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DIRTY FINANCIAL GAMES

C-Realm Podcast

The Big Game of Financial Musical Chairs at Chez Ponzi — 18 Jan 2012 — Nicole Foss plumbs the depths of the global Ponzi financial system. She points out that most of those who are still playing the markets—or even trusting the banks—are going to find themselves coming up short in the end. She stresses the need for relocalization and resilience actions, calling cash "a pile of unmade choices." Beware, though—central authorities will be working to discourage relocalization, lest it interfere with the conveyance of wealth from the periphery to the center.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   57:50

Food Chain Radio

US Farmers Lost $1.2 Billion in MF Global Scam — 07 Jan 2012 — GP comment:  This discussion is a bit na´ve in terms of the overall understanding of the deep part played by corruption and manipulation in "collapses" like MF Global's. But it is still worth listening to for its insights into how the MF Global scam affects US farmers.
Download/Listen   42:48
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WAR DRUMS

Uprising

Media Coverage on Iran Fuels War Fervor — 12 Jan 2012 — Peter Hart explains how mainstream media coverage routinely ignores important facts in favor of parroting the US State Department and DoD positions on events related to Iran.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   16:46

The Lifeboat Hour

Iran the Fulcrum in WW III — 15 Jan 2012 — Michel Chossudovsky and Michael Ruppert discuss the geopolitics of the Iran-Israel-US conflict, how players like China and Russia are changing the game, and why there will be no choke-off of Iranian oil supplies. Among the other discussion topics: How the populace is complicit in war and the evolving police state.
Download/Listen   55:17

Navigating the Depressing Reality — 08 Jan 2012 — Mike Ruppert discusses the situation between the US and Iran and takes listener questions, such as... "What about the Iran-anthrax connection?" .... "My girlfriend thinks I'm crazy to worry about peak oil and collapse, because Jesus will save us. What do I do?".... "How does a right-thinking person navigate the depressing reality of what's happening?"
Download/Listen   55:05

Democracy Now

Michael Hastings:  The Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan — 18 Jan 2012 — Michael Hastings discusses the US war in Afghanistan and the divisive mentality that a decade of war has bred. He also discusses the hypocrisy of US political officials claiming to be outraged over US marines urinating on the corpses of three Afghan men.
Watch  |  Download/Listen   13:08

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Mumia, 08 Jan 2012
Toy Soldiers—Ron Kovic on Politicians and War
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EYE IN THE SKY ... AND EVERYWHERE ELSE

On The Media

Drones—Coming Soon to a Sky Near You — 13 Jan 2012 — The US Federal Aviation Administration is preparing to announce new regulations for small camera-equipped drones, versions of which you can already buy at your local mall. Lots of people are eager to hear the FAA's decision, from energy execs and environmentalists to police and protesters. Matt Waite, founder of the Drone Journalism Lab, discusses the ramifications of drone technology.
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Corbett Report,
12 Jan 2012

Carlos Miller on the Right to Film Cops, Public Places
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THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

C-Realm Podcast

Mark Robinowitz:  Management of Mainstream World Views — 11 Jan 2012 — Mark Robinowitz of OilEmpire.us discusses the delusional thinking over growth-based economics; how "limited hangouts" work in the world of propaganda and perception management; the faux truthiness of even the supposed best of mainstream media (NPR) and progressive media (Democracy Now); and the management of mainstream world views by the corporate media.  (Excellent discussion. --GP)
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   59:58

Democracy Now

Michael Copps:  It's Not Too Late, But We Must Act — 12 Jan 2012 — Michael Copps, who recently retired as one of five FCC commissioners, discusses media-related topics, including internet neutrality, media consolidation, access to broadband in the US, diversity in media ownership, and free speech in media.
Watch  |  Download/Listen   30:51

OCCUPY—THE YEAR BEHIND, THE YEAR AHEAD

Uprising

The Future of Occupy Wall Street—A Roundtable Discussion — 13 Jan 2012 — Four people of diverse backgrounds who have been intimately involved in the Occupy movement discuss events on the ground so far and strategies going forward. Guests include David DeGraw.
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Press TV / On the Edge with Max Keiser

