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The Gary Null Show – 06.30.17

A look back at the seminal year of the Boomer generation — 1967 and the Summer of Love — and the living legacy of the 60s subculture today?  Danny Goldberg is one of the pioneers in the music industry and currently the president of Gold Village Entertainment, which rightfully promotes artist management.  He has managed such bands as The Allman …

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Black Agenda Radio – 05.22.17

This is Black Agenda Radio, a weekly hour of African American political thought and action. Obamacare remains in a kind of limbo in the U.S. Congress, having been repealed in the House but with no action pending in the Senate. On the single payer health care front, a majority of House Democrats have finally signed on to Congressman John Conyers’ …

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JEFFREY ST. CLAIR – The President Who Wasn’t There: Barack Obama’s Legacy of Impotence

Barack Obama was in Brasilia on March 19, 2011, when he announced with limited fanfare the latest regime change war of his presidency. The bombing of Libya had begun with a hail of cruise missile attacks and air strikes. It was something of an impromptu intervention, orchestrated largely by Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice and the diva of vengeance Samantha Power, always …

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Trump’s Lies vs. Your Brain

All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said he was not a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of the Iran-Contra deal; there’s evidence he was. Bill Clinton said he did not have sex with that woman; he did, or close enough. Lying in politics transcends political party and …

Rebecca Gordon – Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, The Best Defense

At the height of the George W. Bush years, a bit of a TomDispatch piece would sometimes be reposted at a right-wing website with a disparaging comment, and I’d suddenly be deluged with abusive emails (many homophobic) that regularly advised me to take my whatever and get out of Dodge. Though I was born in New York City, as was …

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PAUL STREET – Beyond Anti-Trump

Let’s be careful about the phrase “anti-Trump coalition.”  The phrase leaves the door open for everything being about the Big Bad Donald and for progressives to get sucked/suckered once again into the ruling class politics of the Democrats. We need to take on the unelected deep state dictatorships of money, class, race, empire, militarism, sexism, and ecocide – the reigning oppression …

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Robert J Barsocchini – Carter Helped Argentine Satellite Dictator Drown Thousands of Dissidents: New Docs

Newly declassified documents pertaining to ‘Operation Condor‘, a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy sentiment in US satellites in Latin America, reveal that the government of Jimmy Carter provided assistance to the US proxy dictator in Argentina that helped him drown thousands of dissidents in the ocean or rivers. The revelations add to Carter’s already bloody legacy, which includes numeroussimilar crackdowns in US …

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Mental health in the 19th century, when soldiers died of homesickness

Abner R Small, a commissioned officer in the 16th Maine Volunteers, was captured by Confederate forces in August 1864 and spent several months as a prisoner of war. In his diary, Small recorded the effects of imprisonment upon his fellow inmates. “They became homesick and disheartened,” he noted. “They … were dying of nostalgia.” Nostalgia, once regarded as a condition …

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Project Censored – 10.11.16

In the first half-hour, author and professor Carol Anderson
rejoins the Project Censored Show to discuss structural racism in the US,
especially in the context of the presidential campaign.
In the second half of the program, human-rights activists Hector Aristizabal and
Isabel Garcia speak about conditions on the US-Mexico border, and how multiple
US administrations have enforced border policies that bring death to many immigrants.
They also discuss the Border Convergence taking place October 7 – 10.