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Gerald Celente is one of today’s pioneers in trend strategy. He founded the Trends Research Institute and its Trends Journal in 1980 and has since been one of the nation’s most sought after diagnosticians and forecasters. His work covers over 300 fields including business and finance, politics, the environment, society and technology.

Gerald’s insights have been sought for by major networks, PBS and BBC, Russian TV, and publications such as the Economist and major newspapers. “The Trends Journal” is published 4 times a year at the website: www.trendresearch.com

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Gary does commentary from the best progressive minds out today.

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Guest: Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is one of today’s more progressive analytical writers and commentators on the state of the nation: governmental dysfunction, political corruption, global and domestic economic threats and decay, our wars on terror and our Middle East conflicts, 911, and the decline in human values in American society. He was an Assistant Secretary of Treasury during Ronald Reagan’s first term, and is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Roberts is a frequently contributor to news and commentary sites such as Global Research, Counterpunch, Creators Syndicate, Opednews, and LewRockwell.com. He has many books during the past 40 years, his latest being “How the Economy was Lost: The War of the Worlds”

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In the Name of Freedom, Peace, and Democracy: Exposing the REAL agenda for intervening in over 100 foreign countries.

An original, in-depth investigative report (part 1 of 2).

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In the Name of Freedom, Peace, and Democracy: Exposing the REAL agenda for intervening in over 100 foreign countries.

An original, in-depth investigative report (part 2 of 2).

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Guest: Susan Lindauer

Susan Lindauer is a former U.S. Intelligence Asset who covered anti-terrorism at the Iraqi Embassy in New York from 1996 up to the invasion. Independent sources have confirmed that she gave advance warning about the 9/11 attack. She also started talks for the Lockerbie Trial with Libyan diplomats. Shortly after requesting to testify before Congress about successful elements of Pre-War Intelligence, Susan became one of the first non-Arab Americans arrested on the Patriot Act as an “Iraqi Agent.” She was accused of warning her second cousin, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card and Secretary of State Colin Powell that War with Iraq would have catastrophic consequences. Gratis of the Patriot Act, her indictment was loaded with “secret charges” and “secret evidence.” She was subjected to one year in prison on Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas without a trial or hearing, and threatened with indefinite detention and forcible drugging to shut her up. After five years of indictment without a conviction or guilty plea, the Justice Department dismissed all charges five days before President Obama’s inauguration.

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Gary shares his in-depth commentary on the Prison Industrial Complex

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Guests David Braun, Jennifer Krill, Sharon Wilson, and Craig Michaels

We have on the line David Braun who is at this moment up in the Capitol offices in Albany awaiting to testify on behalf of opposition to hydrofracking in New York State.  David is helping to coordinate anti-fracking efforts with our rally at Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office this coming Saturday at Noon.  David Braun is the co-founder and president of United for Action, a nonprofit public policy organization dedicated to stopping hydraulic fracturing of gas wells in the Mid Atlantic states and nationally.  He is also the campaign director for the Academy Award nominated documentary Gasland.  David has testified before the New York Senate in opposition to gas drilling in the Marcellus shale beds that are being targeted by the oil and gas industry.

WEBSITE :   www.UnitedForAction.org

Jennifer Krill has been an activist for environmental advocacy for over thirty years and is the new Executive Director for Earthworks, a 30-year old national organization dedicated to protecting the environment from the blows of mineral, oil and natural gas extraction and development and their impact on social issues and human rights.  Earlier she was the Program Director for the Rainforest Action Network and a program director for its campaigns to protect old growth forests from the oil and energy industries.  Jennifer’s career also includes stints with Greenpeace, Earth Island Institute and the Sea Turtle Restoration Project.   She also serves on the advisory committee of the Business Ethics Network.

