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AUDIO: Brendan DeMelle on fracking, David Swanson on Rachel Maddow

Counterspin CounterSpin (4/6/12-4/12/12)

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This week on CounterSpin: You've heard the gas industry PR—their ads are all over television and public radio. And the message—that gas drilling is a safe, affordable path to energy independence—is being echoed by some pundits. Anti-fracking activists sure think otherwise, and they're challenging the media-industry line. We'll talk about this with Brendan deMelle of DeSmog Blog.

Also on CounterSpin today, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has a new book taking a critical look at U.S. military power. But how critical? And what lessons can we draw about exactly what kind of critique the corporate media will allow? Author and peace activist David Swanson will join us to talk about that.

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--David Swanson

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Pride in the Name of Love

Audio: Cindy Sheehan and David Swanson



Audio: Bruce Gagnon and David Swanson


Monday morning  7 TO 8,  KPFK, 90.7 FM, 

Bruce Gagnon coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

 joins us.      Do you know what’s going on up there? You will after you hear Bruce Gagnon.   Get yourself ready for shock and awe….this revelation is not for sissies.

And we will talk about solutions and the big plans for the Occupiers with the coming of Spring and Summer with David Swanson.  Monday morning at 7 on CONNECT THE DOTS. 

Lila Garrett (Host of CONNECT THE DOTS)
KPFK 90.7 FM in LA;  98.7 Santa Barbara;  93.7 San Diego;
99.5 China Beach
Airs Mondays from 7AM to 8AM.
To pod cast or download the broadcast use this link:
Each show is on line for three months.
310 274 8041 landline:  310 283 2304 (cell)

Connect the Dots Radio This Monday

Lila Garrett’s  CONNECT THE DOTS.      Monday morning  at 7-8AM the subject is war! Tune in (KPFK 90.7 fm)  or log on:

How do we avoid the growing pressure from the right wing government of Israel and AIPAC, its right wing representative organization in the United States?  

Our guest is Jeremy Ben Ami Executive Dir of J Street, the political home for pro Israel Pro peace Americans. 

And  what is happening with whistle blower marine hero 

Bradley Manningstill waiting for a fair trial after having been illegally declared guilty in public by President Obama and after having suffered 2 years of torture by the Marines? 

Jeff Paterson, Policy Dir. of the Courage to Resist joins us. 

And David Swanson joins us on the progress in developing a meaningful, effective Peace Movementto stop this US policy of never ending wars.

Lila Garrett (Host of CONNECT THE DOTS)

KPFK 90.7 FM in LA;  98.7 Santa Barbara;  93.7 San Diego;

99.5 China Beach

Airs Mondays from 7AM to 8AM.

To pod cast or download the broadcast use this link:

Each show is on line for three months.

Audio: Coy Barefoot and David Swanson on "Humanitarian War"

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Best-selling author David Swanson


Speech in English in Bahrain

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Preaching Peace

Sermon by David Swanson on February 26, 2012, at Unitarian Universalist church in Hilton Head, SC. Video by Alan Ammann.

Lifting the Shadow of War

David Swanson on February 25, 2012, in Hilton Head, SC, with Video by John King.

Palestine on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio for February 22, 2012

Christopher Allen-Doucot on his 2011 experiences in Palestine, where a peaceful protest movement continues.

U.S. Catholics are celebrating a holy week and it seemed appropriate to reair our special with this prominent Catholic peace activist. Chris Doucot talks about what he saw in Palestine of a growing protest movement as he puts the occupation in perspective. We hear about the impacts of the right wing religious movement, Christian Zionism, on the lives of Palestinian Muslims, Christians and Jews, through recent history.

While peace talks between Israel and Palestine remain stalled, a growing number of peace activists from around the world are visiting Palestine to observe or participate in a growing protest movement there. At stake are the illegal Israeli settlements and separation wall, and a lack of access to Jerusalem where many holy sites are now blocked off for both Jewish and Christian Palestinians. The event was organized by the Israel/Palestine Peace, Education and Action Group of N.E. CT. They invited Chris Allen-Doucot to discuss his recent visits to Palestine and Afghanistan.

(First aired April/May 2011, still very fresh and relevant. Meanwhile, David Swanson tools up for continued great programming. He is forming a production team.) 

