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Takes on the World: Gareth Porter Breaks Down Israeli Link to Faulty Iran Intel, Segment 1

1 day 19 hours ago
The interview begins with Porter commenting on today’s article in the NYT (P.11) on Mike Pompeo and acting and soon to be Defense Secretary, Patrick Shanahan having appeared in classified briefings before the House and Senate to explain and defend the intelligence that required US military deployments to deter attacks at Iran. The discussion, which reference two articles by Porter, listed in Notes (below), began with the fact that despite John Bolton having made no attempt to hide his meeting with his Israeli Mossad equivalent on April 15, and that Barak Ravid, a reputable Israeli journalist had disclosed on Israeli TV and on the Axios website that Israel had been the source of Bolton’s intel on the supposed Iran threat, it would not be mentioned in the US mainstream media until May 16, buried in the NY Times. That would lead to an exchange over the role of the US media in suppressing information deemed negative to Israel and other controversial subjects that Porter says has become self-enforcing on the part of journalists who have come to know what is acceptable to report and what isn’t. As fraudulent as was the intel that was used to justify the war on Iraq, i.e., misinterpreted pictures of large tubes, Porter points out that the intel used to justify moving a US carrier and bomber squadron to the Gulf is too shabby to be taken seriously, citing as an example, the photos of missiles laying in small boats that were in no position, without a launcher, to even be used and that Iran was already has the capability of launching ground based missiles, which, nevertheless, the corporate media was eager to lap up and make it front page headlines, but played down when its legitimacy was being questioned. But, says Porter, this kind of coverage has followed a pattern during which the public needs to be frequently reminded, without any evidence being demanded by the media, that “Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism.” The conversation becomes wide ranging, dealing with the responses or lack of same from the Democratic presidential aspirants and the likelihood, judging from MoveOn’s endorsement of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for 2020 that US support for Israel will become a contentious issue among Democrats in the election year.
Jeff Blankfort

Takes on the World: Jeff Blankfort: Israel's US "Fronts" Target Iran, Segment 1

1 day 19 hours ago
I begin with noting that I had been reporting on US=Israeli collusion over Iran since the end of the Obama administration based on articles in the Israeli English language press which went unreported until last week, May 16, when the NY Times reported it on P. 11 and claimed that Netanyahu only wanted to pressure Iran to renegotiate nuclear deal with Trump but offered no substantiating evidence. I then comment on reports in the media that Trump would like to fire Bolton but is afraid to because he is protégé of Sheldon Adelson, Trump’s moneybags and mention that both Bolton and Adelson want to bomb Iran, Adelson with nukes. I note, that in reference to the USS Abraham Lincoln being sent to the Gulf, that Lincoln, the man, resigned from Congress in opposition to the US war on Mexico. I then point out that Iran has been in Israel’s cross hairs and those of its “front groups” since Iraq war and describe four of them, AIPAC, the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) and The Washington Inst. For Near East Policy (WINEP or TWI) and the role played in that one and the others by Dennis Ross and that, labeled by Andrew David Miller as “Israel’s lawyer,” he served the four presidents before Trump and would have served a fifth if Hillary had won. I suggest that this accounts for Israel having been given a free hand by Washington to do whatever it chooses. I then play a 1:24 clip of WINEP’s Patrick Clawson from 2012 explaining how a false flag op could be used to start a war with Iran. I go on to describe how Netanyahu is planning to get legislation passed that will make him immune from prosecution until he leaves office and conclude by exposing the myth of Israeli democracy, pointing out that since its inception, expect for some months between the middle of 1966 to the launching of the 1967 war, it has been a de facto apartheid state.
Jeff Blankfort

Essential Dissent: Frida Berrigan at Burning Books, Segment 2

1 day 21 hours ago
Frida Berrigan, daughter of civil resisters Philip Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister, is an author, columnist, and activist. She spoke at Burning Books on April 11, 2019. Burning Books is a radical bookstore in Buffalo, NY, specializing in activism, social justice, and liberation struggles. For more information visit burningbooks.com
Wilton Vought

