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Black Agenda Radio – 03.27.17

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: Human Rights Watch pretends to defend vulnerable people from abuse by powerful forces all around the world. But, most of the time, Human Rights Watch defends U.S. foreign policy. And, as the pace of prison activism increases by the month, Prison Radio brings you voices from behind the bars.

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Baher Kamal – Trump, the Banks and the Bomb

ROME, Jan 7 2017 (IPS) – When pro-nuclear disarmament organisations last October cheered the United Nations decision to start in 2017 negotiations on a global treaty banning these weapons, they probably did not expect that shortly after the US would elect Republican businessman Donald Trump as their 45th president. Much less that he would rush to advocate for increasing the …

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81% 0f Americans oppose the $38 billion military gift to Israel

“A solid majority of Americans would redirect $38 billion the Obama Administration pledged to Israel toward other priorities. The Obama administration last week signed an executive agreement with Israel pledging $38 billion ($3.8 billion per year) in foreign aid for fiscal years 2019- 2028. The majority of the proposed spending is for Foreign Military Financing to provide Israel advanced and upgraded jet …

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Gareth Porter – The Classified ’28 Pages’: A Diversion From Real US-Saudi Issues

The controversy surrounding the infamous “28 pages” on the possible Saudi connection with the terrorists that were excised from the joint Congressional report on the 9/11 attacks is at fever pitch. But that controversy is a distraction from the real problems that Saudi Arabia’s policies pose to the United States and the entire Middle East region. The political pressure to …

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Barry Grey – Wall Street donors account for 40 percent of super PAC funds in US election

The 2016 US election campaign has exposed deep-seated popular alienation from the entire political establishment and growing anger over the domination of US society and politics by Wall Street. Democratic contender Bernie Sanders, who calls himself a democratic socialist, has capitalized on this sentiment by basing his campaign on denunciations of the “billionaire class” and an electoral process dominated by …

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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 02.04.16

ELECTION THEFT IN IOWA, NEW HAMPSHIRE AND BEYOND?

We are concerned about the reported outcome of the Iowa caucuses and what that might mean for the general election. With the great GREG PALAST and BOB FITRAKIS, and with READER SUPPORTED NEWS reporter SCOTT GALINDEZ we explore what really happened with the vote count there.

We also ask the $64 trillion question: CAN BERNIE WIN IN A “STRIP & FLIP” ELECTRONIC SELECTION?

We look the impact of stripping the voter rolls and flipping the vote count from the 2000 and 2004 presidential thefts for George W. Bush, and see what the implications might be for 2016. It’s not a pretty picture.

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Steven Rosenfeld – San Bernardino Killings Unleashing Right Wing Wave of Fear Mongering, Islamophobia and War Fever

This weekend, America’s right wing—from the 2016 GOP candidates to its media echo chambers on cable TV, online and talk radio—have unleashed what may be their most hate-filled, fear-based, war-mongering fusillade since the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The attacks—from a former GOP congressman taunting [3] the U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to arrest him after threatening American Muslims on air, …

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Tim DeChristopher – Sunny Climate Nonsense

omehow, Jonathan Chait’s New York Magazine article entitled “The Sunniest Climate Change Story You’ve Ever Read” left me feeling pretty dark. I knew why I was angry at Chait’s blatantly ahistorical article that attempted to erase the climate movement from the struggle against climate change. He was devaluing the people who have actually been fighting to stop climate change in …

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Project Censored – 08.11.15

On the Project Censored show Peter Phillips with California Green Party activist Laura Wells as co-host interview professor Peter Mathews regarding his book “Dollar Democracy: with Liberty and Justice for Some,” regarding key issues including the decline of the middle class, inequality in education, health care, the collapse of the environment, and what needs to be done. The conversation addresses issues from GMO labeling to California’s Proposition 13 to the runaway Pentagon budget; Matthews’ underlying theme is that most contemporary political problems can be traced to the super-rich controlling the electoral process through campaign contributions.