KPFA | Community Powered Radio | Update 2016-03-09

Bernie, Hillary or Revolution in the Streets? Cornel West, Dolores Huerta & Black Lives Matter Debate

03.09.16 – 6:00am

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Bernie or Hillary? Cornel West & Dolores Huerta Debate After Sanders’ Upset Win in Michigan; “We Are Pushing Real Revolution”: Black Lives Matter on Why They Don’t Have Faith in Any Candidate; Bernie, Hillary or Revolution in the Streets? Cornel West, Dolores Huerta & Black Lives Matter Debate; Tech CEOs & Republican Leaders Met Last … Continued
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Michigan: record-breaking turnout, poll-defying victory for Sanders

03.09.16 – 7:00am

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Bernie Sanders just won a stunning upset victory in the Michigan Democratic primary, beating recent polls by more than 25 percentage points. We talk about why, what it means for the races to come, and the potential of the Sanders campaign beyond the election. Plus: Killer Whales have bigger brains than human, and they can … Continued
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Only One Thing is Certain in the 2016 Election: We Need Alternatives To the Two Party System; Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World.

03.09.16 – 8:00am

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Only One Thing is Certain in the 2016 Election: We Need Alternatives To the Two Party System; Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World.
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Bernie, Hillary or Revolution in the Streets? Cornel West, Dolores Huerta & Black Lives Matter Debate

03.09.16 – 9:00am

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Bernie or Hillary? Cornel West & Dolores Huerta Debate After Sanders’ Upset Win in Michigan; “We Are Pushing Real Revolution”: Black Lives Matter on Why They Don’t Have Faith in Any Candidate; Bernie, Hillary or Revolution in the Streets? Cornel West, Dolores Huerta & Black Lives Matter Debate; Tech CEOs & Republican Leaders Met Last … Continued
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Only One Thing is Certain in the 2016 Election: We Need Alternatives To the Two Party System; Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World.

03.09.16 – 8:00am

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Only One Thing is Certain in the 2016 Election: We Need Alternatives To the Two Party System; Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World.
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Michigan: record-breaking turnout, poll-defying victory for Sanders

03.09.16 – 7:00am

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Bernie Sanders just won a stunning upset victory in the Michigan Democratic primary, beating recent polls by more than 25 percentage points. We talk about why, what it means for the races to come, and the potential of the Sanders campaign beyond the election. Plus: Killer Whales have bigger brains than human, and they can … Continued
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Music of the World with Joanna Manqueros – Live Performance by Kairos Youth Choir

03.08.16 – 11:00am

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Laura Kakis Serper directs Kairos Youth Choir live; this community choir has kids sing in 5 languages. This performance is a celebration of women in classical music, a genre which has been totally dominated by men. Tune in and join me in celebrating the life work of this amazing bicultural Greek American Choir Director.
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El Asesinato de Berta C√°ceres; C√°psulas Insumisas; Estrenos Musicales.

03.06.16 – 5:00pm

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El Asesinato de Berta Cáceres. Cápsulas Insumisas, por La Colectiva Libertaria. Información sobre el Porgrama de Aprendizaje de Producción de Radio de KPFA. Estrenos Musicales. Conducido y Producido por Miguel Guerrero
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Con Sabor – March 5, 2016

03.05.16 – 9:00pm

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Renowned Cuban vocalist Fito Reinoso is featured on the second edition of the Con Sabor Live Sessions, hosted by Luis Medina. Fito features music from his boleros and Cuban son project with members of Pellejo Seco and his longtime vocal partner Jose Luis Gomez . Also featured tonight will be an interview with Cuban piano … Continued
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Cover to Cover Open Book – March 9, 2016

03.09.16 – 3:30pm

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Nina Serrano interviews two exciting authors: Kathleen Weaver, poet, translator and editor; and Leon Salvatierra a Nicaraguan/San Francisco poet whose latest work chronicles the immigrant experience. Both poets read their original poems and discuss them. Enjoy!
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Women’s Rights and a Healthy Planet

