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Project Censored – 07.25.17

Mickey’s guest for the hour is the academic and prolific author Henry Giroux of McMaster University in Canada. They discuss some of the consequences of neoliberalism and authoritarianism for the US, and how US political culture deteriorated to a level that allowed Trump to be elected. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Alfie Kohn – Narcissist-in-Chief A Psychological Take on a Political Reality

The initial shock has given way to a twofold horror. First, there is the unavoidable fact that more than 62 million Americans voted for this man. Most white college graduates preferred him. Most white women preferred him. Presumably many of those 62 million aren’t bigots or bullies or sexual predators or compulsive liars. But they knowingly voted for someone who …

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Deepa Kumar – It’s Not Just Hate Crimes: Islamophobia Is the Outgrowth of a Deeply Racist System

2015 was a horrific year for Muslims. Even CNN [3] noted that it “has been one of the most intensely anti-Muslim periods in American history.” The previous highpoint was 2010 during the so-called Ground Zero Mosque controversy when there were 53 attacks on mosques. In 2015 there were 63 incidents. What explains the rise of anti-Muslim racism almost a decade-and-a-half after the events …

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‘Off the Charts’ Violence Against Muslims Ravaging US Communities

From an attack on a hijab-wearing sixth grader in the Bronx to the arson of a mosque near Palm Springs, r eports of hate crimes targeting Muslims are more than troubling anecdotes, but rather, reflect a measurable nationwide rise in Islamophobic violence, according to two separate studies released this week. Researchers with the Center for the Study of Hate and …

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The Gary Null Show – 10.14.15

Sam Husseini is the communications director for The Institute for Public Accuracy, a non profit organization founded by Norman Solomon that supports progressive and grassroots organizations and movements by giving them a public voice. He is also the founder of VotePact.org, a collaborative venture to unite disenchanted Democrats and Republicans to unite to create a third party. Sam’s articles on politics, foreign affairs and the media have appeared in Counterpunch, Consortium News, the Washington Post, The Nation, and many others. Prior to joining the Institute, he was the media director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and started Washington Stakeout, which brings the difficult questions to politicos outside the Sunday talk shows. The Institute of Public Accuracy’s website is Accuracy.org

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Leid Stories – 09.21.15

Ben Carson: So Fanatical, So Bigoted, So Wrong, On So Many Levels

The Mysterious 23-Month Gap In Hillary Clinton’s Haiti Emails

Republican presidential candidate and self-professed man of God Ben Carson has made it plain: The nation’s highest office should be off-limits to Muslims. Further, he contends Islam is not “consistent” with the U.S. Constitution.

Zahra Billoo, executive director of the Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, weighs in on Carson.

Of the 7,945 emails of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made public so far, 391 pertain to Haiti—a country at the heart of several questionable political and financial dealings involving the Democratic presidential candidate and her family.

Kim Ives, cofounder of the international weekly newspaper Haïti Liberté, discusses a mysterious 23-month gap in Clinton’s emails on Haiti.

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Nadia Prupis – As ‘Muslim-Free Zones’ Flourish, Groups Demand DOJ Probe

A coalition of 82 civil liberties and human rights organizations, as well as faith-based groups and immigrant rights advocates, on Tuesday called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the growing number of businesses around the country declaring themselves ‘Muslim-free zones.’ Doing so violates the constitutional rights of American Muslims, particularly under Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, …

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Sofie Ghitman – FBI Warns Right-Wing Militias Are Targeting Mosques and Muslims

The transparency website Public Intelligence just obtained [3] an FBI Intelligence Bulletin warning that groups of “militia extremists” (also known as home-grown terrorists) are likely to ramp up the targeting of mosques and other gathering places for Muslims. According to the report, many of these extremists have conducted surveillance of “diverse locations including Alaska, Arizona, Indiana, Montana, New York, North and South …