Saturday, December 30, 2017

January 1-4

PACIFICA FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT: http://www.pacifica.org/about_mission.php


“SOMETHING’S HAPPENING!” ON THE WEB
KPFK can be heard streaming live online at http://www.kpfk.org/ and click on ‘Listen Live.’ Times are Pacific Time. Program times for “Something’s Happening!” are approximate but close and “Monday night” is legally Tuesday morning et seq.


WHAT HAPPENED?
Any program information not included in the program guide – guests, websites, contact information, music and comedy breaks, etc. can be found later at http://www.somethingshappening.com and click on ‘what happened?’ Thanks to Sha Tahmasebi for redesigning and maintaining the website.


AUDIO ARCHIVES
"Something's Happening!" (and the Sunday 'Alan Watts') are available for listening on demand for 60 days after broadcast. Go to www.kpfk.org and click on 'Audio Archives.' Be sure to use the handy search engine to list only the program (s) you are interested in listening to. "Something's Happening!" and "Alan Watts" are not downloadable because they contain program material which is not owned by Pacifica.


BEHIND THE SCENES
"What The Dickens is Going On?"
http://pacificainexile.org/archives/2518





ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS
8-8:30am, "Swimming Headless" Part 1 of 2
From http://www.alanwatts.org




MONDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 1
First-Monday-of-the-Month Old Radio Night!


12-3 Bobb Lynes & Barbara Sunday, "Don't Touch That Dial!"
We'll be playing 'Our Miss Brooks,' 'Phil Harris Alice Faye Show,' 'Mr. President,' 'Challenge of the Yukon,' 'The Whistler' and 'Radio City Playhouse.'

Email Bobb: iairotr@hotmail.com Email Barbara: donttouchthatdial@hotmail.com




3-4 Lux Radio Theater (6-22-36)
"Dark Angel"
Starring Merle Oberon & Herbert Marshall




4-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom took the day off and posted a 'best of' so we will hear Friday's program which has not been broadcast here. (sorry - no football scores)
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'




5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711






TUESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 2




12:3:30 - Stephen Levine, "A Year To Live"
'How to Live This Year As If It Were Your Last'




If you had only one year left to live, what would you do? When Stephen Levine posed this question to himself, it led to a profound, year-long experiment in conscious living that is fully revealed in 'A Year to Live.' In his work with the dying, Levine observed the radical life changes people can make in the face of death: how they quit dead end jobs, opened to love, healed their relationships, and acted on plans they had put off for years. He challenged himself to live an entire year as if it were his last, thus beginning an investigation into spiritual practices unlike any other: those designed to explore how death is cut from the same fabric as life and why it is never to be feared.


Carefully planned as a series of month-by-month practices anyone can do 'A Year to Live' teaches a way to live your life with vivid fullness while opening to the ultimate mystery of what the end will bring. With special meditations and exercises, Levine helps you discover your own 'deathless nature' contained in your moment-by-moment experiences.


For seekers of all faiths and all ages, 'A Year to Live' shows that every minute of life is not only part of a promise made at birth but the spiritual adventure of a lifetime.


Stephen Levine is a teacher, author, and meditation instructor. With Ram Dass, he helped found New York City's first hospice, and he is a leader in caregiving for HIV patients. He is the author of 'Who Dies?,' an influential book on spirituality, consciousness, and the dying process.

From Sounds True, 1 (800) 333-9185,

https://www.soundstrue.com/store/a-year-to-live-2925.html






3:45-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'




5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711






WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 3


12-1 Dave Emory "For the Record #984
Fascism: 2017 European Tour"

The latest programs recorded are FTR #988 Hindutva Fascism: The Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Part 1 and FTR #989 Hindutva Fascism, Part 2: The Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Part 2

Mr. Emory has how finished and published AFA #39: “The World Will be Plunged into an Abyss . . . .” Mr. Emory VERY much hopes listeners and readers will closely examine, record and disseminate this information. It may well be what the Nazi future will look like, up to a point.

We begin our tour by examining overtly fascist elements in the governing Bulgarian coalition of Boyko Borisov, evocative of Bulgaria’s past as an ally of Nazi Germany in World War II. ” . . . May 17, Pavel Tenev, Minister of Regional Development, at the time, was forced to resign, after publication of a photo, showing him with his right arm extended in a Nazi salute, standing in front of a wax figure of a Nazi officer in Paris’ Musée Grévin. May 19, another photo was published on the internet, showing the freshly appointed department director in the Ministry of Defense, Ivo Antonov, also giving the Nazi salute in front of a Second World War tank of the Wehrmacht. . . .”

