Third Paradigm: 3P-025 Was the Constitution an Act of Treason?

Reviews the context in which the Articles of Confederation were replaced with the Constitution - how it was done and who benefited. Presents the warnings of the "anti Federalists:" Patrick Henry, Brutus, and Federalist Farmer. Makes a case that the "Founding Fathers" destroyed the people’s government in order to perpetuate slavery, extort taxes in gold and gain possession of citizens’ land.

Reads the poem "Earth Your Dancing Place" by May Swensen. Reports on the sovereignty news: Dow Chemical’s NAFTA suit against Quebec for banning lawn pesticides, Zaproot’s videoblog, "Who Owns the Rain?" Brasscheck TV’s "Facts to counter swine flu hysteria," and GRAIN.org’s "A food system that kills: swine flu is the meat industry’s latest plague."

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    Read the show transcript while listening, and view our images, videos, and links on the Third Paradigm website:

    http://3rdparadigm.org/3p_023.php

    —Huffduffed by mscir 4 years ago

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    Continues to examine the Constitution’s role in perpetuating slavery. Compares the 1808 voluntary phase-out to the Harkins-Engel protocol for child slaves in chocolate or the voluntary high-tech embargo on coltan, none of which worked. Reviews Obama’s gear-shifting on NAFTA and the free trade agreements with Panama and Colombia. Shows the effect of tax havens and drug money laundering on US citizens and developing countries.

    Discusses ALBA (the Bolivarian Alternative for Our Americas) and their Declaration of Cumana at the V Summit of the Americas. Reads a poem called What’s Left by Kerrie Hardie. Talks about Julia Ward Howe’s intent for Mother’s Day and plays the dramatic reading of her Proclamation. Songs include Eyes Wide Open by Snow Patrol, Make You Crazy by Brett Dennen, and We Will Not Go Down by Michael Heart.

    Read the show transcript while listening, and view our images, videos, and links on the Third Paradigm website:

    http://3rdparadigm.org/3p_026.php

    —Huffduffed by mscir 4 years ago

  3. Third Paradigm: 3P-031 Finance is an Extractive Industry

    Examines foreign investment as a form of pollution, according to the Abya Yala, and as a form of perpetual slavery. As examples, cites the oil and gas transnationals in the Peruvian Amazon, and Firestone in Liberia. Shows how Dell, HP, and AT&T are collaborating to censor free speech in China. Illustrates NAFTA’s pro-investor bias with the case of Glamis Gold against the State of California.

    Reads poems by Gregory Orr, Jane Hirschfield, and Czeslaw Milosz to the song Shot in the Head by Moby, and previews Pale Horses from their upcoming CD Wait for Me. Applies NAFTA’s rules to the hypothetical case of a Canadian hog farm buying Wilder Ranch State Park. Breaks down the relative value of time, from a Bangladeshi 12-yr- old making $8/month for 500 hours of work to a WalMart employee or teenage babysitter making $8/hr. Looks at the downward spiral of profit and control. Relates a shareholder proxy vote in which Fidelity’s Vanguard Fund directors recommend against a proposal to not invest in genocide. Plays Bread and Roses by Comrade Fatso, a radical street poet from Zimbabwe.

    Read the show transcript while listening, and view our images, videos, and links on the Third Paradigm website:

    http://3rdparadigm.org/3p_031.php

    —Huffduffed by mscir 4 years ago