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Thanks to Buzz, I was able to take a few weeks off on a rare vacation. It's not easy to find anyone to play my show - although it would be easy to find people to play their choices during the midnight to 6am hours. Buzz has been on the 'ready to do' work at the station whatever it is, from washing dishes to field recording programs and being on the National Board and I'm grateful to have had a rest. I think the most valuable reminder I had was a renewed appreciation of the importance of a great night time show on the air and this has renewed my resolve to ... umm, keep creating a great night time show on the radio.

Next fund drive planned for February 4.

(Latest Pacifica in Exile Newsletter not included here due to questions of accuracy by some National Board Members)


January 12 - "Philosophy as Music"

From Pacifica Radio Archives, 1 (800) 735-0230,

Archive #BB0528.35


12-3 Danny Sheehan, "The JFK Assassination" #17

"Theory #9- 7 Days in May- Joint Chiefs of Staff Coup" (Nov. 21, 2013, one day before the 50th anniversary in 2013)

Class lecture given at University of California, Santa Cruz.

Daniel Sheehan is a Harvard College, Harvard Law School and Harvard Divinity School–trained Constitutional Litigation and Appellate Attorney. For close to five decades, Danny’s work as a Federal Civil Rights Attorney, Author, Public Speaker and College and Law School Professor has helped expose the structural sources of injustice in our country and around the world.

Daniel has protected the fundamental and inalienable rights of our world’s citizens and has elucidated a compelling and inspiring vision for the future direction of our human family. Dan’s dedication to this vision and his work have placed him at the center of many of the most important legal cases and social movements of our generation.

Since 2006, Daniel Sheehan has served as the lead attorney and general counsel for the Lakota People’s Law Project (LPLP). Much of LPLP’s work has been in South Dakota to stop violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and rescue Lakota children from an abusive state care system.

In 2016, LPLP began organizing around the Dakota Access Pipeline. Our Lakota staff were on the ground at Oceti Sakowin camp from its inception in April 2016 to the final days in February, 2017. Daniel represented Chase Iron Eyes who faced felony charges related to the #NoDAPL movement. Although Chase’s case did not go to trial, we are building an online archive to make public the strategy and details of our necessity and treaty defenses. To learn more about the work of Lakota People’s Law Project, visit

Daniel Sheehan’s Memoir Published by Counterpoint Press

'The Peoples Advocate,' the autobiography of American Constitutional Trial Attorney Daniel Sheehan. Sheehan traces his personal journey from his working-class roots through Harvard Law School and his initial career in private practice. His early disenchantment led to his return for further study at Harvard Divinity School, and rethinking the nature of his career. Eventually his role as President and Chief Trial Counselor for the famous Washington, DC-based Christic Institute would help define his role as America’s preeminent cause lawyer.

In 'The Peoples Advocate,' Sheehan details “the inside story” of over a dozen historically significant American legal cases of the 20th Century, all of which he litigated. The remarkable cases covered in the book include both The Pentagon Papers Case in 1971 and The Watergate Burglary Case in 1973. In addition, Sheehan served as the Chief Attorney on The Karen Silkwood Case in 1976, which revealed the CIA’s Israeli Desk had been smuggling 98% bomb-grade plutonium to the State of Israel and to Iran. In 1984, he was the Chief Trial Counsel on The American Sanctuary Movement Case, establishing the right of American church workers to provide assistance to Central American political refugees fleeing Guatemalan and Salvadorian “death squads.” His involvement with the sanctuary movement ultimately led to Sheehan’s famous Iran/Contra Federal Civil Racketeering Case against the Reagan/Bush Administration, which he investigated, initiated, filed, and then litigated. The resulting “Iran/Contra Scandal” nearly brought down that Administration, leading Congress to consider the impeachment of over a dozen of the top-ranking officials of the Reagan/Bush Administration.

'The Peoples Advocate' is the “real story” of these and many other historic American cases, told from the unique point of view of a central lawyer.


