Archive for December 2014
Pathologizing normal behavior and the epidemic of guilt, shame and anxiety in our culture, with Dr. Peter Breggin, and psychiatric drugs and psychiatric failure to treat military personnel, with Dr. Bart Billings.
Peter Roth is the founder and director of the Heart River Center for Intuitive Healing in Manhattan. For many years he has been an intuitive counsellor and healer. Thirty-eight years ago, Peter co-founded with me the Natural Living Walking and Running, and has been an officer and director of the New York Road Runners and the New York City Marathon, of which he serves as an honorary board member. He is a registered Human Designs System analyst and his intuitive practice incorporates many modalities that have help guide numerous people on issues of health, careers, parenting, relationships and spiritual growth. Currently he is working weekly with hundreds of people for free with his True Life Circles. Peter is also the host of radio program Energy Stew, heard every Friday at 11:30 am on the Progressive Radio Network.
Series on the power, influence and corruption of Big Business – A look at neoliberal free-trade agreements and partnerships
Kevin Zeese is an attorney and political activist. He is the co-director of Its Our Economy, director of Come Home America, an organizer for the National Occupation of Washington DC and one of the original developers of Occupy Washington. He has worked for 3 decades on drug policy reform and serves as the president of the organization Common Sense on Drug Policy. In 2006 Kevin ran on the Maryland ballot for the US Senate with the Maryland Green Party. He was Ralph Nader’s press secretary for his 2004 presidential campaign and worked closely with Ralph Nader’s group Democracy Rising to oppose the Iraq War. Among his activist work is challenging the Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove’s Americans Crossroads organization, seeking to overturn Citizens United, and efforts to bring Rupert Murdoch to justice for phone hacking.
Kevin has a degree from SUNY Buffalo and received his law degree from George Washington University Law School. He is a frequent co-author of articles with Dr. Margaret Flowers that appear in Counterpunch, Truthdig, Common Dreams, Washington Post, Alternet and other progressive online news sources. He also co-hosts Clearing the Fog radio program with Dr. Flowers. His websites are ComeHomeAmerica.us and ItsOurEconomy.us
Bill Waren is a senior trade analyst for Friends of the Earth in its Washington DC office where he focuses upon protecting the environment from the negative impact of international trade and investment agreements. Bill contributes to the policy discussion about trade and environment issues as they arise in community forums, the U.S. congressional debate, the federal agency process, international negotiations, and litigation before international trade and investment tribunals.
Prior to joining Friends of the Earth, Bill was a policy director at the Forum on Democracy and Trade and was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Law Center. He has also been a senior fellow at the Harrison Institute of Public Law. In these capacities, he studied the impact of global trade and investment agreements on the authority of legislatures and other democratic institutions. He also conducted public education programs and served as a consultant on trade policy for legislators and other elected officials in the United States, as well as parliamentarians in Latin America and Canada
Bill has degrees in politics and public administration from the University of Illinois, and earned a J.D. from Duke Law School, and an LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center. He publishes frequently in Environmental Law Reporter, Investment Treaty News Quarterly, State Legislatures magazine, and the Friends of the Earth Blog. He has recently written an article for stopping the fast tracking of the Pacific and Atlantic partnership details that can be found onThe Friends of the Earth website is foe.org
Adam Weissman has been a human and animal rights activist for two decades and is a founder and organizer for Global Justice for Animals and the Environment (GJAE), a grassroots activist project addressing the threat posed by free trade agreements to animals, the environment, safe and sustainable food, and the civil rights of protectors of the environment. He is the Global Justice representative for Trade Justice New York Metro, a coalition of organizations from diverse social movements collaborating to resist the current proposed international trade partnerships and others trade agreements built upon the NAFTA model. His organization’s websites are TradeJustice.net and GJAE.org
CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS
An in depth look at the Nazi legacy, its survival and influence in world events, and its continuation to this day
Peter Levenda is a philosopher and historian, who specializes in the interface between politics and religion and the occult. In the 1960s, he was briefly involved with the American Orthodox Catholic Church, which had served as a front for American intelligence operations and was later implicated in the assassination of JFK. He has a higher degree in religious studies and has written extensively about spiritual and occult traditions, both East and West. Peter is a member of the American Academy of Religion, TAK (the religious studies honor society), and is a charter member of the Norman Mailer Society.
In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Peter is a veteran of private business working with trade with China for 25 years, author of the “Mao of Business”, and has lived and traveled extensively throughout Asia and other continents. He has written many books and just published his third volume in a trilogy on Hitler and Nazism – “The Hitler Legacy: The Nazi Cult in Diaspora, How it was Organized, How it was Funded, and Why it Remains a Threat to Global Security in the Age of Terrorism.” The previous two were “Unholy Alliance” and “Ratlines”