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Peter and Mickey spend the hour looking at The Coming War On China, the latest film from the prolific documentarian John Pilger. The film looks at the untold history of U.S.-China relations, the Pacific military buildup by both countries, and life in China today. The first half of this week's show presents audio excerpts from [...] The post The Coming War On China appeared first on Project Censored .
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Vault 7 leaks, doomsday scenarios and smart condoms + this day in history w/Stanley Kubrick's death and our song of the day by Alt J on your Morning Monarchy for March 7, 2017.
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Seed vaults, clean eating and soda taxes + this day in history w/the Capitol bombing and our song of the day by William Matheny on your Morning Monarchy for March 1, 2017.
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Cosmic triggers, meme magic and the snow moon + this day in history w/McCarthy Commies and our song of the day by Moon Duo on your Morning Monarchy for February 9, 2017.
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They have not attacked us! What do you have to say about these Muslim banned Countries, Cobra? COBRAYou have just precisely answered this question. This is exactly the perspective. (Ok, thank you) LynnThis questioner says: For once I agree with the Pope. Countries should be building bridges with its neighbors instead of Building walls! Havent we learned anything from the History of Berlin & Gaza walls? A wall does not eradicate the root of problems. It is not only promoting separation but it is now triggering racism that was almost eradicated in the US. What do you have to say about this wall between Mexico and the US that’s proposed, Cobra? COBRAOK, again you have answered this question. It is simply repeating the history in a not very constructive way and here we see one example of how the negative forces can influence the situation through Trump.
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It forced the Homeland Security Department and State Department to go back to issuing visas and admitting travelers as they did prior to the ban. Later in the show, Khalek and Gosztola discuss how the left talks about the Muslim ban, the saber-rattling of the Trump administration against Iran, the kill operation in Yemen that went horribly wrong and killed dozens, and Trump’s Black History Month event. To listen to the podcast episode, go here. The episode can also be downloaded from iTunes. Or click on the player at the top of the post to listen to the interview with Jamil Dakwar. The post Muslim Ban Is A First Test Of What The System Will Normalize: Interview With Jamil Dakwar appeared first on MintPress News .
Open Culture
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Image of Robertson (center, left) by Jim Summaria, via Wikimedia Commons A quick heads up: Marc Maron released this week a long, probing and quite excellent interview with The Band’s Robbie Robertson . The conversation gives you: the full lowdown on the history of The Band, from its origins as a backing group to its final bow with The Last Waltz. Robbie talks about being with Bob Dylan when he went electric and dealing with the blowback of that, and he explains how he came to have such a great working relationship with Martin Scorsese on many of the director’s films. You can stream the interview below. It’s worth listening to Maron’s impassioned monologue. But if you want to skip straight to the interview itself, then jump to the 15 minute mark. Robertson recently published a new memoir called Testimony , and I should point out that you can download it as a free audiobook if you take part in Audible.
The Event Chronicle
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S. government propaganda, it replaces fear with courage, hatred with love. This isn't just love stepping into a void. This is a transformation into love from its opposite. This is why I think another major step might be possible. When I listen to people interviewed at New York protests, or look at the signs they bring to the White House and to airports around the country, I'm struck by the expressions of love and concern for others, more than by the presence of partisanship or hatred for Donald Trump (though it certainly is a factor). And I'm bowled over by the widespread recognition of the lesson from history of the damage done to European Jews by U.S. immigration policy. Protesters' signs indicate an awareness that Jewish refugees were rejected by the West, that Western governments met and refused to accept their mass eviction from Germany, that the U.
MintPress News
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Turkey is involved now in the fight against ISIS, but the goal is not just to fight ISIS but also to stop the possibility of an independent Kurdish state in the North Iraq-Syria region, basically the border between Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. MPN: What has been the history of Turkey’s conflict with the Kurds? BL: In the last couple of years, until the last parliamentary elections, Erdogan initiated a peace process with the Kurds for the first time in the history of the Turkish Republic. Negotiations started with the PKK, but then seeing that it’s not popular, but also, it’s a bigger story than just Turks and Kurds having a conflict. Erdogan wants to change the constitutional system from a parliamentary system to a presidential system, so he needs votes in the parliament to vote for that. He needs 366 votes, because you need a supermajority to amend the constitutional system.
Open Culture
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Image by Daniele Prati, via Flickr Commons Kurt Vonnegut wrote novels, of course, but also short stories, essays, and — briefly, suitably late in his careercorrespondence from the afterlife. He did that last gig in 1998, composing for broadcast on the formidable WNYC , by undergoing a series of what he calledcontrolled near-death experiencesorchestrated, so he claimed, by “Dr. Jack Kevorkian and the facilities of a Huntsville, Texas execution chamber.” These made possible “more than one hundred visits to Heaven and my returning to life to tell the tale,” or rather, to tell the tales of the more permanently deceased with whom he’d sat down for a chat. Vonnegut’s roster of afterlife interviewees included personages he personally admired such as Eugene Debs ( listen ), Isaac Newton ( listen ), and Clarence Darrow ( listen ), as well as historical villains like James Earl Ray ( listen ) and Adolf Hitler ( listen ).
Open Culture
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Image by Daniele Prati, via Flickr Commons Kurt Vonnegut wrote novels, of course, but also short stories, essays, and — briefly, suitably late in his careercorrespondence from the afterlife. He did that last gig in 1998, composing for broadcast on the formidable WNYC , by undergoing a series of what he calledcontrolled near-death experiencesorchestrated, so he claimed, by “Dr. Jack Kevorkian and the facilities of a Huntsville, Texas execution chamber.” These made possible “more than one hundred visits to Heaven and my returning to life to tell the tale,” or rather, to tell the tales of the more permanently deceased with whom he’d sat down for a chat. Vonnegut’s roster of afterlife interviewees included personages he personally admired such as Eugene Debs ( listen ), Isaac Newton ( listen ), and Clarence Darrow ( listen ), as well as historical villains like James Earl Ray ( listen ) and Adolf Hitler ( listen ).
BoingBoing
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Brian from the Recommend if You Like podcast sez, "For episode 200 ( MP3 ), we sat down for a 90 minute interview with Mad Magazine's Al Jaffee, who, at the age of 95 holds the title of 'the longest working cartoonist in history.'" (more)
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