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Takes on the World: Prof. Ed Wasserman on Julian Assange and the Mainstream Media, Segment 1

2 weeks 1 day ago
Blankfort interviews Prof. Ed Wasserman regarding his 4/27/19 op-ed in NY Times, “Julian Assange and the Woeful State of Whistle-Blowers,” in which Wasserman presents a nuanced view of Assange, noting that his faults make him “less a hero than a conundrum” and faulting the media that once eagerly utilized what diplomatic secrets Wikileaks had received to win Pulitzer prizes “that now find him distasteful.” Wasserman points out the unfair treatment by the US of sources as compared to the legal protections afforded the journalists that use them and that, “for all his sins, real and alleged, Julian Assange has been one of the most extraordinary sources of the new millennium.” He also speaks about how more harshly the US treats sources, i.e. whistle-blowers than do America's allies, citing Edward Snowden, as an example, who was forced to seek asylum in Russia after exposing the NSA mass surveillance program, despite his revelations having been instrumental in implementing the law curbing it. And much more! *quotes from cited article in NYT
Jeff Blankfort

RURAL WAR ROOM RADIO: J. R. "Bob" Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius Documentary Hour Of Slack 1717, Segment 1

2 weeks 1 day ago
This hour of RWR Radio is courtesy of The Church of the SubGenius. It features Byron Werner. This is one of those rare Hours of Slack that's a documentary about the making of a documentary. Actually it's a documentary about the WATCHING of a documentary about those doing the watching. Recursive! The feature documentary film about us, "J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius," directed by Sandy Boone, had a very enthusiastic reception from audiences and reviewers at its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, and the SubGenius movie stars and friends had a BLAST! Sandy Boone tricked us into parading down the street holding signs and preaching loudly to the unsaved, and also into performing an impromptu mini-devival in the outdoor yard of the George Washington Carver Museum. Stang reflexively recorded those. Also this episode unveils -- get ready -- NEW REVELATIONS DIRECT FROM "BOB" HIMSELF!!! -- collected by Rev. Elvis Martini and read by Rev. Stang. Also: the beloved but suppressed SubGenius forbidden science lecture (with sound effects) by Dr. Ahmed Fishmonger about the basic sub-para-atomic particle, THE MUTRON. And: Massive Hot Dog Recall.
Rural War Room

Takes on the World: Jeff Blankfort on Assange, Gaza, MoveOn & Iran, Segment 1

2 weeks 1 day ago
I begin by reviewing the situation of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning and the importance of Wikileaks cables in exposing US role in destabilization of Venezuela. I note that dissecting personality of Assange has received more attention from media than contents of Wikileaks released cables. I go from there to read a transcript of a chilling Interview on Israeli radio with Israeli general, Zvika Fogel justifying the murder of killing children who get too close to Gaza border fence and ask if this a shared value with the US that Pelosi talks about. I then report on MoveOn’s endorsement of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for 2020 and how it signals that the Democrat Party’s support of Israel is heading for the rocks. I conclude with report from Israeli media, ignored by US press, citing Mossad as the source of US statements regarding threats from Iran with Bolton in the middle. CHECK IT OUT!
Jeff Blankfort

RURAL WAR ROOM RADIO: Compact-0 1-2-3 Show Pt 1, Segment 1

2 weeks 1 day ago
The opening hour of Rural War Room's weekly radio broadcast, usually 4 hours, but this week ONLY 3! Normally running 10pm-2am central time from KABF 88.3 FM Little Rock, Arkansas. Also on KAOS Radio Austin, Texas; KUHS Radio Hot Springs, Ar; KBOG Radio Bandon, Oregon; and others. Details on the international works of Rural War Room - Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Soundcloud, Google+, Tumblr, ReverbNation, SongKick. Buy albums by the Rural War Room the band, and other acts on the RWR Label on iTunes & Amazon. http://www.RuralWarRoom.com @ruralwarroom - Click Series above for full archive.
Rural War Room

