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Leid Stories—Talk What You Walk and Free Your Mind!—11.03.17

Speak your truth to power on Leid Stories’ “Free Your Mind Friday,” the best on-air open forum anywhere. Share your take on issues in the news, topics we’ve covered on the program, or whatever you think merits further discussion or debate. Join us for a mind-freeing hour of great radio. Call 888-874-4888. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Nika Knight – Documents Reveal UK Involvement in Secret US Drone Campaign ‘Kill List’

The British military has been involved in selecting the targets of the United States’ secret drone campaign, new documents obtained by the U.K.-based rights group Reprieve revealedSunday. According to the documents, personnel at U.K. bases leased to the U.S. military play a role in drawing up the “kill list” for the ongoing drone assassinations in countries such as Yemen, Somalia, …

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Mark Wilkerson – One Man’s War

Memorial Day is over.  You had your barbeque.  Now, you can stop thinking about America’s wars and the casualties from them for another year.  As for me, I only wish it were so. It’s been Memorial Day for me ever since I first met Tomas Young.  And in truth, it should have felt that way from the moment I hunkered …

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Hundreds of Millions to Be Displaced by Climate Change, French Minister Warns

A refugee camp on the Turkey-Syria border. (Photo: Reuters) Calamitous global conflict as a result of climate change will produce hundreds of millions of refugees by 2100, said France’s environmental minister Ségolène Royal to representatives from 170 countries at the UNenvironment assembly in Nairobi on Thursday. “If nothing is done to combat the negative impact of climate change, we will have hundreds of …

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Libya : Lawless, Alarming, Unpredictable, Dangerous By Alexander Mezyaev

The situation in Libya is continuing to develop alarmingly. The current situation in the country is characterised by a complete lack of any signs of a state system. Libya is being devoured by civil war, disintegration, and the seizure of its territory by a huge variety of forces, most notably the Islamic State. Despite the fact that Prime Minister al-Thani …

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The Fraud of War – Julia Harte

U.S. Army Specialist Stephanie Charboneau sat at the center of a complex trucking network in Forward Operating Base Fenty near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border that distributed daily tens of thousands of gallons of what troops called “liquid gold”: the refined petroleum that fueled the international coalition’s vehicles, planes, and generators. A prominent sign in the base read: “The Army Won’t Go …

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Has America Become a PTSD Nation?

It has been more than 13 years since 9/11, and some things that have become routine weren’t so in those blissfully ignorant days before that trauma, when the biggest news stories focused more on cheating politicians and shark attacks. With yet another fear-mongering alert that Al-Shabaab (the latest variation on a theme) is somehow targeting every mall in the entire …