Thursday, March 31, 2011
First hour guest: William Pepper, one of the great human rights attorneys of our time. Pepper represented Martin Luther King, Jr.'s family and won a case against the US government, proving that the CIA, FBI and US military killed Dr. King with the help of their organized crime assets. (See Pepper's book Act of State.) He currently represents Sirhan Sirhan, the mind-controlled patsy set up by the CIA killers of RFK, and is involved in efforts to prosecute Bush Administration war criminals.
Second hour guest: Kevin MacDonald, Professor of Psychology, California State University - Long Beach. Like me, Kevin MacDonald is a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus and academic freedom fighter. He needs to be, given books like: A People That Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy; Separation and Its Discontents: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism; and articles expressing such views as "the rise of European nationalist parties is certainly one of the more encouraging developments for White advocates." As a White advocate not afraid of stepping on Jewish and Muslim toes, Kevin MacDonald is far outside the academy's dominant paradigm of political correctness. And while I don't agree with many of his views, or the larger worldview that encompasses them, I find Kevin MacDonald a stimulating author and conversationalist, and would defend to the death his right to offend me with his provocative opinions and scholarship.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
First hour: Dr. Kaukab Siddique, Professor of English and Journalism, Lincoln University; Editor-in-Chief, New Trend Magazine; Ameer, Jamaat al-Muslimeen. An academic freedom fighter, Kaukab Siddique (like me) had been hounded by members of his state legislature. Why? Dr. Siddique has had the courage to express opinions that, while demonized by the Zionist-dominated US media, are almost certainly those of a majority of people in the world -- and, in broad outline, the views of every Muslim intellectual with whom I have discussed these issues during the nearly twenty years since I came to Islam. Specifically, Dr. Siddique wants to end the Zionist occupation of Palestine, and doubts at least some of the details of the received narrative of the Nazi holocaust. (And of course, like anyone with a shred of common sense, he realizes that the Zionist claim that the GERMAN holocaust somehow justifies the genocidal takeover of PALESTINE is a big lie.)
By speaking frankly, Dr. Siddique has made himself a target of the yahoos and know-nothings who would prefer that the majority of the world's people keep their mouths shut and their opinions to themselves. May his example inspire the world's oppressed and silenced majority with the courage to speak out.
Second hour: Richard Gage, AIA, founder, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Richard Gage was a successful full-time architect with expertise in steel-framed buildings, and a lifelong Republican and two-time Bush voter...until he took a closer look at the destruction of the three World Trade Center steel-frame high-rises, and was appalled by what he found. Since then, Richard has been on a hero's journey to awaken the world to the apparent scientific fraud perpetrated by the US government version of what happened to those buildings.
Richard Gage's Midwest tour begins this Sunday, April 3rd, in Ames, Iowa. I look forward to seeing him here in Madison, Wisconsin on April 6th and 7th. A full-page ad referencing the event, alongside a letter calling attention to my academic freedom struggle, will be published in the Isthmus (circulation about 60,000); the same information, along with dvds and brochures, will be physically mailed to over 2000 UW professors; and about 50,000 UW-Madison students will get the same information by email. Should be a great event!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Dr. Javed Jamil is Executive Director of Mahavir Hospital in Saharanpur, India; Executive Chairman, International Centre for Applied Islamics; and Director of the Program for Ethical Academic and Cultural Enterprises (PEACE).
He is the author of eight books including The Devil of Economic Fundmentalism, a critique of contemporary economics that presents an alternative paradigm, peace economics. Along with his books on socio-political subjects, Dr. Jamil is a noted poet and novelist.
Among the questions I hope to ask him: Has a war on Islam been underway since 9/11/2001? If so, why? Does Islam threaten the powers-that-be? If so, how? Or is religion just an extraneous factor manipulated by scheming politicians and geostrategists?
Also, how is India reacting to revelations that key acts of "Islamic extremist terror" were false-flag operations?
