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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Heart of Mind Radio – 05.06.16

Heart Of Mind Radio May 5th 2016 Show Description

Guests on Today’s Heart Of Mind Radio are participating in upcoming event:

In Celebration of

Mother Earth and all the Mothers of the World.

Sunday May 8th, 3:00–5:00 PM

At The Commons Brooklyn, 388 Atlantic Ave

(Between Bond & Hoyt St.)

Presented by

Heart Of Mind Radio and CUBRAITI INC,

Rosse Taveras Saint Louis is the Founder and President of educational cultural arts non profit organization, CUBRAITI, Inc.

CUBRAITI, Inc was founded in New York City in 2003 and has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Since its inception Cubraiti, Inc. has partnered with numerous arts, educational and cultural organizations creating Cultural –arts, dance curriculums.

Rosse T. Saint Louis has researched oral histories and sacred African Diaspora dance traditions throughout the Americas. She received a Masters Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Comparative Education and Anthropology. She has traveled to Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Haiti, Africa and Dominican Republic choreographing, directing, lecturing, researching and performing. She is the recipient of the Teacher’s College, Office of the President, Diversity and Community Award and a New School Multicultural Diversity Award and is a Fulbright Fellow. She performed at the International Fulbright Alumni committee in Brasilia, Brazil and at the International Black Heritage Festival in Lagos, Nigeria Africa.

She is a educator, performing artists and writer, currently living in New York City. Contact: Cubraiti@outlook.com Website: http://www.cubraiti.org/

Legendary veteran percussionist Leopoldo F. Fleming, well known as a versatile and sensitive accompanist and soloist on multiple percussion instruments with such talents as Miriam Makeba, Nina Simont, Randy Weston, Harry Belafonte, Eartha Kitt, Lonnie Liston Smith, Archie Shepp, and the Boys Choir of Harlem. Leopoldo worked and toured with the who-is-who of the international jazz scene during the last 50 years.

Keven Nathaniel – a visionary musician who, with the voice and ancient African instruments, channels sound as a universal healing force. Together, breathing rhythms to the beat of our synchronized hearts, Keven Nathaniel resonates songs of unity and the “big picture” of love in the grooviest ways possible. A long-time devotee of mbira, drum, dance, song, meditation, and yoga; a world-raveled “urban Shaman” who shares musical medicine for the ancient, the now, and the beyond, Keven Nathaniel shares a fresh, deep experience of the beauty of sound.

SAINT a/k/a Young Buffett is a Brooklyn-born emcee who has quickly established himself as one of the most lyrically-gifted & insightful new hip hop artist to emerge in the last two decades.

Saint is an inspirational emcee with a strong message of hope and displays amazing versatility while addressing social issues and personal growth. His first music purchase was a hit single titled, “Wooha,” by Busta Rhymes. Later on, he caught the attention of legendary hip hop producers Dj Premier & Dj Clark Kent respectively. Saint has earned his stripes performing & dominating countless clubs, showcases, open mics, rap battles & more.

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Stan Cox – Young Farmers Are Aiming to Change the Face of Local Farming

Richard Nixon’s agriculture secretary in the early to mid-1970s was Earl Butz, a man best known for advising the nation’s farmers to “get big or get out.” Rural America has been following that advice ever since. Across most of the country, farms continue to grow in acreage and dwindle in number. Every state in the vast agricultural region stretching from …

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Paul Craig Roberts – How The American Neoconservatives Destroyed Mankind’s Hopes For Peace

When Ronald Reagan turned his back on the neoconservatives, fired them, and had some of them prosecuted, his administration was free of their evil influence, and President Reagan negotiated the end of the Cold War with Soviet President Gorbachev. The military/security complex, the CIA, and the neocons were very much against ending the Cold War as their budgets, power, and …

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Colin Todhunter – Capitalism And Global Agribusiness: From Ford To Monsanto, It’s For Your Own Good

