Saturday, December 22, 2007

January 8, 2008 - Impeachment Show with Phil Burk, Elizabeth de la Vega, John Nirenberg and David Swanson
























Listen 7:00- 8:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests Phil Burk and Elizabeth de la Vega.

Listen 8:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests John Nirenberg and David Swanson.


Phil Burk founded ImpeachBush.tv in December of 2000, before the inauguration of George Bush. The efforts made by the Bush team to avoid counting votes in Florida led Phil to believe that George Bush might abuse his Presidential authority once in power.

His website provides information about the process and history of impeachment, and describes impeachable offenses committed by Bush. One focus of his group has been to help cities and states pass local impeachment resolutions. Phil helped draft the impeachment resolutions used by the California, New Mexico, Missouri and Washington state legislatures.

Phil works closely with the National Impeachment Network, a group of activists from AfterDowningStreet.org, Democrats.com, ImpeachForPeace.org, Progressive Democrats of America, and others.

Phil is a businessman and American citizen who believes that the rule of law should apply at every level of society.

Elizabeth de la Vega is the author of "United States v. George W. Bush et al," in which she uses her 20 years of experience as a federal prosecutor to present a hypothetical grand jury presentation setting forth the pre-war intelligence fraud committed by Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld and Powell. Since retiring in 2004 from her position of Assistant United States Attorney in San Jose, California, where she was a member of the Organized Crime Strike Force, and chief of the office for several years, Ms. de la Vega has been writing about legal and political issues.

In the second hour, John Nirenberg has been walking from Boston to Washington DC to pressure Nancy Pelosi to move forward with impeachment. His website- http://www.marchinmyname.org/ reveals this about him:

    "I was born in the midst of the Nuremberg Trials. I grew up conscious of that place as both the beginning of the hate and violence that destroyed all of Europe, and the trials that confirmed a powerful moral sense of what is acceptable and unacceptable even in the depths of war.

    As a child I watched all the war movies and believed we Americans really were different and that we fought for a noble cause. I believed in the supremacy of freedom over fascism, I surely thought our glory was based on doing the right thing and our victory showed the power of real democracy.

    But even as a child I was puzzled about how the world could sink so low. How could a civilized country like Germany turn into a nightmare of fear, violence and wanton destruction? Watching the movies and seeing a nation turn on one scapegoat after another I asked myself, “when do you see the evil for what it is and resist it?” For me, I know the time is now. I am appalled that Americans are actually debating the usefulness of torture techniques and that the Government of the United States is systematically torturing people in the name of freedom and security. As I write this, knowing that President Bush and Vice President Cheney actively support these methods, my skin shudders with anger and fear. Anger because we have stooped so low. Fear because all of what we have cherished as a nation - indeed, all of the great things about the United States that we have shown the world - are being destroyed by the current administration. It isn’t just that this administration authorizes torture, that is reason enough for me to take this action, but Bush and Cheney have placed themselves above the law. And that is the first step of all dictators and tyrants.

    I am not an activist. The defense of the Constitution isn’t ideological. I march because it is essential to stand up to this shame. I march also because I am fortunate enough to do so. I march for everyone uncomfortable with movements, organizers and radicals, but who understand the dire straights we’re in. This is about saving our Constitution. This is about restoring the promise of America. This is about doing what I can as a citizen. This is about shaking the Congressional leadership out of their complacency so that they, too, see the urgency and the importance of their action to right a host of perilous wrongs perpetrated by Bush and Cheney.

    Finally, I need to walk because as a citizen it is all I can think to do that demonstrates how important this is to me. I can’t sit back any longer satisfied with my outrage. It isn’t enough. So I am doing this for me and, I hope, for you.

    A Little Bit More About the Project

    With a little help from my friends…

    This project developed rather spontaneously after one Bush/Cheney outrage too many finally moved me to literally walk my talk. My first job when I was discharged from the Air Force was teaching high school social studies including American History. It was during the Nixon era a year before he resigned. When he resigned I was overjoyed that it proved to the whole world our system of checks and balances and the very ideals I taught were alive and well.

    I moved on to study organizational systems and taught management at the collegiate level on three continents. I was fortunate enough to see the world and to confirm my suspicions that our democracy, as imperfect as it is, still works. I never dreamed that it would be hijacked and that my return to active citizenship would be in a time of another Constitutional crisis. I certainly didn’t think my return to active citizenship would be because the institutions I assumed would look after the Constitution would abandon it.

    I have decided to undertake this walk from historic Faneuil Hall in Boston to Nancy Pelosi’s office in Washington D.C. because I’ve written the letters, spoken with my Congressman, and been patient while the Democrats settled into their leadership role. I hoped they would do the right thing. But they haven’t. Impeachment is “off the table.”

    This effort is to put it back on the table."


David Swanson is the creator of www.impeachcheney.org/, the Washington Director of democrats.com/ and of www.impeachpac.org/. He is co-founder of the www.afterdowningstreet.org/ coalition, creator of www.meetwithcindy.org/, and a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, of the Backbone Campaign, and of Voters for Peace. He was the organizer in 2006 of Camp Democracy. He serves on the steering committee of the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice and on a working group of United for Peace and Justice.

He has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a communications director, with jobs including Press Secretary for Dennis Kucinich's 2004 presidential campaign, Media Coordinator for the International Labor Communications Association, and three years as Communications Coordinator for ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Swanson is a member of and has served on the Executive Council of the Washington Baltimore Newspaper Guild. He obtained a Master's degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia in 1997. His website is www.davidswanson.org/. In April and May 2007, Swanson consulted part-time for Kucinich for President 2008.

Recently, he spoke in New Hampshire with "Lord of the Rings" star Viggo Mortensen, Maine Lawyers for Democracy leader John Kaminsky, Congressman Kucinich, and John Nichols. (A video of the event should be posted soon at www.kucinichtv.com/.

Together, we will look at what is happening across the country and what people can do to make Impeachment a reality this year. Here are some of the things they urged folks to do:

John shared his own personal transformation story and details of his amazing march through winter along the path laid down by our country's founders. He should be an inspiration to any who have not yet taken to the streets, and urged people, who weren't quite ready to make such a huge committment to at least give Nancy Pelosi a call and urge her to put Impeachment on the table (Her phone number is: 202-225-0100). He also urged people to simnply raise the issue one on one with people they know or oeven people they don't know- as the public has a responsibility to educate one another, in light of the failure of the corporate media.


David Swanson noted that more and more candidates are pushing for Impeachment, as part of their platform. He also said that Kucinich would be a resolution introducing articles of impeachment against George W. Bush in January. He also said that there is a national campaign underway to phone/fax/email/pressure Congress to move forward on Impeachment on January 15th & 16th.


He urged people to sign Wexler's petition at wexlerwantshearings.com, call Congress, visit their offices, do actions, do civil disobedience, write op-eds, write letters to the newspapers, join protests, be creative and do whatever you can think of to raise the Impeachment issue and broadcast your support of Impeachment to the world.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

December 17, 2007- Passion, Purpose and Poetry Show with Vanessa German



Listen 7:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guest - Vanessa German.




Vanessa German is a performance and visual artist currently based in Pittsburgh, PA. Her mixed media sculptural works gather inspiration from the Kongo "Nkisi" power figures, Mexican iconography, and the many potent, tragic, and stark realities of present day life. Seeking to create work that evokes not only the visceral emotional response of spirit and memory, Vanessa's work also seeks to create a visual contemporary ritual iconography relevant to the realities of the modern world; to employ objects with the power to invoke. Recent exhibitions include "Celebration of Visual Traditions", touring PA through 2008; "Migrations" at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; "In Our House", at 937 Liberty Avenue, and "Objectification" at Gallerie Chiz.


