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The Torch – 04.16.17

Khaled Sayed is an award-winning documentary director, who worked as a lawyer in Egypt before he moved to the United States, where he studied Multimedia production at San Francisco State University. Khaled Sayed Filmmaker Egypt: The Story Behind the Revolution Filmed primarily in Egypt in March of 2011, soon after the January revolution, this film introduces you to Egyptians who lived …

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NEW SHOW ALERT: The Conspiracy Guy – 04.05.17

The Conspiracy Guy #19: The stunning revelation that Obama’s National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, was responsible for unmasking the names of Trump transition team members has created chaos in Washington, D.C., were reporters for major outlets turn out to have been sitting on the story to protect the reputation of the former president. Mike Cernovich dropped the bombshell, which exposed Rice as having lied about the matter just two weeks ago, when she insisted she knew nothing about it; now, to defend herself, she claims that it was “part of her job”! The cork is out of the bottle, the toothpaste is out of the tube, there will be no going back to the stage of denying that surveillance was taking place–and, indeed, on a scale heretofore unimagined. A new whistleblower, Dennis Montgomery, a former contractor for the NSA and the CIA, has emerged, where his attorney, Larry Klayman, has written to around 50 members of Congress to put them on notice that Montgromery has 47 hard drives and 600 million pages of information about massive surveillance during the Obama Administration, including of the Chief Justice of the United States, Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, 156 other judges, and prominent personages such as Donald Trump and Larry Klayman himself. Perhaps most strikingly, Montgomery had already given this treasure trove to the FBI and both Congressional intelligence committees. What more we are going to discover remains to be seen, but it appears that Donald Trump has been proven right again in allegations he has made that have been widely debunked by the corrupt press in the past. This one is going to make a difference.

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Project Censored – 04.04.17

Nolan, Nicholas, and Desiree begin the program with a roundtable critique of the corporate-media’s coverage of
recent domestic-spying revelations, as well as the issue of whether or not Donald Trump is a political aberration;
then Alicia Huartado provides updates on work in progress at Project Censored.
For the remainder of the program, the hosts interview two guests on the topic of critical media literacy;
first, Allison Butler discusses the need for media literacy in the context of the “post-truth” Trump administration.
Then Bill Yousman explains the unique MA program in media literacy offered at his campus.

Allison Butler is a lecturer in Communications at the University of Massachusetts, and the Director of
the media-literacy education organization Mass Media Literacy. Bill Yousman directs the graduate
program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut; he’s also
the author of “The Spike Lee Enigma.”

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Black Agenda Radio – 02.06.17

Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host, Nellie Bailey. Coming up: A new report on mass incarceration in the United States, this time focusing on the 160-thousand men and women who are serving life sentences behind bars; Mumia Abu Jamal speaks with Eddie Africa, the Move activist who has been a prisoner of the State of Pennsylvania for 38 years; and New York City organizers launch a Campaign for Community Control Over the Police.

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Michael Payne – Trump declares war on the media; a monumental mistake he will soon regret

You would think that a newly elected U.S. president who needs all the help he can get to achieve his objectives would think deeply about what he was going to say before he actually said it. Most incoming presidents would do just that; except this president, Donald J. Trump. Trump engaged in a running feud with this country’s national media …

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Naomi Klein – Trump’s Crony Cabinet May Look Strong, but They Are Scared

Let’s zoom out and recognize what is happening in Washington right now. The people who already possess an absolutely obscene share of the planet’s wealth, and whose share grows greater year after year—at last count, eight men own as much as half the world—are determined to grab still more. The key figures populating Donald Trump’s cabinet are not only ultra-rich—they …

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Glenn Greenwald – Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Culmination of War on Terror Mentality but Still Uniquely Shameful

IT IS NOT difficult for any decent human being to immediately apprehend why and how Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from seven Muslim countries is inhumane, bigoted, and shameful. During the campaign, the evil of the policy was recognized even by Mike Pence (“offensive and unconstitutional”) and Paul Ryan (violative of America’s “fundamental values”), who are far too craven and cowardly to object now. …

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Nika Knight – In Photos: Women’s Marches on All Seven Continents Demand ‘A Better Future’

The second day of the Trump administration has seen an unprecedented wave of protests swell across the globe, as the Women’s March on Washington and its sister marches on all continents—yes, including Antarctica—fight back against the U.S. president’s frightening rhetoric. Organizers’ informal tally now puts the total number of march participants at a stunning 2.5 million around the world. And with …