Other coalition partners have made disparaging remarks about Roma (“gypsies”) and Jews. Worth noting that Borisov’s selection of coalition partners: ” . . . .Following the recent March 26, parliamentary elections, Borisov, the winner of the elections (his GERB with 32.7 percent), did not begin negotiations for a government coalition with the Bulgarian Socialist Party (27.2 percent) or with the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (9 percent) representing the Turkish-speaking minority, but rather with the United Patriots (9.1 percent). The United Patriots is an alliance of three extreme right-wing parties. . . .”

In recent weeks, the struggle over the potential secession of Catalonia from Spain has garnered considerable attention

That struggle is framed against a larger political dynamic embracing advocacy of the elimination of formal national borders in Europe in favor of “regionalist plans.” Just such regionalist advocacy was the focal point of a prominent article (with accompanying maps of the projected realignment) in Die Zeit, a major German weekly.

Regionalist advocacy has a significant past, with the early postwar CIA and Allen Dulles having embraced such a dynamic. ” . . . . the federalists had initially been supported and controlled by the CIA predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and [one of its top spies] Alan Dulles, residing in Bern, and later by the CIA itself. . . .”

In addition, the regionalist dyanamic enjoyed the support of long-time German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble, whose advocacy and implementation of brutal fiscal austerity helped beggar much of the EU, including Spain, following the financial crisis of 2008. ” . . . . Wolfgang Schäuble, as President of the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) in the early 1980’s, was also promoting regionalist plans. Inspired by former Nazi functionaries, the AEBR criticized the ‘nation-state’s barrier effect’ of borders in the interests of large corporations. . . . Former Nazi functionaries were actively participating both on the AEBR’s committees and in the immediate entourage of its planning of the ‘regionalization’ of the border regions, including Gerd Jans, the former member of the Waffen SS in the Netherlands, Konrad Meyer, responsible for the Nazi’s ‘Generalplan Ost,’ Hermann Josef Abs, of the Deutsche Bank, as well as Alfred Toepfer, described by the publicist Hans-Rüdiger Minow as ‘infamous for his border subversion of France’s Alsace.’ In an extensive study, Minow describes the continuities of the Nazi’s concepts. . . .”

Despite an initial impression of “regionalism” that many might see as alien, The Schauble/AEBR/regionalism dyanmic ideology may be seen as something of a subsidiary element of globalization. ” . . . . .In 1979, Schäuble became president of the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), an organization with the objective of downgrading the significance of borders in Europe. Business interests played an important role, which is why the AEBR could find reliable supporters in industry. A ‘European Charter on Border and Cross-Border Regions,’ passed by the AEBR in 1981, stipulated that the ‘elimination of economic and infrastructural barriers’ must urgently be pursued. . . .”

The implementation of regionalization would facilitate German domination of Europe, which has met resistance from poorer EU and EMU countries over the austerity doctrine favored by Wolfgang Schauble. ” . . . . Economic maps by the EU’s Eurostat statistics administration show the regions where Europe’s wealth and, therefore, Europe’s economic power is concentrated, a block with its centers in southern and central Germany, to the west, in Flanders and spreading to segments of the Netherlands, and to the South to parts of Austria and Northern Italy and in various separate regions of Western and Northern Europe. A number of these regions maintain close relations to Germany, or to the German regions. (german-foreign-policy.com reported.[11]) This clearly German-dominated block would hardly have any difficulty controlling a ‘Europe of the Regions.’ . . . .”

Also worth noting is the fact that the Catalonian independence movement embraces a Catalonian identity that involves people from France, as well as Spain: ” . . . . The Catalan movement currently pushing for secession is in fact largely defining itself ethnically. The autonomous movement has been closely cooperating with French citizens, who live outside the Spanish region of Catalonia, but also consider themselves ‘ethnic Catalans.’ At their rallies one can hear ‘Neither France nor Spain! Only one country, Catalonia!’ . . . .”

The two Twitter accounts that appear to account for nearly a third of all Twitter traffic with the #Catalonia hashtag, in reference to the Catalonian secession movement belong to Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.