German has shown and performed throughout the country. A featured performer at the International Arts Festival in Grahmstown, South Africa, Vanessa's performance poetry could be seen and heard in Germany, Sweden, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Olympia, and New Mexico.


Vanessa was a 2005 and 2006 nominee for Emerging Artist of the Year at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. She is the National Slam Bush Champion, Ink Tank Slam Champion, and was voted Best Spoken-word Poet by the Pittsburgh City Paper. Other performance credits include August Wilson's “The Piano Lesson”, “Seven Guitars”, and Jo Turner’s Come and Gone”; "Fire", her performance project with the Three Rivers Arts Festival, and this spring's Kuntu Repertory Theater production of "Relativity".


She says:


    "I am interested in work that is most thoroughly alive. Work which itself is a contribution to a culture of humanity, connected by ritual, ceremony and celebration."


I met Vanessa at the Storyfield Conference last August, where the mantle of organizing the next conference landed on her shoulders. As a teacher, she is currently working on a project that was born out of Storyfield, to enable students to create "Vision videos"- individual and collective videos expressing hopeful visions for the future.


P.S.On the day we did this show, I became violently ill, unfortunately it was very sudden and started only minutes before the show began, so I finally gave up at one hour and forty-five minutes into the show. We actually thought I had appendicitis, and my husband called 911, and I was taken by ambulance to the hospital. I was diagnosed with having a kidney stone. Eventually, I was stabilized and sent home, and I'll be taking a rest and recuperating with family over the holidays.


I felt very badly about not finishing the show, especially since I have great love and respect for Vanessa. I did want to share my favorite poem with her, but was unable to do so. So let me, at least, post it here:


It is from Magister Ludi, or The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse


Stages

    As every flower fades and as all youth
    Departs, so life at every stage,
    So every virtue, so our grasp of truth,
    Blooms in its day and may not last forever.

    Since life may summon us at every age
    Be ready, heart, for parting, new endeavor,
    Be ready bravely and without remorse
    To find new light that old ties cannot give.
    In all beginnings dwells a magic force
    For guarding us and helping us to live.

    Serenely let us move to distant places
    And let no sentiments of home detain us.
    The Cosmic Spirit seeks not to restrain us
    But lifts us stage by stage to wider spaces.

    If we accept a home of our own making,
    Familiar habit makes for indolence.
    We must prepare for parting and leave-taking
    Or else remain the slaves of permanence.

    Even the hour of our death may send
    Us speeding on to fresh and newer spaces,
    And life may summon us to newer races.
    So be it, heart: bid farewell without end.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

December 10, 2007- 9/11 Truth Show with Jason King, Mia Hamel, Dylan Avery
















Listen 7:00- 8:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests - Jason King and Mia Hamel.

Listen 8:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guest - Dylan Avery.

Jason King is an activist, parent and graphic designer and a major force behind Boston911Truth.org and the Boston Tea Parties for 9/11 Truth. He is also on the steering committee of 911Truth.org/.

At the age of 17 he participated in the 1971 May Day demonstrations, and was a plaintiff in the class action suit Dellums v. Powell conducted through the ACLU, which established the precedent for monetary compensation for the violation of one's constitutional rights. The Supreme Court later cited this case as a precedent in the decision to grant compensation to Japanese Americans who in WWII were interned in American prison camps.

From a family of WWII veterans, Mr. King's role has been to fight the injustices of war itself by lending his talents as a graphic artist to many organizations in campaigns to end the wars waged, from Vietnam to Iraq. In the 1980's Mr. King was a member of Communicators for Nuclear Disarmament, a media and design clearinghouse for the Nuclear Freeze movement. His goal is to continue creating professional level design and creative teams, to convey the urgent message of our time regarding the unanswered questions 9/11. Mr. King maintains that peace and truth are American values that transcend political ideologies, and that the fundamental principals of our republic enshrined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights need to be restored.

Mia Hamel is an activist in Florida, who has also helped with 9/11 Truth Conferences, and communications through her White Rose Newsletter. She was arrested for leafletting at the premiere of Oliver Stone's film World Trade Center exercising her first amendment rights in an act of civil disobedience. She is a courageous, inspiring person showing how one person can and does make difference.


Dylan Avery wanted to make films. He was told by the famous actor, James Gandolfini, "If you want to be a successful director, you have to have something to say to the world." His first foray was a fictional film about some guys who found out that 9/11 was was not a terrorist attack, but rather, an attack by their own government.


In the process of making the film, the evidence began adding up. Dylan took the heroic path of seeking and speaking truth, capturing the attention of an entire generation with- the internet blockbuster- Loose Change. In a very organic way, he and his friends began traveling to promote the film, speaking to audiences across the country. They garnered media attention and harsh criticisms from researchers within the 9/11 Truth Movement.

Dylan and his friends continued to do research, learn from their critics, work with the activists, bond with the victims, support those who risked their lives to save lives at Ground Zero and suffered the devastating health effects of the toxic dust. Dylan grew, the film evolved, and evolved again. With facts checked and given the warm approval of our esteemed researcher, David Ray Griffin, they have produced a third edition of the original idea - "Loose Change - Final Cut" released November 11th, debuting in the U.K., then the East Coast, and now premiering in the West Coast. Dylan and Jason Bermas will be at the premieres, along with local musician Remo Conscious who produced the soundtracks for the films. They will also be participating in the second San Francisco Tea Party for 9/11 Truth, held in Solidarity with the Boston Tea Party, on the 234th Anniversary of the first Boston Tea Party- Sunday, December 16, 2007.


The Tea Parties


From Boston to San Francisco, modern patriots will express their rejection of Bush’s tyrannical laws and their demand for a genuine investigation of 9/11--as well as their demand for impeachment--by tossing, burning or shredding into oceans, rivers, and barbecue pits the rejected 9/11 Report, the PATRIOT Act, the Military Commissions Act, Presidential Directive 51, and H.R. 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007.

In solidarity with Boston 9/11 Truth’s re-enactment of the Boston Tea Party, the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance will echo the call for all Americans to cast off the tyranny, deceit and lies imposed on the American public since 9/11/2001.

At 12 noon on December 16th in San Francisco, costumed activists will rally at Pier 39, bearing oversized replicas of the flawed 9/11 Report and other tyrannical, offensive documents, ringing bells, and making proclamations. The activists will parade westward past Fisherman’s Wharf to rally again at 2 pm at the foot of Hyde Street Pier, before a final march through Aquatic Park to the end of Municipal Pier where at 3 pm the replicas will be thrown into the Bay.

The 9/11 Truth Movement is highly critical of the omissions and distortions of the official 9/11 Commission Report, which failed to answer the majority of the questions posed by the families of 9/11 victims. Many scientists--and even greater numbers of experienced professionals, from pilots to retired intelligence officials--are challenging the Commission’s findings and the NIST Report and calling for the release of evidence that the government has withheld.

H.R. 1955, in its heavy-handed measures to prevent homegrown terrorism, is reminiscent of “A Proclamation for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition” issued by King George III in 1775, which had the effect of transforming loyal subjects into traitorous rebels and ordering all colonists "to use their utmost endeavours to withstand and suppress such rebellion." In Congressional hearings, those who dare to raise legitimate questions about the government’s account of 9/11 are now being branded as terrorists. Congress has joined the Executive branch in declaring war upon citizens who oppose war and defend the Constitution.

The San Francisco Tea Party for 9/11 Truth will feature the reading of a formal proclamation, which concludes as follows:

“Therefore, we the people… REJECT the findings in the official 9/11 and NIST Report, the PATRIOT ACT, the Military Commissions Act, the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, and Presidential Directive 51, and DEMAND the release of documents and evidence withheld by the government, and an IMMEDIATE, genuinely independent 9/11 investigation with subpoena powers, independent 9/11 researchers, and oversight by 9/11 families and concerned citizens. We DEMAND that Congress members uphold their oath of office to defend our Constitution, exercise executive oversight, and IMPEACH the President and Vice President before they commit more crimes against our nation and the world through deceptions, lies, and war.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

December 3, 2007- Election Protection Show with Sherry Healy






Listen 7:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guest - Sherry Healy.

