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Expat Files – 12.01.17

#1- Will a previous bankruptcy filing affect your Latin American residency application? Might it disqualify you? What about having a DUI on your police or FBI “good conduct” report? Here’s the skinny…   #2- Residency Requirement problems: About those Police/Sheriff vs FBI reports, you’ll need one or the other. Today we explain why in some case its sooooo much better if …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 10.25.17

Wayne Douglas is a benzo survivor who has gradually recovered over many years and who helps to organize the annual World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day (W-BAD).  He has a great deal to teach us about both the harms and recovery from these highly addictive drugs that cause so much harm to mental functioning.  His life story is inspiring as well in exemplifying how …

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Project Censored – 06.06.17

Peter and Mickey spend most of the hour in conversation with attorney Caitlin Henry and sociologist Laleh Behbehanian; their topic is the rise in state legislative efforts to suppress or punish political protest. At the end of the program, we hear an update about the Golden Rule, a historic sailboat used in anti-nuclear and pro-peace actions; crew members Helen Jaccard …

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Jobs: How Good are the Jobs the Economy is Creating?

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting report on the jobs created since the recession. The article takes a close look at employment and wage data to see the makeup of newly created jobs. There are some flaws and data inaccuracies in the journal report. Nonetheless it is an excellent starting point for discussion. Please consider Just How Good (or Bad) Are All …

Their Precious Young Minds and Our Precious Young Minds – William Blum

“She was a redheaded rebel, the singer in the family, a trash-talking, tattooed 21-year-old wrapped up in a hip-hop dream of becoming Holland’s Eminem. Then Betsy found Allah. After her sudden conversion to Islam last summer, Betsy began dressing in full Muslim robes. By January, the once-agnostic Dutch woman, raised in a home where the only sign of religion was …

ISIS fights

US officials leak information about the ISIS raid that’s more sensitive than anything Snowden ever leaked – Trevor Timm

Over the weekend, the US government announced that special forces soldiersentered Syria to conduct a raid that killed an alleged leader of ISIS, Abu Sayyaf. In the process, anonymous US officials leaked classified information to the New York Times that’s much more sensitive than anything Edward Snowden ever revealed, and it serves as a prime example of the government’s hypocrisy when it comes …