03.08.16 – 1:00pm

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Robert Engelman, author of More: Population, Nature, and What Women Want, discusses how support for women’s reproductive rights is the best strategy for achieving a sustainable population. Visit Your Own Health And Fitness
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Arts-Waves – March 7, 2016 : The Unfortunates

03.07.16 – 3:00pm

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Jon Beavers, Ian Merrigan, Ramiz Monsef and Casey Lee Hurt, co-creators of The Unfortunates, a theatrical piece at A.C.T.’s Strand Theatre through April 10, 2016, join Richard Wolinsky for an in-depth look at the creation of this musical play.
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Nancy Reagan’s Legacy; HIV Medications; and the San Francisco navigation Center

03.07.16

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Nancy Reagan’s Legacy. TRUVADA and PrEP. The San Francisco Navigation Center Tom Ammiano’s One Man Show “Mincing Words.”

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UpFront | Update 2016-03-09

Michigan: record-breaking turnout, poll-defying victory for Sanders

03.09.16 – 7:00am

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Bernie Sanders just won a stunning upset victory in the Michigan Democratic primary, beating recent polls by more than 25 percentage points. We talk about why, what it means for the races to come, and the potential of the Sanders campaign beyond the election. Plus: Killer Whales have bigger brains than human, and they can … Continued

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Women’s Special with Guest Host Linda Khouri

03.08.16 – 7:00am

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International Women’s Day! This month marks the 5th Anniversary of the popular uprisings that erupted in the small gulf nation of Bahrain. We’ll hear about the women who played a major role in the unprecedented events that took place five years ago in March. Guest: Ala’a Shehabi, author of Bahrain’s Uprising

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UpFront with Guest Host Marie Choi – March 7, 2016

03.07.16 – 7:00am

An hour-long news magazine with a strong focus on state and local issues. Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert and produced by the KPFA News Department.

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The Day the Fund Drive Ends!

03.04.16 – 7:00am

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When the world was mired in the Great Depression, two thinkers battled over what to do. John Maynard Keynes argued that governments should create the demand that the market did not. Friedrich Hayek argued that the free market would correct itself. Keynes won, but Hayek inspired a backlash four decades later. A backlash whose consequences … Continued

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Fund Drive – Adam Smith and The Invisible Hand

03.03.16 – 7:00am

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Alan Greenspan may trace the idea that markets fix themselves back to Adam Smith, but what would Smith himself say? Return to the documentary, Capitalism for the look at the moral philosophy of the creator of “The Invisible Hand” and the book that economics forgot. Please support KPFA during our 2016 Winter Fund Drive. You … Continued

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SUPER TUESDAY!

03.02.16 – 7:00am

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Super Tuesday! Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are strong leads for the presidential nomination, but the biggest prize of the night is handed to another insurgent candidate, Ted Cruz. Guest: Andrea Grimes, digital editor at The Texas Observer.

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Rick Perlstein on Trump and what’s at stake this Super Tuesday?

03.01.16 – 7:00am

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Rick Perlstein is one of the most prominent historians of right wing politics in America. He joins us to explain the Trump campaign–how it is and isn’t like a fascist movement and how it’s making waves in the Republican party. Will it implode or move the party further to the right? What exactly is a … Continued

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Fund Drive Special: What is Hilary Clinton’s Record?

02.29.16 – 7:00am

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Democratic front runner Hilary Clinton is running on her experience. So what is her record? We discuss Doug Henwood’s new book chronicling more than 4 decades of her life, My Turn: Hilary Clinton Targets the Presidency.   Please keep KPFA on the air by donating during our 2016 Winter Fund Drive! You can do that and … Continued

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Fund Drive Special: The Life of Paul Robeson

02.26.16 – 7:00am

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Paul Robeson was the son of a slave, an all-american football player, an internationally-renowned singer and actor, a powerful advocate of justice, and the victim of 8 years of black listing and travel bans. One of the places he found refuge was here at KPFA. We’ll pay tribute to his life and work by airing parts … Continued

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Fund Drive: Capitalism & Debt

02.25.16 – 7:00am

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The conventional wisdom is that markets reflect how people act…that it’s our nature to be greedy and competitive, but what if it’s the market that makes us act that way? We take a look at the Capitalism documentary series with the work of Political Economist, Karl Polanyi.   Please support KPFA during our 2016 Winter … Continued

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Letters and Politics | Update 2016-03-09

Letters and Politics | Update 2016-03-09

The Fracturing of Political Parties; Trauma and Buddhism

03.09.16 – 10:00am

The Fracturing of Political Parties with Julia Azari. Azari is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Marquette University and author of the article The Splintering of Political Parties for Five Thirty Eight. And a conversation with psychiatrist Mark Epstein on Trauma and Buddhism.

