Prof. Brad Evans is a senior lecturer in international relations at the University of Bristol’s School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies in the UK. He is also the founding director of the Histories of Violence Project, which researches the role and impact of violence in its many manifestations upon society and culture, and was the co-director of the international acclaimed film “Ten Years of Terror” Brad has been a fellow at the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University and his articles appear in the Guardian, Al-Jazeera, Truthout, Counterpunch and other independent media outlets. He is the co-author of a very recent book “Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle.” His website is HistoriesOfViolence.com
Gary was traveling today, so we played a great episode of his Tuesday evening show, Progressive Commentary Hour (Every Tuesday at 7 pm EST.) Enjoy and check out the archives for PCH as well.
Today, the latest in health and healing, including poor sleep and Alzheimer's, healing benefits of turmeric, and breastfeeding may lower the risk of leukemia in children. Also, evidence on ineffectiveness of chemotherapy. Finland is the poster child for why the euro doesn't work. Plus, information on the placebo effect. And much more!
All the latest for you in health and healing - information on living a longer and happier life to start your weekend, including real talk on reversal of diabetes versus harmful medications. Then, there's a vitamin that destroys cancer cells? Plus fresh commentary and perspectives on world and political issues, including the plight of food waste in America, and the truthful motivations behind popular opinions on vaccination. And much more from your empowerment hour!
How governments and big corporations and business sell us happiness and well-being, with William Davies.
Professor William Davies is sociologist, political economist, and a senior lecturer at Goldsmiths at the University of London where he is also Director of the Political Economy Research Center. His focus has been on critiquing the social impact of neoliberal capitalism and the role of technology, the internet and surveillance in shaping public interest and the popular secular psychology.
Will is the author of “The Limits of Neoliberalism” and more recently just released “The Happiness Industry: How Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being” published by Verso Press. His articles have appeared in the New Left Review, Financial Times, Political Quarterly, Daily Beast, NY Times and other outlets. His articles and blog can be found at Potlatch.org.uk
Updated commentaries on Greece, Ukraine and the Iran deal, with Paul Craig Roberts.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is one of today’s most progressive political and economic writers and commentators on the state of the nation: governmental dysfunction, political corruption, global and domestic economic threats, the war on terror, Wall Street, and the decline in human values in American society. He was the chairman of the Institute for Political Economy and a former Assistant Secretary of Treasury during Reagan’s first term. During his academic career he has taught at many universities and held the William Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown University.
Dr. Roberts’ blog can be found at PaulCraigRoberts.org and he is a frequent contributor to Global Research, The Trends Journal, Counterpunch, and others. He was an associate editor at the Wall Street Journal and has published many books and articles during the past 40 years, his latest being “How America Was Lost: From 911 to the Police/Warfare State”
Get ready for your latest dose of health and healing news and advice. Plus all new commentary from Gary, and also some refreshing views ranging from math in schools and the dangers of literal interpretation, to the threat of a super-earthquake you might not know about. And much more.
The catastrophes caused by US corporate outsourcing and how companies manage to avoid labor laws and social change, with Erik Loomis.
Erik Loomis is an assistant professor of history, global capitalism and labor and environmental movements at the University of Rhode Island. His work has covered the timber and steel industries, the history of labor strikes, and environmental movements. Erik holds degrees from the universities of Oregon and Tennessee and received his doctorate from the University of New Mexico. His website is LawyersGunsMoneyBlog.com and his most recent book is “Out of Sight: The Long Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe,” which takes an in depth and hard look at how corporations protect themselves through outsourcing and cheating made possible by runaway globalization.
The mess the US made of Ukraine and relations with Russia, with Robert Parry
Robert 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 including breaking the first story about the Nicaragan contra-cocaine connection in 1985, 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 in health and healing, getting your dream hair by eating special foods, exposure to formaldehyde linked to ALS, higher vitamin C and lower risk of cancer, how living in nature is great for your health. Then, young broke and hustlin' - a short piece on how today's young generation is coping with this economy. The Koch Brothers could do a lot of good, but they choose not to. And a whole lot more!
Today, Gary delivers the latest in health and healing, including ultrasound healing wounds fast and fighting infection, algae quinoa and legumes as alternative protein choices, and seek a variety of fiber sources for best health. Then, a variety of topics including which private prison company made $1.7 billion in profit last year? Also, how student debt impacts the lives of young Americans. And much more.
