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Scott Horton & Jesselyn Radack on DOJ Abuses, Failures and Injustices and the "Consigliere" who's Brought the DOJ to its Lowest Point In Years... and how to still nail John Yoo A three way conversation between Jesselyn Radack, Scott Horton and Rob Kall on the horrific actions and policies of the DOJ and the one person who's brought the DOJ to an historic low.

Don Laferty new media for writers, authors, publishers and everyone else

Don Lafferty donaldlafferty.com is a full time new media/ social media consultant, primarily to major publishers and authors. In this podcast he shares a wealth of priceless information.

Greg Palast: kvetcher in the rye talking about America's lost innocence, in light of the death of JD Salinger, how investigative journalists are catchers in the rye-- talking about haiti and a wide range of topics-- my best interview with Greg yet. The interview starts 40 seconds into the recording

Noam Chomsky An interview with Noam Chomsky, on Martin Luther King's birthday, a few days after the Haitian earthquake, I interview Dr. Chomsky with the help of civil rights attorney Paul Hetznecker. We talk about haiti, civil disobedience, bottom up, MLK, police repression, power and more.

Intvw w David Mathison Author, Be The Media-- the bible for tapping the power of the new media and old media . a great interview exploring how the media is changing and how to tap the power of the new media tools.

Rabbi Waskow Will Potter - Avatar, Ecology, Ecoterrorism The Erosion of The First Amendment
Rabbi Arthur Waskow, world respected as a peace leader will talk about Avatar and Ecology. Will Potter is an award-winning journalist who has become a leading authority on "eco-terrorism," the environmental and animal rights movements, and civil liberties post 9/11. He created the news service GreenIsTheNewRed.com, where he reports on the Green Scare. link to audio download now added.Pott

Daniel Ellsberg; Obama's Deception, on his 70+ Arrests... an enlightening interview with a venerable American hero.

Jeff Sharlet, Author, THE FAMILY,
While most TV shows give Jeff 2-5 minutes, we spent over an hour together, discussing THE FAMILY in depth

David Swanson on Civil Disobedience; We're Talking about Civil Disobedience, getting arrested as a Protester... a comment on the show;The purpose of civil disobedience is to upset the status quo and wake up the public to act. It is "moral jujitsu". No longer will the real "death panels" i.e. the for profit health insurance companies, be able to conduct business as usual because we are putting the spot light on them. We, as Obama has said: "are calling them out." Not everybody should be arrested at the same time. Some have to call

Mega Hit Producer Mike Medavoy on How Movies & Media Affect USA's Relationship with the World
Uber producer Mike Medavoy discusses how movies and American media are playing a major role, and always have-- in how the US reaches out to, affects and causes responses by the rest of the world. We're talking about soft diplomacy. He's a fount of information and a Hollywood legend. poke about his book, American Idol in Iraq, about role of new American media, film industry in the 21st century and a globalized world.

Cyril Wecht and John McTiernan Prosecutorial abuse by Bush/Rove Appointed, Supervised DOJ Attorneys
world renowned medical examiner Cyril Wecht, who is also a victim of Rove-vetted and guided DOJ attorney prosecutorial abuse,- John McTiernan, director of Diehard 1 & 3, who recently directed produced the video, The Political Prosecutions of Karl Rove (watch it free online-- and if you haven't seen it, you absolutely must,)

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DAPHNE WYSHAM climate change- how to respond to global warming deniers, when they point to snow
Daphne, a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, hosts the radio show, earthbeatradio.org We talked about how reality-based humans can deal with global warming denialists.

Thom Hartmann Threshold Book, Sociopath Cancer CEOs
Thom Hartmann talks about his new book, THRESHOLD, and describes how he's concluded that it literally takes a sociopath to be a CEO of a major transnational company.

Amar Bhide Break Up The Fed
After reading an Op-Ed by Amar Bhide in the Wall Street Journal, where he advocated breaking up the Federal Reserve Bank, I invited him on the show to talk about it.

Derrick Jensen What we leave behind
Derrick Jensen talks about his book WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND. and yuk, we leave some pretty disgusting and surprising stuff behind. Fascinating

Wendell Potter Cigna Exec on health reform
Wendell Potter gives a great overview of the problems Americans face in dealing with the corporate vampires that call themselves health insurers.

Steven R M Covey TRUST
Talking about his book, Speed of Trust, tying it to bottom up Trust plays an essential role in getting things done, making things happen. It is like a lubricant.

