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The Gary Null Show – 02.14.17

Today on This Valentines Day episode of The Gary Null Show, Gary opens up the show with the latest in Health and Healing! Gary goes over the topics of too many calories, nutrients, benefits of olive oil, new antioxdants and vaccines. In the second half of the program Gary plays an audio clip Assad tells Belgian reporter Belgium & EU merely obey ‘US master’ on Syria- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad recently told Belgian media that their country and the EU merely obey ‘the American master’ when it comes to Syria and political decision-making in general. To wrap up the program Gary chats with producer Richard Gale.

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HENRY GIROUX – Democracy in Exile and the Curse of Totalitarianism

With his white supremacist ideology and racist contempt for Muslims on full display, President Trump has issued an executive order banning all Syrians and people from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States. In doing so, he has not only made visible, and without apology, his embrace of the frenzied lawlessness of authoritarianism, he has also put into …

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John Vidal – Water supplies in Syria deteriorating fast due to conflict, experts warn

War-torn Syria’s water supplies are deteriorating fast, triggering migration and disease and stoking a pollution crisis in neighbouring Lebanon, hydrologists and humanitarian groups have warned. “Water security continues to deteriorate for many civilians [in Syria]. Evidence shows that control over power and water infrastructure is [being] used as a weapon of warring parties,” said Noosheen Mogadam, a policy adviser with the Norwegian …

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ALEX RAY – The Death Toll in Syria: What Do the Numbers Really Say?

What is the Syrian death toll now? 400,000? Less? More? While the aphorism “One death is a tragedy, one million deaths is a statistic”, has been attributed to many, it is likely none foresaw the inverse utility of this concept for shaping narratives in an age of humanitarian intervention. Statistics are now weapons in themselves. Raw numbers are ambiguous; as …

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Leid Stories – 02.04.16

President Obama on Islam, Terrorism, Race and the American Way
In a highly publicized speech he delivered yesterday at the Islamic Society of Baltimore—his first visit to a U.S. mosque as head of state—President Barack Obama ostensibly was playing the role of Domestic Peacemaker in Chief, calling for religious tolerance and a rekindling of the Jeffersonian/Founding Fathers’ commitment to religious freedom for all Americans.
Lawdy, Lawdy, so wrong in so many ways, says Leid Stories of Obama’s speech.

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Canada’s top Google search: Sponsoring a Syrian refugee is all the rage in Canada.

Last September, after the photograph of three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s body on that Turkish beach hit the world’s front pages, the top Google search term in Canada was, “How to sponsor a Syrian?” The news media here, in the midst of covering a federal election campaign, jumped all over the Kurdi story. Not just because it was tragic, nor because of …

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Dennis Bernstein – The Deposer in Chief: Hillary in Honduras

Actions taken by Hillary Clinton as secretary of state are a major factor contributing to the waves of Central Americans, mostly Hondurans, coming north to the US, according to a highly respected Latino human rights activist and several distinguished scholars who have studied the situation and spent extensive time in the country. They assert that Clinton played a crucial and …

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Tony Cartalucci – Turkey: Bombing Its Way to a Better Narrative

A recent bombing in the Turkish city of Istanbul has left at least 10 dead and 15 injured. The government in Ankara was quick to blame the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh), claiming the bomber was “Syrian” and had crossed over from Syria into Turkey before carrying out the terrorist attack. The Guardian would report in its article, “Deadly Istanbul blast …