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46 – In Support of Free, Fair, and Just Trade

Free trade holds the promise of bringing the nations of the world closer together in economic interdependence, and fosters peace among the peoples of the world. When we are one, the chance of conflict lessens – however free trade as it stands works to line the pockets of politicans, businesses and barons of industry rather than work for the workers. We need free trade to foster peace, fair trade to make the rights of workers uniform around the world, and just trade to uplift the peoples of the world from poverty.

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Show Notes

  1. https://www.mercatus.org/publication/benefits-free-trade-addressing-key-myths
  2. https://amp.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2018/03/14/why-is-free-trade-good
  3. https://www.intelligenteconomist.com/advantages-of-free-trade/
  4. https://www.fairtradefederation.org/fair-trade-free-trade/
  5. https://globein.com/blog/fair-trade-vs-free-trade/
Writing

45 – The Strategic Importance of Africa

Africa has for some time been a target of the nations of the West for exploration and has been used throughout much of its history by imperial powers. Colonialism left an immense strain and stain on the continent and when we relinquished our hold on these peoples, we did not leave the fundamental infrastructure and institutions neccessary for order. In the 21st century, the strategic importance of Africa cannot be understated. China, now the leader of the authoritarian nations of the world, is leading the charge on revitalizing the continent and the West ought to pay attention, with the aim of righting the wrongs of the past and working to create lasting partnerships rather than colonial holdings.

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Show Notes

Important readings pertinent to the topic at hand.

  1. https://china.usc.edu/china’s-strategic-partnership-africa-significance-challenges-and-implications-united-states
  2. Africa’s Strategic Importance
  3. https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/why-africa-matters-to-us-national-security
  4. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.csis.org/analysis/world-coming-sub-saharan-africa-where-united-states%3famp
  5. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.africanglobe.net/business/africa-important-strategic-continent-world/amp/
Old Howard Union

26 – A conversation with Kim Ann, an Educator and Activist, of “Real Talk with The Angry Soccer Man” on How White People Can BEST Support Equality

Kim Ann is the host of Real Talk with The Angry Soccer Man where she highlights numerous inequities and inequalities. She is an educator focused on teaching white Americans about the benefit of racial equality and deconstructing the social constructs that guide our lives subconsciously.

Important Links

1. Kim Ann’s Channel where she hosts Real Talk With The Angry Soccer Mom

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCq8hRT0mVms5B7kTpz9KdWg

Show Notes

03:47 – Travelling the world broadens the mind, and understanding of the world.

https://coppellstudentmedia.com/73266/opinions/good-to-go-why-traveling-broadens-the-mind-and-changes-perspective/

07:17 – Anti Racism and Bigotry Instruction

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2018/07/10/teaching-for-black-lives-a-handbook-to-help-all-educators-fight-racism/

09:25 – Historically Marginalized Communities

http://counselingcenter.syr.edu/social-justice/impact-of-marginalization.html

10:02 – Capitalism & Racism

http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/articles/racism-and-logic-capitalism

10:50 – The Concept of White Priviledge

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege

16:10 – Post-Racial America

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-racial_America

21:05 – Democrats United

https://cookpolitical.com/analysis/national/national-politics/trump-unifying-democrats-instead-consolidating-his-base

38:22 – Medias Role In Dividing People

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/72-percent-say-media-dividing-americans-spreading-hate