Archive for July 2019

Danny Haiphong is an journalist, political analyst, scholar and social activist. For the last five years he has been a weekly contributor to Black Agenda Report. His articles also appear in Global Research, The American Herald Tribune, MintPressNews, CounterPunch and elsewhere. Danny's work was featured in former Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney’s book How the U.S. Creates “Sh*thole Countries (2018). Haiphong recently co-authored the book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News-from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror --  which takes the reader through the history of how the US perceives itself as a force of good in the world despite its long history of expansionism, war and domestic neglect. 

 

 

Barbara Loe Fisher is president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a nonprofit charity she co-founded in 1982 to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and advocate for informed consent protections in US vaccine policies and laws. NVIC.org is the oldest and largest consumer-operated website publishing information on vaccine science, policy and law.  Barbara is co-author of the seminal 1985 book “DPT: A Shot in the Dark, author of “Guide to Reforming Vaccine Policy and Law,” and founding editor of TheVaccineReaction.org journal newspaper.  She worked with Congress to secure vaccine safety informing, recording, reporting and research provisions in the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. She has served as a consumer member of Institute of Medicine and federal vaccine advisory committees and has testified in Congress and in state legislatures.   

Prof. Mary Holland is the Vice Chair of the Board for the Children's Health Defense, founded by Bobby Kennedy Jr, and scholar at a New York area law school specializing in international human rights, public law and vaccine safety law and injury compensation. She also has a son who regressed into autism following the MMR vaccine. Mary holds a degree in Russian studies from Harvard, and graduate degrees in international relations and a JD from Columbia University. She is the co-author of “Vaccine Epidemic" about corporate greed and bad science behind the vaccine industry.  And her most recent book is "The HPV Vaccine Trial: Seeking Justice for A Generation Betrayed" -- the most concise book behind the history and adverse effects of HPV vaccines such as Gardasil, with a preface by the Nobel Prize Winner in medicine Dr. Luc Montagnier.

Prof. Kelly Sutton was trained in internal medicine and pediatrics and has practiced for over 40 years. Her clinical practice incorporates principles of Anthroposophic medicine founded by Rudolf Steiner, a natural non-toxic for prevention and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. She also operates an online library of Anthroposophic medical treatments at SophiaMichaelRemedies.com.  Since 2015, after California eliminated non-medical vaccine exemptions, she has been providing medical evaluations for children and adults at risk of vaccine injury. Dr. Sutton currently divides her practice between Fair Oaks in California and Cambridge Massachusetts. Kelly's website is RaphaelMedicine.com

CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS

How and Why democracy is being threatened  and what is the new election cycle ignoring/denying?  

 

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. He has been a lead attorney on behalf of the Native nations at Standing Rock and handling the dismissal of a case against Chase Iron Eyes for inciting a riot and felony trespassing. Danny is the founder of the Romero Institute, a nonprofit public policy center in Santa Cruz California. And more recently he founded the New Paradigm Institute which explores new pathways to world peace. He holds a law degree and divinity degrees from Harvard University.  Danny 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 a civil attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights for 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.  John has been the subject of many newspaper, magazine and television profiles, ranging from Gentleman's Quarterly to CBS' 60 Minutes.  His latest book is “Battlefield America: The War on the American People," and a new edition of his "Government of Wolves: The Emerging Government Police State" was recently re-released. John's weekly articles and column can be found on his website at Rutherford.org

David Loy is a retired professor, philosopher, ethicist, a Zen Buddhist teacher, and a prolific author.  He has taught philosophy at Bunkyo University in Japan where he lived for 20 years studying with his principle Zen teacher Yamada Koun Roshi and received dharma transmission to be a teacher. Later he was the Besl Chair Professor of Ethics and Religion at Xavier University in Cincinnati. David has taught at the University of Cape Town, Hebrew University in Israel, later a resident scholar at Naropa University in Boulder Colorado. His articles frequently appear in Rabbi Michael Lerner's Tikkun Magazine and Buddhist magazines such as Tricycle and Lion's Roar. He sits on the advisory boards of Buddhist Global Relief, Zen Peacemakers and the Ernest Becker Foundation. He earned degrees in philosophy from Carleton College, the University of Hawaii and received his doctorate from National University of Singapore, where he had also been a senior tutor of 6 years. He is the author of many important books that introduce Buddhism to secular concerns in our world. His latest is Eco-Dharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis. His website is DavidLoy.org

 


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