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The Torch – 08.06.18

Bandy Lee, MD is a clinical professor of law and psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. She organized a conference held at Yale University last year held to look into the mental health of President Trump. The conference led to publication of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President a book …

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The Torch – 07.23.18

Yatziri Tovar is a Dreamer and Media Specialist with Make the Road New York, the largest grassroots community organization in New York offering services and organizing the immigrant community. Joshua Green is an American journalist who writes primarily on United States politics. He is currently the senior national correspondent at Bloomberg Businessweek. He is author of Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, …

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The Torch – 07.16.18

Sam Menefee-Libey of the Dead City Legal Posse an organization supporting the J20 defendants. Spaeaking after prosecutors dropped the final 39 charges of the J20 defendants. Those were the last of 234 defendants charged with participation in the protests against the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20th, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 20 pleaded guilty to misdemeanors and were fined …

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The Torch – 07.09.18

Filmmaker Roland Marconi discusses his documentary Enemies of Peace featuring some of the most renown Middle East scholars, journalists and activists, Enemies of Peace serves as a warning against escalating Middle East conflicts. Deepening U.S. military involvement reveals that neither our government, nor the public, fully understand the complex regional dynamics at work that are often overlooked by the mainstream …

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The Torch – 07.02.18

Steven Gilpin Author of Trump U: The Inside Story of Trump University The first insider account straight from Trump University, by one of its principal instructors. -Trump University, the infamous and elaborate scheme to con hundreds of earnest citizens out of their hard-earned dollars. Trump U was one of the largest con games in American history.   Randy Credico perennial political candidate, …

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The Torch – 06.26.18

Chris Alexander is a policy coordinator with the New York Policy Office of the Drug Policy Alliance. Chris is an advocate for social justice, racial equity and a champion for civic engagement. The Drug Policy Alliance is the nation’s leading organization promoting drug policies grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. Marc Scott Emery is a Canadian cannabis rights …

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The Torch – 06.19.18

Ann Wright Citizen Diplomat on Korean Peace Talks Women Cross DMZ is a movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, reunite families, and ensure women’s leadership in peace building. We are joining forces with the Nobel Women’s Initiative, an organization that brings together six women Nobel peace laureates, to organize an international women’s delegation to South Korea prior …

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The Torch – 06.11.18

  1. Jeremy Kuzmarov author of The Russians Are Coming, Again: The First Cold War as Tragedy, the Second as Farce. Karl Marx famously wrote in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon that history repeats itself, “first as tragedy, then as farce.” Kuzmarov argues that the Democrats’ strategy, backed by the corporate media, of demonizing Russia and Putin in order …

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The Torch – 06.04.18

Palestinian-American legal scholar Noura Erakat explains how Israel’s assaults on Palestinians is a violation of international law. That the Trump administration is following a lesson laid down by generations of Israel’s leaders of racial and ethnic based assaults. Nadya Tannous Interfaith Peace Builders to Israel/PalestineIFPB organizes diverse delegations to Israel/Palestine to become a grassroots force to change their own communities …

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The Torch – 05.08.18

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and The Torch is marking the month with mental health advocates Yael Baron, who is a mental health advocate and organizer of “Show Me How to Smile” an event designed to increase communication among people with mental health issues. Jorge Cruz is an artist and activist. We discuss mental health problems as the modern …