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Leid Stories—Portraits of Love and Honor on Memorial Day—05.29.17

Leid Stories dedicates today’s Memorial Day program to those who have served, or currently are serving, in any branch of the U.S. military, and families of loved ones lost to war who wish to acknowledge and honor them. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Climate change could trigger tropical evacuations, researchers advise

Global warming by just 2 degrees Celsius is likely to force some tropical plant, animal and human populations to relocate hundreds of miles from their current homes this century, according to research published today in the journal Scientific Reports. Solomon Hsiang, Chancellor’s Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and Adam Sobel, a professor of applied physics …

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Mark Wilkerson – One Man’s War

Memorial Day is over.  You had your barbeque.  Now, you can stop thinking about America’s wars and the casualties from them for another year.  As for me, I only wish it were so. It’s been Memorial Day for me ever since I first met Tomas Young.  And in truth, it should have felt that way from the moment I hunkered …

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Charles Eisenstein – By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them

I’m dealing with massive cognitive dissonance right now. Multiple, contradictory beliefs and perceptions inhabit my mind, each compelling on its own terms. How do I choose? I’ll share two of the most contradictory. Last weekend I spoke at a wonderful music festival near Asheville called Kinnection Campout. I’ve not yet been to a festival with such a positive, friendly, gentle …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 05.30.16

Hot dogs and hand grenades, mattress sales and murder tales: Memorial Day 2016! Vince talks about the U.S. Empire, the war in Iraq and his reflections on militarism and his time in the U.S. Marine Corps ten years after being discharged (yes, it’s been that long). Vince makes the connection between war abroad and austerity at home. Why must we ditch nationalism? How can we challenge these ideologies? Tune in and check it out.

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Leid Stories – Memorial Day: A Deep-Rooted History Long Forgotten – 05.30.16

Leid Stories observes Memorial Day recalling its deep roots in Civil War history.

Our guide through the sociohistorical minefield is Dr. David W. Blight, professor of American history at Yale University and director of the Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition.

VIDEO: A southern world view: The old South and proslavery ideology

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DARPA’s Brain Chip Program By Catherine J. Frompovich

How would readers like to have a “black box” for your brain or, possibly, a “brain chip”? Do you think that’s far-fetched? Well, think again, because Dr. Peter Breggin, MD, discloses in the video posted below just what the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has planned for humans. Dr. Peter R. Breggin, MD, who has been a medical …