Essential Dissent: Frida Berrigan at Burning Books, Segment 1

1 day 21 hours ago
Frida Berrigan, daughter of civil resisters Philip Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister, is an author, columnist, and activist. She spoke at Burning Books on April 11, 2019. Burning Books is a radical bookstore in Buffalo, NY, specializing in activism, social justice, and liberation struggles. For more information visit burningbooks.com
Wilton Vought

The Sonic Cafe: Sonic Cafe #137/How the West Was REALLY Won!, Segment 1

1 day 21 hours ago
Sonic Café, hey welcome to the wild, wild, west. I’m your host Scott Clark, and this is episode 137. This time the Sonic Café hitches our twenty mule team to the ‘ol chuck wagon and pulls it back in time to the days when buffalos and pioneers roamed the prairie, to tell you the story of how the west was really won. We’ll feature The Firesign Theatre with their tale of the old west, told in five segments. As you might imagine, their version of the story differs slightly from what we all learned in history class, but you know, is actually much closer to the truth. We’ll wrap their tale of the old west in a mix of tunes about cowboys, gunslingers and cattle drives, listen for music from Bill Nelson, Tom Petty, Husky Rescue, The Riders, Butthole Surfers, the Blues Brothers and of course more. Oh and a big Sonic Café welcome to our newest sponsor, listen for a word from Double Ought Lager, the beer in the shotgun can. That’s Double Ought Lager, double barreled for double the good times. All that and of course more as we bring you the story of how the west was really won, from that little café on the coast that always serves up the tastiest mix of intelligent eclectic music, comedy and pop culture right outta the back of our chuck wagon. We’re the Sonic Café.
Scott Clark

The Michael Slate Show: Lenny Wolff & Tala Deloria, the National Revolution Tour; Amelia Bonow, Shout Your Abortion; Bob Avakian, Male Supremacy & Capitalism , Segment 1

2 days 11 hours ago
The Get Organized for an Actual Revolution Tour, with Tala Deloria and Lenny Wolff. You think you're woke, but you're sleepwalking through a nightmare. This system cannot be reformed, it must be overthrown. Bob Avakian, BA, Male Supremacy: Stitched Together With Capitalism, from “Why we need an actual revolution, and How we can really make revolution.” Amelia Bonow, co-founder of Shout Your Abortion, on fighting the stigma imposed on women who choose to have an abortion.
Michael Slate

TUC Radio: The Hidden Danger of Glyphosate, Segment 2

2 days 12 hours ago
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, patented by Monsanto in 1974. It is now the world’s most widely used weed killer. About 100 million pounds are applied to U.S. farms and lawns every year, according to the EPA. Farmers sprayed enough of the chemical to cover every acre of cropland in the entire world with nearly a half-pound of Roundup, according to a 2016 study published in the Journal “Environmental Sciences Europe”. Roundup is used not only in industrial agriculture but on vineyards, golf courses, public parks and in schools, in road maintenance and by back yard gardeners. Curiously the more modest uses in schools and gardens have recently come to national attention. In May 2019 a jury in Oakland, Calif., ordered Monsanto to pay a husband and wife more than $2 billion in damages after finding that its Roundup weed killer caused their cancer. This is the third jury to conclude that Monsanto failed to warn consumers of its flagship product’s dangers. The juries were presented evidence that Glyphosate caused the breakdown of their immune systems and led to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Thousands of additional lawsuits against Monsanto, which the Bayer corporation acquired for $66 billion in 2018, are queued up in state and federal courts. Monsanto’s claim that Roundup was safe for human beings is now being challenged and the question raised - who and what else is impacted by glyphosate and the other ingredients in Roundup. Don Huber is Professor emeritus at Purdue University. He studied Roundup and later the associated Roundup ready crops and the risks to farm animals begin fed roundup ready soy, corn and alfalfa beginning in 1974. He is the scientist who raised the safety issue of glyphosate in 2011 with the US Secretary of agriculture and made headlines all over the world. Hubers’ warning was ignored by the Obama administration. Don Huber says that the herbicide Glyphosate kills by giving plants a heightened form of AIDS. Glyphosate affects bacteria by killing some that are essential to the plant and to humans and animals that consume them; while at the same time strengthening pathogens that are harming plants and soil. Don Huber was interviewed via a somewhat scratchy Skype connection by Uwe Alschner, publisher of the Vitalstoff Blog that focussed on nutrition in the European Union on June 2, 2018.
Maria Gilardin

