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Protest movements, rallies and demonstrations, social media campaigns; the mood of this era is thick with activism, but there is a sense that too many people are too often talking past one other, or worse, yelling at one another. The Agenda considers some better approaches to changing people’s minds.

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Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept news website, investigative reporter, and author of “The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program,” joins The Agenda to discuss the state of American politics, the role of independent journalism in the age of Trump, and the future of progressive politics.

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This is the Oct. 24, 2017, FULL EPISODE of VICE News Tonight on HBO. Two years ago, the Aliso Canyon gas facility in Los Angeles was at the center of the worst gas blowout in U.S. history when a ruptured well released toxic chemicals. The site has since reopened, but while officials and experts disagree […]

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The Dalai Lama talks about the importance of international news broadcasts into Tibet. Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RFAvideo RFA’s official site: http://rfa.org Follow RFA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadioFreeAsia Twitter: https://twitter.com/RadioFreeAsia About RFA: Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private, nonprofit, multimedia corporation, bringing award-winning, domestic journalism and uncensored content to people in six Asian countries that restrict […]

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Waging love and watching resllient wildlife; this week, we mark the one year anniversary of the 2016 election by asking two charismatic leaders how they keep their sprits brave. Reverend Dr Jacqui Lewis is senior minister at New York?s Middle Collegiate Church and a contributor to the 2017 collection Faith and Resistance in the Age […]

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Yesterday afternoon, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went to Capitol Hill to ask for an extension of the Authorization for Use of Military Force, the law that allows the U.S. to continue to wage wars against those responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Meanwhile, more than 4,000 US troops will be […]

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https://democracynow.org – We continue our coverage of Puerto Rico, where United Nations experts are warning of ?alarming? conditions, now more than five weeks after Hurricane Maria. This weekend, the Democracy Now! team traveled to the island, and on Friday afternoon we sat down with Mayor Carmen Yul?n Cruz for an extended interview about how Hurricane […]

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Afghan police say a 12 or 13-year-old suicide bomber on a motorbike killed at least three people when he detonated his device in Kabul’s embassy district. (RFE/RL’s Afghan Service) Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/afghanistan-kabul-blast/28826634.html

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, Doing Bin Laden's Bidding

on October 31, 2017

Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 6:55am, October 31, 2017.Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. Osama Bin Laden?s America Niger, 9/11, and Apocalyptic Humiliation By Tom Engelhardt Honestly, if there?s an afterlife, then the soul of Osama bin Laden, whose body was consigned to the waves by the U.S. Navy back in 2011, must be swimming happily […]

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https://democracynow.org – Democracy Now! goes to Puerto Rico, where the FBI is investigating the $300 million contract between Puerto Rico?s electric power company and the tiny Montana-based company Whitefish, named for the hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. ?It truly is unnerving that people can just swindle, swindle an entire population when they are at […]

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ProPublica Illinois Q&A: Meet Deputy Editor Steve Mills

on October 31, 2017

I was lucky journalism turned out to be a perfect fit for me. As for becoming an editor, that sort of happened accidentally. After reporting for 30 years or so, I started filling in when editors would go on vacation. I would fill in for a week or so, and I liked it. When I […]

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https://democracynow.org – President Donald Trump?s former campaign chair Paul Manafort and his former business associate Rick Gates surrendered to the FBI, after being indicted on charges that include money laundering, acting as unregistered agents of Ukraine?s former pro-Russian government and conspiracy against the United States. The White House said the indictments have nothing to do […]

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Democracy Now! 2017-10-31 Tuesday

on October 31, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-10-31 Tuesday Headlines for October 31, 2017 Marcy Wheeler Says Indictments in Russia Probe Further Incriminate Attorney General Jeff Sessions Mayor Carmen Yul?n Cruz Condemns “Indefensible” Whitefish Contract & Calls for PREPA Chief’s Firing San Juan Mayor Carmen Yul?n Cruz on Trump, Shock Doctrine & “Disaster Capitalism” in Puerto Rico Download this show

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