Barry Schwartz After he gave his TED talk on Wisdom that went viral
Barry Schwartz recently spoke at the TED conference on the loss of Wisdom, on the failure of incentives and what we need to replace them. I interviewed him about Wisdom and the GOP approach to government and taxes, about Bobby Jindall, on Wisdom and Happiness and more.

david ray griffin
Interview with David Ray Griffin, answering questions about the evidence for the real answers to what happened on 911

Howard Zinn and Dorothy Fadiman
Rob Kall Radio Show Tonight: Howard Zinn and Dorothy FadimanTonight, on Rob Kall Radio, we'll start with Howard Zinn, famed author of People's History of the United States. Howard Zinn is a national treasure whose approach to history should be taught in every school in America. If you don't know his work, be sure to tune in or download the interview later.Following Howard Zinn, OEN Election Integrity Editor Joan Brunwass

Riane Eisler author Chalice and the Blade, Real Wealth of Nations
author of Chalice and Blade, Real Wealth of Nations-- a great conversation


Rob Kall,

Latest Headlines

By Linda Milazzo
A massive 8.8 "GREAT" earthquake, reported by live broadcast from Chile, hit approximately 60 kilometers from Concepcion, the nation's second largest city with a metropolitan population of 670,000 at approximately 3:34AM local Chilean time. The closest town to the quake epicenter is Maule.

By Dave Lefcourt
Could the Far Right Be Incited to Go From Raucousness to Violence?
Ever since last summers town hall "meetings" descended into rowdy "shout downs" by aggrieved and often incoherent right "wing nuts", there persists a nagging uneasiness that their verbal diatribe (vituperation?) could be incited and turn into physical violence.

By Michael McCray
ACORN Whistleblower / Anita Mailroom MonCrief
Self-proclaimed ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief is not who she proclaims, or is portrayed to be. That is an ACORN insider with high-level information who courageously blew the whistle on ACORN. But perhaps the most damning realization comes in court filed pleading by Anita MonCrief herself in her answer to Project Vote's $5 Million lawsuit against her Case No. 09-cv-01109 and her vendetta against Fox News Host Glenn Beck.

By Joel S. Hirschhorn
Pharmaceutical Pillage
Corporate greed and pillage keep surfacing with the diabetes drug Avandia just the latest death blow to Americans. Toyota car owners also have much to be stressed about. Better government not less government is the critical need.

By J. Edward Tremlett
POW! BIFF! Birther! Batman on Joseph Farah's retraction demand.

A missing Birth Certificate? A costumed questioner? A lawsuit against a news magazine for stating the obvious? Has the world gone mad? Or does Joseph Farah need to go to Arkham Aslysum for a nice, long nap?

By Rabbi Brian Walt
Sheikh Jarah: Even in the Rain and the Cold, we will stand againt Facism

Just returned from the demo at Sheikh Jarah. Shabbat Shalom, May it inspire us to justice and peace,

By Herbert Calhoun
Comparing Obama to Disraeli
A review of Andre Maurois' book "Disraeli" using it as a basis for comparing Benjamin Disraeli and Barack Obama

Temple Grandin: Helping the animals we can't save

While we at PETA would prefer that no animals be killed for food, we won't ignore the horrors of factory farms and slaughterhouses just because we wish that they didn't exist.

By David Swanson
Tangled Up in Yoo
One victim standin' at the side of his cell

By Douglas Drenkow
The President Calls the GOP Bluff.
In his dramatic, historic, seven-plus-hour summit yesterday with both Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate -- televised for all the world to see -- President Obama remained true to his reputation and convictions, and thus our cause: better, more affordable health care for more Americans.

By thepen
The False Health Debate: Shall We Be Forced To Buy Corporate Insurance By Law . . . Or By Necessity?

By the time you read the next couple paragraphs the veil will be lifted from your eyes and you will finally understand what is really going on with the health care "debate", which up to this point has been a total fraud on the American people.

By Bruce K. Gagnon

The US is turning the right-wing South Korean government into a tool to help militarily surround China...

By Don Smith
Obama, Democrats playing into Republicans' hands
My response to a local conservative journalist: Until Obama and Democrats nationwide turn decisively against conservative rhetoric and policies, the people will continue to get the short end of the stick.

By Douglas Drenkow
The President Calls the GOP Bluff.
In his dramatic, historic, seven-plus-hour summit yesterday with both Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate -- televised for all the world to see -- President Obama remained true to his reputation and convictions, and thus our cause: better, more affordable health care for more Americans.

By Kent Welton
Lousy-Faire Economics - On The Perversion of Economy, Democracy And Statehood
In economics, Laissez-Faire means allowing industry to be free of state intervention, especially restrictions in the form of tariffs and government monopolies. The phrase literally means "let it be" or "leave it alone."

