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Leid Stories—Dr. Gerald Horne Deciphers Trump’s Challenges In Hot Spots At Home and Abroad—11.22.17

Historian and political scientist Dr. Gerald Horne discusses several developments around the world and at home that have serious implications for U.S domestic and foreign policy. Horne holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. A prolific author, he has written more than 30 books and 100 scholarly papers on struggles against …

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Leslee Goodman – A Monthly Income Just for Being Human, and Other Sensible Ideas

Unconditional basic income, a policy option that seems radical by American standards, is gaining new traction across Europe, Canada, and even a few places in the United States. Also known as “universal basic income,” the policy mandates a guaranteed stipend to every resident of a community, with no strings attached. It is promoted as a way to address rising inequality, …

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Julia Troute – The Cascadia Fault: Overlooked and Underprepared

In late 2004, an undersea megathrust earthquake occurred off the west coast of Indonesia when the Indian Plate was subducted by the Burma Plate, triggering a series of devastating tsunamis along most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean. The earthquake and subsequent tsunamis killed over 230,000 people in 14 countries, plowing through coastal communities with waves up to 100 feet high. …