Peter and Cathie Weissenberg are this week’s guests on Real Politik. They are a long time married couple who met and were raised in the Washington DC area. They are both professionals who have each been employed in their respective fields for over 25 years, Cathie in the area of insurance and Peter within telecommunication, primarily for the industry giant Verizon. While working at Verizon in 2002 Peter first became the victim of workplace harassment.
This week’s guest on Real Politik is political cartoonist Ben Garrison. In a sea of largely homogeneous editorial cartooning, Mr. Garrison brings a truly unique voice and vision. Presently a freelance commercial artist, Garrison’s first cartoons appeared in The San Angelo Standard Times in the early 1980s. He was also a graphic artist at the The San Antonio Express News and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
In 2008, the big banks were bailed out, which served as Garrison’s wake-up call. Like many other outraged Americans, he wrote his senators and congressman, urging them vote against the bailout, but he was ignored. The bailout marked the point where Mr. Garrison felt he had to do something. He wanted to ring alarm bells and so he became a citizen muckraker. In 2009 he began drawing editorial cartoons that skewered the Federal Reserve and the growing police state in America. The Internet made it possible for his cartoons to be seen by millions all over the world. The Internet also made it possible for anonymous entities to deface his work, libel his name and make him into the most trolled cartoonist in the world.
On this week’s Real Politik we speak with Jeanice Barcelo on modern medicine’s theft and brutalization of the human birthing process. Barcelo is a transformational teacher in the movement to expose the violence of hospital birth and to return birthing to the home. She is also the author of the 2014 book, Birth Trauma and the Dark Side of Modern Medicine: Exposing Systematic Violence During Hospital Childbirth and the Hijacking of Human Love, a work that examines the horrors of technologically-managed pregnancy and childbirth, and how we as a society have come to accept this as a substitute for what was once a truly divine and spiritual event.
With “tax season” upon us we speak with independent researcher and US income tax historian Pete Hendrickson on this week’s Real Politik. Mr. Hendrickson is the only American citizen who has received a full refund of all income, Medicare and Social Security taxes withheld throughout his working life. He argues that over the past 75 years the income tax and to whom it applies has became vastly misunderstood by most of the US citizenry. This was the result of a major public relations campaign during World War II and the subsequent growth of a federal bureaucracy and tax-preparation industries in the post-war era.
Northern California-based environmental activist and Rense Radio Network host Deborah Tavares is a guest on this week’s Real Politik. She explains impending threats to US citizens’ human and property rights via the ongoing aggressive United Nations’ Agenda 21 program being stealthily enacted in towns and counties throughout the United States.
On this episode of Real Politik the last words of Attorney Myron May are broadcast to an international audience for the first time. A few days before going on a shooting spree at the Strozier Library on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, May calmly and knowledgeably video-recorded his observations and insights regarding what he argued was an organized campaign of electronic harassment, stalking and surveillance he was subject to. Withstanding what he argued was a sophisticated program of continual harassment, May hoped that an extreme act could draw attention to the plight of targeted individuals. In this vein he challenged elected officials and mainstream media to address the event and issue rather than explain them away as matters of mental illness.
Trailblazing psychiatrist and author Colin A. Ross is a guest on the January 18 Real Politik. He discusses the origins of CIA mind control, the psycho-pharmaceutical complex, the Obama administration’s recent project for mandatory mental health screenings of school children, and much more.
Dr. Ross has practiced psychiatry for over three decades. He is the author of 12 books, including Human Energy Fields: A New Science and Medicine (2009), The CIA Doctors: Human Rights Violations by American Psychiatrists (2006), Bluebird: Deliberate Creation of Multiple Personality Disorder by Psychiatrists (2000), and Satanic Ritual Abuse: Principles of Treatment (1995). An internationally recognized expert on dissociative identity disorder, he also oversees the Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma.
Political blogger and videographer Peter Klein joins the program to discuss his latest documentary production, We Need to Talk About Sandy Hook, a major collaborative effort released by Independent Media Solidarity on November 30, 2014. Founded in 2014, IMS includes several dozen independent researchers and media producers, ten of whom contributed directly to the 2014 documentary.
On this joint edition of Real Politik and The Real Deal Connecticut-based author and filmmaker William Shanley speaks with James Fetzer and James Tracy on his trillion dollar lawsuit against big media for fraud and terrorism of the public via their reportage on the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre event. Shanley maintains that the alleged shooting was a FEMA-orchestrated drill deviously presented by major wire services, newspapers, and broadcast and cable networks as an genuine tragedy.
“When it comes to academia, what does it mean to base an entire account on tortured testimony?”-Adnan Zuberi
Canadian filmmaker Adnan Zuberi is this week’s guest on Real Politik, where he discusses his award-winning 2013 documentary, 9/11 in the Academic Community: Academia’s Treatment of Critical Perspectives on 9/11. Zuberi also discuss his own experiences and interactions as a university student that contributed to his creation of the film, as well as more recent projects addressing geopolitics and the “war on terror.”