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Black Agenda Radio – 03.02.15

Triumph for Internet Neutrality The Federal Communications Commission last week ruled that the Internet should be regulated like a public utility, with no fast or slow traffic lanes. “The Verizons and Comcasts of the world wanted to create a class system on the Internet,” said Kevin Zeese, of Popular Resistance. Far from opening the way for a government “takeover” of …

Eight Lessons for Progressives Inspired by Syriza

You can’t watch what is unfolding in Greece and not marvel at the clarity, fortitude and nerve of the new government there. In fact, we’re pretty sure that many progressives across North America are saying to themselves, even if just quietly, “We’d sure like to do that.” And who wouldn’t? Syriza is standing up to the powers-that-be in European capitalism in …

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4 Things more Dangerous to Israel than Iran’s civilian Nuclear Enrichment

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s strident and continual harping on the alleged dangers of Iran to Israel’s security has become like an old song. Netanyahu has raised this issue repeatedly over the past 20 years, often predicting that Iran was as little as a year away from having a nuclear warhead. Decades later, it does not, and Israel is still …

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In “Unprecedented Move” Nobel Peace Prize Chairman Demoted For Decision To Give Obama 2009 Award

Back in 2009, just months after his swearing in, president Barack Obama was crowned with an unexpected glory: he won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 due to “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Back then there was little indication that just a few years after his crowning achievement of “ending the war” in and returning US …

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Congress Cheers Netanyahu’s Hatred of Iran

Addressing Congress in the style of a State of the Union speech, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won 41 rounds of applause as U.S. lawmakers eagerly enlisted in the Israeli-Saudi conflict against Iran and its allies – an enthusiasm that may well entangle the U.S. military in more wars in the Middle East. Speaking to a joint session of Congress for the third time – …

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Leid Stories – 03.02.15

Nukes & Reactionaries: Boehner, Netanhayu and the Real Nuclear Threat Chicago Hope: “Chuy” García’s Historic Challenge to Big-Money Politics Download this episode (right click and save) Attempting to lessen the presumed impact of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanhayu’s barnstorming speech before Congress tomorrow, the White House has published a brief touting “5 Things You Need to Know About the U.S.-Israel Relationship Under …

Israeli Security Veterans Speak Out Against Netanyahu, Calling Him a ‘Danger’ to Israel

In an unprecedented move, 200 veterans of the Israeli security services accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday of being a “danger” to Israel. The new group, called Commanders for Israel’s Security, warned that Netanyahu was doing irreparable harm to the country’s relationship with Washington, just two days before he is due to address the US Congress. The Israeli prime …

The Scourge of US-Installed Fascism in Europe’s Heartland. The Looming Dangers of War with Russia

Obama bears full responsibility for replacing Ukraine’s democratically elected government with Nazi lunatics. Russia’s lower house State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin said “(t)he guilt of the United States of America for (what happened) is considerable and obvious to the entire world.” Ukraine’s crisis “poses a risk to international security, first of all to European security.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey was …

Fear Dominates Politics, Media and Human Existence in America—And It’s Getting Worse

“Fear is the mind-killer” – Frank Herbert, Dune People cannot think clearly when they are afraid. As numerous studies have shown [3], fear is the enemy of reason. It distorts emotions and perceptions, and often leads to poor decisions. For people who have suffered trauma, fear messages can sometimes trigger uncontrollable flight-or-fight responses with dangerous ramifications. Yet over time, many interlocking aspects of …

How Psychedelics Might Transform the Human Mind and Lead Humanity Towards Intellectual and Artistic Heights

The idea of a Psychedelic Renaissance — as captured in the title of Ben Sessa’s book The Psychedelic Renaissance — is growing in the health professions, and as a Feb. 9, 2015, article in The New Yorker phrased it, current clinical research is “part of a renaissance of psychedelic research,” so we see the phrase is catching on in the general culture too. To …