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Leid Stories—Two Americas: One White, the Other Besieged—09.18.17

Recent social, political and economic developments have been pointing up a long-held fact of life in America: It continues to be the land of the great divide. The televised Emmys awards show still took top billing over real-time protests  against police killings of fellow Americans. Leid Stories asks listeners: What [else] must be done to make racial and economic justice …

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The Gary Null Show – 09.01.17

The White House rogue gallery of crony capitalists and privateers, hatemongers, racists and climate change deniers John Nichols is a pioneering prolific progressive journalist who serves as the national affairs correspondent writing on domestic politics at The Nation magazine and is associate editor of the Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin.  He is also a contributing author for The Progressive and …

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The Gary Null Show – 08.14.17

Today is August 7th and like always The Gary Null Show is here to inform you on the best news in health, healing, the environment and all things political around the world. Gary sets time aside this episode to discuss the recent events taking place in the media. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Leid Stories—The Game Plan: Destroy Trump, Claim Moral Victory, Divvy Up the Spoils, and Return to Regular Gangster Politics—05.18.17

The fever-pitch push for impeachment of President Trump is a dead giveaway that the game plan is in motion. The irony is, Chaos Man himself pulled the trigger. A series of actions simultaneously are being launched against him, essentially to shorten his stay in the White House, now at a mere 117 days. What’s the plan? Destroy Trump, Claim Moral …

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HENRY GIROUX – Revisiting Orwell’s ‘1984’ in Trump’s America

In a strange but revealing way, popular culture and politics intersected soon after Donald Trump first assumed the presidency of the United States: George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, surged as the No. 1 best-seller on Amazon both in the United States and Canada. This followed two significant political events. First, Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s adviser, echoing the linguistic inventions of Orwell’s …

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DAVID EDWARDS – White House sources say Trump was ‘visibly enraged’ at the size of the Women’s March: report

President Donald Trump became “visibly enraged” over the weekend when he saw that the Women’s March dwarfed the size of his inauguration crowd, The Washington Post reported. White House sources told the Post that Trump’s celebratory mood turned to “flashes of anger” less than 24 hours after he took office. “Trump turned on the television to see a jarring juxtaposition …

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Dave Lindorff – 8 years of change, but not much hope: President Obama’s Crappy Legacy

Barack Obama came into the White House on a wave of passionate new voters, many of them black or young and white, becoming the nation’s first black president and promising a new era of “hope and change.” Eight years later, as he is preparing to exit the White House, he leaves behind considerable wreckage, disappointment and a legacy of death …

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White House: Obama will veto 9/11 bill

President Obama will veto legislation allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, the White House said Monday. “That is still the plan. The president does plan to veto this legislation,” press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. “I do anticipate the president will veto the legislation when it is presented to him. It hasn’t been presented …

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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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Henry A. Giroux – Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence

Gun violence in the United States has produced a culture soaked in blood – a culture that threatens everyone and extends from accidental deaths, suicides and domestic violence to mass shootings. In late December, a woman in St. Cloud, Florida, fatally shot her own daughter after mistaking her for an intruder. Less than a month earlier, on December 2, in San …