Conscious Life Expo: Info & Tickets: (800) 367-5777

Sheehan: Paid Workshop: 'Awakening in the New Paradigm'

Saturday, February 8, 4pm

George Noory Forum, 'What I Believe'

Sat., February 8, 12-2pm (12 participants including Sheehan)

UFO Panel Discussion

Sunday, February 9, 10am-noon (8 participants including Sheehan)

3-3:30 Science Fiction Addendum

3:40- 5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

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5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar

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12-1 Gary Null Progressive Commentary Hour – 'The Back story of the AIDS epidemic, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the new drug Truvada and more medical misinformation'

Charles Ortleb is a journalist, novelist and filmmaker who gained notoriety as the publisher of the gay biweekly New York Native between 1980 and 1996. The Native was the first major publication to take the AIDS epidemic seriously and question the AIDS hypothesis. The publication brought many important individuals such as Peter Duesberg to public attention. New York Native also published John Lauritsen’s investigative reporting on the deadly effects of the AIDS drug AZT and was also the first to cover the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemic which has been called an epidemic of “Non-HIV AIDS.” For a decade the biweekly reported on Neenyah Ostrom’s on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome investigations. Much of her reporting focused on HHV-6, the virus that links AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Rolling Stone journalist David Black claimed Chuck’s New York Native deserved a Pulitzer. Chuck has also written several novels and plays including the novel “Iron Peter.” His book on the history of New York Native and its role in the coverage of AIDS is “The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic Cover-up.”The book has been on Amazon AIDS bestseller list for almost two years. His newest book which comes out next week is called “Susan Sontag as Metaphor” which is about his complicated relationship with the famous intellectual and how she ignored warnings and betrayed the gay community in her famous book, "AIDS and Its Metaphors.” You can find more information about Chuck and his books and writings at


1-2. Gary Null, Progressive Commentary Hour 'A Glitch in the Matrix'

David Fuller, who worked at the UK’s Channel 4 news for a decade as a producer/director, also recently released "Truth in the Time of Chaos" (, a documentary about my work. 'In A Glitch in the Matrix,' he analyzes and assesses my recent viral interview with Cathy Newman, unpacking the deeper political, psychological and archetypal levels of the clash. Background information can be found in this Medium article:


2-3 The Gary Null Show - 01.07.20, 'Bayer-Monsanto's covert operations to protect its products and silence opposition'

Carey Gillam is an environmental and agricultural journalist and investigative reporter who has been traveling around the nation for years to observe and report on the state of America's food system, farming and meeting with US regulators, lawmakers, scientists and corporate officials. She is the Research Director of US Right to Know, a non profit consumer organization devoted to exposing the truth about industrial agriculture, the threats of pesticides and GMOs and exposing Big Agriculture's corruption. Earlier, Carey was a Reuters journalist for 17 years. She has been invited by the European Parliament to address a council about Monsanto and Roundup when the EU deliberated on whether or not to ban Monsanto's glyphosate herbicide. Carey's important book "Whitewash: The Story of a Weedkiller, Cancer and the Corruption of Science" has recently been released in paperback. The book received the Rachel Carson Environmental Book Award and exposes the role of corporate influence over American agriculture, federal officials and politicians. Her website is


3-4 The Gary Null Show - 01.09.20, 'What Impact has the Assassination of General Suleimani and Recent US Aggression Had on Iranians?'

Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of the anti-war feminist organization Codepink and a co-founder of the international human rights organization Global Exchange. For over 20 years she has been been one of our nation's most high profile leaders and advocates in the movement for humanitarian, civil and social justice. In 2005 she was among other exemplary women nominated to receive a collective Peace Prize for their efforts to promote peace and received the Gandhi Peace Award in 2014. She has been at the forefront of protesting the war efforts of Bush and Obama and now the further escalation of violence under Trump. In the past, Medea has organized humanitarian aid for war refugees in Lebanon and in 2011 she sailed on the US peace flotilla to Gaza and led delegations to deliver medical supplies during Israel’s Pillar of Defense campaign. Medea is the author of almost 10 books, the most recent being "Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran" which is a superb primer for modern Iran's history, its government structure, life in Iran and human rights, and more recent conflicts between Iran and other nations, notably the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Her website is


4-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

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5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar

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12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #1097 - Fascism: 2019 World Tour, Part 7 (Azov on Our Mind, Part 3)"

This program continues analysis of the Azov milieu’s networking with fascist indidviduals and organizations at an individual level, at an organizational level and online.

Embracing “lone wolf” fascists around the world, as well as networking with fascist organizations and combatants who have joined the war in Ukraine’s Eastern provinces, Azov is recapitulating the “Intermarium” concept, minted by Polish head of state Josef Pilsudski in the period between the World Wars. Working with Croatians aligned with the “Neo-Ustachi’ milieu we have covered in many past programs, Azov is seeking to develop a nascent Eastern and Central European alliance of fascist and reactionary elements.

Of particular interest is the significance of the Ukrainian and Croatian fascist alliance, which will be explored at greater length in future programs.

