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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 12.09.15

Australian/American psychologist and lawyer Dr. Bob Jacobs presents a radical approach to parenting and education in dramatic contrast to what those words usually mean. He starts from the premise that people are essentially good and non-violent, and ultimately know what’s good for themselves. It makes for very interesting back and forth about human nature and practical applications to parent-teacher-child relationships.

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Charlotte Silver – Number of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons doubles

Marah Bakir, 16, was leaving school in occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on 12 Octoberwhen she was shot and injured by Israeli police. They allege she intended to stab an officer. However, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights reported that Marah had been walking with a friend when they were harassed by an Israeli who accused her of being a “terrorist.” Witnesses said …

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Jana Kasperkevic – ‘Poverty pay’ leads Walmart employees to skip lunch – or steal it from coworkers

Walmart employees are so poor that they are skipping lunch, sharing it or, in some cases, stealing it from their coworkers, some of the company’s workers claimed on Thursday while announcing a fast in protest of the company’s wages. Starting Friday morning, over 100 Walmart associates who are members of Our Walmart, a workers organization, and about a 1,000 supporters will …

Chris Hedges – The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History

The release Thursday of the 5,544-page text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership—a trade and investment agreement involving 12 countries comprising nearly 40 percent of global output—confirms what even its most apocalyptic critics feared. “The TPP, along with the WTO [World Trade Organization] and NAFTA [North American Free Trade Agreement], is the most brazen corporate power grab in American history,” Ralph Nader …

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Ask Beatty – 09.21.15

Beatty talked about the housing, medical, employment and mental health challenges facing transgender men and women. She also discussed the dangers of Paxil, an antidepressant, for teenagers and cautions everyone to be more consumer savvy when it comes to taking medications of all kinds. Your doctor does not always know what’s best!

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Derrick Broze – Antidepressants Scientifically Linked To Violent Behavior In Youth

A new study published in the PLoS Medicine journal has found that younger people taking antidepressants are more likely to commit violent crimes. Reuters reports that the researchers “used a unique study design which aimed to avoid confounding factors by comparing the same individuals’ behavior while they were on and while they were off medication.” The study was led by …

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John Whitehead – We Are the Government: Tactics for Taking Down the Police State

“The people have the power, all we have to do is awaken that power in the people”. We are the government.”–John Lennon Saddled with a corporate media that marches in lockstep with the government, elected officials who dance to the tune of their corporate benefactors, and a court system that serves to maintain order rather than mete out justice, Americans …