TUC Radio: The Hidden Danger of Glyphosate, Segment 1

2 days 12 hours ago
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, patented by Monsanto in 1974. It is now the world’s most widely used weed killer. About 100 million pounds are applied to U.S. farms and lawns every year, according to the EPA. Farmers sprayed enough of the chemical to cover every acre of cropland in the entire world with nearly a half-pound of Roundup, according to a 2016 study published in the Journal “Environmental Sciences Europe”. Roundup is used not only in industrial agriculture but on vineyards, golf courses, public parks and in schools, in road maintenance and by back yard gardeners. Curiously the more modest uses in schools and gardens have recently come to national attention. In May 2019 a jury in Oakland, Calif., ordered Monsanto to pay a husband and wife more than $2 billion in damages after finding that its Roundup weed killer caused their cancer. This is the third jury to conclude that Monsanto failed to warn consumers of its flagship product’s dangers. The juries were presented evidence that Glyphosate caused the breakdown of their immune systems and led to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Thousands of additional lawsuits against Monsanto, which the Bayer corporation acquired for $66 billion in 2018, are queued up in state and federal courts. Monsanto’s claim that Roundup was safe for human beings is now being challenged and the question raised - who and what else is impacted by glyphosate and the other ingredients in Roundup. Don Huber is Professor emeritus at Purdue University. He studied Roundup and later the associated Roundup ready crops and the risks to farm animals begin fed roundup ready soy, corn and alfalfa beginning in 1974. He is the scientist who raised the safety issue of glyphosate in 2011 with the US Secretary of agriculture and made headlines all over the world. Hubers’ warning was ignored by the Obama administration. Don Huber says that the herbicide Glyphosate kills by giving plants a heightened form of AIDS. Glyphosate affects bacteria by killing some that are essential to the plant and to humans and animals that consume them; while at the same time strengthening pathogens that are harming plants and soil. Don Huber was interviewed via a somewhat scratchy Skype connection by Uwe Alschner, publisher of the Vitalstoff Blog that focussed on nutrition in the European Union on June 2, 2018.
Maria Gilardin

Sea Change Radio: Roger Gottlieb: Philosophy and the Environment, Segment 1

2 days 15 hours ago
When you see someone littering a plastic bag into the street how do you judge that person? What about the person who stands by watching the litterer and does nothing? And what about the person who supports the policy-makers who want to dismantle the EPA, or support other steps that undermine the health of the planet? This week on Sea Change Radio, we welcome Roger Gottlieb, a philosophy professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, to discuss his new book "Morality and the Environmental Crisis." We look at the moral conundrums and the bitter divisions among this country's citizens over things as fundamental as clean air and water. Gottleib talks about effective ways to engage people to whom you may be diametrically opposed politically and the intersection of religion and environmental policy.
Sea Change Radio

Radio Curious: Dr. David Kiersey – What is my Personality?, Segment 1

2 days 15 hours ago
My guest in this program was Dr. David Kiersey, the author of a book called “Presidential Temperament.” Dr. Kiersey took the Meyers-Briggs Temperament inventories and developed what has come to be known as the Kiersey Temperament Sorter. In so doing, he has established and identified several different types of character and temperament of people. In his book, “Please Understand Me,” the reader may use the Kiersey Temperament Sorter to get an idea of his or her personality and temperament traits. With his history and experience, Kiersey has examined the people who have become a President of the US and set out his analysis in “Presidential Temperaments.” In this program, originally broadcast in November of 1993 when Radio Curious was called Government, Politics and Ideas, we’ll be talking about the book and some of the temperaments of the various Presidents. Dr. David Kiersey recommends “Killer Angels,” by Michael Shaara & The Hornblower Series, by Horatio Hormblower. Originally Broadcast: November 19, 1993
Radio Curious - Barry Vogel

