Leid Stories – Asia, Venezuela, Brazil, Britain and the U.S. In Focus – 06.02.16

Dr. Gerald Horne, John J. and Rebecca Moores chair of history and African American studies at the University of Houston and frequent analyst of world affairs on Leid Stories, tells us what we need to know about President Obama’s 10th “pivot-to-Asia” trip; what’s behind the push against Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro and Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff; Britain’s June 23 referendum on whether to leave the European union; and the Clinton drag on Obama’s “legacy.”

Horne, who also teaches diplomatic history, is the author of more than 30 books (including, most recently, Paul Robeson: The Artist As Revolutionary; Confronting Black Jacobins: The U.S., the Haitian Revolution and the Origins of the Dominican Republic; and Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow.

In addition, he has written more than 100 scholarly papers that focus on struggles against imperialism, colonialism, fascism and racism.

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The Gary Null Show – 04.13.16

On “The Gary Null Show” here are the topics he discussed and the links to help you learn more.

Maple syrup protects neurons and nurtures young minds

If you eat fast food you’re getting a generous helping of toxic chemicals

New autism research: a nutrient called carnitine might counteract gene mutations linked with ASD risks

Black currant has high variability in flavonoid contents and composition

Fraud exposed: Hazardous chemicals and mislabeling rampant in olive oil industry

Ginkgo biloba indicating that it may have therapeutic value in the treatment of dementia, tinnitus, and cognitive decline and dysfunction

Video: Alan Watts – You’re it – Speech extract from “Zen Bones and Tales

Truth in Media: The Origin of ISIS

Crimes against humanity in Yemen: U.S. and Saudis causing hundreds of thousands of children to starve to death

New Report Details Big Oil’s $500 Million Annual Climate Obstructionism

The Violence of Police Politics