domingo, 20 de dezembro de 2015

Steven Hill, author of "Raw Deal" - Seattle, Dec 7, 2015

Steven Hill, "Fixing the American Workforce", December 7, 2015 at Town Hall Seattle!

"Uber, TaskRabbit, Airbnb, and other companies are putting capitalist ventures in the hands of the consumer–but how much do these companies really benefit American workers? According to veteran journalist Steven Hill (Europe’s Promise), the answer is not at all. Hill argues that, more than anything, these new tech-based, easy-money, sharing enterprises are doing great harm. Raw Deal outlines the “runaway capitalism” behind these programs and the disastrous results that could occur if they’re allowed to continue unchecked. He’ll share his solutions–both for public policy and our broken economic structure–and what it will take to shift away from the sharing economy. "

Propaganda Games: Sesame Credit - The True Danger of Gamification - Extra Credits

China has gamified being an obedient citizen with the creation of Sesame Credit. The game links to your social network and gives you a score for doing things that the government approves of, but it also reduces that score for doing things the government disapproves of. Even your friends' scores affect your own, and being friends with people who have a low score will drag your score down as well. This insidious system applies social pressure on people to ostracize their friends with lower scores, either forcing those friends to change their ways or effectively quarantining their rebellious ideas. While many sci-fi visions of a dystopian future have centered around a bleak government that controls through fear, Sesame Credit shows us that a government can use gamification and positive reinforcement to be just as controlling. And it's real. While currently the system is opt-in, the government plans to make it mandatory in 2020. Once mandatory, it may give rewards for good scores or penalties for bad ones. And in the meantime, making it opt-in has already set the tone for the game: people participate willingly, so they find it fun, and they set a very high standard for what the "average" score should be. Already people have begun sharing their scores on social media.

Sesame Credit: China's Creepy New Social Engineering Experiment


Coming soon to a New World Order near you: social credit! Earn points by behaving like the government wants you to behave! Get penalized if you don't act like a doubleplusgood citizen! What could be more fun? Join me for today's Thought For The Day as we discuss China's new Sesame Credit system and the gamification of your enslavement.

The Empire Files: Ralph Nader & Abby Martin on the Corporate Elections

On this week’s episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin interviews American political figure Ralph Nader about the 2016 presidential race—from the “Brown Shirt” Trump movement to “corporate criminal” Hillary Clinton—and the reality of who has power in America.

Known for his widely-popular presidential run in 2000, he also ran presidential campaigns against corporate power in 1996, 2004 and 2008.

A consumer advocate since the 1950’s, his work against auto industry giants forced the creation of mandated safety measures that saved millions of lives from for-profit auto production. His contributions span disability rights to exposing corporate pollution.

[[Visit for his weekly column and radio show.]]

sábado, 19 de dezembro de 2015

sexta-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2015

Dr. Stephanie Seneff : On Why The World Must Round-Up Glyphosate

MP3 & SHOW NOTES: This week we welcome Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, for an in-depth (and sometimes slightly technical) conversation on the subject of glyphosate, the world's most popular herbicide.

Marketed as Roundup by Monsanto, and most famously used in combination with Roundup Ready® GMO crops, glyphosate is officially considered to be of minimal risk to human beings when used as directed. But is that really true? After several years of research - drawing upon studies into the effects of glyphosate on animals, and persuasive statistical correlations between the increase in glyphosate usage and the upsurge in various human illnesses, most notably autism - Dr. Seneff reaches a conclusion very different from the official line: Glyphosate, she believes, is a major risk to human health and needs to be removed from our environment as soon as possible.

Acronym TV 2015 Year in Review: War, Protest and Politics

A look back on some of the biggest stories of 2015 from what to do about the threat of ISIS abroad and what to think of the San Bernardino mass shooting at home; from the unlikely rise of a socialist Senator from Vermont and the ugly reality of Donald Trump’s appeal; we will take a look at all of that and more in the Acronym TV 2015 year in review.

quinta-feira, 17 de dezembro de 2015

Michael Parenti "The Culture Struggle"

Michael Parenti is an American political scientist, historian, and cultural critic who writes on scholarly and popular subjects. He has taught at American and international universities and has been a guest lecturer before campus and community audiences.
This talk was recorded September 30, 2006 in San Diego, CA by Ralph Cole.
Published by, Boulder, CO

Dr. Daniele Ganser Interview : NATO's Secret Armies - Operation GLADIO

MP3 & SHOW NOTES: Our guest this week is Swiss historian Dr. Daniele Ganser, author of the seminal book NATO's Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in Western Europe, who joins us for a fascinating (though at times unsettling) conversation on the subject of Operation GLADIO.