The Alembic Files: Phantasms of Freedom, Part 14, Segment 1

3 days 5 hours ago
How well do we know the history of our nation? As for our Founders, what is fact? What is myth? While we have been told we are free, we face an increasing onslaught of laws, edicts, and proclamations governing our lives as American citizens. We have been told that “we need to get our Constitution back.” Do we truly need to do that? We are, during every election cycle, given a “choice.” But is it a real choice? Or a Hobson’s choice? Were our Founders the godlike, towering figures we were taught? Were they above reproach? Or were they human beings, subject to the same avarice, temptations and lust we all are? What were their motivations in starting this country? Were they benign in nature, inspired to offer their fellow countrymen “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?” Or were there other instincts at play? Was the Constitution truly designed to be the bulwark of freedom? Why were the Articles of Confederation jettisoned? Who were the Anti-Federalists? Why did they get such short shrift by history? What was the worth of the Founders? Were they Everymen? Or rich elites? The answers, when explored from an “unofficial” vantage point, may surprise you. Listen along as Eric the Blacksmith discusses American history with Al Aric and Theo. Current events are interspersed. Explore the nooks and crannies of suppressed information as the book “Hologram of Liberty” by Kenneth Royce is reviewed and its bibliography examined.
Anonymous

This Week In Palestine: Brad Parker of Defence for Chilldren International, Palestine, reports how children are abused by the Israeli military, Segment 1

3 days 14 hours ago
The feature presentation this morning is an address to a conference organized by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs in Washington DC. by Brad Parker. Parker is International Advocacy Officer & Attorney at Defence for Children International, Palestine section. DCIP is an advocacy and legal group seeking to defend Palestinian children, who continue to face major abuse, including incarceration, at the hands of the Israeli military. As Parker reports, when children encounter Israeli forces, they’re arrested, detained, beaten, blindfolded, their hands are tied, put in a military jeep and taken off to an interrogation center. Guilt or innocence is irrelevant. Violations of children's basic rights are widespread, systematic, and institutionalized by Israeli forces. Parker has been trying to wake up the US Congress to its ultimate responsibility for this situation, with just a bit of success. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) has rounded up at least 22 colleagues in support of a change in US funding and arming of these soldiers. If you are Palestinian, old or young, you are governed by Israeli military law, which is set up to deny rights. For example, under Israeli military law, children don’t have the right to an attorney during interrogations. That’s sort of the primary example of fair trial protections that just don’t exist. Aside from that, of these estimated 500 to 700 Palestinian children that are arrested by Israeli forces each year and prosecuted in the military courts, around 75% of them experience some form of physical violence during arrest, detention, transfer. There's no requirement for a warrant; soldiers can arrest on "suspicion." The majority of children are charged with throwing stones, which is a specific offense under the Israeli military law. What happens is children are accused of throwing stones, arrested, denied access to attorneys, not allowed to have a parent present during interrogation, etc. etc. etc., almost always found guilty, and sent to military jail. Before all this, we begin this week with a recording of Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, the refreshingly brave, articulate, newly elected, and sole Palestinian member of the U.S. House of Representatives. She spoke to a delegation who had come to Washington on a lobbying mission. A delegation member sent us a recording of her presentation, which we now play back.
Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)

