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Black Agenda Radio – 02.06.17

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: A new report on mass incarceration in the United States, this time focusing on the 160-thousand men and women who are serving life sentences behind bars; Mumia Abu Jamal speaks with Eddie Africa, the Move activist who has been a prisoner of the State of Pennsylvania for 38 years; and New York City organizers launch a Campaign for Community Control Over the Police.

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Glenn Greenwald – Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI With Vast Hidden Powers

n the wake of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the FBI assumes an importance and influence it has not wielded since J. Edgar Hoover’s death in 1972. That is what makes today’s batch of stories from The Intercept, The FBI’s Secret Rules, based on a trove of long-sought confidential FBI documents, so critical: It shines a bright light on the vast powers of this law enforcement …

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NEW SHOW ALERT: The Conspiracy Guy – 01.18.17

The Conspiracy Guy #8: The internet swirls with speculation that the CIA is going to take out the President-Elect of the United States prior to or during his inauguration. As stunning as it sounds, the threat appears to be real. The intelligence agencies have been attacking Trump on the basis of a fabricated “Russian dossier” that was created as “fanfiction”, which no one, much less the leaders of US intel agencies, ought to have taken seriously. And the claims of Russian hacking of the election likewise have no foundation: those DNC emails were not hacked but leaked, apparently by Seth Rich, the IT guy for the DNC, out of disillusionment with the sabotage of Bernie Sander’s campaign. Craig Murray, an intelligence analyst, UK ambassador and college head, evidently received them from him and gave them to Julian Assange, where Murray and Assange both deny any Russian involvement and where Rich appears to have paid for his act of supererogation with his life. But reliance upon fabricated documents by US intel agencies may be exceeded in hubris by the use of yet a third Hillary Clinton body-double, this one far better than either the “Meg Ryan” double used the day of her collapse at the 9/11 Memorial event and the “Meryl Streep” double used a few days later, where this third double has been identified in a new study using (what is known as) “eye-teeth ratio” to discriminate between them (where they have other obvious differences, once you realize the deception). And Hollywood propaganda continues unabated with the release of “Patriots Day”, a fictional reconstruction of the Boston bombing, but one in accord with the official account, which I dissect, piece by piece, during the second half of the show.

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The Gary Null Show – 01.18.17

Today On The Gary Null Show, Gary opens up the program with the latest in health and heating. During that segment Gary discusses the benefits of Taurine, How to add about 10-15 years onto your life. In the second half of the program Gary Null goes into some important commentaries covering the topics of the CIA and FBI, The promises Obama made, The Clintions and so much more.

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Black Agenda Radio – 01.16.17

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: Dr. Anthony Monteiro says the U.S. political and economic system is coming apart at the seams, with the ruling class fighting among itself — and that’s one reason the Democrats seem to have gone crazy over the imagined Russian threat. We’ll talk with Dr. Monteiro about the Democrats’ disarray, and the larger crisis of capitalism.

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MARK WEISBROT – Intel agencies ask Americans to ‘trust, don’t verify’ in new Cold War

Just as the first casualty of war is said to be the truth, the first casualty of the new Cold War is irony. Our most prominent journalists seem to have missed the Orwellian irony of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) asking Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper at Friday’s Senate hearings if Julian Assange has any credibility. Assange has maintained that the hacked or …

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PATRICK COCKBURN – Saudi Arabia’s Dream of Domination Goes Up in Flames

As recently as two years ago, Saudi Arabia’s half century-long effort to establish itself as the main power among Arab and Islamic states looked as if it was succeeding. A US State Department paper sent by former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, in 2014 and published by Wikileaks spoke of the Saudis and Qataris as rivals competing “to dominate the …

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Michael Tracey – Assange Is Vastly More Reliable Than The Elite U.S. Media

In January 2011, the people of Tunisia effectuated an uprising which led to the ouster of Ben Ali, who had ruled the country for 23 years. Many Tunisians were well aware that the regime was autocratic and corrupt, but they were provided additional gory details about its decadent opulence by none other than WikiLeaks, the organization whose founder and editor …

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Nick Turse – Tomgram: Nick Turse, Special Ops, Shadow Wars, and the Golden Age of the Gray Zone

Don’t think the fad for “draining the swamp” began on the campaign trail with Donald Trump.  It didn’t, although the “swamp” to be drained in the days after the 9/11 attacks wasn’t in Washington; it was a global one.  Of course, that’s ancient history, more than 15 years old.  Who even remembers that moment, though we still live with its …