WEBSITE :   www.EarthworksAction.org

Sharon Wilson is considered the leading citizen expert about the Barnett Shale beds. She has become the go-to person in Texas for information on the destructive environmental impacts and risks to human health caused hydrofracking for top EPA officials from D.C., national news networks and national environmental organizations in addition citizens groups and individuals with gas drills operating in their neighborhoods. Prior to her activism opposing hydrofracking, Sharon worked in the energy industry for twelve years.  She has now combined her forces with Earthwork’s Oil and Gas Accountability Project, and is a co-author Texas OGAP report

Flowback: How the Texas  Natural Gas Boom Affects Health and Safety which can be found on the Earthworks website

Sharon’s Blog:   www.TexasSharon.com

WEBSITE :   www.EarthworksAction.org

Craig Michaels is an attorney and consultant based in New York City, currently working on the hydraulic fracking issue for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Catskill Mountainkeeper.  He previously served as the Watershed Program Director for Riverkeeper and has been involved in this environmental issue in New York since 2009.  Craig has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and received his J.D from Pace Law School.

WEBSITE :   www.NRDC.org

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Guests: Dr. Samuel Epstein, Darrell Rogers, and Dr. Len Saputo

Dr. Samuel Epstein is a leading international authority on the causes and prevention of cancer. He is professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health and the Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition.  Frequently he has been invited to give testimony to Congressional hearings as an expert witness on the cancer risks of pesticides, petrochemicals, cosmetic products, rBGH hormone in milk, sex hormones in meat, and irradiated food. He has also served as a consultant to the US Senate Committee on Public Works.

Dr. Epstein is a sharp critic of the close relationship between cancer drug makers and our professional and government health agencies, in particular the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute.  He has written 11 books and authored over 250 peer reviewed papers dealing environmental carcinogens in our everyday products and the reasons for why we are in fact losing the war on cancer. He has also received numerous awards from such organizations as the National Wildlife Federation, the Environmental Justice Award, Bioneers Award, and the Right Livelihood Award (the Alternative Nobel Prize).

Among his more recent books is “National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society:  Criminal Indifference to Cancer Prevention and Conflicts of Interest.”

Darrell Rogers is the Communications Director with the Alliance for Natural Health- USA, which has been at the forefront for spearheading amendments to the Senate 510 Food Safety Bill, but ultimately wants it defeated. Matt has a higher degree in Government studies from Catholic University in Washington DC and has worked in public policy and public affairs issues with Senatorial campaigning and on Capitol Hill.  He has also worked as a political affairs specialist for one of the largest political consulting firms in DC.  www.ANH-USA.org

Dr. Len Saputo is a board certified physician in internal medicine and the Founder and Medical Director of Health Medicine Foundation in California, a nonprofit education foundation of integral healthcare providers and community leaders dedicated to a holistic vision of wellness.   He has been practicing since 1965 after graduating from Duke University’s medical school.

He has co-authored several books on natural wellness health, his most recent being “A Return to Healing: Radical Health Care Reform and the Future of Medicine” which is a detailed critique of the dominant conventional medical establishment and paradigm, how it is a dismal failure, and what an integral approach to healing can provide to make it more humane, healthy and sustainable.

Len also hosts the program “Prescriptions for Health” on the Progressive Radio Network.

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Guests: Celia Farber, Professor Henry Bauer, David Crowe

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. Still, she won the 2008 Semmelweis Clean Hands Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.

Prof. Henry Bauer is professor emeritus of chemistry and science studies and a former dean at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.  After his retirement he served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration for seven years. He is author of the book The Origin, Persistence and Failings of HIV/AIDS Theory , which was among the first books to gather together two decades of research on HIV and AIDS and to identify the scientific contradictions.

David Crowe is the President of the Reappraising AIDS Society and a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists. He hosts the www.ReThinkingAIDS.com website, which is science and news resource on all international research and commentary challenging the current HIV/AIDS model.  David is also the former president and treasurer for the Green Party in Alberta Canada.

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Guests: Celia Farber, Professor Henry Bauer, David Crowe

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. Still, she won the 2008 Semmelweis Clean Hands Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.

