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Ukraine’s Wild and Wooly Elections

The vote on Sunday could take Ukraine toward a modern functioning democracy or plunge it back into a cesspool of corruption. Right now it’s anybody’s call.

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Chinese Tourists Selfie HK Protests

Mainland Chinese come to take selfies, and leave with a notion of the outside world, and the workings of democracy, they’d never seen before.

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Hong Kong Protests Turn Violent Once Again in Lead-Up to Talks

Confrontation between protesters and police turned violent once again early Sunday morning in Hong Kong. As Reuters reports, the pro-democracy movement, which has been demonstrating for the past three weeks, launched a new attack in spite of news that the movement’s leaders and members of Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing government would meet next week.Read more…

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Russian Tycoon: Putin’s Downfall Coming

The man who spent 10 years in prison for crossing Putin says the Russian regime will fall, one way or the other, and those who want a democracy to replace it need to get organized now.

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Economic Update: The Economics of Corporations

This episode covers the economics of migrants, choosing not to go to college, and corporate tax dodgers and their effects. We also discuss the economics of insurance and the basic economics of capitalist corporations, and respond to listeners’ questions on the Rockefellers selling their fossil fuel holdings and the economics of “mutual” companies. Download the show To listen in live on Saturdays at noon, visit WBAI’s Live Stream Economic Update is in partnership with Truthout.org Your radio station needs Economic Update! If you are a radio station, check this out. If you want to hear Economic Update on your favorite local station, send them this. Visit Professor Wolff’s social movement project, democracyatwork.info. Permission to reprint Professor Wolff’s writing and videos is granted on an individual basis. Please contact profwolff@rdwolff.com to request permission. We reserve the right to refuse or rescind permission at any time.

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China throws weight behind HK leader

China’s state media strongly back Hong Kong’s embattled leader CY Leung, while condemning democracy protests as “chaos”.

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Noam Chomsky—Infuriating and Necessary

You don’t have to buy Chomsky’s ideas wholesale to recognize that his often outrageous critiques of American democracy and capitalism usually hit their targets.

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Economic Update: How Capitalism Works

This episode covers why efforts against obesity fail, Cadillac’s move into New York, the Atlanta Symphony lockout, subprime auto credit and bank economics. We also discuss the economics of climate change, and respond to listeners’ questions on Jamestown in US history, current minimum wage struggles and the economics of insurance. Download the show To listen in live on Saturdays at noon, visit WBAI’s Live Stream Economic Update is in partnership with Truthout.org Your radio station needs Economic Update! If you are a radio station, check this out. If you want to hear Economic Update on your favorite local station, send them this. Visit Professor Wolff’s social movement project, democracyatwork.info. Permission to reprint Professor Wolff’s writing and videos is granted on an individual basis. Please contact profwolff@rdwolff.com to request permission. We reserve the right to refuse or rescind permission at any time.

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Afghanistan Finally Elects a New President

Drawing the curtains on a drawn-out and dramatic election season, today the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner and the next president of Afghanistan. Meanwhile, an American-brokered power-sharing agreement signed by the two leading candidates dictates that runner-up Abdullah Abdullah will serve as his chief executive officer. Together they will share control over who leads key institutions such as the Afghan army and other executive decisions. Read more…

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Obama’s Model for War on ISIS Is a Wreck

The Obama administration may think it’s winning the fight against Al Qaeda and building democracy in Yemen. But that’s not the way it looks on the ground.

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Hong Kong looks to Ottawa for support against China's controversial election reform

As Beijing pushes a controversial form of ‘universal suffrage,’ democracy leaders are waiting for Canada to fulfill its ‘moral obligation’

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Libya: Requiem for a Revolution

Democracy activists are pleading for international help to restore order out of Libya’s anarchy. But that’s not going to happen.

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A Woman Worth More Than All Libya’s Men

A Libyan women’s rights activist pays tribute to slain defender of democracy, Sawa Bugaighis, who was stabbed and shot to death in her home on the day of the country’s general election.

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How to Watch ABC’s Rising Star the Right Way

Despite the recent cancellation of The X Factor and American Idol’s steady decline over the past few years, ABC still thinks it can get America interested in a new singing-based talent show. Its trick? Live voting. Rising Star premiered last night, and by the looks of it, ABC is seriously … More »

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Shock at al-Jazeera Egypt sentences

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There is international outrage after a court in Cairo sentenced three al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood to seven years in jail.

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