Progressive Commentary Hour

Progressive Commentary Hour – 07.19.16

July 19, 2016

Gary discussed these 5 video clips plus news articles on Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton on NAFTA Why Hillary Clinton's War Record Matters Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight. SHOCKER! Clinton Caught by ABCNews ON CAMERA Pay-to-Play ?!! Nuclear Nightmare Megyn Kelly Exposes Huge Hillary Clinton Lie About Benghazi

Progressive Commentary Hour – 07.12.16

July 12, 2016

Prof. Rebecca Gordon is a professor of political philosophy and theories of justice at the University of San Francisco where she is also associated with the school’s Leo McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good. Through much of Rebecca's career she has worked in national and international peace and justice movements including the anti-apartheid movement in the US and South Africa; liberation struggles among the poor in Central America – much of 1984 living in the war zones of Nicaragua --, and anti-war efforts opposing the US’ invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. She is a founder of the Calfiornians for Justice, a statewide organization working on behalf of marginalized social, racial and ethnic groups. Prof. Gordon holds a BA from Reed College and her doctorate in Ethics and Social Theory from Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She has published several books dealing with conflicts in Central America, welfare reform, and the ethical issues concerning torture during the post 911 period. Her most recent book is “American Nuremberg: The Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post 911 War Crimes.” Her website is MainstreamingTorture.org

Progressive Commentary Hour – 07.05.16

July 5, 2016

On "The Progressive Commentary Hour," Gary brings back a great guest, Danny Sheehan. Gary and Danny dig deep into who killed JFK and Robert Kennedy and Danny gives you the facts that no one else can. Here is a brief bio of Danny: Danny Sheehan is one of our nation’s most important and influential Constitutional and public interest lawyers. During the past 45 years he has handled such public interest cases as the Pentagon Papers, the Watergate Break In, Iran Contra and the Silkwood murder case. He has represented victims of he Three Mile Island nuclear disaster and fought against the American Nazi Party on hate crimes. He is the founder of the Christic Institute and the Romero Institute, the latter being a nonprofit public policy center in Santa Cruz California. Danny has his law degree from Harvard University and later returned to study at the Harvard Divinity School.. He is the author of “The People’s Advocate: The Life and Legal History of America’s Most Fearless Public Defense Lawyer,” And his websites are DanielPSheehan.com & RomeroInstitute.org

Progressive Commentary Hour – 06.28.16

June 28, 2016

On the "Progressive Commentary Hour," Gary speaks with Nicholas Schou and gets deep into the CIA's games and we learn more about Gary Webb and how the CIA has its claws in everything. Here is a bio of Nicholas. Enjoy. Nicholas Schou is an award winning investigative journalist whose articles have resulted in the release from prison of wrongly convicted people. He is currently the managing editor of OC Weekly, an alternative news publication in Southern California. In the past he has written for LA Weekly, the San Francisco Bay Guardian and other publications. Nick is the author of the best seller “Kill the Messenger” about the CIA’s cocaine operations and the courageous investigative reporting of Gary Webb. The book was made into a major movie featuring Jeremy Renner. His most recent publication is “Spooked: How the CIA Manipulates the Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood,” which has received excellent reviews by Peter Dale Scott, whistle blower John Kiriakou, Oliver Stone and others. His websites are FocusFeatures.com and OCWeekly.com

Progressive Commentary Hour – 06.21.16

June 21, 2016

Guest #1 - Derrick Jensen has become one of the nation’s leading voices of cultural and environmental dissent, who writes about civilization devastating impact upon the environment and the natural world, and our society’s denial of that fact. Utne Reader listed Derrick among the 50 visionaries changing the world. In sharp contrast to environmental optimists who believe working within the corporate system will offset the tenuous planetary balance threatened by climate change, Derrick has advocated for many years a “dismantling of civilization” which can include radical dissent as well as imparting wisdom to our children. Derrick has written many books influential books. His recently released “The Myth of Human Supremacy” may be perhaps be one of his important that goes to heart of the rapid pace in environmental and ecological degradation. He also hosts a weekly radio program, Resistance Radio, on the Progressive Radio Network every Sunday evening at 6:00 pm Eastern time. His website is www.DerrickJensen.org Guest #2 - Diana Beresford-Kroeger is an Irish-Canadian researcher, scientist and nature mystic who perhaps knows more about trees and forests than anyone in North America. She is an expert botanist and medical biochemist who has written extensively on the molecular biology of trees, their medicinal properties, the social interactions between trees and other life forms in our forests, sustainable forestry, and the traditional wisdom trees hold for healing. Her scientific work has appeared in The American Heart Journal and the Journal of Microscopy. In past she has held science posts at the Canadian Department of Agriculture and the University of Ottawa School of Medicine. Diana’s research gardens outside Ottawa, open to the public, include rare plants from Turkey, Iran, China, and a hundred rare types of trees from the northern forests and other countries, many that are endangered. Her latest book, “The Sweetness of a Simple Life.” And a documentary on Diana’s work across many nations to restore forests, “The Call of the Forest” is scheduled to be released in Fall. More about her work can be found at StuartBernstein.com/DianaBeresford-Kroeger.html

