Guest 1: Arun Kundnani is the author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror and a lecturer at New York University. Sarah Lazare reports for AlterNet in "The FBI Has a New Plan to Spy on High School Students Across the Country," that: "Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high schools across the country to report students who criticize government policies and 'western corruption' as potential future terrorists, warning that 'anarchist extremists' are in the same category as ISIS and young people who are poor, immigrants or travel to 'suspicious' countries are more likely to commit horrific violence.
"Based on the widely unpopular British 'anti-terror' mass surveillance program, the FBI’s 'Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools' guidelines [PDF], released in January, are almost certainly designed to single out and target Muslim-American communities. However, in its caution to avoid the appearance of discrimination, the agency identifies risk factors that are so broad and vague that virtually any young person could be deemed dangerous and worthy of surveillance, especially if she is socio-economically marginalized or politically outspoken.
"This overwhelming threat is then used to justify a massive surveillance apparatus, wherein educators and pupils function as extensions of the FBI by watching and informing on each other."
He said today: “The document aims to encourage schools to monitor their students more carefully for signs of radicalization but its definition of radicalization is vague. Drawing on the junk science of radicalization models, the document dangerously blurs the distinction between legitimate ideological expression and violent criminal actions.
“In practice, schools seeking to implement this document will end up monitoring Muslim students disproportionately. Muslims who access religious or political material will be seen as suspicious, even though there is no reason to think such material indicates a likelihood of terrorism.”
Guest 2: Dr. Francis Boyle - Talking about Zika Virus man-made as a GMO. Francis Anthony Boyle is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois with degrees from the University of Chicago, magna cum laude from Harvard Law , and further Ph.Ds. from Harvard University.
Guest 3: Tracy Rosenberg, author of Pacifica in Exile Newsletter. In an unsigned blast, former Pacifica IED Margy Wilkinson attacked her colleagues on the national board who assisted her in taking over national leadership in 2014 (including several she called "workables" in her notepad) accusing them of "grabbing KPFA's money" and "redirecting it".
The board's 11-5 vote that the bequest had been redirected incorrectly to KPFA's exclusive use by Wilkinson was taken on October 29th. Taking advantage of the board's penchant for confidentiality, Wilkinson characterized the contents of the 60-pages of related documents no one besides the board is being allowed to see for more than a week.
Wilkinson, PNB treasurer Brian Edwards-Tiekert, and LA-based KPFA listener rep Jose-Luis Fuentes bitterly fought the release of the documentation on Thursday night to the local station boards. Wilkinson secretly set up a duplicate nonprofit foundation in California using Pacifica's mission statement to acquire Pacifica's broadcasting licenses under her sole control "should Pacifica go bankrupt".
Wilkinson ends her screed with the comment that members of the slate opposed to her own Siegel/Brazon faction "Members of the UCR slate have long championed replacing unionized staff with volunteer-produced programming".
Wilkinson in a last-minute maneuver on her very last day as Pacifica's director appointed slate-mate Leslie Radford, an unqualified community college instructor, as KPFK's general manager. Radford has been aggressively replacing unionized staff with volunteer-produced programming in LA and created the biggest labor crisis for Pacifica in 16 years, with more than 20 different grievances being arbitrated with the SAG-AFTRA union, including withheld seniority pay, pension deposits and union dues totaling more than $100,000 by Wilkinson as Pacifica's IED.
Melting Pot host/producer Michael Barnes became the 4th KPFK show host to quit on air Friday night saying "he was done with the place and how badly it was being managed".
The cognitive dissonance indicates that Wilkinson herself does not have a consistent set of beliefs about how Pacifica should be run, only a willingness to do whatever she believes necessary for her own faction to remain in power until she is able to un-hook KPFA's broadcasting license for her own company.
Continuing on that theme, PNB treasurer Brian Edwards-Tiekert claimed that "financial stability has been recovered at KPFA due to windfall income" and electioneered for Wilkinson's re-election.
The hit piece ended with a plea for loyal Siegel/Brazonites to attempt to shut down this Pacifica In Exile publication by filing complaints with the email service, as the faction prefers the only information provided to members about the foundation's governance come from them. Everything else is labeled a "conspiracy theory".
Jim West discusses Zika virus with David Crowe. How the story of the virus originated. Why a virus that was never blamed for anything other than mild symptoms before was suddenly blamed for microcephaly in infants. What is microcephaly, how frequent is it normally and how is it that pesticides, vaccines and GMO mosquitoes not being considered as possible causes? You will learn a whole lot more about Zika in this episode compared with listening to or reading the fear-mongering and misdirections of the mainstream media and mainstream public health organizations like W.H.O.
“Erratum: Jim West referred to a monkey being kept in an environment of 104F. Actually it was the monkey’s body temperature. 104F is the upper range of the normal body temperature for this species, so was not even a fever.”
