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The Working Life Podcast With Jonathan Tasini – STEALING TIPS, NOT! BIG AIRPORT WAGE HIKE, YES! TEXAS GOING BLUE IN 32ND? – 03.29.18

The gall of greedy employers never seems to end, right? This time it shows up in the restaurant biz where the other NRA—the National Restaurant Association–was trying to get its hands on waiters’ tips. I talk to Judy Conti, a key leader in the successful battle to slap down that money grab. I, then, chat with Angie Person, an airport …

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Leid Stories—Under the Gun, A New Generation of Leadership Emerges—03.26.18

Saturday, March 24, 2018 was a historic day. More than 2 million people in 830 cities across the United States—and tens of thousands more in cities all over the world—staged a coordinated populist protest demanding aggressive government action in closing loopholes in gun-sales laws and more strictly regulating gun ownership. The protest, themed “March for Our Lives,” brought together several …

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Black Agenda Radio – 03.19.18

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: Black and Latino activists come to grips with tensions between the communities over jobs and prejudice. A new report shows that, the way things are going, it will take 75 years to cut the U.S. prison …

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Leid Stories—Students Walk Out on Ineffective Leadership; Trump’s Mental Meltdowns Sold As ‘Genius’—03.14.18

Today, as high school students stage a nationwide school walkout against gun violence, we salute them for their courage, compassion and leadership. They are standing up for 17 students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School savagely murdered in an assault-rifle attack on Valentine’s Day, and they are demanding that the nation’s political leadership enact legislation to ban the sale of …

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Trends This Week – The Fish Rots from the Head Down – 10.04.17

Global trends forecaster Gerald Celente discusses: a new approach to gun control; the hypocritical treatment of the Catalonia crisis in the news; the Military “tough guy” takeover of the White House.  Mr. Celente also answers caller questions on “the rule of the people” and electric cars. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Leid Stories—U.S. Foreign Policy and A World of Trouble—08.02.17

Historian and political scientist Dr. Gerald Horne discusses some of the major trouble spots in the world today and their connections to U.S. foreign policy and globalist agendas. Horne is the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. A prolific author, he has written more than 30 books and 100 scholarly …

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AMANDA MARCOTTE – Fear, racism, and hatred: Why the gun industry makes so much money off mass shootings

Even though the mass shooting in Orlando over the weekend is the largest in our nation’s history, the fallout is following a standard pattern, a narrative so well-worn that it’s impossible not to become numb to it: Liberals call for gun control, conservatives act like you are trying to take away their precious babies, nothing gets done, everyone eventually drifts …

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Charles Derber and Yale Magrass – Trump Card: The Bully Who Exposes Our Bully Nation

Donald Trump’s flagrant bullying — much denounced even by the Republican Party establishment, with both President Bushes refusing to endorse him — is no sign that he will lose the presidential nomination or election. The dirty secret is that GOP leaders secretly admire and envy his power as a bully. Worse, Trump’s bullying resonates not only with his hardcore supporters, but also …

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Jeff Bryant – How Much Do We Hate Our Children?

When President Barack Obama recently made an impassioned plea to do something about the proliferation of gun violence in America, he drew upon the images of elementary school children gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut to engage our emotions. “First graders,” he exclaimed, with tears coursing down his cheeks. His reference to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting seemed like a …