Wednesday, June 20, 2007

July 9, 2007 Impeachment Show with Peter Thottam

Next Show- July 9, 2007 Impeachment Show with Peter Thottam

Listen 7:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the and to our guest Peter Thottam

Peter Thottam is a 9/11 Truth activist in Los Angeles, a former US State Assembly Candidate for the 53rd District, Green Party member and Attorney residing in Venice, California. He is the moving force behind the new Los Angeles Impeachment Center which opened July 4th 2007, and drew much media coverage, including a lead article on impeachment in the Los Angeles Times.

Peter received his undergraduate degree with honors from Yale University where he majored in both (1) Economics and (2) Ethics, Government & Philosophy. He has a law degree from UC Berkeley's Boalt School of Law and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Business.

A longtime activist, a former Democrat and an active member of the Green Party since 1998, Peter was so appalled at the deteriorating media coverage in the USA and so convinced that a tragic and mistaken war with Iraq was pending that he actually resigned from his job as a West LA Corporate Attorney in 2002 in order to focus exclusively on his antiwar work with various antiwar and progressive groups. Peter spent a full year completely dedicated to organizing marches, teach-ins and political lobbying efforts in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York and working actively with ANSWERLA, 9/11TruthLA with the Green Party, Progressive Democrats and with Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace.

Born in Africa and coming from an Indian background, Mr. Thottam is also fluent in Spanish. He believes it is critical to internationalize his district's local economy and global sister city outreach efforts as well to encourage cultural cross-communications and understanding for existing residents. He has traveled extensively in Mexico and throughout Africa, South Asia and East Asia.

Peter and other activists were successful in introducing two important resolutions at the recent U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta, one on impeachment, the other on demanding a real investigation of 9/11.

Here are the texts of the resolutions:

US Social Forum Resolution calling for the impeachment, conviction and removal from office of President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney.

WHEREAS, in accordance with the 2007 U.S. Social Forum's Charter of Principles we are united in our opposition to "...any form of imperialism, and are committed to building a planetary society..." and are united in the common purpose of social, economic and political justice; and

WHEREAS, President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney have repeatedly and intentionally violated the Constitution of the United States causing the People to question the integrity of both the President and Vice President and to suspect that high crimes and misdemeanors have been committed. These violations include but are not limited to:

* Violating the People's Constitutional right to privacy in their persons and papers by engaging in a persistent, secret and unregulated pattern of domestic surveillance that bypasses the institution (FISA) established for that purpose.

* Conspiring to deprive United States citizens of Constitutional legal protections and access to Justice when charged with or suspected of crimes.

* Exceeding Constitutional Authority to wage war by invading a sovereign nation in direct defiance of the United Nations Security Council.

* Acting upon an interpretation of the Constitution (the "unitary executive") that ignores standard Separation of Powers and regards the Presidency as unlimited in ability to wage war, bypass civil liberties and remain above the law.

WHEREAS, President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney repeatedly and intentionally misled the Congress, the International Community and the American People as to the risks posed by Iraq, as well as other groups or nations. These misrepresentations, and the actions they triggered, resulted in substantial loss of life to the People of the United States, loss of national treasure and the diminution of our nation's standing in the world. Such misrepresentations include:

* Influencing, manipulating and distorting intelligence prepared by national agencies such as the CIA, NSA and FBI, so as to present a biased view of events that would support specific strategies favored by the Administration.

* Knowingly and publicly presenting untrue statements regarding Saddam Hussein's acquiring uranium resources from Africa as part of a reconstituted Nuclear Program, as well as additional untrue statements that Iraq had fully active Chemical and Biological Programs as well.

* Presenting doctored photographs and satellite images to the domestic and international community to support such lies and manipulations.

WHEREAS, President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney have engaged in a pattern of behavior considered to be War Crimes per the Geneva Accords, United Nations Charter and other international treaties to which the United States is a signatory. This behavior includes use of torture, rendering persons to a third party where they will undergo torture and confinement without access to courts of law.