Since 2002, Sherry Healy has been singularly dedicated to the election integrity cause. As a result Sherry Healy is co-founder of the California Election Protection Network, and is a coordinator for the Election Defense Alliance. Locally she is Chair of Marin-Democracy for America's Election Reform Committee, as well as a delegate for California's 6th Assembly District.

Sherry has been singularly dedicated to the election integrity cause since 2002 resulting in over a 70 written materials--from articles to position statements. Some notable articles are "Machinations Behind Closed Doors" and the "No Hearing Hearing." Some notable position papers are the "California Election Protection Network's Centralized Voter Registration Recommendations to the Election Assistance Commission" and the "Titanium Standard audit protocol. Sherry also wrote a humorous play titled, "How to Maintain Our Democracy's Election Hygiene," which was performed by CodePink at the Sparc Theater in Venice, California.

Also, with the aim of raising awareness, Sherry has orchestrated important public events, including a highly successful San Diego Town Hall meeting in November of 2006, which was hosted by Ed Asner and featured prominent national election integrity leaders. It is notable that this San Diego Town Hall meeting, with its important recommendations to voters, received extensive airplay on Link TV, as well as other outlets, in the critical week prior to a pivotal California Secretary of State race. Recently, Sherry joined the Board of Directors for California's Tangible Ballot Initiative.

More recently, she put her creative and entrepreneurial experience to use in co-creating Equalivote, which is a non-computerized ballot marking device for voters with disabilities.

In Vote by Mail We Trust, But Why?

Turnout, turnout, turnout, is the mantra of campaign managers. And fast, easy and cheap is the mantra of election officials and consumers. Apparently, Vote by Mail has something for everyone, and so it’s no wonder it now constitutes 40% of California’s vote and its popularity is rapidly gaining momentum nationwide.

Not too surprising then, that if you say vote by mail is a fast track to fascism, people’s eyes roll in disbelief. But listeners may want to suspend their disbelief to learn about vote by mail's structural unreliability and much more, and then see what you think.

Elections have been stolen, ever since they have held them, but the techniques and technologies have evolved over time. Is it even possible for citizens to oversee the processes and be sure that their votes are counted? Sherry has delved into the labyrinth of modern voting which is evolving as rapidly as technology is evolving. She can point out the dangers, pitfalls, shortcomings, blatant criminality and corruption that she has discovered on her journey and the direction that we need to go, if we are to avoid institutionalized fascism.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

November 26, 2007- Democracy Show with Evan Ravitz and Laura Wells















Listen 7:00- 8:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guest - Evan Ravitz.

Listen 8:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guest - Laura Wells.

Evan Ravitz has been championing the National Initiative for Democracy, written by former US Senator Mike Gravel. The National Initiative empowers people to share law-making power with representatives, similar to ballot initiatives in 24 States, but at all levels from national to local and with several improvements. The People as check and balance against legislators, Congress, lobbyists, and money!


Senator Gravel among others tried to get Congress to ratify a similar National Voter Initiative in 1977, but of course Congress refused to share power (as also happened in 1917 and 1937.) Since then, Gravel discovered that the Founders had the same basic problem: the existing 13 Legislatures refused to share real power with the upstart USA. The Founders pondered and "resorted" to their First Principle ("The People are Sovereign.") and decided to have The People ratify the Constitution, at the Constitutional Conventions.


The National Initiative, is the most powerful reform since the Constitution, to make real the promise of "government by the people." The National Initiative consists of the brief Democracy Amendment and the more detailed Democracy Act. Similarly, YOU can now vote to ratify the National Initiative at Vote.org!"


Initiatives put the people in the drivers seat. Responsibility brings more responsible people: more people vote in States with initiatives. In Switzerland, centuries of national initiatives result in the highest newspaper readership in the world.


Initiatives are competition for legislators, which brings more representative behavior from representatives. The National Initiative will break Congress' monopoly on national legislative power.


People are less influenced by money than representatives. This study and book show that people favor "grassroots" initiatives over "big money" initiatives while the Associated Press shows Congress usually votes the way big money wants.


When legislators make mistakes they cover them up --to protect their careers & egos. Citizens lack the coverup incentive but have incentive to fix mistakes: regular people suffer more than the privileged. Thomas Jefferson said "The will of the majority is the natural law of every society and the only sure guardian of the rights of man; though this may err, yet its errors are honest, solitary and short-lived."


Large, diverse groups of independent people make better decisions. The award-winning book "The Wisdom of Crowds" shows how and why. The National Initiative is endorsed by a wide variety of movers and shakers.


Evan Ravitz is an activist, performing artist, programmer/analyst, writer, and has led a very adventurous life.


Laura Wells has over 21 years experience in financial systems – investments, pension funds, union dues accounting, and real estate loans. She holds a B.A. from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI, Phi Beta Kappa), and an M.Ed. from Antioch University. She lives in Oakland and is the proud mother of Natalia, a 23-year-old musician and graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz.

In 2006 she ran (again) for the office of "State Controller" on the Green Party ticket in California. http://www.laurawells.org/ is her campaign website. (She had the distinction of getting more votes than any other Green candidate- over 400,000, when she ran for the same office in 2002.) Controllers basically “Follow the money!” and keep track of where the taxpayer's money goes and report to the real boss — the people of California. The Controller manages the state’s checkbook, collecting money and signing checks. She serves on many boards and commissions, affecting public lands, water, taxes, and the state’s pension funds. When it comes to whether Green Party statewide candidates in California can win, if everyone who agreed with Green Party values, votes for them, the Green Party candidates would win!

However, the system is messed up. Nowhere in the Constitution are political parties mentioned, and yet we have a two-party system that seems as unsinkable as the Titanic seemed. Luckily, the life raft of the Green Party expands to hold everyone that jumps on board.

Our current political system is Democracy 101. It was a state-of-the-art political system 200 years ago, but it needs to be updated for today.

Laura Wells will speak on the show immediately after participating in a meeting on Wise Democracy Oakland ( See- Wisdom Councils http://www.wisedemocracy.org/ and http://www.wisedemocracyvictoria.com/.) This project will be an experiment in direct, participatory democracy in Oakland, where ordinary citizens come together to address the issues they deem important in our civil society. Thr group includes those who responded to this appeal at a recent Democracy Forum in Oakland:

    "Let's take as our focus the possibility of holding a Wisdom Council on March 14-15, 2008, with approximate 12 participants, who would be a randomly selected group of folks from Oakland. The group would be facilitated with dynamic facilitation, and would come to a consensus statement to be presented to the community, public officials, and the media. This Wisdom Council is meant to be the beginning of a continuing process of engaging more and more people and building consensus toward action around the issues that concern us all. Who here would like to be part of a group working toward that possibility?"


Everywhere in the U.S. and the world where regular folks have been involved in policy, their ability to handle complexity and to devise creative and practical solutions, has surprised themselves, and public officials. (See An Experimental Framework for Community Democracy.)

The Green Party, which has Grassroots Democracy as one of its four main values, has been one area of activism for Laura. She ran as a candidate for State Controller in order to open up the electoral process, and she was on the campaign team that got a 69% "yes" vote in Oakland in November 2006 for Instant Runoff Voting, a form of ranked choice voting.

