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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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The Gary Null Show – 03.20.18

The triumph and dominance of fear in America and its long term consequences.  Sasha Abramsky is a freelance journalist and author educated at Oxford and Columbia universities and is a senior fellow specializing in inequality, poverty and incarceration and the criminal justice system at the nonpartisan think tank Demos in New York City.  Sasha is a regular contributor to The …

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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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Leid Stories—Mass Murder, Thoughts and Prayers, and Life Goes On?—02.26.18

The students, faculty and administrators of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., are expected to put in a full day today. It’s the first day since an ex-student with an array of discipline and mental-health went on a killing spree at the school problems on Valentine’s Day, killing 17 and injuring dozens more with a military-style assault rifle. …

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Leid Stories—Another Mass School Shooting with No Easy Answers—02.15.18

A former student who reportedly had been expelled from a high school in well-to-do Parkland, Fla., for behavioral problems returned to the school armed with an assault rifle yesterday and killed 17 people before he was apprehended by police. Nikolas Cruz, 19, also injured more than a dozen others during his murderous rampage, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said, adding that …