WHEREAS, President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney have abused their powers under the Constitution plus engaged in a pattern of lying and deceit to cover up such abuses. These abuses include:

* Excessive and obstructive use of Presidential Signing Statements as a strategy to bypass the execution of duly passed legislation as required under the Constitution's separation of powers doctrine.

* Prohibiting, delaying and limiting cabinet members and staff members of the Administration from providing information to Congress in support of Congress' standard oversight role. .

* Revealing the identity of a covert CIA agent (Valerie Plame) engaged in Middle East intelligence work, presumably as a response to policy criticism by her spouse (Ambassador Wilson).

* Undermining the integrity, readiness and efficacy of governmental agencies such that the People are not reliably served and have reason to doubt the fair and equitable use of national resources. Examples include the Department of Justice, Veterans Administration, FE MA, National Guard, no-bid/no-oversight of government contracting and deployment of our nation's Armed Forces without providing for sufficient equipment, training and mission planning.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the 2007 United States Social Forum, the first United States Social Forum, supports the impeachment of George W. Bush, President of the United States and Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States for high crimes and misdemeanors and if found guilty be removed from office.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be presented to every Member of Congress.



WHEREAS, in accordance with the 2007 U.S. Social Forum's Charter of Principles we are united in our opposition to "...any form of imperialism, and are committed to building a planetary society..." and are united in the common purpose of social, economic and political justice; and

WHEREAS, the attacks of September 11, 2001 have been consistently used by the U.S. government as the basis for preemptive illegal wars and empire building, commonly known as the "Bush Doctrine"; and

WHEREAS, the so-called "war on terrorism" has become an excuse for the unprecedented destruction of civil liberties, the erosion of constitutional rights, of domestic surveillance of U.S. citizens, and illegal detention of immigrants; and

WHEREAS, the vast economic, intellectual and psychological resources of the American people has been redirected away from needy communities and towards the pursuit of endless war and global hegemony in a marriage of corporatism and policy; and

WHEREAS, the 9/11 Commission and their resulting report were clearly compromised by conflicts of interest and ignored, distorted and omitted numerous crucial facts surrounding the attacks of September 11 2001 to fit the officially sanctioned story; and

WHEREAS, members of at least 80 countries died on September 11, 2001; and

WHEREAS, according to numerous national polls, as much as 84% of Americans state they have significant unanswered questions about the events of September 11, 2001;


To support and pursue the growing calls for a new, international and fully independent investigation into the causes and events surrounding the attacks on September 11, 2001.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be presented to every Member of Congress.

We will be discussing our local impeachment efforts, media coverage of the impeachment issues, mobilizing greater support for impeachment.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

June 18, 2007- 9/11, War and Globalization Show with Michel Chossudovsky and Maria Gilardin

Next Show- June 18, 2007 9/11 Truth, War and Globalization Show with Professor Michel Chossudovsky and Maria Gilardin

Listen 7:00- 8:00 pm (PST) to the and to our guest in the first hour- Michel Chossudovsky

Listen 8:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the and to our guest in the second hour- Maria Gilardin

Professor Michel Chossudovsky is a Canadian professor of economics at the University of Ottawa. He authored- America's "War on Terrorism" in the wake of 9/11. He is editor for the Centre for Research on Globalization, and the outstanding website

He has taught as visiting professor at academic institutions in Western Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia, has acted as economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has worked as a consultant for international organizations including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Development Bank, the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (AIEDEP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). In 1999, Chossudovsky joined the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research as an adviser. Chossudovsky is past president of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He is a member of research organisations that include the Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER), the Geopolitical Drug Watch (OGD) (Paris)and the International People's Health Council (IPHC).

He is an active member of the anti-war movement in Canada, has written extensively on the war in Yugoslavia. He published, on September 12, 2001, an article entitled "The Truth Behind 9/11: Who is Osama Bin Laden?" and was one of the first to question the Bush administration's assertion that Osama Bin Laden was responsible for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. His article Cover-up or Complicity of the Bush Administration?- The Role of Pakistan's Military Intelligence (ISI) in the September 11 Attacks is what prompted Brouillet to take action and organize a march Demanding a Congressional Investigation of 9/11 in January, 2002. He has been one of the major contributing researchers to the 9/11 Truth movement, casting light on the processes of corporate globalization.

