Friday, April 30, 2010
"Free trade" mythbuster Ian Fletcher, David Ray Griffin Tour organizer Matt Naus on Truth Jihad Radio!
First hour: Since May Day is the original workers' holiday, why not celebrate it by busting the myth of "free trade" -- possibly the single biggest culprit behind the ongoing screwing of working people that has been accelerating over the past three decades? Listen, folks: I ran for Congress as a Libertarian, so if there's anyone who really wants to believe in free trade, it's me. But Ian Fletcher's book Free Trade Doesn't Work will convince anyone but the most hidebound acolyte of Ayn Rand that ideology and reality are two very different things. "Free trade" policies, alongside the deregulation of the financial sector, have wildly enriched a handful of oligarchs and their retainers, while decimating the economy and impoverishing the general population.
Interesting side-note: The preface to Fletcher's book is by my old pal Edward Luttwak, dean of the neocon strategists, whose 1969 book Coup d'Etat: A Practical Handbook was used as a step-by-step recipe by those who planned and carried out the coup d'etat of September 11th, 2001. After I told a journalist that Luttwak, or at least his book, was a 9/11 suspect, Luttwak shot back that I wasn't fit to clean the toilets at a major university, much less teach. I returned fire by eviscerating Luttwak's monumentally stupid op-ed claiming that Muslims are required by their faith to kill Obama. Now, oddly enough, we've finally found something to agree on: "free trade" sucks.
Second hour: Matt Naus, high-octane 9/11 truth activist and main organizer of the David Ray Griffin 2010 tour that is now underway. We'll discuss DRG's Friday night talk in Milwaukee, the progress of the 9/11 truth movement, and related topics.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Jeff Blankfort, pro-Palestinian activist, critic of Zionism, and long-time critic of Noam Chomsky. (We will be discussing Chomsky, with whom I had a brief run-in, among other topics.) Jeff forwarded me "this link to a recent response by Ali Abumimah and myself to Gnome Chumpsky [actually the chumps are those who subscribe to his disinformation campaign.]" http://palcast.org/2010/01/1356
Bio: "Jeffrey Blankfort was raised in a Jewish non-Zionist family. He produces radio programs on three stations and has written extensively on the Middle East. He was formerly the editor of the Middle East Labor Bulletin and co-founder of the Labor Committee of the Middle East. His photographs of the Anti-Vietnam War and Black Panthers Movements have appeared in numerous books and magazines. "In February 2002, he won a lawsuit against the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which was found to have had a vast spying operation directed against American citizens opposed to Israel’s policies in the Occupied West Bank and Gaza and to the apartheid policies of the government of South Africa and passing on information to both governments." -IfAmericansKnew.org
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Is holocaust revisionism legitimate? Thomas Dalton, Roberto Muehlenkamp, Andrew Mathis on Truth Jihad Radio!
Is holocaust revisionism making a legitimate contribution to historical debate? (I'm grabbing this third-rail topic mainly because it's a critically important free speech issue -- where else are people being jailed for their historical interpretations? See my blog post Dear Angela Merkel: How much do Raul Hilberg and I owe you?)
First hour: Thomas Dalton, author of Debating the Holocaust: A New Look at Both Sides, says yes. Dalton argues that there is a genuine and very important debate pitting the best of the scholarly revisionists -- including Arthur Butz, Germar Rudolf, and Robert Faurisson, among others -- against the proponents of the academic consensus view (the "traditionalists"). According to Dalton, the revisionists have marshaled strong arguments from evidence in questioning the consensus views of the number of Holocaust deaths, the modes of death, and the idea that these deaths were the result of a pre-planned, organized genocide campaign. And while the revisionists have had less success proposing an alternative version of what happened, Dalton argues, they are making progress toward that goal. According to Dalton, these revisionists agree that horrific mass deaths of Jews and others at the hands of the Nazis did occur; but they suggest that the original plan was to deport Jews not kill them, the number of deaths was closer to 500,000 than six million, and that there were few if any mass killings by gas chamber.
Second hour: Anti-revisionists say no, there is no such legitimate debate. We'll hear from Roberto Muehlenkamp of Holocaust Controversies and Andrew Mathis, who has been on my show before.
Bio for Dr. Mathis:
Dr. Andrew E. Mathis earned his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University in 2000 and currently teaches English and humanities at several universities in the Philadelphia area. He has been combating hatred on the Web since hosting one of the very first anti-hate Web pages as a graduate student. He has been affiliated with the Holocaust History Project and HateWatch and has published a book and several articles on literature, Holocaust history, music, finance, and hate-group activity, including an interview with former Aryan Nations Youth Recruiter Floyd Cochran for The Web magazine. He is currently also employed as a medical editor.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Guest: Mickey Huff, associate professor of history at Diablo Valley College, Director of Project Censored/Media Freedom Foundation, and co-editor of Censored 2010.
From Project Censored article "State Crimes Against Democracy" by Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff:
"New research in the journal American Behavioral Scientist (Sage publications, February 2010) addresses the concept of 'State Crimes Against Democracy (SCAD). Professor Lance deHaven-Smith from Florida State University writes that SCADs involve highlevel government officials, often in combination with private interests, that engage in covert activities for political advantages and power. Proven SCADs since World War II include McCarthyism (fabrication of evidence of a communist infiltration), Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (President Johnson and Robert McNamara falsely claimed North Vietnam attacked a US ship), burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist in effort to discredit Ellsberg, the Watergate break-in, Iran-Contra, Florida’s 2000 Election (felon disenfranchisement program), and fixed intelligence on WMDs to justify the Iraq War...Credible scientific evidence brings into question the possibility that some aspects of the events of 9/11 involved State Crimes Against Democracy. Psychologically this is a very hard concept for Americans to even consider. However, ignoring the issue in the context of multiple proven SCADs since World War II seems far more dangerous for democracy than the consequences of future scientific inquiry and transparent, fact-based investigative reporting."