Progressive Commentary Hour – 06.14.16

June 14, 2016

Abby Martin has rapidly become a leading international voice among young American journalists and television hosts. She currently hosts the weekly investigative news program The Empire Files on the pan-Latin American network Telesur TV English out of Caracas Venezuela. The program features hard hitting investigative history and insights into subjects ignored by mainstream corporate media. Earlier she was the host of Breaking the Set on the Russia Today network, better known as RT. Abby is a founder of the organization Media Roots that supports citizen journalism, and serves on the board of the Media Freedom Foundation which manages Project Censored, which airs on the PRN network; and she also co-directed the film “99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaboration.” The Empire Files series can be viewed at TheEmpireFiles.tv, past Breaking the Set shows can be seen on Youtube, and her personal website as an accomplished visual artist is AbbyMartin.org

Progressive Commentary Hour – 06.07.16

June 7, 2016

Guest #1 - Kevin Hinchey is a film directory, professor of cinemaphotography and a director of the Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust that managers the Wilhelm Reich archives at Harvard University’s Countway Library of medicine. He also operates the Wilhelm Reich museum in Rangeley Maine. Kevin has a masters from NYU’s Graduate Film School and has worked as a screenwriter in Los Angeles and New York City and currently teaches film making and courses about Reich in Connecticut and Massachusetts. His lecture series, TheTrue Story of Government Ordered Bookburning in America, about the destruction of tons of Reich’s works is a warning of scientific totalitarianism. Kevin is currently editing a full featured documentary about the life and thought and research of Wilhelm Reich – the Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project. To help fund the project, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wilhelm-reich-documentary-film-project-edit-phase--7#/ Guest #2 - Professor James (Jim) Strick teaches in the department of earth environment studies at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster Pennsylvania, where is also the Chair of the Program in Science and Technologhy. Dr. Strick was trained in microbiology and has specialized in the history science, the history of biological ideas and experimentation into life. Jim holds degrees SUNY, two masters degrees – one in history from Princeton University and another in environmental sciences from SUNY, and doctorate in history from Princeton. He has published volumes about Darwin, Astrobiology and NASA, the debate about the origins of life and an excellent volume about Wilhelm Reich – Wilhelm Reich Biologist” – published by Harvard Press. He is an advisor of the journal ISIS from the History of Science Society and has published articles in numerous professional journals.

Progressive Commentary Hour – 05.31.16

May 31, 2016

Charles Ortel is a former Wall Street banker, having been a Managing Director at Dillon Read and Newport Value Partners, and private financial investor. In 2007 he became a whistleblower and was instrumental in bringing down General Electric after revealing GE’s fraudulently overvaluing its stock by many billions of dollars to mislead its investors. For the past fifteen months, Charles has been undertaking a thorough review of the financial records and collaborations and networks of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. His analysis investigated the Foundation’s fundraising practices, its allies and associates, its so-called charitable interests, and its political and corporate connections both in Washington and overseas. He received his BA from Yale and an MBA from Harvard Business School. His weekly blog exposing the Clinton Foundation can be found at CharlesOrtel.com

Progressive Commentary Hour – 05.24.16

May 24, 2016

Conchita Sarnoff is the executive director of the Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking, a non profit organization based in Washington DC with a mission to increase political and public awareness about human trafficking and child sex trafficking in particular. A large part of the organization’s work is rescue girls between the ages of 6 and 12 in North America. She broke the story in 2010 about billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s pedophilia ring. She has been a contributor to the Financial Times, Latin America Herald Tribune, the Huffington Post, Daily Beast and other publications and has appeared as a television commentator on NBC, Fox, ABC, Russia TV among others. Conchita graduated from Columbia University with a degree in political science and received additional credentials from the Harvard Business School. This month she published her book “Trafficking” – which takes a hard look at the underground of child sex trafficking and highlights the case of Jeffrey Epstein, a close confidante of Bill Clinton. Her websites are ConchitaSarnoff.com and ATRVT.org

Progressive Commentary Hour – 05.17.16

May 17, 2016

On the "Progressive Commentary Hour," Gary talks about the European Union and what will happen if the TIPP comes to exist. Here is the full video for you to enjoy: BREXIT - The Full Movie. BREXIT, the movie is a feature-length documentary film to inspire as many people as possible to vote to LEAVE the EU in the June 23rd referendum. Gary plays two great clips from Noam Chosky and Yanis Varoufakis. Here is the info and links for them: VIDEO: Noam Chomsky on why TIPP is not a trade agreement - "Highly protectionist" and "for the benefit of private powers" VIDEO: Yanis Varoufakis on Hillary Clinton - Ex-Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis had a few choice things to say about Hillary Clinton. Video from Business Insider. Lastly on today's show, Gary talks to the great Greg Palast. Here is a brief bio of Greg: Greg Palast is a journalist’s journalist whose news breaking stories and investigations have appeared on BBC, the Guardian, Al-Jazeera, now Rolling Stone and others. The Tribune in the UK has called Greg “the most important investigative journalist in our time.” Greg broke the stories of voter theft in Florida districts during the 2000 Bush-Gore election, BP’s corruption over the Deep Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf, the Bush administration’s secret pre-invasion plans to capture Iraq’s oil fields, and US’s attempted coups against Hugo Chavez. He has won many awards including the George Orwell award for Courage in Journalism. He holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and authored several books including “Billionaires and Ballot Bandits” and “Armed Madhouse” and “Vulture’s Picnic." He is currently making a new full feature documentary – the Best Democracy Money Can Buy. You can read Greg’s reports at GregPalast.com
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