Prof. Henry Bauer is professor emeritus of chemistry and science studies and a former dean at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.  After his retirement he served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration for seven years. He is author of the book The Origin, Persistence and Failings of HIV/AIDS Theory , which was among the first books to gather together two decades of research on HIV and AIDS and to identify the scientific contradictions.

David Crowe is the President of the Reappraising AIDS Society and a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists. He hosts the www.ReThinkingAIDS.com website, which is science and news resource on all international research and commentary challenging the current HIV/AIDS model.  David is also the former president and treasurer for the Green Party in Alberta Canada.

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Guests: Celia Farber, Professor Henry Bauer, David Crowe

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. Still, she won the 2008 Semmelweis Clean Hands Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.

Prof. Henry Bauer is professor emeritus of chemistry and science studies and a former dean at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.  After his retirement he served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration for seven years. He is author of the book The Origin, Persistence and Failings of HIV/AIDS Theory , which was among the first books to gather together two decades of research on HIV and AIDS and to identify the scientific contradictions.

David Crowe is the President of the Reappraising AIDS Society and a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists. He hosts the www.ReThinkingAIDS.com website, which is science and news resource on all international research and commentary challenging the current HIV/AIDS model.  David is also the former president and treasurer for the Green Party in Alberta Canada.

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The role and necessity of spirituality in political and social activism

Rabbi Michael Lerner is clearly one the nation’s greatest Jewish intellectuals and spiritual political activists. As a teenager, Rabbi Lerner was a student of Abraham Joshua Heschel, a great socially responsible mystical thinker who marched with Martin Luther King. During the 60s, he was a chair of the Berkeley chapter of the Students For a Democratic society and was incarcerated as member of the Seattle Seven.  Michael is the founding editor of Tikkun Magazineand is the founder of the Network of Spiritual Progressives, a spiritual activism organization dedicated to care, gratitude, spiritual insight in all dimensions of human society, and respect for the earth.

Professor Robert Thurman holds the Jay Zong Ka-pa Robert Thurman Chair of Indo-Tibetan Studies at Columbia University. He is the President of Tibet House US and is President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies. The New York Times has hailed him as the “leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism.”  In 1962, Prof. Thurman was ordained as a Buddhist monk by the Dalai Lama, with whom he has remained a close colleague to this day.  He has written many books on Tibetan culture, art, politics and Buddhism. His most recent is “Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as a Solution for China, Tibet and the World” – an attempt to find a win-win situation in the Tibet-China crisis.

Prof. Dan McKanan is the Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association Senior Lecturer at Harvard Divinity School, where he specializes in the American history of religious and spiritual movements for social transformation. He is the author of “Prophetic Encounters: Religion and the American Radical Tradition” from Oxford University Press, that provides an all-encompassing look at religious activism during the past 200 years of American history.

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Guests: John Feffer and Robert Parry

John Feffer is the co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. He is a former associate editor of World Policy Journal and  has worked as an international affairs representative in Eastern Europe and East Asia for the American Friends Service Committee. He also serves on the advisory committees of the Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea. He is a recipient of the Herbert W. Scoville fellowship and has been a writer in residence at Blue Mountain Center and the Wurlitzer Foundation.

Robert Parry is one of our leading progressive investigative journalists best known for his uncovering Iran-Contra story and Oliver North’s involvement which earned him the George Polk Award for National Reporting in 1984.  He current writes for Consortium News, and has covered many important stories on domestic and foreign affairs issues including right wing terrorism, the Bush and Obama presidencies, the rise and influence of the Neocons and our wars overseas.  He has worked as a journalist for the Associated Press, Newsweek and PBS Frontline.

