2016

In 2016 I began focusing on climate change.

When the FBI Knocks on the Door – How the peace movement resisted FBI infiltration and accusations of terrorism

The largest deployment of FBI agents for a political case since the Counterintelligence Programs against the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Panthers, the American Indian Movement, and the Young Lords occurred on September 24, 2010. In a joint, national operation the FBI targeted homes and offices of people who had organized rallies against the post 9/11 wars. This time the accusation was “providing material support to foreign terrorist organizations”. In the end this giant and expensive FBI operation did not yield a single charge.
However the 2010 raids and the confiscated materials were used against two prominent activists who were affiliated with the peace movement: the Brown Berets co-founder Carlos Montez, and the Palestinian American Rasmea Odeh, leader [ . . . ]

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Bush Radio, Cape Town – South Africa’s First Community Radio Station

In celebration of World Radio Day and Black History Month 2016
This is a rebroadcast of an interview with Brenda Leonard, one of the founders of Bush Radio. When I met her in May 2009 in San Francisco she was on a US tour of community stations and gave presentations about the iconic, now world famous radio station that came out of the resistance movement against Apartheid.
Denied a license under the old Apartheid regime, Bush Radio went on the air illegally in 1993. Two broadcasters were arrested and the equipment confiscated. After the historic elections of 1994 the first broadcast licenses issued by the Mandela government were specifically for community broadcasters. In August 1995 Bush Radio began licensed broadcasts.
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World Radio Day 2016: Live Coverage of the Napa Earthquake in California

World Radio Day is an international annual celebration of radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever. Their February 2016 events are focused on emergency broadcasts. Here is a TUC Radio special documentary for the occasion. (The exact date is February 13)
This is part of the story of a community that has built their station in response to a devastating fire in their own signal area at the Point Reyes Peninsula – determined to be ready for the next emergency. KWMR in Point Reyes Station has been on the air since 1995 with a rich offering of music and public affairs. But – more than most other community radio stations they have built infrastructure, [ . . . ]

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The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the rise of America’s secret government, Questions and Answers (Part THREE)

When the US rose to world power after Word War II one man had incomparable influence: Allen Dulles – spokesperson and lawyer for Wall Street and the most powerful corporations, including members of the oil cartels.
Allen Dulles defined and helped build what became known as the secret government – and within that the CIA. David Talbot – in his book “The Devil’s Chessboard” – described how Dulles saw himself and the CIA as above the law, secretly pursuing policies that stood in clear contradiction to presidential or congressional mandates.
Here now is the conclusion – the question and answer period where one issue keeps coming up: How much of the post war secret state has survived – and how in many [ . . . ]

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The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the rise of America’s secret government, Part TWO

This is a conversation between two authors who dedicated their work to revealing the under-cover world of US politics. David Talbot is doing it here in the form of a real life spy thriller – The Devil’s Chessboard – a book that is more intriguing than current fiction. Peter Dale Scott calls the invisible government the Deep State and has written several books defining the term.
In this second part of their conversation Scott and Talbot begin with the aftermath of WWII where the future of war time intelligence services, and the future relations to the USSR and what became the Cold War, are being decided.
President Truman resisted the conversion of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) into the CIA. [ . . . ]

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The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the rise of America’s secret government, Part ONE

A conversation between the author, David Talbot, and Deep State analyst Peter Dale Scott.
In Talbot’s extraordinary new book, “The Devil’s Chessboard”, he explores Allen Dulles’ decade as the director of the CIA. With new material and never before heard interviews David Talbot shows that Dulles saw himself as above the law, manipulating and subverting American presidents. Talbot outlines how Allen Dulles pursued his personal interests and those of the wealthy elite he counted as his friends and clients.
In this Part ONE Talbot and Scott cover Dulles’ collusion with Nazi-controlled cartels and German war criminals; and how he targeted foreign leaders for assassination and removed, for example in Iran, nationalist governments not in line with his political aims.
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