Dr. Jill Stein is a medical physician of internal medicine and a pioneer in advocating environmental health issues in Massachusetts. Is currently the exploratory presidential candidate for the Green Party; many may remember her having been arrested for not being permitted attendance to an Obama-Romney debate and then later her arrest for supporting protestors -- bringing food and Halloween candy -- against the Keystone pipeline in Texas. During her presidential run in 2012, she was endorsed by Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges and received enough votes making her the most successful woman presidential candidate in US history.
Dr. Stein is a Harvard magna cum laude and received her doctorate from Harvard Medical School. Over the years she has been active in Massachusetts campaigns to better protect women and children from toxic pollution that has been associated with earning disabilities. She is also on the national board of directors of the organization Physicians for Social Responsibility favoring a national universal healthcare program and has won awards for her public health efforts in clean water policies and children’s health. In 2003 Jill founded the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities to support local green economies, grassroots democracy and various health care agendas.
Prof. Lisa Miller is a professor of clinical psychology and the Director of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University’s Teachers College. She is also the founder of the Spirituality Mind-Body Institute at Columbia and the co-editor in chief of the journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice published by the American Psychological Association. For the past 20 years Prof. Miller has been conducting scientific research on the integration of spirituality with mental health and wellness, and has published almost 100 peer-reviewed papers on the subject. She has degrees from Yale University and received her doctorate in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Lisa is the author of the recent book “The Spiritual Child: The New Science of Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving” which is accumulation of many years of research providing a sound basis supporting the important role spirituality play in human development. Her website is LisaMillerPhd.com
[Ann – name she can go by] requested anonymity because she lives in KY and can be the victim of the system’s revenge and repercussions since it is so bad there. But she is Health Impact News main investigator on the ground in KY doing these investigations on child kidnappings through KY’s child services and the FBI investigations.
She's the leading investigative reporter for Health Impact News and MedicalKidnap.com in Texas who has been researching Kentucky’s legalized child kidnapping and trafficking through its Child Protection Services and the profiteering behind this racket. The FBI is now conducting an investigation and has labeled Kentucky as “the most corrupt state in the country.” MedicalKidnap is the sole source for information on the growing number of incidences of medical and civil authorities kidnapping children through child protection services for misinformed medical reasons and profit. The websites are MedicalKidnap.com and HealthImpactNews.com
Paul Blanch has had 45 years experience in the nuclear power industry. Earlier he was a nuclear operations engineer and a Navy Submarine Reactor operator. He was been a nuclear engineer and designer for several reactors including the Millstone and Connecticut Yankee plants. In addition he has been employed or hired as a consultant for Maine Yankee, Indian Point via Entergy, the Electric Power Research Institute, Nuclear Entergy Institute and various state agencies. Paul has also been an expert witness on behalf states initiatives to prevent relicensing of aging reactors including Indian Point, Vermont Yankee and Seabrook, and in support of plaintiffs filing suit against energy corporations. Recently , Paul has had a chance to review withheld documents from the National Regulatory Commission through a freedom of information act submission that show the NRC and the owners of Indian Point nuclear reactor – Entergy – are jeopardizing the health and lives of 10s of millions of people throughout the tri-state area by pushing forward with a high pressured natural gas pipeline only 105 feet from the nuclear facility. More information and ways people can act to stop the pipeline can be found on Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion website SAPE2016.org
Glen Ford is the Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report, son of the famed disc jokey Rudy “The Deuce” Rutherford, the first Black television host to have a non-gospel radio in the Deep South. In the 1970s he was a correspondent and journalist covering Capitol Hill and the White House for the Mutual Black network, and later hosted the nation’s first syndicated Black news interview program, “America’s Black Forum.” Since then, Glen has been one of the nation’s leading voices in political and social analysis and commentary on current affairs in the African American community. He is also a founding member of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, a board member of the National Alliance of Third World Journalists and is a frequent lecturer on the role of progressive media at universities.
