Thursday, August 29, 2013

Investigate the Death of Dan Markingson

Psychiatric research abuse and failures of human subject protection.The slow torture of Mary Weiss                                                                                                          >Report<                       

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I Have a Dream Speech Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington

August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C.

When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"                                                                              >to listen<

Martin Luther King, "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam"

Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. against the "triple evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism." Audio.

This speech was released by Black Forum records, a subsidiary of Motown, and went on to win a Grammy (in 1972, according to Wikipedia, in 1970, according to Grammy website) for the Best Spoken Word Recording.

Excerpts of a Sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967.                                                                                                  >Click here to listen<

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Imagine | Playing For Change

In the beginning of 2010 the Playing For Change crew began work on a new Song Around the World, John Lennon's "Imagine." It has been an amazing year of production, taking the crew from the favelas of Brazil to the shrines of southern India, from villages in Nepal to the glittering urban landscape of Tokyo and New York, and beyond.
>sing along join the harmony<

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Remembering Dr. Bob Bowman, 1934-2013

We just lost a political and military leader whose greatness far surpassed that of all of our post-World War II presidents and generals combined. And many of us in the 9/11 truth and peace movements have lost a friend – a kind and generous man we could completely trust.

USAF Col. Robert M. Bowman, Ph.D. passed away last night at his Florida home. I just spoke with his wife Maggie, who asks that condolences and inquiries about services be sent to Phil Restino of Veterans for Peace: RestinoP(at)

Dr. Bob Bowman somehow combined genius-level intelligence (his CalTech Ph.D. was in rocket science) with compassion, spirituality, charisma, and uncommon common sense.  If the USA were a meritocracy, he would have been elected President.      

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Vietnam War Hearing: John Kerry Testimony - Vietnam Veterans Against the War (1971)

John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. He served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1985 to 2013, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.                                                                     The son of an Army Air Corps veteran, Kerry was born in Aurora, Colorado. He attended boarding school in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and went on to graduate from Yale University class of 1966, where he majored in political science and became a member of the influential Skull and Bones secret society. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1966, and during 1968--1969 served an abbreviated four-month tour of duty in South Vietnam as officer-in-charge (OIC) of a Swift Boat. For that service, he was awarded combat medals that include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts. Securing an early return to the United States, Kerry joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War in which he served as a nationally recognized spokesman and as an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War. He appeared before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs where he deemed United States war policy in Vietnam to be the cause of "war crimes."               >John Kerry's Testimony <

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Creepy! First TV Commercial Shown After JFK Assassination

Friday, August 16, 2013
The mesmerizing mass media have conditioned public opinion. Are we all victims of mass-level trauma-based mind control?

Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton
Activist Post


Con·spir·a·cy [kuhn-spir-uh-see] noun, plural con·spir·a·cies.

1. the act of conspiring.
2. an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot.
3. a combination of persons for a secret, unlawful, or evil purpose: He joined the conspiracy to overthrow the government.
4. Law. an agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime, fraud, or other wrongful act.          >watch and listen<

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Murdering the Wretched of the Earth

By Chris Hedges

Radical Islam is the last refuge of the Muslim poor. The mandated five prayers a day give the only real structure to the lives of impoverished believers. The careful rituals of washing before prayers in the mosque, the strict moral code, along with the understanding that life has an ultimate purpose and meaning, keep hundreds of millions of destitute Muslims from despair. The fundamentalist ideology that rises from oppression is rigid and unforgiving. It radically splits the world into black and white, good and evil, apostates and believers. It is bigoted and cruel to women, Jews, Christians and secularists, along with gays and lesbians. But at the same time it offers to those on the very bottom of society a final refuge and hope. The massacres of hundreds of believers in the streets of Cairo signal not only an assault against a religious ideology, not only a return to the brutal police state of Hosni Mubarak, but the start of a holy war that will turn Egypt and other poor regions of the globe into a caldron of blood and suffering.

The only way to break the hold of radical Islam is to give its followers a stake in the wider economy, the possibility of a life where the future is not dominated by grinding poverty, repression and hopelessness. If you live in the sprawling slums of Cairo or the refugee camps in Gaza or the concrete hovels in New Delhi, every avenue of escape is closed. You cannot get an education. You cannot get a job. You do not have the resources to marry. You cannot challenge the domination of the economy by the oligarchs and the generals. The only way left for you to affirm yourself is to become a martyr, or shahid. Then you will get what you cannot get in life—a brief moment of fame and glory. And while what will take place in Egypt will be defined as a religious war, and the acts of violence by the insurgents who will rise from the bloodied squares of Cairo will be defined as terrorism, the engine for this chaos is not religion but the collapsing economy of a world where the wretched of the earth are to be subjugated and starved or shot. The lines of battle are being drawn in Egypt and across the globe. Adli Mansour, the titular president appointed by the military dictator of Egypt, Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi, has imposed a military-led government, a curfew and a state of emergency. They will not be lifted soon.
>Rest of Chris Hedges story<

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The myth of the "good war"

On this 68th anniversary of the use
of atomic weapons on Nagasaki, regardless
of what else is going on, we could not
fail to mark the occasion.

