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September 02, 2014 12:28 AM PDT

Connecting the Climate Crisis, Wars, Surveillance and More

We spend the hour with Dr. Nafeez Ahmed who is a bestselling author, investigative journalist and international security scholar. He is executive director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development. His newest book is “Zero Point,” a science fiction thriller that “explore[s] the self-defeating hubris of an all-powerful national security state in an era of converging environmental, energy and economic crises.” His novel predicted current events in the Middle East, particularly the recent US airstrikes in Iraq. We’ll explore the climate crisis, resource wars (particularly for energy), the growing surveillance state and more.

Relevant Articles, Books and Websites:

Iraq blowback: Isis rise manufactured by insatiable oil addiction by Nafeez Ahmed

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown by Nafeez Ahmed

Scientists vindicate ‘Limits to Growth’ – urge investment in ‘circular economy’ by Nafeez Ahmed

Exposed: Pentagon Funds New Data-Mining Tools to Track and Kill Activists, Part I by Nafeez Ahmed

Institute for Policy Research and Development

 

Guest:

1nafeezahmedDr. Nafeez Ahmed – Through his books, films and journalism, Ahmed argues that a combination of political repression, failed economic models, young disenfranchised populations and escalating resource scarcity due to energy, food and water crises are contributing to what he calls a “new age of unrest.” Instability in far apart locations from Brazil to Ukraine to Thailand – as well as Syria, Egypt and beyond – are symptoms of an accelerating “global riot epidemic” due to the end of cheap oil and intensifying climate disasters.

In March 2014, Ahmed made global headlines with his exclusive Guardian report on a NASA-funded model of the risks of civilisational collapse which identified how widening economic inequalities and looming resource shortages due to ecological stress could precipitate a collapse of global industrial civilisation. In a further series of exclusives this summer, Ahmed exposed how the Pentagon and UK Ministry of Defence are funding social science and data-mining projects to develop tools to track political dissent and public opposition to fossil fuels. His exclusive reporting has also included revelations on the link between NSA mass surveillance, environmental crisis, and political activism; and how US-UK covert operations and foreign policies have empowered Gulf state-backed jihadists, fanning the flames of Middle East unrest from Iraq to Egypt to Syria.

A former lecturer in international politics at Sussex and Brunel universities, Ahmed is the bestselling, award-winning author of five books on international security issues, the latest of which is A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It (2010) – the first peer-reviewed academic work to analyse the intersection of climate change, energy depletion, food crisis, economic turbulence, international terrorism, and state militarisation. Ahmed wrote, co-produced and presented the documentary feature film inspired by the book, The Crisis of Civilization.

September 01, 2014 12:46 AM PDT

In the kick off episode for a series on the education system in the United States of America, we take a look at the Prussian education system that was established after that country's devastating defeat at the hands of Napoleon's military in 1806.  Decades after that system was up and running, Prussia was a serious force to be reckoned with in Europe.  The notoriety of their education system had piqued the interest of an American, elite, Protestant, politician named Horace Mann.  So much so, that Mann went to Prussia in 1843 to see how this "Three Tiered System" worked.  Upon his return, Mann (who was Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education at the time) pushed very hard to implement what he had seen in Prussia.  The effects of which are still alive and well in today's compulsory public school system.

August 31, 2014 12:29 AM PDT

Repression

Syllabification: re·pres·sion   Pronunciation: /rəˈpreSH(ə)n /

noun

The action of subduing someone or something by force.

Synonyms

1.1The restraint, prevention, or inhibition of a feeling, quality, etc.

1.2The action or process of suppressing a thought or desire in oneself so that it remains unconscious.

- Oxford’s English Dictionary

 

Beats:

“Start The Revolution” – Marcel Cartier

“Money Can’t Save You” – Poke Chop

“Make Love (B-Girl Mia Styles Remix)” – Julie C.

“New Oakland” – Mistah F.A.B.

 

Cuts:

“Code Of Hammurabi” – Sa Roc

“Not N-ggaz” – K-Swift

“Overdose” – L. Jinny

“Shake And Dance With Me” – Con Funk Shun

“A Change Is Gonna Come” – Harlem Boys Choir

“Black Rage (A Sketch)” – Lauryn Hill

 

Vocals:

Police terrorism from Salt Lake City to Ferguson, Missouri,  Mumia Abu-Jamal,  Four Rules For Responsible Gun Ownership That Even KKKOPs Routinely Violate, Omali Yeshitela, and a lot MORE…!