Dissecting Occupy Wall Street — 13 Jan 2012 — Activist, author, and filmmaker Danny Schechter discusses the Occupy movement—how in six weeks it became a world phenomenon and how it is regrouping and morphing in response to the cold weather and the evictions. Max poses questions such as: When will Occupy get serious and demand an end to the (financial) war?
Watch  |  Download/Listen   23:05

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Coast To Coast / KSFO

Gerald Celente:  NDAA May Be Prelude to "Economic Marshall Law" — 18 Jan 2012 — Gerald Celente calls the new NDAA law, with it's "indefinite detention for US citizens" provision, the most egregious violation of the US constitution since that historic document was drafted. He thinks the reason it has been quietly implemented is that the president may declare a bank holiday or other temporary economic shutdown, during which the dollar will be devalued. The NDAA provision could be used to sweep up protesters and critics.
C2C show info page  |  Download/Listen   22:44

On The Media

A Wild Week in the Battle for the Internet — 20 Jan 2012 — This week saw more then its share of internet drama. The US Government led a massive operation against the website MegaUpload. And dozens of major websites staged a blackout in protest of two proposed laws—the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Techdirt's Mike Masnick discusses the implications of the proposed legislation and the foment online.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:45

On The Media

Montana Officially Balks at Citizens United — 20 Jan 2012 — The Montana Supreme Court has decided that because of the state's unique history of money influencing politics, the Citizens United decision allowing unlimited corporate money in politics shouldn't apply in Montana. Even the dissenting judges didn't spare the US Supreme Court their scorn.
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Uprising, 19 Jan 2012
Dirty Thirty Corporations Spend More On Lobbying Than Taxes
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Democracy Now

Guantanamo—10 Years On — 10 Jan 2012 — It has been 10 years since the United States began detaining people at its military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Discussion topics include the history, politics, trends, and future of the prison. Guests include a very lucid former prisoner, Gitmo's ex-chief prosecutor, and Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Watch  |  Download/Listen   31:34

Unwelcome Guests

Exposing the Machinery of Empire — 14 Jan 2012 — The quotes and reports in this sound collage paint a clear picture of how the world's central bankers use the corp-gov axis to run the central-banking/warfare model and how they use the mainstream media to "manufacture consent" in our supposedly free society. The material is from a radio adaptation of the 2011 movie Ethos.
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Wendell Berry:  Americans and Their Unsettling Contradictions — 07 Jan 2012 — An essay from Wendell Berry reviews how our behavior often oddly contradicts our stated core beliefs. ~~ Then Robin Upton presents a brief history of plutocracy, tracing the origins of the plutocratic class, highlighting the Rothschild Formula and explaining how the super-rich have used the organs of the state to try to cement their control.
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Freetopia:  In the End, Big Brother's Free Lunch is Very Expensive — 07 Jan 2012 — This hour features the soundtrack to "Freetopia," a quasi-fictional video parable by Mike Adams, about citizens' urgent need to resist big government and the illusion of better living through largess. ~~ A reading from David Graeber's book Debt discusses the history of slavery.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   59:30

Financial Sense NewsHour

Karl Denninger:  Leverage—How Cheap Money Will Destroy the World — 18 Jan 2012 — In an excellent interview, Karl Denninger explains how banksters and governments use inflation creep to steal about 5% of our wealth every year; talks about the difference between good debt and bad debt; discusses the distinction between appropriate wealth gaps (based on innovation in manufacturing) vs. inappropriate wealth gaps (like Wall Street sharpies getting wealthy by doing nothing more than manipulating money).
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   37:29

One Radio Network

Andrew Gause on the History of Money — 18 Jan 2012 — Andrew Gause continues his fascinating exploration of the history of money, keeping it relevant to today's bankster problem. Topics here include... Did JFK's printing of silver certificates in the summer of 1963 lead to his assassination? What was J.P. Morgan's involvement the early Federal Reserve, and how did WWI fit into the bankster angle? How and why did the US go bankrupt in 1934? What is the difference between a fiat currency and unbacked currency?
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   1:07:06

