Gary offers additional commentaries for an empowerment hour in lieu of guest. Topics include the current situation in Egypt, criminality in Washington DC, the Federal Reserve, the NSA, radiation exposure guidelines, Monsanto's GMO feed creating illness in animals, a new study on heat waves in the future, and more!
Who is starting a new Cold war, Obama or Russia? With Dmitry Orlov.
Dmitry Orlov is a Russian-American engineer and author writing on the potential economic, environmental and political decline and collapse of the US and modern industrial culture. He was an eye witness to the collapse of the Soviet Union and has researched extensively its causes and the reasons for the failure of both the Soviets and the Americans to predict and understand it accurately. Dmirty is very popular among the Peak Oil community such as Richard Heinberg and frequently writes on the looming energy crisis. He has written several books, most notably Reinventing Collapse and now his most recent “The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors Toolkit.” He publishes weekly on his popular blog ClubOrolv.com and for the Energy Bulletin. Dmitry and his family currently live on a sailboat fitted with solar panels and the necessities to carry them through for months.
Surveillance tools developed and used in the Middle East and now employed against Americans and Washington's war against whistleblowers with Peter Van Buren.
Van Buren worked extensively with the military while overseeing evacuation planning in Japan and Korea. The Marine Corps selected Van Buren to travel to Camp Lejeune in 2006 to participate in a field exercise that included simulated Iraqi conditions and later spent a year on the Hill in the Department of State’s Congressional Liaison Office.
His recent book is “We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People” has greatly upset the bureaucrats in the state department and Washington for revealing the truth behind America’s failing reconstruction programs in Iraq. His website is WeMeantWell.com
The science supporting Tai Chi's mental and physical health benefits, with Professor Peter Wayne.
The latest information on health and nutrition, plus pressing environmental, governmental and sociopolitical issues - and an analysis of the racism of Bill O'Reilly.
Special Series on Fascism: The role of media and education in the creation of an authoritarian, fascist state, with Professor Henry Giroux. Professor Henry Giroux holds the Global Television Network Chair of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Ontario Canada. He was previously the Waterbury Chair Professor at Penn State University and Director of the Forum in Education and Cultural Studies.
Professor Giroux is a leader in the field known as critical and public pedagogy – a term to describe the nature of spectacle in our new media, body politic and corporate education. He is a prominent advocate of radical democracy, which opposes the powers of neoliberalism, corporatism, and religious fundamentalism that is now diminishing our population’s sense of civic virtue, free-thought and well being. He has been named among the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern Period.
Henry has authored many books, his most recent being “Disposable Youth, Radicalized Memories and the Culture of Cruelty” and “Twilight of the Social: Resurgent Publics in the Age of Disposability”. His website is HenryAGiroux.com
A continuing series on fascism in the United States, with US Representative Alan Grayson.
Alan Mark Grayson is the United States Representative for Florida's 9th congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served as Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district from 2009 to 2011. Eight months into the 113th Congress, Rep. Alan Grayson has passed more amendments than any other Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat or Republican.
Special Series on Fascism: How and why the US can be accurately defined as a police state, with Andrew Kolin
Professor Andrew Kolin is professor of political science at Hilbert College in Hamburg, New York, where he specializes in American political thought, civil liberties, US foreign policy, and constitutional law. Much of his recent work has focused on the conflicts between state power and democracy and the history of the US turning into a police state.
His latest book published this year is “State Power and Democracy: Before and During the Presidency of George W Bush” which traces the history of American politics for sowing the seeds for a national police state from the founding of the republic to the present.