By David Sirota
Glenn Beck Finally Admitted His Great Desire: To 'Eradicate' Progressives
We owe Beck gratitude for using his keynote address to CPAC to so frankly outline what the conservative movement has become -- and why it repulses so many Americans. To wild applause, he labeled this alleged tumor of "community" the supposedly evil "progressivism" -- and he told disciples to "eradicate it" from the nation.

By Mark Crispin Miller
NYTimes comes out against ES&S
The problem is that elections have been privatized,whether it's 1 company or 4,or 6,that runs the show--and "a show"is all it is,because that company & all its peers,deploy a wholly non-transparent,easily manipulated electronic system,which makes it quite impossible for anyone to tell if the results of our elections are legitimate or not.(Those companies are not honest brokers but intensely partisan right-wing Rep concerns.)

Latest Articles

By OilGuy
Tide Turns As Kurds Push For Oil Law Amid South's Sudden Bright Future

While the Iraqi government has made overtures to its Kurdish counterpart in the north to end an oil standoff, much remains in doubt without an actual law keeping the industry in check - rules which this time the Kurds are pressing for rather than Baghdad.

By Mamoon Alabbasi
Gaza's Untold Story

A book review of Ramzy Baroud's latest book "My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story" (Pluto Press, London: 2010).

By Ishmael1
Jury Duty For All. A Manifesto For Real Representative Government
A Manifesto For Reclaiming Citizen Control Of Government.

By robert dodge
U.S. nuclear policy: the way forward
The Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) to be released in March '2010 sets forth future U.S. policy on the role nuclear weapons play in our security. Getting to "zero" demands a rethinking of our current policy.

By Monika Mitchell
Buyer Beware: Consumer Finance
A Law of One's Own Consumer Protection Laws began in earnest in the 1960s and continue to this day. This week marks a major advance in credit card reform. Yet the financial industry practices that created the ongoing recession remain unregulated. Frustrated consumers want to know why and what can be done. GoodB Blogger Monika Mitchell takes a look.

By Suzana Megles
Betrayal of the Wild Horse Annie Act of 1971
If you care about the Wild Horses of the West and see them as part of our national heritage, then please read this. They are in peril.

By Bahija Reghai
Canada: Women's Programs Religiously Axed
The Canadian Christian Morality Police and its allies within the government instrumental in Canadian policy changes: women's projects are axed and funds for organizations working in the ME are cut.

By Merle Savage
Exxon's Collateral Damaged

A wake up call to We The People. We have to act immediately to take control from corporations and give the power to We The People.


By Ludwik Kowalski
Proletarian Dictatorship Laboratory
Communism is not Stalinism, they often say. But data from the first implementation of proletarian dictatorship are worth examining (instead of ignoring).

By Ray McGovern
Iran Captures a 'Good' Terrorist
The Iranian government is celebrating the capture of Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of a violent group called Jundullah (Arabic for Soldiers of God), which Tehran says is a terrorist organization supported by the United States, Great Britain and Israel.

By George Washington
America the Beautiful is Turning into America the Barbarian
Stop torturing, darnit!

By Jason Leopold
National Archives, Watchdog Demand DOJ Probe Destruction of John Yoo's Emails
most of "Yoo's email records" as well as "Philbin's email records from July 2002 through August 5, 2002 - the time period in which the Bybee Memo was completed and the Classified Bybee Memo ... was created" were deleted and "reportedly" not recoverable.

By Scott Beckman
What's the Backup Plan?
The prospect of dire economic catastrophe warrant the special attention of a civic-minded donor willing to fund a think tank initiative to prepare America for a Second Great Depression.

By Allen L Roland
Tech Support / From Dark Ages To Present
Where would we be in this Internet age without Tech Support ~ but every advancement in communication has had the same need. Imagine the dramatic shift from reading scrolls to reading books, without Tech support : Allen L Roland

By Race-Talk
Will the new jobs bill help hardest hit areas?
Given the Kirwan Institute's experience in tracking the impact of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and other federal relief programs, we are concerned that the new jobs bill will not help those communities or states in greatest need.

By Jim Hightower
Americans Rise Up Against the Supreme Court Decision to Create Corporate Frankensteins
The five court corporatists seemed to think that their sneak attack on America's democratic ideals would be meekly accepted by the public. Hardly.

By Kanuk
Nudity and Violence, What's Wrong with this Picture?

A brief exploration of the ridiculousness of what is considered appropriate on prime time and what is not.

