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Black Agenda Radio – 08.28.17

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: The U.S. Justice Department demands to know the identities of 1.3 million people, because they visited a web site; Much of the U.S. Congress wants to make it a crime to boycott Israel; and, prisoner rights …

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Leid Stories—Commander in Chief Looks Forward to His First Nice Wars, Starting in Afghanistan and South Asia—08.22.17

President Donald Trump yesterday announced to soldiers at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., that U.S. military policy and tactics in Afghanistan and South Asia have been revised. He did not spell out the changes he has made, saying that it’s about “killing terrorists.” Leid Stories listeners discuss Trump’s speech, paying attention to what he was communicating, even …

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Leid Stories—Trump Aims to Break Obama’s Deportation Record; Introduces Idea of ‘Merit-Based’ Immigration Plan—08.03.17

Download this episode (right click and save) President Donald Trump yesterday announced his solution to America’s immigration problem: the RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) Act. It will ramp up deportation of illegals in the United States and grant legal status to others based on “merit.” The bill, co-authored by U.S. senators Tom Cotton (Ark.) and David Perdue (La.), could …

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Leid Stories—Hate As Policy: Trump’s Transgender Military Ban; Does It Matter If Sessions Quits Or Is Fired?—07.27.17

President Donald Trump’s stunning announcement yesterday that transgender people will be banned from all parts of the military set off a torrent of negative reaction across the country. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. …

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Leid Stories—Portraits of Love and Honor on Memorial Day—05.29.17

Leid Stories dedicates today’s Memorial Day program to those who have served, or currently are serving, in any branch of the U.S. military, and families of loved ones lost to war who wish to acknowledge and honor them. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Warrior Connection-05.07.17

The May 7 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with Becky Hayes a highway – concrete construction union employee who was exposed to DUCRETE a mixture of depleted uranium metal dust and normal concrete components who al of the same serious medical problems as specified by the VA and DOD and as experienced by military and civilian personnel exposed …

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Jonathan Marshall – Death of the Syrian ‘Moderate’ Fantasy

The neoconservative and liberal interventionist case for arming Syria’s rebels lost its last vestige of credibility this week with the routing of Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces by Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists in northwestern Syria. Washington think-tank warriors and editorial writers have long looked to the FSA as America’s natural allies in the Syrian conflict — so-called “moderates” unblemished by the Assad …

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Jonathan Marshall – How World War III Could Start

If humanity ever suffers a Third World War, chances are good it will start in some locale distant from the United States like the Baltic or South China Seas, the Persian Gulf, or Syria, where Washington and its rivals play daily games of “chicken” with lethal air and naval forces. Far from enhancing U.S. security, the aggressive deployment of U.S. …

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Nika Knight – Documents Reveal UK Involvement in Secret US Drone Campaign ‘Kill List’

The British military has been involved in selecting the targets of the United States’ secret drone campaign, new documents obtained by the U.K.-based rights group Reprieve revealedSunday. According to the documents, personnel at U.K. bases leased to the U.S. military play a role in drawing up the “kill list” for the ongoing drone assassinations in countries such as Yemen, Somalia, …

Duterte Calls for End to US-Philippine Military Exercises, Part of Tilt Toward China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised an end to military exercises with longtime ally the United States today. Speaking from Hanoi, Vietnam, Duterte said that he was “serving notice now to the Americans” that an upcoming drill “will be the last military exercise.” That’s likely to come as a shock to U.S. officials, who have routinely insisted that, behind Duterte’s rhetoric, U.S.-Philippine cooperation …