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  • 01:38

    Q&A: Seven Virtues, Repression, Care of the Body, and More

    in Self Help

    Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh answered questions on the special seven virtues, signs of repression, the ethics of care for the body, and more in this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio. 

    Question 1: What's so special about the seven virtues? 

    Question 2: What are the signs of emotional repression? 

    Question 3: What is the moral status of actions aimed at tending to one's body? 

    To download or feed a high-quality version of this episode, plus show notes and other details, visit its archive page. 

    For more from Dr. Diana Hsieh on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit PhilosophyInAction.com.

  • 00:21

    Jason Hartman--Financial Repression Comes In All Shapes And Sizes #2704

    in Finance

    Jason Hartman joined us today to discuss the antidote to Financial Repression. Jason has been marketing the cure to Financial Repression before he even knew it existed. While you can chase higher yield in various funds, the fact is that the high fees and expenses that you will encounter are just another form of Financial Repression. Over the course of decades you'll be eaten alive. Unlike buying and holding single family homes where there's nobody nickeling and diming you into oblivion. 

  • 00:21

    Mark Thornton--The True Meaning Of Financial Repression #2668

    in Finance

    Mark writes, "With politicians and central bankers seemingly gone mad with their obsession for money printing and ultra low interest rates, it is nice to know that academic economists have a term (i.e., financial repression) for the policies that have created our current economic conditions. However, it is not a new term. Its use dates back to at least 1973 when two Stanford University economists, Edward Shaw and Ronald McKinnon, used the term in separate publications. The phrase was initially meant to criticize various policies that reduced economic growth in undeveloped countries, rather than as an indictment of the world’s leading modern economies. Financial repression is a revolving set of policies where the government insidiously takes wealth from the private sector, and more specifically makes it easier for government to finance its debt. In today’s environment this includes:


    1. ZIRP or “zero interest rate policy”  2. QE or “quantitative easing”  -These are the two major policies of financial repression currently in use. The combination of the two policies has allowed governments to borrow money, both short- and long-term bonds, at extremely low interest rates. This, in turn, has kept the government’s interest payments on the national debt relatively low."  It won't end well of that we can be certain. Take a look at the frescoes Mark refers to in his article and see if you recognize a parallel to modern America. The Allegory of Good

  • 01:22
  • 00:17

    Repression or Expression - It's Your Choice

    in Self Help

    Repression or Expression - It's Your Choice.


    Learn how to remove your Repressive Self and Expressive Self will naturally shine through. You are here to be a wonderfully creative being, expressing love, success, harmony and peace.

  • 00:51

    Agitator Radio

    in Politics Progressive

    Frank Chapman was wrongfully convicted of murder and arm robbery in 1961 and sentenced to life and fifty years in the Missouri State Prison. His case was taken up by the National Alliance Against  Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) and after 14 years imprisonment he was released in 1976. In 1983 he was elected Executive Director of NAARPR. He worked with Charlene Mitchell, who preceded him as Executive Director of NAARPR, on building an international campaign to free Rev. Ben Chavis and the Wilmington Ten, Joann Little, and others falsely accused and politically persecuted. He was a part of the international campaign to Free Nelson Mandela. He has been a part of leading the struggle in Chicago for the past three years to stop police crimes, especially murder, torture, beatings and racial profiling.  He is presently Field Organizer and Educational Director of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.


    In addition to being a community organizer Frank is also a published writer since 1966 when his first essay on “Science and Africa” appeared in the Summer edition of Freedomways magazine.   He became a contributing editor of Freedomways magazine in 1981.  He also wrote for the Musicians Local 802’s newspaper in New York City and Local 199 Health Care Workers Union.

  • 00:33

    WORLD WIDE AFRICA THE VOICE OF THE PAN AFRICAN MOVEMENT

    in Politics

    NEWTON: Repression breeds resistance.  We feel that by virtue of the fact that we are being attacked, and the attacks simply because we are threatening them. We are threatening their very foundation, their very existence.  Otherwise they should try to pretend to the world that this is democracy and they would support our right to freedom of speech, our right to freedom of the press, and our right to political activity.  But all these so-called democratic civil rights are denied the Black Panther Party, which is the vanguard of the people.  so the Party must be hitting a sensitive spot: it must be threatening the bureaucratic imperialistic capitalist.  We welcome all attacks.  We will overcome all obstacles and advance wave upon wave.  We will rid the world of the bourgeoisie and destroy all of the monsters, and the whole world will belong to the people.


    CHAPTER VI SLAVES CAN POSSESS NOTHING


    THE AMERICAN SLAVE CODE …. Man  was created proprietor of the earth, with dominion over the beasts of the field.  The humanity of the slave is denied, by denying to him any share in this original right of human nature or capability of its exercise.  He is “not ranked among sentient beings, but among things.” A chattel cannot be the owner of a chattel. the slave “can possess nothing nor acquire anything but what must belong to his master.”  (Civil Code, Art.35)  They cannot take by purchase or descent.” “Slaves have no legal rights in things, real or personal; but whatever they may acquire, belongs, in point of law, to their masters.” 


