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Go Harrison – 07.11.16

A pioneering Outfest documentary, RAISING ZOEY, which follows one of Los Angeles’ bravest, and youngest, trans rights activists, Zoey Luna (last year’s LA Pride’s Grand Marshall) just after winning a case against her school district for discrimination, as she begins hormone treatments and publicly advocates for change with her mother and sister always by her side.

ZOEY LUNA & DANTE ALENCASTRE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naJoi_JVuMY&spfreload=10

Topic: Bernie: what’s next
GUESTS: Greg Palast, Michelle Bird, Don Irwin, and John Sarley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umDsvGlRrNk&spfreload=10

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Go Harrison – Orlando Shooting aftermath/gun rights – 06.20.16

Guest One: NADINE SMITH – Executive Director of Equality Florida

“Nadine was national co-chair for the 1993 March on Washington, taking part in the first-ever meeting between LGBT leaders and a sitting U.S. president. She served on the founding board of the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization.

An award-winning journalist, Nadine co-founded Equality Florida and became a leading voice for state-level LGBT organizing. She served four terms as Equality Federation co-chair. In 2013, she was named by Florida Diversity Council as one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women” in Florida. Nadine was recently appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Florida Advisory Committee.”

What is Equality Florida?

“Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. “

Guest Two: COLEEN ROWLEY – Former FBI Special Agent for 24 years & whistle blower, Currently writing for the Huffington Blog & Consortiumnews.com

HOT TIP: HERE IS WHAT SHE IS GOING TO WANT TO COVER SO PREPARE FOR HER TO ALWAYS PIVOT IN THIS DIRECTION. Might simply things to just read this so that she doesn’t feel the need to say it.

“Coleen worked as an FBI Special Agent for almost 24 years, thirteen of which as the Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel. As a whistleblower, she furnished information to the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry, the Senate Judiciary Committee and Department of Justice Inspector General’s investigation of FBI failures before 9-11. She also warned the FBI Director before war was launched on Iraq, that this war would likely prove counterproductive and serve to escalate terrorism and the militarization of domestic policing, such that the FBI would become helpless in the face of escalating violence.”

Guest Three: ERIN PALETTE – OPERATION BLAZING SWORD & BLUE COLLAR PREPPING

“Ms. Erin Palette is a blogger and a prepper. Active in both the LGBTQ and gun community, she has been a concealed pistol carrier since 2012 and came out as trans in 2013. She believes that gun rights are civil rights, and that armed gays don’t get bashed. You can find her at BlueCollarPrepping.Com, and her project to unite gun owners with LGBTQ people seeking training can be found at www.facebook.com/OperationBlazingSword. “

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Go Harrison – 06.13.16

Guest 1: Lauren Meister – West Hollywood Mayor – Discusses the Orlando massacre and what went down in Los Angeles as well.

Guest 2: Professor Junaid Ahmadhmad Director of the Center for Global Dialogue – Currently in Virginia, Ahmad is based in Lahore. Professor Ahmed is also a muslim and has also been secretary general of JUST International, the International Movement to Create a Just World. He is on the faculty of advanced studies at the University of Management Technology and on the faculty of law and policy at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

“The Orlando mass shooting is a tragic atrocity that is, at the very least, partially attributable to the multiple fundamentalisms spawned by the political maneuverings of Washington and its ‘moderate’ fundamentalist allies in the Muslim world, particularly Saudi Arabia. While it is still too soon to determine the veracity of the narratives around the shooter’s motives and recent behavior, even if we accept some version of it – it is a tragic amalgamation of the systemic pathologies of our time: fundamentalist-inspired hatred of the ‘other’, in this case homosexuals, and militarized, terrorizing violence, conducted wholesale by states and retail by private, non-state actors. Whether or not mental illness contributed to this shooting, it is incontrovertible that these tragic cases have nothing to do with religion per se, but deeper contemporary processes that have fueled violence at home and abroad, with guns, bombs, and drones that have caused countless, nameless victims, in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, becoming so commonplace.