Saturday, March 26, 2011
First hour: Bob Bowman of ThePatriots.us . A US Air Force Col. with over 100 combat missions flown, "Dr. Bob" holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering from Cal Tech, and was the Director of Advanced Space Programs Development (before it was called "Star Wars") for the U.S. Air Force. Unhappy that the nascent "Star Wars" weapons program he headed was a purely offensive, first-strike program disguised as a defensive one, Dr. Bob Bowman became a whistleblower and eventually one of the great voices of truth and justice of our time. If we had a democracy, a meritocracy, or some combination thereof, we would have had a President Bowman long ago. Today, we'll talk about truth movement strategy, including Dr. Bob's suggestion that truth-and-justice candidates run for office in major party primaries.
Flashback: In 2006, after my appearance on Hannity and Colmes, the producers of that show called me to request a rematch -- which I had promised University of Wisconsin Provost Patrick Farrell that I would not do. So I gave them Dr. Bob Bowman's phone number; here is the result.
Second hour: World Citizen Ken O'Keefe (follow him on Facebook). Ken is in Gaza, where bombs have been falling constantly, unreported by the mainstream media.
Ken is one of the bravest and most articulate activists of our time. Last year he helped defend the Mavi Marmara from an act of piracy by murderous Israeli commandos -- and, after surviving the ordeal, gave one of the greatest-ever dissident-meets-mainstream-TV interviews, on BBC's Hardtalk. He also participated in last year's groundbreaking London Symposium uniting the 9/11 truth and pro-Palestine movements.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Guest: Joshua Blakeney, graduate student, University of Lethbridge; author of the brand-new article Israel’s Fingerprints Are All Over 9/11 (And I’m Not Afraid to Say It!). Joshua, a student of alternative historian Anthony Hall, won a hotly competitive scholarship last year with a proposal to research the 9/11 truth debates--and was pilloried by the neoconservative National Post for his efforts. Last week, Joshua exchanged emails with 911blogger moderator Michael Truscello, who defended that site's policy of downplaying or ignoring the evidence for Zionism as a motive and the state of Israel as a perpetrator of 9/11. Truscello blasted some crazy anti-Semitic conspiracy nut named Kevin Barrett for even daring to entertain the idea of Zionist complicity, argued that this Barrett character must be a holocaust denier or worse to even conceive of such abominable thoughts. Joshua proceeded to set him straight -- and Truscello grew more and more unhinged as Joshua laid out the evidence.
Is Truscello a Zionist gatekeeper and 911blogger a compromised website? Or is there an innocent explanation for Truscello's bizarre behavior? Personally, I don't mind people preferring to stress this or that aspect of 9/11 -- as long as they don't attack or attempt to silence fellow truth-seekers who prioritize the evidence differently or view it in a different context. Belligerent Zionist gatekeepers, like Truscello and certain other entities at 911blogger, are distasteful not because they view the complex 9/11 case differently than I do, but because they "protest too much" and try to silence those who do not agree with them.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
First hour: Alan Abbadessa, author, Look At All the Happy Creatures - a dystopian conspiracy novel with a big heart, a wild imagination and a psychedelic edge. Check out the video adaptation here.
Second hour: Lori Price of Citizens for Legitimate Government - possibly the very best of the left-leaning news-amalgamation sites. Lori is my kind of truther -- brilliant, fearless, and interested in the broader context of 9/11 including the full panoply of SCADs. When people ask me to recommend alternative news and information websites, Citizens for Legitimate Government is usually the first one that comes to mind. Listen to Lori, check out CLG and find out why.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Tuesday, March 22nd, 11 a.m. Pacific (9-10 pm Eastern) on http://NoLiesRadio.org, to be archived here a few hours after broadcast...
Jerica Arents completed her M.A. in Social Justice at Loyola University at Chicago in 2010. She co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence (VCNV) and lives with the White Rose Catholic Worker community. She has authored articles about VCNV protests against predator drones and the torture murders of the Guantanamo "suicides," and has been arrested while protesting these and other abominations.
Jerica traveled to Afghanistan in October, 2010 with VCNV, the Chicago-based group last year's radio guest Kathy Kelly works with, and has written about the experience here and here, among other places.