The power and control of secretive autonomous and unaccountable national security elites over the nation’s decision-making regarding war and peace, with Caroline Fredrickson
Caroline Fredrickson is the president of the American Constitution Society and a leader in the progressive movement dealing with civil and voting rights, labor law, marriage equality, women’s issues and anti-discrimination. She is also a senior fellow at Demos and earlier was the director of the ACLU’s Washington legislative office and general counsel and legal director for NARAL Pro-Choice America. In the past Caroline has worked on the Congressional Hill as the chief of staff for Senator Maria Cantwell and deputy chief of staff for Senate leader Tom Daschle. She has a BA in Russian and East European studies from Yale and a JD from Columbia University Law School. Caroline is the author of “Under the Bus: How Workin Women are Being Run Over” which looks at the racist history that has led to today’s inequality of employment among American women and has made the US one of the worst nations in the developed world in protecting legal protections for women in the work place and in society. The American Constitution Society’s website is https://www.acslaw.org/
Update on climate change – reports are rapidly loss of Arctic ice, past precedents of extinction due to changing climates, and climate change’s affect on health, with Guy McPherson
Dr. Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. He has specialized in forest resources, energy decline and climate change and their economic consequences. In the past he has also taught at Texas A&M and University of California at Berkeley.
Having become disillusioned with the American university environment and academia, and after attempts by university officials to silence his outspokenness about the human causes of climate change, Guy abandoned his tenured position as a full professor for ethical reasons of conscience. He is the author of several books, the latest co-written with Carolyn Baker entitled “Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind.” He is also the co-host of the radio program Nature Bats Last heard every Tuesday evening at 8 pm Eastern on the Progressive Commentary Hour. His website is GuyMcpherson.com
Today, as always Gary brings you the latest news in how to live a longer healthier life. Also commentary, and fresh views on topics ranging from big Pharma, US aid to Israel, how rich people don't create jobs, and shocking truths about Wal-Mart. And more!
The consequences of US military and economic actions on Libya and Syria
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is an award winning author, scholar, and 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. More recently his focus has been on the upheavals in Syria and Iraq and the role of the US in the Middle East’s instability
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.
New evidence that water fluoridation does not prevent cavities. The benefits of turmeric and radishes, and the dangers of glyphosate. Antidepressants may be worsening depression, not treating it. Then,
The Greek vote against austerity – NATO/EU/US versus Greece and Russia, 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 and at one time served as the Assistant National Intelligence Officer for Western Europe. Since retiring from government service, Ray has been a vocal peace activist and journalist and helped create Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose the way intelligence was falsified to “justify” war on Iraq. Ray’s opinion pieces appear in many leading newspapers here and abroad. He holds degrees in theology and philosophy from Fordham University, an MA in Russian History, is a graduate from Harvard Business School and has a certificate of theology from Georgetown University. His website is RayMcGovern.com and more of his writings can be found on ConsortiumNews.com
The Greek Vote Against EuroZone Austerity Measures – what is the future ahead?
Dr. Michael Hudson is one of our nation’s important economists and Wall Street financial analysts. He is currently the President of The Institution for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends and was the Chief Economic Policy Advisor for the Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s 2008 presidential campaign. He is a research professor of economics at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and a research association at the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College. Dr. Hudson has served as an advisor to the White House, State and Defense departments at the Hudson Institute, in addition to the United Nations Institute where he became a specialist in global economics.
Dr. Hudson has written several books and many important papers and articles, the latest being “The Bubble and Beyond: Fictitious Capital, Debt Deflation and Global Crisis” AND “Financial Capitalism and its Discontents”. His website is Michael-Hudson.com
For men with depression - how to get your testosterone back up naturally. Beets defeating cancer? Restaurant meals bad for your waistline. Feeling impulsive or frustrated? Take a nap! California's drought - the canary in the coal mine. Also, how Israel has weaponized water. And much more.
A letter to Pope Francis on saving the planet one meal at a time. A commentary from Glen Ford - both parties are plagues on humanity. Also today, how addiction is not a disease - a neuroscientist argues it's time to change our minds on the roots of substance abuse. And much more!
The autoimmune epidemic in the United States - what's wrong? More info on the mediterranean diet's benefits for bones. What were the effects of occupying Iraq and Afghanistan, and how many have died? Also, what we deny, we cannot change - the Pentagon admitting to race-based experiments during WWII. And much more.