Shortly after WWII a Europe-wide network of secret armies was organised under the aegis of NATO, tasked with providing military and intelligence resistance in the event of a feared Soviet invasion. Modelled on the resistance movements of the war years, many of these "stay behind" units remained faithful to their original mandate. But by the early 1960s - under the pressures of anti-communist politicking and flirtations with the Far Right - some of these groups began to morph into something more sinister, linking up with extreme right-wingers who carried out acts of false-flag terrorism, harassment of left-wing parties and coups d'état.

But was this morphing simply an unforseen consequence of the unaccountability and instability of the network itself? Or was it, at least in part, engineered by the very Anglo-American establishment which gave birth to the project in the first place? And to what extent, therefore, can such acts of terror be seen as manifestations of 'the strategy of tension', carried out by the State against its own citizens for the purposes of control at home and geopolitical gain abroad? (We also discuss: Operation Northwoods, the so-called War on Terror, 9/11 and the recent Charle Hebdo attacks.)

terça-feira, 15 de dezembro de 2015

The Taxcast: Edition 48, December 2015

We get some insights into the usually closed world of the wealth managers who serve the super rich. Also: on a par with Kissinger being awarded the Nobel Peace prize? We discuss the British Banker's Association getting one of their own into the Treasury, why Facebook's Mark Zuckergberg's $35 billion 'charity' pledge isn't what it seems, and the anonymous survey of accountants that reveals corruption is rife and the self-regulating profession can no longer be trusted. Plus more scandal and unique analysis.

Featuring: The Tax Justice Network director John Christensen, Associate Professor of Copenhagen Business School Brooke Harrington

Produced and presented by @Naomi_Fowler for the Tax Justice Network. Also available on iTunes.

"tax avoidance was really only the tip of the iceberg....really what Wealth Managers do extends much more generally to law avoidance in general and that creates problems of legitimacy for whole governments" Brooke Harrington

[In accountancy] "we have a level of professional integrity that is virtually non-existent...societies now need to protect themselves"
John Christensen

Days of Revolt - The Militarism of U.S. Diplomacy

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges and author Vijay Prashad
trace the acceleration of U.S. militarism since the collapse of the Soviet Union. They also discuss the nature of U.S. domination over global affairs, and the resulting consequences for not only the world, but also the U.S. itself. teleSUR

segunda-feira, 14 de dezembro de 2015

Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve


What is the Federal Reserve system? How did it come into existence? Is it part of the federal government? How does it create money? Why is the public kept in the dark about these important matters? In this feature-length documentary film, The Corbett Report explores these important question and pulls back the curtain on America's central bank.

domingo, 13 de dezembro de 2015

You Can't Handle The Paris False Flag TRUTH -- Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts joins me to discuss the absurdity of the Paris Attack which is playing out just as Dr. Roberts expected. Like 9/11, the Paris "ISIS attacks" are being used to destroy people's civil liberties in the name of "protecting them". It's the same worn out story propelled by the same CIA mockingbird media that's been in control since John F Kennedy was murdered by the deep state. When will humanity wake up?

The Economics of Revolution

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“Corruption, greed and economic inequality have reached a peak tipping point,” writes David Degraw. “Due to the consolidation of wealth, the majority of the population cannot generate enough income to keep up with the cost of living. In the present economy, under current government policy, 70% of the population is now sentenced to an impoverished existence.”

In this special 3rd anniversary of Occupy Wall St. edition of Acronym TV, David DeGraw sits down with Dennis Trainor, Jr.

David’s new book, The Economics of Revolution, is now available from

DeGraw, who is advocating for a guaranteed income for all US residents, states: “If people could just wrap their head around the fact that we have over $94 Trillion in wealth in the United States, I think we would have a revolution overnight. It has gotten to the point where it would only take 0.5% of the 1%’s wealth to eliminate poverty nationwide.”