Of more than passing interest, under the circumstances, is the Twitter effort by both Julian Assange and Edward Snowden on behalf of Catalonian independence.

As seen in many past programs and posts, Snowden and Assange are as far to the right as it is possible to be.

Their cyberlibertarian activism and their support for Catalonian independence is rooted in anarcho-libertarian economic theory. Seeing the dissolution of national governments as desirable, their support for the principle of secession is rooted in what Mussolini termed “corporatism.”

Snowden and Assange’s ostensibly “liberating” doctrines, if put into effect, would leave citizenry at the mercy of unfettered economic will, exercised by corporations and their associated elites.

Snowden specifically appears to be advocating that no secession movement anywhere ever can be rejected by the government under the premise that self-determination is a human right, viewing this as a “natural law” issue.

In that context, the right to secede is championed by the Libertarian far-right, all the way down to the right to individuals to secede from all government. As this piece from Libertarian David S. D’Amato demonstrates, extending the right to secede down to the individual facilitates the implementation of an anarcho-capitalist society with no government at all, as seen by figures like Murray Rothbard. This is envisioned as an excellent wayof achieving an anarcho-capitalist utopia.

The Snowden/Assange pro-secessionist movement should also be seen against the background of the Neo-Confederate movement, championed by Ron Paul and the Ludwig Von Mises Institute.

Following capture of 13 percent of the vote in Germany’s federal elections on Sunday by the Alternative For Germany (AfD), Alexander Gauland, the AfD leader, provoked outrage after suggesting that Germans should no longer be reproached with the Nazi past.

This type of behavior apparently motivated AfD leader Frauke Petry to leave the party, just hours after the election over its extremism.

For a detailed, annotated, written description of this program go to:
https://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-984-fascism-2017-european-tour/


Dave's Website
www.spitfirelist.com




1-2 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour
Listener Questions and Year End Jokes!
To wrap up a year filled with anxiety, Ralph answers a bunch of your questions and then David and Steve try out some jokes. As usual, Ralph gets the last laugh.

Initially heard on KPFK Saturdays, 10am
http://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com




2-3 Edward Herman, "The Propaganda Model"
In liberal democratic societies, it has long been understood that the use of force to control the population is generally not a viable option. Therefore, controlling what people think is critical. Thus, an elaborate system of propaganda is needed. For that system to be effective it must appear invisible. In totalitarian states there is no ambiguity. Citizens know they are getting the party line. But in countries like the U.S., where ownership is private and formal censorship is absent, there is an appearance of a free flow of information. However, that flow passes through successive filters, leaving only the cleansed residue fit to print.

Edward Herman was an economist who taught at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He was also highly skilled at exposing media lies, fabrications and propaganda. He was the author of many books, including 'Beyond Hypocrisy,' 'The Real Terror Network,' 'The Politics of Genocide' and 'The Myth of the Liberal Media'. He was author with Noam Chomsky of 'Manufacturing Consent,' one of the most influential books on the media ever written. He passed away in November 2017 at the age of 92.
From Alternative Radio, 1 (800) 444-1977, www.alternativeradio.org



3-3:30 The Bioneers - Revolution from the Heart of Nature
'Breaking the Male Code: The Tyranny of Masculinity'


To transform our culture from its focus on dominance and hierarchy to one of connection, empathy and collaboration, it’s vital that we re-envision the essential (or archetypal) masculine, which changes everything. This rarely tackled topic is the subject of a deeply authentic dialogue among Playwright and activist Eve Ensler and three men working to change men and change the story: Tony Porter, co-founder, A Call To Men; Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous activist, member of the 1491’s Native American comedy troupe; George Lipsitz, board president, African American Policy Forum.

1 (877) BIONEER, www.bioneers.org




3:45-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'




5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711






THURSDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 4


12-1 Alan Watts, "The Power of Space" Part 3 of 4
"Space, which is ordinarily regarded as nothingness, may I'm fact, be our own consciousness -- sensed in the form of an external dimension; and human awe at the vastness of space may be man's astonishment at himself. We reconsider our position as 'insignificant germs on a minute ball of rock, attached to a minor star on the outer fringe of one of the smaller galaxies." (AW) All info: http://www.alanwatts.org (includes sign up for free newsletter)


1-2:00 Jack Gariss, "Bio-Meditation"
"Taoism" Part 13 of 16


2:00-3:00 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:"
From KPFA. Caroline's Website: http://www.coyotenetworknews.com


3-3:30 Science Fiction Break


3:30 - 5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'


5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711


That's All Folks!