“It’s all rhetoric and words that America is defending the rights of women”, said an articulate young woman named Zerghuna. With women and children dying daily not only from being caught in the crossfire, but also from the effects of poverty, malnutrition, and lack of available health care, they are skeptical about the justifications used by foreign forces around women’s rights.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
First hour guest: Jonathan Elinoff of NewWorldOrderReport.com. (Complete bio here.) We'll discuss his excellent reporting on the Japanese earthquake and nuclear disaster, among many other topics.
Jonathan was scheduled to appear on my show on Valentine's Day but stood me up. Turns out he had a good excuse -- proposing to his girlfriend!
I met Jonathan E. when we were both crashing with Sander Hicks for the 2009 9/11 festivities in NYC, and have been a huge fan of his work ever since. He's a genius at finding critically important but overlooked archival video footage, as demonstrated by his film Core of Corruption. Jonathan's personal story as a young American Jew sent by his parents to Israel, only to encounter the reality of the apartheid state, deserves a wide audience. Last year he broke the story of the Israeli "art students" with construction passes camping out on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center with huge piles of boxes, during the run-up to 9/11. See here, here and here. Jonathan is on top of all kinds of cutting-edge alternative news, and he will be sharing several amazing stories that I hadn't heard elsewhere during his appearance on Truth Jihad Radio. One of them: His discovery of an old Stanley Meyer interview on "water as fuel" - the ultimate in clean energy?
Second hour: FAMILY KIDNAPPED, FORCED TO SIGN ‘PARDON LETTER’” – PAKISTAN IN SHOCK: “PAKISTAN’S GOVERNMENT HAS SOLD OUT THE PRIDE OF THE NATION” - Imran Khan
My guest will be Gordon Duff, editor, Veterans Today (and possibly Anglo/Pakistani sports hero Imran Khan, a potential future President of Pakistan) discussing the situation in Pakistan, where:
*The US has bribed and threatened the Pakistani authorities into releasing CIA murderer and false-flag terrorist Raymond Davis, thereby enraging the population.
*Yellow-bellied scum calling themselves US soldiers -- too cowardly to actually set foot in dangerous territory -- have been blowing up dozens of innocent civilians per drone strike, thereby enraging the population.
* 9/11 truth-teller Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, kidnapped and subjected to several years of torture and rape by the same cowardly war criminal scum, has become a cause célèbre as she languishes in a US prison, thereby enraging the population.
If I were a young Pakistani, I would seriously consider devoting my life to figuring out a way to detonate nuclear weapons in New York, Tel Aviv, and Washington, DC. (And the Israeli Mossad would probably be anxious to help me...at least with NY and DC.)
Can we halt the Zionist-inspired US abuse of Pakistan and other countries in time to forestall this kind of scenario? Let's ask Gordon Duff!
Friday, March 18, 2011
Truth Jihad Radio Fri. 3/18/11, 1-3 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in number: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page.
First hour: Jim Fetzer of Scholars for 9/11 Truth. Jim was recently vilified by Kevin Ryan for (among other things) having enthusiastically endorsed the work of 9/11 researcher Judy Wood back in 2006. Then, a few weeks later, Jim was vilified by various pro-Judy-Wood people, including my old friend Eric Larsen, for not being an enthusiastic enough supporter of Judy Wood!
Judy, it seems, has a new book out. Many people (not all Judy fans) have told me it's pretty good. Eric Larsen, a Judy fan and brilliant novelist and social critic who was the truth movement's best writer (and my frequent radio guest) until he retreated into literature a few years ago, recently wrote to Alan Miller at PatriotsQuestion911.com: "In my own view, Dr. Wood's being omitted is like dropping Shakespeare from an anthology of Elizabethan literature." Unfortunately, Judy herself has ignored my requests for a review copy and an interview. So let's hear what the unjustly vilified Dr. Fetzer has to say.
Second hour: Adam Stulberg of PoeticInterconnections.org. We will be discussing religion, mysticism, poetry, The Singularity, and such questions as Is There Life After Lunch? , If The New Agers Had A Tag-Team Match With the Traditionalists Who Would Win? and Is Charlie Sheen Approaching the Singularity?
