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Oct 2, 2010 12:00am PDT
china and india and it is economic competition. and the important thing is that we beat them. so then we will be on the top and will continue to be in the sweatshops. we do not want their economies to rise up. it is this international struggle. it is a darwinian battle. we must win. well, i do not remember when i signed up for that war. i do not remember when the little 6-year-old became a soldier in that war. maybe students should be learning to imagine a world where we do not have empire and we do not have such inequities in the world economy and we get along better with people around the world. >> rick ayers we only have one minute left. i would ask about the issue of the role of parents and counities. in the 1960's and 1970's, there was a huge move by minority parents to gain control of their public schools, to have more of a say in other children are educated. now we're getting essential top down movement, determining how the schools and local communities will determine even who goes to them -- in essence, breaking down the sense of the community school. >> it is a wonderful poin
Oct 1, 2010 12:00am PDT
. on capitol hill, the house has voted to penalize china for controlling the value of its currency. the bill would allow new tariffs on chinese goods in response to china's alleged manipulation of the yen to boost its exports. democratic congressmember timothy ryan said the legislation would help protect u.s. jobs. >> this is about taking our country back. you wonder why people are anxious out there? they have been working lager, working more, and getting paid less. i would be anxious and upset, too. that is what we are feeling in the country. i think this is an opportunity for us to reinvest in the u.s. and put people back to work and have good, middle-class jobs here in the united states. >> china has accused u.s. of protectionism an says the measure could damage economic ties. and other news from washington, the house has approved a measure that would provide up to $7.4 billion to workers sickened during the cleanup of the world trade center following the 9/11 attacks. a similar measure is pending in the senate. house democrats have abandoned the effort to regulate how telecom compan
Sep 29, 2010 12:00am PDT
traveling around the world to south africa and china as part of an international teaching program that he helped coordinate. he showed up and was very eager to take a trip with us. we had done a lot of hiking with him before an oregon where he lived and was also teaching at a non-profit group that raises consciousness about sustainable green technology. he is an informal list. he showed up and our friend shawmut kessel also showed up. we decided -- >> he was on our broadcast to plead the case for the three of you. >> so we have our friends to testimony in the recent -- research the area and felt it was safe. there are lot of tourist sites. we have long been carries about kurdish culture. we thought it would be exciting. -- we have long been excited about kurdish culture. we thought it would be exciting. many people om sthern iraq believe it is too dangerous to stay where they are will migrate to the north where there is much less conflict are really no conflict. -- are really no conflict, less violence. we arrived and went to, i believe it was the capital. in the hotel, there were pict
Oct 9, 2010 12:00am PDT
his long and n-violent struggle for human rights in china. >> the chinese pro-democracy activist liu xiaobo has won the nobel peace prize, but will not able to personally receive the award because he is serving an 11-year jail sentence for criticizing the chinese government. we will speak with minky worden of human rights watch about the chinese dissident and china's attempt to block today's news of the prize inside the country. all house secretary of state jennifer brunner will join us from columbus to talk about ohio's groundbreaking lawsuit to halt home foreclosures. then we look ahead to sunday's major climate change action. it is 10/10/10 on sunday. within 7000 events are being held in close to two other countries. solar panels are returning to the white house. -- more thaneven dozen events are being held in close to 200 countries. solar panels are returning to the white house. >> by the end of this spring, there will be solar panels th convert sunlight into electricity and a solar hot water heater on the roof of the white house. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democ
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