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Sunday, December 24, 2017

December 25-28


PACIFICA FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT: http://www.pacifica.org/about_mission.php

“SOMETHING’S HAPPENING!” ON THE WEB
KPFK can be heard streaming live online at http://www.kpfk.org/ and click on ‘Listen Live.’  Times are Pacific Time.  Program times for “Something’s Happening!” are approximate but close and “Monday night” is legally Tuesday morning et seq.

WHAT HAPPENED?
Any program information not included in the program guide – guests, websites, contact information, music and comedy breaks, etc. can be found later at http://www.somethingshappening.com and click on ‘what happened?’   Thanks to Sha Tahmasebi for redesigning and maintaining the website.

AUDIO ARCHIVES  
"Something's Happening!" (and the Sunday 'Alan Watts') are available for listening on demand for 60 days after broadcast.  Go to www.kpfk.org and click on 'Audio Archives.'  Be sure to use the handy search engine to list only the program (s) you are interested in listening to.  "Something's Happening!" and "Alan Watts" are not downloadable because they contain program material which is not owned by Pacifica.

STAND BY FOR NEW KPFK WEBSITE:
Expected next week (or so).  
BEHIND THE SCENES 
'An Open Letter to the Pacifica Community" 


FUND DRIVE NEWS
We finished the December slightly extended mini-drive over goal to $337,450.  Thank you mucho to all who could and did participate, our faithful phone answerers and especially Mansoor and Diane who were there all night with moi and early riser John B. 


ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS
December 24, 
8-8:30am  "Zenrin"



MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 25 

12-6 Post Christmas Old Radio 
  We'll have a fun and entertaining night with old time radio sort of post-Christmas shows.   Old radio until 6am including drama, detectives, comedy, mystery.  i.e. Lux Radio Theater, Sherlock Holmes, Johnny Dollar, Jack Benny, Suspense, The Whistler -- still putting it together.   

(Thom is playing 'best of' and the Community Calendar is on vacation.  Bobb and Barbara will be on next week if I haven't used up all the available OTR tonight)




TUESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 26

12-12:30 Vaccine Update
American Academy of Pediatrics Attacks Robert F. Kennedy Jr., on Vaccine Safety"  (Vaccine Impact News) 
and
"How to Suppress Vaccine Safety Concerns and Protect Financial Interests" (World Mercury Project"




12:30-1:30 Goldie Hawn: "Moving in a Direction that Matters"

Goldie Hawn is an Academy Award-winning actor, director, producer, and activist best known for her roles in films such as 'Cactus Flower,' 'Private Benjamin,' and 'Death Becomes Her.'  She created The Hawn Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind MindUP™, an educational program that is bringing mindfulness practices to millions of children across the world. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Goldie about her longtime interest in meditation and why it's so important to teach brain basics to kids. They discuss the neuroscience that demonstrates the clear benefits of teaching emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and the basics of brain science to children from an early age—as well as why Goldie is teaching these aspects to her own grandchildren. Finally, Tami and Goldie talk about what it means to differentiate one's true self from the projections of others, as well as why love and family remain Goldie's first priorities in life.   From Sounds True 'Insights at the Edge' series.  For free download of audio and/or transcript go to:


1:30-2:30 Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach: "Big Insights: The Power of Awareness to Change Your Life"

Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach are two of the leading authorities on mindfulness and meditation in the West. Jack is the bestselling author and teacher widely credited with combining mindfulness with modern western psychology. Tara has been teaching meditation for more than four decades and is the author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. In this special edition of Insights at the Edge originally recorded in 2015, Tami Simon sits down with both Jack and Tara to discuss the big insights that form the foundation of mindfulness practice. They speak on the concept of awareness itself and how to distinguish "awareness" from "thinking." Tara and Jack share some of the everyday benefits of a meditation practice, including personal clarity and more conscious relationships. Finally, Jack, Tara, and Tami have a frank conversation on how awareness training could affect the state of the world.  From Sounds True 'Insights at the Edge' series.  For free download of audio and/or transcript go to:  
2:30-3:45  Martha Beck, "Follow Your North Star"
Chart a Rewarding Path to Realize Your True Life's Calling

The terrain along the journey of life is spectacularly varied, teaches Martha Beck. But the one thing that will never change is that your true nature will always urge you toward your destiny.