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Letters and Politics – March 8, 2016

03.08.16 – 10:00am

A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich.

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A conversation with Gerald Horne

03.07.16 – 10:00am

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A conversation with historian Gerald Horne on the presidential campaigns, the Haitian Revolution and Paul Robeson. Gerald Horne holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. His latest books are called Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary and Confronting Black Jacobins: The United States, … Continued

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Repeat: Paul Robeson

03.03.16 – 10:00am

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Paul Robeson was an American singer, actor, and Civil Rights activist. He became politically involved in response to the Spanish Civil War, fascism, and social injustices. His advocacy of anti-imperialism, affiliation with communism, and criticism of the United States government caused him to be blacklisted during the McCarthy era.

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Capitalism: The Six Part Series

03.02.16 – 10:00am

Capitalism is an ambitious and accessible six-part documentary series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have shaped the capitalist world. Blending interviews with some of the world’s great historians, economists, anthropologists, and social critics (view the complete list of participants), with on-the-ground footage shot in twenty-two countries, Capitalism … Continued

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She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

03.01.16 – 10:00am

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She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. She’s Beautiful takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street … Continued

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Judas: The troubling history of the renegade apostle

02.29.16 – 10:00am

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With Peter Stanford is a British writer, editor, journalist and presenter, known for his biographies and writings on religion and ethics. His most recent book is Judas: The troubling history of the renegade apostle. About the book: In this fascinating historical and cultural biography, writer and broadcaster Peter Stanford deconstructs that most vilified of Bible characters: Judas Iscariot, … Continued

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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

02.25.16 – 10:00am

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure … Continued

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Capitalism: The six part series

02.24.16 – 10:00am

Capitalism is an ambitious and accessible six-part documentary series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have shaped the capitalist world. Blending interviews with some of the world’s great historians, economists, anthropologists, and social critics (view the complete list of participants), with on-the-ground footage shot in twenty-two countries, Capitalism … Continued

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The power of non-defensive communication

02.23.16 – 10:00am

Sharon Strand Ellison turns the tools of non violent communication toward the most vexing problems that parents face. It turns out you don’t have to spoil your kids or be a tyrant ‚Äî we’ll talk about the third way. She’ll help you take the power struggle out of parenting through techniques of non-defensive communication. Guest: … Continued

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Democracy Now Update — 2016-03-09

03.09.16 – 9:00am

Bernie, Hillary or Revolution in the Streets? Cornel West, Dolores Huerta & Black Lives Matter Debate

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Bernie or Hillary? Cornel West & Dolores Huerta Debate After Sanders’ Upset Win in Michigan; “We Are Pushing Real Revolution”: Black Lives Matter on Why They Don’t Have Faith in Any Candidate; Bernie, Hillary or Revolution in the Streets? Cornel West, Dolores Huerta & Black Lives Matter Debate; Tech CEOs & Republican Leaders Met Last … Continued

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03.08.16 – 9:00am

Honduran Activist Berta C√°ceres Died in Gustavo Castro Soto’s Arms; Now His Life is in Danger.

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“Here’s to Flint”: An Unprecedented Look at the Battle for Clean Water in Flint From the ACLU; Honduran Activist Berta C√°ceres Died in Gustavo Castro Soto’s Arms; Now His Life is in Danger.

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03.07.16 – 9:00am

Progressive Lawmakers on Sanders vs. Clinton: Reps. Grijalva & Clarke Respond to Sunday’s Debate.