“In addition, it’s important to remember that while conservative ‘orthodoxies’ in all religions, including in Islam, may be homophobic, Muslim thought, practice and behavior has become much more intolerant of homosexuality because of two principal reasons: a) imposition and importation of Western homophobia since the beginning of Western colonialism, with contemporary Muslim homophobic rhetoric reflecting less of Islamic tradition, and far more of Western Victorian and Protestant Fundamentalist vitriol, and b) Washington’s favorite ally in the Muslim world, Saudi Arabia, advancing a fundamentalist violent contempt for anyone not subscribing to their Wahhabi puritanism. Islamophobic and, indeed, homophobic politicians and pundits in the U.S. will conveniently ignore these two factors when pontificating on yet another example, for them, of ‘Islamic terrorism.'”

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Smart Show (goharrison) with Cary Harrison – 05.09.16

1) CA Overturn Citizens United Act and Let The People Vote Act

Michele Sutter, MOVI (Money Out Voters In) co-founder, is a writer, teacher, producer, and activist. She is a former Story Editor at HBO and a former co-chair of The 29th StreetProject, a New York City based theater artists’ cooperative. She also produced the 2009 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award winning musical adaptation of Aristophanes’ The Wasps.

2) “Hillary Clinton Killed Berta!

Silvio Carrillo is an Oakland, California-based freelance journalist and nephew of Berta Caceres. You can follow the latest updates on her case at BertaCaceres.org or Facebook and Twitter: @JusticeforBerta.

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Smart Show (goharrison) with Cary Harrison – 04.25.16

Guest 1: Recap of Bernie Sanders / Clinton-Clooney Big money stunt. Watch the video here and enjoy.
Harrison compilation Video: http://youtu.be/K6SIizSTHP0

Guest 2: Actor Jessie Eisenberg. Jessie discussed his great new film “LOUDER THAN BOMBS” – A stunningly intimate portrait of parents and children and the many things that tear them apart and bring them together.

Guest 3: Chef Rossi – Chef has been the food writer for 16 years of the “Eat Me” column for Bust magazine, hosts her own hit radio show called “Bite This. Chef Rossi’s first edible memoir, The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi, is forthcoming from the Feminist Press!” As the owner and executive chef of “The Raging Skillet,” a cutting-edge catering company known for breaking any and all rules,
Chef has been named among The Knot’s Best Of Wedding Caterers for five years in a row, The Raging Skillet is in the hall of fame!

Almost Guest 4: Dee McMillan was not able to connect to the NYC studios but Harrison told her story and how she decided to take a negative and make it a positive for animals. Dee was bullied in Texas by other teens and called a Fat Whale. She decided to help instead of go down to the other teens level, Dee has raised over $10,700 for Save The Whales.

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Smart Show (goharrison) with Cary Harrison – 04.11.16

Guest 1: Ioannis Melissanidis became the youngest Olympic champion in the history of men’s gymnastics and the first one in 100 years for Greece … plus, the first Greek gymnast, male or female, to medal at the European and World Championships ever. Named one of the 100 most important people of the 21st century.

Guest 2: Stephen Morris, Author of: Back When Men Could Marry Men: When Brothers Dwell in Unity–the Surprising History of the Orthodox Christian Church. This former gap lain at Columbia university unearthed a trove of liturgical evidence to solidly back that… far from forbidding man-to-man relationships, Byzantine Christianity had rites akin to marriage to sanctify them what we’d now call same-sex relationships.

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Smart Show (goharrison) with Cary Harrison – 03.28.16

Bernie’s Millennials/Hillary’s Guest list:
Guest #1: Jay Ponti is the Founder & Executive Producer of the 10X Visionary Leaders Summit and affords our young leaders the opportunity to participate in think tank coalitions with global leaders and non-governmental organizations from 10 social movements (Human Rights, Corporate Accountability, Media Reform & Innovation,Environmental Sustainability,The Women’s Movement,Progressive Education Reform, Interfaith Harmony,Health & Wellness,Veteran’s Affairs,Right to Privacy & Net Neutrality).

People get ready: the fight against a jobless economy and a citizen less democracy.
Guest #2: Author Robert McChesney is an American professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign as the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication. He specializes in the history and political economy of communication, and the role media play in democratic and capitalist societies. He co-founded Free Press, a national media reform organization. From 2002–12, he hosted “Media Matters” weekly radio program every Sunday afternoon on WILL-AM radio.

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Smart Show (goharrison) with Cary Harrison – 03.07.16

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”.