This is one of the best talks you'll ever
hear on war, its roll in American history
and its roll in human life.

It's by the late, great historian and author Howard
Zinn, who himself was a combat vet in WW II, a
bombardier who came to greatly regret his
involvement in the so-called "Good War."

Deeply thought provoking and worth your
>Howard Zinn's presentation<

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tracking Doctors Who Torture

Published on Aug 7, 2013

When graphic photos of Iraqi prisoners collared to dog leashes and strung up with electrical wires went public in 2004, all Dr. Steven Miles could wonder was, "Where were the doctors?" A professor of Medicine and Bioethics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Miles has spent the past decade trying to answer his own question — investigating doctors who participate in torture, and attempting to bring them to account.

Miles has become a leading international voice against the unethical and illegal involvement of doctors in torture — including American doctors — and an expert witness in high-profile torture prosecutions. He is the author of many academic papers on the subject, as well as the book, "Oath Betrayed: America's Torture Doctors." Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh praised that 2009 book, calling it "the most devastating and detailed investigation into a question that has remained a no-no in the current debate on American torture in George Bush's war on terror: the role of military physicians, nurses and other medical personnel. Dr. Miles writes in a white rage, with great justification—but he lets the facts tell the story."

Dr. Miles' most recent anti-torture effort is the Doctors Who Torture Accountability Project, a web site intended to bring attention to physicians around the globe who are culpable in acts of torture. Using an interactive world map, Dr. Miles has placed color-coded pins on countries that have systematically punished doctors abetting torture, and highlighted the nations that have only prosecuted a handful of "token" bad actors or who have not taken any action against medical professionals involved in torture.

> Dr. Steven Miles interview<

Medea Benjamin

Co-founder, CODEPINK: Women for Peace

10 Ways to Reduce the Threat of Terrorist Attacks on Americans
This 10-point plan would significantly reduce terrorist threats, save taxpayers billions of dollars and make Americans more loved and admired in the world. After a decade of wielding the military stick, it's time for some carrots.

Medea Benjamin, cofounder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange, is author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.
>10-point plan <

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

America's Forgotten War: A Series Overview

Nearly four decades ago, President Richard Nixon launched the war on drugs. In 1969 he declared, "Winning the battle against drug abuse is one of the most important, the most urgent national priorities confronting the United States today."

That battle has been waged through seven White House administrations; in recent years, experts estimate the costs have run close to $40 billion annually. It's been fought overseas, with programs to eradicate coca and heroin production in Latin America and Asia, and efforts to interdict drugs as they are smuggled into the country over land, sea and air. It's been fought on American streets, with a law-enforcement crackdown that has resulted in nearly a half-million imprisonments over the last few decades. And it's been fought in countless U.S. communities with programs to educate, prevent and treat abuse.
>more of the report<


We are all one, We can work together, striving to live in harmony with all our natural surroundings. We will gather on Wednesday evenings here on Blog talk radio. We can We will We must restore harmony to humanity.          >Spirituality Podcasts<

Sunday, August 4, 2013

"War on Drugs" is a American Myth

 Can Psychiatry “Re-Engage” with Pharma?                                                                                                  Sandra Steingard, M.D.

August 4, 2013

On August 1, Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D., the current President of the American Psychiatric Association,  wrote an open letter to Psychiatry News asking whether is was time for psychiatry to “re-engage with pharma”.

Dr. Lieberman asserts that although there are problems with the way the public perceives drug companies, he thinks it is time for psychiatry to re-evaluate  its connections to the industry.  He reports on a recent meeting of the American Psychiatric Foundation Corporate Advisory Council with representatives of 14 pharmaceutical companies.  He states these representatives “desired re-engagement with physicians and researchers, and most importantly, they understood that all such interactions must be transparent, rigorously monitored, and without conflict of interest.” It is clear from Dr. Lieberman’s post that this desire is mutual.                                                                                                                       

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war. We do not want a war. We do not now expect a war. This generation of Americans has already had enough — more than enough — of war and hate and oppression. We shall be prepared if others wish it. We shall be alert to try to stop it. But we shall also do our part to build a world of peace where the weak are safe and the strong are just. We are not helpless before that task or hopeless of its success. - John F. Kennedy