The Joe and Anthony Show: Episode 176 Redux - Single Lane Road, Segment 1

3 days 14 hours ago
Ezel calls in and tells us how we can start petititons to redo tv ending shows, Joe tests out Chicken Nugget IceCream Dreams and in Anthony’s sexy news story we learn how to stuff 7 syringes up a vagina! Hey, come laugh with or at us, tune in to our live show every Monday night at 8pm eastern at http://www.chiampa.org DWOTS: previous word: Institution today’s word: Inability.
The Joe and Anthony Show

This Way Out: "White Night" Plus 40 + global LGBTQ news!, Segment 1

3 days 16 hours ago
Echoes of “White Night” 40 years later; Taiwan becomes the first in Asia to open civil marriage to queer couples, more Mexican states equalize marriage, the U.S. House passes the Equality Act on to a surly Senate, Chick-fil-A gets fried for its “higher calling” to hate, one Aussie athlete is kicked out while another one comes out, and more LGBTQ news from around the world!
Lucia Chappelle

Latin Waves : interviews Venezuelan-Canadian Sociologist Maria Paez Victor, Segment 1

3 days 20 hours ago
The United States’ history of invasions in Latin America is well documented. Over 100 invasions in the last century. The economic violence of: odious debts, economic sanctions, blockades to isolate Venezuela (and any country in their target) from other sources of commerce, including preventing access to food, fuel, and friendship. The tactic of starvation is intended to punish the population of Venezuela, the aggression is intended to provoke an implosion, and turn people against their elected leader President Maduro who was elected on May 20 2019 by an undisputable majority. Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Sociologist Dr. Maria Paez about the savage economic war, the death toll of economic sanctions causing the death of 40000 people. The violations of the UN charter, the Geneva convention, and trade laws that have created a dangerous precedent for democratic rule. Despite ongoing aggression Venezuelans continue to defend their right to autonomy and their right to choose their own government.
latinwaves@gmail.com

Indigenous in Music with Larry K: Murray Porter in our Spotlight Interview (Blues), Segment 6

3 days 20 hours ago
Welcome to indigenous in Music, here is this week's show. Join Larry and his guest from Vancouver, B.C. singer, songwriter blues musician, Murray Porter. He has just released his 3rd album “Stand Up. You can find out all about Murray and hear his music on the web at murrayporter.ca Enjoy music from Murray Porter, Irv Lyons Jr., Eagle & Hawk, Jasmine Netsena, Celeigh Cardinal, Don Amero, Marcia Chum, The Dustin Harder and Prairie Soul, Nortec Collective, Crystal Shawanda, Khu.eex, Janel Munoa, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas, Dj Bitman, Locos Por Juana, STOik, Aleah Belle, XAXO, Cody Coyote, Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie, Tchutchu, A Tribe Called Red, Whilk & Misky, Pitbull, Gina Loring, Laura Niquay, Midnight Shine, Cary Morin, Feightrain, Tracy Lee Nelson and much much more. Visit us on our website, and leave us a comment, underwriting opportunities available also. IndigenousinMusic.com
Anonymous

Indigenous in Music with Larry K: Murray Porter in our Spotlight Interview (Blues), Segment 5

3 days 20 hours ago
Welcome to indigenous in Music, here is this week's show. Join Larry and his guest from Vancouver, B.C. singer, songwriter blues musician, Murray Porter. He has just released his 3rd album “Stand Up. You can find out all about Murray and hear his music on the web at murrayporter.ca Enjoy music from Murray Porter, Irv Lyons Jr., Eagle & Hawk, Jasmine Netsena, Celeigh Cardinal, Don Amero, Marcia Chum, The Dustin Harder and Prairie Soul, Nortec Collective, Crystal Shawanda, Khu.eex, Janel Munoa, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas, Dj Bitman, Locos Por Juana, STOik, Aleah Belle, XAXO, Cody Coyote, Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie, Tchutchu, A Tribe Called Red, Whilk & Misky, Pitbull, Gina Loring, Laura Niquay, Midnight Shine, Cary Morin, Feightrain, Tracy Lee Nelson and much much more. Visit us on our website, and leave us a comment, underwriting opportunities available also. IndigenousinMusic.com
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