Archive for March 2012
Brandon Turbeville author & political writer for Activist Post, has published over one hundred articles dealing with a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, & civil liberties. He is the author of “Codex Alimentarius - The End of Health Freedom”, “7 Real Conspiracies”, & “Five Sense Solutions”. Why should Americans be worried with the flurry of Congressional bills and Executive Orders that increase the power of the presidency to take control over the lives and resources of the nation? Discussing the NDAA, the recent National Defense Resource Executive Order and other legislative acts that are increasingly stripping away freedom and democracy.
Commentary: “The Polite Conference Rooms Where Liberties Are Saved and Lost” [Chris Hedges 26March12 www.truthdig.com]
The Failures of our largest Environmental organizations and their sell out corporate polluters
Derrick Jensen has become one of the nation's leading voices of cultural and environmental dissent, who writes on how civilization is devastating the environment and the natural world, and our society's denial of that fact. In 2008, Utne Reader listed Derrick among the 50 visionaries changing the world. In sharp contrast to environmental optimists who believe working within the corporate system will offset the tenuous planetary balance threatened by climate change, Derrick has advocated for many years a "dismantling of civilization" which can include radical dissent as well as imparting wisdom to our children.
He has received many awards for his writings, including the two "Endgame" volumes. His most recent book "Dreams" is a critique against the fundamentalist Christian legalist morality and materialist scientism hat define western civilization and reinforce their disregard and violence against nature.
Has there ever been an environmental movement in America -- and the failures of Big Green organizations
Thomas Linzey is an attorney and the Executive Director of the Commnity Environmental Legal Defense Fund - a nonprofit law firm that has provided free legal services to over five hundred local governments and nonprofit organizations since 1995. He is a cum laude graduate of Widener Law School and a three-time recipient of the law school's public interest law award. He was also a finalist for the Ford foundation's Leadership for a Changing World Award, and is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Farmers Union's Golden Triangle Legislative Award. Thomas was admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Third, Fourth, Eighth, and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is a co-founder of the Daniel Pennock Democracy School - now taught in 24 states across the country to assist groups to create new community campaigns wich elevate the rights of those communities over rights claimed by corporations.
Thomas is also the author of Be The Change: How to Get What You Want in Your Community (Gibbs-Smith, 2009), and co-hosts Democracy Matters, a public affairs radio show broadcast from KYRS in Spokane, Washington.
Clark Baker is a former officer of the LAPD in Los Angeles, who left after retirement in 2000 to become an independent writer and private investigator. He is now the founder of the Office for Medical and Scientific Justice in Southern California, which spearheads investigations into the politics and fraud of various medical related groups and individuals, including the pro-AIDS industry and academia. Clark serves on the Board of the Semmelweis Society International, a foundation that awards individuals for their scientific independence in innovative research and critical thought in the absence of invested interests. He has written extensively on his investigations into the activities of the pro HIV community.
Website: Office of Medical and Scientific Justice www.OMSJ.org
Liam Scheff is an investigative journalist and researcher addresses scientific discoveries, the medical cult and politics of scientism - especially concerning infectious disease, vaccines and prescription drugs - and issues concerning race, class and culture. He has been an activist for children and adolescent rights, and broke the story about government agencies, particularly the NIH, and Big Pharma's hidden experimental trials with dangerous HIV drugs on New York City orphans.
Liam is a co-host Robert Scott Bell's program on health, and has been published in the New York Press, LA Citybeat, Salvo, Hustler and others. He is a contributing investigator for the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice and founder of ReduceTheBurden.org
Website: www.LiamScheff.com and www.ReduceTheBurden.org
Celia Farber is a journalist who covered the HIV wars extensively since 1987, in various magazines. Some of these writings are collected in her book: "Serious Adverse Events: An Uncensored History of AIDS" published by Melville House Press. (now Random House) in 2006.
Activist Michael Callen called Farber "..the best AIDS journalist in the world." She also has enemies, of course. Her 2006 article for Harper's magazine detailing the totalitarian corruption of HIV/AIDS research was titled "Out of Control: AIDS And The Corruption of Medical Science." The attacks from the AIDS industry were predictable and fierce. Nevertheless, she won the 2008 Semmelweis Clean Hands Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.
Celia will also be starting to host her own program, entitles Radio Free Science, on the Progressive Radio Network this Friday, March 16th at 3pm Eastern Time.
Our delusional democracy and the failure of our Two-Party System
Joel Hirschhorn is the author of Delusional Democracy: Fixing the Republic without Overthrowing the Government” and is a co-founder of Friends of the Article V Convention. He is a frequent commentator and writer on the need for a second American Revolution to restore American democracy and the need for reform constitutional amendments. Joel is a former senior official at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and National Governors Association, and a former full professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Jim Garrison is the co-founder and president of Wisdom University and President of the State of the World Forum as part of the Gorbachev Foundation, which he co-founded. In 2000, he initiated the launch of the Commission on Globalization which challenged the existing global governance system and gathered leaders together to define viable alternatives. Jim has graduate degrees in religion and theology from Harvard and Cambridge universities, and is the author of “Civilization and the Transformation of Power” and “America as Empire: Global Leader or Rogue Nation”.