Total Run Time: 29:28

Host: David Swanson

Producer: David Swanson

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After the Eviction. What is Next For Occupy DC?

Occupodcast, ep.1: I talk with Alli McCracken of Occupy DC & Code Pink about the “diversity of tactics” debate happening in the movement in the wake of Chris Hedges article “The Cancer in Occupy” and we also talk about Occupy DC post eviction; what is next for the occupy movement in DC and nationally; Occupy CPAC; Occupy AIPAC; and speculate as to why or not the Occupy movement has been keeping the ant-war movement at a bit of an arms length and finally we address the issue of co-option. Can this movement be co-opted, or can we co-opt the establishment?

Greenwald, Swanson, Wright on Wars and the War Machine

Monday morning  at 7-8AM  tune in (KPFK 90.7 fm) or log on:

Lila Garrett’s  CONNECT THE DOTS.  Guests include:

Robert GreenwaldHead of Brave New Films and producer-director  of Rethink Afghanistan about Obama’s decision to stop the war with…or more accurately the war on Afghanistan… in  2013 , one year earlier than predicted.  Are we finally to have peace or are we just moving into another war,  this time with Iran.  Producer Greenwald takes the positive point of view. 

David Swansoncovers his new book on the Military Industrial  Complex.    MIC at 50.  a collection of essays by a remarkable group of experts on the United States policyofpermanent war.  MIC at 50 includes not only distinguished journalists, professors and the like, but CIA and military alumni who once helped build that policy.

Former Colonel Ann Wrightis one of those experts.  She spent 35 years in the military before resigning to become a peace activist.  She tells her story and more…. 

Monday morning at 7 on CONNECT THE DOTS.

Lila Garrett (Host of CONNECT THE DOTS)

KPFK 90.7 FM in LA;  98.7 Santa Barbara: 93.7 San Diego

Airs Mondays from 7AM to 8AM.

To pod cast or download the broadcast just use this link:

Each show is on line for three months.

Droning on... and on, across whole countries... with secret military & CIA programs...

In Air America: Under the Imperial Eye, Chris Floyd reports on the recent revelation that Iraq's supposedly "sovereign airspace" is constantly under surveillance by a network of drones operated by the State Department. Apparently the only reason this news came to light is because of a publicly available government appeal for private bids on the project. Neither we nor Iraqis were meant to know:

"Iraqis were outraged this week to find they are being spied upon by a fleet of American drones hovering constantly in their supposedly sovereign skies, long after the supposed withdrawal of American forces."

Audio: On Air Debate on Corporate Personhood and Citizens United

Here's the audio of a debate on the Rob Schilling Show on the question of whether corporations should have Constitutional personhood and whether Citizens United v. FEC was properly decided.  David Swanson v. Charles Buddy Weber.


Audio: David Swanson and Christiane Brown on the State of the State of the Union

The Solution Zone - 01/26/12

Guest: David Swanson

Topic: Obama’s State of the Union Lies

Daivd Swanson of discuss President Obama’s Tuesday State of the Union address and highlights the multiple lies and flip flops on policy, and the repeated broken promises to the American people.

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Speaking Events


War Is A Lie: Second Edition
Book Tour

May 28, San Francisco, CA
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Daniel Ellsberg, at San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street.
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May 28, Marin County, CA
4 to 6 p.m., David Swanson in conversation with Norman Solomon, at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
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May 29, Oakland, CA
3 to 4 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Cindy Sheehan, at Diesel: A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue at Kales (near Manila), Oakland, CA
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May 29, Berkeley, CA
7:30 to 9 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, sponsored by the Social Justice Committee and Cynthia Papermaster, 1606 Bonita Ave. (at Cedar), Berkeley, CA
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May 30, Fresno, CA
2 to 4 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at a Peace Fresno event
Community United Church of Christ
5550 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93710
Contact Dan Yaseen 559-251-3361,
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June 11 St. Paul, MN, 6 p.m. at Macalester Plymouth Church Social Hall 1658 Lincoln, St. Paul, MN.
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June 12 Minneapolis, MN, 9 and 11 a.m. at St. Joan's 4533 3rd Ave So, Minneapolis, MN, plus peace pole dedication at 2 p.m.
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June 24 Roanoke, Va.
7:30 pm @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (2015 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015). Contact:
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