The Presidential Race & Environmental Racism: Flint Water Crisis Center Stage at Democratic Debate; “A Democracy Problem”: As Debate Brings Attention to Flint, a Look at the Roots of the Water Crisis; Progressive Lawmakers on Sanders vs. Clinton: Reps. Grijalva & Clarke Respond to Sunday’s Debate.

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03.04.16 – 9:00am

Is Donald Trump the Charismatic Leader the KKK & Neo-Nazis Have Been Waiting For?

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As Romney Warns Trump Will Lead U.S. into Abyss, Challengers Vow to Back Trump If He’s GOP Nominee; Is Donald Trump the Charismatic Leader the KKK & Neo-Nazis Have Been Waiting For? I Give the Governor Credit”: Rubio Praises Snyder’s Handling of Flint’s Man-made Water Crisis; Remembering Berta C√°ceres, Assassinated Honduras Indigenous & Environmental Leader.

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03.03.16 – 9:00am

“Stop the Sham”: Thousands Rally as Supreme Court Hears Biggest Abortion Case in a Generation

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“Stop the Sham”: Thousands Rally as Supreme Court Hears Biggest Abortion Case in a Generation; Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan Blast Texas Anti-Choice Law, But Will Their Male Colleagues Follow Suit? The Libya Gamble: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Push for War & the Making of a Failed State.

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03.02.16 – 9:00am

It’s Time for a Basta Trump Campaign: Latino Leaders Launch Voter Registration Drive

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It’s Time for a Basta Trump Campaign: Latino Leaders Launch Voter Registration Drive; Super Tuesday Roundtable: Few Surprises as Clinton and Trump Win 7 States Each, Sanders Gains 4; “Trump’s Train Did Not Stop in Texas Last Night”: Cruz Wins Home State as SCOTUS Hears Abortion Case; Latino Vote Helps Bernie Sanders Surge to Victory … Continued

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03.01.16 – 9:00am

“We Must & Can Aim High”: Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich on Endorsing Bernie Sanders

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Super Tuesday: Amid Protests over Racism, Donald Trump Appears Poised to Triumph in Key Contests; Donald Trump Wants to Commit War Crimes and Neocons Still Think He’s Too Moderate; “We Must & Can Aim High”: Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich on Endorsing Bernie Sanders; Robert Reich: Donald Trump Isn’t a Conservative, He is an … Continued

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02.29.16 – 9:00am

Making America Great for White Males”: Activist Responds as Trump Refuses to Disavow KKK Support

Did Bernie Sanders Run a White, “Northern Liberal” Campaign in South Carolina? “Making America Great for White Males”: Activist Responds as Trump Refuses to Disavow KKK Support; 16 States Face New Voting Restrictions in First Election in 50 Years Without Full Voting Rights Act; “White People’s Choice Awards”: Oscars Host Chris Rock Condemns Hollywood’s Lack … Continued

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02.26.16 – 9:00am

Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis is Focus of 2 Congressional Hearings as Dems Propose a “Super-Bankruptcy”

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Jose Antonio Vargas: GOP Debate on Immigration Marked by Misinformation & Lack of Empathy; Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis is Focus of 2 Congressional Hearings as Dems Propose a “Super-Bankruptcy”; Did Trump University Scam Low-Income Students Who Are Now Suing the GOP Front-Runner? Lee Fang: TV Pundits Praise Hillary Clinton On Air, Fail to Disclose Financial … Continued

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02.25.16 – 9:00am

Winning His Race: Is Trump the Poster Child for the Rise of U.S. Hate Groups?

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Winning His Race: Is Trump the Poster Child for the Rise of U.S. Hate Groups? Will FBI Take a Bite Out of Apple? Former CIA Agent on Showdown Between Apple & U.S. Government; Former CIA Agent Says Edward Snowden Revelations Emboldened Apple to Push Back Against FBI; Exclusive: U.S. Journalist Detained Covering Bahrain Protests Gives … Continued

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U.S. Relies Heavily on Saudi Money to Support Syrian Rebels

By MARK MAZZETTI and MATT APUZZO
JAN. 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — When President Obama secretly authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to begin arming Syria’s embattled rebels in 2013, the spy agency knew it would have a willing partner to help pay for the covert operation. It was the same partner the C.I.A. has relied on for decades for money and discretion in far-off conflicts: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Since then, the C.I.A. and its Saudi counterpart have maintained an unusual arrangement for the rebel-training mission, which the Americans have code-named Timber Sycamore. Under the deal, current and former administration officials said, the Saudis contribute both weapons and large sums of money, and the C.I.A takes the lead in training the rebels on AK-47 assault rifles and tank-destroying missiles.

