Archive for June 2013

Conversations with Remarkable Minds:  The State of the National and Global Economy, the future of US and China economic hegemony, gold and metal markets

Dr. Steven Leeb is the founder, chairman and chief investment officer of Leeb Capital Management, an investment house managing large-cap growth portfolios.  He is also the founder of the Leeb Group, which has published extensive financial letters, including for the publications of The Complete Investor and Leeb’s Real World Investing, and has received multiple awards. For the past 30 years, Dr. Leeb has written many books on global economic trends and forecasts addressing oil and energy crises, future technologies and assets such as gold and metals. He is also the author of a 2011 book “Red Alert: How China’s Growing Prosperity Threatens the American Way of Life” which focuses in on the long-term strategies behind China’s present national push to be the preeminent country in renewable energy technologies.

21st Century Globalization, the legacy of past free trade agreements and the future EU and Pacific trade partnerships

Thea Lee is Deputy Chief of Staff at the AFL-CIO, where she has served as Policy Director and Chief International Economist. Previously, she worked as an international trade economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, and as an editor at Dollars & Sense magazine in Boston. Her research projects include reports on the North American Free Trade Agreement, the impact of international trade on U.S. wage inequality, and on the domestic steel and textile industries. She has testified before several Congressional and Senate committees on a variety of economic policy issues. She also serves on the State Department Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, where she co-chairs the Subcommittee on Investment and sits on the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Ms Lee has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including the PBS News Hour, CNN, Good Morning America, NPR’s All Things Considered and Marketplace. She is co-author of “A Field Guide to the Global Economy” (New Press), an easy guide explaining free trade, the institutions such as the World Bank, IMF and WTO and these treaty agreements adverse impact upon citizens and American workers.

Timothy Wise is Director of the Research and Policy Program at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University in Medford Massachusetts, where he leads the Institute’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program. Prof. Wise’s research focus has been on trade policies and treaties, global food security and rural development. He has written extensively on the impacts of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Mexico and what lessons the NAFTA experience offers regarding future U.S. trade agreements as well free trade impacts upon the global food crisis and commodity price speculation. Prior to joining the Institute in 1999, he was the Executive Director of the international aid agency Grassroots International. Tim has written and co-written several books agricultural trade liberalization and global food security, including “Resolving the Food Crisis: Assessing Global Policy Reforms Since 2007”, and many articles on US trade policy and food security. His articles can be found on the Triple Crisis Blog at

Russ Baker is an award-winning investigative reporter and journalist in the alternative media and founder of the independent progressive news and analysis site,

Over the past two decades, he has produced over a thousand stories on a broad range of topics, from political revolutions to revolutionary humor. Russ has covered the Hutu-Tutsi massacres in Central Africa, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the overthrow of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. He has received Society of Professional Journalists, the Mencken and the Common Cause awards, and has served on the adjunct faculty at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.  His research into the rise and election of George W Bush led to his bestseller, “Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last 50 Years.”  His website is

Mickey Huff is the director of Project Censored and is on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation.  He is professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay area, where he is co-chair of the history department.  He is also on the Advisory Committee for the History of Conflict programs at John F. Kennedy University.

Mickey has appeared frequently on NPR, PBS, ABC, Pacifica, The New York Times Co., Al Jazeera English, Russia TV, the Progressive Radio Network, and many other commercial and independent media outlets. He lectures across the US on issues of censorship, propaganda and media literacy, with a special focus on suppressed historical narratives.  He has been a co-editor, editor, and/or contributor to the award-winning Project Censored book series since 2008 and appears in the new documentary Project Censored:  The Movie. Website is and he hosts. He is the co-host of the broadcast Project Censored, heard every Monday at 11 am Eastern time on the Progressive Radio Network.

The recent rise in pro-vaccination efforts to mandate vaccines, remove vaccine exemption and hold parents of unvaccinated children legally liable for lawsuits

Dr. Toni Bark is a pediatric physician and a prestigious homeopathic and holistic doctor practicing in the Chicago area.  This year she was awarded the honor of vice president of the American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to her medical degree from Rush Medical College and pediatric internship at NYU, she has degrees in psychology, a masters in Healthcare Emergency Management from Boston University Medical School, and was by Dr. Erica Fromm at the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis.

Dr. Bark is a regular guest speaker at the University of Chicago and contributed to Mary Holland’s and Louise Habakus’ important book “Vaccine Epidemic”

Her website and blog is

Prof. Mary Holland is a Director of the Graduate Legal Skills Program at New York University School of Law, specializing in international human rights, public law and vaccine safety law and injury compensation. She has degrees  in Russian studies from Harvard, and graduate degrees in international relations and a JD from Columbia University, where she has also taught international law at its Law School. Mary is the co-author of “Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health and Our Children.”

BOOK:  “Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health and Our Children.”


Robert Krakow is a New York City trial lawyer in private practice and one of the nation’s leading attorneys for vaccine damaged children through the government’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. He has handled almost every kind of civil and criminal case in all federal and state courts. Bob has been a trial lawyer for over 30 years and is a former Narcotics Bureau Chief in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. He has founded several not-for-profit organizations advocating for the rights of individuals with special needs and is a renown critic of the dominant medical belief that present vaccines are safe and effective.  He is a graduate of George Washington University Law School and served in the past the Director of the Consumer Protection Center.


Alan Phillips is an attorney practicing in Chapel Hill North Carolina.  He is one of the few American attorneys whose legal practice focuses on vaccine exemptions and vaccine waivers.  He is an Advisory Board member of the American Chiropractic Autism Board, the World Association for Vaccine Education, and is a co-founder of the North Carolina Citizens for Healthcare Freedom. Alan is the author of “The Authoritative Guide to Vaccine Legal Exemptions” and “Dispelling Vaccination Myths: An Introduction to the Contradictions Between Medical Science and Immunization Policy, which has been transated in serveral languages. Both can be found on his website


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