After earning his B.A. in Study of Religion from University of California, Los Angeles, Adam launched a successful career as a songwriter and performing musician. In 2003 he went on hiatus from the music business, embarking upon a three year period of intensive research in contemporary sciences: quantum physics, cosmology, complexity/chaos theory, and evolutionary biology. An M.A. in Education from Antioch University Los Angeles credentialed Adam to teach: he is now Continuing Education Faculty at Otis College of Art and Design and also works with Rock the Classroom, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring music education in under-served public schools.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
First hour: Paul Craig Roberts -- the greatest op-ed writer of the post-9/11 era, banned from the Wall Street Journal for telling the truth. His latest article "Our Time of Universal Deceit Needs an Orwell" is one of his best.
Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He was awarded the Legion of Honor by French President Francois Mitterrand. He is the author of many books. (Full bio and column collection here.)
Second hour: Muad'Dib, director of 7/7 Ripple Effect. Good news: On March 8th, Muad'Dib was released from jail, where he was awaiting trial on charges of "attempting to corrupt the judicial system." In fact, Muad'Dib's alleged "crime" -- sending his 7/7 truth DVD to judge and jurors -- was clearly an attempt to prevent the corruption of the judicial system. Muad'Dib's Alice-in-Wonderland experience with British "justice" has included repeated denials of his requests for bail on the grounds that he failed to attend the bail hearings. Yet the very government that demanded his presence at the bail hearings refused to allow him to attend them by keeping him locked in his cell! Are we watching a re-make of Catch-22 or is this Monty Python meets Franz Kafka? Tune in and meet one of the bravest political prisoners of our time, 7/7 truth-teller Muad'Dib.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Giuest: Jonathan Azaziah, author of a terrific new article on captured CIA false-flag terrorist Raymond Davis. An Iraqi, Moroccan-Hebrew, Russian MC, poet, activist and writer from Brooklyn, New York currently residing in Florida, Jonathan puts out articles, poems and music that predominantly deal with international Zionism and the effects that it has on the world's oppressed people. Jonathan has recently joined the great group of writers at Veterans Today His mixtape, Take The Red Pill Volume 2: Disarm The Octopus will be available for download soon. His work can be found on www.maskofzion.com.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
First hour: Ian Fantom of Berkshire (UK) 9/11 Truth. From his latest Newsletter: "We are in an information war and we are losing that war.” This startling admission came on March 2 from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a statement to a US Foreign Policy Priorities committee meeting, in which she was defending her departmental budget. But who did “we” mean? Not the US people, according to Alex Jones of Infowars.com in an interview with Max Keiser in Russia Today. “The American people realise that the American Media doesn’t speak for us and is being used to propagandise not just us but the world”, he said. “The fight is on. The alternative media is winning." "Al Jazeera is winning”, said Hillary Clinton, “The Chinese have opened up a global English language and multi-language television network, the Russians have opened up an English language network”. In October last year, the chairman of the US Broadcasting Board of Governors stated that his organisation needs to fight its "enemies". And among those “enemies” are Iran's Press TV, China's CCTV and Russia Today. (Global Research). Yet overwhelmingly I notice that coverage of the US by Russia Today is coming not from Moscow, but from the truth movement and the alternative media in the US itself. On November 17 last year, Alex Jones told Max Keiser that as from about two years ago, people trust alternative media more than they trust mainstream media, and more people now get their news from alternative media than they do from old-line corporate media. “The trend is accelerating”, he said, “They’re losing more and more credibility in the polls.” (http://rt.com/programs/keiser-report/keiser-alex-jones-banks/ - from 16:50 mins in video). Al Jazeera was quite pleased at Hillary Clinton’s admission that people turn to them to get the “real news”. So if the US truth movement is making such headway in the US, why can’t we in the UK?
Second hour: Joel Hirschhorn, Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1965 - 1978; Senior Staff Member, Congressional Office of Technology Assessment 1978 - 1990; author, Delusional Democracy and other books. Check out his latest article, "Why So Many Americans Hate Obama."