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Guests: Dr. David Carpenter and Joshua Hart

Dr. David Carpenter is a medical doctor trained at Harvard School, now serving as the director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany’s School of Public Health. In the past he served as the director of the Wadsworth Laboratory of the New York State Department of Health – an agency he worked at for 18 years -- and was recently appointed to New York’s Renewable Energy Task Force to implement plans to reduce electricity use through new energy efficiency programs. Dr. Carpenter has been a leading voice warning about the dangers of radiofrequency radiation associated from Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) technologies and is the author of the very comprehensive “Bioinitiative Report” about the health hazards of EMFs. Dr. Carpenter has published over 220 peer reviewed papers and reviews

For those wishing to read the Bioinitiative Report on EMFs:  www.Bioinitiative.org/Report/index.htm

Joshua Hart is the Director of Stop Smart Meters, an advocacy media organization fighting against the forced deployment and installation of wireless utility meters that harm health, violate civil liberties and endanger public safety. Josh has an advanced degree in Transportation Planning from the University of the West of England and has worked in the energy industry as an urban planner and environmental advocate. His research and journalism has been covered in many media outlets including the BBC, the Guardian, the Daily Mail in the UK, Surveyor Magazine and Carbusters.

WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO:  www.StopSmartMeters.org

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Charlene Spretnak is an internationally recognized author and was among the first wave of originators of what is now called “eco-feminism”.  Her writings have focused on such diverse, but interrelated topics, as social justice, ecological philosophy and Green politics, feminism and spirituality and religion.  The British government’s Department of the Environment named her one among the one hundred eco-heroes of all time. Charlene iscurrently a professor of women’s spirituality at the California Institute for Integral Studies, a research fellow at the Green Institute and an adjunct professor at Schumacher College in the UK, founded by the gandhian Satish Kumar who has been a guest on this program.

Charlene’s writings encompass a wide range topics from the goddesses of the Greeks, to the role of the feminine in Christianity, and social and historical criticism of modern culture and the environment.  Her most recent book is “Relational Reality: New Discoveries of Interrelatedness that are Transforming the Modern World” which challenges the older mechanistic view of the universe and society that continues to dominate our major dominant institutions.

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Ratlines – the secret networks giving sanctuary to Nazi and Ustashi war criminals and a look at the forces that have shaped some of America’s most terrible recent events

Peter Levenda is a philosopher and historian, who specializes in the interface between politics and religion and the occult. In the 1960s, for a very brief period he was 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 Eastern and Western spiritual and occult traditions and their interconnections with political and criminal events. 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, having worked with trade with China for 25 years, and is author of the Mao of Business. He has lived and traveled extensively throughout Asia and other continents.

He is best known for his research and study about Nazi occult beliefs – Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult – with a forward by Norman Mailer.  His tome, Sinister Forces: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft is a monumental three volume set that we will touch upon during our conversation . His most recent publication is Ratline: Soviet Spies, Nazi Priests and the Disappearance of Adolf Hitler, a book that continues the research he began in Chile in 1979 about the escape routes for Nazi war criminals and scientists to the US, South America, the Middle East and as far as Indonesia and the far East.

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An in depth analysis of the political changes threatening Europe’s status quo and its economic implications for Europe and the US

Marshall Auerback is a Fellow at the Economists for Peace and Security, a global strategist for the investment group Madison Street Partners in Denver and a Research Associate at the Levy Institute.  He has a wide range of expertise in the global investment arena, having covered the stock market for a decade along the Pacific rim and Southeat Asia and formerly ran the Asian-Pacific hedge fund for the Tiedemann Investment Group in New York.  Earlier Marshall has also covered investments in Russia, the former Soviet Republics and Africa.   He writes for Naked Capitalism, the Huffington Post, Truthout and many business and investment publications. Marshall has a magna cum laude degree from Queens University and a law degree from Oxford.

Dr. Jack Rasmus is a professor of political economics at St. Mary’s College and Santa Clara University in California.  Prior to teaching, he was an economic analyst for several global corporations and an organizer, negotiator and business representative for several labor unions. At one time he was elected at the National First Vice President of the National Writers Union. Besides his articles for progressive news and commentary sources, he is the author of several books, the most recent being “Obama Economy: Recovery for the Few” (Palgrave-McMillan) which analyzes the reasons behind the failure of the Obama Administration to initiate a economic recovery and its consequences.

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