The Gang’s All Here. Happy Now Bernie?
Today, Vince speaks with author, activist and alternative media pioneer, Michael Albert. Michael is the founder of ZNet and ZMagazine and the co-founder of South End Press. He is the author of over 21 books, ranging from economics and philosophy to politics and visions for the future. They discuss his early years as an activist, current social movements, the alternative media landscape, the 2016 elections and much more.
The results of yesterday’s primaries in West Virginia and Nebraska—with Donald Trump capturing both states and Bernie Sanders besting Hillary Clinton in West Virginia—have only moved political outcomes even closer to “inevitability.” Trump has no major impediments to clinching the Republican nomination, and Sanders’ win did little to blunt Clinton’s lead in delegates. The duopoly continues to take care of party business in the leadup to the general election in November, when, inevitably, there’ll be a new president in the White House.
Meanwhile, Leid Stories’ listeners ponder new approaches to politics and how best to prepare to cope with what soon will be our collective reality. We continue the discussion for the third day.
In the throes of a media-induced frenzy about the 2016 presidential race, it’s hard not to get caught up in the bizarreness of it. But rather than join the madness, says Leid Stories, this election cycle should cause us to overhaul our thinking about the political process, our political orientation and ideology, and the nature of our relationship with “the system.”
On “The Gary Null Show” today, Gary discussed these topics below and had Mr. Alan Phillips on as well. Please click on the titles to learn more about the topics Gary spoke on:
The more you run, the denser your bones will be
Watercress extract detoxifies carcinogens in smokers, clinical trial demonstrates
Eating dark chocolate as a daily snack could help boost athletic performance
Eating chocolate improves cognitive function, study finds
Regular exercise may boost prostate cancer survival
Gary takes a quick music break. Listen here to the track: Slave – Watching You
Most U.S. adults say today’s children have worse health than in past generations
Great willow herb as an antidote in therapies against multi-drug resistant bacteria
UK study supports cardiovascular safety of calcium and vitamin D supplementation
Lack of vitamin D ‘significantly speeds up the growth of breast cancer tumors and causes the disease to spread
Neurosurgeon issues public challenge to vaccine zealots: Inject yourselves with all shots you say children should get!
Trade officials promised Exxon that TTIP will erase environmental ‘obstacles’ worldwide
Common pesticides ‘can kill frogs within an hour’
Most Americans Pray for Healing; More than One Fourth Have Practiced ‘Laying on of Hands,’ Baylor University Study Finds
– Gary discusses a study he did and how the energy that was given to plants and food make each different and how respecting the power of prey is a good thing.
Quick break with music by Slave – Watching You again. Gary then returns with some commentary on why are we not challenging the people who are controlling the Unites States
Henry A. Giroux – Authoritarian Politics in the Age of Civic Illiteracy
Gary goes to break with the song of the day: Slave – Watching You. Gary returns with his guest, Alan Phillips. Here is his bio:
Alan Phillips is one of the few lawyers in America and nationally recognized expert practicing vaccine exemption and waiver law and individual and legal rights on vaccination policies. He advises families, individuals, attorneys and legislators across the US on vaccine policies, health rights and exemptions. He is an Advisory Board member of the World Association for Vaccine Education and is a co-founder of the North Carolina Citizens for Healthcare Freedom. Alan’s writings have appeared internationally in publications from India to Europe and the US. He is the author of the e-book – “The Authoritative Guide to Vaccine Legal Exemptions”, perhaps the most concise, in depth information on state and federal laws for those who wish to refuse vaccines. He also hosts the weekly radio show “The Vaccine Agenda”. For more information and to access a free copy of the vaccine guide, his website is Vaccine Rights.com
What the heartland thinks. Jeff talks politics to the kids in Northern Michigan.
It looks like everything is polluted. Even our atmosphere has been polluting pristine wildernesses or what’s left of them. Our economy, politics, agriculture, medicine – there’s no secure place to turn.
Can we even trust our minds in this frightening world?
There is a place inside ourselves where we can experience our sacredness but not everyone can find it.
Once we understand our own sacredness, we can see it in everything and contribute to the betterment of life.
Evolution makes progress through truth, beauty and goodness and the more we can embrace it the more whole our future will be.
Richard A. Bowell has written the book, “The Last Unpolluted Place on Earth is Inside Our Selves”.
Listen to this very insightful interview with Richard and find out why the only real way to make progress is to be true to our soul and pursue its higher purpose. Other than that, all our plans are just talk which is why progress is so hard to see.
Richard is also working with Michael Shewchuk who he met at the UN and Michael’s organization, Human Evolutionary Change, is partnering with Richard to foster this important transformation.
Politics has been called a rigged game, with elites using money and organizational resources to pull the puppet strings of most candidates for high office. However, the entrance into the race for US president of candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump who both reject funding from Wall Street threatens to challenge that truism.
This week’s Global Research News Hour attempts to cut through the propaganda and jargon and assess what real options are out there for making substantive and humane political change.
William Blum is a long-time critic of US foreign policy. He has authored five books including his most recent, America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy – The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else. He also publishes the “Anti-Empire Report” on his site www dot williamblum dot org. In this interview, Blum outlines his reservations about Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the problematic media coverage of the campaign, and the astonishing view that Trump may actually be the less objectionable in certain respects than both Sanders and Clinton.
Mark Robinowitz is publisher of oilempire dot us, a political map to connect the dots. He has been a writer, political activist, ecological campaigner and permaculture practitioner for over three decades. He is also author of the forthcoming Peak Choice: cooperation or collapse, an uncensored guide to Earth, energy and money. In this interview, Robinowitz equates the choice between the Democrats and the Republicans to one between death by lethal injection and death by the electric chair. He outlines the mechanisms employed to stop any threat to the establishment from ever becoming elected president. He also explains how the energy and economic decline is becoming reflected in the politics of the Trump campaign.
In the Same Boat For the New Year
Gary discusses politics and plays videos and other news from around the world.