ExtraEnvironmentalist

Step One—Understand You're Inside the Matrix — 19 Jan 2012 — Author and historian Morris Berman discusses Americans' delusional sense of exceptionalism and self-adoration, and their ignorance of the deep propagandistic system that envelopes them. The cultural bankruptcy and unwavering "America's #1" attitude—in spite of vast evidence to the contrary—will yield little opportunity for significant change in the US, at least until the current political-cultural-economic carnival falls of its own weight.
Download/Listen   2:06:07

Russia Today / The Keiser Report

Warren E. Pollock on Wealth Confiscation and Bank Holidays — 19 Jan 2012 — Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert discuss "419 scams." ~~ Max then talks to financial blogger and semi-retired Wall Street executive Warren E. Pollock about MF Global, wealth confiscation, and bank holidays.
Watch  |  Download/Listen   25:45

SUSTAINABILITY & RESILIENCE

Energy Bulletin / WORT–A Public Affair

Heinberg, Kunstler, Foss, Orlov & Chomsky on the Energy Problem — 02 Jan 2012 — Richard Heinberg, James Howard Kunstler, Nicole Foss, Dmitry Orlov, and Noam Chomsky engage in a panel discussion about the status of energy in the US, as well as the politics and public perception of the topic.
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KOPN Food Sleuth

How We Move From Conventional Agriculture to Sustainable Agriculture — 05 Jan 2012 — Kevin Fulton, Nebraska rancher and organic farmer, talks about grass-based livestock, animal welfare, CAFOs, and the barriers to moving from conventional agriculture to sustainable agriculture.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   28:15

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KunstlerCast, 05 Jan 2012
James Howard Kunstler:  The Dominant 2012 Trend—A Panorama of Idiocy
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GroAction, 18 Jan 2012
Michael Abelman:  Strategies for Mobilizing Our Workforce Towards Urban Agriculture
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   40:20


GroAction, 18 Jan 2012
Janelle Orsi:  The New Sharing Economy—Is It Legal
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KunstlerCast, 12 Jan 2012
The Growing Problem of Archaic Municipal Infrastructure
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ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH

Sea Change Radio

The US Chamber of Commerce—The Nation's Top Pollution Advocacy Group — 17 Jan 2012 — What is the United States Chamber of Commerce? Many Americans hold the misconception that it's a government agency. It's not. Rather, it's the most significant lobbying group in the United States, and it's almost always a formidable foe of environmental protections. Environmental ethicist Philip Cafaro explains the role that the Chamber plays in promoting constant growth, and how that premise inherently contradicts environmental sustainability.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   30:00

Coast To Coast

Dr. John Apsley on Fukushima-Related Deaths in North America — 12 Jan 2012 — Dr. John Apsley reports on increased deaths in North America that he believes are associated with radiation from the Fukushima catastrophe. There was a spike in infant mortality rates within the first 10 weeks of the catastrophe in some cities across the US, with regional differences primarily based on the amount of rainfall that occurred as the airborne radiation swept over the US.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   41:46

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Fairewinds Associates, 17 Jan 2012
Cancer Risk To Young Children Near Fukushima Underestimated
Download/Listen   26:44

NPR

Cleaner Air in L.A. Port Comes at a Cost To Truckers — 18 Jan 2012 — Big rigs coming into the port of Los Angeles have been one of the most significant sources of air pollution in California for many years. But now new emissions standards have cut down on air pollution from the trucks. But truckers aren't happy with how much of the cost has been put on them.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   3:57

New Recycling Company Springs From Old Mattresses — 18 Jan 2012 — Old mattresses are among the worst kinds of household waste—most recycling companies won't touch them, and landfills would rather not have them either. But a new business in Nashville that started as a college project hopes to move mattress recycling into the mainstream.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   3:48

Sea Change Radio

Simplicity on the Other Side of Complexity — 11 Jan 2012 — Ecologist Eric Berlow discusses how understanding the complexity of a system can point to a simple key that will unlock a solution to fixing a problem in the system. This can apply to many things in the world, including ecosystems.
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NPR

