Archive for July 2012

Dr. Jim Garrison is the co-founder and president of Wisdom University. As the co-founder and President of the Gorbachev Foundation, he was instrumental in the founding of the State of the World Forum in 1995, which generated a global network of leaders and visionaries from all walks of life to define a template for a more sustainable global civilization. in 2000, he initiated the launch of the Commission on Globalization which challenged the existing global governance system and gathered diverse stakeholders and scholars together to identify and design variable alternatives.

Jim has graduate degrees in religion and theology from Harvard and Cambridge universities. His first book in 1980 was "The Plutonium Culture" and later most recent publications are "Civilization and the Transformation of Power" and "America as Empire: Global Leader or Rogue Nation"

Dr. Paul Ray is widely acknowledged by many in the progressive community as a leading visionary and futurist exploring the future of human civilization. He is the founding director of the Institute of the Emerging Wisdom Culture at Wisdom University. Formerly Dr. Ray was a former executive of American Lives Inc., a market research and opinion firm specializing in analysis of lifestyles, values and expectations in American society and was a chief policy research on energy conservation for the Department of Energy, mines and resources for the canadian government.

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Ray spearheaded research and consultations for over 100 projects. After surveying over 100,000 Americans dring a 13 year period, he identified an emerging subculture permeating much of the American society that are known as Cultural Creatives, which is the title of his book: "The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World."

The military legacy of President Obama and expansion of the American empire with distinguished guests Ray McGovern and Prof. David Vine.

Vine is professor of Anthropology at American University and author of 'Island of Shame: the Secret history of the US Military Base on Diego Garcia'

Ray McGovern served as an Army intelligence officer and a CIA analyst from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Among his duties was preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which he briefed one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s most senior national security advisers. Since retiring from government service, he has been one of our nation’s most vocal peace activists and journalists. As an act of conscience, in 2006 Ray returned the Intelligence Commendation Medallion given him at retirement for “especially meritorious service.” In 2003, he helped create Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose the way intelligence was being falsified to “justify” war on Iraq.

Ray’s opinion pieces appear in many leading newspapers here and abroad, including a major section in an important book, “Neocon’d Again” dealing with America’s war in Iraq. He holds degrees in theology and philosophy from Fordham University, is a graduate from Harvard Business School and has a certificate of theology from Georgetown University.

Matthew Stein is an engineer with a degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and a National Merit Scholar. He is the owner of Aloha Aina Builders, which specializes in hurricane resistant, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly homes, and is also president of Stein Designs which invents consumer and commercial water and bacteriological filtration systems, photovoltaic roofing and other energy efficient and sustainable products.

Matt writes extensively on sustainable preparedness and self-sufficiency in the face of predictable and unpredictable catastrophic scenarios and conditions. in addition to writing on the future of perfect storms for the Huffington Post, he is the author several exhaustive books on how people can prepare themselves for having to rely on our own resources and ingenuity, most notably "When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability and Surviving the Long Emergency" and "When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival"

Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych is an immunologist living in the Bay Area who arrived at the conclusion in her research that vaccination science and its promises are remarkably unfounded. She is the author of the recent book " Vaccine Illusion: How Vaccination Compromises Our Natural Immunity and What We Can Do to Regain Our Health" which presents a very different approach to explaining vaccine failures in efficacy and safety compared to other publications opposing vaccines.

Tetyana was born in the Ukraine and came to the US to receive degrees in Biochemistry from Mount Holyoke College, and an MA and PhD in Immunology from Rockefeller University. Subsequently she did post doctoral research at the Immune Disease Institute affiliated with Harvard Medical School and recently discontinued further post doc studies at Stanford School of Medecine.

She is currently a new mom and offers classes to parents about vaccination and immunity.

Roman Bystranyk is an independent investigator and writer who focuses on topics that rarely reach major media. He is the founder of which is dedicated to the best information on health, the environment, and the world based on scientific, medical and other reliable sources.

An in-depth look at the World Trade Organization – what goes on behind its lack of transparency in free market trade treaties to push forward corporate globalization.  And a discussion into the Obama Administrations agenda in secretly negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement – which is being perceived as possibly worse that NAFTA.

Guests – one of the nation’s foremost experts about the history and strategy of the WTO and international free trade agreements --- Lori Wallach, the Director of Washington DC advocacy organization and public think tank Public Citizen and a Harvard trained attorney who is has been described as a Ralph Nader with a sense of humor. And Arthur Stamoulis, director for the Citizens Trade Campaign, a national coalition of environmental, labor, consumer, family farm, religious, and other civil society groups founded in 1992 to improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Special broadcast on ALEC

Lisa Graves is the Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, the publisher of PR Watch, SourceWatch, and BanksterUSA. She previously served as a senior advisor in all three branches of the federal government, as a leading strategist on civil liberties advocacy, and as an adjunct law professor at one of the top law schools in the country. Her former leadership posts include: a Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, Chief Counsel for Nominations for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senior Legislative Strategist for the American Civil Liberties Union (on national security and surveillance policies). Lisa has testified as an expert witness before both the Senate and House and has frequently appeared as an expert across the different radio and television net works. The Center for Media and Democracy recently obtained documents outlining about 800 bills, vetted and approved by major corporations along with Republican officials, who comprise the American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC. It has been discovered that these bills are designed to rewrite state laws and target just about every area of American life – from education, union and worker rights, civil liberties, corporate oversight, health care, utilities, taxation – all which favor greater independence for the corporate regime and their domination over the privatization of people’s lives.

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