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The Torch – 03.19.17

Jeff Ruch is Executive Director of Public Employees for Environmental
Responsibility – PEER. Prior to that Jeff was the Policy Director and
a staff attorney at the Government Accountability Project representing
whistleblowers from both the public and private sector. PEER advocated
against the political manipulation science, defending whistleblowers,
protecting public health and shielding scientists from interference in
the public sector.
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Ruthie Epstein is deputy advocacy director at the New York Civil
Liberties Union. She lobbied for reforms to the criminal justice and
immigration systems, as well as coordinating the organization’s
response to the 2014 Central American refugee crisis at the southern
border. From 2005 to 2013, she worked at Human Rights First in New
York City, advocating for protections in the U.S. refugee and asylum
systems.

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The Gary Null Show – 03.14.17

The Stella Blizzard doesn’t stop Gary Null from doing his Monday-Friday show here on The Progressive Radio Network, Gary starts off the program with the latest in health and healing before going to a in depth environmental segment, Gary cracks the safe on the audio vault to play some clips on Canadian journalist DESTROYS corporate media hack and explains what is actually going on in Aleppo, Syria and 9 million painkillers shipped to tiny West Virginia town. In just two years, drug wholesalers shipped 9 million opioid pills to a pharmacy in Kermit, WV, a town of just 400 people. Now the town is trying to take the wholesalers to court.

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Resistance Radio – Lilliana Corredor – 03.12.17

Dr. Lilliana Corredor is the Founder & Coordinator of Scientists for the Mekong. For the last 35 years she has worked worldwide to protect water. She has worked with Peasants, Farmers, School kids, Community Groups, Indigenous tribes, Fishermen, Government departments (for free), NGOs,  the Public. Today we talk about Mekong River Ecocide.

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Tim Radford – Climate change caused Middle East dust storm

LONDON, 24 January, 2017 – A storm of dust so fierce that it obscured seven Middle Eastern nations from satellite observation has been blamed on climate change. In August and part of September 2015, a wall of dust driven by a cyclone cloaked parts of Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian territories. Flights were cancelled, there were …

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: The United Nations (UN) headquarters stands above the neighborhood on the east side of Manhattan on September 29, 2015 in New York City. The ongoing war in Syria and the refugee crisis it has spawned are providing a backdrop to this years 70th annual General Assembly meeting of global leaders.   Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP
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Disunity and Impotence at the United Nations

The UN was not created to take mankind to heaven, but to save humanity from hell.Dag Hammarskjöld, UN secretary-general, during a May 1954 speech. The man who, by simply raising his hand, prevented all efforts to end the war in Syria is sitting in a bunker-like room on 67th Street in Manhattan. Chandeliers are hanging above his head, a pendulum …

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Mike Lofgren – Did Trump Kill ‘Liberal Democracy’?

The election of Donald Trump has triggered as much wonderment abroad as it has in the United States. David Runciman, a professor of politics at the University of Cambridge, has written in the London Review of Books a provocative reflection on the nature of democracy in the age of Trump: “Is this how democracy ends?” There is much to praise …

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The ‘Post-Truth’ Mainstream Media

For several months, Western officials and media outlets repeated thousands of times that there were between 250,000 and 300,000 civilians trapped under Syrian and Russian bombardment in East Aleppo. Western reports rarely mentioned the Syrian government’s estimate that there were only one-third that number of civilians in the rebel-controlled enclave – nor that its estimates were solidly based on what it had found in …

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Baher Kamal – Trump, the Banks and the Bomb

ROME, Jan 7 2017 (IPS) – When pro-nuclear disarmament organisations last October cheered the United Nations decision to start in 2017 negotiations on a global treaty banning these weapons, they probably did not expect that shortly after the US would elect Republican businessman Donald Trump as their 45th president. Much less that he would rush to advocate for increasing the …