Friday, April 16, 2010
First hour: Do scientific tests prove that someone is dumping massive quantities of toxins, including aluminum and barium, into our atmosphere...and could this be the result of a secret, criminal geo-engineering project? Guest: Michael Murphy of Truth Media Productions, hopefully joined by a scientist who has found horrifically elevated levels of these toxins in areas of alleged spraying.
Second hour: Enver Masud of The Wisdom Fund and Muslims for 9/11 Truth joins us to celebrate the brand-new fifth edition of his book The War on Islam. Enver Masud's The Wisdom Fund was called "the main Muslim truther group in America" by the New York Post.
From his bio: Enver Masud is founder and CEO of The Wisdom Fund (est. 1995), and recipient of the 2002 Gold Award from the Human Rights Foundation for his book The War on Islam. He is also the author of 9/11 Unveiled, and a contributing author of Islam: Opposing Viewpoints and 9/11 and American Empire: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out.
He has been interviewed on radio and television , and given talks in the U.S., India, Malawi, and South Africa -- a total of more than 100 events. His commentary on major events affecting the Muslim world has been published in newspapers and magazines including Eastern Times, Islamic Horizons, The Minaret, Weekly Mirror, Tehran Times, Middle East Times, Jordan Times, Nation and the World (India), Impact International (UK), New Dawn (Australia), Sunday Times (S. Africa).
Monday, April 12, 2010
Economist William Engdahl writes for GlobalResearch and other outlets. He is the author of Gods of Money. Wall Street and the Death of the American Century (2009), Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order (2009), Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of GMO (2007), and A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order (2004). In a recent interview with Russia Today, Engdahl debunks the "recovery" and says real US recovery won't come for at least 15 years. He argues that Europe is torn between the sinking Titanic of the US dollar system and the emerging economic powerhouses of Eurasia.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
First hour: Colonialism & media scholar Dr. Jared Ball. A professor at Morgan State University and fellow alternative radio host, Dr. Ball's interests include "the development of alternative/underground journalism and cultural expression as mechanisms of social movements and political organization"...which is pretty much what we're doing here at Truth Jihad Radio! In a recent essay Dr. Ball criticizes Obama for his failure to take on the prison-industrial complex or reconsider the cases of American political prisoners.
Second hour: Alfred Webre, author of Memo to U.S. Congress: prima facie evidence that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld committed treason on 9/11. Also the author of the ET-studies classic Exopolitics, Webre is an activist working to prevent the weaponization of space and transform the permanent war economy into a sustainable, peaceful, cooperative, Space Age society, re-integrating with a larger, intelligent Universe society. He is International Director of the Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS) and coordinates the Campaign for Cooperation in Space. Webre is also a noted alternative radio host.
Caveat: While his "Memo to US Congress" is generally excellent, some of Webre's 9/11 work seems to me to offer far-fetched hypotheses (notably allegations involving ETs and advanced technologies including time travel) without much empirical support. From where I stand, these claims get sliced to shreds by Occam's razor, which tells us to avoid needlessly complex explanations. Since we can explain 9/11 as an inside job without positing extraordinary technologies, why introduce such claims, which can be manipulated by our opponents to make us look like kooks?
That said, why am I inviting Webre? As a 9/11 activist, I am primarily interested in empirical evidence. But as a radio host, I seek interesting conversations and diverse perspectives -- even to the point of inviting people like Cass "cognitive diversity" Sunstein -- and Webre's perspective on politics is unusual and interesting to say the least! His book Exopolitics, if its claims turn out to be correct, will be viewed in retrospect as a major document in humanity's biggest Copernican revolution ever -- one that will make the astronomical heliocentrism-vs.-geocentrism debate look trivial by comparison. So even if there is only a .01 percent chance that Webre is correct about exopolitics, he is attention-worthy due to the monumental importance of his thesis in the event, however improbable, that it should prove correct. (The same argument, by the way, can be applied to many other topics suppressed by the consent-manufacturers who fabricate what passes for mainstream opinion.)
Monday, April 5, 2010
Hank Albarelli's new book A Terrible Mistake - The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments does more than just solving the mystery of who killed Frank Olson and why, and exposing the CIA's dosing of a French village with LSD. It turns over a huge rock and exposes a whole bevy of squirming monstrosities involving "Military and CIA Cold War scientific and medical experimentation in the fields of Mind Control, Psychological Operations, Interrogation, Torture, Psycho-Weaponry, Chemical and Biological Assassination." (If you thought Charles Manson did unethical things with LSD, get a load of what these CIA psychopaths were up to!)
Albarelli's book made news in the London Telegraph: French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment -- A 50-year mystery over the 'cursed bread' of Pont-Saint-Esprit, which left residents suffering hallucinations, has been solved after a writer discovered the US had spiked the bread with LSD as part of an experiment. 11 Mar 2010 In 1951, a quiet, picturesque village in southern France was suddenly and mysteriously struck down with mass insanity and hallucinations. At least five people died, dozens were interned in asylums and hundreds afflicted... An American investigative journalist has uncovered evidence suggesting the CIA peppered local food with the hallucinogenic drug LSD as part of a mind control experiment. H P Albarelli Jr., an investigative journalist, claims the outbreak resulted from a covert experiment directed by the CIA and the US Army's top-secret Special Operations Division (SOD) at Fort Detrick, Maryland. The scientists who produced both alternative explanations, he writes, worked for the Swiss-based Sandoz Pharmaceutical Company, which was then secretly supplying both the Army and CIA with LSD.