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The Torch – 01.02.17

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment Historian, writer, activist committed to Indigenous people’s rights. How the gun “debate” signifies the rise of a new American militarism peppered by bloody incidents from Sandy Hook elementary school to Virginia Tech, a Charleston, SC church is acting out a very real history of warfare against native people and the …

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Leid Stories—It’s A Very White World, Again—10.17.17

Leid Stories looks at the way the media define our reality by boldly reinforcing white-supremacist values in their editorial content—signifying a return to the “old days” when whiteness was the standard by which all things, and people, were measured. No, it’s not the ascendancy of Donald Trump or right-wing ideology in America, says Leid Stories, it might just be that …

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The Conspiracy Guy – 09.27.17

Conspiracy Guy Show #44: Trump’s neglect of Puerto Rico begins to look like a repeat of Bush’s neglect of New Orleans, from which he never completely recovered. There are going to be serious repercussions from talking about PR’s bankruptcy from a guy who has repeatedly resorted to bankruptcy himself, where he could have been hailed as a hero had he …

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Leid Stories—Disaster in the Caribbean: A Reflection of Colonial Times; Two Protests, One Seeks A Buy-In; the Other Uncovers A Sellout–09.25.17

The response by the United States and Britain, principally, to current or former territories in the Caribbean that have been devastated by the recent spate of hurricanes tells a story that goes far beyond the matter of humanitarian aid. A tale of two protests. Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s one-man protest against white supremacy and injustice got a huge boost this …

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Ask Beatty – 02.06.17

DREAMS + HARD WORK+ MENTORING = SUCCESS

Whether you are struggling with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, substance abuse, obesity or relationship or sexual issues, the number one question that you need to ask yourself is whether you are really SERIOUS about acknowledging, addressing and resolving the challenges. In doing so, you will be able to position yourself to make your personal and professional dreams come true.

My guest today is Jan Mercer Darms, Founder & CEO of Swig and also Founder of 6-Figures, an experiential networking organization for highly accomplished profession women. Jan is an example of a woman of integrity, goodness kindness and political acumen, who has also been able to build two highly successful businesses.

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BERNIE SANDERS – HOW CORPORATE MEDIA THREATENS OUR DEMOCRACY

MEDIA SHAPES OUR VERY LIVES. It tells us what products we need to buy and, by the quantity and nature of coverage, what is “important” and what is “unimportant.” Media informs us as to the scope of what is “realistic” and “possible.” When we see constant coverage of murders and brutality on television, corporate media is telling us that crime …

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Harvey Wasserman – King CONG vs. Solartopia

As you ride the Amtrak along the Pacific coast between Los Angeles and San Diego, you pass the San Onofre nuclear power plant, home to three mammoth atomic reactors shut by citizen activism. Framed by gorgeous sandy beaches and some of the best surf in California, the dead nukes stand in silent tribute to the popular demand for renewable energy. …

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Why New Crohn’s Disease Vaccine is a Mistake

A Crohn’s disease vaccination is being developed by a researcher in Great Britain. The vaccine targets MAP, a bacteria found in 80% of Crohn’s sufferers. The vaccine aims to help stimulate the body to eliminate MAP, and thus cure those suffering with Crohn’s disease. [1] While the intent of the researcher may be honorable, it is highly debatable whether another …