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The Torch – 02.12.17

My name is Paul DeRienzo and this is The Torch, a weekly program dedicated to investigating the stories that lay outside the mainstream and shining a bright light on the darkest crevices of the national security state. We are also dedicated to idea that if you can’t dance no one will want your revolution. Therefore we will be looking into the cultural aspects of social change and dedicate ourselves to the proposition of having fun.

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A Just Cause – Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein – 01.29.17

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill and United States Senator of California Dianne Feinstein, who has built a reputation as an independent voice, working with both Democrats and Republicans to find commonsense solutions to the problems facing California and the nation.

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference following a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May (not pictured) on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hangzhou on September 4, 2016.
G20 leaders confront a sluggish global economy and the winds of populism as they open annual talks, but the long war in Syria and the South China Sea territorial dispute hang over the summit. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Gareth Porter – Behind the real US strategic blunder in Syria

President Barack Obama has long been under fire from the US national security elite and the media for failing to intervene aggressively against the Assad regime. But the real strategic blunder was not that Barack Obama didn’t launch yet another war in Syria, but that he decided to go along with the ambitions of America’s Sunni allies to create and …

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A Just Cause – Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Danny K. Davis – 12.11.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Danny K. Davis, who has distinguished himself as an articulate voice for his constituents and as an effective legislator able to move major bills to passage. He has developed a unique and energetic style of communication and interaction with his constituents setting up dozens of advisory task forces to consider significant questions of public policy.

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John Kiriakou – Kathleen Kane: Another Whistleblower Goes to Prison in America

ormer Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane is likely headed to prison. She was found guilty recently of multiple counts of perjury and criminal conspiracy for leaking grand jury information to a reporter. But Kathleen Kane is also a whistleblower. And like most whistleblower cases, there is more than meets the eye in this one, more than what the press would have you …

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Climate change ‘significant and direct’ threat to U.S. military: reports

The effects of climate change endanger U.S. military operations and could increase the danger of international conflict, according to three new documents endorsed by retired top U.S. military officers and former national security officials. “There are few easy answers, but one thing is clear: the current trajectory of climatic change presents a strategically-significant risk to U.S. national security, and inaction …

** FILE ** Senate Armed Services Committee member, and Democratic Presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., right, talks with Lt. Gen. David Petraeus on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Jan.. 23, 2007 file photo. Petraeus delivers his assessment of the Iraq war April 8, the next commander in chief will weigh in as well. Republican Sen. John McCain will get a chance to argue that last year's U.S. troop buildup has been a success and withdrawal would be a mistake. Clinton and Barack Obama will have an opportunity to ask why the United States is still fighting more than five years after the invasion.  (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File)

Zaid Jilani, Alex Emmons, Naomi LaChance – Hillary Clinton’s National Security Advisers Are a “Who’s Who” of the Warfare State

HILLARY CLINTON IS meeting on Friday with a new national security “working group” that is filled with an elite “who’s who” of the military-industrial complex and the security deep state. The list of key advisers — which includes the general who executed the troop surge in Iraq and a former Bush homeland security chief turned terror profiteer — is a strong indicator that Clinton’s …

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A Just Cause – The Conspiracy Facts of the IRP6 Injustice – 09.04.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks Special Guest is Retired, Federal Judge Mary E. Bullock, who is an ongoing supporter of the wrongfully convicted IRP6 in Colorado.

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A Just Cause – Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer – 08.21.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks Special Guests is U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, who is a forceful advocate for families, children, consumers, the environment and her State of California. She became a United States’ Senator in January 1993 after 10 years of service in the House of Representatives and six years on the Marin County Board of Supervisors.