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Black Agenda Radio – 05.07.18

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: Inmates at prisons across the nation will go on strike, in August, against slavery behind the bars; the Democratic Party sides with CIA spies and the FBI, in its suit against Wikileaks; and, Winnie Mandela is remembered …

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The Conspiracy Guy – 01.03.18

Conspiracy Guy Show #57: Protests in Iran looks very much like a classic CIA attempt to bring about “regime change”, just as it has done in many nations across the world and, indeed, in Iran in 1953. While the prospects of success are not great, many who have supported Donald Trump are going to be disturbed by the extension of …

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The Conspiracy Guy – 07.19.17

Conspiracy Guy Show #34: Proof continues to mount that the meeting between Donald Trump, Jr., and a Russian lawyer (who was not connected to the Kremlin) was set up by Ron Goldstone, with an email that laid out all the elements the MSM has been using to pillory Jr. and the President, none of which has any substance. It even …

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Chandra Muzaffar – Trump’s Entry Ban against Muslims: Linked To Global Warfare and The Neo-Con Agenda?

For many years, Clark and others have argued publicly that the targeted states were part of a neo-conservative agenda led by men like Dick Cheney, former US Vice-President, Donald Rumsfeld, former US Secretary of Defence, and Paul Wolfowitz, former US Deputy Secretary of Defence which sought to control and dominate WANA through the might of the US’s military power. Apart …

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ELIANA JOHNSON – Cheney emerges as surprise Trump surrogate

During the campaign, Donald Trump trashed the hawkish foreign policy of the second Bush White House. But now, he and his team are relying on the man most closely identified with that regime — Dick Cheney — to help ensure that Rex Tillerson is confirmed next year as Trump’s secretary of state. As Republicans have voiced reservations about Tillerson’s relationship …

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Phillip Knightley obituary

Phillip Knightley, who has died aged 87, was one of the most accomplished reporters of his generation: his craftsmanship underpinned some of the 20th-century’s most memorable newspaper scoops and campaigns. He made a crucial contribution to the Sunday Times’s thalidomide exposé; revealed how the world’s biggest meat retailers, the Vestey family, had avoided taxation for six decades; and shed new …

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Gaining Happiness by Losing Yourself

A dissolution of body boundaries during meditation leads to greater happiness, says a new study. The results provide evidence that techniques that foster the loss of sense of body boundary can help in the treatment of mood disorders. In the pursuit of happiness we are often self-centered. I want an ice cream, I want to watch my favorite TV show, …

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Robert Parry – New York Times and the New McCarthyism

Traditional U.S. journalism and the American people are facing a crisis as the preeminent American newspaper, The New York Times, has fully lost its professional bearings, transforming itself into a neoconservative propaganda sheet eager for a New Cold War with Russia and imposing a New McCarthyism on public debate. The crisis is particularly acute because another top national newspaper, The Washington Post, is …

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Kissinger hindered US effort to end mass killings in Argentina, according to files

Former secretary of state Henry Kissinger jeopardized US efforts to stop mass killings by Argentina’s 1976-83 military dictatorship by congratulating the country’s military leaders for “wiping out” terrorism, according to a large trove of newly declassified state department files. The documents, which were released on Monday night, show how Kissinger’s close relationship to Argentina’s military rulers hindered Jimmy Carter’s carrot-and-stick …