Update on Ukraine - The drama between Putin and Obama on the world stage, and how effective is Obama as a global leader now?
Robert (Bob) Parry is one of our leading progressive investigative journalists best known for his uncovering Iran-Contra story and Oliver North’s involvement which earned him the George Polk Award for National Reporting in 1984. He current writes for Consortium News, and has covered many important stories on domestic and foreign affairs issues including the Nicaragan contra-cocaine connection, right wing terrorism, the demise of American media, the Bush and Obama presidencies, the rise and influence of the Neocons and our wars overseas. He has worked as a journalist for the Associated Press, Newsweek and PBS Frontline.
He has written several books, his latest being “America’s Stolen Narrative: From Washington and Madison to Nixon, Reagan and the Bushes to Obama” His website is www.ConsortiumNews.com
Today Gary gives the latest in health and healing, including why supplements do work, how flax seed impacts hot flashes, and how men can lower their risk of prostate cancer with a high fiber diet. Then, from the environmental segment, an in-depth look at the truth behind Fukushima. Also, the government's engagement in coverups of nuclear disasters. And more!
Prof. Francis Boyle is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois Law School who has a long career as an anti-war activist and upholder of human rights. He has served as a counsel to Bosnia and Herzegovina and was a legal advisor to the Palestinian delegation during the Middle East Peace negotiations from 1991 to 1993. Prof. Boyle has served on the board of directors of Amnesty International, and the Council for Responsible Genetics. He drafted the legislation for what became the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act in 1989 which was signed into law by the first Bush administration. He has been a strong opponent of the current Afghan and Iraq wars, and was an advocate for bringing international arrest warrants against George W Bush, Cheney and others in the Bush administration.
Prof. Boyle has published numerous papers in law reviews and many books. His most recent publications are “Destroying Libya and World Order: The Three Decade Campaign to Terminate the Qaddafi Revolution” and “The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence” co-written with Phillip Berrigan.
The cycles of financial booms, panics, busts and meltdowns and why we don’t learn our lessons with Dr. Bob Swarup
Dr. Bob Swarup is a respected international expert and author on financial markets, speculative investing and regulation in London UK. After receiving two masters degrees from Cambridge University and the University of London, and a doctorate in cosmology from Imperial College London, Dr. Swarup went to work in the financial industry to manage investiments. He sat on the boards of hedge funds and private equity firms and works closely with economic think tanks and policymakers. His articles have appeared on Huffington Post and market publications, and he is the author of the recent “Money Mania: Booms, Panics and Busts from Ancient Rome to the Great Meltdown.
The politics and corruption of the World Bank that are contributing to environmental destruction
Bruce Rich is an attorney who has spent three decades working with environmental groups and organizations, such as the Environmental Defense Fund and the Natural Resources Defense Council. His expertise is on public international finance and the environments. Bruce received the United Nations Global 500 Award for his public advocacy regarding the agendas and activities of multilateral development banks, such as the World Bank. His articles have been published in many sources including the Financial Times, The Ecologist and the Environmental Law Institute’s journal Environmental Forum.
Bruce has written several books dealing with our global environmental crises. His latest is “Foreclosing the Future: The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction,” which documents the Bank’s economic schema, corruption and the cost of its failures on the environment.
Today, an in-depth original essay entitled "The Wolves of Psycho Street" by Gary and Richard Gale. Latest on health and healing, plus, breakfast cereals investigated by Mike Adams. From the environmental segment, "Trading Water for Fuel Is Fracking Crazy." And more!
Reimagining the role of our heart and vascular system in our lives to sustain cardiovascular health.
Dr. Cynthia Thaik is a board certified cardiologist who approaches the maintenance of cardiovascular and heart health in a uniquely integrative and holistic manner. She has clinical wellness centers in Burbank and Valencia in Southern California and has developed a national foundation that would educate people and physicians on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disorders based upon proven alternative methodologies, lifestyle changes and even spiritual principles resulting from her Buddhist background.
Dr Thaik has held teaching positions at UCLA, Harvard, University of Chicago and the University of Illinois. Originally from Myanmar (Burma) where she first encountered hands-on, natural healing, she later received her medical training at the University of Chicago’s School of Medicine, and continued at Harvard’s Medical School for her internal medicine and cardiology training. She has received many awards and honors for her innovative approaches to cardiovascular health. She is the author of “Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength and Spirit from the Body’s Core.” Her website is DrCynthia.com and YourVibrantHeart.com
Looking at the deep state behind the protests and violence in Venezuela
Eva Golinger is a Venezuelan-American attorney, editor of the Venezuelan government supported newspaper Correo del Orinoco International, and she has served briefly as a foreign policy advisor to the late Hugo Chavez. Using Freedom of Information Act requests she continues to document the close relationship between the radical right factions in Venezuela who have continuously attempted to overthrow the Chavez government with American government agencies. Eva also hosts a weekly program on the Russian RT Spanish network.
She has a degree from Sarah Lawrence and a Juris Doctorate in international human rights law from City University of New York. Eva is the author of two main books in English, “The Chavez Code: Cracking US Intervention in Venezuela” and later “Bush Versus Chavez: Washington’s War on Venezuela” Her website is the ChavezCode.com
The need to create individual and community resilience in a time of extremes, with Greg Braden.
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A look at some of the important issues today " decline of human rights and free speech in America, US foreign policy hypocrisies, US s role in the collapse of the Ukraine with Ray McGovern
Ray McGovern served as an Army intelligence officer and a CIA analyst under 7 presidential administration, from the John F. Kennedy White House to that of George H. W. Bush. Among his duties was preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which was a one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s most senior national security advisers. He was responsible for the analysis of Soviet intelligence regarding Vietnam. Since retiring from government service, he has been one of our nation’s most vocal peace activists and journalists. In 2003, he helped create Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose the way intelligence was being falsified to “justify” war on Iraq.
Ray’s opinion pieces appear in many leading newspapers here and abroad, including a major section in an important book, “Neocon’d Again” dealing with America’s war in Iraq. He holds degrees in theology and philosophy from Fordham University, is a graduate from Harvard Business School and has a certificate of theology from Georgetown University.
WEBSITE: www.RayMcGovern.com & www.Consortiumnews.com