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William R. Polk – Muslim Memories of West’s Imperialism

One result of the great transformation we call the Industrial Revolution in the northern hemisphere was the increasing scale of the European commercial, political and military domination of societies and states scattered from Morocco to Indonesia and from Central Asia deep into Africa. For convenience, because of their location, their relative weakness and their Islamic orientation, I called these Afro-Asian …

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POLLY JONES – The Empire Strikes Back: the Return of the WTO

The last time the World Trade Organisation met was in December 2013. Back then neither the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) nor the campaign to stop TTIP had even started. Trade seemed to be off the agenda and after years of stalled negotiations the WTO was expected to slowly become irrelevant. The WTO is meeting again this week …

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Love Lust And Laughter – 12.08.15

Authors and relationship coaches Mali and Joe Dunn (www.thesoulmateexperience.com) were guests on the program again. This time we focused on Jealousy – which can show up in an instant and have you feeling insecure, embarrassed, angry, or even out of control. They offer a 23-day self-paced outline course called Overcoming Jealousy. This emotion can be an unpleasant but potent sexual intensifier in which anger is combined with insecurity. Flirtations can be especially unsettling for the possessive and insecure because they are concrete reminders that the flirter finds others sexually appealing and therefore might consider going further. There can be positive effects too: a mate’s desirability can be enhanced by outside confirmation. And then the primary partnership can take the energy home! But when one of them is upset, comfort/reassurance rather than ridicule is needed. Joe and Mali can show you how to harness the energy of jealousy to actually increase the passion in your relationship!

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Mark Weisbrot – Hillary Clinton and a Venezuelan Murder Mystery: Who Killed Luis Manuel Díaz?

On November 30, Hillary Clinton stated that she was “outraged at the cold blooded assassination of Luis Manuel Díaz on stage at a rally last week.” She was referring to the killing of a local opposition leader in Venezuela on November 25. It was clear from her remarks that she was blaming the government for the murder. Her statement appeared …

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Heart of Mind Radio – 11.27.15

On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, host Kathryn Davis brings back Mahesh Benyamin Bridges, Coordinator of the Amazing Holistic Health Expo & Conference for a recap of this weekend’s upcoming event.

Featured on today’s show are Bouimen Kamenthu, a first generation graduate of the New York Earth Center. He began his initiation in 2006. Over the past 10 years he has served in the capacity of a student, teacher, scribe, fundraiser and lecturer on diverse topics on traditional culture. He is the current overseer of the New York Earth Center. For the last seven years he has traveled back and forth from the US to Africa, living there several months each year, deepening his studies and continuing the arduous process of Initiation.

This segment is to present the upcoming event called: The Earth Center Presents: Mapping the Cosmos, Kemetic Time Keeping and the Zodiac. Discover Mysteries of Time and Space: Connecting Astronomy and Astrology, The Origins of the Zodiac Signs, and Spirituality in Cosmic Cycles.

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MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF – How the Western Diet Has Derailed Our Evolution

For the microbiologist Justin Sonnenburg, that career-defining moment—the discovery that changed the trajectory of his research, inspiring him to study how diet and native microbes shape our risk for disease—came from a village in the African hinterlands. A group of Italian microbiologists had compared the intestinal microbes of young villagers in Burkina Faso with those of children in Florence, Italy. …

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Abayomi Azikiwe – USAFRICOM, An Instrument of “Imperialist Peace-Keeping” in sub-Saharan Africa

Funding from the imperialist states will inevitably prevent genuine peace and security A military exercise by 5,400 troops from various African Union (AU) member-states in South Africa is aimed at the creation of a continental-wide African Standby Force (ASF) designed to engage in peacekeeping and stabilization projects. A preparation process began in late October and continued through the first week of …

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Leid Stories – 09.22.15

Behind the Headlines: Pope Francis, President Xi Jinping Visit the U.S.; Chaos in Europe; A Military Coup in Burkina Faso; and the 2016 Presidential Race

Dr. Gerald Horne, the John J. and Rebecca Moores chair of history and African American studies at the University of Houston and frequent analyst of world affairs on Leid Stories, provides unique insights on several major news issues and developments.

Topics include the Pope’s visit to Cuba and the United States; President Xi Jinping’s six-day trip to the U.S.; the rapidly escalating refugee crisis in Europe; the military coup in Burkina Faso; and the 2016 presidential race.

Horne has written more than 30 books, and more than 100 scholarly papers and reviews, on struggles against imperialism, colonialism, fascism, racism and war.

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Bangladesh Cuts Hunger Rates in Half By Supporting Small Farmers and Women – Christina Sarich

Once a recipient of food donations from around the world, Bangladesh has now become a model for reducing food hunger. By supporting small farms and women, the country has reduced the number starving citizens significantly. A recent UN report outlines how Bangladesh, a South Asian country who was once among the poorest in the world, has turned the corner when it …

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US Agencies, Gates Foundation, and Monsanto force feeds GM crops to African nations, says new report

“The US, the world’s top producer of GM crops, is seeking new markets for American GM crops in Africa. The US administration’s strategy consists of assisting African nations to produce biosafety laws that promote agribusiness interests instead of protecting Africans from the potential threats of GM crops,” said Haidee Swanby from the African Centre for Biosafety, which authored the report …