Understanding the nature of the collective psychosis and malevolence that permeates western societies and is now globalizing the planet, with Paul Levy, author of "Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil."
Archive for February 2013
Bringing reality to the Vietnam War - America's first war of terror inflicted on the Vietnamese people, with guest Nick Turse.
The globalization of NATO - how it has morphed since the Cold War into a global threat to peace and stability, with Prof. Mahdi Nazemroaya
Prof Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is an award winning author and scholar, a sociologist and a geopolitical analyst, specializing on the Middle East and Central Asia. He is a Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Globalization in Montreal, a contributor at the Strategic Cultural Foundation in Moscow and Voltaire Net, and is a member of the Scientific Committee of Geopolitica in Italy. During the Arab Spring, Mah-dee reported from North Africa -- particularly in Libya during the NATO bombing -- providing dispatches to Global Research and Pacifica’s program Flashpoint. He is the author of “The Globalization of NATO” which has been hailed by multilateral leaders and foreign government ministers as a tout de force on the expansion of NATO and its threat to peace and global security.
How to live a longer life, surviving strokes, mammograms and the harm they can do, lowering breast cancer risk, and 5 top superfoods. Then, public health issues: a new kind of prescription drug FDA approved which you won't believe. Then a commentary on the DSM, the psychiatric diagnostic bible. And more!
A look at the future of religion and the coming of an interspiritual age, with Dr. Kurt Johnson. And, a NEWSMAKER: Commentary on the Senate hearings on John Brennan to head the CIA with Shahid Buttar.
Dr. Kurt Johnson has lived a dual life both as a Christian monk who has been immersed in comparative religion and also as a scientist – an entomologist (specializing in butterflies) and evolutionary biologist. For over two decades with the Museum of Natural History, Kurt published over 200 science papers and several books. IN his spiritual life, he has been ordained both in the Anglican Order of the Holy Cross and in the Hindu Advaitic (Add-vay-tick) and was close associate of the remarkable Catholic monk Brother Wayne Teasdale, who is accredited with the development of interspiritual discourse between religions. Together Kurt and others founded the Interspiritual Dialogue in Action, an international association for sharing contemplative and mystical experience across religions.
His recent book, co-authored with David Ord, is “The Coming Interspiritual Age”, which is quickly turning into a classic text for putting spirituality and mystical experience, science of consciousness, globalization into our present historical moment and to look at how spirituality might change in the future and what role it could play in people’s lives.
Shahid Buttar is the executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and the People’s Campaign for the Constitution which aims to defend civil liberties, constitutional rights and the rules of law threatened by the war on terror. He received his JD degree from Stanford Law School and formerly was the chief editor of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal.
Shahid also serves on the advisory bodies of the national Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms, the national Campaign to Restore Civil Rights and the South Asian Americans Leading Together organizations. His articles appear in the New York Times, USA Today al-Jazeera, Truthout.
Shaheed attended yesterday’s Senate questioning of John Brennan – President Obama’s nomination to head up the CIA.
The role of hedge funds in the creation of economic bubbles, collapse, cost pricing/fixing for Americans basic needs, with Les Leopold.
Les Leopold is the co-founder and director of two nonprofit educational organizations: The Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute. He also helped to create the Blue-Green Alliance, and organization that merges labor unions with environmental concerns, such as the Sierra Club.
Ralph Nader listed Les’s award-winning book, “The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor” on his recommended top 10 read list. His recent book “How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour: Why Hedge Funds Get Away with Siphoning Off America’s Wealth” is a superb evaluation and explanation into how hedging operates and how this casino financing wrecked the economy.
What can we learn from the US government and intelligence involvement and corruption of Haiti during the past 50 years that serves as a model for what the US does today in corporate colonization of poor nations. With Prof. Joan Mellen
Gary discusses what you get when you get a tattoo, the importance of berries, the effects of massage, elevated glucose levels. Then, commentary with Chris Hedges, and a resolution against drones. Then, the resignation statement of Steven Chu.
Update on the lawsuit against Obama and the NDAA provision on arrest and detention of Americans with Carl Mayer. A commentary on the decline of Detroit. Then, a look at vaccine ingredients we rarely hear much about with Catherine Frompovich.