Laura has also visited Venezuela, where in the past couple of years participatory democracy has made great strides, in the barrios of Caracas and the towns of the campesinos, in a way that is the complete opposite of how the media and U.S. government portray the Hugo Chavez government (Her recommended websites for more accurate information regarding what is happening in Venezuela are: http://www.venezuelanotes.blogspot.com/, http://www.veninfo.com/ and www.vensolidarity.net.)

She is applying her learnings in Venezuela, the Green Party, and the Dialogue and Deliberation movement (See-
Deep Democracy and Community Wisdom) to the local experiments being planned for Oakland. In so doing, she hopes at least to plant seed for a feeling of empowerment and hope - which she sees as a vital nutrient in these times - in ordinary people.




Tuesday, November 13, 2007

November 19, 2007 Growing Threat of Martial Law Show with Frank Morales



Listen 7:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guest - Frank Morales.

Frank Morales is an Episcopal priest, writer, musician and activist born and raised on New York City's Lower East Side. He is a central leader of New York 9/11 Truth and the foremost investigator on the militarization of the police and preparations for military rule in America.

His articles Homeland Defense: Pentagon Declares War on America and Bush Moves Toward Martial Law were voted voted #2 Most Censored Story in 2003 and 2006 by Project Censored. He recently spoke at their Media Accountability Conference whose theme was- Media Censorship and the erosion of Civil Liberties


In the first half hour of the show, Frank shares his personal background, growing up in the Vietnam Era and his inspiration by the activists and spiritual leaders of that time. He was actively involved in the squatters' movement. His own direct experiences led him to investigate and understand the government's use of the police as a counter-insurgency tool to displace people who might provide pockets of resistance. Eliminating their housing, access to food, community, dispersing the poor in the inner cities was one of the tactics. The squatters' movement helped to create community and space for resistance, art, music to flourish and they have had their skirmishes with the police, but have triumphed to some degree, although certainly gentrification and the struggle continues.


In the rest of the first hour, Frank looks at the larger pattern and the Military Commissions Act and the most recent H.R.1955 - Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007, passed by Congress and now in the Senate- pre-emptive measures to control thought and dissent. See the Baltimore Sun article-
Here come the thought police
.


In the second hour, we respond to a couple of callers who questioned the veracity of a book on The Franklin Cover-Up (See the film Conspiracy of Silence) and the illegality of Martial Law which raised the issues of the evil/ the demonic within government, and the existence/persistence/definition of martial Law in various forms. Frank recommended a book entitled Hitler's Justice: The Courts of the Third Reich by Ingo Muller which showed how Hitler created a parallel legal structure to the court system in Germany to implement his agenda. We are seeing new structures being created to replace the Constitutional, accepted legal system within the United States to implement an agenda which serves a very small segment of the population at the expense of everyone else.


Despite the litany of Executive Orders, and horrific legislation, Frank believes that the resistance is growing stronger and truth will triumph. Local initiatives include getting an initiative on the ballot in New York City for a real investigation into 9/11 with subpeona power. He uses the metaphor that Jesus used of the "mustard seed" for truth which was considered a weed by farmers who tried to eradicate it- but were never successful. His work has obviously inspired him and he sees how historically movements have grown and succeeded over time.


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Nov. 12, 2007- Media Renaissance- from Selling War to Serving Life Show with David Mathison and Eduardo Cohen





Listen 7:00- 8:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guest in the first hour- David Mathison.

Listen 8:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guest in the second hour- Eduardo Cohen.


David Mathison is an internationally recognized media expert with more than 20 years experience in content management. Some of the world's largest publishers use his solutions to directly connect with mass, globally distributed audiences for maximum exposure. His legacy provides millions of global citizens with free news, financial data, audio and video information on the web's most popular sites.


David's resume includes-

*1995: Masters degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs
* 1994-1999: Vice President with Reuters, the world's largest news agency
* 1999-2001: Chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Kinecta Corporation, now part of Oracle.
* 2002-Present: Publisher of the book, BE THE MEDIA.

His new book-BE THE MEDIA is an extension of Mathison's award-winning work in eliminating inefficiencies in publishing, providing all participants with more egalitarian, democratic and open systems. The book is the result of a decentralized, collaborative effort by some of today's leading media activists, educators and experts. BE THE MEDIA offers solid, practical and proven techniques that show artists how to inexpensively create and widely distribute their content.


In the introduction to his book, the notion that a media renaissance is underway is explored. This renaissance is creating an upheaval in existing social relationships and new possibilities, as we improve people's ability to communicate with one another directly rather than allowing the most powerful to monopolize mass communications. We are in the birth process of opening new media possibilities to nurture genuine informed democracies, while the illegitimacy and lies of the dominant structures are challenging and destroying those who have abused their power.


Eduardo Cohen hosted and produced "The Other Americas Radio Journal" for fifteen years, providing analysis of US foreign policy and it's coverage in US news media with a focus on the distorting affects of racism, propaganda and corporate nationalism. The program aired on several radio stations, including KPFA.


    - Served in a combat unit and in an Army press information office in Viet Nam. It was there he first observed the gaps between the realities of US foreign and military policy and how they are reported in the United States.

    - Witnessed the impact of US policy during seven years living and traveling in Latin America and while investigating human rights violations in the Middle East during the Gulf War.

    - Has been documenting anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism in the news for more than twenty years.


Eduardo Cohen is a member of Veterans for Peace and Alternatives to War Through Education. He speaks and gives workshops to activists to improve their skills in getting their message to the media, and covered by the media. At the same time he is very aware of how the media works and will focus on "News Media Complicity and the Selling of Never-Ending War." He will analyze the "monumental journalistic failure" in coverage of US Middle East policy, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the manufactured threat of Iran, and the War on Terror.

He will describe how anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism, propaganda, nationalism, ethnocentrism and militarism combine with news media complicity to distort and even reverse reality in Middle East coverage.

He will also connect the Cold War with globalization and the War on Terror and discuss the importance of critical news consumption, and support of alternative media.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

November 5th- Unmasking State Sponsored Terrorism Show with Barrie Zwicker, Kevin Barrett, Sherry Clark, and John Leonard








Listen 7:00- 8:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guest in the first hour- Barrie Zwicker.

Listen 8:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests in the second hour- Kevin Barrett, Sherry Clark and John Leonard.

Barrie Zwicker is the author of Towers of Deception- The Media Cover-Up of 9/11, winner of the Independent Publisher 2007 Gold Medal Award in the Current Events category. Barrie Zwicker is an independent documentary producer, writer, and political activist. He is the first mainstream television journalist in the world to deeply question the official 9/11 story. He became a director of the International Citizens' Inquiry Into 9/11, Phase 2, at the University of Toronto in May of 2004. He produced The Great Deception, which aired on Canadian television in early 2002. He also produced The Great Conspiracy- The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw (which is also included in the book Towers of Deception).

Barrie also wrote Was Guy Fawkes just a victim of an earlier WMD scheme? in the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail on Nov. 5, 2005. (Guy Fawkes Day happens to be Barrie’s birthday.) He is also currently writing a book on this topic.

Kevin Barrett is the author/editor of Truth Jihad My Epic Struggle against the 9/11 Big Lie, and 9/11 and American Empire: Christians, Jews and Muslims Speak Out. He is a founder of the Muslim, Jewish, Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth-(MUJCA.com) and also a radio host on We The People Radio Network.

He was enthusiastic about the idea of World Peace Week, which he jazzed up, brainstorming with Sherry Clark, the creative webmaster of War on War Week. Kevin thought that we should take greater advantage of the film V is for Vendetta which exposes state terrorism and encourages people to not allow their governments to terrorize them and destroy their rights and freedoms. A fun, fireworks-filled, participatory holiday would win over greater support than a quiet, peaceful anniversary observation, in his opinion.