As a former U.W. Metallurgical Engineering prof, who happens to be an eloquent, acerbic truth-speaker and democracy activist who always calls it the way he sees it, Joel is an ally in my current attempt to focus the University of Wisconsin's attention on 9/11 truth and academic freedom, timed to coincide with Richard Gage's upcoming appearance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this April 7th.
The first time he came on my radio show, Joel hadn't yet looked into the 9/11 controlled demolition issue. I urged him to devote some time to it, and he did -- above and beyond the call of duty. After a serious perusal of the evidence, he was convinced, and became one of the most qualified critics of the "office fires killed three buildings" official conspiracy theory.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Friday: 9/11 truth-speaker Alan Sabrosky, Finkelstein defender and academic freedom fighter Peter Kirstein
First hour: Encore appearance of military affairs expert Alan Sabrosky (Ph.D. University of Michigan, former Director of Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College). Dr. Sabrosky pulls no punches:
"I have had long conversations over the last two weeks with contacts at the Army War College and the headquarters, Marine Corps, and I’ve made it absolutely clear in both cases that it is 100% certain that 9/11 was a Mossad operation.’ Period.
"The Zionists are playing this as an all-or-nothing exercise. If they lose this one, they’re done….." -
Alan Sabrosky's forceful and unequivocal statement that the Israeli Mossad did 9/11 last year sent shock waves through the 9/11 truth movement. Some cheered his forthright honesty and heartfelt sincerity. Others feared PR blowback. A few attacked Sabrosky, calling him a provocateur or even an anti-Semite, which seems odd since Sabrosky is part Jewish and obviously concerned for the welfare of Jewish Americans in the coming post-9/11-truth world (more here).
Now Dr. Sabrosky is back, after some recuperation from health issues, with a new project entitled "Israel’s Hidden Faces : A Long Day’s Night for Us All." Here his his intro:
The first set of several publications due out this month is on the cyberstreet. This one is an attempt to address a long-standing concern of mine: that our efforts have become so complex, and address so many issues, that it is difficult even for those who are deeply involved to discern the strategic forest for the multitude of rhetorical trees, and all but impossible for the general public to do so. This means that far too often, we "talk" to each other, gaining few if any converts, while Israel and its cohorts continue to make progress.
So I decided to put together what is essentially a primer for the general public, focusing on the US and especially veterans but largely useful "as is" elsewhere, and easily adaptable to different countries and audiences. In the process, I learned how to create a PowerPoint slide-show, use WordPress to edit an online publication, and create & upload my first YouTube video (no audio yet, that comes later).
And in fact, the PowerPoint slide-show was the first product, and is the one that allows for a personal touch with any audience of any size you can reach. I am attaching the file - it works fine with any version of PowerPoint from 97 through 2010, but better with 2007 & 2010 (a free Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Viewer can be downloaded from their website at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=048dc840-14e1-467d-8dca-19d2a8fd7485&displaylang=en .
All you need is a projector & a clean wall, and you can add your own comments as needed.
The article version is in several places, but one easily reachable is: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/03/06/israels-hidden-faces-a-long-days-night-for-us-all/
And the YouTube version is:
As always, comments are appreciated - expect three more (article format only) over the next three weeks.
Second hour: Academic freedom fighter Peter Kirstein makes his first appearance on Truth Jihad Radio! Peter N. Kirstein is professor of history at St Xavier University in Chicago. He has an M.A. and Ph.D. degree from Saint Louis University and an A.B. from Boston University. His undergraduate mentor and advisor was Howard Zinn. He is also vice president of the Illinois Conference of the American Association of University Professors and chairs its Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure. In 2002 he was involved in one of the most controversial academic freedom cases of the new century. He was suspended and reprimanded for an antiwar email as a response to an event solicitation at the Air Force Academy. He later became known as a leading defender of Norman Finkelstein's academic freedom.
An author of a book and many articles, Kirstein concentrates on the atomic bomb, foreign policy and academic freedom. Frequently they intersect. His recent involvement in the Namita Goswami tenure case at DePaul University has been covered by the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chronicle of higher Ed and Inside Higher Ed. Professor Kirstein was included in David Horowitz, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America.
