create “financial crises”;
  • The “moving” and “articulate”, though “ridiculed”, “manifesto” of terrorist Joe Stack before his suicide bombing (57:48):

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A talk by Gary Chartier for the Center for a Stateless Society on his article of the same name posted here; how to cut the cost of care by abolishing monopoly privilege.

Part One (10:21):

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Kevin Carson on the real meaning of ‘casino capitalism’.

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Kevin Carson breaks down the broken healthcare system in America in a rational manner that debunks the conventional wisdom of the so-called ‘left and right’.

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Mary J. Ruwart, Ph.D. is a former pharmaceutical research scientist and Assistant Professor of Surgery. She has worked extensively with the disadvantaged in low-income housing and was a contender for the 1992 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential nomination. Her scientific, political, and community activities have been profiled in several prestigious biographical works, including American Men and Women of Sciences, World’s Who’s Who of Women, International Leaders in Achievement, and Community Leaders of America (57:22):

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Professor Gary Chartier on: ‘promoting access, affordability, and choice by ending privileges for corporations, professionals, and the otherwise politically connected’.

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The “Affordable Health Care for America Act”: some facts and falsehoods about the latest push towards socialized medicine from Freedomain Radio. (18:11):

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CCR supports U.S. solders who refuse to deploy; U.S. ‘civilian surge’ in Afghanistan to begin; U.S. proposes one-year settlement freeze to Israel; U.S. drug companies writing healthcare “reform”; and more… (more…)

U.S. assisting Pak military aid to Taliban; Obama Admin argued to Court ‘state secrets is Constitutional’; Blackwater founder implicated by former employee and marine in murder; Big Pharma ‘at the table’ writing healthcare reform bill; Immigration crackdown under Obama mirror Bush; U.S. journalists kidnapped by N. Korea released; and more… (more…)