By Gary Null, PhD. For twenty years the federal government, through the USDA and FDA, has stated unequivocally that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are safe and can help feed the world and save lives. However, over the last two decades independent scientists have brought forth challenges to the prevailing dogma on this important issue. The response of the GMO industry to any critic–irrespective of their credentials or the scientific evidence they provide–is that they are wrong. To determine where the truth lies, we have set about reviewing all available scientific literature on the safety and efficacy of GMOs. The results of our independent investigation are stated in the following 44 reasons to ban or label GMOs. All of the information is footnoted and fully referenced. Because 91% of Americans want GMO labeling. Because 64 countries around the world including Japan, Australia, China and the entire European Union require GMO labeling. Because in September 2015, Russia completely banned the production of food using GMOs. This came after the country undertook independent scientific research of the GMO issue. Because GMO giant Monsanto has a history of producing highly dangerous chemical compounds including DDT, Agent Orange, saccharin, and recombinant
It might be all over for democracy when it comes to citizens’ right to know what they’re about to eat. Chemical companies are spending many millions to pass a bill to ensure GMOs can not be labeled. Not sure it can be stopped in the House, but maybe the Senate. And on the second half we look at the significance of Obama’s Iran deal and how it could have more profound historic impact than Nixon’s opening to China.
Guest Speaker: “Dr. Wald, director of Longevity at Integrated Medicine http://www.blooddetective.com/ Today topic: GMO Controversy Dr. Michael Wald, author of Frankenfoods: GMO Controversy, Lies and Your Health, offers a riveting perspective of the GMO predicament, exploring governmental and industry cover-ups, health dangers, environmental threats, GMO-free foods plans and recipes, nutritional supplements and other practical solutions. Dr. Wald declares, “The GMO dilemma is here to stay. Anyone interested in protecting their health and that of their loved ones, friends and the planet must educate themselves and take political and personal action right now.” Health News Segment with: “Dr. Wald, director of Longevity at Integrated Medicine http://www.blooddetective.com/ Todays Topic: Part 2 The Acid-Base Balance Lie! Think you know the true and importance of pH balance for health and disease? Think again, as Dr. Michael Wald, The Blood Detective, dismantles the misconceptions about the importance of pH in health and disease. He answers his audiences’ questions providing clear answers that you can use to improve your health and avoid wrong thinking regarding acid and base changes. http://ndcsavingsclub.podbean.com/mf/web/6e2a7c/NDCSavingsClub_071515.mp3 Download this episode (right click and
by, Gary Null The word “conspiracy” has lost its meaning and credibility in the American lexicon. Rarely is it ever used by mainstream media, professional associations and think tanks, and official federal public relations and propaganda in its original, constructive context to implicate wrongdoing and corruption. When “conspiracy” is heard, it is almost always pejorative, a word of slander and accusation to marginalize people as loons and quacks, and to deny confirmed conspiracies as disreputable, such as the JFK assassination, 911 and the invasion of Iraq. As a result we are led to believe that the Warren report, the 911 Commission, Bush’s and Rumsfeld’s speeches before the nation are correct and truthful. In addition, the mainstream media makes every effort to make us believe that we don’t have conspiracies in the banking system, private industries and government agencies. Putting aside unofficial conspiracies such as the assassination of the Kenndys and 911, the government has been formally cited as perpetuators of treacherous seditions in the past. False flag events such as the Gulf of Tonkin, the CIA staged coup to oust Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, and the failed Operation Northwood scheme by the CIA and Pentagon to
Interview with Thierry Vrain, a former soil biologist and genetic scientist, who was the designated spokesperson to assure the public of the safety of GMO crops.
Lots of good information on living a long, happy, conscious, and productive life from Gary today. Addressing Jane Brody's column in the NY Times on the subject of GMOs, with scholar-in-residence Richard Gale. From Ralph Nader, 10 reasons the TPP is not a progressive trade agreement. A different perspective on drone welfare. And more!
The Real Truth About Health Conference in Orlando Fl, 05/22/2015 – 05/31/2015 9:00am to 10:00pm will be broadcasted live at http://therealtruthabouthealthconference.com/livestream/ To watch the conference live simply click the link above. You will be asked for an Email and a first name, once that is entered you will be given a code to enter in to the password field. You will be sent an email with a copy of the code and additional instructions. Dr. Gary Null will be speaking live at this conference from 4:00pm – 5:30pm EST and again from 7:00pm – 10:00pm EST on 5/22/2015. He will be joined by several other industry leading professionals, and will be showcasing his feature documentary The War on Health – The FDA’s Cult of Tyranny which can be viewed
Caryn goes over the good and the not so good about Girl Scout Cookies; Trans-Pacific Partnership; Fat, fibre and cancer risk in African Americans and rural Africans, Appeal to block Vermont’s first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of genetically modified food, New York Bill S59A-2015; Chef Ernesto Frozen Foods and Bareburger.