Archive for March 2017

The Unauthorized Biography of David Rockefeller - David Rockefeller is dead. But what does it mean? How do we measure the life of someone who has shaped the modern world to such an extent? Join us for this week's edition of  The Progressive Commentary  Hour as Gary plays The Corbett Report where we examine David Rockefeller's life, his works and the world that he left in his wake.

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ALWAYS A REMARKABLE MIND

Conversation about the state of American consciousness

Chris Hedges is one of our nation’s most insightful cultural critics, social and political activists and investigative journalists. For almost 20 years he was a foreign correspondent in war zones and conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, having reported for The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and other news outlets.  While at the Times, Chris received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on global terrorism. That same year he received Amnesty International’s Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.   Chris has authored many bestselling books. His most recent  is “Unspeakable: Talks with David Talbot About the Most Forbidden Topics in America”, a candid conversation on some of the most important issues and themes of our times that mainstream media refuses to discuss. Chris’ weekly talk show “On Contact,” interviews prominent dissidents ignored by the media and airs every Saturday on Russian TV at RT.com

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SERIES ON THE HIDDEN HAND

A look at the shadow government from the perspective of a former senior CIA official, the Wikileaks dump of CIA documents, and Trump’s battle against the CIA and the intelligence agencies

Kevin Shipp is a former CIA officer who for 17 years specialized in counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism overseas and espionage investigator searching for moles within the CIA. During the Iran Contra scandal, Kevin was a protective agent of the CIA Director. He received outstanding meritorious citations, three exceptional performance awards and a medal for his services in high risk operations. Kevin left the agency after his family was exposed to toxic substances during an assignment that led to serious illness, threats by the agency and harassment.  He holds a masters degree in forensic psychophysiology and is the author of “From the Company of Shadows” which is a firsthand account of how the CIA conducts operations, the agency’s abuse of secrecy and its privileges of operating outside the rule of Constitutional and international law.

 

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The humanitarian crisis in the US-UK-Saudi led war in Yemen and Trumps escalation of  the conflict with US special forces on the ground

Vanessa Beeley is a British investigative journalist who has focused on the conflicts in the middle east – particularly in Gaza and Syria. She is a associate editor of 21st Century Wire and was member of a peace finding mission to Syria and organized by the US Peace Council.  Vanessa was in Aleppo during and after its liberation after the city being captured for almost 5 years by western backed Salafist terror organizations last year. She is credited with having exposed the fraud behind the faux charitable, volunteer organization the Syrian Civil Defense or better known as the White Helmets, which was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize and was featured in the documentary that recently received an Oscar award.   She is also a contributing writer for the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine, the Dissident Voice and manages the website The Wall Will Fall in London, where she blogs about her travels and reports from the Middle East.  Her websites are TheWallWillFall.org   and   21stCenturyWire.com

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CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS

The Hidden Hand – Threats to our Constitutional and Civil Rights Under Trump

 Danny Sheehan is one of our nation’s most important and influential Constitutional and public interest lawyers.  During the past 45 years he has handled such public interest cases as the Pentagon Papers, the Watergate Break In, Iran Contra and the Silkwood murder case.  He has represented victims of he Three Mile Island nuclear disaster and fought against the American Nazi Party on hate crimes. Recently Danny was a leading attorney on behalf of the Native nations at Standing Rock. He is the founder of the Christic Institute and the Romero Institute, the latter being a nonprofit public policy center in Santa Cruz California. Danny has his law degree from Harvard University and later returned to study at the Harvard Divinity School.. He is the author of “The People’s Advocate: The Life and Legal History of America’s Most Fearless Public Defence Lawyer,”   And his websites are DanielPSheehan.com   AND   RomeroInstitute.org

 John Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights fo the the persecuted and oppressed. In 1982 he founded The Rutherford Institute, a non-profit civil liberties and human rights organization headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Institute provides legal services to defend civil liberties and programs to educate the public on issues affecting their Constitutional freedoms. John gained international renown for his role as co-counsel in Paula Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton. He has filed numerous amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court and has been co-counsel in several landmark Supreme Court cases as well.  John has been the subject of many newspaper, magazine and television profiles, ranging from Gentleman's Quarterly to CBS' 60 Minutes.  His most recent book is “Battlefield America: The War on the American People”.  And his website is Rutherford.org

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