Peter Kirstein and colleagues
First hour: Ex-CIA asset & 9/11-Iraq whistleblower Susan Lindauer, author of Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq. As part of a CIA team dealing with the fallout of the Lockerbie bombing, Lindauer knows from personal experience that Col. Qaddafi was framed and that the real story involved CIA drug-runners killing CIA whistleblowers. We'll discuss the Lockerbie case, which I haven't discussed in detail with Susan during previous interviews, and compare opinions about the ongoing Arab revolutions.
Second hour: Four Arrows (Don Jacobs) teaches at Fielding Graduate University. He is the co-author with Jim Fetzer of American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone, which has just been made into a great new movie that you can watch free courtesy of Snowshoe Films.
Four Arrows is the author of Teaching Virtues and several other books.
It turns out that Four Arrows and I have something in common: We were both hounded out of academic jobs due to our support for 9/11 truth (and in his case, the truth about Wellstone's death). In fact, the level of harassment Four Arrows experienced not only drove him out of a job at Northern Arizona University, but out of the country! He reflects on the importance of 9/11 truth in a new essay entitled "Orwellian Aspects of Domestic Terrorism: Acceptance of the 9/11 Fiction as a Failure of Critical Education" which he submitted to the University of British Columbia's journal Critical Education. An excerpt:
By failing to question the official account of the events of September 11, 2001 in light of overwhelming primary and secondary source data that refutes this account, educators across grade levels and academic discipline have become complicit in entrenching a falsifiable 9/11 story that serves state hegemony and terrorism. The lack of independent research and critical thinking on this vital topic furthers Orwellian social conditions for which education as “obedience to truth-seeking” may be the only antidote. This has not happened in the case of 9/11, and time for so doing is rapidly waning. This article presents a sampling of reasons why moving the 9/11 truth movement into high schools, colleges and universities, is a vital goal, one that is stifled by a kind of “hegemonic hypnosis” that prevents teachers of all persuasions to tread these waters.
Monday, March 7, 2011
GlobalResearch author Keith Harmon Snow, who traveled to Tripoli, Libya in 2009 and stayed about 3 days while attending the "2009 International Conference of the Green Book supporters" as a member of the US Delegation invited by former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia Mckinney (D-GA). A three-time Project Censored award winner, Keith is the author of an excellent article about the crisis in Libya, Petroleum and Empire in North Africa: NATO Invasion of Libya Underway. An excerpt:
Claims made by Libyan 'opposition' and reported in the western press that Gaddafi is committing genocide against his own people represent the height of western arrogance and hypocrisy. At this very moment the wars being prosecuted by the USA and its allies, including Japan, Europe, Israel, South Africa, Canada and Australia, far dwarf the 'atrocities' committed in Libya. While we have no credible reporting about who is killing, who is opposition, how many dead, etc., out of Libya, we have credible report after credible report establishing that the US and its allies have perpetrated massacres, tortures, and other atrocities, in the millions of people, in Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Afghanistan, Iraq and Sudan - for a short list.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Not everyone who has worked for the man is a benighted, obsequious cog in the death machine. Today I will be speaking to a former academic insider (first hour) and a current mainstream media journalist (second hour), both of whom have behaved honorably under difficult circumstances.
First hour guest: Dr. Howard Ross, former College of Letters and Sciences Dean at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and staunch opponent of racism and other forms of discrimination in the academy. Dr. Ross has already testified that he was part of the hiring process for a tenure-track Arabic-Humanities job in spring 2006 at the University. He has explained that I was clearly the best candidate for the job, and that I became the only eligible candidate when the other two finalists accepted positions elsewhere; yet I was turned down, the Arabic program was shut down, and federal money for the tenure-track position was returned, for only one reason: Some of the people on the hiring committee were uncomfortable with my views on 9/11 and the so-called war on terror. As Dr. Ross emailed me at the time: "YOU WERE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST." (Note: This happened in spring 2006, before I became a public figure.)
