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Leid Stories – Hell and Hope: Lessons on Liberation, Leadership and Progress – 05.19.16

El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Malcolm X, was born 91 years ago today. Political consciousness, critical thinking and the development of authentic, uncompromising leadership and power were constant themes in his speeches and in his life. Leid Stories discusses the relevance of these precepts to our collective situation and status as a society today.

The late Kwame Turé, a seminal figure in Pan-African consciousness raising and liberation struggles, bridges past, present and future in a no-holds-barred, clinical assessment of political activism in the 1960s, an era of worldwide agitation and struggles for freedom and liberation. He expounds on five key lessons of that period.

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Project Censored – 11.03.15

Peter and Mickey spend the hour speaking with author/educator Henry Giroux. Giroux explains the concept of ‘critical pedagogy,’ and the pivotal role that education plays for the whole of society. He warns of the increasing domination of the world by the ultra-rich, and a new form of anti-intellectualism fostered by a failing corporate media. Among the measures the left must take to resist these forces, he names the formation of a third political party, and more academics taking on the duties of public intellectuals, rather than limiting
their activities to the campus.

“Conspiracy Theories”: The Public Trust Skepticism Factor By Dr. Katherine Smith

The assassination of the President of the United States on national television by a “lone” assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, who himself is assassinated the next day by another “lone” assassin—would cause even the most rational skeptic, or critical thinker, to question the institutional narrative of the events. [1] In other words, the institutional narrative, or official explanation, of a lone …

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Eight nutrients to protect the aging brain

Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to a 2014 AARP study. As people age they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased critical thinking to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. In the March issue of Food Technology published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), contributing editor Linda Milo Ohr writes …