John Leonard came up with the idea for a World Peace Week from November 5th through November 11th:


    It would start on November 5th -- Guy Fawkes Day, the holiday that celebrates the granddaddy of all fake war provocations (the 400th anniversary was in 2005) – and last through November 11th --Veterans Day, which commemorates the end of WWI on 11/11/1917 and the veterans and victims of this and all other wars started by false pretexts.

    To end these wars, we have to awaken people to both the knowledge of how the war party incites war, and to sympathy for the fallen. These dates in November are a perfect time to remember both culprits and victims.

    This International Peace Week is a spontaneous networking of activists, authors and media. It provides a focus for arranging interviews and call-ins to talk radio, letters to the editor, articles and chats online, and your own local conferences, meetings, and demonstrations.

John is also the publisher of the first 9/11 Truth book, The War on Freedom by Nafeez Ahmed, as well as Kevin Barrett's Truth Jihad and Webster Tarpley's Synthetic Terror- Made in USA. When Nafeez Ahmed had to cancel his first speaking trip to the U.S. in the summer of 2002 when his book came out, John Leonard traveled to the Bay Area to speak in his place. He helped sponsor the first issues of the Deception Dollar and has distributed them over the years. He is both a publisher and an activist.

Sherry Clark is an activist, carrying on her work in the extremely red state of Ohio. She herself was once a Bush supporter who honestly believed she had voted for the moral candidate...twice. In the summer of 2006 she read the book, Crimes Against Nature by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. That is when she fist learned of Bush's disregard for the environment. From there she explored other news sources outside of her local printing company, the Columbus Dispatch, and learned that the situation was even worse than Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had described. She stumbled upon the documentary Loose Change shortly thereafter, and her life changed from socialite to political activist practically overnight.

She is launching a newspaper called The Liberty Voice to educate her fellow Ohioans. She agrees with Abraham Lincoln that


    "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts."
    Sherry believes that the Midwestern people are the salt of the earth. The phrase "salt of the earth" is inspired from the nature of salt itself as both an irritant and a healer. In the case of 9-11 truth, she believes the salt of the earth will have the power to heal the nation, first by causing irritation to others through telling the truth about that day and then by transforming that wound into healing.




In addition to publishing The Liberty Voice, she has launched the website War on War Week ( www.waronwar.us/) and spearheaded the group Columbus 9/11 Truth (www.columbus911truth.org/. ). She is involved with her local World Can't Wait group and has helped create their local website at www.columbuswcw.org. She lives in Liberty Township, Ohio, with her two young daughters.

We all believe that it is very important to expose state-sponsored terrorism. Celebrating the week of November 5th- November 11th provides an annual opportunity to educate the public about the history of state-sponsored terrorism, whether we choose to emphasize peace or to dramatically challenge war.

By exposing the common pattern through which state-sponsored terrorism has been used to launch imperial wars and crack down on dissent, we hope to bust the "war game" once and for all.

PS- This is a rerun of our October 22nd Show- because it actually is going to be broadcast on Guy Fawkes Day. Since this show was made, a Trick or Truth website was made to encourage activism on Halloween and also to promote World Peace Week.

This was a very lively show and guests and callers made some excellent points. Here are notes from John Leonard on the subject of the V for Vendetta film:


    Main Points - Guy fawkes myth - blowback myth - vengeance, vendetta
    Single terrorist or lone gunman myth
    Cult aspects of movie - to appeal to a subset of the culture - the radical chic elements in it are not new and will not reach the people who need to be radicalized
    We tend to think that if we like a movie, it will also be a big hit and be understood in the same way countrywide and it just isn't necessarily so

    V quotes Newton, action and reaction - this confirms blowback myth which is the cycle of vengeance, the key tool of divide and conquer, the alibi behind false flag terror, because you can motivate people to strike back and you get your war. Of course the title Vendetta means a feud.

    at the beginning you have the heroine Evey saying do you think blowing up a building would do any good? and at the end she is converted to violence.

    Validating and Popularizing the false flag Guy Fawkes for America, with Guy as idealist hero, when he was a patsy, an Oswald, a loose cannon and soldier of fortune who got caught in the machine.

    Lesbian heroine - this is a way of targeting it to the liberal audience that already knows the materials like Orwell, fascism and religious extremism, and keeping it away from the people we need to reach

    Illusion that one person could heroically create all these terrorist effects - after Webster Tarpley has enunciated the axiom that only state actors are capable of spectacular terror -

    The movie will have different messages for different people. Blowback is one of the top messages they love to use to corrupt the liberal left and split them off from the mainstream.
    Of course the man in the street isn't going to sympathize with Arab hijackers because of some sympathetic sociological blowback theory -- he is going to want to strike back. That's why LIHOP was useless.

    Don't underestimate how sophisticated Hollywood is as part of the corporate media, who are our sworn enemies. When the Warner logo comes up on the screen, well, be warned!

    So that's the problem with the fantasy of violent revolt in V for Vendetta. We have to keep plugging away at getting the word out until the regime falls, the way the Soviet Union collapsed, when the people in it just can't keep living the lie. The fact that they want to provoke violence is proof that this is not the tool for us here and now.

    The word is more powerful than V's swords, and we do have a fighting chance. The other day I came across a Financial Times poll that said 35 per cent of US 16- to 24-year-olds identifying their own country as the main threat to world peace!
    clipmarks.com/clipmark/E997ABBD-DC7E-41EA-AFC5-106FC21509C6
    And for the most part this is even without knowing about false flag terror!

    (in an earlier poll Israel was seen as the biggest threat, by all age groups, but it was not on the list in this poll)

    To the Brian Goods out there - Yes we definitely should respond, use, capitalize on the appeal of the V phenomenon and use it to reach people
    But we also need to give them the real story.


Kevin Barrett added:


    My bottom line on V for Vendetta:

    1) It's the best available tool for bringing new people to a discussion of false flag terror and fascism, because it's entertaining and interesting. Lots of people can consider these ideas as fiction but won't go there, at least at first, in non-fiction. Thus V screenings and discussions are an ideal way to introduce these ideas to a wider audience. We should focus our War on War efforts on getting these V house parties going!

    2) At the deepest level, the film is about overcoming fear. That resonates with the 9/11 truth movement, whose prime task is overcoming the fear that was engineered on 9/11, both in ourselves and in the general population. The film suggests that a certain kind of pure, prophetic, righteous anger is a powerful antidote to fear. V's transformation into a superhero in the camp symbolizes his overcoming fear and passivity by allowing himself to feel the anger that is the natural response to oppression--and to begin acting from that anger in a pure and powerful way. And Evie, of course, is the heart of the movie, moving from fearful potential rape victim to a genuine human being, i.e. one who has overcome fear of death. (Nobody who fears death has yet achieved full humanity--which is why genuine humans are so rare!)

    I think many 9/11 truth people remain passive because they are paralyzed by fear, much of which is fear of the destructive potential of their own repressed anger. So they continue to repress 99% of their anger, which makes them miserable, low-energy, depressed, and prone to cancer and heart disease..while they let off steam with the other 1% by sniping at fellow 9/11 activists, especially those who don't suffer from the same debilitating syndrome. I think we need to FEEL our righteous anger, let it lift us beyond fear, to the point V and Evie reach where they no longer fear death, imprisonment, torture, or anything else, and channel that prophetic anger into an all-out battle for truth and for the utter destruction of a fascist regime based on lies. I suspect that those who are afraid of this movie, and afraid of using it as a tool for activism, are clinging to their fear "like a beggar clinging to his lice" as Baudelaire wrote.

    Another question is which tactics to use in the all-out battle for truth. I'm reading William Vollman's brilliant Rising Up, Rising Down which covers this territory well. The kind of stupid violence that agents provocateurs incite should of course be avoided. But that obviously is not our main problem -- our main problem is cowardice, paralysis, inaction, depression, anger-turned-inward, intra-movement sniping, passivity, envy of anyone who accomplishes anything, etc. We need to turn that anger outward and use it intelligently if we are to take down the neocon neonazi regime and save the planet.