In his previous appearances on my radio show, Dr. Ross had to speak carefully due to his own legal issues with the University. Now that those issues have been resolved, expect him to boldly tell it like it is!
This show launches my spring 2011 academic freedom campaign at the University of Wisconsin. I will be challenging the University to either (A) find at least one qualified scholar to defend the 9/11 Commission and NIST reports in a public debate, or (B) apologize and remove me from their blacklist. I will also be challenging Republican State Rep. Steve Nass, the man responsible for my loss of livelihood, to either defend the 9/11 Commission and NIST reports in a public debate, or to publicly apologize and personally compensate me for the loss of income I have suffered due to his McCarthyist terror campaign against the University.
Second hour: Robert Koehler, a self-described "peace journalist" whose Common Wonders column is syndicated by the Chicago Tribune. Bob Koehler's work stands far above the standard editorial-page drivel dished out by mainstream American newspapers. His recent column You Can't Kill An Idea is a gem. Consider this passage:
Our whole approach to security is built around the assumption that you can kill an idea. Guns, brutality, coercion: This is the common wisdom. It’s sustained by a moral numbness that permeates mainstream culture and is carried along by the corporate media, which perpetuate a facile misunderstanding of the world with the throwaway certitudes embedded in their reportage. Consider, for instance, this stunning little say-nothing sentence that I plucked from an AFP dispatch about NATO’s possible killing of 65 civilians (including 40 children) during a recent strike in Kunar province, Afghanistan: “The accidental deaths of civilians in international military operations is a highly sensitive subject in Afghanistan — particularly in Kunar — which experts and officials say can fuel support for the Taliban-led insurgency.” A reader can glide so smoothly past such military-industrial truisms, hardly noticing that the subject under discussion is flesh and blood, the lives of people who have the bad luck to be living in a war zone. These people, alas, keep getting in our way as we set about the grim task of killing “insurgents,” that is to say, believers in a particular idea.
If more mainstream journalists told truths like these, maybe we wouldn't be killing millions of people in a doomed attempt to kill the ideas of freedom and justice and dignity and honor and self-determination that motivate "insurgents."
Thursday, March 3, 2011
First hour: Leading US Empire critic William Blum, "the thinking man's Chomsky." William Blum is the author of Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II, which documents an "American holocaust" of millions of people killed and tens of millions who have had their lives ruined by US military and CIA aggression against dozens of nations who never attacked or threatened us. We will discuss topics covered in Blum's latest Anti-Empire Report: the myth of the "benevolent Marshall Plan"; the demonization of Qaddafi (who was innocent of the Lockerbie bombing); James "f*** the Jews" Baker; and much, much more!
Second hour: Libertarian presidential candidate Jim Duensing, founder of the Libertarian 9/11 truth group Libertarians for Justice. In 2009 Jim was tazed and then shot in the back by a rogue cop. He ran for Senate against the Senator from La Casa Nostra, Harry Reid in 2010.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Truth Jihad Radio Mon. 2/28/11, 1-3 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in number: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page.
First hour: Canadian journalist Eric Walberg reporting from Cairo, epicenter of the ongoing Egyptian revolution! Eric Walberg's recent article Egypt/Turkey-Israel: ‘A clean break’ foresees a new era in the Middle East: "It is not Israel backed by the distant US that inherits the Ottoman mantle of hegemony in the Middle East, but some combination of Turkey and Egypt..." Eric Walberg writes for the leading Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram Weekly and is the author of the forthcoming Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games (Clarity Press, 2011).
Second hour: Wisconsin political maverick Ed Thompson! Ed gave us the greatest third-party performance in modern Wisconsin political history when he broke into double-figures running for governor in 2002 as a Libertarian. He served as mayor of Tomah from 2008-2010, and lost his race for State Senate last November by one of the smallest margins in state history, after announcing his diagnosis with terminal cancer six weeks into the race. Ed Thompson is one of a very few politicians who is liked by almost everyone. He is an uncommonly kind, decent, courageous and honorable person who recovered from alcoholism by way of a powerful spiritual experience, and went on to become an accomplished businessman and statesman. Expect the conversation to involve spirituality at least as much as politics.