In the second hour-

Maria Gilardin produces T.U.C. Radio

She learned radio in the KPFA news department in 1980 and was one of the founders of the women's department. She co-wrote the GATT Guide for the Earth Summit in Rio, was founding producer of the national weekly public-affairs show Making Contact, and is a member of the International Forum on Globalization.

Since 1993, Maria has written and produced radio on global trade and great ideas of local resistance to globalization. She has played a leading role in drawing attention to the World Trade Organization and building resistance to corporate globalization.

Both Michel Chossudovsky and Maria Gilardin have been very active challenging war and corporate globalization. We will be discussing current events, the history, the hopes, the challenges, and the struggle ahead of us.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

June 11, 2007- 9/11 Truth Show with Richard Gage and John Parulis

Listen 7:00- 8:00 pm (PST) to the and to our guest in the first hour- Richard Gage

Listen 8:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the and to our guest in the second hour- John Parulis

Next Show- June 11, 2007 a 9/11 Truth Show with Richard Gage and John Parulis.

In the first hour, we will speak with Richard Gage, AIA, a Bay Area architect and founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Richard Gage has in his 20 years of practicing architecture, worked on numerous fire-proofed steel-framed buildings. He recently did construction administration for a new $120M High School campus including a $10M steel-framed gymnasium, and is currently doing design development for a 1.5 million square foot retail/office project utilizing about 1,200 tons of steel framing.

Gage's interest in 9/11 began when Dr. David Ray Griffin spoke on KPFA radio about the catastrophic disintegration of the World Trade Center towers and Building 7. Gage was so shocked he pulled his car to the side of the road to listen. He investigated the facts for himself, and has since shared his findings in public presentations to over 75 architects in the Bay Area, and to universities, including San Diego, Sonoma, Chico, and Winnipeg in Canada. He has received encouragement from members of local chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Over 100 architecture and engineering professionals have joined Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth to call for new investigations of the destruction of the World Trade Center.

On June 13, 2007, Richard Gage will be presented with a 2007 Heroic Citizen for 9/11 Truth Award at an Impeachment Rally in Palo Alto sponsored by the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance.

In the second hour we will speak with John Parulis who is now focusing primarily on helping the 9/11 Truth Movement gain increasing credibility and mass acceptance. His latest project is TruthBurn. He is working with Richard Gage and others to design not just an art project for Burning Man, but an experiment which shows how thermite cuts steel and what sort of signature it leaves behind in its wake, to draw attention to the anomalies and evidence ignored in the official explanation of the destruction of the World Trade Center.

He grew up in a blue collar college town in central Massachusetts. After college, he lived in an Ashram in California and studied Raja Yoga and Eastern Philosophy with his teacher, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati for 30 years. During that time he helped raise a family, learned a trade and worked on and off for GreenPeace as a cameraman on board the Rainbow Warrior. He is a community activist, web master for a union technology resource, ( and reporter for the IndyMedia internet news system.

John is a deeply spiritual person who believes in the transformative power of Truth. On his TruthBurn website, he writes:

Being that we are all intimately connected by our common inheritance of shared life on one planet and that our common shared higher intelligence governs life in both seen and unseen ways, and being that this common ancestry has its roots in cosmic intelligence or mind, and being that we therefore incarnate with this shared higher intelligence, we share its creative power as well. We are imbued with this creativity and its commonality.

As an outlet, voice, individual manifestation and aspiration for this cosmic intelligence, I claim the highest thought of calling forth truth telling on an unprecedented scale in the minds and hearts in high levels of government and other individuals. I call forth the energizing of personal courage where it matters the most to catalyze this movement of truth telling on a grand scale. I know that truth telling is at the foundation of healthy individual as well as a healthy societal life. I know that what has gone astray can be righted by a personal and public, fearless embrace of the truth, with safety for the truth teller.. The deepest space in the heart of all people knows this to be true and wants it revealed without delay.