Barrie Zwicker wrote:

    As for my own contribution last evening, I'm not sure how much a listener
    would have gotten through me that was clear and useful.

    As I work on my book (in fits and starts) I keep repeatedly come to the
    realization of how much I have to learn about false flag ops, even though I
    know more than most people.

    I look forward to listening to the second hour of last night's program
    a.s.a.p., especially for the back 'n' forth on V for Vendetta. I've seen
    that movie three times; our Toronto core group has had fascinating
    discussions about it: the range of views is very wide.

    As I mentioned to caller Solomon (he did seem wise!) I'm not going to accept
    any more gigs (except, I guess, invitations from mainstream media to go on
    air about 9/11 and/or the so-called "war on terror") for the duration.
    I don't know how others do it, but I find I can't finish a book unless I
    withdraw from activism.

    It would be great if my book could be published in time for World Peace Week
    / War on War Week 2008. We'll see.

    Peace, good wishes, joy, strength, courage and love to all.
    BarrieZ

My thanks to guests, callers, listeners, and activists who recognize the importance of truth, courage, and how love of life is the most powerful force os all.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

October 29, 2007- Crushing Liberty and Dissent Show with Nikolas Sikelianos, Aram James, Ralph Schoenmann, Mya Shone, and Frank Morales








Listen 7:00- 8:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests in the first hour- Nikolas Sikelianos and Aram James.

Listen 8:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests in the second hour- Ralph Schoenmann, Mya Schone and Frank Morales.

The militarization of the police forces has happened slowly, but surely, for decades. Police and the National Guard have been used to disperse protesters, break strikes, protect the wealthy against the wrath of the masses. During the Republican national Convention, 1200 protesters were rounded up and incarcerated in an unhealthy, unpleasant, toxic environment; their rights were blatantly violated.

One of them was Nikolas Sikelianos who will be returning to New York for his day in court to stand up for civil rights. He will also run for them, quite literally in the New York Marathon next month, championing 9/11 Truth in the process.

Aram James was a Public Defender for many years and still stands up for people who have had their rights trampled. He fought a huge battle in Palo Alto against Tasers, and helped form the Coalition for Justice and Accountability, calling for a ban on the use of tasers, the electric shock devices now carried by all San Jose patrol officers. James is extremely knowledgable about these dangerous devices which can be used to torture people, and can and have caused many needless deaths. On October 7th a study on tasers was released and James said:



    “The study concludes -- without supporting data -- that Tasers reduce injuries to both police and the individuals Tasered. But the authors, offer no systematic data to support this conclusion.” James says that actually the study's own data belies their own conclusion of safety. The abstract reported 23% of 597 subjects received some sort of injury. “Nearly 1 in 4, hardly support for the proposition that Tasers are safe -- and when coupled with 293 taser related deaths, a statistic conveniently ignored by the authors of this study, the conclusion that Tasers are safe is not only not true but in fact a lie of deadly proportions.”

The importance of citizen oversight regarding the police cannot be underestimated, as laws are passed granting the police, and the military, greater and greater power over our lives. If we do not assert our human and constitutional rights and the rights of our fellow human beings, we will continue to lose all of them as the government is trying to codify torture, rendition, warrantless searches, the basic rights that most people have taken for granted.

The theme of Project Censored's Media Accountability Conference October 26-27th is Media Censorship and the Erosion of Civil Liberties. Journalists Frank Morales, Robert Parry, Jeremy Scahill, Mike Whitney, Ralph Schoenmann and others will discuss the media's apparent lack of concern over our eroding civil liberties.

Frank Morales will also be speaking on Police State America & Pentagon Civil Disturbance Planning
Ralph Schoenman & Mya Shone, who produce the radio show Taking Aim will be speaking on 9/11 & the Architecture of the Fascist State on October 30, 2007. 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at
Berkeley Unitarian Center, 1606 Bonita Ave. (Corner of Cedar and Bonita)
Berkeley, CA

Frank Morales is an Episcopal priest, writer, musician and activist born and raised on New York City's Lower East Side. He is a central leader of New York 9/11 Truth and the foremost investigator on the militarization of the police and preparations for military rule in America.

Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone are co-producers of Taking Aim, now heard in seventy-seven countries. Their broadcasts, lectures and writing on the "treason at the top" that defines the role of U.S. governmental authority in the events of 9/11 have offered a class analysis that reveals the nature of capitalist rule today. (A $10.00 donation is requested. The hall is wheelchair accessible. Contact: 707-552-9992 for more information.)

The violence used to crush dissent in Third World countries is increasingly being used in the United States against opposition to corporate globalization and imperial wars. This is an enormous topic and one can hardly keep up with the technology and the legislation that is coming into play to protect the few against the many.

Our discussion will cover our personal narratives, the threats, the arrests, the use of psychological violence, the terrorist rhetoric of the mainstrem press, and the larger picture, the class struggles permeating every nation, as the contrast between reality and rhetoric grows wider and wider each day.

Also, on Thursday, November 1st, 7-10 pm the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance is hosting "The Last Man Out Tour" at the Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland with 9/11 Hero- William Rodriguez, and special guests- Cindy Sheehan and Peter Dale Scott, author of The Road to 9/11 Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America to be followed by a reception with heroes from the local 9/11, Truth, Peace and Justice movements. The public is invited to join us. $10 tickets include the reception to follow. (This is also a celebration, and we will be screening, before and after the main presentation a colorful slideshow of activists, and actions.)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

October 22, 2007- Unmasking State Sponsored Terrorism Show with Barrie Zwicker, Kevin Barrett, Sherry Clark and John Leonard








Listen 7:00- 8:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guest in the first hour- Barrie Zwicker.

Listen 8:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests in the second hour- Kevin Barrett, Sherry Clark and John Leonard.

Barrie Zwicker is the author of Towers of Deception- The Media Cover-Up of 9/11, winner of the Independent Publisher 2007 Gold Medal Award in the Current Events category. Barrie Zwicker is an independent documentary producer, writer, and political activist. He is the first mainstream television journalist in the world to deeply question the official 9/11 story. He became a director of the International Citizens' Inquiry Into 9/11, Phase 2, at the University of Toronto in May of 2004. He produced The Great Deception, which aired on Canadian television in early 2002. He also produced The Great Conspiracy- The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw (which is also included in the book Towers of Deception).

Barrie also wrote Was Guy Fawkes just a victim of an earlier WMD scheme? in the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail on Nov. 5, 2005. (Guy Fawkes Day happens to be Barrie’s birthday.) He is also currently writing a book on this topic.

Kevin Barrett is the author/editor of Truth Jihad My Epic Struggle against the 9/11 Big Lie, and 9/11 and American Empire: Christians, Jews and Muslims Speak Out. He is a founder of the Muslim, Jewish, Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth-(MUJCA.com) and also a radio host on We The People Radio Network.

He was enthusiastic about the idea of World Peace Week, which he jazzed up, brainstorming with Sherry Clark, the creative webmaster of War on War Week. Kevin thought that we should take greater advantage of the film V is for Vendetta which exposes state terrorism and encourages people to not allow their governments to terrorize them and destroy their rights and freedoms. A fun, fireworks-filled, participatory holiday would win over greater support than a quiet, peaceful anniversary observation, in his opinion.

John Leonard came up with the idea for a World Peace Week from November 5th through November 11th:


    It would start on November 5th -- Guy Fawkes Day, the holiday that celebrates the granddaddy of all fake war provocations (the 400th anniversary was in 2005) – and last through November 11th --Veterans Day, which commemorates the end of WWI on 11/11/1917 and the veterans and victims of this and all other wars started by false pretexts.

