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Project Censored – 03.21.17

In the first half of the program, Shahid Buttar discusses the chapter he wrote for Censored 2017, “Ike’s Dystopian Dream,”
where he examines the many ways that President Eisenhower’s warning about the military-industrial complex has proven correct. For the second half of the program, Mickey and Peter survey some of the other chapters of Censored 2017, particularly Peter’s chapter, “Selling Empire, War and Capitalism,” a look at the advertising / public relations industry, and how its influence extends far beyond peddling consumer products.

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Heart of Mind Radio – 12.16.16

On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, host Kathryn Davis will talk with Greg Reitman, Director and filmmaker about his newest film “Rooted In Peace”. In segment two Kathryn offers a commentary and gives an update on events. Film Overview: ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, …

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Chris Hedges – Demagogue-in-Chief

For Donald Trump, the presidency will be a vast stage for accommodating his megalomania and insatiable appetite for money. Those who mock, defy or anger him will feel the wrath of the state. Those who are not obsequious will be cast aside. He will invest most of his energy in his brand. Self-promotion is the only real talent he possesses. …

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Deirdre Fulton – There’s No Normalizing President-Elect Trump (Or at Least, There Shouldn’t Be)

From penning puff pieces to “pivoting to ‘Trump as our kooky uncle’” to glossing over his promotion of white nationalist Steve Bannon, the media is helping to normalize President-elect Donald Trump, critics charged this week. It was a trend that began during the campaign, FAIR’s Adam Johnson wrote on Sunday, and it has only accelerated since the election. “Oprah Winfrey, …

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JAMES KITFIELD – The Knowns and Unknowns of Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy

By the time modern American presidents receive the keys to the White House, learn the identities of intelligence assets around the world, and obtain the nuclear-weapons codes, they have traditionally been well-defined, both by their long careers in public service and by an arduous election campaign. Their positions have been anchored to a coherent worldview and governing philosophy. Their character …

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BEN WHITE – Bankers celebrate dawn of Trump era

NEW YORK — Christmas has arrived early for Wall Street in the early days of the Donald Trump era. A populist candidate who railed against shady financial interests on the campaign trail is now putting together an administration that looks like an investment banker’s dream. Former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin has been seen at Trump Tower amid rumors that …

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PAUL COCHRANE – Hot Air in the Saudi Desert: a Kingdom in Descent?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is in financial dire straits. Since the plunge in oil prices, the kingdom has been hemorrhaging money left, right and center. It has provided billions of dollars to shore up counter-revolutionary governments around the Middle East, especially Egypt, it is heavily involved in the Syrian conflict, and is burning through some $6 billion a month waging …

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Paul Buchheit – Hillary’s Dance: The Two-Faced Hypocritical 12-Step

If, sad to ponder, the presidential election comes down to Hillary Clinton vs. a Republican, we’ll be left either way with a business-friendly neocon White House. Given Hillary’s past deceits and reversals, it’s easy to see why she doesn’t inspire trust among the American people. 1. Environment “I won’t let anyone take us backward, deny our economy the benefits of …

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Ellen Rosser – Failed US Policy in the Middle East

The United States has been involved in the Middle East for almost one hundred years because of the vast oil reserves there, and the US has been militarily involved since 1967, when the US began supplying Israel with weapons with which to defend itself. However, the US has only been involved in the “quagmire” of Middle East wars since 2001. …

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Nature Bats Last – 02.09.16

We were joined this week by journalist, filmmaker, and graphic designer Leighton Woodhouse. His print stories have appeared in Gawker, The New Republic, VICE News, The Nation, Salon, and The Awl, and he has produced short documentaries for The Nation, Story of Stuff, and Participant Media. You can read more at http://leightonwoodhouse.com/. We finished with our customary update about the ongoing climate-change predicament.