Over two million readers a month look to Martha Beck for her advice in O: The Oprah Magazine. Now, here's the audio workshop her readers have been waiting for: her all-in-one guide for recognizing your life's purpose, staying on course, and reaching your fullest potential for happiness.

On Follow Your North Star, Beck offers straightforward-yet-simple tools for charting your life path by following the unchangeable "true north" markers of your life.
Martha Beck is a monthly columnist to "O, The Oprah Magazine."  She is the New York Times bestselling author of 'The Joy Diet,' 'Finding Your Own North Star,' Expecting Adam, A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic,' and 'Leaving the Saints.;'  She has taught career development at the American  Graduate School of International Management; performed research at Harvard Business School and consulted to numerous Fortune 500 corporations.

Session One: Uncovering Your North Star.  The gift of Adam.  Empowering your North Star.  Understanding the process of change.  The essential self and the social self.

Session Two: Practice Session Using Your Body as a Compass.  Instructions.  Recalling a bad memory.  Recalling a good memory.  Rating your to-do list.  The three B's: bag it, barter it, better it.



3:45-6 The Thom Hartmann Program
(Might be 'best of')
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'  


KPFK Community Calendar on vacation.




WEDNESDAY NIGHT,  DECEMBER 27

12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #983 - Fascism 2017 World Tour Part 2 "

As the title indicates, this program examines manifestations of fascism around the world.
In Europe, we analyze:
1.-The recapitulation of Nazi and fascist elements in the current Bulgarian coalition government of Boyko Borisov. (Bulgaria was a Nazi ally in World War II.)
2.-The vitality of “regionalism”–a political/economic doctrine that advocates the secession of key prosperous regions from nation states.
3.-Analysis of regionalism as an application of globalist economic theory to Euorope.
4.-The history of regionalism’s advoacy by Third Reich veteran theoreticians.
5.-Edward Snowden and Julian Assange’s support for Catalan secession from Spain.
6.-The success of the AfD in German elections.
7.-AfD politician Alexander Gauland’s statement that Germans should be proud of what that country’s soldiers accomplished in World War II.
8.-The Austrian Freedom Party’s projected success in upcoming elections. The party was formed in 1956 by Third Reich veterans as a vehicle for re-introducing Austrian Nazis into the country’s political life.
In Latin America, we examine:
1.-The verdict that Argentine AMIA bombing investigator Alberto Nisman’s death was a murder, not a suicide.
2.-Review of the AMIA bombing investigation.
3.-The discovery of a cache of Nazi artifacts, including devices used for determining racial purity. Hitler apparently posed with some of the artificats.
4.-The role of Nisman’s widow as the judge investigating the Nazi artifact case.
5.-Operational links between American Nazi Christopher Cantwell and the Koch Brothers-funded Ludwig Von Mises Institute in Brazil.
In the United States, we detail:
1.-How Breitbart actively promoted Neo-Nazism, while downplaying what it was actually doing.
2.-How white supremacist and Nazi elements are successfully using YouTube to mainstream fascist and racist views.
In the Middle East, we highlight:
1.-Benjamin Netanyahu’s political connections with the Thyssen/Krupp firm, one of the lynchpins of the Bormann capital network.
2.-Yair Netanyahu’s attribution of his father’s political difficulties to sabotage by an international Jewish conspiracy.
3.-Ronald Regan’s 1981 citation of Ibn Khaldun as a key advocate for supply-side economics.
4.-Review of the Muslim Brotherhood’s embrace of the views of Ibn Khaldun.
For a detailed, annotated, written description of this program go to: http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-983-fascism-2017-world-tour-part-2/

You can subscribe to the comments made on programs and posts–an excellent source of information in, and of, itself --  http://feeds.feedburner.com/SpitfireListComments 

Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash drive. The new drive is a 32-gigabyte drive that is current as of the programs and articles posted by early 2016.  Link:  http://www.kfjc.org/donate/index.php

Dave's website: http://www.spitfirelist.com  


1-2  The Ralph Nader Radio Hour
Ralf Hotchkiss discussing wheelchairs, and filmmaker Helen Young discusses her movie 'The Nuns, The Priests and the Bombs.'
Initially heard on KPFK Saturdays, 10am


2-2:30 Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz on the Doctrine of Discovery (1 of 3)

In 1455 Pope Nicholas V issued to the King of Portugal the bull Romanus Pontifex, sanctioning and promoting the conquest, colonization, and exploitation of non-Christian nations and their territories. This became the Doctrine of Discovery that is amazingly still enforced today and enshrined in US Federal law. Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz explains the doctrine in this Part One of Three programs. This program is based on a talk she gave at the Lannan Foundation.

The Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, apart from awarding grants, presents speakers of extraordinary intellect and passion – among them just in 2017 Terry Tempest Williams, Glen Geenwald, Arundhati Roy, Óscar Martínez and Marlon James. Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz spoke on October 11, 2017. You may remember her from a TUC Radio program on the release of her ground breaking book: 'An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.'

She was introduced by Nick Estes. He is member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, and historian and doctoral candidate in American Studies at the University of New Mexico.

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz has been part of the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades, working on sovereignty and land rights. She is Professor Emerita of Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay.

Thanks to the Lannan Foundation for permission to use the audio from the video they produced of the 1 1/2 hr event. You can watch the film at their web site https://lannan.org/   From TUC Radio, 1 (707) 463-2654www.tucradio.org


2:30-3 Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz: ‘History and the Role of the Military in U.S. Settler Colonialism) (2 of 3)

In her talk at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe on October 11, 2017, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz asked why the history of Native Americans is so rarely told. Some of that has to do with the wrongs inflicted on Native Americans throughout what is now the United States. She described the work done at the United Nations to define what constitutes genocide and to pass the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in 1948.

Toward the end of this program Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz is joined on stage in conversation by her friend and colleague, historian Nick Estes. He is member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, and doctoral candidate at the University of New Mexico.

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz has been part of the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades, working on sovereignty and land rights. She is Professor Emerita of Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay.

She is the author of many books including 'Roots of Resistance,' 'The Great Sioux Nation,' and 'An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.'

Thanks to the Lannan Foundation for permission to use the audio from the pod-cast they produced. It was recorded in Santa Fe on October 11, 2017. You can find the pod-cast or film at their web site lannan.org/
 From TUC Radio, 1 (707) 463-2654www.tucradio.org


3-3:30 Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz on the Green Corn Rebellion (Part 3 of 3)

This is the last of three programs on the Indigenous People’s History of the US. On October 11, 2017 Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz gave a talk at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe New Mexico. In this last segment Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz makes inspiring comments on two questions asked by Nick Estes. He is member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, and doctoral candidate at the University of New Mexico.

First she remembers the forgotten history of the Green Corn Rebellion in Oklahoma. When Woodrow Wilson declared war in 1917 the poor tenant farmers in Oklahoma forged a coalition of Whites, African Americans and Indians. They were united by the recognition that the family would starve if they lost their sons. Under leadership of the Seminole Indians they wrote a manifesto, created a liberated zone by blowing up brides and tried to embark on an anti war march through the South with the goal to establish a socialist commonwealth. Their movement was betrayed by an informer and mostly white militia members confronted them and ended the uprising.

This program ends with a moving argument that the tending of corn and most vegetables that are know today by peoples in the Western Hemisphere had created extraordinary civilizations from Terra de Fuego to the Subarctic. They were on par with the other – more famous – civilizations in the Middle East as well as China. European Colonialism appropriated these already existing civilizations, shoved the people aside, and then privatized the wealth.

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz is not only professor emerita of ethnic studies with a focus on history but has also been part of the International Indigenous movement for more than four decades. Along with groups such as the International Indian Treaty Council she advocated up to the level of the United Nations for indigenous sovereignty and land rights.

She is the author of many books including 'Roots of Resistance,' 'The Great Sioux Nation,' and 'An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.' Her upcoming book is 'Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment' – to be published by City Lights in early 2018.

Thanks to the Lannan Foundation for permission to use the audio from the pod-cast they produced. It was recorded in Santa Fe on October 11, 2017. You can find the pod-cast or film at their web site lannan.org/
 From TUC Radio, 1 (707) 463-2654www.tucradio.org      


3:45-6 The Thom Hartmann Program
(May be 'best of')
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'  


KPFK Community Calendar on vacation.




THURSDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 28 

12-1 Alan Watts, "The Power of Space" Part 2 of 4 
"Space, which is ordinarily regarded as nothingness, may I'm fact, be our own consciousness -- sensed in the form of an external dimension; and human awe at the vastness of space may be man's astonishment at himself.  We reconsider our position as 'insignificant germs on a minute ball of rock, attached to a minor star on the outer fringe of one of the smaller galaxies."  (AW)     All info: http://www.alanwatts.org   (includes sign up for free newsletter)  


1-2:00 Jack Gariss, "Bio-Meditation"
"Taoism" Part 12  of 16 
Originally broadcast live on KPFK in 1978.

2:00-3:00 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:"
From KPFA.    Caroline's Website:    http://www.coyotenetworknews.com 

3-3:30 Science Fiction Break  

3:30 - 6 The Thom Hartmann Program
(May be 'best of')
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'  

KPFK Community Calendar on vacation.


That's All Folks!

Roy  rtuckman (at) kpfk.org


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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

December 18-21

PACIFICA FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT: http://www.pacifica.org/about_mission.php




"SOMETHING'S HAPPENING!" ON THE WEB
KPFK can be heard streaming live online at http://www.kpfk.org/ and click on 'Listen Live.' Times are Pacific Time. Program times for "Something's Happening!" are approximate but close and "Monday night" is legally Tuesday morning et seq.



WHAT HAPPENED?
Any program information not included in the program guide - guests, websites, contact information, music and comedy breaks, etc. can be found later at http://www.somethingshappening.com and click on 'what happened?' Thanks to Sha Tahmasebi for redesigning and maintaining the website.




KPFK FUND DRIVE

We have extended the fund drive to Tuesday evening, 6:15pm. Our actual goal is $300,000 (the original goal I misquoted as $350,000 here). As of Saturday morning we are at $248,920.





BEHIND THE SCENES
'An Open Letter to the Pacifica Community"
http://pacificainexile.org/archives/2496




ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS
December 17
8-9am Special 1-hour Watts-O-Rama
From http://www.alanwatts.org






MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 18


12-3:30 Our final shot at at the fund drive goal. Inspiration & perspiration.




3:30-6 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'








TUESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 19


12-1 Vaccine Update
Del Bigtree on Vaccine Safety


This powerful video above features a lecture by Del Bigtree,1 an Emmy award-winning producer of "The Doctors" talk show for six years, and one of the producers of the documentary "Vaxxed." He introduces a lot of basic scientific studies which are generally kept under wraps, but are validated by actual expertise and double blind studies.



"I am a super fan of science," he says. "When we talk about vaccines, and if you question vaccines, you are said to be anti-science. The opposite is actually true … and today I'm going to prove to you [that] the science of vaccines has been fraudulent; it's a lie, it does not exist, and I want you to march out and demand that science begin immediately."



Video: (with scientific documents)


https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/12/16/how-much-do-you-know-about-vaccine-safety.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20171216Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM171377&et_rid=153962206





1-2 Karla McLaren, "The Art of Empathy" Part 1
What does it truly mean to have empathy? Can some of us be “hyper-empathic”? If empathy is something we feel we’re lacking, then how do we cultivate it? In this week’s episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami speaks with author and social science researcher Karla McLaren about the subject of her new book and audio learning program The Art of Empathy, including the six aspects of empathy that we can all learn to develop within ourselves in order to transform our relationships.
From the Sounds True 'Insights at the Edge' series. For free download of audio and/or transcript go to:
https://www.soundstrue.com/store/weeklywisdom?page=single&category=IATE&episode=8585



2-3 Karla McLaren, "The Art of Empathy" Part 2
Tami Simon speaks with Karla McLaren, an award-winning author, social science and empathy researcher, and educator. With Sounds True, Karla has created the book and audio series The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You, as well as the new book and audio series The Art of Empathy: A Complete Guide to Life’s Most Essential Skill. In the second half of this two-part interview, Tami speaks with Karla about two unusual skills she teaches called “conscious complaining” and “ethical empathic gossip”; the concept that there is no such thing as a positive or negative emotion; and how a feeling of hatred can be an important key to working with the shadow part of our psyche.

