Amazing Speakers & Events

Including speakers such as Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Winona LaDuke, Ward Churchill, Michael Parenti, Vandana Shiva, Howard Lyman, Ralph Nader, Maude Barlow, Alexander Cockburn, Kathy Kelly, and Andreas Toupadakis.

Derrick Jensen – Bringing Down Civilization

Derrick Jensen wrote in his early book: “Listening to the Land”: “We are members of the most destructive culture ever to exist. Our assault on the natural world, on indigenous and other cultures, on women, on children, on all of us through the possibility of nuclear suicide –all these are unprecedented in their magnitude and ferocity.” And he follows that with a question: “Why do we act as we do? What are sane and effective responses to outrageously destructive behavior? What will it take for us to stop the horrors that characterize our way of  being? My work and life revolve around these questions. “
When I recorded him in the Oakland, California warehouse of AK Press, Derrick Jensen asked that [ . . . ]

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The Beginning of the Nuclear Age: Enrico Fermi & Henry Moore The First Nuclear Chain Reaction

There are competing claims as to the beginning of the nuclear age but more important than a specific date is the fact that the unleashed power of the atom has changed everything except our modes of thinking. Albert Einstein said these words and concluded: “thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.”
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George Monbiot: The Age of Consent

George Monbiot is a British political activist and author. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian of London. Monbiot is currently visiting professor of planning at Oxford Brookes University. He is the recipient of the United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievement presented by Nelson Mandela.
George Monbiot has written a new book, The Age of Consent, published by Harper Collins in London. In it he lays out the problems of globalization, the dictatorship of institutions such as the World Bank, the IMF, the World Trade Organization and the UN Security Council and he comes up with a surprising solution.
George Monbiot was interviewed by Jeff Blankfort on KZYX radio in November 2003.
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David Brower in conversation with Arne Naess – The Arch Druid meets the Loch Ness Monster

On a windy evening in the summer of 1988 two of the great environmentalists of our time had their first and only meeting on the Marin Headlands. Their paths should have crossed many times; both mountain climbers, they trekked in the Himalayan mountains, both are almost cult figures with their followers. When they finally met they
discovered that they were the same age, 86. This is the only recording, and the first broadcast, of that meeting.
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CLICK HERE to download a broadcast quality version of this program (29 minutes)

Hurricane Katrina and the War on the Poor – Eyewitness report

Eyewitness report from two S.F. paramedics, Lorrie Beth Slonsky and Larry Bradshaw
Among their experiences: Gretna Sheriffs block the Greater New Orleans Bridge across the Mississippi and shoot when they and a large group of African Americans try to walk to safety. Later their temporary shelter is destroyed by police and their food and water taken. When they finally get picked up they and thousands of others sit in a dirty cage at the New Orleans airport, again without food and water, forced to wait for the George W. Bush photo opportunity to end. As they arrive in San Antonio they are made to stand on a dark tarmac and are subjected to two dog sniffing ordeals. This and more in [ . . . ]

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Downing Street Minutes – With John Bonifaz, Ray McGovern, Cindy Sheehan, and Joseph Wilson

The Downing Street Minutes say that the Bush administration was already committed to waging war on Iraq a year before the war began and was asking the British government to “fix” the intelligence data and facts around the policy. The three page memo contains the minutes of a highest level cabinet meeting with the British Prime Minister at Downing Street in July 2002. It was published in the Times of London on May 1, 2005. The Downing Street Memo created a storm in the international press but was suppressed in most US media. If the allegations are true they may lead to impeachment proceedings against George W. Bush.
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David Ray Griffin: 9-11 and the American Empire, how should religious people respond (two parts)

NOTE: This is the same talk that was already broadcast twice on C-Span – where it caused a sensation.
David Ray Griffin takes a critical look at the official 9/11 Commission Report. Professor Griffin argues that “omissions and distortions” in the report amount to a cover-up by government officials and says that the available evidence suggests that the Bush administration was complicit in the 9/11 attacks. Professor Griffin covers topics he says have been inadequately answered by the commission. These include questions surrounding the failure of fighter planes to intercept the hijacked planes, failure to admit that the FBI had information in advance about the attacks, and the behavior of President Bush and his Secret Service detail following notification that a [ . . . ]

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The War On Freedom – Why And How America was attacked on September 11 – with Nafeez Ahmed

