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Tomas Venclova – Soviet invasion of Hungary (12/88) Tomas Venclova – Soviet invasion of Hungary (12/88)

Well, as I’ve said, there was a revolution in Hungary in the autumn of ’56 against the Soviet system, The Hungarians declared that they wished to be neutral, they were demanding that the army of the Soviet Union withdraw. And for a while it did withdraw, but then it returned. Well, and they declared that…

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Todays EU: Trump withdraws US troops from Syria Todays EU: Trump withdraws US troops from Syria

Hello friends. Here’s today’s Economic Update for our Patreon community. I want to talk briefly about the decision by the Trump administration to withdraw US troops from Syria. I’m not going to talk about the dimensions that have been covered in the press, as Republicans and Democrats have both criticized the president, talked about betrayal…

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Life at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus | Arizona State University Life at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus | Arizona State University

I absolutely love living at the Downtown campus. I love the small community. You honestly get to know your classmates, and your teachers are super nice. So I just love that I feel like I’m not alone. You see business people. You see students. People from a lot of different backgrounds, a lot of different…

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Today’s EU: Wealth Tax Today’s EU: Wealth Tax

Today’s EU for our Patreon community: In recent days and weeks, a number of billionaires have taken to very public whining. Here’s what they’re whining about, and I’m particularly focused on Leon Cooperman, a hedge-fund billionaire, and Jamie Dimon, the head of the largest bank in the United States — names that I assume many…

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Economic Update: U.S. Economy and the Market Economic Update: U.S. Economy and the Market

Welcome, friends, to another edition of Economic Update, a weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives – jobs, incomes, debts – all of that. I’m your host, Richard Wolff, and today I want to begin by dividing our program into two major discussions. The first part will be the condition of the…

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Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad on Sports in Capitalism Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad on Sports in Capitalism

FRAAD: So, it’s one area where Americans can watch people compete who are qualified not by their parents money, or theirs, but actually by their own skill, by their own determination, and by their own ability to play as a team. And they have emphasized over and over again that they are a team. People…

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20 Years of the World Movement for Democracy 20 Years of the World Movement for Democracy

It’s a very lonely struggle if you’re an activist in a difficult country. You sometimes feel abandoned, you feel like you have no friends, you can lose hope. People can, you know, give in to despair. And by having a network like this, by bringing people together who are from the front lines, who are…

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