From the Sounds True 'Insights at the Edge' series. For free download of audio and/or transcript go to:
https://www.soundstrue.com/store/weeklywisdom?page=single&category=IATE&episode=8585






3-3:30 The Bioneers - Revolution from the Heart of Nature
"Hanging On"


“Queen of the forest canopy” Nalini Nadkarni is riding a new current of innovative scientists uncovering previously unexplored wonders in the forest canopy. Her imaginative passion supersedes the boundaries of science to inspire and enlist people from all walks of life, transforming the truth of trees into environmental and social healing. From www.bioneers.org 1 (877) BIONER


3:45-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'




5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711








WEDNESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 20


12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #982 - Manafort and the Snipers: The Azov Battalion and the 'Russia-Gate' Psy-Op"




Continuing and deepening analysis of the profound Ukrainian fascist connection to the “Russia-Gate” disinformation inundating the American political and journalistic landscapes, this program highlights circumstances surrounding the sniper shootings at the Maidan demonstrations.

Those sniper shootings were the key circumstance generating international outrage against the Yanukovich regime and precipitating the rise of the OUN/B Ukrainain fascist successor organizations. Recorded the day after former Yanukovuch adviser and Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was indicted by [VERY] special prosecutor Robert Mueller, this program supplements discussion from FTR #981.

Distilling information concerning the sniper attacks, we review the possibility that Manafort might have played an advisory role in the sniper shootings, that the shootings might have been a provocation and examine the role of the Nazi Azov battalion and its proponents and component figures in connection with the Maidan shootings and the “Russia-Gate” propaganda.

We wonder if recent attacks in Ukraine might be elements of a “sanitization” operation, aimed at eliminating participants in the Maidan shootings (provocation?), while blaming the violence (of course) on Russia.
For a detailed, annotated, written description of this program go to:
http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-982-manafort-and-the-snipers-the-azov-battalion-and-the-russia-gate-psy-op/




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Dave's website: http://www.spitfirelist.com






1-2 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour
With political commentator Mark Green on the fall from grace of Al Franken,
Initially heard on KPFK Saturdays, 10am
http://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com




2-3 Alfred McCoy, "2030: The End of U.S. Empire"
Recorded Seattle, WA on October 25, 2017


It’s most likely historians will mark the War on Terror, declared by George W. Bush in 2001, as when the U.S. went into precipitous decline. The rapid military expansion into multiple countries was classic imperial overreach. The era of the U.S. as the sole superpower is drawing to a close. China is challenging U.S. global hegemony. And it is doing so primarily on the economic front. It lets Washington spend trillions on wars and the pricey weapons to fight them. China, in the meantime, is constructing long term economic partnerships and alliances with countries all over the world. It is also building up its military but will not risk a war with the U.S. China had a bad couple of centuries, but it’s back, big time. The trends all point to 2030 when China passes the U.S.


Alfred McCoy is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of the classic The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade. He is the recipient the Association of Asian Studies’ Kahin Prize. He is also the author of Policing America's Empire, Torture and Impunity and In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power




3-3:30 The Bioneers- Revolution from the Heart of Nature
"Real Change"


How can we manifest the world we want, and who we want to be? Actor-activist Danny Glover and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, former CEO of Green For All, show how one sure path to resilience is to build community and social movements. That requires learning how to reach out across our differences – and it gets really personal. From http://www.bioneers.org 1 (877) BIONEER



3:45-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'




5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711






THURSDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 21


12-1 Alan Watts, "The Power of Space" Part 1 of 4
"Space, which is ordinarily regarded as nothingness, may I'm fact, be our own consciousness -- sensed in the form of an external dimension; and human awe at the vastness of space may be man's astonishment at himself. We reconsider our position as 'insignificant germs on a minute ball of rock, attached to a minor star on the outer fringe of one of the smaller galaxies." (AW)
All info: http://www.alanwatts.org (includes sign up for free newsletter)






1-2:00 Jack Gariss, "Bio-Meditation"
"Taoism" Part 11 of 16
Originally broadcast live in 1976.




2:00-3:00 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:"
From KPFA. Caroline's Website: http://www.coyotenetworknews.com


3-3:30 Science Fiction Break


3:45 - 5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'


5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711


That's All Folks!


Roy rtuckman (at) kpfk.org




TO SUBSCRIBE (free), UNSUBSCRIBE OR CHANGE ADDRESS (MUST BE DONE FROM YOUR OWN BROWSER) GO TO HTTP://WWW.SOMETHINGSHAPPENING.COM AND CLICK ON 'WHAT SHALL HAPPEN' FOR EZ DIRECTIONS

August 26-29

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