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GRITtv with guest Michael Moore: People Power

No need to say much as to an intro to this discussion, they, as usual, do a great job.

One thing I would like to say is that think Keith would be doin great if he picked up Laura and gave her a spot on the rebuild of that Gore and company TV Station.

She's always done a great job when doing radio, her books, and now with this GRITtv venture, though to a to small an audience and Rachel's still under contract to MSNBC.

 

Michael Moore: People Still Have the Power

March 1 2011 - "This is a movement that is not going to stop," says filmmaker Michael Moore of the uprising in Madison, Wisconsin (and across the country--all 50 states held solidarity rallies this weekend). "I knew sooner or later people would say they've had enough."

War News Radio: Under Pressure

This week on War News Radio, "Under Pressure." We speak with a blogger and a filmmaker about recent protests in the Iraqi province of Sulaimaniyah. Then, we hear about the February 25th "Day of Rage" in Iraq. Finally, we explore media coverage of the controversy surrounding the arrest of a CIA contractor in Pakistan. But first, a round up of this week's news.

 

'Guantanamo North':

Inside Secretive U.S. Prisons

 

This photo of inmates from the Communications Management Unit in Terre Haute was taken in 2007. Among those pictured are (left to right, bottom row) Ibrahim al-Hamdi, Avon Twitty, Enaam Arnaout.

March 3, 2011 - Part 1 of a two-part series

Reports about what life is like inside the military prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay are not uncommon. But very little is reported about two secretive units for convicted terrorists and other inmates who get 24-hour surveillance, right here in the U.S.

Another Green World with UNEP Report

UN Environment Programme maps out a path to a green economy

 

A Chinese man works at a photovoltaic power plant built with Japanese help in Xining in northwest China's Qinghai province, 11 June 2008. The 300kw solar panel power plant is the first to be connected to the local power grid. | EPA/ANGHAI JIN

27 February 2011 - Investing 2% of global GDP a year, could lead to a green and sustainable future, one that will outshine predictions of GDP growth under the current economic model.

War News Radio: Stateside

This week on War News Radio, we hear about the Boeing company and its defense contracts.

Then, we look at coverage of the recent Veterans rape scandal.

Finally, we talk with author and professor Richard Sobel about changing public opinion regarding the U.S.’ involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But first, a round up of this week's news.

 

Audio: Lisa Graves on Wisconsin

A Dialectical Moment in Madison?
Electric Politics

Minerva's Owl in stained glassThe U.S. plutocracy won't feel safe until it's crushed all resistance. Case in point, the organized way the plutocrats set their sights on Wisconsin — the birthplace of public sector unions — hoping that Scott Walker, the newly elected Republican Governor, would show the rest of the country how to break the public sector unions' backs. The stakes are very, very high. If the plutocrats succeed, times will get even more tough all over. For the latest news from Wisconsin I turned to Lisa Graves, Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, in Madison. Hopefully our understanding of this unfolding history won't come too late... Total runtime forty one minutes. “To be free is nothing, to become free is everything.”

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Charlottesville--Right Now: David Swanson joins Coy Barefoot to Talk Wisconsin

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2.24.11 Best-selling author and political analyst David Swanson joins Coy for an extended conversation about the events in Wisconsin. Swanson breaks down the comments made by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker during the recent prank call by an imposter claiming to be well known philanthropist and political advocate David Koch. He also addresses the idea of a “class war” which we may or may not be witnessing in the Packer state. Finally, the two discuss the movement right here in Charlottesville to give UVA employees a “living wage.” Be sure to check out his most recent book War is a Lie.

Nicole Sandler on Wars, Lies, and Uncut Protests of Corporate Tax Cheats

An Altered Ocean

Scientists Forecast an Altered Ocean

 

February 23, 2011 - At the National Press Club Wednesday morning, scientists showed a video of an ocean teeming with wildlife: colorful coral, crabs, sea anemone and bright orange starfish.

The video underscored some not-so-new, but still sobering, news. If trends continue unchecked, our ocean may soon be robbed of its rich coral reefs and many of the 4,000 fish species that depend on them.

Some 75 percent of the world's reefs are facing the threat of extinction, and absent major changes, that number will rise to 90 percent by 2030, and reach 100 percent by 2050, according to a new analysis released Wednesday.

World Wide Rebel Songs

Audio: David Swanson and Tim Gatto on War Lies and Costs

Charlottesville--Right Now: David Swanson joins Coy Barefoot

2.21.11 Best-selling author David Swanson joins Coy to discuss the labor unrest in Wisconsin. Be sure to check out his most recent book War is a Lie.

Audio from Counterspin: David Swanson on military budget, Aram Roston on Bloomberg

Counterspin
David Swanson on military budget, Aram Roston on Bloomberg

CounterSpin (2/18/11-2/24/11)
 

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This week on CounterSpin: The federal budget is big news this week, but while your hearing all the calls for cuts, cuts and more cuts, ask yourself, what isn’t considered an acceptable target for substantive reductions? Here’s a hint: it accounts for more than half of the country’s public spending. We’ll talk about the budget with activist and author David Swanson.

Also on CounterSpin today, public interest groups and media activists of all stripes lined up to oppose the Comcast-NBC merger. And among the coalition of anti-merger activists was... Bloomberg, the media company owned by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. So what did they want? And did they get it? Journalist Aram Roston took a look at Bloomberg's media policy activism in a new piece for the Nation magazine. He'll join us to talk about it.