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The Death Toll From Syria’s War Is Actually 470,000, New Research Claims | TIME

11.5% of Syria’s population is estimated to have been killed or injured.

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The five-year-old war in Syria has claimed 470,000 lives, according to new research that almost doubles previous estimates about the human cost of the conflict.

The Guardian reported details of a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, due to be launched in Beirut on Thursday, that says life expectancy in Syria has dropped to just 55.4 years. Before the conflict Syrians could expect to live to the age of 70.

More: The Death Toll From Syria’s War Is Actually 470,000, New Research Claims | TIME

Boomerang Thugs TV in New Mexico: Creeping Toward a Fascist Society

Currently, New Mexico politicians and right-wing media are running a “Boomerang Thugs” campaign to get lawmakers to pass laws that incarcerate large numbers of New Mexicans for much longer periods of time, even for petty crimes. One television station in particular is especially offensive and unprofessional: KOB.tv. They campaign extremely hard, leading off their nightly news casts with a parade of mugshots on a frequent basis.

What would cause the major media to take it upon itself to act so harshly and inhumanely for the purpose of locking as many people up as possible? Money, in the form of campaign donations to Republican politicians, multi-millions in salaries to the private prison industry execs, and slave labor by farming out prisoners to work extremely cheap for local industries. All generously paid for with our tax dollars. These media amateurs are so unprofessional and obsessed with the campaign that they forget the number one rule of good journalism: get the other side of the story, too. There are lots of community organizers, researchers, and academics who would be happy to tell them — on the air — how the private prison industry is big business with fascist tendencies, wanting to pressure government to incarcerate young people for small amounts of marijuana and to include shoplifting even just a $20 food item as a third strike that requires a life sentence.   The greed, ostracizing, and punishment mentality that they wish for all of us to have only ruins the lives of many young people who enter the system on petty offenses.  Once in the system, many — as a result of this automatic, extended, and continuous punishment —  are ruined, and may never be able to experience the rewards of a job, for the rest of their lives.

And while the state is nationally in the gutter in education ratings and child welfare, we don’t see them rallying for boosting the budgets of our schools and community service organizations, the systems that help our young people to avoid risk behaviors in the first place.   These prison pushers really make us sick.

For more information, we’d suggest the following articles:

New Mexico Grows Its Prison Industry | Jemez Daily Post
www.jemezdailypost.com/content/new-mexico-grows-its-prison-industry

The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?
www.globalresearch.ca/the-prison-industry-in-the-united-states-big-business-or-a-new-form-of-slavery/8289

New Mexico Has Little-Known For-Profit Prison for Immigrants; ACLU Investigation of Such Prisons Reveals Abuse, Inhumane Conditions
www.aclu-nm.org/new-mexico-has-little-known-for-profit-prison-for-immigrants-aclu-investigation-of-such-prisons-reveals-abuse-inhumane-conditions/2014/06/

24 Astounding Facts About the Private Prison Industry
www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/astounding-facts-about-private-prison-industry

Let’s say NO to bad journalism that promotes mass incarceration of our citizens, especially our youth.  Enough is enough.

The 62 Richest People On Earth Now Hold As Much Wealth As The Poorest 3.5 Billion

All the money in the world is growing ever more concentrated in the hands of just a few people, a report released Sunday night makes clear.

Just 62 ultra-rich individuals — a list that is primarily made up of men and includes Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, the Koch Brothers and the Walmart heirs — have as much wealth as the bottom half of humanity. Five years ago, it took 388 rich guys to achieve that status.

More: www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/global-wealth-inequality_56991defe4b0ce4964242e09?utm_hp_ref=business