Prof. Harvey Wasserman is a professor of history at Columbus State College and Capital University in Ohio. He is an investigative journalist, author and has been a national voice in the anti-war and anti-nuclear movements for over four decades. He is also a senior advisor for Greenpeace USA and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and founder of Solartopia.org, a grassroots endeavor to promote a green-powered earth. Among his many books are “George W Bush vs. the Superpower of Peace” and “Solartopia: Our Green Powered Earth.” His articles appear frequently on Counterpunch, Alternet, NukeWatch, Huffington Post and others.
Harvey can also be heard every Thursday afternoon at 5 pm Eastern as host of “Green Power and Wellness Hour” on the Progressive Radio Network. His website is Solartopia.org
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
Hal Niedzviecki is a Canadian journalist, author and social critic who is highly regarded for his astute perceptions in deconstructing the illusions of the high tech industry, popular fads and contemporary lifestyles, and its’ many promises being sold to people. For years his research has focused upon the role future possibilities drive companies, technologies and different philosophies. He is the publisher of Broken Pencil, a leading underground publication devoted to sub cultures. His articles have appeared in publications throughout the world including the New York Times, Utne, the British Globe and Mail, Playboy and others. Among his books is The Peep Diaries which became a documentary aired by the Canadian Broadcast Company, and more recently “Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future” which has been praised by many progressives for its insights into the agendas behind futurist studies to predict, own and sell the future. His website is AlongCameTomorrow.com
Ned Sublette is a musical composer, musician, record producer and musicologist best known for his mastery of Spanish and Cuban music. He is also a historian and investigative researcher of Americana and regarded as the leading scholar on Cuban music. Musically, Ned has worked with John Cage, LeMonte Young and other modern contemporary composers and Willie Nelson. He has degrees from the University of New Mexico and studied at University of California at San Diego. In addition to his books on the history of slavery and the musical culture of Cuba and New Orleans, Ned is co-author with his wife Constance, of the recent “The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave Breeding Industry,” an epic size history of the US through the eyes of American slavery with enormous relevancy today in our cheap-labor economy with workers serving as commodities for the elite. American Slave Coast took 5 years to research through a residency with Washington Colleges Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.
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
Larry Hancock is regarded as one of the foremost independent investigative researchers in the areas of US intelligence and the national security state. He has written on the history of CIA political assassinations, religious extremism and terrorism, and the murder of Martin Luther King. Larry’s research has been endorsed by the former House Select Committee of Investigation staff and the former historian for the State Department and CIA. His most recent release explores the long history of America’s intelligence crises and failures in preventing enemy and terrorist attacks – “Surprise Attack: From Pearl Harbor to 911 to Benghazi.” His website is Larry-Hancock.com
Dr. Fritjof Capra is a physicist and systems theorist, an educator and activist and author of many international bestselling works dealing with emerging scientific principles that can alter our inadequate and dsfunctional worldviews and the ethics of society. Many listeners may remember his book The Tao of Physics, one of the most important books of the 1970s to introduce the properties of physics and its synergy with spiritual insights and teachings in Eastern mysticism. For the past 40 years Dr Capra has been researching the shift of worldviews and paradigms and how this might lead to a new vision of reality that would bring forth a cultural transformation. He is currently the founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley California, a fellow at Schumacher College in the UK, and serves on the Council of the Earth Charter Initiative. He holds degrees in theoretical physics from the University of Vienna and has worked on high energy physics at the Universities of Paris, London, Stanford and at the Lawrence Livermore Labs at the Berkeley. His most recent book “The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision”is perhaps the most comprehensive textbook to understanding how the emerging discipline of systems theory can inform and recreate our perceptions and actions in just about everything in our lives. His website is FritjofCapra.net
John Gilmore is the Executive Director of the Autism Action Network, a national, not-profit, grassroots advocacy organization that influences legislation and public policy on a wide range of issues impacting the autism community, including access to healthcare, health insurance reform, special education, vaccine rights and civil rights of the disabled. His organization works at the state, federal and sometimes local level to influence the lives of people with autism and their families. Founded as A-CHAMP in 2005, initial efforts focused on the partially successful campaign to ban mercury as an ingredient in vaccines. Mr. Gilmore has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkley. He lives in Long Beach, NY with his wife and two teenage sons, one who vaccine injury as an infant and is diagnosed with autism. For further information, his organization’s website is AutismActionNetwork.org and on Facebook
Rita Palma is a parent advocate for vaccine exemptions and the founder of My Kids My Choice, which assists parents to navigate New York State immunization exemption laws and to oppose vaccine mandates. Rita is very familiar with the obstacles and frustration in going through religious waiver to immunization in New York State, even though such waivers remain legal in the state. She has three children and has gone up against the corruption of the state and educational systems regarding vaccination. Her website is MyKidsMyChoice.com
Dr. Bruce Lipton is an international authority on the new emerging biology into cellular activity and on the interface between science and spirituality. From 1987 to 1992 he was a researcher at Stanford University School of Medicine. Among his discoveries was identifying a mechanism in cells that function like a brain and the founding of a field of cellular biology known as epigenetics. Dr. Lipton is now recognized as one of the leading voices in the New Biology and Mind-Body Medicine. A decade ago, Bruce’s book “The Biology of Belief” became a landmark work uniting mind-body and cellular science with spirituality and introduced his and others’ latest discoveries in molecular biology, quantum physics and ithe emerging field of epigenetics. His website is BruceLipton.com
Dr. Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher and storyteller who has been writing and speaking on spirituality for over 30 years. He has written extensively on inner transformation, the life of relationships, and dealing with the emotional and spiritual struggles in medical and healing situations. Mark was a professor for 18 years at Albany University and holds doctorate in literature. He has written over 15 books, many of them award-winning national and international bestsellers. In his mid-30s, Mark was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma which let him on a journey of self-discovery during the course of recovery. Among his books are “The Endless Practice” voted one of the best spiritual books of 2014, and now a reissue of his “Inside the Miracle: Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness.” His website is MarkNepo.com