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Leid Stories—We’ll Be the System’s Worst Nightmare, If We Free Our Minds!–03.09.18

Your information, opinions and ideas are so important, they’re the reason for “Free Your Mind Friday” and are the “star” of the show. Join our weekly caucus on The System. Call 888-874-4888 and help us all free our minds. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Anthea Butler – I’m on the ‘professor watchlist.’ It’s a ploy to undermine free speech

The release of the professor watchlist, purporting to expose professors who discriminate against conservative students, is anything but that. I should know: I’m on it. As one of a handful of religion professors in the US who study, write and teach about conservative Christianity and politics, I am all too aware of the real meaning of the list, and of …

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ROGER HARRIS – The Triumph of Trump and the Specter of Fascism

The 2016 US presidential election was extraordinary – practically the entire political leadership class from neo-cons to liberals united around a single candidate. Of the leading newspapers in the US, 57 endorsed Clinton, 4 endorsed the Libertarian candidate Johnson, and only 2 endorsed Trump. While the official presidential contest is nearly always de factorestricted to a two-horse race, usually the …

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Jim Hightower – The New Founder, Brought to You by the Koch Brothers

When you think of America’s great Constitutional originators, names like Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Hamilton and Franklin come to mind. And, of course, Abbott. This past January, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the multimillionaire protege of the Koch brother’s Plutocratic Kingdom and American Legislative Exchange Council darling, revealed to a startled nation that he has penned not one but NINE new …

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Thomas C Mountain – Winning The Malaria War Without Vaccines

For over 10 years now Eritrea, a small country in East Africa, has been winning the Malaria War without vaccines, though much work remains to be done. Since 2005 I have been monitoring the reduction in Malaria mortality here in Eritrea and have seen a consistant reduction of between 70-80%, something almost unknown in Africa and the rest of the …

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Michael A. Lebowitz – What Is Socialism for the Twenty-First Century?

Often the best way to begin to understand something is to consider what it is not. Socialism for the twenty-first century is not a society in which people sell their ability to work and are directed from above by others whose goal is profits rather than the satisfaction of human needs. It is not a society where the owners of …

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A Just Cause – Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Former President Bill Clinton – 10.30.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill and former U.S. President William (Bill) Clinton. He is an American politician from Arkansas, who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993-2001. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first baby-boomer generation President.

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Stephen Zunes – Hillary Clinton’s strident opposition to the International Criminal Court

Supporters of international law have expressed consternation that the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for president — like most of her potential Republican rivals — strongly supported the illegal U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Hillary Clinton’s support for the Bush administration’s request for war authorization effectively placed her in opposition to the United Nations Charter and the Nuremberg …

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Adam Johnson – U.S. Dropped 23,144 Bombs on Muslim-Majority Countries in 2015

Council of Foreign Relations resident skeptic Micah Zenko recently tallied up how many bombs the United States has dropped on other countries and the results [3] are as depressing as one would think. Zenko figured that since Jan. 1, 2015, the U.S. has dropped around 23,144 bombs on Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, all countries that are majority Muslim. The …