“We must… build our own local food systems that create new rural-urban links, based on truly agroecological food production… We cannot allow Agroecology to be a tool of the industrial food production model: we see it as the essential alternative to that model, and as the means of transforming how we produce and consume food into something better for humanity …

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PETER DALE SCOTT – DEEP HISTORY AND THE GLOBAL DRUG CONNECTION, PART 2: MURDER ON THE STREETS OF WASHINGTON

Orlando Letelier was an exiled former Chilean diplomat. He had served in the socialist government of   Salvador Allende, who, in 1973, was overthrown in a US-backed coup. The notorious dictator Augusto Pinochet took over. Letelier was seized, tortured and imprisoned. He was released a year later as a result of international pressure. He was invited to Washington, DC where he …

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ANDREW O’HEHIR – Lessons of the Panama Papers: Yes, the rich are different from us — they stole our money

F. Scott Fitzgerald apparently never told his Parisian drinking buddy Ernest Hemingway, “Ernie, the rich are different from us,” only to be rebuffed by the legendary comeback, “Yes, they have more money.” Like so many famous anecdotes, that one was cooked up years after the fact (probably by Fitzgerald’s posthumous editor, the literary critic Edmund Wilson). One reason that apocryphal …

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Leid Stories – Obama Gets Schooled on U.S.-Cuba History; Hillary’s Supreme Deception About U.S. Supreme Court – 03.29.16

President Barack Obama’s historical and diplomatic slip ups on his recent trip to Cuba, duly noted and discussed on Leid Stories, are the subject of an essay by retired President Fidel Castro. Published yesterday in Granma, Castro schooled “Brother Obama” on a particular U.S.-Cuba history the Harvard grad should know.

Hillary Clinton is warning voters about a pending disaster—a Donald Trump appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Leid Stories unmasks Clinton’s supreme deception.

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Black Agenda Radio – 03.28.16

Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective with Glen Ford and his co-host, Nellie Bailey.

– The Belgians, who killed at least twelve million Congolese when they colonized that country, now play the role of global victim, in the wake of an attack by the Islamic State. We spoke with Arun Kundnani, author of the book, “The Muslims are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror.” Kundnani is a British citizen of Indian extraction, who lecturers at New York University. He says Europe and the United States have earned their enemies.

– Black Agenda Report editor and columnist Ajamu Baraka, a co-founder of the U.S. Human Rights Network, recently returned from Europe where he attended the 15th anniversary of the United Nations World Conference Against Racial Discrimination, which was first held in Durban, South Africa, in 2001. Baraka was also on hand for the UN’s Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Atlantic Slave Trade.

– The City Council of Newark, New Jersey, unanimously voted into law Mayor Ras Baraka’s Civilian Police Review Board. The People’s Organization for Progress, POP, is one of the community groups that will have a seat on the board. POP chairman Larry Hamm was pleasantly surprised at the city council’s action.

– President Obama’s team is busy polishing up his legacy, which means there will be lots of white-washing of the First Black President 8-year record in office. Black Agenda Report managing editor Bruce Dixon says, Obama should be remembered for the huge damage he has done to public education.

– Host Glen Ford with a commentary on President Obama going to Cuba and him having a White House reporter ask President Raul Castro about political prisoners.

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Meria Heller Show – 03.27.16

Born in the 1940’s We Remember, with Meria and Jim Fetzer. Brussels attack, Was it staged? Sandy Hook, Boston, 11-22-63; Trump & Hillary’s speeches at AIPAC; Bernie (the only Jew) didn’t attend; Trump blamed Muslims for 9/11 instead of Israel,MOSSAD,CIA etc; Is the EU at war now? will this speech strengthen Trump? blaming Iran; Cuba & Obama; corporate takeover; Chris Matthews on JFK & Cuba;attacks on Jim; suing the media for lies about Sandy Hook; 9/11 Planes? Jeff Bauman? Boston lies; Ted Cruz;Is Bernie the second coming? Trump & Hillary vs.U.N/Iran/Palestinians; Israel the apartheid state home of false flags;stabbing Obama in the back and lots more.