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Project Censored – 03.28.17

Nolan, Nicholas and Desiree take a look at the state of Hip-Hop music in 2017. with guests Shaida Akbarian and Grand Skeme.
Later in the program, a roundtable critique of recent topics in corporate media, followed by updates on Project Censored stories with Alicia Huartado.

Shaida Akbarian is a lecturer in Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay.
Grand Skeme is a Hip-Hop recording artist based in San Jose.

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Leid Stories—Good to You, Good for You, It’s “Free Your Mind Friday!—10.14.16

Another week of mayhem that has brought us ever closer to a political apocalypse. Yet, we’re still standing and relatively sane. Polls are showing that “Free Your Mind Friday” is the single most effective defense against the system’s nefarious mind-control plans. (Actually, there’ve been no such polls, but it’s lying season, and the intent was to hype the program.)

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John Kiriakou – The Very Existence of the NSA Is Illegal

he Washington Post reported last week that the National Security Agency soon would begin providing local law enforcement with data on American citizens intercepted without probable cause and without a warrant. This data has nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism. It apparently will be used mostly in drug cases, although it could conceivably be used against any American for any reason. Most …

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Sarah Lazare – The FBI Has a New Plan to Spy on High School Students Across the Country

Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high schools across the country to report students who criticize government policies and “western corruption” as potential future terrorists, warning that “anarchist extremists” are in the same category as ISIS and young people who are poor, immigrants or travel to “suspicious” countries are more likely to commit horrific violence. Based on the widely …

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Vaccine Injury Claims Expected to Increase in 2016: Federal Advisory Committee Update

It came as no surprise to me that during the meeting of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) on December 4, 2015 that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Division of Injury Compensation Programs (DICP) reported that the number of vaccine injury claims for this fiscal year will exceed previous years. I have monitored this committee for the …

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Deepa Kumar – It’s Not Just Hate Crimes: Islamophobia Is the Outgrowth of a Deeply Racist System

2015 was a horrific year for Muslims. Even CNN [3] noted that it “has been one of the most intensely anti-Muslim periods in American history.” The previous highpoint was 2010 during the so-called Ground Zero Mosque controversy when there were 53 attacks on mosques. In 2015 there were 63 incidents. What explains the rise of anti-Muslim racism almost a decade-and-a-half after the events …

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Leid Stories – 01.25.16

Post-Blizzard, It’s the Political Climate That’s Being Watched

Post-blizzard weather may be big news, but the political climate is our focus today. On the cusp of the Feb. 1 Iowa Caucus and five other early-voting primaries next month, the first electoral barometers in the 2016 presidential race are consuming media attention. President Barack Obama weighs in with his own interpretation of the significance of the race for his replacement, and Leid Stories’ listeners interpret his interpretation.

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The Gary Null Show – 01.18.16

William Pepper is a New York attorney best known for representing Martin Luther King’s accused assassin, James Earl Ray, to prove his innocence. Dr. King had reached out to William in 1967 regarding an essay he had written for Ramparts magazine concerning Vietnamese victims of American napalm missions and was present at Dr. King’s famous Riverside Church speech.

William was the citizens chairman for Robert Kennedy’s run for the Senate in Westchester Country and also a counsel for Robert Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan Sirhan arguing for a second shooter. Subsequently he has been active in the 911 Truth Movement and advocating that war crimes be brought against former president George Bush. William has received degrees from Columbia, a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts and his JD from Boston College. He has written a couple books on MLK and his forthcoming book “The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr” will be released by the anniversary of MLK’s assassination on April 4th

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Bamzi Banchiri – What are Americans willing to trade their privacy for?

Many Americans are willing to share their private information, but it depends on what they get in return. A Pew Research Center study released on Thursday revealed that Americans are often reluctant to disclose personal information, and get upset when companies use it to target them with ads. Yet a majority of those surveyed said that they might be willing …

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Patrick Martin – Obama’s final State of the Union: Lies, evasions and threats

The final State of the Union speech delivered Tuesday night by President Barack Obama was a demonstration of the incapacity of the American political system to deal honestly or seriously with a single social question. Obama evaded the real issues that affect tens of millions of working people in America every day of their lives. He painted a ludicrous picture …