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The Vinyl Experience – 05.05.17

VE 329 5 5 17 The Beatles: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Take 9) The Beatles: With A Little Help From My Friends (Take 1 False Start and Take 2) The Beatles: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends (original mono LP and 2017 remix) Joe Cocker: With A Little Help From My Friends …

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Stephen Zunes – The U.S. and the Rise of ISIS

The rise of ISIS (also known as Daesh, ISIL, or the “Islamic State”) is a direct consequence of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. While there are a number of other contributing factors as well, that fateful decision is paramount. Had Congress not authorized President George W. Bush the authority to illegally invade a country on the far side of the …