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Videos: Analyzing and Protesting The Wall St. Bailout

Tax wealthy to pay for bailout:

Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes amendment to make the wealthiest in US shoulder the costs of the bailout

Economist Dean Baker shares his thoughts on the bailout panic during a public panel held at the Institute for Policy Studies on Sept 30, 2008. Dr. Baker is the Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC and a columnist for The Washington Post and Atlantic Monthly.  [

On September 25, 2008, filmmaker Laura Hanna took her camera to Wall Street and captured protesters gathered to express their opposition to the proposed Wall Street bailout. The $700 billion bailout Bush endorses has been widely unpopular with the public, the lack of support reaching beyond party affiliation or ideological sympathies. No more "privatizing profits and socializing losses," declared one protester. "They live by the free market, let them die by the free market."  -Erica Landau [Video Nation] read more

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Remembering Mahmoud Darwish

Video by Al Jazeera

Free Speech Radio News: Internationally acclaimed Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish died on August 10th after complications from heart surgery. Considered one of the greatest contemporary Arab poets, Darwish’s work was regarded as the quintessential voice of Palestinian exile – and his death has come as a shock to Palestinians in the occupied territories and abroad.

CLICK HERE to listen to Darwish himself, reading "In Jerusalem", voiceover by Saed Bannoura, music by Marcel Khalife. read more