Other programs highlighting the return of the Ustachi to power in the “new” Croatia include: FTR #‘s 49, 154, 766, 901.

Next, we note that The FBI arrested a US Army soldier for planning domestic terror attacks. Jarrett William Smith–charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction.

Smith has been in contact with the Azov Battalion. As early as 2016, he talked about traveling to Ukraine to join Azov. He joined the US military instead in June of 2017. After joining the military, Smith used Facebook to connect with another American who had traveled to Ukraine in 2017 to 2019 to fight with a group similar to Azov, which appears to be Pravy Sektor. This American reportedly acted as Smith’s mentor.

Using the encrypted messaging app Telegram, Smith discussed with an undercover FBI agent his plans for a car bomb attack against an unnamed major cable news network’s headquarters and distributed bomb-making materials. He also talked about attacks against members of antifa and interested in finding like-minded individuals to help him.

Looking ahead to other articles below, we note that: “. . . . Earlier this month, former FBI agent Ali Soufan, who runs the global security firm the Soufan Center, testified that 17,000 foreigners, including from the U.S. have traveled to Ukraine in recent years to gain paramilitary skills there. They fought alongside far-right groups like Azov and were returning home with those new skills. . . .”

We conclude by noting that House Democrats are lobbying that the Azov Battalion be labeled a Foreign Terrotr Organizaation. This would facilitate attempts to neutralize combatants who had served with Azov upon their return to this country.

Good luck with that!

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1-2 Arundhati Roy, “Modi’s India”

Program #ROYA022. Recorded in New York, NY on November 15, 2019.

The India of its current prime minister Narender Modi is a far cry from the India of Gandhi and Nehru. Tolerance and secularism are being replaced by Hindutva, a Hindu nationalist ideology which seeks to establish Hindu dominance in a country where there are hundreds of millions of religious minorities. Modi is the head of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the BJP. It is the political arm of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the RSS. One scholar says the RSS “was explicitly influenced by European fascist movements, its leading politicians regularly praised Hitler and Mussolini.” India’s Muslim population of 200 million has been singled out by Modi. Islamophobia has resulted in murders, massacres, and lynchings of Muslims. There have been demonstrations all over India protesting Modi’s policies. Muslim majority Kashmir continues to remain under military rule.


Arundhati Roy is a world-renowned writer and global justice activist. The New York Times calls her, “India’s most impassioned critic of globalization and American influence.” She is the author of the novels ‘The God of Small Things,’ for which she received the Booker Prize, and ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.’ Her book of interviews with David Barsamian is ‘The Checkbook & the Cruise Missile.’ A collection of her essays ‘My Seditious Heart’ is published by Haymarket.

From Alternative Radio, 1 (800) 444-1977,

2-2:30 Chris Hedges, "On Contact"

Originally heard Sundays, 12:30pm


2:30-3:30 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Initially heard on KPFK Mondays 2 pm

3:40-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

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5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar

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12-1 Alan Watts, “Veil of Thoughts” Part 5 of 5

“Despite its marvelous achievements in many domains, the thinking process falls short of being able to penetrate its own veil to reach direct knowledge of the Self. This is directly clear to psychotherapists who have long known that merely ‘cerebral investigation’ does not illuminate the ‘Unconscious.’ But our strategies for self-knowledge seem always to get in their own way and somehow we have to creep up on the quarry without making a sound.” (AW)

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1-2 Ram Dass: "Soul Land" (NOTE: Listed but not played last week)

Last month, the Sounds True community was saddened to hear of the passing of Ram Dass, one of the great lights of American spiritual inquiry. Born Richard Alpert, Ram Dass (meaning "servant of God") rose to the forefront of psychedelic exploration and the movement toward Eastern philosophy in the 1960s and '70s. He wrote the all-time classic Be Here Now in addition to many other published works, including Sounds True's 'Walking Each Other Home.' This special edition of 'Insights at the Edge' presents an interview between Tami Simon and Ram Dass from 2012 (after his stroke). During this conversation, Ram Dass and Tami discuss a deeper exploration of the self and the individual soul. They talk about experiencing the guru Maharaj-ji living on through the bodies and teachings of his students. Finally, Ram Dass considers the everyday experience of the atman-what he calls "the mega soul" beyond all others.

(NOTE: Ram Dass had suffered a stroke, had greatly recovered but still spoke haltingly.)

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2:00-3:00 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:"

The wedding of spiritual magic and compassionate social activism with host Caroline Casey.

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3-3:30 Science Fiction Break

3:40-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website:

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