About the guest |
David DeGraw is an author and an organizer. An early organizer with Occupy Wall Street, David is credited by many as starting the We Are the 99% meme that launched a movement. He is an independent investigative journalist. In February 2010, DeGraw published a book called “The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States of America.” The last section of the book was a call to action, using the concept of 99 percent of American income earners.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Interview with David Degraw – Author & Revolutionary Thinker

Lee Camp talks with ground-breaking author David Degraw, one of the earliest proponents for Occupy and the Worldwide Wave of Action. His revolutionary papers and books have inspired millions. Get more at

Chris Hedges: The Global Culture of Violence: What Is The Path to Peace and Justice?
Chris Hedges speaking at the Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture Charley Horwitz Platform. "The Global Culture of Violence: What Is The Path to Peace and Justice? Sept. 28, 2014.

The Empire Files: 'This Ship is Sinking' Says Former Bush Official

Abby Martin interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former national security advisor to the Reagan administration, who spent years as an assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations. Today, he is honest about the unfixable corruption inside the establishment and the corporate interests driving foreign policy.

Hear a rare insider's view of what interests are behind U.S. wars, the manipulation of intelligence, the intertwining of the military and corporate world, and why the U.S. Empire is doomed.

sábado, 12 de dezembro de 2015

No One Has the Right | Karl Widerquist | TEDxEducationCity

Who should own property? Karl Widerquist explores the new possibilities of wealth distribution.

He is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University - School of Foreign Service in Qatar, specializing in political philosophy. His research is mostly in the area of distributive justice—the ethics of who has what.

The Guaranteed Basic Income & the Libertarian Dilemma (w/ Karl Widerquist)

Visiting Associate Professor in Philosophy at Georgetown University-Qatar, Karl Widerquist explains how a Guaranteed Basic Income would work. The push for Basic Income in Europe. The different ways of delivering a basic income. Would Basic Income replace the welfare state? Reversing Welfare “reform” overcome poverty? The problem with Libertarian thinking. Why Libertarians are all about entitlement and privilege. Also How Libertarianism leads to feudalism….

canadian basic income pilot

Professor Evelyn Forget, University of Manitoba, Canada, visiting the Finnish Parliament 25.11.2014 where she presents her research on a Canadian basic income pilot project in the 1970s.
Evelyn’s article
Hosts were the Centre, Green and Left think tanks and the BIEN Finland basic income network.

Basic Income: Finland to Give Everyone $870/Month, Eliminate Welfare

--Finland will eliminate welfare and implement a basic income giving every citizen $870 per month

sexta-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2015

Chris Hedges - Wages of Rebellion

Chris Hedges talked about his book Wages of Rebellion, in which he looks at stories of rebels from around the world and throughout history to illuminate the causes of revolution and resistances. He also spoke about what it takes to be a rebel in modern times.

Why does the US have 800 military bases around the world?

The US has about 800 military bases in other countries, according to David Vine in his forthcoming book Base Nation. And it costs a lot of money to keep them open. Why are they there in the first place?

quinta-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2015

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts : TPP ("trade deals") & the New World Order

MP3 & SHOW NOTES: Dr. Roberts shares with us his analysis of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and other so-called "trade deals" such as TTIP and TiSA, and raises the question as to whether we are seeing, in these developments, the dawn of the New World Order.

"There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always—do not forget this, Winston—always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever." (Orwell, 1984)

(This is the second part of a longer interview that can be heard in full at the link below. Alternatively, here


Interview Notes:

The interview with David Malone (giving more detail about these international "trade deals") can be heard at the following link: TMR 077 : David Malone : Trade Deals and the Death of Democracy ( Alternatively, here (

The Sick Plan For World Domination [w/ Dr. Paul Craig Roberts]

Dr.Paul Craig Roberts
Interviewed By Julian Charles from TMR (The Mind Renewed)
Edited By John Massaria for UniBrowStudio Vision

quarta-feira, 9 de dezembro de 2015

Propaganda and Manipulation: How mass media engineers and distorts our perceptions

This is a video on the psychology of propaganda. Prof. Kroth reviews five major techniques for how American mass media manipulates and twists the view Americans have of their world. The seriousness of the distortion, and our progressive loss of contact with reality is dramatic. We are increasingly living inside a media-induced trance without knowing it. Children believe Ronald MacDonald is more real than Abraham Lincoln. From Coke to Carl's Jr., Hip-hop to the Iraq war, the role of subliminal propaganda in our lives is unveiled and exposed. This talk is based on Dr. Kroth's recent book, Duped! Delusion, Denial, and the end of the American dream (Genotype, 2013). More information at

Chris Hedges - Author of "Wages of Rebellion" & Remarks on the Attack on Paris

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by guest speakers, visiting parties, faculty, staff and students are those of the individuals and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Lone Star College-Kingwood and its employees.