Contact Lens Wearers Risking Infections Due to Bad Habits — 09 Jan 2012 — An amazingly small percentage of contact lens wearers follow proper protocol for keeping their contacts clean and disinfected. The proper regimen is explained, and some laughably bad habits are recounted.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   4:16

Living On Earth

Hybrids—Future Cars or Marginal Players? — 20 Jan 2012 — US hybrid sales have been lackluster. As public policies shift toward higher fuel economy standards—for all vehicles in the fleet—hybrids are seeing their edge over standard internal-combustion-engine vehicles decline.
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QUICK FEED

Energy Stew, 05 Jan 2012
Michael Gelb on Brain-Building Techniques
Download/Listen   30:06


On The Media, 20 Jan 2012
New Rules Let Patients See Pharmaceutical Company Payments to Physicians
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Radio EcoShock

The Brutal Logic of Climate Change — 18 Jan 2012 — "The future is impossible," says Dr. Kevin Anderson, former Director of UK's top climate research institute, the Tyndall Centre. His speech in London lays out our awful tilt toward an unlivable climate.
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TreeHugger Radio

Elizabeth Kolbert on Climate Denier Politicians and Extreme Weather — 05 Jan 2012 — Kolbert looks back on the extreme-is-the-new-norm weather events of 2011, shares her first-hand account of tar sands oil extraction, describes the Republicans as having enshrined a counterfactual position on global warming, and reviews Obama's "climate betrayal."
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Living on Earth, 20 Jan 2012
Keystone Pipeline Rejected, For Now
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NPR

Labs Size Up New Guidelines For Rodent Cages — 16 Jan 2012 — Scientists do experiments with millions of rats and mice each year, to study everything from heart disease to cancer and diabetes. Recently, some new recommendations about how to house female lab rodents and their babies caused an uproar.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   7:47

(GP comment:  True to form, NPR avoids any discussion of the real animal welfare issue—whether it is moral for us to use other species in a way that inflicts intentional, chronic harm on them.)

FOOD & NUTRITION

Food Chain Radio

US Food Supply Permeated by Unlabeled GMO Ingredients — 14 Jan 2012 — Pamm Larry of LableGMOs.org and Thomas Wittman of the Genetic Engineering Blog discuss genetically modified organisms in the US food supply. Topics include how GM foods are made, why US foods are so contaminated with GM, whether these modified genes are safe to eat, and labeling of GMO foods.
Download/Listen   42:56
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KOPN Food Sleuth

Alaska Wild Salmon and the Threat of Farm-Raised Fish — 12 Jan 2012 — Ann Mosness, a commercial fisherwoman and food/fisheries activist, discusses Alaska wild caught salmon, the families dependent on truly sustainable fishing, and the threats of farm-raised and genetically modified fish.
Go to page  |  Download/Listen   28:15

NPR

Spiking Feed Costs Driving Organic Milk Shortages — 19 Jan 2012 — Some stores are seeing constraints in the supply of organic moo juice on market shelves. Farmers are feeling the pinch between organic hay and grain prices and wholesale milk payments.
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COOL & COSMIC

Awakening To Conscious Co-Creation

John Hagelin:  Religion, Physics, and Unified Consciousness — 28 Dec 2011 — John Hagelin studied both religion and physics at college, and as many of the concepts of the two have merged, his background has propelled him to expansive thought on the subjects of meditation, pure consciousness, personal and planetary peace, enlightenment, and the scientific truth of the unity of life.
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Beyond 50

Sonja Grace:  Predictions for 2012 — 06 Jan 2012 — Spiritual intuitive Sonja Grace offers predictions for 2012 and beyond. Her forecast includes a heightening of really good and really bad occurrences on a global level and an individual level; the Occupy movement will build more momentum in 2012; as more and more secrets are revealed, public disgust may translate into a major reordering of US government in 2013. She advises people to focus on shifting our personal energies away from the negative and towards the positive, which can result in a collective energy being generated to effect real change.
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