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Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) Says "Tough Shit" to Those About to Lose Unemployment Benefits
Hey, maybe the people of Kentucky could get together and find a way to vote this moron out of office next time he comes up for what he thinks must be a Coronation.

Fidel's Reflections of the Bolivarian Revolution and the Caribbean

This article is in the February 8, 2010, International Edition of Granma. Fidel Castro Ruz was President of Cuba throughout the first fifty-five years of the immoral, illegal and continuing United States embargo of the island.

American Military Policy and the War on Terrorism by Karen Kwiatkowski
This speech was part of a panel sponsored by the Future of Freedom Foundation, Campaign for Liberty and the Ladies of Liberty Alliance (LOLA) held on February 20th at the 2010 CPAC. The panel presentation was titled "Why Real Conservatives Are Against the War on Terror."

GOP Senate race grows heated over Israel
Rivals in the race for the Republican nomination are questioning whether former Rep. Tom Campbell is sufficiently supportive of Israel. Not the United States -- but Israel.

Will Foreign Drones One Day Attack the U.S.?

At least 40 other countries--from Belarus and Georgia to India, Pakistan, and Russia--have begun to build, buy, and deploy unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, showcasing their efforts at international weapons expos ranging from the premier Paris Air Show to smaller events in Singapore and Bahrain.

Porter Stansberry: This is one of the biggest Wall Street frauds ever

Goldman Sachs, Stansberry reveals, pulled off the equivalent of taking out a huge life insurance policy on your spouse and then murdering him or her and collecting on it. Go to jail time.

Democrats pull provision on penalizing intel personnel for interrogation methods
The House approved an intelligence agency bill Friday after Democratic leaders hastily removed a provision that would have imposed prison sentences for personnel using "cruel, inhuman and degrading" interrogation techniques.

Patriot Act Extended for Another Year
Lacking the necessary 60-vote super majority, Democratic leaders settled on a one-year extension of expiring surveillance and seizure provisions of the USA Patriot Act. They tossed aside curbs - and greater scrutiny - on government authority agreed to by the Senate Judiciary Committee in October after spirited debate.

"We the corporations"
We the People reject the US Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United, and move to amend our Constitution to: * Firmly establish that money is not speech,and that human beings,not corporations,are persons entitled to constitutional rights.* Guarantee the right to vote and to participate, and to have our votes and participation count.* Protect local communities, their economies,and democracies against illegitimate "preemption"

Blackwater likely to receive Afghan contract

Blackwater is likely to get a Defense Department-issued contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars to train and mentor Afghan police. The only competing bid for the contract, submitted by Northrop with MPRI, has been disqualified.

Dems Say The Public Option Votes Are Not There - "Take the Damn Vote Now"
The public should have the constitutional "right to know" who supports a "Robust" Public Option plan now, and who does not, so that voters will know if they should remain in politics or not. Not to do so, would deprive our American Citizen's from exercising their "Freedom of Choice" in choosing their desired political representative's in regard to their job performance in the next election.

Rwanda: grenade attacks in Kigali, arrest and assassination threats
On Feb. 19, grenades exploded at a bus station, a restaurant, and a building site in Kigali, Rwanda, in the tense run up to Rwanda's 2010 presidential election on August 9th. Opposition candidates reported threats of arrest and assassination.

Citi to Reshape Its Board as 3 Directors Stand Down
Citigroup on Friday said it planned to reshape its board, nominating the former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo as a director. C. Michael Armstrong, the former chief executive of AT&T and the firm's longest-serving director, and Anne Mulcahy, the chairman of Xerox, will not stand for re-election. Citigroup previously disclosed that John M. Deutch, former CIA director, would also decline to seek reappointment.

Missing the Tea Party - Opinionator Blog
Fueling the Citizens United storm, it would appear, are the winds of populism. And given the widespread public distaste for bailouts and bonuses, the court's timing was awkward, to say the least. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and the four others in the majority -- Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. -- now look like the only friends that corporate America has left

Parallels of Conquest, Past and Present

Like William the Conqueror who ignored the English battlefield dead, the US government has not identified -" nor even made a good-faith effort to estimate -" the number of Iraqis and Afghanis who have been killed. By suppressing the human toll, the war still can be sold as benefiting the Iraqi people. The reality of their intense suffering, however, is much different from the generally positive image that US propagandists seek

Former DOJ-ers Doubtful On Missing Yoo Emails Story

OPR has not said how hard it pushed for Yoo's emails. If the emails were genuinely unrecoverable, the Justice Department would likely face questions about its record-keeping systems, since federal law requires that such records be maintaine

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