Glen’s program – The Black Agenda Report – can be heard every Monday at 11:00 am on the Progressive Radio Network
Prof. David Vine is an associate professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington DC where his research focuses on US foreign and military policy, militarization and human rights, race and ethnicity, and other related topics. He is a steering member of the Network of Concern Anthropolgists which published a text he co-authored: The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual, or Notes on Demilitarizing American Society. David is a frequent contributor to Tom Dispatch and Foreign Policy in Focus, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Guardian, Mother Jones and others. His just released book is “Base Nation: How US Military Bases Abroad Harm America” which dismantles the myth that the US’s military expansion around the world makes us safer and more secure. His website is DavidVine.net
Dr Gary G. Kohls is a retired family practitioner, who specialized in holistic (non-drug) and preventive mental health care for the last decade of his career. He has expertise in the areas of traumatic stress disorders, brain malnutrition, non-pharmaceutical approaches to mental ill health, neurotransmitter disorders and the neurotoxicities from psychotropic drugs, vaccines, environmental toxins and food additives. Since his retirement, he has written a weekly column for the Duluth Reader, an alternative newsweekly magazine published in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Dr Kohls worked with previously psychologically traumatized, usually malnourished, sometimes seriously neglected (in childhood), and over-drugged patients who had then suffered the ignominy of being falsely labeled “mentally ill He is a past member of the International Center for the Study of Psychology and Psychiatry, Mind Freedom International and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. His weekly Duty to Warn columns appear on my national and international websites and are archived at DuluthReader.com/articles/categories/200_Duty_to_Warn.
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; he 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”
Gerald Celente is one of today’s pioneers in trend strategy. He founded the Trends Research Institute in Kingston NY and is the publisher of the Trends Journal that has been published since 1980. He has since become one of the nation’s most sought after diagnosticians and forecasters He is also the founder of Trends TV, which provides monthly videos and analysis of current events and their likely direction and outcome. His institute hosts frequent peace, prosperity and trends conferences. This weekend on Friday and Saturday, the Institute will convene a Peace and Prosperity Conference in the historic town of Kingston along the Hudson. On Sunday there will be a rally for the launch of the Occupy Peace movement. Participants include Gerald, Ralph Nader, Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, Cindy Sheehan and myself.
Conference details and more information can be found on the websites TrendsResearch.com and OccupyPeace.us
Anthony Samsel is an independent research scientist and consultant deeply concerned with public health. In the past he was a research chemist for Arthur D Little and has consulted for JBF Scientific and the US EPA. In recent years Anthony has focused his independent research into the adverse risks of agricultural chemicals, particularly Monsanto’s glyphosate or Roundup, and publishing his findings, in collaboration with Dr. Stephanie Seneff at MIT, on its relationship to cancer and other diseases. Their collaboration has produced 3 research papers published in the journal Entropy on the roundup-cancer relationship and a fourth paper will be published this month.
Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a senior research scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She holds four degrees from MIT including degrees in Biophysics and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She is a fellow of the International Speech and Communication Association for her research in human auditory and language processing, and has published over 170 science papers during her career. In recent years, Dr. Seneff’s research has returned medical and health issues, micronutrient deficiencies and the negative health consequences of aluminum, glyphosate and statin drugs including their relationship to Alzheimers, autism, adverse vaccine reactions and other illnesses. Her website isPeople.Csail.MIT.edu/seneff
Andrew Harvey is an internationally renowned religious scholar, writer, teacher, and author of over thirty books. He is the founder of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization dedicated to inspiring people to become more involved in challenging our global crises and commit themselves to peace and sustainability Andrew was born in India, studied at Oxford University, and has taught at Oxford, Cornell, the California Institute for Integral Studies and other institutions over the years. He is perhaps best known for having explored all the different religions in depth, particularly Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Sufism, and interpreting them in a passionate manner that preserves their meaning and significance for our own time. Andrew has received many awards for his writings including the Benjamin Franklin Award. Among his many books are “The Hope: A Guide To Sacred Activism” which won the Nautilus Silver Award for Social Change, and “Radical Passion: Sacred Love and Wisdom in Action”. His website is AndrewHarvey.net
Russ Baker is an award-winning investigative reporter and journalist in the alternative media and founder of the independent progressive news and analysis site, WhoWhatWhy.com.
Over the past two decades, he has produced over a thousand stories on a broad range of topics, from political revolutions to revolutionary humor. Among Russ’s breaking investigations were the Hutu-Tutsi massacres in Central Africa, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the overthrow of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
He has received Society of Professional Journalists, the Mencken and the Common Cause awards, and has served on the adjunct faculty at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. His research into the rise and election of George W Bush led to his bestseller, “Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last 50 Years.” His website is www.WhoWhatWhy.com