RURAL WAR ROOM RADIO: Compact-0 1-2-3 Show Pt 2, Segment 1

2 weeks 1 day ago
The second hour of Rural War Room's weekly radio broadcast, usually 4 hours, but this week ONLY 3! Normally running 10pm-2am central time from KABF 88.3 FM Little Rock, Arkansas. Also on KAOS Radio Austin, Texas; KUHS Radio Hot Springs, Ar; KBOG Radio Bandon, Oregon; and others. Details on the international works of Rural War Room - Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Soundcloud, Google+, Tumblr, ReverbNation, SongKick. Buy albums by the Rural War Room the band, and other acts on the RWR Label on iTunes & Amazon. http://www.RuralWarRoom.com @ruralwarroom - Click Series above for full archive.
Rural War Room

RURAL WAR ROOM RADIO: Compact-0 1-2-3 Show Pt 3, Segment 1

2 weeks 1 day ago
The third, and closing hour of Rural War Room's weekly radio broadcast, usually 4 hours, but this week ONLY 3! Normally running 10pm-2am central time from KABF 88.3 FM Little Rock, Arkansas. Also on KAOS Radio Austin, Texas; KUHS Radio Hot Springs, Ar; KBOG Radio Bandon, Oregon; and others. Details on the international works of Rural War Room - Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Soundcloud, Google+, Tumblr, ReverbNation, SongKick. Buy albums by the Rural War Room the band, and other acts on the RWR Label on iTunes & Amazon. http://www.RuralWarRoom.com @ruralwarroom - Click Series above for full archive.
Rural War Room

9-11 Wake-Up Call: MAY 8, 2019 THE EMBASSY PROTECTION COLLECTIVE, Segment 1

2 weeks 2 days ago
Kevin Zeese and many other from the "Embassy Protection Collective" are currently occupying the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC to protect it from a takeover by the supporters of Juan Guiado. They are being harassed by Guiado supporters, but are in the embassy legally with the permission of the real Venezuelan government. Please support them if you can. www.popularresistance.org
Cheryl

The Michael Slate Show: Palestine! Dr. Asaad Abu Sharkh on the Great March of Return. Salman Abu Sitta Documents the Longest Ethnic Cleansing in History, Segment 1

2 weeks 2 days ago
Dr. Asaad Abu Sharkh. From inside the US/Israeli prison that is Gaza, this interview was recorded early last year - under difficult conditions. After that,, Salman Abu Sitta of the Palestine Land Society, discusses the theft of Palestine and the genocidal attempt to erase the Palestinian people from the face of the earth as the longest continual Ethnic Cleansing in history.
Michael Slate

Sea Change Radio: Michael Mann: Agency and Urgency, Segment 1

2 weeks 2 days ago
Back in 1999, a team of scientists published a graphic depiction reconstructing northern hemisphere temperatures for the previous 1000 years. The steep increase from the 1900s on inspired the scientific community to give this visual a clever nickname: the hockey stick graph. This week on Sea Change Radio, we sit down with Michael Mann, the lead researcher on that study that introduced a generation to the notion of climate change. He is widely published and has received a number of awards, the most recent being the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in April of 2019. In our conversation, we talk about why academics should bust out of the ivory tower, examine the climate change denial movement, and explore how the adage, "the best defense is a strong offense," has served him well.
Sea Change Radio

TUC Radio: Alex Carey: Corporations and Propaganda, Part TWO of TWO, Segment 2

2 weeks 2 days ago
Journalist John Pilger has called Carey "a second Orwell in his prophesies". This segment covers the little known role of the US Chamber of Commerce in the McCarthy witch hunts of post WWII. Carey also shows how the continued campaign against "Big Government" plays an important role in bringing Reagan to power. Also mentioned the famous secret memo by Lewis Powell, later Supreme Court Justice, that set in motion what Bill Moyers today calls "the revolt of the rich." Notes Alex Carey said that the people of the US have been subjected to an unparalleled, expensive, 3/4 century long propaganda effort designed to expand corporate rights by undermining democracy and destroying the unions. Carey’s unique view of US history goes back to World War I and ends with the Reagan era. Alex Carey: Taking the Risk out of Democracy, Corporate Propaganda VS Freedom and Liberty, with a foreword by Noam Chomsky, was published by the University of Illinois Press in 1995. 
Maria Gilardin