    To read Huey’s work we must understand that we have not moved beyond the status of Slaves in this country.  That we are in the 21st century with the United Nations World Court watching the atrocities of theft and destruction enacted against us, HUMAN BEINGS!

  • 00:31

    WORLD WIDE AFRICA THE VOICE OF THE PAN AFRICAN MOVEMENT

    in Politics

     


    "If a man is not protected from cruel and unreasonable battery at the pleasure of his assailant, how can he be protected from circle and unreasonable battery at the pleasure of his assailant, how can he be protected from the liability to be killed by such battery?  And if the law permits the optional battery of a man, what power can it retain to punish him for the natural effects of such battery?  Will the law allow one man to beat another a much as he pleases , or shoot him, ( as in the case last cited,)  and then punish him because the man is thus killed?"


    `”SECHABA: The leadership of the Black Panther Party has come under very sever attack during the past year.   Can you tell us what effects these attacks have had on the Party?


    NEWTON: Repression breeds resistance.  We feel that by virtue of the fact that we are being attacked, and the attacks simply because we are threatening them. We are threatening their very foundation, their very existence.  Otherwise they should try to pretend to the world that this is democracy and they would support our right to freedom of speech, our right to freedom of the press, and our right to political activity.  But all these so-called democratic civil rights are denied the Black Panther Party, which is the vanguard of the people.  So the Party must be hitting a sensitive spot: it must be threatening the bureaucratic imperialistic capitalist.  We welcome all attacks.  We will overcome all obstacles and advance wave upon wave.  We will rid the world of the bourgeoisie and destroy all of the monsters, and the whole world will belong to the people. " What did BLACK PEOPLE GET FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON, 12/22/2015- Despite there being no indictments for Bland’s death..., 12/12/12015-Jurors who've said they're deadlocked in the trial of Baltimore police Officer William Porter...


     

  • 01:31

    Ralph Poynter:What's Happening?

    in Politics Progressive

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015- RALPH POYNTER: WHAT'S HAPPENING!


    An anatomy of oppression requires an anatomy of colonialism. The anatomy of colonialism is merely a description of the connections that we have which relate to economics i.e. jobs, education, housing etc.  Don't give in to the holiday hype. Join the national blackout movement against conspicuous consumption this holiday season. No justice. No profits!---Ralph Poynter



    Political Prisoners in the Death Camps of America- The latest updates on Pinkney, Peltier, Hayes, Mumia by Lynne Stewart, Anne Lamb, Larry Pinkney, Debbie Lee
    Poems from our  Forgotten - Lynne Stewart
    Update by the Lakota Warriors re the Uprising against government repression
    Update from Mary Neal 
    Human rights & human nature - Joel Meyers, Tom Siracuse, Ralph Poynter, Dick Minnerly, Larry Pinkney


     

  • 00:25

    Gordon T. Long--Financial Repression For Dummies #2382

    in Finance

    Gordon T. Long has been sounding the alarm on Financial Repression for quite some time. Unfortunately most people have been unaware that their wealth is being stripped away before their very eyes. But Gordon and his associates have devised a number of strategies that can be exercised to avoid this fate. Before you can solve a problem, you've got to admit that it exits. 

  • 02:00

    NATIONAL BLACKOUT MOVEMENT

    in National

    We have been the victims of a government that  has not given us Justice in the Killing of our people. We have marched to express our grievances to the Government but they have turned a deaf ear to our protest.  The have met peaceful protest with violent repression of the people with brute force, the same brute force we were grieving about. Police Brutality in our neighborhoods and the senseless murder of our children. We  must send a message, a Powerful Message of withholding our money on Black Friday and the entire Holiday Season. Buy Black!!!


    “THE GREAT HARLEM BOYCOTT OF 1994, BOYCOTT ALL STORES ON 125TH STREET STARTING NOW” was the rostrum of the first significant blow since the Montgomery Bus Boycott. There is a need for the 97% to show the power of the boycott of the people once more, the White Establishment Government of the United Snakes of America must learn the power of the black dollars once more.  


    WITH THE SURGE OF NEW RACIST ATTACKS WE MUST NOW UNDERSTAND THAT OUR PEOPLE MUST HAVE POWER OVER THEIR OWN DESTINY. IN ORDER TO DO THAT WE MUST BEGIN TO ESTABLISH OUR OWN PRODUCTION AND JOBS FOR OUR PEOPLE.  WE NEED LAND AND WE NEED TO ESTABLISH BLACK INSTITUTIONS THAT THE PEOPLE HAVE A REAL NEED FOR.


    However,  many people have offered the community Black Capitalism as a solution to our problems.  We recognize that people in the Black community have no general dislike for the concept of Black capitalism, but this is not because they are in love with capitalism.  Not at all.  The idea of Black capitalism has come to mean to many people Black control of another one of the institutions in the community.  We see with in this characteristic the seeds of the negation of Black capitalism and all capitalism in general.  What we must do then is increase the positive qualities until they dominate the negative therefore transform the situation."