#blacklivesmatter  #michael brown  #wakeupgoddammit

August 29, 2014 01:51 PM PDT

This week on Air Occupy, we speak with Dr. Rodolfo Dirzo regarding his recent research on what may be the beginning of the Earth's Sixth Mass Extinction, caused by humans. Dr. Dirzo is a senior Fellow at the Standford Woods Institute for the Environment and Bing Professor in Environmental Science at Stanford University. Additionally, he heads the Dirzo Lab in the Department of Biology at Stanford. Dr. Dirzo specializes in the ecology of tropical ecosystems. Specifically, he studies plant-animal interactions from ecological and evolutionary perspectives. Recently, he has focused on the consequences of anthropogenic impact (deforestation, fragmentation, defaunation) on tropical ecosystems, particularly in terms of the disruption of ecological processes, such as biotic interactions.

www.AirOccupy.com

Music:
Space Shuttle by Gil Scott-Heron
Rock Box by Que D
Extinction Burst by Primus

August 27, 2014 09:29 PM PDT

Matthew Hoh is a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy and is the former Director of the Afghanistan Study Group, a network of foreign and public policy experts and professionals advocating for a change in US strategy in Afghanistan. A former State Department official, Matthew resigned in protest from his post in Afghanistan over US strategic policy and goals in Afghanistan in September 2009. Prior to his assignment in Afghanistan, Matthew was in Iraq; first in 2004-5 in Salah ad Din Province with a State Department reconstruction and governance team and then in 2006-7 in Anbar Province as a Marine Corps company commander. When not deployed, Matthew worked on Afghanistan and Iraq policy and operations issues at the Pentagon and State Department from 2002-8. Matthew’s writings have appeared in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Defense News, the Guardian, the Huffington Post, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. The Council on Foreign Relations has cited Matthew’s resignation letter from his post in Afghanistan as an Essential Document. In 2010, Matthew was named the Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling. Matthew is a member of the Board of Directors for Council for a Livable World and is an Advisory Board Member for Expose Facts (ExposeFacts.org). He writes on issues of war, peace and post-traumatic stress disorder recovery at MatthewHoh.com.

Total run time: 29:00

Host: David Swanson.
Producer: David Swanson.
Music by Duke Ellington.

Download from Archive or LetsTryDemocracy.

Pacifica stations can also download from AudioPort.

Syndicated by Pacifica Network.

Please encourage your local radio stations to carry this program every week!

Please embed the SoundCloud audio on your own website!

Past Talk Nation Radio shows are all available free and complete at
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August 26, 2014 05:36 PM PDT

Immediately, after the 2010 Citizens United ruling, author Jeff Clements published a series of predications about the decision's impact. Three year later, his projections have come true. This week on Occupy Radio, we interview Clements about the updates to his book, Corporations Are Not People, and one thing he didn't foresee - the widespread, determined citizen opposition to corporate personhood. --Rivera

http://www.clementsllc.com/home/Welcome.html
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/6411:corporations-are-not-people
http://freespeechforpeople.org/Corporationsarenotpeople
http://corporationsarenotpeople.com/
http://corporationsarenotpeople.com/author/jeffclements/
http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-supreme-court-citizens-united-20140811-story.html
http://www.dcmediagroup.us/2014/08/25/protests-intensify-police-shooting-death-michael-brown/
 

Contact Occupy Radio:

Twitter: @occupyradio23

Email: occupyradio23@gmail.com

Phone: (541) 632-4092


Author/Actress Rivera Sun sings the anthem of our times and rallies us to meet adversity with gusto. In addition to The Dandelion Insurrection, she is the author of nine plays, a book of poetry, and her debut novel, Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars, which celebrates everyday heroes who meet the challenges of climate change with compassion, spirit, and strength.        www.risingsundancetheater.com/wpblog/         http://www.riverasun.com/


David Geitgey Sierralupe prefers you call him Getch. As Dr. Seuss once noted, there are way too many Daves. When not plotting to Occupy the Media through an activist, internet media hub, Getch remodels homes in Eugene, Oregon. 

August 23, 2014 08:43 AM PDT

“The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference – see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia’s vote.  Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too.

In the beginning, there were the militias. In the South, they were also called the “slave patrols,” and they were regulated by the states.

In Georgia, for example, a generation before the American Revolution, laws were passed in 1755 and 1757 that required all plantation owners or their male white employees to be members of the Georgia Militia, and for those armed militia members to make monthly inspections of the quarters of all slaves in the state.  The law defined which counties had which armed militias and even required armed militia members to keep a keen eye out for slaves who may be planning uprisings.

As Dr. Carl T. Bogus wrote for the University of California Law Review in 1998, “The Georgia statutes required patrols, under the direction of commissioned militia officers, to examine every plantation each month and authorized them to search ‘all Negro Houses for offensive Weapons and Ammunition’ and to apprehend and give twenty lashes to any slave found outside plantation grounds.”

It’s the answer to the question raised by the character played by Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained when he asks, “Why don’t they just rise up and kill the whites?” 

If the movie were real, it would have been a purely rhetorical question, because every southerner of the era knew the simple answer: Well regulated militias kept the slaves in chains.”