    To end these wars, we have to awaken people to both the knowledge of how the war party incites war, and to sympathy for the fallen. These dates in November are a perfect time to remember both culprits and victims.

    This International Peace Week is a spontaneous networking of activists, authors and media. It provides a focus for arranging interviews and call-ins to talk radio, letters to the editor, articles and chats online, and your own local conferences, meetings, and demonstrations.

John is also the publisher of the first 9/11 Truth book, The War on Freedom by Nafeez Ahmed, as well as Kevin Barrett's Truth Jihad and Webster Tarpley's Synthetic Terror- Made in USA. When Nafeez Ahmed had to cancel his first speaking trip to the U.S. in the summer of 2002 when his book came out, John Leonard traveled to the Bay Area to speak in his place. He helped sponsor the first issues of the Deception Dollar and has distributed them over the years. He is both a publisher and an activist.

Sherry Clark is an activist, carrying on her work in the extremely red state of Ohio. She herself was once a Bush supporter who honestly believed she had voted for the moral candidate...twice. In the summer of 2006 she read the book, Crimes Against Nature by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. That is when she fist learned of Bush's disregard for the environment. From there she explored other news sources outside of her local printing company, the Columbus Dispatch, and learned that the situation was even worse than Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had described. She stumbled upon the documentary Loose Change shortly thereafter, and her life changed from socialite to political activist practically overnight.

She is launching a newspaper called The Liberty Voice to educate her fellow Ohioans. She agrees with Abraham Lincoln that


    "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts."
    Sherry believes that the Midwestern people are the salt of the earth. The phrase "salt of the earth" is inspired from the nature of salt itself as both an irritant and a healer. In the case of 9-11 truth, she believes the salt of the earth will have the power to heal the nation, first by causing irritation to others through telling the truth about that day and then by transforming that wound into healing.




In addition to publishing The Liberty Voice, she has launched the website War on War Week ( www.waronwar.us/) and spearheaded the group Columbus 9/11 Truth (www.columbus911truth.org/. ). She is involved with her local World Can't Wait group and has helped create their local website at www.columbuswcw.org. She lives in Liberty Township, Ohio, with her two young daughters.

We all believe that it is very important to expose state-sponsored terrorism. Celebrating the week of November 5th- November 11th provides an annual opportunity to educate the public about the history of state-sponsored terrorism, whether we choose to emphasize peace or to dramatically challenge war.

By exposing the common pattern through which state-sponsored terrorism has been used to launch imperial wars and crack down on dissent, we hope to bust the "war game" once and for all.

PS- This was a very lively show and guests and callers made some excellent points. Here are notes from John Leonard on the subject of the V for Vendetta film:


    Main Points - Guy fawkes myth - blowback myth - vengeance, vendetta
    Single terrorist or lone gunman myth
    Cult aspects of movie - to appeal to a subset of the culture - the radical chic elements in it are not new and will not reach the people who need to be radicalized
    We tend to think that if we like a movie, it will also be a big hit and be understood in the same way countrywide and it just isn't necessarily so

    V quotes Newton, action and reaction - this confirms blowback myth which is the cycle of vengeance, the key tool of divide and conquer, the alibi behind false flag terror, because you can motivate people to strike back and you get your war. Of course the title Vendetta means a feud.

    at the beginning you have the heroine Evey saying do you think blowing up a building would do any good? and at the end she is converted to violence.

    Validating and Popularizing the false flag Guy Fawkes for America, with Guy as idealist hero, when he was a patsy, an Oswald, a loose cannon and soldier of fortune who got caught in the machine.

    Lesbian heroine - this is a way of targeting it to the liberal audience that already knows the materials like Orwell, fascism and religious extremism, and keeping it away from the people we need to reach

    Illusion that one person could heroically create all these terrorist effects - after Webster Tarpley has enunciated the axiom that only state actors are capable of spectacular terror -

    The movie will have different messages for different people. Blowback is one of the top messages they love to use to corrupt the liberal left and split them off from the mainstream.
    Of course the man in the street isn't going to sympathize with Arab hijackers because of some sympathetic sociological blowback theory -- he is going to want to strike back. That's why LIHOP was useless.

    Don't underestimate how sophisticated Hollywood is as part of the corporate media, who are our sworn enemies. When the Warner logo comes up on the screen, well, be warned!

    So that's the problem with the fantasy of violent revolt in V for Vendetta. We have to keep plugging away at getting the word out until the regime falls, the way the Soviet Union collapsed, when the people in it just can't keep living the lie. The fact that they want to provoke violence is proof that this is not the tool for us here and now.

    The word is more powerful than V's swords, and we do have a fighting chance. The other day I came across a Financial Times poll that said 35 per cent of US 16- to 24-year-olds identifying their own country as the main threat to world peace!
    clipmarks.com/clipmark/E997ABBD-DC7E-41EA-AFC5-106FC21509C6
    And for the most part this is even without knowing about false flag terror!

    (in an earlier poll Israel was seen as the biggest threat, by all age groups, but it was not on the list in this poll)

    To the Brian Goods out there - Yes we definitely should respond, use, capitalize on the appeal of the V phenomenon and use it to reach people
    But we also need to give them the real story.


Kevin Barrett added:


    My bottom line on V for Vendetta:

    1) It's the best available tool for bringing new people to a discussion of false flag terror and fascism, because it's entertaining and interesting. Lots of people can consider these ideas as fiction but won't go there, at least at first, in non-fiction. Thus V screenings and discussions are an ideal way to introduce these ideas to a wider audience. We should focus our War on War efforts on getting these V house parties going!

    2) At the deepest level, the film is about overcoming fear. That resonates with the 9/11 truth movement, whose prime task is overcoming the fear that was engineered on 9/11, both in ourselves and in the general population. The film suggests that a certain kind of pure, prophetic, righteous anger is a powerful antidote to fear. V's transformation into a superhero in the camp symbolizes his overcoming fear and passivity by allowing himself to feel the anger that is the natural response to oppression--and to begin acting from that anger in a pure and powerful way. And Evie, of course, is the heart of the movie, moving from fearful potential rape victim to a genuine human being, i.e. one who has overcome fear of death. (Nobody who fears death has yet achieved full humanity--which is why genuine humans are so rare!)

    I think many 9/11 truth people remain passive because they are paralyzed by fear, much of which is fear of the destructive potential of their own repressed anger. So they continue to repress 99% of their anger, which makes them miserable, low-energy, depressed, and prone to cancer and heart disease..while they let off steam with the other 1% by sniping at fellow 9/11 activists, especially those who don't suffer from the same debilitating syndrome. I think we need to FEEL our righteous anger, let it lift us beyond fear, to the point V and Evie reach where they no longer fear death, imprisonment, torture, or anything else, and channel that prophetic anger into an all-out battle for truth and for the utter destruction of a fascist regime based on lies. I suspect that those who are afraid of this movie, and afraid of using it as a tool for activism, are clinging to their fear "like a beggar clinging to his lice" as Baudelaire wrote.

    Another question is which tactics to use in the all-out battle for truth. I'm reading William Vollman's brilliant Rising Up, Rising Down which covers this territory well. The kind of stupid violence that agents provocateurs incite should of course be avoided. But that obviously is not our main problem -- our main problem is cowardice, paralysis, inaction, depression, anger-turned-inward, intra-movement sniping, passivity, envy of anyone who accomplishes anything, etc. We need to turn that anger outward and use it intelligently if we are to take down the neocon neonazi regime and save the planet.

Barrie Zwicker wrote:

    As for my own contribution last evening, I'm not sure how much a listener
    would have gotten through me that was clear and useful.

    As I work on my book (in fits and starts) I keep repeatedly come to the
    realization of how much I have to learn about false flag ops, even though I
    know more than most people.