The Lone Star College-Kingwood Center for Civic Engagement and Speaker's Bureau Present:

Wages of Rebellion by Chris Hedges with Remarks on the Attack on Paris

On "Wages of Rebellion" - This is an investigation of the social and psychological factors that cause revolution, rebellion, and resistance. In this overview of rebellion both past and present, Hedges’ message is clear: popular uprisings in the United States and around the world are inevitable in the face of environmental destruction and wealth polarization.

Author and columnist Chris Hedges was scheduled to speak about his new book, Wages of Rebellion. In light of the attacks on Paris, Mr. Hedges decided to refocus his talking points.

Chris Hedges is a columnist for Truthdig:

Video and Editing
Jose Vela Jr.
Courtesy of Lone Star College-Kingwood Media Services

Shlomo Sand, Dominique Vidal - Pourquoi la radicalisation d’Israël ?

Les Midis de l'iReMMO : Pourquoi la radicalisation d’Israël ?
Vendredi 9 octobre 2015

Rencontre avec :

- Shlomo Sand, professeur d’histoire contemporaine à l’université de Tel-Aviv. Après avoir étudié en Israël et à l’EHESS, Shlomo Sand a notamment publié en France Les Mots et la Terre. Les intellectuels en Israël (Fayard, 2006, Champs, 2010), Comment le peuple juif fut inventé (Fayard, 2009, Champs, 2010, prix Aujourd’hui) et Comment la terre d’Israël fut inventée (Flammarion 2012).

Son nouveau livre, Crépuscule de l’histoire vient de paraître aux éditions Flammarion.

Modération : Dominique Vidal, journaliste et historien.

Plus d'informations sur

Shlomo Sand : La construction politique du passé

Séance du 29 avril 2014

terça-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2015

Chris Hedges on What it Takes to be a Rebel in Modern Times

Best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges sits down with Ben Makuch at the Toronto VICE office to discuss what it takes to be a rebel in modern times. Hedges discusses his new book Wages of Rebellion, an investigation of the social and psychological factors that cause revolution, rebellion and resistance. From Wall Street corruption to why the elites in corporate media have eviscerated traditional investigative journalism, Hedges tries to make sense of the world we live in.

domingo, 6 de dezembro de 2015

The Empire Files - The U.S. School That Trains Dictators & Death Squads

On November 22, thousands gathered at the gates of Fort Benning, GA at the 25th annual protest of the School of the Americas to memorialize the tens of thousands of people who lost their lives at the hands of the U.S. Empire’s brutally repressive juntas it used to rule Latin America by force.

The dictators and death squad leaders, who committed acts of genocide, were trained within the gates of Fort Benning, at the School of the Americas – otherwise known as the “School Of Assassins.”

Abby Martin investigates this notorious school that is largely hidden from the American public; it’s crimes around the world, it’s star graduates, why it exists and the movement to shut it down.

Featuring interviews with School Of the Americas Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois and other SOAW leaders. [Follow @SOAWatch and visit for more info on the movement]

quarta-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2015

Ken O’Keefe’ "My voyage from US marine Gulf War veteran to human rights activist"

Open Mind Conference 2015. Ken O’Keefe’s original marine conservation work has been somewhat overshadowed by his non-violent, but fully confrontational work for human rights. He is an ex-US marine and Gulf War Veteran, who formally renounced his US citizenship in 2001.

O’ Keefe’s activities to date include founding Human Shield Action to Iraq (2003), serving as a captain on the first Free Gaza Mission (2008), surviving an Israeli attack on the ship Mavi Marmara (2010) and becoming Social Enterprise Managing Director of Aloha Palestine CIC and the Samouni Project.

O’ Keefe is a published author and lecturer who now holds Irish, Hawaiian and Palestinian citizenship, but his ultimate allegiance is to his ‘entire human family’ and ‘Planet Earth’. His style of activism is characterised by his involvement in disarming two Israeli commandos as nine of his fellow Mavi Marmara passengers were executed.

The Israeli military later claimed O’Keefe was a "terrorist operative of Hamas". O’Keefe has repeatedly stated that Israeli Mossad and its assets, along with traitorous elements within the US, are directly responsible for the ‘false flag’ 9/11 attacks.