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--"How Bloomberg Does Business," by Aram Roston (The Nation, 2/28/11)

 




 

Video: Bread and Puppets Circus Explains Everything - With Music, Magic, and Headless People on Stilts

The U.S. Economy:

Arizona Immigration:

Egypt:

Healthcare:

New York:



Bread and Puppets Circus
Random Row Bookstore
Charlottesville VA
Feb 17, 2011
Video by David Swanson

Audio of David Swanson and Marc Steiner at Busboys and Poets

David Swanson Podcast

From Marc Steiner

David Swanson is a writer and progressive political activist.  His latest book is War is a Lie.

We recently interviewed David Swanson at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC.  Here is our interview, along with the lively audience Q & A.

60min: Wael Ghonim and Egypt's New Age

"I wrote, 'Dear Western governments. You have been supporting the regime that was oppressing us for 30 years. Please don't get involved now. We don't need you.' " - Wael Ghonim 13 Feb. 2011

 

Wael Ghonim, speaking with Harry Smith in an interview for "60 Minutes." (CBS)

 

February 13, 2011 - Harry Smith reports on the latest events from Egypt, including an in-depth interview with Wael Ghonim.

 

War News Radio: "Embedded"

This week on War News Radio, "Embedded," we learn about a new media program following Marines in Afghanistan, then we hear about the Australian military's involvement in Afghanistan. This, and the week's news.

 

Connect the Dots With David Swanson, Bob Edgar, Jeff Halper

CONNECT THE DOTS
Host: Lila Garrett
Monday morning 7AM to 8AM
Tune in or Log on:
KPFK 90.7 FM in LA; 98.7 Santa Barbara; 93.7 San Diego
http://archive.kpfk.org/parchive/index.php?shokey=ctd

David Swanson, author of WAR IS A LIE brings us up to date on Bradley Manning, the 23 yr old Am. soldier who is still being tortured and held in solitary by the Marines for revealing American killings of innocent civilians. Is Bush’s secret government still in place?

Bob Edgar, President of Common Cause fills us in on the petition it filed with the US Justice Dept. to investigate Supreme Ct. Justices Scalia and Thomas. Should they have recused themselves in the case involving the Citizens United decision which gave corporations free reign in funding elections. Both Justices have attended retreats organized by conservative financier Charles Koch whose company operates a foundation that is a major contributor to right wing political advocacy groups.

(Since it handed Bush the presidency in 2000 the US Supreme Ct. has been assuming unprecedented power. How long will we tolerate the myth that the Supreme Ct. is above politics? It is about to interfere with the Healtcare Bill. Will it again assume veto powers on a partisan basis? Is it obsolete as an institution? Does it interfere with our democracy rather than enhance it?)

Israeli peace activist Jeff Halper, director of ICAHD, Israeli (Com. Against House Demolitions) joins us. He describes what he & his followers consider the only remaining path to peace in the middle East. For more info on his events in L.A. this week go to http://www.lajewsforpeace.org/.

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:
http://archive.kpfk.org/parchive/index.php?shokey=ctd
Each show is online for three months.

Rule of Law Radio

Rule of Law Radio

Hour 1 guest: David Swanson (www.WarIsALie.org, www.DavidSwanson.org) discusses democracy and the events in Egypt.

Hour 2 guest: Professor Stephen Zunes, University of San Francisco (www.StephenZunes.org) discusses the events in Egypt.

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Audio: Nick Baumann on Egypt

2.1.11 Associate Editor of Mother Jones magazine Nick Baumann joins Coy with the latest on the events in Egypt. We have a true revolution on our hands in the North African country, and today’s conversation provides background on where these problems with Hosni Mubarak originated, what kinds of rights and freedoms the people rioting in the streets are demanding, and what we can expect to develop in the coming days. Finally, Baumann gives his thoughts on new legislation that would re-define what classifies rape crimes in America.

The Legacy of Agent Orange on WCPN

Connie Schultz, Heather Morris Bowser discuss the legacy of Agent Orange on WCPN

 

Lisa DeJong, The Plain DealerHeather Morris Bowser: "I know there are other Vietnam War veterans' kids like me in America. We need to find each other. We need to break the silence."

January 31, 2011 - Listen to Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz and Heather Morris Bowser discuss the legacy of Agent Orange {I have a player below to listen or visit this link} with WCPN FM/90.3's "Sound of Ideas" host Mike McIntyre.

Gun Show Undercover: Arizona

Gun Show Undercover Investigation: Mayors Against Illegal Guns

 

Tucson shooting: Undercover agents expose loophole in US gun laws

Just two weeks after the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, private investigators went to a gun show in Phoenix, Arizona -- one of thousands of such shows that occur across the country every year -- to test two basic questions:

 

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Unfinished Business: The Wake of Agent Orange

The Cleveland Plain Dealer staff , has published a six part series of reports in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on the still lasting effects of the defoliants we used in our destruction of Vietnam. Reports from Vietnam as well as about the daughter of a brother Vietnam Veteran.

 

Unfinished Business: Suffering and sickness in the endless wake of Agent Orange

 

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

Sundance Premiere Highlights Guatemala Human Rights Work

 

Archive Analyst Kate Doyle Featured in Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

New Film Showcases Spanish Genocide Case, Documents 20 Years of Struggle Against Impunity

January 28, 2011 - A new documentary film about human rights in Guatemala featuring National Security Archive senior analyst Kate Doyle will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, will be screened tonight at the Sundance Resort where Kate Doyle, Almudena Bernabeu of the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA), and film makers Pamela Yates and Paco de Onís, will attend the screening and speak to the audience after the film.

 

Audio: Phonecall With Protester in Egypt Just Recorded

I just phoned Tighe Barry, a great US activist with Code Pink, who has been in Cairo, Egypt, all week. Here is the audio. Tighe describes a different situation from what we get through the US media.

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