    I look forward to listening to the second hour of last night's program
    a.s.a.p., especially for the back 'n' forth on V for Vendetta. I've seen
    that movie three times; our Toronto core group has had fascinating
    discussions about it: the range of views is very wide.

    As I mentioned to caller Solomon (he did seem wise!) I'm not going to accept
    any more gigs (except, I guess, invitations from mainstream media to go on
    air about 9/11 and/or the so-called "war on terror") for the duration.
    I don't know how others do it, but I find I can't finish a book unless I
    withdraw from activism.

    It would be great if my book could be published in time for World Peace Week
    / War on War Week 2008. We'll see.

    Peace, good wishes, joy, strength, courage and love to all.
    BarrieZ

My thanks to guests, callers, listeners, and activists who recognize the importance of truth, courage, and how love of life is the most powerful force os all.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

October 15, 2007- Stopping the Next 9/11 Show with Captain Eric H. May











Listen 7:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guest in the first hour and second hour- Captain Eric H. May

Captain Eric H. May has been focusing his attentions on NORTHCOM-USJFCOM war game "Vigilant Shield-National Level-TOPOFF '08" on Oct 15-20 in Guam; largest counter-terror drill.


    The NORAD drill, conducted to be concurrent with Top Officials 4 (TOPOFF 4), the nation's premier exercise of terrorism preparedness sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, and several other linked exercises as part of the National Level Exercise 1-08.


    These linked exercises will take place October 15-20 and are being conducted throughout the United States and in conjunction with several partner nations including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, as well as the Territory of Guam.


    The Department of Homeland Security as well as local, state and other federal responders will exercise their response abilities against a variety of potential threats during Exercise Vigilant Shield ‘08, which is a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-designated, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM)-sponsored, and U.S. Joint Forces Command-supported Department of Defense exercise for homeland defense and defense support of civil authorities missions.


    VS-08 and National Level Exercise 1-08 will provide local, state, tribal, inter-agency, Department of Defense, and non-governmental organizations and agencies involved in homeland security and homeland defense the opportunity to participate in a full range of exercise scenarios that will better prepare participants to prevent and respond to national crises. The participating organizations will conduct a multi-layered, civilian-led response to a national crisis.


    USNORTHCOM’s primary exercise venues for VS-08 include locations in Oregon, Arizona and a cooperative venue with USPACOM in the Territory of Guam.


He has been working with the local Oregon Truth Alliance whose-

    "goal is to inform officials, the media and the public about the dangerous, and largely covered up or ignored history of similar military exercises and the repeating pattern whereby official exercises are used to either facilitate, cover, or disrupt the official response to, live terrorism events."


His main goal is to prevent another 9/11- orchestrated by the same folks who did the last one. Clearly the public is being prepared for another 9/11 that would be used to expand the war into Iran, and take away even more of our liberties, and lives.


From 1977-1980, Captain May served in the U.S. Chemical Corps in the 1st Cavalry Division, holding ranks from private to sergeant. In 1980, he entered the University of Houston Honors College, and received a commission as a second lieutenant. He completed his degree in Classics (Latin & Greek) in 1985.


After graduation, he attended the Military Intelligence Officers Basic Course at Ft. Huachucha, Arizona, where he remained for a year working on special projects for the Director of Reserve Intelligence. In 1986 he attended the Defense Language Institute (DLI) at the Presidio of Monterey, California, where he completed the Russian basic and intermediate courses. In 1988 he was selected as an inspector/interpreter for the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty team, and afterwards worked on special projects for an intelligence asset in the area of Washington, D.C. Afterwards, he attended the Military Intelligence Officers Advanced Course in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.


In 1990 he returned to civilian life, teaching languages (Latin, Greek and Russian) for Houston’s Mt. Carmel High School (where he was elected teacher of the year), and serving in the Army Reserves as an expert on Opposing Forces (OPFOR) doctrine and tactics with the 75th Division (Exercise). In 1991, he began to write op-eds for the two Houston daily papers, the Post and the Chronicle. Most of his op-eds were about education and general-interest topics, but twice (after Operation Desert Storm), they were strategic warnings. His first strategic op-ed, “Success of Desert Storm being judged unfairly” (Houston Chronicle Outlook, August 12, 1992) was based on his insights as a Desert Storm volunteer. In it he stated that, had we invaded Iraq after liberating Kuwait, we would have ended up in a quagmire like Vietnam. His second strategic op-ed, “Somalia intervention not as simple as it seems” (Houston Chronicle Outlook, December 3, 1992) advised that we were making a big mistake by going into a little-known African country called Somalia — an opinion borne out by later events.


In 1993, he became the public affairs officer for the 75th Division, and attended the Defense Information School in Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. In 1995 he began a new civilian career as a freelance executive speech writer for many prominent Houston companies: Texaco, Enron, Compaq, Hill & Knowlton — you name ‘em. At the same time he was the editorial writer for NBC affiliate KPRC-TV. He continued to publish op-eds in the local and national media, mostly for clients, without his own name. He was what is "known in the info biz" as a ghostwriter.


Before the fall of Saddam Hussein’s statue April 9, 2003, he had published two more strategic warnings, specific to the new Gulf War. The first, “Don’t laugh at duct tape, it saves lives” (Houston Chronicle Outlook, February 23, 2003) urged greater domestic caution in light of the pending conflict, particularly at Houston’s chemical plants. Government agencies (e.g., EPA) started issuing the same warning late this summer — half a year after my initial analysis. The second op-ed, “Visions of Stalingrad: Claim victory in Iraq now” (Houston Chronicle Outlook, April 3, 2003) flatly predicted that the Iraq war would turn into quicksand, and perhaps spin out of control into a world war. Here is the op-ed’s concluding paragraph:


    “Military intelligence officers are accustomed to being told that their field is a contradiction in terms, and that they are the bearers of bad news and worst-case scenarios. But it seems to me that fortune is no longer smiling on our heroic liberation of Iraq, and I’m afraid we may learn too late that we have stepped into quicksand.”...


He was plenty skeptical about the American media’s presentation of the war. After all, he had been trained at the Defense Language Institute to evaluate the techniques and tendencies of the Soviet media, which some of his most intelligent Soviet-emigrant instructors assured him had duped them for decades on the realities of the world. He never forgot the important lesson that smart people could be misled by “the big lie” (as Hitler used to call it) of a false media picture.


His readings of the international press, his own observations and a few choice conversations led him to believe that the American media had self-mobilized to support the war effort, much in the same way it self-mobilized to support the war effort in World War II; it had become something of a national propaganda agency, like the former Soviet TASS, or like Nazi Josef Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry. 911 was waved like a bloody shirt. Whatever did fit the war picture (e.g., patriotism and profiteering) was hyped, while whatever didn’t fit the war picture (e.g., lack of WMD evidence and lack of terrorist connection evidence) was neatly omitted. The propaganda crested as U.S. forces approached the city of Baghdad, which they began to surround for an eventual assault…


On April 13, 2003, he wrote an unpublished essay entitled“3/7 Cavalry, tragedy and travesty”... He believes we have a Watergate cover up on our hands; worse, we have a war. He has self-mobilized (under my former rank of captain) to oppose the Bush cover up of the unpleasant realities of Iraq — especially of Ghost Troop, 3/7 Cavalry. He considers himself to be in a state of revolution against an unconstitutional, unconscionable abuse of the public’s right to know — the first freedom guaranteed to Americans. As long as there is no talk of what actually happened in Baghdad that weekend in April, there is no freedom of the American press.


Later, when he realized that the official 9/11 story didn't add up, he began decoding the psychological operations launched against the American people. He used his considerable experience to draw attention to "war games" which had the potential to "go live" and advance the agenda of the powers that be.