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climate change and the future of humanity

Kevin Hester is the host of radio program Nature Bats Last with climate change scholar Guy McPherson, which airs on the Progressive Radio Network every Tuesday at 3 pm Eastern Time.  He  lives on a small off-the-grid island in the Hauraki Gulf, 15 miles from the city of Auckland New Zealand. Kevin  has completed 16 ocean passages on small yachts, over half of them as skipper. He was once arrested and charged with “Obstructing a nuclear ship in the course of its passage” and  was at the bombed Green Peace Rainbow Warrior within an hour of the detonation and the murder of Fernando Pereira in Auckland harbor, carried out by a large contingent of soldiers in the French DGSE in July 1985.  Kevin currently spends his time researching abrupt climate change, the collapse of complex societies, and the real-time unravelling of the biosphere.  His articles can be found on his website is KevinHester.live. 
 

Dr. Paul Beckwith is a physicist, engineer, and post doctoral candidate in the Laboratory of Paleoclimatology and Climatology at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, where he also teaches as a part time professor.  Paul’s research specializes in abrupt effects from climate change (such as tornados and the rise in more fierce tropical storms), greenhouse gas emissions, the global implications of the melting Arctic ice sheets, and social media for climate change advocacy.  He is a member and participant in the Arctic Methane Emergency Group and the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.  His website is PaulBeckwith.net and he offers many educational videos about climate change science on his Youtube channel under his name. 

 
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Our failing domestic economy, globalization and the Deep state

Prof William Robinson is Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara who describes himself as a scholar-activist. He is also on the university’s faculty of Latin American Studies and in the Global and International Studies Program and is deeply involved in American domestic and Third World struggles for social justice, popular empowerment of populations and participatory democracy and government.  His areas of focus include globalization, transnationalism, political economics, immigration and a variety of sociological issues. William received his graduate degrees from the University of New Mexico, and has published eight books, his latest being “Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity,” which takes a hard look at the totalitarian structures and agenda of the transnational capitalist class that promotes neoliberal restructuring and trade liberalization.   His website is SOC.UCSB.edu/Faculty/Robinson

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Political Mind Games -- the psychology behind the elite's manipulation and marketing of false social and political claims  to get us to support their self-serving agendas.

Dr. Roy Eidelson (I-dell-son) has been a practicing clinical, research and political psychologist for over three decades focusing on the psychological issues of civil justice and social change. He is the former executive director of the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania and is the past president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. He is also a member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology that advocates against the use of torture. Dr. Eidelson has written dozens of professional papers for academic journals, hosts a blog on Psychology Today, and his articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Truthout, Alternet and other progressive media. He holds a degree from Princeton University and received his doctorate in psychology from the University of North Carolina.  Roy's recent book is "Political Mind Games: How the 1% Manipulate our Understanding of What is Happening, What's Right and What's Possible," which gets a marvelous account of how the messages we are bombarded with by politicians, parties and the political media are intentional games to confuse into believing and supporting the elite's self-serving agenda. His website is RoyEidelson.com

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Artificial Intelligence: it will kill us | Jay Tuck | TEDxHamburgSalon

 

The Real Reason to be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence | Peter Haas | TEDxDirigo

 

Not If, But How Artificial Intelligence Might Take Over the World | Hugh Baillie | TEDxISKL

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CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS

something on the Deep State

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. Danny is currently a leading attorney on behalf of the Native nations and Chase Iron Eyes -- the only person arrested for inciting a riot at Standing Rock against the North Dakota state government and the private corporations building the pipeline. 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

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CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS

America's 4th estate -- federal agencies accountable to no one

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

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Former President Bill Clinton is named in a lawsuit against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was convicted in 2008 for soliciting prostitution on his private island. Most well-known for hosting lavish parties with prostitutes he allegedly hired for his guests at his home—which Clinton reportedly visited multiple times--Epstein may have also kept at least one sex slave, according to the lawsuit.

 

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The future of work and employment -- getting by the growing pains of a new world of jobs

Dr. Gwynne Dyer is a UK-based Canadian journalist and columnist, author and world renown historian on international affairs. He holds a doctorate in Military and Middle Eastern History from Kings College in London and a past service record in the American, British and Canadian navies.  In the past, he has taught War Studies at the Royal Military Academy in the UK.  Dr. Dyer has been a syndicated columnist  for over 20 years, his writings appearing in over 175 newspapers and magazines in 45 countries.  He has written several important books including "Climate Wars" and his earlier book “War” was the basis for a television series aired on BBC and PBS.  Gwynne's most recent book is "Growing Pains: The Future of Democracy and Work" which outlines some of the greatest social and political threats in our globalized world that we facing in the future. His website is GwynneDyer.com 

 
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On the CIA, how it is changing under Trump. 
 

John Kiriakou is a former CIA analyst, counterterrorism operations officer, case office and was a senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  He was later John Kerry's intelligence adviser. After 911, John was chief of counterterrorist operations in Pakistan, later becoming the Executive Assistant to the CIA's Deputy Director of Operations. Later he turned whistleblower over the CIA's torture policy practiced against prisoners in custody, becoming the first government official to confirm the use of waterboarding on al-Qaeda inmates.  He was tried for passing on classified information that included the name of a fellow CIA official to a reporter and served two years in a federal correctional facility. The sixth indicted whistleblower by Obama under the Espionage Act.  Nevertheless, John had received 10 exceptional awards from the CIA and the State Department's Meritorious Honor Award. He has received the Joe Callaway Awaqrd for Civic Courage as a national security whistleblower, in 2013 the Peacemaker of the Year Award from the Justice Center, in 2016 the Sam Adams Award. among others. He has written several books, including "The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror," and more recently "Doing Time Like a Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison." His website is JohnKiriakou.com

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Failures of conventional medicine, iatrogenic deaths, the AMA, Skeptics and the professional medical establishment's assault on natural and alternative medicine

 

Dr. Glidden is a licensed Naturopathic physician who has been treating patients with botanical protocols and lifestyle changes for almost 30 years. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Glidden is an author, radio host, and lectures around the world about the cult of rational science and conventional medical misconceptions that are driving our health into the ditch, while Big Pharma gets rich.  He is the most widely lecturing naturopathists in the US today and was responsible for getting three states to approve and license naturopathic doctors as primary care physicians.  Peter is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Youngevity International, which manufactures herbal products and natural foods. He is the author of several books including "Attempt to Cure with Wholistic Medicine" and "The MD Emperor Has No Clothes."  Dr. Glidden is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and received his doctorate in Naturopathy from Basytyr University of Naturopathic Medicine and his website is Glidden.healthcare and he hosts the weekday program "Fire Your MD Now" and "The Dr. Glidden Show".

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