Why were no planes were sent up to intercept the hijacked planes, what about insider trading, who was Mohammed Atta? What did the Bush administration know about the 9/11 attack and when did they know it? Here are some answers.
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed is the executive director of the British based Institute for Policy Development research. His book is the most comprehensive effort yet to explore the many strange suspicious and inexplicable occurrences that took place in the US and around the world  in the days, months and decade leading up to the 9/11 attacks. NOTE: Phone interview.
Reach Mr. Ahmed at < >
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Mike Ruppert – Crossing The Rubicon

On the eve of the publication of his new book, Crossing the Rubicon, Mike Ruppert spoke at the prestigious San Francisco Commonwealth Club. His research, laid out on 600 pages and supported by over 1000 footnotes, shows that members of the Bush administration knew about the impending attack of 9-11 and helped them succeed. Ruppert describes war games that were conducted on the same day as the WTC attacks with the same scenario, leading the FAA and NORAD to question whether what they saw on their screens was a game or reality.
In part one of the program, Ruppert investigates the motive for the creation of a new Pearl Harbor, i.e. the dwindling supplies of oil; in part two he names [ . . . ]

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INTERNATIONAL INQUIRY INTO 9-11: 13 Program Radio Series

9-11 UNANSWERED QUESTION – 13 Program Radio Series
You can NOW order the complete Radio Series on 9-11
code 911SERIESCD: To order SEVEN 60 minute CDs click here: $50.00
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CD or Tape ONE Opening Press Conference
and Gray Brechin: 9-11 In The Context of War
With Carol Brouillet/ Nicholas Levis/ Bill Douglas/ Michael Ruppert/ Nafeez Ahmed/ Ellen Mariani / Phil Berg/ Riva Enteen & Barry Zwicker. This press conference is a perfect introduction into the issues of grassroots activism, loss of liberties, critiques of specific issues such as the failure to scramble airplanes, and a chance to meet some of the most interesting presenters at the conference.
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Gore Vidal in conversation with Lewis Lapham: Understanding America’s Terrorist Crisis

One of America’s most famous novelists, playwrights and essayists had problems publishing his most recent book: Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, how we got to be so hated.  The Federation of American Scientists has catalogued nearly two hundred military incursions since 1945 in which the United States has been the aggressor. Vidal quotes from this list. He spoke at a belated book release event in San Francisco on terrorism, Timothy McVeigh, the Patriot Act and the Bush administration.  Could it be, he says, that the greatest victim of the September 11 terror attack will be American liberty?
The conversation between Gore Vidal and Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper’s Magazine, was sponsored by the Independent Institute. < >
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Cynthia McKinney, Peter Camejo and Mike Ruppert – Confronting Empire

What are the most urgent issues of our time? How to confront Empire?
This is a personal, very honest, moving and sometimes funny talk about the Bush administration, 9/11, the Democratic Party and voting for the lesser of two evils, and regime change abroad AND at home.
The former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was the honored speaker. She once represented the poor, mostly African American 4th district of Georgia. She was defeated in the 2002 democratic primary after asking what the administration knew prior to 9/11. She was also a critic of the policies of Israel towards the Palestinians. Supporters of Israel openly targeted her for defeat and financially supported her conservative opponent.
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In Times of War Who Dies and Who Makes a Killing? Dick Cheney and Halliburton

Thousands of employees of Halliburton, Vice President Cheney’s former company are working alongside American troops in Kuwait and Turkey under a package deal worth close to a billion dollars. This report by Pratab Chatterjee is tracing the history of Halliburton. Chatterjee is an investigative journalist. Read his articles on < >
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Emperors in the Jungle
The hidden presence of US chemical weapons in Panama
“Regime Change” in Panama in 1989 is not the only parallel to the war on Iraq. The US used and tested biological and chemicals weapons in Panama and left behind 2 tons of VX nerve agents when it finally vacated the Canal Zone in 1999. Now the US [ . . . ]

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IMPEACH President George W. Bush by Professor Francis Boyle

Professor Boyle was trained in the same Ph.D. program at Harvard that produced Henry Kissinger. However he chose to become a nationally respected expert on international law. He is tenured professor at the University of Illinois College of Law and a consultant to Amnesty International.
He has drafted six articles of impeachment of President George W. Bush, similar to those introduced by the late Representative Henry Gonzales against Bush senior at the beginning of the Gulf War. He added as an impeachable offense the efforts of the current administration to suspend constitutionally guaranteed rights, build a police state, and prepare to use the military against the American people. (I interviewed Professor Francis Boyle by phone on January 24, 2003). (45 minutes)
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