- Thom Hartmann

Beats:

“Start The Revolution” – Marcel Cartier

“G-Code” – Geto Boys

“Devils” – Lil Boosie

“Death Of Me” – Waka Flocka Flame

“Time To Pretend” – MGMT

 

Cuts:

“G-Code” – Geto Boys

“Be Free” – J. Cole

“Cold War” – Janelle Monae

“A Change Is Gonna Come” – Patty LaBelle

 

Vocals:

Fighting Police Terrorism In Ferguson, Missouri, The Transfer Agreement: Nazi/Zionist Partnership Against Palestinians, Sensei Lewis, Jacob Brown, and MORE…!

August 22, 2014 09:57 AM PDT

Today we speak with Professor David Harris, Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, about racial profiling and the militarized police response to public protest resulting from the shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, MO.

Professor Harris teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and classes on criminal justice policy and national security.
Professor Harris’s books include Profiles in Injustice: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work (2002), and Good Cops: The Case for Preventive Policing (2005). He is regarded as the country’s foremost expert on racial profiling, and has testified in Congress numerous times on profiling and related subjects. Professor Harris’s newest book, Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science explores why police and prosecutors have largely resisted changes recommended by decades of scientific work on eyewitness identification, interrogation of suspects, and non-DNA forensics, and how we can break through this resistance in order to have fewer wrongful convictions and a more accurate criminal justice system.
Professor Harris also works on law enforcement and police/community relations around the country and around the world. He gives speeches and does professional training for law enforcement, judges, attorneys, and community groups, and presents his work regularly in academic conferences. He also works frequently with the media (the New York Times, Washington Post, NBC’s Today Show, NPR, and many others). You can find his blog on developments in criminal law at failedevidence.wordpress.com.

If you have any questions or comments during the show, please email us, post onour Facebook page, or send us a tweet @AirOccupy.

Peace,

Liz, Jerry, and Shannon
www.AirOccupy.com

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If you missed last week's program with Clay Henderson about Florida water and land conservation, you can listen online at any time on our website under past programs or onOccupytheMedia.Podomatic.com!

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OCCUPY YOUR MIND!

August 21, 2014 06:02 AM PDT

Fred Ptucha is a U.S. Navy veteran who did four tours in Vietnam and who came across evidence that the Gulf of Tonkin incident of 50 years ago this month did not occur, and the United States was lied into a war.

Total run time: 29:00

Host: David Swanson.
Producer: David Swanson.
Music by Duke Ellington.

Download from Archive or LetsTryDemocracy.

Pacifica stations can also download from AudioPort.

Syndicated by Pacifica Network.

Please encourage your local radio stations to carry this program every week!

Please embed the SoundCloud audio on your own website!

Past Talk Nation Radio shows are all available free and complete at
http://TalkNationRadio.org

August 20, 2014 12:40 AM PDT

Water is a human right; we can't survive for more than three days without it. In Detroit, residents are battling water shut-offs and emergency managers to make sure all people have access to affordable water. This week on Occupy Radio, we interview Tawana Petty, an organizer who has been front and center in the Detroit Water Crisis. -- Rivera

 

"Tawana Petty is a mother, organizer, author and poet who was born and raised in Detroit. She is a board member of the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership, the Detroit Center for Community Advancement, and the Oakland Avenue Artist Coalition. She is a communications rep for Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, the People's Water Board Coalition and We The People of Detroit, and is the coordinator for the New Work New Culture Conference being held in Detroit from October 18-20, 2014. The website for the conference is www.reimaginingwork.org."

http://peopleswaterboard.blogspot.com/

Tawana was interviewed on Let's Talk Movement Building

http://letstalkmovementbuilding.org/gentrification-steroids-detroit-water-shut-offs/

 

Progressive Media voices skepticism over 10 Point Plan

http://michigancitizen.com/detroit-mayors-water-plan-misses-the-mark/ http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/08/01/partial-victory-detroit-water-crisis-city-regains-power-resource

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/following-prolonged-water-shut-offs-food-water-watch-and-allies-urge-obama-administration-to-declare-public-health-emergency-in-detroit/


Contact Occupy Radio:

Twitter: @occupyradio23

Email: occupyradio23@gmail.com

Phone: (541) 632-4092


Author/Actress Rivera Sun sings the anthem of our times and rallies us to meet adversity with gusto. In addition to The Dandelion Insurrection, she is the author of nine plays, a book of poetry, and her debut novel, Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars, which celebrates everyday heroes who meet the challenges of climate change with compassion, spirit, and strength.        www.risingsundancetheater.com/wpblog/         http://www.riverasun.com/


David Geitgey Sierralupe prefers you call him Getch. As Dr. Seuss once noted, there are way too many Daves. When not plotting to Occupy the Media through an activist, internet media hub, Getch remodels homes in Eugene, Oregon. 

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