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http://KEXP.ORG presents Twin Shadow performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded August 24, 2015. Songs: Crazy Golden Light Turn Me Up Forget Host: Michele Myers Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs & Ian Davidson Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore Editor: Justin Wilmore http://www.twinshadow.net/ http://kexp.org

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Q&A: A look at Mexico?s armed conflict through a lens of Drug War Capitalism

on September 30, 2015

Mexico ranks only behind Syria and Iraq in the sheer numbers of deaths due to armed conflict. That?s according to a study released this year by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. The bulk of those deaths in Mexico come in the context of the so-called drug war. The primary armed actors in Mexico?s conflict […]

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The Disastrous History of Henry Kissinger?s Policies in the Middle East

on September 30, 2015

Despite being revered in establishment circles, Kissinger?s policies have wreaked havoc in the region and produced blowback for the United States. ?Can?t we overthrow one of the sheikhs just to show that we can do it?? Kissinger wondered in November 1973. This piece first appeared at?TomDispatch.com The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President […]

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How Some Alabama Hospitals Quietly Drug Test New Mothers ? Without Their Consent

on September 30, 2015

This story was co-published with AL.com. In Alabama, a positive drug test can have dire repercussions for pregnant women and new mothers. Their newborns can be taken from them. They can lose custody of their other children. They can face lengthy sentences in the most notorious women?s prison in the United States and thousands of […]

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The Pope?s Rebuke To The GOP

on September 30, 2015

During his U.S. visit, Pope Francis went places that few on the national political scene dare to go. Now we need to make certain that his calls for social justice, compassion and the ?Golden Rule? have an impact on policy. There are several issues the pope inserted into the discussion that have been barely addressed. […]

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It?s Safe to Be Paranoid in the U.S.

on September 30, 2015

Posted on Sep?30,?2015 By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch Benjamin Watson / (CC BY 2.0) This piece first appeared at TomDispatch. Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly remember the moment when the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended in a stunned silence of shock and triumph in Washington, […]

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Democracy Now! 2015-09-30 Wednesday

on September 30, 2015

Democracy Now! 2015-09-30 Wednesday Headlines for September 30, 2015 “The Jury Never Heard It”: Richard Glossip to Be Executed in Oklahoma Today Despite New Evidence Robert Reich: Donald Trump & Jeb Bush Plans Would Slash Taxes for the 1 Percent Bernie Sanders Tells the Truth: Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich on His Surging Campaign […]

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Asylum Seekers Face Kafkaesque Ordeal at U.S.-Mexico Border

on September 30, 2015

Migrants have to choose between keeping their families together or finding safety. ‘The biggest difference in winning and losing asylum claims is whether or not a person has a lawyer. That is not justice.’ Mario?s oldest daughter?is having thoughts about?hurting herself, and his?youngest daughter is suffering from?anxiety, according to a Texas psychologist?who evaluated the children?in […]

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How hedge fund billionaires literally “check” the people's will

on September 30, 2015

Donnie Trump is for it, Barack Obama is too, as are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. “It” is the idea of finally ending a ridiculous tax loophole that was written by and for the richest, most pampered elites on Wall Street. An obscurely-titled “carried-interest” tax break allows billionaire hedge-fund hucksters to have their massive incomes […]

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METZ

on September 30, 2015

Toronto noise-grunge rockers METZ perform songs from their outstanding new record “II” live on KEXP’s The Afternoon Show with Troy Nelson. Recorded 08/04/2015 – 4 songs: Wait in Line, The Swimmer, Spit You Out, Acetate.

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http://KEXP.ORG presents Olo Walicki Kaszebe II performing live during the OFF Festival in Katowice, Poland, at Fabryka Porcelany Śląskiej. Recorded August 8, 2015. Songs: Las Hej la la Słone Przymorze Kszila Audio Engineer: Matt Ogaz Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore Editor: Justin Wilmore Photo thumbnail by Jim Bennett http://kexp.org http://off-festival.pl http://dontpanic.culture.pl/en http://www.olowalicki.com

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Will the future be better or worse for workers? Jacobin writer Peter Frase and musician Boots Riley on the better worlds they say are possible. And why Dick Cheney should give up his vacation home.

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Behind Modi at Facebook

on September 29, 2015

USA Today?reports: ?On Facebook?s campus?on Sunday, two of the world?s most powerful men used the high-tech company?s pulpit to promote a mutually beneficial platform: the growing power and influence of social media and the future of the digital economy in India.?Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg were given a […]

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Missiles kill more than 130 people at a wedding party in Yemen

on September 29, 2015

It?s been six months now since a? Saudi-led coalition began bombing Yemen, ostensibly to stamp out a Houthi rebellion. Continuous airstrikes have killed thousands and devastated key infrastructure in what was already the Arab region?s poorest country.? Monday,? airstrikes killed more than 130 people at a wedding reception near the Red Sea port of Mocha.? […]

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