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Black Agenda Radio – 02.2.17

Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host, Nellie Bailey. Coming up: the MOVE organization will hold a three day event to dispel confusion about why the Philadelphia police killed 11 of their members, burned out a whole city block, and put nine MOVE people in prison for life, in the 1970s and 80s; and, an advocate for the people of the Congo says it may be a good thing that Donald Trump doesn’t yet have a policy on Africa.

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Meria Heller – News of Planet of the Apes – 02.05.17

News of Planet of the Apes, with Meria. Trump attacks Australia and Mexico! Nutjob! trump wants McConnell to go nuclear for his christian right Supreme Ct. choice;Who is Gorsuch? arrests at Standing Rock;Reps to sell 3.3 million acres of public land (Agenda 21); trump wants to destroy political activity by churches; trump’s firings continue;Tillerson faces hell; GOP change laws to put Price & Mnuchin in; Where are the democrats? Impeach? Fukushima latest;Jenna Bush on trump; trumps ignorance has no bounds; prison standoff; ex KGB chief dead after trump dossier; trumps drugs;Bannon on NSC? War with China? China’s response;trump needs to prove his legitimacy;Arnold vs Donald;separation of church & state?corp. America turning on trump; Christian terrorist in Quebec;authoritarian rule;Ryan sees press as fuckin waste of time;Sally Yates;Dodd-Frank Act on chopping block;Iran;Israel;Jared Kushner unhappy; christian holy war?and tons more news.

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 12.21.16

Involuntary treatment has led to untold numbers of individual abuses, rampant torture in state hospitals, ECT and lobotomy, neurotoxic drugs, gross offenses against constitutional and human rights, and crimes against humanity. At the Nuremberg Doctors’ trials, involuntary psychiatric “euthanasia” would be described as an entering wedge into the Holocaust. Esteemed Danish medical researcher Peter Gøtzsche, MD, and I confront the horror of involuntary treatment from personal, ethical, scientific, constitutional, and political perspectives. This could be the best and most lively discussion of coercion in psychiatry you will ever hear. Extremely important for understanding the menace of psychiatry. Please tell others about this important hour, the third of four consecutive talks with Peter Gøtzsche.

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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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Barcelona’s Brave Struggle To Advance The Commons

On a visit to Barcelona last week, I learned a great deal about the City’s pioneering role in developing “the city as a commons.”  I also learned that crystallizing a new commons paradigm – even in a city committed to cooperatives and open digital networks – comes with many gnarly complexities. The Barcelona city government is led by former housing …

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Pam Martens and Russ Martens – What’s Ahead in the Trump Hate Wars? Watch this Movie from His Chief Strategist

On Sunday, November 13, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump named Stephen K. Bannon as his Senior Counselor and Chief Strategist in the White House. Newspapers across America focused on Bannon’s background as an executive at the right-wing Breitbart News. But Bannon’s more revealing role is that of a seasoned propaganda filmmaker, churning out documentaries that target liberals as haters of America …

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You Can’t Oppose Hate by “Opposing Hate”

What is the most effective way to “oppose hate”?  What should we do when someone makes a comment that we experience as racist, sexist, homophobic or ethnocentric?  Do we ignore it in order to get along?  Do we confront the person?  If so, how? When we ignore remarks we experience as bigoted, we enable them.  However, while confronting our opponents …

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Ask Beatty – 11.29.16

Listeners are always curious about Beatty’s background. So today she talks openly about her family, career and her own challenges. She also encourages people when difficulties arise to not despair. But rather, we all need to take a deep breath and acknowledge, address and resolve our problems one by one with or without professional health.