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Carl Bialik – The Government Finally Has A Realistic Estimate Of Killings By Police

About 1,200 people were killed by police officers in the U.S. in the 12 months that ended in May, according to a federal report released Thursday. That number is much larger than government counts of police killings for earlier years — and is much more in line with private estimates. Criminal justice researchers have long argued that official counts of …

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The U.S. isn’t one of the top 10 most free countries in the world, study says

With costly healthcare, a stereotype of obesity and a culture of creatively fatty foods, “healthy” probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think of the United States. But according to the Legatum Prosperity Index’s findings for 2015, the U.S. is the healthiest country in the world. However, when it comes to freedom, an ideal most Americans pride …

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Black Agenda Radio – 09.19.16

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: Black Youth 100 take their legislative demands to the U.S. Capital, in Washington, The Uhuru Movement celebrates a 25 th anniversary, in Ferguson, Missouri, and, the U.S. Justice Department continues its near-perfect record of refusing to …

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LOA Today – 09.01.16

The movie The Secret kicked off a huge wave of Law of Attraction gurus, some of whom appeared in the movie itself and had already been teaching the concepts involved for many years. The difficulty is that some gurus are better than others at explaining how it all works. This week Joel and Walt talk about their favorite LOA gurus and how they incorporate their teachings into every day life.

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John Pilger – Eerie Silence about a New World War

Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I was with Robert Kennedy when he was shot and I saw his assassin, preparing to kill him. It was a baptism in the American way, along with the salivating violence of the Chicago police at …

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BRYAN SCHATZ – The Obama Years Have Been Very Good to America’s Weapons Makers

The Obama years have been a boom time for America’s weapons makers. Since 2009, the United States has approved arms deals worth some $200 billion—more than under any other presidency. The deals include sending Apache helicopters to Qatar, “bunker buster” bombs and cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia, and Hellfire missiles all over the place. Predicting an increase in weapons sales …

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The Gary Null Show – 05.06.16

n “The Gary Null Show” today, Gary gives us great information on the topics below, as well as a great interview with Ray McGovern. Click on the links to read more or watch.

High blood pressure lowers significantly after drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice

Probiotic supplements beneficial in rheumatoid arthritis

T cells use ‘handshakes’ to sort friends from foes

Health Benefits of Amaranth Grain

Good nutrition positively affects social development

Gary takes a quick music break and plays this oldie but goodie: Bad Luck – Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. Gary then introduces his guest, Ray McGovern and is his bio:

Ray McGovern served as an Army intelligence officer and a CIA analyst for 27 years under 7 presidential administration, from the John F. Kennedy White House to that of George H. W. Bush. Among his duties was preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which was a one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s most senior national security advisers. He was responsible for the analysis of Soviet intelligence regarding Vietnam and at one time served as the Assistant National Intelligence Officer for Western Europe. Since retiring from government service, Ray has been a vocal peace activist and journalist and helped create Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose the way intelligence was falsified to “justify” war on Iraq and the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence. He also works with Tell the Word, an ecumenical Catholic publishing house. Ray’s opinion pieces appear in many leading news sources here and abroad. He holds degrees in theology and philosophy from Fordham University, an MA in Russian History, is a graduate from Harvard Business School

Gary played this video for Ray to listen to and discuss:

VIDEO: General Wesley Clark: Wars were planned – Seven countries in five years

This is the video Gary is discussing with Ray about Michael’s comments on George Bush Jr.

VIDEO: Michael Moore’s warning to Democrats: Take Trump seriously

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Rebecca Gordon – America Revisits the Dark Side

Candidates Compete to Promise the Most Torture and Slaughter They’re back! From the look of the presidential campaign, war crimes are back on the American agenda. We really shouldn’t be surprised, because American officials got away with it last time — and in the case of the drone wars continue to get away with it today. Still, there’s nothing like …

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Mike Lofgren – The West’s Deadly Mideast Fantasies

Around the time of the 2003 Iraq invasion and the silliness of “freedom fries” (served in the cafeterias of the House office buildings at the behest of ostensibly adult members of Congress), it was possible to believe that the nations of Europe were more sane about world events than panicked, suggestible Americans. Then as now, the American public – and particularly …